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Coral Cliff House, Barbados

 Coral Cliff House | Sleeps 6 | from £895.00 per week 

Situated on a ridge, Coral Cliff House is north of Speightstown on the west coast of Barbados and about a quarter of a mile from the sea. From the elevated position and calm of the lush tropical garden you can enjoy the spectacular sight of the sun slipping under the Caribbean Sea.

The house was built as a family home in the 1960s to a specific design so that all the rooms take full advantage of the cooling Trade Winds. The house has been updated over the years but still retains its retro-rustic charm. There are several outdoor living spaces, a swimming pool with paved surrounds, and the house is set in a one-acre garden providing privacy and tranquillity without being isolated.

The living and dining room open with sliding doors on two sides to the attractive alfresco area and patio which lead to the pool and gardens.

 

The kitchen is simple but spacious, airy and fully equipped with a double electric oven and hob, large fridge/freezer, kettle, slow cooker, toaster and microwave oven. Ample crockery and cutlery is provided to cater for 12 people. There is a gas BBQ outside and a separate laundry with automatic washing machine, iron and ironing board for the guests' use.

The private swimming pool is close to the house with sun loungers and garden chairs surrounded by one acre of lawns, flower beds and shady tropical trees.

The house does not have air-conditioning but is situated high on the cliff and benefits from constant, cooling Trade Winds throughout the year. The variable speed ceiling fans provide more air circulation should guests require it.


Onita, our long serving and characterful house keeper, comes in the mornings from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Onita will look after washing up, bed making and laundering of bed linen and towels, and cleaning the house. Also she is a great help with local traditions, and local information.

Pro's

  • Stunning sea and sunset views

  • Beautiful outdoor dining and sitting areas

  • Large private tropical garden

  • Onita, the house maid

  • Great location, secluded but close to facilities

  • House is all on one level

  • Welcome meeting by the property manager

Con's​

  • Quite secluded, you will need to hire a car 

  • No TV, but can be hired as an extra

  • No air-conditioning (but cooling trade winds)

1 master en-suite (king)

1 double bed en-suite (king)

1 double bed en-suite (queen) can be twin beds

Ceiling fans throughout

Bed Linen

Bath & Hand Towels

Hairdryer

Clothes Hangers

Wi-Fi

2 Safes (digital)

Sea Views

Pool

Sunbeds

Umbrellas

Pool towels

Garden

Alfresco Dining

BBQ (gas)

Private drive with Parking

Double electric oven

Electric hob

Large Fridge Freezer

Toaster

Kettle

Microwave

Slow cooker

Washing Machine

Iron & board

Television & DVD player available on request

Daily maid service every morning, Monday to Fridays (excl. Public Holidays)

Gardener: 1 day a week

Pool cleaning & maintenance 2 days a week

Check-in : Flexible Check-out : Flexible

Approximate driving times

Speightstown : 10 minutes

Beaches : 5 minutes

Restaurants : 10 minutes

Mini-market : 10 minutes

Airport : 1hr 30 minutes

Car hire is highly recommended

Prices 2019 to 2020

Low season 2019

September 15th 2019 to December 14th 2019

£980.00 per week

High season 2019 to 2020

December 15th 2019 to April 19th 2020

£1,420.00 per week

Nearby

Speightstown, 2 miles to the south, provides a full range of shopping facilities, restaurants, banks, post office and an internet café.

 

Holetown, 4 miles to the south, provides excellent designer and duty free shopping facilities.

Bridgetown, the capital, is 12 miles to the south.

 

Beaches

5 minutes drive to the nearest beach, but many beaches have easy access on all sides of the island.

Sporting attractions

International Golf Courses

Sandy Lane

Royal Westmorland

Apes Hill

Game Fishing

Tennis

Squash & Gym facilities

Cricket

Polo for spectators

Snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, swimming

Windsurfing and sailing (Several regattas & windsurfing competitions are held throughout the year)

Nightlife

A choice of nightlife ranges from restaurants, staged dinner and cabaret shows based on the island’s history and traditions through the sophisticated bars and night-clubs along the west coast to the lively all-night bars and food stalls of Baxters Road, Bridgetown or the St Lawrence Gap. Whether you prefer rock or reggae, you will find a club or bar to suit your tastes.

Natural History

Those interested in natural history and gardening will appreciate the rare and exotic plants such as orchids, heliconias and ginger lilies of Andromeda Gardens, Welchman Gully and the Flower Forest. The Barbados National Trust offers are a variety of ways to discover the island’s treasures. Its Heritage Passport series offers visitors entrance to many sites and properties of interest for one fee whilst an Open House Programme offers an insight into some of the many beautiful and historic private homes on the island between January and April.

History

The island was discovered by the Portuguese in 1536, and became a British colony in 1627 (until 1966). Barbados is now an independent state, yet still a member of the British Commonwealth. Sugar Plantations were previously the Island's main source of income. With names such as Bath, Hastings, Worthing, Christchurch and even Scotland dotting the island, Barbados has rightly been called ’Little England’, with afternoon tea served at many hotels. Interestingly you will find some strong ‘Celtic links’ also. Scots and Irish families were indentured to work the land when labour was short so it’s not unusual to hear Celtic names, phrases and see locals with green / blue eyes. To this day Scots are referred to as ‘red legs’ – a legacy of the kilt. The island can justifiably claim to have something for everyone whether you favour sports, cuisine, heritage, culture, shopping, partying or just lying on the beach.

Culture

Barbadians themselves are proud of their heritage and the annual calendar of events contains a wealth of colourful festivals celebrating the island`s culture and traditions. The island’s biggest festival, Crop Over, marks the end of the sugar-cane harvest, and is an explosion of calypso, costumed bands, street fairs and dancing from mid-July to early-August, culminating in the grand finale of Kadooment Day. Other festivals include a Jazz Festival in January, The Holders Season in March, the Oistens fish festival in April and a Gospel Festival in May.

Climate

The period from December to June boasts the Dry season, although the remaining months are mainly only punctuated by some brief rain showers. The subtropical climate is given a welcome respite by sea breezes, and Barbados is sunnier and drier than many of it's neighbouring islands.