Fustic House

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

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A privately owned eleven acre estate dating from 1740, Fustic House is set on a ridge above the Caribbean coastline, where trade winds cool the air a mere 200 paces from the water. Re-designed in the late 1970's by Oliver Messel, Fustic House has sublime views of the Caribbean sea and the west coast.

The privacy, location and splendour of the gardens designed by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan provide a tropical escape that rejuvenates the senses, and the exemplary cuisine (regarded among many as the best on the island) prepared by Fustic's private chef, Mr Kenroy Hunte, make this home unique amongst the great properties of the Caribbean.

The accommodation is housed in four separate wings; there are two suites in the Great House, two in the Plantation Wing (a Mahogany Suite and a Wicker Suite), two in the Messel Wing and one in the Pavilion that is set in a more remote tropical ravine. There are seven luxury suites, each beautifully appointed are air conditioned and feature Bose sound systems.

The world famous Oliver Messel lagoon swimming pool, is carved from the coral stone ridge and complemented by a large sun deck over the tropical ravine, from which the quiet, sandy beach is just a five minute walk. Fustic House is masterfully designed for indoor-outdoor living, and the large terrace, multiple sitting areas and dining room provide ample opportunity for entertaining. The fourteen exemplary staff at Fustic House will do their utmost to make your vacation at this unique home a memorable one.

With so much to offer and more, Fustic House is the perfect base from which you can explore this delightful island. They are ideal for those who love to spend their days relaxing by the sea or taking part in a multitude of water sports which include snorkelling and scuba diving around the expansive off-shore coral reefs.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Five Star cuisine can be prepared by the professional Chef, but please note that any allergies must be indicated at the time of booking

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Home Cinema DVD Waterfront

The Villa

Fustic House is a 7-bedroom tropical villa, with serene and enchanting gardens encapsulating the Estate. Fustic House is guaranteed to make every vacationer feel welcome and accepted, by the time you leave you will feel as you are not only leaving the isle but a part of yourself in Barbados and will want to return again and again.

Ground Floor
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen

Messel Wing
- Two twin bedrooms
- Communal bathroom

Plantation Wing
- Two King bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms & outdoor showers
- Atrium
- Fitness area
- Games room

Pavilion
- King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Kitchenette
- Living area
- Outdoor shower

First Floor/Great House
- King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- King bedroom
- Library
- Salon

Exterior
- Private swimming pool (15mx5m)
- Arawak Cave
- Gazebo
- Lotus Lake
- Mahogany Park
- Orchid Walk
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Poolside shower
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Fustic House
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Barbados is a truly phenomenal holiday destination, and geologically unique; a coral island, initially pushed from the sea as two separate land masses by volcanic activity many years ago. Over time these two land masses merged together creating the isle we now know as Barbados. Barbados lies on the boundary of the Caribbean and South American continental plates making it unlike any other Caribbean Island. Within the core of the island, made up mainly of coral sediment, numerous caves and underground lakes can be found. Arguably the most famous of these is Harrison’s Cave; a network of caves, waterfalls, pools and fantastic stalagmites and stalactites.

Descendants of the indigenous Arawakan-speaking tribes tell that the original name for Barbados was ‘Ichirouganaim’ meaning ‘red land with white teeth.’ The reason for the later name Barbados is controversial; some believe that the Portuguese, en route to Brazil, were the first Europeans to come to the island. Others say that it was this Spanish which gave it the Spanish name ‘Los Barbudos’. The word Barbados means ‘bearded ones’ but it is really personal preference as to whether ‘bearded’ refers to the long, hanging routes of the bearded fig-tree (Ficus citrifolia) indigenous to the island; to the allegedly bearded ‘Caribs’ who once inhabited the island; or, more romantically, to the foam spraying over the outlying reefs, giving the impression of a beard.

