Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Pear Tree House is a highly unusual modern villa on the West Coast of Barbados. It was designed by the Italian architect Francesco Draisci and built 4 years ago for an English couple moving to the Caribbean.
It utilises the natural ventilation of the prevailing winds to provide a cool and light interior that does not rely on air conditioning.
It is extremely spacious with one huge open plan area on the ground floor zoned into a daytime kitchen/dining/family room and evening living room/media room.
There are two terraces, one large area off the kitchen/diner and one quieter space of the living room great for drinking wine in the evening,reading etc.
The guest suite with double bed and bathroom is also on the ground floor with its own front door allowing guests to have some independence.
Upstairs is a large master suite with walk in wardrobe and en-suite wet room. This bedroom has windows and ventilation on 3 sides giving a feeling of being "in the treetops".
There are a further 3 bedrooms currently configured as two twins and a single bed. These share the family bathroom which has a bath with shower over and three washbasins.
The house is fully furnished with large beds, plenty of seating inside and out, two dining tables. There is a washing machine,dryer,dishwasher etc.
The house is located right in the heart of the West Coast 5 minutes walk from the beach. There are several good restaurants nearby- The Cliff, Daphne's, Scarlets etc. Or you can walk to the Fish Market at Payne's Bay and buy today's catch; there is a farmer's market at Holders Hill about 1/2 mile away every Sunday.
The house offers a really relaxed, simple space for a fantastic family holiday and is easily large enough to fit extended families or two families as the living areas are so big. We also offer a very good value price for parties of 7 or under.
It is the perfect place to base a holiday to explore the island, or just to wind down and wander to the beach to swim in the warm Caribbean sea. The local beaches are have white sand and are very safe for children. You will find plenty of restaurants and watersports if you want or you can wander along the coast to explore the bays further along.
The weather is hot all year round and the summer holidays are becoming increasingly popular, as well as the established Winter season.
We are offering the house for rent at a very reasonable rate as this is the first year of rental and we hope to establish it as a place where people will want to return to.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Payne's Bay 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Taxi 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The St James Parish region
Barbados offers year round sun, beautiful white sand beaches and a relaxed atmosphere.
It has been a sought after Winter sun destination for the rich and famous for many years. It is now becoming a year round holiday spot as the summer offers great weather and is much less crowded than European resorts.
The island has a classic Caribbean feel with Palm trees, beach bars, outside eating, warm seas and friendly people. Barbados is known as one of the safer islands with very low crime and availability of modern services, medicine, banking etc. The population have a reputation for being polite and well educated and the "hassle" factor is not prevalent.
The atmosphere remains relaxed, but there are activities such as Polo, golf, tennis, surfing, kite surfing, paddle boarding etc.
There tend to be a lot of return visitors who come back for their yearly Barbados holiday. There have always been close links to the UK and tourists are welcomed throughout the island.
The house is in Payne's Bay on the West Coast of Barbados.
It is a 5 minute walk from the beach which has very good swimming and soft white sand.
It is on a small local road opposite "The Cliff" restaurant, possibly the best restaurant on the island. Also within walking distance are Daphne's, Scarletts, Mr.Vic's, Cariba. There are always Rum Shops to be found if you like to lime and soak up some local atmosphere.
The local area is very safe and has a good mix of tourists and Bajans. You will find all the facilities you need easily- taxis, car hire, water sports etc- and you also get a good bit of local flavour as it is a relaxed easy going locale.
8 minutes drive away is Holetown with supermarkets, many restaurants, bars and shops. Limegrove centre has a plush new cinema and all the high end shopping.
Also the Payne's Bay fish market is 5 minutes walk for truly fresh fish and there is a farmer's market at Holders Hill on Sunday mornings.
Sandy Lane beach and hotel is 5 minutes drive. Polo at Holders is also very close.
There is golf locally at Sandy Lane or 15 minutes drive to Royal Westmoreland.
Surfing and Kitesurfing is on the South East coast about 30 minutes drive,
We are 40 minutes from the airport.