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Luxury Villa Overlooking Royal Westmoreland Golf Course

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Fairways, 3 Forest Hills, Royal Westmoreland, St James, Barbados - Fabulous Views Across The Golf Course To The Carribean Ocean

***Due to a late cancellation for this Christmas/New Year, we now have availability. Please enquire about a special 'late booking' 20% discount on our quoted rates between 13th December 2017 and the 10th January 2018***

The Villa has its own private entrance and garden, including a BBQ terrace. Accommodation has two double bedrooms in the main villa, each with their own bathroom, and a separate cottage suite with double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and kitchenette.

The Villa can be booked as a two bedder for 2-4 people or for 5-6 people (taking all three bedrooms) for a small supplement per person.

An open plan lounge, on the upper floor, opens on to a dining and lounge terrace with stunning views over the Golf Course to the Caribbean Ocean. A new fully fitted kitchen has every convenience for self catering.

A housekeeper attends each weekday to do your cleaning and washing.

The Villa has Sony flat screen Cable TV’s, a Bluray DVD player, high speed broadband wireless internet access, Bluetooth Music streamer, UK TV including Sky, All in One printer, scanner, fax facility, two I-Pod docks, and a Radio/CD player.

Guests have a choice of two pools. A salt water pool, and a regular pool at the Sanctuary within two minutes walk. A fully equipped fitness centre boasts the latest equipment, as well as a bar.

There is a free shuttle service to Mullins beach and restaurant facility.

Royal Westmoreland Golf: The Royal Westmoreland championship golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, has spectacular views from every fairway and green.

Ian Woosnam, Masters Champion, European Ryder Cup captain and resident at Royal Westmoreland, has described the 4 par 3's on the course as some of the best he has played anywhere in the world.

The Sanctuary: Situated near the Clubhouse, the Sanctuary has a pool, Jacuzzi and a gymnasium for the sport enthusiast

Tennis: Two floodlit tennis courts are available all year round and tennis coaching is also offered.

The Rum Shak within walking distance does evening snacks and drinks, as well as a quiz night in season.

More Details

Owner
Neil Donnan
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2017

About Neil Donnan

My wife and I live in England having just retired from running a vineyard in France.

We bought our Villa in Barbados as an escape to paradise. The temperature is a constant 29 degrees all year round and we love the tropical atmosphere. We can indulge in a round of Golf every day, or just chill out on the terrace, around the pool or at the beach.

We were concerned about the security on some Caribbean islands but Barbados has an enviable reputation as a safe place to live. We have been most impressed by the friendliness of everybody on the island and have made many friends.

There always seems to be something to do if we want to be active. Holders festival is world renowned, as is the "Crop Over" festival. Music is everywhere and 'steel pan' is infectious. We love it.

Neil Donnan purchased this villa in 2007

Why Neil Donnan chose Forest Hills

We chose 'Royal Westmoreland' because it is on the "Platinum" West Coast, only minutes from the best beaches. The Golf Course is spectacular, with views of the Caribbean from every fairway. It has been rated as one of the top 50 Golf Courses in the World outside the USA. Nearby Holetown has dozens of Restaurants ranging from the ultra relaxed to the World famous "Cliff Restaurant" frequented by the celebs.

Barbados is well known for it's safe environment and the friendliness of it's people. Royal Westmoreland is a gated community with relaxed security.

For the adventurous, there is lots to explore in Barbados; fabulous views, surfing beaches, historical Plantation houses, rum distilleries, scuba diving, game fishing, jetskiing and much more. Or you can just chill out at Mullins Beach.

What makes this villa unique

The Villa enjoys wonderful views over the Golf Course to the sea. Each bedroom has it's own facilities and the separate Cottage enjoys added privacy.

The villa has an outdoor terrace for dining and a fully fitted kitchen. There is cable TV, an Ipod dock and stereo system, and WiFi broadband internet.

Guests can choose from two pools at the resort. In season there is a free shuttle to Mullins Beach with beach facilities and an indulgence Spa. There is a fully fitted fitness centre on site with the most modern Nautilus equipment. The Club house has a bar and restaurant and there is a 'Rum Shack' for relaxed snacks and drinks.

Our housekeeper, Genevieve, comes in each weekday to clean and do the laundry. A welcome pack of supplies is provided free to get you going when you arrive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As I write, I am sitting here in the Clubhouse with my family awaiting our last lunch before we leave for the airport for our trip home. We are so sad to leave!

We flew here from New York with our two sons nearly 8 yrs and 6 yrs, and my mother joined us from London. The Villa has been perfect for us, affording my mother the perfect amount of family time and privacy in her separate Garden Room.

