Gibbs Glade Villa is an immaculate, wonderfully tranquil, light and spacious, 4 bedroom/ 4 bathroom detached villa, with its own pool, set in a large plot with enclosed, secluded, tropical gardens and ample parking.
COVID UPDATE: Travellers can now enter with a negative Rapid Antigen Test or Rapid PCR Test taken within 1 or 3 days of travel. Our lovely housekeeper, Sophia, is vaccinated. In everyone's best interests, we only accept vaccinated guests (excluding children). Please refer to the latest government protocols for Barbados at https://www.visitbarbados.org We are an officially Approved Villa for quarantine purposes.
CANCELLATION POLICY: In addition to the defined VRBO cancellation terms; Guests who are unable to travel as planned, may choose to either transfer their dates (30 days prior to arrival), or deduct any cancellation fee paid, from a future booking.
Gibbs Glade Villa is in the safe and peaceful neighborhood of Gibbs Glade. Access controlled gates and security cameras provide that extra peace of mind. And as we are situated just off the main coast road, its very quiet ....no road noise!The villa is within easy walking distance of 2 glorious beaches and at least 5 restaurants/beach bars (including the fabulous SeaShed), plus a 24 hour convenience store. We are ideally located on the calm 'platinum' west coast, between the authentic Speightstown ( (5 mins) full of Caribbean charm and the vibrant Holetown with many bars and restaurants, plus Lime Grove for designer shopping and eateries just 10 mins by car. (10 mins).
Vaulted ceilings throughout afford a light and airy feeling, assisted by the gentle trade winds, which help keep the villa nicely cool. There are ceiling fans in every room, as well as on the rear verandah and air conditioning in each bedroom. The open plan layout of this single story property is ideal for multi-generational family holidays, as well as couples getaway-from-it-all stays, with plenty of room for everyone. The villa offers a pleasing inside/out living experience with lots of relaxed seating and ambient dining on the rear terrace overlooking the pool and well lit gardens; a striking backdrop to your evening dining and a wonderful outlook for your relaxed breakfasts, lunches and chilled days just lounging around the pool and terraces.
GIBBS & MULLINS BEACHES:
The hidden gem that is Gibbs Bay with its calm, crystal clear Caribbean waters is tucked away within a short (4 mins) stroll, whilst Mullins beach is just a 5 minute walk, via a short cuts.
POOL, GROUNDS & GARDENS:
Set in a third of an acre with a distinctive palm tree perimeter, the carefully tended, tropical gardens surround an attractive, well maintained 20 foot circular swimming pool, with sun loungers, tables and chairs. There are parasols and natural shade provided by the palms, when you need to take a break from the rays and there's an outside shower by the pool for freshening up. This east-facing oasis enjoys all day sun as well as gentle breezes. Keep an eye out for the humming bird who is a regular afternoon visitor and maybe even a monkey or two will pass by......
The grounds are fully enclosed and the whole exterior of the property is frequently fumigated to keep mosquitoes at bay. There are electric mosquito zappers on the rear terrace, plus netting on all windows. Access controlled gates and CCTV cameras, together with all-night 360 degree security lighting provides that extra peace of mind. There's a basketball hoop on the fully enclosed front yard where there is parking for 4 cars.
We are pleased to assist you with all your arrangements including your arrival transfers with an approved driver, your security guard whilst you await your arrival PCR results, organise your pre-arrival grocery delivery and get quotes for discounted car rentals. Should you require it, we can arrange for your arrival PCR tests to be done at the villa with results guaranteed within 12 hours. We can also arrange for your pre-departure flight rapid antigen tests to be done at the villa fo your convenience. We highly recommend the five star fast track airport arrival service, to smooth and speed the arrival process and we'd be glad to book this for you at discounted rates. We will send a single payment request for all these additional services, once you have arrived at the villa.
We can recommend other preferred services, at discounted rates, including a local catamaran cruise company for a truly memorable day out, a local scuba diving company and a highly regarded mobile spa service to help you unwind just that little bit faster......
