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Gingerbread Villa is a comfortable, cozy, and private villa located within the Merlin Bay villa complex. Gingerbread is just a few steps from a very private beach, and tennis and golf are minutes away. The villa is spread across three levels so no one will feel crammed, and there’s a pool terrace and rooftop deck for al fresco lounging.

Andrew , 214-350-6220 x9104

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Gingerbread is a Mediterranean-style oceanfront villa in the exclusive Merlin Bay development. Gingerbread’s ocean views, beach access, and three-story floor plan make this rental ideal for any traveler.

Merlin Bay’s townhouses surround a lagoon-style swimming pool that offers ocean views and ample space to sunbathe. White sand beaches are a few steps away, and the wide stretch of sand enjoys shade, turquoise waters, and quiet shores. Enjoy ocean views from Gingerbread’s rooftop terrace,  relax in the Jacuzzi tub, or swim in the plunge pool. The BBQ grill and al fresco dining make every meal an occasion, and arched doors open to the living and dining room. The living room offers cable TV, and the dining table seats six. The galley-style kitchen sits adjacent and is fully equipped with a coffee pot, standard appliances, a blender, and cookware.

On the upper level, the master bedroom enjoys a king bed, an ensuite bathroom, an outdoor shower, and a wonderful balcony with ocean views. The twin suite has two beds that can be made up as one king, an ensuite bathroom, and a library. On the ground level, there’s another king suite with pool access, an ensuite bathroom, and a large vanity. A housekeeper and a cook staff the villa six days a week, with the cook preparing two meals a day.

Gingerbread is within walking distance to beaches, restaurants, and shops. Hidden beachside in lush tropical gardens, the Merlin Bay development is ideal for families and couples who want privacy without sacrificing convenience.

Quick Quote

Dates People Nightly
Apr 15, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
5 Night Minimum
1-6 people $500 USD
Dec 15, 2019 to Dec 19, 2019
5 Night Minimum
1-6 people $915 USD
Dec 20, 2019 to Jan 10, 2020
10 Night Minimum
1-6 people
$1,375 USD
Jan 11, 2020 to Apr 14, 2020
5 Night Minimum
1-6 people $915 USD
Apr 15, 2020 to Dec 14, 2020
5 Night Minimum
1-6 people $500 USD

Notes on Rates:

  • All rental rates are based on two persons per bedroom.
  • This property charges rates in US Dollars (USD).
  • Rates do not include: tax of 10%, Barbados room levy (lesser of 2.5% or $10/room/night), island charges of 1.5%.
  • Rates are subject to change.
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Choosing the right villa is just the first step in creating the perfect vacation experience. We help you plan every element of your villa vacation, from rental cars to spa treatments, completely personalized to you.

  • spa services
  • chef/cook services
  • butler service
  • car rental
  • restaurant reservations
  • activity and sightseeing
  • ferry/airport transfers
  • grocery provisioning
  • laundry service

    Beds & Baths

    Main House

    • Bedroom 1: Upper Level
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Private terrace, Ocean View
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower, Outdoor Shower
    • Bedroom 2: Upper Level
      • 1 King/Twin, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower
    • Bedroom 3: Lower Level - Direct access to the pool
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Pool View, Exterior Access, Terrace/Balcony
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower


  • 1 Cook
  • 1 Housekeeper: 6-days per week


  • BBQ Outside (Gas)
  • Beachfront
  • Blender
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Common Pool
  • DVD Player
  • Fax
  • Fridge
  • Golf Nearby
  • Hair Dryers
  • Ice maker
  • Internet Access/WiFi
  • Oven/Stove
  • Pool at Villa
  • Resort Villas
  • Safe
  • Satellite
  • Short Walk to Beach
  • Staff Favorites
  • Stereo System
  • Television
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Toaster
  • Water Sports Equipment
Pool pool size 10 ft. x 11 ft. 6in and 4ft deep private plunge pool. resort pool 70ft x 30ft, 4ft at shallow end and 7ft at deep end, Plunge pool and communal resort pool with depths of 70 ft. x 30 ft. , 4ft at shallow end and 7ft at deep end
Air Conditioning A/C in bedrooms : and sitting room
Location Merlin Bay, St. James
Beach Beachfront
Restaurants 1-2 minutes by car
Transfers Not Included
Children Welcome
Additional Car rental, private chef, butler, server, grocery and beverage shopping (pre-arrival and during your stay), liquor and wine delivery, nanny service, baby equipment, spa services, yoga and personal training, photography, and private airport transfer/car service can be arranged for an additional fee.

Guests are responsible for purchasing the groceries.
Availability and usefulness of sports and outdoor equipment is not guaranteed because of heavy use and exposure to the elements.
Rating (5.00 out of 5)
Traveler Satisfaction 100% Traveler Satisfaction
# of Reviews 2 for Gingerbread at Merlin Bay

Paradise, Perfect in Every Way!

Gingerbread at Merlin Bay, Barbados both review

This villa was amazing! The views are spectacular and we loved the design of the interior. It looked like something in Santorini with all the white and blue curved walls and arches. Gorgeous. The best part of the home is Cheryl, the cook, Jessica, the laundress, and Diedre, the concierge. Cheryl’s cooking was amazing! We ate every meal at the home, except on Friday night when we went to Oistins for the fish fry. She made whatever we requested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Cheryl prepared great local, authentic Bajan meals, and many other meals that rivaled 5-star restaurants. What made it even more spectacular was our view from the terrace overlooking the pool and ocean. Breathtaking! The beds were comfortable and the air-conditioning was great at night. The area was quiet and we went to sleep to the sounds of the ocean crashing on the beach and rocks. The location was great for day trips to Animal Flower Cave, Hunte’s Garden, and Holetown. The most amazing part was when Cheryl and Jessica went out of their way to make my daughter’s 16th birthday so special. They decorated the villa with balloons and a banner, and prepared a special birthday dinner with homemade cheesecake. I loved that there was only one TV, and we only had it on twice. I can’t say enough great things about the home. I recommend swim shoes, as there is a reef directly behind the villas. There is an area to the left to go in around the reef.

Andrew was great to work with. He provided excellent communication and helped prepare everything for a perfect vacation.

Posted by Sarah G

Amazing Gingerbread

Gingerbread at Merlin Bay, Barbados both review

Gingerbread was awesome. The pools were cleaned every day, and the beach was terrific with decent snorkeling. The villa (gingerbread) was even better than we expected. There was a plunge pool on the second floor and our own small private pool on the first floor. The view from the roof top observation deck was great as well, and not every villa has a private pool and observation deck.
Cheryl (cook) & Jessica (house keeping) were very accommodating, and we would definitely return.

Andrew was terrific. He totally prepared us for what to expect, from when we stepped off the airplane to when we arrived at the villa.
We would gladly work with Andrew again.

Posted by Jim D


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Add-On Items

Free Rental Car!

Free Rental Car!
Complimentary rental car (Chevy Spark) with stays of 7 nights or more and a minimum weekly rate of $4000. Gas, taxes, and insurance are at guests expense. Should economy car type be unavailable, we will reimburse you at our cost. Additional rental car terms and conditions may apply.
-This offer is valid on new bookings only and can be combined with other specials.
-Black Out Dates - Spring Break, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year.

Good for stays from Aug 22, 2019 to Dec 15, 2020.

Not available: 12/15/2019 to 01/10/2020, 11/23/2019 to 11/29/2019, 11/21/2020 to 11/27/2020, 04/11/2020 to 04/17/2020

Specials subject to availability and/or change at any time. New bookings only. Blackout periods may apply.