|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Situated on the much favoured 'South Finger' of the Jolly Harbour Marina complex, this spacious and fully air-conditioned villa is a 5 minute stroll to a beautiful white sandy beach with beach bars and sporting facilities.
The Villa benefits from a fully equipped, open plan kitchen, large sitting room/dining area (with cable TV , free wi-fi and recently updated, modern furnishings) having direct access via patio doors to a tiled and furnished deck and private mooring for a boat. The view from the deck of 'Sleeping Indian Mountain' is my favourite!
The master bedroom (which leads to a balcony overlooking the water) and 2nd bedroom are both 'en-suite'. Bed sheets and towels provided together with a regular housekeeping service.
All facilities within the complex are easily accessible within a few minutes walk (although golf carts are available for rental). These include a large well stocked supermarket (with Waitrose products!), a good variety of restaurants and bars, banks, car and boat hire agents, gift shops etc., an outdoor swimming pool (free to residents), tennis courts, gym and fitness suite and an 18 hole Golf Course and clubhouse. Independent taxi drivers operate from the Commercial Centre and the bus stops at the end of the drive.
A variety of shopping facilities are available in the Commercial centre, including art and gift shops, beauty salon, pharmacy and the large on site supermarket, stocking fresh locally produced food, freshly baked goods and hot snacks as well as brand named (imported) food and alcohol. The supermarket is open 7 days a week until at least 8.00pm and the bakery is well stocked each day.
Yacht charters, catamaran cruises and buggy, car and bicycle hire are all available to book at or through outlets in the centre. Excursions to neighbouring islands are available.
The Jolly Harbour complex houses many independently owned bars/restaurants:
1. Castaways Beach Bar
2. Al Porto
3. Mellini’s (our favourite!)
5. The Golf Club
6. Mayday Fish Restaurant
7. The Poolside Bar and Restaurant and the Marina Bar
The Villa is primarily our holiday home, and we have enjoyed family holidays here for over ten years. The property is equipped as a base for an enjoyable and relaxing beach and activity holiday.
We are Mark and Teresa Ayre from the UK.
Our villa is primarily our own holiday home, comfortably furnished and equipped for our family's needs. Due to work/school commitments we are only able to visit two or three times a year, so we have decided to rent the villa out, so that others can enjoy the island at a reasonable cost. We have recently installed a new, fully tiled deck and have invested in new air conditioning throughout the villa. New sofas and deck furniture will be in place for the Summer 2016 season.
Mark and Teresa Ayre purchased this villa in 2004
The villa is ideally situated for a relaxing holiday. Close to both the beach and shopping centre it is simple to pop back and forth throughout the day, allowing you to split your days between sea (and pool) , shopping and siesta with ease. Jolly Harbour is a great base to allow you to explore the rest of the island, although with one of the best beaches in Antigua on your doorstep, many guests do not venture far!
Free wi-fi in the villa with HBK log in code. Fully furnished deck, overlooking the bay and 'Sleeping Indian Mountain'. Balcony from Master bedroom too!
New fully tiled deck and new inverter air con units to all main living areas (living room and both bedrooms). A comfortable 'Family Style' villa to either use as a base or for a fully self catering holiday.
