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Nature Lovers Retreat on Beautiful East

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

An Authentic Caribbean Island Experience. What Barbados felt like 50 years ago, with the amenities of today.

Nestled into the breathtaking east coast of Barbados, this 4 acre property, "Rabbit Hill " is a private tropical paradise for travelers seeking an authentic island experience in a rustic setting. Ideal for families, Rabbit Hill is a relaxing haven for adults and a fun-filled paradise for children.

See...the vibrant colors and raw nature unleashed along the unspoiled eastern coastline; the spectacular impact of the Atlantic Ocean's vibrant surf on natural outcroppings...walk along the coastline for miles enjoying the Atlantic, on unrivaled hiking trails.

Hear...the blissful peace of a lazy tropical environment, punctuated by the relaxing sounds of pounding surf, swishing palm leaves and chattering monkeys.

Feel...the calming, tropical trade winds that caress this lushly landscaped property and sway through the breezy bungalow.

Smell...the salty ocean mingled with the citrus and floral scents from exotic tropical island flora.

Taste...the explosion of sweet juice from a freshly cut mango or orange, or the delightfully exotic milk from a coconut right on the property.

Enjoy...breathtaking views of cliffs and oceans, of casarinas, norfolk pine and palm trees all exquisitely co-existing among the luscious hibiscus and bourgonvelia.

Enjoy...the refreshing coolness of the pool, or the tranquil sway of the hammocks as your eyes delight in the multiple of gorgeous views from the large deck.

Experience the ultimate of the tropical Bajan experience, in a refreshing way, as an integral part of the island's authentic lifestyle.

Luxuriate in western amenities of a king size bed, air conditioning, a "Balinese" washroom, a gourmet equipped kitchen, an outdoor dining room that seats ten.

Feel secure in the comfort of a small safe community away from the hustle, bustle and hecticness of the urban tourist environment. The home has been built with safety, security, comfort and total relaxation as its goal. All of our guests have said it has been achieved.

Twenty minutes from the airport...Ten minutes from a local beach...Twenty minutes to the world famous Crane Beach...Minutes from friendly neighbours...Thirty minutes to cross the island with access to everything else that Barbados has to offer, great beaches, golfing, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming with turtles.

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Owner
Tom Neuendorff
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2017

About Tom Neuendorff

We are a Canadian family who has owned and used this beautiful property for the past 20 years. Rabbit Hill in Barbados was always by far our children's favourite holiday destination.

The shared family memories serve them well now as young working adults with limited holidays and less time to visit the island. Over the past few years we have decided to rent our home selectively to others who appreciate tropical nature in all its glory.

Tom Neuendorff purchased this house in 1998

Why Tom Neuendorff chose St. John

Barbados is a beautiful island with lovely people we consider ourselves fortunate to have a property on the island where we have our privacy yet be only short distances from fun activities be it gorgeous beaches,golf,hiking,horse back riding,sailing ,dining or any number of other wonderful activities the island offers its tourists.

What makes this house unique

The constant breezes and surf sounds of the Atlantic Ocean are truly intoxicating!

Immediately outside of our drive way it's a hikers paradise with walking trails along the rugged Atlantic coast that an experienced hiker/renter commented are some of the most "photogenic walks" he had been on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

These are questions which we sent to our first long term renter, Simon and family from the U.K. who rented Rabbitt Hill for 3 weeks in July.



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Were the people who run the house ( Agnes, Winston, Ronie) of help and



available when needed?



Yes but at the same time respecting privacy. It was good chatting with Winston each morning. Agnes was very helpful ( and her husband). Did not get to meet with Ronie but cleaning was excellent and all things we would need in interim were all readily available.





How did you find the East Coast of the island?



The best from a scenery perspective ( along with North). People a little more friendly and environment was still more green and natural. For us Brits July and August is our main vacation time. On the west and south coast it was less noticeable but it is apparent that things are quieter at this time on the East coast. A couple of occasions it was very difficult to eat out locally. I had phoned the Round House the day before to check opening for Sunday lunch but when we got there they were not open!. Atlantis, Edgewater and Dina’s at Bathsheba all recommended. Driving is different in Barbados at night and the drive back from Holetown etc took a little getting used to. I was glad we hired a jeep and feel I would recommend this in order to travel the Island. Must say however looked forward to coming back to east coast every night. Feel any issue or expectation was more with guide books and Barbados web sites etc about level of activity at this time of year











Would you consider going back? Would you recommend Rabbit Hill to others ?



