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#5 Ajoupa Villas
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#5 Ajoupa Villas
Front view with pool
Main bedroom
View from main bedroom
Second bedroom
Upstairs hallway looking into the second bedroom
Living room
Living room
Fully equipped kitchen
Dining room
Dining room
Pool area
Front gates
Looking over the pool at the villa
View from the side of the house
Garden next to the house
Pool
Deck chairs infront of the pool
View from the sea
Sunset from Ajoupa Villas
Local Batts Rock Beach
One of the many beaches in Barbados
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Townhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Fitts, Saint James Parish, Barbados

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MrsDrake1
1 review
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“Beyond perfect”
Reviewed 4 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Everything from booking to departure was the best and easiest holiday we could have had.
A beautiful home from home for my young family of 4. Honest review of the essentials:
Location - close to the beech, easy reach to pretty much everywhere and we could even walk to a choice of places to eat if we didn't want to take the car or bus. We did find with it being June that being on the west coast just a few miles from the south coast we got less clouds which is bizarre for such a small island!
House - breath taking views to wake up to. Everything we needed was there - just like it is at home. More than enough space not to be in each others pockets with the added bonus of the gardens and pool
Owners - gave us the low down and suggestions of everything we needed to now to make the most of our time there
Island - so laid back and friendly it's unbelievable. The beaches are gorgeous, we had a few favourites but each beach offered something different to the last. The food... Was so great we all put on a few pounds!
Now we just need to look at flights for next year as we will be coming back here, can't imagine stopping in a hotel again!

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janebN714...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Comfortable, clean and beautiful house”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a fantastic week at 5 Ajoupa villas. The house is very comfortable and clean. It is in a lovely setting and extremely good value for money. We would definitely stay here again. Great location for beautiful beaches and to access the rest of the island.

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Liked best: Very homely and comfortable
Liked least: Limited kitchen utensils
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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harry c
1 review
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“Garden, pool & sea-views of a Tropical hotel with the economy, space & independence of home.”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
5
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A villa/ apartment holiday offers the convenience, space & independence of home which a hotel lacks- but, unless in a holiday complex with associated crowds- the extra utility usually comes at the expense of the ambience, on-site swimming pool & easy access to a beach vital to the Tropical 'feel-good' factor. We know - we have a time-share in Spain. No such compromise here. This small development is an aesthetic delight in its own right - with sea views, lovely gardens and the pool, although shared, is never crowded - much more peaceful than all but the most exclusive hotel. Beach and supermarket are within easy walking distance and, although we enjoyed having a car, but for the attractiveness of the island itself, we could easily have remained at Ajoupa throughout. Otherwise, the public transport system in Barbados offers an easy & economical alternative. Failing that, we did the Jolly Roger Party cruise and they picked us up and dropped us off at the door - not at the nearest hotel - ideal given the likely effects of the rum punch! Catered hotel costs in Barbados are at a premium but trying to save on a 'room only' basis is likely to end up even more costly as eating out is equally expensive. Although supermarket prices are also higher than in the UK, the value for money offered by this property and the ability to self-cater properly - not just a microwave in the corner of a hotel room - more than makes up for that. If you can afford to stay at Sandy Lane - fine - but, if not, to enjoy the tropical experience without paying tropical prices, this is an ideal alternative within a 2 mile radius. The owner (Roz) and her agent (Monica) could not have been more helpful throughout. Internet access to home and a phone on hand to call Monica in emergency freed us from worries. That we were not running up hidden room or service charges made us quite smug and, with dependent children, our hotel choice usually lies between the inconvenience of a shared room or the worry - and cost - of a second room with unsupervised access. This was not a problem here - any more than it is at home - and, if they were careless keeping their clothes clean, what better than a washer-dryer to hand? If the opportunity presents itself, we will certainly return even if it is just the two of us. In the Caribbean, we normally cruise because the daily costs are better value at sea. If ambience & relaxation are not enough and you need wall-to-wall entertainment or catering, a cruise will still be better value than a hotel. Personally, however, even on a ship, we don't choose to be organised to this extent and, this time, for the small 'nuisance' of self-catering, we got a much better feel for Barbados, we were delighted to get away from the crowds associated with a resort - floating or otherwise - and if we wanted something different from international banqueting cuisine or a drink without a bar bill - we could get it for ourselves. It was a winning formula. It could always be combined with a cruise - which is what we did - but, to our surprise, we found we could just as easily have done without the cruise! We had visited the other ports before anyway - as we had Barbados - but it was only by staying ashore we discovered how much more this place has to offer.

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Liked best: We would have had to pay much more elsewhere for this ambience.
Liked least: Full cooker, fridge freezer & washer-dryer great but needs more crockery/cutlery.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Liked best: proximity to everything
Liked least: nothing comes to mind
Travelling group: Young Children
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Recommended for:
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LizaCtori
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous stay at Ajoupa Villas”
Reviewed 12 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
3
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We stayed at Ajoupa villas for 2 weeks in July/August 2013 and we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The house is perfect for a small family (we are 2 adults with teenage children). It was clean, in great condition, is well provided with a good kitchen, and very comfortable. Importantly, for our children it has a pool (shared with 13 other houses, but rarely were there many other people in it) a great beach close by and WiFi access! We hired a car for 5 days over the 2 weeks as Barbados is easy to get around and we wanted to see the very different Atlantic coast. Having said that, the buses that run along the coast were frequent and fun to be in. The west coast is tastefully developed and in my opinion, as the most beautiful beaches, some very undeveloped and others with a bar or two provided. The local beach is the former, and we were lucky enough to come across large turtles swimming around as we snorkelled along the reef there. There are plenty of resturants and bars a short bus drive or walk away. The closest bar, which is a 5 minute walk away is part of a good Italian restaurant where you can just have drinks, and it is lively and good value particularly between the 4-6pm happy hour! The locals are incredibly friendly and we never felt unsafe, unlike on some other islands.
Ajoupa Villas is a great option for those who want to experience an expensive island on a smaller budget.

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