Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
About Ian Simpkin
The owners have been coming to Antigua for several years, before purchasing land at Verandah Estates and building Brightside Villa. As a family we love the island with its fantastic warm climate, the lovely beaches and the friendly people. We hope you will also enjoy your stay at our villa, in Antigua. We support the environmental friendly policies of Antigua and in particular the local eco-friendly protected national park around Devil's Bridge. The villa has been designed with the environment in mind, utilizing rain water collected in the water cistern as its primary source of water. In addition, solar panels utilize the high levels of Antiguan sunshine to provide energy to the villa.
Ian Simpkin purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Ian Simpkin chose Willikies
Lovely views of the ocean Free use of all facilities at 4 star Verandah Club Great weather with sunshine all year round Antigua is a beautiful island with friendly people 2 minute walk to one of the best beaches in the Caribbean
What makes this Villa unique
Fantastic views of the Caribbean sea at Lawries Bay Spacious family friendly 4 bedroom villa with lovely swimming pool and flexible options for 2-3 bedroom use heavily discounted access to all the facilities of the 4 star Verandah Club hotel and resort One of the best sandy beaches at Long Bay is only 7 minutes walk away. There is a basketball net and playing area and a spacious grassed garden with tropical plants and fruit trees.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Beautiful and spacious house
This is a beautiful and spacious house, with few houses currently built in the development, so it was very private, with lovely green fields around us. It was perfect for our 3 generations vacation, with a pool that kept the kids happy, plenty of space and options for family activities, and the peace and quiet that appealed to the grandparents. Having access to Verandah resort made this rental a winning combination: we could get more activity when anyone wanted it by using the beaches and facilities there, an easy walk or drive away. The house would benefit from cushions on the chaise lounges on the back verandah: if there were some we could not find them. All in all we were very happy with our choice of this rental. Margaret White
Beautiful Villa in a quiet and relaxing setting
This villa was fantastic and was perfect for me to relax and rejuvenate in the sun. It was well kept, spacious and has amazing views of the sunset in the evening and the sea from the large balcony upstairs. The outside area with the superb sized pool (which was cleaned regular) was great to cool down in after the warm heat of the Caribbean sun and the property has many outside tables and chairs so you are spoilt for choice on where to eat your meals, read or soak up the sun etc. Lastly, the deal with the Veranda Hotel is an added bonus as you have access to all their facilities including a gym, crazy mini-golf and water activities. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone who asks as it will not disappoint you in anyway.
House was perfect from all angles. Roomy with high ceilings, space aplenty and en-suite bedrooms. The pool and garden was good size and well maintained by friendly staff team. Walking distance to lovely beach and Veranda hotel. Only minor challenge was self-catering supplies as the supermarkets are on either side of the island and village stores were all canned supplies. So the rental car helped. We enjoyed the use of the pools, table tennis and crazy golf at the hotel too. Veranda could not have been more helpful when our daughter suffered some nausea and summoned the local doctor for house calls. Another benefit was the detailed and fun users manual (about the house and island's tourist activities) that the owners have compiled from personal experience. We had a fabulous week.
Fantastic Villa in Antigua
This really is the most amazing villa. We spent 10 days there with children aged 14 & 12. We all LOVED it. Absolutely incredible views, beautifully furnished. Has to be one of the best villas in the area. Stunning master bedroom, so much space throughout, even the wardrobes are enormous! The pool was fantastic with really lovely sparkling clean water and kept regularly cleaned. Everything you need is provided. The reciprocal agreement with the Veranda Hotel was an incredible bonus for us and meant the children were able to windsurf, sail and kayak everyday. The villa even has a proper basketball hoop which my 12 year old absolutely loved. Highly recommended.
Many thanks for your response - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and got to enjoy all the benefits of using the facilities of the Verandah resort.
La Jolla -- California
The house is lovely - true to the pictures. The master bedroom suite is spacious. The pool was always cool and refreshing. The house is in a slightly remote part of the island but very close to the resort - so it's a nice option if you don't want to stay in busy resort but still have access to all the amenities - which were GREAT for us and for the kids on our trip with us. The house is well stocked for cooking meals at home as far as utensils and pots/pans etc. The only thing that we REALLY frustrating with the house was the internet. It NEVER worked during the day and only sporadically but really slowly during the evenings -- so don't try to work while on vacation! The food at the resort was pretty awful and overpriced but the little Italian place down the street was good - it closes very early but they were nice enough to do a quick takeout for us. The beaches were lovely...but not the best snorkeling I've ever seen.
Thanks for your comments; we are pleased you had an enjoyable vacation.
We are sorry you had temporary problems on the internet; we contacted our provider as soon as we were aware of the issue and they fixed the corroded phone line the same day. The high speed internet is now working fine.
Bightside villa is a short distance walk from beautiful Long Bay beach ( a public beach). There are two additional beaches for the enjoyment of guests at the Verandah Hotel opposite also a short distance walk from Brightside villa. The facilities and beaches at this hotel can be enjoyed by purchasing a day pass at a discounted rate to guests. The villa has its own pool for the exclusive use of guests. There are two local restaurants on Long Bay Beach serving daytime food and drinks. There are four restaurants and bars at the Verandah Hotel where guests can enjoy a discount from the usual price.