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A Caribbean getaway perfect for relaxing and unwinding loaded with amenities

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom,2 bathroom,garden & swimming pool relaxing house close to beaches

Sweet House was completely renovated in the summer of 2016 with a new fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms, tiles and ceiling insulation throughout which allows both keeping the heat out and the cool air in. New high quality doors and windows have been installed in June 2017.

It has a child friendly pool, salt chlorinated, with a gate. And it is located on a private fenced lot away from the main road with a nice surrounding garden that allows children to play in tranquility, yet 2 minutes away by foot from the supermarket and the marina and 7 from the fantastic Jolly beach. A large wooden terrace surrounds the pool and is also gated for safety. A long driveway permits parking of up to 3 cars easily.

The house is equipped with a high quality dishwasher, washing machine, gas barbecue, gas stove and all the small appliances one could expect in a house. A/C throughout is available. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom while the 2 other bedrooms share the second bathroom. High Caribbean ceilings and an open living room concept offer a nice enjoyable breezy feeling.

Sweet House is ideally situated - only 2 minutes walking distance to one of the main grocery stores and numerous fine restaurants featuring both international and local cuisine, car rental, bars, club, spa, golf course and general shopping, while a further 5 minutes afoot gets you to one of the nicest beaches in Antigua with amazing west-facing sunsets over the splendid turquoise Caribbean sea. Four of the best Antiguan beaches are also within 5 minutes driving distance from the house. The main road is a minute's walk and there are bus services to St John's and other destinations.

It is the perfect place to spend amazing vacation with friends and family in a very comfortable house.

More Details

Owner
Benedicte DIERICKX
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish, We do speak some dutch and danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Benedicte DIERICKX

We are a canadian/belgian couple with two adorable young children. We have been linving in Antigua for over 3 years. We enjoy the relaxing sunny ambiance of Antigua while working from home, and we kitesurf everytime the wind and our work allow us to.

Benedicte DIERICKX purchased this house in 2013

Why Benedicte DIERICKX chose Jolly Harbour

Sweet House is ideally located right beside Jolly Harbour where it benefits from both Sugar Ridge and Jolly Harbour development amenities. There is all one could hope to enjoy a perfect vacation time within ten minutes walk : 4 of the best beaches of the island, plenty of restaurants featuring both international and local cuisine, large swimming pools, spa, gym, supermarket, shops, marina, golf course, etc.

What makes this house unique

Being just outside of the surounding developments allows us to benefit of all the amenities while enjoying a priviledged quiet and private location with a wonderful garden.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jolly Harbour in Saint Mary

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms have been fully renovated in August 2016.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , AC, fan and en suite bathroom
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , AC and fan
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , AC and fan. Baby crib on demand.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The house is very well located to enjoy all the touristic attractions of Antigua, from the beaches to the shopping and sport zone of Jolly harbour, including the nearby rain forest and the amazing west coast landscapes with their amazing daily sunsets.

Reviews

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A Caribbean getaway perfect for relaxing and unwinding loaded with amenities
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5

Perfectly fabulous

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived and met by Rhea the housekeeper, to the moment we left ten days later, we had a perfectly fabulous holiday.

Kitchen was fully equipped, the lounge relaxing, the beds comfortable and bathrooms beautifully fitted. Wifi strength was excellent and the air con efficient.

Outside, lots of space to catch the sun or relax in the shade, pool was a lovely size to cool down in and the gardens very well maintained.

Only a couple of minutes walk to the supermarket (stocking Waitrose goods - felt quite bizarre!) and many restaurants within ten minute walk. Our personal favorite was The Crow's Nest although the tuna salad at Melinis should not be missed.

All our communications with Benedicte were very friendly, informative and efficient. We would highly recommend the Sweet House as an ideal rental for couples or families as plenty of room and options for either.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marianne, Thank you very much for your review. We are always doing our best to make our guests as confortable as possible. We are very happy to read that you had a great stay. All the best, Benedicte.
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5

' Sweet House' was the perfect choice!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked 'Sweet House' from March 19 - 26/2018. It was a wonderful vacation, with a perfect location, 7 minute walk to the 'has everything you could ever need', town of Jolly Harbour. The villa was very private, comfortable and open. We only used the AC at night in the master bedroom, we loved the constant cooling flow through breezes, and listening to all of the birds. The Staff were there to greet us, show us everything, and wonderful Rhea gave us plenty of tips on great places to see and eat. The villa is fully stocked with kitchen utensils, etc, appliances are like new, everything worked beautifully, and the furniture and bed , very comfy. The covered porch and deck were spacious and perfect for sitting either sunning or reading in the shade. The pool was perfect for a cool plunge, and very clean. Everything was immaculate, with plenty of seating, both inside and out, with outside and inside dining. The 2 bathrooms were also wonderful, one having a walk in shower, the other a bathtub. Plenty of beach towells and bathroom towells were provided. I loved cutting flowers each day, and watching the hummingbirds and gheckos!The beautiful beach is a 7 minute walk, uncrowded, wide and a great beach walk at sunset.

