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Antigua's most inviting oceanfront family villa, with panoramic views.

Jean & Rolston Michael

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English, French, German
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Jean & Rolston Michael

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Antigua's most inviting oceanfront family villa, with panoramic views.

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Antigua - Willoughby, Antigua

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 comfortably- private access to beach

Antigua's v. stylish ocean front villa, within an elegant tropical garden, perfect for families & large groups, special rates for couples. The master suite, level with the spacious dining room, living room and modern, fully equipped and re-furbished kitchen allows apartment style living, with two further double bedrooms and a den suitable for sleeping, on the lower level. The living room opens onto the verandah, overlooking the elegant 14' by 24' pool, unspoiled beach and ocean. Songs of the sea, picturesque views, strong but not overpowering breezes blow away the cobwebs and refresh the mind. Tan on the pool deck, which now has a permanent sun shade, wander tranquil hills, cast a line & collect treasures of the sea on the quiet beach. Enjoy the party atmosphere of nearby English Harbour, star-spot at celebrity get-away St James's Club, or simply enjoy the astral cinema from the verandah by night. Walled round, with monitored security system, lights and safe - for peace of mind.

Before you arrive:: Please contact the owners with your specific enquiries. For best maintained cars, we at Willoughby recommend J&R Rentals. You should also request owner's hand-drawn route and written directions from airport to Willoughby to ensure you end up on the right side of Willoughby Bay, but often J&R Rentals will assist new guests in their journey from the airport to the villa.

On arrival, you will find your Welcome Hamper, grocery items chosen by you for your arrival snack.

We're pleased to reserve you a table at a local restaurant. On the other hand, at Willoughby you may use the phone to make all your bookings at no extra charge. Wifi is also complimentary.

Always wanted to learn how to sail? Let us book you a few reasonably priced lessons at the Yacht Club.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jean & Rolston Michael (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
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Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2015

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
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Antigua's most inviting oceanfront family villa, with panoramic views.
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
5

Hidden Gem in a perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Antigua since 2006 and rented several villas this is the best so far and here are the reasons why. The location is perfect if you want privacy it perfect there is a house next door but out of the 13 nights I saw gentleman twice from a distance. Ok the villa has a magnet called the balcony once out there it's hard to leave the views of the ocean is breathtaking with the bonus of the breeze which is wonderful it keeps cool during the day and is nice and cool in the evening the breeze also keeps the mosquitoes away not one bite at all in the time we were there. The pool is brilliant very good size with a new salt systems that makes it own chlorine and leaves the skin moist and soft not dried out which normally happens with most pools.To have your own garden that leads the the Atlantic Ocean is something we dream of if you fancy some early morning fishing. We were more than pleased we the villa and felt very safe with the security system which again gives you peace of mind I cannot say enough about the Villa we will be booking again because we feel it's everything we have been looking for. We met one of the owners and agree with previous reviews a charming and wonderful gentlemen who is just a phone all away. Fantastic Location, Villa, views & Pool. If you really want to Benefit the hire of a little boat would put the icing on a perfect holiday.

A/C

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent villa + superb hosts = fantastic time!

  • 5 of 5

Willoughby Villa is set in a nice quiet area to explore the beautiful island of Antigua. The location is actually superb, situated right on Willoughby Bay (with Eric Clapton’s Crossroads centre in the far distance). Willoughby Bay itself is a nature beach and perfectly ok to swim from but you also have the large private pool in the house gardens, and this was one of our main criteria for selecting the villa.

The house itself is big (there were only two of us), with lofty ceilings and well finished kitchen and eating areas, it can comfortably sleep 8 without people being on top of one another. The views from the balcony are stunning. The pictures of the house and grounds on the site do not do it justice and you also benefit from a nice sea breeze which was really refreshing. Plus of course there is air conditioning in the bedrooms if things get too hot!

Rolston and Jean were really helpful throughout our stay. They are a great couple, really friendly and knowledgeable about the island and living a few miles away they were close enough if we needed them for anything and always available at the end of the phone.

To explore the island you need a car and Jean recommended that we use Egen at J&R rentals. He is a top man, very friendly and collected us from the airport and took us to the villa – we didn’t fancy driving in an unfamiliar country after a long flight. However, navigation around the island is an issue even with a map, there are few road signs and where there are signs such as in St Johns they are really small. We should have taken more seriously other reviewer’s advice about taking a sat nav. Thankfully the villa has decent wifi and I was able to download a free offline turn by turn navigation app called OsmAnd which worked well (we can recommend this app if any readers find themselves in a similar position).

