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Stunning Sea View Plantation Retreat with House & Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Small bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)(in addition Cottage)

A departure from the usual villa rental holidays, Butler's is a private historic retreat with a Great House and Cottage on 6 acres of a former plantation situated atop the village which shares its name. Butler's House and Cottage comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests and is only rented to one party at a time so guests have exclusive use of the pool & gardens regardless of how many bedrooms are rented.

Nestled in the foothills of Butlers Mountain, the property commands sweeping sea views with an intoxicating landscape of colour and fragrance. Spend your days lounging by the 35 foot pool while gazing out to the sea or take a stroll through the ruins and extensive gardens. You may discover an artefact and even run into a family of green monkeys.

Butler’s House is and feels like a home and comfortably sleeps 4 adults and 2 children under 16. Tastefully decorated with an eclectic selection of antique and sympathetic modern furniture, you'll quickly ease into the comfortable surroundings of the House. Butler's House has two Queen-sized bedrooms with generous bathrooms. The third bedroom features a comfortable daybed with trundle and its own video viewing.

Butler's Cottage, a Nevisian-style home, bridges the gap between the 17th century property and modern day by reflecting the elegant simplicity and homeliness of the historic Butler's House. Sitting contendedly on the Upper Terrace, the Cottage is close enough to the House for ease, yet far enough away for privacy. It is rented out in conjunction with the House and accomodates

2 adults and 2 children under 16.

The Cottage, measuring 23 ft x 23 ft with an 8 ft verandah, is open plan with a simple kitchen, a bathroom, bedroom and living area. There is a Queen-sized bed (in the bedroom) and a daybed with trundle in the living area.

Housekeeping, pool cleaning and a gardener are included. A cook can be arranged with advance notice. Wireless, cable TV installed.

Guests have exclusive use of the house, pool & gardens regardless of how many bedrooms are rented.

Upon arrival to Nevis, a taxi will bring you to Butler’s House where our local agent will greet you and answer any questions. Our agent will book the taxi and can also arrange your rental car. Your first dinner can be arranged and food supplies provided.

**The Cottage rate is available on request**

Keywords: Villa, Rental Home, Plantation, Cottage, Rental Villa, Plantation Home, Caribbean, Nevis, West Indies

More Details

Tim Cornes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Tim Cornes

In 2005, we bought, restored and rennovated an old plantation home (circa 1700's) on the charming island of Nevis. We never really knew what we had until the restoration process began. During that time, my late wife Diane and I realised that--like owners before us-- we are caretakers, ensuring Butler's will be around for many generations to come.

Tim Cornes purchased this villa in 2005

Why Tim Cornes chose Whitehall

We fell in love with Butlers House immediately we came across it. The privacy, seclusion was wonderful and the challenge to renovate a historical property was too strong to not take the challenge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“If you are seeking a quiet retreat, a soulful beautiful setting that is yours' alone in which to unwind, consider Butlers House. The verdant surroundings so thoughtfully cared for, the impeccable service and care from the owner and those who steward the property, it's well worth the short drive required to a beach, restaurant or store for supplies. We liked it so much we rarely left (though we'd been to Nevis before). Butlers is truly a magical place.”
Apr 2017
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Whitehall Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) Two in House; One in Cottage, Twin or Single Beds (2) One daybed with trundle in House; One daybed with trundle in Cottage, Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Generator (as of June 2011), laundry room, playpen, 6 acres on historic plantation, sweeping sea views, archeological ruins, intoxicating gardens, kitchen garden, housekeeper, gardener


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Stunning Sea View Plantation Retreat with House & Cottage
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful house and property, the ultimate relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful comfortable house, great views and superb grounds

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, I am so happy to read that you all had a relaxing vacation at Butlers House. Thank you for visiting our island. Tim
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Outstanding Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second two week stay at Butlers House. Simply put, it’s magical. It is stunningly beautiful, comfortable, and spacious. It is well equipped with high end bedding and towels and a fully stocked kitchen. The landscape is like something out of a movie. Think Jurassic Park! Lots of wildlife to enjoy too—-the monkeys are hilarious! This home is much more than a typical vacation property. For our family it created incredible memories that will last a lifetime. We played cards in the evening on the expansive lit porch...and did our daily workouts in the yard (the hill was perfect for running up and down!). I have to mention Camela, Leroy and Tony...they work hard to keep this property looking fantastic but beyond that they are extraordinary people. We enjoyed getting to know them and look forward to seeing them again. I highly recommend spending your hard earned vacation at Butlers House in Nevis.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda, I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your return visit to Butlers House. Thank you so much for your kind words and I hope you are adjusting to the colder weather up North. Tim
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Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have always wanted to go to Nevis and when Butlers House came up on VRBO I knew this was the one. We stayed for 3 weeks with different family members visiting. This was the best vacation I have ever had. First the house was amazing. Just like the pictures. We spent the biggest part of our time on the veranda enjoying the lovely garden and the view. The pool was also top notch. I can't put in words how beautiful this house and property is. I was concerned about the fact there is no A/C but if there had been one it would not have been used. The breezes never stop. The weather was perfect. I cannot say enough about Butlers House and also the property manager Kay Loomis is now a new friend. Enjoyed visiting with her. Camella came 2 times a week to tidy the house for us and we had dinner prepared for us on our first night there. Everyone we met were very friendly. If you are looking for a peaceful vacation this is the House to visit. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dianne, We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation. There are so many wonderful places that you could choose and stay on the Island and we want to ensure you enjoy your time at Butlers House. We are also so lucky to have Kay and Camella, they do a wonderful job. Regards, Tim
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The real Nevis with all the perks!

