This luxury townhouse has all you would expect in your home from home. Safe and friendly environment, Satellite TV, Broadband, tasteful furnishings and even children’s toys.
For that special luxury Caribbean holiday at an amazing price. Ocean Breeze is an immaculate, spacious, newly built townhouse in Christ Church, Barbados. It has been designed to be your holiday home from home with all the comforts you could desire.
The house benefits include an air-conditioned king room, with Jacuzzi en-suite, walk in wardrobe, TV & DVD player and a private balcony with panoramic sea views. Two further bedrooms, one double and one twin, both with air-conditioning, built in wardrobes and ceiling fans.
The family shower room and downstairs cloakroom, open plan Modern granite topped kitchen with side-by-side fridge freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher, oven, hob, washing machine and tumble dryer, separate living and dining areas all make for easy living. The spacious patio leads to a private dip pool and landscaped enclosed gardens.
Ocean Breeze is baby-friendly equipped with stair gates, travel cot, highchair, pushchair, car seat, toys, change mat and a sterilizer, bottles, iceboxes, plates and cutlery. The outside area has a gate to the pool, non-slip mats and an inflatable kid’s pool. There is even a beach tent and various beach clothing & footwear for baby/toddler usage.
Your comfort is our priority and Ocean Breeze is fully furnished with high quality local furniture, Satellite TV, DVD player with films and a stereo hi-fi system, iPod charger and connections, sun loungers, Wi-fi broadband, telephone, safe and interior and exterior dining options, including BBQ add to your enjoyment. All crockery and cooking utensils are supplied as are irons, hairdryers, bed linen, towels and beach towels. Smoking is not permitted inside the house.
Ocean Breeze - The location
Ocean Breeze is on the southernmost tip of the Island, close to South Point Lighthouse. It is in a quiet residential area, with local professional neighbours, Dr’s etc. It is only about a ten minute drive or taxi ride from the airport, but is well away from the flight path or aircraft noise.
The local beaches are a two minute walk away, the nearest public beach is walkable, but is a ‘hike’ in the hot weather. A three minute drive is preferable. This beach is situated by the popular tourist spot of Oistins, with its famous fish fry evenings. This is also where the local banks, petrol station, shops and supermarkets are found.
There is the lovely ‘Surfers’ bar and a couple of Bajan or Italian restaurants within walking distance, as is the ‘Virgin’ Silver Sands resort, which again has restaurant facilities. St Lawrence Gap, with its popular night life and restaurants is only a 10 minute drive away.
I would recommend a hire car, however there are many buses and minibuses that are regular and very cheap, that stop on the coast road about a minutes walk from the house. Taxis are also numerous and inexpensive.
For car hire, I always use Stoutes Car Rental Company with whom I have negotiated a 15% discount for customers. They are very reasonably priced, local and I have always had great service from them, they have an office at the airport to complete the paperwork and then help you with your luggage into the car. You then simply drive to the airport on departure day, leave your keys in the office and fly home.
Barbados - The island
Barbados is arguably the most beautiful Island in the Caribbean. The strong colonial links, magnificent beaches and fine cuisine make it the most desired destination for the discerning British holidaymaker. Many attractions are easily accessible and the friendly residents are always happy to offer help and advise.
Money - Barbados or US Dollars are accepted everywhere on a straight 2BDS for 1USD exchange rate. I take mainly US but draw out Bajan from cash machines. Its worth checking with your own bank if they have any affiliated branches in Barbados who dont charge for foreign withdrawals, i.e. Barclays customers can withdraw from Scotia Bank with no commission cost.
All beaches are public and time spent driving out looking for a spot to picnic and relax is seldom wasted. The East Coast has many picture postcard beaches, but the strong sea currents require respect. Don’t forget the sunscreen and shades! It seldom drops below 27°C so sunburn is always a risk if not properly protected, even on the odd cloudy day
Swim with wild turtles in Carlise Bay. You really will see them swimming around in this calm bay very close to Bridgetown. Diving and snorkelling are very popular here.
Water sports of all types are generally available. Nearby Silver Sands is famous for its wind and kite surfing, Jet ski, sailboats and hobbycats are available to hire at most of the popular beaches.
Enjoy the awesome Harrisons caves. Ride on an electric tram through the subterranean stream passages of this natural limestone wonder. A must do trip to the islands most famous site.
Beautiful Orchid World has thousands of orchids of every imaginable colour nestled in a tropical garden, with waterfall, stream and fountains. A favourite spot for weddings.
Magnificent Sunbury plantation house is a superb example of a Barbadian sugar estate great house, where every room is open to the public. Full of antiques and collectables, steeped in history and very interesting.
Visit the Flower Caves and the north tip of Barbados, walk through the underground tunnels and view the sea anemones that gave name to the caves and take a dip in one of the natural pools. Outside there are some spectacular rugged cliffs and sea views.
Ocean Park is a family orientated facility, with water fun and pirate themes. See sharks, rays and barracuda swimming in massive tanks, walk under simulated ocean scenes, or learn about the projects to preserve and protect the marine environment around Barbados.
