Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle

Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle

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Property Details

Updated: Sep 27, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

'Serendipity' is a 5min drive from the best beach and the Four Seasons resort with its tennis courts and beautiful 18-hole golf course. There are many restaurants and beach bars nearby, elegant old plantation houses to visit and the quaint little 18th Century capital, Charlestown.

Take a tour up mighty 3232ft Mount Nevis, which towers behind 'Serendipity', or relax by the pool or on the beach, and relish the slow, dreamy pace of life in Nevis - a miniature paradise just 6 miles long by 6 miles wide, with a balmy climate, cool breezes, calm seas, lovely beaches, colourful forests, shady walks, horse riding, and the nicest, friendliest people you could ever hope to meet, people who wave and smile as you drive by.

Each golden day is like a time-warp back to the 1950s, where people are polite and there are no flashy nightclubs, casinos or rowdy tourists, just a quiet little haven.

When you arrive you'll be met by our agent, who will take you up to the house, give you our 21-page guide to the house, island, beaches, restaurants, shops and sports, and help with any problems during your stay.

'Serendipity' nestles quietly amid palm and mango trees 400ft up the jungly side of Mount Nevis, yet it's only a 10-minute drive to the quaint little 18th Century capital, Charlestown. The house sleeps 4 and has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, shower room, spacious living room, fully equipped modern kitchen, study, laundry, and a wide, protected veranda beside a 30ft x 15ft pool with a glorious view across the pretty garden and 2 miles of sparkly Caribbean Sea towards the sunset and Nevis's sister island, St Kitts.

There is air conditioning in both bedrooms, cable TV in the living room and main bedroom, a DVD player, DVD disks, dozens of books, broadband internet, WiFi, big ice-making fridge/freezer, large gas cooker, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, juicer and toaster.

As for Nevis itself, it still deserves its old nickname, 'The Queen of the Caribbees'

The house stands in an acre of land well away from the few other houses at Fern Hill Estates, a small hamlet of 30 stylish modern houses, most on 1-acre plots and all with swimming pools and colourful tropical gardens,.A 5-minute drive away is Pinney's Beach, a long, wide stretch of white sand that is often completely deserted even in the high season except for the plummeting pelicans and a fishing boat or two

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Pinney's is home to seven simple little open-air bistros (including the famous Sunshine's Bar) as well as a smart French restaurant, the Coconut Grove, and a luxurious Four Seasons resort with three restaurants, a huge white beach, calm, protected ocean swimming, two pools, tennis courts, shops, a spa, and an immaculate 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course.

Nevis's capital, Charlestown, is a charming little village with buildings dating from the 17th and 18th Centuries, among them the old Bath Hotel, now the main government offices, which was the height of luxury in the 18th Century and a mecca for European tourists, among them the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who sailed the Atlantic to bathe in the hot springs which are still open to the public at Bath village.

Charlestown has two museums: one commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson, who married a pretty young local widow, Fanny Nisbet, here in 1787; the other the 1757 birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, who was to emigrate to the United States when he was 15 and became one of the USA's founding fathers and its first Secretary of the Treasury.

Among the many delights of Nevis are the Great Houses of the old sugar plantations, some of them in ruins, others now elegant, picturesque hotels: the Montpelier, the Hermitage and the Nisbet. There is a beautiful botanical garden and the island is perfect for lovers of walking, hiking, horse riding, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing.

And Nevis is suffused with music: the bouncy reggae and calypso rhythms that waft from balconies all over Charlestown; the echoing steel pan bands; the traditional string bands that play simple, haunting melodies on their homemade instruments; the Tuesday night guitar-and-drums jam session at the Oualie Beach Hotel, where everyone is encouraged to join in, if only to shake the maraccas or tambourine; the karaoke evenings at several beach bars; the fabulous local rock and reggae bands.

At times, in fact, it seems that Nevis must have been the original musical, magical island that inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest: 'If music be the food of love, play on.'

Three or four small airlines fly in to Nevis direct from Puerto Rico, Antigua and St Maarten, but American, Delta, US Airways, British Airways, and several charter airlines have direct flights from the US and UK to St Kitts, after which you take a half-hour car ferry, passenger ferry or water taxi ride across the sea to Nevis.

And as you approach the island by sea in the early evening, unforgettably beautiful in the dusk, it will haunt you for ever.

Keywords: Private pool, garden, peaceful, stunning view, near beach

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

Graham is a British novelist and biographer, Juliet a British artist who specialises in painting Nevisian houses and plantation inns. They both speak English and French.

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Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle
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Jessups Village area Nevis
East Bay Area, CA USA
5

Look no farther, this is the place!!!

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful house and grounds. Views are worth a million! Kitchen is stocked with everything one would need. Graham truly takes the time to answer even the most silliest of questions with grace and a bit of humor as well. If we come back to the island we would happily stay here again!

