100% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 14 Tage vor Anreise. 50% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 7 Tage vor Anreise.
Well equipped house in a marvelous garden.
The house has seen quite some years, but is reasonably maintained and is located in a marvelous garden that is weekly cared of by a local gardener. The garden hosts exotic blossoms, orchids that happened to be in flower when we stayed there, old broadleaf trees, one coconut palm which we could use the coconuts of, a mango tree and one lime tree, attrackting hummingbirds, dragonflies and monkeys.The gardener has the skill to strip down coconuts from their fiber with a hoe. He enjoys cold drinks and a tip.
The house is well equipped for self catering with a big fridge, deep freezer and gas stove. In every room there are ceiling fans with their typical sound plus additional portable fans to compensate for the lack of air-condition. So definitely an apartment for people enjoying the carribean warmth. Most of the mosquitos stay out since everywhere there are mosquito nets on the windows. Additionally there are hooks to attach the provided mosquito nets over the beds to fend off the astute ones that managed to sneak in. There are plenty of towels and quite some spices in the kitchen to be used. Except rare cars that pass by at night time there are not too many sounds of civilisation, so one can enjoy the intense sounds of nature from birds, monkeys and crickets and learn when their bedtime is and when they get up. The house hosts a big top-loading washing machine with a huge capacity which washes ok. A tumbler is not needed, since the laudry dries in no time. The alarm system works. So does the built in safe.
The way to the beach is not too long. For long distance swimming a surface marker buoy should be brought along, to avert clashes with jet boats or tourist boats.
Hi Klaus, I am glad you and your family enjoyed your first trip to Barbados. We look forward to your return. You are correct for safety reasons for those adventurous people heading way way out from the shore, to snorkel or long distance swims, a marker buoy is always a good idea.
Fits like a glove
This was our second stay and everything just gets better. Thank you Rob and Honor. The house was wonderful, we loved the new bedroom colour and the new gas BBQ. The classic brick one was a challenge for us. We will always go in June now because it is so wonderfully quiet and relaxing. Gibbes beach was ours most days to walk, swim and enjoy to ourselves. The people are so friendly around the island and glad to see you because of the fewer tourists around. The mangoes were insane all around the island! The tree in the yard produces the tastiest we have ever had. More than we could eat, we could not keep up with them. Making mango banana smoothies and sometimes daiquiris was a glorious daily treat.
It is only about 2 degrees warmer than in the winter and 100 times nicer than at home this time of year. We are going to work out the details to get back next year. Thanks Again. Terry and Julie
An excellent property, slightly off the beaten track but close to everything you need. the property manager is easily available if you need anything and the grounds are very private and peaceful.
Wonderful relaxing holiday near the beach
This is the fifth year we have rented Gibbs Palms, ranging from three-week to six-week stays.
We love the more traditional style of this cottage, with the relaxing garden and closeness to Gibbs Beach, which is only a five minute walk away.
The owners, Rob and Honor continue to make annual improvements to the cottage.
It's always a relaxing, chill out stay for us on the island, and we are already planning to re-book for 2020.
Wow! What a great five-week stay at Gibbs Palms in Barbados! It is not our first stay here, but it was our very best. We have always loved Gibbs Palms, but the most recent improvements have made it our perfect home away from home. The recent addition of air conditioning in the two bedrooms along with kitchen and master bathroom upgrades and new light fixtures in the living room were greatly appreciated. The patios and the yard remain among the highlights of this modestly priced rental. There is no better bargain for staying so close to one of the best beaches on the West Coast of Barbados. This is one property that is actually better than described and better than the pictures! Highly recommended! We will be back- already booked for five weeks next year!
Calming Home Base
Gibbs Palms was the best location for our circling of the island. My wife and I went to experience as many Barbados beaches this trip as we could. An easy location to get to and at the end of each enjoyable day, at one beach or another, we could come home to relax. The outdoor shower was appreciated, we could get the sand out of the nooks and crannies on our return each day. Gibbs Beach is also a wonderful beach, we spent time there also when resting from our explorations. Not many beaches better than Gibbs. We also got home late and tired many times, instead of cooking we found we could order in from the Speightstown chinese (East Moon), or pizza places (Pizzaman Doc or Zacchios). The house was immaculate on arrival and is bright, cheery and welcoming. We love Barbados and Gibbs Palms is highly recommended by us.