Yepton Estate Cottages3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My husband and I spent the second half of our honeymoon at Yepton Cottages and we are so happy we did! It was truly magical. Gabriela and Doug were so helpful and warm, taking us on a tour of the area and to the supermarket to stock up and even providing some leftover shaving cream when we ran out! We stayed in a one bedroom cottage overlooking a small pond and it was romantic, clean, and spacious. There is a pool onsite that we spent some time in and it is a quick walk to a stunning beach. We cooked in all four nights we stayed, using both the grill on the deck and the well-stocked kitchen inside. Every morning we were visited at breakfast by Fred, a lesser antillian finch. We are planning to go back for some more diving and look forward to staying at the cottages again! Thank you for a wonderful time. ~ Meg and Collin
My partner and I have been twice before to Yepton Estate Cottages and we were just as charmed this time as we were in the past by the amenities, the scenery and the hospitality of Gabriela and Douglas. This year we brought our 10 month old daughter and we were pleased to see that the cottages were again such a perfect fit. Her playpen fit in our room, the cottages are very well equipped for preparing all types of meals which meant we could easily prepare her food and did not have to go out to restaurants where she may have become impatient or where you can't always control the quality of the food. The proximity of the pool meant we could enjoy ourselves outside while she napped as the monitor was always within range. All in all it was a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing vacation (even with a baby!).
We stayed for several weeks at the Yepton Estate Cottages. Gabriela and Douglas could not have been more gracious, thoughtful hosts of this delightfully serene setting of six cottages on a small quiet pond near Yepton Beach. It was wonderful to sit on the shaded porch at any time of day and hear the sound of waves on the beach, watch cruise ships go by and enjoy the variety of wildlife about the environment. The cottage itself was well maintained, set up for any cooking needs (with grill) and had AC and great TV. Its location was also about a twenty minute walk from Fort Barrington and Deep Bay which was great exercise and a wonderful place to spend on a quiet white sand beach. The ever present trade winds made this a fantastic location to enjoy morning coffee and evening drinks by the pool. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Antigua and at Yepton Estate Cottages!
It was lovely to be in such a well equipped cottage in a blissfully quiet corner of Antigua. Gabriela took us to the Epicurian supermarket on our arrival which was immensely helpful to stock up for our stay - great guided tour and advice about what to buy. Her equally lovely husband Doug dropped in after breakfast the following morning to tell us about the island and give us useful tips about what to see and do, the best beaches and where to eat. We really appreciated their lovely welcoming touches - car hire (brilliant advice to rent a 4x4 to tackle the potholes!), sat nav, phone and welcoming bottle of wine. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday!
The "Title" says it all! Gabriela and Douglas went out of their way to help us settle in for a memorable 16 day stay. Gabriela provided us with a guided tour to a modern very well stocked grocery store. We found this invaluable! Douglas shared his thirty plus years on Antigua in a personalized travelogue on our cottage porch, pointing out on the map the best beaches, restaurants and marinas. His stories added so much to our desire to to see it all! We have talked about coming back and bring our whole family with us! Gabriela and Douglas were the best hosts.
We spent 6 nights at Yepton cottages and felt really relaxed when we moved on. We were greeted by Gaby who showed us our self contained cottage, which was well equipped and clean before taking us off to go food shopping so that we did not have to worry about car hire on our day of arrival. We got from the airport to Yepton by taxi which was $20 US We spent a very comfortable night before Doug spoke to us the next morning advising us of all sorts of places to visit and eat. You definitely need a car if you are staying here, unless you are happy just chillin. Gaby and Doug certainly make you feel welcome , thoroughly enjoyed our stay here
If large hotels and all inclusive isn’t your thing and doing your own thing in a small and beautiful location is then this place is for you. I own up to six visits to date and every one has been great. Gabie and Douglas are terrific hosts, helpful and friendly without ever overstepping the line you set. The location is quiet and peaceful overlooking a lagoon, two lovely beaches within minutes of walking. The cottages are comfortable and well equipped with bbq on the deck which we used most days. Not doubt that we will visit again, love it.
It’s a common theme in reviews of the cottages at Yepton, but Gabriella & Douglas truly are wonderful hosts. Whether you have been to the island before or not, they will have as much information as you could wish for to make the most of your stay. And Douglas has plenty of stories from his long time on the island if you have a spare cold beer at the end of the day. The cottages (No. 1 in our case) are kitted out with *everything* needed for a self catering vacation. Whichever cottage you select, you will also be adopted by Antillean Finches who WILL expect to share breakfast with you. The location was perfect for us, a secluded spot yet only minutes from St Johns. The view over the lagoon at dawn and dusk watching the cruise ships slide past is pretty special. The lagoon brings egrets/herons of various shapes and colours, ducks, moorhens, pelicans (“pelican... splash!” became a catchphrase of our recent stay), and mongooses. (Moorhens do not appreciate a proximate mongoose and will ‘growl’ if they see one.) Bring the most effective insect repellent that works for you. The seawater and occasional tropical rain = biting critters. You will be bitten. (It was my turn this year. Ants hit me good and proper one night because the rum got the better of me and I was out and unprotected.) You’ll need to hire a car. Antigua is a cash-poor nation, trying its best (so buy local produce where you can), and the roads reflect this. Eyes open, light on the throttle, you’ll be fine. Renting a vehicle from a big name firm may not mean ... look, on a previous visit to the island we rented from a global name and the car was not of the standard we’d expect (or accept) in Europe or the US. This year we rented from a local firm and both the service and car were excellent. (Hi, Titi!) Anyway, I guess that's it... Everyone we've ever encountered on the island has been universally lovely. There are no cruise ships visiting on the weekend, so St Johns on a Friday, Saturday night can be a bit hectic. C&C for the coconut shrimp, English Harbour rum, tune the radio to 94.9 FM, kick back, and relax.
I couldn’t have asked for a better booking! Gabby made an exception for me after a tech problem confused both of us! She fed me, supplied me with water and coffee and was a dream about it. This place is a real gem and I will certainly come back. Let’s not forget you are essentially on a bird sanctuary and if the water is up there is a daily feeding show that last all day and night I’m sure. Away from the hustle and the best hospitality on the island make this a must stop!
Wow!!! Words can’t begin to explain what a wonderful week in Antigua and superb accommodations we had at Yepton Cottages. Gabby and Douglas were awesome host. The cottage was everything we needed for the week and we did not want to leave. If you needed anything they were happy to obliged as they are right on sight. I would recommend this to anyone. In fact we just got back and are hoping to return in October if not for sure we are going again in June 2019.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
- Concierge services
Yepton Estate Cottages places you next to Leeward Islands and within a 10-minute walk of Fort Barrington. This 5-room, 3-star cottage has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking.
A TV comes with cable channels and a DVD player, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer. Other standard amenities include a kitchenette, a furnished patio, and a refrigerator. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Guests of Yepton Estate Cottages enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a free grocery shopping service. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. Additional amenities include a library, a terrace, and a garden.
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100.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 388 reviews