The Garden Suite

Close to Port St Charles, St. Peter

Eco Holiday Rental Apartment


Apartment Overlooking Port St Charles, St Peter on the Barbados West Coast


Affordable Holiday Accommodation Close to Heywoods and Speightstown

The Garden Suite eco holiday rental apartment offers charming, affordable, accommodation along with sole use of a the pool, very close to Port St. Charles in the parish of St Peter, on the west coast of Barbados. It is a real tropical hideaway! The location has breathtaking panoramic views from the pool deck (just outside your door), overlooking the marina at Port St Charles and the Caribbean Sea, and is less than one kilometre from the beach.  Take a look at the pictures of the amazing yachts you can see, pretty much in your back garden!  All of the photos are either in the garden or at the nearby beach.

This pretty, rental suite is tastefully decorated and has its own private, lockable entrance. It is downstairs and to the side of my house ‘Eversince’.  I live at ‘Eversince’ and am on hand to offer any help or advice. Guests have sole use of the pool, outside shower, comfortable sun beds, gazebo and gardens, and at all times their privacy is respected.

Outside the garden is lush and tropical. This Eco Holiday Rental Apartment gets regular visits from monkeys; amazing sunsets and the firefly displays are magical. It’s a perfect retreat for nature lovers. There are tortoises on the lawn and lots of birds. There is also a resident cat.  I have two dogs which live inside the house with me. The neighbouring Eco Holiday Rental Apartment property also has dogs; so there are occasions when they bark – although most of the time they are all asleep. There is a dawn chorus from the birds at sunrise and the tree frogs and crickets will sing you to sleep!  It really is a natural haven.

Inside the Garden Suite Eco Holiday Rental Apartment there are 2 beds with mosquito nets if you wish to use them.  The beds are UK size double and a single bed.  There is a spacious shower room with built in wardrobes. For entertainment there is a TV and DVD player with DVD library, also a book library (no TV stations), high speed wi-fi access is available inside and outside. There is a safe, hair dryer and small fridge inside the suite. A starter pack of teas and coffee is provided along with milk, sugar, water and snacks. There are drinking glasses and sufficient plates, cutlery and mugs etc for snacking and light meals. Just outside the suite is a kitchenette with sink, microwave, toaster, single ring electric burner and large fridge freezer. There is also a large gas BBQ in the gazebo.  Please note that there is no oven.  There are 2 folding chairs available which can be taken to the beach as well as a cool box and ice chillers for picnics.  All towels and bed linen are provided.

The gardens are well maintained (gardeners come on Saturday mornings – no noisy power tools!).  There are many shady spots where you can relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.  The gazebo provides shelter from the sun and the occasional rain and it’s a perfect place to relax or enjoy meals.  There is a sink and a BBQ on the gazebo as well as a dining table and chairs.

Our eco conscious guests will be pleased to know that the holiday apartment rental is managed in an environmentally friendly way and our practices and products are as organic and responsibly/locally sourced as possible.

You are met on arrival at the holiday apartment and handed the keys to your eco-friendly rental accommodation.  Your privacy is important but you are also free to contact me at any time.  I live and work from the property, so I’m easily available.  Before you arrive I’m very happy to arrange VIP fast track airport services, transfers, car hire, and help with any trips or activities.  If you choose to hire a car there is off road parking.  I can recommend restaurants and can suggest an excellent ‘spa at home‘ therapist (therapeutic massage under the stars is recommended!).  Should you need it, the Sandy Crest Medical Centre is open 24/7 in Holetown and I can recommend an excellent doctor available for family medicine and home visits.

Nearby Speightstown is just one mile away.  Here you will find local shops, supermarkets, a fish market, road side vegetable vendors and many bars, cafes and restaurants.  There are banks and ATM machines.  For interest and culture there is a museum and art galleries.  All this along the edge of the beautiful Caribbean Sea.  Holetown is just an short, easy drive south – about 10-15 minutes (6 miles), and again there is a myriad of restaurants and bars to suit every taste and budget.  The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre is open every day with designer outlets and duty free shopping as well as a cinema to catch the latest movies.

