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Family-Friendly Dover Beach Barbados Condo With Vibrant Aqua Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,680 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.0 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)

Bring your family to this relaxing, colorful beachfront condo on the wide, flour-soft shores of Dover Beach in the St. Lawrence Gap. 

The two separate floors at Sapphire #103—with one bedroom on each floor—let you enjoy time together and privacy when you want it. Especially convenient for families, whether infants, older children, or teenagers. 

Just outside your door, Dover Beach offers plenty of family fun, from stand-up paddling to boogie boarding to splashing in the brilliant aqua waves. Not to mention the 2 private swimming pools and landscaped tropical gardens. 


Both the top and bottom floors at Sapphire #113 have their own patios. On the top floor, the shaded balcony faces a big view of tumbling turquoise waves framed by swaying palms. Separate lounge and dining areas out on the balcony coax you into spending an entire day in the Caribbean breezes—from afternoon naps to sunset dinners. 

Speaking of dinner: you can create a delicious one with ingredients from the Dover Market, located just across the street from Sapphire Beach Condos. The kitchen at Sapphire #103 features high-end stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and all the cooking utensils you need. The condo’s open layout, combined with countertop seating in the kitchen, makes it easy for the cook to stay in the loop with everyone else while they work their culinary magic. 


Both bedrooms have their own attached baths—another perk if you’re wanting privacy on your vacation. 

The ground-floor bedroom sleeps 2 in a pair of twin beds that can also be combined into a king-sized bed. A wonderful feature in this bedroom is the huge sliding glass door that opens to create a fully indoor/outdoor space. Through this door you’ll find a second patio with 2 lounge chairs tucked into tropical landscaping. 

Upstairs, the second bedroom suite is accessed through French doors and welcomes you to a restful night in a king-sized bed. 


Located on the south shore of Barbados, St. Lawrence Gap is a safe and authentic slice of the island, offering tons of activities to keep you busy. Eat fresh, local seafood at eateries ranging from street vendors to upscale restaurants. Dance the night away to reggae. Get some great souvenirs, handmade by locals. 

Best of all, you can walk to the best of St. Lawrence Gap from your condo—yet you’re tucked away from the hustle-bustle. 

Nearly 34% of Barbados visitors have visited us before—the highest percent of return visitors in all of the Caribbean. We credit the spectacular climate and calm weather (we haven’t had a hurricane since the '50s), the friendly people, and of course, the natural beauty that surrounds us here. 

Start your family’s vacation tradition in Barbados. Contact me today to ask any questions you have about Barbados, the area, this lovely apartment, or to go ahead and book your paradise getaway!

Thank you for taking a look,

Jane Shattuck

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Barbados Beach Vacation Rentals
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Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Barbados Beach Vacation Rentals

Hello from Barbados! My husband Greg and I own two beachfront vacation rentals on the south coast of Barbados and I represent other owners' similar properties as well, including #103 in the Sapphire Beach Condos, owned by a lovely woman from Canada.

Why Barbados Beach Vacation Rentals chose Saint Lawrence Gap

The Sapphire Beach Condos is beautifully designed. All of the apartments in the building offer outstanding, jaw-dropping Caribbean Sea views and a spacious and comfortable living space with easy access to one of Barbados' prettiest sugar-white beach.

The apartment itself offers comfort and luxury and all that modern traveler desire in the way of wi-fi, air-conditioning, appliances galore (even a washer and dryer are in the apartment) AND is located on one of the island's most beautiful beaches, Dover Beach, on the south coast.

From your apartment, #103 Sapphire, you'll awaken to a beautiful, warm sun rising over in the eastern sky over the azure Caribbean Sea lapping onto a sugar-white sandy beach ... and you'll savor every moment of your holiday in Barbados.


What makes this house unique

Restaurants galore are within a very short stroll out your front door. Out your back are two gorgeous pools and the beach and sea.

The famous and lively St Lawrence Gap is down the street a very short distance; here you'll find night life and shops and be able to soak up local 'Bajan' culture.

Practical aspects of your vacation are looked after as well: You have private parking immediately outside your apartment; a laundry room in your apartment (always handy to have on holiday); a small (and quite good) market just down the street; and a medical facility about half a mile away. There's a workout room in the condo building and security is present 24/7 - nice to have even though Barbados is considered a safe vacation destination.

The building is family-friendly but also much-enjoyed by friends traveling together as well as romantic getaways.

