Bibian's Beach House | Beachfront self-catering holiday accommodation in Fitts Village, St. James on the west coast of Barbados

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Contact: Irene or Peter

E-mail:

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BIBIAN'S BEACH HOUSE

For up to 4 people.

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ENQUIRY FORM:- If you would like to check the availability of Bibian's Beach House please click on the following link:- www.relaxingretreats.co.uk/enquireBibiansBeachHouse.htm

Bibian's Beach House is an attractive, detached, privately owned, traditional Bajan-style beachfront villa.

PLAN OF BIBIAN'S & FIDJI BEACH HOUSES:-

 

THE LOCATION:-

Beach & Sea outside Bibian'sLocated in Fitts Village* - within the parish of St. James - on the beautiful ‘platinum’ west coast of Barbados, this property looks directly out to the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

For basic food items there is a mini mart at the petrol station which is less than a 5 minute walk from Bibian's Beach House. There is a small restaurant - serving local food at lunchtimes - located next to Jordan's Supermarket which is a 2 minute drive/a 15 minute walk. Jordan's offer a free shuttle van back to the house if guests require it to transport their groceries. There is a deli in the shopping complex by the supermarket and it is open for breakfast and lunch. Il Tempio restaurant is opposite Jordan's. The are 4 other bars/restaurants within a 15 minute walk - including the The Cliff restaurant which is famous for it's food. You will find 3 other restaurants at Paynes Bay which is a 20-25 minute walk.

Buses run frequently from the stops that are close to Bibian's Beach House and they have a set rate of BDS$ 2 to any destination in Barbados. Taxis are readily available and there is a reputable taxi stand only 3 doors down.

A 10 minute drive/short bus ride north of Bibian's Beach House will take you to all of the amenities in Sunset Crest & Holetown. Here you will find an excellent selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

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.

 

Two world-class golf courses - The Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane - are within easy reach.

The airport is a 30 minute drive and the capital, Bridgetown, is 20 minutes away by car.

Beach

* Fitts Village beach is located just north of Prospect and just south of Paynes Bay - off the main highway (Highway 1) on the west coast of the island.

This fishing area extends towards the neighbouring Paynes Bay Fishing Market. It also boasts a very select group of restaurants, including Il Tempio which overlooks the Caribbean Sea. This place of fine dining is the only Italian restaurant in the district and is just one of a few Italian restaurants in all of Barbados.

The beaches along the west coast are excellent for swimming.

The Fitts Village area, with its clear blue waters containing several small reefs - especially to the south – provide interesting snorkelling. The seas here are calm - as you would expect on this coast - although it is a bit more lively in some spots and at high tide. Occasionally you may spot a turtle surfacing for a breath of air.

Fitts Village beach is fairly wide and quite quiet. It is the ideal spot to enjoy the sea, sand and sun or relax with a good book under the shade of the trees that border the beach which is mostly used by locals from the surrounding districts and guests who stay in the accommodation located on the beachfront.

Fitts Village beach is a favourite nesting spot for turtles with many hatchlings beginning their life right there. The Barbados Sea Turtle Project also releases hatchlings on this beach and encourages locals and visitors to assist in this process. (Barbados is home to the second largest Hawksbill turtle nesting population in the Caribbean. The nesting season for these turtles is May to October).

Picnic benches are scattered among the Casuarina trees lining the shore and to the north is a small open esplanade.

Parking in Fitts Village is available at the Church of the Good Shepherd (a beautiful seaside Anglican church) or you can easily catch a bus as Fitts Village is on the main bus route. If you wish you can get off at the Fitts Village esplanade directly opposite Jordans Supermarket.

 

THE ACCOMMODATION:-

Rear ExteriorBIBIAN'S BEACH HOUSE has a private shaded veranda - complete with a hammock, a dining table & chairs, a lamp, reclining chairs, a side table and a bench seat. The veranda looks down on to a private patio - furnished with a table & chairs, a sunshade and loungers - and out to the peaceful beach and the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

The house is shaded from the afternoon sun by mature trees that line the beach.

