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

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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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An outstanding, spacious villa; private, tranquil & relaxed; stroll to 2 beaches

Gibbs Glade Villa (GGV) is an immaculate, wonderfully tranquil, very comfortable, spacious 4 bedroom , 4 bathroom villa with its own pool, set in fully enclosed topical gardens. Vaulted ceilings throughout, afford a light & airy feeling.

Courtesy airport transfers, daily housekeeping, regularly changed linens & towels (including beach towels), bathrobes, slippers, soaps, super-fast internet (WiFi) and cable TV are all included in your rental fee. Chef services are available.

Ideally located for the discerning on the platinum coast, between Speightstown and Holetown, this detached villa is situated in an established, safe and peaceful neighbourhood, known as Gibbs Glade. It is just a short walk to both Gibbs and Mullins Beaches, whilst being centrally located for sightseeing trips all around this beautiful diverse island.

The open plan layout of this single story property is ideal for multi-generational family holidays as well as couples getaways. The wrap-around colonial style verandah affords ample indoor/outdoor living at its best, with plentiful relaxed seating, as well as ambient alfresco dining. The high ceilings throughout provide a feeling of space which is enhanced by the gentle trade winds which keeps the villa nicely cool. There is air conditioning in each bedroom and ceiling fans in every room.

Set in a third of an acre with carefully tended gardens the property features an attractive well maintained 20 foot circular swimming pool, with a large patio surround with sun loungers and chairs. The landscaping has been planned to provide a high level of privacy. One can enjoy the sun all day long around the pool area and there is 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.

The large, open-plan well equipped kitchen has an oven/hob, microwave, CuisineArt appliances (grind & brew coffee maker, blender, juicer, toaster, kettle) and there is a large multi-burner gas barbecue just outside the kitchen doors, on the rear terrace. There is a 40" Hi-Def flatscreen TV with full cable package above the breakfast bar.

Each bedroom in the main villa has french doors 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, one is 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 kingsize bed. The Second Bedroom has a queensize bed, the Garden Suite has a double bed and the Twin room has twin beds (which may be pushed together for couples). All are super comfortable, replete with lovely linens. A foldaway bed for young children and a crib for infants are available for rental.

The Studio houses a 55" curved ultra HD TV (with full cable, fibre optic) 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 available, is just a 5 mins walk via a similar cut through.

The authentic Speightstown, full of Caribbean charm, is approx 5 mins by car with the more vibrant Holetown complete with the stylish Lime Grove centre housing designer shopping, eateries and state of the art cinema, is just a 10 mins drive.

A car is recommended (but by no means essential) and if required, we can request a quote for a hire car at very reasonable rates, with one our preferred suppliers, arranging for delivery on your arrival to the villa. Alternatively, taxis are reasonably priced and for the more adventurous, you can travel anywhere on the island by bus for $2 BDS ($1USD!). GGV provides courtesy airport pick-ups and drop offs.

There are a couple of supermarkets within an easy drive and a 24 hour petrol station within walking distance (500 meters) which has a wide selection of convenience and food items available. There is a local fish market and fruit & veg stall 5 mins away (to make the most of the super gas barbecue!), plus numerous excellent 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 with secure gates to front and there is 360 degree exterior lighting on the veranda which is automatically security lit from dusk to dawn. 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.

We do not enforce a set check-in/check-out time, but broadly speaking, its around 12:00 and 16:00 although we will always do our best to accommodate guest needs. We do, however ask for your cooperation with Floyd, Jacqui and Averil (our excellent GGV management team ) should we have a same-day turn around.

Housekeeping is daily, for 4 hours, usually between the hours of 10:00 and 14:00 but times may be adjusted to suit GGV guests, when Averil can also take care of guest laundry if required. The villa has lots of space, so the presence of discrete GGV staff will never impinge upon our guests privacy.

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 fees. 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 ......

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Maria & Markku Isotalo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, finnish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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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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based on 23 traveler reviews

Wonderful West Coast Villa, 5 mins walk Gibbs & Mullins Beaches, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 25 reviews

Fantastic holiday can not fault it " Brilliant"

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Gibbs Glade Villa sept 2016 for 10 nights.

The villa is in a nice area with lovely houses down the road if you go out for a stroll

From start to finish the experience was made very easy by the communication with Maria. She was always on hand to answer any questions

The villa itself was plenty big enough for 8 people so being just 5 adults we had more than enough room .It is decorated to a high spec. Kitchen area is a good size with everything you need ( we had lovely fresh fruit smoothes every morning which were delicious )

Avrill the cleaning lady is so nice , she will tell what there is to see or visit and sort out any problems ( on our first night the air conditioning in the main bedroom didn't get that cold , so I mentioned it to Avrill when she came in the next morning and within 2 hours the aircon guy had been and gone and it was all fixed, now that is service )

The beaches are just a short walk down the road. If you go up the hill you will find Chris's place it is a local bar and the food is delicious , locals and tourist go here for food and drinks,

The pool is bigger than it looks in the photos and spent many an hour playing about, it is kept clean by the pool guy, Ricky the gardener is a nice guy aswell

This is the first review I have written but this place deserves it

Gibbs Glade Villa is a wonderful place and has wonderfully staff to go with it.

