|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
Our villa is situated about 250 yards from beautiful Bottom Bay Beach, which is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Enjoy the cooling, Atlantic breezes as you stroll along the secluded beaches which you will have to yourself most of the time. Then return to the villa where you can enjoy a swim in the pool and a cocktail or glass of wine on the deck and watch the sunset over the ocean while listening to the sounds of crickets and whistling frogs.
Shopping and Services: Emerald City Shopping Centre is 10 minutes drive away and includes a well-stocked supermarket, a bank, an automated teller machine, a pharmacy, an internet cafe, video rental, a post office, a gas station and Chefette with children's play area.
Other Attractions: Our villa is situated about 25 minutes drive to Bridgetown. It is about 20 minutes from St. Lawrence Gap which has a wide selection of restaurants and nightlife. Among the interesting activities are, a visit to one of the oldest plantation houses, Sunbury Plantation, a tour of artefacts at the Barbados Museum and the recently renovated Harrison Caves. The scenic East Coast is just a short drive up the coast to Bathsheba and the well-appointed Andromeda Gardens.
This was by far the best vacation we've been on! Super relaxing!
Barbados is an amazing country and Atlantic Rising is an awesome getaway!
We'll be back for Chefettes for sure!
We rented the villa for 10 days in Aug 2015, and it was perfect. The weather was very hot and we found the plunge pool ideal - we were constantly going for dips to cool off, and play "Marco Polo", of course. The 3 bedrooms are air conditioned, but the main room is not. We opened the front and back doors, and got a nice breeze doing to keep cool.
The kitchen is great for self-catering; you can get groceries from Emerald City at Six Roads on your way to Bottom Bay. A taxi from the airport will take you there and wait for you, although it might double the price from the regular $40 Barbadian. Or take the bus.
The villa is quite and relaxing. The back patio is shaded and perfect, and the plunge pool is fantastic.
Bottom Bay is a 5 minute walk down the road. Its a really nice beach. Or follow the rough road to the east towards the "ruins" to find Harrismith beach. Or head from the Harrismith ruins towards a yellow roofed house to find a great little beach with a small reef creating a lagoon - even nicer.
We used the buses quite a bit. The bus stop is at the top of the hill, about a 10 minute walk from the villa. Buses go to Bridgetown via Six Roads/Emerald City (route #10, "Bridgetown") or to the south coast (route #12, "Sam Lords Castle"). The latter is a bit slower, but will take you to Shark Hole, Crane, the airport, and Oistins as well as the south coast beaches towards Bridgetown. We went to all of these and it was great. Oistins has the "Fish Fry" where you can get great food. Buses are $2 local/$1 USD. Blue buses need exact change. The others will give your change. Try them - you get to see a different side of Barbados.
We also rented a car for a couple of days from Stoutes Car Rental. We got a Suzuki soft-top (which we removed) jeep for $200US for 2 days. They will drop off and pick up from the villa - makes it very easy.
Anyway, back to the villa. The south-east coast is much less touristy than the West, and if you want a more authentic, restful time, this villa is ideal. Wendy is very helpful and quick in getting back to you. Jan and John look after the place locally, and a very friendly and helpful.
As someone else here says: stop searching and book the place!
ps. The regular guy selling coconut drinks at the top of the steps to Bottom Bay is "Keo", and he's a good guy. Don't be intimidated and buy that coconut!
Really enjoyed Barbados. The property was adequate for our needs (quite basic). We could only use the BBQ once as there was a problem and a part needed to be ordered and unfortunately due to Christmas period did not arrive before we left. We were due to vacate the property by 12 noon and our return flight was 8 pm, I contacted the owner and asked if we could stay until 5 pm . As she didn't have anybody arriving until the following week she allowed us to stay until 5 pm without any extra cost which was extremely kind) and we were very grateful. The pool was cleaned twice during our stay and the gardener called once. The bedding was changed twice. The cleaner Jean was lovely, very happy and extremely good at her job. We found the Bejans very polite and caring. Definitely visit Barbados again. We had arranged a hired car which I think is essential. I would recommend a trip on catamaran. The sea is beautiful and warm.
