West Coast Villas Sotheby’s International Realty focus on the sale, rental and management of luxury Golf, Marina, Lifestyle and Beachfront properties in Barbados and we are dedicated to providing the best service possible for our clients. Our friendly and polite staff provides a professional and personal service whatever your requirements and are contactable 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in Holetown which is the epicenter of the West Coast of Barbados, in the parish of St. James. There is ample parking and we are happy to meet with you at any time to discuss renting or purchasing property in Barbados. If you are already lucky enough to be a home owner we provide an attentive and efficient property management service which can be tailored specifically to your needs. Barbados is a wonderful country with a steadily growing real estate market - you may be interested to know that since records have begun, prices have never dropped in Barbados. The stable government and economy, low crime, great infrastructure, world class restaurants and hotels and daily international flights may explain this phenomenon - however we are sure that it has much to do with the friendly people, perfect year round climate and laid back atmosphere guaranteed to relax the most energetic executive. Barbados is often in the media spotlight - the likes of Tiger Woods was married at the World Famous Sandy Lane Hotel which also attracts the well heeled and super famous from every continent. The real estate market in Barbados can generally be described as exclusive and luxurious - investors or those coming to live here can choose from 3 - 6 bedroom fairway villas with panoramic sea views, state of the art townhouses and villas in gated communities with endless facilities and conveniences or luxury beach front apartments or homes offering the best in idyllic and exclusive tropical living. Interestingly there are very few restrictions on buying property in Barbados and information is readily available. Owners will need to pay annual property taxes which are approx. 0.65% of the land tax value - there is however no capital gains tax or inheritance tax. On a sale owners will need to pay 7.5% transfer tax and 1% stamp duty for property which is not registered offshore. We are best placed to introduce you to a number of local attorneys, builders, surveyors, interior designers or property developers - so what ever your real estate requirements we can help you avoid the pitfalls. There is so much to do in Barbados and for those who are looking for an active and sociable lifestyle you can fill your days with rounds of golf on one of our world class courses, fine ding in some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean or watching the likes of Argentina play Barbados on one of our many polo fields. Rally driving, scuba diving, adventure tours, horse riding, deep sea fishing, shooting and sailing are all available and more on just 166 square miles of tropical paradise. For those who simply want to relax in the sun we have a gorgeous selection of beaches from the peaceful and serene on the West Coast, famous for breathtaking sunsets, beach bars and restaurants, safe swimming and water sports to the more wild, natural and deserted beaches on the East Coast which are great for a day trip or for those who prefer to explore! If you are an international property developer looking for land or simply an investor who would like a bolt hole in the tropics which could rent whilst not being used - feel free to call West Coast Villas Sotheby's International Realty - we are here to discuss Barbados, and what it could mean to you. Yours sincerely, Richard Young Managing Director.