Villa Equinox, Sandy Lane, St.James, Barbados
Villa Equinox being offered at 4,850,000U$D is a superb home on the remarkable Sandy Lane Estate in Barbados.
Still the most sought after location in Barbados, the Sandy Lane Estate is a stunning estate of large villas on large plots ideally complemented by being adjacent to Sandy Lane Hotel with its owners beach club only accessible by owners of estate villas or their guests.
The Sandy Lane owners beach club has both pedestrian and vehicular access and is located on Sandy Lane Beach renowned as one of the best beaches in Barbados.
There are changing facilities there, a small “cafe” and seating and loungers for the beach. That area of the beach is also very special with its numerous trees offering natural shade across the beach which is quite unique on the west coast of Barbados.
Sandy Lane Hotel is the premier hotel on island and attracts the absolute highest calibre of guest. Located in St James and only 25 minutes to Grantley Adams International Airport and 15 minutes to Bridgetown and 20 minutes to the south coast.
Sports are aplenty, golf can be played at Sandy Lane on either the old 9 or the new international standard course called the Green Monkey. Tennis can be played at Sandy Lane or in Holetown itself.
Holetown is about a two minute drive away and there one has several choices of restaurant from the beach bars at Cocomos or Surfside, to the eateries in Limegrove such as Peppenero or Lemongrass (Italian and Thai) to name but two, to the high end restaurants of Tides, The Cliff or the restaurant at Coral Reef Club or Daphnes, there truly is something for everyone.
Shopping is everywhere, from grocery shopping at Massy, to high end boutique shopping at Gatsby, Louis Vuitton, Polo or Boss. Jewellery shopping is abound at boutiques such as Diamonds international and Cartier.
The house itself sits on 1.3 acres and has over 8500 sq ft. of living space.
There is a gully to the northwest so one will never have neighbours too close and the feeling of having an extended tropical garden is perfect.
The entrance with the electric gates, pretty design and long swooping drive with mature trees and manicured foliage and forna draws one up to the wooden doors of the front entrance.
The house itself is very symmetrical and looks perfect from all angles. Interior coral stone finishes, the grand room and the wonderful staircase are stunning features in this most spacious of homes.
The entrance to the house has clean lines , is breezy and flows into the house with a certain style that must be felt more than looked at.
One is welcomed to the interior open plan sitting and dining room and then led on to the large covered patio with seating for exterior dining. A stone 14 seater circular dining table with lazy susan takes up little room on the magnificent northwesterly facing covered veranda and post dinner relaxation is offered by the lower furnishings on the same veranda.
Stepping down from the veranda a mere 4 steps one descends to the pool deck with the good sized oval pool sitting in amongst stunning foliage and beautifully maintained lawns.
The ground floor of the house, other than the open plan living and dining or Grand Room has a well designed and appointed kitchen with a laundry with an exit to the garage (to help the shortest distance possible with heavy shopping) a seating area for the help and a ¾ bathroom and changing area.
The opposite wing of the house has a tv room or office. Further from the living area sits two large bedrooms with ensuite facilities and walk in closet.
Returning to the main room, the stairwell with its well chiselled design in deep wood, on initial view seems to be back to front but is in fact perfect as one enters the stairs from the grand room not the home’s entrance which allows for a wonderful feel especially when descending to the ground floor.
The stairs go up to a mezzanine floor which has plenty of floor space that can be utilised and not just admired and the large windows overlooking the front driveway and garden give a wonderful feel of space to the house and allows the home to have a wonderful indoor/outdoor feel.
There are three bedrooms upstairs all with full ensuite facilities and with private balconies overlooking the rear of the property, pool and deck.
The master bedroom has a large covered balcony with a view of the ocean, a walk-in closet and a full ensuite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub.
Everything about this property has a touch of class about it From the manicured lawns to the mature well maintained shrubs and trees , from the round stepping stones to the perfect pool deck overlooked by the large veranda. Internally one can just feel the quality and attention to detail, from the staircase with its carved bannisters to the coral rendering utilised throughout the house, from the large bedrooms to the idyllic private balconies this is a stunning property that stands out even in the exalted company of the many stunning homes on The Sandy Lane Estate.
A wonderful home offered at 4,850,000U$D.