Annabelles is a Traditional Barbadian Beach House, situated on Thunder Bay in St James, directly between Speightstown and Holetown. With 3 Double Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, open plan living area and the Carribbean Sea as your Back Garden, this house is enjoyed by everyone who comes here to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Urban Living.
Beach House in Lower Carlton, nr. Holetown, St. James, Barbados, Caribbean - Quiet Beach, 10minutes Drive From Holetown
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 12, 2019
About Andrew Malyon
Annabelles has been family owned now for over 20 years, and was rebuilt from the ground up in 1999. Being a traditional wooden Barbadian house in the sea it requires regular upkeep. Working and living predominantly in Singapore means we don't get to visit as much as we would like to, so we have put together a team of people to help you while you are there. We still hold lots of amazing memories from years gone by with friends and family, and decided in 2012 to open up the house to others, and we hope you enjoy Annabelles as much as we have over the years!!
Andrew Malyon purchased this House in 1992
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A truly magical experience - we're already booked to go back!
We had a fabulous time at Annabelle’s. It’s not 5 start luxury but that’s not what it’s about – it’s about opening the shutters each morning to an uninterrupted view of the sea, watching the local fisherman cast their nets off the beach as you drink you’re morning coffee, lying on the deck whilst the humming birds flutter around the bushes and having a front row seat for the sunset over a rum punch every evening. The snorkelling right in front of the house was some of the best we’ve experienced and the water is so clear you can watch the fish whilst looking out from the lounge!
The house is open along the back and one side but don’t let that put you off. I was concerned about bugs as the beasties love to bite me. But actually, with just the normal precautions, I didn’t get bitten at all while at the house – it must be the sea air or something. We also felt very safe and secure. The front of the property is fenced off and locked. There’s a standard sized safe for valuables and the bedrooms at the rear lock so you can secure larger items like iPads and cameras while out. We left the shutters open all day (even when out) and never felt exposed. We slept in the bedroom overlooking the sea (why wouldn't you?!) and while the noise of the waves took a little getting used to at night, after the first day we were accustomed. If you’re a particularly light sleeper you might want to use ear plugs but we found sipping a couple of rums before bed made for a great night’s sleep!
The local property manger and his team took great care of us - they were on hand if needed but didn't intrude and the cleaner came every 3 days to keep the place spick and span.
Out top tips for this property would be ....
1. Snorkels and beach shoes are a must!
2. There’s parking at the door but there’s bus stops too so a car is handy but not essential.
3. Make sure you visit the John Moore rum hut, it's just a short walk away and the locals will give you a warm Bajan welcome
4. An evening walk up the hill to "De Outback Shack" for a goat curry is also recommended.
5. If you want 5 star luxury, go to a fancy hotel.
6. If you want a magical holiday to remember, then just chill out, relax and embrace all the wonderful things this unique location has to offer.
We're already booked again for next year!
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Annabelles, thank you for the lovely comments, I could not agree more with what you say.. We are already looking forward to having you back next year !
Amazing place we loved it.
Spacious all round great decking area and facilities, amazing views with the shutters open , very comfituble and relaxed time in the villa.would deffinatley stay again.
Perfect spot didn’t want to leave
Annabelles is the perfect family rental close to one of the best beaches on the island we will be returning time and time again.
What a fabulous villa. What else can I say. It’s in a perfect position, beautifully maintained. You can literally spend hours just gazing out to sea or watching the fish.
A short walk along the road is a fish market that seems to be open all the time and a little stall next to it where you can get your fruit and salad. While your getting that pop into John Moore’s for a drink 🥃
Wanda’s bar is just a few yards away everyone is very friendly.
I can’t recommend this villa too highly
We love Barbados and usually stay in Payne’s Bay at The House. This was totally out of our comfort zone, booking a self catering beach house, in an area we hadn’t visited previously.
Arriving at the property I knew instantly it was perfect for us and that we had definitely made the right decision. I loved the sound of the waves on the rocks below, the openness of the property, it’s beautiful front porch and tropical plants, the wooden floors and shutters, ceiling fans and stunning views. If you’re looking for a true Bajan, laid back style holiday this is perfect. You are litterally on the beach! I loved everything about this property it had great character.
The management team were brilliant, extremely helpful and nothing too much trouble. We loved the area too and enjoyed eating lunch next door at Wandas fantastic food to rival The Cliff, but with a more affordable bill $68BDS lunch for two with drinks!
Annabelles for us was like Home ... we’ve already booked to return.
We loved our stay. The house is completely open to the sea which is perfect for snorkeling. Very clean and well equipped. Reeds bay is a beautiful tranquil beach. Nevada could not have been more helpful.
Ruth and Jim
Very glad you enjoyed your trip to the island, it was a pleasure having you there. Yes, the bay is perfect for snorkelling, its popular with some of the catamaran cruises for that very reason, yet the beach always remains uncrowded, making it an ideal west coast spot getaway for all !
Thunder Bay is a quiet, secluded Beach that regularly gets visited by boat tours for snorkelling due to the abundance of coral reef right on your doorstep. Distance to sea? It comes past your bedroom.
Approx 45 minutes drive from Grantley Adams International, the only airport on Barbados. Car hire is recommended, and there is 1 space for a car at the property.
10 minutes drive to Holetown and Speightstown. 25 minutes to the Kensington Oval (Cricket), most golf courses are within 20 minutes drive.
Mullins for watersports is 5 minutes drive.
Holetown has a shopping centre and petrol station, with many banks and facilities avaliable. Many of the islands best Restaurants are within 10 minutes of the house.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: For booking details, please check our website, www.annabellesbarbados.com, which has further information and pictures of the house available to view. Please join our page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/annabellesbarbados Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible, however Guests are requested to depart by midday on your day of departure to facilitate cleaning for incoming Guests. Earlier flight arrivals will be accommodated where possible but cannot be guaranteed. Notes on prices: Prices are in GBP