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Beautiful 2-Bedroom Apartment right on the beach in this tranquil little bay

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Recently Modernised 2-bedroom Apartment With Stunning Views of Beach & Sea

Attractive upstairs apartment, in beach-side house with communal patio, leading directly onto one of the quietest and most beautiful beaches on the West Coast, with excellent swimming and snorkelling in the crystal waters of the Caribbean. Comprising 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, the other with en-suite shower room and washing machine. There is a well-equipped modern kitchen for the chefs among your party. The lovely light sitting room, with stunning views of the Caribbean and the beach, has a cooling breeze blowing through it for most of the year. .

The village shopping centre and supermarket are within easy reach on foot. There are several excellent restaurants nearby, including the world-renowned Cliff. We are 1.5 km away from Sandy Lane and its world-class golf facilities. Waters sports, fishing, and glass-bottomed boats are virtually on the doorstep - and, if requested, many will pick you up from the beach.. For those who don’t wish to hire a car the bus stop is nearby, and the buses run frequently up until 11.30 pm. The apartment has Wifi internet access and on site security.

Little Reef is well situated for multiple activities. From the very beautiful beach, a few short steps away, there is snorkelling on the reef, where you may spot one of the resident turtles, meandering among shoals of brightly coloured fish. Boating and water sport activities are also on offer from operators on the way to the big resorts past Sandy Lane. Fishermen bring their daily catch into Fitts Village, just in front of Jordan's Supermarket, a five-minute walk along the beach.

For those who don’t want to miss the exploits of their favourite team, Wendy’s sports bar is just a couple of minutes away, across the road. Wendy's also have a snack bar. Alternatively there’s the Surfside bar in Holetown (15 minutes away by bus and car), a great spot for being on the beach and watching the footie at the same time. Holetown is also the place to go to if you want a bank, pizza or the larger Massy’s supermarket, which will deliver your shopping if you don't have a car. Holetown also boasts plenty of watering holes and restaurants. Bridgetown and the South Coast are around twenty minutes by car and the buses run regularly.

If you just want to chill out Little Reef’s balcony is a great place for watching the frigate birds wheeling above, maybe a fisherman making a catch, and world go by – and, if you are up early and very, very, lucky you may get a glimpse of a monkey in the nearby shack-shack tree. If you want take a tan back home Little Reef has a lovely sunny patio, or you can take the extra few steps to the beach. At the end of the day there is often nothing better than a walk along the beach or just watching a beautiful sunset and the boats making for home, while you enjoy a sundowner.

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Britton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Richard Britton

Paula and I live in Cyprus and have been visiting and living in Little Reef over the last 35 years with our family. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Richard Britton purchased this apartment in 1981

Why Richard Britton chose St. James

This is a family property which my late father bought when he was working in Barbados. He spent up to 4 or 5 months living in it every year and he last visited in 2013 when he was in his 99th year. The property has been used by 4 generations of our family and is much loved by all, as is the island of Barbados and its people.

What makes this apartment unique

Little Reef is thought of with affection by all members of our family, because of its location on a beautiful white sand bay untouched by commercialism, and the many happy vacations spent there. The perfect place for chilling out.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fitts Village, Barbados

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedded with ensuite bathroom with shower.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be arranged to be twin bedded
  • Master Bedroom (airconditoned), with verandah overlooking the sea, with super king size double bed or which can be arranged as twin beds. It has an ensuite bathroom with bath, shower, hand-basin and toilet. Plenty of storage with built-in cupboard with hanging space and dressing table with 6 drawers. Bedroom 2 (airconditoned) with twin beds, ensuite bathroom with shower, hand-basin and toilet. Plenty of storage space in built in cupboards and dressing table
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Beautiful 2-Bedroom Apartment right on the beach in this tranquil little bay
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
5

Exactly what we wished for !

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a view, exactly the way its shown. We loved it and booked again for next year while we were there. Great swim hole right next door to the left which we lived in everyday. Dont rent a car, take the yellow bus where ever you want to go, even a day trip to the other side of the island. 1.00 US dollar each. Great experience! Went to Holetown a few times as the larger grocery store is there (Massey's) more veggies and selections of meats etc... Jordans, a ten minute walk to the left down the beach is all you need for the smaller things you need in groceries. Just minutes on the bus to Holetown. Be adventurous and get off anywhere and walk down any street to a beach, you will never be dissapointed. Just another 1.00 each to get back on and go again. Very safe and secure island and apartment. Unlike any island we have ever been to. Grantley and Esta next door will help you in any information or anything you need and Dave the taxi driver was always available even if we phoned the night before. Highly highly recommend this villa, but now im giving away my secret paradise destination and will compete in bookings now... I did alot of research prior to this booking and certainly was Not dissapointed!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

JUST PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit to Barbados and by far our best

Experience.

Little Reef is an amazing apartment in a stunning beachfront location, a perfect place to completely

wind down and relax and the views just breathtaking.

The apartment is very well equipped with everything

you need for a self catering holiday. The accommodation is very spacious and extremely comfortable with

air conditioning in the bedrooms and excellent wifi.

Steps from the shared veranda take you down onto a gorgeous beach excellent for swimming, snorkelling

and long walks.

There are several excellent restaurants and a well

stocked supermarket nearby. The buses stop outside

so very easy to travel around if you don't want to hire

a car. We used David a local taxi driver who's number

is in the welcome letter whom we found to be extremely

polite and very reliable.

