Nelson Gay is a Palladian-style villa which is located on a beautiful half-mile stretch of beach on the outskirts of Speightstown on the west coast of Barbados. Set within two acres of immaculate, lush gardens with a stunning swimming pool, the elegant property unveils six decades of charm and sophistication. Six bedrooms accommodate 12 guests, with additional cottages available if required to give additional space.
The coralline villa was originally built as the home of a United States Ambassador in the 1950s, boasting grand architecture with 14-foot ceilings in the living room. Nelson Gay features a predominantly white canvas - a compliment to the tropical landscape - and is accentuated with several unique pieces and antiques.
This family-friendly villa has a bounty of restful spaces and formal or al fresco dining areas, including a delightful option to dine indoors by candlelight. External dining and lounging areas occupy covered terraces beside the 50-foot, mosaic-tiled swimming pool which is positioned like a path from the centre of the house leading towards the sea. Sun loungers are placed on the lawn beside the pool, while an elegant gazebo is found close to the beach with seating and a wet bar.
The sleeping quarters at Nelson Gay are remarkably fresh and airy, with comfortable beds, quality cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. Five of the en suite bedrooms are within the main villa, while the other is in a cottage within the gardens. Two further chattel house cottages can be used to provide additional accommodation.
Located just next door to Cobblers Cove Hotel, the villa has direct access onto the coral sand beach where a swimming area is roped off with buoys. The surrounding waters and reef are a playground for swimmers and snorkelers, with plenty of watersports available nearby. Golf enthusiasts can play the Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill courses, all within 20 minutes' drive. Historic Speightstown and vibrant Holetown are both nearby, offering easy access to shopping, fine dining, charming beachfront cafes and vibrant nightlife.
The Villa Manager and their diligent staff are fully dedicated to your needs during your stay, and will craft fond memories for you at Nelson Gay.
This villa can be booked on its own or as part of a package holiday including flights from the UK and transfers - check pricing and availability for the villa below, then fill in an enquiry form to confirm a booking or to receive a quotation for a package holiday.
Please note there is a minimum stay of five nights for most villas which increases to seven nights during peak periods.