This shows the new gazebo on the right - ready for a bit of sun bathing or evening beverage!
The cabin has 110v electricity from inverter with USA sockets.
Woodland Eco Cabin with lovely view
Woodland Eco Cabin with lovely view
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The cabin is remote, a walk through trees - totally off the grid.
Built on stilts it overlooks trees with a long view down a valley.
The cabin has a large bedroom with four poster bed, a full kitchen and open air bathroom with rain water shower.

The space

The cottage is newly built, in 2014 .
Logwood is named after one of the trees that surrounds it - whose heartwood creates the only natural dye that is still used today. This dye was once so valuable that privateers would capture the ships that were taking this cargo back to Europe. The blossom of the Logwood tree also makes wonderful honey.
To build the cottage we used as many recycled materials as possible. The doors are all old and many of which have been left with their original paint work. The outside is covered in wooden shingles in the traditional Caribbean style.
We built the cabin in an area of trees, selecting the spot partly for its view, but also because there was a small clearing in the woods ( wonderful that we didnt have to cut many down!) and it was just asking for a little something. On a hill, and built on stilts the cabin overlooks the trees down a long valley that runs to the back of English Harbour, about 7 miles away. We have tried to preserve this little wood, so have not made a driveway to the cottage - It is a remote, but only a 2 minute walk from the car parking area, through the trees. You will need a 4WD to get to the cabin.
Although the cottage looks old fashioned - that is the only thing that is traditional about it! It is totally independent and is run only by solar energy, with 24 volt lights, pumps and fridge. There is 110v power as well with USA sockets. The rain water is collected from the roof, and is heated with solar.
The bedroom is large, 16 ft X 16 ft : white stained wooden floor, and a double 4 poster bed fitted with a mosquito net. There are old louvred doors barn doors that slide open to a side balcony, and shutter doors opening onto the main front balcony. All the doors and windows have mosquito screens.
There is a large wardrobe with plenty of shelving and hanging space - a desk under the windows should you feel inspired to write or draw, and also wireless internet.
Off the bedroom is the open bathroom with large rain water shower, basin and low water usage loo.
Antigua is a low lying island - which in turn causes a low annual rainfall - so we need to be conscious of water usage.
The Balcony is 10 ft x 24ft and forms the living and dining areas. The kitchen opens up with wide doors so the whole side is open to the balcony and the dining table is in easy reach. There is a solar run fridge with a good size freezer and 4 burner propane gas stove with oven. The kitchen has all the utensils you will need - and basic larder items. We will supply groceries for your dinner and breakfast, should you feel like staying at home for your first night.

Guest access

The cottage is on over an acre of woodland, and has a small garden clearing around the cabin. Not very flowery I am afraid because of the lack of water.
Do throw your washing up water on any plant you see !There are walks nearby around the valley.

Interaction with guests

I live not far away - about 3 minutes walking, which is further than it sounds ! I tend to leave my guests alone - but am delighted if anyone wants to come and ask me questions, or have a cup of coffee.

Other things to note

We have a couple of dogs who are bound to visit. They are big and friendly, but please don't let them inside the cottage or feed them or you will never get rid of them!

Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet
Smoking Allowed

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Any questions or concerns please feel free to call me at any time : ( (phone number hidden)

A few things to note please:

We have given you candles – mainly citronella candles against mosquitos. Please make sure that you don't leave them burning when you go out or when you fall asleep, or indeed have to close to the bed so that the net could get near the flames.
When the candles are not in use – please turn them over. They attract birds and mice to eat them !
There is a fire extinguisher in the kitchen !

The cabin is run by solar power. It's a new system and is running well, but it cannot run things that use more that 1000W of power – like an hairdryer !

The fan should be OK to run all night, but please turn off the internet when not in use as this pulls power.

If you hear an high pitched squeal and the 110v lights go off ( the LEDs run on 24 volt so will stay on ) – this is because the inverter is saying the batteries have got too low.
You can either call me on (phone number hidden) ( there is a local cell phone for you use )
Go under the house, use the brass key on the padlock and turn the inverter off.

The water is all collected rainwater from the roof.
We have been having a drought recently so please be aware of usage.
The water is solar heated, if it has been cloudy the water temp will be warm, but if a sunny day do watch out, it can get very hot!

The internet password is on the bottom of the black box itself. If it does not start straight away then turn on and off and take out sim. If all this fails call me and I will take it into Digicel.
The cell phone has some EC dollars on for you to make local calls etc.
To check how much is left dial *120#.
If this runs out let me know or top up at local shops.

Antigua at this time only recycles aluminium and plastics #1 and #2 – so its better to buy beer in cans!

There is a white enamel bucket in the kitchen (with lid) that can be used for this should you wish.

The cabin faces East so it get the breeze to its face, that also means it gets the rain from that direction as well. Should it rain while your here
there are blinds to roll down – these go behind the railings and pull tight and tie down to the cleat. They need to be tight – I am told by the maker they can stand almost anything but chaffing.
Please try not to roll back up when wet as mildew is a constant battle in the tropics !
If you see the rain coming towards you down the valley please also put the hammock out of the rain somewhere!

