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Enjoy Beach Life But Escape to the Privacy of Your Own private Villa in St James

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Luxury Villa, 5 Bedrooms, (Sleeps 10 ) close to beach nr Holetown, special offer

'One of the top 30 Villas to rent in the Caribbean' - The Times Newspaper , November 16th 2013.

This summer 2017 we have some special offers during the May to September with free nights when you book 7 nights or more.

Book 7 nights and get 1 night free

Book 14 nights and get 2 nights free and a complimentary Guyanese Curry night cooked by our lovely cook Patricia.

Villa Melissa is a charming villa on the west coast of Barbados which can be rented on a 5 bedroom basis. It is located in quiet landscaped gardens with a negative edge pool and beach style bar but just a 2 min walk to the beach by private path. Its a classical house with all the modern conveniences with fibre optic wifi throughout and a 60 inch flat in the main house. Life is spent around the pool and bar with occasional trips to the beach which is 2 mins away.

The pool has been divided by stepping stones with a shallow end that contains seating at one end so that parents can spend time with children or just sit in there with other friends. The shallow end is 3 feet deep and the swimming end is 4 ft 6 inches deep. The pool also has mood lighting which changes colour making outside dining or a drink at the bar a real treat at night. We include a bottle of rum punch, 6 beers and a bottle of wine with each new booking.

The bar is of a driftwood design and a cool place to hang out. Basic spirits and cocktail mixes are available and Reco will make cocktails to suit. There is a Sonos music system do don't forget your ipod.

Bedrooms are air-conditioned and rentals come with the services of our casual Butler Toussant, Patricia our cook and Grace our maid. The staff lay out beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach and provide a walkie talkie for additional supplies for the cooler as needed. We have many repeat guests at Villa Melissa who also love to have our unobtrusive staff around. Patricia is our lovely cook who can turn her hand to most culinary styles , Grace our smiley housekeeper who keeps everything spick and span and Toussant our informal butler who love nothing better than looking after our guests and their children.

There is also an air-conditioned media room with a 60 inch Flat screen Smart TV with cable, wifi, ipod dock and dvd player to keep everyone happy.

All bedrooms are air conditioned and have ensuite bathrooms.

The cottage also has its own kitchen so this can come in handy when perhaps the party consists of more than one family or age groups booking together.

Our local concierge is provided to help with airport transfers, car rentals, trips and tours, restaurant reservations, day trips to the Grenadines and much much more.

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More Details

Stephen Grant
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2018

About Stephen Grant

I divide my time between barbados and the Uk so constantly on top of the Villa. I also have a local business selling real estate and renting villa other than my own. So when you rent mine you also get all the services of our local holetown concierge included and a lot of great advice. Barbados is a special place and local knowledge like ours can make your holiday even better.

Stephen Grant purchased this villa in 1995

Why Stephen Grant chose Porters

I used to work on the Island in the Hotel business and when I persued an opportunity in the Uk I decided to do short term rentals. This location is the best spot on the west coast in my opinion, as its on a private road that leads to the beach, its quiet and only other home owners and staff access it. I can be on the beach in 2 mins and walk north and south to great restaurants and hotels or swim or water ski or be picked up off the beach by boat for a sail.

Our Property Manager and Concierge Kerrie does a great job of making sure our guests our well looked after and that anything you need help or advice with is done.

What makes this villa unique

This is a great house for families or groups of friends as you can rent the house with 3 beds or add on the cottage for 4 or 5 beds giving veryone a little space. The cottage also has a kitchen. When booking you get 3 staff including Patsy our cook, Reco our Butler and amazing Grace who cleans up after you so you can do as much or as little as you like. Our beach service means you can spend the day on the beach and pop back for lunch or a snooze in the garden as you want. Reco will ensure that you are well looked after and mix rum cocktails and do all in his power to make sure you enjoy yourselves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest comments at Villa Melissa, Barbados

I wanted to send you a note letting you know how much we enjoyed our stay at the beautiful “Villa Melissa”. Let me start by stating what a marvelous man Victor is. Of course he is willing to cater to your needs but it’s truly his amazing spirit that makes you feel so comfortable. Patricia is truly a gem too..her warm smile is always there to greet you not to mention the delicious meals she prepared for us. Also Michele keeps the place spotless and was always asking if everything was ok. She even washed all our clothes the day we were leaving!

It was our 3rd trip to the Island and our first to this villa which we hope to return to again. We really love Barbados and all the friendly people we met. We took a catamaran trip on “Elegance” and rented waverunners, waterskied, wakeboarded, shopped and visited the Cliffs and caves, etc.

Thank you for providing us with the most excellent staff ever! Look for my review on Trip Advisor soon!

Barbara - July 2012
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Porters in Saint James

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The sun cream P.20 is not to be used as it stains everything
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 2 have baths and showers and 3 have showers only
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Four poster King (1), Twins that can be zipped as Kings (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
On a private road which has private beach path and set one back from the beach. We have beach chairs wheeled to the beach by staff with umbrella and cooler. 2 mins walk only and walkie talkie communication with the house if more drinks needed! Please no P.20 Sunscreen allowed as stains everything


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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Grantley Adams
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Colony Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Royal Westmoreland
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lone Star
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Heron Bay
Car: recommended

Close to all west coast amenities - From here you can walk to Holetown and beyond. There are places that you can go for a drink or lunch nearby on the beach. You can play golf, tennis and watch Polo also nearby. Shopping at Lime Grove which has a great cinema is one mile away in Holetown which has great designer/duty free shopping and supermarket.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £375.95

We accept Visa and MasterCard. Security deposits are taken by card with authorisation form.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.