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Perfect Seclusion With Stunning Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Open plan cottage with 12' Sliding Doors Merging Interior and Exterior Spaces

The cottage is positioned on a plateau of 3/4 of an acre of beautiful lawn and Seagrape trees, surrounded by wooded hills and commanding mountain and ocean views. The Tradewind breezes provide natural cooling even in the summer months. The cottage design is modern, incorporating Mahogany wood doors and Ipe wood flooring. The kitchen is fully equipped with granite counter tops, stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, ice maker, wine cooler and microwave/convection oven. The views from the kitchen windows of Mount Nevis are stunning and will leave you wanting to prepare meals just to be able to savour the view! For your privacy the sliding glass doors are tinted and have silk drapes which can be drawn at night. There is a large walk in closet and a beautifully appointed bathroom with glass shower enclosure, granite countertops and natural stone wall tiles. The cottage is surrounded by natural stone decks and garden furniture to enjoy the sun, shade and natural cool breezes.

Laura Craig
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Laura Craig

James and I have lived on Nevis since 1995, where we met, fell in love and married! We started our Landscape Architectural design firm on Nevis in 1998 and are still very active on the island and the Northern Leeward Islands. We now live part of the year in South West France.

Laura Craig purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Laura Craig chose Cliftons

Over the years we had always loved Red Hawk Ridge area because of the 360 degree views and in particular the view of Mount Nevis from this location. We purchased the land at Red Hawk Ridge in 2007 and begin building a year later.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is private and secluded with exceptional views to Mount Nevis, the Caribbean Sea and St Kitts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Laura!

We have really enjoyed our trip to Nevis. Thank you so much for connecting us! Below is our review. I can't figure out how to post it on VRBO. It's yours to post if you wish! Have a great year!

Tom and Michele

If you prefer seclusion, breathtaking views and dramatic spaces, then Les Oiseaux is for you! This was our first trip to Nevis, and we agree, we knocked it out of the park!

The grounds are surrounded by lush tropical foliage. Hummingbirds buzz between brightly colored leaves. A carpet of tropical spongy grass covers this elevated plateau. You will look down on the lights of Sister Saint Kitts as the Sun sets. You will witness every cruise ship leaving Charlestown, and from this elevated vantage, they almost seem appealing! ;)

The living space takes full advantage of its perch with windows in all directions. The roof overhang crates intimate outdoor living spaces. Almost Gothic, sliding glass doors, open on three sides, facing Saint Kitts. There are curtains for the bashful, but we never once pulled them. That's because we never once encountered another person beyond halfway up their hill.

We highly recommend Les Oiseaux. It made our first trip to Nevis a hard act to follow.

Tom and Michele

January, 2018
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Cliftons Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Open plan cottage: with bedroom/living and kitchen area. Separate bathroom and closet. Queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeping is provided every 3-4 days for reservations of 6 nights or more. For stays of 3 -5 nights housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.


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Perfect Seclusion With Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Augusta GA

A unique and beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The only problem is the spotty internet. Otherwise, a beautiful place. We will be back!


  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Les Oiseaux! We understand the internet service on the island is being improved daily since the hurricanes and I'm happy to say our internet is working ok now. Kind regards, Laura
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Arlington, TX

Perfect Honeymoon Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent our stay on Nevis at this wonderful property. We decided it would be the ultimate honeymoon location. It is perched high on the summit of a hill with fantastic 360 degree views of the surrounding areas, from Mount Nevis behind the house, sunset views to the West and a breathtaking St. Kitts landscape. Speaking of landscaping, the entire grounds are landscaped with an incredible variety of plants, trees and flowers. The higher altitude with its stronger winds keep most of the bugs away, making it very pleasant, even in the heat of the day.

Inside the cottage is an absolute first class living area and kitchen. The huge windows can be opened on three sides for a true open air feeling. If that's too hot, it is fully air conditioned. We spent both mornings and evenings on the extremely comfortable outdoor furniture, eating breakfast and dinner outside with nature all around. Mahogany windows, floors, cabinets and trim give this cottage a first class look.

The owners, the Craigs, along with property manager Doreen were also outstanding, arranging our transportation from St. Kitts, a rental car and providing a huge trove of information about Nevis and its many attractions and restaurants.

Considering what you pay for resorts on Nevis, we consider this cottage a tremendous bargain and a true value for your travel dollar. When my son gets married, this may be where he goes for his honeymoon. There is no better seclusion than what this property provides.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tom, Thank you for your kind review. We just love our "inside out" hideaway on Nevis and we're very happy you enjoyed this unique setting. We would love to welcome you son and his fiancé for their honeymoon! Kind regards Laura
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Chrishi Beach, Gallipot
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Seabridge car ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chrishi Beach, Gallipot, Oualie Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Chrishi Beach, Oualie Beach, Lover's Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

The minimum stay over the Christmas/New Year period is 10 days. Please contact us for discounts on stays of one month or more.

The rental rate includes a welcome basket, maid service on stays of more than 3 nights and all utility costs.

Taxi and boat transfers from St Kitts can be arranged. The cost is paid directly to the taxi driver ($12 per person) and the boat captain ($20.00 per person). Guests will be met at the ferry dock or airport and showed up to the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.