The Historic Vervain Mill

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View of Vervain Mill from the pool


Last updated: 09/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Built during the days of grand sugar plantations, Vervain Mill was originally a working, wind-powered mill for processing sugar cane. Located on the southeast side of the island, part way up the hill toward Mt. Nevis where ocean breezes cool and refresh, Vervain Mill offers three bedrooms, three baths, beautiful furnishings, swimming pool, gazebo, architectural ruins, sweeping views, and lots of privacy.

The first level of the mill includes two large bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and one with twin beds. Each has French doors opening to the lawn and pool, and each has a private bath. The stone-walled main floor of the tower, which includes the kitchen and indoor living/dining room, opens onto a dramatic wraparound terrace with sweeping views of the Atlantic and of Mt. Nevis. The large terrace includes sitting and dining areas covered by a series of flying canopies that provide shade with minimal interruption of the view.

The third level is an airy bedroom with a queen-size bed, private bath, and two beautiful arched windows. The top floor is a sitting room with two daybeds, writing desk, and walkout terrace overlooking fields and ocean.

Windows and doors are screened. The house is naturally cooled by its thick stone walls and a lovely breeze. There is rarely an uncomfortable night.

The Mill's 1.75-acre grounds are landscaped with an assortment of palm trees and flowering shrubs. Families of monkeys are frequently seen in the lower yard in the morning or afternoon as they frolic their way up or down the hill. Next to the mill stands the ruin of the original boiling house. The swimming pool has incredible views over pasturelands, up the mountain, and out to sea. Next to the pool is a gazebo, the perfect place to read anytime of day or watch sunsets. The gazebo is also a very atmospheric place for a private wedding.

Amenities include private swimming pool, maid service, washer and dryer, internet connection, VCR and DVD, stereo with CD/tape player, and a well-equipped kitchen. Electricity is 110v. With prior notice, guests can arrange for catered dinners.

Keywords: Restored Sugar Mill

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Because of open stairs and unfenced pool, the Vervain Mill is not recommended for children 13 and younger....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Only local stations. Please use your laptops for streaming other programming....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Seating for 4-6 inside and up to 10 on the terrace. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local house phone for local calls. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 1 traveler reviews
Apr 16-Dec 15                                  Dec 16-Apr 15
1 Bedroom ... $1400/week ..................... $2300/week.
2 Bedrooms .. $1800/week ..................... $2800/week.
3 Bedrooms .. $2200/week ..................... $3300/week.
The graduated rate system is to encourage smaller travel parties.
Vervain is not recommended for children under 13 years of age.
Smoking outside only, please.

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

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Last updated: 09/20/2016
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach

Explore beautiful old ruins of sugar plantations. Hike the nearby nature trail and, for the more adventurous hiker, climb to the peak of Mt. Nevis (guide advised). Beautiful beaches to explore, and all beaches on the island are public.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: My husband, Michael, is a retired dermatologist and he and I currently have a small skin care product company called Ocean Elements. Our first product is a wonderful moisturizing SPF 30 sunscreen. We fell in love with Nevis and Vervain during our first visit to the island in January 1995. From the morning coffee on the terrace to the last chirping tree frog at night, there is a certain magic about the place, and we hope you feel the same.

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Speaks: english



  • View of Vervain Mill from the pool

    View of Vervain Mill from the pool

  • View from the terrace

    View from the terrace

  • View from the gazebo.

    View from the gazebo.

  • Approaching the mill

    Approaching the mill

  • Main floor living area and kitchen (out of view to the right)

    Main floor living area and kitchen (out of view to the right)

  • Ruin of the boiling house 200+ years old

    Ruin of the boiling house 200+ years old

  • One of three bedrooms

    One of three bedrooms

  • Queen bedroom in tower.

    Queen bedroom in tower.

  • Occasionally monkeys drink from the pool

    Occasionally monkeys drink from the pool

  • View from terrace with flying canopies

    View from terrace with flying canopies

  • View of pool from the terrace

    View of pool from the terrace

  • View from gazebo

    View from gazebo

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Gingerland, St Kitts and Nevis #115671

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