Bluff House

St James, Barbados, Caribbean

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Looking to book for 2022? Please enquire here for pricing.

From £13,147 per week

Barbados holidays depart on any day of the week, for a duration of 5 days or more.

Our view

A fine choice for families or for a group of friends, there’s an air of easy elegance in this luxury villa. In Barbados’s famous Sandy Lane area, it has its own private pathway to the perfect beach

In brief

  • Elegant interiors
  • Short walk to Sandy Lane beach
  • Fully staffed including butler

About the villa

Refurbished, extended and offering the archetypal semi open-air style of tropical island life, this supremely comfortable property is set in over an acre of exotic gardens, entered via a sweeping driveway, and focused on a pretty pool and sundeck, from where there are palm-framed views of the sea. A cool and classy coral stone villa, with bleached timber and marble floors, the spacious and well appointed accommodation is furnished in soft creams and subtle neutrals which complement the property's understated style. Privately positioned on the upper floor, the master suite opens on to a beautiful shaded balcony, looking out through the trees to the sea.

Everything else is at ground level, five bedrooms each with doors to the garden, a sitting room and stylish dining room, and at the heart of the house, amidst lush plants, an entertaining space opening on to the pool terrace. Open-water swimming is a few minutes stroll away via a few steps and along a private path from the garden to Sandy Lane beach, where sun loungers are provided, and Holetown’s restaurants are a five minute drive from the house.

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Kitchen
  • Cloakroom
  • Double (super king size, can be twin) bedroom with bathroom en suite with overhead shower
  • Double (super king size bed can be twin) with bathroom en suite with overhead shower
  • Outdoor seating/entertaining area
  • 2 Double (super king size bed can be twin) with bathroom en suite with overhead shower adjacent to entertaining area
  • Junior master double bedroom suite with bathroom en suite with overhead shower opening to furnished terrace and gardens

First Floor

  • Master double (super king) bedroom with bathroom en suite and separate shower opening to furnished terrace


  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining area opening to terrace
  • Steps up from sitting room to first floorMaster double (super king size) bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Steps down from sitting room to: Twin bedroom (can be double) with shower room en suite



  • Cot and highchair


  • Barbecue


  • Cable TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • iPod dock


  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans


  • American fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Blender
  • Wine fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven


  • 9m x 5m
  • 1m x 2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels


  • Butler
  • Housekeeper


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Hairdryers
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 8 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 6 day(s) per week
  • Cook service 3 meals per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Butler
  • Night security
  • Gardener
  • Shared Economy Levy
Outside sitting/entertaining area

Important Information

Occupancies up to 12 will have the use of the Main Villa, occupancies of 13 - 16 will have use of the House and the Cottage. Please note car hire is essential.

Security deposit of USD 1000 will be held against a credit card on arrival to cover incidentals and any damage.

This property is Quarantine Approved. Please note that there are additional security costs and reduced staffing levels for the period of quarantine only (2 - 3 days after arrival). You will be advised of these on booking

The great advantage of a Caribbean villa holiday is that holidays can commence on any day and duration is also flexible. The minimum stay is 5 nights, so villas can be booked for 8, 9, 10, 11 nights etc. Special conditions apply for Christmas and New Year. Please enquire for a full tailor-made quotation.

Please note there is a minimum stay of 14 nights over the Christmas period. Christmas rates available on request only, special booking conditions apply. 


Security deposit of USD 1000 will be held against a credit card on arrival to cover incidentals and any damage.

Please note car hire is essential.

Staff hours are 8:30am - 1:30pm & 5:30pm - 8:30pm. (Staff usually have one day off a week)



  • Shops and restaurants 5 minutes' drive Holetown


  • Spa 10 minutes' walk
  • Golf 5 minutes' drive
  • Tennis 5 minutes' drive

Places of Interest

  • Harrison's Cave 10 minutes' drive
  • Folkestone Marine Park 10 minutes' drive
  • Bridgetown 15 minutes' drive
  • St Nicholas Abbey 30 minutes' drive
  • Barbados Wildlife Reserve 30 minutes' drive


  • Below the villa - under 5 minutes walk, accessed via steps and pathway from the villa, furnished with sunbeds from the villa.
  • Further beaches within a short drive.


  • Airport 45 minutes' drive
About the area

St James

Average weather

St. James parish runs along the central stretch of the island’s west—the Platinum Coast. Its white-sand beaches are backed by luxury hotels and villas including Sandy Lane, long patronized by royals and film stars. The seaside settlement of Holetown is at the centre of the parish: its bars, restaurants, and craft shops have a laid-back, local vibe. The Holetown Festival each February, one to catch on a St. James holiday, celebrates its status as the first British settlement on Barbados, with live music and a street fair.

Essential Information

50% Deposit required for any bookings travelling between (or including) the 20th December and the 10th January. 25% at any other times. Please note there is a minimum stay of 14 nights over the Christmas period, special booking conditions apply. 

Late departure: should you wish to guarantee a late check-out after 1200 hrs on departure day, an additional charge may apply and staffing arrangements may vary. In the event that the villa cannot accommodate a late check out, day passes are available at other facilities. Please enquire on booking.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport or port of arrival, and in some cases the hire car can be delivered to the villa for an additional charge. Please ask for details.