|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Barbados 'Starfish' is a one bedroom beach retreat which has been carefully renovated to incorporate everything guests would want from a self-catering apartment. This traditional Caribbean dwelling brings modern elements of the beach into it's interior design. It is located in a quiet residential avenue on the prestigious west coast of Barbados in the quaint town of Holetown, St James.The turquoise Caribbean waters and white sands are just minutes walk from the accommodation, as are Holetown's many shops,bars and restaurants. Guests at 'Starfish' also benefit from Free Membership, for the duration of their stay, at The Beach House, where you may use the beach side swimming pool and free sun loungers.
Free WiFi is also available at 'Starfish' and The Beach House private member's pool, which is less than a 5 minute walk from the apartment.
There is a dedicated parking space provided with the property, should you wish to rent a car.
Holetown further information.: Located on the calm West Coast of Barbados, Holetown offers numerous facilities, a plethora of restaurants bars and shops to suit all tastes and budgets are all within a few minutes walk of ' Starfish' apartment.
The newly opened Lime Grove Lifestyle Centre is a fabulous oasis in the centre of Holetown and showcases many designer boutiques including Ralph Lauren, Armani Exchange and Breitling to name but a few, stylish coffee shops, bars and restaurants allow for relaxation whilst browsing, The centre also incorporates a gym and beauty salon to rejuvenate even the weariest shopper.
The Folkestone Marine Centre, ten minutes walk from Holetown is an amazing place to try snorkelling or scuba diving, the clear turquoise waters ensure optimum viewing for the many different species of marine life, there is also a visitor centre and a picnic area, making it the perfect place for a swim followed by lunch.
Barbados Sightseeing: Barbados has a rich history, visible in many of the old plantation houses and sugar mills which are well worth visiting.
Spend a day in Bridgetown, stop for a drink and some people watching on the waterside, see the statue of Lord Nelson ( older than the one in London) visit Broad Street for designer and duty free shopping or try a market and get a feel of the local vibe.
The diversity of Barbados will both fascinate and amaze, a visit to the dramatic East Coast with the wild Atlantic waves crashing against the coast at Bathsheba is a must and in stark contrast to the calm of the West Coast beaches, spend time watching the surfers brave the waves at Soup Bowl and while on the east side visit Flower Forest or Welchman's Gully and appreciate the nature and history of this beautiful island.
Our holiday in 2008 led us to look at properties around the Holetown area.
Holetown offers the perfect combination of rest and relaxation combined with a good selection of shops and restaurants, everything needed for a wonderful stay in Barbados.
The location of our property is fabulous, very close to the beach, shops and restaurants but in a peaceful avenue which enables a good nights sleep and lots of relaxation. The best of both worlds.
Use of the private member's pool at The Beach House is also a big plus.
We arrived home this afternoon. Thank you for renting us your fantastic apartment. There were no problems.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in the Starfish apartment. It is very comfortable and everything is fresh, clean and new, as it has been recently renovated. The apartment is well appointed with great attention to detail. We didn't have a car and really didn't need one as everything is close at hand in Holetown; an excellent supermarket, a mall and souvenir shopping in the Chattel Village, while the Beach House with it's pool and restaurant is truly only a 5 minute walk away (There is a 10% discount off the great food there with your Sunset Crest visitor card). There is also good swimming (no rocks!) just south of the Beach House. If you like to snorkel, the Folkestone Marine Reserve is about a 15 minute walk just north of Holetown.
We love to eat fresh fish when we are in Barbados and the local fish market is at Payne's Bay about a 10 minute bus ride away (sale of fish is after 11 a.m). In fact both the blue and yellow local buses are really convenient as Highway 1 is so close. (The blue buses are a little more sedate, the yellow ones tend to be a bit of a fast, white knuckle ride!!)
Sunset Crest is a fun area to explore if you like walking as we do. It is also possible at low tide to walk along the beach south to Paynes' Bay. We love to take the Hike Barbados Sunday hikes when we are visiting. It's a great way to exercise, meet people and discover off the beaten track parts of the island.
We were fortunate enough to be in Holetown during the Festival week (Feb 17th to 22) so we had many activities to enjoy such as free concerts, parades and the craft fair.
If you are football supporters, the Surfside Bar (by the Police Station!)
is a fun place to watch a game.
