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This idyllic Mediterranean inspired three-bedroom villa complex sits on the exclusive The Garden, St. James Barbados with lush mature gardens and stunning ocean views. Designed with outdoor living in mind, the villa features a unique tiered open plan design that draws the gorgeous scenery into every room.

The kitchen is modern and tucked away and the villa comes with a friendly cook who can prepare all your meals to your taste.

The formal dining room leads down through the breezy living room and out onto the lovely covered verandah where you can enjoy al fresco meals overlooking the gardens and guests have a choice of using the private plunge pool or lounging by the larger resort pool and sun deck with friends. The bay is very secluded and calm with excellent snorkelling and even the occasional visiting sea turtle!

Coastal chic decor blends with the cool clay tiles, spacious terraces and high whitewashed ceilings and the three bedrooms are elegantly furnished with island colours and each is en suite and has access to the patio via French doors.

The bustling Holetown is a short five-minute drive south and is home to many exceptional restaurants, luxury and local boutiques and a vibrant nightlife any given day of the week. The quaint fishing town of Speightstown is just north and offers a more local experience with casual beach bars, art galleries and museums.

There is a security guard at Merlin Bay and guests are well looked after by the friendly and efficient staff.

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Rates & Fees


Category Date Range Rate Min stay
Winter Jan 11 2021 to Apr 14 2021 $915 per Night 5 Nights
Summer Apr 15 2021 to Dec 14 2021 $485 per Night 5 Nights
Winter Dec 15 2021 to Dec 19 2021 $915 per Night 5 Nights
Christmas and New Year's Dec 20 2021 to Jan 10 2022 $1,290 per Night 10 Nights
Winter Jan 11 2022 to Apr 14 2022 $915 per Night 5 Nights
Summer Apr 15 2022 to Dec 14 2022 $485 per Night 5 Nights
Winter Dec 15 2022 to Dec 19 2022 $915 per Night 5 Nights

Other Fees

Damage Waiver(non-refundable) $99 Flat  


Shared Economy LevyShared Economy Levy 10.00%
Service ChargeService Charge 1.50%


Check-in time: 15:00 Check-out time: 12:00

Amenities & Activities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Housekeeping/Staff
  • Pool
  • Wifi
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  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • DeepSea Fishing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind surfing


  • Health & Beauty Spa
  • Reefs


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite or cable
  • Sound System
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Housekeeping/Staff
  • Pool
  • Wifi

Indoor Features

  • Bed Linens
  • Pool/Beach Towels
  • Safe
  • Toiletries


  • Cooking utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Freezer
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Stove Top Burners
  • Toaster

Nearby Facilities

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Marina
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Outdoor Features

  • Balcony
  • Beachfront
  • Communal Pool
  • Dining Table
  • Furnished Terrace/Balcony
  • Garden
  • Garden Chairs
  • Lounging Area
  • Outdoor grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Plunge Pool
  • Poolside Lounge Chairs
  • Private Pool


  • Cook
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Security Guard(s)

Additional Information

Cook - Provides three meals per day.

Special Health and Safety Measures

  • Disinfectant used for cleaning
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed at high-temp
  • Masks and Distancing protocols during Check-in/Checkout
  • Min 48 hours between stays
  • Self-checkin/checkout available

Industry Association Recommended Cleaning Practice: SafeHome


Bedrooms (3)

Suite 1 | Master 1 King 2 Guests Additional Info
Suite 2 1 King 2 Guests  
Suite 3 2 Single 2 Guests Additional Info

Bathrooms (3)

Bathroom 1 | MasterToilet, Tub/Shower Combo
Bathroom 2Toilet, Shower
Bathroom 3Toilet, Shower


Merlin Bay, Barbados

A hidden gem nestled along the West Coast of Barbados on a beautiful white sand beach. Featuring a large communal pool and eight intimate Mediterranean styled villas, these homes are each completely unique and private providing for a bespoke Barbados holiday like no other.

Barbados is a beautiful island on the eastern tip of the Caribbean. Its most famous asset is, of course, its white-sand beaches and azure sea, both of which combine to produce some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Those looking to simply relax by the beach tend to prefer the Caribbean side, which is located in the south and west of the island and offers calm, warm, light-blue water. Those looking to surf or windsurfing, though, will prefer the waves of the Atlantic waters on the east side.

Nightlife and dancing lovers, meanwhile, would be wise to stay near all the action on the St Lawrence Gap, which offers a wide variety of local performances such as the famously colourful Tuk band, known to wow audiences with their skills on the bass drum, kettle drum, and penny whistle. Our wide selection of Barbados luxury vacation rentals may help make your stay complete, but, no matter where you stay, you will enjoy access to pristine beach fronts, world-class golf courses, duty-free shopping, and a wide range of entertainment options.

Dining Options
Barbados boasts an exquisite selection of restaurants offering a wide array of culinary specialties. Ranging from delicious local dishes to international cuisine prepared by some of Europe and the Caribbean’s top chefs, Barbados dining choices are seemingly endless.

The West Coast is home to many of the island's most popular dining spots, including five-star restaurants, quaint local eateries and specialty restaurants offering an assortment of cosmopolitan flavours, including Asian, Indian, Italian and French-inspired menus. In recent years the South Coast has also seen a boom in fine dining facilities, and you can find many local favourites nestled among the hotels and entertainment venues.

