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Wonderful West Coast Villa, 5 Mins Walk Gibbs & Mullins Beaches, Sleeps 8

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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

An outstanding, spacious villa; private, peaceful, relaxed; stroll to 2 beaches

Gibbs Glade Villa (GGV) is an immaculate, wonderfully tranquil, super quiet and spacious 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa with its own pool, set in fully enclosed topical gardens, with security controlled automated gate entry. Vaulted ceilings throughout the villa, afford a light & airy feeling.

Courtesy airport transfers, daily housekeeping, regularly changed linens & towels (including beach towels), bathrobes, slippers, soaps, super-fast internet (WiFi) with cable TV and Netflix are all included in your rental fee. Chef services also available.

Ideally located for the discerning on the platinum coast, between Speightstown and Holetown, this detached villa is situated in an established, safe and very peaceful neighbourhood, known as Gibbs Glade. It is just a short walk to both Gibbs and Mullins Beaches, whilst being centrally located for sightseeing trips all around this captivating island.

The open plan layout of this single story property is ideal for multi-generational family holidays as well as couples getaways. The wrap-around colonial style verandah affords ample indoor/outdoor living at its best, with plentiful relaxed seating, as well as ambient alfresco dining. The high ceilings throughout provide a feeling of space which is enhanced by the gentle trade winds which keeps the villa nicely cool. There is air conditioning in each bedroom and ceiling fans in every room as well as on the rear verandah.

Set in a third of an acre with carefully tended gardens the property features an attractive well maintained 20 foot circular swimming pool, with a large patio surround with sun loungers and chairs. The landscaping has been planned to provide a high level of privacy. One can enjoy the sun all day long around the pool area and there are parasols and natural shade provided by the palms, when you need to take a break from the rays. This east facing oasis enjoys a welcome breeze and there is an outside shower for freshening up and for loosing the sand after your morning dip in the fabulously calm, crystal clear Caribbean waters of Gibbs bay, just a short stroll away...when you can also watch the monkeys about their morning rituals at the end of the road!

The large, open-plan well equipped kitchen has an oven/hob, microwave, CuisineArt appliances (grind & brew coffee maker, blender, juicer, toaster, kettle) and there is a large multi-burner gas barbecue on the rear terrace. There is a 40" Hi-Def flatscreen TV with full cable package above the breakfast bar (with a further TV in the studio).

Each bedroom in the main villa has french doors opening onto the verandah, the Garden Suite opens onto the gardens and pool area and all bedrooms have their own bathroom (3 are ensuite shower rooms, one is a family bathroom with shower over bath). Large fitted closets provide ample hanging space, shelves, drawers and central vanities. The Master Bedroom has a digital safe and a kingsize bed. The Second Bedroom has a queensize bed, the Garden Suite has a double bed and the Twin room has twin beds (which may be pushed together for couples). All are super comfortable, replete with lovely linens. A foldaway bed for young children and a crib for infants are available for rental.

The Studio houses a 55" curved ultra HD TV (with full cable, Netflix & WiFi) and a BlueTooth and DVD player, comfy leather sofa, rowing machine, exercise bike, light weights and yoga mats. There is also a basketball hoop on the fully enclosed front yard where there is parking for 4+ cars.

The idyllic, peaceful Gibbs Beach, perfect for swimming & snorkelling, is just a 4 mins walk away via a cut through. The livelier Mullins Beach, which has a very good beach bar/restaurant plus water sports, inflatables for the children and sun loungers available, is just a 5 mins walk via a similar cut through. Another favourite beach of ours can be found a few mins drive away at Lower Carlton, where loungers are also available for hire.

The authentic Speightstown, full of Caribbean charm, is approx 5 mins by car with the more vibrant Holetown complete with the stylish Lime Grove centre housing designer shopping, eateries and state of the art cinema, is just a 10 mins drive.

A car is recommended (but by no means essential) and if required, we can request a quote for a hire car at very reasonable rates, with one our preferred suppliers, arranging for delivery on your arrival to the villa. Alternatively, taxis are reasonably priced and for the more adventurous, you can travel anywhere on the island by bus for $2 BDS ($1USD!). GGV provides courtesy airport pick-ups and drop offs.

