Beautiful house on the unspoilt SE coast of Barbados.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
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Amazing property in secluded part (east coast) of Barbados
We stayed 7 nights at Bougain Villa and we had all we wished for: great and spacious property, all kitchen appliances and tools we needed, nice garden pool, wonderful patio (covered) and an amazing, small roof deck terrace under palm trees!
Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Lorraine, who welcomed us and showed us all of the wonderful property. She also gave us lots of local tips and even a self-made banana bread as welcome surprise - how nice is that (and super delicious on top of it as well 😉)!
We usually spent our days out traveling and exploring the island (it is highly recommended to have a rental car for this location as it is in a secluded area), but we always spent the mornings at the pool and also chilled there when coming back from our trips at night.
Bottom Bay - one of the most beautiful beaches on the island - is just a 5min walk down the road and Sam, who has a little shop there, offers amazing, fresh coconuts! Go check it out while there!
The next big shopping center (Emerald) is a 10min drive away but has all the groceries you need for your stay. There are also a couple of restaurants around (with the Crane Beach Resort close by), but mostly are located on the south/west coast.
We really loved the place and would always recommend this place to anyone looking for a great price/value and also wants to stay a bit in a more quiet part of the island (compared to the south/west coasts). I hope we can be back at one point!
THANK YOU Nicola and Lorraine for this wonderful stay!
We had a lovely time, visiting family as well as enjoying the beautiful island
The villa was lovely and provided what we needed during our stay. You definitely need a car as it is based in a remote area and having transport made it easier to access areas. Although we didn't spend a lot of time at the villa as we were out and about , when we did it was nice to chill by the pool both early morning and on an evening.
Bottom bay beach is walking distance but I wouldnt recommend swimming there as the sea is choppy, nearby shark hole is a gem of a place.
Jan was helpful and attended to any issues promptly.
We will definitely be back
Jules and Jane
No hesitation to re-book or recommend to others! Great place.
We booked Bougan Villa for a month to spend a little time away from our winter. Having never been to Barbados before we had to rely on online posts and descriptions to choose a place. After much browsing through many sites we found Bougan Villa.
It seemed to fill all of our requirements, a quiet, relaxing, comfortable place where we could live for the duration. We were not looking for the all inclusive type of experience, no need for the crowds, line ups and entertainment. Bougan Villa is located in a quiet residential area, away from the crowds and traffic of the highly populated west coast area.
Instead, Bougan Villa provides a very relaxing, well maintained space with nice open access to the patio, yard and pool. Sun and warmth when we wanted it, a nice shaded lounging area with an overhead fan when we felt like it.
The photos provided are accurate so we didn’t find any surprises when we arrived, as sometimes happens. Our arrival was delayed but the property manager Jan was waiting for us on our arrival and gave us a quick but thorough introduction. During the first couple of days we had a couple of minor issues and Jan dealt with them immediately. So overall, we were very happy with this house and our stay.
A couple of things to be aware of, as stated Bougan Villa is quite a ways from most commercial venues including basic living necessities so a car is required. (you could use cabs for a short term stay) The ocean is near by with several beautiful beach but be aware that swimming at these beaches is not recommended for good reason. Onshore winds are constant around Bottom Bay which keeps the humidity and temperatures at very nice levels but the surf was always too much to go into the ocean. Swimable beaches require driving. The upside of the constant breezes is that we did not need air conditioning once during the month we stayed!
Also, the bbq is a charcoal grill that needs some upkeep. I did a few minor repairs and we used it many times. For those of you who are accustomed to gas grills, be prepared, life is slower in in the islands.
My final comment, (please note, I have no complaints) would be regarding the beds. My wife and I are both quite tall and being from North America where queen and king sized beds are the norm, we found a double to be quite short.
Overall, and excellent choice for a quiet stay! Our whole experience dealing with the owner, Nicola and the property manager Jan was A1.
Great Place By the Beach!
We stayed for 10 days at the lovely villa with our two boys (age 5 and 7). Upon arrival, we were greeted and some light groceries were already done for us. Suffice to say, this place is bare. I was a bit surprised as I have done other Home Away places and usually they have sugar, salt and spices. But this place is literally all empty so you will need to buy everything if you plan on cooking like I did.
The pool was great, we had a bit of an issue in the beginning but it was all good to go by the third day and my kids loved it. The pool is a bit small. But regardless, its a great place to cool off. The beach was a short walk away. When we were there, there was enormous amount of seaweed. The waves are very strong as well. The boys played in the sand mostly. However, the best beaches are a drive away and we strongly recommend renting a car.
Over the place was great! We had a great time!
Fabulous!! Highly recommended.
Truly, lovely property! Spent 10 days in Aug/Sept, and has everything you might need to ensure you have a comfortable stay. The pool is the icing on a rather delicious cake - perfect for cooling down on a hot day! Thanks to Jan for helping make our holiday a particularly enjoyable one.
HAD A WONDERFUL STAY.
WOULD RECCOMEND TOA FREIND.
Bottom Bay beach (voted as being in The Times' and Conde Nast's top-ten best beaches in the world) with its white sands and coconut palms is 3 minutes amble away. Harrismith, Palmetto and Long Bay are also stunning beaches which are just a short stroll. The gentle Atlantic breeze on this side of the island means that even on the hottest days the temperatures are comfortable.
The local speciality, rum, is very cheap on the island, and there are many types – the Four Square distillery is very close by and is great to visit. Rum shacks are everywhere on the island, and are quite an experience!
When it comes to dining, you are spoilt for choice in Barbados. Some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean (and some suggest the world!) are a short drive away.
There are sailing and helicopter trips departing daily from Bridgetown and diving, surfing and kite-surfing enthusiasts will be kept busy.
Bottom Bay residential area is a peaceful location but just 5 minutes drive away is the Six Roads Shopping Complex with bank, post office, supermarket, fast-food restaurant and other retail outlets.
Lendee's local grill bar (delicious food) is just a 10 min walk and East Point Grill with its great food and amazing views is just 5 mins in the car.
Oistins is just a 20 min drive away and St Lawrence Gap, with its very busy nightlife, just 25 mins. There are many taxi services on the island and they are not expensive so getting around after a night out is not a problem!