Located on the lower slopes of Mount Nevis, the property benefits from great views yet only 5 minutes drive from the beach. The house is set in arguably one of the nicest private gardens on the island. Lush tropical plants, palm trees and fruit trees with spectacular views 180 degrees across the Caribbean sea and St Kitts.
Extensive accommodation includes on the upper level 3 large bedrooms, all ensuite with imported Spanish marble tiles and jacuzzi baths. The large Great Room features a very well stocked kitchen and extensive seating area with entertainment centre inc Plasma and cable TV. To the rear is a screened verandah where one can relax overlooking the gardens and rain forest and watch the monkeys or hummingbirds!
The best feature of the property is the large screened front verandah with a seating area and dining table which can, if required, seat up to 12 adults. It offers spectacular views of the pool, garden and the Caribbean sea across to St Kitts.
On the lower level the owners have built a family games room which extends the width of the property. This features pool and air hockey tables and a settee which converts to a double bed capable of sleeping 2 people. Adjoining this room is a large ensuite wet room and wc ideal for washing off the sand after a day at the beach.
Hummingbird House is situated in a very small development with no passing traffic. The neighbours are friendly and local professionals.
The nearest beach is only a 5 minute drive away, accessed via either Jessups or Barnes Ghaut villages, whilst supermarkets, Charlestown and airport are only a 10 minute drive away.
Just wanted to drop a quick note to thank you so very much for letting us enjoy your home in Nevis.
Hummingbird House was wonderful and we fell in love with Nevis and the wonderful people who call it home.
The only draw back is that the time flew so quickly and there was so much more to see, do and enjoy! We never managed to get back to Double Deuces and Mark and Lyndy-so they will be on top of our list next trip. Hummingbird House is pure perfection...again wish we had spent more time there. That kitchen is certainly set up to cook and entertain.Had we not wanted to soak up every beach and garden we certainly could have idled time right there for the eight days. We did enjoy the pool in the evening and that view is incredible.
My husband and I and another couple spent two extremely relaxing weeks at Hummingbird House. It was so difficult to leave the comforts and warmth of Hummingbird and Nevis to return to the frigid temps of New England! Flexibility seemed to be the order of the day as we were allowed to check in earlier than normal as we transitioned from another home on the island to Hummingbird House. We had been informed that cold beverages (beer and Ting) would be waiting for us upon arrival, and indeed they were. Visitors are asked to restock the supplies when they depart the home; lovely to have cold drinks to greet you! Richard was most helpful and responsive before and during our stay at Hummingbird. We didn't require assistance with taxi, water taxi, and car rental as we were already on-island, but the help was readily available had we desired it. He did assist our friends with their travel arrangements from St. Kitts, and all went smoothly. When we encountered difficulty with the DVD connections and informed Richard of our dilemma, the housekeeper arrived two days later with a new machine which she quickly made operational. The house, itself, was warm and welcoming…our bed was very restful…the chaise lounges adjacent to the pool were the most comfortable I've encountered…the pool was cool and refreshing….gardens were quite beautiful. We never required the bedrooms' air conditioning as the breezes kept the house well ventilated. We enjoyed watching the monkeys nibble flowers from the trees and cavort with one another in the yard. They are quite shy and disappear quickly when human beings come on the scene. We found the conveniences available in the kitchen, dishes, glass and plastic beverage containers, utensils, pots and pans, spices, etc. more than adequate. While we didn't use the toys (air hockey, pool table, etc.) on the first floor, some visitors might find these great diversions. We did complete two jigsaw puzzles during our two week stay. All in all, we had a lovely stay at Hummingbird House and would recommend the home highly.
We were extremely fortunate to spend three glorious weeks at Hummingbird House and even that was not enough! It was exactly as I had expected and even better. So quiet and private, close to everything, beautiful gardens, and extremely comfortable. We saw more monkeys than I ever imagined right in our very own yard, and hummingbirds galore to boot! The set up was roomy and perfect, the beds comfortable and the entire house felt like home. The loungers on the pool deck were more comfortable than I can describe, and the pool was glorious! Perfect size and perfect temperature.
