Aqua Bliss | Luxury holiday villa with a private pool |  Barbados west coast self-catering rental accommodation a short walk to the beach in Sunset Crest, St. James

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Contact: Irene or Peter

E-mail:

barbados@relaxingretreats.co.uk

AQUA BLISS

For up to 6 people.

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Aqua Bliss is a luxury, spacious, detached, privately-owned villa with a large private swimming pool and sun deck. (The pool is approx. 3 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 6 inches deep).

THE LOCATION:-

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac off a palm tree-lined residential avenue in Sunset Crest - within the parish of St. James - on Barbados’ beautiful 'platinum' west coast. The villa is only a 6 minute walk 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.

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.

 

 THE ACCOMMODATION:-

Aqua Bliss is tastefully furnished and decorated throughout.

There is an open-plan living/kitchen area. The lounge area includes a ceiling fan, a comfortable rattan sofa and chairs, a coffee table, a small breakfast table and chairs, a flat screen cable TV, a DVD player 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.

KitchenThe well-equipped kitchen offers a ceiling fan, granite worktops, a double sink, large fridge/freezer, an electric built-in wall oven with a counter-top stove, a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, kettle, a toaster, an iron & ironing board, crockery, cutlery and glassware. A washer and dryer are located in an outhouse.

Dining table & PoolThe living area opens out to the secure, shaded veranda - furnished with a dining table and 6 chairs - and with views to the private pool, sun deck and landscaped tropical gardens. The veranda is ideal for al fresco dining and watching the spectacular sunsets. You may also catch sight of the monkeys at dawn and dusk. The patio area adjacent to the pool offers 4 sun loungers, 2 tables & chairs (one table has a sunshade) and a charcoal BBQ. There is also a poolside changing room with a shower, basin and toilet.

The air-conditioned master bedroom is fitted with a queen size bed, bedside tables & 2 lamps, a wardrobe, vanity unit, a hairdryer and a ceiling fan. A small safe is provided for guests’ valuables. This room benefits from an en suite shower/WC room.

There is a separate shower/WC room off the hallway.

Master shower roomThe second air-conditioned bedroom includes twin beds that can be made up as a king size or 2 singles, a wardrobe, a bedside table & lamp - as well as a wall light directly above the bed - a vanity unit and a ceiling fan.

The third air-conditioned bedroom - which has direct access to the pool deck - includes a double bed, a bedside table & lamp, a TV that only plays DVDs, a wardrobe, vanity unit and a portable fan.

Pool

There is a parking space inside the gate at Aqua Bliss, should you wish to hire a car during your stay.  

The villa's manager, Heather, will meet and greet you on your arrival at Aqua Bliss. She will give you a warm Bajan welcome and she will happily answer any questions that you may have regarding your stay in Barbados.

The RATES (in pounds sterling) for renting Aqua Bliss are shown below.

To calculate the cost per person, please divide the rates by the number of people sharing.

YOU WILL HAVE SOLE USE OF THE VILLA REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY. 

 

16th April 2017

to
14
th December
2017

 

                                     Up to 6 people: £ 200.00 per night.

 

15th December 2017

to
2
nd January
 2018

 

                                      Up to 6 people: £ 298.00 per night.

 

3rd January 2018

to
15
th April
2018

 

                                       Up to 6 people: £ 272.00 per night.

 

16th April 2018

to
14
th December
2018

 

                                      Up to 6 people: £ 200.00 per night.

For bookings of more than 14 nights a discount of 5% is applicable for the 15th night onwards.

Aqua Bliss and Bliss Villa are neighbouring properties and they are owned by the same person. If they are rented together during the period from 15th April to 14th December a further discount of 5% will apply.

St James Beach

The rates shown above include all taxes, electricity (including air-conditioning), linen and towels (including beach towels). Maid service for guests staying 1 week or less will be at the midpoint of their stay. For stays of more than 1 week, maid service will be approximately every three or four days,

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/

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:-

A pre-arranged transfer from Grantley Adams Airport to Aqua Bliss. (Approx. 40 minute drive. BDS$ 65-BDS$ 80). Payable locally.

