Beachfront Villa, Platinum Coast Barbados (camdennook.com)
About Nick Sawyer
Celia is a world renowned interior designer and tv personality. Together with her family they fell in love with the island of Barbados in the early 2000's. We have a great love affair with the island and it is the first place we all loved to be together, with its great climate, restaurants and beaches.
Nick Sawyer purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Nick Sawyer chose Lower Carlton
A three double bedroom beachfront villa located on a beautiful quiet, sandy beach in St James on the Platinum coast of Barbados. The villa is equipped with a lovely sundeck with sun beds and an outside jacuzzi tub overlooking the turquoise sea, great for a sundowner. The Caribbean sea is generally calm and warm and suitable for swimming, snorkelling and fishing . The villa is a short drive either South to Holetown, offering fantastic shopping, bars and restaurants in the up-market Lime Grove development, and North to Speightstown which boasts a more rustic, local vibe, full of buzzing restaurants and bars. The Lone Star, one of the owner's favourite restaurants is a 15 minute walk from the villa along the beach (if you don’t mind getting a little wet!) or a 1 minute drive. There you can enjoy the view from the lovely cocktail bar, or lunch and dinner dining on the beachfront. The villa manager can happily arrange your very own watersports from the house, or a trip on a catamaran. Alternatively you can take a 5 minute drive to the famous Mullins Beach, with it's restaurant/beach bar and water-sports facilities.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is directly on an uncrowded stretch of beach. We have our own private access with steps onto the sand allowing for easy access.
Pool / Spa
Check-out: 1:00 p.m.
Fully enclosed garden. Safe sandy beach.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely relaxed and stylish beachside villa with an amazing housekeeper
We have just returned from a wonderful 14-night stay at Camden Nook for our grown up family of 6 adults.
Having visited Barbados many times over the years and stayed in 5 different villas, I think that we all agreed that this was the best property we have rented yet and we have already booked for a 3-week return next year.
The villa is light and airy with plenty of room for everyone, furnishings are stylish and contemporary without feeling overly ostentatious, good aircon in the bedrooms that works properly, great outdoor space to eat and relax whilst looking at that great view of the Carribean only a few feet away, not many places where you get to lay in a hot tub and watch the sunset over the Carribean ocean every night!
But the very best thing about our stay was our wonderful housekeeper Cheryl, I don't know how much you guys pay her but she is worth her weight in gold!
Cheryl would arrive every morning with a bright cheery "Hello!!"and a big smile, if required she would cook all of our meals and whilst we didn't need her to cook all of our meals she did amaze us with her Bajan hot fishcakes, Chicken Roti wraps, Bajan bakes and chocolate mousse. As well as keeping the villa spotless and doing any washing twice a week her best attribute was just her lovely happy smiley nature, she was always happy to chat whilst she worked and felt like an extended family member come the end of the holiday.
Cheryl also had a friend with watersports eqt. and hired a couple of jetskis that were delivered to the beach, we also hired a couple of paddleboards from someone else for the duration as
we wanted to make full use of the big blue swimming pool at the bottom of the steps, word of caution here as dependant on the sea conditions that prevail , the height of the sand at the bottom of the steps to the beach can alter by as much as 2 foot, so when the sand is high it is a perfect step from the bottom step onto a lovely sandy beach, but when the sand is low there is a 2-foot drop onto a few small rocks that require careful navigation for a few steps until you reach the sand of the beach, no biggie but small kids would find it tricky.
See that the villa is up for sale so just waiting for that lottery win to roll in and we will be buying it !!
Fantastic relaxing holiday-would definitely like to go again
The house was immaculate, he setting picture perfect and our housekeeper, Cheryl, an absolute delight. From arriving in Barbados to sadly leaving we had a fantastic stay and would thoroughly recommend Camden Nook asa place to stay. Easy access to Hometown and Speightstown, wonderful restaurants nearby and a beach at the "bottom of the garden".
A fantastic villa in a great location with service to match
Camden Nook was ideal for us and exceeded our expectations. The villa was beautifully presented and the welcome given by Cheryl, our housekeeper, was superb.
