Butler's sleeps up to 8 Guests: 6 adults & 2 children under 16
About Tim Cornes
In 2005, we bought, restored and rennovated an old plantation home (circa 1700's) on the charming island of Nevis. We never really knew what we had until the restoration process began. During that time, my late wife Diane and I realised that--like owners before us-- we are caretakers, ensuring Butler's will be around for many generations to come.
Tim Cornes purchased this Estate in 2005
Why Tim Cornes chose Whitehall
We fell in love with Butlers House immediately we came across it. The privacy, seclusion was wonderful and the challenge to renovate a historical property was too strong to not take the challenge.
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A glimpse of what paradise must be, with a magic touch
I don't know where to start. All has already been written in the other comments about Butler's House, yet nothing of what makes it unique to each one of us.
Kay, Camella, Tony are taking good care of this little paradise and make you feel at home right from the start. This property grows into you as soon as you pass the front gates and enter the grounds. All your senses are gratified: sight, hearing, smell.
Beauty is all around you, from the manicured gardens adornred with ruins and majestic trees, the carefully chosen antique furniture that decorates the vast rooms with cathedral ceilings, to the breathtaking views.
The chirping of the bugs and frogs at night are a ravishing melody.
The smell of the house with its old stonewalls and hardwood floors brought back the memories of the house my parents and I use to go for vacations when I was young and the many flowers and plants in the garden have created new ones...
And I have not yet talked about the monkeys frolicking around the property; all sorts of birds that perch on a citrus tree next to swimming pool for a short break before getting back to their busy bird-schedule... and the goats, sheeps, donkeys and cows grazing along the roads, the sound of the waves crashing in the distance, the greenery of the lush vegetation of the mountain behind the property, topped by long drapes of clouds that change color as the sun travels the sky...
The only drawback with Butler's House (with its grand veranda and swimming pool) is that it's so peaceful and fulfilling that you may not explore as much of what Nevis has to offer as you should.
That's what happened to us...
Alas! There is no other way!!! We will have to come back then ;-)
Thank you Tim!
Michel, Eva, Anna and Angelo
Beautiful manor house overlooking the sea
My wife and I, together with my sister and her husband, thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at the Butler House. The house itself is an historic manor house, lovingly restored and beautifully furnished. The extensive grounds include many tropical specimen plantings. We enjoyed sitting on the outdoor verandah gazing at the sea below. Early in the morning and late in the afternoon, we enjoyed watching monkeys come out of the woods and frolic on the lawns, on the stone walls and in the trees. Although somewhat distant from the better restaurants and beaches in Nevis which are mainly located on the west coast of the island, the island is small enough that that did not present a big problem for us. In fact ,Butler House's somewhat remote location added to our experience giving us the feeling of being in the garden of eden. Nevis is an unspoiled island with a lot of West indian character, friendly people and beautiful beaches and mountain scenery. I recommend this rental property to all who want to experience an authentic Caribbean vacation.
Dear Lawrence and Family, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy that your enjoyed your time at Butlers House and you enjoyed everything that Nevis and Butlers has to offer. Kind regards, Tim
Christmas in Paradise
Our two week Christmas break was spent in this incredible home. Everything was so absolutely perfect. I spent every sunrise on the porch amazed at the endless ocean views. The attention to detail and comfort reveal the love that was put into the restoration of the home. Having Christmas dinner by candlelight at the beautiful table is a memory to cherish. We truly hope to be able to return one day soon. Thank you again!
Dear Lynn and Family,
Thank you for your lovely review. There are so many wonderful homes to take a vacation and I am so happy that you all had a wonderful time staying at Butlers House. We also love the porch, we actually call it the fourth bedroom as most of the time we just fall asleep out there whilst the cooling yet warm breezes relax the soul!
paradise with a view
We had a wonderful stay at Butler's House. The grounds were beautiful and my husband, an avid bird watcher, saw 11 Life Birds without even leaving the porch! We practically lived on the porch; reading, playing cards or eating a meal. When the hot water went out in the cottage they had someone out the next day to fix it. With 4 adults and 4 teenagers the house was full but managed to keep us all relaxed and having fun!
I am so happy to read that your family also have found the therapeutic benefits of just hanging out on the front veranda!
Thank you for visiting our Island.
The peace and calm on Butlers House soothed every fibre of your body.
PLEASE NOTE - I have submitted this on behalf of a family who stayed at Butlers House in Jan 2018 and had not booked via VRBO.
Best property we’ve ever stayed at!
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, surrounded by beauty and monkeys, look no further! I instantly fell in love the moment we drove through the gates. The house has much history and has been well maintained to showcase this. You can expect to see exactly what is portrayed through these sites. Tim (owner) and Kay (property manager) were so amazing to work with. Always in contact with us before, during and after our stay. They arranged payment, communications and transportation to the house seamlessly! Nevis is a quiet island filled with amazing people. It’s not a typical ‘resort’ atmosphere, but more an experience of true culture. We stayed at the house most of the morning/afternoon watching the monkeys, cooking and enjoying the views. We explored the beaches afterwards and went out to dinner 3 nights. I would highly recommend staying at Butlers! My husband and I have already shared the information with three of our friends who inquired after they saw our pictures. Would also be great for a group or large family trip! There is so much I could say, but don’t want to be long winded. Thank you Tim and Kay!
Ps, take the taxi and private boat to get there after flying into St. Kitts. It’s worth it!
Thank you so much for your very kind words.
We are so happy that you and your family had a wonderful time at Butlers House and the Island of Nevis
Butler's Village is located between Gingerland and Newcastle
Other Activities: Hiking, artefact hunting, shelling, boating, kayaking, shopping, biking, health/beauty spa, wildlife viewing