The Cockspurs rum distillery, gift shop and beach provide an opportunity to taste a cocktail and learn the history of this world famous drink. Take away a souvenir key ring or t-Shirt, always a conversation starter.
There are many rum shops in which to try the local beverages. You could also try a guided tour of the distilleries, the Mount Gay Tour being a favourite, or maybe a trip to the Banks Brewery to taste the Island’s beer.
To get a different view of Barbados, helicopter flights leave from Bridgetown, or several companies lead guided 4-wheel-drive tours through sugar cane fields taking you to places of stunning beauty, whilst giving an informative overview of Bajan culture and history.
Have a punt at The Garrison races, or simply watch from the sides. Or take in a cricket match at The Kensington Oval host of the 2007 Cricket World Cup Finals....Barbados's equivalent to Wembley Stadium!
Boat cruises are reasonably priced and leave from Bridgetown harbour. Most provide lunch or day trips with food and drink provided. You will be taken to exclusive bays and have the chance to snorkel with turtles.
Finally the Barbados wildlife reserve is a great day out for the family. With the opportunity to mingle with Bajan monkeys, otters, deer, tortoises, caimans and exotic birds. Have fun and understand why Barbados is the British holidaymakers’ most desired destination. We fell in love with the island on our first visit and decided it was the island for us to return to year after year.
One word...Excellent! Staying in such a good accommodation made our holiday in Barbados even better. Most of good standard apartments/villas on the island are quite expensive to rent and have booked Ocean Breeze for such a reasonable price I was rather pleasantly surprised to find the place with everything we needed and in such a good condition. Definitely a very good value for money and highly recommended. The accommodation is very spacious and homely. The location is very good too but I would always recommend to hire a car as it makes it so much easier to get around. It takes no more than 5 minutes to get to as I found out one of my favourite Miami beach.
Communication with owner was brilliant too. As it was our first stay in Barbados I had quite a few questions and uncertainties. Everytime I emailed Mr. Bacon I would get a very detailed and helpful reply which made me secure and assured.
If I get a chance to go back I would love to stay in Ocean Breeze again.
JOHN from WALSALL
Stayed May 2012
Property is located 15 min from Airportoff the flight path and in a quiet residential area . One of 6 Modern Properties in a secure gated garden area..Fully equipted to cater for both adults and children with all mod cons including Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher, Air Con and a Plunge Pool. Just a wonderful home from home.
Really well worth the price and a wonderful area to stay in - handy access (by car) for the whole island.
Peter from St Austell
Stayed Feb 2012
Our third visit to Barbados but our first to Ocean Breeze and definitely the best so far!
We loved the location of the property and the coolness offered by the sea breeze was much appreciated.
Graham and Fran provided many useful tips on places to visit and to eat but our favorite eatery was most definitely having dinner sitting on the patio enjoying the warm balmy evenings and listening to the whistling frogs!
I have no doubt we will go back to Ocean Breeze.
DAREN from TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Stayed Jan 2012
Great location, lovely property, only one downside would be the local dogs who woke us up nearly every night.
Thank you for spending time reviewing Ocean Breeze. Dogs are I'm afraid a way of life in the Caribbean and I am happy to find this did not mar your enjoyment too much, we are really happy you loved the location and the house and have indicated you would love to return. We would be very happy to welome you back again in the future. Kind regards Graham & Fran
Andreas from Düsseldorf
Stayed Jul 2011
First to say is: Would love to come back next year.
The house is very tastefully equipped with everything we needed during our stay. Everything worked fine and was in excellent condition - remarkable especially under tropical conditions.
We come every year 1-2 times to Barbados and it is not easy to find such an amazing property for short term rent in Atlantic Shores a calm & sophisticated residential area. Heaven for surfers like us, 5 min walk to South Point or Freights, only half hour drive to Soup Bowl. Car is a must for this location away from the tourist crowds. But only 2 min drive to famous Miami Beach, 10/15 min to party zone from St. Lawrence Gap to Bridgetown.
Thank You Graham!
Sonia from Rochester
Stayed Jun 2011
I studied the reviews for this property before booking and was sceptical that the property could live up to the outstanding reviews that were already posted. But not only did it live up to the reviews, it also exceeded them! The house is truly a home away from home, and as the owners have young children, I could relax in the knowledge that the house was absolutely safe and comfortable, with everything from bath mats for the shower to plug covers for the electric sockets. Its amazing how much easier it is to pack and travel without having to drag masses of baby kit halfway round the world! The house managed to be both a luxury retreat, tastefully and simply decorated, and a welcoming home from home. The owners were very helpful and welcoming, and all in all would heartily recommend. Two months later, my two year old still talks fondly of going to her holiday home in bay-dos...well hopefully be back soon!
About the owner
Ocean Breeze was purchased by my wife Fran and I in 2007 and has been designed with you in mind, whether you are a family with young children or a couple seeking that special romantic getaway. Ocean Breeze is the place for you The crystal blue sea, white sandy beaches and friendly atmosphere make Barbados the ideal holiday destination, experience the hospitality of the Barbadian people and a warm welcome where ever you go. Expect to return to the island time and time again, as we have!
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