Villa in Sandy Lane Estate,Holetown,St James Quiet location On A Ridge Benefiting From Cooling Breezes, near Sandy Lane Beach
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About Jaime Grounsell
I was born in Singapore and am presently living in East Sussex, UK. Both my husband and I are retired. We bought this property in 2004.
Why Jaime Grounsell chose Sandy Lane
We fell in love with Barbados when we first started coming to the beautiful island in 1999. After much consideration, we decided to buy a family home in 2004. Then, it was just a tired single floor bungalow that needed much repair work and upkeep. Weighing all the pros and cons, we decided to bite the bullet - we completely demolished and rebuilt our dream home. As I am from the Far East and very much for the Oriental influence, we decided to blend Balinese and Caribbean influences into our home. Alila was born in early 2009 after two years of construction. By the way, Alila means 'surprise' in Sanskrit. Family and friends certainly have filled this home with much fun,love and laughter. Our quiet home is conveniently placed on a ridge to enjoy the soothing sea breezes and the easterly tradewinds throughout the villa. It enjoys the benefits of having a private cabana on Sandy Lane beach. There is also the convenience of the restaurants, cinema, high-end shops, large supermarket and medical centre just down the road. Based upon our own experience and the positive comments in the guests' book, I am truly grateful for the amazing team of staff, Jasmin and Paul. Nothing seems too much trouble for them. Paul is a first class chef, he happily sits down with guests to understand their dietary preferences before making suggestions for the day. He will even do the grocery shop with you. Jasmin makes sure that the house is kept spotless and sees to your laundry regularly. An extra maid will be available if there are more than 6 guests. All of them have been brilliant with children.
What makes this Villa unique
Naturally we are a little biased but we love our Barbados dream home. We spent hours tirelessly with our architect ensuring that the completed home would have a unique and distinctive feel to it. Many have enjoyed swimming or just having fun in the saltwater infinity pool.. The renowned Sandy Lane beach is just a couple of mins away.Guests of Alila have access to the newly restored Sandy Lane Property Owners beach facility .it has parking,restrooms,showers,sunloungers and shades provided free by the friendly staff. There is also a bar there. We hope you will come share our dream...
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our Own Bit of Paradise
Alila is a luxurious villa, owned by a wonderful family and staffed by a group of attentive, and friendly professionals. It may look expensive on the face of it but we enjoyed our own pool, exceptional meals served at our leisure ,- all for a cost less than an all inclusive. Four couples spent a fantastic week together and agreed that this is the way to go. Thank you David & Jaime. Each step and every contact with you, the property manager or concierge was prompt and professional. Paul, Jasmin and Jara provided us with perfect service.
Barbados airport is to the South of the island, about 40 minutes away by car. We recommend hiring a car to get about exploring the island.We have an arrangement with a leading local car hire firm and should be able to arrange a 15% discount for you.
Alila is part of the exclusive Sandy Lane estate on the West Coast of Barbados. It is about 5 minutes by car from Holetown, the main centre on the West Coast, which has shops and a range of restaurants and bars. Bridgetown is about 20 minutes, the airport about 40 minutes.
A villa manageress will look after you when you are in Alila. They can help with excursions, activities and restaurant recommendations.
The villa is in the prestigious Sandy Lane Estate, in very close proximity to Sunset Crest and Holetown shops and restaurants.