Holetown Vacation Rental Home - Condo in a complex - 650 sq ft / 60 sq m - First floor
WINTER UNAVAILABLE OWNER OCCUPIED
On Barbados' beautifully flowered and treed west coast, and located in Holetown, St.James, this lovely upper-level, one-bedroom condominium is beachside with beautiful views over the Caribbean, both by day and night. It has a fully equipped, custom fitted renovated kitchen, with gas stove and electronic ignition. A spacious living/diningroom area opens out to the comfortably furnished balcony overlooking the beach, offering 'magical' sunsets every evening provided by Mother Nature. The bedroom has a king-size or two twin beds, airconditioning, which is often not required, as the condominium complex is well situated in the path of the Tradewinds, which provide gentle breezes thoughout, so it's possible to leave the doors and windows open daily, as the condo has lockable wrought iron gates, front and back. The livingroom has convertible sofas which can also be used for sleeping two extra family members, as they make up into two single beds. There is WIFi, plus hispeed 4G internet access modem with cable for USB port & phone making communication simple. The dining area comfortably seats 5. The full bathroom has a separate vanity with granite counter top, dressing area with mirrors and hairdryer, plus ample storage space and security chest for safe keeping of documents, valuables Condo has its own hot watersystem so there is never a shortage of hot water,(plus water is drinkable right out of the tap, as Barbados has some of the best water in the world!) There are portable fans, celing fans, airconditioning, cable TVs, DVD, phones, microwave, coffee maker, blender, all linens dishes and glasses .
The tropical garden providing a luxuriant oasis for relaxation, has wifi available. It has a freshwater pool, freshwater shower and lounge chairs, umbrellas, and is beachside - the sea, just a few steps away with excellent snorkelling right off the beach on the new submerged reef. Sunbed mattresses are stored in the condo's garden lockup for extra comfort. The beach, being on the west coast is calm and tranquil, and safe for swimming, with a new man made submerged reef, which is now home to over 50 different species of fish, from tangs, parrots, puffers, black damsels, French angels, etc. So it also tames any errant waves,! Close by are Water sports and red jetski (66H) operator Mali provides discounted rates to our guests and can arrange the best rate for other hires. In Late April sometimes Whales visit the bay outside the condos and lucky visitors have the chance to spot them while out on the jetski. It's an easy few minute stroll to Surfside beach bar which has a steel band for happy hour on a Sunday, or the shopping centre, from which buses run every few minutes into the city centre or to places of interest. All beaches are public. There are banks, car hire, taxis, and local inexpensive buses into Bridgetown, and 'tourist attractions' which are used by both visitors and local alike.
Holetown is 28 km from the airport, and is home to many fashionable restaurants, and the upscale new Lime Grove mall. Bars, Dining and shopping are within easy walking distance, and many watersports are available on the beach at your doorstep. There are 2 nightclub, plus a new dine-in cinema. Close by for evening entertainment. There is also the well known 1st St, street party on Sunday nights with karaoke twice a month . Easily reaching by bus or car, are many different types of 'tourist attractions' such as Huntes Gardens, Orchid World, the Flower Forest, Andromeda Gardens, a pocket rainforest 'Welchman's Gully', a Wild Life Centre and many historic plantation homes open to the public, Plus the local parish church built in 1629 St. James,' whose bell,, was cast by the same foundry that made the original Liberty Bell is within an easy walk !. Harrison's Caves, provide a fascinating tour of illuminated underground caverns, and at the north of the island is the Animal flower Cave, where one can swim in an underground cave (weather permitting) or thrill to the huge Atlantic rollers crashing into the cliffs. Swimming with the endangered turtles is a very popular activity and many people choose to take a "cat" trip out for the day to do this. Visitors also like scuba diving and snorkelling at Folkestone, the marine park, a 10 minute walk away, or for those who prefer less far to walk, the outer edge of the new manmade reef of protective Nova Scotia granite, outside the condos is amazing with its large diversity of fish and now starting to grow coral too. There're also sea trips on the Jolly Roger, Atlantis submarine, and glass bottom boats. Other activities are horseback riding on the beach, fishing - deep sea, or off the beach. Tennis and golf are nearby. Popular spectator sports are horse racing, polo, surfing, cricket and a sport's bar shows TV matches
We recommend applying for the re-discover voucher available free from the re-discover website - so that visitors can take advantage of the special program whereby one can dine at certain upscale restaurants, which are offering a 3 course meal, tax, tip, and a bottle of wine per couple for just $100 US (one must pre-book and specify the re-discover menu) - there is also a 10% discount off many luncheon venues with the voucher, and discounts at some tourist attractions too - plus one can also enter a free competition for a week's stay next year free.
Dine at one of the 50 best restaurants in the world! - The Cliff -reservations are required. Or visit the famous Sandy Lane Hotel, one of the most luxurious, and upmarket hotels worldwide, popular with the rich and famous, is just a 10 minute drive away. Holetown also has numerous bars and restaurants, ranging from fast food to bistros, and gourmet dining, and 'take out' is provided from many restaurants, rum shops, and roadside stands.
Barbados offers an opportunity to experience a Caribbean lifestyle influenced by its traditional British history. The first settlers arrived in1627, and the island still retains its British Parliamentary system. It has a reliable infrastructure, and offers the comforts and safety of most Western countries.
Since the island is roughly triangular in shape, the 3 coasts offer a totally different ambience. The east coast bordered by the Atlantic ocean, is wild, rugged, beautiful, isolated, and unsuitable for swimming in most areas, and does host an international surfing competition in November. The south coast, has heavy surf, and is ideal for bogie boarding, body surfing or going to surf school, while being more industrial, commercial, and having numerous fast food outlets, and local markets. The west coast, known internationally as the Platinum Coast, borders the blue Caribbean Sea, which is normally calm and suitable for all varieties of water sports.
As Barbados lies outside the hurricane belt, being too far east and south for most hurricanes to develop,so the usual weather is blue sunny skies and white puffy clouds, normal showers being of short duration. Average daily high 30C. Sea temperature's a constant 80F or even warmer in the summer .
Maid Service is included 3 times a week.