The best location in Barbados Located on the favoured and exclusive West Coast, Nelson Gay’s garden gate opens straight onto a stunning crescent of perfect coral sand. The clear, sheltered water is roped-off for safe swimming and is ideal for all water sports. There is also a coral reef with excellent snorkeling. In fact Nelson Gay’s position is just perfect for family holidays. A property in the Grand Palladian style This elegant coral stone Palladian mansion was built for a U.S. Ambassador over 50 years ago. The timeless good taste this property offers is hard to find in more recent properties. However, it has been kept up to date with modern amenities. Mature landscaped tropical gardens The house is set in nearly two acres of mature, landscaped tropical gardens with many fine trees, fronting the immaculate Cobbler’s Cove beach. An impressive 50’ pool leads the eye naturally from the house to the beach. Tiled in Italian green mosaic, the swimming pool blends beautifully with the lush tropical vegetation. At the far end of the garden alongside the beach is an octagonal "Chinese" gazebo, a wonderful place for sunset cocktails and long, leisurely meals cooled by the ocean breeze. Formal or al fresco dining The elegant garden gazebo by the beach seats up to 14. It is equipped with a wet bar and fridge. A dining table on the partly covered terrace can seat up to 20. The coral stone formal dining room features a glass topped table by Oliver Messel and seats up to 12. Flexible accommodation 6 air-conditioned bedrooms, all en-suite, plus a media room and 2 garden houses (chattel houses) with optional sleeping space offer great flexibility. Nelson Gay can be arranged as an elegant home for a couple who want generous hospitality spaces or for more than one family. The rooms are airy and mostly decorated in white with some green to complement the tropical surroundings. The beds are new and comfortable with lOO% high count cotton sheets and soft hypoallergenic pillows. There are many antiques and works of art. In addition to the Erté mural there is a fine collection of Haitian paintings. The five star experience with excellent staff Nelson Gay is staffed by an experienced , well-trained and friendly team including a butler, chef, housekeeper, maid / laundress, two gardeners and a night watchman. This core staff can be increased depending on season and number of guests. The staff will tend to your every need, including planning meals, shopping, cooking, serving, cleaning, laundry and everything else, ensuring you receive a stress-free five-star experience during your stay, and providing complete privacy. Safe for children Nelson Gay is ideal and safe for children, the villa is all on 1 level and the pool can be fenced off if required. Barbados - a perfect holiday island One of the friendliest Caribbean islands with year round average temperatures 75-85º F. (mid 20s C.),Barbados’ first language is English. Golf, tennis, polo, cricket, riding, windsurfing, surfing, sailing, parasailing, scuba diving, water skiing, jet skiing, snorkelling and deep sea fishing are all sports options within easy reach of Nelson Gay. There are music events most months of the year and the choice of good restaurants is outstanding. Caves, ravines, walks and cruises offer many excellent days out on this perfect holiday island. Additional bedroom specifications: Media Room with a day bed Chattel House 1 with 2 single beds ensuite shower. TV and DVD player Chattel House 2 with 2 single Beds and ensuite shower. TV and DVD player Rental rates: Starting from US$2,150 per night - 5 bedrooms rate. 6 bedroom rate available.