Nelson Gay - St. Peter
6 Bedrooms
7 ½ Bathrooms
Swimming Pool
5 Staff
Children Welcomed
US$1700 per night View All Rates
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Classic • Beachfront Bliss • Fabulous Pools • Stunning Sunsets • Five Star Services • Gorgeous Gardens • Family-Getaways • Casual Chillin' • Weddings • Groups & Events • Perfect Privacy
Favourite Features
  • Built in the 1950s entirely of coral stone in the grand Palladian manner.
  • Located on the outskirts of Speightstown.
  • Lush tropical gardens with fruiting trees and direct access to the beach.
  • The swimming pool can be heated but you'll probably prefer it au natural.
Good to Know
  • Ideal for weddings.
  • Suits groups – multi generational families and friends.
  • Sandy beach with incredible swimming and a reef at one end ideal for snorkeling.


6 bedrooms - Up to 12 Guests
US$ 2,000 - US$ 8,500
Nightly Rate
12/15/2016 - 04/14/2017
US$ 2,900
US$ 241.67
Minimum length of stay is 5 nights. 
02/14/2017 - 04/08/2017
US$ 2,900
US$ 241.67
Winter Special – 7th Night Free! 


Book 7 nights and get 1 night FREE! Valid on any stay between 26thFebruary - 11thMarch and 18thMarch - 08thApril,2017!



This special cannot be combined with any other promotion! Terms and conditions apply.



04/15/2017 - 06/30/2017
US$ 2,000
US$ 166.67
Spring Splash! 

1-FREE night in every 7-nights booked! This offer is only applicable on the Full-house rate for a limited selection of holiday homes.


Reservations must be made between 24th March & 15th April, 2017, for travel and stays April 15th until June 30th 2017. This offer is not combinable with other offers, terms and conditions apply.

04/15/2017 - 12/14/2017
US$ 2,000
US$ 166.67
Minimum length of stay is 5 nights. 
12/15/2017 - 04/14/2018
US$ 2,900
US$ 241.67
Minimum length of stay is 5 nights. 
12/20/2017 - 01/10/2018
US$ 8,500
US$ 708.33
Minimum length of stay is 14 nights. Special booking conditions apply. 
5 bedrooms - Up to 10 Guests
US$ 1,850 - US$ 2,650
Nightly Rate
12/15/2016 - 04/14/2017
US$ 2,650
US$ 265
Minimum length of stay is 5 nights. 
04/15/2017 - 12/14/2017
US$ 1,850
US$ 185
Minimum length of stay is 5 nights. 
12/15/2017 - 04/14/2018
US$ 2,650
US$ 265
Minimum length of stay is 5 nights. This rate is not valid for the Christmas season of Dec 20 - Jan 10. 
4 bedrooms - Up to 8 Guests
US$ 1,700 - US$ 1,700
Nightly Rate
04/15/2017 - 12/14/2017
US$ 1,700
US$ 212.50
Minimum length of stay is 5 nights. 
P.P.P.N. - Price Per Person per Night • 1 Bedroom (Bdrm) Sleeps 2 people.
This is not a booking rate but simply an indication of value based on maximum occupancy.
Nightly Rates listed are for accommodations only and do not include Food & Beverage, unless expressly stated.
Security Deposit - US$ 1,500

Rental Rates are nightly and are subject to 7.5% VAT


A stay at Nelson Gay unveils six decades of charm and sophistication presented on two acres of mature and immaculately lush gardens. Located on a beautiful half-mile of beach on the outskirts of Speightstown, its surrounding waters and reef are a playground for swimmers and snorkelers.

The purely coralline creation was originally built as the home of a United States Ambassador in the 1950s, and reflects a Palladian grandeur with 14-foot ceilings in the living room. To add to this, the villa's stunning 50-foot pool features testudine décor, and is positioned like a path from the centre of the house that summons the sea on its farthest end.

This family-friendly villa has a bounty of restful spaces and formal or al fresco dining areas, including a delightful option to dine by candlelight. The dwelling features a predominantly white canvas - a compliment to the tropical landscape - and is accentuated with several unique pieces and antiques. The sleeping quarters are remarkably fresh and airy, with comfortable beds, quality cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows.

Further outside is a charming chattel house cottage, as well as an elegant garden gazebo complete with a wet bar. Two covered terraces on the north and south wing bedrooms offer additional privacy and comfort, while on the seaside, a large area in front of the house is roped off with buoys for safe swimming. By special request, the villa is transformed to accommodate 18 guests.

The Villa Manager and their diligent staff are fully dedicated to your needs during your stay, and will craft fond memories for you at Nelson Gay.


