As the owners private home for six months of every year, this luxurious, recently decorated, three double bedroom house, each bedroom en-suite, is furnished and equipped to a much higher standard than the usual letting property. Its' position at the base of the favoured South Finger brings all the facilities of Jolly Harbour within easy walking distance, so a car is not essential. The newly installed pool, outside bar, BBQ and dock provide fun at home. Separate patio seating areas allow private moments. Our spacious fully equipped kitchen encourages entertaining.
Ideal for three couples, or three generations of a family.
I live in Lymington UK with my partner Budgie. We are both retired (me from IBM, him from Surgery) and spend six months of each year in England, and six months in our lovely home in Antigua (to avoid the English winter!) We are 'yachties' and have a small sailing boat in Antigua. We also love gardening and enjoy finding interesting plants from the Caribbean to plant in our Jolly Harbour garden. (A local gardener takes care of the garden when we are away). We also play golf, and collect art. An eclectic mixture of local and international paintings are displayed on the walls of Jolly Lodge.
For eight years we spent every winter in New Zealand. The journey took three days each way. During a return trip from NZ we visited Jolly Harbour, and had more fun in six days than in six months in England! We now find direct flights to and from Antigua from UK, USA and Canada easy and stress-free. We love the climate, the best in the World, and the friendly Antiguan people. Jolly Harbour is full of happy like-minded people all here to enjoy themselves. We love the proximity to a wonderful beach, excellent restaurants and friendly bars. Everything needed for a relaxing holiday is in the JH complex, a car is not needed unless one wishes to explore the Island, with its' famous Georgian Nelson's Dockyard, Falmouth with fabulous superyachts, & the exciting island capital city, St John's.
We bought this property because it has three double bedrooms, unlike most properties in Jolly Harbour with only two bedrooms. The corner location gave us a private garden and the opportunity to build a side extension and heated swimming pool within the secure fenced area of the property. The private position and location of the house allows a cool breeze to blow through day and night; we have never had to use air conditioning in the ground floor rooms, and rarely in the bedrooms. Ceiling fans in the rooms, and on the waterfront patio, keep us cool and relaxed.
Jolly Harbour Marina Village is a gated, secure marina & leisure community with a large supermarket and many restaurants and bars. The mile long white sand beach (2 mins walk) provides safe bathing in milky warm turquoise water.
Our favourite restaurant is Melinis, 5 mins walk, and the West Point Bar is a meeting place for 'yachties' before and after the regular Saturday afternoon Yacht races. Crew are always wanted! Put your name on the board.
Car and taxi hire is available in JH. Historic Nelsons Dockyard at English Harbour is a must-see, and the famous Sunday evening parties on Shirley Heights , watching the sun set to the sound of the Halcyon Steel Band (all welcome, small entry fee) should not be missed. Ziplining through the forest, or swimming with stingrays, are other must-do activities while in Antigua.
Duty free shopping for luxury items, Colombian gemstones, and local handicrafts in St John's is fun, have a cold drink on Hemingway's balcony and watch the crowds below.
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7 night minimum stay
|Discounts: 14 nights or more: $280 Nightly|
|Booking deposit of $300 required within 5 days of booking. Converts to damage deposit on occupation. Not applied to rent but returnable within 14 days of satisfactory checkout. First 50% of rent typically due 60 days prior to occupation, remaining 50% of rent due 14 days prior to occupation. Acceptable payment methods: bank transfers or cheques, PayPal, personal cheques (allow 7 days to clear).|
|Notes||Special rates can be negotiated for rentals over one month.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.