The Coconut Studio is a sweet little jewel on the private estate of the Inchcape Seaside Villas. It's modern amenities combined with it's stylish design for outdoor living par excellence in the Caribbean and it's tropical setting right on Silver Sands Beach provide for affordable luxury on a very up market property.
Coconut has it all, a nice living bedroom with satellite tv, private tel. line and complementary high speed wireless internet access and a hammock to relax and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.
Patio furniture, out door dining setting and lounge chairs to relax in the sun round up the picture of a complete holiday home, just a few steps away from the lovely white sand beach in front of the property.
Inchcape Seaside Villas right on the white sand beach of Silver Sands
Luxurious 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom apartments right on Silver Sands Beach
All units at the Inchcape Seaside Villas stand for extravaganza in architecture and Caribbean lifestyle at its best. “House Seaside”, House Sunset, The Seaside Cottages, the Garden Apartment and the Coconut Studio are more than just a place to stay. Our accommodations let you experience the exotic mix, flavor and coziness of an old Caribbean plantation style property, serving today as beautifully located ocean front holiday homes, on the western end of the white sand beach of Silver Sands with it’s crystal clear and turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. “The Seaside-Cottages”, can be considered a fine example of beautifully designed and finished West Indian homes. The houses are framed by a natural garden of tropical plants and trees and its wooden decks and terraces on the ground and second floor level, just a few meters from the water’s edge, are responsible for breathtaking and unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. The Inchcape units truly are a wonderful experience.
Windsurfing: The spot to windsurf in Barbados is the area of Silver Sands, where the conditions are challenging yet forgiving and where circumstances are unbelievably convenient - and Inchcape is located right on the edge of Silver Sands beach.
You only rig up once and store your equipment just a few steps from the water. Shower, shade, relaxation area, everything combined right at your house, right on the spot, which is so unique. We have made it possible for you to enjoy this luxury windsurfing experience at our gorgeous vacation home, Inchcape in Silver Sands, on the Caribbean island of Barbados.
Sounds to good to be true?!? May be it does, but this dream will come true for you when you decide to come and stay with the people who discovered Silver Sands as a world class wave windsurfing spot. In 1978 Rosi and Wolfgang, your hosts at Inchcape, were the first people to ever sail at Silver Sands' reef formations.
Kitesurfing: Jim Drake, one of the inventors of windsurfing in the '70s, had already experimented with a wing, shaped like a hangglider, in the early stages of windsurfing... Time has gone by and the wing has become a kite which finally turned out to be an appropriate alternative for accelerating a surfboard using windpower.
Since kitesurfing really started taking off about two years ago, the still relatively small kitesurfing community learned quickly that special circumstances are needed to make kitesurfing a safe and enjoyable experience.
Barbados isn't only blessed with it's unique windsurfing conditions, it also proved to have some of the most ideal kitesurfing beaches possible. There are first of all the beaches around Inchcape, like Silver Sands and Silver Rock, which attract most of the kitesurfers. Brian Talma's Action Shop at Silver Rock is available for kitesufing lessons.
Surfing: When the world was created, Barbados was given an abundance of potential for becoming a surfer's paradise. The island's location far out in the Atlantic Ocean allows waves to travel thousands of kilometers on the bottom of the sea to finally unload all the power they developed during the long journey over Barbados' coral reefs.
As Barbados is a coral island, a coral reef stretches all around Barbados' coastline, providing for unlimited surfing conditions all over. No matter whether a swell approaches the island from a northerly or westerly direction or whether it's moving in from the East or the South, Barbados is guaranteed to have surf somewhere along it's shores at almost any given day of the year.
Also Inchcape is blessed with a surf break right in front of the property:
The shorebreak at Inchcape on the western end of Silver Sands beach is a pitchy shorebreak and can fit all sorts of descriptions, from mushy to super clean, it can be quite powerful or moderate and changes daily
We are the people who discovered Silver Sands for the sport of windsurfing. We were the first windsurfers in Silver Sands and made Silver Sands known as one of the best wave windsurfing spots in the world.
Wolfgang Lange purchased this apartment in 1992
The Inchcape Seaside Villas are situated in a unique location, right on the water at the western end of Silver Sands Beach. Inchcape, as it presents itself today, developed from a plantation style property from 1920 and combines now the charm of the old with all modern amenities. Due to our location and proximity to the water we enjoy the best climate Barbados has to offer.
