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Charming Cottage in Fabulous Rockley Location - under 5 mins walk to Accra Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Self-catering huge 1 bedroom apartment located just steps to Accra Beach!!!

Set on the beautifully landscaped grounds of a traditional old Bajan family home, this completely renovated self contained apartment is extremely spacious and securely gated with a lovely breezy private patio and features lush tropical gardens. Literally under 5 minutes walk down to the gorgeous Accra (Rockley) beach, numerous shops, restaurants, pubs, nightlife and the popular Quayside Mall and Lanterns Mall with several shops & eateries. The cottage interior is tastefully furnished including master bedroom with large queen bed, whisper quiet split system air conditioning and ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, wireless internet, fully outfitted full-size kitchen, Flat screen 39' colour TV with comprehensive cable package, wireless bluetooth speaker, digital radio, telephone, private parking and twice weekly maid service. A detailed information package is also provided in the apartment to help you enjoy your holiday to the fullest. This property has all the conveniences of home along with your personal concierge and comes with pretty much everything you will need for a great holiday break at Newstead Cottage in beautiful Barbados!!!


Island Activities: There are numerous activities you can enjoy in Barbados! Go on snorkelling and enjoy unforgettable swimming with the turtles and snorkelling with views of brightly-coloured fish and tropical coral reefs. See Barbados from a different perspective with an off-road safari adventure in an open-back Jeep. It's an exhilarating ride through parts of the island you'll never see on a regular island tour.

You will love swimming with the gorgeous sea turtles and snorkelling while enjoying a fabulous Cool Runnings catamaran cruise. Lunch, drinks and transfers are included so all you'll need to pack is a towel, your camera and the sunscreen.

The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is located in the beautiful Scotland District in the north of the island, so even the journey to get there is fun. See the Barbados Green Monkey roaming through the mahogany trees, along with iguanas, turtles, deer and birds. You can visit the snake house & the aviary and hike to the historic Grenade Hall Signal Station.

more Activities: World-renowned Harrison's Cave is not to be missed. It has undergone recent renovation, with the addition of a world-class display centre and three glass-fronted elevators to take you 80 feet down from the cliff top to the cave entrance. You'll never see anything else like this natural wonder—a network of beautifully-lit natural limestone caves with cascading waterfalls and cool streams. Take a guided tram ride between majestic stalactites and stalagmites with photo stops along the way.

For the history buff there is the Barbados Museum, located in the historic Garrison area, showcases Barbadian history from Amerindian settlements to the present day. Just a short distance away is George Washington House, the only location where this former U.S. president stayed outside of North America.

Nature lovers can visit Animal Flower Cave, Flower Forest and Orchid World, with their breath-taking views and tropical blooms and foliage.

For the more adventurous, visit the Aerial Trek Zipline Experience!

Newstead Cottage - a Gem in Paradise!: Newstead Cottage is a piece of heaven... Furnished to a very high standard,it matches any 4 star hotel in comfort and style. Susan has thought of every home comfort to make a stay at Newstead Cottage feel like you are living in your own home. The patio is a perfect place to sit and relax & just soak up the marvels of nature, when the Humming Birds visit in the morning.

Situated just minutes from Accra Beach and Quayside Just Grillin Restaurant and Shops, it is not necessary to hire a car because public transport is easy to use and the bus stop is almost at the end of the road. Susan is always willing to provide any help and information to make your holiday a holiday to remember. Finding Newstead Cottage was like finding a gem in paradise, after 20 years of visiting Barbados I can safely say that it provides everything that you could want to have a wonderful relaxing holiday. We had our first Christmas in the Caribbean at Newstead Cottage and it certainly will NOT be our last stay!!!

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We loved Newstead Cottage. It is exactly as it appears in the pics online. It was our first visit to Barbados and we were so pleased with the island. The cottage is ideally located for easy and quick access to public transportation, beaches, (at the end of the street), restaurants, bars, etc. Susan is a very responsive host and replied to any questions we had as if she was on site. Claire the housekeeper is a gem. Everything we needed and/or were promised was there-beach towels, fully stocked kitchen, lovely shaded deck with furniture for sitting out, air-conditioning, very comfy bed and bedding, lots of books in case you run out. We felt very comfortable and secure at Newstead.”
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marine Gardens in Christ Church

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large tiled shower
  • The bathroom is brand new, fully finished with floor and wall stone-tiles, spacious shower, toilet and pedestal sink and includes four full sets of towels (changed twice weekly), soap, shampoo & conditioner, moisturizer, room freshener, tissues and toilet paper with ample shelf space for your toiletries. Beach towels are also provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed
  • The bedroom is very spacious and features a comfortable QUEEN size antique iron bed with four pillows and premium linens, has both air conditioning and ceiling fan for your comfort as well as antique furniture, local artwork, en suite bath and two windows . All linens are included and changed twice-weekly.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless high-speed internet access and maid service twice weekly are complimentary. All towels and linens and beach towels are changed twice-weekly. The television is a flat screen 42" colour TV with cable that carries all the major networks, ABC, CBS, BBC, SONY, FOX, CBC Canada and Barbados, etc. The library is massive with a full range of books for your reading pleasure. There is also an iPod dock and AM/FM stereo in the cottage for your listening pleasure. There is a clothesline available for towels and swimsuits and Claire, our housekeeper will do laundry for our guests at a nominal charge. There is no smoking allowed inside the apartment, however smoking is permitted outside on the terrace.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Charming Cottage in Fabulous Rockley Location - under 5 mins walk to Accra Beach
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 36 reviews
Kent, UK

Your own piece of paradise in Barbados!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to this idyllic spot in Barbados. As we found last year, the accommodation is everything as described.If you are thinking about visiting Barbados, we guarantee you will not be disappointed with this accommodation. Added to this, the charming hosts, make you feel very welcome, as do the people of Barbados, wherever you go. You are minutes from all amenities, but at the same time in a peaceful location. We travelled all over on the local transport, which is excellent value and good fun! Fabulous beaches and crystal waters, what more could you want. As you can tell, this holiday rental comes highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Cottage on quiet property 5 mins walk to Accra Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about this tremendous cottage! Large and very secure property with lots of living space and great location within close walking distance to everything. The cottage is quiet and well back from the street with lovely gardens and an outdoor sitting area where you can see monkeys and various birds etc. Thanks to Susan and Claire for taking extremely good care of us and recommending local restaurants we could walk to and other things to do on the island.

