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Mullins Beach
The Private villa
The Pool
Take a walk along Mullins Beach
Fine Dining in your own private lounge
Villa Bedroom wih four poster bed
The Lounge
Mullins Beach
Shower room
Villa Bedroom with french doors to garden
The fully fitted Kitchen
The Pier @ Speightstown
Private Rear Garden
Hire a boat to see the Turtles
Palm Tree on Mullins Beach
Village and the Sea
Jet Ski arriving during sunset
Side garden pool side with deck
Enjoy a coffee by the beach
Local Beach
Local beach
Fine dining
Small hut and boat by the new Marina
The Bedroom
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Mullins, Saint Peter Parish, Barbados

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Steve B
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing, absolute bargain place to stay for West-coast Barbados; unmissable!”
Reviewed June 14, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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It's dificult to praise this place any more highly than it already has been - every word of what has been written here is true. The high-point of the place has to be pool, which is always kept immaculate by the onsite manager and his very friendly staff; most days we had the pool to ourselves early in the morning and late afternoon - the best times to swim as it's not shaded and so too hot middle day - and it's proximity to the beach of course (over the road but you don't want to be right on the beach because of the sandflies). A few tips though :-
1) If you plan to walk like we did, bring a brolly - for use as a parasol if not much as an umbrella; there's very lttle shade on the roads but when it rains, infrequently, it pours and it's never nice getting drenched however quickly you may dry off!
2) Despite the owners recommendations, don't shop at the SuperCenter in Holetown unless you enjoy being ripped off; that place, indeed most of Holetown, is for the celebrities and exceedingly rich of Sandy Lane and the Royal Westmoreland and is priced accordingly. Go to Jordans in Speightstown (pronounced Spites-town BTW) instead - they don't have quite the range of items but you'll get most things that you need there; you'll only see tourists in SuperCenter, it's too expensive - the locals all go to Jordans. Furthermore, buy your fruit and vegetables from the local sellers on the street - it's even cheaper, likely to be fresher (picked that day) and you're supporting the local community.
3) Don't be afraid of dining in the local rum bars and cafes, the food is good, fresh and wholesome "mamas own" cooking. Indeed, on most days opposite the building site of the new Palazzate condos about 100 yds up the road towards Speightstown you'll probably find a van at lunchtime selling cheap local food for the site workers - try it, you won't be disappointed. Again you'll only get ripped off in the fancy restaurants like the one down the road at Mullins Beach (owned by the Royal Westmoreland) and those further south around Holetown (with the notable exception of Anita's own Cafe Carizma there, that is - go there on Tuesday or Thursday evening for the Tapas with entertainment - brilliant!) - only the decor is more expensive, the food and the service won't be; for example, dinner at Bombas - the red, green and yellow "chattel house" on the beach side down towards Mullins just before the Texaco garage - is half the price of the Mullins Restaurant but the food is just as good if not better, the rum punches are stronger and you get just as magnificent a view of the sunset over the water. The East Moon chinese next door is also good but not that cheap - better for a takeaway than eat-in as you get more although both are the same price.
3) Don't bother with a car unless you really need one or you enjoy poluting the atmosphere for the rest of us; I've never seen so many buses run so frequently anywhere on my travels (and I've been around) and the fare is a standard 2$B (=1$US or about 65pUK) for any length single journey. There's a bus to Bridgetown every few minutes (or Speightstown in the other direction but you can easily walk there in 10 minutes) and the yellow "Reggae" buses ARE like bananas in both respects - they usually come in bunches of 2 or 3 and they are a crazy but unmissable experience. Buses to Oistins and further afield are less frequent but still catchable from the same main road stop - the nearest one is 50 yds up the road towards Speightstown (turn right out of the village entrance) next to Morggans rum bar - and the yellow ones will often stop for you anywhere if you stick your hand out; if you're walking, walk on the opposite side of the road, facing the traffic (which you should do for safety anyway), otherwise they'll probably stop for you anyway and toot their musical horns to let you know they're just behind you! If you prefer a quiet, more stable ride then use the Transport Board (blue) ones but they are slightly less frequent; you *can* get one of these to the airport but beware that it takes at least an hour and a quarter, even longer and they're crowded in the rush hours.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The 'no-see-ums' (sandflies)
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New York City, New York
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“a hidden gem right off the platinum coast of Barbados!”
Reviewed February 15, 2012 for a stay in January 2012

