|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Bay House has been designed for al fresco living with extensive verandas and decks that extend the internal spaces outwards. All principal rooms open to covered external areas, so suited to well-adjusted tropical living. The wide swing-back French doors can be secured open during the day to take full advantage of the cooling breezes and glorious sunshine.
The 3 double bedrooms are all en-suite. The living area has French doors to two sides and is equipped with cable television, DVD player, hi-fi, and high-speed wireless Internet connection. The kitchen area is fully fitted with a range of base and wall units, oven with hob, a large fridge/freezer, and a washing machine. Doors lead out to the dining veranda which has a charcoal barbeque. Ceiling fans and air conditioning are fitted in all rooms.
There are two large covered verandas and an open deck with a 28' x 14' pool. The villa has its own private garden.
Hamilton Estate is a private development near to Jolly Harbour, the premier marina, golf and leisure resort in the Caribbean, situated on the beautiful west coast of Antigua. Jolly Beach is just a 10 minutes walk away; a long sweep of soft white sand and turquoise sea fringed by palm trees, and the entrance to the marina is also just a 10 minutes walk away.
We are situated next to the new luxury Sugar Ridge boutique hotel which offers a spa, a gym, two restaurants and sophisticated nightly entertainment.
Each of our three villas stands in its own garden and has 3 en-suite bedrooms, expansive internal and external living areas, and a private swimming pool with sundeck.
Guests staying at one of our villas can choose to include one or more days of their holiday aboard our 50' sailing yacht. Further details can be found at the end of this page.
More than just a property rental: We pride ourselves in making every Jolly Villas holiday a special and personal experience. It's our job to make sure your visit to Antigua is as relaxing, carefree and memorable as you would wish, from helping you arrange flights, meeting and greeting you at the airport, providing you with a welcome pack on arrival, and supporting you with 24/7 local customer service should you experience any concerns during your stay; all in one of the world's most desirable holiday locations. We can arrange your car hire, help you with any excursions you may be tempted by and, of course, get you on to the water in a wide range of activities, including a really special day on our 50’ yacht “Jabberwocky”.
Combine your stay with a day's sailing: For a very special experience, a day on our 50' sailing yacht ' will definitely prove a holiday highlight. The yacht is spacious and fitted out to an extremely high standard with a comprehensive inventory of equipment for personal safety and comfort. For fun and relaxation there are fins, masks and snorkels and a plethora of water toys; plus the tender for pottering about and shore leave.
There are so many places to explore around the coast of Antigua that each day on board offers new sights and destinations. You can choose to take it easy and relax for the day, leaving our crew to take care of everything, or you can actively participate in sailing the yacht. Snorkel over coral reefs and observe the Caribbean marine life - exotic fish, rays, turtles and dolphins - or laze on deck and enjoy freshly prepared meals with a choice of drinks. To end the day, drop anchor in another secluded bay, and enjoy canapés and cocktails as the sun goes down
We absolutely love Antigua. We came on a visit and hardly seem to have been away since. Antigua is the heart and soul of the Caribbean, an exotic tropical island with an abundance of palm-fringed beaches, warm sparkling seas, English-speaking and life-loving locals, a wealth of land and water based activities, a huge choice of delicious international cuisines, and a background soundtrack of calypso and reggae. No wonder we decided to make Antigua our second home.
Howard and Cheryl Adams at Jolly Villas purchased this villa in 2007
Location, location, location. Scenic, convenient, comfortable, and a true home from home.
We pride ourselves in making every Jolly Villas holiday a special and personal experience. It's our job to make sure your visit to Antigua is as relaxing, carefree and memorable as you would wish, from helping you arrange flights, meeting and greeting you at the airport, providing you with a welcome pack on arrival, and supporting you with 24/7 local customer service should you experience any concerns during your stay; all in one of the world's most desirable holiday locations.
There are a many good points about this property such as cleanliness , size , facility, air con but a few thing bugged me . Specifically :
Ffryes House is the same price as Bay House , but the latter is right next to the road.
The sun was up before 6 AM and the curtains didn't keep out much light.
From google maps, it appears a development open up across the road , so for 3 nights we we disturbed until well beyond midnight from said development
The pool looks a lot better maintained in the picture than the one we found, but it was adequate and very welcome. Certainly I wouldn't dive into it as it was only 4 feet-ish deep in the middle.
Very handy for the best beaches on the island though ie Ffryes for example and the supermarket
I hope this helps
Our family of 5 stayed here in April. We were greeted at the villa by Jenny who was very helpful throughout the week; arranging days out, advising us with restaurants and good beaches etc. We didn't hire a car but used local taxis and they were all very reliable and friendly.
The villa itself is lovely; spacious, spotlessly clean, great pool, large well equipped kitchen and good value.
We had some delicious meals out; would recommend Sheer Rocks as the best lunch (Tapas) we had on the Island, also Jacqui O's and Dennis' Place. All the beaches were stunning.
Two slight negatives; the villa is on a fairly busy road which was noticed most in the early evenings when sitting out by the pool. Also, we thought the beaches were much closer (they are in fact close but you have to walk along the road for 10/15 minutes before finding a track to the beach).
Would recommend Antigua; it is a lovely quiet and friendly Island and we would stay at Bay House again.
My friends and I traveled to Antigua for our Spring Break, and our stay was everything we could have asked for, and the Bay House was a huge reason for that!
First of all, it was great to have an entire villa to ourselves. We had 6 in our group and the size was perfect for us. We often spent our time outside on the deck/pool areas (definitely take advantage, especially after the beach). The deck was a perfect place to hang out at night after dinner and the lights created a nice atmosphere.
As for the inside of the villa, it is pretty accurately depicted in the pictures. The living room is spacious and you can leave all of the doors open for fresh air throughout the house. The kitchen is fully equipped if you want to cook and the washing machine is convenient. The owners provide you with plenty of bath/pool towels, a phone to communicate with the villa rep and taxi drivers, and general recommendations for things to do.
In terms of location, I found it to be perfect. Right across the street, there are a lot of restaurants with amazing food (I recommend Island Pizza and the wings at Fort Smoke K's). We went during an off-season, so it wasn't very busy at the time but during the summer may get more popular.
As for beaches, be prepared to walk quite a bit if you aren't renting a car and remember to bring a lot of water. Our favorite beach was Ffryes beach, which was about a 20-25 minute walk. Definitely worth the travel if you don't want crowds. The grocery store is also in this direction (we went there often to buy snacks, water, food to cook, beer, etc.). Jolly Beach was closer and a decent beach, but would fill up when cruise lines would stop for the day.
Some issues that we had with the property were that the water stopped working at one point and the lock to the main gate broke. However, Howard came himself and fixed it right up. Him and Jenny (the villa rep )were incredibly responsive to our problems and made sure we were as comfortable as possible. That being said, the Wifi was not very good, but you are on Antigua and shouldn't need to use the internet besides for researching things to do on the island.
Overall, this was an unbelievable vacation and the Bay House Villa is a great accommodation. Definitely recommend, so don't hesitate to book!
The villa Bay House, is ideal for anyone who wants the freedom to enjoy the island. The villa is perfectly located for the best beaches, restaurants and shops. After visiting a number of beaches all around the island, have found the local "Jolly Beach" one of the best.
The villa is also located central to 2 great restaurants, at Sugar Ridge and Sheer Rock.
The villa itself has a good sized swimming pool, ideal if you want to either swim a few lengths, or have a pool party. The kitchen has all the facilities and more, and was very pleasantly surprised to have a welcome pack of groceries for when we arrived.
The bedrooms are a good size, all with en-suite bathroom, with extra towels and bedding if required.
The 2 verandas was great for both outdoor eating, and for relaxing.
All in all, a great place to stay, which made it easy to enjoy the rest of the island
Bay House really delivered for us. We were a family of 6 - 2 children under 5 and 2 grandparents so we needed plenty of space. The villa is large - all the bedrooms are a decent size and the open-plan living rooms bleed onto the wonderful wraparound terrace with really comfy outdoor sofas. The pool is a good size - can just about do lengths and the gardens beautifully maintained.
The best thing for us was the villa's location. There are two informal restaurants opposites that do take-out (great when babysitting kids) - a pizzeria which has some of the best pizzas we've ever had; and the 'fish and chip' bus - a London double decker bus that serves fantastic fish and chips. Very quirky, surprisingly well done and delicious food. The huge supermarket at Jolly Harbour is just a 10 minute walk away which makes self catering a breeze. We loved having the Sugar Ridge Hotel next door too - you get all the benefits of the spa, restaurant etc. without having to stay there.
All the beaches nearby are wonderful and each have their own character. Jolly Beach is the closest (cut through the Cocos Hotel). Our favourite was probably Ffryes for the beach bar, Dennis' - a cut above. On Valley Church beach, they'll give you free loungers if you say you are at Jolly Villas (but you pay for the parasol!). Beware the cruise ship passengers here though - totally changes the character of the beach when they descend.
The villa's manager, Robert, is friendly and always on call - he gives you a charged-up mobile with his number on it at the start of the holiday. We needed it when we got locked out of the villa - he came straight away! We also arranged some additional housekeeping - the maids did a very thorough job and for under £20 a time we thought it was well worth it.
There are a few quirks to the property. The master bedroom is configured as a twin which is a real shame. There is no dishwasher. And no bedside lamps in one of the bedrooms. If these things could be changed then for us, it would have been perfect.
We could not have been more pleased with a villa rental. The owner was very helpful and answered all our questions before booking. The building was clean, well-kept with many amenities. It had a full-size pool which we used everyday (many have only plunge pools). The kitchen was big enough to cook for seven with no problem. We liked the location - as this was our fourth trip to Antigua, we wanted to try the southwestern coast. We spent a wonderful Christmas, Boxing Day, son's birthday and New Year's holidays in 2008. Close to many beaches, we picked a different on for each day. Would very, very highly recommend this villa for rental. Hope to return here someday soon.
Hamilton Estate is situated on the Caribbean west coast of Antigua, a fifteen minutes drive to the capital St John's and twenty-minutes from the airport. The Estate is nestled within a delightful hillside setting and Jolly Beach is about a seven minute walk away. The entrance to Jolly Harbour Marina and resort is also just a 10 minutes walk away. This extensive complex offers the largest and finest marina in the Caribbean and superb recreation facilities. A fine 18-hole golf course and a sports centre with swimming pool, tennis courts, and a squash court cater for the actively minded, whilst the commercial centre has a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and a supermarket to sustain the needs for everyday living. For all its many amenities, Jolly Harbour remains a sophisticated and tranquil setting to while away the holiday hours.