Villa in Gibbs Beach, St Peter, Nr. Holetown, Barbados, Caribbean - Quiet, Secure Location, 300m from Spectacular Beach
About John Short
Married with 4 children, Isobel (31), Alexander (27), Annabelle (3) and Lucie (baby). We spend as much time in Barbados as possible - having holidayed on the West Coast on and off for over 30 years. We have finished the property to our personal tastes, standards, and requirements, rather than blandly and economically just for letting purposes. This is always a risk, but I hope you like it. Much effort has gone into it. We have had some very kind comments from those who have stayed. I think that you will find everything in the house which you need, from wireless broadband to a professional Italian icecream-maker to a large selection of books - but if there's anything else you think it might benefit from, or anything which might be done better, please let us know.
John Short purchased this Villa in 2007
Why John Short chose Gibbes
Always used to stay at Cobblers Cove hotel, but having your own house only 2 minutes away is even nicer! Highlights for us in Barbados are, first and foremost, our wonderful housekeeper, Tammy; then, simply being on the West Coast, fish fresh out of the sea and then straight onto the barbecue, terrific restaurants in stunning beachside locations, lazing on the amazingly beautiful beach or around the pool, or meeting some of the locals and watching the sun set over a few rums in Braddy's Bar. The youngsters enjoy Harbour Lights, a nightclub by the sea in Bridgetown, which has a special magic about it. And everyone is friendly. When it's time to leave, I always feel as if I'm about to be executed - so I insist on having my next trip planned before flying off!
What makes this Villa unique
The location in a quiet, secure neighbourhood by all the best beaches, restaurants & hotels on Barbados is a huge advantage. The house and gardens are large and it provides a lot of space relative to the number of people it sleeps. There are no apartments next to you to be a disturbance. The patio and bar are great for entertaining or just having a relaxing barbecue on your own around the pool. If you wish to entertain, we know superb staff who at modest cost can help with food or making cocktails. You can have the best of both worlds by spending an afternoon or having a meal at Cobblers Cove, with all the service and resources that you would expect from a Relais & Chateaux hotel.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 1:00 pm
Smoking permitted outside & on upstairs balcony
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely house and pool close to Gibbs Beach
The house, pool and garden are just lovely. There is plenty of inside and outside space for guests to enjoy being with each other or having time on their own. The kitchen is really well equipped and a pleasure to cook in plus there is a gas hob and BBQ outside on the sheltered terrace. We were very well looked after by Tammy who was both helpful and informative about the location and facilities. A short walk away is one of the most beautiful beaches on the west coast. None of us wanted to go home!
Thank you, Clare. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. And thank you for booking for four weeks again in 2020 - absolutely my favourite sort of guest!
Amazing! Can’t wait to go back
We stayed at The Coral house from 29-9th January 2018. The house is beautiful and we had a fabulous stay. John was very helpful and accommodating with the booking and was in contact during our stay. The housekeeper Donna did all of our washing and made the beds most days. Lisa also had our essentials in the fridge for when we arrived which was a dream come true as saved us having to go out on the first day.
The house is a perfect location, you can walk to Mullins beach which was perfect for us. We had our 13 month old with us who didn’t get out of the pool!
We can’t wait to book and go back again- we’ve been to Barbados many times and stayed in hotels but after this trip we won’t be staying anywhere other than the Coral House in the future x
it was lovely to have Suzi and her family staying at the house you are all welcome again. looking forward to seeing you guys once more
Beautiful Coral House Stay
This house was lovely. The location, a short walk to wonderful Gibbs Beach and tucked away on a cul de sac was perfect for us. The beds were comfortable and we had a real rest. Donna looked after us all with kindness, care and discretion. The owner is very helpful when booking and with any issues. And the kitchen deserves a mention, it is extraordinarily well equipped for a holiday let. There is a wine fridge, 2 full sized fridges and freezers, brilliant kit including knives, a gelato maker, magimix, a Ferrari coffee machine etc etc. And it is air conditioned. Fabulous for anyone who enjoys cooking, or who doesn’t, as it is not a chore in this kitchen. Overall a lovely vibe and we will be going back soon. Thank you John.
Very good position everything you want.
I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay, Terry. It has been a pleasure hosting you, and your comments are greatly appreciated. Very many thanks. John.
Spectacular Barbados holiday!
Coral House is simply magnificent. Donna, the housekeeper was wonderful to us from the moment we arrived and became our friend during our 3 week vacation. The beach is a 3 minute stroll from the house and we enjoyed our days there. The large swimming pool in Coral House was a welcome relief from the heat and we spent our days relaxing and getting ready for the wonderful bajan food. The house is large, wonderfully equipped and we could not fault John the owner for his professionalism in dealing with our vacation. We cannot recommend this house highly enough and we will be back. Thank you John and Donna!
Our Stay in Barbbados at the Coral house
We had a great tie on the Island and renting this villa was perfect for 4 adults and 2 young children. Close enough to the beach but plenty of privacy and away from noisy beach road. The villa has a great set up for outdoor living and its location is great between Speightstown and Holetown. Donna made the house very nice and clean each day and the manager and owner were easily available. Beds and sheets are comfortable and soft. Kitchen is certainly well equipped and it was so nice to bbq or make ceviche from the fresh fish (tuna, swordfish, mahi mahi) bought a few mins drive towards Holetown. The Lonestar was by far our favourite place to eat and drink and it is only 6 mins drive from the villa! Gibbs beach is so nice and quiet, we were happy there we no beach bars or sun loungers, it made the beach feel private! What a great time we all had, hope to come back.
Gibbs Beach is about 300m away. It is relatively quiet and very beautiful. The next beach along (10 mins walk along the sand) is Mullins Beach which is more lively and has a bar/restaurant, ideal for lunch.
Grantley Adams airport is a 45 minute drive away.
The Coral House is situated just 300m from Gibbs Beach, on the famous Platinum Coast where most of the island's best restaurants, bars and beaches are located. It is a 10 minute drive from Holetown, where a shopping mall and 'Chattel village' are located. Two mins from the house is the local fish market, where fresh tuna, mahi-mahi, barracuda, red snapper, kingfish and marlin are obtainable. Golf, tennis, snorkeling, diving, water-skiing, jet-skiing, are all within easy reach.
This property provides a superb alternative to hotel accommodation, with prices starting at approximately US$115 per day per person (excluding flights, but including VAT). It offers a large amount of space and a good level of service with excellent facilities. A cook, chef, and/or butler can be hired at additional cost if required. However, the local restaurants are excellent, and the barbecue area is ideal for cooking and enjoying the local fish or excellent meat available from a range of suppliers. This will be a truly relaxing holiday which ticks all the boxes.