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Pool to Bamboo House living room living room to kitchen dining room kitchen living room Bamboo bedroom #1 a good spot to read or have a siesta bedroom #2 w/queen & single beds veranda verandah and outside dining dining on verandah lazy afternoon hamock Garden Pool Garden in front of Bamboo House Pool and Bamboo Garden Bamboo Garden Rondezvous Beach nearby


Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Falmouth Harbour house description

Lush Tropical Setting

Located at the Foot of Monks Hill and Within Minutes Walk to the Sea and a Short Drive to English Harbour and Yachts from All Over the World. Bamboo Place is Nestled in a Lush Tropical Setting Overlooking Falmouth Harbour.

The Property Consists of the Bamboo House and Bamboo Cottage Connected by a Swimming Pool with a Beautiful Palm Filled Garden, Rare Giant White Birds of Paradise and Clusters of Tall Bamboo Adding to the Tranquility, as the Sway and Rustle of These Trees Make Music in the Caribbean Breeze.

Bamboo House is a Two Story, the Lower Level Apartment is a Spacious Two Bedroom, Two Bath with a Large Open Plan Living Dining and Kitchen Area and a Huge Adjoining Verandah with Dining Table, Hammock and Netted Bed for Siesta's.

There is also a Cottage available. Please see VRBO listing #266897.

The Apartment and the Cottage #266897 Can Be Rented Separately or as One. The Owner Lives on the Upper Floor of Bamboo House, However the Property Has Been Cleverly Designed to Give Everyone Their Own Access and Privacy, While Having the Security of Knowing There is Someone Around Should You Need Any Assistance.

The Property Has a Very Romantic and Relaxed Feeling and an Ideal Place to Just Sit Back and Enjoy, Also a Good Base from Which to Do Your Exploring of the Island.

Keywords: Home, comfortable, spacious

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Non Smoking Only:

            inside only the verandah...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Catering Available
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker


          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • ipod docking station, Very private large tropical garden


              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View


                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Parasailing
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Shopping
                      • Racquetball
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing


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                      • All of the comforts of home and in the tropics!

                        All of the comforts of home and in the tropics!

                        • Guest Helen & Bob (Laconia, NH USA)
                        • Date of stay 02/11/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/31/14
                        This was our second year staying at Bamboo House for four weeks. The house is very comfortable with a fabulous wrap around porch. The outside dining next to the hummingbird feeder was great as we watched the bananaquits and hummingbirds fighting to eat the sugar water filled feeder. We enjoyed the charcoal grill outside for cooking dinner in the evening. The grounds are lovely and well kept and the pool is great for a late afternoon swim. A new addition this year were canvas beach chairs which were really nice to use, especially at Pigeon Beach and Half Moon Bay. The shopping at Bailey's and Crabhole are very convenient and we loved the croissants from the bakery down the road. The fresh vegetables we obtained from Joanne were out of this world. Such a treat! We enjoy walking in the morning and Joanne had suggested a lovely walk through some neighborhoods past the riding stables. We enjoyed Trapas Restaurant in the harbor and for a special night- Cambusa across the street from the property. Great place to stay in a quiet neighborhood. A car is a definite necessity.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thank you for the review, all the best to you both and I hope to see you again. Joanne

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                      • Fabulous Host!

                        Fabulous Host!

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 03/12/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/30/14
                        We recently returned home (reluctantly) from two weeks at the Bamboo House. We have stayed at many VRBO properties and Bamboo House tops our list. Our host Joanne was so accommodating that we felt like we were staying with family. The garden, the pool and the setting were beautiful. Lots to do near Falmouth and English harbors. Rent a 4X4 vehicle which will allow you to access Rendezvous Bay beach. Very few people make the drive so you may end up with one of the most gorgeous beaches you've ever seen all to yourself. For scuba divers, we would recommend Tony at Dockyard Divers. With over 12,000 dives, you will be in great hands. There are lots if really good restaurants in the area but we chose to eat in most of the time. Our gorgeous deck was the perfect spot to enjoy fresh fish that we purchased at the local grocery and barbecued. If you have never tried the vacation rental option, this would be a great place to start. We highly recommend the Bamboo House (and Bamboo Cottage on the same property) and can't wait to return. Mark and Brenda Jennings

