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Stunning Sea View Plantation Retreat with House & Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Small bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)(in addition Cottage)

A departure from the usual villa rental holidays, Butler's is a private historic retreat with a Great House and Cottage on 6 acres of a former plantation situated atop the village which shares its name. Butler's House and Cottage comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests and is only rented to one party at a time so guests have exclusive use of the pool & gardens regardless of how many bedrooms are rented.

Nestled in the foothills of Butlers Mountain, the property commands sweeping sea views with an intoxicating landscape of colour and fragrance. Spend your days lounging by the 35 foot pool while gazing out to the sea or take a stroll through the ruins and extensive gardens. You may discover an artefact and even run into a family of green monkeys.

Butler’s House is and feels like a home and comfortably sleeps 4 adults and 2 children under 16. Tastefully decorated with an eclectic selection of antique and sympathetic modern furniture, you'll quickly ease into the comfortable surroundings of the House. Butler's House has two Queen-sized bedrooms with generous bathrooms. The third bedroom features a comfortable daybed with trundle and its own video viewing.

Butler's Cottage, a Nevisian-style home, bridges the gap between the 17th century property and modern day by reflecting the elegant simplicity and homeliness of the historic Butler's House. Sitting contendedly on the Upper Terrace, the Cottage is close enough to the House for ease, yet far enough away for privacy. It is rented out in conjunction with the House and accomodates

2 adults and 2 children under 16.

The Cottage, measuring 23 ft x 23 ft with an 8 ft verandah, is open plan with a simple kitchen, a bathroom, bedroom and living area. There is a Queen-sized bed (in the bedroom) and a daybed with trundle in the living area.

Housekeeping, pool cleaning and a gardener are included. A cook can be arranged with advance notice. Wireless, cable TV installed.

Guests have exclusive use of the house, pool & gardens regardless of how many bedrooms are rented.

Upon arrival to Nevis, a taxi will bring you to Butler’s House where our local agent will greet you and answer any questions. Our agent will book the taxi and can also arrange your rental car. Your first dinner can be arranged and food supplies provided.

**The Cottage rate is available on request**

Keywords: Villa, Rental Home, Plantation, Cottage, Rental Villa, Plantation Home, Caribbean, Nevis, West Indies

More Details

Tim Cornes
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Tim Cornes

In 2005, we bought, restored and rennovated an old plantation home (circa 1700's) on the charming island of Nevis. We never really knew what we had until the restoration process began. During that time, my late wife Diane and I realised that--like owners before us-- we are caretakers, ensuring Butler's will be around for many generations to come.

Tim Cornes purchased this villa in 2005

Why Tim Cornes chose Whitehall

We fell in love with Butlers House immediately we came across it. The privacy, seclusion was wonderful and the challenge to renovate a historical property was too strong to not take the challenge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“If you are seeking a quiet retreat, a soulful beautiful setting that is yours' alone in which to unwind, consider Butlers House. The verdant surroundings so thoughtfully cared for, the impeccable service and care from the owner and those who steward the property, it's well worth the short drive required to a beach, restaurant or store for supplies. We liked it so much we rarely left (though we'd been to Nevis before). Butlers is truly a magical place.”
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Whitehall around the Saint James Windward Parish

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) Two in House; One in Cottage, Twin or Single Beds (2) One daybed with trundle in House; One daybed with trundle in Cottage, Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Generator (as of June 2011), laundry room, playpen, 6 acres on historic plantation, sweeping sea views, archeological ruins, intoxicating gardens, kitchen garden, housekeeper, gardener


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Stunning Sea View Plantation Retreat with House & Cottage
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful house and property, the ultimate relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful comfortable house, great views and superb grounds

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, I am so happy to read that you all had a relaxing vacation at Butlers House. Thank you for visiting our island. Tim
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paradise with a view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Butler's House. The grounds were beautiful and my husband, an avid bird watcher, saw 11 Life Birds without even leaving the porch! We practically lived on the porch; reading, playing cards or eating a meal. When the hot water went out in the cottage they had someone out the next day to fix it. With 4 adults and 4 teenagers the house was full but managed to keep us all relaxed and having fun!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tina, I am so happy to read that your family also have found the therapeutic benefits of just hanging out on the front veranda! Thank you for visiting our Island. Tim
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The peace and calm on Butlers House soothed every fibre of your body.

  • 5 of 5

PLEASE NOTE - I have submitted this on behalf of a family who stayed at Butlers House in Jan 2018 and had not booked via VRBO.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allen Park, Michigan

Best property we’ve ever stayed at!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, surrounded by beauty and monkeys, look no further! I instantly fell in love the moment we drove through the gates. The house has much history and has been well maintained to showcase this. You can expect to see exactly what is portrayed through these sites. Tim (owner) and Kay (property manager) were so amazing to work with. Always in contact with us before, during and after our stay. They arranged payment, communications and transportation to the house seamlessly! Nevis is a quiet island filled with amazing people. It’s not a typical ‘resort’ atmosphere, but more an experience of true culture. We stayed at the house most of the morning/afternoon watching the monkeys, cooking and enjoying the views. We explored the beaches afterwards and went out to dinner 3 nights. I would highly recommend staying at Butlers! My husband and I have already shared the information with three of our friends who inquired after they saw our pictures. Would also be great for a group or large family trip! There is so much I could say, but don’t want to be long winded. Thank you Tim and Kay!

Ps, take the taxi and private boat to get there after flying into St. Kitts. It’s worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rebecca, Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are so happy that you and your family had a wonderful time at Butlers House and the Island of Nevis Tim
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Outstanding Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second two week stay at Butlers House. Simply put, it’s magical. It is stunningly beautiful, comfortable, and spacious. It is well equipped with high end bedding and towels and a fully stocked kitchen. The landscape is like something out of a movie. Think Jurassic Park! Lots of wildlife to enjoy too—-the monkeys are hilarious! This home is much more than a typical vacation property. For our family it created incredible memories that will last a lifetime. We played cards in the evening on the expansive lit porch...and did our daily workouts in the yard (the hill was perfect for running up and down!). I have to mention Camela, Leroy and Tony...they work hard to keep this property looking fantastic but beyond that they are extraordinary people. We enjoyed getting to know them and look forward to seeing them again. I highly recommend spending your hard earned vacation at Butlers House in Nevis.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda, I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your return visit to Butlers House. Thank you so much for your kind words and I hope you are adjusting to the colder weather up North. Tim
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Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have always wanted to go to Nevis and when Butlers House came up on VRBO I knew this was the one. We stayed for 3 weeks with different family members visiting. This was the best vacation I have ever had. First the house was amazing. Just like the pictures. We spent the biggest part of our time on the veranda enjoying the lovely garden and the view. The pool was also top notch. I can't put in words how beautiful this house and property is. I was concerned about the fact there is no A/C but if there had been one it would not have been used. The breezes never stop. The weather was perfect. I cannot say enough about Butlers House and also the property manager Kay Loomis is now a new friend. Enjoyed visiting with her. Camella came 2 times a week to tidy the house for us and we had dinner prepared for us on our first night there. Everyone we met were very friendly. If you are looking for a peaceful vacation this is the House to visit. We plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dianne, We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation. There are so many wonderful places that you could choose and stay on the Island and we want to ensure you enjoy your time at Butlers House. We are also so lucky to have Kay and Camella, they do a wonderful job. Regards, Tim
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Car: recommended

'Hiking through the rainforest,''Hiking up to Butler's Source,' 'Artefact hunting', whale-watching (Jan-April)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Whitehall,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
28 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
7 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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