Just a few steps down our beach-access pathway and you're on our favourite beach! Great for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle-boarding!Front entrance to the Apartment.


6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2.5 baths


6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2.5 baths

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About this listing

Just a few steps down a private garden path brings you to our favourite beach. This extremely comfortable (and recently renovated) apartment sits on the famed Barbados West Coast, conveniently located between Holetown and quaint Speightstown. You will find that we provide everything you need for the perfect vacation - from a kayak and paddle-board for cruising the coast, to beach chairs and a cooler for sundowners on the beach, to masks and a dive flag so you can explore the reef!


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: £401
Weekly Discount: 10%

Description

The space

Recently renovated, this apartment is as nice as you will find anywhere in Barbados. Our apartment is perfect for a family looking for a beach vacation or for couples wanting to experience the West Coast. Whether you want to lay on the beach, explore the island, or use the stand-up paddle board and kayak (included for free!) you are going to love our little piece of paradise!

Bedroom 1: King size bed, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity, closet space, safe with digital keypad, porch-access.

Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, closet space.

Bedroom 3: Two twin beds (which can be easily converted into a king-sized bed), air conditioning, ceiling fan, closet space.

There is only one thing nicer than sipping a world-famous Barbados rum-punch on our beach and that is following it with another rum-punch on the patio afterwards!

The living room/dining room is spacious and breezy. For evenings or the occasional rainy-day we provide our guests with a wide array of board games, a collection of books and magazines, high-speed internet access and tv with cable.

Guest access

You will have your own parking spot for your rental car, if need be.

You can also use the freshwater shower under the coconut trees on the beach (just be sure to turn it off when you're finished).

We also provide our guests with beach chairs, a cooler to take your drinks to the beach, beach towels, and a stand-up paddle-board and 2 kayaks.

The rental rate also includes a once-a-week housekeeping service.

Interaction with guests

David and Diana live in another apartment in the same building and are available if you need anything while you're enjoying your stay!

The neighbourhood

Our apartment is located in one of 3 buildings on the James Bay property. We have shared parking with the other buildings and a shared path (less than 100m) that takes you from the steps of your apartment straight down to one of the nicest beaches on the island (honestly our favourite!). The beach is relatively secluded - as there is limited public access and no hotels nearby. The reef immediately in front of the property is perfect for snorkelling and the calm waters make for great swimming, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding (all available for free).

The gardens surrounding the properties are exquisitely kept and during mango season we regularly see wild monkeys sitting in the trees above the path.

We are located between Holetown and Speightstown. We are just a few minutes (1.3 miles) away from the Limegrove Shopping Centre (home to a Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and an upscale cigar bar). We are just a short walk (or kayak/paddle-board!) away from Lonestar Restaurant and the famous Juju's beach bar.

We also recommend you check out the various bars and restaurants along Second Street for food and drink (Spago and Red Door Lounge are two of our favourites!).

The famous Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland golf courses are only 1.5 miles away.

Getting around

There is a bus stop just steps from the apartment and the buses run regularly along the West Coast road.

Our previous guests informed us that they had no trouble getting around the island. We also provide our guests with a mini-guide on public transport in Barbados to help you find your way!

If you decide to rent a car (rentals are available from the airport) then we provide free parking with 2 spots available just outside the front door.

Driving in Barbados is a breeze - just remember to stick to the left side of the road!

Other things to note

For new visitors to the island, we highly recommend you visit/do the following in Barbados:

(1) St. Nicholas Abbey - beautiful old plantation house with surrounding sugar cane. They still make bajan rum the old-fashioned way. Well worth a visit.

(2) Catamaran cruises (we recommend Jammin' - but they're really all great) - not for the faint of heart. These day cruises are an all-you-can-drink party day complete with a swim with the world's friendliest sea turtles. We highly recommend it.

(3) Explore the beaches! Barbados has many beautiful beaches. We highly recommend you make a day-trip down South to the see the world-renowned Crane Beach. Of course, the beach at our place is still our favourite (and Barbados' best-kept secret).


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

(1) While you are free to do so on the open-air porch, we ask that you refrain from smoking in the apartment.

(2) Please do not sit on the indoor furniture with wet swimsuits.

(3) Snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding are all done at your own risk.

(4) We do not rent out the place as a party venue but, once you are respectful of the place, we are happy for you to entertain a reasonable number of guests during your visit.

