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Jean Clennell

Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Speaks English

Spectacular ocean-front property on West coast - with pool and beach access - Whole house

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Lazaretto - Oceanblues

Accommodation: Studios 2 people, House, 4 people, combined 6 or 8 people


• 4 double bedrooms (main house plus 2 studios) sleeping 8

• 3 double bedrooms (main house plus upstairs studio) sleeping 6

• 2 double bedrooms (main house) sleeping 4

• 1 double bedroom (choice of two self-contained studios) sleeping 2 each

ALL ROOMS overlook the Caribbean Sea and have breathtaking views of the ocean and spectacular sunsets.

THE SUN DECK (recently refurbished) has a low balcony wall overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with a rocky revetment directly below. Furnished with matching sunbeds, table with own parasol & 4 chairs, plus a larger 11’ cantilevered parasol.

THE POOL – the romantic, healthy and environmentally-friendly salt pool has been recently redesigned with an infinity edge.

THE SEA – bathing in the sea is sheer paradise, and it is accessed from the small cove reached via a spiral stone staircase with shower , cut into the rock, leading from the sun deck. The sea bed is mainly sandy, with soft rock further out.

WATER SPORTS – all forms of water sports are available nearby

FISHING – you can fish direct from the sun deck (please note fishing tackle not provided)


• Its own balcony, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Furnished for al freso dining

• A motorised retractable awning to provide shade as required

• Sun bed/s

• Use of the shared sun deck, with sun loungers and outdoor furniture with 2 parasols (one 7’)

• Use of the romantic salt/infinity pool

• Maid Service

• Use of spiral staircase with shower, cut into rock, leading to a small private cove 15’ below

• Air conditioning

• Free-standing/overhead fan

• Local mobile phone (pay as you go)

• Wifi connection (password protected)


• A secluded, furnished, terrace (off the lounge) overlooking the Caribbean Sea

• 2 double bedrooms, both with terraces overlooking the sea

• Roof Garden (with bougainvillea and palm trees) with spectacular views over the sea

• Dining area (seats 6)

• Inside lounge area

• Fully fitted kitchen

• Laundry Room

• TV room

• Maid service

• Use of the shared sun deck with sun loungers, outdoor furniture & parasols

• Use of the romantic salt/infinity pool

• Air Conditioning to bedrooms

• Overhead fans to most rooms

• Use of Spiral staircase with shower, cut into rock, leading to a small private cove 15’ below

• Fibre optic supply

• Wifi connection (password protected)

• Telephone/fax

Location: Located at St James on the fashionable West (Platinum) Coast, set in dazzling bougainvillea & hibiscus, flanked by palm and casuarians, 'Ocean Blues' is a truly wonderful private house. Whilst allowing security, privacy and peace of mind it is conveniently situated on the main highway, approx. 3 miles north of the capital, Bridgetown, and out of sight of the nearby main hotels, restaurants and shops.Ocean Blues is a taxi ride away from the airport and local buses and taxis are readily available. Water sports are available nearby. At night, floodlight illuminates the terraces, garden and pool. You can see magnificent sunsets reflected in the wonderful Caribbean Sea. Terraces/garden offer privacy for sunbathing. The property is unsuitable for young and unsupervised children and infirm elderly.

Property Information: OCEAN BLUES in the beautiful and friendly island of Barbados belongs to John and Janice Garrod. It is a fascinating 'sea house' on several levels, well maintained and set uniquely in the sloping rocks of the fashionable West (Platinum) Coast. 'Ocean Blues' is ideal for a party of 8 people; or two wings of the house can be sealed off to provide a 2 bedroom house for 4 people (1 king size bed and one queen size respectively) and two 1-bedroom (4-poster double bed/king size bed respectively) studio apartments each with their own access, shower room, kitchenette and private terraces facing the ocean.

Daily maid service is included (Monday to Friday) and although catering does not form part of the package, arrangements can be made for guests occupying the full property. Among the fascinating features of the house is a spiral stone staircase (with shower) that leads directly from a medieval style turret, to a tiny private cove below the villa. Also a charming roof terrace providing stunning views accessible from the balcony of the master bedroom/guest room.

