Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
SUNDOWNERS a great luxury 3 bedroom/2 wet room, self-catering spacious Villa is a fabulous, truly peaceful Country Retreat with breezy, livable galleries with hammocks; gym units & comfortable furniture. BBQ + all tools; 8 seater circular wooden table with palm frond roof on side patio. Perfect 'home from home' for family & friends, totally relaxing, enjoy half an acre of fully fenced, secured double front gates, tropical flowering & incredible fruit garden with flowering archways & crazy golf course. Dine 'al fresco' at our second cool, secluded 8 seater/palm fronded garden table overlooking the back lawns, palms & mango trees with views of the southern range of hills. We take great care, meeting you on arrival with 'Monty' - helping with your local driving licence(s), shopping at the main supermarket & routing back to a fine welcome at the villa. Sundowners is very well equipped, cool, quiet & so in tune with nature you will immediately feel the ambience as you reach the galleries. Our initial starter pack, including 1st Aid and Sewing Kits help with a real feeling of care and comfort to welcome & surround you.
'MONTY' our SUV is FREE with a Sundowners holiday, this is a valuable offer for our guests pleasure, convenience, economic advantage & ease for exploring Antigua's highspots, restaurants, sports, sea-going adventures & especially visiting some truly wonderful beaches. Our SUV is locally registered so you can be 'locals' like us.
This lovely Villa is open-plan from gallery entrance in the kitchen through to the lower lounge and side gallery french doors. Really spacious for 2-6 people, fully furnished with a very well equipped kitchen + breakfast bar, bench with cushioned seating + 2 stools. We have an elegant dining area opening onto the front gallery with large teak table & 6 tapestry covered chairs. WiFi throughout the Villa, galleries & garden with a music centre in the lounge including HiFi; Cable TV & DVD + local telephone. Tony welcomes our guests at the airport and the calming character of SUNDOWNERS with a second greeting from Jenny with flowers & drinks will soon relax you.
Our boat 'Dozy Girl', as pictured, is an extremely generous offer we can make to our guests for a happy 'DAY TRIP' to one of the islands. It is however, firmly stated as subject to sea conditions & serviceability. If you would like to join us for a day on our Boat, we do ask you to check fully with us, regarding a suitable day plus to prepare & bring for us all, a satisfying lunch with enough chilled drinks/ frozen ice bottles/ ice + cold bottled water for everyone to be ready for this Special 'Boat' day trip. We provide everything else, dinghy pick-up by collecting you at Parham Harbour, sea trip out to one of the islands for the day & back, then dinghy to the shore at Parham Harbour, which is very close to our Villa. Please check out the reviews
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||We are surrounded by beaches 12 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: V.C Bird Intl 10 km, Nearest railway: N/A|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The Villa and garden are set in sugar-cane country along a quiet stony lane, off Jonas Road at Mount Joy. You will see the Villa, shutters and garden as Tony brings you in around a slight bend in the lane showing 2 coconut palms with a variety of tropical flowering border plants & fruit trees.
This country retreat is perfect for relaxing with the birds singing & cooling trade winds ruffling you & the palm fronds. Sundowners is ideal for a family or friends, especially at the LOW rate of GBP 85.00 per night, the cool spacious Villa & galleries are fitted with most facilities + new equipment for your Self-Catering Holiday.
An excellent, well equipped kitchen which has a breakfast bar, bench + storage, 4 cushions & 2 stools. 110v with a 220v supply available for your favourite appliances. Facilities include large Gas cooker with 4 hobs/ large oven & grill; large Fridge & Freezer; Microwave; Blender; Toaster; Coffee-maker + good range of Saucepans; Frying Pans; oven-ware, most cooking aids & equipment; serving; picnic dishes & containers. Large Cooler + small chill box. Oven mitts + Kitchen cloths & Towels provided.
The Lounge accommodates a Music Centre with TV + Cable, DVD, Radio & Hi-Fi Unit with CD's/ tape cassettes & a local telephone. There are 2 comfortably upholstered, three seater Sofa's plus a double-seater lounge stool and a long coffee table. Wi-fi is available in & around the Villa, galleries or garden so you will be covered if you bring your laptop. We are on skype and would recommmend it on your laptop, if you wish to keep in touch with home and family.
