We just arrived back from from a 10 day stay.
It worked out perfectly for our family of five.
We had a couple of problems when we first arrived which were attended to by
Carol and Dick right away. It's not a new place but it has every amenity we needed.
We couldn't get our daughter out of the pool.
There are beautiful views and it's lovely to sit on the front porch and watch the horses. Location is excellent very close to The Colony Club beach - groceries etc.
The restaurant across the street at Sugar Hill called Charisma is pricey but very good food and friendly service.
The house, garden and view are stunning. We will definitely consider staying at this place again next time we visit Barbados.
Written by: elizabethmcintosh
(West Vancouver, Canada), Visit Date: 2016-12, Source: TripAdvisor
Perfect spot for a relaxing stay very private but with in easy reach of beachs shopping restaurants and attractions such as St Nicholas Abbey, Animal Flower Cave, Huntes Gardens etc. Definitely take up the offer on the car it makes life very easy it's there ready and waiting as soon as you arrive. The house has every thing you need for your stay, plenty of room and air con in the bedrooms so you get a good nights sleep, the location is perfect and makes the most of the breeze. You can loose a lot of time just sitting outside watching the horses in the paddock and the monkeys playing what more could you want from a holiday. A great way to unwind and de stress
Written by: 486traceyl
(Congleton, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2017-10, Source: TripAdvisor
I can't begin to tell you how breath taking this location is. I didn't want to leave! Lotti was there to greet my friend & I as we arrived. As soon as I walk into the entrance I immediately felt the breeze flowing thru the house. It is beautiful furnished, fully equipped with everything you need, clean and inviting. Then we walked out to the back porch. I was blown away by the beauty of the view. The landscape is amazing, so green, lush and well maintained. There are three horses on the property. They are not for riding but to enjoy watching and to feed them a few carrots. Our hosts Carol & Dick who live in on the property are the most lovely couple. Ready to help make your stay enjoyable. Lotti will make arrangements for any type of activities you wish to do. Carol & Dick can tell you of the best local places to eat. Loved swimming in the pool, cooking on the grill, walking the grounds, sitting on the porch each morning enjoying the view. Loved the sound of the tree frogs at dusk. It is a short drive to Holetown, the fish market, vegetable & fruit stands and of course the many beaches. I truly had the best vacation ever & have memories to last a life time. I can't forget Toby, Max & Cuddles. The sweetest, fun loving dogs. Thank you Carol, Dick & Lotti for making my stay so wonderful! I am planning to come back to visit my new friends & staying at the best place on the island.
Written by: TammyS2504
, Visit Date: 2017-09, Source: TripAdvisor
This was my fourth trip to Barbados, and unlike any other with my stay on this
beautiful property. It was as advertised and even more wonderful than my
friends, family and I expected. The grounds and gardens are beautifully kept,
the accommodations clean, comfortable and stylish, and the view awesome
and peaceful. I should also mention that we were close enough to town and
the beach to conveniently take in the sites as we pleased. Finally, I can't say
enough about the owners who made us feel welcome and like friends staying
for a visit. Thanks Kiplings we will be back as soon as we can!
Written by: M. S.
(CA), Visit Date: 2009-05, Source: FlipKey
We have visited in 2007 & 2008. The Villa is well situated in a quite area opposite the Sugar Hill Tennis Resort with good eating at its restaurant.The 3 bedroom villa is well equipped for a family up of 6 or two/three couples, with two adaquate bathrooms.Plenty of room for children to play in its very large gardens with a good pool and BBQ area.Its old world charm makes for a relaxed and peacful holiday. Being reasonably close to Holetown with its shopping & restaurants makes this a ideal spot. A car is essential.
Written by: Clayton-Smith family
(England), Visit Date: 2008-07, Source: FlipKey
We've stayed at Westerlee House for a number of years and each time we arrive we are never disappointed. The position of the house is ideal and you have a real feeling of space and tranquility. The pool is there to relax by and there is always a wonderful balmy breeze in the evenings to keep you cool. Carol and Lottie are always hospitable and helpful in everyway and we really do feel 'part of the family.'
I look forward to our holiday every year, counting down the weeks and days - I'm already looking forward to this New Year at Westerlee!
