Barbados Beach Villa

Half Moon Fort, Saint Lucy Parish


Charming villa directly on the beach, located on the the popular West Coast. Master bedroom has private porch overlooking the Caribbean Sea and beach. This home has been lovingly cared for by the same family for 30 years and is the ideal vacation spot for two couples or a family of four. You cannot find a home closer to the water, and it is a true escape, surrounded by a lush tropical, lit garden. However, if you choose to have an active vacation, you can find a wide range of activities within 20 minutes of the house. Golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, etc. are all within reach. Housekeeping is provided, and additional services such as on-site massage, transfer to/from the airport and driver are available for an extra charge. The house is situated in Half Moon Fort, a tranquil fishing community with two restaurants and a convenience store. The supermarket in Speightstown and the fish market in Six Men's Bay would complete all of your grocery shopping needs. Master bedroom has a queen bed and second bedroom has two twin beds. Both rooms have sinks and air-conditioning.

Keywords: House


Amenities

SPORTS AND ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

  • Swimming
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

LOCATION FAMILY HEADPIN

  • Oceanfront
  • Beach

LOCATION TYPE

  • Beachfront

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Stove

Property SuperType

  • House

General

  • Telephone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 4

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Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

33 Reviews

    Will be back

    5/5 Stayed Mar 16, 2020
    Submitted Mar 27, 2020

    We will go back, cut short due to COVID18 but the place rocks!

    Igor, Prague, Czech Republic

    4/5 Stayed Feb 19, 2020
    Submitted Mar 20, 2020

    If we will ignore an unsatisfactory cooking facilities and old furniture a stay was excellent. Beautiful gardens and excellent location with amazing view of sea and garden compensated a deficiencies in the kitchen.

    A gem off the beaten path

    5/5 Stayed Feb 6, 2020
    Submitted Feb 24, 2020

    What a wonderful place, beautiful garden, lovely sunny second floor balcony with a view of the sunset, direct access to beach for swimming and snorkeling, and a few local restaurants, small grocery and fresh fish all within a short distance. If you are looking for ready access to tourist attractions, be aware that though the island is small, both traffic and road conditions can make travel times much longer than expected. Touring nearby parishes is relatively easy, but farther south is a fair drive. Beautiful island and such friendly people.

    Beautiful place, far from the tourist hype

    5/5 Stayed Mar 3, 2019
    Submitted Mar 23, 2019

    A unique place, beautiful and authentic. Walking distance from the village where one can find amazing bajan food, fish, and almost everything one needs. The house is perfect to rest, cook and enjoy snorkelling. No fancy features but a clean and simple place with a beautiful garden.

    Wonderful week, but house needs some TLC.

    4/5 Stayed Sep 15, 2018
    Submitted Oct 3, 2018

    We spent our 40th anniversary here and had a wonderful week. It is literally 15 steps from the house to the water! The beach and the water is absolutely gorgeous! Locals came to the beach every day to swim and we had some nice conversations with them. We explored almost the entire island and had some wonderful food! John, the owner, was very nice and always available if needed. My only disappointment was the exterior of the house. The beautiful white walls that you see are in the pictures are now in desperate need of a paint job. These pictures apparently were made quite some time ago. The inside was clean and comfortable and the view is amazing. The family of green monkeys visited us at the kitchen window one day, which was wonderful! Overall, a great week in Barbados!

    location. location. location. locals. locals. locals.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2018
    Submitted Aug 17, 2018

    If you are looking to experience a real Bajan holiday then this is definitely the place for you. The house is spacious and has a stunning garden . It is a slightly ragged around the edges very well equiped beachouse . In our opinion right in front of the best beach in Barbados. If you treat the locals politely and with respect they will reward you ten fold with their kindness..We were picked up by Steve Rowe who is a very kind and knowledgeable local ,if you want to see more of the island he is the man for you .We had a great day out with him at Bridgetown Market and he came round the house for dinner a few times, lovely company .Eric the housekeeper made us feel very welcome and couldn`t do enough to help us . Why pay $200 for a fish dinner in a restaurant when you can buy a feast for four for $20 off local fishing legend John Baker. He also came around and cooked it for us which was amazing. If you ask him nicely he might take you out on his boat either fishing or snorkelling .The owner John Richter is a very trustworthy man and will do all to help you before you arrive. In a nutshell if you want to be served drinks by your sunlounger then this is not the place for you . If you want to grill bread fruit on the beach with the locals then this is a little piece of Paradise . We and our two teenage daughters loved every minute of it and hope we have made friends for life. We would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for this kind of holiday . (It`s all good) Stephen Moth

