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ADMIRALTY HOUSE


ADMIRALTY HOUSE


Position:


This gorgeous waterfront villa, built in the Caribbean colonial style, is situated on the edge of the sea in Turtle Bay, to the south of the island of Antigua. It offers unparalleled and uninterrupted views across gentle waves to the islands of Montserrat and Guadeloupe and has been positioned to make the most of every evening’s glorious sunset and the spectacular Caribbean skies. 


Turtle Bay is a quiet location off the beaten track with only the sound of waves to lull you to sleep. If you are looking for a respite surrounded by nature at its most beautiful just sit back and enjoy the pool and the view over the sea. For a bit more buzz, a 10 mins drive will get you to Falmouth and English Harbours with their bustling marinas, restaurants, bars, and nightlife.


Quite rightly, all of Antigua’s beaches are open to the public, but this can mean that houses on sandy beaches suffer from a lack of privacy. Turtle Bay was particularly chosen as the location for this home as it has one of the most extraordinary coral reefs in the Caribbean to snorkel over just below the house, whilst the pebbly shore means that your privacy will be maintained. Meanwhile there is a ‘secret’ small sandy beach just 50 yards away.  The spectacular Rendezvous Trail starts almost at our doorstep and leads into the next bay’s beautiful and undeveloped beach, considered to be one of the loveliest in the Caribbean. 


Scuba-diving, sailing, tennis, squash, turtle watching are all available nearby whilst a riding club is 5 mins away if you’d like to join them to swim with the ponies! For the historians and walkers, you are in a perfect situation to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the rainforest with tree-top zip wires, and endless trails are 10 mins in the other direction. 


During the summer Admiralty House provides the perfect haven after a day at Carnival, whilst in the winter and spring it is a great spot for captains and crew to base themselves, and/or spectators to watch the world's most spectacular boats sail by, during Antigua’s famous sailing races. 


The Main House:


Admiralty House has four double bedrooms, each with an ensuite bath/shower room. 


Turtle View – This beautiful corner room enjoys views over the sea to Turtle Rock in one direction, plus French doors onto a balcony and the magical sight of Montserrat in the distance in another. It has a king size double four poster bed and an ensuite shower room. 


Montserrat – This is the grandest bedroom in the house. It is huge, with a French-doors opening onto a wraparound balcony and views over the sea to Guadeloupe island. It enjoys an enormous Super King bed plus a sitting area/dressing area and a large bathroom.


Silk Cotton – This happy room overlooks the spectacular Silk Cotton Tree that gives it its name and the lush garden to the front of the house. It offers the option to provide a king size double bed or can be split to provide two single beds. There is an ensuite bath/shower room.


Palm – This corner bedroom feels rather like a bird’s nest nestled amongst the palm trees. It offers the option to provide a king size double bed or can be split to provide two single beds. There is an ensuite bath/shower room.


On the ground floor there is a large light and bright Hall/Reception room, ideal for entertaining, with a baby grand piano and a trombone and drum provided!  In addition, there is an elegant Drawing Room, plus Dining Room and TV/extra Sitting Room. This kitchen is not enclosed by four walls, and is open to the elements on one side, all the better to enjoy the sea view and the gentle trade winds.  You may find yourself with a small bird on your shoulder at breakfast! It has a large table able to seat 12 at a sitting. 


The Annexe:


This consists of two bedrooms, plus a central covered area for socialising.


Frangipani – This room comes with two double beds, and an ensuite bathroom. The four windows and Juliette balcony allow the trade wind breezes to flow through plus provide views of the Frangipani in the tropical garden to the front of the house and a (limited) view of the sea to the side of the property seen between trees along the shoreline


Hibiscus – This room also comes with two double beds, and an ensuite bathroom. The four windows and Juliette balcony allow the trade wind breezes to flow through plus provide views of the Hibiscus and other flowers in the tropical garden to the front of the house and a (limited) view of the sea to the side of the property seen between trees along the shoreline


Outside:


To the front of the house - there is parking for more than four cars and a tropical garden.


To the sea side of the house – The swimming pool, bar, outside fridge, tables, chairs, and sun-beds all overlook the ocean and have wonderful views across it to the islands in the distance and the ‘Turtle’ rock that gives this bay its name.


Boring but important:


The property comes with a fully stocked kitchen, fast internet speeds, ceiling fans, air conditioning, plus a back-up generator. 


Our Footprint:


As we are sure you are, we are keen to have as little impact on Antigua’s precious resources as possible, therefore we would ask you to be mindful that the water provided is collected rainwater – wonderful but precious, plus, although we have solar panels, air conditioners demand a much higher usage of power than can be provided naturally, so if you could be kind and use these only if absolutely necessary (we think you will agree with us that the natural trade winds are perfectly sufficient to keep the house cool). The ceiling fans work well and are a far ‘greener’ option.


General Services:


A cheery ‘meet and greet’ will await you at the house on arrival, and bed linen, towels, twice weekly villa cleaning, and pool cleaning (with a smile), are all included in the total rent, plus our Managing Agents, Admiral Management Services, are on hand to help should you need it at any time during your stay. Any extra help (daily cleaning/chef/laundry) can be provided on request. 

Rates:
Please confirm availability and rates prior to booking as this site may calculate the rate wrong.  Incorrectly priced reservations will be cancelled by the renter and re-booked once the rate is quoted accurately

A Local tax called The Tourist Levy of US$5 per person per night is payable to the management on arrival

Minimum 7 Night Rental, Prices below include the 14% ABST Tax

Standard High Season Rates (15 Nov - 15 May), Per Night:

Main House, 2 Beds - US$798
Main House, 3 beds - US$1140
Main House, 4 beds - US$1425
Main House, 4 beds, plus Annex 1 - US$1710
Main House, 4 beds, plus Annex 1 and 2 - US$1995

Events and Peak Periods are charged at the full peak rate.

Peak Periods +40%

Low Season ( 16 May - 14 November) -20%

Peak periods are: All Regattas, Carnival, Xmas, New Year, ACYM