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Antigua's most inviting oceanfront family villa, with panoramic views.

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Updated: 19-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 comfortably- private access to beach

Antigua's v. stylish ocean front villa, nestled in an elegant tropical garden, perfect for families & large groups, special rates for couples. The setting is seaside and rural, yet central for English Harbour, various favourite beaches, not too far from town.

The master suite, level with the spacious dining room, living room and modern, fully equipped and re-furbished kitchen allows apartment style living, with two further double bedrooms and a den suitable for sleeping, on the lower level. The living room opens onto the veranda, overlooking the elegant 14' by 24' pool, unspoiled beach and ocean. Songs of the sea, picturesque views, strong but not overpowering breezes blow away the cobwebs and refresh the mind. Tan on the pool deck, which now has a permanent sun shade, wander tranquil hills and peaceful beaches, cast a line & collect treasures of the sea on the quiet beach beyond the gate. Enjoy the party atmosphere of nearby English Harbour, star-spot at celebrity get-away St James's Club, or simply enjoy the astral cinema from the verandah by night. Walled round, with monitored security system, lights and safe - for peace of mind.

Before you arrive:: Please contact the owners with your specific enquiries. For best maintained cars, we at Willoughby recommend J&R Rentals. You should also request owner's hand-drawn route and written directions from airport to Willoughby to ensure you end up on the right side of Willoughby Bay, but J&R Rentals will assist new guests in their journey from the airport to the villa.

On arrival, you will find your Welcome Hamper, grocery items chosen by you for your arrival snack.

We're pleased to reserve you a table at a local restaurant. On the other hand, at Willoughby you may use the phone to make all your bookings at no extra charge. Wifi is also complimentary.

Always wanted to learn how to sail? Let us book you a few reasonably priced lessons at the Yacht Club.

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About the Owner

Jean & Rolston Michael
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Jean & Rolston Michael

The photo above is of Jean Michael standing in the TV area in Willoughby villa. I was born in Trinidad of an Antiguan mother and a Dominican father, grew up in England, spent 10 years in Germany, returned to England and emigrated to Antigua with Rolston in 1995. Rolston (I'll put up a picture of him later) is born of Antiguan mother and father. Our parents grew up together and met up again in Trinidad. During the years between UK and Antigua, they kept in touch - good friends forever.

Jean & Rolston Michael purchased this villa in 1997

Why Jean & Rolston Michael chose Antigua

You can trust Willoughby; we built it with local tradesmen. Rolston bought the land at a time when Antiguans were not buying seaside land. Willoughby Bay does not flood; even during hurricanes, the high water mark is well below the level of the house, so you will be quite safe.

What makes this villa unique

Willoughby Bay has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful and unspoilt bays on the island.

19 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough nice things about this place and the owners (Jean & Rolston Michael). We sat and talked with Jean & Rolston a few times and found them to very friendly, extremely helpful, and doing everything possible to make our stay on Antigua most enjoyable. The location is perfect if you want to be in the Southern area of the island which was nice and quiet compared to downtown St. John's. The was villa more than we expected from the pictures. The pool was clean, warm and plenty big enough for the 4 of us. Perhaps the best thing is the view from the upstairs balcony out towards the ocean and sky whether it be in the morning, afternoon or evening. Plenty of room in the bedrooms and everywhere in the Villa. We would return to this villa on another visit to Antigua!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: At Willoughby Antigua we have the joy of hosting some of the most pleasant and fascinating people. We enjoy our work and we're always glad to hear new suggestions for improvement from our visitors. Just by the way, the old external security lights have now been replaced. We do try to keep up with regular maintenance. We enjoy meeting new travelers and we look forward to repeat guests.
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Beautiful villa , Great views , Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Myself and family of 7 stayed at villa willoughby at the end of july/august 2016, our annual family holiday to antigua. We have stayed at various locations in antigua but Willoughby Villa has to be one of the best.

We met Rolston at the property on arrival who gave us the walk round of the house , letting us know where things are etc , walking into that lounge/dinning room and seeing that view was magical. We met Jean later on .

Both are fantastic people who gave us lots of tips , what taxi people to use , where nearest shops where etc.Great hosts

The house is a beautiful house more than enough space for my family of 7, bedrooms are all big enough for large groups without being overcrowded and kitchen very well equipped.The pool, oh the pool , i spent most of my early mornings and late eveings in that beautiful pool . Fantastic fresh water pool.

Overall myself and my family spent a fantastic 2 week holiday at Willoughby Villa , great views , great house , great hosts .

Downside, i didnt buy the red velvet cake , lol

Looking forward to return very soon.

