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Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Shelsea is in an Ideal location, is self-catering & offers weekly maid service.

Relax under the mango tree in this amazing 3 bed villa with private gardens just 2 minutes from the rejuvenating Caribbean sea.

Shelsea is a wonderful and spacious home from home. A beautiful and comfortable villa. Lush tropical gardens with spectacular trees, plants and birds. The 3 bedrooms are all air-conditioned and good quality towels and linen are provided. The villa is very well-appointed and has TV, Hi-Fi, full wi-fi and a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. The villa is very relaxing and peaceful; a place where you can get away from it all and yet arrive on the beach in less than 2 minutes. Enjoy the hammock under the shade of the mango tree and illuminate the garden in the evenings to the tunes of whistling frogs and crickets. Shelsea is a very special place!

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Sheila Jacobs
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Sheila Jacobs

Shelsea owners are Sheila & Jon Jacobs from the UK.

Sheila Jacobs purchased this villa in 2005

Why Sheila Jacobs chose Saint Lawrence Gap

We love Shelsea for the beautiful gardens, relaxing, welcoming feel and proximity to the beach and shops & restaurants of the South Coast.

We bought this property having married in Barbados in 1985 and spending many happy holidays here.

What makes this villa unique

Very close to the beach - no roads to cross so no need to dress to go to/from the beach. The garden is fantastic - we have a wonderful collection of tropical flowers, plants and trees. My favourite time is 5pm through to dusk when all the birds return home to sleep and the whistling frogs start their melody - just amazing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Family Reunion/Christmas 2012"

Shelsea was the perfect place to act as home base for our family members ( 16 of us age12-76) as we celebrated ChristmasNew Years and our return to the island after 4 of us spent 1972 living here! Other family members had rented smaller places that were within walking distance but they were all jealous at how spacious, clean and luxurious Shelsea was. We had a barbeque for Christmas day which was really fun. Dinner on the patio was a wonderful family time. Charile's restaurant just up the lane was perfect for dinner after a long day of driving around the island, a day at the beach or exploring the interior of the island. The beautiful beach down the lane was perfect for an early morning swim/watching the sunset but the kids really enjoyed the bigger waves and the monkeys at Maxwell beach just down the road and the action (and snorkeling) at accra beach ( a 5 min drive) for boogie boarding. Proximity to the Gap kept our teenagers/young adults happy with shopping and nightlife. Everyone looked forward to Fridays for the fish fry and dancing at Oistins. We had a car for the whole 2 weeks but it was not a necessity as the bus is really easy and cheap and taxis, even for large groups are just a call away)

Yvonne, Ron, Paul and Lou made sure we had everything we needed and booking/organizing the rental with Sheila was a breeze.We certainly got our monies worth!!

We highly recommend this location and the island. Everyone is super friendly, very safe, family oriented, the reefs are amazing if you are a diver ( The Dive Shop in Carlisle Bay ), lots of turtles, gorgeous beaches ( spend 2 days at the Crane- my favorite!!). One of the highlights of our trip was "Good Times" catamaran. We chartered the boat for a sunset cruise and we were treated like royalty from the minute they picked us up. Kenneth the captain provided lots of history and general knowledge of beautiful Barbados.

We will be back for Christmas 2015!!!

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Saint Lawrence Gap Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , or another X large double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The twin room can be used as 2 singles or 1 extra large double and can also include a large cot with mattress but no bedding provided for the cot.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A welcome basket of basic groceries is provided free of charge.


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Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 41 reviews

Perfect Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the most amazing holiday at Shelsea villa. Everything was perfect. The villa is like home from home with everything you might need for a relaxing, trouble-free vacation. Sheila had even provided basic groceries for our arrival and we really enjoyed the luxury of a well-stocked bookcase for our holiday reading.

The garden is beautiful and we were fascinated by the tropical trees and plants. Humming birds and little yellow breasted birds breakfasted with us every day and we spent lots of time taking pictures of them.

It was a change for us to experience self-catering rather than stay in a hotel but we will certainly go that way again! So much more fun to be able to choose where and when to eat and we ate at many different restaurants including Oistins fish fry on the Friday night. All very reasonable and such good food.

The beach was fabulous - white sand and not a bit crowded. Clear, azure sea to bathe in - who could wish for more. We hired a car to see the island but could have managed without as the location is so convenient.

Shelsea was wonderful - highly recommended! Thank you Sheila, Ronnie, Lou and Yvonne for your care and friendship. A very special holiday for us and we will certainly return as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We are thrilled to read yet another wonderful review for Shelsea and so glad to know our guests are happy staying there. We try our hardest to provide a great service and the reviews speak for themselves!
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Absolutely loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from a two week stay at Shelsea and we really did not want to leave.

The house is beautiful, the garden is a peaceful. Everywhere is so well kept, inside and outside. We spent many hours just sitting on the veranda watching the wildlife.

Inside of the house is so lovely, the beds are really good, plenty of clean linen, loads of beach towels. The kitchen is very well stocked with good quality pots and pans, no problem to whip up a meal for the 6 of us.

From arrival to leaving we were looked after really well by Lou and housekeeper Yvonne.

The location of Shelsea is great, very handy for beaches, eateries, supermarkets.

We hired a vehicle for our stay as we like the freedom of our own transport but you can quite easily get about on public transport.

Also communications with the owner was first class.

We will definitely return to Shelsea.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really enjoyed it, lovely place and would thoroughly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed it

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location is amazing, only 2 minutes walk from a stunning beach with white sand and turquoise sea. A couple of bars are 2 or 3 minutes walk away. Oistins and a large supermarket are a 15 minutes stroll away.

The villa itself easily sleeps 6 with 3 good sized bedrooms all air conditioned. The garden is beautiful and we saw humming birds and had a green monkey visit us.

Sheila was so helpful from the moment we booked the villa and provided loads of information. On arrival we were met by Lou who again was really helpful.

We had an amazing holiday in Barbados and can’t wait to return

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shelsea, one word - Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This villa is amazing., the kitchen had every thing you could possibly need, the outside dining area was lovely, the rooms were spacious and airy and no attention to detail was spared. Information on the villa and surrounding areas was provided which was a great help.

The location couldn't be bettered, 2 minutes walk to an amazing beach with white sand and turquoise sea, incredible. There was a couple of bars near by and it was only a 15 minute stroll to Oistins for the fish fry night.

I really can't recommend this villa enough, superb.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay and enjoy Barbados' beaches and sunshine!

  • 5 of 5

Shelsea was the perfect escape for our family of five. The house offers all the conveniences of home, a lightening quick walk to the beach, close proximity to the bank, grocery store and Oistin's fish market. Thank you to Sheila and Lou for ensuring we had a wonderful holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Breezers Bar
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Barbados Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Highway 7
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Charlies Bar
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Sea Breeze beach
Car: not necessary

South Coast Barbados between St Lawrence Gap and Oistins. Close to airport. Close to beach. Oistins closest town offers Bank, Post Office, famous fish market, large supermarket, fast food outlets and other tourist/useful retail outlets.

St Lawrence Gap offers popular nightlife with bars and restaurants.

Barbados Golf Club is 15 mins drive.

In the immediate vicinity with easy walking distance are various bars and restaurants and 2 mini marts including the one at Butterfly Beach Hotel.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $352.01

We offer special, reduced rates for 2 person occupancy depending on season - please enquire.
We cover the first £10 per night for electricity; any additional usage is charged at cost price and deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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