About the property
- Apartment1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
with large swimming pool set in a delightful tropical garden.
Hamilton Estate is a private development of villas and apartments adjacent to Jolly Harbour, the premier marina, golf and leisure resort in the Caribbean, situated on the beautiful west coast of Antigua. Hamilton House stands in its own tropical garden with a large 30 feet long swimming pool and comprises four well-appointed and delightfully furnished 2-bedroom apartments.
We are situated next to the new luxury Sugar Ridge boutique hotel which offers a spa, a gym, two restaurants and sophisticated nightly entertainment.
Jolly Beach is about a 7 minutes walk away; a long sweep of soft white sand and turquoise sea fringed by palm trees, and the entrance to the marina is also just a ten minutes walk away.
Guests staying at Hamilton House can choose to include one or more days of their holiday aboard our 50' sailing yacht. Further details are shown below.
More than just a property rental: We pride ourselves in making every Jolly Villas holiday a special and personal experience. It's our job to make sure your visit to Antigua is as relaxing, carefree and memorable as you would wish, from helping you arrange flights, meeting and greeting you at the airport, providing you with a welcome pack on arrival, and supporting you with 24/7 local customer service should you experience any concerns during your stay; all in one of the world's most desirable holiday locations. We can arrange your car hire, help you with any excursions you may be tempted by and, of course, get you on to the water in a wide range of activities, including a really special day on our 50’ yacht “Jabberwocky”.
Combine your stay with a day's sailing: For a very special experience, a day on our 50' sailing yacht will definitely prove a holiday highlight. The yacht is spacious and fitted out to an extremely high standard with a comprehensive inventory of equipment for personal safety and comfort. For fun and relaxation there are fins, masks and snorkels and a plethora of water toys; plus the tender for pottering about and shore leave.
There are so many places to explore around the coast of Antigua that each day on board offers new sights and destinations. You can choose to take it easy and relax for the day, leaving our crew to take care of everything, or you can actively participate in sailing the yacht. Snorkel over coral reefs and observe the Caribbean marine life - exotic fish, rays, turtles and dolphins - or laze on deck and enjoy freshly prepared meals with a choice of drinks. To end the day, drop anchor in another secluded bay, and enjoy canapés and cocktails as the sun goes down.
Howard and Cheryl Adams at Jolly Villas
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About Howard and Cheryl Adams at Jolly Villas
We absolutely love Antigua. We came on a visit and hardly seem to have been away since. Antigua is the heart and soul of the Caribbean, an exotic tropical island with an abundance of palm-fringed beaches, warm sparkling seas, English-speaking and life-loving locals, a wealth of land and water based activities, a huge choice of delicious international cuisines, and a background soundtrack of calypso and reggae. No wonder we decided to make Antigua our second home.
Howard and Cheryl Adams at Jolly Villas purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Howard and Cheryl Adams at Jolly Villas chose Saint Mary
Location, location, location. Scenic, convenient, comfortable, and a true home from home.
What makes this Apartment unique
We pride ourselves in making every Jolly Villas holiday a special and personal experience. It's our job to make sure your visit to Antigua is as relaxing, carefree and memorable as you would wish, from helping you arrange flights, meeting and greeting you at the airport, providing you with a welcome pack on arrival, and supporting you with 24/7 local customer service should you experience any concerns during your stay; all in one of the world's most desirable holiday locations.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Nice quiet location. Kitchen well equipped nice roomy terrace. Jenny was lovely and helpful.
Sadly the apartment was not very clean, when you walked across the floor your bare feet were always dirty. The plumbing in the kitchen and separate bathroom was poor, very little flow on the kitchen tap and virtually non existent in the bathroom sink. No problem with the sink in the on suite, hence the 3 star rating.
Thank you Barbara for your feedback and I am glad that in the main you enjoyed your stay at Hamilton House.
As you might be aware Antigua suffered a storm surge a few weeks back which had an affect on the local water supply for a while. One of our desalination plants was put out of action and this led to some drop in the water pressure. I am sure that is what you experienced as the pressure you mentioned is generally strong in bathroom and kitchen. However, I will send in a plumber to investigate just in case.
Regrettably, dust and sand do tend to settle on the tiled floors and unless they are mopped on a daily basis the bottom of one's feet can get a little dusty.
Best regards, Howard
Wonderful home from home in the Caribbean
This apartment is in a fantastic location, close to Jolly Harbour with its supermarket, shops and restaurants, and a few minutes by car or a short walk to some of the best beaches on the island. The apartment is very comfortable, the gardens are attractive and the pool proved wonderful after a glorious day on the beach. Jenny who looks after the guests really could not do more to make our holiday enjoyable. The Sugar Ridge Resort next door it is perfect for sipping your cocktails whilst watching the sun go down over Jolly Harbour. A lovely holiday enjoyed by all the family we would definitely recommend Hamilton House, and we are sure to return in the not too distant future!
Well equipped, spacious apartment in best location
This was our 7th visit to Antigua, but the first time at the end of season. The villas we usually book were too expensive, but the cost here was very reasonable. The booking experience was extremely straightforward and our host, Jenny, was very helpful.
