|Space||2,220 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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.
Willoughby Bay has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful and unspoilt bays on the island.
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
Hosts are welcoming, very friendly and helpful! Location offers a quiet and beautiful spot to base your family or group away from the cruise and tourist crowds and vendors on the other end of the island - a short drive to English Harbour, or Half Moon Bay / Antigua Paddles and Stingray City in the other direction. The pool is a great spot to cool down after a day out exploring. The balcony is breezy, with comfortable seating and a spectacular view! Everything in the house worked well. We enjoyed cool breezes and air conditioned rooms for sleeping. This would be an excellent home base for an extended family group or a group of adults. Very spacious. Gas stove is helpful when the odd power outage occurs.
We are grateful the hosts helped us find our car rental. We rented our vehicle from Egen at J & R rentals. We had a great experience with Egen, who met us at the airport and guided us to the house. Otherwise, I anticipate we would have been lost. Navigating roads requires a willingness to stop, ask locals, and laugh when you take the wrong route. Following Egen from the airport also helped our first drive through traffic circles driving on the left side of the road - yikes! Road crews repaired some of the worst pot holes the last day there, though I'm sure there will be plenty to keep you on your toes in a short while.
I wish I had brought some games or cards for the evening wind down time. WiFi worked reliably, which was helpful. Phone lines in the area haven't been working well, so we used Skype to place calls when needed.
We highly recommend this beautiful vacation rental. We hope to return. Thank you, Jean and Rolston, for a great stay!
This is a lovely house in a beautiful location with the beach literally at the end of the garden. It's probably not a beach you would want to swim from, being on the less sheltered side and with so many wonderful beaches to choose from in Antigua, but the view from the house and garden is stunning and there is a decent, well maintained, pool. There was a good refreshing breeze during our stay which kept the house cool and airy, but there is air con throughout the property if needed.
We were a party of six needing four rooms, and the house accommodated us just fine. There were a few minor niggles and things that needed updating, but the owners were on the case immediately and very responsive to feedback.
The location is excellent, close to English and Falmouth Harbours and within good reach of shops and restaurants, although a car is essential. The owners can recommend an excellent car hire firm. Thoroughly recommended.
You'll begin and end your days at Willoughby Villa sitting on the verandah, breathing the sea breeze and drinking in the incredible beauty of Willoughby Bay. It's truly a million dollar view and makes this property worth every penny.
Hosts Jean & Rolston will make you welcome in their clean & spacious home, equipped with everything you'll need to be comfortable during your stay. You'll feel like a millionaire lounging around the large pool in the private back yard, just 10 or 15 meters from the shore. The colorful gardens attract hummingbirds and songbirds, green and brown lizards scurry along the walls and pelicans, osprey and frigate birds soar overhead. At night the moon and stars light the sky in spectacular fashion. Life is good here.
To be clear, this isn't a mansion or even a fancy place. It's not priced like one, either. The decor could stand a bit of freshening, but after a day you'll hardly notice because it doesn't really matter. Everything functions properly and it's clean and comfortable. The kitchen has everything except a dishwasher, which we seldom use anyway. The refrigerator is huge, but the icemaker wasn't working (bagged ice was provided). The clothes washer worked nicely and we dried the clothes on the large line out back. The showers worked well and we had no issues with lack of water (it rained most nights). Though the beds were a bit firm for our taste, we slept well without using the A/C, the breeze and/or ceiling fans were all we needed. The location is quiet, but still only a few minutes drive from English Harbor and Falmouth, where we did most of our shopping, drinking and dining out. We felt perfectly safe here and the house is equipped with deadbolt locks, an alarm and motion-sensing lights. The yard is fully fenced also. Parking is tight, on the shoulder of the road outside the fence. There is a steeply angled driveway down to the garage, but I'd guess only an off-road vehicle could make it up and down. Our rental sedan couldn't come close.
I wouldn't hesitate to come back to Willoughby and would absolutely recommend others considering it to call Jean and then go ahead and book it! You won't be sorry.
I can't say enough nice things about this place and the owners (Jean & Rolston Michael). We sat and talked with Jean & Rolston a few times and found them to very friendly, extremely helpful, and doing everything possible to make our stay on Antigua most enjoyable. The location is perfect if you want to be in the Southern area of the island which was nice and quiet compared to downtown St. John's. The was villa more than we expected from the pictures. The pool was clean, warm and plenty big enough for the 4 of us. Perhaps the best thing is the view from the upstairs balcony out towards the ocean and sky whether it be in the morning, afternoon or evening. Plenty of room in the bedrooms and everywhere in the Villa. We would return to this villa on another visit to Antigua!
Myself and family of 7 stayed at villa willoughby at the end of july/august 2016, our annual family holiday to antigua. We have stayed at various locations in antigua but Willoughby Villa has to be one of the best.
We met Rolston at the property on arrival who gave us the walk round of the house , letting us know where things are etc , walking into that lounge/dinning room and seeing that view was magical. We met Jean later on .
Both are fantastic people who gave us lots of tips , what taxi people to use , where nearest shops where etc.Great hosts
The house is a beautiful house more than enough space for my family of 7, bedrooms are all big enough for large groups without being overcrowded and kitchen very well equipped.The pool, oh the pool , i spent most of my early mornings and late eveings in that beautiful pool . Fantastic fresh water pool.
Overall myself and my family spent a fantastic 2 week holiday at Willoughby Villa , great views , great house , great hosts .
Downside, i didnt buy the red velvet cake , lol
Looking forward to return very soon.
Thank you Jean and Rolston Xx
'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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 23 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season (2)
May 7 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$192.56|
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:
£ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.