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Villa With Private Pool

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Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Gibbs, St Peter, Barbados, Caribbean - Peaceful, Tropical Location. 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Private Villa with swimming pool. Gated and walled. Large open plan living areas both inside and out. All rooms airconditioned and with ceiling fans. Separate TV/computer room in the house for kids/adults and separate gazebo in the garden for daytime shade and evening drinks! Walking distance to Gibbs and Mullins beach on the Platinum West Coast of Barbados. 5 minutes drive to Speightstown/ 10 minutes to Holetown/30 minutes to Bridgetown.

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About the Owner

Gwen Gill
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Gwen Gill

We are a family of 6. This is our holiday home in Barbados, built by us from scratch and finished 4 years ago. We designed it to make the most of the cooling breezes passing through the tropical Glade in which it stands while being a short walk form our favourite West Coast Beaches, Gibbs and Mullins. In short, we have everything here to make a holiday as easy and relaxing as possible. Now that we have teenage children, they can come and go to the beaches as and when they like .yes we are that close!!

11 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

Fabulous Gibbs Breeze

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults and 2 children aged 4 and 6 years) just returned from a fabulous couple of weeks at Gibbs Breeze.  It's an elegantly-decorated, spacious house, well equipped for self-catering. The outside space is very comfortable with lots of sofas and loungers and the pool is very inviting (and deep enough for kids to jump in).

The house was well looked after by Marcel whilst we were there (housekeeping twice a week) and Candace, the house manager, checked in on us a few times too. 

The house is well located, being a 5 minute walk from either Gibbs beach (our favourite on the island) or Mullins beach.  We've stayed in a few villas in this area and this is by far the best one, it offers great value for money in this location. We'll be back!

 

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Family holiday in paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start. We have (sadly) just returned from the most fantastic holiday at Gibbs Breeze. The villa itself is beautiful, very well-equipped with everything we needed and very spacious, lovely pool / outside area.

Gwen has been incredibly helpful and sent us lots of useful information prior to our trip. Her "team" in Barbados are wonderful, Candace and Marcel keep the house beautifully and have looked after us really well, Dave provided airport transfers, again he was lovely.

Villa is in an idyllic location, situated just 5 mins from Mullins and Gibbs beaches, both of which are beautiful. We hired a car and so were able to explore and enjoy many more parts of this wonderful island.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Gibbs Breeze. Thank you Gwen and your family for sharing your beautiful home, we would love to visit again - a truly magical holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic villa, very well equipped and comfortable; it feels more like a home than a holiday rental. The outside space really makes the villa, it’s very private with plenty of comfortable furniture. The pool is a good size for a villa pool and was well maintained and lovely and warm.

The villa is in a great location, it’s a short walk to both Gibbs and Mullins beaches. Gibbs is an idyllic Caribbean beach, lovely and peaceful with no facilities. Mullins has a lively beach bar, sun loungers for hire and a range of water sports.

You don’t need a car if you don’t wish to hire one. There are 4 restaurants within walking distance and it’s easy to get to Holetown and Speighstown by bus where there are plenty of restaurants and shops. There are also loads of taxis. The villa has a phone that you can use for local calls making it easy to make restaurant reservations and to order taxis. We hired a car in our second week which was great for exploring the island. We would recommend hiring the sat nav too, even with this it’s quite easy to get lost!

Gwen was great to deal with and provided a lot of information about Barbados and the local area. The people who look after the villa in Barbados are lovely. Marcel was there to greet us when we arrived and showed us around the villa. We didn’t have any problems during our stay but Marcel and Candace both kept in contact, without being intrusive, to make sure we had a great stay.

We would have no reservations about recommending Gibbs Breeze and would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you enjoyed Gibbs Breeze as much as we do. It is our Barbados home and lovely you felt it to be more of a home than a holiday rental. That's my intention !!! Marcel and Candace are an invaluable part of the whole holiday and provide all the knowledge and experience to make your vacation a memorable one. Thank you for such a lovely review . Look forward to having you back soon !! Gwen
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5

Reminiscing of this wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

It's nearly a year since we stayed here, but to be honest I can't believe I didn't leave a review. This place was an absolute gem!

Ideally set up for enjoying the outdoor spaces we could have stayed here forever.

The location is perfect for exploring the island whilst being a stones through from a fantastic beach. My husband and I enjoyed a walk down most evenings to watch the beautiful sunsets.

The whole island is enchanting but the house tops it off.

We're just trying to figure out when we can come back!

Thanks for making us feel so so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property in a great Location

  • 5 of 5

The villa is fantastic. Upon our arrival we were greeted by Marcel the House Keeper, who was welcoming and showed us around the property. It is well set out and very spacious. As soon as you open the front doors you see the pool which is a lovely view. All the bedrooms had on-suite bathrooms which were again very spacious and clean. There is a separate TV room which a couple of our guests found handy when they wanted to get out of the sun. The kitchen had everything you needed and the additional fridge in the utility room came in very handy (storing some of the local Banks beer). The outside eating area was brilliant and we made great use of this area. The pool was beautiful and the gardens well maintained. The owner, Gwen, was excellent to deal with. Having never booked via Owners Direct before, I have to say I was a little nervous. However after speaking to Gwen on the phone and her quick response to emails it soon put my mind at ease. Gwen also put us in touch with the local supermarket and via this contact we arranged for food / drink to be delivered on the day we arrived. This again was another nice touch. Gwen also arranged for a driver, Dave, to pick us up and take us to the airport. He also provided an excellent taxi service to us throughout the holiday. What a lovely man. Would highly recommend you use him as we felt safe and he was very knowledgeable about the island. Gibbs Breeze is located in a quiet location, there is a small path not far from the house which leads you to the main road. Just across the road, you are 5 minutes to Mullins beach and 10 minutes to Gibbs beach. Both are beautiful although we preferred Gibbs as it was so quiet. There are at least three restuarants within easy walking distance and all were beautiful. We never had one bad meal in Barbados. Candace the House Manager was lovely and was quick to make contact with us to ensure everything was ok. Overall a fantastic property which we would highly recommend. The owner was great to deal with and her staff were amazing. We have some wonderful memories, thank you

