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Glamorous spacious villa with 70-foot pool, Caribbean view

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Traditional galleried villa restored and re-designed by Naomi Cleaver

Featured in the Times '50 Best Villas in the Caribbean' list, 15 November 2014

'The overall effect is a mash-up of Mad Men, Rudyard Kipling and James Bond. Features include a deep veranda, white cathedral ceilings, old metal fans, white muslin and a bathtub at the foot of the master bedroom's four-poster.' The Sunday Times.

'Cross Gone with the Wind with an early Bond film (think Dr No) and the resulting style will be something akin to that of Naomi Cleaver's gorgeous house on the Caribbean island of Nevis: ceiling fans, white muslin, lush colours and romantic verandas, plus leggy furniture, graphic fabrics and sleek mid-century minimalism.' Katherine Sorrell, Daily Telegraph magazine.

'Naomi Cleaver has kept it simple – white-painted wooden floors, cathedral ceilings and walls (except in the living room with grey/blue tones inspired by a cactus in the garden). And she brought over her Fifties’ furniture that was upholstered to match. The whole look’s a fantasy blend of Mad Men, Somerset Maugham and James Bond.' Cheryl Markosky, Primelocation.com

The Galleries has 5,500 feet of living space, with two air-conditioned double bedrooms – plus one fan-cooled double downstairs – three bathrooms, large living room, a galley kitchen upstairs and a vast chef's kitchen downstairs, studio and an air-conditioned media room with WiFi, Hi-Fi, books and 150 movies on DVD.

There is an acre of garden, with two outdoor eating areas. The garden features mahogany, banana, citrus, palm and mango trees and a variety of cactus, and bird life including herons, white egrets, warblers, banana quits, grass quits, finches and hummingbirds.

Plus a 70 foot swimming pool, with outdoor shower, and loungers.

More Details

Owner
Naomi Cleaver
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Naomi Cleaver

We have been visiting for over 20 years, and we've owned the villa there since 2005. We lived there for two years 2008-2010 while we managed a major refurbishment. Naomi wrote her book 'The Joy of Home' there (Conran Octopus 2010).

Naomi Cleaver purchased this villa in 2005

Why Naomi Cleaver chose St Kitts & Nevis

The villa is elegant and funky, mainly stone and wood with natural breeze and a wide wraparound veranda gallery. There is secluded 70 foot pool and large airy kitchen. Nevis itself is small and peaceful (there are no traffic lights!) but with plenty to do - hiking, cycling, sailing, golf and tennis - plus beautiful beaches and romantic plantation house restaurants.

What makes this villa unique

Designed and refurbished by Naomi Cleaver, designer, author and TV presenter ('Other People's Houses', 'Britain's Best Home', 'Honey, I Ruined the House', 'Grand Designs Trade Secrets', etc.) www.naomicleaver.com

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Galleries really has a sense of understated elegance. The photographs show exactly what the house is like. It really is that good!
Mar 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cliftons in Saint Thomas Lowland Parish

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • There is also a free-standing bath in the main bedroom, with views from the tub towards the Caribbean and St Kitts.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The house is perfect for couples or families sharing. There are three double bedrooms. The double in Bedroom 2 splits to form two singles. We have a cot if needed. The house is probably not appropriate for very young children as the pool is out of sight of the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The TV plays DVDs from our library of over 130 films. We don't have cable TV.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

Glamorous spacious villa with 70-foot pool, Caribbean view
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 43 reviews
5

Wonderful stay in an incredible property

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time in Oliver and Naomi's beautiful home, The Galleries. The house is incredibly stylish and comfortable, with beautiful bedrooms, two great kitchens and the most gorgeous luxurious pool.

The house is really well equipped with a well stocked kitchen, including barbecue and picnic equipment, and everything you would need for self catering purposes. All three bedrooms are very comfortable and luxurious. The upstairs sitting room is a great place to relax, beautifully designed and the veranda has the most glorious view of the sea and St Kitts in the background.

The house is surrounded by lush gardens, filled with beautiful birds and monkeys playing in the trees. We spent our days swimming, sunbathing and reading, and our evenings eating on the veranda by candlelight or watching movies in the media room. All in all the most relaxing and wonderful week in a fabulous environment!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect 💛

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five, and had the most incredable stay at The Galleries!

The home is truly a work of art, but still has everything a working home would need.

The pool, the screened porches, the monkeys, nature and Nevis.... magnificent!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Elegant villa

  • 5 of 5

Our party of six immensely enjoyed our stay at The Galleries. It is a glamorous plantation-style house, modernized and beautifully decorated. It incorporates the indoors and the outdoors elegantly, with the main sitting room being screened but otherwise open to the exterior and with the staircases being entirely exterior.

We appreciated the well-equipped kitchen, which includes an outdoor dining area, an indoor bar with stools, and a dish washer. We slept well in the carefully designed bedrooms, each with either air conditioning or well-placed fans, adequate lighting for reading, and its own bathroom. The studio is an attached structure with a kitchenette and eating area, a desk, and a seating area with a large television and an enormous collection of recent DVDs. You don't need to lug books; great reading material is scattered throughout the house. We also were delighted to find that the wifi worked well in most rooms and even by the pool.

