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Naomi Cleaver

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english, french, spanish

Unrivalled luxury hideaway with heavenly Caribbean views

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Vaughans holiday villa

Spectacular living, terrace and pool areas, three double bedrooms, all en suite

This is a truly exceptional property, unique in the region for its combination of effortless technology and glamorous styling. The Retreat really is as good as it looks - vast living spaces, a pool which comes with a waterfall, a view to make you think you're in heaven, and sumptuous bedrooms to help you dream about tomorrow. This is where you go to escape and celebrate - on the most beautiful laid-back island in the West Indies.

While superbly equipped – Gaggenau kitchen with steam oven, Liebherr 24-bottle wine fridge, Dornbracht bathrooms with Kohler hot tub and spa, Creston Home AV system with Apple TV and Netflix via 55" Sony TV screens, Sonos sound system with Spotify via B&W speakers, a cinema room and a spacious gym - these elements are enhanced and softened by award-winning designer Naomi Cleaver's elegant choices in materials and colour palette. Added to which, there is a magnificent 30x15-foot pool, with waterfall, Jacuzzi and Pavilion with its own eating area and beverage fridge, plus a giant poolside Viking barbeque.

There are three double bedroom suites, three bathrooms with Philippe Starke fittings, study, cinema room, gym, champagne bar and breakfast bar, entrance hall and vast living area leading out to the upper terrace with further dining and chilling space. Total relaxation is guaranteed.

Guests will also enjoy the availability of concierge and catering services, a fitness trainer and 4x4 rental. The 5-star Robert Trent Jones II par 71 course is a stroll away from The Retreat. Prices to play 18 holes for The Retreat guests start at US$170.

Getting to Nevis is easy. There are regular direct flights to St Kitts from the US and Europe. We transfer you free of charge from St Kitts airport by chauffeur and speedboat across the two-mile stretch of Caribbean which separates the two islands. We aim to get you from customs exit to The Retreat in under 40 minutes.

"Off the beaten waterway, this tiny, sombrero-shaped Caribbean isle is starting to appear on the radar. Nevis appeals to those who cold-shoulder the bling ring, but still like to know their neighbours are a pleasing mix of judges, architects and arty types. Nevis is reckoned to be one of the last "authentic" islands in the West Indies, with deserted beaches, nesting leatherback turtles, and wild donkeys and goats roaming the lanes." British Sunday Times, March 22nd, 2015

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Naomi Cleaver (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish

About Naomi Cleaver

Naomi and Oliver Cleaver represent the owner. They first visited Nevis in 1993 and have owned property there since 2005. They lived on the island for several years and now spend as much time as they can there. Oliver is a marketing consultant and Naomi Cleaver is an award-winning interior designer. She also presents property TV shows in the UK, including "Britain's Best Homes", "Grand Designs Trade Secrets", "Honey, I Ruined The House!" for Channel Four and "DIY SOS" for the BBC. Naomi wrote her book "The Joy of Home" (Conran) while living on the island.

Why Naomi Cleaver chose St Kitts & Nevis

The Retreat is a warm, enriching home which absorbs its technical features and vast outdoor terrace into a real living space, reaching out to the island, to the beautiful planting in the gardens and to the sensational Caribbean view below.

What makes this villa unique

State-of-the art luxury, peace and seclusion overlooking Caribbean vistas, a magical garden playground outside next to a 5-star golf course.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We'd both like to say what an absolute wonderful time we had staying at your beautiful villa. The facilities both inside and out are without doubt the best we have experienced. As for the island of Nevis, well, the best island we have been to in the Caribbean without doubt and between us we've been to a few. The beaches, restaurants and the people were beyond reproach. Your villa and Nevis now head our list of favourite places to stay and go to and the island is so unspoilt; how refreshing not to see a McDonalds!

