Spectacular views in a secluded slice of heaven only 2 min walk to the beach
About Rochelle Mourgue
Regulars to the Caribbean for many years but often returning again and again to Barbados, we thought we would branch out and try Antigua. We were sold! Beautiful beaches, wonderful locals, the views, the restaurants and so much more. So, we made a few more trips and while we had been very happy to indulge ourselves at some of the best hotels the Caribbean had to offer, we began to think about owning our own piece of paradise. To be able to just jump on the plane, knowing everything you need is there is very special. So we set off two years ago having scoped out the real estate brokers and the various properties beforehand. My husband was very keen on one place in particular. We arrived and looked round but much to his disappointment it just wasn’t working for me. We viewed a few more properties, none of which floated our boats. The real estate broker had now got a feel for what we were looking for and almost as an afterthought showed us Zandoli. Tensions melted immediately as we knew we had found our new holiday home. We offered there and then and had our offer accepted. After a lengthy purchasing process we became the owners of a piece of Antiguan nirvana.
Rochelle Mourgue purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Rochelle Mourgue chose English Harbour
A stone’s throw from the most beautiful beach on the island, the views from the villa are heavenly both by day and with sundowners on the veranda as the sun sets across the harbour below. Walking to dinner through the lush vegetation under a starry sky after a day relaxing on the veranda or strolling to the white sandy beach for a refreshing dip and drink are what this place is all about. While Pigeon Beach is chilled out there are more frenetic (if Antigua can ever really be described as frenetic) places a short distance if you want to party or have teenagers in tow.
What makes this Villa unique
Having spent our honeymoon in Bali, we fell in love with the architecture there and this villa has a distinctly Balinese feel. It’s laid back living with the inside flowing out into the beautiful gardens. There are lovely spots to while away the day with a book and a glass of something cold and exceptional views when even reading becomes too much trouble. We love being able to just stroll 3 minutes to a picture perfect beach and relax at a chilled out beach restaurant with exceptional seafood.
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We had an amazing time, absolutely beautiful property with a great location. Rochelle the homeowner set us up with a chef Jennifer Warren for the week and she handled shopping for us and had the fridge stocked and dinner ready when we got there. Fiona took great care of us with the house cleaning- what a pleasure to have that as this is not the usual case when renting a home.
Thank you all and we are looking forward to coming back next year.
Thank you for your warm review of Zandoli, we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us.
Team Zandoli look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Lovely holiday house in the best location
Perfect location for Nelsons Dockyard and the arrival of those, like our son, completing the Talisker Whisky Challenge. Supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, shops and of course the beautiful Pigeon Point beach and Catherines Cafe all within easy, if a bit hilly, walking distance. A car helps. Stunning outdoor areas immaculately kept, a perfect swimming pool and lush garden with a complete outdoor kitchen and dining area for entertaining and plenty of furniture for total relaxation. Lovely views from the balconies and a through breeze upstairs. We all slept well for the 10 nights we stayed and were very comfortable. The kitchen has all the equipment one would need both for interior and exterior dining and Fiona looked after us all brilliantly and that was a huge treat. Perhaps an electric gate would be helpful and possibly air con although the fans seemed to work well. Mosquitoes are an issue on the island - the house has mosquito nets and electric traps - but come with plenty of repellent. We were able to be in touch easily with the owner and Fiona and anything which required attention was dealt with speedily. Would we stay again - absolutely - and we would highly recommend this lovely house to anyone visiting Antigua.
The entire team at Zandoli thank you for your kind words in this incredible review of our home in paradise.
Delighted your stay was wonderful & it’s been super to hear about your adventures on island.
We very much look forward to seeing you again.
Wonderful villa in fantastic location
We stayed here for two weeks with extended family - it is a beautifully presented and spacious villa with pretty landscaped garden. The housekeeper, Fiona, could not have been more helpful and is there 3 days a week keeping the place immaculate, changing towels, linen etc. Loved the fact that it is walking distance to beach and many restaurants and a few shops so no need for a car, the local taxis do not mind taking the short trip back to the villa (up hill) after dinner or with shopping. We took the owner's recommendation of a Chef for a few days and (Jennifer Warren) made some delicious meals and also did a couple of big shops for us so we didn't waste our holiday in the supermarket. Highly recommend this fantastic holiday home.
It was a pleasure having your group stay at Zandoli & we are thrilled that you had a wonderful vacation.
We agree location is key and Zandoli truly offers its guests the very best of everything available locally.
Our Zandoli team would like to thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Great family sailing trip
Well appointed beautiful villa perfectly located for day sailing out of English or Falmouth harbors. Really couldn’t ask for a nicer villa. Spacious, with a responsive owner, lovely housekeeper, lovely gardens. Very nice beach a short walk away. Our party ranged from 7-10 over the course of the week and we had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the place. The pool and outside grill area made for perfect afternoons after sailing. We hired a chef referred by the owner or his staff to provision the villa and cook dinner 6 of 7 nights - that was a veritable home run. We also took their taxi company referral- Biggs, and that also could not have been better, as moving my clan around had its challenges. Thank you Rochelle.
It was a delight to have your family stay at Zandoli and the team thank you for a wonderful review.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Old World Caribbean Style perfect Serenity
We Loved the property and would definitely stay here again. I totally recommend this Villa. The living space and Pool area are beautiful and we spent a lot of time outdoors. We were a little nervous about not having A/C but we were never that hot. The ceiling fans worked great. Although A/C in the bedrooms and an electric gate would make the villa perfect.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Zandoli, we appreciate your views and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Outstanding place! Immaculate.
What a beautiful place! It was immaculate and the owners instruction manual was the most helpful and detailed we've ever seen.
Fiona was in call to help us if we needed anything !
Team Zandoli would like to thank you for your wonderful review.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.