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Stylish Villa With Private Pool, walking distance to Jolly Beach and Marina

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Villa, Private Pool, Tropical Gardens, Sleeps 8

Our Villa is a 4 bedroomed, 3 bathroom home sleeping 8 (maximum) comfortably, set in secluded landscaped gardens with Palm Trees, Bougainvillea, Hibiscus and Bird of Paradise Shrubs. It is fully air conditioned with ceiling fans throughout, vaulted ceilings, contemporary styled furnishings and all amenities for a perfect villa holiday. Cable TV and WiFi Internet is provided.

The lounge, kitchen and dining area all open out onto the verandah and sun deck making Calabash perfect for al fresco living with a 15ft x 30 ft pool with steps for easy access.

Gas barbecue, table and chairs, sun loungers with large umbrella.

Stunning love seat to relax in whilst reading your book and all overlooking a natural lake with abundant wildfowl.

Less than 5 minutes walk to Jolly Harbour Marina with its Restaurants, Shops, Bars and Supermarket. 10 minute walk to Jolly Beach with Castaways Beach Bar.

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Sue Farnworth
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2018

About Sue Farnworth

Hi, I'm Sue and have had the pleasure of owning Calabash Villa for the last 10 years during which time we have enjoyed many family holidays at all times of the year. Before settling on Antigua we considered many places, eventually checking out Antigua which ticked all our boxes, English speaking, warm and sunny all year round, beautiful beaches and scenery and friendly people. We furnished the villa to create a modern, light, spacious design that lights up as the sun shines in through the many windows. We always feel uplifted whether in the villa, on the deck, in the pool or on the beach, the blue sky, turquoise sea and lush greenery colour everything.

Sue Farnworth purchased this villa in 2007

Why Sue Farnworth chose Jolly Harbour

Alan and I bought our villa in 2007 and we have been visiting ever since often with our two grown up children and their partners who absolutely love Antigua. We often spend Christmas and New Year in Antigua and would recommend Sailing week (late April) and not forgetting Carnival ( August). Calabash is ideally positioned with all the conveniences of Jolly Harbour Marina and with several beautiful beaches within minutes For those wanting to explore the Island''s many sights, travel north to the colourful St. John's, Fort James and Dickinson Bay or turn south along the scenic Fig Tree drive to Falmouth Harbour, English Harbour and the historic Nelsons Dockyard.

What makes this villa unique

You do not need to have a car to enjoy our villa, being within walking distance of Jolly Harbour with it's restaurants, bars, shops and golf course, beautiful Jolly Beach & Valley Church Beach with beach chairs, sailing etc. For those wanting to explore further you can hire a car from Jolly Harbour for a few days and see the many sites and history of the island. On returning to the villa after time on the beach you can cool off in the pool, enjoy the sun loungers with drinks and look forward to your own BBQ as the sun sets.

There is a Management team who are happy to help you with any sight seeing arrangements and assist you during your stay at the villa.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Jolly Harbour around the Saint Mary

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite Shower Room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , Suitable for 2 Adults or 4 Children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Pretty Canopy over
  • All Bedrooms have full air conditioning, overhead fans, Large Wardrobes with shelving, Dressing Table and Chest of Drawers. Bedroom 1, 2, and 3 have door access to side deck and garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Security System, Hurricane Shutters, Safe for Valuables, Mobile Phone. Welcome Basket. Management Company to provide support during the rental period including a meet and greet service. Weekly clean included for rentals over one week.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stylish Villa With Private Pool, walking distance to Jolly Beach and Marina
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Lovely villa, plenty to do

  • 5 of 5

The villa is terrific and has every possible comfort. It’s also very stylishly decorated and enjoyable to use. Sue bent over backwards to make sure we were looked after. Jolly Harbour itself was a bit quiet when we visited with rather a lot closed, but we still managed to have morning coffee and a couple of great meals in the Greek restaurant, dinner in the wonderful Italian pizza restaurant, and burgers and roti in the Crow’s Nest bar. We spent a fair bit of time on the beach at Castaways bar as well - their curries are amazing. In terms of activities, Glenmore and Troy ferried us around to lots of activities such as sailing, hiking through the rain forest with Dassa, jet skiing, kayaking, swimming with sting rays and so on. All in all a very successful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Stay at Calabash

  • 5 of 5

Our Group of 8 stayed a week during Antigua's Carnival. Communication with Sue & Pascale was excellent. Airport transfers were provided to & from the villa.

Calabash Villa was as pictured. The TV has been upgraded to a Smart TV- Cable with ESPN, OWN, CNN, HGTV & FOX. Brand New Microwave. WIFI was Very reliable, many in our group used it for WIFI Calling & Facetime with family in the USA.

The pool was nice. Make sure that you turn the Pool light off when you're done to keep from cleaning it out in the morning. The light attracts bugs. The bedrooms were nice and spacious. Clean linen, towels & rags. Good firm mattresses. The kitchen was well supplied with forks, spoons, pots and pans, toaster. The yard was maintained. Cell Phone in the Villa had Contacts pre-loaded in the event that you needed to contact the On Site Manager or Driver. The shower had strong water pressure & drained very well.

We rented a Mini Van (Voxy) from the Airport so we could site see. Driving on the left side is not bad as you'd think. Impatient locals will pass you if you're taking to long. The R on the license plate let's them know that it's a Rental. We drove to Shirley Heights( Sunday Dinner around 6- 9, food & good drinks), Nelson Dock Yard (Awesome Dinner on Friday Nights between 6 - 10, get there early bc food will sell out, drinks & dessert)

2 Min walk to the grocery store, the beach was less than 10 to Jolly Beach. Ffryes beach is is short driving distance. There're server local bars by the Villa as well.

