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Very Spacious, Private, Open Plan Retreat. Pool And Stunning Views Of West Coast

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

House above Mullins Beach, St. Peter - Idyllic, Peaceful Location In Beautiful Landscaped Gardens

Available to rent from 3 to 6 bedrooms. Pricing depends on amount of bedrooms required/number of guests in party. The maximum price during off peak periods is £1150 per night for the use of 5 x bedrooms/up to 10 guests - £950 per night for 4 x bedrooms/up to 8 guests - £750 per night for 3 x bedrooms/up to 6 guests. The villa can accommodate 12 guests as the Media room converts into a sixth bedroom with Twin beds only and has an en suite shower room, AC, ceiling fan and wardrobe. Please contact me to discuss price for use of 6 x bedrooms/up to 12 guests.

Built on the site of an old sugar storage barn this villa is the perfect choice for relaxed, outdoor Caribbean living at its best. Elegant yet informal it is deceptively spacious and the views are breathtaking with spectacular sunsets. The decor throughout is very tasteful with a calm, neutral palette, creating a totally laid-back environment in the most idyllic, tropical setting. The open plan living deck and dining areas lead onto the swimming pool deck, all with incredible panoramic views of the west coast. A short 3 minute drive takes you to the famous Mullins Beach though it may be difficult to pull yourself away from the breeze-swept pool and outdoor Jacuzzi where many an ice cold local Deputy lager and delicious sun-downer cocktails have been enjoyed.

The three exceptional staff of private chef, butler and housekeeper make sure everyone has a truly relaxing holiday. They will greet you on arrival, offer helpful tips on where to go, book restaurants for you, organize transport if required and generally ensure you have everything you need. Chef will help plan menus and can cater for special dietary requirements.

It is impossible not to fall in love with The Old Sugar House where guests experience the beauty of Barbados and make amazing holiday memories to last a lifetime.

More Details

Susan Moss
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Susan Moss

Born and raised in Barbados at Bakers Plantation, as a child, Sue Moss used to play in the storage barn that is now her island retreat. Situated on a ridge looking West onto the crystal waters of the Caribbean sea the house is nestled between two trees she and her siblings climbed during their school holidays. The design of the house focused on taking advantage of the amazing panoramic view and how best to utilise the natural breezes so welcomed from the East. The open plan design affords alfresco living the likes of which is difficult to replicate in the UK or many places the world over. All bedrooms having an ensuite affords all important privacy. Although she now resides in the UK, Sue and her family and friends spend as much time as possible in Barbados at their home from home.

Susan Moss purchased this villa in 1999

Why Susan Moss chose Barbados

Without doubt the incredible view was a massive Wow factor in the decision to build The Old Sugar House. The house almost ended up being called 'Wow' due to everyone's reaction when visiting the site. The house sits on arguably one of the best locations on the West Coast, just above Mullins. The cooling trade winds make this a preferred venue to the humidity, sand and lack of privacy on the beach. It is off the beaten track yet close to all the desirable hot spots on the West Coast. All our guests, whatever age, regard this as a massive plus.

