Flamboyant Villa perfectly combines quintessential Caribbean charm and a sensible dose of real-world practicality. Nestled alongside swathes of the bright red flaming trees on the southern slopes of Mount Nevis, the villa hunkers down beneath the cooling Trade Winds. It’s the ideal location for anybody looking to be within easy reach of bustling Charlestown and yet just a stone’s throw from the elegant retreats of the Botanical Gardens and Montpelier.
Approached along a leafy path, Flamboyant Villa is set back from the lane. A broad verandah provides an ideal outdoor living space that leads out to a pool surrounded by a wide sunbathing terrace. On the far side of the pool nestles a two bedroom guest cottage, perfect either for when friends and family come to visit or to provide a reliable rental income year round.
The main villa has been designed with a clever use of space. High, vaulted ceilings make it light and airy, and a low wall separates dining and seating areas to provide the ideal combination of intimacy and privacy. Unlike many homes on the island, a notable feature of Flamboyant Villa is a separate kitchen.
Two large double bedrooms with private bathrooms have fitted wardrobes and the same reaching high ceilings as the shared living spaces.
It is the charming guest cottage that adds a special something here, though. The two bedroom, two bathroom cottage has whitewashed walls, blue louvred shutters and cheerful terracotta floors that together create a clean, fresh space. With the outside painted a bright sunshine yellow with sea-blue detailing, it fits in perfectly in the mature gardens.
For anybody looking to settle on Nevis permanently, Flamboyant Villa is an excellent choice. It is private while also being part of a small community on the island, and it is within easy reach of town and exclusive restaurants while still feeling secluded.
A combined sitting room and dining area are separated by a low wall, affording both privacy and intimacy
Unusually on Nevis, this is separated from the main living space and fully fitted with kitchen cupboards, plenty of counter space, sink, fridge/freezxer, stove, microwave and dishwasher.
A spacious double room with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom
Another large double room, again with fitted wardrobes and a private bathroom
A wide verandah suitable for entertaining and relaxing and the benefit of off street parking access by a separate drive in gate.
A two bedroom, two bathroom self-contained living space with verandah
Mature gardens with, of course, multiple glorious flamboyant trees. The pool is surrounded by a wide sunbathing deck and provides a division between the main villa and the guest cottage.