Crystal Springs - The Garden   The Garden, St James, Barbados

This charming house is situated in a spectacular beach front estate having everything provided, from a beautiful swimming pool, an 18ft speed boat for water skiing, a gym and a theatre.

Transfer Time From Grantley Adams International Airport:40 Minutes

Villa Summary

Private Cook
Children welcome
Rates per night
from US $
Rates per week
from US $

Villa Description

Only an exclusive few are privileged to experience the pleasure afforded by a stay at Crystal Springs, one of Barbados' most spectacular beachfront villas. Located on 1.7 acres on the West Coast, Crystal Springs was built in the 1940s and redesigned by Oliver Messel in the 1960s, and the characteristically theatrical ambiance has been faithfully maintained.

In the Main House, guests can relax in the living room and enjoy the view, or dine on the terrace which features a frescoed ceiling as well as great ocean views. 

Across the gardens from the Main House, is the Tea House, where the 6th bedroom suite is located. There is also an air-conditioned home theatre, and the Pavilion, with 2 further bedroom suites and a mini-gym.

Crystal Springs is an excellent choice for multi-generational families or groups of friends looking for a comfortable, relaxed and spacious holiday home, with a high level of personal service. It has plenty of character and charm, and in true Messel style, provides plenty of outdoor living space, which opens out from the various living and sleeping areas. Guests are well looked after by a full staff, which includes a Butler, Cook, Housekeepers, Laundress, Night Watchman and Boatman.

Guests enjoy the use of an 18 ft speed boat equipped for waterskiing (not including the cost of fuel) and other water toys.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedrooms Bed sizes Ensuite bathrooms Location Bedroom amenities
Master Bedroom King Yes with Tub/Shower Main House AC, Small fridge & kettle
Bedroom 2 Twins Yes with Shower Main House AC
Bedroom 3 Twins Adjacent with Shower Main House AC, Hairdryer
Bedroom 4 Twins Yes with Shower Annex AC, Small fridge, kettle
Bedroom 5 Twins Yes with Tub/Shower Annex AC, Small fridge, kettle
Bedroom 6 King Yes with Tub/shower Cottage AC, Small fridge , kettle
Bedroom 7 Twins Yes with Shower Pavilion AC, Hairdryer
Bedroom 8 Twins Yes with Shower Pavilion AC, Fridge

The master bedroom and 2 other bedroom suites are also located in the Main House. A short walk over the bridge that spans the natural watercourse running through the property will bring you to the Annex, with 2 one bedroom suites, and then on to the ocean front, cliff-top terrace - a great area for alfresco dining, sipping a rum punch at sundown or simply star gazing at night. From the terrace, it's just a few steps up to the pool area, or down the cliff steps to the secluded beach cove.

Kitchen Amenities

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

Dining Room

  • Table with seating for 14 people
  • Dining Patio


  • Sofas & Chairs
  • Two Lounges

Other Rooms

  • Gym
  • Home Theatre


  • Stereo
  • DVD Player with DVD library
  • IPod docks
  • TV - Cable
  • VCR
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Mini Bar


  • Fax
  • Wi-Fi

Other Amenities

  • Safe
  • 24 Hour Security
Pool: Yes

Pool measurement: 22ft x 45ft; 4ft at shallow end and 6ft at deep end.

Beautifully landscaped grounds with fountain pools and waterfalls
Secluded swimming cove

    Children welcomeYes
    Pets allowedNo
    Smoking allowedNo
    Suitable for disabledNo




    Travel from Travel to Bedrooms Max guests Minimum night stay Villa nightly rate
    TODAY 14th Dec 2017 10 20 5
    15th Dec 2017 14th April 2018 10 20 7
    15th April 2018 14th Dec 2018 10 20 5
    Your price includes the villa accommodation, its grounds, staff (normal hours), linens, towels and utility costs.
    Please note that the rates shown do not include the Barbados Government VAT of 7.5%.
    Refundable Security Deposit: US$2,500 (Provided there are no breakages the deposit will be refunded in full within 7 days of your return)

    Location and Activities





    Activities nearby

     AIRPORT 30
     HOLETOWN 3.1 
     BRIDGETOWN 14.2

    Staff and Dining

    Staff and Dining

  • Your villa price includes a Cook on hand to prepare freshly made meals, at any time, should you choose.
  • The cost of food ingredients are additional and are sourced by your Cook or yourself should you prefer.
  •  Additional staff include

    • Butler
    • Housekeeper
    • Assistant Housekeeper
    • Laundress
    • Boatman
    • Security Guard

    Nearby Restaurants

    Restaurant Cusisine Location
    Champers Eclectic Rockley 
    Cin Cin Mediterranean St James
    Daphnes Italian Paynes Bay 
    Il Tempio Italian  Fitts 
    Lone Star European  The Garden 
    Mullins Beach Restaurant International  Mullins 
    Pisces International  St Lawrence Gap 
    Spago Italian Holetown
    The Cliff Eclectic  Derricks 
    The Mews International  Holetown 
    The Tides European  Holetown 
    The Fish Pot Mediterranean  Port St Charles 

    Guest Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    Crystal Springs
    Review by Sarah, February 8, 2011
    This place was lovely blah blah

    01/08/2010 - Barbara and Larry - New York

    The staff has been a joy, the manager available when ever needed and I'm in love with the house and the property. Thanks - the property is wonderfully maintained and is a delight!

    02/01/2007 - Tony Musca -

    It was a wonderful vacation.