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ENQUIRY FORM:- If you would like to check the availability of Alamanda please click on the following link:- www.relaxingretreats.co.uk/enquireAlamanda.htm
Alamanda is an attractive, spacious, detached, privately owned villa with its own swimming pool and sun deck. (The pool is 24 feet x 12 feet and approx. 4 feet to 5 feet deep).
Barbados' beautiful 'platinum' west
coast, within the parish of St. James, the villa is situated in a palm tree-lined residential avenue
only 100 metres from the
superb white sandy beaches - washed by the crystal-clear blue waters of the Caribbean
Sea - where many water sports including scuba diving and snorkelling are available.
St. James beach is just a 2 or 3 minute walk away - and Alamanda's
guests have authorised beach access through the Discovery Bay Hotel.
St. James beach is just a 2 or 3 minute walk away - and Alamanda's guests have authorised beach access through the Discovery Bay Hotel.
Two world-class golf courses - The Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane - are within easy reach.
An excellent selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets are located in Sunset Crest & Holetown. Other amenities including the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre - with its shops, cafes & cinemas, plus lots more - bars, banks, a supermarket*, mini markets, a butchers, an ice cream parlour, wine shops, fruit and veg stalls, bakeries, coffee shops, a Post Office, medical centres, the Chattel Village shops (offering everything from souvenirs to gourmet food), and Sunset Mall - a shopping plaza with a small department store (Cave Shepherd) and a cafe plus other outlets - are also within easy walking distance.
* The Massy supermarket (in what was the West Coast Mall) in Holetown will be closed - due to expansion - from the end of April to November 2017, however there are numerous other shops and mini-markets in or close to Holetown.
Meanwhile, during the period when their Holetown supermarket is closed, Massy have advised that they intend be provide a shuttle service to/from their branch in Warrens.
Alamanda is set within its own large, private, secluded tropical landscaped gardens which are attractively illuminated at night. This is the perfect place for relaxation and watching the hummingbirds flitting between the exotic plants. You may also catch sight of the monkeys and mongooses at dawn and dusk.
Alamanda backs onto local playing fields and it frequently enjoys the cooling breezes that roll down the hills from the sugar plantations.
There is a spacious, light and airy, open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area.
The lounge/dining area includes 2 comfortable 3-seater sofas, a coffee table, dining table and 6 chairs, a 32 inch flat screen CBC multi-choice (38 channels) Cable/Satellite TV, a DVD player, a VCR, CD/cassette/radio stereo system and a telephone for accepting incoming calls and making outgoing local calls - which are free. An additional telephone is located in the master bedroom.
Free Wi-Fi Internet access is provided within the villa.
The living areas open out to the large L-shaped, shaded veranda which is furnished with a glass-topped dining table & chairs, a rattan sofa & chairs and a coffee table. The veranda offers views of the secluded private pool, sun deck and gardens. A gas BBQ, patio chairs and sun loungers are also provided.
The well-equipped kitchen area includes a breakfast bar and 2 stools, a dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, an electric oven and gas hob, a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, an electric kettle, blender, crockery, cutlery and glassware. An iron & ironing board are available on request.
There is a washing machine in the laundry room that adjoins Alamanda. Your housekeeper will wash the towels and linen - and she will be happy to do your personal washing if you wish.
The spacious, air-conditioned master bedroom offers a king size bed, bedside tables & lamps, ample wardrobe space, a dressing table, chest of drawers, a hairdryer and a small safe for guests' valuables. This room benefits from an en suite shower/WC room. There is a separate shower/WC room off the hallway.
The 2nd spacious, air-conditioned bedroom offers twin beds that can be made up as a king size or 2 singles, a bedside table & lamp, a dressing table, ample wardrobe space, a chest of drawers, a hairdryer and a small safe for guests' valuables.
The 3rd air-conditioned bedroom offers twin beds that can be made up as a king size or 2 singles, a bedside table & lamp, ample wardrobe space, a small chest of drawers and a small safe for guests' valuables.
There is ample parking space directly inside the electronically-operated gates at Alamanda, should guests wish to hire a car during their stay.
Alamanda's manager, Simon, will meet and greet you on your arrival at the villa. He will give you a warm welcome and he will happily answer any questions that you may have regarding your stay in Barbados.
If you wish to see how much the prices equate to in a different currency, please enter the pounds sterling (GBP) rates that are shown above into a currency converter such as the one available online at www.xe.com/ucc/
A pre-arranged transfer from Grantley Adams Airport to Alamanda. (Approx. 40 minute drive. BDS$ 65-BDS$ 80). Payable locally.
A welcome pack of groceries can be ordered to your specification. It will be delivered to the villa prior to your arrival and you will be required to pay for the goods after you arrive.
No smoking in the villa.
This is a holiday rental property and cannot be hired as a party venue.
