Nelson Gay


Details Rates
8,000 sq ft
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 12
Full Baths: 7
1/2 Baths: 1
$2,000 - $8,500/night


Nelson Gay is located on a half mile pristine, sandy beach with incredible swimming and a reef at one end ideal for snorkeling. A large area immediately in front of the house is roped off with buoys for safe swimming.

The villa occupies a two-acre beachfront site with spacious landscaped gardens. Many giant old trees offer shade and lush tropical vegetation and families of monkeys are a regular daily sight.

The villa was originally built in the 1950s for US Ambassador Scotten, a friend of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and constructed entirely of coral stone in the grand Palladian manner.

This seven-bedroom, nine-bath estate can sleep fourteen and up to eighteen. The friendly, efficient staff cook, clean, shop and give you exclusive five-star service. The house is ideal for holidays with children.

Nelson Gay is elegant, functional yet unpretentiously decorated and trepresents a rare example of a bygone era of elegance and good taste.

There are many antiques and works of art including an Erte original mural and a fine collection of Haitian paintings. There are five different place settings, including Wedgewood, Rosenthal and Mikasa crystal glasses and four cutlery sets. Dinner is by candle light and is served by your own cook, butler and a maid.

All bedrooms are individually air-conditioned and there are fans in all bedrooms.

Bathrooms: There are 8 en-suite baths (one bedroom has two baths) and one powder room.

Living Accommodation: There is a stunning living room with high ceilings. A large terrace overlooks the pool, garden and sea with two covered seating areas.

An elegant garden gazebo designed by well-known architect Larry Warren, by the beach seats up to 14 and is equipped with a wet bar and fridge. A dining table on partly covered terrace can seat up to 20. The formal dining room seats up to 12. The round table on the terrace seats 8.

The study/media room is equipped with reclining chairs, a Sony 52" TV, DVD, surround-sound. TVs are connected to satellite Direct TV in four bedrooms (both master bedrooms, North and South Wing bedrooms) and the study (2 rooms only have DVD). A music system with multiple surround-sound speakers features in the living room, terrace and gazebo. There is a library of more than 160 CDs and approximately 300 DVDs for all ages.

There are small weights, snorkels, masks, yoga mats, exercise balls, water weights, an inflatable pool for toddlers and various games. The garden has eight beach loungers, nine beach chairs and various seating arrangements. A gym and tennis court may be booked, subject to availability, next door at Cobblers Cove Hotel.

There is a stunning new swimming pool 50ft x 12ft x 4.5ft deep, tiled in green mosaic, near the ocean.

The house is ideal for children of all ages. There is a portable crib for babies up to nine months, a high chair, children’s plates, cutlery, buckets and spades and inflatable. The staff will prepare children’s meals at earlier times as needed. A baby-sitter can be arranged. Two sets of bedrooms are connected which is ideal for close supervision and easy monitoring.

Medical Equipment: A defibrillator and First Aid kit are available.

Laundry: There is a full-time laundress six days a week. She will do all your personal laundry. Try to avoid bringing items that require dry cleaning. The laundry has 2 washing machines and two clothes dryers. Hand washing is possible. Normally personal laundry is returned the same day.

Features & Amenities

Proximity & Views

  • Direct Beach Access
  • Ocean View
  • Beachfront


  • Fax Machine
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Stereo System
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Internet Access
  • DVD Player
  • Telephone


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Air Conditioning


  • In-Home Gym
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Private Pool


  • Laundry Services


1 King

Bedroom #1

1 King

Bedroom #2

1 Queen

Bedroom #3

1 Queen

Bedroom #4

1 King

Bedroom #5

2 Twins

Gracious beachfront estate perfect for families

  • Located on a half mile of beach
  • Two acres of gardens
  • Seven bedrooms

$2,000 - $8,500/night

Concierge Service Is Included With All Rentals

Our Barbados concierge team understands the intricacies and the unique elements that make Barbados a distinctive travel experience. Time & Place can help you plan the most memorable excursions and outings while you’re on the island, ensuring it’s the trip of a lifetime.

  • Rum tasting at Mount Gay
  • Hiking through Farley Hill National Par
  • Tour of the island and its waters by boat, whether on a private luxury sailboat or a catamaran.
  • Take you to a cricket match at Kensington Oval,

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