Thank you Jean and Rolston Xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Irie, Thanks for your review. But don't you know that kind, appreciative travelers like yourselves deserve the best? Willoughby does seem to attract the most wonderful guests. So sorry about the TV issues, but you were the second set of guests, who had no intention of watching TV. Only after you left did we discover that there was no issue with the TV itself - it's perfect - there was a problem with the CTV box, which was quickly rectified. You left the property as clean as you found it. Thank you, Jean & Rolston
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Fabulous property, warm hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for two weeks at the end of May 2016. The view from the balcony of the swimming pool and the shimmering ocean in the background is even more stunning than the pictures show. Combine that with swaying palm trees, chirping birds, cooling ocean breeze, and you have paradise. We had regular visitors every morning and afternoon. Two birds had built their nest nearby and would come in to pick up any tidbits for their little ones. The property is very peaceful.

Our hosts Jean and Rolston are very caring and hospitable. They were in touch regularly to ensure everything was going well.

The only thing that caught us off guard was that there was no Dryer. But there are clothes pins provided and the strong breeze dried off our clothes in no time.

All in all, we loved the place and the rates are very reasonable given the gorgeous view, location, living space, and comfort you get – and the hospitality.

I would hands-down, recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: At Willoughby, we aim to offer a little bit of paradise - the comfort our guests are used to, in a relaxing ambiance created by gentle songs of the sea and the soothing flap, flap of palm trees - add to that the luxury our guests deserve and as much security as we can afford. Our guests seem to appreciate the thought we put into running Willoughby. That's why we're happy to offer a 10% discount to our returning guests.
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Beautiful Villa, superb views and helpful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Willoughby at the end of May 2015 as our friends were getting married at the nearby St James club which was fully booked.

Willoughby is a secret gem of a place in Antigua, The house is impeccably clean. The views are stunning and the pool is amazing. The house is very secure and you feel safe, there were only two of us and I was happy to pop out whilst my wife stayed in the house. The pool is fantastic Rolston the owner informed us of the new system that he had put in and it is amazing, it does not use chlorine so non stinging eyes or bad skin. Our friends who stayed nearby said the pool was better than any of those on their resort.

The owners Rolston and Jean are lovely people and very helpful, they are great ambassadors for their Island and I think their pride and attention shows through in Willoughby. They also recommended Egen at J&R rentals for car hire, I would say car hire is a necessity at Willoughby, particularly in off peak season. We hired a 4x4 and Egen will collect you form the airport which is good after a long flight.

All in all a great holiday, Jean did say to me that she thought Willoughby was not advertised enough, I agree, we do feel like we found an amazing 'secret' place in Antigua and will certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Gem in a perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Antigua since 2006 and rented several villas this is the best so far and here are the reasons why. The location is perfect if you want privacy it perfect there is a house next door but out of the 13 nights I saw gentleman twice from a distance. Ok the villa has a magnet called the balcony once out there it's hard to leave the views of the ocean is breathtaking with the bonus of the breeze which is wonderful it keeps cool during the day and is nice and cool in the evening the breeze also keeps the mosquitoes away not one bite at all in the time we were there. The pool is brilliant very good size with a new salt systems that makes it own chlorine and leaves the skin moist and soft not dried out which normally happens with most pools.To have your own garden that leads the the Atlantic Ocean is something we dream of if you fancy some early morning fishing. We were more than pleased we the villa and felt very safe with the security system which again gives you peace of mind I cannot say enough about the Villa we will be booking again because we feel it's everything we have been looking for. We met one of the owners and agree with previous reviews a charming and wonderful gentlemen who is just a phone all away. Fantastic Location, Villa, views & Pool. If you really want to Benefit the hire of a little boat would put the icing on a perfect holiday.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent villa + superb hosts = fantastic time!

  • 5 of 5

Willoughby Villa is set in a nice quiet area to explore the beautiful island of Antigua. The location is actually superb, situated right on Willoughby Bay (with Eric Clapton’s Crossroads centre in the far distance). Willoughby Bay itself is a nature beach and perfectly ok to swim from but you also have the large private pool in the house gardens, and this was one of our main criteria for selecting the villa.

The house itself is big (there were only two of us), with lofty ceilings and well finished kitchen and eating areas, it can comfortably sleep 8 without people being on top of one another. The views from the balcony are stunning. The pictures of the house and grounds on the site do not do it justice and you also benefit from a nice sea breeze which was really refreshing. Plus of course there is air conditioning in the bedrooms if things get too hot!

Rolston and Jean were really helpful throughout our stay. They are a great couple, really friendly and knowledgeable about the island and living a few miles away they were close enough if we needed them for anything and always available at the end of the phone.

To explore the island you need a car and Jean recommended that we use Egen at J&R rentals. He is a top man, very friendly and collected us from the airport and took us to the villa – we didn’t fancy driving in an unfamiliar country after a long flight. However, navigation around the island is an issue even with a map, there are few road signs and where there are signs such as in St Johns they are really small. We should have taken more seriously other reviewer’s advice about taking a sat nav. Thankfully the villa has decent wifi and I was able to download a free offline turn by turn navigation app called OsmAnd which worked well (we can recommend this app if any readers find themselves in a similar position).