My husband and our son and I, spent two wonderful weeks at Teresa's Villa. Teresa was very responsive from the beginning making our arrival stress free. This was our first time renting a villa and we were very pleased with the whole set up. We paid USD 24 from the airport to Jolly Harbour (HBK office). HBK manages the villa for Teresa and they made our stay extremely comfortable. We arrived before our check-in time and they stored our luggage while the villa was getting ready. Later, they dropped us to the villa in their car with our luggage. Their office is open 7 days a week which I thought was quite amazing. They send the housekeeping staff twice a week (Mondays and Fridays while we were there). The first week, my husband was around so we rented a car from Pineapple travels. We had no problem driving around the island. It's safe and we were comfortable. We used google maps to get everywhere. They were recommended by HBK and offer very good rates. The second week while my husband away for work, I rented a golf cart to go around Jolly Harbour and I do recommend renting one if you do not have any other mode of transport. Jolly Harbour is a big township and to go places on foot in the Aril/May heat can really tire you. It also did rain very often while we were there. Our son, who is almost 3 years old, loved the golf cart. HBK gives towels for pool/beach use against a deposit of USD 25 per towel. You can exchange the towel whenever you need a fresh one. We also got a portable phone from them against a deposit of USD 50 and found it useful to contact them. The villa has amazing views from the deck and the upstairs balcony. It's very peaceful. The Jolly beach is very beautiful and a short walk away.The sun loungers for villa residents are free but check with Castaways restaurant at the beach which ones are free to use. We cooked quite a bit during our stay and the kitchen was very well equipped. We had no issues during our stay except an AC leakage which was promptly fixed by HBK. The supermarket is also well stocked and open everyday till 9pm. There are a number of restaurants in Jolly harbour but it can get expensive to eat out. I am vegetarian so this didn't work for me but for affordable meals if you have no restrictions, the supermarket and Linda's cafe next to Burton's laundry in Jolly Harbour looked like good options. And yes Burton's is the only option for laundry there. Overall a very comfortable and happy stay. Many thanks to Teresa & Mark!
Teresa - thank you so much for renting your beautiful villa to us!
At Antigua airport, after passport control, go through to the outside of the building, to the taxi desk on the left , you will find all taxis $24US dollars for the family, regardless of how many other passengers are on board. Ask to be taken to HBK reception to collect the villa keys, then to the front door of the villa. This will cost another few dollars, about $30US total.
The villa is situated on the South Finger, which is in a very short walking distance of the beach. The villa is in THE BEST location for this resort!!
The villa is very spacious, you will be at home the minute you walk through the door! There is a large oven hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and all utensils. Patio doors lead on to a very large decking area, with the marina at your back door - the views are amazing! There are two large bedrooms both en-suite and with clean bedding and towels provided twice weekly. You do have to make your beds and wash your dishes in between!
The villa is situated within a prime position, but a golf buggy is always worth hiring from HBK rentals, as this will enable you to get to restaurants and shops in quick time. If you have children, then a buggy will be one of the highlights of their holiday! Perhaps book a buggy in advance, as they go quickly!
The beach is one of the best beaches that we have been on in the world! You will see that there is a distinct difference in sunbeds available - the first set of beds are blue and white and placed directly in front of Castaways bar. The rest are further to your right and are multi-coloured. You will get approached for sunbeds before you even get to the beach - say that you already have beds. If you are a villa resident, then the Castaways beds are complimentary, but you will have to pay for a parasol, which is essential in the hot sun. The price is $10US per day - a bit steep, but if you speak to Mervyn nicely, from Castaways, he will do a 'deal' for a longer stay of two weeks or more! The other beds on the beach, are for non-residents.
Food is quite expensive, but the supermarket - The Epicurean, has Waitrose Essentials food - unbelievable! The Waitrose Prosecco is actually half the price of UK Waitrose?! If you shop carefully, prices are similar to the UK.
Return airport travel can be arranged with Randy/Mary on Jolly Beach. HBK office will also print return boarding passes.
Definitely returning to this villa! Thank you!
