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Luxury Villa Emerald Dreams in Upscale South Finger with Highest Guest Reviews

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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 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, bank, 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 $40 US. While the Antiguan rate is approximately $24 US, 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 in the Commercial Centre within the complex. There is a charge of $10 US, subject to change, to register the vehicle. CDAL Security is not open on the weekends, but is 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. Recently we added a new patio set with 6 chairs to enjoy al fresco dining on the veranda. A propane BBQ is also available.

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.

Water rates on average are 40% higher as well as our electricity rate are 30% due to fuel costs. 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.

More Details

Tara & Paul Humberstone
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Tara & Paul Humberstone

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.

Why Tara & Paul Humberstone chose St. Mary

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 characterize 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, bank, restaurants/bars plus a well stocked grocery store.

What makes this villa unique

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....


20 minutes from the airport....

Guestbook comments from the owner

A warm welcome from TT Villas, the management agency was followed by receiving a welcome pack of food & beverage.

Most appreciated was the strong Wi-Fi signal and local cell phone and torches available, when power was cut for a short period.

Patio & decking are relaxing places to sit, whilst watching the colourful birds around the pot plants and the pelicans diving for fish.

The villa is very well equipped and easy to cook dinner if required.

A good location as only 5 minutes’ walk from a beautiful beach and nightly stunning sunset.

We recommend you book this villa, from attentive, caring owners Tara and Paul.

Thank you.
Oct 2016
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Jolly Harbour Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 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 added a bistro set so you can enjoy your morning coffee or evening drinks. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds. New windows have been installed as of June 2012. Both Bedrooms have ceiling fans and air-conditioning. We do have a fold away bed that could be used in the main lounge area of the villa for the additional person.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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 both a Weber charcoal/propane bbqs 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 I POD docking station. There is a awning on 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, kitchen towels, etc. in the Villa. Daily cleaning by arrangement and priced separately. Please see under 'Rates' same day departure/arrival guidelines for our housekeeping team. Note: self catering


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Luxury Villa Emerald Dreams in Upscale South Finger with Highest Guest Reviews
average rating of 4.8192773 based on 111 reviews
Aurora Canada

Wonderful stay at Emerald Dreams

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible time we had at Emerald Dreams. We stayed the month of March and it was a "Dream". The townhouse is as described, well-maintained, comfortable, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you will need to self cater. We enjoyed coffee and our breakfast on the deck each morning, packed a picnic lunch in the provided cooler, and hit the beach. The townhouse is situated on a quiet well maintained street within the gated secure marina community. There are restaurants (el Porto, and The Crows Nest) we enjoyed. Many more to try. The Epicurion grocery store is less than a 10 minute walk and will meet all your needs including a liquor store. A 2 minute walk and you have arrived at Castaway Beach bar and a beach worthy of being described as one of the Caribbean's best. The colour of the water and the sky are often hard to believe as real. We did have a car for the month which allowed us to visit other beaches close by, Valley Church beach where you will find loungers and umbrellas for rent ($5 each) and The Nest (enjoy their lobster for lunch) and Ffrys Beach, also with loungers and Dennis's for lunch. We also took the local bus to St Johns, catching the van like bus just outside Jolly Harbour gate ($3 return pp, 20 minute ride). Quite an experience and saves trying to find parking in St Johns. Make sure you go to Cuties for lunch. We also splurged and went to Sheer Rocks for lunch. Make a reservation for a daybed and plunge pool (11:00-4:00pm), tapas for lunch- delicious. We made a daytrip to English Harbour and had lunch at Boom (again make a reservation and enjoy their infinity pool for the afternoon).

I could go on and on recommending all the wonderful things to do while staying at Emerald Dreams. We were well taken care of by Denise the housekeeping/property manager. We can't wait to have another opportunity to visit Emerald Dreams.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your review of Villa Emerald Dreams and your travels around the island during your one month stay. We love reviews like this as it gives our future guests an idea of restaurants, beaches and the villa itself. We appreciated your business and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. All the best, Tara & Paul
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Halifax, NS, Canada

Great location, paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here and really enjoyed the layout of the villa. It's well-appointed. We were 4 adults sharing the space and we had lots of room to lounge on patio etc. Easy 5min walk to the beach. First time at Jolly Harbour complex, would definitely come again. Having a golf cart made getting around a breeze. Highly recommend to reserve golf cart right away. The owners are prompt in answering any questions or concerns, well organized and we couldn't be happier. We'd love to visit again! Thank you for sharing your villa with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anna for taking the time to review Villa Emerald Dreams. It helps so much when potential guests are looking for a vacation villa to see the reviews of our current guests. We are glad you had a fantastic holiday! We appreciate your business and look forward to your return visit in the near future. Paul and Tara
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Elmwood Park, NJ USA

