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DELIGHTFUL GARDEN HIDEAWAY WITH LOVELY VIEWS OVER THE BAY

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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DELIGHTFUL GARDEN HIDEAWAY WITH LOVELY VIEWS OVER THE BAY

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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Photos and Description of this holiday studio in Falmouth

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Sapodilla is a charming stone clad cottage situated in a two acre garden on a hillside overlooking Falmouth & English Harbours. The owner built the original house 42 years ago and Sapodilla is her guest cottage set below the pool in a very private part of the garden. The garden is filled with indigenous trees and flowers with many palms and several fish ponds. The palm fringed pool, set away from the main house offers calm and privacy and lovely views. The garden is filled with birds, especially the three varieties of hummingbirds busy working away at the many flowers.

There are wonderful hikes right out of the garden gate. Hiking to Rendezvous Bay is one of Antigua’s five star adventures – from Springhill, you are already en route, and coming home to plunge in the pool and rinse off the salt and grabbing a cold rum punch in your cottage – makes it even more special. The hike takes between 30 – 40 minutes to one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, where you are often the only people on the beach! You can hike further to Carlisle bay or Wallings Dam in the rainforest. The owner can organize guides for these longer hikes.

A top class equestrian centre started by the owner is 3 minutes walk down the hill. The centre offers BHS (British Horse society) instruction and trails around the pretty valley and wild beaches. If you like riding and your partner is a sailor (or would like to learn) this is the ideal spot to stay. The owners are very keen sailors, and would be pleased to help organize this.

It is possible to spend a holiday at Sapodilla without a car, but we would recommend renting one. English Harbour is 7 minutes drive away with all its historical sites, great bars and restaurants, and a stunning beach. There are two good supermarkets nearby. Having a car gives you the freedom to explore the many beautiful beaches, and other hidden treasures. The owners would be pleased to help you with any information.

Previous guests have all loved the peace and tranquility, and yet the nearness of all the life in English and Falmouth Harbours.

Keywords: garden cottage, studio, beautiful views.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
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About The Owner

The owners are very keen sailors, riders, gardeners and dog lovers. They have lived at Springhill since 1969 and know the island very well, and are delighted to help any guests find their feet with anything they wish to do, whether sailing, riding, hiking, bird watching, etc. etc. or just leave them to sunbathe and enjoy the pool!

What makes this studio unique

Peace, tranquillity,lovely views, great hiking,horseriding just outside garden gate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful memory

We went to antigua to see my son and his friend finish their row across the atlantic. We stayed in Janie's cottage which was in a beautiful quiet spot in her garden. It had fantastic views over Falmouth Harbour and glorious flowers in the garden. It was a delightful little studio cottage with everything you needed all in a small space with a super patio to sit out on to enjoy the view and sunshine. 10 mins drive from Falmouth/English harbour - a perfect spot with a wonderful, friendly caring cottage owner
Feb 2010
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Delightful Garden Hideaway with Lovely Views Over the Bay
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews
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Delightful Garden Hideaway with Lovely Views Over the Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p341223vb
-268 460 1333
Falmouth North Coast Jamaica
Atlanta, GA, USA
5

Unplugged Peace and Seclusion

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Sapodilla Cottage over the week of 4th of July. This is a very slow time on the island with lots of businesses closed following the winter/spring season but we loved the relaxed pace and lack of crowds. We were originally booked in the Birds and Bees cottage but due to a scheduling mix up, ended up in Sapodilla (Janie was very gracious about reducing the cost due to the changed). The cottage itself is packed with charm. At first we were unsure about the smaller kitchen and overall living area of Sapodilla but found that it worked quite well for 2 people and was much more private than the other cottage. A few things could be improved in the kitchen (sharper knives and scissors would be my main suggestion) but otherwise, we found everything we needed to cook breakfast and dinner each day. We loved the open-air nature of the cottage, especially the outdoor shower and hammock on the verandah. While it was the height of summer, the ceiling fan and island breezes made it comfortable to sleep at night. We also enjoyed the company of Janie's dogs who would come to visit us in the morning and evenings as well as the company of loads of birds and geckos on the porch. We visited Half Moon, Rendezvous, Pigeon and Darkwood Beaches -- each had its own distinct personality and all were wonderful (note: you really need a 4WD vehicle to get to Rendezvous; it's an adventure. And when you go to Darkwood get lunch from Mrs. George's stand). Janie was extremely helpful both before and during our visit. She recommended Titi Rent a Car and we had a great experience with them. Titi himself picked us up from and returned us to the airport so that we wouldn't have to struggle with directions. All in all, our week at Sapodilla Cottage could be summed up as peaceful. If I return to Antigua, Janie will be the first person I call!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise! Thank you for being so understanding about the change of cottage.

I hope we might see you both again, perhaps when it is cold up north!
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Delightful Garden Hideaway with Lovely Views Over the Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p341223vb
-268 460 1333
Falmouth North Coast Jamaica
Bridgewater, MA USA
5

Hideaway bliss

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary here in this very intimate cottage setting overlooking Falmouth Bay. We are both city-seasoned, fairly hyper individuals when tackling our hectic daily routines in Boston—routines that can sometimes foster “chippy” exchanges between even the happiest of couples. The fact that we were in each others close company 24 hours every day for eight days—and never once entertained an argument or a “cross word”—is the best testament I can give to the refreshing, invigorating and sunny tonic that this bucolic setting delivered. Waking up to gorgeous panoramic sunrise views over the bay by simply propping our heads on our pillows; hearing the sing-song greetings and quizzical looks from the bananaquits, bullfinches and hummingbirds perched on the sun-splashed porch rails; breakfasting with these beauties and perhaps a gecko or two as they courted our favor—each day began spot-on perfect! Factor in all the rest, the incredible beaches (Half Moon Bay!), some fave eating spots (Katherine's Cafe), rum punch and the easy-going, friendly nature of our very charming hosts and it spells a no-brainer for what an R&R Caribbean getaway should be. Thank you Janie and Geoffrey! We shall return.
Gordon and Kathy
  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Delightful Garden Hideaway with Lovely Views Over the Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p341223vb
-268 460 1333
Falmouth North Coast Jamaica
West Chester, OH USA
5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I stayed for 2 weeks to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We could not have found a more perfect place. The cottage was just as described and in fact exceeded our high expectations. The landscaping and view of the harbor is not to be missed. The sunrise greeted us on the porch every morning and we were lucky enough to view the New Years Eve fireworks in the harbor from the porch as well. We enjoyed predinner cocktails at the pool/gazebo most evenings. The view of Falmouth Harbor is even better from this vantage point. We used this time to access the wi-fi on the property. We found the people of Antigua (especially Janie and Jeffrey) to be very friendly and welcoming. In fact, when going to nearby restaurants by Antigua Yacht Club, we were greeted with hugs by the staff. There is so much to see on the island from all the ruins and beaches. We could not have found a better place to stay and would like to return in the future with our family to share this piece of paradise!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We really enjoy having guests like you who appreciate our little bit of paradise. We would love to see you both here again.

Janie and Geoffrey
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Delightful Garden Hideaway with Lovely Views Over the Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p341223vb
-268 460 1333
Falmouth North Coast Jamaica
California
5

Better than a resort!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I actually stayed at one of the fancy resorts for a few days before we came to the cottage. We both agree we enjoyed our time at the cottage MUCH more than the resort.

Soooo beautiful!! Words cannot express how much we enjoyed our stay... but I will try:

It's the perfect amount of privacy: you have your own private entrance, a private cottage and yet super close to the English Harbor with lots of restaurants and a nearby grocery store and liquor store. The gardening is so lush, colorful and welcoming. The pool and gazebo are a little piece of heaven. We read books in the comfy gazebo, enjoyed the view of the harbor and then hopped in the pool to cool off. The beach close by is a must! We enjoyed eating our breakfast on the patio, birds chirping, hummingbirds whizzing by, flowers in bloom. The location is great. English Harbour has GREAT restaurants and nightlife. It was so nice to have a kitchenette where we could make a quick dinner if needed, but mostly we enjoyed the fabulous restaurants nearby.

We are so thankful for Janie and her cottage. Janie, it was a delight and privilege to meet you!!!! Thank you for your helpfulness, kindness and welcoming spirit. We truly enjoyed chatting with you both!!!

I would also highly recommend using Titi car rental. Janie connected us with them. They were very kind and had great customer service: escorted us to the cottage, shuttled us to the airport, and were all around kind people.

I would also highly recommend investing in good bug spray for anyone visiting Antigua. My husband and I brought and used an organic bugspray every day and only got a few mosquito bites. A few of the other couples we met in Antigua didn't heed this warning and were eaten up by the mosquitoes. Don't scrimp on the bug spray!!

Other than that, Antigua is MUST visit!!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review!!! We really enjoyed meeting you both, and I am so happy you enjoyed Sapodilla cottage. You were ideal guests, and I hope to see you again one day.
business
Delightful Garden Hideaway with Lovely Views Over the Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p341223vb
-268 460 1333
Falmouth North Coast Jamaica
5

Perfect Vacation in Antigua!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I went to Antigua in late September to celebrate his birthday and we stayed at Janie's cottage in Falmouth Harbour. I could not have imagined a more perfect place to stay. The cottage was so cute and Janie's garden is gorgeous. The cottage is very private and secluded, which gave it a secret romantic hideaway feeling.

We were not far from both Falmouth Harbour and English Harbour, which was perfect for when we wanted to head out at night (although the island is quite small, so we had easy access to anywhere we wanted to go).

And Janie herself is wonderful. She helped me out with all of my planning, for which I am so grateful as it was a surprise trip for my husband and I wanted everything to be just right. Not only does she have an amazing place to stay, but she was able to give me tips on where we could eat, hike, rent a car, etc. She helped to make our trip flawless. Thank you so much Janie!!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Delightful Garden Hideaway with Lovely Views Over the Bay
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p341223vb
-268 460 1333
Falmouth North Coast Jamaica
Athens, Georgia, USA
5

Honeymoon!

  • 5 out of 5
This cottage was the perfect place to stay for our honeymoon. The grounds, pool, and cottage were absolutly lovely...so much better than a hotel or condo. You must rent a vehicle so you're able to reach all of the beautiful beaches around the island. We recommend a sailing trip out of the nearby harbor. Rendevous Bay is a must, we were the only people on the beach all afternoon! Shirley's Heights is a beautiful look out. Grab a drink or dinner in Nelson's Dockyard. Half Moon Bay is another beautiful beach to visit, we walked around the point and discovered a resort on the other bay! Janie is a wonderful hostess and has lots of great suggestions for you. We highly recommend this cottage and hope to return some day!

Catherine and Philip
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: dear Philip & Catherine, It was a pleasure to have you stay, and hope perhaps to see you on an anniversary in the future. Many good wishes for your new life together, Janie

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Winter season
1 Dec 2014 - 9 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
for 3 nights
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$100
$700
 
 
Summer season
10 May 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
for 3 nights
From
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$560
 

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Notes 50% deposit on booking, balance on arrival.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Falmouth in North Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • studio
Location Type:
  • Water View
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large garden, very private, great hiking out of the gate, palm fringed pool with lovely view

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