Additional nights over 7 days are pro-rata.
Rental rates apply to arrivals between the dates shown for each period, ie If guests arrive on 30th November 2016 the weekly rate will be £1150 but the rental will be £1550 for guests arriving after that date.
A deposit of 20% of the rental price is required at the time of booking with the balance due 60 days before your arrival in Antigua.
Ffryes House is a very comfortable villa with two en suite bedrooms with queen beds and one ensuite with twin beds. The master bedroom is closest to the busy road and the loud music emanating from the new development of little bars and restaurants on the other side. This room has a tiled walk in rain shower with glass wall in the bathroom and has French doors that open onto the patio and pool. It is the nicest bedroom .
All bedrooms have A/C and fans. The beds are comfortable and there are adequate towels and bedding. The two bathrooms attached to bedrooms 2 and 3 have showers in the tubs. We purchased some non slip shower mats as our senior citizen selves didn't feel safe without grab bars for possible slipping in the shower.
The kitchen is well equipped and quite large with French doors opening onto the outdoor covered dining area. Young palms and other plants form a shady cool privacy barrier around this area. A charcoal barbecue, which we found difficult to bring up to heat, is also in this area.
More French doors off the living area open out onto an continuation of the dining patio. Here, four large wicker rocking chairs with cushions face the pool which is deep enough for diving at one end and shallow enough for little kids at the other. These two varying depths have a steep drop separating them. The pool is long enough to swim lengths and is surrounded by six lounger type sun beds on a tile surface. We found the tiles to be quite slippery when wet from the pool or rains. The whole yard is fenced and surrounded by flowering oleander and hibiscus .
Overall the villa is well equipped and comfortably furnished for any event. Maid service is available should you wish to pay extra. Fresh paint inside and out had just been completed when we were there in March/April 2017.
Nearby Valley Church Beach is lovely but occasionally gets invaded by cruise ship passengers. "The Nest" bar and restaurant here occasionally has vary loud "fetes" that continue until the night with thumping music. Silicone Ear plugs which can be found at the local "Waitrose"" well stocked supermarket, work well!
The WiFi in the house is spotty as we found that there were times when it was not available. Also, the Digical "pay as you go" phone in the house is very expensive to run. $10 lasted less than a minute to a local number!
Make arrangements for your own phone to get International rates and use only on WiFi. We found this to be the least expensive way to go.
I cannot express enough how absolutely beautiful this property is. When we arrived it looked like a show home. We booked Ffryes House for two weeks as we were getting married on Valley Church beach and wanted something that was close by. Howard Adams made the whole booking process so easy and was a total joy to deal with - putting up with my endless questions!! Howard ensured that we had someone there to meet us on arrival, a delightful lady called Yasmine, who we could call at any time if things went wrong - which they didn't. We would also like to mention the owners, Brian & Marianne, who left us a beautiful note when we arrived and a bottle of bubbles as a celebration for our special day. The property itself is beautifully appointed with a fully equipped kitchen and three decent sized bedrooms, all with en-suites. Ffryes House is situated in the perfect position - not only to enjoy the amazing beaches of Ffryes, Valley Church and Jolly Harbour, but also close to all local amenities, with the supermarket being just a minutes drive away. We can highly recommend Miracles which is a local restaurant situated within a few minutes walk away, please don't be put off my the exterior of the restaurant, you will not be disappointed - you will have to book though as it gets really busy, or indulge in a pizza just across the road. On our lazy nights we would run across the road, order a pizza and enjoy it sitting on the verandah, listening to the night creatures and sipping a cold beer. I can honestly, hand on heart say that Ffryes House truly gave us a hug when we arrived and it will stay in our memories forever. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone wanting a slice of paradise.
Well appointed villa perfect for a family holiday. Great location and service from the property manager Robert. Highly recommend and certainly thinking about another visit.
I have so many good things to say about this property, and the island, that I'm having a hard time deciding where to start. Accompanying me were my wife, our daughter who turned 6 while in Antigua, and our mothers, who are both well into their 60s. We were met by the provided driver as soon as picked up our luggage and transported to the house in a very short time. Yasmine was waiting for us at the house when we arrived and showed us around, chatted, and gave us the keys. Between the driver and Yasmine we were very warmly welcomed to the island. At first, our mothers thought this was a show house, where we would be checked in, but were incredibly happy to find out that this immaculately clean, beautiful, and spacious home would be ours for the next 10 days. The pictures of this property simply do not do the house justice. Each bedroom has it's own full ensuite bathroom, with a recently renovated glass, walk in shower in the master bedroom ensuite which is just perfect after a day at the beach. Air conditioning worked well in each bedroom, and here's a tip: Close the bedroom doors, and put on the AC for a half hour before bed, then turn it off when you tuck in for the night. You'll spend the night in cool comfort without burdening the island's limited electrical resources! The kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessary plates, glasses, cutlery and tools. I really enjoy cooking and nothing was missing. As much as the inside shines, the outdoor livings spaces are just incredible. A full dining table for six at the back, sitting area with couch and padded rocking chairs, charcoal barbecue, all surrounded by beautiful flowers complete with hummingbirds. The pool is large and easily accessible for all types of people with shallow and deeper end, and easily traversed stairs. The deck area is in perfect condition with comfortable chairs, and at least half of the area is in the sunshine from just after sunrise until nearly sunset, so plenty of room for everyone to lounge and tan should they wish. While we rented a Jeep for our entire stay to explore the island, the grocery store in Jolly Harbour is really less than a 10 minute walk away, along with excellent restaurants, as well as pizza and fish & chips directly across the street. All in all, an absolutely brilliant vacation home that you would be hard pressed to beat! Thanks for a great holiday!
Great villa exactly as advertised with seamless transfers from the airport, very good location within walking distance to numerous restaurants and a supermarket. A car is a very good suggestion and this is also nearby. Try the boat trip Jabberwocky for a top start to the holiday. It was just brilliant. Thoroughly recommend this location!
This villa was a home from home, and very handy for Jolly Harbour. The master bedroom was so comfortable , the Internet fast, the kitchen full of utensils. The outdoor area was large and the swimming pool very relaxing. The Hamilton estate Caretakers were so helpful and obliging. Thinking of returning to this villa next year again we enjoyed our stay so much. The property was also clean and spotless and had flat screen TV in the lounge which did not show up on the villa photos.