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Beautiful 2-Bedroom Apartment right on the beach in this tranquil little bay

Beachfront apartment with kitchen, near Paynes Bay Beach

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Derricks, St. James, Barbados
9,6.Exceptional.
  • Easy renting experience. It rained a few days during our stay. We were lucky to have the…

    Apr 22, 2022

  • You can’t beat the view of the ocean from this property! Very comfortable and convenient…

    Mar 21, 2022

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  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • On the beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Paynes Bay Beach - 17 min walk
  • Sandy Lane Beach - 28 min walk
  • Batts Rock Beach - 20 min walk
  • Barbados Polo Club - 27 min walk
  • Paradise Beach - 28 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

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About this apartment

Attractive upstairs apartment, in beach-side house with communal patio, leading directly onto one of the quietest and most beautiful beaches on the West Coast, with excellent swimming and snorkelling in the crystal waters of the Caribbean. Comprising 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, the other with en-suite shower room and washing machine. There is a well-equipped modern kitchen for the chefs among your party. The lovely light sitting room, with stunning views of the Caribbean and the beach, has a cooling breeze blowing through it for most of the year. In essence perfection.
The village shopping centre and supermarket are within easy reach on foot. There are several excellent restaurants nearby, including the world-renowned Cliff. We are 1.5 km away from Sandy Lane and its world-class golf facilities. Waters sports, fishing, and glass-bottomed boats are virtually on the doorstep - and, if requested, many will pick you up from the beach.. For those who don’t wish to hire a car the bus stop is nearby, and the buses run frequently up until 11.30 pm. The apartment has Wifi internet access and on site security.

Little Reef is well situated for multiple activities. From the very beautiful beach, a few short steps away, there is snorkelling on the reef, where you may spot one of the resident turtles, meandering among shoals of brightly coloured fish. Boating and water sport activities are also on offer from operators on the way to the big resorts past Sandy Lane. Fishermen bring their daily catch into Fitts Village, just in front of Jordan's Supermarket, a five-minute walk along the beach.

For those who don’t want to miss the exploits of their favourite team, Wendy’s sports bar is just a couple of minutes away, across the road. Wendy's also have a snack bar. Alternatively there’s the Surfside bar in Holetown (15 minutes away by bus and car), a great spot for being on the beach and watching the footie at the same time. Holetown is also the place to go to if you want a bank, pizza or the larger Massy’s supermarket, which will deliver your shopping if you don't have a car. Holetown also boasts plenty of watering holes and restaurants. Bridgetown and the South Coast are around twenty minutes by car and the buses run regularly.

If you just want to chill out Little Reef’s balcony is a great place for watching the frigate birds wheeling above, maybe a fisherman making a catch, and world go by – and, if you are up early and very, very, lucky you may get a glimpse of a monkey in the nearby shack-shack tree. If you want take a tan back home Little Reef has a lovely sunny patio, or you can take the extra few steps to the beach. At the end of the day there is often nothing better than a walk along the beach or just watching a beautiful sunset and the boats making for home, while you enjoy a sundowner.


What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Paynes Bay Beach - 17 min walk
  • Sandy Lane Beach - 28 min walk
  • Batts Rock Beach - 20 min walk
  • Barbados Polo Club - 27 min walk
  • Paradise Beach - 28 min walk
  • Sandy Lane Golf Course - 35 min walk
  • 3Ws Monument - 38 min walk
  • Sunset Crest Shopping Centre - 40 min walk
  • University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus - 43 min walk
  • Brighton Beach - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km

Getting around

  • Grantley Adams Intl. Airport (BGI) - 34 min drive
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Derricks, St. James, Barbados

The manager

Richard Britton

Speaks: English, French

The apartment

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car not required
  • On the beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Note from host: Only in the main living room & outdoors

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom two - 1 king bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender
  • Spices

Dining

  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fenced yard

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Beach loungers
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Minimum check-in age: 22

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:30 PM
  • Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 22

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a deadbolt lock on site.

FAQs

  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:30 PM. Check-out time is 12:00 PM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cariba (7-min walk), The Cliff (9-min walk), and Karibu (14-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like fishing, hiking, and jet skiing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching.
9,6.Exceptional.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Wonderful View

    Loved our stay at Little Reef. First time to Barbados, but probably not our last. Apartment was great, just as the images portray and as everyone says….the sunsets are stunning!! Richard was great to deal with and Grantley who maintains the property and Esther were extremely friendly and helpful and we intend to maintain contact with them!! Bus stop outside is very handy (7 BBD) for two people anywhere up and down the west coast and nearest supermarket (Jordans) about a 15 minute walk away. As everyone says, the road the apartment sits on is very busy, but to be honest, this didn’t concern us one bit. Great apartment, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and very friendly locals!

    Grahame B., 14 night trip, Feb 26, 2022

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Excellent stay and the view can’t be beat!

    The property was clean upon arrival. The first thing I noticed walking in was some great huge windows. They completely open out to the ocean. Wow what a view! I loved hearing and seeing the ocean all day. We loved walking along the beach. It was adventurous at times if the tide was high., but still fun. If you like snorkeling, just swim out straight from the house and then to your right. It was outstanding! We ran into an issue with our departure date. The owner was quick to reply, and came to our rescue. We can’t say enough good about him. We highly recommend this place and look forward to coming back!

    Joy B., 18 night trip, Jan 13, 2022

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Fabulous location and stunning sunsets

    We loved our stay in Little Reef apartment (upstairs). The sunsets from our lounge where amazing and the fold back doors worked well. Bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable and the air con worked very well. We used the local Reggae bus which stopped outside for travelling along the west coast and it was a great experience, loved it. We also used the shared patio for sunbathing. The apartment is quite basic but this is very obvious in the photos and previous reviews so not a shock. Only a few minor points: - no welcome pack which was detailed in the information, not sure if this is due to covid. - apartment smelt quite musty, especially the 2nd bedroom and en-suite which we didn’t use. I think it was from the washing machine in the 2nd en-suite bathroom - there isn’t a beach outside the apartment when we where there and we entered the sea via steps. the sea was quite rough on the steps when accessing the sea. Maybe the sea was just a bit rough when we where there in January. - it’s a 10 min walk along the road to access a local sandy beach in Fitts village as we couldn’t walk along the shore. We tended to get the Reggae bus (10 mins) to the beach in Holetown which was fabulous.

    siobhan m., 5 night trip, Jan 4, 2022

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Fitts Village

    Our overall experience was wonderful. Traveling during Covid was a bit stressful however, but had a great vacation. The apartment was quaint and had everything we needed for a ten day stay. The check in process was easy once we arrived and settled in quite nicely. Fitts Village is a small and relatively quiet town with a market within walking distance. There is a fantastic local fish market in Paynes Bay that we walked to and picked up fresh fish almost daily.. If we ever decide to go back to Barbados we will surely be in touch with this host.

    Craig B., 10 night trip, Dec 8, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Wonderful stay

    Absolutely incredible stay! The apartment is lovely in good condition. Grantley was very helpful and able to take in a parcel for us of some things we forgot. The view was amazing and the apartment was just a few steps from the beach.

    Thomas, 6 night trip with friends, Nov 14, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Wonderful apartment- best view ever!!!!

    The apartament is fantastic ! The panoramic window is perfect- the view is stunning! The best place on the island to see the sunset 🌅 the apartment is very clean and the kitchen has everything you need to cook. The sunbeds are available on the terrace. There is a few restaurants nerby but if you have a car it’s not bother anyway. Thank you 😊

    U U., 4 night trip, Nov 9, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Awesome location

    Everything was very easy from booking to access. The flats location is outstanding. The sunsets were amazing. We had many rums just watching the sun go down. The supermarket was great and well stocked. Loved our stay.

    John S., 5 night trip, Oct 29, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Incredible vistas

    We stayed for the views - amazing and dreamy. The amenities are dated (kitchen supplies) and the cleaning was ok, but we would stay again. Good wifi, perfect for remote work. Thanks Richard and Paula!

    Mary S., 5 night trip, Oct 24, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Just like the photos ! Incredible views and feels like your own private beach !

    Watched the sunset every night from the balcony - couldn’t get any closer to the sea. Would def stay here again, owners very helpful. On a main bus route and close to a basic supermarket . Could sometimes be a little noisy from the traffic, but worth it for the views. A little bit worn but clean . Would recommend this apartment and the side of the island it’s on. Go for it !

    Louise B., 13 night trip, Aug 4, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great place to experience Barbados

    Because of the Covid-19 panic, we had to postpone our visit to Little Reef for one year. Even then, the ever-changing decrees of the Barbados government made it difficult to travel to the island. Richard was very accommodating and flexible, and we finally arrived for our two-week holiday. The photographs show exactly what the apartment is like: it is directly on the Caribbean Sea. We could hear the surf every day, and we could swim and snorkel right in front of the house. The people of Barbados are exceptionally friendly. Normally, if a stranger approaches you, they want to sell you something; not true in Barbados. They simply want to say hello and ask if you are enjoying your holiday. Everyone smiles and is quick with an “Alright.” We could walk a couple blocks inland and, if we were lucky, see a troop of Green monkeys. (We also saw monkeys at Batts Rock Beach, just a short drive away.) A local fellow named George arranged for us to swim with the turtles in Holetown. Wendy’s Bar is a short walk up the street, where you can get homemade fast-food, plus four beers for BBD$ 10.50. A little farther way is Il Tempio Italian Restaurant, which serves delicious island meals. (We recommend the Tomato Soup.) Jordans’ grocery store is within walking distance, but there is a much larger grocery store in Holetown, about five minutes’ drive north. The location is great if you like to get away from it all. Even though it’s in “Fitts Village”, there isn’t really much of a village (in terms of shops and things to do). But instead, you end up living like a Bajan. The apartment itself is not upscale, but it is comfortable. Richard was very quick to accommodate any minor issues (ex. a light went out in the kitchen). There is a washing machine and a line to dry clothes. Overall, we loved our stay in Little Reef! Thank you again, Richard, for your hospitality!

    Thomas R., 14 night trip, May 31, 2021

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