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Private and secure cottage in Dover/St. Lawrence Gap

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1BR/1BA, Sleeps 2, A/C, WiFi, Stove, Fridge, Washer, BBQ, Private Patio, Parking

Umi is a fully furnished, stand-alone cottage located next to Jahmoon, our vacation home in Dover. This is a walled, fully enclosed property at the far end of St. Lawrence Gap. Umi is surrounded by a flower garden with fruit trees. Very secure and convenient.

Umi has ONE queen-size bed that will sleep 2 comfortably. Great for a single or a couple. There is a ceiling fan as well as A/C. Gated, spacious yard.

Free WIFI. No Cable TV but there is a DVD player and 40 inch wall mounted TV that "usually works" but no guarantees. You didn't come to Barbados to watch TV. Google Chromecast is also available so you can play content (YouTube, NetFlix, etc.) directly from your phone or tablet.

Washing machine free to use. Shower only, no tub.

Security gates on all doors/windows.

Outdoors, there is dedicated patio seating for two but if Jahmoon House is unoccupied during your stay, Umi guests are free to use the large tanning deck. There's also the laundry drying area behind Umi that has high walls for maximum sunbathing privacy.

We are located only 15 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the new Sandals Barbados Resort. Dover Beach is a short walk away where you can enjoy water sports or just stretch out and relax.

Enjoy Barbados. The world's best beaches. Surf, snorkel, swim with turtles. Drink rum where rum was invented. Come meet some of the world's nicest people and let loose!

More Details

Owner
Ty McConney
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Ty McConney

I'm a citizen of the USA and Barbados. An interesting mix of a Barbadian father and Japanese mother. My wife is also Japanese. We have a 13 year old son and live in Santa Cruz, California

My uncle/aunt live around the corner from Jahmoon and help me to manage the property. Several trustworthy friends reside locally and can be of assistance as well. I visit occasionally but not enough.

We love Barbados and want to share it with nice people!

Ty McConney purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Ty McConney chose Christ Church

The location of this property is incredible. So convenient to the beaches, airport, clubs and Bridgetown. Both Sandals Barbados and Turtle Beach resorts are right down the street but not so close to be noisy. Because it's a tourist zone, the area is well lit and monitored by police.

There's so much to do within walking distance! Bus stop is 1 minute away and taxi access is easy. Oistins is 10 minutes by car or bus. You may not even need to rent a car but we can help you to arrange one if you'd like. Guests have a dedicated parking spot in front of the house.

Access to the property is via lockbox. There is one lockbox at the front gate and another one at the cottage entrance. Lock combinations will be provided in advance.

What makes this cottage unique

The entire property is walled so you have excellent privacy. Can't see your neighbors so be a tanning minimalist! I've spent a lot of time designing the flower garden and it's always in full bloom. The property is full of bougainvillea, cactus, desert rose and other colorful flora. Lots of hummingbirds and singing frogs. My neighbors have large mango trees so oftentimes, you can even watch the monkeys but please don't feed them!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Lawrence Gap in Oistins

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Tiled shower, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed. Drawers built-in underneath. Ceiling fan. Two spacious closets.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Private and secure cottage in Dover/St. Lawrence Gap
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
4

Great location, comfortable for 2!

  • 4 of 5

Umi Cottage is easy walking distance to beach's and restaurants in St.Lawrence Gap. Very close to bus routes to Bridgetown and Oistins. We used the buses a lot to get around. Really appreciated the cold beer in the fridge that we found when we arrived. Cosy but fine for 2 people.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chisinau, Moldova
5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time I have booked a appartement and after being home a week, I wish I was back there. The owner of Umi Cottage is lovely and had thought of everything...he even left a beer for us in the fridge :)) He showed everything in the cottage and the next day drove and showed us the beautiful beaches in the vicinity.

