Gibbs Glade Villa is an immaculate, wonderfully tranquil, light and spacious, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached villa, with vaulted ceilings throughout. Set in secluded, tropical gardens with its own pool and access controlled gates, situated in the safe and peaceful neighbourhood of Gibbs Glade.
Daily housekeeping, with changes of linens, bath & beach towels, bathrobes, ACs, super-fast internet, cable TVs with Netflix plus access to the Mullins Beach Bar & Restaurant (now exclusive to Royal Westmoreland - a sublime spot for a sundowner and an early dinner), are all included in your rental fee (for 2019). Our guests may enjoy a 10% discount off bar & restaurant bills here where, sun loungers available for hire, plus our guests can get a generous discount off visitor green fees at the nearby, prestigious Royal Westmoreland Golf Club (restricted tee times apply).
We are pleased to organise your airport transfers (at guests own expense* ) with our preferred service who tracks your flight and liaises with the villa and we would be glad to book your fast track airport arrival service, (at significantly discounted rates). We will gladly arrange to have your list of groceries delivered to the villa prior to your arrival and we are pleased to recommend our preferred services; including car hire car, a local catamaran cruise company and a highly regarded spa service, all at specially discounted rates to our guests. Subject to availability, we are also pleased to introduce you to an excellent chef services company for that extra bit of pampering or that special occasion (sample menus available).
Ideally located on the 'platinum' west coast, between Speightstown and Holetown, with the idyllic, Gibbs Bay, with its crystal clear Caribbean waters tucked away, just a short (4 mins) stroll away. Whilst the livelier Mullins Beach with its private Beach Club, loungers for hire and water sports, is just a 5 minute walk via a short cut.
GGV offers a pleasing inside/out living experience with plentiful relaxed seating and ambient alfresco dining. Set in a third of an acre, with a distinctive palm tree perimeter, the landscaping has been planned to provide privacy. The carefully tended gardens surround an attractive, well maintained, circular swimming pool with sun loungers, tables and chairs, where one can enjoy the sun all day. When you need to take a break from the rays, there are parasols and natural shade provided by the various palms. This east-facing oasis enjoys the gentle trade winds and there is an outside shower for freshening up. Keep an eye out for the humming bird who is a regular afternoon visitor and maybe even a monkey or two will pass by.....
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. There's a Bose bluetooth speaker and WiFi throughout the villa.
The well-equipped kitchen has new appliances including a multifunction electric oven with ceramic hob, large refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, juicer, toaster and a washing machine, exclusively for guest use. There's a large multi-burner gas barbecue on the rear terrace and a 40" Hi-Def flat screen TV with cable package above the granite breakfast bar.
The Studio near the pool houses a 55" curved ultra HD TV with full cable, Netflix and DVD player, comfy leather sofa, rowing machine, exercise bike, light weights and yoga mats. There's a basketball hoop on the fully enclosed front yard where there is parking for 4+ cars.
The authentic Speightstown, full of Caribbean charm, is approx 5 mins by car with the more vibrant Holetown with the stylish Lime Grove housing designer shopping, chattel village and numerous restaurants just 10 mins drive away.
A car is recommended, but by no means essential. Alternatively there is a bus stop less than 10 mins walk and taxis are readily available and are reasonably priced. The villa has a preferred local service.
There are a couple of supermarkets within an easy drive (Massy in Holetown and Jordans in Speightstown)and a 24/7 petrol station within walking distance (500 meters) which has a wide selection of convenience items available. The local fish market 7 mins drive, plus numerous restaurants and bars, all located within a short drive GGV. Both Mullins and Bombas are within walking distance.
The grounds are fully enclosed and the whole exterior of the property is frequently fumigated to keep mosquitoes at bay. There are electric mosquito zappers on the rear terrace, plus netting on all windows. Access controlled 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. Late departures can usually be arranged. If they cannot for some reason, ordinarily you will have access to the garden suite and studio until 14:00. on the day of departure, but this can be verified in advance. You will want to commence your return to the airport at least 3 hours before your flight.
Housekeeping and Gardening is usually 5 times per week, for approx. 4 hours. The pool is usually tended twice weekly. As the villa and grounds has lots of space, the presence of discrete GGV staff should never impinge upon our guests privacy. Our villa manager is on hand at all times for any queries you might have.
Please note that in July 2018 the Government of Barbados introduced a room levy fee which applies to all visitors staying in paid accommodation (hotels, guest houses, apartments, villas). It equates to 2.5% of the nightly villa rate for the whole party. Whilst the tax applies to the guests and not the property, the government have made the property owner responsible for collection of the room levy. From 1st March 2019 this has been added to the cost of your booking. . If your booking was made before this date, I will confirm the exact amount payable by you, prior to your arrival.
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 ......
* Licensed taxi fees are regulated in Barbados and our service charges the standard fares from the airport which are; 1-2 persons $60 USD, 3 persons $75 USD, 4-6 persons $85 USD and 7-9 $115 USD. The journey from the airport takes approximately 50 minutes.