Villa is pretty easy to find and only 15 mins from the airport. Lovely to be welcomed to the house by John. Who showed us everything and where to find places round the island.
The view was the best thing about staying here. To wake up each morning and see the ocean was pretty special. The wind coming off the ocean was extremely welcoming and it saved on putting the air con on! Bottom bay, which is 2-3min walk away is beautiful and hardly anyone was on it. But only suitable to paddle.
Initially we thought we were pretty remote but we actually appreciated the quietness of it all and how safe we felt (friends were shocked we sat with the front door open in the evening!) plus everything only takes 20-30 mins to get to, six roads roundabout was so helpful and led us to the places we wanted to get to. There is a supermarket there but shop savvy, some things are reasonable and some things are very expensive as obviously having to import things.
During our stay we were lucky to be there for the Kadooment crop over carnival. Was a great experience.
We visited Oistins fish fry evening, queue for the food rather than sit down and be served, we made that mistake and waited forever for our food!
A visit to The Crane is a must, beautiful beach and the hotel is lovely too. The service at the Italian restaurant was brilliant. We also ate at Tapas in Hastings, which was very delicious and reasonably priced. Lovely to eat by the beach too.
Also recommend Elegance catamaran cruises. They only have 14 guests on board and good sized boat. They were extremely attentive and were so good with our 6 year old.
Head off to the west for the best beaches. We only had time to visit a few but Paynes beach and Mullins were very nice.
What is great about Barbados is that it's not over commercialised and trying to appeal to westerners. It is what it is. Felt very relaxed and very safe and people are always willing to help.
I would recommend this villa if you want to get away from it all and want breathtaking views. It felt like paradise with the coconut trees in the garden. The pool was great to have and got our son swimming properly. We got used to the bugs and the visitors in the pool including crabs and a frog! The villa is well equipped and has everything you need.
Wendy was really helpful and answered any strange questions we had! Plus we knew that John was only at the end of the phone or end of the road if we needed anything.
Thanks for allowing us to stay.
We rent for our 30th wedding anniversary and it was by far the perfect place. A nice nest quiet and clean with a beautiful secluded beach . Also near for anything we need around. It was very well located to go back and forth on the island . The property is very well kept and charming with a refreshing pool. The owner and manager are nice and helpful . Stop searching ..........that's the perfect stay!
Sylvain & Sylvie
The property is the perfect little house. We had 3 couples stay in it and had tons of space. Kitchen was great for cooking up all of our meals in house when we didn't find some great local food. How close the house is to Bottom Bay Beach is unbelievable. Was by far the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken and will be back very soon.
Nous avons passé 10 jours extraordinaire dans cette maison. La maison est identique à ce que vous voyez sur les photos. Les enfants ont adoré jouer dans la piscine et pouvoir marcher jusqu à la plage qui est à 5 min à pied
John et Jan sont très gentils et à l'écoute des locataires. Si vous avez un problème vous pouvez toujours compter sur eux.
Wendy la propriétaire est une femme charmante avec qui il est agréable de faire affaire
Je recommende cette maison sans aucune hésitation...mais vous devez savoir que bottom bay la plage à côté de la maison a de très grosses vagues, donc un peu moins adéquats pour de jeunes enfants...Par contre vous n'aurez aucune difficulté à trouver une plage plus calme sur le côté West
De plus, une voiture est nécessaire, car l'épicerie est à environ 6-7 min en voiture et à 20 minutes de l'aéroport
Bottom Bay is located about 15 minutes from the Grantley Adams International Airport and about 30 minutes from the capital Bridgetown which is an excellent financial and shopping centre. Bottom Bay is within easy access to other great beaches such as Enterprise Beach on the South Coast and Mullins Beach on the West Coast as well as the wind-surfers' Soup Bowl at Bathsheba on the East Coast. Other activities include Golf at Sandy Lane and Rockley, and all types of water sports (scuba diving, windsurfing, parasailing, water polo, fishing).
Other Activities: Hiking, Cruise around island
A booking is secure when a deposit of 50% and a signed rental agreement is received by the owner. The booking deposit is non-refundable. The balance is due 60 days before check-in. Payment by credit card using Pay-pal.