Cou Cou Apartment

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Sleeps: 2 - 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite

Spend your days relaxing at the beautiful home away from home where the sea breeze is all encompassing and the sounds of waves crashing on the beach lulls you into a state of relaxation. 

Cou Cou Apartment is a luxury beachfront home in a condominium by Reeds Bay. This apartment is on the ground floor at the northern end of the building, which offers direct access to the beach and the garden.

This two bedroom apartment is the perfect place to call home as you explore the beautiful country of Barbados as it’s a home built with the best of Barbados in mind. 

Seek respite from the sun and relax inside this spacious and open plan home, whether you are enjoying a meal at the breakfast bar or nestled up with a good book on one of the cosy couches you will be able to live your best life on holiday. The modern kitchen has everything you need to prepare a delicious feast, or if you don’t want to lift a finger the cook/housekeeper can prepare two meals a day for you, either breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner. After all, this is a holiday. 

After a busy day relaxing by the beach or exploring the island, rest your dreary soul in one of the two bedrooms, each of which have air conditioning so you can have a peaceful, cool slumber. The rooms also feature en-suites, so you can live the life of luxury - marble countertops and all.  

Of course, the outside of the home takes full advantage of the tropical weather with a dining terrace to seat six as well as a spa pool surrounded by tropical foliage. Fancy a refreshing drink? There’s a wet bar and a bar fridge, so you’re well and truly covered.

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What you should know…

  • There are no big towns within very close to this apartment, though Holetown and Speightstown are both under 3 miles away
  • While this apartment does not have a full-sized pool, there is a plunge-pool
  • This apartment is not suitable for children under 12
  • Cou Cou Apartment is located in a luxury beachfront condominium and it is on the ground floor, with direct access to the garden and beach
  • The whole apartment may only be available for bookings at full capacity

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV DVD Beachfront

The Apartment

Cou Cou Apartment is a 2-bedroom condominium that spills directly onto its own private garden. With a plunge pool and having direct access to Reeds Bay, this could be a romantic option for 2-couples.

Ground Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen

Exterior
- Private plunge pool
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Outdoor shower
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Cou Cou Apartment
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Barbados is an ideal place to visit anytime, with a warm and sunny climate all year round. It averages over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, and it is treated to prevailing northeast trade winds that create a light breeze, so it’s rarely unbearably hot. 

If you are heading to this beautiful spot, you want a home away from home that is going to offer you two things; a beach within walking distance and a villa that is near enough to other activities and towns. Villa Cou Cou offers both of these, with access to Reeds Bay literally at your front door. Speightstown and Holetown are within 3 miles, so restaurants, bars, museums and malls are within a short distance. 

There are, of course, many stunning beaches in Barbados that you owe it to yourself to experience. Some of the most popular beaches in Barbados include Mullins Beach, Gibbes Beach, Accra Beach and Paynes Bay. Many of these beaches offer facilities such as changing rooms, bathrooms, restaurants and beach bars, so you can stay on the beach long after the sun goes down.

This villa is located by Reeds Bay, a beautiful bay near Lower Carlton on the West Coast of Barbados, there are many bars and restaurants within walking distance, as well as a fruit and vegetable shop.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport BGI

(31.5km)

Nearest Town/City Holetown

(4.6km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Beach Gibbes Beach

(1.5km)

Nearest Golf Royal Westmoreland Golf Course

(4.6km)

Nearest Tennis Advantage Tennis Services

(4.5km)

About the Island & Getting There

About Barbados

At first glance you could be mistaken for thinking that Barbados is purely a beach holiday destination, but you're urged to reconsider this common belief. The island of Barbados is peppered with astonishing landscapes (both coastal and inland), enchanting locals, sublime cuisine, intriguing rums, fascinating wildlife, symbolic architecture and a selection of striking holiday villas.

Delve deep into the history of the island and start your holiday by visiting Sunbury Plantation House & Museum. This former plantation was built in 1660's and the premises are scattered with antiquities that delicately detail a recent history of Barbados. St. Nicholas Abbey also provides an insightful representation of Sugarcane production, Bajan artefacts and a wonderful observation point at Cherry Tree Hill. If you’re keen to visit one of the oldest Parliamentary buildings within the Commonwealth and appreciate the democratic legacy of Barbados, drop by The Parliament Buildings. This neo-gothic congress can be found in Bridgetown and act as a representation of Barbados’s Independence. There is so much history present throughout the island and as a result, Bridgetown and its Garrison has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, which the locals are very proud of.

Great efforts have been made to persevere the natural beauty of Barbados, so if you’re drawn to the exploration of National Parks and multicoloured gardens, it won’t take you long to realise that Barbados is a haven for such paradises! Within the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Farley Hill National Park, Flower Forest, Hunte's Gardens and Welchman Hall Gully - visitors, and Botanist alike, will be lost for hours admiring these astonishing botanical parklands. Keep an eye out for the Dwarf Poinciana, or Peacock Flower…it’s the national flower of Barbados.

Bajan’s take their food very seriously! If you and your fellow travellers are enticed by the gastronomic aspect of holidaying, we believe you’ve selected the right island. With every aspect of cookery mastered; from pickling to freshly prepared dishes, sweet & savoury, fragrant & spicy and of course, the bountiful choice of seafood. Check out the food stalls in Paynes Bay Church – where vendors exhibit locally made dishes & street food that will scintillate the taste buds. At the end of every working week, locals and tourists both flock to Oistins, for 'Fish Fry Day'. This is a must for those who haven’t undergone the experience! The evening starts with barbecues and then ascends into a joyful party. This caps off a busy few days of work for locals as well as the 'strains' associated with serious holidaying.

Barbados is of course iconic for its Beaches & Rum…so why not bring them together? You will have to go out of your way not to be able to find a beach bar along the west coast of the island, as well as the countless Rum Shops. Yes, you’ve read correctly, Rum Shops! These small and locally run businesses embrace the Bajan spice of life, in liquid form. Very delicious! If you’re searching for something a little more special, take a trip to the east coast and visit Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant at Windy Hill, for an unforgettable experience.

Barbados is a distinct and striking part of the Caribbean. It’s a great fit for all types of travellers, as the island really does have it all. For a little more information about this delightful island, check out our guide to a remarkable stay!

Prior to Booking

Please be aware that Barbados is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the island and the Caribbean Sea to the south of the island. This tropical rainforest climate results in the island experiencing a hurricane season, which usually occurs between June to November. When thinking about booking your holiday to Barbados Republic, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.

Entry Requirements

Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.

Local Public Holidays

21st January - Errol Barrow Day
28th April - National Heroes Day
1st May - Labour Day
10th June 2019 - Whit Monday
1st August - Emancipation Day
First Monday of August - Kadooment Day
30th November - Independence Day

Getting There

Barbados is served by Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown.

From the US:
Direct flights are available from Charlotte, Miami and New York with AA, JetBlue and US Airways.

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London on BA and Virgin Atlantic. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

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Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church, Barbados:


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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Travelling is one of the greatest pleasures of life and there is something exceptionally special about doing so as a family. Villa Cou Cou is the perfect place to travel if you are heading off on an adventure with children over 12, unfortunately due to the nature of the home and location it is not recommended for younger children. 

This beautiful two-bedroom home offers space for everyone to relax and do their own thing, whether that’s taking a dip in the plunge pool, walking along the beach that is literally at your front door or reading a good book (or playing on your phone) on the outdoor dining patio. 

Whether holidays is a no tech zone, or not, there is WiFi in this house as well as an iPod dock so the family can take it in turn playing their favourite tunes.

If you get bored laxing by the beach or the plunge pool, there are water sports available on request. 

