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Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Shutters' is a new but traditionally designed house on the stunning west coast of Barbados. Within 5 minutes walk of the quiet but stunning Reeds Bay (see photo), 'Shutters' has the added advantage of a private pool and garden. All the rooms are spacious and airy, but the house is fully air-conditioned for those who prefer the cold!

'Shutters' is in the village of Lower Carlton which is between Holetown to the south, and Speightstown to the north. Consequently it is within easy reach of all the fabulous bars and restaurants the west (Platinum) coast has to offer. Lower Carlton itself is a very quiet, sleepy village for most of the week, but on Saturday night it comes alive with singing and dancing until dawn, hosted by the adjacent D&S bar. The famous John Moore Bar is a 8 or 10 mins walk from the house, and there are several nice little eateries within 10 minutes walk. Lower Carlton has a fishmarket which sells the most delicious (and cheap) fish, and a fruit and veg stall which sells local produce. There is also a small mini-mart. For additional shopping Bridgetown, Holetown and Speightstown are a quick bus ride away.

There are a wide variety of activities available up and down the west coast, and the wild surfing water of the east coast is about 40 minutes drive away. The house is 40 minutes from the airport.

'Shutters' is tastefully furnished and comfortable. The housekeeper will clean the house and change the bed linen and towels twice a week. The garden and pool are tended to weekly.

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Jennifer Beasmore
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

Why Jennifer Beasmore chose Barbados

We chose to have Shutters in Lower Carlton because I'd visited Barbados many times and wanted to have a house with a Bajan feel away from the massive hotels. It turns out to have been a wise choice because the neighbourhood is very safe and the neighbours extremely friendly and helpful. Many of our guests leave the house on first name terms with the neighbours.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint James in Barbados

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double basin vanity unit. Electrical sockets. Hairdryer.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor. Adjacent bedroom 4. Basin with vanity unit.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bed 1. Basin with vanity unit. Electrical sockets.
    Pool bathroom. - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , By the pool.
  • 3.25
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Access to upper verandah
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite facilities. Access to upper verandah
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor. Access to front verandah. Bathroom next door.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) There are twin beds (2 single beds) in one of the bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Guests can get married or renew their vows at Shutters,at St Alban's Church or on the beach at Reeds Bay. Ask the owner for details.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Excellent house!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stopped on the island many times and rented various properties, that said, Shutters is a great example of how it should be done.

A great location, well appointed with everything you will need, crockery, pots etc even games, snorkels, cool bags, a well used Boules game, two large fridge freezers, even loads of beach towels.

That might seem normal but I have lost count of the times I have had to search for a bottle opener in other places, and in Barbados that is a nightmare!

Four large bedrooms, three lovely bathrooms, a decent sized pool, the list goes on. A perfect property well placed 10 mins drive to both Holetown and Speightstown.

The cleaner, Gardener and poolman all very friendly and helpful, got some Mango's from the man next door as well after we got speaking to him about the Green Monkeys stealing them from his tree!

Jen also made the booking itself so easy, always answered mails promptly and made us feel relaxed about everything.

I could write loads about the whole experience but enough to say that it is exactly as described on the website and we would definitely go back!

Thanks for all your help Jen, you have a lovely place, a gem.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you had such a brilliant time. We have tried to make Shutters 'home from home' and it would appear that we have managed that - fantastic. Barbadians in general are wonderful people, and our neighbours in particular are such a lovely bunch. By staying in a typical village rather than a gated community guests really get to see Bajan life (and share the fruits from neighbours trees!!). Re local entertainment we are very excited to have heard this week that the little shop next door has now extended its facilities to a small bar which serves both local beer, spirits and a choice of Bajan snacks including breakfast. Apparently they had a fantastic karaoke opening event which was attended by many of the local Bajan residents. Bajans are a bit fanatical about Karaoke so it might become a regular Saturday night event. Why not join in on your next visit? Or if your vocals are not up to the Bajan standard it might be a great time to explore the lovely quiet restaurants within walking distance from Shutters!
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100% perfect weather

  • 5 of 5

The people of Barbados are friendly, kind, generous and welcoming and we enjoyed meeting the people in the community the most. We definitely would go back and would recommend Shutters for two or three couples, two families with children or one large family as there are four bedroom and three bathrooms. The property was a good fit for us as we were two couples and one had the upstairs bedroom and the other the downstairs bedroom so we had lots of space and privacy. We had a super day on the water with a company called Just Chilling. Ian and Romeo picked us up at Reeds beach and we went snorkelling with the turtles and over a sunken wreck. They also provided beer and toured us along the west coast highlighting significant places.

