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The Great House

What we like most
  • Turtle Beach – your own private beach
  • The self-contained Garden, Chattel and Carriage houses offer beautiful sleeping options
  • Excellent staff– trained to the highest standard of hospitality management
Insider's Knowledge
  • This property is ideal for a small wedding or executive off-site meeting
  • You have your own private cinema for the perfect movie nights
  • Exclusive use of two boats with a qualified captain
  • The Great House offers an 8, 10 or 12 bedroom rate
Places close by
  • Sandy Lane is a mere 8km away
  • Bombas Run Shack is a short stroll
  • Mullins Beach 400 meters
  • Grantley Adams International Airport is only 32km away


The Great House Barbados is an exquisite 12-bedroom beachfront mansion sleeping up to 30 people. Having undergone a complete refurbishment and renovation which has taken place over two years, the New Great House is now most definitely one of the greatest and most luxurious vacation rentals in the Caribbean if not the world.

The original colonial roundhouse’s beautiful exteriors have been retained as well as the incredibly lush and exquisite landscaped gardens. However, the interiors of the house have all been completely upgraded for the modern discerning traveler. The result is a classical and romantic mansion reminiscent of a bygone era combined with the last word in luxury and modern facilities. The Great House brings Barbados vacation Rentals to a whole new level. Lush greenery surrounds the entire house offering pristine beauty and extreme privacy.

The Great House Barbados has its location on over two acres of lush landscaped tropical gardens. The stunning seaside property occupies 105m of beach frontage and boasts 6435 sq meters on the seaside of the property and 3780 sq meters on the land side of the property. There are two distinct and equally exquisite parts at The Great House. On the beachside is the main house with 12 bedrooms, a swimming pool, private beach coves, dining pavilions, a library, a beach bar, living areas, and beachfront gardens. On the other side of the road is The Zen Garden area. The Zen Gardens are less than one minute's walk from the main house. These gorgeous and peaceful gardens are home to most of the entertainment facilities of The Great House. The fully equipped gymnasium, beauty salon, all-weather tennis court, children’s play area, conference room, and cinema all have their location here.

The second one enters the vast gates of The Great House; there is a realization of being somewhere exceptional indeed. The main entrance hall leads onto a vast open reception room, a living room with a grand piano, a library, a bar, and the main dining pavilion. Each of the exquisite rooms has highly polished teal and mahogany wood floors leading directly onto the tropical gardens, infinity pool, and beach. The open architecture of the house beautifully captures the inherent natural beauty of the island of Barbados. The distinction between indoor and outdoor living spaces is seamless. This open design also maximizes natural light and allows the cooling trade winds to flow through the house. The views from each of the living areas to the gardens, beach, and the sparkling Caribbean Sea are breathtaking.

The décor of this great house is extremely plush with haute couture bespoke furniture offset with magnificent artworks found in only the most exclusive private homes in the world. There is a beautiful blend of Balinese and Bajan spirits creating a unique relaxed sophistication.

There are lots of places to enjoy delicious meals prepared by the chef and his team. The main dining pavilion is perfect for evening time and group gatherings while the beachside gazebo is the perfect location for a more casual bite, afternoon tea, or cocktails.

There is a fully equipped professional kitchen which is the domain of the chef and assistant chef. There is also a fully stocked guest kitchen which clients can avail of at any time of the day or night should they wish to help themselves to a snack or refreshing drink.

There are 2 boats included with The Great House for the enjoyment and recreation of you and your guests. There is a 33’regal called Halcyon Daze which is for cruising or fishing and the gas is charged as used. The boat has a grill, fridges, etc. The other boat included with this property is an 18’ Boston Whaler which is used for watersports.

The Beach at The Great House is one of the quietest and most private beaches on the island of Barbados. The beach is known locally as Turtle Beach and has crystal clear waters and soft white sands on one side and a lovely reef ideal for snorkeling on the other. Above the watermark are two small completely private coves with sun loungers where one can relax in complete seclusion. Coconut palm trees line the beach providing natural shade from the Barbados sun. An extensive full-service beach bar and barbeque is located beside one of the private coves. Enjoy a tropical cocktail, refreshing fruit punch, or anything that takes your fancy served by one of the beach attendants.

