Oceans Edge

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Just north of Holetown in beautiful Merlin Bay, Oceans Edge is an aptly named and impressive three-bedroom villa looking straight out to the (very close) Caribbean Sea. Located in an exclusive area known as ‘The Garden’, it’s surrounded by beautifully lush and landscaped areas and enjoys the use of the complex’s large lagoon-style swimming pool.

A wonderful beach-facing deck area provides tables and chairs where you can sit with a drink and admire the incredible location. A barbecue and outdoor dining area, rooftop terrace and a lovely patio with plunge pool provide yet more options, with the tranquil azure ocean never far away.

An open-plan, split-level living and dining area, and a well-equipped kitchen, are found on the same floor, with direct access to the patio with plunge pool which overlooks the gardens. There is lots of seating to be found inside, and the villa is equipped with satellite television DVD player and Wi-Fi. The furnishings and fittings are high quality throughout, with natural stone floors and granite worktops among the notable features.

One of the three en-suite bedrooms is on this level, while the other two are upstairs. This includes the master with its own terrace and access to the roof terrace. All of the bedrooms can be used with a king-size bed or be converted to twins as required.

Merlin Bay is private and peaceful, yet still close to all the local amenities – follow the coastal road south and you’ll be in Holetown in around seven minutes. Here you will find a lively town with plenty to see and do. There’s a great restaurant scene, with many taking full advantage of their beachfront locations, luxury shopping at the Limegrove mall, and golf courses in the area too. If you’re looking for a night out, you’ve found it in Holetown – chic cocktail bars, cool clubs and open-late eateries dominate on First and Second Street downtown.

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What you should know…

  • No smoking is permitted inside the property
  • Baby equipment is available for hire but at an additional cost
  • Grocery deliveries can be arranged so you have what you need on arrival – this would incur an additional service charge

Property Features

Private Pool Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV DVD Beachfront

The Villa

Oceans Edge is a 3-bedroom villa, sleeping up to 6-guests. With a private plunge pool and the use of a communal swimming pool, guests have the choice to relax in solitude or mingle with fellow jetsetters in a brilliant facility. 

Ground Floor

- King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room

First Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom

Roof Terrace
- Outdoor furniture

- Two private plunge pools
- Barbecue
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Oceans Edge
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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On the upscale west coast of Barbados, the Saint James parish is known with good reason as the island’s ‘platinum coast’. Aside from being a celebrity hangout, the area is famed for its beautiful white sand beaches, various golf courses and excellent dining options, as well as luxury brand shopping.

One of the area’s main towns, Holetown, is a good place to get acquainted with what Saint James has to offer. The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre brings shopping and entertainment together, with dozens of high-end stores, a multi-screen cinema and regular live events, from music concerts to art shows and craft fairs, while colourful Chattel village sets its shops in scenic tropical gardens.
The beachfront walks are another highlight, and particularly spectacular if you happen to be there at sunset. Eateries like Zaccios and Tides occupy some of the prime ocean-view locations, and with views like those, chances are you will want to try them out.

Holetown’s big annual event comes around each February – the Holetown Festival is a commemoration of the first settlement on the island in 1627. It’s a broad and lively celebration, encompassing everything from fashion shows and beauty contests to vintage car parades, sporting events and a Police Tattoo, and it’s a great opportunity to sample Bajan delights like macaroni pie and Barbados rum.

The town is also a centre for nightlife, concentrated mainly on Holetown’s First and Second Streets. Cool hangouts like the Red Door Lounge prove that Barbadians know how to party, and are very happy for you to join them. Head south of the town and a string of stunning beaches like Sandy Lane and Payne’s Bay await you, and it won’t be long until you find yourself in Bridgetown – the historic capital city is just 11km from Holetown.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport BGI


Nearest Town/City Holetown


Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Beach

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Golf Apes Hill Club


Nearest Tennis Advantage Tennis Services


About the Island & Getting There

About Barbados

At first glance you could be mistaken for thinking that Barbados is purely a beach holiday destination, but you're urged to reconsider this common belief. The island of Barbados is peppered with astonishing landscapes (both coastal and inland), enchanting locals, sublime cuisine, intriguing rums, fascinating wildlife, symbolic architecture and a selection of striking holiday villas.