As other reviews mention the villa is very close to English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour (about 8 mins by car). Restaurants we visited while staying at the villa were The Hideout (very nice and close), Admirals Inn (fantastic location but food ok) but the pick for us was Ristorante Paparazzi on the other side of Nelson’s Dockyard – well worth a visit and the owner will even send across his launch to pick you up – a nice touch. Another great stop we made for lunch was Dennis’ on Ffryes Beach where they serve up some fantastic goat curry.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Willoughby, Jean and Rolston were the perfect hosts

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After 16 years of renting Willoughby as a short and medium-term rental, Rolston and I are convinced we have the most enjoyable business in the world. Our seafront home with pool and amazing views lures some of the most wonderful people to Willoughby. Rather than charge exorbitant rates for Willoughby, we try to ensure that even a party of two people can stay at Willoughby for an appropriate rent. The joy our guests derive from our reasonably priced home in one of the world's remaining beauty spots makes our effort and investment worthwhile. Thank you to our reviewers - it's great to be appreciated.
5

Awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three enjoyed 2 very relaxing weeks at Willoughby. The property is on a prime site, with wonderful views and just as important benefits from the cooling breezes straight from the sea. The balcony or the poolside is the very best way to watch the ever-changing sky, and nightfall gives some dramatic sights. Just fill up your glass and relax.

The owners of the property, Rolston and Jean made us extremely welcome and are a font of information, always available on the phone if needed, but not intrusive. The whole booking process etc was so easy and they are very laid-back.

This part of the island is great if you prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of St Johns. There is a great restaurant, the Hideout within walking distance, and a 10 minute drive away are some other great restaurants. We enjoyed Caribbean Taste near Nelsons Dockyard - homecooking and essentially in someone's front room. At this time of year though you have to be careful since many restaurants and bars are closed as this is the low season. The upside of all this is that there are no queues, no traffic and often we were the only people on the beach. Half-Moon Bay is as good as it sounds, and just walk around the headland and you are in a superb, exclusive beach. Don't forget your mask and snorkel - some great reefs.We did come eyeball to eyeball with a 60lb stingray mind you!

Other great beaches are Rendez-Vous, which is nearby but takes 20 mins on a track. You need a Jeep for many off-the beaten track places but it was well worth it. We had the place to ourselves. Galleons beach and Pigeon Point are all nice and all very close. We drove round most of the island but found the best beaches on the doorstep.

Plenty to do on the island. We didn't scratch the surface. We never tired of the beauty of the island, which is quite rugged in places. We are passionate about fishing and there are plenty of places. Try the pier at St James Club in Marmora Bay, just around the corner - tarpon, snappers, stingray, sharks, or find a spot in the Mangroves a few miles north. Boat rental is possible at Jolly Harbour, but you must bring your skippers licence.

Any downsides? Not really. Come prepared for mosquitoes (maybe the time of year). And if your party is on the large side you may end up sleeping in a room without aircon. But beyond that you will have a great time. Lovely island, friendly people and superb hosts.

All in all, a great place to spend a holiday

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
London, UK
4

Villa Willoughby

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at Villa Willoughby this February for family holiday. We were 8 in total (4 adults, 2 teens and 2 kids) and had plenty of space. The villa is great and well maintained, but the two main draws here are the location and the people. The house is located on a slight rise and looks down over Willoughby Bay. The sunrise view in the morning is awesome, and unobstructed from the bay sea facing bedrooms, the upstairs deck and the pool. In February, there was a wonderful breeze coming off the bay everyday which made the hottest days more pleasant and deterred and mosquitos. The owners, Jean Michael and Rolston, are brilliant. We had many chats throughout our stay and benefitted from loads of local knowledge about Antigua and the neighbouring islands. They also came to our rescue when we foolishly locked ourselves out of the villa! Absolutely lovely people. We would recommend a stay here to anyone without hesitation. - Dave & Cecile

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Truly Antigua! A great home and location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this home for 10 days with our 2 kids (9 and 12) and had a great time. This property is located on Willoughby bay, one of the most beautiful areas in Antigua. The street is very quiet and is very close to English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour (about 8 mins by car). This is important because it makes it simple to go to the different beaches and activities.

The house is large (far more space than we could use) with a great kitchen and living areas. The grounds are also very beautiful so if you enjoy pools this is a great location (we are more beach people so we did not use the pool).

We always rent a car when we travel as it gives you the freedom of coming and going as you please. Jean recommended J&R rentals and they were very good providing not only a car but a second vehicle to get all our luggage to and from the property. If you don't have a GPS with maps of Antigua you will be completely lost since there are almost no road signs so purchase one before you go.

