About this listing
Come and experience a relaxing and tranquil getaway at this Island bed-and-breakfast. Portsmouth, a traditional plantation style home, is nestled on the side of Saddle Hill at 900 feet above sea level and benefits from cooling trade winds, which create a constant light breeze, eliminating the need for air conditioning. Situated on a verdant hillside with beautiful mountain vistas and ocean views, the location ensures our guests a restful vacation.
The finely appointed guest room comprises a king-sized bed (or twin beds, if preferred) with a large walk-in closet, and an en suite bathroom. You will have your own private entry which is accessed via the veranda just outside the bedroom. There is a quiet sitting area on the veranda that is furnished with comfortable wicker seating for relaxing or reading a book. In case you need to be in touch with the outside world, there is WiFi internet and a flat screen television in your room.
FOOD and BEVERAGE
A Caribbean breakfast including baked goods, seasonal fresh fruit, cereal and yogurt will be served on the veranda whenever you are ready in the morning. If you have any dietary concerns please let us know in advance and we will make every effort to provide something for you. In addition, a coffee maker, kettle and refrigerator with a selection of coffee, tea and water will be available for your exclusive use at any time.
To enquiry about availability and make reservations please email (email hidden)
The rate is US$150 per day which includes continental breakfast and is inclusive of taxes and service charge.
Minimum stay is 5 nights (Note: We will only take shorter stays of 2 to 4 nights to fill a ‘gap’ between reservations).
Deposit: We require a non-refundable deposit of $300 to secure a reservation. We will hold accommodation dates for 5 days to allow you time to confirm flight availability etc.. Deposit is payable immediately once the reservation is confirmed.
Balance: The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. If the reservation is cancelled more than 30 days before the arrival date the balance will be refunded (less associated costs). If the reservation is cancelled or changed less than 30 days prior to arrival, for any reason, no refund will be given. We highly recommend that guests purchase travel insurance should there be any chance of the reservation needing to be cancelled.
Payment may be made via our PayPal account in US$ or GBP
Your British born host, Penny Cox Ray, has lived and worked in Bermuda and the Caribbean for almost 40 years.
Penny will ensure your stay at Portsmouth is a memorable experience and can provide information about Nevis and all the activities available.
She can arrange car hire in advance of your arrival and recommend dining options around the Island.
Nevis is a 36 square mile (96 square km.) unspoiled island jewel located in the Caribbean Sea 200 miles south of Puerto Rico and just west of Antigua. The Island is dominated by Nevis Peak which rises to a height of 3,262 feet in the centre and is encircled by one main Island road.
On his second voyage to the New World in 1493 Christopher Columbus spied the Peak covered in clouds, which he thought was snow, and named the Island “Nuestra señora de las nieves” or “Our lady of the snows” - hence the name Nevis. She is also affectionately referred to as “the Queen of the Caribees”.
The interior of the Island boast a lush rain forest while on the Caribbean side there are miles of unspoiled quiet beaches.
The capital Charlestown is a charming town with many historical buildings , including the birthplace and childhood home of Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
The average air temperature is 79F (26C) with humidity of 71.5%. An average annual rainfall of 55 inches contributes to the lush green foliage and abundant wildlife. You will find goats and donkeys wandering along the roads, as well as the green vervet monkeys which inhabit the Island
The unspoiled charm of Nevis allows visitors to step back in time to a quieter way of life which is unhurried and relaxed.
A few years ago when enquiring in a local hardware store when they expected to receive a shipment of screwdrivers, your host was informed by the sales person “the boat fetches when she fetches” – that says it all – the ultimate relaxation of this magical island.
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