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Black Sand Cove Cottage, in fabulous gardens by the sea

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 775 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Delightful one-room cottage (bathroom with shower) has full cooking facilities

The cottage is perfect for an individual, a couple, or parents with a small child. Its bright and beautiful decor features art work by local artists. The West Indies-style architecture includes a high ceiling and ceiling fan to maximize the cooling effects of the breezes from the Atlantic. There is a queen-size bed, a sofa bed, and 3 eating areas: inside with a view of gardens and sea; on the porch overlooking the sea; and in the back patio, with a view of Mt Nevis volcano and other hills. At the Cottage, you're surrounded by superb gardens, and you have your own outdoor hot-tub, in seclusion provided by bougainvillea, oleanders, palms, and citrus trees. There is WiFi for your laptop and other devices. The cottage is on the same multi-acre property as Black Sand Cove Main House, but is completely separate, with its own entrance gate and complete privacy thanks to the landscaping design by Julie Toll (known in Britain as multi-award winner at Chelsea Flower Show)

cottage conveniences: The cottage has a washer/dryer in a closet off the back patio. We have DSL Internet access for those who travel with a laptop. You can eat on the front porch (for morning shade), on the back patio (for mountain and garden views), or indoors by the glass doors to enjoy the view. Our comprehensive guest information binders give recommendations for our favorite restaurants and activities, with details about where to go and how to get there.

Enjoying Black Sand Cove: The beautiful and innovative-designed gardens at Black Sand Cove were designed and developed by Julie Toll. Julie has won many garden design awards in England, including 4 Gold and 2 Silver awards at the famous Chelsea Flower Show. Her special interest is maximizing the use of native species, and creating ecologically-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 frogs, and the waves on the short of the virtually private beach. (While all beaches are public property on Nevis, the only way to get to this beach is by boat or 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 relax, write, paint, play music, or just give your mind a rest. With temperatures in the 80's all year, you may have trouble leaving.

More Details

Owner
Linda
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2018

About Linda

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 designed the swimming pool with broad, shallow steps to make it user-friendly for parents playing in the water with young children. With a separate cottage, close by but entirely separate and invisible from the house, a larger group of 8-12 can fit in, so it's a great place for an extended family get-together. With that many guests, some wouldn't have their own bathrooms or private bedrooms, since they'd be using sofa beds. The maid comes every 2-3 days.

Linda purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Linda chose Prospect

Nevis is a small island, popular with those who seek a comparatively undeveloped tropical island to enjoy nature, hiking, the rainforest, and the wonderful views. Hiking in the rainforest is a popular activity. 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, windsurfing, and snorkeling are popular activities. And there are art galleries and 2 museums. Information about activities and restaurants is waiting for you in our guest information binder.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Prospect

Property Type:
  • cottage
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Elderly guests need to be able to manage the 4 steps to the entrance. The gardens and natural beauty are ideal for visitors of all ages.

Reviews

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Black Sand Cove Cottage, in fabulous gardens by the sea
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Asheville, NC
5

Amazing piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 8 days on Nevis Island at the Black Sand Cove Cottage. It was the perfect getaway, from the quiet and quaint atmosphere that is the island of Nevis to the beautiful setting at Black Sand Cove Cottage. I cannot say enough about the owners, who were wonderful to work with as we booked the cottage and inquired about various things leading up to our trip. Linda is very organized and has a very professional and accommodating staff that help with the day to day upkeep of the property, which is absolutely stunning. We were picked up at the ferry and were welcomed with a wonderful binder of information that helped us throughout our stay, in addition to Adolfo, the property manager, being always available if we needed anything. I have to highlight the beautiful gardens. I could sit outside for hours watching the hummingbirds and other species each day. It is so peaceful. We were also able to take a few limes off the trees to enjoy with the meals we made in our well-stocked kitchen. Some days my husband put up the hammock and just enjoyed the breeze and sounds of nature off the back porch. During the day, we also enjoyed venturing down to the beach at the cove which is a mere few meters away. The setting was tranquil and relaxing. The cottage was perfect for the two of us and we had plenty of room. There is a main house on the property and during our visit another couple was staying there. The design of the property is so well laid out that you really would not know if someone else was there, unless you happened upon them at the beach or if someone told you they were there. Each house has its own driveway and standard of privacy. I cannot recommend this property and its owners enough for those desiring a relaxing and personable vacation. This place is all you could ask for and more! Many thanks to Linda and her fantastic staff for a wonderful and authentic Nevis vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Black Sand Cove was actually the most beautiful place I found on the island. There is no beach like it anywhere, and the beauty and privacy that the grounds offer are unparalleled. Linda is so wonderfully detailed, making sure you are given plenty of information before going, and supplying you with so much insight while you are there. I highly recommend the pumpkin soup at Bananas, and the beautiful restaurant itself! I also recommend the beauty and seclusion of Lover’s Beach! Thanks to Adolfo for taking care of us from start to finish, and for introducing us to tamarind fruit!

