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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

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. In essence perfection.

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 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 Fitts Village

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.

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, Cliff, Cin Cin
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Right outside
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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fitts Village in Saint James

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • 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:
  • 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

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Beautiful 2-Bedroom Apartment right on the beach in this tranquil little bay
average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews
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5

October 2017 our first visit

  • 5 of 5

Had two weeks at Little Reef and soon felt very much at home. Grantley welcomed us and Shirley had made sure we had welcome provisions.

Position of the apartment is perfect for the quiet beach - spent hours watching the passing boats and changing weather giving us panoramic scenery before our eyes. We swam each day in the clear waters. Supermarket with a range of provisions is a short walk away either along the road or the beach.

Buses are very regular and took us to nearby towns to explore. Also took us to Andromeda Gardens and Huntes Gardens both beautiful and worth visiting.

We visited Wendy's, a local bar, and enjoyed our food and beer. We also ate at Zacchios and The Beach House and enjoyed both meals very much and were reasonably priced. Rum punch really goes without saying...could have had more!!! The locals were all helpful and friendly.

Would definitely like to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment, with fabulous views of the Caribbean.

  • 1 of 5

TOTAL NOISE day and night, no chance of sleep.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little Reef is a Little Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us occupied Little Reef for 12 nights in September 2017. The apartment is exactly as described and pictured. However, nothing can prepare you for the reality of the view from the upper floor, it is breathtakingly beautiful, the Caribbean Sea in all its glory!

The apartment is ideally situated just a few metres from sand and sea. Often we were the only ones swimming in the warm, turquoise water.

We decided not to hire a car but travelled everywhere by bus. There are stops on either side of the road not far from the apartment. The buses are frequent and cheap. Take a Reggae bus - small yellow buses with lots of attitude! State buses are bigger, blue and more sedate. We opted for the Reggae bus everytime, much more fun!

Whereever you go, whatever you do, you will be greeted warmly by the local people. Watch out for Maxine just outside The Chattle Village in Holetown, she could sell ice to an Eskimo! And yes, I did buy something, come to that, so did my sister-in-law!

We had a wonderful time in Barbados. Would we return, yes. Would we return to Little Reef, a resounding yes from all of us.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have just summed up what Little Reef and Barbados are all about and why it is such a wonderful place for a holiday. Exactly how we feel every time we visit.
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Great Property Made a Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, Richard checked in just about everyday to make sure that things were going well. We received a tropical storm our second night and Shirley called to check in on us the next morning and to let us know that the island would basically be shutdown that day. Grantley was very nice and explained how everything worked. They are all a great group of people that keep this property running.

As far as the house, you can't beat the view this property has looking out over the water!!!! Truly breath taking. I would recommend this place 100 times over. If you enjoy snorkeling, there are millions of fish right out the back door.

It's pretty central to other locations. Bridgetown to the south is only about 5-10 min depending on traffic and Holetown to the north is about the same! Hometown has some neat little shops in a village and much better food choices.

Beautiful property that I would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Wow - a stunning apartment - made to feel very welcome by Richard and we really liked the little touches that you don't find in all self catering properties. There was a buoy for snorkelling and lilos and a large sun shade which we found essential on the patio. The washing machine was a great addition - you won't find these in all rentals in Barbados. Lovely not to have a TV (he he!) but excellent wifi that stretches to the patio so the children were happy for down-time. 2 excellent bathrooms and really big bedrooms with plenty of storage and dozens of hangers! I know that everyone mentions it but the view from the lounge is simpler breath-taking. I really miss it!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Can't get any closer to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The host was very communicative and answered all my questions in a timely manner. The apartment was simple but comfortable and the view....to die for! I am a light sleeper and the noise from the road woke me up every morning but as soon as I opened the curtains and saw, heard and smelled the beautiful Caribbean Sea it was well worth it! A basically private beach is literally at your doorstop, you won't want to leave Little Reef, trust me!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fitts Village, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
 
 
Summer 2019
29 Apr 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
£607
for 5 nights
£850
 
 
Off-peak season
1 Sep 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
£493
for 5 nights
£690
 
 
High Season
24 Nov 2019 - 26 Apr 2020
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
£1,050
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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