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4 Bedroom Villa, Private Pool, Sundeck, A/C, BBQ, Wi-Fi

Phil Holland

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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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4 Bedroom Villa, Private Pool, Sundeck, A/C, BBQ, Wi-Fi

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Antigua - Milk & Honey

4 Bed Central A/C Villa, 2 Kings with ensuites, 2 Twins, Spacious Lounge/Diner

Our single story villa in Harbour View is moments from Jolly Harbour and the beach. 2 King-size beds both with en suites, 2 twins, and a family bathroom. All rooms have ceiling fans. Central A/C, with cable TV, & Wi-Fi. Fully kitted kitchen with dish-washer, washing machine/drier and American sized fridge freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster & ample cooking utensils and pans.

Fully furnished with towels/linens provided, and a weekly maid service, which can be as frequent as daily if required. The property benefits from having its own private pool and sundeck, with outside dining furniture, sun loungers, and gas barbecue.

The nearest supermarket selling an extensive range of western food is a 5 minute walk, as are the facilities of Jolly Harbour. The nearest beach is a 10 minute walk.

You will be met on arrival at the airport at St. Johns, with transfers arranged to/from the villa, an approximate 25 minute minute journey by road, with a welcome pack waiting for you on arrival

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phil Holland (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2015

About Phil Holland

We currently live in the UK, having spent a career mostly working and living overseas. We bought this property in 2008 to provide a vacation home for ourselves and our two daughters, and to provide an extended vacation home during my retirement.

Phil Holland purchased this villa in 2008

Why Phil Holland chose Antigua

The property comprises 1600 square feet internally, a 300 square foot sun verandha overlooking the 10 times 5 metre pool, which is contained within a timber deck area.

With 1600 square feet of internal living area, the property is ideal for extended vacations. It is configured to enable two families of four to share identical bedrooms, ie, with two master bedrooms, both with kingsize beds, ensuites, and wardrobes, dressers. Similarly there are two identical twin rooms, which share a shower room. It is therefore ideal for two families of four to share a vacation.

The property is fully equipped to facilitate self catering, with Denby crockery, Diners cutlery, and Circulon pans. It has all the necessary facilities, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, plus other kitchen items such as blender, coffee maker, and more than adequate kitchen utensils to make self catering a pleasure, rather than a chore!

Of course, if self catering is not your thing, then you are a five minute walk from the 6 nearest restaurants.

The lounge is furnished to be comfortable, with a leather sofa set.

What makes this villa unique

The property is located on a short hardcore road, off the main road entrance to Jolly Harbour and overlooks a freshwater lake, with breeding birds, and feeding pelicans. It is quiet, and removed from the hustle and bustle of Jolly Harbour, but is only a 5 minute walk away from the Jolly Harbour supermarket, restaurants etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely villa, clean, airy and nicely decorated. Faces east/west so gets the sun all day. Very well equipped, with thoughtful touches like coolboxes, chairs and li-los for use on the beach.



There is also free wi-fi so you can keep in touch with your non-holiday life if you need to.

It comfortably fits 8, although I had the luxury of being there with just one other person and there are plenty of dishware, towels etc to cope with a large party.

There is also an ipod dock.

There is a lovely seating/dining area outside and pretty solar lighting for the evening.

I would recommend a car (4X4 as Antiguan roads are badly potholed) as it's the easiest way to explore the island, although the very best beaches are close by.

The only reason it didn't get a 5 is that the pool is neither long or deep enough for a proper swim but that is not a drawback for everybody

A taxi from and to the airport is included in the price.
Jan 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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4 Bedroom Villa, Private Pool, Sundeck, A/C, BBQ, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.785714 based on 18 reviews
4

A Delightful Holiday at the Milk & Honey Villa

  • 4 of 5

The villa 's location within the Jolly Harbour area, on the west coast of the island, is ideal. While I absolutely adore all of Antigua, the West Coast, remains the area I prefer to stay in. It is laid back, relaxing and peaceful. The villa is on a quiet road that contains only a few other villas to it's left and right, with green pastures and tropical birds species nesting or standing in the water on the other side of the road. Yet it is centrally located within short walking distance to Jolly Harbour Marina, grocery store, restaurants, pharmacy, & more. Some of my favorite beaches in Antigua, Darkwood and Valley Church beach are just down the road. Sheer Rocks, an absolute must go to restaurant is also nearby. If staying a week or more, recommend a car rental to explore all of the island. I like to rent a moke /"jumby". "Gators/buggys" (seat 2 or 4 ) that have auto trans. & steering wheel on left especially for American visitors who aren't familiar with "stick shift" and driver on the right, can be rented.

Excellent communication between owner.Very timely and pleasant responses. Upon arrival we received the warmest of welcomes from the property management rep. She showed us around the villa and offered all the pertinent information. All the staff we met were most friendly and accommodating.

The description, information, and image pages for this villa are quite accurate. Plenty of closet/drawer space for each of the bedrooms, Plenty of extra towels for each of the bathrooms, as well as for pool and beach use. All kitchen supplies you would need..cookware, utensils, dishes, etc. All appliances... blender, coffee, iron, hairdryer, DVD, washing machine.etc.

Very minor criticisms; Be aware that it is a plunge pool (same shallow depth throughout) As pools in U.S. have deep end/diving end, renters may not be aware of this from images . Also for our stay the pool's water level was very low.Lastly the lights on the deck were not working properly. (only 2 by the grill were) So a flashlight was needed to safely go down/up stairs to come and go from the villa at night time. These were the only minor issues that we had and of course the deck lights and pool water level are easily rectifiable.

If you haven't had the opportunity, you really must visit Antigua, you will surely love it and whether you've been to Antigua before or not, I would definitely recommend this rental property for your visit. We had a wonderful trip staying in this villa!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi, Great to hear that you enjoyed Antigua, and your stay at Milk & Honey so much. Thanks for bringing the deck stair lighting to my attention, will get it sorted. Phil
5

Great place and location

  • 5 of 5

Went for a visit cause my brother lives in jolly harbour. Had 5 ppl staying in milk & honey. Very spacious and clean. Close to beaches and shops. Phil is great to deal with and same with the property management. Will def stay here again if available next time we visit antigua!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Nick, glad you found our Villa suited your needs so well. We look forward to having you as Guests again in the future. Phil
5

Excellent stay in a very comfortable villa.

  • 5 of 5

Hi Phil. We had a great stay at your villa in Jolly Harbour. We hired a car & checked out the island too.

The villa was very good for us as two couples. Lovely, spacious, open plan lounge/dining & the deck was excellent for sunbathing around the pool. The villa also provides plenty of space for more people. Every bedroom is spacious, well presented and comfortable.

Villa Management were friendly & helpful and responded to our requests for information. The transfers worked well too.

The location is slightly outside the Jolly Harbour main development but is within 5-10 mins walk and a short ride in a car or golf buggy which can be easily hired, locally. The local supermarket is excellent, open long hours and stocks all main requirements plus many more. BBQ-ing around the pool is a very pleasant way to spend your evening at Villa Milk & Honey. There are plenty of bars and restaurants close by, either within a 10-15 minute walk or a car/taxi journey.

All in all, a great stay at Milk & Honey. We would rent the villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you guys enjoyed your stay at Milk & Honey. Yes, an evening BBQ around the pool is a great way to pass an evening. Look forward to having you as guests again in the future. Phil
5

Christmas at Milk and Honey

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (6 adults, one teenager, four kids and a baby) stayed at Milk and Honey for two weeks over Christmas and had an amazing time. The villa was beautiful and had everything we needed for our home away from home.

The kids enjoyed the pool and spent the majority of their time in it.

The staff were brilliant, from Ita who emailed before hand to confirm the arrangement for our stay, to Tristan who met us at the airport. The cleaners, the guy who cleaned the pool and the handyman who fixed the BBQ when it ran out of gas were all very efficient and extremely responsive.

Despite not having a car we enjoyed the amenities of Jolly Harbour, which was just a short walk from the villa. We could even "pop to the shops" as the supermarket was just at the end of the road. The one thing I would say is that they need to put an extra streetlight at the end of the road, to accommodate late night walks from the bar.

