Warawee villa is quiet, secure and set in landscaped tropical gardens. Maid service, linen and beach towel
Sam Brooke - Moyes
About Sam Brooke - Moyes
We had been visiting Barbados since 1980 and built Warawee in 1993. The small villa was completed in 2000 with parents in mind who spent winters here. Both houses have a traditional feel and look, but European standards. Being keen gardeners we developed this at the same time and it has become a lovely oasis. We retired from business and in our 60's we divided our time between Barbados and a home West Sussex. Barbados to us is England in the sun. Since my husband passed away I have maintained Warawee and regard this very much home. My time is now divided between here, UK and world travel. This is to relax and recover home.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A perfect and peaceful hideaway....
We spent a wonderful three weeks at Warawee, the villa is well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The place is light and airy with lovely breezes coming through the many windows. We were well looked after by Wendy, who as well as being a source of help and local information has a great sense of humour.
We chose not to hire a car for the first part of our stay and found the cottage was ideally situated with the beautiful Gibbs beach a short walk away, also it was easy to get further afield as buses either way along the coast road were frequent. (Definitely an experience not to be missed!)
One of the reasons we chose Warawee was the description 'a delightful garden villa' and it certainly was. The garden is just beautiful, we enjoyed many hours relaxing or eating out under the gazebo, watching birds and lizards with occasional sightings of green monkeys.
We have spent several holidays in Barbados but this was the most relaxing and tranquil. A lovely place in a great location, Sam has got it spot on and we hope to return again soon.
This was a wonderful holiday retreat.:
Well equipped , gorgeous garden surroundings, peace and quiet, great security.
Wendy was so helpful and friendly..... dealt with every issue ( hardly any ! ).
Near the nicest beach in the nicest parish of Barbados.
So easy to walk to "the back way ", without having to risk our lives on the busy road !
Cannot wait to return......we have found our haven of rest and relaxation.
J&R . January 2019
Lovely Lovely place to stay - fantastic garden and help on site every day.
We have just spent 2 weeks at Warawee. The cottage was simply delightful, and a very good size more than big enough for 2. The garden is stunning - very well set out and lush pictures do not do it justice. There is everything you want for a comfortable stay in the cottage. It is tastefully furnished and the bed was comfortable. There is no air conditioning but there are fans and a through breeze and a large extra fan in the bedroom as well as the ceiling fans, it all worked well for us. The house and gardens are looked after by the lovely friendly Wendy who was a fount of all knowledge, she made us welcome on arrival and looked after us throughout our stay. We were able to use the lovely pool when we stayed which was nice at the end of a day for a swim. We found we could go out of the back gate and walk through a quiet residential area for about 5 mins to Gibbs Beach which is quiet and has good snorkelling at one end. There are no sun beds but a combination of the supplied beach towels and little beach chairs was all that was needed. There are trees for shade. Going out the front gate it is also only 5 or so minutes if that to Mullins Beach which seems to have got narrower since our last visit. You can hire sun beds and Umbrellas it is busier, the famous Mullins Beach Bar is no more but if you want to splash out you can spend quite a lot for a day pass to the Royal Westmoreland Beach Club on the Beach day pass, but we did not bother as we preferred Gibbs . If you don't want to hire a car it is no problem, the cottage is well situated for the bus stop with frequent buses into Hole Town one way or Speights Town the other way. Although during the day we walked to Speights Town which was maybe 20 minutes. In the evening there is easy walk to a nice restaurant Bombas - or a more adventurous but still doable walk to The Outback (bring a torch) but it is just as easy to hop on a bus. There are a range of places to eat in varying price brackets in both Hole Town and Speights Town and you will no doubt find your own favourite, Zaccios was reasonable and on the Beach but for a special meal Tides is fantastic. We did not try it but understand the Lone Star is also great for a special meal. Supermarkets in Hole Town and Speights Town have everything you want . We loved our stay we do know Barbados and this area so we just chilled while we were here and it was all perfect thanks Sam and Wendy
2nd visit, another fantastic week
It feels a privilege to sit in this stunning tropical garden and watch the hummingbird busying itself on the flowers - our second visit to Warawee was just as lovely as the first. The cottage is ideal for a relaxed visit and is well furnished and very comfortable, has easy access to the beach and is a short distance from several restaurants. The marine reserve at Folkestone is fantastic for snorkling and the coral looked in very good condition this year.
