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“A wonderfully private, peaceful and clean hideaway”
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Driftwood Cottage and pool
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38 reviews
Driftwood Cottage and pool
Driftwood cottage from pool
cottage at night
Antique Colonial 4-Poster Bed
interior
pool from verandah
afternoon light from cut stone deck
cottage from end of pool
pool from verandah
dining area on verandah
dining table
kitchen
afternoon light from verandah
Verandah
loungers on verandah
cottage at night from pool
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
St. John's, Saint John Parish, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

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Andrew-K...
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A wonderfully private, peaceful and clean hideaway”
Reviewed 1 May 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Driftwood, it was wonderful. If we had known we would have planned to spend the week. It's quiet and tucked away but still close enough to walk to Jabberwok beach. I would advise renting a car to see the island. Sarah and John very pleasant and helpful. We would definitely stay there again

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 May 2016
Thank you Andrew, and we look forwards to welcoming you back again before too long!
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ToniThoma...
Chantilly, Virginia, United States
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Rustic Island Experience”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

First the host couple is amazing. We really enjoyed meeting them. They were very attentive and helpful and we felt they invited us like friends into their home.
It's very close to the airport so super convenient yet you never hear any planes.
Driftwood Cottage is off a quiet roadway and tucked back on 3 acres.
The area is visitor friendly with many good restaurants, bars and beaches within a reasonable drive.
A new supermarket is fairly close so if you choose to prepare your meals in the cottage this is a great convenience.
The wifi works well from certain spots in the cottage. The tv was spotty with few channels.
The cottage is adorable. But it is rustic. It was kinda like camping in a four poster bed.
We loved it but it may not be for every tourist. It is more for the traveler who wants to feel the island vibe. It was clean and had every thing we needed. Thank goodness for the mosquito netting on the bed; we had no issues at night. The birds and frogs keep you entertained. The pool was a bit sorry, but we understand that will be repaired this summer. Some of the furniture could use a bit of freshening up too.
We'd love to go back !! We already miss our morning coffee on the front porch with some fresh local fruit. We spent our days touring the island in our rental car which again was easy to get and we loved having that independence and privacy.

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Liked best: The privacy and the quaintness
Liked least: The pool area
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
21 Apr 2016
We are so happy that you enjoyed your week, and look forwards to welcoming you back here before too long, (with the pool fixed!)
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Phil H
United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rustic and very relaxing”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had a fabulous time at this cottage and the owners are very welcoming, accommodating and informative. It's a great place to relax and also to entertain - we had lots of friends around and enjoyed a few late nights catching-up on the veranda. The gardens and pool are wonderful and the dogs are friendly - especially Lulu!
It's within easy reach of a few great beaches and restaurants and is a short hop from the airport, St Johns and some large supermarkets. It also benefits from the lovely breezes day and night so generally feels refreshing and cool
The cottage is well equipped and everything worked well, including internet. On the downside - there are lots of mosquitoes however bed nets, candles and coils are provided and spray helps too.
All in all it's a fabulous place to spend some time and I highly recommend it.

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Liked best: Able to have friends around and relaxing environment
Liked least: Mosquitoes
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
Thank you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forwards to seeing you all again!
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mmb131
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Step off the hamster wheel”
Reviewed 7 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned from a simply wonderful 10 days at Driftwood cottage; there is little point trying to out-superlative the other reviews on here. Just let me say that we have never, in many years of travelling, found as idyllic and unspoilt a place to spend in total relaxation. Thanks so much to John and Sarah for the opportunity to have the time there, and hope to see you again in the future.

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Liked best: Ambience, privacy, setting, facilities, friendly host (and hounds!)
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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256GCo256
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 1 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We can't praise Driftwood Cottage and its delightful owners enough. On arrival our breath was taken away by the beauty of the gardens, the pretty cottage and the inviting pool. The cottage has everything one needs for a perfect holiday and drifting off to sleep in the wonderfuly comfortable bed with the Tradewinds gently cooling the evening air was the most relaxing end to the perfect days we enjoyed on this gorgeous island. Although my partner had to unavoidably leave the island for business, I stayed for the remainder of the holiday on my own and John and Sarah ensured I had everything I needed (their kindness and hospitality is outstanding!) and their delightful hounds made me feel incredibly safe. We hope to return to Driftwood - it really is heaven on earth.

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Liked best: The gorgeous cottage and gardens and the tranquility
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Mar 2016
Thank you for your kind words, We are so pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us and we look forwards to your next visit with us! Sarah
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