BB100

 

Glamorous Italianate Beachfront Estate,

Exceptional Staff and Service

Special Features

  • One of our Flagship properties on Barbados

  • A VHR, WORLDWIDE Staff favorite!

  • Glamorous Italianate beachfront villa on private Estate, designed by Oliver Messel

  • Prime position on, with direct access to, 'Platinum' West Coast beach - swim or snorkel just steps away

  • Elegant private swimming pool with seaside gazebo and statuary

  • Lush, fragrant, mature tropical plantings and manicured lawn

  • Lovely sunset view

  • Delightful staff of Butler, Chef, Housekeepers and Laundress (7)

  • Rental includes luxury airport transfers, rum cocktail on arrival and rum cocktail with canapés each evening prior to dinner

  • Can be rented with BB101 to accommodate a larger party of up to 10 guests

 

     Located at the north end of Barbados's West Coast in Speightstown, St. Peter, this opulent beachfront Villa is set within two acres of lush, tropical gardens.  The Estate provides a magical setting ideal for families or groups looking for a more personalized alternative to the larger hotels on the island.

 

     The timeless essence of BB100'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.  Upon entering the gates, 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, BB100 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 the property 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 BB100, and his signature style transformed this magnificent Villa into one of the most stunning properties on the island today.

 

     Recently renovated and refurbished, BB100's meticulous décor blends luxurious furnishings, noteworthy antiques and personalized touches to make the palatial Villa truly one of a kind.  The House 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 BB100 is replete with architectural and design interest, intrinsically it is a home.  Recent guests described their first impressions: 'From the instant we arrived, we felt ensconced in luxury…everyone was totally hit by the 'Wow' factor of this beautiful house; it's absolutely stunning yet at the same time, calm and comfortable. You really couldn't ask for better.'  Our company President and staff have had the pleasure of residing here, and between the casually elegant atmosphere and exceptional service from a friendly and caring staff, this Villa remains one of our favorites on Barbados.

 

     The Main Salon, located at the center 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 tête-à-tête.  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 perfect 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.  Well-manicured emerald green lawns flank the pool where chaise lounges invite 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.  As one guest so aptly stated, this Villa is 'the perfect setting to do nothing ... read, talk about things you never get 'round to, watch the sunset – and simply, chill.'

 

     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 feet 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 the Estate.  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.

 

     BB100's four air-conditioned Bedrooms feature charming décor, fine-quality linens and hand-painted furnishings, enhanced by warm lighting, unique artwork and ample yet cozy space for private relaxation.  Each Bedroom features a spacious, en-suite marble Bathroom, exquisitely decorated with crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling curtains and luxurious linens.  Two of the Guest Bedrooms are located in one wing off the Main Salon, while a third Guest Bedroom and the luxurious Master Suite (featuring a stunning canopied bed) are located in another more recently built wing designed by Larry Warren.  The Master Bedroom opens onto a trellised Sitting Area with comfortable seating, a flat-screen television and flowering vines, not to mention stunning views of the manicured gardens and swimming pool. 

 

     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: 'As much as the house is exquisitely furnished, designed and maintained, it excels most of all because of such wonderful, professional and engaging staff; they are the icing on the cake.' 

 

     There are a Butler, Housekeeper, Chef, Maid, Gardener, Night Watchman and dedicated Property Manager on hand to ensure your comfort.  It is their objective that you thoroughly enjoy every moment of your stay from start to finish, leaving with memories to last a lifetime.  As a recent guest proclaimed: 'I don’t think we could ever have imagined quite how blissfully relaxing a time we'd have here.  It was from the very first moment to the very last, absolute heaven.  The house couldn't have been nicer, the food couldn't have been better and, most importantly, the staff couldn't have been kinder and more wonderfully thoughtful. Their friendliness, warmth and ability to second guess our every wish will never be forgotten.'

 

     While the serene setting and luxurious pampering of the 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.

 

     While completely separate from one another, the Estate's Cottage (BB101), set just at the water's edge, can be rented in conjunction with the Villa (Main House) should an additional bedroom be needed.  The Cottage has a plunge pool and the Villa has a separate, grand private swimming pool. 

 

     Directly in front of BB100 is a shallow reef that is ideal for snorkeling.  Just a few steps north or south of the Villa is a sandy beach well suited for swimming.  A five-minute walk will take you to Cobbler's Cove Hotel.

 

Note:  Children welcomed by special request.

 

* Terms and Conditions Apply

 

 

What We Really Like About This Villa (VHR Staff Visit)

  • If you're looking for privacy and an elegant setting, this is an excellent choice.

  • The attention to detail at every turn in awe-inspiring.

  • The staff is wonderful and attentive.  They treat guests like royalty.

  • The chef does an amazing job of creating delicious meals using local ingredients and will accommodate any special requests with a smile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                             

 

Bedroom Details

  • Master Bedroom:  King-size bed, en suite bathroom, air conditioning

  • Guest Bedrooms 2, 3 + 4:  King-size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), en suite bathroom, air conditioning

Bathroom Details

  • Master Bathroom:  Tub, shower, single vanity, bidet

  • Guest Bathroom 2:  Shower (no tub), single vanity

  • Guest Bathroom 3:  Tub, shower, single vanity, bidet

  • Guest Bathroom 4:  Tub/shower, single vanity, bidet

Amenities

  • Beachfront

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms

  • Ceiling fans throughout

  • TV with Cable

  • DVD player

  • WiFi

  • iPod Dock

  • Stereo

  • Hair Dryer

  • Tennis court

  • Gym

  • Pool shower

  • Gazebo

  • Barbecue

  • Security Safe /  Security System

Swimming Pool Details

  • Private Oceanfront Swimming Pool

  • 48 ' x 23', 4' at the shallow end and 6' at the deep end

Staff and Services

  • Butler

  • Chef

  • Housekeepers

  • Maid

  • Laundress

  • Luxury roundtrip airport transfers

  • Welcome rum cocktail on arrival

  • Canapés with rum cocktail each evening before dinner

Location and Distance

  • Parish of St. Peter

  • Beachfront (reef and sandy beach)

  • Airport:  33.6 km (22 mi)

  • Speightstown:  800 m

  • Holetown:  6.6 m

  • Bridgetown (capital):  17.7 km (10 mi)

  • Golf:  Royal Westmoreland 4.8 km

  • Day Spa:  Indulgance Spa 900 m

Special Considerations
  • ​​Children welcomed by special request
  • No smoking inside the Villa
  • No pets
  • Can be rented in conjunction with BB101 to accommodate 10 guests in 5 bedrooms
 

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