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Beach Front Villa with plunge pool and coral reef for snorkeling!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4 beach front Villa approximately 1500 sq ft.

Relax in this privately owned beach front villa once part of the Golden Lemon Inn as seen on the 'Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous'. Here an unhurried way of life remains the norm, and vacationers from around the world are able to catch a glimpse of two islands relatively uncorrupted by the bustle of modern life.This one bedroom villa sits ocean front on Dieppe Bay. Enjoy breathtaking views of Saba, St. Eustatius, St Barts, St Maarten and Anguilla from your private sun deck . Elegantly furnished with a mix of 18th and 19th century antiques. Vaulted ceilings, living room, wet bar, kitchen and den. Refresh yourself in your 20 x 15 swimming pool.

Quaint fishing village on the North side of the island. Lots of new venues opening 2015.

Black sand beach protected by a live coral reef. Hiking trails to the volcano Lliamagu. Lots of attractions within a short distance.

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Suzanne & John
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Suzanne & John

My husband John and I are disabled veterans. We have been happily married for 28 years. We love traveling. Keyhouse Villa is our favorite spot in the world! We have been landlords for over 20 years. It is important to us to have your stay memorable! We do our best to meet or exceed your expectations! We take pride in ownership!

Suzanne & John purchased this villa in 2006

Why Suzanne & John chose St Kitts & Nevis

We chose this property to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Dieppe Bay is a quaint fishing village with the most wonderful people! Enjoy this tranquil beach front Villa. Listen to the waves that sound like rain fall as the Atlantic swells hit the coral reef just off the deck! Enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunsets from the deck!

What makes this villa unique

Our property is unique in that we have the benefits of the Atlantic Ocean to our right as well as the Caribbean Sea to our left! Our deck has the vantage point of canterlevering over the ocean where you can cast the fishing pole we have supplied and catch some Mahi-Mahi, Red Snapper or Gar. The local fisherman can help with that if you don't catch anything! Maybe some fresh Rock Lobster sounds good! They're right there in the reef!

The dormant volcano is directly behind us and is a great days hike into the rain forest!

We overlook the live reef with waves crashing over them in many different directions just a short short swim off our deck! There are 4 sets of snorkel gear , 3 boogie board and a fishing pole , walking sticks to hike the volcano, 2 portable beach sand chairs, 2 lounge chairs, 2 beach blankets, and a cooler for your use while staying with us!

We have been in American Way, American Airlines magazine, Vogue and Town and Country Magazines! Enjoy our little slice of paradise!

We have plantation shutter doors. The kitchen and dining are open air. Just doing dishes while looking at the reef feels luxurious! We supply containers and refrigerator for your food items.

The bedroom is Air Conditioned for your comfort although the temperature on St Kitts doesn't fluctuate too much, 80s to low 90s year round with an average of 84.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Saint John Capisterre

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The bathroom has been decorated with antiques. The Vanity is an 18th century cabinet converted into a sink with local sea glass embedded into the countertop. There are towels provided for you. There is a hair dryer for your convenience. Toilet and accessible shower stall with shower chair and a small wheelchair transporter available upon request.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 22' X 16', 30' vaulted ceiling Air conditioned room and fan with Queen size antique metal canopy bed covered with Tropical bed linen create a romantic ambiance! Beautiful original artwork adorn the walls with a Caribbean flair! 18th century mahogany furniture and dresser to store your personal items. A twin size cot is available in the closet and a child pack and play upon request . There is an ironing board and iron in the closet. So come and enjoy the waves crashing under the deck that will lul you to sleep every night with mother natures own symphony!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If you would like local Caribbean meals prepared for you in the Villa, Chef is a great cook! Check in 2:00 PM check out 10:00 AM


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Beach Front Villa with plunge pool and coral reef for snorkeling!
average rating of 4.72093 based on 43 reviews

Gem found on Treasure Island

  • 5 of 5

This villa is an absolutely amazing piece of real estate. Perched on the edge of the Carribean and Atlantic Oceans, the view defies description. The constant ocean breezes keep the deck and living area comfortable, and the soothing sounds drown out noise from nearby neighbors, dogs, etc.

While there we were visited by friendly birds (who needed reminders that they were not supposed to be in the kitchen), geckos and a pair of monkeys who leapt across the deck and sat on the roof for a bit.

The house is well furnished with a comfortable bed, plenty of clean towels and good cookware, utensils and lovely dishes,glasses, etc. This was one of the best-equipped rental kitchens I have seen so far.

Chef prepared a lovely dinner for us the first night and stopped by each morning and evening to make sure we were ok. He was a wealth of information about the village of Dieppe and St. Kitts. The owner, Suzanne, is very helpful and accommodating. She was not on St. Kitts while we were, but I hope to meet her in person some day!

There is pretty good snorkeling right off Dieppe beach and an EXCELLENT beach restaurant and bar (Arthur's), a 2 minute walk from the villa. Staff are very friendly and the food is really good, prices about $15-20 a plate. They are open noon to 5 p.m. Try Michelle's food for a great taste of local cuisine. She brings food in to the red bus stop in Dieppe around lunchtime, and is there until she sells out. We had enough to feed 5 people for about $23 total. Chicken, fish, rice, veggies, Johnny cakes, plantains.

You will want to hire a guide or driver or rent a car to explore St. Kitts and all there is to offer on this lovely island. Close by is the trailhead to Mt. Liamuiga, which we hiked with Royston ⭐️. You need to be in good physical shape for this! Also nearby are the lovely Caribella Batik/Romney Manor and Brimstone Hill Fortress. We preferred staying away from the more developed end of the island and enjoyed driving and exploring. The beaches are about a 30 or 40 minute drive, and there are plenty of them. Stay away from the beach bars (except Arthur's) on weekdays from about 10 to 3 pm if you don't like the cruise ship crowds. We loved coming " home" to our quiet town of Dieppe at the end of the day for a swim in the pool and dinner on the deck.

