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Relax, refresh and renew in the Caribbean setting of Gibbs Palms.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A fully equipped, self catering Holiday Home Rental. Away from it all.

Gibbs Palms a place to relax and read all those books you have been saying you will get to, at the cottage or down at Gibbs Beach, St Peter, Barbados in the beautiful Caribbean Sea. A privately owned house used by family and close friends with some available rental times open to people looking for a tranquil relaxing holiday.

Cottage Tidbits: The cottage was built 45 years ago as a winter getaway. It is privately owed and rented out mainly to long time friends. These annual returning friends treat the property like their own place and give it that 'home-like' holiday cottage feel.

Gibbs Beach: Sometimes spelled Gibbes beach, is a typical picture postcard Caribbean setting. All beaches in Barbados are 'Public Beaches'. There are no commercial activities going on at Gibbs beach as it is bordered by private homes and some high end individual beach rental units. The 2 estates that flank each point are 2 of the most beautiful properties in Barbados. Being on the west coast there are almost never large waves, just that soft rolling warm Caribbean tide in and out on the beach. This makes for easy entry (or exit) to the sea and of course great swimming.

Seeing Barbados: There is only one airport in Barbados, so after you find your holiday deal on a charter, (Virgin, British Midland, BWIA, Air Canada, Westjet, US Air, American Airlines or others) you can arrange a taxi pick up at the airport with us, or you can rent a car to use while here and see Barbados on your own. How you get around Barbados is your choice, as many people prefer many different types of vacations; from independent to adventurous to chauffeured. You can also arrange day trips, by car or boat, or water sports from Gibbs Palms from the information at the cottage. Having a car is your choice. It is not a requirement as buses are easy and frequent down by the coast road. For shopping, Speightstown is a 2km walk down the beach, or you can take the bus for $2.00 BBD, or call a cab. You can return the same way, or the local supermarket (Jordan's) offers free rides home for customers with their groceries.

More Details

Rob G.
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Rob G.

Gibbs Palms is our privately owned house. It is used mainly by us, family, and close friends. But it does have some available times open to people looking for a fun and relaxing Barbados holiday.

Rob G. purchased this cottage in 1972

What makes this cottage unique

The large Pride of India and Flamboyant Trees along with the openness for the predominant easterly breeze keeps the Gibbs Palms house and property cool and comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gibbs Palms Guest Book Excerpts: - *What a lovely place to stay. I have stayed in many places in Barbados and this is the best so far. Thank You” - *My 2nd time here and can't wait for a third. What a Haven! Thank You, See you next year.” - *Enjoyed it once again (25 years later) The lush foliage, reliable sunshine and the calm clear waters of the Caribbean at Gibbs Beach.” - *'We are Hooked'! Looking forward to coming back”. - *Every day was great! Every evening Memorable! What a country!”
Nov 2007
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Gibbes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Deposit payment is to hold your booking, and is non-refundable.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Queen Sized Bed
  • 1 bedroom has 2 large double beds with it's own full en-suite bathroom, Large walk in Shower. The other bedroom has a large queen sized bed with it's own full en-suite bathroom Shower and Tub.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Just a 4 minute stroll to beautiful and quiet Gibbs Beach. The house is in a quiet friendly neighbourhood for an easy going, relaxing holiday. The cottage has 2 patios. An outdoor shower for rinsing from the beach. A beautiful, well kept yard and gardens. On the property are: Large Flamboyant Trees, Banana, Lime and, Grapefruit Trees, Coconut Palms, Mango Tree, Frangipani trees along with many different kinds and colours of Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Crotons and even some Orchids. Mobility is Easy, ground level front entry. The cottage is all one level, no stairs inside. High Speed Broadband Wireless, in-house computer, landline phone and Cell phone. Music System for a personal iPod or MP3 to be plugged into. DVD works with 30" Samsung flat screen with multiple inputs for other devices that you can bring (ie Xbox/PSP/Apple Tv etc.). The rate is for the house in your time period. Very economical for 1 couple. Incredibly reasonable for a 2 couple vacation.


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Relax, refresh and renew in the Caribbean setting of Gibbs Palms.
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We’ll Be back. Thank you Rob.

