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Villa Crystal Springs, an enchanting seaside villa, is a testament to the island’s historic grandeur. Its elegant façade, stylish décor and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea create a theatrical ambiance, yet the impressive villa innately feels like a welcoming, comfortable home.
Set on 1.7 acres on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the estate features stunning tropical foliage, vibrant flora and mature trees. A natural gully runs through the property, and a secluded white sandy cove sits just below the main house, lapped by calm azure waters. The 12,000 sq ft residence comprises six exquisite buildings connected by coral stone terraces and pathways; each offers delightful space for relaxing and entertaining. With 10 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, Villa Crystal Springs is the ideal villa for large groups, families and corporate gatherings.
Built in the 1940’s, Villa Crystal Springs was meticulously redesigned in the 1960’s by famed Oliver Messel, who after establishing a successful career in stage and film design, turned his hand to architecture with considerable renown both in Barbados and the nearby island of Mustique. His theatrical style, characterized by grand archways, pillars and elegant finishes, emphasized outdoor living space, taking full advantage of the beautiful tropical settings that surrounded the homes. Villa Crystal Springs is no exception; a true Messel masterpiece, it has an indelible spirit and charm that sets it apart as one of the most captivating residences on the island.
After purchasing the home in 2013, the present owners have lovingly restored Villa Crystal Springs to her original splendour, revitalizing her spirit as Messel first envisioned it, and paying homage to the villa’s architectural significance as one of his most stunning creations. The team involved in the restoration was primarily Barbadian; local experts, artisans and craftsmen ensured the home’s historic integrity was maintained, and the few new additions blend effortlessly with the original structures. Most of the original furnishings have been refurbished, now artfully combined with specially commissioned local artwork to create a sophisticated take on Caribbean style.
The 10 en suite bedrooms at Villa Crystal Springs sleep up to 20 people comfortably. There are two sets of communicating suites and the Tea House features both a king and two twin Murphy beds, ideal for young families. All suites are luxuriously appointed with pristine 100% white cotton linens, elegant furnishings and local artwork. The rooms are light and airy, with enchanting views to the sea, gully and gardens through large windows framed by billowing floor to ceiling curtains. Built-in cupboards provide ample closet space. The rooms are fitted with Jambox speakers by Jawbone and most feature flat screen televisions. Every bedroom has both ceiling fans and air-conditioning. The en suite bathrooms are finished with imported Italian marble and feature pampering touches such as seersucker robes, Acqua Di Parma toiletries and blow dryers. Four bathrooms feature open-air showers and most have incredible views of the gully or Caribbean Sea.
The Annex, located adjacent to the main house, suspends over the secluded white sandy cove and gully. Its oceanfront terrace features an intimate bar area. A private stairway leads down to the beach, and at high tide, the water laps the bottom steps, allowing you to literally step right into the Caribbean Sea. The cove is a delightful spot to sunbathe and enjoy water sports, including stand-up paddle boarding, Sunfish sailing and snorkeling. Villa Crystal Springs is one of the few private homes with a cordoned-off swimming area, making it safe to enjoy the beautiful waters. The home also has an 18’ speedboat equipped for waterskiing and other aquatic excursions; the boat master can also arrange diving lessons and equipment rentals. Should you desire a good stretch or deep meditation, just below the Annex is an ideal terrace for yoga, looking out to sea with the verdant gully as the backdrop.
The heated infinity swimming pool, finished in a stunning blue Bisazza mosaic tile imported from Italy, is lined with inviting chaise loungers. The mosaic tiles reflect the sparkling sunlight, and the infinity edge offers a window to the sea, where catamarans gracefully sail by. Relax in the shade with a favourite cocktail in hand, or accept the water’s invitation to take a dip beneath the midday sun.
