Sitting on a ridge above the West coast of Barbados with dramatic views out to the ocean, Atelier House is a stunning Caribbean retreat.
Designed by architect Alistair Downie, in close collaboration with the interior architect / owner who has completed projects for discerning owners in London, France, Italy and Kenya.
Atelier House was completed in 2012 and is finished with simple, elegant materials such as Portuguese limestone used for all kitchen surfaces and bespoke bathroom fittings, also designed by the owners.
The accommodation comprises of 4 bedrooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms. The upstairs master also has... a glazed balcony with sunset views over the sea and a covered outdoor terrace for relaxing. Downstairs, the en suite extends to an enclosed outdoor shower area.
The dramatic double-height living space maximizes the stunning views of the extensive outdoor terraces and pool (32 x 27ft), and further beyond across a protected, mahogany-tree-filled gully to the Caribbean sea.
Externally, the property is surrounded by gardens that have been planted with indigenous species of palms, lilies, bougainvillea and many flowering shrubs.
In addition to the pool and terraces, there is a large roof terrace and mezzanine study area with stunning views.
Measuring 1/2 acre, the garden is accessed via a large and secure gate and has parking for several cars.
St James is widely considered as the jewel in the crown of Barbados, with unmatched white sandy beaches, high-end hotels and dining that ranges from world-class restaurants to makeshift food stalls serving delicious local fare.
Other attractions and local activities include water sports, horse riding, the farmers' market at Holders, golf at Sandy Lane and Westmoreland, gully walks and stunning beaches.
Barbados has lots of beautiful beaches and a great climate. It is also easy to get to with many direct flights from Canada, the United States and Europe. The weather is almost always sunny and warm in Barbados, cooled by the northeast Tradewinds. Barbados sightseeing is a photographer's dream. There are many natural wonders, breathtaking scenic views, gorgeous gardens and miles of white, sandy beaches. There's so much to see and many things to do such as duty-free shopping, guided island tours, or visit one of the many beaches, nature reserves or historic landmarks.
Additional amenities include: private chef, holiday such as thanksgiving/christmas/new years & island events have special booking rules, suitable for children, 14 night minimum stay festive season, outdoor shower, gated, laundry service included, housekeeping 6 days/week, pool chairs, 2 ensuite bathrooms, patio deck or balcony, 7 night minimum stay high season, professionally managed, 2 king beds, 5 night minimum stay low season, 1 queen bed, 10-15 minute walk to beach, outdoor furniture, 2 double/twin beds, office/study, dining room/area/table.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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