Grand Casa Therese offers a unique opportunity on Nevis. This is the perfect place for those looking to either invest in a trio of apartments – ideal for permanent residents or vacationers – or for someone who wants to take a property in an enviable location and transform it into something wonderful.
Set in a large garden with plenty of mature shrubs and trees, this pretty white property with sky-blue touches has a traditional gingerbread trim and a wide wraparound porch finished with typical Caribbean-styled wood ornamentation. The broad verandah is arguably the highlight, with ample space for dining areas and separate reading nooks, all with views that look across palm trees to the blue of the Caribbean Sea. Grand Casa Therese is elevated enough on the slopes of Mount Nevis to be in prime position every evening to watch the sun sinking into the sea, and to be cooled by the gentle breezes. Views to the rear have the mountain looking down, a protective presence that solidifies this as one of the finest locations on the island.
The property was designed as three separate apartments. Two of these come with bright, colourful kitchens at the entrance – there’s nothing quite like cooking alongside a view – that lead into large, high-ceilinged living and sleeping areas. Behind these are the bathroom spaces, divided into a large storage room with fitted wardrobes and twin sinks, a separate bath and shower unit and a further room for the toilet.
The third, central apartment is the largest space here. With a fully-equipped fitted kitchen in the open plan lounge and dining area, it has a dramatic entrance space with wide double doors that lead directly onto the verandah. The room behind here is currently used as a study, and at the back of the house is a large double bedroom with en suite bathroom incorporating a bath, shower, twin sinks and a separate toilet.
As holiday rentals, the three apartments could offer visitors to the island something that is not available elsewhere: they are affordable, comfortable spaces in a prime location just a few minutes from Pinney’s Beach and within easy reach of the main island road.
But a new owner may want to transform Grand Casa Therese into something quite different. It offers an extraordinary opportunity for somebody with a keen eye for interior design and a sense of space and architectural possibilities. As the adage goes, it comes down to location, location, location, and here nestles the metaphorical butterfly waiting to emerge from its chrysalis. There is ample space in the gardens to include a pool, a yoga deck, a gazebo – the possibilities are only limited by imagination.