Our group was happy with the house & would book it again on our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We were pleased that you enjoyed our Villa and found everything to your liking. It is a good idea to hire a car to get you around the Island and we always enjoy Shirley's Heights on a Sunday night. We would love to welcome you back to Calabash in the future.
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Comfortable villa with great amenities and a lovely private pool

  • 5 of 5

Calsbash is a well appointed property with good amenities. Comfortable bedrooms and a well laid out lounge and kitchen area. Within about 5mins walk from Jolly Harbour shops/restaurants etc and a great private pool to relax by or in. The immediate area is OK but let down a little by the 1/2 built property nearby and the construction work/noise from the hotel going up just behind, but this should be quieter when finished. We had a few small issues upon arrival, but having reported these to the management company they were largely resolved within 24hours.

Adequate space out front for our rental car and gates can be padlocked for extra security (although really not needed as Antigua is, on the whole, very safe). Great WiFi supported everyone’s phones/iPads etc and surprisingly for Antigua (you will know if you’ve ever been there) only one power cut all week!

The grounds/garden are well kept with a fine selection of native trees, plants and shrubs.

Just one note on the decking area... the painted wood can get very hot in the middle of the day, so wear shoes or flip-flops to avoid burnt feet.

Didn’t use the washing machine or TV so I can’t comment on them enough to say they are there if needed.

We found the a/c a little weak but this is augmented by ceiling fans and was ok even on the hottest day (July is about 33c).

That’s about all I can think of except to thank Sue, the owner for her attentive communications with me before and during the stay.



  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It sounds as though you had a good time at Calabash. We were pleased to hear that our Management Company were able to resolve the small issues that you encountered on arrival, we have asked them to check the air conditioning unit to make sure it is running efficiently. We look forward to maybe welcoming you back one day.
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Great time on Antigua!

  • 5 of 5

It might have been "low season" for Antigua but for us it was the highlight of our year! Five of us (parents with our grown-up children) stayed for 10 nights. With enough bedrooms to go round, a spacious lounge, a well-equipped kitchen and plenty of chairs outside we had a relaxing time. The villa itself is smart, spacious and well-equipped. With the temperatures soaring to 36C by the outside thermometer the air-conditioning struggled a little :) but the ceiling fans helped a lot. Cooling off in the pool was great!

The local supermarket is literally a 5-minute wander down the road; and once we'd got used to the exchange rate and worked out what we needed we were able to buy water, ice, food, drink and get the fridge/freezer well-stocked. Soon the "kids" learnt the routine and were wandering down there regularly :)

Beaches - we hired a car (though used the taxi to/from the airport = good idea!) - and visited about 1% of Antigua's beaches - Jolly Harbour, Ffryes, Darkwood - all very easy to get to and amazing white sand, clear water, fish (snorkeling!) and amazing sunsets.

Further afield - we went on a road trip to half-moon bay (the other side of Antigua) and back; taking in English Harbour and other points along the way. The roads really aren't as bad as some reviews make out - it's slow (20/40mph) and take it carefully (pot holes) - but we didn't have any problems (maybe low season?!). Just watch out for the speed bumps - they are the most vicious ones I've ever come across! We're talking almost dead-stop over some of them!!!

We even ventured in to St John's more than once (no cruise ships around, so it was lovely) and to Fort James. Antigua is looking a little tired, and many part complete (or part started?) developments, which is such a shame for such a lovely place. The people were welcoming and friendly; we didn't have any negative experiences.

All in all a great time and we were very sad to leave! (and the overnight flight home wasn't fun to put it mildly, but that's a different story).

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our Villa and the Pool. Is is always good to hire a car for a few days to visit the local beaches. We all love Half Moon Bay and it is a must when we visit with our family. Hope we can welcome you back to Antigua one day.
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as pictured; all staff was nothing but pleasant and just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Stay was as wonderful as the first!

  • 5 of 5

The first visit to Antigua was so great, we had to come back. We loved the villa and its location to Jolly Harbor is perfect.

We had all the privacy of the villa and the pool to relax and have fun with family, and, then we could walk or drive our golf cart to Jolly harbor / Jolly Beach. Jolly Beach has to be one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, and it offers beach activities, restaurants, and the best tropical drinks at Sharron's. Manley was our great taxy driver, who took us out on the road when we wanted to travel around the island (driving is only for the very killed and brave!).

The villa is big enough on the inside and outside for family to enjoy and not get in each others way. the home is very tasteful, and well appointed. I can only hope I can come back again (and my sisters and brothers and children hope to come back as well!).

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased that you decided to return to our Villa with your family and enjoyed it as much as your first visit. We would love to welcome you back again sometime soon.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
V C Bird International Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Jolly Harbour Marina
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Jolly Harbour Marina - 18 hole
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Jolly Harbour Marina
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Jolly Beach / Valley Church
Car: recommended

Our villa is situated on the west coast of Antigua with its beautiful beaches many with beach bars offering food and drink and Jolly Harbour Marina which has restaurants, bars, large supermarket, 18 hole golf course and shops only 250 yards away. Take time out to travel around the Island driving through the Rainforest and a visit to the historical Nelsons Dockyard and views from Shirleys Heights should not be missed.

The perfect holiday villa where you can relax by the large pool in a stylishly furnished villa with a tropical garden overlooking a protected bird sanctuary and natural lake, enjoy sundowners on the deck and an evening barbecue. With 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms (1 en suite) it sleeps 8 comfortably. There is full air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout. Cable TV and Wi Fi internet facilities are provided. It has stylish outdoor furniture, Love Seat, BBQ and sun loungers with a large umbrella.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Jolly Harbour,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2018
4 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/new Year 2018/19
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
High Season 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Sep 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
3 Nov 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/New Year
14 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

A Credit Card imprint will be taken upon arrival at our Villa by our Management Company in lieu of an advance Security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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