Crystal Springs

The Garden, St James, Barbados
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Villa Crystal Springs Barbados. Does the idea of a Caribbean holiday in a historic home surrounded by mature gardens, and all set along the beachfront sound appealing? If so, the Villa Crystal Springs is for you. A ten-bedroom property, it is a truly breathtaking villa that was built in the 1940s of local stone, and which features truly lovely architectural features and style. Updated over the decades with the fine touch of Oliver Messel in the 1960s and then lovingly restored in 2015, it offers the very best of all possible amenities and comforts.

It is a seaside villa in the popular and scenic St. James area of Barbados, and it provides guests with direct access to the beachfront and is one of the very few homes with a cordoned swimming area for complete safety. There is also an 18-foot speedboat made available for guests to enjoy. The property is staffed with a chef, a cook and assistant, two butlers and an array of housekeepers as well as security and a professional boatman.

With almost two acres of private grounds, visitors enjoy mature gardens, stone terraces, and charming paths in addition to the luxurious indoor and outdoor living spaces. One of the most appealing of the outdoor spaces is the infinity edge pool lined with oversized sun beds. Ideal for hours of leisure, it also features a lovely pool house where two of the bedrooms are found. The covered terrace is another outdoor living space comfortably furnished, but overlooking the sea instead of the pool. A dining gazebo, annex, and pavilion also house comfortable and welcoming leisure areas.

Indoors you can enjoy large lounges and living rooms, a full-sized home theater, garden rooms, and the luxury of your bedroom. The main house has three king suites, the Annex features two king suites and the teahouse has one king suite. All of these rooms have luxurious en suite baths. The remaining are located in the pool house and pavilion, and they share large bathrooms.

Whether for a holiday or special event, the Villa Crystal Springs is a truly rare find and the ultimate private paradise.

18ft speedboat equipped for waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing and snorkeling. (Petrol at additional fee)
Two stand-up paddleboards and Sunfish sailboat available.


Main House

Master Bedroom: King, AC, en suite with shower, bidet, double vanity, kitchenette with Nespresso machine

Bedroom 2: King or twins, AC, en suite with shower, single vanity

Bedroom 3: King or twins, AC, en suite with shower, single vanity Annex

Bedroom 4: King or twins, AC, en suite with shower and single vanity

Bedroom 5: King, AC, en suite with shower and single vanity Pool House

Bedroom 6: King, AC, en suite with open air shower and double vanity (shares with bedroom 7)

Bedroom 7: King or twins, AC, en suite with open air shower and double vanity (shares with bedroom 6) Tea House

Bedroom 8: King or twins, AC, en suite with open air double shower and single vanity


Bedroom 9: King, AC, en suite with shower and single vanity (shares with bedroom 10)

Bedroom 10: King, AC, en suite with shower and single vanity (shares with bedroom 9)