A basic 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. There will be a delivery charge of 15% of the cost of your groceries.

RESTRICTIONS:-

No pets.

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 Aqua Bliss please contact Bajan Retreats via e-mail to:- barbados@relaxingretreats.co.uk or via the Enquiry Form at:- www.relaxingretreats.co.uk/enquireAquaBliss.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 Aqua Bliss.

I will e-mail you a receipt as soon as I receive your balance payment.

If your booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival date at Aqua Bliss, the full payment will be required.

You will receive my 'Useful information' documents 10-14 days prior to your arrival in Barbados.

in addition to comprehensive and detailed advice, helpful tips, recommendations and maps, your ‘Useful information’ pack will also contain:-
  • A customised local area map with detailed directions to your accommodation in Barbados.
  • The name and telephone number of the person who will be your contact on the island if you have any questions or concerns during your stay.
  • The number of the guests’ telephone in your accommodation – complete with international dialling codes – so that you can advise the number to any family and friends who you think may wish to contact you while you are in Barbados.
  • Telephone numbers for recommended local taxi drivers.
  • Invitations to pre-book any ‘optional extras’ – such as a transfer from the airport to Aqua Bliss and a ‘welcome pack’ of groceries.

 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.

REVIEWS.

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 loved Aqua Bliss and its location - very peaceful and secure feeling. The pool was larger than expected and so that was a real bonus. The house was exactly as described.

We loved the limes and enjoyed cooking our evening meals.

Best wishes and thank you for the brilliant service we have had from yourselves - from our initial enquiry to when we returned home".

Cath & family - North Yorkshire, UK. December 2016/January 2017.

"Contentment !! Best place ever.

What can I say ? I discovered this paradise 6 years ago and have returned every year since then, 'my home away from home.'

Perfectly located within walking distance to the fabulous Sandy Lane Beach, a block away from Sunset Crest Mall, 2 blocks from a supermarket and restaurants and 4 blocks from Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, where you'll find Cartier, Gucci, Bvlgari and the like.

The villa itself is wonderful, clean and stocked with amenities, it is on a quiet cul de sac with fruit bearing trees, the most refreshing pool and an occasional monkey. The property manager, Heather is hands on and available to address all questions and concerns and Emerald is there to change linens and towels every 3 or 4 days. But don't take my word for it, just go and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed !!"

September 2016.


 

"Aqua Bliss... definitely bliss !

We liked the look of this villa as it looked smaller than the ones we've had before. We were wrong, it was a lovely large sized villa with decent sized bedrooms, kitchen and living area.

We were greeted by the lovely Heather who showed us around, explaining what we needed to know about the place. Heather stayed in contact with us with regards to when the cleaner was coming. She also sorted a few minor issues we had very promptly and is such a lovely helpful lady.

The villa itself was kept very clean, was well equipped with kitchen items and items in the living area (TV, Internet etc.)
The outside dining area was used by us every night, whether it was to eat or just sit and have a few sociable drinks. The pool area was well maintained and was cleaned whilst we were there. The pool was used by us all every single day even on those days when we went to the beach as my daughter just loved playing in it.


I would definitely recommend this property to my family and friends as it is situated in a lovely quiet area and only a 10 minute walk to the nearest beach and shopping facilities. Some of our favourites being Zaccios, Surfside and The Beach House.

We will definitely be back, thank you all for such a wonderful stay in Barbados !"

KP, UK - July/August 2016.

 

" This was our 3rd stay at Aqua Bliss.

The villa has a private pool and a open air dining room next to it. That's where we spent most of our time at the villa - either in the pool or in the dining room beside it.

Bedrooms are large and comfortable, kitchen is fully stocked and modern, living room and TV etc. are also pleasant and provide anything desired.

The neighborhood is quiet. We heard no barking dogs, only tree frogs.

There are several beaches nearby as well as further towards Bridgetown or to the north.

Restaurants nearby were good with views of the sea.

