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“Best Holiday with top quality villa as well!!!”
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#5 Ajoupa Villas
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#5 Ajoupa Villas
Front view with pool
Main bedroom
View from main bedroom
Second bedroom
Upstairs hallway looking into the second bedroom
Living room
Living room
Fully equipped kitchen
Dining room
Dining room
Pool area
Front gates
Looking over the pool at the villa
View from the side of the house
Garden next to the house
Pool
Deck chairs infront of the pool
View from the sea
Sunset from Ajoupa Villas
Local Batts Rock Beach
One of the many beaches in Barbados
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Townhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Fitts, Saint James Parish, Barbados

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Kimberlee...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Holiday with top quality villa as well!!!”
Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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We arrived at the villa which was very easy to find considering we had never visited the island before! It is in an ideal location 5 minutes from the supermarket and beach. This villa is exactly as shown in the pictures and more. We meet the really friendly staff Shondra who was really nice and we spoke on the phone with Monica who was very helpful.
As we had our toddler with us we were given a travel cot and safety gate for the stairs.
My only feed back would be about the doors:-as my toddler would play with the doors which had locks on them my fear was he would lock himself in one of the rooms.I would recommend spare keys as i had to place thick towels on the door so they would be unable to close.
The pool is amazing and the grounds are very well kept. The neighbours like other visitors and a local called Smiley were really lovely and helpful.
One of the days we were there a pipe burst on the main road so we had no water to shower so the neighbour smiley brought us a couple of bottles of water to get us out the door! Later when we got back everything was back to normal.

We visited sights like the Nature Reserve, Harrisons Cave, Animal Flower Cave, Several Forts, Oistins Fish Fry Night on Friday and loads of different Beaches.

We highly recommend Arjoupa Villas to our family and friends. Anytime we visit Barbados we will be booking this Villa Again!!!

Thank you Roz and your staff for the lovely experience we had on our holiday x

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Liked best: Love the actual Villa and the grounds!The Pool OMG!
Liked least: Fear of the locks on the doors.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Patrick H
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“The Perfect vacation home!”
Reviewed 20 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Most times you visit a country your villa turns out to be a crash pad your are there to change clothes and sleep only. Ajoups 5 is more than that. It is outfitted with the best set of amenities and situated perfectly between Holetown and Bridgetown off the main road and the nearby Jordans supermarket has everything. The Wireless internet is the fastest I have ever used, a speed test put it about 20mbps, adequate enough to stream movies and make VOIP calls. All rooms have air conditioning and fans. The solar water heater provided warm water for showers long after midnight and very early in the morning. The pool is a hop skip and a jump away from your front door and is warm even on rainy days. Ajoupa 5 is perfect for the budget minded traveller who wants to experience Barbados at their own pace, loves to cook and does not mind staying in even though its sunny outside. Im definitley recommending to friends.

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Liked best: The Location
Liked least: Barbados Cable TV was poor
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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MrsDrake1
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“Beyond perfect”
Reviewed 4 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Everything from booking to departure was the best and easiest holiday we could have had.
A beautiful home from home for my young family of 4. Honest review of the essentials:
Location - close to the beech, easy reach to pretty much everywhere and we could even walk to a choice of places to eat if we didn't want to take the car or bus. We did find with it being June that being on the west coast just a few miles from the south coast we got less clouds which is bizarre for such a small island!
House - breath taking views to wake up to. Everything we needed was there - just like it is at home. More than enough space not to be in each others pockets with the added bonus of the gardens and pool
Owners - gave us the low down and suggestions of everything we needed to now to make the most of our time there
Island - so laid back and friendly it's unbelievable. The beaches are gorgeous, we had a few favourites but each beach offered something different to the last. The food... Was so great we all put on a few pounds!
Now we just need to look at flights for next year as we will be coming back here, can't imagine stopping in a hotel again!

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janebN714...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Comfortable, clean and beautiful house”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a fantastic week at 5 Ajoupa villas. The house is very comfortable and clean. It is in a lovely setting and extremely good value for money. We would definitely stay here again. Great location for beautiful beaches and to access the rest of the island.

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Liked best: Very homely and comfortable
Liked least: Limited kitchen utensils
Your age range 50-64
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harry c
1 review
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“Garden, pool & sea-views of a Tropical hotel with the economy, space & independence of home.”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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A villa/ apartment holiday offers the convenience, space & independence of home which a hotel lacks- but, unless in a holiday complex with associated crowds- the extra utility usually comes at the expense of the ambience, on-site swimming pool & easy access to a beach vital to the Tropical 'feel-good' factor. We know - we have a time-share in Spain. No such compromise here. This small development is an aesthetic delight in its own right - with sea views, lovely gardens and the pool, although shared, is never crowded - much more peaceful than all but the most exclusive hotel. Beach and supermarket are within easy walking distance and, although we enjoyed having a car, but for the attractiveness of the island itself, we could easily have remained at Ajoupa throughout. Otherwise, the public transport system in Barbados offers an easy & economical alternative. Failing that, we did the Jolly Roger Party cruise and they picked us up and dropped us off at the door - not at the nearest hotel - ideal given the likely effects of the rum punch! Catered hotel costs in Barbados are at a premium but trying to save on a 'room only' basis is likely to end up even more costly as eating out is equally expensive. Although supermarket prices are also higher than in the UK, the value for money offered by this property and the ability to self-cater properly - not just a microwave in the corner of a hotel room - more than makes up for that. If you can afford to stay at Sandy Lane - fine - but, if not, to enjoy the tropical experience without paying tropical prices, this is an ideal alternative within a 2 mile radius. The owner (Roz) and her agent (Monica) could not have been more helpful throughout. Internet access to home and a phone on hand to call Monica in emergency freed us from worries. That we were not running up hidden room or service charges made us quite smug and, with dependent children, our hotel choice usually lies between the inconvenience of a shared room or the worry - and cost - of a second room with unsupervised access. This was not a problem here - any more than it is at home - and, if they were careless keeping their clothes clean, what better than a washer-dryer to hand? If the opportunity presents itself, we will certainly return even if it is just the two of us. In the Caribbean, we normally cruise because the daily costs are better value at sea. If ambience & relaxation are not enough and you need wall-to-wall entertainment or catering, a cruise will still be better value than a hotel. Personally, however, even on a ship, we don't choose to be organised to this extent and, this time, for the small 'nuisance' of self-catering, we got a much better feel for Barbados, we were delighted to get away from the crowds associated with a resort - floating or otherwise - and if we wanted something different from international banqueting cuisine or a drink without a bar bill - we could get it for ourselves. It was a winning formula. It could always be combined with a cruise - which is what we did - but, to our surprise, we found we could just as easily have done without the cruise! We had visited the other ports before anyway - as we had Barbados - but it was only by staying ashore we discovered how much more this place has to offer.

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Liked best: We would have had to pay much more elsewhere for this ambience.
Liked least: Full cooker, fridge freezer & washer-dryer great but needs more crockery/cutlery.
Travelling group: Teenagers
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