Number One Porters Court | Luxury holiday villa with a pool | Quiet location, self-catering on the west coast of Barbados | Short walk to the beach in Porters, St. James
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NUMBER ONE PORTERS COURT
For up to 5 people. Please note that this property is not suitable for children under the age of 7.
Under-occupancy rates are available*
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Number One Porters Court is tucked away in a quiet corner within the landscaped tropical gardens that offer just 8 privately-owned villas within this secure, gated community. Located in their own tranquil setting, the villas are centred around a large, attractive communal swimming pool (approx. 4 feet 6 inches at the deepest point) complete with a sun deck, loungers and sunshades.
PLAN OF PORTERS COURT - WITH NUMBER ONE HIGHLIGHTED:-
Situated on the beautiful ‘platinum’ west coast of Barbados in the parish of St. James, Porters Court is less than 200 metres from the superb white sandy beaches washed by the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Here you can feed the turtles by hand just off the beach.
Many water sports, including scuba diving and snorkelling are available locally. Two of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean – The Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane - are within easy reach.
The famous Lone Star Restaurant is just a short walk away, as is the world-renowned Royal Pavilion Hotel where you can sample the superb food and first class service on offer in the beachfront restaurant – an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Alternatively, you can just chill out with a cool drink and a bite to eat in Ju Ju's Beach Bar which is just south of The Lone Star. Santi Beach Bar & Grill are also located close to The Lone Star.
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.
MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF PORTERS COURT (NOT TO SCALE).
Please note that Store House Gap is now named Store House Road and the road off of that - which leads to Porters Court- is named Patanne Gardens.
Number One Porters Court is luxurious and very elegantly furnished to reflect colonial plantation-style living. Built along a traditional yet stylish chattel house design, it has high pickled pine ceilings, hardwood flooring and coral stone rendering.
The spacious living area opens out to both the front and side of the shaded, L-shaped veranda – complete with a hammock, ceiling fan, a Weber electric BBQ and a large table & chairs - ideal for al fresco dining. This is the perfect place for peaceful relaxation and for watching the hummingbirds flitting between the exotic plants and trees. You may also catch sight of the monkeys at dawn and dusk. There are blinds that help to block out the sun at the end of the day and they provide more privacy.
A pretty private garden surrounds the villa - and there is a private parking space should you wish to hire a car during your stay. To the rear of the villa the secluded private garden offers 2 sun loungers and a sunshade.with 56 channels, 4 USB ports, (for 'phone charging or music and video connection), a Bluetooth speaker (for playing music that has been downloaded onto mobile 'phones) and a telephone for accepting incoming calls and making outgoing local calls - which are free.
The well-equipped kitchen area includes a dining table & chairs, a washing machine and tumble dryer (detergent supplied), an oven & hob, large fridge/freezer, a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, an iron & ironing board, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Picnic cool boxes and ice packs are also provided for guests’ use.
The spacious master bedroom offers twin beds that can be made up as a king size or 2 singles. Crisp white Egyptian cotton sheets add an extra touch of luxury. There are fitted wardrobes, bedside tables & lamps, a dressing table - complete with a hairdryer, bedside radio/alarm clock - and an en suite bath/shower/WC room. This bedroom has direct access to the veranda.
A safety deposit box is provided for guests' valuables.
The second spacious bedroom is adjacent to a small study/library area. There are twin beds that can be made up as a king size or 2 singles. Crisp white Egyptian cotton sheets add an extra touch of luxury. There are bedside tables, lamps and radio/alarm clock, fitted wardrobes, a dressing table – complete with a hairdryer - and an en suite bath/shower/WC room.
A folding bed can be provided for a 5th person.
Jeanine, the villa's manager, will give you a warm Bajan welcome on your arrival at Number One Porters Court. Please do not hesitate to ask her if you have any questions regarding your stay in Barbados.
NUMBER ONE PORTERS COURT - VILLA LAYOUT:-
The rates shown above include all taxes, maid service (twice a week), electricity (including air-conditioning), linen and towels (including beach towels).
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 welcome pack of basic groceries (provisioned to your specification) can be ordered beforehand and will be delivered to the villa prior to your arrival. There will be a delivery charge of BDS$ 30/US$ 15.
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 Number One Porters Court please contact Bajan Retreats via e-mail to:- firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Enquiry Form at:- www.relaxingretreats.co.uk/enquireNumber1PortersCourt.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 money transfer for 25% is required to secure a booking. (If you wish to pay via a cheque or Banker's Draft, please advise us of this preference when you request to make a booking).
For non-UK residents:- A sterling money transfer for 25% is required to secure a booking.
Once your deposit payment has been received you will receive a Booking Confirmation via e-mail, together with some '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 Number One Porters Court.
