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Phil Holland

Advertiser since: 2009
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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Phil Holland

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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phil Holland (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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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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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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4 Bedroom Villa, Private Pool, Sundeck, A/C, BBQ, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.818182 based on 15 reviews

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

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

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

Perfect for the Best Beaches

  • 5 of 5

This review is late due to catching up with things back home , but hope that people find this useful.

First of all let me say that this villa is as described , and the photos do not lie. We were only a party of 2 adults and 1 toddler and we rattled around in this large place, it has 4 large bedrooms 3 bathrooms and a large lounge with kitchen dinner. The standard of furnishing is of a high standard, the kitchen is well equipped and has a large selection of utensils etc.

Outdoor area is great, we loved the deck area and our little man loved the pool (this pool is not deep but is really great if you have young kids) plenty of outdoor seats and recliners and a good bbq .

Villa is close to the Jolly Harbor complex with its shops and bank

and of course the Jolly Harbor beach. Valley Church , Darkwood & Turners beaches are all within a very short distance from the villa.

Phil the owner is a dream to rent from. He was very quick in responding to all queries and as for customer service he delayed his own occupation of the villa to allow us a late departure that is going beyond the extra mile.

Would I recommend staying here well that's a resounding yes , in fact we are so impressed we will be returning in February.

We wish that every villa owner was as accommodating as Phil

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in Antigua at our villa so much. I think you'll find your stay in February even better now that you have become so familiar with the area, and its great beaches and restaurants. Phil

Relaxing times

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed two weeks at the Milk & Honey Villa very close to Jolly Harbour and we had a great time. This was time spent for us to relax and catch up on reading, while taking a dip in the pool when it got too hot!

Many pluses:

- walking distance to Jolly Harbour and all its facilities including a well stocked supermarket (only four minutes by foot, we timed it!), though this feels a world apart from where the villa is! As an aside, we went to Jolly Harbour and rented a mini-boat tour for two with a guide to the local reef to do some snorkeling (highly recommended)

- the house has all the amenities one would need! Rooms, towels, appliances, TV (we wanted to watch Euro 2012), etc.

- the house itself is in excellent condition

- fast reliable wifi. Yes, we are on vacation, but we enjoy catching up on our email, reading our local e-newspaper, etc.

- we did not use them much, but the property managers are very close by and happy to help you with whatever your needs may be. They are easily accessible by email to help with reservations, tours, bookings and can answer any question you may have about the other areas on the island.

minor quibbles (I repeat, minor. We had a great relaxing time here)

- a few places around the deck were a bit off, but since we notified the property folks as we left, it has surely been fixed by now.

- less private than what we are used to. There are villas on either side, and quite close to the property, but lucky for us one was empty basically the entire two weeks whereas the other was only occupied for one week. That being said, much more quiet than the offerings in Jolly Harbour itself!

- not a big deal for us, but the power did go out a few times, but never more than a few hours and always came back on without us having to discuss with the property managers.

- the pool is quite shallow, no diving at all.

- not sure if it is doable, (though we've seen it in other rentals we've stayed at), but access to a phone would be welcome. Where we are from, the roaming charges probably would have cost more than the villa rental, so we didn't bring our own phones. Just a suggestion

Overall, this is a nice house in a nice area within walking distance to a number of facilities (restaurant, bar, supermarket, taxis, etc.).

We would recommend this to anyone really. We were only two, but given the number of bedrooms (not to mention the 3 bathrooms), it can accommodate many more!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Simon, really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Milk & Honey. Will definately look into your phone suggestion. And yes, the work on the deck has been completed. Phil
Modena, Italy

when dream comes true!

  • 5 of 5

Milk and honey is perfect to stay in antigua! the villa has everything, I love cooking and i found all i need to prepare every type of meals.

there is nothing better than diving in swimming pool after waking up, or than having a bbq in good company!

the bedrooms are almost perfect with towels and everything you need! the living room is comfortable! and the washingmachine works perfectly!

me and my friends (we were six adults) had a really good time there.

We stayed 8 nights. after that i need to move to another accommodation, because i remained alone for some days and i stayed in jolly harbour where is full of mosquitos (milk and honey is perfect because is also "mosquitos free!")

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Great to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much. Thanks for providing us with this feedback. Phil


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.


Prices & Availability

From £1,300 Weekly

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
for 7 nights
Low Season 2015
5 Sep 2015 - 11 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/New Year 15/16
12 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2016
9 Jan 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2016
10 Sep 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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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