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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Lush Tropical Garden

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

St. Paul House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5 )

Lush Tropical Setting

Located at the foot of Monks Hill and within minutes walk to the sea and a short drive to English Harbour and yachts from all over the world. Bamboo Place is nestled in a lush tropical setting overlooking Falmouth Harbour.

The property consists of the Bamboo House and Bamboo Cottage connected by a swimming pool with a beautiful palm filled garden, rare giant White Bird of Paradise and clusters of tall bamboo adding to the tranquility, as the sway and rustle of these trees make music in the Caribbean breeze.

Bamboo House is a two story, the main level apartment is a spacious two bedroom, two bath with a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area and a huge adjoining verandah with dining table,sofa & large double hammock for reading or siesta's.

There is also a one bedroom, 2 story cottage available. Please see VRBO listing #266897.

The apartment and the cottage #266897 can be rented separately or as one. The owner lives on the upper floor of Bamboo House, however the property has been cleverly designed to give everyone their own access and privacy, while having the security of knowing there is someone around should you need any assistance.

The property has a very romantic and relaxed feeling and is an ideal place to just sit back and enjoy, also a good base from which to do your exploring of the Island.

Keywords: Home, comfortable, spacious,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2015

About The Owner

Your host Joanne Lighthizer is a Canadian who has lived in Antigua for 26 Years, at present she is working with local farmers to supply the yacht chefs and restaurants with fresh & organic local produce which guarantees you with a good supply whilst you are visiting. Having had a restaurant here for 12 of those years she loves meeting new people and helping them feel at home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Lush Tropical Garden
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
5

Lovely peaceful situation

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at Bamboo House with our friends. The house was ideal for the four of us, with two lovely bedrooms en suite. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and the veranda was a lovely place to sit, drink, eat and relax - surrounded by Joanne's beautiful garden and the constant sound of the local birds. The pool area was ideal, with some shade - again peaceful. Although we shared the pool with the cottage, it generally felt it was just ours. The short road to the cottage was a bit rough, but well worth it once we arrived and our host Joanne was attentive but not intrusive. I would happily visit Bamboo House again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
WIltshire
5

A heavenly place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What can we say, bamboo house was nothing other than perfect. The larger house was lovely and perfect for the four of us, we had so much room to relax in the mornings and evenings, while watching the hummingbirds on the balcony and birds flying around the garden. Enjoying run punch on the balcony every evening and relaxing by the pool during the day. Joanne was amazing helped with anything we needed or wanted to know. The location of the house was perfect. A short walk to the local bar and supermarket and another hotel where we went for evening drinks was Just over the road. A short drive to the harbour more restaurants and shops if you wanted to see more faces. Antigua is beautiful the beaches, the people and everything about it will make it the most memorable holiday. We can't wait to go back one day and stay in the smaller cottage for two people ( maybe even for our honeymoon after getting engaged at the bar on Christmas Eve) it really was a perfect place to stay and I would recommend to anyone that can goes and enjoys this wonderful place. Thank you for such a wonderful experience and place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca, I enjoyed meeting you & your family. I am going to hold you to having your honeymoon in the cottage, I look forward to seeing you both again. Joanne
WIltshire
5

Absolute Heaven and the best place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay. Great accommodation. We stayed in the big house as 4 of us went, we had the most lovely time. The garden is beautiful and the pool is great. we really loved everything about this place and can't wait to go back as a pair one day and stay in the small bungalow.

5 minute walk to the brilliant bar that was sweetees, with great ice-cream. Also the hotel at the end of the drive across the road was great for a late drink on the way back from dinners. Was literally an amazing holiday. Joanne is so helpful, brilliant and always around if you need something or on the end of the phone. We got fresh salad from her which she grows and enjoyed watching the tortoises come out at night, along with the hummingbirds and other birds on the balcony every day. Perfect paradise and cant wait to go back one day.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is really good to know that enjoyed the house and Antigua, thank you so much. Look forward to seeing you both again. Take care Joanne
5

Beautiful House & Garden, Great Location - Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas 2014 at Bamboo House and the only way to summarise our ten days at Bamboo House is to say it was "Perfect" on every level.

Bamboo House is hidden away in a quiet area but just a few minutes walk from a small but adequate super market, a local bar and ice cream parlour and a pleasant beach front hotel with a bar and restaurant. A short drive takes you into the much livelier bar and restaurant area of Falmouth Harbour and a little further down the road there is English Harbour so there is no shortage of bars, shops and restaurants. We prefer local shops, bars and restaurants but there are also smart places for a special night out.

The house is Caribbean in style with well designed outdoor spaces to relax or eat overlooking the lawns and the miniature rainforest that Joanne has created in the garden. The pool is plenty big enough to enjoy a swim and the garden is thoughtfully designed to provide total seclusion. The wildlife is worth a mention including humming birds that come to feed at the house.