The gardens at The Great House are an absolute delight. Four full-time gardeners are on hand to lovingly attend to the almost 2 acres of lush tropical gardens. The gardens have their location in two separate distinct areas.

The beachfront gardens are mature and full of swaying coconut palms and sweet-smelling bougainvillea and frangipani trees. Fishponds filled with water lilies and thousands of colorful tropical flowers intersperse the Extensive rolling lawns. Pretty wooden bridges cross the water features. Huge mature trees are dotted around the gardens and surround the vast infinity swimming pool. The gardens also have two private beach coves which lead directly onto Turtle Beach. At the end of the garden is a beachside gazebo which is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, breakfast, sundowners, or pre-dinner cocktails.

The Zen Gardens are located on the opposite side of the road. It is less than a minute’s walk from the main house. As the name suggests, the moment one steps inside the gardens, a feeling of peace and serenity envelopes. At the rear of the Zen Gardens, there is a myriad of organic herbs and vegetables. The Great House Chef chooses the best seasonal produce each day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Of course, relaxation is the number one activity at The Great House. Guests love to enjoy the gorgeous infinity pool and beach area spending time reading books, chatting, and absorbing the incredible view. There is a fabulous cinema for anyone wishing to see the latest blockbuster or catch up with some sport. Moreover, for pampering, there is a full range of beauty and massage treatments may be arranged.

The home offers every imaginable facility and activity for those who like to keep active and fit on vacation.
With the house’s incredible location directly on the beach and sea, watersports are very popular. Everything is possible. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, jet skiing, water skiing, kayaking, sailing, and swimming with turtles are either available on-site or can be arranged by the team at the house.

The gymnasium at the house is enormous and full of the latest and most up-to-date equipment available in the world. Even the most discerning of gym-goers will be impressed.

There is a floodlit all-weather tennis court. Tennis lessons are available on request.

Other activities such as golf, horseracing, surfing, kite surfing, and hiking can all be arranged either in advance by the Exceptional Villas team or after arrival on the island by The Great House team.

Barbados is both beautiful and full of culture with much to explore and see. Again, the Exceptional Villas Team and The Great House Team can both arrange excursions and tours of the best parts of Barbados.

The Great House takes sustainability very seriously and is one of our most Eco-Friendly Villas. There is a very sophisticated double water filtration system in place. Each guest is given an eco-friendly reusable water bottle during their stay at the house and can refill it at any of the water stations located throughout the house.

Besides, the house has a cutting-edge recycling process to ensure that there is little waste and everything possible is reused. The team at The Great House is passionate about the environment and has introduced a reef preservation program that includes a new groin. Reef-friendly sunscreens are available for guests to use for the duration of their stay. Last but not least, organic produce grows in the house’s gardens providing the ultimate low emissions farm-to-table experience.

Food is taken very seriously at The Great House. Some of the fresh produce and ingredients are grown in the home’s organic garden providing a perfect farm-to-table experience.

The head chef alongside several assistants cooks breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner each day. Breakfast includes everything from fresh fruit and pancakes to smoked salmon, bacon, and locally produced eggs. Lunch and dinner include an ever-changing array of dishes composed from the freshest and best ingredients available. Afternoon tea is one of the highlights of the house. Wherever possible the chef cooks with local ingredients. These include locally caught fish, lobster, and seasonal tropical fruit and vegetables. West Indian recipes are adapted, and classical dishes are given a Barbadian twist. The result is a culinary experience that combines the flavor of Barbados with the best in the world.

Throughout the day, the guest kitchen is available and fully stocked with fresh fruit, ice cream, cookies, and a large variety of snacks.

The chef consults with all guests on their likes and dislikes as well as any foods to avoid before arrival and during the occupation of the house.

There's a daily charge of USD 200 (+17.5% VAT), per guest over the age of 10, for all food, non-alcoholic beverages, and house-selection alcoholic beverages.

Complimentary airport transfers & VIP fast track are included to make your arrival at The Great House extra special.

*Complimentary food & beverages for children under the age of 10.

The new Great House is one of the perfect beachfront locations for a wedding or small special event anywhere in the Caribbean or even in the world. The beachside location, tropical gardens, and traditional colonial architecture lend themselves to every kind of special occasion.

The lush tropical gardens, soft white sands, and clear turquoise waters each provide stunning backdrops to perform wedding vows. There is a classic elegance to the home, which is reminiscent of a bygone era which is sure to add wonderful romance to the occasion.

The house can comfortably accommodate up to 30 people and can cater for a wedding or special event for between 50 and 60 people. Should you need to accommodate more than 30, there are two luxury accommodation options within walking distance of The Great House. Saint Peters Bay Resort and Goddings Beach House have their location a short stroll down the beach.

The Great House team, which consists of 22 people, will do everything in its power to ensure that every detail of your special day is organized to perfection. Everything is possible from photographers, videographers, drone footage, beauty treatments, hairdressers, makeup artists, florists, and musicians. The concierge team at Exceptional Villas will advise and organize all the advance arrangements to ensure a seamless time so that all that is left is pure enjoyment. They will be able to help with all you need to know about all you need to know about getting married in Barbados.

The gardens of The Great House overflow onto the white sand beach and blue waters of the Caribbean, creating the most magical backdrop for a wedding.

The Great House has 12 luxury suites and can accommodate up to 30 guests at any one time. Seven beautiful coral stone buildings house the 12 luxury suites. The Main house has four suites. There is one suite with a King bed on the ground floor. An impressive sweeping staircase provides access to the remaining three suites.

Main Great House:
Upper Floor:
North Suite: King Bed - West View, Gardens and Beach

Centre Suite: 2 Singles/King Bed - West View, Gardens and Beach

South Suite: King Bed - West View, Gardens and Beach

Lower floor:
Garden Suite: King Bed - West View, Gardens and Beach

North Cottage: 2 Singles / King Bed - West View, Gardens and Beach

South Cottage: 2 Singles/King Bed - West View, Gardens and Beach

Garden Suite: 4 Poster King plus King size sofa bed – West View, Gardens and Beach

Upper Suite: 4 Poster King– West View, Gardens and Beach

Ground Floor – All patios facing garden:
West Garden Suite: 2 Singles/ King Beds plus one single-size bed in the window niche

Centre Garden: 2 Singles/ King Beds plus one single-size bed in the window niche

East Garden Suite: King size bed

Upper Floor:
The Dorm:4 singles or 2 Kings or 1 King 2 singles – Small balcony with distant Sea View

The team at The Great House are some of the most highly trained individuals in the hospitality industry. The team ensures that every whim is thought of, catered for, and anticipated. Almost like magic, before you even have the thought of what you would like to eat or drink, they will have thought of it. Furthermore, the team has amazing skills in making everyone feel very special. The General Manager oversees the team, which includes a villa manager and four butlers.
• 1 x Operations Manager
• 4 x Butlers
• 5 x Housekeepers
• 1 x Laundry
• 3 Chefs
• 1 kitchen assistant
• 4 Gardeners
• 2 Maintenance
• 1 Boat Captain
• 4 Security

• 10 en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms sleeping up to 30 people
• Private location with several hundred meters of beach frontage
• Large private swimming pool
• Fully stocked beach bar
• barbeque
• Library
• Bathrobes and slippers
• Penhaligon toiletries
• Reef-friendly sunscreens
• Speed boat
• Grand Piano
• Sonos system throughout
• Water purification system
• Pizza oven
• Beach toys
• Non-motorized water sports
• Motorized water sports – pay per use
• High-speed internet
• Office facilities including printer, scanner, and fax machines
• Weddings or special events for up to 50 or 60 people
• Baby facilities include cots, sterilizers, and baby monitors.

