Secret Cove 1

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach

Secret Cove 1 is like an enchanting cabin in the woods, a prettily bijou white-washed timber home in the colonial style, set amid rustling, tropical plants and swaying palms, overlooking a secluded bay. Securely nestled within a small compound of four homes, these dwellings epitomise discreet luxury and understated style. Unpretentious and welcoming, Secret Cove 1 offers an escape from the bustle of the crowds and strains of urban living.

The elegant facade features the quintessentially Bajan pillared veranda with decorative gables and white-wash timber. Artfully un-manicured, the gardens are a mystical blend of jungle-like plant life, fragrantly vivid flowers, the sounds of the ocean and cooling trade winds. With a dining terrace, barbecue and gazebo, finished with sedate local-style wicker dining and lounge furniture, outdoor living has never been so natural and seamless.

Perched on the cliff, this aptly named “pied-à-terre” is an ideal romantic bolthole, or intimate dwelling for two couples or a small family. Ever-so graceful in its charmingly natural finishes and a refreshing change from the glitterati-heavy hot-spots on the well-heeled west coast resorts, this is a haven for restoration, living according to the rhythms of surrounding nature, and reconnecting as a group.

The interiors at Secret Cove are sedated yet genteel, finished with a lightness of touch, a soft and creamy palette blends with natural timbers and abundant natural light. Two tranquil bedrooms offer chic and serene restoration; the double room with accents of soft powdery blue and the twin room with accents of dusty pink, guests will immediately imbibe the home-like ambience of this delightful, and unique dwelling.

A vibrant place, un-self-consciously graceful and artfully under-designed, with a charming interplay between indoor and outdoor living, and the magical seclusion of a private beach and cove - guests will have a sense of entering a hidden world of Bajan magic and tropical ease.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There is no pool - however, the secluded beach is just a few steps away!
  • Set within a compound of four homes (e.g. not for those who wish for a rambling detached home in its own gardens)
  • Shared gardens and outdoor spaces - ideal for making holiday friends!

Property Features

Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV DVD Ceiling Fans Beachfront

The Apartment

Secret Cove 1 is just that - a ground floor apartment smuggled away from the hustle & bustle of day-to-day life. No need for a swimming pool, as guests have immediate beach access.

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

Exterior
- Barbecue
- Gazebo
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Secret Cove 1
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Secret Cove 1 is nestled a short distance from Holetown in the district of Derricks, St James, on the west coast of Barbados, also known as the “platinum coast.”

Just a short distance from Secret Cove 1, is The Cliff restaurant, which has been widely regarded as one of the finest and most popular restaurants in the Caribbean. Having earned multiple international awards and accolades, The Cliff is often included in lists of the Top Restaurants in the world. 

This stretch of coast is an intriguing melting pot of superior luxe, high-end spas, world-class golf resorts and star-studded restaurants as well as eclectic and historical local life.

Holetown will offer a slice of local Bajan life. The Chattel village is a melting pot of artisans, offering local crafts, art and jewellery. The Chattel houses provide a striking contrast to the colonial residences with their dazzling white coral facades and open verandas; the former are vividly coloured with fancy gables and gingerbread fretwork. The Chattel houses date back to plantation days; the small wooden shacks were designed to be movable, yet this didn’t limit their decorative charm; finished in candy pinks and pistachio greens with pretty shutters and sloping roofs.

Speightstown, also known as “little Bristol,” offers evocative local life, fisherman casting their catch on the jetty, a distinctly nautical feel along with street vendors and eclectic dining options.

The island’s capital, Bridgetown, is known for its British colonial architecture and historical sites blending with colourful shopping, an abundance of sea-based activities and UNESCO world heritage status.

Water sports enthusiasts will be in their element, from sailing to snorkelling, jet-skiing to kite-surfing, Barbados has it all. One of the greatest delights of this island is boarding the sparkling waters for a catamaran cruise, along with a decadent buffet meal and drinks.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport

(24.4km)

Nearest Town/City Holetown

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Beach

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Golf Sandy Lane - Old Nine Golf Course

(3km)

Nearest Tennis Platinum Coast Tennis

(4.4km)

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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Secret Cove 1 is an excellent choice for small families. With an open plan lateral layout, and a natural blend between indoor and outdoor living, this makes an ideal space for toddlers and youngsters (no stairs to tumble down), whilst the privacy and seclusion of the beach at the end of the garden makes for an effortless holiday base.

Youngsters will be enchanted by the magical and mystical gardens, with hidden corners and tropical overgrowth, whilst the novelty of a barbecue meal on the veranda as the sun dips across the bay will never wear thin.

Barbados offers so much for family travellers. At only 21 miles by 14 miles, with 60 miles of pristine coastline, days at the beach as a family are the centre of a Bajan holiday.

From intriguing caves to mystical gardens, from vibrant street-fare to formal polo matches - genteel cricket matches and colourful street crafts, Barbados offers a unique experience for youngsters which will captivate small imaginations for years to come.

Secret Cove 1 offers proximity to some of the most child-friendly beaches on the West Coast. Mullins Beach is a good option for kids with tranquil seas and long sandy stretches for sand-castle building whilst adults will enjoy rum punch from their rented parasols or older kids will indulge in water sports. Folkestone Marine and Visitor Centre in Holetown offers a fantastic museum and beginners snorkelling.

Harrison’s Cave offers a journey beneath the limestone surface that makes up much of the island - a mysterious 30 minute underground guided train trip taking in crystallised formations, intricate streams and awe-inspiring caverns. Barbados provides a vibrant, sensory experience for children of all ages, and leaves lasting memories for years to come.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

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

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Gardener Included

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
- 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 Credit Card details requested as guarantee
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.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 14 nights during Festive periods & 7 nights between 15/12 - 14/04. Otherwise, 5 nights.
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 Cot & High Chair available upon request
Other 2 Please note that the beachfront at Secret Cove 1 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.

Rental Rates

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

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 12th 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 £1,889 £2,645
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 - £3,209
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - £5,518
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 - £3,209
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 £1,889 £2,645
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 - £3,209
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - £5,518
Jan 11th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 - £3,209
Apr 15th 2021 - May 15th 2021 £1,889 £2,645

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 12th 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 €2,067 €2,894
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 - €3,512
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - €6,038
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 - €3,512
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 €2,067 €2,894
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 - €3,512
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - €6,038
Jan 11th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 - €3,512
Apr 15th 2021 - May 15th 2021 €2,067 €2,894

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 12th 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 $2,281 $3,193
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 - $3,875
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - $6,663
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 - $3,875
Apr 15th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 $2,281 $3,193
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 - $3,875
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 11th 2021 - $6,663
Jan 11th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 - $3,875
Apr 15th 2021 - May 15th 2021 $2,281 $3,193

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

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