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Bohemian Chic Villa with Private Chef, Pool, and Access to Exclusive Beach

Bedrooms 9
Separate WC's1
Space 11,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

9 Bedroom Villa Sleeps 18 and features 10 Bathrooms


A romantic fusion of both British tradition and relaxed luxury, this extraordinary

coral stone Caribbean vacation villa provides the serenity and privacy sought

after by those seeking complete escape.

Set on two and a half acres of fully-contained, lush, tropical gardens, Bon Vivant

offers 9 bedrooms all with private baths and a team of experienced chefs trained

in a wide range of international cuisines to suit all palates. The estate is well suited

for both unparalleled leisure and seclusion as well as for gracious entertaining.

Sports enthusiasts can select for a host of options including tennis, swimming,

basketball, volleyball, billiards, and racquetball on the estate. A delightful

five-minute walk will find you at the private Sandy Lane beach where

you have exclusive access to the owner's club facilities.

Contact Owner with for Special Pricing Options:

May 1 – October 31:

The weekly rates at the $28,900 amount:

5 bedrooms / 10 people = $16,000

6 bedrooms / 12 people = $19,300

7 bedrooms / 14 people = $22,500

8 bedrooms / 16 people = $25,700

9 bedrooms / 18 people = $28,900

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

“We had the pleasure of vacationing at Bon Vivant Villa for a week in December with our extended family. There were 19 of us, ranging in age from 2 years to late 60?s. There was indeed something for everyone. Trampoline, swimming, the beach and of course the beloved racket ball court, which was transformed into a dance studio by our young ones for nightly performances. The property is beautiful and well maintained, as are the accommodations. We especially loved the outdoor showers.

The Staff at BVV is outstanding. Esma and her delightful crew made every effort to make us feel at home and relaxed during our stay. Meals were prepared with a sophisticated style that continued to tempt our culinary palates.

Bon Vivant provided the perfect setting for our family to spend intimate time together. We will cherish our memories and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.”
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sandy Lane in Saint James

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 11000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Bohemian Chic Villa with Private Chef, Pool, and Access to Exclusive Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

No One Wanted to Leave

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bon Vivant with three generations of a large family aged 8 to 78 over the Christmas holiday. The staff are amazing and we all agreed it was the best family trip we had taken. It was incredibly relaxing not to have to worry about shopping for meals, cooking, or cleaning up. The food is first rate. The grounds are perfect as there are many communal areas combined with the right combination of private spaces. There is never a shortage of things to do and if somehow you do exhaust activities at Bon Vivant, Esma the manager of the house, is quick to offer up suggestions and to arrange excursions. We all have incredibly fond memories of our time in Barbados and would (and will) recommend Bon Vivant to anyone looking for a relaxing venue from which to enjoy the friendly people and warm sunshine of Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA, USA

Best Vacation EVER

  • 5 of 5

Bon Vivant was an amazing experience. Imagine having your own private staffed villa/hotel for your family and friends for a full week on the elegant island of Barbados. There are nine ensuite bedrooms all of which have outdoor showers, a real treat in this tropical climate. The property is comprised of four buildings arranged around the pool, which lends privacy to the accommodations. There are numerous amenities including a basketball court, trampoline, shuffleboard, ping pong, etc. The 2+ acre grounds are stunning, with a large vegetable garden, flowering plants and numerous fruit trees; we saw monkeys scampering across the property and up the trees many times. It is but a short -- and very pleasant walk -- to the nearby private beach adjacent to the Sandy Lane Hotel, one of the poshest resorts in the Caribbean, situated on the 'platinum coast' of Barbados. Here the water is usually calm and a gorgeous aqua color, and beach staff prepare your chaises and umbrellas. But the coup de grace is the wonderful staff at Bon Vivant, several of whom have been on site for 15-30 years. From 6AM to 10PM, a staff of six cater to your every whim, preparing healthy and delicious meals -- true 'farm to table -- and mixed tropical drinks of whatever you desire. This is the epitome of gracious vacationing, being cared for by local professionals; mingling with the staff members made us feel more a part of Barbados than we would have otherwise had we been at a large hotel, no matter how nice. I was as sad to leave the staff as I was the opulence of this amazing property. Beth, the owner, was a wealth of information about local eateries and attractions, and I enjoyed chatting with her before and after (to say Thank you over and over again) our stay at Bon Vivant. We will return in a heartbeat if we are ever extended the opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA USA

Pampered for a week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends just finished a week-long stay at Bon Vivant Villa, where we all gathered for my daughter's wedding. We could not have chosen a better place to gather for the celebration. The villa itself is stunning - quiet, secluded and serene - each room exceptionally appointed! We all especially enjoyed the outdoor showers, the intimate niches scattered throughout the property, the gardens and of course the pool. What stands out most of all though, is the accommodating staff. Esma and Maureen attended to our every need and desire all week long. The food was exceptional - the service staff among the friendliest I've ever met. I learned a lot from each of them about how to offer an exceptional guest experience to say the least!

We are definitely looking forward to our next visit to Bon Vivant Villa and highly recommend you consider this villa for your Barbados holiday. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Live like a rockstar!

  • 5 of 5

Nine couples stayed at Bon Vivant for one glorious week! The pictures do not do the villa justice. There is every imaginable amenity....jacuzzi, huge pool, basketball, tennis, indoor racquetball, walking distance to a semi-private, white sand beach, with warm, swimmable water, and top notch staff to cater to your every wish. We sat by the pool every night, drinking cocktails and munching on snacks brought out by our own bartender and one evening, the staff brought appetizers and drinks down to the beach for us to enjoy. They provided exceptional service without being intrusive. At dusk, curious monkeys came out to eat the fruit that had dropped from the trees, which was so fun to watch! Barbados was definitely one of the best destinations we have been to, with great weather, friendly people, plenty of shopping and nightlife, but also plenty of quiet places to relax. We have rented 5 other villas all over the world, and Bon Vivant is the best, hands down. If you have the chance, rent this villa! You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you and your friends had such a lovely time at Bon Vivant Villa. You are most welcome to return anytime, any day, any year. Our doting staff, dreamy sunsets, refreshing pool, succulent food and snazzy BVV Rum Punch await you. Cheers!!!!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Grantley Adams International (GAIA)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Piano Bar
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Sandy Lane, Private Beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

For your convince if you would like to use your credit card there will be a 2.5% charge within the US if you are coming form outside the US it'll be a 3.75% fee. Wire transfers or cashiers check are also accepted.

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