|Space||2,350 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Ffryes House has been designed for al fresco living with extensive verandas and decks that extend the internal spaces outwards. All principal rooms open to covered external areas, so suited to well-adjusted tropical living. The wide swing-back French doors can be secured open during the day to take full advantage of the cooling breezes and glorious sunshine.
The 3 double bedrooms are all en-suite and there is a cot and high-chair available. The living area has French doors to two sides and is equipped with cable television, DVD player, hi-fi, and high-speed wireless Internet connection. The kitchen area is fully fitted with a range of base and wall units, oven, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is a utility room with a washer/dryer. Doors lead out to the dining veranda which as a gas barbeque. Ceiling fans and air conditioning are fitted in all rooms.
There are two large covered verandas and an open deck with a 12' x 10' pool. The villa has its own private garden.
Hamilton Estate is a private development near to Jolly Harbour, the premier marina, golf and leisure resort in the Caribbean, situated on the beautiful west coast of Antigua. Jolly Beach is just a 10 minutes walk away; a long sweep of soft white sand and turquoise sea fringed by palm trees, and the entrance to the marina is also just a 10 minutes walk away.
We are situated next to the new luxury Sugar Ridge boutique hotel which offers a spa, a gym, two restaurants and sophisticated nightly entertainment.
Each of our three villas stands in its own garden and has 3 en-suite bedrooms, expansive internal and external living areas, and a private swimming pool with sundeck.
Guests staying at one of our villas can choose to include one or more days of their holiday aboard our 50' sailing yacht. Further details can be found at the end of this page.
More than just a property rental: We pride ourselves in making every Jolly Villas holiday a special and personal experience. It's our job to make sure your visit to Antigua is as relaxing, carefree and memorable as you would wish, from helping you arrange flights, meeting and greeting you at the airport, providing you with a welcome pack on arrival, and supporting you with 24/7 local customer service should you experience any concerns during your stay; all in one of the world's most desirable holiday locations. We can arrange your car hire, help you with any excursions you may be tempted by and, of course, get you on to the water in a wide range of activities, including a really special day on our 50’ yacht “Jabberwocky”.
Combine your stay with a day's sailing: For a very special experience, a day on our 50' sailing yacht ' will definitely prove a holiday highlight. The yacht is spacious and fitted out to an extremely high standard with a comprehensive inventory of equipment for personal safety and comfort. For fun and relaxation there are fins, masks and snorkels and a plethora of water toys; plus the tender for pottering about and shore leave.
There are so many places to explore around the coast of Antigua that each day on board offers new sights and destinations. You can choose to take it easy and relax for the day, leaving our crew to take care of everything, or you can actively participate in sailing the yacht. Snorkel over coral reefs and observe the Caribbean marine life - exotic fish, rays, turtles and dolphins - or laze on deck and enjoy freshly prepared meals with a choice of drinks. To end the day, drop anchor in another secluded bay, and enjoy canapés and cocktails as the sun goes down
We absolutely love Antigua. We came on a visit and hardly seem to have been away since. Antigua is the heart and soul of the Caribbean, an exotic tropical island with an abundance of palm-fringed beaches, warm sparkling seas, English-speaking and life-loving locals, a wealth of land and water based activities, a huge choice of delicious international cuisines, and a background soundtrack of calypso and reggae. No wonder we decided to make Antigua our second home.
Howard and Cheryl Adams at Jolly Villas purchased this villa in 2007
Location, location, location. Scenic, convenient, comfortable, and a true home from home.
We pride ourselves in making every Jolly Villas holiday a special and personal experience. It's our job to make sure your visit to Antigua is as relaxing, carefree and memorable as you would wish, from helping you arrange flights, meeting and greeting you at the airport, providing you with a welcome pack on arrival, and supporting you with 24/7 local customer service should you experience any concerns during your stay; all in one of the world's most desirable holiday locations.
Additional nights over 7 days are pro-rata.
Rental rates apply to arrivals between the dates shown for each period, ie If guests arrive on 30th November 2016 the weekly rate will be £1150 but the rental will be £1550 for guests arriving after that date.
A deposit of 20% of the rental price is required at the time of booking with the balance due 60 days before your arrival in Antigua.
Ffryes House is a very comfortable villa with two en suite bedrooms with queen beds and one ensuite with twin beds. The master bedroom is closest to the busy road and the loud music emanating from the new development of little bars and restaurants on the other side. This room has a tiled walk in rain shower with glass wall in the bathroom and has French doors that open onto the patio and pool. It is the nicest bedroom .
All bedrooms have A/C and fans. The beds are comfortable and there are adequate towels and bedding. The two bathrooms attached to bedrooms 2 and 3 have showers in the tubs. We purchased some non slip shower mats as our senior citizen selves didn't feel safe without grab bars for possible slipping in the shower.
The kitchen is well equipped and quite large with French doors opening onto the outdoor covered dining area. Young palms and other plants form a shady cool privacy barrier around this area. A charcoal barbecue, which we found difficult to bring up to heat, is also in this area.
More French doors off the living area open out onto an continuation of the dining patio. Here, four large wicker rocking chairs with cushions face the pool which is deep enough for diving at one end and shallow enough for little kids at the other. These two varying depths have a steep drop separating them. The pool is long enough to swim lengths and is surrounded by six lounger type sun beds on a tile surface. We found the tiles to be quite slippery when wet from the pool or rains. The whole yard is fenced and surrounded by flowering oleander and hibiscus .