  • 5 of 5

See you next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at Gibbs Palms a year ago and loved it so much we are returning this year. The cottage had everything we needed including an incredibly warm and welcoming feel to it. You can tell it's a well-loved and well cared for family cottage. Rob was great to deal with from the moment we inquired about booking. He was incredibly helpful in arranging airport pickup, making sure we settled in OK and answering any questions. Viv was at the airport to pick us up and even stopped at the grocery store so we could get some supplies on our way to the cottage. And he helped us get the lay of the land with lots of great suggestions for things to do on the island. The location is perfect - a short walk to beautiful beaches, close to buses, and within walking distance to Chris' Place and Speightstown. Holetown and Folkestone are a short bus ride away. But you might just be happiest lounging at the cottage on the patio enjoying the lovely gardens...

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of Paradise

  • 4 of 5

A comfortable home with beautiful patios and gardens. Short walk to Gibbs Beach - the best beach on the island in our opinion! Close to Speightstown, a quaint Bajan town with great shops, restaurants and services. Holetown is also close by - bigger and more touristy. We love Gibbs Palms for its feeling of home while in paradise!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian & Pat. Glad you enjoyed Gibbs Palms. Looking forward to seeing you again this March. Rob
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  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to spend two weeks.It was truely home from home with everything to make our stay enjoyable. The beds was to died for and the kitchen was fully stock with everything to make life easier.The only thing we had to worry about was the mosquitos,but that was to be expected.The cottage was well maintain with Gregory keeping the gardens beautiful and well maintain. Vivian who welcome us was very friendly and told us all we needed to know about the cottage and the surrounding area.The only thing that was missing was the swimming pool that would have been a bonus.It was peaceful and quiet. We hire a car because we wanted to get about and go places when there at no buses,but a short walk down the hill to the main road and you can get the public tranportation which runs regularly .

With just a short walk down the hill to the main road again you can get to Gibbs Beach and a walk along the beach to Mullins where there are lots of water sports .

I would definitely stay at this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We selected this property because of it's close proximity to our favourite Gibbs Bay, and because we wanted a more traditional, Bajan-style accommodation rather than an anonymous air-con villa.

The 'cottage' had everything we needed, and the owner, Rob, in Canada, and his local assistants, Lisa and Damian, across the road, made sure we were looked after.

The gardens are lovely, and there is plenty of outside space in the shared terrace to enjoy alfresco dining.

Gibbs Beach is a short ten minute walk through the estate, which is friendly and secure.

Gibbs Palms is ten minutes drive from basic facilities at Speightstown, and twenty minutes drive from the tourist area of Holetown.

We had a great time, and have already booked for 2016.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Barbados our way

  • 5 of 5

We settled in right away. Had enough time after arriving from the airport to go for a swim at the beach and then back to the house for happy hour. Beach and sunset swims in the evenings became our routine. The house was well equipped and we lived in it like it was our own. The mood is very relaxed and it seems to come through the walls just being there. After a while we were pretending we were Caribbean property owners for our 2 weeks. Even hosted a cocktail party with fellow tourists we meet on the beach from the neighbourhood. Victor, the gardener, helped us to understand some of the nuances of the locals. Julie, the house manager, was great and lots of fun. Thanks for everything Rob, as you know, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Barbados Grantley Adams Airport BGI
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Royal West Moreland
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Coast Road
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Gibbs Beach 300 Meters,
Car: not necessary

Barbados and Gibbs Palms has everything you need for a any type of Caribbean holiday you are looking for from quiet at Gibbs Beach ( to active at Mullins Beach. There are Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Golf Courses very nearby. Water sports are all available on the calm waters of the west coast. Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, water skiing and many more are available. The Local village of Speightstown (2 km) has everything you need, shopping, galleries, crafts, daily vegetable market and a fresh fish market.

Other Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $100

Dates and length of stay is the renters choice as there are no particular set in or out days. MIn 7 Days stay all year and at the Christmas time period a min 2 week booking is required.
Please contact us regarding Lower Rates for longer term rentals where month blocks are available. eg Summer, school break etc.
28days or longer is considered long term.
The first payment is a deposit, to hold your booking, and is non-refundable if the reservation is cancelled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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