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Blue Ocean Cottage & Sweet Jewel Apartments in Silver Sands! - The Tropical Gecko Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Space 355 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



The Tropical Gecko Studio

The Tropical Gecko Studio took the name from a wonderful Tropical Gecko (the Tokay Gecko which comes from the Tropical East and Southeast Asia) who lives 10 meters far from the apartment. The living area has a double queen bed, sheets of high quality cotton, 2 bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe, safe, a kitchenette with all the necessary: 4 gas burner stove with oven, refrigerator, freezer, sink, cabinets with Italian coffee maker, american coffee maker , toaster, cutlery, dishes, glasses, pots, etc; a small lobby brings you to the bathroom which has sink, toilet and a large shower. At the the entrance of the Apartment there is a wonderful large and covered patio with table, chairs, sofa, hammock and garden with lawn on two sides around. There are also 110 volt plugs (with American system) and european plugs with 220 volt. The studio has a parking place in the front. The property has an outdoor shower and a very well mantained garden with lawn, coconut palm trees and flowers.

About the property

Blue Ocean & Sweet Jewel Apts.

Blue Ocean Cottage and Sweet Jewel Apartments are located in Silver Sands area in the South of the island of Barbados and they are in total 12 different apartments for dimensions, furnitures, expositions and prices.

All of them are with dining / living / kitchen area fully furnished, bedrooms and private bathrooms. The 2 entire areas are surrounded by a wonderful garden rich of palm trees, vegetation and flowers, with a fence and they are monitored by security video cameras. In front of the properties there is also a big parking area.

The Cottage: Blue Ocean Cottage is located next to the stunning Silver Sands surfing beach at the southern tip of the beautiful tropical island of Barbados. Being the easternmost of the windward Caribbean islands, the tropical heat is always tempered by the constant gentle north-easterly Trade Winds, cutting down on mosquitoes and making Silver Sands one of the best spots in the world for windsurfing and kite surfing.

Blue Ocean Cottage and Sweet Jewel Apartments provide a unique combination of fun and relaxation: suffused by the immediate beauty, peace and tranquillity of a palm-fringed surfer’s paradise; yet close to the buzz and excitement of great clubs and restaurants at nearby St Lawrence Gap.

Emerald Palms Apartment, Sea-view Apartment, Tropical Gecko Studio and Two Palms Apartment are perfect for wind/kite/boogie surfers.... who wants to enjoy world-class surfing at Silver Sands beach or Silver Rock beach; lovers who want to laze on tiny unspoilt Coral white sandy beach; anyone wanting to de-stress and get fit.

Emerald Palms & Sea-view Apartments: Emerald Palms Apartment is located at the first floor while Sea-view Apartment is at the ground floor. Overlooking wild and beautiful Silver Sands pasture where you can glimpse green monkeys and tiny Yellow Breast tropical birds. Both Emerald Palms Apartment and Sea-view Apartment can accommodate between 1 and 5 people.

Tropical Gecko Studio and Two Palms Apartment are located at the ground floor of Sweet Jewel Apartments in front of the ocean which is just 80 metres far. Surrounded by green lawn, Coconut Palms trees, flowers and Hamming Birds it's the perfect place just to relax and recharge yourself!

The Location: This island is a windsurfer's and kite surfer’s Mecca. It’s one of the best windsurfing spots of the world. East and North-east winds are constant during the entire year. The incredible spot’s number aloud all levels of wind-kite-surfers to enjoy this magic place.

The water temperature is unbelievable, 26°/30° C warm and constant all year round. During the period of November and July the Trade winds start to blow constantly and between December and April the conditions are absolutely perfect with a very high percentage of constant winds mostly in January and February. The best spot is absolutely Silver Sands beach!

More Details

Stefano Porcu
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Switzer German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Stefano Porcu

NOT many words to say... our guest reviews reflect how we are and what we do. We wait for you in our little portion of Paradise!

Stefano Porcu purchased this house in 2010

Why Stefano Porcu chose Silver Sands

If you love the wood this is the property to be! Because this is the only Cottage of the entire area, made by a French architect with a Bajan engineer with a unique style; it's managed from italian people with an experience of more than 20 years in the turism industry. The Cottage has mosquito-nets in all the apartments, and most of the furnitures are italian too; some apartments and studios have also the air conditioning with independent splits. There is a big parking space in front of the property; The Cottage is very very clean (it's a must for us) fully equipped and the ocean sound is sweet and not so strong as it is in properties which are closer to the sea. It's an absolute secure place, all fenced-in with security cameras and the owners live inside the property

What makes this house unique

Breeze place, very close to the ocean (70 meters), with a close bar and restaurant, bus stop and little grocery. Unique white thin sandy beaches around (Silver Sands, Rescue Beach, Silver Rock), no traffic at all, not too many constructions around. It's still a wild spot and place where you can even admire monkeys, parrots, hamming birds, whales and turtles.

