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The Coolest 15 Airbnb in Antigua for the perfect vacation

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In this post, I will share my favorite Airbnb in Antigua to help you chose your next home away from home in the beautiful islands. However please read first the official travel advisory here below before making any travel plans.


Antigua is popular for being predominantly an all-inclusive vacation destination with its top luxury resorts and design hotels, on stunning beaches. However, you should know that staying in an Airbnb in Antigua is becoming very popular, whether if you love to stay in luxury homes or save some bucks without giving up on comfort and style.

There are many Airbnb in Antigua, as much as VRBO and other beautiful vacation rentals and in this post I will share my favorite ones.

Antigua Travel Advisory
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“All arriving passengers by air must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test for SARS-CoV-2 using a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab taken within seven days of their flight. (This includes transiting passengers). Children below the age of 12 years, entering Antigua, DO NOT REQUIRE a COVID -19 RT-PCR test.

Passengers who knowingly present false declarations of Covid-19 certificates on arrival will be fined according to the laws of Antigua and Barbuda.

Visitors may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 on arrival or at the hotel or place of lodging as determined by the Health Authorities.

Passengers arriving by sea (private yachts/Ferry Services) are subject to quarantine according to guidelines issued by Port Health.

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Unique accommodation in Tranquility – Cozy, cute, in a tranquil location, and with personalized attention by the host who lives just next door.

Secluded Woodland Cabin – Beautiful and finely furnished cottage in the middle of the jungle but at a 15 minutes drive from the beach.

Sea View Studio – Cute affordable studio – nicely decorated and located in the English Harbour, the most exclusive area in Antigua.

Luxury at its best – 3 bedroom sea view villa – stunning villa for 6 people, perched on a hill surrounded by a lush vegetation and overlooking the Jolly harbour with unbeatable views from the private verandah and pool.


The most gorgeous Airbnb in Antigua & other vacation rentals

Unique accommodation in tranquility

📍 St. John’s · 4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲

This cute apartment is perfect for a couple, friends, or a single traveler that is budget conscious and yet loves nice, clean, and comfortable places.

Chrys, the owner, is a dear friend who has worked in hospitality all her life and is now happy to welcome you in the cozy places that she has decorated herself with her beautiful taste and much love.

Both this studio and the Grace Inn 2 Bedrooms, in the same property, are located in a tranquil area behind the airport off the beaten path at a few miles from Dickenson Bay and St. John’s. As anywhere in Antigua, it’s highly recommended to have your own car to easily move around at your convenience.

Chrys lives on the premises and will be happy to give you insider tips on where to go and what to do, besides interesting anecdotes on her beloved island.

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GUEST REVIEWS – “We found “Unique” to be cozy, beautiful, and comfortable, not to mention very close to the airport and easy to get to the grocery store. It’s nestled in a small quiet neighborhood, we enjoyed walks around the area. Very happy with our host Chrys as she was very hospitable! Made the stay extremely welcoming


Grace Inn: 2 Bedrooms, Naturally Cooled In A Quiet Smart Community_Certified - Fitches Creek

Grace Inn is an affordable and yet cute 2-bedroom cottage with a 3 cubicle bathroom so that WC, shower, and vanity area separate and private.

Built-in 2017 with climate change in mind, the Inn also embraces the theme that natural air relieves stress, and stress combats wellness. Cooling for the Inn is provided by the breezes of the Fitches Creek Bay and the Atlantic ocean. If the breeze ever drops, a fan will take over the natural cooling.


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Secluded Woodland Cabin

📍 Sawcolts Village · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲

This gorgeous cabin seems like it’s coming out from a fairy tale.

Located in the heart of the tropical forest close to the fig tree road between English Harbour and Carlisle Bay, this cozy love birds nest is a luxury wooden cabin graciously decorated with elegant furniture and the finest linens with such exquisite taste.

This is exactly how I want my house to be. Ideal for couples or solo travelers willing to have a place on their own surrounded by nature and tranquillity.

