Please see our other listings with great reviews on VRBO and Homeaway Pinkshack Studio Cottage and Pinkshacktoo.... Pink Oasis Garden Studio is a wonderful cool, airy and beautiful private Caribbean guest cottage in the semi rural Caribbean setting of breezy Five Islands, with its breathtaking Caribbean rolling hills, valley and pastures...Pink Oasis Studio offers a well secured, genuinely affordable and peaceful property to enjoy your vacation on Antigua, situated in a beautiful tropical garden numerous species of palms, stunning shrubs, a mulitude of tropical flowers grace the Pinkshack gardens.. Local fruit trees, local vegetables, peppers and herbs are also grown at Pinkshack Cottages and we offer complimentary garden produce to all of our Pinkshacker's to sample during their stay... Nature and animal lovers alike will adore the array of tropical birds which frequent the Pinkshack garden, the peaceful area of Five Islands also offers the unique experience to see free roaming donkeys, horses, cows,sheep, goats, ducks and chickens around the property's perimeter...The Five Islands area has no less than 10 of Antiguas 365 breathtaking, secluded beautiful white sand beaches, including one of the only Naturist beaches EDEN BEACH in the Caribbean, it's a rambling, secluded white sand beach which is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers great snorkelling and an opportunity to see the rare Hawksbill Turtle swimming in the Hawksbill crystal clear waters or you may even see some turtle hatchlings scuttling into the clear blue sea... The blissful powder white sand beach at Deep Bay Cove offers an opportunity to hike up to historical Fort Barrington to view the Andes sunken shipwreck... Fort Barrington dating back as early as 1652, fortified in 1779 is one of Antigua's National Parks. . The property is located less than 10 minutes stroll from this outstanding area of natural beauty and history. Nearby stunning Coconut Bay is also less than a minute walk or you may opt to hire a car which means you will reach anyone of these beaches in less than 5 minutes, including Galley Bay, any one of the four Hawkbill Estate Beaches, Eden Beach, Deep Bay, Galley Bay Beach, Armani Beach, Hideaway Bay, Yeptons, Coconut Beach, Pensioners Corner Beach, this is a completely stunning rural area of Antigua and a great place to enjoy your holiday experience... In addition to the Pinkshack's superb rural, yet convenient position it is only a 6 minute Drive to the Capital of St Johns, offering full amenities including a large Supermarket, several pharmacies, banks local fish and fruit/vegetable market and vendors and many Caribbean local shops, bars and restaurants. The historic Redcliff Quay and in complete contrast the modern Heritage Quay offering the Capital's excellent array of interesting Caribbean shops restaurants and cafes and bars. Holidaying in Pinkshack Studio Cottage on Antigua is an excellent self catering choice and is very likely to exceed your expectations as it offers genuine value for money without experiencing budget facilities...
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best ever start into a holiday!
I stayed in Sonja's pink cottage for 6 nights last December, short, but the best start to a Caribbean holiday I could ever wish for. The cottages are wonderful, cozy, clean and decorated with love. The size of the space is absolutely sufficient for sleeping, food preparation, and lounging with a book and a cup of tea/glass of rum out on the deck. It is an oasis and wonderfully quiet place off the busy places, exactly what I needed to wind down from stress and relax. Little frogs and other nocturnal critters are a beautiful background noise to fall asleep to. There is a bunch of small, very social and friendly little dogs around, but every cottage has its own gate and they are well trained and won't bother you if you don't want any contact. Sonja is a wonderful host, she will take you on a tour around Five Islands and beyond, to show you beautiful beaches and places to visit. One beach is in walking distance just over the hill. Sonja is happy to make arrangements for you if you want help with planning day trips, hikes, or snorkeling destinations. It is easy to order a cab to get around, Sonja provides her guests with their own phone during their stay, and she also rents cars. As a female single traveler, I always felt safe and would spend evenings alone in the nearby capital of St. Johns. Oh, and last but not least, I should not forget the fabulous turkey dinner Sonja made for Christmas! Would I go back? I actually booked my ticket already ( -;
Sonja's lovely pinkshack cottages
We had a great 3 week stay in Antigua. Sonja has 5 cute little cottages in lush gardens of tropical flowers, shrubs and fruit trees, which she has all planted and designed herself. The cottages are all slightly different, but all well designed, spotlessly clean, with full kitchens and outside sitting areas.
One has a large raised deck area surrounded and secluded by bamboo and palms, one has a sitting area up some steps with lovely countryside views, one has a large grassed area in front with seats and sunbeds....all are charming and so is Sonja. Always available on site if you need any help with trips, taxis, jeep hire etc but doesn't intrude if you want a quiet time.
She offers a weekly cleaning and linen change free of charge, and also supplies huge bottles of water at cost price, very useful.
Antigua is beautiful and quite undeveloped compared to Barbados, the capital St Johns is interesting to stroll around, thronged with locals and cruise ship passengers, lots of vendors selling fresh fruit and veg from the back of their vans.
Some gorgeous beaches, Deep Bay (15 mins walk away from Pinkshacks), Half Moon Bay and Long Bay were our favourites, great for swimming and snorkelling.
Hiring a car or jeep is advisable but there are frequent buses into St Johns and from there you can get buses to other areas of the island.
There's not really anywhere to eat out within walking distance of Pinkshacks but we enjoyed shopping in the markets and doing our own cooking, or getting ready made food in the local supermarkets and reheating. There is a local barbeque in Five Islands Village twice a week.
Another thing we really enjoyed were the birds of Antigua, there are salt ponds and mangrove swamps full of birdlife, pelicans diving for fish, frigate birds, egrets, herons, ospreys, whistling ducks etc
Thanks Sonja for a great holiday
Cath and Nigel
Lovely Caribbean cottage
Charming little cottage with nice terrace. We had a wonderful time there with my husband and baby during 12 days. This is the ideal place if you want to enjoy Antigua away from the huge and busy hotels. Pinkshak is located just a few minute walk from Five island village and beautiful beaches, a good point for us who love walking. We could rent a car easily from Sonja in order to visit this wonderful island, and also experience the local bus to go to St John’s food market, that was great!
Before our venue, Sonja has been very helpful for the booking process and has provided many practical information about the island, very useful to prepare our trip.
She has organized a taxi driver to pick us up at the airport, the cottage is well furnished and equipped, all the windows are fitted with mosquito net, a cleaning lady comes to the cottage every week… everything has been very smooth, we had a great stay at Pink shak !
The Pink Shacks
Had an amazing time staying at the pink shack cottages in Antigua! We were there for 17 nights in January and didn't want to leave.Really beautiful cottages with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.Sonja is just amazing such a beautiful girl and so helpful nothing is a bother at all to her..from getting us sorted with taxis ( you can hire a car) and with all the information on where to go and the best beaches to visit. The sun was shining and so hot it was just a fabulous holiday! Can't wait to return to Amazing Antigua the land of sun and sea..🏝💗 The you Pink Shack cottages for an amazing stay.😀
Cozy paradise at Antigua
The pinkshacks are a little paradise. The studio was cozy and welcoming and you find there everything you need. To explore the island you need a car. You can walk to the beach and spent our in the garden or on your private porch. Sonja is a great host and is always approachable. She organizes taxi rides and dinners and is fun to talk to.