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3 bed, 2 bathroom villa with private pool PLUS new private beachclub membership

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
villa
People
5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Sunset Crest - 180 Biflora, Sunset Crest

Beautiful 3 bed villa, sleeps 5 with private pool, walk to beach & amenities

This single storey detached 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa is light, bright and very comfortable. Membership is included to the newly rebuilt, 2014, luxury, members-only Sunset Crest Beach Club directly on the beach. As well as a private pool at the villa you can also swim in the large Beach Club pool with lockers, showers, changing rooms and loungers directly accessing the beautiful sandy beach and adjoining the Beach House bar and restaurant. Watch the sailing boats drift by as you sip a cool margarita on your lounger.

The villa is set within its own fully enclosed tropical garden, it has a private swimming pool and sun deck. The wrap-around covered patio provides ample space for outdoor BBQs, relaxing or sipping a cold cocktail.

Careful use has been made of locally sourced materials. The villa has beautiful pickled pine ceilings and wardrobes, pale ceramic floors throughout, coral stone light sconce and prints by local artists.

The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. A further bathroom is shared by the two remaining bedrooms. All bedrooms have air conditioning units fitted and ceiling fans. The lounge/dining room has 2 ceiling fans.

The kitchen overlooking the garden and pool includes a dishwasher, top loading American washing machine, electric oven and fridge freezer.

The villa has its own allocated off-street parking.

Ideally situated in the heart of St James on the West Coast, 180 Biflora provides a quiet, relaxing place to stay a few minutes walk from some of Barbados' best restaurants and attractions. Whether you decide to hire a car or not, there is plenty to do around Sunset Crest and Holetown all within walking distance. Travelling around the island is easy by bus, hiring a car or by taxi.

The villa also has access to the Sunset Crest beach club, via a security card. There is a large communal pool with free loungers and access through a security gate to the sandy beach and West coast board walk.

For lunch or dinner chose from local restaurants such as the Beach house, Zaccios, The Tides, Just Grillin, Elbow Room. Late night live entertainment happens at 1st Street. Sandy Lane is 5 minutes away, Daphnes and the Cliff are a 10 minute drive or bus ride; Cin Cin, the Fish Pot and Lone Star are 15 minutes away.

Self catering is easy with the supermarket approximately 10 minutes walk away, offering a good range of groceries including Waitrose produce. The local fish market is a quick trip (Paynes Bay) to buy ultra-fresh swordfish or barracuda for your BBQ. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be bought from the stalls at the end of the road. There are also a few delis in Holetown for more specialist food.

The Chattel Village shops are 5 minutes walk for local souvenirs or breakfast at the cafe. In February each year, the Holetown festival takes place. In August the famous Crop Over festival takes place with parades and celebrations throughout the island.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Katie Shellard
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2016
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About Katie Shellard

Hi, I am Katie. Welcome to 180 Biflora Row, Sunset Crest. This villa was purchased in 2012 and has been carefully renovated. Modernising this lovely villa was quite a task, but I hope you will agree this is now a very comfortable holiday home.

The villa was built in the 1960s and we wanted to keep the traditional charm of the villa but add some modern touches, such as the pale ceramic floor tiles and useful dishwasher, All the linen and towels have been upgraded to cool white cotton and crockery and cutlery are all new with a generous supply of wine and cocktail glasses. We hope that you will find this villa a warm and welcoming holiday home.

We have high standards, keeping the villa clean and tidy. We expect our guests to do the same and respect the villa. The villa is beautifully cared for by our lovely housekeeper and guests will find crisp white cotton sheets and towels on arrival plus beach towels for use by the pool or beach. If you are looking for a smart, comfortable, Non-smoking, family villa, we would be pleased to welcome you.

Katie Shellard purchased this villa in 2012

Why Katie Shellard chose St. James

Sun, sun, sun! There are few places in the world you can go during the winter and guarantee it will be sunny and warm. And this is one. If you're looking for an escape from the gloom and rain in the UK or perhaps Canada, look no further. Even when it does rain in Barabados it is always warm.

What makes this villa unique

This is one of the few properties in Sunset Crest that has a private pool. If you'd like to take a dip at 6:00 a.m or midnight, the pool is only a few steps away. No need to share with the neighbours!