There are a couple of supermarkets within an easy drive and a 24 hour petrol station within walking distance (500 meters) which has a wide selection of convenience and food items available. There is a local fish market and fruit & veg stall 5 mins away (to make the most of the gas barbecue!), plus numerous excellent restaurants and bars all located within a short drive of the villa. Mullins and Bombas are within walking distance.

The villa and gardens are fully enclosed with automatic security controlled keypad & fob entry gates to front and there is 360 degree exterior lighting on the veranda which is automatically security lit from dusk to dawn. The whole exterior of the property is fumigated frequently to keep mosquitoes and other insects at bay and there are electric mosquito zappers on the rear terrace, plus mosquito netting on all windows, allowing them to be constantly open.

We do not enforce a set check-in/check-out time, but broadly speaking, its around 12:00 and 16:00 although we will always do our best to accommodate guest needs. We do, however ask for your cooperation with our excellent GGV management team, should we have a same-day turn around.

Housekeeping is daily, for 4 hours, usually between the hours of 08:30 and 13:30 but times may be adjusted slightly to suit GGV guests, when assistance with guest laundry may be given if required (although guests have access to their own washing machine). The villa has lots of space, so the presence of discrete GGV staff should never impinge upon our guests privacy.

We offer chef services (at an additional fee) helping you to make the most of the very most of the villa. Shopping and table service included in fees. Happy to provide further details upon request.

From start to finish, we will do our utmost to ensure your vacation is hassle free and fabulous. Just relax, unwind, soak up the rays and sink into the quality comforts of Gibbs Glade Villa and enjoy the spectacular 'platinum' coast of beautiful Barbados ......
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Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Children Welcome:

    Travel Cot & high chair available. An extra U-Bed or cot can be provided at extra cost if required. Please ask....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted on terraces only but NOT inside the villa please...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are animal lovers! Please ask owner for permission in advance....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Garden Suite: 1 double


  • Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen


  • The Master Bedroom has a Kingsize Bed (6'3"x 6'6") The Double Bedroom has a Queensize Bed ((5' x 6'6") The Twin Room has two Single Beds of 3'2 x 6'2" The twin beds can be pushed together if required. A fold away bed for children and crib for infants can also be arranged (rental fee applies) The Garden Suite has a Double Bed 0f 4'5" x 6'2") The Garden Suite is located in a detached building in the gardens, near the pool. All bedrooms and studio have ceiling fans as well as air conditioning. The master bedroom has a safe.There is a baby's travel cot & high with detachable booster chair available. Fresh bed linen and towels (both bath & beach) are provided and changed regularly. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Garden Suite Ensuite Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Master Ensuite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Step in tiled shower enclosure...moreless

  • Twin Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shower over bath...moreless

  • Double Ensuite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Step in tiled shower enclosure...moreless

  • Waffle robes & slippers provided for guest use, including slippers for children (robes not available in child sizes, sorry!). Soaps provided...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We strongly recommend the FiveStarFastTrack Service at Grantley Adams Airport for which I have negotiated 35% discount for GGV guests (usual rate $50 USD), GGV guest rate $35USD per person, under 12's free. It includes a personalised meet and greet, fast track escort through immigration & customs, arrangement of porter (if required) to baggage claim and out of the airport where Floyd, our villa manager will be waiting to take you to the villa. Whilst a car is by no means essential, we would be happy to get a quote and book a car from of one of our preferred suppliers. Drivers need to be over 25 and under 75 and we would arrange for delivery to the villa at which time, you can pay the company directly. We have arranged a 15% discount with a local sailing company who arrange turtle trips and catamaran cruises. Highly recommended (swimming with turtles is almost compulsory on Barbados!) We have a 15% jest discount in place with local reputable diving company, Reefers & Wreckers...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full Cable package & Netflix...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose Bluetooth player in villa plus blue tooth player in studio...moreless

  • Television:

    x 2 Wall mounted 40" HiDef flatscreen in kitchen/lounge area a 55" Ultra-HiDef Curve TV with 4K technology in The Studio...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Alfresco dining around large glass topped table on terrace overlooking well lit pool with seating for 8+ There is a Bose bluetooth player available for guest use....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In all bedrooms, but due to high ceilings, the ceiling fans usually provide adequate. Ceiling fans in lounge and when doors left open, a constant breeze runs throughout. Natures air conditioning!...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The Studio (opposite the Garden Suite) houses a 55" curved ultra HD TV, leather sofa, rowing machine, exercise bike, light weights and yoga mat. There is a basketball hoop out front....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Yes, super fast fibre optic ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Changed frequently, but just ask our housekeeper Averil if you have a special request ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Bose bluetooth player...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 4 vehicles within gates to front of villa...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    For up to 4 cars...moreless

