Nelson Gay, Barbados
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Nelson Gay


Waterfront
Godings Bay, St Peter, Barbados
‎(9 reviews)
9 BEDROOMS
5 King
3 Queen
2 Single
9.5 BATHROOMS
9 En-suite
0.5 Shared
21 GUESTS
Children Welcome

Experience the timeless allure of Nelson Gay, where six decades of charm and sophistication unfold across 1.5 acres of lush gardens. Nestled on a picturesque half-mile stretch of beach near Speightstown Barbados, this haven offers an aquatic playground with its surrounding waters and vibrant reef, perfect for swimmers and snorkelers alike.

Originally crafted as the residence of a United States Ambassador in the 1950s, the elegant coral stone mansion exudes Palladian grandeur, boasting 14-foot ceilings in its opulent living room. The villa's pièce de résistance is its magnificent 50-foot pool, adorned with Italian mosaic tiles depicting turtles and fish, gracefully beckoning towards the sea.

This family-friendly retreat boasts an array of tranquil spaces and dining options, from formal settings to enchanting al fresco venues, including the romantic ambiance of candlelit dinners. The interior, adorned in a predominantly white palette, harmonizes with the tropical surroundings, adorned with unique pieces and antiques. The sleeping quarters are serene and airy, offering plush beds, luxurious cotton sheets, and hypoallergenic pillows.

Indulge in cocktails by the sea within the elegant garden gazebo, complete with a convenient wet bar. For added privacy and comfort, two covered terraces flank the north and south wing bedrooms, while seaside guests relish in safe swimming and snorkeling amidst crystal-clear waters. Family-friendly amenities include an open-air gym and a Pickleball Court for active recreation.

With nine bedrooms in total, the main house features five ensuite bedrooms, along with a guest cottage and three charming chattel houses nestled within the garden. The master bedroom boasts a spacious adjoining bathroom, while another four-poster bedroom offers ensuite facilities. Two bedrooms provide flexible access between each other through shared bathrooms, ideal for connected family stays. The guest cottage, situated south of the main house, and the chattel houses near the pool and property entrance, offer additional accommodations.

For larger parties, an enchanting chattel house with ensuite bathrooms is available for supplementary rental, accommodating up to 18 guests.

Dedicated Villa Manager and staff attend to your every need, ensuring a truly relaxing and unforgettable holiday experience. Enjoy chef service with three meals daily, along with butler and housekeeping services provided six days a week.

Please note, an additional staffing charge of US$750/week applies to bookings exceeding 12 adults, payable in advance of arrival.

Lot Size: 1.5 acres
Construction Year: 1950
Stephanie K. Aug, 2020

We had a fabulous holiday at Nelson Gay in August. We were celebrating 2 big birthdays and could not have had a better time. The staff were attentive and friendly. Making every minute enjoyable for all guests age - 10 months to 70 years old. Nelson Gay is a perfect family vacation, a place where memories are made.

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Stephen H. Jul, 2019

Our recent stay at Nelson Gay with 12 of our good friends was specatular! The property is beautifully cared for by an attentive and excellent staff. The pool and grounds are lovely and we loved the monkey who visited us now and again! The food was terrfic and it was fun making selections with the chefs. We rented a paddle board and kayaks and really loved the beach area. Every need was attended to and we all the THE BEST time.....We will be back!

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Debbie D. Dec, 2017

Absolutely a wonderful place to stay! The staff is awesome and you are feet away from the ocean. Love the Nelson Gay!

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Katrin N. Dec, 2017

Wonderful Villa, big rooms, very nice heated pool, just by the beach. Beach not very busy (very much appreciated). The staff of the Villa was amazing and genuinely nice. The chef were real good and the staff was fun and very professional. Trustworthy and punctual.

Isle Blue assisted me every time I asked for up to my expectations, and you were very helpfulThank you so much. Wonderful working with your company.


Katrin Nov, 2017

It was a wonderful experience. What you see on the photos is what you get.
The house is big, high ceilings, has great size of rooms, space and nice atmosphere.
The pool is heated, the garden is beautiful, with a variaty of trees, bushes, flowers beautiful.
Access right at the beach with a sunset corner to have your drink while admiring the sun set
The staff is welcoming, warm, professional. They were there when needed and knew how to be discret.
You feel at home for your stay.

