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Member since: 2010
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Charming Caribbean Luxury Villa on the Exclusive Sandy Lane Estate

34 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Overview

Sandy Lane Villa Rental Photos and Description

Dene Court has all the flexibility you would expect from a 5 bedroom Villa.

Sandy Lane Estate , St. James , Barbados.

Dene Court is an imposing, spacious Villa located in the heart of this world famous estate and just a stone’s throw from the Sandy Lane Golf and Country Club and less than a five minute drive from the Sandy Lane Property Owners Private Beach Facility.

This is a peaceful private retreat for families or groups of friends with enough space in the lush tropical gardens to find a quiet area to read even when the Villa is fully occupied. Most of the activity however centres around the large outside terrace off the main living room where there is plenty of space for alfresco dining as you overlook the large attractive swimming pool. There is formal dining for the evening in the main house seating up to 10 people.

Inside, the minstrel's gallery is a main feature, off which are four of the bedrooms all with private facilities. The Master bedroom has the additional luxury of a private balcony, large dressing room and a spacious bathroom. There is a further fifth double bedroom on the ground floor with an en suite bathroom and it's own private patio.

Set in over an acre of manicured grounds Dene Court is ideal for weddings and entertaining/receptions on a large scale. The large pool situated off the main outdoor terrace provides a very attractive backdrop for photographs and top quality catering can be provided for any type of event.

The house provides good quality staff including a cook, maid, laundress and a night watchman which are included in the rate. The chef is happy to discuss personalised menus for special dietary requirements and will prepare a picnic if necessary.

The property is close to several 5* restaurants on the famous platinum west coast.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Nancy Boodhoo (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

Charming Caribbean Luxury Villa on the Exclusive Sandy Lane Estate
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews
5

Exceptional Experience - Ultimate Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The time spent at Dene Court truly exceeded our expectations and will surely be a family vacation we'll never forget. The service provided by the Villa staff (Richard, Janelle, Elizabeth and Winston) allowed our party of ten to unwind, refresh, and make the most of our time together. Upon arrival, we were cheerfully greeted with cold towels to help offset the heat. The property manager walked us through the accommodations and gave us a tour of the stunning property. The five bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, were clean and beautifully maintained. The open-concept living quarters provided curated areas that could flex between quiet reading to board game group fun. Grounds were well-landscaped, which beautifully nestled the property and provided a lush, intimate environment. The pool was clean and large enough to be enjoyed by all - young and old. Throughout our stay, Janelle and Elizabeth ensured that the villa was cleaned daily and clothing left in room hampers were laundered and ironed. Each day Richard prepared delicious local dishes and graciously accommodated our request throughout the week. Our favorite meal was the Bajan Cou-Cou and Flying Fish which he went with us to the fish market to buy fresh. He was sure to have an option for the children who were not ready to be as adventurous (much enjoyed pasta). The property was guarded every evening from 6pm-6am by Winston who was friendly and added more piece of mind. Dene Court is definitely a place we'd love to return to for future vacations!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the villa and I am delighted that we were able to contribute to your family enjoying your precious time together I am glad we were able to give you a taste of what Barbados offers and we look forward to welcoming you again at the villa
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5

A lovely relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Dene Court now on a number of occasions and this time with the family and friends, including a young baby. Once again we all had a wonderful, relaxing holiday.

The house is very comfortable. The five bedrooms are all tastefully decorated and each with an ensuite bathroom and air conditioning. The inside and outside living areas are spacious and plenty of sitting areas. Janelle and Elizabeth both quietly worked very hard each day keeping the house clean, changing the beds and washing and ironing all our clothes. They quietly cleared up after us each time we were out. Janelle also helped with serving and clearing dinner when required.

Richard the chef was excellent. We talked to him about meals and recipes, took him to the supermarket to shop and picked up a variety of fish that he had ordered from Paynes Bay fish market which he then served in a variety of delicious dishes. We ate at the house most days for breakfast, lunch and dinner and his meals were varied and very tasty. Everything that we bought was used creatively for different meals. He was very flexible about our indecision on meal times and numbers for meals and just worked around it. There was always a pot of tea ready early in the morning and rum punch in the evening. Even the baby had little pots of fresh fruit or vegetables prepared each day. Nothing was too much trouble.

