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BREEZES - VIEWS - AIRY SPACE - PRIVACY

Steve Wilson

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks English, Spanish
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Steve Wilson

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Speaks English, Spanish
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BREEZES - VIEWS - AIRY SPACE - PRIVACY

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Cades Bay - Zetland Breeze

Large 4 bedroom home with views to the sea and lots of space for liming

Zetland Breeze on the island of Nevis

Nevis is a 36 square mile gem, the Queen of the Caribees. The Nevis Peak volcano rose from the sea floor about one million years ago. The earliest human settlement dates back to 2,000 BC. Europeans first set foot on Nevis in 1493, when Columbus stopped on Nevis during his second voyage to the New World. Columbus named the island St. Martin as it was first sighted on St. Martin's Day. Later the island became known as Nieves ('snows'), named after Santa Maria de las Nieves, or Our Lady of the Snows, but also because the clouds that often hover around the top of Nevis Peak resemble snow from a distance.

Nevis was first populated by Arawak and Carib Amerindians, numbering as many as 5000, followed by European settlers in 1628, who developed the richest sugar cane industry in the Caribbean using white indentured servants and African slaves. Nevis was the seat of the British Leeward Islands Colony from 1671 to 1698. The Spanish, Dutch, French, and British fought over Nevis in famous sea battles for decades in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1834, and over 8,000 slaves were freed on Nevis. Plantation owners were compensated with cash, and slaves were given land as sharecroppers. Black Nevisians quickly evolved as landowners and merchants. To this day, Nevisians are among the most independent groups in the Caribbean.

The history of Nevis is connected to the history of the United States in many ways. Notably, Alexander Hamilton was born on Nevis in 1757. And the victorious first battle of the United States Navy, between the USS Constellation and the French L'Insurgente, took place in 1799 in the waters off the southeast coast of Nevis.

Nevis and St Kitts have been an independent island nation since 1983. The population of Nevis has oscillated over the centuries from perhaps over 20,000 in the the late 1600's to 12,000 today. The capital of Nevis is Charlestown, about 10 minutes from our house. There are no traffic lights on Nevis. Everyone is literate, and jobs exist for all. The island language is English. The currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar ('EC$'), pegged at EC$ 2.67 per $US.

The house

Our house has everything: great views, lovely breezes, privacy, large rooms, comfortable furnishings, TV & Internet, full kitchen, a great pool, not far from beaches and restaurants. It is a lovely place to relax and have fun.

We are in Gingerland, about 180 degrees around the island road from the airport. The house is on the hillside above the old Zetland Plantation, one-third of the way up Mt Nevis (also called Nevis Peak) at nearly 1100 feet. When we drive home from the beach, we marvel at the temperature change as we approach the higher elevation of Gingerland and Zetland Breeze. The evenings are cool, no air conditioning required.

The view from the front porch is directly South, with the Atlantic and Montserrat to the left and the Caribbean to the right. In the center is the saddleback (Saddle Hill) of the southern end of Nevis, the pastures of Montpelier Plantation on the right and indian Castle on Windward Beach to the left.

We built the house in 1992, probably one of the larger houses on Nevis at the time. We spend a lot of time out on the front terrace, which always has perfect breezes coming from the East....the famous trade winds. We often have breakfast on the terrace; cocktail parties always start there, spilling into the Great Room.

Much of the main floor is hand-cut native volcanic rock. The house has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room. On the main floor are the large entry hall, a half bath, kitchen, laundry room, dining room, large living room, a large, covered front terrace, and the master bedroom suite with a king bed. On the second floor are two bedrooms (each with two twin beds) and a full bathroom. On the lower ground floor, there is a fourth bedroom with two twin beds and its own full bathroom; this bedroom has its own outside entrance below the main steps of the front door of the house. (Because this room may miss the breezes at night, it is now air conditioned, just in case.)

Behind the house are a private walled-in swimming pool and a covered outdoor dining area. (The small jacuzzi pool has a cover for safety.) For a nice dinner venue, we dine at the long white table up the two steps to the pool level outside the kitchen window overlooking the pool. Under a star-filled sky, perhaps with some nice music playing, this is quite pleasant. There is a gas barbecue just outside the kitchen door.

Home entertainment

The large pine cabinet in the living room houses the TV (with cable service including CNN and ESPN) and audio-visual equipment, including CD and DVD players. (There is a second TV in the master bedroom cabinet.) Speakers are in the Great Room and out at the pool. We have a growing collection of CDs and DVDs.

