Shell Villa, Turtle Bay.
Villa with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and private pool in Falmouth, Antigua and Barbuda
From £2,448 per week
Villa to rent in Falmouth, Antigua and Barbuda
Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, tucked away inside Turtle Bay on the south coast of Antigua, with spectacular views of nearby Montserrat
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Villa overview - owner's description
Shell Villa is tucked away inside Turtle Bay on the south coast of Antigua. Enjoy utter privacy and quiet as you sit on its seafront deck and gaze at the spectacular sunsets over gently smoking Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning vistas of ocean and the gentle slopes surrounding Rendezvous Bay, not a single building mars the view - a very private piece of paradise.
Guests will be met at the airport by Valentino, who will drive you to the Villa, or guide you if you hire a car. Shell Villa has three double bedrooms, all with air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms, a large kitchen with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a spacious living/dining area with high speed internet. It has weekly garden, pool and maid service. The pool and barbeque area and the gardens are planted with gorgeous bougainvillaea, hibiscus, and palms.
Self sustaining and environmentally friendly, Shell Villa generates its own power from solar panels. The panels work hard under the sunny Antigua skies, but to ensure your comfort there is now mains electricity and a back-up generator for the odd "outage'. Voltage is US style 110/60cycles. Additionally, its large water cistern enables you to enjoy pure rainwater for drinking, showering etc.
The gentle lap of waves on the shore lulls you to sleep, and greets you again as you wake to that wonderful Caribbean morning light. A short stroll along Turtle Bay there is a pebble beach with sea shells and sea birds aplenty.
While the time you spend at the villa ensures quiet seclusion, there is plenty to do in the nearby environment. Falmouth Harbour and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nelsons Dockyard in English Harbour are a five-minute drive from the villa. They are visited by some of the most fabulous yachts in the world - catch them with binoculars as they majestically sail across the ocean view from Shell Villa.The constant flow of private yachts, their crew and guests, ensure a lively social scene and a plentiful supply of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars in these harbours.
For those who are athletic, more adventurous and energetic, there are some spectacular, well-marked walks along the coast to totally deserted beaches, and wonderful views from some of the historic ruins around English Harbour and Shirley Heights. There are also tennis and squash courts nearby.
There is a wonderful continental bakery, good wine/liquor store and local grocery store within a 5-minute drive from the villa. There is an ATM machine, bank and Post Office in Nelson's Dockyard
This villa has 6 verified reviews.
6 out of 6 people recommend staying here
We loved the place it was magical We wish we had stayed for longer as we didnt get to really spend enough time just enjoying it
Thank you for everything and the excellent professional service we received
A beautiful very private quiet villa at the water's edge on a rocky shore just round the corner from Falmouth and English Harbour where there are amazing superyachts and superb restaurants. It feels almost as though you are on a superyacht when you are in the villa (minus the motion of course). The bedrooms are very comfortable and the villa's facilities are excellent.
The approach is about a mile down a very rough road so a 4x4 is almost essential; it is about a 30 mins+ drive to a good sandy beach. Being so close to nature also brings gifts such as squawking tree frogs most of the night. Now there is mains power, a water heater would allow morning hot showers (water currently only hot in the evening). Of course, the sun does not shine every day in Antigua, it can be quite windy, but when it does than can be few nicer places to be than on the deck at Shell Villa.
Shell Villa was perfect in every way.
The sound of the sea crashing over the waves and the night-time chorus of the croaking frogs made this location the most idyllic island hideaway.
The pool was a warm and inviting temperature where one could watch the sea pelicans diving for fish or just indulge in a lazy swim.
The villa was spotless and beautifully maintained by David and Jenny's wonderful helpers, Daphne and Juicy.
The welcome pack was much appreciated on arrival and sustained us until the next morning.
What a perfect paradise to spend our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We would love to return, right now if we could!
We stayed in Shell Villa the week of June 30th and had a great time! Although there is not a sandy beach directly in front of the villa, there is nothing quite like hearing the waves hitting the rocks while you are sleeping. The sea breeze blowing through is fantastic!
The House: This is a modest villa, but all bedrooms have their own bath and with the outdoor decks it never feels crowded. The kitchen is fully equipped (down to the blender for the required evening pina coladas made from fresh island pineapples). Large windows open ocean-side along with double doors on each side of the living area and two of the bedrooms and make it seem like you are outside even when indoors. If the house is open this way at night it can get a little "buggy", around the lights, but a little insect spray before bedtime takes care of it, and the mosquito nets really do work. The caretakers were great. (Helen and Kevin the week we were there) We mentioned one of the ceiling fans was not working and it was changed that afternoon while we were out.
Using the open pit grill while looking over the ocean and jumping in the pool to cool off was hard to beat!
Beaches: You can wade around in the rock pools in front of the villa and find lots of neat stuff, but you really can't swim. If you walk down the shoreline to the West a few hundred yards, there is a sandy beach where you can take a dip, but the bottom is rocky and there are pretty big waves. To get to a classic caribbean beach you will need to drive. We drove to a different beach each day, some commercial, some totally secluded and had a great time. Pack a lunch and take a cooler in case there is no place to buy food at the beach you wind up going to.
Location: The villa is very private. We only saw a couple of local fisherman walking the rocks the whole week. The road to the house is pretty rocky, but you will figure out pretty quick driving the island that most of the roads are this way. English Harbour is close by, but if you go in the off-season like we did it is mostly deserted and the restaurants are hit or miss whether they are open. The little grocery called Baily's is very handy, but to really provision the house a drive to the epicurian is in order. We found the one in Jolly Harbour was the easiest to get to, and a lot of great beaches between it and the villa.
Thanks go to the Freestones for a great vacation spot!
I was very please with the property , very clean,
But need to change the cleaning rota to suit differnece flight days, as we had to wait for bedding and towels to change 5 days after arriving.
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Outside this villa in Falmouth, Antigua and BarbudaThis villa is in a quiet area near the sea. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 11 November 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 17 July 2019 - 30 November 2022: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Fee for every person over 4.
£199.38 per week for each additional person if there are more than 4 people, paid with booking
3 ensuite bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 1 king size bed and en suite
- 1 king size bed and en suite
- 1 king size bed and en suite
3 bathrooms including 3 en suites
Private pool, Size 20m x 14m, Depth 0.2m to 1.2m
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in English
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view
Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Smoking, Restricted mobility , Pets
The villa is fully equipped and furnished and has weekly garden. pool and maid service. The three bedrooms can be configured as king-size doubles or large twins. The mature gardens and plunge pool (with sun deck and barbecue) are planted with gorgeous bougainvillea, hibiscus, and palms. Self sustaining and environmentally friendly, Shell Villa generates its own power from solar panels. The panels work hard under the sunny Antigua skies, but to ensure your comfort there is a back-up generator for the odd cloudy day. Voltage is US style 110/60 cycles. Additionally, its large water cistern enables you to enjoy pure rainwater for drinking, showering etc.The gentle lap of waves on the shore lulls you to sleep, and greets you again as you wake to that wonderful Caribbean morning light. Please note: we trade in dollars so prices in pounds sterling may vary with exchange rates. Rates shown are for full occupancy. Christmas/New Year - ten day minimum rental
Private Owner From Takoma Park, USA Member since Jan 2005
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