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Tropical Romantic Hideaway Cottage in Antigua

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
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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 we...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. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
About the Owner
Sarah F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2012
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Reviewed 22 July 2020

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Date of stay: December 2019
Reviewed 11 April 2020

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 so much during our stay in...More

Date of stay: March 2020
1  Thank Ian_Helen01
Reviewed 12 March 2020

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 ready for the...More

Date of stay: March 2020
1  Thank 256GCo256
Reviewed 5 March 2020

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 knowledge of the island. She offered us a lift to the...More

Date of stay: February 2020
1  Thank AndyRonda
Reviewed 1 March 2020

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.

Date of stay: January 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

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 couple. Gorgeous garden with enormous pool, bbq, terraces and everything you might need....More

Date of stay: February 2020
2  Thank Robbydutch
Reviewed 23 May 2019

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 elegant antique bed, handmade lamps and lots of nice touches such as fish soap-dishes. Even...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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GlobeTrotting733496, VR Owner at Tropical Romantic Hideaway Cottage in Antigua, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

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

Reviewed 12 March 2019

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 space, the incredible gardens, lovingly cared for and always something...More

Date of stay: February 2019
1  Thank 256GCo256
GlobeTrotting733496, VR Owner at Tropical Romantic Hideaway Cottage in Antigua, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2019

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

Reviewed 23 January 2019

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 come back year after year. So when my...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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GlobeTrotting733496, VR Owner at Tropical Romantic Hideaway Cottage in Antigua, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

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...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

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 pool, simply heaven. Days were spent lounging...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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GlobeTrotting733496, VR Owner at Tropical Romantic Hideaway Cottage in Antigua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

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...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
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. Jabberwock is a 1/2 mile stretch of white sand, a favourite of windsurfers and kite-surfers. It is also 5 minutes drive away from 4 excellent restaurants, Le Bistro, Garden Grill, Cecelia's and Ocean Point Restaurant. Boat trips and car hire can be arranged and St John's and supermarkets are just minutes away.
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