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Comfortable Studio Apartment - Beach 35 yards, Holetown 500 yards

14 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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3 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Lascelles

Perfect for couples or a group of 3 friends.

Comfortable apartment in beautifully kept tropical gardens just steps from the white coral sands, crystal blue waters and palm trees of Discovery Bay. The apartment is bright and airy with colourful fabrics, hardwood and cane furniture, and fans providing a cooling breeze. There is a very well equipped kitchen so you can rustle up anything from freshly caught tuna to a rum punch for sun downers. Enjoy watching humming birds feeding among the hibiscus and monkeys scampering up trees as you relax on the balcony. A wide range of bars and restaurants, an excellent supermarket and duty free shopping are all just a short walk away in Holetown. If you need to keep in touch there is free wireless broadband access for your laptop.

Eating and Drinking: Zacchios Restaurant is a favourite 5 minutes stroll away with water side eating at sensible prices. Nearby Inn on the Beach has a great value buffet lunch and lovely setting. Surfside Bar & Restaurant has a great Happy Hour, simple beach menu and TV screens for sports lovers. Coxies and Groots are popular bars a short walk North and Lexy Piano Bar enlivens the town. Holetown's First and Second Streets offer a mix including Mediterranean, Bajan, South Indian, Italian and Asian restaurants. For upmarket dining Tides and The Mews deserve their reputations. Further afield The Fish Pot, North of Speightstown is worth the bus ride - as is Cariba to the South. To eat like the locals try the roadside vans - or the fish frys at Oistins and Half Moon Fort. Patisserie Flint can ease you into another laid back day with a latte and delicious banana bread. If you just want to sit on a beach with a rum punch Harry our gardener has a family recipe and will gladly mix you a bottle of his finest.

Beaches around the island: Discovery Bay and Settlers beaches are ideal for swimming with gently shelving sand, jet ski free areas marked by buoys & floating platforms for diving or sunbathing. If you want to chill in the shade with a good book they are fringed with Coconut Palms & Casuarina trees & Bougainvillea adding a splash of colour. Water skiing and other aqua sports are available on the beach - or you can book ahead at Sandpiper's kiosk. Mullins & Gibbs beaches are 4 miles north, Sandy Lane beach 2 miles south. Brighton beach just north of Bridgetown has a glorious expanse of sand + the delightfully laid back Weisers Bar.The South East Coast is a favourite place with all types of surfer. The East Coast is a complete contrast - almost deserted with big Atlantic rollers crashing in rather than the gentle Caribbean Sea. It is rugged and beautiful but beware of the dangerous undertow in many places. Crane Beach is superb - with a great deli en route. Best eating places there: The Cove & The Crane.

Barbados and the Bajans offer so much: Barbados is a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, nightlife, music, history, great restaurants. But what makes Barbados special, and the reason so many visitors return year after year, is the Bajans who are warm, charming, always ready with a smile. They make you feel welcome and really at home on this lovely Caribbean Island. - - Do try a half day catamaran cruise up the West coast with lunch, drinks, wreck snorkeling and a swim with turtles. It departs just by Art Studio. - - Barbados has a reputation for having the finest golf in the Caribbean, with championship at Sandy Lane & Royal Westmoreland 5 minutes away and Royal Barbados Golf Club further south. - - Also: Kensington Oval, best known of all West Indian Cricket Grounds - - Rum distillery tour and rum shops - - Wildlife Reserve (north) - - Andromeda Botanical Gardens (east) - - Harrison's cave with impressive stalactites & and stalagmites (centre) - - the largest military garrison in the Caribbean. - - Enjoy.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Sarah or Simon Ellis
Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Sarah or Simon Ellis

We live in Cambridge UK with Katy and Sammy who are 12 and 10.

They love swimming with the turtles and the fresh fish at Ju Ju's Beach Restaurant.

Sarah or Simon Ellis purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Sarah or Simon Ellis chose Holetown

We bought Art Studio on our 3rd trip to Barbados. The Bajans are the friendliest people we have ever met, fantastic with children and wonderfully laid back.

What makes this apartment unique

35 yards/metres from the beach.

Lovely tropical gardens

Holetown on your doorstep.

Everything you need! .

Guestbook comments from the manager

1. My thanks for a wonderful stay in your appt last week. It was a great escape and an enjoyable first glimpse of Barbados! I thoroughly enjoyed it but didn't really do justice to all the places to see and visit in the time I was there but it gives me a good reason to go back. 2. Thanks for a brilliant holiday in Art Studio. We had a great time. Please pass our thanks to Harry, Audrey & Helena. 3. We had a fantastic time thank you very much. 4. We enjoyed our Christmas break at Art Studios. It was a great place to be for 2 weeks. Harry & Audrey were great. 5. We had a lovely time - just what we needed - nothing nicer than a tan for the New Year.
Nov 2007
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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Comfortable Studio Apartment - Beach 35 yards, Holetown 500 yards
average rating of 4.857143 based on 16 reviews

