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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 old town 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 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 harbour and the ocean with the neighbouring 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 - 30 visitors are touring the garden and 10 - 15 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
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

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

Brumaire 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
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
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

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Palms Court Gardens, romantic cottage, luxury pool, ocean view.
average rating of 4.95 based on 43 reviews
5

Perfect Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed here for my boyfriend's birthday, the staff was incredible! They were so friendly and accommodating. The views are incredible, and sitting on the swinging chairs on the balcony over looking the pool and water with a perfect breeze was one of the highlights of our stay. The property was amazing and so worth the money spent. Can't praise them enough and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quiet and beautiful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anyce We are very happy to hear that your stay at Palms Court Gardens was the perfect place for your boyfriend's birthday celebration you were looking for, and that our staff has done their best to make this day memorable. :-) Whenever you travels will bring you back to St.Kitts, we will be very happy to have you as our guests again. Warm regards, Claudia Amory
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Slice of HEAVEN AND PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible cottage and location! Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Besides the floral gardens, there is a restaurant on site and they were very accommodating during our 8-night stay. There is a pool there and it is used by locals and tourists until 5pm each day, but it was never a bother as the cottage is on the second floor overlooking the pool. After 5pm you have the pool to yourself! It had a full kitchen which was exceptional and there was a wonderful bathroom as well as master suite. The bed was extremely comfortable and we rested well each night. The Master does face a residential street that did have some road noise and activity, but we were so tired it never bothered us. The view from the balcony is just peaceful-looking out at the sea and watching the catamaran's and cruise ships come in each day. The food at the restaurant was wonderful and delicious and reasonably priced. The staff is top notch from the gardener to the service staff. I'm so glad to have found this place-it was an amazing stay and I would definitely stay there again should I travel back that way!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Deck

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our perch of the 2nd floor deck! Great view of the infinity pool and harbor.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Gem on St. Kitts !

  • 5 of 5

My Fiance and I found Palm Court Gardens (PCG) on VRBO and this Caribbean style cottage on the grounds of PCG exceeded our expectations in all areas.

The cottage has an incredible view the Islands with a massive balcony, plenty of interior room, and all the conveniences that you will need. This is well beyond what you get with a normal hotel room.

You also have access to a beautiful garden, infinity pool, jacuzzi, bar, restaurant, and gift shop.

Above all, Ernest and Claudia have hired a staff that is very attentive, friendly and is always looking for ways to make your stay enjoyable.

Everything you need outside PCG is near by. Make sure and stop by the beach front area and see what the local fisherman have caught so you can have the freshest seafood meal possible. We bought fresh conch and it was amazing.

Not many downsides here. If you are super- light sleeper you may hear music from the distance at night which was not an issue for us.

We highly recommend PCG without reservation, especially for couples looking for a romantic getaway and those looking to unwind from stress and have a true vacation.

Chaz and Jacqueline

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

Well laid out garden, a superb apartment with views to die for! Don't worry about the day trippers, they all leave at 5 pm.

The accommodation is spacious, comfortable and has all mod cons. Just as described.

The staff are first rate. Efficient, friendly and polite.

A five minute walk into town and the local buses stop at the corner if you're heading north (or into town).

Dinner at Palm Court was not available but we did sample:-

Lemon Grass in town. Good the first time, indifferent the second time.

Fisherman's Wharf good food served buffet style and superb position.

The place to go is Serendipity. Left out of the back gate and walk 100 metres.

For a local treat at lunch time go to El Fredo's. Walk through town keep the sea on your right - you should be on Bay Road -and there it is.

I would certainly recommend it providing you don't book it when I want to go again!

PS The national flag of residents is a nice touch!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Affordable Gem in St. Kitts

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our oldest daughter and myself spent a before Christmas holiday from Dec. 17-24, 2016 at the Palms Court Gardens. We were very pleased with this property and found it to be everything it was described to be. The scenic location overlooking the harbor with an easy 10 minute walk to town make Palms Court Garden an ideal place to stay. (I recommend a rental car for the extended trips to beaches and other historical/scenic side trips. Although I didn't use them I recommend Bulls Eye car rental.)

The owner, Ernest, was a perfect host and it is not possible to extend too many compliments to his staff. They were polite and ever helpful. Ernest and his staff reminded us several times that this was our "home away from home" and we took them at their word and lived accordingly. Whatever we needed to be comfortable and satisfied while there was happily made available. We ate two breakfasts and two evening dinners at the Palms Court restaurant and were pleased with both the service and food. The Palms Court was hosting rather large receptions two evenings during our stay and the restaurant staff generously brought and served us dinner in our room, complete with table flowers!

A word of caution, the Palms Court Gardens is the site of frequent receptions because of the properties beautiful gardens and ambience. The music can be a bit loud, but is generally over by ten o'clock or so. One exception was a large company party that was scheduled to run quite late. The owner Ernest arranged for us to stay that night just down the street at the Ocean Terrace Inn hotel should we wish to avoid the later than usual music.

There are two fine restaurants within a half block of the Palms Court property. One is The Veranda located at the Ocean Terrace Inn. The second, and easily our favorite, is Serendipity -- a bit pricey but the best dinner we had in St. Kitts.

I recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful, laid-back, relaxing place to stay while visiting the island. You can find more traditional resort like accommodations on St. Kitts, if that is what you're looking for. But you won't find better!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Greg's Safaris
The Circus
Mr. X's Shiggidy Shack Beach Bar
Day Trip to Nevis
Spencer Cameron Art Gallery
Botanical Garden of Nevis
The National Museum of St. Kitts
Marshall's
Fisherman's Wharf
Ballahoo Restaurant
Serendipity
Ocean Terrace Inn
Sprat Net
Brimstone Hill Fortress
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
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

Brumaire Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2016/17
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,120
$3,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$155
$980
$3,780
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017/18
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,120
$3,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season 2018
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$155
$980
$3,780
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$160
$980
$3,780
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

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

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