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Exclusive 3 and 4 bedroom Pool Villas with 5* Hotel facilities by Jolly Harbor - Cactus House ---- Luxury & convenience with absolute privacy


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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


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Exclusive 3 and 4 bedroom Pool Villas with 5* Hotel facilities by Jolly Harbor - Cactus House ---- Luxury & convenience with absolute privacy

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Antigua - Coco and Cactus House

Two luxury Villas each with large pools and spacious gardens on Exclusive Estate

Coco House (3 bed) stands in its own quiet grounds & is the largest of the 3 lower Villas at Hamilton Estate, which is situated by Jolly Harbour & the 5* Sugar Ridge Hotel.

Cactus Villa ( 4 bed) is larger & situated on the hillside behind Coco, so enjoys a stunning view of both the harbor and the Caribbean sea, plus provides absolute privacy and tranquility. The infinity pool here is the largest in the area and additionally has a shallow fun area, where you can sit and take in the views.

Additionally Guests at either house have access to the Hotel's pools, gym and spa and restaurants. Recently Hamilton Estate received very favorable reviews when shown on TV's 'Place in the Sun'

Just a short walk away are two of the best beaches on Antigua - Jolly Beach and Valley Church. Although of different characters, both have pristine white powder sand and pure blue water, plus good beach restaurants. Jolly is more commercial with motorized water sports, vendor’s stalls and 'Castaways' restaurant.

Valley Church is much quieter, also has a beach bar / restaurant for all day drinks and meals, but is surrounded by lakes & greenery. Also within an easy walk Jolly Harbor offers Banks, shopping, large supermarket & many restaurants.

The quiet location of both houses is perfect, as it is just 20 minutes from the capital St Johns or a 30 minute private transfer from the Airport - this is a complimentary service we provide.

Both houses were designed with emphasis on outdoor living so have external dining areas, large private pools with part shaded pool decks. All bedrooms are of good size & air conditioned with modern bathrooms, each with large walk in showers or bath. The kitchens too are substantial and very well equipped for self catering - there are BBQ's on the patios.

Although Cactus is absolutely new, Coco was fully refurbished recently so nothing is lacking - new bathrooms, walkways, furniture, kitchen equipment are just part of the story. Coco House was only built 5 years ago and it’s continuing quality is confirmed by the number of Guests who return year after year. For your reassurance we also have Yasmine our Estate Manager , who will look after your needs great or small during your stay.

The design puts great emphasis on outdoor living with external dining areas, lounges & a part shaded pool deck. Both the indoor dining area, lounge and kitchen offer wide double doors to the exterior patios so to maximize the internal cooling and natural light.

The pool deck is the largest of the trio of Villas and is equipped with very comfortable loungers placed either in the sun or shade. The pool is of generous size and of a family designed depth. The gardens are extensive and filled with lush vegetation and many palms – it is perfectly safe for children to play unsupervised in the secure environment away from the raised pool.

The large bedrooms are all ‘en suite’ each with either triple sized walk in showers or a bath with shower.

On arrival all guests are met at the Airport by our Driver and then at the Villa by Yasmine, who will pass over the keys and explain the house, surrounding attractions, plus will provide the complimentary welcome pack of necessities to get your holiday off to a great start.

Please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements and we will gladly get these arranged for you.

Both the Villa Manager and Driver are at your disposal 24/7 should you have any problems or need any advice.

Accommodation - outside

The Villas have been designed around the Caribbean climate and thus primarily it's ‘al fresco’ living.

The covered outdoor dining areas open to the cooling breeze, plus it is south facing not only for all day sun, but also uninterrupted views of the unspoilt lush hillside and verdant vegetation at the rear of the property. Eating breakfast will possibly be to the serene backdrop of various birds including egrets, maybe the odd mongoose and perhaps a passing cow or goat.

Apart from the dining table and chairs, also undercover are loungers, chairs, sofa and triple burner gas BBQ. By the pool there is another set of table and chairs, even more loungers both in the sun and in the shade, providing ample space for sun worshipers. The pool at Coco is of a good size being 14 x 26 and the fully tiled pool deck is again the largest of the Villas. Additionally there is an indoor pool toilet and outside an outdoor shower, which is useful when you come back covered in sand after a day on the beach! The pool has ‘Diamond Brite’ finish, steps at the shallow end, plus a family friendly maximum depth. . The garden has numerous palms, ferns , flowers plus it is externally secured by a screened fence, so children can play in totally safety.

The south facing dining area is accessed by large double doors opening out onto the various patios. From here there are uninterrupted views of the well-stocked gardens plus the densely wooded hillside at the rear of the house. The lounging area outside has comfortable sofa and chairs and pool deck has more tables, chairs and loungers.

The large garden also has table tennis, darts board and some badminton equipment.

