Hot Property – Barbados’ Biggest and Best Luxury Villas
Quite simply, some villas are bigger and better than others. So, for those with more than a passing interest in what’s available at the very apex of the Barbados property ladder, today, here are the five most celebrated villas on the island’s west coast: the Angelica, Callisia, Hibiscus, Royal Lily and Tatters. Architecturally designed, exquisitely finished and all over 5,000 sq. ft. in size, they are to be found on the most prestigious of the island’s private estates, Royal Westmoreland.
With a footprint of 5121 sq. ft., the stylish Angelica is a detached four-bedroomed villa with a stately but contemporary design. Before even entering, you’ll be impressed by the lush gardens that lead to the property’s entrance and the grand foyer that welcomes you inside.
The ground floor living space includes a spacious living room that opens to a private courtyard, a tranquil study, and a modern, designer kitchen and breakfast room, with all mod cons. Two generously sized guest bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, are also housed on this storey, one of which opens to the pool deck. The first-storey is accessed via a feature staircase, from where you will find the master bedrooms, both of which have en-suites and access to a second, external patio area.
Externally, there’s a generous infinity pool, ample sundeck and shaded terrace veranda, with stunning vistas of the estate that make it perfect for wining and dining or just reclining.
Classic columns and Georgian windows endow the Callisia with the distinctive features of a colonial-style mansion house. And with four bedrooms and at 5572 sq. ft., it’s as rich in space as it is in charm.
Greeted by an impressive driveway and attractive porch, the house opens with a well-sized hallway that leads to an incredibly generous and airy living room, with French doors connecting it to an equally generous external living and dining area. Making the most of this is made easier as, just off the living room, you’ll find a high-end, open plan designer kitchen. Two guest bedrooms and a powder room complete the ground floor.
On the first floor, you’ll find a master suite with features that include a private balcony, an en-suite bathroom, a dressing room and two walk-in wardrobes. There is a further first-storey bedroom which also has its own veranda.
Externally, aside from the living and dining area, there is a feature pool with a sundeck and a second outdoor area with its own bar and barbecue. The property also has a double garage. Potential purchasers have the option of adding a two-bedroom cottage to the property which would open onto the pool deck.
Distinctly more Californian than colonial, the Hibiscus is a stunningly designed, one-storey property that oozes modern chic.
With 5500 sq. ft. of space all on one level, the house feels exceptionally light and airy, especially with the front of the property having end-to-end sliding doors, opening everything up to the outdoor space. Indeed, even all the bedrooms open up to the magnificent views and the nearby pool.
Internally, you’ll find an attractive foyer, private office, powder room, utility room and a home cinema. The main feature, of course, is the very spacious, open-plan kitchen and living area that leads directly to the external dining area and private pool.
The internal space is bookended by stunning master suites, each with private verandas, en-suites and walk-in wardrobes, while two generous guest suites, also with en-suite bathrooms, open out to the large veranda.
The Royal Lily villa is a masterpiece of contemporary design bringing not just eye-catching architecture but a home that truly unites the indoor and outdoor living spaces to bring the best of Caribbean living.
At over 6,000 sq. ft., its spaciousness strikes you the moment you walk into the lofty, two-storey entrance hall, from where you’re instantly greeted by views leading out to the pool and the scenery beyond. With space aplenty, the open living room and kitchen open seamlessly to the exterior living area where a shady veranda, outdoor kitchen and bar provide the perfect setting for entertaining family and friends. The ground floor also boasts four of the property’s five bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and a powder room for guests. You’ll also benefit from an office, twin garage, laundry room, ample storage and, upstairs, a cosy media room.
Overlooking the entrance hall, the first floor houses the majestic master suite, boasting a walk-in closet, designer master bathroom, bedroom and private veranda with views over the pool and the estate.
Situated on ridge plot with an uninterrupted panorama across the Caribbean Sea and the best views on the entire Royal Westmoreland estate, the 6500 sq. ft., six-bedroom Tatters, is arguably one of the most enviable villas being built in the Caribbean today and is brimming with outstanding features.
This opulent residence offers a highly spacious, high-ceiling, glass-fronted living space that opens out to the stunning west coast and perfectly blends the indoor-outdoor living experience. The generous kitchen area benefits from top of the range Miele appliances and a large centre island, while, externally, there’s a sprawling terrace and capacious infinity-edge pool. For more intimate occasions, there’s a cosy private bar and entertainment area accessed by a staircase beneath the pool, perfect for small gatherings of family and friends.
Four very generous bedroom suites are situated in the main house, while two guestrooms are located in the property’s adjoining cottage. Tatters is due for completion in April 2022 and will be offered for sale fully furnished.
About Royal Westmoreland
While these properties would be desirable anywhere, their value and prestige are increased further by their being located at Royal Westmoreland, Barbados’ most exclusive private, gated resort. With services including 24/7 security, concierge, private chefs and personal housekeeper, together with amenities, such as a championship-standard golf course, Beach Club, Club House, state of the art gym and tennis courts, property owners get much more than just their own villa.
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