- 4 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Aquarius is a real gem: a lovely big house on the prettiest little jewel of all the Caribbean islands, Nevis, 40 miles west of Antigua and 50 miles south of St Bart’s.
It has an attractive courtyard entrance; a huge, air conditioned Great Room with magnificent Burmese teak flooring, elegant furniture, big ceiling fans, and a vast plasma TV screen.
The bedrooms comprise a master suite with two ensuite bathrooms; the principal guest suite with ensuite bathroom and separate shower; two further double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, one of which is equipped with Wifi and can act as an office. The master and principal guest rooms...Read more
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Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
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Additional Location Information
Aquarius is on the remote, peaceful edge of Fern Hill Estates, so that there is only one nearby house, 100 yards away. The development in this corner of Fern Hill consists of only six stylish, modern houses, most of them on one-acre plots and all with swimming pools and colourful tropical gardens.
Nearby Pinney’s Beach, a long, wide stretch of white sand and tranquil aquamarine sea, is often completely deserted even in the high season except for the plummeting pelicans and a fishing boat or two. It is home to six little open-air beach bistros (including the famous Sunshine’s Lounge) as well as a smart French restaurant, the Coconut Grove, and a luxurious Four Seasons resort with three restaurants, a huge white beach, calm, protected ocean swimming, two pools, tennis courts, shops, a spa, and an immaculate 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course.
Nevis’s capital village, Charlestown, which is a ten-minute drive from Fern Hill, is a delicious little settlement with buildings dating back to the 18th century, among them the old Bath Hotel, which was the height of fashionable luxury in the 18th century and a mecca for European visitors (including the English poet Coleridge) who sailed the Atlantic to bathe in the hot volcanic springs at Bath village.
Charlestown has two museums, one commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson, who married a pretty young local widow, Fanny Nisbet, here in 1787; the other the 1757 birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, who emigrated to the United States when he was fifteen and became one of the USA’s founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury.
Among the many delights of Nevis are the old sugar plantation houses, some of them in ruins, others now elegant, picturesque hotels: the Montpelier (with a particularly good restaurant), the Hermitage and the Nisbet. And the island is perfect for lovers of walking, hiking, horse riding, sailing, fishing, scuba diving and water skiing.
Favourite restaurants near Fern Hill include the Gallipot (delicious lobster and fresh fish), the Chrishi Beach (excellent beach burgers), the Yachtsman (fantastic pizzas), the Double Deuce (whose owner/chef has worked at the Berkeley and Waldorf hotels in London), and the Nisbet Beach Club, where a melodious steel pan group plays throughout Sunday lunch.
In fact Nevis is suffused with music: the bouncy reggae and calypso rhythms that waft from balconies and doorways all over Charlestown; the delightful string bands that play their simple but haunting homemade instruments; the Tuesday and Friday night guitars-and-drums jamming sessions at the Oualie Beach Hotel, where everyone is encouraged to join in, if only to shake a tambourine or maraccas; the fabulous local bands like Jazzique, which plays every Friday night at the Lime beach restaurant; the karaoke evenings at the Double Deuce.
As Duke Orsino says in Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night, ‘if music be the food of love, play on.’ At times it seems that Nevis might have been the lovely, musical, magical, enchanted island that inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest.
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Mountain nearby, Warm winter getaways
Last updated on April 02, 2013
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- Damage deposit | $1,500
- A/C or climate control
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 3386 square feet