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Alice Royden

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

Elegant & Spacious Villa with Private Infinity Pool and Stunning Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Barnes Ghaut Villa Rental Photos and Description

Gorgeous, 4 bedroom Villa - Idyllic, Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Drive to The Best Beaches on the Island

Aquarius nestles amid palms and mango trees in a quiet spot 400ft up the jungle side of Mount Nevis, yet it is only a 5-minute drive from the longest and best beach on the island, 10 minutes from the quaint 18th Century capital village, Charlestown, and just fifteen minutes from the sleepy little airport, where scheduled airlines fly in daily from Puerto Rico, Antigua and St Marten, the wonderful Mrs Fahie will be on call to organise a car to meet you and take you to the villa. We do recommend hiring a car as it is the easiest way to get around the island for shopping and restaurants but also to explore the amazing things Nevis has on offer. There are also regular direct flights to the nearby island of St Kitts from the US, Canada and England, again a car can be arranged to meet you at the airport, drive you for about 20 minutes to the south east tip of the island where a water taxi will transport you the short hop to Oualie Beach on the beautiful island of Nevis. We are delighted to arrange for provisions to be ready for your arrival, should you wish. There are detailed maps explaining where the best supermarkets and restaurants are situated as well as information on other places of interest in the villa.

Aquarius is set in 2 acres of mature landscaped tropical gardens. The villa is on the remote, peaceful edge of Fern Hill Estates. The private infinity pool measuring 32' by 12' is a perfect vantage point to enjoy the spectacular views and sunsets and long enough to swim laps. There is an extensive terrace

The main terrace has all sorts of seating options where guests can sit quietly on more private terraces outside the master bedroom and guest rooms or on the wide covered terrace with a table that sits 10 comfortably (if required) and plenty of cosy armchairs for relaxing or sun-bedson the extended terrace to one side of the pool. Be prepared to be delighted by the extraordinary beauty of the sunsets and the stunning colour and light you will experience.

wide 1500 sq ft mosquito-netted veranda,dining table for 10, 1100 sq ft pool deck, barbecue, 4 sun loungers, wonderful view of the Caribbean Sea and Nevis's sister island, St Kitts, two miles away.

Attached there is a double garage with remote controlled doors.

We only saw this beautiful home for the first time 4 years ago but it holds a very dear place in our hearts. With high ceilings and beautifully proportioned rooms, Aquarius is both elegant and welcoming.

Utility Room:

Pantry, wine fridge, large freezer.

Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service:

Towels, linen and weekly maid cleaning are included. More frequent cleaning can be arranged by agreement.

Other:

Laundry room with front-loading washing machine, free-standing drier, iron and ironing board.

Guest loo.

All bedrooms have walk-in closets, air conditioning and plasma TV screens.

The immaculately equipped kitchen means cooking is an ease or simply ask for a chef to be sent and relax whilst all your wishes are catered for.

The house works wonderfully as a "Family" holiday destination with a wide variety of beaches: the lapping of gentle waves of Pinney and Oualie beaches with their relaxing bars and restaurants or the dramatic surf on the south of the island where there is a hidden gem of a beach we will be prepared to divulge upon your enquiry....

If you are looking for a "Romantic" holiday or an elegant and refined home for friends to enjoy exceptional and stunning sunsets in a beautiful location with a delicious "Sun downer" Aquarius is a perfect destination. Whether you are keen to relax and unwind with a book or if teeing-off at dawn is your desire, we believe you will find it whilst staying at Aquarius on the island of Nevis.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Alice Royden (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

About Alice Royden

My husband, Richard, and I have 4 children between us: Minnie (16), Ella (15) , Ben (13) and Kitty (13). We are all passionate about travelling and visiting beautiful places, we fell in love with Aquarius and the island of Nevis the moment we arrived. Having spent most of my first 25 years of life in Hong Kong there are many Asian influences in the villa. We are part of the family that own Aquarius.

Alice Royden purchased this villa in 2012

Why Alice Royden chose St Kitts & Nevis

We only saw this beautiful home for the first time 4 years ago but it holds a very dear place in our hearts. With high ceilings and beautifully proportioned rooms, Aquarius is both elegant and welcoming. The main terrace has all sorts of seating options where guests can sit quietly on more private terraces outside the master bedroom and guest rooms or on the wide covered terrace with a table that sits 12 comfortably (if required) and plenty of cosy armchairs for relaxing or sun-bedson the extended terrace to one side of the pool. Be prepared to be delighted by the extraordinary beauty of the sunsets and the stunning colour and light you will experience.

