LUXURY VILLA EMERALD DREAMS IN UPSCALE SOUTH FINGER WITH HIGHEST GUEST REVIEWS

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Tara & Paul Humberstone

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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LUXURY VILLA EMERALD DREAMS IN UPSCALE SOUTH FINGER WITH HIGHEST GUEST REVIEWS

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2 Bedrooms with Ensuite Bathrooms. Sleeps up to 5

Set around a marina, within 200 metres of Jolly Beach, the villa offers spacious self catering accommodation with private patio & barbeque, deck, finger pier and mooring. The luxury villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher(new as of August 2013 and washing machine, living/dining room, 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms upstairs and downstairs cloakroom. It has been refurbished to a very high standard with luxury furnishings, Cable TV/DVD player with ceiling fans and full air-conditioning in all rooms. A library of books & DVD's. Balcony with waterfront views, driveway for a golf cart or car.

Jolly Beach is a glorious long stretch of white sand, completely uncrowded, with large variety of water sports. Castaways Restaurant is right on the beach, & open all day & evening. There are restaurants, bars, shops, banks, pharmacy, tennis & squash courts, gym & large swimming pool at the marina. The large supermarket supplies everything you could need for your holiday. Car hire and golf carts are available to rent.

Villa Cleaning: Our housekeeper will meet you at the villa upon your arrival to see you are settled in. The villa will be cleaned and beds changed after the first week for stays of two weeks, and after each week for longer stays, up to one month, although it is well stocked with extra linen and towels for your convenience.

Note: Villa is self catering which means paper towels, toilet paper, dishwasher soap, basic essentials are provided as a starter pack. Once used, guests will need to replenish.

Villa Property Management Company: Our property management company can arrange a taxi to pick you up at the airport for a nominal fee of $35US. While the Antiguan rate is approximately $24US, this service would not provide you with door to door service to our villa, plus wait time if your flight is delayed.

Our Property Manager can also pre arrange a car/golf cart so you can enjoy your holiday right from the onset of your arrival.

We would be more than happy to assist you upon your booking.

It has been brought to our attention that if you do rent a car, you must register the vehicle with the complex's CDAL Security Office located at the entrance of the complex (White Office Buidling). There is a charge of $10US to register the vehicle. CDAL Security is not open on the weekends, but open Mon-Fri from 9 am to 4 pm. This is an added security feature to the overall complex.

Deck and Finger Pier: We have added a deck and finger pier built onto the patio, which makes the whole area double the size. The decking lets you sunbathe for longer into the evening, and has lights set into the deck for evening use.The finger pier allows you to fish further out or use for mooring a boat. The extended deck and finger pier were just redone to it's natural wood finish, flower/plant pots added as well as additional sunbeds. We added New Patio Doors in September of 2012. Recently we added a new patio set with 6 chairs to enjoy al fresco dining on the veranda.

Detail Payment terms and conditions:

A 5% discount for rentals over 2 weeks and 10% discount for rentals over 4 weeks. GBP/US Cheques will be accepted, however we require payment 10 weeks before arrival. Payments can be accepted in US Dollars by wire transfer or you can pay by credit card which there is a fee of 5%. 25% non refundable deposit required to secure reservation - balance due 10 weeks before arrival. Rental rates include all persons up to 4 and all utilities including air conditioning. For 5 persons, add 100 GBP per week.

Recently our electricity rate has increased by 21% resulting from fuel costs, however we have not increased our rental rates. As of 2012 our water rates were increased by 40%. All we ask is to conserve by shutting off the air conditioning and lights when you are not in the villa and conserving water usage. We appreciate your cooperation which in turn allows us to keep our current rates in place.

Same day arrivals and departures - Departures will be 10:00 am. Arrivals check in is 4:00 p.m. You will be notified if this applies to your booking. Our housekeeping team does a thorough 'spring clean' for our guests. Our departure clean takes them approximately 5 hours to prepare the villa for our next arriving guests. You can appreciate that our cleaners have other villas to clean, especially during High Season as well as departures and arrivals occur more on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Our Property Management Team is a top notch company that wants to make Villa Emerald Dreams your vacation choice! Our property management company can offer our guests another villa, should you wish to make the most of your last day (subject to availability ), at a cost of US$75.00. Most of our guests now are paying for the day so they have full use of Villa Emerald Dreams prior to their departure vs. having to move luggage, etc. to another villa.

