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Unrivalled luxury hideaway with heavenly Caribbean views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 5,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Spectacular living, terrace and pool areas, three double bedrooms, all en suite

This is a truly exceptional property, unique in the region for its combination of effortless technology and glamorous styling. The Retreat really is as good as it looks - vast living spaces, a pool which comes with a waterfall, a view to make you think you're in heaven, and sumptuous bedrooms to help you dream about tomorrow. This is where you go to escape and celebrate - on the most beautiful laid-back island in the West Indies.

While superbly equipped – Gaggenau kitchen with steam oven, Liebherr 24-bottle wine fridge, Dornbracht bathrooms with Kohler hot tub and spa, Creston Home AV system with Apple TV and Netflix via 55" Sony TV screens, Sonos sound system with Spotify via B&W speakers, a cinema room and a spacious gym - these elements are enhanced and softened by award-winning designer Naomi Cleaver's elegant choices in materials and colour palette. Added to which, there is a magnificent 30x15-foot pool, with waterfall, Jacuzzi and Pavilion with its own eating area and beverage fridge, plus a giant poolside Viking barbeque.

There are three double bedroom suites, three bathrooms with Philippe Starke fittings, study, cinema room, gym, champagne bar and breakfast bar, entrance hall and vast living area leading out to the upper terrace with further dining and chilling space. Total relaxation is guaranteed.

Guests will also enjoy the availability of concierge and catering services, a fitness trainer and 4x4 rental. The 5-star Robert Trent Jones II par 71 course is a stroll away from The Retreat. Prices to play 18 holes for The Retreat guests start at US$170.

Getting to Nevis is easy. There are regular direct flights to St Kitts from the US and Europe. We transfer you free of charge from St Kitts airport by chauffeur and speedboat across the two-mile stretch of Caribbean which separates the two islands. We aim to get you from customs exit to The Retreat in under 40 minutes.

"Off the beaten waterway, this tiny, sombrero-shaped Caribbean isle is starting to appear on the radar. Nevis appeals to those who cold-shoulder the bling ring, but still like to know their neighbours are a pleasing mix of judges, architects and arty types. Nevis is reckoned to be one of the last "authentic" islands in the West Indies, with deserted beaches, nesting leatherback turtles, and wild donkeys and goats roaming the lanes." British Sunday Times, March 22nd, 2015

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More Details

Naomi Cleaver
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018

About Naomi Cleaver

Naomi and Oliver Cleaver represent the owner. They first visited Nevis in 1993 and have owned property there since 2005. They lived on the island for several years and now spend as much time as they can there. Oliver is a marketing consultant and Naomi Cleaver is an award-winning interior designer. She also presents property TV shows in the UK, including "Britain's Best Homes", "Grand Designs Trade Secrets", "Honey, I Ruined The House!" for Channel Four and "DIY SOS" for the BBC. Naomi wrote her book "The Joy of Home" (Conran) while living on the island.

Why Naomi Cleaver chose Vaughans

The Retreat is a warm, enriching home which absorbs its technical features and vast outdoor terrace into a real living space, reaching out to the island, to the beautiful planting in the gardens and to the sensational Caribbean view below.

What makes this villa unique

State-of-the art luxury, peace and seclusion overlooking Caribbean vistas, a magical garden playground outside next to a 5-star golf course.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We'd both like to say what an absolute wonderful time we had staying at your beautiful villa. The facilities both inside and out are without doubt the best we have experienced. As for the island of Nevis, well, the best island we have been to in the Caribbean without doubt and between us we've been to a few. The beaches, restaurants and the people were beyond reproach. Your villa and Nevis now head our list of favourite places to stay and go to and the island is so unspoilt; how refreshing not to see a McDonalds!

Thank you once again for a wonderful experience"
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vaughans in Saint Thomas Lowland Parish

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hair-dryer and two bathrobes provided
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hair-dryer and two bathrobes provided
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Bath with overflow and jet spa; two bathrobes and hairdryer
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Dornbracht bathrooms with Philippe Starke fittings plus a Kohler hot tub and spa in the master bathroom and outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Unrivalled luxury hideaway with heavenly Caribbean views
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful property , beautifully appointed.

  • 5 of 5

6 of us had a superb 10 day stay in a gorgeous villa , which is beautifully appointed, well maintained, spotlessly clean and contains everything you could possibly need for your stay. Nevis is a lovely Island with many excellent restaurants , offering a wide variety of cuisine . Supermarkets are a short drive away .

