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Unrivalled luxury hideaway with heavenly Caribbean views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 473 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

The Retreat was photographed by:

Gérald TESSIER

Cell . 0690 690 111

www.geraldtessier.com

More Details

Owner
Naomi Cleaver
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

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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Map

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
Mango's
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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Vaughans

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 473 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Unrivalled luxury hideaway with heavenly Caribbean views
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
5

Beautiful villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at The Retreat. Very sleek, modern design with breathtaking views. Amelia, the manager, was a great source of information, as was Oliver, who handled the business side of the rental and provided us with tons of great info and recommendations on Nevis. The pitcher of rum punch was a wonderful welcoming gift that was empty way too soon. We enjoyed lounging around the pool and watching gorgeous sunsets from the balcony. Nevis is easy to get around and offers many wonderful places to eat and enjoy the beach and The Retreat is a perfect place to base from--it's close to several great beaches and a short drive to numerous restaurants. The home owner and Amelia were very responsive when a couple of small issues popped up early in our stay and we always had a line of communication which made our stay more enjoyable. If you're looking for a very comfortable house with all the modern bells and whistles, stunning views and a terrific pool to soak in, The Retreat is an excellent choice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Total luxury on paradise island

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a villa and what an island!!

Myself and 4 ladies enjoyed the most wonderful week to celebrate my 40th birthday and everything about our stay was perfect.

From the moment our trip was arranged both Gareth and Amelia were there to help, answering questions, making travel arrangements, car hire, organising taxis, giving recommendations and booking restaurants.

We couldn't quite believe just how spectacular the villa itself was, so comfortable, up to date and efficient technology and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the Caribbean sunshine and lifestyle.

The maids, gardeners, pool cleaner etc etc were incredibly friendly and hardworking and we wouldn't have been without our island Dad and driver Jonesy, what a superstar!!

Having a friend in Amelia made thectrip for us too, was so special to know we always had a friendly face to take us to the supermarket, answer all our queries and give us advice on how to make the most if our carribean experience.

The people on the island that we met were all so friendly and helpful and in just a week it felt like a second home.

Absolutely recommend the property, the pool, kitchen, gym and location were all perfect and beds all super comfy too!!

Thank u to all our Nevis friends for giving us a holiday to remember and I very much hope to have the chance to visit this beautiful island again very soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Truly Relaxing Stay in Nevis!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at The Retreat as a family of five with two teenagers. Communication was fantastic, Oliver gave us great recommendations on things to do, and Amelia in particular was fantastic during our stay. I actually commented to my wife that I was surprised that they rented this house out - it was just too nice! Can't recommend The Retreat enough - a truly magnificent place on Nevis!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful vacation at The Retreat. The house is beautiful, perfect for families and has some of the best views on Nevis. I would highly recommend this home to anyone considering a vacation on Nevis.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular views, luxury , gorgeous pool and fun , fun, fun!

  • 5 of 5

You walk in to The Retreat to a totally gorgeous space with an expanse of windows and a view that is breathtaking . Sundowners on the balcony were wonderful while relaxing in the outdoor space plus a perfect view of the horizon that rewarded us with four green flashes!

Amelia was a great source of info as well as Oliver & Naomi before during and after our stay in Nevis.

The BBQ area provides one more place to cook some wonderful meals . Fresh fish ( mahi mahi) was provided and then filleted by Chevy and Sean for a great BBQ experience . For an authentic Caribbean meal we had Chevy and Sean come and cook for us and they did not disappoint !

The covered area by the pool is a life saver when it gets too hot with a bar fridge you can just reach in grab a drink and get right back to relaxing.

Thanks again Nevis ! See you next year

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most beautiful property on Nevis by far

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot even begin to describe how much we enjoyed our stay at The Retreat. The property is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for any kind of vacation whether, for couples, family, or friends. It comes equipped with everything you could need, and the views are so breathtaking we rarely even left the property during our stay. It is in a perfect location, an easy 5-10 minute drive away from many restaurants and beaches that Nevis has to offer.

As if the property wasn't perfect enough, Oliver and the property manager Amelia were amazing. Amelia met us right at the ferry dock with our rental car and took us straight to the property, all while showing us around and explaining how to get to certain places. If there are specific things you want stocked in the Retreat when you get there, Amelia will make sure they are there. She made everything very easy on us. We only had a couple mishaps during our stay involving the electricity, which is completely normal on the island. In both instances, Amelia was readily available via telephone and was very attentive in fixing the issue. She was at the Retreat within minutes to show us how to turn the power back on when a switch had been shut off in the breaker room.

I cannot brag enough about this property. Our vacation was absolutely perfect and we will most definitely be returning. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Vaughans

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season 2017 for Two
28 May 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$927
A$6,488
A$23,170
 
 
High Season 2017 for Two
12 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,294
A$9,059
A$32,355
 
 
Holiday Season 2017/18 for Two
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,545
A$10,813
 
 
High Season 2018 for Two
7 Jan 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,294
A$9,059
A$32,355
 
 
Low Season 2018 for Two
22 Apr 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$969
A$6,780
A$24,214
 
 
High Season 2018 for Two
12 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,353
A$9,468
A$33,816
 
 
Holiday Season 2018/19 for Two
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
A$1,611
A$11,280
 
 
High Season 2019 for Two
6 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
A$1,353
A$9,468
A$33,816
 
 
Low Season 2019 for Two
14 Apr 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
A$985
A$6,897
A$24,631
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,252.43

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 http://www.conserveturtles.org. 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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