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Private Villa, Pool, Stunning 180° Ocean View, near English Harbour

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Point of View is privately owned, solar powered home on one completely fenced and gated acre. It is comprised of a main living building, and separate bedroom building. Below the main building is the caretaker's unit. While it affords privacy, the caretakers are nearby should you need them. Additionally, another building houses the ballet studio and includes a full bath. Studio can also be used as a bedroom for another couple, with queen bed.

This home was originally built in 1989, and expanded over the years to what it is today. It includes a beautiful private pool with large sunny deck, and poolhouse, which includes a small kitchen area, under the counter refrigerator, and a gas grill.

The living area of the house consists of a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, 3/4 bath, day room (with queen bed), and living room that opens to a deck/patio area.

The bedroom building is connected to the main house by a breezeway and consists of the master bedroom (king bed) with sitting area, and separate deck overlooking the pool and fantastic view of Montserrat. There is also a small bedroom with bunk beds. The master bath has a large round tub, partially outside, and surrounded by a stone wall for privacy.

Built on a hill, stone stairways connect all the buildings. The lower building on the property is our beautiful, breezy workout studio with a mirrored wall on one side & windows overlooking an unobstructed ocean view on the opposite side. Wooden louvres on the E & W walls allow the breeze to blow across the room as you work out. It has an outside deck with built in benches on both sides. It also can be used as a completely separate bedroom (queen bed)

If you like hiking, one of Antigua's FINEST beaches, 'Rendezvous'., is about a 30-45 minute walk away. Pack a lunch, throw a few drinks in your backpack and head off.

Proper shoes a must as the trail is a bit up and down and steep in the beginning. You can also drive there around the back side of the hill, if you have 4WD.

If you are a horse rider, check out Antigua Equestrian Center. Just up the road, arrangements can be made to ride to the beach and see some of the back parts of our beautiful island.

For nightlife, English Harbour is just a 15 minute drive around to the other side of Falmouth Harbour. There are several excellent restaurants for you to choose from, and our caretakers can assist you with making reservations. Sunday evening everyone heads to Shirley Heights. Watch the sunset, have a rum punch and listen to the steel band, all while overlooking beautiful English and Falmouth Harbours.

And don't miss downtown St. John's. Guests of Point of View can enjoy a 10% discount at Island Creations, located in historic Redcliffe Quay. After a bit of shopping, check out Big Banana's 'Pizzas in Paradise' for pizza and a cool drink, also in Redcliffe Quay.

After you have exhausted yourself shopping and arrive back to Point of View, well-laden with souvenirs and trinkets, you can end your day with a dip in the pool and a sunset drink. As the sun sets into the horizon, you may even see a green flash!

The house is unscreened, open-air and breeze cooled and the house communicates to the outdoors as if it were one. As Point of View is completely powered by the sun, we try to keep our energy usage low and ask our guests to conserve when possible. (don't leave lights on in parts of the property you aren't using, etc)

Keywords: Gated 1 acre property with view of Falmouth Harbour, lush gardens, breezy ballet studio, caretaker on premises. Close to beach and English Harbour restaurants.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Gina

Originally from California, I made my home in Antigua from 1986 til 2008. My family now lives in Aiken, South Carolina, with 4 horses, 3 dogs, and 2 cats.

Gina purchased this villa in 1989

Why Gina chose Antigua

280 degree ocean view....was hard to pass up.

What makes this villa unique

I built this house from the rocks up, taking care to locate each building in a way to catch the wonderful breezes and take advantage of the beautiful views. We like to think we did o.k.!


based on 27 traveler reviews

Private Villa, Pool, Stunning 180° Ocean View, near English Harbour
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
New England

The way a vacation should be...........

  • 5 of 5

It's obvious that many of us find this to be a very special place... The villa , its views and the privacy are amazing... Believe your eyes when you see the photos...Gina was very proactive and the booking process was seamless... She also gave us some really helpful tips before arriving (Definitely go to the Epicurean market when landing)... My family and I can't say enough about Randy and Sarah... Not only are they really good people but they are fantastic at what they do... A lot goes into keeping the surroundings beautiful and making sure the guests are happy..They certainly do both... Plenty to do for all ages... A lot of beaches to choose from ... Try the local foods... Rent an AWD for sure... Oh yeah, one more thing... My wife and 3 kids loved it so much that I just bought our tickets about 10 minutes ago !! Can't wait ... See you then POV...

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay!!!! You are returning! We are so thrilled, Matt and Petra! Thank you for all your kind words, we had as much fun as all of you! We have been putting in lots of time sprucing up the gardens and we now have a hammock by the pool! (I think Petra's name is on it!!!!). Can't wait to you all again and see how the kids have grown. See you in May!!!
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Surprise Follow By Pure Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

The pictures of the property were amazing but did not adequately show the property. I did a walking tour video to show it better but have been unable to upload. The house and grounds are subject to an almost constant breeze. If the house had been built on an angle the breeze could have offered a more efficient cooling. As it is the breeze interferes with the flame on the stove. This necessitates the closing of 2 small windows which In turn will instantly make the main house warm to hot.

The view is beautiful from all angles. The pool is refreshing and spacious. Every building holds its own charm and character. The lower studio has the best access to the breeze and at times too much access.

The house is about to receive electrical power which will reduce and or eliminate the need to run the generator. The water for the house is totally from cistern which will require the " yellow is mellow; if it's brown flush it down" edict. This was of no concern to our group as we are of a conservation mindset. The property is well cared for and simply "paradise".

