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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach

Owner

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

St. John Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4

Sugar Shack Cottage is located at the bottom of a 2.5 acre estate, surrounded by a mature tropical garden. It is cooled by trade winds, shaded by trees but alight with morning sunshine. Two buildings are joined by a covered patio and wooden deck with built-in Jacuzzi, a perfect area to enjoy outdoor living including al fresco meals. The main structure comprises a bedroom with king-size bed, a small bathroom, living-room and kitchen. The second bedroom with two single beds and ensuite bathroom is separate across the patio. The well-equipped kitchen can be opened up to become an indoor/outdoor bar area. The living room sitting area can be used as a sleeper for kids. WIFI is available throughout and there is a TV, a Bose music system and DVD player.

Sugar Shack is a cozy, comfortable spot for a Caribbean holiday with a difference, a little haven in the vicinity of an array of possible activities.

Sugar Shack History: We completed the construction of our house on a 2.5 acre plot on the hill in 1989 and built the Sugar Shack at the bottom of the garden in 1994. It started out as a one-room guest house for our visitors and grew to suit the needs of our overseas family and friends. The second bedroom and bathroom have just been added. We are only now starting to rent the property because we are retired and looking for ways to keep busy and stay in touch with the world.

Points of Interest: There is only a garden-view from the cottage but by walking to the top of the same garden one can enjoy the ever-changing spectacle of sunsets. Sugar Shack is private and yet within easy access of a large variety of activities. Dickenson Bay is a 5-minute walk (downhill!). It is the location of Rex Halcyon Cove, Sandals, Antigua Village, Siboney and Buccaneer Beach Club. Watersport facilities such as jet- and water-skiing, several restaurants, a Casino and a nightclub are available to visitors who do not stay at any of the hotels. We are within 5 - 10 minutes by car from town, a giant new supermarket, an 8-theater Cinemaplex and three shopping centers. 10 minutes away, Cedar Valley, an 18-hole Golf course welcomes visitors daily.

Do you love dogs?: Our five dogs are kept on the other side of the fence unless you request their company. They are not allowed on the patio or deck of the Cottage but will gladly come and visit in the garden if you wish.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About The Owner

We came to Antigua from Switzerland on behalf of my husband's employer over 30 years ago and fell in love with the Caribbean way of life, particularly the temperate climate. We are now retired and finding ways to stay in touch with the world.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1994

Why The Owner chose St. John

We completed the construction of our house on a 2.5 acre plot on the hill in 1989 and built the Sugar Shack at the bottom of the garden in 1994. It started out as a one-room guest house for our visitors and grew to suit the needs of our overseas family and friends. We have just completed the second bedroom and are only now starting to rent the property.

What makes this cottage unique

There is only a garden-view from the cottage but by walking to the top of the same garden, one can enjoy the ever-changing spectacle of sunsets. The location of Sugar Shack is private and yet within easy access of a large variety of activities. Dickenson Bay is a 5-minute walk (downhill!). It is the location of Rex Halcyon Cove, Grande Sandals Resort, Antigua Village, Siboney and Buccaneer Beach Club. Watersport facilities such as jet- and water-skiing, several restaurants and a Casino are available to visitors who do not stay at any of the hotels. We are within 5-10 minutes by car from town as well as a giant new supermarket (Epicurean), an 8-theater Cinemaplex and three shopping centers. 10 minutes away, Cedar Valley, an 18-hole Golf course, welcomes visitors daily.

The cottage is cozy and convenient and although it can sleep 4 adults and 2 kids, we recommend a maximum of 4 for a comfortable stay.

Our five dogs are kept on the other side of the fence unless you request their company. They are not allowed on the patio or deck of the Cottage but will gladly come and visit with you in the garden if you wish.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Just amazing place. If you're undecided about somewhere to stay... Book this

Place up! Is an absolute gem with very easy access to the best beach in Antigua! Thank you Ilse and William who went beyond being great hosts! Thank you thank you

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Vancouver
5

Lovely Cottage and Wonderful Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