Noelle M, Clayton, California
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Jessups Village area Nevis
Allentown, PA USA
5

Third time at Serendipity is still charming

  • 5 of 5
Nevis is still our favorite getaway vacation and Serendipity is always the right choice. Last time we were in the pool and hanging out on the veranda the whole week - this year we actually made it to the beach a couple of times. The villa is so well set up and views are so perfect you really don't want to leave. We didn’t even have any of the neighbors around this year, unless you count the monkeys and goats. Graham really has the grounds looking fabulous and my wife took advantage, cutting fresh flowers for the table. The place is extremely comfortable and relaxing.
We flew into the St. Kitts airport, and used Sea Moss taxi down to Reggae Beach with Captain Coby as our water taxi over to Oualie Beach on Nevis. There is a ferry from Basseterre to Charlestown, but its schedule is not the most reliable. We have used Mervin for our rental “Jeep” on Nevis each time & he is a pleasure to deal with.
After vacationing on Nevis since 2008, it’s really nice to see the place thriving. There are at least five charming grocery stores with a big new IGA and club cards for the stores at the villa. For getting out, Sunshine’s is always a favorite of ours for their Killer Bee’s and hanging out. Golden Rock is one of the most stunning places around since it’s been finished – definitely worth the trip, even for just a drink. Oualie Beach Resort had a great band on Wednesday night and we had a couple of perfect sunny days using their beach loungers and umbrellas – just by a drink, is all they ask. Double Deuce has fun ping-pong and pool tables and is the place to be Thursday for Karaoke night – hello to Nambo. Friday night is ruled by Lime with a fabulous live band and party.
Certainly hope to be back to Serendipity a forth time!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle
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Jessups Village area Nevis
5

Our 2014 Vacation on Nevis

  • 5 of 5
We found Serendipity exactly as described including photos of the property and amenities.
The owner was always contactable and very helpful in providing local information on all aspects concerning our stay on the island. Our reasons for choosing Serendipity were for a peaceful, tranquil, and laid back vacation in beautiful surroundings. We were not disappointed. We will be returning in early 2015 for more of the same!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jessups Village area Nevis
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
5

Memorable Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently returned from our vacation in the beautiful Caribbean Island of Nevis, where we had the pleasure of staying at this lovely home. The photos on the travel site were quite accurate in reflecting the property's appearance and ammenities, however, it is still more breathtaking to personally take in all the scenery, landscape, views of the ocean and the rainforest surrounding the home. During our visit, we were in contact with the owners through the internet service, who provided us with updates on activities for the week during our stay. The owners also provided us with a full detailed summary booklet with recommendations for restaurants, grocery stores and beaches on the island, which was extremely helpful. The property is immaculate and very well maintained. We were so comfortable and pleased that we had decided on renting this property. The owners also gave us contact information for our car rental, which we prearranged prior to our arrival in Nevis. This holiday is one we will certainly remember and would look forward to considering in the future. We would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative. Most mornings we had breakfast in the verandah . We really enjoyed trying the restaurants listed in the booklet supplied to us. Fabulous mouthwatering juicy burgers at Double Deuce, lobster sandwiches at Sunshines, Mahi Mahi at Lime Bar, fish and chips at the beach restaurant at Nisbett Plantation, fresh lobster at the Yachtsman....and so on. On our last day, we booked an ATV trip with the Funky Monkey, which was very enjoyable. My husband who had been doing all the driving had a chance to see sights without having to concentrate on driving on the opposite side of the road (in Canada we drive on the right side!). We were taken on some back roads and saw some very historical sights.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle
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Jessups Village area Nevis
Pataskala, Ohio USA
5

The perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate.

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I just returned from Nevis last week and we miss it already. The island is beautiful and everything is close by. Serendipity is truly a spectacular home and we are grateful to the owners for sharing it with us. Many hours during our stay were spent on the verandah looking out to the pool deck and the ocean beyond. It was the ideal spot for morning coffee and evening cocktails. The rest of the house is very comfortable and well-appointed. The grounds are beautiful and complete with all of the local flora and fauna. We really enjoyed watching the monkeys scamper about. This is the ideal location if you want to have a relaxed and care-free vacation with absolutely no worries.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle
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-+33 493774380
Jessups Village area Nevis
5

Tropical Treasure

  • 5 of 5
We have traveled to many Caribbean islands, and Nevis is truly a special place, as is this lovely villa. It is perfectly located to easily get into town, to beaches, to a variety of restaurants, and to explore the island. The house has everything you want – comfortable beds and furnishings, a well-stocked kitchen, a large screened-in porch, and a lovely pool deck with a sensational view. Graham and Juliet supply an outstanding guide to the island, including many helpful tips on the beaches, grocery shopping, and restaurants. The villa’s beautiful and well-cared-for gardens add to the charm, as do the wildlife, from hummingbirds to monkeys and goats.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

We first travelled to almost every Caribbean island and decided that Nevis is the loveliest of them all: small, very friendly, very pretty, peaceful, and perfect for writing and painting.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Vance Amory International at 6 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mango at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Sea Bridge at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Four Seasons Resort at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Mango at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Pinney's at 2 Miles

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Apr 23 2014 - Oct 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
$4,200
 
 
Advent 2014
Dec 9 2014 - Dec 16 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
Summer 2015
Apr 15 2015 - Oct 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Half on making a firm booking and half + $500 returnable damage deposit 30 days before the rental begins.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

From the Owner

Peace, quiet, solitude, warmth, sunshine, a chance to breathe fresh air and gaze at the stars. We spend five months every winter here before we return each summer to our other home in the hills high behind Cannes and St Tropez in the South of France.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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