We have a very friendly and knowledgeable property manager - Rachel. She will meet you at the villa and show you round. She is happy to advise on anything you may need during your holiday, such as groceries, baby sitting, restaurants.

A membership card for the Sunset Crest beach club is provided and will also get discount at several local stores and cafes.

As we spend several weeks every year in the villa ourselves, we do try to ensure that there is everything you need for a really enjoyable vacation.

Holetown is the centre of the glitzy West coast and staying at Biflora, you are minutes away from all the amenities.This villa is within walking distance of the beach, supermarket, restaurants and bars. If you don't want to hire a car for your stay, you have everything you need a short stroll away. Taxis and buses are easy to get if you are sightseeing or going to the airport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a find! We stayed in the same area (Sunset Crest) last year which we found to be quiet and safe and only a few minutes walk from the beech, shops and restaurants. The villa is set in the centre of a fenced garden and has been cleverly upgraded recently including a private, illuminated swimming pool and sun deck which is perfect for those looking to get away from people and not fight over sun loungers.



One of the highlights of our stay was that we seemed to be on the monkey route and several mornings we were being stared at by a troup of at least 15 monkeys walking across the fence. Magic!



The villa is very clean and smart and the kitchen is modern and well equiped and has a verandah perfect for dining and takes in the breeze. If the housekeeper Shirleen offers her daughter's services for an Island Tour take it as we did. We had a great day out which included St Nicholas Abbey (its a plantation house not an Abbey) and now makes its own rum.

Our favorite restaurant was The Cliff which was complete restaurant theatre and a must for a special occasion but Google it and book from home before you go as it is that popular.



We had a wonderful time and would have no hesitation in recommending 180 and we would be happy to go there again (and we have never said that before).
Mar 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

3 bed, 2 bathroom villa with private pool PLUS new private beachclub membership
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews
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returnholiday to the sun

  • 5 of 5

this was my 3rd time staying at this villa since last year that we mentioned to the owner about the pathway they have renewed it completely to make it 100% accesible to disabled wheelchair users, thankyou for this.the villa is very well situated for all your needs on the island, shops bars beach attractions . i have already booked for next year. this is the only holiday in my life where i have returned to the same place. i normaly go somewhere differant each time but this villa and situation makes me want to go back year after year, im sure i will have many more visits here in years to come, the service you are given is top drawer ie agent , maid service, gardeners , pool maintainence. nothing is to much trouble for anyone . see you next year .. Kevin

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and comfortable surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Really relaxing stay in Holetown for us once again, and the change to this residence for the first time did not disappoint.

A comfortable, roomy and light villa with full WiFi (which worked great after Rachel and her team quickly resolved a problem).

The pool was bigger than it looked on the pictures but we feel would benefit from a sunshade / umbrella on the sundeck area.

We had a great time, the staff were extremely helpful, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely refurbished Villa in quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Just had a great week at Biflora which is in a quiet area only 5 mins from shops & beaches. We were surprised how much larger it was compared to Photos and Katie has done a great job with the refurbishment so far - nice big beds with A/C in all the bedrooms. The pool is a real joy to cool down in the heat of the day & the well tended gardens are very colourful. In all would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Holetown without paying big prices. Only 5 mins to best Restaurant - Tides & best breakfast place - Cafe Karizma !

Stu, Cos & Mais

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish amazing.Nice welcome by Rachel and Shirleene the cleaner was lovely, even pool man and gardener so friendly.

Just returned from Biflora Villa.It is an amazing villa in a great location, quite and close enough to walk to beach, bars,shops, and bus stops if you want to go further afield.

The villa is lovely and clean, and well equipped. Like home from home.The pool was lovely for a mid afternoon dip, after a nice walk round the old nine golf course. We also used the Beachclub membership which was great right on the beach. The beach house does lovely food for lunch and dinner.

The Cafe Bar Carizma was lovely for breakfast and lunch, also have a great Tapas night twice a week with a live band, must book as very popular. Sundowners in Drift bar, Zaccos and Surfside a must, having a cocktail watching the sunset.

Our favorite place was Santi Beach the sunbeds are amazing and 2for1 on drinks between 5-6pm just in time for sunset.This is right next door to Lone Star, also Ju-Jus best chips ever, the other side of Lone star.

