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Luxury 2 bed villa close to beach spectacular view over Caribbean Sea

Judy Forward

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Luxury 2 bed villa close to beach spectacular view over Caribbean Sea

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

St. John Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms sleeps 4/5, lounge, verandah, family bathroom

Hummingbird Villa is centrally located in beautiful landscaped tropical gardens with stunning panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea at Dickensons Bay. Large verandah perfect for alfresco dining overlooks the outdoor freshwater swimming pool. Large lounge furnished in traditional Antiguan style offers comfort and relaxation. Lounge has extra twin sofa bed for flexible sleeping accomodation that can be screened from the main living area. Cable TV, DVD, CD and radio with a small library of CD's DVD's and books Free WIFI internet connection available. Fully equipped kitchen for selfcatering with microwave oven, full cooker, fridge freezer and washing machine, separated from living area with breakfast bar and stools. Down stairs from the lounge is the master bedroom with kingsize bed and fabulous sea view. A second bedroom with double bed includes a wardrobe with the secuirty safe. Family bathroom with corner shower and marble top vanity unit. Travel cot and baby bath available on request

Our villa is only 750 yards from the mile long white sandy beach at Dickensons Bay. Here you will find watersports, bars and restaurants. There are many lovely beaches from which you can go snorkelling to see the colourful fish and coral reefs. The main town of St Johns is only 5 minutes drive away where you will find supermarkets, a mass of interesting shops and duty free shopping.

The airport is 15 minutes drive away.

Maid service is provided at the start and end of each rental and once each week during your stay.

Antigua is famous for its 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. Dickensons Bay, which the villa overlooks, is one of the most vibrant areas where you can relax or particpate in a variety of watersports. Alternatively you can relax with a drink by the pool and watch the spectacular sunsets in the evenings. Antigua provides some of the most interesting historical attractions such as Nelsons dockyard, Betty's Hope sugar plantation and BBQ at Shirleys Heights on a Sunday which is very popular with visitors. Information about all there is to see and do is available in the information books at the villa

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Judy Forward (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Judy Forward

Having worked in higher education as a nurse lecturer I am now working part time as community nurse advisor. My husband a retired hospital consultant has family connections to Antigua dating back five generations.

Judy Forward purchased this villa in 2005

Why Judy Forward chose St. John

After visiting Antigua for a number of years we discovered the unique residential development of Halcyon Heights. A perfect holiday environment for all age groups offering relaxation, swiming, close to restuarants and beach activites

What makes this villa unique

Fabulous views from the villa and gardens

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've been back for a week now after 4 weeks at your villa, and I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you so much for letting us stay in your fabulous home in Antigua. It was just what we needed and we had a wonderful and much needed rest, made all the more pleasant by having such a fab base at Hummingbird Villa.

What a perfect location!

We had a hire car for the duration, so were off out on our adventures every day. It was so lovely to have a nice cosy and comfortable place to come "home" to at the end of the day.

We loved it!

We cherished the peace and quiet.......and had absolutely no problem with mosquito's, We had lots of rain whilst we were there too (much needed on the island)We had absolutely no problems at all.

We are thinking of spending some time in 2015 on the Island and would like to stay at your home again
Apr 2014
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Reviews

4.7
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Luxury 2 bed villa close to beach spectacular view over Caribbean Sea
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
4

A tranquil place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We spent three weeks at Hummingbirds Villa over looking Dickenson Bay and enjoyed the tranquility of the first floor villa and surroundings, especially the fresh water swimming pool. All amenities are provided and the villa was extremely well equipped. The property was cooled by fans which we initially thought was a downside but we did not need AC as the fans were perfectly adequate once we were acclimatised. The internet worked well but tended to be slow but there are lots of places that have a faster internet connection if required. The owners made every effort to ensure that the villa had everything needed.

