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Kelvin Medley-Jones

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English

Barbados beach apartment with 5* guest reviews

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in St. James - 207 (Palm Trees)

Apartment 207 (Palm Trees) Glitter Bay Resort, Barbados

Glitter Bay apartment 207 ('Palm Trees' on the first floor), has 2 bedrooms. The apartments is one of 48 exclusive apartments set within the extensive tropical gardens, pools, and beach front of the Glitter Bay condominium resort. The apartments are located on Alleynes Bay, one of the best beaches on Barbados's Platinum West Coast, 1/2 mile from Holetown shopping, bars, and restaurants. There is a bus stop outside Glitter Bay, a taxi rank, or we offer car hire to guests as an option.

Glitter Bay has a large pool, children’s pool, 2 tennis courts, a gym, table tennis, a beach bar, and BBQ. Water sports and scuba diving are from the beach, with fantastic snorkeling. Next door is the Fairmont Royal Pavillion Hotel; you can also stroll along to a beach bar or the Lone Star restaurant (the Ivy of the Caribbean).

The pictures show Glitter Bay beach and pool, then photos of apartment 207 ('Palm Trees').

What we include at 207 Palm Trees, and makes us different....

• super-king bed in the master bedroom, and twin beds/super king bed in second bedroom.

. fold-away third bed if required for second bedroom.

Top quality egyption cotton sheets and huge duvets.

• maid sevice.

• Linen robes, slippers, and huge fluffy bath towels, hand and face towels provided.

On-wall 46' SMART TV in lounge and on-wall 42' TV in master bedroom. DVD player in living room.

• Free super fast Internet in unit

More of what what we include at 207 Palm Trees:

• Personal safe in master bedroom

• Coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, blender, microwave, dishwasher

• Crib, high chair available.

• Our apartment games (Scrabble, Pictionary, beach bowls) set.

Glitter Bay Resort facilities:

• Daily Concierge assistance 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m to arrange restaurants, taxis, trips, car hire etc.

• Complimentary beach and pool loungers, umbrellas and towels

• Beach Attendant

• 24 hour, 7 days a week security, manned gatehouse

• Glitter Bay wireless internet connection available from the bar/concierge lounge.

• Drinks Bar with cable TV 11.00 a.m. to sunset

• Lunch snack bar 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. (seasonal) and BBQ to hire.

• Flood lit tennis courts, complimentary day use, racquet and ball rental available

• Large fresh water swimming pool

• Large fresh water wading pool

• Childrens playground equipment and play area by wading pool

• Air conditioned gym/fitness room with cable TV

• Table tennis table

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kelvin Medley-Jones (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks English

About Kelvin Medley-Jones

Pippa and I live in Christchurch, Dorset, England. We have owned Palm Trees since 2002. We have fully renovated and furnished the apartment to create a romantic experience.

We feel Palm Trees has the ideal location at Glitter Bay. Palm Trees is located ideally at the end of Block 1 – nearest to the beach - of the Glitter Bay apartments. As such, we are a good distance from and do not hear the noisy road. We are opposite the pool, and close to the beach. We have great views across Palm Trees, the beautiful gardens, and the pool (lovely when lit-up in the evening).

We find staying at Palm Trees very relaxing. The Master bedroom is very romantic, with a massive super-comfy 4 posted bed, and an ensuite with marble countertop and large enclosed walk in shower.

Each time we come here we take time from our own holiday to try and ensure that all items of maintenance or repairs have been carried out to a good standard, and also to add further features or improvements to Palm Trees.

Our aim is to ensure that all our guests love it here as much as we do, and will want to return to stay at Palm Trees again and again.

We have, at last count, seventeen 5* independent reviews from happy guests who have all loved their holiday at Palm trees. Lots of guests return, one set of guests for the past 8 years ! Some like to stay a week, some even stay a month.

Kelvin Medley-Jones purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Kelvin Medley-Jones chose St. James

As they are all privately owned, the 40 Glitter Bay apartments vary greatly in location, tranquility, apartment facilities, quality of internal finish, and services provided to support guests. Choosing a Glitter Bay apartment for your holiday is choosing between very different standards of accommodation.

Our intention is to give our guests a 5* review holiday experience at good value, and competitively priced compared with other Glitter Bay apartments available.

Pippa and I try to monitor what other Glitter Bay owners and their agents offer in terms of quality, service, and price, and do our best to give our guests the best value for money.

The prices offered at Glitter Bay do vary a lot; we will not always be the cheapest, but we aim to give the best apartment holiday at Glitter Bay. We also try to offer late booking, or single bedroom use discounts on our published prices.

Pippa and I hope you have found our website helpful. We look forward to your enquiry and can let you have more information if you are considering Palm Trees for your next holiday.

Please do check out our guest reviews for independent opinions of Palm Trees.

What makes this apartment unique

The other features distinguish Palm Trees from other Glitter Bay apartments are:

SMART TV. We have wireless Internet, large 46' flat screen SMART TV in the lounge with Netflix for films and US TV series, a 42' TV in the master bedroom, satellite TV sevice, a DVD player in the lounge.

Cool and Dry. The apartment is fully air conditioned, and the balcony has ceiling fans at both the dining and seating (as it can be very uncomfortable if you have dinner in the evening without a ceiling fan). We also have a sun awning to keep the balcony shady and cool for relaxing, and this and our wooden shutters keep the balcony dry if it rains. You can still relax and enjoy yourself on the Palm Trees balcony even when it rains !

Grocery deliveries for your arrival. We have established a relationship with a company locally (BC Discount) to allow our guests to pre-order for delivery groceries and other essentials for their arrival. Our guests can contact Sarah direct with a list of requirements, and pay her directly on arrival at Palm Trees (please note that we cannot be responsible if items delivered are not as requested). We do not make a charge for this introduction, but include it as “added value” to thank our guests for choosing Palm Trees.

Fun. We provide a few items to make your stay fun, such as our games libraries, snorkels masks and flippers, and a beach ball).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Barbados has amazing beaches and one of the best is at Glitter Bay. Palm Trees is a modern apartment and we have stayed there for many years.

There is an excellent daily cleaning lady and all the facilities you need including a lovely en-suite shower, the TV is tuned in to world channels including Premier League football.

The balcony is particularly charming with space for dining and beautiful views over one of the finest gardens on the Island with rare trees and fauna.

There is a swimming pool, easy beach access, tennis, and table tennis, and helpful staff.

The owners are lovely people who go out of their way to make sure that you have the most wonderful holiday experience.

All towels are supplied at the beach and apartment and shopping facilities are in Holetown where there are some lovely restaurants.

It is my favourite holiday destination and when we leave we count the days until we return, and feel it is our home when we arrive back.

Stuart J Marchant (Xmas/New Year 2004-2009)
Dec 2009
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based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

Barbados beach apartment with 5* guest reviews
average rating of 4.875 based on 33 reviews

A beautiful apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Barbados and the apartment fully lived up to our expectations.The apartment has two great bedrooms with the best of furniture and linens, and a wonderful balcony for lazy breakfasts and lunches.

Careful thought went into every aspect of this apartment and it is ideally located for a great beach vacation.

Many thanks for the welcome pack which was gratefully received, and many thanks to Eleanor for her kind attentions.

Thank you for sharing this lovely apartment with us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An immaculate apartment in a lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

On arriving at the apartment, we were impressed by the cleanliness and attention to detail of everything. Lovely crisp white sheets, fluffy white towels and beautiful furniture. We were recommended this apartment by my brother who had stayed here previously and it did not disappoint. The location of Glitter Bay on the West Coast of Barbados is excellent. Lots of lovely restaurants in Holetown or a 10 minute stroll on the beach to JuJu's for lunch and Lonestar for lunch or dinner. We also had lunch at the Glitter Bay beach bar which was very good. A car is recommended however as the walk into Holetown can take 30-45 minutes on precarious paving which is sometimes non-existent! Finally I have saved the best til last and must mention Eleanor the maid who looked after the apartment to an extremely high standard. Nothing was too much trouble for her. I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is just perfect! It was our second visit to Glitter Bay, but our first time staying in 207. We were met by Eleanor, the Maid, with a cold bottle of Prosecco and Sprite for the children. Throughout our 3 week stay, Eleanor was an absolute pleasure to have around. She goes the extra mile for her guests and keeps the apartment in superb condition. You really couldn't ask for anything more to be included in this apartment, it has everything.

Our children, aged 12 and 15, vote Glitter Bay their best ever holidays as it has everything that children could want - super pool, beautiful beach, completely safe, amazing friendly staff, awesome wildlife (turtles, monkeys, crabs, tropical fish etc etc) and lots of other children to play with. And for adults it's pretty perfect, too!

There is a fairly new lunch bar that has opened up the beach - just past the Lone Star - called Santi, that we would highly recommend for lunch. And Alan (the GB barman) makes a mean Rum Sour!

We will definitely be going back to Glitter Bay, and to apartment 207!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from our 10 night stay at this wonderful apartment at the beautiful Glitter Bay resort. Loved everything about it, everything was just as described, if not better. The property was exceptionally clean and well maintained and it was oh so good to have such a comfortable bed. Palm Trees is very well located, right next to what we think is one of the best beaches in Barbados. Juju's bar is just a short stroll away which is ideal for a basic tasty snack and rum punch. Just a little further along is the more elegant Lone Star which we enjoyed for both evening and lunch time meals. Our favourite restaurant was Caribou, just a short drive away just past Holetown. Also enjoyed the Noodle Bar in Holetown. We would definitely recommend Palm Trees to anyone wishing to visit the beautiful island of Barbados. Our only disappointment is that it is already booked for when we want to return next year but have booked another apartment at Glitter Bay, only hope it comes up to the standard of Palm Trees that we so enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Palm Tree Villas and Barbados in general. It was our first time to the island and were unsure what to expect. It was relatively easy to get to from DFW. The people everywhere on the island were lovely and helpful. The food was delicious (expensive even in the casual spots but not dissimilar to other places in the Caribbean or Hawaii). Palm Tree Villas is on the West Coast and did not experience the seaweed problem the south and east coasts had. Although weather reports showed mainly rain, every day was more sun than clouds and rain was sporadic and short lived. They say it is the hottest time of year for them and in comparison to Mexico and other Caribbean islands, we thought it was lovely. There was always a cool breeze and you could easily sit outside day and night.

