Merlin Bay - Firefly

The Garden, St James, Barbados
1 King
1 Kings/2 Twins
1 Queen
3 En-suite
Children Welcome
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Villa Merlin Bay - Firefly Barbados. If you are yearning for the services and amenities of a world class resort but really desire the total privacy and comfort of a large and luxurious villa, the Villa Merlin Bay - Firefly in Barbados is a good solution. This stunning, three-bedroom, four-story property is part of a very limited and exclusive estate. Tucked along the flawless sands of the St. James area, it offers visitors access to private paths to the beach, ocean side showers, a community-only pool and gorgeous gardens and grounds.

In addition to the amazing facilities and grounds, visitors to the villa also enjoy the attentive services of their own household staff. This includes their private cook and their housekeeping team. As if that were not enough to make it a perfect destination, the villa also comes with some surprising additions.

The charming villa features a hidden plunge pool and terrace offering total privacy. With gardens and potted plants surrounding it, this magical little terrace is sure to delight. Furnished for al fresco dining and hours of leisurely lounging, it will exert a constant pull. Step inside from this charming terrace and you are in the equally charming sunken living room. Furnished with a large banquette and open to the fresh air, it is a fabulous place to gather. There is also the formal dining room just off the large, gourmet kitchen.

Upstairs, visitors enjoy their peaceful and private bedrooms. Two are on the first floor and feature large private baths with queen beds and amazing views. The master suite is on the upper floor and features an open-air terrace, king bed, sitting area and large private bath.

With so much to offer, the Villa Merlin Bay - Firefly is a fantastic find and sure to delight groups of family or friends.

Bedroom 1: Second floor Master bedroom with a king-size bed, A/C, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 2: Second floor bedroom with a queen-size bed, A/C, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 3: Ground floor bedroom with two single beds (can be made up as a queen-size bed), A/C, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

  • Air Conditioning - Bedrooms
  • Alfresco Dining Area
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bed and Bath Linens
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Chef Service
  • Children Welcome
  • Coffee Maker
  • Golf (Nearby)
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Phone
  • Secured Parking
  • Short Walk to Village
  • Tub
  • View - Ocean/Sea
  • View - Sunset
  • Voltage - 110
  • WiFi
  • Chef/cook
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Property Manager on Call
  • Security Guard
Housekeeping: Daily maid service except Sundays & holidays
Cook : 2 meals per day (at client's choice)
  • Community
  • Outdoor
  • Plunge Pool
  • Private
  • Damage Deposit: $750
  • Children Welcome (all ages)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • 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.
  • Utilities included
  • Villa orientation
  • Check In: 3PM
  • Check Out: noon
  • Reservation deposit is 50%. Full balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellation Policy: For cancellations greater than 60 days prior to arrival, 30% of the gross rental is forfeited. Cancellation less then 60 days 100% of gross rental is forfeited. Please note all Christmas and New Years reservations are non-refundable.
  • The following property may be subject to increased taxes for stays on or after Jan 1, 2020. Legislation is still pending. Update to follow.
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.
What offerings are included with the concierge service? click to open
Our concierge is a complimentary service to our guests. An exceptional benefit. The concierge will assist with your arrival and departure logistics and offer a host of additional services. Services may vary per destination but typically include the following benefits:
  • Transfers
  • VIP Services
  • Chef Services
  • Spa Services
  • Activity and Excursion booking
  • Rental cars
  • Provisioning
Please do not hesitate with any special requests. Our team is here to ensure you dream vacation becomes a grand reality.
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 Policies 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.

