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Spacious House with private pool & tropical gardens

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Gibbes House Rental Photos and Description

House in Gibbs, St Peter, Barbados, Caribbean - 10min walk to beach And 10 Mins Drive To Golf

The property consists of 3 air-conditioned double bedrooms upstairs and a smaller twin room downstairs. The en suite to the master bedroom is old fashioned but clean and functional. The family bathroom with bathtub has been newly tiled and updated.

There is a huge balcony upstairs that overlooks the tropical gardens with a comfy sofa and football table. There is a smaller private balcony for the master bedroom. The traditional kitchen is separated from the living area by the kitchen counter with bar stools. The kitchen is the original kitchen so is not modern but is clean and functional.

3 sets of double patio doors lead out to the garden and private swimming pool which is surrounded by a patio (partially covered) with outdoor seating and gas BBQ. There are also lovely places to sit along the side of the house overlooking the garden. The gardens contain a variety of fruit trees and a lime tree for your mojotos and rum punches. The property is completed enclosed with stone walls and a wooden sliding gate so children can play safely.

There is an outside loo and shower next to the pool. 5 mins walk is one of the best beaches in Barbados, Gibbs Beach and a little further is Mullins Beach with beach bar and activities for children. Just 10 minutes away are the beautiful golf courses located at the Apes Hill Club and Royal Westmoreland resort.

The caretaker lives on site in an attached unit with separate entrance and will tend to the pool and garden but otherwise leave you alone. Cleaning/housekeeping is not included during your stay but can be arranged.

This is a comfortable family home - it is not luxurious and high end like some of the properties you will find in the area but the price reflects this and you will have a wonderful and affordable stay here.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Laura Keene
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Laura Keene

We divide our time between the UK and Barbados. I am a tour operator with an ATOL licence so can assist with flights if required.

Laura Keene purchased this house in 2015

Why Laura Keene chose St. James

It's just a 5 min stroll to Gibbs Beach, has a lovely peaceful garden and lovely open plan living area. The bus stop is also just at the end of the road for popping to Holetown or Speightstown if you don't want to rent a car. Mullins Beach Bar has live music some nights and is a great spot to sit and look at the sea with a drink.

What makes this house unique

Local owner, local knowledge!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Laura was very kind with us and Paul was very helpful. The house was very nice and confortable with everything we needed. Laura also let some food for us, she was realy nice. The house is in a nice place with a beach nearby. We enjoyed very much our stay. Thank you Laura.
Jan 2016
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Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Spacious House with private pool & tropical gardens
average rating of 4.75 based on 6 reviews
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Large, spacious lovely home from home.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house with everything you need away from home, a stones throw away from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

Our hosts Paul and Laura were so friendly and helpful they were the icing on the cake if a most beautiful and relaxing holiday amongst some of the friendliest people in the world.

Looking forward to going back with the family.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing villa, amazing holiday - highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this villa. Located in Gibbes Bay on the West Coast with a choice of 2 amazing beaches (Gibbes & Mullins) within walking distance, there's only positive things to say.

The villa itself is large, bright and airy so plenty of room to really relax. It has a huge BBQ and all the facilities you need, so if you choose days to stay home you have everything there - not to mention a large tranquil garden and generous pool...air con (in the bedrooms) & wifi too!

Paul (Fox) is at hand to help if you need, he made sure we had everything for our arrival (beer in the fridge) and gave us lots of local information, knowledge and recommendations.

Gibbes is a lovely relaxed place with easy transport to 2 closest towns, we didn't really venture further than that as we had it all there - the best holiday, we'll DEFINITELY be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Couldn't ask for a better holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant stay her and would recommend to anyone! Paul (fox) could not have done any more for us and was very welcoming and helpful from start to end!

The location as great with just a five minute walk to Gibbs beach and no longer to Mullins beach which were both fantastic! White sand and clear water! What more could we ask for!

There were a few brilliant activities on Mullins beach, I would recommend the fly board for sure!!

All in all a really good holiday and would be sure to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Really great villa, fabulous owners

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our holiday here at this villa. Paul (Fox) couldn't have been a better host. He was there if you needed him, stayed away if you didn't. He really went out of his way to make us feel welcome and to do whatever he could with respect to telling us where to go, getting food and supplies, hiring a car etc. The villa is great - in a lovely road, really close to the beach. It is wonderfully spacious with everything you could need in a home away from home. Paul and Laura and both really genuine - lovely to meet - and provided great customer service from the moment we booked until we left.

The location is great. Gibbs beach at the bottom of the road is just stunning. I've never seen better sunsets, we ended up there every night. Plus there is Mullins a 10 minute walk away which has loads of family entertainment and good food. The villa is on the best side of the island (I think).

The island felt really really safe and the people are lovely. We were considering Jamaica but we definitely made the best choice coming here.

We will definitely be back and I would absolutely recommend the villa to everyone. Thank you for a great holiday, it was the best family holiday we've had so far!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Gibbs

Coast/Beach:

300m to Gibbes Beach

Travel:

30 mins from Bridgetown airport.

I am a tour operator in the UK so can assist with ATOL protected flight bookings if you require.

Distances:

5 mins drive from Speightstown

5 mins drive from Holetown

Harrisons Cave, Farley Hill National Park and lots of wonderful beaches are nearby.

Further Details:

The house is being fully furnished in May so everything will be new for the first rentals in September. Hence the lack of photographs of the bedrooms at the moment!

Rates & Availability

Gibbes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 10 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,762
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 9 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,762
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,385
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $252
cleaning fee $63

Booking Notes:
THE 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT IS £500 PER WEEK ALL YEAR ROUND
If you would like groceries or a meal organised for your arrival please send a list and we will have these arranged for you.
Maid service is £50 per visit
Laundy service £10 per load
All the above can be organised and paid for on the spot.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gibbes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , for rinsing off sand from the beach!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) the 3 upstairs bedrooms have A/C 4th bedroom downstairs is smaller with no A/C
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: A car is not essential as there are frequent buses up and down the West Coast to Holetown, Speightstown and Bridgetown. However, if you want to explore the island fully you may wish to rent one. It is easier to rent one from a hire car company who can issue a temporary driving licence on the spot but our housekeeper can be available to assist with shopping if necessary and some of the supermarkets will take you home with your shopping. Outside: Private swimming pool with attached jacuzzi. It is not heated but in Barbados this is not necessary! There is outdoor dining and sun loungers plus a BBQ for the wonderful fish you will buy from the nearby fish market. The garden is peaceful & tropical and also fully secured. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The housekeeper lives in a private apartment on site and will clean, change beds, wash clothes on request and cook meals on request. Pick up from the airport is also available at an extra cost. Other: Patio with outdoor dining area, pool loungers and gas BBQ. seating is available along 2 sides of the house

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