Lounge AreaThe dark wooden floors and white cane sofa, chairs, coffee table and dining table & chairs in the lounge complete this lovely holiday home.

Other facilities include Wi-Fi Internet access, a TV (local channel only), a CD player, radio, a DVD player, a hairdryer and a telephone – for accepting incoming calls and making outgoing local calls – which are free.

Kitchen

The well-equipped kitchen is fitted with an oven & hob, a fridge/freezer, microwave, a coffee maker, blender, kettle, toaster and an iron & ironing board.

The air-conditioned master bedroom has a romantic, antique, mahogany queen size bed dating back to the early 1900's, a bedside table & lamp, a wardrobe, a small table & stool plus a chest of drawers. This room benefits from an en suite shower/WC room and there is a separate shower/WC room off the hallway.Master Bedroom

The second air-conditioned bedroom offers twin beds that can be made up as a king size or 2 singles, a standing lamp, a chest of drawers and a small table.Twin Bedroom

Towels and bed linen can be found in the closets of each bedroom and there are ceiling fans in the house. A small safe is also provided for guests' valuables.

Back PatioA washing line and a washing machine are located in the shared patio area that separates Bibian’s Beach House and Fidji Beach House. There is an outdoor shower and a charcoal BBQ grill is also available.

Bibian's ExteriorRudy, the owner, or his wife Denise, will give you a warm Bajan welcome on your arrival at Bibian’s Beach House and they will happily answer any questions that you may have regarding your stay in Barbados.

 

The RATES (in pounds sterling) for renting Bibian's Beach House 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 HOUSE REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY. 

 

15th April 2017

to
14
th December 2017

 

Up to 4 people: £ 130.00 per night

 

15th December 2017

to
14
th April 2018 

 

Up to 4 people: £ 148.00 per night.

 

15th April 2018

to
14
th December 2018

 

Up to 4 people: £ 130.00 per night

BIBIAN'S BEACH HOUSE & FIDJI BEACH HOUSE ARE OWNED & MANAGED BY THE SAME PEOPLE.

RENT BIBIAN'S BEACH HOUSE & FIDJI BEACH HOUSE TOGETHER FOR £ 222.00 PER NIGHT DURING THE PERIOD 15TH APRIL TO 14TH DECEMBER.

RENT BIBIAN'S BEACH HOUSE & FIDJI BEACH HOUSE TOGETHER FOR £ 259.00 PER NIGHT DURING THE PERIOD 15TH DECEMBER TO 14TH APRIL.

The rates shown above include all taxes, gas, electricity (including air-conditioning) linen and towels (including beach towels).

Beach

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 Bibian’s Beach House. (Approx. 40 minute drive. BDS$ 65-BDS$ 80). Payable locally.

Maid/laundress service: US$ 30 per day (for any number of days during your stay). Payable locally.

RESTRICTIONS:-

No pets.

No smoking in the house.

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 Bibian's Beach House please contact Bajan Retreats via e-mail to:- barbados@relaxingretreats.co.uk or via the Enquiry Form at:- www.relaxingretreats.co.uk/enquireBibiansBeachHouse.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 Bibian's Beach House.

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 Bibian's Beach House, 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’ documents will also contain:-

  • A customised local area map with detailed directions to your accommodation in Barbados.
  • The names and telephone numbers of the persons who will be your contacts 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 Bibian's Beach House and a maid/laundress service.

 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.

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).

"Hello Irene

We had a great holiday. Denise and Rudy were lovely.

Your website and the information you sent was very helpful and I can't think of anything else that could have been included.

We thought that Fidji Beach House & Bibian's Beach House were both nice and clean and good value for money bearing in mind the fabulous location on the beach.

We had a marvellous holiday.

Many thanks for your help."

Ginette & family - Devon, UK - March/April 2016.

 

"Irene,

We had an amazing time in Barbados. We really had the most fantastic time at Bibian’s Beach House. The house was perfect - it was all we expected and more.