Overall we really enjoyed our vacation. We travelled to many of the nearby beaches and really fell in love with Pigeon Beach (on Falmouth Harbour). We visited that beach many times. For those travelling with kids we would also recommend the Rainforest Canopy tour. My 9 year old daughter was a little afraid at the first zip line but was having great fun once we started the course.

Overall Antigua is a very beautiful island with many places to explore and visit. It has enough beaches that you will find one that you will love. We will be coming back and would stay at Willoughby bay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Millstone Twp, NJ
5

In a word - lovely

  • 5 of 5

Willoughby is a beautiful, comfortable, charming house with fantastic views of Willoughby Bay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Willoughby and were very glad to meet Jean and Rolston who are two of the kindest renters I've ever met (so glad to have made new friends). We were on a charter yacht for 10 days and wanted just 2 more days in Antigua to enjoy the island - I wish we had decided to stay a full week at Willoughby! The common areas (kitchen, dining, living room, patio, pool and back yard) are fantastic - roomy and enjoyable. The bedrooms were lovely and very comfortable. I was in the master bedroom so can only speak to that one, but in that room we really didn't even need the a/c - the breezes were wonderful and the view of the pool and the bay below was awesome. I enjoyed falling asleep listening to the waves lap against the shore! If you're a sea glass collector, this is the place for you - my sister-in-law and I found tons of sea glass in a short excursion one afternoon. The pool is a perfect place to cool off after a day exploring Antigua. There is an excellent restaurant, Le Zest, within a short walk, and English / Falmouth harbours are a short drive away for everything else. We couldn't have been more happy with our decision to stay at Willoughby. Dear Jean and Rolston - thank you so much! Laura, Dan, Joan, Mike & Maria

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
VC Bird International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mad Mongoose
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
English Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
The Hideout
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Red Hill / Crawl Bay
Car: recommended

'Willoughby' is situated at Red Hill, Willoughby Bay, the bay next to Marmora Bay, home to world famous St. James's Club, where our guests are made welcome for restaurant dining. It is across the bay from Crossroads Drugs Rehab Centre, founded by Eric Clapton. Top restaurant The Hideout is within walking distance of Willoughby. Peaceful Willoughby Bay - ideal for walking, angling, wind-surfing, snorkelling, beach combing & watching the wildlife. 'Nowhere is far' as they say in Antigua; in 1/2 hr you can be at the golf course. A 10 min. drive to English Harbour reveals a world of shopping, water-sports & exciting night-life, esp. in high season. Learn to sail at the Yacht Club; visit the romantic setting of Nelson’s Dockyard & other famous historic sites. Enjoy local popular music? Shirley Heights is the place with steel pan and reggae. The capital St John’s, 25 mins. drive away, has a wealth of shopping and restaurant facilities. It's a 30 min. drive to the airport.

Other Activities: Sea sports

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Prices & Availability

From £120 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Sailing Week
21 Apr - 4 May
7 night minimum stay
£1,253
for 7 nights
£1,253
 
 
High Season
1 Dec - 23 Dec
4 night minimum stay
£979
for 4 nights
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£243
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,470
 
 
Christmas & New Year
24 Dec - 1 Jan
6 night minimum stay
£1,074
for 6 nights
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£179
£1,253
 
 
High Season
2 Jan - 20 Apr
4 night minimum stay
£616
for 4 nights
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£152
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£160
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4 night minimum stay
£490
for 4 nights
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£120
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£130
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£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Notes The rate quoted is in each case an example for a group of 4 people sharing. The rate for a larger or smaller group may be proportionately less or more than the quoted rate. Please contact the owner for the exact rate.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2220 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to master bedroom
    Shared Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room shared by den and twin bedroom; ideal for baby.
    Studio Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to studio apartment.
  • The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with full bath. Between the twin bedroom and den on the lower level, there is a bathroom with shower unit. The studio apartment has its own ensuite shower room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Shared bathroom
    The Den - 2 Single Bed , Shared bathroom
    Studio - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom
    Dining room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 4 doubles, 1 child's cot Parties of up to 8 people can be very comfortable; there are twin beds in the den, and each person will have a bed. When, on rare occasions, there are 9 or 10 in the party, we are happy to provide a futon in the very large dining room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is air conditioning in the master bedroom and the twin bedroom. Maid service is provided every 4 days upon request. A mobile phone is available to guests to rent. Please ask the owner. Get fit in Antigua! Try our sports facilities; get trim with pilates - internationally trained coaches will assist you. Did you know that you can have your teeth cleaned in Antigua by internationally trained dentists at a relatively low price - under US$200? Make the most of your holiday in Antigua!

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