Cross Gone with the Wind with an early Bond film (think Dr No) and the resulting style will be something akin to that of Naomi Cleaver’s gorgeous house on the Caribbean island of Nevis: ceiling fans, white muslin, lush colours and romantic verandas, plus leggy furniture, graphic fabrics and sleek mid-century minimalism.’ Katherine Sorrell, Daily Telegraph Magazine.
“The Galleries” is built in a traditional Caribbean style – a stone base with a timber top – known locally as ‘Blouse and Skirt” and has been decorated and furnished using locally sourced materials and craftsmanship.
So named for its deep wraparound verandas – or galleries – “The Galleries” has 6,000 feet of living space, with three double bedrooms – all air conditioned – three bathrooms, living room, large kitchen, smaller galley kitchen, media room and studio and powder room.
The villa has 3/4 acre of garden, featuring an abundance of flora. Trees include mahogany, banana, citrus, palm, akee, lignum vitae, flamboyant, sandbox and mango and a variety of cactus.
The garden is home to herons, white egrets, warblers, banana quits, grass quits, finches, hummingbirds, kestrels, mongoose, bats and the hilarious gambolling Green Vervet monkeys.
A large in-ground 70-foot swimming pool, (one of the most impressive on the island) nestles in a tranquil corner of the garden, surrounded by a lovely lounging deck and lots of nooks to enjoy the shade of the large trees and indulge in the total solitude.
The villa is a short stroll from a quiet sandy beach, perfect for pelican-watching and snorkelling, and ten minutes’ walk from the island’s showpiece Pinney’s Beach.
Several restaurants are nearby including the famous Chrishi Beach Club, Le Bar @ Cliffdwellers, The Gin Trap, Oualie Beach Resort and Indian Summer.
It is also minutes from the new water taxi pier at Oualie Bay with all the Watersports activity, 10 minutes from the airport and the charming capital Charlestown.
The property is one of the most successful rental villas on he island and for someone looking for a property to earn its keep, this is one of the best on offer, and comes with a great team to ensure an easy handover.