About this listing
Nestled on the base of Monk's Hill, and overlooking Falmouth Harbour are our two cozy, island-style cottages. We are just minutes away from Antigua's historical and yachting centres, as well as some of the island's most pristine beaches. We Welcome You!
The two traditional, island style cottages are both 1600 sq ft. with large, 12 ft wrap around verandas, which offer guests a versatile dining, lounging and entertainment space. Each cottage can comfortably sleep four ( one queen bed, two twin beds) in two bedrooms, with air-conditioning as well as fans in all rooms. Each kitchen is fully equipped with coffee makers, a Nespresso machine( bring your pods),a microwave, gas stove and oven and utensils for casual dining. Mosquito screens over each window and at the glass door to protect you from being bitten.
The living rooms and master bedrooms each have 32in. LCD flat screen TV's with cable television, and the living room features an iPod docking station and a Blu Ray dvd player. There is also wireless Internet in both cottages. The property is monitored by an intruder perimeter alarm security system. Each cottage also contains a personal safe.
As your hosts, we get a genuine enjoyment out of meeting our guests, therefore we do most of the initial Meet & Greets on arrival day during most winter months. When we are away, someone will meet you at the cottage with keys and we will continue to contact you with information via email. We are always an email away, should guests wish to connect with us.
Banana Tree Bungalows is ideally located on the south western tip of Antigua at Falmouth Harbour in the Parish of St. Paul's. Guests at Banana Tree Bungalows can expect a peaceful environment to relax in. We are located only a five minute drive to one of Antigua's most beautiful beaches, Pigeon Point, as well as only four minutes away from good restaurants and nightlife.
Banana Tree Bungalows is located near a public bus route( bus #17 at the end of our lane). It's approximately US$1.00 to the Harbour and US$1.50 to The capital town. In addition, car rental companies are just a few minutes away, and we will gladly recommend our favourite rental car company for you on your request. Your car can be delivered to you at the airport (with escort to the bungalow so you don't get lost)on your arrival or at your cottage. Parking is conveniently at your doorstep. Whether you choose to rent a car or take a taxi from the airport, we will email you directions to your cottage before your arrival date.
Guests staying at Banana Tree Bungalows can be as active as they wish, as there is much to do within close proximity to the property. Engage yourself in many of the nearby water sports and activities on offer including snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and sailing. Come and enjoy these wonders with Dockyard Divers, who are keen to share their knowledge and experience with you. Bush walkers and hikers are spoilt for choice as many of Antigua's best nature trails are close by and running enthusiasts will love the challenge of taking on the island's hilly terrain. Great for adventurists is the Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tours, a unique zip line tour through Antigua's verdant rainforest region, or any of the exhilarating tours and sea excursions organised by Adventure Antigua. The Spring Hill Riding Club near us offers many different rides and the stables are close to many beaches which gives riders the chance to swim with their horses in the beautiful Caribbean waters. Play a round at Cedar Valley Golf Club an 18-hole championship course that caters to all skill levels, conducts lessons and has club rentals and equipment available or enjoy a set of tennis at Temo Sports.
We encourage our guests to visit Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, a shelter by the Humane Society, for over 150 donkeys. Visitors are allowed to pet, groom and even 'adopt' their own local donkey. They also provide a unique opportunity to observe our local fauna. Interacting with these gentle creatures will forever remain an extraordinary experience in your island adventures. Swim with friendly stingrays at Stingray City too for a truly amazing holiday.
Guests can of course simply sit back relax and enjoy sun, sand and sea. The Catamaran Club Beach is just a five-minute walk from Banana Tree Bungalows and the excellent Pigeon Point and Galleon Beaches are a short drive away. Falmouth Harbour, a major international yachting hub plays host to some of the world's finest super yachts during the winter months and stages many world class events including the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, Antigua Sailing Week, and the Antigua Classic Regatta.
The area is popular amongst tourists, yachtsmen and locals alike and is well serviced by supermarkets, shops, boutiques and tourist operators. There is a great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars and a number of nightclubs and live music venues including the breathtaking Shirley Heights Lookout with its unforgettable steel band and sunset parties on sundays, and Papas 'Curry & Reggae Night' (five minutes from us) on Wednesday's.
The nearby English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard, located in Antigua's National Park, are some of the most picturesque parts of Antigua and showcase the maritime history of the island as well as Antigua's unique natural beauty. Step back in time as you walk amongst the restored original 17th Century buildings at Nelson's Dockyard, the former home of Lord Horatio Nelson and the Royal British Navy.
When you rent a cottage, it becomes your home away from home for your sharing with strangers.