If you intend to rent a boat during your stay, we can accommodate boats up to 30 ft with the extended dock/pier. There are numerous marine facilities that can assist with rentals, just let us know if you have an interest and we can provide the information. There will be an additional daily charge of $20 US for water, if required for boat cleaning, etc. Just let us know and we can arrange through our property management company to gain access to the water supply. We are unable to supply shore power.

If you are reviewing other villas within the Jolly Harbour Community, if not noted ask owners where their villa is located. Villas located in the South Finger are within closer walking distance to all facilities, especially the mile long Jolly Beach vs. rentals in the North Finger of the complex.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tara & Paul Humberstone

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We were married on the island of Antigua and from that day we said we wanted to have a property in Jolly Harbour. Our dream came true and now we want to share our dream with you as our guests to Villa Emerald Dreams.

This property is located in South Finger within the Jolly Harbour Community. Our villa is within close walking distance to one of the top spectacular beaches that has picture-perfect white sand and aquamarine waters that characterise the west coast of Antigua. Villa Emerald Dreams is a well maintained property that will make your stay most enjoyable. The complex, Jolly Harbour is comprised with a full service marina, associated shops, banks, restaurants/bars plus a well stocked grocery store.

Your home away from home......

Well stocked Villa with all the amenities you need....

private boat dock...

Best Property Management Team to assist you during your stay....

Location.....

15 minutes from the airport....

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Luxury Villa Emerald Dreams in Upscale South Finger with Highest Guest Reviews
average rating of 4.8301888 based on 69 reviews
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Luxury Villa Emerald Dreams in Upscale South Finger with Highest Guest Reviews
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St. Mary Antigua
petersfield, UK
5

This villa feels like a millonaires retreat.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
A fantasticaly well equiped villa, in a equally fantastic location. The patio and decking over the harbour made the villa feel like a millonaires retreat.
Our mornings were spent dangling our toes in the water whilst trying to catch fish for dinner from the end of the pontoon, with the sun just appearing over the hill in the background, and the water as sitll as a mirror.
And our evenings were out on the patio drinking home made pina colada's with the BBQ crackelled in the background.
All in all a holiday we will never forget, and will quite possibly never be able to better.
My only regret is that we didn't have a yacht to moor on the private pontoon!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 36/37
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St. Mary Antigua
5

Perfect holiday villa and location.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
First impressions did not disappoint. Emerald Dreams Lived up to the photos and our expectations. The management team kept the house clean and help with any small problems quickly. The beach was perfect, walks in the morning and evening sunsets made the location just right, and you have to go for a golf buggy. Sorry to leave however long your stay it's not long enough. We enjoyed ourselves.
Owner's Response: Thank you David and Jane for taking the time to provide feedback to guests who are thinking of visiting the island of Antigua and Villa Emerald Dreams. It is so good to hear you enjoyed you month long stay and that our property management team kept the villa in tip top shape so you could relax under the sun, the beaches of Antigua as well as the amenties of Jolly Harbour. We hope to see you again!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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St. Mary Antigua
5

Highly recommended villa and island

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
A really lovely villa, superb position and so close to the gorgeous beach. it was also very nice to be greeted on arrival at the villa by Margo and the welcome pack which was a nice touch. Morning coffee on the upper balcony was delightful as were the humming birds .
If you are going to use the beach it`s a good idea to set up what they call a "contract" with one the sunbed and umbrella men, worth a haggle to get a good daily rate; then you won`t be hassled every time you set foot on the beach or if you`re mobile then OJ's is the place.
Antigua has such lush foliage it's worth travelling around, we found some amazing coves .The fun one was the zip wire experience ,Shirley heights fabulous views and for the history Nelsons Dockyard oh and hiring a golf cart to get around Jolly Harbour complex was a great fun......
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and especially letting future guests know of your experiences on the beautiful island of Antigua. Paul and I are so glad that you both had a wonderful time during the Christmas Holidays and we good forward to welcoming you again if your future plans take you back to Antigua. We appreciate your comments regarding Villa Emerald Dreams and we try to make it your home away from home. Thank you again for your business. Paul & Tara
Helpful votes: 2/2
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St. Mary Antigua
5

Great Alternative to hotels or all-inclusive resor

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Just got back from a week at Emerald Dreams. This was the first time I went on vacation to the Caribbean and didn't stay at an all-inclusive resort. I was a little nervous at first renting a place from a private owner but my fears were unwarranted. The villa was as described and located in a safe area (very important to me because I was traveling solo). Prior to arriving in Antiqua, Tara would answer any questions I had very quickly (e-mail responses usually within a couple of hours). Once I arrived at the villa, the ladies from the management company were available to answer questions, help arrange tours, transportation, ect..) A pre-paid cell phone was provided with the villa and that came in very handy. The villa is located a very short walk from a beautiful beach. I did not rent a car or golf cart while I was there and didn't have a problem getting around. Everything in Jolly Harbour is a short walk. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to my family or friends. Its a great alternative to staying in a hotel or all-inclusive resort.
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to let our future travellers know how your travel experience to the island of Antigua as well as Villa Emerald Dreams went. We are so glad you had a wonderful time and that our top notch property management team was there for you to assist with tours, etc. Paul and I hope hope to see you again if your travel plans take you back to Antigua. Thank you again for your business!
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St. Mary Antigua
orangeville
5

14 days of pampering at emerald dreams

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
first let me say that this villa has everything (except a chef) just look and you will find what you need, hats off to paul and tara. all our 14 days started with coffee on the rear porch watching the sun rise over the hills, thank god for the awning. this villa has all the comforts of home, do not over pack, there is a washing machine (hint to my wife) lol.there are plenty of things to do and see in antiqua so do go on some island tours, whether by boat or car, we met a gentleman (lennox scottland) who is a tour operator and can arrange anything you want, we left his card in the villa so do use it and mention (paul, Melissa and Janine) he will look after you. we took 2 trips into saint johns, not far away, once without a cruise ship in port, and once with a ship in dock, what a difference, place was much more alive when a ship is docked! all the views are beautiful in antiqua so take lots of pictures , we did make it to devils bridge and got a short video of a blow hole which did spout while I was videoing, lennox asked for us to send him the video, he says no one has caught the spout, while with him. do take the trip to Shirley heights on a sunday night, 8 dollars US to get in, but well worth it, there is food and drinks and a large steel band that plays until about 8pm, then there is a local band that plays for another few hours, we had a blast there, my wife even got on stage and I am not allowed to post that video, lol . the currency on the island is the east Caribbean dollar.....one US dollar is about 2.65 EC, when you use US dollars you will get EC for change, it wouldn't hurt to bring a small travel calculator, all bills are in EC, most of the places we ate at have a service tip of 10 % added, as well as the taxes so read your bill, if your service was excellent than add a little extra if you wish. we ate at al porto twice, very nice water front restaurant, Thursdays are all you can eat pasta, and Tuesdays are 2 for one pizza, also the crows nest is a great place for lunches and drinks, karaoke was fun to watch. I gave this villa a 5 star rating because it deserves it, could find no fault....actually being there in mid September with the daily temp at 30 plus Celsius and then humidity on top of that, the shower water was not cold enough for me! lol . so I would recommend this villa to everyone. almost forgot to mention the beaches....amongst the best I have been to, and I have been to many, so go and try the island and this villa, we will be back.
Owner's Response: Paul, Melissa & Janine,

It was a pleasure having you all stay at Villa Emerald Dreams. We are so glad you fell in love with the Villa as well as the island of Antigua! We too think it is so special and we are happy that you do too! It sure sounds like you made the best of your 2 week stay visiting all the points of interests as well as the restaurants local around Jolly Harbour. You even hit the Roti King in St. John along with all the duty free shopping! I hope you share some of those videos especially the one with Melissa singing away or was she dancing the night away? We had to laugh at the water not being cold enough for those showers after a day on the beach....the beaches are so beautiful and just think you can visit 1 a day and it will take you a year to see them all! Thanks again for taking your time to post a review as it does help our future guests in making Villa Emerald Dreams their vacation choice on the island of Antigua.

