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CHARMING 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM COTTAGE NEAR BEAUTIFUL BEACH

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Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM COTTAGE NEAR BEAUTIFUL BEACH

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Antigua

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2014

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.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach
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Antigua Antigua & Barbuda
Ancaster, Ontario
5

Truly enjoyable stay.

  • 5 out of 5
As so many others have noted before us, this truly is a wonderful place. We very much enjoyed our 10 night stay at the Sugar Shack. A perfect cozy cottage - so clean, so private and so relaxing. Ilse and Bill are excellent hosts, very responsive and accommodating, and the staff is excellent as well. The island is terrific with so many beautiful beaches, including the ones so close to the cottage. And with very good grocery stores nearby, we were able to enjoy long days at the beach followed by fantastic barbecues on the patio or a night out at the many local restaurants. Thank you Bill and Ilse for sharing your paradise with us and for introducing us to sun-downers. Evenings haven’t been the same since.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336545vb
Antigua Antigua & Barbuda
5

Peaceful

  • 5 out of 5
A much needed vacation took me and my family to Antigua to escape the winter. We found the Sugar Shack to be a wonderful place the kitchen was well equipped, I loved the windows that opened up to the breezeway between the two bedroom buildings! It is exactly what you would expect of an island vacation! Thank you to the wonderful host!!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336545vb
Antigua Antigua & Barbuda
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 out of 5
Just what we were looking for. Ilse and Bill Cooper are wonderful hosts and their attention to detail is remarkable. We felt more like guests than tenants. The cottage is well equipped and made for a very relaxing vacation. We have booked several properties with VRBO and this home ranks at the top.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336545vb
Antigua Antigua & Barbuda
Saskatoon, SK
5

Sugar Shack has all you need

  • 5 out of 5
Spent a week at the Sugar Shack and it had all amenities we needed including BBQ, dishwasher, TV, DVD, library of books, etc. We did not rent a car, Geerard picked us up at the airport and drove us to the grocery store for a very reasonable rate. We found we could walk to the grocery store and back in less than an hour. Limited number of restaurants within walking distance but easy to do all your own cooking. 5 minute walk to beach Taxis are plentiful and even rode the bus back from St John's for 1.50 each. Not far from the Cedar Vallley golf course where golfed twice. On top of it all Bill and Ilse are excellent hosts.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336545vb
Antigua Antigua & Barbuda
5

Wonderful Location and Tremendous Hosts!

  • 5 out of 5
My wife, two teenage children and I thoroughly enjoyed this clean and comfy cottage a short walk to the beach! The location was excellent, and we drove all over the island of Antigua to Stingray City, Half Moon Bay, Zip Lining, hiking and many other spots. Also recommended is booking jet skiing, tubing, kayaking and snorkeling with Halcyon Water Sports on the beach. Our hosts, Ilse and Bill, were very accommodating. You are in for a treat when you rent this cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336545vb
Antigua Antigua & Barbuda
29 palms, ca
5

Our space-a trip to Antigua

  • 5 out of 5
We had intended to rent the Sugar Shack for 9 days with just the 2 of us, but a second couple asked to join us for the first 2 days as they had not made any rental arrangements. Since there were 2 bedrooms separated by the patio deck we agreed to share the cottage for the first 2 days as they planned to fly back on Wednesday.

We asked Bill and Ilse if they were ok with 2 couples and they indicated that it should be fine. It turns out we were the first ones to use the cottage that way and it did turn out fine. Ilse was concerned that we might not fit in the car but since we had limited our luggage we had no problem.

Waiting at the airport was Gerard who got us all loaded in the car and transported us to the cottage. The roads on Antigua are pretty narrow and not in great shape. Luckily the speed limits are low and everyone seems to get along while driving. Note you follow the British rule of driving on the left side so if you plan to rent a car be prepared.

Ilse met us at the cottage and gave us the grand tour. The pictures on the web site matched exactly as the cottage is charming. Power is 110 and not a problem for your chargers and computers. The wifi was great and allowed us to keep in contact with friends and family. Ilse had to leave but said Gerard would take us to the local supermarket so we could stock up on food and drink. The market was about 5 min by car and had a fairly good supply of hings we needed. We decided to do precooked and simple that night and do some grilling the next night. The exchange rate was around 260 EC to a dollar but we did not do the currency exchange as the dollar is widely accepted. Just be prepared for the cost of everything to be high. You might pack food staples such as soups and microwaveable items, though you may not bring any fruits or meats into the country.

The trip was great even though we had to cut it short due to a medical issue, which Bill and Ilse were very understanding. Everyone loved the cottage and of course the beach which was a 5 min walk and we had it to ourselves. The only downside was you could not be outside at night without a good insect repellent on. Suggest you bring your favorite vice trying to buy some there.

Bottom line was we had a nice time and sharing the experience with another couple made it better. We had common backgrounds (retired military) and ages so that helped.

The owners were helpful with arrangements and information, making everything go smoothly.
  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car

Location

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
1 Miles
La Bussola Italian Restaurant/ Grand Bay Casino
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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • 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:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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