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Stunning Sea View Plantation Retreat with House & Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Butler's sleeps up to 8 Guests: 6 adults & 2 children under 16

A departure from the usual villa rental holidays, Butler's is a private historic retreat with a Great House and Cottage (Cottage available as of June 1 2011) on 6 acres of a former plantation situated atop the village which shares its name. Butler's House and Cottage comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests and is only rented to one party at a time so guests have exclusive use of the pool & gardens regardless of how many bedrooms are rented.

Nestled in the foothills of Butlers Mountain, the property commands sweeping sea views with an intoxicating landscape of colour and fragrance. Spend your days lounging by the 35 foot pool while gazing out to the sea or take a stroll through the ruins and extensive gardens. You may discover an artifact and even run into a family of green monkeys.

The property has a generator

Butler's House and Cottage comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests and is only rented to one party at a time so guests have exclusive use of the pool & gardens regardless of how many bedrooms are rented.

Butler's Cottage will be available to rent only in conjunction with Butler's House.

Butler's House Details: Butler's House: Tastefully decorated with an eclectic selection of antique and sympathetic modern furniture, you'll quickly ease into the comfortable surroundings of Butler's House. Both of the Queen-sized bedrooms have generous bathrooms. The third bedroom features a comfortable daybed with trundle and its own video viewing. Housekeeping, pool cleaning and a gardener are included. A cook can be arranged with advance notice. Wireless, cable TV installed.

Butler's Cottage Details: The Cottage was completed in 2011. Thanks to Architect Anne Hersh’s sympathetic, understated design and Mr Lescott’s superb building team, this lovely cottage sits contentedly on the Upper Terrace close enough for ease, yet far enough away for privacy from the House. It bridges the gap between the 17th century and modern day by reflecting the elegant simplicity and homeliness of the historic Butler’s House.

Measuring 23ft x 23ft plus an 8ft verandah, the Cottage is open plan with a simple kitchen and bathroom. There will be a Queen-sized bed and a daybed with trundle in the living area, comfortable for 2 adults and 2 children under 16.

Housekeeping, pool cleaning and a gardener are included. Wireless, cable TV installed.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Cornes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“If you are seeking a quiet retreat, a soulful beautiful setting that is yours' alone in which to unwind, consider Butlers House. The verdant surroundings so thoughtfully cared for, the impeccable service and care from the owner and those who steward the property, it's well worth the short drive required to a beach, restaurant or store for supplies. We liked it so much we rarely left (though we'd been to Nevis before). Butlers is truly a magical place.”
Apr 2017
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Whitehall Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Cottage Amenity
  • The third bathroom refers to the Cottage bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle
  • Butler's sleeps a maximum of 8 people. The House has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms and comfortably sleeps 4 adults and 2 children under 16. The Cottage accomodates 2 adults and 2 children undr 16. Butler's also has a baby crib, highchair and playpen
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Butler's sits on 6 acres on historic plantation, sweeping sea views, archeological ruins, intoxicating gardens, kitchen garden, housekeeper, gardener. Catering is available. Generator Baby chair, crib and portable playpen available House and Garden amenities listed here together. Please ask owner for clarification. Credit Card payment accepted through PayPal.


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Stunning Sea View Plantation Retreat with House & Cottage
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 26 reviews

Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have always wanted to go to Nevis and when Butlers House came up on VRBO I knew this was the one. We stayed for 3 weeks with different family members visiting. This was the best vacation I have ever had. First the house was amazing. Just like the pictures. We spent the biggest part of our time on the veranda enjoying the lovely garden and the view. The pool was also top notch. I can't put in words how beautiful this house and property is. I was concerned about the fact there is no A/C but if there had been one it would not have been used. The breezes never stop. The weather was perfect. I cannot say enough about Butlers House and also the property manager Kay Loomis is now a new friend. Enjoyed visiting with her. Camella came 2 times a week to tidy the house for us and we had dinner prepared for us on our first night there. Everyone we met were very friendly. If you are looking for a peaceful vacation this is the House to visit. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dianne, We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation. There are so many wonderful places that you could choose and stay on the Island and we want to ensure you enjoy your time at Butlers House. We are also so lucky to have Kay and Camella, they do a wonderful job. Regards, Tim
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The real Nevis with all the perks!

