Agostina

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite

Agostina is a charmingly refined home set within the exclusive Sandy Lane Estate, overlooking the golf course, offering guests easy access to the iconic “platinum coast” on the west of Barbados. This single storey home epitomises the quintessential ‘home from home’ laid-back, fresh coastal feel.

Light-filled, and finished with such natural ease, guests will enjoy generous proportions offering the ideal balance between luxury and cosy, this breezy home is awash with vivid splashes of colour, and leads to a dazzling pool-side terrace framed with sumptuous colourful tropical gardens.

The classical colonial, Bajan home filled with characteristic Caribbean ease; sleek hardwood flooring extends to the French windows where a natural interplay occurs between indoor and outdoor living. The elegant covered verandas and porches are majestic, offering a shaded, refined setting for afternoon teas with porcelain tea set at the wicker dining set, or an evening cocktail as the sun softens and cool trade winds blow in, rustling in the palms.

Agostina has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, with four of these being in the main house and the fifth within its own self-contained cottage - the latter is ideal for an au pair or grandparents, or a couple wishing for privacy. The master, in the local colonial style, offers a mahogany four poster beds, whilst each of the other rooms is accented with pretty pastels, out paintings, vibrant upholstery and scatter cushions.  

Set on the fringe of a championship golf course, with access to the owner’s beach facility and tennis courts, within close proximity to fine beaches and amenities.

With three staff members on hand, guests will be able to to slip back into the ultimate state of indulgence; a cook, housekeeper and laundry maid mean those staying at Agostina get to truly imbibe the restorative spirit of the west coast.

The living spaces at Agostina comprise understated luxury and airy Caribbean informality, whilst the recessed ceilings, large porches with white pillars and polished mahogany all nod to the Plantation style.

Agostina is a breath of fresh air, literally, on one of the finest stretches of coast Barbados has to offer, with upbeat pastel tones, floral fabrics and refined home comforts.

The villa is located on the Sandy Lane estate and includes beach access at the designated area for villa owners. The facility includes chaise lounges, umbrellas, snack bar, washrooms, showers, and some villas have a dedicated cabana. The beach is located on the left of the Sandy Lane Hotel Beach. Please note villa guests do not have use of the Sandy Lane hotel facilities but can make reservations for the restaurants and the golf course at the hotel, additional charges will apply.

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What you should know…

  • Guests at Agostina have access to an array of nearby amenities yet of not have automated access to the iconic Sandy Lane hotel
  • The beach is circa 5 - 10 minutes drive (not quite walkable), although plenty of Sandy Lane’s amenities are on this home’s doorstep
  • Country style interiors rather than uber sleek-minimal

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV DVD Ceiling Fans

The Villa

Within the Sandy Lane Estate, you will find a charming holiday home & cottage by the name of Agostina. This 5-bedroom villa has a host of amenities all within walking distance.

Ground Floor
- Two King bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- Two Twin bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- Dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living area
- Utility room

Cottage
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom

Exterior
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps & ladder access
- Barbecue
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Agostina
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Agostina is located on the West coast of Barbados, just a short distance to Sandy Lane Beach Club (1.3 km), with easy access to both Holetown (2.1 km) and Speightstown (9.5 km).

The upmarket Sandy Lane Estate is nestled in a premium position in the very exclusive West Coast of Barbados, also known as the “platinum coast” for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters. Despite this region being developed with high-end hotels and stately private residences to an international jet-set, its coast remains one of the most beautiful Barbados has to offer. With the recent development of extensive boardwalks, visitors can enjoy spectacular sunset strolls with the glittering sea as their companion.

A visit to the historical Holetown will offer a taste of local flavour. The Chattel village is a bustling centre for artisans, offering local crafts, art and jewellery. The Chattel houses offer a striking contrast to the colonial residences with their dazzling white coral facades and open verandas; the former are vividly coloured with fancy gables and gingerbread fretwork. They date back to plantation days; the small wooden shacks were designed to be movable, yet this didn’t limit their decorative charm; finished in candy pinks and pistachio greens with pretty shutters and sloping roofs.

Speightstown is characterful and historic, showcasing an eclectic and interesting mix of architecture - buildings with colonial roots, new developments, vividly coloured street vendors and fishermen unloading their catch on the jetty.

