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RARE GEM, LOVELY POOL, GREAT VIEW ON PRETTIEST CARIBBEAN ISLE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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RARE GEM, LOVELY POOL, GREAT VIEW ON PRETTIEST CARIBBEAN ISLE

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Fern Hill - 'Serendipity'

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

'Serendipity' is a 5min drive from the best beach and the Four Seasons resort with its tennis courts and beautiful 18-hole golf course. There are many restaurants and beach bars nearby, elegant old plantation houses to visit and the quaint little 18th Century capital, Charlestown.

Take a tour up mighty 3232ft Mount Nevis, which towers behind 'Serendipity', or relax by the pool or on the beach, and relish the slow, dreamy pace of life in Nevis - a miniature paradise just 6 miles long by 6 miles wide, with a balmy climate, cool breezes, calm seas, lovely beaches, colourful forests, shady walks, horse riding, 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 there are no flashy nightclubs, casinos or rowdy tourists, just a quiet little haven.

When you arrive you'll be met by our agent, who will take you up to the house, give you our 21-page guide to the house, island, beaches, restaurants, shops and sports, and help with any problems during your stay.

'Serendipity' nestles quietly amid palm and mango trees 400ft up the jungly side of Mount Nevis, yet it's only a 10-minute drive to the quaint little 18th Century capital, Charlestown. The house sleeps 4 and has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, shower room, spacious living room, fully equipped modern kitchen, study, laundry, and a wide, protected veranda beside a 30ft x 15ft pool with a glorious view across the pretty garden and 2 miles of sparkly Caribbean Sea towards the sunset and Nevis's sister island, St Kitts.

There is air conditioning in both bedrooms, cable TV in the living room and main bedroom, a DVD player, DVD disks, dozens of books, broadband internet, WiFi, big ice-making fridge/freezer, large gas cooker, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, juicer and toaster.

As for Nevis itself, it still deserves its old nickname, 'The Queen of the Caribbees'

The house stands in an acre of land well away from the few other houses at Fern Hill Estates, a small hamlet of 30 stylish modern houses, most on 1-acre plots and all with swimming pools and colourful tropical gardens,.A 5-minute drive away is Pinney's Beach, a long, wide stretch of white sand that is often completely deserted even in the high season except for the plummeting pelicans and a fishing boat or two

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Pinney's is home to seven simple little open-air bistros (including the famous Sunshine's Bar) as well as a smart French restaurant, the Coconut Grove, and a luxurious Four Seasons resort with three restaurants, a huge white beach, calm, protected ocean swimming, two pools, tennis courts, shops, a spa, and an immaculate 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course.

Nevis's capital, Charlestown, is a charming little village with buildings dating from the 17th and 18th Centuries, among them the old Bath Hotel, now the main government offices, which was the height of luxury in the 18th Century and a mecca for European tourists, among them the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who sailed the Atlantic to bathe in the hot springs which are still open to the public at Bath village.

Charlestown has two museums: one commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson, who married a pretty young local widow, Fanny Nisbet, here in 1787; the other the 1757 birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, who was to emigrate to the United States when he was 15 and became one of the USA's founding fathers and its first Secretary of the Treasury.

Among the many delights of Nevis are the Great Houses of the old sugar plantations, some of them in ruins, others now elegant, picturesque hotels: the Montpelier, the Hermitage and the Nisbet. There is a beautiful botanical garden and the island is perfect for lovers of walking, hiking, horse riding, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing.

And Nevis is suffused with music: the bouncy reggae and calypso rhythms that waft from balconies all over Charlestown; the echoing steel pan bands; the traditional string bands that play simple, haunting melodies on their homemade instruments; the Tuesday night guitar-and-drums jam session at the Oualie Beach Hotel, where everyone is encouraged to join in, if only to shake the maraccas or tambourine; the karaoke evenings at several beach bars; the fabulous local rock and reggae bands.

At times, in fact, it seems that Nevis must have been the original musical, magical island that inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest: 'If music be the food of love, play on.'

Three or four small airlines fly in to Nevis direct from Puerto Rico, Antigua and St Maarten, but American, Delta, US Airways, British Airways, and several charter airlines have direct flights from the US and UK to St Kitts, after which you take a half-hour car ferry, passenger ferry or water taxi ride across the sea to Nevis.

And as you approach the island by sea in the early evening, unforgettably beautiful in the dusk, it will haunt you for ever.

Keywords: Private pool, garden, peaceful, stunning view, near beach

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
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Graham is a British novelist and biographer, Juliet a British artist who specialises in painting Nevisian houses and plantation inns. They both speak English and French.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

We first travelled to almost every Caribbean island and decided that Nevis is the loveliest of them all: small, very friendly, very pretty, peaceful, and perfect for writing and painting.

