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Life's A Beach - Coral Cove 8

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Balcony lounging area
Beautiful Coral Cove on the beach
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Life's a Beach is located in the beautiful Coral Cove condo directly on the beach with great views of the sea and beach-life. There are three large well-appointed luxury bedrooms, three high quality bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen/lounge area which has slide away doors onto a balcony which stretches the whole property. The property has been interior designed to a high standard - we endeavour to keep adding new items - new Lloyd Flanders balcony dining table and six chairs, new Sumsung fridge with ice dispenser, two low slung lounging sofas; new lamp fittings, bedside tables, new original additions to our Barbadian artwork throughout, Google Max smart speaker, a De Longhi Espresso/Cappucino maker and Sony smart-tvup which includes ESPN with live English premier league. Built-in air condi...Life's a Beach is located in the beautiful Coral Cove condo directly on the beach with great views of the sea and beach-life. There are three large well-appointed luxury bedrooms, three high quality bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen/lounge area which has slide away doors onto a balcony which stretches the whole property. The property has been interior designed to a high standard - we endeavour to keep adding new items - new Lloyd Flanders balcony dining table and six chairs, new Sumsung fridge with ice dispenser, two low slung lounging sofas; new lamp fittings, bedside tables, new original additions to our Barbadian artwork throughout, Google Max smart speaker, a De Longhi Espresso/Cappucino maker and Sony smart-tvup which includes ESPN with live English premier league. Built-in air conditioning is in all rooms. The staff at Coral Cove maintain the beach area in front of the building - there are ample sunbeds and umbrellas which always seem to be the first out there on a raked beach even when we get up early. There is a cordoned off safe swimming area which is sandy throughout. Slightly further out is an area to swim with turtles and there are often two or three boats anchored there (see photo) with people snorkelling. The turtles nest on the beach. We recently saw loads of tiny turtles scampering down to the sea. They had to be caught by the turtle people for safer letting out at night. We have snorkel sets (facemask, snorkels, fins) available for use in the apartment. If you don't want to swim out as far as the turtles then there are reefs either side. There are cool boxes for taking out onto the beach or alternatively, there are beach bars which do wicked rum punches and surprisingly good fried fish, spring rolls, wedges etc. Coral Cove itself was completed in 2007. It has 14 apartments. Life's a Beach has one parking space which is easily accessed via drive thru electronic gates. It has permanently manned security who cover both the condo and beach chairs. Access to the condo areas is by security code. The balcony consists of a lovely lounging sofa area, a dining table with chairs and a 7 person hot-tub (maintained each week). Typically, you won't want it to be too hot in this climate unless you are a very strange person. Good to keep it about the same temperature as the sea and good for sitting in and sipping champagne. The balcony is a perfect height - high enough for a great view and just below the leaves of the palms. Life's a Beach has three good sized bedrooms all designed to high spec. The master bedroom opens with sliding doors direct onto the balcony. It has ensuite granite bathroom with two basins, large bath and walk-in shower. It has a walk-in dressing/wardrobe area. There is a flat-screen cable TV. The second and third bedrooms are at the rear of the condo with shutters out onto the landing area. The second bedroom has a queen bed and en-suite granite bathroom with two basins and walk-in shower. The third bedroom has twin beds which can be converted into a king and has the bathroom with walk-in shower adjacent. New fluffy pillows and bed coverings and new towels have just been delivered. The kitchen area has high specification fittings - I have to say, my favourite in the wine chiller. There is a separate room for the washer/dryer. It's great to be able to cook up a meal while chatting to people in the lounge area and the balcony. You don't really need a barbeque here - the kitchen feels as though it is part of an outside area. The lounge area has two new good sized sofas and armchair; Sony smart-TV and Bose sound bar with good cable package; Apple TV for accessing online services such as Apple and Netflix; Google Max smart speaker for use with Spotify or Bluetooth from your own device; and a DVD player with a few selected DVDs. Our wifi works really well - much better than a shared hotel connection - for facetiming/skyping family back home. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
There are a set of guidelines for apartment guests. These are the same for all apartments in the condo. They are designed so that guests can have maximum enjoyment and can enjoy their own personal space.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Tim M
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
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Reviewed 25 February 2019 via mobile

The apartment is lovely, well furnished and equipped , and has beautiful paintings. Payne’s Bay is one of the best beaches in Barbados, and walking on the beach before breakfast is one of the highlights of the holiday. It was a fabulous week in paradise!!

