|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Dieppe Bay House is a beautiful sea front villa set in an acre of tropical gardens in an off the beaten track location in the south of Antigua. Only five minutes drive to local shops and restaurants, the house has stunning views across Falmouth Harbour to the distant masts of the yacht clubs An acre of garden gives the villa lots of outdoors space and includes a gorgeous pool with sundeck, gazebo, rustic beach BBQ area, sun terrace and lawn leading down to the sea.
A full refurbishment has been carried out for the 2016 season. This brings a much larger outdoor covered terrace overlooking the pool; a larger second bedroom suite; a new cinema room/study; and full redecoration throughout.
Three of the bedrooms have private terraces and two with four poster beds All bedrooms have ensuite bath/shower room and air conditioning. There is a newly built one bedroom guest cottage in the garden complete with walk in shower and double ended free standing bath. Monday to Friday maid service is included along with a gardener/pool service and on call property manager. The house is well suited for families and has Cable TV with DVD library, games, books and CD collection. Cooks/provisioning/baby sitting can all be arranged at additional cost.
As a family we fell in love with the Caribbean back in 1999. After several happy holidays in Barbados, a friend recommended Antigua and we were hooked. We first saw Dieppe Bay House in 2003 - an unfinished new build sitting in a muddy garden with few plants and no pool. Despite all the downsides, we knew we could make it the home of our dreams and set to. The early years were tricky as we got to know which local builders to trust and what would work with the climate in the house and garden. Almost ten years on, we have a house and garden that we are very proud of and the perfect base for many happy holidays over the year. We would love to share it with you.
When we arrive from cold England - particularly in December, the first thing we do is head into the garden and onto the beach. The beautiful boats - from super yachts to small dinghies sailing by; the hungry pelicans dive bombing for their latest meal; the lap of the waves; the chatter of the fishermen; and occasionally the glimpse of a turtle. And then the next morning - dawn over Falmouth Harbour is stunning with the call of the barbary ducks in the background. Lastly the smell ... described by a journalist from The Times newspaper as 'the air smells like coconut; like moss; like wet brown sugar; like rum'
We stayed at Dieppe Bay House for a week and enjoyed every minute of our holiday. We were three families travelling together for the first time and the success of the holiday was mostly due to the space, location and wonderful ambience of the family home. Pauline was lovely and took great care of us and ensured that we were content and comfortable during our visit.
We would highly recommend a stay here - my only recommendation would be - go for as long as you can - a week was just not long enough in this fabulous location.
The house was spectacular and the property grounds unbelievable. The outdoor covered veranda was an ideal family special place. The ocean was steps away and some of the best snorkeling on the island was at our foot steps, who could ask for more. Our housekeepers Melissa for our first 2 weeks and Pauline on the final week looked after us like family.
The owner provided detailed instructions for our arrival and we were greeted by the property manager who further guided us on the property and house arrangement, all in all a great experience.
I would not hesitate to recommend this home away from home to anyone looking for a relaxing time in Paradise, we intend to return , hopefully in the near future.
We recently stayed at this idyllic home overlooking Falmouth Harbor. Dieppe Bay House is located at the end of a private drive-way and is surrounded by lush landscaping to ensure complete privacy. The home is well-equipped, tastefully decorated and immaculately clean. Pauline came every day (except the weekend) to clean and make sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. It was a perfect retreat for my husband, parents, three children and me. Three of the five bedrooms in the main house have their own balconies overlooking the pool and ocean so we started each morning doing my favorite thing of drinking coffee with the added bonus of watching the boats come in and out of the harbour. The separate guest-house located half way down the garden, ensured my parents had their own space but were also part of the family too. We particularly loved the gazebo at the end of the garden overlooking the ocean where we ate lunch on several days. My oldest daughter is a yoga fanatic so she was in heaven doing her poses there too! The main living and dining areas were obviously designed to bring the outside in and we particularly loved sitting here at night and hearing the crickets, frogs and ocean. We hired a car through Titi rental cars which meant we could explore the island too. The closest beach is Pigeon and we also had a blast snorkeling off Galleon Beach (watch out for the sea urchins though!!). There is a small beach at the end of the garden which my children had fun snorkeling from – there was sea-weed though so I chose to watch them instead! We ate out a couple of nights at ‘Catherines’ and ‘Rumbaba’ – both restaurants were delicious, of a high standard and personally I enjoyed eating the local catch of the day. We went up to Shirley Heights one night to listen to the steel band and drink pina coladas while watching the sun-set. We were told the view over English Harbour was awe-inspiring and I promise it will not disappoint – incredible! All in all we had an amazing holiday and were truly able to relax and un-plug (although there is good wi-fi for us all to stay connected too!). We will definitely be back to Dieppe Bay House – I wish I was there now!
