4 double bedrooms, 3 en suite shower/bath + 1 shower/bath. Sleeps 8
John & Marjorie Davis
About John & Marjorie Davis
John & Marjorie are semi-retired parents & grandparents residing in England. John is a Chartered Engineer with a career in major manufacturing companies followed by management consulting – specialising in directing major business performance improvement projects across the world for international Blue-Chip companies. Marjorie is a professional ice dance skater. At only 10 she was the youngest ever to represent Great Britain at ice dancing, and at 16 became Professional British & World Ice Dance Champion! Later, in business she was MD of an Executive Recruitment Consultancy. They first visited Barbados for 1 week in 1994, staying at Sam Lords Castle resort in St Philip on the SE Coast. They loved Barbados and the local Bajans so much they returned the following year & were married on Sam Lord’s beach. They have visited more than 70 times since then and decided to invest in Idyllic Villa in 2001. They are both very particular and very practical hands on people, and have built / refurbished the villas to a very high standard. The villa is always kept by the housekeepers in an excellent, clean & well maintained condition. They fully manage the property maintenance and lettings themselves – visiting 3 or 4 times a year to keep everything ship shape – as well as having regular vacations there! They have many strong friendship links with local residents, so they can introduce guests into the ‘behind the scenes’ Bajan local life if they wish to be more adventurous & involved.
John & Marjorie Davis purchased this Villa in 2001
Why John & Marjorie Davis chose Long Bay
Idyllic Villa is one of 3 privately owned villas on Coral Point Estate, built on an outcrop at the end of Sam Lords South beach – the beach used by Marriott’s for their weekly themed Shipwreck Party nights. The location and view over the sea is so absolutely stunning it cannot be fully appreciated by description or photos – it has to be visited to be believed. Many visitors, who know the island well, have said this has to be the best villa location in the whole of Barbados. It has been rented for many purposes ranging from corporate / political events & business meetings to romantic sojourns, weddings and family vacations. The private gated estate provides privacy and seclusion in a quieter area of Barbados – well away from the tourist centres. However it is only 12 minutes drive from the airport & just a mile along the coast from the world famous Crane Resort which is renowned for having one of the top 10 beaches in the world. The SE corner of Barbados is renowned for its refreshing cooling breeze which is hardly felt elsewhere, and St Philip has the least rainfall of all the Barbados parishes, as many clouds pass overhead & don’t start to rain until further inland. With Sam Lords Castle now derelict and closed, the local beautiful beaches are almost always deserted – This truly is the perfect location for a quiet ‘get away from it all’ relaxing vacation in Barbados.
What makes this Villa unique
OFFSHORE INVESTMENT This prime beach front property is wholly owned by an offshore Ltd company, registered in the BVI. It was specifically established to legally own this sole prime property in Barbados. Purchasing the shares with offshore funds, simply transfers offshore cash to an offshore investment in property ownership, via a simple offshore transaction. Property values may well have bottomed out & this may be the right time to reinvest cash into future capital growth potential and own a fantastic property in the process! Please contact us if full or Co-ownership is of interest to you.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Only to a maximum of 15 people
No smoking inside the villa.
No other people allowed to stay overnight.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
It was a wonderful location. The Villa was neat and clean. Sherry the housekeeper was wonderful and very helpful. Looking forward to staying again.
We were a group of seven, and eight on a few days ,over the period of one week.We had a small glitch with the internet which was rectified by Sherry who is a wonderful person.She was always just a phone call away.Two Barbadian residents visited for a short period and requested contact info ,that is testimony to how impressed they were.If only bathing was possible at the house,I would have scored it an 11,but it will have to do with a 10.Thank you John and Sherry.
We had a fantastic time at the villa enjoying the incredible views and nearby beaches! The house is perfect for up to 8 adults. The A/C in every bedroom is a must - one bedroom's A/C went out while we were there, which made sleeping a bit uncomfortable but manageable with the constant breeze coming off of the water. Sherry was fantastic during our stay and is a great source for what to and not to do around the area. The area is a bit isolated, so I would recommend renting a car to get to other areas of the island. The water is definitely too rough to get into and enjoy at the beaches surrounding the house, but the Shark Hole and other nearby areas allow you to enjoy the water. The Oasis Mini Mart and Thirteen Nine are a 5 minute walk and have great local food and interesting local characters.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling with a large group!
Dear John and Marjorie,
The holidays went really well - it was a great week. We had a fantastic time there, the Idyllic Villa is gorgeous - we want to live there!
Thanks a million for all your help.
Idyllic Villa is surely an apt name!!
Idyllic Villa is surely an apt name! Secluded location, stunning breathtaking views, un-describable, and pictures don’t do it justice.
Villa is perfect for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, romantic getaway, or family gathering etc. If you want night life, not for you, however we stayed there but drove into St Lawrence Gap/Town for clubs when required.
Stayed on the property in Oct 2011 and also held our small wedding ceremony on the beach below the property and then the reception on the property, Idyllic, couldn’t have asked for a better location.
Villa is very spacious and is still not cramped if 8 people are staying there. Property and furnishing in good order, clean, amenities in working order. 4th bedroom may need a little updating, safe in a room not working, but overall nothing of major concern.
If you plan on travelling around the island it is recommended to rent a car, if not there is a local bus which will take you into Bridgetown (runs 1 per hour). Taxis are available but from the villa you have to phone book and therefore may have to wait a while. Within walking distance there is the Tropical Winds hotel which has a restaurant for cooked food (however I didn’t actually eat there) and there is also a convenience store close by for a quick shop for essentials.
The sea in that area is not recommended for swimming as it can get rather rough, however there are other beaches close by which are more suitable if you want to swim. There is also a communal pool on the property which is utilized by the 3 villas. The spa although not heated is perfect to cool off during the day, and stare up at the stars at night.
Housekeeper Sherri was very helpful and accommodating and went out of her way to assist. Property owners were good/fast with their correspondence.
Would highly recommend this property, and will be back for another stay, hopefully in the not to distance future.
This was our 6th visit to Barbados having stayed before in Hotels and two other Rental Villas. This has to be the very best location for the money if you are seeking a relaxing quiet holiday. The villa is very nice but could do with some slight modernisation to the bathrooms. The house was very well kept by Juni the maid, with a constant flow of clean towels and bed linen. A car is essential. We are in our seventies and visited with our son, his wife and two teenage boys and my sons mother in law. Everyone in all the age groups absolutely enjoyed the Holiday. OK for people with disabilities if the owners carry out some very minor modifications We intend to return next year.
Idyllic Villa is one of three very exclusive villas situated right on the sea edge within the secluded and gated private Coral Point Estate. There is a large private swimming pool, and superb tropical paradise beaches to either side. Nearby is Sam Lords Castle, and Crane Beach Resort is just one mile along the coast. Suited to those wanting a relaxing, romantic or private get away break, the area is much quieter than the main tourist areas on the South and West coasts, and benefits from an almost constant gentle soothing breeze. The South East Coast has a more natural & relaxed environment and is specially noted for the genuine hospitality and friendliness of its local inhabitants. The location is ideal for Family vacations; Weddings & honeymoons; Discreet romantic breaks; Golfing holidays; Family reunions; and also as a Retreat or Business off-site meeting location.
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Other Activities: snorkelling