- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 18 févr. 2019
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Les réservations annulées ne seront pas remboursées.
Decent condo made better by surrounding location
My family rented this condo for 8 days in Jan-2019. All interactions with Paul - from the initial inquiry to booking to a couple back & forth conversations during our stay to the deposit refund - were excellent. Paul is friendly, professional, and very responsive. The info package sent before our stay was informative. The condo was mediocre but did the job. Various minor issues e.g. very low water pressure, clogged shower drains, somewhat unclean showers upon arrival, towels smelling slightly of insect repellent, no blinds on the front door, in-room safe not working, front upstairs windows offering no soundproofing, off-smelling tap water, non-stick pan having been destroyed, etc… however these were only annoyances - not at all concerning enough to disrupt our stay - and offset by all the advantages of the condo e.g. air conditioning, private patio, ensuite bathrooms for both bedrooms, use of a golf cart, TV with lots of channels, somewhat stable public Wifi, etc. The mosquitos were annoying (& we didn't use the insect repellents in the condo as we were travelling with our 2-year old son) however this isn't a reflection of the condo, and mosquitos are simply part of life based on location and time of year. The location of the condo is great. Although not beachfront, it's within a gated community, in a quiet section, close to the beach, groceries, restaurants, and amenities. Restaurants within the community were good (e.g. Melini's, Al Porto, Castaway's), and restaurants within a 10-minute drive were excellent (e.g. Carmichael's, Sugar Club, Rum Bus, etc). Side-note: Be on the lookout for the fumigation truck as it occasionally drives along the main road through Jolly Harbor and blasts out a cloud of mosquito repellent. Jolly Beach itself was overall the best beach we visited (vs Darkwood, Turners, Pigeon Point, and an unnamed beach) considering length, sand quality, access to food/drink/restrooms, wave calmness, and access to excursions without driving to St John… so it was nice to be staying right beside it. The Jolly Harbour management desk was friendly and professional. Although they didn't end up fixing the in-room safe after being told about the issue early during our stay, they were kind enough to lend us a power transformer for our one non-220V device, and their rental beach towels were a great alternative to wasting luggage space with our own beach towels. Overall a good stay. Thank you again Paul for the condo and an easy rental process.
Not the best accommodation we have stayed in through H & Away, the Air Co kept breaking down instead of cold coming through it was very hot air and it had to be re-gassed every 2 days, the new washing machine leaked 3 times but they could not find the fault, Live roaches in the cutlery draw and food cupboard, the downstairs toilet was not fixed to the floor and moved when sat on.
It was unfortunate that one of the air conditioning units broke down during your stay but, of course, you agreed the solution of a "top up" every couple of days to avoid the disturbance of a permanent repair during your stay. This kept it working for you and the other air conditioning units were not affected. I am pleased to say that the repair was completed immediately after your stay. You made no mention to me of the other issues but I'm sure you agree that our Manager attended to them promptly for you. Paul.
review of Villa on a Caribbean paradise
We loved this Villa. It was bright, breezy, we were able to keep the doors open with the screens across for the entire time. A refreshing breeze kept the villa comfortable during the day and nights. We did some fishing of the dock, and made friends with the local birds. We did have difficulty accessing the WiFi, and as we were travelling with 40 other people for a family wedding, this proved a bit troublesome. The beach bar, castaways, and the HBK office were great at keeping us connected. There are so many places to visit and experience around Antigua, you could never have an off day, from a lazy day at the beach, a walk to Buggy mount, a stroll around St Johns, English Harbour, Devils rock, walking tours, stingrays, snorkling, you can be as active or as lazy as you wish. The people are so friendly, you become a local at the grocery store, castaways, crows nest, pretty fast. This was our 2nd visit to Antigua and we are already planning another.
Excellent stay in Antigua
Lovely villa in excellent location with wonderful views.
Beautiful beach a short stroll away or even less in the buggy. North beach is very quiet if you want less crowds. Large supermarket that is quite expensive but stocks everything you’ll need.
English Harbour, Nelsons dockyard and Shirley Heights is worth a visit.
Wi-fi is shared so very slow and intermittent.
A deserved note on the owner Paul.
Paul emails you a very extensive guide and he is extremely efficient at replying to emails.
We have been using these booking websites now for over 15 years and quite honestly Paul is streets ahead of anyone else we have ever dealt with. We would definitely stay here again.
As you say, it's the location of the Villa that is so wonderful with great beaches and facilities available. Your comments about me are appreciated as we do want all our guests to have a fabulous experience. Paul.
Incredible location and perfect villa!
We've just come back from an incredible stay in Paul's villa and couldn't recommend it highly enough. The location is local the best beaches on the island, local restaurant castaways and a convenient supermarket which stocks everything you should need. We also rented the golf buggy which was vital for us to get around Jolly Harbour easily! We also used it to discover little beaches around Jolly which are by the north finger.
The photos don't do the property justice, huge living/kitchen area with two good sized bedrooms and patio which leads down to the water. I will 100% be back to stay and found owner Paul to be so helpful and really responsive. Thank you for a lovely stay! X
Like going home
The Vila is well equipped and comfortable, the family were easily catered for. We as a family enjoyed the beach and it's very close by and an easy walk, this said the buggy is recommended as supermarket and entertainment in the heat is not the one! A couple of things I would mention is read your welcome guide and if staying more than one week that you do have to pay for a cleaner if you want the villa cleaned. Also to be aware that your money does not go far in Antigua and be prepared that the supermarket although very well stocked is no Sainsbury's!
We did zip lining, boat trip, and an all inclusive day next door at Jolly Beach, all very nice and welcoming, the trip on the Excellence was fabulous experience and the crew were brilliant and looked after us proper. The team at zip line we're true professional. The people are part of the experience in Antigua and can't wait to return.
This villa is a great base to stay and worth the money.
Informations supplémentaires sur les tarifs de location
25% deposit is required to secure a booking with the balance payable 45 days prior to arrival. Guests should take out their own travel insurance with cancellation cover. However, an appropriate refund may be considered at our discretion should a booking have to be cancelled. A refundable Security Deposit is also requested. Our rental rates include the use of electricity, air conditioning, water and cleaning/maid service both before arrival and following departure. If you wish any additional maid service visit(s) during your stay, this can be arranged with our manager directly.