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Wonderful West Coast Villa. 5 mins walk Gibbs & Mullins beach. Airport Transfers

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

An outstanding, spacious villa. Private, peaceful, relaxed. Daily housekeeping

Gibbs Glade Villa is an immaculate, wonderfully tranquil, light and spacious, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached villa with vaulted ceilings throughout, set in secluded, tropical gardens with its own pool and access controlled gates.

Courtesy airport transfers* daily housekeeping, regularly changed linens, beach & bath towels, bathrobes, air conditioning, super-fast internet, cable TVs & Netflix are all included in your rental fee. 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 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

More Details

Maria Isotalo
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Maria Isotalo

Maria and her husband Markku have been visiting Barbados since 1999. Immediately captivated by the natural beauty of this wonderful island, the fantastic year-round climate and the really friendly, laid back people. They bought Gibbs Glade Villa In February 2016 and just love does everyone else it seems....

Maria Isotalo purchased this villa in 2016

Why Maria 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 with a high degree of privacy. It is a calm and tranquil oasis, set in a peaceful neighbourhood, with a almost constant gentle breeze and is within easy walking of one of the islands best kept secrets, the idyllic Gibbs bay.

What makes this villa unique

The excellent 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 Peter

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 ...
  • Overnight guests are not permitted. We respectfully ask our guests to refrain from use of recreational drugs, or excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Breach may result in early termination of rental.
  • If a guest needs to change dates within 60 days of arrival, to other available dates, we will transfer your booking and all monies to the new dates.
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
    Garden Suite Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large step in tiled shower enclosure
    Queen Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Step in tiled shower enclosure
    Twin Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower over large low bath
  • Waffle robes provided for guest use (not available in child sizes, sorry!). Hand soap, shower gel, tissues, cotton pads and hairdryers are provided in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 5' x 6'6 (UK King)
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 6'3 x 6'6 (UK Super King). Digital Safe.
    Garden Suite - 1 Double Bed , 4'5 x 6'2 French doors open onto the gardens and pool area
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 x 3'2 x 6'2 beds can be pushed together if required
  • Each bedroom in the main villa has French doors (with double locks) opening onto the verandahs. The Garden Suite opens onto the gardens and pool area. The Master Bedroom has a digital safe. Large pickled pine fitted closets provide ample hanging space, shelves, drawers and central vanities. Fresh bed linens twice weekly. A foldaway bed for young children, a crib and highchair for infants can be arranged upon request.
  • 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 have also arranged a 15% guest discount with a local catamaran sailing company who arrange turtle trips and cruises (swimming with turtles is almost compulsory on Barbados!) plus 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 beach. Airport Transfers
average rating of 4.928571 based on 72 reviews

Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an amazing holiday at Gibbs Glade Villa and have to say the facilities are fantastic.

Maria was most helpful offering exceptional customer service and making great suggestions to make the trip seem effortless.

Once at the villa, we found it to be very spacious, even with 7 adults in the party and offered everything you need and more!!

Natalie was on hand most days to sprinkle her fairy dust and keep the place gleaming and I have to say she is an absolute pleasure to have around, always smiling and nothing is too much trouble... An absolute "Gem"

Cannot recommend this Villa highly enough and will certainly be revisiting GGV.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our second consecutive memorably successful stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Gibbs Glade so much in 2017 there was never any question that we would not return, We provided a richly-deserved glowing reference last year and nothing has changed this year to prompt us to alter our views. The facilities, the amenities and the location are all as brilliant as ever. We relish the tranquillity and the seclusion that Gibbs Glade affords its visitors.

What we learned to appreciate more this year is the proximity of the villa to Holetown. Cabs charging sensible fares are readily available and the ten minute drive to this warm and welcoming spot is rewarded with a brand new ly-refurbished and extensively stocked supermarket where the pharmacy provide incredibly professional and helpful medical support if required (which we did - nothing to do with the villa!). Tides restaurant in our view vies entirely credibly for the title of best restaurant on the island.

But there is another critical factor which causes Gibbs Glade to be set above all the other villa holidays we have enjoyed in the past - our hosts.

Jackie and Floyd just cannot do enough to go out of their way to make your stay as smooth, relaxing, hassle-free and entertaining as possible. Jackie is the genial and ebullient house manager and Floyd prepared breakfast for us every day comprising a wonderful full English followed by succulent local fruit. We also asked Floyd to serve dinner on a few occasions which were as superb as you would expect from someone who has worked as chef to many of the island's celebrities.

Needless to say, we booked for 2019 before we left.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent all round , everything you can wish for , gorgeous villa , has everything you could think of, beautifully clean , experience from start to finish was first class , great communication from Maria at all time s , all the staff really helpful , great team , we all loved it !

Will be returning but hopefully for longer next time ,!!!!

Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From start to finish this was just perfect, Maria and all her team on site at Gibbs were superb. This was our first trip to Barbados (to celebrate my wife Lynn’s birthday) and not quite the holiday that we normally take but we just loved it. My daughter summed it up best: "Barbados, you have stolen a little piece of my heart & I would return in a heartbeat"

We have stayed in a lot of villas over the years and this is definitely one of the best, everything is catered for, a well equipped kitchen a lovely living room and cosy bedrooms with fantastic outside space on the terrace and by the pool. The soft furnishings, décor and lighting just made it really comfortable, more like a home than a holiday let and whilst there is so much to do in Barbados it was also a pleasure just to stay in the villa to relax, cool down in the pool or dine on the lovely terrace.

