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Merlin Bay - Firefly, Barbados
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Merlin Bay - Firefly

The Garden, St James, Barbados
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3 BEDROOMS
1 King
1 Kings/2 Twins
1 Queen
3 BATHROOMS
3 En-suite
6 GUESTS
Children Welcome

The Merlin Bay 6 - Firefly property offers travelers a wonderful space in which to enjoy a Barbados vacation. Just a short walk to the beach, it provides a long list of premium amenities and services in a residential-style setting of unusual charm and good looks.

Situated in the Merlin Bay community, this villa provides guests with the use of a large, free-from pool open only to members or guests of the community. There is also a private beach access through a charming path in the grounds, and guests may use the private beachside shower as well.

In the villa itself, travelers enjoy the attentive services of their private cook who prepares three meals daily in the large and modern kitchen. There is also housekeeping and house management that ensures all your needs are met. Then there is the utterly private and charming plunge pool. Tucked into an elegant and enchanting little courtyard, it is surrounded by tropical plants and its own palms swaying above.

Framed by a terra cotta terrace, it offers space to lounge or dine by the water. Through the elegant, arched doors you enter the beautiful great room. With a pale palette accented with warm, tropical floral textiles and a blend of sage green and apricot décor, it features the sunken living room that steps up to the dining room area, and then meets the wonderful gourmet kitchen.

There are three large and appealing bedrooms in the villa as well. One features a large terrace with small dining niche, and the rest feature pool area access or private balconies with sea views. All offer you a luxurious king bed and large, private bath.

The many amenities, features and services of the Merlin Bay 6 - Firefly make it a wonderful find. With its amazing location and array of private living spaces, it is an idyllic family or group retreat.

Merlin Bay 6, Firefly Staff includes:
Cook - 6 days per week.  8 hours a day. Prepares up to 2 meals a day
Housekeeper- 6 days per week. 8 hours per day
Villa Manager - Visits property regularly and available on demand
Security / Guard - 7 days per week. 12 hours per day
Cost of food and gratuities are not included.

Villa Merlin Bay 6, Firefly additional amenities:
Direct Beach Access
Plunge Pool
Community Pool
Location: The Garden, St. James

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

Bedroom 2: Second floor bedroom with a queen-size bed, A/C, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 3: Ground floor bedroom with two single beds (can be made up as a queen-size bed), A/C, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.

  • Air Conditioning - Bedrooms
  • Alfresco Dining Area
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bed and Bath Linens
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Chef Service
  • Children Welcome
  • Coffee Maker
  • Golf (Nearby)
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Phone
  • Secured Parking
  • Short Walk to Village
  • Tub
  • View - Ocean/Sea
  • View - Sunset
  • Voltage - 110
  • WiFi
  • Chef/cook
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Property Manager on Call
  • Security Guard
Housekeeping: Daily maid service except Sundays & holidays
Cook : 2 meals per day (at client's choice)
  • Community
  • Outdoor
  • Plunge Pool
  • Private
  • Damage Deposit: $750
  • Children Welcome (all ages)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • Beginning July 1, 2020 all new bookings for arrivals from January 1, 2021 will be subject to a new tax of 14%.
  • Holiday/Festive Booking Condition: 50% deposit required. Balance due by September 1st.
  • Provisions and groceries are not included
  • Rates are set in US Dollars. Prices in other currencies may fluctuate.
  • Utilities included
  • Villa orientation
  • Check In: 3PM
  • Check Out: noon
  • Reservation deposit is 30%. Full balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellation Policy: In Winter, for cancellations greater than 91 days prior to arrival, 15% of the gross rental is forfeited. Cancellation 90 days or less, 100% of gross rental is forfeited. In Summer, for cancellations greater than 61 days prior to arrival, 15% of the gross rental is forfeited. Cancellation 60 days or less, 100% of gross rental is forfeited. Please note all Christmas and New Years reservations are non-refundable.
Covid 19 Policy

For new bookings travel dates in 2020 and 2021, the property manager is modifying the booking policy as follows :
~ 30% deposit / Balance due 45 days prior to arrival
~ Festive Period: 50% deposit / Balance due 75 days prior to arrival

For new bookings travel dates in 2020 and 2021, the property manager is modifying the cancellation policy as follows :
~ If guests cancel the reservation more than 30 days prior to the arrival, 15% of the Gross Rental will be forfeited.
~ If guests cancel the reservation within 30 days of the arrival date, 100% of the Gross Rental will be forfeited and kept as a voucher credit for travel within 12 months from original booked date in the same villa.
~ If guests cancel the reservation falling within the Festive Season, 100% of the Gross Rental will be forfeited or kept as a voucher credit for travel within 12 months from original booked date in the same villa.

The Covid-19 Modified Cancellation Policy is applicable in the event that :

1. The Barbados government refuses passengers’ entry based on their origin (whether by residence, recent travel to a particular destination, or based on flight origin).
2. A Foreign government issues a specific travel ban to or from Barbados that prevents a guest from traveling.
3. A Level 3 CDC Warning or Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) Advisory against Barbados must exist.