Still Smiling

  • 5 of 5

A wedding was what brought us to Barbados in May, which we gather is slightly out of season but still beautiful but relatively quiet, which is always a bonus. Our first visit but it will definitely not be our last. The search for accommodation began the year before and the Studio Apartment was perfect for our needs and after seeing the photographs and reading the previous reviews we had no hesitation in booking. It is a lovely bright, clean, well-maintained apartment with a daily maid service, Helena, who is so welcoming and helpful. From the moment we were collected at the airport by Amigo, who is full of the best kinds of information, we felt at home. Holetown is five minutes walk away, with all its amenities, including shops you can spend a fortune in, if that is your bag (forgive the pun) or the local crafts which are beautiful and artistic and much more pleasing to take home. There are plenty of bars and restaurants, a few of which we frequented! The supermarket in the mall is fabulous and stocked with a lot of Waitrose essentials, which we found amusing. The beach behind the apartment, which is really just a stroll away, was as described, blue sky, fluffy clouds, white sand, turquoise sea and the absolute wonder and privilege to swim with our very own turtle, we were utterly in awe. We had a lot of entertainments packed into our wedding week, including a cruise, with booze, for the wedding party (18 of us) that was immense fun and again included turtles, which was amazing, but not quite as special as the personal time spent on the beach behind the apartment with our own turtle. Strolling along the beach in the tide line to restaurants/bars is the stuff of films, but that is what we did. I am writing a book here, the wildlife I loved, the monkeys do visit, as do the mongoose, the bird life is astonishing and has no reservations about jumping on your mug of tea on the balcony on a morning, Elvis the gardener is a match for Gardeners World.... We loved it, the apartment is central but not on the main drag, it is a wonderful Island, the people are enchanting, Papa Earl's food has to be tried, Amigo's recommendation, he pulls up on the green opposite every day at noon, and from the back of his car produces the most delicious traditional food, more than enough for two. You must take your life in your hands and travel on a reggae bus. $2. Enjoy... We did.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Excellent again!

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay in the Art Studio. Ideally suited as very close to the beach and lots of great bars and restaurants. A friendly welcome by the staff and other guests, with plenty of advice on hand if needed. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. I would thoroughly recommend this property to friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Studio Apartment. Holetown

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location. Just a short walk through the garden to the beach and a short walk to the numerous restaurants, shops and supermarket of Holetown. The Studio was serviced and cleaned each day and surrounding gardens well maintained, by very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to help. Excellent Wi-Fi connection. The extensive information sheets emailed to us before our departure were most helpful. We had a great holiday, but particularly enjoyed the snorkelling and swimming with the turtles. Barbados has lost none of it's magic. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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A perfect beach side location

  • 5 of 5

This property was ideally located with everything made available for a stay at the beach (including beach chairs and ice packs!) The rooms were comfortable and very clean with staff on hand to help and give advice if needed. Particular places to mention were JoJo's beach bar and restaurant for a home cooked meal and drink on the beach watching the sun go down or Tides restaurant for a special night out. I would thoroughly recommend this property to friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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positively excellent

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here several and have always enjoyed my time there.The location is yards away from a terrific beach , the gardens that surround the apartments are well maintained with humming birds regular visitors.If you are seeking an inexpensive place in a great location you would be hard to beat this place and I am already thinking of going back. Love it ,love it, love it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a a really nice pre Christmas break at Art Studio. It is very conveniently located with the beach so close and shopping/bars/restaurants all within a few hundred yards. Had nice meals at Sea Cat and Lemon Grass in the big shopping centre and possibly the slowest pizza in the world at Spago - but it tasted very good. Our favourite bar was Lime Bar in Lime Grove. Hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grantley Adams, Bridgetown, Barbados
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Discovery Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment is 500 yards North of Holetown on the Platinum Coast - named after its beautiful white coral sand. Settlers Beach is 200 yards North and has Spago, a waterfront Italian restaurant. Folkestone Marine Park lies just beyond with excellent reef snorkeling, a museum, aquarium, picnic tables in the shade and tennis courts. Art Studio sits between the Sandpiper and Discovery Bay hotels which are happy for guests to use their pools and bars. Holetown has more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every taste and budget (see 'Eating & Drinking' section below). It also offers banks, taxis, post office and a good range of shops. Catch one of Barbados' famous yellow buses from a stop 100 yards away to visit bustling Bridgetown or head north to laid back Speightstown.

Other Activities: Liming, steel band, piano bar, reef snorkeling, swimming with turtles, glass bottom boat, jet ski, rum shops and distillery, marine parks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lascelles, St. James

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November/December 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas & New Year 2016/17
15 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Jan - Apr 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Apr - Aug 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November/December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas 2017 & New Year 2018
15 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Jan - Apr 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental rates include daily maid service, all utilities and linen - but please bring your own outdoor towels for beach and garden use.
Flexible changeover day. You can rent by the night - just divide the weekly rate by 7.
Additional adults are £100 per week, additional children £50pw.
Late availability special rates - email us.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lascelles in St. James

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The king size bed can be split into 2 single beds if preferred. Third bed (folding) or a cot available if needed. Please note - there is an extra charge for a third person in the apartment.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You will be well looked after by our friendly staff. Meschelle who is the housekeeper and Harry who is the gardener and maintenance man. They will ensure things run smoothly and answer any questions for you. We can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport by either Harry or a local taxi firm.

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