Spacious Villa in Bakers Wood, St Peter. "Minutes" from Holetown,Speightstown, Mullins & Royal Westmoreland.
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About Deb Marshall
There's 4 of us. 2 cousins and our wives. We're all hardworking bods, born and bred in the Midlands. I'm a motorcycle dealer. My cousin Steve owns a garden centre. Our wives support and tolerate us in all we do!!!..God bless em. This is our bolt hole in the sun. For sure we've put money into it. We built it from scratch. But there's also a lot of love, sweat and beers gone in along the way. The community, your neighbours, are wonderful. We couldn't have built it without them, we couldn't maintain it without them and we wouldn't want to be anywhere else on the island. Spend a couple of weeks here and you'll see why. In Barbados, the only thing that shines brighter than the sun and the sand, is the people. You'll love it.
Deb Marshall purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Deb Marshall chose Bakers Woods
It was just wasteland when we first saw it. But it was a plot of wasteland with a sea view .And that's how it all started. We had to buy it - Here's why .. Its 2005. There's only 3 days left of the best holiday we've ever had and we fancy looking at a few properties. We've had a look at a house on the brand new development at Bakers Wood. Nice pad but not the layout we'd like. But LOVE the development. There's houses dotted around in various stages of completion. There's building going on everywhere. There's a right buzz about the place. And everybody's getting involved: Families & builders. There's a few finished properties and they look great. Next to one of them is a biggish plot of land with a little flag in it. Its a plot & its available. I got out the jeep and stumbled over to were the back garden (our pool) would be and looked left. I could see the Caribbean Sea.(Tick) Then a voice from somewhere in the garden next door. "Where you from?" I looked around. "England" I said.... to nobody in particular. "I know that. Where from in England?" "The Midlands", I said. "I know that. Where in the Midlands?" he said. "I'm from Walsall, my cousins from Solihull... and I wasn't being nosey I was just looking at the plot and..." "I lived in Solihull for 40 years. Retired over here". And so it started. All of us stood on the plot chatting, then into his place for a nose and a chat & beers. Then the most amazing thing happened. Sue, my cousins wife, recognised somebody in a photograph. "Is that Thelma ***?" she said. "Yes" he said. "That's my wife". "Are you Ozzie ...?", she said. "Yes", he said. "Do you know my wife?" "Know her. I worked with your wife for 20 years." Unbelievable Well that was it. Beers were opened. We were in for the day. Our last 2 days were spent sorting the legals. In '06 building started. In '07 we shipped the pool from Miami. The house & pool was finally completed (just), in November 2007. 2 years!! But so, so worth it. Hope you agree.
What makes this Villa unique
We reckoned that if it was comfortable for us, it would be comfortable for anybody. Cliché I know, but we wanted a home from home. We think we've done it, but if we've missed anything, feel free to offer the gift of "feedback". No1 benefit? Easy-The people who look after the place for us. Roseann - Cleans from top to bottom every week. The house WILL be clean. Pete The pool Guy- Comes in every Thursday morning to clean the pool. Ozzie - Our neighbour. Knows everybody & keeps his eye on our pad. He IS the Mayor of Bakers Wood. If anything needs doing, he lets us know & often sorts it! So what about the house... 3 good sized bedrooms- 1 Ensuite & all with Air conditioning. Excellent Wi Fi from front to back of the property. 220volt sockets in the kitchen, master bedroom, garage & porch. These are in addition to Bajan 110v sockets. We use these for powering & fast charging laptops, phones and tablets. We have a HD TV with Cable TV subscription, DVD player, DVD's, a Wi-Player (For Wii Fit), if you're in to that sort of thing. Me I'd rather be drinking Rum on the porch with the neighbours! There's also an I-pod/ I-phone Dock if you fancy some tunes. The Kitchen is very well equipped: Gas Double Cooker & Oven, loads of pots pans and cutlery (Can't you tell a bloke's writing this!) Food mixer,.. a coffee thing? There's also gas "Barby" in the garage. Bedrooms: A good nights sleep is "mega", so no skimping here. Beds by Feather & Black. Master: King Size double bed with three double wardrobes leading to ensuite shower/loo. Air con with remote control. Middle Bedroom: 2 single beds. 2 double wardrobes. Air con with remote. Front bedroom: 2 single beds. 2 double wardrobes. Air con with remote. Baby Cot avail. Utility Area: American style top loading washer & dryer. At the rear: Pool+Pool Deck & loungers: Your own pool. Not shared. Not communal. A pool bought, shipped & installed by us (a story in itself), for yours & our soul use. ENJOY! -I mean it. Really enjo
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A comfortable and welcoming holiday home from home
We enjoyed a wonderful two week holiday staying in this villa in Bakers Wood. The 3 bedroom home had everything you could require for a relaxing stay. The property was clean and well maintained, with an outdoor private pool that is regularly cleaned. You can find soun or shade by the pool, with ample sunloungers. The property has flowering shrubs and trees in its garden which attracted humming birds and butterflies and we even saw some cheeky green monkeys on a couple of occasions. There is a nice seating area next to the porch where you can watch the amazing stars at night. I found the air conditioning and fan in the bedrooms to be very useful and appreciated. The kitchen has everything you need if you wish to cook, and there is a comfy lounge when you want to come in from the sunshine.
The island itself was wonderful, and can be easily driven across, there are so many beautiful places to visit, and the local people are friendly and welcoming.