Please view our detailed brochure for this beautiful home below:

BeachAirportSpeightstownHoletownBridgetownGolfBeach Bar
On Beach 33.5-km 600-m 6.8-km 17.8-km Royal Westmoreland - 5.0-km

Mullins Restaurant - 1.0-km

General Amenities

  • Barbeque
  • Beach Shower
  • Beachfront
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD player
  • Fax Machine
  • Gazebo
  • Hair Dryers
  • Speightstown (West Coast) nearby
  • Stereo
  • TV with Cable
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • Wet Bar
  • Wi-Fi

Bedroom Amenities

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms

Security Amenities

  • Security Safe

Sporting Amenities

  • Watersports by request - Our Concierge can assist with arrangements

Oliver Messel designed formal dining table can seat up to 12. In addition to indoor dining, guest may choose to dine on the terrace alfresco which accommodates dining for up to 18 or in the beachfront dining gazebo.

Furniture - Child friendly furniture, slip covered in Sunbrella/cotton.

SONOS Wireless Home Audio System

Gazebo setup as a living and seating area, equipped with a wet bar.

Pool - 50ft x 12ft heated (on request) Italian mosaic tiled pool.

Each bedroom is equipped with a safe, a small fridge.

42" Plasma TVs in both master bedrooms and 32" Plasma in three other bedrooms.

55" Flat Screen TV with surround sound in media room - Printer, various games, a PlayStation 3 and an extensive DVD library over 400 DVDs available to guests.

Defibrillator & First Aid Kit.

Tennis, gym and spa at the next-door Cobblers Cove Hotel.

Portable crib with mosquito net available for guests.

Gardens - Nearly two acres of mature tropical gardens right on Cobbler's beach, with safe and excellent swimming.

Snorkels, masks, numerous games and a small library are also available.

Nelson Gay is a great villa for weddings.

Property Manager
CookA second cook is provided for party of 8+
Room NameConfigurationDescription
Master Bedroom 1King
Master Bathroom 1En suite, Shower only, Single Vanity
Master Bedroom 2 King
Master Bathroom 2En suite, Shower only, Single Vanity
Etre BathroomTub/Shower, En suite, Single Vanity
Green RoomTwin2 Twin beds
Green Room BathroomTub/Shower, En suite, Single Vanity
South WingQueen
South Wing BathroomEn suite, Shower only, Single Vanity2 En Suite Bathrooms
Cottage - Chattle HouseKing
Cottage - Chattle House BathroomTub/Shower, En suite, Single Vanity

Special arrangements can be made to sleep extra guests (up to 18 guests in total). This will require the use of two chattel houses, each sleeping two, and use of the media room (with shared bathroom). Extra cost for each of these bedrooms would be an additional $US100 + 7.5% VAT a night.

Nelson Gay Reviews from our Visitors
The Overlock Party

A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth

There were 16 of us plus an infant. Our visit to Nelson Gay was exquisite! The staff were all phenomenal and attended to our every need. The food was excellent, the accommodations were excellent, and the weather was perfect. We loved swimming in both the pool and ocean. Snorkeling was terrific and the local monkeys provided entertainment. We all would recommend Nelson Gay for anyone looking for a get-away vacation. Thanks again for providing such lasting memories from all of us. BEST VACATION EVER!!!

The Padgett Family

This one has it all

We have been to Barbados several times, and Nelson Gay House is the most wonderful place to stay. We took our adult children and their significant others, we didn't need all the bedrooms, but could see how many more people could be accommodated. Everything desired was available, from the use of tennis courts, spa, and water sports next door through Cobblers Cove, to the absolute privacy of the property for relaxing, to the proximity of Speightstown, and the accessibility of the water right out the gate. Some homes have wonderful views but no access! This home has both. The breakers afforded a place to snorkel, and for two days there were high enough waves to boogie board without fear of a rocky bottom. The staff was supremely professional. The chef did the shopping and prepared three meals a day, not the usual two we've been offered in the past. The laundry was done daily with our clothes brought back early each afternoon. The butler had coffee ready every afternoon at 4:00. The monkeys came and went, and we fed them only on the last morning, I recommend feeding them the first day! They are adorable and keep their distance. The landscaping is incredible as well. Banana and mango trees, breadfruit, even a sandbox tree. The bedrooms are comfortable and inviting. The formal dining room is exquisite, we only used it on Valentine's Day for two, by candlelight, after sending the kids out to Cin Cin! The house has the feel of a loved home, not just a rental house. There are games and snorkeling equipment, books and a Sonos system for music. You will never want to leave. We didn't!

The Dunlap Family

Readjusting to the real-life after such a wonderful week is taking some work. Everyone in our group expressed how this was the perfect place for us to celebrate as a family. Every generation was truly satisfied.

Yes we would love to return and would definitely recommend Nelson Gay. In fact, we limited our eating out to one night so we would not have to leave. Shauntel did an excellent job of babysitting that night and the kids loved her. The cooks were very attentive to our different dietary demands and food allergies. We loved the music system.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful villa.

