Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Step into the cool interior of the house with wooden polished floors throughout and large shady verandas on both levels.
Comfortably appointed with Balinese teak furniture throughout the villa, all three spacious double bedrooms have beautiful Balinese carved four poster queen-sized beds with fitted mosquito box nets and 3 speed ceiling fans fitted above each bed to create gentle cool breeze at night.
The 3 ensuite Bedrooms accomodate up to 6 people; in the lower lounge area are 2 Balinese day beds which convert into single beds with nets hung above and is useful additional accomodation for 1 or 2 people. Particularly suitable for teenagers travelling with family or for boat crew groups.
(Please note that this lower lounge area is not private and does require the occupants of the 2 single beds to use showers in the bedrooms) There is an additional WC washroom off the downstairs reception room by the front door.
There is also an outdoor Bali stone shower with hot and cold water by the front entrance for showering off sand when returning from the beach, before entering the house.
All the bedrooms face S. West across the verandas, towards the view of Falmouth Bay and Rendezvous bay beyond, through shuttered bifold doors and two louvred floor to ceiling windows across each room facing into the gardens .
There are fitted wardrobes with ample shelving and hanging space in each bedroom.
Each travertine tiled en-suite shower/ bath room has individually designed blue ceramic features made by local potter Nancy Nicholson in English Harbour and Italian chrome fittings.
There is, in addition to a shower, a large english oval bath tub in the upstairs bathroom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pigeon Beach 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: V.C. Bird 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The house is traditionally designed to catch the cooling trade-wind breezes through the rooms; plus super ceiling fans are fitted in every room area as well as on both verandas. The rooms all have operating louvred shuttering bi-fold doors with fixed nets to let air flow through the villa.
The house has a well equipped open-plan kitchen and reception room on the upper level leading out to the large upper veranda dining area with its large circular table, which seats 8 people comfortably. The sunset view overlooking Falmouth Harbour Bay is the ideal setting for relaxed family holiday meals and entertaining, especially cocktails at sundown!
There are separate lounge areas on the two levels with comfortable seating areas as well as cushioned loungers on both verandas.
There are 2 Bali sofa/ day beds which convert to proper single beds in the lower lounge area to accomodate up to 2 extra people if the circumstances of the clients stay requires, eg a wedding guest group, a family with younger/ teenage children or the crew attending sailing week etc.
All the house water is solar heated with an immersion heater back up if necessary.
Rain water is collected in a cistern under the house and we have an American whole house triple filter system fitted to a good water standard and though we recommend bottled water for drinking, water from the taps is safe.
The house has a monitored security alarm system and also a safe for laptops and valuables.
There is a cot/bed suitable for babies and toddlers 0-4 yrs old.
|Further details outdoors|
Entering from the gated car parking area through the locked 'Bali Gate' into the garden ensures privacy and security around the villa.
There is also an exterior warm Bali shower to wash off sand when returning from the beach by the front porch.
Landscaped gardens around the house are planted with a variety of colourful tropical plants and trees including cactus, palms, avocado, mango, lime and banana trees, frangipani, hibiscus and bougainvillea.
Bird watching is a pleasure here as hummingbirds, bananaquits, doves and sparrowhawks, are attracted into the gardens and surrounding hillside.
Binoculars are provided in the house to spot frigate birds, pelicans and other sea birds over the bay as well as 'yacht spot' as the great variety of boats and super yachts pass by as they enter or leave Falmouth Harbour.
Just 5 minutes walk to Pigeon beach and Bumpkins cafe or Catherines Cafe Plage restaurant.
5 minutes towards English Harbour, Nesons Dockyard and all the restaurants bars and shops at Falmouth Harbour.
A favourite hike takes one across Middle Ground between Nelsons Dockyard and Pigeon Beach, a shorter circular walk following the dirt trail to Pigeon Beach joins the road near to Zandoli.
Our housekeeper Fiona prepares the house and welcomes guests on arrival.
She shows clients all the facilities of the house and demonstrates the security alarm system.
There is maid-service twice weekly coming to clean and tidy the house, changing all bedding, bath and beach towels and do the house laundry.
Any other special requirements can be made by arrangement with Fiona, such as babysitting, for which payment is made directly to her.
A service gratuity is not included in the rental sum and should be left in cash for Fiona and paid at the end of the holiday.
The lovely gardens surrounding Villa Zandoli are tended to by the gardener Gilberto who comes two mornings a week when Fiona is also there.
The Antigua region
The house is located in a residential area within the tranquil National Parkland area of English Harbour one side of the road leading down to one of the loveliest sandy beaches on the island at Pigeon Point; a well maintained family beach, with safe swimming, shade, a kids recreation area, toilets, showers and a beach bar and restaurant. The opposite side of the road has unspoilt natural hillside right to the beach.
English Harbour the most Historic region in Antigua with abundant evidence of it's Naval past is within easy walking distance of the house. The most important being the C18th Nelsons Dockyard 'the only surviving Georgian dockyard in the world' yet still an area of yachting activity. A living museum with old colonial buildings housing associated businesses as well as a museum, hotels and excellent restaurants.
