Hunter Cottage

Hunter Cottage
Pool /lovely gardens SUMMER SPECIAL: 10% discount on listed rate plus complimentary car rental. 5 night minimum
Summer Rate
US $2,275 per week
Winter Rate
US $3,325 per week
3 bedroom House
3 bathrooms

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Rental Information

Summer Rates

US $2,275 (BDS $4,550 )

SUMMER 2016 SPECIAL: 10% discount on our summer rate and a complimentary car rental - covers the base rental car cost for a 4 passenger compact car and delivery of the car to your villa upon arrival, or at airport if preferred. Valid on rentals of 5 nights or longer and on new villa reservations only. Special conditions apply. Clients are responsible for upgrades, gas, mandatory liability insurance & Barbados license. The Summer Season is from the 15th April to 14th December.

Winter Rates

US $3,325 (BDS $6,650 )

Priced per week.
The Winter Season is from the 15th December to the 14th of April.

Additional
Notes

Rates are subject to 7.5% VAT.
Rates are subject to a 10% service charge.

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Hunter_pool and deck set in beautiful gardens
Pool & pagoda for relaxing by pool in shade
Exterior-entrance to villa with large uncovered front patio
Hunter_living room opening to front patio
Living and dining both opening to front patio
Living and dining on evening
Hunter_dining room showing access to bedrooms 2&3 and inner courtyard opening to master and kitchen on left
Hunter_kitchen opening to inner courtyard off master bedroom and dining room
Short bridge leading to pool deck at Hunter
Deck for relaxing by pool and enjoying gardens at Hunter
Master bedroom
Master bedroom showing access to large en suite bathroom
Master bathroom _showing tub and vanity
Master bathroom-showing shower and vanity
Hunter_Bedroom 2 showing access to en suite bathroom
Bathroom en suite to bedroom 2
Hunter_bedroom 3
Bathroom en suite to bedroom 3
Pool at Hunter set in spacious beautiful gardens
Pool view
Cottage at dusk from waterfall that flows into pool
Entrance to cottage at dusk
Castle beach- just steps away from "Hunter"
Crane beach-5 minutes drive from "Hunter"
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Hunter is one of only ten privately-owned villas in the colourful gardens of Castle Close Estate. This cottage offers a spacious living room with peaked ceiling, an adjoining dining room to seat eight, a lovely kitchen with moulded counter tops, and a separate laundry with washer and dryer. An enclosed courtyard, accessed from the master bedroom, dining room, and kitchen, offers private alfresco dining.

There are three air-conditioned bedrooms, each equipped with ceiling fans and an ensuite bathroom. The master bedroom contains a king-size bed, and the bathroom has both a shower stall and a tub. One of the other bedrooms is furnished with a king-sized bed and the second with two singles. From a large terrace off the living and dining areas, the soothing sounds of a waterfall by the pool can be enjoyed. The private pool and deck are accessed off this terrace via a short wooden bridge. For those who prefer to sit around the pool in a shaded location, a pagoda has been added to provide some protection from the sun at one end of the pool deck.

Naomi, the housekeeper at Hunter cottage for the past twelve years, is there to take care of  housekeeping needs such as changing and laundering of linens and cleaning of the cottage.  She is experienced enough to deal with this, familiarise you with the cottage and assist you without being intrusive, allowing you to relax completely and enjoy a real vacation. 

For those guests who wish to try local dishes in the cottage, additional arrangements can be made for a cook.

There are several beaches within easy walking distance and the Crane beach and Bottom Bay beach, two of the most popular beaches on the South East coast of Barbados are five and ten minutes drive from the cottage respectively. 

Like all of the Castle Close Villas, this cottage has been tastefully furnished, and the use of coral stone wall finishes and tropical hardwood floors make it a very appealing place to stay.

Security is provided in the Castle Close Complex between 7pm and 5 am daily.

