North Sound Views is for people seeking peace, privacy, and beauty in a pristine environment. North Sound Views enjoys one of the most tranquil and unspoilt locations in the Caribbean. It is a unique opportunity at EC$1,700,000 or US$629,630.
North Sound Views commands a small peninsula in North Sound on the north east coast of Antigua, between Seatons and Willikies villages. It enjoys magnificent uninterrupted 360° views over its own peninsula, North Sound, Mercer Creek Bay, Belfast Bay, numerous outlying mostly uninhabited islands with the Atlantic Ocean beyond, the adjoining peninsulas, and across the main island of Antigua to its south, including Nonsuch Bay, and Mill Reef point. The drone and roof top photos in the gallery give a taste of the views, but only an inspection can really give you the “take your breath away” experience of the views enjoyed by North Sound Views.
North Sound is largely undeveloped, well protected from rough weather by the outlying islands and coral reefs, so provides a safe haven for fish, turtles, and other wildlife, as well as boats and humans!
The peninsula lacks beaches, but beaches are close by on some of the islands, or 10 minutes away on the main island at Long Bay. North Sound Views does not have its own dock, but boat mooring sites are close.
In addition to its wonderful view North Sound Views enjoys year round south east trade winds which help keep the house and outside spaces cool without need to run the air conditioning. For more about the wonderful healthy climate see Antigua Climate.
The house takes advantage of its unique location with large balconies and many windows. It is a classic Caribbean or West Indian style home, with steeply pitched roof, high exposed wooden beam ceilings, and open plan living areas, with large balconies.
The land area of the property is 0.66. acres, which extends well beyond the fenced area visible in the photos. The land area could be increased even more as the owner of North Sound Views is also offering for sale the vacant 0.78 acre waterfront plot on the other side of the access road. See the North Sound Peninsula Land listing.
North Sound Views is eligible for the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). This is a significant advantage if you are not an Antigua and Barbuda citizen already, as you may apply for citizenship under the program for yourself and family, with nothing extra to pay apart from processing fees, and thereby avoid all residence visa issues, while obtaining a good second passport.
The house is a strong concrete and concrete block structure, built to be hurricane and earthquake resistant. (See Antigua - Disadvantages re the hurricane and earthquake risk.)
It has three levels plus garage in some 4,600 sq ft of undercover space:
The main level has 2 bedrooms (master and second) with ensuite bathrooms and built-in closets, open plan kitchen/dining/living area, a third bathroom, 2 large balconies facing south east and south west, plus the main entrance and also direct access from the garage.
The master bedroom is a large (23' 6" x 16') room on the north east corner of the main level, with its own en-suite, separate Jacuzzi, built-in closet, own small private balcony overlooking the peninsula, plus access to the south east balcony.
The guest bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom and built-in closet. It faces south east, with direct double door access to the main south east balcony.
|South east balcony||53' x 9'|
|South west balcony||46' x 9'|
|Master suite||23' 6"; x 16', ensuite: 7' 10"; x 4' 11";, own balcony: 10' x 5'|
|Second bedroom||19' 3"; x 13' 10";, ensuite: 5' x 6' 4";|
|Kitchen||16' 10"; x 12' 8";, built-in cupboards, appliances: Stove, refrigerator, microwave, double sink|
|Dining/Living||20' 8"; x 11' 1";|
|Ceilings||Exposed wood beams|
|Roof||Asphalt shingle, high pitched|
|Air conditioning||3 ton (36,000 BTU) central ducted plus an 18,000 BTU split unit for the master suite.|
The lower level is a separate self contained unit with one bedroom and ensuite plus built-in closet, kitchen, living area, and ground level patios outside. The lower level is connected to the main level via an internal staircase, though this can be closed off, as both levels have external access.
|Kitchen/dining/living||21' 10" x 23' x 6", built-in cupboards|
|Bedroom||19' 4" x 13' 10", ensuite: 4' 10" x 6' 10"|
|Ceilings||concrete from main level above|
|Air conditioning||2 ton (24,000 BTU) central ducted|
The roof deck above the garage enjoys the best views! Currently access to the roof deck is via an internal ladder from the main level, though this could be upgraded to a staircase. The roof deck has been built with the possible addition of partial cover for entertainment purposes in mind. See the roof deck photos in the gallery.
The garage is 47' x 32' with ample space for 3 cars. There is direct undercover access to the main level.
See the photo gallery for photos of the yard. The yard is fully fenced, but the fence is NOT built on the boundary – it just encloses a yard area. The property extends for some 100 ft to the east of the fence.
The gate is electric and can be controlled via a wireless remote from the house or car. There is a conduit from the house to the gate for installation of an intercom if required, though in the age of mobile phones, there is less need for this than was once the case. The gate has provision for its own backup battery, but this should not be needed when the generator/solar panels/batteries are being used.
The garden could be developed more if a new owner so wished, provided water needs were kept in mind. (Cistern water should be preserved for household use.) It would be possible to add a brown water garden watering system if desired by a keen gardener.
|Water||The house includes an 18,000 gallon cistern replenished by rain water from the roof, plus a pump to circulate the water. There is no connection to town (piped) water because of the isolation of the property, but the cistern capacity is ample for all normal household use.
Hot water is provided by an electrical hot water system for the whole house. In addition there are heaters in the shower heads. (Sometimes given the equitable climate in Antigua the only need for hot water is when showering, so the main hot water system can be turned off.)
|Electricity||The house is connected to the APUA (Antigua Public Utilities Authority) mains for dual voltage 220/110 electricity. 220V power drives the air conditioners, while the lights run on 110V. Power outlets are mostly 110V though some, mainly in the lower unit, provide both voltages.
APUA power is fairly reliable by Caribbean standards but is subject to more outages than developed country electricity sources, so the house has its own stand by generator and solar panels for use during outages, as described in the “Generator Building and Stand By Generator” section below.
|Internet||High speed LTE wireless internet is available from two suppliers: Flow or Digicel|
|Phone||Cell phone 4G coverage is available from two suppliers: Flow or Digicel. The property does not have a landline telephone connection.|
|Waste Disposal||Liquid waste is handled via a septic tank and soakaway. Solid waste just needs to be dropped off at a garbage house (garbage collection point) near the start of the access road to the property.|
The separate generator building [8' x 6' 8" on a 14' x 12" platform] with solar panels on its roof houses the electrical switchboard, breakers, batteries, and an inverter to convert from battery DC to AC power during an outage. The generator is a 15KW liquid propane powered unit, which starts automatically on a power outage, and stops when mains electricity returns. The use of batteries and an inverter means that the switch over is fast (even before the stand by generator is up to speed), with barely a flicker in the lights being seen. Note: The batteries need replacing. The capacity in KWH would depend on the replacement batteries selected.
15KW is ample power for the house and all appliances, even the air conditioning. The solar panels on the roof keep the batteries charged. The solar panels and batteries alone are sufficient to supply emergency power e.g. for lights or phone charging, potentially for days, in the event of an outage when the generator isn’t working e.g. if it has run out of gas.
The house is located in a peaceful area, has no passing traffic, and is at the end of its own access road, which deters intruders as their escape can be easily blocked. Thus security concerns are less than for most homes anywhere. However, provision for security has been made in two ways: burglar bars have been fitted, and a security system with cameras has been installed, though it is not currently in use, and would need re-commissioning if it were to be used.
Furniture and appliances are not included in the price, but the owner is willing to sell them if desired, Make an offer!
There is no pool currently, but there is ample space both within the fenced yard or beyond it to add a pool – a pool with a view!
There are no immediate neighbours! The closest currently are those living in the Peninsula development, or along the access road from Willikies village. See the map.
The vacant land on the peninsula closer to the sound is owned by just two people. If you should be interested in buying some of this land or the whole peninsula, contact us.
North Sound Views is reached by a gravel road off the road from Willikies that leads only to North Sound Views and the Peninsular development mentioned in "Neighbours" above. The last part of the access road near the property is private.
The access road is a bit rough, but this is a part of what ensures the privacy and tranquility of North Sound Views. There is zero drive by traffic. The road is trafficable in a normal two wheel drive car. A 4 wheel drive is not necessary. The road passes a goat farm, a pig farm, and a pond, so in driving in and out you would see a bit of rural Antigua!
The excellent Antiguan airport with direct flights to Europe and many parts of the US is about 30 minutes away.
For basic shopping Willikies village shops are half a mile away, but most people in Antigua go to “town” (St John's) for their main shopping. St John's is about 30 minutes drive away. Four of the biggest supermarkets in Antigua are on the Willikies side of town – Epicurean, First Choice, CostPro, and Gourmet Basket.
There are many good restaurants scattered around Antigua, but all are a drive away, either in town, in coastal hotels, or in coastal towns like English Harbour on the south coast about 20 minutes away. Some restaurants are seasonal, opening only for the main tourist season of November to May, but others do stay open all year round.
For any dealing with officialdom or medical services count on going to St John's.
For more on life in Antigua see our Antigua page.