About the property
- Villa2000 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Detached Villa - 3 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - (Sleeps 6)
Shell Villa is tucked away inside Turtle Bay on the south coast of Antigua, near Falmouth Harbour. Enjoy utter privacy and quiet as you sit on its large new ocean-front deck and gaze at the spectacular sunsets over gently smoking Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning vistas of ocean and the gentle slopes surrounding Rendezvous Bay, not a single building mars the view - a very private piece of paradise.
The villa is fully equipped and furnished - just bring beach towels - and has weekly garden and maid service. The gardens and plunge pool (with sun deck and barbecue) are planted with gorgeous bougainvillea, hibiscus, and palms.
David or Jenny Freestone
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A charming villa - perched at the edge of the ocean - surrounded by wilderness. Private but not isolated. Perfect for our family holiday.
Wonderful house with all the amenities!
What a wonderful stay we had at your lovely home! We got home late last night and we're missing that Antiguan sunshine already. We loved eating all our meals outside, relaxing on the deck, dipping in the pool, listening to the waves, hiking to Rendezvous Beach, and watching the sunset every night. We have a summer cottage on the coast of Maine which we rent out 3-4 weeks each summer. Our feeling is that it's our family cottage which we let others use (not just a rental property) and yours felt the same. What an amazing spot you have! We cooked our own breakfasts and dinners and appreciated your well appointed kitchen. Also thanks so much for the groceries to start -- that was just great. And everything went so smoothly with Titi, Valentino, Nathan and Clare and Daphne -- all just lovely people. We were so impressed with how seamlessly it all came together. Shell Villa is definitely tops of the places we've rented in the past. Hopefully we'll return some day.
so nice to come back to!
We most certainly enjoyed our return visit to Shell Villa. When we arrived last year you had just completed the upgrade of pool deck. We took full advantage of it again, taking in the sun and the view by day and star gazing at night. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was appreciated on a few nights - the units you installed are quiet and just cool the room and do not turn it into a meat locker! The house phone was great for making dinner reservations and the wifi appreciated. It was nice to know we could have watched the Super Bowl on the tv if we had so desired...We also appreciated the books - we left a couple in exchange for a couple we started and didn't get through. Your honour system for kitchen staples is brilliant and it takes the stress out of stocking up on arrival. Finally, the team you have in Antigua are wonderful- helpful and friendly. Well done.
Cheers, until next time,
One of the best vacations ever.
The property is even more beautiful than described in the listing. The view from the house is amazing. You go to bed hearing the waves lashing against the shore and you wake up to the sun glistering on the water.
The house was a home away from home. Everything you need to be comfortable. The owners put us in touch with Titi, the car rental company who met us at the airport and guided us to the home. The Management team of Nathan and Clare met us at the home and were available if we needed them. They recommended Jennifer, the caterer, who made a delicious dinner for us on your first night and also did some grocery shopping.
The house is well kept. The pool was clean and well maintained. The whole family, especially my grandson, enjoyed using the pool. We were 5 adults and one child and we did not feel cramped. The house is well designed with all the amenities that are needed to be comfortable.
I will definitely recommend staying at the the Shell Villa. The beaches on the island are fantastic and the restaurants on the beaches provide very good food. No need to leave the beach to go for food.
We will definitely return to stay at Shell Villa
Very well equipped house on the sea
We had a great time at the shell villa. The house is on the sea which is Amazing!
Snorkeling is amazing to but access is not easy, only for adults, as there are many sea urchins on the rocks in front of the house. Many fins at the house if you do not have your own.
We loved the walk to rendez vous bay, very accessible even with 2 kids, 5 and 8. About 1h15 minutes with them from the houses after the horse ranch.
Clare and Nathan were very friendly and helpful. We had some issues with the water when we arrived, very quickly fixed.
The house is very very well equipped, to be honest almost too much for us! I have personally downsized my stuff in the past months and find it easier to keep a clean house with less things... but honestly, very nice to find everything you could look for in a rental house!
Many mosquitoes, we are not big fans of mosquito repellent that have chemicals especially with kids, so we found a natural one locally, worked ok, but as always in the Caribbean you will find mosquitoes for sure.
We really found the people of Antigua being very very nice!
The only bad experience we had was with AVIS. TERRIBLE SERVICE. We had a flat tire and got no help, had to go back to the airport to get a new car, which is about 45 minutes away frm the house. They of course charged us extra when we came back without answering any of my emails.
We went to many beaches, loved Galeon, Rendez vous, Half Moon, Valley Church Bay (water was not good at all for snorkeling on the west part of the island).
As others mentioned the best part of the house is the view, the peacefulness. Road is a bit tough to get there but not too bad, about 10 minutes on the dirt road max.
A beautiful spot in Antigua
This is a a wonderful private villa on the water. The views of the rocky coastline, with an occasional glimpse of smoky Monseratt are beautiful. It has the best equipped kitchen of any house we have ever rented, and my husband and i are very picky about the kitchen. We spent all of our time there in the pool or on the deck area with an occasional nap the the hammock. The house description was accurate and it was very clean. The garden area around the deck and the pool is well maintained and adds to the feeling of the island paradise. The stargazing from the deck at night is exceptional. The owners were very responsive prior to our trip, and the island managers, Clare and Nathan, were always available to answer any questions we had about the house or the island. Valentino, the driver that met us at the airport was great, he drove us to a sailboat cruise at Jolly Harbour called "Catch the Cat" that was a wonderful lunch sail with swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. The boatyards nearby are very interesting to walk around, and there are several good restaurants in the area. The only negative is the bumpy dirt road that you have to travel to get to the villa, but that only makes it that much more private and quiet. It was a relaxing place to spend our first week in Antigua.
While the time you spend at the villa ensures quiet seclusion, there is plenty to do in the nearby environment. Falmouth Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard in English Harbour are a five-minute drive from the villa. They are visited by some of the most fabulous yachts in the world - catch them with binoculars as they majestically sail across the ocean view from Shell Villa. The constant flow of private yachts, their crew and guests, ensure a lively social scene and a plentiful supply of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars in these harbours.
For those who are athletic, more adventurous and energetic, there are some spectacular walks along the coast to totally deserted beaches, and wonderful views from some of the historic ruins around English Harbour and Shirley Heights. There are also tennis and squash courts nearby.
Additional pricing information
High Season Rates (1 Dec - May 15 ) For Three Bedrooms (max 6 people).....$3950/week For Two Bedrooms (minimum rate) .. ...$3450/week Low Season Rates (May 16, - Nov 30 ) For Three Bedrooms (max 6 people)... .$3450/week For Two Bedrooms (minimum rate) ......$2950/week