There was a comfortable patio suite to relax in and to enjoy the panoramic view of the bay, the cleaning was done once a week by a very friendly maid and bed linen and towels changed. The site manager was around seven days a week in the daytime cleaned the pool every day and there was a security guard patrolling from 10pm until 6am

We found that the villa was located in one of the best areas of the island as there were plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, however a car was essential to get to St John’s or to other parts of the island and for shopping.

We enjoyed our holiday in Antigua and would not hesitate to use Hummingbird villa if we visited the island again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to receive constructive feedback and endeavor to respond to suggestions to improve our guests experience. Thank you to our recent guests for this review. We try to provide a home from home experience and comfort is high on our agenda. Being high up not only enables us to benefit from superb views over the sea but also to benefit from the effects of the cooling trade-winds when relaxing in this unique environment. .
4

Everything you could want..........

  • 4 of 5

This villa is absolutly perfect in more ways than one. This is my second time staying at Judy & Robins Villa and i can say, i wouldnt want to stay anywhere else on the island, not even with my own family. Perfect location, close to town and supermarket. Perfect sea views, even when it rains(which is never usually that long) its beautiful, you can watch it from the terrace balcony. The description is more than acurate and it really is a delightful place, has everything from pots and pans, nice towels and enough space to fit all your nice holiday clothes in. Me and my partner feel very safe and secure here and unlike other accomodation, you do not feel restricted, we came and went as we pleased. The villa is very clean and has a lovely layout, very homely and warm, it is extremely well maintained and we cant find any faults. I love the island and can honestly say i am always happy when i know i'll be staying at Robin and Judy's. There are lots of recomendations, including Half Moon Bay, our favorite beach, Dennis Bar & Grill,near Jolly Beach and also Jolly Harbour Al Porto does a great italian, too many to mention. if your lucky like me to have a great partner who can cook, many a meal has been shared on the beautiful seating area.I even managed to invite my dad over for dinner!!!! The pool area and gardens are immaculate and so much effort is put into keeping it nice, it shows. The Site Manager Steve is always around and greets us with a smile each morning, he saved me during a flying bug incident!!! Always very helpful and willing. I have already sent a link to a friend who i met on the plane and my family also say they would stay there when they get the chnace to make it back to Antiga. Overall I love this place and honestly cant think of any reasons why anyone else wouldnt, if you want a great holiday with everything covered, then this is the place to be :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this kind review. We are so pleased that all our efforts to maintain high standards in the villa, the pool and the gardens have been appreciated and enjoyed. The feeling of safety makes for a relaxing holiday. It has been a pleasure to have you stay and we look forward to welcoming you again.
5

Self catering luxury

  • 5 of 5

Hummingbirds Villa is extremely well equipped with kitchen materials, fans and everything required for a luxury holiday with a freedom of movement, that no fully inclusive resort could ever offer. The two double bedrooms are light and airy, and there is loads of space in the apartment. For people who prefer to stay inside, there is also a spacious seating area and tv. We spent most of our time on the balcony, which is extremely big and allows you to entertain people to your hearts content. The view is nothing short of amazing, azure blue sea as far as the eye can reach. The pool has a nice temperature and is very clean, and the pool seating area can be a nice social place to meet some of the other guests if you would choose to do so. The grounds are well maintained and well watered. We much preferred this type of holiday to an all inclusive resort, where you don't get to see the island and get to know to the local attractions. The beach in Dickenson's Bay is beautiful, and there is enough night life and there are several good restaurants to keep you entertained at all time.

We went to Putters, a bar near the casino, were we were warmly welcomed by the owners and the other bar staff. Try the pizza it is lovely and the cocktails are awesome. Peppers and Lime at the beach often has bands on Sunday afternoon, which is good fun. We even saw Curtley Ambrose there playing the bass guitar.

We rented a car to see the island and tried a different beach every day. English Harbour is also worth a visit and The Nest beach near Jolly Beach is gorgeous.