Yes. May be as part of ‘Island hopping’ when kids have gone to college or with other friends. I say this as we were there for almost 3 weeks and covered 1200 km of the Islands 1450km roads rather than any issue with Barbados. In terms of recommending Rabbit Hill to others then absolutely. Happy to do this informally in our own social network or by providing any reference or testimonial for you as needed.





Once again thanks to you and your family for a great holiday !



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Jul 2008
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Margarets in Saint John

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • village
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has King bed & ensuite Bathroom., Queen size Beds (1) 2 rooms with 1 queen bed each., Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 room with two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4.5 acre beautifully landscapted property with pool. Pick your own fruit off orange,banana, mango,quava,trees, , wildlife, flowers, ocean breeze, birds, butterflies, private but not secluded, www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPQ-GBFEqjo

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Nature Lovers Retreat on Beautiful East
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

A Visit to the Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently returned from our visit to our own private "Garden of Eden." Andre, the owner, was extremely easy to deal with. He quickly responded to our questions, got things taken care of smoothly, and left a very accurate renters guide which was extremely helpful. The staff on the property were excellent. Agnes greeted us as we arrived and explained everything to us, and called during the week to make sure everything was OK. Winston, the gardener picked fresh fruits for us to eat and gave us a nice tour pf the property.

The property - magnificent. Your own paradise to enjoy. The beauty is beyond! With the constant roar of the ocean in the background. Total privacy. The pool is deceptively large...much bigger than the pictures would suggest. Very cleverly designed...lots of space on the deep end to swim laps...yet lots of shallow space for little ones. The outdoor deck is enormous, and is the basic primary living space when not going to sleep. Although we had privacy, yet you did not feel isolated, as the city bus passed by in the area, and you are not more than 40 minutes from anywhere on the island. Very good grocery shopping only 20 minutes away. We were a short drive from Bath beach for swimming and Bathsheba beach for long walks along the ocean. Lots of other great places to visit - all not very far away.

Renting a car is a must...just need to get used to driving on the left side of the road...some of which are very narrow. Alternately, you can use Taxis to get around as well.

Could not have asked for a better place to unwind from the stress of hectic city life at home. 2 thumbs up to Rabbit Hill!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two beautiful weeks at Rabbit Hill. The pictures do it no justice, it is a magical place to stay. We drove to other places or hiked around on the east coast and enjoyed every moment on the island, but the best was to come home to the sounds of the surf and your own pool for a quick swim. Agnes, Winston and Angela kept us informed, provided fresh coconut water and bananas, and Angela made us feel at home by cooking our Christmas dinner. This is a great family get away.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed at Rabbit Hill over the holiday break this year and had such a fantastic time! The property was everything we could have imagined, and just as described--actually, even better! We stayed for a week and Agnes (property manager) and Winston (grounds keeper) were very helpful and went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. They brought us fresh fruit from the property upon our arrival and Winston cracked coconuts for us each morning he was there so we could have fresh coconut water. Amazing!

Most days we went out exploring the island to see all it has to offer, which is a lot! But we were very happy to come home to the serene east coast and Rabbit Hill every evening. Most evenings we made big meals and spent time out on the porch conversing about our adventures that day. Upon the owner's recommendation we had a local woman, by the name of Angela, come and cook us an authentic Bajan meal one night.. and it was absolutely delicious and completely worth it!

We all found Barbados to be a spectacular island. For anyone who tends to get a bit nervous traveling internationally and to new cultures (like myself!), Barbados is a great place to visit because the island is filled with really friendly people who go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

Our whole group was in agreement that if we hadn't stayed at Rabbit Hill, we probably wouldn't have experienced even half of what we experienced on the island. It was our entire group's first time to Barbados and everyone had such an amazing time that on the last day we were all in very solemn moods because we had to leave and go back to our regular lives.

