|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This three-bedroom, stand-alone villa located inside The Gardens exclusive Merlin Bay Complex offers plenty of amenities (including a private rooftop deck) and is close to the beach, making it one of our favorite villas in Barbados. Barbados offers visitors a tropical getaway like no other thanks to its perfect climate, unique culture and fine beaches that are among the best in the world.
Cool off in privacy in the plunge pool on the villas terrace, this space also boasts an alfresco dining table overlooking tropical gardens and the ocean. It also peers over the developments larger communal swimming pool available for guests staying at Gingerbread. This pool boasts a seven-foot deep end and expansive sun deck complete with lounge chairs and lush tropical greenery. From here, head down a set of stairs leading down to a white, secluded beach for snorkeling and swimming.
The interior of the villa is welcoming with comfortable furnishings and eclectic decor. The charming living room boasts mural wall paintings, a blue plush sofa and chairs and access to the terrace via arched doorways. This room flows into the indoor dining room, and both spaces offer views of the sea. If youd like to spend an evening in, the kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, but let the cook handle the meal preparation. Theres also a maid/laundress six days a week.
A maximum of six guests are welcome to stay in the homes three bedroomseach offers an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning, The master quarters include an alfresco shower and a private deck with sea views; one guest suite boasts views of the water while the remaining room looks out to the garden.
The Gingerbread Villa is a short drive from both the Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Hotel where youll discover world-class golfing, as well as tennis courts and spa facilities. The diverse restaurants and shops of Holetown are also close by.
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Bedroom 1 - Master: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Outdoor shower, Air conditioning
Bedroom 2: King size bed (can be converted into 2 Twin beds), En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
Bedroom 3: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
Air conditioned bedrooms
High speed internet
Shared main pool
Private plunge pool
Private rooftop sun deck
STAFF SERVICES Included:
Maid/Laundress: 6 days per week
2 security guards on premises at night
At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:
Maximum 6 guests
Pets are not allowed
3 minute drive to:
5 minute drive to shopping
35 minute drive to airport
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
Visiting Barbados was the perfect vacation. The people there were friendly and yet left you alone. They were not hounding you constantly to buy things. Gingerbread villa was way bigger than what we needed for 2 people, but we loved every inch of it and enjoyed the plunge pools especially and the sun deck up top. We spent our mornings relaxing at the pool and beach and our afternoons exploring the island. Cheryl, the cook, was marvelous. She cooked exactly what we wanted and even tweaked her recipe when she found out our likes and dislikes. Jessica, the housekeeper, kept things neat and tidy and having our laundry done was such a blessing. We had none to do upon our return home. The views and the beach on this property were unmatched. I cannot remember a time when I felt so refreshed just floating in the calm waters anywhere else. It was clear and breathtaking. We are already trying to figure out when we can return and bring our children. This was the best vacation we have ever had.
Yellow and blue buses, dangerous, but great fun, and a very cheap way to travel up and down the coast. The villa is lovely, Gingerbread was in a great location within the complex, and had two plunge pools and a very private top floor terrace, it had lovely views of the pool, beach and sea. It was a real treat walking along the beach to the local fist stall to get flying fish for lunch, which Cheryl cooked to perfection. The villa was immaculately clean, thanks to Jessica, and she did our washing!!! Back bedroom shower fixture needed some attention and the terrace door sticks, and no sharp knives. Other than that it was perfection. We also chose this complex because it had day/night security, as we were three women on our own, it was lovely not having to worry about locking up if we went to the beach during the day, and could sleep safely at night.
Despite our airline problems, our vacation was very relaxing and enjoyable. loved the location, the villa was nice and cozy. Our maids Sheryl and Jessica were wonderful. The place was always clean, and the homemade Caribbean meal terrific. Kelly's recommendations for restaurants and turtle excursion were right on. the manager AnnMarie was extremely helpful and accommodating.