Terms: A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking with the remaining balance due six weeks prior to date of arrival.

More Details

Details for holiday home Whole house, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 4 Bathrooms

The main house is beautifully appointed, open-plan with a well equipped fitted kitchen, spacious lounge, airy dining room seating 4 persons and a large, covered, furnished terrace. The main bedroom is serviced by en suite bath/shower/w.c with the guest bedroom serviced by shower room/w.c. Combined with 2 self-contained studios each sleeping 2 persons, with kitchens/ shower rooms/w.c. This property accommodates sleeping for 8 persons. All units are provided with a safe. There is also a separate TV room, telephone and fax. Relax with a drink on the roof garden among the palm trees and bougainvillea and experience spectacular views and sunsets. A romantic infinity edge salt water pool allows guests to cool off. From the ocean sun deck. You can access the ocean via a spiral staircase (with shower) and/or you can cast a fishing line directly into the Caribbean Sea.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jean Clennell (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

April 05 We have been to Barbados several times but never in such a beautiful setting as Ocean Blues.A big thanks to Marci. Natalie & Dave

Oct.05 We have had 10 wonderful days at Ocean Blues - everything has been fantastic - snorkelling with the fishes, watching the birds and sunsets, exploring the island, - sheer heaven. Marci has looked after us very well. We've loved every minute and are very sad to go. However, we'll be back very soon and for longer next time. Annette and Geoff Hardaker

Jan.06 We had a wonderful time in Barbados and thought the studio apartment was excellent, the maid service was second to none and the view is to die for - we will definitely book with you again. Lackey Household

Aug.06 A big 'thank you' for making the arrangements that gave us a wonderful break at Ocean Blues. We found the apartment to be absolutely perfect for us and made good use of the facilities there. Marci of course was delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Neil Morris
Nov 2007
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)
Whole house
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in Ocean Blues 3 times now and Lynn always welcomes us with a beaming smile and a welcome Rum Punch.

Lynn, you're a gem !!

Excellent views from the upstairs studio.

Superb swimming across to Batts Rock from "our" own little sandy bay.

As usual

5 stars

Love to all

Karen & Paul

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to be getting 5 star Reviews from guests who return to Ocean Blues time and time again. John and Janice Garrod (Owners)
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Beautiful Barbados Studio

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth stay at Ocean Blue and it never fails to enchant us. We have always stayed in the upper studio & it is lovely. The view is so perfect with the odd catamaran mooring up and the sunsets are incredible!

Lynn, the housekeeper, is great and we always look forward to catching up with her. We missed John & Janice (the lovely owners) this year but hopefully will catch up with them next year!

The social life in Barbados is great & the restaurants better - & Ocean Blue is the perfect place to base yourself!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so pleasing to have visitors return to Ocean Blues year after year and to still feel so enthusiastic about the whole experience Ocean Blues provides. Sadly this year we have been unable to meet up with the many people we have met and forged friendships with over the years at Ocean Blues but look forward to personally welcoming them back to our unique ocean home once more. We also hope to have the opportunity to welcome many more new visitors who are looking to find their perfect holiday location. John and Janice Garrod (Owners)
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Lovely and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the upstairs studio which was perfect for us. It has a reasonably sized bedroom, bathroom with shower and galley kitchen. There is a good sized outdoor terrace with two sunbeds and table and chairs for dining where we spent most of our time. The retractable awning was very useful, as we could relax there when very hot or even when raining. There is also a gas barbeque and a communal outdoor space and pool for dipping.

The property felt very secure, and we were very well looked after by the housekeeper Lynn, who was very friendly and helpful.

The location is stunning, with lovely views over the bay. You can access the beach via a ten minute walk along the road, or swimming from the beach below the house. We saw turtles, rays and fish swimming close to the house, and local fishermen fishing each morning.

The house is located between Bridgetown and Holetown, and the bus stop is right outside.

We would not hesitate to recommend this property as a holiday rental.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel this is an all round accurate description of the amenities provided and the ambience of the property and location. We appreciate that the Guests have taken the time to put forward this Review. It is very satisfying to know that our Guests have enjoyed their stay and felt as enthusiastic about the uniqueness of the property as we do ourselves. Our aim is to provide the best holiday experience possible for our Guests. John and Janice Garrod (Proprietors)
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you !