The Sugar Shack was everything we hoped it would be and more! The decor is lovely with some nice Caribbean touches and the garden, breezeway and deck were very relaxing. The cottage is spotless and the hospitality of Ilse and Bill Cooper went above and beyond expectations. We cooked a number of dinners at home and found the kitchen to have everything we needed and the BBQ to be easy to use. My husband, sister and I spent an idyllic 12 days a the Sugar Shack and can recommend it without reservation. We rented a car and visited a number of beaches - though Dickenson Bay is only a 5 minute walk away and is spectacular for swimming. We recommend shopping for food at Epicurean, which is not too far from the cottage, though you will need a car. For an easy dinner or lunch we suggest purchasing the take-out dishes at Epicurean, which are very tasty and will give you a sens of the local fare. Take your cup of coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the late afternoon up to the sunset deck at the top of the garden for a relaxing panoramic view of the horizon. As for restaurants, we enjoyed meals at Anna's, which is within walking distance of the Sugar Shack, and C &C Wine Bar in St. John's. We took a day-long circumnavigation tour on a catamaran with "Wadadli Cats" and loved every minute of it: we sailed around the island, stopping half-way at a beach for a chance to snorkel and a hot lunch. My husband and sister enjoyed a game of golf at the public golf course - golf club rentals were just fine. Nelson's Dockyards is a destination worthy of the journey across the island. Ilse and Bill were very generous with their time and advice on local attractions and history. We would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Massapequa, NY
5

Gorgeous Location, Perfect Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and another couple stayed at Sugar Shack for a week starting on January 31, 2015. We rented a car, which I recommend if you want to see a lot of the island, but as others have commented, be prepared to drive on the "wrong" side of the road and expect some bumpy rides. If you just want to chill out and enjoy the beauty of the setting, you really don't need one. Dickenson Bay is a easy walk away and some of the excursions make a stop at the Sandal's there for pickup and return. We took the circumnavigation catamaran snorkeling tour, which I highly recommend. All the beaches - and there are a ton of them - are public. We have visited several of the Caribbean islands and Antigua stands out as one of the most beautiful.

There is a lovely restaurant called Ana's in Dickenson Bay with fabulous views. You can rent an umbrella and two chairs for $20 for the entire day in front of Ana's - quite a bargain. This is a marvelous little strip of beach right next to Sandal's with lots of shade. The parking lot was free and never full. Due to the fact that the wife of the other couple was in a wheelchair, we ate most meals on the deck of the cottage, making extensive use of the great BBQ and also the Jacuzzi. When we had a medical issue one day, Ilse was extremely helpful, making phone calls and offering advice. She is an awesome hostess. We only met Bill at Sundowners's but he was great as well - so friendly and welcoming.

The cottage is just as described with good WiFi and TV reception, and we even had maid service twice a week. We enjoyed watching all the birds from the deck and saw several hummingbirds. The grounds are impeccably kept by Gerald, who was wonderful, and most helpful. The phone in the unit and the cell phone were nice little extras, especially as my phone service - Greatcall - did not work in Antigua. If you want to spend a few carefree days in Paradise, I highly recommend this cottage. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ancaster, Ontario
5

Truly enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

As so many others have noted before us, this truly is a wonderful place. We very much enjoyed our 10 night stay at the Sugar Shack. A perfect cozy cottage - so clean, so private and so relaxing. Ilse and Bill are excellent hosts, very responsive and accommodating, and the staff is excellent as well. The island is terrific with so many beautiful beaches, including the ones so close to the cottage. And with very good grocery stores nearby, we were able to enjoy long days at the beach followed by fantastic barbecues on the patio or a night out at the many local restaurants. Thank you Bill and Ilse for sharing your paradise with us and for introducing us to sun-downers. Evenings haven’t been the same since.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

A much needed vacation took me and my family to Antigua to escape the winter. We found the Sugar Shack to be a wonderful place the kitchen was well equipped, I loved the windows that opened up to the breezeway between the two bedroom buildings! It is exactly what you would expect of an island vacation! Thank you to the wonderful host!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Just what we were looking for. Ilse and Bill Cooper are wonderful hosts and their attention to detail is remarkable. We felt more like guests than tenants. The cottage is well equipped and made for a very relaxing vacation. We have booked several properties with VRBO and this home ranks at the top.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
VC Bird International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Putters Bar/Pub & Mini Golf
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cedar Valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Bussola Italian Restaurant/ Grand Bay Casino
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dickenson Bay Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Dickenson Bay
Car: recommended

Sugar Shack is located in a private gated area with it's own parking on a 2.5 acre estate. It is within a 5 minute walk of Dickenson Bay Beach with all types of watersports, Putters Pub/Restaurant and Grand Bay Casino. La Bussola (Italian) Restaurant is a 10-minute walk. 5 -10 minutes by car get you to town, a giant new supermarket (Epicurean) an 8-theater Cinemaplex, three shopping centers and to Cedar Valley (18 hole) Golf Course. Popular 'Le Bistro' French Restaurant is only 15 minutes by car. Jolly Harbour Marina is 25 minutes and English Harbour is 45 minutes away by car.

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Rates & Availability

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Amenities

St. John Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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