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Beachfront condo with Spectacular View,Holetown StJames,Westcoast with calm seas

Bedrooms 1
Space 665 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 twinbeds (or 1 kingsize), and 2 sleepersofas. Sleeps 4 in beachfront condo.

WINTER UNAVAILABLE OWNER OCCUPIED On Barbados' beautifully flowered and treed west coast, and located in Holetown, St.James, this lovely upper-level, one-bedroom condominium is beachside with beautiful views over the Caribbean, both by day and night. It has a fully equipped, custom fitted renovated kitchen, with gas stove and electronic ignition. A spacious living/diningroom area opens out to the comfortably furnished balcony overlooking the beach, offering 'magical' sunsets every evening provided by Mother Nature. The bedroom has a king-size or two twin beds, airconditioning, which is often not required, as the condominium complex is well situated in the path of the Tradewinds, which provide gentle breezes thoughout, so it's possible to leave the doors and windows open daily, as the condo has lockable wrought iron gates, front and back. The livingroom has convertible sofas which can also be used for sleeping two extra family members, as they make up into two single beds. There is WIFi, plus hispeed 4G internet access modem with cable for USB port & phone making communication simple. The dining area comfortably seats 5. The full bathroom has a separate vanity with granite counter top, dressing area with mirrors and hairdryer, plus ample storage space and security chest for safe keeping of documents, valuables Condo has its own hot watersystem so there is never a shortage of hot water,(plus water is drinkable right out of the tap, as Barbados has some of the best water in the world!) There are portable fans, celing fans, airconditioning, cable TVs, DVD, phones, microwave, coffee maker, blender, all linens dishes and glasses .

The tropical garden providing a luxuriant oasis for relaxation, has wifi available. It has a freshwater pool, freshwater shower and lounge chairs, umbrellas, and is beachside - the sea, just a few steps away with excellent snorkelling right off the beach on the new submerged reef. Sunbed mattresses are stored in the condo's garden lockup for extra comfort. The beach, being on the west coast is calm and tranquil, and safe for swimming, with a new man made submerged reef, which is now home to over 50 different species of fish, from tangs, parrots, puffers, black damsels, French angels, etc. so it also tames any errant waves,! Close by are Water sports and red jetski (66H) operator Mali provides discounted rates to our guests and can arrange the best rate for other hires. In Late April sometimes Whales visit the bay outside the condos and lucky visitors have the chance to spot them while out on the jetski. It's an easy few minute stroll to Surfside beach bar which has a steel band for happy hour on a Sunday, or the shopping centre, from which buses run every few minutes into the city centre or to places of interest. All beaches are public. There are banks, car hire, taxis, and local inexpensive buses into Bridgetown, and 'tourist attractions' which are used by both visitors and local alike.

Holetown is 28 km from the airport, and is home to many fashionable restaurants, and the upscale new Lime Grove mall. Bars, Dining and shopping are within easy walking distance, and many watersports are available on the beach at your doorstep. There are 2 nightclub, plus a new dine-in cinema! close by for evening entertainment. There is also the well known 1st St, street party on Sunday nights with karaoke twice a month . Easily reaching by bus or car, are many different types of 'tourist attractions' such as Huntes Gardens, Orchid World, the Flower Forest, Andromeda Gardens, a pocket rainforest 'Welchman's Gully', a Wild Life Centre and many historic plantation homes open to the public, Plus the local parish church built in 1629 St. James,' whose bell,, was cast by the same foundry that made the original Liberty Bell is within an easy walk !. Harrison's Caves, provide a fascinating tour of illuminated underground caverns, and at the north of the island is the Animal flower Cave, where one can swim in an underground cave (weather permitting) or thrill to the huge Atlantic rollers crashing into the cliffs. Swimming with the endangered turtles is a very popular activity and many people choose to take a "cat" trip out for the day to do this. Visitors also like scuba diving and snorkelling at Folkestone, the marine park, a 10 minute walk away, or for those who prefer less far to walk, the outer edge of the new manmade reef of protective Nova Scotia granite, outside the condos is amazing with its large diversity of fish and now starting to grow coral too! There're also sea trips on the Jolly Roger, Atlantis submarine, and glass bottom boats. Other activities are horseback riding on the beach, fishing - deep sea, or off the beach. Tennis and golf are nearby. Popular spectator sports are horse racing, polo, surfing, cricket and a sport's bar shows TV matches

We recommend applying for the re-discover voucher available free from the re-discover website - so that visitors can take advantage of the special program whereby one can dine at certain upscale restaurants, which are offering a 3 course meal, tax, tip, and a bottle of wine per couple for just $100 US (one must pre-book and specify the re-discover menu) - there is also a 10% discount off many luncheon venues with the voucher, and discounts at some tourist attractions too - plus one can also enter a free competition for a week's stay next year free!

