Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages

Address: Yepton Estates, St. John's, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda | 3 star ranch
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This 3 star ranch, located on Yepton Estates, St. John's, is near Fort Barrington, King's Casino, Runaway Beach, and Admiral's House Museum.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages St. John's

      Peaceful and well cared for experience


      W e spent over two weeks in Yepton Cottages in February this year.

      The cottages were extremely comfortable, tastefully decorated and well appointed with an excellent range of cooking equipment, TV and HiFi. The regular and thorough cleaning was carried out diligently and unobtrusively.

      The complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection was very useful for the 2+ weeks that we stayed there.

      The site is absolutely peaceful, with fascinating birdlife and attractive lake on the doorstep. Nearby beaches and the town of St Johns provide the extremes of leisure and interest.

      The experience is topped by the kind and thoughtful attention offered by the hosts - Gabriella and Doug. They provided detailed information about the island and its history as well as more material things when required.

      Fully recommended.

      Totally Relaxed


      This spot is amazing. The owners, Gabriella and Douglas, were absolutely amazing. The would get cabs for us whenever we called. Oh, and they even give you a cell phone while your there. Talk about thinking of everything. The cottages are better than my apartment - the kitchen allowed me to find a hidden chef deep within myself! Beautiful and spacious, they're appointed with paintings that Gabriella did. We stayed in one of the studio cottages and it was plenty large for us. Eat breakfast and dinner on the porch - go grocery shopping at the public markets; listen to the whistling ducks on the lagoon, bar-b-que with the grill on every cottage's porch. They have thought of just about everything - even high speed internet access.

      I found the whole experience to be so relaxing I was almost stressed without stress. I really want to go back for a lot longer than a week.

      Pristine and Peaceful


      I enjoyed a gloriously peaceful week here in Feb 07. The bungalows are all new and spotlessly clean as well as very well equipped. The birds will fly to your terrace and almost feed out of your hand. It's also easy to get to St Johns though you will need a rental car (easy to find). Wired internet was very reliable when I was there, though not always the case in Antigua.

      What a find!


      Can't recommend this place enough... an idyllic setting in the best area on the island... Gabriela and Douglas really look after you... the cottages were beautiful and really comfy, and it was so great having a kitchen so we could make our own drinks and meals... the grounds were really peaceful... beautiful!

      Excellent self catering holiday


      The Cottages

      We stayed at Yepton for two weeks in Jan 07 in a 1 bed cottage (no1). The reception, staff and cottages were perfect!

      On arrival Gabriela went out of her way to make us feel at home and help us settle in. Throughout our stay Gabriela was fabulous and did so much to help make our holiday very special. We arrived as guests and left as friends.

      The cottages are so well thought out and equiped. The bed was one of the most comfortable ever! The kitchen is well equiped making cookin at home a pleasure. There is a fabulous bbq on the porch too.

      The setting is lovely with the cottages layed out in a large lawned area overlooking a lake that attracts all manner of bird life - some rather rare.

      There are two local beaches a few minutes walk away. The cottages get the trade winds which keeps them lovely and cool. Swinging in the hammock on the porch is bliss!

      The Rest

      The people in general are lovely. Very friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to shop, and just strike up conversations in the street or on the beach!

      Fresh produce and groceries are mostly imported making them around the same price as London. There is availability, but its not great and the general quality isnt of the best. If you go understanding this you will not be disapointed at all. We shopped both at Epicurien (Jolly Harbour's is best) and at the local supermarket.

      There are loads of beaches to choose from but our favourite was Long Bay. Its an absolute must! Its surrounded by coral so there are no waves on the beach making it not only safe but wonderfully restful to just float about! There are fabulous fish around the coral making it fun for snorkeling.

      There are numerous restaurants and cafes on the island. In general we found the quality moderate at best and the prices as high or higher than London. Generally we found eating out a disapointing activity.However, we are self confessed 'foodies' and accustomed to excellent restaurants and cafes at home.

      One tip - be sure to get good driving directions from Gabriela! There are almost no signs on the island at all and the map only a vague representation! This does make the whole experience quite an adventure but once you get your bearings its all fine!

      On the whole we had a good holiday with lovely people, fabulous weather and pretty beaches. What more can you ask for!

      Perfect place for a wedding


      We travelled to Antigua specifically to elope. Gabriella at Yepton Estate organised this so brilliantly well for us that we had to do little more than turn up! Everything was organised by her - legal paperwork, the cake, the celibrant, the hair, the photography & video work, floral arrangements, witnesses and champagne. She even called us in Australia to discuss what we wanted to ensure that everything went smoothly; which it did.

      The cottages themselves are exceedingly comfortable, clean, quiet, and contained everything you can possibly think of to enjoy a stay in the Caribbean. The grounds are well maintained and is an ideal spot to sit around and enjoy the idyllic surrounds of the lagoon, as well as being a quick walk away from the ocean.

