An elegant recently built home perched high above Falmouth Harbour, Pigeon Beach and Galleon Beach, and directly across from Shirley Heights Lookout, the villa was built to fit into the local historically rich environment of Nelson’s Dockyard and the National Park and the remains of strategic military installations, recently inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
English Harbour is located on the south coast of the island, and offers something for all ages. The activities available nearby includes scuba diving, fishing tours, boat rentals, sailing, tennis and horseback riding. Numerous restaurants, bars and clubs are located at English Harbour.
- Villa Overview
Inspired by local colonial history this elegant recently built home is perched high above Windward Bay and English Harbour and directly across Shirley Heights Lookout and the Pillars of Hercules landmark. The ocean views from this point are just stunning. It is a perfect spot for taking in the setting sun overlooking Montserrat and Redonda. To the south, Guadeloupe can be seen as well.
The house was built to fit in with the local historically rich environment of Nelson’s Dockyard and the National Park and the remains of strategic military installations, recently inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Upon entering this unique property, you will be astonished by its 18th century replication both on the interior and exterior. Identical replicas of cannons from the 18th Century French Frigate “Hermione” are strategically positioned at the entrance and above the poo to salute the entry of the Dockyard. On the inside of this modern 18th century style home selected decor, fixtures, lighting, and paintings were carefully chosen and placed to depict a typical house of this period.
Built from local stone, the villa occupies about 2 acres of a harbour side promontory, of the prestigious Windward Estates. Its unique location enjoys breathtaking sea views, and pleasant sea breeze all year round. The closest beaches are Windward Bay and Pigeon Beach.
The 8-bedroom property is comprised of the Main House, the “Grenier” (or loft), Guest Cottage, Children’s Cottage, swimming pool and its gazebo, surrounded by a lush garden.
The villa is available as a vacation home with 4, 6 and 8 bedroom options. It provides an ideal accommodation for those who love colonial history as much as the owners, families and group of friends, during regattas, as well as the perfect spot for events such as weddings or film shootings. This home will leave everyone astonished by its beauty and colonial historical charm.
8 BEDROOM OPTION
All bedrooms of this Caribbean holiday retreat are sophisticated; their furnishing is elegant. Each has private bathroom, ceiling fan and A/C, a veranda and / or balcony, and sea views. Two bedrooms are located on the main level, one bedroom is located on the lower level, and last bedroom of the main house is located in the “Grenier” (or attic). Two bedrooms are located in the Guest Cottage, and two bedrooms are located in the Children Cottage.
Bedroom 1 – Main Level - Master Bedroom - Queen Size bed with private bathroom including shower, bath tub and bidet, and access onto the terrace
Bedroom 2 – Main Level – Wide single bed with private bathroom including shower and private balcony
Bedroom 3 – Lower Level - Queen Size bed with private bathroom including shower
Bedroom 4 – Attic - Queen Size bed with private bathrom including shower
Bedroom 5 – Guest Cottage - King size four-poster bed with private bathroom including shower, and balcony.
Bedroom 6 – Guest Cottage - Two twin brass beds with private bathroom including shower, and balcony.
The cottage has a sitting room with TV and kitchenette.
Bedroom 7 – Children Cottage - King size bed wit private bathroom including shower, and veranda.
Bedroom 8 – Children Cottage - Two daybeds with trundle (suitable for adults also) with private bathroom including shower, and veranda.
The Main House is comprised of the Great Room, a formal living and dining area furnished with crafted colonial period mahogany furniture, decorated with historical paintings depicting the lives, loves and battles of Admiral Horatio Nelson and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte; this room is surrounded by the Veranda and an adjoining Montserrat Terrace, an outdoor covered area where breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in a comfortable atmosphere.
On the same level is the Den, a comfortable area with a leisure atmosphere to lounge, watch television, or enjoy a drink while taking in the view of Freeman’s Bay. Adjacent is the Master Bedroom with its antique queen size Antilles four-poster bed, en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. On this same level are a charming single bedroom, a guest powder room, and a fully equipped kitchen in which you can enjoy three beautiful sea views while preparing meals. On the lower level is the “Atelier” which overlooks Freeman’s Bay and the Pillars of Hercules, housing a carved four-poster bed, bathroom and exquisite antique pieces of furniture.
