2 bedrooms, 2 baths
The Lazy Turtle Villa is one of the few beach side villas with private pool on Nevis.
Set between the mountain and the beach, the views are stunning. The villa is built around the ocean with views of the sea from every room. A private path leads you to the white sands of Nisbet beach. A short walk leads you to Nisbet Plantation, a top rated plantation style inn where you can enjoy excellent dining or simply a cold drink at the casual beach bar. You can set up a tab there for your convenience.
The villa includes a very large porch with 2 hammocks, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, a living room with WIFI, TV, and DVD and just outside is another hammock and gazebo nearby.
Our bedrooms feature Nevisian style mahogany beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. The master bedroom is air conditioned although most people prefer to fall asleep to the magical tradewinds.
We will pick you up at Nevis airport or on St. Kitts free of charge and bring you home where a rental car will await you. We pride ourselves on our service and convenience.
Tennis: Four Seasons tennis is second to none, with ten courts and ample facilities, services and amenities including night play and professional instruction.
Managed by world-renowned Peter Burwash International, the site comprises four red clay courts (two lit for night play) and six hard courts (three lit for night play). Tennis equipment, apparel and accessories are available from the pro shop, located in the sports pavilion.
The Four Seasons hotel is a short drive away and welcomes our guests for Tennis and Golf (see below). Spa treatments can also be reserved at their world class spa.
Water Sports: Lazy turtle is a short drive from Oualie beach resort. There you will find scuba diving, mountain biking, snorkeling, sunfish sailing, sport fishing boats, a windsurfing school, hobie cats, kayaks and day sailing adventures on yachts and catamarans. You can rent boats, windsurfers and kayaks.
Guided sailing trips can be arranged at this location.
Four Seasons beach club is a 20 minute drive and offers waterskiing, banana boating and tubing.
Adventure sports and other activities: The mountainous terrain and beautiful beaches provide the perfect backdrop for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking.
We will direct you to some terrific guides who can help share the island with you and create a perfect workout as well!
One of our favorite activities is hiking to plantation ruins. Our kids like to figure out the function of each building they discover.
Climb to the top of Mount Nevis! This is not for the faint of heart and a guide is recommended. This is a stunning hike and the view from the top is well worth the effort!
Wish we were still there
About the Owner
We have been visiting Nevis for over 20 years and our parents live on Nevis during the winter. As such, we have many secrets to share! Ask us about hikes through the ruins or the latest restaurant openings and we would be happy to share.
Our extensive experience on the island has allowed us to set up the perfect vacation. From the private water taxi that picks you up at the St. Kitts airport, to having a rental car waiting for you at the villa, we love to see our guests stress free!
4.9 based on 33 traveler reviews
Wish we were still there
An Island retreat that has everything you want
Lazy Turtle is a perfect get away. It is on the ocean. Jane and her staff have done everything to make your visit very nice. From the time you arrive at St. Kitts airport - she has arranged a taxi, then to the launch to get a quick trip to Nevis. Time will go quickly. Enjoy reading by the home’s pool or walking on the beach. Fix dinner at home or go out and explore a place with local music.
Best vacation ever
Prior to coming to Nevis, we had abandoned Caribbean vacations, feeling that the entire region had become too commercialized, Not so for Nevis. Thanks to this lovely, unspoiled, laid-back island, there is still aN authentic Caribbean island experience. For us, after years vacationing in locations that are either indifferent or sometimes hostile to visitors, the genuinely welcoming attitude of Nevisians was so refreshing! It was also one less stress to have no language barrier to struggle with, since English is he official language here. The beaches are the most beautiful anywhere. The villa is directly on Nisbet Beach, which is wild, beautiful and unspoiled. We were here during peak season, and had an area of Pinney's beach, on the leeward side near the Four Seasons, completely to ourselves. No getting up at 5:00 am to reserve a spot on the beach with a flip flop. The entire beach is available any time.
The restaurants we tried were all great. Pizza Beach, Lime, and Golden Rock. We also cooked at home, and the kitchen was well equipped, even for fairly elaborate meals.
I couldn't help but notice the single negative review of this villa. I can't judge, since I wasn't here when that person visited, but he can't have been talking about the same Lazy Turtle. Bug infested? The worst I saw here was an ant. We have way more bugs in NC than I ever saw here. The housekeeping is impeccable, and I would literally eat off the floor. Not even any sand in the house. I would have to assume that reviewer had some other motive with such ridiculous comments. I hope everyone who considers staying here realizes what an outlier that unpleasant person is. Some people are never going to be pleased with anything.
I would not hesitate for a moment staying here again, or recommending it to friends and family. This will be remembered as one of the happiest weeks in memory.
