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Award-Winning Villa next to Crane Beach/ Resort

St. Philip, Barbados
Entire house hosted by Matthew
10 guests5 bedrooms6 beds5 baths
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Arriving at Cragmere, guests will enter an enchanting world of peerless comfort, timeless elegance and quintessential Bajan hospitality. This home has been impeccably restored with both care and charisma. Cragmere offers an unparalleled blend of privacy and resort-level amenities (Crane Hotel complex) along with full concierge service and discreet staff presence

The space
-Cragmere offers an unparalleled blend of privacy and resort-level amenities (Crane Hotel complex) along with full concierge service and discreet staff presence
-Endless scope for stylish al-fresco dining, sleek pool-side living with ocean views at every turn
-Immaculately finished home offering every contemporary comfort along with lavish, Plantation style interiors and architecture
-Sublime location just a short distance to airport, amenities and beaches

Arriving at Cragmere, guests will enter an enchanting world of peerless comfort, timeless elegance and quintessential Bajan hospitality. This home has been impeccably restored with both care and charisma, offering a majestic façade of dazzling whites and Plantation-style architecture along with stylish outdoor living.

Set regally on a craggy, cliff-side spot on the island’s South-Eastern Coast with sparkling ocean views at every turn, Cragmere blends the very best of a tranquil self-contained home and the indulgence of almost next-door top resort level amenities. Executed with architectural panache, this home fuses local raw materials, ornate decorative flair and touches of ‘rock and roll’ decadence.

Outdoor and indoor living interplay seamlessly at Bembe, with layers of sunny terraces, chic pool-side deck, romantic cliff-edge pavilion and roof lounge offering dramatic views. Guests will be able to sit back on one of the elegant day-beds after a refreshing morning swim in the 40-foot infinity swimming pool, or enjoy a mouth-watering Chef prepared meal in the shaded breeze of the pretty pergola, or even an evening cocktail whilst the sun softens across the open sea-scape.

Five bedrooms (the fifth one is optional) comprise three King size beds, one Queen and Twin bedrooms (can also be a king), offering airy, lavishly proportioned space for nine guests. Each bedroom has its own en-suite, and guest can rest in the knowledge that all the contemporary touches are in place; air-conditioning, HD satellite television and DVD for when downtime calls.

This classic home unfolds with serene, tastefully finished interiors hallmarked by the use of cool marble, gloss-polished mahogany furniture and a genteel brand of glamour: roll top antique desk, oil paintings, sedate armchairs. There is a charming note of stately ceremony, the offer of formal dining or low-key living - a blend of Bajan ease and Colonial luxury.

The bedrooms offer crisp cotton linens, lavish four poster beds, gilded frames and all the comfort of a boutique hotel, whilst the white-washed timber adds a note of local Bajan flavour. A spacious kitchen of granite, marble and mahogany provides top-range appliances and all necessities at guests’ disposal.

Executed with flawless attention to detail, Cragmere aptly harmonises with its surrounding crashing waves and swaying palm trees, taking a mix of influences to create a place where memories are made, not to be forgotten.

What you should know…

Some additional services (Cook, Driver & Planned Excursions) will incur a fee - and an added layer of luxury!





Crane Beach is widely rated one of the Best Beaches in the world..now is your chance to find out why! The Crane Beach is easily accessible through the Crane Resort, for example, if you do some shopping or buy a meal, or around the resort where this is a walking path providing easy access.
#1 BEACH IN THE CARRIBBEAN- USA TODAY
#23 BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD – CNN .
ONE OF THE 10 BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD – LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
TOP 25 SEXIEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD – THE TRAVEL CHANNEL
“Top 50 Places to Go Before You Die”...BBC’s Holiday Programme
'Top 10 Beaches Worldwide' - 2013...Destinology


#23 BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD – CNN, REVIEW:
Pinkish sands, no rocks or other feet-slicing things in the shallows -- this stretch of sunny Barbadian serenity can be accessed by a staircase or beachfront elevator from The Crane resort, making it as novel as it is beautiful.
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AWARDS
Cragmere Villa has received top awards on Trip Advisor, Flipkey and VRBO over the last several years.

LOCATION
Located on the Southeast coast of Barbados, within walking distance to the Crane Resort, Cutters Deli and Foul Bay. The world-famous Crane Resort features 5 restaurants, a bar, a grocery store, an ice cream and coffee parlour and and duty free shopping.. Cutters Deli is an English style delicatessen. Emerald City, the local American style supermarket, is a ten minute drive from the villa. The airport is also a short ten minute drive from the villa.

OWNERS
These two villas are privately owned and operated by partners in Canada. We would be delighted to welcome you to our home away from home – as we also love to spend some time at these exquisite villas. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact one of our managers who would be delighted to assist with any questions you may have.




