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3 bed, 2 bathroom villa with OWN POOL plus private beachclub membership

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Katie Shellard
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

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 clean 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 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 Sunset Crest

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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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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sunset Crest in Holetown

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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
  • 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
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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3 bed, 2 bathroom villa with OWN POOL plus private beachclub membership
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews
5

A lovely villa in a great location near the beaches and restaurants but also very quite and safe

  • 5 of 5

We went to Barbados for my 50th birthday in June 2017 with my son, daughter, her partner myself and my husband. We were of various ages ranging from 19 to 60. We all loved the villa as it had lovely gardens with palm trees and beautiful flowers. it was very quiet but 10 minutes walk to the beaches and restaurants, and also the bus stop, so the best of both worlds. We also felt very safe. Sunset crest is a lovely area, which is well maintained all over, there is always a gardener somewhere keeping the gardens looking pristine. Our villa had everything we needed for a 2 week stay. Lots of games, all the bedrooms were of adequate size and all air conditioned. the kitchen was well equipped and lovely Charlene came twice a week to clean the bedding etc. The pool was an added bonus and was lovely to swim in the mornings while having breakfast. We also had monkeys and humming birds visiting us. A great bonus was the beach club pool right on the beach , we used this everyday after coming off the beach to cool down. This place is kept very clean and there is always a sunbed available and a great ice cream parlour a few doors away. Nothing is too much trouble here and everyone is very relaxed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Biflora and would recommend this villa to anyone wanting an all round great holiday in Barbados.

Jo and family

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great villa....great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in the Villa....very well equipped and of course made great use of the wonderful pool. Short 5 minute walk to Beach Club which is another huge plus. Enjoyed the support system of Villa manager (who was waiting for us on arrival) and the housekeeper who we chatted to while she was here....Villa is truly spotless. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday in Barbados....this would be it! Thanks >>>Steve & Brenda. Toronto

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous fortnight

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with the property. It was everything we had hoped for and more. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the swimming pool was a bonus. It is a quiet location but only a few minutes walk from the beach, the shops and the Bank. We enjoyed relaxing around the undercover eating area and the pool, and when we returned from our tours around the island it was a lovely place to return to.

On our arrival, February 26th, night had begun and we hastened down to Zacchios for rum punch and enjoyed the sun setting and then moved along to Surfside, drawn by the steel band which was playing and 'danced' on the sand. What a great start.

Holetown beaches are great, but the second week the red flags were flying and the waves were crashing in. A feast for the eyes. Speightstown is quite different to Holetown - a much slower pace. The Caribbean Art Gallery is a must. Fantastic paintings. We ate at the Fishermans Pub (a good experience) and later in the week, we had coffee and lunch at The Fish Pot, Six Mens Bay. The beach is great there, and the swordfish we had for lunch was excellent.

So much more to say, but going back to 180 Biflora each time was like returning home. Warm and welcoming!

Vivienne Troughton

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A tranquil and romantic hideaway in the sun.The

  • 5 of 5

The house with its housekeeping and great location made a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Property was first class and we would deffinately recommend

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described and really good value for money. The island had a problem water pressure which affected the villa but a call to the manageress was quickly answered and the problem fixed. The villa is well situated for a really good selection of bars and restaurants (aprox 5/10 minute walk). Information from the owner and the manageress was really helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Overall we were very pleased with the property and had a really good holiday

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sunset Crest, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
14 Apr 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£893
for 7 nights
£893
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2017/8
19 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 14 nights
£1,200
 
 
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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