Manboyana, is a beautifully located oceanfront estate property comprised of a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom main residence, spacious one-bedroom guest cottage, private dock, and a sandy, cove beach. Located on a gently sloping 2.7 acre waterfront parcel of landscaped tropical gardens, the home is situated within the private gated community of Emerald Cove. Approached via a meandering road leading to the property’s spectacular waterfront setting, one will most certainly relish the panoramic ocean views of Antigua’s scenic East Coast enjoyed from this stunning property.
On arrival a pathway and a few steps lead you from the car port and through the beautifully maintained gardens, emblazoned with tropical plants and bright hues, to the front porch and main entrance. A large vestibule opens to a spacious living room with stunning views out to sea. Glass sliding doors on two sides allow for cooling tropical breezes to flow through. The design of the lounge takes in 180-degree views of the ocean and convenient access to swimming pool, lounging deck and manicured lawns which lead directly to the waterfront.
Shady covered outside dining is on two sides with a choice of an eight-seater rectangular table or a more intimate round table for six persons, perfect for an al fresco dining experience. A wonderful shady seating area faces the pathway down to the private dock and a sandy cove beach for taking a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear azure waters.
The Villa kitchen is to the right of the hallway and is equipped with a full range of modern stainless-steel appliances. A compact larder nook is to one side and there are ample work surfaces for the preparation of Caribbean culinary magic. The kitchen door leads out a stone pathway and steps down to the laundry and large storage areas, which house the pool pumps, and hot water storage as well as a large store currently used for maintenance.
Manboyana is built in an attractive, traditional style of solid concrete and furnished in an Italian style. All bedrooms have queen beds, fitted closets, ceiling fans, air conditioning, and open out onto their own private, covered patio. Two of the bedrooms in the main house have ensuite bathrooms, with the third having an adjacent house bathroom. Two of the three bedrooms in the main house also offer open sea and pool views with the third having beautiful views over the sea towards the world-renowned Mill Reef Club beyond. The bedrooms and bathrooms are styled in a classical fashion, with splashes of colour mixed with the clean lines of Italian ceramic tiles.
The guest cottage is a few steps from the front door and as a recent addition is styled with a slightly more contemporary feel, with a double bedroom and ensuite bathroom. There is an outdoor wc and shower adjacent for the convenience of those using the pool. With its unobstructed views over the lawns to the open sea beyond, the guest cottage is a magical addition to an already beautiful property.
The outdoor pool deck stretches the width of the house and embraces a custom-designed, free form pool with max depth of 1.5m (about 5 feet).
Manboyana is offered for sale furnished and in line with many luxury Caribbean properties leans towards self-sufficiency. There is a backup generator just in case of a temporary lapse in government electricity, adequate water storage and cooking is by propane gas. The concrete construction private dock is L shaped and the main arm is 65 feet long with a depth of around 15ft. The property offers the benefit of being in a gated community with 24/7 security.
This 2.7 acre parcel presents a wonderful opportunity for expansion.