Ratings based on 113 Verified Reviews
4.9 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
Yepton, 5 star excellence.Posted Mar 23, 2017 on Hotels
We have just returned from a 3 week stay in Antigua with the last 8 days at Yepton Estate Cottages. We were expecting something special, having read the reviews, and we weren't disappointed. The cottage was fantastic, overlooking the lake so that we had spectacular views of the bird life, including swooping displays by the many frigate birds that visited every day. The cottage was superbly appointed with a super comfy and extra large bed, well equipped kitchen and a great deck with a gas barbecue which we used every night. There were so many little details and extra touches, such as original paintings, fresh flowers and a mobile phone with credit, which set Yepton apart from other accommodation. Gabriela and Douglas were the perfect hosts, welcoming, helpful, informative and friendly, but never intrusive. For various reasons we didn't hire a car, but this wasn't a problem for us, as Gabriela took us to the supermarket after we arrived, and then kindly topped us up with a few extra provisions during the week. We strolled every day to Deep Bay, (about 20 minutes gentle walk) and frequently had the beach almost to ourselves. It was wonderful, with white, powdery sand and calm, safe swimming. The location is ideal for independent-minded people who want to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this unique environment. If we ever return to Antigua, this is where we will stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 30, 2017
Dear Vivien and Nigel, Thank you very much for your lovely and generous review. It was a pleasure meeting you and to assist you to make your stay with us a memorable one. We do hope to see you again in the future. With warmest regards Gabriela and Douglas.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from New Jersey
Alternative to the high priced all-inclusive.Posted Mar 10, 2017
This is basic self catering cottages in a friendly environment hosted by Owners who care and are very helpful. The place is clean and comfortable with basic furniture, but everything you need. The pool is tiny and its a 10 minute walk to the beach, but you can see and hear the ocean looking across the onsite lake. The location is good, a 5 minute drive from town. You need a car here and the best south west beaches are perhaps a 15 minute drive. I recommend for those who want good value and a bit off peace and quite.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Anglesey UK
Perfection!Posted Jan 1, 2017
We rented two separate cottages for a family holiday. Our first impression was genuine hospitality and kindness from Gabriela and Douglas, who can't do enough to make your stay a happy one. The chirping tree frogs, cheeky finches, emerald peanut eating lizard , humming birds and diving Pelicans who befriend the cottage make this a unique location with beautiful beaches a short walk away. Deep bay is gorgeous. A car is a must to explore the island fully and the supermarket is the other side of St.Johns so unless you can survive on Gabriela's initial guided excursion to the well stocked Epicurean store you will go hungry as there are no nearby restaurants. The interior of the cottages is comfy,well appointed, spotlessly clean but the bed...... Wow.. A 5* hotel could not be better, massive and sumptuous . We went to play with the stingrays which we highly recommend . Also a trip to Barbuda on the ferry which is an experience, the frigate birds and beaches are well worth the trip. We are sailors so obviously visited English and Falmouth harbours. During our two week stay we visited nearly everywhere but we loved coming home to the tranquility of our cottage. A rare find, for us much better than an impersonal all inclusive resort.
by A verified traveler
Cottage life in AntiguaPosted Apr 9, 2016
Cons: The cottage decor is tired; the furniture in the LR/DR needs a good cleaning and blinds in the bathroom need to be replaced.
Location: To access the beach we had to walk through a recently closed resort which was a tad eerie. Once at the beach it was spectacular!
Our hosts were the highlight of our stay. Douglas and Gabriella are very committed to their guests having a wonderful experience. As for the cottage; the view from the deck was lovely; the bed linens were high quality, fresh and the bed very comfortable; having a well equipped kitchen was terrific and being able to BBQ fresh fish or chicken from the market was an option we enjoyed as an alternative to dining out every night. We spent most evenings on the deck, sipping on wine enjoying the sounds of the lagoon and nature. Cottage life does come along with a few critters when staying on the ground level near bush and water. Again our hosts were very responsive and took care of any issues immediately.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
Idyllic retreatPosted Apr 9, 2016
Pros: Quiet. Very helpful service from Gaby and Doug. Lovely garden setting.
Cons: Hard to think of anything... Maybe bins with lids and somewhere you can throw away your own rubbish each day to get it out of the cottage
Location: Apart from the nearest beach we also enjoyed Fort Barrington to see the wonderful views and Deep Bay just 5 mins from the cottage.
