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A sea edge, 4 bedroom villa on a beautiful, small private estate

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

4 double bedrooms, 3 en suite shower/bath + 1 shower/bath. Sleeps 8

Idyllic Villa is one of the three exclusive luxury villas at Coral Point Estate. The sea edge position is outstanding with private steps down to secluded natural beaches on either side, plus a private shared swimming pool with gazebo & sun deck within the estates landscaped gardens. Idyllic has 4 double air-conditioned bedrooms each with a personal valuables safe - three have en-suite bath/shower rooms plus one other adjacent to the fourth bedroom. All bathrooms have a hair dryer, shampoo & shower gel dispensers, towels and beach towels. There is a Satellite TV, DVD, and portable radio / CD player.The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, chest freezer, toaster, blender, etc.. The lounge/dining areas are elegantly furnished with 4 sets of patio doors opening to the well equipped patio with loungers, tables and chairs plus a charcoal barbecue and a private cooling spa bath overlooking the sea - ideal for daytime sunbathing or evening cocktails and dining.

PRIME PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY: Opportunity to re-invest funds held in offshore accounts into Co-ownership of this prime property in Barbados

We are offering the opportunity for a maximum of only 3 people to become equity sharing, co-owners of this fantastic investment property. The villa is situated in one of the best locations in Barbados, where prime property values will rise further to catch up with the much more expensive famous West Coast. - Especially now Sam Lords 5 star Resort is under re development.

We will continue to retain a significant ownership percentage ourselves and also continue to fully manage & maintain the villa on behalf of all co-owners.

If you, your company or your pension fund have funds available to invest offshore in a single 'blue chip' Barbados property which is owned 'offshore' by a Limited Company, please contact us for more information.

More Details

John & Marjorie Davis
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About John & Marjorie Davis

John & Marjorie are semi-retired parents & grandparents residing in England.

John is a Chartered Engineer with a career in major manufacturing companies followed by management consulting – specialising in directing major business performance improvement projects across the world for international Blue-Chip companies.

Marjorie is a professional ice dance skater. At only 10 she was the youngest ever to represent Great Britain at ice dancing, and at 16 became Professional British & World Ice Dance Champion! Later, in business she was MD of an Executive Recruitment Consultancy.

They first visited Barbados for 1 week in 1994, staying at Sam Lords Castle resort in St Philip on the SE Coast. They loved Barbados and the local Bajans so much they returned the following year & were married on Sam Lord’s beach. They have visited more than 70 times since then and decided to invest in Idyllic Villa in 2001. They are both very particular and very practical hands on people, and have built / refurbished the villas to a very high standard. The villa is always kept by the housekeepers in an excellent, clean & well maintained condition. They fully manage the property maintenance and lettings themselves – visiting 3 or 4 times a year to keep everything ship shape – as well as having regular vacations there!

They have many strong friendship links with local residents, so they can introduce guests into the ‘behind the scenes’ Bajan local life if they wish to be more adventurous & involved.

John & Marjorie Davis purchased this villa in 2001

Why John & Marjorie Davis chose Long Bay

Idyllic Villa is one of 3 privately owned villas on Coral Point Estate, built on an outcrop at the end of Sam Lords South beach – the beach used by Marriott’s for their weekly themed Shipwreck Party nights. The location and view over the sea is so absolutely stunning it cannot be fully appreciated by description or photos – it has to be visited to be believed. Many visitors, who know the island well, have said this has to be the best villa location in the whole of Barbados. It has been rented for many purposes ranging from corporate / political events & business meetings to romantic sojourns, weddings and family vacations.

The private gated estate provides privacy and seclusion in a quieter area of Barbados – well away from the tourist centres. However it is only 12 minutes drive from the airport & just a mile along the coast from the world famous Crane Resort which is renowned for having one of the top 10 beaches in the world.

The SE corner of Barbados is renowned for its refreshing cooling breeze which is hardly felt elsewhere, and St Philip has the least rainfall of all the Barbados parishes, as many clouds pass overhead & don’t start to rain until further inland. With Sam Lords Castle now derelict and closed, the local beautiful beaches are almost always deserted – This truly is the perfect location for a quiet ‘get away from it all’ relaxing vacation in Barbados.

