ROMANTIC TROPICAL HIDEAWAY - BIRDS & BEES COTTAGE

Owner

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Contact the Owner

Owner

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

ROMANTIC TROPICAL HIDEAWAY - BIRDS & BEES COTTAGE

St. John Cottage Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom en suite with lovely views from spacious verandah

Birds & Bees Cottage, as the name implies is a romantic stone cottage with shingle roof trimmed with white gingerbread. It has a king sized 4 poster bed draped in netting, antique furniture, a huge 30' x 8' verandah with a hammock for those afternoon naps. Lovely views across the tropical garden filled with an assortment of flowers and trees with many birds flitting through. There is a palm fringed pool shared with Sapodilla cottage also in the 2 acre garden. Both cottages are very private and peaceful and well separated from each other.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english

About The Owner

I sailed into English Harbour in 1967 and fell in love with the island. I built my house in 1969 in the old colonial style, and later built a cottage for my mother, and much later a small guest cottage. Unfortunately my husband and I lost our pensions to a very bad investment, and now I am renting out both cottages. My husband and I are both keen sailors, riders (I started the Springhill Riding Club just nearby in 1987) We love our three dogs and our 2 acre garden which we have filled with indigenous flowering plants and trees.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1969

Why The Owner chose St. John

We love Falmouth for its peaceful green location, it feels a long way from everywhere, but is only 5 minutes drive to lots of activities and night life - the best of both worlds.

What makes this cottage unique

Birds & Bees (we have had several engagements happen here!) is peaceful and quiet and yet near so many lively bars, restaurants, etc. There is a Mediterranean port feeling to the Yacht Club Marina with its coffee bars & boutiques and mega yachts, and yet it is only a few minutes away! You can spend the day by the pool, swinging in a hammock or at the beach, and at night enjoy a delicious dinner and dancing under the stars in one of the many restaurants in the Harbour.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Romantic Tropical Hideaway - Birds & Bees Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
business
Romantic Tropical Hideaway - Birds & Bees Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439300vb
268 460 1333
St. John Antigua
5

Perfect romantic hideaway

  • 5 of 5
A truly perfect piece of Eden, complete with tropical birds, a gorgeous vista, gentle breeze, cool pool, cool BBQ and genial hosts - authentic in every way. We couldn't wait to return to the cottage after idyllic days on pirate beaches to enjoy lazy evenings lounging on the terrace. This is a gem that we couldn't recommend highly enough. Thank you Janie and Geoffrey - we so hope to come back soon.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your super review! It is always nice to meet fellow souls who enjoy our piece of paradise as much as we do!

Do hope we might see you both here again one day.

Thank you, Janie
business
Romantic Tropical Hideaway - Birds & Bees Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439300vb
268 460 1333
St. John Antigua
5

Amazing stay and hosts at Birds & Bees Cottage!

Amazing stay and hosts at Birds & Bees Cottage!
  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic holiday!! The cottage is absolutely stunning, we enjoyed thoroughly every single moment spent in there. The fact that the shutters are open 24/7 gives you a rare opportunity to live 'outside' whilst still being in the house and compared to the expensive resorts some of our friends stayed at the same time, we would by no way change the experience we had! The owners Janie and Geoffrey are the kindest and friendliest hosts you can find and it felt like we were really welcomed and even on the day of the departure when the new guests arrived, we were welcomed to feel home in their guest room downstairs.
The view from the cottages are worth $$$$$ and being close to English Harbour, Shirley Heights, the beautiful Pigeon Beach and only a 10 min drive to some other beaches makes it a perfect location. The garden like a botanical park where you can see some real rare gems, the frangipani flower right under our bedroom window was so beautiful and being able to make my own orange juice from the oranges growing at your doorstep is something no luxury resort is able to offer. Although we were warned about the mosquitos during night time, we had absolutely no experience with them whatsoever and sleeping under the nets will guarantee you wont be bitten. This cottage was the reason we decided to go to Antigua and is definitely the reason we will be going back!
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed your company,and are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come again!
business
Romantic Tropical Hideaway - Birds & Bees Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439300vb
268 460 1333
St. John Antigua
Helena, Montana
5

Susie & RB (Montana)

Susie & RB (Montana)
  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely wonderful stay and Birds & Bees. Every December we take a trip to an island in the Caribbean and this was our best of all. We enjoyed Antigua and especially enjoyed the villa with it's gorgeous setting and remote location and still offered easy access to the beaches, harbor, restaurants, and bars. We saw most of the island in the three weeks we stayed and definitely liked this part of the island the best. After exploring the island we pretty much settled in with Falmouth Harbour, English Harbour and nearby beaches. We also spent quite a few days right at the villa enjoying the pool and just plain relaxing. Thanks Janie & Geofrey for a wonderful time and we plan on returning.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so happy you enjoyed your holiday at Birds & Bees Cottage. You certainly seemed at home, and we couldn't have asked for better guests. I do hope you will visit us again, this time we will try and plan a good dinner.
business
Romantic Tropical Hideaway - Birds & Bees Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439300vb
268 460 1333
St. John Antigua
Seattle
5

