News & Reviews

TripAdvisor 2011-2018

5/5 Overall Rating on Trip Advisor from 28 guest reviews. Frequent guest comments were:

-Private, cozy, romantic, clean, charming, affordable
-5 minute drive to Shoal Bay East
-Like having your own home
-Spacious, airy rooms, lots of windows
-Great home base because all beaches are public
-A/C not needed. Seabreezes keep cottage at a perfect temperature.
-Wonderful to have washer/dryer and kitchen!

March 2014

Congratulations to Country Cottage Anguilla, on winning a Silver Top Vacation Rental for the past year. We are so very proud of our sweet little cottage. One of Anguilla’s hidden gems. – Gilda Gumbs-Samuel, Executive Director Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA)

March 2014

Click on either one of our recent awards at the top of this page: The Flipkey “Rated Excellent 2013” badge, or the “Top Vacation Rental 2013” badge at the top of this page to read our guest reviews on

January 2014

Shoal Bay, Anguilla has been named one of the prettiest beaches in the Caribbean! Read about it here.

December 2013

We’ve been talking about our wonderful, memorable time in Anguilla, your beautiful cottage, our favorite beaches….returning to Boston marked one of the first times, after being away, that I did not look forward to sleeping in my own bed. The cottage’s bed was very comfortable, but the greatest part was the breeze through the windows. We truly appreciated the fact that the cottage was so immaculate and organized when we arrived. – DDC, Massachusetts, USA

Posted to, May 2013

Within a day, we felt like it was our own little place–coming ‘home’ every day after our adventures around the island. This clean, bright, colorful & breezy cottage enhanced the feeling of peace & tranquility that one already feels on Anguilla. I was happier and more comfortable spending a week here than I have been in the most expensive resort hotels–and what a bang for the buck! -JLM, New Hampshire, USA

January 2013

A recent guest took a video from the front porch of the Country Cottage Anguilla and posted it on YouTube! Take a look at the clip entitled “A moment of solace for a city dweller like me“.

“Bonnie and Isaiah are gracious, genuine, and well-informed hosts offering all the privacy you need.  They welcome you into their easy-going slice of serenity where the unseen can be as profound as the physical beauty, and let you enjoy your space.” – Solid11, New Jersey (from a review of Country Cottage Anguilla)

September 2012

Take a look at the write-up of Country Cottage Anguilla featured in the September 2012 edition of “Let’s Talk About Anguilla Newsletter (PDF)“!

May 2012

“Thank you so very much for your warm hospitality.  The cottage was cozy, clean, comfortable & charming!  The cottage was so much more than we expected.  We were even more comfortable than we have been at other more pricy accommodations on the island, so we definitely will be back next year!  Thanks for everything, including the fresh veggies!”  – Lila & Randy, England

November 2011

“We had a wonderful stay at Country Cottage.  Thank you again for your warm hospitality.” – New Jersey, USA

August 2011

“Your ‘Carnival Special’ was ideal for us. Carnival was so much fun! We’ve been looking for an affordable and comfortable place to stay when we’re just coming over from St. Martin for a weekend, and now we’ve found it! We’ll be back very soon. Thanks for everything!” – Clarise, St. Martin

July 2011

“Thank you for taking the time out to show us around your beautiful island.  It was so nice meeting great people like ya’ll!  We will most definitely be back!  Thanks again for everything!”-  Hailey & Logan, Florida, USA

March 2011

“Your cottage is beautiful…it was always a pleasure to come home in the evening…we would like to come back again…thank you for everything.” – Antonella, Italy

March 2011

“This is our 3rd visit to Country Cottage and we wouldn’t stay anywhere else, and we have been coming to Anguilla for several years. We are always comfortable here and enjoy the proximity to Shoal Bay and Island Harbour….” – Debbie, Minnesota USA

February 2011

“This one is the definition of the word ‘private’. I looked in the dictionary for English definitions and came up with Country Cottage…. Surrounded by nothing but trees and wildlife.…”- Andy, ‘Let’s Talk About Anguilla’, February 2011 (PDF)

February 2011

“We truly enjoyed our vacation thanks to the Anguilla beaches and your lovely cottage. Hope to visit again in the future!!”– Angela, Florida USA

January 2011

“Thank you for making my experience to Anguilla so special…as a single woman traveling alone, I felt safe…The cottage reminds me of a beach house in California, quaint and charming, but with so much more than I expected. I leave with fond memories.” – Stacy, California USA

June 2010

“I very much enjoyed my stay at Country Cottage Anguilla and I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to send any of my friends there. I can’t say that for all the places I’ve stayed on Anguilla, including some places that cost twice as much (or more!) as this well-kept secret location…” – Patty, ‘Island Obsessions’, 3 Aug 2010

April 2010

“I always love staying here where I can get a true rest …and get some work done with my laptop…I can’t wait for my 4th visit coming up soon!” – Sylvie, France

February 2010

“…our 2nd stay at your darling cottage flew by as fast as the first time we came in 2008. Your cottage is our Anguilla home away from home, and your family is so gracious, what great hosts you are!” – Jane, St. Thomas

March 2009

“…we filmed the panoramic views all around us…peaceful and quiet…we loved barbequing on the western porch and watching the gorgeous sunsets.” Mike, Canada

March 2009

“The cottage is immaculate, airy, colorful and cheerful…your hospitality was amazing and we’ll be back!” – John, New York USA

Nov 2008

“The kitchen was great…we were on a tight budget, so the nearby grocery store and the French Bakery down the road were all we needed….” – Tom, Florida

August 2008

“I just didn’t expect so much! I love this place…as a Caribbean woman, I don’t care about staying on a beach…I’m here for Carnival!” – Jamelea, St. Thomas, USVI

June 2008

“We love everything about staying here! We’ll be back again and again! Next time we’ll bring our friends.” – Jennifer, California USA

March 2008

“I’ve been coming to Anguilla almost every year for 20 years and now I am so happy that I have found this cottage…you are the perfect host!” – Patty, Nebraska USA

February 2008

“This place is just perfect for the 4 of us. We’ve found an annual rendezvous in quaint Welches Village on our dear Anguilla.” – Jane, St. Thomas USVI

December 2007

“The views from the cottage are stunning…we were inspired to hike eastward to the solar lighthouse on the eastern tip of the island & got great photos.”- Steve, Canada