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Pelican House House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

Description from owner

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ABOUT THE HOMEPelican House was principally designed as a family home and has been used as such since it was built approx. 6 years ago. The area was chosen because of the stunning views and for its peaceful and restful ambience being in an area less populated and on the unspoilt side of the island. The home is set on high ground on the north eastern coast of Antigua affording commanding sights of Pelican Island and the surrounding coastline. In addition the location of the house takes advantage of the prevailing trade winds allowing a cooling breeze throughout the property. The three headlands that make up the Peninsula are surrounded by the shallow navigable waters of Belfast Bay which encourage breeding of tropical fish and turtles. Also sit back and enjoy the displays the pelicans put on for your delight.All rooms have access to a covered deck area/balcony and in most cases on two different aspects increasing access to the stunning panorama surrounding the property also allowing for

ABOUT THE HOMEPelican House was principally designed as a family home and has been used as such since it was built approx. 6 years ago. The area was chosen because of the stunning views and for its peaceful and restful ambience being in an area less populated and on the unspoilt side of the island. The home is set on high ground on the north eastern coast of Antigua affording commanding sights of Pelican Island and the surrounding coastline. In addition the location of the house takes advantage of the prevailing trade winds allowing a cooling breeze throughout the property. The three headlands that make up the Peninsula are surrounded by the shallow navigable waters of Belfast Bay which encourage breeding of tropical fish and turtles. Also sit back and enjoy the displays the pelicans put on for your delight.All rooms have access to a covered deck area/balcony and in most cases on two different aspects increasing access to the stunning panorama surrounding the property also allowing for some afternoon reading away from the sun. French doors throughout the house make it easy to take full advantage of the cooling breezes and glorious sunshine.Entrance to the property is through a large courtyard full of palms trees and giving access to the stairs leading up to the principle verandah of the house. The large and airy sitting room has double French doors opening on the verandahs to the east and west overlooking the swimming pool with its infinity edge. The sitting room is equipped with cable television, DVD player and high speed wireless internet connection and printer. The spacious kitchen is fully fitted with handmade units, solid wood worktops and includes oven and hob, microwave, large American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wine cooler. The kitchen is also fitted with a granite table top and chairs. On the lower ground floor there is a laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. All 3 double bedrooms have access to verandahs affording breathtaking views of the bays and inland, each bedroom has en-suite facilities. The Peninsula is an exclusive development of 8 individually designed private houses and located on the edge of the village called Willikies. FACILITIESLuxuries: Internet access, cable TV/DVD, sea viewsPool: Private pool 35' x 15' (unheated) with infinity edgeFurniture: Fully equipped kitchen, crockery, utensils etc., granite kitchen table and chairs, 2 double beds, 1 king size bed, sitting room seating for 6, large outside teak dining table with 6 chairs. Outside lounge seating for 6.Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 3 en suite bathrooms, kitchen, larder room, sitting room with an extensive run of bookshelves full of reading material, study area, laundry room with large linen cupboard.Utilities: Cooker, oven, microwave, wine cooler, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.Linen: All bed linen provided as well as towels for daily use and the beach.Outside: Extensive grounds with mix of cultivated areas with bougainvillea and oleander and natural trees and shrubs. Steps down to the water's edge heavily bordered with mangrove. Property entered via large double gates with ample car parking. Pedestrian gate.Further information: Welcome pack provided including milk, bread, tea and coffee. More extensive groceries can be provided on request with appropriate notice prior to arrival. Local Pay As You Go mobile phone is provided to facilitate restaurant/ excursion reservations. Please note: not suitable for youngsters under 15 yrs.CONDITIONS30% deposit required on booking which is non-refundable once booking is confirmed. Balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival. A cheque for £250 is required which will be returned to you within 14 days of returning from the holiday provided no loss or damage has occurred. Should any loss or damage occur the cost will be deducted from the £250 and balance returned to you. ACTIVITIESPelican House is situated in one of the most peaceful parts of the island which will suit those seeking a quiet and relaxing holiday. However, having said that there are more than enough things to do on the island should you wish to drag yourself away from the pool and that 'unput downable' novel you picked up at the airport.Some of those 365 famous beaches: Long Bay – the nearest beach to The Peninsula being only approx. 2km. Half Moon Bay – in my opinion one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean being deserted most of the time and recently identified as a National Park. Other beaches include Rendezvous Bay, Fort James, Jabberwock and Darkwood. Some of the landmarks of Antigua: Shirley Heights with its awe inspiring bluff overlooking English Harbour where on a Sunday evening you will be entertained by steel bands, reggae and soca music. Nelsons Dockyard set within English Harbour is Antigua's prized historic possession. It is not only a monument to the past with well documented history but is also a focus of activity and a year round home for yachts. There is a museum and visitors centre with a first class multimedia sound and light show. Bettys Hope – a sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labour it exploited.For those seeking further cultural knowledge of the island there are a number of architecturally interesting churches such as the Cathedral of St John the Devine in St John's itself, a neo-Baroque building looking large over the town. St Peters Church - an architectural masterpiece in the tiny town of Parham.Finally a few of the sporting activities that can be found on the island:Antigua Clays – a newly built shooting ground on the edge of Potworks Dam ReservoirSpringhill Riding Club – horse-ridingCedar Valley Golf Club – 6000yd par 70 course known for its sweeping views of the sea.As well as the Island Safari, Stingray City, Catamaran Sailing Trips, Kayak Tours and Rainforest Canopy Tours.

Location description from owner

The Antigua and Barbuda region

The tropical island of Antigua offers the very best of the Caribbean – a wonderful year round climate, untouched beaches and unique flora and fauna. The fusion of Antigua’s colonial past, natural beauty and vibrant culture creates a unique charm. With its safe harbours, beautiful reefs, protected bays and 365 glorious palm-fringed beaches the peaceful island of Antigua is renowned by the yachting fraternity and people seeking a unique holiday experience. The largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, Antigua is located in the Eastern Caribbean and is approximately 14 miles long and 11 miles wide and encompasses 108 square miles making exploration of the whole island all too easy

Willikies

The Peninsula is close to VC Bird International Airport, taking about twenty minutes by car. The Peninsula itself is protected by a chain of small uninhabited islands with white sandy beaches and coral reefs that are easily accessible by boat should you wish to explore the area from the waterside. The three headlands that make up the Peninsula are surrounded by the shallow navigable waters of Belfast Bay which encourage breeding of tropical fish and turtles. The area is close to Long Bay making a trip to the beach taking about 10 minutes. To reach the beach you will pass through the village of Willikies which is a typical example of the local rustic architecture but affording facilities for the basic provisions such as bread and milk. The local inhabitants are friendly and extremely helpful. The whole island is full of happy, agreeable people and we always feel safe and at ease. One would only remind visitors to take the normal precautions when making excursions – keep jewellery to a minimum and take care of your personal possessions and keep them securely about your person.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds
  • 3 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

Gillian B
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
01 Jul 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This House has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Nov 2012. Located in Willikies, it has 11 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1775 to £1995.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 01 Jul 2016.

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“I cannot say enough good about this property”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2013

I am an experienced visitor of Antigua, coming three to five times a year on business for the past ten years or so. For the second time, I took my family along, and we decided to stay for three weeks in this accommodation, which we found on TA. I won't try to sell Antigua, it sells itself, you either like it or you don't. Suffice it to say that my entire family consider it their second home. But this property really was the key to the magic on this visit. In an unbelievably beautiful spot, quiet and peaceful. The construction of the place is first rate, and the comfort and ambiance of the house are superb. The view from the porch over the lough is burned into my brain, and will certainly, and thankfully, never fade. We had a few minor issues during our stay and they were dealt with promptly and courteously. When (not if) we return to Antigua as a family, my wife and children will absolutely insist we return to Pelican House, and I be voting right with them.

Very many thanks for such a kind review and we would be delighted to welcome you back to Pelican House.

“Exceeded my expectations”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2013

I have stayed at Pelicsan House on two separate occasions and look forward to my next visit later in the year for more R&R. As I say above, my first visit exceeded my expectations - so often you are dissapointed with holiday rentals but not here. The house is positioned perfectly with fantastic tranquil views out over the sea - the inifinity pool is a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy the setting. The pelicans are mesmerising as they dive bomb the water for fish and the turtles are there but can be a bit elusive! The house hosts the comforts of home but with a distinct feeling of Caribbean luxury. Antigua has much to offer both busy and relaxing and the house is a haven to return to at the end of a hot day - due to its position there is a wonderful cooling breeze that strikes as you arrive back at the house which is so welcoming. The house is furnished to a high standard and has everything you need or want for a fantstic holiday, leaving you wanting to return.

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