Galleon Bay #041
Galleon Bay, Antigua - 4 bedroom villa
Wonderful villa for rent with pool, located on a gentle hill of the exclusive Galleon Beach on the southern coast of Antigua, at walking distance from the beautiful beach with a beach bar and restaurant.
Hillside, holiday rental located in the exclusive Galleon Beach Resort within the boundaries of the Historic Nelson's Dockyard National Park in English Harbour.
Nicely designed and decorated holiday villa in Antigua immersed in the lush hill at Galleon Bay, just a few steps away from the beautiful beach, it offers wonderful views of the bay and the Caribbean Sea. The villa is ideal for a perfect Caribbean family vacation: located in a tranquil location of the southern coast of the island, yet near a stunning beach, Shirley Heights, English Harbour and its activities, water sports, restaurants, bars and discos.
The villa includes: four bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room, dining room on the veranda, gourmet kitchen, outdoor lounge areas, expansive deck area, pool, lounge chairs and gas BBQ.
- Location: Galleon Bay
- Pool: yes
- The villa has four airy, nicely decorated bedrooms, with ceiling fan and A/C. The house comfortably accomodates 8 guests. Three bedrooms have access to the deck/balcony through double doors to the fantastic sea views.
Bedroom 1 – King size bed, wardrobe, ceiling fan, A/C, bathroom with shower, views over the harbour with views out across the Harbour. It is accessed from the dining deck or the living room.
Bedroom 2 – King size bed, wardrobe, ceiling fan, A/C, bathroom with shower, views over the harbour with views out across the Harbour. It is accessed from the dining deck or the living room.
Bedroom 3 – King size bed, wardrobe, ceiling fan, A/C, it shares a family size bathroom with shower with Bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4 – King size bed or 2 single beds, wardrobe, ceiling fan, A/C, it shares a family size bathroom with shower with Bedroom 3.
- Kitchen, Living Room, Veranda
- Kitchen and living room are set in a large, open plan area that open up onto the veranda. The kitchen is spacious and it is made of white cabinets topped with wood, and includes gas stove, large refrigerator, dishwasher, professional oven, microwave and small appliances and cooking utensils. The island in the centre adds extra space for the preparation of meals or can be used as breakfast area. The living room is furnished with comfortable sofa set, coffee table, TV and wifi. The veranda surrounds part of the property, and has a comfortable dining area where to enjoy the best views in Antigua.
- Pool and Deck Areas
- The private swimming pool is located below, in front of the property, it has a large surrounding deck for lounging in the sun and a covered shady area. The pool is 3 foot deep at the shallow end with steps for access and 6 foot at the deep end. It measures 25' x 13'.
- Enjoy a relaxing massage in the comfort of your private room. Beautician who offers a variety of services is also available. Our concierge can book these services at the villa for you, early booking is required.
Power: The house has 110V US style electricity outlets. In the event of mains electricity failure, the Galleon Beach generator will switch on automatically.
4 Bedrooms - Max. 8 Guests
Housekeeper Service (Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holiday) / Ground keeper and pool maintenance
Swimming Pool and lounge chairs, Outdoor dining area
All utilities, local telephone calls, Wi-Fi Internet incl., Cable TV
Laundry room with washer and dryer
Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.
- Nearest Beaches:
The villa is located at Galleon Beach, into the lush green hillside of Freeman's Bay. At a short walk distance, you will be on a quarter mile white sandy beach, with calm water as protected by the reef. A short hike to the left of the bay will take you to the Pillars of Hercules, a natural geological rock formations carved by wind, rain and the sea. On the beach there is a characteristic restaurant that serves delicious meals.
The beach of Pigeon Point is located at about 10 minute drive from the villa. Pigeon beach could be crowded during the high season and the Sailing Events. It houses the famous Catherine Cafe restaurant, and wooden beach umbrellas are available on the beach.
- More general area info on nearby sights, restaurants, nightlife, etc. below.
Weekly rates 2 bedr. 3 bedr. 4 bedr. May 21 - August 31: $ 2,800 $ 4,200 $ 5,600 November 1 - May 20: $ 3,500 $ 5,250 $ 7,000 Peak Season*: $10,500 $10,500 $10,500 *Peak Season: Christmas, New Year, All Sailing Events Sailing Events: Charter Boat Show - 3-11 December 2017 Rorc 600 - 17-25 February 2018 Classic Week 17-27 April 2018 Sailing Week - 28Th April To 6Th May 2018Villa Location:
- About Galleon Bay
- Galleon Beach is a private community of villas and cottages situated at Freeman's Bay in English Harbour on the southern tip of Antigua in the heart of the National Park. The surrounding area is a beautiful blend of white sandy beaches, rolling hills, tropical vegetation, marine life, nautical atmosphere, and historical sites.
