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Beach front villa with fabulous panoramic ocean view

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Long Bay - Altamar

A 4-bedroomed beach villa with 3 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8 (8 with annex)

Situated adjacent to a small sandy beach on a low cliff, 'Altamar' is an exclusive property in one of the most spectacular oceanfront locations in Barbados. Set in extensive, private, landscaped grounds, peppered with coconut palm trees, the property enjoys breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. The villa is roomy and fully equipped to a high standard. Outside, the large wooden deck area has recently been completely renewed and extended to incorporate a brand new spa tub offering wonderful views of the ocean. The covered terrace provides sheltered outdoor dining on warm Barbados evenings. The villa is situated in a peaceful area of Barbados, away from the hustle and bustle of the south and west coast – although both areas are only a short drive away. Crane beach is a few minutes drive, with other quiet beaches within walking distance. With constant cooling sea breezes wafting through the villa and grounds, Altamar is a wonderful oceanfront villa, the perfect relaxing retreat.

Enjoy Altamar in Barbados all year round: Our ocean front property can be enjoyed in Barbados all of the year with perfect daytime and evening temperatures. It tends to be less breezy, with calmer sea in the summer months (June to September), making swimming and snorkeling at the small beach within a few steps of the villa a perfect way to keep cool and enjoy some exercise. The summer can be an exciting time in Barbados with the famous 'Cropover Festival', taking place in July and August. In addition, the many golf courses can be enjoyed in Barbados all the year round.

Cricket in Barbados: If you are a cricket fan, there's nothing better than watching the sport in Barbados. The villa offers access to many of the local grounds (for example, the Windward cricket club is only a few minutes drive away). Cricket is played virtually all year round in Barbados, but the main season runs from May to December. Good quality regional inter-island games can be seen at the modernized Kensington Oval in Bridgetown (about a 40 minute drive from the property), as well as at a number of the local grounds. These are excellent opportunities to watch some cricket, drink a Banks beer and rub shoulders with many of the past and present stars of Barbados and West Indies cricket. Whatever the game, rest assured that you will be welcomed at any ground that you come across where a game is taking place!

Golf in Barbados: There are numerous golf courses to enjoy in Barbados. The acclaimed 18-hole Barbados Golf Club is located only about 20 minutes by car from the villa. The Barbados Golf Club, located at Durants in the southern parish of Christ Church, is popular in Barbados with local players as well as visitors. The course was approved and sanctioned by the PGA European Tour to host a PGA Seniors Tournament in 2003 and it has also hosted the Barbados Open on several occasions. In additional, the 9-hole Rockley Golf Course, the oldest Golf Club in Barbados is situated on a premier residential development on the South Coast of Barbados. Rockley is about a 25 minute drive from the villa. Not forgetting golf at Sandy Lane on the West Coast of Barbados. With 45 holes of golf on three courses, Sandy Lane offers wonderful golf for players of all skill levels.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Sharon Kemp
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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About Sharon Kemp

We are an English couple who fell in love with Barbados in the 1990's. We frequently stay in our lovely home in Barbados and over the years have made lot's of friends on the island.

Sharon Kemp purchased this villa in 2002

Why Sharon Kemp chose St. Philip

You'll know why we love Altamar the minute you walk out to the deck and see the view of the ocean!

What makes this villa unique

The villa sits on a large tropical plot in a quiet residential location. You'll feel like a film star in your own private retreat. When you want to go out to 'the action' on the island, nothing is too far away!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Tim D, 3/03: 'The setting & house are fantastic, relaxing with breathtaking views.'

Chris H, 4/05: 'Lovely island, cool people, great location. Cool breeze.'

Kemper family, 12/05: 'Altamar is a great place in a superb position. We love the sound of the sea & the permanent cooling breeze.' 'Great villa, very well equipped!'

Davenport family, 4/06: 'Altamar is such a fantastic house in such a beautiful setting.' 'Only one word for it - paradise!!!'

Brian & Julie E, 5/06: 'This is the best ever yet of all the other places in the world we have visited. Our heaven on earth.'

