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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

An outstanding, spacious villa; private, peaceful, relaxed. Stroll to beaches

Gibbs Glade Villa is an immaculate, wonderfully tranquil, light and spacious, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached villa, with its own pool, set in fully enclosed, secluded, tropical gardens. Vaulted ceilings throughout afford a light & airy feeling, with gentle trade winds, helping to keep the villa nicely cool.

Courtesy airport transfers, daily housekeeping, regularly changed linens, bath & beach towels , bathrobes, AC and super-fast internet, cable TVs & Netflix are all included in your rental fee. Chef and grocery shopping services are available at extra fees, as is discounted airport arrival fast track service. We aim to offer a very high standard at exceptional value, for a wonderful vacation to remember and we trust that the reviews from our guests provide testimony to this.

Ideally located for the discerning traveller on the 'platinum' west coast, between Speightstown and Holetown, GGV is situated in an established, safe and very peaceful neighbourhood, known as Gibbs Glade. Access controlled-automated gate entry, together with all-night 360 degree security lighting provides that extra peace of mind.

It is just a short walk to both Gibbs and Mullins beaches (with its popular bar/restaurant), whilst being centrally located for sightseeing this captivating island.

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 as well as on the rear verandah.GGV offers a pleasing inside/out living experience with plentiful relaxed seating, as well as ambient alfresco dining overlooking the pool and well lit gardens - a striking evening backdrop to your evening dining.

Set in a third of an acre, with a distinctive palm tree perimeter, the landscaping has been planned to provide a very high level of privacy. The carefully tended gardens surround an attractive, well maintained, 20 foot circular swimming pool with sun loungers, tables, chairs, where one can enjoy the sun all day long. There are parasols and 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...when you can also watch the monkeys about their morning rituals enroute at the end of the road!

The large, open-plan well-equipped kitchen has an electric oven/hob, microwave, CuisineArt appliances (grind & brew coffee maker, blender, juicer, toaster, kettle) and there is a large multi-burner gas barbecue on the rear terrace. There is a 40" Hi-Def flatscreen TV with full cable package above the breakfast bar (with a further 55' ultra HD curved TV in the studio).

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, the twin has 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 two twin beds (which may be pushed together for couples). All are super-comfortable, replete with lovely linens. A foldaway bed for young children, a crib and highchair for infants can be arranged upon requested.

The Studio houses a 55" curved ultra HD TV with full cable, Netflix & WiFi 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 for hire, is just a 5 mins walk via a similar cut through. Another favourite beach of ours can be found a few mins drive away at Lower Carlton, where loungers are also available for hire.

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

A car is recommended, but by no means essential and we can provide a car rental quote from our preferred supplier, at your request. Alternatively there is a bus stop less than 10 mins walk which puts you on the route between Speightstown, as far as Bridgetown. You can travel anywhere on the island for $1 USD! ($2 BDS). Alternatively, taxis are reasonably priced.

There are a couple of supermarkets within an easy drive and a 24/7 petrol station within walking distance (500 meters) which has a wide selection of convenience and food items available. There is an excellent local fish market and fruit & veg stall 7 mins away (to make the most of the gas barbecue!), plus numerous 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 and 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, allowing them to be constantly open.

We do not enforce a set check-in/check-out time, but broadly speaking, its around 12:00 and 16:00. Whilst we will always do our best to accommodate guest needs, we will require your full cooperation with our excellent GGV team, especially when we have a same-day turn around, when these times will need to be adhered to.

Housekeeping is 5 times per week, for approx. 4 hours, usually between the hours of 09:0 and 13:00 but times may be adjusted slightly to suit GGV guests. The villa has lots of space, so the presence of discrete GGV staff should never impinge upon our guests privacy. There is a washing machine exclusively for guest use.

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 chef fees. Additionally, we have recently introduced a grocery shopping service for those not wishing to rent a car or for others who are simply too chilled for the supermarket! 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 ......

Regrettably we do not rent to groups under 30 years old, nor do we permit events.

More Details

Maria & Markku Isotalo
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Finnish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gibbes in Saint James

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Step in tiled shower enclosure
    Twin Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower over bath
    Garden Suite Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large step in tiled shower enclosure
    Queen Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Step in tiled shower enclosure
  • Waffle robes provided for guest use. Robes not available in child sizes, sorry!. Basic soaps provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 6'3 x 6'6
    Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 5' x 6'6
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 x 3'2 x 6'2
    Garden Suite - 1 Double Bed , 4'5 x 6'2
  • The Master Bedroom has a Super Kingsize Bed (6'3"x 6'6") The Queen Bedroom has a Kingsize Bed ((5' x 6'6") The Twin Room has two Single Beds of 3'2 x 6'2" which can be pushed together if required. A fold away bed for children and crib for infants can also be arranged The Garden Suite has a Double Bed of 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 highchair with detachable booster seetavailable. 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
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We do not permit events, nor rent to groups under 30 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 your transfers to villa await. Whilst a car is by no means essential, we would be happy to get a quote and book a car from our preferred supplier. 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!) We have a 15% guest discount in place with local diving company, Reefers & Wreckers


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Wonderful West Coast Villa, 5 mins walk Gibbs & Mullins Beaches, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 44 reviews

Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful vacation home with an owner who goes the extra mile to assure you are well taken care of. Everything is as described on the website with some added extras to make life even more enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Starting with booking the villa,to leaving a week later Maria, Floyed,Jackie and Jayne were absolutely amazing! VERY helpful, picked us up at the airport then waited for an hour while we picked up the rental car. Floyed had made special arrangements to spend the day at another villa until ours was ready due to a very early flight,,a mistake in scheduling on my part! This villa was immaculate, Jayne was wonderful,always had a smile on her face and very happy to answer questions.very clean and well maintained, the pictures are beautiful but wait until you see it in person!!! Loved the pool, mullins beach and Oistins fish fry!!!! Absolutly would stay here again!! Plenty of amenities we felt right at home,,thank you for a wonderful vacation!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Home from Home (but a tad warmer!)