Beautiful house on this stunning island. The house has everything that you could want, 5 luxurious rooms all with bathrooms - masses of shade in the garden to avoid the midday sun, but plenty of sun loungers adjacent to the idilic pool in the quiet private garden.
Dieppe Bay House is a beautiful and beautifully maintained house idea for the climate with large areas opening on to a pool with views over the sea. We were a large family (six adults, grandparents and parents, with seven grandchildren from 16 to 4) and we fitted perfectly into the accommodation with ideal family separation. The young were semi-permanently in the pool when we were not out and about on the island.
We were welcomed and shown round the house without fuss by Anna. We had also arranged through Patricia a taxi/minibus from JB from the the airport and we had hired cars conveniently and without fuss delivered to the house at our convenience through Titi (driving is relaxed and dodging potholes encourages leisurely speeds). All completely relaxed and trouble free.
Around the house Pauline did the housekeeping and was a valuable and helpful presence. We had also arranged for Patsy and her assistant Goldeen to do the food and drink shopping and to cook breakfast and dinner (we were often out and about in the day). Catering like this is actually economical on a per person per day basis and very flexible and convenient. The arrangements are ideal for a big family or a group of friends. Antigua is a friendly island. Where else do people entering a shop or office say good morning generally to the assembled company and where else does a lifted hand from the driver of a car meet with a friendly smile and return greeting from people sitting at the roadside or on their house porch.
We were there in July which is out of season. The advantage of this is that many sights like Nelson's dockyard, the little Museum in town, swimming with stingrays at Stingray City or swimming from the best beaches in the world are blissfully uncrowded. The disadvantage is that some of the restaurants may be closed (but there are still plenty of good ones).I have never really understood the "low season" thing. It is clearly not Christmas or Easter holidays, but in the "off season" the weather is still beautiful, cooled by trade winds and with air-conditioning in the nights if you find it too hot (my wife and I did not use it, preferring a tropical breeze (and no mosquitoes)). There is the "hurricane season" but my brother and I have clocked up a collective eight decades or so living in the Caribbean and never actually been in a hurricane, so I am personally very relaxed. And the house would definitely not blow down!
All in all a highly recommended house and location.
Dieppe Bay House is a place that completely gets under your skin as soon as you set foot in it. The house itself is absolutely stunning - sitting right on the water with it's own beach, the hills behind it and a view over the bay to the famous
Pidgeon Beach, I cannot think of anywhere on the island I'd rather stay. The layout, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, cinema, cottage, pool.....everything was pristine and as described. I personally don't believe that any photo could do this place justice, you genuinely have to see it and take it all in yourself. Pauline, the housekeeper, is utterly charming and very sweet, always making sure you have everything you need and keeping the place in ship shape.
I fell so in love with Dieppe Bay House that I have booked to go out there again with some friends, I cannot think of anywhere else I'd rather go. What a happy and beautiful place, I feel incredibly lucky to have found it.
Five minutes drive from English Harbour with its stunning world class yachts and historic Nelson's Dockyard. This area is a wonderful combination of tranquil beaches and laid back bars and cafes. Shops and restaurants are five to ten minutes drive away with tennis and dinghy sailing available in the village and horse riding close by. The picturesque island of Antigua boasts 365 different beaches - most of which are within 30 minutes drive of Dieppe Bay House. Close by are Pigeon Beach and the beautiful and untouched Rendezvous Bay.
Other Activities: Snorkelling
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
The rates shown are six bedroom rates.
Please contact us for reduced rates for smaller groups.
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