Barbados greets you year round with soothing trade winds, warm weather and friendly smiles.
This enchanting Caribbean island, steeped in history and charm provides a safe and secure place for vacationers and business travellers alike. Glenville Gardens welcomes you to intimate cottages set among tropical fruit trees and towering century old mahogany trees.
The lovely Caribbean breeze is always blowing through the gardens which are filled with lush tropical plants and flowers. When in season, you will be able to enjoy abundant mangoes, bananas, guavas, golden apples, West Indian cherries, and sugar apples all picked from the fruit trees in the gardens. You can also find a quiet shady place to hang a hammock and nap or relax with a book.
The facilities comprise of 2 - 2 bedroom cottages and 4 - 1 bedroom flats, which are nestled within a gated garden atmosphere. ” Estelle Cottage" has 2 king size beds that can be separated into 4 twin beds while "Heather Cottage" has 2 double beds. 2 additional cottages were recently built to house 4 - 1 bedroom flats. These new flats are named as follows: Samiya, Dhanya, Zoe and Kaitlin. These facilities are all equipped with ceiling fans, air conditioners in the bedrooms, cable TV, private patios, and access to FREE wireless internet.
To get you started when you arrive, the fully equipped kitchen will have a complimentary selection of staples such as crackers, butter, jams, juice, coffee, tea, sugar, bottled water, and fresh fruit, when available from the garden.
Ideally located on the popular south coast of the island, Glenville Gardens is just 5 minutes walking distance to the famous Rockley Beach (also known as Accra Beach). Also within a 5 minute walk are restaurants, supermarkets (with a shuttle bus service), shopping plazas, banking facilities, night clubs, taxi and car rental services. Glenville Gardens has the convenience of a reliable bus route - 10 minutes to Bridgetown and 15 minutes to Grantley Adams International Airport. St. Lawrence Gap, the nightclub and dining centre of the island, is just a short drive away.
You will experience the island way of life in the relaxed atmosphere of the quiet landscaped gardens and enjoy the boardwalk and the beach just around the corner. You will have a memorable tropical vacation at Glenville Gardens where you will find a home away from home.
I am back in Bermuda safe and sound. I am now at my desk facing the challenges and stresses of my world. Glenville was a welcome respite from all this craziness.
I had an absolutely wonderful time at Glenville. As I told you, almost all of my trips (about 12 times a year) involve staying in large hotels with all the creature comforts one could want. However, my spirit prefers to be surrounded by little "concrete" and lots of Mother Nature's bounty and so, Glenville was a beautiful diversion from the "large hotel scene". The gardens were beautiful; the sound of birds singing to me each morning and the home-baked goodies were a special treat :) I have yet to see the turtles
that are purported to be cavorting around the property :)
I really appreciated your warm hospitality and the relaxing atmosphere. I shall definitely be promoting Glenville as a place to get away form all the "hustle and bustle".
Barabados is blessed with some of the most magnificent beaches in the Caribbean and some of the nicest people in the world. Just a short walk from a lovely beach is Glenville Gardens, overseen by perhaps the nicest people in Barbados, Barbara and Sugrim.
Glenville Gardens, a few cottages situated in a beautiful garden, is a soothing environment where one can relax and enjoy the near idyllic Caribbean weather. The garden is a soothing sanctuary for plants, animals, and people.
Barbara is an amazing gardener, and the grounds are filled with trees and plants that create a calming oasis and supply the bananas for her delicious homemade banana bread and the fruits (we were there when passion fruit was ripe) she presents as gifts for her guests. A few chickens and turtles are among the unobtrusive but welcome denizens of Glenville Gardens as are many birds, including hummingbirds and bananaquits, and a small group of green monkeys that often pass through the garden though they do not reside there.
The cottages (we stayed in Heather), are lovely, well-equipped, and each has an outdoor sitting area. They are also immaculately kept and cleaned. There are communal spaces and a barbecue where guests can socialize if they wish. Privacy or community – it’s up to each guest to decide. This has to be one of the least stressful environments we’ve ever been lucky enough to experience.
