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Comfortable Studio Apartment - Beach 40 yards, Holetown 400 yards

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 40 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect for couples or a group of 3 friends.

Comfortable apartment in beautifully kept tropical gardens just steps from the white coral sands, crystal blue waters and palm trees of Discovery Bay. The apartment is bright and airy with colourful fabrics, hardwood and cane furniture, and fans providing a cooling breeze. There is a very well equipped kitchen so you can rustle up anything from freshly caught tuna to a rum punch for sun downers. Enjoy watching humming birds feeding among the hibiscus and monkeys scampering up trees as you relax on the balcony. A wide range of bars and restaurants, an excellent supermarket and duty free shopping are all just a short walk away in Holetown. If you need to keep in touch there is free wireless broadband access for your laptop.

Eating and Drinking: Zacchios Restaurant is a favourite 5 minutes stroll away with water side eating at sensible prices. Nearby Inn on the Beach has a great value buffet lunch and lovely setting. Surfside Bar & Restaurant has a great Happy Hour, simple beach menu and TV screens for sports lovers. ular bars a short walk North and Lexy Piano Bar enlivens the town. Holetown's First and Second Streets offer a mix including Mediterranean, Bajan, South Indian, Italian, Sushi and Asian restaurants. For upmarket dining Tides and The Mews deserve their reputations. Further afield The Fish Pot, North of Speightstown is worth the bus ride - as is Cariba to the South. To eat like the locals try the roadside vans - or the fish frys at Oistins and Half Moon Fort. Patisserie Flint can ease you into another laid back day with a latte and delicious banana bread. If you just want to sit on a beach with a rum punch Harry our gardener has a family recipe and will gladly mix you a bottle of his finest.

Beaches around the island: Discovery Bay and Settlers beaches are ideal for swimming with gently shelving sand, jet ski free areas marked by buoys & floating platforms for diving or sunbathing. If you want to chill in the shade with a good book they are fringed with Coconut Palms & Casuarina trees & Bougainvillea adding a splash of colour. Water skiing and other aqua sports are available on the beach - or you can book ahead at Sandpiper's kiosk. Mullins & Gibbs beaches are 4 miles north, Sandy Lane beach 2 miles south. Brighton beach just north of Bridgetown has a glorious expanse of sand + the delightfully laid back Weisers Bar.The South East Coast is a favourite place with all types of surfer. The East Coast is a complete contrast - almost deserted with big Atlantic rollers crashing in rather than the gentle Caribbean Sea. It is rugged and beautiful but beware of the dangerous undertow in many places. Crane Beach is superb - with a great deli en route. Best eating places there: The Cove & The Crane.

Barbados and the Bajans offer so much: Barbados is a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, nightlife, music, history, great restaurants. But what makes Barbados special, and the reason so many visitors return year after year, is the Bajans who are warm, charming, always ready with a smile. They make you feel welcome and really at home on this lovely Caribbean Island. - - Do try a half day catamaran cruise up the West coast with lunch, drinks, wreck snorkeling and a swim with turtles. It departs just by Art Studio. - - Barbados has a reputation for having the finest golf in the Caribbean, with championship at Sandy Lane & Royal Westmoreland 5 minutes away and Royal Barbados Golf Club further south. - - Also: Kensington Oval, best known of all West Indian Cricket Grounds - - Rum distillery tour and rum shops - - Wildlife Reserve (north) - - Andromeda Botanical Gardens (east) - - Harrison's cave with impressive stalactites & and stalagmites (centre) - - the largest military garrison in the Caribbean. - - Enjoy.

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah or Simon Ellis
Member since: 2000
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Sarah or Simon Ellis

We live in Cambridge UK with Katy and Sammy who are 16 and 14.

They love swimming with the turtles and the fresh fish at Ju Ju's Beach Restaurant.

Sarah or Simon Ellis purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Sarah or Simon Ellis chose Lascelles

We bought Art Studio #7 in 2000 on our 3rd trip to Barbados. It is great to walk out the door and be on the beach in less than a minute. The Bajans are the friendliest people we have ever met, fantastic with children and wonderfully laid back.

What makes this apartment unique

40 yards/metres from the beach.

Lovely tropical gardens

Holetown on your doorstep.

Everything you need! .

