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Speightstown, St. Peter, Barbados

$2,150 - $7,400 / USD PER Night
4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Fully staffed, Beachfront, Pool, Private gym, Air conditioning, Private tennis court
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This opulent beachfront villa is set within two acres of lush, tropical gardens, provides a magical setting ideal for families or groups looking for a more personalized holiday alternative to the larger hotels on the island. The timeless essence of Leamington's sophisticated yet unpretentious elegance is reminiscent of its past, when famed movie stars Greta Garbo and Claudette Colbert dined under the Caribbean stars, and glamour juxtaposed effortlessly with relaxed island-style living. On entering the gates of Leamington, one feels the pressures of the outside world gently slip away; the sound of waves breaking gently on the white sands, combined with the pleasant sea breezes and intoxicating scent of tropical flowers, creates an air of tranquility that immediately embraces you.

Designed by Oliver Messel, famed English stage designer and architect, Leamington is a fine example of his distinctive style, expertly merging the interior and exterior living spaces to create an idyllic tropical setting for refined island living and entertaining. Messel discovered Leamington when he stayed at the villa in the 1950's; he found it so enticing that he persuaded his friends Dru and Jack Heinz (of Heinz Foods) to purchase the estate. Mrs. Heinz then commissioned Messel to rebuild the Pavilion, and his signature style transformed Leamington into one of the most stunning properties on the island today.

Recently renovated and refurbished, Leamington's meticulous decor blends luxurious furnishings, noteworthy antiques and personalized touches to make the villa truly one of a kind. The villa is filled with European and Caribbean-inspired artwork, including paintings, sculptures and hand-painted furniture, as well as artisanal finishes such as sculpted cornices and coral stone archways.

While Leamington is replete with architectural and design interest, intrinsically it is a home. The main salon, located at the centre of the villa, opens onto a large covered terrace with casual dining and living areas, suitable for entertaining large groups and parties, yet cozy enough for a more intimate tete-a-tete. Dark wicker furniture, overstuffed white pillows and billowing curtains create a breezy atmosphere ideal for outdoor living, one of the most enticing features of a Caribbean holiday villa. There is also a separate formal dining room, decorated in the Rococo style, featuring classical statues in corner niches framed by shells and coral, surrounding a stunning marble dining table with an antiqued mirrored top. Flowering trellises adorn the entranceways, creating a romantic atmosphere ideal for candlelit dining on cool Caribbean nights.

Beyond the main terrace is the villa's classically shaped swimming pool, where crystal waters entice guests for early morning laps, midday dips to escape from the heat of the sun and evening soaks beneath the stars. Emerald green lawns flank the pool where chaise lounges await sunbathers, as well as two enchanting gazebos designed by famed local architect, Larry Warren. Painted in the trademark 'Messel Green', the gazebos are topped by two lifelike cast lead Barbadian Green Monkeys and feature Messel-inspired copper chandeliers, both created by Barbadian craftsman James Barrow. The dining gazebo is ideal for casual dining or afternoon tea, while the other features an oversized lounger, inviting chats with friends over a round of rum punches, catching up on the latest novel or sneaking in an afternoon nap.

The beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the pool feature lush, tropical gardens with hibiscus, bougainvillea, orchids, ixoras and ornamental palms. The well-established trees provide natural privacy, ample shade and a relaxed atmosphere. Whimsical bronze statues, a lily pond and inviting nooks for a few quiet moments to read, meditate or simply listen to the waves, help complete the garden's charming allure.

The garden culminates with over 200 ft. of frontage to the Caribbean Sea, where immaculate white sands entice you to sink your toes in, and crystal blue waters hold treasures of a vibrant coral reef just a short swim from shore. Snorkelers can view stunning corals and tropical fish while cavorting with visiting turtles, a delight to all who visit Leamington. For those who prefer land-based activities, there is a beautiful lawn tennis court and small gym on premises, and golf enthusiasts can play the Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill courses, all within 20 minutes' drive.