Part of the family could only join us for week 2 of the holiday after we had moved on from GGV and if I am honest I wish they could have stayed at GGV with us. It is quite a special place that I would love to have shared with them. The Garden suite and fitness room were just the icing on the cake and I know we would all have been very comfortable here.

Anyway, thank you to Natalie, Floyd and Jackie a very good team that looked after us and also to Maria for making this a perfect treat for Lynn’s 60th. You have created a space that just ticked all the boxes for us, I wanted this holiday to be extra special for Lynn’s birthday and GGV delivered this and more.

Also worth a mention is that we took Maria’s advice and booked ‘Good Times’ for the Catamaran cruise which was one of the highlights of the holiday. A fantastic day out on the water, snorkelling over shipwrecks and coral with beautiful colourful fish in abundance plus swimming with the turtles. A good lunch on-board and a glass of wine that never seemed to be empty, a 5* cruise. We also went up north to Animal Flower Cave and it was fantastic, amazing coastal scenery as was the East coast: Bathsheba so it is definitely worth getting out and about to make the most of the island. We did all of this without a car, using the crazy little yellow reggae busses and taxis but a car would have made it a bit easier. However, you may not want to go far with Gibbs and Mullins on your doorstep.

I highly recommend this villa, if you book this for your holiday you will not be disappointed.

Thank you again Maria

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this Neil. We were delighted to have been able to host you for Lynn's special birthday and are only sorry we were already booked for the following week. We truly aim to provide a home from home experience to our guests. Thank you for noticing the small things!
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So good we came back!

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay at Gibbs Glade Villa. It really is a home from home and we were so well looked after by Floyd, Jackie and the wonderful Natalie. As always Maria, was most attentive and helpful before and during our stay nothing is ever too much trouble so a huge thank you.

The villa is in a secluded area and is so peaceful. It has everything you could wish for to make your holiday special. It is beautiful inside and out. The pool is blissful on a hot Caribbean day with plenty of shade for the non sun worshippers. The wildlife visiting the garden gives plenty of photo opportunities to take home(who needs to see the green monkeys being fed at welchmans hall gully when you have your own troop come by most afternoons). I can’t recommend Gibbs Glade Villa ,it’s owners and management company highly enough just need to come and experience it yourself.

Oh , and the island is pretty good too! 😉?

We will be back and maybe bring the grand kids next time.

Once again thank you Markku and Maria

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Roger & Maureen for entrusting GGV with your hard earned holiday again this year. I just love the wildlife too. Hopefully we'll see you with the family another time.
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Calgary, Alberta Canada

Once In A Lifetime Trip - Realized - And Gibbes Glade Villa And Staff Made It All Possible

  • 5 of 5

Since you are reading this review, you have been lucky enough to somehow find the listing of this Villa and you want to make sure you are doing your due diligence before making your travel decisions.

The dozens of 5 Star reviews certainly helped me, in making my decision. I will try to not repeat the exact same information listed by other guests, but that may not always be possible.

We are a family of 9 (7 adults and 2 kids aged 6 and 4) and we arrived about 15 months after making the initial booking.

I will first begin, by commenting on my dealings with the owner Maria. I am a very detailed and picky person when it comes to choosing my travel options. I cannot explain how patient Maria was with me and my 1 zillion questions and I'm sure some of them sounding repetitive. Maria is a delight and you will not find a more caring, professional and yes even humorous host.

My wife and I were celebrating our 60th birthday and 40th wedding anniversary, and we wanted to do it in style - with all of our kids, their spouses and our grand kids.

The following information is not in any particular order and I hope it will be helpful in making your decision to - yes, stay at Gibbes Glade Villa.

We stayed for 12 nights and 11 days, in high season. So, we took advantage of the FastTrack service to help us upon arrival get through Immigration and Customs more easily. We still had to wait like the others for our baggage but we did not have to stand in long lines before we even got to the carousel.

The pool is a refreshing joy after a long day in the sun.

The BBQ is great for any number of items to cook. We cooked everything on it just as we would back home. We ate out for lunch and half the dinners and ate breakfast and half the dinners at the Villa.

We took advantage of supplying a short food list with Maria, to ensure they were stocked upon our arrival so that we were OK for the first day or so before heading off to the grocery store.

We only rented a vehicle for one day and glad we did, so we could enjoy the sights of different parts of the Island. We used the local buses to go up and down the West Coast.

Jackie the housekeeper, Floyd the Villa Manager and Jackie who assists Floyd, are all first class and are an integral piece in making this Villa so successful. Can't thank them all enough.

There are many quiet places to find for just yourself, on the Villa grounds. The stars are best viewed on the front street.

Just book your dates and come !!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Rick, what can I say. Quite the review - thank you so much!! It was our absolute pleasure to host you all for your very special trip. We are delighted that you just loved Barbados (who couldn't, right?) and that the villa met everyones needs. We would be thrilled to host you all again!
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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! can be handy


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £300

A full refund is available 60 days from arrival. In the event that your dates change after this period, and we are able to accommodate the change, we will gladly transfer the monies to your new dates.

The security deposit is refundable and in normal circumstances, a refund will be authorised to be refunded in full within a couple of days of departure. In the event of damages, the guest will be notified and appropriate deductions will be made and the remaining balance will be refunded.

For any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to ask owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.