|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Shell Villa is tucked away inside Turtle Bay on the south coast of Antigua, near Falmouth Harbour. Enjoy utter privacy and quiet as you sit on its large new ocean-front deck and gaze at the spectacular sunsets over gently smoking Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning vistas of ocean and the gentle slopes surrounding Rendezvous Bay, not a single building mars the view - a very private bit of paradise.
The villa is fully equipped and furnished - just bring beach towels - and has weekly garden and maid service. The gardens and plunge pool (with sun deck and barbecue) are planted with gorgeous bougainvillea, hibiscus, and palms.
Dear Jenny and David,
We are still coming down (and trying to retard the descent) from our lovely week at Shell Villa. Every single day we commented on how lucky we were to have selected it over any other option on the island. It is a piece of heaven. We were so comfortable and so pleased with everything there, and eagerly look forward to a time when we can return... Also, Jenny and John couldn't have been more gracious and we enjoyed visiting with them.
Thank you for all of your suggestions on activities and dining. We took advantage of many of them. We had very good dinners at Alberto's,Abracadabra and Le Cap Horn, and had some fine ones at home as well... Meals at home overlooking the sea were beyond compare!
We found the best snorkeling right off your rocks, and then at Rendezvous Beach... we were rewarded with the gorgeous views above the sea, and we were delighted to catch the end of Sailing Week (N has a small boat on Lake Norman here). Nirvana!
We wish you many, many happy years at your piece of paradise, and hope to get back to it before long.
This is a a wonderful private villa on the water. The views of the rocky coastline, with an occasional glimpse of smoky Monseratt are beautiful. It has the best equipped kitchen of any house we have ever rented, and my husband and i are very picky about the kitchen. We spent all of our time there in the pool or on the deck area with an occasional nap the the hammock. The house description was accurate and it was very clean. The garden area around the deck and the pool is well maintained and adds to the feeling of the island paradise. The stargazing from the deck at night is exceptional. The owners were very responsive prior to our trip, and the island managers, Clare and Nathan, were always available to answer any questions we had about the house or the island. Valentino, the driver that met us at the airport was great, he drove us to a sailboat cruise at Jolly Harbour called "Catch the Cat" that was a wonderful lunch sail with swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. The boatyards nearby are very interesting to walk around, and there are several good restaurants in the area. The only negative is the bumpy dirt road that you have to travel to get to the villa, but that only makes it that much more private and quiet. It was a relaxing place to spend our first week in Antigua.
What a wonderful place to stay. A secluded villa, with 3 luxurious double bedrooms, well equipped kitchen and dining room and a fantastic vista dining/decking area outside. Plunge pool when too hot (which is often on this paradise island), outside shower and the Caribbean lapping onto the garden - what more could you want! 10 minutes drive to local amenities, restaurants, bars and attractions such as English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard. Well maintained by the owners with a housekeeper and gardener on site. I would thoroughly recommend this holiday destination to anyone wanting to visit Antigua - what a find.
We had the most wonderful vacation in your perfect Shell Villa!! From the beginning to the end of our trip, everything was heavenly! A large part of the success was due to your expert organization! Valentino met us at the airport; I was with him, with our three car caravan following, as we embarked on our first thrilling ride to Shell Villa. (By the end of the week we all felt like accomplished drivers, as we mastered the road to the house and driving on the "wrong side" of the road!) The house was as charming as we had hoped!! ...And your suggestion of having Patsy prepare our first night's meal was a perfect start. Helen and Kevin were so warm and helpful; we loved them, as well as Daphne and Juicy!! (Juicy even made a "lobster spear" for my son to use while snorkelling!) What an amazing group of people you have taking care of your home! Our children surprised us with a special catered dinner by Ruthie on Thursday night. She to was awesome~a real gourmet chef. (We put the little ones to bed and she served all of us an amazing candlelight multi-course dinner on your wonderful deck under a full moon!) We would begin each day just "hanging out" around the house...snorkeling, playing in the pool with the kids, looking for treasures on the rocky beach. Then after naps and lunch our caravan would head out for the afternoon to explore the island and its many gorgeous beaches, but we were always eager to head back to "our comfy cottage" which really had everything we wanted.
Well, I could go on and on about Shell Villa and all of your special touches, which made our stay so fabulous. You really have done a great job of thinking of everything! We have rented many vacation houses and our experience at Shell Villa is now at the top! You found the best spot on the island and I am so glad I found you!!
Thank you for all of your attention and helpful emails!! Planning a vacation for six adults and three little ones can be a challenge, but you made it fun and easy. Maybe we will bump into you sometime, since we are almost neighbors in the States! :):) In the meantime, we are all dreaming of another vacation in your little spot of paradise!
We just returned from a visit to Antigua and an enjoyable stay at Shell Villa. This is a lovely home in a very quiet area. We were greeted by Valentino who took us to the store and then guided us to Shell Villa. When we arrived, Helen was there and showed us all the features of the home and gave us some island visiting tips. The best part of Shell Villa is the deck where we sat every morning and every evening to watch the sailboats go by and to enjoy the sunsets. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils and is was great that when we arrived there were already eggs, juice, bread and fresh fruit waiting for us. If you are looking for privacy and some lovely "down" time, you will find it at Shell Villa.
Special in every way. We went with our two year old toddler and enjoyed the sparkling, refreshing pool every day along with the beautiful family friendly beaches a short drive away. The owners are wonderfully kind and the house is cared after well by professional team on the Island. The sunsets each night were incredible and we sat armchair surfing, watching the waves and their surfers most evenings until the moon came up. The kitchen is well equipt with cooking essentials and more, dishwasher and an amazing gas BBQ, which was used much. This place wont disappoint. Many thanks.
During August 2014 my then Fiancée and I stayed at Shell Villa for two weeks during which time we were married at the villa itself.
From the time of our arrival at the airport, being greeted by our driver and guide, to the very last day when our wonderful housekeeper helped us with our luggage, nothing was too much trouble for any member of the Shell Villa 'team'.
The property was immaculately presented, with a few surprise extras in the kitchen department. Our introduction was friendly, informative and very supportive. That is how it went for the next two weeks. A friendly, supportive team who were always available at the end of the phone but who never got in the way.
The location is as special as the villa itself. The villa, the sea, the grounds and surrounds made a perfect backdrop to the wedding. Over the whole two weeks we enjoyed and relaxed so much that a return visit is a must. The villa gets a top star rating in our books.
Two very happy people.
While the time you spend at the villa ensures quiet seclusion, there is plenty to do in the nearby environment. Falmouth Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard in English Harbour are a five-minute drive from the villa. They are visited by some of the most fabulous yachts in the world - catch them with binoculars as they majestically sail across the ocean view from Shell Villa. The constant flow of private yachts, their crew and guests, ensure a lively social scene and a plentiful supply of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars in these harbours.
For those who are athletic, more adventurous and energetic, there are some spectacular walks along the coast to totally deserted beaches, and wonderful views from some of the historic ruins around English Harbour and Shirley Heights. There are also tennis and squash courts nearby.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
High Season 2 Bed Rooms
1 Dec 2016 - 15 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$669|
High Season Rates (1 Dec - May 15 )
For Three Bedrooms (max 6 people).....$3700/week
For Two Bedrooms (minimum rate) .. ...$3200/week
Low Season Rates (May 16, - Nov 30 )
For Three Bedrooms (max 6 people)... .$3000/week
For Two Bedrooms (minimum rate) ......$2500/week