About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2 Ensuite Bedrooms, Downstairs WC, Sleeps 4
The villa is situated on the 'South Finger' of Jolly Harbour Marina which is on the south-west coast of Antigua about 20 minutes from the capital St John's and the airport. The marina complex includes a supermarket, bars, restaurants, shops, banks, an 18 hole golf course, fitness centre and a sports centre with a swimming pool (free) and squash and tennis courts to rent. One of the best beaches on the island is only 5 minutes walk from the villa.
Fully air-conditioned - Lounge/Dining Room with cable TV - fully fitted kitchen with oven, hob, microwave and fridge/freezer - one double and one twin bedroom both with en-suite shower rooms which have been fully refurbished in March 2011 - one foldaway bed - balcony to double bedroom - patio with direct access to private pier - private parking. Communal pool nearby. The bathrooms have been fully refurbished and the villa has recently been refurnished with new bedroom and living room furniture. The outside deck contains a dining table with four chairs and two loungers.
Free wifi is provided and the property is ideal for families and boating, sailing or golf enthusiasts.
The villa has been recently been redecortated and all rentals inlclude all linen, maid service, and free wifi.
Gordon and Maureen Ridley
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Gordon and Maureen Ridley
Hi we are Maureen and Gordon a retired couple originally from Northumberland in the north east of England but now living in Buckinghamshire about 60 miles north of London.
Gordon and Maureen Ridley purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Gordon and Maureen Ridley chose Jolly Harbour
We love cricket and boating so what better than a waterside villa in the Caribbean where we can enjoy the water and watch test cricket in the sunshine.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is directly on the water and less than 5 minutes walk to the beach. There are wonderful bars and restaurants nearby and coupled with the very friendly people what more could you ask from a holiday destination.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The villa was in a great location, fantastic view onto the private docks and sun all afternoon. The villa was close to the beach and shops for a nice stroll. Easy to gain access through HBK Rentals and the security around the site was great too. The beach offers loads of watersports, don't be afraid to bargain though. One added tip is get your free sunloungers from Castaways Bar and just pay for the parasole - we found this to be half price from other renters. A good range of resturants that where well priced and excellent food. Overall a fantastic holiday and would certainly revisit. Thanks Gordon and Maureen for the use of your villa and communication throughout.
Thanks for yet another great review and glad that once again a guest has had a great holiday in our villa.
Review for Villa in my Favorite Island
We rented 2 Villas for my Sisters wedding. Antigua is my slice of heaven, and a place I would recommend to everyone. The beaches, the people, the walks, St Johns, English harbour, Shirley Heights are all amazing. We have visited Antigua / Jolly harbour several times, and are planning a return already.
This Villa was not what we expected. The BBQ was rusty, dirty and unusable, the screen to the patio was fixed to a solid window so we were unable to have the door open to allow a breeze through. The windows in the bedrooms were old and tired and we could not open them properly. The stove was not working well, the burners smoked everytime we turned them on. the pans in the cupboard were all burned and worn out and needed replacing. The sink in the upstairs double room was very slow to drain, even after we had it looked at. The view in the back patio was hindered by several beautiful yachts. In general this villa was tired looking and in need of some TLC. The curtains had stains in the bottom. A lick of paint, new stove / bbq and cooking utensils plus a working screen door and this Villa could be lovely. The 2 x week cleaning was great. The Villa was clean, and fresh smelling. The owners were helpful and friendly to rent from. If your looking for a just sleep in and then explore Antigua, it could work for you. If you are looking to relax on the dock, do some dock fishing, BBQ, and generally hang out in the villa for a relaxing time, then I would think twice about this one. That being said, we had a wonderful family vacation. Thank you for allowing us to rent your Villa in this caribbean paradise.
Rented March/April Toronto , Canada
Great location, lovely place
Had everything we needed and owners very helpful with any queries we had. A buggy was kind of essential for me and would be handy for anyone with lots of shopping to do. Looking forward to returning next year.
