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Brian FitzGerald

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Ocean Front 2 Bedroom Bungalow on Private Estate

15 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Saint Philip holiday bungalow

2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms, sleeps 4

Located on same 1 1/4 acres as the large house.

This house rental consists of two twin bedrooms, each with connecting full bathrooms. There is a living-dining room area, with a full kitchen. 52' ceiling fans in each room. A full size washing machine & cloths dryer. Wireless WIFI. A broad deck faces the sea.

The sea-view from the deck is glorious. The house sleeps up to four people.

The house rental fee includes daily maid service and a gardener.

A cook can be arranged at the expense of the renter(s).

All linens are included in the house rental fee as well. The house has free wireless Internet access.

See Homeaway property #388055 for 4 bedroom beach house.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brian FitzGerald (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

About Brian FitzGerald

We are a large family, 13 siblings, from a small town along the Canadian border in Northern NY. My Dad originally bought the property to escape the brutal winter seasons. I currently manage the property for the family. My siblings and their families are heavy users of the property.

Brian FitzGerald purchased this bungalow in 1963

Why Brian FitzGerald chose Barbados

Barbados is English speaking.

All the comforts of home are close at hand if you want them as Barbados is one of the most developed islands in the region. The literacy rate approaches 98% and the capital Bridgetown and its surrounds are booming.

Our property is away from the luxury resorts of the west coast and the well-developed south coast, so if you are looking for a highly developed commercial resort setting, that is not our property. We are a short drive from the well-developed southern coast should you wish to access it.

Our property is located on the Southeast coast which is where you’ll find what makes the island special. Steady cooling easterly trade winds and a pristine natural setting. The property is located oceanfront in a quiet, upscale and safe residential setting, close to supermarkets, restaurants and bars. There are a number of beaches within walking distance and Crane Beach, one of the finest beaches on the island is 10 minutes by car.

Barbados is a great package, and despite its popularity, you’ll have no trouble making it your own. Away from the glitz, it’s still a place of classic calypso rhythms, an island-time vibe and world-famous rums.

Half a million people can’t be wrong. That’s the number of visitors Barbados attracts annually, and it doesn’t take long before you see why they come by the planeload: the coasts are ringed by the kinds of azure-water and white-sand visions that fuel the fantasies of Brits, Americans and Canadians stuck shivering away in some snowy winter clime.

What makes this bungalow unique

The property is a unique opportunity for the budget conscious wanting a private ocean front natural setting but not wanting to incur the high cost of a luxury villa. The house is charming, roomy, comfortable and simply furnished.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The beach house is very reasonably priced and quite comfortable. Firstly, it's in a beautiful ocean location in wild, windswept and unspoiled south-east Barbados. There are several adjacent quiet beaches within an easy walk, swimming conditions being a function of the wind conditions. Crane Beach and the stunning Bottom Bay - two of the best beaches on the island - are just a 5 minute drive away. There is also always safe swimming for small children and the elderly at Shark Hole, a 5 minute walk away. The location is ocean-front in a quiet residential neighborhood- local shopping and dining options are a few minutes by car. There is bus service right down the street, we rented a car.The house itself is simply furnished with everything needed including washer/dryer. The lack of air conditioning we thought would be a problem for us but in fact was not, pleasant mid-80’s during the day and mid-70’s a night. Each room is furnished with one or more fans, we never used them. Marcia (the maid) is absolutely lovely. Overall, we were very satisfied with the house but will note it’s not for those wanting a luxury villa. In summary, we plan to stay there again next year, and would recommend it to others, it’s a heck of a value!
Nov 2010
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Reviews

4.6
based on 15 traveller reviews

Ocean Front 2 Bedroom Bungalow on Private Estate
average rating of 4.6 based on 16 reviews
3

Plain but comfortable

  • 3 of 5

House is pretty basic but pleasant. Located in fairly isolated setting. House in front obstructs much of the view. It would be better if the hedge in front of the deck was trimmed down. All that said, we enjoyed our stay and for the price would stay there again

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

First and foremost, a beautiful seaside location.

