St. Paul Villa Rental Photos and Description
Airy 2 storey villa, spacious 3 double bedrooms all en suite sleeps 6 + cot
Zandoli is a spacious, three bedroom two-storey wooden house on Pigeon Beach Road. Set on a gently sloping hillside within the National Parkland area of Historic English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard, the lovely sandy Beach at Pigeon Point voted one of the ten best beaches in the Caribbean is just 3 minutes walk away. Beautifully designed and built in traditional Caribbean style, it has painted Jalousie wooden shuttered doors and windows to catch the breeze, ceiling fans and large shady verandas with south westerly sunset views across Falmouth Harbour towards Rendezvous Bay. Comfortably appointed with Balinese teak furniture all the bedrooms have Four poster queen sized beds and all have en suite shower/ bath rooms. The house has a well equipped open-plan kitchen upstairs and two separate lounge areas upstairs and down with a lovely view across Falmouth bay. The house is in a quiet location, yet within easy walking distance of all the facilities at Antigua Yacht Club and Marina and the restaurants, bars, cafes and shops of both Falmouth & English Harbour.
Entering from the gated car parking area, through the 'Bali Gate' ensures privacy and security around the house. Landscaped gardens around the house are planted with a large variety of colourful tropical plants and trees including cactus, palms, banana trees, frangipani and bougainvillea all tended to by Gilberto the gardener twice a week.
Approach the front entrance porch and just prior to entering the house there is a Balinese stone carved warm shower set amongst the palms to wash sand away when returning from a day at the beach.
Step into the cool interior with wooden polished floors throughout and large shady verandas on both levels.
There is a comfortable lounge area on both levels within the main house and the open plan kitchen upstairs leads out onto the dining area on the upper veranda. With its large round table, seating for up to ten people and sunset views overlooking Falmouth Harbour Bay, it's the ideal setting for relaxed family holiday meals and entertaining, especially cocktails at sundown!
Our housekeeper Fiona prepares the house and welcomes clients on arrival. She shows all the facilitiesof the house and demonstrates the security alarm system.
There is maid-service twice a week: coming to clean and tidy the house, change bedding and towels and do the house laundry. Any personal laundry is done by separate arrangement with Fiona.
Any other special requirements made by prior arangement with Fiona, such as babysitting, for which payment is made directly to her.
The location of the house is within easy reach of all the shops and cafes, restaurants and bars of both English and Falmouth Harbour.
A car is not essential but we do recommend renting a vehicle for exploring further afield and enjoying the island to the full. There are several taxi and rental firms close by and they will do an airport collection and return service. We recommend several companies to clients and send out lots of information about the house and the island once a booking is confirmed.
There is ample info in a pack at the house with other activities, eating and shopping recommendations in.as well as important information to do with the house facilities.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
“I came again to Zandoli…..” - It sounds as if it could be an introduction to a Daphne du Maurier novel ,and in so many ways it is evocative of a place where erstwhile memories can be conjured again and again. For upon reacquaintance one is instantly reminded of the previous visit, to an idyllic location and a marvellous house in which to luxuriate at ease in an atmosphere of calm and natural beauty.
The owners have created Zandoli in the essence of a Thai dwelling with strong Balinese influence in design and décor, yet with all conveniences and appurtenances of the 21st Century subtly disguised within a setting which is timeless. It is thus that upon finding the inviting warmth within this environment, one feels completely relaxed and ready to enjoy a vacation of a lifetime in such ambient surroundings. “The Help” (pardon current parlance) Fiona, is effusively welcoming, and any request how big or small is no problem for her.
The proximity of one of the finest amongst its 365-boasted beaches, which Antigua offers (one for every day of the year) is paramount, for within a mere 200 metres is the most wonderful Pigeon Bay beach, which the house overlooks from its well-chosen position, affording an ever-changing view of the bay, which is actively enchanting from dawn until night. One can sit on the balcony all day and watch the ships and boats which ply in and out of English Harbour: the myriad colour changes of the sky and sea during the hours of daylight, and the most fantastic skyscapes of the most vibrant colours of the spectrum, as the sun goes down over the silhouette of the hill on the opposite side of the bay - such unforgettable and mesmerising sunsets to be found anywhere in the world.
Also within easy reach nearby is Nelson’s Dockyard , without doubt one of the best attractions; unmolested for nearly 300 years, still utilising all the original sympathetically restored buildings, transports the visitor back to the period of the late 18th century. It is especially evocative with all the traditional tall ships and sailing boats moored by the quays, or in the tranquil blue waters of this amazing natural harbour.
Without wishing to provide a travelogue of the island, there is so much to enjoy with excellent restaurants and exciting haunts to be savoured, all within a stone’s throw from the house called “Zandoli”. Once experienced you too will be totally and forever smitten with its charms and the call of the Caribbean.