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St James holiday rental villa near beach Holetown

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
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Mangoes-Barbados. Stroll out of the back garden gate of Mangoes and across the road to the beautiful Platinum Coast sands and the Caribbean Sea. Grab a towel and take the tiny 'swimming key' and off you go! Our property could not be better placed; we have the sea and beaches less than two minutes walk and a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, banks and a well stocked modern supermarket on the doorstep! Furthermore, the Beach Club and swimming pool, belonging to local residents and their guests, is also just across the road, with excellent facilities and sun decks and a restaurant at the water's edge! Mangoes is a large, detached, single storey house - (Built size = 2,000 sq Feet / Plot = 10,000 sq Feet). I have an ambition to put a sun deck on the roof where my husband and I (and our ...Mangoes-Barbados. Stroll out of the back garden gate of Mangoes and across the road to the beautiful Platinum Coast sands and the Caribbean Sea. Grab a towel and take the tiny 'swimming key' and off you go! Our property could not be better placed; we have the sea and beaches less than two minutes walk and a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, banks and a well stocked modern supermarket on the doorstep! Furthermore, the Beach Club and swimming pool, belonging to local residents and their guests, is also just across the road, with excellent facilities and sun decks and a restaurant at the water's edge! Mangoes is a large, detached, single storey house - (Built size = 2,000 sq Feet / Plot = 10,000 sq Feet). I have an ambition to put a sun deck on the roof where my husband and I (and our guests, of course) can relax whilst watching the setting sun wink green as it dips behind the Caribbean horizon .... dream .... dream. Back to the reality of now .... our house is very private, being set in large,lush tropical gardens with big gates (safe for children) opening out onto the local roadside at the front and onto the greenbelt and car park at the back. The back gate is the quickest route to the sea - literally 2 minutes saunter. Outdoor living in Barbados is a joy - the weather is so wonderful. To access the full enjoyment of the outdoors, Mangoes offers pure relaxation on the spacious veranda, furnished with up to date rattan-style set comprising a love-seat sofa, two arm chairs, coffee table and mamasan chair, a large dining table and six dining chairs. (The dining chairs also have arms, providing truly comfortable and relaxing seating for 11/12 persons! This is a superb situation to enjoy warm, velvety Caribbean nights, being well lit for reading and overlooking the front garden, pleasingly illuminated by well placed spotlights and an arch of fairy lights and flowers. By lunch time, the veranda is pleasantly shady so makes a good place to have a midday snack. A favourite dining area for breakfast is the gazebo, furnished with a stone table and benches, set in the rear gardens. Be prepared to share breakfast with tiny yellow banana birds! Right next to the gazebo is a sturdy, built in barbecue, with lighting to help keep your culinary efforts on track, and for more formal dining, there is a smart, well furnished 'Al-fresco' dining room leading from the spacious lounge. The lounge is furnished with an attractive cane three, two, one suite, coffee table, occasional tables with lamps, telephone, TV cabinet with video, DVD player + multi choice TV, new flat-screen TV (installed Nov 2012) and book shelves. There are ceiling fans though this is a breezy room with three sets of French windows, one (double doors) lead into the 'Al-fresco' dining room whilst the other two sets lead out onto the veranda. To maximise the breeze, rather than closing the glass doors, there are attractive, safe, lockable, wrought iron gates as an alternative. Mangoes has its own Wifi. Mangoes offers seven bed spaces in three spacious bedrooms: one twin/king - en suite, one twin/queen - en suite and one with three single beds - private bathroom a few steps away. The three bedded room can be made up as a double plus single and there is a fold-away cot. Each bedroom is equipped with wardrobes, full length mirrors, washing basket, bedside tables with lamps, hairdryer, ceiling fans and split system air conditioning included (no extra charge for this). The kitchen has smart white cupboards, beautiful, green/black, pearly granite counter tops, twin stainless steel sinks, track lighting and a brand new cooking stove with hood. It is well equipped, with pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker etc. It opens out through a half glazed door to the rear gardens and gazebo. There is also a wash room for guests use, under cover washing lines and tumble dryer (to keep the towels nice and soft). Mangoes comes with maid service twice per week (no extra charge for this). The maid will change and wash bed linen and towels, sweep and wash floors, clean bathrooms etc. Back outside, there is a car port with space for two cars and a further two could easily park on the drive. NB. The telephone makes free calls around the island. It is not possible to make off-island phone calls but it is possible to receive calls from abroad. Looking forward to hearing from you! Cathryn Mills More
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About the Owner
Mrs Cathryn M
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
Interaction with guests
Guests are unlikely to meet me as I'm stuck in the frozen climes of Northern England (sob!) However, you will be welcomed by my lovely staff, shown around the house, how to use the equipment etc. I'm still only an email away (or available via various methods of instant messaging) and, taking into account the time zone difference, I'm still here to help or answer questions to the best of my ability.
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