Thanks for your business,

Tara & Paul
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
V C Bird International Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
St. John's
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Mile long white sand South Beach - Jolly Harbour
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Jolly Harbour
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Jolly Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Jolly Harbour
Car: not necessary

Villa Emerald Dreams is situated on the favoured 'South Finger' of Jolly Harbour Marina on the south - west coast of Antigua and approximately 20 minutes from the capital St John's and the airport. The marina complex includes a large variety of shops, bars, restaurants, large supermarket, banks, an 18 hole golf course, fitness centre, sports centre with large outdoor swimming pool (Free) and squash & tennis courts to rent. You can also book a helicopter tour of the Island which lasts about 40 mins. Jolly Beach is one of the best beaches on the Island and along with the well regarded Castaways Beach Bar/Restaurant is only a 5 minute walk from the villa.

Antigua is known for its 365 beaches, some so secluded with white,wind-swept sand caressed by azure waters that your footsteps are only visible evidence of someone actually being there! The island is also known for its lush interior as well as beach bars where you can enjoy a meal/drink and view the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

Other Activities: Jet-skis, pedalloes, helicopter tours of Island and Montserrat

Golf:

Located within the complex is Jolly Harbour Golf Course.

The current GOLF RATES:

Green Fees

9 holes US$ 34.50

18 holes US$ 57.50

Power Carts

9 holes US$ 23.00

18 holes US$ 40.25

Club Rental

9 holes US$ 17.25

18 holes US$ 28.75

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Availability & Rates

St. Mary Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Rate 1
Feb 1 2014 - Apr 25 2014
£600
7 nights
 
 
Sailing Week
Apr 26 2014 - May 3 2014
£700
7 nights
 
 
Rate 3
May 4 2014 - Nov 1 2014
£600
7 nights
 
 
Rate 4
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 19 2014
£650
7 nights
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 28 2014
£700
7 nights
 
 
Rate 6
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 31 2015
£650
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

A 5% discount for rentals over 2 weeks and 10% discount for rentals over 4 weeks.

GBP/US Cheques will be accepted, however we require payment 10 weeks before arrival. Payments can be accepted in US Dollars by wire transfer or you can pay by credit card which there is a fee of 5%.

25% non refundable deposit required to secure reservation - balance due 10 weeks before arrival.
Notes Rental rates include all persons up to 4 and all utilities including air conditioning. For 5 persons, add 100 GBP per week. Same day arrivals and departures - Departures will be 10:00 am. Arrivals check in is 4:00 p.m.
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Amenities

St. Mary Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Holiday Resort
General:
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Sunbed
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Both shower rooms have corner vanity units with wash basins. The downstairs cloakroom has been completely refurbished with vanity unit washbasin, new wall and floor tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • Bedroom 1 has new patio doors opening onto the balcony with views over the marina and a queen size bed. We recently added a bistro set so you can enjoy your morning coffee or evening drinks. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds and 1 fold away bed. New windows have been installed as of June 2012. Both Bedrooms have ceiling fans and air-conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
  • swimming
Notes:
The patio has steps with a lockable gate, leading to a deck and finger pier. We provide fishing rods for the use of our guests to fish from the decking or finger pier for red snapper, etc. We do not have any wheelchair facilities. There is also a new Weber charcoal barbeque for use on the patio only, not the decking for safety reason. There is a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, electric coffee-maker, coffee grinder, electric blender and toaster in the kitchen. We have added an IPOD docking station. An awning to the veranda so you can enjoy your morning tea or coffee without the 'hot sun' beating down on you. Our front garden has also been replanted. The villa is cleaned on a weekly basis. There is plenty of spare bed linen, towels, beach towels, tea-towels and tea-cloths in the Villa. Daily cleaning by arrrangement and priced separately. Please see under 'Rates' same day departure/arrival guidelines for our housekeeping team. Note: self catering villa.
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