Welcome to Villa Seaglass a brand new luxury villa located in exclusive Sugar Ridge on a beautiful hill-side overlooking Jolly Harbour and the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. We fell in love with the view and knew it was the perfect spot to build a dream vacation home. Not only does the Villa’s position facing West on a hill provides spectacular 180 degree Views (Sunsets included!), but is also provides the house with wonderful cooling trade winds. Take in the vista and enjoy the Caribbean air while you lounge on one of the 8 comfortable sun beds or splash in the generous plunge pool. You may never want to leave the villa, but if you want to explore Jolly Beach, Valley Church Beach, Coco Bay and Dark wood Beaches are only a 5-8 minute drive away. The Villa boasts 2,700 square feet of indoor living space and 2,200 square feet of terraced outdoor living space. There are lovely en-suite bathrooms in each of the four thoughtfully appointed bedrooms (sleeps 8) and the open-plan living area features three huge sliding glass doors that retract fully into the walls allowing for true indoor/outdoor living at its best. The wonderful Location of Villa Seaglass across the street from Jolly Harbour offers many restaurants, grocery shopping, pharmacy, banking, ice cream/coffee shops and much more on your door step. The capital of Antigua, St. John, is only a 10 minute drive away and the airport is a 20 minute drive from the Villa. Guests at Villa Seaglass are free to use the lovely fully equipped gym at Sugar Ridge Hotel and its beautiful, large pool. Sugar Ridge Hotel also offers an Aveda concept Spa and two yummy restaurants. I could go on and on…. but as they say, a picture tells a thousand words…… we would love to welcome you to Villa Seaglass and a fantastic holiday experience!
Keywords: pool, luxury vacation home, breezes, trade winds, spectacular view
We are Americans living in England. We wanted to buy a vacation home on a Carribean island and did our research. We decided to visit Barbados and Antigua in February 2011 and fell in love with the island of Antigua and its authentic Carribean charm. We love that its a direct flight from the East Coast of the United States and also a direct flight from the UK. This past summer, we went to North Carolina and had a blast picking out all of the lovely new furnishings that make Villa Seaglass feel like a welcoming home. Some day, we look forward to spending a lot of our retirement in Antigua and we hope to dock a small sail boat in Jolly Harbour one day. You'll probably notice that the kitchen has everything you need to make a lovely meal. I love to cook and am a professional floral designer.
We bought our villa based on its location and an AMAZING view just as the developer had broken ground on the site. We had toured Antigua for a full five days prior, seeing dozens of places. Many were lovely, but the magic really happened when we set foot on the site of what is now Villa Seaglass. The proximity to all the amenities at the Sugar Ridge Hotel and Jolly Harbour, plus the piece of mind of being in a gated community with 24 hour security offered eveything we were looking for and more and did I mention..... The Views!
The first thing I do when I wake up at Villa Seaglass is to open all the sliding glass doors and allow the lovely breezes to stir me awake. Then I put on a large pot of coffee using the local beans roasted on island. I like to make extra for an iced coffee in the afternoon. If I'm up before everyone, I'll grab my book and head out to the swinging hammock chair down in the gazebo. The gym at Sugar Ridge is airconditioned and well-equipped so If I'm being 'good' I'll head over there in my golf cart for an early morning work out. After that, we may check out one of the 365 beaches Antigua has to offer or go on a hike or check out some of the shopping in St John. I'm not a big drinker.. but when I'm in Antigua, 4:30 is frozen drink time at Villa Seaglass. The blender is FANTASTIC and I like to pick up local pinapples, bananas or mangoes at one of the many street vendors and wisk them up into a lovely smoothy or more likely a yummy frozen fruit and rum drink. If I'm in the mood to cook, Epicurean, the grocery store right across the street in Jolly Harbour has everything I may require, or we may check out one of the many lovely restaurants near by. So far my favorite is Sheer Rocks, in Coco Bay Resort (7 minute drive) or for something more casual, you can't beat the burger at Castaways down at Jolly Beach. Hint: If you tell the Jolly Beach Security Booth Guard that you're eating at Castaways, you can park right at the beach.... and who wouldn't want to at least get a drink or a nibble at Castaways? It's a great spot right on the beach!
Villa Seaglass is beautifully perched on a hill across the street from Jolly Harbor, in the gated Sugar Ridge Villa community. Check out the lovely local beaches-- Jolly Beach (aprox. 1/2 mile from Villa Seaglass) where you can have a great lunch at Castaways Restaurant or rent a little sail boat or Jet Ski or take a left leaving the Villas and go to Ffreys Beach or Dark Wood Beach each with their own distinct personalities. Whilst at Ffreys make a point of stopping in at Dennis Beach Bar and Restaurant for a tropical drink or lovely fresh food made with a Caribbean flair. It's best to rent a car so you have the freedom to really explore all Antigua has to offer. Like going to Shirley Heights on Sunday nights to take in the sun set, have a nice dinner and enjoy the steel drum music. Don't forget to check out the yachting scene over in English Harbor and whilst there have yummy tapas at 'Trapas' or get some fab Italian food at 'Paparazzi's Restaurant'. Be sure to make a booking so you'll be sure to score a table. I love stopping at the local road-side fruit and vegetable stalls as I'm driving around. The fruit and vegetables are often lovely and much better (and cheaper) than you can buy them at the grocery store. Bring home your lovely tropical fruits and whizz up a delightful frozen drink to enjoy out on the deck!