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ST KITTS Charming Island Cottage in a Beautiful Beach Location STUNNING VIEWS

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Situated overlooking the quiet Turtle Beach Cove on the renowned South East Peninsula is a very peaceful and private charming cottage.

Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the pelicans dive for their breakfast. Keep an eye out for sea turtles on the amazing reef just below the cottage. Hummingbirds buzz around you in the gardens surrounding the cottage.

Have a sunset drink and be amazed at the outstanding view of Nevis in the distance. Watch the colors fade as yachts and sailing boats sail off into the blue caribbean waters at days end.

Ocean Song Villa and Cottage guests have the use of a private and spacious beach front lounge a few minutes walk away at the Turtle Beach Cottage. Villa and cottage guests along with the guests of the top floor apartment at Turtle Beach Cottage will enjoy the exclusive use of the spacious beach front lounge with honour bar, complimentary beach lounge chairs outdoor shower, washroom and full kitchen facilities perfect for whipping up a meal beachside. The best accessible coral reef on island for snorkelling is right outfront of the beach lounge. This is also one of the best bays on island for Kite Surfing.

Ocean Song Cottage is a island style designed cottage, with hard woods, natural stone, walliba shingle, granite, marble, and antique bricks and tiles, and hand cut stone. There is a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Antique and custom designed furnishings and prints, King Size bed, a selection of books and window seat. Outdoor shower with natural stone. A built in seating and lounging area with private garden. There is also high speed internet and Cable TV. The cottage sits upon the hillside next door to our main Ocean Song Villa (VRBO 379977). Let prevailing winds and ceiling fan will cool you as the waves lull you to sleep.

From the car park there are approximately 22 stone steps up to the cottage with no hand rails.

This cozy cottage, situated in lush tropical foliage with breathtaking Ocean views, is a few minutes walk to Turtle Beach which has one of the best coral reefs for snorkeling on the island.

Within a few minutes’ walk of the cottage you will be on the beach where you can snorkel, swim or relax under a shady tree, and enjoy the inviting views of the reef, Booby Island and Nevis directly in front. Or beach comb the shallow sandy pools and turtle grass beds along the shore.

Cockleshell Beach is approx. 15 minutes walk along the beach and across the dune. Reggae Beach Bar and Grill, Lion Rock and Spice Mill restaurants are all located there, where you will have your choice of beach casual or Gourmet. A wide variety of water sports are located at Cockleshell , as well as a sailing school. Water Taxis to Nevis are also available from Reggae Beach bar and the Drive on car Ferry is a 5 minute drive away at Majors 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 18 hole championship golf course.

Keywords: Beach, Cottage, Beautiful Ocean Views, Quiet

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Penny

Ricky and Penny built the first 4 Villas at Turtle Beach and have built several since. We kept the best property for ourselves and have built an ideal private island cottage on the grounds. Turtle Beach has over 20 villas now.

Penny purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Penny chose Basseterre

Turtle Beach is located on the South East Peninsula of

St Kitts which we think is the best part of the island. You will NEVER hear the ongoing NOISE of cars/trucks/motorcycles or experience traffic like the Frigate Bay area. It's all about the sounds of the surf, bird song and nature! 5 minutes drive will take you to some of the islands BEST restaurants and more fabulous beaches. A QUICK water taxi to our neighbouring island of NEVIS will bring you to more great restaurants, history and charm of the Caribbean!

What makes this cottage unique

Peaceful garden cottage within walking distance to snorkelling, swimming and great restaurants!

More excellent dining options within 6 minutes drive and more beautiful beaches and hiking close by!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Penny,

I just wanted to say thank you for a great week in St. Kitts. The cottage was beautiful and more than we could have hoped for. We enjoyed meeting Ricky and appreciated all of his help. Thanks for the opportunity to spend some time in paradise!! We are trying to plan our next trip with our daughter and son in law and hope to stay in the big house.

Mar 2014
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Basseterre Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Chaires, Beach towels, Masks, snorkels, fins, picnic cooler.


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ST KITTS Charming Island Cottage in a Beautiful Beach Location STUNNING VIEWS
average rating of 4.927273 based on 59 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from 7 incredible nights at Ocean Song Cottage. Ricky and Penny's cottage is the perfect spot for two! It's open and very spacious with beautiful views and sounds over looking Turtle Beach and Nevis. The many built in seating areas are a must for a cup of coffee, or cold beverage anytime of the day!! The gardens on the property are just beautiful and the herb garden can't be beat..... and if you're lucky, you'll meet the gardener, and he will be happy to open up a fresh coconut for you!! The cottage is stocked above and beyond with what you will need for your stay. The outdoor shower has a amazing view with some interesting visitors. LOVED it!!

We rented a jeep for the week, but you could easily manage without one - as walking distance to many beach front options is very doable. Reggae Beach Bar & Grill and Spice Mill are a must. Also, Salt Plage for a amazing picture perfect sunset right on the water! Not to mention, some great signature cocktails and yummy food. If you do rent a vehicle, take a trip around the island. There are so many things to see and do. Be sure to check out The Coconut Farm for local produce and Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor. We found the locals to be very friendly and helpful anywhere that we would go.

Lastly, but most importantly Ricky and Penny!! They were the best and very personable. They make you feel VERY welcomed. The use of their private beach front lounge is right on the water and very fun. It has everything you need for a great day on the beach. Be sure to listen to Ricky and Penny's tips on where to go and what to do during your will not be disappointed!!

Can't wait to go back!!

Bobby and Jackie

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Romantic get-away if you like privacy!

  • 5 of 5

The Ocean Song Cottage is the perfect romantic place, if you like to be on your own and somewhat isolated from the crowds. My husband and I prefer staying in stand alone buildings, doing much of our own cooking and having quiet secluded places to have coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. This fits the bill! We are not hotel people. There are a number of grocery stores that provide everything you might need for vacation cooking and drinking. (Much of the meat/chicken/fish is frozen though.)

While on St. Kitts, we learned that the south side of the island is the best place to be! The northern part is primary local, with little to no vacation feel to it. Basseterre is consumed with cruise ships. Frigate Bay is OK, but more hotel focused than we like. Only a few minutes away from Ocean Song, by car, there are several beaches with a variety of restaurants.

My only concern about the cottage was it's proximity to the accompaning Villa. It is amazing that while they set close to each other, there was zero invasion of privacy - for either one. There were 3 couples staying in the beautiful villa, however we only saw them occassionally at the beach front porch (which is also beautiful and fun to access to a quite, very private beach). As the pictures would indicate, the cottage is not very big, but is very comfortable and the white chairs outside are perfect for watching the ocean and nature.

Penny and Rickie are amazing hosts - available but pretty much invisible unless you need something : ) I would definitely recommend this property if you like to vacation they way we do.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, unique property with outstanding view of Nevis

  • 5 of 5

This property was thoughtfully built creating several unique indoor/outdoor spaces. The open top, outdoor shower was stunning and waking up to a clear view of Nevis was remarkable. I've been around St Kitts island several times and Penny's property along with the beach house access are the best on the island. Thank you for an experience we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Visit

  • 5 of 5

As the subject says this was our second time staying at Ocean Song Cottage. That's a good indicator of the kind of place it is and what good hosts Penny and Ricky are. In addition, our two different "neighbors" at the Villa during our two week stay were return visitors.

The cottage is ideal for a couple or single person. It's just the right size, with all the amenities you need. We love being able to do our own cooking and just relaxing in the evening rather than having to go out to eat all the time as you would in a hotel.

There is plenty of outdoor seating if you want to enjoy the view and sunshine at the cottage, but we usually find ourselves making our way to the beach house that is available for guests of the cottage and villa. It's really what makes the place exceptional. There are few places on St. Kitts to stay right on the beach other than the resort hotels and I doubt any, except the new Park Hyatt, boast the beautiful view across the channel to Nevis.

We've already booked for next year, but will have the villa for the second week so we can share with our adult children.

If you've not been to St. Kitts, it's a beautiful island with a pretty relaxed Caribbean feel. There is a growing tourist industry, but there are still restaurants to enjoy with the local vibe that are frequented by non-tourists. We really liked the slow pace of Discovery beach bar on Friars Beach, and excellent vegan food, but sadly it appears that a resort will be built there and displace Discovery and the other casual beach bars. Hopefully they will be able to relocate to a similar, suitable location.

