Sandy Lane, Aliseo, Sandy Lane, St. James



Property Code: BSIR438
Status: N/A
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Pool: Swimming Pool, Plunge Pool

This beautiful tropical villa, complete with 9 en-suite bedrooms capable of sleeping up to 18 persons, is ideal for the perfect family vacation. Situated high atop the picturesque Sandy Lane Estate, the property is run like an exclusive boutique hotel, and maintains extremely high standards on par with its elite location.


Description

“Welcome to Aliseo, Sandy Lane”

Said with a gracious smile, as I am led through the foyer of this magnificent villa on the island’s Platinum Coast. Italian in origin, the name “Aliseo” translates to mean “Tradewind” in English, and as its name suggests, this property is a breath of fresh air.

This beautiful tropical villa, complete with 9 en-suite bedrooms capable of sleeping up to 18 persons, is ideal for the perfect family vacation. Situated high atop the picturesque Sandy Lane Estate, the property is run like an exclusive boutique hotel, and maintains extremely high standards on par with its elite location. A testament to this, on my arrival I am greeted by the gracious and un-assuming Butler of the property. As is his duty to fulfill all requests by the patrons of Aliseo, all requests no matter how small are swiftly and efficiently dealt with, from organising a personal trainer to a yoga or pilates expert, or an in-house spa experience, encompassing the full spectrum of treatments, a cocktail party or customized island tour with picnic, the butler goes above and beyond to ensure the satisfaction of his guests; he does it all with an easy grace, his sweet manner making life at Aliseo just that extra bit special.

On my personal guided tour of the property, I encounter some of the most delightfully furnished rooms I have ever been given the grace to see. Every room is out-fitted with air conditioning, beautiful panel ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms, walk in wardrobes and flat screen TV’s. Every room is unique in its design and layout, the décor has a very English Baroque feel to it with heavy drapery and ornate rugs co-existing alongside beautifully made mahogany and oak pieces. You almost begin to feel as though you are residing in an old castle by the seaside. However, there are distinctive touches which highlight the nature of its tropical location. The two-storey villa hones in on an old Bajan Plantation element that one cannot help but feel comfortable in; the upper level houses very tastefully designed bedrooms, all with arresting views of the manicured grounds. The “Bajan Suite” or Master Suite, has its own private terrace overlooking the stunning garden and swimming pool below. It is elegant and private with a beautiful 4 poster king size bed alongside gorgeous mahogany armoires and vanities, giving it that special old world Caribbean charm. The Ocean Suite and Monkey Suites are equipped with two twin beds fitted in crisp white linens and corresponding décor to match the themes suggested in the names, such as a monkey lamp and wall art, tropical fish dresser and light fixtures all with little jungle animal accents. These youthful artistic touches make these suites ideal for families with young children.

The suites on the lower level provide the very same luxurious furnishings with light crisp fabrics juxtaposed with heavy antique accents, providing a grand yet understated elegance. The Garden Suite is the only room which allows full access to the exquisite lawns and garden directly from the room itself, with beautiful doors opening onto the expansive poolside terrace. The open spaces and airy, feel is a compliment to this exceptional villa, as one wanders from room to room engaged in awe at the beautiful art adorning the walls. Every room has something beautiful to offer.

Luxurious décor aside, Aliseo is much more than just a pretty face. The staff here are dedicated to making your stay as comfortable and carefree as possible. A holiday at Aliseo can start with a VIP meet and greet at the airport where guests are whisked through immigration queues and escorted to air conditioned luxury vehicles that await to take guests to the villa, an elegant start to what would be a very stylish vacation. Apart from the delightful butler, Aliseo offers guests the services of a housekeeper, laundress and a top rated chef, who can prepare an intimate breakfast or a sumptuous feast for 18, a relaxed lunch by the pool, or a more formal 3 course dinner if required; your wish is his command and he caters to the individual needs of each client. All guests also have access through Sandy Lane to the beach facility where they are provided with sun beds and umbrellas. Guests are also entitled to use the hotel’s award winning golf course, restaurants and spa by reservation. The butler can also arrange for cocktail evenings or afternoon canapés for some in-house entertainment, or even perhaps a wedding or two….and I hear through the grapevine that his rum punch is a force to be reckoned with!

Aliseo is the perfect venue for a wedding reception, what an ideal place to start your journey together. The beautifully manicured grounds offer more than enough space and the tropical flora ensures an amazing backdrop for the exchanging of vows on that special day. Ginger lilies cascade down from a coral stone wall alongside banana and coconut palms, neem trees and a shocking violet bougainvillea, all coming together to form a botanical vista that could compete with the Garden of Eden. The focal point of the garden would have to be the elevated private gazebo; its lofty heights descend down to the pool and provide a wide vista of the arresting beauty of this luxurious property as well as breathtaking sea views.

Apart from the innate beauty of its surroundings, the interiors have some distractions of their own; the villa offers an entertainment room with a karaoke machine and jukebox and an adjacent smaller kitchen. The room opens up straight onto the terrace and garden, giving guests access to all areas of the villa from this central point, assuring an effortless flow of traffic for all. There is also a media room come cinema which could rival any major movie theatre. Box-office movie posters adorn the walls as well as a giant screen directly opposite a russet coloured plush leather couch of extreme degrees of comfort; I know because I gave it a go. You would not need to ever leave the walls of this villa, as it has got everything you need to guarantee a great vacation.

