Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Swanage is a two-unit, beautifully restored traditional Barbadian Chattel house. It is an enchanting and tastefully decorated and furnished home - you can’t help but take back special memories from your stay!

The space

Swanage is a beautifully restored traditional Barbadian Chattel house. It is an enchanting and tastefully decorated and furnished home - you can’t help but take back special memories from your stay!

The upper apartment is a two bedroom ensuite, with an open style living area complete with dining out onto the wonderful and picturesque verandah that overlooks the Caribbean ocean. The lower unit offers one huge bedroom ensuite, with open style living area and dining out to a verandah that is exactly 4 feet above the beach. The balconies from both the upper and lower apartments both overhang the beach itself! They can be rented separately or as a complete unit if you so desire.

It’s not possible to get any closer to gorgeous white sand beach or the ocean on the island. Relax on the patio, watch the spectacular sunsets, sip a drink and look down at the ocean literally at your feet.

There’s always the constant sound of the sea, an unforgettable view, and the gentle rustle of trade winds in the Coconut trees. You can sit on the long stretch of beach, swim and snorkel in the protected lagoon (perfect for kids) or the more adventurous can surf or snorkel the barrier reef just beyond.

Step out onto the beach. Turn left and you can walk on the boardwalk to the spectacular Rockley beach, aka Accra beach, with its famous ultra fine white sand where locals and tourists mix. Turn right and stroll along the peaceful coast towards the famous Hilton beach. Back at Swanage, you will take with you a lasting memory of the sun sinking into the horizon, and as you sit cocktail in hand, you may even see the elusive green flash.

For foodies:
There are three great dining choices on the boardwalk, Blakey’s, Tapas, and Naru with a half dozen others within walking distance. Also be sure to catch the Saturday farmer’s market opposite Blakey’s from 9AM to 1PM for your typical local Barbadian produce and crafts.

For shoppers:
It’s a short walk to Lanterns mall, a great stop for groceries and general supplies, a pharmacy, health food store, Haagen Das ice cream, and tasty local and foreign food alternatives for those looking for a quick meal.

For duty free shoppers:
There are duty free shops in Worthing, five minutes by local bus or take a ten minute ride to Bridgetown. On Broad Street you will find fine jewelry shops, Cave Shepherd, a large department store, and other shops. For a great local shopping experience visit bustling Swan Street.

For history buffs:
There’s the Hastings Historic District and storied Garrison area of Barbados. It is the location of the Old Colonial Officers Quarters and Army Hospital. The Savannah comprises the main military guard buildings, with beautiful Victorian architecture complete with a large collection of old cannons, the Barbados Turf Club (Horse Racing), the historical museum, and a vast open sports area for rugby, soccer, cricket, all surrounded by walking and running tracks.

Guest access

Fully equipped kitchen.

Laundry room with washer and dryer.

Maid service is provided twice a week.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking in the apartment. No pets.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

7 nights minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Saskia User Profile
May 2017
Professional Airbnb host. Philip & Tina are so warm and welcoming. We had a great weeks stay. Home away from home with extra thoughts and details. Lovely property that's well located. Beach is great for kids. Lots of restaurants in the area. Highly recommended for anyone who would like to visit Barbados

Sally User Profile
April 2017
This charming house has the most wonderful location backing directly onto a beautiful beach and bay perfect for swimming. Comfortable, homely and characterful house with large open balcony overlooking wonderful views perfect for dining. Tina and Phil were incredibly helpful and friendly - the perfect hosts! Highly recommend.

Chris User Profile
September 2016
Brilliant location and a lovely home. Exactly as explained in the details. Phil and Tina were great hosts, big help in organising before the trip, met us on arrival and were there whenever we needed (which we didn't as no issues!). Would definitely come back and recommend to others...

Karen User Profile
July 2016
Philip our host was wonderful! He met us and had him follow us to the house even parked the car for me! The place was a perfect piece of Paradise better than the pictures! The location was great could walk to some great places to eat and was in the middle of every where we wanted to go. Philip was helpful with setting up any apps we might need on our phone. Never wanted to leave that balcony and view! If we get to come back to Barbados this is the place we would pick over resorts we saw on the island!

Vanessa User Profile
June 2016
Tina met us right as we arrived even helping to arrange a taxi to pick us up ($40us). I needed to make a cake for my husbands birthday and she left l the necessary supplies for me. This house is so cozy and the perfect Bajan experience.

Trevor User Profile
January 2016
Upper Swanage was fantastic. Great location, you can't get any closer to the beach. Many restaurants within walking distance, and there is a nearby grocery store and wine store. Upper Swanage itself was cosy but had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation. Well stocked kitchen, plenty of linens and towels, very clean and well maintained. We really enjoyed the beach and swimming area right in front of Upper Swanage...actually found it better than nearby and more popular Rockley Beach.

Lloyd User Profile
June 2015
Excellent location with fairly basic accommodation (more Bajan than western luxury). Affordably priced considering the two bedrooms and extremely comprehensively outfitted with cooking gear. Philip and Tina were very helpful in organising a rental car (highly recommended) and providing some local colour.

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Philip & Tina User ProfilePhilip & Tina is a superhost.

Your hosts are Philip and Tina Brennan.
Philip has been property managing for the past 15 years. Before that he was in a top local band.
Tina bakes and is famous for her carrot cakes !!

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