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Your next vacation should be about more than trying to decide what to have for dinner each day. Anchorage Villa has the perfect solution. Inside, you'll not only find a sun-drenched property with a spacious living room and a dining area that seats as many as 12, but also a permanent housekeeper ready to meet your cooking and cleaning needs during your stay. This level of service adds to the atmosphere of a villa that sits on a full acre of land, just adjacent to a first-class golf course. Steps away from the much-talked-about Sandy Lane Beach, Anchorage Villa offers much both on and off the property.

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Private, child friendly villa adjacent to the golf course

Anchorage is a single story residence. It sits in its own acre/half hectare grounds at the western end of Sandy Lane Estate, just a stone's throw from the hotel and the private property owners' beach. It is bright and airy and has excellent quality furnishings throughout. The house is fully alarmed which is linked to a 24-hour monitoring station.

Anchorage Villa has a permanent housekeeper who is an excellent cook and who will take care of your every need six days a week. She will prepare breakfast and a light lunch, as well as other meals by arrangement while taking care of all the laundry, including personal items.

Geoffrey is the dedicated gardener who keeps the grounds in immaculate condition. Thursday is mowing day, so it's advisable not to have too much to drink on Wednesday evening otherwise it could be - "oh my head!"

The spacious vaulted living room is a blend of old Barbados mahogany furniture and coral stone with the more modern bamboo. The security louver shutters, which open fully on the north & south sides, give the room the feeling of total openness as, either way, the view is of the gorgeous gardens.

The marble dining table seats 12 and is ideal for formal entertaining. The 12 mahogany dining chairs and carvers have needlepoint seats, each of which is a different, very attractive, shell design.

There is a small TV room off the living room which can also be used as an office. The Direct TV channels provide CNN, BBC News, ESPN Sports, TNT, HBO, and a variety of specialist programmes. The office area has a fax/printer and a Broadband connection.

All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned. The large master bedroom, with its bright attractive fabrics, has two twin beds with mattresses that zip together to make one large 8'/2.5m double. It has its own double basin en-suite bathroom with a very large shower. The second bedroom can also be made up as a twin or double and has its own bathroom with bath/shower opposite. The third bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with bath/shower and the beds can be made up as two singles or one 6/1.5m double.

The large, covered outdoor patio overlooks the pool, and it is where most guests relax when not by the pool enjoying the Barbados sun. At one end, there is a dining area with a wrought-iron table that comfortably seats six, and is ideal for breakfast, lunch, and informal dining in the evenings.

At the other end is comfortable informal seating for eight and is the perfect setting for reading your novel out of the sun during the day and the ideal meeting place for drinks prior to meals.

The house is located in the middle of its own manicured one acre/half a hectare gardens. The lush tropical planting gives guests total privacy with quiet shaded areas where one can enjoy a book, or alternatively lie by the pool perfecting the sun tan on any one of the six loungers.

The property provides 18 different species of Palms, including two rare varieties, which are of great interest amongst the locals.

Less than five minutes' walk or two minutes' drive away from Anchorage Villa is one of the best beaches in Barbados, and this is where the Sandy Lane Property Owners Private Beach Facility is located, immediately adjacent to the famous Sandy Lane Hotel. Here there is a small private Cabana, which houses a fridge for cold drinks and six beach loungers and four chairs. There are outdoor showers as well as toilet facilities. The Sandy Lane Hotel water sports facility is adjacent should you wish to water-ski or sail.