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Jean Clennell

Member since: 2001
Speaks English

Spectacular ocean-front property on West coast - with pool and beach access - Upstairs Apartment

Bedrooms Studio
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Photos and Description of this holiday apartment 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 apartment Upstairs Apartment, Studio, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Stunning Ocean view studio with terrace, providing table, chairs umbrella, sun loungers and retractable awnings to enjoy alfresco dining.This forms part of the 4 bedroom house, whilst remaining self contained with independent access. En suite fully tiled shower room, vanity, WC. Small galley type kitchenette with granite surfaces and an electric double ceramic hob, small bench top grill/oven, toaster, fridge / freezer. Double 4 poster bed, fitted wardrobes and cupboards, ceiling fan, air conditioning, telephone, safe.

  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jean Clennell (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Fantastic holiday"

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 Blues. 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 its 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 an 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, your won't be disappointed.

Stayed: 12/04/2013
Apr 2013
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Upstairs Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Escapism at its best!

  • 5 of 5

This was the 3rd year in a row we have chosen to stay at Ocean Blue and we have already booked for next year which will be our 4th stay in this property for a period of 3 weeks each time! Everything about the property is just wonderful from mine hosts John & Janice to the wonderful house keeper Lyn who keeps the apartment immaculately clean at all times regularly changing the bedding and both bath and beach towels and generally pleased to facilitate any request including laundry which is a god send!

We cannot recommend this apartment highly enough the setting is superb and many an evening is just spent "Chill axing" on the balcony or small beach inlet, watching the sun set and the ships pass by with either a Banks or Mount Gay to hand! Just a few minutes drive or bus ride in either direction will get you to Bridgetown or Holetown and for a real Barbadian beach bar drive a few minutes more past Holetown to "Ju Ju's" beach bar by the Lone Star restaurant and you feel you really have arrived!

This review has been easy to write and we can assure you that once visited you will want to return as we have, it really does provide you with the most fantastic place to stay at a very reasonable cost! We could wax lyrical all day, but we would simply say, try it for yourselves and you will definitely not want to stay anywhere else unless the lottery comes up and then "No.1 Sand Lane" would be a possible choice, but just not the same!

Jill & John Gloucestershire

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to have visitors returning year on year, we look forward to seeing you again in 2014. Your loyalty is appreciated. John and Janice
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Romantic haven in a perfect setting.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most wonderful stay at Ocean Blues, the location has to be seen to be believed! To wake up each morning to uninterrupted views of the ocean and its miriad of colours was just pure magic!

The property is well located between Bridgetown and Holetown both accessible by local bus (although a car is recommended if you want to visit the more out of the way beautiful places of the island and dine out at night). The apartment is well equipped and the outside areas are fab, great "plunge pool" and having private access to the sea is perfect for that early morning swim!! My husband even swam alongside a turtle one evening just yards from the property!

The owners (John and Janice) could not have been more hospitable, they made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The apartment is well maintained and spotlessly clean. Lynn the housekeeper was great, looking after our every need.

Overall, a fantastic place to stay which we would highly recommend. When we return to Barbados it will definately be to stay at Ocean Blues, just magical!!!

Wendy and Gerry.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2009
  • 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 apartment 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
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
14 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

+15% for Christmas/New Year period (19/12 - 01/01) applies

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Accommodation and facilities for Upstairs Apartmentin Lazaretto, Barbados

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 4-poster
  • Books ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • 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
Local Activities: fishing, golf, horse riding, sailing, swimming, tennis, walking, water skiing, wind-surfing. Outside shared amenities are gardens, barbecue, sea terrace, shower, salt/infinity edge plunge pool, parking. For broadband wireless connection a password can be acquired from the maid.

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