4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Villa, Private Pool, Tropical Gardens, Sleeps 8
About Sue Farnworth
Hi, I'm Sue and have had the pleasure of owning Calabash Villa for the last 10 years during which time we have enjoyed many family holidays at all times of the year. Before settling on Antigua we considered many places, eventually checking out Antigua which ticked all our boxes, English speaking, warm and sunny all year round, beautiful beaches and scenery and friendly people. We furnished the villa to create a modern, light, spacious design that lights up as the sun shines in through the many windows. We always feel uplifted whether in the villa, on the deck, in the pool or on the beach, the blue sky, turquoise sea and lush greenery colour everything.
Sue Farnworth purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Sue Farnworth chose Jolly Harbour
Alan and I bought our villa in 2007 and we have been visiting ever since often with our two grown up children and their partners who absolutely love Antigua. We often spend Christmas and New Year in Antigua and would recommend Sailing week (late April) and not forgetting Carnival ( August). Calabash is ideally positioned with all the conveniences of Jolly Harbour Marina and with several beautiful beaches within minutes For those wanting to explore the Island''s many sights, travel north to the colourful St. John's, Fort James and Dickinson Bay or turn south along the scenic Fig Tree drive to Falmouth Harbour, English Harbour and the historic Nelsons Dockyard.
What makes this Villa unique
You do not need to have a car to enjoy our villa, being within walking distance of Jolly Harbour with it's restaurants, bars, shops and golf course, beautiful Jolly Beach & Valley Church Beach with beach chairs, sailing etc. For those wanting to explore further you can hire a car from Jolly Harbour for a few days and see the many sites and history of the island. On returning to the villa after time on the beach you can cool off in the pool, enjoy the sun loungers with drinks and look forward to your own BBQ as the sun sets. There is a Management team who are happy to help you with any sight seeing arrangements and assist you during your stay at the villa.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
The Villa is ideally located on the outskirts of Jolly Harbour Marina. One of the best beach’s on the island, Jolly Harbour Beach, is just a short walk away.
A large supermarket in the marina comes in very useful, as does a nearby car hire shop and restaurants.
The Villa is spacious, well decorated & well equipped to suit the occupiers needs. We had 7 (4 Adults, 3 kids) in the villa and it’s 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms handled that with ease.
Having your own private pool is ideal, set within lovely garden surroundings. There’s useful extras such as return airport transfers included, gas BBQ, aircon, wifi, cable tv, water cooler, safe, beach towels, a number of sun loungers and outdoor furniture.
This was our 2nd stay in this villa and our 3rd in this particular road. Location is ideal. Décor & appearance of the villa is of a high standard.
The owner, Sue, is always quick to reply, helpful & reliable.
A great holiday in a great villa.
Excellent property & location
Calabash Villa was excellent, well appointed & spacious. Loved being so close to Epicurean Market & Jolly Beach. Would certainly recommend Calabash to everyone.
Thank you for your recommendation we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Calabash.
Great accommodations!! great location
My husband and I, along with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law (my 2 daughters joined us the last week of our three week vacation at Calabash Villa) Our driver was waiting for us at the airport and took us to the villa ,which was a short 30 minutes or so drive. He was pleasant and gave us a lot of recommendations on what to do and not to do on the island. When we arrived at the Villa. The entrance was so beautiful, with gorgeous, abundant flower bushes and tropical plants. everywhere . The garden attracted humming birds and butterflies which was so lovely. The large pool was next to see. It was Great! We were greeted by Mitty (Propery manager), who went over some info. We were so pleased with the appearance and cleanliness of the place. It was spacious and decorated nicely. Much bigger than we thought. The kitchen was fully stocked, the bathroom was stocked with fresh towels, the bedrooms had fresh soft linens and blankets and many pillows. We had a safe for our valuables. The washing machine was a wonderful addition . Beach towels were provided . There were flashlights for our evening walk. The pool was maintained weekly, we had cleaning service weekly, the gardener came in to tend to the beautiful lush garden. The grocery store was close., just a few minutes walk, The beach was a five minute walk. We walk to Bodogs beach club ,where they provided beach chairs and umbrellas for free , With the understanding that we would get our drinks from them and have lunch there. The mosquitoes come out from dusk and last for about an hour and a half so ....a bug repellent spray would’ve been nice to have however we did purchase Off bug spray at the local grocery store The villa provided a coil bug repellent which did little to repel the mosquitoes. We use the barbecue often . We made quite a few meals, The outdoor dining table was used often, it was so nice to have dinners outside. There were lots of restaurants close by, walking distance. The WiFi was very good and reliable cable tv was an added bonus for those lazy nights . The Villa also had board games and DVDs and books. It is not recommended that you drink the water in Antigua so the water canister provided was nice to have supplied to us . We felt safe all the time. Sue was very responsive when we needed to contact her. Mitty, was always ready to answer any questions we had. We will definitely returns with the rest of the family. Thanks Sue!
Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed staying at Calabash and found everything to your liking. Glendon does a great job looking after the garden. You seemed to have found your way around the local area including the restaurants at the marina and the lovely Jolly Beach all a short walk away. We look forward to welcoming you back one day in the future.
Happily go back !
Sue gave us all the information we needed prior to arrival and there was plenty more recommendations included with the villa on arrival.
Glenmore our taxi driver was very friendly welcoming us on arrival and was very helpful later in the week too. Mitty and the cleaner made check in smooth and easy.
The villa is even more beautiful than the photos. It had everything we needed for our group - adults and little ones.
Perfect for bbq-ing in, and also great location for eating out and popping to the beach for the crystal clear water and stunning sunsets.
Kitchen utensils were spot on. Plenty of towels. No problems with the wifi. Handy to have the washing machine.
I recommend golf buggy hire for anyone wanting to get around Jolly.
Our recommendations - Castaways, Sheer Rocks, Denis’s, Miracles, the Greek restaurant in Jolly, Boom (in English Harbour) and Shirley Heights.
We loved the island. It was paradise and we look forward to returning to Calabash.
We have stayed in quite a few villas and this was definitely the best. We could not find fault with anything. The villa had everything we needed and it all worked. It was good to have both fans and aircon as the weather was very changeable while we were there. The pool was lovely and a decent size, plus easy to get into without sharp edges. We could get to the supermarket, restaurants, and beach within a short walk, although we did hire a car. I would recommend not getting too small a car as the speed bumps are huge on the approach road.
We did have a problem following a power cut after a big rainstorm as the pool timer stopped working. Mitty, at the management company sorted the problem quickly and Barry, the maintenance man stayed until we arrived back to report the problem was resolved. Both were particularly helpful.
The airport transfers worked really well as it is not easy to negotiate the roads at night. Mitty arranged car hire for us and it turned up as promised on time.
We were only 2 but there is plenty of space for larger groups. There is a good choice of restaurants within walking distance. We had a great time at Al Portos, Melinis, and Sandra's on the beach next to Castaways.
Overall, I would recommend this villa.
Our villa is situated on the west coast of Antigua with its beautiful beaches many with beach bars offering food and drink and Jolly Harbour Marina which has restaurants, bars, large supermarket, 18 hole golf course and shops only 250 yards away. Take time out to travel around the Island driving through the Rainforest and a visit to the historical Nelsons Dockyard and views from Shirleys Heights should not be missed.
The perfect holiday villa where you can relax by the large pool in a stylishly furnished villa with a tropical garden overlooking a protected bird sanctuary and natural lake, enjoy sundowners on the deck and an evening barbecue. With 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms (1 en suite) it sleeps 8 comfortably. There is full air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout. Cable TV and Wi Fi internet facilities are provided. It has stylish outdoor furniture, Love Seat, BBQ and sun loungers with a large umbrella.