The property is an extremely well located three bedroom apartment that was extensively renovated in 2015 to early 2016. Rented since March 2017 on Home Away. The apartment is well-suited for older children (six and up) and adults. The beauty of this convenient location is the nice, quiet neighbourhood removed from the hustle and bustle of the main South Coast Road but yet a mere three minute walk to the gorgeous Accra Beach. In very close proximity to the scenic south coast boardwalk (perfect for evening strolls) and many South Coast amenities. Close by (easy walking) is Chefette (Barbados' McDonalds), Quayside Centre (convenience store, great coffee, ice-cream, pizza, chocolate shop, chinese food, fresh grilled fish, raw juice bar and more), Lewis Drug Mart, Scotia Bank, Bubbas Sports Bar, Tiki Bar, Champers Restaurant (fine dining), Mojos, Berts Bar and more. Many other amenities are a short drive away including Lanterns Mall (with a slew of great restaurants, convenience store, pharmacy & bank), Massy Supermarket, Carlisle Bay (excellent for diving & snorkelling), historic Garrison area (part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, tennis courts, squash courts & more. Many medical facilities are also close by including offices of GP's, a paediatrician, urgent care, small private hospital, Barbados Fertility Clinic and the main public hospital. Bridgetown is easily accessible as a 2 min walk will get you to a bus top with a direct route along the coast to town. There is also a taxi stand very close by at Accra Beach. If renting a car, you can park right outside the entrance to the apt. The apartment is one of three in a well constructed mature building and is located on the ground floor. The other two apartments are rented to long term tenants. The apartment is set well back from the neighbourhood street with a nice lawn and thick hedge. There is little to no road noise on the relatively quiet street. The apartment is bright and airy with large windows in every room. The 2016 refurbishment included replacement of electrical wiring, re-tiling throughout with attractive ceramic tiles, replacement of bathroom fittings and fixtures and re-tiling of showers, replacement of kitchen counter tops, construction of new kitchen cupboards and repainting to interior and exterior of building. New appliances including: stove, large fridge, microwave, iron (and ironing board) washer/dryer. New air-condition units were installed in all three bedrooms. New curtains to all windows. Most of the furnishings are brand new. There are security grills at all windows and two exterior doors. A small covered back patio overlooks a private and pleasant back garden with flowering shrubs and vines. This area is completely fenced. The landscaping is well looked after. There is a clothes line in the back garden available for use to all three tenants. From time to time monkeys play in the trees around the property, they are entertaining to watch but please do not try to interact with them. Bedroom 1) has a queen bed and an en suite bathroom with toilet and shower. Bedroom 2 has two single beds, one with partial side railings. Suitable for adults or children. Bedroom 3 has a queen bed (with a single bed pull-out). Bedroom 2 and 3 have dressing tables with large mirrors and share the second bathroom (large bathroom - hair dryer in cupboard). Towels and bedsheets provided and extras are stored in apt and can be used as needed. Beach towels (striped) and a beach tote bag provided. The kitchen has a fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, electric kettle and coffeemaker. Cutlery, crockery and saucepans provided. There is one TV with access to satellite channels in the living area. WIFI is included. For stays greater than one week we will provide cleaning on a day of your choice (change sheets, wash towels, sweep and mop, clean up kitchen and bathrooms). We ask tenants to respect the privacy and contentment of others in the building. No smoking is allowed in the apt and no pets are allowed.
- Apartment1200 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay7 - 10 nights
3 bed, 2 bath in nice neighbourhood, very close to beach & many amenities
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Jul 2018
About Kristina Evelyn
I was born and grew up in Barbados! Studied in Canada at McGill University and returned to Barbados where I have resided ever since with my family. My husband, kids and I enjoy travelling and started renting homes rather than staying in hotels about 4 years ago. We run our own business, part of which includes coordinating annual sports events (Barbados Open Water Festival (November) and Run Barbados Marathon Weekend (December)) and a few restaurants. In 2016 we bought the property in Blue Waters, renovated apt 3 and are now offering on Home Away! We know what we like when we travel: convenient location, nice, modern & clean apt, two bathrooms, a/c, washer and dryer, TV, WIFI and enough space for the whole family! So we have tried to put all of this into the Blue Waters apt!
Kristina Evelyn purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Kristina Evelyn chose Rockley
Had relatives living in this neighbourhood all my life and always liked the area. The property was originally the family home of a Barbadian doctor and is of solid construction with thick walls and a traditional style of a bygone era. In more recent times the property was converted to three apartments. When we purchased the building Apt 3 was in need of renovation and we thought it would be an attractive option for vacationers in Barbados.
What makes this Apartment unique
Location Location Location. Removed from the road noise and the busy hustle and bustle of the south coast but only a 3 minute walk from main south coast road, world class beach and amenities (like great coffee & wonderful dining). Also love the look of traditional Barbadian homes and the thick "sweet lime" hedge!
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
great place , great location, fantastic island
Kristina's place was amazing! We had a great time. It was only my husband and I who stayed here for 7 days, so we had a lot of room for ourselves. It was very comfortable, we enjoyed our welcome basket :). It is very short walk to Accra beach, easy access to everything.
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay, and hope to see you again.
Thanks for staying with us, I know there are many choices. Accra beach is beautiful and being so close is a big plus. Thanks also for taking the time to write us a review. Really glad you enjoyed yourselves.
I will recommend here to anyone. The apt is conveniently located near to restaurants and transport.
Our stay was great. It's home away from home. We love the location and the facilities.
Thanks for staying with us and glad you enjoyed your stay and found location convenient. Recommend to all friends and family!
Holiday at Blue Waters apartment
Enjoyed my 5 1/2 week stay with family and friends. The apartment is in a very good location - 5 minute walk to Rockley Beach and the main road with access to many restaurants. It is very clean and has all the conveniences of home. I would definitely return.
Thanks so much for the feedback. Happy to hear you enjoyed and would return. Yes the location is very convenient within easy walking to Accra Beach, multiple restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets plus convenience store, souvenirs, great coffee, smoothies and the south coast boardwalk. Pharmacy, bank and other stores close by too as well as historic Garrison area.
Quaint tropical getaway, a short stroll away from the beautiful turquoise waters.
Decorated with taste and very clean, this apartment is perfect for beach and bird lovers. It is only about 5 minutes walking distance from the beautiful Rockley Beach and its inviting turquoise waters. As for the bird lovers, here you will have quite a treat as you can watch the many varieties of birds from your front or back patio. You can even watch them right here inside your living room or kitchen, as they will freely fly in and out of your apartment if a door or window is left open.
We were two couples sharing this apartment and it was spacious enough for the 4 of us. The air conditioning in the rooms is very silent and efficient.
The owners were both very pleasant.
No car was needed. The local bus stop is only a short distance away and will take you to Bridgetown, the grocery store or just about wherever you choose for 1$ US.
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your comments about cleanliness as we do pay close attention to the cleaning and preparation of apt prior to guests' arrival. Many of our guests do not rent a car because the beach and many other amenities are in walking distance and others (like Bridgetown) are easily accessible via a short bus ride.
Best localization ever !
We spent 10 days at Kristina's home and we really enjoyed it. It is a réal three minutes walk from the beach and it is a big apartment enough to welcome the whole family (3 adults and 2 young kids). Even though the house is not equiped with baby stuffs, like high chair or a cribble, there is a bunk bed in once room where you can have a one year old sleeping. The house has a direct access to a terrace behind the house where we spent a lot of time at night with the kids. It is a very quiet and safe place to stay. Since we were with young kids, we had most of our meals cooked at home. There is a few pots and pans to use, we could manage it, but we had to be very organized with the cooking (had to do it by steps).
One thing people have to know is there is no screen in the windows which allows birds to get in and out. That doesn't bother us but could be annoying for some people. The house was really cleaned and we had a cleaning lady came in once during our 10 days stay. Also Krisitina is very quick to answer if you had any questions. She made a complimentary basket of snacks and sweets for our arrival. That was appreciated. I surely recommand everybody to rent her house, they won't regret it.
Thanks Guylaine, glad you and your family enjoyed and got a break from the biting cold you are experiencing up north this winter. The close proximity to the beach is a big plus for our apt. Yes the covered patio looking over fenced back garden is relaxing, peaceful and quiet so glad you made good use of that. Will look into putting in a few more saucepans if you think that will be helpful to those who want to cook at home. The screens is tricky - hardly any homes in Barbados have screens because its warm and screens reduce the breeze from flowing through. There is one very friendly sparrow....! We do spend a lot of time on cleaning as cleanliness is a must for me. Thanks for recommending our place to others.
Cozy clean apartment well located
We have been to this property twice now and hopefully, we will be back in the future. Apartment is recently renovated, well maintained, clean and very well located in a quiet neighborhood. Beds are very comfortable and the air conditioners in the bedrooms work very well. There is a patio with tables and chairs at the front and in the back of the apartment. Both are surrounded by gardens that have filled in quite nicely in the past year. Beach, restaurants, shopping and bus stop is all within a 5 min walk. Rockley is centrally located to most of the southern beaches and depending on the time of day, you could go north to Carlisle bay or south to Oistins or Miami beach in 10 to 15 minutes on the ZR minibuses. The owners provide excellent customer service and for us, this apartment provides everything we need at a reasonable price for a self catered extended stay in Barbados.
Much to see and do very close by: The BEACH! The south coast boardwalk. Garrison Historical Area (part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Horse racing. Squash Courts. Fine Dining. Casual dining. Paddle boarding. Snorkelling. Diving. Sailing. Open Water Swimming. Movie Cinema. Aquatic Centre. Amenities close by include: pharmacy, ATM/Bank, cel service provider, souvenir stores, many restaurants, spa, hairdressers.
Additional pricing information
Please inquire about a late check-out, sometimes we have others checking in and we like 24 hours in between guests to get the apt in ship shape! We would appreciate if you could check-out by 11:30 am.