    Overall this was a lovely place to stay for the money but don't go there thinking its 5 star and you

    3/5 Stayed Apr 14, 2018
    Submitted Apr 22, 2018

    This cottage has a fabulous location if you enjoy the beach and the sea and do not have any mobility issues. The path down to the cottage is rather steep and badly made (new step construction seemed to be underway but not finished at the time of writing) but lugging suitcases down here is not easy and up is worse even though there is an alternative longer pathway through the garden thus minimising the hill. The cottage only has basic furniture in the bedrooms most of which is old white painted utility style and all are full of towels and linens so you need to evict these before you can store any clothes - there is only one wardrobe - in the second bedroom - but this is stuffed full with a blow-up boat and ironing board and butlers table and various other bits so no room for footwear - the shelf above is also full of extra pillows and quilts etc. The bathroom sink cabinets have blown chipboard furniture under them (obviously due to previous water damage) but its good to have a sink in each room as there is only one bathroom. The kitchen is basic and you need to buy things like salt and pepper and oil and anything else if you are intending to cook - having said that, the cooker, fridge and washing machine are relatively new and therefore totally fit for purpose. The bedroom curtains are lightweight nets and therefore let the light in if this bothers you - take an eye mask. There is no air conditioning downstairs and this area would greatly benefit from having fans installed or free standing as its hot and uncomfortable for newly arrived people. The positives are that everything was spotlessly clean, sinks, fridge, cooker, linens, towels and floors etc although I did have to clean out the shower plug as it was blocked with scum and hair - yuck!!! but there was Drano provided in the cupboard and a good overnight soak and then hot water sorted it. Overall this was a lovely place to stay for the money but don't go there thinking its 5 star and you won't be disappointed - more like a 3 star with benefits of a 5 star location. If you want to eat out go to the Fish Pot down the road a little way its fabulous - lunch (one course) with pre-lunch cocktails and a reasonable Rose wine followed by a shared desert (the most fabulous brownie) was US $100 - seems average for Barbados nowadays. Massys supermarket in Holetown has everything you want (Waitrose branded stuff for English visitors!) otherwise Jordans in Speightstown or ladies sell veggies on street.

    Beach was the best part. House is a bit more worn and run down and not like the pictures.

    3/5 Stayed Apr 1, 2018
    Submitted Apr 9, 2018

    The place could use some updates/improvements. Curtains are ripped/stained. Pillows could be refreshed (ie new pillows) as well as the linens. They’ve been washed so much they are quite worn and had a “perspiration” smell even though they were apparently “clean”. Shower floor needs repair. There is a pool of water left after ever shower that doesn’t dry up and quite frankly I was afraid to step in that section as I didn’t want to pick up any potentially growing bacteria. Views from the balcony however were spectacular and having access to the beach was terrific. Folks asked if I would go back....answer: Only if there are improvements to the property.

    Waterfront and facing west! Extraordinary!

    4/5 Stayed Mar 14, 2018
    Submitted Mar 22, 2018

    Well, what can I say. Having the waves crashing almost in your bedroom. Turtles, fireflies, monkeys, flying fish and an inquisitive neighbour cat - all without leaving the deck. All the amenities you could need in a vacation rental are there. The privacy lets you feel like you just live there. Bring sunscreen and a swimsuit. Unfortunately, the bathroom needs some help...thus 4 stars. Otherwise, would gladly stay at Wilmar House again should we find ourselves in Barbados in the future. If you rent a car, don't let the location put you off - it is a small island. Easy to get around. Recommended!

    Fun in. The sun!

    4/5 Stayed Mar 4, 2018
    Submitted Mar 15, 2018

    Just returned from a wonderful vacation in Barbados. Had a great time, the House and property are beautiful. We rented a car and that really is a must. The home is about 30 - 40 minutes from downtown Bridgetown depending on traffic. We enjoyed being out of the city but renting the car gave us the opportunity to visit the beaches and attractions on our time. The property caretaker is a very pleasant and nice man, very willing to share information about the island to help us with our stay. The owner is very easy to deal with, he arranged for our ride from the airport the night we arrived and answered all questions we had about our stay. I would definitely love to work with him again and would recommend this property to anyone wishing to stay at this paradise in Barbados.

    Nice for a simple beach getaway

    3/5 Stayed Jan 20, 2018
    Submitted Jan 31, 2018

    But not the fanciest

    Wonderful stay - Thanks!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 16, 2017
    Submitted Jan 5, 2018

    Absolutely wonderful place, people and house.

    Loved it

    5/5 Stayed Sep 9, 2017
    Submitted Sep 28, 2017

    Wonderful stay in a quaint little cottage directly on the beach in a tiny little fishing village. The local caretaker for the property won our hearts on the first day. Sounds of the waves 24/7 snorkeling in the ocean literally 20 feet from the house monkeys in the trees lovely flowers blooming in the garden and all the amenities of home. The owner of the property was extremely pleasant to deal with and easily accessible by telephone. We hope to be back soon for another adventure in Barbados! Would recommend this rental property to anyone looking for a cozy little cottage on the beach for a quiet vacation.

    The perfect honeymoon getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2017
    Submitted Jul 9, 2017

    We were a little hesitant to book this property considering the last review was almost two years prior but after communicating with John, the owner, we decided to go ahead and do it and we're so glad we did! If you are looking for night life and 5 star accommodations then look elsewhere. The house is not fancy and is in a quiet neighborhood but this was perfect for us because we were looking for quiet solitude for our honeymoon. We had the beach to ourselves most of the time and the snorkeling was phenomenal! We saw turtles twice and there were so many fish it was like swimming in a huge salt water aquarium. There were locals on the beach sometimes in the morning or evening. On Sunday there were several teens on the beach so if you don't want to share (much) we recommend you pay attention to the school schedule. There is air conditioning in the bedrooms which suited us well. There is not a clothes dryer as is listed but there are lines to dry clothing. The appliances in the kitchen appeared to be nearly new. We did not use the dishwasher. Any questions we had were addressed immediately. We did not have Wi-Fi at the beginning due to a system upgrade being completed, but we had Wi-Fi within a couple of days. Eric, the caretaker, met us upon arrival and was always available by cell phone. Beware of little crabs that will sneak into the entry and stairway at night. There are also cute little lizards. Just remember that this is the tropics and cockroaches are a part of that. We saw 3 during our 11 day stay, one we believe due to leaving something sweet on the counter so that was our fault. One evening we were greeted by a troop of green monkeys in the yard. We tried to get video but they were marginally cooperative. We woke one morning to evidence of a sea turtle coming onshore to lay eggs next to the house. If you are unsteady on your feet due to other than too many rum punches, you should step carefully along the pathway from the car to the house, especially if it has been raining. We had no problems at all but if you require walking assistance this may not be the ideal place for you. The north part of the island is close to many sights such as Animal Flower Cave, Hunte's Garden, St. Nicholas Abbey, the wild life reserve and Harrison's Cave. Groceries were nearby but the large superstore (like we have at home) was about 30 minutes away. We found it on the last day. We look forward to our next stay at Wilmar Cottage!

