For years Barbados has been the playground of the rich and famous, and many well-known personalities choose Barbados as their holiday destination year after year.
Staying in a Barbados villa offers the ideal place to unwind, relax and get away from the prying eyes of the media.
From musicians to politicians, these icons expect luxury and privacy and they get all that and more by renting Barbados villas.
Barbados villas are available to rent or buy.
Many people find that after returning to Barbados every year that they would like to invest on the island and buy their own holiday home.
If you would just like to rent a villa for your holiday, then travelling in a larger group can make renting a villa your most cost effective type of accommodation.
You will benefit from outstanding luxury from as little as $500 USD per night. So if you have 5 couples in your group you could each pay only $100 USD per couple per night.
Barbados villa rentals and sales offer a very high standard of accommodation with a full compliment of staff on hand to cater to your every whim.
There is usually a maid to take care of laundry and housekeeping, a highly trained chef to create scrumptious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a gardener and pool attendant to ensure your surroundings remain plush and tranquil and a night watchman for your added security.
Most Villas have air conditioning in the bedrooms and you can also expect most of the bathrooms to be en-suite.
In the Caribbean you can make the most of outdoor/indoor living and the majority of villas have been designed with this in mind.
Expect to find large living areas that are only partially covered so that you get a great feel of the space and the outdoors, however these can also be closed off with shutters and partitions should it rain.
Some villas have private access to the beach, but there are no private beaches in Barbados.
All villas have wonderful tropical landscaped gardens, and a BBQ to enjoy outdoor living and dining.
You can also expect most villas to come with satellite TV, Internet connection, bar, media and games rooms.
If you are travelling with children, most villa owners require that all children under 12 are supervised and attended to by a nanny, ensuring you get to relax and are not worrying about what the children are destroying.
Real Estate prices in Barbados are very competitive compared to Europe and the USA and so even if you are not rich and famous you may be surprised to realize that you could afford to buy a holiday home in Barbados.
The beauty of renting a villa in Barbados is that is gives you luxury accommodation, first class cuisine, attentive service from the staff and all at your own pace in the privacy of your home from home.
Barbados villa rentals and sales come in all shapes and sizes, from 2 bedroom cottages on the beach to 10 bedroom mansions with their own swimming pool, so you should be able to find something to suits your needs and budget.
If you are looking to buy a property in Barbados then you will need to appoint a lawyer to handle all the conveyancing and you will also need to clarify this cost in advance, as there are no set charges for conveyancing in Barbados as there are in other countries. The legal fees are a percentage of the purchase price, which can come as a nasty surprise when you get the final bill.
Also if you are bringing funds from overseas into the island you need to register this money with the Central Bank of Barbados. The Barbados government maintains very strict control on foreign exchange, meaning if your funds were not registered when you brought the money in, you could have difficulty getting your money out again in the future.
There are many reputable real estate agents in Barbados and they will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect property to meet all of your requirements.
They will also be happy to oversee the maintenance of your property when you are off the island and if you are buying a property to rent, then they can also ensure a steady stream of income through rentals of your Villa. Most Villas rent for $500 USD upwards per night.
Visit Totally Barbados Real Estate for property listings in Barbados http://www.totallybarbadosrealestate.com/.
Author: Brett Callaghan