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2019 Apr 15 to Dec 15 April 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019 (5 night minimum) 3 $350.00 $2,450.00
2019 Dec 15 to Dec 20 December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019 (7 night minimum) 3 $680.00 $4,760.00
2019 Dec 20 to 2020 Jan 11 December 20, 2019 - January 11, 2020 (14 night minimum) 3 $1,000.00 $7,000.00
2020 Jan 11 to Apr 15 January 11, 2020 - April 15, 2020 (7 night minimum) 3 $680.00 $4,760.00
2020 Apr 15 to Dec 15 April 15, 2020 - December 15, 2020 (5 night minimum) 3 $350.00 $2,450.00
2020 Dec 15 to Dec 20 December 15, 2020 - December 20, 2020 (7 night minimum) 3 $680.00 $4,760.00
2020 Dec 20 to 2021 Jan 11 December 20, 2020 - January 11, 2021 (14 night minimum) 3 $1,000.00 $7,000.00
2019 Apr 15 to Dec 15 April 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $350.00
Weekly: $2,450.00
2019 Dec 15 to Dec 20 December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $680.00
Weekly: $4,760.00
2019 Dec 20 to 2020 Jan 11 December 20, 2019 - January 11, 2020 (14 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $1,000.00
Weekly: $7,000.00
2020 Jan 11 to Apr 15 January 11, 2020 - April 15, 2020 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $680.00
Weekly: $4,760.00
2020 Apr 15 to Dec 15 April 15, 2020 - December 15, 2020 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $350.00
Weekly: $2,450.00
2020 Dec 15 to Dec 20 December 15, 2020 - December 20, 2020 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $680.00
Weekly: $4,760.00
2020 Dec 20 to 2021 Jan 11 December 20, 2020 - January 11, 2021 (14 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $1,000.00
Weekly: $7,000.00

Note: The rates above are subject to 12.75% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Canadian Dollars, Swiss Franc, Fijian Dollars, Thai Baht, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.

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Dawn J. Nov, 2018

... a wonderful time as always !

Dawn J. May, 2018

We had a wonderful time. Cook, Roslyn, and housekeeper, Marlene, are brilliant. Property perfectly located.

Gregory C. Jul, 2017
Source: HomeAway/VRBO

My friends and i, had a fantastic time staying at your villa it was well organized, clean and tranquil, your staff was pleasant and willing to assist us, each room was very cozy and relaxing from a long day out. I was also pleased we had everything to our convenience, also all the necessities we needed so we were very comfortable. Thanks again to your staff in Barbados for making it an enjoyable stay. Looking forward to visiting next year.

Christian M. May, 2016
Source: HomeAway/VRBO

My family and I had a very pleasant stay and loved every minute of it. The staff was wonderful and very cheerful the whole time we were there. I would recommend this place without hesitation to anyone.

Janice T. Apr, 2016
Source: TripAdvisor/FlipKey

My husband and I plus two of our children in their 20's stayed at the Firefly Villa at Merlin Bay for a week in April. The villa is around a 10 min, drive from Holetown and within walking distance of a number of restaurants. I loved the fact that the villa had 3 BR with King-sized beds and bathrooms. Each BR had its own terrace and the Master Suite had a beautiful little terrace where we had our coffee in the morning and watched the Sea. The villa was very private and had its own plunge pool which was cleaned every day, as well as a main pool. It was also a short walk to the beautiful beach and sea.

The villa rental includes its own cook and housekeeper, both of whom were very friendly and efficient. It was nice not having to cook but the trade-off is somewhat a lack of privacy. We really like to BBQ (a small BBQ is included with the villa) and would have preferred that the Cook come for perhaps a couple of days rather than for the whole stay, but having the Housekeeper was great.

The kitchen appliances were dated and the fridge did not work properly and should be replaced. The oven was replaced during our stay.

The only downside really for us was the noise coming from the nearby villas where there were young children who started crying around 7am. Although we could not necessarily see the people staying there, we definitely could hear them and they did not make any attempt to keep quiet. I realize there was no way to avoid the noise but it did mar our experience somewhat as the noise was pretty constant.

Jackie P. Feb, 2016
Source: HomeAway/VRBO

Firefly was a perfect fit for our family of 4. The views from the second floor balconies were incredible, the back patio relaxing, the pool quiet and the beach was perfect. The swimming and snorkeling were terrific. The condo itself was suitable but could use a kitchen upgrade as the current one is very tired and a bit "sticky". The beds and pillows are tired so a person with a bad back may be quite uncomfortable. All in all, we enjoyed our stay immensely and would return.

Nicola M. Jan, 2016
Source: HomeAway/VRBO

Our experience here was fab and everyone was so nice. We cant wait to return!


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