Thanks for taking a look at this pretty apartment; if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Warm regards from paradise,

Jane Shattuck


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Lawrence Gap in Dover

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There are many wonderful restaurants in the immediate area, as well as small shops, and a quite good food market. Guests really don't need to rent a car in order to have a fantastic stay.


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Family-Friendly Dover Beach Barbados Condo With Vibrant Aqua Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Sapphire Beach Property

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely beautiful and well maintained. Our two floor two bedroom two bath unit had incredible views of the ocean and pool with ground floor access and upper and lower patios. Upper patio overlooked the beach and ocean and was shaded when we wanted to be outside but in shade and the lower area had sun and lounge chairs right outside our door as well as being poolside. Since we traveled as a family of four the fact that my kids had a ground floor room and a bath to themselves and my wife and I had a king bed and bath to ourselves on the second floor was a perfect set up. The complex had plenty of chairs all around the pools and there are two nice pools on the property. The beach accessed thru gates from the pool area, Dover Beach, was wide and gorgeous. The sand was fine white with a little pink to it and the ocean was wonderful to swim in because unlike some other areas that had a lot of coral, this spot had a lot of sandy bottom to walk in. The other great thing about this property is it's location. It is only a short 15 minute ride from the airport and it is walking distance from Saint Lawrence Gap which is loaded with great restaurants and bars. There are also some great places to eat and drink right by the complex and even a market, Dover Market, one block away selling food, groceries, and liquor. This was nice since the unit has a very well stocked full kitchen. It is also a short cab or bus ride from the famous Oistins area known for the Friday Night "fish fry" which is a must do but can actually be done any day of the week. My wife and I have been coming to beautiful Barbados since 1981 and love the beauty of the island and its wonderful friendly people. This is the first time we stayed at Sapphire Beach and we certainly plan on returning to this location again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very happy you and your family had such a wonderful vacation in Barbados and stay in #103 Sapphire Beach Condos. Thank you for allowing me to help with your vacation; it was a pleasure working with you to make your family happy and comfortable. Warmest regards from paradise and wishing you many happy travels, Jane Shattuck
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Excellent beach condo for our family of 4

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (including 2 adult kids ages 24 & 18) had the pleasure of staying in #103 this past week. I cannot thank owner Jane Shattuck and property manager Anita Thorpe enough for enabling us to have such a wonderful and seamless experience from start to finish! The condo was exactly as described in the pictures - tastefully decorated, lots of room and steps from the beach - just perfect for our family. We had ample space on two floors - with a large separate bedroom and bathroom for my husband and I on the upper level, and a bedroom for my adult kids plus a large bathroom on the lower level. There was lots of storage and an in-unit washer/dryer. The kitchen had everything we could possibly require. Our favourite "spot" was the large upper balcony - where we would spend late afternoons and early evenings relaxing on the terrace with a cool drink and a few snacks! The access to beautiful Dover Beach is mere steps - and we always felt safe and secure while on the property. The people we met were incredibly friendly and welcoming - and I would highly recommend this property and working with Jane in future. Her timely responses, helpful information and local dining/tour recommendations were exceptional! Thank you for making this a holiday to remember!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting from me and for choosing the beautiful #103 Sapphire Beach Condominiums for your stay in Barbados. I'm delighted you had a terrific visit and that you got to see the warmth and kindness of the Barbadian people you had the pleasure of interacting with. Warm regards from paradise and wishing you many happy travels, xJane Shattuck
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A great getaway place in Barbados

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! It was exactly as described, with a pool right out the door and access to beautiful Dover Beach incredibly easy, just a few steps through a gate. We were four single women travelling together, and the unit accommodated us perfectly. We felt very safe, as the security on the property was great. The property was clean and well maintained, we were greeted and oriented to the property as soon as we arrived. The location is good in the St Lawrence Gap although this area, which we understand was once a trendy and happening place, has suffered a bit from a drop in tourism and was actually rather quiet. This, however, could be a good thing for many tourists. The beach was absolutely amazing! White sand, beautiful water, and just enough other beachgoers for good company, but not too crowded. We did suffer a bit of sticker shock as groceries were very expensive ( not a lot of Agriculture on the island so almost everything has to be flown in). Food from vendors and restaurants was likewise pricey, but it was cheaper than trying to eat in. Bring plenty of cash, we were told Visas were accepted everywhere, but many many vendors required cash. All in all, we had a lovely stay at the Sapphire Beach Resort.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Felt Better than a Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

To summarize how great our stay was, we had a serious conversation about buying one of the condos available. When was the last time you went on vacation and stayed at a place so great that not only you felt like you ought to come back, but you decided to buy it?

