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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 5 nights


About the property

An outstanding, spacious villa; private, peaceful, relaxed. Stroll to 2 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, assisted by the gentle trade winds which help to keep the villa nicely cool.

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 and on the rear verandah. GGV offers a pleasing inside/out living experience with plentiful relaxed seating and ambient alfresco dining overlooking the pool and well lit gardens - a striking backdrop to your evening dining and a wonderful outlook for your marvellously relaxed breakfasts, lunches and chilled days just slouching about on the outside furniture....maybe even a monkey or two will pass by......

Courtesy airport transfers, daily housekeeping, regularly changed linens, bath & beach towels , bathrobes, AC, 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 hope that our guest reviews reflect this.

Ideally located for the discerning traveller on the 'platinum' west coast, between Speightstown and Holetown, GGV is situated in an established, safe and peaceful neighbourhood (no road noise!), known as Gibbs Glade. It is just a short walk to both Gibbs and Mullins beaches (Mullins has a popular bar/restaurant), whilst being centrally located for sightseeing of this captivating island.

Set in a third of an acre, with a distinctive palm tree perimeter, the landscaping has been planned to provide 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 and you can keep an eye out for the humming bird who is a regular afternoon visitor. 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 beach, just a short stroll away...when you can also watch the monkeys about their morning rituals enroute!

The large, open-plan well-equipped kitchen has all new appliances including electric oven/hob, large refrigerator, microwave, CuisineArt appliances (grind & brew coffee maker, blender, juicer, toaster, kettle) plus 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 (with double locks) 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 super kingsize bed. The Second Bedroom has a kingsize 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 request.

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 or 6 and 8 mins slog the road. 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 should you wish to hire a vehicle, we have negotiated a 15% discount with one of the leading rental companies. Alternatively there is a bus stop less than 10 mins walk which puts you on the route between Speightstown, as far as Bridgetown and one can travel anywhere on the island for $1 USD! ($2 BDS). Otherwise, taxis are reasonably priced and we have a preferred local service.

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. Access controlled-automated gate entry, together with all-night 360 degree security lighting provides that extra peace of mind.

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 08:00 and 12:00 and as the villa has lots of space, 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, wedding parties, nor do we permit events.

* there will be no same day changeover for all bookings made after 10th September 2017, but there will be a $100 USD transfer supplement (payable locally) for parties of 5 and above.

More Details

Maria & Markku Isotalo
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Finnish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2018

About Maria & Markku Isotalo

Maria & Markku have been visiting Barbados since 1999. Forever captivated by the natural beauty of this diverse little island, the fantastic year-round climate and the wonderful people. They bought Gibbs Glade Villa In February 2016 and just love it. So does everyone else it seems....

Maria & Markku Isotalo purchased this villa in 2016

Why Maria & Markku Isotalo chose Gibbes

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.

What makes this villa unique

The wonderful location, the high standards of everything, the service, the staff....

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No overnight guests are permitted. Breach will result in early termination of rental.
  • No recreational drugs or excessive alcohol consumption will be tolerated. Breach will result in early termination of rental.
  • No rowdy or socially unacceptable behaviour will be tolerated. Breach will result in early termination of rental.
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") and 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 seat available. Fresh bed linen and towels (both bath & beach) are provided and changed regularly.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • 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 strongly recommend the FiveStarFastTrack Service at Grantley Adams Airport for which we have negotiated a GGV guest discount. We have also arranged a 15% discount with a leading car rental company, a 15% discount with a local catamaran sailing company who arrange turtle trips and cruises (swimming with turtles is almost compulsory on Barbados!) and we have a 15% guest discount in place with a local scuba diving company.


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Wonderful West Coast Villa, 5 mins walk Gibbs & Mullins Beaches, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.919355 based on 64 reviews

Gorgeous villa, so close to beaches, ...perfect spot !

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from second stay at the villa, from the moment we landed we were looked after wonderfully by the villa team , Floyd met us and transported us to the villa so relaxed from the beginning. A shop had been arranged for us so we had all that we needed until we went to the new Massey’s . The villa is truly special and although its only been a year since we where last there I still forgot the tranquillity here, we love opening the doors and enjoying the tradewinds flow through the villa. It has everything you need and a few more extras that you want. Villa spotlessly kept by Natalie , pool, garden and terrace a dream. I was impressed that since last visit even more improvements have been carried out , so nice to see the owners care, Maria (owner) helpful throughout. The location is perfect, few mins walk to Gibbs beach one way and about 5 mins to Mullins beach and bar the other . We hired a car, which was delivered to villa the day after arrival and visited Speightstown and Holetown for food and shopping.There are so many places to eat locally The Fishpot was my favorite place we cannot wait to return to Gibbs Glade Villa again .

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbly appointed West Coat Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gibbs Glade Villa for 11 nights from December 27th 2017 this was our 9th trip to Barbados and our second stay in the Gibbs Glade area, we found communication from Maria the owner excellent at all times from the initial booking to our arrival, Maria was very professional throughout and always responded quickly to our emails, we opted for the Grantley Adams fast track package upon arrival at the airport, we had not done this before and were impressed by how it speeded up the process of passing through immigration this was also arranged by Maria as was our car hire which based on previous experiences was very well priced.

We were collected by Floyd the joint villa manager from the airport which we thought was a great idea and saved having to collect a hire car and drive up the West Coast in the dark after a long flight, the hire car was delivered to the villa the next morning making life hassle free.

We thought the villa was excellent and very well appointed, Natalie who was very nice kept the place clean and tidy throughout our stay on a daily basis.

