In our view
A substantial villa on the prestigious Sandy Lane estate. A friendly welcome here and absolutely ideal for several families travelling together.
This beautiful tropical villa, complete with 9 en-suite bedrooms capable of sleeping up to 18 people, is ideal for the perfect family holiday. Situated in an elevated position on the Sandy Lane Estate, the property is run like an exclusive boutique hotel, and maintains extremely high standards.
Every bedroom has air conditioning, beautiful panel ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms, walk in wardrobes and flat screen TVs. Every room is unique in its design and layout, the décor has a very English Baroque feel to it with heavy drapery and ornate rugs co-existing alongside beautifully made mahogany and oak pieces. You almost begin to feel as though you are residing in an old castle by the seaside. There are distinctive touches, however which highlight the nature of its tropical location.
The upper level houses very tastefully designed bedrooms, all with arresting views of the manicured grounds. The “Bajan Suite” or Master Suite has its own private terrace overlooking the stunning garden and swimming pool below. It is elegant and private with a beautiful 4-poster king size bed alongside gorgeous mahogany armoires and vanities, giving it that special old world Caribbean charm. The Ocean Suite and Monkey Suites are equipped with two twin beds fitted in crisp white linens and corresponding décor to match the themes suggested in the names. These include a monkey lamp and wall art, tropical fish dresser and light fixtures all with little jungle animal accents. These youthful artistic touches make these suites ideal for families with young children.
The suites on the lower level provide the very same luxurious furnishings with light crisp fabrics with heavy antique accents, providing a grand yet understated elegance. The Garden Suite is the only room that allows full access to the lawns and garden directly from the room itself, with beautiful doors opening onto the expansive poolside terrace. The open spaces and airy feel is a compliment to this exceptional villa, every room has something beautiful to offer.
The staff here are dedicated to making your stay as comfortable and as carefree as possible. Apart from the delightful butler, Aliseo offers guests the services of a housekeeper, laundress and a top rated chef, who can prepare an intimate breakfast or a sumptuous feast for 18, a relaxed lunch by the pool, or a more formal 3 course dinner if required. All guests also have access through Sandy Lane to the beach facility where they are provided with sun beds and umbrellas. Guests are also entitled to use the hotel's award winning golf course, tennis courts, restaurants and spa by reservation.
Aliseo is the perfect venue for a wedding reception. The beautifully manicured grounds offer more than enough space and the tropical flora ensures an amazing backdrop for the special day. Ginger lilies cascade down from a coral stone wall alongside banana and coconut palms, Neem trees and a shocking violet bougainvillea, all coming together to form a wonderful botanical vista. The focal point of the garden is the elevated private gazebo... its lofty heights descend down to the pool and provide a wide vista of the arresting beauty of this luxurious property as well as breathtaking sea views.
Apart from the innate beauty of its surroundings, the interiors have some distractions of their own... the villa offers an entertainment room with a karaoke machine and jukebox, fully stocked bar and an adjacent smaller kitchen. The room opens up straight onto the terrace and garden, giving guests access to all areas of the villa from this central point. There is also a media room come cinema - box office movie posters adorn the walls as well as a giant screen directly opposite a russet coloured plush leather couch. There is also a games room with pool-casino table, table tennis table, and retro décor on the walls. For those who want to stay in shape in the comfort of their own home, there is an in-house gym with treadmill and weight machines.
Property owners tend to accept bookings over the Christmas and New Year period on stricter terms than at other times of year. In general, bookings are subject to a 14 night minimum stay but owners may require a 3 week booking in some cases and will often need to approve dates to fit with their own travel plans or those of other guests. A higher deposit of 50% of the total rental price is payable for such bookings and the balance becomes due earlier at 90 days before arrival.
All prices quoted above have been calculated based on information provided by the owners but are subject to confirmation during December and January as occasionally owners may insist on the higher Christmas rate being applied either side of the main Christmas period. We suggest you contact us for a firm price quotation at this time of year, before making your booking.
*Price subject to confirmation by property owner.
The above prices include local taxes and service charges where applicable. As the Barbados Government is currently changing the way it taxes rental properties, we will reconfirm all prices at the time of booking. A security deposit of US$2500 will be required on arrival.
Minimum of 3 weeks if booking over Christmas.