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September 30, 2017 - by Maisha Ward

One Caribbean Estates September

One Caribbean Estates September newsletter speaks about the newest Montessori in Barbados and looks forward to this year’s Barbados Festival of Speed featuring Jensen Button.

 

This hurricane season has been truly devastating for many of the Caribbean islands.
Fortunately, Barbados was not affected by any of the recent hurricanes or tropical storms. 
Due to its easterly position, Barbados is rarely in the direct path of hurricanes and other disasters. 
Presently, One Caribbean Estates and One Sandy Lane will continue to support our Caribbean neighbors by supplying necessary items for survival. 
As a result of the hurricanes, we know many travelers have been displaced over this Christmas and Winter period; One Caribbean Estates wishes to assist in your efforts to re-locate your vacation plans as best as we can.
Please feel free to reach out to us as mward@onecaribbeanestates.com for further assistance.
You too can donate items to St. Barths, Dominica, St. Martin and other islands struck by hurricanes this season.
Property of the Month
Coconut Grove #5, Royal Westmoreland, Barbados
Coconut Grove #5 is a stunning three-bedroom villa that has been recently renovated in the exclusive Royal Westmoreland community on Barbados’ West Coast. With over 3,500 square feet, the villa is exquisitely appointed and boasts magnificent open living and dining areas that extend to the covered patio and private swimming pool.
Minutes from the clubhouse and estate facilities, Coconut Grove #5 enjoys a central yet secluded location overlooking the 10th fairway surrounded by mature palm trees and tropical foliage.
Royal Westmoreland is an exclusive private gated community and on-site amenities include a gym, tennis courts, Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course, elegant clubhouse with bar and restaurant, sanctuary swimming pool and café as well as a beach club.
Contract one of our professional Estate Agents for details on this stunning property.
Coconut Grove #5 is currently priced at US $1,250,000.
For a limited time, the vendor is offering financing up to 50% for 5 years. 
Lifestyle
A New Montessori on Barbados’ West Coast
Located in the northwestern parish of St. Peter, St. Luke’s Academy is an excellent choice for expat families relocating to the island of Barbados. St. Luke’s was established in 2016 due to the demand for a private primary school on the West Coast with an international-focused curriculum to complement the syllabus set forth by the Barbados Ministry of Education.
St. Luke’s Academy classrooms provide low teacher to child ratios and emphasizes individualized learning with structure while maximizing each child’s potential.
If you visit St. Luke’s Academy on any given day, you’ll find students engaged in active learning with elements of touch, taste, sight, and smell incorporated into daily classroom lessons. There’s also an on-site garden, regular walks to experience the
island’s wildlife, and activities that promote children’s creativity and independence.
Let our Estate Agents assist you in arranging a tour of the beautiful new facilities or a meeting with Principal Angelique Edwards
One Caribbean Estates News
Gear Up For Festival of Speed
Come out and join us for this year’s Barbados Festival of Speed on 14th
October 2017 from 2:00-10:00PM at Bushy Park for the Caribbean’s premier motoring event!
The One Caribbean Estates team is proudly sponsoring a private VIP box for some of our esteemed clients, and we invite you to take part in all of the planned festivities on and off the track. You’ll be treated to an internationally acclaimed programme of circuit racing, drag racing, and carting while enjoying a fine selection of food and beverages.
Former Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button will headline the event and promises patrons a thrilling experience. With a history 15 Grands Prix wins and over 50 podium finishes, Button is a racing legend.
For more information on the Festival of Speed’s exciting 2017 programme, contact the One Caribbean Estates team.  
Real Estate Tip
Hurricane Preparedness – Reducing Your Vunerability
Given the recent occurrences and what is being touted as a hyperactive hurricane season, it only seems appropriate that this month we focus on being prepared for the harsh reality that mother nature presents us with at this time of year. According to the Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration peak hurricane season usually spans from mid-August to late October. As a homeowner, landlord or even a tenant, one should consider whether they or their landlord has enough insurance protection to withstand a potential hurricane.
If you’re a responsible homeowner, you should acquire a standard homeowner’s insurance policy. Whilst most policies offer a wide range of protection, hurricanes in some instances might only be partially covered. When choosing a home insurance policy, you should seek enough dwelling coverage to completely rebuild your home if it is destroyed by a qualified peril. Bearing in mind, this will be the cost to reconstruct your home which is not the same as what you originally paid to purchase or in some cases build it.
If you’re not sure if you have enough coverage, speak to your insurance company or a qualified appraiser to determine your home’s replacement value and then compare it to the amount of coverage on your policy.
If you’re a tenant and are living in a townhouse, villa or condo, your building is likely covered by your landlord’s policy. However, purchasing protection for your possessions might be a prudent approach to saving yourself the heartache in the long-term.
The liabilities covered by your policy depend on your specific policy and provider. Typically, wind, lightning and flood damage which all usually occur during hurricanes should be included as covered perils. Water damage, however, can be a different story. As the old adage goes better safe than sorry…
Please feel free to contact us today with any questions if you’re looking make your investment in that dream vacation /second-home or need advice on ensuring that you are adequately covered.

 

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