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

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 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 unsupervised communal pool and Tennis Court for all to use.

For your added comfort the villa has an Electric Barbecue, Sonos Wifi Sound system accessing a vast music library, Terrace ceiling fans, Smart TV, Cable, Satellite, Movies,Sport, 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.

We are delighted to announce that our home is now fully managed by Blue Sky Luxury Villas and you will be met by our dedicated Property Manager, who will be at your service during the whole of your stay. You will also have full complimentary use of Blue Sky Luxury Concierge Service. We provide a complimentary mid stay housekeeping service, to include full linen and towel change plus a house clean. Should you require extra housekeeping service please enquire at time of booking or this can be easily arranged with our Property Manager and paid locally.

Please note our checkin time is 4pm and our checkout time is 11 am, although we endeavour to offer a late checkout if possible dependant on bookings, please enquire at time of booking.

All linen, towels and beach towels are provided.

PLEASE NOTE - Our rental charges are fully inclusive of electricity, unlike many homes at Porters Gate, effective bookings after 01 July 2017.

A security deposit of £250.00 is taken at time of booking and will be refunded upon your arrival home, less any damages.

We recommend Stoutes Car hire and can provide all contact details for you. We would also be delighted to arrange an airport pick up and drop off, with Ryan our driver, the cost would be $40 USD for 2 persons and $50 for 4 persons. There are also taxis available at the airport arrivals area and will cost $60 Barbados Dollars which is approx £25.00

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

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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!

Heather purchased this villa in 2011

Why Heather chose Porters

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 boasts the perfect location within the development of Porters Gate, being a large corner plot, offering a private secluded garden, with secure convenient access via a garden gate to the pathway to the local beach and Holetown. This small private secluded development of 28 houses, 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

What makes this villa unique

We fell in love with our home immediately we saw it, as it has everything we could wish for. We are in the perfect location on the West Coast, just 6 minutes from the beautiful Heron Bay, just a 15 minute stroll to Holetown and equally a 15 minute stroll to the North, to our favourite restaurant Lonestar, (pictured in profile photo)!

We can reach the beautiful rugged East Coast within 30 minutes by car, Crane Beach, one of the Top Ten Beaches in the world, the same distance and the South Coast just 25 minutes.

From landing at Grantley Adams airport to arriving at our home at Porters Gate, is approximately 40 minutes, just in time for a delicious sundowner in one of the many beautiful beach bars on the West Coast.

Our home has the perfect living design, cool, light, airy and open plan, offering a cool contemporary feel with a Bajan twist. Our beautiful covered terrace is the perfect place to chill at the end of a hard day on the beach or sightseeing the beautiful island.

Each bedroom has its own private balcony with French doors, an en suite bathroom and shower, a ceiling fan and AC.

We absolutely love offering our home to guests who can fall in love with it and the island of Barbados as much as we have.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Porters in Saint James

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A later check out, to a maximum of 5 hours, is subject to availability at a charge of £50.00. Please advise at time of booking or at the earliest.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower,mirrored vanity unit with two basins,WC
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Walk in Shower with mirrored vanity unit, shelves,WC
  • Egyptian Cotton Towels Complimentary travel size shower gel and body lotion for your first evening. Hairdryer Large walk in shower. Wall to wall mirror with vanity light Contemporary glass shelves in Bathroom 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Fully air conditoned with additional ceiling fan, wardrobes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Fully air-conditioned with en suite bathroom, dressing area
  • Twin beds can be zipped together to make one large King size bed, in Bedroom 2. Fine Egyptian Cotton linen. Sumptuous matresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • 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
PLEASE NOTE- Our rental charges are fully inclusive of electricity unlike many homes at Porters Gate for booking made after 01 July 2017. Checkin time is 4pm and checkout time 11am. A later check out is subject to availability, to a maximum of 5 hours and charged at £50.00. Please advise at time of booking, or at the earliest.


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Relax in style in this beautiful home away from home in Barbados.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Much more than it says on the tin!

  • 5 of 5

If you are searching through the hundreds of properties in Barbados and you come across 4 Porters Gate then do not hesitate to book. The description of this house is absolutely correct, from location to content.

From the minute we booked I felt this was the right choice. Every correspondence with Heather made me feel even more convinced that we had chosen the right place.

The house is very well cared for with absolutely everything you would need to self cater. The outside space is a tranquil haven, the furniture is comfortable as are the beds which are complete with very good quality linen. The en-suites all have fantastic showers with towels you would be delighted with in your own home never mind a holiday rental. Its safe, secure, private and very central.

We were welcomed by Kerrie the property manager who had the house staged like something from Homes and Gardens and to be honest after a long flight the sight of candles burning around the plunge pool and a welcome bottle of Fizz awaiting was exactly what your tired eyes needed.

We had a fantastic first time in Barbados made extra special by the quality and location of our accommodation.

Thank you once again Heather for taking care of all our needs and going the extra mile.

Neil' Emil Di and Roger.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A luxurious peaceful haven for all ages.

