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3 bed villa, South Finger, Jolly Harbour

Overview

The villa is situated on Jolly Harbour’s south finger, which is much closer to the beach and amenities than those on the north finger. It is just a few minutes walk from the beach and has superb views over open water and hills beyond.

Set across 2 floors, the villa is open plan and airy and contains everything you’ll need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. It comprises:

Downstairs:

- Spacious, open plan living and dining area with Cable TV, multi region DVD player, CD/cassette/radio player, phone (free local calls) and air conditioning

- Fitted kitchen with large oven, fridge/freezer, cutlery, crockery, microwave, toaster, sandwich toaster, coffee machine and blender and everything you need to prepare meals

- Part-covered veranda with outdoor table, chairs and 2 sun loungers, overlooking the marina and hills beyond

- Pier with berth for 40’ yacht

- Bedroom 3 with single bunk beds, fitted wardrobe and free standing fan. Please note that this is a very small room which is ideally suited for children and/or teenagers. Adults will find it a squeeze.

- Downstairs WC

Upstairs:

- Master bedroom with queen size bed, fitted double wardrobes, plenty of storage space, balcony overlooking the marina, ceiling fan, air conditioning and ensuite shower room

- Bedroom two with 2 twin beds, fitted double wardrobes, ensuite shower room, ceiling fan and air conditioning

Maid service (weekly), linen and towels are provided and are included in the price for your comfort and convenience. Air conditioning is available should you want it for an additional charge.

The villa is managed on our behalf by HBK which are situated on site. The friendly staff there are available everyday until 6pm to answer any queries you may have, provide information and help with any problems.



Activities in Jolly Harbour
There are a huge range of activities available at Jolly Harbour ... the main ones are detailed here:

- Beaches

There are 2 beaches at Jolly Harbour, one on the south side (5 mins walk from Villa) and the other on the north side.

All of Antigua’s 365 beaches are public and most are easily accessible from Jolly Harbour.

- Swimming pool

There is a full sized pool on the south side at the Sports Club, which has recently been refurbished. It is in the central area close to the casino, shops and restaurants and is about 10 minute stroll from the villa.

- Golf

One of two courses on the Island, the Jolly Harbour Golf Club features an 18 Hole, par 71 course set in stunning grounds.

- Water sports

There is a selection of Motorised and non-motorised water sports on the main beach (south side), including jet skis, hobbie cat small sailing boats and windsurfing.

- Scuba diving

Jolly Dive is situated on the south beach and you can arrange days out diving at Cades reef through them. There are also several other dive companies all of which can pick you up from Jolly Harbour.

- Sports

Tennis & Squash courts are available at the Sports Club (BBR Sportive), which has recently undergone a refurbishment.

- Gym

The gym is situated at the Golf Club.

- Boat trips

Several companies operate out of Jolly Harbour. You can choose from round island trips on a catamaran (Wadadli Cats or Treasure Island Cruises), half day snorkelling trips and full day lobster lunch trips with Creole Cruises. There are also sunset cruises, glass bottom boat trips and more extreme excitement to be had with powerful motorboats.

- Helicopter rides

Round island trips and trips to see the Soufriere Hills Volcano on Monserrat. Bookable in the central area.

Eating Out

Theres lots of choice whether youre looking for cheese burgers and chips or more refined cuisine!

- Castaways

Situated right on the beach open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Castaways is perfect for watching the sunset at the end of the day.

- Mellini’s Restaurant & Bar

Situated in the central area Mellini’s is open for lunch and dinner and serves great Italian food.

- Peter’s Steakhouse

Situated in the central area Peter’s is open for lunch and dinner. Serves wonderful steak and locally caught fish.

- BBR Sportive

Situated by the swimming pool near the main area, it’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves a great range of snacks and local cuisine.

- The Dogwatch Tavern

Found at the far end of the central area The Dogwatch is a pub and also serves food in the evening.

- Golf Club

You can enjoy light lunches overlooking the course.

- Java Jojo

Coffee house serving up an extensive range of coffees and teas.

Telephone numbers for all these restaurants are available in the phone book found in the villa, should you want to make reservations.

Other services available at Jolly Harbour, all found in the central area are:

- Supermarket

Sells everything you’d expect in a supermarket as well as truly delicious fried chicken…

- Bank

Open 5 days a week from around 10am until 1:30pm.

- Car Hire

Hertz and Europcar both have offices and car hire costs around US$65 per day.

- Golf Buggy Hire

A handy way to get around the Jolly Harbour complex if you don’t fancy walking.

- Laundry

The laundry service is by the marina building called Budget Marine and is payable locally.

- Internet café

Offers the usual email and internet access as well as fax and printing services. Payable locally.

- Pharmacy

- Souvenir/art shop



Antigua - great climate and lots to do
We love coming to Antigua because it enjoys a pleasant tropical climate all year round (between 28 and 32 degrees C. Rainy season is from September to November. During this time rains tend to be short, sharp showers rather than rain for extended periods of the day. It doesn’t affect the sunshine for long!

