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The cove on which Crystal Springs Villa rests is like a clip out of a castaway movie. It is private and secluded, and the sugary white sands invite you to stretch out and enjoy the sun. Back at the main house, a full staff of 10 sees to your every need so you’ll never even have to lift a finger! And there’s plenty of room for multiple families or friends!

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Crystal Springs, an enchanting seaside villa, is a testament to the island’s historic grandeur. Its elegant façade, stylish décor and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea create a theatrical ambiance, yet the impressive villa innately feels like a welcoming, comfortable home.

Set on 1.7 acres on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the estate features stunning tropical foliage, vibrant flora and mature trees. A natural gully runs through the property, and a secluded white sandy cove sits just below the main house, lapped by calm azure waters. The 12,000 sq ft residence comprises six exquisite buildings connected by coral stone terraces and pathways; each offers delightful space for relaxing and entertaining. With 10 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, Crystal Springs is the ideal villa for large groups, families and corporate gatherings.

Built in the 1940’s, Crystal Springs was meticulously redesigned in the 1960’s by famed Oliver Messel, who after establishing a successful career in stage and film design, turned his hand to architecture with considerable renown both in Barbados and the nearby island of Mustique. His theatrical style, characterized by grand archways, pillars and elegant finishes, emphasized outdoor living space, taking full advantage of the beautiful tropical settings that surrounded the homes. Crystal Springs is no exception; a true Messel masterpiece, it has an indelible spirit and charm that sets it apart as one of the most captivating residences on the island.

After purchasing the home in 2013, the present owners have lovingly restored Crystal Springs to her original splendor, revitalizing her spirit as Messel first envisioned it, and paying homage to the villa’s architectural significance as one of his most stunning creations. The team involved in the restoration was primarily Barbadian; local experts, artisans and craftsmen ensured the home’s historic integrity was maintained, and the few new additions blend effortlessly with the original structures. Most of the original furnishings have been refurbished, now artfully combined with specially commissioned local artwork to create a sophisticated take on Caribbean style.

The 10 en suite bedrooms at Crystal Springs sleep up to 20 people comfortably. There are two sets of communicating suites and the Tea House features both a king and two twin Murphy beds, ideal for young families. All suites are luxuriously appointed with pristine 100% white cotton linens, elegant furnishings and local artwork. The rooms are light and airy, with enchanting views to the sea, gully and gardens through large windows framed by billowing floor to ceiling curtains. Built-in cupboards provide ample closet space. The rooms are fitted with Jambox speakers by Jawbone and most feature flat screen televisions. Every bedroom has both ceiling fans and air-conditioning. The en suite bathrooms are finished with imported Italian marble and feature pampering touches such as seersucker robes, Acqua Di Parma toiletries and blow dryers. Four bathrooms feature open-air showers and most have incredible views of the gully or Caribbean Sea.

The Annex, located adjacent to the main house, suspends over the secluded white sandy cove and gully. Its oceanfront terrace features an intimate bar area. A private stairway leads down to the beach, and at high tide, the water laps the bottom steps, allowing you to literally step right into the Caribbean Sea. The cove is a delightful spot to sunbathe and enjoy water sports, including stand-up paddle boarding, Sunfish sailing and snorkeling. Crystal Springs is one of the few private homes with a cordoned-off swimming area, making it safe to enjoy the beautiful waters. The home also has an 18’ speedboat equipped for waterskiing and other aquatic excursions; the boat master can also arrange diving lessons and equipment rentals. Should you desire a good stretch or deep meditation, just below the Annex is an ideal terrace for yoga, looking out to sea with the verdant gully as the backdrop.

The heated infinity swimming pool, finished in a stunning blue Bisazza mosaic tile imported from Italy, is lined with inviting chaise loungers. The mosaic tiles reflect the sparkling sunlight, and the infinity edge offers a window to the sea, where catamarans gracefully sail by. Relax in the shade with a favourite cocktail in hand, or accept the water’s invitation to take a dip beneath the midday sun.

On the rare rainy afternoon or chosen evening in, enjoy films on the big screen in the newly refurbished state of the art home theater. Decorated with an array of memorable film posters, it provides the ideal setting for watching both new and old classics, complete with state of the art surround sound and leather reclining chairs. The property also has an ultramodern fitness centre outfitted with Technogym equipment, for those who wish to keep up their workout routines.

The staff at Crystal Springs has been with the estate for years; the butlers, cook (with assistant), boatmaster, housekeepers and laundresses will ensure your stay surpasses every expectation, providing attentive, yet unobtrusive service. Guests can also visit the butler’s pantry, offering easy access to that essential morning cup of coffee, snacks and other necessities. There are also guards on hand to ensure security from dusk to dawn. The property manager is on call to address any questions, concerns or needs.

Crystal Springs sits comfortably within the heart of the island’s prestigious west coast, within easy reach of Speightstown, a historic town to the north filled with cafes, shops and restaurants, and Holetown, the island’s epicenter for world-class shopping, dining and nightlife. World-renowned golf, polo and marina facilities are also nearby, satisfying sportier travelers.

