SECRET GARDEN

Secret Garden is a hidden getaway, an oasis, high above Charlestown in Upper Hamilton Estate with a direct westerly view of the Caribbean and year-round sunsets. This wonderful 3.5-acre site includes an open, breezy home, stone ruins dating to 1670, and tropical gardens nurtured by the owner during the past 20 years. A lush, tropical back courtyard built around a mature mango tree, with a small waterfall, highlight the gracious entrance to the house. In contrast to the vibrant tropical setting and the deep blue sea below, the home itself is white, fully furnished, and includes several antique pieces and hand-crafted wrought iron Nevis beds. The large doors and windows in each room all push open to bring the outdoors in, revealing garden and ocean views. A newly built bridge will cross the ghaut leading to the rest of the property.

PROPERTY PHOTOS





       




       




       




       



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Built: 1990

Contractor: Percy Drew

Square footage: 2050 sq. ft. interior; 1232 sq. ft. exterior under roof; 1000 sq. ft. sunny outdoor deck; large shaded courtyard

Master Bedroom: Master bedroom with ensuite bath (20’ x 20’) with two sets of French doors. Master is located in its own separate pod that opens out onto the central courtyard with spacious white-tiled bathroom.

Guest Bedrooms: Two additional bedrooms, both 16’ x 14’ with Jack and Jill bathroom

Great Room: Large open great room (16’x 42’) in center of house with French doors leading to interior courtyard; front French doors lead out onto veranda and pool.

Kitchen/Dining: Galley-style kitchen with solid mahogany cabinetry and countertops, including a dining area with French doors (36’ x 10’) leading out to poolside veranda. The fully-equipped kitchen has double sinks. The house has a refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, stove/oven and microwave.

Pool: 10’ x 20’ with surrounding deck made from black cut river stone

Cistern: 60,000 gallons

Construction: Concrete block with rebar and poured concrete, galvanized roofing

Taxes: $300 USD per year

Fencing: Main house compound is fully fenced with gated entrance to garden area

Details: More than two acres of untouched land allows for the extension of gardens or additional guest cottages. Exotic plantings include yellow and orange flamboyant, rare blue and pine cone ginger, bird of paradise, a huge Brazilian Fern tree, towering African Violet, Pride of Barbados, Triangle Palm, Heliconia, Bromeliad, 10 types of mango and many other tropical fruits and palms New plantings are propagated in the working shade house. The house has a shady courtyard, many covered nooks, and sunny decks. There is a shade house for the avid gardener interested in propagation. The setting and size of Secret Garden make for a rare offering on Nevis.




The above information is believed to have been gathered from reliable sources, but is based upon information gathered from third parties, therefore may not be complete or totally accurate.


PROPERTY DETAILS

 

Price

$775,000

Location

Upper Hamilton Estate

Size of Property

3.5 acres

Square Footage of House

2050 square feet interior

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

3 / 2.5