About the property
- Cottage840 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
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
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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.
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A Very Special Place
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.
Great property. Amazing view!
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.
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.
A wonderful and romantic tree house
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.
Stepping back in time
My wife and I found staying in the Palm Court Garden cottage akin to slipping into a favorite pair of comfortable , well-fitting slippers. All was perfect, from the attentive staff to the laid back atmosphere of the well- stocked and fabulously appointed cottage. Hard to believe the entire place was so romantically all ours after 5pm. This experience delivered on all points. Kudos to Claudia & Ernest!!
Beautiful views and relaxing retreat
We stayed at the Palms Court Gardens for 7 nights and loved every minute of it! We were very busy during the day doing excursions to the beach, scuba diving, shopping, Nevis, etc but in the evenings it was so wonderful to just relax in the hot tub and take in the spectacular views from the porch.
Ernest and the staff were extremely accomodating and helpful to anything we needed. The food at the restaurant was delicious and the gardens on the property are gorgeous.
The cottage was well stocked and the attention to detail was apparent. Even the bed was super comfortable!
We can't wait to come back and visit again.
We're happy to hear, that you have enjoyed your vacation with us at Palms Court Gardens, and that everything was to your liking. Many thanks also for your detailed feedback, including your positiv comment on the brand new mattress of the Queen-size bed.
We're looking forward to welcome you anytime soon, and send you our best wishes in the meantime.
Palms Court Garden is like a hidden gem. It is really a beautiful place to stay.
I fully enjoyed my stay and have decided this is where I’ll stay whenever I visit St. Kitts. The staff was amazing. They go above and beyond to accommodate you and assist you in anyway they can to make your experience a great one. The food was really good. Ms. Claudia the owner was off island when I was there but the way she stayed in touch with me it’s like she was there on the island. I really appreciated that. Ticoya ,Joy and Danielle were great. You can easily walk to downtown to the shops and restaurants. You will not be sorry you decided to stay at Palms Court Garden. Beautiful place and beautiful people.
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.
Rates & Availability
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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