Luxury and Convenience with Total Privacy

Quiet and tranquil location and largest infinity pool in the area
Quiet and tranquil location and largest infinity pool in the areaCactus's stunning hillside location, yet just a few minutes walk to beachesYour choice, sun or shadeIncredible 360\' views over countryside and oceanYou can programme your own pool light show at nightPlenty of illumination at nightCactus's  garden terraces as seen from the sea - Jolly Beach is in  foregroundPlenty of granite kitchen work surface area and lavishly equippedComfortable loungers plus stunning viewsLarge shaded areas for relaxing - all with a viewNo shortage of space in the lounge - wide doors & high ceilings so always coolAll bedrooms are oversized, light and airyBoth Master bedrooms open direct to the poolLarge modern bathrooms all with triple sized walk in showersOne bathroom has shower and extra tubValley church beach - 15 minute walk, 1 by carJolly Beach 15 minute walk awayCoco BeachCastaways beach restaurant
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From $375 / night

Valley Road, Saint Mary, Antigua and Barbuda
Luxury and Convenience with Total Privacy
4 bedrooms
8 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5
Sleeps: 8
Type: Villa
Per night: $375 - $675
Per week: $2,625 - $4,725
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Saint Mary vacation villa rental
Cactus House is a new 'World Class' property only finished in 2015 and built virtually without regard to cost. It is situated on the hillside behind Jolly harbor so enjoys incredible views of both the harbor and the Caribbean sea, plus provides absolute privacy and tranquility.

The infinity pool here is the largest in the area and has stunning panoramic views.

Cactus was built with the intention of providing luxury accommodation for up to 8 people. This is a sumptuous Villa and already regarded as one of the best properties in the area.
Popular with family groups, it also attracts couples who want the ultimate in privacy and space.

Transfers are complimentary with your own private driver and take about 30 minutes from the Airport or about 20 minutes from St Johns the Capital.

Cactus is not suitable for wheel chair users or those with walking difficulties, due to its hillside location and steep driveway. However Coco House ( our 3 bed sister property, a few hundred yards away) is on the flat with only a few steps needed to access the house. For latest reviews just search engine Coco or Cactus House Antigua.

Guests at either house have access to the Sugar Ridge hotel pools, gym, spa and restaurants.

Just a short walk away are two of the best beaches on Antigua - Jolly Beach and Valley Church. Although of different characters, both have pristine white powder sand and pure blue water, plus good beach restaurants. Jolly is more commercial with motorized water sports, vendor’s stalls and 'Castaways' restaurant.
Valley Church is much quieter, also has a beach bar / restaurant for all day drinks and meals,is surrounded by lakes & greenery.

Also within an easy walk Jolly Harbor offers banks, shopping, large supermarket & many restaurants.The quiet location of both houses is perfect, as it is just 20 minutes from the capital St Johns or a 30 minute private transfer from the Airport - this is a complimentary service we provide.

The house design puts great emphasis on outdoor living with external dining areas, lounges & a part shaded pool deck. Both the indoor dining area, lounge and kitchen offer wide double doors to the exterior patios so to maximize the internal cooling and natural light. There are numerous decks and a very private sun terrace, which also has the BBQ.

On arrival all guests are met at the Airport by our driver and then at the Villa by Yasmine, who will pass over the keys and explain the house, surrounding attractions, plus will provide the complimentary welcome pack of necessities to get your holiday off to a great start. Both the Villa Manager and Driver are at your disposal 24/7 should you have any problems or need any advice.

Accommodation - outside

The Villa has been designed around the Caribbean climate and thus primarily it's ‘al fresco’ living.

The covered outdoor dining areas open to the cooling breeze, plus uninterrupted views of the Caribbean sea and at the rear unspoilt lush hillside and verdant vegetation . Eating breakfast will possibly be to the serene backdrop of various birds, maybe the odd mongoose and perhaps a passing cow or goat on the lower terraces.

