Tropical Romantic Hideaway Cottage in Antigua – Home 3547554 House
- 1 bedroom
- 3 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Tropical Romantic Hideaway Cottage in Antigua – Home 3547554
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 3
- 3 nights min stay
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 1 mi
- Swimming pool
- Child Friendly
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
A secluded romantic hideaway, Driftwood Cottage is a beautiful Caribbean-styled, self-catering cottage with large verandah, surrounded by magnificently lush tropical gardens.
It is the perfect place to relax…a large newly refurbished pool is just a couple of steps from the verandah and the cut stone deck is spectacularly surrounded by palms and bougainvillea, orchids and lily ponds. The energetic can swim, the less-so inclined can just dip in every now and then as they retire to the loungers and soak up the sun.
The romantic exterior leads to the even more romantic interior, which boasts a wonderful 18th century four-poster king size bed, and high airy ceilings. The living area is uniquely decorated with lighting and accessories designed by a local potter. There is also cable T.V., a well-stocked library and an additional sofa bed. Voltage is 110.There is a charming bathroom, and fully fitted kitchen area with a BBQ grill by the pool. All linens and towels are included and there is an iron and a hairdryer if needed.
The fabulously large verandah is ideal for enjoying meals, sipping a rum-punch sundowner, or just relaxing in the hammock or loungers. Here you can gaze down at the tempting aquamarine pool, or just soak in the tropical surroundings – the sun shimmers and filters through the greenery, and hummingbirds and bananaquits dart around in their daily business.
Driftwood Cottage is situated on the north coast of Antigua. Five minutes from the airport and a 2-minute walk from Jabberwock Beach – the favourite beach of windsurfers and kite surfers. It is also 5 minutes from 4 excellent restaurants, Le Bistro,Tides, Cecelia's and Ocean Cafe. Boat trips and car hire can be arranged and St John’s and supermarkets are just minutes away.
It is an ideal base from which to explore Antigua, or just relax with a good book. Your hosts John and Sarah Fuller have a wealth of island knowledge; Sarah runs a fantastic little Pottery and shop in St. John’s and John, a famous lawyer on the island is also a history and ecology buff. Both are extremely helpful and eager to make sure your holiday is a memorable one.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Full bath
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Shared garden
- Internet access
- Satellite TV
- Stereo system
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Please contact the owner
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.
2 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Nov 2019
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
– based on 42 reviews
- Very Good
We absolutely loved this cottage! It’s all true .... everything the guests say about it. Driftwood Cottage is a sweet historic building, lovingly decorated in Antiguan summer blue, with an elega… More
Response from the owner Thank you for such lovely words. We are so pleased that you had such a great trip to Antigua and that our cottage met all your expectations. We would love you to visit again... have a great summer. Sarah & John
This was a return visit and as I've said before it always feels like coming home. Everything about this cottage is stunning - the wrap around terrace which gives the cottage such a feeling of sp… More
Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely words. We love having you both to stay and helping you to have the best vacation! Please do come back before too long... John & Saran
“Home away from home”
This time, when we came back to stay with Sarah and John who have become almost family over these years, Sarah said she was glad she was apparently doing the right thing for travellers like us, who co… More
Response from the owner Thank you so much for your very kind words! We really enjoy you both visiting us every year, we look forwards to it! John and I try to make sure our guests have and enjoy the vacation they look forwards to, especially when temperatures start dropping up north! Hopefully we will see you later this year! Sarah & John
“Dream holiday location.”
Wow. Just wow. What a place and what people! Sarah and John made our stay so perfect, they were incredibly helpful and so so friendly, even sourcing us freshly caught wahoo to grill on the bbq by the … More
Response from the owner Thank you both for taking the time to write a review! We loved having you stay in the cottage and showing you the best of Antigua. We are so pleased that you had a great time and hope that you will visit us again before too long. Happy New Year, Sarah & John
“Can you say paradise?”
What a fantastic stay this was in Antigua! This was 5-10 minutes from the airport, but, you felt like you were in your own paradise. Lovingly landscaped with gorgeous tropical flowers and plants, al… More
Response from the owner Thank you for your very kind words. We are so pleased that you had a great time both in Antigua and at our cottage. John and I love to share our knowledge of our beautiful island and we look forwards to welcoming you both back before too long! Sarah
“A little bit of paradise”
Thanks again to Sarah and John for their warm welcome and attentions during our stay in their cottage. We had a terrific time and kept moving between the open accomodation and the pool which we use f… More
Response from the owner Thank you both for coming to share our little corner of paradise. We love to share our island knowledge and ensure that our guests have a great time doing what they want to do... We look forwards to welcoming you back soon!
A return visit after two years and my heart missed a beat turning into the house! It is still the most welcoming, comfortable cottage set in a gorgeous tropical garden and Sarah and John couldn'… More
Response from the owner Thank you so much for your kind words, we really enjoyed having you to stay and hope to see you back here again before too long. Antigua is still warm and sunny!! Sarah
“Beautiful - relaxing, private, charming”
Firstly, Sarah is a superb host. Friendly, accessible, helpful, but discrete - not intrusive. A personal concierge, in a way. Secondly, this cottage is in a great location for accessing beaches, shops… More
Response from the owner Thank you so much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure getting to know you both and to help you make the most of your holiday. I am so pleased that you enjoyed not only our cottage but also Antigua...(not forgetting the dogs of course!). John and I look forwards to welcoming you back here again before too long Sarah
“Cozy tropical paradise”
Cozy and private, this lovely open-air cottage is tucked away in the middle of a lush garden of a large private residence in the more affluent part of Antigua. Thank God, untouched by Irma this year,… More
Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely words, we so enjoyed having you to stay again. Wishing your family a joyous Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Hope to see you in 2018! Best Sarah
“Magical secluded Trooical Hideaway”
I wake up this morning having to bid farewell to Antigua and all the wonderful, warm and kind hearted people. We have stayed at Sarah's Tropical cottage tucked in an oasis of lush green palm tree… More
Response from the owner Thank you Mac and Jen, it was an absolute pleasure having you to stay and we hope you will come back to enjoy the rest of our beaches! Sarah & John
- How do I find more info about the property?
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- What if I have questions before I book?
Send Sarah (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.
- How do I contact Sarah (the owner)?
Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.
If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Sarah the owner's contact details or send them a message.
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- How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?
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- How do I pay for my vacation?
Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Sarah (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.
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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.
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- How can I withdraw my booking request?
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- How do I cancel my booking?
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- How do I make changes to my booking?
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