Glenville Gardens is close to beaches, restaurants, bars, shopping, and the excellent public transportation system that can deliver you from one end of the island to the other.
Barbara and Sugrim are perfect hosts. They are hospitable, helpful, friendly, informative, efficient, and just plain wonderful people. Upon arrival, they immediately made us feel welcome and part of the family. When w had to head home, we did not want to leave, not just because we fell in love with Barbados, but because we were enamored with Glenville Gardens, Barbara, and Sugrim.
After reading the wonderful reviews, I decided to book our 1-week stay at Glenville Gardens in December 2014. I was at bit apprehensive. Could all the reviews be that good I asked myself? In a short answer “Yes” the reviews are true...so much so that I’ve been raving about this place to all my friends and colleagues back home and wanted to write this review...my very first one!
The evening my husband and I arrived, we were greeted by Barbara and shown around. Wow, is all I can say, impressive! The grounds were immaculate as was the cottage we stayed in; everything was so clean and well presented. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. Glenville Gardens is very secure and quiet and yet is only a short walking distance from the boardwalk and ocean, buses, banks, shopping, outdoor market, great restaurants and bars. I felt safe and ventured out by myself during the day as my husband stayed back to enjoy the peace and quiet. I can’t ignore the amazing housekeeper, Debra. She is so much more than that, we had great discussions with her and laughed until we cried.
During our stay we were invited to a potluck and met the other guests. Barbara is an amazing cook and both she and Surgim are wonderful hosts and wonderful resources. We have made some great friends and really enjoyed this small piece of paradise with roaming chickens, monkeys and turtles.
This was much too short a visit as our experience was great and we can’t wait to go back...hopefully for a longer stay.
It has already been the second time that we came to Glenville Gardens with three little kids, one being a baby. The place is a wonderful green oasis with lots of fruit trees, very cosy cottages with fully equipped kitchen. Also a washing machine is at your disposition. Just a 3min walk from the sea and boardwalk with nice beaches and restaurants. The hosts Barbara and Sugrim are very welcoming, their banana cake and coconut buns delicious! The kids can room around safely in the garden and play with or feed the chicken and turtles.
Glenville Gardens is a wonderful place to stay for the sophisticated traveler. The hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, and their recommendations were very appreciated by us. The service is very friendly and professional. Barbara responds quickly to email questions and kept in touch about our upcoming visit. The cottage that we rented was fully equipped and private, we felt as though we were staying a garden home, not a cottage rental. The decor is tropical, complete with two decks which we used every night for our meals. The location is very quiet and restful, and the cottage was extremely clean. At night you do not hear any street noise at all, and each morning we were awoken by the sounds of birds and monkeys in the trees. The location is within walking distance to the beach, shops, banks, and restaurants. The best part was that we were able to come and go on this beautiful property, which felt like home after merely one week.
Just came back from a week in Glenville Gardens. The location is fabulous, just steps from Rockley (Accra) Beach, St. Lawrence Gap and lots of restaurants and shopping. Glenville is a group of lovely cottages that are enclosed in a sanctuary with beautiful gardens and animals (chickens, turtles, etc.). The cottages are immaculately clean, and the owners, Barbara and Sugrim are very hospitable and helpful. Outstanding value, great location, wonderful hospitality - we are already planning our return!
My husband just spent two beautiful weeks at Glenville Gardens, celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary. This is among one of nicest trips we have ever made to Barbados and we have made many over the years. Glenville one bedroom cottages are well equipped with all the house keeping utensils one would need. Plenty of fresh clean towels were provided along with the maid service twice per week. Glenville is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main roadway in a quiet garden that provides a beauty in its flowers as well as the occasional tree ripened mango for breakfast. Barbara and Sugrim are the kindest and most pleasant people. The homemade, warm from the oven loaves are an added bonus and a delight to receive after a morning at the beach or a long walk in the afternoon. I would highly recommend this lovely place in Barbados. What a wonderful holiday we had before the highly charged Holiday season begins