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Unrivalled luxury hideaway with heavenly Caribbean views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 5,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spectacular living, terrace and pool areas, three double bedrooms, all en suite

This is a truly exceptional property, unique in the region for its combination of effortless technology and glamorous styling. The Retreat really is as good as it looks - vast living spaces, a pool which comes with a waterfall, a view to make you think you're in heaven, and sumptuous bedrooms to help you dream about tomorrow. This is where you go to escape and celebrate - on the most beautiful laid-back island in the West Indies.

While superbly equipped – Gaggenau kitchen with steam oven, Liebherr 24-bottle wine fridge, Dornbracht bathrooms with Kohler hot tub and spa, Creston Home AV system with Apple TV and Netflix via 55" Sony TV screens, Sonos sound system with Spotify via B&W speakers, a cinema room and a spacious gym - these elements are enhanced and softened by award-winning designer Naomi Cleaver's elegant choices in materials and colour palette. Added to which, there is a magnificent 30x15-foot pool, with waterfall, Jacuzzi and Pavilion with its own eating area and beverage fridge, plus a giant poolside Viking barbeque.

There are three double bedroom suites, three bathrooms with Philippe Starke fittings, study, cinema room, gym, champagne bar and breakfast bar, entrance hall and vast living area leading out to the upper terrace with further dining and chilling space. Total relaxation is guaranteed.

Guests will also enjoy the availability of concierge and catering services, a fitness trainer and 4x4 rental. The 5-star Robert Trent Jones II par 71 course is a stroll away from The Retreat. Prices to play 18 holes for The Retreat guests start at US$170.

Getting to Nevis is easy. There are regular direct flights to St Kitts from the US and Europe. We transfer you free of charge from St Kitts airport by chauffeur and speedboat across the two-mile stretch of Caribbean which separates the two islands. We aim to get you from customs exit to The Retreat in under 40 minutes.

"Off the beaten waterway, this tiny, sombrero-shaped Caribbean isle is starting to appear on the radar. Nevis appeals to those who cold-shoulder the bling ring, but still like to know their neighbours are a pleasing mix of judges, architects and arty types. Nevis is reckoned to be one of the last "authentic" islands in the West Indies, with deserted beaches, nesting leatherback turtles, and wild donkeys and goats roaming the lanes." British Sunday Times, March 22nd, 2015

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Naomi Cleaver
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Naomi Cleaver

Naomi and Oliver Cleaver represent the owner. They first visited Nevis in 1993 and have owned property there since 2005. They lived on the island for several years and now spend as much time as they can there. Oliver is a marketing consultant and Naomi Cleaver is an award-winning interior designer. She also presents property TV shows in the UK, including "Britain's Best Homes", "Grand Designs Trade Secrets", "Honey, I Ruined The House!" for Channel Four and "DIY SOS" for the BBC. Naomi wrote her book "The Joy of Home" (Conran) while living on the island.

Why Naomi Cleaver chose St Kitts & Nevis

The Retreat is a warm, enriching home which absorbs its technical features and vast outdoor terrace into a real living space, reaching out to the island, to the beautiful planting in the gardens and to the sensational Caribbean view below.

What makes this villa unique

State-of-the art luxury, peace and seclusion overlooking Caribbean vistas, a magical garden playground outside next to a 5-star golf course.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We'd both like to say what an absolute wonderful time we had staying at your beautiful villa. The facilities both inside and out are without doubt the best we have experienced. As for the island of Nevis, well, the best island we have been to in the Caribbean without doubt and between us we've been to a few. The beaches, restaurants and the people were beyond reproach. Your villa and Nevis now head our list of favourite places to stay and go to and the island is so unspoilt; how refreshing not to see a McDonalds!

Thank you once again for a wonderful experience"
Jan 2015
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Vaughans Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , hair-dryer and two bathrobes provided
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , hair-dryer and two bathrobes provided
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Bath with overflow and jet spa; two bathrobes and hairdryer
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Dornbracht bathrooms with Philippe Starke fittings plus a Kohler hot tub and spa in the master bathroom and outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Unrivalled luxury hideaway with heavenly Caribbean views
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Total luxury on paradise island

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a villa and what an island!!

Myself and 4 ladies enjoyed the most wonderful week to celebrate my 40th birthday and everything about our stay was perfect.

From the moment our trip was arranged both Gareth and Amelia were there to help, answering questions, making travel arrangements, car hire, organising taxis, giving recommendations and booking restaurants.

We couldn't quite believe just how spectacular the villa itself was, so comfortable, up to date and efficient technology and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the Caribbean sunshine and lifestyle.

The maids, gardeners, pool cleaner etc etc were incredibly friendly and hardworking and we wouldn't have been without our island Dad and driver Jonesy, what a superstar!!

Having a friend in Amelia made thectrip for us too, was so special to know we always had a friendly face to take us to the supermarket, answer all our queries and give us advice on how to make the most if our carribean experience.

The people on the island that we met were all so friendly and helpful and in just a week it felt like a second home.

Absolutely recommend the property, the pool, kitchen, gym and location were all perfect and beds all super comfy too!!

Thank u to all our Nevis friends for giving us a holiday to remember and I very much hope to have the chance to visit this beautiful island again very soon!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Truly Relaxing Stay in Nevis!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at The Retreat as a family of five with two teenagers. Communication was fantastic, Oliver gave us great recommendations on things to do, and Amelia in particular was fantastic during our stay. I actually commented to my wife that I was surprised that they rented this house out - it was just too nice! Can't recommend The Retreat enough - a truly magnificent place on Nevis!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful vacation at The Retreat. The house is beautiful, perfect for families and has some of the best views on Nevis. I would highly recommend this home to anyone considering a vacation on Nevis.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views, luxury , gorgeous pool and fun , fun, fun!