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Summer Rate text: 
SUMMER 2016 SPECIAL: 10% discount on our summer rate and a complimentary car rental - covers the base rental car cost for a 4 passenger compact car and delivery of the car to your villa upon arrival, or at airport if preferred. Valid on rentals of 5 nights or longer and on new villa reservations only. Special conditions apply. Clients are responsible for upgrades, gas, mandatory liability insurance & Barbados license. The Summer Season is from the 15th April to 14th December.
Available
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Booking & Cancellation Policy

  • 25% deposit and a signed copy of the booking form are required in order to confirm booking.
  • Balance due - 60 days prior to commencement of rental.
  • If booking is cancelled before this 60-day deadline, full payment will be refunded with the exception of a US$100 cancellation fee.
  • If booking is cancelled within 60-day deadline we can refund only what is rebooked (less US$100 cancellation fee).
  • Travel insurance should be investigated in case something arises and you cannot travel.

Property Amenities


Bedrooms: All with AC; ceiling fans & hairdryers                          Bathrooms: Bath & Beach towels provided
Bedroom 1 - 1 King; safe                                                                                           Bathroom 1 - Shower,Tub, Toilet, Double Vanity
Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen;                                                                                                Bathroom 2 - Shower, Toilet, Vanity
Bedroom 3 - 2 Twins                                                                                                  Bathroom 3 - Shower, Toilet, Vanity

Kitchen: Fridge; Oven; Countertop Stove; Freezer;                        Entertainment: WiFi; Cable TV; DVD Player;
Dish Washer; Microwave; Kettle                                                                                  Docking station for ipod; Radio
Toaster; Blender; Coffee percolator                                                                                BBQ
Washing machine; Dryer; Cooler

Pool: Outdoor swimming pool with waterfall                                               Security: Security provided in Castle Close Complex 7pm to 5am

General: Suitable for children; no pets allowed

 



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Reviews

Review: 
In summer of 2011, our family (2 adults and 1 active 2.5 yr old toddler) spent a month at Hunter Cottage. We knew it was a pretty property from the online photos, that there was a pool and that the bedrooms were air-conditioned. But being ex-pat Bajans ourselves, and knowing that mid July to mid August is some of the hottest weather of the year in Barbados, foremost in our minds was how important architecture and layout are to keeping a tropical house bearable to live in. We were not sure what to expect in terms of the common areas of the house, where we knew we wanted to spend time with family and friends. Our fears were quickly allayed! The house is built with traditional features, such as a high conical living room ceiling, fixed with a ceiling fan to aid in circulation of air, which easily made the living/dining area the heart of all activity at the house. The front verandah off the living/dining area, which leads to the pool area was another pleasant, continuous space for socializing. There is also a gas grill in the corner of the verandah, so that many an evening was spent grilling just off the dining room, with easy transfer of food between the grill and the dining table. We also appreciated that there were gates with latches at strategic points to help us control movement of our toddler down the front steps to the garden, or on through to the pool area. Our only criticism would be that a slightly more secure type of latch be used on these gates, as our little one soon figured out how to open the latches. It did take her some effort though, giving us time to note her attempts to escape! The gardens at the back of the house were also very expansive and our little one and her visiting cousins enjoyed streaking up and down the lawns. The gazebo by the pool was great for appletinis with girl friends whilst the husbands took care of the children! And the pool itself, with its step-down change of shallow to deep end, made it easy to marshall children during pool time, and ensure that all were safe. The waterfall was also hit with the kids, and warmed the pool water nicely. The bedrooms were nicely appointed, and very roomy, with equally beautiful bathrooms. The semi- separation of one of the three bedrooms across the small inner courtyard of the house, also meant that a friend was able to visit, and have their own space away from the noise of a family with a young toddler. The kitchen was another pleasant surprise, in that it is connected to the central courtyard, and it was pleasant to eat an evening meal just off the kitchen. The kitchen is fresh and simple in design, but has all the conveniences one might want (stove, standard fridge/freezer along with a separate, additional stand alone freezer, oven, microwave, blender, double sinks, good assortment of glasses and cups for inside and out ) with the washing machine and drier area adjoining. What is more, we experienced a tropical disturbance whilst there, with lots of rain, and wind, and came through it with no problem. The staff of Ronald Stoute came by to alert us of the impending inclement weather, and helped us get prepared in case of any disruptions to water and power; but we had nothing to worry about. The house is built to accommodate the tropical changes in weather, and a rainy day spent in the house was equally as enjoyable as a hot, sunny one. We also liked that the house sits in a neighbourhood of similar houses, so it really feels like a home away from home, as one could get used to the staff that tended the other houses, pools and gardens coming and going in the mornings and afternoons. We also had some friends rent a property nearby, and it was pleasant to have the choice to socialize as neighbours, or hole up in our respective properties as the mood dictated. It is really good for socialising, and you can compartmentalize groups around the house, verandah, courtyard and pool area. The gardens are really beautiful, and you can take a short stroll down the road to the cliffs, or walk down to the beach itself (though you should exercise caution in the water here if you are not a good swimmer). The Crane Beach and Shell Beach are better options for swimming and are within a few minutes’ drive of the villa. Despite the tucked away location of the gated Castle Close neighbourhood, supermarkets, a doctor's office, pharmacy, informal restaurants, the airport, and upscale dining (at the Crane) were also within 3-15 minutes of the house, and this was a real convenience. You are also well placed to take drives up the rugged East Coast where you really get to see the most beautiful parts of the island. The historic Atlantis Hotel can also be visited for their famous Bajan buffet. There was also night security in the neighbourhood, which was a nice touch, though things were invariably peaceful. Last, but not least, is the housekeeper who tended to our every need and for us, really is as much as a draw to Hunter as its physical comforts. Naomi is a treasure, and with 10+ years as caretaker of Hunter Cottage, we were in excellent hands. She was invariably helpful and pleasant, kept everything spic and span, and our daughter fell in love with her. She knew every nook, cranny and idiosyncracy of the house, was very helpful in guiding us through the myriad of light and fan switches in each room (it takes a while to figure out what turns on what.the switches are not always logically organised!), and making other suggestions to make our stay more pleasant. In the space of one month, she felt like one of the family, and we look forward to seeing her and Hunter Cottage again next year! N.B. We did return to Hunter again for five weeks in the summer of 2012 and the house once again lived up to all of our expectations.

