Richard & Morag from Scotland
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
" 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
" 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!"
Joe, Malc, Joy and Peter from Isle of Wight stayed a week and
said "Thanks for your lovely house. Very relaxed- going home
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
Trip Advisor review. Clients from Surrey UK,
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.
"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.
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