Award-Winning 1-Bedroom Cottage in 5-Minute Walk from Beach [#393275] | View Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)
$1575 - $2100/wk US Dollars
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OUTSTANDING STAYGuest comment entered by owner
What an amazing stay in Antigua. From the outset Gaby and Douglas were helpful. My emails were always responded to and car hire was arranged for us with no hassle whatsoever. The cottage was lovely with so many of the features that are useful when catering for yourself. The cool box and tupperware boxes were so handy for taking lunch to the beach and the BBQ was amazing for our evenings in. The cottage was clean and tidy with a lovely bed and a great shower room. What really helped us was all the advice and directions Gaby and Douglas gave us. We toured some amazingly beautiful beaches that were away from the resort crowds. Without their wealth of experience we just wouldn't of found these places. They booked us into a couple of recommended restaurants that were outstanding. Sunset cocktails and dinner at the Sheer Rocks restaurant was amazing. I would advise navigation of some sort as the paper map is not that detailed. I downloaded a free offline sat nav app to my phone called OsmAnd that helped us no end. Douglas even told me he had a hand in the islands mapping! I really hope we can visit Antigua again soon. If so we would most definitely stay at Yepton Estate Cottages.
- Guest Tom and Michaela
- Date of stay 12/08/13
- Review Submitted 12/18/13
A WONDERFUL BASE FOR EXPLORING ANTIGUAGuest comment entered by owner
A WONDERFUL BASE FOR EXPLORING ANTIGUA
We were making our first visit to Antigua and made the decision to stay at the Yepton Cottages based upon reviews here. We were not disappointed. The cottages were beautifully well equipped; the setting next to the lagoon, populated by all sorts of birds (including numerous well-fed Pelicans), was tranquil and quiet but also only a short walk to the beach. The best part of our visit, however, was the hospitality of Gaby and Douglas - they took hours out of their schedules to take us to the supermarket and advise us on the best local produce, and to explain all the local roads and the best ways to navigate the island and find its hidden gems. We only spent five days in Antigua and if we had stayed at an big resort I don't think we would have seen much of the island, but thanks to Gaby and Douglas's suggestions we feel like we explored in every direction. I couldn't imagine returning to Antigua and not staying at Yepton again.
- Guest Margaret and Paul
- Date of stay 12/07/13
- Review Submitted 12/18/13
WE'LL BE BACKGuest comment entered by owner
WE'LL BE BACK
What a beautiful place. Charming well-equipped cottages. Peaceful location, away from the crowds. Coconut Beach is 5 minutes walk. Deep Bay, a little further away, became a daily pilgrimage for us, swimming and dozing and basking in blissful forgetfulness of a northern hemisphere winter. Gaby and Douglas have created a haven of tranquility here. They are genuine, generous and welcoming people but they know when to leave you alone too. A perfect balance. They are also hugely knowledgeable about the island which we found very helpful. When we go back to Antigua, we will definitely stay with them again (if they're not booked up!).
- Guest Becky and Chris
- Date of stay 12/06/13
- Review Submitted 12/05/13
FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAYGuest comment entered by owner
FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY
Lovely hosts, in Gaby and Doug, who are full of information about the island. Cottages are very comfy, clean and beautifully furnished. Very relaxing spot.
- Guest Alice and Michal
- Date of stay 11/15/13
- Review Submitted 12/03/13
HAD A FANTASTIC TIMEGuest comment entered by owner
HAD A FANTASTIC TIME
Very friendly reception from the owners, lots of tips and information about Antigua . Superb setting on the lagoon , well appointed eclectic accommodation. Very comfy bed and well equipped kitchen and BBQ . Had a fantastic time . Thank you !
- Guest Rick and Natalie
- Date of stay 10/28/13
- Review Submitted 11/10/13
Ich sehne mich jetzt noch zurück nach YeptonGuest comment entered by owner
Ich sehne mich jetzt noch zurück nach Yepton
Ich sehne mich jetzt noch zurück nach Yepton Cottages und deren wunderbaren Inhabern Gabriela und Douglas!! Für diesen Urlaub habe ich einen ruhigen Platz gesucht, an dem ich mich entspannen kann und dennoch die Möglichkeit habe, etwas in der Gegend zu unternehmen. Nach einem sehr herzlichen Empfang durch Gabriela und einer Flasche Wein als Begrüßungsgeschenk, habe ich als erstes mein kleines Cottage bezogen. Dieses war mit allem Komfort für meinen Aufenthalt eingerichtet: bequemes großes Bett, ein toll eingerichtete Küche, ein superschönes Bad mit begehbarer Dusche, TV/DVD-Player wer mag, Sitzgelegenheiten und einer A/C. Nicht zu vergessen, die große Veranda, auf der man besonders morgens den Vögeln beim Fischen im See zuschauen kann.Nach dem ich mich eingerichtet hatte, ist Gabriela mit mir zum Supermarkt gefahren. Dieser lässt keine Wünsche offen. Insgesamt verfügt die kleine und feine Anlage über mehrere unterschiedlich große Cottages, welche sehr sauber,gepflegt und gemütlich sind. Die Anlage liegt direkt an einem kleinen See, der zum Verweilen einlädt und hinter dem Strand liegt. Es gibt auch einen kleinen Pool, der zum Erfrischen einlädt. Zum Strand sind es ca. 5 Gehminuten und befindet sich in einer kleinen Bucht.Es ist dort nicht überlaufen und das Wasser und der Sand sind einfach gigantisch. Von Douglas erhielt ich an einem Morgen einen Überblick über die Insel und mögliche Aktivitäten. Wenn man möchte, buchen die Beiden dies auch für einen. Zusätzlich bekam ich ganz viele Informationen über die Insel und deren Einwohner von Douglas und Gabi.Ich kann nur jeden empfehlen, der keine AI-Hotelanlage sucht, ein Cottage zu buchen.Ich hatte wundervolle und entspannte 8 Tage dort. Es war genau das Richtige an Entspannung und Ruhe.Douglas und Gabi haben sich wundervoll um mich gekümmert und haben immer all meine Fragen beantwortet.
- Guest Katrin
- Date of stay 10/14/13
- Review Submitted 10/14/13
EXCELLENT PLACE TO STAYGuest comment entered by owner
EXCELLENT PLACE TO STAY
We had the most beautiful holiday Gaby and Doug gave the best service one can hope for when holidaying you sure can't get that type of personal great service at a hotel our home anytime we are in Antigua.
