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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 24, 2015
House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Looking for a retreat? Over here in this remote village you are guarantee to have a nice enjoyable vacation. A large comfortable home surrounded by gardens of beautiful flowers and fruit trees awaits you. The two Storey structure is centrally located in the parish of St. Thomas, on a wind-swept ridge over-looking the south coast. The central location makes it easy to start your journey to anywhere on the island. You will leave here feeling refresh.

Utilities (water, light and internet) are included. Monthly housekeeping also included.

There is a private entrance to the bottom floor from the front and back of the building. There is no access from the top floor to the bottom floor. The house is equipped with a queen size mattress and a queen size sofa bed and can sleep four adults comfortably. There is a shower in the bathroom. Washing Machine is provided in the Laundry Room. There is plenty of storage space.

We are 5 mins drive from Holetown, St. James and less than 10 minutes away from Harrison's Cave, Welchman Hall Gully and Flower Forest.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Immigrated to Canada in 1980. Travelled extensively on the job throughout Canada and the USA. Managed staff for 15 years at a Mutual Fund Company in downtown, Toronto. Previously resided in Toronto. Currently lives between Ajax, Ontario and Barbados. Now Retired.

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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

4 Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Yolande's Guess House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7117559
+246 -823-4717
St. Thomas Barbados
4

Great Accommodations and Great Hosts

  • 4 of 5
Very Clean and Neat. Amenities were provided and host were very gracious. Owners provided a cell for local calls. A list of the main attractions on the island. Important numbers including emergency numbers were provided. Host provided bananas and gave us a tour of their herb and fruit garden. House temperature was very pleasant without air-conditioning. Value exceptional considering the inflationary rates of Barbados.

These only negative things: They need good directions to location as well as address markings. Internet was extremely slow and could not stream at all. A bed covering on the very comfortable bed is necessary if plastic is going to be left on the bed. Towels need upgrade due to the humidity.

The owners again were gracious hosts who gave excellent tips on restaurants and attractions. They genuinely cared for our comfort. The best restaurant on the island is the Tide in Holetown.

If you like beach activities, but do not have to, or want to stay on the beach this is the place. If you like hills and abby's this is most certainly the place.

Centrally located for the entire Island.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chuck,
I am happy that for the most part you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to give us a review and we appreciate the feedback. It is important for our guests to note that signage in some areas around the island could be improved upon, however we will do our best to ensure that our guests are never left stranded. We had reservations with our guests driving to the house due to the overgrowth and therefore have put other arrangements in place whereby we will pick our future guests up at the airport. We are also working on signage for the house.

We are also working diligently with our service provider for the telephone and internet service to improve on the quality of service we are currently getting. It has to be acknowledged that while it was possible to read emails and send messages, streaming movies leave you very frustrated. This we are looking into.

Regarding the towel service - the towels are relatively new and guests should feel free to change their towels as often as necessary. Towels can be washed in the laundry provided. There are no housekeeping services provided during a week's visit. Will ensure that on arrival the towels are fresh scented as stored towels will have an odour after a while.

Looking forward to continuing to serve you better.

Regards
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Yolande's Guess House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7117559
+246 -823-4717
St. Thomas Barbados
5

Great vibe, great location, AWSOME PEOPLE!!!

  • 5 of 5
I went to Yolande's place and it was just perfect! Beautiful room, large kitchen and great looking livingroom. Beautiful back yard garden with tons of fresh fruit and herbs ready to use and BBQ easy to use. Really charming and welcoming. About 10 minutes from beaches, restaurants and stores. If your looking for a remote and quiet place on the island far from tourist.. this is it! She help us finding a great deal on a rental car. She gave us all the maps and all information we needed to know about Barbados. I recommand Yolande's guess house 100% to anyone who wants to explore the island and enjoy the quietness off Barbados.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you both as guests. You figured out how to have a great vacation - invest what you save on accommodation in a car and go see places and hang out with the locals. Do come again.
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Yolande's Guess House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7117559
+246 -823-4717
St. Thomas Barbados
5

One of the best places to stay on Barbados!

