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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Saint John's reviews

  • Sonja's lovely pinkshack cottages

    "We had a great 3 week stay in Antigua. Sonja has 5 cute little cottages in lush gardens of tropical flowers, shrubs and fruit trees, which she has all planted and designed herself. The cottages are all slightly different, but all well designed, spotlessly clean, with full kitchens and outside sitting areas. One has a large raised deck area surrounded and secluded by bamboo and palms, one has a sitting area up some steps with lovely countryside views, one has a large grassed area in front with seats and sunbeds....all are charming and so is Sonja. Always available on site if you need any help with trips, taxis, jeep hire etc but doesn't intrude if you want a quiet time. She offers a weekly cleaning and linen change free of charge, and also supplies huge bottles of water at cost price, very useful. Antigua is beautiful and quite undeveloped compared to Barbados, the capital St Johns is interesting to stroll around, thronged with locals and cruise ship passengers, lots of vendors selling fresh fruit and veg from the back of their vans. Some gorgeous beaches, Deep Bay (15 mins walk away from Pinkshacks), Half Moon Bay and Long Bay were our favourites, great for swimming and snorkelling. Hiring a car or jeep is advisable but there are frequent buses into St Johns and from there you can get buses to other areas of the island. There's not really anywhere to eat out within walking distance of Pinkshacks but we enjoyed shopping in the markets and doing our own cooking, or getting ready made food in the local supermarkets and reheating. There is a local barbeque in Five Islands Village twice a week. Another thing we really enjoyed were the birds of Antigua, there are salt ponds and mangrove swamps full of birdlife, pelicans diving for fish, frigate birds, egrets, herons, ospreys, whistling ducks etc Thanks Sonja for a great holiday Cath and Nigel"
    Guest: Catherine P. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 24, 2017
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  • Paradise Getaway

    "Fabulous self catering option with all the amenities one could need. Serene location close to the best beaches and restaurants. Very friendly and accomodating owners. Hummingbirds in abundance in this magnificent tropical garden. Fresh dip in the pool and bbq option on sunny days on the deck. Perfect holiday home for those hoping to enjoy this island at its best."
    Guest: Amanda G. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 13, 2017
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  • A Perfect Place

    "Just back from My Brothers House. This is the perfect place to go if you want to stay in a traditional Antiguan house in a small local village overlooking the ocean.The house is pretty with a lovely garden and although some may say a little worn it is comfortable , clean and has everything you need.The view from the balcony is to die for. We arranged a pick up from the airport by a local man who was just charming, friendly and helpfull. He stopped at the supermarket so we could get supplies. Jenny met us at the house, what a delightfull lady. You really do need a car but busses are cheap and regular. There are beach bars and restaurants within walking distance. The beaches are beautifull and you can hire sun chairs. Do go to Shirley Heights on Sunday evening, well worth the visit.In some reviews people have commented about the dogs barking. They really dont bark that much and the sound of the cockerals crowing is quite nice. Remember you are in a local village which mostly is quiet peacefull and safe. We have stayed on the island before in various resorts but when we return we will be staying here again. This was one of the best holidays and we have travelled a lot. Stay here, you will not be dissappointed i can assure you. we will be going back next year. Thankyou Jenny"
    Guest: janice neville n. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: December 10, 2016
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  • Excellent villa

    "Had a fab stay in this lovely holiday villa. Everything as described. The three double en suite bedrooms are a real bonus. Wonderful outside space where we spent most of our time. Supermarket in Jolly Harbour close by ( you can walk to it) and has everything you need, although it is expensive. We had a lovely meal in the Greek restaurant in Jolly Harbour and the little Italian does good take away pizza. The only negatives are the road noise affects the main bedroom, and oddly the noise continued most of the night. Also you will need to plan what you will do on the last day if you have to vacate the villa at 10.00 am and your flight home is not until the evening. We did Stingray city which was great fun and had a lovely day around English Harbour. Be warned the roads are not good if you hire a car and local driving practices somewhat interesting. Lovely beaches, including great ones close to the villa but they do get busy when the cruise ship parties arrive - after 4 pm you have them to yourself. Overall we had a great holiday, would highly recommend this villa but we did find some things very expensive in Antigua e.g £35 for a small bottle of suntan lotion."
    Guest: Deanna H. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 5, 2017
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