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Free Airport Pickup & Drop & 3hr Island Tour. Walk to Dover Beach & The Gap.

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

It's more than a rental, it's an experience!

New Updates:

*We are very sad that we have had to raise the rates, but as of July 1, 2018 this new government has implemented a new room levy. Our new prices reflected includes the new taxes, so they will be no surprises or additional cost upon check in.

*We have now installed a washing machine

*Spend 10 nights or more and receive a complimentary 3/hr tour of the island.

-Visit Bathsheba, St. Lucy, Animal Flower Cave, Cherry Tree Hill, East Coast, St. Thomas, Harrison Cave, Speightstown, Holetown, and visit areas the buses wont go.

*We have now installed a washing machine

* Installed a new A/C unit. The house now has 2 A/C units in the Bedrooms.

* We now have blue-tooth speakers.

* Free airport pickup for all bookings. We Got YOU covered.

*Consist of one pick up and drop off per booking.

* Glasstonia is a self-catering home, we provide you with a starter kit of everything you would need.

For an additional cost, the following can be arranged for you: Cook, Masseuse, Rental Car (a 2016 Swift at a steeply discounted rate), and additional maid service. For us it is about you experiencing the island. We also offer a number of cultural and historical tours outside of the specials for an additional cost: such as Historical Tour of Bridgetown, The Slave Route, African Experience on the Barbadian landscape, Paranormal Barbados, and many more.

THE HOUSE.

This cozy beautiful elegant newly renovated house is located in the epicenter of urban living. The ambiance of the property, is very lively and active. It’s a great space to hang out relax with friends or family. Also, it has a very homely feeling. The house is equipped with family games such as Monopoly, Cranium and over 180 channels for you to enjoy. ALL of our WINDOWS are equipped with SCREENS to protect you from the mosquitoes and other insects.

It has a roomy front lawn, picnic table and gallery to relax, as well as three spacious bedrooms with a dimmer in the master bedroom. The bedrooms contains 2 full and one queen beds. One of the beds consistency is firm for proper back support. There are over 180 cable channels to choose from and wireless internet to stay in touch with friends and family. The is very airy house and is equipped with 3 fans and A/C in two bedrooms. The dinning room has dimmers to set the mood just like the master bedroom. The house has 4 gates, one at the front to ensure secure parking, another at the entrance in the gallery, to ensure the safety of children within the confines of the house. This can be locked. The last remaining two to ensure safety to you and your family, they are at the front and back of the house; both can be locked. At Night the house is illuminated with mini solar lights and gets brighter if activated by movement.

The neighborhood is energetically lively during the day and quiet/ peaceful during the night. “Glasstonia” is perfectly nestled between Oistins and Bridgetown; Beach and nightlight life. The approximate walking time to Dover Beach is 5 minutes and 10 minutes to St. Lawrence Gap. Public Transportation is directly outside the gate, and one-minute walking distance to the bus stop. Local attractions that are under 10-minute drive by bus or car are: Miami Beach, Oistins Fish Fry, St. Lawrence Gap, and most embassies. Bridgetown is approximately under 20 minutes depending on traffic. If you choose to rent a car or two, there is ample secure and private parking for 2 cars.

The house is exceptionally airy and roomy, the kitchen is self-catering which includes all the major utensils need; microwave, etc. If you wish for an in house chef to cook for you, I can arrange that, but at an additional cost. Or if you choose to eat out, there is a plethora of neighborhood restaurants to choose from that can also deliver, such as: Rudeboyz Restaurant, Sharkies, many more. Flyers are at the house for you to choose from.

OUR LEGACY

"Glasstonia" is on Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church - Newly renovated three (3) bedrooms house with A/C in two bedrooms. The house and land which has been in our family for over a century is the pride and joy of our family. It’s legacy is rich, to think the farthest ancestor we were able to trace was a my 6th generation great-grandmother, Margaret born a slave on the Beachy Head plantation in St. Philip. By the circa late 1800’s her descendants owned over an acre of land which the house is on today. Although the property is no longer over an acre, this 20,000 sq ft property is perfect for any family or the solo traveler who just wants room to spread out.

CHILD(REN) SAFETY

A gated front lawn for children to play and enjoy in a secure enclosed area. For security, we have sensor lights and gates placed at the front, by the drive way, gallery and front door. Plugs for the electrical outlets.

WHAT ELSE IS NEAR BY?

Elcourt Medical Clinic is two doors down and is open late on evenings for any emergencies. Massy supermarket in any direction is less than 10 minutes away, the Barbados Museum and Historical Society along with the Garrison is about 15 minutes away by car or bus. Access to the highway is literally 2 minutes away by car. Chefette, which is our fast food chain, is less than 10 minutes by bus or car in either direction. There are churches and ice cream parlor about 2 minute walk from the house and a 24 hour gas station is literally 2 minute drive and about 6 minute walk away from the house.

HOUSE KEEPING!

