|PROPERTY TYPE Apartment||RENTAL TYPE Self-Catering||BEDROOMS 1||SLEEPS 2||POOL Yes||SEA VIEW No|
The perfect golfing holiday apartment in Barbados: this roomy one-bedroom apartment with its bright Caribbean décor is right on the golf course, within the Rockley Resort, on the South coast of Barbados.
Rockley Resort is about 15 minutes’ drive from the airport and 15 minutes’ drive from Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. There are 70 acres of lush tropical greenery and the Rockley community is made up of ten collections of apartments and town houses. There are nine pools, a nine-hole golf course, (18 tee, par 35), five tennis courts, a restaurant, taxi facility and hair salon. This well established community is an extremely desirable area to live. Whilst staying here, among the visiting holiday makers you will also meet many local people and long-term residents from overseas who call Rockley “home”.
It’s very near to gorgeous sandy white beaches, shops and supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and bars as well as other handy facilities like banks, beauty spas and duty-free shops. It’s a perfect home away from home for the discerning traveller and an ideal base for a tennis or golfing holiday.
This superb ground floor apartment is quite a bit larger than other ‘standard’ apartments in the Rockley community – measuring in at 856 square feet.
The floors are tiled throughout, and the apartment is decorated with lots of local artwork and tropical plants to give a real Caribbean feel. It is quiet and peaceful with added amenities such as automatic emergency lighting and outside security and decorative lights.
The bright, open plan kitchen has a built-in oven and microwave, induction stove top, fridge and freezer with an elevated dining bar and plenty of storage. It is well equipped with a wide range of pots and pans, dinner ware, kitchen equipment and tools – everything you need for your holiday catering.
The bedroom is air-conditioned and has a ceiling fan and a large window which opens onto the patio and garden. The bedroom is light and airy with a comfortable queen-sized bed, two spacious closets and a large built-in desk/vanity area. The bathroom has a glass enclosed shower and abundant storage in the modern 5ft. long vanity.
The living room is adjacent to the kitchen. It measures 12ft x 17ft with a super comfy ‘L shaped’ sofa and a TV. Again, the walls are adorned with local, original paintings. This room flows into the dining area with lush, tropical plants at one end of the patio.
The 16ft x 25ft patio is a fabulous feature of this lovely home. It is a tranquil oasis overlooking the Rockley golf course and surrounded by a grove of established shade giving trees, local shrubs and artwork. It is an ideal place to enjoy a cocktail while relaxing to the tinkling sound of the water feature and taking in a stunning Bajan sunset. Often families of Barbados green monkeys will be cavorting in the trees. Although fascinating to watch, they are wild, so don’t try to touch them or feed them.
The apartment is fully kitted out with bed linen and towels. For your convenience and entertainment there is Wi-Fi and cable TV channels. Housekeeping services are complimentary and there is no charge to use the shared laundry facilities located just two minutes away. There is free, off-road parking next to the apartment and we’re very happy to provide quotes for car hire and to make arrangements for you – we offer a full concierge service to our guests.
You can enjoy sunbathing and swimming in the pool. The pool is to be found in a quiet oasis in the garden less than a two-minute walk from the front door. Here you will find sun beds and umbrellas – it’s the perfect place to meet your neighbours; indulge in a golfing conversation or just discuss the weather. You’ll find the atmosphere convivial.
Rockley Beach, is also known as Accra Beach. It’s a 5-minute drive or 20-25 minute walk away. There are many places to buy refreshments, and sun beds and umbrellas are readily available for hire. Rockley is the most popular nearby beach but there are other stunning, white, sandy beaches just as close with the nearest, a quiet hidden jewel, only a 10-minute walk away.
Stocking up with supplies is easy. There are two excellent supermarkets, both a 10-15 minute walk away and Massy Supermarket offers a complimentary shuttle to bring you home with your groceries and treats.
The Golf Club restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has entertainment throughout the winter season. Whatever your preference; from fine-dining, pizza, ice cream parlours, sports bars or relaxed beach bars, there’s a myriad of great place nearby to choose from. There’s a delicious selection of ‘street food’ available: ‘Trini Doubles’ (delicious curried chickpeas in Indian flat bread), Jamaican patties, hot-dogs, local fruits and vegetables and vendors selling coconuts – all close by.
‘Fired Up’ is a nearby take-away restaurant which offers a scrumptious choice of local food.
Close by is St Lawrence Gap – lively and exciting with many vendors, bars, causal and fine-dining restaurants. The fish-fry at Oistins is always very popular on Friday nights and simple to get to by bus.
Often it is challenging to secure accommodation at Rockley, particularly during the winter months, as repeat visitors book in advance to return to their favourite ‘Bajan homes’ from one year to the next. This apartment has only recently become available for short term rental – the owner resides here when she is not travelling. Should you decide to stay here and join the friendly Rockley community, you can anticipate learning about Barbados from your neighbours and forming new friendships with people from all over the world
This is a well-loved home and not a typical rental unit, therefore more suitable for a responsible single person or couple. There is a maximum occupancy of two people, using one bedroom.
This is a lovely place to stay, the ideal tennis or golfing holiday apartment in Barbados – if you can’t bear to leave your racquet or your clubs behind, here you can practice your game in the sunshine! Also, it’s the perfect place to try your hand if you’ve never played before. If that all sounds a bit too active – then no problem, just relax and enjoy a wonderful holiday in beautiful surroundings. If you need help relaxing, then try our recommended Home Therapy spa and massage services and enjoy being pampered without leaving your holiday home.
Contact Paradise Rentals to check availability and start making some plans. We’re experts and offer all the assistance you need – perfect holidays made simple!
|6 Jan - 30 Apr||US$140|
|1 May - 15 Dec||US$120|
|16 Dec - 5 Jan||US$160|
We have had a wonderful holiday in Barbados and Margaret has looked after us beautifully. What a wonderful apartment and patio. We loved being surrounded by all her beautiful art work… every time we looked we saw something new in a picture or a craft piece. It was like being in Paradise and so quiet too. The pool, the laundry and the gardens around were very well maintained.
Peaceful location and central to all the beautiful beaches. Really well appointed and the art work is amazing. All you need for a really comfortable vacation, all mod-cons. Margaret was a superb host, responsive and friendly and swiftly answered our questions.
It was all we expected plus much more! wonderful location, just a few minutes walk to the beaches and shops. The apartment was spotlessly clean. We loved staying at Rockley Apartment.