The Villa itself is in a great location. It was close enough to activities on the beach without being overrun with too many people. The beach itself was clean, soft sand, nice beach chairs, and good pool/beach service. The snorkeling off the beach was good with colorful fish, coral, and some turtles. It was walking distance to Fairmont, Lone Star and Ju Jus. All three were great for food and drinks (Glitter Bay's restaurant was closed while we were there). You'll want a car or to utilize the easy bus service to visit other places and Holetown (although it is walking distance, it is tricky on the main road).

Palm Trees villa itself was very nice. Beautifully updated kitchen and bathrooms, comfortable and beautiful beds, and a great balcony area. Eleanor came each day and as others have said, she is lovely. There is a washer and dryer in the villa and if you dont keep her too busy cleaning up, she will often do any laundry you have lying about.

The Villa and Barbados exceeded our expectations and we will definitely return.

Thank you for allowing us to use your wonderful villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time at Palm Tress. The apartment is lovely, all mod cons and a/c. The terrace is wonderful for sitting out for dinner or just relaxing for drinks. Eleanour the house cleaner was great. She was very flexible and great with our little daughter.

Can highly recommend palm treees

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Grantley Adams, Bridgetown
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Glitter Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Royal Westmorland
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Glitter Bay
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Alleynes Bay
Car: recommended

'Palm Trees' is number 207 (first floor). We are part of 48 exclusive apartments set within the extensive tropical gardens, pools, and beach front of the Glitter Bay condominium complex.

We are on Alleynes Bay, one of the best beaches on Barbados's Platinum West Coast. Glitter Bay is 1/2 mile from Holetown shopping, bars, and restaurants. There is a bus stop outside Glitter Bay, a taxi rank, or we offer our car to guests as an option.

The Glitter Bay complex has an adult pool and separate children’s swimming pool, two tennis courts, a gym, table tennis, a childs play area, and its own beach bar and BBQ. Water sports and scuba diving are available from the beach, with fantastic snorkeling.

Next door along the beach is the Fairmont Royal Pavillion Hotel; you can also stroll along the beach to the Lone Start restaurant or JuJu beach bar/restaurant.

There are world class golf courses nearby; we are well situated for cricket

Golf: World class golf courses are near by at Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Glitter Bay, St. James

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer season
16 Apr 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
High season
6 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note that our published rates above INCLUDE VAT at 8.75%

The minimum stay at Palm Trees is 7 nights, and 14 nights over the Xmas/New Year.

We do offer one bedroom use of Palm Trees for one or two persons; please deduct £30/night from the published nightly rate to obtain the ccost per night.

Please contact us for late booking offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in St. James, Barbados

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
  • The master bedroom has an en-suite marbled bathroom with very large walk-in shower, and shower power massage head. There is a second marbled bathroom in the apartment. This also has a large walk-in shower with glass door.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom is very romantic with a king-size six foot wide 4 posted mahogany bed. The bedroom has air-conditioning, and opens out directly to the terrace sitting area; guests have said that waking up to the view of the tropical gardens, palm trees, and pool is like being in paradise. There is an ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has a stunning hand-made-on-the-island colonial style wood and rattan bed-head and matching furniture. The bed can be made as a 6 foot king bed or as twin beds.. We can also provide on request a third bed or cot for this room so as to accommodate 3. The room is very quiet with views over palm trees. Bed linen and sheets are changed twice weekly.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 40 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The living room is furnished in colonial style with settee, chair, sideboard, and side tables. There is a coral and glass coffee table, an i-pod docking station, a 42” plasma TV with satellite channels, UK/US DVD player so you can bring your own DVDs, and Internet Radio . The kitchen at 207 Palm Trees has granite work-surfaces and is fully equipped with modern white Italian cupboards, and with Smeg dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, and fridge freezer. There are two bar stools and a bar to have a drink before dinner. A feature of 207 Palm Trees is the large terrace balcony with a dining area with table seating 5-6, and a separate relaxing area with corner sofa, chairs, and coffee table. There are ceiling fans on both terraces (essential for comfortable dining !). We include: Taxi transfer from the airport to our apartment; Welcome drink, and first breakfast items; six days/week maid service; local telephone calls in Barbados; access to our own Manager

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