The Dunlap Family

A week in paradise for multiple generations

We stayed here as a family of three generations. Every aspect of the visit was perfect for each generation. From the pool, to the beach, to the luxury of the accommodations, the meals, and the excellent indulging staff all were satisfied. The villa is a classic historical modernized villa with all the amenities one could wish for. The beach was great for the little ones as it was very calm. There were coral reefs about a 100 yards out that provided snorkeling excitement--sea turtles and tropical fish. Every need was taken care of. I think our parting words with one of the staff summed up the attention we were given. As we were packing to leave, one of the staff asked us if we had any dirty clothes to be washed before we left. We replied that we could wait until we arrived home. Her reply "no one leaves Nelson Gay with dirty clothes".

The Hyatt Party

A truly magical place

This was our second stay at Nelson Gay. The location is amazing. The first time we travelled with 15 people, this time with 9. This villa is a truly magical place. The location, staff and amenities are all first class. It was like coming home when we returned as all the same staff were there. The beach front patio is perfect for casual conversations throughout the day as well as our daily cocktail hour watching the spectacular sunsets. Billy the Butler makes a wicked rum sour and quickly learnt to make them by the pitcher for these occasions. The beach is wonderful and calm - suitable for a short stroll and lazy swimming. We were so well looked after by all the staff - Shauntell, Winston, Billy, Kerry.......that it was hard to leave. Everyone went above and beyond.

The villa itself is beautiful with exceptional furnishings and history. Although we chose to eat all our meals al fresco, there is a spectacular formal dining room if the occasion requires. Meals were wonderful and prepared exactly to our input - mind you we really didn't have to say too much because we loved everything.

If you are looking for a little slice of heaven, this is the place to stay. I can't wait to return to Nelson Gay

The Ball Party

The best vacation we ever had!

Nelson Gay was the perfect place for our family vacation. 10 of us enjoyed spectacular views, beautiful grounds, fun activities, delicious food and the most incredible staff we have ever had. The amenities were top-notch and the rooms were well-decorated and comfortable. I would recommend Cool Runnings for a fun day sailing and snorkeling. It was the trip of a lifetime! We can't wait to come again next year.


I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful vacation our family & friends are having at Nelson Gay. The villa and grounds are spectacular and the staff could not be more fun and accommodating. Between our paddle-board and kayak races, thrift shop costume dinner, and nightly games, we are having fun every minute. The meals are so good, that no-one wants to go out to a restaurant. We are so appreciative of your generosity to the Boys & Girls Club and wish that more people could this once in a lifetime experience.

The Urbanski Family

I fell in love with Nelson Gay without any hesitation—a complete love affair with this iconic house.

We had a simply, heavenly, wonderful time. It is my sincerest hope that I'm able to come back more than once a year, and even on occasion stay there for more than a week – perhaps even a month. It would be nice to be good and regular customers at your wonderful home.

Your beautiful pool is a stunning addition. Nelson Gay simply reeks of Old Barbados in the very, very best way.

Nelson Gay is representative of the very, very best of Barbados tradition. It's a beautiful old house, kept going, without any of the so-called "modernizations" - the beautiful old bathrooms, the scent of the corral stone and tropical gardens; all of it weaves a magical spell that is not found in houses that have been updated with newer structure.

The Ehrenkranz Party

It was like stepping into a magical film set. Fabulous setting, decor, first class staff and service, best vacation ever!

The Hird Family

We returned from paradise last Saturday, today it is just a distant beautiful memory. Thank you so much, it was absolutely amazing. As I wrote in the visitor's book: "eleven of us arrived at Nelson Gay, died and went to heaven for a week!"


Watching Sunset every night with cocktails is heaven on earth. Nelson Gay is a Bajan paradise! From the time we arrived until we left we felt that staff tended to our every need. From rum punch on arrival to elaborate meals, to laundry every day. The food was made fresh for each meal exceeded our expectations

The Wray Party

This is the third year running we have visited Nelson Gay for spring half term, and each year it spins its magic on us. We love the laid back style, the friendly staff, and the great food. More than anything though, the garden (which would put most botanical gardens to shame) and the beach and the pool just give us the perfect playground for the extended family, which for that week includes the wild monkeys and the mongoose. Roll on next year !

Peter Chittick

Nelson Gay has two spectacular attributes relative to the huge number of other rental properties. First, the character and charm of Nelson Gay's architecture and furnishings that have evolved over time through succession of caring owners, and second, the wonderful access directly onto the beach.

The staff are efficient, polite, discreet and reliable with a consistency across the team that is very reassuring. The rhythm of their day suited us perfectly - there when needed and yet gave us the feeling of 'temporary ownership' that comes with access to the kitchen and keys. The pool is perfectly designed - my wife enjoyed her lengths every morning and we all enjoyed splashing about. The food was perfectly pitched to our family's needs. With two younger children with fairly basic tastes, and my own medical condition, comfortable food was much appreciated and the housekeeping was faultless. Our favorite of all, each evening having drinks at the beach gate watching the sun go down, and walking along the beach just before!


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