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Beautiful historic house with private pool and dock- a piece of magic

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

Mercers Creek Plantation, The Great House . Mercers Creek Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean - Romantic Historic Plantation House Within Minutes Of 365 White Sandy Beaches

The Great House is a genuine romantic location filled with antiques, yet has independent air conditioning in each bedroom and over head fans in the formal rooms. A large swimming pool sits in tropical gardens, walk in the 26 acres and find the the sugar mill, plantation managers house and the creek itself. The location means that the Great House is cooled by the sea breezes and has the added benefit of thick walls to keep you cool in the tropical afternoons.

Our friendly house staff will show you the wonders of living in the Caribbean and ensure your stay is historic in every way

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017


lucky to have lived in such a beautiful home on such an amazing island and happy to share with others who can enjoy it as much as my family and I have

JANEY HOWELL purchased this villa in 1969

Why JANEY HOWELL chose Antigua

The Great House is historic, romantic and the most wonderful place to have a truely original holiday you will never forget. It is the only Plantation that has remained as a family home throughout its history and is still our home. This is a step into a living history

What makes this villa unique

If you want to see Antigua from a completely different perspective then stay in our historic plantation full of original antiques brought over by the Planters over the last 400 years. The Great House was built in 1660 and has remained virtually untouched except for the recent addition of electricity (and air conditioning in the bedrooms) and a swimming pool. You are mentally as far away from tourists and all inclusive hotels as you want to be and yet near enough geographically to 365 white sandy beaches and beach bars


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Magic, moonlight and Four Poster beds

  • 5 of 5

How does one start to describe what was almost a dream. The Great House is unique. Spacious grounds to explore. Fresh limes to pick from the trees. The whole place just oozed history. The Great House it self is just stepping back in time. I thought i should be wearing a dress out of Gone with the Wind. The very beautiful house is like staying on a film set. The view from the drawing room down a mahogany line of trees to the Bay. The dinning room, especially candle lit, was the most breathtaking experience. The fabulous four poster beds, in every bed room, well wow, true glamour. The beautiful swimming pool with its pool cabin with fridges reminded us the we were in the 21st century. Although a very very orivate property we could easily pop out to see other parts of the island. Shirley Heights especially on a Sunday with the steel band. Any one of the 365 marvellous sandy beaches. The unique capital, St. Johns. The market place with the fresh fish catch, or buying the nutmeg with the mace still on it. Or just out of town a fabulous sushi restaurant. Lots of opportunity for water sports, water skiing, diving, banana fun, or a cruise around the island with lots of rum punch served.

But The Great House is the biggest draw and i was hard pressed to leave. The owner ensures that you are well looked after and in a very professional but personal way by the full time staff at the house. At all times you were beautifully cared for but never intruded upon. The beauty of the property and the wonderful views across the bay and out to sea were just yours to enjoy. No chattering fellow tourists to impinge on your privacy. The house is more that big enough for you to each do your own thing with several reception rooms and fabulous outside areas for sitting, sun bathing or outdoor dining.

A very special place that we felt privileged to have called our home for three glorious weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous - the real Antigua

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous week!

This is an experience of the real Antigua, whilst living in beautiful surroundings with wonderful staff to look after you.

The views from the terrace every morning whilst you sip your tea and coffee in the morning are second only to the views from the swimming pool terrace.

The house and estate are a reminder of the history of plantation life, and just opposite you can visit a similar plantation open to the public to learn the history and function of each building.

Nothing is far away in Antigua... beautiful beaches, the Capital St. John's, supermarkets, and so forth. But a car is absolutely essential, and a 4x4/jeep probably sensible.

The staff of Vivienne, Joe and Felix are so obliging and helpful.

All in all, a memorable, restful experience where we returned really feeling that we had visited Antigua, with all its history and culture, whilst enjoying a special time in a beautiful property.

If you would like to stay in a resort where you could be anywhere in the world.... this is not for you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 3
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Booking Notes:
There are no keys as the House is staffed. The reservation deposit is non refundable. However the date can be changed and any difference then accounted

Changeover Day:
Due to late flights we will have to charge a full day if your departure is after 12 noon
The housekeeper does not work on Saturdays but other staff will be on call to tidy the house.

Notes on prices:

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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Ensuite bathrooms with showers bedroom 1/2/4 Bedroom 3 with antique bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) All Four Poster Beds Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom Super King Four Poster bed. Mistress Bedroom King Four Poster bed, Bedroom 3 French Antique Four Poster Bed , Bedroom 4 twin Four Posters beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
services such as chef/chauffeur//boat rental etc can be arranged at a supplement The house enjoys the best of the leeward breezes. The property is treated monthly for mosquitoes. There is a extra guest house sleeping 2 available at an extra supplement In the grounds there is a live in caretaker for emergencies Outside: Situated in tropical gardens of 26 acres. With courtyards, patios and private swimming pool with lounge chairs, luncheon tables and chairs, Pool house with separate changing rooms and toliet facilities and outdoor shower Utility Room: The Housekeeper will be responsible for all house keeping and house washing Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The housekeeper will provide you with twice weekly change of bath towels and beach towels. The linens are changed weekly. The housekeeper is in daily except Saturday when other staff are available

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