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Charming Cottage in Fabulous Rockley Location - under 5 mins walk to Accra Beach

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Marine Gardens holiday apartment

Self-catering huge 1 bedroom apartment located just steps to Accra Beach!!!

Set on the beautifully landscaped grounds of a traditional old Bajan family home, this completely renovated self contained apartment is extremely spacious and securely gated with a lovely breezy private patio and features lush tropical gardens. Literally under 5 minutes walk down to the gorgeous Accra (Rockley) beach, numerous shops, restaurants, pubs, nightlife and the popular Quayside Mall and Lanterns Mall with several shops & eateries. The cottage interior is tastefully furnished including master bedroom with large queen bed, whisper quiet split system air conditioning and ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, wireless internet, fully outfitted full-size kitchen, Flat screen 39' colour TV with comprehensive cable package, wireless bluetooth speaker, digital radio, telephone, private parking and twice weekly maid service. A detailed information package is also provided in the apartment to help you enjoy your holiday to the fullest. This property has all the conveniences of home along with your personal concierge and comes with pretty much everything you will need for a great holiday break at Newstead Cottage in beautiful Barbados!!!

Island Activities: There are numerous activities you can enjoy in Barbados! Go on snorkelling and enjoy unforgettable swimming with the turtles and snorkelling with views of brightly-coloured fish and tropical coral reefs. See Barbados from a different perspective with an off-road safari adventure in an open-back Jeep. It's an exhilarating ride through parts of the island you'll never see on a regular island tour.

You will love swimming with the gorgeous sea turtles and snorkelling while enjoying a fabulous Cool Runnings catamaran cruise. Lunch, drinks and transfers are included so all you'll need to pack is a towel, your camera and the sunscreen.

The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is located in the beautiful Scotland District in the north of the island, so even the journey to get there is fun. See the Barbados Green Monkey roaming through the mahogany trees, along with iguanas, turtles, deer and birds. You can visit the snake house & the aviary and hike to the historic Grenade Hall Signal Station.

more Activities: World-renowned Harrison's Cave is not to be missed. It has undergone recent renovation, with the addition of a world-class display centre and three glass-fronted elevators to take you 80 feet down from the cliff top to the cave entrance. You'll never see anything else like this natural wonder—a network of beautifully-lit natural limestone caves with cascading waterfalls and cool streams. Take a guided tram ride between majestic stalactites and stalagmites with photo stops along the way.

For the history buff there is the Barbados Museum, located in the historic Garrison area, showcases Barbadian history from Amerindian settlements to the present day. Just a short distance away is George Washington House, the only location where this former U.S. president stayed outside of North America.

Nature lovers can visit Animal Flower Cave, Flower Forest and Orchid World, with their breath-taking views and tropical blooms and foliage.

For the more adventurous, visit the Aerial Trek Zipline Experience!

Newstead Cottage - a Gem in Paradise!: Newstead Cottage is a piece of heaven... Furnished to a very high standard,it matches any 4 star hotel in comfort and style. Susan has thought of every home comfort to make a stay at Newstead Cottage feel like you are living in your own home. The patio is a perfect place to sit and relax & just soak up the marvels of nature, when the Humming Birds visit in the morning.

Situated just minutes from Accra Beach and Quayside Just Grillin Restaurant and Shops, it is not necessary to hire a car because public transport is easy to use and the bus stop is almost at the end of the road. Susan is always willing to provide any help and information to make your holiday a holiday to remember. Finding Newstead Cottage was like finding a gem in paradise, after 20 years of visiting Barbados I can safely say that it provides everything that you could want to have a wonderful relaxing holiday. We had our first Christmas in the Caribbean at Newstead Cottage and it certainly will NOT be our last stay!!!