We would definitely recommend it to friends & family and we look forward to returning there one day soon hopefully.

Many thanks for all your help".

Lynne & Rupert - Devon, UK. Oct./Nov. 2015.

 

"Dear Irene,

Thank you. The vacation was wonderful. We didn´t miss a single thing in that place.

In particular Denise and Rudy were wonderful !

The photos don't mirror the wonderful location and view.

Best",

James & Biminy - New York, USA. June 2015.

 

"This is a truly wonderful place - hope to go back again soon".

Liz Barnes - Kent, UK. April/May 2015.

 

“Dear Irene,

It was a truly magical place and holiday. Just right for a romantic young or old couple to relax together !!

Though I hated trawling through websites to find a self-catering place, having found Bibian’s, it was all worth it ! We wished we had booked a longer trip. 

There was lots of information and useful links on your web site that helped with the initial selection and background for other west coast properties.

Your info pack was so helpful for our stay - and for reassurance re medical surgeries, hospital etc.

Your attention to detail and efficient, very prompt service and response to emails was impressive. 

Thanks for yours and Pat’s support in checking that Harold, the taxi driver, was aware of our flight delay. We used him 3 times. Thank you so much for all you did.
  
Bibian’s exceeded our expectations. The house seemed bigger than I expected overall and in the size of rooms. The facilities were great: to have so many different places to sit outside, we never really sat indoors.

If you want lots of strong sun, it’s on the shared patio in the morning and comes round to the veranda and sea-facing patio later.

We lived on the veranda where you could avoid the midday sun or the rain showers but still feel the warmth and sea breeze. We ate every meal there and read or chatted there till bedtime. The small kitchen had everything we needed, and the house and its private, romantic setting and view were so idyllic, that we just wanted to stay in and make the most of it. It was our little bit of paradise and a truly relaxing retreat.

We will thoroughly recommend you and the house to anyone. If we can afford to go again, we will look no further than Bibian’s !

Thank you and the owners so much”.

Cate and Stephen King - Herts, UK. January 2015.  

 

"Bibian's Beach House matched our expectations. Everything was good. Very nice place, quiet, great location, well-equipped, good service.

Thanks for everything".

Larry - Ontario, Canada. January 2015.


 
"Bibian's is a lovely villa.
 
Your web site is very informative and I think the information you provided was fantastic. The process 
of booking the villa  and the after care were first class and excellent - and Rudy and Denise were also lovely and very helpful.
 
Thank you for all your help.
 
Regards",

Tom & Maria - London, UK. Dec. 2014.

 

"Hello Irene,

The information pack you sent us was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bibian's and all needs were catered for. We will definitely be back.

Regards",

Paul & Joy - Hants, UK. May 2014.

 

"Dear Irene,

"We are happy to assure you that we spent a very good time at Bibian’s Beach House.

The accommodation was even better than we expected, we really didn’t  miss anything. 

Denise and Rudy were very kind and they kept an eye to every detail that could be comfortable for guests. We were a little sad, when we had to leave….

Your information about the retreat and the general information about Barbados were really very helpful, efficient and detailed, and we missed nothing. Also your website is very detailed and helpful.

We thank you for your very good, attentive and reliable services.

With kindest regards",

Elisabeth & Didier - France. March/April 2014.

 

"The accommodation and facilities at Bibian's matched our expectations and the information you provided prior to our holiday was very comprehensive".

Sue, Neil & friends - Shenfield, UK. March 2014. 

 

"Bibian's Beach House was excellent in every way. The facilities and accommodation were perfect.

Many thanks for another wonderful holiday Irene".

Paul & Lin - Dorset, UK. December 2013.

 

"Paradise. The accommodation & facilities were excellent - better than they looked in the photos.

Brilliant house, 100% recommend - and Denise, the owner was lovely. We hope one day to be back.

Irene, your information pack was great - very informative.