For us the location is excellent up near Mullins beach and only a short car ride to Holetown or Speightstown perfect for the local restaurants of which there are plenty within a five / ten minute drive along with a handful of great beaches.

Although only two of us stayed here the place is easily big enough for two families, we liked or rather I liked the cable tv in the separate tv room which showed all the English football games allowing me to watch three games that I would of otherwise missed, the super king bed with a decent mattress was also a good touch and all the bathrooms were in good order.

Outside the gardens are mature with great palm trees surrounding the property and a lovely pool.

We would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend Gibbs Glade Villa it is very much as per the Photos / description.

Matt & Elisa

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our home away from home, and yours!

  • 5 of 5

The very best of Barbados!

There are no adequate words to describe the warmth and welcoming experience Gibbes Glade Villa is for anyone who is lucky enough to stay at this gem of Barbados living. Floyd, Jackie, and Natalie keep the super sweet Bajan love flowing, and Gibbes Glade Villa's proximity to the Barbados gold coast of beaches, from jumpin' Mullins beach to sleepy and luxurious Speightstown, offers the most exiting and relaxing of vacation spots. Our family has spent the last two Christmas holidays here, and feel like it is a home away from home! Maria is the best homeowner, and attends to every need, with kindness and care!

Enjoy a dip in the pool after a day at the beach. Then, dinner of fresh grilled fish and delicious local salads on the dining table under the stars? A large common area of comfortable couches and cozy chairs is perfect for family gatherings. This spacious home makes room for everyone. The island's best restaurants and shopping are nearby. Writing this makes me miss it already. Enjoy the unique embrace of Gibbes Glade Villa, and the magic of beautiful Barbados!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay in a Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Gibbs Glade Villa is perfectly situated in a quiet residential area on the West coast of Barbados. Just a couple of minutes walk away is the beautiful Gibbs Beach and a further 5 minutes stroll will take you to the buzzing Mullins beach - a tropical playground for just about every water sport imaginable and with the infamous Mullins Beach Bar providing great food, amazing cocktails and, on Sunday evenings, live music too.

The Villa itself is very private and has been extremely well thought out in terms of its layout and design combining practical and spacious living accommodation for up to 8 guests with very comfortable yet stylish design. We were very impressed with the high level of attention to detail that has been given to the property, it's furnishings and facilities. We loved the veranda and pool area where the layout and positioning of trees and shrubs enabled equal areas of sun and shade throughout the day. Small details such as the provision of inflatable sun loungers for the pool, a wireless bluetooth speaker, and plenty of plastic (though dishwasher proof) crockery for the pool area were much appreciated and the large BBQ grill and the Studio with it's exercise bike, rowing machine, yoga mats as well as the huge flat screen tv and a large selection of dvds were all great additions making GGV stand out from the crowd. Wi-fi connection was excellent throughout the property, the kitchen was well equipped and the wonderful team of staff - Jackie, Floyd and Natalie who were on hand daily but never intrusive ensured that we had everything we needed and that the villa was kept spotless throughout our stay.

Maria was extremely attentive throughout the booking period, during the lead up to our stay and always on hand to answer any questions, providing information to help us prepare for our trip and ensuring that we had everything we needed to start enjoying our holiday from the moment we touched down in Barbados.

We had a fabulous holiday and Gibbs Glade Villa played a huge part in making it truly memorable. We would not hesitate in recommending Gibbs Glade Villa to anyone looking for their own piece of paradise on this wonderful island.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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In love with Barbados and this gem!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 6 of my family and friends just got back from Barbados a few days ago, and I don't have one bad thing to say about it. The house at Gibbs Glade is gorgeous, it is even better than the pictures. I love everything about the house, the location, the staff, the pool, everything! It is a very short walk to 2 different beaches, that are breathtaking. And a short walk to a few different beach bars. We saw monkeys the first couple of times we were walking down the path, so that was great as well!

We had Floyd cook dinner and breakfast a few times, and that was also top notch! And Jackie took care of everything we needed, anytime we needed it! Maria was also a pleasure to deal with prior to arriving to the villa, so much so, that everything went seamless. I didn't have to worry about anything, and that is such a great feeling to know everything is taken care of.

I will 100% be back. Barbados is a beautiful place, with beautiful people, beaches, and food. Looking forward to visiting again soon! Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, don't look elsewhere, stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of three generations, ranging from early 20,s to late 70,s staying in this beautiful property and all us loved it. It is extremely well equipped and of high quality, lots of thought has gone into making this a real home. We were a group of seven and there was plenty of space for all, our son and his girlfriend stayed in the garden suite which they loved. Maria , the owner, was superb from start to finish, seemless booking process and lots of communication, thank you so much for accommodating our changing booking after Virgin airlines altered our flights and additional family members decided to join our holiday after we'd booked. The property is located within a few minutes walk of both the lovely quiet Gibbs bay beach and the livelier Mullins beach, if you have a car there are numerous beaches within a few minutes, we particularly enjoyed Alleynes beach, lovely section of beach with sun beds to hire, JuJu beach bar serving good lunches and great cocktails 😊, good snorkelling, saw green turtles here. We hired a car as we felt it really is needed, and driving around Barbados is so easy, we traveled all over the island which was great, loved the visit to East coast and its rugged coastline. All in all a fantastic holiday made so much better by the helpful Owner Maria, would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great feedback Rob and the excellent Alleynes bay tip. I've heard good things about JuJu's before and I will be sure to check it out for myself on our next visit. So glad it all worked out and we would be delighted to welcome you back at anytime!
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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
Damage Deposit £300

We do not rent to groups under 30, nor do we permit events. A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure booking. After booking, should your dates change and we are able to accommodate the change, 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.