Step away from the bustle of everyday life and into the relaxed atmosphere at this detached, Mediterranean-style townhouse located inside The Garden’s exclusive Merlin Bay Complex. It’s one of our top villas in Barbados because of amenities like on-site staff and close proximity to the beach. Barbados offers a perfect Caribbean getaway, thanks to its tranquil waters, vibrant nightlife options and warm climate.
This home truly lives up to its name—you’ll find a private, plunge pool in the center of a lush garden, complete with lounge chairs for soaking in the sun. The complex also has a larger communal swimming pool with a seven-foot deep end and expansive deck complete with more sun chairs surrounded by lush tropical greenery. From here, follow the pathway that leads to the secluded beach for snorkeling and swimming.
The interior of the Secret Garden Villa is equally comfortable with plush furnishings and an inviting ambiance. The airy living room opens to the terrace via arched doorways, and features a large, crescent-shaped sofa with colorful cushions as well as multiple indoor plants. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, but let the staff cook prepare a meal for you that you can enjoy around the expansive pine dining table found in the tropical atrium; it also includes a wet bar.
A maximum of six guests can comfortably stay in this home’s three individually decorated bedrooms. Each suite is outfitted with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and ceiling fans. The ground floor bedroom opens up to the plunge pool patio, while the two upper level rooms have their own private balconies.
While staying in the Secret Garden, you’ll be just a short drive from both the Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Hotel where you’ll discover world-class golfing, as well as tennis courts and spa facilities. Meanwhile, diverse restaurants and shops in Holetown are also close by.
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Bedroom and Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 - Master
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Air conditioning, Cable TV, Ceiling fan
2 Twin beds (can be converted into King), En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan
2 Twin beds (can be converted into King), En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Air conditioned, Ceiling fan
Features and Amenities
Air conditioned bedrooms
High Speed (ADSL) Internet - Wireless access
Child's crib available
High chair available
Roll-away bed available
Extra entertaining area
Private plunge pool
Staff and Services
Talented cook with wide repertoire of cuisine, meeting all dietary requirements, who will shop for clients if required.
Gardener on premises
2 security guards on premises at night
Watersports available upon request on site
Maximum 6 guests
Smoking permitted except in the bedrooms
Pets are not allowed
Rental car recommended
3 minutes drive to golf course
3 minutes drive to tennis court
5 minutes drive to shopping
35 minutes drive to airport
Additional amenities include: security system, private chef, housekeeper, night watchman, plunge pool, cd player, wet bar, gardener....Read more
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4.7 / 5.0based on 2,451 reviews and 1,773 properties
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | Yana .
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Greg .'s review of Secret Garden at Merlin Bay
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in August 2012 | Greg .
The Villa was as presented, however it was physically a little tired. The staff at the Villa (Patricia and Kelly Ann ) were absolutely delightful and very flexible as to our needs. The road noise was initially distracting but you get used to it. The pool and beach were great. - Greg S., Ontario, Canada
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | Shannon .
I made it very clear when we booked the villa that we wanted privacy and no cook. We got to the villa and first the directions to the place were incorrect and then the cook was there. We had to complain about the private garden\" being a short cut for all the workers to go through and how dirty the villa was. They management took care of the issue very quick but it concerned me a bit that she didn\'t want to hear how dirty the place was. She actually said to me that some places in the world are not up to the standards you are used to....so I guess mildew on the shower curtain in normal in places in the world. They moved us and the new unit was much better however the whole place needs some work. Both units had rotted wood and roof leaks.\" - Shannon K., Florida, USA
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Our Stay at Secret Garden at Merlin Bay
Left on 07/08/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
This villa was amazing. The grounds were landscaped beautifully and the privateness of the villa really was \"a secret garden\". The stretch of beach around the grounds was absolutely wonderful and the other guests were very friendly at the pool! Excellent experience and place to stay!
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