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Eco Cottage in Peaceful Caribbean Woodlands

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:0.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 bedroom cabin with kitchen and bathroom, solar power and collected rain water

Tranquil Farm is an old farm house hidden away, off the grid, in a beautiful and unspoilt area of Antigua's woodlands. the cottage is in the grounds of the large garden, surrounded by woodland.

The cabin itself is a recently built Caribbean style cottage, and is totally eco, with solar energy ( 110V USA plugs) and uses only collected rainwater. The shower is open to the sky, and the kitchen is open to the garden.

The bedroom is large ( 16 x16) and airy with windows on 3 sides, the door on the 4th wall leads Narnia like through the wardrobe to the bathroom and kitchen. From the netted four poster bed, you look over the balcony and through the garden to the rolling hills covered in lemon grass.
On the balcony there is a large hammock,( there is actually a second one to put up should you wish) perfect for a long lounge with good book - and a glass of wine...or two! We have a selection of books in the cottage and a bottle of wine on your arrival.
At night to sit on the balcony in the candle light, or no light at all and look at the stars.
The kitchen has a table top, 3 burner cooker, and an under counter gas fridge. There are all the pots, pans, cutlery and glasses etc you will need. The kitchen has no side wall, so the cafe table and chairs are almost sitting in the garden !

The cottage is screened all around, and has screen doors.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 624 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, and I have a single bed to be put into the room, or on the balcony, or a tent for the garden beside the cottage....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets would be considered, but we do have 2 dogs here, and ducks that roam free....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • The bedroom is large and airy, 16 ft x 16 ft with a four poster bed draped with a hand made mosquito net. All the windows have mosquito netting and the doors are screened. White cotton and bamboo sheets and towels. There is electric lighting supplied by the solar batteries, but there are also oil lamps and candles that add a wonderful romantic glow to the evenings. Some people at first find the sound of the tropics at night rather loud, the tree frogs and crickets - you may want to bring ear plugs for your first night until you get used to the sounds....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Full 1: toilet, outdoor shower

    The shower has stable height walls, otherwise open....moreless

  • The shower is private, but open with views of the surrounding woods. In other words the walls come to chest height and there is no ceiling ....there is hot and cold soft rain water with a large shower head. A low water usage flushing toilet. Please remember we are using only rain water, and in the dry season which runs from January - June we need to be thoughtful about this....moreless


  • Books:

    A large supply of books, and we have plenty more in the old house if you don't find what you like....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The view is across the garden to the hills covered in lemon grass....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The nearest beach is approx a 7 minute drive away. The island is only 10 x 12 miles so never far from the sea, the Caribbean side, with the best beaches is 20 minutes away....moreless

  • Rural:

    Tranquil Farm is in a quiet valley with no other houses nearby....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Table and chairs in the kitchen area, but we can supply more should you wish to invite over friends....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Line in the garden - with a dash of trade winds !...moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Linens Provided:

    White cotton and bamboo sheets, blankets and covers for winter nights....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large balcony of 160 sq feet with comfy chairs and hammock in place of a living room....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    A local cell phone is supplied for your use....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    A short walk from your car to the cabin....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone:

    a local cellular phone for you to use while out and about or make reservations....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Small front loader washing machine in main house which you welcome to use....moreless

  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet:

    The cabin has its own router but is connected to the main house. Internet is on most of the day but off at night due to power usage. Please let us know if you need extended hours....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We always put food and a bottle of something for your first night and breakfast, please let us know if you have any particular wants ! Arrival meals can be ordered....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    cafetiere and an Italian style stove top espresso maker. Starter kit of coffee supplied!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the pot and pans you need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of plates, glasses and bowls....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has a 3 ring table top gas stove, a gas fridge. Plenty of pots, pans and utensils. Hot and cold running water in the sink. The kitchen is open to the garden, so meals are al fresco...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items in place, and supplies for your first supper and breakfast will be in the fridge on your arrival....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Under counter fridge gas fridge - which has a small freezer compartment....moreless

  • Stove:

    3 ring table top gas stove....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    A camping toaster that makes toast over the stove top or a girdle....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Large balcony with hammock ( a 2nd in the cupboard if you want 2) with view across garden to the hills....moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Available to rent in English Harbour...moreless