As other reviews mention the villa is very close to English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour (about 8 mins by car). Restaurants we visited while staying at the villa were The Hideout (very nice and close), Admirals Inn (fantastic location but food ok) but the pick for us was Ristorante Paparazzi on the other side of Nelson’s Dockyard – well worth a visit and the owner will even send across his launch to pick you up – a nice touch. Another great stop we made for lunch was Dennis’ on Ffryes Beach where they serve up some fantastic goat curry.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Willoughby, Jean and Rolston were the perfect hosts

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After 16 years of renting Willoughby as a short and medium-term rental, Rolston and I are convinced we have the most enjoyable business in the world. Our seafront home with pool and amazing views lures some of the most wonderful people to Willoughby. Rather than charge exorbitant rates for Willoughby, we try to ensure that even a party of two people can stay at Willoughby for an appropriate rent. The joy our guests derive from our reasonably priced home in one of the world's remaining beauty spots makes our effort and investment worthwhile. Thank you to our reviewers - it's great to be appreciated.
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From the Owner

You can trust Willoughby; we built it with local tradesmen. Rolston bought the land at a time when Antiguans were not buying seaside land. Willoughby Bay does not flood; even during hurricanes, the high water mark is well below the level of the house, so you will be quite safe.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : VC Bird International at 16 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mad Mongoose at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : English Harbour at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Hideout at 75 Metres Nearest Beach : Red Hill / Crawl Bay at 20 Metres Car: recommended

'Willoughby' is situated at Red Hill, Willoughby Bay, the bay next to Marmora Bay, home to world famous St. James's Club, where our guests are made welcome for restaurant dining. It is across the bay from Crossroads Drugs Rehab Centre, founded by Eric Clapton. Top restaurant The Hideout is within walking distance of Willoughby. Peaceful Willoughby Bay - ideal for walking, angling, wind-surfing, snorkelling, beach combing & watching the wildlife. 'Nowhere is far' as they say in Antigua; in 1/2 hr you can be at the golf course. A 10 min. drive to English Harbour reveals a world of shopping, water-sports & exciting night-life, esp. in high season. Learn to sail at the Yacht Club; visit the romantic setting of Nelson’s Dockyard & other famous historic sites. Enjoy local popular music? Shirley Heights is the place with steel pan and reggae. The capital St John’s, 25 mins. drive away, has a wealth of shopping and restaurant facilities. It's a 30 min. drive to the airport.

Other Activities: Sea sports

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High season (2)
8 Jan 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Sailing Week
23 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season (2)
7 May 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

The rate quoted is in each case an example for a group of 4 people sharing. The rate for a larger or smaller group may be proportionately less or more than the quoted rate. Please contact the owner for the exact rate. Here is an example of the current rate chart:

£ Sterling - WEEKLY RATES 2017
(to be specific for bookings received between 7.5.2016 and 25.11.2017)
Basic rate, 2 people sharing 4 people 6 people 8 people
7th May to 26th Nov. 2016 (Low Season) £ 800 £1,200 £1,400 £1,600

Please note the special rates for
27th Nov. to 17th Dec. 2016 (High Season 1) £ 950 £1,300 £1,500 £1,700

18th Dec. 2016 to 7th Jan. 2017
(Christmas & New Year), Agents’, Classic
Yachts, Sailing Week and Cricket £1,400 £1,700 £1,900 £2,050

8th Jan. to 22nd April 2017 (High Season) £ 950 £1,300 £1,500 £1,700

23rd April to 6th May 2017 (Sailing Week) £1,400 £1,700 £1,900 £2,050

7th May to 25th November 2017 £ 800 £1,200 £1,400 £1,600

LONG-TERM LEASE at £4,180 per month min. in High Season (favourable Low Season rates negotiable) subject to availability. Please enquire at willoughbyvilla@gmail.com

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Willoughby Bay has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful and unspoilt bays on the island.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2220 sq. ft.


  • Master Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Ensuite to master bedroom
  • Shared Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Shower room shared by den and twin bedroom; ideal for baby.
  • Studio Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to studio apartment.
  • The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with full bath. Between the twin bedroom and den on the lower level, there is a bathroom with shower unit. The studio apartment has its own ensuite shower room.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite bathroom
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Shared bathroom
  • The Den - 2 Single Bed, Shared bathroom
  • Studio - 1 Double Bed, Ensuite bathroom
  • 4 doubles, 1 child's cot Parties of up to 8 people can be very comfortable; there are twin beds in the den, and each person will have a bed. When, on rare occasions, there are 9 or 10 in the party, we are happy to provide a futon in the very large dining room.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • There is air conditioning in the master bedroom, the twin bedroom and the Studio. Maid service is provided every 4 days upon request. A mobile phone is available to guests to rent. Please ask the owner. Get fit in Antigua! Try our sports facilities; get trim with pilates - internationally trained coaches will assist you. Did you know that you can have your teeth cleaned in Antigua by internationally trained dentists at a relatively low price - under US$150? Make the most of your holiday in Antigua!

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