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Before you even step foot inside, the Asian facade of Astra Villa assures a peaceful experience. The pergola-covered entry to the patio area frames an infinity pool that makes the water seem to disappear into the ocean beyond. A great place for a group get-together or a family reunion is in one of the two gazebos on the property. Or if you prefer, you could walk to the beach, place chairs in the sand, and enjoy the views while catching up. Then return to the villa for cocktails on the patio as the sun sets over the water.

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Infinity pool with spectacular view

Astra sits on a high coral cliff overlooking Foul Bay Beach on the southeast coast of Barbados. From this unique vantage point, you can watch the sun rise out of the Atlantic and the sea turtles feeding below. If what you are looking for is tranquility, privacy without isolation, security and serenity-but with every contemporary convenience-you will find what you seek at Astra Villa.

The house itself is an example of island vernacular architecture. It is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow with shuttered windows on four sides and a wide verandah along the east and south sides of the house, which face the beach and ocean.

The house has a 20 metre pool, set on the coral cliff with a view of the beach and bay below. This is an ideal pool for swimming laps or just having a relaxing dip after sunning on the pool deck. The deck itself has two gazebos, one for relaxing in the shade and the other with a bar, small fridge, sink and BBQ. There is also a bathroom and shower in this area. One of the best features of this pool is its infinity edge which overlooks the cliff and sea below, giving one the impression of the sea being an extension of the pool.

Astra Villa is just right for families of up to six, or two or three couples vacationing together. Astra offers casual comfort, seclusion, and easy access to one of the least-crowded beaches on the island of Barbados. And it's all within 10 minutes of the airport and 30 minutes of Bridgetown.

The weekly rate includes daily maid service. Upon request, the services of an experienced cook (who can prepare the local seafood and island specialties) is also available for an additional charge.