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Property of the Week: A luxury villa within striking distance of the island's new Ron Kirby championship course.
By Emma Al-Mousawi | August 19 2021
Apes Hill Golf & Beach Club already had a stellar reputation as one of the Caribbean island’s best courses before it closed for a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2019. Set to complete in 2022, with it comes the arrival of a new residential development and the chance to purchase a property in one of Barbados’ most breathtaking locations within striking distance of the destination’s world-class championship golf course.
Spanning 3,276 sq ft, just 15 three-bedroom Courtyard Villas are available to buy off-plan with every home situated on an 8,000 sq ft lot. Located at one of Barbados’s highest points, each property will offer sweeping southwest views of the Caribbean Sea and sunsets over the course’s 18th fairway.
On the ground floor, a substantial en-suite bedroom is in its own self-contained wing with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private patio. On the same level, the open plan living room and kitchen boasts large bi-folding glass doors affording easy access to the 15ft long private infinity pool with a water deck —the perfect spot to enjoy the golf and sea views.
The upper level comprises of two further en-suite bedrooms, of which the master leads through to a private veranda at the front of the property with the same unobstructed sea views. There is also space for a work-at-home desk, walk-in closet and the spacious master bathroom features a double vanity, bathtub and shower.
Throughout the design and build process at Apes Hill, sustainability and the protection of the area’s unique biodiversity have been front and center. Spread across a 470-acre site that is nestled amongst verdant jungle and deep gullies, the area located on Barbados’s west coast is home to a local population of green monkeys, birds and an abundance of other tropical flora and fauna.
The development has also committed to becoming power neutral within three years of opening by building a solar energy farm and other eco-initiatives in the pipeline include the creation of a farm to provide fresh produce and the establishment of beehives.
Of course, a huge drive behind buying property within Barbados’s Apes Hill development is easy to access to the new Ron Kirby designed 18 Hole, Par 72 championship golf course (developers have ambitions to make this the most environmentally responsible golf course in the Caribbean.) There is also a new Par 3 course and a state-of-the-art golf performance and teaching center with a Titleist Performance Institute – the first one to open in the Caribbean.
Non-golfers will be able to make the most of the newly renovated clubhouse, bar, restaurant, gym and yoga garden.
Courtyard Villa from $1,850,000 unfurnished or leaseback $ 1,650,000 furnished. Visit apeshillclub.com for full details.