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thank you Mark & Brenda, very much enjoyed having you here and I look forward to a return visit sometime in the future. Enjoy all the wonderful places that you will be I also look forward to the stories that you will have of your adventures. Take care Joanne

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                      • Bamboo House in Falmouth Harbour

                        Bamboo House in Falmouth Harbour

                        • Guest Debbie O. (Where do you live?)
                        • Date of stay 12/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/10/14
                        My family (4 of us) stayed at the Bamboo House in December 2013. The listing description and photos are very accurate. The location of the house provides for easy access to the main road for travel and exploration. The grounds were clean and well maintained at all times. The owner is well versed in the island and able to provide information on sightseeing, restaurants and which beaches to go to. She was a huge help to us when we had difficulty getting the car we had rented and reserved from Avis--she contacted one of her contacts-- and we had a 4X4 within hours from a different agency (TT car rentals in Falmouth Harbour--I also highly recommend them--great service and friendly people)! This was my first experience renting a villa as opposed to going to an all inclusive resort and I am pleased to say that the experience was wonderful. I would highly recommend this location to others and hope to return there in the future. Restaurants that we went to relatively close to the Bamboo House are Mauro's Pizza (very yummy, authentic) and SunRa in Falmouth Harbour--nice view of marina. Beaches--we went to the following beaches and enjoyed each: **Ffryes Beach (you can enjoy cocktails and food a Dennis Beach Bar) **Half Moon (also have a beach bar, but we did not purchase anything) **Jolly Beach (close to the marina in Jolly Harbour where you can have something to eat at a number of different restaurants and walk the marina, also have a big grocery store, banking machine) **Rendezvous Beach--tricky to find and tricky to get to--you need a 4X4 if you are driving all the way in--which is an adventure in itself--but well worth the effort. This was our favourite beach --take a cooler and lunch and spend the day. Other things to do: Shirley Heights - beautiful Devil's Bridge - unique and interesting Nelson's Dockyard - shopping and restaurants, marina drive and explore the island!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Debbie, Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Wishing you all a Happy New Year, until we see you again All the best, Joanne

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                      • Tranquility at it's best

                        Tranquility at it's best

                        • Guest Andrew B.
                        • Date of stay 05/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/05/13
                        We have been going to Antigua for several years when we chose Bamboo cottage last year and enjoyed the cottage mainly for the perfect location it's difficult to explain the tranquility of the garden which is perfect to relax in when you have been to the beach or out shopping. The cottage was perfectly set out, but this year we chose the apartment, which me and my partner enjoyed even more. It is large in size, with 3 sofas, large kitchen,2 large bedrooms both with their own toilet and shower. The verandah has a nice double hammock and there are several really comfy sofas,which are great to sit on in the evening.Sitting on the porch and looking at the lush garden with full sight of the pool is so relaxing.Joanne was a great host and we were greeted with fresh fruit and wine. The apartment was clean,well laid out and spacious and you get a lovely breeze with the door open which keeps the apartment nice and cool. Perfectly placed for the beaches but you do need a vehicle to really explore the island. We would definitely return to this apartment and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

                        Owner response: Thank you two for the review, it was once again a real pleasure to see you both and I look forward to your next visit. All the best, Joanne.

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                      • Paradise Found

                        Paradise Found

                        • Guest Duke Shore (Lakefield, Ontario, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 03/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/04/13
                        This was our first vacation in Antigua and we stayed in the Cottage and Apartment during our stay. Both units were as described and the photos accurate even though it is hard to capture the absolute beauty of this property. Joanne was extremely helpful and accomodating with an insider's knowledge of the island. When we arrived Joanne had prepared a lovely snack and beverages that were welcomed after a long day of travelling. We rented a car for the two weeks and would highly recommend renting a a four wheel drive. We started with a car but traded up to a 4x4 within a day. The main roads are in reasonable shape for the Carribean but the side roads are pretty rough with large potholes and gravel surfaces. Driving on the opposite side of the road was not as bad as imagined but many of the roads are narrow especially in the small villages where street parking is common. Without a car you are missing the opportunity to explore a fantastic island with deserted beaches and friendly people. The units are well equipped for those who like cooking. Joanne will deliver some of the best local fresh vegetables and fruit that we have ever eaten for a small price. There are lots of great restaurants around the area. The Pizza place just up the road has authentic Italian style pizza (not the greasy stuff that passes for Pizza in North America) in an open air building. We also liked Cambusa in the Marina and Cloggy's in the harbour. All these are close to home base. Our favourite was OJs on the west coast , a beautiful 30 minute drive that you should take. Try the lobster or snapper for authentic local cooking. Joanne will suggest lots of great adventures but don't miss Shirley Heights and Nelson's Dockyards for a trip back in time. When driving around the island you will need to chill as road signs are in short supply. The good news is there are not that many roads so it is hard to get really lost. If you do just stop and ask one of the friendly locals for directions. You have to check out Rendevous Bay. The road in is quite the adventure and best by 4 wheel drive however well worth the effort. You will find a deserted beach with no resorts, houses and often no other people. Hard to believe this exists today in such a pristine state. We stayed away from the northern area of the island where the All-inclusives are and only ventured into busy St. Johns by mistake. This was one of our favourite holidays and we highly recommend this exceptional property.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thank you Norm & Kathryn for your wonderful reveiw and sharing this place,I very much enjoyed meeting you both and listening to your music and laughter. I look forward to seeing you again. Take care

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                      • Great Antiguan vacation

                        Great Antiguan vacation

                        • Guest Helen & Bob (Laconia, NH USA)
                        • Date of stay 02/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/15/13
                        We spent a wonderful four weeks in Antigua in this lovely Caribbean home. It is spacious, has beautiful island decor, a huge porch for reading, eating, relaxing, etc. overlooking a yard and pool with tropical trees and plantings. It is near Falmouth Harbor where you can enjoy looking at the yachts or going to the local Pigeon Beach which has picnic tables, shade trees, a nearby restaurant and a great beach for swimming. Joanne spent a lot of time keeping the grounds looking their best and was very helpful with directions to places of interest. She also obtains fresh vegetables and fruits from local farms a couple of times/week which she is very willing to sell to her tenants. So much better than what was for sale in the local "supermarket". We enjoyed Trappas restaurant in Falmouth Harbor for good meals, especially fish, reasonable prices and a nice atmosphere and also Cambusa on the waterfront at the Catamaran Marina. And make sure to fill the hummingbird feeder for your daily entertainment by the bananaquits and hummingbirds. With two bedrooms and two baths it is the perfect place to have a couple of friends or relatives join you and the kitchen is large and well equipped which makes meal preparations easy. This is neighborhood living, not a resort, which is what makes it so enjoyable.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thank you Helen, it was a pleasure having the two of you. I hope to see you again. Take care Joanne

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                      • Very pleasant experience

                        Very pleasant experience

                        • Guest Adam (Maryland USA)
                        • Date of stay 01/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/07/13
                        We visited Antigua in January 2012, and our time was made much more enjoyable staying at Joanne's property. The house had a very private feel and was tucked into carefully tended, beautiful tropical greenery. In the midst of the garden was a clean, carefully tended pool. Joanne herself was an excellent hostess, always available to provide information or help while also impeccably respectful of our privacy. Another great plus was the very good wifi service that is available throughout the property. This is a great place to stay for independent travelers like ourselves who prefer tranquil, quiet surroundings as a base to explore the region. I would definitely stay here again upon returning to Antigua, especially after having other less than satisfactory experiences elsewhere in the Caribbean. Thanks again Joanne!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Adam, thankyou what a surprise, a very pleasant one, you must have been thinking about last year's vacation. Hope all is well, Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing you again.

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                      • Great Antigua Vacation

                        Great Antigua Vacation

                        • Guest Daren S. (Vineyard Haven, MA)
                        • Date of stay 10/17/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/28/12
                        We arrived for our first ever visit to Antigua and drove from the airport to the house using the perfect directions provided. The house was lovely, clean, and full of guides and maps for our stay. Joanne had even gone to the store and stocked the fridge with a few essentials upon our arrival. She also offered suggestions for grabbing a bite to eat in the area, and gave us some ideas for things to see and do during our stay (all of which we did and enjoyed). I always research a location ahead of time, but her "insider" information was very helpful. We loved the hammock and the pool on the property, and the convenience of having a market around the corner. I walked down to Bailey's several afternoons to pick up drinks or something for breakfast. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a rental in Antigua. The location is removed from the more commercial areas, but still convenient for exploring the island. They house is comfortable and makes for an easy, relaxing vacation. Thanks so much, Joanne!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much Daren, I look forward to seeing you again. Take care Joanne

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                      • Great Place To Stay - I'm Sure I'll Be Back!

