Ratings based on 104 Verified Reviews
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5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Essex, England.
Posted Nov 29, 2015
Pros: Secluded and peaceful. Perfect for the relaxing break that we needed.
Cons: Nothing at all.
Location: Located in the Five Islands area of Antigua west of St John's. The cottages are overlooking a lagoon and 6 minutes walk from the nearest beach.
Tucked away in the Five Islands area of Antigua west of St John's. This delightful little group of cottages is situated on a lagoon just beyond the sea. the local beach is a six minute walk and very secluded. The gardens around the cottages are well kept and good for the local wildlife (birds, butterflies, lizards). The cottages are very well fitted out with all creature comforts (comfy bed and sofa) and plenty of cooking utensils (pots, pans, crockery etc). Lovely balcony with hammock and table and chairs where one can sit and relax. Nice small swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers just right for cooling off in. Gabriela and Douglas are excellent hosts, helpful and very knowledgeable. On arrival we were welcomed with a cold drink and shown around our cottage. Then Gabriela took us to the nearest large supermarket to buy provisions for our stay. Next day Douglas sat down with us and showed us all the places of interest on the island map (including for us where to do some bird-watching). They arranged our car hire and the rep came to our cottage to do the paperwork. We really couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay.
for Familiesby john from new york
Posted Jul 15, 2015 on Hotels
I rented two cottages for my wife and I, as well as our two adult children. We enjoyed the property with the multitude of birds and water fowl. Doug informed us of the best beaches and places to visit on the island, and Gabriella was very helpful and hospitable with all of our personal needs. She even gave my wife some after sun lotion to use after a full day at the beach. The kitchen and barbecue enabled us to prepare some meals right at our cottages. If you prefer to stay away from the all inclusive hotels, you will be very pleased at Yepton Estate Cottages.
for Couplesby Eve from Denver CO
Wonderful little cottage in quiet part of St. JohnPosted Jun 27, 2015 on Hotels
We enjoyed our 6-night stay at the Yepton Cottages. Gabriella and Douglas are terrific hosts. We were in Antigua in the offseason, which meant many stores/restaurants were closed but also meant the beaches were pleasantly deserted!! We felt we had some beaches all to ourselves. We snorkeled every day and visited St John only once, which was plenty. We were there for the beach. It was wonderful to have a full kitchen as we cooked breakfast and dinner every day in the cottage, which saved a lot of money.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Lancaster, UK
A beautiful place and a richly rewarding holidayPosted Jun 22, 2015
Pros: Quiet location, comfortable cottage, lovely views and our hosts made this an idyllic setting for a richly rewarding holiday.
Cons: Nothing - just perfect as it is. Even the drought did not spoil our pleasure.
Location: Watch the wildlife by the lagoon, enjoy the beach, explore the history of the island, meet the people and see the sun go down.
Trust the very positive reviews. A welcoming phone call from Gabriela after we had booked assured us that we were in good hands. She and Douglas are delightful hosts, well-informed about the island and the people – whom we found good-natured and always helpful. On arrival we were presented with a complimentary bottle of wine, and taken to a well-stocked supermarket. Douglas, with map, directed us to good beaches and the many places to visit, including historic sites, beach bars and restaurants. A car is needed to explore, as well as to shop, but Yepton is well-placed, in a quiet area on the north-west coast, yet close to St John’s from which all roads across the island lead. It was also deeply rewarding just to be on the Yepton estate. Six comfortable cottages, with air-conditioned bedrooms, are well-equipped for self-catering and spaciously and attractively set out on the estate, adjacent to a small but welcome pool. Our cottage combined a spacious living room and kitchen. Always we ate outside on the veranda, attracting beautiful small birds and gorgeous green lizards to our table. It was enriching just to sit, relax, and take in the view. A few metres from the cottages across the lawn lies a lagoon, surrounded by shrubs, endlessly fascinating. The water is alive with brown pelicans, egrets, herons, terns and much else, with frigate birds overhead – and in the twilight small bats flit past. A ten-minute walk leads to a white-sand, blue-sea beach.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Quaint Antiguan CottagesPosted May 10, 2015
Nice, peaceful stay. Beautiful beach within 5 minute walk---pleasant pond on the property with a variety of bird visitors. Wonderful hosts (owners), who reside on the property. They took us to a supermarket our first day and had great recommendations for restaurants. Although the location was off the beaten track, you could participate in day excursions or get your own car and explore the island. There are a ton of beautiful beaches to explore. A real Antiguan experience!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Fantastic Honeymoon in Paadise!!Posted Apr 25, 2015
Pros: Peaceful location and perfect hosts.