The outdoor spaces are wonderful The long pool is surrounded on one side by a patio with a dining area and lounge chairs and on the other by a jungle full of monkeys. The breezy porch encircles the entire second storey of the house and has several seating areas with a great sea view, another outdoor dining area, a hammock, and an egg chair.

The property owner is extremely knowledgable and helpful. He anticipated our questions and needs, recommending and providing directions and information about nearby restaurants, beaches, and other services. The house manager was charming and informative, and she responded promptly to our questions and assisted us in resolving small issues. We were pleased that the reasonable rental amount included having the house manager greet us at the airport as well as maid service mid-way through our stay.

The property is a few minutes from The Four Seasons resort, the town of Charleston, and many good restaurants and gorgeous beaches. The island is quite small (it took us about 45 minutes to drive completely around the ring road) so the house is probably pretty close to most things on Nevis! It is five to ten minutes from the airport.

We loved The Galleries and recommend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

To echo what many other reviewers have said, we had a wonderful stay at The Galleries. Oliver was incredibly helpful leading up to our trip to Nevis, and Amelia was a gem upon arrival. In addition to coordinating our transportation from St Kitts (without us even having to think about it), she helped us consider various options for the return (take the Oualie Beach water taxi to Reggae Beach, then a taxi to airport-- she will organize it for you. So easy.).

The house was perfect: private, well-stocked, breezy, and full of character and charm. We loved the pool area for a morning swim, a nap after the beach, or evening cocktails... The monkeys were fun to watch and not a nuisance at all. The location of the house was great. I recommend a car so you can visit various beaches and restaurants (Bananas was amazing, definitely worth the trek; loved Sunshine's but beware of too many Killer Bees!; Oualie Beach bar was surprisingly good; Rodney's was a hoot...).

The beaches were quite nice and many times we were the only ones there. No snorkeling to speak of on any beaches, but we knew that going in. There were definitely several options for smaller, fairly empty beaches with little beach bars. Overall, a great stay. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Galleries ..... Stunning !

  • 5 of 5

Apologies for the very late review.....better late than never !!! What a wonderful time we had at The Galleries ! A stunning house in a wonderful location .Amelia took care of us as soon as we got off the boat and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. Oliver was an absolute delight to deal with , nothing was too much of a problem . He helped with transfers, car hire , recommending restaurants and activities . I would highly recommend this property for anyone wanting to stay in Nevis . Thank you Oliver and Naomi for sharing your beautiful home .

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing all round!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of staying at The Galleries and I can honestly say this is a truly fantastic place to spend a holiday. The house is amazing, in a stunning location and stylishly decorated throughout. There is everything you need to relax and make it a 'home from home'. The pool area is so quiet and relaxing and if you are lucky (as we were) you will be treated to the sight of the monkeys migrating, on mass, migrating to another part of the gardens during the day - truly amazing to be so up close. I must also mention Amelia, the property manager, who is a true star. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was too much trouble - she provided information about the island, shopped for us, arranged car and bike rental, you name it she was on hand to help.

Regarding Nevis itself, it is a beautiful island and although it is quieter than the neighbouring St Kitts, there are plenty of restaurants, beaches and activities to keep you occupied. We particular like the sunset horse ride on the beach - fantastic views of the island.

In summary, I would not hesitate to recommend The Galleries to anyone looking for a stylish holiday base on a relaxed island with all the local support you need.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Robert L Bradshaw International, St Kitts
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Qualie Beach Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Sea Bridge Ferry, Cades Bay
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
The Four Seasons Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Gin Trap
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Tamarind Bay
Car: recommended

Nevis is old-fashioned Caribbean. Just five miles wide, it’s a relaxed island rounded by beaches and rising through rainforest to a 3,200 ft peak.

“On the map Nevis is a pool of green champagne. Life here seems defined by the constant, although somewhat half-hearted, struggle to achieve maximum comfort for minimum effort.' Sunday Times, April 11, 2010.

Nevis has plenty of places to visit, from old plantation inns (like Montpelier, where Nelson was married in 1787, and The Hermitage), to funky beach bars (Double Deuce, Sunshine’s) and romantic restaurants set high in the rainforest (Golden Rock, Bananas).

There is tennis and an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course. Hiking, cycling and horse riding are easy to arrange, as well as scuba diving and kayaking. We can also organise fishing charters and day sails.

We can also arrange car hire for your stay. But please note: there are no traffic lights on Nevis

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cliftons, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season 2017 for Two
16 Apr 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£780
for 3 nights
From
£260
£1,820
£6,495
 
 
High Season 2017/18 for Two
12 Nov 2017 - 13 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£915
for 3 nights
From
£305
£2,135
£7,625
 
 
Low Season 2018 for Two
14 Apr 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£780
for 3 nights
From
£260
£1,820
£6,495
 
 
High Season 2018/19 for Two
17 Nov 2018 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£930
for 3 nights
From
£310
£2,170
£7,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Rates are for TWO sharing. For three or more, please add 30%.
Rates include the cost of a taxi from St Kitts airport and a speedboat transfer across the two-mile stretch of sea to Nevis (a fun way to arrive). It takes about 25 minutes from airport to villa.
Rates also includes maid service, a basket of groceries and all utilities.
We do not add taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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