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"Brain Therapy"

  • 5 of 5

"Brain Therapy." That's what Adolfo, the charming caretaker told us we would experience at Black Sand Cove cottage. He was spot on! We have been rejuvenated body, mind and soul. And the warm and friendly people of Black Sand Cove and Nevis have restored our faith in mankind. How is that for a vacation?

Where to begin? The 8 acre property is absolutely exquisite. It is stunningly beautiful, peaceful. A real garden of Eden. There is a quiet beach, refreshing pool and bubbling hot tub at your disposal. The Cottage is cozy and suited us well. (There is also a bigger house). We rented the owners' Linda and Tim's car and off we went to explore Nevis on our own terms. And explore...we did!

So much history, beauty and wonder to absorb on Nevis. Carribean dishes are so tasty...I am googling to find similar dishes I can cook. We savored freshly fried chicken from a lovely street vendor lady...we visited her a couple of times! Beaches are wonderful. Walking around Charlestown, it does not take much to imagine the town 200 and even 400 years ago. Our Alexander Hamilton was born here. Visit ruins and realize how the sugar cane and other industries built wealth for plantation owners at the expense of freedom for captive slaves. Re-learn lessons that should never be forgotten.

I think the defining moment of our trip was celebrating Easter Sunday at the Charlestown Methodist Church, which was built by freed slaves in 1844. As two Catholics from the Chicago area, we were treated to a warm welcome, handshakes, hugs, blessings, lively hymns (we just fell in love with the rockin' gospel song, "Jesus Dropped the Charges," as performed by the talented sisters and brothers of the church). I could barely contain my emotions.

The people of Nevis are as warm as the perpetual sunshine. They are "Nevis Nice" as signs on the island suggest. And they reminded us of the reasons we travel. We remember that as humans we are more alike than we are different. And it is a privilege to share stories and experiences with each other. We also are reminded what is important in life and what is not. Hopefully, this time, we can take this lesson and run with it!

Visit Black Sand Cove...I have been Home 1 day and I am still comprehending the wonder of this place, these people and the island they so graciously shared with us. This was a trip of a lifetime...my heart is dreaming of returning!

Adolfo told me I would make a good writer...well there ya go!

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brantford Ontario Canada
4

well equipped airy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped ,set back from ocean front, in a gorgeous garden.We appreciated the isolation. A vehicle is a necessity. Onsite manager very helpful in arranging arrival and departure transfers , and easily available for advice and assistance. Owner provided lots of detailed written information about the cottage, and facilities and activities for visitors to the island.

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Location Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Blacksand cove cottage for 2 weeks in March. The cottage was perfect for us. Everything was available to make our stay relaxing and comfortable. The gardens are beautiful and private. We enjoyed many sunsets on Blacksand coves beach. You had the sense that you were in your own private Eden. We also fell in love with the island and the nevisian people who were friendly,gracious and kind as we explored their isle. Beth and Paul Lyons

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Black Sand Cove Cottage. The gardens were amazing, always something new to see. The access to the beach was easy, and private. Such a quiet location, with a great view of the ocean from the cottage porch. The cottage itself was perfect for us, great layout, everything needed for cooking, dining, and relaxing. The house was not rented while we were there, so we also enjoyed the pool access. We were so relaxed and comfortable during our stay in Nevis, and Black Sand Cottage Cove, we certainly didn't want to leave. The wide variety of wildlife was incredible. Hummingbirds outside the window, lizards hanging around outside the house, and an amazing variety of other birds as well. Nevis is certainly our style, quiet, and everyone we came across was friendly and helpful. Enjoyed eating at the local restaurants as well. Fabulous vacation, with a wonderful stay at Black Sand Cove Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2012
  • Date of Stay: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
to St Kitts
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
at Four Seasons
Nearest Beach
secluded beach at the foot of the property
Car: recommended

Nevis is a small island, quite undeveloped for the Caribbean, and off the beaten track. Nature, hiking, enjoying the rain forest and the fabulous views: these are popular activities along with swimming, snorkeling, scuba, strolling on beaches, and watching the sea and the clouds. There are lots of great restaurants, but for casinos, nightlife, and shopping, better choose a different island! For peaceful enjoyment of nature, we recommend Nevis as tops!

Other Activities: rain forest hikes, bird-watching

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Prospect

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
quiet season
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,277
 
 
mid season - fall
1 Sep 2018 - 8 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,478
 
 
winter
9 Dec 2018 - 12 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,922
 
 
mid-season - spring
13 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,478
 
 
quiet season
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$1,277
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$403.17
Cleaning AU$0

We will pro-rate for longer or shorter stays.
Peak Season rates, mid-December to mid-April, are $1300 per week. Summer season rates, mid-April to mid-December, are $900 per week. The tax on Nevis for this kind of rental is 9%. Weekly rate includes all fees.
Some guests rent both the Cottage and the Main House at Black Sand Cove, to accommodate a larger group. See more about the main house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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