We also enjoyed eating off site, particularly loved 'The Crow's Nest', and 'Basilico'. Jolly Harbour also has a great grocery store, lots of choice, approx. a 5 minute walk. The town itself offers lots of activities, golf cart rentals ( so much fun and great to get around ), the people are so friendly, eager to help. There is something for everyone here, and Sweet House was the perfect location, only a half hour drive from the airport, and close to many sightseeing and 'off the beaten path' areas and towns, away from the bustle of town, yet close enough to access everything you needed. We loved it, and this being our 3rd trip to Antigua, we will go back to 'Sweet House Villa' next time for a relaxing, Antigua experience!!! Thankyou to Rhea and Staff for a wonderful vacation!!

Liz and Ian Forster

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sweet House lives up to it's name

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our two young daughters and my parents went to for a week. The house was just the right size. The shallow pool and lovely outdoor area was perfect for our get-away. We got into the west indies state of mind! **as an fyi, you will find fresh water is much more precious than stateside**

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Good quality accommodation in a good location. A number of great beaches nearby .

  • 5 of 5

We were are party of 4 and found the accommodation spacious and generally well furnished and equipped. Nice sun deck for sun bathing and barbecues. Pool is very small but provides a cool plunge between sunbathing. Jolly harbour and Jolly Beach are 5 - 10 min walk. JH has good supermarket and a number of restaurants . Best restaurants are Carmichael’s at Sugar Ridge and Miracles which is 2 min walk from the property. Further afield English Harbour , Half Moon Bay and Devils Bridge are worth visiting. Rhea the local agent very friendly and very quick to respond to questions

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home,but would never visit again

  • 3 of 5

Overall the home itself was lovely and fit our needs perfectly. The truth is we could see how someone staying in a resort would say Antigua is a great place to vacation,we did not feel that way staying in a private home. The neighborhood is a bit off putting with the stray dogs howling at night and the very busy road that leads to the grocery store. Although the store was convenient the employees were not friendly for the most part and made using a credit card an ordeal everytime we went. The beaches that do not have all inclusive hotels on them are nice but overall I did not enjoy our stay and will not be returning.Your house manager was wonderful and did a great job. I do appreciate being allowed to stay an extra night due to the storm preventing us from traveling it was very nice of you but did feel the request for a cash payment for that night a bit off putting and added to our stress,therefore we found a better option. Jolly harbour is ok,not a lot to do restaurant food was fair and overpriced. We ate in a lot and the house made that easy.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fantastic home to enjoy your Antigua Holiday. 10/10

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Sweet House for two weeks in February 2017 (Two people). We booked fairly late and the Canadian owner Benedicte couldn’t have been nicer or more efficient. All enquiries were answered promptly and we were supplied with lots of info prior to arrival along with detailed directions from the airport which were totally essential. The Manager Rhea met us at the property and offered a great welcome. She continued to be of assistance during our stay and was a great source of advice.

The house couldn’t have been better and we had a brilliant stay! The situation is fantastic. Quiet, away from the road yet within 100 metres of Miracles Restaurant and the Supermarket at Jolly Harbour. With further restaurants in Jolly Harbour itself you are spoilt for choice. You are within a 10-15 minute walk to Jolly Harbour beach. This was one of the busiest beaches we went to with lots of beach sellers and stalls. There are nicer and quieter beaches at Church Bay, Coco Beach, Ffryes Beach and Darkwood Beach within a 3 minute drive.

The house is one of a development of five properties each with their own private gardens. Sweet House is in the best position backing onto greenery and the rear veranda, deck and pool are very private. The veranda is screened with netting so you can sit out in the evening but bring some insect spray and mozzie candles just in case. The interior is just as nice as the photos offering clean spacious living areas and bedrooms with comfy beds and two stylish bathrooms. The windows are screened and shuttered and allowed a cross breeze but air con is available for those who want it a little cooler. The kitchen is well equipped apart from a kettle and microwave. Voltage is mainly 110V but there is a 220/240 adaptor powering the fridge. The wireless broadband was fast enough for two people to stream Netflix and phone reception on the island was generally very good. The owners kindly left a mobile phone for us to use during our stay for local calls. The pool was big enough to cool off in the afternoon and the house, garden and pool were all kept immaculate by the staff.

I would highly recommend the house to anybody wanting to visit Antigua. You couldn’t be in a better position on the island without spending a lot more money.

Many thanks to Benedicte, Rhea and staff.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Ffryes Beach
a beautiful white sanded beach with crystal clear water. There is often Sunday barbecues ho...
Nicole's Table
Hermitage Bay
Valley Church Beach
A well shaded and very beautiful beach.
Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
V.C Bird International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Crows Nest
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Jolly Marina
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Jolly Beach

Jolly Harbour marina is a very pleasant area to spend a vacation. All the amenities and leisure offers are within walking distance from our house.

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £46.37
Damage Deposit £463.67

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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