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Last updated: 03/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. John's cottage description

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.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Antique 4-poster...moreless

          • Features an Antique 4-Poster King sized Bed and a single pullout sofa bed. All Linens and towels provided....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Towels, Beach towels, Soap and toiletries provided

          Other Amenities

              • 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....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Radio
              • Books

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping

                  local services and businesses

                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Parasailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Washing Machine
                              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Sunbed
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Bottled Water
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Telephone
                              • Linens Provided:

                                All linens including beach towels also provided...moreless

                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Parking
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Safe

                              Kitchen

                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Grill
                              • Kitchenette
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Microwave
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove

                              Outside

                              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                verandah on 2 sides of cottage...moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Large verandah as well as extensive paved pool surround...moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Balcony
                              • Barbecue
                              • Child's Swing

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Communal Pool:

                                Shared with owners; we respect the privacy of our guests...moreless

                              • Private Pool
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Amazing cottage

                                Amazing cottage

                                • Guest Chloe (Harleysville PA)
                                • Date of stay 02/06/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/19/14
                                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!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • Wonderful, relaxing cottage

                                Wonderful, relaxing cottage

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 10/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/20/13
                                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.

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                              • Lovely cottage in a peaceful neighborhood

                                Lovely cottage in a peaceful neighborhood

                                • Guest Kate L.
                                • Date of stay 08/21/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/30/13
                                I've been traveling to Antigua for the past 6 years and this cottage is one of the most peaceful places I've stayed. The cottage is adjacent to Sarah and John's home and surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. The property is in a safe residential neighborhood about 3 minutes from Antigua's kite-surfing beach. Sarah and John are incredibly generous and kind and make you feel at home. It's a simple cottage that has everything you need - and if you need anything else (like a rental car or restaurant suggestion) Sarah is there to help. I've stayed here multiple times already and highly recommend it. It's absolutely my favorite place to stay in Antigua.

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                              • Look No Further.....This is the place!

                                Look No Further.....This is the place!

                                • Guest Jewel1213 (Dtown, PA)
                                • Date of stay 01/15/13
                                • Review Submitted 04/09/13
                                Driftwood Cottage is a cute, romantic, lush hideaway that will transport you to relaxation immediately. We got married in Antigua on our second day, and this was the best spot to honeymoon....We fell in love with the cottage, and after 5 days, did not want to leave....So we were lucky it was available, and we stayed another day. Drinks and meals on the porch each day, what a treat! We rented a jeep, and easily traveled the island and its beaches by day. Just the right size, with everything you will need for island living. Wonderful, kind, and helpful hosts (& pups) to make your visit unforgetable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day, even more special! This is THE place!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you both and we hope that you will come and visit for your anniversary!! Sarah and John

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                              • Honeymoon retreat

                                Honeymoon retreat

                                • Guest Sophy F.
                                • Date of stay 05/29/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/02/12
                                We were looking for something clean, affordable and quaint and we found that and much much more. Thank you to Sarah and John for welcoming us to Antigua and making our few days extra special. Set within a beautiful garden with a private pool we found this cottage very welcoming and relaxing. We woke with the birds and fell asleep to the noise of the frogs. There are many isolated beautiful beaches to be found. We hope to be able to visit again. xx

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Briliant caribbean experience

                                Briliant caribbean experience

                                • Guest jon s.
                                • Date of stay 03/24/12
                                • Review Submitted 04/21/12
                                Very hard to improve on all the previous great comments. We travelled around the Island a lot and enjoyed getting to see different places and the local way of life - if only very briefly. Check out Eli Fuller's blog (antiguaisland blogspot co uk) for a wider picture of the Island. If you like sailing you can rent Hobie cats at Dickenson's Bay - might even see turtles swimming - as we did! Also checkout adventureantigua com We loved some gentle hikes, and seeking out some of the quieter bays - Half Moon bay is great - and enjoying snorkelling and sunshine in a relaxed setting. BTW, as most people figure out, the location of the cottage is in the North of the Island - not as shown on the Google map (as at Mar12).

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Charming slice of Caribbean life

                                Charming slice of Caribbean life

                                • Guest Ruthie & D (Cornwall,UK)
                                • Date of stay 03/06/12
                                • Review Submitted 03/13/12
                                What a find! From Sarah's warm welcome to when we left we felt like we were in a dream.Driftwood Cottage is so exquisitely decorated and furnished with real originality. It was spacious and cool and what an experence to be able to sleep at night with all the doors and windows open and wake up to an explosion of colour from the gardens. There were interesting pieces of Sarah's artwork in the form of her sculpture and pottery all around which were beautiful. Everything down to the sumptuous linen on the magnificant bed,amazing felt wallhangings and stunning glasswork were a feast on the eyes. The dogs were so sweet,Riley- soft and dozy character,Lulu-the slightly hormonal shih tzu, Cato-the boss and the most lovable Leo the Ridgeback were such great company that they joined us most mornings for breakfast and greeted us when we got home. Antigua is the most beautiful island and Driftwood Cottage suited us in our desire to see the real culture of the island and not get stuck behind the walls of the all inclusives or cruise ships.This place is a hidden gem that we were so lucky to find! Thank you for sharing Sarah!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                              • Amazing Stay!

