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Ocean’s Edge puts you close to golfing, tennis, water sports (scuba diving and snorkeling), and enough duty-free retail therapy to keep you happy for weeks. If you start to wear down and need a little R&R, the staff at the villa will be happy to spoil and pamper you as if you were royalty. You can relax by the plunge pool all day long, and magically, without lifting a finger, dinner will be served on the covered patio just as the sun sets over the Caribbean Sea. Just as magically, the dishes will be whisked away and the kitchen cleaned before you can finish your last glass of wine. Now that’s a vacation.

Andrew , 214-350-6220 x9104

Private garden patio overlooking the beach and sea.

“Ocean’s Edge” or No. 1 Merlin Bay is one of eight villas at the private Merlin Bay complex in St. James and is one of only two right at the ocean’s edge, and the only one with a really private beachfront garden. This split-level townhouse has beach and sea views from each of the three living levels, as well as a private roof top terrace. Ocean’s Edge has a beach location and is set amidst the tropically landscaped gardens of the Merlin Bay community.

Accommodations include three air-conditioned bedrooms with bathrooms en-suite. One bedroom is located on the lower level and opens to the plunge pool terrace. The master and third bedrooms are on the upper level. There is a private balcony off the master bedroom, with direct ocean views, and stairs from here lead up to the roof top terrace.

Recently the owner has built a deck right at the edge allowing for stunning views of the landscaping, and pristine beach below.

This villa is equipped with cable TV, VCR and radio/cassette player in the living room. There is a gas outdoor barbeque. Dining may be indoors or alfresco under the stars, on your private garden patio overlooking the beach and sea. There is a night watchman for the whole complex.

Villa Notes:
Cook and staff are available to attend to your every need and work 6 days a week. Breakfast is usually served around 9:00 am, Lunch at 1:00 pm, and Dinner at 7:00 pm.

Quick Quote

Dates People Nightly
May 1, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
5 Night Minimum
1-6 people $500 USD
Dec 1, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
7 Night Minimum
1-6 people $900 USD
Dec 16, 2019 to Jan 5, 2020
14 Night Minimum
1-6 people $1,300 USD
Jan 6, 2020 to Apr 30, 2020
7 Night Minimum
1-6 people $900 USD
May 1, 2020 to Nov 30, 2020
7 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 7.5%, 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: Top Level
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Private terrace, Ocean View
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower
    • Bedroom 2: Top Level
      • 1 King/Twin, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower
    • Bedroom 3: Ground Level
      • 1 King/Twin, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Pool View, Exterior Access, Terrace/Balcony
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Tub/Shower


  • 1 Cook
  • 1 Housekeeper
  • 1 Security


  • Balcony
  • BBQ Outside (Gas)
  • Beachfront
  • Cable TV
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Golf Nearby
  • Great Views
  • Honeymoon
  • Internet Access/WiFi
  • Microwave
  • Pool at Villa
  • Resort Villas
  • Safe
  • Satellite
  • Shops Nearby
  • Staff Favorites
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Washer/Dryer
Pool 10ft x 6ft
Air Conditioning A/C in bedrooms
Location Beachfront, Merlin Bay
Beach Beachfront location
Groceries 5 minutes by car
Restaurants 5 minutes by car
Transfers Airport Transfers can be arranged as well as rental car delivery
Included Fully staffed
Children Welcome
Additional A security deposit hold of $750 will be placed on credit card and released pending no damages or incidentals.

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 4 for Ocean's Edge Villa - Merlin Bay

Great Spot

Ocean's Edge Villa - Merlin Bay, Barbados both review

We loved everything about this villa. There’s great snorkeling right out front from the beach, which rarely has anyone other than Merlin Bay guests. There’s also a lovely big pool shared with the 8 other units, as well as our own splash pools. Pam, the cook, is excellent, and the layout was perfect for our family. It would work for any three couples.
There’s lots to do, but a car is a must. Driving is easy, albeit on the left side of the road.
You should definitely take the Shasa catamaran trip and swim with the turtles.

We’ve relied on Andrew and WhereToStay for our last 2 trips to Barbados and St. Lucia. It’s been a pleasure, and they met all our expectations each time. We plan to work with them again next winter for our annual family trip.

Posted by Bill M

Ocean's View - A Great Villa

Ocean's Edge Villa - Merlin Bay, Barbados both review

We had a memorable holiday at Ocean’s View. What a great and perfect location for a family holiday. The accommodation is first class and the staff, Pam and Roxanne, were perfect. Pam cooked us some great bajun dishes and the boys loved the flying fish sandwiches. Roxanne kept the villa spotless and created her famous rum punch for us on a regular basis.
We would recommend this villa completely.
Ann and Steve Howe

Andrew was supportive throughout the booking process and was able to get us early access to the villa on the first day. Thanks.

Posted by Steve H


Ocean's Edge Villa - Merlin Bay, Barbados both review

I researched many options in a variety of areas. This villa surpassed expectations in comfort , location and staff.  It was worth the view alone, but add in lush tropical surroundings full of character and our welcoming staff of Pam and Tamika and you have a recipe for the perfect vacation.  We loved the snorkeling right off the beach, the resident birds and the monkey family we saw several times.  This was a family vacation with adult children and we truly relaxed, laughed and enjoyed the Bajan cuisine beautifully prepared by Pam.  We had rental cars and took several day trips to see the island which we all enjoyed….but always the highlight was returning to our villa, listening to the surf and looking forward to the next day.  The security was excellent and we all appreciated the warmth and friendliness of Barbados.  We would return in a heartbeat.

Shawna had some excellent suggestions for our stay and everything went smoothly with the stocking of the villa and food preparation prior to our arrival.  On our next Caribbean rental or visit this would certainly be my first stop for reservations.

Posted by Patti J

A Wonderful Vacation

Ocean's Edge Villa - Merlin Bay, Barbados both review

We enjoyed our stay at Ocean’s Edge Villa. It’s a lovely 3 story villa at the very end of Merlin’s Bay, and has an extra deck that overlooks the beach and ocean. Our kids, 6 and 8 years old, loved the bottom plunge pool. They practiced going underwater to retrieve items for hours on end, which really built their confidence and swimming strength, and because it’s only 4 feet deep we felt more comfortable as they practiced without life jackets.

The ladies working at the villa were wonderful and helpful in every way. Having fresh laundry ready and meals prepared for us was a very nice perk, not to mention their friendliness and solid advice for our day trips.
There are quite a few stairs in this villa, so for example, my mom, who was on the bottom floor, had some difficulty at times with climbing up and down. Although we enjoyed having meals prepared for us, there is quite a bit of planning that goes into deciding menus and which evenings we would be staying at the villa for supper. There is also the cost of groceries to keep in mind.

The view is breathtaking and the sound of the ocean at night as you sit on any of the patios/decks is rhythmic and lulling.

The kids would have loved it if the main pool had a water slide, but we found some water park inflatables for the kids at Mullin’s Beach.

Andrew was extremely helpful right up to the day we left. The “handoff” from Andrew to Andy had us a bit confused, but we figured it out!

Posted by Joanne And Jeff S


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