Villa Keneil

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Sleeps: 8 - 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Villa/House
Wow Factor
Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite Not for little ones

Enjoy the wonders of Barbados from the grand, Villa Keneil. Hosting a whooping twelve guests across its expansive grounds, enjoy a stay filled with relaxation, elegance and enchanting views of the coast and sea!

From its outward appearance, guests will know they are in for a decadent stay, as the home showcases the highest standard of traditional Caribbean design fused with exquisite touches, such as a pillared entrance. The home has been splashed with a neutral palette to highlight the fantastic character exuded from the chic and antique décor that sits throughout the open-plan layout and allows sunlight and a gentle breeze room to waft in. Outdoors, guests are treated to an immaculately kept space, so big that you may lose sight of fellow guests momentarily and you have views from each side that will be sure to soothe the soul.

Getting started indoors, guests will find that the main house has everything you need to gather the family together. In the unique living area, you will take a second to admire the personality that this room oozes, with its inclusion of a double-height ceiling, vaulted beams, beautiful coral stone interiors and a mix of contemporary and old-world Caribbean furnishings. Here guests can recline and unwind on several plump sofas and seats whilst you chatter into the evening. If you seek a quieter setting, spend some time upstairs on a smaller lounge area, overlooking the ground floor. You can whip up a feast for everyone in the fully-equipped kitchen, or take it easy as a private chef works their magic!

The verandah seamlessly blends into the open living area, so step through to enjoy delicious meals on the table located here. You can relax and enjoy the shade of the verandah on the comfy and cosy lounge area, whilst you sip cool drinks and watch across the waves, or for a more lavish end to the evening, head over to the fourteen seating alfresco dining table, where you can hold a proper banquet. Stepping down from the verandah, guests can walk barefoot to sun-beds dotted around the patio! The patio has been elevated and built towards the edge, so it is here you get the best and least interrupted views of the vast Caribbean Sea. This huge area also houses the beautifully placed swimming pool, which will offer opportunities to escape the heat from the sun or simply have fun!

The gorgeous Villa Keneil, features bedrooms in the main house and the cottage-style dwelling, attached to the home. Every bedroom in the home features a lovely en-suite bathroom, some with bathtubs but all with showers. King-size beds sit in three of the bedrooms in the main house, with the fourth housing two single beds which can be joined together to present another King-size bed. The cottage allows four more guests a place to slumber, with its inclusion of two bedrooms, both containing Queen-size beds and a private patio.

With a Chef, Butler and Housekeeper, you can truly unwind and let go of your troubles as your needs are cared and catered for, allowing you to truly have the escape you have been dreaming about!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please note that you will need to select 12 guests should you wish to have access to all 6 bedrooms. Those selecting fewer guests will only have access to a prorated number of bedrooms based on 2 guests per room.
  • The villa recommends that only children over twelve should accompany adults here
  • Car hire is recommended to conveniently explore all the island offers

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Microwave Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Gym/Fitness Room DVD Ceiling Fans Not for little ones Waterfront

The Villa
Villa Keneil is a superbly appointed holiday home for up to 12-guests. Four of its six bedrooms can be found in the main villa, with the additional two bedrooms located in a detached cottage.

Ground Floor
- Living area
- Dining area
- Fitness area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with twin single beds and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Living area

Cottage
- Bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access
- Barbecue
- Gazebo
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Pergola
- Poolside shower
- Sun loungers

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning in the bedrooms
- TV
- Alarm / security system
- Books/library
- Coffee Maker
- Hairdryers
- In-room Safe
- iPad & docking station
- Iron/Board
- Parking
- Home office
- Pool shower
- Terrace
- Wetbar
- Enhanced cleaning practices
- Gym
- Barbeque
- Beach nearby
- Polo field
- Garden
- Beach club membership

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Keneil
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Scuba Diving Paragliding Boat Trips Seafront
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A real-life tropical paradise, Barbados is a gem on the Caribbean, notable for its picturesque shores and beaches, gorgeous climate, an abundance of natural beauty and more activities and excursions than you can imagine. Traverse its terrain in under an hour by car and experience the wealth of mellow and thrilling opportunities and an array of festive foods, all under the constant and warming sunshine!

Set to the west of the island, Holetown in the Saint James Parish sits by the sea and is blessed with seafood galore, scents, sounds and winds from the waters, as well as miles of coasts to explore against a backdrop of lush rainforests. Villa Keneil has been built up high on a ridge, so you can soak in sweeping views of the coastal town and are afforded privacy and peace when you retreat home. Its location enables you to easily access the towns and the beaches, giving you the best of both worlds!

You can talk a walk through the town or drive under five minutes to Paynes Bay Beach. One of the best spots for swimming, you will be enticed to splash in the warm, turquoise, crystal-clear waters as the sun sizzles your body. If you love the heat, then enjoy basking on beach chairs, whilst you enjoy snacks and drinks purchased from bars, cafes and shops next to the shores. You can indulge in things to do on the water and test your skills with water-sports or have a mellow voyage on the sea. To the south, guests will see the popular fish market, where you can purchase special and freshly-caught seafood to whip up at home!

The enriching waters of the Caribbean Sea help prized and exotic fish and marine life flourish alongside spectacular fruits and vegetables so its no wonder Barbados is home to some of the tastiest dishes. Whilst here, grab yourself a signature Roti, an Indian inspired dish with succulent meat and vegetables in a bread-wrap, or some cou-cou and flying fish! Make sure you try a rum-based cocktail or beverage, as it is world-famously made here. Step back into time, combining history with the finest rum recipes to taste, on tours of distilleries. Visit Mount Gay's distillery in Bridgetown and enjoy a day of fun-facts, delicious food and snacks, a tour of the three-hundred and fifty-year-old production site and a range of rum varieties, from smooth to fiery!