The Island is great for kids, very relaxing and the local people are open and friendly.

Outside Jolly Harbour are loads of places definitely worth visiting. Hiring a car is essential to explore the Island and have a truly memorable holiday.

Places that we have visited and enjoyed:

- St. Johns (capital)

You dont need a car to get to St. Johns. Take the number 20 local bus which stops right outside the main entrance to Jolly Harbour. The journey to St. Johns takes around 15 minutes and costs about EC$3 per person (less than £1). St. Johns has a great duty free shopping area where the cruise ships come in specialising in jewellery and clothing.

- English Harbour & Shirley Heights

About a 40 minute drive from Jolly Harbour, English Harbour is a graceful and evocative historic district which is focused on the fifteen square miles of Nelsons Dockyard National Park. Developed as a base for the British Navy in the great age of sail, the harbour served as the headquarters of the fleet of the Leeward Islands during the turbulent years of the late 18th century. Today Nelsons Dockyard has been completely restored, and it is now the only Georgian dockyard in the world.

There are lots of restaurants here as well as some seriously big yachts.

Shirley Heights is only open from Sunday afternoon and into the evening. Fantastic views of sunset, steel bands and great barbeques. Very popular with locals and visitors alike. It is situated just beyond English Harbour. Entry fee is payable locally.

- Beaches

There are 365 beaches in Antigua, all of which are open to the public all year round. All are beautiful, but Half Moon Bay in particular is lovely. It is quite a drive from Jolly Harbour, about 50 minutes and youll need to take a picnic, but it is worth it. Great beach and great waves to mess around in. The sea is calmer on the left side of the bay.

To explore other beaches just drive out of Jolly Harbour, turn right and keep going till you find somewhere you like the look of. There are restaurants dotted all around the island for lunches and drinks.

- Barbuda

For a truely unspoiled taste of the Caribbean, visit Barbuda with its seemingly endless beaches. Get there by the Barbuda Express Ferry for a day visit or take a 2 day sailing trip.

Devils Bridge on the north east side of the Island is worth a look and is a spectacular example of how the ocean erodes the land.

Bettys Hope is a restored sugar plantation in the centre of the Island and is considered to be an interesting site.

Summary:

Beautiful, 3 bedroom waterside villa on the popular south finger, 5 minutes walk from the beach, overlooking open water and the hills beyond.

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds
Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 3 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Radio
Telephone
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Parking
Sea view
Tennis court
Extra information (WEEKLY MAID SERVICE IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum

Prices and availability

Last updated 13.05.2013


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Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Cot All year N/A £20.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Air conditioning All year N/A £50.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest bar: 0.2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 4km
  • Nearest supermarket: 10km
  • St. Johns (capital): 20km
  • English Harbour: 35km
  • Shirley Heights: 40km
  • Half Moon Bay: 45km

Reviews

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6 out of 6 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Saturday 13 December 2008
Enjoyable stay in a beautiful location. Villa very comfortable and spacious. The golf was reasonable and restaurants good. Would definitely recommend it.
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Stayed Sunday 10 August 2008
We had a wonderful holiday and thought the villa was perfect - literally a 5 minute stroll to the beach, which is great when you have kids. The kitchen contained everything we could have needed and the multi-region dvd was a real plus too! We wouldnt hesitate to recommend this villa to our friends and will definitely stay there again. Thanks for a lovely holiday.
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Stayed Saturday 19 July 2008
The Villa was good - if a little under furnished. Having been to the Caribean on numerous occasions it is certainly good value for money. The air conditioning worked well and quietly - again from experience something that is often a problem. The biggest niggle was that the patio doors were very difficult to slide open. The location is excellent being close to the beach and the facilities in terms of supermarket and restaurants on site - good. I would not take young children to this particular Villa as there is no secure gate from the patio down to the water/dock. Overall I would recommend this Villa for someone looking for a good beach holiday.
Owner reply:

Many thanks for your feedback. I will get the patio doors looked at immediately and will have a gate installed from the patio to the dock when we are there in November this year. Glad you enjoyed our villa.

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Overall as expected, stayed in Jolly Harbour villas many times. The exception being there was no wine glasses, no kitchen cooking utensils, tin opener or bottle opener although pots and pans had been made available - useless without utensils to cook with!!
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We found the villa to be basic but comfortable. The only problem we had is that we were moved after 2 nights to a different villa then again two nights later back to the original villa so we could not settle in Other than that we had a good time and would travel back. To be honest l shall be looking to book for a month at the end on January 2011 Regards Paul
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Great holiday and facilities in the villa lovely and well serviced by the local team. Good location for the beach. Showerooms are a bit tired but thats the only grumble. Food in the locality quite expensive.

Owner

About the owner
My husband and I bought the villa in Antigua about 8 years ago and have stayed there several times. We always have a fab time there, especially since our 2 children came along. It is the perfect place to have a wonderful family holiday.
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