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Bright, Breezy Condo on the Palmy Shore

Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis
  • Condo
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This two-bed, two bath condo stands in a spacious, breezy five acre communal garden that leads right onto the ocean shore where the surf crashes and dawn breaks. You look down from the spacious balcony onto the nearby communal pool and out through palms and casuarinas trees to the sea. There is a large balcony where birds come to be fed and you can relax and read after swimming, golf or exploring. The centre of the garden has shady sitting areas and a barbecue where you can grill the catch of the day - or carry your coffee fifty yards to the gazebo overlooking the wide, wild, romantic beach.

The development is tranquil and, being over twenty years old, enjoys mature gardens and much more space than is often the case with newer properties. Neighboring condos do not overlook you, but the inhabitants are friendly! It is well maintained with an excellent, conscientious management team (office hours) to look after you. Laundry facilities are on site, are communal and coin-operated.

The condo itself consists of two double bedrooms with A/C and ceiling fan - though from Dec-March the sea breeze is often enough to keep you comfortable at night. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, shower and loo, with vanity units in the bedrooms. The living space is over 30 feet long with dining area and sitting area separated by a kitchen with breakfast bar. That wonderful sun streams in every morning and the kingbirds twitter from the highest boughs, where monkeys sometimes chatter and hide.

Keywords: Condo

Owner

Sue Limb

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Sue Limb

I'm a writer specialising in comedy. I've written for TV, radio, and newspapers and published over thirty books.

Sue Limb purchased this Condo in 2006

Why Sue Limb chose Kittian Village

We fell in love with St Kitts because it's a wonderful, atmospheric, old-fashioned island where you can enjoy traditional Caribbean lifestyle in tranquil surroundings while the waves crash and the clouds sail majestically across the lush mountain tops. Education is valued here, and there are many historic sites to explore as well as fabulous beaches. The island's careful development plan has ensured that the integrity of the main part of the island has been unsullied by inappropriate building, and at the island's heart is a mountain range covered with rainforest.

What makes this Condo unique

The garden at Island Paradise is a huge plus - five acres of mature trees and flowers right on the ocean's shore. The friendly and helpful office staff always make sure we are comfortable. And the condo itself, all on one level, with two en-suite bathrooms and right next to the pool, is incredibly convenient. Our huge terrace is a great place to chill out. PJ's Italian restaurant is just a step away and right next to Island Paradise we have a mini supermarket, wine shop and internet cafe. Walking along the Atlantic beach (at the bottom of the garden) is always a thrill, and the Caribbean beach is only a ten minute stroll away. And if you like golf, well... we're almost on the green! There's a cab rank outside the property so you don't even need to rent a car. But if you do want that independence, we recommend Bullseye Auto Rental - service that second to none and with a really personal touch.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beach View
                There is a glimpse of the ocean from our balcony through trees, and the view varies as the gardeners trim and prune trees and bushes. The ocean is about 80-100 meters away through the garden.
              • Beachfront
                The nearest Caribbean beach suitable for swimming is a ten minute walk or 2 minutes car ride.
              • Oceanfront
                The ocean is at the bottom of the communal garden, where there is a gazebo and loungers. It's the Atlantic, so it's wild and windy and refreshing.
              • Resort
                There are watersports, beach shacks etc 10 mins walk away at South Frigate Bay. There are cafes, restaurants and shops within 100-200 meters

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Wireless Internet

                        Kitchen

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

                            Dining

                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Netflix is enabled.

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        5 acres of communal gardens
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Suitability

                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool

                                                Attractions

                                                  • duty free shops
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • sailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                24 Reviews

                                                                Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great Place and Location to stay!!!

                                                                We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!

                                                                A very comfortable condo perfectly located to restaurants, stores and to explore the island. We enjoyed having breakfast and an evening cocktail on the balcony.

                                                                Frigate Bay is the area of the island that you want to stay in. I had originally thought about other locations. We were very happy with our choice.

                                                                Sue was great and easy to deal with.

                                                                We also rented from Bullseye car rental, as Sue suggested to get around. Owner was a very nice gentlemen and will provide a discount.

                                                                Here's a restaurant review:

                                                                Italian nearby (CIAO) - very mediocre

                                                                Cathy's - very good and reasonably priced food - be prepared to wait

                                                                Lobster Fest, nearby - good service and food (nice salad to start)

                                                                Marriott for lunch.

                                                                Thanks Sue, hope to visit again sometime.

                                                                Rich and Joan

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks Rich and Joan! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in lovely St Kitts. Potential guests will find your recommendations very helpful. And thank you for being so pleasant and accommodating over arrival and departure arrangements. I'd be delighted to welcome you back any time!

                                                                Sue.

                                                                Just What You Need

                                                                Shaun C.Seattle, WA

                                                                Overall our stay was great. I would stay here again. This condo is in a perfect location. Nearby within walking distances, there are several restaurants (non-local food, i.e. pizza, sushi, Italian). There is also duty-free shops and a liquor store. Just a 10-15 min walk to Timothy Beach Caribbean side. The complex sits on the Atlantic as well. A short drive or cab ride to most other beaches and town. There is convenience store right nearby to get some general grocery items. Larger stores nearby. Rams have a really nice large store and the cooked food is really good the local folks line up for quite a bit to grab a bite.

                                                                Pros:

                                                                Location, location, location

                                                                Close to both the Atlantic beach and the Caribbean oceans

                                                                Taxi stand right next to property

                                                                Has parking lot near unit (we never got a car)

                                                                Pretty much everything you need in the home

                                                                Quiet area

                                                                Small Bar located in front of the property.