We took the yellow bus to Oistins for the Friday night fish fry. It was a long ride but it was also an opportunity to view the Island. Sunday Mass at the open window church of St. Francis was a glorious celebration as the singing and wind and waves all blended harmoniously. We loved the fresh fish from the local fish market and tried black snapper and amber jack. Watching their skills as they prepare it for you is fun and Natalie was great to visit with. Jefferson's restaurant,/store,/ bar is a must and I had the king fish there. We went to Surfside restaurant the first night by taxi which cost the four of us $30 US return but went a second time on the bus for $8 return. Once you learn your way around it is easier. Cory at the beach will set you up with beach chairs and beer and he is a wonderfully kind fellow. Getting used to the dogs and roosters and chickens wandering aimlessly was part of the fun. Sonia the property manager is a real gem as she is knowledgeable, patient and personable. The cleaning lady, gardener and pool cleaner were all professional and helpful. Working with Jennifer setting up our holiday was top notch as she respectfully answered every detailed inquiry and was extremely accommodating. The customer service was like the weather 100% sunshine.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review! Thank you. I am glad that you had such a lovely holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back to Shutters and Barbados.
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A great place

  • 5 of 5

It has a great location short walk to a couple local rum shacks, great little beach. Short drive to either Hold town or Speightstown. A real locals kind of place. Super short Cab ride or beautiful beach walk to Mullins Beach/beach club bar. All around great spot.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I think that the thing that makes Shutters special is that you really get the Bajan feel to the holiday. It seems you felt that too. We look forward to seeing you again, Jen
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We fell in love with Barbados!!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful holiday with the friendliest locals. A holiday of discovery in our mini moke, amazing beeches and just a lovely opportunity to let a holiday evolve and see what each day holds. Great local fish market and the local beech to ourselves! Would highly recommend it and can't wait to go back as there is still so much we would like to do and see. Thank you Jennifer for looking after us and for your recommendations, and for also arranging a lovely welcome for us when our flight was delayed. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback; we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You are the only guests that I know of who hired bicycles and explored the island from the saddle - amazing in that heat. You deserve medals!
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British Seaside

Barbados Blast.

  • 5 of 5

Shutters, perfectly situated for a great relaxing family holiday. The friendliest community I've had the pleasure to stay within. We took the teenagers who loved exploring the island on the ragga bus and by Moke or lazing on the beach just minutes from Shutters. The fresh squeezed juice sold on the local beach was to die for. Great local food, lots of variety for all. Jennifer was, like Shutters, amazing, Thank you for a great time, we hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed Barbados and Shutters so much. I didn't know about the juice at the beach - we will have to try that next time we are there - thanks for the tip. I look forward to hearing from you next time you fancy sampling a wonderful Bajan experience. Very kindest regards, Jennifer
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Shutters, we loved it so much we came back

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday at Beautiful Shutters. It is such a lovely friendly place, relaxing and spacious. My partner and I - and our 3 teenagers, who made friends with the locals and had some great times.

We bought freshly caught fish at the end of the rd, yummy barbeque.

Snorkeling with the turtles on reeds bay was amazing. Jennifer the owner has always been very helpful and keen for us to have a fantastic holiday.

Once again Jennifer - thank you

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome Caroline - it's always lovely when guests return. I'm glad you had a lovely family holiday. J
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Ramshackle -- CLOSED
Harrisons Cave
"Great trip down deep to see the caves. It is well organised and the caves are very interesti..."
"Spectacular view of the east coast. Worth a photo if doing a tour of the island."
The Fish Pot
"My favourite restaurant. It is right by the sea so had a really beautiful view out over the ..."
West Coast Beaches
"Our beach 4 mins walk from the house is the best on the west coast in my opinion. "
Cherry Tree Hill
"Another spectacular view of the interior and east coast of the island"
The Beach House Barbados
"Lovely spot for outdoor eating. I particularly enjoy their Bajan buffet which is served at l..."
Dover Beach
"Nice spot to go for a change of coast - they hire sunbeds and umbrellas, or there are palm t..."
Folkestone Marine Reserve
"Great snorkelling."
Naniki Restaurant
"Amazing views to enjoy whilst drinking a cocktail. It isn't easy to find, but there are litt..."
Mews (The)
"Delicious meals."
Mango's by the Sea -- CLOSED
"One of my favourite restaurants - needs to be booked."
Car: recommended

Lower Carlton is an ideal village to sample Bajan life. It is mainly residential but there is a fish market and fruit & veg stall which are excellent for BBQ supplies. The Carlton Variety Store is within 3 minutes walk of Shutters - basic supplies can be purchased there (eggs/milk/bread etc) but the owner - Jefferson - does excellent BBQ'd local dishes on Thurs, Fri and Sat nights (it is always very popular with the locals too so a lovely place to go for a beer and a chat too). There is a little bar (D&S Bar) next door to Shutters which is very handy for local snacks or a rum punch, and on Saturday nights 8-1.30 am it comes alive with karaoke (karaoke is very popular in Barbados!). St Alban's Church is about 3 minutes walk down the road and is the perfect setting, right on the beach, for a wedding or renewing vows. There are also several restaurants within 5 or 10 minutes walk of Shutters, and the Lone Star and Mullins restaurants are both within a 5 minutes bus ride. The highway at the bottom of the road follows the west coast so access to Bridgetown including the Kensington Oval cricket ground, Holetown and Speightstown and beyond is easy by the fantastic (and very entertaining) bus services.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint James, Caribbean

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Guests will be sent a copy of the booking details and rental terms. On our receipt of guest's acceptance of the rental terms and the 10% deposit we will reserve Shutters for them. There are no additional taxes or charges for cleaning - that is included in the rental price. Cancellation details are also outlined in the rental terms that guests will be sent.

We ask for a 10% deposit to secure the booking. The balance + damages bond is payable 56 days prior to arrival at Shutters. The damages bond will be returned 7 days after departure from the house in accordance with the rental terms.
Cancellation details are outlined in the rental terms sent out by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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