Winston the security guard was always there in the evening and overnight. He was helpful and interested in our day.

We all made full use of the large pool and there was always a plentiful supply of towels for the pool and beach. The gardens were spacious and well looked after.

We used the Sandy Lane Owners Beach and sun loungers on many occasions for swimming, snorkelling and various boat trips. Richard would also make up a box of goodies to take for sundowners on the beach.

Another lovely holiday at Dene Court. Thanks - we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the villa I believe you have been staying at the villa for the last 15 years or more I am pleased to hear you still enjoy your times there Look forward to welcoming you back
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5

A very special holiday at beautiful Dene Court

  • 5 of 5

I stayed as a guest at Dene Court

The villa was beautiful and very comfortable

It was always kept clean and the linen was clean and regularly changed

The staff were helpful and always there to help

An added bonus was the laundry was always done and returned to you and was included in the cost of the rental

The gardens were well kept and were very pleasant to sit in

It was really good to have the private beach facility at the Sandy Lane Property Owners Beach

The beach attendants were  very helpful and it was good to have the loungers and umbrellas to use

Altogether a very special holiday and I will definitely be returning

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not that impressed

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at Dene Court in April 2015 and were not that impressed. The house is nice, not spectacular. We were asked not to use the air conditioning during the day - which wasn't a huge deal other than at naptime, at which point we just turned it on. Note that there is NO air conditioning in the main rooms of the house, only the bedrooms. Thus, at dinnertime we sweated through our clothing - not so pleasant, especially when eating a hot meal. Had we known this before we went, I wouldn't have packed a maxi dress or pants, so be forewarned. The pool was great, very clean and a nice size. We spent practically all day in the pool. There were a fair amount of towels but not enough for everyone to have one in the morning and one after lunch - so my suggestion is to get a few more towels. The access to Sandy Lane beaches was a nice perk - a very short drive away and the beach was almost always deserted - it felt like a private beach! There was even a small bar there, open sporadically, where you could get cocktails (delicious!). The water was gorgeous and crystal clear. I wouldn't suggest walking to the beach - there is no shoulder on the road, it's blind in a lot of places, and the people drive fast! We definitely weren't going to attempt it with children.

Staff:

Janelle and her deputy (Becky?) were awesome, and our laundry came back clean and beautifully folded and ironed. The rooms were always clean, and they worked around our children's nap schedules. We were not impressed by Richard. His food was average, although there were a few stand-out dishes; unfortunately one of those was not the raw-in-the-center pancakes. We felt as if he was resistant to being asked to do the shopping, which other reviewers had mentioned he would do. He gave us attitude. Our first day there, we worked for 2 hours trying to determine a menu - when I feel like, had Richard just sat down with us and opened a dialog, we could have had something decided much easier. However, the sour note was that one day he left at lunchtime without telling us that he wouldn't be there to serve supper. (Note: if you want dinner after 6:30pm, be prepared to heat it up yourselves). He just disappeared, and although left dinner to be heated, did not leave instructions with anyone. To make matters worse, when we contacted the agent, he lied to them and said that he had told us he would be leaving. We did not appreciate this behavior. Also, the staff gets one day off, so again, heads up.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write the review We are always grateful for feedback so we can address problems guests have encountered and make every effort to address them It is a pity you were not able to tell us Sooner so that we could have understood your problems as it is now 10 months later The design of the villa downstairs is such that it does not allow us to have air conditioning as the sitting areas open to the terrace and onto the pool and gardens We have made sure however that the are a number of fans for use We note your comments regarding towels and additional ones will be provided In Regard to Richard We will take your comments regarding the quality of his food preparation and his attendance and make sure it is addressed Once again I thank you for bringing these points to our attention as it will allow us to improve the quality of service we offer
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5