MASTER BEDROOM has a Super King size bed, AC unit, large fitted pickled pine closets, with central vanities and there is a digital safe. French doors opening to the rear verandah, overlook the pool and gardens.
QUEEN BEDROOM has a King size bed, AC unit, large fitted pickled pine closets, with central vanities with French doors opening onto the front verandah, overlooking the enclosed gardens, gates and front yard.
TWIN ROOM has two US sized single beds, AC unit, with French doors opening onto the front verandah, overlooking the enclosed gardens and front yard.
The GARDEN SUITE is set out on its own by the pool area and has a double bed (a US Full), AC unit, with doors opening directly onto the poolside and rear gardens.
CHILDREN: a foldaway bed, a travel crib with mosquito net, highchair and a paddling pool can all be made available at no extra cost.
There's plenty of solar heated hot water, provide by two large twin tanks. Each bathroom is en-suite, with a step in corner shower, with the exception of the family bathroom, which has a bath with a shower over. Each bathroom has a retractable magnifying mirror, hairdryer and bathrobes. We supply tissues, cosmetic pads, hand soap and shower gel.
LIVING ROOM: a wonderfully light and airy space, with French doors front and rear with plenty of casual seating and a writing desk. There's also portable Bose Bluetooth speaker.
KITCHEN/BARBECUE: well-equipped with modern appliances including a multi-function electric oven with ceramic hob, large refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, juicer, toaster and a washing machine, exclusively for guest use. There's a large multi-burner gas barbecue on the rear terrace and a 40" Hi-Def flat screen TV with cable package above the large granite breakfast bar.
STUDIO: near the pool houses a 55" curved ultra HD TV with full cable, Netflix and DVD player, comfy leather sofa, rowing machine, exercise bike, light weights and yoga mats.
A car is recommended, for exploring the island, but by no means essential. We would be pleased to get you competitive car hire quotes at your request. Alternatively for the more adventurous, we are on the main bus route, from Speightstown to Bridgetown. The bus stop is a 7 mins walk. Taxis are readily available at reasonable cost.
LOCAL SUPERMARKETS/RESTAURANTS/FISH MARKET:
There are a couple of supermarkets within an easy drive (Massy in Holetown and Jordans in Speightstown) and a 24/7 petrol station within walking distance (500 meters) which has a wide selection of convenience items available. The local fish market 7 mins drive, plus numerous restaurants and bars, all located within a short drive GGV. Both Mullins, the SeaShed, Heinz and Bombas restaurants are within walking distance.
All staff are fully vaccinated. Housekeeping by our lovely housekeeper Sophia and gardening by Trevor is usually Monday to Friday and the pool is tended twice weekly. As the villa and grounds has lots of space, the presence of discrete GGV staff should never impinge upon the feeling of our guests privacy. Our property manager, Deborah is on hand at all times for any queries you might as is the owner, Maria.
GUEST ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES:
We have a minimum two night gap in between guests to allow for full covid cleaning protocols. We do not strictly enforce a set check-in/check-out time, but it would usually be midday and 16:00. However, we aim to work to the individual needs of guests , as far as we're able and we will always try to accommodate an early check-in or late check-out request. Additional fees may apply.
GOVERNMENT STAY TAXES: The Government of Barbados have mandatory room levies which apply to all visitors staying in all paid accommodation. For villas, this is charged at 10% of the nightly villa rental rate. A payment request for this Shared Economy Levy will be sent through once you have arrived at the villa. I will confirm the amount of stay tax due upon booking.
OUR GUEST PROMISE:
We appreciate that you have a lot of choice, but rest assured that we take your vacation bliss seriously. From start to finish, we will do our utmost to ensure your stay with us is hassle free and fabulous. Just relax, unwind, soak up the rays and sink into the quality comforts of Gibbs Glade Villa and enjoy beautiful Barbados....