This beautifully finished, new property overlooks one of the loveliest harbour sites of the world. Its position takes advantage of trade wind breezes and spectacular panoramic views.
A light, contemporary house comprising 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one with en suite.
With an additional large mezzanine level 'snug', housing TV, books and double sofa bed, this property can sleep up to 6 people.
The open plan living / kitchen area opens out on all sides onto decking.
Step out to the swimming pool and covered dining area.
We have a local managing agent who will greet you on arrival.
Car rental is recommended. Our local car rental in Falmouth can pick up from the airport and escort you to the villa.
The house is located on the slopes of Monks Hill, adjacent to the local village. It is nestled in the hillside amongst the other villas of Rose Hill.
The nearby grocery store is half a mile away with English harbour and historic Nelson's Dockyard a short 5 minute drive around the bay where you will find a variety of restaurants, coffee and ice-cream shops, grocery, medical centre, tennis courts and spa, many of which remain open in the low season.
Learn to sail with On Deck, play tennis at Temos or visit the spa at the Yacht Club Marina Resort
Pigeon and Galleon are beautiful swimming beaches also within 5 minutes drive.
Hike the goat track at early morning then spend the day on the beach taking in lunch at Calabash.
Grab a gelato and stroll along the dock to see superyachts of the world.
Visit Shirley Heights at sunset for Reggae and later enjoy one of the many fine restaurants, maybe finishing at Abracadabras for late night dancing.
This is the perfect spot for a varied and relaxing holiday.
High season Dec - May
Low season May - Nov
A US$300 refundable damage deposit is payable on arrival to our managing agents.
We recommend children are over 5 yrs
No animals no Parties
We absolutely loved staying at the Starr House. It was the highlight of our 2 week holiday to Antigua. The location is perfect - you need a car but it's only a 5 minute drive from all the lovely bars and restaurants of English Harbour. Very close to a local supermarket too. We felt very safe. And those views! Also not too far (about 30 mins drive) from the stunning beaches of the West Coast of Antigua and a bigger and much cheaper supermarket - Epicurean. Anna our host was very helpful, showing us round the villa and leaving us a list of great places to eat at (would particularly recommend Rhumbaba, Catherine's Cafe and Sheer Rocks). We also met Titi the car rental people at the airport, but didn't enquire about the price and next time would do some more research/haggling (though their service was very reliable and professional). One tip - take lots of mozzie spray. There are mozzie nets at the house but we got quite badly bitten. Also there is no air con, which wasn't too much of a problem for us as there were lots of fans, but it was hot. Overall i couldn't recommend Starr House more. What a gorgeous place!
This villa is absolutely incredible. It is beautifully designed (from the quality of the wooden beams to the master bedroom lay out), has great amenities (the pool is lovely) and high ceilings for an airy, chilled out holiday vibe. The kitchen is usefully stocked, the house is close to the restaurants (but not too close), the beach and things to do.
Honestly one of the nicest places we've stayed. The communication before and during was clear and friendly. Would recommend a million times over to anyone. Another Airbnb success!!
So glad you enjoyed it! If there was anything you wanted to comment on do let us know - was there enough tea spoons / was the grill clean etc. I was due to fly out on Sat with the kids but they both came down with a fever. Disappointed but we'll get there later in the week hopefully.
Hopefully we can have you back again sometime,
Darryl and Nicky own a lovely property that is managed by Anna in Antigua. All three were excellent hosts! From the email communication before arrival to being greeted at the villa by Anna - we felt very comfortable and welcomed.
The villa itself is just wonderful! A private pool with large deck. A covered veranda/dining area. A beautiful open kitchen with plenty of counter space, large fridge/freezer and breakfast bar. 2 modern bathrooms - both with great showers. Bedrooms with oh so comfortable soft cotton bedding, mosquito netting and ample closets. A washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and great outdoor grill are also included in the accommodation.
But the real joy is the feeling of privacy - we call it the "rock star feeling" and the great location! Situated on a hill overlooking Falmouth Harbour (and very close to English Harbour) you can watch all the yachts coming and going and the beautiful clouds over the fertile hills and sparkling blue ocean.
