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Rafeen: A beautiful historic colonial house on The Garrison - Own pool

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Garrison, Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
Rafeen is a 180 year old listed property situated opposite the Savannah race course in the historic Garrison area of Barbados. The house is full of charm and character with the original large, terracotta tiled veranda complete with a bar over looking the race course which makes for relaxed viewing of the regular race days as well as horses exercising daily.
The furnishings are mostly antique mahogany and the reception rooms are spectacular. The extensive gardens include a secluded pool with a pool house, and many and varied fruit trees.
The house is perfect for a family or a group of friends. There are many areas to sit and take in the tranquil gardens. Cocktails are perfect at the veranda bar or on the front patio in the shade of the huge and ancient trees where you can watch the horses, monkeys, humming birds or fire flies, depending...
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Listing #HL54946
About the Owner
Emma B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2008
Interaction with guests
You will be met at the house by our lovely property manager, Catherine. She will give you the keys and introduce you to the house and make sure you are comfortable. We will supply a few basic to get you started and Catherine will direct you to local shops for bread, milk, eggs etc. and the near by supermarket if you want it. Towels and bed linen are supplied and our wonderful house keeper, Cynthia will visit twice a week to make sure you have everything you need and clean the house for you. Gardeners and the pool guy both visit once a week and keep the garden and pool looking lovely and leaf free. There is plenty of local information at the house and we are happy to chat to you before hand if you want suggestions.
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile


Date of stay: August 2018
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Rafeen with my husband for three weeks. It is a gorgeous, renovated historic house overlooking the Garrison. Most days we chilled by the pool then headed to the beach 5 mins walk away. It was so laid back! There is a racetrack...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile
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Date of stay: March 2018
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    1 Full
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: R 8 944 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: R 537 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Rafeen is on the Garrison Savannah just off the main coast road. The closest beach is Drill Hall where you can see turtles nesting and hatching in season. The South coast beaches are beautiful, and you can walk from the house along Carlisle Bay into Bridgetown. In the other direction the board walk will take you to Accra beach passing many beach front restaurants on the way, from KFC to more fancy places for a treat - our favourites are Tapas and Champers. For those after a little culture away from the sun there is the delightful Barbados museum a short walk away and you can visit George Washington House for a tour or just for the best coffee on the island at Stable Café. There are also fascinating walking tours of the Garrison area.
Getting around
We recommend that you hire a car especially if you plan to see the whole island. There are many wonderful places to visit such as Welchman Hall Gully and St Nicholas Abbey to name just two. (further details and recommendations can be found at the house.)
Many places are in walking distance, but Barbados is hot and the pavements are not so easy to negotiate.
Public buses run up and down Bay Street (the coast road) along the South Coast and you can get to the West Coast on the SpeightsTown bus just outside the house.
Car advised
How to get there
30 minutes from Grantly Adams Airport by Taxi or hire car. We can assist with taxi booking and recommend a car rental company
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
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