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On the favoured West Coast, Villa 145's garden gate opens straight on to a stunning crescent of perfect coral sand. The clear, sheltered water is roped off for safe swimming and is ideal for all water sports. ThereÃ¢Â€Â™s also a coral reef with excellent snorkelling. This elegant coral stone Palladian mansion is set in a lush tropical estate of nearly two acres. This beachfront estate is perfect for family or group holidays.
Villa 145, an elegant six bedroom coral stone Palladian mansion, is located on the West Coast of Barbados in a lush tropical beachfront estate of nearly two acres. The garden opens straight onto a stunning half-mile beach. The clear, sheltered Caribbean Sea is roped off for safe swimming and is ideal for all water sports. There is also a coral reef for excellent snorkeling. This villa is just perfect for a totally relaxing and unforgettable holiday.
British architect Barbara Hill designed the elegant mansion in the 1960s, under commission by US Ambassador Robert M. Scotten as his private residence. Inspired by a novel about life in the Winward Islands, Hill moved to Barbados in 1958, where she was a founding member of the local Institute of Architects and an active member of the Barbados National Trust. Villa 145, designed in the West Indian Colonial style, is considered one of HillÃ¢Â€Â™s best works, ranking among one of BarbadosÃ¢Â€Â™ finest homes.
Most recently renovated under the direction of architect Brian Surfleet, Villa 145 has maintained a timeless quality difficult to find in more recently built properties, expertly mixing classic Palladian architecture with modern amenities to create the ideal family holiday setting. The home provides elegant accommodation for a couple desiring generous space for entertaining, and is also spacious enough for a large group or family.
After approaching the house by a circular drive, the main entrance hall sets the tone for the homeÃ¢Â€Â™s refined tropical elegance; it features a marble floor with a compass rose design, breezy latticework, tropical plants and impressive sculptures. The hall opens to the living room, featuring a 14Ã¢Â€Â™ ceiling with an intricate wrought iron chandelier and most impressively, an unobstructed view of the gardens, pool and Caribbean Sea just beyond.
Situated on one level, the house has a central living area flanked by two wings; the rooms are spacious, airy and decorated with a sense of relaxed elegance. The design palette of white with accents of green compliment the tropical environs as well as the vibrant art collection, which includes several antiques and notable works of art, including a stunning Erté mural and a fine collection of Haitian paintings.
The South Wing of the home includes the kitchen, laundry room and formal dining room, a masterpiece within itself. Lit by candlelight only, the dining room provides a dramatic, intimate setting for evening parties. Featuring a glass-topped table designed by renowned designer Oliver Messel, complimented by French antique chairs and a selection of five different place settings, including Wedgewood, Rosenthal and Mikasa, the dining room accommodates up to 12 guests.
There are five bedrooms in the main house, each decorated in a soothing palette of green and white, with high quality linens, chandelier lighting, billowing curtains and tiled flooring also designed by Messel. The bedrooms are each individually air-conditioned and feature plasma televisions, cable and DVD players for entertainment; some have a small fridge and mini bar for added convenience. These five bedrooms, combined with the one bedroom cottage, have seven bathrooms in total (including a Ã¢Â€Â˜His and HersÃ¢Â€Â™), as well as a guest cloakroom.
One bedroom is located in the South Wing; featuring his and hers en suite bathrooms with showers. The bedroomÃ¢Â€Â™s external doors fold back to reveal a charming private patio with sitting area and verdant foliage, ideal for a morning cup of tea or private relaxation.
The North Wing houses the other four bedrooms, two of which comprise an impressively spacious Master Suite connected by a large en suite bathroom with shower; there is a second en suite bathroom in the suite as well.
The Erté Mural Room features a queen-sized bed, en suite bathroom with bath/shower and access to a covered terrace opening on to the pool and gardens. The room has been aptly named due to the unique mermaid mural painted by the artist on the bedroomÃ¢Â€Â™s wall, where he stayed during his frequent visits to Villa 145. Born in St. Petersburg in 1892, Erté established himself in Paris as a fashion illustrator for HarperÃ¢Â€Â™s Bazaar magazine, for which he produced 250 covers over 22 years. Best remembered for the extravagant costumes and stage sets he designed for the Folles-BergÃƒÂ¨re, he is considered one of the foremost fashion and stage designers of the twentieth century.
