1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
- English, German
About SONJA HAYNES
My name is Sonja and I am the owner of the Pinkshack Studio Cottage, here in Five Islands on the peninsular of Antigua just a short drive away from St Johns the Capital.. I live onsite with my small adorable friendly fluffy friends, who are always looking forward to making new friends with our visitors... If you are not sure you would like to interact with my doggies on any level please don't worry they do have their very own tropical garden, and can kept separately from the guest areas and actually they are just very happy doing their own thing... Over the last five years I have been developing my Pinkshack property and the landscaping of the Garden around it.. Pinkshack Studio truly offers a wonderful mixture of exoitic flowers, many varieties of Palms and many wonderful fruit trees, we often are able to offer our visitors the fruits and provisions that grow in the Pinkshack Gardens.. I have focused very much on the types of flowers and planting tropical fruit trees in the garden as the aim was to attract many species of tropical birds, if you love a private tropical setting with humming birds whizzing by and other species of tropical birds and love to expand your knowledge about the places you visit or even just enjoy your days on our fantastic 5 * Beaches here in Five Islands you will love staying with me here at the Pinkshack... I first travelled to Antigua as a tourist myself in 1996 and fell in love with the Island and having been a keen traveller in ym younger years I decided that one day I would live abroad and so here I am!! I can offer a wealth of knowledge for you to have a wonderful time and make the most of your stay here on Antigua, many who have already stayed with me here have loved staying in the Pinkshack, it's a very friendly and easy going atmosphere and the main emphasis when you stay with me is that you have a great holiday :) I hope you decide to book the Pinkshack and meet me here in Five Islands
Why SONJA HAYNES chose St John's
Pinkshack Studio offers a unique self catering Holiday experience at an extremely competitve price... There are very few other properties on Antigua which offer the exceptional standard of accomodation in this price category.. Whilst here you will receive second to none advice about how to get the very best from your holiday.. Pinkshack is only minutes walking distance from some of Antigua's finest white sand beaches, you will be absolutely spoiled for choice of which of the white powdery beaches to enjoy during your stay... We offer a very warm friendly and down to earth holiday experience... I chose this area of Antigua as it's history is very unique to the rest of Antigua and even today to a very large extent it is still a strong rural community, Five Islands also offers a wealth of the best beaches Antigua has to offer, the nearest of these are only a short stroll away ..
What makes this Cottage unique
The unique benefits of Five Islands are the many 5* beaches, rolling hills views and free roaming animals such as cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens and ducks.. The friendly community of Five Islands is also very appealling, most times I do feel as though I live on another Island other than Antigua as we are very rural, Five Islands is on the peninsula of Antigua, yet only a five minute drive away from St Johns Capital....
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Cindy and I stayed in Sonja's Pink Cottage for 1 week. We absolutely loved our time there and hope to make it back again. It did rain a lot but we always found an adventure to go on. Driving on left side of the rode was a challenge.
Buzz and Cindy.
I had a fantastic stay in Sonja's little cabin. It's well built, well maintained and truly special, situated in a lush green garden away from it all, yet close to St. John's. There's a fifteen-minute walk to Deep Bay, and chances are you'll get the beach pretty much to yourself.
The cabin has a well-equipped kitchen and a small, nice bathroom, it has a quiet AC system as well as a ceiling fan, keeping the indoor temperature comfortable. Sonja is a fantastic hostess, she's doing exactly what she's meant to do in life. She greeted me as an old friend, arranged transports and took me out sightseeing on several occasions. This cabin is highly recommended, and I’m planning to return soon.
Very friendly place to stay, Sonja makes this place, she is so helpful.
Stayed seven nights, Sonja gives you a tour of five island so you know where the beaches are and what's around the area, she is very approachable and will do anything to make your stay enjoyable.The shack we had was very comfortable and the free Wi-Fi was excellent,lovely hot water for the wonderful shower.We did have a jeep and do recommend as you are a little way out from St Johns, we did manage to walk it,took about 40 minutes,you can always get a taxi back. We spent an afternoon at deep bay which is beautiful,we walked there which was lovely as you get to see the sights around you, we also walked around five island village, the people there are so friendly.Sonja has lots of little dogs but to be honest they don't bother you but they love the attention if you want to give it.The tree's and plant's have matured making the shade if you want to be out of the sun,all in all a lovely stay 'thank You' Sonya for your friendship and hospitality.
A wonderful experience
We had a great time at the Pinkshacks Studio cottage which is beautifully situated in a luscious tropical garden. Our accomodation left nothing to be desired, and Sonja was an amazing hostess who gave us a great tour on our first day and supplied us with lots of information about the island that made our stay that much more fun and interesting. The adorable cats and dogs on the property were lovely to play with!
Great Hostess at the Pink Shacks!
My husband & I really enjoyed our 1 week stay at the Pink Shacks! Sonja, the owner/hostess is so wonderful! She even gives you a free tour of the Five Islands area / St. John's the day after you arrive! She dedicated the day to us....took us out in her vehicle, showed us all the roads / trails to get to the best beaches!
This is a rural area.....so the roads are NOT well marked. Be sure to take her up on this offer! She also rents out jeep like vehicles, if you're interested. So we took her up on that offer too. Good deal. If you plan on driving around / crossing from west to east side of Antigua...a little SUV , like hers, is very helpful. Some steep climbs, windy roads to get to the other side. Lots of potholes to avoid! lol Driving is on the left-hand side of the road (the opposite for us Canadians!), but we did well. I highly recommend the $40 Transfer from the airport to the Pink Shacks upon arrival. Sonja will offer it to you. She has a fellow pick up you at the airport ($40 total, NOT per person); he takes you to the police station and assists you in getting your $20 USD International Drivers' Licence. (required on Antigua). Be sure to have your real driver's license with you. Then he takes you through the city of St. John's (which is very busy and overwhelming, with narrow and tons of "one way" streets. He'll explain all the sites/share knowledge about the area with you. Then, he takes you to a local Supermarket.......and you have 30 minutes to pick up some supplies for the kitchen at your Pink Shack. This was so appreciated and so handy!!!!
Although the PinkShacks have NO air conditioning, no worries. Not needed. Two big ceiling fans/screened windows keep it cool. The plants/trees/ foliage that you see in the photo here have GROWN A LOT! So, lots of shade to keep your cottage cool. Lots of privacy between other pink shacks. 3 in all, I think. The kitchen- well equipped. Full stove/ big fridge There's a little common courtyard area in middle of the property where you can relax or eat at a patio table - nice Gas BBQ provided ! We used it!
Sonja has many cute, friendly dogs/cats she has rescued. If you love animals - this is the place to stay. All small dogs/ very well behaved...and only out in the common courtyard when she is there. (if you're allergic-this is not the place for you) This location is rural....fun to explore! Just bring bug spray for sunset hours/dining @beach restaurants. Hawksbill Beach area great
Pink Shacks was perfect for me: a roomy fully furnished cottage with porch set in a lush tropical garden. The place overflowed with country charm. And it was a few minutes drive from several lovely beaches (mostly empty--after all, it was the off season). Plus, no one could ask for a better hostess than Sonya Haynes. She took me on a half-day orientation tour, helped with laundry, provided beach towels, knew the best places to shop and dine, and had an encyclopedic knowledge of the island, its people, history, ecology and weather. Highly recommended to anyone looking for an off-the-beaten-path island getaway.--Mike