Adam & Lori
BEACHFRONT 10,500 SF LUXURY VILLA + TAHOE (OWNER)
Reservation ID #HA-G17541
We just returned from an amazing week at Sandcastle Villa. Everything about the villa and service deserves 5+ stars, truly. Our group consisted of 2 families (4 adults, 5 kids), and we were looking for somewhere special to kick off summer following a crazy year. None of us had been to Anguilla before so we had A LOT of questions prior to booking. Ingrid, the owner, was totally responsive and thorough in her communications - it was so refreshing to work with someone that professional and who clearly cares so much about her guest's experience. After booking, Carlin, our local concierge, helped us with everything from activities to restaurant reservations, transportation, pre-arrival and in-residence grocery stocking, etc. allowing us to relax the minute we arrived. The villa itself is just incredible. It's literally a private mini resort. The owners spared no expense decorating the villa beautifully (yet comfortable), and it was stocked with literally everything you could want/need during your stay - fully stocked kitchen with high-end appliances, beach towels/toys, snorkel gear, fishing rods, paddle boards and kayaks, full fitness room - they thought of everything! We split time between the incredible beach (with swimmable ocean access) and the pool. The housekeepers/staff are incredible and kept the villa spotless every day, and proactively did our laundry, made snacks, and even braided our daughter's hair one day! I'd also recommend using Chef Tyrone for at least a few meals while there. We had two beautiful pool-side sunset dinners catered by him and he's just phenomenal. I could go on and on about our experience, but the bottom line is Sandcastle truly delivers on everything in the listing, and you should do yourself a favor an book it for your Anguilla vacation!
Date of arrival - June 9, 2021
My family of 6 (4 young children) stayed here for a week and it was perfect. Leanna was the property manager and was SO helpful throughout our entire stay. From organizing to pick us up from the airport when our plans got delayed, to making dinner reservations for us throughout the week, to calling the local doctor when my little one got hurt. She was a blessing. The service at this house was wonderful. There were also 2 lovely house maids who came each day to tidy up and do laundry! The beds were firm yet comfortable, really nice linens and towels, everything you could need in the kitchen. They even supplied rum and coke. 🙂 The property itself is JUST like the pictures... STUNNING. The little private beach at the house was picturesque. Plenty of TV channels and Netflix for my little ones to watch. And the house came with a Jeep, that my husband jumped in when he needed a mango fix. We had such a nice time. I would stay here again if we were ever to come back to Anguilla, and highly recommend it to others planning their stay!
Jane & Paul
We all had such a great time at your beautiful hide away from the world! The privacy of the beach and the ‘campus’ of two houses was absolutely perfect for our group. The staff were on top of our every need before we even had to ask. So we were free to act like irresponsible teenagers…and believe me, we did! I had the best birthday ever and the group agree: it was one for the history books! All best, Jane & Paul
Monica W Family
The Sandcastle Beach house was simply stunning! It is just as pictured - airy, clean, and well equipped. It is a very high end home, with luxury furnishings and linens on the beds. It is probably the nicest house we have ever stayed at using HomeAway. Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed everything they had to offer - from the kayaks and SUPs, to the pool, the Jeep and the dinghy (which we used twice - and had two amazing days exploring the the area nearby on boat!) We even snorkeled right off their amazing private beach, something we weren't sure if we could do, prior to arrival. But it was a quite good snorkeling spot. The house was so clean, and they had two amazing housekeepers who came every day. We even had the pleasure of meeting the owners, who were staying at their own house right up the small hill. They couldn't have been nicer, and were truly concerned with our comfort and well being. We also had a wonderful concierge, Leana, who helped us tremendously beforehand, and throughout our stay. It was so helpful since we had never been to Anguilla before and she really gave us some great information, and she remained available thoughout our stay, as more questions arose. If you are traveling to Anguilla, I highly recommend this house. You will not be disappointed. It is in a great location, close to some of the best dining spots on the island. A true gem!
Mr. David U.
Anguilla Paradise - The villa is exactly as pictured and very beautiful. We especially appreciated the amenities and although we weren’t used to the concierge service, it was a nice touch. I would highly recommend this place for families or friends getaways. Ingrid, the owner was very helpful and available if needed.
This house was amazing,from the views to the spacious and beautifully decorated rooms !
We had a fantastic family vacation and would recommend it to everyone! Can’t think of anything the owner of this house forgot ! The staff was 1st class !
The most beautiful place in all Anguilla. Everything, especially the staff, First Class.
Unbelievably beautiful home . Wonderful housekeepers . Stunning private beach . Just amazing & thank you !
Absolutely spectacular! 5 of 5. In March of 2018, my husband & I spent a week at Sandcastle Villa at Limestone Bay on Anguilla with our son, his wife & their 8-year-old twins. It is, without a doubt, one of the most phenomenal villas in the Caribbean! The home itself is warm & welcoming with king beds, ensuite bathrooms & high-end furnishings & linens in each of the four bedrooms. Common areas are luxuriously appointed yet maintain a family ambience; the property offers both sunny & shaded spots for quiet solitude as well as open communal areas to enjoy the company of other guests. Sandcastle is the perfect escape for all ages with its indoor & outdoor activities: a kids' lounge with games; a fenced playground area; a secluded sand beach with water toys galore; an infinity pool; numerous deck umbrellas & chairs; a poolside bar & grill; a gorgeous garden replete with hummingbirds & geckos; a relaxing outdoor "Zen Den" with a pillowed daybed swing & beach bathroom; WiFi & Sonos. The two SUV's that were provided with the home allowed us to explore the island while the entry gate added to our sense of security.We were able to truly spend a carefree week on the island due to the efforts of Mercedes & Maria, two housekeepers extraordinaire! They inconspicuously cooked, cleaned, washed our clothing & smiled for us; no request was too large & they even willingly babysat for the children one evening. The 24/7 availability of our concierge also streamlined our efforts for dinner reservations, additional chef services, pre-arrival groceries & island activities. While all of these tangible features helped to make our stay on Anguilla phenomenal, the memories that we will recall in the years to come are more intangible---the magical sunsets across the water's horizon as viewed from the terrace; the thunderous crashing of the waves as they made their way down the coast to our villa; the indomitable spirit, friendliness & sense of hope of the island's people; & the special moments shared with our family. The hurricane-shattered homes found throughout Anguilla are testaments to the powerful, and sometimes destructive character of Mother Nature. The fact that Sandcastle made it through the storms with relatively little damage is evidence of its sound construction and, perhaps, a sign that it has been blessed in some uncanny way. Whatever the reason for its survival, we hope to someday make our way back to this absolutely spectacular place!