Dine at one of the 50 best restaurants in the world! - The Cliff -reservations are required. Or visit the famous Sandy Lane Hotel, one of the most luxurious, and upmarket hotels worldwide, popular with the rich and famous, is just a 10 minute drive away. Holetown also has numerous bars and restaurants, ranging from fast food to bistros, and gourmet dining, and 'take out' is provided from many restaurants, rum shops, and roadside stands.

Barbados offers an opportunity to experience a Caribbean lifestyle influenced by its traditional British history. The first settlers arrived in1627, and the island still retains its British Parliamentary system. It has a reliable infrastructure, and offers the comforts and safety of most Western countries.

Since the island is roughly triangular in shape, the 3 coasts offer a totally different ambience. The east coast bordered by the Atlantic ocean, is wild, rugged, beautiful, isolated, and unsuitable for swimming in most areas, and does host an international surfing competition in November. The south coast, has heavy surf, and is ideal for bogie boarding, body surfing or going to surf school, while being more industrial, commercial, and having numerous fast food outlets, and local markets. The west coast, known internationally as the Platinum Coast, borders the blue Caribbean Sea, which is normally calm and suitable for all varieties of water sports.

As Barbados lies outside the hurricane belt, being too far east and south for most hurricanes to develop,so the usual weather is blue sunny skies and white puffy clouds, normal showers being of short duration. Average daily high 30C. Sea temperature's a constant 80F or even warmer in the summer .

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Dayle or George Rasmussen
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, Spanish, French spoken/ written poorly-Spanish spoken
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Dayle or George Rasmussen

We first visited Barbados in 1975 - fell in love with the island and dreamed of one day spending the winter there! - Our dream came to pass eventually!

Dayle or George Rasmussen purchased this condo in 1989

Why Dayle or George Rasmussen chose Lascelles

This was a case of love at first sight - we had searched for a suitable condo without success - and one day we discovered #1 Palm Beach in Holetown., - just knew we would never find anything as perfect - so in one mad moment we purchased it!

We have never regretted it - still the most perfect place for us. Close to absolutely everything we need or want - restaurants, great supermarket, take outs, library, medical services, gas station, movie theatre, calm sea, snorkelling, access to fresh fish, - our little corner of paradise!

What makes this condo unique

Absolutely everything we want - right within easy walking distance! - unbeatable!

Having searched all along the west coast - we are unaware of any condo with the spectacular view seen from the balcony of condo #1 - it shows the entire panorama of the bay - and is literally 10 feet from the beach.

There is absolutely nothing that we want that we cannot find close by - it is the most convenient place we have ever lived!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank You -- we had a great stay
Apr 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Lascelles in Holetown

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 665 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , bathroom has wash basin and vanity in dressing area
  • Bathroom has bathtub with shower and toilet in main section and adjacent there is a wash basin with granite countertop vanity, hairdryer, which allows one person to shave, or make up and hairdo, while other uses the shower. Dressing room also has full length mirror, plus shelves and cupboard for clothes.All towels, face cloths etc and Beach towels are also provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom Main - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , our kingsize bed can be split into 2 twin beds if desired
    Additional sleeping area - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , there are 2 sleep sofas in lounge which make into 2 singles
  • Main bedroom has one kingsize bed which can be changed to 2 twin beds if desired There are 2 corner couches in the lounge which make into 2 single beds An extra 'put you up' cot could be provided for a 3th small child - Extra costs would ensue
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 20 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are 2 sleeper sofas in the lounge making a corner unit which convert to two single beds. Balcony is spacious with comfortable armchairs and foot stools .Pool area has comfortable chaise lounges and beach/pool umbrellas are available. Small extra laundry supplement is charged when more than 2 people use the apartment. This is a unique luxury condominium apartment - and has a spectacular location unlike any other on the St. James, West Coast, as it is both beachfront, but Not on the main road , so No constant traffic noise! The property maintains a high standard of cleanliness and security. Air port pick up can be arranged. Basic groceries can be placed in fridge prior to your arrival with prior arrangement with the owner. Books & games available. Our Full Colour Brochure on our Website (in 'pdf') On Request! Visit our web page. Please contact us for the address. Please note - if a 5th person wishes to stay - a 'put you up' bed can be added in the living room - extra costs ensue


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Beachfront condo with Spectacular View,Holetown StJames,Westcoast with calm seas
average rating of 4.857143 based on 73 reviews
Highcliffe, Dorset, England.

