Beachhouse on Thunder Bay, Lower Carlton, nr Holetown in St James. Quiet Beach,
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
Smoking not permitted in the bedrooms.
Gardens can be slippery when wet. No lifeguard.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful family vacation
Highly recommend! Spent four nights falling asleep to the sound of the waves and days on the water. Wonderful to have a well-equipped kitchen and all necessities... it’s a no worry place. Had a wonderful meal at Da Outback (don’t be put off just try it!) and rum punch almost next door at Wanda’s on the Beach - we swam there! Plenty of restaurants in nearby Holetown. Mullins Beach is the spot for boats and jet skis and we highly recommend looking up Malibu Watersports to take you snorkeling with the turtles. We will be back!!!!
Excellent holiday having returned for a second time with the grandchildren. Total relaxation.
Having returned again we knew what to expect and was not disappointed. The magic of this house is the location and the friendly support staff. Another great holiday!
A fantastic week in the most beautiful location, this house is very special and we feel lucky to have been able to stay here. We were well looked after by the very friendly Nevada and his wife. We would all thoroughly recommend this place and hope to return.
Glad you enjoyed Annabelles, it was a pleasure to have you and thank you for your kind comments. Looking forward to having you back one day!
The most amazing house!
The house has a fantastic aura - if you go with it and decide that you are in love with Barbados then this is the house for you. It feels like you are partying 24 hours a day! The sea is pretty noisy but I found it incredibly relaxing. We are coming back later in the year to stay at the house as we loved it so much.
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.
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.