The fourth and final bedroom in the North Wing, the Green Room, features two single beds (which can be combined as a large king), en suite bath with shower, pool terrace access as well as a private patio opening on to the gardens.
The North Wing also has a media room with a range of entertainment amenities, including a 55Ã¢Â€Â flat screen television with surround sound, cable television and a library of over 400 DVD titles. There is also a day bed that can be used for additional single accommodation if necessary.
As impressive as the interior living space is, the outdoor space is the true gem of the property. Complimented with lush green foliage and tropical flowers, residents will surely spend much of their time on the 60 ft. wide terrace, enjoying the environs.NRunning adjacent to the central living room, the terrace provides three separate areas for lounging or dining poolside. The shaded lounge area has a light, airy and inviting appeal, with ceiling fans, white cushioned furniture, vibrant accessories and a clear view of the gardens and pool to keep an eye on the children or just to enjoy the surroundings. There are two dining areas; the first features a large table with seating for up to 20 people under a canopy with fans, and a smaller table located poolside in the center of the terrace enjoys full sun or moonlight. The terrace is complimented by beautiful flora and fauna, as well as lighting designed by Bruce Munro.
The focal point of the gardens is the stunning 50 ft. pool that extends from the terrace toward the sea at the far end of the lawn; finished with Italian green tiling with inlaid mosaics of turtles and tropical fish, its stunning beauty is further enhanced by dramatic underwater lighting, creating an ideal setting for poolside evening cocktails. The pool is bordered by a verdant lawn with inviting green cushioned loungers, where residents can enjoy both full sun and shade throughout the course of the day. The pool can be fenced for young childrenÃ¢Â€Â™s safety, as well as heated on request.
An octagonal Ã¢Â€Â˜ChineseÃ¢Â€Â™ dining gazebo, designed by architect Larry Warren, is a charming addition to the garden; it seats up to 14 and has a wet bar and fridge for easy entertaining, providing an excellent setting for relaxing on the comfortable sofas or enjoying al fresco dining.
At the far end of the garden, there is direct access to the coral sand beach, with seating just before the private beach gate. There is a roped area for safe swimming and a nearby coral reef provides excellent snorkeling. Cobblers Cove Hotel is just a short walk up the beach, where guests can enjoy tennis, a gym and spa services for a small fee. Additional concierge services can be arranged, ensuring your stay is customized to your groupÃ¢Â€Â™s interests.
In addition to the main houseÃ¢Â€Â™s accommodation for up to 11 persons, Villa 145 offers additional guest quarters can accommodate up to seven additional guests. The media room within the main house holds a day bed which sleeps one, but roll away beds can be rented if need be for up to 2 persons. A self-contained guest cottage with private patio and en suite bathroom sleeps two additional guests. There are also a traditional Barbadian wooden Chattel House, charming cottage featuring porches, gingerbread trim and white shuttered windows. The cottage provides accommodation for two people and an en suite bathroom and a small kitchenette. Perfect for teens or young adult guests, the Chattel Houses can be used by special arrangement.
With such a range of accommodation, Villa 145 is an ideal holiday retreat for groups of friends as well as families with children of all ages. Several measures have been taken to ensure this villa provides a stress-free, safe environment for families with small children to enjoy their holiday. The pool can be fenced on request, and all outdoor and indoor furniture is covered in durable, washable and Ã¢Â€Â˜childproofÃ¢Â€Â™ Sunbrella fabric. The beach is an excellent play area, and the sea is normally calm and safe for supervised swimming. A crib with mosquito netting is available for babies up to nine months, and additional equipment can be arranged through concierge services.
To ensure your holiday exceeds your expectations, Villa 145 is staffed by an experienced, well-trained and friendly team including a butler, cook, housekeeper, maid / laundress, two gardeners and a night watchman. This core staff can be increased depending on season and number of guests. The staff will tend to your every need, including planning meals, shopping, cooking, serving, cleaning, laundry and everything else, ensuring you receive a stress-free five-star experience during your stay, while providing complete privacy. Property Management and Concierge services will be available as needed, and provide support to the house manager.
