Built into a sunset-facing hillside and couched in luscious green vegetation, this fabulous four-bedroom home has been thoughtfully created to maximise the stunning vistas. These include views of both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, St Kitts and Nevis in the distance, and adjacent Cedar Valley Golf Course.
With myriad shaded verandas and decking areas from which to soak up the scenery and the magnificent nightly sunsets, it's also the perfect place to observe the various yacht races Antigua is renowned for, along with the cruise ships as they roll into St John's. The proud new owners of this almost 6,000 sqft property in Agave Lane, Cedar Valley Heights, will find themselves in good company with two cricketing legends as neighbours. The area also boasts the oldest neighbourhood watch on the island, which creates a wonderfully sociable environment.
Offering the ultimate in privacy and tranquillity, Villa Caribe is in an up and coming area with a nearby site earmarked for a high end development. A well-maintained concrete road leads to the property's main entrance, with electric gates giving access to a private drive with ample parking. The landscaped gardens feature an abundance of mature fruit trees such as avocado, breadfruit, plantain and soursop, plus coconut and date palms, and vibrant flowers including the regionally iconic bougainvillea and the national flower agave. Dense Bermuda grass, suited to the tropical climate with its excellent wear and drought tolerance, covers the ground like a carpet.
Villa Caribe was built with longevity in mind, from the galvanised guttering and roof, to the high quality paint to avoid fading in the sun. Inside, solid greenheart wood shipped from Guyana lends a stylish, sturdy feel to open rafters, closets and bedroom floors. The main entrance of this split-level home leads into an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, fitted with a mood lighting feature. A large covered verandah with roll-down sun-blinds is accessed via the lounge and has furniture for al fresco dining.
There are two bedrooms on the top level, including the master with its own shaded verandah, and vast en-suite with shower cubicle, Jacuzzi, his and her sinks, and bidet. It also features walk-in his and her custom-made hardwood closets. A second double bedroom leads off the main room and has an en-suite shower room. Purpleheart stairs lead to the lower level where there is a generously-proportioned office with hardwood cabinets, a family room/den with TV and a bar, ample storage cupboards, a third bedroom with en-suite shower, and a separate guest bathroom with shower.
With private access to the lower level, there is also a one-bedroom apartment with open-plan living, dining and kitchen area.
In total, Villa Caribe has four full bathrooms and two guest washrooms with quality Kohler units. All windows are custom-made, fitted with mosquito screens and hurricane shutters, and can open either wide with a key or as louvres.
Downstairs, there is an additional decking area with a barbeque and an expansive cistern so vast the property has never run out of water since it was built seven years ago. The 0.46-acre grounds also provide space for a swimming pool. Internet and telephone landline, Solar heater, Back-up generator, Burglar alarm and six-camera CCTV system, Electric gates, AC units in every room.