  • 5 of 5

Paradise with a view of heaven from the veranda......and everywhere.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and as you say, it is pretty close to Paradise!
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The perfect honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have hoped for a better place to enjoy our honeymoon. Our stay at Butlers was breathtaking, incredibly comfortable and left us with so many fantastic memories. The slightest mention of Nevis or Butlers leaves us with a smile on our faces.

We loved spending times on the terrace and by the pool, taking the time to unwind with beautiful panoramic views and incredible weather. Whether it was for a nap after lunch, to read, to watch wildlife or swim, the outdoor areas were perfect for us. I've never felt more relaxed, more quickly, on any other holiday.

When we weren't sunning ourselves outside, the indoors were perfect too. Like the rest of the property, the photos and video on the website do a great job of showing what an incredible property it is. Whilst we stayed as just a couple, the property could comfortably accommodate the extra people suggested on the website, either enjoying time as a large group or separately thanks to the number of seating areas.

There's so much more to do but Nevis is not somewhere to rush around and tick off a list of attractions. Nevis is best enjoyed slowly and often without a plan. Taking time to enjoy the little things about the island is what made the trip for us. Slowly walking the streets in Charlestown, speaking with an amazing woman at the Newcastle pottery cooperative, waiting for a herd of goats to slowly move off the road, watching hermit crabs climb over a tree, the list goes on. If you're lucky enough to visit Nevis, make sure to take it easy and stop to look/talk to people.

Tim and Kay were fantastic in ensuring our arrival was simple and our stay perfect. Kay helped arranged transport from the airport, water taxi to Nevis, a hire car ready at the property and food on our arrival, which helped us immediately relax and enjoy ourselves. We were given plenty of ideas for what to do, where to go and how to enjoy our time on Nevis.

We've already recommended Butlers to family and friends. We'd love to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

First let me start by apologizing that I forgot to rate this gem! We stayed in the winter of 2014/2015. The calendar will not let me go that far back, so I chose a date similar, but one year forward.

Honestly, I had never heard of Nevis and didn't know what to expect when my sister decided to renew her wedding vows on the island. I did a little looking around and decided on Butler's House for my family (me, my wife, our grown son, my father and my mother). There was plenty of room and we truly enjoyed our stay.

It's a great little island to get away on. There isn't as much to do as some other islands, so you don't feel obligated to be doing something all the time. It gives you a nice excuse to do nothing and just relax and watch the daily parade of monkeys in the yard.

The island is rather small, so there is no problem exploring it all in just a day or two and then knowing it almost like a local! There are some really great restaurants (Golden Rock and Dos Gringos were our favorites).

The only negative was the like of air conditioning (and I would only knock off half a star if that was an option). We were there between Christmas 2014 and New Years 2015 and it was a bit warm some nights. It wasn't real bad, just a little uncomfortable one or two nights. Mostly the breeze is enough. I can only guess summer time could be really bad.

(neat little trivia we put together once we got home...on the road up to the house is a little convenience store that is open most days. It is called Butler's Domino College, and is the same as the one mentioned in the Jimmy Buffett song "Domino College.")

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom, It is so good to hear from you and we are so glad that you had a wonderful stay at Butlers House and Nevis Island. Thank you so much for your feedback. As you know being at 700ft above sea level and overlooking the Atlantic with uninterrupted views it affords the home the most idyllic breezes in the day and night but very occasionally the Leeward Tradewinds just doesn't want to blow like it does most of the time. We do have new portable fans should anyone wish to use them on the occasional night that Mother Nature has decided to not to blow like she normally does. Once again, so glad you found Butlers House to be a Gem to stay at. All the best, Tim
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  • 5 of 5

Excellento! Big Smile. Champ. It seems the most Nevisians have names other than their given name. So to does Butlers House - it is Perfecto!