• Fully equipped gymnasium
• Floodlit all-weather tennis court
• Spa with beauty and hair facilities
• Conference room
• Children’s games room
• Cinema room
• Zen Gardens
• Sonos system throughout
• Water purification system
• High-speed internet

Rate Includes:
• Luxury accommodation for up to 30 guests.
• Complimentary food and beverages for children under the age of 10.
• Butlers, daily housekeeping and laundry services.
• Gym
• 33 feet motor cruiser
• 18 feet speed boat
• Watersports
• Tennis Court
• Games Room
• Conference Room
• Home Cinema
• Infinity Pool
• Spa Treatment Rooms
• Security
• High-speed WiFi
• Airport Transfers and VIP fast track service.

Additional Charges:
Daily charge of USD200 (Excluding Government VAT @17.5%) per guest over the age of 10, for all food, non-alcoholic beverages and house-selection alcoholic beverages.
Extras: Additional Alcohol, transportation, external services, gratuities, and Government taxes of 10% plus US$10 per room per night Government room rate levy. 17.5% VAT on Food & beverage charges.

This villa is a beachfront home. It should be noted that beaches change their shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month, mainly as a response to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.

Area description

The Great House Barbados has one of the best locations on the island. It has its location directly on Turtle Beach, south of Speightstown and north of Holetown and Mullins Beach. Most of Barbados’ Best Restaurants and shops are a short drive away, and several of Barbados’ Best Beaches including Mullins Beach and Gibbs Beach a short walk away. The house is set over two acres of tropical gardens and has several hundred meters of beachfrontage.

Two distinct and equally exquisite parts divide The Great House. The beachside is the location for the main house. This area includes 12 bedrooms, an infinity pool, a library, a beach bar, a dining pavilion, a gazebo, and gardens. The remainder of the house is located in the Zen Garden area on the other side of the road. Here is the cinema, tennis court,
• Turtle Beach - Onsite
• Grantley Adams International Airport – 32.8 kilometers
• Holetown – 6.8 kilometers
• Sandy Lane Country Club – 8 kilometers
• Mullins Beach – 400 meters
• Gibbs Beach – 750 meters
• Bombas rum shack – 120 meters
• Lonestar Restaurant – 3.8 kilometers


Mullins, Barbados
Nearest airport Grantley Adams Airport
32.8 km
Nearest beach On the Beach 0.1 km
Nearest restaurant Mullins Beach 400 meters


  • Bedroom(s): 12 ( Sleeps 30 )
    4 King, 9 Single, 5 Twin
  • Bathroom(s): 12
    12 Showers, 12 Wash basins, 12 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Boat, Ceiling Fans, Garden, Garden View, Gated Entrance, Gym - Communal, High Speed Internet, Panoramic Views, Pizza Oven, Private Location, Security, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, All Bedrooms En Suite, Blender, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Drier, Freezer, Gym - Private, Iron and Board, Luxury Finishes, Media Room, Microwave, Piano, TV, Washing Machine
  • Outdoor facilities: Bbq, Beach Access, Beach Front, Gazebo, Ocean Front, Parking, Play Ground, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Sun Umbrellas, Swimming pool, Tennis court, Water sports equipment
  • Services: Boatman, Butler Included, Butler Service, Chef Included, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Daily maid service, Final Cleaning, Food & Beverage Cost not included, Fully Staffed, Gardener, House Manager, Laundress, Linen provided, Maid service, Towels provided
  • Access: Secure parking


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Rate summary $ 15,000 - $ 35,000 $ 105,000 - $ 245,000 7 Nights -
High Season 2024 Rate 11-Jan-2024 - 30-Apr-2024 $ 20,000 $ 140,000 7 Nights -
Low Season 2024 01-May-2024 - 14-Dec-2024 $ 15,000 $ 105,000 7 Nights -
Festive Season 2024 15-Dec-2024 - 10-Jan-2025 $ 35,000 $ 245,000 7 Nights -
High Season 2025 11-Jan-2025 - 30-Apr-2025 $ 22,000 $ 154,000 7 Nights -
Low Season 2025 01-May-2025 - 14-Dec-2025 $ 17,000 $ 119,000 7 Nights -
Festive Season 2025 15-Dec-2025 - 10-Jan-2026 $ 35,000 $ 245,000 7 Nights -

Additional Information


  • Tax: 10%

Government Room levy of $10.00 per room, per night and 17.5% VAT on Food & Beverage charges.


