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Gingerbread at Merlin Bay


Welcome to Gingerbread at Merlin Bay, one of Barbados loveliest luxury beachfront vacation rental developments comprising just seven Villas nestled on a beautiful palm-fringed crescent-shaped shoreline. Gingerbread is a lovely 3 bedroom villa with a private plunge pool set on three floors overlooking the stunning beach, a large lagoon-style communal pool together with the lush gardens of the exclusive and private enclave that is Merlin Bay.

Merlin bay is situated on a low sea cliff with steps leading down to a stunning beach. It is just one mile north of Holetown where you will find an excellent selection of both local and designer shops<. The area is also famous for its many incredible oceanside restaurants. Golf is available close by at both Sandy lane and Westmoreland Courses and there is a really good selection of water sports available locally.

You enter Gingerbread on the living/dining level to find yourself with a commanding unobstructed view and access to the well-landscaped gardens, main pool and the sea. You may choose to watch the beautiful sunsets from your private plunge pool or one of your four private terraces which all overlook the sea and garden. The Terraces are the perfect place for relaxing, enjoying a cocktail or dining with friends and family.

This unique home offers you three living levels plus a very private roof terrace. A well-equipped kitchen includes a fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee machine, mixer, blender, and electric kettle.

Located on the upper level, the master bedroom has a wonderful sitting terrace with views of the Caribbean Sea. Bedroom 2 is filled with the tropical cool breezes and the aromatic scents of the surrounding gardens. Bedroom 3 features a beautiful king-size bed and there are wonderful sea views. All the rooms have quiet ceiling fans for your added comfort.

On the grounds of Merlin Bay, you will be able to enjoy a really beautiful free-form swimming pool. The pristine white sandy beach is just a few steps from Gingerbread. Here you will enjoy swimming in the incredibly warm and calm azure sea

Gingerbread includes hotel style housekeeping daily.

With its understated yet sophisticated style, Gingerbread is the perfect place for gazing out to the sparkling sea and enjoying the spectacular sunsets that are so often a feature in Barbados.
• Beachfront
• Ceiling fans - throughout
• Air-conditioned bedrooms
• DVD player
• CD player
• Cable TV
• TV
• Bar-B-Q
• Hair Dryer
• Outdoor Shower
• Tennis Court (nearby)
• Golf Course (nearby)
• High-Speed Wireless ADSL (Broadband)
• Security (Shift 12 hrs )
• Security Safe
• Children welcomed
• 23" Flat Screen TV
• Private rooftop sun deck.
• Water sports available on request on-site.
• Golf and Spa facilities are available at Sandy Lane Hotel. Our Concierge can assist with arrangements.
• High-speed ADSL internet connection available to guests who bring their laptops.

This villa is a beachfront home. It should be noted that beaches change their shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month, mainly as a response to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.

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Merlin Bay, St James, Barbados
Nearest airport Grantley International Airport
22 km
Nearest restaurant Holetown 1 km


  • Bedroom(s): 3 ( Sleeps 6 )
    2 Double with en-suite, 1 Twin with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 3
    1 Baths, 3 Showers, 3 Wash basins, 3 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Ceiling Fans, Electricity, Garden, Garden View, Gated Entrance, High Speed Internet, Ice Maker, Panoramic Views, Parking, Private Location, Private Terrace, Security, Terrace, Water supply, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Alarm Clock, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, All Bedrooms En Suite, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Drier, DVD Player, Freezer, Iron and Board, Microwave, Phone, Safe, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Bbq, Beach Access, Beach Front, Communal Swimming Pool, Deck/Decking, Private Plunge Pool, Private Terrace, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Sun Umbrellas
  • Services: Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Daily maid service, Housekeeper, Linen provided, Night Watchman, Towels provided
  • Access: Secure parking, Stairs


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Rate summary $ 663 - $ 1,288 $ 4,641 - $ 9,016 5 Nights -
Summer 2024 16-Apr-2024 - 30-Nov-2024 $ 663 $ 4,641 5 Nights -
winter 2024 01-Dec-2024 - 19-Dec-2024 $ 1,150 $ 8,050 5 Nights -
Festive Season 2024 20-Dec-2024 - 09-Jan-2025 $ 1,288 $ 9,016 10 Nights -

Additional Information

  • Tax: 10%
  • Service charge: 2.5%


Wonderful stay at "Gingerbread" Merlin Bay
Wonderful stay at "Gingerbread" Merlin Bay

Hi Yvonne and Julie, We are back home and we wanted to thank you for the organization of this wonderful stay in Barbados. it was just….unforgettable!!! The villa was beautiful, the staff was perfect of kindness and efficiency and the meals were absolutely fabulous, even if we are accustomed to eat spiced meals in Guadeloupe. We met a lot of nice people and we are already planning our next stay for 2018 !! Thanks a lot again. Kind regards, The Milleret

By The Milleret Family
Best family holiday so far!
Best family holiday so far!

Hi Yvonne and Julie,
Now that we have had a moment to catch our breath, I just wanted to email and say how fabulous Gingerbread is!!!!! We love it and don’t want to ever leave. My daughter said that if they had the Australian animals in Barbados then it would be perfect and she would move here. Such a wonderful place to come after our polar vortex winter.
I have to say that you were right Yvonne- I am already wondering how I ever had three kids without a cook and maid…Cheryl and Jessica are lovely. We had her prepare lunch and dinner today and leave them for us and I came back to folded washing that hadn’t been folded by me….that’s a holiday on its own!
Thanks again for all of your help and advice. The kids are snorkelling away happily but the pools are their favorite I think. Especially the after dinner swim with the pool lit up, best thing ever according to my little one Charlie.
We met Anne Marie today and she was very helpful and lots of fun to talk to. You always worry a little when you book somewhere but this has been our best family holiday so far ( and we are only 36 hours in…)
Thanks again!

By de Vries Family From New York, USA
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Yvonne Mulvaney

Our team know each destination and every villa we feature.

We also offer a personalized and fully complimentary concierge service so every part of your trip will be taken care of ensuring you have a hassle free vacation.

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    • Type: Beach Front
    • Sleeps: 6
    • Bedroom(s): 3
    • Bathroom(s): 3
    • Board: Catered
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Yes
    • Holiday type: Beach Front, Family, Honeymoon