A gentle walk from the dockyard takes one to Fort Berkely at the neck of English Harbour, a more active hike over the top of the Hill crosses Middle Ground, with the remains several Forts, ends back down at Pigeon Beach. There are several walking and hiking trails throughout the English Harbour Parks area steeped in Naval History and the most spectacular views are from the top of Shirley Heights where Sunday evening' jump up' and BBQ at sunset with the steel band playing is not to be missed.
Lively Bars, restaurants, cafes and shops are also nearby at Falmouth Harbour and by Antigua Yacht Club. An information pack in the house highlights places with personal recommendations.
A car is not essential but we do recommend renting a vehicle for exploring further afield and enjoying the Capitol, St. johns, beaches and sights to the full. Many Island activities and tours are documented in a welcome pack at the house.
There are several recommended taxi and car rental firms close by and they also do an excellent airport collection and return service.
Antigua is easily accessed with numerous daily flights from the UK (Virgin, British Airways and BMI fly direct), the USA and Canada. V.C. Bird International Airport is a hub for travel to other island destinations.
The property is about 30 minute's drive from the airport and we will give clients a detailed map which will include driving instructions. ( attached )
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2 Apr 2014
"The perfect villa for a Caribbean holiday"
I don't think we have ever had such a relaxing holiday, and staying at Zandoli was certainly a large part of the experience. The house is beautifully appointed, with everything you could possibly… More
We are delighted you enjoyed a relaxing holiday at Zandoli and found everything you needed in easy reach of the house.... we agree there is nothing like a much deserved cocktail at Bumpkins on Pigeon Beach especially after the short hike across the hill from Nelsons Dockyard!
At certain times the mozzy's can be a problem across this tropical island if there has been rain. We supply wall plug ins in the bedrooms and refills are easily available for these and other sprays, natural skin products and citronelle candles easily obtained in the local shops.
The design of the house with bifold doors and opening wooden louvered shuttering allows a wonderful through flow of breezy air. The ceiling fans help of course on the hottest days and are especially placed above the beds at night to keep one cool beneath the nets.
Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to your return to Zandoli for another relaxing vacation some day.
11 Mar 2014
"A wonderful holiday home away from home"
A group of six adults recently stayed at this wonderful holiday house. The owners have clearly taken care to ensure it's comfortable for visitors. There is more than enough space for six people -… More
20 Feb 2014
"Wow what a villa"
Zandolli lives up to its pictures it's fabulous! We so enjoyed our stay there I went with my partner my daughter and her boyfriend the villa itself is true magic Indonesian style tactile wood be… More
Wow what a review! We are delighted that you have had a fantastic time in Antigua and enjoyed your stay at Zandoli. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your kind words.
13 Jan 2014
"A stunning villa in a great location"
We came to Zandoli to celebrate a special birthday based on a friend's recommendation and it lived up to all our expectations.The house is superbly furnished, with everything we needed for a comf… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are all so happy to know you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return to Zandoli next time you are in Antigua!
4 Dec 2013
"Beautiful villa, fantastic location!"
8 of us stayed in this beautiful villa whilst we attended a wedding on the island. Zandoli is perfectly located, just a short walk to Pigeon beach as well as Nelson's Dockyard and the marina at E… More
Thank you for a great review; we are so delighted that you all had a fantastic time and found Zandoli the perfect location for the 8 of you to enjoy all that English Harbour has to offer and all within easy reach. I'll pass your review on to Fiona, who is always concened that our guests are happy! We look forward to your return visit :)
30 Apr 2013
"Fantastic Stay in Chic Villa"
Our group of 6 was in Antigua for the Classics Yacht Regatta and chose this beautiful home as our home base. This is an ideal location for a group... the house is luxurious yet comfortable. The views … More
27 Apr 2013
"Please, don't come here;-)"
This was the second time we came to Zandoli House, this time with two other couples. The house is large, enough to accommodate all of us with ease. Each couple had their own beautiful room, big on-sui… More
Thanks so much for this great review and for wanting to return yet again! You're right Zandoli is getting busy, as we are getting such positive feedback from our guests, so you had better book up the dates now for your next trip ;)
31 Mar 2013
I would thoroughly recommend this villa. We were worried about the lack of air conditioning but it wasn't an issue in any way. The ceiling fans and trade winds provided more than enough cooling.T… More
25 Feb 2013
Zandoli was everything that we had been told to expect and more. i was impressed with the attention to detail before we even booked. My questions were all answered quickly and precisely by the owner. … More
We hope you return sometime too! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are all so happy to know you enjoyed your stay and everything exceeded your expectations.
24 Feb 2013
"A beautiful villa in a perfect location!"
My husband, parents, sister and I just returned from a week-long stay at Zandoli and we couldn't imagine a better place to have spent our vacation! The villa itself is gorgeous - spacious, airy … More
Thank you for writing such a wonderful review of your stay at Zandoli, we are so glad that you enjoyed the house itself so much, but also used it as a base to explore Antigua and visit some of our favorite beaches around the Island! We will pass your compliments on to our lovely housekeeper too, she will be delighted.
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