You are responsible for changing the sheets, (this is a cost reduction measure, if you need housekeeping assistance. That can be arranged for an additional cost.) There are two weeks worth of towels and sheets at your disposal. We come once a week to retrieve used sheets and towels, and give you fresh linen. It is your responsibility to keep the house clean. If you need a house keeper, that can be arrange, but at an additional charge.

“Glasstonia” has been popular for those who want to thrust and immerse themselves in true Bajan culture. Most come to be close to the beach, nightlife, and restaurants. Interested in our history and culture? As a historian I have you covered; I offer a number of tours from the ghostly to the colonial.

More Details

Owner
Natassja Bynoe
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Natassja Bynoe

I am a fun loving, educated young lady who enjoys living in three different countries. Hi I am Natassja your host. As a local media broadcaster and historian, I immensely enjoy showing the culture and history of Barbados to who ever stays at "Glasstonia" Barbados is extremely rich in history and our people can be nice (most of the time) lol.

I have tailored the house as a space to be experienced not just a place to sleep and eat; but to live in comfort. It is for friends or family members who want quality time together; or it could be a quiet space for the independent traveler (like I am.)or couple who enjoys time with themselves.

A native New Yorker I am a former International Award Winning / Nominated Syndicated Radio Announcer, which was heard in over 10 countries and a listener-ship of over 10 million weekly. Currently, I do guest appearance and reports within the region. I have lived in Barbados for the past 7 years, primarily for my education; I am currently wrapping up my Masters Degree in History and I think I may be on my 30th PhD topic, ( I change it every week. lol undecided).

Five things I can't live without: hmmmmm my family,.... that is it. Currently, I do spend most of my time in Barbados, so I will be here to assist you in helping making your stay a dream vacation on a budget. Please feel free to make me an offer I can't refuse.

Natassja Bynoe purchased this house in 2015

Why Natassja Bynoe chose Saint Lawrence Gap

Newly renovated, airy, and comfortable spacious three bedroom house with A/C in two bedrooms. The house is fully functional and is 7 mins walk to the Beach & 10 mins walk to St. Lawrence Gap. Public transportation is right outside the gate.

What makes this house unique

Its locality is central to almost every important point in Barbados. It is less than 10 minutes from Oistins, 25 minutes to Bridgetown. As a Historian, I am offering a one hour walking tour which will be included in the rental and a number of discounts at neighboring restaurants.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Lawrence Gap in Maxwell Coast

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Very spacious shower. Can hold 5 people at one time.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

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Free Airport Pickup & Drop & 3hr Island Tour. Walk to Dover Beach & The Gap.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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4

neat and clean

  • 4 of 5

Maxwell and Dover is where the home is located. Very close to the bus stop and taxis often were just a minute or two before one went by. ten minutes to the Beach by Salt Ash. A little nicer Beach a few more minutes away. The market at 3rd and Dover is good for quick pickups of water and snacks for beach. The market by Oistins is just a short bus ride away. Shaun and Cherese checked in on us and gave us our first ride down there. If you have not been there before study the lay of the land It will save you in the long run when you arrive. The home itself is cozy and for the most part basic. the wifi was excellent and tv ok, but we only watched news before going out and a bit before bed. As we became accustomed to Island time we realized we really did not need much. there are a lot of places to eat and drink and we thought the prices affordable and fit any budget. We did make breakfast in house most mornings. And make sure you try fish bites everyday. You will miss them when you leave. Sharky's had some of the best. there is a family food wagon around the corner on Dover and Fiona and her family serve great Rotis, and Bakes. there are other selections too. But hey sell out early. Natassja seems to be upgrading the house and is striving to make it as comfortable as possible. Don't worry about the neighbors or neighborhood. Everyone was very friendly and greeted you as you went by. Oistins is obvious but take a chance at the smaller places also. Drinks are less expensive and if you do not stop you will miss interacting with the locals. Lastly get out. We did Distillery tours. Get out to Foursquare, rapidly becoming number one in the world for boutique rums. And St. Nicholas Abbey is not to be missed. Both have rums hard to get anywhere else. We look forward to returning asap.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good value, bright and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Natassja has a lovely, open house, comfortable, well cared for and clean. She was available and solicitous, and concerned about our comfort. The house is centrally located, an easy and short bus ride from anything on the south coast, and walking distance to the beach and action on the Gap. The house is on the main road, so if you are sensitive to traffic noise you might be bothered, but we all slept well!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location on a budget and very clean place!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean! It is the perfect location on a budget. Close to all the towns, beaches. The tours Natassja conducts are amazing! I never knew Barbados had so much history. We saw the major attractions thanks to Natassja in the tour. The beds are super comfortable and the hosts were very pleasant. This is my third time staying here and Natassja makes sure each experience is unique and different from the others. I absolutely love this place.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Grantley Adams airport
Car: recommended

Elcourt Clinic is 2 buildings down and they are open late on evenings.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Lawrence Gap, Barbados

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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£251
for 3 nights
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Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £39.22

Rates are subject to change, unless confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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