29 May 2019Short Term Rental


Polo Ridge, St. James


USD per day
(Summer: $1,135)

Shangri-La is a luxury Barbados holiday rental villa in Polo Ridge, St. James.

The property is a grand Spanish influenced, 1 storey villa that boasts incredible outdoor living and entertaining areas along with unobstructed sea views. Shangri-La is set amongst tropical plants and boasts a large swimming pool with a sun bathing patio. The entertaining aspect continues with a fully fitted media room and a stunning Great Room.

Shangri-La was purposely built on one level to create a grand Spanish-influenced, spacious and exceptionally comfortable villa that can easily accommodate up to eight people.

This luxury Barbados holiday rental villa features a media room/bar outfitted with an LCD flat screen television, Blueray/DVD player, stereo and CD player, all installed in a custom designed cabinet. A collection of videos, DVDs and CDs, as well as games and cards, are also provided.

This Polo Ridge villa has four air-conditioned and professionally decorated en suite bedrooms. The bedrooms are named in accordance with the décor: The White Room, The Polo Room, The Princess Margaret Room and The Master Bedroom.

Great Room

As you pass through double doors, flanked by bronze pineapple sconces, you enter the Grand Salon Sala Manjer. Crystal Versailles chandeliers at either end of the room elegantly illuminate the tray ceiling. To one side there is a seated living area with comfortable sofas and lounge chairs, and French doors lead you to the adjacent gazebo with its soothing fountain. On the opposite side of the room is the dinning area, with a mirrored buffet used for elegant dinners and afternoon English tea. A plantation style desk unites these areas, allowing you to enjoy the tradewinds and the Caribbean Sea beyond.

The Courtyard

Large Mahogany louvered doors open onto the loggia and courtyard. The furnishings include upholstered sofas and chairs, and a dining/ game table. Ceiling fans with chandelier lights suggest the Colonial period. The focal point of the courtyard is a three tiered coral stone fountain with carved dolphins. From there you pass through gates leading to a patio surrounding the large swimming pool. Comfortable sofas, chairs, lounges, and sun umbrellas are found throughout the pool area for your comfort.


The kitchen is to the side of the house, adjacent to the media room, butlers pantry, and dinning area. On either side there are large work counters with a granite-topped center island. There is a large refrigerator with ice maker, a laundry room with washer and dryer, maid’s quarters, and an herb garden.

Media Room

The media room/bar is outfitted with an LCD flatscreen television, Blu-ray/DVD player, stereo, and CD player, all installed in a custom designed cabinet. There is ample seating with an upholstered sectional sofa and chairs. A collection of videos, DVDs and CDs, as well as games and cards are provided. This room has a large bar suitable for cocktails and conversation, with an adjacent powder room for your convenience.

The Bedrooms

The White Room

  • Located in the south wing of the house
  • Sits adjacent to the media room
  • Queen size bed festooned with white sheers
  • Tropical bedside tables and a colonial style mahogany desk and chair
  • The White Room & The Polo Room share a creme Marfil marble bathroom

The Polo Room

  • Located in the south wing of the house
  • Two twin beds, side tables, a mahogany armoire & large bureau
  • The decor is decidedly polo
  • Mahogany pocket doors open to the garden and pool, with a view to the sea
  • LCD flatscreen television with a DVD player and stereo
  • The White Room & The Polo Room share a creme Marfil marble bathroom

The Princess Margaret Room

  • Located in the north wing of the house
  • Adjacent to the Master Bedroom with a center hall
  • Outfitted with two canopy twin beds, a flatscreen LCD television & a DVD player
  • Private en suite bathroom with marble counters, floor, and shower, highlighted with gold fittings
  • Skylights bring sunlight into the room during the day, and the moon and stars at night
  • This royal room dedicated to Princess Margaret
  • Opens onto a private Gazebo

The Master Bedroom

  • Located in the north wing of the house
  • Adjacent to the The Princess Margaret Room with a center hall
  • Queen size canopy bed with an Indian style carved headboard
  • Large bamboo side tables – all of which give this room a decidedly international flair
  • Two upholstered wing back chairs


  • En suite master bedroom has a Queen size bed
  • En suite bedroom 2 has a Queen size bed
  • Bedroom 3 has a Double bed
  • Bedroom 4 has a Double bed


  • Master en suite with bath & shower
  • Bedroom 2 en suite with bath & shower
  • Bedroom 3 & 4 share a bathroom with shower only

Features of

  • Land area: 4,229 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans in living room
  • Close to beach
  • Covered terrace
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Flat screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Gated
  • Hair dryer
  • Ice maker
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
  • 110 volts
  • BBQ
  • Boardgames
  • Media Room
  • DVD / Video
  • DVD library
  • House keepers quarters
  • Private terrace / deck
  • Safes in all bedrooms
  • Security alarm
  • Solar Power hot water
  • Electric water heater
  • Staffed
  • Gazebo
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Large swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Water storage tanks
  • Owner’s storage / lock up
  • Panoramic sea views
  • Private location
  • Family location
  • Enclosed gardens
  • Breezy location

Amenities nearby

  • West coast beaches
  • Daphnés restaurant
  • Petrol stations
  • Short drive to Holetown


  • Villa Manager: visits property regularly and available on demand
  • Housekeeper/Laundress: 6 days per week & 8 hours per day
  • Cook: 6 days per week
  • Security/security guard: 7 days per week

Rates per night

  • Summer (15 April to 14 December): $1,135 USD per night
    • 7 night minimum booking
    • 8 person occupancy
  • Winter (15 December to 14 April): $1,435 USD per night
    • 7 night minimum booking
    • 8 person occupancy
  • Christmas/New Year (20 December to 10 January): $1,775 USD per night
    • 14 night minimum booking
    • 8 person occupancy


  • Security deposit is required: $1,500 USD
  • VAT of 7.5% will be applied on all bookings through Dec 31st, 2019. Effective Jan 1st, 2020, VAT will be increased to 10%.
  • Room Rate Levy of 3.75% will be collected on all bookings. This fee is calculated based on your nightly rate and is capped at USD$17.50 per bedroom, per night.
  • Service charge of 1.5% will be added to all reservations
  • For requested concierge services, a 15% service charge will be added.

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