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Black Sand Cove Cottage, in Fabulous Gardens by the Sea

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Black Sand Cove cottage with Mt Nevis in the background

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Last updated: 09/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Long Point cottage description

The cottage is perfect for an individual, a couple, or parents with 1 or 2 small children. Its bright and beautiful decor features art work by local artists. The West Indies-style architecture includes a high ceiling and ceiling fan to maximize the cooling effects of the breezes from the Atlantic. There is a queen-size bed, a sofa bed, and 3 eating areas: inside with a view of gardens and sea; on the porch overlooking the sea; and in the back patio, with a view of Mt Nevis volcano and other hills. At the Cottage, you're surrounded by superb gardens, and you have your own outdoor hot-tub, in seclusion provided by bougainvillea, oleanders, palms, and citrus trees. There is WiFi for your laptop and other devices. The cottage is on the same multi-acre property as Black Sand Cove Beach House, but is completely separate, with its own entrance gate and complete privacy thanks to the landscaping design by Julie Toll (known in Britain as multi-award winner at Chelsea Flower Show)


cottage conveniences: The cottage has a washer/dryer in a closet off the back patio. We have DSL Internet access for those who travel with a laptop. You can eat on the front porch (for morning shade), on the back patio (for mountain and garden views), or indoors by the glass doors to enjoy the view. Our comprehensive guest information binders give recommendations for our favorite restaurants and activities, with details about where to go and how to get there. You can see dozens of photos on Nevis and of Black Sand Cove if you go to our website and click on the Gallery. Black Sand Cove is on Facebook; become a Fan.

Enjoying Black Sand Cove: The beautiful and innovative-designed gardens at Black Sand Cove were designed and developed by Julie Toll. Julie has won many garden design awards in England, including 4 Gold and 2 Silver awards at the famous Chelsea Flower Show. Her special interest is maximizing the use of native species, and creating ecologically-sound landscaping. Secluded on our private acreage, you'll hear only the sounds of nature: the wind in the banana trees, the birds, the crickets and frogs, and the waves on the short of the virtually private beach. (While all beaches are public property on Nevis, the only way to get to this beach is by boat or down our stairway.) The 360-degree views provide fabulous sunrises and sunsets, and the passing spectacle of the changing clouds all day long. This is a great place to get away from it all, and relax, write, paint, play music, or just give your mind a rest. With temperatures in the 80's all year, you may have trouble leaving.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 775 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Elderly guests need to be able to manage the 4 steps to the entrance. The gardens and natural beauty are ideal for visitors of all ages. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Games

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Museums
              • Rain Forests
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Volcano

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Security System
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Parking
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Telephone

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Grill
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Blender
                      • Mini Refrigerator
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Balcony
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Bicycles:

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                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Hot Tub
                       

                      Reviews

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                      We will pro-rate for longer or shorter stays.Peak Season rates, mid-December to mid-April, are $1300 per week.  Summer season rates, mid-April to mid-December, are $900 per week.  The tax on Nevis for this kind of rental is 9%.  Weekly rate includes all fees.Some guests rent both the Cottage and the Beach House at Black Sand Cove, to accommodate a larger group of up to 12 people, if some are children.  See more about the beach house listed at HomeAway # 216163

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 09/13/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Recommended

                      Nevis is a small island, quite undeveloped for the Caribbean, and off the beaten track. Nature, hiking, enjoying the rain forest and the fabulous views: these are popular activities along with swimming, snorkeling, scuba, strolling on beaches, and watching the sea and the clouds. There are lots of great restaurants, but for casinos, nightlife, and shopping, better choose a different island! For peaceful enjoyment of nature, we recommend Nevis as tops!

                      Other Activities: rain forest hikes, bird-watching

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: Tim and I bought this home to use for vacations, family gatherings, and eventually for retirement. People who have stayed at many rental homes in the Caribbean describe ours as one of the best equipped they've seen. That's because we spend quite a lot of time there ourselves. We designed the kitchen so that more than one person has convenient space to work together, because we like to cook in teams when a large family group gathers. Every room in the light, airy house has delightful views. We designed the swimming pool with broad, shallow steps to make it user-friendly for parents playing in the water with young children. With a separate cottage, close by but entirely separate and invisible from the house, a larger group of 8-12 can fit in, so it's a great place for an extended family get-together. With that many guests, some wouldn't have their own bathrooms or private bedrooms, since they'd be using sofa beds. The maid comes every 2-3 days.

