Nov 2014 Richard & Morag from Scotland
“Villa Verandah, Nevis - Highly recommended for real relaxation”
Best way to arrive is by hired fishing boat from St Kitts, just as the
sun is setting. Pitch up at the small jetty at picturesque Oualie beach
and you've only a 3 minute drive to the Villa. Airy, spacious, nicely
furnished and well equipped, it makes an ideal base for a relaxing
holiday. The owners, Peter & Nikki, were excellent hosts -
friendly, welcoming and extremely helpful, ironing out minor problems
promptly and offering valuable suggestions as to where to go, where to
eat and suchlike. A large part of the Villa's verandah has permanent
mosquito nets - a superb idea, which meant we could sit outdoors from
early morning breakfast to after-sunset snoozing, with no concerns re
any biting bugs. The Villa's pool is a very nice size - not so small
that the slightly-more-energetic visitor can't manage a bit of
reasonable exercise - and is maintained in fine condition by the pool
contractor. The gardens are also very nicely kept and "Claudia" ensures
the Villa's interior remains pristine, visiting once or twice a week at
times to suit. A hire car is advised - the walk to the main road (where
the small local, minivan-style, buses seem to pass regularly) is not
particularly long but to get anywhere (including the supermarkets in
Charlestown around 15 minutes' drive away) means a hire car is
sensible. The main roads are generally quite good condition, and
drivers tend towards being laid-back and leisurely, average speeds
being around 30-40mph, with only the very occasional nutcase who
insists on screaming past at a rate of knots (which, even then, usually
only amounts to around 50mph). We were particularly in relaxation mode
on this holiday, so we took very little exercise beyond wandering along
long stretches of the many, deserted, sandy beaches, paddling in the
warm waves. If we had intended a more energetic holiday filled with
activity, we probably would not have ventured to Nevis, but it
absolutely 100% met our requirements for a leisurely re-charging of the
batteries. We were not seeking "nightlife" and if we had been, we would
have struggled to find it. Good eating places were available, with
costs reasonable - similar in fact to costs of eating out in the UK.
Having holidayed on many Caribbean islands, I felt much more
comfortable and relaxed in Nevis than any of the others. It's still
unspoiled and the locals we met were genuinely friendly. We hope to be
back! And if we do return, we shall most probably stay again at the
Villa Verandah.23/12/06 Robyn & Anna
from USA wrote us a personal note prompting us to start
a welcome book. Their
" We thoroughly enjoyed your lovely house. It was a perfect antidote to
the frenetic pace of New York and we have an indelibly positive impression
25/2/06 Moise, Connelly & children from USA
" Loved the screened in veranda. Enjoyed the afternoons by the pool. Great
meals at Bananas, Gallipot, Nisbet plantation. Discovered a fun par 3
gold course at Mt Nevis- owner 86 years young! Looking forward to our next visit
from States.Thank you for the use of your home!"
17/3/07 Chris, Tom, Sam, Jack, Gus & Tooy, Australian cricket
fans living in Nashville, Tennessee wrote
" We had a fabulous relaxing time. Enjoyed the beautiful weather, magnificent
verandas and had a visit from monkeys during the week."
1/5/07 Hilary, James, & Jeremy from UK doodled a colourful picture
of hummingbirds, hibicous and palm trees against a setting sun
over a page
in our guestbook and wrote
" Thanks we had a lovely week in Villa Verandah."
5/20/07 Randy & Sharon from Woodbridge, VA
" Great place, need to bring the family back, they would love it! Saw a
tribe of monkeys this week, maybe 15 or so, great antics. Loved Chevy's,
went 3 times for dinner, lobster amazing! Stingers are a must... we relaxed,
relaxed, relaxed and then relaxed...RELAXED Ciao!
14/7/07 Stan & Linda from Reading, PA and Len & Jeanne from
Coney Brook, PA
" Enjoyed the very comfortable villa and the warm, friendly people of Nevis.
All the talk of monkeys...It took us 2 days to see one! The weather did
not want to co-operate, but when it rained (and it certainly did), we
enjoyed sightseeing and your lovely veranda. Thanks so much for sharing your
We had a lovely weeks vacation."