When visiting Barbados, the first thing you are sure to notice are the gorgeous and renowned flat white sand beaches. On the west coast of Barbados, miles of coral shore beaches and fine white sands stretch along a hypnotising turquoise sea. The West Coast of Barbados is also fringed with countless breath-taking Coral Reefs to provide excellent snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities. The South Coast also offers something for everyone, and is a curious mixture of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can swim in calm waters, snorkel over the inshore reefs and tidal pools, and at the southernmost tip of the island, you can windsurf.

The East Coast of Barbados has fantastic and lively surfing opportunities, blown briskly by the strong and constant trade winds; the constant breeze of these trade winds give Barbados its mild and pleasant tropical climate. Along the east coast, huge Atlantic waves crash along the shore and so the beaches are better suited for walks and sun-bathing, with a few enchanting places to have a dip in the sea – as the waves break over rocks and reefs, small pools are formed close to shore – natural swimming pools!

Inland Barbados is delightful to explore, enchantingly quiet and rural there are endless fields of sugar cane dotted with old plantation houses. Barbados has a rich and interesting history and has preserved and restored many of its historic buildings – you can visit a plantation house for a trip back in time, see the towering lighthouses that once led ships to safety, or explore the historic towns that are an important part of the island’s past and present.

Whilst on Barbados, a taste of the island’s rum is a must! The isle has been producing rum for over 350 years, and it is recognised internationally for its quality. Many tours and taste sessions are available at the local distilleries.

As a Caribbean holiday destination Barbados is a stunning island with a plethora of entertainment, culture and cuisine to make your trip a once in a lifetime experience. Another truly unique quality to this enchanting island is the people. Barbadians, more often referred to as Bajans, are warm and friendly souls, always ready to greet you with a sincere smile.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport BGI

(38km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Golf Apes Hill Club

(11km)

Nearest Beach Heywoods Beach

(3.3km)

Nearest Supermarket

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Town/City Speightstown

(4.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Braddy's Bar

(2km)

Nearest Tennis Advantage Tennis Services Tennis School

(12.5km)

About the Island & Getting There

About Barbados

At first glance you could be mistaken for thinking that Barbados is purely a beach holiday destination, but you're urged to reconsider this common belief. The island of Barbados is peppered with astonishing landscapes (both coastal and inland), enchanting locals, sublime cuisine, intriguing rums, fascinating wildlife, symbolic architecture and a selection of striking holiday villas.

Delve deep into the history of the island and start your holiday by visiting Sunbury Plantation House & Museum. This former plantation was built in 1660's and the premises are scattered with antiquities that delicately detail a recent history of Barbados. St. Nicholas Abbey also provides an insightful representation of Sugarcane production, Bajan artefacts and a wonderful observation point at Cherry Tree Hill. If you’re keen to visit one of the oldest Parliamentary buildings within the Commonwealth and appreciate the democratic legacy of Barbados, drop by The Parliament Buildings. This neo-gothic congress can be found in Bridgetown and act as a representation of Barbados’s Independence. There is so much history present throughout the island and as a result, Bridgetown and its Garrison has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, which the locals are very proud of.

Great efforts have been made to persevere the natural beauty of Barbados, so if you’re drawn to the exploration of National Parks and multicoloured gardens, it won’t take you long to realise that Barbados is a haven for such paradises! Within the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Farley Hill National Park, Flower Forest, Hunte's Gardens and Welchman Hall Gully - visitors, and Botanist alike, will be lost for hours admiring these astonishing botanical parklands. Keep an eye out for the Dwarf Poinciana, or Peacock Flower…it’s the national flower of Barbados.

Bajan’s take their food very seriously! If you and your fellow travellers are enticed by the gastronomic aspect of holidaying, we believe you’ve selected the right island. With every aspect of cookery mastered; from pickling to freshly prepared dishes, sweet & savoury, fragrant & spicy and of course, the bountiful choice of seafood. Check out the food stalls in Paynes Bay Church – where vendors exhibit locally made dishes & street food that will scintillate the taste buds. At the end of every working week, locals and tourists both flock to Oistins, for 'Fish Fry Day'. This is a must for those who haven’t undergone the experience! The evening starts with barbecues and then ascends into a joyful party. This caps off a busy few days of work for locals as well as the 'strains' associated with serious holidaying.