HOW TO BOOK AND TERMS & CONDITIONS:-
If you would like to make a booking for Alamanda please contact Bajan Retreats via e-mail to:- firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Enquiry Form at:- www.relaxingretreats.co.uk/enquireAlamanda.htm
Credit card payments are not accepted. This is in order to keep the rates low and to avoid high bank charges for this small business.
For UK residents :- A deposit cheque, Banker's Draft or money transfer for 25% is required to secure a booking. If you wish to pay via a money transfer please request this at the time of booking.
For non-UK residents:- A sterling Banker's Draft, a sterling International Money Order or money transfer for 25% is required to secure a booking. If you wish to pay via a money transfer please request this at the time of booking.
Once I have received your deposit payment I will e-mail you a Booking Confirmation, together with my 'Car Hire' and 'Before you Travel' information.
Your balance - via the payment methods shown above - will be required 8 weeks prior to your arrival at Alamanda.
I will send you a balance reminder a couple of weeks before your
payment is due.
booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival date at
full payment will be required.
In addition to comprehensive and detailed advice, helpful tips, recommendations and maps, your ‘Useful information’ documents will also contain:-
On arrival at Alamanda you will be required to pay a security deposit of BDS$ 400/US$ 200/£130 (cash) – and, provided that no losses, damage or breakages have been sustained during the period of your accommodation rental, it will be refunded to you prior to your departure from the villa.
The following cancellation charges apply:-
Cancellation more than 8 weeks prior to the arrival date - Loss of deposit.
Cancellation less than 8 weeks prior to the arrival date – Loss of 100% of the total cost.
As with all holidays, travel insurance is strongly recommended.
The comments shown below have been received via e-mail or in writing. Other guests have chosen to add their comments to the Guest Book within the property (if a Guest Book is provided).
We were very pleased with Alamanda. Lovely villa in a great spot. Difficult to tear yourself away from the pool. Also we must say that the restaurants bars and cafes in Lime Grove certainly add to the Holetown experience.
We thought all your info was exemplary and it was a pleasure dealing with you. We would certainly recommend you".
Gerry & Pam, Cardiff, UK. October 2016.
"This is a lovely villa in Holetown which has some super shops and
restaurants - the walk takes
"Great location and facilities. Alamanda is well-maintained and equipped".
Sam - London, UK. February/March 2016.
"Irene - both Angela and myself cannot praise Peter and yourself enough.
Our holiday was made pleasurable with your exemplary communications.
Alamanda was everything and more to give an enjoyable stay - and a lovely rest for Angela after her illness.
Breakfast on the patio with 'Green Monkeys' as spectators was an experience.
We cannot praise Penny the housemaid enough - she became our friend during our stay.
Take care and thank you as I open a bottle of Banks Beer and toast your good health".
Stan - Shropshire, UK. Jan./Feb. 2015.
We had an excellent holiday in Barbados.
Alamanda was all that you said it would be on your web site.
The house suited us very well especially being able to walk to the restaurants etc.
Penny and Simon were terrific.
All the information you sent was spot on, thank you.
We will return.
Sincere regards to you".
Lesley and Gill - Essex, UK. Nov./Dec. 2014
Barbados and Alamanda Villa were wonderful as usual !
We love Alamanda: great location, lots of room indoors and out, well-kept, very safe.
So nice to stay in a place that feels like a second home to us. We were well looked after by the property manager Simon , lovely housekeeper Penny , and your safe dependable driver Harold. We'll be in touch soon to see what dates are available for 2015.
We think that your web site is good and very helpful. Could not possibly get any more advance info. than what you sent Irene !
Thanks again for everything.
Ronan & Charlene - Ontario, Canada. April 2014. (2nd stay).
"We had a fantastic 2 week stay at Alamanda.
Castleford, UK. March 2014.
The villa was just as you stated, no complaints at all. Simon was very helpful and was only a phone call away if we needed him. Penny is a charming and pleasant housekeeper with a great smile and laugh. We enjoyed talking with her and will miss her.
All in all a great trip".
Bill & Theresa - Ontario, Canada. March 2014.
Great little holiday. Just wish it could have been longer.
Alamanda was superb - and Simon and Penny were real stars. Simon, in particular, put himself out to help us out on 3 occasions so we are hugely grateful to him".
Ian & Wendy - Dorset, UK. Jan./Feb. 2014
We stayed in Alamanda for two weeks at the end of November & the beginning December 2013.
We found it to be a very spacious villa with a beautiful pool. It is ideally situated on the outskirts of Holetown with a short walk to the beach and all amenities.
The villa has very comfortable beds and ample cooking facilities including a gas BBQ. The air-conditioning was a real winner and we used a ‘Jungle' electric anti-mosquito vapour device which was 100% effective.
Our maid, Penny, was delightful and very helpful.
