Luxury Villas Barbados – 5 Gorgeous Beachfront Villas in Barbados

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Luxury Villas Barbados

 

Whether you are planning a multigenerational Barbados family vacation or a luxurious couples getaway, there is no better way to truly settle in to this gorgeous Caribbean island than by renting a Barbados private villa. There are an overwhelming number of beachfront villas in Barbados to choose from, but naturally, they are not all equal. There is a reason, for example, that many of the most spectacular Barbados luxury villas are located along the west coast of the island. This special stretch of paradise is often referred to as the Platinum Coast and is home to the island’s most gentle beaches, incredible sunsets and top-rated restaurants.

From my own experience trying to find the perfect Barbados villa rental – spending days on end pouring over listings as well as working with a villa agent – I have come up with this short list of incredible Barbados house rentals.

Before going into the list, I would like to offer some quick tips for renting a villa in Barbados.

 

Tips for Renting a Barbados Villa

  1. Book early – the good ones can book more than a year out.
  2. Book for at least a week. The preferred villas almost always have a 7 day minimum.
  3. Read reviews carefully. If you can’t find many reviews for a particular villa, Google the villa name as you may find more reviews for it on a different Barbados vacation rental site.
  4. If an attractive villa does not have any reviews, inquire as to why. A villa we rented recently, for example, did not have reviews because it was brand new.
  5. Be prepared for additional expenses. Barbados has a 7.5% Value Added Tax on vacation rentals.
  6. Be aware of tipping etiquette for villa staff. How much should you tip villa staff on Barbados? While of course it is up to your discretion, here are some rough guidelines: Butlers – $100/week, Maid – $75/week, Cooks – $100/week, Laundresses – $75/week, Security Personnel and Gardeners- $50/week

 

5 Beautiful Barbados Villa Rentals

 

1. The Hemingway House on Mullins Bay (New!)

Bedrooms: 4 (sleeps 8)
Staff: Cook, Housekeeper, Laundress and Night Security Guard
Nightly Rates: From: $2150 USD
Minimum Rental: 7 days
Children: Welcome
Things to Love: Beautifully landscaped gardens, gorgeous private pool, great snorkeling right in front of villa, a gourmet kitchen, outdoor dining gazebo for 8, formal inside dining area for 10, 60″ TV in lounge with a DVD library, and a full security system.
Learn More From VRBO.com.

Note: We were lucky enough to rent The Hemingway in 2018 and it was spectacular!

 

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Villa on the Beach Barbados

 

 

2. The Dream – Ultimate Luxury Villa – St. James Garden

Bedrooms: 5 (sleeps 10)
Staff: Concierge service,  Butler, Chef, House Manager, 2 Housekeepers, and a Laundress
Nightly Rates: From $4000 USD
Minimum Rental: 5 days
Children: Welcome 12 years +
Things to Love: Recently upgraded, gorgeous ocean front location just south of Mullins Bay, 45 foot infinity pool, 5 air-conditioned bedrooms (all with ensuite bathrooms), indoor and outdoor dining area (up to 8 guests), and a full fitness room.
Children: 12 years and up.
Learn More From: VRBO.com.

 

The Dream - Luxury Barbados Villa

The Dream - Luxury Accommodations Barbados

 

 

3. Westhaven – Barbados Beachfront Villa on Gibbs Beach

Bedrooms: 4 (sleeps 8)
Staff: Cook, Housekeeper, Laundress and Gardner
Nightly Rates: From: $2070 USD
Minimum Rental: 5 days
Children: Welcome
Things to Love: Gorgeous beachfront location, private pool, great snorkeling right in front of villa, 4 air-conditioned bedrooms (all with ensuite bathrooms), indoor and outdoor dining area (up to 8 guests), and a full fitness room.
Learn More From: VRBO.com.

