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Villa Gatzby, Gorgeous Water Front Villa

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Gatzby in Jolly Harbour, Antigua, Caribbean - 1 Minute Walk Away From A Breathtaking Beach

This gorgeous water front villa, sits on the Jolly Harbour Marina and grants you views over the Marina itself and is steps away from a breathtaking white sandy beach. This beautiful spacious 3 bedroom villa sleeps a maximum of 7 and is located less than a minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The spacious wooden decking extends over the water. On the spacious decking area you have your own BBQ area which is great for entertaining plus you'll find the Breeze House for dining. There are plenty of Amenities within walking distance, supermarket, chemist, hairdresser etc., there are also several good restaurants and bars on the harbour, and an 18 hole golf course. The beach has all water sports including Jet ski's and diving.

Sara O'Reilly
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

Why Sara O'Reilly chose St. Mary

Fell in love with Jolly Harbour on Sight, and this Villa has it all. Next to the Beach, next to the Bar and Restaurants, . Shops all 5 mins walk, Golf course 5 mins walk. New Sugar ridge club up the road with state of the art Gym. Cant think of anything more a person could ask for!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic villa !!!

Left on 03/04/2013 for a stay in February 2013

Brilliantly equipped really comfortable and in a perfect location, 1 minutes walk to the beach and 5 minutes from all the other great facilities Jolly Harbour has to offer. This was our 4th visit and the villa was everything we'd hoped for. Yet again amy & Margot and their team were available for any help we needed. we will be back again next year. If you have small children this villa has a very well enclosed deck.

Good Choice.

Left on 02/06/2012 for a stay in January 2012

Villa Gatzby is a very good choice if you want to be as close to the beach as possible, without paying the high costs of a villa directly on the beach. Leave the villa and you can see the entrance to the beach right in front of you. Turn in the other direction and the best supermarket in the area.

There's a pleasant gazebo with very comfy chairs where you can observe the comings and goings and best of all the dive bombing pelicans.
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Jolly Harbour in Saint Mary

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The property 1 Ensuite Bathroom to the Master Bedroom and a separate Family Bathroom Room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , This is a bunk bed with a double on the bottom and a single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a 42" T.V and safe for your valuables and leads to its own en-suite with a Jacuzzi bath. The second Bedroom is a double with Mirrored front Wardrobes. The Third bedroom has a double bed with a single bunk Bed above.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This villa is within the popular Jolly Harbour resort which boasts the biggest Marina in the Caribbean, and a fine 18-hole golf course. Jolly Beach is one of the finest beaches along the west coast, advertising all water sports and a great Caribbean beach bar and restaurants. There are several Shops and restaurants on the Harbour, you will never need to leave the Harbour if you don't want to. The Villa and deck have been thoroughly childproofed so that even the most inquisitive toddler can not escape. The children also have their own childrens table with room for 4-6 so that they can enjoy their own parties. Outside: The spacious wooden decking extends over the water. Great for fishing. On the spacious decking area you have your own BBQ area which is great for entertaining and a hot tub Jacuzzi to relax with a cocktail, plus you'll find a shaded gazebo for dining. The Gazebo, we call The Breeze House, because when everyone elso is swealtering, you can relax and feel the best breezez on all the harbour, due to the villa being at the very top of the harbour, which creates a wind tunnel affect, so you will never feel too hot. Utility Room: There is an ample utility area with washing machine, clothes dryer and water cooler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and plenty of Linens are provided. There is a maid service on request. Other: If you want to organise a trip out, weather it be relaxing on a Katamaran, a days Sailing, or a morning Zip Lining across the Island, the managers will organise it for you. The Temperature in Antigua stay at approximately 28 Degrees All Year Round!


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Villa Gatzby, Gorgeous Water Front Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Perfect Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Villa Gatzby. The villa was everything it needed to be. The location is perfect for the beach and we hired a golf buggy to get us around the restaurants and for carrying the shopping from the supermarket. We said that if our lottery numbers came up we would be in touch with Loura to buy the villa, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. Loura looked after us very well. She booked all of excursions for us in which we had a great time, especially on the Extreme speed boat where they took us swimming with the stingrays. What an experience.

All in all we had a fantastic holiday. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Guys, I'm really glad you enjoyed yourselves and I passed on your compliments to Loura and her team,
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Perfect Villa and Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

