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By Chris Boyle


Cove Spring House is the most coveted vacation home on the sun-soaked island of Barbados.

Unique in its prime Platinum Coast location, the magnificently designed abode perches atop coral-stone cliffs that wrap around a private, picture postcard beach. With manicured tropical gardens walled for privacy, a freshwater swimming pool and adjoining spa, a meandering terrace with secluded, palm-shaded daybeds and two gorgeous gazebos with a fully equipped chef station, Cove Spring offers the ultimate in outdoor living, entertaining and relaxing. Stunning interiors rich in understated elegance boast 10 bedrooms, airy furnished verandas with sweeping views, a cinema room and a gym. Oscar winners, supermodels, captains of industry and Forbes List financiers have all been drawn to the absolute privacy, superlative luxury and five-star attention of this truly palatial hideaway.

Number of rooms: 14, plus a reception hall. The main house has seven bedrooms and the cottage has three; guests can rent the main house on its own or the main house and the cottage together.

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Number of baths: 10 and one half-bath, plus a second half-bath by the dining gazebo

Style: Understated, seaside elegance, by design great Lynne Pemberton, featuring Ralph Lauren furnishings, coral-stone walls and floors and an enviable collection of Terry O’Neill originals including photos of Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Muhammad Ali.

Key selling points: This spectacular villa houses 10 air-conditioned bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, king-size beds, walk-in closets and plasma TVs with DVD players and satellite. The spacious living room has multiple sitting areas, a piano and a library, and the 20-person theater room with reclining chairs is wired for movies, cable TV and karaoke. There’s also a business center with PCs and a meeting table for those mixing work with leisure. Step outside to find a refreshing crescent-shaped pool with Jacuzzi, secluded sandy beach and two dining pavilions with splendid sea views, teppanyaki grill, barbecue and bar. Expansive verandas and decks, outfitted with cabanas, Balinese sun beds, daybeds and umbrellas, are perfect for lounging.


  • Square footage: 20,000
  • Weekly rate: $50,000 to $100,000


Cove Spring House’s five-star staff of 16 caters to guests’ every wish, whether it be an intimate romantic dinner for two at sunset, a lavish dinner party for 20 seated formally at the handmade ironwood table on the terrace or canapés and a cocktail party by the pool.

A professional house manager will organize everything per your request, from a massage to dinner reservations, island excursions to a private jet. The dedicated staff includes chefs, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners and attendants, all trained to provide for your relaxation, comfort and dietary needs while ensuring perfect privacy and security.


Three championship golf courses, two spas and tennis clubs are less than two miles from Cove Spring House’s gates.

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