Having stayed in many villas over the years at Jolly Harbour, have to say it is the cleanest. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. It was also very assuring when hurricane Maria passed by that the villa has strong shutters.The maintenance guy- Romeo, who works for HBK is absolutely ace if you need him. The cleaning service of twice a week was a pleasant surprise too! Most the villas have extra linen and towels that you have to change yourself. The beach is a stroll away, but although the supermarket isn't far a buggy is useful for bringing the groceries back in the heat. The very large fridge/freezer was great for all the cold drinks too! Eating out can be a tad expensive but eating in is so cheap. Packs of large chicken pieces are only £5 and the Idaho potatoes are so tasty. Slap it all in the very large oven and you have a delicious meal for 4 for under £8. Then you can treat yourself to a meal out the next night. Miracles just outside the complex is reasonable and has a good reputation. If travelling around The Coconut Grove over on Dickensen Bay has lobster to die for!
All in all if you chose this villa, you won't be disappointed.
Amazing Stay at Villa 227D
I was so pleasantly surprised at how amazing this villa was when we walked in! The views of the mountains, boats and water were simply amazing and quite relaxing.
The beach was literally steps away with 3 security checkpoints for your safety and security.
This villa had all of the amenities that you would need for a comfortable stay. Full fridge, cooking pots, pans and utensils, washer, line for drying, AC, tv, bbq grill, outdoor table, lounge chairs, games, magazines, books for reading, etc.
I couldn't ask for anything more.
The property was very clean and a housekeeper came by one day to spruce things up during our 10-day stay.
This property had everything that you needed including a car rental office, bank, pharmacy, multiple restaurants, large shared pool, tennis courts and even an Epicurian supermarket for all of your needs!
Gordon was very helpful with all of my questions and even provides you with useful information such as taxi drivers, things to know and contact numbers.
I am so thankful to Gordon and Maureen for the honor of using their lovely vacation home. I would highly recommend villa 227D to anyone who is looking to stay in the Jolly Harbor section of Antigua. Not only will you feel very safe, you will have a wonderful time relaxing here.
Thank you for this wonderful review and we are glad you had a great holiday. This proves that the previous very poor review that we received was totally out of character with every other review we have received but despite this we continually strive to provide our clients with the best possible holiday experience that we can at an affordable price.
Once again thank you for your comments.
227D Disappointing,tired and grubby
First impression on entering the villa it looked fine, as we progressed throughout the villa it became clear that this was far from the case. There was no lid to the waste bin, the BBQ was filthy and unusable, the towels were disgusting and threadbare. One of two sunloungers was split and unusable and the cushions in the garage were so heavily stained you definitely wouldn't want to lie on them. The photos which were put on the Owners Direct website were not an accurate reflection of the property, the bedside table light was missing, the dining table chairs and front door were dark unlike the website and it all added to the dark and grubby feeling. A light iin the bathroom was hanging out of the ceiling and two bulbs out,.We spoke to HBK as suggested by the owners about the cockroaches running through the kitchen cupboards and drawers they came the following day to spray this however it did not make any difference so we kept two of each utensil, plate and cup in the fridge away from the cockroaches.
This apartment is in need of deep cleaning,decorating and refurbishment and I would hazard a guess it has not been visited by the owners for a while or they would have addressed a number of these issues. A real disappointment.
I am devastated at this review as this is totally at odds with every other review we have received.
The dining table etc. are indeed now dark wood as these were renewed last year. and to say that the place is in need of refurbishment and redecoration makes me think the two weeks my wife and I spent decorating last year must have been a dream in the sun. Surely guests must accept that things change within a property and within reason furnishings do change from photographs on the website.
As for the other comments regarding items of minor disrepair these do occur from time to time and if reported to my agents will be attended to.
I do not take these comments lightly and have asked my agents to ensure that all items of disrepair are attended to as soon as possible.
Antigua is situated in the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean. It boasts it has 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. Jolly Harbour Marina is the largest marina complex in the Caribbean and includes a full service marina, boat yard, fuel dock and super-yacht terminal.
Other Activities: Helicopter trips, boat hire, water-skiing
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All payments are non-refundable in the event of cancellation by the renter for any reason. Renters are advised to take out appropriate cancellation insurance at the time of reservation.