Villa Merlin Bay - Ocean View Barbados. If heading to Barbados, it is likely that you will want easy and direct access to the famous beaches that ring the island, but you might also want the privacy and luxury of a villa. The Villa Merlin Bay - Ocean View delivers just that, and more. It is a stunning, three-bedroom property that features multiple levels of truly stylish and comfortable living spaces, but also places you just steps from a private beachfront area. Yet, the grounds of this wonderful property also offer other upscale amenities.
The villa is part of a small complex of eight, luxurious villas that all frame a central garden and pool area. Made of native stone and in a gracious, rounded design, it is surrounded by swaying palms and mature plantings that offer a shaded or sunny spot to savor the flawless weather. Just a few steps take you to the private beachfront just beyond the screening of palms. However, if you also prefer a private swim, your villa is furnished with an oversized plunge pool on the private terrace. It too is surrounded and screened by palms and is the perfect spot for late night and early morning dips, too.
The main living level of the villa opens to the garden and is designed in a stepped fashion that starts at the upper level where the spacious, modern kitchen offers a charming and appealing place to make meals, drinks or snacks. It opens to the dining room which takes in views of the larger pool area or the private terrace. A few steps take you to the living room with banquette sofa and entertainment space.
The three bedrooms each open to private upper terraces, and feature ensuite baths. All three are luxurious king suites. The Villa Merlin Bay - Ocean View is a perfect choice for a family or group of friends looking to enjoy it all.
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with a king-size bed, A/C, private balcony and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum
Bedroom 2: Bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made up as two single beds), A/C, access to terrace and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum
Bedroom 3: Bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made up as two single beds), A/C, access to terrace and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum
|2019 Jan 11 to Apr 15 January 11, 2019 - April 15, 2019 (5 night minimum)||3||$748.00||$5,236.00|
|2019 Apr 15 to Dec 15 April 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019 (5 night minimum)||3||$385.00||$2,695.00|
|2019 Dec 15 to Dec 20 December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019 (5 night minimum)||3||$748.00||$5,236.00|
|2019 Dec 20 to 2020 Jan 11 December 20, 2019 - January 11, 2020 (10 night minimum)||3||$1,200.00||$8,400.00|
|2020 Jan 11 to Apr 15 January 11, 2020 - April 15, 2020 (5 night minimum)||3||$748.00||$5,236.00|
|2020 Apr 15 to Dec 15 April 15, 2020 - December 15, 2020 (5 night minimum)||3||$385.00||$2,695.00|
|2020 Dec 15 to Dec 20 December 15, 2020 - December 20, 2020 (5 night minimum)||3||$748.00||$5,236.00|
|2020 Dec 20 to 2021 Jan 11 December 20, 2020 - January 11, 2021 (10 night minimum)||3||$1,200.00||$8,400.00|
Note: The rates above are subject to 12%
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The villas at Merlin Bay are not new and glossy, but are really well designed to allow a family plenty of space and privacy. The plunge pools are great, but the kids rapidly move on to the bigger communal pool, which is big enough for a few families to enjoy simultaneously. And then on to the gentle ocean beach for a bit of wading and snorkeling.
We stayed in Ocean View, which is actually one of the furthest from the ocean in the complex, but has a great view, and great privacy for our family of five (two adults, one 16 year old, one 13 and one 9 year old).
We had the benefit of a wonderful housekeeper but didn't have the cook this time (we've stayed in Gingerbread before, with a cook, which was also great). We found that there is just TOO MUCH food when there is a chef.
The gardens around the complex are beautiful, and the whole place feels intimate and long way from the big resort feel, but super close to the very private little beach just below the pool.
The location, while a fair distance from the bigger towns, is actually a benefit if you have a car and can get to more interesting and remote parts of the island.
The agency was super helpful and fun of practical advice for getting the best out of our stay.
We'd go again in heartbeat!
We stayed in Ocean View (villa #5) and it was fabulous!
Steps from the pool (we had our own "plunge pool" on the deck) and a few more steps to the beach. The location was perfect!! The staff (Patsy and Yvonne) were wonderful. We will definitely stay here again.