What makes this villa unique

The Old Sugar House overlooks rolling sugar plantation fields onto the blue Caribbean sea and it is this incredible vista that sets it apart from many other properties offering similiar accommodation. The unique open plan design immediately connects guests with the tranquility of its location. Although off the beaten track, the close proximity to Mullins Beach and the convenient facilities in nearby Speightstown and Holetown mean one does not have to spend too long travelling to a bank, supermarket, drugstore, bar/restaurant. Many Celebrities frequently stay and the house has been the venue for their special occasions. The house is often used for weddings and has been featured in Hello Magazine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please read the guests reviews.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint James in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1. En-suite to bedroom 2. En-suite to bedroom 3. En-suite to bedroom 4. En-suite to bedroom 5. En-suite to media room (bedroom 6) for larger parties. Powder room off luncheon deck.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5/6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2 king size bed, TV, DVD, private deck or patio. Bedroom 3 and 4 twin beds. Can be converted to Doubles Bedroom 5 double bed. Fridge, kettle, toaster, private patio. Bedroom 6 twin beds. All with AC and Fans Infant cot and bedding.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Exceptional entertainment/reception covered deck with a great bar for sipping cocktails at sunset or a pre dinner drink, creating a very laid-back atmosphere. All bedrooms are en-suite and are furnished to a very high standard. There is lots of wardrobe space with ample hangers and shelving. The various areas for relaxing out of the sun and in the evening are perfect for large or small parties as there is always somewhere quiet for a snooze. Outside: Large BBQ at the far end of the luncheon deck. Good size private swimming pool and separate, heated jacuzzi surrounded by a spacious stone deck with umbrellas, sun loungers, tables, chairs and footstools. BBQ overlooking the fantastic views of the west coast and large, private, beautifully landscaped gardens. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, utility sink, ironing board, iron and ceiling fan. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fully stocked with linen, robes, bath and pool/beach towels, maid/laundress 6 days per week. Items of personal laundry that do not require dry cleaning will be laundered free of charge once placed in the linen baskets in the bedrooms. Other: Library with wi-fi and internet access, desk and chair, sofa, lamp, telephone, ceiling fan and air conditioning.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


Paradise in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely incredible place. The views were indescribable, the staff warm, efficient and talented, and Sue & David did everything they could to make us feel as welcome as possible, without being intrusive. The best way to explain the layout was outdoors indoors. The villa's living areas have been designed to be sympathetic to the plantation and without walls or barriers, so 90% of your awake time is with only a roof only, over your head. It works incredibly well, although at night you have the ability to lock yourself in. Birds feed at the table and monkeys frolick in the trees, whilst you enjoy beautiful food or drinks from the various dining areas and bar. At times, we didn't want to leave the villa, as we preferred the food and ambience to anything else that Barbados had to offer.

It's a 15 minute walk to Mullins Beach, which is one of the best on the West Coast with a great restaurant, bar and all the usual watersports etc.

All the big and famous restaurants are only a 10 minute drive, assuming that you ever want to leave.

The kids said it was the best holiday they ever had, and the only challenge was getting out of Ireland life and back into the UK flow. Can't wait to go back, and we WILL go back

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a holiday !! What a villa !!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here with a group of 10.Our party had the most amazing stay in this beautiful villa which was made all the more special by the fabulous staff. Our every need was catered for.

The location was fabulous as were the facilities and the views.........fantastic.

The property is well maintained and spotless with beautiful décor.

It was so nice of the owners to drop in and see us on our first day. We would all recommend this property and would love to return.......one day hopefully.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in Barbados in this gorgeous villa! The staff was absolutely lovely and very helpful. I highly recommend a relaxing stay at the sugar house! Sophia from France.

Je recommande vivement un séjour dans cette villa absolument magnifique dans laquelle on se sent bien dès l'arrivée. Le personnel est très agréable et efficace. Un superbe séjour à la Barbade dont je me souviendrais! SOPHIA

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very special place.

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of eleven, ranging from age 25 to 80, stayed at The Old Sugar House to celebrate a year of special birthdays and wedding anniversaries. We wanted somewhere really special and TOSH did not let us down. Sue and Dave were absolutely marvellous right from the start and helped in so many ways, including arranging our transport and preliminary shopping.

The outside area of the house is so very relaxing and we spent the first few days just staring out at the fantastic view over the sugar cane fields to the sea , looking at the beautiful gardens and watching the wildlife.

The staff are fantastic - Terry is an amazing chef, he discussed our menus with us for each day and accommodated everyone's tastes with no problem at all. Julius was always on hand, doing our shopping, setting tables, serving the food, pouring the wine, making amazing rum punch! Stephanie discreetly tidied, cleaned and also washed our clothes which appeared back in the wardrobe as if by magic.

