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'Sunburst' Elegant villa with pool and ocean view

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3 En-suite bedrooms with additional downstairs bathroom

Sunburst is a newly constructed villa which has been tastefully furnished to a very high standard. It sits on a high coral cliff near the beautiful Bottom Bay beach on the south east coast of Barbados. The villa has 2 double en-suite ocean view bedrooms, 1 en-suite twin bedroom and an additional downstairs bathroom. The well equipped kitchen has beautiful granite worktops and contains integrated appliances such as the fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, cooker and hob. A coffee maker, toaster and other small appliances have been added for your convenience and the cupboards are well stocked with pots, pans, plates and drink wear. The spacious living area can easily seat 8 people and benefits from DVD and HD TV with Multi Choice option which can also be viewed in all the bedrooms, all with surround sound. This area overlooks the patio and pool. Beyond that the glorious blues of the ocean can be seen. The villa is surrounded by a lovely garden in which to relax in private.

Services available at Sunburst: Cleaning will be arranged to suit your requirements. (Additional cleaning is available at an additional charge)

A cook is available at an additional charge.

A baby sitting service is available from a UK Registered childminder. (Cost to be paid locally)

Manager on hand for assistance and/or advice.

Excursions : A variety of excursions can be booked either in advance or locally by our property manager. (Charges will vary)

Car hire: We would strongly recommend a car rental for the duration of your stay. This can be arranged for you prior to your arrival in Barbados or locally. (Charges will vary). We feel it is important to inform prospective guests that Sunburst Villa is unsuitable for those who wish to be within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants.

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Suzie Bushby
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Suzie Bushby

The story so far…by Suzanne Jane Bushby

In 1998 a friend was kind enough to pay for me to visit Barbados (eternal thanks to that friend). I remember standing on the beach looking out to sea mesmerised by the turquoise blue ocean in front of me. In that moment I made the ridiculous statement that I would love to own a house on that island. I’m not sure if it was the deep blue sky, the twinkling crystal blue water, the bright and beautiful tropical plants and flowers or the sun that had bewitched me but there was something beyond my control that made me feel that way. If you could have known my financial status at that time you would have laughed at my optimistic outburst and put it down to the heady intoxication induced by the affliction often known as ‘That holidays feeling!’

We could see a very elegant hotel on that beach and laughed as we joked that we would return there and take the best ocean front room they had for my 40th Birthday knowing that it was most unlikely…but we could dream.

In 2004 we returned to Barbados to celebrate that very occasion in that ocean view room at The Turtle Beach resort. I felt a very lucky girl.

During that stay one of the hotel staff, called Nigel, had shown us a brochure of a development planned for an area of the South East coast near to the stunningly beautiful and much photographed Bottom Bay. He told us that the houses had 2 or 3 bedrooms and some even had a pool. We admired the brochure and looked at the prices knowing, but not wanting to admit, that they were beautiful but unfortunately, out of our reach financially. With hours to spare before the plane was due to carry us back to the UK Nigel had contacted the builder and had arranged a cab to take us up there and not wanting to appear ungrateful, we went to see the sight.

Suzie Bushby purchased this villa in 2005

Why Suzie Bushby chose Apple Hall

The best house was undoubtedly Lot 20 but that had already been sold and knowing that we couldn’t afford it anyway softened the blow but we did start to wonder if we could afford one of the smaller town houses on the development.

In February 2005 we returned to Barbados and during our stay had a serious look around the island at the various properties for sale. I was totally amazed that we could find anything at all within our budget as I always presumed that only millionaires would be able to afford a home there and we realised the homes on the development land we had previously seen (Atlantic Rising) represented excellent value for money.

I won’t bore you with the details but after that trip we decided to purchase a house on that very development. We had, as a family, accumulated a bit more money and asked to buy Lot 16 which we considered to be the nicest of the ones still available. By some ridiculous fluke the plot we wanted (No 20) was back on the market and after sending a deposit we were assured it was reserved for us. There was much yelping, dancing, clapping etc in our lounge in York that day.

What makes this villa unique

The location of Sunburst is tranquil and the view through the lounge doors on a sunny day is priceless.

Guest’s comment how Sunburst feels like a home and not merely a holiday let and our managers John and Jan receive an exceptional amount of praise for their services.

