An unparalleled blend of privacy and resort-level amenities. Arriving at Cragmere, guests will enter an enchanting world of peerless comfort, timeless elegance and quintessential Bajan hospitality. This home has been impeccably restored with both care and charisma, offering a majestic façade of dazzling whites and Plantation-style architecture along with stylish outdoor living.
Set regally on a craggy, cliff-side spot on the island’s South-Eastern Coast with sparkling ocean views at every turn, Cragmere blends the very best of a tranquil self-contained home and the indulgence of almost next-door top resort level amenities. Executed with architectural panache, this home fuses local raw materials, ornate decorative flair and touches of ‘rock and roll’ decadence.
Outdoor and indoor living interplay seamlessly at Bembe, with layers of sunny terraces, chic pool-side deck, romantic cliff-edge pavilion and roof lounge offering dramatic views. Guests will be able to sit back on one of the elegant day-beds after a refreshing morning swim in the 40-foot infinity swimming pool, or enjoy a mouth-watering Chef prepared meal in the shaded breeze of the pretty pergola, or even an evening cocktail in the hot tub whilst the sun softens across the open sea-scape.
Five bedrooms (the fifth one is optional) comprise three King size beds, one Queen and Twin bedrooms (can also be a king), offering airy, lavishly proportioned space for nine guests. Each bedroom has its own en-suite, and guest can rest in the knowledge that all the contemporary touches are in place; air-conditioning, HD satellite television and DVD for when downtime calls.
This classic home unfolds with serene, tastefully finished interiors hallmarked by the use of cool marble, gloss-polished mahogany furniture and a genteel brand of glamour: roll top antique desk, oil paintings, sedate armchairs. There is a charming note of stately ceremony, the offer of formal dining or low-key living - a blend of Bajan ease and Colonial luxury.
The bedrooms offer crisp cotton linens, lavish four poster beds, gilded frames and all the comfort of a boutique hotel, whilst the white-washed timber adds a note of local Bajan flavour. A spacious kitchen of granite, marble and mahogany provides top-range appliances and all necessities at guests’ disposal, whether it be for a simple toddler snack or a rocking pool party (outdoor speaker system on hand!)
Executed with flawless attention to detail, Cragmere aptly harmonises with its surrounding crashing waves and swaying palm trees, taking a mix of influences to create a place where memories are made, not to be forgotten.
What you should know…
Some additional services (Cook, Driver & Planned Excursions) will incur a fee - and an added layer of luxury!
No grassy lawns; outdoor spaces offer several layers of terrace and sun decks, framed with fragrant, tropical vegetation
Both indoors and outdoors feature stone and marble surfaces, staircases and un-fenced poolside
Features of the house include:
House Manager, to help arrange and coordinate your visit
Five bedrooms, five and a half baths, 4 bedrooms with oceanview, 3 bedrooms with King beds, 1 bedrooms with Queen Size bed, 1 bedroom with two twin beds (perfect for kids), which can be converted to a King.
Infinity Pool – 44 foot in-ground pool
Full kitchen with granite counters, refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher etc
Washer and dryer
Large screen TV with cable, DVD, CD, Stereo, Computer access
Marble patios with outdoor furniture
Shaded pergola and gazebo, rooftop marble deck
Welcome gift upon arrival
Complimentary pick up at the airport
Amenities available at extra cost include: Private Chef / Transportation / Car rental / Sightseeing
Crane Beach is widely rated one of the Best Beaches in the world..now is your chance to find out why! The Crane Beach is easily accessible through the Crane Resort, for example, if you do some shopping or buy a meal, or around the resort where this is a walking path providing easy access.
#1 BEACH IN THE CARRIBBEAN- USA TODAY
#23 BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD – CNN .
ONE OF THE 10 BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD – LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
TOP 25 SEXIEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD – THE TRAVEL CHANNEL
“Top 50 Places to Go Before You Die”...BBC’s Holiday Programme
'Top 10 Beaches Worldwide' - 2013...Destinology
#23 BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD – CNN, REVIEW:
Pinkish sands, no rocks or other feet-slicing things in the shallows -- this stretch of sunny Barbadian serenity can be accessed by a staircase or beachfront elevator from The Crane resort, making it as novel as it is beautiful.