                        Great Place To Stay - I'm Sure I'll Be Back!

                        • Guest Kat (Atlanta, GA USA)
                        • Date of stay 04/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/05/12
                        I have stayed in the house twice already this year. I'm certain I will return. The first stay was with family and the second was with friends and it was wonderful both times. The house is lovely and spacious and very comfortable. It is very well-located near Falmouth Harbor. I would definitely recommend getting a car not because of the location but because it is just really nice to have a car to get all around the island (there are so many wonderful places to visit and it's fun to drive - just get a car). Joanne will recommend a car company for you, as well as a taxi driver, and will provide you with a mobile phone, recommendations and information on where to go, and delicious fresh fruits and vegetables from the market. She is a gracious host who makes you feel like you're at home. The pool here is lovely, especially for a nighttime swim. You're also very close to a grocery store, a liquor store and many restaurants so you should be all set. I would (and probably will) absolutely stay here again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Katie, thank you so much, I look forward to seeing you again and your family. Take care, Joanne

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                      • Paradise Found

                        Paradise Found

                        • Guest Elaine&Robert McCaughey (Niagara on the Lake, Ontario)
                        • Date of stay 01/19/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/26/12
                        Our stay at this property was most enjoyable. I felt like I was at home there. Sitting on the porch and watching the birds at the feeder,or the turtles doing their tour of duty around the owner's yard, taking in the fantastic tropical garden all around was a wonderful way to start the day. Inside is also comfortable with a comfy sofa and chairs. The owner lives on sight and works at a fresh food market and will bring home for you the most wonderful and fresh produce if you so desire to cook in. Another nice benefit if you do like to cook in and like a glass of wine or two, is that there is an amazing variety of world wide wines available on this island at very reasonable prices! Now if you decide that you wish to go out for dinner or lunch there are many great places to nosh, both reasonable and higher end, all delicious. Watch out for the traditional rum punch as it is both yummy and deadly! If you like to be active and are willing to drive in Antigua, there is no end to what is available. Walking from the bottom of the start to Shirley Heights is 1/2 hour up to a breathtaking view is one hike, and another is a guided hike through the rain forest up a mountain to the top, very special. Now, as a reward for choosing your healthier lifestyle pick a beach any of 365 of them to have a little down time. The owner is very knowledgeable about the beaches and well, pretty well everything to do and see on Antigua.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you Elaine & Robert ,it was a pleasure having you here. I look forward to your return visit.

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                      High Season
                      Nov 16 - May 15, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Low Season
                      May 16 - Nov 15, 2014
                      7 night min stay


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                      About the owner: Your Host Joanne Lighthizer is a Canadian Who Has Lived in Antigua for 22 Years, at Present She Has Started Operating a Farmers Market on the Island So You Will Be Guaranteed the Freshest and Finest Produce Available. Having Had a Restaurant Here for 12 of Those Years She Loves Meeting New People and Helping Them Feel at Home.

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                      • Pool to Bamboo House

                        Pool to Bamboo House

                      • living room to kitchen

                        living room to kitchen

                      • kitchen


                      • Bamboo bedroom #1

                        Bamboo bedroom #1

                      • bedroom #2 w/queen & single beds

                        bedroom #2 w/queen & single beds

                      • verandah and outside dining

                        verandah and outside dining

                      • lazy afternoon hamock

                        lazy afternoon hamock

                      • Garden in front of Bamboo House

                        Garden in front of Bamboo House

                      • Bamboo Garden

                        Bamboo Garden

                      • Rondezvous Beach nearby

                        Rondezvous Beach nearby

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • dining room

                        dining room

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • a good spot to read or have a siesta

                        a good spot to read or have a siesta

                      • veranda


                      • dining on verandah

                        dining on verandah

                      • Garden Pool

                        Garden Pool

                      • Pool and Bamboo Garden

                        Pool and Bamboo Garden

                      VRBO #262413

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, January 30, 2014

                      C$1,270 - C$1,560 per week (CAD)

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 04/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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