The location couldn't have been better and with two lovely bays to choose from when you walk out of the villa, you really are spoilt. Reeds Bay was however, our favourite with a superb beach and calm sea and very few people.
Cheryl really made our holiday thoroughly relaxing. She was so helpful and very happy to cook for us. It was great to get to know her whilst we all sat and enjoyed her local dishes. Fortunately our three children said that they would prefer that Cheryl cook for us rather than eat out and we couldn't disagree and were not going to argue!
There were plenty of watersports available and you could be picked up straight off the beach. We swam with the turtles and snorkelled reefs and the wreck on a couple of occaisions with Daniel (Summer Sports Watersports - 230 1673) who has a boat in the bay in front of the villa. He was excellent and we would certainly recommend him.
All in all a fantastic and memorable holiday that the whole family enjoyed. Nick and Celia thank you.
Everything we needed and more!
Comfortable beds, loved the water front, enjoyed walking along the beach ...you had to walk through some water to keep going but it felt like an adventure! Loved how only the bedrooms were air conditioned...we don’t like being cold in the house! Most beautiful sunsets!
Blue Ocean, Fish, and Rum..oh my!
Overall, my family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Camden Nook. The location was magnificent- with the ocean at our backdoor and a local fish market and Rum bar just steps away. Our children enjoyed the many nearby beaches- all with beautiful, white sand and warm, blue water. Camdem Nook was well appointed and was suitable for the family. Melinda, the house "assistant" was also wonderful.
The only constructive criticism we have is that there were some items at the home that need attention and, had they been corrected, it would have given us an overall better experience. The main one is the hot tub, which was inoperable the entire week- none-the-less, it was still advertised as a nice feature of the property. Other small things like fallen down landscaping lights and general "quality" of the home. Nothing major...we could simply tell this was a rental property and not one's primary residence.
Again, this property and location worked for our family and we came away with a wonderful Barbados vacation experience and memories that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for the accommodations!
Dear Mr Yoder,
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Camden Nook. The house is our second home and we love Barbados and make our guests experience as amazing as possible. Our check list is extensive and we have pictures sent of the house in readiness prior to each stay to make sure that the house is in tip top condition. I was surprised to hear about the hot tub as we have it maintained twice a week and I am very sorry if there was an issue with it . On speaking to Wendy she assured me that maintenance was called as soon as a problem was highlighted and it was rectified. Regarding the garden lighting I am confused, the lights are solar and pushed into the ground so perhaps they were effected during a stormy night as this can happen, however they should of been re levelled the very next day. We have a great team at Camden Nook and we offer one of if not the best beach front houses for the price on the West Coast. We pride ourselves in our reputation and myself and Wendy are always to hand should there be any issue, question or recommendations. I understand from speaking to Wendy that she supplied wet suits for your family during your stay and as usual went above and beyond to help guests have a great experience..We want you to have the perfect holiday experience.
Perfect beach house for a quiet and laidback vacation. Functional amenities, good location and stunning view. Excellent offering of in-home entertainment. Also loved the puzzles, games and books.
Beachfront Villa on a beautiful quiet sandy beach (camdennook.com). Warm turquoise water, great for swimming, snorkelling, fishing . Camden Nook is situated a short drive either from Holetown with it's upmarket shopping, restaurants and bars in Lime Grove or Speightstown for a more rustic experience of local bars and restaurants and the famous Nikki Beach Club. 5 minutes to the North is Gibbs Beach and the famous Mullins Beach with its beach bar/restaurant and water-sports facilities. 3 min drive or a 15 min beach walk, (you may get a little wet!) from the villa is the Lone Star Restaurant which has a great cocktail bar and beachfront dining. If you prefer something a little more Bajan; the John Moore Rum Bar (one of the Barbados presidents watering holes) is walking distance. Here you mix with the locals playing dominos and enjoy a cold drink on the beach.
Other Activities: Polo
Golf: Westmoreland is a very short drive away from the villa