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Beachside house with pool in beautiful English Harbour

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in English Harbour - Byam House

4 private bedrooms each with en suite shower room, ceiling fan and A/C

Byam house nestles in a beautiful hillside just above the white sands of Galleon Beach. There are four separate and very private bedrooms each with its own shower room. There are two double bedrooms featuring their own private balconies with stunning views across the bay towards the caribbean sea. All bedrooms have A/C, ceiling fans and mosquito nets over the beds. Tucked beneath the house there is a laundry room with a large capacity washing machine.

The house has benefitted from recent refurbishment, including new kitchen units, fridge / freezer, washing machine and soft furnishings. The kitchen opens onto the verandah where there is a large dining table. The kitchen also opens onto the garden at the rear so there is always a cool breeze blowing through the house. For those preferring to shelter from the sun indoors, there is a comfortable sitting room that has views over the bay.

The house boasts its own private swimming pool surrounded by a large area of decking and sun beds. The two twin rooms have large french windows that open on to the decking beside the pool. The garden at the front of the house leads down to the beautiful unspoilt sand of Galleon beach, which is a mere one minute stroll, where guests may also take advantage of a private beach area with ample shade, they may also make use of beach chairs, and kayaks, which are available to guests free of charge.

Just across the crystal clear blue waters of English harbour sits the historic Nelson's Dockyard which is as rich in naval history as it is in local culture, food and hospitality. You can discover the forts and cannons that once protected the harbour, and you can't fail to spot the odd anchor still resting in the very spot where it was once laid down by Nelson's fleet. The dockyard itself is a triumph of restoration, incorporating local shops, bars and restaurants, which blend beautifully into the Georgian elegance and grandeur of one of the most historically important and prestigious dockyards in the world.

The unbeatable location and surroundings of English Harbour mean that the elegance of Byam house, with it's stunning verandah, pool and balconies, is only the beginning....

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jim Prentice
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Beachside house with pool in beautiful English Harbour
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

A true "home away"!

  • 5 of 5

This was, by far, the best tropical vacation getaway. The Byam House is absolutely gorgeous, with just the right amount of elegance and still maintaining a lot of charm and Caribbean feel. Now that we are back home, I can't get that incredible place with it's perfect location out of my head. We felt very at home and enjoyed the presence of Miriam, the housekeeper, who felt like family. The island itself has endless exploring opportunities and the islanders are warm and friendly, unlike some other islands. I wish I had part ownership of the home, I want to keep returning to it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage style beach house!

  • 4 of 5

We recently returned from our stay at Byam House. There were 8 of us & we had a wonderful time! We loved the location, only a 2 minute walk to the beach. The view from the pool & upper deck was breathtaking! We loved watching the sailboats, catamarans & yachts anchored at Galleon Beach or coming & going from Nelson Dockyard. All the bedrooms had a beautiful view of the beach. The kitchen was well equipped. The housekeeper, Miriam was a real gem. Just a lovely lady. She offered advice when asked about restaurants, where to get groceries & general knowledge about the island. We used the free water taxi frequently to go to Nelson Dockyard. What a great service! Be sure to visit Shirley Heights. We hiked up there in the day time to check out the view. Don't forget your camera. The view from up there is amazing! Also the barbeque & entertainment on Sunday nights there is a lot of fun. The sunset should not be missed. Our favourite beach bar, The Cheeky Marlin has great strawberry daiquiris.

Jim Prentice was wonderful to deal with. He promptly answered all of my questions.

I would highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream accomodation and location

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a wonderful weeks family holiday to Antigua. 6 of us stayed in Byam house and we never felt on top of one another. The house is something I couldn't even dream up from my desk back in the UK, fully equipped and super clean (I would know I've work in 7 star service). The property immediately felt like home and with in hours the stress I carried from the UK seeped away as I swam in the warm water from the beach at the bottom of the driveway.

Loved the island of Antigua and the tourist guides left around the house helped us plan which beach to drink our rum on the next day :)

Can not wait to go back to the island and there will be only one place I will stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Superb Location, Very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

I visited Byam House During Antigua Sailing week and was so impressed I vowed to take my family there in the UK winter. We were not disappointed. we had a wonderful time. The House was well furnished and equipped -very comfortable-in very good condition. and we were looked after so well by Miriam the house keeper.

The 4 Bedrooms were air conditioned-had mossy nets all round the beds- and ceiling fans . The veranda with its views was the center of activity.

Getting about was easy by water taxi in daylight and road taxi by night, easily arranged by the reception at the Beach Club Resort.

We walked the Shirley hts Trails, visited Jolly Hbr- Pigeon Beach- Willoughby bay

and dinned in several good local restaurants.

Thanks very much- A great Success

Byam house is in the best Spot on the Island. Our intention is to return

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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This is a great property in a woderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent two woderful weeks at the Byam house. The property is very well kept with an elegant and relaxing tone. The location is superb.

The owner Jim is a pleasure to deal with and the housekeeper Miriam was very helpful at all the times. We are planning to return to such a beautiful property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Fun in the Sun

  • 4 of 5

The idyllic location brought us back to Byam House for the 3rd time in February. We were delighted to find so many improvements to the house. The new nets over the beds are not only practical but make the newly refurbished bedrooms look stunning. It is just a 30 metre stagger to the beach where swimming and turtle spotting provided our entertainment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
VC Bird International
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
St Johns
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Jolly Beach
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Galleon Beach
Car: recommended

The house is in a wonderful location on the beach at Galleon Beach in English Harbour. The beach is safe, quiet and an absolute paradise. A short boat or car ride away is Nelson's Dockyard where Nelson built a naval base on the deep water harbour. Many of the old buildings have been renovated and now house a museum and a couple of shops and bars. It is a fascinating place to visit.

On the hill above the house is Shirley Heights. You can hike up the trail to the top. The view from here is amazing. Every Sunday night there is a BBQ and party here and you can watch the sunset and dance to a live band.

We always say that there is something for everybody in English Harbour. You can hike, swim, sail, snorkel, dive (there is a dive school), kayak, lie on the beach, look at historic remains, play golf (at Jolly Beach), watch cricket, ride (there is a riding school where you can hack to a huge deserted beach), read, relax, eat and drink. What more could you want!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Note Rate quoted is for full house 8 people. Contact us to tailor yor rate to the size of your party and the length of your stay.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in English Harbour in Antigua

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bedroom has a double sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made up as a double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made up as a double
  • All of the bedrooms have a ceiling fan as well as air conditioning.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Although this house is suitable for families with children it is not suitable for toddlers. The pool is not fenced and there are a lot of steps. There is an ipod dock.

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