We had a wonderful break at Yepton Cottages. A tranquil hideaway of simple cottages in a garden. We had the largest cottage with a gigantic bed in a separate bedroom with aircon, a bathroom, lounge and dining area and small but effective kitchen. The veranda was our favourite spot for long lazy breakfasts watching the birds on the salt lake, afternoon lazing in the hammock, or long barbecue dinners. The beach is a short stroll away, and usually almost deserted - with dozens of others around the island to explore too. Gaby and Douglas were extremely helpful, taking us to the supermarket on the first day to stock up, providing excellent sightseeing information, arranging restaurant and taxi bookings and striking the balance between friendliness and giving us peace and quiet alone. I would recommend Yepton Cottages to anyone looking for comfortable, quiet, self-catering in Antigua.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London, UK
Amazing hosts and gorgeous little cottagesPosted Mar 6, 2016
Pros: Our cottage was perfectly equipped & the bed very big and comfy. Lovely shared pool and the view of the lake, with the sea behind, was totally amazing
Cons: Absolutely nothing. This is perfect for anyone who likes to do their own thing and enjoy the island away from the all inclusive resorts.
Location: 10 minute walk from a couple of secluded beaches with that gorgeous white sand and perfect turquoise sea. Easy bus to St. John's - great location!
My sister and I went to Antigua for 8 days in February and stayed in one of Gabie and Douglas' beautiful cottages. Upon arrival we were greeted with a cold beer and helpful introduction before they took us to the supermarket so we could buy supplies for the week. We decided not to hire a car so they took us through the map of the area in detail, explained the bus routes to us and booked our excursions. They were always available to help and were so kind and keen to make sure we were having a good time and had everything we needed. They have great knowledge of the island and gave us brilliant advice and recommendations, as well as information about the history and culture of the island (thanks Douglas!). The cottage was very well equipped, clean, comfy and with a lovely terrace and bbq, which we enjoyed every evening. The whole environment at Yepton is extremely relaxing and, with the wonderful hosts, makes it a perfect holiday destination. We could recommend this highly enough!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from nyc
The beachPosted Feb 16, 2016
Private secluded beach its just amazing!! No one around at all. It was just the 2 of us all day. Plus has a lot of cool stuff to explore.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from New Cross, London
Personal service and well appointed accomodationPosted Jan 4, 2016
Pros: Immaculate, sheets were high quality and we had a mid week change of linen and towels. Aircon/fans/ventilation was well designed. Solar powered too!
Cons: Would love to see recycling introduced in Antigua!
Location: Lovely view of lagoon - birdwatching. Two local beaches within 5 mins walk - turquoise waters and clean, white sand. 20 mins drive to capital.
Our hosts were professional, helpful and welcoming. We really appreciated their input as we were travelling with two small children. The chalet was excellent - beautiful view over the lagoon - it felt like a retreat. It was a self catering set up and the kitchen equipment was extensive and useful - shows that the owners really have taken a lot of thought over details. The local beach was a 5 minute walk and we went there on several occasions.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Washington, D.C.
Wonderful!Posted Dec 13, 2015
Pros: Quiet. Relaxed. Reliable internet (I know, so sad!).
Cons: I can't think of a thing.
Location: It's a small island, so everything is close enough.
I completely agree with the other reviewers who have praised hosts/owners Gabriella and Doug: they are the best! Rather than repeating, I'll try to add points that I don't see covered elsewhere. The cottages are simple, functional, and well-designed. The kitchen was remarkably well equipped and cooking in it was a pleasure. We are not chefs, but preparing meals was enjoyable thanks to the organized and complete kitchen. The veranda was a perfect spot for breakfast and dinner. Massive cruise ships passed by on their way to port in the morning and again when they left in the evening. Their schedule is posted online and you could almost set your watch to the cruise ship crossings, which were impressive. Some nights we did need to use a bit of insect repellent to stay on the porch after dusk. We booked a circumnavigation of the island and were picked up and dropped off on the beach near the cottage. The catamaran came straight to the shoreline and dropped stairs so that we could board. On the first day we walked 40-minutes to Eden Beach--Antigua's only clothing optional beach--getting there via the service road behind the Hawksbill Resort. We had the pristine 1/2 mile beach entirely to ourselves most days. We decided to rent a car which made getting to the beach, and everything else, much easier. Driving on the left took a couple of hours to get used to, but having a car was definitely the right choice. We had a perfect 10-day vacation at Yepton!
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.