Cottage on 2 levels joined by a spiral staircase
Joanne, your host is a Canadian who has been living in Antigua for the past 24 years. She is an avid gardener and the property reflects this. Another of Joanne's passion is food, for over 12 years she ran a restaurant she started in the harbour. Having sold the restaurant she now turns her attention to the maintenance of her garden and growing mico herbs for the restaurants & yacht chefs. Want to feel at home, Joanne is your best host!
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Owner chose Falmouth Harbour
I had the cottage built in 2009 in my garden as I think it is a very beautiful place and wanted to share it with others.
What makes this Cottage unique
The sound of the birds singing during the day and the tree frogs in the evening add to swimming tin the pool that is surrounded by bamboo and palm trees and is even more beautiful in the evening in the bath temperture water and the star clustered skies.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Very Relaxing, beautiful, convenient property
We stayed in the Bamboo cottage the last week in February. It exceeded our expectations. It is a fantastic cottage. The garden setting has a very tranquil and private vibe. You do share the pool with her 1 other accommodation, but we hardly ever noticed the British couple staying there. Very convenient to all the Falmouth and English harbor areas. 5 minute drive to the Yacht Club area. Also just a 30 minute drive to the east and west coast beaches. Cottage has all the amenities you need. The owner is great. My wife and I are Americans and have “never met strangers” so visiting with her daily was great, but I’m sure you’ll never see her if you wish to be left alone. She’s lived there for 30 years so knows what’s happening in the local scene. She also makes a great hummus dip and rum punch. If you visit Antigua the southern end is the place to make your base. To us the Northern end offered nothing of interest. I said it is Quiet. We have been to numerous Caribbean islands and the Bamboo Cottage is the quietest we have stayed in. This does not mean that the ever present dogs and chickens aren’t around though. If you’re in the no tolerance range for this stuff, stay in a resort. All in all it was the most relaxing vacation my wife and I have ever had in 35 years of traveling. We never left 1 day except for dinner. Book It Now😎�🌴�👍�
Thank you both for the review, it is really important to me to know how you felt about your stay, the cottage and the island. I hope in future travels you will wonder back my way. All the best. Joanne
We loved Bamboo Cottage
My husband and I absolutely adored Bamboo Cottage. Joanne was such a warm and welcoming host! The minute we arrived Jo had rum punch and a platter of snacks waiting for us. The house was clean, charming, and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The garden is absolutely breath taking!! We loved learning about the garden and Antigua, and hearing advice from a local on the best spots to visit around the island. We spent our mornings exploring, and came back to the garden after lunch to lounge around the pool. The house is in a great location. It was so easy to get to English Harbor, restaurants, and grocery stores within that area of the island. There are also some great restaurants that were walking distance of the cottage. We had such a great time, and can't wait to come back!
Thank you for the lovely review, I enjoyed meeting the both of you and sharing this space. I was very flattered when you called and wanted to leave Sugar Ridge and come back to Bamboo Cottage and was sorry I wasn't able to accommodate you.
I look forward to seeing you both again. All the best. Jo
We leave this beautiful house "Bamboo Cottage" and its magical gardens tonight. This is a proper house with all the home comforts of home, such a lovely house and garden to relax in and a super swimming pool surrounded by palm and bamboo trees. There is also an abundance of wild life, from birds, tree frogs, (which I heard, but never saw) as well as lizards etc. (don't worry, none of these can get into the house). I would 100% recommend the bamboo Cottage. Joanne the Canadian owner is charming and such a friendly lady always here at hand with advice and suggestions on places to visit and eat. we will definitely return to this magical house and garden. It is also located in the English Harbour area. 40 minute walk/5 minute drive. without any doubt the best area on the island. we will be sad to leave this place tonight, it really did become part of us. a home from home in the sunshine! 10/10 from us!
Thank you both for the review, It is really nice to know how much you enjoyed Bamboo Cottage, the garden and Antigua. Was a pleasure meeting you and I do hope to see you again. All the best. Jo
The cottage is charming, and the bed very comfortable. A nearly constant breeze is a bonus while sitting on the veranda. The shower (open - though netted against mosquitos) is heavenly, with a rainfall-type shower head. The highlights of the place must be the garden, which is gorgeous, and the sparkling pool, which has some welcome shade nearly all day and is very difficult to stay out of!. Nearby supermarkets, and a short drive to Falmouth Harbour and Pigeon Beach, are pluses.
Joanne is the most welcoming, charming and helpful host, and all in all this is one of the nicest, most relaxing, places to stay on any Caribbean island (and we've visited a fair few). Highly recommended.
Thank you very much for the lovely review.
I hope to see you both again in the future, it was a pleasure.
A little piece of heaven.
Tranquil and Relaxing best describes my stay at Bamboo Cottage. I enjoyed every moment from waking with the birds in the morning watching them feed while enjoying my morning coffee, reading in the hammock swaying along with the palms to a refreshing dip in the pool, exploring the island and then listening to the tree frogs in the evening enjoying a glass of wine under the stars. As I said we enjoyed every moment. Thank you Joanne, our time there was perfect once again.
We look forward to our return next year.
Thank you for the lovely review, enjoyed having you here and I look forward to seeing you both next year.
Beautiful garden property
As others have said, this is a serene and tranquil location. The welcome platter and rum punch was a perfect entree to the island. We rented a car from D and cannot thank him enough for his hospitality. Bamboo Cottage is well-appointed and Joanne is lovely and helpful. We snorkeled at Galleon Bay and had a great time overall! Enjoy Antigua!
Falmouth Harbour is the heart of the yachting industry in the caribbean, 3 large marina's with mega yachts from all over the world are found here between November and May. Beginning of December is The Boat show, April features The Classic Yacht Regatte and Antigua Sailing Week. Many restaurants and coffee shops, ice cream parlours and bars. Beautiful Pidgeon Beach, Historic sites such as Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights Lookout. This is all accessible within 10 minutes of Bamboo Cottage.