ALVERTON BEACHFRONT VILLAS
About Michael Rowan
This is a family run business. Elaine my wife looks after Alverton and lives close by. She is on hand to assist in any matters. Shirley the maid has been with us over 15 years, she is a brilliant cook and can babysit if required. This you can arrange directly.
Why Michael Rowan chose Derricks
Alverton The 2 & 3 Bedroom Villas are the closest properties to the water edge. Built on the beach with french doors opening onto the veranda, ideal for alfresco dining. Stunning views of the sunset and sunrise of the caribean. The veranda via the courtyard garden is 15 metres to the gate that opens directly onto the beach. Alverton The Cottage has a balcony which is 3 metres to the beach, with a coral stone decked area, ideal for alfresco dining. The Studio faces the beach road and has use of the courtyard garden.
What makes this Apartment unique
Situated on a white sandy beach that stretches for miles in either direction. It's ideal for all water sports or simply basking in the sunshine. The courtyard garden has a barbeque, shower and beach chairs and towels. It is also an ideal location to view the turtles hatching close by.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We had a great stay! Michael and Elaine are fabulous hosts. The property is in a perfect spot as it is close to everything we needed. Particularly the beach which is 30 meters from the door. We hope to come back again!
Thank you Scott! We would love to have you stay with us again sometime soon! Alverton is indeed in a superb location and it is a pleasure to share this with our wonderful guests. See you soon!
We had read a review of the property and were a little worried. But on arrival we were met by the owner with a warm welcome and showed around. We arrived on a Sunday and was a worried about shopping as we knew the shops closed at 2.pm, but on arrival we were given a starter pack water cheese bread tea coffee fruit juice etc.
The property was clean and comfortable. The air conditioning was remote controlled and worked very well. The property is secure and we felt very safe there are several keys but we didnt find this a problem. The property is well maintained and the garden leading on to tbe beach was ideal.The staff were friendly and our room was cleaned daily and fresh towels were always available for the room and the beach. The communication with the owners was first class with any calls messages responded to almost staight away. We had a evening flight and we were allowed to stay in the room until we were collected for the airport making our last day so relaxed. Thank you all for a lovely time, would we return to the Alverton yes. Thank you again
Thank you so much for your Feedback! For our 25 Years of Family Owned Business we are most grateful for Genuine Guests to give us a True Reviews. We have returning Guests all year round. And we are so happy that you are now one of them. You are Most Welcome and we look forward to your return to this Paradise Island of Barbados. Thank you for staying with us. We Always do our very best for our Guests to make sure that they have the best time of their Holidays at Alverton. See you soon!
Worst place Ever
The place was up for sale and totally run down. The pictures in Ad do not reflect the actual conditions. We arrived at Sunset to a room that was almost 100 degrees with broken air conditioning no screens in windows and numerous keys to let us in and out. ( The vacation was booked and paid 4 months prior, they had ample time to have it right) We tried to contact owners who were less than sympathetic when we finally spoke briefly late that night. Being unfamiliar with the island we had to spend one night there. After a restless night awake with knives in our hands, because we were told by caretaker Shirley that "GREEN MONKEYS" may try to slip in. We knew that we must find a new hotel or go home
The next day we secured better, safer, cleaner room with ice cold air conditioning at a great price just 4 houses away. As we moved our stuff to our new location the owner arrived and was extremely rude and refused a refund. During the move of our personal items my wife had over $100 lifted from her purse as it sat unattended on kitchen table. We informed owner of missing money and she screamed at my wife that we were scammers. We have since filed dispute with VRBO and our credit card company to try to receive a refund.
The following night that exact location was robbed and the guests in rear rooms had their personal items stolen while they were sleeping. We watched as police cars came to investigate the robbery and a police report was taken. We realized that it could have been us who were robbed. Very unsafe and sketchy situation, the owners are reckless and give Barbados a bad rap.
These guests simply wanted an accommodation facing the Ocean. Unfortunately the part of the property they booked was not facing the Ocean. This is described exactly how it is in the Homeaway Website. They insisted of wanting to be in front view of the Sea, but all our other apartments were fully booked at that time. This was their main issue. This was followed by numerous issues and all of this has been dealt with right away. They've fabricated issues that were untrue and demanded a Full Refund just because we cannot give them an accommodation in front of the Ocean. The only legitimate issue was the AC Unit needed gas and this was resolved right away, as a gesture of goodwill a 1 Nights Refund was offered but was rejected and they vacated the property without notice. When they realised that their demand of moving to an accommodation with front view of the Ocean is impossible to achieve, these guests showed unreasonable behaviour and insulted us in every way they can. Never in our 25 years of Business we have encountered such a disturbing behaviour and fraudulent accusations. This was a very traumatic experience for us. We wouldn't wish any private or company property owner to experience having this type of guests.
An absolute gem on the west coast
Alverton Studio is a perfect choice for you who want to be surrounded by locals and right by the beach!
Location could not be more convenient; Jordan's Supermarket across the road, bus stops to both directions right outside your door, direct access to the beach right from your own garden and Leo's beach bar (Il Tempio) just few steps away!
The Studio itself is bright, clean, spacious and very comfortable having everything you need to enjoy your time on the island (more than enough towels, even beach towels - so important on a beach holiday).
Shirley brings additional sun to your days with her ever positive attitude, local knowledge and helping nature:)
We really enjoyed our stay, loved getting to know our neighbors and will warmly recommend to others and hopefully be able to visit again.
Thank you Michael, Elaine and Shirley for a wonderful stay!
Anna and Neal
The Best Choice I Have Ever Made
The 60+ Club
Having saved up the pennies for a few years to celebrate my 60th birthday, I decided to take the family away for a good holiday, rather than spend it all on a night of boozing and dancing.
I had wanted to go to Barbados for some years and looked for a place that we could call our own. We selected Alverton Villas as we wanted somewhere close to the beach. Well, if you got any closer you would be on a boat! It is steps away from the sea and the beach is perfect. I cannot recommend this collection of villas highly enough to anyone looking for a perfect vacation getaway.
We rented all the villas for a month and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. They were all spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Elaine and Shirley looked after us so well they almost ended up with squatters. Shirley even cooked for us a few times while we were there, for a very reasonable agreed fee, to save us having to do it ourselves. Real Barbadian food!
We often went swimming with the turtles that tend to frequent the sea outside the villas and with the crystal clear waters it was a real experience.
We really did not want to leave and with any luck the wife and I will be going back next year.
Many thanks for your kind words.
Michael & Elaine
Great stay in Fitts Village
We had a wonderful stay at Alverton Studio in Fitts Village. The beach was wonderful and having the reef so close was pretty good for snorkeling. The road noise was a little bothersome but the positives far out weighs the negatives. Elaine, Shirley and Shan were very nice and helpful. The Italian restaurant next door was very handy and had great food. I would return to this rental.
Alverton Apartments are situated on a white sandy beach in Fitts Village, St James and are very well situated for all local amenities. For anyone not wishing to hire a car, local transport is very frequent and inexpensive. Watersports operate all along the coastline and can easily be arranged. There is a supermarket one minute from the apartments in a complex which also has a doctors surgery and pharmacy if needed. Holetown is situated 2 miles north of Alverton and this very vibrant pretty town has many popular restaurants and good shopping facilities. The town has a very long history being the site where the first settlers landed and the town has grown over the years to be a very popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Bridgetown is 3 miles south of Alverton and has a large number of shopping areas and is worth the visit just to browse and soak in the history of this very old Caribbean city. Speightstown, a charming old Bajan town, is 7 miles north of Alverton.