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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 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms with Ensuite Bathrooms. Sleeps up to 4

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. 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:
May 24, 2018

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 Jolly Harbour

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

Our memories were the touch of a stingray with Extreme Tour, climbing hells gate with Eco tour, time with the family and the beautiful beaches and sunsets. What we enjoyed at Emerald Dreams was the deck chairs, the view, peaceful nights, short walk to the beach, the security and feeling safe. Activities were Jolly Beach, Adventure Antigua Extreme Tour, Zip Line, Adventure Antigua Eco Tour, Nelson' s Dockyard & Shirley Heights, snorkelling, climbing Bird Island and Rum Punch!
May 2017
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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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
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 4
  • 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.
  • 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 4.820225 based on 119 reviews

Lovely townhouse apartment in Jolly beach

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was a peaceful, home from home with everything you could think of. The verandah at the back was particularly lovely in the mornings and the walk to the beach was 2 minutes. The convenience of the setting was matched by the relaxed nature of the Development. The welcome package was much appreciated and the bedrooms were the right size for us.....we all slept well. There are bars and restaurants nearby so you don't need to travel at night if you don't want to and have a few drinks too. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing comfortable stay in Antigua.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul and I appreciate your review and are so glad you had a fantastic vacation. We hope to see you again if your travels take you back to Antigua. Tara and Paul
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was ready when we arrived and the agents were very helpful. Great walking distance to the beautiful beach and Castaways beach bar served the best Indian food. Lovely views from terrace and enjoyed sitting there early morning enjoying the morning sun

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tracey for your review. We appreciate you taking the time and we are glad you had a wonderful Christmas break in Antigua. We hope to see you again!
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very clean and well kept, 5 minutes to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very well kept in the best part of Jolly harbour, you are a 5 minute walk to the beach and all amenities you will need are on site. Highly recommend if you are looking for a relaxing place to enjoy your vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Emerald Dreams Jolly Harbour, perfect for couples or Family. The Villas is Clean, Homely and well appointed with all that you could want or need. The Owners have thought of everything.

Taxi was arranged and waiting to collect us from the Airport and took us to the Villa where we was greeted by the Villas House Keeper and shown round.

We recommend, Stingray City, Wadadli Cats Catamaran trip around the Island and of Course Sunday Night at Shirley Heights to party while watching the Sun go down.

Eating out, recommend, Miracles Caribbean Restaurant on the entrance to Jolly Harbour, Food and Prices excellent.

Getting around, recommend using the local Bus Service, Very Cheap and Reliable.

Go Mingle, Enjoy :)

Lenny and Rachel

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and kept in very good condition

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Tara & Paul
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Really is an Emerald Dream!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in Jolly Harbour before but this villa is spectacular! It is extremely well equipped, spotless and very close to the beach. Sitting out on the deck in the morning with the water and mountain view is so enjoyable. There are many great restaurants within walking distance. Don't miss Melini's and Basilico"s! We have loved our time at this villa and would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ladies for the lovely review. Paul and I try to think of everything to make your stay feel like home. Thanks for the treats when we arrived too! Look forward to you all coming back in the near future! Thank you for being our guests! Paul & Tara
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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