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Palms Court Gardens, romantic cottage, luxury pool, ocean view.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 840 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleep 2-4

Settled on a small hill, just off the old town Basseterre with fabulous views on the harbor and the caribbean sea, just a 3 min. walk away from the town beach and vegetable and fish market, lies the privately owned property Palms Court Gardens, surrounded by one acre lush, tropical gardens and a luxury infinity pool.

The property consists of the main house, housing the rooms of the owners, the kitchen for the restaurant (Open Mo - Sun: 9am - 5pm) and the Shell Works gift boutique, and an all wood cottage. The rental apartment is on the second floor of the cottage, offering the best view on the island of the historic town Basseterre, the harbour and the ocean with the neighbouring island Nevis in the background.

Being on the top floor of the wooden cottage, the apartment's ambiance profits from the open vaulted Caribbean style wood ceilings with its visible beams. The decor is held in a luxurious, mediterranean 'shabby chic' style. A fully equipped kitchen with enclosed dining/living space, a spacious bathroom with walk in shower and separate toilet, a library, free Wi-Fi, a large air conditioned bedroom with one queen size and one single bed (enough space to put another bed for a family with 2 children) and a large flat screen TV, Bose radio/CD player, offers everything you look for in your home away from home.

Palms Court Gardens is privately owned. Until 2003 it belonged to the Royal Bank of Canada who for many years had their managers staying at this property. In 2003 it was sold to a local business man and his wife - an arts and crafts teacher from Switzerland. The property and gardens then were completely transformed into a mediterranean/ Caribbean dream and opened to the public the first time in 2010. Although on a day with cruise ships in port, an average of 10 - 30 visitors are touring the garden and 10 - 15 day visitors are spending some time at the pool (9am - 5pm), the guests at the cottage still enjoy their full privacy, as the apartment is located on the second floor and out of the eye of the garden visitor.

The cottage was initially built for the family's own purposes; a design studio on the ground level and a one bedroom apartment on the second floor for their private guests. It is now offered for the first time for rent.

After the family purchased the property in 2003, a 7 year period followed of extensive restorations, re-landscaping, and adding a luxury infinity pool and the guest cottage. The family finally decided to share the beauty of the gardens and the stunning ocean, town and mountain views with the public. Carrying idea was to support the Children Educational Fund St.Kitts with the generated income. A special attraction at Palms Court Gardens is Shell Works

St.Kitts, with its production site and gift shop located between the guest cottage and main house. Jewellery, gift items and home accessories, all made from natural and local materials, are produced right on location and invite the visitor to watch and talk to the artisans.

Designed and restored for the private use, each inch throughout the garden, main house, patio and guest cottage is done with extraordinary style and class, and offering all the amenities your looking for your private home away from home.

View and read the travel blog from Palms Court Gardens guests Marlene and Steve: http://travellingwithsteveandmarlene.blogspot.ca/2013/03/st-kitts-thanks-for-joining-us.html

More Details

Owner
Claudia Amory
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Claudia Amory

Palms Court Gardens is privately owned. Until 2003 it belonged to the Royal Bank of Canada who for many years had their managers staying at this property. In 2003 it was sold to a local business man, Ernest Amory and his wife Claudia - an arts and crafts teacher from Switzerland.

The cottage was initially built for the family's own purposes; a design studio on the ground level and a one bedroom apartment on the second floor for their private guests. It is now offered for the first time for rent.

After the family purchased the property in 2003, a 7 year period followed of extensive restorations, re-landscaping, and adding a luxury infinity pool and the guest cottage. The family finally decided to share the beauty of the gardens and the stunning ocean, town and mountain views with the visitors and residents of St.Kitts.

Claudia Amory purchased this cottage in 2003

What makes this cottage unique

Designed and restored for the private use, each inch throughout the garden, main house, patio and guest cottage is done with extraordinary style and class, and offering all the amenities you're used from your private home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Claudia



I hope that this e-mail finds you well.



Following our recent stay at Palm Court Gardens we just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to say thank you to you and your fabulous Team. Our booking was hassle free, the property and grounds were stunning and the Team were as helpful as they could possibly be. We look forward to coming and staying at the cottage again on our next visit to the island.