Cons: Absolutely nothing
Location: Peaceful and romantic. Car hire is a must if you want to explore the island.
From the very moment we arrived Gabriela and Douglas made us both feel at home. Arranging car hire and giving advice on places to visit and eat etc their personal touch just added to our experience. Forget about all inclusive deals, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind in a truely romantic location.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from uk
Lovely setting and very quietPosted Apr 24, 2015
Cons: More air con in main room would be lovely
Location: Quiet but that was what we liked. Villas look across a saltwater lake with many wild birds.
The villas are lovely but did get very hot particularly at night. The owners Gabriel and Douglas are very helpful with ideas of where to visit.
for Couplesby Rainer from Sudbury, MA
Great hospitality and fun place to stayPosted Apr 16, 2015 on Hotels
We spent a week on Antigua and very much enjoyed our stay at Yepton Estate Cottages. We can definitely recommend it, unless you're looking for a big resort experience with beach bars etc. Douglas and Gabi were excellent hosts and always available for help, starting with a grocery shopping trip on the day of arrival and an in-depth explanation of the island's attractions, all the way to help with reservations for rental cars and boat cruises. The kitchen was exquisitely equipped, which came in handy because we used the grill on the porch quite a bit. Cottage included sitting area with a comfortable couch, TV, stereo, a separate bedroom with AC, a breakfast area, wifi, patio chairs and cable, and a hammock. No problems at all with the solar driven water heating system, we had hot water at any time of the day. Obviously, this is not a five star hotel but the cottages are all well kept up. There is a small pool on the grounds, not big enough to swim in. Be aware that the cottages are not on the beach but overlook a large saltwater pond, which is a big attraction for many different kinds of birds. If you want to go to the beach, it's an easy, less than five minute walk to the adjacent Coconut Beach resort. Plus, you can walk for 15 minutes or drive down quickly to Deep Bay beach next door, which turned out to be one of the nicest beaches we saw. The prevalent winds can be strong. Made it a bit harder to use the grill, but hey,they keep the mosquitoes away!
for Getaway With Friendsby Michael from London
Cannot fault this place - just fantasticPosted Mar 24, 2015 on Hotels
Amazing! The cottage was in a beautiful setting. The lake and pool views were just stunning and hearing the ocean day a night was very relaxing. The cottage owners are amongst the most friendly people I have ever met and made our stay in Antigua fantastic. They welcomed us with a drink, took us to the shops to buy food for our cottage and told us all the places to visit on the island as well as having excellent restaurant recommendations. I was devastated when our stay came to an end. I will return one day.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Ottawa, Canada
Caribbean CottagesPosted Mar 21, 2015
Pros: Peace and quiet. Doug and Gabby are like old friends. Helpful and knowledgeable, they will take the time to explain everything you need to know.
Cons: The location is a bit isolated. That's the nature of the island, with it's many peninsulas and bays but that means hiring taxis or renting a car.
Location: Yepton Estates is on the Caribbean side of Antigua, close to two beaches and historic Fort Barrington. It's a 10 minute drive to St. John's.
For Canadians and Americans accustomed to renting a summer cottage by the lake, Yepton Estates will be very familiar and comforting. The owners (and hosts), Doug and Gabby, have created a cosy oasis away from the tourist crowds, where you can hang out on your cottage deck and watch the multitude of birds that make the adjacent lagoon home. You also get a front-row view of the massive cruise ships - Doug calls them "accomodation barges" - as they silently glide past on their way to St. John's harbour. As others have noted, the cottages are clean and comfortable with fully equipped kitchens. We ate all our breakfasts "at home", and brought home dinner several times. On arrival, Gabby will take you to the 'Epicurean' supermarket, where there is a full selection of British and American goods (including prepared meals), at prices that are 20-30 percent above what you pay at home. This is NOT a beach resort but Yepton Beach is only a three minute walk away, while the spectacular (and empty) Deep Bay Beach is a 10-minute walk. However, there is not much else to see in the immediate vicinity, so you will need to rent a car for a few days at least to check out some of the island's other beaches, historical sights, and fine restaurants. We liked Ffryes Beach because it attracts local Antiguan families for picnics. You might even be asked to join a game of "beach cricket"! And on the Atlantic side, Half Moon Bay is the epitome of a tropical ocean beach.