A balance reminder will be sent to you a couple of weeks before your
payment is due.
booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival date at
Number One Porters Court, the
full payment will be required.
In addition to comprehensive and detailed advice, helpful tips, recommendations and maps, your ‘Useful information’ documents will also contain:-
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 loved our stay at Number One Porters Court. We stayed for 12 days over May half term. We found the villa spacious and well equipped, perfect for a family of 4. Most mornings started with a swim in the communal pool, with the surrounding gardens a haven for hummingbirds, one morning I counted 5 !!
The location of the villa was perfect, a 5 minute walk to Alleynes beach which in my opinion is the best on the west coast. We used the local buses a lot so didn't feel the need to hire a car.
We ate out at Lone Star and Santi which were both within walking distance from the villa, on other occasions we jumped on a bus to Holetown. We also ate in a few evenings as the kitchen was so well equipped. Every possible utensil was provided.
Jeanine was very helpful and helped with transfers to and from the airport. Karen the housekeeper visited twice a week and was very friendly and efficient.
All in all a fabulous holiday in Barbados, this was our third visit to this wonderful country and will be back again next year. We'd definitely love to stay at Number One Porters Court again !! A beautiful villa in a wonderful country.
Alison . C . - May 2017.
The location is perfect, a short walk to the beach and local restaurants/beach bars. Lone Star was a Christmas Eve treat and lived up to all of our expectations.
We arrived to a spotlessly clean villa, and Jeanine the property
manager was very helpful. We fell in love with Barbados, and would love
to return to Number One Porters Court".
Air conditioning and fans ensured the interior of the villa remained lovely and cool even when it was very hot and humid outside so sleeping was never a problem and the beds were extremely comfortable. The veranda was a favourite place to sit to have our breakfast and pre-dinner drinks in the evenings. Surrounded by beautiful, tropical gardens and lots of wildlife including lizards and humming birds there was always something interesting to watch. We even saw a family of monkeys one day feeding under the trees !
The communal pool is beautifully kept with sun beds and umbrellas and surrounded by lovely gardens. The beautiful beach is 5 minutes walk away. There are a number of good restaurants and rum shacks nearby and Holetown is a 20 minute walk if you need a supermarket, ATM or bigger choice of restaurants. If it's too hot to walk the local buses run straight past Porters Court.
We would definitely recommend this property to others and would love to stay there again if we return to Barbados in the future".
"Number One Porters Court is exceptional and beautiful.
The surroundings with the lush exotic garden are so lovely. The villa is in a quiet secluded location, close to the private pool and very handy to the beach, just a short walk away. Within minutes to a number of very good restaurants.
The villa is well equipped and the beds deserve a special mention as
they were very comfortable. The property manager Jeanine was very
helpful and friendly as was housekeeper Karen. Both very warm and
welcoming and willing to help in any way. A terrific and memorable
Lynda . V . - August 2016.
"We had a wonderful time at Number One Porters Court. The villa was exceptionally well-equipped, spotlessly clean (thanks to the lovely maid, Karen) and comfortable.
A great location on the west coast, a short walk from the beach. The pool was beautiful, very clean, and mostly we had it to ourselves, which was an unexpected treat !
The location of Number One is perfect as it is at the end of the private road within Porters, and so nobody passes by and it is the most private of all the 8 villas within the development.
We had a very enjoyable and extremely memorable holiday - our 3 girls were extremely comfortable in their spacious bedroom and loved Barbados !
Recommend 'Lone Star' for a special dinner (went on our daughter's 11th birthday), also Harrison's Cave, Animal Flower Cave and Earthworks Pottery which has a beautiful (and very reasonable) treetop restaurant.
Thank you, we loved staying in this beautiful villa and would have no hesitations in recommending it to our friends and family.
Jo, John, Alice, Lily & Emma - August 2016.
The location of Number One is quiet and tucked away and our only company were lizards, birds and toads !
Just a superb home ! Quiet, safe and relaxing with all you could want for your stay, but only a short walk from the best beach on the west coast.
"We are return visitors and that ought to say a lot.
Keri-Ann is still the most attentive of housekeepers with detail and perfection at the top of her list.
Locally, the beach, which is really only 2 minutes walk away will not disappoint, the supermarket in Holetown is well stocked and restaurants vary in price but all are really good.
I would honestly defy anyone to find a way to stay stressed when Number One is their Bajan base".
John.W. - Slough, UK. October 2015.
"The four of us (2 couples) spent 3 weeks here in March. This is the
5th time that the four of us have stayed here at Number One and we’ve
booked again for next year. Even though we are returning guests we were
still greeted by Sandra from the managing agents to ensure that
everything was in order and to show us around the villa. There is a good
folder explaining everything that you need to know and light switches
are clearly labelled.
