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A Tasteful 2 Bedroom Retreat

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with stunning ocean views.

Starfish House is a beautifully laid back 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house overlooking Valley Church beach on the west coast of Antigua. It has all the amenities you would expect from a much larger house - dish washer, washing machine and drier, micro wave, air conditioning in the bedrooms, ceiling fans, 2 queen sized beds with en suite shower and toilet. Outside, the infinity pool allows you to look out over a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea north towards the hills overlooking Jolly Harbour and 5 Islands. There is a garden in which to take in the sun and views, as well as a BBQ upon which to assemble those special, off the cuff meals.


Owner
Deborah
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Deborah

I love interior decorating, gardening,music and making things.I owned a very successful arts and crafts store for many years where i concentrated on local work and made many of the items myself.I prefer to make something than buy it! i also love to travel and although have already visited many countries, still have many left on my bucket list!

I love to entertain and ensure that our guests are happy and enjoying themselves, so will do my best to ensure your stay in Antigua is a memorable one.

Deborah purchased this villa in 2013

Why Deborah chose Saint Mary

We fell in love with the property a few years ago. It is located at the bottom of the hill, upon whose summit is our main home. The elegant design and breath-taking views of the Caribbean Sea caught our immediate attention. Once we got going with the decorating, garden and refurbishment of the pool and interior spaces, Starfish House became something special. The full width windows and doors open up the interior to the full view of beach, sea and mountains to the north east.

What makes this villa unique

Starfish House is spacious, yet cozy, easy to maintain and being minutes from so many attractions, extremely convenient to ourselves and holiday makers alike.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So very hard to imagine a more beautiful setting, better accommodation or more wonderful hosts! Thank you for wonderful little Starfish House, your hospitality and friendship. We are already dreaming of a return visit. Very best wishes to you and your family
Dec 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint Mary in Antigua and Barbuda

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each bathroom has a shower, toilet and handbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each bedroom has a queen sized bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A private chef can be arranged by special request.

Reviews

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A Tasteful 2 Bedroom Retreat
average rating of 4.6 based on 24 reviews
5

Amazing view - warm, homely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Starfish House. We arrived in dark then woke up to spectacular view of sea and Jolly harbour. The house is very comfortable with lots of nice touches especially the decorations and shell-themed pictures and "ornaments" - it feels like a home from home.

The house is also very close driving distance to many beautiful beaches and restaurants. But Antigua is a small island so it doesnt take long to get anywhere really.

Debbie is a very helpful and friendly host. we had problem with wifi which she attended to very quickly and bought a new router in end! She also volunteered to drive us to supermarket one day and the beach the next as we didnt get our car until 3rd day.

We loved Antigua and Starfish House.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best House In Antigua!

  • 5 of 5

This fantastic property has beautiful views and is splendidly situated - 10 minutes walk from several awesome beaches and 5 minutes drive from a major supermarket. The view from the patio is breathtaking. The house is splendidly maintained, clean, stylish with some lovely artistic touches. It's a proper paradise. As if this were not enough, Debbie, the hostess and owner is one of the nicest, most welcoming most helpful host and all round nicest people you could hope to meet anywhere in the world. We had a fabulously peaceful 3 week stay. Debbie and Dino were wonderful and we couldn't recommend Starfish House more highly. Truly marvellous!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Much overdue for a review, but still so fresh in our minds this piece of paradise. We arrived easily into a newly refurbished Antigua airport and whisked through town to our beach house on the hill. My husband and I thought we were in heaven when we arrived at Starfish with the warm trade winds blowing, sun sparkling off the sea and the inviting personal pool beckoning for a dip after a day of travel. Debbie and her entire family were truly delightful hosts showing us the property and advising of the area and ensuring we had everything we would need for a week of holiday. The house is fully equipped with all you could need for a short or long term stay (I wish we stayed longer than the week!) The two bedrooms are lovely and beautifully decorated with each having an ensuite. Kitchen is spacious and fully equipped. Sitting area lounge is restful and tastefully decorated. The entire property is in wonderful condition and decorated with a tasteful touch.

My husband and I joined the health club at the resort down the road ~Sugar Ridge~ ($50 each) and walked each morning for a workout before our day of beach hopping and rum punch. The resort also allows you to use their pool and grounds with the gym membership. In case you grow tired of the post card views from every direction at Starfish ;)

We enjoyed a sampling of Antigua's fabulous beaches within walking distance from Starfish that you could easily walk from one to the other. We did split our meals 50/50 with eating in and dining out. Starfish House kitchen is fully equipped for any meal prep and the Epicurean at Jolly Harbour was convenient for supplies. Favorite local restaurants included Sheer Rocks, Dennis beach bar and grill, Jacqui O's Beach house and Hemmingway's in St Johns.

Whether we were sitting on the patio taking in the stunning views with morning coffee or evening refreshment, lounging poolside for the afternoon or out exploring Antigua's beautiful beaches we were thoroughly entertained and returned home refreshed and rejuvenated and wanting more of Antigua! We are planning our next trip back with our kids (age 20 & 18) and can't wait to experience Antigua and Starfish House all over again!

Thank you Debbie and DIno for your wonderful hospitality at lovely Starfish House!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 6 nights last February (yes, a much-delayed review) in beautiful Starfish villa. We thoroughly enjoyed the house, pool, and spectacular views of the countryside and coast. Debbie was very helpful, the house beautifully decorated, and the appliances, including air conditioning, wifi, satellite tv, etc in great condition. The deck was a wonderful and breezy place to enjoy a meal or a rum punch. After the sweaty trek up the hill to the villa, it was so nice to jump into the refreshing pool!

We enjoyed the many local beaches in walking distance and nearby restaurants including Sheer Rocks, Acropolis, Miracles, and Dennis'. Shopping at the Epicurean supermarket at Jolly Harbour was very convenient as well.

We are already planning a return trip!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Made our trip!

  • 5 of 5

It was our third time to Antigua, and the Starfish House was by far, the best place we have stayed yet! For starters, Debbie and Dino are absolutely the best hosts you could ask for! Even before we arrived, I had many questions for Debbie regarding the property/location and she was promptly able to answer them and in detail. She provided great directions on the whereabouts of the property and it was easy to find. Debbie and Dino are very kind and accommodating hosts; they truly want to make your vacation the beat it can be and ensure you have a great vacation. There were multiple times they went above and beyond for us, and having Debbie and Dino as our hosts, was the icing on the cake and made our trip! The location of Starfish house is prime; you are on the prettiest side of the island, near the best beaches, dozens within a short drive. I highly recommend renting a vehicle. Ffryes, valley church, darkwood, Jackie o's, jolly harbour are just a few to name the least. It's about a 30 minute drive from the airport, but well worth it. You get to be away from the chaos of the St.johns side, and enjoy more natural, prestige beauty. The property itself is in fabulous condition, Debbie decorated it herself and takes pride in the Starfish house (and it shows). It's very clean, tasteful and accomodating. The wifi works wonderful, zero interruptions. The ac in the bedrooms works great too, just remember to turn it off when you aren't using it as it's expensive on the island. The house has bath towels, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, a fully equipped kitchen with anything and everything you could need, a beautiful living room, a iPod with music and a Bluetooth speaker. The deck is fabulous, it overlooks jolly harbour/valley church and don't forgot about the infinity pool looking over it as well! The pool isn't deep (for diving) but it's the perfect depth just for lounging/enjoying a day at home or a dip to cool off after the beach. Loved all the geckos too keeping us company while we are breakfast on the deck! We highly recommend starfish house, it's worth every penny and made our trip! We are already booked in with Debbie for next year. Thanks for making our trip so memorable and enjoyable!

Kaleigh & Vanessa

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Starfish house for a week in early March 2016. The home was exactly as shown and described. I was hesitant to use Western Union for the deposit but after researching the alternatives found it to be the most economical and I was happy I did when we arrived. Debbie was available whenever we needed with advise or directions. This home provided an excellent retreat from ever day life in a truly spectacularly beautiful location. I highly recommend this property for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle while having amenities close by!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Cheryl. So happy that you enjoyed your stay at Starfish and that you were all able to relax and recuperate there! Hope to see you back again one day!
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Location

Sugar Ridge Resort Antigua
Beautiful resort with Aveda Spa and top class facilities
Sheer Rocks
Car: recommended

Only minutes from the Caribbean Sea, fine restaurants, spas, sport facilities and close to adventure activities like zip lining, yachting, scuba diving and boating, Starfish House is conveniently located in St Mary's Parish on the west coast of Antigua. The area is quiet, yet close to the main road running the length of the coast from beach to beach. Nothing is very far in Antigua!! There are many attractions literally minutes away either in Jolly Harbour or heading south along the coast. All beaches in Antigua are open to the public and each one has it's own attraction, be it a restaurant/bar with friendly service, or beachside activities like water skiing, diving or just swimming in the azure blue of our waters.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint Mary, Antigua & Barbuda

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Standard pricing
5 night minimum stay
£983
for 5 nights
From
£186
£1,355
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £74 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £297.8
Cleaning fee (weekly) £52.12

Rate quoted is for 2 people per night. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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