Galena

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Galena is a beautifully spacious holiday home that’s part of the exclusive Sandy Lane Estate club and which has spectacular views of both the Caribbean Sea and the famous Sandy Lane Golf Course.

The extensive grounds include manicured lawns and patios from where you can take in the wonderful views and soak up the tropical atmosphere. The inside of Galena is just as beautiful, with its tastefully designed and furnished rooms that reflect the laidback surroundings.

There’s a feeling of light and space everywhere you go in this stunning villa. The formal living room is a lovely place to unwind with a book or chat with friends or family. Enjoy the Caribbean breeze as it enters through the numerous doors to the stunning, partially-covered dining and seating terrace. The dining table lets several people enjoy a breakfast with a pretty unbeatable view. There’s a modern and well-equipped kitchen with everything needed for meal preparation and cooking, as well as an island for grabbing a quick coffee in the mornings. Adjacent to the kitchen is a cosy television room with a selection of sofas and chairs for enjoying family movie night. You can also access the outside space from this room.

The four bedrooms all have an ensuite bathroom each and a king size bed or two twins that can be made into a king size bed. The fourth bedroom features two single beds. The views from the bedrooms are fantastic, with the sea in sight from many of them.

Step outside into the extensive gardens that are like your very own slice of tropical paradise, with a range of exotic trees and plants to enjoy. Spend lazy afternoons under a shady tree with a book and appreciate the peace and quiet. The star of the show is the huge, private swimming pool set within a terrace that’s also home to some sun loungers and a small dining area.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The extra room with two single beds is not air conditioned
  • Neither smoking nor vaping are permitted inside
  • Available staff are a housekeeper, gardener and cook

Property Features

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

The Villa

Galena is a 3-bedroom villa that is spread across one floor. As the villa is within walking distance of a prestigious golf course, the surrounding area incredibly well kept and scenic.

Ground Floor

- Two king bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Communal bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Study
- Utility room

Exterior
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access
- Gazebo
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Galena
Beach Nearby 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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If you want to enjoy an evening meal out, you have your pick of restaurants serving delicious local and international food. There’s also a good choice of shops and supermarkets for stocking up on groceries and other essentials.

Galena has all the benefits that come with being part of the Sandy Lane Estate. These include exclusive beach club facilities with your own private cabana, sun loungers and umbrellas. Take the short walk down to Sandy Lane Beach and you’ll be greeted by beautiful golden sand and calm waters that are ideal for both swimming and snorkelling.

Head to Holetown for an enjoyable day out, with the journey there taking less than 10 minutes by car. Here you’ll find an even greater selection of shops and the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre with its upmarket outlets.

Speightstown is around 20 minutes away from Galena and offers a mix of history, culture and art. The highlights here are Arlington House Museum and the Gallery of Caribbean Art. You can also relax on several sandy stretches, if you want to compare them to the ones that are close to your holiday home!

For a serious dose of history, drive around 25 minutes south to Barbados’ capital of Bridgetown. It’s full of fascinating sites and buildings to explore, including National Heroes Square, the Parliament Buildings, the Barbados Museum, a 17th-century garrison and a horseracing track. You can also indulge in some retail therapy here, as there are many duty free shops and upmarket to be found throughout the city.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport BGI

(26km)

Nearest Town/City Holetown

(6.5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Gazebo Enterprises

(2km)

Nearest Beach Paynes Bay Beach

(2km)

Nearest Golf

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Tennis Advantage Tennis Services

(2.2km)

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

Galena is perfect for families looking for a true holiday getaway, as it offers so much space inside and out. Adults and older children will enjoy quiet time in the formal living room, while the younger ones will love the cosier television room. Everyone will want to spend hours in the large swimming pool and exploring the exotic gardens.

