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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious, perfect beachside location,24hr security,housekeeper,pool,tennis,gym.

'Simply stunning' are words that do not do this luxury apartment justice . Overlooking the beach and Caribbean Sea on a half-mile stretch of sandy beach. Just 30 seconds from the fine powder white sandy beach, Ocean Blue is a modern two bedroom two bathroom apartment that can sleep up to five people. Nestled in a lush oasis of coconut palms, Ocean Blue is on the Glitter Bay Estate which is built in Mediterranean style with beautiful lush gardens and a tropical freshwater pool. The property benefits from a large terrace that overlooks the beach and Caribbean sea and is located in the first building which is closest to the sea and is virtually on the sand. This elegant comfortable apartment is well furnished and is equipped to an unusually high standard for a rental property. It comes with its own dedicated housekeeper. Quite simply it is everything you could desire in a beachside 5* hideaway and is perfect for a honeymoon, romantic getaway or family holiday that you will never forget. There are comfortable sun loungers with mattresses and parasols by the pool and on the beach. Glitter Bay offers all the amenities one would expect in a top class resort. There is a large pool, kid's pool, tennis, gym, table tennis, day time bar and restaurant. The concierge will help with restaurant or tour bookings, they also run the daily beach towel service. With a friendly staff, some of very long standing, the resort exudes an old world charm and is known by many families as the most perfect destination for children.

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Penny Caro
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife, son and I had the opportunity to stay for a week at Ocean Blue at the beginning of January. As outlined in the many reviews, the unit is immaculate, very upscale and extremely comfortable. The layout, furniture and vie of the ocean from the balcony is unparalleled in the whole Glitter Bay complex. In addition, the attention to detail is fantastic with every possible requirement already thought of and available within the unit. For us, a highlight was relaxing on the comfortable balcony furniture while watching the sunset and just enjoying the quite family time.

Glitter Bay is a more intimate complex with an outstanding beach, assigned beach chairs, pool, gymnasium and on site restaurant/bar. This smaller scale was perfect for us, as it offered all the requisite amenities but without the crowds, and calm, quite evenings with that total sense of relaxation. We decided not to rent a car but this was not an issue as the vibrant community of Holetown (with restaurants and shopping) is only minutes away by bus or taxi.

Although, I could rave on about Ocean Blue, the trip was really a success due to the superb care and assistance provided by the owner, Penny and caretaker Chantel. They were absolutely a delight to interact with and provided excellent care during our visit to Barbados. We have been renting upscale locations for our holidays over the last 15+ years and I have to say that Ocean Blue is probably one of (if not) the best vacation rental that we have found. Ultimately, If you are contemplating a visit to Barbados then I highly recommend that you stay at Ocean Blue and experience a wonderful holiday.
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Porters around the St James

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size Four Poster
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Can also be twin beds
  • 1 double, 1 twin
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 6 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This first floor apartment offers delightful light and bright accommation. Rooms are furnished with a relaxed tropical feel and have views over the ocean and lush gardens. The ensuite master bedroom has a king-size four-poster bed air-conditioning and ceiling fan, TV/DVD. The luxurious bathroom has a walk in shower two basins set in marble and there is a coral finish. Bedroom two also has a king-size/twin bed air-conditioning and ceiling fan. The second bathroom has a bath/shower and also has the marble and coral finish with two hand basins. There is a bed-settee in the living room and a travel cot and high chair are available. The kitchen and appliances are modern Italian and include dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob and fridge freezer. There is also a washer/dryer. The outside terrace overlooks the sea beach and palm trees and consists of a formal dinning area seating 8 and a more relaxed area with comfortable seating. The apartment also has a digital safe


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average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews

Amazing apartment in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Ocean Blue is a stunning apartment with fantastic views. From the huge comfy bed to the soft towels and well equipped kitchen, games and books, great housekeeper and helpful concierge. You can see the sea from the bed in the master bedroom and the balcony is luxurious. The kids loved the ‘sea trampolines’ you could swim to and jump off; then you can snorkel the other end of the beach and see some great fish. We even saw turtle hatchlings one morning, and a monkey sat in the tree. There are some amazing restaurants nearby (NOT cheap but fantastic service and you can watch the sunset ) and you can book boats and water sports on the beach too. The pool was lovely and warm and big, and at the end of August we had it almost to ourselves nearly every day! A holiday of a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday in a fabulous Apartment and Resort

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 10 day stay at Ocean Blue in Glitter Bay. We had an amazing time! The Apartment is beautiful and what you see in the photos is exactly what you find on arrival. There were 5 of us in total and we found the apartment to be luxurious, spacious and have everything we needed. I loved sitting on the Terrace early morning just watching the sea, there is no better way to start the day!

Penny was so helpful from the start of our booking to the end of our holiday. It was also lovely to have Chauntel the Housekeeper look after us, she is so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and the apartment was always spotless.

As for the resort, Glitter Bay really is a treasure trove. It has all the facilities of a hotel but we found it much more relaxed and peaceful. The staff are so friendly and helpful. We took advantage of hiring a barbecue one evening, it was set up close to the beach and they made sure we had everything we needed and nothing was too much trouble. The bar area is also a great place to watch the Sunset.

The beach is amazing at Glitter Bay, so clean and has floating pontoons and some good snorkelling. We also found it to be more spacious compared to other stretches along the coast. There is also a system where you are allocated sunbeds on arrival that remain yours for the whole duration of your stay so never an issue with having somewhere to lay.

There are lots of restaurants fairly close by but would thoroughly recommend The Cliff Beachclub, Lonestar, The Fishpot and Spago's Italian. There is a also large Supermarket which we walked too (about 20 - 30 mins) and it has everything you could need but would suggest a taxi back.

