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Eco Cottage in Peaceful Caribbean Woodlands

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The cottage at Tranquil Farm in the morning light.

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. Mary cabin description

Tranquil Farm is an old farm house hidden away, off the grid, in a beautiful and unspoilt area of Antigua's woodlands. the cottage is in the grounds of the large garden, surrounded by woodland.

The cabin itself is a recently built Caribbean style cottage, and is totally eco, with solar energy ( 110V USA plugs) and uses only collected rainwater. The shower is open to the sky, and the kitchen is open to the garden.

The bedroom is large ( 16 x16) and airy with windows on 3 sides, the door on the 4th wall leads Narnia like through the wardrobe to the bathroom and kitchen. From the netted four poster bed, you look over the balcony and through the garden to the rolling hills covered in lemon grass.
On the balcony there is a large hammock,( there is actually a second one to put up should you wish) perfect for a long lounge with good book - and a glass of wine...or two! We have a selection of books in the cottage and a bottle of wine on your arrival.
At night to sit on the balcony in the candle light, or no light at all and look at the stars.
The kitchen has a table top, 3 burner cooker, and an under counter gas fridge. There are all the pots, pans, cutlery and glasses etc you will need. The kitchen has no side wall, so the cafe table and chairs are almost sitting in the garden !

The cottage is screened all around, and has screen doors.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 624 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Car Available

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Children are welcome, and I have a single bed to be put into the room, or on the balcony, or a tent for the garden beside the cottage....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Pets would be considered, but we do have 2 dogs here, and ducks that roam free....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double

                ...moreless

              • The bedroom is large and airy, 16 ft x 16 ft with a four poster bed draped with a hand made mosquito net. All the windows have mosquito netting and the doors are screened. White cotton and bamboo sheets and towels. There is electric lighting supplied by the solar batteries, but there are also oil lamps and candles that add a wonderful romantic glow to the evenings. Some people at first find the sound of the tropics at night rather loud, the tree frogs and crickets - you may want to bring ear plugs for your first night until you get used to the sounds....moreless

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

              • Full 1: outdoor shower, toilet

                The shower has stable height walls, otherwise open....moreless

              • The shower is private, but open with views of the surrounding woods. In other words the walls come to chest height and there is no ceiling ....there is hot and cold soft rain water with a large shower head. A low water usage flushing toilet. Please remember we are using only rain water, and in the dry season which runs from January - June we need to be thoughtful about this....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                A large supply of books, and we have plenty more in the old house if you don't find what you like....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Pond
              • Rain Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Ruins

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Water Sports
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating

              local services and businesses

              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean:

                The nearest beach is approx a 7 minute drive away. The island is only 10 x 12 miles so never far from the sea, the Caribbean side, with the best beaches is 20 minutes away....moreless

              • Rural:

                Tranquil Farm is in a quiet valley with no other houses nearby....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                The view is across the garden to the hills covered in lemon grass....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Equestrian Events
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Hiking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Jet Skiing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Table and chairs in the kitchen area, but we can supply more should you wish to invite over friends....moreless

                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Linens Provided:

                    White cotton and bamboo sheets, blankets and covers for winter nights....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Line in the garden - with a dash of trade winds !...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    The cabin has its own router but is connected to the main house. Internet is on most of the day but off at night due to power usage. Please let us know if you need extended hours....moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    A local cell phone is supplied for your use....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Small front loader washing machine in main house which you welcome to use....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    a local cellular phone for you to use while out and about or make reservations....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bath towels and beach towels provided....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    A short walk from your car to the cabin....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Large balcony of 160 sq feet with comfy chairs and hammock in place of a living room....moreless

                  • Computer Available
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Shampoo
                  • Solar Hot Water
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Solar Panels
                  • Water Tank

                  Kitchen

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Plenty of plates, glasses and bowls....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    cafetiere and an Italian style stove top espresso maker. Starter kit of coffee supplied!...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    A camping toaster that makes toast over the stove top or a girdle....moreless

                  • Catering Available:

                    We always put food and a bottle of something for your first night and breakfast, please let us know if you have any particular wants ! Arrival meals can be ordered....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    The kitchen has a 3 ring table top gas stove, a gas fridge. Plenty of pots, pans and utensils. Hot and cold running water in the sink. The kitchen is open to the garden, so meals are al fresco...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All the pot and pans you need....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    3 ring table top gas stove....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Basic items in place, and supplies for your first supper and breakfast will be in the fridge on your arrival....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Under counter fridge gas fridge - which has a small freezer compartment....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    Available to rent in English Harbour...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Carlisle Bay resort is a 10 minute drive - with tennis courts and a Spa for after !...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Cedar Valley Golf Course is a 30 minute drive....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    A day charter in a traditional Caribbean sloop can be arranged....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    A traditional Caribbean 'coal pot' with locally made charcoal supplied....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The cabin has a small private area, but welcome to roam the whole garden, and collect your own eggs from the chicken....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Large balcony with hammock ( a 2nd in the cupboard if you want 2) with view across garden to the hills....moreless