Cragmere Villa has received top awards on Trip Advisor, Flipkey and VRBO over the last several years.
Located on the Southeast coast of Barbados, within walking distance to the Crane Resort, Cutters Deli and Foul Bay. The world-famous Crane Resort features 5 restaurants, a bar, a grocery store, an ice cream and coffee parlour and and duty free shopping.. Cutters Deli is an English style delicatessen. Emerald City, the local American style supermarket, is a ten minute drive from the villa. The airport is also a short ten minute drive from the villa.
These two villas are privately owned and operated by partners in Canada. We would be delighted to welcome you to our home away from home – as we also love to spend some time at these exquisite villas. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact one of our managers who would be delighted to assist with any questions you may have.
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“What glamour! From the second I arrived, I was floored by the beauty and drama of this intoxicating property. Besides the fact that the villa is situated on an unspeakably exquisite piece of this brilliant island, the layout of the house and its elegant décor put me in a fabulously relaxed frame-of-mind, as though I’d finally been able to realize one of my wildest, most decadent fantasies... as though I’d finally come home to a place of luxurious peace and ultimate inspiration. This villa experience definitely put a big dollop of high style into my life!” Jeanne Beker, Canadian Television Fashion Celebrity
'This truly unique property is a place of stunning natural beauty with breathtaking ocean views. The staff were incredibly friendly and the accommodation was spacious and luxurious. Totally delightful, home away from home, will definitely return.'
Arlene Dickenson, CBC's Dragon's Den
'Our stay couldn't have been better. The house is set in the most idyllic of locations, completely private with a spectacular ocean view yet within easy walking to the busy and fun Crane Hotel complex as well as local restaurants we came to know well. The villa itself is enchanting, beautifully designed and appointed, and obviously carefully maintained. We were also very well looked after by the house manager, Carolyn, who took care of everything from groceries in advance of our arrival, to picking us up at and dropping us back to the airport. We ate in several times thanks to the house cook, who came at our request and served us delicious fare. I can't recommend this villa highly enough for any traveller who is discerning, appreciates privacy but wants the option of exploring as well. Thank you for making our vacation so memorable! We are counting the days til we are back.'
Amanda Lang, CBC News- Lang & O'Leary exchange
-Can we choose our menu with the chef?
Yes the chef can customize a menu to meet your needs. We can also offer vegan or vegetarian options.
-What times of the year is the beach in front of the house available?
The beach is always there, however it depends on tides as to how large it is. From May to November we experience less wind and typically the beach in front of the house is larger but only when the tide is out. The ocean at the beach below is also swimmable and ok for snorkeling etc. You are within walking distance of two very large and beautiful beaches as well - The Crane beach and Foul Bay Beach.
- Is the Crane Beach safe for children?
Yes it is gently sloped and a popular place for children and families
-What form of payment will you take if we book with you directly?
We accept cheque or visa card
-Curious if you offer any one bedroom discounts?
Yes we can offer a special discount for two people, please contact us for more details
-Do you allow weddings or events?
Yes, we do allow for up to 30 people for an additional $1500 USD event fee
-Do you have privileges to use the Crane Beach or do you have to pay for the lounge chairs as a "non resort guest"?
The Crane Resort chairs are for members only however you can rent lounge chairs with umbrellas privately
-Are rental cars not necessary? If we do get one, do we need 4 wheel drive for hilly terrain like some other islands?
A car is not a bad idea and a four wheel drive is not necessary. If you do want to book a car let us know and we can help make arrangements for you
-Are there any bedrooms on the first floor? Do you have a floor plan buy any chance that you could share?
All of the bedrooms except 1 are located on the first floor
-We have children staying with us which will make the total number of people staying more then 10- are you able to accommodate?
We could but a queen sized air mattress in one of the bedrooms if needed
-Can you provide an all-inclusive price for meals and a chef?
Yes for 14 meals for the week prepared on-site by a private chef, the all inclusive cost would be $1750/ US
Can you request specific meals from the chef and are their vegan options?
Yes the chef can customize a meal to suit your needs. They can also prepare vegan and vegetarian meals upon request.
-How deep is the shallow end of the pool?
Approximately 3 ft