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Accommodation and facilities for The Tropical Gecko Studioin Silver Sands in Christ Church

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 355 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We offer for free: the fastest High Speed internet connection on the island with OPTICAL FIBER (Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections with 20 MB of speed in download and 5 MB in upload, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, gas, water, light, bathroom towels and bed linen.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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The Tropical Gecko Studio
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Tropical Gecko Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Tropical Gecko and second visit to the island.

From first contact with Stefano to arrange our stay to our departure he and Elizabet were fantastic hosts and very interested in making our stay as enjoyable as possible.

The studio was clean and comfortable and everything we needed. We even got a change of towels and bedding which was a complete surprise and not expected.

We would not hesitate to return or tell friends about this place. It was perfect for us.

Thank you S and E for our enjoyable stay.

Cheers and salute.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Glen, it was great to meet and know you and your wife!! We are very happy and proud to read your review and to know that you found the studio clean and comfortable! To offer the apartments clean and the towels and the bed linen changed for us it's absolutely a must! We are looking forward to meet you again in the next future!! Stefano & Elisabetta Blue Ocean Cottage & Sweet Jewel Apartments Silver Sands - Barbados
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Unforgettable !

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment, perfect for our holiday. First impression: very clean( room, bathroom). The patio overlooking the garden, well mainteined.The kitchenette is well organized, you find all utensils for cooking (even the oven). Wi-fy works properly. The beach is only one minute walking from the apartment and you find there a nice bar to chill out or eat something. By walking you can even reach other beautiful beaches. Elisabetta and Stefano have been perfect ! They gave us a lot of advice on the island, the different beaches, the watersports ana what to visit in this beautiful, tropical island. For local trasportation , the bus stop n°11 is only three minutes from the apartment. by walk, and takes you to Bridgetown along the coast where there are other beaches. I would strongly recomend this apartment to a friend. I think next time I'll fly to Barbados, my place will be The Tropical Gecko Studio !!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Giovanni, it was a big pleasure to meet, know and have you and your wife as our new guests here in our Tropical Gecko Studio. We are very happy that you liked the apartment, the garden and the area around and that you appreciated our advices. We hope so see you again in the future, kind regards Stefano & Elisabetta Blue Ocean Cottage and Sweet Jewel Apartments 17 063 - Silver Sands - BARBADOS
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Elisabetta e Stefano, perfetti padroni di casa

  • 5 of 5

Piccolo e delizioso monolocale appena ultimato, perfettamente pulito e ordinato, esattamente rispondente alle foto pubblicate, con giardino e spazio verandato esterno dotato di tavolo ed amaca, perfetto per la colazione e i momenti di relax.

A 200 mt dalla meravigliosa e selvaggia spiaggia di Silver Sand paradiso per kiters e windsurfers. A 200 mt dal Surfers Bay Bar dove si può pranzare cenare a prezzi modici in riva ad mare e godere del tramonto o della musica live un paio di sere a settimana. A 500 mt dalla fermata del bus che porta in 10 minuti alla città di Oistin in mezzora nella capitale Bridgetown lungo il percorso tutte le più belle spiagge attrezzate e facilmente balneabili. La fermata del bus è davanti al minimarket posto dove si trova lo stretto necessario. Queste info e tante altre turistiche e pratiche sono presenti nel book che Elisabetta e Stefano hanno predisposto per i loro clienti.

Elisabetta e Stefano mi sono venuti incontro in ogni necessità relativa al soggiorno presso il loro studio, dandomi aiuto ed ottimi consigli anche per visitare l isola; perfetti nella loro ospitalità, posso dire con gioia di aver trovato due amici sinceri.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Buongiorno Oriana, e' stato un piacere conoscerti ed averti ospite al nostro Tropical Gecko Studio! E davvero con grande piacere che abbiamo letto la tua bellissima recensione a 5 stelle e che ti sia piaciuto il nostro Studio e la zona dove ci troviamo. Sapere che hai apprezzato la nostra presenza ci lusinga e ci ricorda che siamo sempre sulla buona strada. Ci auguriamo di vederti presto di nuovo qui a Barbados o in Italia! Tanti auguri di buon anno nuovo! Stefano ed Elisabetta
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Highly recommended! We will probably be back :)

  • 5 of 5

After extensive research I got in touch with Stefano, the Italian owner. I booked the "Tropical Gecko Studio" for 2 weeks directly through Stefano and wired the money to his Barbados Account. Felt a bit risky at but worked out perfectly! Everything was as promised when we arrived and I got a much better price, which saved me about 200 US$.