Reviews:
“There is something incredibly magical about Cragmere — from the moment you arrive and see the amazing ocean view, you feel like you have stepped into another world. I love the constant trade winds, and the villa has great spots to chill and enjoy them. I wish I could bottle the time I spent there.”
Evan Rogers, Grammy Nominated record producer and song writer who discovered Rihanna and produced some of her top hits

“What glamour! From the second I arrived, I was floored by the beauty and drama of this intoxicating property. Besides the fact that the villa is situated on an unspeakably exquisite piece of this brilliant island, the layout of the house and its elegant décor put me in a fabulously relaxed frame-of-mind, as though I’d finally been able to realize one of my wildest, most decadent fantasies... as though I’d finally come home to a place of luxurious peace and ultimate inspiration. This villa experience definitely put a big dollop of high style into my life!” Jeanne Beker, Canadian Television Fashion Celebrity


'This truly unique property is a place of stunning natural beauty with breathtaking ocean views. The staff were incredibly friendly and the accommodation was spacious and luxurious. Totally delightful, home away from home, will definitely return.'

Arlene Dickenson, CBC's Dragon's Den

'Our stay couldn't have been better. The house is set in the most idyllic of locations, completely private with a spectacular ocean view yet within easy walking to the busy and fun Crane Hotel complex as well as local restaurants we came to know well. The villa itself is enchanting, beautifully designed and appointed, and obviously carefully maintained. We were also very well looked after by the house manager, Carolyn, who took care of everything from groceries in advance of our arrival, to picking us up at and dropping us back to the airport. We ate in several times thanks to the house cook, who came at our request and served us delicious fare. I can't recommend this villa highly enough for any traveller who is discerning, appreciates privacy but wants the option of exploring as well. Thank you for making our vacation so memorable! We are counting the days til we are back.'

Amanda Lang, CBC News- Lang & O'Leary exchange





FAQ'S
-Can we choose our menu with the chef?
Yes the chef can customize a menu to meet your needs. We can also offer vegan or vegetarian options.
-What times of the year is the beach in front of the house available?
The beach is always there, however it depends on tides as to how large it is. From May to November we experience less wind and typically the beach in front of the house is larger but only when the tide is out. The ocean at the beach below is also swimmable and ok for snorkeling etc. You are within walking distance of two very large and beautiful beaches as well - The Crane beach and Foul Bay Beach.
What amenities at Hilton Grande Vacation Crane Resort available?
You can access all 4 restaurants, the bar, general store (ie. for groceries), duty free shopping and coffee/ desert store at the Hilton Grande Vacation Crane Resort.
How does access to the Crane Beach work?
The Crane Beach can be accessed either through the Crane Resort by elevator, for example, if you buy a meal at a restaurant or buy groceries there, or around the resort about a 15 min. walk or 2 min. drive. There is a newly installed pathway for easier access. There is no additional fee to use the Crane Beach.
Are there any amenities excluded at the Crane Resort?
-The pools are excluded and for Crane Resort guests only
Is there a beach directly below Cragmere Villa?
Yes, there is also a beach directly below the villas with staircase down to access it- sometimes it is covered with water depending on the tide and the time of the year.

-What form of payment will you take if we book with you directly?
We accept cheque or money order
-Curious if you offer any one bedroom discounts?
Yes we can offer a special discount for two people, please contact us for more details
-Do you allow weddings or events?
Yes, we do allow for up to 30 people. Please contact us directly for pricing and details.
-Do you have privileges to use the Crane Beach or do you have to pay for the lounge chairs as a "non resort guest"?
The Crane Resort chairs are for members only however you can rent lounge chairs with umbrellas privately
-Are rental cars not necessary? If we do get one, do we need 4 wheel drive for hilly terrain like some other islands?
A car is not a bad idea and a four wheel drive is not necessary. If you do want to book a car let us know and we can help make arrangements for you
-Are there any bedrooms on the first floor? Do you have a floor plan buy any chance that you could share?
All of the bedrooms except 1 are located on the first floor

Can you request specific meals from the chef and are their vegan options?
Yes the chef can customize a meal to suit your needs. They can also prepare vegan and vegetarian meals upon request.
-How deep is the shallow end of the pool?
Approximately 3 ft
-Do you deal with travel agents?
Yes we offer a 10% commission
-We have children that require a crib - is this possible?
Yes you can rent a crib from a company in Barbados. Please contact us for details

Guest access
private 44 ft infinity pool, crane beach can be accessed through the crane resort (about 5 minute walk) if you buy a meal, groceries or shop at the duty free store at the resort (about a 10-15 minute walk.)
This renovated villa is exquisite luxury at its finest! Escape the everyday… relax by the infinity pool, read under the gazebo or take a nap on the day bed overlooking the ocean. All of this is possible at Cragmere Villa. Cragmere offers 5 stunningly appointed bedrooms with en suites. Each bedroom has their own little sitting area off the rooms – ideal for a morning coffee. For larger groups take advantage of the outdoor living area with a wicker patio table and chairs , perfect for lunch or dinner.

Other things to note
FAQ's
Where would we fly into and how far is it from the villa? Grantly Adams Airport - 10 minute drive from airport to Villa
Is it best to rent a vehicle? This is not necessary as most activity operators offer complimentary pick up at villa but it is nice way to explore island
Would we have full access to Crane's Beach Resort? Limited - no use of the pools or tennis courts or gym but you can use shops and restaurants and beach you access by walking through crane resort next door - if you buy meal, groceries etc- about 5-7 min walk or around resort about 15 min walk
Do you have to rent chairs etc at Crane's and is it open to the public? Crane resort pools are for crane guests only but you can rent chairs / umbrella and boogie boards at Crane beach - around $10- 25 US / day

Can you easily walk to Crane's beach from the house? Yes it's next door through crane resort if you buy meal or shop for example
Where is the closest place to buy groceries? Next door at Crane resort , Emerald City is the largest supermarket and it is a seven minute drive away
Can you recommend any nearby restaurants or places to buy local fish? The Crane Resort next door has 5 great restaurants including Italian, Thai,, &, Japanese , Carriage house serves great healtly lunches. Marco Polo is a two minute walk and has great local fish, open for dinner only. Cutters is a deli serving breakfast and lunch and dinner up to 6 pm, ten minute walk away and they will deliver as well to the Villa.
Oistens fish market is a great place to buy fresh fish , About 15 min drive. They also have fish fry on Fridays which is popular
Is there any beach at hightide(at the residence)? There is a small beach accessible when the tide is out, more sand and usually calmer during the summer months.
About Barbados
Voted #1 destination in Caribbean by Expedia in 2016!

Steeped in history, culture and tradition the island exudes a natural charm which is uniquely Bajan. Many visitors are often pleasantly surprised to see the ease with which the new fits almost effortlessly with the old – modern facilities seem at home in sleepy villages.

Each of Barbados’ eleven parishes has a different trait to offer. From the picturesque, limestone hills in St. Andrew to the action packed night life in Christ Church, vacationers can find something to satisfy their desires. What’s more, Barbados is one of the most developed islands in the region and easily caters to business travellers.

Caribbean islands are known for the sea, sun and sand, but what Barbados offers goes way beyond the physical – it is an experience that touches the heart and soul. Barbados is an island filled with friendly smiles, pulsating rhythmic vibes, contrasting coasts and of course, world-famous rums.

For more information on all that Barbados has to offer email visit (URL HIDDEN) the official website of the Barbados Tourism Authority.

Quick facts about Barbados

Size & Location:
Barbados is 166 square miles, divided into 11 parishes.

Climate:
With over 3,000 hours of sunshine yearly, the weather is almost always sunny and warm, cooled by the constant northeast trade winds. The average daytime temperature ranges between 84-88 degrees Fahrenheit (29-31 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures rarely exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius).

Language:
English, although the Bajan dialect can be heard all around the island.

Time Difference:
Four (4) hours behind GMT in the winter and five (5) hours in the summer. One (1) hour ahead of US and Canada Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the winter and the same during US Daylight Saving Time.

Electricity:
115/230 volts 50 cycle. Many hotels provide converters for European or Asian appliances. North American appliances will not need converters.

Dress Code:
Outfit yourself for the warm tropical climate: shorts, t-shirts, wraps and sundresses would be your best bet for daytime wear and “elegantly casual” wear for evenings. Bear in mind that swimwear should be kept for the beach and suitable attire should be worn when going shopping or dining out.

Business Hours:
Shops in Bridgetown are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm and 8:30am-1:00pm on Saturdays. Malls, out-of-town shops and boutiques usually open from 9:00am-5:00pm (Mon-Fri) and 9:00am-2:00pm on Saturdays. Most shops are closed on Sundays, although some supermarkets and convenience stores remain open.

Telecommunications:
Barbados has a modern telecommunications infrastructure with the latest in digital technology and fiber optics systems including international direct dialing, facsimile transfer and satellite telecommunications which allows for the efficient transmission of electronic data. Internet and e-mail services, as well as express mail and courier delivery, are also available. The International direct distance dialing code for Barbados is (1-246), followed by a seven digit local number.

Getting Around:
Driving in Barbados is on the left side of the road and the majority of vehicles are “right hand drive.” The island has an extensive road network of about 1,475 km of paved roads. A highway links the north and the south of the island. There are a number of ways to get around the island by hired car, taxis and buses; all are safe, reliable and convenient.
Arriving at Cragmere, guests will enter an enchanting world of peerless comfort, timeless elegance and quintessential Bajan hospitality. This home has been impeccably restored with both care and charisma. Cragmere offers an unparalleled blend of privacy and resort-level amenities (Crane Hotel complex) along with full concierge service and discreet staff presence

The space
-Cragmere offers an un…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds

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St. Philip, Barbados

The breathtaking views and ideal location next to the world famous crane beach and crane resort. Located on the Southeast coast of Barbados, within walking distance to the Crane Resort, Marco Polo Restaurant, Cutters Deli and Foul Bay. The Crane Resort is world famous for their cuisine, duty free shopping and their beach has been ranked highly. Cutters Deli is an English style delicatessen. Emerald City, the local American style supermarket, is a ten minute drive from the villa. The airport is also a short ten minute drive from the villa.

Alexis, who is onsite in Barbados can help arrange for a pick up at the airport and other logistical details that you may require.

Cragmere is superbly located on the South-Eastern Coast of Barbados, next to the Crane Hotel Resort, a matter of moments from a local-style convenience store (walkable) and only a little further to markets, supermarkets and the airport (all between seven- and ten-minutes’ drive.)

Barbados is an independent Caribbean island known for its melting pot of traditions and customs, for vibrant local life, rich rum and sugar plantation history, and, of course, some of the world’s finest beaches. Cragmere is within walking distance to Foul Bay and Crane Beach; the latter has won international recognition for its natural beauty; protected by a natural coral reef, it offers elegant parasols and loungers and a gentle incline to the azure waters.

The Crane Resort offers everything from rum cocktails at the bar to award-winning Thai cuisine or local Bajan fare. A culinary experience here takes influences from African, Caribbean, West Indian and European gastronomy for something a little unique.

Brighton Farmer’s market takes place every Saturday, whilst an annual attraction is the Crop Over Festival; a six-week extravaganza of night-long parties, crafts and street foodie delights, celebrating a 200-year-old tradition honouring the end of the sugar can season.

The island’s capital is Bridgetown (half an hour’s drive); starting from the National Heroes Square with its Lord Nelson statue visitors can explore, shop and meander on foot. Bajan architecture will delight creative types; a fusion of old and new, vividly coloured chattel houses with fancy gables and trimmed in gingerbread fretwork, or, coral stone clad grand homes with manicured gardens and open verandas.

Known for its rum tradition, started circa 370 years ago, the island is brimming with tours of the world’s oldest rum (Mount Gay Rum Centre being the most known - visitors will be able to indulge in traditional Bajan rum punch!)

Water sports enthusiasts will be in their element, from sailing to snorkelling, jet-skiing to kite-surfing, Barbados has it all. One of the greatest delights of this island is boarding the sparkling waters for a catamaran cruise, along with a decadent buffet meal and drinks. A prestigious golf club is just fifteen minutes away, whilst horse racing and polo are very popular on the island.

St Nicholas Abbey is a magical, mystical spot, in the hills of St. Peter, offering over 400 acres of lush tropical overgrowth, impeccably manicured gardens, mahogany forests and undulating sugar cane fields.

Barbados is a place of contrasts, from movie-star hedonism to cane-cutting village life and artisanal fare; from fishing villages to dramatic, rugged Atlantic coastlines - visitors will enjoy a vivacious diversity within a very accessibly-sized island. A unique blend of vivid local life and colonial-influenced afternoon teas alongside cricket matches on the green!
The breathtaking views and ideal location next to the world famous crane beach and crane resort. Located on the Southeast coast of Barbados, within walking distance to the Crane Resort, Marco Polo Restaurant,…

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At age 17, fresh out of high school, I started my first business in Halifax with a pick-up truck and an inner drive to make my own way. I had a history in entrepreneurship. My father, Tim Moore, founded Canada's largest moving company a quarter of a century earlier, with nothing but a pick-up truck to his name. I've studied business and health promotion in Canada, Sweden and Iceland. Once completing my education I became a partner in Oceanstone Resort , Premiere Self Storage and was instrumental in growing each business as I brought in many new marketing and management concepts. This past year I spent eight days in Sierra Leone, Africa helping to raise awareness of the need for clean water and toilet facilities. Through my efforts a quarter of the funds for the next toilet facility project were raised. Some of my favorite travel desinations are Iceland, Norway and Barbados. One of my favorite things about travelling is meeting new people, making new friends and learning about different lifestyles. I also love to learn new things whether it be new food, languages, music or hobbies. As a host, I strive to provide the highest quality of service in the industry and am continually looking for ways to improve my guests experience. I treat everyone like family and friends and believe this is a crucial part of my guests travel experience. Places lived: Sweden, Iceland, Canada Languages spoke: Danish, Swedish, French
At age 17, fresh out of high school, I started my first business in Halifax with a pick-up truck and an inner drive to make my own way. I had a history in entrepreneurship. My fath…
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  • Carolyn
  • Lizzie
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Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
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