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Hunter cottage, is in the Castle Close secluded small development of 10 delightful villas, amongst immaculate gardens set away from the tourist area of Barbados. St Philip has some of the best beaches on the island, all very close to Hunters Cottage. The villa itself, is a bright, airy and a beautifully furnished home, equipped to a high standard, and lovingly cared for by Naomi (housekeeper) and Keith (gardener) who went about their daily work with discretion. It really is a home away from home, with everything you require to make it such an idyllic place to stay for your holiday. I would recommend Hunters cottage to anyone wanting a quiet, luxurious relaxing stay, but note a car is needed.

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There are a number of things that I could comment On, from the outstanding service from day one of contacting The staff at Ronald and Stoute company their went out of their way To make our holiday a dream come true! We arrived to one of the most beautiful properties I have seen The house is even more beautiful than the pictures! We couldn't of asked for a more RELAXING place to stay. From walking on th sea cliffs, Listening to the waves crash on a evening, watching the monkeys play in the trees, to our own kids Never leaving the pool ! It will for sure be now an annual holiday location for us!

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We recently spent two lovely weeks at Hunter Cottage. As we have vacationed in Barbados for over 20 years and stayed on all the coasts, I can honestly say that there is something magical about Castle Close, a group of privately owned homes. It is an area of serenity - cottages with every modern convenience tucked among colourful well maintained gardens with a variety of tropical species. Hunter is one cottage away from a beautiful deserted beach which we walked each day. Although the sea can be rough, there is a small protected area (Shark's Hole) a ten minute walk at best, where the swimming is perfect, even for children. We were also in Hunter's large pool daily. The house has been recently redecorated in soothing neutrals. It has a spacious layout with two large bedrooms centrally located and the third off an enclosed outdoor area providing a little extra privacy. The housekeeper is a gem - lovely and helpful. The cottage was spotless. Although we were a group of four winter weary seniors, this property would be great for families as it is well fenced - both around the spacious terrace off the main rooms, and also gated from the pool area, which has lots of shade options. Can't wait to return next year.

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