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Chris W. Apr, 2017

We first came to Nelson Gay in 2012 and have returned every year since. The owner lavishes the place with care and each year there's something more to admire. The staff completely make the place, and make sure we get a true holiday with not a care in the world. Nelson Gay is something from a more elegant age, and we absolutely love it. Next year is booked !

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Diane M. Mar, 2017

There were 16 of us plus an infant. Our visit to Nelson Gay was exquisite! The staff were all phenomenal and attended to our every need. The food was excellent, the accommodations were excellent, and the weather was perfect. We loved swimming in both the pool and ocean. Snorkeling was terrific and the local monkeys provided entertainment. We all would recommend Nelson Gay for anyone looking for a get-away vacation. Thanks again for providing such lasting memories from all of us. BEST VACATION EVER!!!

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Susan P. Feb, 2017

We have been to Barbados several times, and Nelson Gay House is the most wonderful place to stay. We took our adult children and their significant others, we didn't need all the bedrooms, but could see how many more people could be accommodated. Everything desired was available, from the use of tennis courts, spa, and water sports next door through Cobblers Cove, to the absolute privacy of the property for relaxing, to the proximity of Speightstown, and the accessibility of the water right out the gate. Some homes have wonderful views but no access! This home has both. The breakers afforded a place to snorkel, and for two days there were high enough waves to boogie board without fear of a rocky bottom. The staff was supremely professional. The chef did the shopping and prepared three meals a day, not the usual two we've been offered in the past. The laundry was done daily with our clothes brought back early each afternoon. The butler had coffee ready every afternoon at 4:00. The monkeys came and went, and we fed them only on the last morning, I recommend feeding them the first day! They are adorable and keep their distance. The landscaping is incredible as well. Banana and mango trees, breadfruit, even a sandbox tree. The bedrooms are comfortable and inviting. The formal dining room is exquisite, we only used it on Valentine's Day for two, by candlelight, after sending the kids out to Cin Cin! The house has the feel of a loved home, not just a rental house. There are games and snorkeling equipment, books and a Sonos system for music. You will never want to leave. We didn't!

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David A. Feb, 2017

Nelson Gay has a timeless charm and draws visitors into its embrace. From the moment you are greeted by the entire staff until the sad time when you have to bid them all farewell, you are guaranteed the most memorable experience. The position of the estate is ideal - on a beautiful (often virtually private) beach but within easy
walking distance of an attractive town in one direction and Cobblers Cove in the other. The bedrooms are light and airy: and we lunched and dined out of doors throughout our stay. The food is delicious - with optional menus offering plenty of suggestions as well as the opportunity to go off-piste.

Returning visitors to Barbados know what to expect in terms of the marvellous welcome and the opportunities to attempt the full range of sports and touring: or opt to do absolutely nothing except soak up the sun and wallow in the matchless sea. With its charming grounds, Nelson Gay provides a delightful base. Our party of nine enjoyed the most wonderful holiday.

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Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with a king-size bed, A/C, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 2: Master bedroom with a king-size four-poster bed, A/C, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 3 (Erte Room): Bedroom with a queen-size bed, A/C, TV and en-suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 4 (Green Room): Bedroom with two single beds, A/C, TV, private porch and en-suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 5 (South Wing): Bedroom with a queen-size bed, A/C, TV, private porch and en-suite his and hers bathrooms with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 6 (Cottage): Bedroom with a king-size bed, A/C, TV and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 7 (Chattel House 1): Bedroom with a queen-size bed, A/C, TV, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 8 (Chattel House 2): Bedroom with a king-size bed, A/C, TV, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 9 (Chattel House 3): Bedroom with a king-size bed, A/C, TV, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Note: There is a media room that can be made as an additional bedroom (with 3 single beds and a shared bathroom with a Master bedroom 2 for 3 additional children. For more info please contact our agent.

