About the property
- Villa2220 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 comfortably - private access to beach
Antigua's very stylish ocean front villa, nestled in an elegant tropical garden, perfect for families & large groups, special rates for couples. The setting is seaside and rural, yet central for English Harbour, various favourite beaches, not too far from town.
The master suite, level with the spacious dining room, living room and modern, fully equipped and re-furbished kitchen allows apartment style living, with two further double bedrooms and a den suitable for sleeping, on the lower level. The living room opens onto the veranda, overlooking the elegant 14' by 24' pool, unspoiled beach and ocean. Songs of the sea, picturesque views, strong but not overpowering breezes blow away the cobwebs and refresh the mind. Tan on the pool deck, which now has a permanent sun shade, wander tranquil hills and peaceful beaches, cast a line & collect treasures of the sea on the quiet beach beyond the gate. Enjoy the party atmosphere of nearby English Harbour, star-spot at celebrity get-away St James's Club, or simply enjoy the astral cinema from the verandah by night. Walled round, with monitored security system, lights and safe - for peace of mind.
Before you arrive:: Please contact the owners with your specific enquiries. For best maintained cars, we at Willoughby recommend J&R Rentals. You should also request owner's hand-drawn route and written directions from airport to Willoughby to ensure you end up on the right side of Willoughby Bay, but J&R Rentals will assist new guests in their journey from the airport to the villa.
On arrival, you will find your Welcome Hamper, grocery items chosen by you for your arrival snack.
We're pleased to reserve you a table at a local restaurant. On the other hand, at Willoughby you may use the phone to make all your bookings at no extra charge. Wifi is also complimentary.
Always wanted to learn how to sail? Let us book you a few reasonably priced lessons at the Yacht Club.
Jean & Rolston Michael
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- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Jean & Rolston Michael
The photo above is of Jean Michael standing in the TV area in Willoughby villa. I was born in Trinidad of an Antiguan mother and a Dominican father, grew up in England, spent 10 years in Germany, returned to England and emigrated to Antigua with Rolston in 1995. Rolston (I'll put up a picture of him later) is born of Antiguan mother and father. Our parents grew up together and met up again in Trinidad. During the years between UK and Antigua, they kept in touch - good friends forever.
Jean & Rolston Michael purchased this Villa in 1997
Why Jean & Rolston Michael chose Saint Paul
You can trust Willoughby; we built it with the skills of local tradesmen. Rolston bought the land at a time when Antiguans were not buying seaside land. Willoughby Bay does not flood; even during hurricanes, the high water mark is well below the level of the house, so you will be quite safe.
What makes this Villa unique
Willoughby Bay has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful and unspoilt bays on the island.
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We've booked a return visit
Two weeks in January 2018 were not enough, so we'll be back for three weeks next year!
This was our fourth self-catering visit to Antigua, and Willoughby was the best of the four houses we have stayed in. It is well equipped, and everything works, including the hot water and broadband, both of which have been flaky elsewhere. The pool is crystal clear, but does not use chlorine, which is a bonus.
Jean and Rolston met us at the villa, and ensured that the fridge was stocked with "welcome pack" items we had requested in advance. They were available on the phone throughout our stay, and sorted out a couple of minor niggles quickly and efficiently.
The location of Willoughby is superb - 10 minutes from English Harbour and 20 minutes from Half Moon Bay. Recommended restaurants are Jacksons (formerly the Hideout), just two minutes from the villa, and Cloggys and Trappas in English Harbour.
Looking forward to our return to Willoughby next year!
We were petrified when we learned that our January guests were themselves in the business of villa rentals. But we need not have worried; as with most of our guests, these guests were very pleasant and charming; just wanted to relax and enjoy their hard earned rest away from the cold.
Thanks to you both for your suggestions as to how we could improve our offer. If we don't manage to get everything done before your return (particularly the more expensive improvements), it will be because we have to pay university fees as from October.
We are very grateful for the very positive review - it's always nice to be appreciated.
A little bit of paradise!
The villa was everything we hoped for, very peaceful, private and tranquil. The villa was very clean and equipped with everything we needed. The interior of the villa could do with a little updating perhaps, but the view from the balcony was so breathtakingly beautiful. The garden and the pool was gorgeous with plenty of places to sit in the sun but also plenty of shade as well! Jean and Rolston were friendly and approachable, it was so nice to chat with them and learn a little about their lives living in Antigua. The car hire firm that Jean recommended gave great service. Really appreciated the escorted service from the airport when we arrived, as the roads are very dark and the potholes awesome! Hope to return next year.
setting and accomodations noice
nice ideal quiet location. Especially since we used it as a family reunion.
All what we would need for week vacation was there.
Hosts/owner were very nice. I liked the that owner/host asked early on what we would need for provisions for that first day, and they were provided (milk, butter, bread, etc). After a long day of traveling it was to know that there was something there to get started. A great touch that I never encountered before in VRBO.
