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Tropical garden 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa, only 5 minutes walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Tropical garden villa, short walk to beautiful beaches and charming town of Speightstown

Pretty, bright spacious garden villa surrounded by palm and mango trees. The Heywood's Estate is in a quiet neighbourhood and the villa is situated in a small cul de sac, and just over 5 minutes walk to the beautiful west coast Heywood's beach. The villa is gated with automated side gate for private parking. The Master bedroom has a large bright balcony, great for breakfast or evening rum punches. Downstairs is open plan with French doors leading to a terrace at the front of the villa. Fully equipped kitchen with washing area leading to the dining area. The kitchen leads to a pretty garden room, completely private with dining table and chairs and is ideal for shade and slight breeze. There is an outside shower just to the side of the garden room, ideal for rinsing off sand from the beach. The villa boasts a pretty private garden with mango, avocado and palm trees.

Property Manager
Maria Bartrum
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Maria Bartrum

Stradbally Villa has been our family holiday home since 2006, having spent a couple of years living on the Island. We instantly fell in love with Barbados for the relaxed and chilled out lifestyle and perfect escape from the UK winter weather.

Maria Bartrum purchased this villa in 2007

Why Maria Bartrum chose Douglas

The Heywood's Park estate is a friendly and quiet community, with a mix of locals and ex-pats. We have a wonderful manager called O'Brian, and he does a great job, along with Maurice, looking after our home and welcoming our guests.

We love the charm and character of Speighstown and feel we're in the "real" Barbados".

To view previous guest reviews visit Trip Advisor or contact Maria for details.

What makes this villa unique

We love to walk down to the beach first thing in the morning and again just before sunset for a swim in the sea. We live like the locals and enjoy buying local produce from Speightstown and spend our days soaking up the warm weather.

In the evenings we stroll to Speightstown for a beer, there is a good choice of cafes, bars and restaurants in the town. If you decide to stay in our home, we can provide a list of recommendations of restaurants/cafes to suit all budgets and places to see, based on our own experiences.


Douglas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk in shower plus 2 wash basins - including walk in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bedroom has wet room and walk in closet, bedroom 2/3 have bath, shower, wash basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom plus en suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 plus en suite - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 plus en suite - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has super king size bed, en-suite wet room and walk in closet. Second and third bedrooms both have 2 single beds with en suite, bedroom 3 has a bath as well as a shower and plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space. Master bedroom has French doors leading to a large balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: If you would like a cook, housekeeper, baby sitter, cot, taxi, car hire, we can provide, please enquire for daily rates Outside: The garden wraps around the villa and is surrounded by palm trees, mango trees and other tropical plants. There is a table and 2 chairs on the Master bedroom balcony. There are 4 sun loungers and 2 reclining chairs. There is private parking for 2 cars. From the kitchen is a garden room, perfect for relaxing away from the midday sun. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included, there are also beach towels available. Extra maid service during your stay is available at extra cost (please enquire for details) Other: There is a downstairs cloakroom


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Tropical garden 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa, only 5 minutes walk to beach
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Tropical serene paradise in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at this beautiful villa, enjoying the tropical gardens, cool breeze, and the gentle short stroll down to the most perfect quiet beach. We did not want to leave at the end of our 2 week stay.

The rooms are wonderfully light and airy with all the mod-cons we could want, including great wifi. Our favourite spot was the balcony off the master bedroom where we would watch the beautiful sunsets in the evening, as well as the hummingbirds.

The manager (OB) was very helpful if you needed anything or had any questions, and the owners (Maria and Tony) were great at communicating with us.

The location is ideal. The villa itself if in a lovely quiet spot, but within a short stroll down to the historical Speightstown, where there are lots of local shops and bars where you can eat, drink or listen to live music.The villa is also a short walk to a main bus station where we enjoyed the reggae bus experience!

We have already booked another stay at this villa and can't wait to get get back! It's a hidden gem - our little paradise.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit again with us recently and so pleased to hear you had a great time. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we hope you visit us again. Maria & Tony
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The property is a very good looking villa

  • 4 of 5

WE had a fantastic holiday in a fantastic villa. It is extremely well equipped, and very comfy. It is in a lovely location, not far from a wonderful beach. the manager was very helpful, with very good customer service. I would recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colin for your excellent review and so pleased you enjoyed your holiday, you would be most welcome to stay in our home again, should you return. Regards Maria & Tony
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Beautifully spacious, Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted when we arrived at the villa. It was perfectly located just a couple of minutes walk from the bus stop.

The villa itself was surrounded by tropical fruit and palm trees - a real piece of paradise!

Inside it was wonderfully clean and spacious with everything we needed, from a supply of towels and fresh linen, to a fantastically equipped kitchen, which even a fruit blender - perfect for fruit smoothies and cocktails!

We were delighted with how close the villa was to the beach - only a short stroll away. The beach itself was a wonderful sandy beach, which we often had all to ourselves. Just up the beach is Port St Charles, which meant we were able to watch all the glamorous boats pass by.

We hired a car for half the holiday, but decided to use the public transport for the rest of the time as we were so close to the bus terminal. This was a fantastic experience as we got to see lots of the island and get stuck into local life.

One of the best moments I had in Barbados was in the villa, sitting on the balcony off the master bedroom and watching the many glorious sunsets, enjoying the gentle breeze through the tropical trees.

We are already looking to book our next holiday here, completely perfect in every way.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

There are plenty of wonderful restaurants in Barbados to suit all budgets, and we can provide a list of our own favourites.


Heywood's/Port St Charles Beach is about 5 minutes walk and is used by the locals, and is never crowded. All beaches running along the coast can be accessed by bus or car. Mullins beach, less than 10 minutes by car/bus has plenty of beach activity including bar and restaurant.


Grantly Adams airport is 40 minutes by car, taxi prices from the airport are fixed, car hire is also available from the airport.

If you prefer, we can arrange for transport from the airport to the villa.

Due to all the local facilities, distance to beaches and frequent public transport, a car hire is not essential.


Speighstown is less than 10 minutes walk: Holetown is 10 - 15 mins by car/bus: Bridgetown is 40 minutes by car/bus: east/south coast is approximately 30 minutes by car:

Car is not absolutely essential as the bus stop/station is minutes away from the villa and run frequently.

Further Details:

Charming Speighstown is the nearest town and has food markets, banks, art galleries, bars and restaurants. Scuba-diving can be arranged from Reefers & Wreckers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $127.49

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required at time of booking.

A £100 deposit required for utility and breakages, this is refundable less electricity used and any breakages.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
We are happy to negotiate rates for long term rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.