We rented a jeep from Titi (as recommended to us by the Starrs). We had little day trips all over the island and always felt so great coming back to the lovely Starr House to relax. Pigeon Beach is 15 minutes away and is really quiet and so special! Soft sand, warm, calm waters and Catherine's Cafe (if you require refreshment). We would wake up with the sun, enjoy toast and coffee on our private deck, perhaps go to Pigeon beach for a dip in the ocean and then come back to Starr House to plan our little adventure. We even enjoyed a day's sailing with OnDeck. Just myself, my husband and 2 crew on this fabulous yacht! Delightful!
In the evening there are many restaurant choices or just stay in, grill and relax with a bottle of wine and watch the sunset in privacy from Starr House!
What a wonderful week we had! We can't wait to go back!
Thank you to Nicky, Darryl and Anna. And of course, Antigua! Thank you Antigua - your people are warm and welcoming - your beaches and ocean are delightful. We felt very priviledged that you shared your beauty with us.
This was one of the best AirBnb experiences we have had. Not only a beautiful home but all of the amenities you need are immediately at your fingertips. Beaches, grocery store and restaurants are minutes away. The Starr House had everything my wife and I needed during our stay from kitchen needs to the beautiful pool, a stereo we could plug into to play music and of course spectacular views. Anna and Peter the property managers were available to help with any issues or just general questions about the area. Thank you so much Darryl and Nicki for opening your home for our stay, we had a wonderful time.
We spent most of December/January in Antigua and stayed at several places all over the island. The Starr house was our absolute favorite house. We liked the way the house was designed and built with many little details giving it its unique charm and touch: the wide open living room with the kitchen, the deck and the illuminated pool. The master bed room with its morning view through the French door over the pool down to the harbor are just unforgettable memories.
The house is on the more quite side of Falmouth/English Harbor, easy accessible and equipped with everything for a relaxing vacation: a well equipped kitchen, TV, internet, a washer in the house and plenty of space outside to hang out. It is fine for up to four people. Grocery stores to buy food for the daily needs are nearby.
The owners and the manager were easy to deal with. We wish we had discovered the house earlier. We definitely would have spend more time there.
This is a beautiful house with great view and amenities (pool, laundry, dish washer). The location of the house is great as well. Close to nice beaches and the town.
The Starr House was such a nice vacation for my wife and I. Our intent with this trip was relaxation. They have this home priced perfectly in comparison to what you get with Hotels for us it was the independence that we enjoy. We visited Antigua from Dec 14 - Dec 23rd. Our process started out very nicely with the home owners communicating with us directly. They were friendly and helpful along the way answering questions about the home and making us feel comfortable. Upon getting to the Island we rented a car and they picked us up promptly at the airport. They house is managed by a local company Island Rentals Anna and her husband were prompt for our check in and it was almost picture perfect walking in the door on a beautiful sunny day. Once checked in they left us alone, but made themselves readily available if we needed anything. Everything was clean and new it felt like own little paradise house. Swimming during the day was so nice and relaxing on the deck. Making breakfast and drinking coffee over looking over the Harbor. Using the barbecue to cook and have dinner. They had a nice little radio to plug in your phones (not for iphone 5>) into to listen to music, the internet connection was perfectly fine for me to check in on occasion to keep business moving at home, and although there was a TV with cable we really didn't use it because of the view. You will feel safe in the home for us it was a big adjustment with the night nature noises given that we come from living in a city. It is quiet and peaceful. Early in the a.m. as the sun would come up I would open all of the doors and found myself sleeping like you should on vacation.
While in your home things are very self sufficient to get around you really do need a car. The host recommended Titi's Car Rental in and that worked out perfectly for us, although we did rent a sedan and I would highly recommend an SUV given the condition of the roads on the Island. You can easily get to the two local stores, but for the big store it is a trek into the main city. For those use to driving on the right you will get the hang of it soon just drive slow people will pass you anyway. Things move slow on the Island so just be prepared to have slow meals and relax.
Darryl is a private yacht captain and has been coming to Antigua for many years as part of the yachting industry.
His wife, Nicky, is a dentist practicing in the Uk. They have 2 children age 3 and 6 and try and spend as much time as possible in Antigua.
The house was built in 2012 as a family bolt hole, somewhere the Starr family could spend time during the season.