You will not be disappointed if you stay here

Would like to say a big thank you to Maria and all the staff for making our holiday so lovely and we look forward to going back again

Neal and Kim

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property for a steal

  • 4 of 5

Overall, my stay was fabulous. The place was wonderful..very clean and close to the platinum coastline just walking distance to Mullins. The house is well equipped with everything one could possible need. The bedrooms were big and comfy. The kids enjoyed the pool very much. There were 2 TVs in the house with good internet speed which also kept the kids entertained.

The house crew were very pleasant and always tried to please us. Communicating with the owner Maria was also very easy.

I will recommend this place and would re-visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shanaz, you were all wonderful guests and I understand that the girls were delightful. I believe you have set a record for the youngest ever guest at GGV at 1 precious month old, which I imagine will stand for some time..... We very much hope you will come visit with us again.
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Great property, great location, great staff!!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five....with three teenagers! This was our first visit to Barbados and GGV was a great find. The property is located only a short 5 min stroll to the closest beach, yet tucked away in a quiet, residential location.

The house is furnished to a high standard, the beds are very comfortable and bedrooms are air conditioned which is a huge plus.

The grounds are very private, and the circular pool was a huge hit with the kids, who discovered the art of making a around together in one direction for several minutes and turning the opposite direction to swim against the current they had created!!

The GGV staff add to the experience..Avril, the housekeeper, does a super job of keeping the place clean and tidy and Floyd, the manager, is always available to answer questions. He is also a great chef, so I recommend using the in house chef option for at least one evening.

Finally, Maria the owner, was a huge help. She was always very fast to respond to any query....pre or post booking. I really appreciate the effort she made to ensure that the high speed internet was up and running prior to our arrival.

We hope to be back very soon!

The Thomas Family,

Ontario, Canada

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time out of hectic schedule to post this Karen. It is hugely appreciated. We were honoured to host you and your family for the special birthday trip and so glad Floyd manfully jumped through the numerable hoops of getting the fibre optic up & running. We very much look forward to your return, when it will be our pleasure to provide further fabulous vacation service!
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Perfect Caribbean holiday home

  • 5 of 5

I had a possibility to visit this Gibbs Glade Villa in November 2015. This is a "perfect Caribbean holiday home" for friends / families / etc. You will find everything what you need at this villa. The standard of villa / interior is first class. The location is very good; quite area and just a few minutes walk to beaches. Based on this very positive experience, I/we have already done next booking of this holiday house later this year (October 2016). I can recommend this villa strongly to all other persons who are looking for a villa in this geographical location.

An update will follow after our next stay in Gibbs Glade Villa (October, 2016).

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to post this for us Jaakko, it is greatly appreciated. Reviews are so important for future guests peace of mind. We very much look forward to having you and the family stay with us again in October and are excited to hear your feedback on the various upgrades. One of the first enhancements you can enjoy is the discounted Fast Track on arrival, the second is the courtesy airport transfers - this is before you even get to see what we've done at the villa! As always, we will do our utmost to ensure you have a fabulous's what we're here for....
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Lovely house with excellent and friendly helpful staff to complete our holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience - we recommend it to anyone

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Firstly, please accept my sincere apologies in the delay posting this response. Fay, you and your family were wonderful guests. It couldn't have worked out better to be the first guests for Floyd, Jaqui and Averil, our new management team at GGV, than to look after you all for a month. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it as much as they did! Thank you again and please do come back!
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Perfect Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect Villa!

The description of the property is very accurate, and the whole place is spotless. More than that though, the villa really does feel luxurious, its design is very open, which makes it feel very spacious even with a big group. The decor is of a high standard as well. The privacy the Villa provides was also appreciated. With a gate at the front and walls all around you, its easy to enjoy the place without a thought for the world outside. The staff were great as well.

Not only would I recommend the place to friends, but we plan on returning at the nearest opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you and your friends had such a good time Katy. It is our aim that our guests enjoy a fabulous, well-earned vacation and enjoy all the benefits of beautiful Barbados with a bit of GGV pampering thrown in! We look forward to seeing you again
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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
Late Low Season Special 2016
Sep 15 2016 - Dec 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2016
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Apr 24 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer /Autumn 2018
Apr 16 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $366

if booking is not being paid in full now and is beyond 60 days of stay, a non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure booking, plus a refundable security deposit of £300. The security deposit is refundable and will be returned automatically by the system within a week of departure if all is in order. 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. Any payment queries, please do not hesitate to ask owner.

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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.
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
  • Garden Suite Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Step in tiled shower enclosure
    Twin Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower over bath
    Double Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Step in tiled shower enclosure
  • Waffle robes & slippers provided for guest use, including slippers for children (robes not available in child sizes, sorry!). Soaps provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Garden Suite - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Master Bedroom has a Kingsize Bed (6'3"x 6'6") The Double Bedroom has a Queensize Bed ((5' x 6'6") The Twin Room has two Single Beds of 3'2 x 6'2" The twin beds can be pushed together if required. A fold away bed for children and crib for infants can also be arranged (rental fee applies) The Garden Suite has a Double Bed 0f 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 travel cot & high with detachable booster chair available. 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
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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 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 Floyd, our villa manager will be waiting to take you to the villa. Whilst a car is by no means essential, we would be happy to get a quote and book a car from of one of our preferred suppliers. 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!)

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