- Guest Lorraine and Colin
- Date of stay 10/03/13
- Review Submitted 10/03/13
A WONDERFUL STAYGuest comment entered by owner
A WONDERFUL STAY
I have been to Antigua somewhere between 100 and 150 times (I have lost count), and the stay at Yepton Estate Cottages definitely ranks among the very top. The owners/managers, Gaby and Douglas Luery, could not have been more welcoming. Gaby called and emailed me ahead of time, furnishing me with directions that were perfect in terms of accuracy. When I arrived at the property, Gaby was there to provide me with a thorough briefing on how things worked, and even supplied me with a local cellphone for me to use for local calls, saying they'd absorb the first EC$5 of any cost (US$1 = EC$2.67 approx). She even offered to drive me to the supermarket, which I didn't need as I had a rental car, but which I was really grateful for. (Fun fact: Gaby, originally from Austria, is Austria's Honorary Consul to Antigua -- you will see a sign to this effect at the property.) The accommodation (I had cottage #5, essentially a roomy studio/efficiency with a king bed) was clean and comfortable, and everything worked well, including the air conditioning and hot water (from solar panels). The kitchen was well-equipped, and aside from electric kettle, coffee-maker, liquidizer, etc. provided useful things like salt and pepper and coffee machine filters, which can be a waste to buy during short trips. (Gaby also suggested I ask her if I needed any cooking ingredients, as she would likely have and would be only too pleased to share them.) The property also has a small pool with a very pleasant seating/lounging area, and is adjacent to a lake/lagoon that has pelicans diving for fish!! I noted only two small drawbacks associated with the property, neither of which is within the owners'/managers' control. The first is that one needs a car to go anywhere (e.g., shopping, restaurants, etc.). Gaby mentioned that Yepton beach was within walking distance (one needs to cross the coconut beach all-inclusive property, who are apparently quite obliging), though I didn't have time to go. The second is that, try as I might to keep the accommodation squeaky-clean, it was impossible to keep insects (a fast-moving type of miniature ant) away. BUT I can also confirm that anywhere else I've stayed in Antigua in August had the same, and at least Yepton provides insect spray for one to use if necessary. Mosquitoes were no more a problem than elsewhere in Antigua -- meaning I'd probably use repellant when going outside at dusk or at dawn, but otherwise not much of an issue.
- Guest Ali
- Date of stay 10/02/13
- Review Submitted 10/02/13
PARADISE IN AUGUSTGuest comment entered by owner
PARADISE IN AUGUST
We had a most wonderful holiday at Yepton Estate. Nothing was too much for Gabby and Douglas from the moment we made our first internet enquiry to saying goodbye after two fantastic weeks away. All the previous reviews are TRUE - as hard as it is to believe that one place could provide so much. The cottage was all that was promised - well equipped and beautifully clean. The trip to the local supermarket with Gabby on arrival much appreciated. Douglas' advice on map reading, driving and places to visit was so informative - giving anecdotes and history to enrich our experience. The location by the lake was idyllic and the whole island, especially the beaches, was beautiful. We were constantly surprised how quiet everywhere was at this time of the year - beaches almost to ourselves! Thoroughly recommend this for a holiday of a life time especially if you're looking for a bespoke service at a great price. Thank you Gabby and Douglas.
- Guest Paul and Rachel
- Date of stay 09/29/13
- Review Submitted 09/29/13
THIS PLACE IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FORGuest comment entered by owner
THIS PLACE IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR
For us it started out as an adventure with our drive from the airport to Yepton Estates, steering wheel on the right side of the car and driving on the left side of the road.. (Gabriela's direction were perfect) this will make you pay attention. When we arrived Gabby & Douglas met us with open arms, showed us to our cottage and then took us to the local market for all provision. They gave us a local cell phone to carry with us for the trip in case of an emergency or just for directions, they made us feel so welcome. Douglas sat down with us to go over a map of Antigua pointing out each and every point of interest (this was a huge plus for efficiently seeing the entire island). The island boasts 365 beaches and they are all postcard beautiful and all public, I recommend packing a picnic lunch and cruising the coast line everyday. The people of Antigua are all so friendly and will do anything to make you feel at home on their lovely island paradise.By the second day we were veteran drivers and no longer nervous to go anywhere. The local golf course offers beautiful vistas with amazing views, not a fancy course but challenging and worth a round. Our cottage was exactly what we were looking for it was comfortable, clean, private, quite, and had everything you could ever need. The view from our front patio was so tranquil and relaxing that you are tempted to spend the day just sitting and doing nothing. There is a beautiful beach just a few minutes walk away, but the entire island is one beautiful beach after another. We also enjoyed an afternoon at Stingray City swimming with the stingrays this was a blast, Gabby made the arrangements for us and seems to know everyone on the island, again a big plus. Antigua is a very easy island to navigate with a rent car, but also has tour buses and taxis if you are not so daring. My wife and I have traveled to dozens of islands for vacation and have stayed at all levels of resorts and spa, I will tell you that Yepton Estates Cottages is at the top of our stays. There is nothing but five star service at Gabriela & Douglas's piece of paradise. I would like to take this moment to thank them both for making our trip memorable. Don't look anywhere else if you are going to Antigua this is the place to stay!! Wayne & Kimber
- Guest Wayne and Kimberley
- Date of stay 09/23/13
- Review Submitted 09/23/13
WE WOULD GO BACK TOMORROWGuest comment entered by owner
WE WOULD GO BACK TOMORROW
Secluded, quiet and peaceful. Super well equipped cottages, walking distance to lovely beaches and the BBQ was the icing on the cake for us! Doug's virtual tour of the island told us everything we needed to know! Especially some great eating places in amazing locations!! Fantastic place, fantastic hosts and an all round fantastic holiday experience, definitely to be recommended!! The glowing reviews attracted us to this place and we were sooo pleased when they all turned out to be well founded. Gabriella and Doug's friendly and relaxed but at the same time very efficient help in organising our trip was invaluable and definitely helped us get the best out of our holiday! I've already been recommending this place to all my friends!
- Guest Lisa and Ben
- Date of stay 09/02/13
- Review Submitted 09/22/13
DES VACANCES PARADISIAQUESGuest comment entered by owner
DES VACANCES PARADISIAQUES
Nous avons adoré notre séjour à Yepton Estates! Les petits chalets sont très bien équipés, très propres et ont chacun une terrasse avec une table qui offre une superbe vue sur la piscine et la lagune. Une courte marche de 5-7 minutes nous permettait d'accéder à une magnifique plage de sable blanc sur laquelle il y avait rarement plus d'une quinzaine de personnes à la fois (mois d'août). Gabriella et Douglas ont tout fait pour que notre séjour soit des plus relaxant et agréable. Ils nous ont chaleureusement accueillis à notre arrivée et nous ont offert un verre avant de nous expliquer les activités qui s'offraient à nous. Ils se sont occupés des réservations pour le restaurant, les taxis et les activités. Gabriella nous a même accompagnés à l'épicerie afin que nous puissions acheter de la nourriture pour la semaine. Nos vacances ont été très reposantes et c'est exactement ce que nous voulions. Toutefois, Gabriella nous a fait part du fait qu'il y a plusieurs sites à visiter et beaucoup d'histoire et de richesse. La prochaine fois que nous voyagerons à Antigua, il n'y a aucun doute que nous séjournerons à Yepton Estates et avec l'aide de Gabriella nous établirons un trajet qui nous permettra de découvrir les richesses de l'Île
- Guest Veronique et Robert
- Date of stay 08/22/13
- Review Submitted 08/29/13
PERFECT FOR USGuest comment entered by owner
PERFECT FOR US
The hosts were fantastic, thought of everything. The cottages are perfect and well equipped. The location has a wonderful view, offers privacy, and is only a 5 min walk to a lovely beach. We actually loved everything about out stay at Yepton, it was more than perfect
- Guest HEATHER AND WADE
- Date of stay 08/15/13
- Review Submitted 08/24/13
TRAUMHAFTE TAGEGuest comment entered by owner
Wir haben im August 2013 mit unseren beiden fast erwachsenen Töchtern traumhafte Tage in den Yepton Estate Cottages verbracht. Gabriela und Douglas sind supernett und superhilfsbereit und haben die besten Tipps für tolle Ausflüge, Strände und Restaurants. Die Cottages sind gemütlich eingerichtet und sehr komfortabel. Unschlagbar ist der idyllische Blick von der Terrasse auf den See. Es ist ein echtes Naturerlebnis, wenn sich dort die Reiher die Fische aus dem Wasser holen. Die Zeit in Yepton war leider viel zu schnell vorbei!
- Guest Jochen und Desiree
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 09/15/13
FABULOUS ANTIGUAN PRIVATE COTTAGESGuest comment entered by owner
FABULOUS ANTIGUAN PRIVATE COTTAGES
We loved our stay at Yepton Estates. Gabriella and Douglas worked very hard to plan a holiday tailored just for us. From booking restaurants and tours to going over a map of the island in detail with us, they made sure we saw all the sights that would interest us and many more, giving us a taste of the real Antigua. The cottages are simple but very comfortable and well-equipped. The maid service on Tuesday was first-rate! We would recommend this place to anyone!
- Guest Andrea and Nick
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/07/13
BEST HOSPITALITY POSSIBLE!Guest comment entered by owner
BEST HOSPITALITY POSSIBLE!
If you are looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy a beautiful, peaceful setting, YEPTON ESTATES is for you! Only a 5 min. walk from a beautiful beach and the privacy the cottages give you can't be beat! It's a great retreat away from the hotels that can be noisy and crowded...and you can eat out or relax and enjoy a home cooked meal right on the great porch at Yepton! Cottages are equipped with everything that you need. You will never find better hosts as Gabriela and Douglas! From the minute you arrive to the time you leave, their concern is making sure that you enjoy your vacation! Just say the word and they will make it happen! Rental cars and taxis are even brought right to you! If we were ever to go back to Antigua, they would be a big reason why!!!
- Guest Terry and Margie ---Wisconsin
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
SO PLEASED WE CHOSE YEPTON COTTAGESGuest comment entered by owner
SO PLEASED WE CHOSE YEPTON COTTAGES
We stayed just 6 nights but felt very impressed at the hospitality shown by Gabriella & Douglas. They were so helpful with any request and provided everything we could possibly need in the cottage. The setting was very peaceful and beautiful with a variety of birds and animals to watch. We had BBQ's every night. The cottages were close to the capital St Johns with two nice beaches within walking distance. All in all a great place to stay and one we would recommend to anyone.
- Guest Christian and Annie
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 06/30/13
OUR FAVOURITE PLACEGuest comment entered by owner
OUR FAVOURITE PLACE
Just Back from Yepton for the 3rd Time. Best place to stay in Antigua for a relaxing stay. Great Relaxing Holiday. Good base for getting around this lovely island. Great Hosts Gabriela And Douglas can’t do enough for you. Immaculately Clean. Nice beach just a short walk away. Our favourite place .
- Guest Ian and Jackie
- Date of stay 05/12/13
- Review Submitted 05/28/13
YEPTON ESTATE COTTAGES, FIVE STAR ALL THE WAYGuest comment entered by owner
YEPTON ESTATE COTTAGES, FIVE STAR ALL THE WAY
You could not pick a better place to stay at to see the real Island of Antigua...Five star service, spotlessly clean and tasteful bungalows with full kitchens, dining area, bedroom, air conditioning, wrap around porch, view of the lake and the beach beyond, barbeque and a hammock swinging on your very own porch. Gabriella and Douglas pay attention to every single detail and will rent you a vehicle, give instructions, give you a cell phone to use in case you get lost. I cannot go on enough about this gem on the island. This couple and their estate cottages are real ambassadors of the island. If you want a taste of Antigua and want some peace and natural surroundings this is the place. Five star hotels are over rated as far as I am concerned....this was the best experience we have had and just so comfortable. Plan your day trips with the help of Douglas....and Gabriella is there for any little thing you may need....it's win win all the way! If you want reservations they know where the best places are and will arrange that personally. Getting married....they do weddings too. Family get together, celebrations such as honeymoons, anniversaries...they do those too. Unbelievable service from lovely people. Gabriella will take you grocery shopping to acquaint you with the stores...and Douglas is so informative about every little detail of the island including how to drive down the main street to not get stuck in any traffic.....the whole vacation was a breeze. We travel regularly......I never had less to do than when we came upon this location. They even have a cell phone that belongs to the cottages you can take with you until you find your way around......which is pretty simple to navigate. Just a wonderful place! I expected this island to be similar to the other Caribbean islands but it is not...pure natural beauty and not at all commercial! We woke up every morning to coffee on the porch watching the lake and all it's beautiful birds...pelicans crash landing in the water....hummingbirds, yellow birds and tiny lizards....like being on Gilligan’s island! Then off in the car for your day trips...or one of the 365 totally unspoiled beaches....if your snorkel or dive take your gear and your under water cameras......you will find a beach you can snorkel at or Gabriella or Douglas will find you a boat that is going to the wrecks or coral reefs....Zip lining through the rainforest, they have that too....the list is so long I could go on and on but your first step is t
- Guest Frederic and Krista
- Date of stay 05/11/13
- Review Submitted 05/21/13
PERFECT SELF-CATERING COTTAGEGuest comment entered by owner
PERFECT SELF-CATERING COTTAGE
We are a young couple who went for our honeymoon. Gabriela and Douglas the owners really made the experience. They are very professional and courteous helping out guests in any way possible with tips about the island. Our plane arrived late due to weather and they offered us a free frozen pizza and Coca-cola the first night of our stay because we were tired from traveling. They also gave us a bottle of champagne to celebrate our new marriage, and then took us to the grocery store the next day and supplied shopping tips and tips about exploring the island. The inside of the cottages are very clean and well furnished. Gabriela and Douglas obviously take pride in keeping all of the amenities in prime condition. The outside of the cottages are beginning to show some weather wear, and the mosquitoes and biting flies in the evenings prevented us from enjoying the outside as much as we could have, but the setting is truly beautiful. The pictures are accurate that there are lovely flowering bushes all around the property that are in constant bloom and there are many varieties of birds that come and visit the flowers including a beautiful hummingbird we once saw. The beach is a short, five minute walk through the Coconut Beach Resort. Beach towels are supplied along with beach chairs and a cooler to pack drinks or lunch. Gabriela and Douglas helped us arrange renting a car and we had fun exploring the island. This is an excellent base for anyone who does not want an all-inclusive resort, and is instead looking for a way to learn more about the island as a whole.