Lovely stay in your lovely home.

Lynn is a gem !!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Paul and Karen Thank you for your kind comments, we appreciate feedback from our guests. We hope we can welcome you back again at sometime in the future. There will be a 10% Loyalty discount for future visits. John and Janice Garrod (Proprietors)
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Having returned from Barbados a few weeks ago, I find myself thinking of it every day with wonderful memories of a fantastic holiday, mainly due to having stayed at Ocean Blue, we discovered this lovely house about 3 years ago when we rented the large studio, within a couple of days of being there I had decided that it was the place I wanted to spend my 60th birthday, so this time we rented the whole house and invited our friends to join us, what a great decision, even with the house full to capacity there's enough space to be alone ( inside and out ) the house is kept immaculate by the house keeper Lynne, who manages to do her job so well its not until you go to your room you realise she's there at all, as for the house it's self, every room has views of the Caribbean, there is a lovely little private beach accessed down a spiral staircase, all the rooms are spacious and light, deciding which terrace to eat lunch on was the only drama, that's if you can be bothered to cook, if not the house is perfectly located for the many eateries and bars along the west coast, although I would advise a car driving is easy and other drivers are far more courteous than here, I could go on and on the list is endless but one of our favourite things was that you can flick a switch and light the sea at night for that midnight dip, all in all the perfect holiday, we shall definitely be going back, my advice go and find out for yourself you won't be disappointed

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted our Ocean house was chosen to celebrate a very important 60th Birthday and wanted to share the experience with friends. Everyone gave great comments and hoped to be able to enjoy the experience again in the future. It is a very special place to us but it is great to think that others feel the same way Many guests return year after year which we feel speaks volumes of how they feel about Ocean Blues! We are more than happy to welcome them back. John and Janice Garrod (Proprietors)
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Perfect stay in upper studio at Ocean Blues

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the upstairs studio over Easter 20-27 April 2011 and had a perfect stay from first arrival to departure. The location of the house right by the ocean with direct access down to the sea (and even your own little beach) was very special. The views are incredible from the terrace looking out over the ocean - we even saw turtles swimming by from our terrace. Lynn, the housekeeper, was fantastic and really looked after us and kept the house spotless. We had a car which made getting around easy. We would recommend Folkestone Marine Park for snorkelling and a trip over to Bathsheba on the East coast. The Lone Star was our favourite restaurant, Daphne's our favourite bar for sunset cocktails and the Sandy Lane hotel for the buffet lunch. However, it was always a real pleasure to return to the house, to enjoy the views from the terrace of the house and to swim in the ocean direct from the house. Many thanks for a beautiful stay and especially many thanks to Lynn who really went out of her way to look after us and to maintain the house to a very high standard.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Grantley Adams
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: recommended

Directions from Airport to

Ocean Blues, Batts Rock, Prospect, St James, Barbados. When exiting the airport follow the sign to Spring Gardens. The last roundabout is just passed the University of the West Indies (you can see the ocean at this point). Turn right at round-a-bout and continue for 1/4 mile passed the Esso Filling Station. Ocean Blues is 30 metres passed the Batts Rock Beach Road and directly opposite Crusher Road.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lazaretto, St. James

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
16 Apr 2016 - 13 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
14 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices based on 8 sharing
Christmas/New Year Rate + 15% (19 December to 1 January inclusive)
Upper Studio and Main House can be intergrated to sleep 6 persons at a combined price.

30% non-refundable deposit required to secure the booking with balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Payment can be by debit/credit card or direct bank transfer

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lazaretto, Barbados

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Guest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom Upper - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom Down - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom Guest - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom Upper - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom Down - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom King Guest Room Queen Upstairs Studio Double 4-Poster Downstairs Studio King Master Bedroom - Small screen tv / DVD player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Daily Maid Service
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Close to renowned top restaurants Frequent bus service - pick up outside property Welcome drinks Breakfast pack/tea and coffee Password will be required from maid for broadband wireless connection.

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