There is so much to do in Barbados – one holiday might not be enough !  There are historic houses and plantations, amazing botanical gardens, the east coast with the Atlantic ocean and crashing waves as well as lots of sporting options, such as tennis, golf, horse riding, yoga, tai chi, hiking, cricket and every kind of water sport and boat trip.  You can view the coral reefs by submarine or glass bottom boat or take a trip out on a catamaran and swim with turtles – you can even go fishing for your dinner !  There is a scuba diving operation in Speightstown.  There really is something for everyone, a huge choice of sports and recreational activities.  We encourage our guests to seek out the culture of Barbados and offer tips and suggestions on how to enjoy an environmentally friendly holiday.

Use the enquiry form to contact us about this rental apartment and start planning your eco holiday escape in Barbados !

General Amenities
Telephone - Free Landline
On-Site Parking
Cable TV Service
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Private Entrance
Iron & Ironing Board
Laptop friendly workspace
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Beach Towels
Maid Service
Floor Standing Fans
Books Library
DVD Library

Bedroom 1 Full size and single bed with ensuite

Bathroom 1 Walk in shower, vanity sink, toilet

Self Catering
Hob/Cooktop Electric burner
Cafetière/Coffee Press
Pots, Pans, Utensils
Crockery and Cutlery
Chopping boards
Items in the property on arrival Toilet tissue, hand soap, washing up liquid, dishwasher detergent, clothes washing detergent, kitchen sponge/cloths, kitchen towel. Salt & pepper, milk, juice, butter, loaf of bread, banks beers, bottle water, coffee, tea bags.

The supplies in the property on arrival are ‘starter’ supplies. It is expected you replenish with whatever you require once used.

Dining Area
Inside Dining Table Oval- seats 2
Outside Dining Table Circle table - seats 6 (Gazebo table - seats 4)

Private Swimming Pool
Sea View
Pool Deck
Beach Chairs Portable
Garden Umbrellas
Rain Umbrellas
Picnic Cooler
Tennis Court In Holetown
Golf Course In Westmoreland and Sandy Lane

Safety Features
Security Box/Safe
No Smoking
Fire Extinguisher and Blanket
First Aid Kit
Security Lighting
24-7 Receptionist Property Manager

Other Services Available
Concierge We offer a complimentary concierge service to all our guests before and during their stay
Property Manager On Call
Check In Time From 15.00hrs
Check Out Time By 12.00hrs
Check in/Out Procedure Managed by Property Manager
Transfers Available at extra cost
Child Care and Baby Sitting Available at extra cost
Baby Equipment Hire Available at extra cost
Car/Scooter/Bicycle Hire Quotes can be provided and arrangements made
Hair/Beauty/Nails Available at extra cost
Spa Services and Massage Discounts available for Paradise Rentals guests
24hr Medical Centre Open 365 days/year in Holetown.

Water sports
Jet skiing
Tube rides
Water skiing
Scuba Diving
Swim with turtles
Deep Sea Fishing
Glass bottom boat trips
Submarine tours
Kite Surfing
Scenic Tours and Drives
Historic Houses
Botanic Gardens
Steam Railway
Rum tours and tasting
Music Festivals
Food Festivals
Mountain biking
Horse Riding
Equestrian events
Holistic Therapies
Holistic Retreats
Cookery Classes
Art and Painting Workshops
Boat Trips
Duty Free Shopping
Bars/Sports Bar
Fine/Vegan Dining
Eco Tours and Retreats
Farmers Markets
Wildlife Reserve
Animal Sanctuary

Rates in US$ Per Night
1 May - 14 Dec US$95
15 Dec - 10 Jan US$150
11 Jan - 30 Apr US$110
Terms and Conditions
There is a 10% Government Levy added to the total price.
There is a US$30 booking fee
There is a minimum stay of 4 nights.
There is a security deposit of US$350
TO AIRPORT 45 minute drive
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5 out of 12 reviews
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A garden paradise
by Harriet

This cute, little apartment was wonderfully peaceful, despite us having many visitors. The local bananaquits and hummingbirds kept me company while I read my book, and drank my tea, most mornings in the garden. Hercules the cat had a habit of turning up late for the evening BBQs, then got vocal about missing out on meaty morsels. We fed the tortoises mangoes from the mango tree, and we found many uses for the fresh limes from (you’ve guessed it) the lime tree. Another visitor was our fantastic host Karen, she was there when we needed her, but otherwise, left us to our own devices. The sun setting on the sea in the evenings was a sight to behold. We spent most evenings after dinner, relaxing in the gazebo, watching the fireflies. The pool was delightful, well maintained and no awful chlorine smell.

