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Matt and Charlotte Walbridge

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Comfortable holiday rental just 2 mins from the beach

5 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

St. Mary Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom villa walking distance from the beach

Trade winds & Sea Breezes will greet you when you arrive at your 2 bedroom holiday rental with large terracotta patio for dining/sunning. Caribbean furniture throughout. The upper level contains the romantic master bdrm. with private patio overlooking the water & features a queen size bed and a private bathroom with shower. The adjoining guest bdrm. has 2 twin beds . The lower level features a living room/dining area with 2 sofas, 2 chairs, large television & overlooks the patio & waterfront marina. Dining area has comfortable dining table with 4 chairs plus and outside dinning table and 4 chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances including micro wave oven, toaster, kettle, coffee maker and washing machine. The villa has ceiling fans & air conditioning throughout, and cable TV. Linens and towels included. Short distance to 2 white sand beaches, golf course, local shopping and restaurants

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Matt and Charlotte Walbridge (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

3.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

Comfortable holiday rental just 2 mins from the beach
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews
4

Gorgeous view but a car is a must have

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay in this villa, even though it started off rocky, the house is approx. 10 mins drive from the entrance of Jolly Harbour so the taxi driver charged us extra to go all the day down to the location when we arrived. We were told the villa will be unlocked for us by the time we get there but the door was locked. The neighbours allowed us to get into their house with our luggages (residents are very helpful in this area) and suggested to check the back door which was also locked. We were also unable to phone anyone on the numbers provided, no calls were going through from our phones even though we were using the correct international codes but the neighbours let us make a call and we were finally told where the keys were hidden.

We were able to get in, pleasant surprise was the WiFi which had a fairly good connection even though we were told on 2 different occasions that there is no internet in the house.

We thought we could walk the distance between the house and the supermarket, big mistake, the villa is a 30-35 min walk away from everything so a car/golf cart is a must have.

The beach which is 2 mins away is not totally sandy, although it's beautiful it is full of seashells, you will need shoes or slippers to enter the water safely.

The villa itself is beautiful and clean, with a fully equipped kitchen and a wonderful view on the harbour, very quiet as well. The owners were available to contact via email at any point we needed them. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not what i expected

  • 1 of 5

First let me state that this is not my first time in staying @ Jolly Harbour. On arrival @ the villa i was happy with the decor of this villa. "Seemed" cleaned, and well kept. Had a bottle of wine and basket of things as a welcome, which was nice.but stale .had to buy tissue paper for my use after the 1x roll was finished. a obvious smell of pesticide which was unpleasant. After day 2 it all went downhill.

first thing request was a more secure lock because the 1 key provided was not enough to secure our unit. thanks to Ita another key and lock change was provided. started to notice little critters @ night (roaches) which made my husband and i very upset. also the master bathroom we noticed water on the floor which we thought was from the shower, but had a pungent smell of urine and quit unpleasant. after continues mopping we call the Emergency # to no avail it didn't work, so from Saturday til Monday we had to endure the smell of urine and a flooded bathroom floor. Monday morning maintenance came to inspect and it was a leak from the bottom of the toilet (ring) and under the sink which was addressed and fixed. Housekeeping a joke , i was the house keeper. you get housekeeping after day7another misleading fact. next had to iron clothes for a event but the one in the unit was not working so we requested a working iron which took another 3 days. then the one provided "was "New but didn't fit any of the outlets in the unit 220 or 110v, so had to go to Ita which she had maintenance change the plug that night but by this time it didn't matter anymore. . we used the washing machine and forget it !now I really had it!.....with this unit !!!......my whites clothes looked like i washed them in coffee. damaged white clothes with noticeable brown , and yellow stains which did not come out after washing them some where else. I spent more time contacting Management than enjoying my stay in this unit. So with that being said you get what u pay for. I read reviews and please take note to this one.

