Villa in Jolly Harbour, Antigua - 10 minutes' walk from Amenities and Beach
About Nicholas Booth
I am one of 2 owner couples of the property. I am married with 3 children. I work and live just west of London. We first came to Antigua in 2007 and all the family look forward to are holidays in Antigua.
Nicholas Booth purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Nicholas Booth chose Jolly Harbour
For some time I wanted a place in the Caribbean. Antigua has a beach for each day of the year, clear blue waters and sandy beaches.
What makes this Villa unique
The property is close to some of the best beaches you only get to see in magazines. It is also close to Jolly Harbour which has great shops, supermarket, restaurants, golf courses, bars, banks etc.
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Great accommodation to compliment an amazing trip
We came to Antigua to visit family but also wanted the holiday experience. The location is great, walking distance to the supermarket and beach.
The pool is small and had a small crack at the bottom but that didn’t affect us and it was great to cool off in and for the kids to mess around in. There is also a HUGE pool with a great little restaurant within a couple of minutes walk. There’s loads of crockery and pots etc in the kitchen, some a little worn but they do the job just fine and I was never wanting something that wasn’t in the cupboards.
Any thing we needed or any issues were sorted in a matter of minutes.
The property has great air con, has WiFi, is super comfortable and anyone we dealt with was super friendly and helpful. I would 100% recommend this property to families or groups looking to be close to all the holiday essentials whilst having all the comforts of home.
I had a blast at Villa Azure. I stayed for 14 days at the villa. Jolle (i hope i spelled it right) was there to great us as she was very helping and nice she showed us around the villa and had let us know she was just a phone call away (which she was). It was a well relaxed trip the pool was a bonus as i dont like to go to the beach. The pool guy was nice and accommodating he came and clean the pool for us and we sat and had conversations and where we can go in Antigua for the food, drinks, entertainment, and the beaches. We had bbq on the deck and had fun. The villa is very spacious as everything you can think of was there to accommodate us on our stay. And when we ran out the supermarket was just walking distance. As we left the villa we even had the management team came to wish us a safe journey back and thank us for staying with them that was very nice. Overall i had a great experience and will recommend Villa Azure to anyone.
Thankyou for taking the time to share such a positive review of your stay in Villa Azure.
We are so pleased that you had a wonderful experience in our villa and the Caribbean
We aim to ensure our guests relax and enjoy and with the help of a super team we can accomplish this
We love that you loved the pool and surrounding areas with amenities close by
I look forward to welcoming you back in the future
Conveniently located Villa
Let me start with the good aspects of the villa. The villa was conveniently located to some beautiful beaches in the area such as Darkwood, Jolly Beach, and Turner Beach. The grocery store, pharmacy, and places to book excursions are within walking distance, as are some restaurants. The patio was nice and very quiet to relax on. The villa has the potential to be a really nice place with its large living space and private pool but is in need of updates and TLC.
The not so good aspects: The private pool, which we were so excited to have in the villa, was dirty when we arrived. It took three days for it to be clean enough for us to use and by the end of our stay it was dirty again.
Although the property was well stocked with pots, pans, and cutlery etc. some of the pans were burned and stained as were some of the utensils and need to be replaced. The stove had one burner that wasn’t working and another that was bent. The range hood over the stove is in need of repair or replacing. The cushions on the dining room chairs are stained and tattered. Some of the bed linens and towels are stained and need to be replaced. The villa had two bathrooms but we only used one, as the tub in the main bathroom didn’t drain properly.
Being tropical, yes you will see the occasional mosquito or bug but in this case we had to deal with cockroaches. I was told that it was due to the drains drying out but with the necessary prevention this should not have been the case. We were told that WE could buy traps or sprays to take care of the problem. They said that they could not have the place treated while we were there, so they would take care of it after we left.
Even with all of these problems that we had during our stay, I feel that with some much needed updates and TLC this will be a very nice place to stay.
When the pool was check it was not dirty but cloudy due to fresh cleaning liquid (chlorine) within the day the water was clean again when checked by local staff. The owners are now staying at the villa and could not find any burned pans and checked stove. They have also checked linen to make sure they all good. There were no bugs found when visited in the villa, but the property was fumigated as a precaution. Also, addition property maintenance has just completed to make sure for a pleasant stay.
Great house in a great location
We stayed in the house for two weeks at the beginning of February 2019.
The house was clean and I think nicer than the pictures show.
It has a great location, only a few minutes walk from the Jolly Harbour resort and all the facilities it has ( I.e. Supermarket, Resturants etc).
Good location, good value
We had a lovely week in Villa Azure. It was really comfortable and it was good to have a private pool. We could walk to the supermarket, restaurants and beaches if necessary although we did have a car. As previously reviewed the villa needs updating especially the bathrooms but everything worked and the price of our stay was considerably less than more modern villas. We hope to book again soon as we loved Jolly Harbour.
We have just returned from two weeks staying at Villa Azure. There were one or two minor issues when we first arrived, but these were rectified within a few hours of reporting them, so there was no faulting the speed of that!
The villa is a five minute walk from a large, well-stocked supermarket, and 900 meters from the best beach we visited in Antigua - Jolly Harbour beach. These is a host of things to do here, should you choose, from banana boats and jet skis to the excellent ‘Reef Riders’.
Local buses stop here (you can flag them down anywhere) which can take you to Darkwood beach, or into St Johns (the capital). From the latter you can catch other buses to the likes of English Harbour for Nelson’s Dockyard.
The villa had ample utilities to do all cooking - we rarely ate out. The air conditioning was excellent too.
Best of all was the decking and private pool. It pool was small, but the temperature was perfect. Plenty of loungers on the decking for all the family too... and no need to worry about having to reserve them!
The villa is situated 25 minutes from St Johns airport and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Near to Jolly Beach 15 min walk, which has stunning turquoise waters and a wonderful sandy beach. It is the perfect base for a relaxing getaway in the beautiful island of Antigua. While away the days soaking up the sun, or exploring the islands many historical sites like Nelsons Dockyard.
A 10-minute walk to Jolly Harbour marina, the largest man-made marina in the Caribbean, is on the southwest coast of Antigua. There are various bars and restaurants. Jolly Harbour has banks with ATM's, boutiques, hairdresser, an 18-hole golf course, Olympic size swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, as well as one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Jolly Harbour also boasts a fully stocked large supermarket with everything you could possibly need. Also Wi-Fi connection available free at bars and cafes.
Flight distances: Flight to Antigua (ANU). Direct from UK, Gatwick (LGW) Approx. 7 hours 40 min. Direct from US, New York (NYC) Approx. 4 hours 40 min. No more local airport departure tax. Time Difference - GMT -5 hours. Language - English. Currency - Eastern Caribbean Dollar EC$ or US Dollar USD.