- Status: For Rent
- Furnishings: Fully Furnished
- Pool: Swimming Pool
This opulent Oliver Messel style villa is set on lush gardens, merging indoor and outdoor living to create a tropical setting with fabulous entertaining and living spaces. Along with this luxurious furnishings complement the design concept which features a large covered terrace leading unto the enticing swimming with 2 pool side gazebos.
Summer US$ 2,365
Winter US$ 3,800
Passing through the gates of Leamington, one feels the pressures of the outside world gently slip away; the sound of waves breaking gently on the white sands, combined with the pleasant sea breezes and intoxicating scent of tropical flowers, creates an air of tranquility that immediately embraces you.
The opulent beachfront villa, set within two acres of lush, tropical gardens, provides a magical setting ideal for families or groups looking for a more personalized holiday alternative to the larger hotels on the island. The timeless essence of Leamington’s sophisticated yet unpretentious elegance is reminiscent of its past, when famed movie stars Greta Garbo and Claudette Colbert dined under the Caribbean stars, and glamour juxtaposed effortlessly with relaxed island-style living.
Designed by Oliver Messel, famed English stage designer and architect, Leamington is a fine example of his distinctive style, expertly merging the interior and exterior living spaces to create an idyllic tropical setting for refined island living and entertaining. Messel discovered Leamington when he stayed at the villa in the 1950’s; he found it so enticing that he persuaded his friends Dru and Jack Heinz (of Heinz Foods) to purchase the estate. Mrs. Heinz then commissioned Messel to rebuild the Pavilion, and his signature style transformed Leamington into one of the most stunning properties on the island today.
Recently renovated and refurbished, Leamington’s meticulous décor blends luxurious furnishings, noteworthy antiques and personalized touches to make the villa truly one of a kind. The villa is filled with European and Caribbean-inspired artwork, including paintings, sculptures and hand-painted furniture, as well as artisanal finishes such as sculpted cornices and coral stone archways.
While Leamington is replete with architectural and design interest, intrinsically it is a home. Recent guests described their first impressions: ‘From the instant we arrived, we felt ensconced in luxury…everyone was totally hit by the ‘Wow’ factor of this beautiful house; it’s absolutely stunning yet at the same time, calm and comfortable. You really couldn’t ask for better.’
The main salon, located at the centre of the villa, opens onto a large covered terrace with casual dining and living areas, suitable for entertaining large groups and parties, yet cozy enough for a more intimate tête-à-tête. Dark wicker furniture, overstuffed white pillows and billowing curtains create a breezy atmosphere ideal for outdoor living, one of the most enticing features of a Caribbean holiday villa. There is also a separate formal dining room, decorated in the Rococo style, featuring classical statues in corner niches framed by shells and coral, surrounding a stunning marble dining table with an antiqued mirrored top. Flowering trellises adorn the entranceways, creating a romantic atmosphere ideal for candlelit dining on cool Caribbean nights.
Beyond the main terrace is the villa’s classically shaped swimming pool, where crystal waters entice guests for early morning laps, midday dips to escape from the heat of the sun and evening soaks beneath the stars. Emerald green lawns flank the pool where chaise longues await sunbathers, as well as two enchanting gazebos designed by famed local architect, Larry Warren. Painted in the trademark ‘Messel Green’, the gazebos are topped by two lifelike cast lead Barbadian Green Monkeys and feature Messel-inspired copper chandeliers, both created by Barbadian craftsman James Barrow. The dining gazebo is ideal for casual dining or afternoon tea, while the other features an oversized lounger, inviting chats with friends over a round of rum punches, catching up on the latest novel or sneaking in an afternoon nap. As one guest so aptly stated, Leamington is ‘the perfect setting to do nothing; read, talk about things you never get ‘round to, watch the sunset – and simply, chill.’
The beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the pool feature lush, tropical gardens with hibiscus, bougainvillea, orchids, ixoras and ornamental palms. The well-established trees provide natural privacy, ample shade and a relaxed atmosphere. Whimsical bronze statues, a lily pond and inviting nooks for a few quiet moments to read, meditate or simply listen to the waves, help complete the garden’s charming allure.
The garden culminates with over 200 ft. of frontage to the Caribbean Sea, where immaculate white sands entice you to sink your toes in, and crystal blue waters hold treasures of a vibrant coral reef just a short swim from shore. Snorkelers can view stunning corals and tropical fish while cavorting with visiting turtles, a delight to all who visit Leamington. For those who prefer land-based activities, there is a beautiful lawn tennis court and small gym on premises, and golf enthusiasts can play the Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill courses, all within 20 minutes’ drive.
