The history of the Inchcape Seaside Villas property reaches back as far as 1920, when the plantation style main house was constructed as the Seaside mansion of the plantation owner Lord Inchcape. House Seaside was built of 2 feet wide coral stone blocks and so were the surrounding buildings as the maids quarter and the stables.
After several changes in ownership, the property was converted in 1961 into an apartment hotel. Two buildings, Sunrise and Sunset were added to the rental fleet. And finally in 1992 the property underwent total renovation when the property was converted into what it represents today, a colonial style property with most modern amenities and still well preserved colonial style features. Inchcape’s rental units are being constantly updated since and are kept to highest standards at all times.
Inchcape today has a solid repeat clientele, smartly placed advertisement and strong connections within the tourist industry, especially niche markets such as wind and kitesurfing,
The owners of the Inchcape Seaside Villas are the people who brought windsurfing to Barbados in 1978 and developed the windsurfing into a prosperous niche market for the most southern tip of the island. Numerous small businesses between Oistins and Long Beach are nowadays able to make a living on the options once created by windsurfing and consequently expanded through kitesurfing and surfing, two more niche markets which experienced a tremendous boost in the tailwind of what windsurfing has brought to the island.
The Inchcape property attracted interest within a wide variety of media. It has been featured on TV stations worldwide. English and Canadian TV channels chose the Inchcape Seaside Villas for life style and reality shows. Numerous articles about the Inchcape property were published in magazines and other publications all over the world.
A broad variety of travelers of all social backgrounds have chosen the Inchcape Seaside Villas as their holiday destination. From the sports enthusiast surfer to the rich and famous as well as the average holiday maker who found the special feature he or she was looking for in this exceptional property.
Despite being a reputable hotel property, the Inchcape Seaside Villas represent life style, and passion. It is run as an apartment and house rental hotel, but has never lost it’s private character, so that the property much more brings over the feeling of being a private estate rather than a tourist rental facility.