We stayed at Biflora for 2 weeks and was not ready to come home. It really is home from home, just sitting on the terrace drinking rum and coke was heaven. Cant wait to return ,and will defiantly use this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review and for your list of suggestions of places to visit. There are so many great places in Barbados to explore. I will pass your thanks to my fantastic staff who make this such a truly relaxing 'villa in paradise'. We hope to welcome you back really soon Katie
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A Superb Get Away Villa

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was clean, well maintained and had many extras to make our stay memorable. The kitchen is well equipped, beds comfortable and the air conditioner kept us cool at night. The gardens were lovely and the front porch provided a pleasant place to enjoy our meals. We made good use of the pool especially on hot afternoons. The private beach club was very clean and well taken care of with access to the beach and the ocean. Gorgeous beach!

Kate's book provides all the information about the Villa and the Island that you need to know. Great recommendations for food as well. A must see is the East Coast, Hunte's garden and the animal reserve. Kudos to the team of people who take care of the Villa, pool and the grounds.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your (return) trip to the island. Hunte's gardens is also one of my favourite places and well worth a trip if you are looking for a change from sun, sand and sea. We look forward to welcoming you back again and our sincere thanks for taking the time to review our villa.
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Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

A lovely house set in a quiet cul de sac with a beautiful garden humming with birds just minutes from the beach and the restaurants in town, easily accommodated our group of 5.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to give feedback on our lovely villa. The location we think is absolutely perfect, as other reviewers have mentioned. You have the choice of the best beaches, restaurants, shops and bars and even a choice of swimming pools! What more could you want for a perfect Caribbean holiday?
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Grantley Adams airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Beach House and many others
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Bridgetown
Nearest Golf
0.1 Kilometres
Sandy Lane Old Nine
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Tides
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Holetown Beach 5 minutes walk
Car: not necessary

If you are planning a beach or golf holiday in Barbados, 180 Biflora is ideal; only 5 minutes from the gorgeous West Coast sandy beach of Holetown. The villa is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the peaceful residential area of Sunset Crest on the Platinum west coast of Barbados. It’s a quiet location with easy access to some of the best restaurants, bars and beach all within a 5 minute walk.

You have the added benefit of a private pool at the villa and use of the Beach Club pool and facilities at the Holetown beach. You can sun bathe all day long on the villa’s pool deck or sit in the shade of the patio, read and watch the bird-life. You’ll find in Barbados there is never a rush to do anything.

The villa is maintained to a very high standard which we expect our guests to respect. We value our maid highly and she will ensure the villa is spotless for you. All the louvred windows can be opened in the day to allow the east to west breeze to cool the house and give that outdoors/indoors feel to the place.

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Sunset Crest is a lovely leafy mature residential neighbourhood scattered with interesting tropical trees, after which the roads are named. A tropical garden surrounds the villa with mature mango, palms, and almond trees for shade. Humming birds are regular visitors to the garden.

It is an easy stroll to Holetown, where you can find a supermarket, lots of different restaurants and cafes, boutiques, deli, Cave Shepherd department store and duty free, banks, post office and Lime Grove cinemas. First street offers live night-time entertainment on Friday.

For sight-seeing further afield there is a taxi rank in Sunset Crest, or the local buses run every few minutes to Bridgetown and elsewhere. Bus stops are within a short stroll. Car hire can be arranged.

We have a Welcome Pack at the villa full of ideas for trips around the island, useful contacts for all sorts of activities and a list of local restaurants and menus is included.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sunset Crest, St. James

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Low 2016
14 Apr 2016 - 13 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

All prices exclude costs of electricity and water which will be payable at the end of your stay dependent on usage. Normally this will be approximately £50 per week.
If you require extra days, please contact us for further information.
Price includes maid service, pool maintenance and gardening
WIFI is included free of charge. Beach towels are included free.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sunset Crest, Barbados

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have a walk in shower with a very low step in. There is a basin with cupboard for storing toiletries Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Single sofa bed in lounge
  • All three bedrooms have air conditioning units plus ceiling fans. Bedroom 1 has a large double Bedrooms 2 has two 3 ft 6' zip together singles that can make a (big) double if required Bedroom 3 has twin single beds All mattresses are top of the range hotel mattresses and were replaced in 2012.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If there is anything specific you are looking for, please contact me. The villa is in a beautiful spot, for peace,quiet and beautiful beaches but if you want activity and adventure, the island has lots to offer.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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