What makes this villa unique


This prime beach front property is wholly owned by an offshore Ltd company, registered in the BVI. It was specifically established to legally own this sole prime property in Barbados. Purchasing the shares with offshore funds, simply transfers offshore cash to an offshore investment in property ownership, via a simple offshore transaction. Property values may well have bottomed out & this may be the right time to reinvest cash into future capital growth potential and own a fantastic property in the process! Please contact us if full or Co-ownership is of interest to you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sue Bates (August 2005) -

Breathtaking location, the beautiful azure waters ever changing with the presence of sea turtles, sunshine, tide and breeze.

Very well equipped accommodation offering all the comforts of home plus the benefit of a wonderful house keeper who, at a seperately negotiated fee, will cook the most fantastically prepared catch of the day (supplied

by a local spear fisherman).

This location offers privacy, space, access to deserted pristine beaches, yet is within easy reach of the many stunning and varied scenic sights Barbados has to offer.

Idyllic Villa was, without doubt, a wonderful choice for our family holiday and without the need for expensive theme parks or gimmics, provided something for everyone.

We have a host of wonderful photographs and memories to tide us through until we return to Idyllic Villa and would encourage anyone considering Barbados as a holiday destination to sample all that this property and

fantastic location has to offer.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Long Bay around the Saint Philip

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No other people allowed to stay overnight.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , family
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , en-suite shower
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 3 twins, 1 cot.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
To see a 360 degree photo please contact us.


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A sea edge, 4 bedroom villa on a beautiful, small private estate
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 19 reviews
Arkansas, USA

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with 2 other couples stayed at Idyllic Villa in May of 2007 for a week. The beauty of this villa and the scenery surrounding it is unbelievable. You can't even to begin to describe it. We thought it would be beautiful based on the pictures we saw on the internet, but the pictures don't even do it justice!! You just have to see it to believe it. The price for this villa is very, very reasonable considering all that it has to offer. We all plan to return to Barbados in a few years and would not even consider staying anywhere but at Idyllic. Junie was great and Scamp (the dog) became our best companion for the week. We loved him so and hated to leave the little fellow. The owners were very easy to deal with and were most cooperative. It was the greatest vacation we have ever taken. Just book it -- you will be glad that you did!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of seven, and eight on a few days ,over the period of one week.We had a small glitch with the internet which was rectified by Sherry who is a wonderful person.She was always just a phone call away.Two Barbadian residents visited for a short period and requested contact info ,that is testimony to how impressed they were.If only bathing was possible at the house,I would have scored it an 11,but it will have to do with a 10.Thank you John and Sherry.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the villa enjoying the incredible views and nearby beaches! The house is perfect for up to 8 adults. The A/C in every bedroom is a must - one bedroom's A/C went out while we were there, which made sleeping a bit uncomfortable but manageable with the constant breeze coming off of the water. Sherry was fantastic during our stay and is a great source for what to and not to do around the area. The area is a bit isolated, so I would recommend renting a car to get to other areas of the island. The water is definitely too rough to get into and enjoy at the beaches surrounding the house, but the Shark Hole and other nearby areas allow you to enjoy the water. The Oasis Mini Mart and Thirteen Nine are a 5 minute walk and have great local food and interesting local characters.

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling with a large group!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Holidays

  • 5 of 5

Dear John and Marjorie,

The holidays went really well - it was a great week. We had a fantastic time there, the Idyllic Villa is gorgeous - we want to live there!

Thanks a million for all your help.

Much appreciated.


  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: November 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic Villa is surely an apt name!!

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic Villa is surely an apt name! Secluded location, stunning breathtaking views, un-describable, and pictures don’t do it justice.

Villa is perfect for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, romantic getaway, or family gathering etc. If you want night life, not for you, however we stayed there but drove into St Lawrence Gap/Town for clubs when required.

Stayed on the property in Oct 2011 and also held our small wedding ceremony on the beach below the property and then the reception on the property, Idyllic, couldn’t have asked for a better location.

