Eco Cottage in Peaceful Caribbean Woodlands(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
1 bedroom cabin with kitchen and bathroom, solar power and collected rain water
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 cottage is screened all around, and has screen doors.
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Member since: 2011
- 624 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Car Available
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- 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
- 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
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Water Sports
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available
- Filtered Water
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone:
- Paper Towels
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar Panels
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Water Tank
- Wireless Internet:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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:
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter - High Season
Dec 1 - May 1, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
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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.
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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Balcony with shingled wall
kitchen and balcony
The view from the cottage balcony
Driveway in June
Carlisle Bay - West Coast Beach, 10 minutes drive from the cabin
West Coast Beach Bar
pathway from parking to cottage.
Crossing the splash on the road to the house
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.
Five Islands - West Coast Beach
West Coast Beach Bar
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017
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