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Spacious House with private pool & tropical gardens short walk to beach

Gibbes, Barbados
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

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.

Paul 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.

Owner

Laura Keene

Member Since 2015
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
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 Gibbes

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!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      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

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Shower room 1
        shower
      • outdoor shower
        outdoor shower, for rinsing off sand from the beach!

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Linens Provided
                        All bed linen is provided.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        A/C in the 3 upstairs bedrooms but not the 4th bedroom downstairs (this bedroom is cooler anyway as there are lots of plants outside the windows)
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        wifi password is on the black box on the wall in the living room
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Living Room
                        Cool airy open plan living and dining area with TV, WiFi, dining table and lounge seating area. The house is brick and the floor is tiled so its nice and cool inside. The patio doors lead out to the pool & garden
                      • Parking
                        Secure parking behind the sliding wooden gate
                      • Telephone
                        Landline for free local calls only (food delivery, restaurant bookings etc)
                      • Towels Provided
                        Beach towels and bathroom towels are provided
                      • Washing Machine

                        Kitchen

                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            coffee plunger for filter coffee
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                            Open plan kitchen with cooker, hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster etc.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            basic foodstuffs (oil, salt, pepper, spices etc) are in the cupboards and we just ask that you replace anything that runs out.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                indoor and outdoor dining tables
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                    Feel free to exchange your finished books for any on the bookcase.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Games
                                    a small selection of games is in the house - cards, chess and a couple of board games plus table football on the balcony
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Flow Cable TV
                                  • Stereo
                                    Very powerful stereo with bluetooth and cd player
                                  • Television
                                    FLOW TV (like BT Youview)
                                  • Video Library
                                    A selection of DVD's including some for kids is available

                                    Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Pool terrrace with outdoor dining and sun loungers
                                      • Golf
                                        The fabulous Apes Hill and Royal Westmoreland golf courses are less than 10 mins drive away.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Lovely tropical garden with herb garden and fruit trees
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas barbecue
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                        2 x upstairs sheltered verandas with seating and table football

                                        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

                                                                7 Reviews

                                                                Excellent4.7/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                A great base in a peaceful setting

                                                                Nicholas S.

                                                                Our party of eight family members had a very pleasant ten-day break at the villa in late March. We found it comfortable, spacious and peaceful and the warm pool got a lot of use! Paul was always helpful when we needed any local information.

                                                                It is best to get an officially-registered taxi at the airport; fares are fixed for the outward journey ($64 BAD to the villa, or double that for a minibus in our case) but you may need to haggle to get the same deal when returning. Otherwise, getting around Barbados is easy - the frequent buses (especially the yellow ones) provide easy, cheap and often colourful access to most parts.

                                                                There are some attractive beaches nearby, and further afield. But be aware of the sharp stones and coral underfoot and the strong undertow, both of which can mar even paddling in shallow water.

                                                                The main downside to Barbados is that almost everything apart from bus rides (and rum!) is expensive - particularly food (even the fruit and veg that one would expect to be locally-grown), which is not always of good quality. Some careful selection is needed when self-catering. Speightstown has a couple of reasonable supermarkets and many roadside vendors for fruit and veg, most of whom will try to over-charge tourists. Local fish is delicious, but again usually offered at inflated prices.

                                                                A wonderful villa located in beautiful surroundings!

                                                                Pernilla B.

                                                                We had a wonderful stay at 11 Gibbs Glade! The villa is just as beautiful and spacious as on the photos. Everything is very well taken care of and it´s really nice to have the garden, the pool and only 5 minutes to the beach.

                                                                I warmly recommend it and I hope we´ll soon be back!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much! We are so glad you had a lovely relaxing holiday and would love to see you again.

                                                                Home away from home

                                                                Diana T.

                                                                I stayed at Laura's place with some friends as we were all attending a wedding. We had an amazing trip - it was hard to leave! Paul made us feel right at home by giving us tips about where to visit on the island, where to eat, and how to use the buses. The pool was lovely and the close proximity to the beach was ideal for our group. This place might not have all the bells and whistles of some of the other villas advertised in the area, but I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for a great stay!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much! We are glad you had a lovely time and hope you will come back again soon.

                                                                Large, spacious lovely home from home.

                                                                Cheryl L.

                                                                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.

                                                                Amazing villa, amazing holiday - highly recommend!

                                                                Helen S.

                                                                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!

                                                                Couldn't ask for a better holiday

                                                                James D.

                                                                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!

                                                                Location

                                                                Gibbes, Barbados

                                                                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

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                $69

                                                                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.

                                                                $239avg/night
                                                                7 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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