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Teresa Omand

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Sunrise Villa with Panoramic Views and Updated Bathrooms

13 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

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 and mod coms like a new 32" flat screen TV. Our spacious, light & airy villa is comfortably furnished and is tastefully decorated throughout. We recently updated all of our bathrooms to contemporary vanity units and showers. 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, 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 Scotiabank and CIBC ATM machines.

RESTAURANTS:

Al Porto - Italian - overlooks marina, about a 15 min walk from villa - good reviews

Castaways on South Beach - great place to watch amazing sunsets in Happy Hour

West Point bar with water views- friendly outdoor bar that is open in the evening. Happy hour on Fridays 5-7 pm.

Akropolis - Greek Taverna

Melinni - Italian

Mamma Mia - Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pasta

MayDay - Austrian, Hungarian

Firehouse Grille - Local carribbean cuisine, pizzas, hamburgers

Crows Nest - Poolside bar & restaurant (with large screens for live sports)

Next to Jolly Harbour Complex, is Sugar Ridge, a 4 star boutique hotel with restaurants, Aveda Salon, Gym with pay as you go classes.Miracle Caribbean Restaurant, Shell's Fish and Chips

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: Dec 2015

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Teresa Omand (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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!
Jan 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

Sunrise Villa with Panoramic Views and Updated Bathrooms
average rating of 4.769231 based on 15 reviews
Halifax, NS
4

Serene and Calming

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Sunrise Villa for three months (January - April) in 2014, 2015, and 2016. James and Teresa were very quick to respond to our questions and concerns, and they also paid close attention to our comments and suggestions, making upgrades and improvements that we thought would make the space more comfortable. Over the past three years, the villa has had a screen door installed on the main entrance and the baths have all been updated.

The main floor is open concept. The kitchen has full sized electric range, and a full refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and some storage containers. The dining area includes the breakfast bar with two stools and a table and four chairs. The living space is comfortable, with a couch, loveseat, and chair with ottoman, coffee table and end tables, and lamps. The TV is equipped with a good selection of cable channels. The outside patio is large and comfortable. Since it faces east, it is shaded throughout the afternoon, and the villa is protected from the heat of the afternoon sun. There is also a powder room/laundry space on the ground floor.

Upstairs, the villa has two good-sized bedrooms, each with an ensuite bath. The bedrooms also feature generous closets, chests of drawers, and bedside tables and lamps. The master bedroom has a safe in the closet, and a lovely patio looking east across the finger to another row of villas.

The positioning of the villa, with the patio doors on both levels facing east, means that a wonderful breeze flows through the space nearly all the time. We never used the air conditioning, and only occasionally had to turn on the ceiling fan at night.

Jolly Harbour is a comfortable marina complex; gated and self-sufficient. The commercial area includes a pharmacy, hair salon, well-stocked supermarket, banks, and businesses connected to yachting and water sports. This villa has a golf cart which can be rented through the owners. It is a necessity if you are going to purchase larger quantities of groceries since the commercial centre is too far away to walk carrying heavy shopping bags. There is a bus stop just outside the complex gates, and the capital, St. John's, is just a 20-minute bus ride away.

We decided to try a longer stay on a different island for 2017. That is the only reason we have not booked a stay for next year with Teresa and James. I would recommend this rental to anyone considering escaping winter!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time visiting Antigua and this villa proved to be an excellent base from which to explore the island. It is located on the North finger in Jolly Harbour which is quieter than the busy south end. In the evenings, the only noise we heard came from the tree frogs. The rental unit was spotless, well-maintained, and provided ample space for our family of four. It was very nice to have the secluded North beach only a two minute walk away. The kids enjoyed shelling on this beach. When we visited in December we enjoyed beautiful beaches and interesting historical sites. At the time of our visit there were no mosquitoes and no seaweed on any beach.

Trade winds offered a cool breeze so that the air conditioning was hardly required. Golf cart rental is a great way to get around.

The owners, James and Theresa, were very helpful with arranging the rental. We would recommend a stay at the Sunrise Villa and look forward to returning one day.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

stunning views for affordable price

  • 5 of 5

Excellent villa that is well-maintained and clean. Short walk to secluded beach and a beach with amenities and water sports on the resort. Grocery store on the resort and we were able to park at the door of the villa. Everyone was very helpful with answering any questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were excellent and the owners made the rental experience

very easy and straightforward. Very nice, spacious and well stocked 2

bedroom unit conveniently located close to all amenities and the beach. Very

quiet and intimate location.The beach was awesome with crystal blue water

and virtually no people or traffic. Friendly locals and residents make this

a very happy vacation experience. Use of the golf cart to explore the locale

recommended. We will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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4

Fantastic experience

  • 4 of 5

This beautiful villa had everything we needed to enjoy our stay in Antigua. Our 11 and 7 year old boys loved both beaches and the pool. Located inside the secure community of Jolly Harbour you will find all the amenities required for a great vacation. The golf cart was very handy for trips to the grocery store or many restaurants within the complex. We also rented a car for a day from one of the onsite rental companies to explore the island.

