My husband and I travelled Anguilla for the first time with our sons (20, 22)and a friend for spring break. Spyglass Hill Villa was highly recommended by a family member and did not disappoint. We flew to St Maarten and hired Calypso Charters to take us to Blowing Point Ferry Terminal. Captain Tony and Zeek were friendly and offered us refreshments and we immediately relaxed and felt our vacation had begun. Zeek gave us information about Anguilla and told us about the famous Moonsplash Music Festival. We were met at the ferry terminal by Mrs. White who took us to Spyglass and showed us around the beautiful villa and gave us valuable details about restaurants ,beaches and fun excursions. We were all blown away by the breathtaking views from every room. Everything was exceptionally clean and tidy. The kitchen was well stocked with all our recquests and a delicious lunch prepared for us. A generous bar stocked with everything you could possibly want for vacation cocktails. Shelly did an outstanding job housekeeping. Everyone extremely friendly,helpful and kind. We hired a car for the week and visited many beaches and restaurants. We loved all the beaches! Blanchards Beach Shack was great for lunch. Dinner at the restaurant next door was amazing too. Tropical Sunset at Shoal Beach was delightful for lunch, delicious food beautiful beach, snorkeling and bird watching. The pelicans diving for fish was mesmerizing. Junior was there too, great guy who will take you out in his glass bottom boat for a fun snorkeling plus excursion. Sunshine Shack, Rendezvous Beach was great. A day out on Sandy Island is amazing, probably our best day. Not to be missed. At the end of every beach day we all loved to walk into Spyglass villa and hang out there with cocktails. We loved the courtyard, the central part of the house and the lovely patio with comfy chairs/sun beds and hammock. We loved our experience in Anguilla so much we plan to go back soon. We have more to discover.
Left on Jan 6, 2017 for a stay in Jan 2017
We stayed at Spyglass Hill Villa the week of New Years. It exceeded all of our expectations. Ms Janine was fantastic in communicating with us all the way up to the trip. She answered every question that we had and was extremely accommodating and helpful. The villa was more than we expected. Ms Erlene was so helpful once we got there and met us at the port. She showed us the house and made sure we were well taken care of the entire stay. Ms Shelly was an amazing housekeeper. Service as better than any resort! They go out of their way to make you feel at home and to be sure you have all the comforts that you could possibly need. If you are considering a villa for your stay, this is the one. Reasonably priced, great location, incredible views, and the house is extremely nice.
Left on Dec 29, 2016 for a stay in Dec 2016
How do I sum up the most perfect week away? I'll start by saying that from the moment we first contacted the Spyglass Hill team, we knew we would be in great hands... but we never could have imagined the extent of it. Upon arriving at the Blowing Point ferry, we were met by Erline who coordinated our transport to the villa. Once at the villa, we were immediately blown away. Photos just can't do this house justice. The views are amazing. The bedrooms are large and beautifully decorated with incredible outdoor showers on the 2nd floor, Our grocery shopping had already been completed. The car rentals were in the driveway. And a Christmas corner had been set up in response to our request for some lights on a tree. What's more, Shelley was there to greet us with rum punch and assorted sandwiches. For eight wonderful days, we were treated with such warmth and hospitality -- anything we needed, they were quick to provide or address -- including recommendations, reservations, and even a surprise birthday cake for my dad. Plus, the house is located in the center of the island, making it a 7 minute drive to Sandy Ground, and a max of 15-20 minutes to most anywhere you want to go (33 white sand beaches to choose from, each with clear, turquoise waters!). Janine, Erline, Shelley - thank you for making this the most perfect vacation! We look forward to visiting again soon.
New York City, New York
Beautiful spot above Sandy Ground. House was delightfully laid out for 4 couples. Enjoyed watching the activity in the harbor. Great location for hopping around to different resorts but better than all of them. Shelly was terrific supporting the house and was a great source of info on restaurants snorkeling etc. Would absolutely choose the same house.
Left on Oct 18, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2015
My stay at spyglass with my team back in June 2015, has been an amazing experience. The breathtaking views, the modern approach to vacation luxury and so much more is wrapped up in this property. I will always recommend it to the travelers i am in contact with as well as i look forward to returning in the near future! Thank you Spyglass team!
St. Maarten-St. Martin
Our family of four stayed in this villa for three days two nights. I spotted this villa during my previous trips to Anguilla (even there are lots of nice villas in Anguilla to choose from) I thought it would be one of our best vacation spots. I felt in love with the cute design of Mediterranean Style courtyard, ancient style doors, exposed wooden beams, furniture, and the panoramic view from the deck with infinity pool is just breathtaking. We found this villa's design to be very practical, that from the first minutes we felt home, away from home. Kitchen was well equipped with all we needed. Fridge was already stuffed with products we enjoy, so it wasn't necessary for us to go shopping. We took two rooms upstairs with private balconies and bathrooms. Outdoor showers are amazing! The villa was equipped with all little things, we could possibly need. After our day trip to Sandy island we thought to get some mosquito after-bites and Voila …In our wardrobes, we found (suntan creams, sunscreens, mosquito repellents, mosquito after-bites …After active day on Sandy island we had quiet time on deck, enjoying sunset, sipping drinks, and watching yachts sailing. Next time we definitely should bring our grandparents with us as well, the bedroom on main floor with easy access will be suitable for them. Many thanks to Janine to make our dream-vacation. After Anguilla we traveled to St.Martin, Tortola, Virgin Gorda and San Juan, every day having new adventure, but still kids saying to us…"When we are going back home to Spyglass?"
This was the most amazing place we have every stayed. From the start, Janine made everything easy and their hospitality is unmatched. The villa is magnificent and certainly worth every penny. The level of service is truly remarkable. We have never had a vacation that came close to equaling this with regard to the villa or the beaches.
We stayed a week in late-April for our honeymoon and while we have been to Anguilla many times and our main focus during our visits is usually the fantastic beaches, this time the villa stole the show. Sunsets from the dinner table, views of the harbour yet remote enough that you remain private at your own pool. Loved the Spanish design with the open air courtyard between rooms.
As a born and raised Anguillian, I know of the beauty that my island holds, but my experience at Spyglass Hill Villa has given me an even greater appreciation for Anguilla. There was a wonderful feeling of being away from it all, yet being in the middle of it all, at the same time. I felt safely tucked away at the tip of North Hill, far from reality and everyday life; then I felt like I was a part of the party life in Sandy Ground at night. The view was spectacular! My boyfriend and I both spent the first few years of our lives living on separate ends of Sandy Ground, so it was a pleasure for us to lay in the hammock and reminisce about our lives before we knew each other. We unwound and in the gorgeous infinity pool and soaked up the view of the pond, the beach, South Hill and St. Martin, not to mention the birds that seemed to love the view just as much as we did. The breeze was so cool and relaxing that we never had a need to turn on the Air Conditioning units during our stay. There was never a dull moment, even though I lost to my boyfriend in a game of Pool. I quickly regained my pride when I beat him at Scrabble and Table Tennis! The outdoor shower was so much fun and I just loved the fact that no matter where you are in the villa, you have a beautiful view! We had such an amazing time that we started to compare our two day "staycation" at Spyglass Hill to a two week vacation we had taken in July. Our conclusion: There's NO PLACE like home. Yes; we now consider Spyglass Hill Villa our home. I cannot wait to get back to Spyglass Hill!
Spyglass was as enjoyable this year, as it was last year. My husband and I were really happy that it was available for our vacation. It is becoming, literally a home away from home. When the ferry gets in, we're met by Spyglass staff, and escorted to the villa. When we get there, there is a great welcome basket of fresh fruit and local baked goods, and two meals awaiting us. This is really appreciated after a long day's travel from Boston. Our bed room was beautiful, and because of the special occasion my husband and I were celebrating, there was champagne, flowers and candy in our room. It was such a beautiful way to start our vacation. The villa was immaculate, and extremely well maintained by Monica, who misses no detail in her housekeeping. She was also very attentive to our needs. Our on site West Indian breakfast by Erlene, was delicious and memorable. The view from Spyglass is as breath taking as ever, it's serene, colorful and always presents some activity, especially given that there are always small pleasure crafts, and colorful fishing boats going and coming from Sandy Ground. I recommend Spy Glass to friends and family every chance I get. It's just a great place. We also really enjoy the beaches on Anguilla and the awesome restaurants. Veya deserves special mention. A day trip to Sandy Island was also especially nice. There were many opportunities to enjoy local happenings in Anguilla, and the staff was very helpful, in letting us know what was happening locally. For example we attended the annual Catholic Church garden party, which provided an evening of sampling dishes from across the Caribbean, and the world, given that the congregation is a very diverse one. We will go back to Spyglass Hill as often as we can!
In our 18 years of visiting Anguilla, Spyglass Hill is the most beautiful villa we have rented with a great view of the beach and the boats at Sandy Ground. The lovely pool and covered deck outside the living room over look this spectacular scene. The villa is spacious, well furnished and very well equipped with spacious bedrooms and luxurious baths. But the support staff is what really separates this facility from the 3 other villas we rented for 1-2months over the years. In the Islands, it is frequently difficult to have local maintenance people correct any problems with the internet, cable TV, telephone, power, appliances etc, but the management company, Sunset Homes, somehow arranges same or next day service instead of waiting days to correct problems. We would definitely recommend Spyglass Hill to friends and family. Favorite activities are visiting the many beautiful beaches, tennis, sailing and enjoying the great restaurants. We don't play golf, but understand the golf course is excellent under the new ownership.
