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Crane Resorts offers peace, elegance and natural beauty in new Barbados East Coast development.
While the rich and famous can be regularly sighted enjoying Barbados’ sun, sea and sand on the island’s famed West Coast, locals have historically taken the road less travelled – choosing the East Coast as their vacation getaway, relishing in uninterrupted miles of enchanting coastal scenery.
Charmingly rustic and breathtakingly beautiful, the East Coast represents the authentic Barbados, untouched by the passage of time. There are no jet skis, condominiums or night clubs here, only sights of dramatic limestone cliffs and sounds of endless waves colliding with expanses of windswept beaches. This is the other side of Barbados… timeless, unspoilt and secluded.
The East Coast has always held a special place in the hearts of Barbadians, and today, its quaint fishing villages are home to rustic ‘beach houses’ that welcome weary locals seeking respite from the sometimes taxing demands of life in the island’s capital. Indeed, many of these ‘beach houses’ are second homes to fortunate Barbadian families and have been passed down from one generation to the next, rendering the prospect of ownership virtually impossible – until now.
Crane Resorts, developer of the highly successful Crane Residential Resort on the island’s South-East Coast, is developing a new, very exclusive residential community – Beach Houses.
Managing Director, Paul Doyle explains, “The Crane has always appealed to those who want to get away from it all and our new development Beach Houses was conceptualised and designed for those who really want to get away. We’ve been fortunate to acquire a magnificent site overlooking Skeete’s Bay and Culpepper Island on the island’s East Coast, where land development has been historically restricted. The preservation of most of the East Coast as a National Park ensures that this beautiful stretch of coastline will remain untouched forever. Now, with our model unit completed and the entire project designed – Beach Houses offers a ‘Grenadines’ seclusion to buyers right here in Barbados.”
Beach Houses seamlessly marries the simple elegance and open spaces of contemporary architecture to the casual comfort of the traditional Barbadian East Coast beach house. Featuring 62 freestanding ‘beach houses’ and a small boutique hotel spread across a gently sloping 50 acre hillside, each two and three-bedroom residence enjoys 180° of breathtaking ocean views.
“Each residence is experienced in polar opposites – the entry presents a very private facade which clearly defines the boundaries of the public domain, whilst also serving to belie the true soul of the architecture,” states Shawn Archer, Design Manager. “Crossing that threshold of entry reveals that beyond, the boundaries fall away. An open plan and sliding doors that open entire walls, place the observer in complete sensory connection with nature and the boundlessness of the ocean. These polar counterpoints of the architecture create a dynamic that makes the experience of the space, constantly refreshing.”
Generously scaled and beautifully appointed, each residence will feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows for spectacular ocean views, 2 infinity edge private pools with hot tubs (one 37 ft wide for the main residence and the other 19 ft wide for the “lock-off” studio), private patios offering a “no tan-lines” level of privacy, outdoor showers, hammocks, BBQ grills and built-in owner’s storage. On completion, Beach Houses will feature 2 restaurants (one fine dining and the other casual) a dramatic bar and a state-of-the-art wellness centre – all featuring extraordinary panoramic ocean views. The resort will also feature a full-service day spa and a convenience store.
Senior Architect, Ian Ramsay comments, “Beach Houses is the ideal tropical luxury escape – you, the beach and the sun. Every aspect of the design was purposefully created around the harmony of your experience of the surrounding natural environment, in complete privacy and serenity.”
Beach Houses was designed at the outset for those who prefer to travel in a different direction. Doyle explains, “Beach Houses buyers prize peace, tranquility and natural beauty. While not prepared to sacrifice elegance, they prefer to keep it casual. They easily make the decision that the occasional drive to island’s urban corridor is more than worth the space, beauty and lifestyle they enjoy all day long.”
Beach Houses, like its sister property The Crane, affords whole and fractional ownership options, complete with the same sensible pricing, flexibility and security – presenting the unique opportunity for “laid back” luxury living for a privileged few.
Ownership at Beach Houses offers a home-away-from-home tailored to your individual needs. Owners (including Whole Owners) receive unprecedented benefits, including a rental pool option that has been profitable for all owners every year; turn-key services that cover everything (including property taxes, all utilities, interior maintenance, daily maid service and replacement of furniture, fixtures and utensils etc.) and all of the amenities and services of a 5-star resort. Beach Houses’ ownership also brings with it access to over 200 of the world’s most luxurious fractional properties and private residence clubs through membership in The Registry Collection® (theregistrycollection.com).
Fractional Ownership prices start at US$56,000; Whole Ownership prices up to US$2.95mil.
For sales information, contact The Property Sales Office located at Crane Resorts, Crane, St. Philip.