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, norwegian


based on 32 traveller reviews

Charming Cottage in Fabulous Rockley Location - under 5 mins walk to Accra Beach
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Kent, UK

Your own piece of paradise in Barbados!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to this idyllic spot in Barbados. As we found last year, the accommodation is everything as described.If you are thinking about visiting Barbados, we guarantee you will not be disappointed with this accommodation. Added to this, the charming hosts, make you feel very welcome, as do the people of Barbados, wherever you go. You are minutes from all amenities, but at the same time in a peaceful location. We travelled all over on the local transport, which is excellent value and good fun! Fabulous beaches and crystal waters, what more could you want. As you can tell, this holiday rental comes highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newstead Cottage - Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in the quaint Newstead Cottage, it is located in a very private setting with a pretty garden. Our lovely housekeeper Claire was waiting for us on arrival and made sure our stay at the cottage very comfortable. The cottage is just a few minutes walk to the lovely beach and the boardwalk which we used every day for early morning exercise. We were in "mango" heaven as the huge tree in the garden was laden with beautiful fruit. The facilities for self catering were good but we chose to eat out several times, our favourite place to eat was "Shakers" which is just a few minutes walk just up the road from the cottage.

Booking the holiday was very easy and Susan was very helpful and prompt to reply to my emails.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage in great location.

  • 5 of 5

First rental of the year in Newstead Cottage and from the minute we arrived we knew we had made the right decision. The cottage is everything you would wish for and very well equipped. Thank you Susan for making the booking go so smoothly and to Claire for being there for any help and advice. The location is excellent for the beach, shopping, transport and restaurants etc. Would not hesitate to recommend Newstead, it was very peaceful and safe and hopefully we will be back some day in beautiful Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Brunswick, Canada

Great Little Cottage in Very Central Location

  • 5 of 5

Nice little cottage with everything one would need. Loved the location as it was so easy to get anywhere. Susan couldn't have been more accommodating when we ran into some family issues that complicated our stay. She bent over backwards to help us out. You can't help but love Claire who was so helpful arranging transportation for us. This is a great little gem in a wonderful bit of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Kathy -- we were so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Newstead Cottage! As you mentioned, the location is very central for getting around but also peaceful and private for relaxing at the cottage. We try our best to be accommodating of our guests' needs and are always there to help in any situation. I am glad that you made it back safely to spend Christmas with your husband and we hope to see you both back at Newstead Cottage in the future! Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2016... Susan
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Newstead Cottage - Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in Barbados, but this time we wanted to be on the southern part of the island in a convenient location. It was nothing short of that. Everything you need is in the area - beaches, restaurants, cafes, groceries, transportation, etc.

As soon as we got to Newstead Cottage, we knew right away that we made the right choice. And that didn't change one bit all week. It had all we needed and more, and there is not one bad thing to say about the cottage. Everything in good working order, very well equipped, clean, and no problems whatsoever. It is both conveniently located, while being in a quiet little spot that makes you feel so relaxed, private and safe.

We were extremely impressed and appreciative of how welcomed we felt from the get go by Susan & Paul. Prompt responses in a professional manner, no complications or unclear explanations. We were also welcomed by Claire upon arrival who went above and beyond to make the cottage more than we could've asked for. She is there for anything you may need in addition to servicing the place to perfection twice a week, whether it be help getting around the island, advice for food, shopping etc.

If I could ask for one thing about Newstead Cottage, it would be to change nothing!

We are very thankful to have chosen Newstead because it was a big reason why our trip was one we will never forget. This place will be #1 on our list the next time we choose to come back to Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kurt & Audrey - Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review of Newstead Cottage as it really provides our future guests with a detailed description of the many benefits of staying at our property. We always make our best effort to be attentive to our guests' needs and do everything we can to ensure they are comfortable and have a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Barbados! We look forward to seeing you both again in the future!!!
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A perfect home away from home for our wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Newstead Cottage!!!

Thank you for a wonderful home away from home for our wedding and honeymoon.

Upon arrival we were greeting by Claire, with a smile and a very warm welcome to the island and cottage. We were immediately pleased with our decision to stay at the Newstead Cottage. A beautifully located cottage, with all the amenities that anyone could need!!

The outdoor patio and breakfast nook where our favourite place to sit and have breakfast, and read while unwinding from a day at the beach. We were often greeted by a few of the loving cats on the property, along with the birds and hummingbirds. The gardens also made a lovely view while eating breakfast! The cottage has an open concept living room and kitchen, with two couches and a flat screen t.v. which was always nice to have while having a drink after dinner or just wanting a lazy morning out of the sun. Having the A/C in the bedroom was wonderful, my husband slept very well every night!! There is plenty of space for several weeks worth of clothing and belongings, and the safe to store all your valuables which we made good use of for our wedding bands, passports etc. The security of the cottage was more than ample, and we felt safe each and every day especially with the alert/guard dog that lives in the main house on the property. We felt very at ease very quickly, and the Newstead Cottage felt like home with in the first couple of days.

