Barbados Self-Catering Holiday Apartment Rental - Sion Hill Plantation, St James, West Coast, Barbados

Skippers House (upper): Sion Hill Plantation, St. James

Luxury Villa Rental in Barbados
  • Holiday Rental Description
  • Property Type
  • Rental Type
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Sleeps
  • Pool
  • Sea View
  • Additional Info
    Wireless Internet, Cable TV, DVD Player, Stereo System, Complimentary airport transfers
  • Air Conditioning
    Not required
  • Maid Service
    5 half days per week
  • Price From
    US$215 Per Night
  • Distances
  • To Beach
    10 minute drive
  • To Local Shops
    10 minute drive
  • To Nearest Town
    10 minute drive
  • To Airport
    40 minute drive
Special offer

FREE Airport Transfers

Complimentary airport transfers included with a stay at Skippers House (Upper).

Luxury Villa Rental in Barbados

1 Bedroom Apartment Rental in Sion Hill Plantation on the West Coast of Barbados

Enjoy luxury villa rental in Barbados at Skippers House top apartment; a very large 1,200 sq ft luxuriously appointed one-bedroom apartment with spectacular ocean views to the west and peaceful pastoral scenery on the east, through mature mahogany trees to the plantation’s grass fields. The Corbin Bedroom has windows on three sides, for the enjoyment of the constant fresh breezes which blow at Sion Hill. The TV room, with built in home office space, also has a sofabed for overnight guests. Cable TV and DVD are provided, and broadband internet service is installed. This apartment has 600 sq ft of outdoor living space; a covered west-facing gallery and a spacious open air deck on the east side facing the trees, beautifully cool and serene in the afternoons.

Skipers House is located on Sion Hill Plantation, a working plantation of a little less than 100 arable acres, the crops divided between sugar cane and grass for animal feed & fodder. The plantation is situated in St. James overlooking the west coast of Barbados. We are about 7 minutes by car from the west coast beaches, premier hotels, shopping, dining and golf; 20 minutes to Bridgetown, and 35 minutes to the airport.

Our tenants and guests have unrestricted use of the 3 acres of surrounding gardens, grounds and facilities.

There are two swimming pools on the property, one close to the Orchard Apartment, and the other located a short distance away at The Yard. 
Please be aware that there is no lifeguard on duty at either pool. Childrenunder the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult who can swim.
The Sion Hill House pool was fashioned from the restoration of a centuries-old water reservoir which originally was fed from a well just outside the Plantation House. The water from the reservoir tank was used in the running of the plantation’s boiling house to process the sugar cane into sugar and molasses. Although the pool certainly doesn’t look like a water tank any longer, one of the original buttresses can be seen outside the west wall.

The swimming pool at The Yard was constructed in the remnants of a large building which housed livestock and, later on, farm machinery and equipment. The large pool deck is elevated from the surrounding ground level and affords breathtaking views of the ocean; the expansive open deck offers a variety of shade and sun areas.

There are a number of places to walk and enjoy different types of scenery and many of the residents in the area are recreational walkers, some accompanied by their dogs. The main public road stretches for about a mile up the hill between Sion Hill and Springhead Plantations, with pastoral scenery on either side and ocean views to the west. This is a quiet road with little traffic, but common-sense precautions should always be observed. Please remember, too, that the lands on either side of the road are private property.

Because Sion Hill is situated on a hillside, the area is blessed by constant fresh breezes almost the entire year; air conditioning is not required, and fans are needed only on occasion. Sion Hill enjoys one other special blessing in that the entire area, which is surrounded by mature mahogany trees, remains an oasis of privacy in an increasingly popular and developing island. Sion Hill and the two adjacent plantations (Taitts and Springhead) are serviced by one main road, with no connecting roads to other areas; there are no bus routes or traffic to any areas other than the three plantations and the upscale residential sites close by – Turtleback Ridge, Mahogany Woods and Mahogany Park.

The plantation has been owned by the Massiah family since the early 1920’s; three generations of descendants still live on the premises. In 1998 the main plantation house (circa 1790) was completely restored by Ruth Ward (nee Massiah), the present owner. Every effort was made to ensure that the character of the buildings remained as it had been.

The Skipper’s House was originally the plantation manager’s house. Over many years of disuse, the building suffered irretrievable damage from the elements and unfortunately we were unable to save the original walls. It has been re-built to its exact original dimensions, including placement of the interior walls, door and window openings.

Our goal at SION HILL is to provide very much of a “home” feeling for our guests, however long they are staying……

  • Holiday Rental Rates
  • Rates in US$ Per Night
  • Up to and including 6 night stay
  • 7 to 28 night stay
  • 1 to 3 month stay
  • 3 months and longer
    $2500/month + utilities

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Prices are quoted in US Dollars unless stated otherwise.

Prices are subject to change.

From time to time special offers and discounts may be available.




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