  • 5 of 5
Basically we looked for a nice and secluded stay on Barbados from 22.12. - 02.01.2015. We tried to avoided to stay at the overcroded beach sides at the west of the island. So we found that lovely place!

it is one of the best places to stay on vacation we ever booked - and we have already booked a lot of rantal flats since we are traveling 4 times a year ;-)

The description of the flat was more than accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities etc. Moreover we thought, that it is understated! the property is absolutely clean, well-maintained and provides everything you need to feel comfortable: washing machine, 2 TV's, a large fridge, a lot of electronical kitchen tools, and much more.

But indeed the highlight are the owners: Yolande and her husband! We never met that nice, reliabel helpful and sympatic owners before. They both provided a 5 star customer service: Just a few examples: Yolande managed to rent a car even at high season times, after more than 15 car rental companies rejected us. Her husband organized the transfer from the airport, and he was so friendly and happy to meet us, as if we were long friends (although we were delayed for more than one hour ==> wow, that was a warmly welcome!). Moreover they both provided a lot of information, gave fantastic recommendations in terms of restaurants and places you should not miss. Since they always took care for our security, they gave us a lot of advices about do's and dont's, so that we were well prepared to explore the island of our own.

Before you think about to spend a lot of money to stay at the beachside, you should devinately considerate to stay at Yolande's guesthouse. The contryside is so beautiful, the distances are always short and it is a perfect centralized situated location to start daytrips to all directions all over the island.

Well guys, you probably already noticed, how exited we are about that stay at Yolande. It is a real peral of the caribean sea ;-)

We will always recommend this guesthouse without any doubts to every friend and to any other travelers.

Yolande, it was an unforgetable vacation for us and a real pleasure to stay at your house, meeting you and your charming husband! Your present for our 5th wedding annivasory was so lovely! Thank you again for all! We keep you both always in mind!

Silke & Daniel
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that this couple had a great time in Barbados and that we were a part of that. Do come again.
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Yolande's Guess House
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7117559
+246 -823-4717
St. Thomas Barbados
Niagara, Ontario
5

Excellent vacation rental.

  • 5 of 5
Hosts very welcoming and accommodating, will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.
Unit is extremely well equipped, all you need is your suitcase. Super clean, spacious, with every possible convenience, even has maps, tour info, etc. Property is very well maintained. Gardens are lovely, with comfortable patio seating. No a/c needed, there are ceiling fans in every room, and the cooling sea breezes that flow throughout the home keep the unit very comfortable, especially for sleeping. Location good for walking, hiking. Shopping/beaches a mere 10 minutes way. A vehicle is recommended, although taxis are available. We plan to return.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our motto is "treat others the way we would like to be treated". We also operate on the premise that if we provide a clean environment for our visitors they will treat the place with respect and leave it clean. We enjoy what we do and having travelled ourselves know that vacations are no longer cheap and therefore it is expected that our guests be made as comfortable as possible.

Location

From the Owner

The property is clean, neat, pleasing to the eye, private, and quiet.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Grantley Adams International Airport at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Surfside Beach Restaurant and Bar at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Apes Hill Golf Club at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Highway 2A at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Asian Palm Thai,The Mews,Spago,Sitar restaurants at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Folkestone at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Harrison's Cave 10 mins away

Highland horseback riding 7 mins away

Welchman Hall Gully 10 mins away

Flower Forest 15 mins away

Lion Castle Polo Estate neighboring

Vaucluse raceway neighboring

Holetown 10 mins away

Availability

From C$280 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$280
C$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Nov 1 2015 - Jan 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
C$50
C$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$40
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit C$50
  • Cleaning Fee C$50

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

From the Owner

opportunity to go local, local herbs and food. Meet ordinary bajans, start friendships. Relax and unwind. Remote location away from the hustle and bustle of the large heavily populated beach properties. Your piece of paradise. Quiet location.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1114 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Shower only.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Queen size bed, lots of storage space

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • 10 mins away from white sandy beaches on the west coast of the island, shops and restaurants on the south coast of island, primarily around Holetown. Also in Holetown are banks, ATMs, small hospital, pharmacies, post office, police station, churches, souvenir shops, board walk

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