John & Judith D, 7/07: A wonderful house in a beautiful setting. We all had a relaxing, enjoyable holiday.'

Melissa & family, 3/07: Thank you for a wonderful week! The view is outstanding & the house is so perfect!'
Nov 2007
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based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Beach front villa with fabulous panoramic ocean view
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews

Just what we were looking for...

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived at Altamar, we were truly impressed. The villa was spacious and perfect for our family. I don't just mean the size and bedrooms, but the grounds, the location, and above all the feeling of the place. We had a full moon the first night there and we all swam in Sharks Hole under the moonlight. Spectacular. A few people in our party have lived in Hawaii for several years, so staying in a house all done up and with a pool was definitely not what we were looking for. We wanted a villa that captured the island and allowed us to be a part of our surroundings. Altamar did this perfectly. The neighborhood was lovely and reminded me of the area I lived in Hawaii; quiet, local, and away from the touristy spots. Yet it was so easy to get around and drive to the highlights, like Oistens. We were there for my sisters wedding at the Crane, so the location was also perfect for me to make the frequent trips there and spend time with other relatives on Crane beach. My family and I are already talking about when we can all get to Barbados again and stay at Altamar. Thanks Sharon for such a wonderful place. And thanks, also to Yvette, Hyacinth, and Hazel, for the incredible hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Altamar. We were confident that our villa would suit you perfectly, given the tranquil setting and location only 5 minutes from the Crane. You are all most welcome to return whenever you're ready to visit Barbados again!
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Superb property, magnificent location

  • 5 of 5

This property ticked all the boxes for us. We rate it as the best we have rented anywhere.

We loved the location, particularly being able to watch the sea from rooms in the house and from the terrace. The other great benefit is that it is only 12 steps down to the small sandy cove at Sharks Hole for a cooling splash around in sea. The beach was often our private territory. There is covered outdoor eating and sitting area, which leads on to a large deck. This was ideal for sunbathing even during the occasional shower, as we simply pulled the sunbeds back under cover.

The property is very well equipped and was immaculately clean. It is only 15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from an excellent supermarket.

We liked it so much that we have asked to use it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your time at Altamar. We look forward to accommodating you again in the future. - Sharon
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Paradise in Barbados

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This villa really is a little piece of paradise. My partner and I were lucky to have a holiday in this wonderful place in January.

The location is perfect. In a quiet , residential area within a short drive to all the tourist spots, wonderful beaches and great places to eat . The owners have thoughtfully provided a folder and many leaflets to help you decide and plan your holiday.

The villa itself is amazing. It is set on the edge of a cliff, with steps down to a lovely little cove where you can swim in low tide and paddle in high !!! Owners have provided everything you need for a comfortable stay. It is spotlessly clean too !

The weather was perfect, hot with constant sea breeze to keep you cool !

You will not tire of sitting watching the sea whether you are drinking rum on the patio, enjoying a meal Al Fresco or chilling in the jacuzzi . This place has it all.

We are planning our next trip as we speak.

Thank you very much

Cheryl Beadle (Kent, England)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I regularly travel to Barbados but this was our first time staying at Altamar. It was just the two of us for our first week and then our adult children and their partners joined us for Christmas & New Years. We all fell in love with Altamar and agreed that we would be happy to return again one day. We spent most of our time on the back deck overlooking Sharks Hole and looked forward to low tide every day so that we could go for our daily dips. Sitting on the rock overlooking the water was also a favorite pastime. As our childrens' partners had never been to Barbados, the plan was to do the tourist thing with them but it turned out that no one ever wanted to leave our very peaceful new home! We would go out to Emerald City or stop at Cutters for food, perhaps stop somewhere for lunch and then the men would barbeque at home in the evening. We had lots of shade for those that needed to be out of the sun during the day and the star gazing in the evening was heavenly. A perfect family Christmas!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed our very special beach villa. You are all most welcome to return - hopefully very soon!
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Vacanze fantastiche

  • 5 of 5

Che dire ...................... fantastico, il paradiso.

Altamar è tutto quello che si può desiderare.

Una villa con un panorama splendido.

