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Property Details

Updated: May 27, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

'Shutters' is a new but traditionally designed house on the stunning west coast of Barbados. Within 5 minutes walk of the quiet but stunning Reeds Bay (see photo), 'Shutters' has the added advantage of a private pool and garden. All the rooms are spacious and airy, but the house is fully air-conditioned for those who prefer the cold!

'Shutters' is in the village of Lower Carlton which is between Holetown to the south, and Speightstown to the north. Consequently it is within easy reach of all the fabulous bars and restaurants the west (Platinum) coast has to offer. The John Moore Bar is a local bar within 7 mins walk of the house. Lower Carlton has a fishmarket which sells the most delicious (and cheap) fish, and a fruit and veg stall which sells local produce. There is also a small mini-mart. For additional shopping Bridgetown, Holetown and Speightstown are a quick bus ride away.

There are a wide variety of activities available up and down the west coast, and the wild surfing water of the east coast is about 40 minutes drive away. The house is 40 minutes from the airport.

'Shutters' is tastefully furnished and comfortable. The housekeeper will clean the house and change the bed linen and towels twice a week. The garden and pool are tended to weekly.

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  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados
-+44 7505143468 (UK)
Lower Carlton St. James
Wivenhoe, Essex

60th Birthday celebrations

  • 5 of 5
The house, gardens, pool and location are fantastic. Although situated in local residential area the locals were very friendly and we felt safe at all times.
The house is very close to Gibbs beach which in our opinion, having spent many years visiting the Island, is one of the best in Barbados.
Jefferson is the owner of Carlton bar and grill situated at the end of the road and who is extremely friendly and assisted in sourcing the best value hire car, taxi and island boat trips.
The villa owner, Jennifer, is also very friendly and helpful.
All in all a fantastic villa and holiday
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm glad that you had a great holiday & birthday celebrations. Hopefully we won't have to wait for your 70th before you return to Shutters!
Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados
-+44 7505143468 (UK)
Lower Carlton St. James

Perfect house, perfect location, perfect everything!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful time at shutters! This is the second time we have stayed here and I couldn't recommend a better place to spend your holiday. The house is lovely and has everything you could possibly need. We spent lazy days by the pool, had bbqs in the evenings and watched the sun go down on the upstairs balcony. The staff keep the house exceptionally clean. Barbados itself is just amazing. The beaches are gorgeous - we would recommend the beach down the road, crane and bottom bay for stunning views. My partner is a keen scuba diver and would recommend wreckers and reefers in speightstown. He even swam with a humpback whale and her calf - a once in a lifetime opportunity.

A few things to try when you are there - ten saints lager, one love bar on a Sunday for karaoke, John Moore bar on the main road for cheap drinks, Jeffersons cookout at the end of the road, and the food vans dotted around.

All in all, I would thoroughly recommend a stay at shutters. We had a perfect holiday and can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for telling us about your time at Shutters. It was great to see you back again. Several of our guests have found Reefers and Wreckers very good for diving, and have reported seeing amazing fish and seahorses, but nobody has told us about humpback whales before - that must have been spectacular. Perhaps you'll be back for a third visit? J
Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados
-+44 7505143468 (UK)
Lower Carlton St. James
Halifax, NS, Canada

Great house in a very convenient neighbourhood!

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at Shutters for 10 days in March. The house is very comfortable, well maintained and had everything we needed. The listing and photos are accurate. A missing mobile phone was replaced immediately when we let Jen know. Two of the upstairs bedrooms overlook the back gardens and there's a upstairs deck that we enjoyed sitting out on to watch the sun go down over the water. The location is great - a 4 km walk to Holetown and a 3 km walk to Speightstown - or, if you prefer, the bus runs very frequently right along the main road at the bottom of the road in both directions. It also runs up the road in front of the house so if you want to cross the Island to the East, you can take that one. The backyard garden was beautifully landscaped (there are even banana trees) and the pool was fairly large for a private home (not an illusory "plunge pool"). We very much enjoyed the neighbourhood, with the beach a 5 min. walk straight down Carlton Rd., and Jefferson's convenience store a 3 min. walk (which turns into a grill in the evenings most nights). Someone tried pig tails when we were there; we didn't! The fresh fish market and a fruit stand is also just a walk down the road and to the left. The only thing that took some getting used to was the noise from the roosters, dogs and some street noise from cars speeding up Carlton Rd. (others may be used to street noise; we aren't). The AC helped tune that out. (That's why I gave it a 4 star, rather than 5; the house itself is great.) Jennifer was very responsive to all our questions and concerns and stayed in touch while we were there to make sure all was good and we had everything we needed. We would recommend Shutters to others for a nice home in a convenient location on the West coast.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your time at Shutters. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday. We get stacks of bananas from those plants - I'm very good at banana recipes! Maybe next time you will try the pig's tails??? Best wishes, Jen
Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados
-+44 7505143468 (UK)
Lower Carlton St. James
Cornwall UK