- Guest Gina and David
- Date of stay 05/06/13
- Review Submitted 05/19/13
WHERE I COULD STAY FOREVERGuest comment entered by owner
WHERE I COULD STAY FOREVER
Maybe Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages is just my paradise; but at least it is the best place what I would reccommend YOU to stay in Antigua. We stayed here already in 2007 and from the very first moment when we arrived at the cottages Gabriela and Douglas reminded me immediatelly, why we came back. Because of (beside of this beautiful island with amazing beaches and all other scenic attractions): 1. The hospitality and perfect management of the owners Gabriela and Douglas, 2. The beautiful cottages (fully equipped, you don't miss anything), 3. The perfect service at all and the cleanliness of the cute cottages, 4. The proximity to the nature, 5. The quietness and relaxation. We stayed there for three weeks but the days flushed away like only 2 days... Gabie anticipate our every wish (someone said, she must be a fairy - that's true), Douglas is very charming and a living encyclopedia of Antigua and had for every day an insiders' tip where to go and what to visit, they were always top friendly and managed our stay from the very first day until our departure in a just perfect way. At the end, you can do what you want, but you won't resist: you will leave the both as friends... Yepton's Estate Cottages has for us the 'definitely come back factor'. I truly can confirm all other positive replys. Gabriela and Douglas did everything that our stay became unforgettable. They showed us all essential and useful places for a comfortable stay at the cottages (shopping center, local markets, tax free shops, restaurants - even the best fish&chips on the island - and much more) and made all reservations for our day trips. All together, I always had to remember, that we stayed in a self catering cottage - and not in a 5-star hotel!
- Guest Chris and Charlie
- Date of stay 04/07/13
- Review Submitted 06/30/13
DELIGHTFULGuest comment entered by owner
It is always hard to convince others how good it really is! Yepton Estate Cottages have now been open for 6 years, we know as this was our seventh stay there. To celebrate Gabriela put us in the brand new #3 Cottage, wheelchair accessible which Douglas was bound & determined to accomplish. Spacious & exceeding well laid out, this cottage adds to the charm of the Yepton Cottages now numbering six, two studios, three one-bedrooms, one extra space. This can be used as a second bedroom or stand alone single. The cottages form an arc looking out over a brackish lagoon separated from the ocean by a sand beach. The lagoon teems with birds & fish, pelicans, egrets, whistling ducks, moor hens, frigate birds, above and tarpon & others below. The tropical breezes come down the valley behind the cottages or in from the sea making sitting out very comfortable. Gabie & Douglas always go out of their way to be sure their guests have all their questions answered, their reservations made, their excursions planned. We get asked why to we keep going back to Antigua, we still find new places to visit or old to revisit, a beach, a restaurant, a church, a fort, a craftsperson; we also find the people of Antigua very friendly; we have a delightful place to stay, run by Gabriela & Douglas wonderful people!
- Guest Carol and Ned
- Date of stay 04/07/13
- Review Submitted 05/07/13
PERFECT SPOT FOR A HONEYMOONGuest comment entered by owner
PERFECT SPOT FOR A HONEYMOON
Just had a wonderful 10 days in Antigua staying at Yepton. The cottages are in a lovely spot next to a lake and five minutes walk from two beautiful beaches. Gabriela and Douglas gave us a very warm welcome, driving us to the supermarket, showing us all the best places to visit...even arranging a hire car for us. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone who wants a good base for touring the island and a bit of peace and quiet. Our cottage had everything we needed, including a hammock and a barbeque. Our only regret was we didn't stay longer!
- Guest Ana and Michael
- Date of stay 03/19/13
- Review Submitted 03/31/13
AMAZING PLACE TO STAY FOR US FIRST TIMERS!Guest comment entered by owner
AMAZING PLACE TO STAY FOR US FIRST TIMERS!
We had heard many great things/reviews about Yepton, and we were happy to find they were all so true! The estates were lovely and the owners were great. Gabby & Douglas (owners) made our first trip to Antigua an amazing one! Upon arrival we were taken to the supermarket, and shown around town a bit. This was very helpful and much appreciated! Douglas also went over the map with us, told us about all the great beaches and recommended sights and restaurants. We did not feel overwhelmed with deciding where to go and what to do because we were so well informed about Antigua after getting the low-down from the owners. The cottage itself was great! We were on our honeymoon but looking for something that would allow us to be us vs an all inclusive resort, which isn't our thing. It was perfect. We could cook in the well equipped kitchen (it had everything we needed), grill and hang out on the large porch or hammock. It feels like you have your own little house on an island! :-) We had a great trip and experience staying at Yepton, we would highly recommend it!
- Guest Laura and Dominic
- Date of stay 03/11/13
- Review Submitted 03/21/13
AMAZING COTTAGE AND HEARTY WELCOMEGuest comment entered by owner
AMAZING COTTAGE AND HEARTY WELCOME
After reading numerous oustanding comments on tripadvisor we decided to go to Yepton Cottages for our holidays.This was such a good choice, we didn' regret it one second.We loved it and would definitely recommend it. The cottages are even better than our high expectations...There is just everything! And don't get me started on the kitchen. Nothing is missing, even things you were not expecting and that are very useful and convenient. Finally, Gabriela and Douglas are " Stars!". They are very nice and here to help. Gabriela brought us to the best Supermarket on Antigua and Douglas kindly showed us all the places, restaurants and beaches to go to! So one advice, go,go,go!!!
- Guest Stefan and Jessica
- Date of stay 03/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/19/13
NOT ONCE NOT TWICE, THIRD TIME & PLANNING FOURTHGuest comment entered by owner
NOT ONCE NOT TWICE, THIRD TIME & PLANNING FOURTH
Each visit gives us a wonderful opportunity to just completely chill in a warm and welcoming environment and totally enjoy the ambience and kind and individual attention we receive from Gabrielle and Douglas we can't thank you enough this is the place to go if you need a tonic and to recharge your batteries then you can't go to a better place.
- Guest Annie and Roger
- Date of stay 03/04/13
- Review Submitted 03/29/13
We had not been to Antigua before so we relied a lot on reviews and research to plan our vacation. We decided to stay at Yepton after reading the great reviews and we were not disappointed. Gabriela and Douglas were so welcoming and accomodating and the cottage had everything we needed and was a great home base for our travels. We enjoy renting a car and exploring on our own and Douglas took the time to sit with us and a map and give us detailed information about things to do, beaches to visit, and places to eat. The kitchen and BBQ were great, as we were able to make ourselves breakfast, lunch and dinner on various days, which undoubtedly helped us save money. There is a lovely beach only a 5 minute walk away and our boat tour was able to pick us up at the beach which was very convenient. Overall we had a lovely stay with Gabriela and Douglas and would highly recommend the cottages to anyone.
- Guest Nancy (New Jersey)
- Date of stay 02/28/13
- Review Submitted 03/07/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.
FANTASTIC TIME AT YEPTON ESTATE COTTAGESGuest comment entered by owner
FANTASTIC TIME AT YEPTON ESTATE COTTAGES
Just returned from two wonderful weeks at Yepton Estate Cottages. (Feb. 22 - March 9, 2013.) We were overwhelmed with the hospitality that Gabbie and Doug showed us. They went out of their way to make sure our vacation was one to be remembered. Doug's knowledge of the island helped us find with ease the best beaches, resturants and places of interest. A rental car is a must if you want to explore this beautiful Island. Gabbie's attention to detail provided 5 star accomodations. The cottages and grounds are top notch with all the amenities you would expect at a five star resort. If you are planning a trip to antigua we would highly recommend making Yepton Estate Cottages your home away from home.
- Guest Wade and Lynn
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 03/14/13
PERFECT FOR USGuest comment entered by owner
PERFECT FOR US
Starting with our initial communication with Gabriele and Douglas (owners), Yepton Estates was a great experience! Gabriele was patient, responsive, informative and friendly when answering all our questions. We prefer small properties with kitchens that offer a swimming pool with proximity to a beach and interesting surroundings (wildlife, views). Yepton Estates was all this and more. The six cottages are like brand new, well equipped and spacious. We loved our front porch that overlooked a salt water lagoon and spent hours there watching the wildlife and great view. Gabby and Douglas were excellent hosts (and better than any concierge we have encountered) and helped us tailor make our trip to fit our interests! We have used tripadvisor multiple times to find small properties and have had great success. Yepton Estates was just as described in the reviews we read and exceeded the expectations we had!
- Guest Janine and Stephen
- Date of stay 02/19/13
- Review Submitted 03/11/13
AND ADVENTURE IN ANTIGUA WITH THE COMFORTS OF HOMEGuest comment entered by owner
AND ADVENTURE IN ANTIGUA WITH THE COMFORTS OF HOME
Do you want to be catered upon 24/7, be surrounded by tons of all-inclusive package-tourists, be confined to one beach and one (gated) resort, with beach chairs as far as the eye can see, loud music and activities galore, your only experience with the rest of the island being through an organized tour? If you are looking for the above, Yepton Estate Cottages is not for you. However, if you prefer your beach vacation to come with a dose of adventure, enjoy a self-catered vacation, where you eat and drink what you want, when you want, where you can actually relax and enjoy privacy, where you can find your favourite spots on a Caribbean island and actually feel like you've gotten to know the country after your stay... Then like us, and the many reviewers before us, you will LOVE Yepton Estate Cottages. Some of the great perks of Yepton: 1) Gabriella and Douglas: Like everyone has said before - they are absolutely amazing. 2) The cottage: The cottage is so well equipped, cozy and comfortable. It was really our home for the week we stayed. 3) The peace: Yepton is peaceful and quiet. It is just you and 4 other cottages. People who stay at Yepton are quiet, will wave when they see you in the morning, or you might have a chat about your adventures of the day while looking at a rare bird by the lake. We loved the atmosphere. 4) The location: Yepton is a 10-15 minutes drive to St. John's, in the Five Islands area of Antigua. It is very pretty, hilly and green in the area around the cottages, and there is not very much around, so it is quiet. 5) The supermarket that Gabriella and Douglas take you to (Epicurian) is amazing. 6) If you are Canadian and from Quebec, you will find liquor cheap and should buy liquor in Antigua. 7) To car or not to car: We hesitated for a long time as to whether or not we should rent a car. Indeed, there are two beaches within easy walking distance from Yepton: Coconut Beach (5-6 minutes) or Deep Bay (10-15 maybe?). 8) Favourite Beaches? One thing we really loved about Antigua was the diversity of its beaches. For such a small place, beaches can be so different. Our favourites were Ffryes Bay Beach, Darkwood Beach, Half Moon Bay and the first Hawksbill beach. These beaches were all very quiet, which we really liked (unlike Long Bay, Turner's Beach, Valley Church, other Hawksbill beaches, Deep Bay). We would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Yepton!!
- Guest Cristina and Oliver
- Date of stay 02/10/13
- Review Submitted 02/26/13
CARIBBEAN ADVENTUREGuest comment entered by owner
Many thanks to Gabbie and Douglas who made our first trip to the Caribbean so enjoyable. We took a taxi from the airport,were taken by Gabbie to the supermarket to get provisions before being given a detailed run down of the island by Douglas the next day. We used local buses to go to Nelson's dockyard and to see cricket at the Sir Vivien Richards stadium, Hired a car for two days and found driving fine as long as you look out for potholes. Nobody is in a hurry and locals look out for you if you stop. We did not drive at night but others did. The location is idyllic overlooking the lagoon but near enough to the sea to hear the waves on the shore. You can walk to two beaches one 5 min the other 15 min. For us, having an early morning cup of tea by the lagoon watching pelicans,egrets and frigate birds will remain an abiding memory. Loved every minute
- Guest Don and Jackie
- Date of stay 02/03/13
- Review Submitted 02/16/13
HONEYMOON WITH ISLAND HEART AND SOULGuest comment entered by owner
HONEYMOON WITH ISLAND HEART AND SOUL
We took our much longed-for honeymoon in Antigua, and we couldn't have asked for a more idyllic base than Yepton Estate. The blend of its naturally beautiful lakeside setting (with a dipping pool on site, and lovely beaches just a short walk away), our perfectly cosy, clean and brilliantly equipped cottage (everything from our own veranda bbq to a kingsized bed, great kitchen facilities, DVD/stereo, a coolbox for long days in the sunshine...), and crucially, the exceptionally thoughtful hospitality, charm and super-savvy island tips of Yepton owners Gabriela and Douglas Luery, all added up to a blissful experience that we'll cherish forever. We were able to independently explore Antigua without the artificial constraints of all-inclusive resorts, but we could also luxuriate in a warm, homely atmosphere - and Gabriela helped us arrange anything from our settling-in supplies to booking fantastic restaurant tables (a sunset view at Sheer Rock - mind-blowing). Yepton's reputation preceded it, as we'd heard heartfelt recommendations from family and friends - and our honeymoon experience exceeded it! We hope we'll return one day...