                      Why the Owner Chose Long Point:
                      Nevis is a small island, popular with those who seek a comparatively undeveloped tropical island to enjoy nature, hiking, the rainforest, and the wonderful views. Hiking in the rainforest is a popular activity. Guides are available to take adventurous hikers to the top of the volcano. Jim Johnson will lead you on a hike or a birdwatching expedition. Jim is a walking encyclopedia of information on all facets of the natural environment here. He’ll also come out to Black Sand Cove in the evening to do a stargazing talk for you. Horseback riding and biking are available, and deep sea-fishing, sailing, scuba, windsurfing, and snorkeling are popular activities. And there are art galleries and 2 museums. Information about activities and restaurants is waiting for you in our guest information binder. Black Sand Cove is on Facebook; become a Fan.


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                      Speaks: french, spanish, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Black Sand Cove cottage with Mt Nevis in the background

                        Black Sand Cove cottage with Mt Nevis in the background

                      • Black Sand Cove cottage at night

                        Black Sand Cove cottage at night

                      • The cottage has complete cooking facilities. The sofa opens into a double bed.

                        The cottage has complete cooking facilities. The sofa opens into a double bed.

                      • The cottage has this front porch, as well as a patio. Both have table and chairs

                        The cottage has this front porch, as well as a patio. Both have table and chairs

                      • Our beach is good for swimming, calm like this or with a row or two of waves.

                        Our beach is good for swimming, calm like this or with a row or two of waves.

                      • The wooden stairway to the beach

                        The wooden stairway to the beach

                      • The cottage has a hot tub nestled in the gardens, a secluded little spot.

                        The cottage has a hot tub nestled in the gardens, a secluded little spot.

                      • View of Mt Nevis from our garden

                        View of Mt Nevis from our garden

                      • Paths wander through the garden.

                        Paths wander through the garden.

                      • When the aloes bloom, the hummingbirds are extra busy.

                        When the aloes bloom, the hummingbirds are extra busy.

                      • Gecko searching for an insects amid the efflorescences of royal palm.

                        Gecko searching for an insects amid the efflorescences of royal palm.

                      • Rainbows often appear after a shower, like this one in front of Mt Nevis.

                        Rainbows often appear after a shower, like this one in front of Mt Nevis.

                      • The interior of the cottage is compact, with everything you'll need in one room.

                        The interior of the cottage is compact, with everything you'll need in one room.

                      • The cottage is light and airy, with a comfortable queen-size bed.

                        The cottage is light and airy, with a comfortable queen-size bed.

                      • The secluded beach at Black Sand Cove is 280 meters long.

                        The secluded beach at Black Sand Cove is 280 meters long.

                      • The beach at the foot of our property is only accessible by our stairway.

                        The beach at the foot of our property is only accessible by our stairway.

                      • The stairway to the beach, as the sun gets ready to set

                        The stairway to the beach, as the sun gets ready to set

                      • Our gardens like the dry, salty environment.

                        Our gardens like the dry, salty environment.

                      • Agaves, aloes, crown flowers and other local plants are our mainstay.

                        Agaves, aloes, crown flowers and other local plants are our mainstay.

                      • Look closely.. see the hummingbird sitting on her nest in our Norfolk pine?

                        Look closely.. see the hummingbird sitting on her nest in our Norfolk pine?

                      • We cater to the plant preferences of migrating Monarchs.

                        We cater to the plant preferences of migrating Monarchs.

                      • This hummingbird seems to be pointing the way.

                        This hummingbird seems to be pointing the way.

                      • Portulaca, agave, and aloes on a cloudy day

                        Portulaca, agave, and aloes on a cloudy day

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 09/13/14
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                      Speaks: french, spanish, english
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