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ST KITTS 'Turtle Nest' At Turtle Beach, A Comfortable Two Bedroom Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Located on the beautiful Southeast Peninsula of St Kitts, Turtle Nest Apartment is the perfect Caribbean getaway. The views from the veranda of Nevis and the Caribbean sea are simply spectacular. The apartment is just a few steps from Turtle Beach, a quiet sandy beach which has excellent snorkeling over the coral reefs.

A 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive will lead you to Reggae Beach Bar & Grill at Cockleshell Bay. Here you can enjoy complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas and snorkel equipment. Water Taxis and private boat charters to Nevis are also available to hire from Reggae Beach. Another option is the drive on car ferry to Nevis, which is a 5 minute drive away at Majors Bay. Cockle Shell Bay is also home to the gourmet Spice Mill Restaurant. Other beaches that are great to explore and enjoy on the peninsula include Banana Bay, Majors Bay, Sandy Bank Bay and South Friar's Bay. Frigate Bay is a 15 minute drive away where you will find The St Kitts Marriott Resort and Casino, as well as a variety of restaurants, shops, health spa, fitness center and an 18 hole championship golf course.

Whether you are planning a family holiday, a break with friends, a honeymoon or just want to escape with the one you love, we look forward to welcoming you!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Penny

Gary was born and raised on St. Kitts. He grew up fishing, camping and spending time in the kitchen at his family's hotel. Cooking remained his passion throughout the years and, after attending St. Mary's University in Nova Scotia, he moved back to the island to pursue a culinary career. He has owned and operated several beachfront restaurants on the island and he is currently the proud owner of Reggae Beach Bar and Grill.

Mary was born and raised in Greenwood, SC. Growing up on a farm, she knew she wanted to become a veterinarian from a young age. After graduating from Clemson University, she enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) in St. Kitts. She graduated from RUSVM and moved back to the island of St. Kitts where she has been employed at RUSVM for over 10 years.

Mary and Gary Pereira met while she was attending veterinary school and they have been married since 2006. They welcomed a daughter, Ava Kate, in 2012.

They love 'living de island life' and 'rushing slowly'!

Penny purchased this house in 2000

Why Penny chose Basseterre

We have a 2 bedroom apartment located under our residence on the hillside above Turtle Beach. Our family and friends love to visit St Kitts so we built a comfortable apartment for them to stay. We love to show our guests a good time on St Kitts so we are now renting out our apartment for new visitors!

What makes this house unique

Our comfortable apartment is within steps to Turtle Beach which has one of the best snorkeling reefs on St Kitts. Within walking distance to Reggae Beach Bar & Grill where you are welcome to complimentary beach lounge chairs, umbrellas and snorkeling equipment. We will be very happy to recommend some great restaurants close by, as well as, offer insight to many local activities and day trips!


Basseterre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Both Bedrooms have ensuite private bathrooms
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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ST KITTS 'Turtle Nest' At Turtle Beach, A Comfortable Two Bedroom Apartment
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Great location ... peaceful and within near walking distance of beaches. Great views over ocean.

  • 4 of 5

Good sized bedrooms and storage space. Super large shower areas with great power. Loved having washing and drying facilities for clothes. Plenty of fresh bedding and towels including beach towels available. Plenty of outdoor seating and lounging beds . Air conditioning and overhead fans in bedrooms were essential and effective. Great cooker and fridge freezer facilities meant we could stock up for 5 people and not have to go shopping more than 3 times in 2 weeks. Owners left basic provisions for us so we could do breakfast for our first morning which was very nice of them. Gas bbq was great. Lots of other essentials were available too including toiletries and kitchen cleaning and wrapping products. Met the owners who were friendly and we're able to deal with any queries we had immediately. No cleaning or maid service but that was fine for us ... dust bins were emptied twice a week. Driveway is very steep and as we had two cars we parked one in carpark one minute from apartment. On a personal note the kitchen could benefit from air conditioning as the ceiling fan couldn't disperse heat from cooking or boiling the kettle. A dishwasher would have been good to have though we managed perfectly well without. I would suggest some new sharp kitchen knives a teapot and electric kettle as minor improvements and a review of the glassware plates and mugs. Penny the property manager was available via email at every step of the booking and during the holiday and was quick and effective in all her responses ... so a big thank you from all of us. Would I recommend Turtle Nest? Yes I would. We had an incredible 2 weeks and I would recommend reggae beach bar lobster fest on Friday evenings ... coconut farm for fresh fruit veg and artisan bread on Saturday mornings and spice mill for wedding venue and romantic dinner all within a short distance. If you want to trip around the island or do bigger food shops you need a car.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi June, Thank you so much for taking the time to send in a review! Please come back and visit in the future! Cheers! Penny, Gary and Mary!
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Beautiful location and View

