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Your Relaxing Tropical Getaway Near Crane Resort

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Escape from the busy South Coast to the peaceful and relaxing Crane - away from it all! Enjoy the wonderful breezes of the Atlantic Ocean whilst sitting on your patio listening to the waves and watching the breathtaking views of the turquoise sea!

Come and stay at the top floor at Mermaid Apartments, overlooking tropical gardens with coconut and palm trees. Enjoy the tastefully furnished and appointed 3 bedroom 2 bath unit which has free Wi-Fi and is a 5 minute walk to the famous Crane Beach. We rent the apartment as a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom to increase our rentals. When rented as a 1 or 2 bedroom, the other bedrooms are unavailable. You will have the entire 1.800 sq. ft. top floor of the concrete building to yourself.

The property is fully fenced and has a gate. Situated on a quiet residential road with luxury mansions across the street. Perfect for your Honeymoon, so peaceful and romantic yet great for families or several couples.

Tired of Cooking? Ask us about hiring a cook for you, so you can unwind whilst on vacation!


The spacious 16’ by 14’ master bedroom features a Queen Size bed, dual side wicker tables with drawers and lamps. This corner bedroom features a wicker dressing table and a full length mirror and a ceiling fan. All beds (master and guest) are outfitted with sheets and bedspreads. Enjoy the views of the garden and Atlantic Ocean, as well as the wonderful breezes from three windows. The three floor-to-ceiling closets give you ample room for your clothes and feature slat doors. The floors are tiled and have throw rugs.

The master bath features a large glass block shower and a vanity with lots of cupboard space underneath. You’ll love the cross breezes provided by windows on either side. The large mirror will make getting ready that much easier. The floors are tiled. Same features on second bathroom.


- 12 foot ceilings

- Free Wi-Fi

- Entire 1,800 sq. ft. top floor to yourself with windows on 4 sides

- Views of the ocean and lush gardens with palm and coconut trees

- Stainless steel appliances and granite countertops

- 180 sq. ft. covered Patio with table, chairs and lounger

- Situated on half an acre


The two 12’ by 14' guest bedrooms feature Queen Size beds with dual side wicker tables with drawers and 2 lamps. They each have three floor-to-ceiling closets with slat doors. Both bedrooms have two windows with great ocean views and overlook the lush gardens. A dressing table and full length mirror assist you in getting ready quicker. Both are equipped with ceiling fans, tiled floors and throw rugs.


Our Chef’s Kitchen is Domus from Italy and features stainless steel appliances which include a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer equipped with filtered water and ice, dishwasher, gas stove, microwave and stacked washer/dryer. Smart granite countertops and tiled floors. Fully equipped with everything you’ll need to cook up a storm! The kitchen provides one of the two entrances to the apartment.

If you don't want to cook when you are on vacation, let us know and we'll arrange a cook for

you at a small additional charge.


The living room offers a lovely sofa which makes watching a DVD on the 26” TV great entertainment. You can also listen to the radio or play CDs. The furnishings are a flashback to the old days of Barbados Plantocracy, featuring mahogany end tables with 2 lamps and a coffee table. Admire the ocean views and lush gardens whilst sitting in your lovely wicker chair.


Enjoy dinner with your guests at the round mahogany table which sits six. Ceiling fans compliment the living and dining rooms, along with lovely parquet floors and throw rugs. Set the mood with some candles.


At the front of the apartment and facing south is your den which features a desk in one corner, equipped with free Wi-Fi. Better still, relax in the armchair and read a book. We didn’t forget the side table to rest your cocktail on! Tiled floors and throw rugs complete the reading room which enjoys windows on both sides.


No doubt this is where you’ll spend most of your time. The chairs on the covered 180 sq. ft. patio will beckon you to sip a cocktail whilst watching and listening to the magnificent ocean and keeping cool from ocean breezes. You will probably enjoy eating out here and lounging on the comfortable chaise lounge which has a cushion and adjustable back.


Last but not least, should you wish to laze at home and sunbathe, you can visit the roof deck which has by far the best view in the house and is a great place to snap a few pictures to take home with you. See Africa from the roof deck! So quiet and relaxing.


