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Elegant villa with pool on Royal Westmoreland

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

Three bedroom luxury villa, sleeps six, on the Caribbean's leading golf and holiday estate

White Palms is a luxury 3 bedroom house with its own pool, situated on the Royal Westmoreland Golf and Country Club. Luxuriously appointed and well-kept, it is one of the Royal Villas in a spacious 'horseshoe' of villas around a 25m common pool area with well-maintained and verdant gardens. The villa has sea views and is in a tranquil and peaceful setting. The 2,500 square feet villa is superbly furnished and spacious. There are 3 en-suite bedrooms (2 doubles/1 twin) sleeping 6. The open plan living area is on the first floor with kitchen, dining area and sitting room. There are TVs in the living area and each bedroom, broadband connection, Wifi and Bose speaker system. Balcony has dining area and general seating with fine views over the Caribbean, communal pool and gardens. Terrace has private pool, sun beds and dining area. Maid service five days per week. Access as guest to Royal Westmoreland facilities.

Bob Critchlow
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Bob Critchlow

We live in Surrey and have grown up twin daughters who enjoy joining us at Royal Westmoreland. We usually spend around 10 weeks a year in Barbados. We have made some good friends there and really enjoy the facilities, especially the golf course, clubhouse, rum shake and beach facility. We have built up a library of books and DVDs which we are very happy to share with our guests. To celebrate special occasions we love dining out at one of the amazing local restaurants. And we've discovered some wonderful experiences - Sunday lunch at Lancaster Great House, Hunte's Gardens and St Nicholas's Abbey.

Bob Critchlow purchased this house in 2007

Why Bob Critchlow chose Barbados

We were attracted to Royal Westmoreland because of the security and the facilities on offer - including world class golf, tennis, spa and beach club. Nearby there are many wonderful restaurants, excursions and facilities such as supermarkets. And the Bajans are such friendly people.

What makes this house unique

Our house is one of very few at this price range with a good sized pool; in addition to a lovely large communal pool close by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa's position is ideal - being able to use the private pool (which our children did daily) as well as the large communal pool (a stone's throw away) was perfect and the situation of the site itself is great for exploring the island. We saw monkeys in the trees nearby and lizards on the walls - my children were enchanted.

The villa itself is immaculate - the daily housekeeper, Kimberley, was very friendly and worked hard to ensure the villa stayed beautiful. She even washed our clothes and we have returned home with a case full of clean washing. The beds are huge and very comfy and the bathrooms are a thing of beauty.

The welcome pack is great - all the basics like tea, coffee, bread, milk etc, which was a good start and meant we could leave shopping until the second day. Holetown is nearby and we visited regularly for shopping, restaurants and the cinema.

Our favourite trips were a meal at Lonestar - we sat by the beach and had a delicious, long lunch while the children paddled in the water (like a mill pond) and played on the beach - highly recommended for anyone with energetic children! We also loved a day swimming with turtles on 'Elegance' which is a catamaran trip run by an ex-pat and her crew - very friendly and just brilliant with our children. Mullins beach is idyllic and getting towels and sunbeds takes a lot of hassle away. The cinema was modern and a good option for any stormy days!

We had built this holiday up to huge heights with the children and I was quietly concerned they would be disappointed - this is one of the few occasions where the dream lived up to the reality and they loved every minute, as did we. They are animal-mad so their highlights included the local wildlife park where we met monkeys, turtles, deer, peacocks and a crocodile.

We had a really wonderful time and our friends, who couldn't make it, are very jealous and keen to book for next year!
Jul 2016
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Saint James House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with walk-in shower, toilet and his/her hand basins. Main bedroom en-suite also has bath. Towels/soap etc provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom has king bed, 2 armchairs, French doors to ground floor terrace/pool. Second bedroom has twin beds/French doors to pool terrace. Third bedroom has queen bed. All are en-suite and have flat screen TVs, air-con, towels, hair dryers etc.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Bedrooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Living area has high ceiling with fans. Children welcome but note private pool. Cots can be arranged at extra cost. Outside: Super south-facing terraced area in Coral stone. Private pool (8 metre). Sunbeds and chairs, dining area for 6. Steps down to common area and short walk to common 25 metre pool (for serious swimmers!). Verdant planting (good for Hummingbirds) including palm trees and bougainvillea. Villa is semi-detached with neighbour set back to the side, good screening. The entire Royal Westmoreland estate is gated with security services. Utility Room: Full washing and drying machines, operated by housekeeper. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Housekeeping service provided five days per week as part of rental. All linen and towels provided. Maid will make beds and clean. Beds usually changed every two to three days. Housekeeper will do laundry if requested. Other: Balcony (accessed from living area) has dining area for 6 and very comfortable seating area. Views over own pool, gardens, common pool/terrace and with sea views. Can sit out every day of the year! Very peaceful and beautiful!