Water sports enthusiasts will be in their element, from sailing to snorkelling, jet-skiing to kite-surfing, Barbados has it all. One of the greatest delights of this island is boarding the sparkling waters for a catamaran cruise, along with a decadent buffet meal and drinks.

Within close proximity to Sandy Grove, visitors can enjoy the fine culinary art at Tides Restaurant for something a little special, or Zaccios for informal pizza lunches with the kids. The west coast offers everything from rum cocktails at the bar to Thai cuisine or local Bajan fare. A culinary experience here takes influences from African, Caribbean, West Indian and European gastronomy for something a little unique. Known for its rum tradition, started circa 370 years ago, the island is brimming with tours of the world’s oldest rum.

Barbados is a place of contrasts, from movie-star hedonism to cane-cutting village life and artisanal fare; from fishing villages to dramatic, rugged Atlantic coastlines - visitors will enjoy a vivacious diversity within a very accessibly-sized island. A unique blend of vibrant, local life and colonial-influenced afternoon teas alongside cricket matches on the green!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport BGI

(25.2km)

Nearest Town/City Holetown

(3.2km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub Ness Hide Away

(3.2km)

Nearest Beach

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Golf

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Tennis Sandy Lane

(Walking Distance)

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

With its single storey lay out, Agostina makes an ideal dwelling for families with children; with an easy lateral open-plan space and luscious outdoors dining nooks, the whole family will enjoy the glittering platinum coast from a comfortable base.

Barbados offers so much for family travellers. At only 21 miles by 14 miles, with 60 miles of pristine coastline, days at the beach as a family are the centre of a Bajan holiday.

From intriguing caves, to mystical gardens, from vibrant street-fare to formal polo matches - genteel cricket matches and colourful street crafts, Barbados offers a unique experience for youngsters which will captivate small imaginations for years to come.

Sandy Grove, on the west coast, where Agostina is located, offers proximity to some of the most child friendly beaches. Mullins Beach is a good option for kids with tranquil seas and long sandy stretches for sand-castle building whilst adults will enjoy rum punch from their rented parasols or older kids will indulge in water sports.

Barbados offers a mystical experience for youngsters; one of the island’s traditions of swimming horses at dawn will leave exquisite memories for kids to cherish, and wildlife from tortoises to parrots to brocket deer will intrigue youngsters.

For older kids, Bridgetown offers several tours of intriguing shipwrecks, tropical fish and coral formations. Or, a combination of 4x4 jeep tour through tropical forest followed by a leisurely catamaran trip for a full family day out, finished up with sumptuous buffet at the end of the day.

Whether it be enjoyed by sea or land, family holidays in Barbados, heightened by the impeccable comfort level at Agostina will be set at a whole new standard!

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

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 £1,500 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 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 Noon
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.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 5 nights increasing to 14 nights during Christmas and/or New Year.
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.

Villa Conditions
- 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 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 16th 2024 £7,939 £11,114
Apr 16th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £6,124 £8,574
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 £7,939 £11,114
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 - £18,735
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 16th 2025 £7,939 £11,114
Apr 16th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 £6,124 £8,574

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 16th 2024 €8,631 €12,083
Apr 16th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €6,658 €9,322
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 €8,631 €12,083
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 - €20,369
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 16th 2025 €8,631 €12,083
Apr 16th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 €6,658 €9,322

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 16th 2024 $9,199 $12,879
Apr 16th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $7,097 $9,935
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 19th 2024 $9,199 $12,879
Dec 19th 2024 - Jan 10th 2025 - $21,709
Jan 10th 2025 - Apr 16th 2025 $9,199 $12,879
Apr 16th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 $7,097 $9,935

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

  • THANK YOU to the staff!!!

    on 26/04/2016

    This was a perfect and wonderful experience. The house is gorgeous and kept beautifully by the staff. All meals were delicious and thoughtfully prepared, staff were so friendly and really made this vacation extra special! THANK YOU to the staff!!! We organized our own activities and loved every minute we were out, as well as every minute here at the house or the beach club. Thanks for a great experience.

  • An absolute treasure

    on 15/04/2016

    Our stay at Agostina has been wonderful. The view and the welcoming! It really is a home. Very special mention must go to Bentah, Lastonta and Melissa. They are wonderful people very professional, yet warm. The cooking was superb and the care around them all was lovely. I know you will treasure them.

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