I can definitely say that we had one of the best holidays ever at Hummingbirds villa. Additionally, if you would require a less lively time than we did, it would be equally as good to go here. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a very good time in Antigua and that our villa helped in your enjoyment of the local area and entertainment available. I am sure your review will help future renters gain an insight into the the facilities available at our villa and the attractions of the island. .
5

Great Villa, Amazing Views and Friendly Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice now and each time we have absolutley loved the villa. It is well appointed and is clean and tidy. It is like home from home. The pool is another great assest and the views of Dickensons Bay in the evenings are amazing. Having stayed in resorts previously this is a completley different way to explore the island and much more fun. Looking forward to our next trip in March 2012 !!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed staying at our villa our villa and pleased to be welcoming you back in March 2012.
5

Awesome villa and great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hummingbirds Halcyon Heights villa for 14 wonderful days celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have been happier!! The villa was very clean and had everything we needed. The pool and grounds were beautiful and very well kept.

The view from the verandah was spectacular with a view overlooking Dickenson Bay. It was in a great location as a base for all of our exploring. We visited many beautiful beaches; Half Moon Bay, Long Bay, Pigeon Bay, Turner Bay and many more.

The people of Antigua are very friendly and were extremely helpful when we needed directions.

We will definitely be back and of course this is the place we'd stay!

Thanks Judy and Robin!! We won't forget our 25th wedding anniversary trip!!

P.S. It was wonderful meeting Joy and Sir Louis!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you both to stay for special occasion and so pleased you found everything to your liking. Thank you for your kind review.
5

des vacances en famille réussies

  • 5 of 5

du 21 décembre au 4 janvier dernier nous avons logés dans cette belle villa pour nos vacances. Nous sommes un couple avec 2 enfants de 10-13 ans. Le site est incroyable et la vue sur Dickenson Bay nous manquera à coup sûr. Steve la personne ressource du site, est d'une grande amabilité et une bonne source de conseils. Étant donné que pour la majorité ce sont des retraités qui habitent l'endroit, la piscine est pratiquement toujours désertes et les enfants se sont bien amusés. La plage est à 650 mètres, mais il est bon de savoir que nous devons y accéder par une dénivellation de terrain très importante. Pour aller à la plage, pas de problème, mais pour y revenir...il faut être en forme. Nous utilisions presque à chaque fois l'auto pour nous rendre à la plage et au lieu d'aller à Dickenson Bay avec tous ses hotels et ses plages bondées, nous allions à la plage de Fort James qui est à environ 8 minutes en voiture et est toujours déserte. Nous pouvions même stationner l'auto sous un arbre, sur la plage, pour avoir nos effets personnels à porter de main. Pour ce qui est de la villa en elle-même, les photos sont le reflet de la réalité mais la villa aura besoin de rafraichissements dans les mois qui viennent. De plus, ce n'est pas des lits de grandeur king dans les chambres comme mentionnés dans la description et cela nous a déçu. Dans la chambre des maître: un lit queen et dans la 2e chambre un lit double. Nous aurions bien aimé le savoir avant de faire notre choix. Un dernier point qui m'avait échappé lorsque j'ai loué la villa, c'est qu'il n'y a pas de salle à manger dans la villa mais seulement sur le balcon à l'extérieur. Oui il y a bien un comptoir lunch à l'intérieur mais seulement pour 2 personnes. Nous étions 4 et nous prenions notre petit-déjeuner à l'extérieur mais quand arrivait le temps de prendre un repas le soir nous étions plutôt *le repas*. Il y avait énormément de moustiques et nous devions nous réfugier dans le salon pour terminer.

Pour le reste, on se sentait en sécurité, Valérie nous a bien accueillis à notre arrivé et s'est occupée de faire le ménage pour nous 1 fois durant nos vacances. Pour ce qui est des épiceries pour acheter notre nourriture, nous aimions bien le *first choice* à 5 minutes de la maison pour les aliments non-périssable et * l'Epicurian* un peu plus loin sur la route, pour la viande et les fruits et légumes. Pendant nos vacances nous avons arpenté l'île dans son entier et nous avons été conquis...

