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Wonderful West Coast Villa, 5 mins walk Gibbs & Mullins Beaches, Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool


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 & airy feeling, with gentle trade winds, helping to keep the villa nicely cool.

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 and on the rear verandah. GGV offers a pleasing inside/out living experience with plentiful relaxed seating, as well as ambient alfresco dining overlooking the pool and well lit gardens - a striking evening backdrop to your evening dining.

Courtesy airport transfers, daily housekeeping, regularly changed linens, bath & beach towel , bathrobes, AC, super-fast internet, cable TVs & Netflix are all included in your rental fee. Chef and grocery shopping services are available at extra fees, as is discounted airport arrival fast track service. We aim to offer a very high standard at exceptional value, for a wonderful vacation to remember....we trust that our guest reviews 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. It is just a short walk to both Gibbs and Mullins beaches (with its popular bar/restaurant), whilst being centrally located for sightseeing on this captivating island.

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!

The large, open-plan well-equipped kitchen has all new appliances including electric oven/hob, large refrigerator, microwave, CuisineArt appliances (grind & brew coffee maker, blender, juicer, toaster, kettle) plus 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 (with double locks) 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 super kingsize bed. The Second Bedroom has a kingsize 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 request.

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 or 6 and 8 mins slog the road. 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 and we can provide a car rental quote from our preferred supplier, at your request. Alternatively 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. Access controlled-automated gate entry, together with all-night 360 degree security lighting provides that extra peace of mind.

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.

More Details

Maria & Markku Isotalo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, finnish
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Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Maria & Markku Isotalo

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

Maria & Markku Isotalo purchased this villa in 2016

Why Maria & Markku Isotalo chose St. James

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Maria,

Sorry it has taken me almost a week to get back to you. It has been a

whirlwind of catching up since we got back.

I want to thank you for renting your villa to us and providing all of the

information and arranging all of the logistics to make our holiday a

perfect one. I have just written a review on the homeaway website and I

would have written more if space allowed!

I appreciate all of the special touches from the birthday balloons to the

food in the fridge and I cannot express what a wonderful vacation this

was... one of a lifetime!

We will definitely return to your beautiful villa with Gordon, Joseph and

Marcelle in the future.

Thank you!


Apr 2016
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Gibbes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Step in tiled shower enclosure
    Twin Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower over bath
    Garden Suite Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large step in tiled shower enclosure
    Queen Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Step in tiled shower enclosure
  • Waffle robes provided for guest use. Robes not available in child sizes, sorry!. Basic soaps provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 queen , 6'3 x 6'6
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 5' x 6'6
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 x 3'2 x 6'2
    Garden Suite - 1 double , 4'5 x 6'2
  • The Master Bedroom has a Super Kingsize Bed (6'3"x 6'6") The Queen Bedroom has a Kingsize Bed ((5' x 6'6") The Twin Room has two Single Beds of 3'2 x 6'2" which can be pushed together if required. A fold away bed for children and crib for infants can also be arranged The Garden Suite has a Double Bed of 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 highchair with detachable booster seetavailable. Fresh bed linen and towels (both bath & beach) are provided and changed regularly.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Wonderful West Coast Villa, 5 mins walk Gibbs & Mullins Beaches, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 46 reviews

Absolutely glorious!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was very special. Everything you could have needed was provided. The furnishings inside and out were gorgeous. Floyd, Jackie, Natalie and Gordon, the villa staff looked after us like family. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they made our stay all the more special. We hope to return to Barbados in the future and couldn't imagine a better home to return to. We have no hesitation in recommending Gibbs Glade Villa as a superb holiday home.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for being such wonderful guests Fiona. We very much look forward to welcoming you back when the GGV team would be only too pleased to look after you all again. Gordon will miss his 'golden girls'
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Total relaxation complemented by ideal service

  • 5 of 5

There are so many boxes that must be ticked for a successful villa holiday. The villa itself must be well-appointed, spacious, comfortable, the kitchen well-stocked, the beds comfortable and all air-conditioned. Outside you look for space, seclusion, peace and tranquillity to achieve total relaxation. You hope that the staff will be warm and welcoming, professional and diligent while somehow remaining unobtrusive. Ideally the owner will be easily accessible and anxious to ensure that your every need and whim will have been met before you arrive. You hope that you genuinely are a few minutes’ walk from the nearest beach and probably the best beach bar on the island. The icing on the cake is to find that you are only a cheap taxi ride away from the amenities you look forward to on holiday, restaurants, golf, shops.