Best wishes

Sidney & Sukhie
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Basseterre Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Separate toilet, walk in shower, hair dryer, 110/220 V.
  • Separate toilet, walk in shower, hair dryer, 110V and 220 V.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Additional fold up bed possible in bedroom.
  • Large flat screen TV, A/C, ceiling fan, wireless, large closet space, reading lights, mosquito screens, 110/220V.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A car is recommended, but not necessary. As a former english colony driving is on the left street side! Available car rentals in town: AVIS Delisle Walwyn Auto Rentals Thrifty/TDC Car Rentals

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Palms Court Gardens, romantic cottage, luxury pool, ocean view.
average rating of 4.87234 based on 50 reviews
4

Truly Caribbean!

  • 4 of 5

Exactly as described! Clean, well stocked with essentials, relaxing environment. Had breakfast from the restaurant on site each morning, delivered up to the porch overlooking the ocean and the pool. We arrived for a late check-in, and the owner, Ernest Amory, gave us a complete tour of the grounds and cottage, shared a much needed and refreshing beverage, and made us feel like his home was ours for our time there. He checked on us each morning, even bringing coffee and rolls from the bakery he owns in town. Because he is from St Kitts, he can answer any question you have. You can see the cruise ships dock from the property and easily walk to that area. We did have daypass visitors at the pool each day, but it wasn't an issue for us. The shop on grounds has the cutest stuff. Adding the shell ornaments to my Christmas tree this year, but wish I could have purchased some bigger items. Just didn't want to deal with shipping or customs. Overall, I feel like we made a good friend in Ernest, and wife Claudia, although she wasn't there for our visit this time, but always quickly responded to questions while booking. Have worried about how the property faired with hurricane Irma and just hope all is well. Thanks for an awesome visit, Dana and Keith Seifert

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dana and Keith Many thanks for the time and effort you took to write such a detailed, informative and positive review, about which Ernest and I and our staff are very happy of course, as all of us try our very best to make the stay of our guests unforgettable. In this regard, I would be very appreciative as well, if you can let me know, why the star rating didn't make it up to 5 stars, so we can improve, what is not perfect as yet. Many thanks, and we will be very happy to welcome you any time again when you will be on St.Kitts. Claudia
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5

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

An amazing experience. Stunning scenery and lovely interior. Would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a great pleasure to have you had with us, and we're happy to hear that you have liked staying with us. Unfortunately it was a very short stay, and we will be very happy to have you anytime again with us for a longer period of time.
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Beautiful setting, lovely cottage, breathtaking views but hot and noisy.

  • 2 of 5

Palms Court is a beautiful place. The gardens are lovely, the cottage porch is fantastic, the views are amazing, the pool is refreshing, and the cottage amenities are good. However, there are two major issues with the cottage, in our opinion; first being the heat! Although there is air conditioning in the bedroom, which would have worked out for us, except, you cannot close the windows. So not only did it remain hot in the room it is a horrible waste of a resourse. The room never cooled off and the humidity was so high it was miserable. Even after a cool shower it was still way too hot. The open bedroom windows leads us

to our second complaint- to noise from the street. We felt like the loud and rowdy people on the street may as well join us in the bedroom. It was horrible; yelling, screaming, horns blowing, etc. And this was past 11:30pm. We excepted some noises- frogs chirping, leaves blowing- not something out of the jungles of Nicaragua. Sadly, we moved over to the Marriott.

