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A little gem in the Caribbean

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Retreat - The Boathouse, No. 134

One bedroom, luxury bathroom, sitting room, kitchen & covered terrace

This beautifully furnished petite villa is one of only two free standing condominiums within Port St. Charles. Located on the island in the middle of the lagoon, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this little gem offers a unique combination of privacy and elegant comfort. The addition of a charming covered outdoor living terrace with a variety of container plants comes complete with coral stone dining table, barbecue and large wrap-around sofa which gives this unit a spaciousness not usually found in a one bedroom villa. Outside there is an additional marble shower room. The property is beautifully appointed with a modern fully-equipped kitchen, flat screen TV DVD player and HiFi, air conditioning throughout, marble luxury bathroom, 4 poster bed and an additional queen size bed sofa in the lounge. Safe, telephone with free local calls and internet access. The unit comes with a 50ft. mooring and dedicated parking for one car.It is also quiet and away from any road noise.

amenities at Port St. Charles: Some of the attractions available are as follows:

Gated secure complex

Membership of the Port St Charles Yacht Club is now included in your booking, but all beverages must be paid for

at the bar or at Reception before departure.

Reception with helpful staff able to book car hire, restaurants, taxis

Water taxis to take you around the site

Parking space

Internet access with own high speed router

Tennis Courts

Sunset isle bar with swimming pool

Beach with sunloungers and umbrellas

Hair/Beauty Salon*

Massage Treatments*


Beach Towels

Off shore Reef with coral, swim with turtles and tropical fish

Ability to put you in touch with water sports & diving professionals.

Speightstown with its colourful markets and shops.

Quality local restaurants - The Fishpot, Mangoes by the Sea, Lone Star and The Cliff

Designer shops and jewellery in Limegrove complex Holetown - emeralds a speciality

Luxury cinema in the Limegrove complex

Supermarkets in Speightstown and Holetown

Lively Bridgetown with bars and nightlife.

Oistins fish market on a Friday night with music

Welcome pack on your arrival.

Collection from the airport*

*subject to additional cost

Additional features of this splendid apartment are:

Daily cleaning services*



*All of these services are at an additional cost

We cannot recommend Port St Charles highly enough. It guarantees a relaxing holiday in superb comfortable surroundings. We have enjoyed having numerous guests in our villa over the last three years and everyone says how wonderful the atmosphere is and how completely at ease they have felt. Barbados is an island of many different aspects, much of it still in the old colonial style, but also much of it now moving forward into its own place. The East coast, wild and rugged, is different again but well worth a visit. And, of course, don't forget the Bajun love of cricket and horse-racing. All of these aspects add to a perfect holiday retreat. We hope, if you choose to stay with us, you will feel equally satisfied with your Caribbean gem.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Colleen Snookes
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
30 August, 2016
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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

A little gem in the Caribbean
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Relaxing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

OMG! This unit is superb. Everything about both the unit and Port St Charles is meticulous. Resort services and working with Colleen were easy. The unit is truly better in person than in the pictures (I know, how is this possible since the pictures are so beautiful). Enjoy the beauty of Barbados at this unit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monique, Thank you so much for a lovely review. I am truly touched by your kind comments. It will now appear "top of the list," for reviews. Once again thank you very much. Colleen Snookes
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First class one bedroom harbourside apartment

  • 4 of 5

This is a very beautiful one bedroom property in a very peaceful location. Bed is very comfortable, air conditioning works well and living room and dining table on the porch overlooked the harbour are furnished to a high standard.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a two week stay in this beautiful apartment. We had everything we could possibly need,it was just perfect. This was our second time staying a port St Charles after staying in other places on the island over the last 12 years and it is by far the best yet. We will definitely be booking again soon, thanks to Colleen and Nick.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Simply amazing. We spent 1 week at the Boathouse in Port St Charles this November. The villa is gorgeous with lovely views, and turtles outside the window! Oh and hummingbirds! The furnishings and décor were lovely and when we got there the staff had filled the fridge and cupboards with food and drinks. How fab is that?

As for PSC. Very impressive. The staff are brilliant (big thanks to Shakira). The lagoon pool was very relaxing, with an honesty bar! And getting the water taxi to the beach was great fun. The beach is fantastic – stunning outlooks, very quiet, great snorkelling and a stones throw from the yacht club. Another place worth a visit for lunch.

