The house has 1 super sized king bedroom with a balcony and built in safe,there is an en suite with a a large walk in shower. Bedroom 2 has a king sized bed. Bedroom 3 has twin beds.There is a shared bathroom and a ground floor WC. The living room has TV satellite, wifi and a large open air dining with seating for 6. The kitchen has large fridge freezer, oven hob, kettle Nespresso machine and toaster. The house is air conditioned with overhead room fans. The garden is very private with its own plunge pool. There is also a communal pool with sun loungers very close to the house which is ideal for children. The beach is literally over the road at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion hotel with 4 private sunbeds for guests. There are 10 houses in Turtle View which are surrounded by Bajan plantation, the houses are in a gated community and can only be accessed with a fob so therefore it is very safe. If you hire a car there is a private car park within the gated community. The house sleeps six and we also have a cot available. We offer maid service.
Private house in gated community sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms 3 bath. private garden
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jan 2019
About Kimberley Herity
I am English and my husband is Irish, we have 3 children aged 20,21,23. We divide our time between England and southern Spain which is now our main home. My husband spends most of his time on the phone selling big machines that crush rock. I spend most of my time looking after him, which is a full time job. We have two lovely dogs a chocolate lab and a very spoilt maltese terrier called Bella.
Kimberley Herity purchased this House in 2014
Why Kimberley Herity chose Porters
My husband and I have holidayed in Barbados for many years we love the west coast in particular. We have always stayed in hotels and have had fabulous holidays never wanting to leave. Our three children love to come also and after years of spending enormous sums of money in hotels we decided to buy. Turtle View was perfect. We looked at many places but the location of Turtle view with its proximity to the beach and all the facilities was hard to beat.We also liked the fact that the houses are gated and the security is excellent. We would love to spend weeks and weeks in Barbados but unfortunately my husband is very busy in his business therefore we would like other people to enjoy our house whilst we cant. We love the beach and we decided to join the beach club at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion which means we have four sun loungers that our guests can use all year long.
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with our home in Barbados because of its location. We also liked that the people that had sold the land for Turtle View still live down the road and personally look after the houses and gardens as if they were there own.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A fabulous home in a fabulous location!
We could have not asked for more from our stay- bright, airy, clean and welcoming. A fabulous, extremely spacious home tucked away, amongst a super secure and quiet gated complex but a stones throw from the beach ( five minute walk to the beach, with our own allocated sun loungers!)
Walking distance to the fabulous restaurant Lone star and beach bar, Ju Jus and just a very short car/ bus journey to Holetown- which has everything you need, from shops, bars and great restaurants.
Kimberley was extremely helpful and fully communicative to any questions or requests we had, before and throughout our stay and Beverley made us feel very welcome. We had no issues with the house at all and everything worked perfectly from the wifi, TV and kitchen appliances. We couldn't find fault and was so delighted with our decision to hire a house, rather than stay in a hotel, which gave us the lovely option of cooking at home and relaxing on the sofa, if we didn't feel like going out!
We will most certainly be back and thank you!
Thank you so much Victoria for taking the time to write a review. It’s very helpful for future guests. I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay.
Stayed less than1 Hour and left!!
We viewed Turtle View on line and booked only 7 days before our departure.
The owner, Kimberley, was very prompt and positively responsive and even agreed a discount as it was booked at such short notice.
The property is in a good location close to Holetown and the added benefit of the use of the beach club at the Fairmont Hotel is a real plus!
The problems started as soon as we walked through the front door. We were met by the owners ‘less than enthusiastic’ representative, Beverley who was emptying the dish washer to check if it worked! Additionally showing us the fridge/freezer where she was storing her own frozen fish. It had clearly been there along time!
No WiFi working and we were just told to use a neighbours login! Unprofessional and unreliable especially if you have your own business to run!
The property is advertised as having Air Con. Upstairs has this facility but downstairs it does not! All the windows were open to clearly cool it down and it was full of mosquitos! It doesn’t have all windows and there are basic wooden shutters that are difficult to keep fully closed therefore offering a continual mosquito issue!
I enquired about the Maid service and was looked at blankly. Beverly offered rather reluctantly one day! I’m not sure what the upsell of maid service is at the property!
The floor was filthy under bare foot and when upon viewing the master bedroom, found the ensuite window being held open with a wooden block! The final straw was seeing a filthy and stained pillow case and even worse pillow itself! It left an awful feeling of what ‘Lies inderneath’!!
We left shortly after and booked into a hotel! I have never had to do this at either a hotel or private property before!
What I hoped was that as the owner was offsite, she would appreciate my concerns. Unfortunately any positive note was not forthcoming. I was told had I expected full air con, full maid service etc, I should go to an expensive hotel!! NO! What I expected was what the property was described as that’s all! AND what you would expect anywhere is a clean property. Having filthy bed linen is not acceptable! At no stage was even a token refund offered. They were steadfast in keeping all the money I had paid out! Any gesture would have been seen as a moral stance in accepting things in this instance were not right! I incurred significant costs in booking a new hotel but have no regrets.I would not have stayed there for nothing!