      Gabriella was also very helpful in organising tours for us, which can be done in advance or upon arrival. Everyone working at Yepton Estate is extremely friendly, and we cannot recommend it highly enough. If it wasn't 32 hours of travel away, we'd be back every weekend.

      Antigua, dec.2006


      siamo tornati da poco da una settimana ad Antigua e,ripensando alla nostra vacanza, dobbiamo dire che,a parte l'arrivo all'aeroporto,dove abbiamo passato pių di due ore tra visti,ritiro bagagli e dogana,tutto č andato benissimo.

      A partire dal soggiorno presso lo yepton estate , dove siamo stati come a casa, grazie anche alla gentilezza della proprietaria Gabriela, che ci ha fatto trovare un cottage perfettamente attrezzato (perfino con le sdraio da portare in giro per spiagge!!)e sempre perfettamente pulito ed in ordine.

      in tutta l'isola, girata con una macchina in affitto, siamo sempre stati accolti con cortesia e, quando chiedevamo informazioni in quanto per le strade ci sono pochissime indicazioni,le persone si sono sempre dimostrate disponibilissime.

      Beautiful location, quiet, relaxing and friendly


      If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings then we can strongly recommend these superbly equipped cottages. The four (soon to be five) units are set on a private lagoon with a wealth of birdlife, and there is also a small swimming pool for cooling off.

      Our hosts, Gabriela and Douglas, made us feel completely at home and were a mine of local information. The environment was so pleasant that we cooked for ourselves most nights. There is a "Bargain" supermarket and a good covered market a short cab ride away in St John's (the taxi from the airport goes right past so we stocked up en-route).

      There are two great beaches within a few minutes walk both of which have hotels with restaurants. We ate twice at the Coconut Beach Club; the food was excellent and the free bar made it good value.

      We rented a car for three days to explore the island and also took an eco boat trip which included the opportunity to snorkel over a coral reef (not to be missed). Gabriela organised everything for us whilst we were there so no need to prebook.

      Serene getaway


      Our eighth visit to Antigua was very special, we were pleased to find these immaculate & especially well equiped cottages on a lagoon with views & birds galore. We like quiet places that are close to the beach, shops, & resturants. St Johns is 15min by taxi with shops & good grocery, resturants are there & closer, and the beach is a 5min walk. These cottages are unique in cleanliness, decor, and superbly equiped kitchen. A true find on a lovely island.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages St. John's

      5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from St. John's


      A travel blog entry by hmaeda on Dec 18, 2014

      1 comment, 1 photo

      ... get rid of the sand, and it was up to Breakers Bar to meet up with Chris and Keith. Another couple of rum punches and lots of chatting about the day. We all decided later maybe we should eat some food to soak up the rum, so it was down to the Venezia restaurant where we had some delicious curry washed down with a cheeky red wine. By now it was getting very late so we staggered off to bed! Amazing day - we had looked forward to it so much and it was worth waiting ...

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      A travel blog entry by my.vagabond.way on May 28, 2014

      30 photos

      ... of my head and shoulders. Then a climb back up many stairs for another complimentary rum punch. Can you see a pattern forming on these island excursions? Back to port we were greeted by a fantastic display of Grenadian hospitality as these photos show. Other ports had a tin drum band playing Calypso music, but this island outshone them. It was great fun! And not a collection tin in sight! Just for our enjoyment, it was a great farewell from this fascinating ...

      Credit card limbo, buffet limbo and limbo limbo

      A travel blog entry by jimnunn on Jan 17, 2014

      4 photos

      ... his act (whatever that was), there was a final burst of applause and it was over.

      Walking back to our rooms Min and Elaine chuckled about how funny the limbo guy was, and how miserable I was for just sitting at the back.

      Last night I had an amazing dream about Richard Gere performing a magic trick, but Min woke me to take a picture of a ship sailing by before Richard had completed the trick, so I've not idea how it ended. How annoying is that?

      Back in the boatyard

      A travel blog entry by ellisasailing on Oct 17, 2013

      15 photos

      ... Meanwhile Sal is happily anti fouling away and finishes the second coat - not sure who has most on them, Ellisa or Sal?!! Tough tasks done we then attacked the damage on the back of Ellisa that was causing us water ingress at the end of last season - as we stripped off the rubber seal it all became apparent why we had been taking on water! A big hole to fill but a good afternoon playing with epoxy (paper mâché as Eric called it) and ...

      ProvidencialesTurks & Caicos to St. John's Antigua

      A travel blog entry by harry4123 on Jan 05, 2013

      4 comments, 3 photos

      ... in sequence for departure, a process aggravated by no parallel taxiway. So I was surprised when the tower instructed an Air Canada jet to back-taxi on runway 10, then told me to back-taxi right behind him. Hmmm, how’s this gonna work? Air Canada taxied to the threshold of 07, but the tower told me to stop and turn around at the 1000 foot markers. Ok, I get it – he then cleared me for takeoff ahead of Air Canada because I didn’t need the ...