The immaculately equipped kitchen means cooking is an ease or simply ask for a chef to be sent and relax whilst all your wishes are catered for. There is also a large Weber Gas barbecue under a separate roofed terrace adjacent to the dining area and kitchen.

What makes this villa unique

The house works wonderfully as a "Family" holiday destination with a wide variety of beaches: the lapping of gentle waves of Pinney and Oualie beaches with their relaxing bars and restaurants or the dramatic surf on the south of the island where there is a hidden gem of a beach we will be prepared to divulge upon your enquiry....

If you are looking for a "Romantic" holiday or an elegant and refined home for friends to enjoy exceptional and stunning sunsets in a beautiful location with a delicious "Sun downer" Aquarius is a perfect destination. Whether you are keen to relax and unwind with a book or if teeing-off at dawn is your desire, we believe you will find it whilst staying at Aquarius on the island of Nevis.

Nevis is a dreamy, miniature paradise of 36 sq miles with a balmy climate, cool breezes, calm seas, lovely beaches, colourful forests, mountain walks, elegant old plantation houses and the nicest, friendliest people you could ever hope to meet – people who wave and smile as you drive by.

Each golden day is like a time-warp back to the 1950s where people are polite and respectful and crime is rare. There are no flashy nightclubs, vulgar casinos, or rowdy tourists – just a quiet, relaxed, stylish, old-fashioned little haven that still deserves its 18th Century nickname, ‘The Queen of the Caribbees’.

The island has numerous little bistros, beach bars and stylish restaurants, 5 banks and 4 excellent, modern supermarkets.

Among the many delights are the old sugar plantation houses, some of them in ruins, others now elegant, picturesque hotels: the Montpelier (with a delicious restaurant), the Hermitage and the Nisbet. The island is perfect for lovers of walking, hiking, horse riding, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing, and it is suffused with music: the bouncy reggae and calypso rhythms that waft from balconies and doorways all over Charlestown; the delightful string bands that play their simple but haunting home-made instruments to name a few.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5/5 *****

"My wife, two friends and I had the most wonderful three weeks at Aquarius! The house is really perfect, and you should be so proud of building such a master piece. The design, layout, infinity pool, Great Room, bedrooms and bathrooms, the kitchen, furnishings, fans AND the quality of workmanship were all absolutely tip top - Mandarin Hotel Hong Kong luxury!

"The weather was perfect every day, and we loved the warmth, swimming, and sitting out and looking at that stunning view – across blue seas to the mountains of St Kitts. The sunsets were spectacular, and from 6 to 6.20 pm we would watch the golden sun as it sank into the ocean. Then after dinner we would take our chairs out by the pool and gaze at the millions of twinkling stars. It was a truly memorable holiday for all of us."

- Peregrine Curtis, Richmond, England, March 2013.
Mar 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Vance Amory International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sunshine
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Pier Ferry, Charlestown
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
4 Seasons
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sunshine and others on Pinney Beach
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Pinney Beach
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

2 miles (5-min drive) to the best beach on the island, Pinney’s Beach, a long, wide stretch of white sand and tranquil aquamarine sea, which is often completely deserted even in the high season except for the plummeting pelicans and a fishing boat or two. It is home to six little open-air beach bistros (including the famous Sunshine’s Lounge) as well as a smart French restaurant and the luxurious Four Seasons resort with three restaurants, a huge white beach, and calm, protected ocean swimming.

Travel:

The Vance Amory International Airport at Newcastle is 6 miles away.

The sea ferry pier in Charlestown is 4 miles away.

The water taxi ferry at Oualie Beach is 3 miles away.

Jeep hire is essential and can be made through us or by contacting "Strikers" direct www.strikerscarrentasls.com

Distances:

2 miles to Jessups Village, 4 miles to the capital village, Charlestown a delightful little settlement with buildings dating back to the 18th century, among them the old Bath Hotel, which was the height of fashionable luxury in the 18th century and a Mecca for European visitors who sailed the Atlantic to bathe in the hot volcanic springs at Bath village.

