Desert Rose

Holetown, St. James

Holiday Villa Near Holetown


4 Bedroom Holiday Villa on the West Coast of Barbados


Gated Community Villa Close to Beaches with Plunge Pool

Superb holiday villa near Holetown, Desert Rose is ideally located at Pavilion Grove, in the parish of St James.  Pavilion Grove is an exclusive, gated development of six detached villas, each with their own private plunge pool surrounded by landscaped gardens. Situated just a few minutes walk from the beaches of Glitter Bay and the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel on the fabulous West Coast of Barbados.

The villa is a comfortable, detached 4 bedroom property offering approximately 2,000 sq ft of living space, it’s fully air conditioned and beautifully furnished. Desert Rose provides the finest in self catering accommodation.

Desert Rose has four bedrooms.  One bedroom is on the ground floor and the other three bedrooms  are upstairs.  All of the bedrooms are air conditioned and have ceiling fans, and are equipped with hair dryers. They all have en-suite bathrooms.

The living room, kitchen, dining area and laundry room are all on the ground floor. The modern fitted kitchen is fully equipped. The living room is complete with Cable TV, DVD player and is air conditioned with ceiling fans, opening onto a verandah both at the side and at the front of the villa. To the side there is a sun deck with a plunge pool, BBQ and sun loungers.

Outside there is off-road parking for a car.  We’re happy to provide quotes for car hire which is a great addition to your stay and certainly helps with the shopping.  However, if you’d like to avoid driving whilst on holiday, car hire is not essential while staying at this villa  as it’s so near to Holetown.  The bus stop is very conveniently located and the buses are frequent and inexpensive.

We are happy to help with any arrangements before or during your stay.  Additional services can be arranged such as a villa chef, ‘spa at home’ therapies, babysitting or tennis coaching.  There are so many things to see and do and all water sports are available from the nearby beach – a catamaran trip is a wonderful way to see the island and to swim with our beautiful turtles and tropical fish.  Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire: US$7.00 per sunbed and US$7.50 per umbrella, one umbrella can shade two chairs (even if you get 8 chairs you only need 4 umbrellas) (prices correct at time of writing).  There are fabulous tropical gardens to visit and many activities such as yoga and horse riding.  The dining choices are endless and of the highest quality from road side eateries to world class fine dining.

Desert Rose is perfectly suited for a family holiday or a group of friends.  Equally it can be a quiet romantic getaway or great accommodation for business travellers. If you’d like to holiday on the west coast of Barbados, near to Holetown, then contact us to book this great villa.

General Amenities
Telephone - Free Landline
On-Site Parking
Cable TV Service
Air Conditioning Bedrooms and living and dining area
Hair Dryer
Private Entrance
Iron & Ironing Board
Laptop friendly workspace
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Beach Towels
Maid Service
Ceiling Fans
Books Library

Bedroom 1 King size bed and double sized futon with ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 2 Double bed with ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 3 Double bed with ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 4 Twin beds that can be made into king size if preferred with ensuite bathroom

Bathroom 1 Ensuite - walk in shower, double vanity sink, toilet
Bathroom 2 Ensuite - walk in shower, vanity sink, toilet
Bathroom 3 Ensuite - walk in shower, vanity sink, toilet
Bathroom 4 Ensuite - walk in shower, vanity sink, toilet

Self Catering
Oven with Grill (Broil)
Pots, Pans, Utensils
Crockery and Cutlery
Chopping boards
Items in the property on arrival Welcome pack, basic cleaning supplies

Welcome Pack contains: bread, butter, tea, milk, cereal, jam, 6 bottles of water, orange juice, sugar, salt/pepper Starter supplies of cleaning supplies are provided on arrival. It’s expected that once used, guests will purchase what they require.

Dining Area
Inside Dining Table
Outside Dining Table

Private Swimming Pool Pool size: 13ft x 10ft
Pool Deck
Garden Umbrellas
Gated Community

At the nearby beach, sun beds and umbrellas can be hired: The price for a bed or umbrella is US$7.50/day each (price correct at time of writing). One umbrella can shade 2 sun beds.

