About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Modern 2 bedroom villa. Only steps away from beautiful Jolly Beach
Situated on the much favoured 'South Finger' of the Jolly Harbour Marina residential community, 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
( using management company hotspot) and recently updated, and fully refurbished first floor with Italian tiled floors, new ensuite shower rooms and balcony to master bedroom. Modern furnishings throughout. Direct access via patio doors from ground floor, open plan, living area to newly tiled and furnished deck. Beautiful views and afternoon sunshine.
The view from the deck of 'Sleeping Indian Mountain' is my favourite!
Bed sheets and bath towels provided together with a regular housekeeping service. Beach towels available from our management company at check in.
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, 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.
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 ( 2 for 1 Pizza Tuesdays and live music)
3. Mellini’s (our favourite!)
4. Aphrodite ( Greek and European cuisine)
5. Mayday Fish Restaurant
6. Basilica Italian Bistro
7. The Quarterdeck
The Villa is primarily our holiday home, and we have enjoyed family holidays here for over twelve years. The property is equipped as a base for an enjoyable and relaxing beach or activity holiday.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Mark and Teresa Ayre
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- Apr 12, 2018
About Mark and Teresa Ayre
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. At the end of last year we fully updated the first floor to reflect both our needs as a family and for the comfort of our guests. Both bedrooms now have beautifully tiled, modern, ensuite shower rooms and and the entire flooring has been replaced with matching Italian tiling. Over the last two years we have installed a new, fully tiled deck and have invested in new air conditioning throughout the villa. New sofas and deck furniture were added last year. Due to work/family commitments we are only able to visit two or three times a year, so we have decided to offer the villa for holiday rental so that others can enjoy the island at a reasonable cost.
Mark and Teresa Ayre purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Mark and Teresa Ayre chose Jolly Harbour
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 , 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! We take pride in offering a good service to our guests and communicate regularly with you in the run up to your holiday. As we live in the UK it is really important to have a trusted management company available to you throughout your stay in the Island. James Richards, his wife Roxann and their team of Housekeeping and Maintenance staff have been looking after our guests for well over ten years.
What makes this Villa unique
Free wi-fi in the villa using Management Company hotspot. Modern, light and bright holiday villa. Fully equipped kitchenette with large fridge freezer and microwave. Newly tiled deck and new upper balcony (to Master suite) overlooking the bay and 'Sleeping Indian Mountain'. Modern ensuite bathrooms with walk in showers. Travertine tiling to both Master and Twin bedroom. New inverter air con units to all main living areas (living room and both bedrooms). A light and bright, modern and comfortable villa to either use as a base or for a fully self catering holiday.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great location for the beach, bars , buses and shopping
This villa is in a great location with easy access to all facilities in Jolly Harbour. No real need for a golf cart as you can walk everywhere .
Castaways is a wonderful beach bar , good food, drinks and of course your beach loungers are free ( just pay for the umbrella, see Mervyn)
The villa itself is well furnished with good beds , a really nice new deck.
It certainly makes for a comfortable base for your stay . There may be times when there will be insufficient glasses, plates etc however HBK are very good at responding to little or big problems. The staff were excellent , very friendly , nothing was too much bother. It was nice having the villa cleaned twice weekly during our two week stay.
.Epicures supermarket is just 10 minutes away and serves everything you will need at a pretty reasonable price. For UK people it also sells Waitrose essential branded goods.
We had a really good holiday in Antigua , staying in such a nice Villa certainly made a big difference. I can highly recommend this one.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having you stay at our holiday home, and we do hope to hear from you again. As UK residents it is essential for us to be able to have a good Management Company and Housekeeping team on site to look after our guests and James and his team at HBK have been looking after this for us for over 10 years. I will pass on your compliments. They will be delighted. I will be Antigua visiting next month to replenish the crockery etc, unfortunately things do tend to go 'walkabout' during a busy season!
Sensational views of the Sleeping Indian in 227C
My husband and I spent 3 glorious weeks in villa 227C for our 10 year wedding anniversary and had the most wonderful time
The villa is spacious, comfortable, spotlessly clean and fully air conditioned throughout. There are 2 recently (and very tastefully) installed bathrooms and a separate downstairs toilet. The villa benefits from its own private mooring as well
Had a really lovely 'feel' about the place - if you book this villa you will not be disappointed. There's plenty of room for a family as there are 2 bedrooms
It is well positioned - really close to the supermarket and even closer to the beach (2 minute walk). The beach is jaw dropping!!
Theres an OK beach bar called Castaways, not the best but nice enough, and another called Sandras which make the best rum punch in the world
The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, crockery etc...and we stayed in a couple of nights and ate in the villa, watching TV or sitting on the deck
The owners were contactable at all times, both in the run up to arrival and when the water had a problem (very quickly rectified) due to a couple of hurricanes in quick succession
All in all, as an overview, Antigua is pretty expensive as I'm guessing everything is imported but it was money well spent as we made some lovely memories
Thank you Mark and Theresa
Oh and the reason I only gave 4 stars and not 5, I wished the TV was a little bigger as I like to watch the football when my team is on!
Lisa and John
Thank you so much for your lovely review.
Mark and Teresa Ayre
Absolutely perfect! As in paradise!
We spent 8 wonderful days in this villa in Jolly Harbour in Dezember 2017. The host was very friendly and helpful at any time. We received all nesessary information, pictures, prospect and instruction in advance. Tereza was alyways in touch with us and provided us with all information we needed for travelling.
The house located in quiet neighbourhood, few minutes walk from the beatiful long sand beach. It has everything you need for your comfortable stay (kitchen is equiped fully, patio has big round table with chairs and deck chairs, beach towels we can change every day, etc). The house is decorated with good sense of style. it was big enjoyment to stay there.
To attention: almost all sockets are british (we took with us american ones). But we decided this problem for us.
Cleaning service once a week. All rooms are provided with air-conditioning, two big bathrooms are recently renovated and very modern.
Shopping possibilities are nearby (supermarket is 10 min walk). There are several restaurants in the area. We personally recomment the Greek one, very delicious! There is sweeming pool and few tennis courts at the residence.
HBK (The management of this property) was very friendly and helpful during our stay. They reacted immediately when we needed to fix a problem with water at the first evening.
We highly recommend this accomodation for quiet and comfortable holiday and would stay there again.
Very big thanks to Teresa and Mark for their hospitality and great support!
Oksana & Roberto, Switherland.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
Mark and Teresa Ayre
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!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at our holiday home, and we very much look forward to speaking to you again soon.
Mark and Teresa
Great place as a base in Antigua!
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
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review, and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hearing from you again. Mark and Teresa
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. Additional charges for Late Check Out ( if available) and additional bed/cot per night. Please enquire at time of reservation.
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. Additional charges for Late Check Out.