There is also a games room that appeals to a whole other palate of amusement entirely; kitted out with pool/casino table, table tennis board, and retro décor on the walls from the likes of the Rat Pack and artist Arthur Sarnoff.

For all those on vacation who want to stay in shape in the comfort of their own home, there is an in-house gym with treadmill and weight machines. One can clearly conclude that there is something for everyone here at Aliseo. Customized arrangements can be made with the villa staff or the West Coast Villas concierge service. Special wedding packages are available on request and West Coast Villas provides a 24 hour committed property management service.

Article written by Nicola Wilson

Additional Information

The Garden suite has access to a private patio which leads out to the swimming pool


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Features

  • Fully staffed
  • Private location
  • Close to amenities
  • Manicured gardens
  • Gazebo nestled within greenery
  • Located in the Sandy Lane Estate
  • Access to new beach bar at Sandy Lane

Amenities

110 volts
220 volts
ADSL
Air conditioning
All bedrooms air conditioned
All bedrooms en suite
BBQ
Baby Bath
Bar
Bath Robes
Beach Access
Beach chairs
Boardgames
Breezy location
Ceiling fans
Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
Cinema
Close to beach
Computer
DVD / Video
Deck / Decking
Electric gates
Electric water heater
Enclosed Gardens
Established gardens
Flat screen TV
Fully staffed
Gated entrance
Gazebo
Gym
House keepers quarters
IPOD Docking Station
Ice maker
Lock off bedrooms
Luxury Finishes
Master bedroom en suite
Media Room
Pantry
Plunge Pool
Pool Table
Restaurants close by
Rollaway Bed
Safes in all Bedrooms
Security Alarm
Security Safe
Security guard
Solar Power Hot Water
Sun loungers
Sun umbrellas
Swimming Pool
TV
TVs in bedrooms
Telephone
Terrace
Towels included
Travel Cot
Walking distance to beach
Water storage tanks
Wireless broadband connection

Bedrooms Information

Bajan Suite - Master - third floor - (King)
Ocean Suite - second floor - (King)
Tradewinds Suite- second floor - (King)
Monkey Suite - second floor - (King)
Wood Dove Suite - second floor - (King)
Garden Suite - first floor - (King)
Plantation Suite - first floor - (King)
Coral Suite - first floor - (King)
Sandals suite - first floor - (King)

Bathrooms Information

Bajan Suite - Master - Ensuite (Bath and Shower)
Ocean Suite - Ensuite (Bath and Shower)
Tradewinds Suite- Ensuite (Shower only)
Monkey Suite - Ensuite (Shower only)
Wood Dove Suite - Ensuite (Shower only)
Garden Suite - Ensuite (Bath and Shower)
Plantation Suite - Ensuite (Shower only)
Coral Suite - Ensuite (Shower only)
Sandals suite - Ensuite (Shower only)

Staff


StaffHours
Villa Manager Visits property regularly and available on demand
Butler 7 days per week.
Housekeeper/Laundress 7 days per week. 2 Housekeepers/Laundresses. 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Chef 7 days per week. Prepares up to 3 meals a day.
Gardener  
Night watchman  

Points Of Interest

  • The Beach House Restaurant and Bar: Open for lunch and dinner, this beachfront restaurant delivers quality Caribbean food with a Mediterranean flair. So whether you just want to lounge with a sun downer or dine looking unto the calm sea, this is a great and central location.
  • Tides Restaurant: Culinary art awaits you at the water’s edge of the Platinum Coast offering the perfect blend of ambience and mouth-watering culinary creations.
  • The Cliff Restaurant: Incredible setting matched with creative cuisine – an essential must see whilst in Barbados
  • Daphne's Restaurant: Being part of the of Barbados’ acclaimed Elegant Hotels Group has drawn tourists and celebrities to this elegant Italian fine dining restaurant.
  • The Spa Cafe located at The Sandy Lane Hotel: Experience casual dining where soups, sandwiches and light mains are offered right next to the brilliant swimming pool and lovely cascading waterfall feature.
  • Bajan Blue Restaurant located at The Sandy Lane Hotel: European, Caribbean and Asian inspired cuisine is served at this informal, amphitheatre influenced all day dining restaurant.
  • Clubhouse Restaurant  located at The Sandy Lane Hotel: Beyond the fairways is the stunning restaurant and bar with tremendous Caribbean Sea and Golf Course Views. Ideal for light leisurely lunches, relaxed coffees or sundown cocktails.
  • L'Acajou Restaurant  located at The Sandy Lane Hotel: Open air beachfront setting specializing in light cuisine paired with an array of wines
  • Sandy Lane Golf Course: This prestigious golf resort offers two world class Golf courses. These are ‘The Green Monkey’ which is a must see and is designed by Tom Fazio and ‘The Old Nine’ which is a favourite for repeat guest.
  • Scarlet Restaurant: ‘Eat, drink’, play’ is this electric restaurant slogan where superb food, fantastic cocktails and good fun lies.
  • Tennis  located at The Sandy Lane Hotel: Floodlit tennis courts are available where professional matches can be played or tutoring can be arranged.
  • Food Van: Just South of The Sandy Lane Estate is a local vendor serving traditional Bajan delights during lunch time.
  • Zaccios: A beachfront restaurant serving an International cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Known for their yummy pizzas; be sure to try this out!
  • Mr. Vic: This is a casual restaurant that is children friendly and is a popular local hangout which dishes up a combination of Caribbean/British food.

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