(4) Have fun! Please do not hesitate to contact David or Diana if you have any problems while you're visiting.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
6 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Stuart User Profile
April 2017
We would like to thank David and Diana for the fabulous property in which we stayed, for being perfect hosts and for an all round wonderful holiday. The property is in an excellent location. It is very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The beach at the end of the garden is just perfect. David and Diana could not have been more helpful and all exceeded our expectations . We cannot recommend it highly enough. We have written our review almost not wanting to as from a selfish perspective it would tempting to try and keep this property a secret.

Joanna User Profile
January 2017
David and Diana were perfect hosts, nothing was too much and they were always prompt to respond to any qs. The apartment is gorgeous: bright, very large, clean and comfortable with access to the best part of the West Coast beaches. There is an enormous veranda with BBQ, hammock, coffee table and chairs and dining table and chairs. We have stayed in Barbados many many times over the last 10-15 years, but this was by far our favourite place. It gave us the freedom to do what we wanted to do when we wanted to do it, which can be difficult when staying in a hotel. The location is 5mins drive from Lonestar, 7mins Limegrove and 10mins Mullins. Right on the beach with no hotel in sight, the stretch of West Coast is quiet and utterly beautiful. They also have a gorgeous 2 bed apartment below, perfect for larger groups if taking both residences.

Allanna User Profile
October 2016
We had a wonderful stay at David's place. He made us feel very welcome, and was really responsive to all communication leading up to and throughout our stay. The apartment is very well equipped with everything you need. It feels more like a home than a rental. It's very spacious and is better in real life than in the photos. Beach access was wonderful. Overall, would highly recommend.

Claire User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful stay at James Bay #2. It was our first time in Barbados, by the end of our stay we didn't want to leave! The apartment was very clean, comfortable and spacious - really comfortable beds and great bathrooms with fantastic showers. The outdoor space made a great place for all our meals, evening card games,rainstorm watching and monkey spotting. The photographs give a really accurate picture of the apartment and it was great to have so many home comforts and thoughtful touches. It was amazing to have the beach just at the end of the garden and to have use of the kayak, paddle board and snorkels. David and Diana were brilliant hosts - they were very good communicators, the directions were very easy to follow and the apartment easy to find. They checked in with us a couple of times over our stay to make sure everything was okay and we were happy which was much appreciated. Thank you especially for alerting us to turtle hatching - it was the highlight of the holiday to see three babies make their way to the water. We wish them every success with their hosting - we would definitely return to Barbados and James Bay.

Kelly User Profile
August 2016
David provided great information in advance of our stay that made it easy to find the location and enjoy our visit. The apartment more than lived up to our expectations and was well supplied with just about everything we could need during our stay. The kitchen even had a supply of basic cooking herbs and spices for when we walked down to the local fish market and ate in. The beaches we had access to were fabulous and made our early morning walks and swims very convenient . The location between Holetown and Speightstown was great for its accessibility to great restaurants both upscale and ones full of local charm. It is definitely somewhere we would happily return.

Bri & TJ User Profile
April 2016
We had a fabulous nine days! We loved the apartment and felt that we had everything there we needed for our relaxing break. We haven’t slept that well in a long time! The whole family had a truly lovely stay at James Bay. It’s an absolutely stunning apartment on the West Coast, on a very quiet and well equipped complex away from the hustle and bustle of Holetown but within easy reach of beaches (other than the short walk down the apartment stairs to your very own stunning beach) and shops. Furnishings are beautiful and facilities first class. Its Five-star quality but with virtual privacy and freedom. The large balcony was our favorite place to relax day or night and the sunset watching from our beach was priceless. The apartment (feels like a home, not a rental). The local bus stop is just a 2 min walk from the apartment and that was how we got to most places not within walking distance. Nine days really isn’t long enough, and we were very sad to leave. Making Arrangements with David were all super and easy going. David always was quick to answer any questions we had, we were looked after at every turn and were able to completely switch off, relax and enjoy the whole break. Thank you so much for everything we are already looking forward to our next stay with David at James Bay. Cheers

Kingsley User Profile
March 2016
I have had the pleasure of spending the past two weeks at this wonderful spacious 3 bed apartment. In a word - wow! I have been to the island many many times now - well in to double figures, and I do believe that this is probably the best apartment I have stayed in. It is very well equipped and has pretty much everything you could possibly need. It really is a home from home. The beach is a minute walk down a private path, and is fairly secluded. I cannot recommend this apartment enough. It was everything I wanted and more. The apartment To the beach

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David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.

New homeowner. Lawyer, husband, traveller, beach-fanatic.

I'm use AirBnB to rent out my parents' beach-apartment whenever it is available.

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