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Dates People Nightly
Apr 15, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
5 Night Minimum
1-14 people $8,150 USD
15-16 people $8,860 USD
17-20 people $10,070 USD
Dec 15, 2019 to Jan 10, 2020
14 Night Minimum
1-20 people Rates Upon Request
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Jan 11, 2020 to Apr 14, 2020
7 Night Minimum
1-14 people $11,495 USD
15-16 people $12,510 USD
17-20 people $14,230 USD
Apr 15, 2020 to Dec 14, 2020
5 Night Minimum
1-14 people $8,150 USD
15-16 people $8,860 USD
17-20 people $10,070 USD

Notes on Rates:

  • All rental rates are based on two persons per bedroom.
  • This property charges rates in US Dollars (USD).
  • Rates do not include: tax of 7.5%, Barbados room levy (lesser of 2.5% or $10/room/night), island charges of 1.5%.
  • Rates are subject to change.
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Choosing the right villa is just the first step in creating the perfect vacation experience. We help you plan every element of your villa vacation, from rental cars to spa treatments, completely personalized to you.

  • spa services
  • chef/cook services
  • butler service
  • car rental
  • restaurant reservations
  • activity and sightseeing
  • ferry/airport transfers
  • grocery provisioning
  • laundry service

    Beds & Baths

    Main House

    • Bedroom 1: Master
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Ocean View
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Bidet, Shower, Two Sinks
    • Bedroom 2: Sea Fan Bedroom
      • 1 King/Twin, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower
    • Bedroom 3: Guava Bedroom
      • 1 King/Twin, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, TV
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower

    Annex

    • Bedroom 4: Hummingbird Bedroom
      • 1 King/Twin, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Ocean View, Exterior Access Only, Terrace/Balcony
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower
    • Bedroom 5: Green Monkey Bedroom
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Ocean View, Exterior Access Only, Terrace/Balcony
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower

    Pool Cottage

    • Bedroom 6: Sunset South Bedroom - This suite connects with Sunset North. Children under 12 are not permitted to stay in the pool cottage for safety reasons.
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Ocean View, Pool View, Exterior Access Only, Terrace/Balcony
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower, Two Sinks
    • Bedroom 7: Sunset North Bedroom - This suite connects with Sunset South. Children under 12 are not permitted to stay in the pool cottage for safety reasons.
      • 1 King/Twin, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Ocean View, Pool View, Exterior Access Only, Terrace/Balcony
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower, Two Sinks

    Tea House Cottage

    • Bedroom 8: The sitting room has 2 twin Murphy beds.
      • 1 King, 2 Twins, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Exterior Access Only, Terrace/Balcony
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower, Outdoor Shower, Tub

    Pavilion

    • Bedroom 9: Pavilion South - This bedroom is a connecting suite to Pavilion North.
      • 1 King/Twin, Air Conditioning, Exterior Access Only
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower
    • Bedroom 10: Pavilion North - This bedroom is a connecting suite to Pavilion South
      • 1 King/Twin, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Exterior Access Only
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower

    Other Bathrooms

    • Bathroom 11: Full bath

Staff

  • 1 Cook
  • 2 Laundress
  • 3 Housekeeper
  • 2 Gardener
  • 2 Butler
  • 2 Security
  • 1 Manager
  • 1 Chef
  • 1 Boat Captain

Features

  • Alarm System
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ Outside (Gas)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beachfront
  • Blender
  • Board Games
  • Boat
  • Cable TV
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Docking Station
  • DVD Player
  • Family
  • Fax
  • Fridge
  • Gated Community
  • Gated Property
  • Generator
  • Golf Nearby
  • Great Views
  • Group
  • Guest House
  • Hair Dryers
  • Heated Pool
  • Ice maker
  • Internet Access/WiFi
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Luxury
  • Media Room
  • Microwave
  • On-Site Gym Equipment
  • Oven/Stove
  • Pool at Villa
  • Pool Shower
  • Safe
  • Satellite
  • Staff Favorites
  • Stereo System
  • Surround Sound
  • Television
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Toaster
  • Video Library
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Water Sports Nearby
  • Wine Cave/Cooler
Pool pool size 50 ft. x 20 ft., Heated infinity edge freshwater pool
Air Conditioning A/C in bedrooms : home theater and fitness center
Location The Garden, St James
Sq Ft. 12,000
Beach Private beach access to secluded swimming cove with cordoned-off swimming area
Transfers Transfers are not included in the rental, but can be arranged for an additional charge.
Children Children are welcome, nannies may be required.
Additional Car rental, private chef, butler, server, grocery and beverage shopping (pre-arrival and during your stay), liquor and wine delivery, nanny service, baby equipment, spa services, yoga and personal training, photography, and private airport transfer/car service can be arranged for an additional fee.

Guests are responsible for purchasing the groceries.
Availability and usefulness of sports and outdoor equipment is not guaranteed because of heavy use and exposure to the elements.

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