Peter and Jackie – Touchdown B & B, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK. Nov./Dec.2013.
"We are back from a fabulous holiday at Alamanda in Barbados.
I would like to say thank you Irene for all of your help and advice when booking our holiday and for the fantastic holiday pack you sent us before we went. It was very helpful even though we have been to Barbados many times.
We thought you were very prompt and efficient when answering our e-mails, and would certainly use your services again and recommend you to all our friends.
Thank you again, we look forward to contacting you at a later date for booking another holiday in Barbados".
Judy & family - East Yorkshire, UK. October/November 2013.
"Alamanda is lovely. The villa and facilities matched our expectations".
Thanks again for all your help".
Ronan & family - Ontario, Canada. January 2013. (1st stay).
“Location, location, location - it doesn't get better. One walks across the road to the beach. Pure white sand, swaying palms and a warm sea. The magic is the house with it's stunning landscaped garden and alamanda flowering bushes. The pool and decking when one wakes - or to wallow in with a drink at the end of the day - not a bad conclusion.
The wonderful maid, very happy and made us feel spoilt. I can highly recommend Alamanda. We stayed a week in 2008 and have been back every year since”.
Sir. Robert G. Dodds - Chesham, UK. August 2012.
"Would definitely recommend the villa to family and friends."
Cath - Cheshire, UK. January 2012.
"Above and beyond our expectations !! Appreciated the place hugely.
We would love to stay again in the future."
Bev & Ray - Warwick, UK. January 2012.
“We visited Alamanda in December and had a wonderful stay. It is perfectly positioned to access all the best parts of the island and only a very short walk (2 or 3 minutes to the most fabulous white sand beach. The house itself has all the comforts and facilities you would expect - with a great terrace for sundowners and a pool to chill down. Great stay !”
Julian – London, UK. December 2011.
"Alamanda is brilliant for kids. The pool was perfect. We loved it.
Irene, thanks so much for all your help and information. It made our holiday perfect".
Cathryn & family - London, UK. September 2011.
"We enjoyed our holiday. Thank you to everyone involved in making it so easy".
Cath, Nate and baby Scott - South Africa. September 2011.
"We loved the diving, running along the beach and the fact the villa is very well-equipped, especially the pool".
Heinz, Britta , Peter, Anna - Austria. Aug./Sept. 2011.
"After all the excitement of our Barbados wedding, I would like to pass on sincere thanks from the family members who stayed at Alamanda in Jamestown Park.
The accommodation and facilities were ideal and we would particularly like to thank Alamanda's manager, Karen, and the staff for their kindness and help.
Theresa, the housekeeper, was very professional and became a huge asset throughout the exciting days of preparation and indeed, on the day of the actual ceremony. The entire family felt that she acted over and above the call of duty and would like to pass on our gratitude.
Our thanks are also extended to the gardening team who, whilst working in a non intrusive manner, managed to amuse three very lively and inquisitive little boys without letting it interfere with their work !
I have no doubt that Alamanda will become the venue for many more family holidays.
Steve Wood on behalf of John, Anne, Nadia, Gary and the little ones - Cambs, UK. April 2011.
"We've had a 'yellow bus' of a time - rocking crazy and enormous fun !
Respect to Barbados, and thank you to you !"
Roger & Wendy - Cornwall, UK. April 2011.
We had a great time in Barbados. Alamanda is an ideal villa with a great location and very comfortable.
Too many fantastic restaurants - going home much fatter !
As always, the island of Barbados is paradise !!
We must compliment you on your attentive paperwork and the information pack was really the best we've had !!"
Sandie, Bob, John & Di - Cornwall, UK. February/March 2011.
"Another great holiday at Alamanda. Enjoyed snorkelling, jetski rides, beaches, catamaran trip, sundowners & restaurants - including Mullins & Spago".
The Teasdale family - Cheshire, UK. Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011.
"Great villa, fantastic location. Theresa was wonderful !
Too much to enjoy.
Loved the local beach, St. Nicholas Abbey and lunch at The Roundhouse.
We will be back ! Thanks !"
Tania & family - W. Yorks, UK. December 2010.
"Returning visitors - villa perfect.
Loved The Fishpot. Miami beach great for swimming.
Lovely trip as always".
Diana & Norman - Bucks, UK. November 2010.
We had a lovely time. Alamanda was perfect for our needs, with a lovely pool for the children and an excellent position close to the shops and beach. Thank you again for your excellent service !"
Lindy - Devon, UK. Oct./Nov. 2010.
"Back after 3 years. House still lovely and the pool is a great addition.
Lunch at The Atlantis was excellent. Lexy's Piano Bar was great fun.
Pam & Mick - London, UK. September 2010.
"We had a very pleasant stay and we were looked after very well. Thank you all very much.
