This opulent beachfront villa is set within two acres of lush, tropical gardens, and provides an ideal setting ideal for families or groups looking for a holiday on the West Coast of Barbados.
Leamington’s sophisticated elegance is reminiscent of its past, when famed movie stars Greta Garbo and Claudette Colbert dined under the Caribbean stars, and glamour juxtaposed effortlessly with relaxed island-style living.
On entering the gates, one feels the pressures of the outside world gently slip away; the sound of waves breaking gently on the white sands, combined with the pleasant sea breezes and scent of tropical flowers, creates an air of tranquillity that immediately embraces you.
Designed by Oliver Messel, Leamington is a fine example of his distinctive style, expertly merging the interior and exterior living spaces to create an idyllic tropical setting for refined island living and entertaining. Messel discovered Leamington when he stayed at the villa in the 1950's; he found it so enticing that he persuaded his friends Dru and Jack Heinz (of Heinz Foods) to purchase the estate. Mrs. Heinz then commissioned Messel to rebuild the Pavilion, and his signature style transformed Leamington into one of the most stunning properties on the island today.
Recently renovated and refurbished, Leamington's meticulous décor blends luxurious furnishings, noteworthy antiques and personalized touches to make the villa truly one of a kind. The villa is filled with European and Caribbean-inspired artwork, including paintings, sculptures and hand-painted furniture, as well as artisanal finishes such as sculpted cornices and coral stone archways.
The main salon, located at the centre of the villa, opens onto a large covered terrace with casual dining and living areas, suitable for entertaining large groups and parties.
There is also a separate formal dining room, decorated in the Rococo style, featuring classical statues in corner niches framed by shells and coral, surrounding a stunning marble dining table with an antiqued mirrored top.
Beyond the main terrace is the villa's classically shaped swimming pool, flanked by green lawns where chaise lounges await sunbathers, as well as two enchanting gazebos designed by famed local architect, Larry Warren.
The beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the pool feature lush, tropical gardens. Bronze statues, a lily pond and inviting nooks for a few quiet moments to read, meditate or simply listen to the waves, help complete the garden's charming allure and the garden culminates with over 200 ft. of frontage to the Caribbean Sea.
Leamington's three air-conditioned bedrooms feature charming décor, fine-quality linens and hand-painted furnishings, enhanced by warm lighting, unique artwork and ample yet cosy space for private relaxation. Each features a spacious, en-suite marble bathroom, exquisitely decorated with crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling curtains and luxurious linens. A guest bedroom is located in one wing off the main salon, while a third guest bedroom and the luxurious master suite, featuring a stunning canopied bed, are located in another more recently built wing designed by Larry Warren. The master bedroom opens onto a trellised sitting area with comfortable seating, a flat-screen television and flowering vines, not to mention stunning views of the manicured gardens and swimming pool.
Beyond the enchanting surroundings and luxurious amenities, perhaps one of the most alluring features of your stay at Leamington is the five-star service provided by the villa's experienced staff: There is a butler, 2 housekeepers, chef, maid, gardener, night watchman and dedicated property manager on hand to ensure your comfort; it is their objective that you thoroughly enjoy every moment of your holiday from start to finish, leaving with memories to last a lifetime.
While the serene setting and luxurious pampering of the Leamington estate can make one feel miles away from the island's pulsing lifestyle, its location near both historic Speightstown and vibrant Holetown, offers easy access to shopping, fine dining, charming beachfront cafes and vibrant nightlife.
Leamington Cottage, set just at the water's edge, can be rented in conjunction with the main house should an additional bedroom be needed.
Note – On site Tennis Court and Gym (Running machine, Rowing machine, Exercise Bike, Cross Trainer & Weights – all equipment to be used at one’s own risk).
Note - The beach directly in front of the villa is tidal and the size depends on the seasonal currents. Just a short stroll from the Pavilion beach gate guests can enjoy a white sandy beach - both to the North and to the South.
Note: Children welcomed by special request – but no children under 12 years of age.
Please note that after arrival, the local management company will ask you for your credit card details and the Security Deposit of $2500 will be debited accordingly. Any damages or breakages, or additional charges such as concierge, will be charged to this credit card and an invoice raised accordingly. The Security Deposit, or any balance thereof, will be held until 14 days after departure and then refunded accordingly.
Check-in time is 4pm and check-out time is 12pm.
Prices quoted are per villa per week. Please note where your holiday dates cross multiple price bands the total holiday price is calculated per day per price band.
The rates quoted for 2024 bookings are based on 2023 rates and are subject to final confirmation around Oct / Nov 2023 when contracts are signed.
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