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Lovely Family Home. Great Location. Fully Equipped. Lots To Do For Everyone.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Freights Reach is a contemporary 2 story villa on Barbados’ beautiful South Coast. Ideal for families and small groups the house is fully equipped and the interiors are light, bright and airy providing tranquil surroundings with cool tiled floors downstairs and natural wooden floors upstairs. Housekeeping two days per week is included.

Overlooking the glittering azure waters of the Caribbean, the villa is located yards from the main access to Freights Bay, Barbados’ most popular surfing location. If you are a beginner there are several options for equipment rental and tuition.

Double doors lead on to spacious terraces on both floors; enjoy morning coffee on the upstairs patio with its sea views, and later in the day the shaded area of the verandah and pool deck are ideal for enjoying the sea breezes while watching hummingbirds flit about the vibrantly coloured bougainvillea and hibiscus in the private garden; or you can get some sun-kissed R&R lounging by the pool with a good book and a cool drink.

In the evening al-fresco dining is a must, sample the local fish from Oistins market (a 20 minute walk) on the barbecue; and visit the famous Friday night “ Fish Fry” for a lively evening’s entertainment.

The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with Quartz counter tops, a 2 door large fridge/freezer with ice maker, as well as 2 Smeg convection ovens and ceramic cook top.

The master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and 2 further bedrooms sharing a family bathroom are located upstairs. The fourth bedroom with en-suite bathroom is on the ground floor. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.

The large drive provides sheltered off-street parking.

Nearby restaurants within walking distance offer a varied cuisine with many more fine restaurants and bars just a 10-12 min drive away.

Swimming, surfing and paddle-boarding are all popular in Freights Bay but if your fancy is just for a relaxing swim the dazzling white sands of Miami Beach are a very pleasant 12 minute walk around the bay. In addition Windsurfing and kitesurfing are available at Silver Point (3km by road).

Golfers can book a tee time from 7am any day at the Barbados Golf Club, a 7 minute drive away.

More Details

Owner
John Taylor
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About John Taylor

John & Jeannie Taylor. Bajan/British. 3 wonderful children all flown the coup.

We love the area and the sunsets are fabulous.

John Taylor purchased this house in 1983

Why John Taylor chose Atlantic Shores

We have extensively renovated Freights Reach while keeping its unique character of light bright interiors with big windows to benefit from the lovely trade winds that sweep across South Point from the East.

The house has ceiling fans throughout and the bedrooms are all A/C.

What makes this house unique

Great location, ideal for water sports; cool relaxing living. Good facilities withing walking distance.

Easy living in great surroundings.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Atlantic Shores in Christ Church

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Recently renovated full tiled.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • All over 170 sq ft in area with minimum US Queen size beds; at least 6 ft of full hanging space as well as chest of drawers. Light and airy with large windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Lovely Family Home. Great Location. Fully Equipped. Lots To Do For Everyone.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Perfect for families and kids of all ages!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely delightful stay at Freights Reach. John, the owner, was very good at responding promptly to messages, and when we hit a bump with HomeAway's payment system (a technical problem the website really needs to sort out), he had already called and gotten advice from their Help Team, and reassured us that he would keep our reservation until the payment issue could be resolved. Carolina, the property manager, called before we left home to answer any questions we had, and kept in contact throughout our stay, immediately resolving the few issues that arose.

Freights Reach is a very convenient 15 minutes from Bridgetown Airport, right across the road from a popular surfing point, and an easy 10 minute walk to the lovely white sands and turquoise waters of Miami Beach. Our flight from Trinidad arrived early, and despite showing up at the house at 10:00 AM, we were made to feel very welcome by Carolina and Della the housekeeper.

The house itself has been well-designed to provide plenty of private space (the 4 lovely air-conditioned bedrooms), and yet maintain the open, relaxed atmosphere of a spacious beach bungalow. There are two living rooms, one on each level, two verandahs (open to the cooling sea breezes), a gorgeous full country kitchen, laundry with two washing machines and one electric dryer, as well as the large pool and grounds. My younger girls spent half of their holiday running around the lawn, or climbing the large tree overlooking the road. Their teenage cousins took full advantage of the pool, surfing and Wifi. Everyone relaxed on the comfy deck chairs, read or played endless rounds of cards.

