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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: 10/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Falmouth Harbour villa 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.

Keywords: Detached Villa

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

                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

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

                  • Oceanfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • 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
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season 2 BRs (3 BR $3,000)
                      May 31 - Nov 30, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500
                      High Season 2 BR (3 BR $3700)
                      Dec 1 - May 15, 2015
                      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: 10/11/2014
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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

                      • 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

                      • Spectacular views of yachts from the deck

                        Spectacular views of yachts from the deck

                      • The three en-suite bathrooms feature stylish Italian hardware

                        The three en-suite bathrooms feature stylish Italian hardware

                      • 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

                      • 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

                      • Fabulous views from Shell Villa deck

                        Fabulous views from Shell Villa deck

                      • Plenty of facilities and opportunity to relax

                        Plenty of facilities and opportunity to relax

                      • The three en-suite bathrooms feature stylish Italian hardware

                        The three en-suite bathrooms feature stylish Italian hardware

                      • Shell Villa faces the ocean.

                        Shell Villa faces the ocean.

                      VRBO #40246

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                      This listing was first published here in 2004.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, October 11, 2014

                      $2,500 - $3,200 per week (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 10/11/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/11/2014
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