Thank you once again for a wonderful experience"
Jan 2015
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based on 10 traveller reviews

Unrivalled luxury hideaway with heavenly Caribbean views
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Chilling at The Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Turning off the main island road, and heading up the hill, the scenery slowly changes to immaculate trimmed hedges and neatly cut grass, past large residences situated at Mahogany Hill Estates, The Retreat looms into view, with Nevis peak as the backdrop, you begin to realise that the the long journey has all been worth it. The large electronic gate opens, revealing The Retreat sitting in well manicured grounds, lush and colourful, with lots of fauna and flora to gaze upon. The sweeping drive takes you up towards the rear entrance, a look to the left and a brief glimpse of the expansive pool and comfy seating areas comes into view. Entering The Retreat via the main door and into the hallway, nothing can really prepare you for the view of the Caribbean sea, as you walk towards the living area of the house. Large sliding doors take up most of the west facing walls, that proudly show the view of the pool area below and the vista of the hillside towards the ocean, taking in the pristine greens of the Four Seasons golf course. The kitchen area, just off the main living room would satisfy any professional chef with its high tech equipment. The views from the sink area meant that it would have been a pleasant chore to have washed the dishes; however, no need as maid service was provided every day during our stay, and they were good, very good at doing all the jobs you really do not want to be bothered with whilst on holiday. Two bedrooms are also on this floor, the master bedroom that has windows positioned so that you can gaze out from the bed, (using the remote control to raise the blinds) at the ocean and parts of the colourful garden. The master has an over sized bathroom, with 3 showers, double sinks and lots of wardrobe space for hanging your shorts and t shirts. The other bedroom was equally good at providing views of the ocean and gardens, again wardrobe space, and a separate bathroom was greatly received by our teenage daughter. Heading downstairs you enter into a large room furnished with a comfy sofa, tv and a Mac, just in case you really have to check your emails. It has glass sliding doors that give access to pool seating and a cabana. Additionally, a large bedroom is off this space, with a separate seating area, bathroom and wardrobes. The ground floor also offers a gym, laundry room and a small restroom. Overall, the The Retreat and Nevis is a great place to relax and chill. No expense has been spared in creating this wonderful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous family vacation at The Retreat. The Retreat itself was so comfortable and well maintained. Amelia welcomed us on the first day and oriented the family to all of the amenities at The Retreat. She was also available throughout our stay if we had any questions. The views from all areas of the property were breathtaking. I have so many pictures of my children exploring the beautiful grounds of The Retreat. The children loved seeing the mokney's playing in the trees throughout the day. The list of restaurants and activities that Oliver and Naomi provided were spot on. We tried almost all of the restaurants and suggested beaches. I don't even think we had a "favorite" because we LOVED them all! We rented a 7 passenger vehicle and it was perfect for our family. We were able to explore all over the island. I only booked the home and asked for a car rental, the rest (transportation to and from airport, groceries, cleaning service) were all provided. This was such a great experience!

We highly recommend The Retreat for a family, friend or couples vacation!

We are currently looking at dates for our return next year because I'm not sure any vacation will beat Nevis and The Retreat !!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly Stunning

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly stunning holiday villa which caters for all. The Retreat is located by the Four Seasons Golf Club and has spectacular views over this and into the Caribbean sea. The island is very friendly and has lots to offer, or if you just want to get away and have piece and quite the villa will amaze you.

On arrival to the island your are met by Amelia who takes you to the villa which only takes about 15 minutes from the water taxi that brings you from St Kitts where you land. Upon arrival at the villa and whilst you stare at the stunning villa and its amazing location Amelia prepares you a well deserved rum punch to relax.

Whilst drinking this rum punch you start to wonder around the villa the pool and gardens areas which are truly stunning and you start to take in the quality the size and the attention to detail of the villa and the true level of luxury that you are going to enjoy over your holiday.

When you have settled in a bit Amelia takes you through the workings of the villa which has every conceivable modern day gadgets to all the areas of the villa. A great design of this villa is it includes full Wi-Fi, Sonos sound system, Apple TV, Netflix to every room and coupled with a fully controllable air conditioning and lighting system again to every room so you can decide if you just want piece and quite or your home comforts you truly can have it all!

The Villa also boast a large veranda with stunning views, a large dining table and sofas and chairs which makes a great family gathering location at any time of the day. The pool area again is very well designed so you can just sit and relax or even sit in the pavilion area to read a book or just listen to some music or watch out for the daily visit of the local monkeys which in itself is wonderful to see.