Submitted: Apr 6, 2018 Stayed: March 2018 Source: HomeAway
PETE M Family
We have just returned from a magical three-week stay at Sandcastle Villa. It is difficult to avoid hyperbole when describing Sandcastle, but in short, it embodies the ultimate paradise-island villa holiday. Long before our arrival, Ingrid - and her excellent concierge Kenroy - had smoothed the way with lots of great advice about getting to the island and recommendations of places to eat and shop when on it.
Sandcastle is one of those rare places where the photos do not do justice to the reality - they do not capture the cool hush of the interior, which manages to be grand and intimate at the same time. Nor do they capture the unbelievable sweep of the ocean, visible from all rooms, or the gorgeous secluded beach, or the colonial verandah, or the sundeck and infinite pool, and so on. Sandcastle really does deliver.
However, the hospitality is greatly enhanced by the wonderful housekeepers, Mercedes and Maria, who between them provide a true 5* experience which is both discreet and charming. It must be said that Mercedes, aided by Maria, is also an excellent - and professional - chef, whose cerviche is easily the equal of anywhere in London or New York. All this conspires to make it hard to find a good reason to ever leave the villa, though Anguilla itself is a real find - no mass-tourism, a 1960s pace of life, genuine and friendly locals, warm sea and the best beaches in the Caribbean. A huge thank you to Ingrid, Phillippe, Mercedes and Maria for an unforgettable experience.
GWEN and RICHARD M.
A big thank you for sharing your beautiful home..my family has thoroughly enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday. The grand children have now declared Anguilla their favorite island, ahead of T&C. All of your staff has been wonderful...the memories we've made are truly priceless.
Wondering if Sandcastle would be available again this year for the following dates…The family has done nothing but talk about the wonderful time we all had while vacationing on Anguilla…Sandcastle being the star of the trip!
Ingrid- it was a pleasure to meet you and Philippe. I am so glad we ran into you at the ferry. I really have to thank you again for having us in your beautiful home. We have been running around renting homes for 20+ years and we all agreed your place was the best. Your attention to detail, wonderful staff and obvious style made it a wonderful experience.
Thank you and we hope to return!
JULIANNE and STEVE S.
I wanted to thank you again for allowing us to live in your beautiful home for 3 wonderful weeks. It is such a paradise there. We felt so at home there, hoping we can come back next year.
PS...I love your artwork!
I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
After the horrible winter we have been experiencing up north, this is even more so a piece of Eden.
We promise to treat sandcastle as we would our own home.
...the house is beautiful and a piece of paradise. Your staff is sent from heaven, we haven't lifted a finger! We feel blessed to have spent just a week here, must be amazing to call this place home!
Your home was just perfect and Mercedes and Maria are just two of the loveliest people we've ever met! We had so much fun getting to know them,and they work SO hard! The house was immaculate, the laundry was done before we even knew it was missing, and the food.....oh my gosh the food...I'm STILL missing her smoothies. Thank you for everything and for sharing your lovely home with us. It was a trip we will never forget. My daughter's first steps into the ocean were in your backyard, and I couldn't think of a more wonderful spot for her to learn to love the sea!
I write this review back in reality, missing the dream that is Sandcastle Villa so very much. This house is everything and more. Beautifully decorated, sparkling clean (and kept this way every day!), located on as close to a private beach as you could ever hope to have, full of all the comforts of a fine resort- this is the ultimate dream getaway. The owners of the home were lovely to work with- they are prompt in responding with any details or specifics you may need, and went out of their way to ensure we were completely taken care of while we rented their home. Mercedes and Maria, the two wonderful ladies who keep the villa spotless and the guests so happy, are two of the most wonderful, hardworking, and kind people I've ever had the privileged to know. If you are considering hiring a private chef- look no further than Mercedes! She is immensely talented in the kitchen and kept us overly full and completely impressed with her fine island cooking. They made our stay even better with their impeccable service and lovely dispositions. I could go on and on, but instead I will just say this: if you are looking for a villa to rent on the island, RENT THIS ONE! If you are thinking of booking at one of Anguilla's lovely hotels or resorts (as we have done many times in the past) DON'T! RENT THIS VILLA! You will not be sorry. There's absolutely nothing else like it. We will most certainly be back just as soon as possible.
Unforgettable! Stunning view, fantastic staff that went above and beyond, and the location felt like having your very own beach. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay, can't wait to go back.
Our family vacation at Sandcastle was absolutely fantastic!! The service, the beach, the pool, the view, the comfort and amenities were out of this world. Very luxurious property, sunsets were amazing. Needless to say we look forward to going back!