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Villa Mia Studio 4 Near Miami Beach

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6 bedrooms
1 bathroom
2 guests
5 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Villa Mia Holiday Rental Apartments is a delightfully decorated apartment complex comprising of 6 self catering studio apartments set within walking distance of the beautiful, popular Miami Beach in Oistins which is suitable for swimming and surfing on the vibrant south coast of Barbados. It is also only a short walk to Freights and South Point Bays which are also very popular with surfers. Villa Mia is registered with the Barbados Tourism Product Authority - Licence number 0103 Please note that a mandatory 10% government accommodation levy will be required to be paid in CASH at check-in. This applies to all Barbados properties as of August 01st, 2018. Cleaning fee-US$55 per week. Mandatory clean is required once per week which includes change of bed linen as well as towels. TripAdv...Villa Mia Holiday Rental Apartments is a delightfully decorated apartment complex comprising of 6 self catering studio apartments set within walking distance of the beautiful, popular Miami Beach in Oistins which is suitable for swimming and surfing on the vibrant south coast of Barbados. It is also only a short walk to Freights and South Point Bays which are also very popular with surfers. Villa Mia is registered with the Barbados Tourism Product Authority - Licence number 0103 Please note that a mandatory 10% government accommodation levy will be required to be paid in CASH at check-in. This applies to all Barbados properties as of August 01st, 2018. Cleaning fee-US$55 per week. Mandatory clean is required once per week which includes change of bed linen as well as towels. TripAdvisor only facilitates payment of 1 clean so if you are staying more than 1 week you will be required to pay for the subsequent cleans at checkin n CASH The studios are very spacious with a king size bed which accommodates either 2 adults OR 1 adult and 1 child over 5 years of age (not suitable for under fives) All of the studios are completely self contained with a kitchen which includes a four burner gas stove with oven, fridge, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, kettle and anything else you may need.Each studio has its own private bathroom, dining facilities for two, 2 ceiling fans, a safe deposit box, Cable TV and super fast 240Mbs WiFi The apartments have been finished with style and Caribbean flair all uniquely designed to provide very comfortable yet affordable accommodation.They are set in the conveniently located Thornbury Hill , Oistins just a few steps away from Miami Beach, the famous Oistins fish fry as well as other beautiful beaches and an array of cafes, restaurants, shops, supermarket, bank, gym, doctor's office, pharmacy etc. Villa Mia is directly on the bus route and the local bus stops right outside our driveway. There are a range of facilities available to guests, including a weekly housekeeping service, a token operated laundry service, outdoor showers, a beautiful garden with lots of outside seating areas and alfresco dining under the mango tree. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: BTPALICENSENO.0103More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Cleaning fee-US$45.00 per clean. Obligatory clean is required once per week which includes change of bed linen and towels. As with most self catering we provide you with a complimentary starter pack which includes toilet paper, kitchen roll, garbage bags, hand soap, washing up liquid etc. You would need to buy more from the local supermarket if needed. Rates are subject to change without notice
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Mia R
Hosting since August 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsMike and Mia are in the office most mornings to assist you with any booking of activities, car hire or any other information needed. We can also be contacted via WhatsApp outside office hours. We are on hand to provide you with airport transfers, personalised checkin and to assist in any way we can to make you stay at Villa Mia memorable. Villa Mia is registered with the Barbados Tourism Product Authority - Licence number 0103
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Reviews (23)
amina123
amina123
11 contributions
We had a great stay, the studio was well stocked and very clean. A short walk from the town and the beach as well as being reasonably priced. The garden is well kept and full of lovely flowering plants.
Visited February 2019
Written 14 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Villa M
Villa M
Thank you Amina for your lovely review. You were the perfect guest. Hope to see you again Best regards Mia & Mike
Written 15 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LYNN C
LYNN C
1 contribution
Beautiful villa close to beach and resturants. Hosts were brilliant, from Mike fetching us from the airport with a clear sign and to Mia going beyond and even taking me to buy some prints at a local hotel. We enjoyed our stay immensely and I even got my engagement ring in Bridgetown :)
Visited March 2019
Written 26 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Villa M
Villa M
Hi Lynn. Thank you for your lovely review. You truly were perfect guests. Hope you have a fantastic wedding. Lots of love Mia & Mike
Written 26 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LizandTerryC
LizandTerryC
Harrogate, United Kingdom23 contributions
We have stayed at Villa Mia twice and have booked a third stay next year. It’s minutes from the beach and the fish fry, and is equipped with everything you need, King size bed, tv, safe, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, oven, fridge freezer and toaster. Both the accommodation and the outside space is well maintained and lovely and clean. The WiFi is good as is the cable tv, not that you’ll spend much time indoors as the beach is literally a 3 minute walk away. Oistins bus station is about 5 minutes away for travel around the island and ‘reggae’ buses stop really close to the accommodation too. The supermarket is only about a 10 minute walk away and there’s a great little convenience store just at the bottom of the hill, which sells most things too. Mike and Mia are excellent hosts and go above and beyond to make every stay special!
