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Apartment is the 2-Bedroom Upper Floor.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

For the traveler in search of a truly relaxed setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the “all inclusives”, beach vendors and cruise ship crowds, Runaway Bay is the answer.

Make this lovely apartment your “home away from home” facing the Caribbean Sea. Your affordable hideaway in the landscaped, tropical gardens a few feet from the beach! Just kickback, relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful turquoise water of the Caribbean! This is for individuals who want peace and relaxation. If you feel like any of the many activities of nearby Dickenson Bay, just take a 10 minute stroll over there and enjoy the different bars/restaurants, grocery and gift shopping, water sports and scuba. St. John's and Cedar Valley Golf Club are less than 10 minutes drive away, while V.C. Bird International Airport is only a few more minutes. 2 large supermarkets are also only a few minutes drive.

The two bed/ bath apartment at this delightful beach front property is spacious, attractively furnished and right on the beach! It has a spacious living/dining room, fully equipped kitchenette and wide patio looking straight on to the Caribbean sea. In addition to the consistent tradewinds Runaway Bay normally has, the apartment has ceiling fans and optional a/c in the bedroom(s) - small extra charge.

For the traveler in search of a truly relaxed setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the “all inclusives”and cruise ship crowds, but not too far away - this is the answer!

Previous guests have said 'We stayed a week and were delighted', 'the apartment was lovely - spacious, clean and comfortable' and 'simple but beautiful'!

Either make this your base to explore Antigua’s 365 beaches and other places of interest, or just stay put and relax!

Keywords: Affordable, beautiful quiet private white sand beach, landscaped tropical gardens, Barrymore Beach Club, peaceful, tranquil, relaxed setting, special deals, hideaway, comfortable, personal, great views, turquoise sea, stunning sunsets, unwinding, friendly

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Brian Gordon
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Brian Gordon

Ex-international banker (Scotland, London, Hamburg, Antigua, St Kitts, New York, Korea, Indonesia).

Built the apartments after returning to Antigua.

Why Brian Gordon chose Runaway Bay

Every beach in Antigua is public, meaning that the Antiguan public have the right to use every beach and access it by a designated public access. My property is not a public access.

The stretch of beach my guests have access to has no beach vendors and no hordes of cruise ship visitors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Brian,

We did not have the opportunity to see you again during our short but fantastic week in Antigua.  Thks much for all.  The apartment was great and we truly have enjoyed our stay.  We will with no hesitation recommend your rentals to our friends and come back ourselves in the future if possible.

Thks again to you, Linda, Angela and Grant for a great winter break on the beach!

Emmanuel, Nadine, Elliot and Hugo
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Runaway Bay in St John

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 single beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bird watching - McKinnons Saltpond nearby, where more than 100 species of birds have been observed by repeat client, nightly security.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Apartment is the 2-Bedroom Upper Floor.
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 11 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful beach and accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay very much.

  • 4 of 5

Lively and lovely ocean view - we watched cruise ships on their daily forays to and from the port. Amenable host and staff.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, right on the beach! Apartment was average but size and layout were pretty good!

  • 4 of 5

Property well maintained and overall very friendly staff!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

There was nothing upscale about the place but it was PERFECT! The apartment was very clean, cozy and complete in basic amenities. The décor is neutral and the architecture quite impressive with wooden jalousies, large veranda, Romeo and Juliet porch in the bedrooms and vaulted ceilings. What makes the place make you want to return (and there are very few places that make you want to do that) is twofold – 1) amazing staff (especially Angela and Jerry) and b) unbelievable ocean views from the apartment. The beach is so private and peaceful – no tourists except for the occasional restaurant guests at nearby Bussola's (expensive Italian Restaurant). From the apartment one hears the endless sound of gently crashing waves and birds day and night - and sometimes laughter from happy restaurant guests.