Written by: Linda Benson
(England), Visit Date: 2008-12, Source: FlipKey
We have twice stayed at "Westerlee House" and both times have not wanted to leave. Carol and her family have made us most welcome and we shall return again and again. We actually rented "Westerlee" but there are two other accommodations within the property. We have met other guests who return time and again. We enjoyed the whole setting of this property. The monkeys at the bottom of the garden and the next time we visit will expect to see horses in the paddock. Lovely views and not overlooked by any neighbours and only about a mile from the beach. What more could you ask? Can't wait to go back!!
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(UK), Visit Date: 2009-01, Source: FlipKey
We would like to say thank you so much to Carol,Dick and Lotti for a wonderful vacation,Myself my friend and her son all stayed at the Westerlee for one month as i was getting married whilst there, The westerlee is the most gorgeous and relaxed place i been on the island the villa is gorgeous and the pictures do not do this place justice it is much much nicer in person.Carol and her family are the perfect hosts always there if needed and helped us out lots THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS. Would reccomend Westerlee or any of the other 2 to anyone looking for a gorgeous vaction as this place worth every penny and you wont be disapointed at all... Carol we will def be back to visit
Lots of Love
Amanda & Kevin Angie & Jamie :) xx
Written by: missamanda
(Dundee), Visit Date: 2009-09, Source: FlipKey
Carol Kipling and her family are kind, friendly and fun people. My friends and I vacationed at the Westerlee Villa and enjoyed our stay very much. The Villa's location on the island is perfect. Carol gave us advice and directions about places to visit and things to see. What I enjoyed most was the feeling of the Villa. It was like visiting good friends, rather than renting a hotel room. Thank you Carol!
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(Boston Massachusetts), Visit Date: 2010-06, Source: FlipKey
A comfortable, spacious, well-equipped house; beautiful landscaping and grounds; a lovely pool with grill, bar, lights, etc.; gracious, helpful, friendly hosts. I'm very glad we chose this rental.
Written by: Linda
(MA), Visit Date: 2010-06, Source: FlipKey
First let me say that we rent a lot of homes all over the globe for frequent pleasure trips. We've had some disastrous outcomes and some terrific ones. This rental beat them all hands down
The bad: It's a long, long flight from the West Coast of California. Food is crazy expensive. Plan on spending no less than $50.00 (us) for two people on "cheap" take out meal . The 17.25% tax is a bit steep. I definitely recommend stocking up at the grocery store and preparing meals at home on the grill or in the well appointed kitchen. Buy beer and take it to the beach rather than spending between $8-15 us per bottle at the beach.
The good: Carol, Dick and Lottie were the most accommodating host you could possibly imagine. Full of information and no detail had been overlooked. Carol even did our laundry for us and had it neatly folded upon our return from a busy day exploring the island. They hosted a BBQ for us by the amazing pool and took four of our group of five out to experience the local nightlife. Outstanding service all the way around. We felt like we were saying goodbye to family as we departed for the airport.
Westrlee house is simply beautiful and everything you could possibly want in a Barbados vacation rental. The pool and grounds are delicious and vibrant.
We opted to include a vehicle in our stay. The car was brand new, well equipped and about $300-400 us less than what a local rental car would have cost. I highly recommend it. For those of us used to driving on the right hand side of the road it was disorienting and a bit tough to adjust to the left side but after a few days it became second nature.
Thanks Carol, Dick and Lottie! We enjoyed every moment of our stay.
Written by: Chad H
(Dillon, Colorado), Visit Date: 2011-05, Source: TripAdvisor
Stayed here in late December till early January with 4 kids aged 16 to 22. The house was perfect for our group. Big enough to allow for privacy and quiet time, the house was clean, airy, had a nice breeze at all time so little need to turn on the AC,the kitchen was well-equipped and Carol made sure we always had clean towels. The site was gorgeous with a great pool area with BBQ and tables, lots of beautiful plants and flowers, green monkeys, chirping birds... Coffee in the morning on the patio overlooking a valley of greenery and flowers was hard to beat.
Carol and Dick were super helpful, setting up car rental and a day on a catamaran, as well as providing us with numerous suggestions and tips of things to do, places to eat, New Year's Eve activities, etc. Although a car is essential, the house is within a 5 minute drive to banking, groceries, shopping, restaurants, bars and beach. And at the end of the day, the villa provides you with a quiet, off the noisy, beaten bar and beach path to unwind and relax.
