Nelson Gay, Barbados
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Nelson Gay

Godings Bay, St Peter, Barbados
4 King
3 Queen
2 Single
9 En-suite
0.5 Shared
Children Welcome
Turnover Day is Saturday

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.


Lot Size: 1.5 acres
Construction Year: 1950
Stephanie K. Aug, 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. Nelson Gay is a perfect family vacation, a place where memories are made.

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Stephen H. Jul, 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 was terrfic and it was fun making selections with the chefs. We rented a paddle board and kayaks and really loved the beach area. Every need was attended to and we all the THE BEST time.....We will be back!

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Debbie D. Dec, 2017

Absolutely a wonderful place to stay! The staff is awesome and you are feet away from the ocean. Love the Nelson Gay!

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Katrin N. Dec, 2017

Wonderful Villa, big rooms, very nice heated pool, just by the beach. Beach not very busy (very much appreciated). The staff of the Villa was amazing and genuinely nice. The chef were real good and the staff was fun and very professional. Trustworthy and punctual.

Isle Blue assisted me every time I asked for up to my expectations, and you were very helpfulThank you so much. Wonderful working with your company.

Katrin Nov, 2017

It was a wonderful experience. What you see on the photos is what you get.
The house is big, high ceilings, has great size of rooms, space and nice atmosphere.
The pool is heated, the garden is beautiful, with a variaty of trees, bushes, flowers beautiful.
Access right at the beach with a sunset corner to have your drink while admiring the sun set
The staff is welcoming, warm, professional. They were there when needed and knew how to be discret.
You feel at home for your stay.

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Chris W. Apr, 2017

We first came to Nelson Gay in 2012 and have returned every year since. The owner lavishes the place with care and each year there's something more to admire. The staff completely make the place, and make sure we get a true holiday with not a care in the world. Nelson Gay is something from a more elegant age, and we absolutely love it. Next year is booked !

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Diane M. Mar, 2017

There were 16 of us plus an infant. Our visit to Nelson Gay was exquisite! The staff were all phenomenal and attended to our every need. The food was excellent, the accommodations were excellent, and the weather was perfect. We loved swimming in both the pool and ocean. Snorkeling was terrific and the local monkeys provided entertainment. We all would recommend Nelson Gay for anyone looking for a get-away vacation. Thanks again for providing such lasting memories from all of us. BEST VACATION EVER!!!

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Susan P. Feb, 2017

We have been to Barbados several times, and Nelson Gay House is the most wonderful place to stay. We took our adult children and their significant others, we didn't need all the bedrooms, but could see how many more people could be accommodated. Everything desired was available, from the use of tennis courts, spa, and water sports next door through Cobblers Cove, to the absolute privacy of the property for relaxing, to the proximity of Speightstown, and the accessibility of the water right out the gate. Some homes have wonderful views but no access! This home has both. The breakers afforded a place to snorkel, and for two days there were high enough waves to boogie board without fear of a rocky bottom. The staff was supremely professional. The chef did the shopping and prepared three meals a day, not the usual two we've been offered in the past. The laundry was done daily with our clothes brought back early each afternoon. The butler had coffee ready every afternoon at 4:00. The monkeys came and went, and we fed them only on the last morning, I recommend feeding them the first day! They are adorable and keep their distance. The landscaping is incredible as well. Banana and mango trees, breadfruit, even a sandbox tree. The bedrooms are comfortable and inviting. The formal dining room is exquisite, we only used it on Valentine's Day for two, by candlelight, after sending the kids out to Cin Cin! The house has the feel of a loved home, not just a rental house. There are games and snorkeling equipment, books and a Sonos system for music. You will never want to leave. We didn't!

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David A. Feb, 2017

Nelson Gay has a timeless charm and draws visitors into its embrace. From the moment you are greeted by the entire staff until the sad time when you have to bid them all farewell, you are guaranteed the most memorable experience. The position of the estate is ideal - on a beautiful (often virtually private) beach but within easy
walking distance of an attractive town in one direction and Cobblers Cove in the other. The bedrooms are light and airy: and we lunched and dined out of doors throughout our stay. The food is delicious - with optional menus offering plenty of suggestions as well as the opportunity to go off-piste.

Returning visitors to Barbados know what to expect in terms of the marvellous welcome and the opportunities to attempt the full range of sports and touring: or opt to do absolutely nothing except soak up the sun and wallow in the matchless sea. With its charming grounds, Nelson Gay provides a delightful base. Our party of nine enjoyed the most wonderful holiday.

