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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4

Sugar Shack Cottage is located at the bottom of a 2.5 acre estate, surrounded by a mature tropical garden. It is cooled by trade winds, shaded by trees but alight with morning sunshine. Two buildings are joined by a covered patio and wooden deck with built-in Jacuzzi, a perfect area to enjoy outdoor living including al fresco meals. The main structure comprises a bedroom with king-size bed, a small bathroom, living-room and kitchen. The second bedroom with two single beds and ensuite bathroom is separate across the patio. The well-equipped kitchen can be opened up to become an indoor/outdoor bar area. The living room sitting area can be used as a sleeper for kids. WIFI is available throughout and there is a TV, a Bose music system and DVD player.

Sugar Shack is a cozy, comfortable spot for a Caribbean holiday with a difference, a little haven in the vicinity of an array of possible activities.

Sugar Shack History: 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. The second bedroom and bathroom have just been added. We are only now starting to rent the property because we are retired and looking for ways to keep busy and stay in touch with the world.

Points of Interest: 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. 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, Sandals, Antigua Village, Siboney and Buccaneer Beach Club. Watersport facilities such as jet- and water-skiing, several restaurants, a Casino and a nightclub are available to visitors who do not stay at any of the hotels. We are within 5 - 10 minutes by car from town, a giant new supermarket, an 8-theater Cinemaplex and three shopping centers. 10 minutes away, Cedar Valley, an 18-hole Golf course welcomes visitors daily.

Do you love dogs?: 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 in the garden if you wish.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1994

Why The Owner chose Saint John

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. We have just completed the second bedroom and are only now starting to rent the property.

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.

Amenities

Saint John Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both consist of a toilet, sink and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Maid service is provided twice weekly at a mutually agreed time

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage near beautiful beach
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews
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Great Location, Lovely Cottage, Friendly Hosts!

  • 4 of 5

Recently stayed for 9 nights and we were very happy at Sugar Shack. It`s a lovely cottage in a nice garden setting. Great location for getting to the beach. Received a warm welcome from the owner Ilse who is a lovely lady who makes every effort to make her guests feel comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Holiday in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly the way, we wanted it to be! You just feel at home at the Sugarshack! Not only, because you have all (and more than) you need, to make you feel at home, but also because of the fact, that your tenants are personally making an unexpected and unusual great effort, to fulfill all your wishes. We will come back to this place in paradise, that's for sure! Thank you for letting us spend a wonderful and unforgettable Holiday! 👍�👍�👍�😊�😊�😊�

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU for being such wonderful guests!
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A charming, perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent a wonderful week at Sugar Shack Cottage. This was our second visit to Antigua, and should we return again, we will be sure to stay here. The cottage has a lovely layout - the kitchen is very nicely appointed, and while intimate, the cottage has everything you need and you never feel cramped. Since there were just the two of us, we used the second bedroom & bath as our "dressing room". We fired up the grill twice - a very nice thing to have! The cottage is just a short walk from Dickenson Bay and Runaway Beach, with a number of nearby restaurants and just a short drive (or nice walk) to the grocers. You needn't go far to find everything you need for a perfect holiday! It is also the perfect "home base" for exploring the island - a quiet retreat after visiting St. John's or English Harbour.

Ilse is an amazing hostess - she answered dozens of questions by email prior to our trip, made numerous recommendations, and was available throughout our stay to help with any need. She and Bill hosted us for "sundowner" cocktails one evening on their patio - it was a delight to spend time with them. A tremendous "thank you" to them for sharing their home!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU for being such caring guests and providing a forever home in te US to our little stray island cat.
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5

Magical Place

  • 5 of 5

It takes little time to realize that a a magical place like Sugarshack is easily found online. We stayed 10 days with our friends and enjoyed every single moment spent there. The feel of leisure and beauty mixed together to create a perfect vacation atmosphere. The house was design such as to provide privacy for all the individual families. The common kitchen was supplied with everything you needed to prepare your favourite meal. The tap water is properly filtered and drinkable. We drank from the tap, although our friends bought bottles. For the lovers of barbecue, yes, there was one on the patio next to the jacuzzi tub. For movie fans, there was Netflix, plus wifi of course. This breezy house was coordinated to the smallest detail by the elegant taste of our European hostess. I would not exaggerate if I were to say that I felt in paradise throughout all my stay.

We rented a car only for some days because the Dickenson Bay and beach, ( Sandals resort), followed by many other serene beaches were within walking distance. There were a few restaurants close by and a small convenience store. One of the best and most reasonably priced supermarkets was exactly a 20 minute walk on the road towards St. John's. We were craving walking, so for us going to the grocery store was very enjoyable. The car rental was by the beach, where taxis were also available.

Our most favourite moments though were drinking coffee and observing the stunning views of the bay from a patio built on the hill. For us the question of where we are going to stay if we go to Antigua again has only one answer, Sugarshack.

Ekaterina, Stefan, Mariana and Delian

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than likely the best place to stay on the island!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage looks exactly as it is portrayed in the photos. Americans expect a lot of conveniences when traveling overseas and this cottage does not disappoint. From filtered water to the 120 voltage outlets (converter provided for guests from other countries), provided cell phone and house phone, spotless interior inside as well as out, the cottage more than lives up to the most exacting standards. The property is located on what we thought was the best part of the island with many nearby beautiful beaches. Ilse, the owner, could not be more helpful, kind or gracious to her guests. She makes you feel like family! Her staff, namely Sandra and Gerard were wonderful as well. The cottage feels like an oasis...close to everything, yet calm and serene after a day of exploring. We spent many mornings and evenings on the welcoming deck enjoying the perfect weather and wonderful Jacuzzi. We could not imagine a better place to stay on the island than the Sugar Shack! Thanks again Ilse and Bill for sharing your beautiful property with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very laid back & relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We (2 couples) stayed at the Sugar Shack from Jan 29 - Feb 8. The cottage had pretty much everything you needed to do your cooking, the only thing missing was a toaster, the table top oven just took too long. Isle & Bill were great hosts & we're always available to answer any questions we had.

Dickenson Bay was close by & we enjoyed walking around & usually hung out at Tony's bar down at Dickenson beach.

Hope to someday visit again!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive review. I am so sorry about the toaster. I use my own countertop oven for toast all the time and wasn't aware that this was an issue because you didn't mention it after I confirmed there was no toaster. Will figure out where to put one without taking up too much of the already limited counter-space.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
VC Bird International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Putters Bar/Pub & Mini Golf
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cedar Valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Putters, Ana's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dickenson Bay Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Dickenson Bay
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We accept VISA/Mastercard and require a 50% deposit to secure the reservation. The balance is payble two days prior to departure. Credit card info can be given via email or phone, receipts are provided upon payment in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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