It’s kind of isolated but the owner lives a 3-minute walk from the house. There might be animals roaming in the surroundings, such as dogs and ducks chicken,s and 2 donkeys which you might see every now and then but not a threat to peace and quiet. The donkeys will help you to carry your luggage from the parking lot.

Please mind that you will need a 4 wheel drive to get to the parking lot and then there is a 3-minutes walk to reach the cabin.

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Guest reviews:

Love love love this place! So perfect so peaceful!!! I would recommend this for anyone who needs to get away from the hustle and bustle. The pictures don’t do the place enough justice!!”

This was exactly what I needed. More than adequate and in fact a most welcome relaxing change. Can’t speak too highly of my stay. Perfect

The property was exactly as shown in the pictures. There was absolutely no disappointment on arrival and there was a bonus of a small gaggle of ducks that came to visit and wandered around the property. Lousie answered all my questions prior to arrival. I was there for 4 days to get away while doing an online seminar. The internet worked beautifully. Louise was the right amount of there when you needed her but not intrusive. And the cottage was a lovely, comfortable retreat. I will definitely do it again and would recommend it to anyone wanting to get off the grid for a short stay, as I did, or an extended retreat.”


Vista Mare Holiday Home – Halcyon Heights

📍 Dickenson Bay · 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

This is a cozy 2-bedroom apartment situated in the Halcyon Heights condo complex. The highlight of the place is definitely the amazing view you have over the bay and the spectacular sunsets.

Simonetta, the owner, and a very good friend of mine will welcome you and make sure you will have everything you need for a wonderful vacation in Antigua.

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What guests say

“The view is spectacular, the sunsets are amazing. It’s a short walk to the beach and all the action. The host is awesome.”

“After a long sail and a need to relax the apartment was a perfect place to absorb the tranquility of the island. Situated near the crest of the hill, the constant breeze was cooling and the view was spectacular. A great stay.”

The property was very well presented and organized. We were very happy and satisfied with everything. Thank you so much.


Amazing Views from Lush Life Villa

📍 Dickenson Bay · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

You will not believe if I tell you that I have lived in this apartment for 9 months in 2009 when I used to live in Antigua. It was such a joy to see it among Airbnb listings, so freshly refurbished and nicely redecorated. I could see the love that the new owners have put into refurbishing it.

However, what hasn’t changed is the priceless view of Dickenson Bay from the spacious terrace, furnished with a hammock, a sofa, and a table to enjoy all your meals while looking at the blue shades of the horizon.

It’s one of the best views of Antigua, besides Shirley Heights.

The apartment is fully furnished and guests have access to the parking lot and pool. You are also very close to Dickenson Bay and Runaway bay beach and local restaurants.

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Cool View Studio

📍 English Harbour ·  guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲

A cozy colorful studio apartment with precious views over the Marina at English Harbour and close to shops restaurants and stunning beaches.

This studio is located in the heart of English Harbor, Antigua’s most iconic area and it’s beautifully decorated with local artworks and modern furniture. It is indeed a unique opportunity to live like a local in the beautiful Antigua at a relatively low rate. Great value for money indeed.

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What guests say:

Perfect location- wonderful view. Everything we needed. Paola responded to any requests immediately. Only on our last night was there loud music from the Yacht Club area that kept us awake. Otherwise than that it was great and highly recommend this property. We hope to come back next year!

The property was exactly as described and the location just above the Yacht Club is wonderful. The view of the harbor from the balcony of all the incredible yachts is perfect. The balcony is a good size for two people and is shady throughout the day. The studio apartment itself is spacious, comfortable and airy – no air conditioning, but with windows on three sides plus plenty of electric fans, we found it perfectly comfortable (and I am not great with heat). The kitchen equipment is basic but adequate in terms of cooking utensils, but the fridge is large and with a good-sized freezer compartment. The bed was super comfy – the memory foam mattress topper was fabulous for us, especially as we both suffer from bad backs...

The location for this apartment is great. Easy walk to Nelson Dock Yard and Pigeon Point beach (fantastic beach). Great views of Falmouth Harbour”.