A quarter mile stretch of golden sand with calm waters and good a snorkelling reef 75ft offshore. A short hike to the left of the bay around the point will take you to the Pillars of Hercules. The Pillars stand at the end of Charlotte Point guarding the entrance to Freeman's Bay and English Harbour. These are natural geological rock formations carved by wind, rain and the sea. Unfortunately they can only really be appreciated when viewed from the sea.
If you love to walk, there are two trails accessed from the road leading into the Galleon Beach Resort - The Jones Valley Trail and the Lookout Trail. Taking either trail will take you up to points along the road to Shirley Heights lookout, and for an alternative walk down, the Carpetners Rock Trail takes you down the other side of the road and out over the ocean with stunning views of the coast line.
There is a ferry service during the day to Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbour.
- About English Harbour
- English Harbour, a natural harbour and historical settlement on the southern tip of the island of Antigua, is a major boating centre, especially adapted to yachting. There are two sheltered deep-water harbours nearby: English Harbour itself and Falmouth Harbour. English Harbour is best known for Nelson’s Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where Admiral Horatio Nelson found natural protection for his fleet. This former British Navy base is now considered to be the only working Georgian dockyard in the world. English Harbour is a major sailing hub of the Caribbean, with many world-renowned regattas taking place here every year. The most active period for the Harbour is November to May annually when those with a passion for yachting or sailing have the chance to participate in any one of the island’s events, including the following:
• Antigua Charter Yacht Show: early December
• Superyacht Challenge: late January /early February
• R.O.R.C. 600 Caribbean: mid February
• Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: April
• Antigua Sailing Week: late April/early May.
- Nearest Restaurants and Night LIfe
- When the sun has set and the stars begin to shine, the curtain can rise on the evening’s entertainment, especially during the winter months when the island is at its busiest.
Above the harbour, at Shirley Heights, are the partially restored fortifications of the harbour's colonial observation post. The view from Shirley Heights extends out over the harbour and far across the Caribbean to Montserrat and Guadeloupe. Everyone heads here on Sundays. The party begins as the sun sets and the steel band sound fills the air, followed by the exciting energy of reggae and soca live music. Barbequed food is available to soak up some of those rum punches. The steel band also plays on Thursday nights from 4pm. Shirley Heights can be reached via Lookout Trail, a nature walk that departs from Galleon Beach through a forest of trees. Descending the trail is not advisable after dark or barbecue revelry.
Catherine’s Café, located on Pigeon Beach (one of the most fabulous beaches in Antigua) has always been a favourite lunch destination for ‘those in the know’ looking to enjoy great French cuisine and fine wines in good company. Catherine’s is also open Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Pillars, one of The Admiral’s Inn restaurants, is located in the history-seeped Nelson’s Dockyard. The waterfront setting is traditional and has a view of the Powder Magazine and Pillars’ sister restaurant Boom, easily accessed by boat service between the two. Both restaurants offer laid-back quality lunch and dinner fares.
Cloggy’ s, located upstairs at the Marina, has a great yacht club atmosphere and a great view of the sailing and motor yachts anchored in the Marina. Generous portions, dieters beware. The bar scene is very lively.
Abracadabra, in English Harbour, transforms from an elegant Italian restaurant in the early evening to a pulsating outdoor nightclub later on. A variety of DJs lead the crowd to dance under the stars. This is a busy bar during the winter with fair priced drinks and friendly staff. Occasional live performances by worldwide known artists are the cherry on the cake.
South Point, located in Falmouth Harbour, takes its inspiration from Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. South Point’s restaurant offers an eclectic mix of authentic flavours. In keeping with its cosmopolitan character, the South Point dining experience is the perfect combination of international taste and local flavour. There is also a sushi bar.
Sun Ra, as seen from the road side, is an unassuming Caribbean wooden house set in a pretty garden lit up by dancing lights in the trees. Once you head through the wooden gate, and as you round the corner onto the gallery your senses are sent into overload: aromas of fresh cooked food from the kitchen, the warm and calming effect created by the lighting and the stunning views of the harbour on which the restaurant is located.
Rum Baba is a busy Mediterranean Bistro situated in a prime position on the main road through English Harbour and directly opposite Falmouth Harbour Marina with all of its superyachts. This place run by an Italian woman, and a French chef serves lunch and dinner in a pretty, relaxed atmosphere.
Famous Mauro is located just past Cobb’s Cross junction. Mauro is a skilful Sardinian pizzaiolo. His restaurant has a simple open-air terrace; the pizzas are perfectly cooked in a wood oven, and the atmosphere is relaxed.
- About Galleon Bay