Fantastic Beach Front Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Palm Beach Condos a few times now but were able to rent No.1 for my partner's 50th Birthday in November! As you can see this condo couldn't be any closer to the beach!! It was lovely to be able to sit on the balcony watching the sun set or just people watching. You don't come across many places like this to stay on the west coast. The condo is equipped with everything you could possibly need and more.

I had asked Pat (who lives there permanently) to arrange for a birthday cake to be made. Bless her, she did a great job for me even though the bakery charged a small fortune it was well worth it!! It's not just the location of these condos that makes it such a wonderful place to stay but the people too. Dayle & George (the owners) had thoughtfully sent a birthday card to my partner as did Pat. What a lovely touch!! We really do feel so at home here. There are some super restaurants close to the apartment or should you get the urge to cook, there is a great supermarket 5 minutes walk away.

Vita comes in to clean the apartment a few times a week and is always so welcoming.

Like many other people, we have come to love this place. The fact that people return year after year speaks for itself. I'm almost reluctant to write a review as I don't want too many people to know about it!!

Great value for money!! Can't wait to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How how kind of you L&E to write such a lovely review of our home....thank you so very much, it is not only appreciated by us - but also by the many visitors who look at ads and wonder if the property really is honestly portrayed? - so it is a bonus for them too, as they can read your review and know that our home is truthfully described. We are so glad the Big Birthday was such as great success - Pat can always be relied on to find the very best solution to any little problem - she is such a treasure and we value her help enormously. Many new guests find her a fount of information when it comes to things about both Holetown and finding where things are located in Barbados - and she can be counted on to sort any little detail that may occur while we are away - Such a great friend and manager... we are blessed that she chose to live at Palm Beach too! We look forward to hearing that you are able to return to Barbados soon - and rest assured that all your friends at Palm Beach will welcome you back with open arms! - Thank you again for taking the time out of your busy life to write - we are most grateful :)
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A fantastic Location

  • 4 of 5

A great service from the owners from initial enquiry to the end of the holiday. The local support team for the Condo are not intrusive but are at hand if required.

The location is superb and we spent many hours enjoying the view from the balcony...

Many great restaurants within minutes walk.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much your kindness in taking the time from your busy schedule to write a such a nice review of our winter home. It is so reassuring for future visitors to hear directly from past guests that the property is as advertised. We are most appreciative of your sharing your holiday experience with others. We too spend many happy hours on our balcony watching the glorious Bajan sunsets, and the marvelous light show which follows, when Mother Nature turns the sky such wonderful colours before darkness finally falls, and the moon makes a glittering pathway in the sea. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in our home, and we look forward to welcoming you back at some future date if another Barbados holiday is on your agenda. Thank you again for writing - it is very much appreciated.
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Great website!

  • 5 of 5

Was perfect as advertised. Owner went above and beyond to accommodate. Best location on the island n beach access! Thx

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff for sharing your vacation/ honeymoon experience with future guests. We are so glad that you found our website factual as we really believe in "truth in advertising"! We're delighted that you also feel our location is the best on the island....(that's why we purchased it.... knew we would never find anything better!) Very pleased to hear that our taxi man was able to meet your flight and get you safely installed in our home.... we are blessed to have such a helpful support team. Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to write this helpful review of our home --- it is much appreciated. Our Best Wishes for your future life together
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Perfect beach front setting with a stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit to Palm Beach but our first stay in #1 right on the beach front.

The Condos are perfectly positioned to enjoy the beautiful beach,lovely quiet pool and all Holetown has to offer.

The small reef has created a perfect swimming area and protects the beach with its lovely sandy bays and boardwalks to explore.

The owners are proud to share their "Winter home" and have provided everything necessary for a perfect stay.

Communication was prompt and a pleasure with warm welcomes from Pat and the team as always.

Thank you Pat for all the "extras"it was great to be back!

Thank you Dayle and George for the pleasure of using you home !

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review of our winter home Jan, thank you for finding the time to share your comments with future guests. It is so reassuring for other visitors to read your impressions of our home and the condo complex. We are so blessed to have Pat and the rest of the "team" to ensure our guests have everything they need to fully enjoy their holiday, even though we are miles away! So glad you enjoyed the stunning view from our balcony, we still experience that "Ahh" Moment when we see it again, even after all these years! We, and all the owners, look forward to welcoming you back at some future time for another Barbados stay and in the meantime, thank you once again for writing --- it is very much appreciated. Dayle and George
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#1 is a terrific condo with a spectacular view!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an unforgettable stay at #1 Palm Beach Condominiums!

#1 is a clean and comfortable apartment situated just steps from the beach and a few minutes walk, from the best restaurants and shops in Holetown! The apartment was extremely well kept and had all the towels, linens and appliances to suit our needs.

