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Gigi Duncan

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, french, spanish

** SPECIAL OFFER FOR NOV 2016 - INC THANKSGIVING ** - Pool, Great Views!!

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


Photos and Description of this Cotton Ground holiday villa

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

This custom-built home is set on over an acre of land and boasts a replica Nevisian sugarmill as the entrance foyer. The home has a wonderful ambiance - balancing modern furnishings with wonderful antiques.

The garden offers a huge array of tropical fruit trees including 2 different types of mango trees, limes, avocado, soursop (also known as graviola) and sugar apple.

The master bedroom is very large, has air conditioning and opens onto the verandah and pool deck. A 37" tv with Roku is located in the bedroom with a Roku box - offering a huge array of programs on Netflix and Amazon Prime. The en-suite bathroom features an open shower, twin sinks and a large (2 person) jacuzzi.

The second bedroom is spacious, with air conditioning and a private balcony with ocean views. The en-suite bathroom offers a very large shower.

The kitchen is well-equipped with all amenities and appliances (including coffee maker, food processor, liquidizer, slow cooker, Kitchen Aid mixer) - but you may have more fun dining out rather than cooking on vacation! The breakfast bar has plenty of room so the chef / bartender is not alone when prepping in the kitchen .

The sitting room is a great place to hang out by day or night and the TV is an impressive 55" LED/LCD with cable and Apple TV.

Outside areas of the property include the dining table on the pool deck, the deck area with sunloungers, and the upstairs cocktail terrace for sunset drinks and breathtaking views.

The home is located in a prestigious estate and is conveniently located to the best beaches on the island and numerous bars and restaurants. The world-renowned Four Seasons Resort is just up the road and offers a very beautiful and challenging golf course, numerous tennis courts and a fabulous spa.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gigi Duncan (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish

About Gigi Duncan

We are a married couple, Gigi and Charlie, that are lucky enough to call Nevis home year-round with several businesses to keep us busy. Charlie was born in St Kitts (the neighbouring island) when his parents were working at the Sugar Factory... some moons ago! We love this island and all that it offers and look forward to welcoming you to this very special place.

Gigi Duncan purchased this villa in 2002

Why Gigi Duncan chose St Kitts & Nevis

'Moonbeam' is a wonderful home and a superlative vacation rental due to it's location, design, amenities, style and comfort. You won't be disappointed!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Apologies for the delayed review. We spent 7 nights at Villa Moonbeam in January 2016. The place has everything you need for a peaceful vacation. Gigi the owner was on hand for anything and everything - nothing too much trouble. The house is well equipped and well situated for all amenities. I'm one of the rare humans that doesn't drive and nothing was a hassle.

Nevis Island is indeed paradise... and I shall return again one day.
Jan 2016
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based on 14 traveller reviews

** SPECIAL OFFER FOR NOV 2016 - INC THANKSGIVING ** - Pool, Great Views!!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

The Perfect GetAway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Moonbeam Villa in Paradise Estates for 9 nights, and we had a delightful time! The house is tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean, and very well equipped. One of our favorite activities there was sitting on the back patio...nice breeze, pretty garden, and the occasional monkey sighting! Being able to take a dip in the pool at any time was also quite a treat. I wish that I was back there now!

Gigi is a great host. She arranged taxi and water-taxi service for us on both our incoming and outgoing commutes, and she also helped to facilitate car rental. On the day that we arrived, she had put basic provisions in the fridge (e.g., bread, eggs, butter, milk, beer) so that we wouldn't have to run to the grocery store as soon as we got there.

On the island itself, we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the different beaches, going to the botanical gardens, trying different restaurants, and just relaxing. As an added bonus, there are cows, donkeys, goats, and sheep peacefully wondering about!

I would definitely recommend Moonbeam Villa at Paradise Estates and Nevis itself to anyone who is interested in a tranquil get-away in a lovely setting.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time

  • 5 of 5

So often reviewers conclude with a phrase along the lines of "we'll be back" but rarely seem to return. We have come back and would like to report to anyone interested that Moonbeams is even better than last year. There really wasn't much that could have been improved but the new stove is wonderful and the mosquito screens just make you feel that little bit more comfortable. Everything else functions perfectly and Gigi and Charlie are the consummate hosts - totally unobtrusive but there if ever you need them and with a wealth of knowledge about Nevis that comes from living there for 30 years.

We came this time for three weeks and having that bit of extra time allows you to get to places that a shorter stay doesn't permit. The food at the local restaurants and hotels remains of the highest quality -make sure you eat at Montpelier, hermitage and golden rock but also there is a superb Indian restaurant and the Mexican just down the road rarely gets a mention in the crits which is unfair. It's hard not to enjoy the food on the island though wherever you go.

As Gigi said on one occasion you either get Nevis or you don't. Well we love it and moonbeams is the perfect base.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise away from home

  • 5 of 5

On one hand, I want to tell you how much I loved it; on the other, I want to keep it a secret. The villa is just beautiful. Clean, well maintained, landscaped, & centrally located. It has everything you need or want. We felt safe & taken care of. We plan to book for next year & the year after that.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Villa on the Island of Nevis

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa from January 22 to the 27th. It is a lovely house, perfect for two couples to relax and enjoy the easy going flow of the island. The house was clean, well furnished and very comfortable. We rented a car, arranged by Gigi (our host who lives with her husband on an adjacent property), and the location was very convenient to shopping in the main town and many restaurants (Sunshine's in a must!). The kitchen was well equipped with modern appliances. Gigi had some groceries waiting for us in the refrigerator to have coffee and a simple breakfast the first morning. The small pool off the covered patio was great for a quick dip. The roof top deck and sitting area was a very pleasant place for both morning coffee and late night cocktails. The accommodations were as advertised.

As great as the house was, getting to visit with Gigi about the island, things to do, restaurants, places to visit and more was priceless! She arranged for our transfers from the airport on St. Kitts over to the island where she picked us up for the short drive to the villa (even after our flight was delayed 8 hours and we arrived just be before midnight!). She arranged for our rent car to be delivered to the house the next morning. She is just delightful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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EXCELLENT Owner-Concierge

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the Christmas-New Years Holiday. Gigi is the owner and was very very helpful in picking us up from the airport, stocking the kitchen, helping us with our rental car arrangements and mostly pointing us to the right places to visit on Island. She stayed in touch with us regularly which I don't usually experience and it was very nice to be able to get tips from her about the Island, restaraunts, night life and things to do.

The home is just as advertised and pictured. Gigi has updated the home and it appeared like it was new kitchen appliances and state of the art internet & TV.

We spent most of our time "liming/lounging" at the pool. The local monkey clan visited our fence on a couple of days. We spent every sunset on the roof top cocktail deck and were able to see a green flash on two different nights.

We highly recommend this for someone wanting to get away from busy touristy areas. On our stay at "peak season" we were often the only ones on the beach or in the restaurant we visited. If you are wanting something really touristy with lots of t-shirt shops and crowded beaches, Nevis ("nee-vis") is not for you. We wanted to take home some "I was there" stuff but never ever did see a tourist shop even though we explored the entire Island several times in our rental car. Islanders were very friendly and we definitely recommend Nevis and highly recommend Gigi and Villa Moon Beam !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We spent two and half weeks at the Duncan's villa. In every way possible - it just works! Of course it is their home when not rented out so it functions perfectly. All the kit is very high spec and remarkably easy to use. The store cupboard is perfect so you don't have to run around looking for things and Gigi was kind enough to sort out a welcome pack of everything we would need for the first day or two. The outside shower is wonderful, the pool perfectly positioned beside the house, the bedrooms and bathrooms large and with the air con - a haven from the heat at night!

Gigi is the font of all knowledge and her organisational skills are of the highest order!! From the moment we stepped off the plane in St Kitts (taxi etc all organised by her to pick us up) to the sad moment when we left Nevis - we knew we were in very safe hands. In no way obtrusive but on the end of a phone if we needed help or advice. It is so reassuring.

Nevis itself is really laid back. You need a car - preferably a 4x4 - but won't drive much faster than 20mph and within a day or so will have slowed down to Island time in all aspects of your life. The restaurants are almost without exception - excellent and we ate out most days. Its not cheap but it is high quality.

Paradise beach is at the bottom of the road from the villa and from there you have access to the 4 mile long Pinneys beach with all its differing aspects - from the buzz around Sunshines, the affluence of 4 Seasons, the total solitude of much of the beach and the laid back bars where you had the opportunity to compare rum punches!!

So - did we enjoy ourselves - yes without any provisos. Would we recommend the villa - absolutely. Nevis is an island for a real wind down, don't expect discos and late nights but do anticipate that everyone will smile at you and say hello.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Newcastle - Vance Amory Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Sea Bridge car & passenger ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Four Seasons Robert Trent Jones
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chrishi Beach / Yachtsman Grill / Four Seasons
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Pinney's Beach / Paradise Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season Winter 2016
1 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
10 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping is included in the rates for stays of 7 nights or longer so the property will be cleaned every 3 to 4 days and towels changed. Stays of 5 to 6 nights do not have housekeeping included, but we can definitely arrange for you as desired.

Please note that there is a minimum stay of 10 nights required for Christmas and / or New Year's and the rate is US$4,250 for the 10 night stay. The dates for Christmas and / or New Years period are 20th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016.

If you would prefer to pay by Paypal rather than wire transfer into our US bank account, this can be arranged if you're willing to incur the Paypal fees.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Cotton Ground

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , jacuzzi , outdoor shower
  • Master bathroom is large with an outdoor shower, jacuzzi tub and twin sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis