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Phil Holland

Member since: 2009
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4 Bedroom Villa, Private Pool, Sundeck, A/C, BBQ, Wi-Fi

18 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Jolly Harbour - 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

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phil Holland (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English

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 St. Mary

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 concrete surfaced 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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Reviews

4.8
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

4 Bedroom Villa, Private Pool, Sundeck, A/C, BBQ, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 22 reviews
Birmingham
5

Fantastic stay at milk and honey!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at this villa, came with my mother, friend and partner. The booking process was easy and owner Phil responded quickly and was extremely helpful. We were met at the airport and transfered to the villa, where we were shown around and given advise and useful information from the property manager. The villa itself is just as shown in the photo's , very spacious, clean with all amenities u would need. Supermarket and restaurants are literally 5 minutes away which was great and the beaches 10 minutes, would recommend castaways restaurant by jolly beach, or for a fine dining option definitely Carmichaels , which is at the sugar ridge resort, it sits on top of the hill and the view is wonderful!! particularly liked valley church beach and dickenson bay beach which has great beach bars n good music! Would advise renting a car which we did to get around the island , also recommend a trip to english harbour for the seafood Friday and Shirley heights for great band and wonderful sunset!! Pool at the villa, although quite shallow was still great for late afternoon cool down with a glass of wine!! ( or rum punch :) )

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it and hope to return ourselves in the near future... thanks again Phil for your wonderful property!! X

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Villa so much. fyi, I give a 15% discount on repeat bookings!!
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Pleasant Stay - With Home From Home Comforts.

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived we were met by our transfer Driver Glenford who took us to the villa (no waiting around which was nice). Crawford from villa Management was there to meet us and show us around the villa ;-)-(he's in maintenance but he needs a pay rise as his customer service skills are second to non very friendly happy and came to make sure we were having a good time a few times on the holiday(it was like we were at the hotel without all the hustle and bustle),& always happy to help!

The Villa was clean, plenty of towels, spacious and nice welcome pack with a few essentials for when you arrive, it was also relatively close to everything however I would highly recommend a golf cart/car as all the walking can get a bit much. This villa is just off of Jolly Harbour so you have to be very careful when coming across the main road, but after that your fine (if you have a cart as they are not really allowed off the complex.) The road directly outside the villa has been tarmac however it is very bumpy and a rocky terrain when you get to the top - we had my elderly grandmother with us who cant walk very far/well so if we hadn't have got a golf cart then we would of been stuck at the villa. - The only critism I would make is that the villa needs a little bit of TLC as there were a few cracked tiles inside and out which, the pool handle was loose, one of the fans outside did not work- nothing major!

Pool was nice - waist high only so DO NOT DIVE OR JUMP - or you'll do yourself an injury like my Husband don't worry it was just a graze lol.

directly opposite is the lake where you can see goats birds mongoose and even a cat!

if you get a chance head down to shells Fish and chips on the bus,there's a pizzas place for Lunch(3pm onwards)the local cuisine near Nemos pool - i think its called Westpoint?- i cant remember to much rum punch ;-) all the food reasonably priced and delicious!

A few things to be aware off - Akropolis Greek Resturant- shocking service and food was just as bad, and if your going down to castaways watch your bill as they kept trying to overcharge us for drinks, Friday nights are good live band and bombfire but book in advance.

we had a lovely cab man Sam for most trips- he's a good guy with good rates- we left cards in the villa- Shirlys height, island tour, nelson dockyard stingray city and much much more.

Cleaners were amazing and came 3-4 times whilst we were there and they do a top to toe job

overall a great holiday

Emma&co

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emma, I will be sure to pass on your praise for Crawford, great that you found him so responsive. We were there shortly after your visit, and discovered that two of the outside fans were not working. Both have been replaced, so all three now work. We also replaced the old TV with a 32" Samsung Smart Flatscreen, and put in some new outdoor seating furniture. Pool handle also sorted!! Thanks for your feedback, always appreciated, and always acted on. Phil
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Excellent Villa!

  • 5 of 5

So happy we decided on this villa for our family vacation of 6 people. Phil was wonderful to deal with, as was the management company that cares for the villa. The villa was spacious, clean and convenient to beach, bars and restaurants. The pool was wonderful for end of the day dip as well as hanging around on deck after day at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to here you had such a good time. Thanks for letting us know.
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5

Fantastic, relaxing .... would definitely return

  • 5 of 5

Milk and Honey is the perfect place to stay, its very clean and you will everything you need, the bedrooms are very spacious and comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, we ate in using the BBQ a couple of evenings which was lovely. Its well situated to walk to the supermarket, fantastic beach and plenty of bars/restaurants, all within a maximum 10-15 min walk. A great way to relax.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you were so pleased with the Villa, and its proximity to the local beaches and amenities.
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4

A Delightful Holiday at the Milk & Honey Villa

  • 4 of 5

The villa 's location within the Jolly Harbour area, on the west coast of the island, is ideal. While I absolutely adore all of Antigua, the West Coast, remains the area I prefer to stay in. It is laid back, relaxing and peaceful. The villa is on a quiet road that contains only a few other villas to it's left and right, with green pastures and tropical birds species nesting or standing in the water on the other side of the road. Yet it is centrally located within short walking distance to Jolly Harbour Marina, grocery store, restaurants, pharmacy, & more. Some of my favorite beaches in Antigua, Darkwood and Valley Church beach are just down the road. Sheer Rocks, an absolute must go to restaurant is also nearby. If staying a week or more, recommend a car rental to explore all of the island. I like to rent a moke /"jumby". "Gators/buggys" (seat 2 or 4 ) that have auto trans. & steering wheel on left especially for American visitors who aren't familiar with "stick shift" and driver on the right, can be rented.

Excellent communication between owner.Very timely and pleasant responses. Upon arrival we received the warmest of welcomes from the property management rep. She showed us around the villa and offered all the pertinent information. All the staff we met were most friendly and accommodating.

The description, information, and image pages for this villa are quite accurate. Plenty of closet/drawer space for each of the bedrooms, Plenty of extra towels for each of the bathrooms, as well as for pool and beach use. All kitchen supplies you would need..cookware, utensils, dishes, etc. All appliances... blender, coffee, iron, hairdryer, DVD, washing machine.etc.

Very minor criticisms; Be aware that it is a plunge pool (same shallow depth throughout) As pools in U.S. have deep end/diving end, renters may not be aware of this from images . Also for our stay the pool's water level was very low.Lastly the lights on the deck were not working properly. (only 2 by the grill were) So a flashlight was needed to safely go down/up stairs to come and go from the villa at night time. These were the only minor issues that we had and of course the deck lights and pool water level are easily rectifiable.

If you haven't had the opportunity, you really must visit Antigua, you will surely love it and whether you've been to Antigua before or not, I would definitely recommend this rental property for your visit. We had a wonderful trip staying in this villa!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi, Great to hear that you enjoyed Antigua, and your stay at Milk & Honey so much. Thanks for bringing the deck stair lighting to my attention, will get it sorted. Phil
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5

Great place and location

  • 5 of 5

Went for a visit cause my brother lives in jolly harbour. Had 5 ppl staying in milk & honey. Very spacious and clean. Close to beaches and shops. Phil is great to deal with and same with the property management. Will def stay here again if available next time we visit antigua!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Nick, glad you found our Villa suited your needs so well. We look forward to having you as Guests again in the future. Phil
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Jolly Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season 2016
10 Sep 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
£3,900
 
 
Xmas/New Year 16/17
10 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
£6,000
 
 
High Season 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
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£200
£1,800
£5,400
 
 
Low season 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
£3,900
 
 
Xmas/New Year 17/18
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
£6,600
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Jolly Harbour in Antigua

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