Garrison holiday villa rental with private pool, beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace

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  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Rafeen is a 180 year old listed property situated opposite the Savannah race course in the historic Garrison area of Barbados. The house is full of charm and character with the original large, terracotta tiled veranda complete with a bar over looking the race course which makes for relaxed viewing of the regular race days as well as horses exercising daily.

The furnishings are mostly antique mahogany and the reception rooms are spectacular. The extensive gardens include a secluded pool with a pool house, and many and varied fruit trees.

The house is perfect for a family or a group of friends. There are many areas to sit and take in the tranquil gardens. Cocktails are perfect at the veranda bar or on the front patio in the shade of the huge and ancient trees where you can watch the horses, monkeys, humming birds or fire flies, depending on the time of day. The back garden offers the pool. You can take some sun on the pool deck or relax in the shade of the gazebo.

You may chose to eat in any of these places or simply eat in the kitchen or on the kitchen terrace. More formal dining is on offer in the rather grand dining room at the antique mahogany table. The sitting room next to it offers a huge comfortable sofa where you can relax and take in a movie after a hard day at the beach.

The bedrooms are large and air conditioned, and the master bedroom has direct access to the back garden and pool.

The kitchen is well equipped and opens onto a lovely back terrace over looking the pool.

The wonderful south coast beaches are moments away and all the amenities of Bridgetown just a kilometer down the road. This is a very convenient location for exploring the whole island.

History: Rafeen is a very old and historic house. The building was actually part of the military Garrison which together with our neighbours; Geneva a single storey building at the time and Letchworth House were built as the Ordnance Hospital and later used as the soldiers library. Rafeen was built on a parcel of land comprising 13,744 sq feet with frontage onto the Garrison road. The original Ordnance Hospital was sold by the War Dept.in 1905 when the Imperial forces departed from Barbados, and the house came into private ownership in 1921 from the government of Barbados. The Cottage at the end of the garden is built on a plot of land acquired later. Rafeen is listed by the Barbados National Trust as a building of historic interest. Several artefacts from military times were found when Rafeen was renovated about 40 years ago and these are preserved in the frame in the dining room.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

You will be met at the house by our lovely property manager, Catherine. She will give you the keys and introduce you to the house and make sure you are comfortable. We will supply a few basic to get you started and Catherine will direct you to local shops for bread, milk, eggs etc. and the near by supermarket if you want it. Towels and bed linen are supplied and our wonderful house keeper, Cynthia will visit twice a week to make sure you have everything you need and clean the house for you. Gardeners and the pool guy both visit once a week and keep the garden and pool looking lovely and leaf free. There is plenty of local information at the house and we are happy to chat to you before hand if you want suggestions.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 11:00
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Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £500.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Emma B.
Calendar updated:
22 Oct 2021

Years listed:
13

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Sep 2017. Located in Saint Michael Parish, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £1523.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Oct 2021.

Reviews

4.5
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JULIE D
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Disappointing
May 2021

So having visited Barbados numbers of times over the last 10 years and rented many villas we had high hopes for this lovely house. Yes it is a nice house, with nice old furniture but that is where ni… More 

Reviewed 8 Jun 2021

HOLLYOAKSHOLLYOAKS
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Lovely place to stay in Barbados!
Nov 2019

Four of us went to stay in this lovely house next to the Racecourse in Garrison, Barbados. We needed to rest and chat, and this was the perfect spot to do so.We spent most of our time by the pool! Sip… More 

Reviewed 17 Sep 2020

adjoaa63

A Fabulous Time At The Garrison!!
Nov 2019

Incredibly beautiful setting for a spacious comfortable colonial heritage bungalow in a remarkable setting, close by the serene Bridgetown race track; a race track Barbados style - open immaculate tre… More 

Reviewed 26 Jan 2020

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Paradise.
Aug 2018

Rafeen was a little piece of paradise on earth ... a beautiful setting, a clean, well equipped villa and wonderful people to look after you. We could not find any faults ... loved watching the horses … More 

Reviewed 4 Sep 2018

Gonzalez O
Hyeres, France

Idéalement placé
Mar 2018

Nous avons passé de belles vacances en partie grâce à cette maison chargée d histoire de ce magnifique pays. Nous avons eu la chance d assister à la racing gold cup q… More 

Reviewed 12 Mar 2018

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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