Peace, quiet, solitude, warmth, sunshine, a chance to breathe fresh air and gaze at the stars. We spend five months every winter here before we return each summer to our other home in the hills high behind Cannes and St Tropez in the South of France.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Fern Hill, St Kitts & Nevis

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Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p405164vb
+33 493774380
Fern Hill Jessups Village area
5

Tropical Treasure

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
We have traveled to many Caribbean islands, and Nevis is truly a special place, as is this lovely villa. It is perfectly located to easily get into town, to beaches, to a variety of restaurants, and to explore the island. The house has everything you want – comfortable beds and furnishings, a well-stocked kitchen, a large screened-in porch, and a lovely pool deck with a sensational view. Graham and Juliet supply an outstanding guide to the island, including many helpful tips on the beaches, grocery shopping, and restaurants. The villa’s beautiful and well-cared-for gardens add to the charm, as do the wildlife, from hummingbirds to monkeys and goats.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p405164vb
+33 493774380
Fern Hill Jessups Village area
5

A Very Special Place

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
It was our first visit to lovely Nevis and we very much enjoyed our week at this tranquil Villa. The pool area with the stunning view and screened porch were a delight. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and appliances, and we were surprised by the good selection of food products at the various groceries described by the owner. A bit of an adventurous spirit is required to enjoy Fern Hill, as the current road is challenging up to the development - but it did not get in the way of our daily trips. The arrangements suggested by the owner for our arrival were excellent: water taxi from St Kitts and we were met (after dark) at Oualie beach by both the car rental representative (Strikers) and the house agent, who led us up to the house. The island is truly a gem and the people delightful - warmer than our experience on St. Martin.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p405164vb
+33 493774380
Fern Hill Jessups Village area
Florida
5

Excellent Choice!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
My wife and I stayed in Serendipity for a week and enjoyed everyday. The view from the pool deck and veranda is amazing! Every morning we enjoyed our breakfast from the table in the veranda taking in the site of the neighboring St. Kitts. The house itself was well appointed and had everything we needed for comfort. The area is very quiet and secluded while a short drive to the beaches and town. The home and property were well maintained and clean. The owner provides a helpful summary of the beaches and some places to eat and get food. We found the recommendations spot on and only wished a couple were not closed for the slow season. We would recommend this property to friends and relatives.
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p405164vb
+33 493774380
Fern Hill Jessups Village area
5

Caribbean Beauty

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
Serendipity is a lovely vacation villa located on the westward slopes of Nevis.. The views of the Caribbean and St. Kitts are stunning and mesmerizing. We spent much of our time in the open-air, screened in, veranda next to the beautiful swimming pool gazing towards the sea sipping coffee in the morning, wine in the evening, and just enjoying the peaceful setting offered by this property. The Owners, Juliet and Graham, couldn't have been more helpful and hospitable. They provided a detailed guide to the villa describing all its features and wonderful suggestions for restaurants, beaches, and sight seeing on the island. The villa is clean and well maintained, including the cool and refreshing swimming pool. If your are seeking a secluded vacation home with stunning views and the conveniences and comforts of home, this is it.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p405164vb
+33 493774380
Fern Hill Jessups Village area
5

Perfect Villa with Great Views

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
Serendipity is a wonderful home with stunning views over the sea to St Kitts and in the other direction to nearby Mount Nevis. Inside the white floors and furniture make the villa bright and cheerful, even in the occasional downpour, and the veranda is netted providing protection against mosquitoes - a perfect spot to sit and admire the views, read a book or sip a rum punch.

Outside there is a very well maintained pool and a large garden. Wild monkeys visit the garden but they are small and completely harmless, they just come to take unripe mangoes from the trees. The villa is mostly on one level, with just the study and laundry downstairs, and it has everything needed for comfortable living. It also has WiFi, so you are not cut off from the world if you don't want to be, but it is perfect place to escape to. The comprehensive information pack in the villa includes a detailed description of the islands beaches, shops and restaurants.

The Fern Hill estate is comprised of similar villas, well spaced out, each with a large garden. Most are ’behind’ Serendipity, with just one villa next door sharing the same uninterrupted view. A car is essential to get to beaches, shops or anywhere, unless you simply want to take walks up the mountain. A jeep-type vehicle is recommended as getting to Fern Hill involves a 50 metre stretch of very rough road through a dry ravine. A car is also needed to get to bars and restaurants, though most days we cooked in the villa’s well equipped clean kitchen and ate on the veranda watching the sea at sunset.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Vance Amory International
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Sea Bridge
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Pinney's
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mango
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Four Seasons Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mango
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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Fern Hill, Jessups Village area

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Easter
8 Apr 2014 - 22 Apr 2014
$1,695
7 nights
 
 
Summer
23 Apr 2014 - 21 Oct 2014
$1,395
$4,200
7 nights
 
 
Advent 2014
9 Dec 2014 - 16 Dec 2014
$1,695
7 nights
 
 
Christmas 2014
17 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
$2,195
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$1,395
$4,200
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Half on making a firm booking and half + $500 returnable damage deposit 30 days before the rental begins.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fern Hill in Jessups Village area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
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