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the villa are beautiful , but it is even more spectacular when you arrive! There are no downsides to this villa we could find. It is extremely comfortable and better equipped than many we have stayed in.

Ideally situated in a quiet area with a short stroll to the wonderfully sedate Gibbs beach, add another 5 minutes onto your stroll and you will arrive at the more lively Mullins beach.

The staff could not have been more helpful and Jayne (with her cheery good morning) kept the place spotless and regular change of bed linen and towels made us feel very pampered. Floyd met us at the airport and picked our friends up also when they joined us a couple of days later. Jackie took us for a drive on our arrival to find our bearings and Chris was waiting at the villa with our rental car.

Can't praise the service highly enough.

Barbados is a lush and friendly island with lots of interesting places to visit. We would recommend Hunts Gardens .....what beats sitting in a tropical garden watching the wildlife listening to soothing music 😊.

The monkeys visited us on many occasions whilst sitting around the pool area and it is amusing to watch the birds trying to build their nests in unusual places(the security light...did not succeed!)

Lastly we would like to thank Maria and Markku for allowing us to stay in their fabulous villa and the helpful and swift correspondence for any queries or silly questions we had. The recommendations you gave us were spot on especially the catamaran cruise (a must do and you get a discount👍).

We will most definitely be returning .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Safe, clean and comfortable villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six thoroughly enjoyed the villa. Everything was as expected from the photos, something that is not always the case. The arrival was well organized: We were met shortly after deplaning the aircraft (with the fast pass) and in less than 15 minutes we were outside the airport and met by Floyd. He waited until we obtained our rental vehicle and escorted us to the villa. The staff provided friendly and efficient service. The villa was well equipped and very comfortable. We had 2 younger children and it was great that we could deadbolt the doors leading to the pool for their safety.

We would highly recommend a vehicle to explore the island and find your favourite beach (ours was Accra beach).

Our only negative, which has nothing to do with the villa, is that we were very disappointed by the lack of fresh fruit and vegetables on such a lush green island.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property!

  • 5 of 5

Two families came down to stay in this villa with three kids between the ages of 7 and 15, and we couldn't have been happier! The kids loved playing basketball, swimming in the pool and hanging out in Mullins Beach Bar with its fantastic burgers! The adults loved getting up in the morning and relaxing with their coffee next to the pool, then making the short walk down to the beach to hang out for the afternoon.

The villa itself is beautifully decorated and has everything you need. It has lovely wood furniture, gorgeous high ceilings, and the pool is the perfect spot to cool off when your get too warm in the sun. The villa is a two-minute walk to each of Gibbes and Mullins beaches, and you can spot monkeys in the trees on your way!

Maria, Floyd, Jackie and Jayne made sure that we had everything we needed and were available whenever we had any questions or requests. Floyd and Jackie made us dinner on a couple of nights: we had very tasty dinners at the table on the patio next to the pool. They also arranged for a van on very short notice so that we could all drive around the island for the day.

All in all, we had a wonderful time at GGV and we look forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous vacation villa

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at GGV with our three teenagers and had a wonderful time. From the beginning the owner, Maria, was very responsive to all our questions and took great care in helping us with all the details of our trip. She had great suggestions about where to go for excursions we were interested in, arranged our car rental and fast pass, and the transfer to and from the airport was wonderful. The house has everything you could ever need and there is enough room for everyone to have some space as well as wonderful gathering spaces for everyone to be together, perfect for our family!! Inside the house is very tastefully decorated with a full kitchen, comfortable beds and plenty of bathrooms. Outside has something for everyone, lovely covered patio for those seeking shade and lots of space and seating options around the pool. The pool was great, we all enjoyed it daily! The location of the house is perfect being just a few minutes walk to two different beaches as well as some restaurants and bars. If you want to go little further the bus stop is also a short walk and busses run very frequently all day.

The staff at GGV was exceptional. Floyd picked us up at the airport and when we arrived at the house we were greeted by Jackie and Jayne. Floyd and Jackie took care of everything we needed and Jayne kept the house perfectly clean. They were all very helpful and friendly and were available anytime we had questions but gave us plenty of space to enjoy our vacation.

We would definitely stay here again and recommend GGV for a vacation rental.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gibbes, Barbados

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter/Spring 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer/Autumn 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 17 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May Special
18 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
June Special
9 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July Special
1 Jul 2017 - 17 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Crop Over Special 2017
6 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall Special
3 Sep 2017 - 24 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
November Special
5 Nov 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
December Special
3 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter/Spring 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer /Autumn 2018
1 May 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer/Autumn 2019
1 May 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas 2019
15 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

We do not permit events. A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure booking. After booking, should your dates that we are able to accommodate, we will gladly transfer the rental deposit. The security deposit is refundable and in normal circumstances will be refunded in full within the system within a few day of departure if all is in order. In the event of damages, appropriate deductions will be made and the remaining balance will be refunded. 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. Failure to pay the rental balance when due will result in cancellation of the booking and forfeiture of deposit. For any payment queries, please do not hesitate to ask owner.

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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