Solar Powered cottage : 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom.
About Louise Sandiford
I am originally from England, and have been living in the Caribbean for nearly 30 years. I work from home where I live with my very greedy dogs, ducks, chickens - and occasionally daughter !
Louise Sandiford purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Louise Sandiford chose Saint Mary
The valley of Tranquil Farm is one of the last remaining rural areas of Antigua - although even we are now being reached and changed. So far its is still a wonderfully quiet backwater where the only sounds are the tree frogs and crickets and night, with the odd donkey and dogs from neighbouring farms. By day the same - just hold the tree frogs!
What makes this Cabin unique
Its lovely to go to the beach all day, its lovely to feel the salt sting your skin - and you hair has never styled so well as when its full of salt! - but after a long day of sun and sea its also lovely to get back to a cool hillside, trees and countryside - and relax, with a glass of wine ... away from the sand thats in everything, and your salt damp and sticky clothes.... you need the next fix !
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A rare find
This is an absolutely gorgeous place- seclusion, convenience, comfort and with a lot of quirks... We really enjoyed it and will definitely be back.
We stayed 4 nights in Louise's cabin and enjoyed every second of it!
In terms of access, the roads were better than what we've experienced elsewhere in the island, but I will still recommend a 4x4 car!
Louise and Martin have always been here to help when needed, welcomed us the perfect way and made us feel so confortable in the place that we actually stayed in much more than we planned! I would highly recommend spending time to relax and enjoy as everything is there for it! From hammock and daybeds, to the decked terrace, the perfectly fitted kitchen, the amazing and so clean bathroom, and the large and cosy bedroom!
We could feel that every element of the cabin have been put with great care and are really thankful for Louise's attention!
Only thing no one can control is the nature that is surrounding, but this is even more relaxing!
Our stay here has contributed a lot to the success of our trip in Antigua! We look forward to coming back and hope to stay here again!
Thanks again Louise
Dear Hannah and David
Many thanks for this lovely review.
So glad you like the way it has been set up.
Praise indeed from a busy designer !
and ...Thank you so much for leaving everything in such prefect order.
It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope you manage to come this way again, and we will make sure that Flossie the donkey is not so near !!
All the best to you both
Louise and Martin.
Well appointed, secluded getaway for the adventurer
Getting to the cabin certainly requires a 4-wheel drive Jeep, but if you’re up for an adventure and follow her directions, this little cabin tucked into the forest does not disappoint! The cabin is well maintained, and very neat, and Louise provided some pantry staples, and even some fresh eggs upon request. Louise is a wonderful hostess, providing a list of local places to check out. We enjoyed not being tied down to an all-inclusive resort and taking advantage of touring almost the entire island.
If you rent a Jeep, make sure to adventure out to Rendezvous Bay, you won’t be disappointed! We certainly recommend staying here and will certainly be back!
What an amazing experience!
I can't begin to tell you how special this cabin is! It's remote, romantic, and has every comfort you could imagine. We needed for nothing and would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Louise is a wonderful hostess and even provided some groceries(that were most appreciated) to get us started.
If you have an adventurous spirit you can't go wrong booking this cabin. I would recommend a few things for those who book here:
1. Rent a Jeep-We rented a Rav4 and bottomed out a few times while coming in and out of the property to the main road.
2. Ask Louise where she grocery shops-We went to 2 different stores (Crab something liquors and grocery and Bailey's I believe) but couldn't find what was necessary to make a proper meal. Louise left an amazing red sauce and shell pasta in the cabin for our first night but I couldn't find it in the stores that we went to.
I can't wait to stay again in the future!
perfect place to unwind
My husband and I spent a week in this wonderful cabin at the end of May. In a word - blissful. The cabin is spotless and the decor is charming. Louise is a pleasure to deal with. All in all - an excellent experience.
Peace and Tranquility in a lovely setting
This is truly a amazing place - off the grid yet with all the comforts one could imagine - ample solar hot water for showers, plenty of solar electric lighting/power, a full fridge/freezer, a well-equipped kitchen, a very comfortable bed with mosquito netting (although there were hardly any bugs!), and a delightful porch with dining table and chairs to lounge in! Quiet, secluded yet only 20-30 minute drive from English Harbor. Can't imagine staying anywhere else in Antigua! Moreover, Louise is a wonderful host - genuine, friendly, and generous. Why didn't we stay longer?!!!
The area is very quiet and peaceful, a wonderful place to relax. Not far away are the beaches on West Coast where the water colour is as blue as can be. The restaurants and nightlife and cafes of English harbour are 20 minutes away to the South. St. Johns with the market is 20 minutes to the North. Antigua is only roughly 10 miles by 12 miles, so it never far to anywhere really - but its nice to come back to the calm of the valley and enjoy the peace and quiet, but you do need a 4wd to get to us !