Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Elegant, Air-Conditioned Villa with Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Gibbs Beach, St Peter, Nr. Holetown, Barbados, Caribbean - Quiet, Secure Location, 300m from Spectacular Beach

The Coral House is located on the prestigious West Coast of Barbados, just 5 minutes' walk from the spectacular Gibbs Beach. It is an elegant two-storey property offering generous accommodation for up to 8 people in 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms (all air-conditioned), with a magnificent pool and veranda area with granite bar, tropical gardens, and all the facilities one would expect - including satellite, surround-sound TV, iPod-compatible hi-fi inside and outside, wireless broadband, a superbly equipped, large kitchen, and much more. Please note that smoking is not permitted inside the house. Please contact for more details.

John Short
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About John Short

Married with 2 children, Isobel (22) and Alexander (18). Spend as much time in Barbados as possible - having holidayed on the West Coast on and off for over 25 years.

We have finished the property to our personal tastes, standards, and requirements, rather than blandly and economically just for letting purposes. This is always a risk, but I hope you like it. Much effort has gone into it. We have had some very kind comments from those who have stayed.

I think that you will find everything in the house which you need, from wireless broadband to a professional Italian icecream-maker to a large selection of books - but if there's anything else you think it might benefit from, or anything which might be done better, please let us know.

Why John Short chose Saint James

Always used to stay at Cobblers Cove hotel, but having your own house only 2 minutes away is even nicer! Highlights for us in Barbados are, first and foremost, our wonderful housekeeper, Donna; then, simply being on the West Coast, fish fresh out of the sea and then straight onto the barbecue, terrific restaurants in stunning beachside locations, lazing on the amazingly beautiful beach or around the pool, or meeting some of the locals and watching the sun set over a few rums in Braddy's Bar. The youngsters enjoy Harbour Lights, a nightclub by the sea in Bridgetown, which has a special magic about it. And everyone is friendly.

When it's time to leave, I always feel as if I'm about to be executed - so I insist on having my next trip planned before flying off!

What makes this villa unique

The location in a quiet, secure neighbourhood by all the best beaches, restaurants & hotels on Barbados is a huge advantage. The house and gardens are large and it provides a lot of space relative to the number of people it sleeps. There are no apartments next to you to be a disturbance. The patio and bar are great for entertaining or just having a relaxing barbecue on your own around the pool. If you wish to entertain, we know superb staff who at modest cost can help with food or making cocktails.

You can have the best of both worlds by spending an afternoon or having a meal at Cobblers Cove, with all the service and resources that you would expect from a Relais & Chateaux hotel. We know them well, so let them know where you're staying. They will look after you. And so will we.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"On Monday we returned from a magical two weeks at The Coral House and I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated and enjoyed being at your home. Having been a 'home owner' in Barbados for over 30 years we know what it takes and you have certainly got it spot on. Donna was a dream & made the whole thing work perfectly. The attention to detail is what makes a great holiday home - the boys were most impressed with the facilities for the sound systems and internet! and the kitchen is a dream.


We very much hope to return - it had been 4 years which was far too long. With best wishes and many thanks."  (Philippa & Bill T-D, April 2009)

"A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We felt at home straight away in the house, not least thanks to the maid, Donna, who was always warm, welcoming and a caring and a kind help round the house. The house is spacious and its facilities are terrific, especially the lovely pool and the comfortable patio and bar area.” (Maya P & Pete S, June 2008)
Feb 2009
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint James in Barbados

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, twin basins and WC. En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower, basin and WC. En-suite to bedroom 3 with shower, basin and WC. En-suite to bedroom 4 with shower, basin and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-sized bed and walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 with 1 queen-sized bed. Bedroom 4 on ground floor with 2 single beds. All rooms equipped with hairdryers.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms are air-conditioned, as well as the kitchen. The fourth bedroom (a twin) is on the ground floor separated by a few feet from the rest of the ground floor through the car-port. It is nonetheless an integral part of the main building, attached via the first floor. It is ideal for teenagers whose late night returns may otherwise cause disturbance, or for anyone who desires the privacy of their own unit. Outside: Verandah, pool, bar area with ceiling fans, excellent BBQ and extensive seating and tables. There are more than adequate loungers, chairs and tables around the pool. The bar has an attractive black granite top and surround, and the area is well lit with modern and attractive lighting. Utility Room: Additional fridge/freezer Miele washing machine and separate dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The maid carries out all washing, drying and ironing. Towels and linen are changed every other day. Pool and beach towels are also provided. Property is cleaned every day and beds are made every day (except Sunday).