The houses have constantly been renovated and upgraded and Inchcape is recognized today as a unique and one of the most luxurious properties of such a kind in Barbados. Our beach is a beautiful and almost private beach, and has it all, from calm waters like on a pond to a small shore break at one end of the beach, which makes it the perfect beach paradise which suits a broad range of holiday makers. Silver Sands Beach can be for everybody, from the sport enthusiast to the one who just wants to relax and enjoy the beautiful turquoises waters of this pristine white sand beach.
Our beach, the almost perfect climate due to the gentle breezes of the trades and our proximity to the water, our strategically location, just a few minutes away from the Oistins fish market and shops and restaurants, and still being in pure nature just minutes away from everything one wants to be close to.
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Our first floor apartment, Seaview, gave us a delightful vista through the palm trees and down to the sea. You also look down onto the ground floor apartments’ garden and hammock below. The white, sandy beach is a 2 minute walk away. The colours in the warm turquoise waters are truly amazing, and being east facing, the Atlantic surf provides plenty of waves to play in; whether you’re a surfer, windsurfer, kite surfer or just want some fun. If you want a calmer, more serene paddle, Miami beach is just a short mini-bus ride away, and has a food and coffee stall on site as well as immaculately clean changing, shower and WC facilities.
The trade winds, and being on the first floor, negate the need for air conditioning in Seaview, which has 2 x glazed, double patio doors leading out onto a large balcony. There are also wooden plantation shutters on all the windows and doors which you can open or close. The balcony has a table, 2 chairs and two sunbeds as well as a wooden drying horse. You approach Seaview down a side entrance and up some wooden stairs. You enter through the small kitchen and then into the bedroom. The large bedroom, with a very comfortable double bed with simple white cotton sheets, has a high vaulted wooden ceiling with a fan. There is a table, 2 arm chairs, a TV and plenty of storage. The shower room is off to one side. The paint work, the cleanliness the whole ambience is 100% perfect, and has an overall very colonial, Caribbean feel. We couldn’t have been happier.
In summary, we loved Inchcape, we were delighted with Seaview and would be very happy to stay in Seaview again, but would also love to stay in Sunrise on our next visit. Oh yes, will there be a next visit? Oh yes there will. In another 25 years? No way. A soon as possible!
Seaview Apartment, on first floor, with a large balcony and views to die for, lovely beach to walk along pre breakfast on the balcony. Beach bar with good food (limited menu) good atmosphere, music (live on Thursdays and Sundays) other restaurants a taxi ride away The gardens are wonderful, with a choice of sunbeds, chairs, Cabana's and Hammocks lovely shade from palm trees, all accompanied by the sound of crashing waves, wonderful.
As stated above, we stayed in Seaview for 14 nights, great views, had the comany of a pair of Barbados Bullfinches (Sparkies to the locals) Humming birds zooming around the well tended gardens, we even saw Mongoose and Green Monkeys in the local area.
Didn't meat Wolfgang or Rosie apart from a phone call about the hire car he had booked for me. But very pleasant chat with him, and his staff were all very friendly. As standard you have your towels and bedding changed every 3 days, and room cleaned to a good standard. You will need $50 deposit for your safe key (safe a little on the small side, but adequate, just!....)
We walked into Oistins 2 or 3 times (about 2 miles, and easily do-able) Try the Fish Market and buy some Mahi Mahi, Tuna King Fish etc good prices and really tasty and fresh fish! Also Enterprise beach (Miami Beach to locals) $20 for 2 sunbeds, plenty of shade from trees on beach, Mr Delicious food "bus" does awesome Chicken Roti's and Banks beer is a MUST do!
All in all we had a wonderful time in this great accommodation, and would not hesitate to return.
I am coming back.
I'm going to Barbados on a regular basis, one of the reasons being because I found the perfect place to stay, the Inchcape Seaside Villas. Since I found this property, I always stay there and I've been equally highly satisfied in each visit.
From the property’s colonial style feeling to the cosy interiors without having to renounce on modern amenities, from the location right on the beach and not far from restaurants and entertainment, to the incredible friendliness and efficiency of the staff, this place is just amazing.
I can't wait to go back as I'm confident that it will be perfect again.
I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to stay at the Inchcape Villas. From the initial greeting to the departure, it exceeded expectations like I had found a home away from home.
Wolfgang and Rosie (the owners) go beyond the call of duty to make sure your needs are taken care of. They help to arrange anything from airport pickup, to the details and rates of a rental car, and will give you the insight on latest to dos (and not to dos) of the island. As residents of Barbados for decades, they have amazing insight and recommendations.
