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

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Calendar last updated:
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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
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

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 23 traveler reviews

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Lush Tropical Garden
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
business
Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262413vb
-+268 2687643630
St. Paul Antigua
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
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Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262413vb
-+268 2687643630
St. Paul Antigua
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
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Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262413vb
-+268 2687643630
St. Paul Antigua
Vermont, USA
5

Why did we skip a year?

  • 5 of 5
Back with Joanne after a one-year absence, we stayed at Bamboo House with my parents and all was as wonderful as I remembered, except the charming, colorful gardens were a bit fuller and the palms a few feet taller. Antigua was vibrant and cooperative and the beaches were exquisite, and the Antiguans are helpful and good-natured. This is going to become a yearly trip, but maybe we'll leave my parents behind and stay at the smaller, more intimate Bamboo Cottage where we had our first visit with Joanne in 2012. Thank you, Joanne. It was a great vacation.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to see and have you both back here, I hope this is true and we will see you every year. Thank you for the review
All the best. Joanne.
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Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262413vb
-+268 2687643630
St. Paul Antigua
Laconia, NH USA
5

All of the comforts of home and in the tropics!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second year staying at Bamboo House for four weeks. The house is very comfortable with a fabulous wrap around porch. The outside dining next to the hummingbird feeder was great as we watched the bananaquits and hummingbirds fighting to eat the sugar water filled feeder. We enjoyed the charcoal grill outside for cooking dinner in the evening. The grounds are lovely and well kept and the pool is great for a late afternoon swim. A new addition this year were canvas beach chairs which were really nice to use, especially at Pigeon Beach and Half Moon Bay. The shopping at Bailey's and Crabhole are very convenient and we loved the croissants from the bakery down the road. The fresh vegetables we obtained from Joanne were out of this world. Such a treat! We enjoy walking in the morning and Joanne had suggested a lovely walk through some neighborhoods past the riding stables. We enjoyed Trapas Restaurant in the harbor and for a special night- Cambusa across the street from the property. Great place to stay in a quiet neighborhood. A car is a definite necessity.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, all the best to you both and I hope to see you again. Joanne
business
Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262413vb
-+268 2687643630
St. Paul Antigua
5

Fabulous Host!

  • 5 of 5
We recently returned home (reluctantly) from two weeks at the Bamboo House. We have stayed at many VRBO properties and Bamboo House tops our list. Our host Joanne was so accommodating that we felt like we were staying with family. The garden, the pool and the setting were beautiful.

Lots to do near Falmouth and English harbors. Rent a 4X4 vehicle which will allow you to access Rendezvous Bay beach. Very few people make the drive so you may end up with one of the most gorgeous beaches you've ever seen all to yourself. For scuba divers, we would recommend Tony at Dockyard Divers. With over 12,000 dives, you will be in great hands.

There are lots if really good restaurants in the area but we chose to eat in most of the time. Our gorgeous deck was the perfect spot to enjoy fresh fish that we purchased at the local grocery and barbecued.

If you have never tried the vacation rental option, this would be a great place to start. We highly recommend the Bamboo House (and Bamboo Cottage on the same property) and can't wait to return.

Mark and Brenda Jennings
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark & Brenda, very much enjoyed having you here and I look forward to a return visit sometime in the future. Enjoy all the wonderful places that you will be I also look forward to the stories that you will have of your adventures. Take care Joanne
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Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262413vb
-+268 2687643630
St. Paul Antigua
Where do you live?
5

Bamboo House in Falmouth Harbour

  • 5 of 5
My family (4 of us) stayed at the Bamboo House in December 2013. The listing description and photos are very accurate. The location of the house provides for easy access to the main road for travel and exploration. The grounds were clean and well maintained at all times. The owner is well versed in the island and able to provide information on sightseeing, restaurants and which beaches to go to. She was a huge help to us when we had difficulty getting the car we had rented and reserved from Avis--she contacted one of her contacts-- and we had a 4X4 within hours from a different agency (TT car rentals in Falmouth Harbour--I also highly recommend them--great service and friendly people)! This was my first experience renting a villa as opposed to going to an all inclusive resort and I am pleased to say that the experience was wonderful. I would highly recommend this location to others and hope to return there in the future.
Restaurants that we went to relatively close to the Bamboo House are Mauro's Pizza (very yummy, authentic) and SunRa in Falmouth Harbour--nice view of marina.
Beaches--we went to the following beaches and enjoyed each:
**Ffryes Beach (you can enjoy cocktails and food a Dennis Beach Bar)
**Half Moon (also have a beach bar, but we did not purchase anything)
**Jolly Beach (close to the marina in Jolly Harbour where you can have something to eat at a number of different restaurants and walk the marina, also have a big grocery store, banking machine)
**Rendezvous Beach--tricky to find and tricky to get to--you need a 4X4 if you are driving all the way in--which is an adventure in itself--but well worth the effort. This was our favourite beach --take a cooler and lunch and spend the day.

Other things to do:
Shirley Heights - beautiful
Devil's Bridge - unique and interesting
Nelson's Dockyard - shopping and restaurants, marina
drive and explore the island!!
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Debbie, Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Wishing you all a Happy New Year, until we see you again
All the best, 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$175 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$225
C$1,575
 
 
Low Season
May 16 2015 - Nov 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$1,225
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
C$225
 

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Tax Rate 8.0%
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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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