|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Byam house nestles in a beautiful hillside just above the white sands of Galleon Beach. There are four separate and very private bedrooms each with its own shower room. There are two double bedrooms featuring their own private balconies with stunning views across the bay towards the caribbean sea. All bedrooms have A/C, ceiling fans and mosquito nets over the beds. Tucked beneath the house there is a laundry room with a large capacity washing machine.
The house has benefitted from recent refurbishment, including new kitchen units, fridge / freezer, washing machine and soft furnishings. The kitchen opens onto the verandah where there is a large dining table. The kitchen also opens onto the garden at the rear so there is always a cool breeze blowing through the house. For those preferring to shelter from the sun indoors, there is a comfortable sitting room that has views over the bay.
The house boasts its own private swimming pool surrounded by a large area of decking and sun beds. The two twin rooms have large french windows that open on to the decking beside the pool. The garden at the front of the house leads down to the beautiful unspoilt sand of Galleon beach, which is a mere one minute stroll, where guests may also take advantage of a private beach area with ample shade, they may also make use of beach chairs, and kayaks, which are available to guests free of charge.
Just across the crystal clear blue waters of English harbour sits the historic Nelson's Dockyard which is as rich in naval history as it is in local culture, food and hospitality. You can discover the forts and cannons that once protected the harbour, and you can't fail to spot the odd anchor still resting in the very spot where it was once laid down by Nelson's fleet. The dockyard itself is a triumph of restoration, incorporating local shops, bars and restaurants, which blend beautifully into the Georgian elegance and grandeur of one of the most historically important and prestigious dockyards in the world.
The unbeatable location and surroundings of English Harbour mean that the elegance of Byam house, with it's stunning verandah, pool and balconies, is only the beginning....
This was, by far, the best tropical vacation getaway. The Byam House is absolutely gorgeous, with just the right amount of elegance and still maintaining a lot of charm and Caribbean feel. Now that we are back home, I can't get that incredible place with it's perfect location out of my head. We felt very at home and enjoyed the presence of Miriam, the housekeeper, who felt like family. The island itself has endless exploring opportunities and the islanders are warm and friendly, unlike some other islands. I wish I had part ownership of the home, I want to keep returning to it.
We recently returned from our stay at Byam House. There were 8 of us & we had a wonderful time! We loved the location, only a 2 minute walk to the beach. The view from the pool & upper deck was breathtaking! We loved watching the sailboats, catamarans & yachts anchored at Galleon Beach or coming & going from Nelson Dockyard. All the bedrooms had a beautiful view of the beach. The kitchen was well equipped. The housekeeper, Miriam was a real gem. Just a lovely lady. She offered advice when asked about restaurants, where to get groceries & general knowledge about the island. We used the free water taxi frequently to go to Nelson Dockyard. What a great service! Be sure to visit Shirley Heights. We hiked up there in the day time to check out the view. Don't forget your camera. The view from up there is amazing! Also the barbeque & entertainment on Sunday nights there is a lot of fun. The sunset should not be missed. Our favourite beach bar, The Cheeky Marlin has great strawberry daiquiris.
Jim Prentice was wonderful to deal with. He promptly answered all of my questions.
I would highly recommend this house.
Have just returned from a wonderful weeks family holiday to Antigua. 6 of us stayed in Byam house and we never felt on top of one another. The house is something I couldn't even dream up from my desk back in the UK, fully equipped and super clean (I would know I've work in 7 star service). The property immediately felt like home and with in hours the stress I carried from the UK seeped away as I swam in the warm water from the beach at the bottom of the driveway.
Loved the island of Antigua and the tourist guides left around the house helped us plan which beach to drink our rum on the next day :)
Can not wait to go back to the island and there will be only one place I will stay!
I visited Byam House During Antigua Sailing week and was so impressed I vowed to take my family there in the UK winter. We were not disappointed. we had a wonderful time. The House was well furnished and equipped -very comfortable-in very good condition. and we were looked after so well by Miriam the house keeper.
The 4 Bedrooms were air conditioned-had mossy nets all round the beds- and ceiling fans . The veranda with its views was the center of activity.
Getting about was easy by water taxi in daylight and road taxi by night, easily arranged by the reception at the Beach Club Resort.
We walked the Shirley hts Trails, visited Jolly Hbr- Pigeon Beach- Willoughby bay
and dinned in several good local restaurants.
Thanks very much- A great Success
Byam house is in the best Spot on the Island. Our intention is to return
We spent two woderful weeks at the Byam house. The property is very well kept with an elegant and relaxing tone. The location is superb.
The owner Jim is a pleasure to deal with and the housekeeper Miriam was very helpful at all the times. We are planning to return to such a beautiful property.
The idyllic location brought us back to Byam House for the 3rd time in February. We were delighted to find so many improvements to the house. The new nets over the beds are not only practical but make the newly refurbished bedrooms look stunning. It is just a 30 metre stagger to the beach where swimming and turtle spotting provided our entertainment.
The house is in a wonderful location on the beach at Galleon Beach in English Harbour. The beach is safe, quiet and an absolute paradise. A short boat or car ride away is Nelson's Dockyard where Nelson built a naval base on the deep water harbour. Many of the old buildings have been renovated and now house a museum and a couple of shops and bars. It is a fascinating place to visit.
On the hill above the house is Shirley Heights. You can hike up the trail to the top. The view from here is amazing. Every Sunday night there is a BBQ and party here and you can watch the sunset and dance to a live band.
We always say that there is something for everybody in English Harbour. You can hike, swim, sail, snorkel, dive (there is a dive school), kayak, lie on the beach, look at historic remains, play golf (at Jolly Beach), watch cricket, ride (there is a riding school where you can hack to a huge deserted beach), read, relax, eat and drink. What more could you want!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$804|
Note Rate quoted is for full house 8 people. Contact us to tailor yor rate to the size of your party and the length of your stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.