I would recommend you have a car whilst on the island, and if you can drag yourselves out of this villa, Oliver will send to you prior a very detailed list of things to do and places to go which includes some really nice beach bars and locations to go and some really nice restaurants on the beach for lunch dinner, you also have The Four Seasons Hotel and Golf resort within 2 minutes which has all the facilities like golf, a spa and you can arrange your favourite water sports, be sure to take advantage and explore as many of the things as possible that are recommended to you, you will enjoy them and like us have a wonderful time.

I highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Caribbean bliss!

  • 5 of 5

This property is gorgeous. The owners should actually charge extra for the monkey entertainment each morning (I'm not kidding). My two sons (both at university) thoroughly enjoyed the stark contrast between "high tech" and "high adventure." Everything was simply wonderful. Some highlights...

- All taxis and boats arrived on time and conveyed us to where we needed to be with efficiency and a big smile.

- Amelia and Chevy were helpful and efficient - Chevy left us with a gallon of "Stinger Bee" punch, which featured prominently throughout the week ;-).

- The villa is quite impressive on all fronts. You'll want to download the Sonos app, so you can enjoy your own musical vibe throughout the property... The Stones, Bob Marley and Fetty Wap - it was all good!

- I beat my brother-in-law in golf at the Four Seasons - always a bonus.

- Excellent spa at the Four Seasons for all the scrubbing and buffing you will ever need.

- Everyone we encountered was polite, helpful and modest - Nevis has a wonderful culture.

- Sunshines - very good all around.

- Turtle Beach Bar - laid back with strong drinks.

- Bananas Restaurant - fantastic food and service.

- Sadly, we missed the Rum Tour, but shall return to this paradise soon to check that box!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Retreat is a very appropriate name for this gem of a property. Situated on the hillside with view of St. Kitts, ocean and beaches, you can be as isolated as you want while still being only 20 minutes away from most of the Nevis hot spots. The house does exceed any descriptions, and while the pictures are good, they struggle to capture the overall beauty and warmth. Amelia does a great job getting you there and acclimated to the setting (makes sure you get some rum punch). Oliver provided great recommendations for restaurants, shopping and things to do.

Would recommend having a car. Only 3-5 minutes to Pinneys beach in the car. Walking would be too laborious when you are there just to chill... Mangos restaurant and the 4 Seasons resort is right there. The Yachtsman restaurant and other beaches are right down the road. Or, you can just hang at the house and pool, and catch the morning and afternoon visits from the monkeys! Sonos music set up helps to set the mood at the pool or in the house. The night time serenity is just amazing.

Highly recommend this property if you are going Nevis.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa!

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous place for a relaxing holiday. Close to everything. Wonderful patios, garden and pool. Monkeys visiting every morning. Very well equipped with wonderful music system. Very well looked after with beautiful furniture and finishings. Views of the ocean, St Kitts and the sunset.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
7.8 Kilometres
Vance W. Amory
Nearest Ferry
3.7 Kilometres
Cades Bay
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Robert Trent Jones II course at the Four Seasons
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Pinney's Beach
Car: recommended

The Retreat sits on a secluded ridge adjacent to the Four Seasons golf course, with spectacular sunset-facing 180 degree views towards the island of St Kitts and the Caribbean sea.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Vaughans, St Kitts & Nevis

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Special 2016 for Two
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2016/17 for Two
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017 for Two
23 Apr 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017 for Two
12 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017/18 for Two
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018 for Two
7 Jan 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,204

The rates quoted are for two sharing. For three or more, add 30% to these rates.

Rates include exclusive taxi and speedboat transfer from St Kitts airport to Nevis. We aim to transport guests from airport to The Retreat in under 30 minutes.

1% of all rental income for The Retreat will be donated to the Sea Turtle Conservancy organisation Sea turtles are some of Nevis’s most regular and most treasured annual visitors. During the turtle nesting season from June through October, guests can join nighttime Turtle Watch Walks with the Nevis Turtle Group and can assist with marking nests for safekeeping and obtaining scientific data that assist conservationists throughout the world to track the mysterious migratory paths of these creatures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Vaughans

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , hair-dryer and two bathrobes provided
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , hair-dryer and two bathrobes provided
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Bath with overflow and jet spa; two bathrobes and hairdryer
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Dornbracht bathrooms with Philippe Starke fittings plus a Kohler hot tub and spa in the master bathroom and outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing