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Elegant & Spacious Villa with Private Infinity Pool and Stunning Views

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous, 4 bedroom Villa - Idyllic, Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Drive to The Best Beaches on the Island

Aquarius nestles amid palms and mango trees in a quiet spot 400ft up the jungle side of Mount Nevis, yet it is only a 5-minute drive from the longest and best beach on the island, 10 minutes from the quaint 18th Century capital village, Charlestown, and just fifteen minutes from the sleepy little airport, where scheduled airlines fly in daily from Puerto Rico, Antigua and St Marten, the wonderful Mrs Fahie will be on call to organise a car to meet you and take you to the villa. We do recommend hiring a car as it is the easiest way to get around the island for shopping and restaurants but also to explore the amazing things Nevis has on offer. There are also regular direct flights to the nearby island of St Kitts from the US, Canada and England, again a car can be arranged to meet you at the airport, drive you for about 20 minutes to the south east tip of the island where a water taxi will transport you the short hop to Oualie Beach on the beautiful island of Nevis. We are delighted to arrange for provisions to be ready for your arrival, should you wish. There are detailed maps explaining where the best supermarkets and restaurants are situated as well as information on other places of interest in the villa.

Aquarius is set in 2 acres of mature landscaped tropical gardens. The villa is on the remote, peaceful edge of Fern Hill Estates. The private infinity pool measuring 32' by 12' is a perfect vantage point to enjoy the spectacular views and sunsets and long enough to swim laps. There is an extensive terrace

The main terrace has all sorts of seating options where guests can sit quietly on more private terraces outside the master bedroom and guest rooms or on the wide covered terrace with a table that sits 10 comfortably (if required) and plenty of cosy armchairs for relaxing or sun-bedson the extended terrace to one side of the pool. Be prepared to be delighted by the extraordinary beauty of the sunsets and the stunning colour and light you will experience.

There is a wide 1500 sq ft mosquito-netted veranda,dining table for 10, 1100 sq ft pool deck, barbecue, 4 sun loungers, wonderful view of the Caribbean Sea and Nevis's sister island, St Kitts, two miles away.

Attached there is a double garage with remote controlled doors.

We only saw this beautiful home for the first time 4 years ago but it holds a very dear place in our hearts. With high ceilings and beautifully proportioned rooms, Aquarius is both elegant and welcoming.

Utility Room:

Pantry, wine fridge, large freezer.

Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service:

Towels, linen and weekly maid cleaning are included. More frequent cleaning can be arranged by agreement.

Other:

Laundry room with front-loading washing machine, free-standing drier, iron and ironing board.

Guest loo.

All bedrooms have walk-in closets, air conditioning and plasma TV screens.

The immaculately equipped kitchen means cooking is an ease or simply ask for a chef to be sent and relax whilst all your wishes are catered for.

The house works wonderfully as a "Family" holiday destination with a wide variety of beaches: the lapping of gentle waves of Pinney and Oualie beaches with their relaxing bars and restaurants or the dramatic surf on the south of the island where there is a hidden gem of a beach we will be prepared to divulge upon your enquiry....

If you are looking for a "Romantic" holiday or an elegant and refined home for friends to enjoy exceptional and stunning sunsets in a beautiful location with a delicious "Sun downer" Aquarius is a perfect destination. Whether you are keen to relax and unwind with a book or if teeing-off at dawn is your desire, we believe you will find it whilst staying at Aquarius on the island of Nevis.

More Details

Owner
Alice Royden
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Alice Royden

My husband, Richard, and I have 4 children between us: Minnie (16), Ella (15) , Ben (13) and Kitty (13). We are all passionate about travelling and visiting beautiful places, we fell in love with Aquarius and the island of Nevis the moment we arrived. Having spent most of my first 25 years of life in Hong Kong there are many Asian influences in the villa. We are part of the family that own Aquarius.

Alice Royden purchased this villa in 2012

Why Alice Royden chose St Kitts & Nevis

We only saw this beautiful home for the first time 4 years ago but it holds a very dear place in our hearts. With high ceilings and beautifully proportioned rooms, Aquarius is both elegant and welcoming. The main terrace has all sorts of seating options where guests can sit quietly on more private terraces outside the master bedroom and guest rooms or on the wide covered terrace with a table that sits 12 comfortably (if required) and plenty of cosy armchairs for relaxing or sun-bedson the extended terrace to one side of the pool. Be prepared to be delighted by the extraordinary beauty of the sunsets and the stunning colour and light you will experience.

The immaculately equipped kitchen means cooking is an ease or simply ask for a chef to be sent and relax whilst all your wishes are catered for. There is also a large Weber Gas barbecue under a separate roofed terrace adjacent to the dining area and kitchen.

