We’ll admit to watching reality television on Monday nights, particularly when the channel is turned to The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The concept of finding love on television may seem far fetched, but luxury seeking globetrotters can use the show to get their fill of unexpected and beautiful destinations, particularly as each season comes to a close and suitors are given the option to spend the night in the “fantasy suite” of their choice, usually an over-the-t0p private home or rental in a tropical destination.
This season’s final two episodes take place in Antigua, and we have the scoop on bachelorette Desiree Hartsock’s lodging for the finale — a luxe rental villa called St. Annes Point. Rent the three-bedroom main house or the two-bedroom guest house for between $7,000 and $16,800 per week, depending on the time of year.
Offering 270-degree views of the famed Falmouth Harbor, the property is built on a 200-year-old cannon platform constructed by the Royal Artillery Engineers. Spread over 1.5 acres, the Great House is designed in Georgian style with wooden louvred windows and doors that open to a 120-foot gallery overlooking the marina.
A unique mix of history and luxury, the signal tower is now an observation post, the powder magazine now a sunbathing spot and the stables have been transformed into a guest cottage. Lounge in the raised gazebo, dine outdoors with food prepped in the covered outdoor kitchen, or soak in the rays by the sparkling pool. The home can be rented with the guest cottage or as two separate properties.
We’re pretty sure we could find love at this home … with or without the aid of an ABC camera crew.