Mermaid Apartments is situated on half an acre and features beautiful lush tropical gardens, a bay leaf tree, lime tree, coconut trees and many varieties of tropical palms. We have many hibiscus plants, croutons, silver dollars – to name just a few. We invite you to take a walk around the garden and enjoy it. Sample a coconut from our tree.


Located steps to the world famous Crane Beach, a 10 minute drive to Grantley Adams International Airport and a half hour drive to the capital, Bridgetown, Mermaid Apartments is close to all amenities but offers peace and quiet. Six Roads Supermarket is 5 minutes away. Barbados' oldest hotel, The Crane Hotel, and Cutters are among your neighbourhood restaurants. Try the local Oistins Fish Fry on Fridays or shop for fruits and vegetables at many nearby vendors. The ice cream van comes by at night! Many sports are available for you in Barbados.

If you are planning to rent a car, we can connect you with the local company we use. Great service and great prices.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Maggie

We grew up in Barbados and now both live in Canada. We still visit regularly.

Maggie purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Maggie chose Diamond Valley

Our family, the Chandlers, were some of the first settlers in Barbados, arriving in 1637. This property came to us from out mother's side of the family. Our great-grandfather, Sir Herbert Greaves, purchased the land and it has passed down to us via his daughter and granddaughter who was our mother. We are the fourth generation to own this property.

What makes this apartment unique

We just love the peace and tranquility of Mermaid Apartments. Being away from the noise and bustle makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind. Sitting on the patio reading a book and all you hear is the ocean, the birds and the wonderful Atlantic breezes. At night you will be serenaded by the local 'Whistling Frogs'. Being on the top floor of a concrete building enhances the quiet. Mermaid boasts beautiful gardens. There are windows on four sides. The views of the Atlantic Ocean are breathtaking, you can see forever. Barbados is a fun and safe island, only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Diamond Valley around the Saint Philip

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master bedroom has an large ensuite with shower stall, toilet, sink and a window. Same for second bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have three floor to ceiling closets and ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Montreal, Quebec

Wonderful views in a tranquil setting !

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for spacious and comfortable accommodations in a quiet and scenic neighbourhood this is the place for you. We have just returned from a two week stay at this property and enjoyed it very much. It is well equipped and its proximity to the Crane resort is a plus for us for dining on occasion as well as swimming at the beach. We walked or ran in the friendly neighbourhood every day meeting nice folks along the way who shared many things of local interest. The bus stop is on the corner for trips further afield and car rental is available too should you want to tour the island. What a pleasure to be picked up on arrival at the airport and transported to Mermaid apartment where all our groceries were already in the cupboard and the fridge ! The highlight of our stay was two Bajan dinners prepared especially for us by Shelley our housekeeper ! She is a pro! A big thank you to the Mermaid Team who made this all possible.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you had a great time at Mermaid Apartments, Margaret. We look forward to having you as a guest again. Cheers, Maggie.
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Great accommodation in Barbados!

  • 5 of 5

The 3 bedroom apartment on the top floor is very nice, clean and well appointed. The full service kitchen is an added plus. It was perfect to sleep 6 of our twenty-something kids on a family vacation in Barbados!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay at Mermaid Apartments!

  • 5 of 5

I was set to stay at the Mermaid Apartments from 6/7-11/2017. Because of flight delays, I didn't get there until the 8th. I have to say that I wish I could get my day back to have one more day there!

The Mermaid Apartments was all that I needed while I was there. My stay was on the full top level. I rented one room, and I had the rest of the apartment to myself. There were no other renters of the other two rooms that were available. Before I got there, I compiled a grocery shopping list and the housekeeper went shopping for me, which saved a ton of time and energy, and I was able to cook breakfast and lunch while I was there. I had everything I needed. ANNNND, NO BUGS!! There is no air conditioning in the apartment, but there are fans. At night, I was able to sleep with the windows up and without getting eaten upper harrassed by bugs. Lynn (I believe is one of the managers) is the sweetest and most helpful person! She made sure I had everything and she came to check on me my first morning there. I went to a wedding at The Crane Resort, and it was a hop, skip, and jump to get there. I walked there during the day in no time; maybe 15-17 min walk?? I didn't walk there in my wedding guest attire, though. It was too hot for that! I could also walk to the private Crane Beach which is less than a 10 minute walk. Beaches are my favorite, and I t was wonderful.