Gibbs Glade Villa ticks all these boxes in spades. Before we arrived the owner had ensured that we had enough food on site and a drinks delivery arranged to ensure that our fridge was full to bursting. Jackie as manager of the villa was heart-warming in her welcome and in her work during our stay and was at pains not to make us feel rushed on departure despite the fact that the owners were coming in on the same day. Floyd, who has cooked with and for internationally-renowned chefs, was unbelievably helpful and flexible in catering for us at short notice. Natalie cleaned the villa every day without creating any disturbance to our day. And the swimming pool was big enough to swim in rather than simply getting your knees wet.

We had no complaints whatsoever. As Arnie would say, “We’ll be back!”

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Henry & Eileen for being such great guests. Considerate and kind to the GGV team - huge fun too by all accounts! All very much hope to see you again next year!
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Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful vacation home with an owner who goes the extra mile to assure you are well taken care of. Everything is as described on the website with some added extras to make life even more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danielle, we were very pleased to host you and your folks for a much needed break. And thank you for choosing us for your first villa vacation in Barbados. "You run an excellent service with meticulous detail" so glad we measured up to the usual hotel stays! Do come back.......
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Wonderful vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Starting with booking the villa,to leaving a week later Maria, Floyed,Jackie and Jayne were absolutely amazing! VERY helpful, picked us up at the airport then waited for an hour while we picked up the rental car. Floyed had made special arrangements to spend the day at another villa until ours was ready due to a very early flight,,a mistake in scheduling on my part! This villa was immaculate, Jayne was wonderful,always had a smile on her face and very happy to answer questions.very clean and well maintained, the pictures are beautiful but wait until you see it in person!!! Loved the pool, mullins beach and Oistins fish fry!!!! Absolutly would stay here again!! Plenty of amenities we felt right at home,,thank you for a wonderful vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gretchen & family were a delight to host. Always very cheery. Its so important to us that we make our guests stay as wonderful as possible.
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Home from Home (but a tad warmer!)

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the villa are beautiful , but it is even more spectacular when you arrive! There are no downsides to this villa we could find. It is extremely comfortable and better equipped than many we have stayed in.

Ideally situated in a quiet area with a short stroll to the wonderfully sedate Gibbs beach, add another 5 minutes onto your stroll and you will arrive at the more lively Mullins beach.

The staff could not have been more helpful and Jayne (with her cheery good morning) kept the place spotless and regular change of bed linen and towels made us feel very pampered. Floyd met us at the airport and picked our friends up also when they joined us a couple of days later. Jackie took us for a drive on our arrival to find our bearings and Chris was waiting at the villa with our rental car.

Can't praise the service highly enough.

Barbados is a lush and friendly island with lots of interesting places to visit. We would recommend Hunts Gardens .....what beats sitting in a tropical garden watching the wildlife listening to soothing music 😊.

The monkeys visited us on many occasions whilst sitting around the pool area and it is amusing to watch the birds trying to build their nests in unusual places(the security light...did not succeed!)

Lastly we would like to thank Maria and Markku for allowing us to stay in their fabulous villa and the helpful and swift correspondence for any queries or silly questions we had. The recommendations you gave us were spot on especially the catamaran cruise (a must do and you get a discount👍).

We will most definitely be returning .

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review Maureen. We are delighted that you & Roger enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to hosting you again in March. We are planting some Hibiscus which apparently the monkeys can't resist!!
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Safe, clean and comfortable villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six thoroughly enjoyed the villa. Everything was as expected from the photos, something that is not always the case. The arrival was well organized: We were met shortly after deplaning the aircraft (with the fast pass) and in less than 15 minutes we were outside the airport and met by Floyd. He waited until we obtained our rental vehicle and escorted us to the villa. The staff provided friendly and efficient service. The villa was well equipped and very comfortable. We had 2 younger children and it was great that we could deadbolt the doors leading to the pool for their safety.

We would highly recommend a vehicle to explore the island and find your favourite beach (ours was Accra beach).

Our only negative, which has nothing to do with the villa, is that we were very disappointed by the lack of fresh fruit and vegetables on such a lush green island.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Royal West Moreland
Nearest Restaurant
500 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
450 Metres
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
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


Rates & Availability

Gibbes Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May Special
May 18 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Cancellation Special
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
July Special
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Cancellation Special
Jul 13 2017 - Jul 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Crop Over Special 2017
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Special
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Special
Sep 28 2017 - Oct 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
December Special
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Xmas Week Special 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer /Autumn 2018
May 1 2018 - Dec 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Xmas 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2019
Jan 6 2019 - Apr 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
Summer/Autumn 2019
May 1 2019 - Dec 14 2019
4 night minimum stay
Xmas 2019
Dec 15 2019 - Jan 5 2020
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $388.09

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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