  • Air Conditioning - Bedrooms
  • Alfresco Dining Area
  • Apple TV
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Chef Service
  • Children Welcome
  • Espresso/Nespresso
  • Fitness Room - Private
  • TV - Flat-Screen
  • Gated Property
  • Gazebo
  • Generator
  • Golf (Nearby)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • iPod Dock
  • Media Room
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Paddle Board
  • Safe
  • Sound System
  • Tennis Court(s) - Nearby
  • Tub
  • TV - in each Bedroom
  • View - Ocean/Sea
  • View - Sunset
  • Voltage - 110
  • WiFi
  • Wine Cooler
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Butler/Host
  • Security Guard
  • Property Manager on Call
  • Chef/cook
  • Laundress
  • Heated
  • Outdoor
  • Private
  • Damage Deposit: $10,000.00
  • Children Welcome (all ages)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • Housekeeping: Daily maid service except Sundays & holidays
  • Complimentary rental car delivery
  • Rates are set in US Dollars. Prices in other currencies may fluctuate.
  • Villa orientation
  • Utilities included
  • Provisions and groceries are not included
  • Deposit/Payment: 30% deposit | Balance due 90 days prior top arrival. Holidays: 50% deposit to confirm | Balance due by Sept. 1st
  • Check In / Check Out: 3PM / 12noon
2018 Jan 11 > Apr 15 11 January - 15 April (7 night minimum) 7 8 10 $10,220.00 $11,120.00 $12,650.00 $71,540.00 $77,840.00 $88,550.00
2018 Apr 15 > Dec 15 15 April - 15 December (7 night minimum) 7 8 10 $7,245.00 $7,876.00 $8,950.00 $50,715.00 $55,132.00 $62,650.00
2018 Dec 15 > 20 15 December - 20 December (7 night minimum) 7 8 10 $10,220.00 $11,120.00 $12,650.00 $71,540.00 $77,840.00 $88,550.00
2018 Dec 20 > 2019 Jan 11 20 December - 11 January (14 night minimum) 10 Upon Request Upon Request
2019 Jan 11 > Apr 15 11 January - 15 April (7 night minimum) 7 8 10 $10,220.00 $11,120.00 $12,650.00 $71,540.00 $77,840.00 $88,550.00
2019 Apr 15 > Dec 15 15 April - 15 December (7 night minimum) 7 8 10 $7,245.00 $7,876.00 $8,950.00 $50,715.00 $55,132.00 $62,650.00
2018 Jan 11 > Apr 15 11 January - 15 April (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $10,220.00
Weekly: $71,540.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $11,120.00
Weekly: $77,840.00
Bedrooms: 10
Daily: $12,650.00
Weekly: $88,550.00
2018 Apr 15 > Dec 15 15 April - 15 December (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $7,245.00
Weekly: $50,715.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $7,876.00
Weekly: $55,132.00
Bedrooms: 10
Daily: $8,950.00
Weekly: $62,650.00
2018 Dec 15 > 20 15 December - 20 December (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $10,220.00
Weekly: $71,540.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $11,120.00
Weekly: $77,840.00
Bedrooms: 10
Daily: $12,650.00
Weekly: $88,550.00
2018 Dec 20 > 2019 Jan 11 20 December - 11 January (14 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 10
Daily: Upon Request
Weekly: Upon Request
2019 Jan 11 > Apr 15 11 January - 15 April (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $10,220.00
Weekly: $71,540.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $11,120.00
Weekly: $77,840.00
Bedrooms: 10
Daily: $12,650.00
Weekly: $88,550.00
2019 Apr 15 > Dec 15 15 April - 15 December (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $7,245.00
Weekly: $50,715.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $7,876.00
Weekly: $55,132.00
Bedrooms: 10
Daily: $8,950.00
Weekly: $62,650.00

Note: The rates above are subject to 9.5% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Canadian Dollars, Swiss Franc, Fijian Dollars, Thai Baht, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.

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Karla H. Jul, 2017
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We stayed at Crystal Springs as a group of 14 for my father in laws birthday, we had done much research prior to our booking but Crystal Springs captured our hearts at first glance just by the pictures and the fact that the grounds were spread out. I can not provide enough justice in words to the villa of how special it is. Upon the opening of the gates at arrival the beautiful scenes that greeted us as we descended down the driveway were breathtaking, and Amanda and all of the staff waiting out front to greet us I knew within them very few seconds this was the start of a very special week.

The villa has 10 bedrooms we hired rooms 1-7 of these which includes the pool house each room had its own beautiful character and were immaculate. The villa in itself is beautiful and I am still pinching myself that we were fortunate enough to stay in this place of paradise. Lots of places to sit and relax and communal areas for you all to dine and socialise. Considering there was 14 of us we did not feel like we were on top of each other during our stay. The private beach is beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down there looking out at the picturesque scenery. The infinity pool is perfect with beds all round and great views out to sea.

The food was amazing, and was great to try some of the local dishes. 3 of our group had a personal cooking lesson from Elridge (the chef) who taught us how to make his signature curry which was fantastic and we look forward to following this and making in the UK although I'm not sure it will be the same! Thankyou to Sharnell, Elridge, Timmoty and Shirley for your beautiful meals throughout the stay

There is a boat for use within the villa which we used for water sports and Trevor took great care of us. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. There is Laundry service within the villa and I know for next time I certainly do not need to overpack. Cinema and gym also within the grounds you honestly could not ask for anymore.

I would like to say Thankyou to Marlon and Keith for the fun filled laughs and for providing us with the untold amounts of rum punch, you really could not have done no more for us and we thank you!

All of the staff were very friendly and attentive to our every need, it really was a joy seeing them each day. Crystal springs has spoilt us as we will never receive the personal service and beautiful settings staying in anywhere else. Thank you to all of the staff for such a memorable holiday your hard work and attention to detail certainly made our stay pleasurable and memories that will be with us for a life time.

A special thank you to Amanda for all your help during our stay especially with our surprises for the birthday man. Lastly to the owners Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, everything from the grounds, to the decor and the staff are pure perfection and we could not have asked for anything more.

We will definitely be returning in the near future and can not recommend enough!