What makes this villa unique

The house works wonderfully as a "Family" holiday destination with a wide variety of beaches: the lapping of gentle waves of Pinney and Oualie beaches with their relaxing bars and restaurants or the dramatic surf on the south of the island where there is a hidden gem of a beach we will be prepared to divulge upon your enquiry....

If you are looking for a "Romantic" holiday or an elegant and refined home for friends to enjoy exceptional and stunning sunsets in a beautiful location with a delicious "Sun downer" Aquarius is a perfect destination. Whether you are keen to relax and unwind with a book or if teeing-off at dawn is your desire, we believe you will find it whilst staying at Aquarius on the island of Nevis.

Nevis is a dreamy, miniature paradise of 36 sq miles with a balmy climate, cool breezes, calm seas, lovely beaches, colourful forests, mountain walks, elegant old plantation houses and the nicest, friendliest people you could ever hope to meet – people who wave and smile as you drive by.

Each golden day is like a time-warp back to the 1950s where people are polite and respectful and crime is rare. There are no flashy nightclubs, vulgar casinos, or rowdy tourists – just a quiet, relaxed, stylish, old-fashioned little haven that still deserves its 18th Century nickname, ‘The Queen of the Caribbees’.

The island has numerous little bistros, beach bars and stylish restaurants, 5 banks and 4 excellent, modern supermarkets.

Among the many delights are the old sugar plantation houses, some of them in ruins, others now elegant, picturesque hotels: the Montpelier (with a delicious restaurant), the Hermitage and the Nisbet. The island is perfect for lovers of walking, hiking, horse riding, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing, and it is suffused with music: the bouncy reggae and calypso rhythms that waft from balconies and doorways all over Charlestown; the delightful string bands that play their simple but haunting home-made instruments to name a few.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5/5 *****

"My wife, two friends and I had the most wonderful three weeks at Aquarius! The house is really perfect, and you should be so proud of building such a master piece. The design, layout, infinity pool, Great Room, bedrooms and bathrooms, the kitchen, furnishings, fans AND the quality of workmanship were all absolutely tip top - Mandarin Hotel Hong Kong luxury!

"The weather was perfect every day, and we loved the warmth, swimming, and sitting out and looking at that stunning view – across blue seas to the mountains of St Kitts. The sunsets were spectacular, and from 6 to 6.20 pm we would watch the golden sun as it sank into the ocean. Then after dinner we would take our chairs out by the pool and gaze at the millions of twinkling stars. It was a truly memorable holiday for all of us."

- Peregrine Curtis, Richmond, England, March 2013.
Mar 2013
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master Bedroom ensuite Bathroom 1
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Guest Half bathroom (loo)
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Study Bedroom ensuite Shower room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master Bedroom ensuite Shower Room
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , King Size Guest Bedroom ensuite Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Twin Bedroom ensuite Shower room
  • Bedroom 1: 2 ensuite bathrooms, one with bath, both with separate shower and WC. Bedroom 2: ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC. Bedrooms 3 and 4: ensuite shower rooms and WCs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with 2 ensuite Bathrooms
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Guest Bedroom with ensuite Shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Study with Twin beds converted from the sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , King Size bed, ensuite Shower/Bathroom and twin sofa bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Super King size double bed, 2 ensuite bathrooms, dressing area, opens onto veranda. Bedroom 2: King size double bed, ensuite bathroom, veranda. Bedroom 3: twin 3'6" beds, ensuite shower. Bedroom 4/Study: sofabed converting into two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: 2-acre garden, wide 1500 sq ft mosquito-netted veranda,dining table for 10, 1100 sq ft pool deck, 32' x 12' private infinity swimming pool, barbecue, 4 sun loungers, wonderful view of the Caribbean Sea and Nevis's sister island, St Kitts, two miles away. Attached there is a double garage with remote controlled doors. Utility Room: Pantry, wine fridge, large freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and weekly maid cleaning are included. More frequent cleaning can be arranged by agreement. Other: Laundry room with front-loading washing machine, free-standing drier, iron and ironing board. Guest loo. All bedrooms have walk-in closets, air conditioning and plasma TV screens.

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Loveliest View!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is large and elegantly appointed. Very spacious with a large screened in porch. Kitchen is fully equipped for as much cooking as one might want to do. It is close to the Four Seasons and many other restaurants and in quiet neighborhood. My favorite spot was actually the FRONT porch. The morning sun hits it perfectly and Mt. Nevis is beautiful from there. Wish there had been a little table and chairs out there for morning coffee. The garden is beautiful, the monkeys saunter through nearly day. Nevis is a special place and this villa has a remarkable view with plenty of space for a large family. Enjoy!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay on Nevis. We will be getting a table and chairs on the front porch in anticipation of your next stay.
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Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Aquarius is the most beautiful place with views out to St Kitts and was the perfect villa to enjoy this wonderful island. The villa is well set out and the location on Nevis was just right. We had our most successful fishing trip ever with Mahi mahi, tuna, barracuda galore! Sailing at Oualie bay was entertaining and would recommend the Nesbitt plantation as the best place to eat.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nick for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Aquarius and hope we can entice you back soon. Alice
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Stunningly 5 star property with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Our third idyllic visit in 4 years. A spacious and elegant retreat in the peaceful hills with a 180 degree view of the sea and St. Kitts. Evening sunsets with a cocktail on the terrace after a dip in the pool is an enduring memory. The property is pristine and well equipped with technology. Lots of fun restaurants on the island and a perfect place to unwind. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Vance Amory International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sunshine
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Pier Ferry, Charlestown
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
4 Seasons
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sunshine and others on Pinney Beach
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Pinney Beach
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

2 miles (5-min drive) to the best beach on the island, Pinney’s Beach, a long, wide stretch of white sand and tranquil aquamarine sea, which is often completely deserted even in the high season except for the plummeting pelicans and a fishing boat or two. It is home to six little open-air beach bistros (including the famous Sunshine’s Lounge) as well as a smart French restaurant and the luxurious Four Seasons resort with three restaurants, a huge white beach, and calm, protected ocean swimming.

Travel:

The Vance Amory International Airport at Newcastle is 6 miles away.

The sea ferry pier in Charlestown is 4 miles away.

The water taxi ferry at Oualie Beach is 3 miles away.

Jeep hire is essential and can be made through us or by contacting "Strikers" direct www.strikerscarrentasls.com

Distances:

2 miles to Jessups Village, 4 miles to the capital village, Charlestown a delightful little settlement with buildings dating back to the 18th century, among them the old Bath Hotel, which was the height of fashionable luxury in the 18th century and a Mecca for European visitors who sailed the Atlantic to bathe in the hot volcanic springs at Bath village.

Charlestown has two museums, one commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson, who married a pretty young local widow, Fanny Nisbet, here in 1787.

Further Details:

Nevis is a dreamy, miniature paradise of 36 sq miles with a balmy climate, cool breezes, calm seas, lovely beaches, colourful forests, mountain walks, elegant old plantation houses and the nicest, friendliest people you could ever hope to meet – people who wave and smile as you drive by.

Each golden day is like a time-warp back to the 1950s where people are polite and respectful and crime is rare. There are no flashy nightclubs, vulgar casinos, or rowdy tourists – just a quiet, relaxed, stylish, old-fashioned little haven that still deserves its 18th Century nickname, ‘The Queen of the Caribbees’.

The island has numerous little bistros, beach bars and stylish restaurants, 5 banks and 4 excellent, modern supermarkets.

Among the many delights are the old sugar plantation houses, some of them in ruins, others now elegant, picturesque hotels: the Montpelier (with a particularly good restaurant), the Hermitage and the Nisbet. The island is perfect for lovers of walking, hiking, horse riding, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing, and it is suffused with music: the bouncy reggae and calypso rhythms that waft from balconies and doorways all over Charlestown; the delightful string bands that play their simple but haunting home-made instruments; the Tuesday and Friday night guitars-and-drums jamming sessions at the Oualie Beach Hotel, where everyone is encouraged to join in, if only to shake a tambourine or maracas; the fabulous local bands like Jazzique, which plays every Friday night at the Lime beach restaurant; the karaoke evenings at the Double Deuce.

As Duke Orsino says in Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night, ‘if music be the food of love, play on.’ At times it seems that Nevis might have been the lovely, musical, magical, enchanted island that inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Barnes Ghaut, 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
 
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,200
for 7 nights
£5,200
 
 
High Season
14 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,700
for 7 nights
£3,700
 
 
Easter/Spring Break
24 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 7 nights
£4,500
 
 
Christmas and New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£5,500
for 7 nights
£5,500
 
 
Easter/Spring
13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 7 nights
£4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,200

We are delighted to discuss the rates with you and depending on demand we may be flexible on prices but we are sure you will not be disappointed.

Booking Notes:
To book ‘Aquarius’ for the perfect holiday please email Alice Royden at AquariusNevis@gmail.com.
Bookings will be reserved for 7 days and secured by paying a 50% deposit, half of which will be refunded if the booking is cancelled no later than 60 days before the start of the rental. The balance of the rent, plus a returnable damage deposit of UK£1,200, will become payable 30 days before the rental begins.
Our agent will meet you on arrival and help you with any advice, questions or problems.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.


Notes on prices:
More frequent cleaning as well as laundry and ironing can be provided for an extra US$7.50 per cleaner per hour.
A daytime baby-sitting service can be provided for US$35 for a minimum of four hours + US$7 per hour for extra hours up to a maximum of eight hours.
Weekly rental rates include all utilities (electricity, gas, broadband, local telephone calls, cable TV) but not long-distance telephone calls, which will be billed at the end of the rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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