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Relax in style in this beautiful home away from home in Barbados.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
6 - 14 nights

About the property

2 bedroom 2 ensuite bathroomed town house six minutes walk to local beach.

Set in a small tranquil gated community, six minutes walk from the beach, this beautiful fully air-conditioned home offers the bespoke holiday in your corner of paradise. Each air conditioned bedroom has an en suite bathroom and french doors leading to a private balcony. There are ceiling fans in each room, fully fitted wardrobes and each bedroom has a hairdryer.

The spacious open plan living area with fully fitted kitchen leads to a large covered dining terrace, plunge pool and tropical gardens, which offers the perfect alfresco experience. Porters Gate also has a large communal pool and Tennis Court for all to use. A newly opened spa is located next to the Pool House offering beauty treatments by appointment. For your added comfort the villa has an Electric Barbecue, iPod Docking Station, Satellite TV, DVD, Wifi and free local calls.

The contemporary modern design of the villa is decorated to the highest standard, including a number of pieces by the renowned Timothy Oulton.

Our aim is to ensure that your stay at our villa is as peaceful and tranquil as the island itself. You will be met at the property, on arrival by our Property Manager, Rachel, who will make sure you are familiar with the house and all its features. We provide a weekly maid service, but should you wish for additional visits during your stay,or have any other requirements or questions Rachel or myself will be delighted to help.

Please note our checkin time is 4pm and our checkout time is midday.

All linen, towels and beach towels are provided.

For environmental reasons and to be in keeping with the island of Barbados, our guests are encouraged to use the Air conditioning wisely. Upon arrival at the property, our Manager will take a meter reading and then again upon your departure, your usage will be calculated and charged on a pay as you use basis. In our experience this is favoured by our guests as this enables the guest to be in complete control over the usage. A security deposit of £200.00 is taken at time of booking and will be refunded upon your arrival home, less any damages and electricity used.

We recommend Stoutes Car hire and can provide all contact details for you or there are taxis available at the airport arrivals area and will cost $58 Barbados Dollars which is approx £20.00.

The villa has parking to the front of the property and a private secluded garden to the rear. For your added comfort and security, all windows and doors are fitted with security bars and the property is also fitted with an alarm.

Please note that the development does not provide any form of supervision, so caution must be therefore taken at all times, especially with younger children in the pool and surrounding areas, the home owner does not accept liability

More Details

Owner
Heather
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Heather

We have owned our home for 5 years now and love it more each time we visit. We fell in love with the Caribbean after being married in Antigua, then visiting Barbados with our two baby sons, some 20 plus years ago.

As a family we absolutely love and embrace all that Barbados has to offer and decided to make it our home. We love having the opportunity to host guests in our home and to hear about the new adventures and discoveries, upon their return. To read our visitors book is the first thing we do as soon as we arrive!

Why Heather chose St. James

We are ideally located in the centre of the West Coast, just a leisurely 6 minute stroll from the beautiful beach at Heron Bay and a relaxing 15 minute stroll into Holetown, which offers some of the best restaurants, bars and shopping in Barbados. The new Limegrove Lifestyle centre is brimming with style and charm, with designer stores, restaurants, beauty salons, bars and coffee shops.

Holetown also has a large supermarket, banks and a 24 hour Medical Centre.

Our home is set amongst 28 houses, a small private secluded development which has a communal pool and tennis court. We have fully redecorated and refurnished to offer a cool stylish contemporary interior and outdoor space with a Bajan twist!

Our large covered terrace is the perfect place to relax and chill after a hard day at the beach or sightseeing. Fully air-conditioned interior and fully equipped home, 4 Porters Gate offers a 'home away from home' in Barbados

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Relax in style in this beautiful home away from home in Barbados.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Perfect house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from 2 weeks in this beautiful home. There was absolutely nothing lacking. From the moment we arrived and were met by the house manager Raphael who showed us everything we needed to know about the house, we knew that we were going to have a great 2 weeks and we weren't disappointed. A beautiful garden, with a frequent visit from some very friendly, and brave, birds. The first day we spent exploring the beaches were in walking distance. The nearest was down the Queens Fort drive just across from Mango Drive. Keep walking down the drive and follow it round to the right. Once you hit the sand turn right and up and over the steps. Beautiful swimming area in front of Glitter Bay. Watch the tide times tho as the steps do become slightly inaccessible at high tide. Reeds Beach (recommended by Heather and Mark) was another beautiful beach although the waves were HUGE one day we went so getting in and out the sea was tricky. These were freak waves I'm sure as other days they were gently lapping up, typical of west coast. Lone Star breakfast is HIGHLY recommended as is the gourmet buffet at Fairmont on a Tuesday night. Although we had a car this time for 2 weeks the location is so ideal that you could easily do without a car. Reggae buses and a pleasant walk to/from Holetown along the beach would make getting provisions easy enough. If you do have a car then Cost U Less near Warrens was the best value for supermarkets.

I've already been looking at returning next year as this is the best house yet. We've stayed in 3 in the area. Thanks Heather and Mark for opening your home for us to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

This is the coolest house we have stayed in. The furnishings and layout are just beautiful and the location could not be better. The house is equipped with everything you need for a luxurious vacation, the outdoor living space is just gorgeous, the tropical garden with its private plunge pool was just perfect. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the bed was so comfortable, walk in shower was a dream.

Heather made the whole process so simple, nothing was too much trouble, her advise and recommendations were spot on, which made the whole experience seamless.

She made reservations for us and arranged airport pick up and drop off, we literally did not have to think of a thing, which was her brief.

Favourite beach-Heron bay.

Favourite restaurant- Scarletts

Best Beach Bar -JuJus

Best cocktails- The Cliff

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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5

Simply paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing two weeks at this gem of a home in the perfect location on the West Coast. We were met by the Property Manager who greeted us and explained everything we needed to know about the home and the surrounding area. We hired a car for part of our stay, but everything is within easy walking distance, or the bus stop is at the end of the road. We walked to the beautiful local beach at Heron Bay, the water is amazing, walked into Holetown in the evenings, the choice of restaurants and bars is incredible. Our favourites were Opa, Lemongrass and Limebar all in the Limegrove centre, which also has the most amazing shops. We found a fabulous Tapas restaurant in the Chattel village in Holetown called Cariba. For a special occasion we visited Tides, which was outstanding and Daphnes, Paynes Bay, our favourite spot for a sundowner. Our favourite restaurant was Lonestar, by far, a fifteen minute stroll along the coast road, a definite must.

This home is perfect for chilling, it is equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need and the evenings we spent, cooking fresh fish on the BBQ and eating on the terrace were some of our favourite memories. Beautifullly decorated and tastefullly furnished, we would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone visiting Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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A real gem which I would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to have found this gem. Located just a short walk from the local sandy beach where we snorkelled in the beautifully warm water and swam amongst the friendly turtles. Once we had found the local fresh fish shop, we enjoyed many evenings sitting on the terrace, by the pool with the barbeque going and glass of wine, perfect relaxation, highly recommended!

The owners certainly have an eye for detail and clearly care about customer experience. Everything we needed was to hand and beautifully presented. Each room had its own character and individuality which when added to the luxurious level of quality and comfort made it a wonderful holiday. Rachel, the property manager was warm and engaging and nothing was too much trouble.

All in all we had the most fabulous time and I would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to Heather and Rachael for making it work so well.

We will be coming back very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5* elegance and comfort

  • 5 of 5

When booking this home for my family holiday I was nervous as hadn't visited Barbados before. Heather was incredibly helpful and did not hesitate to give lots of advice and take the time to recommend different restaurants, beaches etc.