La villa corrisponde esattamente alla descrizione data, pulita e molto confortevole.

Noi eravamo in sei e ci si stava benissimo.

La mattina ci svegliavamo di buon ora e dopo una colazione nel patio, con la vista del mare e le risate dei locali che facevano il bagno (era un piacere sentirli!!) iniziava la nostra giornata alla scoperta, ogni giorno, di una nuova spiaggia.

L'ultimo giorno abbiamo anche nuotato con le tartarughe, fantastico.

Un ringraziamento oltre che a Sharon anche a Jan, persona disponibilissima.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys - sounds like you had a great time at Altamar. For all you prospective renters who can't read Italian here's a translation of the review: "Fantastic holiday What can I say ...................... fantastic paradise. Altamar is everything you could want. A villa with a splendid panorama. The villa is exactly the description given, clean and very comfortable. We were six and it was fine. Each morning we woke up early and after breakfast on the patio, with views of the sea and the laughter of the locals who were bathing (it was a pleasure to hear them!) we began each day to explore a new beach. The last day we also swam with the turtles, great. Many thanks also to Sharon as well as Jan."
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  • 5 of 5

You never really know what you're getting when you make a reservation on the internet, but Altamar is all that it advertises and more. Great location, grounds and the sharks hole is fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get away from the touristy spots and just relax. We had 3 couples in our group and had plenty of space. We used the kitchen often and also cooked on the outdoor bbq. The propery is amazing, a real deal for the price. The only downside, which wasn't a downside to me was no AC. One of the other couples wished we had it, but I thought the breeze was plenty to cool us during the heat of the summer days. I can't wait till we can return with our kids, as I know they would love it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jack - it was a pleasure having your group stay at Altamar. It's interesting what you said about there being no AC. Like you, we actually find that most guests prefer the cooling ocean breeze to AC. We look forward to welcoming you back with your kids.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Barbados Golf club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Crane Hotel
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Sharks Hole
Car: recommended

The villa is situated on the unspoiled South East coast of Barbados close to Sam Lord’s Castle, sitting on a low cliff right on the oceanfront. Besides having a small beach a few steps away, a number of large popular beaches are close by. These include Sam Lord’s Castle beach (within walking distance), the world famous Crane beach, Bottom Bay and Foul Bay which are all a few minutes drive away. The villa is located in the rural Barbados parish of St. Philip, a 15 minute drive from the airport and 40 minutes from Bridgetown, the Barbados capital. There is a substantial shopping area 10 minutes away by car, including a large supermarket, petrol station pharmacy and bank with ATM. The busy Barbados South coast nightlife of bars, restaurants and nightclubs is all about 25 minute drive away. There are numerous golf courses to enjoy in Barbados. The 18-hole Barbados Golf Club is located about 20 minutes by car from the villa. The 9-hole Rockley Golf Course is about 25 minutes by car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Long Bay, St. Philip

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2016
16 Apr 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016/17
16 Dec 2016 - 16 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £820

The rental rates are variable depending on the occupancy and the season in Barbados (the winter season is a more expensive villa rental time in Barbados). Lower rates are available for occupancies less than the maximum of 8 people. Please ask for a quote!

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Long Bay, Barbados

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master ensuite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The large bathrooms in the villa were completely refurbished within the last few years. All have showers and one also has a bath tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Shared bathroom with bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Shared bathroom with bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , With ensuite bathroom
  • All bedrooms have views of the ocean and enjoy cooling sea breezes from the East. Rental of the property is for up to 8 persons. Please state the number of bedrooms in the villa you will require in your rental request.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The property also has extensive outside dining, seating and wet-bar areas are also available under a covered terrace with a fabulous ocean view. Evenings in Barbados are pleasantly warm, so you will welcome the outside dining and seating facilities at the villa. A brick-built BBQ grill is available on the property near the terrace. Please note that the Spa tub is not heated, but will heat up naturally by the sun during the day. The water temperature typically reaches 32 - 35 degrees C (90 - 95 degrees F). Complimentary wireless broadband internet access is available in the villa.

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