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Neptune's Jewel - an elegant, newly-built studio cottage in quiet garden

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Set in a tropical garden but minutes from restaurants and stunning harbour

This newly-built Studio Cottage nestles in the garden of the owner's house in half an acre of land at the bottom of Monk’s Hill.

It is 5m x 8m (16ft x 27ft) including a deck leading in to the garden of fruit trees, palms and flowers enjoyed by many birds.

3 mins walk from local grocery store & buses

7 mins walk from small hotel beach & 2 Restaurants

5 mins drive from more beaches & marina & bars, cafes & restaurants

The cottage is best with the shutters all open allowing the cooling Trade winds to gently blow through. The bathroom is tiled with Travertine tiles and has a waterfall tap into an Egyptian marble sink.

The beautiful hand-made kitchen has a varnished solid Cedar counter & teak stools, perfect for breakfast or chatting to the cook whilst sipping your glass of wine.

The galley-style kitchen has everything you need to prepare a light lunch or a delicious supper for candle-lit dining on the deck. Best for cooking the fresh fish you may have bought from the local fisherman on the docks is the small BBQ by the deck in the garden.

The wardrobe has ample storage for your clothes, spare linens & beach towels as well as your suitcases.

There is no television. Nature’s entertainment in such a secluded and enchanting setting usually means you don’t miss it. There are plenty of books of every kind available.

The owner lives in the nearby villa "Casa Lucia" (from October through to June), during which she will be delighted to welcome you and help with anything else during your stay. Unless you have questions or need something, she will leave you alone for the rest of your stay.

Neptune’s Jewel is a few minutes’ walk down a tree-lined lane from the Harbour’s most-loved local shop. Wednesday sees the boat from Dominica arrive filling the shop with exotic produce from nearby Nature-Island Dominica. You can expect to buy fresh herbs, a local (& some imported) fruit & vegetables. All the staples you will need to fill your kitchen. There is also an abundant Farmer’s Market 15 mins drive away and a large modern Supermarket 25 mins drive away for more sophisticated imports. Passion fruit, bananas, mangoes, rocket & herbs grow in the garden (in season).

Catamaran Hotel Beach is 5 mins walk away and Pigeon & Windward Beaches are 5 mins drive (or short bus ride & walk away) and boasts two beach bars. Bumpkins, an informal , locally-run wooden, shady bar serving fish, salad and burgers (and the best Lime Daiquiri’s & Pina Coladas on the island) and Catherine’s Café at the other end with an excellent French chef, a high-end menu and exotic cocktails. Both have live music at weekends. The water is clean and clear and safe.

There are 3 more good restaurants within 10 minutes walking distance and many more 5 mins drive away.

A short stroll down the lane takes you to the main road where you can pick up a bus to town or to Nelson’s Dockyard. They are frequent & inepensive (if a little wild !) There are many car rental companies nearby, the owner can arrange or recommend car rental for you if you require. You can park in or outside the property 50 yards from the Cottage entrance. Taxis are reliable and have fixed prices and one of the best lives down the lane.

Pick up one of the many Airport taxis. Cost is US $35-40.

Nearby Activities include a Dive School (with a highly recommended Dive Instructor), Fishing Trips, Sailing, squash & tennis, yoga classes & a gym. Within half an hour there is kite-surfing school, zip-line canopy tours, donkey sanctuary, golf and museums.

There are some fabulous walks in the area. Including a popular one right outside the door to the top of Monk's Hill where there is an old ruined fort and some of the most spectacular views on the island: Organised walks are another option by the Environmental Awareness Group, the 5 am Hiking Club or a wonderful Rasta taking you through the Rain Forest.

Other attractions are Cricket, Steel drums & Reggae, Local bands, Antigua Sailing Week, and the Antigua Classic Regatta.

There is a resident friendly black cat "Johnny Rotten" who will likely leave you alone but friendly if you wish to say hello.

More Details

Lucy Tulloch
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2018

About Lucy Tulloch

I was born in England and grew up in the Greek islands. I have been living in Antigua for 24 years (with work in England during the summer). I designed and built my house in 2007 and 7 years later build Neptune's Jewel, my studio cottage.

I work from home where I have an Art & Design business. Graphic Design, Photography, Film shoots and Sailing keep me busy. Gardening, yoga, books & music are my evenings.

I have a friendly black cat called Johnny Rotten.

Lucy Tulloch purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Lucy Tulloch chose Falmouth Harbour

Quiet, pretty, natural, self-contained, close to beaches and restaurants & bars.

What makes this cottage unique

The quietness of the property despite being so close to the harbour activities and the sea makes it unique. The cool breeze through all the open shutters of the cottage makes guests feel they are sleeping right in the garden. The view of the green hills behind the property and the bird song during the day and tree frogs chirping at night confirms the natural beauty of the setting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Falmouth Harbour in Saint Paul

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Travertine tiles, large open shower with rain shower head (sea views). Egyptian marble sink with waterfall tap.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • open plan
  • Books
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Massage and beauty treatments available at the cottage by Passion of Beauty’s Sharon Ralph +1 268 728 7437.


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Neptune's Jewel - an elegant, newly-built studio cottage in quiet garden
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

A perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed five nights in Neptune's Jewel and only have the highest praise for our experience. The cottage is lovely. Clean, comfortable, safe, spacious, secluded and yet close to restaurants and beaches. Even in the hottest weather there's a lovely ocean breeze. We slept soundly and awoke every morning to songbirds outside our windows. The porch is a perfect place to sip coffee or read a book. By the end of our trip, we were best friends with a pair of bull finches that lived on a nearby branch. Lucy is extraordinary. She's warm and accommodating and generous. We asked if she had a toaster, and, the next day, there it was. You will not find a better host! Thanks for a wonderful vacation, Lucy!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic to have you both here...and thank you for your lovely words. You're the best kind of guests I could wish for. Hope you will come again soon.
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This property is full of charm and character and has everything you need. It is set in the garden - far enough from the owner's house for total privacy but close enough in case you need anything. Lucy was totally charming and we enjoyed a sundowner with her one night and learned a lot about the island.

From a practical point of view the bed is comfortable, the shower powerful and there is a full kitchen. It is walkable to several restaurants, the beach and a good supermarket. The wifi was consistently good.

We felt very safe and slept wth all the shutters open to enjoy the breeze so there was no need for a/c.

We will be back soon I hope.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this cottage for ten days in February 2018. We endorse all of the things that previous 5-star reviewers have said about the high level of comfort, beautiful surroundings, excellent location and wonderful host, Lucy, who had thought of everything to make life easier. The cottage is cleverly designed to feel spacious. We used buses a lot and occasional taxis and decided not to bother with a car. One of our most relaxing holidays and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your words Monica. You were brilliant guests x
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Neptune's Jewel was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Neptune's Jewel for 9 days in January 2018. For those of you, like us, who prefer something other than the all-inclusive type vacation, this is the place for you. The cabin was fantastic, totally meeting our needs. The owner, Lucy, had indicated that a rental car was not necessary and she was so right. A short walk from the cabin got us to the main road and plenty of buses and taxis, which were very economical. There were also restaurants, a grocery store and liquor store all close by and within walking distance. The closest beach was fantastic and only about a 5 to 10 minute bus ride away (cost per person on the bus was only about $1 US). Our host Lucy was also fantastic, very friendly and very helpful....always there when we needed something. Thanks Lucy for a wonderful stay, we really enjoyed it! Glenn and Shelley Davis, Ontario, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glen & Shelley, it was such a pleasure having you here at the Jewel. I hope that you'll come back soon. Best wishes.
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Five stars not enough - deserves ten!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful Garden of Eden full of humming birds and other exotic birds, lizards and fabulous blooming trees and shrubs.

Cottage is airy, bright and tastefully decorated and has a very comfortable bed. It is adequately supplied with all you need. Lucy is a cheerful, helpful host and the very few minor problems we had were promptly sorted. One day she even phoned us from town to ask if we needed any shopping bought for us.

We would be more than happy to stay there again and we have no hesitation in recommending Neptune's Jewel to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David & Anne...do come back soon.
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A quiet and relaxing stay in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week in Neptune's Jewel, in what was one of my most relaxing holidays ever. Located in Falmouth, Neptune's Jewel is a gorgeous cottage at the bottom of a large garden. It was lovely to be in an area far away from the hustle and bustle of large hotels and tourism, and instead wake up only to a gentle breeze and sometimes a little cat outside the cottage! Lucy, the host, was friendly and personable and made the stay an absolute pleasure.

When I next come back to Antigua I will be sure to come back here.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
V C Bird International
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
Nearest Ferry
19 Kilometres
Deep Water Harbour, Antigua
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Jolly Harbour Gold Club
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Cambusa Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Pigeon Beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35
Damage Deposit £100

I have a beautiful black cat who may come and say hello. If you don't want him around, he will get the message quickly but is usually found sitting under the shade of a tree in the garden or with the owner at the main house, Casa Lucia.

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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