Having never been to Barbados, we were so excited to be in such a beautiful location and close to everything we could need. Supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, a pharmacy and the best part only a few minutes down the road is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island - Accra Beach.

We got married only a stones throw away from the cottage at Sandy Beach, which made our stay at the cottage that much more special. being able to share our special moments in such a beautiful home made our wedding day and honeymoon perfect.

Susan & Claire went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. Arranging to have groceries when we arrived on bank holiday, having a car service take us where we needed to go, recommending Cool Runnings for a catamaran tour and giving my husband and I several recommendations on places to eat, visit and explore.

Jason and I are beyond thrilled with our stay, and plan to come back for our 5 year wedding anniversary or sooner if possible!!!

Thank you!!

Stefanie & Jason Choquette

BC Canada

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stefanie & Jason - Thanks for posting your lovely review - we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our property! We always try to ensure that our guests have a memorable stay and glad to hear that your time spent at Newstead Cottage will be a part of fond memories of your wedding in Barbados! We look forward to your next visit!!! Best, Susan
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Bubba's Sports Bar, Bert's Bar, Tiki Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Bridgetown Port
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Rockley Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
60 Metres
Dayrells Rd & South Coast Main Rd
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Tapas,Country House, Shakers, Tiki Bar, Champers
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Rockley (aka Accra) Beach
Car: not necessary

This property is only a few minutes walk from the quaint seaside village of Rockley, a central locale on the South Coast where you will find Quayside Centre with an array of shops, world-class restaurants, banking, the local pharmacy, the new Lanterns Mall, a selection of bistros & cafes, handy public transport, and of course the absolutely breathtaking Accra Beach!!! Newstead Cottage is only a 5 minute drive to the Historic Garrison Savannah district which includes George Washington House, the Barbados Museum, or visit the Savannah on a day when there is international horse racing or other local events! The famous St. Lawrence Gap is party-central and is 5 minutes by car and is brimming with restaurants, pubs, live shows, and other night-life! You may also want to visit the town of Oistins for the famous Friday Night Fish-Fry where you can have a rum with the locals in a very relaxed setting... The new South Coast Boardwalk is a few minutes walk and is perfect for a leisurely stroll!

Other Activities: jet-skiing, island safari tours, surfing lessons, duty-free shopping, yoga.

Golf: Rockley Golf Course is within walking distance (approx 10 mins) and the Barbados Golf Club is about 15 mins drive while Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland Golf Courses are within 25 mins drive.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Marine Gardens, Barbados

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Oct 2016 - 10 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
11 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2016-2017
18 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our rental terms are very reasonable and are INCLUSIVE OF EVERYTHING including twice weekly maid service, air conditioning, and wireless internet -- THERE ARE NO HIDDEN COSTS. We require a 25% deposit via PAYPAL (credit cards accepted) to make a booking and the balance is due on your arrival. Direct e-mail contact:

Please note that PayPal, Credit Card are accepted for deposits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Marine Gardens, Barbados

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , large tiled shower
  • The bathroom is brand new, fully finished with floor and wall stone-tiles, spacious shower, toilet and pedestal sink and includes four full sets of towels (changed twice weekly), soap, shampoo & conditioner, moisturizer, room freshener, tissues and toilet paper with ample shelf space for your toiletries. Beach towels are also provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen bed
  • The bedroom is very spacious and features a comfortable QUEEN size antique iron bed with four pillows and premium linens, has both air conditioning and ceiling fan for your comfort as well as antique furniture, local artwork, en suite bath and two windows . All linens are included and changed twice-weekly.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless high-speed internet access and maid service twice weekly are complimentary. All towels and linens and beach towels are changed twice-weekly. The television is a flat screen 42" colour TV with cable that carries all the major networks, ABC, CBS, BBC, SONY, FOX, CBC Canada and Barbados, etc. The library is massive with a full range of books for your reading pleasure. There is also an iPod dock and AM/FM stereo in the cottage for your listening pleasure. There is a clothesline available for towels and swimsuits and Claire, our housekeeper will do laundry for our guests at a nominal charge. There is no smoking allowed inside the apartment, however smoking is permitted outside on the terrace.