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Nature Lovers Retreat on Beautiful East

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

An Authentic Caribbean Island Experience. What Barbados felt like 50 years ago, with the amenities of today.

Nestled into the breathtaking east coast of Barbados, this 4 acre property, "Rabbit Hill " is a private tropical paradise for travelers seeking an authentic island experience in a rustic setting. Ideal for families, Rabbit Hill is a relaxing haven for adults and a fun-filled paradise for children.

See...the vibrant colors and raw nature unleashed along the unspoiled eastern coastline; the spectacular impact of the Atlantic Ocean's vibrant surf on natural outcroppings...walk along the coastline for miles enjoying the Atlantic, on unrivaled hiking trails.

Hear...the blissful peace of a lazy tropical environment, punctuated by the relaxing sounds of pounding surf, swishing palm leaves and chattering monkeys.

Feel...the calming, tropical trade winds that caress this lushly landscaped property and sway through the breezy bungalow.

Smell...the salty ocean mingled with the citrus and floral scents from exotic tropical island flora.

Taste...the explosion of sweet juice from a freshly cut mango or orange, or the delightfully exotic milk from a coconut right on the property.

Enjoy...breathtaking views of cliffs and oceans, of casarinas, norfolk pine and palm trees all exquisitely co-existing among the luscious hibiscus and bourgonvelia.

Enjoy...the refreshing coolness of the pool, or the tranquil sway of the hammocks as your eyes delight in the multiple of gorgeous views from the large deck.

Experience the ultimate of the tropical Bajan experience, in a refreshing way, as an integral part of the island's authentic lifestyle.

Luxuriate in western amenities of a king size bed, air conditioning, a "Balinese" washroom, a gourmet equipped kitchen, an outdoor dining room that seats ten.

Feel secure in the comfort of a small safe community away from the hustle, bustle and hecticness of the urban tourist environment. The home has been built with safety, security, comfort and total relaxation as its goal. All of our guests have said it has been achieved.

Twenty minutes from the airport...Ten minutes from a local beach...Twenty minutes to the world famous Crane Beach...Minutes from friendly neighbours...Thirty minutes to cross the island with access to everything else that Barbados has to offer, great beaches, golfing, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming with turtles.

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Owner
Tom Neuendorff
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Tom Neuendorff

We are a Canadian family who has owned and used this beautiful property for the past 20 years. Rabbit Hill in Barbados was always by far our children's favourite holiday destination.

The shared family memories serve them well now as young working adults with limited holidays and less time to visit the island. Over the past few years we have decided to rent our home selectively to others who appreciate tropical nature in all its glory.

Tom Neuendorff purchased this house in 1998

Why Tom Neuendorff chose Saint Margarets

Barbados is a beautiful island with lovely people we consider ourselves fortunate to have a property on the island where we have our privacy yet be only short distances from fun activities be it gorgeous beaches,golf,hiking,horse back riding,sailing ,dining or any number of other wonderful activities the island offers its tourists.

What makes this house unique

The constant breezes and surf sounds of the Atlantic Ocean are truly intoxicating!

Immediately outside of our drive way it's a hikers paradise with walking trails along the rugged Atlantic coast that an experienced hiker/renter commented are some of the most "photogenic walks" he had been on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

These are questions which we sent to our first long term renter, Simon and family from the U.K. who rented Rabbitt Hill for 3 weeks in July.



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Were the people who run the house ( Agnes, Winston, Ronie) of help and



available when needed?



Yes but at the same time respecting privacy. It was good chatting with Winston each morning. Agnes was very helpful ( and her husband). Did not get to meet with Ronie but cleaning was excellent and all things we would need in interim were all readily available.





How did you find the East Coast of the island?



The best from a scenery perspective ( along with North). People a little more friendly and environment was still more green and natural. For us Brits July and August is our main vacation time. On the west and south coast it was less noticeable but it is apparent that things are quieter at this time on the East coast. A couple of occasions it was very difficult to eat out locally. I had phoned the Round House the day before to check opening for Sunday lunch but when we got there they were not open!. Atlantis, Edgewater and Dina’s at Bathsheba all recommended. Driving is different in Barbados at night and the drive back from Holetown etc took a little getting used to. I was glad we hired a jeep and feel I would recommend this in order to travel the Island. Must say however looked forward to coming back to east coast every night. Feel any issue or expectation was more with guide books and Barbados web sites etc about level of activity at this time of year











Would you consider going back? Would you recommend Rabbit Hill to others ?



Yes. May be as part of ‘Island hopping’ when kids have gone to college or with other friends. I say this as we were there for almost 3 weeks and covered 1200 km of the Islands 1450km roads rather than any issue with Barbados. In terms of recommending Rabbit Hill to others then absolutely. Happy to do this informally in our own social network or by providing any reference or testimonial for you as needed.





Once again thanks to you and your family for a great holiday !



unqte
Jul 2008
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Saint Margarets, Barbados

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has King bed & ensuite Bathroom., Queen size Beds (1) 2 rooms with 1 queen bed each., Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 room with two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4.5 acre beautifully landscapted property with pool. Pick your own fruit off orange,banana, mango,quava,trees, , wildlife, flowers, ocean breeze, birds, butterflies, private but not secluded, www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPQ-GBFEqjo

Reviews

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Nature Lovers Retreat on Beautiful East
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Loved everything about it. It was perfect for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

During booking and after booking, both the owner, Tom, and the property manager, Agnes, were very helpful and resourceful. They both provided us with great information, the rental guide was very detailed and it was obvious that they are interested in ensuring the guests enjoy the stay on the property and in Barbados.