You never know how comfortable guest beds are going to be, but these were wonderful. We chose the two adjoining rooms upstairs (the girls in the twin beds, my husband and I in the queen) that share a bathroom just outside. The teenage boys 'made do' sharing the king bedroom with ensuite, and my sister and her husband had the queen room with ensuite on the main floor. The bedrooms were well-appointed with plenty of closet space and chests of drawers.

Nearby attractions: Oistins fish market (we barbequed fish almost every night) and popular Fish Fry, Miami Beach, Cafe Luna, surfing (book lessons with Barry's or rent boards from the truck that parks in the road just outside), and shopping in Bridgetown. Massy (local supermarket) is 10 minutes away.

Thanks to John, Carolina and Della for a perfect holiday! We hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We had a wonderful time - great house great location wonderful for little ones and big ones too!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, the house is spacious and well equipped and clean as can be, the pool is fantastic for the kids and the garden is super sweet. Right across the street from an amazing surf break. The housekeeper and property manager were more than helpful with everything we needed during our stay. Awesome in every possible way. We will be back!! :)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house and incredible setting

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved freights reach. Walk down a few yards and surf with turtles, stroll to a perfect beach and around the corner from amazing kiting and windsurfing. We had an incredible time. The pool and garden are beautiful and the house had everything we needed and more.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

Freights Reach Is in the perfect spot for us as we really enjoy the beginner surfers spot directly across the street where you can rent boards and take lessons. It is also in walkable distance to Miami Beach which is one of the nicest beach on th island in my opinion. The house was very comfortable and very clean. Lots of space outside and in to relax. We spent most of our time outside on the porches and patios. The garden was especially nice. We would definitely rent again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Freight's Reach was a top quality house and we would highly recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

The house and all the facilities were superb and we couldn't have asked for a more delightful location for our first Christmas in Barbados. The garden was lovely and the pool was just what was needed for adults and small children. The attention to detail, as in the provision of bathroom requirements, towels etc. was excellent, and the kitchen was also extremely well equipped. In fact we cancelled dinner reservations locally for the wonderful fish we could purchase from the market in Oistins and cook at home. We loved eating out by the pool but enjoyed the other seating areas too. The "housekeeper", who came twice a week was exceptionally helpful, as was the Property Manager/Concierge. The nearby surf beach offered very good tuition and we felt that Enterprise/Miami beach was the best - especially with small children. We couldn't have asked for more and can honestly say that the house met all our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Freights Reach we felt at home from the first moment. The house is very clean, well-equipped and has an amazing views. It's the perfect location for a relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantly Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Surfers Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Barbados Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Luna
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Freights Bay
Car: not necessary

Freights Reach is on the Southern most point of Barbados, in a mainly residential neighborhood; the traffic is almost exclusively access only.

The house looks West over the beautiful turquoise waters of Barbados'south coast; but also benefits from the trade winds coming in from the Atlantic Ocean to the East.

The public access to the very popular Freights Bay is just across the street. The bay is ideal for surfing and paddle boarding, and there are several options for lessons or equipment rental. Jet Skis are also available for rent from the town of Oistins a 20 minute walk around the bay.

If you walk (25 minutes) along Seaside Drive and the coastal path in the other direction to the East, you come to Silver Point, a very popular location for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Again equipment rental and lessons are available.

In Oistins there is a full supermarket as well as pharmacy, and several other small shops. The fish market will have fresh local fish available daily (Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Snapper, Barracuda) and the vendors will clean and fillet them for you.

If you do not fancy cooking the fish yourself you can buy it deliciously prepared any night from one of the nearby local cook shops, and eat at one of their tables under the stars. Friday nights are the most popular but they are very busy.

The cost of a Taxi from Grantly Adams Airport is US $12.00

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Damage Deposit £400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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