"We stayed at Porters Court for 3 weeks in November 2014. This was the second stay at Number One for the 4 of us (2 married couples) and hopefully it won't be our last. If you are looking for a truly relaxing holiday, this is for you. Because it is such a small complex, the pool was never busy, in fact most days we felt as though it was our own private pool.
Sandra, who worked for the local managing agents, looked after us so well. Nothing was too much trouble. We only had to mention small problems and they were sorted within hours. She is a great character and always so cheerful and obviously very experienced in this field. Keri-Ann, the cleaner, kept the place spotless and was always so pleasant and helpful, to the extent that when it was raining heavily one day, she drove us to the restaurant we had booked for my husband's birthday and then picked us up later - that's real service !
"This wasn't our first time at Number One, and it definitely won't be our last ! The villa is magnificent, elegantly furnished and with a superbly equipped kitchen. We love to cook and there was no feeling, as there often is in rental properties, that the owners had locked away all the 'good stuff'. Top quality pans and decent knives, three solid chopping boards, (one of the bigger ones doubled as a second tray!) and basic 'fixings' like salt, pepper, chilli, coffee etc.
Many thanks for organising our holiday so beautifully ! This was the perfect home in paradise.
Linda & John - Berkshire, UK. May 2014.
John - London, UK. May 2014.
We had a fantastic holiday thanks to your brilliant organisation, Number One Porters Court was lovely and the West Coast Villas reps. were so helpful.
We couldn't fault our accommodation, we lost our water supply one day due to a burst pipe but lots of bottled water appeared as if by magic so there was no problem.
We are seriously thinking of returning next year. We will be in touch.
David & Jane - Leicestershire UK. February 2014.
Maidstone, UK. October 2013.
Plymouth, UK. June 2013.
Surrey, UK. June 2013.
Andrew - London, UK. June 2012.
The villa is one of eight in a small community 1 mile north of Holetown and a short walk from the fabulous platinum coast beaches. It is ideally placed in a quiet location, but within walking distance of numerous restaurants, rum shops and bars. The complex has a well maintained pool which makes for a refreshing dip between topping up the tan.
We were met at the property by Keri-Ann, the maid, who does an excellent job in keeping the villa spotlessly clean. Keri-Ann showed us around the property and the wider complex, explaining how things worked, and showed us the pedestrian access to the beach road. She then left us to enjoy our holiday, popping back every few days to clean and wash towels and bedding.
The property has two double/twin en suite bedrooms and a good size open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area. In addition there is a large veranda, perfect for dining al fresco.
In summary, this property was absolutely perfect for us, and I only have one regret - that we couldn't stay longer. We'll certainly be back".
CF & friends – West Yorkshire, UK. March 2012.
"Thank you Irene for all of your hard work in organizing this for us.
All the information that you provided was fantastic; both before our arrival and in the villa !!
We ABSOLUTELY loved Number One and it became a home for us over the (almost) 6 weeks.
Just perfect in every way.
I was truly impressed that the villa’s owner called us on the 2nd or 3rd day to see if all was OK; it certainly was and we said so.
We added informational brochures - on St. Nicholas Abbey, Mt. Gay Rum, St. John’s Church - to the plastic sleeves of the information booklet in the villa. We hope this will help others in deciding to explore the great island of Barbados !
You have an excellent website and it’s very easy to navigate; great pictures and loads of information. I certainly will recommend it to others.
All the best to you !
A&D – Edmonton, Canada. Jan/Feb/March 2012.
We are having a ball; the place is more
than we imagined, the weather is fantastic, the food and all the folks are
great. We love Kerri-Ann and Denny and Number One Porters is just perfect.
We eat ALL our meals out doors, enjoying the beautiful weather.
Speak again after we return home in
A&D - Edmonton, Canada. Jan./Feb./Mar. 2012.
"Really lovely place. Nice blend between authentic colonial feeling and convenient mod-cons. Use the side door/passage for access to road and beach - a lot more convenient than walking the long way around as we did. 5 mins. walk to the beach, unless you just smile at the guards at the Royal Pavilion, act like a resident and stroll right through".
"The accommodation was excellent - spotlessly clean and very well fitted out. Keri Ann greeted us on arrival and came back in to clean and change towels& bedding twice a week. It was lovely and quiet, tucked in the corner of the development and only a 10 minute walk to the most fantastic beach. There are several great places to eat and drink within walking distance or a short bus/taxi ride. We will be back !"
Dave & Gill - Notts. UK - April 2011.
"We had a great holiday and found your services were absolutely brilliant. The electric BBQ was great - we used it all the time".
MM - West Sussex, UK. March 2010.
