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

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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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 is an immaculate, wonderfully tranquil, light and spacious, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached villa, with its own pool, set in fully enclosed, secluded, tropical gardens. Vaulted ceilings throughout afford a light and airy feeling, with gentle trade winds, helping to keep the villa cool. GGV offers a pleasing inside/out living experience with plentiful relaxed seating, as well as ambient alfresco dining. Courtesy airport transfers, daily housekeeping, regularly changed linens, bath & beach towels , bathrobes, AC and super-fast internet with cable TVs & Netflix are all included in your rental fee. Both chef and grocery shopping services are available at extra fees and a car rental quote, can be provided at your request.

We aim to offer a very high standard at exceptional value, for a wonderful vacation to remember and we trust that our guest reviews will provide testimony to this.

Ideally located for the discerning traveller on the 'platinum' west coast, between Speightstown and Holetown, GGV is situated in an established, safe and very peaceful neighbourhood, known as Gibbs Glade. Access controlled-automated gate entry, together with all-night 360 degree security lighting provides that extra peace of mind.

It is just a short walk to both Gibbs and Mullins beaches (with its popular bar/restaurant), whilst being centrally located for sightseeing this captivating island.

The open plan layout of this single story property is ideal for multi-generational family holidays as well as couples getaways. There is air conditioning in each bedroom and ceiling fans in every room as well as on the rear verandah. The pool and well lit gardens provide for a striking evening backdrop to your terrace dining.

Set in a third of an acre, with a distinctive palm tree perimeter, the landscaping has been planned to provide a very high level of privacy. The carefully tended gardens surround an attractive, well maintained, 20 foot circular swimming pool with sun loungers, tables, chairs, where one can enjoy the sun all day long. 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 enroute at the end of the road!

The large, open-plan well-equipped kitchen has an electric 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 55' ultra HD curved 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, the twin has 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 two twin beds (which may be pushed together for couples). All are super-comfortable, replete with lovely linens. A foldaway bed for young children, a crib and highchair for infants can be arranged upon requested.

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 for hire, 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 housing designer shopping, eateries and state of the art cinema, just a 10 mins drive.

A car is recommended, but by no means essential. There is a bus stop less than 10 mins walk which puts you on the route between Speightstown, as far as Bridgetown. You can travel anywhere on the island for $1 USD! ($2 BDS). Alternatively, taxis are reasonably priced.

There are a couple of supermarkets within an easy drive and a 24/7 petrol station within walking distance (500 meters) which has a wide selection of convenience and food items available. There is an excellent local fish market and fruit & veg stall 7 mins away (to make the most of the gas barbecue!), plus numerous 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 and 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. Whilst we will always do our best to accommodate guest needs, we will require your full cooperation with our excellent GGV team, especially when we have a same-day turn around, when these times will need to be adhered to.

Housekeeping is 5 times per week, for approx. 4 hours, usually between the hours of 09:0 and 13:00 but times may be adjusted slightly to suit GGV guests. The villa has lots of space, so the presence of discrete GGV staff should never impinge upon our guests privacy. There is a washing machine exclusively for guest use.

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 chef fees. Additionally, we have recently introduced a grocery shopping service for those not wishing to rent a car or for others who are simply too chilled for the supermarket! 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 ......

Regrettably we do not rent to groups under 30 years old, nor do we permit events.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, finnish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • 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

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


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 do not permit events, nor rent to groups under 30 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 your transfers to villa await. Whilst a car is by no means essential, we would be happy to get a quote and book a car from our preferred supplier. 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% guest discount in place with local 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 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 4 - Apr 23, 2017
5 night min stay
Summer/Autumn 2017
Apr 24 - May 17, 2017
5 night min stay
May Special
May 18 - May 27, 2017
4 night min stay
June Special
Jun 9 - Jun 24, 2017
4 night min stay
July Special
Jul 1 - Jul 17, 2017
4 night min stay
Crop Over Special 2017
Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2017
4 night min stay
Fall Special
Sep 3 - Oct 24, 2017
4 night min stay
November Special
Nov 5 - Nov 13, 2017
4 night min stay
December Special
Dec 3 - Dec 14, 2017
4 night min stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
Summer /Autumn 2018
May 1 - Dec 14, 2018
4 night min stay
Xmas 2018
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2019
5 night min stay
Winter 2019
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2019
4 night min stay
Summer/Autumn 2019
May 1 - Dec 14, 2019
4 night min stay
Xmas 2019
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2020
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $372.29
  • No additional mandatory fees


We do not permit events. A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure booking. After booking, should your dates that we are able to accommodate, we will gladly transfer the rental 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: 03/29/2017
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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 time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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