Guestbook comments from the manager

1. My thanks for a wonderful stay in your appt last week. It was a great escape and an enjoyable first glimpse of Barbados! I thoroughly enjoyed it but didn't really do justice to all the places to see and visit in the time I was there but it gives me a good reason to go back. 2. Thanks for a brilliant holiday in Art Studio. We had a great time. Please pass our thanks to Harry, Audrey & Helena. 3. We had a fantastic time thank you very much. 4. We enjoyed our Christmas break at Art Studios. It was a great place to be for 2 weeks. Harry & Audrey were great. 5. We had a lovely time - just what we needed - nothing nicer than a tan for the New Year.
Nov 2007
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grantley Adams, Bridgetown, Barbados
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Bridgetown
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Discovery Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment is 400 yards North of Holetown on the Platinum Coast - named after its beautiful white coral sand. Settlers Beach is 200 yards North and has Spago, a waterfront Italian restaurant. Folkestone Marine Park lies just beyond with excellent reef snorkeling, a museum, aquarium, picnic tables in the shade and tennis courts. Art Studio sits between the Sandpiper and Discovery Bay hotels which are happy for guests to use their pools and bars. Holetown has more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every taste and budget (see 'Eating & Drinking' section below). It also offers banks, taxis, post office and a good range of shops. Catch one of Barbados' famous yellow buses from a stop 100 yards away to visit bustling Bridgetown or head north to laid back Speightstown.

Other Activities: Liming, steel band, piano bar, reef snorkeling, swimming with turtles, glass bottom boat, jet ski, rum shops and distillery, marine parks.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Lascelles, Barbados

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Tiled bathroom with WC and walk-in shower - powered by efficient solar panels. There is also an outside shower at the side of the apartment for use after the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , The 2 beds can be made up as a king size. 3rd bed available
  • The king size bed can be split into 2 single beds if preferred. Third bed (folding) or a cot available if needed. Please note - there is a small extra charge for a third person in the apartment.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • car optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will be well looked after by our friendly staff. Meschelle is the Housekeeper who looks after our apartment. She is assisted by Helena (maid) and Elvis the gardener/handyman. They will ensure things run smoothly and answer any questions for you. We can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport by a local taxi firm.

Reviews

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Comfortable Studio Apartment - Beach 40 yards, Holetown 400 yards
average rating of 4.590909 based on 24 reviews
5

Just right for a beach side holiday

  • 5 of 5

Property situated seconds from the sea which met our number one requirement. The studio apartment was cleaned daily by a very helpful team. Ideal for a short stay. Close to all public transport, shops and a wide range of restaurants - do wonder down the side streets to see range of eating options. Owners and staff responded quickly the few queries we had. We would definitely stay again. Holetown a mixture of the expensive (Lime Grove) and the more affordable.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great location for Beach and Holetown

  • 4 of 5

What a fantastic location... just a walk through the garden and you are on the beach and in my opinion the best beach on the island... we spent our beach time just past Sandpipers Hotel where you have a choice of shade from the trees. The apartment was very well equipped although we didn't find the iron until our last day, my fault really as shouldn't of relied on the hubby to look for it on our first day there. We were initially concerned there was no A/C but with the 2 fans blowing on you whilst sleeping it was fine...The Wi-Fi was excellent and the guest book was filled with lots of information which was very helpful. The apartment was cleaned everyday including fresh towels. There are a selection of books and a game or two of scrabble never went a miss. We did not use the tv so cannot comment. We had breakfast on the terrace each morning sharing our crumbs with the very friendly birds whilst watching the monkeys playing in the trees. Of an evening we would take the 5 minute stroll to 1st and 2nd Street to have very reasonably priced beer at The One Love Bar and a chat with the locals then some cocktails mainly at Zaccios again a 5 minute stroll away before settling for a meal at one of the many restaurants. We were surprised how quiet it was and was advised June is a quiet time. A must is Ragamuffins on a Sunday night, transvestite act which was fab then afterwards outside The One Love Bar next door for karaoke & DJ with dancing in the street. A day or so after we arrived we decided to hire a car so I emailed Sarah and she arranged for a car... it was no problem for her. I would not hesitate in booking to stay here again if/when we return to Barbados. Thank you Sarah and Ian for being so flexible and helpful when we initially enquired. So glad we booked.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

great little apartment

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Art Studio apartments. Apartment was clean and had everything we needed. Everything was in working order. One of the other reviews said the refrigerator was so loud it would keep you up at night. Although the refrigerator is on the older side we never heard it make any noise. We loved sitting on the deck and having breakfast or a snack. Beach access if a short walk away. There is not much beach to actually sit on right where the stairs are but there is plenty of beach in either direction. When we were there it was very quiet and we typically had the beach to ourselves. The grocery store, gas station, a mall and police station are all within walking distance. Owners were very responsive and always answered my emails very promptly and answered all my questions. Staff were great.