Interior Access Bedrooms: 5 Exterior Access Bedrooms: 4

  • Air Conditioning - Bedrooms
  • Basketball Hoop
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Towels
  • Cable TV
  • Chef Service
  • Fitness Room - Community Shared
  • Games Library
  • Gazebo
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ice Machine
  • Media Room
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Phone
  • Pickleball court
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Short Walk to Village
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Sound System
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Court(s) - Nearby
  • Tub
  • TV - Flat-Screen
  • TV - in each Bedroom
  • Voltage - 110
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • WiFi
  • Butler/Host
  • Chef/cook
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Laundress
  • Property Manager on Call
  • Security Guard
Housekeeping: Maid service 6 times per week
Chef : 3 meals per day
Core staff: Cook, Housekeeper, Maid, Gardener and Night-time Security – all supervised by a Part-Time Manager
For groups of more than 12 people over the age of 12, an additional staff charge of $750 (£625) per week will be added to your booking.
* Unless stated otherwise, the expenses for food and beverages are excluded and will be invoiced separately by the property.
SEASON BEDROOMS DAILY WEEKLY
2024 Apr 7 to Nov 23 April 7, 2024 - November 23, 2024 (5 night minimum)
5 $2,450.00 $17,150.00
6 $2,650.00 $18,550.00
7 $2,800.00 $19,600.00
8 $2,900.00 $20,300.00
9 $3,000.00 $21,000.00
2024 Nov 23 to Dec 15 November 23, 2024 - December 15, 2024 (5 night minimum)
6 $3,900.00 $27,300.00
7 $4,300.00 $30,100.00
8 $4,450.00 $31,150.00
9 $4,600.00 $32,200.00
2024 Dec 15 to 2025 Jan 5 December 15, 2024 - January 5, 2025 (7 night minimum)
9 Upon Request Upon Request
2025 Jan 7 to Apr 7 January 7, 2025 - April 7, 2025 (5 night minimum)
6 $3,900.00 $27,300.00
7 $4,300.00 $30,100.00
8 $4,450.00 $31,150.00
9 $4,650.00 $32,550.00
2025 Apr 7 to Nov 23 April 7, 2025 - November 23, 2025 (5 night minimum)
5 $2,450.00 $17,150.00
6 $2,650.00 $18,550.00
7 $2,800.00 $19,600.00
8 $2,900.00 $20,300.00
9 $3,000.00 $21,000.00
2025 Nov 23 to Dec 15 November 23, 2025 - December 15, 2025 (5 night minimum)
6 $3,900.00 $27,300.00
7 $4,300.00 $30,100.00
8 $4,450.00 $31,150.00
9 $4,600.00 $32,200.00
2025 Dec 15 to 2026 Jan 5 December 15, 2025 - January 5, 2026 (7 night minimum)
9 Upon Request Upon Request
2024 Apr 7 to Nov 23 April 7, 2024 - November 23, 2024 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $2,450.00
Weekly: $17,150.00
Bedrooms: 6
Daily: $2,650.00
Weekly: $18,550.00
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $2,800.00
Weekly: $19,600.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $2,900.00
Weekly: $20,300.00
Bedrooms: 9
Daily: $3,000.00
Weekly: $21,000.00
2024 Nov 23 to Dec 15 November 23, 2024 - December 15, 2024 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 6
Daily: $3,900.00
Weekly: $27,300.00
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $4,300.00
Weekly: $30,100.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $4,450.00
Weekly: $31,150.00
Bedrooms: 9
Daily: $4,600.00
Weekly: $32,200.00
2024 Dec 15 to 2025 Jan 5 December 15, 2024 - January 5, 2025 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 9
Daily: Upon Request
Weekly: Upon Request
2025 Jan 7 to Apr 7 January 7, 2025 - April 7, 2025 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 6
Daily: $3,900.00
Weekly: $27,300.00
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $4,300.00
Weekly: $30,100.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $4,450.00
Weekly: $31,150.00
Bedrooms: 9
Daily: $4,650.00
Weekly: $32,550.00
2025 Apr 7 to Nov 23 April 7, 2025 - November 23, 2025 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $2,450.00
Weekly: $17,150.00
Bedrooms: 6
Daily: $2,650.00
Weekly: $18,550.00
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $2,800.00
Weekly: $19,600.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $2,900.00
Weekly: $20,300.00
Bedrooms: 9
Daily: $3,000.00
Weekly: $21,000.00
2025 Nov 23 to Dec 15 November 23, 2025 - December 15, 2025 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 6
Daily: $3,900.00
Weekly: $27,300.00
Bedrooms: 7
Daily: $4,300.00
Weekly: $30,100.00
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $4,450.00
Weekly: $31,150.00
Bedrooms: 9
Daily: $4,600.00
Weekly: $32,200.00
2025 Dec 15 to 2026 Jan 5 December 15, 2025 - January 5, 2026 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 9
Daily: Upon Request
Weekly: Upon Request

Rates based on 18 guests.
There is a media room that can be made as an additional bedroom for 3 children. Available only on request.

