Villa in Holders Hill, St James, Barbados - Peaceful, Safe Location on the Edge of the Famous Sandy Lane Golf Course and the Polo Fields.
- English, Spanish, Italian
Hello, my name is Kim, my family and I own Fairway Villa in Holders Hill. My family reside near Venice in Italy but I live in UK, therefore I look after the enquiries and the bookings for the Villa. Most of our guests are from the UK but we had families from Italy, France, Germany, Canada and the USA. I speak English, Italian and Spanish, so you can contact me in any of the above languages if you need information. All of our guests, so far, have been extremely satisfied with Fairway Villa and the friendly service we provide. Good comments on the cleanliness of the Villa, the comfort it offers, the great location and the quietness of the place. I hope that you too will be one of our future guests. Please don't hesitate to contact me for any enquiry you might have. Regards. Kim.
Kim purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Kim chose Holders Hill
We have always loved Barbados and kept returning to the Island every year. One day, I suggested having a look around the area for a Villa of our own. We were extremely fortunate when we came across Fairway Villa and immediately fell in-love with it for the great location in the Parish of St James, near the great beaches of the West Coast and all the closeness to the pretty village of Holetown the space it offered and the light and airy rooms .The Villa exceeded our expectations. We like the area very much, as it is upmarket, near the prestigious Sandy Lane Golf Course and also, being on a hill it benefits from lovely breeze throughout the year.
What makes this Villa unique
Being safe was one of our prerogative. Quietness. No traffic noise. Surrounded by luscious vegetation. Near all amenities. West Coast location, we prefer that side of the island as we find it less commercialised and more " Caribbean". Not so much traffic on the roads comparing to the South. Greater freedom than being stuck in apartments,the rooms are very spacious they all have air conditioning units but also ceiling fans. Having a garden and being able to eat " al Fresco" and being able to have a BBQ is a great advantage. The laundry room is very convenient to. We now have a Smart Tv and you can use your own Netflix account or bring your HMDI cable to watch your own downloads, Bbc news are available too. WI-Fi Internet is provided. More space for children to play in the garden or by the pool than apartments. The villa is located within a walled and gated Estate. The pool, being a good size, is great to enjoy for adults and children. Parking provided inside the Estate for two cars.
Pool / Spa
Please wash off sand before entering the pool.
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
Please refrain from lighting up the BBQ under the patio. Use an open space in the garden or by the pool.
Always wash feet and beach toys from sand at the pool shower before entering the pool.
Make sure all Air conditioning units are turned off before leaving the house or when you’re not using the upstairs rooms.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Comfortable, clean, spacious
Our family (2 adults, 2 teenagers, one 5-year old) really enjoyed our stay at this property. The house was clean, spacious and well functioning. The pool was great, and it seemed that the two neigbors in the building did not use it so it was next to our door and just for us. The cleaner paid us a visit in the middle of our stay and pool was cleaned twice. Lots of towels available. Only fan downstairs but it worked ok since there wqas A/C upstairs. Sharon was a great host and the responsiveness was quick and accurate also when booking. I guess the only downside is that you really need a car. Did some jogging and walking near the house and of course there is the Farmer's Market just 2 minutes away once a week. But to access restaurants and beach a very short drive is required. We also found two gyms quite close by,, one in a walking distance if you are into it:-) So thank you for the visit, Barbados was just great!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Fairway Villa, it was much appreciated.
I’m very pleased that you had a good stay at the Villa, you enjoyed the amenities especially the pool. You even found the gym nearby..
I do advise guests to rent a car as the Villa is on Holders Hill, although not too far from the beaches as you know.
Thank you for your compliments on the cleanliness, efficiency with the booking and responsiveness of my Manager Sharon, I will pass them on.
It was a pleasure having you stay at Fairway Villa and we hope that you might return to the island in a near future and stay with us again.
All the best to all of you.
This is the perfect villa to enjoy Barbados. Clean, spacious and comfortable. In a lovely quiet location but very close to all the best amenities and beaches. The pool was amazing (far better than the photos), and within beautiful gardens. Both the owner and house manager looked after us exceptionally well and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the villa.