My husband and I stayed at Bibians at the end of August with my Brother and Sister-in-law and it was perfect. The house is so pretty, the rooms are decorated nicely and there was enough space that we could all spread out. Particularly great is the outside covered veranda, we had a bit of rain and this was a great spot to relax in the hammock. The view was amazing.


The kitchen is well equipped and we cooked a few meals at home.


The reef directly outside the house is quite shallow but we walked 10metres to the left and could explore with no problems, we were able to swim with a turtle there a few times. The beach was empty the whole time we were there.


There is a are bus stops less than a minute from the house. And the supermarket is easy to walk to.
Denise who owns the property was lovely, we mainly spoke to her the day we left, but she was really friendly. There is a list of phone numbers left by the telephone in the house with taxi numbers etc."

 

Laura & family - Aberdeen, Scotland. August/September 2013.

 

"We found the accommodation and owners hard to fault.

We couldn't fault the equipment, facilities and useful supplies that were provided. We didn't want for anything.

I was completely happy with the information you provided prior to our holiday. It is well thought out and it offers something for seasoned visitors as well as first timers".

John - Staffs, UK. June 2013.

 

"Irene,

Thank you very much for the support arranging the holidays.

Everything went better than we expected and Bibian's more than matched our expectations.

Thank you",

Vladimirs & family - Surrey, UK. May 2013.

 

"Bibian's is a charming little beachfront hideaway in a peaceful location - and it represents good value for money."

Steve & Angela - Surey, UK. April/May 2013.

 

"Irene, we had a wonderful time ! Denise was great and we couldn't ask for a better home.

We really enjoyed our time there.

All the best, Pat".

Pat & Jess - British Columbia, Canada. April 2013.

 

"Irene,

Bibian's Beach House exceeded our expectations - beautiful property.

All of your information was of great help and we'd like to thank you for giving us an amazing and memorable place to stay.

Paul & Lucy - West Sussex, UK. January 2013.

 

"Hi Irene,

We had a wonderful time in Barbados and we had a great time at Bibian's.  

The house was extremely well-equipped and Denise and Rudy have thought of everything.  

All the information we received from you before we left home was very useful and enabled us to make the most of our 2 weeks in Barbados".

Julie, Martin & family - London, UK. July 2012.
 

"Irene,

The accommodation and facilities more than met our expectations. The beach house is so cosy and well-equipped. We couldn't fault it - it was perfect for us.

We had the holiday of a lifetime. Yourself, Denise & Rudy were very helpful - and they were always on hand when we had a question.

We can't wait to make a return visit.

Thank you very much".

Hayley & David - Cheshire, UK. March/April 2012.

 

"The accommodation was superb. It met all of our expectations - and then some.  

Rudy and Denise were the perfect hosts and went above and beyond in all that they did. We felt like we left our family behind when we left Bibian's Beach House. I would recommend this place anytime.  It was a perfect 10 !!!!!

Will miss the beach house and Rudy and Denise.    

Take care and thank you for all that you did.

A true 5 star guest house !"

Lili & family - British Columbia, Canada. March 2012.

 

"Thanks Irene,

We had a really wonderful time and the beach house was just what we needed ! We had a very relaxing time and found it just as you described - with everything you needed to hand.

Thank you for all your help and arrangements - I was very happy with your responses and would recommend your services".

Renee, UK - May 2011.

 

 "Irene, thank you so much for your organisation and all your information pack contents – so useful and very comprehensive - and I read it all !

'The beach house was fantastic - even better than expected ! A super place. It really lacked for nothing.

We had a wonderful holiday".

Patsi, UK - July/August 2010.

 

"As soon as I arrived at Bibians I was taken aback with the lovely 'feel' of the house. Bibian's was even better than I remembered it from our stay 2 years ago. I had forgotten just how nice it is ! The beach was a lot wider and less rocky than 2 years ago which was a major advantage ! We really felt as if we had our own private beach. It was just perfect !! There were just a few people passing by and looking and envying Bibians.


We made several visits to different beaches but I was always eager to get back to our little haven at Bibians.