In the adjoining structure are the staff bathroom, laundry and linen storage, and the very British decorated Sports Room (with view of Pillars of Hercules) equipped with a Unica multi-faceted sports machine. Up the stairs is located the “Grenier”, a loft-like living space with a queen size four-poster bed, dressing area, bathroom with large walk-in shower, and small kitchenette to store drinks, snacks, and to make fresh pot of coffee.
The swimming pool, the ocean waters in the distance and the blue sky above all come together to form a sense of continuity with the horizon. A replica of a fort wall that is reminiscent to the military fortification so typical of the English Harbour in its glory days separates the pool from the sea. Just next to the pool is a small sandy beach with sea grape trees that give welcome shade from the Caribbean rays. The Pool Gazebo offers shade, a luncheon area and a fridge. An outdoor shower and lavatory facilities are available for your convenience.
The main house is equipped with Wi-Fi and cable TV.
The property is maintained by a housekeeper, a gardener and a pool-cleaning service.
Windward Estates is a gated community with security guards on duty 24 hours a day.
A separate building houses the Guest Cottage, a charming place with sitting room, kitchenette and TV. There are two bedrooms with their own bathrooms, one with two twin brass beds, the other with a lovely carved king size four-poster bed.
Down the hill a bit sits the Children’s Cottage. A tad far from the Main House, this cottage, while not self-sufficient, offers privacy to the young ones-and their parents-with a parents’ room with a king size bed, and in the children’s area two daybeds with trundle to provide sleeping for four children, if you dare! Each room has its own bathroom. In the absence of children, this cottage is perfectly suitable for adults.
Our concierge can book a variety of services for you: relaxing massages in the comfort of your private room, personal beautician, and spa treatments.
Power/Electricity Input and Output
Both 110V and 220V 60 Hz are available, as well as European standard electrical sockets.
Take into consideration of exquisite nature of the decor and the artistry of the interior and exterior of the villa; we are requesting that our guest supervise their children at all times during their stay at the villa.
Windward Estate is an ongoing development; therefore, construction of new villas and improvement to the infrastructure are continuous. The developers and key stakeholders agreed to keep the noise level at a minimum when guests are on property. Unfortunately, you should expect to hear some level of noise between the hours of 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm.
Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.
WHAT THE VILLA OFFERS
- Four, Six, Eight bedrooms – Max 15 Guests
- Housekeeper service / Ground keeper and pool maintenance
- Private swimming pool, lounge chairs, outdoor dining area
- All utilities, TV and Wi-Fi Internet
- A/C in all the bedrooms
- Airport transfers
- Grocery pre-stock service
- Concierge Services provided by Sea View Heights and / or the villa manager
STAFF AND SERVICES ON REQUEST
- Private Chef / Waitress, Server
- Food shopping service during your stay
- Laundry room with washer and dryer, upon request, the housekeeper will do your personal laundry at a cost
- Nanny Service / Crib, Highchairs, Playpen
- Spa Services
- Personal Driver with vehicle
Pigeon Beach. A striking stretch of sand at the mouth of Falmouth Harbour, Pigeon Point is the main public beach on the south coast. With a backdrop of sea grape trees and the occasional palm, it has calm and shallow water, making it good for families with children. A favourite spot for the local community as well as visitors, Pigeon Point's beach is also a fun place for snorkelling. Bring mask and fins!
Galleon Beach is situated at Freeman's Bay in English Harbour on the southern tip of Antigua in the heart of the National Park. The surrounding area is a beautiful blend of white sandy beaches, rolling hills, tropical vegetation, marine life, nautical atmosphere, and historical sites.
Rendezvous Bay. If you plan to spend some really private time on the beach, you might give the aptly named Rendezvous Bay a try. This beach is not easily accessible by car but you can have fun doing trekking there. The beach is a stunning stretch of soft white sand often labelled one of Antigua’s most beautiful for its natural intensity and mountainous backdrop.
Whatever your activity of interest, there are many choices for you among sports including water sports, hiking, fitness or even learning to swim in Antigua.
Antigua Equestrian Centre - Springhill Riding Club. The riding stables at Springhill in Falmouth are very close to several beaches and to the historic sites of English Harbour. Ride in the cool of the morning and explore the rest of English Harbour in the afternoon.
Temo Sports - Situated in English Harbour overlooking the Marina features two floodlit tennis courts and two glass- backed international squash courts.
Antigua Yacht Club - AYC is open to anyone who has an interest in all kind of water sports.
Ondeck Sailing - Offers a huge range of activities ranging from day charters, training courses, racing in the regattas, to group trips and events and, most importantly, we can create events to suit your particular requirements.
NEAREST RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE
When the sun has set and the stars begin to shine, the curtain can rise on the evening’s entertainment, especially during the winter months when the island is at its busiest.
Above the harbour, at Shirley Heights, are the partially restored fortifications of the harbour's colonial observation post. The view from Shirley Heights extends out over the harbour and far across the Caribbean to Montserrat and Guadeloupe. Everyone heads here on Sundays. The party begins as the sun sets and the steel band sound fills the air, followed by the exciting energy of reggae and soca live music. Barbequed food is available to soak up some of those rum punches. The steel band also plays on Thursday nights from 4pm. Shirley Heights can be reached via Lookout Trail, a nature walk that departs from Galleon Beach through a forest of trees. Descending the trail is not advisable after dark or barbecue revelry.
Catherine’s Café, located on Pigeon Beach (one of the most fabulous beaches in Antigua) has always been a favourite lunch destination for ‘those in the know’ looking to enjoy great French cuisine and fine wines in good company.
Pillars, one of The Admiral’s Inn restaurants, is located in the history-seeped Nelson’s Dockyard. The waterfront setting is traditional and has a view of the Powder Magazine and Pillars’ sister restaurant Boom, easily accessed by boat service between the two. Both restaurants offer laid-back quality lunch and dinner fares.
Cloggy’ s, located upstairs at the Marina, has a great yacht club atmosphere and a great view of the sailing and motor yachts anchored in the Marina. Generous portions, dieters beware. The bar scene is very lively.
Abracadabra, in English Harbour, transforms from an elegant Italian restaurant in the early evening to a pulsating outdoor nightclub later on. A variety of DJs lead
the crowd to dance under the stars. This is a busy bar during the winter with fair priced drinks and friendly staff. Occasional live performances by worldwide known artists are the cherry on the cake.
South Point, located in Falmouth Harbour, takes its inspiration from Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. South Point’s restaurant offers an eclectic mix of authentic flavours. In keeping with its cosmopolitan character, the South Point dining experience is the perfect combination of international taste and local flavour. There is also a sushi bar.
Sun Ra, as seen from the road side, is an unassuming Caribbean wooden house set in a pretty garden lit up by dancing lights in the trees. Once you head through the wooden gate, and as you round the corner onto the gallery your senses are sent into overload: aromas of fresh cooked food from the kitchen, the warm and calming effect created by the lighting and the stunning views of the harbour on which the restaurant is located.
Famous Mauro is located just past Cobb’s Cross junction. Mauro is a skilful Sardinian pizzaiolo. His restaurant has a simple open-air terrace; the pizzas are perfectly cooked in a wood oven, and the atmosphere is relaxed.
ABOUT ENGLISH HARBOUR
English Harbour, a natural harbour and historical settlement on the southern tip of the island of Antigua, is a major boating centre, especially adapted to yachting. There are two sheltered deep-water harbours nearby: English Harbour itself and Falmouth Harbour. English Harbour is best known for Nelson’s Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where Admiral Horatio Nelson found natural protection for his fleet. This former British Navy base is now considered to be the only working Georgian dockyard in the world. English Harbour is a major sailing hub of the Caribbean, with many world-renowned regattas taking place here every year. The most active period for the Harbour is November to May annually when those with a passion for yachting or sailing have the chance to participate in any one of the island’s events, including the following:
• Antigua Charter Yacht Show: early December
• Superyacht Challenge: late January /early February
• R.O.R.C. 600 Caribbean: mid February
• Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: April
• Antigua Sailing Week: late April/early May.
8 BEDROOM OPTION
Low Season - MINIMUM STAY 7 NIGHTS
WEEKLY RATES - NIGHTLY RATES
8 BEDROOMS - 15 GUESTS
US $39,900.00 US $5,700.00 PER NIGHT
8 bedroom option
WEEKLY RATES - NIGHTLY RATES
8 BEDROOMS - 15 GUESTS
US $42,000.00 US $6,000.00 PER NIGHT
8 bedroom option
WEEKLY RATES - NIGHTLY RATES
8 BEDROOMS - 15 GUESTS
PRICE UPON REQUEST