Safety Features
Security Box/Safe
First Aid Kit
Security Lighting
Electronic Gated Access

Other Services Available
Concierge We offer a complimentary concierge service to all our guests before and during their stay
Property Manager On call 24/7
Check In Time From 15.00hrs
Check Out Time By 12.00hrs
Check in/out Procedure Managed by Property Manager
Private Chef Enquire for more information and prices
Transfers Can be arranged at additional cost
Child Care and Baby Sitting Available at extra cost
Baby Equipment Hire Available at extra cost
Car/Scooter/Bicycle Hire Quotes can be provided and arrangements made
Hairdressing, Beauty Treatments, Nails Available at extra cost
Spa Services and Massage Discounts available for Paradise rentals guests
24hr Medical Centre Open 365 days/year in Holetown

Water sports
Jet skiing
Tube rides
Water skiing
Scuba Diving
Swim with turtles
Deep Sea Fishing
Glass bottom boat trips
Submarine tours
Kite Surfing
Scenic Tours and Drives
Historic Houses
Botanic Gardens
Steam Railway
Rum tours and tasting
Music Festivals
Food Festivals
Tennis Nearby Holetown
Mountain biking
Horse Riding
Equestrian events
Holistic Therapies
Holistic Retreats
Cookery Classes
Art and Painting Workshops
Golf Nearby Royal Westmoreland
Boat Trips
Duty Free Shopping
Bars/Sports Bars
Fine/Vegan Dining
Eco Tours and Retreats
Farmers Markets
Wildlife Reserve
Animal Sanctuary

Rates in US$ Per Night
Winter Season: 10 Jan - 30 April US$450
Summer Season: 1 May - 16 Dec US$395
Christmas: 17 Dec - 9 Jan US$550
Terms and Conditions
There is a 10% Government Levy added to the total price
There is a booking fee of US$30
There is a security deposit held against damages of US$1000
There is a minimum stay of 4 nights (10 nights over the Christmas/New Year period)
TO BEACH 500 metres
TO LOCAL SHOPS 15 minute walk to Holetown
TO NEAREST TOWN 15 minute walk to Holetown
TO AIRPORT 12 miles, 30 minutes drive
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5 out of 18 reviews
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11/02/2020 Desert Rose
by Indira

This spacious villa provided us with all the facilities we needed ahead of our wedding. The large en-suite bathrooms with double sinks were very useful. The verandah to the front was very comfortable and the decking with plunge pool to the side was a great space in which to relax. We had all the household items that we needed including a large laundry room with a big washer and a dryer. The air conditioning in all living and sleeping areas kept us cool.

03/04/2019 Superb – highly recommended
by Andrew

Desert Rose is a superb villa in a wonderful country. We all felt completely secure in the gated Pavilion Grove. The villa is roomy and has everything a family on holiday requires (there were 8 in our group). Because the pool is not too deep (just three feet) its was ideal to have our 4 year old to float about in. The villa has its own parking space right at the side which is great.
Every bedroom has its own bathroom facilities so everyone had privacy. There was plenty of room for social times on the veranda or by the pool. We enjoyed breakfast outside everyday. The villa also has ceiling fans as well as air-conditioning, just in case you don’t like a/c.
Karen, our superhost, was always considerate and professional. She responded swiftly to all of my questions. The concierge service was excellent, always on hand and with lots of local knowledge. We really appreciated the driver service from the airport.
I totally recommend Desert Rose. We all had a fantastic time. We were thrilled with everything and would most certainly recommend the villa. Thank you.

23/03/2019 Didn't want to leave!
by Deborah

We stayed for 7 nights at Desert Rose Villa. There were six of us plus a baby. It was comfortable for everyone. Just a short walk to the lovely beach and conveniently located for Holetown. A real home from home. We didn’t want to leave!

01 24, 2019 Totally perfect
by Simon

Totally perfect for our group of eight adults. All of the rooms are spotlessly clean and there is lots of space throughout the villa. The kitchen is really well stocked with everything you need. Desert Rose is just a few minutes easy walk to a superb beach that we have become familiar with. It’s really near to the Lone Star Restaurant and The Top Deck for great beach dining. We are eight very happy people who will all be re-booking as soon as the flight dates are made available!!

01 17, 2019 Superb
by Susan

We found Desert Rose to be well appointed and very clean. The villa is well looked after. It was just a bit too far for us to walk into Holetown but the buses are everywhere and very frequent and inexpensive so it wasn’t a problem. The property manager Jacintha was on hand to help with any queries and she made our beach arrangements at ‘Top Deck’.
We had a fabulous stay. We really like the location and Jacintha. All we required was attended to right away. We would absolutely love to return.

11 18, 2018 Lovely stay!
by Randy Clemens

My family and I stayed a week here and had an amazing time! The house was spotless, had plenty of towels and sheets, and was even stocked with basic food necessities, water, bread, eggs etc for the next morning. A huge help when you arrive at night with little children! We were greeted by the hostess Jacintha who was wonderful ! She even babysat our kids one night so we could go out. The location is convenient, very close drive to Holetown and a short walk to the beach! All in all a wonderful stay. Thanks very much!

06 27, 2018 Hope to be back!
by Chris

Desert Rose was well suited for our holiday in Barbados. The villa is just a short drive to a marine sanctuary on the beach, where you can swim and snorkel. Grocery shopping was simple at the Massy Supermarket in Holetown. There are excellent bars and restaurants, and we enjoyed great sunsets. At Millie’s fish-market we found fresh fish daily. Desert Rose is perfectly equipped and we made good use of the BBQ. We used the plunge pool and the deck every day. We enjoyed our dinner on the veranda, serenaded by the singing tree frogs! We would all love to stay at Desert Rose again and hope to be back soon!

02 18, 2018 Highly Recommended
by Michael

I completely recommend this villa for everyone in search of a really peaceful, relaxed, and scenic get-away. The accommodation are lovely and a reasonable price. Hosts supplied lots of recommendations and local suggestions. Four of us stayed at Desert Rose and we each had our own bedroom with a private bathroom and temperature controlled air conditioning. We cooked and ate al fresco each morning before we took the short stroll to the beach or we would hop onto a bus for another adventure. We miss Barbados!

02 13, 2018 Great holiday home
by Mathew

Our stay was great. The villa is very well set out and every thing is of really good quality and exactly as listed on the web site. It’s a five minute stroll to a gorgeous beach and a just short bus or taxi journey to Holetown. Jacintha did an excellent job of settling us in on arrival and was accommodating for our check out. I hope we are able to return again soon !

06 16, 2017 Beautiful home
by Barbara

Had 10 nights here. A spacious, homely, secure ,ultra clean and comfortable home.? Fantasic location close to some of the best eateries and beaches and within walking distance to Hole-town. I can’t wait to go back. A real hidden gem…..stunning and more than delivered on our expectations

06 15, 2017 Perfect location, beautiful and immaculate colonial style house…an all-round winner!!
by Michelle Mercer

An absolutely beautiful house in the heart of St. James, Barbados. Immaculately clean, with 4 big double bedrooms and large bathrooms (3 of which are en-suite). This lovely house is typically colonial style and located in a perfect spot. Five minutes from Holetown, the shops and of course, bars and restaurants. It’s also just a couple of minutes walk from the stunning beaches at St James. We walked down the beach almost everyday and had lunch at the famous JuJu’s and The Lone Star, which are both literally minutes away too. We found at great spot with extremely comfortable beds outside Santi beach bar, where the famous ‘Freddie’ attends to your every need with humour, charm and courtesy. The house is ideal for families, groups of friends and/or couples. We went as a group of 4 mature ladies and had a fantastic time. We will most definitely be coming back to this winner of a house at St. James!!

06 15, 2017 Perfect Holiday!
by Janet Sixsmith

This property is an authentic colonial house that made me feel like I was in the “real” Barbados. It is very spacious and you have every facility you need for a wonderful holiday. The bedrooms were all lovely with large en suite bathrooms and great showers. It has a spacious verandah with ceiling fans that was comfortable and a great space to either dine or just to have a nightcap. It also has a cooling plunge pool with additional space for sunbathing or having lunch. It felt very safe and the outside areas were well tended giving a very pretty overall impression. It was less than 5 minutes to walk to a fantastic beach across the road which has very comfortable sunbeds and a couple of great, reasonably priced, beach restaurants serving fresh fish etc. However, if you want to spoil yourself the Lonestar is just there as well! There are many fantastic restaurants only a short taxi ride away and you can be in Holetown in 5mins. I would highly recommend this property!

01 14, 2017 A perfect holiday
by Avril Brown

This beautiful, comfortable, spacious and well appointed property was the ideal base for our wonderful holiday in Barbados. We particularly loved dining on the verandah and lounging by the plunge pool in the late afternoon after a day at the beach. Service was excellent: Karen at Paradise Rentals ensured all went smoothly prior to our trip. Veronica shopped for us in advance and looked after us very well during our stay and Jacintha, a very kind and cheerful lady, kept the house spotless for us. Barbados has so much to offer, but our highlights this time would be the Gospel breakfast at the Crane Hotel then a day at Crane Beach, lunch at Champers (fabulous restaurant and not as pricey as some), North Point’s spectacular scenery and the Animal Flower Cave, a visit to St Nicholas Abbey, a stroll along the boardwalk at Hastings, a turtle watching trip with Silver Moon, cocktails at Sharkeys bar in St Lawrence Gap, lunch at the Round House at Bathsheba or at the Lone Star (walking distance) and dinner at the Tides in Holetown (fabulous surroundings and good food, although silly prices). Our favourite beaches were the Garden (our nearest), Paynes Bay, Mullins and Accra / Rockley (great beach bar, much better and cheaper than the one at Mullins). As regards 3 Pavilion Grove I cannot recommend this property highly enough and only hope it is available when we next visit Barbados!

12 25, 2016 An incredible Christmas
by Louise Delahunty

Truly a little haven. We had the most wonderful Christmas in this beautiful property which has been decorated to the highest of standard and excellent taste. Location was perfect and Karen Whittaker exceeded our expectations as we received a first class service from Paradise Rentals. We look forward to returning soon as we really had a ball. The icing on the cake for our teenagers was meeting Justin Bieber at Fairmont Beach.

01 16, 2016 Awesome Trip to Barbados
by Matthew Stevens

My family and I had a blast when we visited Barbados. Plenty of space for 8 of us, and the location was perfect. Our favorite locations were Ju-Ju’s and by the end of the trip we ran across a bar/restaurant near the Lone Star hotel called Santi’s. The best beach chairs and beach bar we ran into towards the later portion of our trip. We had a blast and will definitely be coming again in the future!!!

03 22, 2015 Highly Recommended
by Lori Andrews

The Andrews Family had such a wonderful time when we stayed at Pavillion Grove, Barbados. The luxury villa was a dream and we had a very friendly and helpful welcome and even had welcome beers in the fridge for us. The location was perfect, moments away from The Lone Star and JuJu’s and a really easy drive to different spots like Mullins, Holetown and many Rum Shacks!! The villa was kept immaculately and when we’d had enough of the beach which was literally 2 minutes away we could saunter back and relax by the pool or the lovely terrace watching baby monkeys and hummingbirds. I would highly recommend you stay at 3 Pavilion Grove in Hole Town, St. James, we will certainly be back when we are looking for a villa in Barbados!

09 02, 2014 Fabulous holiday at No.3 Pavilion Grove
by Andrew Platts

My family and friends visited Barbados in early August 2014 and on arrival at 3 Pavilion Grove we were all greeted and welcomed to the villa with friendly introductions and a guided tour of the splendid property.
We arrived quite late into the afternoon / early evening which made shopping difficult, however – essential items such as bread, tea bags, milk and cereal were provided for our arrival. A critical supply of Banks Beer was also awaiting us in the fridge!
The villa is located in a nice and quiet cul-de-sac location and is wonderfully positioned for the beach (literally a nice and leisurely 5 minute walk across the road) and the location is also ideal for access to local restaurants and bars (you must try Ju – Ju’s beach bar! Well worth a visit for a tuna salad and a rum punch or two). The villa is beautiful and provided everything we needed and more. The small pool to the side made afternoons both relaxing and enjoyable as the youngsters cooled down after a hard day’s work at the beautiful Barbados beaches…
The villa was kept immaculate by the cleaner who visited twice per week. Nothing was too much trouble for this kind lady.
We can’t thank our hosts enough – we had a fantastic two week holiday and we hope that we are able to have a return visit to 3 Pavilion Grove in the very near future. Thank you all so much!

07 14, 2012 We will be going back again!
by Paddy

This was our first time in Barbados and it was my partners 50th birthday – we were warmly greeted at the property and all the food we had pre-ordered was in place (even the 21 bottles of tonic water – we has asked for 2L!) The location is great in a quiet gated cul-de-sac and the house, No. 3 Pavilion Grove, is just stunning, it’s everything it is in the pictures and more. The beach is a 2 minute walk away and the famous Lone Star Restaurant is just down the road and a must for a visit. For a more informal beach bar Ramshackles is very hard to beat, enjoy a beer and watch the sun set! We will be going back again!

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