More about Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages
Wonderful, relaxing honeymoon!
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon in July 2007. It was better than we even expected. Gabriela and Douglas are so friendly and helpful, it just eased our minds from having to figure out how to do something. Gabriela provides a pay-as-you-go cell phone in order to reach her, the recommended taxi drivers, etc. The cottage and everything in it looked brand new (they have been open for about 1.5 years I believe). There are 2 beaches within a short walk which are both very nice... and while we were there almost deserted. It was perfect for what we needed... very quiet, relaxing and laid back. We ended up doing most of our cooking, and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. We definitely hope to return in the future!
A little piece of paradise
What a wonderful stay! Four beautiful cottages around a lake with the beach a short walk away.
Gaby and Douglas are kind and welcoming hosts who appear just when you need them and who seem to know instinctively what their guests require.
Super wildlife on the lake -check out the pelicans, the whistling ducks and the frigate birds soaring above.
Not much nightlife unless you drive to town but we just kicked back with a BBQ and some beers most nights on the verandah.
The Coconut Beach Club is a couple of minutes walk away if you crave a restaurant meal and we can recommend it as well. The beach is white sand with hardly a soul on it.
I can only recommend this place high enough by saying it is one of only a couple of places I have been on my travels that I would happily return to next year.
The Perfect Place to stay.
We have just spent an amazing three weeks at Yepton Estate Cottages. We wanted somewhere to relax, as we were combining a family reunion with a holiday.
The cottage was one of four in a beautiful setting around a lake where we watched Pelicans feeding each morning.There were humming birds feeding from the tree blossom right next to our terrace. We had relatives who live in Antigua over several times for a meal, they were pleasantly surpised by the location it is neatly tucked away from the busy St Johns but only 5 mins drive to town. It was the most peaceful place we have ever stayed at.
Naomi the maid is amazing, she even had the cooker looking like brand new after we had used it.
We miss Penny the dog who came to visit us most mornings, that made us feel even more at home as she was a good substitute for our baby who we had to leave at home.
Best of all were Gaby and Douglas who gave us every assistance with maps and local information, even providing a phone for our use, all of this without intruding on our privacy.
Would we go again, you bet your life we would.
Only one word can sum up our experience PERFECT.
A very relaxing getaway
We had a fantastic 2 week stay at Yepton. The cottages are in a great spot, perfect for chilling out or exploring Antigua from. Gabriela and Douglas are great hosts, making sure everything was perfect for our stay. Douglas was kind enough to lend us his boat to go fishing out on the lake whenever we wanted - the only let down was not actually catching anything.....
There are a number of beaches within easy range, or you can use the pool at Yepton. The cottages themselves are very well equipped - we particularly welcomed the BBQ and hammock. All round a very relaxing holiday.
You have to see it to believe it ! ! ! A+ for Yepton Estate Cottages
If you are looking for a quiet, secluded, relaxing place to visit; then Yepton Estate Cottages in Antigua is your place ! ! ! Douglas and Gabriella are the most accommodating owners/managers you will find on the island (or probably anywhere in the world, for that matter). Gaby and Douglas treated my wife and I like family. Anything we needed, they were on top of. The resort is beautiful. The scenery is gorgeous and serene. The sound of the ocean is perfect from the cottage. You can hear the waves, but you don't hear them crashing too loudly. Just enough so you know that the ocean is right there. Perfect for a honeymoon. I know that it sounds too good to be true, but that is why I said "you have to see it to believe it". The property has the prettiest birds and ducks making their way around the pond outside the cottage. We arrived at night and we did not get to see anything until the next day, but that was like waking up on Christmas morning and seeing presents under the tree. Beautiful ! ! ! Antigua is beautiful ! Never have I seen such a pretty place (even in a picture). This island is a must see. The only complaint I have about the entire trip is that the souvenir shops have the pushiest sales people you will ever meet. But, that is their job. The people of Antigua are great ! They are very nice and love to chit chat ! If you don't like to say hi to people or if you don't like being smiled at, Antigua is not the place for you. People are far too happy on the island, but now I know why. I hope you have the opportunity to visit The Yepton Estate Cottages to see for yourself how the people of Antigua truly are. Another good thing is that you are right next to two beaches at the Yepton. One on the left and one on the right. Perfect location. I hope you see what I say in this review is true. But, you can look at all the other people that left reviews and see that we all can't possibly be lying. Thank you Gaby. Thank you Douglas. You made our honeymoon even better than we could possibly imagine. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Very Relaxing Honeymoon
Oh My GOD – where can I begin!! We went to Antigua for our honeymoon and decided to stay at the Yepton Estates Cottages because I was looking for something a little more private and intimate rather than a resort filled with hundreds of people. From the time we drove up in our taxi Gabriela and Douglas were very hospitable. They actually treated us like family!!! They were so helpful when we had questions and they helped us pick out activities to do while we there.
