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Detached Home-styled cottage on Nevis with spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A secluded 600 sq. ft. cottage with wrap around porch overlooking the ocean

SeaGrape Heights Cottages are perched on hillside that provides one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean you'll find on Nevis. You'll be able to see nearby islands such as St.Kitts and Antigua, cruise ships at night and local fishing and touring sailboats. The cottages are within walking distance of the seashore which is good for swimming on sandy beaches or snorkeling in nearby reefs. The two bedroom has Caribbean styled high ceiling, over 600 of living space, a master bedroom with a king-size bed, a second bedroom with two single beds and one bathroom. Nearby, there is a one bedroom, 500 sq. ft. cottage with a king-size bed and one bathroom. It is available for extra guests or may be rented alone to guests with a party of one or two. Both cottages have similar designs with wrap around porch overlooking the ocean where guests can relax and enjoy the ocean breeze and ocean view.

Both cottages have ceiling fans in each room plus a split unit wall air conditioner in each bedroom. Because of the constant breeze off the ocean guests will seldom have a need for fans and less so for AC. Other amenities include a refrigerator with freezer, full-size electronic ignition gas stove with oven, microwave, kitchen counter with double sink, toaster, drip coffee maker, cooking and eating utensils, iron and ironing board, dining table and chairs, comfortable setee and chairs that could be used for relaxing inside or outside on the porch. Free WiFi is also available plus a smart TV with access to streaming Netflix movies and other shows. A washing machine and two-burner propane grill are also available to guests is.

The land at the back of the cottages is open and is accessible to guests who wish to hike higher up the hillside to get a better view of the ocean and a view of Mount Nevis.

More Details

Owner
Austin Wallace
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2017

About Austin Wallace

My name is Austin Wallace. I was born in Nevis and lived there until I was 18 years when I migrated to St.Croix (U.S.V.I) and later attended collage in Vermont and postgraduate at the University of Michigan. My wife Dawn is a Vermonter who first visited Nevis in 1976 and fell in love with the island and its natural beauty. Our dream was to return and live in Nevis after we retired. We are now living that dream. Part of that dream was to build attractive yet affordable cottages so family, friends and acquaintances could come and experience the natural beauty of this island paradise appropriately referred to as Queen of the Caribbean. SeaGrape Heights cottages were built and furnished with this in mind.

Austin Wallace purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Austin Wallace chose St Kitts & Nevis

SeaGrape Heights cottages were designed jointly by me and my wife Dawn. They are built on land owned by my parents. Since her first visit to Nevis, Dawn picked this location as the spot where she wished to build our home. Due to the lack of an access road another site was selected for our house. Years later we developed an access road on the hillside so we could build SeaGrape Heights cottages on the spot we picked many years ago. The cottages have been under construction for several years and were opened to guests in 2014. The view alone is worth the trip.

What makes this cottage unique

SeaGrape Heights Cottages has the feeling of a home with a tropical look and feel. They are perched on a hillside and accessible only via a private access road. They provide the feeling of truly being secluded with no other buildings being nearby.

Amenities

Camps Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , There is a shower head tub faucet for shower and shaving
  • The bathroom includes a shower with a shower head for showers and a separate tub faucet for shaving legs. The step over into the shower area is 8 inches high which is convenient for those with physical limitations. There is also a toilet, a vanity that has a top with a built in face basin and storage cabinet. Shelves are also available for storing toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom. It has a four- posted king size bed. It also includes a closet with space for hanging clothes and storing other clothes. A six foot patio door provides direct access to the porch and two windows allow for constant sea breeze. It has a ceiling fan and air conditioner for those few nights that more cooling is needed. Bedroom 2 has two single beds, an armoire for hanging clothes and storing other clothing items. This bedroom also is equipped with air conditioner and a ceiling fan. There is a total of four windows to allow for natural ventilation
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Detached Home-styled cottage on Nevis with spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea
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Absolutely stunning view from the cottage. Austin is just a wonderful host. Cottage is comfortable .

  • 4 of 5

Great view from the cottage. Austin, owner of the property, was very helpful in suggesting places to visit and answering any questions we had during our visit. Cottage was very clean and well maintained- pictures on the site do not do full justice. Nevis is a great place for vacation and beaches are just heavenly - I have not seen anything like this in my life. Both beautiful mountains and beaches at one place. We will definitely be back and will look forward to staying at the same property.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having Renu and her daughter Aditi as guests at my cottage. I was happy to show them what Nevis has to offer and, from our conversation, it appears that that is exactly what they were looking for on this vacation. It was sad to see them go because by then, through our conversations, I felt we were friends rather than guests interacting with owner. I was moved by their promise that they will be back. They also offer to talk to anyone on the phone or through email who wishes to know more about their vacation. I have permission to release their phone or email address to potential guests at Seagrapeheights Cottages. Austin
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5

Stunning Ocean Views in Comfortable Cottage, Attentive and Kind Owner

  • 5 of 5

I just returned to the United States after staying one week at SeaGrape Heights Cottage in Nevis with my two young adult children, and the visit was fantastic. The cottage itself is an airy, bright and well-equipped home sitting on top of a high hill, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is close enough to the ocean that you can hear the waves. In the morning, it was such a peaceful experience to sit on the porch and watch the sun rise, listening to the sounds of nature. In the evening, we were fortunate to sit in the front yard on cushioned lounge chairs, feeling the ocean breeze and watching the stars, which were bright and clear.

