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Sarah Fuller

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Romantic Hideaway - Caribbean-styled cottage in lush tropical gardens

29 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Antigua Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 pull-out sofabed, sleeps 2-3

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah Fuller (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

" 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."
Sep 2005
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based on 29 traveler reviews

Romantic Hideaway - Caribbean-styled cottage in lush tropical gardens
average rating of 4.965517 based on 34 reviews
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Tropical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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The perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we loved having you to stay and look forwards to longer next time!! Sarah
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A wonderful oasis

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Harleysville PA
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Amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Jason and I spent 6 days in this wonderful cottage for our anniversary this year. The cottage was very clean, private, and peaceful. I was a bit worried about sleeping under the mosquito net since I typically get eaten alive but we have no problems at all! We never once closed our doors or windows since the breeze was lovely and you could not see the main house from ours. Sarah and John were very kind and helpful. We enjoyed having the dogs around as well since we were missing ours back home. Sarah and John, thank you for creating this perfect hideaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week here at John and Sarah's cottage on the north coast of Antigua, prior to a second week at one of the resorts (for a friend's wedding). The cottage was spacious and airy, with all necessary amenities. The pool was terrific to cool off in and relax. One of our favourite features was the large, wide covered veranda where we ate all our home cooked meals, and relaxed in the hammock.

This was a great place to base for exploring the rest of the island and was close to many nice restaurants and only 15min from downtown St Johns.

Sarah and John were terrific hosts and were more than happy to help out with any questions or advice, and the dogs were very friendly.

A car is recommended as there is not too much within walking distance of the cottage. The only small negative were the mosquitoes in the evening, but that was easily overcome with some repellant and the bed's net worked great.

We enjoyed this much more than the week at the all inclusive resort, and would definitely stay here again when we return to Antigua.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

St. John Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 23 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$151
 
 
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$183
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

price is inclusive: discounts for stays of 21 nights or over;
20% non-refundable deposit required to secure booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Antigua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Towels, Beach towels, hair dryer, Soap and toiletries provided
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Antique 4-poster
  • Features an Antique 4-Poster King sized Bed and a single pullout sofa bed. All Linens and towels provided. Beach towels too.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The large pool is surrounded by a large cut stone deck - 3 lounge chairs are available for soaking up the sun or reading in the shade. The cottage is surrounded by palms,bougainvillea, orchids and the fabulously large veranda 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 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 Sarah - the potter.

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