A December to Remember
Lazy Turtle Villa truly a FiND
Happy Days... :))
Well we hit the nail right on the head with the Lazy Turtle and Nevis. We flew in from London and were met by Daisy exactly as we had been told we would be in the very useful and efficient emails we had received from Lara and Jane and the water taxi across to Nevis was a fun way to start our trip - nice boat Wincent!
We then met Marlon who rented us a car for the duration of our trip - as we like to explore off the beaten track a bit, the little 4x4 was ideal. On arrival at the the villa, Bonnie was waiting to show us around and in no time we had settled into our new 'home'. The villa is exactly as described and has all the facilities mentioned, although we didn't use some of them - the TV didn't get turned on once! The pool is great and the garden is bigger than expected - one of our delights was wandering down the garden, through the gate and down the path to the beach to watch the sun rise in the mornings...
We spent our days exploring Nevis, as well as catching the ferry over to St Kitts for a couple of days there. We ate out most evenings and found some splendid restaurants - Gallipot (clearly the ex-pats favourite..!), Bananas, Golden Rock, Hermitage and Coconut Grove are all worth a visit, but our favourite was Chrishi's which had great food and staff and splendid cocktails!
The Botanical Gardens are well worth a visit, as is the museum in Charlestown - a visit which can be ended with a drink at the very friendly Cafe des Arts next door. It's also fun to look around away from the main road around the island. We tried out several of the roads marked as 'dirt track/road' on the map and found all sorts of remains from the island's plantation past, as well as the first herd of wild donkeys we have ever come across! And monkeys...lots of monkeys...
All in all we had a fantastic time, and if you want your own space and to do your own thing, away from the normal tourist trail, then the Lazy Turtle is a great place to do it. I suspect we may be back..!
From the Owner
“Nevis has a little of everything: beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, great hiking, world class golfing, water sports and incredible restaurants. We also just love the people. This is an unspoiled island that has maintained it's dignity over the years. We have made many friends amongst the people there and could not imagine a more serene place to unwind.”
Activity and Interests
Enjoy the privacy of a beachside villa with the convenience of resort living. We will greet you at the airport _ either in Nevis or St. Kitt _ and a rental car will await you at the villa, should you desire one. Start a tab at the neighboring Nisbet Plantation beach club for award winning meals and beach side drinks. Meals can also be prepared in your fully equipped kitchen.
This is one of few beachfront properties with a pool. It is located on the most desirable part of the island, convenient to the many places Nevis has to explore; hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, biking, golf and tennis and some of the best food in the carribean.
We have been exploring Nevis for over 15 years and would be delighted to share our experiences with you
Golf: The Robert Trent Jones II course at the Four Season Resort is world famous and a short drive away.
The course provides a dramatic view of the Resort, the Caribbean and the neighboring island of St. Kitts.
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Mar 29 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Mar 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
Rate includes one way transport from either St. Kitts or Nevis airports.
If you only use one bedroom, the rate is 210 a night in the summer and 350 a night in the winter.
From the Owner
“Although we love all the activities of Nevis and all she has to offer, what we love most is coming home, getting a drink and settling in on the porch or gazebo and just stare at the ocean. We feel so peaceful there. Many of our guests have repeated this to us and this is why so many come back to our home.”
- Away From It All
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning ...
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided ...
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Wireless Internet ...
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Dining Area
- Books for Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Mountain View
- botanical garden
- health/beauty spa
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- golf privileges optional
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- surf fishing
- water tubing
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
- Private bathroom for each bedroom. High quality bath and beach towels. Soaps and basic toiletries supplied. Please bring shampoo and toothpaste. Maid service twice a week.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 king
- Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, available crib and cot
- Air conditioning in the master suite. Beds have been crafted in the typical Nevisian style, with Mahogany bedposts reminiscent of the colonial era. Twin beds of the same vintage in the second bedroom. High thread count luxury Egyptian cotton sheets on all beds. High quality bath and beach towels. Ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom.
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio ...
- Gazebo ...
- Lanai / Gazebo ...
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Small Cooler
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway to Water
- 6 garden chairs
- 4 beach chairs
- Guests provide their own meals
- We pride ourselves on keeping everything 'stocked up' including beach chairs, picnic basket and coolers etc, so you don't have to worry. Our driver will pick you up at either the St. Kitt's or Nevis airports and will have a rental car waiting for you at home, should you desire. Our caretaker who has lived on island for many years will share the 'inside scoop' on restaurants and tourist attractions. Our housekeeper will keep keep things clean, so you don't have to. We have been enjoying Nevis for over fifteen years and will provide you with a comprehensive list of things to do, so that you can savor everything Nevis has to offer. Alternatively, the privacy and location of Lazy Turtle is the perfect place to get away from it all and simply reconnect with loved ones. Come and see why so many of our guests have come back!