Too Much Nice is an artfully deceptive pale yellow villa occupying an elevated position on the highly desirable Jones Estate. On arrival at the villa, you pass rustling palms and bright bougainvillea along a path that leads you through the tropical terraced gardens, every corner turned reveals unexpected tucked away gems.
As you walk past the villa the swimming pool comes into view – and what a generous pool it is. Views on the one side look across the Caribbean, and on the other they reach over the St Kitts peninsula wandering into the sea. It’s surrounded by gorgeous splashes of tropical foliage and, along with the house, is elevated on a hillside so there’s complete privacy. Alongside the pool deck is a wide covered verandah with plenty of space for outdoor lounging or dining, leading back through sliding glass doors directly into the living room.
Once inside, the house seems infinitely larger than the outside suggests. The main room here is huge, with a high vaulted ceiling equipped with fans anda bright fully equipped fitted kitchen with a Bosch cooker, hob and dishwasher and a GE fridge/freezer. There is also a useful breakfast bar. Further doors lead onto the wide verandah that runs the length of the villa; offering ample space for private reading in the shade or to hang a hammock to take advantage of the breeze and views.
The master bedroom that leads off the living area is a vast space with decoration inspired by the dark woods of Indonesia. There is a king sized four poster bed from which you can watch the sun rise over Mount Nevis and a large built-in wardrobe. The bedroom also benefits from air conditioning and a ceiling fan to ensure a cool night’s sleep.
The huge ensuite leading off the master also takes inspiration from global travels, with windows replaced by intricately carved Indonesian wood panels. There’s a large spa bath, an open shower area and cleverly incorporated shelving together with a spacious owner’s locker. Careful design and individual touches really elevate a space that in other comparable properties are perhaps somewhat predictable.
Two very generous downstairs guest bedrooms are accessed internally via a beautiful wooden spiral staircase, another little unexpected twist. They share a bathroom – once more decorated with thought and care for style that never compromises practicality.
Each of the bedrooms have double doors that can be thrown back to lead out to a wide verandah and the rooms can be accessed independently from the outside, if required. There are king beds in both rooms, along with large built-in wardrobes as well as ceiling fans and air conditioning.
A spacious laundry room is also located downstairs complete with Maytag washing machine and gas tumble dryer, a butler’s sink and a substantial built-in shelved storage cupboard.
Paths in the garden lead to winding Nevisian-stone stairways, and these in turn lead out to a gorgeous plateau overlooks Mount Nevis. A gazebo offers a lovely retreat; the perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner with panoramic views of the island including Mount Nevis and views down to Oualie Beach and beyond.
Too Much Nice offers a little of everything. It is a space for entertaining and a space for calm, a home where thought and care have been put into every decision. Combine this with a desirable location and you have the perfect permanent residence or rental investment – this property has been one of the most popular rentals on Nevis. If you’re seeking traditional Caribbean charm with gentle nods to the world beyond, this is the home for you.
Excellent rental record for over 10 years
Sold fully furnished
Mains water & cistern
NEVLEC mains electricity
A/C in bedrooms
Set in 0.68 acre of landscaped gardens
The property has WIFI/Internet access
Located in the popular Jones Estate area within easy reach of beaches, restaurants, minutes from the Seabridge car ferry, 5 minutes to the airport and 10 minutes to the Four Seasons resort with upscale dining, golf, tennis and spa.