Delve deep into the history of the island and start your holiday by visiting Sunbury Plantation House & Museum. This former plantation was built in 1660's and the premises are scattered with antiquities that delicately detail a recent history of Barbados. St. Nicholas Abbey also provides an insightful representation of Sugarcane production, Bajan artefacts and a wonderful observation point at Cherry Tree Hill. If you’re keen to visit one of the oldest Parliamentary buildings within the Commonwealth and appreciate the democratic legacy of Barbados, drop by The Parliament Buildings. This neo-gothic congress can be found in Bridgetown and act as a representation of Barbados’s Independence. There is so much history present throughout the island and as a result, Bridgetown and its Garrison has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, which the locals are very proud of.

Great efforts have been made to persevere the natural beauty of Barbados, so if you’re drawn to the exploration of National Parks and multicoloured gardens, it won’t take you long to realise that Barbados is a haven for such paradises! Within the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Farley Hill National Park, Flower Forest, Hunte's Gardens and Welchman Hall Gully - visitors, and Botanist alike, will be lost for hours admiring these astonishing botanical parklands. Keep an eye out for the Dwarf Poinciana, or Peacock Flower…it’s the national flower of Barbados.

Bajan’s take their food very seriously! If you and your fellow travellers are enticed by the gastronomic aspect of holidaying, we believe you’ve selected the right island. With every aspect of cookery mastered; from pickling to freshly prepared dishes, sweet & savoury, fragrant & spicy and of course, the bountiful choice of seafood. Check out the food stalls in Paynes Bay Church – where vendors exhibit locally made dishes & street food that will scintillate the taste buds. At the end of every working week, locals and tourists both flock to Oistins, for 'Fish Fry Day'. This is a must for those who haven’t undergone the experience! The evening starts with barbecues and then ascends into a joyful party. This caps off a busy few days of work for locals as well as the 'strains' associated with serious holidaying.

Barbados is of course iconic for its Beaches & Rum…so why not bring them together? You will have to go out of your way not to be able to find a beach bar along the west coast of the island, as well as the countless Rum Shops. Yes, you’ve read correctly, Rum Shops! These small and locally run businesses embrace the Bajan spice of life, in liquid form. Very delicious! If you’re searching for something a little more special, take a trip to the east coast and visit Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant at Windy Hill, for an unforgettable experience.

Barbados is a distinct and striking part of the Caribbean. It’s a great fit for all types of travellers, as the island really does have it all. For a little more information about this delightful island, check out our guide to a remarkable stay!

Prior to Booking

Please be aware that Barbados is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the island and the Caribbean Sea to the south of the island. This tropical rainforest climate results in the island experiencing a hurricane season, which usually occurs between June to November. When thinking about booking your holiday to Barbados Republic, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.

Entry Requirements

Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.

Local Public Holidays

21st January - Errol Barrow Day
28th April - National Heroes Day
1st May - Labour Day
10th June 2019 - Whit Monday
1st August - Emancipation Day
First Monday of August - Kadooment Day
30th November - Independence Day

Getting There

Barbados is served by Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown.

From the US:
Direct flights are available from Charlotte, Miami and New York with AA, JetBlue and US Airways.

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London on BA and Virgin Atlantic. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church, Barbados:

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

This lovely family villa will ensure everyone has a great holiday, with its charming gardens, pool and terraces a great starting point. It’s equipped with all the tech you would want, from TV and DVD to Wi-Fi and, of course, it’s moments from the beach. There’s plenty more to experience when you head out too.

In nearby Holetown, you can shop and dine at Limegrove and the colourful Chattel Village, or maybe find a bargain at the street market stalls. There’s a multi-screen cinema at Limegrove too, a great place for a family night out.

When you really want to get them excited, head to Bridgetown where you can all experience the thrill of the deep in a submarine trip, or the fun of a pirate ship. Another unforgettable excursion is Harrison’s Cave, where you’ll head deep underground via tram. If that’s not to their taste, the beautiful parks and gardens of Barbados could be, or alternatively you could go and see the monkeys and more at Welchman Hall Gully or the Barbados Wildlife Reserve.

If they’re already showing signs of foodie, Bajan cuisine has plenty to get them going. You may know of the famous Oistins Fish Fry down on the south coast, but you can experience similarly fresh fish and good vibes at Six Men’s Bay on Friday and Saturday nights, around 20 minutes’ drive north of Holetown.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Pre-arrival Groceries Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

Villa Conditions
- Prices may be subject to local taxes and service charges where applicable and may change without notice.
- Holiday rates may vary.
- A 50% Client Deposit may be requested during Festive Bookings.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit $750 Credit Card Charge Authorisation/Security Deposit to be requested upon arrival. Applicable refunds will be credited 14 days after departure.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 Noon
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax A 7.5% Government Tax & 2.5% Government Room Levy (calculated based on nightly rate) to be collected at time of booking. Additionally, a 1.5% Service Charge will also be included.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 14 nights between 16/12 - 05/01, otherwise 7 nights
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Baby equipment available upon request
Other 2 Pre-arrival Groceries are subject to a 15% Service Charge & VAT
Other 3 Please note that the beachfront at Oceans Edge may change in shape & size, due to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Efforts are continuously made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 11.5% Shared Economy Levy & Service Charge

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2020 - May 1st 2020 £5,290
May 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020 £2,939
Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 16th 2020 £5,290
Dec 16th 2020 - Jan 6th 2021 £7,642
Jan 6th 2021 - May 1st 2021 £5,290
May 1st 2021 - Aug 22nd 2021 £2,939

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2020 - May 1st 2020 €5,981
May 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020 €3,323
Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 16th 2020 €5,981
Dec 16th 2020 - Jan 6th 2021 €8,638
Jan 6th 2021 - May 1st 2021 €5,981
May 1st 2021 - Aug 22nd 2021 €3,323

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2020 - May 1st 2020 $6,458
May 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020 $3,588
Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 16th 2020 $6,458
Dec 16th 2020 - Jan 6th 2021 $9,328
Jan 6th 2021 - May 1st 2021 $6,458
May 1st 2021 - Aug 22nd 2021 $3,588

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Until the next time...

    Posted by Sean & Chris on 31/12/2018

    Fab-u-lous......in every aspect! Villa Wonderful Views Amazing Beach Enchanting Patios perfect for a sundowner.......or two! And last but not least....Pam....who looked after our every need, thank you.

  • Another visit enjoyed

    Posted by Butler Family on 04/12/2018

    We have had the most wonderful vacation retreat at Merlin Bay. The Villa was beautiful and the food wonderful. Pam and Atanja have been fantastic. This is our 10th of more time here at this wonderful beautiful place. We will be back.

  • What a fantastic time we have had!

    Posted by Duncan on 18/11/2018

    What a fantastic time we have had. Pam and Atanja have looked after us so well. Pams flying fish was amazing. We really dont want to go home. The view when we have woken every morning has been breath taking. Cant wait to come back. Thank you xx

  • What a special first trip

    Posted by Rose on 27/08/2018

    To the visitors yet to come, well....what to say? My family and I have had a splendid time! I would recommend Pamila's flying fish if you like spice but only for a bit. Carlisle Bay is a lovely place to visit, I saw 8 turtles when I went. It if is your first time here in Barbados the whistles at night are little frogs. I know shocking! Finally I encourage you to go to Huntes Gardens, Anthony Hunte is quite a character.

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