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, a beautiful seaside location. Knock your socks-off undeveloped coastline and beaches!!!

The house really is a nod to the traditional beach bungalow style. No flat screen TV or A/C, yes to wireless high speed internet. We found it comfortable, family friendly & roomy. Bathrooms, recently renovated, spacious and modern. The full kitchen was well equipped, we used it quite a bit.. Gabbi, the housekeeper, her daily service, pleasant and diligent. She cooks a flying fish and cou-cou dish we’re still dreaming about. Not too far to bars, markets and restaurants. We rented a small car from Stoutes, in late at the airport, took a cab to the house and Stoutes delivered the car to the house early the next morning. When not out and about in the neighborhood, we took a few drives around the island; Bathsheba is not to be missed!

Very reasonably priced – we’ll be back

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderfully Relaxing Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Bungalow. The house and property exceeded our expectations from what is a fair presentation on HomeAway. The house, simply furnished, we found to be comfortable, well maintained and very clean. The bedrooms are spacious and the two full bathrooms crazy spacious! The kitchen is fully stocked for home cooking. Gabby, the housekeeper, helpful, friendly and one heck of a cook.

A nice, safe, upscale residential neighborhood – quite and away from the touristy spots. The ocean front location is a naturalist delight. Well kept grounds, flowers, hummingbirds, green monkeys in the trees from time to time. Great walking beaches & coastline, Sharks Hole swimming and my favorite Crane Beach just down the road. We would go out to Emerald City for food shopping or stop at Cutters for a rum punch and a sandwich.

Early morning breakfast on the deck with the sun rising over the ocean, doesn't get any better.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Location, amenities, and price are right.

  • 5 of 5

Renting vacation property sight unseen can be a leap of faith. Fitzgerald's bungalow is all that it indicates. Great location, well-kept grounds, and the natural scenery is fantastic. Gabby, the house-keeper, is pleasant, helpful w/ excursion suggestions and she's willing to prepare (like a pro) local cuisine in-house. I recommend this property to anyone looking to be removed from the high traffic touristy spots and wanting to relax in a safe, serene, location. We had two couples in our group and found the space, including two bathrooms, ample. The kitchen is fully functional and most of our at-home leisure time was spent on the expansive deck. All for a very reasonable cost.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Edges rough just like coast.

  • 4 of 5

1) We only saw the groundskeeper once when he came to batten down the windows with Tropical Storm Chantelle threatening; when the all clear was given by the government and the weather had passed, he did not return so my son and I propped open the big shutters with two broomsticks and a piece of cane - we were out by 8 on the next morning and when we returned by mid-day the proper sticks were back on the shutters, though the broomsticks had disappeared never to reappear. Air circulation is so limited that they needed to be open at nighttime.

2) The advertised maid was occasional. Her husband is a fisherman so that was good - she also cooked a meal for us. She did change towels twice and ran our laundry three times.

3) Related to laundry, given the unused space in both bathrooms, a machine should be put into the Gatehouse. No need for a dryer in Barbados, but the lack of a laundry machine is a weakness.

4) I felt keenly that our clothesline was too close to the hedge and in reaching distance from the lane, so I was reluctant to leave clothes on it too long. It also got too much shadow in this location (morning and late afternoon).

5) Safety: the fencing on the gate has clearly been cut, probably by fishermen, but it was still unnerving as my daughter pointed out. There are at least three other cut areas on the fence by the lane - the hedge being broken down and the fence pushed out opposite the kitchen door gives the impression someone leapt out of the house through the fence! A bit of wire stitched around the cut areas would at least address the integrity of the fence.