All in all a lovely holiday was had by all. We would highly recommend Milk and Honey.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. I will pass on your thanks to Ita and the folks from Villa Management who take such good care of the Villa and its Guests for us. Not sure I can make the streetlight happen, but will make sure there are extra torches and batteries easy to hand. Thanks for taking the time and effort to submit your review. Phil Holland
5

one of the best i have ever stayed at

  • 5 of 5

one of the best holiday property i have ever stayed at,beutifuly presented and kept,and you can see that the owner has much pride in his holiday home.the staff that maintain the home offer all the help that you might need instantly without fussing over you. i would recomend it to anybody.DAVID G MEAD

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, It is great to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay so much, and that the Villa met your expectations. We try hard to ensure that the Villa is maintained and cared for to the highest possible standards. You will be pleased to know, that immediately after your departure the work began to put in a new concrete road the entire length of Lakeside Drive for the benefit of all future Guests, and should be complete in time for the arrival of our Guests for the Christmas/New Year period. Again, many thanks for your feedback, Best regards, Phil
Olympia, Washington
5

We highly recommend this property.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here has been wonderful. The house is perfect for our needs and we intend to return in the future. It is clean, well maintained, well appointed with everything needed for a comfortable month long stay. The kitchen and dining utensils are quality and include everything you would need for eight to ten people, even for a gourmet cook. We had local familily over for dinner a few times and found everything we needed to create a dinner party.

The furniture is solid and is very comfortable.

We rented a car to get around the island but if you just want to stay in the local area, everything you need is within walking distance, including a Waitrose grocery store called Epicurian, pharmacy, banks, restaurants, marina, and beaches. A much larger grocery store by t.he same name, the size of Costco, which now supplies everything that you cen get at home can be found closer to St John's.

There are backpack type beach chairs, pool toys, a large cooler, an abundance of towels and linens, ample clothes hangers, a good functioning washing machine and dishwasher and outdoor clothesline and pegs for drying laundry. There was nothing missing that we would want for a comfortable stay. The air conditioning is bliss and we were mindful of our usage due to of the ingredibly high cost of electricity here on the island. The power goes out from time to time but never for very long. There is a very serious drought here at the moment with water rationing so we tried to be mindful of our water usage.

Previously we have stayed in the Jolly Harbour complex where there is usually an abundance of Mosquitos and biting "no-see-ems". Here we had no bites whatsoever but we stay indoors around the hour of dusk and dawn when the little beasties are most abundant !

The house overlooks a salt pond (small brine lake) where there is an abundance of bird life such as white egrets and pelicans to watch. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. There were occupants in the houses on both sides of Milk and Honey but we didn't find this objectionable at all. There was no rowdiness for the neighbours.

The cleaning staff are a delight and the management are super attentive and accommodating. The owner, Phil Holland, has been wonderful to work with and is available and attentive to any question or problem, big or small.

My husband was born here so we come regularly to visit family and have a break. We would certainly rent this villa again on future visits when we want to stay in the Jolly area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gwen, We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay so much, and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Many thanks for being so diligent with your use of the A/C, it goes a long way to help us keeping our rental rates down for future guests. Phil

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
St. Johns, Antigua
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Sugar Ridge
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Jolly Harbour Marina Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Melinii's at Jolly Harbour
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Jolly Beach/Valley Church Beach
Car: recommended

Whether your dream holiday is basking in the sun on long white sandy beaches, warm blue seas and palm tress swaying gently in the breeze, or a fun filled activity holiday taking part in a variety of sports or tours on land or sea, then Antigua can, and will fulfil a lot of your dreams.

Activities for those who love sport, sailing, taking tours, water sports, golf, nature reserves and much more are there for you to enjoy, as and when you desire.

Antigua and Barduda abound with an incredible amount of natural beaty and wildlife along with beautiful beaches for your please and enjoyment.

And all this is available to you with choices of daily,direct flights, non-stop from the UK.

Our spacious, 1600 ft2, 4 bed, 3 bath villa with its own private pool and sun deck is the ideal place for you to take advantage of all the islands have to offer, with a year round climate that is simply perfect.

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Prices for this holiday villa in Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda

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High Season 2015
10 Jan 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Low Season 2015
5 Sep 2015 - 11 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Xmas/New Year 15/16
12 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
High Season 2016
9 Jan 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Low Season 2016
10 Sep 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 

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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:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Towels are provided, with additional beach towels also provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed, with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed, with ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Two twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Two twin beds
  • All four bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and shelving, with both central air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The two Kingsize Bed bedrooms both have ensuite bathrooms, with bath and shower. The two Twin Bed bedrooms share family shower-room. Additional folding beds can be provided if required. Cots and high chairs are also available on request, for which an additional charge will be made.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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