Luxurious, perfect beachside location,24hr security,housekeeper,pool,tennis,gym.
Why Penny Caro chose Porters
My family has been visiting the Caribbean for approximately forty five years and this is the second property we have owned and rented through HomeAway. We try hard to maintain a high standard and graciously our many guests appreciate the honesty in our truthful description of the apartment and in the images we show. Every guest who has ever stayed at apartment Ocean Blue has given us a five star rating.
What makes this Apartment unique
Located on the beach on the West Coast and next to the Royal Pavilion Hotel, it is a five minuet drive to Holetown which has a supermarket, pharmacy, banks, boutiques and resultants. There is also bus stop outside the gate which will take you along the full length of the West Coast to Bridgetown or Speightstown. The beach is half a mile long and is perfect for walking with numerous upscale restaurants and a couple of beach bars. If the tide is low one can walk along the beach to Holetown. Beverly is our sweet-natured housekeeper, and an absolute favorite with guests, she receives many compliments , she has been with us many years and she is totally trustworthy.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 12:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful apartment in a perfect location
Words alone are not enough to do this place justice, the photographs looked great but the apartment and location surpassed all expectations. This was our first time in Barbados and as such we took a long time making sure we picked the right place to stay, we were extremely pleased with our choice. On arrival we were surprised at how large and spacious the apartment was. After spending a few days here, it really did feel like a home from home. The decor and furnishings were outstanding, Penny has obviously spent a lot of time, money and effort making this property a wonderful place to stay. Beverley, the house keeper, really looked after us and made sure all our clothes were washed and ironed everyday and kept the place spotless. She had asked when would be the best time for her to do her 3 hours a day and made sure she came when we were out by the beach or pool so as not to disturb us. I would strongly recommend this apartment and we will definitely be back at some point in the next few years.
This was our second visit to Glitter Bay but our first to Ocean Blue - we now wouldn’t stay anywhere else on the estate or in Barbados! Everything was just as detailed on photos and description, the finishes are high class, beds comfy, bed linen and towels very good, kitchen equipment more than adequate. The outside terrace for lounging and dining wonderful with lovely sea views and even in the rain (we had a day or two) still useable thanks to the tiled overhang and awning. Communications with Penny excellent. Beverly kept us clean and tidy and was so friendly - always a smile even when we managed to ‘freeze’ the safe! The sun bed allocation overseen by Rocky works so well. Although it was very quiet during our stay (suited us just fine) nothing detracted from a fabulous holiday here - thank you Penny ...... we will back if we can find a gap in your calendar.
Barbara Selby (stayed 2-16 June)
Thank you for your great review.
I believe being really comfortable where you are staying is one of the components that make for a great, memorable and happy holiday. I always intended to make it as comfortable as my own home as I also go to stay from time to time. I genuinely love that guests who return every year feel that they are arriving home, they enjoy it so much that as soon as they arrive home they re-book right away, hence why we are always so heavily booked.
We are grateful that every guest who stays gives us a five star rating, So many places today are just stark, sparsely furnished rental units that are uncomfortable and ill equipped and are set up just to make money.
I hope we have achieved far more than this.
Please note that all returning guests receive a 5% discount and I will also hold any period for you without a deposit.
A beautiful apartment with a wonderful view of the ocean. Quality linens, decor and furniture. The kitchen has everything you need. We made a few meals very easily and enjoyed them on the lovely terrace. Everything is maintained to a very high standard.
Beverly the Housekeeper does a wonderful job of keeping the apartment spotlessly clean.
Glitter Bay is in a great location and on a wonderful beach. The on-site restaurant/bar serves lovely lunches and their rum punches are delicious!
We loved the system of the beach loungers being reserved for the whole of your stay. This meant that we could move easily between the pool and the beach depending on our mood.
We have stayed at various hotels and self catering properties on the West coast and loved everything about this property.
We recently returned from a 6 night stay at Ocean View villa. We couldn't have loved it more! The villa was clean, comfortable, and beautiful. Penny has decorated the villa with such a calming and lovely décor. There was daily housekeeping by Beverly, who was lovely inside and out. She kept the apartment spotless.
Glitter Bay is a wonderful property with a pool, bar, gym, and well tended gardens. We were assigned our own beach chairs, for which we were grateful. We loved everything about the resort and would highly recommend staying at Ocean View.
I am really pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Barabdos, and that you hope to go again in the future. Thank you for your five star reveiew of the apartment, it is encourageing that guests have always given us rating of five stars. Beverely is a lovley person and tries very hard to ensure guests are well looked after, and I am very keen that the apartment is well maitained and any repairs are carried out quickey when required.
My ethos is that I firmly belive that if you give guests the best possible experience and a high standard, in the quality of the furnishings, linnen, equipment, and housekeepeing services, guests will return and also recommend the apartment, so it just pays off.
Exceptional Five Star Stay!
Simply perfect! This was our first trip to Barbados and as soon as we arrived at Gliter Bay we knew we’d made the right choice. Excellent, quiet location with every resource available either on site, a short walk up the beach or into Holetown. The beach is absolutely stunning, and the lounger policy puts everyone at ease. The apartment itself was beautifully furnished and maintained. Beverly was lovely and thanks to her the apartment was in perfect order every afternoon when we returned from a day at the beach. In short, everything about our stay put us straight into relaxed, happy vacation mode. Next time we’ll stay longer than a week! Thank you, Penny!
Fantastic week at Ocean Blue Glitter Bay
Very nicely decorated, clean and well maintained property. Just as described in the listing. Great view of ocean and sunset too! We've stayed at over 25 different places and locations around the island over the past 35 years and this is one of our favourite accommodations and resort. The owner is very friendly and the daily maid , Beverly was awesome. A short walk along the beach to our favourite restaurant, Lonestar, is a plus and the distance from Holetown is only a 20 minute walk.
We'll be back again!
Barbados, perched in the sea to the east of the Windward Islands is wonderful holiday destination with natural attractions all of its own: acres of rolling green sugar cane fields, a breathtaking coastline of soft sandy beaches lapped by calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean on the west and expanses of wild surf crashing onto the wide sandy beaches of the Atlantic east coast; exotic trees and shrubs such as banyan, mahogany, flamboyant and poinsettia. As you drive across the island you glimpse fine, colonial-style plantation houses and come across villages of houses brightly painted in classic Caribbean colours, surrounded by garden of frangipani and hibiscus. Barbados is a paradise island,. You can enjoy every type of water sport, water skiing, sailing, diving and paragliding. The snorkeling all along the beach is excellent and you may even see a turtle! Windsurfing is available on the south coast side of the island. Game fishing and boats for hire can all be arranged.
Other Activities: Snorkelling