Golden View Condominium is a private development in the centre of the vibrant Sunset Crest on the exciting west coast of Barbados, in Holetown, St. James. The large 4 storey property sits on 5 acres of beautifully manicured land and comprises of 120 privately owned 1-bedroom apartments, with elevator access to upper floors. Mature peaceful gardens, a large swimming pool, shared laundry facilities, management office, restaurant and bar, individual gazebos, private parking, 24 hour front desk/reception, security facilities and on site Property Manager, rate this delightful property among the best on the island.
Constructed in 1972, Golden View forms part of the Sunset Crest Development conceived by Mr. Alfredo Leforet. It is located in the centre of the neighbourhood on the eastern side of Sunset Crest area and is adjacent to the exclusive Sandy Lane Golf Course on Sandy Lane Estate.
Each apartment is individually owned & managed and over the years most have undergone modifications and upgrades, offering their own unique style and decor. The same floor plan of a comfortable 700 sq ft/65 sq m space allows one generous air-conditioned bedroom, a single bathroom, dressing room/closet, a combined dining/living area, kitchen with appropriate appliances and accessories, and an enclosed balcony.
Golden View is very conveniently located within easy walking distance to several beaches, many fine cafes, bars & restaurants and fine dining, duty-free shopping, supermarkets & shops, public transport and medical services.
Golden View was the first Condominium in the Condominium Act of Barbados and is officially called the Proprietors Unit Plan (PUP) No 1! It was incorporated November 1972 and is currently managed by a non-executive 7 member board, which includes the Chairman, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and 3 Directors.
The history of Golden View Condominiums would not be complete without talking about the larger neighbourhood of Sunset Crest in which the building proudly sits above the treetops on the eastern end, near to St. James cemetery.
Envisioned as a holiday village, Sunset Crest had its beginnings in 1966 as a middle class response to Sandy Lane which would offer modest homes to visitors and Barbadians in a resort atmosphere where all needs were catered for. As a resort, Sunset Crest offered every imaginable amenity and service, all in the idyllic setting of peaceful and friendly Barbados. Guests loved the Caribbean flair, climate and of course, the magnificent West Coast beaches.
For the savvy investor, Golden View represented an exciting opportunity when one-bedroom units first went on sale in 1970 for the pre-construction price of USD $10,000 down and a mortgage for an additional USD $10,000. With commitments from Sunset Crest Rentals Ltd. for what was essentially a guaranteed rental - 18 weeks a year!
Two years later the building was completed and the Condominium Declaration was dated 20 November 1972 and as is typical of condominiums, the sale specifies a specific numbered unit as well as a unit entitlement of 1/120th, reflective of the total number of units in Golden View.