We recently stayed at Sandy Bay House in Paynes Bay, St James, Barbados. Next door Chandos Villa is owned by the same owners. While the beach is beautiful, both these properties are somewhat deceiving from their website pics. Both properties are extremely run down to the point that you are nervous to touch things in case they fall apart. It is a shame as the location is perfect but the owners do not take care of the property at all. The beachfront is loaded with litter and on some days old beach furniture was thrown in the mangroves in front of the properties. Many days we were without hot water, we discovered cockroaches on our final days and throughout there is a steady supply of ants to keep you company. the phone rings all day as the owners check up on the maids constantly and all kitchenware is counted daily and reported back to the owners. Annoying as everything in the villa is old and dusty and if a glass was broken- big deal as I am sure it cost 50 cents. The towels were worn and holey as were the dishrags. Granted it is a beachhouse and you cannot expect pristine conditions but beware if you are expecting a clean rental as it was quite dirty everywhere we looked. The maids told us that the owners never get repeat clients.