Accommodation - indoors

The equally spacious interior is completed by lounge and dining areas, plus a large kitchen. The typical Caribbean exposed wood beamed ceilings are double height, so very cool but have the added comfort of ceiling fans and air conditioning.

The kitchen is open plan with breakfast bar, new large gas cooker and oven, new American sized fridge and freezer, dishwasher, plus is comprehensively equipped for self catering. To guard against mains supply disruptions, there is also large underground water tank.

The dining area has a stone tile topped table, ceiling fan and air-conditioning. The lounge area has a matching coffee table, very comfortable sofas, plasma television (with over 60 channels). There is also audio, a CD player and an i pod dock. These are all supplemented with free WiFi internet connection and a small collection of board games, DVD’s, CD’s and books. The tasteful decor is complemented with original paintings from local artists. In addition you are supplied with a free mobile phone for your stay, which is ideal for making restaurant reservations, booking taxis and checking flights. Next to the bedrooms is a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.


Apart from comfortable beds, all three bedrooms have individually controlled air conditioning and additional ceiling fans. Each room has plenty of draw units, louvered hanging space, hair dryers plus bedside tables with reading lamps. All bedrooms have modern en suite bathrooms equipped with either triple sized walk in showers or bathtubs. All bathrooms are large (smallest is 70 sq ft) and all feature specially imported ‘Roca’ European showers & bath controls.

Master bedroom has triple aspect views with wide doors opening onto the pool deck and windows overlooking the palms and garden - there is also a safe. The en-suite bath room has a large walk in shower.

The twin bedroom has two single beds and en-suite bathroom with the largest of walk in showers

The double bedroom has double bed and en-suite bathroom with full sized bath

In addition there are complimentary cots available and a spare folding bed which can be placed in any of the bedrooms

Getting around the Island is simple by either car, taxi or bus, which drive on the right hand side. The Capital St Johns is home of the cruise liners and International shopping can be found in the totally restored Heritage Quay. Only a few yards away you walk back into history with the old character filled buildings and streets, all safe to walk unlike some Caribbean destinations. In the countryside the many abandoned sugar mills act as a reminder of bygone trade and slavery. Nelsons dockyard is a fully restored working harbour which has won many awards and only a short distance away is Shirley heights and its colonial fort , from where there are stunning views over both the sea and countryside. Worth a visit is Bettys Hope which was Antigua’s first sugar estate and some restoration of the ruins have taken place and the Mill is now totally intact.

Alternatively if relaxing in the sand is your preference, you will be spoil for choice as it is reputed that Antigua has a different beach for everyday of the year, some of the best being just a walk away from Coco House.

Apart from the beaches there is plenty to do, some examples which can be arranged for you are :-

Yacht Charter as a special deal has been arranged for those staying at Coco House. This is a private charter for just your party and includes free transport to & from Coco, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne. This is a superb 50ft yacht with experienced British crew who pander to your every need, including preparing a superb fresh lunch with fine wines. Throughout the day all food and drink is complimentary. Sunbathe on the deck, relax in the shade, snorkel & swim off the side, ride the dingy and perhaps take a turn at the helm if you wish.

For younger ones there is a Donkey sanctuary which is a simple establishment, but captivating for children who can ‘adopt’ the donkey of their choice. A small fee will make them eligible for a certificate & photo, plus regular updates on their new pet. The sanctuary caters for abandoned, injured and abused animals from all over the island and is a charity. Entry is free.

Alternatively there is rare chance to swim with Sting-rays at Stingray City . A high speed boat takes you out to sea to a pontoon where you can stand or swim in the shallow water. About 30 - 40 rays come in from the Ocean and you can then both stroke, hold and feed them. This is a well organized professional excursion, totally safe for children.

So please give me a ring or e mail and I am sure I can meet your specific needs for a very memorable holiday - thank yo

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Details for holiday villa Cactus House ---- Luxury & convenience with absolute privacy, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 5 Bathrooms

Four bedroom luxury, situated on peaceful hillside with stunning views over the Caribbean sea. Ideal if you want total peace & privacy, yet only a 10 minute walk to the Jolly Harbour complex of shops, golf, supermarket & restaurants. Also perfect if you want somewhere just a short walk (or 1 minute drive) to two of the best beaches in Antigua. Situated next door to the 5* Sugar Ridge Hotel, you have access to their restaurants, gym, spa or beauty facilities, or choose from ten local restaurants within easy walking distance, each offering excellent variety and value. This property is in a league of its own, perched on a massive stone plinth overlooking both harbour and sea - it is a house on a grand scale only built in 2014 at a cost of over $2m to accommodate up to 8 guests in comfort and designed to offer uninterrupted 360' views of the Caribbean & countryside. The infinity pool is the largest in the area, lounge has 4G broadband and WiFi is available throughout.
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Cactus House ---- Luxury & convenience with absolute privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

March 2015 Vacation To Antigue

  • 5 of 5

Cactus House is a beautiful property with a breathtaking view! It was the perfect layout for our family of 6 as everyone had room to spread out and had some privacy. The villa is tastefully decorated and well equipped with all of the linens and kitchen items any family would need on vacation. And the pool/deck area is truly fabulous and where we spent a great deal of time during our vacation. Did I mention the view is AMAZING?????