We have spent most of our time either at the pool or the beach at Mullins. We also took the boys on a glass bottomed boat where we swam with the fish and the sea turtles.

Mostly, we relaxed and took advantage of the fantastic Villa and surroundings; we wanted for nothing.

Lastly, our thanks would not be complete without mentioning Genevieve. She is a wonderful, kind lady and couldn't do enough for us. We are sad to leave, particularly to the cold in New York but feel so blessed to have had these two weeks in Paradise. We will be back!

Thank you Neil and Olivia

Lisa, Paul, Sam and Matthew Green
Dec 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Forest Hills in Saint James

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The Master en-suite bathroom has a bath and a separate shower. It has twin 'his and hers' sinks. An electric shaver socket provides 110 and 240 volt supply. The second bedroom in the Villa has an en-suite shower room with twin sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 inc. 2 in separate cottage Notes on bedrooms: The Master bedroom has a double bed and is air-conditioned. There is also a ceiling fan for gentle cooling. An adjacent area has a desk with broadband internet access, faxing and printing. A relaxing area gives out onto a private garden terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: The property enjoys three private terraces, one to each bedroom. All of the terraces have sun loungers. The property also has a private garden. The terrace in the private garden has a Weber gas barbeque for guest use. Parking for up to two cars is adjacent to the property. Utility Room: There is a washing machine and tumble dryer but our housekeeper takes care of laundry. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Our housekeeper will deal with laundry daily during the week. Other: The outside terrace, off the living room, has lounge chairs and a dining table for 6. It is protected and has an electric awning.

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Luxury Villa Overlooking Royal Westmoreland Golf Course
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent the first 3 weeks in June at Fairways, and really didn't want to leave! The villa is perfectly located and has so many advantages; the bedrooms are both huge and en-suite with loads of wardrobe and drawer space (and plenty of hangars). They are both air-conditioned and keep lovely and cool. Upstairs isn't air-conditioned, but because you are high up on the development, and both ends of the living space have large patio doors which you can open - you get a lovely breeze through. We looked at a couple of other villas on the development while we were there through some friends, and I wouldn't want any other layout as many are all on one floor which means you wouldn't want to leave windows open; you would get more insect problems; etc. Fairways works really well. We also rented the cottage for family members which was perfect; a large studio bedroom with kitchenette/fridge/kettle/microwave and a lovely en-suite. Again, loads of wardrobe space. 3 things made this villa perfect for us; firstly, its location is stunning - great views - very private and quiet. Secondly, the villa has everything you could possibly want in it - the kitchen is like being in your own home - and the big American fridge/freezer is so useful. Thirdly (and possibly the best bit) is Genevieve the housekeeper: She is amazing and such a lovely lady. She changes the towels and bed linen constantly; cleans everything so it is all spotless and is just so helpful - and no matter how hot it gets, she sings and smiles all the time. There are loads of great restaurants locally and with the new Massey's supermarket due to open in Holetown soon (it's like Waitrose) - it's easy to cater for yourselves. We regularly bought fresh fruit and veg from the street sellers and just went to the local supermarket (Jordan's) for other basics. The main pool area of Royal Westmoreland is beautifully maintained with loads of sunbeds/fresh towels etc and the gym is amazing. The shuttle bus to the beach only goes a couple of times a day in low season but as we had a car (driving is really easy on the island) that didn't bother us. We have been to Barbados many times over many years but have always stopped in a hotel - but never again. We hope to return to Fairways many more times in the future - it really is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hampshire
5

With heavy hearts we had to leave

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was glorious. Two weeks in this stunning villa that really did contribute to making our holiday memorable for all the right reasons. We could have lazy mornings on the balcony or by the pool whilst planning what to do in the afternoon. And then come back after cocktails and sunsets on the beach to find Genevieve had worked her magic and the villa was as spotless as when we arrived.

The villa was exactly as described and whilst the photos are fantastic they don't do the property justice. Especially view (you can now see the Caribbean from both sides of the living room as trees have been cleared).

There was also a welcome pack of juices, cereals, milk and bread waiting for us on arrival, so having got here at 6pm straight from the airport we didn't have to worry about breakfast the next morning.

The kitchen comes fully equipped so you can do as much catering as you want to with all the gadgets you have at home. There is also a barbecue (buying fish from one of the many local markets is a must).

