|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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Nelson Gay, an elegant six bedroom coral stone Palladian mansion, is located on the West Coast of Barbados in a lush tropical beachfront estate of nearly two acres. The garden opens straight onto a stunning half-mile beach. The clear, sheltered Caribbean Sea is roped off for safe swimming, snorkeling and water sports. Nelson Gay is just perfect for a totally relaxing and unforgettable holiday. It is an ideal choice for large groups or families as the property can accommodate up to 20 people by special arrangement.
Designed in the 1960s for US Ambassador, Robert M. Scotten, Nelson Gay has recently been renovated under the direction of architect Brian Surfleet. The house has maintained a timeless quality difficult to find in more recently built properties expertly mixing classic Palladian architecture with modern amenities.
Situated on one level, the house has a central living area flanked by two wings; the rooms are spacious, airy and decorated with a sense of relaxed elegance. The design palette of white with accents of green compliment the tropical environs as well as the vibrant art collection, which includes several antiques and notable works of art, including a stunning Erté mural and a fine collection of Haitian paintings.
There are five double bedrooms in the main house with high quality linens, air conditioning, plasma televisions, cable and DVD players. Some have a small fridge and minibar. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. Located in the garden is the self-contained guest cottage with private patio and en-suite bathroom.
In order to accommodate an additional 4 guests, there are two traditional Barbadian wooden Chattel Houses within the grounds, which can be used by special arrangement. They are each en-suite, one with a King size bed and they both feature a small kitchenette.
The formal dining room in the South Wing is a masterpiece in itself, lit only by candlelight with a glass topped table and French antique chairs, it is a dramatic and intimate setting for evening parties.
Nelson Gay’s garden is the true gem of the property. Complimented with lush green foliage and tropical flowers, the focal point of the gardens is the stunning 50 ft. pool that extends from the terrace toward the sea at the far end of the lawn. The pool can be fenced for young children’s safety, as well as heated on request.
Outside the house, a 60 ft. terrace offers three separate areas for relaxing or dining poolside with a shaded lounge and two tables, one of which can seat 20 people. The garden gazebo offers an additional al fresco dining area for up to 14 people with a bar and fridge.
The Nelson Gay staff will ensure that your holiday in Barbados is completely stress free and always luxurious. The team is experienced, well trained, friendly and always on hand to cater for your every need; planning meals, shopping, cooking, serving, cleaning, laundry, security and everything else. The core staff team is made up of a butler, chef, housekeeper, maid / laundress, two gardeners and a night watchman. This team can be increased depending on season and number of guests. Our agent, Blue Sky Luxury also provides concierge and property management.
Nelson Gay is an ideal retreat for groups and families. It comfortably accommodates up to 20 guests, the house is fully staffed and with the private pool and direct access to the beach, you are guaranteed a 5 star holiday experience.
"This is the third year running we have visited Nelson Gay for spring half term and each year it spins its magic on us. We love the laid back style, the friendly staff, and the great food. More than anything though, the garden (which would put most botanical gardens to shame) and the beach and the pool just give us the perfect playground for the extended family, which for that week includes the wild monkeys and the mongoose. Roll on next year!"
Chris Wray (UK)
"We are a group of 6 couples who first rented out Nelson Gay for a long weekend in November 2011. The setting of the villa is spectacular. It is on a calm beach and has a spectacular pool. Watching Sunset every night with cocktails is heaven on earth. From the time we arrived until we left we felt that staff tended to our every need. From rum punch on arrival to elaborate meals, to laundry every day. The food was made fresh for each meal exceeded our expectations. We have now rented out this house for 3 consecutive years and we all look forward to reuniting with all the staff in Nov 2014."
Jonathan Waitman (US)
"Again, a wonderful family vacation for 3 generations"
Doran family (UK)
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
10 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
For bookings please contact the owners. Prices given do not include the Christmas period 20th December 2014 to 3rd January 2015. Please contact us for rates for this period.
No specific changeover day.
Notes on prices:
Prices given do not include the Christmas period 20th December 2014 to 3rd January 2015. Please contact us for rates for this period. For availability go to: http://nelsongay.com/availability.html