Award-winning villa next to World Famous Crane Beach and Crane Resort!
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About Matthew Moore
I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and have several master degrees in business and real estate in Toronto and Sweden. I grew up in the hospitality industry and am fortunate to have a great teacher- my father Tim Moore. He has founded several national organizations including AMJ Campbell Van Lines and Premiere Executive Suites. The latest ventures that I am a partner in is Moore Suites, Oceanstone Resort and Crane Villas Barbados. Some of my favorite travel desinations are Iceland, Norway and Barbados. One of my favorite things about travelling is meeting new people, making new friends and learning about different lifestyles. I also love to learn new things whether it be new food, languages, music or hobbies. As a host, I strive to provide the highest quality of service in the industry and am continually looking for ways to improve my guests experience. I treat everyone like family and friends and believe this is a crucial part of my guests travel experience.
Matthew Moore purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Matthew Moore chose Diamond Valley
Arriving at Cragmere, guests will enter an enchanting world of peerless comfort, timeless elegance and quintessential Bajan hospitality. This home has been impeccably restored with both care and charisma, offering a majestic façade of dazzling whites and Plantation-style architecture along with stylish outdoor living. Set regally on a craggy, cliff-side spot on the island’s South-Eastern Coast with sparkling ocean views at every turn, Cragmere blends the very best of a tranquil self-contained home and the indulgence of almost next-door top resort level amenities. Executed with architectural panache, this home fuses local raw materials, ornate decorative flair and touches of ‘rock and roll’ decadence. Outdoor and indoor living interplay seamlessly at Bembe, with layers of sunny terraces, chic pool-side deck, romantic cliff-edge pavilion and roof lounge offering dramatic views. Guests will be able to sit back on one of the elegant day-beds after a refreshing morning swim in the 40-foot infinity swimming pool, or enjoy a mouth-watering Chef prepared meal in the shaded breeze of the pretty pergola, or even an evening cocktail in the hot tub whilst the sun softens across the open sea-scape. Five bedrooms (the fifth one is optional) comprise three King size beds, one Queen and Twin bedrooms (can also be a king), offering airy, lavishly proportioned space for nine guests. Each bedroom has its own en-suite, and guest can rest in the knowledge that all the contemporary touches are in place; air-conditioning, HD satellite television and DVD for when downtime calls. This classic home unfolds with serene, tastefully finished interiors hallmarked by the use of cool marble, gloss-polished mahogany furniture and a genteel brand of glamour: roll top antique desk, oil paintings, sedate armchairs. There is a charming note of stately ceremony, the offer of formal dining or low-key living - a blend of Bajan ease and Colonial luxury. The bedrooms offer crisp cotton linens, lavish
What makes this Villa unique
Cragmere is superbly located on the South-Eastern Coast of Barbados, next to the Crane Hotel Resort, a matter of moments from a local-style convenience store (walkable) and only a little further to markets, supermarkets and the airport (all between seven- and ten-minutes’ drive.) Barbados is an independent Caribbean island known for its melting pot of traditions and customs, for vibrant local life, rich rum and sugar plantation history, and, of course, some of the world’s finest beaches. Cragmere is within walking distance to Foul Bay and Crane Beach; the latter has won international recognition for its natural beauty; protected by a natural coral reef, it offers elegant parasols and loungers and a gentle incline to the azure waters.
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Simply breathtaking. Exceeded expectations!
To say this property is breathtaking is actually a huge understatement. As beautiful as the photos on this site were, they still don’t do it justice.
The Cragmere team was very helpful. Matthew guided me through the reservations process then turned me over to Alexis who manages the property. She is a valuable resource for questions and helping prepare for your stay. She connected us with awesome resources for excursions, transportation, and meals. Sara was there to meet us and give us a tour of the villa and get us settled in. All the people we interacted with (housekeeper, gardener, pool guy) truly exemplified what the incredible hospitality of Barbados is all about!
One of the options you have available to you when staying at the Cragmere is to have a personal cook to prepare meals. This is not something my frugal family would normally do, but we booked Hilda to prepare three evening dinners and Ralph as a bartender on days where we planned to stay at the villa. Hilda will shop for and prepare you some of the most incredible, authentic Bajan meals and is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. We took a liking to Ralph from the first rum punch he served us, and he catered to our every need. The Cragmere Villa is absolutely beautiful, but Hilda and Ralph may have been the most important part of our vacation.
Simply put…the best location on the island in my opinion. Quiet and away from the hustle/crowds of the west side, but close enough to not be secluded. Steady ocean breezes that made even the hottest days comfortable and the nights even sometimes cool. The sprawling property gave our group of 9 plenty of room to spread out. The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen and living areas finely appointed. For beach time…walk over to Crane Beach for Foul Bay Beach. It’s just a short walk up the street to Marco Polo for a great dinner out. There’s a great smoothie shack near there too.
One comment worth noting…do not be put off by any finishes that look corroded/worn out on any light fixtures or appliances you see in the property. While they may look neglected, I learned that it’s very common on the east coast for metal to quickly rust/corrode due to the constant salty ocean breezes that blow through the house. Honestly, if you notice the few places where this has happened, you are missing the point of this vacation. This villa is perfect as is! Simply stunning!
This property has the most amazing views and outdoor space. The pool was wonderful and the landscaping is beautiful. Very private and within walking distance to the Crane resort which had great restaurants. A wonderful house where you can completely relax.
This hideaway spot, sandwiched between Crane Beach and Fowl Bay Beach was ideal for our 2 families!
This house was wonderful! Perched on a hilltop with a stretch of incredible and dynamic vistas! With waves crashing, the wind whistling through the palm trees- it was heaven! The icing on the cake was a full moon that rose up to illuminate the turquoise waters below. It was pure magic.
We were celebrating my sister's 60th birthday and we had both our families together. We chose this house because we thought it would be more fun for our college age kids who were looking for waves and surfing action. The house works well for those who want to get away from the touristy section of the West coast of Barbados and have the excitement of the East side which is more dramatic.
We had Hilda cook 3 nights which was perfect home cooking. Cathy helped arrage our transportation and made sure we had everything we needed to have a perfect vacation. Thank you. We hopefully will be back.
Great Vacation for the family
View is outstanding. Pool/patio/daybeds/hot tub/etc are great ways to enjoy the days. Food choices at the Crane resort and nearby (Marco Polo) exceeded expectations. Will definitely plan on return visit. Visit Foul Bay beach just south of the house. Its a 3min drive and huge beach with almost no one around. And Crane beach is just north with more people and activities.
Im glad you enjoyed your stay Sean! Hope you can come back again in the future. Kind regards, Matt
Can't wait to return!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home!! We had a wonderful wee and look forward to returning again soon!
So glad you had a wonderful trip Nicki! Kind regards, Matt
Spectacular home in a perfect location
The home is spectacular and the location and views beyond anything we have seen before. The attention to detail is incredible and the manager was always available to help or provide recommendations. We really wish we could have stayed longer than one week but look forward to staying another time.
Greg & Tania
Thanks for the kind words Greg, I hope you can come back to visit again soon! Best, Matt
Located on the Southeast coast of Barbados, this villa is within walking distance to two of the best beaches in Barbados; Crane Beach and Foul Bay. The Crane Resort, a few minutes walk away, is world famous for cuisine, duty free shopping and their beach was ranked number one in the world. The Crane beach can be accessed through the Crane Resort next door if you buy a meal or groceries (only a 5 minute walk) or around the resort (which is about a 10-15 minute walk). There is also a beach directly in front of the villa which can be accessed by a stairway- however this beach is fairly rough and the most popular one is next door at the Crane Beach.