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Palms Court Gardens, romantic cottage, luxury pool, ocean view.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 840 sq ft
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleep 2-4

Settled on a small hill, just off the historic town center Basseterre, with fabulous views on the harbor and the Caribbean sea, just a 3 min. walk away from the town beach and vegetable and fish market, lies the privately owned property Palms Court Gardens, surrounded by one acre lush, tropical gardens and a luxury infinity pool.

The property consists of the main house, housing the rooms of the owners, the kitchen for the restaurant (Open Mo - Sun: 9am - 5pm) and the Shell Works gift boutique, and an all wood guest cottage. The rental apartment is on the second floor of the cottage, offering the best view on the island of the historic town Basseterre, the harbor and the ocean with the neighboring island Nevis in the background.

Being on the top floor of the wooden cottage, the apartment's ambiance profits from the open vaulted Caribbean style wood ceilings with its visible beams. The decor is held in a luxurious, mediterranean 'shabby chic' style. A fully equipped kitchen with enclosed dining/living space, a spacious bathroom with walk in shower and separate toilet, a library, free Wi-Fi, a large air conditioned bedroom with one queen size and one single bed (enough space to put another bed for a family with 2 children) and a large flat screen TV, Bose radio/CD player, offers everything you look for in your home away from home.

Palms Court Gardens is privately owned. Until 2003 it belonged to the Royal Bank of Canada who for many years had their managers staying at this property. In 2003 it was sold to a local business man and his wife - an arts and crafts teacher from Switzerland. The property and gardens then were completely transformed into a mediterranean/ Caribbean dream and opened to the public the first time in 2010. Although on a day with cruise ships in port, an average of 10 - 80 visitors are touring the garden and 10 - 40 day visitors are spending some time at the pool (9am - 5pm), the guests at the cottage still enjoy their full privacy, as the apartment is located on the second floor and out of the eye of the garden visitor.

The cottage was initially built for the family's own purposes; a design studio on the ground level and a one bedroom apartment on the second floor for their private guests. It is now offered for the first time for rent.

After the family purchased the property in 2003, a 7 year period followed of extensive restorations, re-landscaping, and adding a luxury infinity pool and the guest cottage. The family finally decided to share the beauty of the gardens and the stunning ocean, town and mountain views with the public. Carrying idea was to support the Children Educational Fund St.Kitts with the generated income. A special attraction at Palms Court Gardens is Shell Works

St.Kitts, with its production site and gift shop located between the guest cottage and main house. Jewellery, gift items and home accessories, all made from natural and local materials, are produced right on location and invite the visitor to watch and talk to the artisans.

Designed and restored for the private use, each inch throughout the garden, main house, patio and guest cottage is done with extraordinary style and class, and offering all the amenities your looking for your private home away from home.

View and read the travel blog from Palms Court Gardens guests Marlene and Steve: http://travellingwithsteveandmarlene.blogspot.ca/2013/03/st-kitts-thanks-for-joining-us.html

More Details

Owner
Claudia Amory
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Claudia Amory

Palms Court Gardens is privately owned. Until 2003 it belonged to the Royal Bank of Canada who for many years had their managers staying at this property. In 2003 it was sold to a local business man, Ernest Amory and his wife Claudia - an arts and crafts teacher from Switzerland.

The cottage was initially built for the family's own purposes; a design studio on the ground level and a one bedroom apartment on the second floor for their private guests. It is now offered for the first time for rent.

After the family purchased the property in 2003, a 7 year period followed of extensive restorations, re-landscaping, and adding a luxury infinity pool and the guest cottage. The family finally decided to share the beauty of the gardens and the stunning ocean, town and mountain views with the visitors and residents of St.Kitts.

Claudia Amory purchased this cottage in 2003

What makes this cottage unique

Designed and restored for the private use, each inch throughout the garden, main house, patio and guest cottage is done with extraordinary style and class, and offering all the amenities you're used from your private home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Claudia



I hope that this e-mail finds you well.



Following our recent stay at Palm Court Gardens we just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to say thank you to you and your fabulous Team. Our booking was hassle free, the property and grounds were stunning and the Team were as helpful as they could possibly be. We look forward to coming and staying at the cottage again on our next visit to the island.



Best wishes

Sidney & Sukhie
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Basseterre Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Separate toilet, walk in shower, hair dryer, 110/220 V.
  • Separate toilet, walk in shower, hair dryer, 110V and 220 V.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Additional fold up bed possible in bedroom.
  • Large flat screen TV, A/C, ceiling fan, wireless, large closet space, reading lights, mosquito screens, 110/220V.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A car is recommended, but not necessary. As a former english colony driving is on the left street side! Available car rentals in town: AVIS Delisle Walwyn Auto Rentals Thrifty/TDC Car Rentals

Reviews

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Palms Court Gardens, romantic cottage, luxury pool, ocean view.
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 61 reviews
Kihei, HI
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place for just one night and wanted to avoid the usual hotels. Our flight was late but the host met us at the door, showed us around the property (which is so peaceful and quiet at night!) and even made late dinner suggestions (Serendipity, highly recommend, suggest reservations if able).

The suite/apartment is beautiful!. Antiques, and lots of wood furnishings. A/C worked almost too well, but we had our cozy cocoon with luxurious sheets and comfortable bed.