Visited March 2019
Written 12 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Villa M
Villa M
Thank you Liz and Terry for your lovely review. You truly are our special top drawer guests. Your lovely easygoing nature make hosting you a joy. Looking forward to seeing you again next year. Stay well Mia & Mike xx
Written 14 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frances J
Frances J
2 contributions
I recently stayed at Villa Mia for the second time. It is in a great location close to the beautiful Miami beach, Oistins fish fry and grocery stores. The unit was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Mike and Mia are wonderful hosts readily available for anything you need. My mum and I had a wonderful time and hope to go back again soon!
Visited January 2019
Written 24 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Villa M
Villa M
Thank you Francis and Mary for being perfect guests. We always love having you stay with us at Villa Mia and hope to see you again soon.
Written 26 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WilsonSmillie
WilsonSmillie
1 contribution
Barbados in November, island of paradise, does what it says on the tin. Hot sunny days, pleasantly cool nights with tropical rain showers while you sleep. Vibrant, rugged, noisy, energetic, full of happiness, British colonial roots with a culture increasingly influenced by the US. Why would you not want to experience such a celebration of life by sealing yourself inside a compound disguised as a beach resort? Many do just that. Maybe if you have small kids, you’ll feel its safer for them, or is it ultimately safer for you? Every local we met was genuine and helpful, without being pushy and without being asked. When we did ask, help or directions were given warmly, no payment necessary; in fact the predominant question was: are you having a good time? Why would you want to come to this island, this place, if not to experience what it’s like to live here as a local? Let’s face it; the attraction of a US resort holiday is that it’s the same wherever you go in the world. Nods to those with children; gotcha. Ditto the elderly and infirm. Shame on fit couples. Fortunately, the planet is not a carbon copy of a beach resort, and long may it be so. A little-known fact; all Barbados beaches are open to the public and must have public access lanes. Including the ones fronted by resorts with high walls right up to the shoreline. We chose to stay at Villa Mia, on Thornbury Road in Oistins (pronounced Oi-stins), a lively community south of Bridgetown, and little more about our accommodation further on in this review. Oistins main claim to fame is its fish fry; a village-in-a-village comprising food stalls, performance spaces and trinket sellers that’s alive with music and dance on weekend nights, but is open all week too. It’s a destination. All fish provided by the open market next door, caught by local fishermen who drop their catch off at its pier. You can feed turtles from the pier, so it’s good for kids. They can get up close and see wildlife as it is. Turtles are ubiquitous on the west coast and we actually surfed with them in Freights Bay, a half-mile south of Enterprise Beach, where their feeding grounds are. They show a disregard for humans and Ruth was lucky enough to have one pop up for air within touching distance while she was paddling out for her next shred. Oistins is characterised by a cacophony of life lived at 11; Colonel Boogie air-horns, pounding reggae day and night, locals holding up traffic while they chat to their friends and ocean-going aircraft bringing more holidaymakers to Grantley Adams International only 10 miles away. The fabulous beaches; Miami for families, Enterprise for good swimmers and those who like a bit of shade. The beaches & waters on the west side of the island are safe and warm. On the south, its windier with higher waves; great for kite surfing and less busy, more so on the east coast where the waves are bigger, the seas more exposed to the Atlantic Ocean and hardly a soul to be seen. On the day we went to Silver Sands, a couple of miles south of Oistins, we were two of six people on the beach, not counting the pair of kite surfers. Rips are present on any ocean-facing beach, but they are mild here compared to Australia or South Africa, so it’s still safe to play in the sea. After a few hours roasting in the sun, the resort at the other end of the beach welcomed us for drinks even though we weren’t guests. Villa Mia was our home for two weeks. We found it on Holiday Lettings and chose it on proximity to beaches and the vibe of Oistins. A collection of 6 studio apartments with balcony, I believe there are two larger apartments as well. We researched carefully before we arrived, and after living there, we know we made the right choice. There are thousands of apartments to choose from, all over the island, prices are competitive and what makes the difference is the personal service from Mia and Mike that’s there if you need it and not if you don’t. Each night after a long day touring the island, sunning on beaches, exploring Bridgetown or swimming in caves, lunch at the Plantation House, we would sit on the balcony of Number 4 with beer and wine reading our books and chatting about tomorrow’s sortie. The nights were cool, but warm enough not to need a cardi when outside. The apartment had ceiling fans, which were enough to