Enjoyed our week here!

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Well appointed apartment in a central location

  • 4 of 5

The property is in an ideal location. A walk through the gardens and you are on the beach. It is also only 5 minutes to Lime Grove shopping centre and 10 minutes to the centre of Holetown.

The apartment is well appointed and very clean. For what you get in Barbados, in this location, it is excellent value for money. It is lovely to sit on the balcony having a meal and being on the first floor you do get a little breeze which is more than welcome.

The wifi is excellent, plenty of kitchen equipment and there is even a good selection of books to read.

There is also a no noise policy after 11pm which ensures you a good nights sleep.

We would recommend this to friends and relatives as a good value apartment in an ideal location.

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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2

Needs refurbishing and website updating

  • 2 of 5

Upon arrival, we were very disappointed with the apartment as it did not resemble the photographs shown on the website. We were told these photographs were taken some years ago and used to advertise other apartments on the site.

Overall the apartment could do with being redecorated and the bed/furniture/whitegoods updating as they were looking old and tired, although the rusty old fridge worked well, it kept you up most of the night.

The infestation of small ants were everywhere, bathroom, kitchen work surfaces, but we put that down to the Caribbean way of life!!

Some of the information provided could do with updating, for instance, the laundry room is not available for use, only through the housekeeping services. The staff that look after the apartments are new, and we felt they could have been more amenable.

The TV/radio didn't work for the length of our stay, which we did report, they tried to fix it but to no avail. So we had nothing to listen to during our stay.

Overall the property was well looked after and kept as clean as they possibly could, the gardens were well maintained and situated close to the beach.

Would we recommend this apartment to a friend or others? No not in its current condition!! Would we stay here again? No, we would pay more money for a more comfortable property.

Overall we enjoyed our holiday and love Barbados and we will return once again, albeit to different accommodation.

Many thanks

Karen and Derek.

  • Review Submitted: 13/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Outstanding base for moderately priced Holetown holiday

  • 4 of 5

Arts Studio 7 is a clean and attractively furnished studio in a little condominium complex with direct access to the beach (and superb swimming) on the edge of Holetown. The location is excellent - an easy stroll by beach or road to the facilities of Holetown. The studios are set in small but well tended grounds. In the December to March period there are lots of longer term guests in the complex who have been coming for many years so there is a friendly and welcoming social community. The properties are excellent value given their Holetown location. Slight drawbacks are lack of air conditioning (good screened windows and a fan provide reasonable cooling on all but the hottest days but this does mean you have to accept some traffic noise plus cockerel next door (from 5am)), limited parking - there would have been an issue if one more guest had chosen to have a car - and outlook (the terrace of no 7, which is the only place in the studio equipped for sitting, looks out on the carpark - enlivened by beautiful orchid tree with humming birds. visiting monkeys and mongoose but still a carpark). The windows of the studio are obscured for privacy so there is not much view from the studio itself. It is also worth noting that although there are some loungers and chairs in the communal gardens there is no pool - but wonderful swimming direct from the property so only really an issue when the sea is rough (there were red flags on 2 days during our stay).

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Lascelles, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
November/December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
AU$115
AU$804
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2017 & New Year 2018
15 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
AU$143
AU$996
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan - Apr 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$142
AU$987
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Apr - Aug 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$117
AU$812
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$96
AU$638
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest
 
November/December 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$117
AU$821
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2018 & New Year 2019
15 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
AU$145
AU$1,013
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$112
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental rates include daily maid service, all utilities and linen - but please bring your own outdoor towels for beach and garden use.
Flexible changeover day. You can rent by the night - just divide the weekly rate by 7.
Additional adults are £100 per week, additional children £50pw.
Late availability special rates - email us.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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