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Gina Holland

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks English

Yellow Bird, superbly located at Oualie Bay

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Nevis - Yellow Bird

1 Bedroom, Guest Bed, 1 bathroom, sleeps up to 3 persons

Yellow Bird is a lovely, spacious one bedroom house, overlooking the Caribbean Sea at Oualie Bay, Nevis. The house is slightly elevated, being built into the steep lower slopes of Round Hill. Nestled into a half acre private, mature garden with a private pool, sundecks and balcony, there are magnificent views across the 'Narrows' towards the south east peninsular of St Kitts. Oualie Bay Beach is directly opposite Yellow Bird and access is a mere 4 minute stroll from the garden gate. Oualie Beach is quiet and sheltered with superb swimming. Many of the island's beach activities are located at Oualie including PADI diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and sunfish sailing. The Oualie Bay Beach Hotel has a very good restaurant and small bar, popular on Saturday evenings when it hosts to a traditional Nevisian String Band. Yellow Bird is fun and cosy, very spacious, light and bright. Perfect for couples and honeymooners, with plenty of privacy and seclusion without being too isolated.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gina Holland (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

'just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Yellow Bird. We had a great time and want to thank you

for all the effort you went to help us arrange our stay' 'i wanted to let you know that we had an absolutely incredible time on our two week honeymoon on Nevis and at Yellow Bird! the house was perfect! the island was perfect! everything was terrific' 'Wow...what a place! Not only was Nevis such a beautiful island but your villa was fantastic and absolutely ideal in every respect. We had a fantastic two weeks there ' 'back for a couple of days we already miss those great and peaceful days at Yellow Bird. It is such a lovely, homely and very tasteful place' 'Your home there is just that - a home - we were very comfortable and enjoyed the privacy of our own place' 'Just wanted to drop you a quick thank you for arranging the car rental, providing information, etc. on our recent rental of Yellow Bird. We loved the week we spent in Nevis and at Yellow Bird'
Nov 2007
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Yellow Bird, superbly located at Oualie Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Cambridge, MA

Perfect! Will stay at Yellow Bird again!

  • 5 of 5

We are thrilled with our experience at Yellow Bird. It is ideally located, beautifully maintained and has stunning views! It's better than the pictures posted. Everything about Yellow Bird was just lovely. The yard has beautiful tropical plants/flowering plants that attract a variety of birds including humming birds. There were a few mornings that we saw monkeys in the yard. A fun experience!

The home is spacious and airy, with a large bathroom, beautiful large shower and ample closet space. The owner had some staple items (eggs, bread, milk, juice, sugar) in the refridgerator and it's easy to get to the market and pick up additional items. Since the house is set away from the road, we felt very safe and didn't hear street noise. The house has it's own pool (very clean) and decks with a variety of views. We spent a day at the house by the pool relaxing...it's that relaxing and welcoming of a place.

Oualie Bay/Beach are just a short walk across the street as is the cafe/bar at the Oulaie Beach Hotel. Other dinner options are within a walk or quick cab ride.

We loved being there and will certainly plan on renting Yellow Bird again on our next trip to Nevis.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that this guest enjoyed her stay so much and am very grateful for her kind and generous comments about Yellow Bird. They will be passed on to Tracy, our guest manager, as she plays such an important role in taking care of the guests whilst at the house, and indeed the house and gardens themselves. I suspect that this guest found the property to be very much as others find it, that is, so comfortable and homely that it is sometimes an big effort to go off and do something else! Actually, this guest is also not alone in thinking that our photos do not do the property justice! That is a very familiar comment. The building itself is really hard to photograph as the front faces north and is elevated, being built into the hillside. From the front you have to point the camera up to see the house and the sun is always above the house during daylight hours! Then from the garden, the house is hard to see because of the dense planting, maybe we need some of those aerial photos! As a personal response to the guest, Alice, you are most welcome to return at any time and I hope it will not be too long!
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We're going back for the fourth time!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Yellow Bird for a quiet, undisturbed week to recharge batteries. Being seasoned travellers, we were prepared for mild disappointment, as internet sites can often paint a rosier picture than the reality. In fact, if anything, Yellow Bird is better than the internet shows. For a start, it is very spacious, much more so than expected. Every aspect of the house is excellent (thanks for the comprehensive welcome pack, by the way) but the trump card is the total privacy, making complete relaxation easy to achieve. The other brilliant thing is that, despite the secluded positioning, everything you could require is within walking distance. We didn’t miss not having a car at all, because the beach, excellent eating places and even a shop are easy to reach (if you can tear yourself away from the private pool). If you want to go further afield, the buses are frequent and very cheap. The beach is literally one minute’s walk away, and it felt like having a private beach, as there was never anyone else there. The welcome from the lovely Tracy and Rita was impeccable, and you felt that they’d help you out instantly if any issue cropped up (which is unlikely). Unreservedly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing "honeymoon" vacation