Just 15 minutes away by car is Atlantis Submarines Barbados. Get close to a range of colourful, tropical fish without even needing to get your feet wet! The submarine allows you to look through portholes at all sorts of fish and marine life, with there also being special night tours for spotting nocturnal creatures.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Gardener Available
  • Pre-arrival Groceries are subject to a 15% Service Charge & VAT

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 and service charges where applicable and may change without notice.
- Holiday 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 $1,500 Credit Card Charge Authorisation/Security Deposit to be requested upon arrival. Applicable refunds will be credited 14 days after departure.
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 18/12 - 07/01, otherwise 7 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 Baby equipment available upon request
Other 2 Pre-arrival Groceries are subject to a 15% Service Charge & VAT

Rental Rates

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

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 22nd 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 £3,908
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 18th 2019 £5,712
Dec 18th 2019 - Jan 8th 2020 £9,469
Jan 8th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 £5,712
Apr 16th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 £4,209
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 £5,712
Dec 18th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 £9,469
Jan 8th 2021 - Mar 25th 2021 £5,712

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 22nd 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 €4,233
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 18th 2019 €6,186
Dec 18th 2019 - Jan 8th 2020 €10,255
Jan 8th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 €6,186
Apr 16th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 €4,558
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 €6,186
Dec 18th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 €10,255
Jan 8th 2021 - Mar 25th 2021 €6,186

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 22nd 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 $4,664
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 18th 2019 $6,817
Dec 18th 2019 - Jan 8th 2020 $11,301
Jan 8th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 $6,817
Apr 16th 2020 - Dec 15th 2020 $5,023
Dec 15th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 $6,817
Dec 18th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 $11,301
Jan 8th 2021 - Mar 25th 2021 $6,817

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

Reviews

  • Very Accommodating

    Posted by Richards Family on 22/03/2018

    We rented Fosters House for our family of 8 which included a 10 month old baby. The house was perfect for us all. Great pool and easy access to the beautiful beach. There was more than enough chairs, sunloungers and tables around the pool and on the patio. Great shaded area too. The staff of 4 were lovely. They were very accommodating and helpful

  • First time

    Posted by Natti on 10/01/2018

    This was our first time to Barbados, we planned it in exceptional detail, taking with us our 3 small children plus grandparents too. Booking somewhere to stay to suit all the needs at first proved quite difficult that was until we found the Galena!! On arrival, quite late in the evening, we were greeted by the marvellous Maxine and the native Natasha who kept the house very clean, looked after the clothes and maintained a lovely environment in which to enjoy and relax. Maxine’s cooking was exceptional, I tasted dishes that were fresh, enjoyable, easy on the palate and just damn right delightful. She was always such a pleasant dynamic to be around. I often would ask how she had created such dishes only to then be shown and talked through such dish. I only hope I can recreate them to such an amazing , delicious standard. The house itself was simply perfect ! Just sufficient room for 8 of us. The location is peaceful and has the most amazing views. There is plenty of room to relax and just do and be yourself. I can truly recommend this place , I just worry that after too many exceptional reviews we will not be able to book back in but if you are considering the house, you will not be disappointed!!

  • Great Bajan Villa

    Posted by Chris on 14/12/2017

    Thank you for taking such good care of us and letting us stay in this beautiful villa. We had a fantastic time, great thanks to Maxine and Tasha.

  • Fantastic Location with Lovely Views

    Posted by Lynda on 15/09/2017

    It's always a challenge taking the extended family on a holiday. Everyone has different tastes and ideas. This proved the perfect solution for everyone. Maxine and Tasha were the icing on top of the cake. We've never had a chef or a housekeeper on previous trips, and i wasn't sure how it would work. It was fantastic. Maxine sat down with us at the start of the week, and we discussed what sort of food we would like, then we did a trip to the supermarket armed with a shopping list, and Maxine picked up thinks like fish etc. Her cooking was delicious, and presentation fantastic. Tasha kept the Villa spotless all week, and all our laundry was taken care of. These 2 ladies make all the difference in ensuring it's a relaxing break, not just a week in a fantastic location with lovely views. Look out for the monkeys popping in to help themselves to the mangoes on the trees. Car recommended if you plan to get out and about at all.

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