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review about my house and your vacation in Barbados. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and I am so glad you got to meet the lovely Dave. I would also recommend to any guest to use his services ( and his singing!!) thank you also for your comments about Candace and Marcel . I am lucky to have them as my representatives on the ground . Please come back ! You are welcome at any time 😃
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5

Fantastic property and a privilege to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in villas all over the world but Gibbs View has topped them all.

The house itself is spacious and well laid out and the furniture and fittings are of a high standard.

There where 5 of us for the first week and we where joined in the second week by my Sister and her husband. All the bedrooms are comfortable and spacious and the air conditioning is a must.

Gwen herself was very good to deal with and she arranged pick ups from the airport and even a contact to arrange for shopping to be delivered before we arrived.

The staff, from Candace the house manager through to Dave the driver and Marcel the housekeeper made our stay a delight.

In previous villas we have had minor problems and found them difficult to get sorted during our stay but Candace was superb and any issues we had like the phone not working was dealt with on the same day.

It is only a short walk to one of the best beaches and beach bars in Barbados in my opinion and we are already planning our visit next year if Gwen will have us back.

As I say in the heading, it was a privilege to stay in the property

for the 2 weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Mullins Beach Bar at 500 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Mullins Restaurant at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Mullins Beach (5mins walk) Gibbs Beach (5mins walk at 500 Metres

Coast/Beach:

Gibbs Beach is 5 minutes walk. A beautiful secluded and exclusive location with tranquil and safe swimming. Lively Mullins Beach is also 5 minutes walk. Here you will find watersports and fun things to do on the water. There are also sunbeds (US$10 per bed for the day) a small kiosk with gifts and refreshments and a beach bar/restaurant with fabulous views.

Travel:

Grantley Adams International airport: 30km or 45 minutes drive maximum. Daily flights from the UK on Virgin or BA and regular flights from the USA and Canada.

Distances:

Holetown 4km: Speightstown 1km: Bridgetown: 13km: Atlantic East Coast 13km straight across the island where you can see scenery of a very different sort. We are also within close driving distance of many of the attractions on the island: Harrisons Caves, Animal Flower Caves, Welshman Hall Gully, Farley Hill. Surfing on teh South Coast is about 1/2 hours drive away.

Further Details:

So many things to do here.or nothing at all!!! Spend all holiday in the sun on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world followed by fine dining in top class restaurants or great food in local beach restaurants with unparalleled views, some within walking distance of the house. Or you can play golf/waterski/sail/surf/paddleboard/kitesurf/tennis....the list is endless. There is a high end spa also within walking distance together with a gym if you are so inclined. Oh and don't forget the rum punch...........

You will find an extensive list of local amenities/attractions in the guest notes which you will receive around 6 weeks before you arrive

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
high season
8 Jan 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
From
£300
 
 
half term
19 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
christmas/new year
15 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,850
for 7 nights
£3,850
 
 
high season
11 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Contact the owner on gwen4443@yahoo.co.uk or on the cellphone numbers provided. 20% deposit with remainder payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
flexible as to changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Please contact the owner for specific pricing over the Christmas period

there will be a small surcharge for bookings of more than 6 adults. at owners discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Each bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom with walk in shower . Master bedroom has a double sink and a double shower. Bedroom 3 also has a bath. There is a downstairs cloakroom. All bathrooms have built in mahogany cupboards and marble vanity tops.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 6ft antique sleigh bed, walk in dressing room and own balcony: Bedroom 2 with twin scroll beds : both with wooden floors: Bedrooms 3 and 4 with 5ft double bed or 2 singles: both have stone floors and french doors to their own terrace area:

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Outside: Living area and Kitchen leads onto large terrace for outdoor living and dining. Ceiling fans. Dining table can sit 10. Large kitchen hatch with granite surface and 2 bar stools links food prepration with entertaining!!! Many an evening cocktail to be consumed here!! Gazebo with lighting and ceiling fan in the garden can also be used for this purpose!! Bose ipod docker and extra speakers for ourside entertainment. Beyond the terrace is a 25x15 ft private pool surrounded by a a large stone deck. There are 4 Sunbeds, chairs and Pool boy beanbags for sunbathing in or out of the pool. There is an underground pool room where the pool/beach toys are kept also a spare put up bed if required. The house is surrounded by a coral rendered wall and palm trees. There are electric gates for the car and a single pedestrian gate if on foot. We have a car available by separate negotiation. Utility Room: Washing machine/tumble drier/large fridge-freezer/microwave oven. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included . Other: Separate TV/playroom leads off living/dining area. 48" TV with dvd and satellite TV. sofas. Computer/printer/scanner. LARGE selection of DVDs, both kids and grown ups. Airconditioning. Ceiling fan.

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