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Black Sand Cove beach accessible only from the stairs on our property
5.0 of 5 stars
17 reviews
Black Sand Cove beach accessible only from the stairs on our property
The house as the sun starts to go down
Broad wooden stairway leading to the beach
Black Sand Cove beach with sailboats
The house at Black Sand Cove with Mt. Nevis in the background
The house has a pool near the sea
The house at night
Living room of house
Front porch of house at dawn
The kitchen
The kitchen as the morning sun shines in
The house has convenient laundry facilities
The blue bedroom has a king-size bed
This wall hanging by local fabric artist Deborah Tyrell was inspired by the logwood tree in front
The green bedroom has twin beds
This 'sleeping porch' has a sofabed, chest of drawers, and its own bathroom outside off the patio
Gingerbread woodwork trim is a feature of island architecture
Fan jatropha and Mt. Nevis, seen from our garden
A double rainbow after a tropical shower
Purpler fountain grass and other local grasses lead to the front gate
Black Sand Cove beach
Looking from the pool to the house through the bougainvillea
Mahogany and neem trees lend some shade
Agaves, portulaca, and the back patio
Butterfly on fan jatropha
Hummingbird amid the agaves
Evening descends
The gardens feature local plants that like the dry, salty atmosphere
Portulaca amid the cactus waves
The patio and been tree, with Mt Nevis hidden by clouds
blue agave with Mt Nevis in the background
aloes in bloom
blooming aloes are favorites of hummingbirds
a native almond, surrounded by blooming aloes
driftwood points out where to park the car
the path along the shore to the south of Black Sand Cove
purple fountain grass and a still Caribbean sea
wild morning glory, a local 'weed'
coppers from the old sugar plantations make good ponds for aquatic plants
Norfolk Island Pine likes the tropical seaside environment
blue agaves live a long time, and grow quite large
this kalalchoe is called 'donkey ears'
our cactus waves are 'dry beds' designed to thrive without irrigation
sunset turns the seaside grasses golden
lots of paths lead your through the garden
coconut and purple fountain grass
crownflower presides over a bed of common roadside plants
a bird-of-paradise enjoying some morning sun
frequent tropical showers bring lots of rainbows
the trunk of a royal palm with different kinds of agaves
a native logwood tree, once a valuable export from the Caribbean
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Our vacation house, BLACK SAND COVE, has the FlipKey 'Rated Excellent' badge, and won the 'Top Vacation Rental' badge in 2012 and again in 2013. It's located is in a secluded part of the out-of-the-way island of Nevis. The house, just yards from the Caribbean sea, is set in an unique and extensive garden, which some guests insist is the most beautiful garden in the Caribbean. We emphasize on local plants and native species, and the uniqueness lies in great design, thanks to Julie Toll, the multi-award winner of many British garden shows. A broad wooden staircase takes you from the garden down to a small beach with soft, black sand. On our peaceful corner of the island, you'll hear only the sounds of nature: the wind in the banana trees, the birds, the crickets, and the waves on the shore.

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About the owner, Linda B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 44 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
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Denise M
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
person found this review helpful

This is the best place to stay on the island if you want a relaxing beach vacation without the crowd or ‘touristy’-flavor. We couldn’t have asked for more! My husband and I and our 2 young daughters stayed in the cottage, which was roomy and spacious, and felt like home. The cottage is nestled among the expansive gardens, and is...


David O
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
person found this review helpful

We stayed in the cottage Aug 18-25. What you’ve read in other reviews and seen on the website is just a glimpse of this achingly-beautiful property in one of Nevis’s most pristine locations. Travelers seeking a unique, secluded, close-to-nature experience, while also demanding a residence up to modern vacation standards (and then some!), will find no better than this on... more

Nashua, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We have stayed here 3 times now and have the 4th trip already booked, I was reluctant to write a review as I want to keep this place along with Nevis to ourselves. Since I can't add much more praise to the house, location and manager I will just say the reviews and pictures are accurate but no words can... more

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 4 nights
Jul 18, 2015 -
Oct 31, 2015
quiet season
4 nights
Nov 1, 2015 -
Dec 12, 2015
mid-season - fall
4 nights
Dec 13, 2015 -
Apr 15, 2016
4 nights
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  • Damage deposit: $300 / stay - Deposit
  • Tax rate: 9.0% of rental - Tax
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How to get there
Airport: Nevis (NEV): 6.8 mi
Ferry: Charlestown: 3.0 mi
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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