. Washing machine in each cottage
. Bbq grill (shared) to be left at the pergola
. Mobile phone with local number & free credit
. Monitored security system
. Private parking on premises (park behind your cottage)
. Free wifi internet
Interaction with guests
As your hosts, we get a genuine enjoyment out of meeting our guests, therefore we do most of the initial Meet & Greets on arrival day. We are also only a phone call or email away, should guests wish to connect with us.
Banana Tree Bungalows is ideally located on the south western tip of Antigua at Falmouth Harbour in the Parish of St. Paul's. Guests at Banana Tree Bungalows can expect a peaceful environment to relax in. We are located in a quiet neighbourhood which is only a five minute drive to one of Antigua's most beautiful beaches, as well as only four minutes away from some of its best restaurants and hotspots.
The public bus route is at the end of our private driveway. There are Buses to Falmouth & English Harbour as well as to the capital, St.John's ( where the central bus station is) service the area from around 5:30am until 11pm. Bus # 17 will take you in either direction. Please ask the bus driver for the current charges, but to the harbours it should've approximately US$1.00, and approximately US $1.50 to the capital town and central bus station.
Other things to note
A complimentary housekeeper service is included once per week in your weekly rental contract. The housekeeper will change the bed linen and towels, clean and tidy your cottage. Extra cleanings can be arranged for you at a additional cost of US$25.00 per clean (just email us to arrange this). Please put all trash into bags and put into one of the large, blue bins at the main gate as the private garbage collector will pick up the garbage very early on a Friday morning. Please familiarize yourself with our House Manual on this listing page.
Smoking is not allowed inside the cottages, so we have provided you with an airy verandah and even a pergola, where you can enjoy the pleasure of smoking...worry free. The veranda is a great space for entertaining, and we certainly encourage that. For your grilling pleasure, we have provided a BBQ charcoal grill on site, but request that it not be used on the veranda or too close to the house as it can be a high fire risk. We have placed it, along with seating and tables, at the pergola, which has the best views of Falmouth Harbour. In addition we kindly ask you to:
(A) Keep and maintain the Property in a good, clean, orderly and Tenantable condition, especially on check out day
(B) Return the Property at the end of the rental period in the same condition as it was delivered to you
(C) Use the Property as a dwelling for no more than four persons during the rental period in accordance with the terms of the contract.
(D) Not do or permit to be done any act or thing which constitutes or creates a nuisance to the occupants of other dwellings or properties in the surrounding area, including loud noise or illegal activities.
(E) Provide a security deposit, prior to the day of arrival. Once the property has been inspected by the property manager on the day of departure and there are no breakages, damages or missing items (e.g. beach towels, cell phone, charger, keys, binoculars, books, remotes, bed linen, ornaments, adaptors etc.), then the security deposit will be released from hold within 7 days of your departure
(F) Not to upload/download anything illegally or engage in any illegal activities with the provided internet access
(G) Secure your valuables during your stay. Any valuables left at the property are left at your own risk. We accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or consequential losses due to theft or any other security related incident. A safe is located in each cottage to store valuables and we ask that you lock all exterior doors, including the laundry access door, when leaving the property.
(H) Kindly turn off fans and air conditioners when leaving the property and kindly keep doors and windows closed when the air con units are in use.
(I) As Antigua is often in a drought, please conserve water by waiting until you have several items to wash in the machine, instead of using the machine for washing only one item
(J) Please keep the gate closed, and put the latch at the top. This keeps out roaming animals, which may eat the plants and set off the security alarm.
(K) Please put all garbage into bags before disposing of them in the large, blue bins by the main gate
(L) Please do not tamper with the internet box, security alarm system, or wires behind the televisions. Please do not unplug any cords behind the TV's, and kindly do not move the TV's, stereo, fans, DVD player or indoor furniture without the permission of the property manager.
Thank you and have a great stay with us.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
We are a fun-loving, married couple from Antigua and Australia. Two opposite sides of the world make for a relationship built on ALOT of traveling. Our love of travel has taken us all over the globe, including Thailand, Turkey, Croatia, Europe, Montenegro, Egypt and China, and we enjoy collecting items from faraway places to add to our cottage's decor. We both work in the luxury yachting industry, and Owen is a five star chef, who has pleased the likes of royalty and hollywood celebrities to his most avid fan... his wife. Our most beloved treasures are our two dogs, Rockette and Bailey, who we adopted as puppies in 2013.
We especially enjoy meeting our guests in person, and you will most likely see us on your arrival at your cottage. We hope to meet you soon!!!
Come join us in the land of sun, sea and fun... the gem of the caribbean, Antigua!
Tracey & Owen