On the rare rainy afternoon or chosen evening in, enjoy films on the big screen in the newly furbished state of the art home theatre. Decorated with an array of memorable film posters, it provides the ideal setting for watching both new and old classics, complete with state of the art surround sound and leather reclining chairs. The property also has an ultramodern fitness centre outfitted with Technogym equipment, for those who wish to keep up their workout routines.
The staff at Villa Crystal Springs has been with the estate for years; the butlers, cook (with assistant), boatmaster, housekeepers and laundresses will ensure your stay surpasses every expectation, providing attentive, yet unobtrusive service. Guests can also visit the butler’s pantry, offering easy access to that essential morning cup of coffee, snacks and other necessities. There are also guards on hand to ensure security from dusk to dawn. The property manager is on call to address any questions, concerns or needs.
Villa Crystal Springs sits comfortably within the heart of the island’s prestigious west coast, within easy reach of Speightstown, an historic town to the north filled with cafes, shops and restaurants, and Holetown, the island’s epicenter for world-class shopping, dining and nightlife. World-renowned golf, polo and marina facilities are also nearby, satisfying sportier travellers.
Villa Crystal Spring’s property manager can assist with concierge services inclusive of reservations, planning excursions and any other arrangements necessary, ensuring your stay is an unforgettable experience from start to finish.
1.7 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the Caribbean Sea
Six buildings located throughout the property, including the Main House, Annex, Pool Cottage, Tea House, Pavilion and Home Theatre
Three al fresco dining areas, including a cliff-top gazebo and oceanfront terrace
Private beach access to secluded swimming cove with cordoned-off swimming area
Natural gully opens on to an oceanfront terrace perfect for meditation and yoga
State of the art home theatre with leather reclined seating for 12 and 150+ film library and AppleTV to stream on the big screen
Private fitness centre features ultramodern equipment by Technogym
Ideally located on the west coast, equidistant to Holetown and Speightstown
Air-conditioning in all bedrooms, home theatre and fitness centre
Sonos speakers in all public living areas
Ceiling fans throughout
Flat screen televisions with cable & AppleTV
Wine cooler in kitchen and bar area
An on-site generator can power the entire property in the event of power loss
No Smoking within the buildings
Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
High end 100% white cotton linens including seersucker bathrobes and slippers
Jambox by Jawbone Bluetooth speakers
Flat screen televisions with cable & Apple TV in most bedrooms
Mini bar and electric kettle
Wake-up calls and turn-down service provided
Italian marble finishes
Acqua Di Parma spa size shampoo, conditioner, shower gel & body lotion
Kit of personal amenities such as cotton balls, Qtips and shower cap provided
Eco-friendly option to reuse towels and linens or have scheduled change service (option to have towels changed daily)
Electronic gated entrance with intercom
Security guard(s) on duty from 6pm to 7am
18ft speedboat equipped for waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing and snorkeling
Two stand-up paddleboards and Sunfish sailboat available
Royal Westmoreland, Apes Hill Club and Sandy Lane Golf Courses nearby
Tennis Courts nearby
Polo Fields nearby
Property Manager - Manages all details of the villa, inclusive of full concierge services
2 Butlers - Attentive yet unobtrusive service to maintain a relaxed atmosphere
Chef - Delightful local and international dishes made according to your preferences
Cook - Delightful local and international dishes made according to your preferences
Assistant Cook - Delightful local and international dishes made according to your preferences
4 Housekeepers - Attentive yet unobtrusive service to maintain a relaxed atmosphere
2 Laundresses - Industrial laundry facilities on site; dry cleaning by special request
Boatman - Private excursions on 18ft. speed boat (petrol at additional fee)
2 Security Guards - Security guards present from 6pm - 7am
Rooms: Main House:
Master Bedroom - King - Views to the sea, dressing room, kitchenette with Nespresso machine
