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Bamboo Cottage in Enchanting Tropical Garden

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage on 2 levels with a ocean view from the bedroom balcony

Lush Tropical Setting

Bamboo Cottage is for nature lovers, set in a lush garden within a five minute walk to the sea. The cottage is nestled among palms and clusters of tall bamboo. Adding to the tranquillity, as the sway and rustle of these trees make music in the Caribbean breeze.

The Cottage is on two levels, the large verandah entrance leads into the open plan kitchen and living area which is well stocked, an island wth a gas range, a convection oven and microwave for cooking. Also an additional shower is located on the verandah for

your return from the beach or the pool. A spiral staircase goes up to the bedroom with an 'open plan bathroom' . Also another verandah off the bedroom which looks thru the bamboo out to sea

and the yachts in Falmouth Harbour.

Falmouth Harbour is the centre of the yachting industry in Antigua & Barbuda. This is on the southwestern side of the island and is the home of the internationally famous Classic Regatta followed by Antigua Sailing Week. Also a five minute drive to the beautiful Pidgeon Beach, Shirley Heights Lookout (Antigua's National Park) and Historic Nelson's Dockyard.

Bamboo House apartment #262413 is also available. Please see listing for details.

Bamboo Garden: The owner lives on the upper floor of Bamboo House, which is on the other side of the property from the cottage, However the property has been cleverly designed to give everyone their own access and privacy, while having the security of knowing there is someone around should you need any assistance.

The property has a very romantic and relaxed feeling and an ideal place to just sit back and enjoy, also a good base from which to do your exploring of the island.

Keywords: Garden, lush, warm, cozy, romantic, comfortable, countryside, peaceful, tropical, home, quiet, tranquil, cottage.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About The Owner

Joanne, your host is a Canadian who has been living in Antigua for the past 24 years. She is an avid gardener and the property reflects this. Another of Joanne's passion is food, for over 12 years she ran a restaurant she started in the harbour. Having sold the restaurant she now turns her attention to the maintenance of her garden and the operation of a Farmer's Market. Want to feel at home, Joanne is your best host!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose St. Paul

I had the cottage built in 2009 in my garden as I think it is a very beautiful place and wanted to share it with others.

What makes this cottage unique

The sound of the birds singing during the day and the tree frogs in the evening add to swimming tin the pool that is surrounded by bamboo and palm trees and is even more beautiful in the evening in the bath temperture water and the star clustered skies.


Falmouth Harbour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Grey Water System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Single bed (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Bamboo Cottage in Enchanting Tropical Garden
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews

SSSSShhhhh keep it our hidden secret !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived totally exhausted from very busy stressful jobs and walked into this hidden tranquil paradise. To greet us was the fabulous Joanne, an amazing lady with the ability to make you feel welcome, at ease and nothing was too much, a beautiful and funny soul that I hope remains in our lives.... although a stranger when we got there, I looked forward to seeing her when she would say hi, never intrusive , both her and Max and Rosie her gorgeous dogs got the balance right. The cottage was everything we needed, being a fussy one with cleanliness, I could not fault the linens and towels etc... the pool provided enough privacy between the two properties so as not to feel overlooked. putting my food in the compost now makes me miss feeding the tortoise in Joannes garden I enjoyed such a simple task who knew I like watching tortoise ! We cannot recommend the cottage or the house enough, have no hesitation booking this one people, I promise you will not regret it. But I don't want it to get too popular, so we can never book it !!!! Jo, thank you for everything.... Maria, Duncan and Blaize we hope to see you soon xxxxxxxx ps Duncan says hi to his "bird" x

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review and sharing Bamboo Garden, so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I look very forward to seeing all of you again and hopefully meeting the rest of the girls. All the best Jo
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Great stay at Bamboo Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Joanne has an eye for detail and has decorated the cottage beautifully. Not only is the space cozy, it is functional and clean. We loved the front porch with the hammock and table to eat at next to hummingbird feeder frequented by banana birds (quite a few) and a humming bird. Breakfast was spent watching the humming bird compete with the banana birds for the sugary drink (he was outnumbered about 50 to one but held his/her own - quite entertaining actually). The yard was lovely as well with all sorts of tropical plants, including large palm trees around the pool, that added some nice shade and dappled sunlight for reading on the deck around the pool in the morning, but enough sunshine in the afternoon to bask in when swimming in the pool. There was a nice cool breeze, and at night we did not get too hot even without air conditioning, which was a concern because we don't like sleeping in the heat. The road to the cottage is a bit rough but we rented a four wheel drive (as per Joanne's recommendation) and so it did not bother us at all. Nelson Dockyards close by is lovely as well as Pigeon Beach (also close). We also took a trip out to Half Moon Bay which was fantastic if you like beaches that are a bit off the beaten track.

Joanne was a fabulous host as well, providing all sorts of recommendations on sights to see around the island and good places to eat out. She is very professional and knowledgeable.

All around a great stay! Keep in mind though that it would be best to rent a car, preferably four wheel drive. Joanne recommended a good car rental place. Thanks Joanne for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and then some!

  • 5 of 5

The Bamboo Cottage is one of the most island spirited properties we have ever stayed in.

If you prefer the peaceful privacy away from the resort holiday crowd - this is a dream come true. Its located on the best side of the island in our opinion. You are 5 minutes from Falmouth and English Harbors where the yachts dock. There are a good variety of dining options or if you are just looking to enjoy a cool rum punch to end your day; there are some fun open air bars appropriate for all ages. Pigeon Beach is close by and offers gorgeous sunset views. Nelson's Dockyard is just up the street which is a wonderful venue to visit for some history and harbor side relaxation and a bit of shopping. St. John's is only 20 minutes away.