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate feedback from our guests. The pool is quiet often because the majority of residents work during the day, which is an advantage our guests usually prefer as they have uninterrupted use of the pool. However, sometimes in the evenings it can be a place to meet other people to see the sun go down. The beds have been measured using english sizes and are 5 foot wide in main bedroom and 4 foot 7 inches in smaller room and 3 foot wide as the pull out beds.We have few mosquitos as we have mosquito traps but sand flies have generally been an issue on the island this year due to the unusual amount of rain during high season. Guests will be pleased to learn that a brand new new shower cabin has at last been imported and has replaced the one which was damaged. Our living area and kitchen has been refurbished which is a routine part of our regular maintainence to ensure high standards for our guests. In addition a new dining suite has been installed on the verandah where we eat. Valerie our maid is always willing to help and advise our guests as is Steve the site manager and contact details are always provided for our guests.

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
VC Bird International Airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Putters,
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
St John's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cedar Valley
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Blu Pineapple and Bay House
Nearest Beach
650 Metres
Dickensons Bay
Car: recommended

Hummingbird Villa is centrally located in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden in the residential community of Halcyon Heights.The unique Caribbean feel of Hummingbird Villa offers peace, privacy, relaxation and personal enjoyment. The verandah offers some of the most spectacular views on the island over Dickenson's Bay and the Caribbean Sea. All amenities, bars, restaurants, watersports and boat trips are 5 minutes walk or short drive. Dickenson's Bay is a beautiful long white sandy beach and is ideal for families, couples, wedding couples to enjoy swimming, and sunbathing. Nearby there is golf at Cedar Valley. Approximately 2 miles from the capital St Johns where there are many places of interest and 10 minutes from VC Bird International Airport. Large supermarket within 1 mile and local fruit and vegetable market in St John's.

Other Activities: scuba diving and fishing

Golf: Our villa is only 5 minutes from Cedar Valley golf course. Jolly Harbour golf course in half an hours drive away

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Rates & Availability

From £54 Per night

St. John Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 3 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
£375
 
 
High Season
Nov 29 2015 - May 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
£475
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Prices are for the villa.
Rates include four persons occupancy.
Additional fifth person supplement
All utilities and weekly maid service included .
5% discount for stay of three weeks, further discount four weeks and over by negotiation.
25% non refundable deposit required to secure your reservation for up to 3 weeks.
30% non refundable deposit required to secure your reservation for 4 weeks
Deposit on booking and balance 8 weeks prior to start of holiday
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Amenities

St. John Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Marble topped vanity wash basin unit
  • Tiled bathroom with enclosed corner shower unit and marble topped vanity unit where there is ample space for storing toiletries.A baby bath is available on request.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pulls out into 2 separate singles
  • The villa has a master bedroom with kingsize bed has a fabulous sea view which overlooks the landscaped tropical gardens. There is a double wardrobe with additional storage space over and room for a cot which is available on request. It is cooled by a free standing fan and sea breezes. Bedroom two has a large double bed, storage cupboard and a double wardrobe in which you will find the security safe. It is cooled by a ceiling fan. Mosquito nets are provided in both bedrooms. The traditionally Antiguan style lounge with comfortable seating under a vaulted ceiling includes an additional wicker settee which makes into two separate full size single beds. These can be screened from the main living area for privacy if used for sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Accessed via a private drive from the main road, Hummingbird Villa in the small private residential community at Halcyon Heights is nestled into the hillside and has unparalleled views over Dickenson's Bay on the north west coast of Antigua. Centrally located in beautiful landscaped tropical gardens our villa overlooks the fresh water swimming pool. Decorated in traditional Antiguan style, the facilities offer relaxation and comfort and alfresco dining. Entertainment inlcudes: flat screen TV with cable satalite service, WIFI, DVD, radio/CD player with small library of DVD's, CD's and books in lounge. There are also maps and tourist information available. Within walking distance or short drive are a long white sandy beach, watersports, local bars and restaurants. The main shopping centre in St John's is 2 miles away. Local shops are a short walk. Parking is availble for 1 car.

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