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Friars Hill Cottage, Antigua

Beach house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and golf nearby in Friars Hill, Antigua and Barbuda

From £439 per week

House to rent in Friars Hill, Antigua and Barbuda

Two bedroomed house close to St Johns, and Dickinson Bay. Sleeps 2-5 people and is air conditioned with cable tv, stove, fridge, internet

  • House
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Near beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Near golf
  • Private garden
  • Washing machine

House overview - owner's description

With a great location close to beaches, water sports, shopping, a golf course and a fantastic choice of bars and restaurants, Friar's Hill Cottage is a perfect vacation rental home for people wishing to experience Antigua on their own terms.

Your vacation cottage contains:
2 double bedrooms perfect for sleeping 2 to 4 people.

Kitchenette and breakfast bar with microwave, cooker and fridge, everything you need for preparing your own meals.

Living room opening out onto a large veranda with dining table and 4 chairs.

Facilities for your convenience and comfort include air-conditioning, wireless internet, cable television, washing machine and DVD Player.

The cottage is ideal for friends or family travelling together on vacation, or even for a business person who needs accommodation close to St. John's but also hopes to get time to sample some of our 365 beaches which are never far away

Prices are from only £275 per week making it an extremely affordable place to stay.

The cottage is located conveniently 5mins drive away from Dickenson Bay and Runaway bay beaches, 5mins away from the Woods shopping center and 10mins from town. There is another convenience store and also a gas station 5mins walk away.

Buses to town do run on the main road, which is a short 3 minute walk from the house, but a hire car is recommended to experience all the island has to offer.


This house has 33 verified reviews.

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31 out of 33 people recommend staying here


Couple from London, United Kingdom Nov 2019

Everything was fine, the location was really good and the house had everything we needed.


Couple from West Haven, USA Apr 2019

Mrs Paul meet us with the keys, gave us a tour showed us how everything worked. The place was very clean and quiet and secure. I would recommend it for anyone who wants to see Antigua away from a hotel experience.


Family from Dublin , Ireland Dec 2018

I just love this cottage. I have stayed here a few times by myself but on this occasion I had my friend and her two small children aged 4 and 5. It was perfect for kids, they had plenty of room to run around outside without any worries as the cottage is very secure with fencing all around. From the accommodation itself, to the area where it is located, checking in and out, I've never had any problems. It is a short walk to 1st Choice Supermarket and about a 20 minute walk to the nearest beach at Dickenson Bay but only 5 minutes if you have a car. I have always found the owners to be very accommodating and always on hand to offer help or advice if needed.
I really can't recommend this place enough, it's just perfect and I hope to stay there again later this year :)


Solo from London, United Kingdom Aug 2018

A pleasant stay for the second time. Mrs Paul the perfect host. Booking was quick and I was able to amend my check in/out times with ease. I would definitely recommend.


Couple from Richmond Hill, USA Mar 2015

Best 2M of our lives! Beds are firm. All appliances we used worked. Hated honking the car horn to open gate but it works! The Paul's are the most awesome couple and were very helpful, friendly and the best neighbours ever! 5Min to Dickenson Bay. 3Min to Epicurean or 1st Choice (if that) or w/in walking distance to Billy's Market. We enjoyed waving to the locals on their way to work (yes, the cottage is on a busy road but how else do people get to work but walk or drive?) - so bring ear plugs if you feel threatened by road noise! And dogs - yep; they bark but they only bark when strangers come near their property - they are just protecting their territory! If you have pets at home you won't mind the dogs; if you don't - again - get ear plugs! But we did not find the dogs intrusive at all. View - was perfectly fine for us. People have complained about the "oil field" view. Yes, it's there - so plant the porch chair right in front of the porch post and then it blocks out the direct view of the oil refinery - but seriously - look beyond the open field of the oil refinery and you'll see the mountains - perfect mountains and the open far as we were concerned we were not bothered at all by the oil refinery. The lights from St. John's at night were beautiful and in the mornings watching the cruise ships come in was very relaxing. The humming birds and other birds flitting about…quite lovely! Peek-a-boo views of the waterway where the cruise ships come in; and a peek-a-boo water view to the right (if you are sitting and looking out). Lot's of hangers for clothes, very happy with the washing machine and clothesline. Service for 4 (plates, mugs, bowls, silverware). Ltd. sm pots (for sauce making) but otherwise kitchen was equipped for our 2M stay. AC in both bedrooms (each w/ a dbl bed) two night stands in the front bdr; one nightstand in the back bdr. Great breeze with both front doors open and the back door open. College dorm size refridg. and sm. freezer which were sufficient for our needs. Gave 4 stars for facilities - specific the bathroom tub drain was not draining as fast as the shower water was flowing and I was constantly cleaning the 3" water mark from the tub from the standing water while showering. When using the washing machine the water would come up into the bathtub and we'd have to clean the tub again. Otherwise, there was NOTHING to complain about. It's an easy drive to Russells, LaBusolla's (has moved from Dickenson Bay over to the airport area), city of St. John - easy access to everything and in a great location! Truly an awesome cottage with awesome caretakers!


