Our Story

I felt the warm sand press upon my toes as I walked along the beautiful beach remembering Our Story…

My grandpa (born and raised in Barbados) was a young man just finishing medical school when he bought a beautiful and spacious plot of land on Lancaster Ridge, in Barbados. He planned to build his retirement home there in the years to come but, who would have known it would turn out to be so much more.

50 years later

Grandpa, Grandma, Mom and Dad all sat at the table as I wondered off with my dolls oblivious to what was going on around me. They were wondering what to do with that overgrown plot of land whose purchase was just a faded memory.

A Villa. After weeks of brainstorming and frustrating and elimination finally, the idea was established. What could be better than a villa just a mile away from Barbados’s world class beaches? But just one question remained… how?

“Mommy… what’s a villa?” I said to my mother, Michelle, who was already beaming with great excitement. “Sweetie” she said trying to help explain it to her 5 year old, “it’s like a house- “

“or like a mansion” my dad chimed in

“or maybe a castle” Grandma said. I skipped away with images of princesses and queens floating around in my mind.

7 years later

I’m 12 years old now. La Maison Michelle has grown larger than any of us had anticipated. To have the ability to make my family’s dream a reality is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are quite blessed to be able to share this dream with you. After 7 years of hard work, ups and downs, and undeniable success we are proud to present to you…La Maison Michelle.

I looked up into the sky and felt the sun shining on my face then ran into the beautiful blue water, knowing I would always remember Our Story.

-Jazz

2013