Our stay at Spyglass during the last two weeks of February 2011, was one of the very best vacations that my husband and I ever experienced. We were warmly greeted at the pier by Villa staff, and taken to the Spyglass, where a welcome basket of fruits, crackers, local cakes and wine awaited us. Also provided was a delicious dinner, it seems like our needs were anticipated, given that after a long day of travel it was exactly what we needed. The villa was exactly as described in the listing. Just more beautiful in reality. The property was immaculate, and was maintained daily by a very gracious and courteous woman, no cleaning detail escaped her. Any questions or needs we had (which were few, given that everything is thought of ahead of time) were very promptly answered and or taken care of. I never felt like either my husband or i were a bother. I would unreservedly recommend this property to my friends and family. The views from every room in the property, overlooking Sandy Ground, the beach and St Martin in the distance were phenomenal. The beaches on Anguilla, rated among the best in the world, were all virtually a few minutes away by car, and if you prefer the pool, the edgeless pool at Spyglass was, (for me ) was a unique experience. My best dining experiences on the island were at DaVidas, Cap Juluca, Smokey's and at SpyGlass! We had a delicious meal prepared in house by their cook. My only challenge at this point is, to hope that it will be available in 2012, as I cannot imagine staying anywhere else on Anguilla, which is my favorite home away from home. Janine (the management) and her crew are exceptional. I say this with complete sincerity, as someone who has traveled quite a bit.
Joyce and Les, MA
We had a great time in Anguilla as we always do. The Villa was awesome, we enjoyed the location and its Spanish courtyard style. We would absolutely come back again. We come to Anguilla for its beaches, but once we arrived at Spyglass Hill Villa, it took us a few days to get to the beach because we enjoyed the villa so much. Thanks it was first class.
Ray and Cat
I just wanted to say thank you for letting Nicole and I stay at your house for our Honeymoon. We had the most unbelievable time, and Erlene and Monica were both very helpful. Everything was first class, and we are thankful for the memories we will have our entire lives.
Ryan and Nicole
We have such great memories of all our stays at Spyglass Hill Villa and we eagerly look forward to our future visits at our favorite spot on Anguilla. The villa, the view, the amenities, the staff and the attention to every detail at Spyglass Hill are absolutely wonderful every time!
Loren and Rob in Philladelphia
Looking forward to our fifth year at Spyglass Hill Villa. The house, the view, and the hospitality of both the staff and the owners keep us (and our friends) coming back. After returning to Anguilla twice a year for over 25 years, we are glad we found Spyglass and everything it encompasses. Kudos to Sunset Homes!
Linda & Larry in New Jersey
Absolutely Fabulous vacation! A beautiful villa and an incredible island. Thank so much! Hope to be back someday!
Your villa is gorgeous! Everything we hope for and more. When we saw the pictures on the net we thought your villa was beautiful but the reality of it is even lovelier.
Graham, Peggy, Carrie and Megan
What an awesome vacation in Anguilla! Your details to perfection makes this the best house in Anguilla. Looks like it been picked out of a magazine!
Wow! We have had an unbelievable time! What a way to celebrate my 40th birthday! Every detail of this trip has been perfect! We will definitely be back!
Bridgette and Brent
Thanks you so much, Lisa, Joe and I are so sad to leave but we will be back.
I passed a wonderful time at Spyglass Hill Villa. Congratulations for the magnificent architectural design. I love the showers outside, the bathroom and the comfortable terrace with the best view.
We loved the villa your staff and everything about Anguilla. Very best.
Brent & Heather
...for making our 1st visit to Anguilla an amazing experience. The villa and its views far exceeded our expectations!
Marcus and Viole
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality Spyglass Hill Villa was truly a dream come true for our 35th anniversary celebration. You are the best!
Robin & Joel
Thank for making our first trip to Anguilla a great one! Spyglass Hill Villa is much more than I expected it to be !!! It is truly a fabulous villa and I hate to have to leave.
"...our good fortune"
We can’t believe our good fortune for having found Spyglass Hill for our honeymoon. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We truly felt at home in Anguilla and can’t wait to return sometime soon.
Stephanie and Matt
A terrific place to spend time in Anguilla. Monica was the greatest – terrific demeanor, very accommodating and gracious… I true service professional. Perfect villa for a perfect island! Thank you
Adrienne and Jim, Christine, Katie and Lou
What a wonderful villa!! We had the best time here. Everything was perfect and everyone was so wonderful. I look forward to visiting again!!
Well, it took us 5 years to make it back to Spyglass and we are so happy we did. Our 20th anniversary celebrated here was wonderful but our 25th was even better. We felt so at home this time on the island which made this trip special. Your home is a real treasure and one we can’t wait to see again sooner than 5 years again!
Beth & Ray
OMJ (Oh My Jesus) a true slice of heaven, here at Spyglass in Anguilla….. What a fantastic two days…..Looking forward to staying longer on a few months. Janine and her crew are the very best. Warmest wishes.
Dear Jan and Ian
Thank you so so much for giving us the chance to sty in your beautiful villa- and for being such perfect hosts- Jan, you are officially superwoman!! We’ve had the most relaxing time –thank you
xxx Tash, Dave, Grace and Sam xxx
...for everything Jan and Ian – it was the best holiday ever, and especially special being all in the same beautiful place.
Love from Margaret
Sugar George and Janine, I was taken by everything that that I saw! And everything was awesome especially the VILLA and the STAFF! Thank you for helping me celebrate my wife 50th Birthday this was the best trip I have ever experience in my life!