During the day most establishments accept casual attire, however visitors should keep in mind that Barbados is a conservative island and appropriate cover-ups and shoes are required, even at the beach bars. In the evening, a more formal dress code is expected, however a dinner jacket is not required.

A nominal gratuity is often included in the bill, especially for larger parties; however it is at the discretion of the guest to increase or decrease the amount as they deem appropriate.

World Class Golf
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course features a 6,870-yard 18-hole championship course with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, well-maintained greens and beautiful tropical surroundings. The par-72 course offers a challenging set-up, with the par threes renowned as some of the best in the world. The course is studded with bunkers, some taking advantage of the natural environment, including a coral stone quarry between the 5th and 6th hole and a ravine bordering a tight green at the 12th hole. Each hole is designed to accommodate a range of player expertise.

With spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, verdant greens and vivid tropical blooms and lush gullies lining the fairways, Sandy Lane Golf Club is renowned as one of the most stunning courses in the Caribbean. Part of the 5-star Sandy Lane Resort, the Country Club strives to provide players with a golfing experience like none other. The first course designed outside the United States by distinguished course architect Tom Fazio, the Country Club features open fairways, angled slopes and five lakes. With five par threes, eight par fours and five par five holes, the 7,060-yard course provides a challenging experience for professional and amateur golfers alike. In 2006 the Country Club hosted the World Golf Championships World Cup, a four-day tournament attended by international players and spectators alike.

Beautiful Beaches
One of the more active beaches on the West Coast, Brighton Beach is located near the island's capital city, Bridgetown. There is a popular local beach bar providing lunch and drink service, as well as beach chair and umbrella rentals. You will find a wide array of water sport options as well as the nearby Malibu Beach Club and Visitor Centre where you can tour the adjacent rum distillery.

Located between Holders Hill and Sandy Lane, Paynes Bay features ample parking and easy access to the beach. The waters are generally calm, providing excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions.

One of the island’s most stunning stretches of white sand beach, Sandy Lane provides excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions. Located south of Holetown, public access is available at Paynes Bay. Guests of the Sandy Lane hotel have access to beach chairs and umbrellas while residents of the nearby Sandy Lane estate have access to private cabana facilities.

Located just south of the popular Mullins Beach, Gibbs Beach offers a tranquil setting with plenty of shaded areas and excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions. Water sport amenities are also available.

Featuring a picnic area and spacious parking facilities, Mullins Beach is a popular spot with both locals and visitors. There are beach chair and umbrella rentals as well as restaurant and bar service. The calm waters provide excellent snorkeling and swimming conditions and there are many water sport amenities available, including jet skis. Mullins is also an excellent spot to watch the sunset while enjoying a refreshing cocktail at the nearby restaurant and bar.


Michael & Larissa M.

Jul 15, 2017

Heaven on Earth

I highly recommend Hibiscus at Merlin Bay. Beach is to die for and very secluded. We hope to come back again. Only drawback was the prices of food and restaurants. Also be sure to bring mosquito spray. My daughter was covered with bites even with spray:(.

Janet M.

May 2, 2017

Seventeen Americans in Barbados

The task to find our group a vacation rental in our budget is never easy. Last year we were 22 and had an amazing time on St. Martin. This year rental escapes and Myles in particular found an outstanding property for 17 of us traveling together over Easter. We stayed in three separate villas on Barbados in the Merlin Bay complex. Five families were accommodated in Gingerbread, Nutmeg and Hibiscus. All three villas were beautiful and the complex was meticulously kept. I stayed in Gingerbread and cannot speak highly enough of Cheryl the cook and Jessica the housekeeper. The fact that the food shopping, cleaning and laundry were all taken care of was amazing and so relaxing. On top of that the food that Cheryl prepared was better than any restaurant we went to. As a matter of fact we cancelled our dinner reservations and only went out to dinner on the night the staff was off. Thank you to Myles for finding the perfect accommodations and Anne Marie the onsite concierge for all their help. On island, Ann Marie was so responsive. One day we were stranded at Crane Beach Resort and she was able to hunt down our taxi driver and add an additional driver to our return trip. Any request was never to much for Anne Marie. I worked with Tim Montgomery, our concierge, to plan a number of excursions, pre-stocking the villa with food and beverages and he was so attentive and amazing. He even looked into some things for us that he had never booked before. While we were on island he was even able to cancel a dinner reservation for me when I could not get an answer at the restaurant. I highly recommend using Tim's and rental escapes expertise when booking excursions. The transfers were prompt and so accommodating, the sunset catamaran trip was phenomenal. Good Times Too was a stunning 50 foot private catamaran with the most helpful, lovely staff. We were their second excursion of the day and they could not have been nicer. Leading the kids to turtles and fish for the most perfect experience. They also ran around the boat serving cocktails and drinks for the adults and kids. Thank you to Dwight, Andre and Joseph for an amazing evening. Tim also organized a fishing trip for the men on Legacy Fishing Charters and surfing lessons for the women and children. Barry's Surf school was an over top the success. Everyone got up on the board with no previous lessons. They were very professional. Safety came first but fun was not far behind. We had three instructors for nine of us,Andrew, Danny and Matt and they were able to get us into the waves on so many tries, they guaranteed we could not fail. Our group ranged in age from 9 to 51 so thank you to Barry's. We can't wait for our next adventure with Rental Escapes, it might even be back to Barbados next year. Thank you for an amazing trip.

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