Black Sand Cove, a House at the Beach Set in Wonderful Gardens(32 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 bedroom oceanfront vacation rental near Charlestown, St. Kitts and Nevis
Amenities include Internet access, a washer/dryer, and a grill on the patio.
The beautiful and innovatively designed gardens were developed by Julie Toll, who has won many awards in England, including 4 Gold and 2 Silver awards at the famous Chelsea Flower Show. Her special interest is the use of native species, and environmentally-sound landscaping. Secluded on our private acreage, you'll hear only the sounds of nature: the wind in the banana trees, the birds, the crickets, and the waves on the shore of the virtually private beach. (While all beaches are public property on Nevis, the only way to get to this beach is down our stairway.) The 360-degree views provide fabulous sunrises and sunsets, and the passing spectacle of the changing clouds all day long. This is a great place to get away from it all, and write, paint, play music, or just relax.
Black Sand Cove has a Facebook page with dozens of photos, including photos and recommendations by guests, guest reviews, and information about what's going on on Nevis. You don't have to be a Facebook user to see it:
just search for blacksandcove on Facebook.
On the sides of Mt. Nevis, the now-quiet volcano, are tropical forests with near-rainforest vegetation. Our comprehensive guest information books give recommendations for our favorite restaurants and activities, with details about where to go and how to get there. With temperatures in the 80's year-round, guest sometimes tell us they regret having to ever leave!
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Member since: 2003
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
Children of all ages have fun here: the pool, the swimming beach, the paths to explore through the garden and the whole 8-acre property. It's all fenced-in, so it's safe for young children to explore. ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Available
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
- There are 2 bedrooms with baths, and a sleeping porch that closes off with curtains and has its own bath off the patio. So the house sleeps 6, plus another child or two if you use the second sofabed in the living room. We also have a cottage on the same property, Black Sand Cove Cottage (see its listing, # 164256 at homeaway.com). It is entirely separate, with its own entrance gate and parking area. You don't see the cottage from the house, due to extensive landscaping. The cottage has a queen-size bed and a sofa bed. Some guests rent both properties for a larger group. With both units, you can easily accommodate 8 - 10 people....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The spacious house has a convenient desk, and if you travel with a laptop, you'll enjoy working with a ocean breeze and views of the gardens and the sea. And the house has several pleasant dining areas, depending on the weather: on the screened porch, on the garden patio, or indoors. Elderly or handicapped guests may wish to know that there is a step up to the door, and another step up to the living room. You can see dozens of photos of Nevis and of Black Sand Cove on our website, along with other details. And go look at the Facebook page to see more photos, and reviews, recommendations, and photos from guests. You don't need to be a Facebook user. Just put this in your brewer: facebook.com/blacksandcove...moreless
- Books For Adults
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
We usually eat all meals on the screened porch in front. If the evening is very warm, it can be cooler to eat at the table on the back patio, where there is the most breeze. Indoor table also....moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Small Cooler
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
mid season - spring
Apr 17 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 16 - Apr 13, 2018
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 9%
Add $100 per week for each person over 4, to cover for extra cleaning time during and after your visit. The maid comes twice per week.
1/2 down to hold reservations, 1/2 on arrival, by personal check or PayPal on-line
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Nevis is a small island, comparatively undeveloped, and off-the-beaten-track. Nature, hiking, swimming, birding, enjoying the rainforest and the fabulous views, and just relaxing: these are popular activities. Nevis has lots of nice restaurants, but if you're looking for casinos, nightlife, and shopping, you need a different island. For a delightful natural environment, on a comparatively undeveloped island, we recommend Nevis!
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Tim and I bought this home to use for vacations, family gatherings, and eventually for retirement. People who have stayed at many rental homes in the Caribbean describe ours as one of the best equipped they've seen. That's because we spend quite a lot of time there ourselves. We designed the kitchen so that more than one person has convenient space to work together, because we like to cook in teams when a large family group gathers. Every room in the light, airy house has delightful views. We planned the swimming pool with broad, shallow steps to make it user-friendly for parents playing in the water with young children. With an additional cottage, close by but entirely separate and not visible from the house, a larger group of 8-12 can be comfortable, so it's a great place for an extended family get-together. If Tim ever felt ready to retire, we would spend more of the winter here ourselves. Maybe later in our lives...
Why the Owner Chose Fountain, Saint Kitts and Nevis:
Nevis is a small island, popular with those who seek a comparatively undeveloped tropical island to enjoy nature, hiking, swimming, and the wonderful views. Hiking in the rainforest is a popular activity. Knowledgeable guides are available to take adventurous hikers to the top of the volcano. Horseback riding and biking are available, and deep sea-fishing, sailing, scuba, and windsurfing are popular activities. There are art galleries and 2 museums. Information about activities and restaurants is waiting for you in our guest information binder. Black Sand Cove is on Facebook, with lots more photos of the property and of Nevis. Guests have posted their reviews, recommendations, and this own photos. No need to be a Facebook participant to see the Black Sand Cove Facebook page. Just search for blacksandcove on Facebook.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of our guests, who grew up on a different nearby island, declared our garden the most beautiful in the Caribbean. We just use simple plants, largely native species, local plants that thrive in the dry, sunny, seaside location. Native hardwoods like logwood, sandbox tree, and wild almond, and majestic royal palms: these are main features. The main reason for the engaging and delightful appeal is the inspired talent of Julie Toll, a well-known landscape designer based in Britain. And the setting itself is charming: sea in front, mountain behind. There's plenty to do on Nevis, but some of our guests tell us that once they get here, they don't feel motivated to leave very much for other places. They'd rather just hang around and enjoy Black Sand Cove.
- Secondary: +1 6128129395
Links to more information:
House and pool with Mt Nevis behind
Palms and clouds reflected in the pool
Porch of main house
The morning sun slants into the kitchen
The house has a washer and dryer for your use
Enjoying the beach as the sun gets low in the sky
The driftwood gate to the trail along the shore to the southern tip of Nevis
A ship passes the front of the house
House at night
Living room in the main house
Gingerbread arch and sleeping porch
The green bedroom has twin beds
There's plenty of workspace in the kitchen
The house has a table and chairs on the back patio, and on the front porch too.
Black Sand beach
Our garden frames Mt Nevis
When the aloes bloom, the hummingbirds are extra busy
Migrating monarchs rest on the jatrophas
A path through the garden
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017
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