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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa with Stunning Views Over Montserrat

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Shell Villa's pool and 'infinity' deck with BBQ are feet from the ocean

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Last updated: 04/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Shell Villa is tucked away inside Turtle Bay on the south coast of Antigua, just west of Falmouth Harbour. Enjoy utter privacy and quiet as you sit on its large ocean-front deck and gaze at the spectacular sunsets over gently smoking Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning vistas of ocean and the gentle slopes surrounding Rendezvous Bay, not a single building mars the view - a very private bit of paradise.

The villa is fully equipped and furnished and has weekly garden, pool and maid service. The gardens and plunge pool (with sun deck and barbecue) are planted with gorgeous bougainvillaea, hibiscus, and palms.

Self sustaining and environmentally friendly, Shell Villa has solar panels with a backup generator and also has mains electricity. Voltage is US style 110/60 cycles. Additionally, its large water cistern enables you to enjoy pure rainwater for drinking, showering etc.

The gentle lap of waves on the shore lulls you to sleep, and greets you again as you wake to that wonderful Caribbean morning light. A short stroll along Turtle Bay there is a small pebble beach with sea shells and sea birds aplenty.

While the time you spend at the villa ensures quiet seclusion, there is plenty to do in the nearby environment. Falmouth Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard in English Harbour (a UNESCO World Heritage site) are a five-minute drive from the villa. They are visited by some of the most fabulous yachts in the world - catch them with binoculars as they majestically sail across the ocean view from Shell Villa.The constant flow of private yachts, their crew and guests, ensure a lively social scene and a plentiful supply of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars in these harbours.

For those who are athletic, more adventurous and energetic, there are some spectacular walks along the coast to totally deserted beaches, and wonderful views from some of the historic ruins around English Harbour and Shirley Heights. There are also tennis and squash courts nearby.as well as horseriding, scuba-diving and sailing.

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    There is plenty of room for smoking on the deck and covered veranda. We do ask that you do not smoke inside the house....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Shell Villa is set by itself in one-third of an acre of tropical gardens with mature palms, hibiscus and bougainvilleas...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Limited CD library...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    DVD Library. DVD is universal - plays US and European discs...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Stunning seascape views over the island of Montserrat...moreless

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor dining area seats 8. Outside dining set seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    There is an Antigua cell phone in the villa. Pay as you go for guests use. We ask you to leave the phone with at least the same amount on it as when you arrive....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Owners are keen cooks - very well equipped kitchen with herbs, spices etc...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size Fridge/freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Newly constructed ocean-front - 'infinity' deck....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2 BR (3 BR $3700)
Dec 1 - May 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,200
Low Season 2 BRs (3 BR $3,000)
May 16 - Nov 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,500
High Season 2 BR (3 BR $3700)
Dec 1 - May 15, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,200
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

For 2 or less bedrooms the minimum rates are $3200 in high season and $2500 in low season. 3 Bedrooms are $3,700 in high season and $3,000 in high season.

Special rates appy for Race week, Boat week, Christmans and New Year

One third deposit required on booking. Remaining two thirds is payable 2 months before the rental date.


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Last updated: 04/17/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Jenny and David are expatriate Brits who have lived in Washington DC for the last 15 years. Being close(er) to the Caribbean has allowed them to spend more time in Antigua

Why the Owner Chose Falmouth Harbour:
We lived in Antigua during the 1980s and loved it. We have been returning regularly since then and have been looking at property, In 2002 we fell in love with Shell Villa at first sight.It is right on the ocean, with unbelievable views over the undeveloped south of Antigua and across to the neighbouring island of Montserrat - home to an active volcano some 12 miles away. We are far enough away to never feel ill effects but close enough to enjoy the wonderful sunsets it generates. Shell Villa is set in a third of an acre and the garden is one of our joys - allowing us to grow palms and other tropical plants. In our absence the house is looked after by an Australian couple - Helen and Kevin - who live locally and a team of wonderful helpers - Daphne our Dominican maid and 'Juicy' our Antiguan gardener - sometime winner of Antigua farmer of the year.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Shell Villa is literally on the ocean. In 2006 we built a deck which takes us right to the high water line of Turtle Bay - wonderful for sunbathing and also for sipping cocktails and watching the sun set, as well as star gazing after dark. The sound of the waves is always there - soothing and relaxing. They rock you to sleep at night and wake you each morning to a wonderful new day.


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Photos

  • Shell Villa's pool and 'infinity' deck with BBQ are feet from the ocean

    Shell Villa's pool and 'infinity' deck with BBQ are feet from the ocean

  • Shell Villa is set in a third of an acre of tropical gardens

    Shell Villa is set in a third of an acre of tropical gardens

  • Mature palms and well tended gardens surround the Villa

    Mature palms and well tended gardens surround the Villa

  • Colorful Bananaquits attracted to the sugar water feeder on the deck

    Colorful Bananaquits attracted to the sugar water feeder on the deck

  • Breakfast bar

    Breakfast bar

  • Shell Villa features original artwork and a substantial book collection

    Shell Villa features original artwork and a substantial book collection

  • Outside dining for 6 on the covered deck

    Outside dining for 6 on the covered deck

  • Early morning on the deck

    Early morning on the deck

  • Wonderful view of the Queen Mary leaving Falmouth - from Shell Villa's garden

    Wonderful view of the Queen Mary leaving Falmouth - from Shell Villa's garden

  • Fabulous views from Shell Villa deck

    Fabulous views from Shell Villa deck

  • Spectacular views of yachts from the deck

    Spectacular views of yachts from the deck

  • Set in a third of an acre garden, Shell Villa is in a quiet residential area

    Set in a third of an acre garden, Shell Villa is in a quiet residential area

  • As the sun sets over Montserrat, a chance to catch the legendary 'green flash'

    As the sun sets over Montserrat, a chance to catch the legendary 'green flash'

  • Shell Villa from the road - plenty of off-road parking

    Shell Villa from the road - plenty of off-road parking

  • Master bedoom - which has separate access to the wrap around verandah

    Master bedoom - which has separate access to the wrap around verandah

  • Well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar

    Well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar

  • Shell Villa's spacious interior with traditional island style roof

    Shell Villa's spacious interior with traditional island style roof

  • Second Bedroom - which opens out on the the pool deck

    Second Bedroom - which opens out on the the pool deck

  • Poolside covered dining area

    Poolside covered dining area

  • wonderful ocean views from the deck

    wonderful ocean views from the deck

  • Plenty of facilities to relax in the on-shore breeze

    Plenty of facilities to relax in the on-shore breeze

  • Sundowners on the deck at dusk as Montserrat gently smokes in the background

    Sundowners on the deck at dusk as Montserrat gently smokes in the background

  • The three en-suite bathrooms feature stylish Italian hardware

    The three en-suite bathrooms feature stylish Italian hardware

  • Shell Villa faces the ocean in a third of an acre garden.

    Shell Villa faces the ocean in a third of an acre garden.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/17/2015
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