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BLACK SAND COVE, A HOUSE AT THE BEACH SET IN WONDERFUL GARDENS

Linda

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BLACK SAND COVE, A HOUSE AT THE BEACH SET IN WONDERFUL GARDENS

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Long Point - Black Sand Cove

2 bedroom oceanfront vacation rental near Charlestown, St. Kitts and Nevis

Our vacation house is set amid delightful gardens in a secluded part of this out-of-the-way island. The West Indies-style house features a new kitchen, a large screened porch facing the sea, a patio with views of the volcano and other hills, and a swimming pool. There are two bedrooms, a sleeping porch, and three baths -- plus a sofa bed in the living room. The two bedrooms have air-conditioning for warm summer nights. Local artwork complements the home's lovely color scheme. Sitting at the convenient, built-in computer desk with WiFi access for your laptop and other devices, you'll enjoy an expansive view of the sea. The high, vaulted ceilings, traditional wooden awnings, and ceiling fans maximize the cooling Atlantic breezes coming over the mountains behind you. A beautiful wooden staircase takes you through gardens and down to a secluded beach with soft black sand.

Amenities include Internet access, a washer/dryer, and a grill on the patio.

The beautiful and innovatively designed gardens were developed by Julie Toll, who has won many awards in England, including 4 Gold and 2 Silver awards at the famous Chelsea Flower Show. Her special interest is the use of native species, and environmentally-sound landscaping. Secluded on our private acreage, you'll hear only the sounds of nature: the wind in the banana trees, the birds, the crickets, and the waves on the shore of the virtually private beach. (While all beaches are public property on Nevis, the only way to get to this beach is down our stairway.) The 360-degree views provide fabulous sunrises and sunsets, and the passing spectacle of the changing clouds all day long. This is a great place to get away from it all, and write, paint, play music, or just relax.

Black Sand Cove has a Facebook page with dozens of photos, including photos and recommendations by guests, guest reviews, and information about what's going on on Nevis. You don't have to be a Facebook user to see it:

just put facebook.com/blacksandcove in your browser.

On the sides of Mt. Nevis, the now-quiet volcano, are tropical forests with near-rainforest vegetation. Our comprehensive guest information books give recommendations for our favorite restaurants and activities, with details about where to go and how to get there. With temperatures in the 80's year-round, guest sometimes tell us they regret having to ever leave!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Linda (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2003
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About Linda

Tim and I bought this home to use for vacations, family gatherings, and eventually for retirement. People who have stayed at many rental homes in the Caribbean describe ours as one of the best equipped they've seen. That's because we spend quite a lot of time there ourselves. We designed the kitchen so that more than one person has convenient space to work together, because we like to cook in teams when a large family group gathers. Every room in the light, airy house has delightful views. We planned the swimming pool with broad, shallow steps to make it user-friendly for parents playing in the water with young children. With an additional cottage, close by but entirely separate and not visible from the house, a larger group of 8-12 can be comfortable, so it's a great place for an extended family get-together. If Tim ever felt ready to retire, we would spend more of the winter here ourselves. Maybe later in our lives...

Linda purchased this house in 2002

Why Linda chose Long Point

Nevis is a small island, popular with those who seek a comparatively undeveloped tropical island to enjoy nature, hiking, swimming, and the wonderful views. Hiking in the rainforest is a popular activity. Knowledgeable guides are available to take adventurous hikers to the top of the volcano. Horseback riding and biking are available, and deep sea-fishing, sailing, scuba, and windsurfing are popular activities. There are art galleries and 2 museums. Information about activities and restaurants is waiting for you in our guest information binder. Black Sand Cove is on Facebook, with lots more photos of the property and of Nevis. Guests have posted their reviews, recommendations, and this own photos. No need to be a Facebook participant to see the Black Sand Cove Facebook page. Just put

facebook.com/blacksandcove in your browser.