I would not hesitate to recommend this property and Barbados to any visitors.
I especially enjoyed the Mount Gay Rum Factory tour and a beach called Bathsheba, fabulous. We also saw some beautiful sunsets.
Fantastic property !
Thank you Debs, for your introduction to Barbados. Your place is totally amazing! As a solo traveller the experience was fantastic, the local people were warm, welcoming and always very helpful. Taxi to or from the villa is simple, book before you leave or at the desk just in front of the airport, safe and well organised. Your holiday home is Immaculately clean, everything one could want/need. Wifi perfect. pool was bliss, car hire easy and they went above and beyond.... Even taking me out to get me orientated with local shops/bank/petrol/restaurants. The location is perfect, and driving down to Bridgetown to go on the catamaran/turtle trip was easy and fun. (They also collect you if needed) loved the turtle trip, loved exploring the island in my car, the restaurants were exquisite, looking out at the sunsets just on the beach wow.... I have travelled for many years to many locations and would put this as one of my favourites. Thank you once again Debs.... I would certainly recommend your villa to all my friends and more.... Just need to plan my return trip...
Special interest holidays:
If you appreciate the pleasure of great food, Sandy Lane's culinary school is the place to indulge your passion. With hands-on learning, as well as cooking demonstrations, with expert chefs will share the secrets of great cuisine. With its dedicated area, you can create bespoke programmes for guests to enjoy.
Founded in 1965, The Dive Shop Ltd. was the first full-service dive operation in Barbados, and has since been a leader and pioneer in SCUBA diving and marine conservation in Barbados for over 45 years! They offer dive excursions for any level of diver, from first time explorers to seasoned dive professionals.
The villa is a four minute drive from Mullins Beach. Generally the seas on the West coast are the calmest, but good, safe, quiet swimming is available in the many tranquil bays along the South West and the South that touch the Caribbean Sea. If you like calm waters with a soft sandy bottom, then the West Coast is probably the best of these conditions, but seasonal variations can cause things to change.
Travel time from the airport is about 30-40 mins depending on traffic. It is located on highway 2 above Mullins Beach. Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands. The island is 34km (21 miles) long N–S and 23km (14 miles) wide E–W, with an area of 430sq.km (166 sq miles) and a total coastline of 97 km (60 miles). It's friendly, fun and safe.
5 minutes away there is a small shopping centre on the main road, with a supermarket, internet kiosk, bank and other services (doctors etc). Opposite is the police station, post office and a small museum. There’s access to the beach between the police station and the Sunswept Hotel. There is a restaurant there that is called Surf Side, which is has wonderful breakfasts, lunch and dinner. On a Sunday night they have a steel band and its well worth getting there early for a seat and meal.
Holetown is only a short distance from Bakers Wood, (about 2 miles away). Most things you need will be found in Holetown, supermarkets, banks, shops, restaurants and bars. There is a very comprehensive guide manual at the property which contains i.e. contact addresses, local doctors, dentists (should you need one). Together with out and about in Barbados which will point you in the right direction to Beaches to visit, bars, restaurants, golf, tennis and points of local interest. Things to do whilst in Barbados. Together with maps on getting around this beautiful island. Every party to rent the property will of course receive a copy of the manual before departure. Together with a contract.
Please note we do not allow smoking in the property. Thank you
Some comments from please whom are just clients from family or friends
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February 2012 - Sarah and James
Had. Wonderful stay, thank you. The house was great to lounge about in, tv, video everything you need. Also in a very convenient location. Very easy to find our way back when we got lost. Hope to be able to visit it again in the future. Much love!!
March 2013 Martin and julie Stafford
Many thanks Debs for introducing us to Barbados! Home had a ho Ely Nd we,coming energy. We. Entered in every direction from your conveniently located villa. ....the kids loved the pool - what a sun trap for our lily white skin to turn red.
March/April 2012 -Rachel Cashmore-Costello Epsom Downs
Thank you so much for letting us have use of your lovely home. We had an amazing time! Would recommend to friends & family. Your neighbour was a fantastic! Did the best catamaran trip on silver moon, fan static trip, rum and food.
March2012 Jack and James
Hd a tray stay a real home from home. Your neighbour was on hand if we needed anything or to know places on the island. Looking very much forward to visit it again next year.
July 2012 Steve and Sue and family
Had a lovely stay we all loved Barbados and your home was very comfortable Nd had everything we needed.
August 2012 the Conchin family
Thank you for a lovely villa, we have had a amazing holiday. We have hD great fun in the pool. We have enjoyed exploring the island and swimming with the turtles.
September 2013 Kim & John Jones
Had a great three weeks. Lovely weather - nicely relaxing by the pool. All mod cons, wi FI etc GEART.
RECOMMENDATIONS - bus it to Speighstown and then onto Bathsheba cost 4$bs each fantastic experience not to be missed.
Golf at Barbados golf club good value
Beach at Accra near Rockley sit near bar at the end of beach and avoid Saturday and Sunday's.
October and November 2012 Moseley family
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Spent many days chilling by the pool. (Paynes Bay) is a great spot on the beach also.
Neighbour next door really made the holiday.
Did the Jimmin Cruise cost (50-60£) but what a good day - everyone must try.
Perfect villa and perfect weather.
January 2013 Mr and Mrs Pover Cheshire