The main road has access to anywhere on the island. Twice we drove out to The Crane for rum punch, lunch, and to fight with big waves".

William. A . - Ohio, USA. June/July 2016.

 

"Wonderful Holiday at Aqua Bliss Villa.

We had such an awesome time. The place was everything we hoped for, it was well equipped, clean and well maintained. The location was perfect, walking distance to everything. We heard about this villa from a friend who stays there every year and decided to try it. We especially liked the early morning pool swims with breakfast and the sunset swims with cocktails. Dining under the stars on the pool deck was amazing. There is a BBQ grill that was really put to use during our stay.

The beaches are quite close, only a short walk away and they are stunning, I especially liked the beach at Sandy Lane. You should also visit the other beaches on other parts of the island.

 Heather, the villa manager, was very accommodating and responded to any questions or concerns that we had.

I will definitely return and will recommend Aqua Bliss to friends".

May 2016.

 

 

"We have been to Barbados several times before and usually stayed in all-inclusives. For various reasons we decided we would prefer our own place this time and decided on Aqua Bliss which provided a lovely 'home from home' and is in a very good location to everything.

Undoubtedly the best bit is the pool, a really good size & depth and with plenty of sunbathing areas.

The area is really quiet and we had visits from the green monkeys with babies which was fantastic. There are also 2 sparrows that would like breakfast please !

Emerald, Dennis and Clifton were all very helpful and friendly. We can really recommend staying here and can see ourselves returning".

LW - UK. November 2015.

 

"Hi  Irene,

We had a wonderful holiday. 

We enjoyed the villa and Barbados. We had everything we needed.

When we booked this holiday we did wonder if it would be better to book with the owner as you hear of so many scams when booking accommodation online but thought it is easier to pay in our own currency. We had no need to be worried at all. Your web site was easy to use and you were always quick to reply to any queries we had - and the information you gave us on both the villa Aqua Bliss and the resort were excellent. We've never had so much information on anything we have ever booked before.

On arriving at the villa, Heather was there to welcome us and had done some shopping for us which we had pre-ordered. The villa had everything we needed. All the linens provided were of good quality. The gardens beautiful and the swimming pool was a good size. Everything was maintained well all the time we were there. We were visited by the gardener the pool man and the maid several times whilst there.

The green monkeys also visited us in the garden - amazing !

We would have no hesitation in recommending both Bajan Retreats and the villa Aqua Bliss. 

Thanks again Irene. 

Best Wishes",

Margaret & Brian - Wigan, UK. May 2015.

 

"Dear Irene,

We had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the villa very much.

Many thanks".

Gill & family - Kent, UK. April 2014.

 

"Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at Aqua Bliss. It was hard to tear ourselves away from the delightful gardens and fantastic pool. We were impressed with William (airport transfer), Cherita and Emerald - also the gardener and pool maintenance. 

We were lucky enough to have a visit from several green monkeys and loved the birds too.We enjoyed a pleasant walk each evening to and from the restaurants and found the supermarket to be conveniently situated. 

We found the villa very comfortable and in a nice area.

We would like to thank all involved for a trouble free, well organised and very enjoyable stay. 

Thank you again.

Best regards",

M&A - Northern England, UK. November 2013.

 

"I am just writing to inform you that my family and I had a great time at Aqua Bliss - inclusive of my 1yr old son. He loved running around the yard - especially under the lime tree :)

 

Everything was just as you described it. We spent a tremendous amount of time in the swimming pool and the place was immaculate. We didn't have to look hard or long for anything as everything was within reach.

 

Thanks again for the great accommodation and I am sure we will be there again !!!! .... Also anyone else I know who will be travelling to Barbados".

 

RK – Trinidad, WI. May 2013.

 

“I would just like to say a big “thank you” as we really enjoyed our stay in Aqua Bliss. It was a lovely place and we had everything 
we needed. The pool was amazing and Cherita was lovely - as were the gardeners, the housekeeper and pool services. 
 
We will definitely return and stay in Aqua Bliss - and will also recommend this to anyone.
 
