About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
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. WIFI is available throughout and there is a smart TV and a bluetooth compatible stereo in the living room.
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.
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- english, french, german
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Owner chose Saint 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.
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.
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Four of us spent 4 weeks in Sugar Shack Cottage in February 2018. The cottage was perfect for our needs and Ilse was a charming and very helpful host. The kitchen was well equipped and the fridge/freezer big enough for our needs. There was a large gas barbecue which we made full use of. Sandra came in to clean the cottage and change the towels (including beach towels) twice a week. The beaches were a 10 minute walk away, passing through Antigua village Resort where there is a small convenience store for basic needs. First Choice supermarket is a 20 minute walk away in the opposite direction and we were always able to get a taxi back with our shopping if we didn't have a car. Prices for most shopping. including wines and spirits were comparable to the UK. We hired cars on several days from the Sibony Beach Club, reasonable and reliable and close by. Ilse even provides a mobile phone for local use. There is air conditioning in the bedrooms but with the ceiling fan and through breeze, we never needed to use it. All the windows have mosquito netting.
Thank you Ilse and Bill for a wonderful holiday.
Thank you all for being so appreciative!
Wonderful Sugarshack Cottage
We chose Sugarshack Cottage for the first leg of our Caribbean tour based on the pictures and reviews from previous visitors, and were not disappointed. It's a wonderful place to stay as a base to explore the wonders of Antigua and llse goes out of her way to look after you. Thank you Ilse for making our stay in Antigua so memorable.
Gorgeous home from home but in the tropics!
We arrived having spent 5 nights in the Sugar Ridge Resort hotel, and were so happy to find the Sugar Shack was everything we had hoped it would be. The house is immaculate, surrounded by glorious climbing vines, exotic plants and the sounds of birds. Our hosts made us instantly feel at home, generous to a fault with providing everything one could need on holiday - I can not say thank you enough to Ilse and Bill for taking us under their wing. We had the best holiday, from sushi on the beach (our idea of heaven), great food in some charming restaurants, all in all we were in heaven. Thank you to you both and we look forward to seeing you and your beautiful dogs next year, I hope. x
We were delighted to have you stay with us and would love to see you again next year!
Sugar Shack is a gem!!
So we haven't even left yet and I couldn't wait to review this little place.
Check in was super easy. Everything was ready and waiting for us when we arrived. Ilse (the owner) is fabulous and a very gracious host. The place is the cutest darn place. Our family loved it here. We cooked breakfast and supper here everyday for the week we stayed. We had everything we needed to cook a good meal. The place makes you feel like you are in a little tree house in the jungle! Its so cute! Thanks Ilse for making our stay in Antigua amazing!!
You were super easy guests, too! Thank you!
Great Location, Lovely Cottage, Friendly Hosts!
Recently stayed for 9 nights and we were very happy at Sugar Shack. It`s a lovely cottage in a nice garden setting. Great location for getting to the beach. Received a warm welcome from the owner Ilse who is a lovely lady who makes every effort to make her guests feel comfortable.
A Holiday in Paradise
Everything was exactly the way, we wanted it to be! You just feel at home at the Sugarshack! Not only, because you have all (and more than) you need, to make you feel at home, but also because of the fact, that your tenants are personally making an unexpected and unusual great effort, to fulfill all your wishes. We will come back to this place in paradise, that's for sure! Thank you for letting us spend a wonderful and unforgettable Holiday! 👍�👍�👍�😊�😊�😊�
Thank YOU for being such wonderful guests!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We accept VISA/Mastercard and require a 50% deposit to secure the reservation. The balance is payble two days prior to departure. Credit card info can be given via email or phone, receipts are provided upon payment in full.