Barbados is of course iconic for its Beaches & Rum…so why not bring them together? You will have to go out of your way not to be able to find a beach bar along the west coast of the island, as well as the countless Rum Shops. Yes, you’ve read correctly, Rum Shops! These small and locally run businesses embrace the Bajan spice of life, in liquid form. Very delicious! If you’re searching for something a little more special, take a trip to the east coast and visit Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant at Windy Hill, for an unforgettable experience.

Barbados is a distinct and striking part of the Caribbean. It’s a great fit for all types of travellers, as the island really does have it all. For a little more information about this delightful island, check out our guide to a remarkable stay!

Local Public Holidays

21st January - Errol Barrow Day
28th April - National Heroes Day
1st May - Labour Day
10th June 2019 - Whit Monday
1st August - Emancipation Day
First Monday of August - Kadooment Day
30th November - Independence Day

Getting There

Barbados is served by Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown.

From the US:
Direct flights are available from Charlotte, Miami and New York with AA, JetBlue and US Airways.

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London on BA and Virgin Atlantic. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

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Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church, Barbados:


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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Fustic House is very child friendly option, so parents prepare the family for a great holiday. There is a Games Room in the Plantation Wing, so the little ones will have plenty to amuse them during the day and for those who are feeling more adventurous a trampoline in the gardens is a great way to get some exercise.

There are many family related activities to keep you occupied whilst on holiday in Barbados – for the more adventurous vacationer you can join Jammin Catamaran Cruises and choose swimming with turtles, snorkelling, fishing or diving. You can also embark upon a day or sunset private cruise, and there are a variety of undersea expeditions that are highly recommended and entirely unforgettable.

Barbados is full of some amazing craft markets and shops. Visit Pelican Village and have a look at what the local crafts people have been producing. Or have a trip to the parish of St. George, where the children will be amazed by the colourful stalls displaying tasty local produce.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Games Room
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Included
  • Security guard
  • Toiletries Included
  • Gardeners Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

Villa Conditions
- Prices may be subject to local taxes and service charges where applicable and may change without notice.
- Holiday rates may vary.
- A 50% Client Deposit may be requested during Festive Bookings.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit $2,500, to be paid at time of booking
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax A 7.5% Government Tax & 2.5% Government Room Levy (calculated based on nightly rate) to be collected at time of booking. Additionally, a 1.5% Service Charge will also be included.
Minimum stay 14 nights between 20/12 - 10/01, otherwise 5 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Cots & Highchairs available upon request

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 11.5% Government Tax, VAT & Service Charge

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Apr 15th 2019 £19,699 £27,578
Apr 15th 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 £15,552 £21,772
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 £19,699 £27,578
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - £44,996
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 £19,699 £27,578
Apr 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £15,552 £21,772

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Apr 15th 2019 €21,533 €30,146
Apr 15th 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 €17,000 €23,799
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 €21,533 €30,146
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - €49,185
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 €21,533 €30,146
Apr 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €17,000 €23,799

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Apr 15th 2019 $24,344 $34,082
Apr 15th 2019 - Dec 15th 2019 $19,219 $26,907
Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 $24,344 $34,082
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 11th 2020 - $55,607
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 15th 2020 $24,344 $34,082
Apr 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $19,220 $26,907

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Is this Heaven on earth?

    Posted by Johnson Family on 25/08/2017

    Fantastic views, gardens, weather, house, cinema room, food - I could go on and on! Wonderful attentive care from Fabian, Paula, Andy, Roger, Mark and all the other staff - thank you all for making our stay so memorable.

  • 10+ amazing years at Fustic!

    Posted by Lock Family on 17/12/2016

    Looking and feeling better than ever now. Thanks to all, as usual!

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