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CACTUS HOUSE --- Luxury, convenience but with total privacy and stunning views

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Extensive pool deck,  no lack of space, plus that stunning 270' ocean view.
Peace and tranquility, yet only a minute from the beach, restauarants & shops
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1 of 45Extensive pool deck, no lack of space, plus that stunning 270' ocean view.
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4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
8 guests
5 nights minimum
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COVID LICENCED & A COVID UK FREE-QUARANTINE TRAVEL DESTINATION. Cactus House is a 'World Class' property sitting majestically in a peaceful location on the hillside overlooking Jolly Harbour. It offers absolute privacy and tranquillity for your total relaxation, yet is only a minute across the road from two of the best beaches on Antigua or from the shops and restaurants of Jolly Harbour This is a house on a grand scale, only finished in 2015 being built virtually without regard to cost with the intention to accommodate up to eight people in great comfort, but equally popular with couples who want the ultimate in space and privacy. It is situated adjacent to the 5* Sugar Ridge Hotel whose facilities like gym, spa and restaurants are available for your use. The location of the house...COVID LICENCED & A COVID UK FREE-QUARANTINE TRAVEL DESTINATION. Cactus House is a 'World Class' property sitting majestically in a peaceful location on the hillside overlooking Jolly Harbour. It offers absolute privacy and tranquillity for your total relaxation, yet is only a minute across the road from two of the best beaches on Antigua or from the shops and restaurants of Jolly Harbour This is a house on a grand scale, only finished in 2015 being built virtually without regard to cost with the intention to accommodate up to eight people in great comfort, but equally popular with couples who want the ultimate in space and privacy. It is situated adjacent to the 5* Sugar Ridge Hotel whose facilities like gym, spa and restaurants are available for your use. The location of the house is especially perfect if you want something quiet, but still close to the beaches, golf, supermarket, and facilities offered by Jolly Harbour. There are many good restaurants within walking distance, offering excellent variety and value. Two of the best beaches on Antigua are just a 10 minute walk away - or about one minute by car. St Johns, the Capital is about 20 minutes away and you are given free transfers from your port or airport so transfers only take about half an hour. Designed around the Caribbean climate, the house has a great deal of covered outdoor area for 'al fresco' living - additionally there are two open sun decks, so it is your choice to be in or out of the suns rays. The infinity pool is the largest in the area, plus has an additional shallow play area, shower and a pool bathroom - the pool deck alone is over 1000 sq ft in size and has an additional covered area for the hotter times of the day. At night the pool comes alive as you can programme the water to a colour sequence to suit your mood - for kids try 'disco' mode with all colours pulsating together ! The whole house was designed to offer stunning uninterrupted 360' views, so from any of the decks you can see the Caribbean, passing cruise ships, Jolly Harbour, its yachts, Montserrat volcano plus many small islands and the lush countryside. There is a choice of dining undercover indoor or out, or alternatively outside on the upper sundeck where the BBQ is situated - these upper decks enjoy both the natural cooling breeze and dazzling views. The kitchen is also on this floor and is lavishly equipped with top end appliances for self catering should you wish. The lounge is large with a double height vaulted ceiling and many wide double doors opening onto the top garden and the terraces - this to maximise the cooling breezes and natural lighting. There is a computer desk with USB charging points and free high speed 4G WiFi which is also available poolside. A local cellphone is also provided for your use . The four bedrooms are all air-conditioned with 'en suite' bathrooms , all of very good size - three of the bedrooms look directly out over the ocean. On the lower floor there is also a laundry room, plus parking for up to four cars. There is a sense of occasion when you first see the house perched on a massive stone plinth and surrounded by the green forest of trees. When you drive up your private road past towering palms, looking back over the terraced gardens you will see the azure Caribbean ocean stretching far into the distance Antigua is regarded as one of the safest Caribbean islands and the Jolly Harbour area more so . However security at the house is enhanced with single key triple locking on external doors and armoured hurricane proof laminated glass in all windows. On arrival all guests are met at the airport by our driver and then at the Villa by Yasmine our Estate manager, who will explain the house, general area and attractions, plus provide the complimentary welcome pack to ensure your holiday gets off to a great start. So please let us know in advance if you have any special requests and we will gladly arrange for you. Both the Villa manager and driver are at your disposal 24/7 should you have any problems or need advice. If you want a rental car, please enquire about discounts which have been arranged for our guests. Additionally there are also special deals available in some restaurants and for yacht charter- again please ask. Because of its hillside location, Cactus's house is built on 2 levels and with gardens on 3 terraces, thus it is not recommended for people with walking difficulties. However Cactus has a sister property ( see Holiday Lettings ref 222799) which is the 3 bedroom pool Villa situated at the bottom of the hill, just down from Cactus. This is predominately on the flat and can accommodate 6 people - it is also available at a discount for larger parties requiring both properties. Please ask for details. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Roger H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2005
Interaction with guests
After your free complimentary airport transfer Hazel our estate manager will meet you with keys and offer guidance about the house , local area, restaurants etc beaches etc. Should you wish during your stay she is available 24/7 to ensure you have the best possible holiday
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Reviewed 6 October 2021