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Footprints741034
timmurfet, VR Owner at Life's A Beach - Coral Cove 8, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

Thanks. We would love to have you and your family stay with us again.

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This was our first time in Barbados and wish we could have stayed longer at the apartment. From the initial contact with Tim and the ease of booking directly with him, Young Estates who met us on arrival and the most pleasant and helpful housekeeper,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank harryspotter
Tim M, VR Owner at Life's A Beach - Coral Cove 8, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thanks Andy. We would love to have you back sometime.

Reviewed 9 May 2018

Tim made the booking simple, answered all the questions AND provided a great deal of information regarding rental cars, restaurants etc. Literally 5 minutes after arrival, we got a call from the manager of the condo to explain the wifi and T.V. instructions. Then, a...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank SusieQ511
Tim M, VR Owner at Life's A Beach - Coral Cove 8, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Thanks Sue, we would love to have you back. Tim

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a beautiful condo directly on a beautiful beach, you can’t do any better than Life’s a Beach. And the owner is an absolute pleasure to deal with.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank 957pauleb
Tim M, VR Owner at Life's A Beach - Coral Cove 8, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Paul, thanks very much. Glad you had a great time. Tim

Reviewed 2 December 2017

2 of us rented the apartment for 1 week, the process through tripadvisor, with the owner and rental company was easy and faultless. Having stayed on the West Coast in several hotels we were wary of an apt but will only do it this way...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank sarahwD1481RG
Tim M, VR Owner at Life's A Beach - Coral Cove 8, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Hi Sarah, thanks very much for the review. We’d love to have you back. Tim

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Reviewed 15 April 2015

Waking up to this view from the balcony is something you never tire of - it really is as amazing as the photo. The apartment is lovely, spacious, clean and well stocked. Beach Towels are provided and there is a hair dryer which all go...More

Date of stay: April 2015
2  Thank Harrisonalison10
Reviewed 17 January 2015

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday staying at Coral Cove. The apartment was lovely and catered for all of our needs. Romeo, Cinterini and Deborah were all very helpful and nothing appeared to be too much trouble. This was our first time to...More

Date of stay: January 2015
1  Thank bubbles90
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We've just returned from another wonderful week staying at Life's a Beach. Couldn't ask for a better apartment in a brilliant location. Superbly maintained, Love the fact they have sun loungers and umbrellas already set up on the beach, which lies literally through the garden...More

Date of stay: November 2014
1  Thank Ian2908
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Lifes a Beach is a beautiful apartment overlooking Paynes Bay, a gorgeous beach with fabulous swimming and snorkeling. The apartment is luxurious and everything you could need is provided. The outside area is beautiful with a sofa's and an armchair, dining table and a Jacuzzi....More

Date of stay: September 2014
2  Thank Liisa A
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

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Date of stay: March 2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Elevator/Lift access
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Staffed Property
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The Paynes Bay beach is generally considered the best beach on the 'platinum' west coast of Barbados. The walk along the beach is very good - particularly first thing in the morning. Turning right, you can walk up past the Sandy Lane hotel. Turning left you can walk past the House hotel and Daphne's restaurant. I would guess there is about a mile of beach until you have to get your feet wet and paddle to the next bit. Restaurants in Barbados are superb. Within nighttime walking distance are Daphne's and Scarlet. In Barbados, the pavements are slightly dodgy, but if you are ok with that, the Cliff, Cariba and the restaurants at the Sandy Lane are also walkable - within about half a mile. Just consult, the brochures in the condo for many others - don't miss the show at Ragamuffins! ...
Getting around
When we visit Barbados, we always get a hire car as we like the freedom to potter around - I can get you a 10% discount with Stoutes. However, buses are fun and frequent- every 5 mins from the front of the apartment and only cost 1USD to anywhere. Our friendly security staff can easily organise taxis for you to go anywhere on the island or to restaurants etc. Our apartment is directly on the beach so often guests have a car for a few days during their visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Life's A Beach - Coral Cove 8

  • Life's A Beach - Coral Cove 8 is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

  • Life's A Beach - Coral Cove 8 has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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