Richard and Paula the owners are a pleasure to deal

with along with Grantley and Shirley the housekeepers who welcomed us on arrival. We were very grateful for

the groceries that had been left too, a really thoughtful touch.

Fitts Village holds a certain charm for us we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return. Just perfect !!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Little Reef and we enjoyed it even more so than the second. The location is absolutely stunning. We love the fact you have your own little beach with very few people passing or stopping but you aren't in the middle of nowhere. Bus stop outside the door, so convenient. The apartment is very spacious with the most wonderful views, the sun sets literally right in front of you.... beautiful! We used the main bedroom and the bed is very comfortable. Richard the owner is so helpful and obliging, he helped us with all our questions before we booked. Barbados has become somewhere we have fallen in love with, and Little Reef was our home in paradise for 2 weeks, just fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fitts Village's Best Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have traveled extensively, and we maintain that our 8 night stay at Little Reef was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever enjoyed!

The description of this apartment was 100% accurate, except that even the pictures cannot prepare one for the gorgeous view of the sea from the front living area. Eating breakfast with the resident birds while staring out at that view was a highlight of each day. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was very effective and the ocean breezes kept the rest of the living areas comfortable as well. The apartment was spotless, minus a bit of sand- which you will soon learn is impossible to keep out and just a part of the charm of living mere feet from the sea! There was never more than four other people suntanning or snorkeling with us in the entire bay (we felt we had a private beach!) and the shared patio, with basic loungers, below the upper apartment is perfect for catching the afternoon sun.

Fitts Village is not that touristic, so it is perfect for those looking for a truly local experience. Wendy's Sports Bar or Jordan's Supermarket are nearby for a basic bite or provisions, but the local bus stops very near to the apartment and it is incredibly easy to jump on and off at any point up or down the coast. Say, if you want to fill your fridge with rotis from Chefette's for a beach lunch! Do not be deterred by the fast food appearance- these have to be some of the best roti on the island!

The location of this apartment made it very easy to tour both the north and south of Barbados. We took the bus to Oistin's for the friday night fish fry (this was a highlight!) where we enjoyed fresh sea food and fed sea turtles off the dock. We enjoyed a beach party at Harbour Lights (transfer from Jordan's Supermarket and drop off right at the apartment) and a small boat tour with Jolly Roger in Bridgetown (also transfers to and from the apartment) to snorkel over shipwrecks and with sea turtles in Carlise Bay. We hired Carson from Skinny Carson Tours to give us a private tour of the north, east and interior of Barbados- we loved it. We enjoyed lunch at The Cliff Beach Bar, sushi at Nishi and a wonderful breakfast at "Island Plates" in Speightstown, where you can also order a picnic lunch or dinner to take home. Little Reef may seem off the beaten bath -and it is- but only in the ways that matter. Getting to and from the sights is a breeze.

We look forward to our return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Idylic paradise

  • 5 of 5

The upper floor apartment was very clean and offered a terrific view of the Caribbean sea from the lounge. you have options to use the loungers on the ground floor patio or venture onto the beach, which we did numerous times. The apartment offers all the comforts we needed.

The local supermarket is a shortish walk but would recommend either hiring a car or using the local busses that stop close to the apartment frequently.

The photographs reflect perfectly the sights you will experience and memories you will remember for years.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fab, clean and just like the pictures

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as advertised, two bedrooms and two bathrooms with air conditioning. Large lounge and dining area looking over the sea -what more could you ask for.

Fitts Village is good, Il Tempio restaurant just a short walk from the Villa was great, not too expensive, but watch out for the waiters, they made us cocktails that we didn't ask for, but they were nice.

Another great place to eat is Cariba, again a short walk towards Holetown. Great staff and great atmosphere and not too expensive.

There wasn't shops or many little bars in Fitts Village but there was a supermarket, but this is what we wanted, not touristie.

Great stay and would definately go back and stay at the same place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
24.5 Kilometres
Grantley Adams
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Wendy's sports bar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Sandy Lane - Old Nine, Country Club, Green Monkey
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Il Tempo Italian Restaurant - Fitts Village
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Platinum coast
Car: not necessary

Fitts Village is predominantly a residential area virtually untouched by commercialism. For golfers there are 5 courses within half an hour's drive, including 3 courses at Sandy Lane and the Royal Westmoreland only 5 minutes away. A short trip along the road to Holetown brings you to the Chattel houses, which contain local arts and crafts for sale - and for non- shoppers you can have a coffee and read the paper. For divers the West Side Scuba Centre is in the same location

The Earthworks Pottery, which is only a 15/20 minute drive way is well worth a visit. Speightstown, with its historic buildings - some dating back to soon after the first settlement of Barbados - is 15/20 minutes beyond Holetown. Bridgetown, which is a short trip by bus or car, also has historic buildings, the beautiful Carenage where boats moor, fish and vegetable markets, good shops, and for cricket lovers the Kensington Oval.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fitts Village, St. James

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
3 Dec 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£700
for 5 nights
From
£140
£875
 
 
Summer 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£625
for 5 nights
From
£125
£785
 
 
Low Season
4 Sep 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£625
 
 
High Season 2017/18
27 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£650
for 5 nights
From
£130
£910
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Apr 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£571
for 5 nights
£800
 
 
Off-peak Season
3 Sep 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£457
for 5 nights
£640
 
 
High Season 2018/19
25 Nov 2018 - 28 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£711
for 5 nights
£995
 

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