A visit to Nevis is worthwhile as well. This year we spent our first 4 days there and enjoyed getting a better feel for it. There are some terrific restaurants and beaches worth visiting even if going just for a day trip. Bananas up in the hills is good and has a very jungle atmosphere. Chrishi Beach club has great lunch fair and plenty of beach chairs available if you want to enjoy some time on the water. We also liked the Gin Trap, Hermitage, where we stayed, and Golden Rock, all have nice restaurants and good food. And, of course, rum punch that each will claim is the best.

Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

From booking to arrival, Penny, Ricky and Franklin couldn’t have been more helpful or made our stay any better. We arrived on a busy Saturday evening, and by the time we’d cleared the airport and collected our hire car, it was after dark. Franklin, who manages the property, drove out to meet us, and show us to the property, which was such good - and unexpected - service.

Ocean Song cottage is a wonderful place to stay. The views from inside the cottage and from the different terraced seating areas outside are amazing. There are even ocean and garden views from the open air shower!

The cottage is well equipped, with all bed linen, bath and beach towels supplied. There is also a well equipped kitchen. Penny supplies a cell phone charged up and ready to make local calls, and she and Ricky are able to offer lots of advice about places to visit and restaurants and bars that are worth trying out. The gardens around the cottage are beautiful and very well kept. While you’re sat in the garden you’re sure to see humming birds and also the occasional monkey passing by.

A short walk or drive down the very quiet road is the beach cottage, that you have use of while you are staying at Ocean Song. The beach cottage has a kitchen and toilet, and also an honesty bar that is very well equipped! It’s a lovely place to sit and chill, either inside or on the sunbeds outside. The beach cottage is right on the beach so you can literally step out into the ocean.

We only had a week at Ocean Song Cottage, but would have loved to have stayed longer. It’s a very special place and we would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Most Relaxing Caribbean Stay Yet

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quintessential Caribbean-y place to relax and seriously decompress, as we were, look no further. This cottage is so cozy, quaint and comfortable. The side patio was our go-to place for hours every morning; the beach cottage or our balcony was our go-to place in the evening. Afternoons, we spent at the beach cottage....if you have your own private beach and honor bar, why would you feel a need to go anywhere else? Unfortunately during our stay, the hurricanes had washed a bunch of seaweed onto the beach, so we passed on snorkeling. But, that in no way, diminished our vacation.

We loved the decor in the took us a week to discover and enjoy all the treasures that Ricky and Penny had placed everywhere. We were still discovering new fun things on our last day as we were packing up.

The Reggae Beach Bar and Grill ended up being the go to place during our stay. The employees made us feel like loved locals (even though we'd be leaving in a week), the rum punches were killer, and their food was quite good. I am not a coconut fan and yet I loved their coconut shrimp...had an order every visit. And we're so glad we had the opportunity to enjoy their lobster buffet twice during our stay.

Two other spots we enjoyed were Salt Plage for a cocktail (or two) during sunset and Spice Mill for the food and atmosphere.

Can't finish this review without mentioning our hosts. We only had the pleasure of meeting Ricky, (Penny was in Canada). He is so personable and was so thorough in showing us around the cottage, recommending great places to dine, and showing us around both of the other rental properties in his portfolio. We had the pleasure of touring the three-bedroom villa next to our cottage and it looks so beautiful and comfortable! We're already recruiting friends and family for a stay in 2019 and can't wait!

Side notes: Love an outdoor shower! Have never woken up to a Peeping-Tom monkey, but very amusing!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for leaving us such a great, and detailed, review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our Charming Cottage! Come back soon! Penny & Ricky
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning service fee $115
Refundable damage deposit $200

We collect a CASH $200 damage deposit on arrival to be refunded in full upon check out once there has been no damage to our cottage and contents. Thank you.

Air Conditioners must be turned off when not in the cottage - we check our Meters upon check in and check out. Should there be over usage - charges will be deducted from Damage Deposit.

Maid service is available for a daily rate of USD$55.00 please arrange with our property manager on St Kitts or email Penny

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund