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Antigua & Bamboo Garden were not affected by the recent hurricanes.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5 )

Lush Tropical Setting

Located at the foot of Monks Hill and within minutes walk to the sea and a short drive to English Harbour and yachts from all over the world. Bamboo Place is nestled in a lush tropical setting overlooking Falmouth Harbour.

The property consists of the Bamboo House and Bamboo Cottage connected by a swimming pool with a beautiful palm filled garden, rare giant White Bird of Paradise and clusters of tall bamboo adding to the tranquility, as the sway and rustle of these trees make music in the Caribbean breeze.

Bamboo House is a two story, the main level apartment is a spacious two bedroom, two bath with a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area and a huge adjoining verandah with dining table,sofa & large double hammock for reading or siesta's.

There is also a one bedroom, 2 story cottage available. Please see VRBO listing #266897.

The apartment and the cottage #266897 can be rented separately or as one. The owner lives on the upper floor of Bamboo House, however the property has been cleverly designed to give everyone their own access and privacy, while having the security of knowing there is someone around should you need any assistance.

The property has a very romantic and relaxed feeling and is an ideal place to just sit back and enjoy, also a good base from which to do your exploring of the Island.

Keywords: Home, comfortable, spacious,

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About The Owner

Your host Joanne Lighthizer is a Canadian who has lived in Antigua for 26 Years, at present she is working with local farmers to supply the yacht chefs and restaurants with fresh & organic local produce which guarantees you with a good supply whilst you are visiting. Having had a restaurant here for 12 of those years she loves meeting new people and helping them feel at home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001


Nearest Point of Interest
Pidgeon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Rendezvous Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
English Harbour & Nelson's Dockyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Shirley Heights Lookout
Car: recommended


Falmouth Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
ipod docking station, Very private large tropical garden


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews

Property was a lush tropical Paradise! Joanne was super helpful. Very nice property.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. Clean and enjoyed the garden and pool. Joanne has really put her heart and soul into her place.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing, Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Joanne for another very pleasant vacation. This is our second time at Bamboo House, my daughter's third. It was a very pleasant experience and Joanne is a wonderful host. If you want to experience Antigua, especially the Falmouth/English Harbor area, this a great place to base from. A rental car is necessary as so many things to see and do. You can choose to eat in or go to several nearby restaurants. You can hang at the private pool or choose from a myriad of beaches within a reasonable drive. When your day is over you can relax with the island night sounds with a rum punch and a book or attend a barbecue at Shirley Heights or events at the Dockyards. The bedrooms are separated, on an each side of the unit allow for individual privacy. The garden and grounds are beautiful as Joanne is an accomplished gardener and it is fun to watch the turtles from the veranda. It is hard not to feel at home here, we will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Joanne's Bamboo House Feb 17-24, 2017. The house, gardens and pool are exactly as they are pictured. Joanne was wonderful and helpful. There are lots of sounds at night and the windows have to be left open with fans running, so if you aren't a sound sleeper I would suggest ear plugs.

We throughly enjoyed the house and the pool. There is a small local market close by and it is necessary to rent a car while visiting. The beaches are beautiful and all the local people were helpful and nice. We would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tina thank you for your review, it was a pleasure meeting all of you. Nights will serenade you with the song of the peepers and the warm tropical breezes rustling in the trees. I look forward to seeing you again. All the best.
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The Perfect Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Joanne's place was the perfect home to experience the true Antigua.

Joanne was very welcoming and we arrived to a delicious platter of humus, coupled with a jug of the local Christmas drink, sorrel.

Joanne was on hand if needed and she happily shared with us her knowledge of the local area.

Her tropical garden was truly beautiful, the perfect place to relax and to enjoy the pool.

The house itself was spacious, clean and very well equipped. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it.

Thank you Joanne for making this a very memorable holiday, we hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I enjoyed meeting all of you and I look forward to seeing you again. All the best Joanne
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Paradise in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a paradise within paradise, this is the place for you!! When you arrive you may think, OH My what have we done. Step into Joanne's personally created, beautiful lush garden home and you will be reassured you chose the absolute BEST vacation spot. We stayed at Bamboo Cottage which was beautifully decorated with so many personal touches. Upon arrival there was cracker/cheese/fruit platter chilled in the fridge waiting for us. Joanne made homemade hummus which was out of this world!! Joanne is a WONDERFUL and gracious host and was always willing to assist in any way possible. We enjoyed seeing and speaking with Joanne whenever we chose. She was a wealth of knowledge helping us find our way around the island and recommending great dining choices. Our favorites were OJ'S and Papa's. You also have to go to Shirley Heights on Sunday for the BBQ and island music. We will DEFINITELY be going back and bringing friends with us. Thank you so much, Joanne for the BEST vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John & Nancy Thank you for your review, I very much enjoyed meeting you both and I look forward to your return. All the best, Joanne.
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Island Life

  • 5 of 5

We pride ourselves in never travelling to the same place twice.But we had to make an exception for Antigua and the Bamboo House. After our stay in 2015 we immediately started plans to return this year. Joanne has created a hidden garden paradise. We found that it provided perfect combination of vacation comfort and island living.. Conveniently located near English Harbor, it is close to shops, restaurants, beaches (we like Darkwood Beach--Hi, Marlon!), sunsets at Shirley Heights, and historical sites. A rental car is almost a necessity, but can be easily arranged before arrival. We ate in several times during our stay, the patio dining is lovely. The kitchen is fully furnished and there is a new, nice outside grill. Joanne is very knowledgeable about the island, and gives great advice about trips and excursions. In some cases she can get a better price by making arrangements for you, so make sure to ask. We highly reccomend.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure to again share Bamboo Garden and see you both and meet your family. I am hoping there will be a 3 rd time. Also thank you for the thoughtful card which is very much appreciated. All the best until we meet again.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars (my bank)

Bamboo Garden can be rented for 2 persons access 1 bedroom:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.