We were lucky enough to take a Boat Trip during our stay and snorkel with Turtles which is an experience that we will never forget.

I cannot recommend Ocean Blue, Glitter Bay or Barbados highly enough and would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Really an almost perfect stay for our family of 4. Both girls, ages 11 and 13 had a great time. Beach was quiet. Location couldn’t be better. Condo was perfect. Our second time to Barbados and this visit was outstanding. Only negatives, which are out of control of condo was the cigar smoker in nearby unit, and loud music on the first Friday night from the Fairmont. Not deal breakers for us, and we highly recommend and would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sam, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I agree it is bad news when you have someone who smokes nearby. I personally discourage smokers from booking the apartment as I think it's really anti-social. Thank you for giving us a five star rating, we have an unblemished record and I have been renting for thirteen years. We do try hard to please as I understand how important it is to have a great holiday. We hope to have you and your family come back to stay with us again. Thank you, Penny
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Exceptional spot!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully furnished apartment in an ideal location. We really enjoyed the sunsets from the verandah and hearing the sea. Would definitely recommend, one of the nicest places we have stayed - and we have been to Barbados many times.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Christine, Chantel the housekeeper says you where super guests, so I do really hope we can welcome you again. Always great to have considerate guests. Glad you enjoyed the apartment and the resort. Glitter Bay is a very relaxing place and I am glad you are taking home happy memories. Its very important to us that our guests enjoy the apartment and we do try hard to please. I hear we had a problem with the safes, so I am sorry you had the inconvenience. I understand the problem has been rectified. Kind regards, Penny
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week here and can't wait to go back! Penny has an incredible, luxurious place she is sharing. Chauntel makes you feel at home and is so friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our chats with her.

The location is perfect and the estate grounds are just beautifil. Tony and his team at Glitter Bay keep things top-notch and gave us the VIP treatment.

Not having to worry about finding beach chairs each morning was great; Rocky took care of us for sure. The beach isn't "private"; but, it sure feels that way. The beach was very clean and the water clear and calm. We couldn't have found a better spot.

We thought we were lucky when we saw a fresh turtle nest one evening; but, that was nothing. The next evening, we watched a turtle lay her eggs. What a great experience! The green monkeys on the property were an added bonus.

We had lunch a few times at the on-site restaurant and everything was very flavorful and good. Of course, the beachfront setting is beautiful.

If you want to stay at a luxurious apartment, where great restaurants are close by, with the feel of a private beach club and welcoming people, don't hesitate to stay at Penny's. You'll enjoy your stay and be like us...longing to return less than 24 hours after departing.


Beth, Peter, Connie and Mike

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Guys, You have kindly give the apartment the most amazing review, however the best thing is that you had a holiday to remember and took home some great memories. We really try hard to exceed guest expectations and I am so pleased you have such a lovely time. Hurry back, we love happy guests and luckily we have never yet had anyone staying at apartment Ocean Blue who has not had a fantastic time and rated us five star. Remember returning guests automatically receive a 5% discount. Thank you for your kind words. Best wishes, Penny
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family of four (two boys, aged 12 and 10) at the beautiful Ocean Blue apartment at Glitter Bay. Prior to our arrival, we exchanged many emails with the owner, Penny, who patiently answered all of our questions and made sure that we were happy before we had even arrived.

On arrival, we were met by our driver, Perry, who had been organised by Penny. He was a great fun, knowledgable, reliable and helped shepherd us around for our entire stay.

As to the apartment itself, words cannot express how beautifully decorated and maintained it is. The furnishings and design are stunning, its a great size for a family of four and Penny has managed to think of everything. It is also perfectly located for both pool and beach and the view to the beach is breathtaking.

Glitter Bay itself is a well run property: the gardens and tennis courts, are perfectly maintained, the pool is clean, the beach is perfect and the staff all made us feel welcome. It is also brilliantly located for the many great restaurants around Holetown and Speightstown. On the subject of which, special mention must go to Sea Cat.

We should also mention Chauntel who visited daily to keep the apartment sparkling, which included helping us with some clothes washing.

We really can't recommend Ocean Blue highly enough and can't wait to go back. Those early evenings spent on the stunning terrace with G&Ts will live long in the memory.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom and family, I am so very pleased you had a brilliant holiday, everyone seems to love Ocean Blue and I am pleased to say in all honestly that everyone who has taken the time to review the apartment has given us a five star rating. It is really great when a family let you know how their holiday went as other families find this genuinely helpful. Chauntel said what delightful guests you where and we both look forward to welcoming you back again to your Barbados home from home. Thank you, Penny
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International Bridgetown
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Westmoreland and Sandy Lane
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Beach Club next door
Car: recommended

Barbados, perched in the sea to the east of the Windward Islands is wonderful holiday destination with natural attractions all of its own: acres of rolling green sugar cane fields, a breathtaking coastline of soft sandy beaches lapped by calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean on the west and expanses of wild surf crashing onto the wide sandy beaches of the Atlantic east coast; exotic trees and shrubs such as banyan, mahogany, flamboyant and poinsettia. As you drive across the island you glimpse fine, colonial-style plantation houses and come across villages of houses brightly painted in classic Caribbean colours, surrounded by garden of frangipani and hibiscus. Barbados is a paradise island,. You can enjoy every type of water sport, water skiing, sailing, diving and paragliding. The snorkeling all along the beach is excellent and you may even see a turtle! Windsurfing is available on the south coast side of the island. Game fishing and boats for hire can all be arranged.

Other Activities: Snorkelling


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Porters,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
9 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
5 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
27 Apr 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
14 Sep 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
30 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Late availability rates are always available and we will consider reductions for single occupancy. Please ring or text for details +447710 654085

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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