The Periwinkle Cottage is a cozy mid-century cottage with traditional charm throughout. From the moment you step inside, you'll be reminded of those cabins you stayed in during your summer vacation as a kid. The living room has knotty-pine walls with wood floors throughout all of the rooms. It's like a step back in time, but with all of the modern conveniences. The home was renovated with a new metal roof, wiring, plumbing and fixtures, new bathroom, new kitchen appliances and a new deck outside.
Take a look at the photos of all the rooms, and you'll see the Periwinkle Cottage has maintained it's original vintage charm. This is because we used recycled (original) materials as much as possible and we decorated with fun, beach-cottage colors. According to the feedback from the guests, the Periwinkle Cottage is a fun place to stay. It's a relaxing, comfortable space that is far more enjoyable than a hotel room, because there are no strangers on the other side of the bedroom wall.
Kids especially love the Bunk room, with the built-in alcove bunk beds. Each bunk bed has a built-in night stand with a place for you to put your Ipod, cell phone, game device or your favorite book. We thought of everything! Each of these bunk beds also have individually controlled lights so you can read your favorite book without disturbing your bunk-mate.
Adults will also appreciate the bunk beds, because they were sized with adults in mind. Each bunk has a full 36" of head-room from mattress-to-ceiling; roomy enough so that most should not bump their head.
The inspirations for the colors in the bunk room were taken from a recent trip to one of the island's many Mexican restaurants. The interior of each bunk is the color of limeade; think of your favorite frozen margarita! The walls were inspired by guacamole; don't forget the chips & salsa! The two shades of green go well together; and with coordinated linens the space reminds you that you're on vacation and you're supposed to be having fun!
The kitchen is just as cheerful as it could possibly be. We've used retro colors that are bright and fun. The kitchen renovations included new appliances, counter tops, sink and a custom designed built-in booth that has seating for six. The kitchen table was made from recycled materials; vintage siding from Galveston homes. Take a look at the PHOTOS page, and you'll see the table was attached to the floor with metal pedestals from an old ship. Many walls in the cottage feature art created by local Galveston artists. It's an eclectic mix that includes vintage works as well as more recent works.