Turtleberry is a delightful house located in Turtle Bay, a smart residential area on the peninsular at the outer edge of Falmouth Harbour. The house is surrounded by a well established tropical garden of palms and other colourful shrubs and trees.
The easterly view is across Falmouth Harbour towards English Harbour and the house benefits from the fresh, cool breezes. The rocky shoreline at Turtle Bay beach is just a few minutes walk away — but Pigeon Beach, one of the best beaches in Antigua, is only15minutes drive away. English Harbour with marinas, restaurants, bars and shops is a10minute drive away.
The house is single storey with two equal-sized double bedrooms, an open plan living room with kitchen and an enormous covered veranda facing the garden with dining area, comfy sofa and chairs.
At the main entrance at the back of the house and surrounded by exotic potted plants is a pretty table and chairs — this a charming breakfast area and a great place to watch the hummingbirds. The windows are all adjustable red cedar louvres, beautifully hand-made here in Antigua and the floors are tiled. The ceilings are high with ceiling fans.
Each bedroom has an en-suite shower room with ‘rain’ shower heads. The beds are both queen-sized four-posters with white nets and the mattresses have memory-foam toppers for extra comfort. Both bedrooms haveACunits.
Turtleberry has motion sensor lights and the gates are electrically opened. There is also an alarm inside the house. There is a back up hand-pull-start generator. The house has hurricane shutters and a7,000gallon rainwater cistern.
FYI— The house is named after a local tree the Clammon Cherry, known locally as turtleberry or sometimes turkleberry — and there’s a large bush of it just at the gate.