Wrote this up for TA's hotel section. Thought I'd post it here first.
Lime Kove Villas
Brand New…Spectacular Views!
Listen up Anguilla lovers, here is a great new choice for accommodations on our favorite island.
Staying on the West End the last few trips we wanted to spend more time on Shoal Bay East. K’s Kove came to mind as we had a great experience there several years ago, but found it totally booked, as the good places always seem to be. Through emails with Raul Webster MD who books K’s Kove for his parents Gratel and Edward Webster, we discovered Lime Kove, Dr. Webster’s new villa in Island Harbour. Dr. Webster is a surgeon in the states and stays at the villa when he returns to Anguilla. And as all Anguilla addicts know, we all “must come back to Anguilla.” The question always seems to be “Where to stay?” Well, not anymore.
Currently there is no web site available for this villa. We got the information we needed by going to K’s Kove and contacting Dr Webster, or Raul, as he prefers. Here is the web page for quicker access: http://www.axa-villas.com/main.htm
Also, pictures that were sent to us of the property:
And more I took:
At first glance, Lime Kove appears to be one large villa, but actually consists of four entirely separate units. Each has two master suites with king-size beds. Dr. Webster told us they were still working on the upstairs units and the landscaping, but that the bottom two were fully furnished and functioning. He assurred us there would be no construction while we were there, and there wasn’t. While K’s Kove is known for exceptional value and comfortable accommodation, the amenities at Lime Kove take it up several notches. We decided to take a chance and be the first to try it and all I can say is, “Hey Mon, did we luck out or what!”
Lime Kove is located in Island Harbour directly across from K’s Kove but right smack on the water’s edge. The architecture is modern Caribbean with sweeping balconies and expansive ocean views. All the eye-popping greens and blues you would expect in the waters around Shoal Bay East can be viewed from the incredibly spacious living areas and balcony. Knowing the location, we were expecting nice views, but were stunned by the sparkling vistas that are an Anguilla addicts’s dream. An added bonus was snorkeling reefs right in front of the villa. We saw parrot fish and several other species, live sea fans and brain coral. The villa supplies snorkel equipment, chairs, and beach towels.
While both apartments are identically furnished, one looks out towards Scilly Cay with a more panoramic view, and a side balcony overlooking Island Harbour’s brightly painted fishing boats in the distance. We walked upstairs to see what height might add and it only gets more jawdropping.
Inside, expect beautiful tile floors throughout, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, granite tops again in the bathroom, glass block detail in the shower, air conditioning (on back orrder from the states, we didn’t need it in February), ceiling fans, flat screen T.V. and a washer and dryer in each unit. The furniture is brand new and intricately detailed wicker. Love, love, LOVED the mattress. Could I possibly stuff one into my suitcase? Great pillows and sheets too. So roomy and spacious you could comfortably vegitate for extended stays.
Outside, the balcony is complete with “Cap Julucaesque”chase lounges and a teak table that seats six. We had friends over for drinks as we watched the sun go down and the sea change colors. Perfect for entertaining. This trip, once again, we also let the brother and brother’s wife tag along again and found the side by side arrangement a wonderful set up for family or friends traveling together. We had the privacy of our own space yet there is a door that connects to a central hallway. You can choose to leave it open or locked as you wish.
Plans are for a pool right next to the ocean and the space should be spectacular when finished.
Nearby restaurants include Cote Mer and Sea Sand at KU with Chef Dale Carty. Hibernia sits just around the corner. But then again, dining in gives you better views than most restaurants. Pretty easy too, with great BBQ at the new Pit Stop (what a value and so convinent for take out). Can you say Le Bon Pain? Coconut pastry for breakfast with your ocean view?
All this complete with gracious owners who were both helpful yet non-intrusive, made our stay here a pleasure we will surely want to repeat. Current pricing at $250 a night will most certainly go up as the finishing touches conclude and what a great value for a two bedroom condo with spectacular views. My husband says, “Hush your mouth” but alas, some things are impossible.
Now if I can only get a room next year after word gets out???!!!