This property is a fun little bungalow thoughtfully decorated and designed with Caribbean flair. The caramel colored wood throughout and the happy accouterments make it a magical stay. Have your coffee on the porch mornings and watch the eager hummingbirds enjoy a sugary drink from the feeders. Evenings will serenade you with the song of the peepers and the warm tropical breezes rustling in the trees.

Your hostess Joanne is adorable and very interesting. She is truly accommodating and you will leave wanting her to be your life long friend. She is very knowledgeable of the island and will be a wealth of information for the asking.

The whole property is surrounded by a tall locked fence disguised by the exquisite landscaping giving you a very secure feeling. Every type of tropical flora variety is found throughout the lot planted thoughtfully for the privacy of each of the house guests. The pool is designed as an outdoor room with comfortable colorful chaises to sun on surrounded by swaying palm trees.

Befriend the land tortoises with an evening snack left over from your food preparation. They tuck themselves away during the heat of the day and come out at night to smile for you. They reside in a separate garden area in the back of the property where Joanne grows fresh herbs for the nearby yacht chefs.

For a beautiful piece of Antiguan Heaven - stay at The Bamboo Cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, you have a lovely way with words, so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Bamboo Cottage and Antigua. I look forward to seeing you both again. Best Regards Joanne
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  • 5 of 5

Before selecting Bamboo Cottage in Antigua, I read as many reviews as I could to help in my decision. Everything I read about the Cottage and host, Joanne Lighthizer is true! The Cottage is well equipped, clean and efficient. The grounds are impeccable and lush with a gorgeous tropical landscape. When my son and I arrived, Joanne had prepared a lovely tray of healthy dip and veggies, locally grown from her yard. She even had the fridge stocked with juices, wine, beer and water. I've rented many holiday apartments and homes, but never had these types of amenities offered upon arrival. I loved the swimming pool, as it gave me the opportunity to swim short laps to work of all the roti and conch fritters, delicious local eats. Sharing the pool with renters of the Bamboo House was never a problem. They wanted to sunbathe in the morning; and I preferred a late afternoon swim. Joanne was very helpful and kind in giving us suggestions on where to eat and shop; she even took us around Falmouth Harbour on our first day, and included us in an excursion to a Christmas craft fair near Jolly Harbour. When my husband arrived from sailing from Gibraltar to Antigua, he was amazed at how comfortable Bamboo Cottage was! Our friends who also sailed to Antigua for the April Classic Regatta loved the layout and environment of the Cottage as well. As many others have commented, Joanne (who lives on the property in the larger Bamboo House), was respectful of her guests' privacy, yet helpful and responsive when assistance was needed. I highly recommend this property and will have lasting memories of our Christmas in Antigua because of Joanne's extraordinary hospitality during our stay. Her rental rates are fair, given the amenities and good nature of the host. She is an honest business person, and extends that trust to her guests as well. Joanne will even assist you with car rental if you need a recommendation. I had no driving experience on the other side of the road, having driven in America all my life. Joanne offered to sit with me on my first ride, but because Falmouth and English Harbors' traffic are not as busy as St. John's, I was able to drive on my own, with my son coaching as navigator and "co-pilot". No need to think twice about Bamboo Cottage! You get a lot of value for your money!! Joanne, you are the Quintessential Hostess of Antigua!! Mahalo for making our Christmas in Antigua so special!!! The Perrott Family

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Frances Thankyou for taking the time to write this review of your stay. I do appreciate it and very much enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope that we will meet again either here on your next visit or in Hawaii. Take care. Jo
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We were thrilled with the property. The photos do not due it justice.

  • 5 of 5

Bamboo Cottage was like our own personal paradise. The lush secluded grounds were magnificent. Joanne is a fabulous host who is welcoming and informative, however she provides you with space and privacy. It is a delicate balance that she maintains so well. The delicious snack tray and rum punch upon arrival were very much appreciated after our journey. We had the pleasure of being in Antigua during mango season. Not only did Joanne provide us with a number of mangoes, she shared her knowledge on how to properly cut them. It was a first for me. We appreciated all the extra items that were included, especially the beach chairs and towels. Nightly swims in the pool were such an added perk. Thank you Joanne for sharing your beautiful oasis with us. We highly recommend this adorable, well appointed cottage. It made our trip to Antigua perfect.

Barbara and John

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, very much appreciated. I do hope to I have the pleasure of sharing my oasis with you both again. Joanne
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paradise found

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the bamboo cottage April 6th thru the 13th and we can tell you it was more beautiful than any of the pictures. Joanne is a wonderful person to deal with and I can't imagine a return holiday not in the cards, thank you Joanne for the best vacation ever, Bob and Lorraine

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it so very nice to know that you enjoyed your time here and I look forward to seeing you both again.Joanne
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Car: recommended

Falmouth Harbour is the heart of the yachting industry in the caribbean, 3 large marina's with mega yachts from all over the world are found here between November and May. Beginning of December is The Boat show, April features The Classic Yacht Regatte and Antigua Sailing Week. Many restaurants and coffee shops, ice cream parlours and bars. Beautiful Pidgeon Beach, Historic sites such as Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights Lookout. This is all accessible within 10 minutes of Bamboo Cottage.


Rates & Availability

Falmouth Harbour Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Nov 16 2016 - May 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
low season
May 16 2017 - Nov 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

My rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars, the cottage in high season is weekly US $1150.00
Rates are quoted for 2 adults or 2 adults plus child (under 10yrs)
Additional adult US $30.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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