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Melanie St John

Member since: 2010
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Stunning six bedroom seafront villa with pool, garden and sea views

16 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Saint Paul holiday villa

Sleeps up to 14. Two/four bedroom rates also offered. Refurbished for 2016

Dieppe Bay House is a beautiful sea front villa set in an acre of tropical gardens in an off the beaten track location in the south of Antigua. Only five minutes drive to local shops and restaurants, the house has stunning views across Falmouth Harbour to the distant masts of the yacht clubs An acre of garden gives the villa lots of outdoors space and includes a gorgeous pool with sundeck, gazebo, rustic beach BBQ area, sun terrace and lawn leading down to the sea.

A full refurbishment has been carried out for the 2016 season. This brings a much larger outdoor covered terrace overlooking the pool; a larger second bedroom suite; a new cinema room/study; and full redecoration throughout.

Three of the bedrooms have private terraces and two with four poster beds All bedrooms have ensuite bath/shower room and air conditioning. There is a newly built one bedroom guest cottage in the garden complete with walk in shower and double ended free standing bath. Monday to Friday maid service is included along with a gardener/pool service and on call property manager. The house is well suited for families and has Cable TV with DVD library, games, books and CD collection. Cooks/provisioning/baby sitting can all be arranged at additional cost.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Melanie St John (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks english

Why Melanie St John chose Antigua

As a family we fell in love with the Caribbean back in 1999. After several happy holidays in Barbados, a friend recommended Antigua and we were hooked. We first saw Dieppe Bay House in 2003 - an unfinished new build sitting in a muddy garden with few plants and no pool. Despite all the downsides, we knew we could make it the home of our dreams and set to. The early years were tricky as we got to know which local builders to trust and what would work with the climate in the house and garden. Almost ten years on, we have a house and garden that we are very proud of and the perfect base for many happy holidays over the year. We would love to share it with you.

What makes this villa unique

When we arrive from cold England - particularly in December, the first thing we do is head into the garden and onto the beach. The beautiful boats - from super yachts to small dinghies sailing by; the hungry pelicans dive bombing for their latest meal; the lap of the waves; the chatter of the fishermen; and occasionally the glimpse of a turtle. And then the next morning - dawn over Falmouth Harbour is stunning with the call of the barbary ducks in the background. Lastly the smell ... described by a journalist from The Times newspaper as 'the air smells like coconut; like moss; like wet brown sugar; like rum'

Guestbook comments from the owner

How I fell in love with Antigua
Feb 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveller reviews

Stunning six bedroom seafront villa with pool, garden and sea views
average rating of 4.875 based on 19 reviews
Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

Dieppe Bay House surpassed all of our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The house was spectacular and the property grounds unbelievable. The outdoor covered veranda was an ideal family special place. The ocean was steps away and some of the best snorkeling on the island was at our foot steps, who could ask for more. Our housekeepers Melissa for our first 2 weeks and Pauline on the final week looked after us like family.

The owner provided detailed instructions for our arrival and we were greeted by the property manager who further guided us on the property and house arrangement, all in all a great experience.

I would not hesitate to recommend this home away from home to anyone looking for a relaxing time in Paradise, we intend to return , hopefully in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this idyllic home overlooking Falmouth Harbor. Dieppe Bay House is located at the end of a private drive-way and is surrounded by lush landscaping to ensure complete privacy. The home is well-equipped, tastefully decorated and immaculately clean. Pauline came every day (except the weekend) to clean and make sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. It was a perfect retreat for my husband, parents, three children and me. Three of the five bedrooms in the main house have their own balconies overlooking the pool and ocean so we started each morning doing my favorite thing of drinking coffee with the added bonus of watching the boats come in and out of the harbour. The separate guest-house located half way down the garden, ensured my parents had their own space but were also part of the family too. We particularly loved the gazebo at the end of the garden overlooking the ocean where we ate lunch on several days. My oldest daughter is a yoga fanatic so she was in heaven doing her poses there too! The main living and dining areas were obviously designed to bring the outside in and we particularly loved sitting here at night and hearing the crickets, frogs and ocean. We hired a car through Titi rental cars which meant we could explore the island too. The closest beach is Pigeon and we also had a blast snorkeling off Galleon Beach (watch out for the sea urchins though!!). There is a small beach at the end of the garden which my children had fun snorkeling from – there was sea-weed though so I chose to watch them instead! We ate out a couple of nights at ‘Catherines’ and ‘Rumbaba’ – both restaurants were delicious, of a high standard and personally I enjoyed eating the local catch of the day. We went up to Shirley Heights one night to listen to the steel band and drink pina coladas while watching the sun-set. We were told the view over English Harbour was awe-inspiring and I promise it will not disappoint – incredible! All in all we had an amazing holiday and were truly able to relax and un-plug (although there is good wi-fi for us all to stay connected too!). We will definitely be back to Dieppe Bay House – I wish I was there now!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a fantastic house, in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house on this stunning island. The house has everything that you could want, 5 luxurious rooms all with bathrooms - masses of shade in the garden to avoid the midday sun, but plenty of sun loungers adjacent to the idilic pool in the quiet private garden.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house on friendly island

  • 5 of 5

Dieppe Bay House is a beautiful and beautifully maintained house idea for the climate with large areas opening on to a pool with views over the sea. We were a large family (six adults, grandparents and parents, with seven grandchildren from 16 to 4) and we fitted perfectly into the accommodation with ideal family separation. The young were semi-permanently in the pool when we were not out and about on the island.