Overall the villa is well equipped and comfortably furnished for any event. Maid service is available should you wish to pay extra. Fresh paint inside and out had just been completed when we were there in March/April 2017.
Nearby Valley Church Beach is lovely but occasionally gets invaded by cruise ship passengers. "The Nest" bar and restaurant here occasionally has vary loud "fetes" that continue until the night with thumping music. Silicone Ear plugs which can be found at the local "Waitrose"" well stocked supermarket, work well!
The WiFi in the house is spotty as we found that there were times when it was not available. Also, the Digical "pay as you go" phone in the house is very expensive to run. $10 lasted less than a minute to a local number!
Make arrangements for your own phone to get International rates and use only on WiFi. We found this to be the least expensive way to go.
I cannot express enough how absolutely beautiful this property is. When we arrived it looked like a show home. We booked Ffryes House for two weeks as we were getting married on Valley Church beach and wanted something that was close by. Howard Adams made the whole booking process so easy and was a total joy to deal with - putting up with my endless questions!! Howard ensured that we had someone there to meet us on arrival, a delightful lady called Yasmine, who we could call at any time if things went wrong - which they didn't. We would also like to mention the owners, Brian & Marianne, who left us a beautiful note when we arrived and a bottle of bubbles as a celebration for our special day. The property itself is beautifully appointed with a fully equipped kitchen and three decent sized bedrooms, all with en-suites. Ffryes House is situated in the perfect position - not only to enjoy the amazing beaches of Ffryes, Valley Church and Jolly Harbour, but also close to all local amenities, with the supermarket being just a minutes drive away. We can highly recommend Miracles which is a local restaurant situated within a few minutes walk away, please don't be put off my the exterior of the restaurant, you will not be disappointed - you will have to book though as it gets really busy, or indulge in a pizza just across the road. On our lazy nights we would run across the road, order a pizza and enjoy it sitting on the verandah, listening to the night creatures and sipping a cold beer. I can honestly, hand on heart say that Ffryes House truly gave us a hug when we arrived and it will stay in our memories forever. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone wanting a slice of paradise.
Well appointed villa perfect for a family holiday. Great location and service from the property manager Robert. Highly recommend and certainly thinking about another visit.
I have so many good things to say about this property, and the island, that I'm having a hard time deciding where to start. Accompanying me were my wife, our daughter who turned 6 while in Antigua, and our mothers, who are both well into their 60s. We were met by the provided driver as soon as picked up our luggage and transported to the house in a very short time. Yasmine was waiting for us at the house when we arrived and showed us around, chatted, and gave us the keys. Between the driver and Yasmine we were very warmly welcomed to the island. At first, our mothers thought this was a show house, where we would be checked in, but were incredibly happy to find out that this immaculately clean, beautiful, and spacious home would be ours for the next 10 days. The pictures of this property simply do not do the house justice. Each bedroom has it's own full ensuite bathroom, with a recently renovated glass, walk in shower in the master bedroom ensuite which is just perfect after a day at the beach. Air conditioning worked well in each bedroom, and here's a tip: Close the bedroom doors, and put on the AC for a half hour before bed, then turn it off when you tuck in for the night. You'll spend the night in cool comfort without burdening the island's limited electrical resources! The kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessary plates, glasses, cutlery and tools. I really enjoy cooking and nothing was missing. As much as the inside shines, the outdoor livings spaces are just incredible. A full dining table for six at the back, sitting area with couch and padded rocking chairs, charcoal barbecue, all surrounded by beautiful flowers complete with hummingbirds. The pool is large and easily accessible for all types of people with shallow and deeper end, and easily traversed stairs. The deck area is in perfect condition with comfortable chairs, and at least half of the area is in the sunshine from just after sunrise until nearly sunset, so plenty of room for everyone to lounge and tan should they wish. While we rented a Jeep for our entire stay to explore the island, the grocery store in Jolly Harbour is really less than a 10 minute walk away, along with excellent restaurants, as well as pizza and fish & chips directly across the street. All in all, an absolutely brilliant vacation home that you would be hard pressed to beat! Thanks for a great holiday!
Great villa exactly as advertised with seamless transfers from the airport, very good location within walking distance to numerous restaurants and a supermarket. A car is a very good suggestion and this is also nearby. Try the boat trip Jabberwocky for a top start to the holiday. It was just brilliant. Thoroughly recommend this location!
This villa was a home from home, and very handy for Jolly Harbour. The master bedroom was so comfortable , the Internet fast, the kitchen full of utensils. The outdoor area was large and the swimming pool very relaxing. The Hamilton estate Caretakers were so helpful and obliging. Thinking of returning to this villa next year again we enjoyed our stay so much. The property was also clean and spotless and had flat screen TV in the lounge which did not show up on the villa photos.
Hamilton Estate is situated on the Caribbean west coast of Antigua, a fifteen minutes drive to the capital St John's and twenty-minutes from the airport. The Estate is nestled within a delightful hillside setting and Jolly Beach is about a seven minute walk away. The entrance to Jolly Harbour Marina and resort is also just a 10 minutes walk away. This extensive complex offers the largest and finest marina in the Caribbean and superb recreation facilities. A fine 18-hole golf course and a sports centre with swimming pool, tennis courts, and a squash court cater for the actively minded, whilst the commercial centre has a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and a supermarket to sustain the needs for everyday living. For all its many amenities, Jolly Harbour remains a sophisticated and tranquil setting to while away the holiday hours.