Bon Vivant Villa
St. James, Barbados
A romantic fusion of both British tradition and relaxed luxury, this extraordinary coral stone Caribbean vacation villa provides the serenity and privacy sought after by those seeking complete escape.
Set on two and a half acres of fully-contained, lush, tropical gardens, Bon Vivant offers 9 bedrooms all with private baths and a team of experienced chefs trained in a wide range of international cuisines to suit all palates. The estate is well suited for both unparalleled leisure and seclusion as well as for gracious entertaining.
Sports enthusiasts can select for a host of options including swimming, basketball, volleyball, and billiards on the estate. A delightful five-minute walk will find you at the private Sandy Lane beach where you have exclusive access to the owner's club facilities.
PLEASE NOTE this villa comes fully staffed (2 cooks and 3 maids) therefore there is a mandatory fully-inclusive charge to be agreed with the owners depending on the size of the party.
Trained at Gordon Ramsey's and Mario Batalli restaurants and Home House respectively, our head chef and house manager will be on hand to make sure that you have the best experience here at Bon Vivant.
We are lucky to be able to provide our guests with garden to table meals with the fruits and vegetables that we grow here at the villa. Fresh fish is bought directly from the fishermen in the morning and then served in the evening. All the food is fresh and healthy. Throughout the day, the staff prepare bread, cakes, snacks and smoothies and they will also rustle up a pitcher of rum punch for you to take to the beach for sunset swims if you want too.
However, we also recognise that we have a number of fantastic restaurants on the island and if members want to eat out, we will pro-rate the costs accordingly.
Specifications and Amenities include:
• 9 bedrooms all with private bathrooms, six of which have private,
• Complimentary local and overseas calls*
• Outdoor brick pizza oven
• 50 foot swimming pool
• Large Jacuzzi
• Flood-lit basketball/volleyball court
• Championship billiard table and outdoor billiard table on the pool deck
• Outdoor ping-pong table and shuffleboard
• Gym with exercise equipment
• Five minute walk to Sandy Lane beach
• 45 holes of championship golf at nearby Sandy Lane
Single Family Home with 2 levels
9 bedrooms, 9 baths, 5000 square feet, 465 square meters
King, King, King, King, King, King, King, King, and King
18 guests maximum
Bridgetown, Barbados - Grantley Adams Intl (BGI)
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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As Bon Vivant is a full-service property, there is a service fee of USD$1,000 per day for up to 12 people which includes:
*Daily maid-service - tidying, room preparation, cleaning and laundry
*3 members of staff on duty at all times during the day (different teams for the morning and afternoon/evening shifts)
*They will bake bread for breakfast/brunch
*Serve cocktails in the late afternoon/early evening
*Prepare, serve and tidy away the evening meal
Breakfast/Brunch and Dinner. Menus to be decided ahead of time and there may be a supplementary fee for more expensive food requests
*Local beer and rum drinks
*Wine can be provided at cost
If there are more than 12 guests staying, there is a supplementary per person daily fee of $80 for the above.
Activities of Interest
Places of Interest
- The Platinum Coast is only 5 minutes away, and boasts idyllic tropical white sandy beaches where you can relax.
- A number of great Plantation houses are within easy reach, such as St Nicholas Abbey and Sunbury House, and are well worth a visit.
- For shopping head to Bridgetown for some larger department stores and shopping malls, or for something more traditional, drop by Pelican Village where local handicrafts are on offer.
Best vacation EVER
Bon Vivant was an amazing experience. Imagine having your own private staffed villa/hotel for your family and friends for a full week on the elegant island of Barbados. There are nine ensuite bedrooms all of which have outdoor showers, a real treat in this tropical climate. The property is comprised of four buildings arranged around the pool, which lends privacy to the accommodations. There are numerous amenities including a basketball court, trampoline, shuffleboard, ping pong, etc. The 2+ acre grounds are stunning, with a large vegetable garden, flowering plants and numerous fruit trees; we saw monkeys scampering across the property and up the trees many times. It is but a short -- and very pleasant walk -- to the nearby private beach adjacent to the Sandy Lane Hotel, one of the poshest resorts in the Caribbean, situated on the 'platinum coast' of Barbados. Here the water is usually calm and a gorgeous aqua color, and beach staff prepare your chaises and umbrellas. But the coup de grace is the wonderful staff at Bon Vivant, several of whom have been on site for 15-30 years. From 6AM to 10PM, a staff of six cater to your every whim, preparing healthy and delicious meals -- true 'farm to table -- and mixed tropical drinks of whatever you desire. This is the epitome of gracious vacationing, being cared for by local professionals; mingling with the staff members made us feel more a part of Barbados than we would have otherwise had we been at a large hotel, no matter how nice. I was as sad to leave the staff as I was the opulence of this amazing property. Beth, the owner, was a wealth of information about local eateries and attractions, and I enjoyed chatting with her before and after (to say Thank you over and over again) our stay at Bon Vivant. We will return in a heartbeat if we are ever extended the opportunity. ”