We were welcomed and shown round the house without fuss by Anna. We had also arranged through Patricia a taxi/minibus from JB from the the airport and we had hired cars conveniently and without fuss delivered to the house at our convenience through Titi (driving is relaxed and dodging potholes encourages leisurely speeds). All completely relaxed and trouble free.

Around the house Pauline did the housekeeping and was a valuable and helpful presence. We had also arranged for Patsy and her assistant Goldeen to do the food and drink shopping and to cook breakfast and dinner (we were often out and about in the day). Catering like this is actually economical on a per person per day basis and very flexible and convenient. The arrangements are ideal for a big family or a group of friends. Antigua is a friendly island. Where else do people entering a shop or office say good morning generally to the assembled company and where else does a lifted hand from the driver of a car meet with a friendly smile and return greeting from people sitting at the roadside or on their house porch.

We were there in July which is out of season. The advantage of this is that many sights like Nelson's dockyard, the little Museum in town, swimming with stingrays at Stingray City or swimming from the best beaches in the world are blissfully uncrowded. The disadvantage is that some of the restaurants may be closed (but there are still plenty of good ones).I have never really understood the "low season" thing. It is clearly not Christmas or Easter holidays, but in the "off season" the weather is still beautiful, cooled by trade winds and with air-conditioning in the nights if you find it too hot (my wife and I did not use it, preferring a tropical breeze (and no mosquitoes)). There is the "hurricane season" but my brother and I have clocked up a collective eight decades or so living in the Caribbean and never actually been in a hurricane, so I am personally very relaxed. And the house would definitely not blow down!

All in all a highly recommended house and location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a good holiday and look forward to welcoming you again one day.
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5

Dreamy Dieppe Bay

  • 5 of 5

Dieppe Bay House is a place that completely gets under your skin as soon as you set foot in it. The house itself is absolutely stunning - sitting right on the water with it's own beach, the hills behind it and a view over the bay to the famous

Pidgeon Beach, I cannot think of anywhere on the island I'd rather stay. The layout, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, cinema, cottage, pool.....everything was pristine and as described. I personally don't believe that any photo could do this place justice, you genuinely have to see it and take it all in yourself. Pauline, the housekeeper, is utterly charming and very sweet, always making sure you have everything you need and keeping the place in ship shape.

I fell so in love with Dieppe Bay House that I have booked to go out there again with some friends, I cannot think of anywhere else I'd rather go. What a happy and beautiful place, I feel incredibly lucky to have found it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Dieppe Bay House and thank you for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you again when you return later in the year!
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great entertaining space and loved the location right on the beach. Really handy for English Harbour and all the other attractions.

Pauline took great care of us and is a lovely lady, a great asset.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I am glad that you had a good stay at Dieppe Bay House. Pauline enjoyed looking after you. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
VC Bird International airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
English Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Catamaran Club Marina
Nearest Beach
At the end of the garden
Car: necessary

Five minutes drive from English Harbour with its stunning world class yachts and historic Nelson's Dockyard. This area is a wonderful combination of tranquil beaches and laid back bars and cafes. Shops and restaurants are five to ten minutes drive away with tennis and dinghy sailing available in the village and horse riding close by. The picturesque island of Antigua boasts 365 different beaches - most of which are within 30 minutes drive of Dieppe Bay House. Close by are Pigeon Beach and the beautiful and untouched Rendezvous Bay.

Other Activities: Snorkelling

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Saint Paul, Antigua & Barbuda

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
14 Nov 2016 - 14 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$1,008
A$7,056
 
 
Low
15 May 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$806
A$5,645
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$1,008
A$7,056
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,344

The rates shown are six bedroom rates.
Please contact us for reduced rates for smaller groups.


FOR GUESTS WISHING TO PAY IN DOLLARS PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER FOR DETAILS OF DOLLAR ACCOUNT

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Saint Paul, Antigua & Barbuda

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Two basins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Two basins
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , Two basins
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Guest cottage bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Two basins
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Can be twins
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 2 child bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , 2 child bed
    Guest Cottage - 2 single bed
  • The additional children beds are 'truckle' beds which when not required are stowed away.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing