Ocean's Edge

St James, Barbados, Caribbean

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Rustic on the outside, with cool contemporary interior décor, Ocean’s Edge is set exactly as its name suggests, in the exclusive little enclave of Merlin Bay. Perfect for a family villa in St. James.

In brief

  • Beachfront
  • Cook service included
  • Cluster of houses: private plunge pool, access to large shared pool
  • Cook service included

About the villa

Stylishly furnished in crisp white, soft blues and pale limed wood, this cool and comfortable family villa lives up to its name in both setting and style. Quite literally at the ocean’s edge, it is the only house in Merlin Bay with a really private beachfront garden, beautifully screened by burgeoning tropical greenery. A paved terrace by the plunge pool is furnished for al fresco dining and accessed from the split-level sitting/dining room, and like its seven sister-villas, Ocean’s Edge has three en suite bedrooms, each with air conditioning and a balcony or terrace. Inclusive cook service is a tangible addition to the ethereal air of relaxation which envelops this villa and the gorgeous free-form pool enjoyed by all the guests. Raised just above a small beach, the villas are a five minute drive from Holetown and fifteen minutes from golf and tennis facilities. CV Villas features all the Merlin Bay houses, so two or more could be booked together to offer privacy with proximity for large groups.


Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Open plan living/dining and kitchen area opening to terrace with dining area
  • Open plan living/dining and kitchen area

First Floor

  • Master twin bedroom (can be made up as king) opening to balcony with shower room en suite
  • Twin bedroom (can be made up as king) with shower room en suite
  • Roof terrace

Lower Ground Floor - Plunge pool level

  • Twin bedroom (can be made up as king) with walk in wardrobe and steps up to bathroom en suite with overhead shower opening to pool, dining area and terrace
  • Utility area


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue


  • Cable TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Pool

  • Waterfall plunge pool 3.5m x 3m, fed from smaller pool adjacent to ground floor terrace
  • 1m x 2m deep
  • Plunge Pool m x m
  • m x m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • With steps up to furnished wooden sundeck

Shared Pool

  • 21m x 9m
  • 1m x 2m deep

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Service & Staffing


  • Housekeeper/cook, 3 meals a day, 6 days per week
  • Resort security
  • Shared Economy Levy and Service Fees

Important Information

50% Deposit required for any bookings travelling between (or including) the 20th December and the 10th January. 25% at any other times. Please note there is a minimum stay of 14 nights over the Christmas period, special booking conditions apply. 

Please note that this property is strictly no smoking indoors. Please note that there are a few internal steps on each level.

Security deposit of USD 750 will be  held against a credit card on arrival to cover incidentals and any damage.

This property is Quarantine Approved. Please note that there are additional security costs and reduced staffing levels for the period of quarantine only (2 - 3 days after arrival). You will be advised of these on booking.

Tidal beach: Guest must be aware, weather and seasonal sea conditions throughout the year may affect the size of this beach.

Please note car hire is essential.


Arrival from 14:30. Departure by 10:00.



  • Spa 5 minutes' drive
  • Watersports 5 minutes' drive
  • Golf 10 minutes' drive
  • Tennis 10 minutes' drive


  • Shops and restaurants 10 minutes' drive Holetown

Places of Interest

  • Folkestone Marine Park 5 minutes' drive
  • Harrison's Cave 10 minutes' drive
  • Barbados Wildlife Reserve 20 minutes' drive
  • Bridgetown 20 minutes' drive
  • St Nicholas Abbey 20 minutes' drive


  • In front of property
  • Mullins Beach 5 minutes' drive


  • Grantley Adams International Airport 45 minutes' drive
About the area

St James

Average weather

St. James parish runs along the central stretch of the island’s west—the Platinum Coast. Its white-sand beaches are backed by luxury hotels and villas including Sandy Lane, long patronized by royals and film stars. The seaside settlement of Holetown is at the centre of the parish: its bars, restaurants, and craft shops have a laid-back, local vibe. The Holetown Festival each February, one to catch on a St. James holiday, celebrates its status as the first British settlement on Barbados, with live music and a street fair.

Essential Information

50% Deposit required for any bookings travelling between (or including) the 20th December and the 10th January. 25% at any other times. Please note there is a minimum stay of 14 nights over the Christmas period, special booking conditions apply. 

Late departure: should you wish to guarantee a late check-out after 1200 hrs on departure day, an additional charge may apply and staffing arrangements may vary. In the event that the villa cannot accommodate a late check out, day passes are available at other facilities. Please enquire on booking.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport or port of arrival, and in some cases the hire car can be delivered to the villa for an additional charge. Please ask for details.