We were able to relax the next day, take in the views, enjoyed breakfast at their restaurant on site, swimming, pool bar and gardens. All of this sits above the Bassaterre Bay with stunning views of the water and the town.

From there we were able to easily walk into town, do some sight seeing before we caught our dive boat.

Highly recommend!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to stay, staff are extremely helpful and friendly and Miss George and Mr Amory were very kind and made sure we were all comfortable. Would definitely recommend it to anyone travelling to St Kitts, the view from the room was beautiful the design of the whole apartment was stunning! Could not be more pleased with our stay, would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unique, Friendly, Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

What a unique experience Palms Court Gardens is wonderful. We spent 10 days on these very friendly islands and stayed the last two here. We were ready to do a little more sight seeing but once we arrived we were very content to just relax and take advantage of having the resort to ourselves. Rhonda, Joy, Vincent, Chantelle and Danielle thanks for making us feel so welcome and at home. We truly felt like we had met new friends even after a short stay. The grounds are so well kept and amazing how much is in an acre of land. The apartment has everything you need and it is a short walk to town to go exploring. Breakfast on the balcony was a treat, the view was stunning. Raising the flag of our country was a nice touch. If you are looking for a little adventure, a unique experience and a feeling of exclusivity try this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milford, CT
5

A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky enough to be able to stay at the cottage at Palm Courts Gardens May 18-May 22...I wish it could have been longer. Rhonda and her entire team were amazing. They are such warm and friendly people, and truly go out of their way to make you feel at home. The cottage itself is wonderful. Everything you need and more is provided. The decor and furnishings created a romantic cozy feeling. The porch and the views are stunning, and it was a perfect place to start the day and end the evening. Having the pool and hot tub all to ourselves after a long day of beach hopping was a dream.

There are many beaches to enjoy on the island, and lots of good food too. Do eat at the Palm Courts restaurant! the catch of the day and pumpkin soup are delicious.

Getting around was easy, and if you're adventurous rent ATVs or scooters instead of taxi's. We worked with Liz Pereira tours for scooter reservations, as well as dinner reservations and transportation around the island. They were very experienced, and her driver Jonathan was a joy to work with! We also worked with Winston at Sunny Blue for the ATV rentals. He came in on his day off and was really easy to work with.

If you enjoy a laid back, relaxing type of vacation, St. Kitts is it. And if you enjoy the comforts of home instead of a hotel, pick Palm Courts Garden. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Patricia for your wonderful and detailed feedback. I'm sure many future guests will appreciate to read about your experience at Palms Court Gardens, as well as your recommendations for a guided tour and ATV rental. I and my team are always very happy to hear that our efforts in providing the best guest service is appreciated. We are looking forward to welcome you any time again.
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5

Great property. Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Palms Court Gardens. Amazing view of the pool, bay, cruise ships and Basseterre. Owners and staff were very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. It was nice having the kitchen and bar open during the day giving the property a resort feel. Truly a unique property well worth experiencing.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Judd Many thanks for your feedback. We are always very happy to hear when our guests enjoyed both Palms Court Gardens and our hospitality. We're looking forward to welcome you back soon. Claudia
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5

A wonderful and romantic tree house

  • 5 of 5

We have just completed our fifth stay at Palms Court Gardens in the last five years. In 2014 we stayed for 2 weeks and then worked our way up to 5 weeks in 2018. Every time we enjoyed everything about the cottage and the location and the excellent attention from the staff.

We started referring to the apartment as our tree house as it is set high over the pool and and the bay with views of the boats and cruise ships below.

Most of the time there is a fresh breeze blowing through the apartment so there is no need for fans or air conditioning .

This time that we stayed Ernest and Claudia added some glass windows to the three bedroom windows. In the past there were just wooden slates and screens. This allowed the breeze to blow through the bed room.

The only disadvantage to this arrangement was that the windows backed up to the street behind and noise from the street could be bothersome.

The addition of the glass windows definitely muted the street noise and allowed the AC in the room to work better if needed.

Fortunately the glass windows are on hinges and can easily be opened and left open to encourage the breeze to blow through the bedroom .

We have been coming to St Kitts and Nevis since 1978 so we are well used to Island living and the quirks of Caribbean life along with the advantages of the weather and the lively culture of the local people.

We like the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy making our own breakfasts and many of our evening meals. It helps to have a car to make those frequent trips to the well stocked supermarkets and to visit the many restaurants and beaches.

In general we find our time at Palms Court Gardens an extremely relaxing and romantic interlude away from the rather harsh winter weather at home in New England.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Robert L.Bradshaw international airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Tony's
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Town ferry to Nevis
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
St.Kitts Marriott Frigate Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Waterfalls at Ocean Terrace Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Town beach
Car: recommended

Palms Court Gardens is located just a 2 min. walkaway from 4 fabulous restaurants, all located on the same street. Asian Gardens offers Taiwanesan cuisine, Waterfalls at Ocean Terrace Inn Hotel a great international and local cuisine, Serendipity just next to it a fabulous international nouvelle cuisine, and 2 min. further down the road lies Fisher Man's Wharf, offering local cuisine directly on the waterfront.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Terms of cancellation:
- in writing until 90 days before arrival: at no cost *
- 89 - 60 days before arrival: 50 % *
- 59 - 30 days before arrival: 75% of the total price *
- 29 - 0 days before arrival: 100% of the total price* 
* excludes Bank fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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