Hundreds of local restaurants, all accessible from the villa, too many to chose from but some that we really enjoyed were:

Zaccio's: Fabulous coconut shrimp and pizzas (and they deliver pizzas too)

JuJu's: Beach bar that does great burgers and wedges

Tides: If you want a special meal or are celebrating a special occasion.

Round House: About 40 minutes away but the view is spectacular

Beach House: A great place for evening dinner

Fish Pot: Lovely for lunch but amongst the pricier ones

Chilly Moo's: Ice cream and more ice cream!

Mr Delish: Enterprise Beach, he does the most incredible fish nuggets with chilli sauce. A must on every trip to the island.

Treetops: The cafe at Earthworks does fabulous Panini and the view is fantastic.

Cafe Carizuna: In the Chattel Houses in Holetown. Again, great for wraps and they have free wifi :-)

I could go on.

Closer to home of course the Rum Shak on Royal Westmoreland is just a stroll away and the perfect place for an early family supper and the service is the best we had on the island.

If you have small children do go and look for monkeys playing in the trees near the Sanctuary Spa just before the sun sets. ANd if you are really lucky you will see them run across the back garden too.

Suffice to say the property exceeds any and all expectations and is highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful villa - I got tearful when we arrived! The children loved playing on the lawn as we sipped drinks on the balcony, and the swimming pools were bliss. So unspoilt and relaxing. The use of Mullins beach was a very special treat too - we became very fond of the virgin coladas!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

2nd stay at Fairways

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed at the Fairways Villa and we have enjoyed every minute. We have now visited the Island for 6 years and have fallen completely in love with the place. The locals are the most welcoming and friendly people you would ever wish to meet.

We would like to say a big thank you to Neil and Olivia for allowing us to have this wonderful opportunity and also to Genevieve for making our stay just perfect.

Paul, Andrea, Neil and Moya

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Thank you

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a lovely stay, the Villa is amazing and so is Barbados. We have made some lovely memories and will definitely be returning. Genevieve has been wonderful.

Thank you

The West family

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beckenham, Kent, UK
5

Superb Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the villa in August 2010. To say it was superb is an understatement. The villa is quite beautiful and the surrounding views are simply breathtaking. Having breakfast and dinner on the balcony was lovely, and Genevieve the housekeeper was simply awesome. Access to the beaches, bars and shops was easy. Even if you don't drive, there is a shuttle that can transport you back and forth throughout the day. The golf course is first class (even if you play as badly as me, ha!), and I had to literally drag my chidren out of the pool every day, as it was so good. There is also a very good gym. All in all I can only thank you to Neil and Olivia for allowing us the pleasure of experiencing their villa. Thank you, and we will be back.

Tony, Cheryl and the kids x

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bridgetown, Barbados
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Rum Shak
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Royal Westmoreland
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Club House
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Mullins
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The Villa is a 5 minute drive from the West Coast and a choice of beaches. Mullins Beach, where guests enjoy exclusive facilities, is a 10 minute drive.

Facilities include a bar and one of the best restaurants on the island, beach loungers and umbrellas, towels, shower and WC

In the season, there is a free shuttle from the Club House to Mullins.

Also located at Mullins is the Indulgance Spa. Situated adjacent to Mullins Beach, Royal Westmoreland’s beachside Indulgence Spa awaits.

Travel:

Royal Westmoreland is located 30 minutes from Grantley Adams International airport at Bridgetown. The following airlines serve Grantley Adams International Airport:

* Air Canada

* American Airlines

* American Eagle

* BMI

* British Airways

* Caribbean Airlines

* Condor

* JetBlue

* LIAT

* US Airways

* Virgin Atlantic

* WestJet

Taxis are available at the airport and several hire car companies have offices there, including Drive-a-Matic.

Distances:

The Villa is 10 minutes by car from Holetown on the West Coast. Holetown is where settlers first landed in Barbados and the town has real charm. A Village of 'Chattel House' shops provide souvenirs, art, fashion, a delicatessen and café. The town has a number of beautiful churches, the one of St James dating to the 17th century. Modern supermarket facilities exist as well as a choice of wine shops. You could eat at a different restaurant every night for a month with every taste catered for.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Forest Hills, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low-Season
23 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
From
£250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,600
for 7 nights
£5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £100 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
7 Jan 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
8 Apr 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Tentative bookings can be made without commitment. A fixed booking requires a 20% deposit with the balance paid 8 weeks before departure. All prices are quoted in US$ but payment can be paid in UK£sterling or US$.

Changeover Day:
There is no fixed changeover day. Arrival is preferred during the day or evening so our housekeeper can show you around and give you keys. Check-out is at noon but later check-out is possible by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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