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

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

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

Gibbs Glade Villa (GGV) is an immaculate, wonderfully tranquil, super quiet and spacious 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa with its own pool, set in fully enclosed topical gardens, with security controlled automated gate entry. Vaulted ceilings throughout the villa, afford a light & airy feeling.

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

Ideally located for the discerning on the platinum coast, between Speightstown and Holetown, this detached villa is situated in an established, safe and very 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 captivating 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 as well as on the rear verandah.

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 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 at the end of the road!

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 on the rear terrace. There is a 40" Hi-Def flatscreen TV with full cable package above the breakfast bar (with a further 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, 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, 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 available, 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 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 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 automatic security controlled keypad & fob entry 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, 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 although we will always do our best to accommodate guest needs. We do, however ask for your cooperation with our excellent GGV management team, should we have a same-day turn around.

Housekeeping is daily, for 4 hours, usually between the hours of 08:30 and 13:30 but times may be adjusted slightly to suit GGV guests, when assistance with guest laundry may be given if required (although guests have access to their own washing machine). The villa has lots of space, so the presence of discrete GGV staff should 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 ......

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Maria & Markku Isotalo
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Finnish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 January, 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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Wonderful West Coast Villa, 5 mins walk Gibbs & Mullins Beaches, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.84375 based on 34 reviews

Amazing villa in great location near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time a Gibbs glade villa and really enjoyed our stay! The villa is modern and spacious inside with a great pool and friendly staff.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memories for a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Gibbs Glade Villa was beyond our wildest dreams for a vacation spot. We chose Gibbs Glade Villa from the pictures, which showed the most elegant of homes with its own swimming pool. Reading that Mullins Beach was walking distance away, I knew this was our spot. Having gone to secondary school in Barbados, I wanted to show my family the beautiful island where I grew up, and its many treasures. One of those treasures ended up being the extraordinary staff at Gibbs Glade Villa, with Floyd, Jackie and Jane making our stay extra special with attention and caring detail to everything having to do with our stay. Floyd is an excellent chef, and prepared an island themed Christmas dinner that was delicious and memorable. Maria also made sure that anything we needed was provided for us! We can not rave enough about what a dream week we spent at Gibbs Glade Villa. It is Barbados's finest in vacation experiences! We were treated like rock stars, and we will be back! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous family vacation villa.

  • 5 of 5

Dates of stay Nov 26 - Dec 03 2016

We have just returned from spending a week at Maria's villa. It was a retirement holiday for my husband and our family. The pictures don't do it justice. It's very spacious, clean and comes equipped with everything you need. Gibb''s beach is quiet and clean and really is a 4 min. walk. Floyd and Jackie, his wife, are always available should you have any questions or concerns. Jayne keeps the villa very clean and tidy. The pool is a great way to start and end your day. We loved it!

We had such a wonderful time! Our family live in different cities and we can't get together as often as we would like. This trip allowed us to spend quality time as a family. We hope we can return to Gibb's Glade Villa in the future. Thank you so very much Maria for all of your help in making our holiday a trip to remember!

From Ottawa, Canada · December 2016

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay at Gibbs

  • 5 of 5

Was such an amazing place. And the staff and contact with Maria was so helpful. I've been to the island over 20 times and this has to be the nicest place we stayed. Easy walk to the beach and some great dining. We did cook dinner in a few nights and they had everything you want to prepare a meal. The accommodations were spotless and kept that way all week by the staff. Can't say enough good things about the villa and our host. Book it now, you will not be disappointed. Good idea to rent a car, which they arrange for you and venture out to see one of the best islands in the chain. The people of barbados are as friendly as our hosts were.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful beginning and ending to our vacation.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot stop singing this Villa praises, but mainly in part to Maria. From the time of wanting to book to reaching back home safely, Maria was available ensuring that all was well and most importantly that we had a great time at GGV. Maria, provided locations to eat, to relax and even to shop. Seriously the Barbados tourism board will do well to hire her :-). She responded to every question or query my group of 8 had and always in a pleasant and accommodating tone. To me the attitude, availability and knowledge of a host adds volumes to any property. The property ....oh the property. It exceeded our expectations. The house and yard is clearly well kept/maintained. The rooms were quite adequate for our short stay or for longer stays with more than sufficient closet space and room space. Both bath and beach Towels were changed daily, and the house tidied by an almost invisible Jayne - Thank you for taking care of us. All the amenities that you may have at home and more are available for use. There were a variety of pots and pans that we utilized to prepare our meals, as well as serving and baking dishes. There is a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer for cleaning up after yourself...if you so desire. The TV room\Studio was code named the "Man Cave" for the duration we were there, as the guys enjoyed the large screen television. The couple that occupied the Garden suite loved it - as it allowed them to be part of the group, yet get some much needed alone time. The pool was fantastic and always seemed to be warm - we were in it from the hour we arrived to mere minutes before leaving. It was in excellent condition. We got transportation to and from the airport for our entire party, which was great as we did not have to search for a villa at night. The villa is definitely walking distance from the beach - please try Gibbs bay, we liked it more than Mullins. The neighborhood is quiet and safe, and a few of the ladies took an early morning walk with no issues. We rented a car and found it was easy to get to and from the Villa as Highway 1 was a stone's throw away. If you are still reading my review....book this villa, there will be no regrets and you would be delighted to deal with the most gracious and accommodating host to our knowledge. Of course, we will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property, Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This house and experience are top notch. From the moment you arrive at the airport to the time you leave the staff are focused on your every need. The house is beautiful, clean, and very comfortable. The pool and outdoor areas of the house are breathtaking! We had chef service 2 nights and wish we did it more. The meals Floyd (house manager/chef/fun specialist) cooked for us were outstanding! He was very knowledgeable on the surrounding areas and actually drove us around when we arrived to point out some hot spots. We cannot wait to return and stay at this villa! Thanks so much for our wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review Chris and for your kindness. We are really glad that you're first trip to Barbados proved worth waiting for! Very much hope it will be followed by your second next year as planned, when we will all be delighted to welcome you and Kathryn back.
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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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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure booking. In the event of a date change that we are able to accommodate, we will gladly transfer the 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gibbes, Barbados

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 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
  • Garden Suite Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Step in tiled shower enclosure
    Twin Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower over bath
    Double Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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 Large Double Bed
    Garden Suite - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck 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
  • 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 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!) We have a 15% jest discount in place with local reputable diving company, Reefers & Wreckers

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