Apart from the dining table and chairs, also undercover are loungers and sofa chairs.
By the pool there are more table and chairs, extra loungers and ample space for sun worshipers. The infinity pool offer 270' views over the Caribbean and a very large deck. Additionally there is a pool powder room with shower, which is useful when you come back covered in sand after a day on the beach.

The upper outdoor dining area is accessed by large double doors opening out onto the various patios. From here there are uninterrupted views of the well-stocked gardens plus the ocean.

Accommodation - indoors
The equally spacious interior is completed by lounge and dining areas, plus a large kitchen. The typical Caribbean exposed wood beamed ceilings are double height, so very cool but have the added comfort of ceiling fans and air conditioning.

The kitchen is open plan with breakfast bar, plus is comprehensively equipped with top end appliances for self catering. To guard against mains supply disruptions, there is also a backup generator and a large underground water tank.

The dining area has formal dining for up to eight people. The lounge area has comfortable sofas, plasma television (with over 60 channels). There is also audio, a CD player and an i pod dock. These are all supplemented with free high speed 4G WiFi internet connection and a small collection of board games, DVD’s, CD’s and books. The tasteful decor is complemented with original paintings from local artists. In addition you are supplied with a free mobile phone for your stay, which is ideal for making restaurant reservations, booking taxis and checking flights.
Next to the bedrooms is a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.

Apart from comfortable beds, three of the four bedrooms have direct view over the Caribbean and the 2 master bedrooms open direct to the pool. All have individually controlled air conditioning and additional ceiling fans, with plenty of draw units, louvered hanging space, hair dryers plus bedside tables with reading lamps.
All bedrooms have modern en suite bathrooms equipped with either triple sized walk in showers or bathtubs. All bathrooms are large (smallest is 70 sq ft) and all feature specially imported ‘Roca’ European showers & bath controls.

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Area Information
The peaceful location is flanked on one side by the new 5* Sugar Ridge Hotel and green open land on the other, then there are densely wooded rolling hills at the rear. A ten minute walk takes you to Jolly Harbour, which is the premier Marina on the west coast, so apart from the golf course plus many yachts, boats, banks and restaurants, there is an excellent commercial centre which caters for all your needs. The whole area is surrounded by world class soft powder sand beaches and azure sea.

Unlike the English Harbour area , the restaurants, shops and amenities at 'Jolly' do not close down during the quieter months of April - November, so you are assured that virtually everything is available to you for the whole year long.

Getting around the Island is simple by either car, taxi or bus, which drive on the right hand side. The Capital St Johns is home of the cruise liners and International shopping can be found in the totally restored Heritage Quay. Only a few yards away you walk back into history with the old character filled buildings and streets, all safe to walk unlike some Caribbean destinations. In the countryside the many abandoned sugar mills act as a reminder of bygone trade and slavery. Nelsons dockyard is a fully restored working harbour which has won many awards and only a short distance away is Shirley heights and its colonial fort , from where there are stunning views over both the sea and countryside. Worth a visit is Bettys Hope which was Antigua’s first sugar estate and some restoration of the ruins have taken place and the Mill is now totally intact.

Alternatively if relaxing in the sand is your preference, you will be spoil for choice as it is reputed that Antigua has a different beach for everyday of the year, some of the best being just a walk away from Coco House.

Antigua is the closest of the major Caribbean Islands with a flight time of under 8 hours. It's small size of only about 100 square miles with a population of 85000, means it is easy to get round, plus it has one of the most envied climates in the West Indies, lying where the Caribbean sea meets the Atlantic. Its proximity to the equator means that there are no distinct weather seasons and is regarded as the driest of the Caribbean Islands with little difference in temperature each year. The normal daily temperature is about 27'C (80'f) with a variation of just a few degrees either side during the year. Winter is regarded as December - March, but most of the rain falls August - November. The hurricane season is technically July - November, but being so far south of the hurricane belt means that it is almost 20 years since the Island was last affected. Antigua is one of the Leeward Islands, so benefits from cooling trade winds which makes the tropical climate very acceptable. These winds also make it a great location for sailing and water sports, additionally the crystal clear waters are great for diving and snorkeling.

