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.
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About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 09 Sep 2021
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
– based on 48 reviews
- Very Good
“Tropical hideaway with luxury pool”
This was our first stay in Antigua and won’t be the last. Firstly we would like to thank Sarah and John who have been the most amazing hosts. From the moment we arrived they made us feel so welcome. We were a little apprehensive driving when we first arrived and wanted to go to the shops. John kindly drove ahead of us to show us where the supermarket was to help us get used to the roads. (Dont be put off driving, we were confident on the roads in no time at all) Sarah and John have a wealth of knowledge of the island and are always happy to provide any information you need about places to visit, restaurants etc. We were in Antigua Xmas 2019 and they invited us to join their family for Christmas dinner. They would pop by to check we were ok and ask if there was anything we needed or wanted to know throughout our stay. We really liked the fact that they were never intrusive but we knew they were always there if we needed them. Can’t thank you both enough. So that’s the hosts, but what about Driftwood? Driftwood cottage is a converted school house. As previous guests have stated, the bed is huge and very comfortable but it really is the outside space that speaks volumes. The cottage is surrounded by a beautiful veranda. We enjoyed spending time on the veranda sipping away drinks, while watching the beautiful birds swooping down. The colours of them were amazing. The pool, WOW, a good size pool and extremely clean. A lovely way to cool down when sunbathing or returning back from the beach after a hot day. The cottage is in a good location but you do need a car. We could drive anywhere on the island within a 40 minute drive. We had a lovely stay at Driftwood Cottage and hope to return again soon. Thank you Sarah and John
“Our Sanctuary in Paradise”
We returned to Driftwood Cottage in March 2020 for our second stay, and it was just as though we had never been away. It was our sanctuary from the chaos unfolding in the World. We had planned to do s… More
“Another Wonderful Stay”
We come back year after year and still we are astounded by the beauty of this place. This was a very special stay for us, being a few weeks away from our wedding and we took the time to relax and get… More
“Have no doubts!”
We stayed at Driftwood for four nights in February and absolutely adored the place and the set-up. Sarah is a great hostess - extremely attentive to details and very generous with her time and knowled… More
Beautiful paradise! Can’t say enough good things about this place and the hosts, Sara and John. We arrived after a frustrating travel day to find this oasis where our troubles melted away.
Can we give it 6 stars? Just wonderful. Exactly what we hoped for and a lot more. Beautiful traditional and historic cottage, stunning surroundings and wonderful hosts. The perfect getaway for a coupl… More
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
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- How do I make changes to my booking?
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