Leamington’s four air-conditioned bedrooms feature charming décor, fine-quality linens and hand-painted furnishings, enhanced by warm lighting, unique artwork and ample yet cozy space for private relaxation. Each features a spacious, en suite marble bathroom, exquisitely decorated with crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling curtains and luxurious linens. Two of the guest rooms are located in one wing off the main salon, while a third guest bedroom and the luxurious master suite, featuring a stunning canopied bed, are located in another more recently built wing designed by Larry Warren. The master bedroom opens onto a trellised sitting area with comfortable seating, a flat-screen television and flowering vines, not to mention stunning views of the manicured gardens and swimming pool.
Beyond the enchanting surroundings and luxurious amenities, perhaps one of the most alluring features of your stay at Leamington is the five-star service provided by the villa’s experienced staff: ‘As much as the house is exquisitely furnished, designed and maintained, it excels most of all because of such wonderful, professional and engaging staff; they are the icing on the Leamington cake.’ There is a butler, two housekeepers, chef, gardener, night watchman and dedicated property manager on hand to ensure your comfort; it is their objective that you thoroughly enjoy every moment of your holiday from start to finish, leaving with memories to last a lifetime. As a recent guest proclaimed: ‘I don’t think we could ever have imagined quite how blissfully relaxing a time we’d have at Leamington. It was from the very first moment to the very last, absolute heaven. The house couldn’t have been nicer, the food couldn’t have been better and, most importantly, the staff couldn’t have been kinder and more wonderfully thoughtful. Their friendliness, warmth and ability to second guess our every wish will never be forgotten.’
While the serene setting and luxurious pampering of the Leamington estate can make one feel miles away from the island’s pulsing lifestyle, its location near both historic Speightstown and vibrant Holetown, offers easy access to shopping, fine dining, charming beachfront cafes and vibrant nightlife. Full concierge services are available to assist with reservations and other arrangements.
Leamington Cottage, set just at the water’s edge, can be rented in conjunction with the main house should an additional bedroom be needed.
Note: Children welcomed by special request.
- iPod Dock
- DVD player
- Pool Shower
- Hair Dryers
- TV with Cable
- Ceiling fans – throughout
- Children-permission required
Amenities:All bedrooms air conditioned, All bedrooms en suite, BBQ, Beach Access, Beach front, Cable TV, Ceiling fans in all bedrooms, Deck / Decking, Enclosed Gardens, Established gardens, Fully staffed, Gazebo, Golf available, Guest cottage, Gym, Hair dryer, IPOD Docking Station, Luxury Finishes, Master bedroom en suite, Night watchman, Private location, Private terrace / deck, Restaurants close by, Safes in all Bedrooms, Security Alarm, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Wireless broadband connection
Please click below to view the menu(s):
- Breakfast Menu
- Breakfast Menu
- Breakfast Menu
- Lunch Menu - Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast
- Lunch Menu - Club Sandwiches
- Lunch Menu - Catch Of The Day
- Gala Dinner Menu - Fisherman Catch Of The Day
- Gala Dinner Menu - Marinated Local Pork Chops
- Gala Dinner Menu - Beef Wellington
- Gala Dinner Menu - Fisherman Catch Of The Day
|04/15/2017 - 12/14/2017||5 night minimum stay||4||US$ 2,365|
|12/15/2017 - 04/14/2018||5 night minimum stay||4||US$ 3,800|
|12/20/2017 - 01/10/2018||14 night minimum stay||4||US$ 7,400|
|04/15/2018 - 12/14/2018||5 night minimum stay||4||US$ 2,365|
All rates subject to 7.5% VAT, Children allowed by special request
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- Fisherman's pub: This is one of the best places on island to experience true ‘Bajan’ food, ranging from fish cakes, baked pork to pepperpot beef stew set within an authentic ‘rum shop’ design.
- Arlington House: Housed in a restored eighteenth century building, Arlington House is an interactive three-story museum that is both educational and engaging. Children in particular will love the interactive and audio visual features of the museum and the whole family will enjoy learning about Barbados' heritage.
- Port St Charles Yacht Club: Full service bar and restaurant, with a panoramic view of Port St. Charles beach along the West Coast; has been deservingly coined the phrase ‘Simply Paradise’.
- Archer's Hall Design Centre: Offering unique West Indian pieces within a 17th century showroom.
- Orange Street Corner Grocer: Great European style bistro making fantastic homemade pizzas.
- Speightstown Mall: This mall has a variety of stores ranging from a convenience store, clothing stores, Bank, art gallery, and fruit and vegetable vendors.
- East Moon Restaurant: The only Chinese restaurant on the north of the island within a chattel house at reasonable prices.
- Fish Pot Restaurant: Dining at the Fish Pot restaurant located within Little Good Harbour is a fantastic way to experience the northern side of the country. Set in the small eighteenth-century fort at the water's edge, the restaurant is airy and informal, the restaurant offers a truly gourmet dining experience in delightful surroundings.
- Banking Institutions: There are three banks available in Speightstown, these are Royal Bank of Canada, Republic Bank and First Caribbean International Bank.
- Jordan’s Supermarket: Providing all the items you need to make your stay feel at home.
- Wave Rider: This casual restaurant serves lunch, dinner and drinks with a breathtaking view of the sea.
- Six Men’s Fish Market: A popular fish market provides a fresh variety of fish from dolphin, marlin, tuna and, of course, flying fish. The market becomes alive on Friday night where the adjacent rum shop plays music and serves drink.
- Gallery of Caribbean Art: This prestigious facility hosts numerous exhibitions throughout the year, highlighting the work of the region's finest artists, sculptors and photographers.
|Henrey, Eleen, Rvaivi, Bell|
|Our week at Leamington Pavilion was a 5 star dream. Thank you so much to Arnold, Pearson, Fillyne, Andrea, Sandra and Ingrid for all your care and attention. We have never been so spoiled! Pearson every meal was amazing but the beef and the lamb were outstanding. It was so lovely listening to you talk about the menus and how were going to prepare the dishes- we tasted every detail! Truly delicious!! Arnold you created a wonderful experience for us and we are very grateful for your attentions despite this being a very difficult time for you. Thank you, thank you, thank you and hope we see you all again next year!!|
|To everyone working at Leamington Pavilion, I had a wonderful stay. Delicious food by Pearson and everyone was lovely to me. Arnold was so nice and helpful.|
|Langley/Tarabay Family |
|The children will undoubtedly be unsatisfied with taking or things on our return- won’t quite be the same. However, it is time to leave and go back to the real world. Thank you for being wonderful and every kindness you showed us we truly appreciated you all: Lots of love to you all|
|To the Chef (Pearson) What an incredible week of dining we have enjoyed. You are so very talented and went beyond to please my family each satisfying from the first courses. We look forward to dining with you again one day.|
|To the Butler (Arnold) Wow! What an experience we have had at the Leamington Pavilion. It was fabulous and that is due to your hospitality of making my family so comfortable and at home. We will return in the future! Until then we will cherish our fond memories.|
|Our memories of Barbados will always be framed by our time at Leamington Pavilion. It’s so refreshing to stay in a house that has character and history- a little piece of Barbados in and of itself. The true magic of staying here is attributable to the staff. The service is absolutely world class and second to none. If only we could convince them to come home with us to Australia. The owners are very blessed to have them and we thank the Sapcote family for sharing them with us. Arnold (Butler) has completely spoilt us. Pearson (Chef) is a kindred spirit – because of his passion for food – which we also share. I’d give up any meal in a top rated Michelin restaurant for Perason’s food any day! All of the housekeeping staff are beautiful – friendly, interested yet tactful un-intrusive. Felyne keeps the house impeccable.|
|Yes our trip was wonderful and the staff was fantastic. I wanted to bring Arnold home with me, be he needed to stay there for future guests! Thanks for your help. We loved Leamington Pavilion|
|Andy and Rita Maylen, and Phoebe|
|Had the most relaxing and luxurious holiday ever, so much better than any hotel, even Sandy Lane didn’t come close! The staff took first class care of us, intrusive, exactly right. Food was lovely, as was Peasron, our chef and Arnold was just great. The girls, who looked after us so well, were just wonderful. The house is stunning and just out of the garden gate is the beach with jet-skis and water sports. Will be returning for sure, probably later this year. Hoped to go for Christmas, but someone got there first!|
|My wife and I were married there in 2002. It was by far one of the best vacation experience either of us have ever experiences. The villa and all of its accommodation were perfect. The staff…unbelievable, the climate, the setting, everything exceed our expectations. I would recommend this location to anyone for any reason, and in our opinion…a steal for the cost. We could not have asked for a more perfect destination wedding site.|