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New Designed Villa in Paradise, Quiet Beach & Blue Water Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

LOCATION: Turtle Beach, St. Kitts (St. Christophers), Caribbean. Turtle Beach is a 15-20 minute drive from the airport on a beautiful drive south over the mountains of the South East Peninsula, with Atlantic ocean on the left and the Caribbean Ocean on the right.

KEYWORDS: Villa, Ocean View, Infinity edge pool, a/c, quiet, 3 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, spectacular views, 5-star feedback ratings.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Our new, architecturally-designed home is currently un-named and at one time we were jokingly thinking of naming it “The Black Hole” since we have found ourselves unable to leave the veranda from breakfast time until mid-afternoon. Some days we never left! We’d be reading, talking, eating, sleeping and playing games. The talking part was invariably about what we should do that morning for our activity. Sometimes we would walk the 100 yards down the hill to Turtle Beach and go snorkeling on the reef. If we went out to the left of the reef, we would invariably see two to three green turtles (most likely the reason this quiet bay got its name). If we felt really energetic, we’d jump in the car and drive 5 minutes to Sandy Bank beach and go boogie-boarding.

Our home is situated on a hill above Turtle Beach, on the southernmost tip of St. Kitts, looking across the 2 mile ocean Narrows to Nevis and the 3,000’ Mt. Nevis. The house is angled so it catches the tropical breezes just right. The only sounds one falls to sleep or awakens to are the sounds of nature. We have a two-car parking area off the hill. The wrought iron gates leads you down to the rear open courtyard of tiles, white rounded stone, plantings and an outdoor shower area.

MAIN FLOOR: From the rear courtyard, the French doors open up to the living room area, taking your eyes directly to the 18’ wide glass Nanadoor that opens up to the veranda and the breathtaking views of Mt. Nevis across the Caribbean waters.

Contiguous to the right of the living room is the fully equipped gourmet kitchen. The gas stove/electric oven is located in a center island looking out through another set of French glass doors to the infinity edge pool and across the blue waters to Nevis. Looking back into the kitchen from the pool are five teak high-stools facing the kitchen bar. The underside of the bar is faced with local natural stone as is the wall around the window sink that looks into the rear courtyard. All stonework accented throughout our home and the walls outside were completed by Sandy Point, the islands premier stone mason. The laundry and powder room are also on this floor. A TV/music center joins the living area with the kitchen (bring your i-Pods). The remaining accents of quartz counter tops, Florida porcelain tile (throughout our home), teak furniture by Kingly-Bate and vaulted ceilings with three fans complete the main living area.

The five-panel glass Nanadoor slides open in concertina fashion to the left, leaving an expanse of indoor/outdoor living between living room, veranda and sun deck (this is our black hole I described earlier). Several lounge chairs and other seating areas are located on the veranda. We always move our 6-8 person teak dining table and chairs outside for daytime games, reading, and evening dinners under the stars. We used stainless steel railings around the veranda and pool to minimize disruption to the eyes as you take in the views.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, A/C, vaulted ceilings and fan, and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower/window looking out to Nevis. The master bedroom on this floor with its own balcony, and the guest bedrooms down stairs, all have this wonderful view. A large walk-in closet off the master bedroom stores sheets, towels and supplies while still giving space for clothing and suitcases, etc.

DOWNSTAIRS: Two guest bedrooms have either a queen or two extra-long twins beds (can convert to one King) and share a bathroom and walk-in shower. Both have A/C, ceiling fans. Guests can exit the downstairs hallway to the quiet veranda and take in the views by the landscaped garden.

Hurricane shutters are on all windows for both security when our home is vacated, but also for those who can’t abide to be woken up by the splendor of sunrise! Like many islands, power and water outages are not unheard of, so we have equipped our home with a liquid propane generator large enough to automatically cope with all electrical house needs. Mains water comes to the house through an 800gal cistern, so even with a water break, the house supply should not be uninterrupted. For our peace-of-mind, and yours, we have a 24/7 external video surveillance camera system.

The villa is maintained beautifully by an on-island Property Manager (also our Project Manager for construction) who knows the building very well. He can be contacted in the rare event you have any building issues. A gardener and pool boy will service the property before your arrival as will our wonderful housekeeper, who will provide cleaning and laundry service before your arrival. Additional services can be arranged directly through the building manager.

Keywords: Villa, luxury, new, 3BR, pool, verandas, ocean, sea, ocean views, sandy beach, hillside, security cameras, blue, blue waters, Turtle Beach, Nevis, Caribbean, long term rental, quiet, secluded, peninsula

More Details

Owner
Nick Guise
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Nick Guise

Cathy comes from the New England area in America and Nick was born in England and came over to America in the early 80s. They both work in the Biotechnology field which is where they met in the mid 90s and have been happily married, and avid travelers ever since.

Nick Guise purchased this villa in 2011

Why Nick Guise chose St. Kitts

We first visited St. Kitts with friends in 2001 and stayed at the Reggae Bar & Grill on Turtle Beach which closed at 6pm every night, leaving us upstairs in the apartment to the sounds of the ocean waves, the rustle of palm leaves and other nature-tunes that the tropical breeze brought. Of the 2-3,000 acres of land of the South East Peninsula, we were likely part of a night population of 15-20 people! A few years later, our friends built at Turtle Beach and for a number of years we benefitted by their hospitality. We realized after our first visit that, just like you see on the glossy pages of travel magazines, we had found “our” paradise, and made our own future plans to build.

What makes this villa unique

We love to come here with no schedule in mind; we have enough of those in our work. If you need a place to kick back and relax, indulging yourself in doing nothing, or hiking, diving and being active, then our home and island will quickly get you in the mood. There are 3-4 beach restaurants within 3-5 minutes drive, each offering a little different style/quality of food. Sugar cane used to be the main industry of St. Kitts and its only been in the last 5-6 years that tourism has really started. So St. Kitts is not like most of the other well established, highly populated Caribbean islands. There is still plenty of serene, unspoilt areas to visit, as well as night life along the beaches of Frigate Bay and the hotel areas. 1/2 hour ferry rides get you over to Nevis to explore by bike, taxi or car.

Amenities

Basseterre Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • - Master bedroom has a full en suite bathrrom with shower. - The two Guest bedrooms share a full bathroom and shower. - A half-bathroom is on the main level.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1) Master bedroom has a Queen size bed. 2) Guest bedroom has a Queen size bed; 3) Guest bedroom has two twin beds (extras long), which can be converted to king bed. Baby Cribs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Property under external perimeter 24/7 Security Camera Surveillance, Full Emergency Back Up Generator to Provide Electrical Power to all of House, Hurricane shutters.

Reviews

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New Designed Villa in Paradise, Quiet Beach & Blue Water Views
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great property and owners, remarkable views, and relaxation at it's finest. It just doesn't get any better than this. This vacation greatly exceeded our expectations!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chelmsford, MA
5

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

One of the best views on St. Kitts. Great location to go across to Nevis. Cockleshell Beach nearby is very nice and much better than the Turtle Beach just down the hill. Cockleshell is on the Caribbean side so the water is calmer. Water sports are located on Cockleshell. Turtle Beach is on the Atlantic side so there can be more waves. You can swim there but its not maintained by anyone so its in a more natural state meaning lots of sea weed on beach.

Great porch!!! Pool! Very comfortable and clean!! Lots of space. Why even leave the house!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
5

Fabulous villa, great views.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Seas the Moment.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful paradise

  • 5 of 5

The entire rental experience with this property far exceeded my expectations. Nick (the property owner) and Dwayne (the property manager) were extremely responsive and helpful from the time we booked to the time we checked out.

The house itself is even better in person. We enjoyed coffee and breakfast while watching the sunrise every morning, had cocktails on the patio in the evenings and took refreshing dips in the pool after days spent either at the beach or hiking. We did our fair share of exploring the island (and there is plenty to explore) but it truly was hard to leave this gorgeous house and the surrounding Turtle Beach area.

