Villa Verandah Guest Book

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 note said
" 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 of Nevis."


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 home. We had a lovely weeks vacation."


31/8/07 Peter & Helen with kids-Rachael, Hannah, Rebekah, Abigail & Benjamin from Wokingham, Berkshire, England wrote
" 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 of Nevis. The scenery is incredible and the people unbelievably humble. Our family experienced wonderful scuba diving, snorkeling and beach exploring. We hope to return to this paradise soon. Serenity and tranquility to all future visitors!"

27/11/09 Joe, Malc, Joy and Peter from Isle of Wight stayed a week and said "Thanks for your lovely house. Very relaxed- going home for Xmas!"

26/12/09 Carol, 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 comfortable. Fantastic memories forever."

6/6/2010 Trip Advisor review. Clients from Surrey UK,

We stayed in Nevis because my brother was getting married there and we needed a villa large enough to accommodate 9 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 a wonderful 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.

January 2013

"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.

March 2013

"We 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