We will DEFINITELY be going back to Rabbit Hill again soon.. hopefully for 2 weeks next time!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Rabbit Hill in January with our two kids, and we had a perfect stay. Stylish. Personal. Beautiful view. Excellent facilities. This is obviously a place somebody really cares for. Just go. It is better than the pictures show. Just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Totally relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week at Rabbit Hill and after a particulary hectic work/school schedule in London, it was exactly the relaxing environment we needed. It exceeded our expectations which were high as the photographs are lovely, but they do not convey the real beauty of the place when you are there. The owner Tom was exceedingly helpful with his email communication and advice, which turned out to be perfect. We spent a lot of time chilling out in the hammocks on the porch which has lovely views of the garden with the sea in the distance. The breeze from the Atlantic was very welcome to cool us down along with the pool which although small, was a lot of fun. Winston, the gardener was lovely and supplied us with fruit from the nearby trees. We had a lot of fun watching the monkey's in the garden at the back of the house.This is a family home where you can see and feel all the love and hard work that has gone into it. We really enjoyed staying on the east coast, which felt like the real Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feed back.We strive to make the house feel like you arrived home not just another holiday rental place.In this day and age family holidays are more precious than ever and we aim to exceed your expectations when arriving as a guest in our Barbados home. Continued happy holidays! Tom
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

My Carribean Idyl

  • 5 of 5

This property is nothing short of stunning. Although I confess to be an off the beaten track kind of traveler, Rabbit Hill has all the amenities one could ever want. It is totally private. The 5 acres are yours alone and you could host a nudist convention here if such were your desire! Situated in the charming little village of Glenburnie (which is so small even the taxi drivers and car rental companies don't know where it is!) you are immersed in the culture of this lovely island. The locals are quite used to the eccentric tourists from RH who stroll along their streets in their shorts and funny looking Tilley hats, and they welcome you and treat you with respect. In fact, we feel exceedingly safe here, as we do everywhere on Barbados.

The views from the verandah, the pool and the newest addition, a little tree fort we call the 'coffee perch' are spectacular. The property is beautifully maintained and the variety of trees, plants and flowers would be worth charging admission to see.

We know Barbados well and have stayed in fancy resorts on the west and south coasts. But we always want to return to Rabbit Hill. Each time we return it looks better than ever and the owners take pride in sharing their private home in paradise with their guests.

You have to be at least mildly adventurous and be prepared to rent a car if you wish to explore the island. However, it doesn't take long to get over the fear of driving on the wrong side and avoiding the potholes. You will regularly get lost on your journeys, which is always part of the fun.

The Atlantic side is very rough. This isn't the side of the island to go to if you want pristine, swimmable beaches. However, once you've seen the beaches at Bathsheba and Cattlewash, you will fall in love. If you are a beach walker, you can walk forever on Cattlewash and never see another soul. Just glorious surf and beautiful mountainous scenery.

You can access the action by driving over to the other side (about 40mins) or hire a local taxi to chauffeur you. However, there are now some good new restaurants that have sprung up nearby that will be sufficient to keep you near to home. And once you're there for a few days, the wanderlust fades as you never want to leave the property.

My wife and I stay in this house by ourselves and consider it a bargain. If you have family, or want to share with friends, it comfortably accommodates 6-8 people. Then it becomes a steal.

However, we are selfish. We don't want to share!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick and Debbie Thank you for your review about our home we always welcome comments especially from 5 time repeat renters like yourselves. To share our east coast gem and continue to improve the experience for holiday seekers is a fun thing to do. PS. We have no plans to develop the nudist colony part of your review!
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Location

Car: recommended

Enjoy all that Barbados has to offer, including: golfing, scuba, beach exploring, fishing and fine dining.

Experience the nature of the East Coast and feel as if you were in the Barbados of 50 years ago.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Margarets, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,172
for 7 nights
£1,172
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.33
Additional Guest Fee £18.08 per person per night
Damage Deposit £421.86

Stays over 14 days are negotiable.
Arrangements can be made for airport pickup. Rental car can be delivered to property, if required. Extra maid service during stay can be arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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