The nearby towns also offer plenty to do, whether it’s exploring the historical, second biggest town Speightstown and visiting beaches, museums, shops and restaurants or stopping by Holetown for a few more bays and beaches and the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre (a 100-store mall perfect for teens).

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Security guard
  • Ready to Serve Meals & Desserts Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

Villa Conditions
- Bedrooms will be allocated dependent upon ‘Number of Guests’ at the time of Booking. Any unused Bedroom(s) may not be available to Guests.
- Prices may be subject to Local Taxes & Service Charges where applicable and may change without notice.
- Holiday & Festive Period Rates may vary.
- A 50% Client Deposit may be requested during Festive Bookings.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit $1,000 to be paid upon arrival
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 Noon
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax A 7.5% Government Tax & 2.5% Government Room Levy (calculated based on nightly rate) to be collected at time of booking. Additionally, a 1.5% Service Charge will also be included.
Minimum stay 14 nights between 20/12 - 10/01, otherwise 5 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the beachfront at Cou Cou Apartment may change its shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month. This is due to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.
Other 2 Not suitable for children under the age of 12 years old

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 11.5% Shared Economy Levy & Service Charge

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 £1,503 £2,105
Dec 15th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 £2,706 £3,788
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 £2,706 £3,788
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 £1,503 £2,105
Dec 15th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 £2,706 £3,788
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 £2,706 £3,788

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 £1,740 £2,435
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 £3,200 £4,479
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - £5,231
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 £3,200 £4,479
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 £1,740 £2,435
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 £3,200 £4,479
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - £5,231
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 £3,200 £4,479

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 €1,628 €2,279
Dec 15th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 €2,931 €4,102
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 €2,931 €4,102
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 €1,628 €2,279
Dec 15th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 €2,931 €4,102
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 €2,931 €4,102

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 €1,884 €2,637
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 €3,465 €4,851
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - €5,665
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 €3,465 €4,851
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 €1,884 €2,637
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 €3,465 €4,851
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - €5,665
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 €3,465 €4,851

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 $1,794 $2,512
Dec 15th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 $3,229 $4,521
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 $3,229 $4,521
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 $1,794 $2,512
Dec 15th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 $3,229 $4,521
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 $3,229 $4,521

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 $2,076 $2,906
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 $3,819 $5,346
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - $6,243
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 $3,819 $5,346
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 $2,076 $2,906
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 $3,819 $5,346
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - $6,243
Jan 11th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 $3,819 $5,346

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • We had a perfect vacation

    Posted by Damschroder Family on 10/02/2018

    Everything and everyone was just a delight! It is a lovely apartment with every possible amenity for a visitor's comfort. Gillian is the crown jewel of Cou Cou.. she is a good and kind human who certainly is an excellent cook and so very good at pampering guests! Everyone was exceptionally kind, helpful and delightfully friendly. All staff were a pleasure to speak with and they do a grand job of maintaining the property! Missing our dinners on the porch, the sound of the tree frogs, the soft breeze and ocean waves..

  • Good Times

    Posted by Welsh Party on 17/10/2017

    Gillian the cook and housekeeper was fabulous! The snorkel trip on Good Times Too was our favourite, definitely a must!

  • A Place in Paradise

    Posted by Moore & Mills Party on 12/06/2016

    We thoroughly enjoyed Cou Cou Apartment. We traveled with another couple and this unit was perfect size and fit for the four of us. The unit is well appointed, well decorated, has wifi, and an outdoor seating area (for dinner and drinks and watching the sunset) and a nice soaking pool for cooling off and watching flying fish skip across the sea. The beach was quiet and clean and perfect for snorkeling and kayaking, the lounge chairs and umbrellas (set up just for you) were quite inviting. Gillian our housekeeper and cook was so friendly and inviting, we just loved her.. and her Rum Punch was the best on the Island. The other staff, Mark, Mona Lisa and others we all so friendly and helpful, we will absolutely go back some day.

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