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“Lovely pool and outside spaces”

Review of Ffryes Villa

Ffryes Pool - perfect to dive into!
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Ffryes Pool - perfect to dive into!
Modern, generous well equipped kitchen for the Man to cook in!! Darkwood Beach - wow!
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Ffryes Pool - perfect to dive into!
Modern, generous well equipped kitchen for the Man to cook in!!
Darkwood Beach - wow!
Spacious and light master bedroom tastefully furnished for a relaxing atmosphere
Ffryes outdoor living area with lounge seating ideal for reading and relaxing
Outdoor dining area -Perfect for al fresco meals
Comfortable airy open plan living area that extends out on to verandah
Valley Church Beach- what more could you want?
Valley Church Beach a  7 minute stroll -midday in February!
Adorable Antiguan Donkey - look hard
Antigua is not all beach.by any means....
Driftwood sculpture
Typical Caribbean Sugarmill by Ffryes Beach
Sunrise from Ffryes veranda enjoy with a glass in hand..
Neem Tree behind Ffryes Villa
Jolly Harbour
Paradise..
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Jolly Harbour, Saint Mary Parish, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

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Anne W
London
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely pool and outside spaces”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Just back from 8 days at Ffryes Villa. This was our first time renting a villa on Antigua, previously we always stayed at an all-inclusive resort. So it was with considerable anticipation and a little trepidation that we arrived for our stay. All went smoothly from our arrival at VC Bird, taxi driver Lava was waiting for us and Yasmine was at the villa to greet us. She had very kindly arranged for some basic supplies to be purchased for us as requested. First impressions were that the pool and outside spaces were very attractive and it was particularly good to have a proper sized pool for those early morning/late afternoon swims. The rooms were also fine, though the bathrooms en-suite to bedrooms 2 and 3 are rather put in the shade by the master bathroom with its lovely walk-in shower (they have the old-fashioned fixed showers above the baths). During our stay everything went well with no problems with any of the villa equipment. We were slightly worried to read in the villa Information pack that there was a limit on the amount of electricity included in the villa price (because, apparently, of excessive use by some guests) as this had not been mentioned in the lease agreement and we had not been shown the meter reading on arrival. However, nothing came of this and nothing further was said about it, so no problem. We hired the owners' car for our stay as suggested and would strongly recommend doing this. It may be true,if you are up for a bit of a trek, that at least one beach is within walking distance and even the supermarket at Jolly Harbour. However, it really is not practicable or pleasant to walk any distance in the heat and especially not carrying supplies. Eateries within sensible walking distance included the pizza place opposite (very good pizzas to eat there or take back to the villa), the fish and chip bus also opposite, Miracles Restaurant just along the road on the way to Jolly Harbour and Oceanos Restaurant a bit further along in the opposite direction. Also within walking distance (next door) is the Sugar Ridge resort where the gym could be used for a fee of US$50 a week. We drove to one of the beaches every day, hired loungers and sun umbrellas and ate lunch at one of the beach restaurants - perfect. The villa is quite well situated for beaches, shopping and restaurants though it is just off the main road and lacking a view, but it is well surrounded by palm trees and flowers that give a nice secluded feel despite this. All in all, a very enjoyable and relaxing stay especially given what I thought was an extremely reasonable price.

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thruthbet...
Halesowen
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“waited three years to get here - worth the wait!!!!!!1”
Reviewed 14 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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people found this review helpful

Linda and I have tried to get to this home for the past three years - work commitments, family commitments and villa availability to match didn't work out .. was it worth the wait ???

yes

3 days - 3 weeks .. we would return tomorrow ..yes ..yes .. does that say enough!

from the moment we arrived at VC and just total strangers asked if we were ok and did we need any help - enough said

then there was lava the in house taxi driver for transfer - you must remember his name because he will ask you - now there's a tale as to why he has that- he will explain and then test you - be warned he is a one off !

on arrival there is Yasmine ( manager ) very nice lady and if pants happens you will have her number and she will sort

then there is DON (kerr ).......( Dan The main man Actually ) .. he is the main man on the estate and trust us he is a treasure and the font of all knowledge and he will be your best friend while you are there

we are not suggesting in any way shape or form that you involve yourselves in any business transactions for the entailment of of any boat trips - excellence|!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. fresh day boat delivered boat fish - delivered at 0730 and god forbid you avail yourselves of his Antiguan rum punch... but he is a wonderful facilitator .. will say no more

all in all was it worth a 3 year wait ... yes and will we return ,.. yes before the end of the year avaiabilty allowing

Linda and Steve danks

pp
and yes somewhere in this blog there is some idiot that complains about the the noise from the fish and chip double decker at the end of the lane - get a life and welcome to the Caribbean sir - enough said

Steve and Linda Danks

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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helenvp
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 8 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Booking was extremely easy and arrival went very smoothly. We were met at the airport as arranged and Yasmine was there to greet us. She was very helpful and checked a few times during the week. When we woke to no water, she had it fixed within half an hour. The bedrooms and bathrooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean. Very good kitchen with everything needed for self catering. Be warned though- the dishwasher is poor and you are likely to end up washing by hand .The most impressive aspect of this villa is the fantastic outside space- covered dining area plus verandah for relaxing and a stunning pool. Couldn't ask for more in a place where you virtually live outside. The covered areas also mean that when the inevitable downpour occurs, you don't have to dive for cover.
The area is good- easy reach of numerous restaurants and the supermarket. The one downside which did spoil the experience somewhat, was the noise. The bar over the road and another nearby restaurant, have their music on extremely loud with a PA system/karaoke blaring into the night. At times I had to sleep with earplugs because it was so intrusive. It is not every night, and if you're ok with this then I would recommend this estate.

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Liked best: outside seating
Liked least: Noise
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jennifer...
Wincanton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect Holiday Villa”
Reviewed 20 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

This was my third visit to Ffryes Villa and hopefully not my last!
I guess it's partly the familiarity, but I love it so much and that's why I keep going back.
On arrival a taxi is waiting to take you to the villa - all part of the deal and a 4 wheel drive is available as an extra which I would recommend, although it is only a short walk to the beach.
The villa is very light and spacious with lovely pool and various terraces where you can relax, BBQ, dine, read or just lie on a sun bed and bronze your body!
We shopped at the nearby supermarket and cooked a lot. There are several restaurants within walking distance and the famous Carmichael's Cocktail Bar and restaurant right next door, where an electric powered buggy takes you up to a magnificent view and sunset. Couldn't be better.

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Liked best: Love it all, especially the newly installed wet room shower
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Friends
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Families with young children
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1966Revol...
Sherborne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Outstanding Property”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Ffryes Villa is wonderful base from which to explore Antigua with it's many attractions. The Villa is spacious and very well equipped including a good sized swimming pool; most welcome when you need to cool off! The Villa is situated in a quiet location but close to local amenities and fantastic beaches very nearby. A 4X4 vehicle is an optional extra with the property which is handy to travel further afield such as English Harbour and Shirley Heights; absolutely must see places. It must be noted a temporary Antiguan driving license at $50.00 is mandatory. For fine dining with stunning views visit Carmichael's restaurant located on the Sugar Ridge complex very close to the Villa.

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Liked best: Cleanliness,location,presentation....everything!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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