I would recommend more plastic glasses, dishes for pool area use.
Only issue was communication with owner prior to and during visit. There were delays we used texted and owners often used email through VRBO and we don't have a VRBO account to send responses through.
Hope to vacation again here in a few years
Great for families
Spacious accommodation with all conveniences for a comfortable vacation. I deal for families.
Jean and Rolston are great and nothing is too much trouble. the bay is great to look at but the beach is all stones and the sargasso weed was in when we were there (Late June) so not good for swimming, but you have the pool and there are 365 other great beaches in Antigua to choose from. Lovely quiet area, with nothing around so you will need a car to get about.
English harbour is only 5 minutes away and the st James club even closer.
Thank you to all our guests - best people in the world. We love meeting and greeting you and to know that our efforts are not wasted.
Fabulous Family Vacation
We had an altogether great holiday on Antigua.
Although our inbound flight was delayed we we're greeted, as arranged, at the airport by a friendly representative of the car hire company that Willoughby's owners had recommended to us. He then drove us to the Willoughby property. His service was most helpful and uncomplicated. Do ask the Michaels for his service.
Willoughby is situated directly on the waterfront of a peaceful bay. The views are unspoilt and second to none. The garden has been lovingly kept and offers practical spaces for bbqing, hanging out the laundry, and relaxing in the sun or shade.
The pool was lovely! Salt water, no chemicals! There are sun loungers too.
There is a constant refreshing breeze which helps keep mosquitoes at bay. Although the temperatures are high we had no need of the AC which is installed in every bedroom.
Willoughby is fully furbished and the kitchen is very well stocked. We had everything we needed for our family vacation. There were even some great toys for our toddler and a baby's cot. We felt immediately comfortable and at home.
Many thanks Michael family for this wonderful home from home. We would certainly book again.
S, L, F
A lovely relaxing stay overlooking the ocean!
We are just back from a relaxing stay at Willoughby in the Antiguan sunshine. The house is in a perfect location overlooking the ocean, and is a short drive to some lovely restaurants and beaches. Our favourite beach was half moon beach and our favourite restaurant Cloggy's in Falmouth harbour.
My son, Josh, loved swimming in the pool, and his mum & dad loved having sundowners on the deck!
Thank you to Rolston & Jean for arranging everything so well and letting us enjoy their lovely house.
Rachel, Neil & Josh Targett
'Willoughby' is situated at Red Hill, Willoughby Bay, the bay next to Marmora Bay, home to world famous St. James's Club, where our guests are made welcome for restaurant dining. It is across the bay from Crossroads Drugs Rehab Centre, founded by Eric Clapton and friends. Top restaurant The Hideout is within walking distance of Willoughby. Peaceful Willoughby Bay - ideal for walking, angling, wind-surfing, snorkelling, beach combing & watching the wildlife. 'Nowhere is far' as they say in Antigua; in 1/2 hr you can be at the golf course. A 10 min. drive to English Harbour reveals a world of shopping, water-sports & exciting night-life, esp. in high season. Learn to sail at the Yacht Club; visit the romantic setting of Nelson’s Dockyard & other famous historic sites. Enjoy local popular music? Shirley Heights is the place with steel pan and reggae. The capital St John’s, 25 mins. drive away, has a wealth of shopping and restaurant facilities. It's a 30 min. drive to the airport. Other Activities: Sea sports
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The rate quoted is in each case an example for a group of 4 people sharing. The rate for a larger or smaller group may be proportionately less or more than the quoted rate. Please contact the owner for the exact rate. Here is an example of the current rate chart: WILLOUGHBY £ Sterling - WEEKLY RATES 2017 (to be specific for bookings received between 7.5.2017 and 24.11.2018) Basic rate, 2 people sharing 4 people 6 people 8 people 7th May to 24th Nov. 2018 (Low Season) £ 900 £1,350 £1,580 £1,800 Please note the special rates for 26th Nov. to 16th Dec. 2017 (High Season 1) £1,090 £1,480 £1,750 £2,025 18th Dec. 2017 to 6th Jan. 2018 (Christmas & New Year), Agents’, Classic Yachts, Sailing Week and Cricket £1,635 £1,950 £2,180 £2,340 7th Jan. to 21st April 2018 (High Season) £1,090 £1,480 £1,750 £2,025 22nd April to 5th May 2018 (Sailing Week) £1,635 £1,950 £2,180 £2,340 6th May to 24th November 2018 £ 930 £1,400 £1,635 £1,870 LONG-TERM LEASE at £4,180 per month min. in High Season (favourable Low Season rates negotiable) subject to availability. Please enquire at email@example.com The end of the low season is often very quiet. This year, I've decided to offer a 10% discount on bookings between 27th August and 25th November 2017. Bigger discounts are a problem, since September and October nights tend to be very warm, and air conditioning is a must.