Wonderful time!
Wonderful time!

We had a wonderful time at The Great House!  Andrea was incredibly attentive and helpful with anything we needed.  The property is stunning and the staff was so warm and welcoming and we really enjoyed having them with us all week.  Kareen, Terry, Edward and David were such a pleasure.  The food was delicious and some of our most fun times were spent sitting around the dining table.

By Lisa & Frank From USA
Highly recommend
Highly recommend

We had a wonderful break at The Great House - from the moment we arrived we could truly relax & enjoy the amazing property. The team here just know excellent service and we will return.

By Mary G From USA
This was the best week of my life
This was the best week of my life

Hi Julie - OMG, everyone said "this was the best week of my life". It really was!! Every day was better than the next. We had 7 perfect days of sunshine. The food and staff were out of this world. We really really enjoyed them. We were spoiled beyond expectations. It was a 20 out of 10! Your help in planning helped make this the perfect week! The only minor feedback was people expected to be able to pay by credit card and/or cash for alcohol and covid test. But it turned out Cressida preferred I pay via credit card and collect money from people to pay myself back. Since this approach was not expected, people didn't have the money for me since they expected to pay via cc. Maybe just tell future guests what the House Manager prefers so the guests can plan their cash. In the whole scheme of things this is very minor. Just a tweak. I can't thank you enough for all your help!! It was a spectacular experience that I/we will NEVER forget! It was a pleasure working with your company and I would absolutely go through Exceptional Villas in the future! Cathryn

By Cathryn Whitfield
Incredible Vacation
Incredible Vacation

We truly had the vacation of a lifetime. The Great House is incredible. Every detail is thought of and the facilities are the last word. But asides from the luxury, the staff are also amazing. They could not have been more helpful or nicer. Thank you Yvonne and Julie for all your help in organizing our vacation. We feel so blessed to have stayed in The Great House and hope that someday we will be back. We can highly recommend this villa and the service from Exceptional Villas

By Jennifer Reynolds From California

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Ultimate luxury

Expert Review Pic The Great House is a 5 star property in Barbados, truly one of a kind boasting exceptional service from a highly experienced team of staff and outstanding facilities. Having undergone a full refurbishment, the property has a fresh feel of elegance and style. I was completely blown away when I visited in June 2023. It is prefect for large families or groups of friends!

By From Exceptional Villas
Beachfront Elegance

Expert Review Pic We were very lucky to view The Great House on our last trip to Barbados. They were putting the final touches to an extensive refurb that took over 18 months to complete. What we now have is one of the islands most sought after luxury villa rentals… it's simply amazing!!! It's on the cusp of a powdered white sandy beach, manicured gardens, wonderful attentive staff and fabulous facilities. We are so excited to share this with all our guests and help to create everlasting memories with a stay here. I can highly recommend The Great House.

By From Exceptional Villas
Stunning refurbishment

Expert Review Pic Wow, we were so thrilled to view The Great House just as it was about to re-launch following massive refurbishment. It's is truly one of the most luxurious, well appointed villas on the whole west coast. The facilities are unrivalled & guest will love all the amenities including boating, watersports, gym, tennis court, every game imaginable, spa treatments & more all onsite. Our guests will be thrilled at The Great House - we couldn't recommend more.

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 30
    • Bedroom(s): 12
    • Bathroom(s): 12
    • Board: Catered
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Yes
    • Holiday type: All Inclusive, Beach Front, Corporate Retreat, Eco-Friendly Villas, Family, Fully Staffed, Ocean Front, Sea Views, Wedding Villas