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Fustic House

What we like most
  • The luscious gardens surrounding the whole estate
  • Breath taking view of the Caribbean ocean
  • Great for large groups with 7 suites spread across 4 separate wings
Insider's Knowledge
  • Perfect setting for a destination wedding
  • The lagoon style swimming pool is fed by ionized water, creating a natural spring like feel
  • Designed by celebrated English theatrical designer, Oliver Messel
Places close by
  • Fishpot restaurant is a 4 minute drive
  • Speightstown has great restaurants and bars - 8 minute drive
  • Beach is a 5 minute walk


Welcome to our Fustic House which is an 18th-century stately home that sits on 11 acres of lush mature gardens. Fustic House Private Estate is the ideal getaway for large families or groups and offers the finest in Caribbean island living. The extensive property is perched on a coral ridge with unforgettable views of the Caribbean coastline, with a park of mahogany trees amidst mature, lush gardens Situated on the north of the island, this grand design gives you an elegant feel the minute you enter its doors.

Our Villa is set on a ridge above the St Lucy coastline, a mere 200 paces from the beach. Re-designed in the late 70s by Oliver Messel, Fustic has sublime views of the Caribbean Sea and the west coast.

Fustic House is a privately owned 11-acre estate, built in the early 18th century from local coral stone. The property was re-designed between the late 1960s and early ’70s by the famous English theatrical designer Oliver Messel for Charles Graves (brother of the poet Robert Graves). Oliver’s distinctive style was making indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly flow together, creating a comfortable and elegant family home of exceptional beauty.

The extensive property with its mahogany park, exotic gardens, and stunning views of the Caribbean coastline, is set on a coral ridge, close to the sea, but still benefiting from the cooling and welcoming breezes of the Easterly Trade winds. The Estate has unparalleled and mature gardens, designed by Todd Langstaffe-Gowan, landscape designer for the Royal Palace of Hampton Court. The grounds are beautifully tended and one can find many unusual and exotic species of Flora and Fauna, making the park and gardens a pleasurable place to stroll or lounge in the shade of the majestic trees or sit to contemplate the koi-filled lotus lake. With its play area and hidden places, the property is magical for children.

Nestled amongst the gardens is the world-famous pool, formed like a natural lagoon, designed by Messel. It is fed by ionized water, making it feel like swimming in a natural spring. At night the pool is lit from below, making it even more romantic and magical. Adjacent to the pool is a large sun deck, built amongst trees over the ravine-like a giant tree house – an ideal place for sunbathing or drinks before dinner, with the view of the Caribbean always present.

Fustic House has a high-performance staff including chef Andy Taylor formally of The Lonestar Restaurant and Maddox fame. It is close to a quiet, sandy beach at Little Good Harbour (a 3-5 minute walk through Half Moon Fort fishing village). There are 7 luxury suites, housed in four separate wings, close to each other but spaced far enough to give optimum privacy. The Pavilion at bottom of the Tropical Ravine has a suite with an outdoor shower and a kitchenette. The reception room 30ftx 20ft (10x7m) has a state-of-the-art home cinema - 60" plasma, high definition TV, Blu Ray DVD, and a Martin Logan electrostatic speaker sound system. It is surrounded by wrap-around Purpleheart terracing, with a mahogany tree growing through the west deck. Almost 300 years in the making, Fustic House Private Estate represents the very best in Caribbean gracious living.

Owner's beachfront day house is available ( March 1st - November 1st )

• Great House - Master Bedroom: King size bed, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning
• Great House - Wisteria Suite: King-size bed, air-conditioning
• Messel Wing - Sunset Suite: 2 Twin beds, en-suite, air-conditioning
• Messel Wing - Seaview Suite: 2 Twin beds, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning
• Plantation Wing - Mahogany Suite: King-size bed, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning
• Plantation Wing - Wicker Suite: King size bed, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning
• Pavilion: King-size bed, air-conditioning

• Master Bathroom Tub, Shower, Double Vanity
• Wisteria Suite Bathroom: Bathroom Adjacent, shower only, single vanity
• Sunset Suite Bathroom: Shower only, single vanity
• Seaview Suite Bathroom: Shower only, single vanity
• Mahogany Suite Bathroom: Tub, outdoor shower, double vanity
• Wicker Suite Bathroom: Tub, outdoor shower, double vanity
• Pavilion Bathroom: Bathroom adjacent, outdoor shower, single vanity