The house is large, very well equipped and comfortably furnished so, as two couples, we always had our own space as well as good spots to meet and socialise. We quickly felt at home and the house design and furnishing created the "island life" that we wanted - no concrete boxes and minimalistic furniture here.

Joanne is the perfect host, attentive and friendly when you need her but respectful of your privacy the rest of the time. She is a mine of information on the island and her initial briefing was brilliant as she took the time to understand what we liked and disliked and was able to guide us in all the right directions.

We hired a 4x4 and, if you want to get to all the beaches, this is essential, especially the beautiful Rendezvous Bay which is worth at least one day but there are plenty of fabulous beaches that are easily accessed by any hire car and Bamboo House is in the ideal location to explore the best of the island's beaches.

We know the Caribbean very well and Antigua is one of our favourite islands, a great mix of good scenery, lovely beaches and charming people, and St John's is a nice town that is a great place for a day off the beach. Bamboo House and the gorgeous little cottage that is at the other end of the garden are the perfect place to stay and we are definitely going back.

Joanne, thank you for your hospitality, you have created a very special place and we hope to see you again before too long.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, it was a pleasure meeting all of you and sharing Bamboo Garden. I look forward to seeing you again and wish you all the best for 2015. Kindest regards, Joanne
Watertown, NY
5

Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 teenage daughters, and I recently spent a week in the beautiful Bamboo House. The home was clean and accurately depicted on the web. Joanne had graciously stocked our fridge with fresh fruits, vegetables, and a delicious rum punch. She also offered to get some groceries for us for Monday morning as the stores are closed on Sunday (the day of our arrival). This home was perfect for a family of four. My daughters shared a bedroom with their own bathroom and we each had our own privacy. The kitchen, dining room, and living room are all an open concept, so preparing meals was quite fun. We usually had dinner on the large porch. My daughters enjoyed reading in the relaxing hammock too. We used the pool each day while taking in the amazing landscaping. My daughters enjoyed feeding Joanne's tortoises, zip lining, horseback riding, and of course we all loved the pristine beaches. We visited Rendezvous Beach, Pineapple Bay, and Half Moon Bay. We were the only ones on the beach at Rendezvous. Pineapple Bay was a bit more touristy, but beautiful. Half Moon Bay had interesting natural beauty. I took some great photos of my family on the rocks with the waves splashing over them. Definitely listen to Joanne for restaurant recommendations...one of our favorite meals was at the Asian restaurant in Falmouth. The food, service, and view were amazing! Thank you Joanne for a being so kind and accommodating to our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it was a pleasure meeting all of you, until your next Antiguan holiday. All the best Joanne
Calgary, AB
5

We’ve Discovered a Small Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I’ve put off doing this review because it’s hard to find the right words on how much we enjoyed our stay at Bamboo House. A better host you will not find than Joanne.

We stayed at Bamboo House with another couple March 12th to March 26th, 2014. Every morning we would enjoy relaxing and having breakfast on the wrap around veranda. Then of course a dip in the pool. Next we were either off somewhere for lunch or packing a lunch and heading for a beach. Most evenings we enjoyed a BBQ dinner cooked on a charcoal BBQ on the veranda. Forgot how good food tasted cooked over charcoal. We did enjoy a couple of nights out for dinner and a couple of pizza nights on the veranda. Most days we enjoyed the pool after the beach and sometimes later in the evening. We also did some site seeing and got lost a few times but truly enjoyed seeing parts of the island we wouldn’t otherwise see. Our favorite beach was Rendezvous. Need a 4X4 though as it’s a rough road. Its worth it though as it’s a beautiful beach and you all but have it to yourself. I won’t go into all the different places to go as they are all covered many times on reviews below. We concur with everything positive. A very beautiful island.

Joanne is such a wonderful person. She is very well versed on the island and was so very helpful with anything we needed. She always went the extra mile for us. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept. So much to see and every time I walked around the grounds, I saw something different. As for the house itself, it’s wonderful and comfortable. The two bedrooms have their own bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped for all your cooking needs. The living room is very comfortable but we spent little time in it. Our time was out on the wrap around veranda where we could enjoy the view of the grounds, listen to birds during the days, and the frogs at night.

For a vehicle, we used TT car rentals and they were great. They lead us to Bamboo House which made it much easier. After that, we found for the most part it was easy to get around the island. Baileys grocery and Crabhole liquor stores are very close and a great little ice cream place (same parking lot as Baileys).

So thank you so very much Joanne. We look forward to spending another holiday with you in the future. Also looking forward to my Desert Rose seeds.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so nice to meet you both, and very nice to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. I do hope I get to see you again. Thank you for the review. Take Care Joanne

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Pidgeon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Rendezvous Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
English Harbour & Nelson's Dockyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Shirley Heights Lookout
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From C$210 Per night

St. Paul House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Nov 16 2014 - May 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
C$256
C$1,790
 
 
Low Season
May 16 2015 - Nov 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$1,470
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
C$256
 

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Amenities

St. Paul House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
ipod docking station, Very private large tropical garden

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