As well as the country being a must see the property was faultless. Gorgeous anterior and a welcoming home, can only gloat about the accommodation. The layout was perfect with the added bonus to have private bathroom in each room, both very spacious. The property was clean and the choices of decor was very chic with a modern touch. I would recommend this property to anybody, the layout suits families and couples alike. The kids loved the tennis courts and was a nice touch to keep the children busy whilst I was able to cook in the kitchen, the pool is of a good reasonable size and we also took advantage of the George Foreman BBQ. Great holiday and a massive thank you to Heather for all her help.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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The definition of relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Three adults in our group enjoyed a marvellous 3 weeks in this excellent "home away from home". Everything about this property tells of loving attention to detail by the owners. Everyone involved in the running of the home and garden could not have been more efficient and friendly. Nothing was too much for Rachel the property manager to cope with. The owners were always easily contacted and made us feel very welcome. A place to relax immediately, somewhere for an instant connection to the sun, sea and sand relaxed mind set. We could not have been more pleased with our time and hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Ju Jus Beach Bar
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
ABC Highway
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Lone Star
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Heron Bay
Car: not necessary

Set in a small tranquil gated community, six minutes walk from the beach, this beautiful air conditioned home offers the bespoke holiday in your corner of paradise. The contemporary modern design of the villa is decorated to the highest standard, including a number of pieces by the renowned Timothy Oulton.

Situated in the parish of St James, our villa is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful island of Barbados and all its attractions. St James, on the Platinum Coast, is often referred to as the playground of the rich and famous, but it has so much more depth. It was here that the first British settlers landed in 1625, under the reign of King James and named in Jamestown, now latterly known as Holetown. Not only noted for its spectacular beaches, Holetown is now home to The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, a shopping centre full of restaurants, cafes, bars and leading designer boutiques, including Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Burberry to mention a few. Directly opposite Limegrove you will find 1st and 2nd Street, the heart of Holetowns nightlife, not to be missed.

Holetown has historical attractions including the St. James Parish Church and the Portvale Sugar Factory, one of the few operational on the island.

For those Golfers, there are numerous world famous courses in the area including Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland and the renowned Kensington Oval for cricket lovers. Barbados has a long association with Polo which takes place at Apes Hill and Holders. Holders also has a weekly Farmers Market each Sunday, offering amazing organic local produce and local Arts and Crafts. The area is renowned for its varied water sports to include snorkelling and diving on nearby reefs and at the Marine Park, sailing, water-skiing and jet skiing. Island tours are readily available to visit such attractions as Harrisons Cave and the local Rum Distillary.

There are fresh fish markets, within a short drive and a large supermarket in the centre of Holetown. Should you choose not to hire a car, there is a bus stop at the end of the road, to take you anywhere on the island.

The closest beautiful white sandy beach is a six minute walk from our home, to the north, a short drive leads you to the famous Mullins Beach and beach bar,used by the residents and guests of Royal Westmoreland and to the south, you will find the gentle undulating golden beaches of Sandy Lane and Paynes Bay, the regular haunt of the celebrities.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Porters, St. James

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,015
for 7 nights
From
£145
 
 
Mid Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£910
for 7 nights
From
£130
 
 
High Winter 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£930
for 6 nights
From
£155
£1,050
 
 
Christmas 2017
18 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 14 nights
£2,000
 
 
High Season 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£930
for 6 nights
From
£155
£1,085
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
From
£120
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

To remain in keeping with the island of Barbados and the environment, our guests pay for electricity on a pay as you use system. We charge £30.00 per 100 units used, this will be deducted from the deposit paid at time of booking, the residual amount will be refunded to you upon your return home. A meter reading will be taken by our Property Manager upon arrival and departure. An average weekly usage is approximately £60.00.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Porters, Barbados

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large vanity walk in Shower two wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Walk in Shower with vanity unit
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Fully air conditoned with additional ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Fully air-conditioned with en suite bathroom
  • Twin beds can be zipped together to make one large King size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please not that checkin time is 4pm and checkout time 12pm. Should we be able to offer an earlier check in , or extended check out time, we would be happy to discuss this with you nearer the time, dependent on bookings. Please note that electricity is charged on a pay as you use basis, to remain in keeping with the environment and the island of Barbados. A meter reading is taken upon arrival and departure and is calculated at £30.00 per 100 units used. An average usage is £50-60 per week. This will be deducted from the damage deposit and the balance will be refunded upon your return home.

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