    Perfect Beach, Quiet and Relaxing

    5/5 Stayed May 28, 2015
    Submitted Jun 6, 2015

    We have done VRBOs both abroad and in the states for many years and have learned that it is about doing research and having the right expectations. The negative review below was posted shortly before we were to arrive at our rental and needless to say, it made us a tad nervous. Overall, this rental worked perfect for us and it was the beach and water in front of the house and the friendly locals that made it perfect. We swam and snorkeled twice a day everyday and enjoyed greeting and chatting with the locals that showed up every morning and evening to do the same. Besides us, there were no more than 2 or 3 other people on the beach and often we were the only ones. The water is clear and clean with a sandy bottom and we saw great fish and even turtles while snorkeling. The house is simple with no frills and we ended up enjoying the simpleness of it all. Everything in the house worked and worked well and we were never in need of anything. We cooked about half of our meals at the house and found all the kitchen supplies that we needed. The air conditioners in the bedrooms worked well for cooling and drying the air for sleeping. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of sheets and towels. The house does need some exterior painting and maintenance, but it did not detract from our experience. After each day of touring around the island, we were always looking forward to coming back to our place to swim and chill. We would recommend renting a car as it is fun to travel all over the island seeing different sites and areas. It also makes it a bit easier for groceries. During our stay, the beaches down by Bridgetown and the Crane were filled with seaweed and the water had sea lice (stinging larva of jellyfish) which made us appreciate our beach even more! If you want luxury accommodations or enjoy being with other tourists, this probably isn't the place for you. If you want to experience the real Barbados from a more local perspective, this is a great rental.

    Not quite as pictured

    1/5 Stayed Feb 14, 2015
    Submitted May 5, 2015

    The grounds of this villa were very pretty and the caretaker who met us, quite charming. Beyond that, there's little I can say that's overly positive. The pictures posted do not represent the actual house as it is currently. It is substantially more rundown than pictured. The beach is certainly not private either but is rather a very busy place for locals. The bed in the front room had no cover and the sheets were stained. The drapes were stained with mold and the ever present bars on every window made us feel like we were in a prison. Perhaps a reflection of the neighborhood in which this house is located. We witnessed some nasty goings on below our bedroom window which really made up our minds to leave. Our booking was for 3 weeks but we relocated to another part of the island after one week. We communicated with the owner who was accommodating to our concerns. I cannot understand the stellar written reviews for this property. Barbados is expensive so maybe to some this represents value. We could not recommend this property without substantial improvements.

    quiet and charming

    5/5 Stayed Jun 29, 2014
    Submitted Jul 21, 2014

    This house is in a quiet little fishing village. It is not as private as I thought, as there are small houses on each side, but it is pretty private. It is an older house, but it is really comfortable, and it really grew on us. We loved it more each day , and after 2 weeks we didn't want to go. It is on the west coast of Barbados, which is the nicest for swimming and beaches and good restaurants. We went to Mullins beach alot to keep our teenage boys busy. Post St. Charles beach is also nice. We did our grocery shopping in Holetown. It was a 15 minute drive away. Sprightstown was a little run down. There is also a small grocery store down the road from the house. (a 2 minute walk) MY favorite beach in Barbados was Crane beach. It's worth the trip! OUr favorite restaurants were The Lone Star, The Tides, Daphnes (a little pretentious, but the food was good), and the Fishing Pot. Eric, the care taker stopped by once in awhile, and he is really nice. The snorkeling in front of the house is a treat, and falling asleep each night to the sound of the ocean is priceless!

    Better Than VRBO Description

    5/5 Stayed Mar 4, 2014
    Submitted Mar 18, 2014

    We were looking for a quiet, warm vacation and decided to rent this villa for two weeks. The reviews were terrific but I still had questions and uncertainties. John, the owner, was great at addressing all of my questions, and my trust in him was rewarded. First, the other reviews are mostly accurate in the details; certainly their accolades were warranted. The villa is charming; the gardens are lovely and well planned; the beach is a soft white sand and the oceanfront perfect for swimming; and snorkeling in front is as good as Folkestone Marine Park and Carlisle Beach (the two main snorkeling areas on Barbados). What the other reviews don't quite get at is how perfect the villa is for day to day living. Based on the photos, I assumed we'd spend most of our time on the upper deck. In fact, based on sun and temperature we moved around the home, and actually spent most of our time in the lower level enclosed patio. The living area on the main level was also very nice; and the kitchen is very well outfitted for all food and drink preparation. The bedrooms were on the same level, and we enjoyed using the second bedroom as our dressing area. Having a sink in both bedrooms was also handy. We also liked the location. Moontown isn't developed like so much of the west coast and we enjoyed having a more Bajan experience. The people are all lovely - friendly and helpful. Without a doubt we would love to return to Barbados and this charming villa.

