We found paradise! The very large deck over looks the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean with distant views of Nevis - spectacular. The main living area opens right onto the deck through beautiful large sliding glass doors. It would be great if there was a screen for the evenings to keep the bugs outside, so we had to keep them closed, but as they work so well, opening & shutting them to go in &out wasn't a problem. Inside the home is bright and spacious. The kitchen is fully applianced & out-fitted with all the essentials. Upstairs are 2 excellent-sized bedrooms with huge closets and a full bath with an odd layout that offers 2 showers (one with a tub) and two wash basins and one john set up in two areas - but it works!
With the home's location at the top of Fort Tyson Rise, a car is an absolute necessity. With car rentals easy to come by (both nationally known companies and great local ones) there is no problem.
While the home had some age and we did have a couple of maintenance issues (a foot through the deck and a running toilet) the company that handles this had workman there when we needed them and they were quick & efficient and did a great job. We ourselves took care of a few things that needed some attention; fixing the dining room chairs and removing and replacing some broken light bulbs, overall the home is in very good shape and the neighborhood is charming!
For restaurants, there are so many fabulous ones, it's hard to name them all! Of our favorites, Marshall's (right next door) is at the top of the list and no car necessary. Others we loved are Rock Lobster, Carombola, Royal Grille and Blu (the last two at the Marriott). For breakfast, you can't beat Ritual's!
Beaches is what St Kitts is all about! Timothy Beach is just down the hill with lots of beach bars for food & beverage but our favorite is Cockershell, a 15-20 minute car ride over some rough roads, but worth all the potholes! Here Lion's Rock offers cold beverages and fabulous Caribbean food! Gotta have a burger & fries, slip next door to Spice Mill.
Staff to do: ride the Sugar Train, do a snorkel trip with Leeward Adventures, go to the Caribelle Batik, try the zip-line, ride up to the top of Brimstone Hill but don't miss a pina colada at Ottley's Plantation!