Barbados !!! My island in the sun July 2018.
After staying at hotels & resorts on the island over many years, I wanted to try the coziness of a villa. My online search for a suitable villa took me a couple of weeks to find. Homeaway.co.uk was the answer. That's where I found this cute, ideally located villa with very spacious and clean rooms. I looked at few in the St. James area but I kept coming back to this one mainly because of the package and that something... I like about it factor.
The family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa with its privacy and good size swimming pool not forgetting to mention that the kitchen is well stocked with utensils/cutlery.
Owing to its location a car would be a great advantage. Kim, the owner responded quickly and politely to all of my queries.
A special thank you to the Fairway Villa team of Janelle / husband & Shernell.
Highly recommend & would definitely stay at the villa again.
Thank you so much for your kind review, it was kind of you to take the time and trouble to gives us and the community your thoughts on Fairway Villa. I’m really glad you enjoyed your stay and that you found the villa and the amenities satisfactory. We, all the team, try our best to give our customers what they expect, cleanliness, privacy, assistance and good value for money. We really hope that you’ll be back in the very near future , we all enjoyed looking after you.
In the meantime I wish you and your family all the best.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Villa was great. Comfy, spacious and lovely yard. It had everything we needed and three bathrooms! Location was ideal for us-close to all amenities and beach yet tucked into quiet neighbourhood for peaceful evenings. I definitely recommend a car as the beach is not far but up a hill to get home. Kim was so easy to communicate with and her property manager , Janelle was very charming and helpful. The only thing I would improve would be sharper knives in kitchen. Used the clothes line alot to dry bathing suits and towels but it takes time with the humidity. We loved Barbados so much and Fairway Villa was wonderful place to rest our heads each night. Thanks Kim and Janelle!!!
Thank you for taking the time to write this great review and thank you for the feedback which will help us to improve the service to our future guests.
I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the Villa comfortable. All the team loved having you there and welcome you back soon.
All the best
Clean, Close to Beach, Great Layout
Seven of us booked a stay at this wonderful home for a destination wedding and we were not disappointed. Everything was immaculate and we even had a welcome basket.
The pool was warm and the rooms had available AC for those that needed it (extra charge for having excessive electricity usage) but we enjoyed the breeze and ambient temperature with a fan.
A 40 minute walk or a 5 min cab ride will get you to the Sandy Lane Beach and we frequented that place.
True to the ad, there is a gas station, a few restaurants and a grocery store within short driving distance, 3 to 5 minutes. Would recommend renting a car if staying here since things are not that close when walking up and down hills.
That said, communication with the owner, Kim, was wonderful throughout the booking process and then Janelle was amazing once we were in country. She even arranged for a car to grab 4 of us from the airport when we arrived at a great price.
Would recommend and would love to stay there again on another trip.
Thank you for sparing the time to write such a wonderful review. I'm very pleased you had a great time at Fairway Villa. You and your family are welcome at any time and I sincerely hope you'll be visiting the island again soon and stay at Fairway.
All the best for now
Undoubtedly one of Barbados's Hidden Gems !
My family of five and I were desirous of spending a week together, and were looking for a villa that was spacious, elegant, within our budget and of course with a decent sized pool !! After looking at over twenty villas, some as far away as Bottoms Bay, my wife stumbled upon this one. Let me say that the pictures on Homeaway of this property are great, yet seeing this villa in person was totally beyond our expectations.
This Villa is located on Holders Hill, approximately 20 minutes drive from the airport. It's in close proximity to the beach, has shopping malls e.g. Holetown nearby, and other amenities like gas station, supermarket,
restaurants, parks etc within walking distance. There are three other villas within the gated property, and a beautifully large sized swimming pool.
The house is an impressive, well built two-story home, with the ultra-modern kitchen, half-bathroom, dining and living room downstairs, and the three air-conditioned bedrooms and two main bathrooms upstairs. The house is tastefully furnished, with high-speed internet, flat screen television, washer and dryer etc. The lawn and the area surrounding the pool is gorgeous, and access to and from the property is via a fully automated, remote controlled gate.