My 6ft partner struggled to stretch out in bed as it was a little short, however the AC in the apartment definitely saved us from some uncomfortably sticky nights. The kitchen has all the basics, and having the BBQ was a boon. We had a toaster, microwave, and the all-important blender for cocktails…what more could we want? There was a generous amount of fridge and freezer space, and that’s so important – ice melts in seconds.

Speightstown is nearby, but in the heat of the day it can feel a lot further away, so would suggest getting a hire car, if only for a few days for trips out. Overall, we really loved our stay in the Garden Suite, aptly named as the garden was a nature lover’s dream!

22/04/2019 Gorgeous
by Anita

I have just returned from a holiday to Barbados with my friend. We stayed at The Garden Suite. Before we arrived, Karen answered all of my questions swiftly, by email or WhatsApp and she sent us lots of useful information that really helped us to organise our holiday. While we were there, she was available if we needed anything. The property is stunning, with a great pool, gorgeous gardens and superb views of the west coast. Located in a peaceful, residential neighbourhood, we felt quite safe and secure. The Garden Suite was comfortable and everything we needed was there.
We had a great time with the animals, Hercules the cat, the many tortoises and all of the pretty birds. We very much enjoyed our holiday in Barbados. Thank you Karen!

13/01/2019 Superb
by Sue

Our stay at the Garden Suite was superb. It is set in a lovely location with great views and a superb gazebo and bbq area which we spent many evenings enjoying. We stayed for 2 weeks, the first week we used the local buses and taxis which was great, but in the second week we were very pleased that we hired a car to explore the rest of the island. We would not hesitate to go back here!

11 23, 2018 Relaxing holiday
by Wyn

If you’d like a relaxing and quiet time in Barbados this would suit you perfectly. The apartment is in lovely grounds on a cliff top close to Speightstown. Car hire is highly recommended. Karen is a faultless host along with her house keeper and care taker who are really friendly. Karen lives and works from the property but you get sole use of the facilities. Karen is available if ever help or advice is needed. The property is amid a large garden with tropical shrubs, flowers, trees and greenery and you can enjoy numerous birds visiting. There are tortoises and a chicken and Hercules the cat who seemed to like us and always came to say hello. People who love animals and wildlife would be very happy here. The monkeys make an appearance around 7am and sometimes later in the afternoon – if they come across the garden next door it does cause the next door dogs to bark. It’s nice to enjoy the sun in the early morning while having breakfast on the terrace. This was our 1st trip to Barbados and we hope to return, and would contact Karen again for somewhere to stay.

12 24, 2017 Spectacular
by Kripa

We loved our stay at The Garden Suite. Karen is a superb host – helpful and efficient but respects her guests privacy. It’s perfect for a couple who have a small child. The gazebo and pool and great barbecue are extra advantages. We would advise car hire for Barbados in general, we loved having the freedom to explore the island. The views from the property are spectacular. We had nature all around. We left extremely refreshed and relaxed. Thank you Karen.

10 28, 2017 A great holiday
by Gary

The Tops….truly amazing. If you love wildlife and one of the best views over the sea you could get in Barbados.. then this is the place. You will find monkeys in the garden , bold tropical birds , and much much more. Gorgeous gardens to explore, lawns and tropical forest teaming with life….you will not be bored !!! Wonderful pool and patio area plus a great covered gazebo and BBQ area overlooking the tropical plants and monkey playground! all great value for money and I must say one of the best holiday experiences I have had.

03 15, 2017 Peaceful, hidden gem.
by Zoe Partridge

Our second stay at this lovely, peaceful, hidden gem. We loved everything: the location, pool, BBQ, animals and plants. As before Karen provided us with everything we needed and was at hand to help us with our questions. A thoroughly relaxing time to be repeated and we’ll return as soon as possible.

