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Advice for Vacation rental - family of 4-kids aged 9 and 11

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Advice for Vacation rental - family of 4-kids aged 9 and 11

Looking for a vacation rental for next December for 1 week- Have already began some searching and am amazed at the options.

Any great experiences to share?

We were there a few years ago and stayed at the Sandals for a wedding.

Want a safe area, close to beach, pool,at least 2 bedroom.

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1. Re: Advice for Vacation rental - family of 4-kids aged 9 and 11

What sort of budget had you in mind? Also when in Dec, Xmas/NY is always much more expensive.

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2. Re: Advice for Vacation rental - family of 4-kids aged 9 and 11

you could do worse than look at http://www.tranquilitybayantigua.com/ on a gorgeous beach with lovely pool for the kids and very near Jolly harbour with good selections of restaurants and a large supermarket, the 2 bed apartments are spacious have washer/dryer and nice large balconies (the ones with jacuzzi's on balcony are fab)

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3. Re: Advice for Vacation rental - family of 4-kids aged 9 and 11

Tranquility Bay is not a private pool though - you have to use the one at Jolly Beach Resort next door.

If you fancy the Jolly Harbour area, there are a number of 2 and 3 bed villas just outside the gates with their own pool.

If you're on a budget, then look at the villas at Jolly Harbour, which are one of the best deals on the island IMO.

Otherwise, and particularly at that time of year, take at look at English Harbour/Falmouth/Turtle Bay,

It's worth having a look at some of the rental sites - try www.holiday-rentals.co.uk or flipkey.com/antigua-and-barbuda-vacation-ren… to get a feel for the sort of properties that are available. If you have specific questions, there's usually someone around here that will be able to help.

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4. Re: Advice for Vacation rental - family of 4-kids aged 9 and 11

I think that you should stay in Antigua for one day and proceed to Barbuda Cottages in Barbuda. The kids will love it! There's no pool, but the private beaches and things to do will be magical for the children. Please read my review on Barbuda Cottages. It requires effort, but it's wonderful and meaniful. Sandals is a prison for anyone staying there....if you want a resort, stay and pay a lot in Antigua, if you want Robinson Crusoe or Swiss Family Robinson, stay at Barbuda Cottages.

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