The Green Cottage, has the enviable location of being juxtaposed with the world renowned Crane Resort, Barbados, West Indies. Indeed the address speaks for itself...... # 1 The Crane,St. Philip, Barbados. The house lies adjacent to an alcove bay, and between the lovely white sand Crane Beach, and the more rugged, but completely breathtaking beach at Foul Bay.
Situated by an Atlantic Ocean bluff, with an alcove bay for the fearless swimmer, The Green Cottage, is a two storey building, enveloped in seductive tropical breezes which blow year round, stimulating the senses to allow your body to reconnect with you mind. The architecture is a combination of classical West Indian and Italiano-Renaussance period, with a delightful gabled roof, and covered sea facing patios.
The open rhythm of the house lends itself to indolent leisure, with living quarters on the ground floor and a lovely wrap around patio from which to capture the first glow of sunrise, as it storms the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean, before it runs into the wash of a new dawn. The kitchen is compact, but surprising in storage as there is a walk-in pantry for stocking up with groceries. Two en-suite bedrooms and a powder room for ease of entertainment complete the floor plan, with one en-suite and the powder room located on the ground floor.
The upper level comprises the master bedroom; an expansive open loft aspect with a sea facing patio and a Swedish shower room, inclusive of a 7' Japanese soaking tub..... The layout invites your imagination take you where it will......
Housekeeping services are provided on a weekly basis for a linen re-fresh and light clean, as is the garden service for a crisp tidy outdoor appearance. Should a daily housekeeping service with breakfast service be required, this can also be arranged at a minor cost.
For our guests comfort, a local cell phone is provided, from which local and international calls may be made to reduce roaming charges. Nearby there are restaurants and supermarkets along with two car rental locations available for vehicular access around the island.
The Green Cottage surprises and delights all who venture here, and we invite you to book a vacation with us, relax, unwind, re-introducing your body to your mind, and let your imagination take you on flights of fancy, in the rhythmic cadence of a tropical paradise, at The Green Cottage, #1 The Crane, Barbados.
We had a fantastic time in Barbados and it was in huge part to the owner Diane. She was there to meet us on the first day to show us around the place. When we called her she was there to help us out at the drop of a hat. She left us a cell phone that we could use for the week, as well as some food in the fridge to start us off. It was a nice surprise to have a cleaning lady come in every couple of days.
This villa is situated right close to a cliff so you get a great breeze off the ocean and are only steps away from a breathtaking ocean view. It is in a very quiet area of the island and away from the city. There is bus access which we took a couple of times....but you may have to wait a while as the buses do not come often. We also took a lot of taxis (which drive by all the time), but if you are wanting to tour around the island, it is recommended to rent a car.
The villa is also very close to The Crane resort, where there is a general store (where we bought our food for the week), restaurants, ice cream store, spa, etc. The staff at the resort is more than willing to answer any of your questions or help you plan an excursion....even though you are not a guest there. There is also access to the Crane beach from the resort, which anyone could use.
Overall we had a fantastic time! Thank you Diane and Lily!!
My wife, brother-in-law and I stayed at the Green Cottage for 3 nights back in June. The cottage is breezy and cozy. Lots of room inside and out. The master bedroom that takes up the entire upper floor is the best feature. It includes a comfortable queen size bed and an ensuite bathroom. It was also relaxing to sit on the veranda in the Adirondack chairs and relax in the breeze.
Amenities within walking distance include beaches, restaurants like Cutters and Marco Polo and The Crane Hotel if you want luxury and fine dining.
I would recommend the Green Cottage to anyone staying on this part of the island. It's a great get-away spot.
This is an excellent place to stay. It is situated literally a stone throwaway away from the amazing crane hotel which has everything you could desire from sushi to home made gelato. The villa was very clean and well equiped. WEopted for the breakfast option and breakfast was prepared for us every morning. I would highly recommend those fantastic place for a fantastic time! We will be back.
I would suggest that you rent a car (although its not necessary) if you want to explore the rest of the island. The Crane Hotel is right next door and theres a few great eating options to chose from right there.
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