Couple from Maidstone, United Kingdom Feb 2015

Great time again!
The Villa has been re- decorated throughout with added facilities.
New fridge freezer, with a good sized freezer compartment.
New flat screen TV.
New bedding/linen.
Extra kitchen utensils.
Another LARGE MIRROR IN SECOND BEDROOM! Which pleased my wife.
Parking inside on the drive.
If there's anything you need during your stay just ask!

Mr & Mrs Paul are delightful, so kind and friendly. They helped us settle in and supplied extra items upon request. Any problems were solved as reported.
Definitely need a car to explore. There are many "short cuts" to the beaches and other parts of the island, just study the map or ask! St John's does not have to be an obstacle for every trip! The two large, local supermarkets put some of ours to shame!
Try to get the up to date Food and Drink book. Lists all the places to eat, see and visit! Often found in restaurants...Dennis's Bar near Jolly Beach and Chippy Antigua behind Coconut Grove Dickenson Bay may stock some.
No sea views except from the far end of the balcony, but the sunsets! Great value for money!
Dark wood Beach amazing for sunsets!

Feb/March 2015

2 other reviews

CLEGGCaribbean sun and smiles! We stayed here for 2 weeks and wished we could have stayed longer. Very clean, well put together, comfortable house. Lovely family next door to help out with anything you need. Car a must if you don't want to walk long distances but only a short drive to everything you need - supermarkets, stunning beaches and nightlife. Wireless internet access, cable tv and a bbq if you want to relax in on the porch. Great restaurants and bars nearby if you don't. We highly recommend this property and would go back in a second.

ben in nyc new york city, usa. Review Submitted: January 09, 2008 Date of Stay: December 2007My father, brother and myself stayed at this little home in antigua over the recent holidays. The house was just built and next to it is another small home where the owners live, a wonderful antiguan couple. Being a new house there were a couple loose ends to sort out (a leaky faucet and such) and the two owners immediately had the contractor and plumber come to replace the faucet. The house is a five minute drive to the beach, five minute drive to town and a five minute drive to a large supermarket. There is also a smaller supermarket a five minute walk away. The shower had excellent water pressure hot water and the kitchen is nice and full of pots and pans, plate and bowls. The television has heaps of channels. This home also has a great porch for sitting in the morning, the internet is wireless and you can get it from the porch although a wi-fi extender will be installed soon and should allow you access from inside the house in the near future. This is a great home for a small family, or two couples. There is two queen size beds in two rooms, a small living room with couch and an open kitchen in the living room. There is a table on the porch with four chairs., great for dinner outside, the porch is covered so if it rains all is cool. Restaurants are a short drive away in all directions, but we did heaps of cooking. We didn't have a car and walked all over the place! This is one of the best deals on the island!

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This house is:

2.5km from the nearest beach 1km from the nearest bar 200m from the nearest restaurant 200m from the nearest supermarket 5km from V.C Bird airport 2.5km from Dickenson Bay / Runaway Beach 1km from Cedar Valley Golf 3km from Town Center 1km from Shopping Mall

Sights and attractions

Night club 3km Shopping 1km Theatre 500m Cinema 500m

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Outside this house in Friars Hill, Antigua and Barbuda
This house is in the town near the beach. It has outside lighting, a garden and a shared garden. Car hire is recommended as the house is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is not available.

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Updated 16 September 2019

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 29 March - 10 December 2020: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 11 December 2020 - 18 January 2021: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 19 January - 10 December 2021: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 11 December 2021 - 18 January 2022: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 19 January - 10 December 2022: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 11 December 2022 - 18 January 2023: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 19 January - 29 March 2023: the minimum stay is 2 nights.



  • More than 2 Guests

    £10.00 per night if there are more than 2 people, paid with booking



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 single sofa bed


1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC


DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 3, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Outside lighting, Private garden, Shared garden

Suitable for

Children, Single gender groups

Extra information

Parking is available outside the front gate of the property.


Average rating from 33 reviews

Private Owner From London, United Kingdom Member since Aug 2007

Past bookings: 149 bookings

Last seen: 17 days ago

Number of properties: 1

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