The Great House Barbados
The Great House, Barbados is one of our favourite holiday rental homes in Barbados. It is more than just a holiday home. It is a stunning colonial home set in mature and majestic gardens set right on the beach on Barbados's west coast.
The Great House, Barbados really is a jewel to behold. With 8 double bedrooms and catering for up to 16 guests there are few holiday rental properties in Barbados able to rival this one.
Run by the very able Cressida Dawson who is assisted by a first class butler, Victor, and other incredibly efficient and polite staff this property runs like clockwork. The Great House, Barbados is perfect for those special parties, small weddings and other celebrations. The food is simply exquisite and there are so many lovely and diverse areas in which to dine.
Breakfast in the gazebo, dinner in the garden on a balmy evening or for a more formal occasion in the grand hand painted dining room which can seat up to 18 under its flickering chandeliers. If two of you feel romantic a table for two can be set up on the deck overlooking the sea. Dine as the sun sets watching and listening to the waves as they ebb and flow on the golden beach. So many beautiful locations to dine and so many wonderful dishes to behold.
The Great House, Barbados has recently been refurbished and is a grand, yet remarkably cosy, coral stone West Indian plantation house. It is nestled in mature, quiet gardens amongst swaying palm trees on the beachfront in the parish of St Peter.
The accommodation of this luxury villa comprises 8 air conditioned double bedrooms in all. There are 4 bedrooms in the 2 storey coral-stone main house. There are also a further 2 bedrooms in each of the adjacent two "chattel" houses.
The Great House, Barbados is a favourite villa in Barbados for the rich and famous. Many of its guests return year after year to be pampered in this idyllic oasis. The extensive tropical gardens are perfectly maintained with total privacy in mind.
In the main house there are four delightful bedroom suites. Each are en-suite and all are of a similar size. There are 3 upstairs and one on the ground floor. Some of the bedrooms have tranquil garden views and others breezy ocean views. Each suite is individually decorated with a typically tropical plantation house feel.
The elegant lounge has an adjoining TV/music room, which has surround sound, baby grand piano, TV and VCR. A wraparound terrace leading to the classical pool. Alongside the pool is the focal point of the house. Here is the entertaining room complete with coral stone bar, fridge, ice maker, comfortable sofas and 43" flat screen TV.
A pathway from the main house provides access to the two chattel houses. Each chattel house has 2 bedrooms which can be adjoining. These are ideal for families who want to stay close together. Their decor is more traditional then the main house with pickled pine walls and pitched ceilings. All the bedrooms in the chattel houses have en-suite bathrooms, dressing rooms, air-conditioning and ceiling fans.
The manicured gardens of this 8 bedroom villa provide many choices for dining. As already mentioned there is a beautiful gazebo in the garden which is perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea. It provides a romantic setting for candlelit al fresco dinners. Sunset cocktails can be enjoyed on the deck overlooking the sea. For more formal dinners dine in the hand painted dining room under flickering chandeliers where up to 18 guests can be accommodated. On fine evenings dine under the stars in the garden where up to 20 persons can be accommodated.
A short stroll through the garden leads to the calm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and the beautiful white sandy beach. From here guests of The Great House, Barbados can use the services of Sea Breeze. Sea Breeze is a 30ft Grady White pleasure boat. It is available with a captain who will take you out daily from 9am - 5pm to enjoy a variety of water-sports such as water skiing, wakeboarding and inflatables. Sometimes guests just like to sit back and enjoy being on the water taking in the beautiful coastline of the Platinum coast. Alternatively guests like to go on the boat to other beaches where they can enjoy a relaxing picnic, swim with the turtles or lunch at a beachfront restaurant. Tthe choices are up to you !
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