Little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5
Myself and Husband have just spent a month at Shutters.What a house.From the moment we arrived and were shown around the house and garden with pool we just loved it..The garden is so lush and alive with hummingbirds and banana birds and the cheeky blackbirds.We had a few days rain and it was so lovely to sit under the covered patio in 28deg watching the rain,it felt so good.The house is so lovely.We had a choice of four bedrooms because there was only two of us.The upstairs front bedroom is so romantic but we chose one of the back rooms overlooking the garden and we could also see the ocean from the veranda.We used to sit on the veranda at night reading our kindles before going to bed and all you hear are the tree frogs and crickets,it truly was tropical magic.The house has everything and more.I always take a non stick frying pan away with me and my own chef knives because in the past I have stayed in places where the knives would not cut bread and the non stick pan did not have any non stick left on it.Shutters had it all.The neighbours are also lovely and helpful.Mario who lives next door will even cut your hair for you.The area is great for eating out,there are so many restaurants.On our last night we ate at Seacats and had the biggest lobster I have ever eaten,it was amazing.The beaches on the west coast are lovely.A few can get a bit busy.Mullins for one but Reeds beach at the bottom of the road is very quiet.So when you see the photographs of Shutters and the pool looks so blue and the garden so green and the house so lovely,thats what your getting,a really lovely vacation house that you don't want to leave.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fantastic review. I'm so glad you enjoyed all the things that I love most about Shutters and Barbados (even the pots and pans!). We look forward to your return. J
Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados
-+44 7505143468 (UK)
Lower Carlton St. James

Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5
I have recently come back from a brilliant week away with friends. Barbados is beautiful, and the house was perfect. The house is very well equipped with all the comforts from home you may wish for, and just a short stroll to the first of many stunning beaches. Regular housekeeping added to our comfort.

There are two convenience stores within the same road as the house, with very friendly, helpful owners. Jefferson serves great food at the weekends too!

We used the local buses most days during our stay. The bus stop is located at the end of the road (Max. 5 minute walk). They were regular, very cheap, and the locals were more than happy to help us get to our desired destination anytime.

The well maintained pool and gardens at the house are perfect for a lovely relaxing day, followed by a BBQ on the patio in the evening, with the pool lit up.

There are plenty of places to explore all over the island, and generally something for everyone, young or old, adventurous or relaxing.

I absolutely recommend a holiday, staying at Shutters! We had a fabulous time, and I hope to come back soon.

Many thanks to Jen and Fi, who gave us plenty of hints and tips before we went.

The Girls. xxx
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear The Girls
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted you had such fun, and commend you on your ability to see so much of the island in just a week without hiring a car. Please could you send me one of your photos of the baby turtles hatching to put on the website. Thanks again,
Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados
-+44 7505143468 (UK)
Lower Carlton St. James

House too good to miss on the West Coast

  • 5 of 5
I have visited Shutters on many many occasions and as soon as I return to the UK each time I book again! This house is a real gem, beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you could possibly need, clean, tidy, perfectly located and above all feels like home. It is really spacious and has a fabulous outside decking area overlooking the pool and luscious gardens. You will be extremely well looked after whilst you are there - housekeeper, cleaner, gardener and pool man all visit regularly. I cannot recommend this house highly enough and can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Sue. I thought you must quite like Shutters because you're such a regular visitor - maybe we will start giving 'frequent flyer' rewards!! I'll look forward to hearing from you re the next booking. Thanks again, Jen


From the Owner

We chose to have Shutters in Lower Carlton because I'd visited Barbados many times and wanted to have a house with a Bajan feel away from the massive hotels. It turns out to have been a wise choice because the neighbourhood is very safe and the neighbours extremely friendly and helpful. Many of our guests leave the house on first name terms with the neighbours.

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Car: recommended

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From £129 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Mar 20 2016 - Mar 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit £150.00

We ask for a 10% deposit to secure the booking. The balance + £100 damages bond is payable 56 days prior to arrival at Shutters. The damages bond will be returned 7 days after departure from the house in accordance with the rental terms.

Guests will be sent a copy of the booking details and rental terms. On our receipt of guest's acceptance of the rental terms and the 10% deposit we will reserve Shutters for them. There are no additional taxes or charges for cleaning - that is included in the rental price.

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Updated: May 27, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Village


  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Double basin vanity unit. Electrical sockets. Hairdryer.
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, Ground floor. Adjacent bedroom 4. Basin with vanity unit.
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Ensuite bed 1. Basin with vanity unit. Electrical sockets.
  • Pool bathroom. - toilet, outdoor shower, By the pool.
  • 3.25


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, Access to upper verandah
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, En-suite facilities. Access to upper verandah
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, Ground floor. Access to front verandah. Bathroom next door.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) There are twin beds (2 single beds) in one of the bedrooms


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Guests can get married or renew their vows at Shutters,at St Alban's Church or on the beach at Reeds Bay. Ask the owner for details.

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