Note: The rates above are subject to 12.5% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Swiss Franc, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Reservation deposit is 30%. Full balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellation Policy: For cancellations greater than 60 days prior to arrival, 15% of the gross rental rate is forfeited. Cancellation 59 days or less, 100% of gross rental is forfeited. Please note all Peak Season / Christmas and New Years reservations are non-refundable.
  • Check In / Check Out: 3PM - Early check in may be arranged in advance subject to availability and may be subject to supplement. / 12 noon - Late check out may be arranged subject to availability and may be subject to supplement
  • Damage Deposit: $3500
  • Children Welcome (all ages)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • All extra charges to be paid at end of stay in local currency.
  • Complimentary rental car delivery
  • Holiday/Festive Booking Condition: 50% deposit required. Balance due by September 1st.
  • Pool heating at extra cost
  • Provisions and groceries are not included
  • Rates are set in US Dollars. Prices in other currencies may fluctuate.
  • Utilities included
  • VAT taxes included in rates.
  • Villa orientation

Once a vacation home is selected, the pampered adventure begins. Our concierge team will assist with creating a magical and immersive vacation experience. Our services include

While available for advanced requests, the concierge team connects with guests 30 days prior to arrival to coordinate arrivals and to reserve desired services and experiences. Guests with scheduled Christmas/New Year stays will be contacted 90 days prior to arrival.

Advice, Answers and Tips
Explore our support articles for answers to your questions
Common Questions
Do we share the villa? click to close
No. You will not share the villa with another party. The villa is exclusively yours. If a larger villa offers a lower bedroom rate category, the villa will remain exclusively yours but the unrented bedrooms will be locked off.
For example, a 5 bedroom villa that offers a 3 bedroom rate will be the exclusive use of the guest but two bedrooms and their en-suite bathrooms will be locked off. Capacity is capped at 2 guests per bedroom.
Are we protected from fraud? click to open
Yes. Barbados Blue stands behind you throughout your entire vacation. Unlike other companies, each property we offer has been hand picked to ensure that our standards are met. All property managers are vetted and payments are required to be held in escrow. Our primary obligation is to ensure your satisfaction and to have an exceptionally memorable vacation.
Can you explain the reservation process? click to open
Once a reservation request is received, Barbados Blue will request a contract from the property manager for your dates of interest. Once the dates are confirmed and contract is received from the property manager, a payment will be required to confirm your reservation.
Once a reservation is confirmed, a concierge will welcome you to the planning stages of your vacation to assist with arrival logistics, rental cars, transfers, and a host of concierge services.
Can we arrange an early check in? click to open
Early check in may be possible but is at the sole discretion of the property manager. Early check in permission may not be granted until 24 hours prior to arrival.
Can we arrange a late check out? click to open
A late check out is rarely granted due to the turnover needs of a villa. A late check out may only be granted 24 hours prior to your departure from the property and only when there is no check in scheduled on the day of your check out. If a late check out is urgently needed please contact us.
Are transfers to the property included? click to open
Select villas may include a one way or roundtrip airport transfer while others may provide an escort or meeting point. Arrival logistics will be handled by your dedicated concierge as well as other concierge needs. The property's transfer policy will be listed under the Policies section.
What to expect upon arrival? click to open
In general, a villa orientation will be provided along with a key turnover. During the orientation, information and instructions for the property will be provided. Emergency contact information will be provided. We are available 7 days a week to assist with any urgent needs.
The arrival procedures due vary from villa to villa, select villas may include welcome provisioning while other properties will provide basic arrival information.
What is the cancellation policy? click to open
Since these vacation homes are one of a kind properties, the cancellation policy is strict. We highly recommend considering trip/travel insurance to protect against any unexpected cancellations or issues that may arise.
For more details, please visit Travel Protection
What happens if the property becomes unavailable after I reserve? click to open
In the unlikely event, the rented property becomes unavailable due to a major issue that may affect a guest's experience or a transfer of ownership, Barbados Blue will coordinate with the property manager to find an alternate property of equal or superior standard that is subject to the guest's approval. If an alternate property is not acceptable to the guest, the guest will receive a full refund.
Do you accept credit cards (American Express, Mastercard, or Visa)? click to open
Yes, we accept all major credit cards. American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. Please note that credit card charges may be subject to additional fees. There are no fees with payment by wire transfer or check.
In the near future, we expect to accept a greater variety of payment methods and currencies via Stripe.
Is housekeeping included? click to open
Housekeeping tends to be a standard among vacation homes but the frequency may vary greatly depending on the property manager’s standards. Most properties will offer daily housekeeping (except Sunday and holidays) while other villas may only provide a mid-week cleaning. Please refer to the Staff section to learn about the housekeeping frequency of the property.
Are towels and linens provided? click to open
Yes. The property will provide bath and pool towels along with linens. Towels and linens will be refreshed as needed.
Are toiletries and tissues provided? click to open
A property may supply an initial supply of soap, shampoo, toilet paper and paper towels but replenishment of supplies once exhausted may be the responsibility of the guest. Each property varies in their handling of toiletries and paper products.
Is a hair dryer available? click to open
A hair dryer should be available at the property. Upon arrival, please check the bathrooms or closet. Typically, a hair dryer is included in each bathroom.
Is an iron included? click to open
Typically yes, irons tend to be standard equipment for vacation homes. Please ask the property representative upon orientation for the location of the iron.

