Nelson Gay

Nelson Gay Barbados


Located on the favored and exclusive west coast, Nelson Gay’s garden gate opens straight on to a stunning crescent of perfect coral sand. The clear, sheltered water is roped-off for safe swimming and is ideal for all water sports. There’s also a coral reef with excellent snorkeling. Nelson Gay is just perfect for family holidays.

A stay at 'Nelson Gay' unveils six decades of charm and sophistication, presented on two acres of mature and immaculately lush gardens. 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.

The purely coralline creation 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 features testudine décor, and is 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 is a charming chattel house cottage, 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, a large area in front of the house is roped off with buoys for safe swimming. By special request, the villa is transformed to accommodate 18 guests.

The staff and Villa Manager will meet every need for a relaxing and exclusive family vacation. Children are welcome.


Villa Information

Bedroom Details

  • Master Bedroom 1: King bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, 42-inch TV with DVD player
  • Master Bedroom 2: King bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, 42-inch TV with DVD player
  • Bedroom 3: Erte room: Queen bed, en-suite bathroom with bath, air-conditioning, TV with DVD player
  • Bedroom 4: Green room: Two single beds, en-suite bathroom with tub, air-conditioning, TV with DVD player, kitchenette
  • Bedroom 5 - South wing: Queen bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, TV with DVD player, kitchenette
  • Bedroom 6 - Cottage: King bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, TV with DVD player
  • Two Chattel Houses: One has a king bed, the other a queen bed. Both have an en-suite bathroom (additional fee required)


  • Air-conditioning
  • Al fresco dining
  • Barbecue
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • First aid kit
  • Gazebo equipped with a wet bar and mini fridge
  • Media room with printer, various games and an extensive DVD library available to guests
  • Oliver Messel-designed formal dining table can seat up to 12
  • PlayStation 4
  • Portable crib with mosquito net available for guests (at an additional cost)
  • Security safe
  • SONOS wireless home audio system
  • Stereo
  • Tennis, gym and spa available at the Cobblers Cove Hotel located next door (please inquire about pricing)
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • Water sports by request (please inquire about availability and pricing)
  • Wireless internet

Pool Details

  • 50ft x 12ft swimming pool with Italian mosaic tiles. The pool can be heated on request for an additional charge.

Staff and Services

  • Villa manager
  • Housekeeper/laundry service: 8 hours
  • Butler: 8 hours
  • Chef: 8:30 am-1:30 pm and 5:30 pm-8:30 pm (*There are two chefs during winter)]
  • Security/security guard
  • Maid/laundress

Location Details

  • Airport: 33.5 kilometers
  • Speightstown: 600 meters
  • Holetown: 6.8 kilometers
  • Bridgetown: 17.8 kilometers
  • Golf: Royal Westmoreland - 5.0 kilometers
  • Tennis: Battaleys Mews - 1.2-km

Villa Notes

  • Children are welcome
  • Nelson Gay is a great villa for weddings
  • Media room serves as additional accommodation with day bed and roll away beds (additional fee required)

Additional Villa Notes

  • Barbados has implemented a Room Rate Levy of 2.5% per room per night (capped at $10/room/night) to be added to all bookings.
  • It should be noted that beaches change their shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month, mainly as a response to seasonal waves, currents and tides. 


Rates Table Key:

  Travel Dates      Bedrooms

 Minimum Stay      Starting Price

Travel Dates BedroomsBDRMSMin. Night StayMin. Stay
Now to Apr 19, 2020 65
$ 3,700  3490 $ 5711 $ 5006  3702 £ 2920
/per night
Now to Apr 4, 2020 55
$ 3,450  3254 $ 5325 $ 4668  3452 £ 2723
/per night
Apr 20, 2020 to Nov 20, 2020 55
$ 2,350  2216 $ 3627 $ 3179  2352 £ 1855
/per night
Apr 20, 2020 to Nov 20, 2020 65
$ 2,530  2386 $ 3905 $ 3423  2532 £ 1997
/per night
Nov 21, 2020 to Dec 5, 2020 67
$ 3,700  3490 $ 5711 $ 5006  3702 £ 2920
/per night
Dec 6, 2020 to Dec 14, 2020 45
$ 2,200  2075 $ 3396 $ 2976  2201 £ 1736
/per night
Dec 6, 2020 to Dec 14, 2020 55
$ 2,350  2216 $ 3627 $ 3179  2352 £ 1855
/per night
Dec 6, 2020 to Dec 14, 2020 65
$ 2,530  2386 $ 3905 $ 3423  2532 £ 1997
/per night

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Rental Rates are nightly and are subject to 10% Shared Economy Levy + 1.5% Service Fee

Nightly rates are for accommodations only and do not include food and beverage, unless expressly stated. A security deposit is taken at  the time of final payment.

Additional single beds can be added to the main house - at an extra charge - to increase capacity for families. In addition, the two Chattel Houses can be used to accommodate four extra guests at an additional $100 per bedroom, per night.

Prices quoted are based on two persons per room (i.e., the six-bedroom rate is for 12 people). Additional guests over the age of 12 will incur an extra weekly staff charge of $300 per week.

Security Deposit: $1,500

Minimum Stay: Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.

Important! Non-USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Please confirm rate and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

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