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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 cottage 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 42' 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 snorkeling and enjoy unforgettable swimming with the turtles and snorkeling 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 snorkeling 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 a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 guests have the option to have them changed twice-weekly.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 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 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.


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Charming Cottage in Fabulous Rockley Location - under 5 mins walk to Accra Beach
average rating of 4.93617 based on 48 reviews

Very private and well-appointed cottage five minutes from fantastic Rockley beach.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage more than met all our needs. It has great ventilation and air conditioning in the bedroom which allows a sound sleep. Susan, the proprietor, has equiped the cottage with lots of thoughtful touches. (Security safe For example) and a blender for whipping up those rum punches. Susan is very responsive to inquiries. Claire, our housekeeper,was equally helpful.

While there is much to enjoy about the cottage, the "cherry on top" is the charming open air veranda. Thank you Susan and Claire for a fantastic experience.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary & Bob - Thank you for your wonderful review of our property - I am so pleased to hear you both enjoyed your stay at the cottage. We do try to think of the little things that make the difference in our guests being 100% comfortable during their stay :) I was also happy to hear you took full advantage of the close proximity of the property to Accra Beach and the local restaurants and shops, all within a 5 min walk of the cottage. We very much look forward to your return visit next year! Warm regards, Susan
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Very convenient and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Well appointed. Love CLAIRE

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Amanda - I am very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your peaceful stay at Newstead Cottage and you are planning on a return visit with an even longer stay in the future! :) Completely agree that Claire is our hidden gem and helps to make sure our guests are comfortable and enjoying Barbados to the fullest! Kind regards, Susan
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A comfortable and quiet holiday home for two

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our one week stay at Newstead Cottage. It really is all that one needs for a relaxing break in the sun. The well-equipped and spacious kitchen has all you would need to self-cater, and there are several good restaurants within easy walking distance, if you prefer to eat out. The large bedroom has a wonderfully comfy queen-size bed, large teak wardrobe, chest of drawers and safe. We didn't need to use the air-conditioning unit, as it was not too hot at night, but all the rooms have large, silent, ceiling-mounted electric fans which keep the house cool. The living room has two comfortable suede leather sofas, a large screen TV, telephone and WiFi. We brought our own books, but the cottage is well stocked with a range of paperback novels and books on Barbados. The en-suite bathroom has a good shower cubicle - very welcome after swimming on Accra beach which is only a five minute walk away. We made good use of the shaded veranda to the front of the cottage - ideal for breakfast and afternoon tea while watching the humming birds and Barbadian doves. We found a useful convenience store only five minutes and a modern fully stocked supermarket only fifteen minutes walk away (for $2 you can catch one of the very frequent buses for your return trip if you have heavy shopping to carry). We hired a car for our stay, but only for exploring the Island. One isn't necessary for local trips. We appreciated that the cottage is gated, with secure parking for the car when we weren't using it. A very important part of Newstead Cottage is Claire, the housekeeper. She gave us a very warm and friendly welcome when we arrived late on our first evening (our flight had been delayed), and didn't leave until she was satisfied we had all we needed for our first night. On her two subsequent visits during the week we enjoyed learning from her a great deal about the Island and about the Bajan way of life. Her enthusiasm and ready smile are infectious, and she made our wonderful week in the sun even more special. Newstead Cottage is a little gem, and we recommend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our property Don & Penny. Both Claire and I were very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday at Newstead Cottage! We look forward to seeing you both again on your return visit to Barbados :) kind regards, Susan
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Great little cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from this charming little cottage where we thoroughly enjoyed our time. Claire was wonderful and very helpful. Very close to SHAKERS and a very short walk to the beach (Rockley). Excellent location for all public transportation to get around the island. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine & Philip - I am very pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Newstead Cottage in terms of location, close proximity to the beach & amenities as well as the service provided by Claire. We look forward to your return visit in the near future! :) Kind regards, Susan
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Great property ! Will Return !!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to enjoy our Barbadian adventure ! Close to great restaurants (must try Shakers !) the beach (5 min walk to a fantastic beach) and taxis and busses. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for, a place to settle in, make a meal, or just enjoy the garden view (with the occasional monkey or two)

Susan was very helpful, full of suggestions for first time travellers to the island and made the entire process painless. Of course a review wouldn't be complete without a shout out to Claire who made our stay that much more enjoyable, it wouldn't have been the same without her !!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, close to beach and restaraunts.

  • 4 of 5

My stay was enjoyable and relaxing, pretty much everything I needed. My housekeeper Claire was very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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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 prefer a 25% deposit via PAYPAL (credit cards accepted) to make a booking and the balance is due on your arrival. Direct e-mail contact:

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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