Once again, thank you very much”.
 
 
 JS - UK. March 2013.

 

"Aqua Bliss more than fulfilled our expectations. The facilities were wonderful.

As for the service provided from Irene in the UK, everything was great and it surpassed our expectations.

The service from Cherita & staff whilst at the villa was wonderful".

Karen & family & friends - Doncaster, UK. Oct./Nov. 2012.

 
"Hi,
 
Well, we are safely back from Barbados and I wanted to drop you a line
to say how wonderful we thought the villa was and how well looked
after we were by Cherita the manager and Emerald the housekeeper.
 
The villa was perfect, it suited our needs completely and we absolutely loved Barbados.  
I now can't wait to go back !
 
Thanks again”.

 

SJM – London, UK. April 2012.

 

"This is a lovely villa that is kept immaculately clean.

We spent most of time in the covered area by the pool and also in the pool.

The area was lovely and quiet and time spent on the very comfortable sun beds watching the local bird life was idyllic. The garden is very well kept with lots of colour and it also allows you plenty of privacy.

Shops, restaurants and the supermarket were just a  few minutes walk away - and so is the beach.

It was a luxury to have the place just for the two of us but this gave us the peaceful holiday we needed.

Many thanks to Cherita, the new manager, and also to the housekeeper, Emerald.


All in all a lovely relaxing place to stay and we would recommend it without hesitation".

LB - Horton, UK. March 2012.

 

"The villa was beautiful !

It was tastefully furnished, clean, every convenience possible and the gardens were truly beautiful. The fact that the villa had that wonderful pool and pool patio area made it blissful !

It was an ideal spot for us, nice and quiet but close to the beaches and all of the restaurants and other facilities in beautiful Holetown.

 I definitely plan to return and will not hesitate to recommend it to my friends.

Akilah. B. October 2011.

 

"It was an ideal spot for us, nice and quiet but close to the beaches and all of the restaurants and other facilities in Holetown.

 
The villa was beautiful - very tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable with every possible convenience. The gardens were colorful and the villa has that wonderful pool and pool patio area which made it truly blissful !

 We definitely plan to return and will not hesitate to recommend it to our friends".

Myrna. J. October 2011.

 

"My partner and I went to Aqua Bliss with the desire for a relaxing getaway from our busy schedules. We got far more than we ever imagined. The grounds are beautifully manicured with flowers and fruit tries throughout and the birds add just the right touch of nature to every morning. The villa is well maintained and stocked with all the items necessary for a pleasurable stay.

 The pool was the perfect icing on the cake for those days when we didn't feel to walk to the beach and we simply basked in the peace and serenity of our surroundings.

The villa is well situated close to multiple excellent restaurants and shops and within walking distance to a beautiful beach. We were thrilled with our choice and would recommend it to one and all... it will not disappoint".

Anasa. V. October 2011.

 

"Irene, the accommodation was great.

The service you provided was exemplary. The info. you provided was really helpful and and we felt you were very efficient and helped make our holiday go very smoothly".

Kate & family - Cheshire, UK. August 2011.

 

"The villa and pool were beautiful. Very well equipped and well maintained. Having Wi Fi was essential for us. We had plenty of room and were very comfortable.

Many thanks for all your help".

Angie, Colin, Harry & Lewis - Berks, UK. June/July 2011.

 

"I want to thank you for your sharing this lovely home with my family and I. We had a wonderful time and were able to relax and enjoy being together as a family without the demands of our typical workdays. 

Louis was very welcoming and generous in providing us with information to maximize our visit to the island. The housekeeper was very pleasant and always willing to go the extra step to ensure we had a worry-free stay.
 
Hopefully we will be able to return to Barbados sooner rather than later, and would love to revisit this lovely villa.
 
Many thanks".

   The K. Family.  April 2011.

 

"Irene,

We had a great time despite the unseasonal weather !

Louis, the agent was really helpful, gave us loads of advice and was brilliant.

The only complaint we have is that the time was too short !