There's plenty to do if you can tear yourselves away from the house. We didn't hire a car but it was easy to arrange taxis to accommodate all of us. We hired a private catamaran for 3 hours with a company called Small Cats; this was a great trip which took us swimming with the turtles and snorkelling over wrecks. The walk down to Mullins Beach takes about 20 to 25 minutes and is easy if you're reasonably fit. Unfortunately the beach bar wasn't open when we were there but it all looked good and we were easily able to hire jet skis.

I could say so much more but suffice it to say - just go and find out yourself - you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Old Sugar House

  • 5 of 5

We had a family party of 9 adults at The Old Sugar House for a week ... it was the best week we could imagine. The setting, the furnishings, the staff were all first class. Sue and David were very helpful prior to our holiday and arranged car hire and taxis for us. They answered all our queries with patience and good humour. Julius, Terry and Stephanie at the house were all very obliging and professional and made the holiday the success that it was. We will certainly look at returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Further Amazing Memories At The Old Sugar

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th stay at this wonderful property, I have stayed with Girlfriends, my partner and myself with a couple of friends, my partner and my children then aged 13/14 and another couple with there children similar ages, each time I hope that the house and staff are what I recall.......well this time I stayed with my 2 children now 19/20 my step children, 32/36 and there children 6/3 Oh and last but not least my mum, but we wont mention her age!!

The house was everything I recalled and possibly more!!

Julias who is the house manager could not have looked after us better, from accompanying us to the supermarket ( the previous week he had done all of the shopping for the guests) to making sure that we had everything required at both the dinner and breakfast tables, especially good at making sure that our wine glasses where never empty!!

One evening one of my grandchildren had what was the start of an ear infection at 11pm. ( diagnosed by Julias ) the adults had enjoyed the wine at dinner so Julias was our taxi down to the medical centre even waiting for us to be seen!

Then there is his famous "Rum Punch!" having also stayed in lots of hotels on the Island including Sandy Lane you will not find rum punch like it, apparently the secret is the limes but please don't tell Julias I shared this with you!

Terry our Chef was just amazing everything he cooked was just wonderful! as if we where not a crowd already we had friends on the Island so on one evening Terry cooked for a further 10 people all with fantastic results, nothing was to much trouble!

Stepheny ( Dusty )

I think the nickname we had for her says it all, Oh and the fact that we all returned home with cleaned ironed clothes in our suitcase, all the time having possibly 30 towels a day to launder!

Our days where mainly spent between fun in the pool and Jacuzzi with the amazing views from here to fun down on Mullins beach with its easy beach bistro ( Sunday afternoon a must with the band ) Sunbeds always available with quiet areas if required or as busy as you would like with the local watersport gentlemen who looked after us!

Sundowners where always a must back at the house for the view

Of the sunset!

As a family we travel most months a year usually to Europe enjoying 10 days usually in Feb March in the caribean my choice above all the hotels ( I have stayed in lots of them ) would be the personal service and wonderful surrounding of "The Old Sugar House!"

I booked upon our return for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb Half Term
10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
9 Apr 2018 - 9 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
10 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
4 Sep 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £150 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Important notice: all rates quoted are for 3 bedroom occupancy (up to 6 guests) and fully staffed service, except during high season periods - Feb half term, Easter and Christmas - when the minimum price is quoted is for up to 5 bedroom occupancy. All other periods, add £200 per room per night up to 5/6 bedrooms occupancy. Please contact the owner for booking info. Deposit of 30% (50% at Christmas) at time of booking. Balance to be paid 2 months prior to travel.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible. Guests can normally relax at the house, having vacated the main bedrooms, up until departing for the airport as the staff are adept at 'turning' the house around for new arrivals.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for 3 bedroom occupancy (up to 6 Guests) except at peak periods - Feb half term, Easter and Christmas - when the minimum nightly rate is quoted for up to 5 bedroom occupancy. At other times, if more than 3 bedrooms are required, please add an extra £200 per room per night ie: 4 bedroom occupancy (up to 8 Guests) £950 per night, 5 bedroom occupancy (up to 10 Guests) £1150 per night, 6 bedroom occupancy (up to 12 Guests) £1350 per night. Rates include full staff and all taxes.

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