6) Circulation: With the neighbouring houses, trees, and the Hut to the sea side, wind is limited in the Gatehouse, especially with the double window covering... louvers plus shutters. The fans were great but ceiling fans would have been better - as it was, with a single plug and no extension cord, fans ended up being right beside our heads at night. At least two of us experienced ear blockages as a result.

7) Mosquitoes: the screens on the windows by the beds are nullified by the two seaside windows and three in each bathroom which are not screened! We ended up burning mosquito coils to control the mosquitoes.

The supply of dishes, glasses etc. were fine as was the fridge, toaster...

All in all it was a good visit with just minor flaws. I had stayed in The Hut in 2005 and would stay there again because of the breeze; the Gatehouse is more limited. The location is the real gem.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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2

Extremely rustic

  • 2 of 5

This bungalow is 15 feet from property number 388055 so the garden, driveway and small beach are actually shared and the second property obscures 70% of the view. We did rent both properties due to this reason and the larger house is the only one with a washing machine which was important as we rented for 3 weeks.

There is no pool which is sorely needed as it is not possible to swim in the sea due to strong currents and pounding surf (the swimming beaches are mostly on the west island side). There is no air conditioning so the property can get extremely hot which can get rather uncomfortable especially whilst cooking inside as there is no BBQ provided to use outside. There are four plastic chairs and two loungers on the terrace one of the loungers is broken and none have cushions so can get sticky.

If you like walking along the cliffs and beaches then this property is ideal however, a car is essential.

Inside the house is very basic only adequate is the word to describe the furnishings, not the most comfortable property we have ever rented - wardrobe doors do not close - bathroom doors only have a lock and no handle so need door stoppers to keep the sun from streaming through the bathroom windows and heating the bedrooms even more. Only some of the windows have mesh so bug spray was essential.

Gabby is an excellent cook, her fish is mouth watering and she is always ready with a smile.

So to recap the bungalow is adequate and reasonably priced but in need of modernising and please, please, please instal a pool.

Would we go back? Not unless some drastic changes were made - POOL - air conditioning - descent ouside and inside furniture and BBQ

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Grantley Adams Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Tropical Winds Hotel
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Barbados Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Tropical Winds Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Crane Beach
Car: recommended

The house is the traditional beach bungalow style on the sea edge within the secluded and gated private FitzGerald property. There is small sand cove directly on the ocean front and superb tropical paradise beaches to either side. Two minutes walk is Sam Lords Castle beaches and Crane Beach Resort is just one mile along the coast. The Crane beach is the finest beach on the island.

A short walk from the house is the Tropical Winds Hotel serving breakfast, lunch and diner daily with a full bar. JJ Variety is a convenience store a few minutes walk. Emerald City Supermarket at Six Roads, 15 minutes by car.

Suited to those wanting a relaxing, romantic or private get away break, the area is much quieter than the main tourist areas on the South and West coasts, and benefits from an almost constant gentle soothing breeze. The South East Coast has a more natural & relaxed environment and is specially noted for the genuine hospitality and friendliness of its local inhabitants

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Saint Philip, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Season
1 Sep 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
A$100
A$702
A$1,933
 
 
Winter Season
15 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$221
A$1,544
A$4,253
 
 
Summer Season
16 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$155
A$1,082
A$2,978
 
 
Fall Season
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$100
A$702
A$1,933
 
 
Winter Season
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$221
A$1,544
A$4,253
 
 
Summer Season
16 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$155
A$1,082
A$2,978
 
 
Fall Season
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$100
A$702
A$1,933
 
 
Winter Season
15 Dec 2018 - 15 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
A$221
A$1,544
A$4,253
 

Additional information about rental rates

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BOOKING NOTES:
The rates offered include all charges.
1/3 down to secure the reservation, the balance due 90 prior to arrival.
Additional discounts available for longer stays.
Provisional bookings will lapse after 7 days unless at least the deposit has been received.

CANCELLATION TERMS:
By payment of a deposit a binding contract is entered into.
Cancellations made at least 60 days

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Saint Philip

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing