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Top holiday rentals in Antigua

Updated: 1 day ago

Discover some of Antigua's privately owned holiday rental accommodation. Each of the studio, 1, 2 and 5 bed properties provide a unique place to stay to explore the tropical island of Antigua.


Studios


1. Studio at Johnson's Point - Price from US$110 per night




Key Points ...


  • Sleeps 2

  • Off grid, eco-friendly studio apartment beneath a family home

  • Private verandah with loungers

  • Sea view

  • Car parking space

  • Walking distance to stunning beaches, restaurants and activities

  • Nearby hiking trail to Boggy Peak

  • Short drive to supermarket

  • Safety deposit box

  • Free limited wifi 


This eco-friendly, off grid studio apartment has been carefully designed to create an environment whereby guests can disconnect from the busyness of everyday life and rejuvenate. Its rural, elevated position offers uninterrupted sea views and a chance to reconnect with nature. Listen to the tropical sounds of the Caribbean from the sweeping verandah while watching pelicans dive for fish at Pelican Island. On a clear day neighbouring islands of volcanic Montserrat and uninhabited Redonda are visible.


The interior of the spacious accommodation is whitewashed with splashes of turquoise, reflecting the hues of the Caribbean Sea. The raised sleeping area comprises a four poster bed with ensuite wet room and separate dressing area. The kitchen is fully equipped for meal preparation at home complete with fridge, dishwasher, oven, hob and dining table. Doors and windows have insect screens fitted allowing a natural breeze to flow throughout the property whilst keeping bugs out. To further enhance your stay, the owners will meet you and be on hand to answer any questions you may have. They will provide towels and bed linen, a cooler box for picnics, board games and a mobile privacy screen should guests wish to partition off the bedroom area. Limited wifi is included free of charge however more can be purchased for a nominal fee. Externally the studio benefits from a large verandah with far reaching sea views towards Montserrat and Redonda. Two reclining sun loungers are provided for ultimate relaxation adjacent to a table and chairs, ideally positioned for a glass of wine while the sun sets.


Note:

  • There is no television within the accommodation

  • Car hire is recommended due to the hilly location of the property

  • The owners have two adorable rescue dogs that roam the grounds freely

  • Unsuitable for those with walking difficulties

  • Laundry items may be washed for a nominal fee

  • Airport transfer can be arranged together with a supermarket stop


For further information or to check availability email me at info.worldwidetravelideas@gmail.com.


2. Studio at Crabbe Hill Village - price on application



Key Points....


  • Sleeps 2 

  • Studio apartment beneath a family home

  • Rural, village location

  • Air conditioning unit

  • Terrace with table and chairs

  • Day bed

  • BBQ & chiminea

  • Sea view

  • Car parking space

  • Opposite stunning Crabbe Hill beach - 2 mins walk

  • Day bed, loungers and parasol at Crabbe Hill Beach Rentals included in the price

  • Short drive to supermarket

  • Free wifi 


Imagine escaping the stresses of everyday life at this rural retreat in the heart of Crabbe Hill Village on Antigua's South West coast. On waking, pick fruit for breakfast from plants and trees surrounding the property, perhaps watermelon, papaya, plums or bananas. After, cross the road to Crabbe Hill beach, one of the best on the island. Wander along the long stretch of powdery white sand and swim in the turquoise hued water. Later relax on a beach lounger (complimentary for residents) or hire a paddle board or windsurf from Crabbe Hill Beach Rentals at a discounted rate. Evenings can be spent watching a golden sunset from the terrace with your favourite tipple, cooking a delicious meal on the bbq and lighting the chiminea before cosying up on the day bed under the night sky.


Enter the property via double doors into a bright and airy, open plan living space. The studio benefits from a fully fitted kitchen with oven, hob, fridge, toaster and kettle. The bedroom area of the property is tucked into a recess with a double bed offering storage space underneath, bedside tables, lamps and a wardrobe. The comfortable sofa is an ideal place to sit with a coffee and a good book and a dining table is provided for meals at home. A sliding door opens into the shower room with walk-in shower, basin and toilet. An air conditioning unit is provided for additional comfort.


Externally a laundry room and washing line is available for guests use together with a day bed, chiminea, bbq, table and chairs and ample space for parking. The owners are happy to consider limited use of their car for an additional fee. To enhance the stay for guests, windows are fitted with screens to keep bugs out whilst allowing the cooling breeze to circulate throughout the property. A portable tower fan, bath and beach towels, bedding and a hairdryer are also provided.


Note:

  • There are some free roaming animals around the grounds

  • There is no television at the property

  • Free Wi-Fi


For further information or to check availability email me at info.worldwidetravelideas@gmail.com.


1 bed holiday rental properties


3. 1 bed cottage at Hodges Bay - prices from US$225 per night





Key Points ...


  • Sleeps 2

  • Secure gated development

  • Private plunge pool

  • Loungers, table & chairs with umbrella

  • Air-conditioning

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Chef's kitchen

  • Covered alfresco dining area

  • Bbq

  • Hammock

  • Private car parking beside the cottage

  • Smart TV

  • 10 minutes drive from the airport

  • 10 minutes drive to Epicurean supermarket and golf course

  • Restaurants within walking distance, others a short drive


This upscale Caribbean style cottage is located within the gated village complex of Bay Gardens with its cafes, arts and craft market and salon. Set amongst lush gardens, it has been tastefully designed to get a balance of pure holiday relaxation blended with home comforts. The property is most suitable for couples and solo travellers.


Park on the private driveway and enter into a spacious open plan kitchen/sitting room with wooden flooring and vaulted ceiling. A cooling breeze circulates through the windows and doors that frame the living space but additionally portable Dyson tower fans are provided as well as an air conditioning unit. The chef's kitchen has a granite topped island with counter-top seating, fridge freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, oven and a microwave. A coffee maker, kettle, toaster and blender are also available for guests' use. A washing machine and tumble dryer are conveniently located outside in the adjacent laundry room, keeping noise to a minimum to maintain the peaceful ambience within the cottage. The neutral hued sitting area is furnished with inviting armchairs and a sofa. To the front are doors that open out onto the expansive verandah with plunge pool beyond. From the kitchen, bi-fold, louvre doors lead to an impressive bedroom comprising a king sized, four poster bed with mosquito nets and doors that open onto the verandah. The ensuite bathroom is complete with his and hers sinks, WC and walk-in shower with rainforest shower head above and river stone flooring. Towels and bed linen are included for your stay.


Externally, the wraparound verandah has several enticing areas to unwind by day or night with comfortable seating and a hammock. The al fresco dining area is a great space for meals at home with a friend, family member or loved one. The pool area offers some shade while taking a dip or perhaps just listen to the whispering of palm trees from the comfort of a lounger poolside, while reading or enjoying a cocktail as the sun begins its descent.


Note:


The Guest Cottage within the grounds can be rented together with this property too. It also sleeps 1 or 2 people. Both cottages rented together sleep up to 4 people in total.


For further information or to check availability email me at info.worldwidetravelideas@gmail.com.


2 bed holiday rental properties


4. 2 bed cottage complex in Hodges Bay - prices from US$300 per night



Key Points...


  • Sleeps 2

  • Within a secure gated development

  • Plunge pool, loungers, table & chairs with umbrella are shared with the main cottage

  • Air-conditioning

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Private car parking beside the cottages

  • Smart TV

  • Share chef's kitchen,  bbq, alfresco dining area and hammock within the main cottage

  • 10 mins drive to the airport

  • 10 mins drive to Epicurean supermarket and golf course

  • Restaurants within walking distance and others a short drive


Imagine a holiday with friends or family whereby you can share a kitchen, dine together, spend time by the pool and play games. The additional benefit is having your own private cottages in the same tropical garden within this select development. The main cottage and this guest cottage are located opposite the secluded pool. Each cottage has a double bed thereby accommodating up to 4 guests when both properties are rented together. The cottages are best suited to two friendship couples, two single people travelling together who wish to share facilities but maintain their own space or, a couple travelling with an older/adult child.


The guest cottage is turquoise hued and tucked behind palm trees. Inside a sense of space is created from the vaulted ceiling. The elegant accommodation comprises a four poster Queen sized bed with mosquito nets, a smart TV, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, a toaster and bespoke furniture incorporating a sink. The property is cooled by an air conditioning unit, ceiling fan and portable Dyson tower fans. The ensuite bathroom has a shower with rainforest shower head, river stone flooring, a WC and wash handbasin. Towels are also included for guests' use. Wi-fi is fully available within the cottage.


Note:


This guest cottage may only be rented together with the main cottage.  The main cottage can be rented separately as 1 bed accommodation.


For further information or to check availability email me at info.worldwidetravelideas@gmail.com.


5 bed properties


5. 5 bed villa at Turtle Bay - Prices from US$850 per night




Key Points...


  • Sleeps 10

  • Ocean View

  • Swimming Pool with loungers & sun deck

  • 2 minutes walk to Turtle Bay Beach

  • 5 spacious, air conditioned, screened bedrooms with ceiling fans

  • Flexible accommodation within the main house, plus a 1 bed cottage & 1 bed garden apartment

  • Fully equipped kitchen & laundry area

  • Gazebo for entertaining/weddings

  • Space to entertain up to 80 people

  • Multiple dining & relaxation areas

  • 5 minutes drive to restaurants, bars, supermarket

  • 30 minutes drive to the airport


This airy villa tucked into a hillside amongst tropical gardens is an idyllic spot for family and friends to spend valuable time together or perhaps host a wedding. The gazebo is the perfect place to exchange vows overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The accommodation is arranged within 3 buildings: the main villa, a 1 bed cottage and a 1 bed garden apartment. Each of the 5 bedrooms are air-conditioned, screened and have ceiling fans for ultimate comfort at night. The villa comprises a generous sized, open plan kitchen/living area with sumptuous seating, a smart TV and a pool table that can easily be converted for table tennis. The kitchen is fully equipped with counter-top seating and a door that leads to a laundry. Doors open onto the expansive verandah overlooking lush gardens and a pool, allowing for a cool breeze to circulate throughout the property. There are several areas to dine alfresco while under cover - the gazebo or on the verandah. Perhaps cook a meal at home from one of the recipe books provided or cook up a storm on the barbecue. Within the villa are 3 double bedrooms with king sized beds. Sleeping arrangements can be altered to accommodate the needs of each party with twin/single beds being provided if required. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with doors opening onto a terrace and bedrooms 2 and 3 share a family bathroom.


The 1 bed cottage benefits from a bedroom with king sized bed and a bathroom. To the front of the property is a seating area. Being located in the most elevated position within the grounds, the views from here are phenomenal.


Located beneath the villa is a self-contained 1 bed garden apartment. It has its own kitchen and bathroom with a relaxation area to the front entrance. All properties have access to the wonderful swimming pool with comfortable loungers on the sundeck and poolside shower. The beach is just a couple of minutes walk along a private footpath.


The owner ensures guests' every need is catered for, from providing re-usable water bottles, beach towels and gas bottles for the bbq to recommending tours, arranging massages, spa treatments, personal chefs and wedding planners - no task is too great!


Note:


Car hire is recommended - there is ample parking at the property.


For further information or to check availability email me at info.worldwidetravelideas@gmail.com








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