If you are looking to rent a property in Barbados, this guide was written to help you to understand the going rates and amenities expected for rentals including Barbados vacations rentals and long-term rentals.
The Barbados rentals market is very strong due to the large number of visitors to the island every year. Interest rates for mortgages in Barbados are typically higher than the US or in the UK and many of the people who reside on the island find renting is approximately half the monthly cost of a mortgage, which leads to a strong demand for long-term rental properties.
In the Barbados property rental market, you will find that there are properties to suit all budgets and a wide choice of property types.
A popular choice has become villa rentals for Barbados holidays and vacations. These properties range in size from 2-20 bedrooms and are self-contained with many villas having their own swimming pool and tennis courts. The appeal of renting Barbados luxury villas is most of them offer a full compliment of staff, from a chef to night security assuring a relaxing and stress-free stay.
If you are looking to rent a luxury villa for a longer period, you can often obtain discounts for the summer months. The winter period runs from November until April and is typically the season when long-term rentals for these properties will be practically impossible.
Another rental option is to look at a house rentals, again these are available to rent in all types and sizes offering sleeping accommodations up to approximately 10 persons, which can be a viable option for a larger group short term rental.
If you are looking at a long-term rental, there are usually plenty of rental houses available with costs varying upon the amenities offered and its location. You can expect to pay quite a bit more for a beachfront property compared to the same type of property offering the same amenities inland.
If you are traveling to Barbados alone or as a couple you may find that Barbados apartment rentals would best suit your needs. There are a number of options to consider if you are looking for a short-term rental. You can often rent an apartment within a complex offering amenities such as a swimming pool, bar, and restaurant.
If you are looking for a long-term rental, there are often apartments available within private complexes offering a communal pool, gym, and shared laundry facilities. If you prefer some privacy, there are also individual apartments available for long and short-term rental.
Within this section of our website, you will find details on renting condominiums. These properties can be within a complex or can be individual units and typically offer the range of amenities found in apartment rentals.
Browse our directory for both long term and short term Barbados real estate rentals and contact the listing broker from each individual listing for reservations and bookings.
You can see our full list of real estate agents and brokers who can help you on booking the best rental property to suit your needs while visiting Barbados.