Our hosts Janelle and her husband Raymond were very friendly, called each of us by our first names, and were literally a phone call away to assist with anything we needed. They checked in with us every day to make sure we were happy and comfortable whilst giving us tips and history stories about the island and its many attractions.
Must I say that whilst Barbados has blue water beaches and awe-inspiring sights, the most memorial part of our trip was returning to the villa after a day out and having a close family hangout in the warm swimming pool. As a matter of fact, there was a day or two where we did not leave the villa and spent the entire day cooking, eating, watching TV and simply lounging by the pool, priceless!
The morning of our departure was a bittersweet one, for each of us had completely fallen in love with this home. Needless to say, we all decided that on our next trip this is our unanimous choice of stay. My wife and I have complete respect and utter admiration for the owner Kim, for had it not been for the professional yet friendly and accommodating way she interacted throughout the booking process, we may have not had the pleasure of staying at this absolute gem of a villa!
7 out of 5*****
Thank you for the very generous review you took the time to leave on this website. I'm so happy you found Fairway Villa comfortable and clean. I take pride in making it as desirable as possible for all my guests.
All the team were delighted to have you and your family staying at Fairway and we look forward to see you soon on your return to the island and to our villa.
In the meantime I wish you all the best for the future.
Special interest holidays:
The Villa is located very conveniently to visit some of the major attractions in Barbados. Harrisons Caves, a must for adult and children is only 25 mins. drive. Folkestone marine park is 8 min. drive. The wildlife park, 20 mins drive. Speighstown is a pretty and very Caribbean fishing village it's approx. 20 mins drive along the beautiful west coast road. At three minutes walk from the house there is the Barbados Polo club and the open air Theater were concerts are often played.
The capital, Bridgetown, offer some really important Historical buildings, such as the House of Parliament and you can view them with the Historical Bridgetown walk tour.
For the Children, the Submarine with Atlantis is a must.
There are several Botanical gardens in Barbados, some of the nicest are Andromeda Gardens, the botanical gardens and the orchid gardens.
For the sporty ones, Barbados offer a bit of everything, Golf, Polo,Water sports, horse riding, tennis, cricket,shooting, fishing and many more.
The nearest shops are in Holetown (5 mins drive) there are buses to the coast and shops but a car is advised. Discounted car hire can be arranged. The nearest beach is Paynes Bay ( West Coast) at 4 mins drive or 15 mins walk down Holders Hill. There are many other beautiful beaches in the vicinity including Folkstone Marine Park which is a natural beauty spot for snorkelling with live coral a vast variety of fish and a ship wreck. All the West coast beaches are beautiful white sand beaches.
Grantley Adams airport is approx35/40 mins drive, taxi service cost approx $35 US or $70 Barbados. We recommend car hire for easy accessibility to the Villa, Buses ran regularly but they don't have a specific timetable! The Villa is located on a steep hill and in the hot weather a car is advantageous. There are also a variety of places of interest and sightseeing that would be missed if without a car. Supermarket are near, but again, easier to get to with transport.
Holetown 5 minutes by car. 15/20 minutes walk. Paynes Bay beaches, 15 minutes walk, 3 minutes by car. Bridgetown is 10 to 15 minutes by car or bus. Kensington Oval Cricket Ground, is 10 minutes by car. 15/20 by bus. Holders Hill Polo Field is 3 minutes walk from the Villa. Sandy Lane Golf is also on our doorstep.
Supermarkets: Supercentre: Holetown, Jordans: Fitt's Village.
Banks: First Caribbean Intenational: Sunset Crest, Holetown ( does not charge for money exchange). Restaurants: Cliff: 5 minutes drive: expensive, but best in Barbados, a true experience, beautiful location. Dafne: 3 minutes drive, expensive, best for lunch. Tides, Very good. Zacchios: Holetown, family, average price, good. Good for happy hour. Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening at Paynes Bay: you must buy some BBQ meats and fish at the Paynes bay street cooks, best BBQ food in the area. Start 7pm. Big portion and good price for very fresh food.