We are a large family of 2 adults and 4 children (the oldest being 15 and the youngest being 4), who recently stayed one week at Villa Gatzby. This was our first trip to Antigua and our first trip in 7 years. Before booking the owner Vicky Bell supplied us with endless information and made us feel comfortable about our decision (which was very last minute) to book Villa Gatzby. We were offered the services of having a car rental or transfer booked for us from the airport, but chose to book the car ourselves, just because we felt like it. Upon our arrival at Villa Gatzby, we were greeted with big smiles by both Amy and Margot (the management team) who supplied us with a lovely welcome basket which was enjoyed almost immediately. The Villa is in an amazing location of Jolly Harbour, only a 1 minute walk from the beach which you can see if you look to the left, and straight in front it had gorgeous views of the harbour and mountains. It was very tranquil and pleasing. Villa Gatzby has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and open as well as both bathrooms are stylish and clean. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable, with a king master, queen 2nd and a 3rd being the smallest holding a single over double bunk bed. The closets are massive, large enough to hang all your clothes and hold your suitcases too, with still space to spare! The living area has 2 large leather sofas and a large flat screen TV, and it also opens up directly to the outside patio. Every room has separate air conditioners and ceiling fans on the soaring ceilings. The air conditioning is so sufficient that many nights we turned it off as it was too cold. Outside there is a covered tiled lounging area with 2 new loungers, and also another separate covered deck eating area with a new table and 6 chairs. Then there is a large upper and lower deck, the upper having a gas barbeque and a hot tub, and the lower having an outdoor shower to wash off your sandy feet. There is also a private boat that you can charter directly through the owner if you wish. Villa Gatzby was freshly painted blue and landscaped days before our arrival which had it looking very clean and beautiful. I would recommend this villa over and over again. We had a lovely stay and if we ever return to Antigua we will look no further than Villa Gatzby! Many thanks to Vicky for making our stay so wonderful.

Just as a side note, when renting a car in Antigua, get a GPS!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy, Thankyou so much for your wonderful review, it is so nice to have our hard work appreciated, and Amy and Margot said your family were a delight. Through our many emails I feel like we've become friends, and who knows one day we may meet out in Antigua and have that glass of wine together! Thanks again Vicky x
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bird Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
JH Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Castaways Beach Bar & Crows Nest
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
South Beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The recreational possibilities on antigua are endless. I have listed but a few here: yacht sailing, katamaran trips, snorkelling, diving, sailing club for beginners, zip lining, helicopter trips, go carting, jet skiing, speed boat hire. Stingray city, where you can stroke stingrays in the water. The list could go on for hours, there is literally loads to do in antigua. Not to mention the local bars and restaurants that are dotted all over the harbour.


This beautiful spacious 3 bedroom villa sleeps a maximum of 7 and is located less than a minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

The Jolly Harbour Beach is located Half way down the west coast of Antigua, this is the protected side of the Island so the waters are still and turquoise, perfect for all water sports and swimming.

Catsaways Beach bar serves foor and dring, and a 2 for 1 in Happy Hour, there are also regulare theme nights at the Beach Bar. Great Fun!


It Takes 20-25 minutes in a car from the Airport, the management will be more than happy to pick you up on request. There is also a car rental shop on the harbour, so you can rent a car for your whole stay or just the odd day as it suits. Most people rent Golf buggies to get around the harbour, which costs only $20 a day, and rent a car for the odd day to tour the island. This makes things much cheaper. There is however, loads to do on the harbour.


6 Miles from the capital St. John's

11 Miles from English Harbour

12 Miles from Airport

Further Details:

There is a large Supermarket 5 minutes walk from the Villa, also many shops and Banks, there is also a Pharmacy. So you don't need to leave the Harbour if you don't want to. Car Rental, Fishing shops, childrens clothes and a few boutiques, and general Stores/chemist that stocks pretty much everything

There are several Restaurants in Jolly Harbour, including Local and Italian Food and a Pizzaria (Real Italian Pizza in a Wood Fired oven, a Greek restaurant, a pool Bar and Retaurant beside the comunal Pool. Il Giardino, fine dining. Castaways has a wide menu and produces lovely food, reasonably priced, including full English Breakfast. Also does 2 for 1 drinks and food during Happy Hour.

Entertaining: There is always something on in Jolly Harbour. Tuesdays, Al Porto has an Eat all you want Pasta night, which is always fun and full, with live music. Wenesdays is Karaoke night at The Crows Nest next to the Pool and Tennis Courts, Thursdays is 2 for 1 Pizza with Live music on the Harbour front, Friday is Karaoke night at Castaways. And there is Live music and dancing at The Crows nest on many nights of the week, and the Bands they have are truly great!

Jolly Harbour is a great place for kids, it is secure , the entire harbour has security gates and security people all over, so no one without a pass can enter. You you can relax and have peace of mind, the locals love kids and they can make as much noise as they want, they are invited to take part in all the dancing and karaoke nights, so mum and dad can kick back and relax.

Wen I first went there, with my then 8 year old daughter I was a bit concerned that she would be bored as she is an only child, I could not have been more wrong, she danced, sang, made pot pies, fished, screamed with delight out on the speed boat. There is Cable TV & DVD in the Villa, which we fould very useful at night as she just watched telly until she fell asleep, which was always remarkable


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Jolly Harbour, Antigua

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard Season
24 Apr 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas - New Year
18 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Standard Season
7 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To secure a booking we require a 50% deposit
Booking fee 5%
Refundable damage deposit upon arrival USD 500

Please note that there will be a Booking Form to complete for the Managers of the property in Antigua.

Anyone arriving after 4pm local time is required to use one of our designated Taxi's to arrive at the Villa/Apartments, this costs $40 for 4 persons, one way, which is a standard fee set by the government. The Villas are not numbered and have no street names, so its better to have a taxi driver who knows where to go.

Changeover Day:

50% Upfront and the balance 10 weeks prior to arrival.
Refundable damage deposit upon arrival USD 500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.