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The perfect place to relax…a large pool is just a couple of steps from the veranda 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.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.
Situation in Antigua: Driftwood Cottage is situated on the north coast of Antigua. Five minutes from the airport and a 2-minute walk from Jabberwock Beach – the favorite beach of windsurfers and kite surfers. It is also within walking distance of 3 excellent restaurants, Le Bistro, The Waterfront and The Beehive. Boat trips and car hire can be arranged and St John’s and supermarkets are just minutes away.
Further amenities: The living area is uniquely decorated with lighting and accessories designed by Sarah - the 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.
Your hosts John and Sarah: Driftwood Cottage is an ideal base from which to explore Antigua and come back to in the evenings, or just relax with a good book all day and go out to discover the nightlife of Antigua. Your hosts John and Sarah Fuller have a wealth of island knowledge and love to share their 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. There is a wealth of information available on Antigua and Barbuda in the cottage and any trips can be booked at any time. Our aim is to help you enjoy Antigua as much as we do and create a holiday to remember.
" This has been a magical, memorable holiday/honeymoon. Driftwood Cottage surpassed our expectations. It was exactly what we hoped for and more, with a beautiful beach nearby for our wedding in paradise."
A beautiful romantic cottage set in a lovely private garden, waking up every morning to the site of bougainvillea, humming birds, other exotic birds and a dazzling pool-what more could you want.
A short walk away is the fabulous Jabberwock beach although a car is really required to reach other parts of this beautiful island. If you don't want to visit local restaurants an evening spent on the cottage verandah with your caribbean cocktail and listening to the local wildlife all go to make the holiday complete. The extremely friendly hosts Sarah and John are always on hand to help if need and are a wealth of local information and history.
We cannot recommend this cottage more highly, and will certainly return sooner rather than later.
Let me begin by saying that I am one of those people who does a TON of research before selecting a travel destination. That being said, the natural, rustic beauty of Driftwood cottage well exceeded my expectations. It is hard for me to imagine that there is a more romantic place to stay in Antigua. The grounds are loving maintained and made us feel like we were in our own private Garden of Eden. The newly refinished pool was ideal for a cooling dip and provided my wife a great place to sit and enjoy a good book, coupled with adult beverages. The wrap-around porch was perfect for romantic candle-lit dinners or a relaxing nap in one of the loungers. The cottage was well appointed and had everything we needed to self-cater or spend the day at the beach. The King sized bed was firm and we slept incredibly well. The open air windows and ceiling fans kept the bugs at bay and the cottage cool and comfortable. The Wi-Fi was weak at times, but we managed. Our hosts, Sarah and John were warm, welcoming and beyond helpful when it came to planning our daytrips, arranging for a car rental and recommending local dining options. If we needed anything, they we very responsive and accommodating. They have several delightful dogs which kept us company and from missing ours at home.
I would recommend this cottage on the North side of the island as an excellent base for exploring this beautiful island. It’s a short drive to the airport, restaurants, St. John’s and The Epicurean grocery store which has everything you need. There are 365 beaches on the Island, we fell in love with secluded Half Moon bay which was a scenic half an hour drive away. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here and hope to return soon.
This beautiful oasis located on tropical grounds in Hodges Bay was a slice of paradise for myself, my husband and our 4 year old. The cottage was such a lovely, peaceful place that quickly became our home away from home! The owners Sarah and John were so welcoming, with tons of great advise that helped guide our daily adventures around Antigua. Sarah and Johns friendly dogs were a very happy addition to our stay with visits that just delighted our daughter!! It is without any hesitation that I would recommend this wonderful place!
Having spent 3 weeks staying in Driftwood Cottage, over the Christmas and New Year period, we would recommend anyone looking for the perfect place to stay to look no further. The cottage itself is very pretty, with large folding doors opening onto a lovely terrace and swimming pool. What a delight to be able to leave these open at night, and wake to the sunshine streaming in. It is indeed idyllic.
Sarah and John, who own the cottage, were unbelievably kind to us, even inviting us to join the party on christmas Day! Always on hand with help and advice on the island, it felt like being part of an extended family. Which, of course, also has to include the dogs, who were never averse to a biscuit or three.
This is simply a beautiful place, and a wonderful base from which to explore the island. It is a taste of life as it should really be lived. We urge you to try it for yourself.
Jean and Mike December 2014
Only stayed for a couple of days and wished it had been for longer. What a find! Beautiful cottage in a lovely garden. The verandah, with plenty of relaxing areas, was really special. We loved everything about the cottage and Sarah and John made us feel so welcome - what lovely hosts. We look forward to returning.
This is a wonderful of oasis of calm set in a garden right out of a Rousseau painting. Watch hummingbirds feed among the flowers while you have breakfast and listen to the sea as you drift off to sleep. Sarah and John are kind and helpful hosts. My stay was everything I'd hoped for and more.
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Dec 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
price is inclusive: discounts for stays of 21 nights or over;
20% non-refundable deposit required to secure booking
Driftwood Cottage is a 5 min walk from Jabbewock Beach, and a 10 min drive from St John's City.
Jabbewock Beach is a 1/2 mile of white sand; kitesurfing is available from the beach.
3 restaurants close by to choose from.
Other Activities: kite surfing at Jabbewock Beach