Unfortunately, we have had to book elsewhere for Xmas and New Year and would have loved for us all to be staying at Bibians and Fidji, but they are already booked.


The locals on Fitts Village beach are so friendly and we did not get hassled to buy things as on so many of the other beaches. Perhaps because we made good friends with them !


We will definitely be booking to stay at Bibians again !"

Lesley & Tony, UK - April/May 2010.

 

""The house was great and had everything we needed for the week we were there. We were very comfortable and relaxed. Everything went very smoothly. Our time away was wonderful, ,just wish we could have stayed longer !"

Penny, USA - March 2010.

   Bibians Beach House ...the most relaxing vacation ever.

We were met by the owners and they were very helpful and just a ‘phone call away for any questions.


Taxi service is easily available and we used the bus service...it was great fun !


It was a great place we shared with my brother and sister-in-law. The cleanest and most homey feeling place I have been. Really it felt like home the first day we arrived. Enough room and privacy for the four of us.


Close to the Supermarket Jordans, where you can buy everything you need & to the fish market for daily fresh fish.


We cooked daily and ventured out for dinners a few times during the week. You must bus or cab to a restaurant...but everything is so close and there is so much to choose from.


We travelled on the bus as much as possible to experience daily living. The bus stop is right there. It is affordable and safe. We met a lot of helpful and entertaining people along the way !


I loved this location as it was very private, quiet and restful. The sound of the ocean was amazing.

Jayne & Matt - Ontario, Canada. January 2010.

  

What a great cottage ! We loved sitting on the porch looking at the perfect crystal turquoise ocean. We swam 3 times a day because it was right in front of us !

The cottage was comfortable, Denise and Rudy were very helpful. We are ‘foodies’ and the kitchen was very well equipped for cooking meals, even grilling fish on the barbeque !  

We would definitely return to Bibians Beach House if we are in Barbados.

California, USA. March 2010.

 

"The accommodation and facilities matched our expectations.

Having you arrange a pick-up from the airport was well worth it.

If everything works out for us again we would go back next year".

John - USA. January 2010.

 

"Thanks, Irene, you're a gem...

The cottage was perfect in every detail.  It is more than a 'rental'.  A woman's touch is evident.  The setting is wonderful.  Your write-up was very thorough.  Often vacation rentals show only a photo or two, leaving much to the hopeful imagination, while the reality is often a let down.  Not so with your promotion.

The owner was most gracious and accommodating, seemingly always available and responsive.  His car rental was inexpensive and served us perfectly.  Why go to anyone else when he gives doorstep service?

We loved the location, too.  Quiet, and island center to give good reach to north or south destinations.  There's WAY more to Barbados than we had anticipated.  First-time visitors should expect to find much more than the physical size of the island suggests.  This is not a sleepy dot of land in the Windwards. 

Local calls were free and we were able to pick up internet from the cottage.  Maybe it's a seasonal thing, but I didn't experience any bugs.  My partner seems to attract them and so lit a coil or two, but I'd rate it as a non-issue.  Many Caribbean beaches are infested with no-see-ums, a real problem.  None of that here".

Barry, USA - May 2009.
 

"Hi Irene,

We all had the most wonderful time at Bibians and Fidji Beach Houses.  It was all absolutely perfect.

We made full use of the lovely veranda overlooking the beach at Bibians, cooking local fish on the BBQ every night bought from the local fish market.

We had monkeys visiting us every day and had a turtle come right in - swimming up to the beach in front of us.

My granddaughter helped the local fisherman rescue their sprats from the nets right on the beach.

The houses were traditional and cosy and Rudy was on call if needed".

Lesley, Tony & family, UK - April 2008.

 

"We think Bibians Beach House was fantastic and we will return, It was a very, very nice place".

John & Anne, UK - March 2008.

 

"An excellent holiday. We will recommend Bajan Retreats & Bibian’s to any friends considering a trip to Barbados. Thanks Irene & thanks Rudy.The BBQ Rudy provided was used daily – Great !"

Glyn & family, UK - May 2007.

 

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