We had a great time at the villa! And in Barbados as well! It was our first trip since getting our doggy and I did not miss her as much as I had feared ;) However we did get to the island an hour late due to the flight & then we didn't have a mobile phone that worked to call Anita. So we rented a car from Jones car rental because we did not reserve sooner. But it turned out okay... except for the drive, I don't drive daily in general so the many roundabouts definitely threw me off! It took us a good 4 hours or so but we finally found the Kings Beach Village. A nearby friendly gardener also helped when we were close. I think the island needs more street signs. The villa is close to Speightstown & Holetown!

But we found Barbados to be a great time, especially the nature reserve where we saw a green monkey (also in Batts bay briefly!), birds, snails, frogs & turtles. We loved how in-tune things felt with nature unlike some more overdeveloped islands like St Maarten. People in Barbados are also nicer, in that they will guide a stranger etc. Less illicit drug offers on the beach, less solicitors even on the more touristy beaches. And I like the public buses even though we rented a car. We snorkeled in shallow water near Heywoods & saw a turtle feeding by the rocks! We also snorkeled with turtles further out in the sea with the folks from Jus Chillin watersports. They are super friendly & not too pushy either. Right around the corner from the villa complex is a pizza place & also quality chinese food at East Moon. There is even a small bar on the villa complex near the pool. So eating 3x a day should not be a problem & perfect for evening arrivals or late lunch.

Regret not seeing Harrison's' Cave or the Abbey but we hope to see them next time! =D I definitely would recommend Barbados to people & this villa is definitely a good location & quality & comfort!

Thank you Ian & Anita for everything! Anita was very helpful in pointing out things to do, etc! Her Cafe Karizma also makes great smoothies & breakfast!

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MissTia
Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Fantastic!!! Beautiful, immaculately clean and peaceful villa.”
Reviewed May 20, 2011 for a stay in September 2010
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Barbados Dreaming is a superb villa located in an excellent position within the Kings Beach Village complex of 32 villas. It is set right by the gorgeous clear waters of the well-kept swimming pool. The gardens are beautiful and it is wonderfully peaceful if you love to chill out and enjoy the sunshine. I was absolutely delighted with the accommodation which is immaculately clean and fully equipped with all the mod cons you could ever desire to make your holiday run smoothly. The owners include free use of their wireless Internet in the rental which is very generous and saves having to walk into Speightstown to use the Internet. The villa is very tastefully decorated and the equipment is very good quality.
I travelled there solo as a free-spirited, adventurous woman and felt completely safe. The local beach at St Peters Bay is 5 minutes walk away and I enjoyed having the whole beach all to myself. Mullins Beach and restaurant is 5 minutes walk away in the opposite direction. This is another lovely beach but much busier. Here there are parasols, bar, restaurant, jet skis etc. You can easily walk to Speightstown from the villa either along the beach or along the main road depending on your choice. Jordans the supermarket offers a free minibus service back to the villa with your shopping provisions. If you don't want to hire a car, it is so easy to get around on the yellow buses. They are fun and cheap. Holetown is only a 15 minutes bus ride from the villa.
I have been to Barbados's west coast many times. My stay in the villa made for a delightful, independent, easy going holiday. If you haven't been to Barbados before do not worry. Ian and Nadine, the owners, provide you with lots of information about the island and where a whole range of restaurants are for every budget.
I would highly recommend this beautiful villa to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday who enjoys their independence and loves to explore.
I have already decided to fly back to Barbados and rent the villa again this year. It's well worth a second stay!!!
Miss Tia from Chester, UK
PS. Forgot to say the bed is superb quality and very comfortable. I slept wonderfully!!!
 

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Reviewed May 3, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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Reviewed September 8, 2010 for a stay in September 2010
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Reviewed June 1, 2010 for a stay in May 2010
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Reviewed March 28, 2010 for a stay in February 2010
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Liked best: Villas amenities (computer, washing machine, dishwasher)
Liked least: Location, not a lot of night life, need to go to St Lawrence
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