keep things cool inside as I’m not a great fan (sic) of ice-cold aircon units in bedrooms. In the evenings, the growl of bus engines, air-horns (from the ZR drivers touting for passengers), boom box reggae (from the same ZR drivers) competed with tree frogs, crickets, songbirds and a background choir of barking dogs reminding us we were truly in the Caribbean, where life never stops; it only pauses for breath. Back home in Edinburgh writing this review, I miss it all already. I want to go back soon. Highlights? Well, many to mention, but surfing with turtles while Wayne from Ride the Tide was shouting over the noise of the waves for me to stand up on the board was definitely one. Much the same was our guide Jay, up at North Point, where we swam in caves hollowed out by millions of years of erosion of seawater. He was a perfect example of local knowledge and a man I could’ve become friends with had we been able to stay longer. Finally, the busses. Yes, transportation was a highlight. There are 3 grades of public bus transport on Barbados; • Government-regulated hard seated Blue busses mainly used by the elderly as they’re easy to get on and off and the bus passes for over 60’s are free. • Yellow busses. Smaller that the Blues; not sure what their USP is. We were on one once and it was … well, a bus. • ZR busses, private enterprise, licenced (not regulated) lower spec than taxis, based on the Toyota Hi-Ace platform. Key accessories were Colonel Boogie air-horns and loud music systems blasting out Reggae or Hip-hop and usually both. The name ZR comes from the registration plates they have, and we used them to get around, a lot, despite dire warnings from Mia about safety. ZR drivers ‘pinch’ passengers from the more regulated Blue and Yellow busses using their horns, and sometimes the ‘conductor’ would leap into the pavement to grab us for a lift. There are hundreds of them, and the road between Oistins and Bridgetown seems like Monaco during the Grand Prix as they all drive at speeds beyond design limits, and brake just as hard. On one journey back to Oistins, our driver was no more than 2 feet behind another ZR at 70km/hr when he knew the one in front would randomly stop for pick-ups and drop-offs. His reactions on the steering wheel and brakes were impressive and almost as fast as my bowels. Seating capacity in ZR’s is limited only by the shape of the bodywork. No standing is allowed or possible. I counted 16 headrests, 2 fold-up jump-seats and during another journey from Bridgetown Bus Terminal (Constitution River), there were 23 passengers crammed in, including 2 infants. But don’t think the Blue busses are any better; they’re just bigger. And passengers can stand. Its BJ$2 to go anywhere, for any length of journey, on any of the busses. Our one full day visit to Speightstown, was 2 days before leaving to go home. We caught the Blue bus at Oistins in the morning and had a fairly sedate, if bumpy, ride north for 70 minutes. On the way home, we sat in the bus shelter on the main street, waiting to catch the bus back to the south. After no more than a few minutes, a woman came out of her home from across the street to ask if we were waiting on the bus. Then she told us the bus doesn’t come through the town, so we had to walk 1 km to the bus station where we were dropped off earlier in the day. The bus station in Speightstown looks like a bus station should look like; people waiting at stands, some small shops selling papers and drinks, lots of school kids milling about. But no busses. We stood at the Oistins stand for 30 minutes and not one bus appeared on any of the stands. Across the street, yellow and blue busses were disgorging passengers COMING to Speightstown, but none were driving into the station to on-board passengers LEAVING Speightstown. What about schedules and timetables? No such beasts exist in Barbados, because all the locals know when the busses come and where they are going, so what use is a schedule? People wait at bus stops, but as a tourist, you’ll have to ask a local if a bus will actually come and if it does, is it going your way. Oistins was the end of the line, but we were on a ‘top road’ bus that serviced all the communities inland from the bigger towns, so it took a while; more than 2 hours. The driver must’ve driven ZR’s in his spare time because he was an absolute maniac. On that journey we discovered how important these services are for the locals. We never saw a cage full of chickens being lugged on-board, but we did discover that the east side of Bridgetown is a financial and technology hub with all the modern malls and buildings housing the global consulting firms, and the busses are the only way for workers to get to and from their communities to work. Finally, that night, we got to sit on our balcony at Villa Mia and watch the Barbadian world go by with a beer at hand, and all was well again. Take my advice. Go there. You’ll love it. Ruth & Brian, Edinburgh, Scotland
Visited November 2018
Written 29 December 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Villa M
Villa M
Thank you Ruth and Brian for such a wonderful review detailing life in Barbados. It sure made us smile. You were the perfect guests - so easygoing and friending. We’re so happy you enjoyed Barbados and Villa Mia. Thank you also for taking such good care of your apartment. We would definitely love to host you again. All the best from Mia & Mike.