We will be planning a return visit to Barbados very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newstead Cottage, Rockley, Barbados

  • 4 of 5

A charming quiet cottage close to the beach & other amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review Nigel - It was our absolute pleasure to have you as our guest for the third time staying at Newstead Cottage! We take it as a huge compliment that you are a loyal repeat visitor to our charming cottage in Rockley. We hope to see you again sometime in the near future! Kind regards, Susan
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Fabulous little hideaway easy walk to beach, shops and restaurants.Excellent maid service.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Barbados and we certainly hope to return

The owner, Susan was first class in responding to queries very promptly and efficiently

The housekeeper Claire met us on arrival and came round every few days to do the laundry and sheets - a mine of helpful information

The photos depict the property well, but it is attached to another house which is generally rented.

There's no washing machine but Claire can do some for a small fee

We loved the fact that there was washing liquid, hand soap, even shampoo and bug spray all available - often you arrive somewhere and there's not even loo roll so you have to buy it all from scratch! The only very very minor suggestion I would make would be for a garlic crusher!

There are some great tips for restaurants in the guest book.

We really hope that we can come back someday and experience some more

Cath and Nick Grant

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cath & Nick - We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Newstead Cottage! As you mentioned, the property is very centrally located and steps to Accra Beach yet a quiet oasis once you are inside the gates to the cottage. Having a long term tenant in the main house works really well as it provides extra security for our guests at the cottage while being completely unobtrusive due to separate entrances and each having their own private gardens on the property. We believe firmly in answering enquiries promptly and with technology the way it is today, this is easy to do - we are always only a text/e-mail or telephone call away and happy to help! Our housekeeper Claire is definitely like having your own concierge and like you said she is a mine of local information as is our detailed guest book. We supply all of the little things such as toiletries, blow dryer, all linens and beach towels, kitchen basics, bug spray and even sun cream if you forgot to bring your own - that way all you have to think about is relaxing and enjoying your holiday to the fullest. We will definitely have a garlic crusher on your next trip and we look forward to your return visit to Newstead Cottage in Barbados! Susan
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Newstead Cottage - Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in the quaint Newstead Cottage, it is located in a very private setting with a pretty garden. Our lovely housekeeper Claire was waiting for us on arrival and made sure our stay at the cottage very comfortable. The cottage is just a few minutes walk to the lovely beach and the boardwalk which we used every day for early morning exercise. We were in "mango" heaven as the huge tree in the garden was laden with beautiful fruit. The facilities for self catering were good but we chose to eat out several times, our favourite place to eat was "Shakers" which is just a few minutes walk just up the road from the cottage.

Booking the holiday was very easy and Susan was very helpful and prompt to reply to my emails.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage in great location.

  • 5 of 5

First rental of the year in Newstead Cottage and from the minute we arrived we knew we had made the right decision. The cottage is everything you would wish for and very well equipped. Thank you Susan for making the booking go so smoothly and to Claire for being there for any help and advice. The location is excellent for the beach, shopping, transport and restaurants etc. Would not hesitate to recommend Newstead, it was very peaceful and safe and hopefully we will be back some day in beautiful Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Bubba's Sports Bar, Bert's Bar, Tiki Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Bridgetown Port
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Rockley Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
60 Metres
Dayrells Rd & South Coast Main Rd
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Tapas,Country House, Shakers, Tiki Bar, Champers
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Rockley (aka Accra) Beach
Car: not necessary

This property is only a few minutes walk from the quaint seaside village of Rockley, a central locale on the South Coast where you will find Quayside Centre with an array of shops, world-class restaurants, banking, the local pharmacy, the new Lanterns Mall, a selection of bistros & cafes, handy public transport, and of course the absolutely breathtaking Accra Beach!!! Newstead Cottage is only a 5 minute drive to the Historic Garrison Savannah district which includes George Washington House, the Barbados Museum, or visit the Savannah on a day when there is international horse racing or other local events! The famous St. Lawrence Gap is party-central and is 5 minutes by car and is brimming with restaurants, pubs, live shows, and other night-life! You may also want to visit the town of Oistins for the famous Friday Night Fish-Fry where you can have a rum with the locals in a very relaxed setting... The new South Coast Boardwalk is a few minutes walk and is perfect for a leisurely stroll!

Other Activities: jet-skiing, island safari tours, surfing lessons, duty-free shopping, yoga.

Golf: Rockley Golf Course is within walking distance (approx 10 mins) and the Barbados Golf Club is about 15 mins drive while Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland Golf Courses are within 25 mins drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Marine Gardens, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
pre-Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2017-2018
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our rental terms are very reasonable and are INCLUSIVE OF EVERYTHING including twice weekly maid service, air conditioning, and wireless internet -- THERE ARE NO HIDDEN COSTS. We require a 25% deposit via PAYPAL (credit cards accepted) to make a booking and the balance is due on your arrival. Direct e-mail contact: seabgi@gmail.com

Please note that PayPal, Credit Card are accepted for deposits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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