Hamilton House Apartment 4 is on the ground floor of a large property with 3 others. The garden is well maintained, with a full-size outdoor pool with a sundeck, canopy and loungers. The accommodation is spacious, fully equipped and relatively clean. There are air conditioning units in each room, fast internet, cable TV, as well as a large cooker, dishwasher and washing machine. These apartments are 10 years old, but most of the fixtures fittings and appliances are near their end of life, with signs of age, wear-and-tear and corrosion. Some parts would benefit from a deep clean, but the overall standard was perfectly acceptable and clean bedding and towels are provided. There is no backup generator, but we only had one short power cut during two weeks. There is also an outdoor veranda and barbecue area exclusive to the apartment.
It is very close to the Jolly Harbour, with a small, well stocked Epicurean supermarket. However we still did our main shopping at the Epicurean near St Johns, as it is much bigger. There are several very lovely beaches nearby, such Valley Church beach, and Coco beach with its excellent snorkelling. There are many more fantastic beaches just slightly further afield, such as Darkwood, Deep Bay and Hawskbill. There are plenty of restaurants, although we did not try any of them because one of my family suffers from serious food allergies.
During our stay, we also hired a 19ft self drive motorboat from Paradise Boats for a day and we had a fantastic time visiting Five islands, Cades reef, Hermitage beach and Rendevous Bay. We were saw a shark, turtle and sting ray during this trip, as well as plenty of beautiful fish! It is best to have some previous motor boat experience though, as it was choppy in some places the day we went, plus the reef is extremely shallow.
At this time of year, the weather was a wetter and cloudier than earlier in the year. However it was still lovely with plenty of warm sunshine on many days. The sea water was particularly warm, the hottest we remember it!
If you are looking for good value, well equipped, spacious self-catering accommodation set in one of the best locations on the island, then Hamilton House Apartments are an ideal choice.
A great location and ideal setup
We booked this appt as a base for a week in the sun watching the cricket. Having looked at many of the properties in the Jolly Harbour we liked the look of Hamilton House. The location is a short walk from the harbour location, but there are a few restaurants and bars across the road and on the way to the main resort. Booking the villa was painless and also included collection and drop off for the airport. We continued to use the transport service (the local taxi driver) for our trips to the cricket and this was made so easy by the owners leaving a local payg mobile so we easy access to the mamangement company and the taxi driver. Overall a great find for us and we'll look to return for the cricket in two years time
Excellent and as described.
Most enjoyable. Probably our best holiday ever. Close to beaches, supermarket and restaurants. Having a car proved to be an excellent decision as if one beach was crowded we drove to another. All in all a wonderful holiday with outstanding customer service.
Excellent location and good value
It was probably the busiest we have found Antigua but that was not a bad thing. The island was buzzing. We noticed a huge change at the local beach - Valley Church. What was once a quiet locals' beach has now become a cruise ship stop-off. It did mean we tried more beaches and therefore a car is essential. All the beaches in the local area were good with excellent beach-bar facilities. You must, however, take a trip to Half Moon Bay on the other side of the island - less busy but idyllic.
The apartment was fine, comfortable and well-equipped. You are aware of your neighbours and it obviously does not give the privacy of a detached villa but the pool was quiet and a good option. The apartment was well managed by Jenny who was excellent. She was there to greet and always available to assist. The whole operation was well managed and slick - transfers were spot on. The apartment itself was fully equipped with two comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a variety of eateries just two minutes away and the supermarket is a ten-minute walk.
We have stayed in hotels in Antigua in the intervening years but on balance this arrangement worked well. I tried to work out how the two compare in terms of cost. Food was definitely more expensive and Brexit has not helped the UK holiday market but a self-managing apartment was pretty much on a par with a lower end all-inclusive. The car hire - which is essential - gives a more varied itinerary and I think this will be our way to go in the future. You will not be disappointed and there is a good range of accommodation options in the portfolio.
Hamilton Estate is situated on the Caribbean west coast of Antigua, a fifteen minutes drive to the capital St John's and twenty-minutes from the airport. The delighful setting is nestled under wooded hillsides and is just a 7 minutes walk away from Jolly Beach. The entrance to Jolly Harbour Marina and resort is also just a 10 minutes walk from Hamilton Estate. This extensive complex offers the largest and finest marina in the Caribbean and superb recreation facilities. A fine 18-hole golf course and a sports centre with swimming pool, tennis courts, and a squash court cater for the actively minded, whilst the commercial centre has a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and a supermarket to sustain the needs for everyday living. For all its many amenities, Jolly Harbour remains a sophisticated and tranquil setting to while away the holiday hours.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Additional nights over 7 days are pro-rata. Rental rates apply to arrivals between the dates shown for each period, ie if guests arrive on 16th December 2016 the weekly rental will be £775 but the rental will be £995 for guests arriving after that date. A deposit of 20% of the rental price is required at the time of booking with the balance due 60 days before your arrival in Antigua.