What makes this house unique

One of our guests, who grew up on a different nearby island, declared our garden the most beautiful in the Caribbean. We just use simple plants, largely native species, local plants that thrive in the dry, sunny, seaside location. Native hardwoods like logwood, sandbox tree, and wild almond, and majestic royal palms: these are main features. The main reason for the engaging and delightful appeal is the inspired talent of Julie Toll, a well-known landscape designer based in Britain. And the setting itself is charming: sea in front, mountain behind. There's plenty to do on Nevis, but some of our guests tell us that once they get here, they don't feel motivated to leave very much for other places. They'd rather just hang around and enjoy Black Sand Cove.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kaitlyn, age 13, wrote in our guestbook: "Black Sand Cove is a wonderful place to stay, from the pool, to the garden to the beach, everything is just so-o-o beautiful. I had a wonderful time, and I do not want to leave at all. My best memories are when my family and me spent time in the pool together and when we met the funniest, cutest and nicest taxi driver named TC. She is VERY fun. When we walked down to the beach, the sand is so warm and soft on your feet. We caught some little hermit crabs and let them walk on our hands. I loved Doggie and Adolfo, they were both so sweet. I love how the garden looks, and when I am exploring in the gardens I feel like a detective. I hope to come back very very soon!!!! P.S. The house is beautiful."
Apr 2011
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Black Sand Cove, a house at the beach set in wonderful gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
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Black Sand Cove, a house at the beach set in wonderful gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p216163
Long Point Nevis
Indianapolis
5

Two great visits, ten years apart

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and family visited Black Sand Cove for the first time in 2004. This time, it was just the two of us, celebrating our 30th anniversary. We chose Black Sand Cove again, because we couldn't think of a place we would rather be together for two weeks. It was a good decision.
It is even more beautiful here than it was 10 years ago. We like the fact that the road goes around the property now, rather than in front of the house. The landscaping is great! The mature trees now give the place more shade.
We went on several hikes that we didn't get to complete the last time we were here and ate at a few really good restaurants. We love the ocean view from the pool. Black Sand Cove is a great place to read a few books and with internet access now, to watch a few good movies. We even watched a season of episodes of a show we had been wanting to see.
It was a completely relaxing and enjoyable vacation.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Black Sand Cove, a house at the beach set in wonderful gardens
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p216163
Long Point Nevis
Lagos
5

Beautiful, spacious home and garden by the beach

  • 5 out of 5
My sister, mother and I just spent a week at Black Sand Cove and enjoyed it immensely. I work in Lagos, Nigeria and after living in an environment with high population density and very few places to enjoy time outdoors, our visit provided just the kind of relaxation and rejuvenation I had hoped for. Black Sand Cove has so much space! I was so happy to be able to go outside in a beautiful environment and wander around the property with only the noise and action provided by nature. The property has been beautifully designed, with many different spaces and views to enjoy. My sister enjoyed the butterflies and the amusing sound of the donkeys in the background. My mother enjoyed the hammock by the pool, and I loved being able to wander down to an unoccupied beach whenever I felt like it. If you want to get away to a place that has many of the things you can’t find in a busy crowded city, this would be the right place.

The house had everything we needed to cook with and was very much like being at home, but much, much nicer! Adolpho provided excellent support if we needed anything and made arrival and departure vey smooth for us. The notebook describing restaurants and activities on the island made it easy for us to figure out what to do. We also got to meet the very friendly and interesting owner Linda, and talked with her about how the place had developed over the last decade.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always happy to have guests enjoy the place as much as we do. We hope you can visit again sometime.
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Black Sand Cove, a house at the beach set in wonderful gardens
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Long Point Nevis
5

Caribbean perfection

  • 5 out of 5
My only regrets were - (1) we should have stayed longer and (2) a five star rating does not do this property justice. I want to give it seven!

Black Sand Cove is, as far as my wife, myself and our two teenage children are concerned, as close to perfection as imaginable:

- The property is spacious and well equipped.
- The views out over the gardens and sea are amazing.
- The extensive gardens are the most fantastic I have experienced in the Caribbean (my family has lived in the Caribbean for nearly 50 years, so I have plenty to compare it with)
- The private beach was fantastic for our daily swims
- The pool, looking out across the amazing garden to the sea just beyond, was a dream.

So the property was perfect. Add to that the amazing unspoilt beauty of Nevis and the fantastic welcome and assistance of Linda (Adolpho was away), and this truly was a perfect vacation.

When we return to Nevis, we will not look to stay elsewhere. I would go as far as to say that we would not return to Nevis unless we can stay at Black Sand Cove.

As far as Nevis is concerned, this is a true gem that befits such a lovely home. The people are friendly, the hikes are fantastic (we did the Source Trail & Nevis Peak), cycling is great (we did a tour of the island one morning on Linda's bikes). The historical sites are great. Charlestown is beautiful. The meals we had out were good (not always the case in the Caribbean).

