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Million Dollar Ocean View at Famous Half Moon Bay, Antigua

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Antigua Highlands was selected by an airline Captain who had traveled the world for its beautiful view of one of the 'Best Beaches in the World' (CondeNast and others), Half Moon Bay. All villa rooms are ocean view. Two large bedrooms with en suite baths both open up on to roofed veranda with ocean views. A Full kitchen opens up to provide an ocean view bar. The villa's stone work was done by a Master Antiguan Mason recognized nationally for his craft. The stone BBQ is set next to an additional outdoor roofed dining area. The villa is maintained beautifully by a staff of gardener and housekeeper who provide fresh flowers and clean laundry included in your stay. Enjoy Caribbean lunches at Harrys Beach Bar next to Half Moon Bay Beach. Beautiful snorkeling and an almost empty mile long beach await you. This is the Caribbean that few get to experience. Our villa is now managed by the Captains son who is an award winning Hotelier. Our villa is underpriced because we prefer it to be occupied and enjoyed. Many return guests have left testimonials which we are happy to share.

Keywords: Villa, Country house, water view house, romantic getaway, quiet vacation,

Beach house, gated vacation home,

Tropical getaway

More Details

Alan Fairbairn
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Alan Fairbairn

Alan and Ann enjoying their horses in New York when not enjoying Antigua Highlands.

Alan Fairbairn purchased this villa in 1972

Why Alan Fairbairn chose Half Moon Bay

Antigua Highlands has the best view of of one of the best beaches in the world, Half Moon Bay Antigua. It was the first lot purchased for its location.

What makes this villa unique

Fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean and tree frogs while being caressed by beautiful ocean breezes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are staying at Highlands at the moment and loving it. All good . Thank you so much !! And are discussing already about 2017!
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Half Moon Bay, Antigua & Barbuda

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • thermos flask
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • /Ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Large bedrooms with King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Beds can be reconfigured as kings or twins Roll a way cot provides extra bed for fifth guest.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Free Airport pick up with car rental available


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Million Dollar Ocean View at Famous Half Moon Bay, Antigua
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 10 reviews

Private house with ocean breezes

  • 4 of 5

The view, ocean breezes, and sounds of the ocean below were great. There was always a breeze through the house so it was very pleasant. There is a nice-sized yard which my children enjoyed too. Half Moon Bay is a 2 minute drive and the beach is nice with waves in the middle of the bay and calm beaches to the left side. The new kitchen was nice and the pictures of the house accurately represented the space. The house was a nice size for our family of five, and the beds were comfortable. A few problems we had: 1. We lost power for four hours and the generator did not kick on. We had brought flashlights but it was difficult having three kids and only a few flashlights. I contacted the owner who did his best to help. 2. To go to the second bedroom, you have to go through the bathroom in the master bedroom. We made it work but this was definitely not ideal with kids. 3. The neighbors across the street brought in fumigators and twice around 5 p.m. (when we were home), the strong fumes would blow into the house and into the second bedroom which was closest to the street. We kept the doors close and made sure the kids were not in the back room but the smell was still there. 4. It's nice having a house keeper but, being a parent and constantly cleaning up after kids, we didn't need it. We only needed her to come once during the week but she didn't seem comfortable with that. We negotiated three days during the week. When she came, she would show up at 8:15 a.m. We were always up early but, if you want to sleep in and have a leisurely morning, this could be a problem for you.

  • Review Submitted: 03/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1.Power was out for the entire island for a few hours. As soon as we received the report that our generator had not kicked on, we contacted the service company and the renter. When the service company came out the computer identified that the generator had run its weekly test the day before and everything was fine, but someone? turned off the fuel line to the generator earlier in the day that the power went out. No one else was on the property but the family of five to include three active children. Guests should make sure no one has changed any settings on any equipment as they have safety switches which may compromise their ability to operate. 2. The bedrooms were set up as connecting bedrooms for safety and security and ease of access to children. The second bedroom has its own door to the veranda and access to the rest of the house along the veranda as well as through the connecting door to the master. One doesn't need to go through the master bathroom to access the second bedroom or through the master bedroom to access the rest of the home. 3. We have no control over when our neighbors decide to spray. However all homes and hotels do spray weekly at a minimum in the tropics to control insects. Our villa was sprayed before these guests arrived and after they left. We are fortunate to be on the windward side of the island. Hotels and guest houses on the leeward side of Caribbean islands must spray every day at dusk. 4.The housekeeper's presence is necessary not only for the house work and guest laundry that needs to be done, but also for the safety and security of the guests and to improve their experience. Part of her responsibility is to ensure that the generator can run when needed. She also re-supplies toilet paper, towels, light bulbs, etc. She usually arrives around 8 am to take care of chores outside (watering plants, sweeping, and laundry) but does not enter until guests are up and about. (similar to all resort destination housing) The laundry room access is outside the main house and guests could leave their laundry basket in the laundry room if they would like her to begin taking care of their laundry items upon her arrival.
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Best view. House is good base for the area.

  • 4 of 5

It's not 5 diamond, but the location is top notch if you're looking to get away from the tourist. Beach is an 8 minute walk down the hill. Never more than ten people on the beach, and usually less. Beds slept well. Deck chair view is the best view of the Bay of anything around. Two beach restaurants within walking distance are adequate for a few meals. Tourist/resort type restaurants are about 30 minutes away. If you plan to cook at the house, the kitchen is only for minimal meals.

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As it happens our kitchen is undergoing a complete remodeling as I write this. New classic beachy tile floors have replaced the former ones. All new hardwood cabinets with hand painted knobs and self-closing hinges have been installed. The stone countertop is both easy to maintain and provides great functionality. All new appliances are being installed to include, ss wall oven, cook top, dishwasher, ss toater oven, coffee-maker, tea kettle, blender, and bullet to make your favorite Caribbean cocktails or smoothies. This gourmet kitchen also overlooks the Bay as new trifold windowed doors with ss hinges open up so you can entertain your guests at the bar while cooking. The two beach bars actually provide some of the best food on the island. Check out Beach Bum Cafe on any social website to read the rave reviews. They will also deliver dinner right to our guests in our villa. Ask Tippi for a lobster dinner, fresh mahi mahi, or roti and be prepared to think you are dining in a gourmet restaurant.. I am currently eating two meals a day there as I am in the middle of my kitchen renovation. Local private chefs from some of the multi million dollar homes surrounding us come to eat at the Beach Bum Cafe when they are off. Tell Tippi and Avery Professor Alan sent you from Antigua Highlands
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Great House--With a view to die for

  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful and our family enjoyed the visit. The house is on the eastern side of the island and provided the privacy we were looking for. Half Moon Bay beach is one of the best beaches on the island. Alan was great in communicating and addressing our needs. He provided great information beforehand with regards to recommendations for car rental, things to do etc which all comes from his experience of visiting Antigua for many many years. Elerene the housekeeper is phenomenal and it was great having her around. Our family plans to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amal for your kind words. We are pleased you and your family enjoyed our home and the service you received from our staff. we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Best view of Half Moon Bay ?

  • 4 of 5

We have just enjoyed a weeks holiday overlooking Half Moon Bay. One of the worlds most beautiful beaches. Upon arrival we received a friendly greeting from the house maid who showed us the property and facilities. She made up the house every day for us - luxury! Just what you need on holiday. The house is roomy (sleeps 6) with plenty of different rooms/areas /balconies to retire to from the sun and/or rest of the family when needed. We enjoyed being able to sit outside and use the barbecue in the evenings and watch sun up at 0635 in the mornings. Due to location on hillside, we enjoyed a nice cool breeze and were not bothered by mosquitos nor lack of airconditioning (not needed). The house is a five minute drive (10 minute walk) to the beach. We took the liberty of borrowing the sun chairs when new went to the beach. Perfect. At the beach are two well run beach cafes/bars with a variety of drinks and lunch options. Very convenient - but cash only - no cards. Areas for improvement - the kitchen was fully functional and clean, but would benefit from an upgrade. Wifi was more off than on - but this is not uncommon in Antigua. Besides - who needs internet when you are on holiday and have the beach. We hope to return in the not to distant future. Adam and family

  • Review Submitted: 25/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We were happy to serve you and look forward to your return. We have already ordered a complete kitchen renovation which should be installed this spring. We have just added a secondary wifi service to augment the existing one.
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Massachusetts, USA

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

I recently returned from a week here and already can't wait until I'm able to go back! This villa is truly a piece of paradise. The home and especially the view are much better in person. I was blown away by the location of this villa. It's perfectly situated for an unbelievable view of Half Moon Bay. After a quick stop at the grocery store on our way, we found that the home had everything we needed. Elorene, the housekeeper, keeps this home immaculate and she is so kind!

The beach was a quick 2 minute drive down the road and it was nearly empty all of the time. We were able to find shade every day and relax in beach chairs which were wonderful to have. Both of the beach bars were delicious and you will receive friendly, speedy service if you mention where you are staying. There were 4 beach chairs at the home which were great to have access to.

This was a first time trip to Antigua for all 4 people. I honestly believe we made the best choice staying here. Every other beach we drove to was crowded and full of vendors. Half Moon Bay is so secluded that on its busiest day of our week there, there were maybe 10 other people on the entire beach.

I cannot say enough good words about this villa! I had the best vacation of my life and cannot thank Alan enough.

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Amanda. We are delighted you all enjoyed our home, our beach and our staff. We believe in trying to provide an experience that will leave you with fond memories to make you smile when you reflect on your vacation with us. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Country Setting

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in the fall of last year and the weather was extremely warm. The locals said it was a heat wave. The house is clean and the housekeeper was very nice and helpful. The kitchen and the bathroom were fully functional but out dated. The sheets and towels were nice. The kitchen had a new fridge but the stove was was not a recent model. The view from the deck overlooking the bay was fabulous and we spent many evenings there. The outdoor BBQ and sitting area are also very nice. There was a sea weed problem when we where there so we could not swim on the bay. So we drove each day to a beach. This was ok because we could not wait to get in the car each day because it was air conditioned, the house is not. We were told there were beach chairs, however they were rusted and we could not use them. We found that for us this property was too remote and we would look for something closer to Jolly Harbour area.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are a rural romantic getaway and always inform our guests that we are surrounded by a few very expensive homes but not by hundreds of condos and crowded beaches as you will find in Jolly Harbor. If you want to be surrounded by lots of people, we are not the best choice. A visit to our beach reminds one of the legendary unalterable beauty of the island. We are one of few rental homes who offer beach chairs and replace them each year, but they may get a bit of rust as guests sometimes place them in the salt water. New ones have been added since this review. We are pleased to announce that we are installing a brand new kitchen and ocean view bar this spring and remodeling our bathrooms. Our villa is on a hill on the windward side of the island and we often sleep with a light blanket because of the ocean breezes. There are ceiling fans and cross ventilation to keep you comfortable. We will never install air conditioning as it is unwarranted 95% of the time and it would prevent us from hearing the ocean and tree frogs each evening as we go to sleep. None of the other multi million dollar homes surrounding us have a/c. We are one of the only rental villas I know of that includes your personal laundry and ironing in your stay at no extra cost. Our beach has been listed by Travel Channel and Conde Nast as one of the "top beaches in the world". Sadly last fall there was a Sargassum seaweed problem as there was on many Caribbean beaches. Our beach is a National Park and the government sent in workers to clean up all the seaweed and the seaweed is gone. . You can see pictures of our beach on our listing. We value our guests feedback and as you can see address each issue with concern. Since this review Our villa has been newly painted, new screens, and new stone work have been added. We hope this clarifies any concerns and highlights the added enjoyment of our villa. Our concern to satisfy our guests is our number one priority.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lester Byrd
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Smilin Harrys and Beach Bum Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Smilin Harrys beach bar
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Half Moon Bay, Antigua & Barbuda

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
shoulder fall 2017
5 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
High season 2017-18
23 Dec 2017 - 13 Mar 2018
6 night minimum stay
shoulder spring 2018
14 Mar 2018 - 7 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

A gratuity is requested for our housekeeper
No cash refunds unless we are able to rebook. Please take out your own travel insurance policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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