  • Boat:

    A day charter in a traditional Caribbean sloop can be arranged....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large balcony with hammock ( a 2nd in the cupboard if you want 2) with view across garden to the hills....moreless

  • Golf:

    Cedar Valley Golf Course is a 30 minute drive....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The cabin has a small private area, but welcome to roam the whole garden, and collect your own eggs from the chicken....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A traditional Caribbean 'coal pot' with locally made charcoal supplied....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Carlisle Bay resort is a 10 minute drive - with tennis courts and a Spa for after !...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Car: Necessary

The cottage is in the countryside, in a peaceful valley with no other houses in sight. There are country walks from the cottage and guided rainforest tours nearby. Its a short drive the beaches, the West Coast Caribbean side beaches have the most amazingly blue water colour and white white sand.These are about 20 minutes away. South there is Rendezvous Beach, a long wonderful beach with no buildings,( so take a picnic). We are very close to Wallings Dam, where there paths through the woods up over the hills and down to Rendezvous Beach, this is a long hike so best guided!

East, there is Half Moon Bay, with the wilder waters of the Atlantic being slightly tamed as they enter the cove. We are centrally located in Antigua, which is only 10 miles by 12 miles - so never far to any coast or anywhere!

Northwards near the airport on the East and Atlantic coast at Jabberwock Beach there is kite boarding and wind surfing. South again there is English Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard for sailing and sitting in the cafes and watching the boats and the world in general go by, or for evenings with lots of restaurants and bars!

A 4 x 4 is best to get around in Antigua, and it is essential for getting to this remote cottage.


Owner info

About the owner: I am from England originally, but have been living in the Caribbean for 25 years. I run a Production Service Company which assists film makers and photograhers who come into the Caribbean Region. When not filming on location I live at Tranquil Farm with my daughter, dogs, ducks and chickens! I love to garden, I love to read. I enjoy the quiet of my peaceful surroundings.

Why the Owner Chose St Mary, Antigua and Barbuda:
There are not many places that are this peaceful - if one car passes down the road during the day, its unusual. The sound of the birds and the leaves in the trees are the most prominent sounds - along the odd squeaks of the bamboo groaning in the wind and sounding like an old sailing ship! Actually I should add a bit about the local wildlife noises - the odd donkey and at night the crickets and tree frogs take over.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Tranquil Farm has always had this name, the farmhouse is about 100 years old now - and the name still fits it perfectly. The farm house and cottage sit on a small hill inside a bigger valley. The view down the valley is over the top of mango trees and across the valley at the surrounding hills covered in lemon grass. I first saw the house when looking for a location for filming, it was love at first sight - a small wooden farm house hidden in a circle of trees.It was unique then, and even more so now. I have lived here now for 20 years, and I still love it. The cabin is in the garden of the old farm house - far away to be enough to be private, but hopefully giving those who are worried about being remote, a sense of security.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Balcony with shingled wall

    Balcony with shingled wall

  • kitchen and balcony

    kitchen and balcony

  • Kitchen


  • evening light

    evening light

  • The view from the cottage balcony

    The view from the cottage balcony

  • Driveway in June

    Driveway in June

  • Ruby


  • Garden detail

    Garden detail

  • Carlisle Bay - West Coast Beach, 10 minutes drive from the cabin

    Carlisle Bay - West Coast Beach, 10 minutes drive from the cabin

  • West Coast Beach Bar

    West Coast Beach Bar

  • Bedroom


  • Kitchen


  • Balcony


  • pathway from parking to cottage.

    pathway from parking to cottage.

  • Crossing the splash on the road to the house

    Crossing the splash on the road to the house

  • View over the valley with Tranquil Farm and the cottage in the middle.

    View over the valley with Tranquil Farm and the cottage in the middle.

  • A walk from the cabin down the road through the lemon grass, under mango trees.

    A walk from the cabin down the road through the lemon grass, under mango trees.

  • Five Islands - West Coast Beach

    Five Islands - West Coast Beach

  • West Coast Beach Bar

    West Coast Beach Bar

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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