About this listing
Recently renovated, 'Pura Vida" consists of three one bed apartments on the ground floor and two two bedroom apartments on the first floor.
Inspired by the outdoor Caribbean lifestyle all the units have a large front balcony space leading into a modern kitchen/living room area with a joining bedroom/s. All the bedrooms are en suite, have a walk in closet and are fully air conditioned.
The kitchens are compact yet functional with enough crockery for a party of six. Each unit has its own laundry facility in addition a communal washer is located under the western stairs in the event of a breakdown; drying lines are provided.
High Speed Wireless is available throughout and each unit has satellite TV.
Pura Vida is conveniently located;
75m from a shopping Arcade containing an ATM, convenience store and a coffee shop.
100m from the main bus route from Speightstown to Bridgetown, Oistins or the Airport.
150m from the Caribbean Sea and only a short walk further to Sandy Lane Beach!
300m from central Holetown the Post Office and SuperCentre - the larger supermarket.
The Sunset Crest Beach Facility located at The Beach House in Holetown and is available for residents of Pura Vida!
Bathroom and Changing facilities along with a pool and loungers are provided along with a private shower and beach access. See Pictures.
For Drivers; Private off road Parking is provided. Holetown is central along the islands' longer north south axis. 15 minutes drive to either Bridgetown or Speightstown and only 25 minutes to the east coast and 30 minutes to the airport.
High Speed Internet, Direct Television, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking!
100 feet from Italia Coffee House!
No need to rent a car as easy access to bus routes!
We had a wonderful stay at Bryn's apartment. Just a short walk to the pool and the beach, lots of restaurants, some shops and a grocery store. The apartment was quite nice and the bed was amazingly comfortable. The bathroom is small but has a good amount of space for your toiletries. In addition to great bath towels, beach towels were also provided. Nice living area, lots of satellite TV channels. Bryn left us some groceries, which we really appreciated after a long day of traveling. Make sure you look out the back windows occasionally. We saw a bunch of monkeys on our last day and wondered how many times we had missed them. During our visit, mosquitoes were quite active. Bug repellant is a must. And sunscreen, lots of sunscreen! Bryn and his mum, Ruth, were friendly and helpful hosts. Thank you both!
Endroit paisible et magnifique! Nous avons adoré l'accueil chaleureux de Ruth et Bryn. La piscine et la plage à 8 minutes de marche. Nous n'avons pas loué de voiture, système d'autobus rapide et efficace. Nous recommandons cet endroit!
PuraVida is a great place to stay. Bryn and Ruth took good care for us and made us feel very welcome. The location is great. Very nice beach in walking distance and the Beach House facilities that you can use greatly add to the vacation experience on Barbados.
Pura Vida is the perfect place to stay in Holetown Barbados. Bryn and his mother Ruth are the best hosts. Bryn was accessible and very responsive even before my trip. I traveled to Barbados for a wedding and wanted to make a real vacation out of it. I was nervous about traveling on my own as a single woman and wanted to make sure I was going to be in a place that was not only safe, but also had some things for me to be able to do. Bryn was very kind and helped me to realize that Pura Vida was the perfect space for me to stay without making me feel pressured.
When I arrived, Ruth welcomed me and showed me around. She even offered to take a walk with me to check out the area. Later in the day, Bryn gave me a lift to visit with some other people in town for the wedding. They are super friendly and trust worthy hosts. I felt so at home with them. Bryn even made me delicious banana bread!!!
The apartment is just as it is described and the Beach club is PERFECT!
I can't recommend Pura Vida enough. I honestly think I'll be back.
We had the best Start in Barbados which we could have.
Bryn picked us up at the Airport and the Holiday started from this Time.
He is so friendly and gave us a lot of tips about beeing on barbados.
He is more a friend, than a renter.
His Mum Ruth is also very friendly and so helpful. The Apartment is so nice, comfy and clean.
Everything you Need is there.
The Patio is better than you Can imagine.
Everything you Need ( Supermarket, Bank, Coffe-Bar etc.) is close.
The beautiful Beach is just a 7 min Walk away.
Thank you Bryn, for this unforgetable Holiday!
We definitly recommend "Pura Vida" and we will come back.
We really enjoyed staying at Pura Vida, Bryn and Ruth were incredibly hospitable & always really helpful right from the point of enquiry. The apartment was really clean, bed linen so beautiful & it had a lovely porch to relax in. The location is five minutes from the beach. I'd definitely recommend!
Pura Vida says it all! We truly lived the Pure Life, the beach was literally a 5 minute walk from our gorgeous apartment. Ruth and Bryn, the dynamic mother and son duo, are extremely thoughtful and hospitable. Being that this was our first time in Barbados we didn't know what to expect but our gracious hosts made us feel like we were at home, we're definitely coming back and staying at Pura Vida! Everything we needed, from restaurants to a super market, was within close proximity (you can walk there). The apartment itself, we stayed in the 1 bedroom, is spacious and intimate. My wife and I absolutely loved the kitchen space, we made a wonderful guacamole with a lime from Bryn's land and some cilantro that Ruth was growing in her patio. The patio is a great place to hang out and take a Bajan nap. Even though the apartment comes with AC, you don't really need it because there's plenty of ventilation. The Wi-Fi was also another bonus, we could easily stay connected with friends and family back home. The next time we travel to Barbados we're definitely bringing our 2 kids and staying in the upstairs 2 bedroom, hopefully for an extended period of time!
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About the Host, Bryn
50% English 50% Welsh BUT 100% Barbadian!
After some time abroad culminating in a degree in Biochemistry from Bristol University UK I have returned home to Barbados.
Working with my brother; we operate a small development/construction company allowing us to engage in a variety of different aspects of island life ranging from tourism to agricultural to environmental.
Living with my girlfriend Marita and our Toby Dogg - I have a passion for growing things and find peace weeding the orchard, jury rigging the irrigation system or being in the middle of the Ocean.
As hobbies I enjoy hiking, cycling and kite surfing I also play squash and sail competitively.
I love Dominica - hiking and waterfalls - clouds on the ground and friendly people just happy to see you enjoying nature....
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