Not Happy. based on my stay i would not recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In last 5 years this is only bad review we have ever received. Every complaint that was made by this couple was dealt with very quickly by our management team who are based on the harbour. In my 5 years I have only seen 1 cockroach which hardly puts it as a problem..By the end of their stay bearing in mind we have never had complaints before we decided you cant please everyone! Hope this puts everyones mind at ease when considering our property.
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Ottawa, Ontario
5

Beautiful vacation location

  • 5 of 5

Great value for condo in a great, secure location, close to everything and very clean and well equipped. We spent two weeks here and travelled the island to see the sights and as many of the beaches as we could. Manager met us promptly at the condo and explained how everything worked, and left us info on things to do.Bathroom was recently replaced, however it could use a couple of hooks for towels on the walls. Minor repair items were taken care of quickly by the managers. Lounge chairs on the upper deck would enhance the visit. Wifi worked very well, and the unit has a combination of 220volt carribean and 110volt north american power outlets. We had no problem charging our electronics. Favourite restaurants were Sheer Rocks for the plunge pools, view and dining. Also recommend Oceanos Seafood and Melini's Italian and Ackropolis Greek and Al Porto Italian. Many dining options close to Joly Harbour. Dining out is expensive, however there is a large Epicurian grocery/everything store in joly harbour. We picked up food and ate most breakfasts in the condo. We rented a car for our stay, but beware roads are narrow, in questionable shape and there are lots of obstacles to dodge when driving.You drive on the left side of the road, takes some getting used to. If you take your own GPS be sure to get it updated for Antigua. Many roads are not marked, and don't even look like roads. As we travelled around the island we encountered many Antiguans, everyone we met was very kind and helpful. Remember you are here on a holiday and the wait staff work at a much slower pace than we are used to. However, everything usually shows up eventually. Word of note, as both of our parties had luggage which was delayed a number of days on arrival. Make sure you pack some clothes and essentials in your carry on luggage. Everything shows up eventually. Thanks to Matt and Charlotte for renting their little slice of paradise.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very Nice and Would Recommend

  • 5 of 5

On island for business, very nice accommodations, including internet, restaurants nearby, was great not to have to stay in another hotel. We were only there two short days, however the management was very helpful during check-in, and we appreciated the gift basket of snacks, when we return on our next trip we will be very happy to stay here again, thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Timmins, Ontario Canada
4

Excellent holiday rental!

  • 4 of 5

Our two week stay here at Jolly Beach harbour was outstanding! From the moment that we were picked up at the airport and taken to our rental, everything was wonderful. The rental agency that used by the owners is very thorough and very helpful as well as being very pleasant.(Thank you Ita & Roxanne)

The rental is only a few mins away from a very private beach and you have the option of going to a more occupied beach that is nearby as well. The unit itself has everything that you could possibly need for your stay, airconditioning was very helpful, very clean and very good internet. A couple of suggestions would be that a screen door be put on at the entrance. This would be nice so that you could open the front door and have the nice breeze flow through the unit thus not always having the airconditioner on. Also would be nice to have some patio furniture on the deck off the Master bedroom. We would definitely stay in this unit again! One suggestion for anyone who is not willing to walk great distances for groceries/restuarants is to make sure that you reserve a golfcart as this is a great way to get around Jolly harbour. The unit is a fair distance from shops/restuarants but the great payoff is that is very quiet and safe!

Thank you Matt & Charlotte for a wonderful, relaxing place to stay in beautiful Antigua!

Moe & Ilona

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your fantastic review. We are so glad you had a good time . We will take on board your suggestions and see if it is possible with fire safety to put screen on front door. We are currently having brand new bathroom fitted and sofa re upholstered and so will look into furniture for upstairs patio area in the future. For time being the downstairs patio table and chairs will continue to be used . Look forward to welcoming you another season. Many Thanks Charlotte
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Jolly Harbour is the largest resort of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean and is the perfect vacation for families, it is located in the country side only 30 minutes from the Airport by taxi. The property boasts on of Antigua finest beaches, it has a shopping centre with a large supermarket, fully serviced marina, an eighteen hole golf course just to name a few. A rain forest is within 5 miles of Jolly Harbour and there are also beaches whereby you can enjoy snorkelling. Other activities include diving, deep sea fishing, jet-skiing or just relaxing and enjoying the warm Antigua sun. There are a number of restaurants that offer, local and international cuisine

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Rates & Availability

St. Mary Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$90
$633
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 15.0%
Stay tax 5.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

Christmas and new year rates are 125USD a night.

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Amenities

St. Mary Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • can supply cot and high chair facillities should they be required.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wi Fi also available by communal pool aswell as villa Hire of Golf cart recommended to get round harbour. Local charge 20 USD per day and hire within harbour.

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