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Beautiful Cottage Close To Caribbean Dream Beach In Authentic Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom House Close To The Beach

Azalea cottage

Is situated at the beautiful west coast of barbados, where the caribbean sea shows its beautiful shades of blue, green and turquoise and the water is smooth and calm.

The house is 300 meters away from st. Alban`s beach, where you can swim, snorkel or go for a walk on the beach.

The two-bedroom house offers space for up to 4 persons.

All rooms are provided with standing fans and mosquito nets. Bedroom 1 has air condition (optional).

Outside facilities include a verandah, for al-fresco dining as well as a front and back garden.

Two convenient stores and a local snack bar are less than 5 minutes walk from the house.

Buses and taxis are easy to reach from the coast road. (3 min. Walk)

A wide range of restaurants, from local to fine dine are within 5 minutes drive from the site.

More Details

Karin Theurer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Karin Theurer

I arrived as a traveller, after 3 days fell in love with this island and its people and decided to stay. At other places on this planet you work to survive. In Barbados you enjoy life although you work.

Karin Theurer purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why Karin Theurer chose St. James

Set in an authentic village close to the beach you can experience Caribbean life style as well as modern life style such as fancy restaurants on the beach, golf, bars and stylish shopping malls nearby.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Azalea cottage is a modern home in a caribbean setting. It makes you feel at home in a different world.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Lower Carlton in Saint James

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Cottage Close To Caribbean Dream Beach In Authentic Village
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews
Calgary, AB, Canada

Perfect house on the West Side

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Karin's house in May and we loved it. We loved living with the locals as everyone is so nice and welcoming. The house is close to a great beaches and grocery shopping. The house was perfect for our family, the garden to sit down in the shade under the hibiscus tree, the front porch with sun, the rooms were great, bathroom was cleaned and the kitchen had everything you need. Thanks Anderson and Karin for taking care of us.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northampton, MA

Lovely house in just the right spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at the house. Karin made sure everything was set for our visit. Her manager took care of the one issue (air conditioning wasn't cooling) that came up during our stay promptly. The house is clean, light and airy. The beach is steps away. Local bus transportation is convenient and the island is such fun to explore.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

Awesome Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We are a professional couple from Canada who are semi- retired. We have travelled extensively and lived overseas doing third world development work. We are rural people and are most comfortable with " real" people and when immersed in a culture. This cottage, on this island, in this location was heaven. Not fancy by our Canadian standards but superior in its local setting. 4 minute walk to an awesome, quiet and safe beach. Nestled in a garden on a road full of kind, lovely , friendly Bajans. Two lovely gardens and a sweet front porch. Lime and pomegranate trees in the garden. Great management team who were easy to access. Close to local shops, grocery stores, nightlife and the bus line. Weather was wonderful in March and the sea was clean and refreshing. Local festivals are fun and lots to sightsee. Taxis are reasonable for a days outing sightseeing around the island. The cottage had ample room for the two of us. Air in one bedroom was fabulous. Water pressure and temperature of water were good. Kitchen is adequate. We often cooked our own meals. This is a real gem if you do not need luxury but want to lay back, relax and soak up the local culture.Good washing machine and clothesline. We even had names for the local chickens who roam the area. We felt very safe , but as previously mentioned, we are seasoned travellers and do not take unnecessary risks.

Thank you Karin for making this possible!!!

Until next year, Cheers.

Canadians Jo and Bob


  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and cosy cottage in superb location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage within walking distance of a fantastic beach. Immaculately clean with good facilities for self catering. Local restaurant de outback was excellent too. Very friendly neighbours and Karin was an excellent host.

We hired a car and travelled all over this beautiful island. Highly recommend a trip to Bathsheba, g thing lost over the hills t adds to th fun, Harrison's cave walk through tour was superb, good times catamaran boat trip was great fun and snorkelling off th local beach at reeds bay and Mullins beach were lovely highlights. If you want a cosy friendly stay in a real barabadis village with local people I cannot recommend this place highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that wonderful review, come back any time, Karin
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3 0

A great cottage rental

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very cozy nestled in a quiet area. Theres a convenience store and bar on the same street and the people really very welcoming. Not to mention Thunder Bay beach is a 5 minute walk from the cottage. My fiance and I will be using this rental again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: you were wobderful open-minded guests it was lovely to have you here.
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Not a pleasant stay.

  • 1 of 5

The cottage was cute at first. Definitely need use of a car if staying in st. James. Not near anything except the beach. Beaches are absolutely stunning. We had 7 cockroaches in the house. We couldn't keep the windows open or more would fly in. The bathroom light was not working. All the towels had long black hairs attached to them. The shower drain was plugged with thick black hairs we had to pull out so the water would drain. We asked the owner to spray and no one came around to do it. On the last day she messaged us saying we would not let the house cleaner in to spray. We were not around during the days and did not want to waste our vacation waiting for a cleaner to come along. I would have figured the House cleaners and managers should have spare keys to get into the house while the visitors are away. The doors didn't lock properly from the outside, so we never felt secure leaving our belonging in the house. There is no security/safety box for passports etc. I would not recommend staying here and I would never come back to this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is what you get if you dare to disagree with a guest. Read my other reviews. All windows have misquito screens and burglar bars. The guests get the manager's phone number before they arrive in Barbados. Emergency number is on the white board in the kitchen. All I asked the guests to do was to make an appointment, they never called. The manager was at the house seven times, but they would not let him in. We do not enter the house while it is rented out, it's our privacy policy. This is not a hotel room, where the maid has access to all rooms. There a several local bars in the village. The closest convenient store is only 50 metres from the house. Two local restaurants are in walking distance, but if you do not want to interact with local people my place is not the right one for you.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Thursdays to Sundays
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Lower Carlton, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
summer special
23 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £8.94
cleaning £35.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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