Apart from the beaches there is plenty to do, perhaps try :-

Yacht Charter has been arranged for those staying at Coco House. This is a private charter for just your party from a choice of 2 companies & includes free transport to & from the house. There is either a modern 50ft yacht or a 'classic' 40ft Bristol with experienced crew to pander to your every need, including lunch with fine wines. Throughout the day all food and drink is complimentary. Sunbathe on the deck, relax in the shade, snorkel & swim off the side, ride the dingy and perhaps take a turn at the helm if you wish.

For younger ones there is a Donkey sanctuary which is a simple establishment, but captivating for children who can ‘adopt’ the donkey of their choice. A small fee will make them eligible for a certificate & photo, plus regular updates on their new pet. The sanctuary caters for abandoned, injured and abused animals from all over the island and is a charity. Entry is free.

Alternatively there is rare chance to swim with Sting-rays at Stingray City . A high speed boat takes you out to sea to a pontoon where you can stand or swim in the shallow water. About 30 - 40 rays come in from the Ocean and you can then both stroke, hold and feed them. This is a well organized professional excursion, totally safe for children.

So please e mail and I am sure I can meet your specific needs for a very memorable holiday.

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Begins Ends Week
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Oct 16 2016 Dec 15 2017 $525 - $3,675 - 1 Week
Jan 05 2017 Apr 30 2017 $525 - $3,675 - 1 Week
Jan 05 2017 Apr 30 2017 $525 - $3,675 - 1 Week
May 01 2017 Oct 15 2017 $375 - $2,625 - 1 Week
May 01 2017 Oct 15 2017 $375 - $2,625 - 1 Week
Dec 16 2017 Jan 04 2018 $675 - $4,725 - 2 Weeks
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Deposits: Refundable damage deposit $300 Discounts available at certain times of the year for stays longer than 7 nights and / or small number of guests. Please enquire
Payment Options: Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: No additional mandatory fees. All rentals include complimentary airport transfers arranged for you both at the start and end of your holiday

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Courtney Bryant

Amazing Island Amazing House!

Courtney Bryant

New York, NY

Amazing Island Amazing House!

August 27, 2016

Sea Glass Delivered. I stayed at Sea Glass with 5 friends for a birthday getaway in Antigua for 6 days. Here is a short list of the pros and the cons Pros: - The view is magical. It never gets old and you can see it from so many places in the house, even when you are washing dishes. - The porch and plunge pool were EVERYTHING! Theres nothing like taking a dip in the Antiguan heat. It seems small but the five of us were in it often and it proved enough space and depth. - The House has everything from pots and pans and spices, to sunblock and sun hats. They thought of everything. - There was so much space. 4 bedrooms with a master bedroom for every room and a half bath! -Close to the store and a resort with pool privileges keeps you connected to the real world if you need it. - the mid week maid service - Stephanie was always available by email -the wifi ( It's terrible that we don't know how to disconnect) It was great to be able to check in on emails and the like free of charge. Cons - Ants (pretty significant issue) and flying roaches (only 2)... guess what it is the Caribbean. This is unavoidable -The house is on a huge hill which makes waking to the resort and store difficult if you are not fit. It is suggested that you rent a car, but we found taxis to be less expensive and safer, since Antiguan roads and drivers are super scary. - The water pressure leaves a lot to be desired in the showers. - The refrigerator doesn't get as cold as one might like. With all the cons, the accommodations were still the best I have every experienced in the caribbean, and the vacation was the best I have ever been on, and I have been to a lot of places. Go. You will not regret it!

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A: The views are incomparable plus the beaches & restaurants are just walking distance across the road.
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