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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Holetown, Saint James Parish, Barbados

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gb0lades
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Real Island Living”
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Perfect location for a family holiday. Good distance from all that is good about Barbados. I could stay in this property all day and still get the island feel that Barbados offers. Area sits close to the top of a hill and features a lot of early morning visits to the property by Monkeys. Carol, the owner, is a very lovely lady who lives nearby (but your privacy is intact) and is more than willing to help as may be required. Property has a very decent swimming pool which was perfect for days we decided to stay in.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Location, Open Space, hammock and the wrap around verandah
Liked least: One room gets stuffy at night due to no cross ventillation - could also be due to season we were there.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lynn M
Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Private & Perfect!”
Reviewed March 22, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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This is a lovely and secluded spot which allows - with a car - easy access to town and sea. The villa is well equipped and includes well thought out extras like a mobile phone, safe, cooler for the beach, gas bbq and car rental! Carol and family keep their spot well tended and are very laid back. We could spend a busy day exploring a part of the Island and then retreat to this oasis to lounge on the fantastic veranda. A quick 2-3 minute drive down the road gave us easy access to parking along the lane to the Colony Club and their beach. Boat rentals to the left.... quiet spots in the shade and swimming to the right! We would definitely stay here again.

Date of stay: March 2015
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Liked best: Quiet and Private and the Veranda!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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wintleken...
Kent, UK
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20 reviews
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“Chill out on the veranda”
Reviewed March 8, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed for 9 nights at Hummingbird and enjoyed every relaxing minute. The house is beautifully situated in large gardens with a wrap around veranda to die for. Though the weather was wet & windy at times it was always warm enough to sit out on the veranda and watch the palms swishing and swaying, rum punch in hand. There are two bedrooms, one with aircon and one with a large efficient ceiling fan so it was always a comfortable temperature to sleep. Kitchen is well equipped and we easily managed to entertain a group of friends there for Sunday lunch. The pool is a good size and, though shared by 5 properties, we were usually the only ones using it.
The views are beautiful, enhanced by visits from birds and monkeys. There is a supermarket a short drive away in Holetown and a good restaurant across the road(walkable day or evening) at Sugar Hill. Booking Hummingbird was very easy and Carol & Dick were always on hand to help out or answer any questions if necessary.
There are 3 other properties to rent on site and these can be found by searching for Westerlee House or Go Westerlee Barbados, so it would be possible to accommodate larger family groups if needs be. These other properties are discreetly placed and don't invade your privacy.
If you're looking for a relaxing slice of island life this is the place for you.

Date of stay: February 2015
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Liked best: The veranda
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PaulHumph...
Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Amazing stay in paradise!!”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Thank you so much Carol for a wonderful stay. We loved every minute in your beautiful villa. Beautiful scenery, wonderful wildlife, close to fantastic beaches and restaurants, relaxing with marvellous hosts! The hammock was an added bonus! Having the car really helped so that we could explore more of this wonderful and friendly island. Thank you Carol for a fabulous stay, Paul, Sam and Ben.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: Peaceful location in a beautiful setting close to fabulous beaches
Liked least: mozzies!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LA_Hols_3...
London, UK
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Perfect Stay”
Reviewed March 27, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks and had a fabulously relaxing time. The villa and grounds are well kept, have everything you could need and offering stunning views. Although there are 3 other villas it was very peaceful and we rarely saw our neighbours - the large pool was always empty when we went for a swim.

Carol and Dick are excellent hosts; offering a nice balance of privacy yet opportunities to socialise - we had a great night out at the local rum shop although our heads did not think so the next day :-)

You can walk to the beach and to local restaurants and bars although the walk home at night needs to be taken cautiously. We also loved the 6pm monkey walk at the bottom of the paddocks. We even fed them bananas.

This is our 4th year in Barbados staying at different villas and we are definitely planning to return to Hummingbird next year...

Thank you Carol and Dick for a wonderful stay

Date of stay: March 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kelly R
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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“Beautiful views”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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I stayed a week at Hummingbird with my 2 sons and husband. The home is located near Holetown and has the option of a car rental which we took advantage of (and which I would recommend). The home is clean and beds are comfortable. The wrap around porch was utilized the most and had a beautiful view of the inland. You could also see the little monkeys there daily which the kids loved and fed bananas on occasion.

The owners are lovely and answer any questions you have.

Overall I would definitely recommend this rental which provided everything that you need at a good price.

Date of stay: February 2014
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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simms246
Jefferson City, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON THE WEST COAST”
Reviewed February 3, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We had a great stay in the Humming Birds, It is tucked away in the hills above Holetown you can enjoy peace and quiet away from the buzz of Holetown but still be in it within minutes of the fabulous Sandy Lane beach with all the rich and famous . A car was supplied as part of our stay that allowed us to visit places on the east and south coat as well the great beaches on the west. Carol, Dick and Lottie are very helpful as well as considerate to our every needs. The shared pool was great and cooling after a hot day on the beach.We will be going back next year but for longer.

Date of stay: February 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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