    perfect bit of Bajan paradise

    5/5 Stayed Jan 21, 2014
    Submitted Feb 3, 2014

    Having just returned from my first ever trip to Barbados I am very happy to heartily recommend Half Moon fort to anyone as a holiday rental. This is a long term family holiday home and has a very welcoming feel to it as well as a quite superb beach front setting, complete with fish and coral to snorkel around. Several great restaurants within easy reach and very friendly locals.

    One of our favourite holidays ever!!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 14, 2013
    Submitted May 4, 2013

    This house is in such a unique wonderful location, it takes your breath away. A few steps and you're swimming in the wonderful warm Carribean sea on a beach that you mostly have for yourself. Really comfortable beds and a great walk-in shower - what more do you need? Only 20 minutes from Holetown by car - we recommend renting one!! - if you fancy a night out on the town and a fancy restaurant, it's not far at all. On the other hand, you are not in the middle of tourist town and we really enjoyed that. What was so nice is every day these 3 lovely little dogs came down to the beach and we got to know them. We ended up going for walks with them up the beach at low tide and it made us feel really at home. Little things like this make a stay in your own home so different from a hotel. John the owner is a lovely guy - responded quickly to our mails and made the whole reservation process very easy. Eric the caretaker came round quite regularly and we met Caroline the cleaning lady when we arrived. Both were very nice and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be returning!!

    Great Spot

    5/5 Stayed Feb 24, 2013
    Submitted Mar 14, 2013

    Fantastic Location and House is simple and perfect. The owner was great to deal with and Eric was very helpful. If you are looking to relax and get away....This is the SPOT.

    Great Location, Needs Maintenance

    3/5 Stayed Jan 26, 2013
    Submitted Feb 22, 2013

    It's all what other reviews say it is, the house is in a quiet location on the north end of the island on a beautiful piece of property but it does need some maintenance. We were here for our 2 week winter vacation for some fun in the sun. We rented a car but there is bus service a short walk from the house. The walkway to the house from the parking area is treacherous and not for those who are unsteady. We had planned on having a few meals in but were astonished at the state of the kitchen. It smelled musty and there was mould in the cupboards with evidence of insect dropping.(Cockroaches were present) The ceiling leaked when it rained and the kitchen lacked decent cookware so we ended up eating out more than we expected. The railings to the beach and up on the deck desperately need repair. Would we stay here again?... If the repairs & maintenance were done... Absolutely... its a beautiful house.

    Best location imaginable...

    5/5 Stayed Jan 6, 2013
    Submitted Jan 31, 2013

    Wilmar House is tucked away in a large private garden just along from Moontown - no hotels, no resorts - just a fishing village and one of the last on the busy west coast. This is a visit to Old Barbados - how it used to be before the developers moved in. They have crept up to the roundabout just before Six Mens so now is the time to enjoy this while it's still here. This was our second trip and we have already booked the same dates for 2014. I can't imagine ever finding a more beautiful location. The narrow road through Moontown is surprisingly busy with lots of buses tootling through as well as locals but you would never know it because the house is set right back from the road with plenty of room for parking. The first week we swam three times a day right from the house - just a few steps down to the beach which varies with the tide. Absolutely pristine sea - a real treat. The second week we had a couple of days of really high seas - very dramatic and beautiful - the spray crashed into the gallery and the sitting room so be sure to close the wooden shutters on the sitting room window if that happens. The gallery has handy drains for sweeping the water out and every floor is marble so no problem. We meandered down to the Moontown beach to swim for most of the second week - it never fails to amaze us to find a maximum of three or four locals on the beach. Such a contrast to the crowded beaches further south. We joined in the Friday night BBQ and it was great. Delicious Barracuda steaks with a variety of accompanying dishes and of course Banks beer. We got great fish from Six Mens almost every day - stop at one of the numbered wooden huts on the right mid to late afternoon. We also discovered Island Plates in Speightstown - a little patio in the mall just across from Jordan's the supermarket. Lovely people and very good lunches, snacks etc - also dinner on Thursday evenings. Every evening when we weren't out we had freshly made rum cocktails whilst sitting on the balcony watching the sunset. We returned to -25C in Canada and spent the week shivering and dreaming of Wilmar House!