Treehouse at Galley bay Cottages

📍 Galley Bay ·2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

A unique cottage equipped with all the comforts and luxury amenities and yet in total harmony with the surrounding natural environment, just like the renowned neighboring Galley bay hotel.

This cozy home boasts sweeping views of the bay from the windows and a lovely patio where to relax and soak up the lavish jungle vibes.

At a walking distance, you can find the spectacular Galley Bay beach that you will share with the hotel guests and other homeowners. Worry not, because the endless stretch of white sand beach has enough space to host everyone and allow all the privacy you want.

The grocery stores are at a few minutes’ drive but you will find a convenience store and a bakery for fresh bread a few steps from the cottage.

MY PICK
Treehouse Cottage in Galley Bay - Antigua
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Breeze at Galley Bay Cottages

📍 Galley Bay ·2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Another lovely property from the same owner of the above Treehouse. You can see it from the similar beautiful decorations combining the simplicity of local elements with a sophisticated elegant style and Italian touch.

These cottages are located in an exclusive area of Antigua, home of luxury properties and secluded beaches, not to mention the historical site of Fort Barrington, somewhat off the beaten track, but still at 10 minutes drive from St. John’s, shopping, and restaurants.

After all, you know, in Antigua you are always less than 45 minutes away from everything, but renting a car is always the best choice.

Breeze - Cottage, Balcony, Ocean View At Galley Bay
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Blue Moon Antigua

Blue Moon Antigua is a cozy simple apartment situated on the hill above the Galleon Beach Resort with spectacular view over English Harbor. The resort is five minutes by water taxi or car from English and Falmouth Harbours where you will find numerous restaurants, bars with live music, and shops. The beach is a short walk from the villas.

The villas offer a living area, fully equipped kitchens, outdoor garden showers, and large private balconies. Rooms feature king-size beds. There is a common area between the two villas that has a hot tub and a BBQ grill.

Blue Moon Antigua - English Harbor
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Luxury at its best – 3 bedroom sea view villa

📍 Jolly Harbour ·6 guests · 3 bedroom · 4 bathrooms ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

Luxurious Caribbean style villa located on the west coast of Antigua within the premises of the prestigious Sugar Ridge. Perced on top of a hill, the villa offers unbeatable view of the caribbean sea over the Five Islands Bay stretcheing across Jolly Harbour and to the islands beyond: Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, and Redonda on clear days.

The stone-finished pool is surrounded by natural tones contrasted with rich dark woods, contemporary styles and Caribbean flair. Attention to detail and the tasteful designs embrace comfort and relaxation to ensure your vacation supersedes your expectations.

The Villa includes three spacious private suites boasting an exquisite decoration each with spectacular views of the ocean. Each bedroom has its very own luxurious limestone bathroom double vanity bathroom with spa-like full body showers.

The gorgeous airy and open living area is equipped with the most modern technology and finest amenities. The designer kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and a breakfast bar. The indoor living area leads out to the verandas, which offers comfortable shaded seating to take in the fabulous views, especially at dusk.

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One of 64 5-star reviews

Visited Villa Sunset for 7 days for a bday celebration. This Villa was wonderful, its gated security, alarm system and gated property so my 5 friends and I felt safe the entire time. The villa was gorgeous and clean. Everyone that I met associated with the villa were some of the nicest people I have met. Marc is very very responsive and when there is something wrong he is quick to fix it. Don’t hesitate on this booking you wont regret it.


Jolly Harbour -Beachfront Property, 1 BR, 1 Bth, Wifi, garden path to beach

📍Jolly Harbour – 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

Cozy 1B cottage, located on a privately owned beachfront property on the Jolly Harbour south beach.

Surrounded by a tropical garden you will have a direct access to a 3 km long white-sand beach one of the most beautiful of the beaches in Antigua.

A/C is not needed, as the high level of insulation keeps Whispering Palms beach cottage cool year-round. The east-facing bedroom also has sliding doors and enjoys beautiful views of the garden. The powerful, yet silent “HUNTER” ceiling fan provides additional cooling comfort.

The cottage includes an equipped kitchen (no dishwasher), an indoor as well as an outdoor dining area, a comfortable living room with Cable TV / DVD-Player and an additional front porch with sitting area.

