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Barbados is the perfect destination for those looking for a relaxing beach holiday. If you’re looking for short term rentals in Barbados that will allow you to soak in the island’s atmosphere, check out these incredible Barbados apartments by the beach.
The best things to do in Barbados revolve around the ocean, so it’s a good idea to get an Airbnb close to the water! As an added bonus, many also come with pools to enjoy.
With so many choices for vacation homes in Barbados, it can be hard to pick the best one. I’ve rounded up the best short term rentals in Barbados with pools and beachfront access to make your decision just a little bit easier!
Best Barbados Airbnbs with Beachfront
St. Lawrence Gap Barbados Apartment: White Sand Beach Condos
With beachfront access, White Sands Beach Condos is a perfect choice for those looking for a Barbados vacation rental in St. Lawrence Gap – one of the best areas for nightlife!
You’ll love waking up the view of turquoise water outside your door, with large glass windows that overlook the Caribbean sea. Catch up with your favorite book on the outdoor patio by the sounds of the rolling waves.
You’ll be able to make a terrific meal in the kitchen, outfitted in stainless steel and stocked with all appliances, cookery, and dinnerware you could need. The market is a short stroll away, so you can easily get all the ingredients you need to cook at home. But why cook when amazing restaurants are right outside your door?
You’ll be within walking distance to all of the St. Lawrence Gap’s authentic local restaurants, shops, and a grocer, and minutes away from the best beaches. Or go for a swim inside the property!
This place is very clean and in perfect location to get around St.Lawrence Gap, bar and eateries right next door!! We enjoyed the ambiance and loved that we had the ocean as our backyard everyday!!”– Review by guest on Booking.com
Beachfront apartment in Oistins
This beachfront apartment is one of the best Barbados Airbnbs in Oistins, a popular town to stay on the south coast.
This luxury two-bedroom two-bathroom unit offers 1,300 square feet of living area overlooking Maxwell Beach. It features an open concept floor plan concept with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, air-conditioned bedrooms, and ceiling fans throughout.
Both the living area and the en suite master open out onto a private patio, which is ideal for outdoor dining and lounging. You’ll love drinking your morning coffee out here and soaking in the incredible views!
Centrally located beachfront apartment
This gorgeous beachfront villa is a great option for small groups and families looking to stay nearby to restaurants and bars. This Christ Church Airbnb is centrally located in Barbados in the neighborhood of Hastings. You’ll be steps from the beach, the boardwalk, and some of the best snorkeling spots in Barbados.
The interior of this villa has a contemporary design including a fully-stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens up into the living room which has a beautiful view of the sea.
You’ll drift off to sleep to the sounds of the ocean in the comfortable king bed! With 2 beds and 2 bathrooms, this Airbnb can comfortably sleep up to 4 guests. As a guest, you’ll also have access to the shared pool and outdoor spaces within this condominium.
Ocean Bliss Apartments
Ocean Bliss Apartments is your perfect island getaway with panoramic sea views. It’s located near some of Barbados’ best surf spots, making this an ideal Barbados vacation rental for surfers.
The interior of the apartment is bright and breezy. You’ll love lounging on the hammock on the patio listening to the sounds of the ocean!
This Airbnb is located in a secure residential community on the south coast, within minutes of beautiful beaches, surf spots, and downtown Oistins.
Fantastic quality apartment. Close enough to beaches, grocery stores and bars to walk to, but secluded enough to really feel you are getting away from it all.– Quote from guest on Booking.com
Speightstown Barbados Airbnb: Luxury 3-bedroom beachfront penthouse
Ideally located on the west coast at the entrance of Speightstown, this luxury 2-story penthouse offers an idyllic beachfront living experience.
You’ll love the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from the wrap-around terraces of the upper floor and from the one running along the 2 bedrooms and the living room. There is plenty of space for family dinners, sunset cocktails, or simply relaxing with a communal pool and tropical garden.
Each of the 3 bedrooms comes complete with air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with marble tiling throughout. An office facing the communal pool and tropical garden completes this luxurious apartment. A dream place to work if you’re remotely working from Barbados!
Neoclassical Beachfront Estate
You’ll truly feel like you’re living in luxury in this neoclassical beachfront estate. It’s easily one of the best Airbnbs on the west coast of Barbados, with 100 meters of prime Caribbean beachfront and two and a half acres of manicured tropical gardens. Everyone will love the Great Bay overlooking a large infinity pool and the Caribbean Sea!
Inside the Great House and Carriage House, there are 12 spacious suites with space to sleep up to 30 guests. This vacation home offers numerous possibilities for formal or informal dining, entertainment, or tranquil relaxation.
The entertainment options are endless here, with a large games room, home cinema, spa room, fully equipped gym, conference room, and a floodlit US Open style tennis court. And as this house is fully staffed, you won’t have to worry about a thing while staying here.
Coming back to the Great House felt like coming home. We enjoyed the privacy, the wonderful meals at the beautifully set table, the spaciousness and the various places to relax or play. Cressida and her staff were incredibly attentive and helpful.– Review by guest
Best Airbnbs in Barbados With Pools
House with infinity pool
Is there anything better than an infinity pool? This villa has it all and then some, with a central location and a panoramic view of the south coast. With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, this is a great Airbnb choice for small groups and families.
Sitting on a ridge on a half-acre of land, you’ll be just a 10-minute drive to the best beaches in Barbados. The interior of this home has modern decor and ample space for entertaining. The pool deck and terrace off the living room are the perfect place to relax with a drink of your choice after a dip in the pool.
Tiny house on the south coast
Try out tiny house living in this adorable Airbnb in Oistins! It’s beautifully designed in an authentic Bajan theme with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
It contains a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, a bedroom with AC and TV, and a full bathroom. This would be an ideal Barbados Airbnb for a solo traveler or couple!
As a guest, you’ll have access to the shared pool and deck where you can grill up some BBQ and enjoy the amazing south coast sunsets. This Airbnb is in Oistins so you can pick up fresh fish from the market!
Absolutely spectacular. The residence is even more beautiful in person. Everything you’d need to be comfortable is available. I highly recommend this listing and will stay here on my next trip to Barbados. The host is quick to respond and very helpful with was comforting.
Modern Ocean Villa
This modern three-storey villa is nestled on a hill with ocean views from every window. It’s above Dover Beach and St. Lawrence Gap – one of the best places in Barbados for beaches, restaurants & nightlife.
This villa is a great choice for larger groups as there are plenty of spaces for entertaining. There are three beautiful outdoor areas for guests to enjoy which include a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the coast, a garden area with pet turtles, and last but not least a saltwater spa with beautiful ocean views.
It’s also got a spacious kitchen fully equipped with new appliances and a living room with soft lighting, leather couches and a 60″ flat screen complete with Apple TV for entertainment purposes. With 5 beds, this home can comfortably sleep up to 9 guests.
Three Story Townhouse
This three-story townhouse is a perfect Airbnb in Barbados for families or small groups, with a spacious interior and enough beds to sleep up to 6 guests. All three bedrooms have large walk-in shower rooms so everyone will have privacy here.
The interior of this townhouse is flooded with natural light and has over 3,400 sq ft of living space over three-storys, plus 2 balconies and patio space. It’s got modern decor and an open floor plan in a true loft style feeling! It’s also been approved by the ministry of health and wellness for quarantine, so you can stay here while you’re waiting for your test results after arriving in Barbados.
The best part about this Airbnb is the outdoor area, which has outdoor sofas and recliners for sunbathing, a private 3′ 6″ pool with a wall fountain, and a BBQ for grilling.
The villa is on the island’s prestigious west coast near Holetown. There’s a local gym on-site, and supermarkets and beaches are all within walking distance.
East coast Barbados Airbnb: Caribbean Chic Guesthouse
This spacious guesthouse sits on a hillside within easy walking distance of the beach. It’s got a great view of the coast, a plunge pool, and a games room with pool and ping-pong tables.
Recently refurbished, this spacious home is great for a getaway from the buzz of everyday life. It has amazing views of the east coast which is the best place to see the sunrise in Barbados. On the other hand, there isn’t that much to do in terms of nightlife and restaurants on this side of the island. However, it is one of the best surfing spots in Barbados. If you stay out here, you’ll definitely want a car to get around.
We could not have been more happy with this home! My husband and I brought both our families for a relaxing and beautiful vacation in Barbados and that’s exactly what we got. Melissa was always quick to respond with any questions (at anytime.) The view from the porch was stunning. The neighbors were also so friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation!— Review from Guest
Most luxurious Barbados Airbnb: Sandy Lane Estate
Described as the ‘Shangri La’ of the Caribbean, it doesn’t get more luxurious than this Sandy Lane Estate. This 9-bedroom villa is located in the most exclusive neighbourhood in all of Barbados, where celebrities own homes!
Set on two and a half acres of fully-contained, lush, tropical gardens and a 5-minute walk from the waters of Sandy Lane, this home has it all. It features a wealth of astounding amenities, including a 50-foot swimming pool, a basketball court, a volleyball/badminton court, and much more.
It comes with premium access to Sandy Lane’s 45 holes of golf and is fully staffed with 5-star chefs, daily housekeeping, a house manager, and laundresses. You won’t have to worry about a thing while staying here, just sit back and enjoy the incredible amenities and beautiful surroundings.
That’s it, 12 of the best Airbnbs in Barbados! Whether you want to have the beach outside your door or are looking for a dream space to work remotely, there’s no shortage of incredible vacation homes and apartments to rent in Barbados.
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