Fustic House Private Estate

Caribbean / Barbados / St. Lucy

Built in the early 18th century, this stately home of coral stone exudes traditional charm.

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This 11-acre property set in the north of Barbados, was re-designed between the late 60s and early 70s by celebrated English theatrical designer Oliver Messel for Charles Graves (brother of the poet Robert Graves). This designer's signature style was in making indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly flow together - creating a comfortable and elegant family home of exceptional beauty.

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 – initially designed by Todd Langstaffe-Gowan, landscape designer for the Royal Palace of Hampton Court; and more recently updated by the owners, avid horticulturalists themselves. The impeccably kept grounds with a koi-filled lotus lake, provide a peaceful oasis to stroll or relax. In January 2019, the gardens at Fustic House were featured in The Daily Telegraph.

The stunning home offers seven luxury suites spread across four separate wings with over 13,000 square feet of living space. The Great House features the master bedroom suite overlooking the Caribbean views and a guest bedroom, library and salon on the upper floor. The main floor offers indoor and courtyard dining areas, and kitchen. The adjoining Messel Wing has two additional suites with a large sun terrace. Connected via pretty pathways the Plantation Wing and the Pavilion are close by but more private. The Plantation Wing contains two large suites featuring private outdoor showers, an open atrium and central sitting court with an exercise/games room. The Pavilion is set in a tropical ravine and offers a further bedroom suite with an outdoor shower, kitchenette and media/reception room. The large reception room boasts a high-tech home cinema. This area is surrounded by wrap-around purple heart wood terracing - with a mahogany tree growing through the west deck.

The natural lagoon-shaped pool which is set on the natural rock cliffside just steps from the Great House, is fed by ionised water – similar to swimming in a natural spring. At night the pool evokes magic with its lights set below. The expansive sun deck adjacent to the pool is built over the ravine within the trees -like a giant treehouse. Picture yourself with the scenic view as your backdrop, tanning or having an aperitif before a sumptuous dinner prepared by a chef on staff - Andy Taylor, formally of Lonestar Restaurant and Maddox fame. Fustic House Private Estate, the ideal getaway for large families or groups, offers the finest in Caribbean island living.

Guests have the use of the owner's beachfront Day House which is located in Half Moon Fort, just a 5-minute walk from the villa. Here you can relax on the cobblestone patio and enjoy a close-up view of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, as you enjoy a tasty lunch prepared by our Fustic House chef, or keep an eagle eye on the horizon for the green flash as the sun sets, sipping on a tropical cocktail brought to you by our ever eager to please butler. This beautiful white-sand beach is yours to enjoy, with fantastic swimming and snorkeling just steps away!


7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms

Sleeps 14 Guests

  • Twin Beds
  • Children's Play Area
  • Seesaw
  • Swing
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Watersports by request
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Estate Manager
  • Butler
  • Three - Four Gardeners
  • Assistant Butler - Required for party 10+ at an additional cost
  • Gym Equipment
  • Yoga Equipment
  • Pilates Equipment
  • L'Occitane Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Pizza Oven
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ceiling fans
  • Gazebo
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • L'Occitane Luxury Amenities provided on arrival
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Patio Area with Outdoor Furniture
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Balcony
  • Sea Views
  • Private lake filled with Koi fish
  • Close to the Beach
  • Terrace
  • Safe
  • 24-hr Security Guard
  • CD Player
  • Fax Machine
  • Bose Sound System
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Blue-Ray Player
  • Game Room
  • Three Housekeepers - Including a laundress
  • Croquet
  • Trampoline
  • Volleyball/Badminton Net
  • Boules


Bedroom Details

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 (combine for king), en-suite, air-conditioning
Messel Wing - Seaview Suite: 2 Twin beds (combine for king), 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

Bathroom Details

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

Pool Details

Lagoon Pool with its 120m2 pool deck suspended over the Tropical Ravine - Heaven's Gate.

Staff and Services

Chef - Professional Chef offers five star cuisine
Cook/Kitchen Assistant
3 Housekeepers, including a Laundress
Estate Manager
24-hour Security
Three - Four Gardeners
Assistant Butler - Required for party 10+ at an additional cost

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Assistant Butler is required for a group of 10+ at an additional cost

Location Details

Just north of Speightstown on Barbados' West Coast

Villa Notes

Children are welcome - there is a games room in the Plantation Wing and a large trampoline in the grounds.
Use of Port St Charles Yacht Club with a lagoon front restaurant, bar, swimming pool and beach facilities.
11 acres of tropical gardens enhanced by ponds with colorful koi. One pond has a relaxing water feature.
Small on-property gym with free weights, yoga and pilates equipment, children’s play area, table tennis, volleyball/badminton, trampoline, croquet, seesaw and swing. A game of boules in the main house gardens is also available at the guests leisure.
Guests have access to owners day house.

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
Rental Rates are nightly and are subject to 10% Shared Economy Levy + 2.5% Service Fee
Nightly rates are for accommodations only and do not include food and beverage, unless expressly stated. A security deposit is taken at  the time of final payment.
Security Deposit Details
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $199 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
5 nights minimum during low season; 7 nights minimum during high season; 14 nights minimum during Christmas/New Year's - Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm


Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.