If you would like to get a real sense of this lovely, safe and non-tourisy island, this property is the one to rent. You will need a car, as it is up a hillside and a fair walking distance to the main road (local rentall is easy and fairly inexpensive). The villa is situated in a safe, rural, pastoral location, overlooking the Caribbean sea, with a view of the most beautiful and sculptural hills of St. Kitts in the distance across "the Narrows". You can watch the parades of goats, then sheep, then monkeys. The villa has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, so appropriate for 2 to 6 people. Two bedrooms have double beds, and one has twin beds. Because it is in an elevated position, fresh breezes sweep through, eliminating the need for air conditioning, although the bedrooms are supplied with AC ( in three years of staying here we've never used it). There is a screened-in porch as well as a wide poolside patio with a large plunge pool (but only large enough for a few strokes). The pool is really nice to have after a hot afternoon exploring the island. The bathrooms are nice, and the kitchen, with frig and stove is adequate. The cooking utensils are OK, but not for gourmet meals - which are abundant anyway at restaurants on the island. There is maid service, pool maintenance and grass cutting once a week.
Very good value.
If you want to scorch yourself on a beach all day, and sleep in AC all night, then this is not the place for you. But if you want to experience the island as many ex-pats live, this villa will be perfect.
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Calamansi is clean, simple and centrally-located. The local property manager is helpful and responsive. The house itself is of the size and quality of a typical Florida beach home.
Nice place. Very spacious house with a great view. Nice pool too. Look out for the monkeys though. They pooped in the pool during our visit but it was cleaned and dealt with, early the next morning. Overall, it was a great experience and a ton of fun. Plants of space for a Big family and secluded enough for a quick couples getaway at a reasonable price!
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This villa was perfect for the 6 of us. We were able to cook meals which was nice because we got tired of eating out. The pool was great after a long day of sightseeing and the beds were comfortable and the air conditioning was cold in every room. The manager responded quickly and was very kind.