We are not saying people should not go to Palms Court! What we are saying is that if you can adapt to the heat and noise you will love it. It is a pretty place and the food and pool are great!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lynn I'm very sorry to hear that you had issues with heat and noise. What I can say is, that 80-90% out of the year always a nice breeze is blowing from the ocean. That's why we have burglar proof mosquito screens all around, so the windows and doors can stay open to let the breeze in. This is also the reason we have plantation shutters in the master bed room (without glass), so the cooling ocean breeze can go straight through the whole apartment from front to back, while providing shade and the authentic Caribbean look at the same time. For those days without much breeze, there are additional ceiling fans in the bed-, living- and bathroom. Regarding the noise in the street behind the bedroom, I must say, that I'm very surprised, as you make it sound like it was noisy during your whole stay. The road behind the bedroom though, is only a side street with resident traffic only, and not a main street at all. The barking dogs in the neighbourhood and the chirping tree frogs could rather be a problem for some than yelling or screaming people or blowing horns. This is the first time I hear of anything like this from our guests, and also have not experienced it myself either, when staying at the cottage. It seems to me, that you have been extremely unlucky staying during a time with first only little breeze, and second some of the neighbours having had a cheerful Caribbean gathering in the road right outside the cottage, of which I cannot imagine that they were repeating this every evening. Anyhow, I'm really sorry to hear that your stay has not been as you have expected, and we decided therefore to pick up your idea for glass windows, and will replace the plantation shutters with wooden French windows to still keep the Caribbean charm, and to avoid any noise/heat problems in the future.
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5

The highlight of our trip to St Kitts.

  • 5 of 5

Professional and friendly staff, fantastic views, comfortable and elegantly styled. We are already planning our next trip and will hope to stay at Palm Court Gardens again! The guest house has unique charm and is a rare find.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Marco Many thanks for your feedback on your stay at Palms Court Gardens cottage. We are very happy to hear, that everything has been to your expectation and are looking forward very much to welcome you again soon.
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5

Incredible and Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this property justice. Beautiful gardens, incredible view of the bay & islands from every which way, awesome staff especially the chef! Could not have been happier! Must try evening swim, banana bread, drinks, breakfast, & shrimp quesadilla. Mango and starfruit fresh from the grounds. Very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicole, Hello Nicole Thank you for your very nice review. Your positive comments are very much appreciated by our staff, especially our chef Nailah. Thank you for mentioning our fresh fruits from the grounds as well; in addition to Mango and Starfruit, we also have Pomegranate and Soursop fruits most of which we use to either make or decorate our tasty frozen drinks. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to another opportunity to welcome you at Palms Court Gardens again in the near future.
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Comfortable cottage in wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying at Palms Court Gardens. The cottage had every amenity we could ask for (kitchen was well stocked!), and the bed was very comfortable. The bedroom is air conditioned, which was good, because it would have been very warm at night otherwise (summer nights are warm!). During the day, we generally just left the screen doors on the front of the cottage open so the nice ocean breeze could come in! We regrettably never ate at the Palms Court Gardens restaurant, but the staff was very accommodating and helpful during our stay. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the patio in the mornings and having the pool area to ourselves in the evenings. The location was convenient to different activities on the island and we had no problem parking our rental car on the road right outside the Gardens. For those of you interested in activities, its walking distance to ProDivers Scuba (highly recommend!) and many of the tour groups pick up from OTI, which is just a short walk away as well. Thank you again helping make our trip so wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Greg's Safaris
The Circus
Mr. X's Shiggidy Shack Beach Bar
Day Trip to Nevis
Spencer Cameron Art Gallery
Botanical Garden of Nevis
The National Museum of St. Kitts
Marshall's
Fisherman's Wharf
Ballahoo Restaurant
Serendipity
Ocean Terrace Inn
Sprat Net
Brimstone Hill Fortress
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Robert L.Bradshaw international airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Tony's
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Town ferry to Nevis
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
St.Kitts Marriott Frigate Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Ocean Terrace Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Town beach
Car: recommended

Palms Court Gardens is located just a 2 min. walkaway from 4 fabulous restaurants, all located on the same street. Asian Gardens offers Taiwanesan cuisine, Waterfalls at Ocean Terrace Inn Hotel a great international and local cuisine, Serendipity just next to it a fabulous international nouvelle cuisine, and 2 min. further down the road lies Fisher Man's Wharf, offering local cuisine directly on the waterfront.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Terms of cancellation:
- in writing until 90 days before arrival: at no cost *
- 89 - 60 days before arrival: 50 % *
- 59 - 30 days before arrival: 75% of the total price *
- 29 - 0 days before arrival: 100% of the total price* 
* excludes Bank fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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