A privately owned 11-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 70'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. There are 7 luxury suites, each beautifully appointed are air conditioned and feature Bose sound systems.
The accommodation is housed in four separate wings: there are two suites in the Great House, two in the Plantation Wing, two in the Messel Wing and one in the Pavilion. 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 5 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 14 exemplary staff at Fustic House will do their utmost to make your vacation at this unique home a memorable one.
Fustic House is very child friendly with a Games Room in the Plantation wing and a trampoline on the grounds.
Bedroom 1: King size bed, Air conditioning, Bose sound system, En-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 2: Wisteria Suite King size bed, Air conditioning, Bose sound
Bedroom 3: Sunset View 2 Twin beds, Air conditioning, Bose sound system, Adjacent bathroom.
Bedroom 4: Seaview Suite 2 Twin beds, Air conditioning, Bose sound system, Adjacent bathroom.
Bedroom 5 - Mahogany Suite King size bed, Air conditioning, Bose sound system, En-suite bathroom, Outdoor shower.
Bedroom 6 - Wicker Suite King size bed, Air conditioning, Bose sound system, En-suite bathroom, Outdoor shower.
Bedroom 7: King size bed, Air conditioning, Bose sound system, En-suite
- 60 high inch definition plasma TV with Blu-Ray
- DVD /CD system
- Air conditioned Bedrooms
- Digital TV/Cable
- Home Theatre
- In house Gym
- High Speed Wireless ADSL (Broadband)
- Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
- Fax Machine
- Ceiling fans
- Lotus lake
- Orchid walk
- Arawak cave system
- Mahogany park
- Alfresco dining
- World famous, Oliver Messel designed, lagoon style pool built into the coral ridge- 48ft x 17ft; 3ft at shallow end and 6ft at deep end.
- Complete privacy in 11 acres of landscaped tropical gardens.
- Large sun deck over the tropical ravine.
Just a plane ride away lies the real fantasy island, Barbados. An island that gives a dreamlike, intimate feeling to your trip.
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.
There are many 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. Any shopping lovers will also delight in the unique boutiques found on the Island. Barbados crafts people are highly skilled, especially in the area of pottery – so when visiting the island be sure to look at the local handicrafts and art available!
With so much to offer and more, an exclusive villa 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.
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. Barbados 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.
It truly is a unique Caribbean paradise.
- Ideal for Yoga/Pilates and alternative health treatments.
- Suitable for Business Meetings.
- All guests of Fustic House are entitled to membership at the exclusive Port - St Charles Yacht Club with members only restaurant, bar and swimming pool.
- Beach facilities also available at Port St Charles.
- Near Golf and tennis.
- Near water sports.
Fustic House offers fully serviced luxury experiences, inclusive of nearly everything. If there is anything else you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver's VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver's Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.
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