                  • Beach Towels
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large balcony with hammock ( a 2nd in the cupboard if you want 2) with view across garden to the hills....moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer - Low Season
                  May 2 - Nov 30
                  2 night min stay
                  $75 $75
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $525
                  Winter - High Season
                  Dec 1 - May 1
                  2 night min stay
                  $95 $95
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $665
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $95

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                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Last updated: 07/13/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  The cottage is in the countryside, in a peaceful valley with no other houses in sight. There are country walks from the cottage and guided rainforest tours nearby. Its a short drive the beaches, the West Coast Caribbean side beaches have the most amazingly blue water colour and white white sand.These are about 20 minutes away. South there is Rendezvous Beach, a long wonderful beach with no buildings,( so take a picnic). We are very close to Wallings Dam, where there paths through the woods up over the hills and down to Rendezvous Beach, this is a long hike so best guided!

                  East, there is Half Moon Bay, with the wilder waters of the Atlantic being slightly tamed as they enter the cove. We are centrally located in Antigua, which is only 10 miles by 12 miles - so never far to any coast or anywhere!

                  Northwards near the airport on the East and Atlantic coast at Jabberwock Beach there is kite boarding and wind surfing. South again there is English Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard for sailing and sitting in the cafes and watching the boats and the world in general go by, or for evenings with lots of restaurants and bars!

                  A 4 x 4 is best to get around in Antigua, and it is essential for getting to this remote cottage.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: I am from England originally, but have been living in the Caribbean for 25 years. I run a Production Service Company which assists film makers and photograhers who come into the Caribbean Region. When not filming on location I live at Tranquil Farm with my daughter, dogs, ducks and chickens! I love to garden, I love to read. I enjoy the quiet of my peaceful surroundings.

                  Why the Owner Chose St. Mary:
                  There are not many places that are this peaceful - if one car passes down the road during the day, its unusual. The sound of the birds and the leaves in the trees are the most prominent sounds - along the odd squeaks of the bamboo groaning in the wind and sounding like an old sailing ship! Actually I should add a bit about the local wildlife noises - the odd donkey and at night the crickets and tree frogs take over.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  Tranquil Farm has always had this name, the farmhouse is about 100 years old now - and the name still fits it perfectly. The farm house and cottage sit on a small hill inside a bigger valley. The view down the valley is over the top of mango trees and across the valley at the surrounding hills covered in lemon grass. I first saw the house when looking for a location for filming, it was love at first sight - a small wooden farm house hidden in a circle of trees.It was unique then, and even more so now. I have lived here now for 20 years, and I still love it. The cabin is in the garden of the old farm house - far away to be enough to be private, but hopefully giving those who are worried about being remote, a sense of security.


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                  Photos

                  • The cottage at Tranquil Farm in the morning light.

                    The cottage at Tranquil Farm in the morning light.

                  • The kitchen open to the garden

                    The kitchen open to the garden

                  • Balcony

                    Balcony

                  • Balcony with kitchen to the side

                    Balcony with kitchen to the side

                  • The view from the cottage balcony

                    The view from the cottage balcony

                  • View over the valley with Tranquil Farm and the cottage in the middle.

                    View over the valley with Tranquil Farm and the cottage in the middle.

                  • Ruby

                    Ruby

                  • Tranquil Farm

                    Tranquil Farm

                  • Garden detail

                    Garden detail

                  • Carlisle Bay - West Coast Beach, 10 minutes drive from the cabin

                    Carlisle Bay - West Coast Beach, 10 minutes drive from the cabin

                  • West Coast Beach Bar

                    West Coast Beach Bar

                  • West Coast Beach Bar

                    West Coast Beach Bar

                  • The bedroom

                    The bedroom

                  • Cabin under full moon - guests photo

                    Cabin under full moon - guests photo

                  • The cottage in evening light

                    The cottage in evening light

                  • Balcony

                    Balcony

                  • Driveway in June

                    Driveway in June

                  • Crossing the splash on the road to the house

                    Crossing the splash on the road to the house

                  • The entrance to Tranquil Farm house

                    The entrance to Tranquil Farm house

                  • A walk from the cabin down the road through the lemon grass, under mango trees.

                    A walk from the cabin down the road through the lemon grass, under mango trees.

                  • View from internet spot!

                    View from internet spot!

                  • Five Islands - West Coast Beach

                    Five Islands - West Coast Beach

                  • Rendezvous - South Coast Beach

                    Rendezvous - South Coast Beach

                  • Cabin in moonlight, guests picture

                    Cabin in moonlight, guests picture

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

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                  1 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

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