We will no doubt be going back as we still have so much we want to see.

Thank you for all your help. I have already passed your details to friends.

All the best".

Alison, Terry & family - Bucks, UK. December 2010.

 

"Hello Irene,

We would certainly stay at Aqua Bliss again. Can I say what a delight Brenda, the housekeeper, was - a wonderful Lady.
 
Take care and we shall email each other again I'm sure, thank you for all your help and organising".

Terry - UK. October 2010.
 

"We had a fabulous time and we really enjoyed Aqua Bliss. It was fantastic !  The villa was perfect, Brenda and Denise were both very welcoming and helpful. We are thinking about making Barbados 'our every other year' Christmas destination and if we do, we will definitely be in touch.

Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us !" 

Marnie - Canada.

 

I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time at Aqua Bliss last week. Denise and Brenda were amazing and the house is beautiful !  We loved Barbados and the location of the house is great !

We will definitely recommend this villa to any friends that visit Barbados. 

Thanks once again for everything and I hope to return to Barbados in the near future.

Best regards",

Sandra - USA.

 

"We had a fantastic holiday in Barbados and Aqua Bliss was the perfect choice for our accommodation. We hope to visit again in the near future. We would like to thank you for the rental of your lovely villa at very reasonable rates.

 

JF - Isle of Man, UK.

 

 

"We had a wonderful time and found the island and its people delightful.  We hired cars for one day only and the rest of the time we walked, took a taxi or used the local buses.

The villa was excellent and we found it comfortable and spacious. The garden and the pool were also delightful. We couldn't have asked for better accommodation."

 

MB - UK.

 

 Just wanted to let you know what a fab. time we had at your villa. We all thought it was really well appointed and the location excellent in terms of proximity to the shops, restaurants etc.

 You asked us to rate the villa and location out of 10, so we scored 9 for both, in fact we’re planning a return visit if that’s ok next year !

 Also must say that the owner's representative, the maid and the pool cleaner were all very pleasant and helpful, so thank you very much for a great time.

AB - London, UK.

 

Hi Irene,

"I want to let you know what a wonderful time we had. 

We thought the villa was beautiful - absolutely superb, tastefully furnished, clean, every convenience possible.

We couldn’t fault it and we felt so privileged to be there - an ideal spot for us, nice and quiet but close to all of the facilities in Sunset Crest. I am so glad we pushed the boat out and went for the villa with the pool, that just made it for us – luxury ! 

The children went out one morning with Bill in his boat and that was their highlight. He was so helpful & friendly. They loved every minute, learnt some interesting facts and even brought home 'catch of the day' for our meal - snapper and coral trout - they cooked it themselves according to Bill’s recipe for us in the evening !!

They all loved the snorkelling and went swimming with the turtles which were just out from the beach at Paynes Bay - and I even did that too with a snorkel on my last morning. Then I swam back on my own feeling very pleased with myself, to find that when I was half way back that a very, very large turtle had followed me and came up for air right next to me !!  The boys loved body surfing at Crane beach and I enjoyed watching them !  

That just leaves me to say a huge thank you for facilitating such a wonderful holiday for us and I hope we can do it again some time .

You supplied huge amounts of relevant information Enormous thanks go to you Irene and the team in Barbados who were so helpful and friendly”.

WW – UK.

 

"Our vacation was excellent. You have a beautiful
property and we enjoyed our stay there".

 

DV - Canada.

 

"I wanted to write and tell you how happy we were with your home in Barbados. The kitchen was perfect, as was the whole villa.

It was nice to have the private pool - it is also beautifully done along with the beautiful landscaping.

I want to thank the owner's representative so much for making the holiday one to remember.

We would like to rent the villa again in the future."

 

WL - Canada.

 

"Hi,

 We are back and back at work - holidays go too fast.

 We enjoyed our stay at Aqua Bliss - thank you very much. The villa was lovely and there was such a good pool. Because of the short time we were there we did not get to spend enough time in the pool and also see some of Barbados. Next time we need a longer period in Barbados".

 

 DO - UK.

 

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