03 04, 2017 A fantastic Experience
by Keith George

I wanted a nice relaxing holiday and that’s exactly what I got. From the moment I arrived I was relaxed and feeling very chilled out.
Karen had supplied a few essentials i.e Tea,Milk,Bread,Coffee, water etc which was very much appreciated.The Garden Suite is exactly how you see it in the pictures, the room is very airy and has air conditioning and the bathroom is very spacious too. The kitchen area has everything you need and the added bonus of a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, you also have the full use off the gazebo where there is a freestanding gas BBQ, I cooked on it a few times. The pool and outside area is wonderful, i felt very much at home here. Their are some nice people in this world and Karen is one of them. Thanks for the magical time I had, it has been a highlight of my life. I wanted too kick back and relax and I did, but their is lots too do in Barbados and Karen is more than willing too help make your holiday as special as possible.

Thank you.

Keith George

01 01, 2017 Always a delight
by Dezzie

It’s always a pleasure to stay in the Garden Suite (my 3rd stay). It’s as if you are touching nature with so much wildlife and the beautiful gardens sounding surrounding you. One special moment for me is when I get up in the morning; the first thing I like to do is take a look out to sea, and check if any new vessels are at anchor just outside of Port St Charles marina. I have not been disappointed with some incredible craft. I noted the recently launched super yacht Cloudbreak which is just over 72m overall in length and weighing in at an impressive 2200 tonnes she has a military style exterior with a heli deck to the aft . I couldn’t resist taking a couple of pics .

03 10, 2016 Fabulous!
by Diane

We cannot praise Karen or her property too highly. Really friendly communication during the booking process and a very warm welcome when we arrived. Karen is not intrusive at all and is very helpful if required. This is one of those places that you don’t really want to review as you want to keep it all to yourself! Ideally you benefit from a car when staying here as the hill up from Port Ferdinand is steep, unless you want the exercise! It is in a quiet residential area, and you get a good breeze. Usually mosquitoes drive me mad but I can’t remember getting one bite, so we think the breeze kee​​ps the mozzies away. Hercules the cat is very friendly. Karen has 2 dogs and if anyone is put off by this, don’t be. They are not noisy at all and you hardly see them anyway. Isabelle the chicken struts about from time to time. There is a large table with plenty of chairs and two sun beds right next to the pool. There are lights in the trees so you can easily sit and read a book outside at night, with a drink from the fridge right next to your room. A BBQ is available but the only “cooking” we did was to make toast for breakfast and the occasional salad, we dined out most of the time. There is ample space to park a rental car. The pool and terrace are kept immaculately clean. We enjoyed our stay so much we are returning for a longer one next year. In summary, we love this place and can’t recommend it highly enough. ”​

12 15, 2015 Xmas 2015
by Clare

I would just like to say a very big thankyou to Karen for making our Xmas stay in the Garden Suite so brilliant. The view from the proerty is outstanding and we absolutely loved sitting by the pool each evening watching the sunset directly in front of us. We stayed all the way through the Xmas period and it was probably the most relaxed Xmas ever. We were all very sad to be leaving on New Years Eve and would have loved to have stayed longer. I would recommend Karen and her beautiful apartment to anybody as she made us feel exceptionally welcome and her knowledge of the area is great and nothing was too much trouble, also it was exceedingly good value for the money and I would challenge anyone to find accommodation which is as good as this for the price. Happy 2016 Karen , Many Many Thanks from the Dabbers

12 03, 2015 Garden suite
by Andy

Karen I don’t know how to thank you enough for my stay, you really do live in paradise, to wake up each morning and step out of the door with the sun shinning, a gentle breeze blowing and then having the choice of using the pool or being able to wander down to the beach within 10 minutes for a morning swim followed by breakfast in Speightstown was an absolute dream. It was also a privelege to wake up each morning to the view across the sea and then each night being able to watch the sun set on the horizon. I felt that given the price I paid, it was absolutly marvellous !!
I very much appreciated your help and hospitality.
Very best wishes for 2016

5 out of 12 reviews
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