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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

  • Air Conditioning - Bedrooms
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Towels
  • Cable TV
  • Chef Service
  • DVD Player
  • Fitness Room - Community Shared
  • Games Library
  • Gazebo
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ice Machine
  • Media Room
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Phone
  • Quarantine approved
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Short Walk to Village
  • Sound System
  • Tennis Court(s) - Nearby
  • Tub
  • TV - Flat-Screen
  • TV - in each Bedroom
  • Voltage - 110
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • WiFi
  • Butler/Host
  • Chef/cook
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Laundress
  • Property Manager on Call
  • Security Guard
Housekeeping: Maid service 6 times per week
Chef : 3 meals per day
Core staff: Butler, 2 Chefs, Housekeeper, Maid, Gardener and Night-time Security – all supervised by a Part-Time Manager. For groups of more than 12 people over the age of 12, an additional staff charge of $750 (£625) per week will be added to your booking.
2023 Apr 17 to Dec 16 April 17, 2023 - December 16, 2023 (5 night minimum)
6 $3,500.00 $24,500.00
7 $3,850.00 $26,950.00
8 $4,250.00 $29,750.00
2023 Dec 16 to 2024 Jan 7 December 16, 2023 - January 7, 2024 (14 night minimum)
8 Upon Request Upon Request
2024 Jan 7 to Apr 2 January 7, 2024 - April 2, 2024 (5 night minimum)
6 $4,900.00 $34,300.00
7 $5,400.00 $37,800.00
8 $5,700.00 $39,900.00
2024 Apr 2 to Apr 17 April 2, 2024 - April 17, 2024 (7 night minimum)
8 Upon Request Upon Request
2024 Apr 17 to Dec 16 April 17, 2024 - December 16, 2024 (5 night minimum)
6 $3,500.00 $24,500.00
7 $3,850.00 $26,950.00
8 $4,250.00 $29,750.00
2024 Dec 16 to 2025 Jan 7 December 16, 2024 - January 7, 2025 (14 night minimum)
8 Upon Request Upon Request
2023 Apr 17 to Dec 16 April 17, 2023 - December 16, 2023 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 6
Daily: $3,500.00
Weekly: $24,500.00
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $3,850.00
Weekly: $26,950.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $4,250.00
Weekly: $29,750.00
2023 Dec 16 to 2024 Jan 7 December 16, 2023 - January 7, 2024 (14 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: Upon Request
Weekly: Upon Request
2024 Jan 7 to Apr 2 January 7, 2024 - April 2, 2024 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 6
Daily: $4,900.00
Weekly: $34,300.00
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $5,400.00
Weekly: $37,800.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $5,700.00
Weekly: $39,900.00
2024 Apr 2 to Apr 17 April 2, 2024 - April 17, 2024 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: Upon Request
Weekly: Upon Request
2024 Apr 17 to Dec 16 April 17, 2024 - December 16, 2024 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 6
Daily: $3,500.00
Weekly: $24,500.00
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $3,850.00
Weekly: $26,950.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $4,250.00
Weekly: $29,750.00
2024 Dec 16 to 2025 Jan 7 December 16, 2024 - January 7, 2025 (14 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: Upon Request
Weekly: Upon Request

Rates based on 16 guests.
There is a media room that can be made as an additional bedroom for 2 extra guests.

Note: The rates above are subject to 11.5% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Swiss Franc, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Reservation deposit is 30%. Full balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellation Policy: For cancellations greater than 60 days prior to arrival, 15% of the gross rental rate is forfeited. Cancellation 59 days or less, 100% of gross rental is forfeited. Please note all Peak Season / Christmas and New Years reservations are non-refundable.
  • Check In / Check Out: 3PM - Early check in may be arranged in advance subject to availability and may be subject to supplement. / 12 noon - Late check out may be arranged subject to availability and may be subject to supplement
  • Damage Deposit: $3500
  • Children Welcome (all ages)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • All extra charges to be paid at end of stay in local currency.
  • Complimentary rental car delivery
  • Holiday/Festive Booking Condition: 50% deposit required. Balance due by September 1st.
  • Provisions and groceries are not included
  • Rates are set in US Dollars. Prices in other currencies may fluctuate.
  • Turnaround day: Saturday
  • Utilities included
  • VAT taxes included in rates.
  • Villa orientation

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

* at select destinations

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.