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here and it was more than we ever could have asked for. Cottage had everything we needed and more. Perfect place to get away and relax. We had planned to do a lot of sightseeing but after our morning grocery shop/walks on the beach we always ended up back at the cottage for afternoon swim and drinks. If there weren't so many restaurants that we wanted to try, we probably would've spent the majority of our trip just lounging at the cottage. One of the best vacations we have ever been on- willl be hard to top! Doreen was absolutely fantastic. If we ever come back, we will definitely be staying here again! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The little island of Nevis has many places to explore and lots of activities to enjoy and it's sister isle of St Kitts is only a short boat ride away, but Ki and Pete's reluctance to leave Yellow Bird is very typical of our guests! It just feels like home and is relaxing, peaceful and private and of course perfect for honeymooners. We get many returning guests and hope that these guests will also be able to return soon.
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Lovely cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to stay in beautiful and private place for your Nevis holiday then please take a look at Yellow Bird cottage.

My wife and I are on holiday here right now and enjoying everything about it. The cottage is lovely and spacious for two people. It has a small swimming pool and decks on three sides that offer secluded sunbathing. It's located in a large mature garden and the cottage is slightly elevated from the small road that is all that separates you from Oualie beach.

Other posts have commented that traffic can be noisy but quite honestly there aren't that many cars anywhere on the island let alone passing the cottage.

The view across the bay to St Kitts from the terrace is breathtaking and getting befriended by little finches, who just want to be fed some brown sugar, or the occasional visit from the Green monkeys who keep their distance but are so sweet,all makes for a magical experience.

Yellow Bird is easy walking distance to Oualie beach resort but you need transport to get to any shops or other restaurants. Hire a car or take a cab if you want as both are easy, but please try using the local buses. It's great fun, cheap and really easy to do. Just stand outside and wave down any minivan with a green H or HA registration plate and jump aboard with the locals. Pay your 3.5 EC dollars and go all the way to Charlestown. It's just as easy coming back. Just hail the bus in Charlestown and shout to the driver where you want him to stop. Oh, don't forget to say good morning / afternoon to the other passengers when you board the bus. They appreciate the greeting.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pelham, AL

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Yellowbird was everything we were hoping for and more. The setting is so serene and private. The pictures were well representive of what we expected. The house is convenient to everywhere and everything. The views unbelievable! The gardens were absolutely beautiful and the hummingbirds were abundant! The lizards were funny creatures to watch and their colors beautiful! The house is very clean and well maintained. Tracy made everything so easy for us. She arranged a taxi by car and water both coming and going and had the rental car at the house upon arrival. She was so friendly, easy to talk to and very helpful in helping us navigate in Nevis. She called to check in on occassion for which we were grateful. Renting a car was the best idea, it gave us freedom to come and go to explore rather than waiting and trying to figure out where to tell someone to take us. We took bug spray and were glad we did since we seemed to choose the hottest time of the year to visit and leaving the doors open was a must in order to help cool the house. We did use the spray but surprisingly the mosquitoes weren't as big of a problem as I feared. Definitely closing the doors around 5-6 each night. The pool was a wonderful place to relax and cool off at night surrounded by the sounds of the frogs. I would suggest taking a sound spa to help drown out the frogs sounds at night as they are quiet loud, it was also helpful in drowning out the early morning traffic that went by. Though when we got home we found it hard to sleep for missing the sounds of the frogs! We found snorkling great near the restaurant Mangos. We saw beautiful fish swimming amongst the rocks there and lots of sea shells. We also found Lime Beach Bar a great place to eat lobster at a very reasonable price. If you go you must ask for Shelton, he is wonderful.

Only problem we had was that we did not have hot water, though the water was tepid and that was perfect for showering since the temps were so hot. I boiled water to wash dishes. We didn't know if this was a Nevis thing nor did we bother Tracy with asking as it really wasn't a problem for us. The few groceries provided were a huge help and very much enjoyed. We found shopping at IGA or Mangas (sp?) most convenient for us but also heard RAMS was a good place too. Eating out in Nevis can get expensive so take advantage of the kitchen. Thanks Gina for providing us with the best vacation we have ever had! We will return and hopefully soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM USA

Cheerful cottage-Great views & close to beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Yellow Bird. It looks better than the pictures. Stayed there one week April 2011. There are great views from the living area and the kitchen of neighboring St. Kitts Island and the Caribbean Sea. Monkeys came through about twice a day. There is a lot of foilage on the property. Very private and romantic. No a/c, but it cools down at night with gentle breezes. There are steep steps leading up to the home that you should be aware of in case that is pertinent to you.

We rented a car after several days, but you can catch a "bus" (Toyota vans) right outside the property for several dollars to drive you to different locations. Just wave one down as they come by every 10 minutes or so and are fine to ride (they have established prices).

Nevis is wonderful. We loved eating at Golden Rock, Mangos, Lime, Sunshines, Bananas, Mount Nevis Hotel, and the Yachtsman's grill. Pinney's beach is very pretty and we hiked by ourselves up the mountain. I would suggest scuba diving in St. Kitts rather than Nevis.

All the plantations are fun to visit. Plenty to do.

We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Newcastle Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Oualie Bay is located on the north eastern coast of Nevis. It has a very sheltered crescent shaped beach, tucked between Hurricane Hill to the east and Tamarind Point to the west. It is a pretty, scenic, hilly area with just one small beach hotel, bar and restaurant. The other properties are private villas, hugging the coast and built into the lush hillside. Oualie Beach, Nevis is directly opposite Turtle Beach, St Kitts and a small jetty at Oualie is anchor to the small charter boats and water taxis that make the crossing between the two islands.

There are lots of activities to seek out near the beach but it remains a quiet, unspoilt sunspot.

To the east of Oualie Bay is Lovers Beach, which at about a half an hours walk away is an almost deserted, undeveloped stretch of much wilder, Atlantic shoreline. Cades Bay and Pinneys to the south are also beautiful Caribbean side beaches, with a few bars and the largest hotel on the island, The Four Seasons.

Other Activities: hiking, historical buildings, local museums.


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Prices for this holiday cottage in Oualie Bay, Nevis

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The minimum booking charge for all dates is 5 nights.

For bookings of 5 or 6 nights the nightly rate will be charged.

Bookings of 7 days or more are charged at the weekly rate plus the relevant number of extra nights on a pro rata basis.

A 10% discount is applied to any booking of 2 weeks or more from the weekly rate.

Bookings of 28 days or more are charged at the monthly rate.

A 20% deposit will secure a booking.

The balance is payable six weeks prior to commencement of the stay.

Payment is accepted in USD by bank transfer to First Caribbean Bank (Nevis)

Payment is accepted in GBP by bank transfer to The Co-Operative Bank or by visa and mastercard at the prevailing exchange rate from the USD price.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Nevis, St Kitts & Nevis

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a large walk in shower, vanity unit and a walk in closet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Day bed in Great Room, measuring 5'9' x 3'6'
  • The master Bedroom is furnished with a hand made king size bed, side tables with bedside lamps, a small dressing table, stool and linen cupboard. The French Windows (with morning sunrise views over the top of Round Hill) lead to the side deck. There is air conditioning in this room.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is managed locally. Housekeeping, gardening and pool cleaning is carried out twice weekly, but not on the same days. All guests are met personally at Yellow Bird on arrival. The owner can also arrange the following: Transfers from Robert Bradshaw and Newcastle International Airports to Yellow Bird Arrival groceries Vehicle Hire

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