Villa is very spacious and is still not cramped if 8 people are staying there. Property and furnishing in good order, clean, amenities in working order. 4th bedroom may need a little updating, safe in a room not working, but overall nothing of major concern.

If you plan on travelling around the island it is recommended to rent a car, if not there is a local bus which will take you into Bridgetown (runs 1 per hour). Taxis are available but from the villa you have to phone book and therefore may have to wait a while. Within walking distance there is the Tropical Winds hotel which has a restaurant for cooked food (however I didn’t actually eat there) and there is also a convenience store close by for a quick shop for essentials.

The sea in that area is not recommended for swimming as it can get rather rough, however there are other beaches close by which are more suitable if you want to swim. There is also a communal pool on the property which is utilized by the 3 villas. The spa although not heated is perfect to cool off during the day, and stare up at the stars at night.

Housekeeper Sherri was very helpful and accommodating and went out of her way to assist. Property owners were good/fast with their correspondence.

Would highly recommend this property, and will be back for another stay, hopefully in the not to distance future.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came together as 7 close friends and enjoyed a fabulous 10 says at your Villa. The peaceful atmosphere away from everything was perfect. We loved strolling along your beautiful sandy beaches and amazing views.

Junie is a treasure!! We loved visiting with her and our every need was attended to. She really made our visit feel like we were visiting old friends.

Barbados is a beautiful island and amazingly friendly culture. We loved checking out all the local haunts and of course the known landmarks. Harrison Caves is a must see along with Orchid World and the Wild Animal park. So much to see not enough time to do it all. Definitely make a trip to Bathsheba and don't miss the Oysten's Fish Fry!!

I would come back in a minute!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Grantley Adams
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Long Bay, Sam Lords
Car: recommended

Idyllic Villa is one of three very exclusive villas situated right on the sea edge within the secluded and gated private Coral Point Estate. There is a large private swimming pool, and superb tropical paradise beaches to either side. Nearby is Sam Lords Castle, and Crane Beach Resort is just one mile along the coast. Suited to those wanting a relaxing, romantic or private get away break, the area is much quieter than the main tourist areas on the South and West coasts, and benefits from an almost constant gentle soothing breeze. The South East Coast has a more natural & relaxed environment and is specially noted for the genuine hospitality and friendliness of its local inhabitants. The location is ideal for Family vacations; Weddings & honeymoons; Discreet romantic breaks; Golfing holidays; Family reunions; and also as a Retreat or Business off-site meeting location.

To see a 360 degree photo tour please contact us.

Other Activities: snorkelling


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75

The current rates are a genuine discount on the rack rates.
All provisional bookings will lapse after 7 days if deposit has not been received.
You should take out adequate travel insurance effective from the date you book
Rent payments may be made via bank transfer in US$’s to our Barbados account. Alternatively we accept card payments in the UK to our UK agents, or by Paypal. Please note that Credit card & Overseas payments are subject to a 4% surcharge, and will be invoiced in UK£’s Sterling at our UK banks prevailing exchange rate.
The villa is privately owned & the owners may make changes or repairs at any time as they see fit.
It is maintained to the custom & practise of Barbados, which may be quite different to the response you are used to at home – especially if overseas sourced items have become broken or damaged.
Please book the villa ONLY when you are ABSOLUTELY SURE of visiting.
After you have paid the deposit we are prepared to change your booking to other dates that are available at their appropriate rates, and will credit your new booking with 50% of your original deposit paid. Once the balance has become due you are liable for the full cost of your original booked dates. Bookings will be cancelled and deposits forfeited if the balance has not been paid by 4 weeks before arrival date.
To cover your group for all unforeseen events, including any reason for you cancelling your visit, you should arrange comprehensive travel insurance cover effective from the date you book the villa.
However, if you do then have to cancel , as a gesture of goodwill, we will attempt to re-rent those dates & if successful we will refund you 50% of the amount we receive for them as a short notice rental.
No liability can be accepted for your losses if you choose not to take out insurance or if your insurance does not cover your losses.
Terms are governed by UK laws.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.