Richard and Claire went out of their way to make sure that we were taken care of in every way. They organized our car rental, our transfer from the airport to Oualie, our guests transfers, and even checked in often to give us ideas what might be fun to do each day. Never have I experienced service like that from the owners of houses we have rented in the past. Thank you so very much!
We loved Nevis. Loved the quiet, loved how easy it was to navigate, loved the people, loved the food, loved the topography, loved it all:) We try a new island each year and I can honestly say that we will be back.
Have no doubts about this house......if you have the opportunity, go for it!
This house met and exceeded every expectation we had of our rental. The communication with Richard before during and after the trip was excellent, he was easy to work with and very accomodating to our needs as we were traveling with 4 kids. The house was impeccably clean and stocked with everything you could need to make dinner for 8 people. All the pictures on the site are accurate and showcase this beautiful home-one thing I didn't think they showed very well are the amazing vaulted ceilings-they make the house feel so airy and spacious. We ate breakfast every morning on the back screened in porch, watching the monkeys eating flowers as fast as they could. It was the best feeling to be at the beach all day and then come back to our goregous home. Nevis is truly a special place, and this is an amazing find. If I come back to Nevis, I would not stay anywhere else. One note-you will need a car. The hill is not for walking, (unless you are training for a triathalon) and you will need it to get to beaches.
We had the absolute pleasure of staying at Hummingbird House for 2 weeks. The house is the perfect set up, and has a great lay out. The gardens are absolutely stunning and the entire property sits in one of the best neighbourhoods, next to what we found to be our favourite beach, Pinney. Richard was really great to work with and highly responsive. We actually got to meet he and Claire in person while there, and they are such great people and clearly liked by everyone we met on the island, who immediately knew who they were when we mentioned we were staying at Hummingbird. I loved the sounds, the monkeys that came by each morning at 9 and then again around 3 or 4 pm in groups of 6-8 at a time. I was baking a cobbler and looked out the kitchen window to see 5 of them watching me intently as I cooked. The island of Nevis was such a find. Wonderful and warm people, lush, with goats, pigs, and of course monkeys everywhere. And staying at Richard and Claire's place made the vacation a perfect 10. As someone who has been renting villas all over the world using VRBO, I would highly recommend you choose this villa. You won't be disappointed. If you do, be sure to give Ralphie the dog next door a big hug ( and a treat) from us. Also, eat at The Double Deuce down at Pinney. We ate there many times, and the incredible food, coupled with two incredible people (Mark and Lindita) made the trip that much more special. With -20 temps we are certainly dreaming of Hummingbird House, and the island.
Every positive review this property gets really does not do justice in regards to how amazing Richard and Claire are as property owners and how amazing the Hummingbird is to stay at. Even prior to arriving, Richard and Claire made sure that every little thing was thought through from outings to car rentals. I highly recommend leveraging a day in the sailboat with Miles. He is an amazing captain and takes you to areas of the island only accessible by boat to snorkel.
We brought our 5yr and 10yr old and they loved it at the house. Between the pool and the games room, there was always something to do. The foliage on the property is beautiful and we loved the monkeys playing in our yard in a daily basis.
Don't forget to swing by the Double Duece for at least one meal during your stay. The owners are great and Thursday night karaoke is a blast.
I really could go on and on but I would highly recommend this property for any future Nevis trips because I know that we definitely will.
This home is truly my home away from home. I was blow away with the complete structure of the house. The description of Hummingbird as presented is accurate and then some. Each room gave off a feeling of love and tranquility. My favorite place of the house was the verandah. Each morning my family and myself would have breakfast together over looking the magnificent scenery. The garden is breath taking, well kept, colorful and vibrant. The house was airy and cool at night (no need for the air conditioner) Richard I salute your team of workers. Renesha (house manager) omg was wonderful, any questions, concerns or problems without hesitation she took care of them right away. The housekeeper, what a gem. The pool was maintained beautifully. This home is secure and safe so no need to worry. Once you arrive at Hummingbird you will feel as though you are on your own private island, I kid you not. Richard once again thank you for the hospitality that you gave my family and myself, I consider you a friend. To all that want a home away from home Hummingbird villa is the way to go. This visit to Nevis and my wonderful experience at Hummingbird will be a memory embedded in my heart forever. Bye bye for now Hummingbird see you next year.