We would definitely recommend this apartment to our friends for its comfort, great value, its super location and an owner who is absolutely delightful to deal with. Thank you Lynn for everything and good luck with renting your lovely property
This place is great! It is even nicer than the pictures and it could not be in a better location. You can walk to everything! There are numerous great restaurants and bars, shopping, etc. The nearby beaches are fantastic - our favourite was Paynes Beach. You can walk for kms along the beaches because they are all public. We spent 2 full days just walking the beach to see what was around the next corner. The condo is super clean and has everything you need for your vacation. I highly recommend Lynn's condo for your Barbados vacation! Thank you Lynn! We hope to be back!
Apartment was wonderful. For us the location was perfect. We love snorkeling and the reef near the apartment was amazing. The beach and pool is a 5 minute walk. The pool area was nicer than I imagined. The only downside was the Wi-Fi had a weak signal. Basically we could only connect when sitting in the bedroom. But, we were on vacation so it wasn't that big of a deal. Would go back and rent this place in a heartbeat.
I have lost count of the number of times I have stayed at Starfish....it never fails to deliver the most perfect of holidays. This year was no exception. The high standard of accommodation and the service delivered by both Judy and the owner are second to none. Only one question as always - how quickly can I return to paradise. Thank you so much for sharing your home with me.....
This review will be short but precise based on our experience. On arrival at the airport we called the manager and had no response. Panic mode! Leaving the terminal, she was outside with a sign displaying our name. Instant relief. She gave us the key (Only ONE) and hailed us a taxi. Driving into lane I felt disappointment as wasn't what expected. Manager wasn't present during the 3 weeks of our stay but responded to our phone calls. Wifi was an issue and it was finally resolved when an "expert" showed up and corrected the situation. Quite suitable for a vacation away from home. There is no coffee maker ....only a coffee press. Great value.
This is a lovely apartment with everything you could ever want. We are regular visitors to Barbados and if you are thinking of a place to stay look no further.
The kitchen is compact but has everything including a washing machine. The bedroom has a large comfortable bed and the air conditioner works great. The living room has cable TV with the full range of channels. We eat breakfast every morning on the patio in the glorious sunshine. One morning a group of 4 monkeys even passed us in the garden.A car parking space is provided outside with a light that comes on at dusk and goes off in the morning, so it is always well lit when you return to the apartment. We had a car for the whole stay, but you don't really need one for this location.
The beach and the pool are only 5 minutes walk away. Massey's supermarket and loads of restaurant are also only a short walk away.
We would definitely use this property again.
The stunning west coast of Barbados has long been synonymous with the rich and famous and it's easy to see why when the friendly locals and laid back attitude mean you are guaranteed a tranquil break in a tropical setting. Starfish's enviable location in Holetown aims to provide guests with affordable luxury on the west coast which allows for easy access to the rest of the island. Holetown, five minutes walk from the apartment, boasts restaurants, cafes, beach bars, a large supermarket ,banks, petrol station and a 24hr medical centre. Chattel Village in Holetown offers quintessentially Caribbean coloured houses where visitors can shop for gifts, clothes, art,there is even a gourmet food shop and a lovely little open air cafe. The newly opened Lime Grove lifestyle centre is an added attraction, less than ten minutes stroll from the apartment, it offers designer boutiques, restaurants, bars plus a cinema. If pure Caribbean glamour is for you then the famous Sandy Lane beach is a 10 minute walk and for special occasions the world renowned Cliff restaurant is a 10 minute drive. Buses leave Holetown regularly and are a very reasonable way of exploring the island.
Other Activities: scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, swimming with turtles, boat trips.
Golf: The famous Sandy Lane Golf Course is five minutes drive from Sunset Crest, both The Country Club and Old Nine courses are open to the public.
Royal Westmoreland is approximately 10 minutes drive and has limited public access with pre- booking essential.
There are several other courses in the south of the island easily accessible by car, taxi or bus.
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Deposit £100.00 per week.
*DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE*
Full Payment required 12 weeks in advance of stay.
Cancellation Policy: 8 weeks or more 50% refund. Cancellations 0-8 weeks before the arrival date no refund.
Last Minute Bookings, full payment.
If you are looking at 'Last Minute' dates, please contact me as I may sometimes be able to offer special rates.