Return To Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just came back from an 18-day wonderful vacation in Antigua. We stayed at Villa Emerald Dreams. It was our fourth time in the island; each time staying at a different villa as we look into reviews prior to booking. Each villa appears to be all similar in design/layout. Villa Emerald Dreams was exceptional. The furnishings and decor reflect good taste. The beds were comfortable, all rooms were very clean. Each room had its own air conditioning unit, and having a WiFi is a bonus. It also helps that there is a washer in the villa.There was plenty of supplies, from fresh bath and beach towels to kitchen utensils, pots, pans, even citronella for outside when hanging out on the patio or deck where we spent a lot of time enjoying the views, stargazing, even listening to some live local bands from a nearby restaurant, while having our drinks.

The beautiful jolly beach is a five minute walk from the villa. A buggy is necessary to get around, especially when going to the supermarket and you have to carry those heavy jugs of water back to the villa. Thanks to TT villas for being there when we needed them.

We were lucky with the dates that we picked; weather was perfect, not too hot, and we had some cool evenings.

We were very satisfied with our stay at Villa Emerald Dreams. Would highly recommend it and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time at Villa Emerald Dreams and the island of Antigua! We appreciate your review and feedback. Hope to see you again should you return to the wonderful island of Antigua.....
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A lovely villa in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the property and everything was just as good as the first time a year ago. The Villa is right on the waterfront and within a few minutes walk of the Beach and has everything you could need in a holiday home. Jolly Harbour is quiet and safe and there are several good restaurants. Emerald Dreams is an excellent choice for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for being our guests! We really appreciate your feedback and for sharing your comments. We hope to see you both again🏝🇦🇬
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Well-equipped waterfront property with great view

  • 5 of 5

Emerald Dreams is a well maintained villa situated in a peaceful location within the Jolly harbour complex with the beautiful beach only a few minutes stroll away. The property has truly stunning views from both the terrace and main bedroom and we never tired of sitting looking out over the water. We made good use of the barbecue which as an al fresco alternative to the well-equipped kitchen which had everything one could think of in a holiday let. Thank you, Tara, for making the booking process so painless and for all your help.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Villa Emerald Dreams. It is so nice to hear that our kitchen had everything needed to make your al fresco dining complete. We tried so hard to think of everything you will need so you just need to bring the swimsuits! We hope to see you again in the near future! Tara & Paul
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A tidy, well equipped and comfortable villa, in a a friendly, well run marina complex. All within ea

  • 5 of 5

Villa Emerald Dreams provides everything necessary for a comfortable and enjoyable stay on the beautiful island of Antigua. The villa itself is situated in a quiet and very pretty part of the Jolly Harbour marina complex and is only a short walk from attractive sandy beaches. Jolly Harbour provides a range of shops, bars a supermarket and a pharmacy with staff who are polite and ready to assist.

On arrive at the villa we were met by a member of the villa management company and provided with all the necessary help and information needed to make our stay as pleasant as possible.

A small welcome pack with tea, coffee, milk, fruits juice and a bottle of wine was also a nice touch.

The location of the villa and deck area into the lagoon at the south facing rear of the premises means that you can easily spend time relaxing and sunbathing if you decide to stay in for the day. We spent many a happy time fishing and eating al fresco.

If you hire a car, there is off road parking at the front of the villa and many places to visit within a short driving distance from Jolly Harbour.

There is always something going on and some fantastic restaurants are available if you enjoy eating out.

Jolly Harbour is a useful pick up and drop off point for many of the island boat trips or safari experiences which are highly recommended.

We highly rate villa Emerald Dreams and can assure anyone considering a rental that they will not be disappointed

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul and I are so glad you and your family had an enjoyable trip and loved Villa Emerald Dreams. You are correct everything is almost at your fingertips within the community of Jolly Harbour especially if you want to relax and enjoy the sun whether at the beach, a restaurant, pub or stopping. Thank you again for being our guests and we hope to see you again in the near future! Tara & Paul
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
V C Bird International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Jolly Harbour
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
St. John's
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Jolly Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Jolly Harbour
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Mile long white sand South Beach - 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, bank, ATMs, an 18 hole golf course, fitness centre, sports centre with large outdoor swimming pool (Free) and 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, pedalos, helicopter tours of Island and Montserrat, catamaran tours, ATV tours of the island, deep sea fishing tours and much more!


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


Rates & Availability

Jolly Harbour Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 11
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 12
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 13
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 14
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 15
Nov 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

We do not accept online payments purely driven by the cost, another cost savings to you as our guests.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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