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Nelson Gay

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Stunning ocean views
Spacious gazebo
Amazing pool at twilight with sea views
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6 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
12 guests
5 nights minimum
Villa
A stay at Nelson Gay unveils six decades of charm and sophistication presented over 1.5 acres of mature and immaculately lush gardens. Located on a beautiful half-mile of beach on the outskirts of Speightstown Barbados, its surrounding waters and reef are a playground for swimmers and snorkelers. The elegant coral stone mansion was originally built as the home of a United States Ambassador in the 1950s, and reflects a Palladian grandeur with 14-foot ceilings in the living room. To add to this, the villa's stunning 50-foot pool is tiled in Italian mosaics depicting turtle and fish, and positioned like a path from the centre of the house that summons the sea on its farthest end. This family-friendly villa has a bounty of restful spaces and formal or al fresco dining areas, including a deli...A stay at Nelson Gay unveils six decades of charm and sophistication presented over 1.5 acres of mature and immaculately lush gardens. Located on a beautiful half-mile of beach on the outskirts of Speightstown Barbados, its surrounding waters and reef are a playground for swimmers and snorkelers. The elegant coral stone mansion was originally built as the home of a United States Ambassador in the 1950s, and reflects a Palladian grandeur with 14-foot ceilings in the living room. To add to this, the villa's stunning 50-foot pool is tiled in Italian mosaics depicting turtle and fish, and positioned like a path from the centre of the house that summons the sea on its farthest end. This family-friendly villa has a bounty of restful spaces and formal or al fresco dining areas, including a delightful option to dine by candlelight. The dwelling features a predominantly white canvas - a compliment to the tropical landscape - and is accentuated with several unique pieces and antiques. The sleeping quarters are remarkably fresh and airy, with comfortable beds, quality cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. Further outside are two charming chattel houses and a guest cottage, all with en suite bathrooms as well as an elegant garden gazebo complete with a wet bar. Two covered terraces on the north and south wing bedrooms offer additional privacy and comfort, while on the seaside, guests can enjoy safe swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters. The Villa Manager and their diligent staff are fully dedicated to your needs during your stay, and will make your holiday truly relaxing, stress-free and unforgettable. This property has been approved for quarantine stays which are required for guests arriving from high risk countries. Guests should expect security services costs up to US$125 per night until the second test is received and quarantine lifted.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 3 Full baths, 3 Showers
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About the Manager
Blue Sky Luxury
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:15%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2012
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Reviewed 5 September 2020

The home, the staff, the location all add up to an extraordinary holiday My family and I enjoyed two magical weeks at Nelson Gay The crystal blue waters on the gardens doorsteps were impossible to resist every morning The food and service of the team...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Climber10451885270
Reviewed 3 September 2020

We had a fabulous holiday at Nelson Gay in August. We were celebrating 2 big birthdays and could not have had a better time. The staff were attentive and friendly. Making every minute enjoyable for all guests age - 10 months to 70 years old....More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 29 September 2019

Our recent stay at Nelson Gay with 12 of our good friends was specatular! The property is beautifully cared for by an attentive and excellent staff. The pool and grounds are lovely and we loved the monkey who visited us now and again! The food...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Stephen H
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2019

Thanks so much for the review! We're very happy to know you felt well looked after by the staff and that you also didn't mind having the special guest around.It's wonderful you got to enjoy kayaking and paddle-boarding - sounds like a great accent a...More

Reviewed 7 September 2019

9 off us stayed at Nelson Gay for 2 weeks in August First impressions were awesome The staff greeted us warmly with homemade fish bites (absolutely yummy) and Billy’s Rum punch (just as yummy) The pool was lovely and warm and sitting at the end...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Eden_liz04
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

Thanks so much for this review! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderfully relaxing stay at Nelson Gay. Also, knowing you felt so well looked after by the owner and the staff means everything - your kind words are sure to...More

Reviewed 4 September 2019

From the moment you step onto the grounds of Nelson Gay, you know you’ve found your ultimate slice of paradise. White sands just steps from the gorgeous property, large warm pool with floats and toys for the little ones, drinks and snacks during sunset, a...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank JodiS75
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

Thank you for this very lovely review Jodi! We are thrilled to hear you and your family had such a wonderful stay at Nelson Gay. We are also very happy to hear that you were not made uncomfortable by visits from the other families -...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2019

To celebrate a big birthday I convened 4 families for a week at Nelson Gay. Ages from 5 to 55, 8 adults, 8 children. Everyone had a great time. Beautiful house, gardens and beach. Local scuba expert got 3 of us through certification. (Scubarbados) Perfect...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Paul T
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

Thanks so much for the review Paul! So thrilled to hear that you lot had a great stay at Nelson Gay. Congrats on the scuba certification - well done! So happy that the staff and property was accommodating to your entire party and we appreciate...More

Reviewed 27 June 2019

My family of 15 stayed at Nelson Gay in June 2019. The ages of my family ranged from 80 years old to 13 months old. My Mother has some mobility issues but she managed perfectly at this home and we even managed to get her...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank CWilsonChesapeake_VA
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely and detailed review! I'm sure the staff, especially the chef, at Nelson Gay would be delighted to hear your kind words. We are also extremely happy to hear that your mother was able to spend some time in...More

Reviewed 16 April 2019

Magical house set in a beautiful location. We have stayed at Nelson Gay several times and it is perfect for a large family of all different ages. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and we were very well fed and looked after by the fantastic staff!

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Linda W
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2019

Thanks so much for this review, Linda! Happy to hear you had another wonderful stay at Nelson Gay. I will pass on your kind words to the house staff - they definitely make the stay extra special. Hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed 27 December 2018

As a group of 13, we had the greatest vacation at the Nelson Gay. Everything was perfection. The people who work on the property are a delightfully sunny bunch. The property itself was like something from a fantasy, on the beach, beautiful, relaxing and spectacular....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank ElaineNYC123
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2018

Thanks so much for this lovely review! We are thrilled to hear you had the greatest vacation at Nelson Gay! I will pass on your kind words to the staff - sure to put a smile on their faces. Thanks again, hope to see you...More

Reviewed 19 December 2018

I was immediately gobsmacked by the architectural charm of the villa and its luxuriant garden of tropical plants and towering trees .The staff were WONDERFUL and the cook made us absolutely delicious meals. The seemingly-private pristine beach is beyond the swimming pool and only 5...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Hi Neil, thanks so much for the review! We are thrilled to hear you were gobsmacked by Nelson Gay's charm. We agree, the staff is just simply wonderful - happy to hear you enjoyed their company. Hope to see you soon again!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Located on a beautiful half-mile of beach on the outskirts of Speightstown, its surrounding waters and reef are a playground for swimmers and snorkelers.
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There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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