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing, loved the split plan and the view was amazing. The apartment was very clean, had plenty of sheets, towels and extras for us to use. We were beyond happy with our accommodations and would recommend to anyone. The beach is a close walk, and it still maintains some privacy.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA

Beautiful, quiet location with some nice perks. Needs updates but generally clean and good.

  • 4 of 5

The deck has a great view, a quiet beach is a 2-minute walk down, there are green vervet monkeys hanging out in the trees (they don't bother you!), and there are several excellent restaurants nearby. The owners also run the Reggae Beach Bar & Grill and offer free sun chairs/umbrellas to the guests of Turtle Nest as a nice perk. The whole process was smooth and the property manager was responsive. There was an islandwide internet outage while we were there, but cable TV worked fine. The apartment is dated and the living space was small, but bedrooms are spacious and have air conditioning. Beds are large and mattresses are very good. Windows need replacement and a few don't have screens, but mostly OK. The bathrooms are nice, and both have excellent showers with good water pressure. All in all, the important things were intact and really the location is wonderful. You have to drive down a 1-mile dirt road with lots of potholes, so consider renting a jeep. But the south side of St. Kitts is amazing and we felt like we had the place to ourselves most of the time!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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New York, N.Y.

This is a fantastic place to stay in the quiet area of St. Kitts.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was amazing. There are two bedrooms with two bathrooms. One bedroom has two queen beds and the other has a king. There's a kitchen and sitting area plus two couches and a television. The balcony is amazing with views of Nevis right across the way. Gary and Mary were wonderful and accommodating. They have a Vonage phone in the house to call home and a local cell phone to use. There are plenty of towels, linens, kitchen items, and air conditioning in both bedrooms. Cockle Shell beach and Regaee Bar and Grill are a two minute drive or fifteen minute walk. I suggest renting a car if you want to drive to the beach and to town. Town is half an hour away. There are no buses that run in the area by the house but there are taxis by cockle shell beach. Be warned that there are only taxis at the beach when there is a cruise ship in town which is only once a week.

I will definitely return to this place. It was clean, convenient, and comfortable. Gary and Mary are great. Their restaurant is also incredible.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Dubuque, Iowa

Very well equipped condo with a nice view of the water. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our week stay! Warm personal welcome when we arrived. You could literally just take your clothes and arrive at the condo because it is so well stocked with everything you need. The property manager even made sure we had a few necessity food items stocked in the refrigerator when we arrived. Close to some great beaches such as The beach at Shipwreck and Carambola. Also had free beach chairs and umbrellas for us at the beach by Ragae Bar. Saw monkeys everyday coming in and out of the road to the condo and also saw them at Shipwreck which is very close. View of Nevis and the water is lovely from the deck of the condo. It is very private and relaxing. The dirt road to the condo is really rough and it is not well marked so not easy to find but the property manager will give you directions. The people of St. Kitts are very friendly and make you feel so welcomed. The owner also gives you a free phone for international calls and a free phone for local calls. We will definitely return and stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Wonderful time at the Turtle Nest for Spring Break 2017

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five - three college students, two parents. The Turtle Nest was just the right size for us. The apartment offers a stunning view off the balcony to the ocean. You can spend a day on the chaise lounges on the balcony and just relax taking in the stunning view. A full kitchen, washer and dryer and two large bathrooms were perfect for our family. The family room is comfortable and if there was ever a need to stay in, there are plenty of TV channels and movies as well as board games.

You can take a quick walk to the beach which is small, or drive over to one of the many great beach options just minutes from the apartment - Reggae Beach Bar and Grill with chairs, umbrellas and water sports, Majors Bay and Cockleshell Beach.

St. Kitts combined with these accommodations provided a wonderful spring break for all of us. We will definitely be back to the Turtle's Nest and to St. Kitts.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
SKB St Kitts Bradshaw International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Reggae Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Sea Bridge
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Royal St Kitts Marriot Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Reggae Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
below apartment
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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