                                                                Pretty view

                                                                Nice large balcony area

                                                                Cons:

                                                                Older appliances and features (everything is functional). If you are looking for luxury this is not it. The air conditioner in the room with 2 twin beds dripped a bit, I think from condensation. But nothing distracting.

                                                                The office manager was never in the office. We were there during Carnival and New Years. We attempted several times to get ahold of the manager to book a catamaran but never got a response. This is no fault of the property owner.

                                                                The phone did not have funds on it as was expected but again we really didn't need it we used What's App which worked just fine to communicate.

                                                                Tips:

                                                                Book Catamaran early for Nevis all day tour. We didn't get a chance to go since they were booked.

                                                                Get a ticket for Lobster Fest on Friday beforehand. They sold out while we were there.

                                                                Lots of Cruise ships come in prepared to get to the beach early to get a good spot or wait till later. they tend to clear out around 3-4pm to head back to the ship.

                                                                If you need housekeeping services you may want to schedule that ahead of time. There is a charge for it. It would have been nice maybe for a few more beach towels or someone to clean up 1-2 x while we were there but we never got in contact with the office manager. My friends and I really didn't need it for the week we were there.

                                                                Since the big hurricane storms, Carambola beach is the best with the fewest rocks. Reggae Beach is my second place win they have a great drink called Reggae Colda yummy.

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                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks Shaun for your review - I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the many delights St Kitts has to offer. The tips you give will be really useful to future guests. Thank you for being so patient and tolerant of the details which weren't quite satisfactory. I'm sorry that the manager wasn't available during your stay. New Year is a National holiday and I believe there was also a family bereavement to deal with. I would advise guests to book catamaran trips etc direct with the companies as our manager is mainly responsible for the maids and maintenance rather than booking excursions, though she can advise.

                                                                I have acted on your suggestion and ordered some extra beach towels. I have also made arrangements to add credit to the condo's mobile phone remotely rather than relying on guests to top it up for the next users. And I will ask maintenance to investigate the drips from the air-con in the twin bedded room.

                                                                We would be more than happy to welcome you and your friends back to the condo any time!

                                                                Wonderful Stay! Wonderful Place!

                                                                Loved this trip and am already eager to return. Sue was a pleasure to deal with. Her place was fantastic. And the location and the island, were too. Easy walking distances to beaches, coffee, and bars. What else do you need?!

                                                                Can't wait to go back and will definitely choose Sue's place!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks very much for your enthusiasm. So pleased you loved delightful St Kitts and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

                                                                Can't wait to go back

                                                                Tim K.Vashon Island, WA

                                                                This was the perfect spot to call home during our week in St. Kitts. Clean, safe, quiet, comfortable, and relaxing in every way. We spent our evenings on the deck overlooking the ground and the Atlantic, sipping Caribs and breathing in the warm ocean air - in shorts and sandals even at 10pm.

                                                                Mornings were spent with the sliding glass doors wide open, having eggs cooked up in the well-equipped kitchen, or else coconut scones from a nearby bakery bought the night before. Exotic little birds hopped right up on to the coffee table to say hello - we identified these guys with the fun bird watching books available in the condo, but we won't spoil the surprise.

                                                                The beds were comfortable, and the A/C worked great. The pool just outside was very refreshing the couple of times we dipped in, but we prefer the beach and floating in the warm Caribbean sea.

                                                                You can get a few essentials at the walking-distance Ram's express market, but if you really like to cook you should make the trip to the much larger Ram's in Bird Rock, or ValuMart. It's great to pick up some snacks and basics, but don't eat in too much; you might miss out on some of the best food you'll ever have, like Lion Rock on Cockleshell Beach, Cathy's and Mr. X's on the Caribbean beach just a quick walk away, ShipWreck beach bar, Sprat Net (lobster!), and Bombay Blues (incredible Indian food, also just steps away).

                                                                We rented a car from Avis (you get miles from American Airlines when you do, which will help to us return ASAP), and there is ample parking behind the unit.

                                                                The owner, Sue, was friendly, quick to respond, and helped us to prepare for our trip. We had such a great time here that we already have our next stay booked.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks so much for your review and we're delighted that you enjoyed you stay so much. Your tips will be very helpful for future guests and we are already looking forward to welcoming you back in a few weeks' time.

                                                                The stay at Island Paradise was very good.

                                                                Cheri M.

                                                                The condo met our expectations and needs. Comfortable and basically had what we needed. We were there with our son and granddaughter and the location to the pool from the condo #15C was excellent. Quite but could hear the waves coming in and being able to walk to restaurants and coffee shops along with the convenience store "Ram's" was great. We did have a car, but if not being able to walk was wonderful. Office personnel very helpful and having laundry facilities at the resort was nice. Our suggestion was to maybe get a floor fan for the living area to move the air - less costly then another ceiling fan. The air was great at night for sleeping as well. The grounds were kept up very well. Retaining wall is replaced and the gazebo by the ocean is very relaxing.

                                                                We will be back and hopefully will be able to rent this on our next trip. Thank you Sue for the condo and info on it.

                                                                Thank you

                                                                Loved it

                                                                George S.

                                                                The apartment was bright, colourful and very comfortable. It was so peaceful, quiet and had everything we needed and more. The pool and grounds were lovely and it was handy to everything. The Italian restaurant out the front was just like being in Italy, very enjoyable. Over all I would highly recommend it 😁򐐽򐘁

                                                                Location

                                                                Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis

                                                                Frigate Bay is a peninsula where two oceans meet. There are condos, restaurants, cafes, beach shacks, a golf course, a saltwater lake with many birds, and thickly wooded hillsides. All of these are within a level walk. A car gives you absolute freedom of an enchanting and unspoilt island.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                $140avg/night
                                                                24 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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