From the moment you drive up to the well-coiffed and manicured property and set foot on its terraced slopes, you will be enchanted. Both inside and out, the loving attention to detail that the owners instilled in the property is palpable. The lemon oil that the cleaning lady rubs on the mahogany furniture and the bougainvillea enliven it with fragrances and the sunshine and beautifully planned lights at night make it sparkle from sun up to sunset. The house is well appointed with quality amenities from linens, towels and kitchenware.

It was easy to book and the property manager, Kay, was very helpful procuring a car rental and surely would have been a font of information if needed.

I would recommend this authentic and lovingly restored property to anyone. We had 2 people (a couple) our first night and added another (adult child) for two subsequent nights. We comfortably slept 4 but you could sleep 5. We only wish we stayed longer but the place was booked so we only stayed 6 nights.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nancy, There are so many wonderful places to stay on the Island of Nevis and we are so glad that Butlers House lived up to your expectations. Kind regards, Tim
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Incredibly Perfect Caribbean Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Ahhh Butlers House! Thinking of it just makes me sigh, it is so perfect. It's an elegant yet relaxed plantation house and cottage set in large landscaped grounds with a pool. Views, comfort, privacy and nature are abundant. It's a wonderful place to unwind and relax into the rhythms of island life. This is a gorgeous, large property, high above the ocean and small hamlet of Butlers. There are constant breezes that waft through the cool stone house, which is beautifully decorated yet inviting and comfortable. I could spend a happy week here without ever leaving the giant veranda, which has two sofas, easy chairs and a large eating table. Make a rum punch, listen to the rustling palms, watch the monkeys play and take in the ocean in such a wide view you virtually see the bend in the horizon. Tim and his wife had a vision for this place that has come together so beautifully. From the design of the gardens which incorporate ruins from the plantation's past, to the beautiful swimming pool, to the high-up cottage ... it is just perfection.

Everything you need will be taken care of by manager Kay. For example, she arranged pickup from St Kitts airport, right down to the name of the taxi driver, who took us to a private boat that sped us to Nevis, and was met on the other side by another taxi. Not a step was forgotten! The housekeeper comes twice a week, the lovely Camilla, who is fun to chat with.

On our first night, Kay arranged for us to have a wonderful dinner cooked and brought over to the house. It was a perfect beginning for our time at Butlers. We ate the delicious carrot cake for several days.

There are lots of adventures you can have hiking up in the hills -- we did bird watching with a guide. There aren't a lot of birds on Nevis compared to some other islands -- plantation owners imported mongoose which rid the island of snakes but also the birds! A great experience nontheless. Driving anywhere takes 20 minutes or fewer because the island is small. Watch out for wild donkeys and goats! All adds to the atmosphere.

I cannot recommend Butlers House enough. It would be great for a group of friends or a family of several generations. The cottage is beautiful in it's own right, and can hold --say-- a couple and child while a larger part of an extended family occupied the main house. It is a very flexible setup. Just writing this makes me long to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melissa, I am so pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at Butlers House and the Island of Nevis. There are so many things to do on the Island and bird watching is one that I certainly will do when staying at Butlers next time I visit. Tim
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Butler's Village is located between Gingerland and Newcastle

Other Activities: Hiking, artefact hunting, shelling, boating, kayaking, shopping, biking, health/beauty spa, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Cottage $820.79

Price Range: $1500 to $3200USD per week
Butler's Cottage is only rented out in conjunction with Butler's House.

Guests have exclusive use of the House, pool and property regardless of the number of bedrooms booked.

No additional government tax required. A 50% deposit is required to book. Payments can be made via PayPal, wire transfer or check.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.