The staff was responsive, always present and ready to help. The location was as great as described, but the pictures don't do it justice because it does not show all the angles of the layout. What you have is a well layout floor plan with wide balconies overseeing a clean and well-maintained kid-friendly pool. The place is safe and secure requiring access codes and keys to come in and out.

The beach in front of the property is welcoming with thin white sand and non-aggressive tides. You can rent chairs and umbrellas and lounge yourself to oblivion. The nearby restaurants provide food and beverages to your relaxation, and you can even rent jet skis right there on the beach.

Since the Condo is located in St Lawrence Gap, you are a walking distance away from several great restaurants, bars, karaoke, and clubs. You would not need to go far to get your party on, but should you choose to, a slew of cabs are either parked out front or drive by on a consistent basis.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings, It sounds as though you really enjoyed a sublime beach vacation in Barbados. #103 Sapphire Beach Condos is a family favorite (also popular with couples). Ha, you are not the first guest to this island to inquire about purchasing a place here!! Aren't the local eateries fun? You have choices of high-end dining such as Beach One - so elegant and right on the sea - as well as the super-duper casual BBQs along the St Lawrence Gap serving chicken, burgers, and fish ... about as laid-back a dining experience as you can get but oh so good. Thanks for choosing #103 for your stay and I look forward to seeing you again in Barbados for your next visit in paradise :) Best regards, Jane
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A perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was simply one of the most comfy places we ever stayed at, not to mention the perfect pool and gorgeous beach right outside. We felt at home and safe as property is gated and the property manager was very accommodating. Lots of eateries within walking distance. This made our anniversary perfect.

Thanks, Jane, we'll be back!

Ellen and Bob Barkhouse

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ellen and Bob, I am delighted that you had a special and memorable anniversary in Barbados ... specifically in #103 Sapphire Beach Condominiums. Thank you for choosing this pretty place for your stay. You're so right about the beach ... Dover Beach is dreamy - that sugar-white we all dream of in a Barbados beach - and just steps from your apartment. I wish you another year of wedding bliss ... see you again in Barbados! Best regards from paradise and many thanks for your lovely note, Jane Shattuck
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Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Holiday! Jane was fabulous in determining our needs and assisting us with the details. Unit 103 was perfect for our family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers - clean, comfortable and beautiful ocean views. Jane recommended the Hilton for New Years Eve and it was the ideal celebration - great dj and band for dancing, wonderful food, nice fireworks. Festivities were all right on the beach and it was the perfect way to ring in the New Year! We highly recommend Barbados Blue for all scuba and snorkeling needs - they took excellent care of our family, very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Can't say enough good things about this vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


The south coast of Barbados is known for its beautiful white beaches, the famous Oistins Fish Fry on Friday nights, and its friendly vibe where you'll find locals (called Bajans) and tourists alike.

The St. Lawrence Gap ("gap" means "street") is the area on the south coast that is a favorite destination for both locals and tourists. Lots of quaint small businesses, delicious restaurants, colorful shops, and more—all within walking distance of your condo. A car is not necessary; a taxi to and from the airport is likely all you’ll need.

Known as "The Jewel of the Caribbean," Barbados has more repeat visitors than any of the Caribbean islands and, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), 34% of all arrivals to Barbados are repeat visitors. It's easy to see why: The climate averages ideal temperatures in the winter of 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit and in summer a warmer but still lovely 88-92. Gentle trade-winds from the sea keep us cool and we rarely turn on the air-conditioning, although it's available throughout our unit. People are friendly, the sea is crystal clear, and the rum fantastic.

A perfect holiday getaway. If you have any questions, I invite you to contact me about this or any of the vacation rental properties I offer. We are experts on all things Barbados, so feel free to ask about the must-see places and activities to explore during your trip. I know your holiday time is limited—I will do everything I can to help you make the most of your stay in beautiful Barbados.

Contact me today to learn more…or to book your dates in welcoming and beautiful Barbados.

Thanks for looking,

Jane Shattuck


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  • You may rent this property as a one-bedroom condo at a reduced price. Please inquire. Jane, PlanetBarbados@gmail.com

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