We would highly recommend renting a car on St Kitts and would suggest a stop at the grocery store On your way from the airport to the house. You aren't going to want to leave in the mornings to get coffee or breakfast, it's too beautiful.

We truly can't say enough great things about this house and our week spent on St Kitts!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the Gilbert's positive comments on our home and the great suggestions to future guests to pick up a few things for next days breakfast so they can take in the beautiful sunrises on our veranda facing Nevis!
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5

Amazing....all the reviews are true

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely villa which is in excellent conditions. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time on St Kitts and the villa was certainly a major part of that. The house is well equipped with every convenience of home and is situated on a hill overlooking Turtle beach and further onto Nevis. The unobstructed views are breathtaking. It is in a remote part of the island but that is a large part of the charm. As long as you rent a vehicle (which Dwayne can arrange for you seamlessly) you have access (with a 15-20 minute drive) to all the "touristy" parts of the island. Initially I was apprehensive about driving the breathtaking road from the main part of the island to the villa at night however the road has excellent reflective lighting and the drive was not difficult and as a result you really can go to any restaurant on the island for dinner that you want. Turtle beach which is a 3 minute walk is typically deserted and has good snorkelling to the left of the pier. If you walk down the beach to the right of the pier, there are often good size waves that my boys enjoyed playing in. If you are looking for a little more of a commercial beach just walk along turtle beach and towards the end you will see a walking path-take that and 5 minutes later you will be on Cockleshell beach with some restaurants and water activities. Reggaes beach restaurant which is on Cockleshell beach is open at night only on Fridays for Lobsterfest. It was great and I suggest you make a reservation as soon as you arrive. Salt Plage is a very cool bar/restaurant not far away where multi million dollar yachts are moored. It is a gorgeous place to have a drink and just take in the view. We also ate at Marshall's and Rock Lobster both of which were excellent. Visiting Nevis for one day was fun as well-the car ferry departs from Sea Bridge which is about a 10 minute drive from the villa. Nevis is small , we took the 9am ferry over and were able to drive the whole island with numerous stops and be back on the 3 pm ferry to St Kitts. Overall I would have no reservations recommending Nick/Cathy's place to anyone looking for a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure working with Mark and Jacqueline and we were happy to hear they enjoyed the warmth of St. Kitts compared to Toronto winters and loved our home with regards its condition and cleanliness. Thanks for the very descriptive write up, I am sure it will help other potential guests get a good idea of the area.
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5

Fantastic!!!!!!!!!! Total Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This place defines perfection! Absolutely over the top paradise. We have been doing a trip every other year now for 8 years and this property is the finest we have ever stayed. Great remote location but close to a ton of great activities! The property manager is very helpful and thorough. I can't say enough about the home. You just have to go see for yourself! Amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Map

Ferry Terminal (Basseterre)
"As well as Basseterre ferry, there is a passenger/car ferry to Nevis that runs every hour fr..."
Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport
"Airport 11-12 miles from Turtle Beach and about 1/2hour comfortable ride"
Rams Super Market
"We think this is the best market on the island for selection and you pay a little more for it."
Nice park
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Robert Bradshw Int. Airport-Code SKB to get flight
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Reggae Bar, Spice Mill on Cockleshell Beach
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Majors Bay 4 mins away. 20 mins trip to Nevis
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Marriot Hotel
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
South East Peninsula (SEP)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Reggae Bar & Grill, Cockleshell Beach
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Turtle Beach 150yds
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry
Nearest Point of Interest
Boogie Boarding
Nearest Point of Interest
Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Spice Mill Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Great snorkling
Nearest Point of Interest
Reggae Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Christophe Harbor homes
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset spots
Nearest Point of Interest
RAMS food market
Car: necessary

DOING NOTHING IS A GREAT ACTIVITY THAT WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND IN FACT OUR OWN POOL AREA CAN BE HARD TO GET AWAY FROM!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79

Cleaning is included in the rates.
We introduce you to our Property Manager a few weeks before arrival, so you can arrange a meet at the airport.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.