    Our stay at Wilmar

    5/5 Stayed Oct 19, 2012
    Submitted Apr 1, 2013

    We visited Wilmar after a particularly traumatic summer. We were recommended by a friend who knew that it would be a perfect 'pick me up'. We were not disappointed. On arrival at the airport we were greeted by Steve, a driver that the owner had booked for us. Our son, who had been ill over the past months was feeling a little poorly so the driver very kindly drove at a comfortable speed to the house. Trip took 30 min. We were met at the house by Eric, the caretaker and his granddaughter. He was obviously a local who had worked for the owner for some time. He was most helpful and entertaining. WOW was the reaction when we opened the veranda doors, what a view! We woke at 6am every morning for a morning swim in the clear turquoise sea. Our son made us pancakes in the small but perfectly adequate kitchen. We were joined most mornings by a few locals who met in the sea for a morning gossip. After a few days to acclimatise we hired a mini moke and drove along, about 10 min, to pretty Speightstown where we did some food shopping and had lunch at the Fishermans Pub, a real taste of Barbados. We also had lunch at The Orange Street Grocer, lovely salads. It was dark by 6pm every evening but you can put the lights on in the garden and sit and watch the spectacular sunsets drinking Banks beer. We plugged the iPod in, played scrabble and relaxed. We were all ready for bed by 8! The nearest shop was a minute walk along the road where you could get basic provisions. This is where the locals hang out for a beer or 10! You can take away food like 'rice and peas'. We fed the wild monkeys, which visited the beach from time to time, which my son enjoyed so much. We enjoyed driving into Holetown where you will find all the large hotels. Although a real tourist hotspot, it didn't feel touristy. Lovely shops and restaurants. Sunday lunch at The Beach House was particularly good. On our final day we went for an unforgettable boat ride along the coast and a swim with turtles. We would highly recommend the house to anybody who needs to rest and relaxation. Looking forward to our return. Many thanks for letting us share this very special place.

    One of the best trips we've ever had!

    5/5 Stayed May 19, 2012
    Submitted Jun 12, 2012

    What a place! If you are looking for total relaxation, snorkeling nirvana, great food and drink, lovely locals - then this is the place for you! The house is very comfortable (there is a/c in both bedrooms which we only used 1 night). I saw more reef fish and 2 turtles right out from the house! Watching the fishermen go out and come in, using only nets, fish pots or line was amazing! Eric tells amazing stories and we enjoyed his visits! St. Elmo's is a wonderful place to eat, drink, get basic food stuffs, and hang out with the locals, and The Fish Pot just a short bus ride is amazing! We didn't rent a car, as we didn't want to drive, but Steve Rowe with Faith Taxi was available when we needed to go somewhere (although we didn't leave the house and sea often!) Don't miss the animal flower cave and the northern part of the island - amazing scenery! The history of the island is fascinating and there are many travel/history books at the house to use. The bus stop is right by house, very reasonable and fun! My new favorite cocktail is gin with lemon/lime bitters! We grilled most nights shopping either in Speightstown or Holetown. Be sure and have lunch with the faboo crew of Fisherman's Pub! St. Peter's Parish Church in Speightstown is wonderful also! Hated to leave, but looking forward to making more money to go back and visit! There are many steps to and from the house, and also in the house, so if you are not very mobile - this would not be your place. We enjoyed getting a little exercise every day!

    sleeping close to the ocean

    5/5 Stayed Feb 24, 2012
    Submitted Apr 24, 2012

    Hi, We had an amazing week in barbados and decided to extended our stay an extra two nights. We found this lovely location and quickly settled in with the friendly help of Eric. Such a warm and lovely man with many great stories to tell. We found everything really comfortable and loved sleeping so close to the ocean. We look forward to returning. thank you very much The Robinson family

    Spacious house, great swimming, friendly fishing village...