                                Amazing Stay!

                                • Guest Sue M.
                                • Date of stay 02/25/12
                                • Review Submitted 03/06/12
                                This cottage each day became more and more welcoming for us. The layout is open air in a very carefully planned botanical garden. The layers of palms, flowers, cactus, trees, and artwork envelope a spacious pool, deck, and central living zone. It was an oasis of calm and peaceful breezes, sun, and wispy clouds. To awake here was a dream, to come home each afternoon like a heaven. The wifi worked perfectly, and although the tv is stocked with channels, we found ourselves disinterested - the stars and breezes were far more. We felt like we were living in a carib treehouse in paradise. No kidding, it was sweet - easily our favorite of many island retreats. Antigua compared to other isles is very populated, but it is mostly in St. Johns and navigating through that town was daunting, as signs are dated or non-existant, but with a little time you eventually find where you are headed. There's an easy parking lot down by the harbor, but you don't want to go in there when there's five cruise ships! Outside the town is tropical and brilliant. The grocery store is large and amazing well stocked and crisply bright and clean - and it's not downtown, but an easy drive from Hodges Bay. One note - buy the local beer, rum, and stuff, american beer is expensive (so you buy the local)! the meats and produce were the best we've seen in the carib. And oh, the beaches! Half Moon, Ffreyes, 4th beach at Hawksbill (go au natural!) is only a short ten minute trek from the lot. If you like beaching it, this place could go on for weeks and you'd never hit the same one. Snorkeling is standard, you'll see the usual carib characters, and I'm sure there are specific spots that are excellent for that. Gas is easy to find, the rental car situation is easy. John and Sarah are excellent hosts and very congenial. The dogs are all sweet and they vamoose quickly if you ask them to, without problems. The neighbors aren't very near, but they have dogs as well and sometime they get talking about nothing, but it doesn't last long. The winds blow a warm breeze at all times, it rains occasionally, but never lasts too long. In all this is a FIRM RECOMMEND. We are actually... sad to be home.

                                Owner response: So, so pleased that you both had a wonderful holiday - see you next time!!

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                              • Quiet Cottage with Jungle Setting

                                Quiet Cottage with Jungle Setting

                                • Guest Bonnie (Elysburg, PA)
                                • Date of stay 02/11/12
                                • Review Submitted 02/20/12
                                My husband and I wanted a private place to rent in Antigua for our 24th anniversary and we found that special place at Driftwood Cottage. It was an excellent place to rent, only 10 minutes from the airport. The rental vehicle was brought right to the cottage for our convenience. It is the first time we stayed in an open air cottage and the sounds of the tree frogs and rainfall at night were very relaxing with the doves cooing in the morning. Everything was provided except for fresh groceries which we got directions from Sarah for the large local grocery store and stocked our fridge for the week. We loved eating on the open deck at night. There were so many beaches to explore, we picked different ones each day. They were so beautiful and made the days full of adventure. The large bed was firm, but comfortable with the mosquito netting around it. Lots of hot water pressure in the shower too. There were so many beautiful plants and flower around with lots of humming birds and other exotic birds to watch too. The owners dogs were so friendly. You could let them in or out of the cottage. Sarah was a weatlh of information on the area. She directed us to any place we wanted to visit. We had such a great anniversary and hope to return soon.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thanks so much and I hope we will see you both again soon.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Rachel & Rafael

                                Rachel & Rafael

                                • Guest Rachel A. (London UK)
                                • Date of stay 10/29/11
                                • Review Submitted 11/22/11
                                We had the most amazing 2 weeks recently at Driftwood Cottage - John & Sarah were so welcoming and gave great recommendations on where to visit. Staying in the cottage was, to us, so much nicer than a hotel and was a great base for exploring the island. It was a home away from home and things like the very comfortable bed and fresh cotton sheets (changed regularly!) made it a lovely holiday. Thank you John for the wonderful fish that you gave us (freshly caught) - it was incredible. We can't leave a review without mentioning the dogs - they really are lovely and were always very appreciative of any food going!! All in all a lovely holiday and we would definitely recommend it as the best place to stay in Antigua for the independent traveller. Thank you so much John & Sarah - we hope to come back soon!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: $
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter 2013/2014
                              Mar 1 - May 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $175 $175
                              $1,225

                              Notes: 30$US per extra person

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                              • view of cottage

                                view of cottage

                              • interior view with 4-poster bed

                                interior view with 4-poster bed

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                                view of interior

                              • view of garden from veranda

                                view of garden from veranda

                              • view of garden from veranda

                                view of garden from veranda

                              • view of pool from veranda

                                view of pool from veranda

                              • view of pool from veranda

                                view of pool from veranda

                              • view of kitchenette

                                view of kitchenette

                              • view of veranda and dining area

                                view of veranda and dining area

                              • Tropical Garden

                                Tropical Garden

                              • cottage and pool with loungers

                                cottage and pool with loungers

                              • view of pool from deck

                                view of pool from deck

                              $175 per night
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                              0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 3

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