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New bathrooms and balcony(Oct ‘17) Limited Jan and March 2018 availability

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

South Location. Modern 2 bedroom villa with new ensuite bathrooms and Free wifi.

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

( using management company hotspot) and recently updated, modern furnishings. Direct access via patio doors to a newly 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 newly tiled balcony overlooking the water) and 2nd bedroom are both 'en-suite'. October 2017 full refurbishment of 1st floor included new ensuite bathrooms. 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., 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.

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. The Golf Club

6. Mayday Fish Restaurant

7. Basilica

8. 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 and activity holiday.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

More Details

Mark and Teresa Ayre
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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.

Last season we 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.

October 2017 saw our newest additions to the villa with new ensuite bathrooms ( fully tiled with walk in showers) new flooring to the first floor bedrooms and Balcony to the Master bedroom suite.

Due to work/family 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.

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 (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!

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 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

( completed October 2017). 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.


Jolly Harbour Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Towels provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Balcony overlooking water
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , cot/child bed available
  • Both bedrooms have en suite shower rooms. Master bedroom has floor to ceiling windows leading to a balcony overlooking both the water and the beautiful 'Sleeping Indian Mountain'. King sized sleigh bed to Master suite and two single beds to second bedroom complete the tastefully furnished rooms which both have built in and free-standing furniture. Full air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout. Hair-dryer and all linen provided. Put me up bed and cot available by request.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All facilities on the complex are available to villa guests (some at an additional charge). Maid service is provided at the beginning and end of a rental period and at least once a week for the duration of a holiday rental. Additional maid service is available through our management company on site. There is a telephone available in the villa for incoming calls. Outgoing calls will be charged for. Internet access is available on the complex from a variety of 'hotspots' and restaurants/cafes and wireless cards can be purchased from the Marina Office on the complex (ask staff at HBK Villa Management). The Complex has barrier controlled access and 24 hour security. Please appreciate that we have no control over the facilities provided at Jolly Harbour and whilst we try to keep all the above information up to date, we cannot be responsible should anything change.


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New bathrooms and balcony(Oct ‘17) Limited Jan and March 2018 availability
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

Great location for the beach, bars , buses and shopping

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Absolutely perfect! As in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Great place as a base in Antigua!

  • 5 of 5

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 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

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Fantastic Family Holiday!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are always delighted to hear how much our guests have enjoyed their stay in our holiday home. We very much look forward to hearing from you again Mark and Teresa
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
VC Bird
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Several on complex
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Castaways plus several others on complex
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
On complex
Car: not necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Late Check Out $27.59
Extra Bed/Cot $ 13.79 per person per night

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. Additional charges for Late Check Out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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