- Guest Arwa and Quinton
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 02/13/13
THIRD TRIP BACKGuest comment entered by owner
THIRD TRIP BACK
Having traveled many Caribbean islands we fell in love with Antigua 5 years ago. This being our third trip back, Yepton Estate Cottages, provides us a great base to visit the many beautiful beaches and restaurants needed to blow-off the winter doldrums living in the northeast USA. Gabie and Douglas, that we now call friends, have your best interests at heart to see and enjoy all the island has to offer. Yepton is a quit little peninsula that requires driving through St Johns that really gives you a good sense of the local life and seeing the giant cruse ships that dock there. Yepton Estate Cottages is a beautiful little place on a lagoon with Coconut beach beyond and short walk from Deep Bay. We recommend this for anyone looking for a quit place to relax and explore the island.
- Guest Dan and Nancy
- Date of stay 01/31/13
- Review Submitted 02/10/13
HAPPY HONEYMOONERSGuest comment entered by owner
This was exactly the experience we were looking for in a honeymoon. After a busy season of wedding planning Yepton Estate Cottages was the perfect place to get away and rest. Gabriela and Douglas equipped us to enjoy the whole island with their attention to detail, service and experience by coordinating everything from renting a car, booking tours,getting groceries, navigating the island and cultural orientation. The accommodations are spotless and very well equipped, The view of the lagoon and ocean was amazing. We spent many mornings and afternoons on the porch/in the hammock enjoying the cool ocean breeze. The quiet, private nature of the cottages provided a welcome respite. It was also a good location to begin exploring the island (5 minute walk to the beach, 10 minute drive to St. John). This is the place to stay if a fancy, over-crowded commercialized resort is not your style. We would not hesitate to recommend Yepton to anyone wanting to spend their honeymoon, romantic getaway, or vacation in Antigua. We absolutely loved every minute of our time spent here! Room Tip: There are no bad cottages!
- Guest Sarah and Christian
- Date of stay 01/27/13
- Review Submitted 02/09/13
EXCELLENT HOSTS,CLEAN,WELL EQUIPPED, COMFORTABLEGuest comment entered by owner
EXCELLENT HOSTS,CLEAN,WELL EQUIPPED, COMFORTABLE
Lovely individual and peaceful cottages which were clean, very well equipped and comfortable. What really made the stay special was the outstanding way the owners went out of their way to enhance our holiday with advice on beaches, restaurants, routes etc. Nothing seemed too much trouble and when I left my cash and credit cards in the safe Douglas brought them to the airport - a not inconsiderable task. They say that they try to treat their guests as they would like to be treated themselves. They clearly like to be treated well
- Guest Barry and Sharon
- Date of stay 01/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/13
NECESSARY DECOMPRESSIONGuest comment entered by owner
We have just returned from a fabulous stay at the Yepton Estate Cottages. We arrived with plenty of stress and left with relaxed, laid-back and tanned bodies! What a complete pleasure it was. Gabriela and Douglas make it a priority of theirs to accommodate your every need. We had a car ready for us and Douglas has a wealth of knowledge about the island that he readily shares and a great understanding of the maps that help you get to some of the finest beaches and tucked- away spots that only a " local" would know. We especially loved their attitude towards helping us find the best grocery stores or parking lots in town or flat-water swimming gems. .Nothing is ever a bother. The cottage is well equipped with everything one needs, plus some. We cooked great meals and enjoyed the Red Stripe beer and the great Chilean wines which were a terrific deal. Probably best to book directly with Gabriela since she always aims to please and accommodate her guests as well as being able to make the other arrangements such as car rental. It really takes the hassle out of the planning and allows you to dive right into your vacation with ease and pleasure. Truly,a little hidden treasure on an island of delight.
- Guest Marnie an Mark
- Date of stay 01/08/13
- Review Submitted 01/25/13
QUAINT CARIBBEAN COTTAGES AND WONDERFUL HOSTSGuest comment entered by owner
QUAINT CARIBBEAN COTTAGES AND WONDERFUL HOSTS
Since we hate boring all-inclusives and love trying local eats, as well as exploring different beaches, Yepton was perfect for us. These quaint little Caribbean cottages have fully stocked kitchens (tupperware, pots and pans, bottle and can openers, you name it!) plus lawn chairs and ice chests and beach towels, etc. They also have comfy beds, plenty of storage and seating, a great shower and a wonderful porch with a giant bbq grill. There is a pool and a wonderful hammock under a big shady tree outside as well. We really loved the eco friendly aspect (solar power, conservation) of the cottages as well. We woke up everyday, ate breakfast in our sweet little cottage, packed a picnic lunch and headed for different beaches. At night we tried different delicious restaurants we had read about and/or heard about from Gabriela and Douglas. G & D are the best hosts ever! So friendly and knowledgeable and helpful. Douglas can explain how to get anywhere on the island, and Gabriela helped us with dinner recommendations and reservations. They both had interesting stories about the island to offer as well. Driving is definitely challenging in Antigua due to the lack of signage and road names, but it is an adventure exploring and the scenery is beautiful. If you are looking for a non-resort type vacation, look no farther. You can't go wrong with Yepton Estate Cottages and are guaranteed to enjoy Antigua and meeting your hosts Gabriela and Douglas!
- Guest David and Judy
- Date of stay 01/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/04/13
A SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL LAKEFRONT RETREAT, PERFECTGuest comment entered by owner
A SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL LAKEFRONT RETREAT, PERFECT
There is nothing quite as comparable to waking up to the melody of chirping birds and the thrashing of the surf, followed by sharing one’s breakfast on the porch with the pelicans and geckos! Our weeklong stay at the Yepton Estates was simply one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations ever. Our family of six, including mom, dad, and four teenagers, stayed in two of the five sweet yellow cottages on the property. The semi-rustic exteriors belie the spacious, updated and spic & span interiors. Our cottages were nearest to the lake, which allowed for plenty of opportunity to spend our mornings watching pelicans skim the water while admiring the serenity of our surroundings. Each cottage has one bedroom, a large bathroom, an extremely well-stocked kitchen with an attached living area/dining room and a lovely porch with a table and chairs. By day 2, each of us had endeared ourselves to different parts of the cottage. My college-going daughter, for instance, occasionally opted out of our forays to the beach, to sit on the porch for inspiration as she wrote her thesis. I was enthralled by the kitchen, which had every necessity (coffee machine/ blender / quality cookware) one might need on vacation-and amazingly everything worked! Yepton Estates is a fifteen-minute drive from the airport, just beyond the township of St. John’s, a bit off the beaten path. This cozy little haven is somewhat secluded and away from the hubbub of tourists, a blessing for larger families like ours who have enough chaos within the family so that we really don’t want to be in the thick of it when on holiday! While the location and the cottages are lovely, what makes Yepton Estates truly delightful are its hosts, Gabriela and Doug Luery. They made every effort to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as ever, without ever being intrusive. On our arrival we were greeted with chilled water, apple juice for the kids, and a bottle of wine for the adults. Gabriela even offered to pick up coffee and a variety of breads for us from the grocery store on our first evening. The following morning, Doug gave us a really useful run down on the island – which beaches to visit, what to avoid, routes to take etc, with bits of history thrown in for good measure. Sharon, the housekeeper who usually does a full-service cleaning on the fourth day was also lovely. She made sure to introduce herself and waited patiently to clean our cottage, encouraging us to ‘take our time-no rush.
- Guest The Suri Family
- Date of stay 12/28/12
- Review Submitted 01/25/13
“Un piccolo paradiso intimo, accogliente e privatoGuest comment entered by owner
“Un piccolo paradiso intimo, accogliente e privato
Il posto ideale dove trascorrere giorni al caldo e al sole in tutta libertà. Avevamo deciso per questa soluzione per avere la possibilità di essere autonomi, di girare l'isola e di cucinare per noi se avessimo voluto restare a casa qualche volta. Il cottage di Yepton è delizioso con tutto quello che serve. Un monolocale accogliente con una cucina accessoriata, tv aria condizionata silenziosissima e sedie e asiugamani per la spiaggia. Si può mangiare sul portico guardando il lago e gustando l'atmosfera informale Non essendo sul mare è meglio avere la propira auto per esplorare l'isola e sia Gabri che Douglas sono disponibilissimi per dare indicazioni e aiuto in caso di necessità. E' un posto incantevole lontano dall'atomsfera commerciale dei villaggi e dei resort tipici dei caraibi
- Guest Nicoletta and Leopoldo
- Date of stay 12/28/12
- Review Submitted 01/14/13
OUR XMAS HONEYMOON IN ANTIGUAGuest comment entered by owner
OUR XMAS HONEYMOON IN ANTIGUA
The Yepton was a fantastic surprise upon our arrival. It contained everything necessary to make it a home away from home. Our hosts Gabby and Douglas were so helpfull with everything. They really helped in making our first Antigua holiday comfortable. Their tips and knowledge they shared about traveling around the island, places to eat, beaches was invaluable. We liked that it was a nice ,quiet and peaceful location. The only noise was coming from the local tree frogs.
- Guest Bill and Leanne
- Date of stay 12/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/10/13
MOST RELAXING VACATION EVERGuest comment entered by owner
MOST RELAXING VACATION EVER
The Luerys were excellent hosts. Whatever you need for your vacation, they can help you take care of the details so that you enjoy yourself. While I had originally planned on renting a car and exploring the island, I wound up going to the beach and lazing in the hammock instead. The location is perfect for that. I had trouble thinking of a name for this review; I also considered "Getting away from it all."
- Guest Tina Kay
- Date of stay 12/16/12
- Review Submitted 01/10/13
FANTASTICGuest comment entered by owner
We thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at Yepton. Our cottage was a perfect home base for our travels around Antigua. Hosts Gabby and Douglas made our stay even more comfortable by arranging fantastic island excursions and restaurant dining experiences. The cottage itself was cozy, well-appointed, and offered a great view of arriving and departing cruise ships. We will definitely return to Yepton Cottage Estates!
- Guest Camille and Carl
- Date of stay 12/01/12
- Review Submitted 12/11/12
LOVELY ACCOMMODATIONS AND GREAT HOSTSGuest comment entered by owner
LOVELY ACCOMMODATIONS AND GREAT HOSTS
We stayed for 10 nights in Yepton and enjoyed every single day we spent there. All the things written in the other reviews are true Gabby and Douglas really are great hosts. Upon arrival (the cottages are set in a lovely location), Gabby gave us a drink and then Douglas drove us to the supermarket. Gabby helped organise car hire for a week (which was very smooth and all went well) and booked us taxis for some other days. On our first morning, we had breakfast with a number of friendly birds that would subsequently appear each day and then Douglas took us through the map and recommended places to go, things to see, good restaurants and very helpful driving tips/directions. We were impressed by all the recommendations that he gave us. We stayed in the studio cottage which was lovely and had a very well stocked kitchen. There are a number of extras in the cottage such as beach towels, beach chairs, cool box etc all things that really make a difference. We were also given a phone which we didn’t use much, but it is a nice touch and very useful to have just in case. We saw a lot of the island during our stay and always looked forward to getting back to our “home”. Thank you
- Guest David and Jennifer
- Date of stay 11/24/12
- Review Submitted 12/17/12
EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION WITH SUPERB HOSTSGuest comment entered by owner
EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION WITH SUPERB HOSTS
This accommodation was excellent and just what we were looking for. We had researched many of the larger hotel resort type complexes on lots of different Islands across the Caribbean but preferred something more personal and less crowded and that exactly what we got with Gabby and Douglas at Yepton Cottages. Our cottage was very comfortable with a nice kitchen and living room area and an excellent veranda overlooking the lake. You could hear the sound of the sea from here and see the palm trees that indicated the back of the beach (less than a 5 minute walk away). This was an excellent place to start the day with breakfast outside. Gabby and Douglas were the perfect hosts - very helpful and incredibly welcoming. For instance on our first day in antigua Douglas spent a long time giving us some excellent advice on where to visit and what to see. And then Gabby drove us into town so we could do our food shopping for the week and even gave us the free use of a mobile phone for week. This sort of personalised treatment made us feel more like one of the family than a paying guest. Overall, I would definitely recommend Yepton Cottages, especially if you're looking for a holiday in the Caribbean without having to go down the all-inclusive, package holiday type experience. The accommodation is very comfortable, clean, reasonably priced and with excellent hosts. We had a great week and were very sad to leave!
- Guest Simon and Mariana
- Date of stay 11/24/12
- Review Submitted 12/11/12
A HOME IN PARADISEGuest comment entered by owner
A HOME IN PARADISE
Although we only had time to stay for four and a half days, we felt so at home with Gabriela and Douglas and in our perfect little cottage at Yepton Estates. We are haters of all-inclusive hotels as we love to try all of the local restaurants, so this place was more than perfect for us. It's your own Caribbean cottage stocked with a full kitchen and everything from beach chairs & towels to pots and pans and bottle openers. We loved being able to eat breakfast in our own kitchen, make a picnic and take it to go in the provided ice chest and eat on the beach! We rented a car and were able to explore the whole island in our short time there and go to so many wonderful beaches and restaurants. Gabriela and Doug gave us wonderful recommendations and perfect directions (Douglas knows the island roads and locations probably better than anyone in Antigua and has even helped with making maps/putting the island on GPS!). Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We slept comfortably, really enjoyed the location of Yepton and the grounds (I could have rested for weeks in the hammock outside of our cottage!), the amenities of the cottage and most of all, our wonderful hosts! I can't imagine staying there without renting a car, but if you like to be able to make your own food and eat at different restaurants, and have an adventurous spirit and like to explore, this is the perfect place to stay in Antigua!