The villa is fully-equipped and the welcome and attention were highly appreciated".
Rennell - Bucks, UK. September 2010.
"Another lovely holiday at Alamanda..... what more can I say !"
Kit & Stuart – Shropshire, UK. June/July 2010.
"Return visit just as good.
Cricket was amazing".
June & Allan - Edinburgh, Scotland. April/May 2010.
"A minute after we arrived I wanted to go into the pool. Alamanda is a great place to stay –
it’s in the middle of everything.
Gorgeous villa with wonderful manager and housekeeper. A perfectly fabulous vacation house".
Anisha – Greenwick, USA. April 2010.
"Another excellent holiday. Great beaches and sunshine. Enjoyed Tiami Catamarans (highly recommended).
The Fish Pot, Zaccios, Mullins Bay & restaurant all good.
Excellent fireworks with lots of lanterns rising into the night sky at New Year".
The Teasdale family – Cheshire, UK. Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010.
"Lovely villa, great location, gorgeous beach. Very nice locals, lovely housekeeper. All good".
The Peach family – Staffs, UK. Dec. 2009.
"Great pool, great villa, excellent location… A1.
Best place to eat : The Tides.
Most down-to-earth place to eat : Groots……haddock, chips & peas.
Enjoyed The Fish Pot and The Lone Star as well.
Hire a car, great way to visit all of the island. Will be back".
Chris & Karen – Sheffield, UK. Nov./Dec. 2009.
"Lovely villa, everything we could need. Great to relax by the pool after a hard days sightseeing !
Took the beach chairs and cool bag to Foul Bay for a picnic…..perfect !
Loved The Mews, Spago, Tides and the restaurant at The Sandpiper was great".
Phil & Julia – Surrey, UK. Oct. 2009.
"Lovely villa, v. comfortable. Stu loved the pool. So near nice beaches".
Kit & Stu – Shropshire, UK. May 2009.
"Fab. Hols at Alamanda. Pool great and villa lovely. Tides, Groots (fish, chips & mushy peas),
Lone Star, sea…..turtles a must ! Green monkey in garden at Alamanda eating bananas – awesome !
We will be back".
The Pritchard family – Surrey, UK. April 2009.
"Nice holiday. Hope to return soon. Thanks".
Gordon & Margaret – Star, Scotland. March 2009.
"Sun, sea, sand, turtles, cricket, east coast rollers. Villa, pool and rum punch made it all perfect.
Hope we can return to this beautiful island some day".
Jane & Malcolm – Notts. UK. Feb. 2009.
"Comfortable, well-equipped villa. The pool makes for the perfect relaxed holiday".
Enid & Geof - Wales, UK. Jan./Feb. 2009.
"Great holiday. Enjoyed Oistins fish market, catamaran, beaches, bars, Crane beach lunch and Tides.
The new pool at Alamanda is great".
The Teasdale family - Cheshire, UK. Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009.
Thank you for your helpful and efficient service.
We will certainly consider Alamanda on our next visit to Barbados".
Pete - UK.
"Wonderful holiday. Thanks".
Anne & Graham - UK.
"Great break, very relaxing - soon got into Bajan time !"
The Ingham family - UK.
"Wonderful holiday ! We hope to come back again !"
Mannerud family - Norway.
"Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home".
Becky - Mexico.
"One of our best family holidays. Wonderful weather. Island has a lot to offer and we were well looked after !"
Wervey family - UK.
"A relaxing holiday in a lovely villa".
The Walsh family - Wales.
"As wonderful as we had imagined ! Thank you !"
Cotronio - USA.
"Alamanda - pure Bajan - pure magic.
Great villa, wonderful hospitality. Looking forward to the next time".
Lyn & Harold - UK.
"Alamanda - the perfect base. 3 minutes walk to the beach. Best side of the island. Rum, sea, calm, peace - the perfect balance for the vacation."
Mary & Gary - UK.
"We all had a marvellous time here".
Liz, David, Douglas & Peter - Guernsey.
"A great relaxing stay. Thanks to all".
Dale & Susan - Canada.
"Great weather, great food, superb rum. Beaches and villa are beautiful.
James & Julie - UK.
"Alamanda is such a charming, comfy place to stay. We had a delightful time".
Virginia & Ron - USA.
"Thank you again for a lovely holiday at Alamanda. We got married on 20th Feb. Couldn't ask for a better place to start married life."
Wendy, Andrew and the Speller family - UK.
"A week of sheer heaven. A real opportunity to get rid of our stress. As expected, the hospitality was pure Bajan. Thank you for sharing Alamanda".
Marsid - UK.
"The best time ever, anywhere !! Lovely country, lovely home, lovely people".
The Miller family - USA.
"Lovely holiday, perfect place".
Harry & Val - UK.
"Fantastic holiday ! Great villa".
Beth - UK.
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