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Wonderful west coast home with sea views!!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Speightstown, Barbados

The Curates House is perched on a lovely ridge above Speightstown with wonderful sea views.This historical, spacious home is furnished in a traditional style with all modern conveniences .There is a large pool deck overlooking the ocean featuring both dining and lounge gazebos as well as sunloungers and BBQ . The internal dining/kitchen area is designed for entertaining and leads out onto the deck.


Owner
gillian field
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

About gillian field

We first visited Barbados for a month in 2005 - it was "love at first sight " and we cancelled our return tickets , bought a house and stayed . Sounds impulsive - it was ! We have spent 11 fabulous years here - best place to raise a young family .

gillian field purchased this house in 2004

Why gillian field chose Speightstown

We decided that we wanted a proper Barbados experience - a house with history rather than a more touristy gated development .

We chose the Curates House because of its views , proximity to the ocean and our love of the former capital , Speightstown . Theres also a very friendly cricket club next door .

We have 3 fantastic beaches 3 mins drive from our house and i have swum their pretty much every day for 11 years - no better start to the day .

Visitors are very complimentary about the house which has a friendly ,happy feel .

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Speightstown in Saint Peter

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms with limestone floors , shower/tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ground floor master ensuite with king size mahogany sleigh bed Ground floor Bed 2 with king size mahogany bed - ground floor with family bathroom adjoining . Stairs to bed 3 - twin beds bed 4 - Queen bed Bathroom adjoining
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(3 traveller reviews)

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Wonderful west coast home with sea views!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

A beguiling house in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a substantial historic house located on a ridge overlooking Speightstown and the Caribbean sea. It would be hard to imagine a more idyllic location - peaceful, nestled in the tree canopy, with stunning views. The house has real character, with late colonial influences including beautiful dark hardwood floors and window shutters. The interior fittings and furniture also reflect the period of the property and are stylish, attractive and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and is light and spacious with a large dining table and a raised breakfast bar. The ground-floor master bedroom, with its excellent en suite, maintains the high quality of the rest of the interior, with the exotic addition of a morning wake-up call as monkeys play on the roof of the building just after dawn. The outside spaces are of the same high quality. We divided our time between the excellent pool which enjoys direct sun for most of the day and is long enough for a serious swim; the patio which, again, is spacious and sunny; and the seating and dining gazebos which provide welcome relief from the fierce sun while enjoying a clear view of Speightstown and the Caribbean sea. In fact, much as we enjoyed the interior of the house, we spent most of our waking hours in the outdoor spaces, preparing meals on the large gas bar b q, feeding the birds, watching the dancing dragonflies, and listening to the howls of the monkeys. This really is a slice of paradise. If you feel the need to leave this property, you can walk down the hill to the beach bars and restaurants in just 15 minutes.

This is a fabulous property which we can highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect secluded hideaway, surrounded by stunning nature!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four and stayed for two weeks- the second week joined also by a family friend. The property was more than amply sized for the 3 adults and 2 (very active) children, and amazingly stocked with all we needed, and much more (we used the great BBQ most evenings). The views were stunning, and the sunsets from the decking were absolutely amazing each evening.

We loved the bats each evening as they came out; they flew so close if you stood in the right place, that you could hear and feel their wing beats! My daughter was amazed!

Monkeys played within sight and cane toads frequently crossed the patio area once the sun went down. House geckos and lizards were by the dozen, and we even had a few barbados leaf toed - thought to be extinct there until 3 years ago!

You feel like you have escaped to your own private tree house, indeed many of our friends born and raised on the island were oblivious to the existence of the property. This is something of a rarity on an island so small and well traversed.

Gillian, the owner, is lovely and completely accessible for any query- I am no good with technology and could not work Netflix- all resolved within a couple of hours. Unfortunately one of the air con units was on the blink and stopped the day after we arrived, we expected an uncomfortable night, but that afternoon it was serviced and repaired with a new circuit board, all with minimal fuss and intrusion to the holiday- an absolutely top class response and better than many previously from other rentals.

Cannot fault any response from Gillian over the course of the holiday, or the property itself, it's a great place to go, already planning the return!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Value - Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight loved the house and it is as beautiful as the pictures close to fantastic beaches but still private with no other spots close by. We would highly recommend it

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
grantley adams
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
little bristol
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
apes hill
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
abc
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
speightstown
Car: recommended

Curates House is wonderfully located on a ridge above Speightstown with ocean views and amazing sunsets .

This home has the feel of a truely historic Barbados residence and is located next to St Peters Vicarage .

Curates house is 3 mins drive to 3 fantastic beaches and Port St Charles yacht club . Local shopping is also 3 mins drive and more extensive shopping is available 10 mins away in Holetown .

All attractions are no more than 30 mins drive

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Speightstown, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£950
for 5 nights
From
£190
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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