BEACH SANDS - JOLLY HARBOUR, ANTIGUA
Superbly located on the south side of Jolly Harbour, only a 2 minute walk from Jolly Harbour Beach, a stunning mile long white sandy beach.
BEACH SANDS is a lovely 2 bedroomed duplex villa situated in a fantastic location in Jolly harbour. It is fully equipped with a TV and DVD player and all mod cons.The fully equipped kitchen includes pots & pans, complete set of dining ware and cooking utensils, kettle, toaster microwave, oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine & iron.
The bungalow offers 2 double bedrooms, which share one main bathroom. It is suitable for up to a maximum of 4 people. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, which can be separated into 2 singles with patio doors opening on to the deck area overlooking the water and pretty views of the Sleeping Indian beyond. The second bedroom, with AC, has a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes.
The large open plan living/dining area has a true Caribbean feel with high vaulted ceilings and a great views out over the deck. The deck is complete wit sun loungers, a BBQ and alfresco dining for 4, overlooking the water. The villa also offers the use of the 30ft finger pier.
• The living area has seating for 4 people. The dining table seats 4 persons, with additional seating available on the waterfront patio. Facilities also include TV & DVD player.
• From the living area walk through patio doors which lead to a spacious, outdoor waterfront living area with a large extended deck area. This area comes complete with outdoor dining for 4 people & sun beds.
• The master bedroom has 1 queen bed. Patio doors lead to a large private balcony which offers stunning sea views.
• The second bedroom has 2 twin beds.
• Both bedrooms have a light and airy feel and are complete with ample wardrobe and storage space.
• Linens and bathroom towels are provided.
• The villa has ac in bedroom and lounge/living area
• From here you are within a stones throw to the stunning south beach.
NO CAR NEEDED
Within walking distance to onsite facilities including; a fully equipped supermarket, bank, ATM, bars & restaurants, shops, pharmacy, hair and beauty salon, masseuse, golf course & gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and full service marina.
• No smoking inside the villa please.
• Ideal for singles, couples & families. (The patio has steps leading to the mooring and therefore young children must be supervised.)
It is true that the location is 2 minutes walk to South Beach. The beach villa is what we paid for " inexpensive". The place does "badly need" some maintenance and care, such as mildew sofa cover, stained seat cover, a thick layer of dust on the ceiling fan, shower drains so slow that your feet are in two inches of water, outside grill is rusted out and white fence, facing the water needs repair. So the question to ask is did we paid for what we get?
This was a lovely little house that met our every need. The walk to the beach is maybe just over a minute; you can see the beach entrance from just outside the villa door. If you're a regular beach-goer, it might also be handy to know that, just off to the side of the back deck, there is a little spout where you can rinse sand off your feet.
That back deck overlooks the marina and is really quite beautiful especially at night and in the early mornings! Neighbors seemed by and large very respectful, and somehow this little spot feels very private.
The grocery store (lots of variety though not always fully stocked) is about a 7 minute walk. They conveniently take visa, mc, and american express. Before you get to the grocery store you'll pass the lovely Jolly Harbour pool. Just sign in with your villa number and it's free to use. There is also a gym on site that is a 10-15 minute walk and costs around $25US/week.
The staff that administers the villa rental was very helpful and responsive. We had a brief span of internet trouble, but they took care of it and got us what we needed. Also, in case you're trying to figure out what type of outlets to bring an adapter for, as of early 2014, they looked like typical 3-prong US outlets, except the slotted part (the "eyes") slant sideways like this: (- -). In addition, make sure that your device and/or converter can handle the 240v current.
Overall, a really great little place, one we would strongly consider coming back to!
We didn't gett he chance to meet Luisa but she has been very efficient with the booking and she made sure everything was under control! We had an amazing time in Antigua and Luisa's place is just perfect! 3 minutes from the beach, awesome deck facing a mountain, grocery store a few minutes away... Simply fantastic! We'll be back Luisa!
Me and my boyfriend stayed in Luisa's villa from 20th February to 1st March 2014.
We were positively surprised to realize that the place was beyond our expectations!
First of all, excellent position! The best in Jolly Harbour. A thrown stone to the wonderful South Beach and only 5 real minutes walk to the supermarket and the commercial center and marina.
The apartment is airy and spacious, well furnished and fully equipped.
Wonderful the outdoor part, too, with nice porch and sunny deck, with great gas barbecue that we enjoyed so much.
We haven't met Luisa there, but Ita, from the agency, who organized everything perfectly, from taxi transfer to every little issue to manage during our stay.
We really appreciated the welcome set for breakfast, very useful for a late arrival.
After Luisa's house we stayed in another accommodation in Jolly Harbour, which made as appreciate even more Luisa's Sandy Beach Villa.
Really hope to stay there again!
The reservation was canceled 16 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We stayed in Luisa's place in November 2013. What an amazing place and wonderful host. We were travelling with our little one and she loved the place. The bedrooms were great and even though we were just 3 of us, you can easily stay with another couple too. The beach is within walking distance and it was a great get away. The Jolly Harbor community is wonderful and you have wonderful restaurants, groceries etc...within walking distance. The community has a mix of various travellers from around the world so it is a great place to be and have fun.
The place is wonderfully equipped and we loved the patio overlooking the marina. Luisa was so great to work with we had a mishap while in Antigua and she really made us feel safe and secure about her place. She was very accommodating and just fantastic to work with. We would love to come her place in the future and would highly recommend it to other fellow travellers looking for a wonderful home while away from home.....kudos to Luisa and Jolly Harbor.
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hi i am luisa and i currently divide my time between Brighton in the UK and Bequia in the Grenadines. I own a busy cafe in Brighton and run a sail boat with my boyfriend in Bequia.
I love travel and weekends away - as well as great food and good company ..