Beyond the enchanting surroundings and luxurious amenities, perhaps one of the most alluring features of your stay at Leamington is the five-star service provided by the villa's experienced staff. There is a butler, housekeeper, chef, maid, ; it is their objective that you thoroughly enjoy every moment of your holiday from start to finish, leaving with memories to last a lifetime.

While the serene setting and luxurious pampering of the Leamington estate can make one feel miles away from the island's pulsing lifestyle, its location near both historic Speightstown and vibrant Holetown, offers easy access to shopping, fine dining, charming beachfront cafes and vibrant nightlife. Full concierge services are available to assist with reservations and other arrangements.

One bedroom Leamington Cottage with plunge pool, set just at the water's edge, can be rented in conjunction with the main house should an additional bedroom be needed (Please inquire - additional costs apply).

Location

Distance to Beach: Beachfront
Distance to Town: 5 minutes to Speightstown, 14 minutes to Holetown, 25 minute drive to Bridgetown Distance to Airport: 40 minute drive to Grantley Adams International (BGI)

Features &
Amenities

Features:

  1. -Air-conditioned bedrooms, ceiling fans throughout
  2. -Gourmet kitchen, separate formal dining room
  3. -Cable TV, DVD player, stereo, iPod dock
  4. -WiFi
  5. -Private gym
  6. -Security safe
  7. -Hair dryers, L'Occitane Luxury Amenities provided on arrival


Outdoor Features:

  1. -Over 200' of frontage to the Caribbean Sea
  2. -Pool, 34' x 44', 4' at shallow end and 6' at deep end, pool shower
  3. -Two poolside gazebos - One with large day bed for lounging
  4. -Spacious pool/sun deck, loungers, umbrellas, covered terraces
  5. -Beautifully landscaped grounds and lush, tropical gardens
  6. -BBQ, dining gazebo for al fresco dining
  7. -Private tennis court
  8. -Golf course nearby
  9. -Watersports by request - Concierge can assist with arrangements


Extra Services:

  1. -Security system
  2. -Your vacation package includes roundtrip luxury airport transfers, a welcome rum cocktail on arrival and canapes with rum cocktail each evening before dinner (Terms and Conditions Apply)
  3. -Concierge Team: Knowledgeable, experienced and committed to serving your needs. The Guest Services Coordinator enjoys helping others and is passionate about taking great care of guests. The Concierge Manager, uses her exceptional organisational skills to ensure you enjoy a seamless holiday experience. They love making arrangements and recommendations to help make your holiday special...before your arrival, for your arrival, during your stay and right up to your departure. Just ask what they can do for you!


Staff Details:

  1. -Chef: Cost of food extra ($)
  2. *Gardener, Night watchman and dedicated Property Manager are also on hand to ensure your comfort

Staff

Butler, Chef, Housekeepers, Maid, Laundress

Bedroom
Descriptions

Two of the guest rooms are located in one wing off the main salon, while a third guest bedroom and the luxurious master suite are located in another more recently built wing designed by Larry Warren.

Master Bedroom 1:

King canopied bed, en-suite marble bathroom, tub, shower, trellised sitting area, flat screen TV, air-conditioning

Bedroom 2:

King (convertable to two twins), en-suite marble bathroom, shower, air-conditioning

Bedroom 3:

King (convertable to two twins), en-suite marble bathroom, shower, air-conditioning

Bedroom 4:

King (convertable to two twins), en-suite marble bathroom, tub/shower, air-conditioning


BONUS:

  1. Guest half bathroom

Villa
Policies

  1. Children only welcomed by special request
  2. Maximum 8 guests
  3. No smoking is permitted inside
  4. Pets not allowed
  5. *Late departures and early arrivals incur fees - please inquire
7.5% taxes not included
minimum 5 night stay year-round
minimum 14 night stay over Christmas/ New Years
VAT is applicable
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