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Nelson Gay - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat

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6 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
12 guests
5 nights minimum
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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. ...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 are two charming cottages, 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. 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. Special arrangements can be made to sleep extra guests (up to 18-20 guests in total). This will require the use of two cottages, each sleeping two, and use of the media room (with shared bathroom). Extra cost for each of these bedrooms would be an additional $US100 + 3.75% Room Rate Levy, capped at USD 17.50 per bedroom per night + 1.5% Service Fee. Good to Know: Located in Barbados, Blue Sky Luxury is the local owner representative for this property. Additional amenities: Beach Chairs, Concierge, JetSki (Personal Watercraft), Media Library, Private Chef Service Fee: 1.7200 Service Fee Shared Economy Levy: 10.0000 Shared Economy LevyMore
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
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Listed Since:August 2012
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Reviewed 16 July 2019

To celebrate a big birthday I convened 4 families for a week at Nelson Gay. Ages from 5 to 55, 8 adults, 8 children. Everyone had a great time. Beautiful house, gardens and beach. Local scuba expert got 3 of us through certification. (Scubarbados) Perfect...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Paul T
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

Thanks so much for the review Paul! So thrilled to hear that you lot had a great stay at Nelson Gay. Congrats on the scuba certification - well done! So happy that the staff and property was accommodating to your entire party and we appreciate...More

Reviewed 27 June 2019

My family of 15 stayed at Nelson Gay in June 2019. The ages of my family ranged from 80 years old to 13 months old. My Mother has some mobility issues but she managed perfectly at this home and we even managed to get her...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank CWilsonChesapeake_VA
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely and detailed review! I'm sure the staff, especially the chef, at Nelson Gay would be delighted to hear your kind words. We are also extremely happy to hear that your mother was able to spend some time in...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2019

Magical house set in a beautiful location. We have stayed at Nelson Gay several times and it is perfect for a large family of all different ages. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and we were very well fed and looked after by the fantastic staff!

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Linda W
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2019

Thanks so much for this review, Linda! Happy to hear you had another wonderful stay at Nelson Gay. I will pass on your kind words to the house staff - they definitely make the stay extra special. Hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed 26 December 2018

As a group of 13, we had the greatest vacation at the Nelson Gay. Everything was perfection. The people who work on the property are a delightfully sunny bunch. The property itself was like something from a fantasy, on the beach, beautiful, relaxing and spectacular....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank ElaineNYC123
BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2018

Thanks so much for this lovely review! We are thrilled to hear you had the greatest vacation at Nelson Gay! I will pass on your kind words to the staff - sure to put a smile on their faces. Thanks again, hope to see you...More

Reviewed 18 December 2018

I was immediately gobsmacked by the architectural charm of the villa and its luxuriant garden of tropical plants and towering trees .The staff were WONDERFUL and the cook made us absolutely delicious meals. The seemingly-private pristine beach is beyond the swimming pool and only 5...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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BlueSkyL2, VR Owner at Nelson Gay - Palladian-Style Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Hi Neil, thanks so much for the review! We are thrilled to hear you were gobsmacked by Nelson Gay's charm. We agree, the staff is just simply wonderful - happy to hear you enjoyed their company. Hope to see you soon again!

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
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