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Camden Nook Villa, West (Platinum) Coast, Barbados
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Camden Nook Villa, West (Platinum) Coast, Barbados
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Camden Nook Villa, West (Platinum) Coast, Barbados
Plunge pool / spa overlooking the caribbean sea.
Palms on the beach at Camden Nook
Relaxing with a book in the hammock.
An area to relax and unwind both day and night
Loungers with cushions and umbrellas on the sun deck at Camden Nook
The steps to the beach at Camden Nook
Camden Nook evening dining
Living Room, comfortable and bright with great entertainment system
Living Room a great place to relax with a movie on apple tv
Camden Nook Kitchen
Spacious and airy Master Bedroom with en-suite shower & bath. Flat screen TV, AppleTV, WD Live,safe
Bedroom Two, with its own patio area overlooking the garden and sea. Flat screen TV, AppleTV, safe.
Bedroom Three, comfortable and airy. Flat screen TV and appleTV. Safe.
Two very satisfied customers at Camden Nook beach
The white sand and tropical sea at Camden Nook, Barbados
Tranquil beach and beautiful warm sea at Camden Nook
Camden Nook in the early evening
Sandy Lane and Royal Westmorland are only 5 minutes away
If you fancy a local rum bar you only have to go to the John Moore, a short stroll down the beach
The Lone Star is a family favourite on 3 minutes south of Camden Nook
Reeds Bay is our beach to the North of the villa
Mullins Beach Bar is only 3 minutes to the North. Casual bar and dinning day and night.
Catamarans pick up guests from the beach at Weston and Reeds.
The Beach to the south of Camden Nook.
Snorekling at Camden Nook is great and there you can often see these chaps.
The Beach at Weston
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lower Carlton, Saint James Parish, Barbados

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DBoccia7
King City, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful & Relaxing!”
Reviewed May 30, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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What a wonderful little hideaway! I would have given this a 5 Star rating, if it was a "True Beach Front", but it is not. There is a rocky area right in front of the Villa, so you have to walk out to the left and down the beach to swim. My only other small complaint was the early morning traffic right outside the Master Bedroom window .. if only this room was on the beach side of the house .. it would be perfect.
This house was perfect for 6 people, the outdoor area was just beautiful for lounging and listening to the ocean .. the view from the splash pool was amazing.
Rosemary was a wonderful host too .. always there to lend a helping hand.
We swam with the turtles (look into Ocean Daze), they were amazing! Lone Star was a beautiful restaurant, Mullins Beach Bar was a great place to hang out and enjoy a good meal .. John Moore's Bar which is directly on the beach to the left of the Villa was not as friendly as we had hoped .. we tried a few times and finally gave up.
Donald and Suzanne (taxi service), were the nicest couple we have ever met. They would pick us up anytime we needed a ride, took us on a tour of the Island, and made us feel right at home.
You have to try Friday Night Fish Fry's in Oistins .. it was a great experience.
Thank you Nick for such a wonderful place to stay .. just what we needed!

Date of stay: May 2017
Your age range 50-64
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johngasso...
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay at Camden Nook on the best Island in the World”
Reviewed May 13, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We returned again to Camden Nook and it was another special visit.
Merville who was standing in for Rosemary cooked us the most wonderful Caribbean lunches.
We lived on Tuna and blue Marlin and Mervilles Caribbean curries.
The villa was so spacious with all bedrooms being very comfortable and spacious.
We experienced some nice sunsets and the beach and snorkelling was great.
Recommend Bo,s close by and a cold banks in the John Moore bar.
For my sons 30th birthday we visited Casa Cigar lounge in the Limegrove centre where we had a nice cigar and fine rum on a number of occasions!
We visited L'Acajou in the evening where the service and food were excellent.
Recommend Lone star with its great position and sea views and sunsets, next door to the Lone star a lovely beach bar where we had Lion fish, tasted great.
Limegrove cinema is a great night with very comfortable seats.
The Cliff food and service were at the top again.
Horse racing at the Garrison was a good visit this time as both me and Adam had 4 winners each. Visited Cin Cin after the races and this also was really good gain.
Nishi in Holetown was our first visit this time and was a great dining experience with a great standard of food.
We did our usual trip on the Calabaza which only allows 12 people on the boat and again the cruise and snorkelling were lovely with great food on board and top service.

Many thanks again to Nick and Celia For letting us stay in your amazing beachfront home.
Until we return again.
John Pam Adam Lynsie Gassor.

