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Private and secure cottage in Dover/St. Lawrence Gap

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


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. Most visitors use the free wifi to watch TV on their personal device. Internet speed is fast.

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

Ty McConney
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

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 teenage 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 Saint Lawrence Gap

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Saint Lawrence Gap around the Maxwell Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests staying beyond the 12 PM checkout time will be charged accordingly. Late check out considered upon request.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Tiled shower, no tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed. Drawers built-in underneath. Ceiling fan. Two spacious closets. Air conditioning.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Private and secure cottage in Dover/St. Lawrence Gap
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Umi cottage is an updated, nicely equipped property. We found it clean and in great shape. We enjoyed the independence of staying where we could cook our own food, as restaurants can be very expensive in Barbados. Uncle Courtenay was responsive, bringing a couple supplies when we asked. Plus, we're not big on drinking, so all-inclusives can frustrate as I don't feel like we get our money's worth. Anyways, you'll enjoy your stay in the Umi cottage. Although it is small, it's in great shape and conveniently located. For some reason, we couldn't get the cable working on the tv, which may be our own fault, but it would have been nice to be able to catch a movie at night. I tried to get it to work a couple times, but gave up.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very neat and tidy. When we arrived there was some bottle water, soda, and bathroom condiments available so we didn't have to rush out to get supplies. It was so nice to be able to sit on the patio with your morning coffee enjoying the humming birds, little lizards and occasionally a green monkey. The location of the cottage was a 5-10 minute walk to the beach and all the restaurants on the GAP and there was plenty of lighting on the streets so if your out after dark it was safe to walk home. I would definitely stay in the cottage again if and when I were to go back to Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

The property was dirty when I came .I had to clean the spiderwebs that were all over the house .Ty told me somebody had came to clean which wasn't true .I never got my deposit back One of the worst experiences I've had .

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have several rental properties and have always received 4 or 5 star ratings from pleasant guests but then there's Victoria. She was the absolute worst rental experience we've ever experienced. Victoria is deceptive and untrustworthy. While in Barbados alone, she said she was lonely, wanted to go home and requested a refund. Of course, we refused since she was already onsite for several days. Subsequently, she contacted her credit card company directly to initiate a credit without telling us...and while still residing in the cottage for the full 2 weeks! And during her stay, she had several unauthorized visitors sleeping at the property and created a mess of the place with empty liquor bottles and half eaten food. Upon discovering her deceptive approach and her nasty living conditions in our cottage, we desperately awaited the end of her 2 week stay. She ignored the checkout time and stayed well into the evening before departing. And then it got worse. Unfortunately, we failed to change the lockbox codes for the cottage so she TRESPASSED onto the property the following week and spent 2 more nights in the cottage until she was discovered as a squatter. We engaged the Barbados police and immigration officials to have her removed from the property and the island. Needless to say we were shocked by her criminal behavior. The cottage is very clean and accommodating as noted in previous, legitimate reviews. We have given her a 1 star rating and filed a formal complaint with VRBO in hopes that other hosting families don't have to experience such a terrible guest. We've learned our lesson and will only rent to experienced, verified guests henceforth. We would strongly recommend not renting to this woman.
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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: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chisinau, Moldova

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: 26-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach

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: 02-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sand Dollar Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
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!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £22.83
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.27

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. PayPal is accepted. Check out time is 12PM.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.