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Family-friendly Villa at Atlantic Rising, Bottom Bay, St. Philip, Barbados

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and medium-sized pool with deck

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, check your social media with free Wi-Fi and watch the sunset over the ocean while listening to the sounds of crickets and whistling frogs. Villa has a large patio (with BBQ), four garden chairs and two loungers.

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.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Wendy

Currently live in Alberta, Canada and spend two months each year at my villa in Barbados.

Wendy purchased this villa in 2011

Why Wendy chose Apple Hall

Spent a holiday in the East Coast and fell in love with the rugged nature of this part of the island. It is not over-developed like the West and South Coasts. Decided to purchase this villa in Bottom Bay.

What makes this villa unique

The traveller will like the quiet surroundings. The views from the back patio of the blue-green Atlantic as the waves roll in to shore and crash against the rocks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apple Hall in Saint Philip

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests requiring late check-out will be charged for an additional night's stay.
  • Due to the high cost of electricity an over-limit charge will be charged for usage over 300 units per week.
  • Air conditioning and fans must be turned off - and all windows must be closed - when leaving the premises.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • An outside shower and foot bath has been added beside the pool for use after returning from the beach or going in the pool.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , sleeps 4 in total
  • Child's cot can be arranged at a cost of $25 per week. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans. Smoke detector has been set up in the hallway leading to bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Screens are fitted to all windows to allow you to have the windows open to enjoy the gentle breezes rather than air-conditioning, should you prefer. While bath towels are provided, beach towels are not. We provide the first roll of toilet paper but subsequent rolls are supplied by the guest.


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Family-friendly Villa at Atlantic Rising, Bottom Bay, St. Philip, Barbados
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 19 reviews

Tout simplement parfait

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons visités la barbade du 5 au 13 mars 2018 avec nos 2 enfants de 9 et 11 ans.

Nous avons séjourné à la petite falaise et tout a été parfait, la maison est très bien située avec vue sur la mer et la bottom bay beach à 5 minutes à pieds.

Tout est bien tant à l'extérieur qu'à l'intérieur. Propreté, commodité, tout y était. Margaret nous a acceuillit et remit les clefs.

La côte est magnifique avec ses énormes vagues et ses paysages à couper le souffle.

La réservation a très bien été et tout a été parfait. Je recommande cette villa à tout le monde. Nous ne voulions plus partir!!!!!!

Nous allons y retourner c'est certain.

Merci Wendy et Margaret

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the villa and on the island. We were happy to host your wonderful family and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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The villa is very clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Bottom Bay beach is in walking distance of the villa -- very beautiful with wonderful coconut palms swaying in the Atlantic breezes. The area is quiet and offers a peaceful alternative to the more touristy areas. I will definitely return for another visit!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Detached Bungalow close to Bottom Bay Beach

  • 3 of 5

We had a pleasant relaxing holiday in a comfortable bungalow having most of the facilities we required. The location is relatively quiet, but not isolated and had no problems getting a good nights sleep. The 3 bedrooms and kitchen are a good size, the lounge/dining room is a bit cluttered, having either too much furniture or too little space.

The main criticism is like some other rental properties we have stayed, it suffers from a lack of maintenance, for instance the en-suite shower cubicle floor was covered in sand and congealed soap, whilst the shower head was corroded and covered in limescale, meaning only a dribble of water was emitted. At our request the shower head was replaced and we cleaned the cubicle floor which made the world of difference. Other points of note are the oven takes between 30 and 40 minutes to warm up, which we lost patience with and cooked everything on the hob in a pan. The 19" television is a bit small a leaving me with eye strain and a headache after an evenings viewing, younger guests would not have this problem. The property was not presented in a very clean state, the floors were dusty and the windows difficult to see through, the vacuum cleaner filter was clogged solid, allowing very little suction through it, I emptied the filter, then was able to clean the floors, so that bare feet didn't pick up dust and particles.

Would I recommend this bungalow, yes it is basically a comfortable holiday home in a nice location and with a small amount of TLC would earn 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quite a basic property for the money

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you and your family spend the Christmas and New Year's holidays at our villa. We look forward to welcoming you in the future!
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Really good - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the villa and we look forward to having you visit again.
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Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to welcome you and your family. We would love to do so again!
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Harrison's Cave
Bathsheba Beach
Cherry Tree Hill
Oistins Fish Fry
Hunte's Gardens
St. Nicholas Abbey
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Barbados Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Six Roads
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Crane Resort
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Bottom Bay Beach
Car: recommended

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apple Hall, 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
May to October
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2018-19
1 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £116.65
AC £29.16
Wi-Fi £29.16
Cleaning fee £46.66

The booking deposit is due at least 60 days before check-in. Payment using Home away website payments system.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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