Plan your dream destination wedding or special Caribbean event. The villa is available for wedding receptions and special events.   

Maximum guests:
Maximum guests for cocktail event: 100 guests
Maximum guests for a seated dinner event: 50 guests

Rental rates:
The villa requires five nights minimum rental of the villa at the regular rental rates. The event fee is one (1) night's rental at the applicable rate of the date, plus 19% taxes.

Refundable security deposit: USD $1,500.00 standard deposit + USD $3,000.00 additional security deposit for events.
NB the security deposit is not released until two (2) weeks after even

Clients are also required to hire outside caterers as well as rent chairs, tables, tents, glasses, cutlery, and crockery.

Terms and conditions:
The villa does not allow unregistered guests to stay overnight. Overnight guests are restricted to the 2 guests per rented bedroom and must be declared. Guests are responsible for the set-up and clean up of the event. The event may not occur within 24 hours of departure. For example, with a Saturday departure guests must hold the event on Thursday or sooner. Guests must abide to local ordinances.

Please contact our villa specialists to assist you in selecting the perfect wedding venue for your special occasion.

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    Book a 5-night stay or longer with a minimum of US$5000 rental rate, and we'll pamper you with a US$200 Concierge Credit that can be used towards a range of exclusive services to make your stay truly unforgettable.

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    Spa Services: Relax and rejuvenate with a wide range of spa treatments right in the comfort of your villa. Indulge in massages, facials, and more.
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    Tours: Explore the local culture and attractions with our curated tours. From historical sites to culinary adventures, we've got you covered.
    Excursions: Dive into thrilling adventures with our exciting excursions. 

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    Terms and Conditions:
    - Promotion valid for new bookings made between April 1, 2024 and June 30, 2024.
    - Concierge Credit is non-transferable and has no cash value.
    - Concierge Credit does not apply to car rental or chef service.
    - Services are subject to availability and must be booked in advance.
    - Other terms and conditions may apply.

     


    Offer ends: June 30, 2024

    Offer cannot be combined with other offers | Offer based on availability | Minimum night stay required | Non-transferrable | No cash value | Promotion is only valid on new reservations | Black-out dates may apply | Rates subject to tax and service charge
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WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING

"We had a fantastic time and cannot wait to go back. This was our 9th trip to Barbados so we are quite familiar with it and were very pleased with the location of the property and the facilities. The staff were very friendly - we will definitely use your services again :) Thank you !"
Gaby G.
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