    5/5 Stayed Jan 3, 2012
    Submitted Jan 21, 2012

    We have just returned from Half Moon Fort, Barbados and really enjoyed our stay. The house is spacious and airy and worked well for two couples. It is beautifully set within about an acre of tropical gardens well set back from the road with plenty of privacy. It is absolutely smack on the edge of the sea with steps down to a small beach that varies depending on the tide. Gorgeous swimming - very clear, clean sea with sandy bottom and sandstone outcrops fringed by purple seaweed. When it was a bit rough, we walked along to Moontown (four minutes) and swam at the beach there. Both beaches were used by locals in small groups of two or three so no crowds here! No hotels or resorts either and very friendly people. Eric, the caretaker since 1982, was very welcoming and helpful and kept the garden looking lovely. The owners provide excellent information in the house about everything you could wish to know and also recommended Ron who organised our lift from the airport and a rental car for us - very reasonable. The house is very secure with decorative grilles over all the windows and doors so we felt totally comfortable. There are cool marble floors throughout and a wonderful spiral staircase. Stairs down to the house and then to the beach and a few up to the kitchen so you need to be mobile to manage. There are wash basins in each bedroom which made it easy to manage a shared shower room which was, by the way, beautifully stone tiled. Loads of towels which we greatly appreciated. The air conditioners in the bedrooms were great - you use a remote to choose fan speed and temperature and we were very comfortable on low speed and 26C. The balcony opening from the main bedroom is a great place to hang out and enjoy the brilliant sunsets with a roof over for shade. Adjoining it is an excellent sun patio with very good loungers with comfortable cushions. A very big plus is the Fish Pot just down the road - probably one of the best restaurants on the island. We had three outstanding and memorable meals there. You can get good fish at Six Mens - just a few minutes drive away towards Speightstown. Look for big old boats on the shoreline and little huts with numbers. Don't miss the Animal Flower Caves on the north coast and St Nicholas Abbey in the interior. Both terrific. Only one thing could have been better - the washing machine was broken but I'm sure that will be sorted out ASAP. Caroline, the housekeeper, will do washing for you in the meantime

    Wilmar Villa - stay March 2011

    5/5 Stayed Mar 12, 2011
    Submitted Mar 30, 2011

    Our family truly enjoyed this villa. We were put to sleep to the sound of the waves. Property is well maintained. Nice environment and very friendly neighbourhood. I would recommend to family & friends as well as any other parties. Fish was great especially with Six Men's Bay being close by. We stopped for our fresh treat regularly. Very honest owners and pleasant to deal with.

    Dream Come True!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 12, 2010
    Submitted Apr 20, 2010

    This property was everything we'd hoped it would be. The location was PERFECT--we were within a stone's throw from the Caribbean Sea (literally), had a FANTASTIC view from the balcony or dining area, and had private access to what appeared to be a very secluded beach (we only saw 3 others on the sand at the same time!). The home is within walking distance from the nearest grocery store/restaurant and along a popular bus route for those who want to head into one of Barbados' more populated shopping towns. There was air conditioning in the bedrooms to make the rooms cooler at night (no worries--you could hear the waves crashing against the shore even with the doors/windows closed!), and plenty of space (and furniture) to be comfortable and relax. The owners were extremely wonderful to work with and very reliable/honest. There are stairs required to both bedrooms, from the street to the home and from the home to the beach, so someone who isn't physically able to do stairs should look elsewhere. We loved our stay and hope to be back again soon!

