An outstanding, spacious villa. Private, peaceful, relaxed. Daily Housekeeping
About Maria Isotalo
Maria and her husband Markku have been visiting Barbados since 1999. Immediately captivated by the natural beauty of this wonderful island, the fantastic year-round climate and the really friendly, laid back people. They bought Gibbs Glade Villa In February 2016 and just love it....so does everyone else it seems....
Maria Isotalo purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Maria Isotalo chose Gibbes
Gibbs Glade Villa is beautifully designed to provide a wonderfully spacious and relaxed living area, with simple symmetry, both inside and out with a high degree of privacy. It is a calm and tranquil oasis, set in a peaceful neighbourhood, with a almost constant gentle breeze and is within easy walking of one of the islands best kept secrets, the idyllic Gibbs bay.
What makes this Villa unique
The excellent location, the high standards of everything, the service, the staff....
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Cant wait to go back!
My family of 7...six adults and a 2 year old, had the privilege to stay T Gibbs Glade the first week of June. Prior to our arrival Maria, the owner, was always in touch with us to answer any questions we had. I don’t think she ever sleeps! Lol. Maria gave us helpful information regarding tours to take and car rentals to use. We took her advise and she was spot on with her recommendations. Donald...the taxi driver was the most pleasant and punctual driver you can imagine. Every time he drove us somewhere he’d bring us a bag of fresh mangos from his trees. It was mango season.
Natalie, our house keeper, was amazing. She was cheerful, helpful, and kept us very organized. We discovered she was going to culinary school so we hired her one night to cook us a real Bajan feast. It was the most delicious and incredible dinner we had while in Barbados. We were so honored that she was able to cook for my husbands birthday dinner! It was a birthday dinner we will never forget.
Tonya, the manager, was a delight. Anything we needed she made sure we got. She also was a wealth of information for us and a contact if we needed anything while in Barbados.
So now the property...words or pictures can’t describe the beauty of Gibbs Glade. All I can say is I we all felt comfortable and at home. Wish it was “our beach house”. It was decorated very nicely and fully supplied with everything and anything that you could want. We ate every meal outside. There was always shade In The dining area and the “conversational “ area.
All the bedrooms had their own bathrooms and they were all fully stocked with soap and toilet paper. Very clean...only one bathroom had a tub. Beds were very comfortable for us...slept very well!
The pool area was beautiful. We spent a lot of family time sitting around the pool or floating. It was just so relaxing. You didn’t want to leave the house!
Gibbs Glade is less then a 5 minute walk to the beach. The beach is very quiet...we were the on,y ones there. We often walked to Mullins beach club...(tags provided by Maria) to watch the sunset and have a cocktail. When you first enter the water at both beaches it is a little rocky and if you have tender feet I would advise water shoes. The water was so beautiful and crystal clear. No seaweed. Once you got beyond the rocks the sand under your feet was like velvet.
Our recommendations to see/do would be definitely Good Times Catamaran tour which you get
Excellent property and excellent service from the property manager, this is my second visit to the property and already looking at booking for next year.
A fabulous experience the owner has thought of everything
Can not fault this property everything you could possibly need was provided and was immaculate throughout . Ideally located for beach or just relaxing by the pool . The property manager Tonya is on hand to advise or arrange anything for you and Suzanne will take you and pick you up from anywhere so no need for taxis. Natalie came in 5 days week for housekeeping and everyone was so friendly. If you would like someone to food shop for you this is very easily arranged too.
The owner was easily contacted and quick to respond to queries and has lots of recommendations for local companies which gives total confidence when planning trips and nights out.
I can honestly say this was a fantastic holiday with friends and I would totally recommend this place.
Gibbs Glade Villa
We have just returned from a family holiday in Gibbs Glade Villa. The accommodation was perfect for our 3 generation family of 8.
The owner, Maria, is swift to reply to any
question and Tonya the villa manager, lives locally.
The villa itself is maintained to a very high standard with Natalie, the house keeper, visiting for 4 hours 5 days a week. She is a delight, bubbly personality and the children adored her.
The garden and pool area is well designed.
The garden is maintained by Trevor who also works 5 Mornings a week. The outlook from the rear undercover terrace onto the garden and pool was our favourite, lovely colourful flowers with swaying palm trees behind. We spent every evening here , on comfortable seats, and used the excellent BBQ 24/7.
Perhaps the most popular part of our stay was the frequent trips to Gibbs’s beach which was only 5 minutes walk away . The children loved the beach and even saw some turtles whilst swimming in the warm, clear water.
They even spotted a troop of monkeys
Without doubt we were spoilt by our stay in this top of the range Villa.
“ Our best holiday ever Grampa”
Thank you so much for the outstanding review Peter. We just loved hosting you and your lovely family for the 3 weeks. What else can I say, other than, please do come stay with us again granpa!
Wonderful place with beautiful surroundings!
It doesn't get much better than Gibbs Glade Villa; Maria and her team were awesome! The villa has everything you'll need and more, the only thing we didn't have was more time. We all enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend to friends and family.
Thank you for being such lovely guests Keela and for the wonderful review. Coming from one of such discernment, I know it to be high praise indeed! Thank you. We'd be delighted to see you return.
Beautifully maintained villa in a charming location close to the beach
Our second stay at Gibbs, so knew that we would have a great time. The villa is spotless with plenty of space for everyone. Lovely gardens and pool - and just a short walk to the beach and local restaurants bars. Owner, Maria couldn't be more helpful, quickly answering any questions.
Hope to return in the future
You are more than welcome Pam. It was lovely having you stay with us again and I'm so glad your baby grandchild made it this time too and that he loved the pool! Good to hear that Mullins remains a firm family favorite - with me too! We, of course look forward to your 3rd visit
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!
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