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Magical Tropical Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5 )

Beautiful Tropical Garden

Located at the foot of Monks Hill and within minutes walk to the sea and a short drive to English Harbour and yachts from all over the world. Bamboo Place is nestled in a lush tropical setting overlooking Falmouth Harbour.

The property consists of the Bamboo House and Bamboo Cottage connected by a swimming pool with a beautiful palm filled garden, rare giant White Bird of Paradise and clusters of tall bamboo adding to the tranquility, as the sway and rustle of these trees make music in the Caribbean breeze.

Bamboo House is a two story, the main level apartment is a spacious two bedroom, two bath with a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area and a huge adjoining verandah with dining table,sofa & large double hammock for reading or siesta's.

There is also a one bedroom, 2 story cottage available. Please see VRBO listing #266897.

The apartment and the cottage #266897 can be rented separately or as one. The owner lives on the upper floor of Bamboo House, however the property has been cleverly designed to give everyone their own access and privacy, while having the security of knowing there is someone around should you need any assistance.

The property has a very romantic and relaxed feeling and is an ideal place to just sit back and enjoy, also a good base from which to do your exploring of the Island.

Keywords: Home, comfortable, spacious,

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2018

About The Owner

Your host Joanne Lighthizer is a Canadian who has lived in Antigua for 30 Years, at present she is growing organic greens to supply the yacht chefs and restaurants. Having had a restaurant here for 12 of those years she loves meeting new people and helping them feel at home and guides them to making the most of their visit to this beautiful island.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
ipod docking station, Very private large tropical garden


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

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Magical Tropical Garden
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews

Joanne is lovely and her property is a beautiful oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! The house was perfect for us. My girlfriend and I brought our teenagers and it worked out great! With the two rooms at different sides of the house we had our own space, and with the large kitchen and main room we never felt crowded. The outside porch was my favourite, sitting couches tables and a cozy hammock. The tortoises in a fenced area were fun to feed your compost too. The pool was a real treat, very clean and always the right temperature to cool off in. We felt like we were in our own resort.

Joanne was amazing! She always made sure we knew where we were going and was always so helpful with information. Always a friendly smile and honestly feel i have a new beautiful friend in her. We will definitely be back. Thanks for an amazing trip Joanne! Kind regards Jenny

  • Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jenny for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and know how much you enjoyed yourselves. I look forward to seeing you again. Joanne
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Beautiful gardens, comfortable house, great pool, nice location, great host.

  • 5 of 5

Joanne does a really nice job creating a great experience for visitors to Antigua. Her property is beautiful, and creates a very peaceful setting for a really relaxing vacation experience. She was also around to provide helpful tips for us on things to see and places to eat etc...

The house was very clean and comfortable. The garden is really amazing, with a lot of beautiful palms and flowing plants - attracting birds and coqui frogs that make soothing peeping sounds at night. The pool on the property was nice - partially shapes by the garden trees and with clean lovely water.

To rent this place, I would strongly recommend renting a car, as there is a lot to see in the southern part of the island, but some of the beaches and things to see are a mile or two away (or more). There is a small market store and a few restaurants within walking distance, but having a rental car opened up a lot more for us to see in the Falmouth/English Harbour area.

Overall, I think this may not be the place for some people who want the "all-inclusive resort" experience, but for us - this was a much better experience. It made us feel more like we could pretend that we lived on the island for a week - a delightful slice of paradise. We would happily go back and rent this place again. I felt that the price was very reasonable for what we got.

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Magic!

  • 5 of 5

The only hesitation I might have about giving Joanne's transcendent cottage 5 stars is the thought of it being overrun by other, less worthy travelers than me. Joanne has built an elegant spacious wooden house and furnished it with great taste and care, on an island where fine furniture is likely hard to find.Then she built a garden and swimming pool around it that is absolute pure magic, stunning palms, bouganvillia etc. You can sit by the pool all day and be in the prettiest spot in Antigua. Restaurants, bakeries and shops all 5 minutes walk away. Finally, Joanne, is helpful, charming, quirky, wonderful.

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and so enjoying this space called Bamboo Garden, it means a lot to me to know that you found it as special as I do. I do look forward to seeing you both again. All the best Jo
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Bamboo Garden is a magical Tropical Garden

  • 5 of 5

So relaxing & beautiful, we truly loved our stay at Bamboo Garden. Very comfortable, spacious and well thought out home. Thank you Joanne for creating and sharing this lovely place. Already planning our return.

  • Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, spaceous, great gardens nice pool

  • 5 of 5

Need a car but that's true for any where around Falmouth, good location for a base to enjoy the island, seemed well equipped, but basically we slept there and enjoyed the variety of local restaurants. Would go back

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great location,wonderful host and very comfortable. Snorkels, beach chairs, a welcoming platter and Antiguan weather. Thanks again Joanne.

  • Submitted: 7-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Pidgeon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Rendezvous Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
English Harbour & Nelson's Dockyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Shirley Heights Lookout
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 15 2018 - Nov 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars (my bank)

Bamboo Garden can be rented for 2 persons access 1 bedroom:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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