Media room serves as additional accommodation with day bed and roll away beds (available for rent)
Master Bedrooms can accommodate additional person in roll away bed (available for rent)
Some of the additional accommodation is only suitable for children
An estimation of 400 DVDs
DVD in 2 additional bedrooms
Broadband, fax, 2 phone lines
Sonos Sound System in living room
32" plasma in 3 other bedrooms (cable TV + DVD)
Snorkels, masks, numerous games and a small library
42" plasma TVs in 2 master bedrooms (cable TV + DVD)
55" flat screen TV in Media Room with surround sound, PS3 and cable TV with multi-standard DVD player
Day bed, air-conditioning, access to a shared bathroom, 55" TV with DVD and PS3 and an additional 1 or 2 beds can also be added
Chattel House 1:
Includes a Queen bed, en suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, TV with DVD and small fridge
Chattel House 2:
Includes a King bed, en suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, TV with DVD and a small pantry/fridge
Medical kit on-site
Formal dining room seating 12
Covered terrace, dining for up to 18
50ft x 12ft heated (on request) Italian mosaic tiled pool
Tennis, gym and spa at the next-door Cobblers Cove Hotel
Child friendly furniture, slip covered in Sunbrella/cotton towels
Beautiful gazebo, garden dining for 14 or setup as a living and seating area
Nearly two acres of mature tropical gardens right on CobblerÃ¢Â€Â™s beach, with safe and excellent swimming
110 volts, ADSL, All bedrooms air conditioned, All bedrooms en suite, Bath Robes, BBQ, Beach front, Cable TV, Children's toys / board games, DVD library, Enclosed Gardens, Environmentally friendly, Established gardens, Family location, Flat screen TV, Fully staffed, Garden view, Gazebo, Guest cottage, Hair dryer, High ceilings, Ice maker, Luxury Finishes, Media Room, Patio, Safes in all Bedrooms, Security Alarm, Security guard, Solar Power Hot Water, Staffed, Stereo, Sun deck, Sun loungers, Sun terrace, Swimming Pool, Telephone, TV, TVs in bedrooms, Walking distance to beach, Walking distance to shops, Water front, Wheel Chair Accessible, Wireless broadband connection
Master Bedroom: 1 King, Ensuite - Shower Only
Master Bedroom 2: King, Ensuite - Shower Only
Bedroom 3 - Erte Room: 1 Queen/2 Singles, Ensuite - Bath Only
Bedroom 4 - Green Room: 2 Singles, Ensuite - Bath Only
Bedroom 5 - South Wing: 1 Queen, Ensuite - Shower Only
Bedroom 6 - Cottage: 1 King, Ensuite - Shower Only
Bedroom 7 - Chattel House 2: 1 King, Ensuite - Shower Only
Villa Manager - Visits property regularly and available on demand.
Housekeeper/Laundress - 7 Days per week, 8 hrs per day
Butler - 7 Days per week, 8 hrs per day
Chef (2 chefs in Winter Season) - 7 Days per week from 8:30am-1:30pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm
Gardener x 2
Night Watchman - 7 days per week
Additional Staffing - For larger groups beyond 12 guests, extra staff is hired and the cost is included in the extra rates.
Additional amenities include: security system, coffee maker, outdoor terrace, washer & dryer, bar, powder room, iron and board, tennis court, entertainment system, hairdryer.
Security Deposit - US$ 1,500
Rental Rates are nightly and are subject to 7.5% VAT
Special rates apply for Christmas and New Year; All rates subject to 7.5% VAT; Any additional guests beyond 12 will incur an extra weekly staff charge of US$300 per adult and US$200 per child (no surcharge for infants)
Villa 145 is for 7-9 Guests using additional accommodations.
Please Contact for rates.
Additional guests beyond 12 years of age will incur an extra weekly staff charge of US$300. Special arrangements can be made to sleep up to 18 guests in total using the chattel houses and media room. Each room is an additional US$100 per night plus VAT