Written 30 December 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GNG-KJ
GNG-KJ
1 contribution
Our stay at Villa Mia over Christmas was absolutely perfect! The location was a short walk to Miami Beach and the famous Oistins Fish Fry! The apartment was exceptional - clean, comfortable and like a home! The owners were great for ideas and arrangements of a rental car and places to visit. We will definitely be back!
Visited December 2018
Written 27 December 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Villa M
Villa M
Thank you Gary and KJ for your kind words. You were the perfect guests so easy going and friendly. Hope to see you sometime in the future.
Written 28 December 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Saskia B
Saskia B
Stuttgart, Germany1 contribution
Villa Mia is a lovely little place close to Oistins fish fry and the Airport. It's a 5mins walk to Miami Beach and a short drive to Rockley Beach and has supermarket, bus stop and other little shops near by. A very nice extra is the garden with the mango tree, we were sitting out there everyday watching lizzards and monkeys. Mike and Mia are lovely hosts and very helpful when it comes to activities and insider tipps. I highly recommend it and would come back myself!
Visited August 2018
Written 9 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Villa M
Villa M
Thank you Saskia and Sam for your lovely review. You really were a pleasure to host.
Written 9 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ilse409
ilse409
Roodepoort, South Africa5 contributions
We have had a most wonderful stay at Villa Mia Studio. The room was spacious, fully equipped kitchenet and immaculately well kept. With our arrival, which were late evening, Mike was waiting for us outside the building. We appreciated the gesture. He also took us for a drive down the road to view a part of town. The 29-hour flight from South Africa was put behind and we started our Barbados styled holiday. Plenty fish and Banks beer. Perfectly situated, closed to Miami beach. Which is a lovely shady beach with fine, perfect white sand. In the evenings we enjoyed Oistins. The restaurants selling BBQ fish dishes. ( No French cuisine). Plates were loaded with food to the rim. I trust that’s Barbados style. The local people were friendly and we felt save at all times. A tip when needed, taxi owners exchange US dollars to Barbados at no exchange cost.
Visited March 2018
Written 7 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Villa M
Villa M
Thank you Andries and isabella for your lovely review, you were the perfect guests to host. We are happy you had a wonderful stay in Barbados at Villa Mia. Thank you for being such easygoing and friendly guests. and we would love to host you any time you visit our shores again. Mia and mike
Written 8 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kayf689
kayf689
1 contribution
I recently rented a Studio at Villa Mia that was very clean and beautifully decorated. Mike and Mia were wonderful hosts and were attentive to accommodating our needs. The outdoor gardens and seating areas were lovely and the property was very well cared for. At night the ceiling fans kept us cool and comfortable, we were minutes from the beach and a corner strip maĺl. I would highly recommend this property.
Visited February 2018
Written 27 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Villa M
Villa M
Thank you
Written 1 March 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eileen B
Eileen B
Rosendale, NY4 contributions
Our apartment was just as described and SUPER clean! We were walking distance from stores, restaurants and beautiful Miami Beach. It is a bit noisy as the location is on a busy road. Mike and Mia were very gracious hosts - answered questions and arranged tours for us. We truly felt like their guests, not just renters. We are looking forward to returning to Barbados and Villa Mia.
Visited January 2018
Written 17 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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About the neighbourhood
A Little Fishing Village with the beautiful Miami Beach within walking distance. Oistins is a historic fishing and market town on the vibrant south coast of Barbados. Oistins is popular with both locals and tourists alike for its thriving fishing community and infamous Friday night Fish Fry cooking and serving up locally caught fish with ice cold Banks beer to wash it down. You can browse the street stalls and join in with the locals singing Karaoke. Oistins has a shopping complex area with a large Massey supermarket, a bank with ATM facilities and you can refuel at one of the gas stations plus doctors office and pharmacies. There are also a number of restaurants within walking distance.
Getting around
We are conveniently located on the bus routes. Grantley Adams airport is only a 10 minute drive away and we can arrange airport transfers for all our guests. We can also assist you in arranging car rentals. Free parking is available at Villa Mia.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Mia Studio 4 Near Miami Beach

Villa Mia Studio 4 Near Miami Beach is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Villa Mia Studio 4 Near Miami Beach has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Villa Mia Studio 4 Near Miami Beach has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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