James and Theresa were very accomodating and helpful for our last mintute getaway. We would definately recommend staying here and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Meravigloso - Vacanze dal 11/08/13 a 23/08/13

  • 5 of 5

Volevo essere breve spiegare in poche parole ma è una cosa impossibile, l'isola è fantastica e fatta per tutte le (tasche) diverso di molte recensione che avevamo visto prima della partenza, noi viviamo a Milano e i prezzi sono simili, devo prima ringraziare a James & Tereza devo dire che la loro villa ha superato le nostre aspetative,il è posto tranquillo, pulito e la gente del posto è molto educata, devo ringraziare a Daina la ragazza che viene una volta a settimana a fare pulizie, fantastica, mi ha datto delle dritte importante. Noi abbiamo girato l'isola sempre con Taxi, c'è un tassista chiamato J.R. cercatelo è una persona simpatica e con prezzi giusti , il bar della piscina Crows Nest veramente OTTIMO si maggia e beve bene. ( abbiamo provato tutti cocktail )! ( Non aspettate la pastasciutta ) siete all'estero, siete ospite accontentatevi con quello che il posto offre. Sarei capace di stare qua a scrivere un libro sul questo posto! Il mercato della fruta a St. John, Mercato del Pesce, Half Moon Bay, Tranquilly Bay,Valley Church, Devis Bridge,Jolly South Beach, Jolly North Beach...e tante altre atrazione e spiagge che questo posto offre da visitare.

Consiglio a tutti siamo andati con un bambino di 6 anni e ci siamo trovati benissimo. Dietro la villa di James c'è la tranquilissima Jolly North Beach, dove la mattina presto o tardo pomeriggio è possibile nuotare con il pesciolini... senza parola... Ha... stavo dimenticando... Se volete noleggiare una moto d'acqua cercate David ( ha i prezzi piu bassi di Antigua) lo trovate a Jolly south beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
VC Bird International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Westpoint (Outdoor Bar)
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Jolly Harbour Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Al Porto (Italian Restaurant)
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
North Beach
Car: not necessary

Jolly Harbour has fantastic facilities including a large pool, shops, restaurants, bars, well stocked supermarket, water sports, 18 hole golf course, gym, tennis and squash courts. It is not necessary to rent a car within Jolly Harbour, however, a golf cart is recommended. Our golf cart is available to our villa renters (Nov to May only) at a competitive rate. Refer to Rental Rates section.

There are many attractions that are easy to access such as English and Falmouth Harbours, Nelsons Dockyard and Shirley Heights which is famous for Sunday nights watching the most amazing sunsets while listening to steel drum & reggae bands. Many boat trips are available including eco-friendly trips to Barbuda (frigate birds and picture postcard beaches) and Montserrat, and Bird Island. Nearby, there is diving, sailing, snorkelling, horse riding, fishing, kite and windsurfing. For the more adventurous, there is a rainforest safari where one can go zip lining in the treetops of the rain forest.

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Rates & Availability

St. Mary Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Apr 22 2016 - Oct 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
$120
$840
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 21 2016 - Dec 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$130
$910
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$160
$1,120
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$130
$910
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Prices quoted include weekly cleaning and change of linens / towels. Additional cleans can also be arranged.

We also have a golf cart that is also available for rental at a rate of $20 USD per day.

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Amenities

St. Mary Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Floor - Recently updated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Recently updated with vanity unit and walk in shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Recently updated with double vanity unit and walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , with ensuite
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed and patio doors opening onto the balcony with views over the Sleeping Indian Mountain. There is also a travel cot (pack’n’play pen) for a young child. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and air-conditioning. The villa sleeps 4 people comfortably, 5 including the travel cot (suitable for children upto age 2). If preferred, it is possible to add a crib to the master bedroom and/or a roll-out bed to the twin room to sleep a maximum of 6. Cribs and roll-out bed can be rented at an additional $10 USD per day from our property management company.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note, Voltage is 220V. Sockets: 2 round pin European format. DVD: multi-regional able to play DVDs from all regions including North America and Europe. Local telephone calls are free from villa. 'Pay as you go' mobiles can be bought from DIGICEL near Woods Mall or St. John's for as little as $20 USD + calling card. There is the patio table with 4 chairs & 2 loungers plus a small charcoal BBQ on the balcony. Gate with latch has been installed on the deck as there is direct access to the water.

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