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Merlin Bay Villas

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The villas at Merlin Bay are not new and glossy, but are really well designed to allow a family plenty of space and privacy. The plunge pools are great, but the kids rapidly move on to the bigger communal pool, which is big enough for a few families to enjoy simultaneously. And then on to the gentle ocean beach for... More 

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chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We rented Gingerbread for just over a week; our group of four included 4 adults (our kids are 22 & 26) The accommodations were very nice and the staff was wonderful. Some highlights: -Cheryl is a wonderful cook and such a sweet lady, -Jessica did our laundry so quickly that next time we will definitely pack less! -We booked through... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We stayed in Ocean View (villa #5) and it was fabulous! Steps from the pool (we had our own "plunge pool" on the deck) and a few more steps to the beach. The location was perfect!! The staff (Patsy and Yvonne) were wonderful. We will definitely stay here again.

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Loughton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Excellent position with excellent staff and lovely food. Accessible location on the bus route and parking for hire cars. These villas are all next to the beach with the use of a communal pool, individual plunge pools and night security. A very relaxing holiday for the whole family.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We rented nutmeg for one week in May. The villa is perfect, lovely decorated. We have 4 young kids, it was big enough. The housekeeper, Marion is very nice, and so sweet! We had a wonderful cook too, Adamna. It made a big difference having both of them to help in the house, well basically doing everything! The villa was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Two years since our last visit and very happy that we returned. Villa had been fairly recently repainted inside & out , new towels, soft furnishings and a new fridge. Biggest change was that as standard only comes with the housekeeper , Yvonne ( seems to like being there on her own ) - whilst Joan was an amazing cook... More 

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Kent. UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed in Ocean View on this complex of eight villas. Built to give each villa a degree of privacy with there own plunge pool and a shared large pool. The location on the West Coast just north of the Lone Star is superb. With difficult access to the beach here its almost private, Excellent snorkeling (wear a marker!) and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My family spent a week at Merlin Bay and had a wonderful vacation. It is easily accessible to the restaurants in Holetown and has a beautiful beach. There was plenty of privacy as there are only 8 villas and they are tucked between beautiful vegetation. The villa, however, was clearly old construction and didn't appear to have been modernized- everything... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Gingerbread, Merlin Bay. I recently stayed at Gingerbread with my fiancé, his 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren aged between 2 and 9 years. We chose this resort after some acquaintances recommended it last year. We were totally blown away by the idyllic setting. The grounds are well kept and beautifully maintained. The views of the sea from all three balconies... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was our first visit to Barbados and we were delighted with our choice. Ocean View and the other villas at Merlin Bay offer a slice of paradise in a private and safe setting. The 3 bedrooms easily accommodated our family of 5. Perfect for 3 couples as well. The plunge pool and main pool were delightful. The beach saw... More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Merlin Bay Villas

Address: Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Merlin Bay Villas Hotel Saint James
Merlin Bay Villas Barbados/Saint James Parish
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