The Bon Vivant Villa

barbados, caribbean
9 bedroom - 9.5 bath
(1 review)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
9 king

Perks for the Parents

This chic coral stone villa with a pool on the Sandy Lane Estate has 9 bedrooms and is centered around a 50ft pool with acres of lush tropical gardens beyond it. Sandy Lane private beach with private staff, cabanas and a bar is 5 minutes’ walk away, and at the discretion of The Sandy Lane Hotel, the guests can use the spa or kids club depending on hotel occupancy, and reduced rate tennis courts and golf is available. The villa is fully staffed with a house manager, butler and chefs, all included in the rate along with housekeeping and daily laundry. Additional services include babysitting, beauty treatments and a driver. All the bedrooms have kingsized beds, white bathrobes and monogrammed towels.

Why Kids Love it

There is a fantastic pool, plus tropical gardens to play in. Cribs, high chairs and kids equipment are available for a small fee and there is a kids playhouse on site. Fishing trips, craft sessions and cooking lessons for kids can be arranged for a small fee. The Sandy Lane private beach is a short stroll, around 5 minutes, away. There is a kids club at Sandy Lane Hotel, which guests may use by arrangement if the hotel is not full.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 1 week. Pricing is dependent on the number of rooms booked. Please contact the host for fully accurate pricing information. Smaller parties can book the villa for a reduced rate, for a minimum of 5 bedrooms. From November 1-April 30, rates start at $2971 per night for 5 bedrooms and range up to $3908 per night for 9 bedrooms. From May 1- October 31, rates start at $2189 per night for 5 bedrooms, and run to $2501 per night for 9 bedrooms. There is air conditioning in all of the bedrooms and a housekeeping is included in all stays. The pool is unheated. Food costs are extra, approximately $25 for kids and $50 for adults per day, based on 3 main meals and a snack each day. High speed WiFi throughout; phone with free local and overseas calls included. Note that the central living space is largely open to the pool terrace, and some balconies are not suitable for unsupervised small children so care should be taken. Sandy Lane Hotel facilities are not available at Christmas.

About the Location

The villa is 5 minutes’ walk from Sandy Lane private beach in St James, on the west coast of Barbados. It is 30 minutes’ drive from Barbados’ international airport and 10 minutes north of Bridgetown. Car hire is not essential; you can walk to the beach and book a driver for day trips. The house manager can help arrange arrange transport as necessary.

Accommodation Details

This 9-bedroomed house is surrounded by tropical gardens and has a 50ft pool; of these bedrooms, 7 are in the main house and 2 are in a building set beyond the pool. Four of the bedrooms in the main house are on the ground floor with 3 on the floor above it. Every bedroom has a kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom. Some bathrooms have semi-outdoor showers. There are multiple lounges inside the villa and secluded seating areas in the garden, which also has a brick pizza oven, table tennis table, shuffleboard, volleyball and basketball courts. There is a games room with championship sized billiards table and indoor air-conditioned racquetball court, and a gym with weights, treadmill, exercise bike and more.

Style Notes

Beach house meets modern luxury. Colonial-style bleached white boards, ceiling fans and ultra comfortable beds strewn with mosquito netting are typical of the style. Hammocks swing in the breeze on semi-covered porches. The 50ft pool is surrounded by tropical gardens, sun umbrellas and loungers and is illuminated at night. We love the bespoke artwork, the multiple spaces to play and the quirky semi-outdoor bathrooms.

Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
  • Kid & Coe
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  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner
Beth M.
Member since February 26, 2014
My husband and I own Bon Vivant Villa and have been going there for years. As you can see it is a quite simply a lovely place to be and we would be delighted to have you come stay in our home. It is soothing, sensational, and a loving environment to be with family and friends. We are gourmands and deeply care about food and wine. Our chefs have been trained in some of the top restaurants in NYC, London and Paris. We live in Washington, DC but frequent Barbados often. You are most welcome to come to our villa and see, feel and taste why it is called Bon Vivant.

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1 review

Ali H.
Visited in February 2022
This was quite literally the best holiday we’ve ever had! Every single thing about it was fabulous! The villa was amazing, it surpassed all of our expectations! It was just wonderful, the location, the beach access, the pool, all the rooms - it was all fantastic. And what took it to the next level was the amazing staff! Esma and her team were all so welcoming and were there with everything we needed and we all fell in love with Hals cocktails and Maureen’s cooking! We were truly spoilt! Now that we’re all back in the rainy UK it almost feels like a dream that we were actually there! We will all definitely never forget Bon Vivant and Thank you to you and your team at Kid & Coe for helping us find it!