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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lower Carlton, Saint James Parish, Barbados

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Darlene B
King City, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful & Relaxing!”
Reviewed 30 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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What a wonderful little hideaway! I would have given this a 5 Star rating, if it was a "True Beach Front", but it is not. There is a rocky area right in front of the Villa, so you have to walk out to the left and down the beach to swim. My only other small complaint was the early morning traffic right outside the Master Bedroom window .. if only this room was on the beach side of the house .. it would be perfect.
This house was perfect for 6 people, the outdoor area was just beautiful for lounging and listening to the ocean .. the view from the splash pool was amazing.
Rosemary was a wonderful host too .. always there to lend a helping hand.
We swam with the turtles (look into Ocean Daze), they were amazing! Lone Star was a beautiful restaurant, Mullins Beach Bar was a great place to hang out and enjoy a good meal .. John Moore's Bar which is directly on the beach to the left of the Villa was not as friendly as we had hoped .. we tried a few times and finally gave up.
Donald and Suzanne (taxi service), were the nicest couple we have ever met. They would pick us up anytime we needed a ride, took us on a tour of the Island, and made us feel right at home.
You have to try Friday Night Fish Fry's in Oistins .. it was a great experience.
Thank you Nick for such a wonderful place to stay .. just what we needed!

Date of stay: May 2017
Your age range 50-64
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay at Camden Nook on the best Island in the World”
Reviewed 13 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We returned again to Camden Nook and it was another special visit.
Merville who was standing in for Rosemary cooked us the most wonderful Caribbean lunches.
We lived on Tuna and blue Marlin and Mervilles Caribbean curries.
The villa was so spacious with all bedrooms being very comfortable and spacious.
We experienced some nice sunsets and the beach and snorkelling was great.
Recommend Bo,s close by and a cold banks in the John Moore bar.
For my sons 30th birthday we visited Casa Cigar lounge in the Limegrove centre where we had a nice cigar and fine rum on a number of occasions!
We visited L'Acajou in the evening where the service and food were excellent.
Recommend Lone star with its great position and sea views and sunsets, next door to the Lone star a lovely beach bar where we had Lion fish, tasted great.
Limegrove cinema is a great night with very comfortable seats.
The Cliff food and service were at the top again.
Horse racing at the Garrison was a good visit this time as both me and Adam had 4 winners each. Visited Cin Cin after the races and this also was really good gain.
Nishi in Holetown was our first visit this time and was a great dining experience with a great standard of food.
We did our usual trip on the Calabaza which only allows 12 people on the boat and again the cruise and snorkelling were lovely with great food on board and top service.

Many thanks again to Nick and Celia For letting us stay in your amazing beachfront home.
Until we return again.
John Pam Adam Lynsie Gassor.

Date of stay: April 2016
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fayetteville, New York
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“Great villa for my family; permitted each family member to do their own thing”
Reviewed 24 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The location on the beach near two great cities and the great public transportation allowed great flexibility. Some in our group hung out on the porch, others swam or beach walked, others took public buses to adjoining towns. Bedding and furnishings are first rate. Local food at Wanda's was great!

Date of stay: March 2015
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Sarah B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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“Simply perfect”
Reviewed 21 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We returned !!! Two years after our first visit we returned to Camden Nook with our daughter and both of our sons - all over 18..

We arrived to a lovely welcome from Rosemary who looks after everyone so well.

I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. It is in an ideal location - situated close to restaurants, bars and a short drive from Holetown where there are more restaurants and a supermarket etc.. A rental car is needed. The interior has been well thought out and there is everything you could need. Obviously with having young people with us the wifi was invaluable !! There is no pool but you really don't need one as the wonderful, clear Caribbean Sea is on the doorstep.

It is on a secluded beach which never seems very busy except for the local fishermen. A few doors down is the John Moore bar where you can get a beer and have a natter with the locals. If you visit Barbados you must swim with the turtles - it is an amazing experience - If you bump into Rupert or Shabba on the beach they can arrange this for you.

Rosemary is a great cook and I can recommend the chicken roti's and garlic prawns.

We had a great week and we will be returning again. Massive thanks to Rosemary, Andrew (manager) and Nick (owner).

Date of stay: January 2015
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Farndon, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Location, wonderful villa which I highly recommend”
Reviewed 11 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Camden Nook is situated right on the beach in Reeds Bay, St James and the view is stunning. Access directly onto the beach. The sea is rocky just in front of the villa, great for snorkelling. We saw puffa fish, flat fish, vast array of reef fish, sea urchins, eels and more! My children spent many happy hours in there. Turning left on the beach is the fish market, very handy for buying the freshest fish you will ever eat! Turn right and you soon reach beautiful sandy bays perfect for swimming.

The villa inside is of a good standard and Rosemary the housekeeper (who is a lovely lady) keeps everything clean, beds made, fresh towels etc. Rosemary will even cook lunch if you require. Where the villa really excels though is the outdoor living space. There is a cosy, comfy seating area to snuggle up in and watch the sunset, a lovely eating area and then a sunbathing deck with 6 sun beds. The only thing missing was a plunge pool or small swimming pool.
Rosemary informed us that the owner has plans underway to install one. If they do- we will definitely be going back!

We had a few maintenance issues with the fan and air con but the manager was incredibly quick to arrange for an electrician to sort out the problem. Excellent service, we were very impressed.

We were there peak week so the villa was quite expensive, you also pay a premium for beach front but I am sure there are times of the year you could go and the bill would be great value for money.

I would not hesitate to recommend this villa. It really is a lovely place on a beautiful island. Paradise!

Date of stay: January 2015
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