What really stood out to us was the unbeatable views from the balcony!! #1 is the closest unit to the beach which made for breathtaking and unobstructed views of the water and sunsets. Not only was the location perfect but so were the people.

Pat, the property manager was extremely helpful and Dayle, the owner was always reachable and very attentive to our needs! The locals were very friendly and the activities offered just outside the property were well worth it.

Overall, we had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to others. You definitely cannot beat the view, the location and the wonderful hospitality!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time out of your extremely busy schedule to write this lovely review of our home. When we first saw the view many many years ago, we too were convinced that there was not another panorama like it anywhere else.....and we are still, after all these years, awed by the stunning vista. We are so glad you had an enjoyable vacation, and consider ourselves blessed to have a neighbour like Pat to look out for our guests well being. We really appreciate your writing this review and look forward to welcoming you back whenever you feel like another Barbados vacation, Thanks again , and have a wonderful summer.
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Beautiful beach side Condo in Holetown

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Condo #1 Palm Beach, Holetown many times and love it. It is situated right beside the beach and has a balcony with wonderful views of the beach and sea. It is situated in beautiful tropical gardens with a private pool. The condo has a large sitting room/dining room,a very well equipped kitchen, bedroom and bathroom/shower room. There are many fans throughout the apartment and air conditioning in the bedroom so it is always cool. There are many bars, restaurants and shops nearby. There is maid service, the gardener who takes very good care of the garden and the Manageress lives on site and so is always available for any advice.

We have been staying here for over 20 years and love it.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Fiona for sharing your holiday with future visitors. It is so reassuring for interested people to hear first hand from long time guests such as yourselves, that our home is as advertised and they can have confidence in staying there. We consider ourselves so fortunate that our Manageress, maid and gardener have been fixtures at Palm Beach for many years, which makes for the smooth running of the complex and particularly our home. We, along with everyone at Palm Beach, look forward to your annual vacation, knowing that you will have a wonderful stay each time, and be able to return home feeling refreshed and relaxed!. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review once again, we do appreciate it. Looking forward to welcoming you both back next May As ever - Dayle and George
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Barbados INternational, Bridgetown
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
TML One Love Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Sandy Lane
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Hwy #1
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ragamuffins.(Nearest rum shop 75 meters)
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
St. James
Car: not necessary

Holetown, St.James, on Barbados' west coast, is a 28km, 35 min. drive from the airport, has shops,banks, supermarket, boutique village,new upscale The Lime Grove mall, carhire, bars and restaurants, and an internet cafe. Local bus to Bridgetown, the city, takes 20 mins. Sea is calm and all watersports available. Average sea temp.80F. Barbados still retains a British atmosphere while embracing Caribbean culture. An island of contrasts,it lies partly on both the Atlantic and Caribbean sea,resulting in gentle beaches and rugged cliffs.Normal temp 80-85F, sunny blue skies and white puffy clouds. Tourist attractions include swimming with endangered turtles, Wildlife Reserve, Huntes Gardens, Orchid World, Flower Forest, Andromeda Gardens, Earthworks Pottery, Harrison's Caves, Jolly Roger, Atlantis submarine, Mt.Gay Rum distillery tour, horse racing, cricket, Oistins fish fry, historic buildings, Welchman Gully, Aerial Trek Zipline Adventure, Highland outdoor tours, museums, the Concorde experience, potteries, sugar mills, polo, National parks, sailing day tours with stops for swimming and snorkelling plus drinks and meals, scuba diving, Parliament buildings, historic churches, synagogue, sugar mill ruins, St Nicholas Abbey

Other Activities: Snorkelling at Folkestone Marine Pk, a buoyed area to protect swimmers from water craft. Snorkelling is also easy from the beach directly outside the condo complex, with at least 50 different marine species residing on its outer edge.

Catamaran trips to visit the endangered turtles. Visits to the wildlife reserve, Harrisons Caves, the Animal Flower Cave, Welchman's Hall Gulley ( a pocket rain forest) Huntes Gardens, and other botanical gardens, Historic bldgs. including St Nicholas Abbey one of only 3 Jacobean mansions existing in the New World -plus 2 museums, The Barbados Museum plus the Concorde Experience Museum


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% on booking - balance due 60 days prior to arrival. NON REFUNDABLE - personal cheque, or bank transfer - deposits are possible into a Nat West account. Low season rates $195 US per day per couple. Weekly Special rates. -. No other discounts valid -NON REFUNDABLE -
Small extra laundry charge $140 US per person per week when 3, 4, 5* use apartment (5* =2 parents &3 kids) necessitates hiring 'put you up' extra bed, ** NB**NOT suitable for 5 adults or 2 couples

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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