Call me biased, but for me, Sunburst is special. Hopefully all our guests including those who return year after year would agree.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apple Hall in Saint Philip

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 black and white bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 green bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 red room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Black and white room - 1 Double Bed , En-suite shower, dressing room, leads to patio with sea view
    Bedroom 2 Green room - 1 Double Bed , En-suite bathroom, leads to patio with sea view
    Bedroom 3 Red room - 2 Single Bed , En-suite shower room and dressing room
  • 2 Double rooms with en-suite facilities and a patio with ocean views 1 Twin room with en-suite facilities and dressing room 2 Z-beds available (at the discretion of the owner.)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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'Sunburst' Elegant villa with pool and ocean view
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Everything we hoped for.......

  • 5 of 5

The villa was everything as described and better. All the previous glowing comments are totally justified. Lovely welcome from Jan on arrival and the house was perfect and all ready for us. No issues at all during our 2 week stay. The house is very spacious and with 6 of us that was great, so everyone could find their own space if they wanted. The house is very tastefully decorated to a high standard. Suzie has been the most helpful owner I've ever come across. Nothing was too much trouble and always replied promptly to any queries. I can't praise her enough!

We had a wonderful stay and have some fantastic memories particularly as we got married whilst we were there at the amazing Bottom Bay beach!

We generally never return to somewhere we've been before but I can honestly say that we will definately return to 'Sunburst' again someday (assuming Suzie continues to rent!).

Thanks again Suzie and Jan for making our stay so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well Hello There and Congratulations! What a lovely review...I can feel the warmth in your words and it is so appreciated. We do try hard to give our guests the best we can and to know that it is has been recognised and appreciated is very rewarding indeed for us all. I was over the moon to play even a small part in such a special time for you and your loved ones. Bottom Bay really is beautiful and I know the memories of the beach and your wedding there will last a life time. We have a couple that return to Sunburst on their wedding anniversary every year so maybe we might see you again too :-) would be more than welcome. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write such a generous review for us. It has been my pleasure to converse with you. Lovely people are always welcome at Sunburst so hopefully we will see you all again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad I chose this villa for my Annual Mother's Day Trip. Sometimes when you see things on the internet, it's not what you always get. This SUNBURST VILLA is everything you see in pics and then some.

-CHECK .... Beautiful Home

-CHECK .... Very Clean

-CHECK .... Secure

-CHECK .... All the amenities OF A RESORT

-CHECK .... Private pool

-CHECK .... Private beach

-CHECK .... Beautiful view

-CHECK .... Private Chef (additional but worth it, DELICIOUS)

My friends and I plan on returning , cant wait!

Thank you Suzie!!!!!! *(and thank you! Jan for your kind hospitality)

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Frances I found your review and just had to respond immediately. How kind of you to take time to write a review for us.... and what a review!!! I'm overwhelmed by your glowing review but very, very appreciative and grateful. All the Sunburst team do genuinely care about the experience our guests receive so to know we have been able to help you have a wonderful Mothers Day Trip makes me very happy. It has been a pleasure to converse with and assist you and I do hope you are able to visit again in the future. Thank you very, very much indeed. Take care until we see you again. Kind regards Suzie and all the team at Sunburst
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Great stay in a fabulous villa!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th stay at Atlantic Rising as my sister and brother-in-law live in Apple Hall but this was our first stay in Sunburst and we absolutely loved it. The villa is very spacious, beautifully decorated and really well equipped with amazing views towards the sea. We hadn't stayed in a two storey villa before and really appreciated the cooling breezes upstairs, very much helped by the fact that the villa backs on to open land and then the sea. As a result we used the air conditioning less than we have on any previous visits to Apple Hall. Jan and John were as welcoming and helpful as ever and Suzie has been an absolute pleasure to deal with, both before and after the holiday. We would highly recommend this lovely villa.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello There Your review has just arrived to my inbox and it was so lovely I had to respond immediately. Firstly, let me thank you for taking the time to review Sunburst for us. We really do appreciate it as I'm sure do other people who will be guided by your thoughts as to whether the accommodation is right for them. You obviously love the area and I am delighted that you were happy at Sunburst. Secondly, let me thank you for your kind words regarding my service but also that of Jan and John. They really are lovely people and all of us really try our best to offer the best we can to all our guests. It has been a real pleasure to liaise with you and I do hope you will consider us for your next stay if you travel to the area again. Feel free to get in touch at any time. Sincere thanks and kind regards Suzie
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Beautiful home with all the comforts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home with one other couple and had an amazing time. this house has all the comforts along with the great views. Jan & Jon, the caretakers, greeted us when we arrived and filled us in on how everything worked and gave good info on places to eat. The pool was a great way to relax after a full day of sightseeing. We loved the east coast which is far less crowded than the west side. If you enjoy crowds and lots of shopping, the west coast is only a 20 minute drive. The local food is wonderful, and we much preferred it to the much higher end restaurants. A few that we hit were Marco Polos, West End on a thurs,Friday, or Sat. night. Also in Bathsheba is the Round House Inn which sits right beside the Soupbowl, which is a great surfing spot. The restaurant sits on a cliff overlooking a spectacular beach. The only problem with the trip is that we did not have enough time to see everything in a week ! We will be back again. Thanks to all the friendly people the great restaurants and Jan and Jon for your help. And a huge thank you to Susie and Ben for sharing you beautiful home.