I highly recommend this villa for anyone with a sense of adventure who likes to explore off the beaten track while staying in the lap of luxury!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jessica for such a lovely review of KeyHouse! I'm so happy you found our tropical paradise so comfortable. We try to have all the comforts of home available for our guests. Isn't it amazing that Dieppe Bay has so much history! Pirates with their Treasures must have been meandering about the village and port! You can almost picture how daily life would have been hundreds of years ago at the Cains plantation ruins that are just around the corner! It's such a historical site! Chef is such a gem and enjoys having guests to cook and care for! I will let him know how much you appreciated him! Hopefully we can get to meet each other when you return to KeyHouse! Until then, we'll send some sunshine your way!
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  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe how amazing it was to sit on the porch every morning and evening. The view was breathtaking. I recommend this little gem to anyone who dislikes big all-inclusive hotels or sterile condo rentals. This house fit us perfectly.!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Privacy & Away from it All in this Charming 'ON THE WATER' Villa

  • 4 of 5

If there was the option to put 4.5 stars I would.

From the first contact with owner Suzanne (who was very quick to reply to all emails) to goodbye on the final day, there was excellent communication and a very strong desire to make sure our every need was taken care of.. Great Customer Service. You don't have to worry about paying your money and being ignored here.

The location directly on the water would be difficult to match anywhere at any price point. The views from the deck are postcard perfect and will make it difficult to drag yourself away. Which with a well equipped kitchen you don't need to do so long as you bring groceries and are prepared to cook for yourselves OR hire the houseman Chef who has good culinary skills and a very pleasant personality. Eating out options near by are limited and our experience was that they can't be counted on to be open. (there are grocery stores near the airport that are somewhat limited and a bit on the expensive side but adequate)

We strongly recommend renting a car. This is the quiet side of the island so at some point you will likely want to get out and see the attractions and eat in a few restaurants, which is much easier with your own wheels. The island is not overly large so you can drive anywhere.

The owner has done a great job of providing many of the amenities and little extras that you will appreciate. It is well equipped.

The villa has a wonderful Caribbean charm that is somewhat rustic but you cannot help but is however showing it's age, which is the only reason we don't give it 5 stars. That said.. we live on the Caribbean water ourselves and know how difficult it is to keep on top of the damage the salt air creates. There is a price for having the waves crash at your doorstep. The owner has another property nearby and was on island when we were at the villa. She was attentive yet not overbearing and is committed to not only keep the property up but get ahead of the damage nature plays on those who live near the sea.

Overall it was a great experience and we would not hesitate to recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doug and Shelly, Thank you so much for your kind review! As you both know well, living on the beach yourselves , the beach and sea salt blast can make things difficult to keep up with! Salt air will rust things almost immediately, that's why we paint our Villa every year, inside and out! I was able to repair the pillar for the deck that the sea undermined the afternoon you left! The price we pay for living OVER the water! Lol, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Location, location, location! We just love the wonderful 18th century antiques that decorate the Villa! The charm they give reminds me of an Ernest Hemmingway retreat which gives the house its rustic look! Exactly the look I was looking for, but not everyone likes antiques. Totally understand! Chef is a wonderful caretaker! He's like a son to us! Chef enjoys meeting all our guests and gives each the attention to detail and services you find at expensive hotels! Chef does this all with a genuine commitment and enthusiasm to providing each guest with a wonderful vacation experience! We really appreciate your "Great Customer Service", We strive to do just that! We hope your enjoyed you next stop Ouallie in Nevis? Thanks again, Suzanne & Chef
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We so enjoyed this 'away from it all' property

  • 5 of 5

We always prefer to stay in a place where you might get to know local people and self-cater.

The morning and evening views from the 'deck' were stunning and we spent simply hours watching pelicans diving for fish.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol & James for the nice review of KeyHouse! Glad you had a safe journey back to England! The views from the deck are mesmerizing! My husband John & I do the same thing, just sit and watch all the wildlife activity. It never grows old! We are happy you enjoyed our quaint fishing village! It's just so peaceful there! Please join us again! Suzanne & John
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Milwaukee, WI

Dieppe Bay Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

We had a 3 day stay at this lovely little villa. House is right on the water so you feel like you are a part of the sea. Waves crashing all night are awesome. The town itself is a bit small so you have to be able to drive around in order to see things. Chef is the houseman who happens to be a great cook as well. Our family enjoyed a terrific Caribbean dinner cooked by Chef in the house. He also took us on an adventure where we climbed up a mountain outside Dieppe Bay. Views were amazing! Great visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! We would love to have you stay again! Sending you sunshine from the Caribbean!
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The perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Had the most amazing vacation. Ate most of my meals sitting on the deck listening to the waves crash below was more than I could have imagined. I paid a little extra to have Chef come in a cook for us which was totally worth it he is a great cook and I would definitely suggest everyone try it. Went on a couple fun excursions which I had a wonderful time. The all day cat trip was a great experience with snorkeling and a fabulous local cuisine. I also went on Groupon before my trip and scored a great discount to swim with the dolphins which was something I will never forget. I loved every minute of my trip and will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Opal! We are happy you enjoyed our little slice of paradise! It's wonderful the Discovery Dolphin swim is on Groupons! We look forward to your return. I will send your praise to Chef
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dieppe Bay
Car: recommended

We are located in a quaint sleepy fishing village!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Saint John Capisterre

Rental Basis:
per property
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Music festival
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 2017-carnival
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
17 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$104.79
Pet Fee A$132.65

The cancellation policy is 100% refund within 30 days of arrival. After that, there is no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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