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Nightly Rate

from $935 USD

Shangri-La, Polo Ridge, St.James

4 Bedrooms - Private Pool - Staff: Cook / Housekeeper









Located on a ridge in St. James Barbados right opposite the Holders Hill polo field, this property is advantageous during the Polo season and the Holders Hill festival.


Harry Fowellyn, a noted horseman, built the Villa in the 1690’s. The villa’s entrance is lined with full mahogany trees and the grounds of are sumptuously appointed with many tropical plants, foliage and fruit trees. The westerly views give an unobstructed 180 view of the Caribbean Sea. The design of the house is traditionally a Spanish hacienda; horseshoe shaped which encloses a courtyard and coral fountain.

Large louvered doors open to the patio and courtyard. The patio is in the middle of the villa and is covered in clay tiles. Furnishing includes covered wicker sofa chairs, a dinning table and ceiling fans with chandelier lights suggesting the British colonial period. In the centre of the courtyard is a three field coral fountain with carved dolphins. The courtyard has gates that open to the deck and large swimming pool. Comfortable sofas, chairs, lounges and umbrellas complete the picture.

The kitchen is to the side of the main house but is adjacent to the media room and dinning area. IN the kitchen there are large work counters on either side with a centre granite topped island. The amenities include dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator, water softener, toaster, coffee maker, blender, juicer, waffle maker and all the cookware and servers. There is a butler area, laundry room, and washer dryer, large refrigerator with an icemaker, maid’s quarters, sewing machine and herb garden.

The media room and bar is outfitted with a flat screen television with Blue Ray, stereo, DVD, and CD enclosed in a custom designed cabinet. There is ample seating with a covered sectional, chairs, and cocktail tables. There is an adjacent powder room full bath and shower. Table games and cards are provided.

The villa has four bedrooms each air conditioned and professionally decorated to provide a comfortable home; each room named in accordance with the décor. First the White Room is adjacent to the media room; a queen size bed, a garden view all in white with an accent of British colonial mahogany furniture. There is an adjacent bathroom, which is shared with the Polo Room.

The Polo Room has two twin size beds, side table, antique mahogany amour and chest of drawers. The décor is decidedly polo with antique accents. This room has a flat screen television with VCR. These two bedrooms are located in the south wing of the house.

In the North wing of the house are two more bedrooms. The Princess Margaret Room. This royal room has pictures of the princess and is outfitted with two canopy twin beds, and flat screen television with DVD player. There is a private en-suite bath with marble counters floor and gold fittings. Skylights bring sunlight into the room during the day and moon and stars at night. The last room is the master bedroom. The Map room, with a collection of island maps a queen size, canopy bed, flat screen television, stereo, a large desk, two upholstered wing back chairs and access to the garden.

All bathrooms are complete with complimentary use of hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, toothpaste, imported Italian soap, deodorant, every night your bed is turned down, complimentary ice water and sweets are provided.

Upon your arrival complimentary drinks and tropical hors d’ oeuvres, finger foods are presented. This villa provides privacy, quiet solitude and elegance. It truly is a home away from home!


Ceiling Fans • Air-conditioned bedrooms • Digital TV/Cable • DVD player • VCR • CD player • Stereo • TV • Bar-B-Q • Hair Dryer • Tennis Court (nearby) • Golf Course (nearby) • High Speed Wireless ADSL (Broadband) • Fax Machine • Security system • Security Safe • Children welcomed • Inland (5 - 10 minutes from beach)

Assortment of games

Media Room – 26” Flat Screen with Blu Ray DVD Player Master Bedroom - 32” Flat Screen with Blu Ray DVD Player Princess Margaret - 26” Flat Screen w/ built-in DVD Player Polo Room - 26” Flat Screen w/ built-in DVD Player Close to golf, tennis and spa facilities at Sandy Lane Hotel. Located directly in front of the polo field at Holders where the annual Holder's Season festival of arts takes place. Maximum of two children per booking.

STAFF: Cook, Maid/Laundress, Gardener, Night Watchman, Pool service