Advice, Answers and Tips
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Common Questions
Do we share the villa? click to close
No. You will not share the villa with another party. The villa is exclusively yours. If a larger villa offers a lower bedroom rate category, the villa will remain exclusively yours but the unrented bedrooms will be locked off.
For example, a 5 bedroom villa that offers a 3 bedroom rate will be the exclusive use of the guest but two bedrooms and their en-suite bathrooms will be locked off. Capacity is capped at 2 guests per bedroom.
Are we protected from fraud? click to open
Yes. Isle Blue stands behind you throughout your entire vacation. Unlike other companies, each property we offer has been hand picked to ensure that our standards are met. All property managers are vetted and payments are required to be held in escrow. Our primary obligation is to ensure your satisfaction and to have an exceptionally memorable vacation.
Can you explain the reservation process? click to open
Once a reservation request is received, Isle Blue will request a contract from the property manager for your dates of interest. Once the dates are confirmed and contract is received from the property manager, a payment will be required to confirm your reservation.
Once a reservation is confirmed, a concierge will welcome you to the planning stages of your vacation to assist with arrival logistics, rental cars, transfers, and a host of concierge services.
Can we arrange an early check in? click to open
Early check in may be possible but is at the sole discretion of the property manager. Early check in permission may not be granted until 24 hours prior to arrival.
Can we arrange a late check out? click to open
A late check out is rarely granted due to the turnover needs of a villa. A late check out may only be granted 24 hours prior to your departure from the property and only when there is no check in scheduled on the day of your check out. If a late check out is urgently needed please contact us.
Are transfers to the property included? click to open
Select villas may include a one way or roundtrip airport transfer while others may provide an escort or meeting point. Arrival logistics will be handled by your dedicated concierge as well as other concierge needs. The property's transfer policy will be listed under the Policies section.
What to expect upon arrival? click to open
In general, a villa orientation will be provided along with a key turnover. During the orientation, information and instructions for the property will be provided. Emergency contact information will be provided. We are available 7 days a week to assist with any urgent needs.
The arrival procedures vary from villa to villa, select villas may include welcome provisioning while other properties will provide basic arrival information.
What is the cancellation policy? click to open
Since these vacation homes are one of a kind properties, the cancellation policy is strict. We highly recommend considering trip/travel insurance to protect against any unexpected cancellations or issues that may arise.
For more details, please visit Travel Protection
What happens if the property becomes unavailable after I reserve? click to open
In the unlikely event, the rented property becomes unavailable due to a major issue that may affect a guest's experience or a transfer of ownership, Isle Blue will coordinate with the property manager to find an alternate property of equal or superior standard that is subject to the guest's approval. If an alternate property is not acceptable to the guest, the guest will receive a full refund.
Do you accept credit cards (American Express, Mastercard, or Visa)? click to open
Yes, we accept all major credit cards. American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. Please note that credit card charges may be subject to additional fees. There are no fees with payment by wire transfer or check.
In the near future, we expect to accept a greater variety of payment methods and currencies via Stripe.
Is housekeeping included? click to open
Housekeeping tends to be a standard among vacation homes but the frequency may vary greatly depending on the property manager’s standards. Most properties will offer daily housekeeping (except Sunday and holidays) while other villas may only provide a mid-week cleaning. Please refer to the Staff section to learn about the housekeeping frequency of the property.
Are towels and linens provided? click to open
Yes. The property will provide bath and pool towels along with linens. Towels and linens will be refreshed as needed.
Are toiletries and tissues provided? click to open
A property may supply an initial supply of soap, shampoo, toilet paper and paper towels but replenishment of supplies once exhausted may be the responsibility of the guest. Each property varies in their handling of toiletries and paper products.
Is a hair dryer available? click to open
A hair dryer should be available at the property. Upon arrival, please check the bathrooms or closet. Typically, a hair dryer is included in each bathroom.
Is an iron included? click to open
Typically yes, irons tend to be standard equipment for vacation homes. Please ask the property representative upon orientation for the location of the iron.

Plan your dream destination wedding or special Caribbean event. The villa is available for wedding receptions and special events.   

Maximum guests:
Maximum guests for cocktail event: 100 guests
Maximum guests for a seated dinner event: 50 guests

Rental rates:
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

    Offer ends: November 26, 2024

    Offer cannot be combined with other offers | Offer based on availability | Minimum night stay required | Non-transferrable | No cash value | Promotion is only valid on new reservations | Black-out dates may apply | Rates subject to tax and service charge
(Updated Daily)
Date Unavailable Availability calendar may not reflect up to date reservation information.
Availability subject to change.

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