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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

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.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

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 Antigua

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

The ideal family cottage....

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we set foot in Sugarshack we knew we'd hit the nail on the head. My husband and I and our two adult children had everything we needed for a relaxing and carefree holiday. The layout of the cottage was perfect, giving the kids their own space across the breezeway with ample living space in the main area for all of us. Ilse and Bill were fantastic hosts; always accessible and helpful and just close enough if we needed anything. All in all it was a perfect place for our precious family time. We stayed for two weeks and quickly fell into a comfortable routine with many evenings cooking dinner "at home" and enjoying the peace and quiet of the property. Antigua is our favorite place and Sugarshack made it even better. Thankyou Ilse and Bill, we will surely see you again 😍

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VS and JF

  • 5 of 5

Along with my best friend we returned to the Sugar Shack for a couple of weeks of chilling out.  Perfect for walking to a beautiful beach, with bars and restaurants close by.  Easy access to all parts of the island. Ilse and Bill again were brilliant with their welcome and knowledge of the island. Have returned home ready to face Christmas !

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

The best place to stay in Antigua!! Along with the best hosts!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a ten-day stay at Sugar Shack and cannot say enough in praise of this lovely cottage and its owners, Ilse and Bill. To begin, the cottage is located on an immaculate, beautifully landscaped and maintained property only a short walk from Dickenson Bay. In addition to the lovely beach there, one is also pleased to find three very good restaurants: Putters, Ana's and Coconut Grove...very different from one another, but all good. Another local restaurant, truly a hidden gem, Stella Ristorante is nearby, has great sunsets and fabulous food, not to mention delightful owners! (Thank you, Ilse, for that great recommendation!) Sugar Shack itself is cheerful, cozy, well-appointed and very tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well-equipped and much more than just functional, a real bonus when you return after a day of sightseeing or just "beaching it" and simply want to unwind with a relaxing meal at home. A perfect venue for dining and just putting your feet up, the beautiful tropical deck with its comfortable furnishings and spa is a real delight. In short, Sugar Shack provides a most tranquil vacation atmosphere, and it is in a great location. Finally and simply put, the charm, helpfulness and overall hospitality of Ilse and Bill is absolutely superlative...One could not ask for more!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A charming stay made even better by wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a wonderful host on the island of Antigua, look no further. Their hospitality is unmatched and the Sugar Shack is the perfect spot for singles, couples or up to a family of 4. Just minutes from world famous Dickenson's Bay, this is the best of all. Ilse and Bill, thank you for being so helpful and friendly. We hope to meet again some day. Thanks from Darren, Andrea, Ali and Emma.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Vacation/Perfect Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Ilsa and Bill are the perfect hosts. Very hospitable, helpful and are there to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. The Sugar Shack is exactly the way the photos show. Absolutely charming. The location is perfect for going to the beach or for exploring the island. We enjoyed days at the beach and then coming back to the cottage and enjoying sitting out on the deck. This is the perfect place to stay on the island and Ilsa and Bill are fantastic hosts. You will not be sorry renting this cottage. Thanks again, Ilsa and Bill. We had an awesome time....

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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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
0.5 Miles
Putters, Ana's
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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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.

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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 ...
  • 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:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • 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 -
  • Both consist of a toilet, sink and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • 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:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • 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
Notes:
Maid service is provided twice weekly at a mutually agreed time

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