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Salle(s) de bain
Les réservations annulées au moins 14 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 7 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%.
Does what it says on the tin!
Would we stay there again? Yes please!
Excellent communication from before we arrived: Dave (super tall taxi-van driver) met us at the airport even though we were an hour late (LIAT for you), then took us to a supermarket; Viv was there to explain & handover to Shaneisha as he was away for a while; Rob was always in contact if Viv couldn't help.
Excellent house: welcoming, huge outdoor covered verandahs which became our default living area with the fans on - it was pretty hot and humid; AC in the bedrooms at night; fully equipped kitchen, great to have a water filter tap & coffee filters - so nice to have the food essentials left by previous guests; we used the kayak often; loads of towels etc.
Great BBQ, also used nearly every day (fresh but frozen fish from the fish market, yum). Jordan's Supermarket dropped us off after a big shop, so that was handy. We managed the week with only public transport.
Excellent Gibbs beach nearby: we were super lucky to see turtles hatching just after sunset on our last evening. Also great for snorkelling even for beginners as the fish and low rocks are close inshore. But also sandy areas if you just want to swim (and quiet at all times of the day when we were there). One needs to use the outdoor shower by the back as the sand is very sticky on sunblock and hides everywhere.
Folkestone Marine Beach (bus ride south) was great for snorkelling too, although the showers weren't working, and it is quite popular in the evenings. We didn't see any turtles but lots of other marine life. Beers pricey.
Buses easy to use and can certainly be an adventure (beware if the music is really loud, the driver may be racing the bus behind. Or maybe that was just our experience!) Now $3.50/trip since July 2019.
Mullins beach has a small bar, but no food when we were there. Chris's place (15mins uphill stroll from the house) has great food.
Cons: nothing to do with Gibbs Palms per se. We were out of season so it was pretty hot and humid (over 32 degrees C some days) and didn't really cool down at night. Result: very hungry and voracious mosquitos and sandflies and other biting insects. We used about a bottle of spray each in a week. Although the house is ideal for the beach and even a hot walk into Speightstown, it was off-season, so not many food options in walking distance. But we managed! Lucky for the next guests the mangoes in the garden weren't ripe yet, as we'd have eaten them all. The limes were delicious in our drinks...
I am glad your group enjoyed your vacation and stay at Gibbs Palms. It sounds like you did a lot and explored. Seeing the Turtles hatching is a rare treat. I have never witnessed it in my 50 years. Gibbs Beach would have more possibilities of seeing them, it being a quieter more private beach. The summer season does bring more mosquitoes with the rain, that is why we have screens/mesh on all the windows. In the dryer winter season they are less important.
I hope you can return at some point.
Fits like a glove
This was our second stay and everything just gets better. Thank you Rob and Honor. The house was wonderful, we loved the new bedroom colour and the new gas BBQ. The classic brick one was a challenge for us. We will always go in June now because it is so wonderfully quiet and relaxing. Gibbes beach was ours most days to walk, swim and enjoy to ourselves. The people are so friendly around the island and glad to see you because of the fewer tourists around. The mangoes were insane all around the island! The tree in the yard produces the tastiest we have ever had. More than we could eat, we could not keep up with them. Making mango banana smoothies and sometimes daiquiris was a glorious daily treat.
It is only about 2 degrees warmer than in the winter and 100 times nicer than at home this time of year. We are going to work out the details to get back next year. Thanks Again. Terry and Julie
An excellent property, slightly off the beaten track but close to everything you need. the property manager is easily available if you need anything and the grounds are very private and peaceful.
Wonderful relaxing holiday near the beach
This is the fifth year we have rented Gibbs Palms, ranging from three-week to six-week stays.
We love the more traditional style of this cottage, with the relaxing garden and closeness to Gibbs Beach, which is only a five minute walk away.
The owners, Rob and Honor continue to make annual improvements to the cottage.
It's always a relaxing, chill out stay for us on the island, and we are already planning to re-book for 2020.
Wow! What a great five-week stay at Gibbs Palms in Barbados! It is not our first stay here, but it was our very best. We have always loved Gibbs Palms, but the most recent improvements have made it our perfect home away from home. The recent addition of air conditioning in the two bedrooms along with kitchen and master bathroom upgrades and new light fixtures in the living room were greatly appreciated. The patios and the yard remain among the highlights of this modestly priced rental. There is no better bargain for staying so close to one of the best beaches on the West Coast of Barbados. This is one property that is actually better than described and better than the pictures! Highly recommended! We will be back- already booked for five weeks next year!