Charlestown has two museums, one commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson, who married a pretty young local widow, Fanny Nisbet, here in 1787.

Further Details:

Nevis is a dreamy, miniature paradise of 36 sq miles with a balmy climate, cool breezes, calm seas, lovely beaches, colourful forests, mountain walks, elegant old plantation houses and the nicest, friendliest people you could ever hope to meet – people who wave and smile as you drive by.

Each golden day is like a time-warp back to the 1950s where people are polite and respectful and crime is rare. There are no flashy nightclubs, vulgar casinos, or rowdy tourists – just a quiet, relaxed, stylish, old-fashioned little haven that still deserves its 18th Century nickname, ‘The Queen of the Caribbees’.

The island has numerous little bistros, beach bars and stylish restaurants, 5 banks and 4 excellent, modern supermarkets.

Among the many delights are the old sugar plantation houses, some of them in ruins, others now elegant, picturesque hotels: the Montpelier (with a particularly good restaurant), the Hermitage and the Nisbet. The island is perfect for lovers of walking, hiking, horse riding, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing, and it is suffused with music: the bouncy reggae and calypso rhythms that waft from balconies and doorways all over Charlestown; the delightful string bands that play their simple but haunting home-made instruments; the Tuesday and Friday night guitars-and-drums jamming sessions at the Oualie Beach Hotel, where everyone is encouraged to join in, if only to shake a tambourine or maracas; the fabulous local bands like Jazzique, which plays every Friday night at the Lime beach restaurant; the karaoke evenings at the Double Deuce.

As Duke Orsino says in Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night, ‘if music be the food of love, play on.’ At times it seems that Nevis might have been the lovely, musical, magical, enchanted island that inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest.

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Rates & Availability

Barnes Ghaut Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Easter/Spring
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

We are delighted to discuss the rates with you and depending on demand we may be flexible on prices but we are sure you will not be disappointed.

Booking Notes:
To book ‘Aquarius’ for the perfect holiday please email Alice Royden at AquariusNevis@gmail.com.
Bookings will be reserved for 7 days and secured by paying a 50% deposit, half of which will be refunded if the booking is cancelled no later than 60 days before the start of the rental. The balance of the rent, plus a returnable damage deposit of US$1,500, will become payable 30 days before the rental begins.
Our agent will meet you on arrival and help you with any advice, questions or problems.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.


Notes on prices:
More frequent cleaning as well as laundry and ironing can be provided for an extra US$7.50 per cleaner per hour.
A daytime baby-sitting service can be provided for US$35 for a minimum of four hours + US$7 per hour for extra hours up to a maximum of eight hours.
Weekly rental rates include all utilities (electricity, gas, broadband, local telephone calls, cable TV) but not long-distance telephone calls, which will be billed at the end of the rental.

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Amenities

Barnes Ghaut Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Master Bedroom ensuite Bathroom 1
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Guest Half bathroom (loo)
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , Study Bedroom ensuite Shower room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Master Bedroom ensuite Shower Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , King Size Guest Bedroom ensuite Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , Twin Bedroom ensuite Shower room
  • Bedroom 1: 2 ensuite bathrooms, one with bath, both with separate shower and WC. Bedroom 2: ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC. Bedrooms 3 and 4: ensuite shower rooms and WCs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with 2 ensuite Bathrooms
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , King Size bed in this Guest Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Guest Bedroom with ensuite Shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Study with Twin beds converted from the sofa
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Super King size double bed, 2 ensuite bathrooms, dressing area, opens onto veranda. Bedroom 2: King size double bed, ensuite bathroom, veranda. Bedroom 3: twin 3'6" beds, ensuite shower. Bedroom 4/Study: sofabed converting into two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: 2-acre garden, wide 1500 sq ft mosquito-netted veranda,dining table for 10, 1100 sq ft pool deck, 32' x 12' private infinity swimming pool, barbecue, 4 sun loungers, wonderful view of the Caribbean Sea and Nevis's sister island, St Kitts, two miles away. Attached there is a double garage with remote controlled doors. Utility Room: Pantry, wine fridge, large freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and weekly maid cleaning are included. More frequent cleaning can be arranged by agreement. Other: Laundry room with front-loading washing machine, free-standing drier, iron and ironing board. Guest loo. All bedrooms have walk-in closets, air conditioning and plasma TV screens.

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