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Nelson Gay - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat

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6 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
12 guests
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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. ...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 are two charming chattel houses, 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. 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. Special arrangements can be made to sleep extra guests (up to 18 guests in total). This will require the use of two chattel houses, each sleeping two, and use of the media room (with shared bathroom). Extra cost for each of these bedrooms would be an additional $US100 + 7.5% VAT and 1.5% Service Fee a night. Good to Know: Located in Barbados, Blue Sky Luxury is the local owner representative for this property. Additional amenities: Beach Chairs, Concierge, JetSki (Personal Watercraft), Media Library, Private Chef Service Fee: 1.7200 Service FeeMore
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2012
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed December 26, 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 - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 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

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Reviewed December 18, 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 - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 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!

Reviewed November 28, 2018

I stayed at Nelson Gay in November with 16 friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. I couldn't have asked for a better house, all the bedrooms were lovely, even the chattel houses that had been described as basic worked perfectly. Being able to walk from...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Hi Daisy, thanks so much for this wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you had a fabulous 30th Birthday at Nelson Gay. The beachfront location really is perfect. I will pass on your kind words to the staff - sure to put a...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was our 2nd visit to Nelson Gay and this week was even better than the last one. The house staff and Blue Sky Luxury were incredible in anticipating and fulfilling our every need. They became part of the family and made us feel very...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Relax391600
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Thanks for your review, we greatly appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear you had an even more amazing time this year! The staff really are great - glad you enjoyed their company. Looking forward to welcoming you back to make even more...More

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
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