We all strongly recommend the Retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern & high tech cool house with splendid views

  • 5 of 5

The Retreat is a spacious, contemporary and very cool house in a superb location...a place to retreat and chill or explore Nevis. The house is finished to a very high standard and no expense has been spared installing a Sonos sound system, TVs, excellent AC and internet connections. The main living area has a great interior and a lovely feel to the room. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all very spacious, comfortable and thoughtfully designed.

The pool area and the terraces provide excellent outside seating areas and there is an outside covered area with a fridge.

The team led by Amelia and the owner are very helpful and provide a wealth of information and suggestions about Nevis. Amelia organized car hire, booked restaurants and answer all our questions.

I would definitely recommend the Retreat and we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at The Retreat. Very sleek, modern design with breathtaking views. Amelia, the manager, was a great source of information, as was Oliver, who handled the business side of the rental and provided us with tons of great info and recommendations on Nevis. The pitcher of rum punch was a wonderful welcoming gift that was empty way too soon. We enjoyed lounging around the pool and watching gorgeous sunsets from the balcony. Nevis is easy to get around and offers many wonderful places to eat and enjoy the beach and The Retreat is a perfect place to base from--it's close to several great beaches and a short drive to numerous restaurants. The home owner and Amelia were very responsive when a couple of small issues popped up early in our stay and we always had a line of communication which made our stay more enjoyable. If you're looking for a very comfortable house with all the modern bells and whistles, stunning views and a terrific pool to soak in, The Retreat is an excellent choice.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Total luxury on paradise island

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a villa and what an island!!

Myself and 4 ladies enjoyed the most wonderful week to celebrate my 40th birthday and everything about our stay was perfect.

From the moment our trip was arranged both Gareth and Amelia were there to help, answering questions, making travel arrangements, car hire, organising taxis, giving recommendations and booking restaurants.

We couldn't quite believe just how spectacular the villa itself was, so comfortable, up to date and efficient technology and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the Caribbean sunshine and lifestyle.

The maids, gardeners, pool cleaner etc etc were incredibly friendly and hardworking and we wouldn't have been without our island Dad and driver Jonesy, what a superstar!!

Having a friend in Amelia made thectrip for us too, was so special to know we always had a friendly face to take us to the supermarket, answer all our queries and give us advice on how to make the most if our carribean experience.

The people on the island that we met were all so friendly and helpful and in just a week it felt like a second home.

Absolutely recommend the property, the pool, kitchen, gym and location were all perfect and beds all super comfy too!!

Thank u to all our Nevis friends for giving us a holiday to remember and I very much hope to have the chance to visit this beautiful island again very soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Truly Relaxing Stay in Nevis!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at The Retreat as a family of five with two teenagers. Communication was fantastic, Oliver gave us great recommendations on things to do, and Amelia in particular was fantastic during our stay. I actually commented to my wife that I was surprised that they rented this house out - it was just too nice! Can't recommend The Retreat enough - a truly magnificent place on Nevis!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful vacation at The Retreat. The house is beautiful, perfect for families and has some of the best views on Nevis. I would highly recommend this home to anyone considering a vacation on Nevis.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.8 Kilometres
Vance W. Amory
Nearest Ferry
3.7 Kilometres
Cades Bay
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Robert Trent Jones II course at the Four Seasons
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Pinney's Beach
Car: recommended

The Retreat sits on a secluded ridge adjacent to the Four Seasons golf course, with spectacular sunset-facing 180 degree views towards the island of St Kitts and the Caribbean sea.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vaughans, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season 2018 for Two
7 Jan 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season 2018 for Two
22 Apr 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season 2018 for Two
12 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday Season 2018/19 for Two
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season 2019 for Two
6 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season 2019 for Two
14 Apr 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750

The rates quoted are for two sharing. For three or more, add 30% to these rates.

Rates include exclusive taxi and speedboat transfer from St Kitts airport to Nevis. We aim to transport guests from airport to The Retreat in under 30 minutes.

1% of all rental income for The Retreat will be donated to the Sea Turtle Conservancy organisation http://www.conserveturtles.org. Sea turtles are some of Nevis’s most regular and most treasured annual visitors. During the turtle nesting season from June through October, guests can join nighttime Turtle Watch Walks with the Nevis Turtle Group and can assist with marking nests for safekeeping and obtaining scientific data that assist conservationists throughout the world to track the mysterious migratory paths of these creatures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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