|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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 Plantation" 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.
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.
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 !
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!!
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!
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.
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!
We are a family of 5 ( three teenage boys) and have recently returned from a two week stay at Rabbit Hill. We have had a wonderful vacation and would love to return to Barbados and Rabbit Hill.
The house is in a beautiful position overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and even in August there are cooling breezes particularly on the wonderful deck. It is very well equipped and spacious. Both Agnes and Winston who look after the property are very friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. The garden is amazing with loads to explore. The driveway was excellent for games of road tennis!
We loved being on the east of the island, whenever we ventured west we were always very happy to get back. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Even though your are in a relatively remote and unspoilt part of the island nothing is very far away- and any journey along the roads of Barbados is interesting with lots to see. We visited many of the islands beaches but our favourite was Bottom Bay, which we usually had completely to ourselves and is only a 20 minute drive away. Walking along the coast both to Bathsheba and Martin's Bay was a wonderful experience with the most stunning scenery. We went snorkelling, surfing, swimming with turtles, visited a rum factory and plantation and lots more. There is an amazing amount to see and do on such a small island. We had lovely meals in The Atlantis Hotel, The Fish Pot and The Lone Star but also at the take away in Martin's Bay! We also enjoyed several meals on the BBQ at Rabbit Hill.
We are a family who prefer to be away from the usual tourist areas and Rabbit Hill is perfect for this. Even the passing of tropical storm Isaac made for a couple of dramatic weather days which was yet another experience. I would recommend Rabbit Hill to anyone who wants to experience the more remote, peaceful, dramatic, beautiful and less touristy side of Barbados.
We loved our time at Rabbit Hill and only wish we could have stayed longer. Winston and Agnes were very helpful and so friendly, your home was very comfortable and we enjoyed the beautifully tended grounds, trees, animals, pool and porches equally as much. Your packet of information was invaluable but we do recommend that guests take your advice and have Winston pick you up at the airport; it's a hard place to find. The rental car company delivered our car to us the next day- very convenient.
We explored beaches and sights all around the island- recommend the Grenade Hill Forest Preserve (to see wildlife) and St. Nicholas Abbey(history and nice luncheon spot) in particular. We cooked "in" most of the time as we didn't want to leave our beautiful "estate" and bought fresh fish in Oistins at the fish market. Our adult children surfed most days.
The house at Rabbit Hill was was nicely kept and equipped, the photos don't do it justice. For a quiet get-away this is the place to go; it's lovely.
Bill and Ann
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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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£380|
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.
25% down payment on booking; Balance due 4 weeks prior to occupancy.