St. Mary Villa Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, 1 cot; sleeps 4 (+1 in cot)
Sunrise Villa is a welcoming 2 bedroom villa with a waterfront patio enjoying panoramic views over Sleeping Indian Mountain. On the east-facing patio you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun and a pleasant escape from the heat in the afternoon! It is well-maintained with **** high-speed WIFI **** recently installed and new coffee tables and patio table and chairs. Our spacious, light & airy villa is comfortably furnished and is tastefully decorated throughout. Sunrise Villa is located in a quieter area of Jolly Harbour very close to an unspoilt beach and is a pleasant place to base your holiday in safe, sunny, and friendly Antigua. Our property management agent is conveniently located in the commercial centre and is available to assist you with everything you need for a hassle free holiday including free sun loungers on the South Beach.
Beaches: All beaches within Antigua are public (there are no private beaches). Within 5 minutes walking distance of the villa, there is the quiet, unspoilt North Beach with calm swimming waters. If you are looking for a busier beach, one of the best beaches in Antigua (South Beach) is also in Jolly Harbour, where there is a beach restaurant/bar and water sports such as jet skiing and kayaking available at additional cost.
Shops & Restaurants: All the shops (e.g. gift shops, pharmacy, hairdresser, car hire, fishing, helicopter charter, yacht charter) are in the commercial centre which is easily accessible by golf buggy or 20 min walk from villa.
There is also a large Supermarket with ATM located near the commercial centre.
Al Porto restaurant (Italian) at the start of the North Finger overlooking the marina (approx 15 min walk).
Castaways on South Beach from which you can watch amazing sunsets in Happy Hour
West Point bar with water views is a friendly outdoor bar that is open in the evening. Happy hour on Fridays 5-7 pm.
Peter’s Steak & Seafood
Melinni’s Italian Restaurant
Crows Nest - Poolside bar & restaurant (with large screens for live sports)
Dogwatch Bar & Tavern – Bar popular with the locals. Pool table, darts.
Next to Jolly Harbour Complex, is Sugar Ridge, a 4 star boutique hotel with restaurants, Aveda Salon, Gym with pay as you go classes.
Golf Club & Fitness : Within walking distance (approximately 10-15 minutes) is an 18 hole golf course available for your use on a pay as you go, weekly, or monthly membership basis. You can rent all required equipment at the club. There are also gym facilities available at the Golf Club where you can buy daily, weekly or monthly membership.
You can also buy a membership at the Gym located at Sugar Ridge Resort. It also offers pay-as-you go 13 USD/class. Contact Sugar Ridge Reception for more information.
Information last updated: January 2013
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have never experienced a more favourable climate than Antigua and were sad to leave both Antigua and the villa behind. The precise info provided by the HomeAway website gave only a glimpse into the delight that awaited us. Situated on the North Finger, the villa is a quiet retreat away from downtown Jolly Harbour, yet it is close enough when you want stores, restaurants, etc. We loved the villa, the north and south beaches, and the community. The folks at HBK were friendly and helpful.
James' and Teresa's info packet is a useful tool for planning. We travelled to the many of the different treasures on the island visiting English Harbour area (Nelson’s Dockyard and Shirley Heights) as well as Half Moon Bay, Hell’s Gate, the Donkey Sanctuary and Devils’ Bridge to mention a few. Although we rented a car, taxis and buses are available. We have to mention the Eco Tour with Antiguan Adventures. Picked up from the docks of Jolly Harbour by a very personable crew on a power catamaran, we had an exceptionally pleasant daytrip which focused on the island's ecology and history.
A short trip takes you to Ffryes Beach and Dennis’ restaurant where we shared dishes (try curried goat); we visited again our last evening to watch the sunset. We dined on local dishes at several restaurants including Castaways (South Beach). At Sunset House on Darkwood Beach, Carla served jerk chicken, goat stew and grilled fish that were superb! For North American/European foods, several restaurants are available. We didn’t just eat out; the villa’s kitchen is well-appointed so we dined at “home” usually starting with a glass of wine watching the sunset at North Beach, followed by the meal and a relaxing evening listening to the tree frogs while star gazing.
No trip to Antigua is complete without experiencing local food purchased from the street vendors including jerk, pepper pot, bull’s foot soup and black pineapples. Visit the St. John`s market area; travelling there by local bus is a great way to meet Antiguans. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We shopped the large grocery stores as well as the small village stores. Lots of interesting shops are found around the St. Marys and High Street area; by the harbour you find the tourist area of the Quays.
James and Teresa, thanks for everything; most of all for sharing this piece of paradise. We hope to return to the island and your villa!