General Amenities
• CD player
• Ceiling Fans
• DVD player
• Fax Machine
• Gazebo
• Outdoor Shower
• Stereo
• TV with Cable
• Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
• Wi-Fi
• Security Safe
• Watersports by request
• All linen and soft furnishings from India by Lindsay Taylor
• Complete privacy in 11 acres of landscaped tropical gardens
• State-of-the-art Home Theater System
• Bose sound systems in all suites
• Small on-property gym with free weights, yoga, and pilates equipment, children’s play area, table tennis, volleyball, Croquet, badminton, trampoline, seesaw, and swing
• Sandy and quiet beach at Half Moon Fort Fishing Village (5-minute walk from the Tropical Ravine)
• World famous Oliver Messel designed a lagoon-style pool built into the coral ridge- 48ft x 17ft; 3ft at the shallow end and 6ft at the deep end
• Guests have access to owner's Day House

• Owner's Representative
• Chef - Professional Chef offers five-star cuisine
• Cook
• Kitchen Assistant
• 3 Housekeepers, including a laundress and assistant
• Estate Manager
• 3 - 4 Gardeners
• 24-hour Security
• Butler - required for a party of over ten people for an additional cost
• Children are welcome - there is a games room in the Plantation Wing and a large trampoline on the grounds

• Minimum stay: 5 nights

Area description

Welcome to our Fustic House which is an 18th century stately home which sit on 11 acres of lush mature gardens. Fustic House is situated just above Speightown in the St Lucy District of Barbados. It is an ideal setting weddings or for large families or groups and offers the finest in Caribbean island living. The extensive property is perched on a coral ridge with unforgettable views of the Caribbean coastline, with a park of mahogany trees amidst mature, lush gardens Situated on the north of the island, this grand design gives you an elegant feel the minute you enter its doors.


St Lucy Parish, Barbados
Nearest airport Grantley Adams International Airport
40 km


  • Bedroom(s): 7 ( Sleeps 14 )
    5 Double with en-suite, 2 Twin with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 7
    1 Baths, 6 Showers, 7 Wash basins, 7 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Ceiling Fans, Fireplace, Garden, Garden View, Gated Entrance, Gym - Communal, Ice Maker, Panoramic Views, Parking, Pizza Oven, Private Location, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, Alarm Clock, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, Blender, CD Player, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, DVD Player, Freezer, Gym - Private, Iron and Board, Microwave, Safe, Table Tennis, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Bbq, Gazebo, Outdoor Shower, Parking, Patio, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Sun Umbrellas, Swimming pool, Table Tennis
  • Services: Butler Service, Chef Included, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Daily maid service, Gardener, Laundress, Linen provided, Maid service, Night Watchman, Towels provided
  • Access: Private car park


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Rate summary $ 4,750 - $ 8,330 $ 33,250 - $ 58,310 5 Nights -
Summer 2024 16-Apr-2024 - 14-Dec-2024 $ 4,750 $ 33,250 5 Nights -
Winter 2024 15-Dec-2024 - 18-Dec-2024 $ 5,750 Please Enquire for rates 7 Nights -
Festive Season 2024 19-Dec-2024 - 09-Jan-2025 $ 8,330 $ 58,310 14 Nights -
Winter 2025 10-Jan-2025 - 15-Apr-2025 $ 5,750 $ 40,250 7 Nights -
Summer 2025 16-Apr-2025 - 14-Dec-2025 $ 4,750 $ 33,250 5 Nights -

Additional Information

  • Tax: 10%
  • Service charge: 2.5%


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Expert Reviews

Such speacial place

Expert Review Pic Fustic Villa is such a special one, it is full of History and very unique. The immense and lush garden will amazed you from the entrance to the beach access. The history of the place has been kept but confort has been added. All the bedrooms are beautiful, you won't here a noise around excepted the birds.. The stunning ocean view is almost present from all angles. There are plenty of different spaces to have breakfast, lunches, dinners, tea.. this villa offers a multitude of possibilities. This is the perfect place for a beautiful wedding; imagine a local band playing jazz, the photoshoot in the garden or the beach, the kids playing on the grass, Champagne family moments, candle light dinner etc.. You can have up to 100 guests for the dream wedding here. One last thing : I loved the waterfall pool..

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One of the Most Iconic Villas in Barbados

Expert Review Pic Fustic House is the perfect villa for clients looking for romance and tradition. It has absolutely stunning gardens just steps from the beach. It is famous for being the favorite house of Barbados architect Oliver Messel.

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    • Type: Estate Home
    • Sleeps: 14
    • Bedroom(s): 7
    • Bathroom(s): 7
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Yes
    • Holiday type: Family, Fully Staffed, Sea Views, Walk to Beach