Zoe Georgina Jul, 2017
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Wow, what can I say about Crystal Springs other than it is absolutely perfect. From the moment we pulled up to the front of the stunning property, to touring the Messel designed interiors, I was totally blown away. The exterior is incredible, with stunning views of the blue sea all along the front which you can enjoy in all three main dining areas. I love the gully full of flowers, perfect for sauntering down to the beach - where you can relax or enjoy water sports, paddle boarding and the speed boat. The infinity pool is the perfect temperature and ideal for a lazy few hours between snorkelling with turtles and exploring the island. Each room is gorgeous, with very comfortable beds and all the top amenities you could need. But perhaps the best thing about this incredible property is the amazing staff who go out of their way to make your stay such a special one. There's a very relaxed, happy atmosphere and you're made to feel at home from the second you arrive. Thank you all for such a special stay full of memories that I'll always treasure.

Barry T. Jul, 2017
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From the moment we arrived you get the feeling of paradise , the welcome from all the fantastic staff ,stunning villa ,unbelievable views . Lazy days around the pool , ice cold drinks, wander down to the beach, swimming,water skiing this place is amazing . Everyone is so friendly and cannot do enough for you, Everything at Crystal Springs is 5* + . We would all love to return one day.

Gee M. May, 2017
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As soon as you enter Crystal Springs you realise it is a very special place. A beautiful and elegant house in a luscious well tended tropical garden.
The villa is decorated at the highest standards of taste and elegance and the main room's large open window overlooking the private beach and the turquoise blue sea is the setting of dreams.

At Crystal Springs the days go by nonchalantly. There are so many things to do: swim at the secluded beach, paddle boarding, waterskiing or taking the boat to tour the lovely adjoining bays, for a bit of snorkeling. There are several dining areas so you can have lunch/dinner in a different setting every day.

If you are looking for total relaxation just lounge by the infinity pool overlooking the magnificent tropical sea, maybe after having done some yoga with a private teacher.

The staff are outstanding and looked after us incredibly well, discreet yet always present.and friendly.

Perfect is an often misused word but in the case of Crystal Springs I cannot thing of a better one: It's perfect!

M Siegel May, 2017
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Crystal springs is perfection. From the moment you drive through the gate you will be in paradise. The rooms are beautiful and magnificently restored to the authentic Messel design. The staff is warm and professional. Meals are delicious. Whether it is swimming in the Caribbean or the infinity pool , working out in the gym , paddle boarding or boating....there is plenty to do ...
The property has several locations for indoor and outdoor dining and just when you thought it couldn't get any better, it is possible to watch almost any movie in the home theatre.

Joelle May, 2017
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Crystal Springs is a magical place for a perfect reunion, gathering of friends, retreat. The staff is first rate, friendly and genuinely interested in serving. From the moment you set foot on the grounds, every need is attended to. The décor of the house and its multiple building is exquisite and in harmony with the relaxed atmosphere of an island home.
How to spend each day? Swimming in the ocean, lying by the infinity pool reading a book, paddle boarding, yoga, exercising in the gym. Activity is required as the meals are delicious and well, it is hard to resist temptation! Exploring the island is recommended as the Atlantic side is wild and beautiful. There are beautiful gardens and many distilleries.
In short, you can't go wrong here. Relaxation is achieved within minutes of your arrival. The only negative is that you have to leave

Alain M. May, 2017
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No luxury resort or luxury villa I ever went to compares to Crystal Springs!
The beautiful architecture and stylish design of the property are blending with the lush tropical vegetation and landscape which gives you a feeling of being one with nature...not to mention the most amazing nocturne concerts of the crickets and mini frogs accompanying your dinners, meditations and sleep!
The property location with its private beach makes it very special and unique on the carabean side of Barbados...definitely the most beautiful property on the Island!
The elegant mosaic lap pool is situated on a side of the property overlooking the sea but not interfering with the beach.
I was looking for a "real vacation" with plenty of water activities coupled with relaxation, work outs, yoga, massage and good healthy food, no TVs in the bedrooms but a movie theater just in case and it was a dream come true!
Staffed with 18 kind and smily people who you barely see around but feel the impact of their excellent service...everything runs so smoothly you think it happens on its own.
To me the best overall experience was to feel very much at home where you can just wear a short and t-shirt or a bathing suit all day long without offending the coziness and elegance of the rooms, living room, multiple dining rooms and especially impeccable decorated bedrooms and well equipped bathrooms.
The other special aspect of the experience is the distribution of the bedrooms which makes you feel you are alone in the property if you need privacy despite the fact we were 10 of us!
We left leaving our hearts behind but with one only intention: to go back as soon as possible


"Services were excellent! Although no on-site concierge, the staff at the front desk were very halpful. Housekeeping staff were also excellent. I am very pleased with how my trip was handled. Kate and Mary were great to work with. I would highly recommend this company to friends."
Rosa H
Cliff- 1 Bd High Floor Suite