All in all, our vacation at Black Sand Cove on Nevis was a real winner!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Black Sand Cove, a house at the beach set in wonderful gardens
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Long Point Nevis
Nanaimo, British Columbia
5

  • 5 out of 5
With our friends, Murray and Debbie, we thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days in February, 2010.Idyllic days by the pool, quiet nights 'n quiet stars, moon rise over Mt. Nevis. The mornings; delightfully fresh and peaceful, the afternoons' welcome daily heat always moderated by the Christmas Winds. We shopped, explored the beaches, plantations and restaurants..but Black Sand Cove was 'home'.Thanks Linda...it was magical.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Black Sand Cove, a house at the beach set in wonderful gardens
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Long Point Nevis
Victoria, B.C.
5

  • 5 out of 5
Along with our two friends from Nanaimo B.C. we spent 10 days from January 25 to Feb 4, 2010 at Black Sand Cove.(plane to St.Kitts; ferry to Nevis). The weather was idyllic. The house and grounds were first-rate...we had a hard time dragging ourselves away from the beautiful pool with its gazebo and hammock. The gardens with its lemon and lime trees and colourful hummingbirds, the outdoor shower with a view of Mt.Nevis, hearing the wind at night on the banana trees and just looking out at the expansive ocean view were memorable. We found Nevis to have some excellent beaches and one of the world's greatest restaurants, the Golden Rock Plantation, with its spectacular scenery, ambience and food quality. Overall vacation assessment... 10/10
  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Black Sand Cove, a house at the beach set in wonderful gardens
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Long Point Nevis
Ashland, Ma
5

  • 5 out of 5
My family and I stayed at Black Sand Cove from May 20-30. Not long enough! Our stay there, and our first visit to Nevis, exceeded all of our expectations.When we arrived we were met at the ferry by Adolfo. A lot has been written on this page about Adolfo, but none of it can convey what a truly “nice guy” he is - professional, articulate, warm, friendly, funny, helpful, and he even showed us how to make tea using herbs from the garden.As he drove us to Black Sand Cove my first impression was how private it was. As we approached the house, our very articulate comments were – “OOOO!, Look! The colors! The house! The view! OOOO! Look!”. Those feelings lasted throughout our stay. The house is spacious, warm, inviting. The screened porch offers stunning views and an ocean breeze. Words and pictures can’t convey the beauty of the surrounding property. Several times each day we would walk through the gardens and each time was like the first. Fruit trees, palms, aloes, flowers, humming birds, a sea of colors– and geckos – I love geckos! The grounds need to be seen!We tried to decide what we liked most about Black Sand Cove but our list just keeps growing. The pool, the house, the porch, the gardens, the hammock (my favorite), the beach, the privacy, the outdoor shower facing the gardens and Mt. Nevis (my other favorite), we can’t decide. As I said, our stay was not long enough. We’ll be back again and again.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nevis airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles

Nevis is a small island, comparatively undeveloped, and off-the-beaten-track. Nature, hiking, swimming, birding, enjoying the rainforest and the fabulous views, and just relaxing: these are popular activities. Nevis has lots of nice restaurants, but if you're looking for casinos, nightlife, and shopping, you need a different island. For a delightful natural environment, on a comparatively undeveloped island, we recommend Nevis!

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summer season
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4 night minimum stay
$1,308
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$327
$1,908
 
 
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$1,853
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$3,052
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Add $100 per week for each person over 4, to cover for extra cleaning time during and after your visit. The maid comes twice per week.
1/2 down to hold reservations, 1/2 on arrival, by personal check or PayPal on-line

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Long Point in Nevis

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Outdoor - Outdoor Shower
  • The house has 2 bathtubs, and 3 showers, plus an outdoor shower stall off the patio. I always like to use the patio shower, with the great views of gardens and the mountain. There's also an outdoor shower by the pool, for rinsing sand from the beach, before you jump in.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A sleeping porch with bath, drawers, curtains to close off
  • There are 2 bedrooms with baths, and a sleeping porch that closes off with curtains and has its own bath off the patio. So the house sleeps 6, plus another child or two if you use the second sofabed in the living room. We also have a cottage on the same property, Black Sand Cove Cottage (see its listing, # 164256 at homeaway.com). It is entirely separate, with its own entrance gate and parking area. You don't see the cottage from the house, due to extensive landscaping. The cottage has a queen-size bed and a sofa bed. Some guests rent both properties for a larger group. With both units, you can easily accommodate 8 - 10 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The spacious house has a convenient desk, and if you travel with a laptop, you'll enjoy working with a ocean breeze and views of the gardens and the sea. And the house has several pleasant dining areas, depending on the weather: on the screened porch, on the garden patio, or indoors. Elderly or handicapped guests may wish to know that there is a step up to the door, and another step up to the living room. You can see dozens of photos of Nevis and of Black Sand Cove on our website, along with other details. And go look at the Facebook page to see more photos, and reviews, recommendations, and photos from guests. You don't need to be a Facebook user. Just put this in your brewer: facebook.com/blacksandcove
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