The landscaping surrounding the cottages is beautiful & well maintained. Full of lots of green, trees, plants, flowers & and of course the pond. We were able to see some really cool birds while hanging out in our balcony. Douglas let us borrow his boat to fish in the pond, but we didn’t catch any fish – they actually jump out of the water and smile, but never bit the hook!
The cottages are super cozy & equipped with everything you will need in the kitchen. It really made my cooking experience there extremely comfortable. It was like if I was in my own house. There were beautiful paintings decorating the cottages that were painted by Gabi (the owner), it really gave it a nice touch. Not to mention that Gabi has an excellent choice of wines in her office for us to purchase….. VERY YUMMY!!!
The island in itself has some beautiful breathtaking views and friendly people, but once again I must take my hat off to Gabi & Douglas. They really spoiled us and set the bar of what superb customer service should feel like!
Thank you Gabi & Douglas for making our honeymoon stay there everything we imagined it to be and more!!
You just can't beat it !
Just returned to Scotland after a week at these lovely cottages and already dreaming about another trip ! Stayed at many places around the world and this rates amongst the best .
Lovely tranquil setting around a private lake- plenty of opportunities to chill out on the terrace and observe the wildlife, but an uncrowded beach situated in front of the Coconut Beach hotel within 5 mins walk, hotel also has a reasonably priced evening menu if you don't feel like cooking.
Cottages are spotlessly clean, cool , quiet and equipped with everything you need, including a gas barbecue for dining al fresco.All equipment is top quality stuff.
Gabriela and Douglas are wonderful hosts and helped us to get the most out of our visit - Douglas is a mine of information about the island's history and helped us find some wonderful deserted beaches .
Car hire is advisable to get around and Gabriela has some good advice about this.
We fully endorse all the positive comments about Yepton Cottages which have been made. If you're looking for somewhere to relax we can highly recommend it!
One of the nicest cottages that we have seen on the island
The cottages are beautiful, very clean and nicely located at a little lake and only a few steps away from the beach.
The interior of the cottages is excellent and you will not miss anything that you have at home, including a barbecue on the veranda.
The reason why we give for out of five stars is only related to the overall impression of the island. The sand flees and mosquitos can be very annoying after dusk. The price in some restaurants is not in line with the service and quality.
You need to rent a car to get around on the island. We tried it with mountain bikes but it turned out to be difficult with the traffic.
Also we still did not understand why you have to pay money to be allowed to leave the island.
This are probably no suprises for experts in terms of carribean vacations. Overall we had a great vacation and would like to thank Gabi and Doug for their great hospitality.
Elisa and Karsten
Yepton Estate Cottages are situated in an idyllic, secluded spot in Antigua, a couple of minutes walk from the beach and a couple of minutes drive to St. John’s.
Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by Gabriela and Douglas, our hosts, who recommended all the must-see corners of the island. That was the start of an unforgettable 2 week stay. The cottages were absolutely spotless and had everything that you could ever need and more… beautifully decorated with original artwork by Gabriela.
Gabriela and Douglas were the most interesting and accommodating hosts, who know Antigua inside out, always ready to give advice but never overwhelming in their manners. Their unrivalled hospitality, paired with the wonderful surroundings, is an unbeatable recipe for a fantastic holiday.
We wish them all the best and thoroughly recommend their services!!
Paolo & Chew
26 Oct to 9 November, 2007
This place is absolutely amazing!!
I took my girlfriend to Antigua for a week for her birthday and we stayed at Yepton Estates and loved it! Gabriela and Douglas are the two nicest people you will ever meet and they will do anything to make your stay an unforgetable one. They were so helpful with anything that we needed.
We were amazed at how perfect everything was when we arrived! There are four cottages, (2) one bedroom cottages and (2) one room studio cottages. We stayed in the one bedroom cottage and loved it. It was above and beyond what we were expecting. The cottages are fully equiped with everything you will need, they even have american electrical outlets which was a plus.
The cottages are perfectly located around the lake which is full of wildlife. Its so beautiful! The beach is a short walk from the cottages and there are tons of things to do on the island!
I just wish we could of stayed longer!
Gabriela and Douglas, thank you so much for making our vacation so perfect!
Tim & Lisa