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Wonderful west coast home with sea views!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Speightstown, Barbados

The Curates House is perched on a lovely ridge above Speightstown with wonderful sea views.This historical, spacious home is furnished in a traditional style with all modern conveniences .There is a large pool deck overlooking the ocean featuring both dining and lounge gazebos as well as sunloungers and BBQ . The internal dining/kitchen area is designed for entertaining and leads out onto the deck.

gillian field
Member since: 2016
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About gillian field

We first visited Barbados for a month in 2005 - it was "love at first sight " and we cancelled our return tickets , bought a house and stayed . Sounds impulsive - it was ! We have spent 11 fabulous years here - best place to raise a young family .

gillian field purchased this house in 2004

Why gillian field chose Speightstown

We decided that we wanted a proper Barbados experience - a house with history rather than a more touristy gated development .

We chose the Curates House because of its views , proximity to the ocean and our love of the former capital , Speightstown . Theres also a very friendly cricket club next door .

We have 3 fantastic beaches 3 mins drive from our house and i have swum their pretty much every day for 11 years - no better start to the day .

Visitors are very complimentary about the house which has a friendly ,happy feel .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Speightstown in Saint Peter

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms with limestone floors , shower/tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ground floor master ensuite with king size mahogany sleigh bed Ground floor Bed 2 with king size mahogany bed - ground floor with family bathroom adjoining . Stairs to bed 3 - twin beds bed 4 - Queen bed Bathroom adjoining
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Wonderful west coast home with sea views!!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at Easter, 4 Adults and 4 Children. The house is lovely and huge! Plenty of room for us all to spread out, the pool and terrace area are also very large with beautiful views over the west coast. Gillian the owner was on hand to answer any questions and emailed when we arrived to make sure we had settled in Ok. The property sits about a 10 minute walk from Speightstown centre, we would walk down the hill every day with the children and go to the beach or get on the bus to one of the other beaches along the west coast. At the bottom of the hill is the bus stop, I don't think we ever waited more than a couple of minutes for a bus, and they are a must!! buses from here go all the way down to Bridgetown and Oistins for 2 dollars! Alleynes bay and Mullins beach are a must! Just tell the driver where you want to get off and they'll stop for you. Back to the house, it is fully equipped with everything you need for a home from home, even has Netflix which the kids were happy about! Very beautiful old property, beautiful views, we tried to book again for next year but it had already been booked! I'm not surprised as it's a great property and we'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect base for Barbados holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Curates House provided the perfect base for a great holiday for our 2 families of 4. Gillian was great to deal with and her recommendations were top notched. We love sitting outside on the oversized dining table every morning for breakfast and discussing what adventure we were embarking that day. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fabulous, spacious property in a great location, but sadly in need of some serious updating.

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this property, lovely terrace, however, requires a serious amount of cash injection to raise the standard one would expect for the rental fee. Poolside area, including soft furnishings, (most cushions need replacing), needs most attention, also a coat of paint around the pool.

Although the general standard of cleanliness in the property was acceptable, and the kitchen is certainly well equipped, a good ‘spring clean’ is required, in particular all the kitchen cupboards. These cupboards and drawers, are full of junk, which needs clearing out. Some of the bed linen, although well laundered, is marked, and needs replacing.

The shower heads in the two downstairs bathrooms are extremely ‘scaled up’ and really should be replaced.

We were made aware that the property is on the market, as we were subjected to a ‘viewing’ on the day we were leaving!

In short, we would respectfully suggest that the owners take a serious look at re-investing some of the rental income in upgrading what is basically a beautiful property.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I am glad you enjoyed your stay but am very disappointed to hear that the Curates House did not meet your expectations. We have had many superb reviews from dozens of happy guests. We invest time and money into Curates House because the Barbados climate is very harsh on things like soft furnishings and paintwork. All outdoor soft furnishings are replaced annually and the next time is May. Guests do leave them outside and there is nothing we can do to stop them fading. Likewise the shower heads are also replaced because the water is pure and hard and this generates limescale. I will speak to the house keeper about the kitchen cupboards and bed linen. This is puzzling because my husband took out 12 new sets of linen in January! The property is not on the market but once something is on the internet it is very hard to remove it. I am not sure about the viewing you mentioned - any maintenance that is required is always done on changeover day after checkout (11 am). We take all our reviews seriously and welcome constructive criticism and visit the property at least 6 times per year to ensure standards are maintained. We feel Curates House represents excellent value for money. Hence we have a very high occupancy rate.
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A beguiling house in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a substantial historic house located on a ridge overlooking Speightstown and the Caribbean sea. It would be hard to imagine a more idyllic location - peaceful, nestled in the tree canopy, with stunning views. The house has real character, with late colonial influences including beautiful dark hardwood floors and window shutters. The interior fittings and furniture also reflect the period of the property and are stylish, attractive and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and is light and spacious with a large dining table and a raised breakfast bar. The ground-floor master bedroom, with its excellent en suite, maintains the high quality of the rest of the interior, with the exotic addition of a morning wake-up call as monkeys play on the roof of the building just after dawn. The outside spaces are of the same high quality. We divided our time between the excellent pool which enjoys direct sun for most of the day and is long enough for a serious swim; the patio which, again, is spacious and sunny; and the seating and dining gazebos which provide welcome relief from the fierce sun while enjoying a clear view of Speightstown and the Caribbean sea. In fact, much as we enjoyed the interior of the house, we spent most of our waking hours in the outdoor spaces, preparing meals on the large gas bar b q, feeding the birds, watching the dancing dragonflies, and listening to the howls of the monkeys. This really is a slice of paradise. If you feel the need to leave this property, you can walk down the hill to the beach bars and restaurants in just 15 minutes.

This is a fabulous property which we can highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect secluded hideaway, surrounded by stunning nature!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four and stayed for two weeks- the second week joined also by a family friend. The property was more than amply sized for the 3 adults and 2 (very active) children, and amazingly stocked with all we needed, and much more (we used the great BBQ most evenings). The views were stunning, and the sunsets from the decking were absolutely amazing each evening.

We loved the bats each evening as they came out; they flew so close if you stood in the right place, that you could hear and feel their wing beats! My daughter was amazed!

Monkeys played within sight and cane toads frequently crossed the patio area once the sun went down. House geckos and lizards were by the dozen, and we even had a few barbados leaf toed - thought to be extinct there until 3 years ago!

You feel like you have escaped to your own private tree house, indeed many of our friends born and raised on the island were oblivious to the existence of the property. This is something of a rarity on an island so small and well traversed.

Gillian, the owner, is lovely and completely accessible for any query- I am no good with technology and could not work Netflix- all resolved within a couple of hours. Unfortunately one of the air con units was on the blink and stopped the day after we arrived, we expected an uncomfortable night, but that afternoon it was serviced and repaired with a new circuit board, all with minimal fuss and intrusion to the holiday- an absolutely top class response and better than many previously from other rentals.

Cannot fault any response from Gillian over the course of the holiday, or the property itself, it's a great place to go, already planning the return!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Value - Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight loved the house and it is as beautiful as the pictures close to fantastic beaches but still private with no other spots close by. We would highly recommend it

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
grantley adams
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
little bristol
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
apes hill
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Curates House is wonderfully located on a ridge above Speightstown with ocean views and amazing sunsets .

This home has the feel of a truely historic Barbados residence and is located next to St Peters Vicarage .

Curates house is 3 mins drive to 3 fantastic beaches and Port St Charles yacht club . Local shopping is also 3 mins drive and more extensive shopping is available 10 mins away in Holetown .

All attractions are no more than 30 mins drive


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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.