Colleen & Nick – thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We’re definitely coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a glorious 10 days at The Boathouse. Immediately we opened the door on our arrival at this little villa in Port St Charles we felt relaxed. It is situated on a small island accessed over a bridge just across from the reception. This is a peaceful part of the marina but within easy walking or water taxi ride from the beach, pool and yacht club. We really miss sitting in the pretty outdoor sofa area for our morning tea watching the various birds and in the evening with a rum punch watching the sun go down. We used the very well equipped kitchen for breakfast and a couple of evening meals but, we also had several meals at the yacht club which were very reasonably priced and good quality. The friendliness of the staff in the resort combined with the facilities and comfort of the boathouse made our holiday an experience we can’t wait to repeat.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best stay in 13 years

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an amazing trip to Barbados. Having been visiting the island for 12 years previous in hotels, it was a change to go self catering. The owner is extremely easy to deal with & makes the booking & stay ultra simple. The apartment is positively stunning. Although only a 1 bed it feels more like a 3 bed with a great mix of inside & outside space. When we arrived there was everything you needed for the first day included & the specification inside is very high indeed. Spending a late sunset on the terrace with the marina in front is magical & very relaxing, the photos here don't do it justice. Port St Charles itself is beautiful, the pools are spacious & the food at the Yacht club is great & reasonably priced, with friendly staff. The owner also has contacts of watersports such as skiing / wake boarding / turtle feeding & scuba diving for those wishing for a more adventurous trip. All in all this has been our best visit since our wedding stay in 2010 & we would definitely recommend a stay here, unless thats when we're planning to return ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Grantley Adams Airport
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
The Fishpot
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Heywoods Beach
Car: recommended

Famous Port St. Charles, the only other customs port in Barbados , welcoming many international celebrities and business people. Apt. 134 stands alone, in its own garden, on an island in the PSC marina. From the front of the property gaze out at the protected marina and its abundant wildlife. The beach is spectacular with its fine white sand and warm azure sea. There are two bars with swimming pools and light refreshments. Also available is a state-of-the-art gym,tennis courts and water taxis to transport you around the site. Nearby historic Speightstown with its rum shacks, markets, restaurants, art gallery and supermarkets. Local tourist attractions include the butterfly and orchid farms, Harrisons Caves and many old colonial homes and redundant sugar plantations. Nearby is Mullins Bay, Holetown, Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland hotel & golf courses and many famous restaurants such as Lone Star,Fishpot & The Cliff


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Retreat, St. Peter

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
late summer
17 Aug 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
xmas & new year
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High winter
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low winter
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

How to make a booking:
1. Complete 'Make an enquiry now' form.
2. Terms and conditions and bank details will then be sent to you.
3. A security/reservation deposit of £200/$300 is then required to be paid either by BACs payment or cheque. The second payment (50%) will be due 60 days prior to arrival, the remaining to be paid 30 days prior to arrival. Late bookings will be required to pay amount

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Retreat, Barbados

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Enchanting master bedroom with romantic four poster bed. Chaise lounge for you to relax in whilst getting ready for that special meal. Lots of cupboard and hanging space, deep drawer chest of drawers with a dressing table in the alcove. Hair dryer provided. Safe in the bedroom as well as ceiling fan and air conditioning.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The sitting room is beautifully presented with a sofa and arm chair, flat screen TV, music system and bar stools for chatting to the chef in the open kitchen. A well equipped, modern kitchen awaits you containing everything you will need for a perfect holiday. Large American fridge/freezer with ice maker, electric hob and oven. Microwave and coffee maker. Plenty of utensils and cookware. Nearby,but hidden away, is an American washer/dryer. French doors lead out to the dining area with a wonderful glass topped coral dining table and six chairs. Large sideboard for serving your guests, and soft lighting to create a soothing atmosphere. The most appealing area though is the large wrap-around sofa on the terrace overlooking the marina, surrounded by lush tropical plants and Caribbean shutters. Sitting in the evening sipping your Rum Punch, watching the sun set over Port St. Charles with the lights twinkling in the peaceful lagoon is a magical experience which will not be forgotten.

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