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Rare Gem, Lovely Pool, Great View on Prettiest Caribbean Isle

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Last updated: 09/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fern Hill house description

'Serendipity' is a 5min drive from the best beach and the Four Seasons resort with its tennis courts and beautiful 18-hole golf course. There are many restaurants and beach bars nearby, elegant old plantation houses to visit and the quaint little 18th Century capital, Charlestown.

Take a tour up mighty 3232ft Mount Nevis, which towers behind 'Serendipity', or relax by the pool or on the beach, and relish the slow, dreamy pace of life in Nevis - a miniature paradise just 6 miles long by 6 miles wide, with a balmy climate, cool breezes, calm seas, lovely beaches, colourful forests, shady walks, horse riding, 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 there are no flashy nightclubs, casinos or rowdy tourists, just a quiet little haven.

When you arrive you'll be met by our agent, who will take you up to the house, give you our 21-page guide to the house, island, beaches, restaurants, shops and sports, and help with any problems during your stay.

'Serendipity' nestles quietly amid palm and mango trees 400ft up the jungly side of Mount Nevis, yet it's only a 10-minute drive to the quaint little 18th Century capital, Charlestown. The house sleeps 4 and has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, shower room, spacious living room, fully equipped modern kitchen, study, laundry, and a wide, protected veranda beside a 30ft x 15ft pool with a glorious view across the pretty garden and 2 miles of sparkly Caribbean Sea towards the sunset and Nevis's sister island, St Kitts.

There is air conditioning in both bedrooms, cable TV in the living room and main bedroom, a DVD player, DVD disks, dozens of books, broadband internet, WiFi, big ice-making fridge/freezer, large gas cooker, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, juicer and toaster.

As for Nevis itself, it still deserves its old nickname, 'The Queen of the Caribbees'

The house stands in an acre of land well away from the few other houses at Fern Hill Estates, a small hamlet of 30 stylish modern houses, most on 1-acre plots and all with swimming pools and colourful tropical gardens,.A 5-minute drive away is Pinney's Beach, a long, wide stretch of white sand that is often completely deserted even in the high season except for the plummeting pelicans and a fishing boat or two
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Pinney's is home to seven simple little open-air bistros (including the famous Sunshine's Bar) as well as a smart French restaurant, the Coconut Grove, and a luxurious Four Seasons resort with three restaurants, a huge white beach, calm, protected ocean swimming, two pools, tennis courts, shops, a spa, and an immaculate 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course.

Nevis's capital, Charlestown, is a charming little village with buildings dating from the 17th and 18th Centuries, among them the old Bath Hotel, now the main government offices, which was the height of luxury in the 18th Century and a mecca for European tourists, among them the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who sailed the Atlantic to bathe in the hot springs which are still open to the public at Bath village.

Charlestown has two museums: one commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson, who married a pretty young local widow, Fanny Nisbet, here in 1787; the other the 1757 birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, who was to emigrate to the United States when he was 15 and became one of the USA's founding fathers and its first Secretary of the Treasury.

Among the many delights of Nevis are the Great Houses of the old sugar plantations, some of them in ruins, others now elegant, picturesque hotels: the Montpelier, the Hermitage and the Nisbet. There is a beautiful botanical garden and the island is perfect for lovers of walking, hiking, horse riding, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing.

And Nevis is suffused with music: the bouncy reggae and calypso rhythms that waft from balconies all over Charlestown; the echoing steel pan bands; the traditional string bands that play simple, haunting melodies on their homemade instruments; the Tuesday night guitar-and-drums jam session at the Oualie Beach Hotel, where everyone is encouraged to join in, if only to shake the maraccas or tambourine; the karaoke evenings at several beach bars; the fabulous local rock and reggae bands.

At times, in fact, it seems that Nevis must have been the original musical, magical island that inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest: 'If music be the food of love, play on.'

Three or four small airlines fly in to Nevis direct from Puerto Rico, Antigua and St Maarten, but American, Delta, US Airways, British Airways, and several charter airlines have direct flights from the US and UK to St Kitts, after which you take a half-hour car ferry, passenger ferry or water taxi ride across the sea to Nevis.

And as you approach the island by sea in the early evening, unforgettably beautiful in the dusk, it will haunt you for ever.


Keywords: Private pool, garden, peaceful, stunning view, near beach

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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              • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                A table for 8 on the verandah and a table for 4 indoors....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool
                   

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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Apr 23 - Oct 21, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,395 $4,200
                  Advent 2014
                  Dec 9 - Dec 16, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,695
                  Christmas 2014
                  Dec 17 - Jan 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,195
                  Summer 2015
                  Apr 15 - Oct 21, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,395 $5,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,395 $4,200
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Half on making a firm booking and half + $500 returnable damage deposit 30 days before the rental begins.


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                  Last updated: 09/27/2014
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                  Location

                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Vance Amory International
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Mango
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Sea Bridge
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Four Seasons Resort
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mango
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Pinney's
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: Graham is a British novelist and biographer, Juliet a British artist who specialises in painting Nevisian houses and plantation inns. They both speak English and French.

                  Why the Owner Chose Fern Hill:
                  We first travelled to almost every Caribbean island and decided that Nevis is the loveliest of them all: small, very friendly, very pretty, peaceful, and perfect for writing and painting.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Peace, quiet, solitude, warmth, sunshine, a chance to breathe fresh air and gaze at the stars. We spend five months every winter here before we return each summer to our other home in the hills high behind Cannes and St Tropez in the South of France.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Bird's Eye View of Serendipity

                    Bird's Eye View of Serendipity

                  • View of St Kitts

                    View of St Kitts

                  • View From the Pool Deck

                    View From the Pool Deck

                  • Side Garden

                    Side Garden

                  • View From the Second Bedroom

                    View From the Second Bedroom

                  • Front Garden

                    Front Garden

                  • Bottom Garden

                    Bottom Garden

                  • The Kitchen

                    The Kitchen

                  • Main Bedroom

                    Main Bedroom

                  • Second Bedroom

                    Second Bedroom

                  • Fishermen's Beach

                    Fishermen's Beach

                  • Main Street, Charlestown

                    Main Street, Charlestown

                  • Serendipity

                    Serendipity

                  • The Pool Deck

                    The Pool Deck

                  • The Caribbean Sea

                    The Caribbean Sea

                  • The View of Mt Nevis from the front porch

                    The View of Mt Nevis from the front porch

                  • Side View

                    Side View

                  • Back Garden

                    Back Garden

                  • The Verandah

                    The Verandah

                  • The Living Room

                    The Living Room

                  • Main Bedrom with en suite Bathroom

                    Main Bedrom with en suite Bathroom

                  • Horses on Nelson's Spring Beach

                    Horses on Nelson's Spring Beach

                  • Central Square, Charlestown

                    Central Square, Charlestown

                  • Pinney's Beach

                    Pinney's Beach

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $1,395 - $2,195 per week (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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