I am a little late in posting this review. We stayed at Mangoes some months ago with our family. Cath made sure we were taken care of with detailed instructions and advice prior to our arrival. Lucille the housekeeper, made us feel welcome and ensured...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank lpwm
Cath M, VR Owner at St James holiday rental villa near beach Holetown, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2018

Hi there P, What a lovely review! Yes, a little late but never TOO late ..... and well worth waiting for! Your description of Mangoes is perfect regarding location and easy access to surrounding facilities. Everything is pretty much on the doorstep isn't it? I'm...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

The villa is so spacious and was marvellous for our family of 6, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Plenty of wardrobe space and a fantastic well equipped kitchen for those that want to eat in. Lovely garden area at the front and back too. Cath,...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 400angelaf21
Management response:Responded 19 August 2018

A lovely review, thanks very much. Though I didn't meet you myself, I felt we had a good rapport through our communication and Cheryl told me that you were delightful people to look after. It was a pleasure to have you stay, don't leave it...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect place on the perfect holiday island! Villa is spotless, spacious, perfect position, and has everything you could possibly need! Pool that you have access to is lovely and the beach is right there too. Lots of lovely restaurants on the beach front, our favourite...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank jeanyess
Management response:Responded 27 July 2018

Thanks Jeanyess! Great description of Holetown/Sunset Crest area. You make a particularly useful point regarding no Barbados beaches being private - a helpful comment for future visitors. Thanks for the personal compliments about Ian and I being around to help when needed and I'm glad...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Amazing location - beach across the street, grocery story nearby, access to a pool. Villa is spacious and extremely well-equipped. Owners easily accessible.More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank 4DawGid
Management response:Responded 22 July 2018

Hi there, Thanks, a neat, compact, positive review containing useful details for future guests. It was an extra nice experience to meet you as we see few of our guests face to face let alone on Mangoes doorstep! Very glad you had such a nice...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018

Had a great time and the Villa was superb, Lucille the housemaid was Brill. Beach was on the doorstep and all the other amenities.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank paulvP9365FY
Management response:Responded 19 May 2018

Hi Paul, A compact review but it says everything in a neat package. Thanks very much indeed! You know where to find us if you'd like to return - we'd happily welcome you back! Cheerio, Cath.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Garage
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Water Views
Blender
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Sunset Crest, where Mangoes is situated is a lovely residential area right on the 'Platinum Coast' of Barbados . Most of the houses are quite large, detached properties (owned by respectable working people) with beautiful tropical gardens which all adds to the pleasant atmosphere of the area. The Caribbean sea and our pool are situated just across the West Coast road, a mere 2 minutes walk away. The pool is privately owned by Sunset Crest property owners. It is maintained by the Beach House which provides restaurant, bar and facilities. Entry to the pool is free for local residents and renters and, as many locals are working people with busy lives to attend to and not much time to go swimming, this leaves it fairly under-used. Sunset Crest, is very close to historic Holetown where the f...
Getting around
An excellent bus service runs up and down the coast road regularly. We always hire a car because, as owners, we need to reach furniture stores etc. Holiday makers don't need a car except for sight seeing purposes and some of my more adventurous guests tell me that they have traveled far and wide using only public buses! There are no trains on the island of course, so all transport is by car, bus or taxi...... and boats of course .... always for fun though, there are no boats for transport (as far as I know!)
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