Bring your own food (meats must be frozen solid and have the USDA seal visible. Dry goods were packed in a separate bag).The roads are horrible and, by my professional opinion, dangerous. A island car service can provide transportation if you find the need to venture out. We did a trip to Long Beach which was so pleasant and refreshing. We had no trouble amusing ourselves with games provided and music and movies we brought with us.

It was an adventure and one of (if not the) best vacations we have ever experienced.

The caretakers Sarah and Randy are beautifully amazing people with a vast knowledge of the island and property.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Jake, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of the Point of View Property. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit with your family and look forward to a return visit! Appreciate you making us aware of the how the wind interferes with cooking! We spoke to Gina and we found out that the kitchen windows are double hung windows that pull down from top, in addition to up from bottom. Good to know! Like you, a lot of people are more comfortable hiring taxis to get around the island. We have Vernon's, a wonderful taxi service here and their local drivers know so much about the island it can positively add to the whole island experience. So glad you had such a great vacation in this "paradise" we call home! All the best, Randy and Sarah
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Buffalo, NY

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gina for building this wonderful villa nestled up in the hills. This is our second time visiting and I can't wait to come back The villa itself is spacious and homey, plenty of room for myself, 2kids and grandma. I would highly rent a 4x4 and recommend Vernon's . They will provide a discount for staying at Point of View. I made the mistake of renting a car and it didn't almost make it up the steep incline. Thank you Randy and Sarah for helping me return the car and connect with Vernons. We also brought food this time in our suitcase as food can be expensive on the island. We stopped at Euro grocery store to get water, dairy,meat before heading to the villa. There also is a great ice cream and food stand at the bottom of the hill from the villa. This is my second time here with my kids and we love it. There is limited internet which was nice as we could spend more quality family time. We absolutely LOVE the pool and the platform to jump off of. I also bought some rafts and brought them so we had some fun things to play with in the pool . We went to Turners Beach and swam, jet ski and ate at their restaurant. The house is off the grid and at night time we had lots of fun playing cards and games, then falling asleep to the ocean waves below. Thank you Randy and Sarah for taking such good care of us and thank you Gina for building this little slice of heaven high up in the hills on the Island of Antiqua. Jeanne/Josh/Jessie and Grandma.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jeanne! It was great having you again, and I know Randy & Sarah really enjoyed your family. Glad that you had such a nice time, and we look forward to having you back for your next vacation! Gina Ditto, Jeanne! Am so glad you had such a great time! You have a fabulous family. It was sweet of you all to leave the inner tubes for other guests. I can tell you they are loving them! Looking forward to seeing you all next time! Sarah and Randy
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Fabulous Stay!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped onto this property, we knew we were in for an incredible stay! Set into the side of a mountain, this villa has a stunning 180 degree view of the harbor and sea, multi-level open-air accommodations, a beautiful pool and two delightful caretakers on site. We were well taken care of for our entire trip! My husband and I had our two children and my father-in-law with us, and our family had plenty of room. We recommend renting an SUV to reach this location and doing a big shop at the Epicurean supermarket before heading down from the airport, as the local stores are limited in what they carry. It was a short drive to many beaches, English Harbour and Shirley Heights. We can't say enough good things about this experience and we would come back again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We too think POV and Antigua are magical. It was wonderful to have you and your family here. Your children are treasures. Lulu the cat has been looking for them, she misses chatting with them:)😍 We thoroughly enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to you next adventure in Antigua. Thank your children for telling us about the sunken ship they saw snorkeling at Galleon Bay! We are going.... All the best, Sarah and Randy😎
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Dream Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our adult children spent a magical week at this oasis. The home was even nicer than the pictures. Homey and well appointed. So many beautiful spaces to relax in. Very spacious with a gorgeous design and layout. Surrounded by panoramic views. Loved that the home was solar powered and off the grid. The owners and caretakers went out of their way to be responsive to our needs while affording us our privacy.

Of note is the need for a 4 wheel drive vehicle to feel confident on the steep road accessing the home. Gina's suggestion to bring dry goods to help supplement the groceries was brilliant. The food we bought at local "stalls" was delicious. Hardy hike to Rendevous beach was a highlight. Got up early every day for the sun rise and paused each evening for the sunset.

Wouldn't change a thing. Not a disappointment all week. Our expectations were surpassed. A memorable week and we would love to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kim and family, Thank you! You are right, Point Of View is a magical place full of such beauty and peacefulness! Randy and I cherish most all the new friendships we have made while being caretakers at POV! Your family is so much fun and so close knit, it was a pleasure to have a small part in making this your dream vacation. We do so look forward to your return! All the best, Sarah and Randy
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A most pleasurable retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just back from 5 days of peace and tranquility in one of the most beautiful places on earth. With stunning views and ocean breezes, we could not ask for a more relaxing stay. The caretakers were the best and made our stay easy and free of issues. We loved the panoramic view of the ocean and of Falmouth Harbor. We will definitely be coming back for seconds. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jamie, So happy that you enjoyed your stay at Point Of View! It was such a pleasure meeting you. Looking forward to your next visit! All the best, Sarah and Randy
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
VC Bird International
Car: necessary

Our property is conveniently located a few miles from all Falmouth & English Harbour shopping, restaurants and bars.....close enough, but located out of the hustle and bustle!


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May 15 2016 - Nov 15 2016
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Saint Paul Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) in studio available as a bedroom, Twin Bed (1) in living area 'day room', Bunk Beds (1) kids room next to master bedroom
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ballet studio: Mirrored wall, barre, sprung wood floor, beautiful ocean view. Also serves as a spare bedroom with queen bed. Has separate full bath. Weekly maid service.

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