Please take note that from mid-November to mid-May the owners will be occupying the main house and therefore, in order to protect their privacy the swimming pool, will not be part of the rental package. However, your 100 % privacy, tranquility and beach access is guaranteed. A garden shower is available.

Guest review The location and accommodations are top notch. The more we learned about Antigua the more we came to appreciate our choice of lodgings. It is not a large apartment, but it is perfectly suited for a couple and access to the beach is as advertised. We got to know our hosts a bit and they are charming and interesting people.


Blue Pearl Antigua

📍 Wilikies · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

A bit far from the most touristy areas, the Blue Pearl Cottage is located in a protected bay, with crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming or kayaking.

Ideal place for couples or solo travelers who love to ejoy the peace and tranquillity of nature in a safe environment, right at the waterfront.

It’s located in between the Verandah Resort and the popular and stunning Long Bay Beach, one of Antigua’s most beautiful snorkeling beaches which is only a 5 minute walk away.

The large bathroom includes a rain shower with hot water.

The large studio room is designed to enjoy the excellent views of all the surrounding nature. There are no glass windows so you control the breeze by simply adjusting the shutters.

The best part of this cozy studio is the veranda from where you can enjoy great views of the bay with its marine life and the cooling breeze while relaxing in the hammocks.

From the jetty you might see stingrays and various fish passing by during the day. At night the jetty is an ideal spot for stargazing.

There is a lovely cat living around the cottage but you can lock it outside if you don’t want his company.

GUEST REVIEWThis property was everything I need for a solo relaxing vacation! The property is gorgeous and quiet. Long Bay beach is less than a 5 minute walk, but being able to get right in the water from the jetty was awesome. The hosts were great and communicated easily and quickly. They even gave me snorkeling gear so I could snorkel around! 10/10 would recommend and if I come back to Antigua this is 100% where I would be staying

MY PICK
Blue Pearl Antigua - Willikies
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Sea View Studio

📍 English Harbour · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

If you are ready to splurge, this is the place where you want to spend your vacation in Antigua. A beautiful wooden house on the historical side of the island, where everything happens, English Harbour.

Can you tell it’s my favorite spot in Antigua?

This fancy studio looks like the ones you find in those home decor magazines, the dream home, decorated in elegant country style equipped with the finest amenities and modern accessories, without missing any details.

It’s ideal for a couple’s getaway or for a solo traveler in love with beauty and class.

The bucolic surroundings are a forwarning of peace and tranquillity and the spectacular views are a reminder of the unmatched beauty of the island.

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Dreamy 1 bed Deluxe in Nonsuch Bay Resort

📍 Non-Such bay  · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

Located in a relatively young residential area in Non-Such Bay, home of some of the most luxurious homes, this 1 bedroom apartment is one of the few available of this size. The majority are suitable for big families with 3 + bedrooms.

This is a very secluded area far from everything else on the island, but close to one of my favorite beaches in Antigua, Half moon bay, at only 10 minutes drive.

You definitely need a car to stay here, although you have a private beach and all the infrastructure that a hotel can offer. Still, I want to imagine you wish to explore the island. 🙂

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Vine cottages #4

📍 English Harbor ·2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲

Nice cottage-like home in a residential area with the use of the pool. Located in between English Harbor and Falmouth this cute apartment is nicely decorated in light colors and new modern furniture.

Knowing Antigua prices this is definitely a great value for money if you wish to stay close to the most iconic places such as English Harbor in a nice fancy villa without breaking the bank.

Oh did I mention the spectacular views you get from your windows?

I would honestly say don’t miss this chance!

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Arkaios By The Sea

📍 Jolly Harbour · 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2.5 baths ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲

Located in a gated community by the Jolly Harbor Marina, this seafront house is right on the water in a very safe and tranquil area, with a fully stocked supermarket at walking distance and spectacular beaches of course.

In Antigua, it’s better if you have a car in general but there are taxis available at the marina. The home is spacious and nicely decorated with wooden furniture and local artwork.

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