Sundowners is a new, strongly built 3 bedroom, 2 Wetroom Villa with fully open-plan lounge,dining & kitchen with breakfast bar & bench - all opening out to the wonderful breezy side & front galleries that have jalousied shutters to keep off the rain & direct sun but allow the trade winds to blow round & throughout the Villa.
The galleries are a fantastic open-air extension to the villa & are equipped with coffee tables, easy chairs & hammocks so that watching the feathery wild life, keeping cool, peaceful, relaxed & comfortable is assured. Our 2 gym units on the side gallery are a Monark bike & Body by Jake - AB Scissor Ultra.
With the 3 bedrooms & 2 wetrooms which are all fitted with shutters with all windows fitted with screens you can be sure of staying cool. The normal wind direction blows right through these rooms to keep them, the villa & galleries cool day & night.
NO SMOKING allowed inside the Villa - with checked Smoke Alarms & Gas Cooker,. Along the galleries & gardens, with care, smoking is acceptable.
Fans are provided in all 3 bedrooms + ceiling fans/lights are fitted in the lounge & dining area. Both wetrooms are bright & cheerful with good, efficient shower units & massage heads, both rooms are fully tiled + a glass wall separator to the wc, sink + a large cabinet/ mirror with shelf unit. Sundowners has white marbled ceramic floor tiling throughout making the Villa easy to keep clean & fresh + cool for the feet.
The teak table & 6 tapestry-seat chairs in the dining area look out to the gardens & give an ambience of quiet luxury for dining. The kitchen & breakfast bar/bench seating allow for leisurely cooking & eating with everything to hand. Whether you are a honeymooon couple, a family or a group of friends - you will find Sundowners welcoming, spacious & the ambience is totally relaxing, with us in the background ready to offer any help or advice via phone or a visit if requested. Care of the Villa and 'Monty' our SUV will be your responsibility & in the event of any concerns we would welcome a call from you to assist or resolve any potential problem.
We have always been happpy to help our guests with their particular interests & hobbies by finding out about diving; model aircraft flying etc. We have a very happy couple who have holidayed at Sundowners for 3 happy years and are avid Radio Hams. With an extention, fitted by Tony, to the Hobie Cat mast they have been able to erect several aerials around the gardens. They have found our location to be perfect & the reception has been great, being able to reach out around the world, highlighting their holiday and hobby.
All BBQ tools are provided with the BBQ grill for the patio. A large cooler & covered containers are included for use on picnic days out along with 2 folding beach chairs. 'Monty'' is a special addition for your holiday and is provided FREE for your careful use. Taking care of 'Monty' will be your responsibility & we take time to go over all aspects with you so that you will have carefree, safe driving in Antigua.
|Further details outdoors||
With your FREE use of 'Monty' - nowhere is far in Antigua. The Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium is less than a 5 minute drive away from Sundowners. A leisurely drive will get you to Jolly Harbour Marina & shops, Darkwood beach & on through the Rain Forest and Fig Tree Drive, with lots to see on the way to Falmouth & English Harbour. New fun & adventure - Clay Pigeon Shoot by Potswork Dam.
We are set in half an acre of well fenced, padlockable gated, tropical gardens including a variety of fruit trees, coconut & many other beautiful palms, tropical flowering plants shrubs & bushes in abundance. This is a young garden but the fenced area is gradually growing with border ficus, a variety of coleus bushes, gardenia, bouganvillea, coral, oleander, cactus & silver button bushes with the sunset gardens surrounding the galleries full of hibiscus, yellow bells, morning glory purples, yellow flowering bushes, gardenia, a white rose, coral, fern, white bouganvillea & lilac flowering bushes - totally secluded. We now have in separate outer beds - frangipani in pink and white, oleander, hibiscus,a pommegranite, grand white bouganvillea, 3rd Mango tree & yellow iris. A vegetable plot, often in use, around the banana grove, & nearer the patio, both close to mango, lime & orange fruit trees.
Please take care to give us your correct email address & acknowledge our immediate email reply, following your booking enquiry, especially if you have any questions as we shall be happy to help you, particularly regarding any hobbies or interests and adventure or activities in Antigua. If you haven't heard back from us within a day do please check that your email address was given CORRECTLY. We always take the time to ensure your holiday will be a great success, we can also talk to you on skype. We are truly heartened by the large number of Repeat Guests at Sundowners..