Overall experience was excellent and I would strongly recommend.
Written by: Jules63
(Montreal, Canada), Visit Date: 2012-01, Source: TripAdvisor
Whether it's the view, villa, pool, monkeys and I'm purposely leaving other greats out for futures to discover. Hospitality from Carol, Dick and Lotti deserves 6 stars. This villa at this price was a deal for my holidays. Also made the good decision of renting the car from Carol (driving on the wrong side of the road is not that hard). Make the owners take you to Wendys, tell them they have no choice, cannot remember laughing so much.
What a great time!!
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(Montreal), Visit Date: 2012-01, Source: FlipKey
You will see monkeys on the property. Nice airy house. Ocean of in the distance. The wrap around balcony with hammock was excellent for the rainy days. 2 minute drive to nearest beach.
Written by: Henry DP
(NY), Visit Date: 2012-05, Source: FlipKey
Our family of four rented the Gingerbread Cottage for spring break. All of us were thrilled with our stay and would not hesitate to return...in fact we would all love to! Our beds were comfortable, the kitchen was outfitted beautifully and the location was great, we rented a car and we were able to explore the island and come 'home' to our peaceful cottage and enjoy watching the monkeys. The service here is kind and attentive, yet unobtrusive, a difficult combination to achieve. Simply lovely in every respect.
Written by: H McKeown
(ON), Visit Date: 2012-03, Source: FlipKey
We stayed here December 4th thru 14th, 2013. The Villa was clean, comfortable and delightful. The hosts are wonderful and kind. We would not hesitate to go back and in fact would look forward to seeing Carol and Dick very much. You can't go wrong here.
Written by: Lucky Canadians
(Quebec), Visit Date: 2013-12, Source: FlipKey
Stayed at Westerlee 3 Bed villa in February 2014. Family of five with three teenage children. Villa was as described/advertised. Beautifully decorated throughout to a high standard and fully equiped with the essentials for self catering. Villa set in five acres of beautiful grounds with wonderful views across the open mooreland. Owners Provided excellent service during our stay and nothing was too much trouble, whilst also respecting our privacy. This Villla has a wonderful pool and bbq facilities. The property, location and the owners contributed immensely to our wonderful holiday and a most relaxing and enjoyable time in Barbbados.
Barbados, wonderful place, great people and beautiful food. Great time had by alll.
If you want to get away from the crowds and chillax! This is the place.
Written by: SmithLord
(Wales, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2014-02, Source: TripAdvisor
Fab Villa in perfect grounds
all amenties catered for
Owners very helpful
Written by: William M
(leicester), Visit Date: 2016-01, Source: TripAdvisor
This was our second stay at Westerlee and it certainly won't be our last. We love the location, so peaceful, just inland from Holetown and the beach with all its amenities readily available a short drive away. We would recommend taking the car deal offered by the owner, Carol & her daughter, Lottie. It's good value and very convenient.
The gardens and pool are so relaxing, you could easily spend the whole day just chilling out here. Westerlee has a comfortable covered patio if you want to get out of the sun as well as sun loungers on the grass overlooking the horses' paddock and in the pool area. The pool is shared with the 3 other properties on site but you will often have it to yourself in our experience. There is a small slide, diving board & floats etc. as well as a poolside BBQ.
The house is cool and airy and has everything you'll need for an easy-going holiday. There is also a modern complex, Sugar Hill, just across the road within easy walking distance which has a good restaurant if you don't want to cook.
Carol, Dick & Lottie are very laid back and kind and will help you with anything you need. We love this place, quite unique for Barbados.
Written by: wintlekent
(Kent, UK), Visit Date: 2017-01, Source: TripAdvisor
Honestly this is a great spot. i am reluctant to tell any of you because I don't want to share. Not the lap of luxury but comfortable, clean and well located. Reasonably priced and the feeling of privacy. Very hospitable hosts. I have stayed here many times and will definitely keep it in my plans for the future.
Written by: geoffh335
(Senneville, Canada), Visit Date: 2017-01, Source: TripAdvisor