First of all I want to say a big thank you to the owner Teresa. From the start of booking to the lead up to my flight, she was always quick to reply with full list of information which was was useful and needed and made my trip stress free from when I got there after an 8 hour flight! From approaching the complex at jolly harbour I was extremely happy and empressed of the layout and the facilities on offer! The supermarket is a 10-15min walk away depending how fast you walk and the beach is a 5 min stroll away with the friendly local vendors offering beach chairs and umbrellas... Look out and ask for Andy or Irvine they are nice guys and will look after you on the beach! The villa was more than I expected from the airy feel to the large veranda which I was very empressed with! I spent many nights enjoying a few or many bottles of beer and wine in the evening out on! The villa is equipped with air conditioning in the living room and the bedrooms and work perfectly! During my 10day stay the maids came twice and were very friendly and welcoming. There are golf carts available but I felt I didn't need them as everything was close by. But luckily on my arrival Romeo from the HBK Villas staff at check in offered to take me to the grocery store for my big shop and take me back to the villa which was nice..so ask for Romeo at check in at the HBK Villas office he is very approachable! Lastlolly but not least Teresa I can't thank you enough. Thank you for you for renting me your villa I will be I touch again soon. God bless
We have rented this villa from June 25 to July 3, 2015 with our 2 teenage daughters and loved it! Teresa, the owner is so kind, she informed us of everthing we needed to know before getting there! The villa is close to everything, you don't need. a car, but a golf cart could be a good idea if you have to go to the grocery store. The beach is just amazingly beautiful, no words to describe it. There are plenty of activities in this area. Our friend Diane (from Canada) is renting jetskis on the beach and we had a fantastic time together! Condo is nice and clean, very comfortable with a nice tiled deck where you can have dinner and watch the sunset. We are already planning to come back to Antigua next year!
Thank you so much for renting us your fantastic holiday home! Our family had a great week in jolly harbour. we have travelled to many beautiful places around the world, but all feel that the beach here is the best with the most amazing coloured water ever! Our girls (9 and11) loved the golf cart. All of the restaurants were good, we really liked Portofino and Karaoke night at Castaways was great fun, ,the staff here were great. Mervyn at the beach was fantastic with our girls (thank-you!) Get out and about round the island, beaches are fabulous, road signs are shocking!! We had a great day trip to Barbuda and saw whales on the way home. We stayed at Grand Pineapple beach hotel for the second week so the girls could have friends, but for value for money our self catering week (eating out every night ) beat the hotel hands down. We would love to stay again and highly recommend this property as the owners and the staff at HBK were faultless, HBK staff were always cheerful and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you all very much.
Thank you so much for renting us your fantastic holiday home! Our family had a great week in jolly harbour. we have travelled to many beautiful places around the world, but all feel that the beach here is the best with the most amazing coloured water ever! Our girls (9 and11) loved the golf cart. All of the restaurants were good, we really liked Portofino and Karaoke night at Castaways was great fun, ,the staff here were great. Mervyn at the beach was fantastic with our girls (thank-you!) Get out and about round the island, beaches are fabulous, road signs are shocking!! We had a great day trip to Barbuda and saw whales on the way home. We stayed at Grand Pineapple beach hotel for the second week so the girls could have friends, but for value for money our self catering week (eating out every night ) beat the hotel hands down. We would love to stay again and highly recommend this property as the owners and the staff at HBK were faultless, HBK staff were always cheerful and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you all very much
Antigua with it's all year round warm climate boasts that it has 365 beaches, one for every day of the year! The island offers a wide variety of things to do and see from boat trips and island safaris to visiting the public market and colourful shops at St John's and the historic Nelson's dockyard near English Harbour. Explore the countryside through tropical forests, local villages and deserted sandy bays. Jolly Harbour is not only the largest marina complex in the Caribbean it also offers a perfect base from which to explore Antigua. Set in 500 tropical acres, Jolly Harbour has everything you could possibly ask for to enjoy a fabulous holiday in a spectacular location. The Reception and Information Centre is available to guests of the villa to advise and arrange activities outside the resort as well as provide information on the many sporting and leisure opportunities available within the complex.
Other Activities: Catamaran Cruises.Sailing and Eco Tours. Helicopter tours of island and Monserrat.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please ensure that you have arranged travel insurance to cover both your flights and accommodation, as refunds due to late cancellation are not available.
Rental rates include all utilities, air conditioning maid service and support of on site management company.
A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure reservation and the balance will be due 8 weeks before arrival. Payment is accepted by UK£ cheque, bank transfer (with each side paying own costs) or for a 5% administration charge, through Paypal.
.Rental rates include all utilities, air conditioning maid service and support of on site management company.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.