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Vintage charm and private cabins make Nelson Gay House an ideal spot for a wedding or family reunion. The size of the living areas will accommodate a large party for visiting or formal dining while the small separate cottages and bedrooms (with their own en-suite baths) will afford some privacy. During the day, head down to the beach to sunbathe, or take the crew snorkeling on the coral reef. In the late afternoon, hold a barbeque on the back lawn where the adults can visit while the kids swim and play. After dinner, tuck the little ones in and enjoy cocktails on the patio while the sun goes down over the Caribbean.

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Beachfront & Perfect for family holidays!

A stay at Nelson Gay unveils six decades of charm and sophistication presented on two acres of mature and immaculately lush gardens. Located on a beautiful half-mile of beach on the outskirts of Speightstown, its surrounding waters and reef are a playground for swimmers and snorkelers.

The purely coralline creation was originally built as the home of a United States Ambassador in the 1950s, and reflects a Palladian grandeur with 14-foot ceilings in the living room. To add to this, the villa’s stunning 50-foot pool features testudine décor, and is positioned like a path from the centre of the house that summons the sea on its farthest end.

This family-friendly villa has a bounty of restful spaces and formal or al fresco dining areas, including a delightful option to dine by candlelight. The dwelling features a predominantly white canvas - a compliment to the tropical landscape - and is accentuated with several unique pieces and antiques. The sleeping quarters are remarkably fresh and airy, with comfortable beds, quality cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows.

Further outside is a charming chattel house cottage, as well as an elegant garden gazebo complete with a wet bar. Two covered terraces on the north and south wing bedrooms offer additional privacy and comfort, while on the seaside, a large area in front of the house is roped off with buoys for safe swimming. By special request, the villa is transformed to accommodate 18 guests.

The Villa Manager and their diligent staff are fully dedicated to your needs during your stay, and will craft fond memories for you at Nelson Gay.
Please contact your representative for Christmas/New Year’s availability and rates.

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Dates People Nightly
Apr 15, 2019 to Nov 20, 2019
5 Night Minimum
1-8 people $2,200 USD
9-10 people $2,350 USD
11-12 people $2,530 USD
Nov 21, 2019 to Dec 5, 2019
7 Night Minimum
Minimum length of stay is 7 nights. 
1-12 people
$2,645 USD
Dec 6, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
5 Night Minimum
1-8 people $2,200 USD
9-10 people $2,350 USD
11-12 people $2,530 USD
Dec 15, 2019 to Apr 4, 2020
5 Night Minimum
1-10 people $3,450 USD
11-12 people $3,700 USD
Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 19, 2020
5 Night Minimum
1-12 people $3,700 USD
Apr 20, 2020 to Nov 20, 2020
5 Night Minimum
1-8 people $2,200 USD
9-10 people $2,350 USD
11-12 people $2,530 USD
Nov 21, 2020 to Dec 5, 2020
7 Night Minimum
Minimum length of stay is 7 nights. 
1-12 people
$3,700 USD
Dec 6, 2020 to Dec 14, 2020
5 Night Minimum
1-8 people $2,200 USD
9-10 people $2,350 USD
11-12 people $2,530 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: Master 1
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, TV, Cable/Satellite, DVD Player
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower
    • Bedroom 2: Master 2
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, TV, Cable/Satellite, DVD Player
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower
    • Bedroom 3: Erte' Room
      • 1 Queen, Air Conditioning, TV, Cable/Satellite, Refrigerator, DVD Player
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Tub/Shower
    • Bedroom 4: Green Room
      • 2 Twins, Air Conditioning, TV, Cable/Satellite, Private terrace, Refrigerator, DVD Player
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Tub/Shower
    • Bedroom 5: South Wing
      • 1 Queen, Air Conditioning, TV, Cable/Satellite, Private terrace, DVD Player
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower


    • Bedroom 6: Cottage
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, TV, Refrigerator, DVD Player
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Tub/Shower

    Other Bathrooms

    • Bathroom 7: Powder Room : Half bath


  • 1 Cook
  • 1 Laundress
  • 1 Housekeeper
  • 1 Butler
  • 1 Manager


  • Alarm System
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ Outside (Gas)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beachfront
  • Big Screen Television
  • Blender
  • Board Games
  • Book Library
  • Cable TV
  • CD Library
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooler
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Family
  • Fax
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Fridge
  • Gazebo
  • Group
  • Guest House
  • Hair Dryers
  • Heated Pool
  • Ice maker
  • Internet Access/WiFi
  • Media Room
  • Microwave
  • Oven/Stove
  • Pool at Villa
  • Private
  • Safe
  • Sonos System
  • Stereo System
  • Sunset View
  • Surround Sound
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Toaster
  • TV Games
  • Video Games
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Water Sports Equipment
  • Water Sports Nearby
  • Wedding
Pool pool size 50 ft. x 12 ft. x 4.6 ft. deep, Stunning, heated (by request), Italian mosaic tiled swimming pool which can be fenced off.
Air Conditioning A/C in bedrooms
Location Speightstown, St. Peter
Built 1950
Sq Ft. 5,000
Beach Beachfront and has a beach shower as well.
Groceries 5 min walking
Restaurants 5 min walking
Transfers Transfers are not included in the cost of the rental.
Notes Dining room seats 12
Included Utilities (electricity, water, phone). For larger groups beyond 12 guests, extra staff is hired and the cost is included in the extra rates. Tennis, gym and spa at the next-door Cobblers Cove Hotel
Children Welcome. Portable crib with mosquito net available for guests.
Additional Any additional guests beyond 12 will incur an extra weekly staff charge of US$300. Special arrangements can be made to sleep up to 18 guests in total using the chattel houses and media room. Each room is an additional $100 per night plus VAT.

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 1 for Nelson Gay House

One of a kind!

Nelson Gay House, Barbados villa review

Nelson Gay has it all. A warm inviting space both inside and out. We were able to relax by the large pool, go snorkeling right outside the gate in calm waters, walk into Speightstown or to Mullins Bay, and use the facilities next door at Cobblers Cove. Each bedroom was well appointed, two had their own private patios. The grounds were spectacular, with mature fruit and palm trees, and bamboo where monkeys would sit and sway in the wind! The size and scope of the yard set this villa apart from the others. Nelson Gay has the feel of a loved home, with personal touches throughout. The staff was warm and professional.. The chef even made us lunch to take with us to the airport! The chattel houses are adorable and can be used for large groups, great for families. Speaking of families, the house has snorkeling equipment and boogie boards, and lots of games and books, a media room and a Sonos system for music. We highly recommend Nelson Gay.

We never have any issues with Andrew, a pleasure to work with.


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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.