Wendy, once again, made us welcome and looked after us extremely well. Thank you.
Thank you for writing a nice review. All at Warawee always try to keep it a special oasis, they love to see people return.
Fantastic in every way. An absolutely wonderful place. You'll be missing out if you don't go.
You must book this property, before it gets booked up... we're definitely going to go back asap... The location, layout, gardens and facilities at the property were all 1st class, pictures are unable to do any justice to the reality when you arrive. Wendy is an absolute diamond and always happy to help. There is absolutely nothing negative to say in anyway whatsoever. You will not be disappointed, you'll only be stunned, every day you're there!!! The beach is only minutes away with quiet sandy beaches and some of the best snorkeling location I've been to in 15 years (head to the south end of Gibbs beach and head out from just before the walkway around the bay). My wife worried about the lack of aircon, but we will never go back to using aircon again... we were able to acclimatise within a day or so, and then had so much more energy than when we've had aircon before (all 15 years of going) as we weren't having to re-acclimatise every day. After staying near Holetown for 15 years we found Gibbs much more of the old local friendly feel to it and only went into Holetown once. We had dinner at Wanda's Beach Bar (15mins walk south along highway1 or the beach) it was the best food we've ever had on the island, with a wonderful welcoming atmosphere and local prices, right on the beach. She does a fantastic lunch, but If you want to have dinner you have to book, but you HAVE TO GO, it is seriously the best food on the island at prices that will leave you shocked (cheap). Speightstown has everything you need and you can get the Jordans supermarket van to give you a lift home with you shopping, no charge just a donation of your choice. Plenty of bars and restaurants too... you'll not be disappointed. We will be coming back... See you soon Wendy, from Dan and Tara.
Fantastic, welcoming accommodation
We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Warawee and will certainly be returning. The accommodation has everything you need and is well situated for Gibbes and Mullins beaches. We used local buses to travel to Holetown and Speightstown allowing us to travel further afield.
Sam and Wendy were both on hand to provide valuable information on things to see and do. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you.
Thank you . It's always reassuring to hear of an enjoyable stay. We look forward to seeing you again.
Mullins and Gibbs Beaches are 150 meters away. Gibbs is very quiet and secluded. Mullins is far more active with a bar/restaurant, and water-sports.
The villa has satellite tv. with full sports package so you can stay at home to watch your favourite team
Grantley Adams International Airport is approximately 40 minutes away. We can arrange for our regular taxi driver [Patrick or one of his team] to meet you at the airport. The standard fare is Bds$90 [US$45].
The towns of Speightstown and Holetown, about 1 and 2 miles away respectively, are easily reached; both having supermarkets and banks. Holetown has more stylish shops, very good supermarket, banks and Lime Grove centre with cinema and shops, plus a wide selection of restaurants, nightlife and tourist information. Speightstown has a more local feel with local food market and restaurants; becoming a very popular town. There is public transport to both towns and throughout the island.
The island has a varied landscape and a hire car would be an advantage to see the many sights, especially the wonderful views at North Point and the east coast as you drive from Morgan Lewis. Also an area known as 'Little Scotland'. Public transport is frequent and cheap. Island tours, coastal trips, day cruise or a romantic sunset cruise can be arranged locally; collection taxi available when organising the trip. Water sports, sailing, water skiing/boarding, paddle boarding, jet skis including deep sea fishing, glass bottom boats can be arranged on Mullins or Gibbs beach. Mullins beach has beach chairs and sun umbrellas. Sunday lunch a steel band plays in the bar. The currency is Barbados dollars but US$ are accepted together with credit cards.