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St James holiday rental villa near beach Holetown – Home 3896121 Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

St James holiday rental villa near beach Holetown – Home 3896121

  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 3 Twin beds
  • 1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuites)

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking

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!)

Interaction with guest

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.

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

No smoking indoors . . . if smoking outside, please dispose of cigarette ends thoughtfully, using an ashtray as opposed to throwing them into the flower beds (filter tips do not break down).

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About the owner

Mrs Cathryn M.

Tourist License
1000069804424

Average reply time:
1 hour 13 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
01 Jun 2022
Years listed:
12
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

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Reviews

Excellent
58 reviews

Excellent
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Very Good
13
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“Ideal location.”

Reviewed 2 Mar 2022

We have just returned from four wonderful weeks at Mangoes. So convenient for bars, restaurants and stores, plus the beach and Beach Club pool are mere minutes away. The villa is spacious, very well a… More

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“Return to Mangos”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2020

We returned to Mangos in February having last stayed there in 2012. In between we had stayed at several other properties in Holetown, never being able to return to the property as it was always booked… More

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Response from the owner Hi there, Thanks for returning to Mangoes. It was good to have you back again so I’m glad we did have a vacancy this time. Thanks for a very good, well balanced review. Our location has always been one of our strong points, though we are not beach front as those top luxury places are …. priced accordingly, I’m afraid. Our closeness to beach and pool and the proximity we enjoy to facilities, from the medical centre to the exclusive designer shops of Lime Grove, make walking out an enjoyable saunter – especially on those deliciously warm Caribbean evenings, strolling back easily from the restaurant. I’m glad you liked the improvements we made in 2017. The new bathroom is a great advantage; there was no en-suite to that room before. You work with what you have so the open, walk-in shower is generous enough for my big nephews, guests like it, and I thought I was lucky to find that stylish little wash basin. On the veranda, the rattan furniture set seats four, nice for smaller parties. Matching those pieces, we have the large dining table and six generous, cushioned carver-style chairs and the much loved mamasan ….. pull these all together and you have comfy seating for eleven people – tried and tested in 2017 when we had family and builders enjoying a big take away from Just Grillin (just out of the back garden gate). What a fun night that was! Thanks too for the personal compliments; Lucille has always been a shining star, warm, friendly and absolutely reliable but I like to have my finger on the pulse as well. Truth be told, I enjoy a bit of banter even via email and have truly enjoyed the communication between myself and lots of past guests. I end on a serious note – I am very glad that you holidayed when you did, getting to Barbados and back again in safety before Covid 19 stopped all travelling to paradise. My heart goes out to the whole world at this terrible time. Stay safe ….. Written April 3rd 2020.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Mangoes is a special villa”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2020

We have just returned from our fourth stay of 3 weeks at Mangoes. The villa is both well equipped and organised, the management and staff are all very helpful and friendly Mangoes is very well situate… More

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Response from the owner Hi there, Thanks for this very good review. It was lovely to have you back! Our fabulous situation is one of our strengths - everything is so close by .... you can get out for sight seeing if you want to or if you'd rather just relax and stay local, there's still plenty to do. You're right, we do have brilliant staff who help to make the place what it is. Hopefully, you might make a fifth visit - you'll always be very welcome at Mangoes. Cheerio, Cath.

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“Spacious Villa in a fabulous location”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2020

The location of the Villa is fab, just a short stroll to a variety of shops and bars. The addition of the Beach Club access is an absolute bonus. Really good communication with Cath the owner who cou… More

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Response from the owner Hi there Shirleysixpence (love that name!) Thanks very much for this top rating - endorsed by your booking for 2020. I'm so glad you found my information useful - a lot of it is built on queries raised by previous guests. Good communication is very important (enjoyable too) and I always encourage guest comments - that's how we learn. Thanks again, speak soon, Cheerio, Cath.

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“Location Location LOCATION!”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2019

This is truly a gem! As all the descriptions depict, this house has it all! My wife, teenage daughter and I were very comfortable. We immediately felt at home. This house is in easy walking distance f… More

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Response from the owner Wow! What can I say! This is a brilliant review, bursting with information for future guests as well as with praise for myself and my staff! I wonder if you realised how much enjoyment i had out of the communication we had during your stay. It moved from my responsibility to provide information to pure fun, chatting back and forth! I’m truly happy to hear that you had such a great time, made so many contacts and friendships. I really hope that you’ll want to return sometime and we can do this all again! Don’t leave it too long! Cheerio, Cath.

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“Beautiful Villa in a Prime Location”

Reviewed 18 Dec 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. Lu… More

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Response from the owner 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 very glad you enjoyed staying in my home so much - it makes my job very worthwhile. I get a lot of satisfaction from chatting with my guests; providing them with information, answering questions and put them at ease. Lucille will also be thrilled to hear your comments on her warmth as well as her housekeeping. I always pass such messages on. I particularly enjoyed our communications and I sincerely hope that you will revisit .... very soon! Keep in touch, cheerio Cath

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“Everything about this place is great!”

Reviewed 6 Aug 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… More

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Response from the owner 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 too long before you re-visit, we look forward to having you back soon. Cheerio, Cath. (and Ian of course ..... and Cheryl too!!)

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“Great return visit!”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2018

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 t… More

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Response from the owner 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 you appreciate our lovely staff too. I was a little confused about the "bills" comment (I pay them all online) so I'm assuming it's just a typo. Anyway, many thanks indeed for a splendid review - it's a great help to us. We certainly hope you will return - twice in a lifetime is not enough times to visit Barbados! (That's my opinion anyway!) Take care, Cheerio, Cath.

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“Wonderful family-friendly beach villa”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2018

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

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Response from the owner 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 time, if you ever want to repeat the experience, please come back to us - you'll be very welcome. Cheerio, Cath.

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“Ideal Villa & Location”

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.

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Response from the owner 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.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

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FAQs

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