Shoestring

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Modern Hot Tub Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

Shoestring is a sleek and contemporary pad, finessed with designer verve and flawless quality; sultry and sophisticated - this home blends minimalist interiors with touches of Balinese spiritualism and cutting-edge style. Interiors enthusiasts and aesthetes will stop to draw breath at this haven of quality and style. Impeccably executed, show-casing architectural finesse, the designer has understood how space, light and flow impact guests’ experience.

Executed with striking simplicity, this home nonetheless has “presence.” The open-plan living space is subdivided into separate lounges and a relaxed dining area; the use of raw materials is dazzling - throughout this home, stunning dark-stain and polished timbers, marble, coral and glass feature. A glamorous abode, Shoestring offers ample entertainment potential, with state-of-the-art contemporary fittings. An über modernist balcony deck boasts the pièce-de-resistance which is the bubbling hot tub.

A tonal natural palette gives depth to this avant-garde home, fawns, beiges, and monochrome are the common elements, along with vertical slatted timber windows, and that Eastern touch - most evident in the tranquil walk-way entrance over a serene lily pond. A retreat designed for wellness and rejuvenation, with a sense of serenity in the gentle luxury of such naturally styled interiors, or, a fabulous space for glittering parties and lively meals.

Three double bedrooms offer a sense of indoor-outdoor living in-line with the Eastern feel; crisp hotel grade bedlinen, televisions, air-conditioning and magazine-worthy bathrooms finish these off nicely.

Shoestring is a sophisticated home with sleek and sultry interiors and is not suitable for children under the age of 18. This home makes for a stunning, romantic retreat for a couple, or a group of couples, or parents with older teens/young adult aged children.

No detail is left under-thought at Shoestring, from the black day beds to the “his and hers” sinks, to the striking spiral staircase. Subtle, yet decadent, this is a home with-a-difference, fusing both Eastern architecture with Caribbean flavours and European finesse, to create something rather memorable.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • This home is not suitable for children under the age of 18; it is an ideal retreat for parents with older teens or young adult aged children, or a group of couples
  • Not suitable for those with mobility impairments - spiral staircase
  • There is no pool - however the jacuzzi bubbles away in await and the beach is moments away

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV DVD Ceiling Fans Beachfront

The Villa

Looking for sleek and contemporary? This 3-bedroom villa, Shoestring, is likely to be up your street. From the Jacuzzi guests can hear the waves break on Gibbs beach.

Ground Floor
- Two King bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room

First Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom & terrace

Exterior
- Jacuzzi
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Pond
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Shoestring
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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Set on the beachfront of Gibbes Bay in St Peter on the west coast of Barbados, Shoestring overlooks the sparkling ocean. Gibbs beach is much quieter than its neighbouring Mullins Beach, known for its peerless beauty, on arguably one of the finest stretches of coast in the world, this is one of the island’s best beaches. Located north of Holetown, Gibbs Beach is backed by swaying palm trees, offering sparkling crystal waters and flawless white sands.

Several vendors offer lounge chairs, umbrellas and refreshments, such as the quintessentially Caribbean rum punch. Long enough for a stroll, catamaran charters cruise into the bay offering trips to Bridgetown and beyond, with snorkelling and sumptuous lunches on board. This stretch of coast is known as the “platinum coast,” for its fine beaches with white sands and clear, azure waters.

As well as the exclusive developments and international jet-set crowd that are drawn to this spot, visitors can delve into colourful, historical local life, architecture and traditions.

From rum festivals to the colourful “crop over” festival (a tradition dating back to the plantation days), to indulgent beach massages, to Friday night’s fried fish nights, visitors will experience a colourful, inspiring blend of tradition and luxury. Close by 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 west coast of Barbados is a blend of exclusive and high-end developments attracting a well-heeled, international jet-set, majestic beaches and intriguing, colourful local life.

Barbados is a place of contrasts, from movie-star hedonism to cane-cutting village life and artisanal fare; from fishing villages to dramatic, rugged Atlantic coastlines - visitors will enjoy a vivacious diversity within a very accessibly-sized island. A unique blend of vibrant, local life and colonial-influenced afternoon teas alongside cricket matches on the green!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport

(32.2km)

Nearest Town/City Speightstown

(2.8km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Beach

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Golf Apes Hill Club

(5.8km)

Nearest Tennis Platinum Coast Tennis

(5.5km)

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: Teens

Shoestring is a sophisticated home with sleek and sultry interiors and is not suitable for children under the age of 18. This home makes for a stunning, romantic retreat for a couple, or a group of couples, or parents with older teens/young adult aged children.

Young adults will nonetheless take note of the slick entertainment options which are all in place at Shoestring: with Sonos sound system, Apple television, i-pod docks, high-speed internet and cable; pool parties and entertainment is fully covered. Older teens and young adults will delight in the impressively high-tech nature of this contemporary home, as well as its majestic designs and state-of-the-art fittings.

When it comes to “downtime,” this home has it covered; stunning lounge space and a fabulous balcony deck for gentle morning yoga in the ocean breezes or evening cocktails as the sun softens over the bay.

Barbados is a unique place for families with older children, who have moved past the toddler years and are ready to indulge in an array of water-sports, fine dining, upscale shopping and partying. This is a “treat” holiday destination, and has so much on offer for those ready to indulge!

Young adults will have endless scope to develop water-based skills; from kayaking to jet-skiing, from sailing to windsurfing, to enjoying an elegantly paced catamaran trip where visitors can watch whales and coral eels; Barbados is a water lover's playground.

Bridgetown offers several tours of intriguing shipwrecks, tropical fish and coral formations. Or, a combination of 4x4 jeep tour through the tropical forest followed by a leisurely catamaran trip for a full family day out, finished up with sumptuous buffet at the end of the day.

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

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

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

Security deposit $1,000 to be paid on arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on 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.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 5 nights (Mid April - Mid December); 7 nights (Mid December - Mid April); 14 nights (Christmas period, weeks that include Christmas and/or New Year).
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 Not suitable for children & teens under the age of 18 years old
Other 2 Please note that the beachfront at Shoestring 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 12.5% Shared Economy Levy & Service Charge

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 - £9,907
Apr 15th 2024 - Oct 15th 2025 £4,867 £6,811

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 - €10,772
Apr 15th 2024 - Oct 15th 2025 €5,291 €7,406

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 15th 2024 - $11,480
Apr 15th 2024 - Oct 15th 2025 $5,640 $7,893

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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