"Having spent many
holidays in various excellent hotels in Barbados we
Needless to say, we have just booked our third holiday at Porters Court!
The Rileys - England, UK. January
Just a quick e mail to thank you for your very helpful information pack and advice before we left.
We had a wonderful week, it was very restful and we hope to go for a little longer next year.
The house was very comfortable and we really enjoyed our week there.
CH - London, UK. March/April 2009.
" The villa was above and beyond our expectations. It was extremely well-equipped and more beautiful than the photos. We were very impressed with everything".
CJ - Kent, UK. February/March 2008.
Our two week honeymoon has just been amazing and memorable.
The villa is perfect, everything we could have dreamed of and more. We highly recommend a trip (or several) on the yellow buses – some of our best adventures have been on these and for any future visitors, do not miss the ‘Fisherman’s Pub’ at Speightstown for your introduction to Bajan food. Last word of advice – snorkel and swim every day – there’s so much to see out there. Wishing everyone who stays in this magical house a wonderful stay – just like ours has been."
D & L - Dorset, UK.
"Well, what can we say, a beautiful villa, warm weather, friendly people, good food, great time …..! Our fourth visit - gets better each time. No doubt we will return".
S & G - Dorset, UK.
"Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful villa. We have had a wonderful time and hope to return soon. Highlights were the yellow buses as we often chose to travel on these even though we hired a car. - they were such good fun. Oistins on a Friday night – what an experience. The Fisherman’s Pub on a Wednesday night – only for the broad minded!
The Bajan people are fantastic and quite rightly proud of their island. They want visitors to enjoy it, and oh boy, we enjoyed it! "
J & D
"Our introduction to the Caribbean, and in particular Barbados, has been momentous. Apart from the obvious benefits of a lovely climate, stunning beaches and warm sea, our lasting memory is of a delightful, courteous and hospitable population who all seem to have our enjoyment as a number one priority and the eating out was spectacular. Thank you for equipping this holiday home so thoughtfully and tastefully".
P & D
"There was so much to see and do in Barbados! We had a hire car and saw most of the island during our stay plus days out, eg Atlantis submarine trip, and ‘Cool Runnings’ catamaran (an absolute must!) We swam with turtles and fish off the reef at Folkstone and Paynes Bay. We tried a variety of restaurants from The Fish Pot, Cocomos, The Coach House etc. - all very good especially The Fish Pot. Many thanks for the use of this beautiful ‘House in the Sun’."
R and J & L and A (PS We’ll be back)
"We really enjoyed our two week long-awaited holiday on this most beautiful island with its most beautiful beaches, flora and fauna. This villa is so comfortable and inviting. We received a very warm welcome from Erna who really does keep the villa in a spotless condition. Many thanks".
C & A
"We had a fantastic time and the villa was spot on – it’s a great place with everything we needed. It has been a great holiday but it went far too quickly as always."
L & S
"We had a wonderful, relaxing week – it was our first time in Barbados and we really enjoyed it. We explored a lot of the island even though it has been tough to tear ourselves away from the lovely verandah. This villa is beautiful and we hope to return one day. Thank you".
A & M
"Number One Porters Court was exactly as described. We were able to relax there. The verandah was a great boon – either as a wonderful place to sit having breakfast or, as in a few days, a shelter from the short burst of tropical rain. Erna kept the place spotless and Dennis has created beautiful colourful gardens".
P & C
"We enjoyed a wonderful stay - relaxing, comfortable, peaceful setting. Erna and Dennis looked after us exceptionally well. Tried many restaurants and enjoyed them all. Our 20th visit to the Island but our first to Number One Porters Court – but hopefully not our last. Looking forward to returning to this beautiful villa next year. Breakfast on the verandah was wonderful with the cooling tropical breezes. Thank you so much".
Pand J & N and R
"Barbados far exceeded our hopes, with its beautiful beaches, clear seas and contrasting scenery. The people are so friendly and helpful. Even our taxi driver dropped by for a chat. Superb restaurants – must be some of the best in the world. Number One Porters Court felt like a home from home. We really appreciated Erna’s help and her friendliness. Apart from saying ‘interesting’ roads (!) we’ve run out of superlatives. A wonderful, memorable holiday".
P and K & I and D
"A truly great twelve days here – hardly a drop of rain! Although 30 seconds after we walked to the Lone Star restaurant for dinner last night the heavens opened for ten minutes! Villa is in a nice secluded spot, lots of time spent on the verandah where we have seen lots of birds and wildlife. Very nice accommodation – just about everything you need. The pool was lovely and we spent lots of time there. We have been to Barbados a couple of times before so we didn’t venture out much this time and this property is perfect for a lazy holiday – we would certainly return".
M and J & T and J
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