  • 5 of 5

Paradise with a view of heaven from the veranda......and everywhere.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and as you say, it is pretty close to Paradise!
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The perfect honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have hoped for a better place to enjoy our honeymoon. Our stay at Butlers was breathtaking, incredibly comfortable and left us with so many fantastic memories. The slightest mention of Nevis or Butlers leaves us with a smile on our faces.

We loved spending times on the terrace and by the pool, taking the time to unwind with beautiful panoramic views and incredible weather. Whether it was for a nap after lunch, to read, to watch wildlife or swim, the outdoor areas were perfect for us. I've never felt more relaxed, more quickly, on any other holiday.

When we weren't sunning ourselves outside, the indoors were perfect too. Like the rest of the property, the photos and video on the website do a great job of showing what an incredible property it is. Whilst we stayed as just a couple, the property could comfortably accommodate the extra people suggested on the website, either enjoying time as a large group or separately thanks to the number of seating areas.

There's so much more to do but Nevis is not somewhere to rush around and tick off a list of attractions. Nevis is best enjoyed slowly and often without a plan. Taking time to enjoy the little things about the island is what made the trip for us. Slowly walking the streets in Charlestown, speaking with an amazing woman at the Newcastle pottery cooperative, waiting for a herd of goats to slowly move off the road, watching hermit crabs climb over a tree, the list goes on. If you're lucky enough to visit Nevis, make sure to take it easy and stop to look/talk to people.

Tim and Kay were fantastic in ensuring our arrival was simple and our stay perfect. Kay helped arranged transport from the airport, water taxi to Nevis, a hire car ready at the property and food on our arrival, which helped us immediately relax and enjoy ourselves. We were given plenty of ideas for what to do, where to go and how to enjoy our time on Nevis.

We've already recommended Butlers to family and friends. We'd love to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

First let me start by apologizing that I forgot to rate this gem! We stayed in the winter of 2014/2015. The calendar will not let me go that far back, so I chose a date similar, but one year forward.

Honestly, I had never heard of Nevis and didn't know what to expect when my sister decided to renew her wedding vows on the island. I did a little looking around and decided on Butler's House for my family (me, my wife, our grown son, my father and my mother). There was plenty of room and we truly enjoyed our stay.

It's a great little island to get away on. There isn't as much to do as some other islands, so you don't feel obligated to be doing something all the time. It gives you a nice excuse to do nothing and just relax and watch the daily parade of monkeys in the yard.

The island is rather small, so there is no problem exploring it all in just a day or two and then knowing it almost like a local! There are some really great restaurants (Golden Rock and Dos Gringos were our favorites).

The only negative was the like of air conditioning (and I would only knock off half a star if that was an option). We were there between Christmas 2014 and New Years 2015 and it was a bit warm some nights. It wasn't real bad, just a little uncomfortable one or two nights. Mostly the breeze is enough. I can only guess summer time could be really bad.

(neat little trivia we put together once we got home...on the road up to the house is a little convenience store that is open most days. It is called Butler's Domino College, and is the same as the one mentioned in the Jimmy Buffett song "Domino College.")

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom, It is so good to hear from you and we are so glad that you had a wonderful stay at Butlers House and Nevis Island. Thank you so much for your feedback. As you know being at 700ft above sea level and overlooking the Atlantic with uninterrupted views it affords the home the most idyllic breezes in the day and night but very occasionally the Leeward Tradewinds just doesn't want to blow like it does most of the time. We do have new portable fans should anyone wish to use them on the occasional night that Mother Nature has decided to not to blow like she normally does. Once again, so glad you found Butlers House to be a Gem to stay at. All the best, Tim
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Car: recommended

'Hiking through the rainforest,''Hiking up to Butler's Source,' 'Artefact hunting', whale-watching (Jan-April)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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