Master Bathroom - En suite, Double Vanity, Bidet, Double Shower Only - Open-air shower with large windows to the sea and gardens
Bedroom 2 - King - View to sea; king bed can be unzipped into two twin beds
Bathroom 2 - En suite, Shower only, Single Vanity - All marble and mosaic tiling imported from Italy
Bedroom 3 - King - The King bed can be unzipped into two twin beds
Bathroom 3 - En suite, Shower only, Single Vanity - All marble and mosaic tiling imported from Italy Annex:
Bedroom 4 - King - Views to sea & gully; king bed can be unzipped into two twin beds
Bathroom 4 - En suite, Shower only, Single Vanity - All marble and mosaic tiling imported from Italy
Bedroom 5 - King - Views to sea & gully
Bathroom 5 - En suite, Shower only, Single Vanity - All marble and mosaic tiling imported from Italy Pool House:
Bedroom 6 - King - Views across infinity pool to the sea; dressing room; communicating with bedroom 7
Bathroom 6 - En suite, Shower only, Double Vanity - Open-air shower overlooking a private gully
Bedroom 7 - King - Views across infinity pool to the sea; dressing room; king can be unzipped into 2 twin mattresses; communicating with Bedroom 6
Bathroom 7 - En suite, Shower only, Double Vanity -Open-air shower overlooking a private gully Tea House:
Bedroom 8 - King - Views to garden & gully; itchenette with Nespresso machine; dressing room; two twin-sized Murphy beds in sitting room (ideal for young families)
Bathroom 8 - Tub, En suite, Single Vanity, Double Shower - Stunning marble open-air double shower and standalone tub Pavilion:
Bedroom 9 - King - The King bed can be unzipped into two twin beds; communicating with Bedroom 10
Bathroom 9 - En suite, Shower only, Single Vanity - All marble and mosaic tiling imported from Italy
Bedroom 10 - King - The King bed can be unzipped into two twin beds; communicating with Bedroom 9
Bathroom 10 - En suite, Shower only, Single Vanity - All marble and mosaic tiling imported from Italy
Secluded cove beach with protected swimming area
18 ft. speedboat and onsite watersports
Three al fresco dining areas, including cliff top gazebo
State of the art home theatre
Fitness Centre outfitted with Technogym equipment
Five-star service delivered by long-term Villa Crystal Springs staff
Good to Know:
1940’s villa redesigned in the 1960’s by famed theatrical designer Oliver Messel; completely restored in 2014
Most king mattresses can be unzipped into two separate twin beds
Boat petrol, food and alcohol at additional cost
Smoking is not permitted indoors
Children under 12 are not permitted to reside in the two pool cottage bedrooms
Safety fence can be installed around swimming pool on request
Nightly Rates listed are for accommodations only and do not include Food & Beverage, unless expressly stated.
Security Deposit - US$ 10,000
Rental Rates are nightly and are subject to 7.5% VAT
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30kms to Airport
2kms to Royal Westmoreland
Private Swimming Pool
High Speed Internet
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
Horse Back Riding
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"A fabulous Villa with great character with probably the best location on the island. The private beach is totally private it is very difficult for outsiders to get to it from the public beaches.Staff very friendly and efficient and a fabulous chef/cook. Eight of us stayed there and each couple had their own space. Well worth the money as when split between 4-5 couples works out better value for money than staying in a five star hotel." Anonymous - April, 2013
"This villa is in an absolutely perfect location - great grounds, private beach, near Holetown, restaurants and pubs. Service and staff were great and the food and attention to detail was fabulous. Boat and captain were great and one of highlights of our trip. My wife has Celiac disease and another woman could not eat dairy or eggs and they accommodated all of this perfectly. I had my 60th bday party there and the staff did a fabulous job. So, what is the "but?"??? The villa is need of renovation. We were not looking for a shiny marble type of villa but all the rooms need a faceliftIncluding the pool, fitness center and cinema. The outside grounds and common areas are very nice. We understand that the villa was just sold to a new owner. Maybe he or she has plans for this gorgeous piece of property." Anonymous - August, 2013
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