The blue green waters are so beautiful for swimming as if it is energized with healing powers. I was sooo happy there and totally renewed upon my return to New York. Thank you Brian and staff.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The reviewer clearly "got" the essence of what I'm offering. Well built and maintained apartments; lovely quiet beach; friendly and helpful maid and gardener who enjoy the guests - and the best value in Antigua 2 steps from a very inviting beach and Caribbean Sea! I hope we see you again soon. Brian
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Forsyth, MT

Beautiful, Quiet, Property on Runaway Bay

  • 3 of 5

This does not quite do the landscaping and property accurately. The landscaping is beautiful and kept up daily by a remarkable, friendly groundskeeper! The beach is adequate but falling into the ocean due to a past hurricane. Don't let that stop you! It has a beautiful view (especially for sunsets), the water is warm and lovely and there is plenty of space to lay out and enjoy the peace and quiet. The owner, Brian Gordon is a very friendly, accomodating owner. If you ask, you shall receive. The apartment we stayed in was a corner apt and had nice breezes and missed the full sun of the late afternoon. The apartment was cute and plenty spacious, but slightly run down. A good paint job and fixing up the showerhead in the master bath would be a big help. For the amount that Brian is charging, this is a great deal. The property, the quiet and the close proximity to Dickenson Bay makes it worth your while. Don't expect luxury, just some pretty property, quiet, and the best restaraunt in town. I'm not kidding.... La Bussola is the absolute best place to eat in Antigua. Christian and Michael and the chef and waitresses have us rate this establishment, the best in the Caribbean that we have found. From fish to pasta to pizza, it is fantastic. Peppers on Dickenson Bay is another place we loved. Good food, good staff, beautiful views! I would recommend this property to anyone who is just looking for a comfortable place to stay with no frills. I would also recommend bringing some mosquito spray and that's for any place on the island. .

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The beachfront apartments did receive a new paint job, plus other fixes, in the 10 day quiet spell just before the winter season began. As well as all new living room furnishings, high quality patio furnishings as well as new towels, sheets, bedspreads and kitchen improvements. All Caribbean beaches can suffer very temporary erosion during the winter months, from winter swells that build all the way across the Atlantic. Almost always nature has put the sand back in place in a few days as long as its left to nature to rectify. Antigua's last hurricane was a Cat 1 in 1999. Thank you for your positive comments and I hope to see you back staying with us in the future. Brian
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Private Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent several days in this apartment during the second week of May 2012. This was our first trip to Antigua. When we arrived on Saturday afternoon we were surprised at how quiet the beach and grounds at Barrymore were. The apartment was clean, roomy and comfortable, though not luxurious. There is air conditioning in the bedroom, but the windows provide adequate breezes, even though it got hot during the day. We loved being able to go to the grocery store (nearby) and have food and drinks available. There was no restaurant except LaBussola within walking distance on the beach, although one could walk to the Dickinson Bay restaurants on the road. We had a car which made the 2 minute ride there easy. Brian was not in town during our visit, but Christian at LaBussola checked us in and gave us ice and coffee filters. Jeremiah, the groundskeeper, was very nice and helpful. He even showed us photographs of Runaway Beach prior to hurricanes that changed it in 1995 or so. We also met the security guard who was there every night, although we never felt the need for security.

The beach is not large but it is immaculate and gorgeous, as was the water. We loved sitting in the beach chairs reading and then taking a swim. There was virtually no one around during most of our stay. We learned this is the "off" season in Antigua, and the whole island was not crowded or busy. However, it was very lovely. We traveled all over the island, including English Harbour, Shirley Heights, Valley Church and the other lovely beaches in that area, and also took Eli Fuller's Eco Tour which was spectacular. We were glad we had a car as it would have been impossible to visit those areas without one as they are not close. It is true that Antigua has some of the most beautiful beaches and water in the Caribbean.

The best thing about this property is LaBussola, which was literally only steps from our apartment. We had dinner there twice (not open for lunch at this time) and it was wonderful both nights. We absolutely loved not having to drive anywhere so we could enjoy some wine. We spent the evenings on the balcony enjoying the breeze and the sound of the waves.

This is not the place for someone who wants to be in the middle of the action. It is the place for someone who loves privacy, quiet, and appreciates the natural beauty it has to offer. If we visit Antigua again we will stay here. It was our own private little piece of Paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
V.C. Bird International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Coconut Grove
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cedar Valley
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Coconut Grove
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Runaway Bay
Car: recommended

Bird watching


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.