Our spacious 1,560 square feet (145 square meter) 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa enjoys an elevated position above the west coast of Barbados on the Vuemont lifestyle estate. Guests of ‘Island Breeze’ enjoy breath-taking views of the Caribbean Sea, lush gardens and rolling landscapes of the surrounding St Peter district. Our 300 square feet (28m square meter) private patio is brushed by cooling breezes and is accessed from the living area and master bedroom.
‘Island Breeze’ is furnished to the highest quality with our personal touches and artwork, providing a Caribbean island feel throughout. The open-plan, fully equipped, spacious kitchen links through to the dining and living areas, patio and garden. On warm days cool tiling throughout complements the natural breeze.
Island Breeze sleeps a maximum of 6 guests. The main bedroom with king size bed has an en-suite while bedrooms 2 and 3 have a queen and two single beds respectively with a large bathroom with walk in shower. There is air conditioning and ample hanging and clothes space in all bedrooms, and moveable fans.
There is a phone for local calls; broadband access, also TV and a DVD player. Our property managers will greet you and are available to provide a range of additional services and advice. We can accommodate children under 10 years age with prior agreement.
The kitchen is fully equipped and you can enjoy meals indoors or on the patio. For groceries, there is a supermarket 2 minutes by road from Vuemont, while in nearby Speightstown there is a fish market and other shopping. Fresh fruit and produce is also found at road-side stalls and at weekend markets.
There are three pools at Vuemont. The infinity lap pool and jacuzzi are located a short stroll from our front door at the club house. From there, enjoy sun downers gazing across the west coast and glittering Caribbean Sea.
Tennis enthusiasts can enjoy two floodlit tennis courts, also close to 'Island Breeze’. There is a fully fitted gym and walking/running tracks are located across the estate. A naturopathic doctor works on the site, and good medical facilities are available on the island.
Vuemont, including ‘Island Breeze’, is fully wheel-chair accessible, and our drive has space for at least two vehicles. Security is provided by Vuemont estate.
After arrival in Barbados, en route to 'Island Breeze', why not stop for fresh coconut water straight from the nut? Ask the vendor to produce a 'spoon' from the husk then eat the soft jelly inside. For a few dollars you can take away a carton of fresh coconut water - what better with some ice and rum on the 'Island Breeze' patio?
Diverse water and other sports, country walks, tours, sightseeing, history, culture, music shows and festivals, great cuisine - can all be part of your visit to Island Breeze.
For those who seek peace and relaxation, ‘Island Breeze’ will provide a welcome escape. However, nearby Hometown and Speighstown with a wide range of restaurants, bars and excellent shopping are close by should you need a night out or local retail therapy.
The fabulous west coast beaches are all within easy reach. Nowhere is really that far in Barbados….!
You are recommended to rent a vehicle for your stay; there are many taxis as well for those ‘nights out’, but your own transport provides flexibility. The local beverages are excellent – but designated drivers are advisable, please be careful.
Claire, husband Malcolm and their family are Caribbean nationals who have lived and worked in several West Indian countries including Barbados, Jamaica and the Commonwealth of Dominica. Our diverse backgrounds reflect in our lifestyle. We enjoy the island way of life, culture and history and the long hours of daylight year round; wonderful climate and food. At present our careers have some of us living in Europe, others in Australia....but our many 'roots' are firmly Caribbean!
When the opportunity arose to own a home again in Barbados, we jumped at the chance. Island Breeze is finished and set up as if we live there - which, in due course, we will. For now we are happy to share this lovely slice of Caribbean island life with like-minded visitors.
Within it's relatively small land mass, Barbados offers so many interesting things for us to see and do throughout the year. Our interests in music and visual arts are fed by shows, concerts and events that cater to every taste. Here, we have it all - a quiet, relaxed lifestyle on the Vuemont estate and with little effort, and access to the great array of choices that Barbados offers it's visitors - a visual, cultural and culinary cornucopia!
We bought 'Island Breeze' for many reasons. It is spacious and stylish, and because of it's elevated location enjoys cooling breezes that caress the patio and villa much of the year. The privacy, excellent facilities and landscaping, amenities, services and security at Vuemont help to make this a wonderful home location.
Island Breeze is a short stroll to the estate's infinity pool, gym and tennis courts. We enjoy uninterrupted views across one of Barbados' famous gulleys (dry streams) and the cane fields to All Saints Church in one direction, and the Caribbean sea in another.
With all this, we are just 25 minutes from the capital Bridgetown, still closer to west coast beaches, and to the many island attractions. With so many roads, we can easily access all parts of Barbados.
Our home is your home. Come and enjoy. Please treat it with the same love and care!
Island Breeze provides you with easy access to the magnificent white sand of west coast beaches including Mullins, Paynes Bay and Sandy Lane, also, the spectular scenery of North Point, the east coast and Bathsheba.
St Nicholas Abbey - a carefully preserved plantation estate, steeped in history with guided tours featuring sugar and rum priduction is 15 minutes from Vuemont; so too, is the Sir Frank Hutson sugar museum and Arlington House, an 18th century 'Great House' museum. Codrington College on the east coast - and the Barbados Museum in Bridgtown also provide great insights to the history of the island. The Barbados Wildlife Reserve and Flower Forest show off the animals and plants of the island. At the reserve, if you do not see them in the wild, you will find the Barbados green monkeys. Harrisons Caves offers a comfortable tour of the world beneath your feet.
Top class golf courses including Royal Westmoreland, Apes Hill -which also houses polo - and Sandy Lane, are all in easy reach.
Should you need a culinary treat, eating options can be found a short ride from Vuemont along the nearby west coast, from homestyle 'Bajan' cuisine to intermational fare with local ingredients and menus.
Barbados has sailing, boating, surfing and wind-surfing, fishing, scuba diving, submersible dives on 'Atlantis', international music festivals, polo, cricket, horse racing, art galleries, duty free shopping, museums, sports bars, night clubs featuring local and regional music, the ‘Cropover’ festival which marks the end of the sugar cane season…..and so much more.
We and our property managers will be happy to make suggestions if needed on things to do and see, to assist the enjoyment of your visit to Barbados and 'Island Breeze'.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
Dec 15 2013 - Feb 28 2014
My Standard Rate
|Property Damage Protection||$69.00|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300.00|
|Option of refundable US$300 security deposit or one-off $49 insurance cover.
30% of rent paid when booking. Balance plus security or insurance, no later than 30 days before arrival.
Bookings within 30 days of arrival full hire and security deposit or insurance payable.
Cancellation prior to 30 days of arrival - 50% of deposit returned.
No rent rebates on cancellation within 30 days of arrival.
|Discounts may be applied to groups of 4 or less; and to stays in excess of 7 nights.
$300 Security deposits will be refunded for all cancellations.
The $300 security deposit will be released once our property manager has received the keys and confirmed all is in order following your departure.
If optional one-off $49 insurance cover is chosen, this is not refundable.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.