Dear future guests, I am very saddened that I ever accepted this booking. Mr Sykes when booking my house was already trying to get his money back from a hotel he had decided he didn’t want to stay at whilst on the Island.
I have rented my home with HomeAway for over five years and have never had one bad review. I have several guest’s that have rebooked my house many times over and I have two different guests that return every year.
Beverley my housekeeper has worked at Turtle View over 10years and has been with me since we bought our home. Our home has never been filthy not even when large families have been in residence. The WiFi was only down on that particular day because super fast fibre was being installed.
After seeing the initial complaint from Mr Sykes , I asked Beverley to use brand new bedding to help the situation even though Beverley assured me on the phone there was nothing wrong with the bedding only a dirty pillowcase after a suitcase had been placed on the bed. unfortunately Mr Sykes had already left the property within thirty minutes of arrival.
November can be a humid month, however I have never seen or heard of any homes being full of mosquitoes.
The house is lovely and cool downstairs with the windows open and the fans on. Upstairs in all the bedrooms we have aircon and fans. You will see from previous reviews there has never been an issue.
Please do not let this review reflect our house as I can see no comparison nor I’m sure if I asked previous guests.
We wanted a few days on the beach after a cruise which disembarked at Bridgetown.We had never booked a villa using the web before so this was a bit of an experiment. Everything was absolutely perfect and massively exceeded expectations,especially the help we got from the owner Kimberley with admin eg a taxi to meet us.
The villa is perfectly located very near good restaurants, Holetown (shopping and supermarket ),the bus route and the Royal Pavilion Hotel.
The RP hotel beach club membership provided by the villa owners enabled free use of loungers and parasols,a welcome bonus. The communal villa pool was also good and was largely unused apart from us.The villa is in a small gated community and we always felt safe.
Everything in the villa worked well. The smoke alarm was activated by steam from a shower but Tony the handyman fixed it immediately.
We would definitely return
Many thanks for taking the time to write this very kind review. I am also always very happy to hear that if my guests have any problems they are dealt with immediately. I’m so delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
Great trip. The house is well situated. You likely will need a car...it will just make everything easier. Nice pool, easy walk to the beach. Close to shops and town. Peaceful place to hang out.
Great location for a holiday in Barbados
This property has everything you need for a holiday in Barbados. High standard of furnishings and comfy beds. Close to the beach (access to the beach club is a great bonus) a couple of reasonable restaurants in walking distance and close to the main road for the bus if you don’t have a car. We have enjoyed our stay here.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. It is always very helpful for future guests. Im delighted that you have had a lovely stay and had a great holiday.
We just returned from 17 nights at Turtle View No 1. The house was wonderful and the description on homeaway very accurate. The gardens are very well kept and we enjoyed many afternoons at the pool with our neighbors. The housekeeper kept the house spotless and we very much enjoyed driving from and to the airport with the wonderful driving service that the owner Kimberley organized for us. With the new and improved Massy supermarket just a few minutes away it was very easy to stock up on groceries. Holetown is just full of fabulous restaurants and bars. No. 1 has a Fairmont beach club membership. For us this was one of the main reasons for picking this particular house. The easy beach access and the convenience of being able to stay at the beach club really made all the difference. The owner Kimberley was lovely to communicate with and gladly answered our many questions during the booking process. All in all this was our best Barbados vacation so far and we can’t wait to return. Thanks Kimberley and Iain for sharing your beautiful house with us. Mariam
Thank you so much Mariam for your wonderful review. It's so helpful for potential guests to read, and also for me to see that everything is functioning so well at the house and that you had a fantastic holiday.
I hope you and your family will use our house in the future, best wishes Iain & Kimberley Herity
Turtle View is in an Ideal location for all the attractions of St James. There are numerous wonderful renowned restaurants on the west coast including the famous Cliff and Lone star which is just 5 minutes by foot up the Road. We are very fortunate enough to have four private beach sunbeds for our guests at the Royal Pavilion hotel which is literally just over the Road. The west coast of Barbados has 7 miles of golden sand and crystal clear Caribbean sea. There is excellent snorkeling and water sports available, you can also swim with the large turtles that frequent Payne's Bay. There is excellent shopping at Lime Grove including an array of designer shops cocktail bars and restaurants. If you are a golfer you will be spoiled at the choice of world class courses including the famous Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland both being within very short distance. The capitol Bridgetown is 8 miles away by car and definitely wort a visit. Polo is very popular in Barbados and you will often see notices for afternoon polo matches. Port St Charles is a luxury development of apartments and houses and has a lovely marina, this is a lovely place to visit and have lunch. The famous Sandy lane is only moments away where you can call in for afternoon tea or Sunday lunch, its always best to make a reservation. The biggest attraction for us in Barbados is the people. They are so friendly and always happy to please. They genuinely embrace tourists and you will always feel so welcome its hard to leave.