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa and experience. The staff are incredibly helpful and make for a really relaxing break. The villa is wonderful and use of the private facilities at Sandy Lane is great. Probably my favourite holiday destination. We will certainly be back (as soon as we can)!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review I am so pleased you enjoyed the villa We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Dene Court
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5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Dene Court as part of my vacation and a business trip

I found it an oasis to return home to after being out all day

The staff were very helpful and helped to make everything very comfortable for us

The villa was very well-appointed and the various parts of the villa available for reading, relaxing, listening to music and just savouring a long drink made staying in this villa very appealing

The gardens are very well kept and make an excellent alternative space to use

The pool is kept clean and is always welcoming for a swim

Richard is an excellent chef and we were constantly given excellent beautifully presented meals . His butternut squash soup was quite simply the best soup that I have ever tasted!

He was also happy to make us canapés and made us an excellent picnic to take with us on our tour of the island

The supermarket is close by and Richard was happy to discuss our menus with us and assist with the shopping

Janelle kept the house clean and was always happy to help us if we needed it

There were excellent restaurants locally to choose from if you wanted to go out to eat

Winston was the night watchman and was there to help us with any questions we had

I would certainly consider returning to this villa after a most enjoyable stay

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments We look forward to welcoming you again hopefully this time on vacation kind regards Nancy Boodhoo
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Dene Court is located on the West Coast of Barbados in the heart of the prestigious Sandy Lane Estate and is a three minute drive away from the exclusive Sandy Lane Property Owners Private Beach Facility where guests have direct access to the golden sands of Sandy Lane Bay. The private Beach Club has recently been up-graded with showers, toilet and changing facilities. The friendly Beach Club Attendents will attend to all your needs and provide loungers, mattresses and umbrellas to make your day more comfortable.

Sunset Crest which houses a variety of small shops, a bank and a duty free store is less than five mininuts drive away with Holetown just a few minutes further north. Here, the local Supermarket is located in a mall which contains a variety of non food outlets including some duty free retails and in the town there is a wide variety of restaurants which cater for all tastes. The latest Holetown development is the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre which houses some of the world's most famous designer boutiques as well as two luxurious cinemas and a number of speciality cafes. Further up the coast is the old Barbadian town of Speightstown with its beach front cafes and restaurants.

All the beaches on the West Coast face the calm Caribbean Sea so are ideal for swimming, snorkling, sailing and other water sports. Tennis and golf are both within minutes of Dene Court with guests able to take advantage of both at special rates.

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Rates & Availability

Sandy Lane Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016 - 4 Bed*
Jul 15 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
$800
$5,600
 
 
Christmas & New Year - 5 Bed
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 11 2017
14 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
winter- 4 Bed*
Jan 12 2017 - Apr 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,150
$8,050
 
 
Summer 2017 - 4 Bed*
Apr 14 2017 - Dec 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$800
$5,600
 
 
Christmas & New Year - 5 Bed
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 11 2018
14 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Winter - 4 Bed*
Jan 12 2018 - Apr 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax 7.5% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

Please note that there will be an additional 7.5% tax per price quoted.
Nightly rates for additional bedrooms

Summer April 14th- December 14th 2016
3 Bedrooms max 6 Guests US$ 700
4 Bedrooms max 8 Guests US$ 800
5 Bedrooms max 10 Guests US $ 900

Christmas & New Year December 15th - January 11th
5 Bedroom max 10 Guests US$ 2500

Winter January 12th - April 13th 2017
3 Bedrooms max 6 Guests US$ 900
4 Bedrooms max 8 Guests US$ 1150
5 Bedrooms max 10 Guests US$ 1400

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Amenities

Sandy Lane Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dene Court prides itself on the quality of its staff. There is a full time cook maid and laundress that takes care of all your day to day needs during your stay as well as household matters. She is supported by a full time gardener who keeps the grounds in immaculate condition and a night watchman that ensures total security when guests are on the property in the evening and throughout the night.

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