BEYOND CHARMING

  • 5 of 5
I came to Anitgua solely because I found this cottage on VRBO and HAD to stay here. It is 100 times more charming in person then in the photos. The pool is a salt water pool and just perfect in the morning, evening or anytime! The property is surrounded my lush greenery, flowers and filled with birds of all kinds. Janie and Geoffrey were the most hospitable hosts and gave us great advise on where to eat, what to see and what to do. (The horse stables are right near the property so if you like to ride I suggest the Rendezvous Ride along the beach) The cottage has a view of English Harbour and a very short car ride to some of the best food, sailing, and beaches. Ask Janie how to get to Half Moon Bay! We rented the main cottage as well as the smaller Birds and Bees cottage. The smaller cottage has an outdoor shower that can not be missed! The upper cottage has a nice big kitchen and Janie has lots of supplies to get you started with cooking. I have nothing bad to say about this place or the kindest couple who own it. You will not be disappointed!! Great for a romantic getaway, great for families with kids or couples traveling together. (my husband and I went with another couple and we loved having our own places but close by to each other)
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Tropical Hideaway - Birds & Bees Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439300vb
268 460 1333
St. John Antigua
5

Wonderful Villa!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented this lovely cottage for 11 nights and can't say enough about how beautiful the property is and how helpful and kind the owners are. Janie and Geoffrey offered us great suggestions on island restaurants and activities. Their gentle and welcoming demeanour made us feel at home. The cottage exceeded our expectations and was very private. The location is conviently close to a well-known part of the island. A quick drive takes you to beautiful English Harbour with many restaurants to enjoy and take a stroll down in the marina at Nelson's Dockyard. The best beach on the island (Rendezvous Bay) is a 10-15 minute drive - though the road is really quite rocky and really should be driven slowly and carefully.
Everyday we enjoyed the open living with birds, doves, hummingbirds and tiny lizards. The cottage was very clean and Janie was always accommodating with ANY of our requests (clean towels etc).
If you love nature and beautiful views, this cottage is for you!
Thank you Janie and Geoffrey for a wonderful and memorable vacation!
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Tropical Hideaway - Birds & Bees Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439300vb
268 460 1333
St. John Antigua
Oslo, Norway
4

Lovely tropical garden cottage close to Falmouth Harbour

  • 4 of 5
We stayed for five days and would absolutely recommend a visit to Spring Hill. The cottage is hidden in a lovely Alice in Wonderland garden, with lots of beautiful plants and flowers, and waking up every morning in the superb four-poster bed to the sunrise shining through the open windows was fantastic.

Even though the location was great, you will need a car/scooter to really enjoy the most of the surroundings.

Lovely and helpful hosts, three friendly dogs, lots of happy geckos and hummingbirds will be your closest neighbors.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday in our eco cottage! Do hope we will see you again the next time you sail in.
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
V.C. Bird Airport
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Pigeon Point
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Falmouth Village
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Jolly Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Falmouth
Car: recommended

Situated overlooking the sailing hub of English & Falmouth Harbour, only a few minutes drive away with all its historical sites, bars and restaurants, beaches and watersport attractions. Learn to sail at the Yacht Club, charter a daysailer, go for a wonderful canter on Rendezvous bay, or spend the day with the magical beach to yourselves. Or just lay back in the Gazebo by the pool with a good book!

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

St. John Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
May 15 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$100
$700
 
 
winter
Dec 1 2014 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
$980
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Year round
US$700 per week 5/15/12 - 11/30/12
US$900 per week 12/1/12 - 5/14/13
US$100 per night 5/15/12 - 11/30/12
US$130 per night 12/1/12 - 5/14/13
$100 - $130 night ;$700 - $900 week
50% deposit, although if booked many months ahead, can be split into two payments of 25% each. Balance in cash on arrival.
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

St. John Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) Four poster bed draped with netting, Baby Cribs (1) I have a drop side cot available to lend, and can get other equipment if necessary, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed for one person
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Email Owner Contact Me

Other Vacation Properties

$1,470 - $2,100 per week
4 night minimum stay
  • 1 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 3
$1,050 - $1,295 per week
5 night minimum stay
  • 1 BR,
  • 1 HF BA,
  • Sleeps 3
$675 - $975 per week
  • 1 BR,
  • Sleeps 2