  • Safe
  • Telephone:

    All local calls are free in Barbados ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom & Beach provided and changed regularly. but just ask our housekeeper if you have a special request Robes & slippers provided...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine:

    Guest laundry provided by housekeeper, but there is a washing machine in kitchen for guest use if required and washing line to side of house....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes wi-fi available...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    CuisineArt grind & brew plus small espresso pot...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Airy, open plan, double doors onto verandah; all the usual plus, dishwasher, washing machine (exclusively for guest use), CuisineArt Grind & Brew, 4 slice toaster, juicer, espresso pot...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    CuisineArt 4 slice...moreless


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas barbecue...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    circular 20ft, wide steps, hand rail, always warm!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.8
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Low Season Special 2016
Sep 15 - Dec 14, 2016
4 night min stay
Xmas 2016
Dec 15 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 - Apr 23, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer 2017
Apr 24 - Dec 14, 2017
4 night min stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 - Apr 15, 2018
4 night min stay
Summer /Autumn 2018
Apr 16 - Dec 14, 2018
4 night min stay
Xmas 2018
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2019
5 night min stay
Winter 2019
Jan 6 - Apr 15, 2019
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $377.66
  • No additional mandatory fees


A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure booking. In the event of a date change that we are able to accommodate, we will gladly transfer the deposit. The security deposit is refundable and in normal circumstances will be refunded in full within the system within a few day of departure if all is in order. In the event of damages, appropriate deductions will be made and the remaining balance will be refunded. If arrival is within sixty days of booking, payment is required in full. If securing booking via a 25% deposit, the 75% balance is due sixty days prior to arrival. Failure to pay the rental balance when due will result in cancellation of the booking and forfeiture of deposit. For any payment queries, please do not hesitate to ask owner.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grantley Adams International Airport
450 Metres
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Royal West Moreland
500 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
450 Metres
Nearest Ski
350 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

The villa is on the West Coast with Gibbs Beach being the closest just a 4 minute walk. It is quiet and secluded. A similar short walk along the same coastline in the opposite direction is Mullins Beach which is more active with a bar/restaurant with boat hire, jetskis and inflatables for the children. GGV is within 10 minutes of several renowned golf courses including the Royal West Moreland and Sandy Lane. For shopping , try Speightstown which is 5 minutes away and retains the original charm of the Island. The luxurious Lime Grove shopping centre with its designer shops can be found in Holetown less10 minutes drive away. The capital , Bridgetown , is a 30 minute drive with cricket at the Oval, horse racing at the Garrison and Barbados Yacht Club. Polo can be found 20 mins away at Holders. The villa is close to many upscale restaurants as well as more traditional bars restaurants and 'rum shops' with authentic, tasty and cheap Bajan cuisine. Some (Mullins/Bombas)are within walking distance. Of course you can always pick up some freshly caught fish from one of the many local fish stalls (closest being 2 mins drive) which you can grill on the gas barbecue and enjoy al fresco in the tranquil ambience of the well lit pool, terrace and gardens. Perfect! can be handy


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2016

About the owner: Maria and Markku first visited Barbados in 1999 and were immediately captivated by the natural beauty of Barbados, unspoilt beaches, marvellous year-round climate and the crystal clear caribbean seas; the wonderfully laid back, friendly people plus the safety and the 110% commitment to tourism of the whole country. They married in New York in 2002 and left south west London for the east coast of Scotland in 2007, where they now live. They remain as smitten by the beautiful island of Barbados as they were some 17 years ago......they bought GGV in February 2016

Why the Owner Chose Gibbes, Barbados:
Gibbs Glade Villa is beautifully designed to provide a wonderfully spacious and relaxed living area, with simple symmetry, both inside and out and a high degree of privacy. It is a calm and tranquil oasis set in a peaceful neighbourhood, with a constant gentle breeze, within easy walking of one of the islands best kept secrets, the idyllic Gibbs beach.

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

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