About the property
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
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Property capable of sleeping 2-10 people with large garden and pool, near beach
This large private villa has had a new kitchen , new swimming pool and covered barbeque area built in the Summer of 2011 standing on a quarter of an acre plot . The garden is laid out to grass and many tropical plants and trees. All bedrooms are air conditioned and the master bedroom opens up onto the veranda with a view of the pool. Close to several beaches and award winning restaurants. There is also a detached 1 bedroom cottage available in the grounds at an extra cost. The bedroom in the cottage has a view of the pool and open onto the veranda. The main house can sleep 8 and the cottage 2. The property is set in a quiet residential area. The property is only 8 minutes from the airport, 4 minutes to the nearest beach, 8 minutes to the best golf club on the island and less than 10 minutes from 5 great restaurants. There is an excellent supermarket 10 minutes away and the capital St Johns is only a 15 minute drive. The guest cottage will not be rented out separately to the house.
Antigua is not only famous for its beaches but for other leisure facilities including fishing, sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kite surfing, golf, horse riding and tennis.
Antigua has good duty free shopping with rum, spirits, cigars and competitive jewellery stores.
The local supermarkets sell Caribbean, American and well known British branded goods.
There are plenty of banks, petrol stations and places to buy food and other goods on the island.
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- Jan 23, 2018
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A wonderful week in Antigua
We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful place. The house was just as described on the website and the location was quiet and peaceful. All the party, including parents, grand parents and grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A car is essential but there are some beautiful beaches located within a short distance. Our favourite restaurant and beach was Cecilia's at Dutchman's Cove where we enjoyed some delicious lunches. I would have liked to stay longer and hope to visit again at some point.
Jennings House - Hodges Bay, Antigua
We spent 3 weeks in Jennings House during February 2011. There were 3 couples and 2 kids (4 months and 2 years old). We had a fabulous time and the accommodation was perfectly adequate for our numbers. A car for certainly the majority of the stay is I would say is essential as shops, most restaurants and beaches are some way away. Although there is AC in the bedrooms, we found the overhead fans were adequate and hardly ever used the AC, thus saving on electricity. The pool area was fabulous and a real plus for the facility, even though there was a considerable leak while we were there and we had to continually top up with the water hose. This also caused considerable damp a nd wet conditions around the villa. We understood that this fault will soon be mended, which is essential.
To sum up, the villa in a quiet residential area is ideal for a family holiday of quite large numbers and we would thoroughly recommend it.
Fun and Games at the Jennings Home
What a wonderful time we had in Antigua! The house was perfect for all of us and so very comfortable. We were 5 adults and 3 kids in our group. John, the very charming property manager, brought us an extra bed for one of the kids so they could all bunk together. We loved the back yard and especially. We had some fun games of capture the flag and relay races in the pool. Lots of happy times were had at the Jennings Home. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We saw most of the island...zip lining, Shirley Heights for the Sunday night party, kayaking and snorkeling with Paddles, horseback riding, eating a lot of local food, Dickenson Bay, exploring the many beautiful beaches and drinking Wadadli beer! We would love to be able to return for a visit some day soon.
John was a real treat and joy to have around. He is so full of life and joy and funny stories. We shared some good times and laughs with him. He brought us some aloe for our sunburns, cuts and bites. You are quite fortunate to have him as your property manager and an ambassador for visitors like us.
We were so glad to have found this Villa! It was perfect for a group of four 30 year old, and one 60 year old, for a week in December. Close to the Airport, a quiet and safe neighbourhood, within walking distance of restaurants and a good swimming beach - although a car would be necessary for a stay of more than a few days. For us, it was a good base to explore the island and quickly became a home we were all glad to get back to. Unlike your last reviewer, we had no problem with electricity bills! but were aware of the scarce resources on the island and did not use the AC much - when we were there, it wasn't really needed. The owners could not have been more helpful and the property manager was friendly and efficient. The property is very much as described, and was clean and well kept. We were attending a wedding at a hotel nearby: and so location was important. The Villa would be great for family holiday or older people, or for those whose priority is swimming and water sports. We have already recommended the proberty to a number of people.
