2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4
- English, French, German
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.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Owner chose St John's
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.
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Relaxing privacy with superb hosts
Wonderful little cottage with lots of privacy and nice ambience. Cottage consists of two little houses connected by a covered patio. The primary house has a living room, a small but well equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, and a nice, spatious bedroom with AC. The secondary house consists of a bedroom with AC and a nice private bathroom. Deck is spatious and has a gas grill as well as a jacuzzi. Beds are high quality and super comfy; kitchen is nicely equipped with high-quality knifes and pans. Cottage is located on large property with lush gardens where hosts live. They have been super welcoming and attentive, and pampered us with love and attention, while leaving us all the privacy we wanted. The deck could benefit from more comfortable chairs, but other than that this is an absolutely wonderful place to stay, on a gorgeous island with superb beaches. Ilse is a superb host, and we hope to make it back to her place in the not too distant future.
Perfect place to stay in Antigua
Sugarshack is a delightful cottage which is just five minutes walk away from Dickenson beach. The cottage is really nicely decorated and well equipped and set in a lovely location. The owner is a perfect host who provided lots of really helpful information before we started our holiday which helped a great deal with the packing. During our stay she provided tips on transport and local attractions and also arranged a birthday surprise for me which was a real bonus. Highly recommended.
Amazing accommodation and Hosts
This is our second visit to the sugar shack . Clean comforting and private . Bill and Ilse run a top notch accomation always putting their guests first.
Grocer is close, beaches are close they also provide a cleaning service every other day. Internet is also great.
Thank you agian for a wonderful experience .
Linda and Natalya Schouten Shelia Beck and Christine Kovak
Could not ask for a better place and host!
The location, property and host were amazing. We would recommend it to anyone. The house is close to lots of beaches restaurants and grocery stores. Everything is clean and works perfect in the house. Really nice patio and bar area. This has everything you could want In a rental.
...and you were perfect guests also! Thank you!
Four of us spent 4 weeks in Sugar Shack Cottage in February 2018. The cottage was perfect for our needs and Ilse was a charming and very helpful host. The kitchen was well equipped and the fridge/freezer big enough for our needs. There was a large gas barbecue which we made full use of. Sandra came in to clean the cottage and change the towels (including beach towels) twice a week. The beaches were a 10 minute walk away, passing through Antigua village Resort where there is a small convenience store for basic needs. First Choice supermarket is a 20 minute walk away in the opposite direction and we were always able to get a taxi back with our shopping if we didn't have a car. Prices for most shopping. including wines and spirits were comparable to the UK. We hired cars on several days from the Sibony Beach Club, reasonable and reliable and close by. Ilse even provides a mobile phone for local use. There is air conditioning in the bedrooms but with the ceiling fan and through breeze, we never needed to use it. All the windows have mosquito netting.
Thank you Ilse and Bill for a wonderful holiday.
Thank you all for being so appreciative!
Wonderful Sugarshack Cottage
We chose Sugarshack Cottage for the first leg of our Caribbean tour based on the pictures and reviews from previous visitors, and were not disappointed. It's a wonderful place to stay as a base to explore the wonders of Antigua and llse goes out of her way to look after you. Thank you Ilse for making our stay in Antigua so memorable.
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.