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Elegant villa with pool on Royal Westmoreland
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful relaxing two weeks

  • 5 of 5

Back to the cold after a wonderful two weeks in the warm and very relaxing home of Bob And Gigi Critchlow at Royal Villa 24, Westmoreland. What better way to start the year. The villa is a delight with comfortable sitting area, private pool and easy access to a larger swimming pool area across the grounds. It offers a well equipped kitchen and very comfortable sleeping arrangements for 3 couples or a family, lovely veranda to watch the sun go down. The villa is about an hour from the airport (rental car advisable) and close to some wonderful waterside restaurants. Don't miss the spectacular Hunt's Gardens, 20 minutes drive and then cross over to the east coast for lunch at the Atlantis in Bathsheba and back to the villa for a relaxing afternoon by the pool. All in all a fabulous vacation. Thanks Bob for the information you gave us on the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you back again for your 5th visit. I agree about Hunte's Gardens - one of the most amazing places we have been. Royal Westmoreland is very well placed to enjoy the island. Thanks for the review. Bob and Gigi.
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Fabulous villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this lovely villa with a private pool in a great location on royal westmoreland . There is also a large communal pool very close to the villa .We have stayed 3 times and it has been excellent each time . The weather is always perfect and the villa is quietly located but within easy driving distance of mullins beach , Holetown and high end restaurants on the west coast . Would recommend hiring a car .

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Many of your guests return again and again. The location in Royal Westmoreland is very handy for the delights of the west coast as well as excursions on the island. Hope to see you again soon. Bob and Gigi.
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Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

Royal Villa 24 was perfect for our stay, even tropical storm Matthew did not spoil our enjoyment. The villa had everything we required and more, very well presented with high quality fixtures and fittings. The private pool was, for us, a must although we did venture down to the communal pool a few times. A very good base for our holiday even though we did not take advantage of the golfing facilities.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fortunately Barbados avoids the majority of hurricanes as it is too far East and storms pass to the north. But the island can experience high winds and rain as the storm passes. We are pleased it didn't detract from your enjoyment. The location is a good base for the delights of the west coast - restaurants, beach and shopping; as well as the excursions on the island. Thank you for a nice review. Bob and Gigi.
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Amazing villa, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Royal villa 24, everything was perfect there and we had a very relaxed holiday, we checked off a few of the restaurants suggested by Bob and enjoyed each one. The Elegance cruise Kimberley suggested was definitely a highlight, our 4 & 6 year old we're delighted to actually be able to swim with the turtles .

Kimberley was a great help to us and our Kids loved her . Stoutes Car hire worked out really convenient for us too, and we got to see a lot of the island.

Booking with Bob was very easy and we were provided with loads of info and tips to make the most of our holiday.

We will definitely return to Barbados, hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments about your stay. You enjoyed many of the activities and pleasures of a holiday in Barbados. Our villa is a good base to experience the best of the island whilst being a wonderful place to relax. We look forward to hosting you again. Bob and Gigi.
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Our Holiday at White Palms

  • 5 of 5

What is not to like? We have been trying to stay at this Villa for a couple of years and finally managed to do it this year. Well worth the wait.

The Villa was very clean and well presented and unlike a lot of holiday Villas this one is very well equipped with top quality fixtures and fittings. The house keeper was great, very willing to help however she could. We have already booked for 2017!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We take pride in keeping our villa to a high standard - we've recently added a Lavazza coffee capsule machine and upgraded our balcony furniture. We look forward to your return trip next year.
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 13 night stay at this wonderful villa and are already missing it! We felt totally relaxed and at home from the moment we arrived and were very well looked after by the housekeeper, Kimberley.

Our son had great fun in the private pool and also the infinity pool which is very nearby and we all loved the early morning visits from the monkeys!

We would strongly recommend this villa to anyone travelling to Barbados and we would love to return one day.

Thanks again Bob - it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. Our gated community at Royal Westmoreland is such a wonderful place to relax and enjoy all the facilities. We look forward to you and your family returning in the near future.
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The nearest beaches on the Platinum west coast are a few minutes drive away. Guests can enjoy use of the Royal Westmoreland Beach Club at Mullins (a 5 minute drive or high season shuttle bus service from the Royal Villas security gate). The Beach Club features free sun loungers (with sumptuous mattresses), beach towels, safe bathing, an Indulgence Spa, designated parking, on-beach drink service, and the Mullins beach bar and restaurant. Water sports available.


Grantley Adams International airport with its many direct connections is a 45 minute drive. Discounted car rental rates are available through the owners with collection/drop off either at the airport or the villa.


Holetown is only a 5 minute drive away with supermarket, post office, petrol, shops, bank etc. Many of the restaurants on the west coast are only 5-10 minutes drive away. Taxis can be arranged through the security gate. Mullins beach club is also 5 minutes drive. The clubhouse and gym are 2 minutes drive or 10 minutes walk from the villa. Buggies (seat 4) can be hired from Royal Westmoreland for use in the estate. The island is small (21 miles by 14 miles) so all attractions are not far away.

Further Details:

Barbados has some fine restaurants, many right on the beach, ranging from upmarket ones such as the Cliff (regularly included in the World's best 50), Lone Star and the Bajan Blue at Sandy Lane. Within a 10 minute drive from the villa there are probably around 20 fine dining experiences and many less expensive venues. Full details in the villa. In the high season it is best to book the most popular restaurants in advance to secure a beach side table (ask owners should you need advice).

There is tax free shopping for visitors in Holetown or in Bridgetown (30 minute drive). There are many attractions on the island including gardens (such as Andromeda, Hunte's and Flower Forest), Harrison Caves, and several old houses to visit. Again, full details in the villa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover date is preferably Saturday but there is flexibility depending on other bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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