Travel dates: July 1st, 2020. - December 15th, 2020.
Edited on: October 5th, 2020.
SEASON BEDROOMS DAILY WEEKLY
2020 Apr 15 to Dec 15 April 15, 2020 - December 15, 2020 (5 night minimum) 3 $350.00 $2,450.00
2020 Dec 15 to Dec 20 December 15, 2020 - December 20, 2020 (7 night minimum) 3 $680.00 $4,760.00
2020 Dec 20 to 2021 Jan 11 December 20, 2020 - January 11, 2021 (14 night minimum) 3 $1,000.00 $7,000.00
2021 Jan 11 to Apr 15 January 11, 2021 - April 15, 2021 (7 night minimum) 3 $680.00 $4,760.00
2021 Apr 15 to Dec 15 April 15, 2021 - December 15, 2021 (5 night minimum) 3 $350.00 $2,450.00
2021 Dec 15 to Dec 20 December 15, 2021 - December 20, 2021 (7 night minimum) 3 $680.00 $4,760.00
2021 Dec 20 to 2022 Jan 11 December 20, 2021 - January 11, 2022 (14 night minimum) 3 $1,000.00 $7,000.00
2022 Jan 11 to Apr 15 January 11, 2022 - April 15, 2022 (7 night minimum) 3 $680.00 $4,760.00
2020 Apr 15 to Dec 15 April 15, 2020 - December 15, 2020 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $350.00
Weekly: $2,450.00
2020 Dec 15 to Dec 20 December 15, 2020 - December 20, 2020 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $680.00
Weekly: $4,760.00
2020 Dec 20 to 2021 Jan 11 December 20, 2020 - January 11, 2021 (14 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $1,000.00
Weekly: $7,000.00
2021 Jan 11 to Apr 15 January 11, 2021 - April 15, 2021 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $680.00
Weekly: $4,760.00
2021 Apr 15 to Dec 15 April 15, 2021 - December 15, 2021 (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $350.00
Weekly: $2,450.00
2021 Dec 15 to Dec 20 December 15, 2021 - December 20, 2021 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $680.00
Weekly: $4,760.00
2021 Dec 20 to 2022 Jan 11 December 20, 2021 - January 11, 2022 (14 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $1,000.00
Weekly: $7,000.00
2022 Jan 11 to Apr 15 January 11, 2022 - April 15, 2022 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $680.00
Weekly: $4,760.00

Note: The rates above are subject to 11.5% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Canadian Dollars, Swiss Franc, Barbadian Dollars and Australian Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.

Date Unavailable Availability calendar may not reflect up to date reservation information.
Availability subject to change.

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REVIEWS

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Dawn J. Nov, 2018

... a wonderful time as always !

Dawn J. May, 2018

We had a wonderful time. Cook, Roslyn, and housekeeper, Marlene, are brilliant. Property perfectly located.

Gregory C. Jul, 2017
Source: HomeAway/VRBO

My friends and i, had a fantastic time staying at your villa it was well organized, clean and tranquil, your staff was pleasant and willing to assist us, each room was very cozy and relaxing from a long day out. I was also pleased we had everything to our convenience, also all the necessities we needed so we were very comfortable. Thanks again to your staff in Barbados for making it an enjoyable stay. Looking forward to visiting next year.

Christian M. May, 2016
Source: HomeAway/VRBO

My family and I had a very pleasant stay and loved every minute of it. The staff was wonderful and very cheerful the whole time we were there. I would recommend this place without hesitation to anyone.

Janice T. Apr, 2016
Source: TripAdvisor/FlipKey

My husband and I plus two of our children in their 20's stayed at the Firefly Villa at Merlin Bay for a week in April. The villa is around a 10 min, drive from Holetown and within walking distance of a number of restaurants. I loved the fact that the villa had 3 BR with King-sized beds and bathrooms. Each BR had its own terrace and the Master Suite had a beautiful little terrace where we had our coffee in the morning and watched the Sea. The villa was very private and had its own plunge pool which was cleaned every day, as well as a main pool. It was also a short walk to the beautiful beach and sea.

The villa rental includes its own cook and housekeeper, both of whom were very friendly and efficient. It was nice not having to cook but the trade-off is somewhat a lack of privacy. We really like to BBQ (a small BBQ is included with the villa) and would have preferred that the Cook come for perhaps a couple of days rather than for the whole stay, but having the Housekeeper was great.

The kitchen appliances were dated and the fridge did not work properly and should be replaced. The oven was replaced during our stay.

The only downside really for us was the noise coming from the nearby villas where there were young children who started crying around 7am. Although we could not necessarily see the people staying there, we definitely could hear them and they did not make any attempt to keep quiet. I realize there was no way to avoid the noise but it did mar our experience somewhat as the noise was pretty constant.

Jackie P. Feb, 2016
Source: HomeAway/VRBO

Firefly was a perfect fit for our family of 4. The views from the second floor balconies were incredible, the back patio relaxing, the pool quiet and the beach was perfect. The swimming and snorkeling were terrific. The condo itself was suitable but could use a kitchen upgrade as the current one is very tired and a bit "sticky". The beds and pillows are tired so a person with a bad back may be quite uncomfortable. All in all, we enjoyed our stay immensely and would return.

Nicola M. Jan, 2016
Source: HomeAway/VRBO

Our experience here was fab and everyone was so nice. We cant wait to return!

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"Portico 5 is an absolutely beautiful villa on the West coast of Barbados - close to Bridgetown, Holetown and many restaurants, shopping and of course the beach. The villa is immaculate - very spacious, beautifully decorated and very comfortable - a small gym on site was used by us all daily and we were able to cook wonderful meals and enjoy them on the verandah overlooking the ocean ! The beach is easily accessible and very calm. Snorkeling right in front of the villa revealed many aspects of marine life including a turtle! Most of all - the staff at the villa were wonderful including Kery Ann, Nicole and Mark. Jennifer the Property Manager was readily available for any information or bookings we required. Isle Blue was a delight to interact with - everything was arranged to detail and many emails were sent to confirm that all was well - Lisa and Mary - excellent job!!! In summary - beautiful villa, great staff and the booking by Isle Blue - perfect!! "
Linda S.
Portico 5
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