 

Westhaven Barbados Luxury Villa

Westhaven Luxury Villa Barbados

 

 

4. La Paloma Fitts Village, Barbados Beachfront Villa

Bedrooms: 3-5 (sleeps 6-10 depending on needs)
Staff: Cook and Housekeeper
Nightly Rates: From: $675 USD
Minimum Rental: 7 days
Children: Welcome
Things to Love: Gorgeous beachfront location, plunge pool, games room (foosball and pool table), 5 air-conditioned bedrooms (all with ensuite bathrooms), renovated throughout with high end finishings,
Learn More From: TripAdvisor

 

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Luxury Villa Barbados

 

 

5. Bonita Bay – Barbados Luxury Villa – St. James  

Bedrooms: 6 (sleeps 12)
Staff: Chef, Butler, Assistant Butler, Housekeeper/Laundress and Assistant Housekeeper.
Nightly Rates: From: $4200 USD
Minimum Rental: 7 days
Children: Welcome
Things to Love: One of the newest west coast villas, gorgeous beachfront location, private salt water pool, cinema, gym, 6 air-conditioned bedrooms (4 with ensuite bathrooms), formal indoor dining for 12, outdoor gazebo dining for 12.
Learn More From: HomeAway

 

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10 More Beautiful Houses for Rent in Barbados

Still haven’t found what you are looking for? Here are 10 more Barbados luxury villas that are among the most popular on the island, These also happen to be some of the top Barbados family villas if you are traveling with kids.

1.Bonavista, Gibbs Beach,  3 Bedroom / Sleeps 6 — Very popular with families and very hard to get into as it’s booked so often.  Right on Gibbs Beach which is a quiet beach but great for swimming with natural shade. Rates from US$1,280 USD per night.  Check availability on VRBO

2. Foster’s House, Carlton Bay,  4 Bedroom / Sleeps 8 – Gorgeous beachfront location and private pool. Has a full fitness room. Rates from $1295 USD/night. Check availability on VRBO.com.

3. Bon Vivant, Sandy Lane, 9 bedrooms but also has 5 to 7 bedroom rates. This property has a beach house feel (not excessively fancy) but has so much for children to do at the villa and is only a 5 min walk to Sandy Lane Beach.  5 bedroom rates from US$2,390 USD per night. Check availability on Homeaway.com.

4. Emerald Beach 6, Gibbs Beach – One of 6 villas set around a lovely communal pool with direct access to the beach.  Each one has its own privacy but perfect if there are a few families who want own space but share communal facilities. Rates from US$700 USD per night.  Check availability on RentaBarbadosVilla.com

5. St. Helena, Old Queens Fort – Offers 5 bedrooms in the main house and 3 bedrooms in the cottage (more like a house in its own right).  A very grand yet relaxed villa.  Includes 1 hrs free watersports with the villa’s own speedboat per day.  Excellent privacy.  5 bedroom rates from US$2,500 per night. Check availability on Homeaway.com.

6. Moon Reach Reeds Bay, 5 bedroom / Sleeps 10 –  A beautiful beachfront villa with private pool nestled within mature gardens. Rates from US $3,200 per night . Check availability on Homeaway.com.

7. Latitude Gibbs Beach – This two-storey villa of neutral coral stone offers elegant comfort tranquil surroundings and breathtaking scenery of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Rates from $1100 USD per night. Check availability on Homeaway.com.

8. Old Trees Firefly, Paynes Bay – Two apartments have been joined to create one large penthouse.  Loads of space and located on the popular Paynes Bay beach with lots to do.  5 bedroom prices start from US$2,000 per night . Check Rates on RentaBarbadosVilla.com.

9. Sundown, Mullins Bay –  4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8 – Just a 2 minute walk to Mullins Bay, this brightly colored villa is popular with families. Rates from US$525 per night. Check availability on Homeaway.com.

10. Bluff House, Sandy Lane – One of only a handful of villas with direct access to Sandy Lane beach. This villa is very private and secure with very experienced staff. Rates from US$2,300 per night. Check availability on Homeaway.com.

 

As finding exactly what you need can sometimes be challenging, I would also like to recommend the services of Barbados villa expert Chris Worth of RentaBarbadosVilla.com. He was able to find our family exactly what we needed when it looked like everything decent was booked solid. I recommend him highly.

 

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