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Christmas & New Year 2018/19 - Multiple Units, all sea front. 3 Beds & 2 Beds

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bed Penthouse or 2 Bed Floor 4 Ocean View or 2 Bed Gnd with Pool & Ocean view

Crane Beach

Once you gaze out over the sparkling waters of Crane Beach at the never-ending vista of blues, it becomes obvious why Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous declared Crane Beach "One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World".

Other accolades:

'Top 50 Places to Go Before You Die'...BBC’s Holiday Programme

'Top 25 Sexiest Beaches in the World'…The Travel Channel

'No. 23 in Top 100 Beaches in the World' ...CNN

'The Caribbean's 10 Best Hotel Villas' - 2013 ...Caribbean Journal

'Top 10 Beaches Worldwide' - 2013...Destinology

'Best Caribbean Beach' - 2015... USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice

For centuries, Crane Beach has been sought by both locals and visitors for its natural beauty and serenity. Pink, powder soft sand graces your feet, a lush coconut grove sways in the tropical breeze and a golden Caribbean sun help to make this the ultimate paradise – then there is the swimming.

Accessible by a staircase or a glass-front beach elevator (the only one of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean) and protected by a natural coral reef, Crane Beach boasts one of the best swimming venues on the island of Barbados. Besides being safe and having a gentle descent from shallow to deep, it's also soft on your feet as there are no sea urchins, stones or coral underneath.

Crane Beach’s playful waves are perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing.

Beach Services

The glass elevator down to the beach makes Crane Beach accessible to less agile guests

The Beach Hut provides umbrellas, sun loungers and replacement towels complimentary to all hotel guests

Beverages and light meals may be purchased and charged to rooms from The Grove Bar & Grill

There is 24hr security on Crane Beach and regular police patrols – note that for security purposes, the elevator and stairs are locked at sundown

Since Crane Beach is a public beach, a lifeguard is provided by the Barbados Government – note that the station is not manned daily and swimmers should exercise caution at all times

Beach users are advised to avoid swimming when the red flag is flying

Boogie boards are not provided by the hotel

Fun Fact:

In the 18th century it was considered improper for ladies to be seen bathing in public. Sea bathing, however, had become so popular that by 1769 at least one discreet bathing place had been constructed near The Crane. It was referred to as the "Horse" and was approached by steps cut into the sea cliff. The stairs to the "horse" can still be seen descending from the far side of the south of The Crane, much as they were in 1769.

More Details

Pat Gunne
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Pat Gunne

Have been going to Barbados since I was a decades ago!! Now married with 3 kids and keeping up the tradition. Bought in Crane 10 years ago, and never looked back

Pat Gunne purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Pat Gunne chose Saint Philip

It's truly unique. I love Barbados. Nicest and most genuine people in the world. Crane Beach is really really special. It doesn't get any better. The fact that it was the first Spa destination in the Caribbean says it all.

What makes this apartment unique

We only own the best weeks in the best Apartments. Weeks 50-1 and all sea front & unique in their own way.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Philip in Barbados

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bathrooms in total, 2 full, and 1 WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be split to Twin
  • 2 Double Bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Health/Beauty Spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • diving
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Residences By The Sea - Two Bedroom Ocean View Suite With Plunge Pool|Ocean View Suite with 28' Pool|Ocean View Penthouse Ocean View Suite With Plunge Pool This unit is a made up of a 1 Bedroom Ocean View Suite with Pool interconnected to a Junior Garden View Suite 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms 1859 - 2,600 square feet Sleeps 6 adults or 4 adults/2 children Central air-conditioning through hidden ducts Large living room with sofa and sofa bed, Cable TV & DVD, and large dining table and writing desk 2 Master bedroom with handcrafted king-size four poster bed, Cable TV and DVD player, and a writing desk 2 Private bathrooms with spacious wardrobe, a large dressing area, jacuzzi bath, separate toilet room, separate spa shower with multiple shower heads and double vanity Guest bathroom with vanity, toilet and shower Fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, ice dispenser, oven, stove, utensils for 4, microwave, dishwasher and a mini kitchen with small fridge Washer dryer 2 balconies


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Christmas & New Year 2018/19 - Multiple Units, all sea front. 3 Beds & 2 Beds
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Crane Resort exceeded our expectations. Let me begin with the property owner, Patrick. He was responsive and helpful throughout the entire process. The rental unit is very large which made it enjoyable to spend the week with teenagers. It was always spotless with great amenities. The view and ocean breeze were the best parts!

The resort is also wonderful. Great pools and beach with fun and challenging waves. We ate at a few of the resort restaurants and also cooked in the unit. We rented a car and explored other areas and restaurants as well. Five stars across the board. The Bajan people couldn't be more welcoming. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane so thrilled that you and your family enjoyed staying at the Crane. We have 3 separate apartments, all at Christmas time & new year, a 3 bedroom penthouse in building 4, and 2 bedroom ground floor with its own pool in building 5, and a 2 bedroom 4th floor in building 9 with a plunge pool overlooking Crane beach. We have stayed at the Crane as a family for 13 years in a row so we when we were buying we knew the best buildings and the Best apartments within those buildings. So we are so Keen that every one who rents from us have the same enjoyment as we have had over the past many years Crane is special. It’s rustic, close to nature, and special beyond words What is most special about Barbados is the Bajan people, the friendliest nation on the planet Thanks for staying Jane I sincerely hope we will have you and your family with us again, best wishes, pat
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Wonderful family Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Our family absolutely loved Barbados! This was our first time staying at the Crane; the views and the beach are breathtaking. The ocean is the most beautiful blue water and the kids enjoyed playing in the big waves for hours. Our room was spacious and clean and the resort itself was equipped with all the amenities. We really enjoyed lunches at L'Azure on the cliff overlooking the ocean. Pat was extremely kind and helpful in ensuring we had everything we needed.

We look forward to returning to Barbados very soon!



  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This unit completely exceeded our expectations even though we had already stayed at the Crane 3 years ago. The views were fantastic, having our morning coffee overlooking the ocean everyday was amazing. The location of the condo with in the hotel itself made a huge difference compared to the unit we had rented before. Being so close to the pools and restaurant made a big difference for the kids and for us. Much more relaxing without so much walking (in case we forgot something in our room). Pat was so kind from my first email to him about availability right through to the day we arrived. He sent us a kind note asking if everything was ok after we had checked in and emailed me restaurant recommendations the next morning because I had asked him for a suggestion. We have rented condos before but we never heard from the owner once payment had been received. I would recommend his condo to anyone looking to stay at an upscale resort in Barbados. The resort has the best beach on the island and is a 15 min taxi ride to great restaurants and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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David W

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay at The Crane. The unit was perfect for our family of five, including three teenagers. There was more than ample space to relax and get some quiet time, enjoy the view and even host friends for a great meal on the balcony overlooking the Atlantic. We were well taken care of by the staff, and Pat and his family were terrific. They are incredibly trustworthy and made certain that all our needs were addressed well in advance of our arrival date. Pat directly contacted the building's management, who treated us as though we were owners during our stay. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soup Bowl at Bathsheba
Nearest Airport
3.75 Miles
Barbados Airport
Nearest Beach
The Crane
Car: recommended

Plenty of Restaurants on the South Coast, favourites include Champers, Aqua, Pisces, Zen & L'Azure. On the West Coast which is 45 minutes away you have The Cliff, Sandy Lane's Lacajou, Tides, Cin Cin by the Sea and many more. Lone Star great for a long lunch


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