    For a real get away and retreat!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 20, 2009
    Submitted Aug 3, 2010

    I've had the privilege of staying at this breathtaking property twice. The house is very comfortable, with excellent amenities, including very nice beds, linens, deck furniture and a user friendly kitchen. The property is quiet and tucked away from the street, with spectacular, almost private access to the sea, the pictures really say it all. I was able to do my daily yoga practice on the shaded lower deck each day and dip in the water afterwards, what a treat! A nearby market makes getting ingredients and necessities simple without needing to drive and Half Moon Bay is quiet neighborhood with friendly neighbors. That said, the house is close enough to Speightstown, if you want a touristic day or evening, This is the place to go if you want to hide away with some books and good company and enjoy the sound of the sea at all times.

    Perfect beach villa

    5/5 Stayed Dec 31, 2019
    Submitted Jan 13, 2020

    This has been an outstanding experience. The villa is exactly as advertised. It's directly at the beach, very clean and has a lot of positive atmosphere. When you sleep you can hear the ocean. Eric the housekeeper has been very supportive and kind. Overall a perfect holiday. We will definitely visit moontown again

    Ein traumhafter Urlaub

    5/5 Stayed Nov 19, 2019
    Submitted Dec 11, 2019

    Wir haben zwei wunderbare Wochen in Johns schönem Haus in dem kleinen Ort Half Moon Fort verbringen dürfen. Von Anfang an hat alles gut geklappt. John hat uns einen Abholservice vom Flughafen organisiert - Steve. Er hat sich auch während unseres Aufenthalts bei allen Fragen um uns gekümmert. Begrüßt wurden wir von Eric, dem Hausverwalter. Auch er war die gesamten zwei Wochen für uns da und stand uns mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Das Haus ist wunderschön direkt am Strand gelegen. Wir sind von der Haustür ins Meer gefallen. Abends haben wir meist den wunderschönen Sonnenuntergang auf der Terrasse bei einem kühlen Banks Bier genossen. Im Haus gibt es alles was man braucht. Es fehlte uns an nichts. Wer einen ruhigen Ort zum entspannen fernab der offiziellen Strände sucht ist hier bestens aufgehoben. Wir würden jederzeit wieder buchen. Vielen Dank an alle die unseren Urlaub so entspannt gemacht haben.

    Wohnen auf dem Strand!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 23, 2016
    Submitted Jan 15, 2017

    Super Urlaub. Tolle Lage. Das Haus ist zwar schon etwas in die Jahre gekommen, bietet aber wirklich viel Platz für 4 Personen und die Lage ist einfach genial. Der Strand ist hier perfekt zum Baden und Schnorcheln (mit den Schildkröten, die jeden Tag da waren). Und man ist weg von dem Touristenrummel von Saint James. Wir waren meisten ganz alleine am Strand. Die Einheimischen kommen am Wochenende auch hier an den Strand und die Atmospäre ist sehr entspannt und angenehm. Die Menschen hier sind sehr, sehr freundlich. All right und Enjoy the sun hört man gerne. Das Haus liegt in dem kleinen Örtchen Moontown. In 250m Entfernung ist das Zentrum. Dort gibt es den kleinen Fischmarkt und einen Tante-Emma-Laden, der wirklich alles hat, was man braucht. Und die Preise sind nicht höher als in den Supermärkten in Holetown. In dem Laden gibt es auch eine Take-away-Theke mit richtig guten Bajan-Essen. Das kann man sich dort holen und dann im Haus auf der oberen Terasse genießen. Die Aussicht von dort oben ist fantastisch. 180°-Blick aufs Meer als wäre man auf einen Schiff. Da stört auch nicht die Schiffanlagestelle, die man noch im Norden sieht. Wir waren zu viert da. Unsere beiden Jungs sind 16 und 17. Und wir haben die 16 Tage wirklich genossen. Empfehlenswert: Wasserski und Wakeboard fahren (einfach Toni von Radical Watersport anrufen +1 246-233-2828; er kommt direkt zum Haus), Tauchen oder Schnorchel bei den Wracks in der Carlisle Bay und Fisch essen auf dem Markt in Oistin. Mietwagen braucht man nicht. Wir haben alles mit den Bussen oder Minivans. Jede Fahrt, egal wohin, kostet immer 1.- € pro Person. Dear John, thank you very much for everything!!!

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      Half Moon Fort, Saint Lucy Parish

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