Wow!!! is the best word to express our impressions after the stay at Umi cottage. On arrival the cottage was spotlessly clean. The kitchen is well stocked, the bedroom is very comfortable, with plenty of cupboards space. In fact we were commented on just how comfortable was the bed. As we were in Barbados in January the whether was hot and the air conditioning and the fan provided very welcome relief at the time. The bathroom was clean and the shower was wonderfully warm.

While the cottage is very well stocked for self catering we enjoyed every morning having breakfast outside and opted mostly to eat only diners out. We particularly liked "Sand Dollar" bar on the beach where Anne served us with delicious freshly cooked fish.

Overall,this was a lovely place in which to stay. In particular the attention given by Ty to ensure that we were happy with our stay means that I will wholeheartedly recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for somewhere to stay in Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach
5

Charming Cottage Home

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome stay! The cottage is very close to St. Lawrence Gap which makes everything an easy walking distance. That includes the nearest bus stop which runs between Silver Sands and Bridgetown. I would say I spent most of my time in Barbados between those two areas so that worked out perfectly.

The cottage is fully furnished. It's well maintained and very clean. This seems like a cottage that was meant for guests. Has everything you need in the kitchen, which was a nice alternative to eating out everyday. The air conditioner works really well, and is very comfortable to come back to after a long day in the sun. There's a television available with a DVD player and Chromecast, so you can watch Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, etc... I would much prefer this place over any hotel on St. Lawrence Gap. This was a very great value.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Umi Delivered!!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean and presentable. Location was as I expected, close to beaches, shops, bars, and local buses. BUT not too close! I slept very peacefully every night and caught up on much needed rest. No noise or parties at night, in day the dogs would bark sometimes but this was cause of the monkeys in the trees one yard over.

The road in front is busy but the cottage is set so far back its a non issue.

For a single traveller Umi was more than adequate. For a couple I would say still plenty adequate, really depends on your space needs and how much you bring with you.

The cottage is very private with good security measures. I had my scooter locked in at night.

The Wifi was excellent and use of the landline was so handy connecting with my Bajan friends and local businesses.

My only issue was a clogged shower head which I sorted second to last day. Had tiny bits clogging the pipe to head connection. Minor but I ll mention it.

AC was much needed, couple times I overheated and the AC got my northern climatized body cooled down.

I would and will happily stay in Umi again, great little cottage with all you need and nothing more at a very fair price, it's a 4.5star for me.

Shaunster BC

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Teisendorf
5

Alles was man braucht um sich wohl zu fühlen!

  • 5 of 5

Super Lage, gute Ausstattung, beste Verbindungen, freundliche und hilfsbereite Vermieter

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sand Dollar Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Luigi's
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Dover Beach
Car: not necessary

One of the best locations on the island. Privacy of your own cottage in an enclosed (walled) yard. Short walk to beach and St. Lawrence Gap night life area. Easy access to public transportation to Bridgetown and Oistins.

Dover Beach is one of the best on the island and is just a short stroll down the street. There are several staffed information booths where you can reserve local tours and activities. Visit Oistins on Friday night for the famous "fish fry". Fun outdoor karaoke at Dover Beach on Sunday nights. Or maybe watch a cricket match at Dover Field.

On the east coast of the island, Bathsheba offers breathtaking views of the rugged Atlantic coast. Great surfing at the world famous Soup Bowl...beware, experts only!

On the west coast AKA the "Platinum Coast" has calmer Caribbean waters, pricey resorts and large estates owned by celebrities such as Simon Cowell and Oprah Winfrey. Most celebrities stay at the Sandy Lane Resort which is where Tiger Woods got married in 2004. Regular sightings of our local girl Rihanna and F1 legend Lewis Hamilton. A bit too posh for our taste so we stay on the South Coast with the common folks!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Lawrence Gap, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter Season
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£413
for 5 nights
From
£78
£569
£1,971
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£316
for 5 nights
From
£58
£432
£1,504
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £23.37
Refundable Damage Deposit £194.76

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. PayPal is accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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