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Crystal SpringsThe Garden, St James

Minimum stay (nights): 5

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  • 10 beds
  • 10.5 baths
  • Sleeps 14 to 20

An enchanting beachfront villa with breath taking views, perfect for large groups or families looking for an intimate holiday retreat.


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Crystal Springs is an enchanting beachfront villa set on 1.7 acres on Barbados’ West "Platinum" Coast. The 12,000 sq ft residence, with a staff of 14, comprises six beautiful buildings connected by coral stone terraces, pathways and a bridge. There are a multitude of living spaces, three al fresco dining areas and 10 guest rooms, each featuring an en-suite bathroom, luxurious amenities and accommodating layouts, making Crystal Springs an ideal villa for large groups or families looking for an intimate holiday retreat.

After a long day or night’s travel to reach this idyllic destination, the last thing you need to think about is what’s in the fridge. The staff at Crystal Springs will conduct a consultation prior to your arrival and stock your requested necessities for the first few meals and will also stock the bedrooms with teas, bottled water and other items on request.

This will give you a bit of time to settle in and soak up the surroundings, as well as meet with the chefs to discuss the menus they’ll prepare during your stay. Please share with them any allergies, preferences or dislikes, so they can be sure to meet any dietary needs. If there are specific items you require, do let the chefs know and they can make arrangements to stock them for you.

We know you will enjoy the wonderful dishes the Crystal Springs kitchen creates using fresh local and imported ingredients with the aim to highlight local flavours with an international flair.

Created by legendary designer Oliver Messel in the 1960s and completely restored in 2014, Crystal Springs’ elegant façade, stylish décor and breathtaking views provide a magical, theatrical ambiance, yet the impressive villa innately feels like a welcoming home where ultimate relaxation awaits.

The villa's amenities are exquisitely designed to provide an unforgettable experience, including a stunning 50x20ft infinity swimming pool looking onto the Caribbean Sea, a secluded cove beach ideal for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling, an 18' speedboat with a professional boat master, a state-of-the-art cinema and a high-tech fitness centre. In addition, a Sunfish sailboat, paddle boards plus an array of watersport equipment are readily on hand:

Cove Beach: a delightful spot to sunbathe and enjoy water sports. Crystal Springs is one of the few private homes in Barbados with a cordoned-off swimming area, making it safe to enjoy the beautiful azure waters.

Boating & Watersports: includes an 18’ speedboat equipped for waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing and other aquatic excursions; the boat master can also arrange diving lessons and equipment rentals. Two stand up paddleboards, a Sunfish sailboat and snorkel equipment are also available.

Swimming Pool: a heated (84°F / 29°C) 50x20 ft infinity swimming pool, finished in a stunning blue Bisazza mosaic tile imported from Italy. Lined with inviting chaise lounges, it’s an ideal spot to relax in the shade with a cool drink in hand, or accept the water’s invitation to take a dip beneath the midday sun. Fouta towels are located in baskets throughout the property for your use at both the pool and beach.

Crystal Springs features 10 en-suite bedrooms situated in five buildings across the property, providing a unique accommodation offering ideally suited for families and friends and may be rented from 7 bedrooms accommodating 14 guests to 10 bedrooms catering for 20 guests.

Each bedroom is luxuriously appointed with beautiful linens, quality furnishings and artwork; each with an enchanting view of the sea, gully or gardens through large windows framed by billowing floor to ceiling curtains. Most bedrooms feature king-sized mattresses that can be unzipped into two separate twin mattresses should the guest prefer.

The Main House features the master suite and two guest bedrooms.

The Annex, adjacent to the main house, offers two bedrooms with an elegant oceanfront terrace overlooking the Cove Beach. The bedrooms are each finished with hand-painted murals, elegant linens and charming en-suite bathrooms and unobstructed views of both the Caribbean Sea and private gully.

The Pool Cottage, overlooking the infinity edge swimming pool to the Caribbean Sea, offers two connecting guest bedrooms furnished in an elegant Caribbean style.

The Tea House, located in the garden adjacent the Gully, is a two-room cottage ideally appointed for young families, featuring both a king-sized bed and two Murphy beds.

The Pavilion, located in the garden at the eastern edge the property, offers two connecting guest suites.

Enhancing the magic of Crystal Springs' divine setting and amenities, its dedicated staff of 14 provides the consummate service, allowing you to enjoy gourmet dining, five-star concierge planning and personalised yet unobtrusive pampering that ensures your stay is nothing short of exceptional, and one you'll wish to return to again and again.

Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Beachfront
  • Swimming Pool

Location

Reviews

From the moment we arrived you get the feeling of paradise, the welcome from all the fantastic staff, stunning villa, unbelievable views. Lazy days around the pool, ice cold drinks, wander down to the beach, swimming, water skiing this place is amazing. Everyone is so friendly and cannot do enough for you, Everything at Crystal Springs is 5*+

Wow, what can I say about Crystal Springs other than it is absolutely perfect. From the moment we pulled up to the front of the stunning property, to touring the Messel designed interiors, I was totally blown away. The exterior is incredible, with stunning views of the blue sea all along the front which you can enjoy in all three main dining areas. I love the gully full of flowers, perfect for sauntering down to the beach - where you can relax or enjoy water sports, paddle boarding and the speed boat. The infinity pool is the perfect temperature and ideal for a lazy few hours between snorkelling with turtles and exploring the island. Each room is gorgeous, with very comfortable beds and all the top amenities you could need. But perhaps the best thing about this incredible property is the amazing staff who go out of their way to make your stay such a special one. There's a very relaxed, happy atmosphere and you're made to feel at home from the second you arrive. Thank you all for such a special stay full of memories that I'll always treasure.

As soon as you enter Crystal Springs you realise it is a very special place. A beautiful and elegant house in a luscious well-tended tropical garden.

The villa is decorated at the highest standards of taste and elegance and the main room's large open window overlooking the private beach and the turquoise blue sea is the setting of dreams.

At Crystal Springs the days go by nonchalantly. There are so many things to do: swim at the secluded beach, paddle boarding, water skiing or taking the boat to tour the lovely adjoining bays, for a bit of snorkelling. There are several dining areas so you can have lunch/dinner in a different setting every day.

If you are looking for total relaxation just lounge by the infinity pool overlooking the magnificent tropical sea, maybe after having done some yoga with a private teacher.

The staff are outstanding and looked after us incredibly well, discreet yet always present and friendly.

Perfect is an often misused word but in the case of Crystal Springs I cannot thing of a better one: It's perfect!

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7 Bedrooms (Sleeps 14)

Period Per night
15/04/20 to 14/12/20 $8150
11/01/21 to 14/04/21 $11495
20/12/20 to 10/01/21 $N/A
15/04/21 to 14/12/21 * $8150

* Subject to confirmation by the owner

8 Bedrooms (Sleeps 16)

Period Per night
15/04/20 to 14/12/20 $8860
11/01/21 to 14/04/21 $12510
20/12/20 to 10/01/21 $N/A
15/04/21 to 14/12/21 * $8860

* Subject to confirmation by the owner

10 Bedrooms (Sleeps 20)

Period Per night
15/04/20 to 14/12/20 $10070
11/01/21 to 14/04/21 $14230
20/12/20 to 10/01/21 $N/A
15/04/21 to 14/12/21 * $10070

* Subject to confirmation by the owner

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Crystal SpringsThe Garden, St James