Frankie & Roger Tipton

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place that feels like a private resort, Sunburst is the place is for you! We had an amazing stay and after getting used to driving on the "other" side of the road we were able to navigate the island pretty easily. Travel tip: Do not use the GPS the rental car places provide, you may have better luck than we did but the routes were out of date, paying for an international cell phone plan with apple maps made getting around the island way easier. : )

Be sure to explore right in your own backyard! There is path in the field behind the house that leads to some pretty amazing cliffs! We will be back, maybe even for our honeymoon... we got engaged during our stay!!! : )

Thank you for a week of a memories.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie How kind of you to write a review for us. Firstly let me say Congratulations on your engagement! ...also what a pleasure it has been conversing with you. I am delighted that Sunburst was all you hoped it would be. Thank you also for the 'heads up' regarding the GPS system. I have never used one so would have been unaware of any problems with them. I'm sure prospective guests will find the information very useful. The scenery near Sunburst is lovely so I'm glad you encouraged others to enjoy it. Bottom Bay and Harrismith are beautiful coves and well worth seeing. I do hope we will be able to welcome you to Sunburst again soon. I'll get the champagne on ice in case its your honeymoon! Sincere thanks and kind regards Suzie
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Fabulous place - everything you could possibly need. A great base for exploring the island.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much. From the very beginning of the booking process Suzie the owner was very helpful and supportive. The house was beautifully appointed and had everything you'd need. Location was great, with a mix of fabulous beaches. The whole family had a ball - would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. I am over the moon that you enjoyed Sunburst and that you were happy with our service. We genuinely care about the 'Sunburst Experience' that our guests receive and to know that you and your family were happy makes it all worthwhile. I must add that it was a delight to converse with you and my pleasure to have you share Sunburst. You are welcome anytime! I hope the memories you made there will last a life time. Sincere Thanks and Kind Regards Suzie
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Bottom Bay
Car: recommended

Situated east of the windward isles Barbados is a relatively small coral stone island. Being approximately 26 miles long by 14 miles wide makes everything the island have to offer easily accessible. Sunburst is located on the south eastern coat of the island and is a short stroll from the breathtaking Bottom Bay beach, said by some to be one of the most picturesque beaches in the world. There are several other stunning beaches and bays within the immediate area including the famous beaches at The Crane and Sam Lords Castle. The airport is situated approximately 15 minutes away and the capital, Bridgetown, around 30 minutes from Sunburst.

Barbados can be any type of holiday you choose. It can be leisurely and relaxing or adventurous and exciting. Nature lovers will admire the natural beauty on the island whilst food and drink connoisseurs have the option of dinning at some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean. Sunburst is a lovingly crafted home which will appeal to all.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apple Hall, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2019
2 Jun 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
If online payment used £25

A security bond of £250 Sterling or $500 US Dollars will be required. This will be returned in full after the property has been checked for damages.

An administration fee of £25.00 will be requested if the online payment system is used.

Prices maybe subject to change at the owners discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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