We stayed at Mitch and Marjorie's "Patsy's Seaside Villas" for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year's. We chose Patsy's mostly because of the great price- it was one of the only places in Anguilla where we could afford to stay for 2 weeks. We were not disappointed- Patsy's met all our expectations and we hope to come back soon.
Mitch and Marjorie were very helpful. They gave us some food in the refrigerator to get us started, and they helped us to rent bikes and a car. They even did our laundry for us. Despite it being Christmas (all 6 suites were occupied), the villa was quite quiet. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The patio was large and had a great ocean front view. The beach was about 30 feet from our door, and we had a great view of St. Marten across the way. The beach is not one of the better ones on Anguilla, but it was nice for a morning and before dinner dip. Mitch constantly raked the seaweed to keep the beach nice and tidy.
The location is very convenient for exploring the island, particularly the west end. We rented bikes and cycled around most of the island. Many great beaches are within a 10km radius of Patsy's, including- Rendezvous Bay, Cove Bay, Mead Bay, Long Bay, Barnes Bay, and Shoal Bay West. Patsy's is a very short walk (less than 5 minutes) from the Blowing Point Ferry. Blowing Point is a small town, but it has a good mini grocery store (Ashley's and Sons) and a number of cheap good local restaurants (Big Jim's makes a great $2.50 shark sandwich). The excellent Ferryboat Inn is right next door- the staff there was incredibly friendly and they made the best rum punch on the island.
We only had a couple of problems on our stay, and they were very minor. We had to constantly fight with our screen door- it was always stuck or falling off. Also, the water is heated by solar power, and we had a couple of days with no hot water. This probably was only a problem because it was Christmas and there were lots of guests. There is also occasionally a slight diesel smell, because of the nearby ferries. This didn't bother me, and after a while I didn't notice it any more. During the day you can hear the ferries, but at night it is very quiet.
I would highly recommend Patsy's to anyone looking for an affordable Anguilla vacation. Most of the guests we met there have been returning there year after year, and it's easy to understand why!