Date of stay: April 2016
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Go8to
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great villa for my family; permitted each family member to do their own thing”
Reviewed March 24, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The location on the beach near two great cities and the great public transportation allowed great flexibility. Some in our group hung out on the porch, others swam or beach walked, others took public buses to adjoining towns. Bedding and furnishings are first rate. Local food at Wanda's was great!

Date of stay: March 2015
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Sarah B
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Simply perfect”
Reviewed January 21, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We returned !!! Two years after our first visit we returned to Camden Nook with our daughter and both of our sons - all over 18..

We arrived to a lovely welcome from Rosemary who looks after everyone so well.

I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. It is in an ideal location - situated close to restaurants, bars and a short drive from Holetown where there are more restaurants and a supermarket etc.. A rental car is needed. The interior has been well thought out and there is everything you could need. Obviously with having young people with us the wifi was invaluable !! There is no pool but you really don't need one as the wonderful, clear Caribbean Sea is on the doorstep.

It is on a secluded beach which never seems very busy except for the local fishermen. A few doors down is the John Moore bar where you can get a beer and have a natter with the locals. If you visit Barbados you must swim with the turtles - it is an amazing experience - If you bump into Rupert or Shabba on the beach they can arrange this for you.

Rosemary is a great cook and I can recommend the chicken roti's and garlic prawns.

We had a great week and we will be returning again. Massive thanks to Rosemary, Andrew (manager) and Nick (owner).

Date of stay: January 2015
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AngelaPar...
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location, wonderful villa which I highly recommend”
Reviewed January 11, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Camden Nook is situated right on the beach in Reeds Bay, St James and the view is stunning. Access directly onto the beach. The sea is rocky just in front of the villa, great for snorkelling. We saw puffa fish, flat fish, vast array of reef fish, sea urchins, eels and more! My children spent many happy hours in there. Turning left on the beach is the fish market, very handy for buying the freshest fish you will ever eat! Turn right and you soon reach beautiful sandy bays perfect for swimming.

The villa inside is of a good standard and Rosemary the housekeeper (who is a lovely lady) keeps everything clean, beds made, fresh towels etc. Rosemary will even cook lunch if you require. Where the villa really excels though is the outdoor living space. There is a cosy, comfy seating area to snuggle up in and watch the sunset, a lovely eating area and then a sunbathing deck with 6 sun beds. The only thing missing was a plunge pool or small swimming pool.
Rosemary informed us that the owner has plans underway to install one. If they do- we will definitely be going back!

We had a few maintenance issues with the fan and air con but the manager was incredibly quick to arrange for an electrician to sort out the problem. Excellent service, we were very impressed.

We were there peak week so the villa was quite expensive, you also pay a premium for beach front but I am sure there are times of the year you could go and the bill would be great value for money.

I would not hesitate to recommend this villa. It really is a lovely place on a beautiful island. Paradise!

Date of stay: January 2015
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Tanya R
Walton-on-Thames, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Location, Location, Location...”
Reviewed November 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The villa is located in the perfect position, five minutes from Speightstown to the north and Holetown to the south. All the best restaurant's are within a twenty minute drive, The Cliff, the Lone Star, Daphne's and Tides. The Limes shopping centre in Holetown is only a 5 minute drive, this is also the same for the Supercentre supermarket which is situated opposite the Limes. The villa is situated on one of the best beaches in Barbados, it is quiet and unspoilt , we were able to swim with turtles just outside the villa gates !! We also had regular early morning visits from green monkeys running along the fence and through the garden.

Not forgetting to mention the villa comes with the best housekeeper and cook. Rosemary is a truly remarkable lady and made our family feel very much at home from day one.

All in all a perfect villa, you will not find another to match it at this price, we have tried!

Date of stay: August 2014
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Traveling group: Teenagers
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Ashley_Sc...
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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“Two Years Later and all I want to do is go back!”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2012
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We rented out Camden Nook for 2 weeks and it was the best experience! Me and my boyfriend like immersing ourselves in the culture rather than staying in resorts and this allowed us to do that! Whether we hoped on bus, walked down the beach or rented a car to get somewhere it was amazing! The villa was beatiful! Always clean, and of course Rosemary was always amazing and super helpful. We did excursions everyday and ate at some AMAZING restaurants, all I can say is that after 2 years I still dream of going back..which is why I am writing this review because I randomly found myself looking at the website...again...

Date of stay: August 2012
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Liked best: Rosemary the housekeeper made us feel at home!
Traveling group: Friends
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