We have enjoyed living here for over 30 years, although we visit our home in the Isle of Wight annually. Celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary at Sundowners, with many of our friends,was a really special, memorable experience.
You can be sure Tony will give you a warm 'Caribbean' welcome at the Airport, help you with an Antiguan driver's licence, show you some landmarks, visit the new Epicurean S/market for you to stock up, before taking you on to Sundowners, where Jenny will greet you from the galleries with a drink, fresh vases of flowers + starter pack. We then help settle you in by showing you all aspects of the Villa, go over your Welcome letter, co-sign the Agreement & Refundable Deposits, which we hold until departure .
We will take you through safety & security features & familiarize you with everything to ease you into your holiday as seemlessly as possible. Don't forget to bring your Drivers licence. There is a BBQ area on the patio, to the side of Sundowners, with our new rustic 8 seater garden table & palm front top. We also have a second 8 seater garden table along the pathway near the front gallery steps, ideal for you to dine 'al fresco' and 2 bench/tables for alternate BBQ specials. With 'Monty' FREE for your use, we provide a large cooler & assorted cold boxes for you to take to the beach, or whatever adventure it is you have in mind for the day. Holidaying @ Sundowners Villa + Monty gives you a really sweet deal here & we work hard to ensure everything is fresh, clean & well maintained so that you can totally relax, enjoy the natural setting with our feathered friends & have a memorable holiday.
Sundowners is a peaceful country retreat ideally situated in the centre of the Island to start your daily adventure in any direction, with luxuriously cool galleries offering easy living, you can hear the sounds of nature, enjoy spotting the humming birds amongst the sunset gardens from the galleries & watch the robins & bananaquits enjoying their plunge baths along the gallery ledges. We often enjoy watching the elegant Egrets stalking the ficus bushes & the lower lawns on many dew filled early mornings. You will be able to totally relax & benefit from the tradewinds through the bedrooms & particularly along both galleries. With your enquiry you can add any request for more informaton about Sundowners or advice regarding Antigua as we shall be happy to work with you to ensure your Antiguan holiday is truly memorable.
We keep regularly in touch via e mail, with our imminent guests to ensure that we are able to cater to their needs. Happily we keep in touch with most of our guests following their holiday @ Sundowners & look forward to their 2nd or 3rd visit. We have 2 email addresses + Skype on both which gives easy access for questions or concerns. Thank you for your interest in Sundowners. Tony & Jenny
The Antigua region
If you take an average of 28*C it doesn't vary more than 5*C above , or below that at anytime. Marvellous cooling winds with mainly bright days of sunshine for 12 hours.
We have a history here of Horatio Nelson with his base in English Harbour with spectacular Lookout @ Shirley Heights, including a Museum there, which was in fact his house. A drive in 'Monty' our SUV (still on offer FREE for your stay) through the Rain Forest with Adventure Course & Cable Cars overt he tree tops is exhilarating as well as visiting many wonderful beaches, travelling by boat to nearby Islands, particularly Bird & Green Islands or Barbuda.
Mount Joy is situated in the Country, being centrally located means that it is not far from any destination you may have in mind for your day, in 15 minutes with 'Monty', you can be on a fabulous beach, at the 18 hole Cedar Valley Golf Course, in English Harbour, or in St Johns.
Activity & entertainment in Antigua is diverse, from gambling in casino's to courses in underwater diving. We have International Cricket and World Class Yachting, the Antigua Race Week & the preceeding week - 'Classic' week are all based in English Harbour. I am sure there are other important fixtures in the Tennis, Golf, Windsurfing, Kiting & other sports, I'm not aware of.
Antigua is very much like the IOW in so far as it has really exciting pockets of interest dotted around the Island, that you just have to explore yourself to find those that interest you & the beach you find for yourself alone. 'Monty' will take you there complete with cooler for your picnic & rum punch, or pina colada. Come take it easy at Sundowners & enjoy nature with many humming birds along the galleries sampling the many flowers with banana-quits & robins enjoying their pots of water to drink or bathe in.