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Elegant, Air-Conditioned Villa with Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very good position everything you want.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay, Terry. It has been a pleasure hosting you, and your comments are greatly appreciated. Very many thanks. John.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful Coral House Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was lovely. The location, a short walk to wonderful Gibbs Beach and tucked away on a cul de sac was perfect for us. The beds were comfortable and we had a real rest. Donna looked after us all with kindness, care and discretion. The owner is very helpful when booking and with any issues. And the kitchen deserves a mention, it is extraordinarily well equipped for a holiday let. There is a wine fridge, 2 full sized fridges and freezers, brilliant kit including knives, a gelato maker, magimix, a Ferrari coffee machine etc etc. And it is air conditioned. Fabulous for anyone who enjoys cooking, or who doesn’t, as it is not a chore in this kitchen. Overall a lovely vibe and we will be going back soon. Thank you John.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing! Can’t wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Coral house from 29-9th January 2018. The house is beautiful and we had a fabulous stay. John was very helpful and accommodating with the booking and was in contact during our stay. The housekeeper Donna did all of our washing and made the beds most days. Lisa also had our essentials in the fridge for when we arrived which was a dream come true as saved us having to go out on the first day.

The house is a perfect location, you can walk to Mullins beach which was perfect for us. We had our 13 month old with us who didn’t get out of the pool!

We can’t wait to book and go back again- we’ve been to Barbados many times and stayed in hotels but after this trip we won’t be staying anywhere other than the Coral House in the future x

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was lovely to have Suzi and her family staying at the house you are all welcome again. looking forward to seeing you guys once more
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Spectacular Barbados holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Coral House is simply magnificent. Donna, the housekeeper was wonderful to us from the moment we arrived and became our friend during our 3 week vacation. The beach is a 3 minute stroll from the house and we enjoyed our days there. The large swimming pool in Coral House was a welcome relief from the heat and we spent our days relaxing and getting ready for the wonderful bajan food. The house is large, wonderfully equipped and we could not fault John the owner for his professionalism in dealing with our vacation. We cannot recommend this house highly enough and we will be back. Thank you John and Donna!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Our Stay in Barbbados at the Coral house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great tie on the Island and renting this villa was perfect for 4 adults and 2 young children. Close enough to the beach but plenty of privacy and away from noisy beach road. The villa has a great set up for outdoor living and its location is great between Speightstown and Holetown. Donna made the house very nice and clean each day and the manager and owner were easily available. Beds and sheets are comfortable and soft. Kitchen is certainly well equipped and it was so nice to bbq or make ceviche from the fresh fish (tuna, swordfish, mahi mahi) bought a few mins drive towards Holetown. The Lonestar was by far our favourite place to eat and drink and it is only 6 mins drive from the villa! Gibbs beach is so nice and quiet, we were happy there we no beach bars or sun loungers, it made the beach feel private! What a great time we all had, hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Grantley Adams
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Mullins Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Royal Westmoreland
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cobblers Cove
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Gibbs Beach
Car: recommended


Gibbs Beach is about 300m away. It is relatively quiet and very beautiful. The next beach along (10 mins walk along the sand) is Mullins Beach which is more lively and has a bar/restaurant, ideal for lunch.


Grantley Adams airport is a 45 minute drive away.


The Coral House is situated just 300m from Gibbs Beach, on the famous Platinum Coast where most of the island's best restaurants, bars and beaches are located. It is a 10 minute drive from Holetown, where a shopping mall and 'Chattel village' are located. Two mins from the house is the local fish market, where fresh tuna, mahi-mahi, barracuda, red snapper, kingfish and marlin are obtainable. Golf, tennis, snorkeling, diving, water-skiing, jet-skiing, are all within easy reach.

Further Details:

This property provides a superb alternative to hotel accommodation, with prices starting at approximately US$115 per day per person (excluding flights, but including VAT). It offers a large amount of space and a good level of service with excellent facilities. A cook, chef, and/or butler can be hired at additional cost if required. However, the local restaurants are excellent, and the barbecue area is ideal for cooking and enjoying the local fish or excellent meat available from a range of suppliers. This will be a truly relaxing holiday which ticks all the boxes.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £1,500

Booking Notes:
Although you will be booking directly with us, the owners, through this website, you will receive the full support and assistance of our professional property managers on the spot in Barbados who will be on hand to look after you during your stay. Please email owners with enquiries.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per night in US Dollars, using 3 double rooms. Different rates apply for the use of four double rooms. PLEASE NOTE that a higher rate is applicable for the peak Christmas/New Year Season. Please email for the best quotations. Discounts are usually available for short notice bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.