- Guest Iltis
- Date of stay 11/22/12
- Review Submitted 02/12/13
DREAM VACATIONGuest comment entered by owner
My husband and I just returned from a 11 night stay at the Yepton Estate Cottages. The owners, Gabie and Douglas, were a delight to deal with and very helpful in answering all of our questions prior to our arrival. We felt like we were at "home" in this rental from the moment we arrived! The cottage was spotless and well stocked with everyday essentials like cookware, dish towels, cutlery, dinner plates, cereal bowls, glasses, coffee mugs, serving bowls etc., and BBQ equipment (including parking). The list goes on and on - it literally had everything we needed! Once we arrived, Gabie escorted us to the local food mart and helped us select the grocery items that we needed for our stay. At our request, Gabie also pre-booked a rental car and personally booked all our snorkeling tours etc. as well as dinner reservations during our vacation. Douglas graciously took the time to review a map of the island marking points of interest , wonderful beach bars/restaurants and even gave us some valuable island driving tips. Each cottage included a wonderful array of tourist/guide books which also helped us plan our daily activities. A pre-loaded cell phone was provided so we could reach Gabie or Douglas if we had any questions while we were away from the cottage. We toured the entire island and never felt far from "home." Our visits to the many beaches were so much more fun because beach gear was provided which included towels, chairs and a cooler for drinks and pre-packed lunches! My husband and I both felt that our Antiguan vacation/experience far exceeded our expectations. Gabie and Douglas were extremely welcoming, attentive and accommodating! We not only had a vacation of a lifetime but made life long friends along the way! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Yepton Estate Cottages to family or friends. We can't wait to come back, and would certainly not stay any where else. Well done, Gabie and Doug, well done!
- Guest Judy and Kyle
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 12/10/12
TRANQUIL TROPICAL RETREATGuest comment entered by owner
TRANQUIL TROPICAL RETREAT
If you're looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway, you'll be very pleased with the Yepton Estate Cottages. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at the hospitality of the owners, Gabby and Douglas who made us feel welcome and were exceptionally accomodating from the moment we arrived until the time we left. The cottage itself it quaint and fashionably decorated with a bit of an island/ nautical flair and included a kitchenette with accessories; bathroom with large open shower and bowl sink; and king sized wrought iron and wood bed with armoire and dresser. The cottages border a tranquil lake and a modest pool area and is within walking distance from the beach. This is definitely a great alternative when looking for hotels on your vacation.
- Guest Lorna and Tony Powell
- Date of stay 11/18/12
- Review Submitted 11/27/12
HIDDEN OASIS OF REAL ANTIGUAGuest comment entered by owner
HIDDEN OASIS OF REAL ANTIGUA
Wonderful hosts, have lived on the island for 25+ years, so truly knew the best restaurants, beaches, a mine of local information. Gaby arranged car-rental which was delivered promptly the next day. Advise 4x4 if you want to explore some of the more remote areas. Doug supplied us with beach chairs, sun-umbrella, cool-box and fishing equipment for days on the beach. Extremely peaceful tranquil location. Cottages fully equipped with everything you might need. Excellent fast internet connection. You can fish in the lake in front of the cottage, Only moving on as our daughter is joining us and we need 2 bedrooms otherwise we would have stayed here our whole vacation. Would love to come back.
- Guest Maggie and Bruce Lennix
- Date of stay 11/12/12
- Review Submitted 11/22/12
ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGGuest comment entered by owner
The better half uses Trip Advisor to research and select potential holiday venues. She told me the reports about Yepton Estate on Antigua’s Five Islands Peninsula were the best she'd ever seen - so we booked. Good choice! The two fabulous weeks we spent there in early November 2012 were probably our best holiday ever! The reviews were entirely correct! Owners Gabriela & Douglas contributed hugely to our enjoyment. When you arrive knackered after your long flight, it’s great to be received by a host as welcoming as Gabie as she made the check-in procedure pass in a whirl over a glass of chilled white wine or beer. After giving us an hour or so to acclimatize, shower and change, she then took time out to drive us to a local well-stocked and modern supermarket and orientate us about the island's capital, St Johns. Next morning, Douglas popped in with a map and gave us a comprehensive low down on just about everything to do in Antigua. Our cottage (Yepton 1) was quiet, pretty, secure and boasted an amazing lakeside view across which would float the soft sounds of the ocean (a convenient 5 minute walk away through the main hotel grounds). It was kept spotlessly clean (thanks to cleaner Sharon who was a delight!), the shower hot, the huge bed comfortable and the kitchen better equipped than our own! You could laze all day (and usually the better half did!) in the patio hammock, ducking humming birds and watching the wildlife over, in and around the lake. Perfect! The entrances to the Coconut and Royal Antigua Beach Hotels are adjacent and Yepton Estate lies just within the former’s boundary. We were very grateful to the staff at these hotels (and the nearby Hawksbill Beach Hotel) who let us use their (beach) facilities without hindrance. The beaches at each were excellent for swimming and snorkelling ('though not much to see) and there were views to die for from the hills overlooking them. Unfortunately when we were there, the sea at Coconut was a bit mucky - but we stress that this was down to the weather post-hurricane Sandy and not the ever-pleasant and accommodating management. We saw in one report that Yepton "was somewhat secluded." Well - the area's attraction is that it is all rather quiet, peaceful and restful. So go there to recharge your batteries! If your idea of fun is jet skiing round the bay all day, generally making a racket and slicing chunks out of the bathers, please don’t go to Yepton! Go somewhere else!
- Guest Katharina and Nevil
- Date of stay 10/31/12
- Review Submitted 12/31/12
GREAT PLACE TO UNWINDGuest comment entered by owner
GREAT PLACE TO UNWIND
This is a great alternative to an all inclusive resort. After a stressful period of our lives we really needed a relaxing holiday and Yepton was just right. The cottages have everything you could want for a self catering holiday and lots of extras such as beach towels and beach chairs. You can even borrow DVDs to watch in the evening. The huge bed was lovely and we were sorry to leave it to go home! Each cottage has a balcony over looking the salt water lake where you can enjoy the birds and wildlife. Probably one of the best things about Yepton were the hosts – they were so welcoming and helpful. Check in was speedy and easy. They helped us arrange our hire car and gave lots of really useful information about where to visit on the island and how to get there. If you don't want to hire a car there are beaches nearby you can walk to. I would recommend Yepton Estate to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday.
- Guest Sarah and Andrew
- Date of stay 10/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/16/13