Our interactions with the owner, Roger, were always very positive. He enthusiastically answered my endless questions prior to our trip which was much appreciated. Yasmine was helpful and informative and while we did not require her services during our stay it was nice to know that we could contact her anytime if needed. It was also a wonderful perk to have our transportation to and from the airport provided by the owner. The driver, Lava, was one of the kindest individuals we met on the island. We highly recommend that you retain his services if you require transportation around the island. His vehicle is clean, his driving excellent, and he is very professional. Thank you Lava!!!!

The Jolly Harbor area is a bit run down which was not what we expected. However, we discovered Love Beach a short drive from the villa which we highly recommend! Jackie O's restaurant is located on the beach and was the very best dining experience we had! Sugar Ridge (right next door) also has a nice restaurant which is within walking distance.

That said I would recommend that visitors rent a vehicle or hire a driver as the Villa is located on a steep hill and getting to the main road is challenging for those who are not physically fit. Even then walking along the road is dicey as driving is a bit of an adventure on the island. We were not comfortable walking along the road with our teenagers so opted to rent a vehicle from the rental business at Sugar Ridge. Their prices are very reasonable and their vehicles in good shape. They will also deliver to Cactus House which is convenient.

Cactus House provided our family with wonderful accommodations and I would highly recommend this property for anyone wishing to vacation in Antigua. Thank you Roger, Yasmine, and Lava!!! We had a lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
V C Bird
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Valley Church
Car: not necessary

Coco and Cactus Houses are situated at the exclusive Hamilton Estate on the West coast of Antigua, thus face the Caribbean sea.

Coco House ( 3 bedroom - Home Away ref 1143305 ) is the largest of the 3 villas on the lower level and has three modern en suite bathrooms.

Cactus House (4 bedroom - Home Away ref 2190303 ) was newly built during 2014 at a cost of over $ 2m and is situated on the hillside behind Coco House. Naturally the views are stunning from either the lounge terrace or from the lower pool deck , which has the largest private infinity swimming pool in the area. In addition to the pool deck there is also a very private sun terrace, which also has the BBQ.

The location is not overlooked in anyway so offers absolute privacy .

Transfers are complimentary with your own private driver and take about 30 minutes from the Airport or about 20 minutes from St Johns the Capital. The peaceful location is flanked on one side by the new 5* Sugar Ridge Hotel and green open land on the other, then there are densely wooded rolling hills at the rear. A ten minute walk takes you to Jolly Harbour, which is the premier Marina on the west coast, so apart from the golf course plus many yachts, boats, banks and restaurants, there is an excellent commercial centre which caters for all your needs. The whole area is surrounded by world class soft powder sand beaches and azure sea.

Unlike the English Harbour area , the restaurants, shops and amenities at 'Jolly' do not close down during the quieter months of April - November, so you are assured that virtually everything is available to you for the whole year long.

Antigua is the closest of the major Caribbean Islands with a flight time of under 8 hours. It's small size of only about 100 square miles with a population of 85000, means it is easy to get round, plus it has one of the most envied climates in the West Indies, lying where the Caribbean sea meets the Atlantic. Its proximity to the equator means that there are no distinct weather seasons and is regarded as the driest of the Caribbean Islands with little difference in temperature each year. The normal daily temperature is about 27'C (80'f) with a variation of just a few degrees either side during the year. Winter is regarded as December - March, but most of the rain falls August - November. The hurricane season is technically July - November, but being so far south of the hurricane belt means that it is almost 20 years since the Island was last affected. Antigua is one of the Leeward Islands, so benefits from cooling trade winds which makes the tropical climate very acceptable. These winds also make it a great location for sailing and water sports, additionally the crystal clear waters are great for diving and snorkeling.


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16 Feb 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
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1 May 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
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16 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
10 night minimum stay
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5 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Notes Discounts available at certain times of the year for stays longer than 7 nights and / or small number of guests - please enquire

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Accommodation and facilities for Cactus House ---- Luxury & convenience with absolute privacyin Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room right beside pool
  • All bathrooms have over-sized shower enclosures ( minimum 3 x 6 ft) and equipped with quality European controls
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , two single beds which can be conjoined to make extra double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , two single beds which can be conjoined as another double
  • All bedrooms are of very good size and all have 'en-suite' bathrooms plus built-in closets with ample storage and additional draw space. The single beds can be joined together if necessary. All bedrooms are equipped with hair dryers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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