This opulent Barbados beachfront villa is set within two acres of lush, tropical gardens, provides a magical setting ideal for families or groups looking for a more personalized holiday alternative to the larger hotels on the island. The timeless essence of Leamington's sophisticated yet unpretentious elegance is reminiscent of its past when famed movie stars Greta Garbo and Claudette Colbert dined under the Caribbean stars, and glamour juxtaposed effortlessly with relaxed island-style living.
The main salon, located at the center of the villa, opens onto a large covered terrace with casual dining and living areas, suitable for entertaining large groups and parties, yet cozy enough for a more intimate tête-à-tête. Dark wicker furniture, overstuffed white pillows, and billowing curtains create a breezy atmosphere ideal for outdoor living, one of the most enticing features of a Caribbean holiday villa. There is also a separate formal dining room, decorated in the Rococo style, featuring classical statues in corner niches framed by shells and coral, surrounding a stunning marble dining table with an antiqued mirrored top.
Beyond the main terrace is the villa's classically shaped swimming pool, where crystal waters entice guests for early morning laps, midday dips to escape from the heat of the sun and evening soaks beneath the stars. Emerald green lawns flank the pool where chaise lounges await sunbathers, as well as two enchanting gazebos designed by famed local architect, Larry Warren. Painted in the trademark 'Messel Green', the gazebos are topped by two lifelike casts lead Barbadian Green Monkeys and feature Messel-inspired copper chandeliers, both created by Barbadian craftsman James Barrow. As one guest so aptly stated, Leamington is 'the perfect setting to do nothing; read, talk about things you never get 'round to, watch the sunset – and simply, chill.'
The garden culminates with over 200 ft. of frontage to the Caribbean Sea, where immaculate white sands entice you to sink your toes in, and crystal blue waters hold treasures of a vibrant coral reef just a short swim from shore. Snorkelers can view stunning corals and tropical fish while cavorting with visiting turtles, a delight to all who visit Leamington. For those who prefer land-based activities, there is a beautiful lawn tennis court and a small fitness room on-premises, and golf enthusiasts can play the Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland, and Apes Hill courses, all within 20 minutes' drive.
Leamington's main house features four air-conditioned bedrooms with charming décor, fine-quality linens, and hand-painted furnishings, enhanced by warm lighting, unique artwork and ample yet cozy space for private relaxation. Each features a spacious, en suite marble bathroom, exquisitely decorated with crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling curtains, and luxurious linens. Two of the guest rooms are located in one wing off the main salon, while a third guest bedroom and the luxurious master suite, featuring a stunning canopied bed, are located in another more recently built wing designed by Larry Warren. The master bedroom opens onto a trellised sitting area with comfortable seating, a flat-screen television and flowering vines, not to mention stunning views of the manicured gardens and swimming pool.
While the serene setting and luxurious pampering of the Leamington estate can make one feel miles away from the island's pulsing lifestyle, its location near both historic Speightstown and vibrant Holetown offers easy access to shopping, fine dining, charming beachfront cafes, and vibrant nightlife. Full concierge services are available to assist with reservations and other arrangements.
* Terms and Conditions Apply
- Watersports by request
- Fitness room
- Tennis court
- Cable TV
- DVD player
- iPod dock
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- Ceiling fans
- Wine cooler
- Security safe
- Hair dryer
- Beach shower
- Gourmet kitchen
- 2 Housekeepers
- Cook/Housekeeper - prepares three meals per day
- Guard (12 hours)
- Bedroom 1
- First floor Master bedroom with a king-size bed, A/C and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and walk-in closet
- Bedroom 2
- First floor bedroom with king-size bed (convertible to 2 twin beds), A/C and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, vanity and walk-in closet
- Bedrooms 3 & 4
- First floor bedrooms with two single beds (can be made up as a king-size bed), A/C and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and walk-in closet
- Bedroom 5 - Cottage
- Ground floor bedroom with two single beds (can be made up as a king-size bed), A/C and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, vanity and walk-in closet