Now, there wasn't anything that was a complete turn off, but I will say to be careful if you go out and you leave the windows up while you're gone. I was there during the rainy season, and that rain is unforgiving! I went out for a run in the morning and left the windows up, thinking I would be alright. Well, I got caught in the rain (which felt amazing, lol) but when I came back to the apartment, it had rained all inside! That was my bad, but just a warning to be careful with that, or you'll have a mess on your hands to clean up.

I think that's it! It's very spacious, comfortable, and I felt like I was at home. Try it out and see how you like it!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Mermaid Apartment!!

  • 4 of 5

I travelled to Barbados this January/2016 and had a great experience. Loved the mermaid apartment. Although we did not eat in often, it had everything needed to do so. The only thing missing was a BBQ :)

I would definitely stay here again and recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wondeful stay at Mermaid Apartments at the end of 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Mermaid Apartments at the end of 2015. The apartment was spacious and had everything we needed for our week long stay including a laundry machine, all kitchen appliances (dishwasher, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge with ice maker), satellite TV with plenty of channels, wifi internet, phone service, two floor fans, etc. The phone service (see tips below) and internet was reliable and fast enough for normal activity. The location is a two minute drive from Crane Beach, which was our favorite beach on the island. Also, Ginger bay was just a short walk away and was almost always secluded, though we did not venture far into the water there due to the currents. A car is definitely needed in order to explore the island. Bridgetown and Holetown on the West end of the island are about 30-35 minutes away by car and St Lawrence Gap was about 20-25 minutes away.

Maggie, the owner, was very helpful and answered all of our questions promptly and in detail. Shelley the housekeeper, was at the apartment when we arrived and showed us around. Lynn, the apartment manager, stopped by to check up on us and gave us many tips on places to visit and eat. She was extremely friendly and helpful and delight to speak with.

The only issue we had was the bedrooms got quite hot at night when the windows were down, which we had to do for three nights due to intermittent heavy rains. The winds would make the rain blow into the apartment if the east side windows are kept open.

A few tips:

- When making local calls on the house phone, be sure not to enter the 246 area code. If you do include this area code, or an international area code, the phone service will disconnect for a few minutes. Also, it seems the internet connection cuts out for a brief moment when phone calls are made.

- The apartment has a cooler that can be used. It does not have portable beach chairs/umbrella (these can be rented at the more popular beaches for 15-20 USD per pair)

- Make reservations at restaurants ahead of time (especially on weekends and holidays) - Many restaurants had very long (60-90 min) wait times for walk-ins, despite having many tables open (they may have fixed seating times).

- If renting a car, rent a gps or bring one and load BajanNav maps onto it. This made driving and navigation significantly easier.

Overall, we had an excellent stay at Mermaid apartments and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in a peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two weeks at this beautifully furnished and very spacious apartment. The residential street where it is located is very quiet and the beach is very close by. There is no night life but a couple of restaurants are within walking distance as is the Crane Resort. Everything is supplied including dishwasher and laundry detergent (no food) and the kitchen has all the cooking utensils you could want. A car is not necessary unless you want to go sightseeing, but even then you could take a taxi and have the driver do a tour for you.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crane Hotel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cutters, Marco Polo
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

swimming, sunning, boating, star gazing, kite flying, catamaran snorkelling trips, Bushy Park racetrack


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Our apartment has three bedrooms and we rent it as a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom unit to increase our rentals. Regardless of how many bedrooms you rent you will have the entire 1,800 sq. ft. top floor to yourself.

Effective July 1, 2018 the Barbados Government collects a Room Rate Levy of 2.5%. We have been asked to show this separately rather than bundle it in the room rate.

Rates are as follows:
• 1-bedroom - $158 per night
• 2-bedroom - $197 per night
• 3-bedroom - $263 per night

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. We accept credit cards, bank drafts and EFT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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