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Romantic Hideaway - Caribbean-styled cottage in lush tropical gardens

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Sarah Fuller
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

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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Amenities

Saint Mary Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • pets not allowed
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Romantic Hideaway - Caribbean-styled cottage in lush tropical gardens
average rating of 4.967742 based on 36 reviews
5

FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so pleased that you had a lovely time and enjoyed both our cottage and Antigua. We both look forwards to seeing you here again before too long. Sarah
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5

Romantic and relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a great holiday, and enjoyed both Antigua and our cottage. We look forwards to seeing you back here again before too long. Thank you Sarah
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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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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Saint Mary Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

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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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
VC Bird Airport, Antigua
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Casanova Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Le Bistro
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jabbewock Beach
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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