The villas are impeccably maintained with taste and elegance each with the added element of the sounds and feel of the sea. We stayed in the Townhouse which the website images do no justice.
From the very beginning communication with the owners was quick and reliable. All our questions concerning booking procedures have been answered promptly and in full detail.
On arrival we have been met by an airport driver, a service organized by the Inchcape Seaside Villas´s management. At the premises we have been welcomed by the chief maid/manager on site Natalie who handled the check-in procedures explaining the various facilities available, among them also a very quick and reliable free WLAN, showing us around the compound. Whenever we had a request Natalie and the maids took care of it quickly and friendly, their service was first class. We had booked two studios, “Coconut” on the ground floor with a very well kept garden and “Seaview” above on the upper floor with a large terrace. Both of them consisting of very spacious bedroom/living room, a well equipped kitchen and a conveniently furnished bathroom.
It is only a few meters to the beach, but because of the strong tide and waves, perfect for surfers, we preferred to go swimming at the gentle “Miami Beach” in the very vivid village of Oistens, to be reached by a 10 minute drive by public mini bus. Since the Inchcape Seaside Villas are located in a somewhat remote area it is the perfect place to take a profound break from every day life. For entertainment we frequented the Surfer´s Beach Bar nearby which offers a small variety of dishes in the evening, accompanied by a sort of music.
Towards the end of our stay we eventually met the owners who themselves have been on holidays, out of Barbados. It was a pleasure meeting Wolfgang and Rosi, we had a chat in a very friendly atmosphere and we could assure them that they have created a very particular gem adorning a true Caribbean paradise.
We stayed at the seaview studio which was just as described by the website, although more spacious than I expected. It was spotlessly clean with a lovely private balcony attached where we sat each day listening to the sound of the waves. The kitchen is adequately equipped although no dish detergent or coffee filters are provided, which would be a thoughtful upgrade for the owners to include. The villas are very well maintained and tastefully decorated, nestled among lush tropical vegetation and all the units seem to be very private, with a gorgeous quiet beach just steps away. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and the owners are very professional and were very prompt in answering all or our queries. As suggested in the website, we used the taxi service to pick us up from the airport and had the owners arrange a rental car which was waiting for us when Rodney dropped us off at Inchcape. A wonderful hassle free service. I would highly recommend going this route and also renting a car as Inchcape is not within walking distance of any amenities, nightlife or restaurants. The nearest sizable town is about 7 mins by car. Overall we really enjoyed our stay in Barbados and I would certainly recommend Inchcape if you are looking for a quiet self catering type of vacation. It was lovely to have the option of being a short drive away for the busy street and nightlife but also having the peace and quiet and privacy of Inchcape.
The villas and apartments are located on the very private ocean front estate of the “Inchcape Seaside Villas”, which is clustered on the southern most tip of Barbados. The houses are facing into the gentle breezes of the trades, which provide for the most perfect climate Barbados has to offer, never too warm or too cold. Inchcape also overlooks one of the island's most beautiful and unspoiled white sand beaches and is surrounded by brilliant clear, turquoise blue water. The beach is heaven for swimming and snorkeling, windsurfing and kitesurfing, surfing and boogie boarding. One side of Silver Sands Beach can have a little shore beak while the other side is much calmer and ideal for swimming and sea bathing. Life in this part of the island is casual and unhurried in the true Barbadian tradition. The small fishing village of Oistins is just a few minutes away and there are plenty of restaurants and supermarkets from in walking distance to just minutes away by car.
Other Activities: kitesurfing, boogie boarding, bodysurfing, and much more.
Golf: The Inchcape management gladly arranges tee times and lessons. The Barbados Golf Club, Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland have excellent pro shops. The combination of golf, sun and the Caribbean Sea, a comfortable place To stay at Inchcape and enjoying the privilege of being able to play a round of Golf at Royal Westmoreland, aren't those reasons enough to try Barbados for a golf vacation?
Barbados has excellent 18-hole championship golf courses. Sandy Lane with two Tom Fazio designed courses will rank amongst the finest golf resorts in the world. The elegance and beauty of the course of Royal Westmoreland golf course, one of the best of Robert Trent Jones jr.'s designs, is outstanding and if there is one course to play in Barbados, it's definitely the one of Royal Westmoreland. The Barbados Golf and Country Club at Durants near Oistins and Silver Sands along with the 18-hole signature course at Apes Hill round up the picture of Barbados as a world class quality golf destination and makes the island a serious contender for being the No.1 Golf destination in the Caribbean.