My group had to travel to Antigua during one of the recent pandemic lockdowns in the country and were happy to stay in Cactus House for the week. When the curfew closed down the beaches, we were able to swim in the glorious infinity pool...More

Date of stay: October 2021
Thank Jeanette P
Reviewed 23 July 2021

This villa is definitely a 5 start property. It is located up on the side of a hill that allows for breathtaking views of Jolly Harbor and the Caribbean from almost anywhere on the property. The infinity pool was one of our favorite places to...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank Padi G
Reviewed 29 April 2021

Cactus House was an absolutely lovely stay! The pool and sea views were amazing! The villa is perfectly located next to lots of restaurants, beaches and the Epicurean supermarket. The villa was also well equipped and was a nice touch with the games included -...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank Safiya R
Reviewed 13 January 2021

We had a wonderful time at Cactus House! We had a family of 8 staying there for our daughter’s wedding. The views were amazing and the house was more beautiful than the pictures! The pool was gorgeous! Hazel, the manager, was there to help us...More

Date of stay: January 2021
3  Thank amyb6038
Reviewed 26 October 2020

Staying at Cactus House was absolutely fantastic. The communication with Roger (the host) is extremely easy and he’s very helpful with any query you might have. He also has a team with a house manager and driver who can help should anything be needed. The...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank saradelgreco
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

We stayed in Cactus House for 10 nights and absolutely loved our time here! It was the perfect getaway from a year of no travelling due to the various restrictions for coronavirus. First of all, Roger has been truly helpful in every way, from his...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank niccolo_lamanna
Reviewed 19 February 2020

This was our second trip to cautus and it was even better than the first. The accommodations were first class and the service of Hazel and others was great. They were always touching base with us during our stay to make sure we had everything...More

Date of stay: January 2020
3  Thank alanmW4970BA
Reviewed 12 November 2019

Cactus is set in a perfect location and is absolutely stunning. Our family of 7 adults had plenty of space in the well equipped villa and the pool was great, especially at night time with the coloured lights. There are lots of beautiful beaches close...More

Date of stay: October 2019
2  Thank ElaineAnnR
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2019

Date of stay: September 2019
Reviewed 30 April 2019

This villa promised a lot and delivered on it all. Fantastic location, lots of space and comfortable living. Roger has thought of everything a family could need for a great vacation and if you have any problems, Hazel the property manager is on hand to...More

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank Traveler59344866847
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Good Nightlife
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Jolly Harbour is the prime vacation area on the west coast, but still retains plenty of local Caribbean flavour. Unlike the English Harbour area does not close down during the quieter period of April - November and continues to offer a full choice of restaurants, shops and amenities for the whole year long. t is a 10 minute walk from Cactus and there is plenty of tourist infrastructure providing banks, pharmacy, large supermarket, and shops for art and souvenirs. Additionally there are many restaurants right on the waters edge offering a wide range of menu, quality and views of the many yachts serenely passing by. There is also a laundry, a golf course, Olympic sized swimming pool and tennis courts. Jolly beach is a long pristine crescent of power sand and offers a colourful character...
Getting around
The location of Cactus is superb as a short walk takes you to the beaches, supermarket or restaurants. However if you want transport to further afield tourist sites or beaches, inter-island buses stop at the end of the driveway, taxis are based a few hundred yards away, or of course we can organise discounted car-hire to delivered to you at the house.
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CACTUS HOUSE --- Luxury, convenience but with total privacy and stunning views is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

CACTUS HOUSE --- Luxury, convenience but with total privacy and stunning views has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

CACTUS HOUSE --- Luxury, convenience but with total privacy and stunning views has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at CACTUS HOUSE --- Luxury, convenience but with total privacy and stunning views must last at least 5 nights. See all property details.