The Space Both chef and grocery shopping services are available at extra fees, as is the airport fast track arrival service, for which we have negotiated discounted fees for our guests and we also have GGV discounts in place with two car hire companies. We are happy to get a few grocery items in for your arrival (at guests expense).
We aim to provide a very high standard of accommodation, with outstanding service, offering exceptional value for a wonderful Barbadian vacation to remember. We trust that our 60+ 5 star guest reviews on (Hidden by Airbnb) bear testimony to this.........
Ideally located on the 'platinum' west coast, between Speightstown and Holetown, GGV is situated in an established, safe and peaceful neighbourhood, known as Gibbs Glade. The idyllic, Gibbs Bay, with its crystal clear Caribbean waters is tucked away, just a short (4 mins) stroll away. Whilst the livelier Mullins Beach, with its legendary beach bar/restaurant, loungers for hire and water sports, is just 5 minutes walk via a short cut.
GGV offers a pleasing inside/out living experience with plentiful relaxed seating and ambient alfresco dining. 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, circular swimming pool with sun loungers, tables and chairs, where one can enjoy the sun all day. When you need to take a break from the rays, there are parasols and natural shade provided by the various palms. This east-facing oasis enjoys the gentle trade winds and there is an outside shower for freshening up. 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 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. There's a Bose bluetooth speaker and wifi throughout the villa.
The well-equipped kitchen has all new appliances including multifunction electric oven with ceramic hob, large refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, Cuisinart grind & brew, 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 granite breakfast bar.
The 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. There's a basketball hoop on the fully enclosed front yard where there is parking for 4+ cars.
The authentic Speightstown, full of Caribbean charm, is approx 5 mins by car with the more vibrant Holetown with the stylish Lime Grove housing designer shopping, chattel village and numerous restaurants just 10 mins drive away.
A car is recommended, but by no means essential. Alternatively there is a bus stop less than 10 mins walk and taxis are readily available and are reasonably priced. The villa has a preferred local service.
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. Mullins and Bombas are within walking distance.
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 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 do require full cooperation in the event of a same-day turn around, when these times will need to be adhered to. On same-days, guests will need to vacate the main villa by midday, but the garden suite, studio and pool area will be at your disposal until 14:00
Housekeeping is 5 times per week, for approx. 4 hours, usually between the hours of 08:30 and 12:30 and as the villa has lots of space, the presence of discrete GGV staff should never impinge upon our guests privacy.
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 ......
*There is a $100 USD transfer supplement (payable in cash locally) for parties of 5+ persons Guest Access The entire villa, gardens, studio, garden suite and pool are for your exclusive use. Interaction with Guests All guests are personally met at the airport and taken to GGV by our villa manager, Floyd (regardless of arrival time) and is on hand throughout your stay for any queries or local information/tips you may require.
Housekeeping is daily, (5 days per week) for 4 hours, usually between the hours of 08:30 and 12:30. There is a washing machine for guest use. The villa has lots of space, so the presence of discrete GGV staff will never impinge upon our guests privacy. We ask for your kind cooperation in permitting the smooth running of the villa.
The owner is highly accessible via Airbnb messages up to and throughout your stay to ensure your vacation is fabulous. The Neighborhood Located between Speightstown (2.5 k) and Holetown (5 k), in the established, upscale neighbourhood known as Gibbs Glade. The idyllic Gibbs Beach/Gibbes Bay (perfect for swimming, easy to get in & out of sea, no coral or steep banks) is accessible on foot via a short 4 mins cut through with the livelier Mullins Beach (with its bar/restaurant, water sports & loungers, essential spot for lunch and/or a sundowner!) 5 mins walk via a similar cut through.
The authentic Speightstown, full of Caribbean charm, is approx 5 mins by car with the more vibrant Holetown with the luxurious Lime Grove centre housing designer shopping, state of the art cinema with affordable eateries and trendy bar 10 mins by car.
There is an excellent local fish market and fruit & veg stall 5 mins away (barbecue on pool terrace). Numerous excellent restaurants and bars are all located within a short drive of the villa and a couple, Mullins and Bombas are within walking distance.
The villa is close to many classy restaurants as well as more traditional bars restaurants and rum shops with authentic, tasty and cheap Bajan cuisine. Some are within easy walking distance. Of course you can always pick up some freshly caught fish from one of the many local fish stalls (closest being 3 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, or take advantage of the chef services available, where you can enjoy excellent cuisine in the comforts of your own home. Shopping, table service and clear down all included in the reasonable fee. What more could you want...... Getting Around Whilst GGV guests can enjoy courtesy airport transfers from our villa manager, Floyd, a car for sightseeing is recommended (but by no means essential). If required, we can assist with hire car arrangements from one of our GGV preferred suppliers at very competitive rates, arranging for delivery to the villa. Taxis are relatively inexpensive and we have a preferred service. The more adventurous can travel anywhere on the island by bus for $2 DS ($1 USD!) Other Things to Note 3 GGV owner recommendations:-
We recommend the FiveStarFastTrack Service at Grantley Adams Airport for which I have negotiated 35% discount for GGV guests. 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 onto arranged transport. This can easily save you over an hour of hot queues.
We offer excellent chef services (at an additional fee) helping you to make the most of the villa. Shopping and table service included. Happy to provide further details upon request. There is a separate shopping service available at a small fee.
We have arranged a 15% discount with a local sailing company who arrange turtle trips and catamaran lunch cruises - swimming with turtles is almost compulsory on Barbados!
We have negotiated a 15% discount with one the leading car rental companies. Ask owner about this before booking a car. ...