The stay was made such a good experience largely because Mr. Wallace and his property manager, Artavia Liburd were extremely attentive, responsive and gracious. This was an adventure for us. We have rented homes within the United States via VBRO and Home Away, and never before have we had such support. Mr. Wallace and Ms. Liburd regularly communicated with me both before and during the trip. They offered information about car rental, ferry transportation and local events. Without my asking, Mr. Wallace thought of things I wouldn't have thought of, including best ways to travel to and from St. Kitts. A few times, when we needed items, he arranged delivery to our door within an hour or two! And, he coordinated assistance when we had trouble with the vehicle we rented, without me asking! When we needed to exchange vehicles, Ms. LIburd, who also manages Strickers Auto Rental actually brought it to us on the beach!

SeaGrapes Heights Cottage provided us with a safe, comfortable (the bed was more comfortable than my own) base to explore the island, which is stunningly beautiful. We visited the islands's beaches, rain forest, mountain and botanic garden. All of this was made easy by making use of a cooler and beach chairs that were made available to us by Mr. Wallace. We saw wild monkeys climbing the trees and goats and donkeys freely wandering about. While snorkeling, we saw sea turtles, crabs, squid, sea urchins and beautiful fish. Along the way, we met many friendly people.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Review of SeaGrapes Cottages

  • 5 of 5

Husband and I took the car ferry(Seabridge) over from St. Kitts. Ferry takes about 35 minutes, no problems nice wind in your face sitting on upper deck. We were met by the caretaker of the property as the owner was out of town (he did email me to tell me he had a family emergency in the US and would not be here prior to our stay. I was looking forward to talking with him as we had a texts back forth since January or so about the cottage. He called me to make sure things were going okay and we were able to communicate by email and a couple of calls.. It took about 10 minutes to get to cottages from car ferry. The caretaker met us at car ferry and we followed her to cottages. She was friendly. We had the two bedroom cottage and it was nice to wake up and see the view of the ocean from the bed. The cottage was clean and had what you need. I cook breakfast and bought breakfast foods from home (oatmeal, cereals we bought eggs, bread and fruit on the island) as to save money for lunch and dinners out. The views from the cottage are great and the breezes were quite relaxing, no to little insects as the winds high enough most days to keep them away. Hanging out on the porch felt so completely relaxing . Felt safe as well. This cottage could accommodate two couples.The cottage is reasonably priced. If you want peace and quite with great views, breezes and want to chill out and relax this is the place for you. As we make our way around the islands, we would return to this cottage. No question. I would recommend this to my best friend no doubt.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Cottages Overlooking the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for nightlife and excitement then Seagrape Heights is not for you. But if you want comfort, tranquillity, and stunning natural beauty -- and all at a very affordable price in expensive Nevis -- then you could not hope for anywhere better. The cottages are new, delightfully decorated, and have every comfort. But it is the porches with ocean views and constant sea breezes that are the real delight. Owner Austin Wallace is wonderful and delights in sharing his love of Nevis with guests. He arranged for us to be picked up by taxi at St. Kitts airport and taken to the ferry, then met us at the ferry in Nevis and took us to the cottage (with a stop at the grocery store along the way) where our rental jeep was already waiting for us. The other cottage was not rented during our stay and so we had absolute privacy. All in all, the perfect tropical cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Gem

  • 5 of 5

We have been fortunate to travel throughout the Caribbean Islands over the past 20 years and the our recent stay in Nevis at the Cottage provided us with the perfect setting and accommodation. Breath taking views from the front porch or while laying in the raised king bed as the morning sun rose will be forever a part of our memories. A short walk to the beach rewarded us with a private beach with excellent snorkeling and most surprising some wonderful shells that washed up each day thru the cut in the reef. We love to cook local seafood and island vegetables and they were both readily available for the grill or frying pan. If your a hiker and want a climbing challenge hike up Nevis Mt. or Lord Horatio Nelson lookout is an easier hike with wonderful views. We are divers and both Nevis and St. Kitts provided some wonderful dives one of which included a group of 6 sea turtles that stayed in our reef area for 40 minutes. The Cottage is all you see on the web site and more!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ted and Susie are a property owner's dream guests. Meeting their needs was effortless. I am very impressed with their desire to seek out the many activities and natural beauty available to visitors to Nevis. I must agree with their observation that the website pictures and description of Seagrapeheights cottages do not fully capture the comfort of the cottages and the breathtaking views guests will enjoy just sitting on the porch. I look forward to their next visit.
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EXCELLENT RENTAL

  • 5 of 5

Sea Grape Heights Cottage was a perfect place for a wonderful vacation, it couldn't have been any better. The cottage was immaculate and had everything you could need any additional things you might need Austin your host would be more than happy to get for you. The view is beyond imangible, vast sea and great green hills of St Kitts. It's in a wonderful location so going around the island is very easy. The cottage was so calm and relaxing that it made the trip perfect. We will come back next year it was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
The Newcastle Airport is less than two miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nisbet Plantation Hotel
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Passenger Ferry in Charlestown
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Four Seasons Hotel golf course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pizza Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Long Haul Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Seagrapeheights cottages are located in Barnaby village within a short walking distance of the seashore and local swimming and snorkeling areas. Barnaby village has a rural feel to it and residents are friendly and readily welcome visitors. Also within walking distance is Herberts Beach a well known spot where you can take a lunch and spend the day at the beach or go to nearby Nisbet Plantation Hotel beach restaurant for lunch or drinks. Herbert's Beach is also a great place for snorkeling and para-sailing. For those interested in worshipping or seeing historical places, St.James Anglican church (one of the remaining old stone built churches several hundred years old) is about half a mile from the cottages. If you are interested in visiting the Medical School of the America's campus, that also is within a half a mile walk from the cottages.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

A document detailing property rules will be provided o guests prior to finalization of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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