Description of Gibbes Cottages:
Within the secure tropical garden complex nestle three luxury cottages with their own private pool. These spacious cabana type villas provide one or two bedroomed studio accommodation for the price of West Coast apartments ? an economical way to experience a dream Caribbean vacation. The villas may each be rented separately as an inexpensive alternative with self-catering option or combined together with Gibbes house itself to give flexible holiday accommodation for up to fourteen guests ? a family vacation of a lifetime to celebrate a wedding or special anniversary or retirement.
Attached to the villa accommodation (just outside the garden) are 3 privately owned holiday cottages. These offer full self catering facilities and are let complete with all equipment and utilities.
To maximise your holiday experience all the cottages include daily maid service and baby-sitters can be supplied on request. Supplies of food and drink are not included in the rate, but can be provided with prior notice.
The cottages also have their own luxurious swimming pool which is exclusely for the cottage guests.
The holiday cottages have a studio layout with a large bedroom providing the living space.Cottages 1 and 3 each have a king size bed with en-suite bathroom, aircon, living room area and kitchen. Cottage 2 has two single beds and can be rented with cottage 3 to form a two-bedroomed cottage.
Each holiday cottage can be booked separately or they can be block booked with the villa.
If the holiday villa and the cottages are block booked as a complex they can sleep 14 people in comfort.
Gibbes House ? a History
Unlike other holiday villas in Barbados, Gibbes House was originally developed as the plantation house for a small sugar plantation extending down to the West Coast beaches of St Peter. From the mid 1600?s, Brazilian planters had grown wealthy satisfying the European taste for sweets, and in 1637 sugar cane was brought to Barbados shores from Brazil. The Brazilian connection came full circle to Gibbes House in the last century, before becoming one of the first luxury villas on the West Coast, when it was the accommodation of the Brazilian ambassador. The Reverend Bailey originally owned Gibbes House and estate and sank the natural well, which still irrigates the lush tropical gardens to this day! Gibbes Bay is on the Caribbean side of the island with crystal clear, incredibly calm waters making it perfect for swimmers of all ages..Gibbes Beach, literally a 30 second walk from the luxury villa is possibly the most picturesque and unpopulated beach on the west coast...
All the holiday properties on the beach are private luxury villas hence there are usually very few people on the beach.
The Bay is excellent for water sports. Guests can water ski with "Captain Ron", an excellent local instructor who has taught the Gibbes House owner's familiy for over 8 years - he comes very highly recommended.
A relaxing 3-minute walk along to the bay will bring you to Mullins Beach. Here the more adventurous can hire jet skis and there is a wonderful beach bar which sells cocktails.
Gibbes Cottages Amenities:
a mile from shopping and supermarkets in Speightstown
10 miles from the capital, Bridgetown
15 miles from the airport
Winter: Dec 15 to April 14 800 (US$)
Summer: April 15 to Dec 14 500 (US$)
*Rates quoted are per night and subject to 7.5% VAT
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