Where to buy property in Barbados
THINKING ABOUT WHERE TO BUY PROPERTY IN BARBADOS?
Are you thinking about where to buy property in Barbados? After long, cold winters we are frequently approached by those wondering where to buy property in Barbados.
Barbados is popular because of its ease of access. There are many direct flights from all over the world to Barbados. Barbados is also a stable place to buy. The people are extremely friendly and the crime rates are relatively low.
Of course it is the weather and the beaches which attract buyers to Barbados. It also has a good infrastructure with shopping facilities, restaurants, an array of profession services, good banking facilities and inter-island flights for those wishing to leave the island from time to time.
It is relatively easy for non-Barbados residents who own property in Barbados to spend a lot of time there and there are also now Special Entry Resident Permits for those who want to spend all year there. For more information on relocating to Barbados read our earlier blog post here.
Click here to read our guide to buying property in Barbados
Those who are not familiar with Barbados often ask where to buy property in Barbados.
This will come down to personal taste and budget.
There are some questions you need to ask yourself as a buyer:
Do I want to be in a gated community?
Many residents love to be in gated communities. Not only do they feel secure but they don't need to worry about maintaining the gardens and pool areas. They also have the chance to meet other residents in communal facilities. Many women who spend a lot of time on their own in Barbados prefer gated communities. They do come with service charges though so you need to check the annual costs of those. Properties in gated communities tend to rent well so rental income can cover running costs.
Here are is one of our favourites:
FOREST HILLS 12, ROYAL WESTMORELAND
Forest Hills 12 is a beautiful 3 bedroom detached home with sea views for sale fully furnished. It is located on the prestigious Royal Westmoreland estate. This property is beautifully furnished and ready to walk into. It is completely turn key.
Royal Westmoreland is world renowned and beautifully maintained. Guests with social membership also have access to the tennis courts, sanctuary with swimming pool, fitness centre, clubhouse and golf courses.
Residents also have beach access to Mullins Beach Club where sun loungers are provided. Complimentary shuttels take guests to Mullins.
Forest Hills 12 is for sale for US$895,000. For more information on Forest Hills 12 click here.
For other properties to buy in Royal Westmoreland please contact us
Other gated developments that are popular inlude Port St Charles and Port Ferdinand for those who want a sea view and the ability to moor their own boat. There are also modern developments on the beach such as St Peter's Bay. For those who like to play tennis Sugar Hill is very popular and for golfers Apes Hill is a must see.
Do I want to be on the beach?
Many buyers wondering where to buy property in Barbados only want to be on the beach. They want to wake up to the sight and sound of the sea just a few steps from the Caribbean Sea. There is a limited supply of beachfront properties-they aren't making any more beach front. Houses on the beach sell at a premium. If your budget won't stretch to that maybe think about buying an apartment or condominium.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Little Good Harbour House is a stunning, 3 bedroom contemporary property right on the beach up by Little Good Harbour. Little Good Harbour is on the west coast heading north just beyond Speightstown. This property is completely enclosed and detached with gated entry.
This charming 3 bedroom beachfront cottage was renovated in 2010 to exacting standards. It offers stylish Caribbean living all on one level.
The open plan living and dining space leads out onto a beautiful terrace. The living area has high celings and a circular port hole. There is plenty of light.
There is a beautiful dining terrace overlooking the sea. It is fitted with shutters to ensure it is a cool and comfortable place to eat.
There are 3 air-conditioned bedrooms in Little Good Harbour House all of which have sea views.
This property even has its own small pool in the garden. The gardens are well manicured and easy to maintain making this an ideal Caribbean 'home from home'.
This stunning property is for sale at US$2million. There are few detached beach front properties for sale in Barbados for this sort of price so contact us now. For more information on Little Good Harbour House click here.
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We have a variety of properties for sale on the beach from apartments to townhouses, cottages and large detached houses.
SANDY LANE ESTATE
The Sandy Lane estate is another verr popular location. This is not a gated development. It is an affluent area close to the world famous Sandy Lane Hotel. Most of the houses here are detached and set in beautiful gardens. Some have guest cottages.
Those living on the Sandy Lane estate benefit from complimentaty use of the Sandy Lane tennis courts. They also have access to the Sandy Lane beach club.
The properties are expensive but owners often buy and live there for years.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Bluff House and cottage is a 6 bedroom (all en suite) luxury villa with 2 bedroom cottage with direct access to the exclusive Sandy Lane beach. It is located on the Sandy Lane estate.
This stunning property is set in over an acre of mature, tropical gardens.
An impressive coral stone hallway leads into elegant areas which are ideal for socialising or relaxing.
The open plan layout flows direcly to the pool deck where there are glorious views through the palms to the sea beyond.
This villa is ideally located. It is located close to Sandy Lane's legendary 18 hole golf course. It is also near the shopping and restaurants of Holetown and the west coast. There are many beautiful beaches close by.
Bluff House and Cottage is available for sale for US$12 million. For more information on Bluff House and Cottage click here.
If you only want to look at houses available to buy in Sandy Lane visit Sandylanevillasbarbados.com
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To discuss where to buy property in Barbados contact us today.