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Luxury Apt.overlooking sea private plunge pool (sole use ) near beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,185 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 5) 5 min walk to lovely sandy beach

El Vista is a lovely holiday home of a family who live in the UK It is a stylish modern 2 bedroom apartment with quality furniture and fittings with lovely views of the Caribbean sea from the patio. It has its own plunge pool for sole use. El Vista can sleep up to 5 people It is 5 minutes walk from a glorious beach which never gets crowded and just 10 minutes drive from Holetown which has excellent restaurants, bars, night-life and a good shopping centre. The newly opened Lime Grove is a shopping experience not to be missed. The Apartment is 5 minutes drive from p MullIins Beach which is considered to be among the best beaches in Barbados and offers excellent swimming, water sports, beach bar , beach chairs and umbrellas. Diving centres and swimming with turtles are available at nearby beaches. Tennis courts are available in Holetown and several golf courses are only a few minutes drive away.

Several places of Interest are within easy reach of the property.

The patio overlooking the floodlit plunge pool creates great ambience for alfresco dining in the evenings

More Details

Elma Cole
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Elma Cole

Mr & Mrs Cole. - professional couple living in Surrey UK and now retired.

Elma Cole purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Elma Cole chose Barbados

We love the warmth and friendliness of Barbados and were regular visitors to the Island for some 20 years before deciding to buy a property of our own.

What makes this apartment unique

Peaceful and comfortable relaxing on the sun loungers overlooking the sea or watching the humming birds in the garden or watching the antics of green monkeys in the nearby forested land.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from our brilliant holiday at El Vista and we would like to say how perfect everything was. My wife really enjoyed the visit from the monkeys on 2 occasions. El Vista was the best Apartment we have stayed in on all our foreign holidays and really hope we can stay again in the future. Many thanks once again.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint James in Barbados

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1185 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is fully tiled with shower cubicle, large mirrors and good lighting with quality fixtures and fittings.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , in lounge area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , cot available
  • Both bedrooms have generous storage space with large wardrobes, dressing tables / chest of drawers, large mirrors including vanity mirrors and hair-dryers. Both bedrooms have multi - speed ceiling fans and air conditioning. Both beds have top quality mattresses imported from the UK and are very comfortable.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Stylish apartment with good quality furniture and fittings. Private plunge pool on patio which can be floodlight at night and is suitable for alfresco dining.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Luxury Apt.overlooking sea private plunge pool (sole use ) near beach
average rating of 4.611111 based on 39 reviews

Lovely apartment great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a month and had a great time. The apartment is lovely but needs a little updating, but overall it was a good place to stay, beds best we have ever slept on. Views fantastic from patio, bit of noise from the adjacent road but overall great place to stay. A car is necessary if you don't wish to walk uphill to the apartment . Everyone around very friendly and felt safe.

Elma and Tony very reponsive to emails,

Would definitely stay again, we loved the morning show from the monkeys and little birds who joined us for breakfast.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this apartment. Elma and Tony were very responsive to emails prior to our holiday. The apartment was very good - spacious and clean, with everything needed for an enjoyable holiday. We highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Appartment

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was perfectly suited to our needs. Everything we needed for out stay was in the apartment, and the twice weekly main service was very good with helpful staff.

We had some beautiful sunsets seen from our veranda.

We throughly enjoyed our stay here, but there are some minor points that may be more important to others staying here: The electricity cables alongside the garden did obstruct the view. During the day, the adjacent road the occasional larger vehicle could be quite noisy climbing the hill. Because it is west fencing, there was little sun in the garden, so not much chance of getting sunburn (but this could equally be a good point).

When we stayed here we were the only guests in the block of 4 apartments, so we had no problem parking. As it was the car hire company gave us a free upgrade to a SUV, and access to the front parking area was a little tight, and if there had been three other cars parked there, the parking would have been snug, but no worse than your adverage supermarket car park.

Will only a ceiling fan in the launge and leather seats, it could get a little sticky if sat for ant length of time.

But these are very minor points and we would be very happy to stay again. Excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment with all you need!

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Very peaceful. Apartment has everything you need. Plunge pool was a major plus. Can't wait to go back and would definitely choose this apartment again x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Place

  • 5 of 5

lEl Vista was everything it said it was and more, from being picked up from the airport by Lloyd and greeted by Rachel at the apartment even though it was late evening. The local beach is just a 10 min. walk is clean and unspoilt. The apartment has everything that you need for a enjoyable stay on this beautiful island. we will certainly be booking again in the future. You need a car to get about and Lloyd can arrange this for you at a reasonable price. I would urge anybody looking for apartment in Barbados look no further just book you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Value.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as described, the property was immaculate and a small problem with a leaky cistern was quickly rectified.

Location is just a short drive up the hill from the beach road, more or less between Holetown and Speightstown, so car hire is recommended which will also give you the opportunity of driving round this delightful Island and finding some beautiful places you wouldn't normally see staying on one of the resorts.

I have no hesitation in recommending this property and I will be renting it again on my next visit to Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Grantley Adams Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Sandy Lane
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
De Outback, Bo's Plaice, Lone Star,
Nearest Beach
0.6 Kilometres
Tropicana Beach, Reeds Bay
Car: recommended

Golf: Sandy Lane GC, Royal Westmoreland GC, Apes Hill GC, all within easy reach

Durants GC, and Rockley GC within 30 mins by car


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint James, Caribbean

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

25% deposit required to secure booking Balance to be paid 8 weeks before holiday.
£50.00 refundable deposit required for Apartment keys, Safe deposit box access, Mobile phone and Breakages ( if applicable. )

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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