BEWARE OF ELECTRCITY CHARGE
It has taken almost 3 months for my security deposit to be returned to me and a deduction was made for additional electricty. When the villa was booked there was no mention of this additional charge.
There is no air conditioning in the lounge, the owners informed us upon our return that we should have left the front door open to create a draught.
Only the central element of the toaster worked, which meant it took twice as long to toast one slice of bread !!!!, maybe this is the reason for the extra electricty charge.
There was no hot water in the morning in the cottage, cold showers are GREAT !!!!
We welcome all feedback from clients but a 1 out of 5 for a poor toaster and the inability to read our property description and terms is a bit hard. One of my regular clients thinks this review is CRAZY and totally unfair!
Firstly we only advertise Air Conditioning in the bedrooms not in the lounge. The house was designed to take advantage of sea breeze, but this breeze can not be guaranteed 24/7. We surveyed clients whether AC was required in the lounge when we refurbished in 2007 and the clear response was that clients did not come to Antigua to sit in our lounge! Hence we don;t have AC in it. However we do have fans in the lounge.
With regard to electricity costs, we try not to make any extra charges, but it is clearly stated in our terms, that we reserve the right to pass on any excessive electricity costs. This is to deter people leaving all AC's 24/7 which over a week would cost us around £500+ and is not great for the environment!
On the subject of the toaster, we will replace this, but if the clients had asked the property manager he would have done changed this instantly.
Regarding deposits we have had several problems with electronic transfers, but we have no idea that things have gone wrong until we hear from our clients. The banks don't call us, but I wish they did!
What is interesting is that in reality we have had many "repeat bookings", many "referrals", and lots of great feedback, so we can't be that bad! With over 34 clients in the last 2 years we have only received 2 complaints. We get over 60 requests to stay at the house per year and we only allow a maximum of 17 rents per year as we are a non-profit organisation.
Lastly an American travel site has listed us as the best value 4 bedroom villa with Private Pool in the Caribbean! You can pay up to £50,000 per week for as villa in Antigua..so our price from £699 per week is not bad even if the toaster's not great!
As usual we had a fantastic time !! John was great and catered for all our needs and whenever we needed to know anything or enquired about trips,restaurants best beaches , he was quite happy to put himself out to make sure we had a wonderful time . we knew any queries we had John was the guy to ask .
The boys loved the large pool and white sandy beaches especially Half moon bay and long bay with its shallow children friendly waters that you can see lovely shoals of fish yet again we will definitely be coming back and can't wait !! thanks and kind regards the Colliers .
The property is situated on the Northern Coast and stands on a quiet, quarter acre plot. The garden is completely enclosed and private, with fruit trees, tropical plants and a private pool. The nearest beach is 850 meters away or 3 minutes drive. Antigua has 365 beaches. All the main beaches are within a 3-45 minute drive. One of Antigua's best beaches is 8 minutes drive away. Cedar Valley golf course is the best golf course on the island and is only a 5 minute drive from the property. It has an 18 hole, par 69, 5932 yard course. VC Bird International Airport at St Johns is 10 minutes away, but there is no aircraft noise. 3 minutes to two great restaurants 5 minutes to the golf club 5 minutes to nearest village 3 minutes to a dock for fishing 15 minutes to capital St John's with Duty Free Shopping. 10 minutes to airport. 12 minutes to an excellent supermarket. 3 minutes to nearest beach. 40 minutes from Historic Sites Golf: Golf Cedar Valley golf course is the best golf course on the island and is only a 5 minute drive from the property. It has an 18 hole, par 69, 5932 yard course. They do allow visitors to play on the course and use their clubhouse, restaurant and other facilities from about £15 a round depending upon exchange rate. This is a well maintained and highly regarded club with better than average facilities. There are several courses on the island including Jolly Harbour which is an 18 hole, par 71 6001 yard course which is within a 30 minute drive. Clubs and carts are available to hire from both courses.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The maid is provided 2 days each week though there is an option of having a maid more often (at £35 per day). There may also be a charge for excessive use of of electricity (if the air conditioning is used constantly). There is a £400 security deposit payable with the final instalment .
30% is due on booking and the balance plus a £400 security deposit is due no more than 6 weeks before arrival