Villa Nelson Gay, Barbados is an opulent Palladian mansion made of coral stone and featuring eight luxurious bedrooms and seven baths. With a capacity of eighteen guests, this is the ideal location for large gatherings – perhaps a corporate getaway or a destination wedding?
Situated on nearly two acres, this beachfront estate faces directly onto a half-mile expanse of beach, roped off for safety and perfect for water sports. A coral reef offers excellent snorkeling.
Your first experience of the house will be the refined entrance hall, featuring a marble floor, tropical plants, breezy latticework and visually stunning sculptures. The hall leads into the living room, with a view of the pool, gardens, and the sea beyond. The house is built on a single level, with a central living area located between two wings. The rooms are large, airy and elegant, and the white color scheme with green accents evokes the tropics.
In the south wing, you will find the gourmet kitchen and opulent formal dining area. The north wing contains the bedrooms, including the Mural Room which opens onto the pool and the gardens. All are well-appointed, and two are located in cottages on the grounds. You and your guests can choose from rooms with king, queen, or two twin beds.
The lounge area is shaded and equipped with ceiling fans. It opens onto the gardens and the pool. The 50-foot pool features Italian tiling with inlaid mosaics and is the perfect setting for relaxing with cocktails in the evening. From the pool, you can progress to the garden, and finally to the beach by means of a private gate.
For your convenience, Villa Nelson Gay is fully staffed by a butler, a housekeeper, a gardener, and a chef during the summer. In winter, two chefs are on staff.
For large groups, Villa Nelson Gay is the perfect location to call home during your Caribbean getaway.
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with a king-size bed, A/C, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 2: Master bedroom with a king-size four-poster bed, A/C, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 3 (Erte Room): Bedroom with a queen-size bed, A/C, TV and en-suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 4 (Green Room): Bedroom with two single beds, A/C, TV, private porch and en-suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 5 (South Wing): Bedroom with a queen-size bed, A/C, TV, private porch and en-suite his and hers bathrooms with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 6 (Cottage): Bedroom with a king-size bed, A/C, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 7 (Shattel House 1): Bedroom with a queen-size bed, A/C, TV, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 8 (Shattel House 2): Bedroom with a king-size bed, A/C, TV, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Note: There is a media room that can be made as an additional bedroom (with two single beds and a shared bathroom with a Master bedroom 2 for two additional guests. For more info please contact our agent.
Interior Access Bedrooms: 5 Exterior Access Bedrooms: 3
Once a vacation home is selected, the pampered adventure begins. Our concierge team will assist with creating a magical and immersive vacation experience. Our services include
While available for advanced requests, the concierge team connects with guests 30 days prior to arrival to coordinate arrivals and to reserve desired services and experiences. Guests with scheduled Christmas/New Year stays will be contacted 90 days prior to arrival.
Plan your dream destination wedding or special Caribbean event. The villa is available for wedding receptions and special events.
Maximum guests for cocktail event: 100 guests
Maximum guests for a seated dinner event: 50 guests
The villa requires five nights minimum rental of the villa at the regular rental rates. The event fee is one (1) night's rental at the applicable rate of the date, plus 19% taxes.
Refundable security deposit: USD $1,500.00 standard deposit + USD $3,000.00 additional security deposit for events.
NB the security deposit is not released until two (2) weeks after even
Clients are also required to hire outside caterers as well as rent chairs, tables, tents, glasses, cutlery, and crockery.
Terms and conditions:
The villa does not allow unregistered guests to stay overnight. Overnight guests are restricted to the 2 guests per rented bedroom and must be declared. Guests are responsible for the set-up and clean up of the event. The event may not occur within 24 hours of departure. For example, with a Saturday departure guests must hold the event on Thursday or sooner. Guests must abide to local ordinances.
Please contact our villa specialists to assist you in selecting the perfect wedding venue for your special occasion.
Please note that stays over Easter and Thanksgiving week are subject to a request.
Applicable dates: between April 2 and April 17, 2023; November 22, 2023 and November 27, 2023; March 24, 2024 and April 7, 2024; November 27, 2024 and December 1, 2024
Minimum stay 5 nights