Read more about Holetown

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport

(24.6 km)

Nearest Town/City Holetown

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant Scarlet

(1.4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Marshalls Bar

(1.4 km)

Nearest Beach Paynes Bay Beach

(1.5 km)

Nearest Golf Sandy Lane

(2.4 km)

Nearest Tennis Advantage Tennis Services

(3.8 km)

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!

Prior to Booking

Please be aware that Barbados is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the island and the Caribbean Sea to the south of the island. This tropical rainforest climate results in the island experiencing a hurricane season, which usually occurs between June to November. When thinking about booking your holiday to Barbados Republic, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.

Entry Requirements

Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.

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: Teens
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

With room for twelve guests, Villa Keneil is a wonderful choice for a family getaway to Barbados. The main house hosts three bedrooms all with king-size beds, ideal for the larger members of the family and a room with twin single beds, perfect for siblings and little children. Adjacent, older children, teens and further guests can enjoy the exclusivity the cottage provides, with two more bedrooms each housing queen-size beds. Lounging spaces for taking it easy with loved ones, television or streaming via the home's wi-fi sit both inside and out. You can grab a book from the villa's collection and chill on a sun-bed as you bask in the glorious climate. Kids will be as enchanted as adults by the astonishing views, so make sure you enjoy a dinner on the verandah. The pool is gorgeous and sits in the middle of the outdoor area, accessible by all and conveniently placed so adults can constantly keep an eye on children as they swim.

You don't have to worry about cooking, as a private chef can be booked to whip up native specialities or more familiar flavours from the comfort of the villa. Put your feet up and relax as you are spoiled with fine dining. The fully-equipped kitchen will be useful, if not to cook then to at least store food and drink to grab as you relax at home.

The villa offers unrivalled privacy from its location on high, above the coastal towns that sit below it and the lush fauna that surrounds the dwelling. You have a myriad of places to purchase items for the holiday and to take back with you, as well as several restaurants in towns and on the beaches just minutes away from the villa. Choose international dishes or Caribbean delights at rooftop, beachside and fancy dining settings.

Paynes Bay Beach is perfect for families with young children or novice swimmers, as the waters are super calm and shallow for many metres out. Head to the neighbouring beach, Sandy Lane. Here you may catch a glimpse of a celebrity or two on the fine stretch of golden sand. The hotel which sits by the beach offers a bar and beach chair rental, so kids can take it easy and watch the boats pass by on the sparkling, clear waters as they devour treats and guzzle ice-gold drinks! Enjoy a variety of water-sports and water-based activities on the sea. Marvel at the scenes below the sea and maybe catch a glimpse of a turtle as you snorkel with loved ones. Stay above the surface, taking a peaceful voyage on a kayak or turn it up a notch with a wet and wild time on a jet-ski!

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Available
  • Butler Included
  • Housekeeper / Laundress included
  • Security System
  • Beach Club Membership

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

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

Security deposit £2,500 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection.
Arrival time Check-in 3.00 p.m.
Departure time Check-out 12.00 p.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 Please note that 10% shared economy levy and 1.5% service charge have been included in the rental rates.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 5 Nights.
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Pets welcome? No pets.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are 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 Please note that this property does not accept children under the age of 12.

Villa Conditions
- Bedrooms will be allocated dependent upon ‘Number of Guests’ at the time of Booking. Any unused Bedroom(s) may not be available to Guests.
- Please note that a 50% Deposit may be required for any bookings travelling between mid December and mid January.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 12.5% Shared Economy Levy & Service Charge

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 18th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £13,688
Dec 15th 2024 - Apr 16th 2025 £19,164
Apr 16th 2025 - Jan 19th 2026 £13,688

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 18th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €16,295
Dec 15th 2024 - Apr 16th 2025 €22,812
Apr 16th 2025 - Jan 19th 2026 €16,295

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 18th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $17,821
Dec 15th 2024 - Apr 16th 2025 $24,949
Apr 16th 2025 - Jan 19th 2026 $17,821

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • This home is beautiful

    on 01/08/2023

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a stay that was better than any of us could have imagined. From the tasty meals to the delicious drinks, the very well-kept rooms, to the anticipation of our unspoken needs... we wanted for nothing. This home is beautiful in and of itself, but it is warm and inviting because of you all. You made our 40th birthdays a memorable one and we are grateful for our time here with you.

  • Great location. Staff is wonderful.

    on 04/08/2021

  • A home from home!

    on 15/06/2019

    Nothing too much trouble. A home away from home - albeit with better views and nicer weather. Such a treat. Thanks.

  • Phenomenal

    on 07/06/2019

    Villa Keneil was beyond our expectations. The staff was phenomenal! Everything was perfect. We had absolutely no complaints except our stay was too short and went too quickly!!!

  • Everything about this place is amazing!

    on 22/05/2019

    Before booking our holiday, we loved what Villa Keneil offered and we weren't disappointed! The villa and it's setting is idyllic. Arnold and his staff have been so incredibly helpful and their warmth and constant smiles made it even better. It's a little bit of paradise and we'd love to come back!

    The house is unbelievable, but by far the best thing is how attentive, friendly and happy the staff are. They were amazing with our 11 month old baby!

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