  • 5 of 5

This villa will meet all your expectations. To make the most of the lovely warm climate we lived outdoors using the BBQ, dining table and sofa chairs. The plunge pool is perfect for cooling down after using the sun loungers or walking back from the gorgeous beach. The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery & utensils. Bedrooms & en suites are clean and spacious with good quality sheets and towels together with comfortable pillows and beds. An added bonus - beach towels are provided too, so less to pack. TV and WIFI excellent. I have already recommended this villa to other travellers having stayed here in February for the last four years. There is a good choice of restaurants nearby as well as good shopping in Holetown and Speightstown. An easy drive will take you to some lovely attractions especially on the east coast. Finally Heather & Mark the owners and Kerri the villa agent are so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable that they will only enhance your holiday experience both in No. 4 and Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxuriate in Style

  • 5 of 5

We were so thrilled when we arrived - the gated village contains beautiful houses and No 4 didn’t disappoint. An end property, with immaculate and beautiful gardens surrounding , and set in a very peaceful location.

Once inside, the wow factor took over. Stylish decor and furnishings, so much space, we couldn’t wait to explore. Home from home (I wish) there is nothing you needed extra. Nothing. I’m a cook, and I couldn’t fault the kitchen and it’s contents!

The spacious bedrooms with large en suites, plus balcony, air conditioning, closets, drawers and extremely comfortable bed meant excellent chance of being well rested.

The outdoor eating area and lounge area were in constant use, and it was so great to be able to do this. There’s an electric BBQ grill too.

The plunge pool was most appreciated in the lovely hot weather. For a swim, head to the larger pool, along with loungers etc. 6 minutes further, bathe in the crystal clear turquoise Caribbean Sea!

All in all, you’ve found a gem when you visit No 4 Porters Gate - we just can’t wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thornbury Ontario

As Expected!

  • 5 of 5

This was probably the best advertised rental we have experienced so far after many villa rentals. We arrived and where greeted by our driver Ryan at the airport, that Heather arranged and he took us to the supermarket on the way to the property to get some essentials. We arrived at the property and we where greeted by Diana the property manager who showed us everything we needed to know. The next morning we had our rental car delivered as promised by Stouttes Rental cars, again setup by Heather. The townhouse is everything as described and more with everything you could need, clean, comfortable, safe and private. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed 12 days with my family in Mark and Heather's beautiful bajan home. Heather arranged for Ryan to meet us at the airport and he very kindly took us grocery shopping before taking us to the villa. We were very pleased upon arriving to the villa. It is beautifully decorated and the kitchen was well equipped with anything you would want. The beds were very comfortable and each of the bedrooms were tastefully decorated with white linens. Our favourite place in the villa was the outdoor terrace and plunge pool. After a day of touring around the island, we loved to come back to the outdoor living area for a cool drink and a soak in the plunge pool. The larger community pool was very close to the villa and it felt like it was our own private pool as we were often the only ones in the pool.

We rented a car for several days to explore the island. It was very easy to arrange and the car was delivered to the villa. But if you didn't want to drive, the bus stop was a short walk from the villa. The buses come quite frequently and a " must to try" at least once!! We rode the buses everyday.

Heather and her management team were fantastic to deal with and replied to our enquiries very quickly. I would highly recommend Heather and Mark's villa if you are looking for a home away from home ,while vacationing in Barbados. Thanks again Heather. Mary Anne and David

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buckinghamshire, UK

Dream Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Heather and Mark's home, having spent a wonderful time there with our 2 older children.

The villa was perfect for our needs, tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable. For us, the best part was the outdoor space, where we spent most of our time. The beds were comfortable, with immaculate white bedding and beautifully fitted en-suite bathrooms. There were large wardrobes in both bedrooms with plenty of hangers and storage. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed and even toilet paper, kitchen paper, dishwasher tabs and cleaning products were included, which is very unusual. I was also very impressed that even though we only stayed for 12 days, the house was cleaned and towels and beds changed twice.

We were extremely well looked after by the Concierge service who met us on arrival and when departing. Diana was at the end of the phone at any time should we need her and the same for Heather, who was very helpful.

The villa's location is excellent, with frequent buses running from the end of the road into Holetown, Bridgetown and Speightstown. We also hired a car for a few days to go further afield.

We would not hesitate in recommending this holiday property to anyone. It is extremely well managed, and represents excellent value for money.

Thank you Heather and Mark

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
600 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, frequent, fast and very economical.

The closest beautiful white sandy beach of Heron Bay, is a six minute walk from our home, to the north, a short 15 minute stroll, leads you to the famous JuJus beach and bar and the amazing Lonestar restaurant and and to the south, you will find the gentle undulating golden beaches of Sandy Lane and Paynes Bay, the regular haunt of the celebrities.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

PLEASE NOTE- Our rental charges are fully inclusive of electricity unlike many homes at Porters Gate.This applies to all bookings made after 01 June 2017.
In the event of a guest having to cancel the booking, any money which has been paid is non refundable, however we will provide and support any claim made to a travel insurance company.
Please also note that our rental rates are per night, with no additional charge for up to 4 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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