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Wonderful West Coast Villa - 5 mins walk 2 beaches

4br villa
Gibbes,Barbados
  • Gym
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
Excellent8 reviews
airbnb$383 - $696

Description

The Space

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 towel , 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....we trust that our 40+ guest reviews on our main listing at home away (ID 404345) 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 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 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! 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. 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 and drying facilities 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. Please read many more guest reviews on our home away listing property id 404345 * 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.

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, for 4 hours, usually between the hours of 08:00 and 12:00. 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 owners are also highly accessible via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and 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.

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Amenities
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Pets allowed
  • Gym
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • First aid kit
  • Safety card
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • High chair
  • Crib
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cooking basics
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Single level home
  • BBQ grill
  • Patio or balcony
  • Garden or backyard
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Cleaning before checkout
  • Step-free access
  • Step-free access
Bedrooms
4
Sleeps
8 - Real Bed
Bathrooms
4

Place's rules

GGV is primarily a family place and I would greatly appreciate learning a little about your party when booking. Regrettably, we do not rent to groups of under 30's or wedding parties. We do not enforce a set check-in/check-out time, but broadly speaking, its around 12:00 and 16:00 although we will do our best to accommodate guest needs. We do however ask for your cooperation with our wonderful GGV management team should we have a same-day turn around. Please be sure to liaise with host at time of booking regarding arrival & departure times. GGV is a special place and we ask that you respect it as you would your own home. Smoking is permitted on the terraces and by the pool, but not inside the villa/studio or garden suite please. We ask that outdoor glasses only are used around the poolside. It is a residential neighbourhood, so please be mindful of the noise level you generate. From start to finish, we will do our utmost to ensure your vacation is as sublime and hassle free as possible. Just relax, unwind, soak up the rays and sink into the comforts of Gibbs Glade Villa and enjoy the spectacular west coast of Barbados .......
Checkin time
4:00 PM
Checkout time
12:00 PM

Location

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Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Excellent100% - 8 reviews
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