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Periwinkle Cottage of Coral Bay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Periwinkle Cottage of Coral Bay is a perfect rendition of a traditional West Indian cottage with modern amenities such as ceiling fans and screens. Located at the end of a private road, Periwinkle has a million dollar view of Coral Bay, historic Fortsberg, and Norman Island in the BVI. Periwinkle is close to the village of Coral Bay with its variety of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. The location is ideal for exploring St John's best beaches on the North Shore, the South Shore, and the East End.

You enter Periwinkle through a vine-covered arbor into a quiet brick courtyard. The upper level living area is open and airy with vaulted ceilings and fans. The living room has three wicker chairs, a love seat, tables and reading lamps. All upholstery is covered with cotton slipcovers which are washed regularly. The kitchen is well-equipped for home cooking.

Beyond the living area is the upper gallery, equipped with Phantom screens which may be raised or lowered. The gallery dining table seats four guests. Two places to lounge on the gallery include a sofa and a hammock.

A staircase to the lower level leads to a 10' by 20' pool and a spacious hot tub on the tiled pool deck furnished with chaise lounges and tables. Nearby are two equal-sized bedrooms, each with a private tiled bathroom.

Every room in Periwinkle Cottage has stunning views of Coral Bay.

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Property Manager
John Scott
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Periwinkle Cottage of Coral Bay
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
5

A gem!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our most favorite family vacation to date. Periwinkle Cottage was perfectly suited to our family of four. We loved the indoor outdoor living and the views from every room. It was even more beautiful than we had expected from the pictures and very clean. The ceilings were higher than we thought, and there was such an open and airy feel. We didn't even turn on the A/C due to the breezes and fans that also kept mosquitoes at bay.

Having reusable containers and coolers already at the house enabled us to pack lunches for the beach. There were also four beach chairs that came in very handy. We rented snorkel gear from Crabby's near the Coral Bay Dolphin Market which is a very close to the cottage.

Periwinkle Cottage is an absolute gem! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family, and we hope to return to it someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is so sweet and picture perfect. The spa and pool were wonderful and the views couldn't be beat. Our contact person, Sally, was helpful and easy to reach when we needed. The cottage was well cleaned and stocked well with kitchen appliances/gadgets, coolers, and towels. Keep in mind when you buy water that you'll need it to brush your teeth with it as well, can't put the cistern water in your mouth to spit. Only two things we didn't like and one is beyond anyone's control, lack of air con and mosquitoes. I knew that only one bedroom had ac but I've been to St Croix several times and never thought it was really needed, it was definitely needed here. I can't say this enough, the mosquitoes were horrendous. You will live in bug spray while on island and still they manage to find a spot to bite. Every restaurant has a can of OFF on the bar and you'll need it. I'm older and not so concerned with Zika but I was very thankful our daughter's plan to join us and bring our young granddaughter fell through.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Comfy Secluded Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I, joined by another couple, had a fabulous week together at Periwinkle! As soon as we walked in the front door we were taken aback by the views and the wonderful space the owners have created. The photos really do not do this place justice. The cottage has an amazing atmosphere: it is tranquil, bright, spacious, clean and tastefully decorated.

GETTING THERE: The cottage is located in a quiet, remote area up in the hills overlooking Coral Harbor. It’s about a 30-minute drive from the ferry dock (there are two possible routes).

INSIDE THE COTTAGE: The owners have provided all of the things you could possibly need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday (coolers, beach chairs, mosquito spray, soaps, plenty of towels, spices etc.) Sally, the next-door neighbor toured us around the house when we arrived. She is a wonderful lady! There are two en suite bedrooms identical in size (one with air conditioning and one without), and the decor is bright and cheerful in each. I woke up to the sunset coming over the bay every morning and it was wonderful. The rooms are detached from the living/kitchen area, which is nice because it provides some privacy. The pool is much bigger than it appears in the photos, and it’s quite cool (which is a welcome respite from the heat). Goats, donkeys, sheep, and cockerels inhabit the hills surrounding the cottage and their noises provide much amusement. If you are one of those people that needs air-conditioning and can’t handle wildlife this in not the place for you. This Island has ALLOT of mosquitos. We are all covered in bites. Periwinkle is not treated, and you will leave with a ton of itchy bites.

THE VIEWS: AMAZING! Whether you are lying in the hammock upstairs or down by the pool the views are breathtaking!

THE BEACHES: The beaches are not within walking distance, and they are quite far away (at least 10-15 minutes drive) so you will need to rent a Jeep.

NEARBY: There are two grocer/corner shops nearby: Love City and Lily's Gourmet Market. Both are within walking distance (if you like a good hike up the hill). There are also a few restaurants, shops, a post office and water sports within walking distance at Cocoloba Shopping Center.

PERFECT DAY: Hike Bordeaux Mountain Trail, get a spot of lunch at Chateaux Bordeaux (I recommend the Roti), head down to Cinnamon bay for an afternoon swim, and finish off with sundowners at Periwinkle in the pool.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Goats and chickens and donkeys, oh my!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 12 days in September with 2 daughters. Great location just a few minutes from groceries and dining in Coral Bay and convenient to all the best beaches. East facing slope so we got to enjoy the sun & moon rises. We loved the pool and hot tub. Hung out on the screened porch and enjoyed the hammock. Nice breezes and no need for A/C. The outside grill was nice. Wi-Fi worked great. Books were a plus. Beds were comfy. Drank the tap water with no ill effects :) Privacy was great (except for one unannounced visit for pool maintenance). Kept doors unlocked and felt safe. The last .2 miles to the villa was a bit bumpy, but we got used to that :) Of the 4 places I've stayed on St John this was the best deal.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a perfect week at Periwinkle in June. House was beautifully appointed with quality dishes, cookware, linens/towels, etc. Pool and hot tub were both spotless and so much fun, and the view is to die for. Screened in porch is huge and perfect for relaxing and eating meals. Close to Love City market for supplies and Skinny Legs for burgers. We chose Coral Bay for the quiet, and were very pleased with our decision. The location of Periwinkle added to that solitude, as the house is situated up a dead-end hill with only the sounds of goats and chickens to listen to. Also a short drive to Salt Pond Bay beach which was our favorite for hanging in the shade and basic snorkeling. Would 100% recommend this perfect spot and look forward to returning asap.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous view and relaxing atmosphere!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in the beginning of June with my boyfriend and another couple. We loved this rental so much! We were speechless for a while just taking in the view. Sally was awesome and easy to meet up with so she could take us to the house. The pool and hot tub were an awesome thing to come back to after a day on the beach. The driveway up to the cottage is a little rocky, but we managed to do it perfectly fine with little struggle in a AWD Toyota Yaris that we rented. I saw lots of reviews saying a Jeep would be the only way to get up there and got nervous about our rental car but we had no problems! This house was truly a delight to stay in. The upstairs living area was indoor/outdoor and it was amazing at night with the breezes. I would recommend this cottage to anyone! Would even consider using it again if I ever came back with 4 people again. This place does not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lower Carolina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Mid
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Low
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,580
 
 
Mid
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
High
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Holiday
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$226
 

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Amenities

Lower Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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