  • 5 of 5

You walk in to The Retreat to a totally gorgeous space with an expanse of windows and a view that is breathtaking . Sundowners on the balcony were wonderful while relaxing in the outdoor space plus a perfect view of the horizon that rewarded us with four green flashes!

Amelia was a great source of info as well as Oliver & Naomi before during and after our stay in Nevis.

The BBQ area provides one more place to cook some wonderful meals . Fresh fish ( mahi mahi) was provided and then filleted by Chevy and Sean for a great BBQ experience . For an authentic Caribbean meal we had Chevy and Sean come and cook for us and they did not disappoint !

The covered area by the pool is a life saver when it gets too hot with a bar fridge you can just reach in grab a drink and get right back to relaxing.

Thanks again Nevis ! See you next year

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most beautiful property on Nevis by far

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot even begin to describe how much we enjoyed our stay at The Retreat. The property is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for any kind of vacation whether, for couples, family, or friends. It comes equipped with everything you could need, and the views are so breathtaking we rarely even left the property during our stay. It is in a perfect location, an easy 5-10 minute drive away from many restaurants and beaches that Nevis has to offer.

As if the property wasn't perfect enough, Oliver and the property manager Amelia were amazing. Amelia met us right at the ferry dock with our rental car and took us straight to the property, all while showing us around and explaining how to get to certain places. If there are specific things you want stocked in the Retreat when you get there, Amelia will make sure they are there. She made everything very easy on us. We only had a couple mishaps during our stay involving the electricity, which is completely normal on the island. In both instances, Amelia was readily available via telephone and was very attentive in fixing the issue. She was at the Retreat within minutes to show us how to turn the power back on when a switch had been shut off in the breaker room.

I cannot brag enough about this property. Our vacation was absolutely perfect and we will most definitely be returning. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chilling at The Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Turning off the main island road, and heading up the hill, the scenery slowly changes to immaculate trimmed hedges and neatly cut grass, past large residences situated at Mahogany Hill Estates, The Retreat looms into view, with Nevis peak as the backdrop, you begin to realise that the the long journey has all been worth it. The large electronic gate opens, revealing The Retreat sitting in well manicured grounds, lush and colourful, with lots of fauna and flora to gaze upon. The sweeping drive takes you up towards the rear entrance, a look to the left and a brief glimpse of the expansive pool and comfy seating areas comes into view. Entering The Retreat via the main door and into the hallway, nothing can really prepare you for the view of the Caribbean sea, as you walk towards the living area of the house. Large sliding doors take up most of the west facing walls, that proudly show the view of the pool area below and the vista of the hillside towards the ocean, taking in the pristine greens of the Four Seasons golf course. The kitchen area, just off the main living room would satisfy any professional chef with its high tech equipment. The views from the sink area meant that it would have been a pleasant chore to have washed the dishes; however, no need as maid service was provided every day during our stay, and they were good, very good at doing all the jobs you really do not want to be bothered with whilst on holiday. Two bedrooms are also on this floor, the master bedroom that has windows positioned so that you can gaze out from the bed, (using the remote control to raise the blinds) at the ocean and parts of the colourful garden. The master has an over sized bathroom, with 3 showers, double sinks and lots of wardrobe space for hanging your shorts and t shirts. The other bedroom was equally good at providing views of the ocean and gardens, again wardrobe space, and a separate bathroom was greatly received by our teenage daughter. Heading downstairs you enter into a large room furnished with a comfy sofa, tv and a Mac, just in case you really have to check your emails. It has glass sliding doors that give access to pool seating and a cabana. Additionally, a large bedroom is off this space, with a separate seating area, bathroom and wardrobes. The ground floor also offers a gym, laundry room and a small restroom. Overall, the The Retreat and Nevis is a great place to relax and chill. No expense has been spared in creating this wonderful retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.8 Kilometres
Vance W. Amory
Nearest Ferry
3.7 Kilometres
Cades Bay
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Robert Trent Jones II course at the Four Seasons
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Pinney's Beach
Car: recommended

The Retreat sits on a secluded ridge adjacent to the Four Seasons golf course, with spectacular sunset-facing 180 degree views towards the island of St Kitts and the Caribbean sea.


Rates & Availability

Vaughans Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2017 for Two
May 28 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017 for Two
Nov 12 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017/18 for Two
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018 for Two
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018 for Two
Apr 22 2018 - Nov 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018 for Two
Nov 12 2018 - Dec 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2018/19 for Two
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 5 2019
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2019 for Two
Jan 6 2019 - Apr 13 2019
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2019 for Two
Apr 14 2019 - Nov 16 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $972.38

The rates quoted are for two sharing. For three or more, add 30% to these rates.

Rates include exclusive taxi and speedboat transfer from St Kitts airport to Nevis. We aim to transport guests from airport to The Retreat in under 30 minutes.

1% of all rental income for The Retreat will be donated to the Sea Turtle Conservancy organisation Sea turtles are some of Nevis’s most regular and most treasured annual visitors. During the turtle nesting season from June through October, guests can join nighttime Turtle Watch Walks with the Nevis Turtle Group and can assist with marking nests for safekeeping and obtaining scientific data that assist conservationists throughout the world to track the mysterious migratory paths of these creatures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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