Upon arrival of the property, we were just stunned by how beautiful and large this place is, I echo the other reviewers that pictures just couldn't capture its full beauty. The house itself was not large, but was efficiently laid out and was perfect for our party of 8. The rooms were simple, classy and clean, very nicely kept. The kitchen was also sufficiently equipped for making meals. We did cook for ourselves on most of the evenings. We also really liked spotting the creatures on the property: Monkeys, lizards, geckos and bats in the evening. My children were thrilled to see them and called them "our little friends".

Our party has three generations, the property was perfect such that it kept us all together but provided enough space for everyone as we all have different interests. My parents enjoyed short walks on and around the property, my husband enjoyed resting and reading in the hammock on the deck, and my children enjoyed swimming in the pool.

The property also has stunning views from the deck and the lookout point (viewing sun rise there was magical, but you have to get up really early as sunrise in Barbados is around 5:30).

Winston the gardener is very friendly and sweet. He gave us coconut juice on the 2nd day we arrived. We also bought chickens and eggs from his family, they were delicious.

Initially, we were concerned about the location and logistics, but it actually was not as bad as we had imagined. We rented a car, and used our cell phones as GPS. Yes, we did get lost multiple times, but that's how we discovered farmers' markets and fruit & veggie stands. Yes, driving on the left side of the road was a bit confusing at the beginning (especially for left turns, we ended up in right lane a few times), but we got used to it fairly quickly. Being away from the tourists areas was great, I can't imagine being crammed in the hotels or condos after having stayed at Rabbit Hill.

Overall, it's a well deserved 5 star. I would return to Rabbit Hill and recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rabbit Hill is gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to stay if you enjoy serenity, local flavor, and monkey watching. None of which you get on the touristy west side of the island. We loved exploring Barbados using Rabbit Hill as our home base, and returning to relax on the porch or in the pool in the evenings. You will need a car to get to other areas of the island for activities or attractions. I really liked how the remote location allowed us to see so much of Barbados from driving around. We had an amazing time!

  • Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Caroline. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our southern home and experienced what we believe is the gem of Barbados - the beauty and tranquility of the east coast. Tom
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Toronto
5

A Visit to the Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently returned from our visit to our own private "Garden of Eden." Andre, the owner, was extremely easy to deal with. He quickly responded to our questions, got things taken care of smoothly, and left a very accurate renters guide which was extremely helpful. The staff on the property were excellent. Agnes greeted us as we arrived and explained everything to us, and called during the week to make sure everything was OK. Winston, the gardener picked fresh fruits for us to eat and gave us a nice tour pf the property.

The property - magnificent. Your own paradise to enjoy. The beauty is beyond! With the constant roar of the ocean in the background. Total privacy. The pool is deceptively large...much bigger than the pictures would suggest. Very cleverly designed...lots of space on the deep end to swim laps...yet lots of shallow space for little ones. The outdoor deck is enormous, and is the basic primary living space when not going to sleep. Although we had privacy, yet you did not feel isolated, as the city bus passed by in the area, and you are not more than 40 minutes from anywhere on the island. Very good grocery shopping only 20 minutes away. We were a short drive from Bath beach for swimming and Bathsheba beach for long walks along the ocean. Lots of other great places to visit - all not very far away.

Renting a car is a must...just need to get used to driving on the left side of the road...some of which are very narrow. Alternately, you can use Taxis to get around as well.

Could not have asked for a better place to unwind from the stress of hectic city life at home. 2 thumbs up to Rabbit Hill!

  • Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two beautiful weeks at Rabbit Hill. The pictures do it no justice, it is a magical place to stay. We drove to other places or hiked around on the east coast and enjoyed every moment on the island, but the best was to come home to the sounds of the surf and your own pool for a quick swim. Agnes, Winston and Angela kept us informed, provided fresh coconut water and bananas, and Angela made us feel at home by cooking our Christmas dinner. This is a great family get away.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed at Rabbit Hill over the holiday break this year and had such a fantastic time! The property was everything we could have imagined, and just as described--actually, even better! We stayed for a week and Agnes (property manager) and Winston (grounds keeper) were very helpful and went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. They brought us fresh fruit from the property upon our arrival and Winston cracked coconuts for us each morning he was there so we could have fresh coconut water. Amazing!

Most days we went out exploring the island to see all it has to offer, which is a lot! But we were very happy to come home to the serene east coast and Rabbit Hill every evening. Most evenings we made big meals and spent time out on the porch conversing about our adventures that day. Upon the owner's recommendation we had a local woman, by the name of Angela, come and cook us an authentic Bajan meal one night.. and it was absolutely delicious and completely worth it!

We all found Barbados to be a spectacular island. For anyone who tends to get a bit nervous traveling internationally and to new cultures (like myself!), Barbados is a great place to visit because the island is filled with really friendly people who go out of their way to make you feel welcome.

Our whole group was in agreement that if we hadn't stayed at Rabbit Hill, we probably wouldn't have experienced even half of what we experienced on the island. It was our entire group's first time to Barbados and everyone had such an amazing time that on the last day we were all in very solemn moods because we had to leave and go back to our regular lives.

We will DEFINITELY be going back to Rabbit Hill again soon.. hopefully for 2 weeks next time!!

  • Submitted: 1-Feb-2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Rabbit Hill in January with our two kids, and we had a perfect stay. Stylish. Personal. Beautiful view. Excellent facilities. This is obviously a place somebody really cares for. Just go. It is better than the pictures show. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Enjoy all that Barbados has to offer, including: golfing, scuba, beach exploring, fishing and fine dining.

Experience the nature of the East Coast and feel as if you were in the Barbados of 50 years ago.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Saint Margarets, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$1,820
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$125
Refundable Damage Deposit C$700

Stays over 14 days are negotiable.
Arrangements can be made for airport pickup. Rental car can be delivered to property, if required. Extra maid service during stay can be arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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