The appartment is well maintained, clean, has all the utilities you need (incl. fast WiFi and a well equiped kitchen for a bit of cooking), offers a spacious patio with hammock and roof and an additional outside shower for a quick splash during hot days.

We had quite a few questions during our stay and Stefano was always helpfull, be it personally, via E-Mail or WhatsApp. He helped us find a good surf school, get a rental car on short notice - which was even delivered to our door step, and generellay helped with a great amount of tips for the island. Thank you again Stefano - we had a great time!

The appartment is in a quiet area with the beach and a beach bar/restaurant 2 min away. The next mini mart (small convenience store), which is also the closest bus stop, is a short 5 min walk away. We regularly used the mini buses to go to Bridgetown (just 2 BBD / 1 US$ per ride). The ride to the closest supermarket, Miami Beach and Oistins in Bridgetown take about 20min. The mini bus is a low-cost and convenient alternative to a rental, if you want to explore the South Coast.

All in all we really enjoyed our stay a lot and we will probably come back to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christian, thank you very much for you exceptional review! It was a great pleasure for us to meet you and your girlfriend and to have the honor to host you in our recently renovated Tropical Gecko Studio in Sweet Jewel Apartments! We really hope to see you soon again in Barbados in one of our properties! We will continue always to do our best to help and satisfy you making your holiday more than ever unforgettable!! Take care.... and congratulation again for your engagement on the spot!!! Stefano & Elisabetta
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A perfect base in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The tropical gecko studio is one of two in a small property with its own pretty garden. We have stayed in both studios and felt very happy and comfortable in both. The studios are very well equipped and maintained to a high standard. There is wifi, which is a bonus. There is plenty of space to sit outside and relax at all times of the day under the shady verandah. The studios are safe and secure, with outdoor lights at night and security cameras.

There is a beach bar just two minutes walk away, where you can just have a drink and listen to music, or have something to eat and watch the sun set over the sea. Lovely! The surrounding area is not over-developed and has a friendly, laid back feel to it.

The owner, Stefano, is exceptionally friendly and helpful. He is always around to answer questions or to give advice if you need it.

I have no hesitation in recommending this studio (and the other properties that Stefano and Elisabetta have) to anyone.

We did not get to see the tropical gecko after whom the studio is named, but we have seen his picture. Maybe next time!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda and Tony, We thank you for being our guests again and for your excellent review! We are very happy that as our repeater clients you liked also our Tropical Gecko Studio and that you found yourself happy, comfortable and safe in it and in the property in general. Whenever you may need we are here at your disposal to make your holidays and stay unforgettable as usual! For sure when you will be back next time soon, I will show you the real Tropical Gecko after whom the studio is named... he is a bit shy and comes out only in the evening between 4 and 6 p.m.!! :) We wish you all the best, Stefano and Elisabetta
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Cute, clean and cozy

  • 4 of 5

This was our third trip to Barbados and each time we have stayed in one of Stefano's studio apartments. First time in Tropical Gecko, and as usual we had a great week with no problems and were very comfortable. Would recommend to anyone looking for a reputable, clean and safe place to stay on South Coast!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jeannie, thank you for your nice review, it was a big pleasure to have you as our guest here for the third year!! We hope to see you soon again, take care. Stefano
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Surfer's Bay Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Bridgetown Port
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest mini market
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Surfer's Bay
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
Bus Stop
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Rescue Beach

Blue Ocean Cottage is located Ocean-front 70 meters far from the water, near 2 great beaches: Silver Sands and Silver Rock made both of a white thin wonderful sand which are considered one of the best locations for windsurfing and kite surfing all over the world.

It's also 180 meters far from Rescue Beach, 210 meters far from Silver Sands Beach and 520 from Silver Rock Beach.

There are different wind/kite surfing shops and schools in the area, where you can have your private lessons or you can even rent your equipment.

Near Blue Ocean Cottage there is also Surfer's Bay which is Bar & Restaurant, where you can taste the local cuisine and drink the excellent local Rum and Beer in a splendid ocean front location! 5 Minutes drive from the town of Oistins and the fantastic fish-market where every Friday you can appreciate the fresh fish bajan style cooked.


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