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

32 Reviews

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Louise User Profile
June 2017
An incredible spot. Despite being very rural this beautiful cabin was superbly kitted out, very clean and with amazing views down the valley. Louise was very helpful offering a lift down the lane, and I would recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful escape.

Nick User Profile
January 2017
Such a beautiful and remote place to escape to. Louise was a great host, leaving a fridge of food and a local phone in case we needed her. Would highly recommend staying here.

Dave User Profile
July 2016
My wife and I had a lovely time staying at Louise's eco cabin, and would highly recommend to those wishing to see the Antiguan rain forest and the abundance of wildlife. As others have said, a 4x4 is essential as the road getting to and from the cabin is a concrete track with very deep pot holes - although even the main roads around the island are in a poor state. It is not well known, neither the customs officials or the car hire knew of the location, but the directions provided were excellent and we had no problems finding the place. We were greeted on arrival by a gentleman and 3 very friendly dogs, who showed us around the very well planned cabin, which also included several thoughtful food items for dinner (with a beer as well!). The outdoor shower was a delight, particularly in the warm rain, and in the evenings after an excursion around the island we enjoyed sitting on the porch with a meal and a drink while listening to the crickets and beetles. The mosquito nets on the windows kept out the bugs which meant windows could be left open, but I recommend ear plugs as the sounds are quite loud! Before we left we were treated to visits from many animals including lizards, hummingbirds and a dog, all of whom kept us entertained. Thank you Louise for a lovely stay!

David User Profile
June 2016
This is our 4th stay in Louise' beautiful cabin, and every time we love it more and more. Probably the most private location on the island but still only a short drive to fantastic beaches and restaurants / shops in Falmouth. Incredibly well-kept and Louise has a lovely eye for the decor. Perfect spot for a couple - very comfortable bed, and the veranda is a wonderful play to spend the evening after cooking something up in the fully provisioned kitchen. We've stayed elsewhere in Antigua but this is by far our favourite location and Louise is the best host, and we'll keep coming back!

Fiona User Profile
May 2016
What a wonderful relaxing welcome to Antigua; this Eco-cabin was just what we needed. Louise provided a warm welcome and we very much appreciated the provisions she left for us, enough for supper on our first night and breakfasts, which included eggs from her chickens and ducks. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the comfy chairs and hammock on the veranda set among the trees, the outdoor bathroom (complete with 'frog in the bog'), the cheeky birds that came to visit (banana quits and lesser antillean bullfinches), taking the dog for a walk and being deep in the countryside where the peace and quiet was only disturbed by the frog chorus at night. The track to the cabin is pretty rough so a vehicle with high ground clearance is essential. Despite the feeling of remoteness English Harbour is only twenty minutes drive away. The cabin is tastefully and attractively furnished and perfectly designed for outdoor living. We only wished we had stayed for longer, and thank you so much for everything Louise.

Claire User Profile
April 2016
This place is absolutely amazing, it's beautifully decorated, kitted out with everything you need to self-cater, has reliable, properly hot water and is such a relaxing, special place to stay. It was lovely having a shower whilst watching little birds hopping from branch to branch! Louise was very generous with kitting out the fridge with food for the first night which was a god-send after we had a delayed flight and arrived after dark! Louise was very helpful and quick to respond from start to finish, and lent us a local mobile phone which was fantastic for contacting her and also booking things to do. As Louise says, the road to the house is quite exciting (!) so you will definitely need a 4x4, but it's good to have one for driving around Antigua anyway as there are so many potholes! This place was really memorable, and one of our favourite parts of our entire honeymoon, so thank you Louise!

Mihnea User Profile
December 2015
Wonderful cottage in Antiguan mountain brush with wide ranging views from the porch. Cleverly designed and built wooden structure, solar powered, but not lacking in modern amenities (fully equipped kitchen, hot shower, wifi, etc). Furnishings are high quality and we slept very well without a fan or A/C due to the famous trade winds. Louise is an extremely attentive host - we found the fridge stocked with high quality groceries (Waitrose!) and plenty of ice. She also kindly changed sheets and towels half way through our stay. Location appears remote but is in fact quite handy, no attraction or beach is more than half an hour's drive. Highly reccomended!
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
Thanks for this review. It was nice to meet you both. I will check on the note water - it has solar heating and may have been due to cloudy days, but will check. Thanks for letting me know. Have a great New Year. Louise
December 2015

Antigua and BarbudaJoined in July 2010
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.

I am from England originally, but have been living in the Caribbean for 25 years.
I run my own business, a Production Service Company, which helps people coming into the Caribbean for filming or photography. When not traveling for work I live at home at Tranquil Farm with my daughter,
dogs, ducks, chickens - I love to garden and reading, and the peacefulness of my surroundings.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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