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Spacious 4 Bedroom Villa - Stunning Sea Views, Private Pool, Delightful Location

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Beautifully furnished with 4 large bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 2 living areas

The Palms is a new luxury villa development set on a wooded hillside in a delightful valley location with fabulous panoramic views over Darkwood Beach and the turquoise sea beyond. Darkwood is a very scenic beach, an island favourite and certainly one of the most photographed beaches in the Caribbean. Still unspoilt, with the island of Montserrat in the distance, it has two good local beach bars and restaurants with beds and shade. The location is peaceful and serene, yet is only minutes way from Jolly Harbour and several other bars, restaurants and adjoining beaches.

Jolly Harbour is the largest and finest marina in the Caribbean with superb recreation facilities. A fine 18-hole golf course and a sports centre with tennis courts and a squash court cater for the actively minded, whilst the commercial centre has a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars, and a supermarket to sustain the needs for everyday living. For all its many amenities, Jolly Harbour remains a sophisticated and tranquil setting to while away the holiday hours.

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Howard and Cheryl Adams at Jolly Villas
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

About Howard and Cheryl Adams at Jolly Villas

We absolutely love Antigua. We came on a visit and hardly seem to have been away since. Antigua is the heart and soul of the Caribbean, an exotic tropical island with an abundance of palm-fringed beaches, warm sparkling seas, English-speaking and life-loving locals, a wealth of land and water based activities, a huge choice of delicious international cuisines, and a background soundtrack of calypso and reggae. No wonder we decided to make Antigua our second home.

Howard and Cheryl Adams at Jolly Villas purchased this villa in 2011

Why Howard and Cheryl Adams at Jolly Villas chose Antigua

Location, location, location. Scenic, convenient, comfortable, and a true home from home.

What makes this villa unique

We pride ourselves in making every Jolly Villas holiday a special and personal experience. It's our job to make sure your visit to Antigua is as relaxing, carefree and memorable as you would wish, from helping you arrange flights, meeting and greeting you at the airport, providing you with a welcome pack on arrival, and supporting you with 24/7 local customer service should you experience any concerns during your stay; all in one of the world's most desirable holiday locations.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


Perfect Villa For a Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an excellent stay at Calabash at the Palms! There were 8 of us (6 adults and two children ages 6 yrs & 17 months old).The description is accurate as are the pictures, but it is more beautiful in person. The view is amazing and it is quiet and peaceful. The kitchen is well appointed, we had breakfast every morning and a combination of lunch and dinner at the villa or out at restaurants.There is a BBQ grill available also if you want to grill out. Jenny was wonderful and helpful, and suggested great places to see and dine and Howard is very attentive with anything you need regarding booking etc. Both are very helpful with any questions or concerns you may have while in Antigua. The property is very clean and very well maintained. The pool is delightful or you can take a quick walk/drive down to Darkwood beach which is wonderful. It's very easy to feel at home and not want to leave. There are some great places to eat close by such as Miracles and Dennis', and there is a grocery store nearby with pretty much everything you need.You'll need to get bottled water I will add that you definitely need some mosquito/bug repellent for you stay as they can be pretty pesky when the sun starts to set. Renting this villa and a car is the best way to TRULY experience Antigua. You give yourself the opportunity to do and see things you normally will not if you stay at a resort and get access to more local places such as restaurants, and shops.You can buy local things roadside such as roast corn, ginipps, sweet apples and other wonderful things! Our experience was so great and we are referring all of our friends who want to visit Antigua to Howard.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We took a family vacation in July. We had a wonderful time at the Calabash. Jenny was the best! She was available to answer any questions or concerns that we had. There were a few maintenance issues, but Jenny ensured that it was taken care of in a timely manner.

The house was beautiful, it was a lot better in person. It was a shock having only a TV in the living area (with 8 people). However, it worked out great! We were able to disconnect from the TV. Something that we thought wouldn't be possible. The water is not drinkable, so you would need to buy bottles of water. Jenny even brought us a big bottle of water on our arrival.

The area was great and we never felt that we were not safe. The trip to St. John was a little longer that I anticipated, and the roads made it seem more longer.

Before the trip, I was a little nervous about booking on this website (always stayed in a hotel). However, Howard was available to answer all of my questions and walk me through this process that was unfamiliar to me.

Our family would definitely visit the Calabash again.

Thank you Howard and Jenny for such wonderful accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning property and a fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our family chose this property in which to celebrate a BIG birthday and it didn't disappoint. The villa was beautifully constructed and decorated in a colonial style with original artwork throughout. It had everything that you could want as far as facilities were concerned including a Webber BBQ - of which we made extensive use. The villa is situated within the most picturesque part of the island of Antigua, a short walk away from the stunning Darkwood Beach (other lovely beaches were only a short drive away). We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to other discerning travellers.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

8 weary farming friends have just spent 10 glorious days at Calabash. It was everything it said it was! Comfortable, clean, quiet(except for the tree frogs sending you to sleep!) we couldn't have asked for more. Howard and Jenny made our stay at Calabash so easy, nothing was too much trouble. Eating out was no problem and would certainly recommend 'Miracles' A car is a must, this was organised for us as well. Darkwood Beach is gorgeous and just a nice walk down from the villa and super fish in the bar on the beach. Having read previous reviews, we took plenty of mosquito repellent and managed not to get too many bites!! Calabash will certainly be recommended by us all, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Calabash for just over a week. As a family of 4 (kids aged 6 and 9) the house had room to spare! The house itself is of a very high standard. Lovely towels and bed linen, moden decor etc. The kitchen is well equipt and we did a mixture of eating in and out. The pool is excellent and plenty big enough to swim in.

The location was also great. There is a beach just at the end of the road, you could walk in 15 minutes or so but we tended to drive. We spent a lot of time on Darkwood Beach and often had it essentially to ourselves. The beach cafe there has basic chips (fries) and hot dogs etc. but thier more "up market" food was really very good - excellent fried fish. There are other restaurants within a short drive.

Dealing with the property managers, especially Howard pre booking and Jenny while we were there was extremely easy. Good communication throughout and we felt that if we needed anything while we were there they wouln't have hesitated to help.

Ultimately, we wouldn't hestitate to recommend Calabash and hope to stay there again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Truly lovely house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent weeks holiday. The house was very spacious, in a lovely quiet setting where all you could hear where the birds in the hills. View was outstanding. If we came back to Antigua we without doubt would come back here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
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17 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Rental rates apply to arrivals between the dates shown for each period, ie If guests arrive on 30th November 2016 the weekly rate will be £1550 but the rental will be £2000 for guests arriving after that date.
Additional nights over 7 days are pro-rata.
A deposit of 20% of the rental price is required at the time of booking with the balance due 60 days before your arrival in Antigua.

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3380 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The 5th bathroom is accessed from the pool deck and provides a useful facility during the day.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , guest bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , en-suite
  • Each bedroom has plenty of wardrobe and drawer space and is equipped with a ceiling fan and air conditioning. All bedrooms have French doors leading to the gallery or pool deck.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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