31/8/07 Peter & Helen with kids-Rachael, Hannah, Rebekah,
Abigail & Benjamin from Wokingham, Berkshire, England
" What a fabulous location-such peace and quiet. Just what we needed after
our frantic lives near London. So enjoyed the verandas and the tribes
of endless monkies, each with their own personalities! Really enjoyed snorkeling
with Barbara Whitman in Majors Bay- an experience none of us will forget.
Such beauty! Sad to leave as we love the laid back Nevisian way of life.
Thanks a million!"
25/12/08 Connie, Mel, Neil & Jennifer from Canada.
This is our 6th trip to Nevis- We obviously love it here! We voted your
house the best overall of the villas we've rented. We loved the screened
in porch, the monkeys & the view. Thanks for sharing your home!!"
21/5/09 Ben & Caroline from Birmingham, AL with kids Will,
Ellen & Sam,
Dan & Nancy, with friends Daniel & Sarah, from
Franklin and Gloria
from Nashville, wrote
" Villa Verandah: a home away from home- without all the hustle and bustle
of our daily lives. We thank the owners of this beautiful
abode and all that it offered. We truly enjoyed our short time on the island
The scenery is incredible and the people unbelievably
humble. Our family experienced wonderful scuba diving, snorkeling and beach exploring.
hope to return to this paradise soon. Serenity and tranquility
to all future visitors!"
Malc, Joy and Peter from Isle of Wight stayed a week and said "Thanks
for your lovely house. Very relaxed- going home for Xmas!"
Paul, Jane, Natalie and Jon form Toronto, Ontario, Canada wrote "Beautiful
time in Nevis. Weather was perfect. Tried so many restaurants,
amazing food. Everyone pleasant, friendly. This villa was exceptional
Fantastic memories forever."
6/6/2010 Trip Advisor review. Clients from Surrey
We stayed in Nevis because my brother was getting married
of us (6 adults and
3 children). Villa Verandah was perfect - extremely large and well
fitted out with a superb swimming pool and gardens. The children
loved it. We were visited by the monkeys on several days which was
experience. Located within reach of everything (car essential). A
truly wonderful holiday.
July 25th 2010
" This house is awsome! There were enough rooms for each of us kids to
sleep comfortably and staying here was an 'all round adventure' , We
loved swimming in the amazing pool! Great time Thanks !"
Mike, Sandra ,Angie, Desi, from Bloomfield Conneticut.
3rd -17th April 2011
" Lovely Lovely Nevis, Villa very comfortable and perfect for our stay. Peaceful home from home. We will be back!"
Max & Cathryn, Joseph, William &Grace, Ashley Sarah, Frankie and Zack, from Stafford England.
March 12-19th 2012
"We came to Nevis not knowing what to expect and naive to it lack of
population. Our several days of exploring Pinneys Beach , Nisbet Beach,
Lovers Beach and Oualie beach and other unnamed spots , we grew
to realize what a unique treasure Island Nevis is, where else can
you drive 5 minutes and swim on a two mile beach which is all to
yourselves, with no houses, people, hotels in sight? Verandah offered a
lovely place to be completely relaxed with Nature. I finally read
the 'Steve Jobs' Biography . Thank you for all your help. We had
a lovely time."
Debi, Dave and Christian.
"We had a lovely two week stay in Verandah, well equipped, comfortable
and whoever screened the Verandah terrace is a genius. Enjoyed
Gallipot, Bananas, and indian takeaway. Thanks for your help Peter and
for sharing this lovely home from home with us."
Paul and Jemma, from UK.
had a wonderful week here on Nevis. "Exactly what the doctor ordered".
Sunshine, warm weather, beautiful beaches and friendly people. We
really enjoyed snorkeling on the reefs at Pinney Beach. Sea turtles
each day. So many beautiful fish. We had a few monkey visits which was
super fun. Golden Rock a must. We loved your wrap round fully screened
Verandah. lounge "
Anne, Olivia, from Green Bay WI ,USA
Ann, Kevin, Nicholas from NJ ,USA