10 MIN WALK TO THE BEACH AND SPEIGHSTOWN
About Anita Ashton
Banker in the UK for 33 years now living in Barbados where we have s mortgage broker business and 2 restaurant called café carizma and carizma n the hill
Anita Ashton purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Anita Ashton chose Saint Peter Parish
great position quiet but close to the real Barbados. Modern house with all amenities
Max guests: 4
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
What a great find
This was our 8th visit to beautiful Barbados and one of the most relaxing. Carizma is just a 10 minute stroll to a gorgeous beach and into Speightstown where there are excellent places to eat to suit all budgets and a supermarket. The villa has been tastefully decorated throughout and equipped to a high standard. The owners are a breath of fresh air, they don’t just take your money, they really care and want you to have a good holiday and enjoy the island. Nothing was too much trouble. We will be back!!
Perfect property for a perfect break
We had a wonderful 7 nights at Carizma and would go back in a heartbeat. This was our 10th trip to Barbados in the last 7 years and this one was equally as enjoyable as the previous 9.
Anita and Dave were fantastic hosts and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Communications from the point of pre-booking through to the one or two little issues (which were very minor but resolved super speedily) was second to none.
We have already threatened to re-book straight away!
Thanks Anita and Dave and hope to see you again very soon!
Everything we needed
My wife and I had a very pleasant short stay here. House was really clean and well-stocked, so we felt at home cooking meals. Made the easy 15 minute walk to Speightstown several times where we enjoyed several cool spots and met a lot of friendly Bajans and tourists. We learned that it's best to get into town before 8pm if trying to find dinner, at least in spring time. Some of our friends stayed over at Port St. Charles which was about a 12 minute walk away, and another 10 minutes from there over to our friends at Port Ferdinand. The walk-ability to all those locations was key for us because getting a taxi can be tricky.
Anita and her husband were lovely to meet and made us feel comfortable as soon as we showed up. I'd definitely stay here again if I make it back to the island.
Two weeks in Villa Carizma
We enjoyed our stay at Villa Carizma. The large open plan living space/kitchen was very comfortable in the evenings. The outside veranda was lovely for eating and relaxing in the warm climate.
The large double bed in the main bedroom was extremely comfortable. We used the second bedroom for storage.
We rented a small car which enabled us to go to some good snorkelling beaches and to see parts of the island which were not easily accessible by public transport. The villa is at the northern end of the island and it seems quite a long way on the pot hole ridden roads to, say, Bridgetown. We used the car to get to the local beaches although they are less than 1 km away and would be easy for younger, more mobile people to walk to.
We drove to Carlisle Bay near Bridgetown to go snorkelling to see the wrecks and all the fish and the turtles. We liked Heywoods Beach too which was very close to the villa. We found it quiet and good for snorkelling at the reef just off shore.
We always felt safe at the villa. Quite a number of the local residents walked by but although we could see them they could not see us thanks to the pretty hedge. They were usually quiet. The road is narrow and there were a number of vehicles each day but you could not say it was busy. We did like hearing the ice cream van but we did not buy any!
We went to the Port Charles Yacht Club, just to look at the lovely Slipstream yacht, and at the restaurant but we did not eat there although the menu looked fine. We went to Carizma on the Hill on two Saturdays where we had the BBQ. We really liked it there. We also ate at Just Grillin at Holetown (OK), BBQ Barn at Chefette at Warrens (not so good this time) and other places.
The villa was mainly well equipped but there were a couple of things in the crockery department that needed attention. The washing machine was very useful but we needed more washing line space.
Overall we had a good time at Villa Carizma. Thankyou Anita and Dave.
This is a beautiful little house!! A perfect vacation spot.
The house is spotless well equipped and has a open breezy atmosphere. The outdoor covered porch is perfect and the neighbourhood is friendly and safe. It’s a quick walk to town and the beaches. We have been twice and I’m sure we will be back in the future.
Historic Speightstown is 10 mins walk away from the villa. The quaint town is the up and coming place in Barbados mix old with new. Situated on the West coast it is still part of the old Barbados where you can buy your fruit and vegetables from the stalls in the street. There is a bakery, fish market and supermarket for your supplies. Please note the map is not totally accurate the villa is in the Douglas area and much closer to Speightstown.
Close by are some excellent gourmet restaurants or for more local food try the Fishermans pub in Speightstown or Half Moon Fort fish fry on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Parish of St Peter is along the West Coast where you will find the famous Mullins Beach a short bus drive. However there are some beautiful beaches 10 mins walk away.
You are within easy reach of the East Coast , St Nicholas Abbey, Cherry Tree Hill and Farley National Park a car is advisable but you can get around easily by bus .