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Yolande's Guest House

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jan 21, 2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Self-Contained Unit: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, living, dining. Sleeps 4

The house is located in the parish of St. Thomas, on an elevation that overlooks the south and west coasts of the island. This is clearly visible as you drive into the area and from the 2nd floor of the house where the owner lives. We are in a Cul-de-Sac and remote from the bustling highways, shopping centres and beaches overflowing with tourists. It is known to be quiet, great for sleeping-in and relaxation. The property is situated about 5.4 KM or 9 mins drive uphill from Holetown, St. James.

The Guest House is a large comfortable space on the bottom floor, of the 2-storey structure. The Guest House was furnished and equipped with long-staying visitors in mind - a home away from home. A recent visitor had this to say:

"The villa is real charming, in a very quiet place , surrounded by a spectacular nature. It is equipped with everything you can need, even more! Extremely clean, it is equipped everywhere with mosquito nets and ceiling fans. Very fresh both during days and nights, air conditioned is not necessary. And what to say about Yolande and Bentley? They have been so kind and friendly with us, ready to help if necessary. They also picked us up at the airport on our arrival in the evening (the house is not so easy to be find without Tom Tom), patiently waited for our car rental and change money, and then accompanied and waited for us while we bought something to eat in a supermarket."

Regarding the layout of the guest house, you have your own entrances front and back. The floors are not connected on the inside. The house is surrounded by garden beds of beautiful flowers, shrubs and fruit trees all maintained by the owners.

The bed is a queen size bed and there is a queen size sofa bed/chair in the Living room. This accommodates four adults comfortably.

There is a shower in the bathroom. There is plenty of storage space. Utilities (water, light and internet) are included.

Housekeeping will be arranged for guests staying more than 10 days, on a bi-weekly basis. Washing machine is available for use by guests staying longer than 10 days.

Driving to our home for the first time can prove difficult as the Maps of the island are incomplete. Some maps eg. Google list the area as "Dukes" and others as "Endeavour". Do not lose any sleep over that. Google St.Thomas, Barbados and you should find us easily at 13.1775027,-59.5928232,

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Yolande Small
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Yolande Small

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. My husband is a retired Barbados cop. He worked for the Barbados Police Force for approximately 33 years before an accident retired him.

Yolande Small purchased this house in 2002

Why Yolande Small chose St. Thomas

Affordable. Affordable. Affordable.

Where else in Barbados can you get what we are offering - clean, neat, functional, quiet, private, large and for a price no one else is willing to offer.

What makes this house unique

Offers another experience to the Beaches of Barbados. Be Bajan - live among them, talk to them, meet ordinary bajans, eat bajan food, start friendships. Relax and unwind. Remote location away from the hustle and bustle of the large heavily populated beach properties. Your piece of paradise.

8 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

5

Clean and Cozy and Safe

  • 5 of 5

One of the sweetest couple you will meet in Barbados . They meet us at the airport made sure or rental car was ready for us ,made sure we got something to eat and escorted us home . This apartment is ideal if your looking for a quiet getaway in a convenient location. Very clean and peaceful and you will not find a better price if you do not mind been away from the night life. Yolande and Bentley made sure there was nothing needed ,they provided everything they could think of ,even a cell phone to make sure we could not get lost or we could commutate with them if needed.

The property is centrally located to many of the attractions , great if you are an out door person who likes hiking ,biking or walking and driving distance away from beaches .

Making arrangements for this apartment went smoothly, Yolanda is very easy to communicate with. We looked forward to seeing the monkeys on our drive to the apartment . Overall great owners right there above you, clean and cozy and a GREAT price ,we will return! Thanks again guys !!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review. We do put our heart and souls into providing a great vacation spot for our visitors.
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5

Very clean, spacious, and quiet property. Convenient drive to the west coast: Holetown just below.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property to everyone. Whether vacationing or on business, this property will suit you well. Yolande is a great host who provides excellent privacy and spacious living. You will feel as if you are home. If you need to conduct private business meetings you will be pleased. If you are on a honeymoon or anniversary vacation you will feel the intimacy of your accommodations. If you need a family vacation, the place will provide all the living and sleeping space while making your daily excursions. Yolande's Guest House is centrally located on the island, so all the inland and coastal attractions are a short distance away without all the traffic and congestion of Bridgetown or St. Michael's Parrish. One of the greatest perks is that the best coastal seafood restaurants are in reasonable driving distance to the guest house. You can save alot of money in a clean, cozy, and comfortable house, and still enjoy 4 and 5 star restaurants. Excellent cable and internet service is provided at same reasonable cost. Stay one time and you will return. My family stayed 3 times last year alone.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love what we do. We are always happy with the results, that is our guests leave feeling that they got their money's worth and more. Overtime we have taken all the feedback from our guests and made it into what it is today. It is designed for work, vacation, distressing, relaxation and no hidden fees or extra charges. No gimmicks. You get more than you pay for, for real.
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5

Nice, Comfortable, Downstairs Unit in the Country but WIth Easy Access to the City

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Yolande's Guest House. Yolande and her husband Bentley are the consummate hosts, very friendly, allow you privacy, but always available if you need anything.

They are very helpful, meeting us at the airport, showing us the way to their house, providing us with the use of a cell phone, and providing us with maps and information on Barbados.

Yolande's Guest House is a spacious, immaculate, downstairs apartment unit offering everything you need including large kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and dining room table, large living room, large bathroom with shower, and a bedroom with ceiling fan, and plenty of closet and drawer space. The guest house was perfect for us because it is away from the touristy areas, yet is easily accessible from the highways, and is a close drive to the cities. It helped us in accomplishing our desire of immersing ourselves in the local culture instead of living like a tourist.

The guest house was immaculate and very clean. Yolande provides all of the little touches to make your stay very enjoyable and comfortable. We were made to fell just as comfortable as though we were living at home. As an added bonus, we enjoyed playing with their adorable dog, Socks, and also enjoyed waking up in the morning to the crowing of roosters and bleating of lambs next door.

This is the best of both worlds as it offered wonderful countryside Barbados living, yet with easy access to everywhere you want to go, living with the people of Barbados, at a fraction of the price of the touristy hotels. We are looking forward to staying at Yolande's Guest House again on our next visit to Barbados.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to have guests stay with us and enjoy this beautiful island in the Caribbean. We want you to feel right at home. We plan our work around our guests schedule so as to ensure maximum privacy for our guests. So when you are here at our place it is quiet and private. I love the fact that my guests appreciate the lengths we go to ensure the guest house is clean. Very encouraging! Safety and security for our guests rank high on our to do list. That's why we prefer to come and get you at the airport especially if it's your first visit to the island.
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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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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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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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Location

From the Owner

Affordable. Affordable. Affordable. Where else in Barbados can you get what we are offering - clean, neat, functional, quiet, private, large and for a price no one else is willing to offer.

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

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$37
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 20 2017 - Jun 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$37
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$37
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping charge $37
Refundable damage deposit $37

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Jan 21, 2017
12
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12
Available stay (no arrival)
12
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Amenities

From the Owner

Offers another experience to the Beaches of Barbados. Be Bajan - live among them, talk to them, meet ordinary bajans, eat bajan food, start friendships. Relax and unwind. Remote location away from the hustle and bustle of the large heavily populated beach properties. Your piece of paradise.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • 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

  • Bathroom 1
  • Shower only. Large bathroom.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Queen size bed and Full size Sofa bed. Lots of storage space

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 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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