Games. There are puzzles, cribbage boards, playing cards in the drawer at the bottom of the liquor cabinet in the entrance hall.

Massage. Our little gray leather phone book lists many sources of massage on Nevis. The Four Seasons has a complete spa, of course.

Internet access. We have high speed DSL, with WIFI through much of the house.

Beaches and restaurants

Pinney's Beach on the Caribbean is a 15 minute drive away. Many beach restaurants and bars thrive there, as does the world famous Four Seasons Hotel & Resort, where there is a beautiful and challenging golf course. Three of the loveliest plantation inns on Nevis are each less than 10 minutes away from Zetland Breeze: Hermitage Hotel, Montpelier Plantation, and Golden Rock. Their restaurants are wonderful, each one unique. (We have a 'handout' for renters with hints and tips about all of our favorite places on Nevis.)

The house was built for airy island relaxation, and we love it. You will, too.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve Wilson (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks English, Spanish

About Steve Wilson

We have been coming to Nevis since 1985. We built Zetland Breeze on the hillside in 1992. Our family and many friends have been enjoying Nevis ever since.

We take power walks, swim in the sea, golf at the Four Seasons (or the humble pitch & putt Nevis Golf Course), have lunch on the beach, read books, watch DVDs, meet friends for dinner. And I putter around the house.

We live in Manhattan, so Nevis is a great change of scenery. The air on Nevis has a narcotic effect on us. The stars at night are magical. The night sounds are soporific.

Steve Wilson purchased this villa in 1992

Why Steve Wilson chose Cades Bay

In 1987, we asked our daughters, 'ski home in Colorado or island home on Nevis?' They voted for Nevis. We knew many of the islands (from holidays or my US Navy cruises), and Nevis was different: small, uncrowded, and Nevisians are distinctly lovely people. We have enjoyed every moment on the island, where we have many friends. Golfing on the Robert Trent Jones course at the Four Seasons has been a big bonus.

What makes this villa unique

Zetland Breeze is a fun and easy place to stay. The house was designed for constant air circulation and many venues to relax. The front terrace has magnificent views and breezes, the pool is a private and open space for swimming, sun bathing, dining on the pool deck, or lounging in the shade on the pink and white pillows under the overhang of the house. The living room is for lounging, reading, listening to music, or even watching TV. Wi-Fi emanates from the kitchen with a booster in the Great Room, for Internet addicts. The bedrooms are for naps.

The large entrance hall is unique and spacious, spilling into the living room (and onto the front terrace) and dining room. We had over 100 guests for our opening housewarming party in 1992, yet we regularly entertain 8 - 12 for dinner intimately. We keep the kitchen up-to-date, of course.

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Vance W. Amory International Airport, Newcastle
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Hermitage Hotel
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Charlestown, Nevis
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Four Seasons Resort
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Hermitage Hotel
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Windward Beach at Indian Castle
Car: necessary

Zetland Breeze is located on the southern end of Nevis above the old Zetland Plantation property at about 1100 feet of elevation. The beaches are a short drive away. Power walks start at the front door anytime. Guided hikes up the mountain also start nearby. Be adventurous.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Cades Bay, Nevis

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
1 Oct 2014 - 14 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
for 5 nights
From
$500
 
 
High Season
5 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
for 5 nights
From
$500
 
 
Low Season
1 Apr - 30 Sep
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
for 5 nights
From
$400
 
 
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
for 7 nights
From
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
for 5 nights
From
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $500
Notes Rates for rentals longer than two weeks are negotiable. The two weeks of Christmas and New Year are rarely available but are available for 2013.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cades Bay in Nevis

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Double sink
    Upstairs bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shared by the two upstairs bedrooms. Double sink.
    Lower bedroom bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Powder room - Toilet , Just off entrance hall
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs bedroom #1 - 2 Single Bed , Juliet balcony overlooking pool
    Upstairs bedroom #2 - 2 Single Bed , shares a full bath with upstairs bedroom #1
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On main floor w/large ensuite bathroom with tub and shower
    Lower bedroom - separate entrance below main floor - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite bathroom + air conditioning
  • The bedrooms are all roomy, fully furnished, with ceiling fans & mosquito nets (ex master bedroom). The nets aren't really necessary, and the breeze and cooler evening temps make air con unnecessary, although the lower bedroom does have air con.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our caretaker lives just down the hill. She is well known on Nevis and can assist in fulfilling most guest requirements.
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