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Palms Court Gardens, romantic cottage, luxury pool, ocean view., Basseterre

Family-friendly Basseterre accommodation with private pool and kitchen

  • Free WiFi

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Basseterre, Saint George Basseterre Parish, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Having the property to yourselves in the evening was a major plus. Staff was awesome and…

    Feb. 22, 2019

  • We live in Nevis and came over for two nights to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday. We’re…

    Aug. 15, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 3 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • Heart of Basseterre
  • The Circus - 14 min walk
  • Berkeley Memorial - 14 min walk
  • St. George's Anglican Church - 15 min walk
  • Basseterre Cruise Port - 17 min walk
  • Basseterre Co-Cathedral of Immaculate Conception - 18 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Twin Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Futon

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About this cottage

Settled on a small hill, just off the historic town center Basseterre, with fabulous views on the harbor and the Caribbean sea, just a 3 min. walk away from the town beach and vegetable and fish market, lies the privately owned property Palms Court Gardens, surrounded by one acre lush, tropical gardens and a luxury infinity pool.
The property consists of the main house, housing the rooms of the owners, the kitchen for the restaurant (Open Mo - Sun: 9am - 5pm) and the Shell Works gift boutique, and an all wood guest cottage. The rental apartment is on the second floor of the cottage, offering the best view on the island of the historic town Basseterre, the harbor and the ocean with the neighboring island Nevis in the background.

Being on the top floor of the wooden cottage, the apartment's ambiance profits from the open vaulted Caribbean style wood ceilings with its visible beams. The decor is held in a luxurious, mediterranean 'shabby chic' style. A fully equipped kitchen with enclosed dining/living space, a spacious bathroom with walk in shower and separate toilet, a library, free Wi-Fi, a large air conditioned bedroom with one queen size and one single bed (enough space to put another bed for a family with 2 children) and a large flat screen TV, Bose radio/CD player, offers everything you look for in your home away from home.

Palms Court Gardens is privately owned. Until 2003 it belonged to the Royal Bank of Canada who for many years had their managers staying at this property. In 2003 it was sold to a local business man and his wife - an arts and crafts teacher from Switzerland. The property and gardens then were completely transformed into a mediterranean/ Caribbean dream and opened to the public the first time in 2010. Although on a day with cruise ships in port, an average of 10 - 80 visitors are touring the garden and 10 - 40 day visitors are spending some time at the pool (9am - 5pm), the guests at the cottage still enjoy their full privacy, as the apartment is located on the second floor and out of the eye of the garden visitor.

The cottage was initially built for the family's own purposes; a design studio on the ground level and a one bedroom apartment on the second floor for their private guests. It is now offered for the first time for rent.

After the family purchased the property in 2003, a 7 year period followed of extensive restorations, re-landscaping, and adding a luxury infinity pool and the guest cottage. The family finally decided to share the beauty of the gardens and the stunning ocean, town and mountain views with the public. Carrying idea was to support the Children Educational Fund St.Kitts with the generated income. A special attraction at Palms Court Gardens is Shell Works

St.Kitts, with its production site and gift shop located between the guest cottage and main house. Jewellery, gift items and home accessories, all made from natural and local materials, are produced right on location and invite the visitor to watch and talk to the artisans.

Designed and restored for the private use, each inch throughout the garden, main house, patio and guest cottage is done with extraordinary style and class, and offering all the amenities your looking for your private home away from home.

View and read the travel blog from Palms Court Gardens guests Marlene and Steve

What’s around


  • Heart of Basseterre
  • The Circus - 14 min walk
  • Berkeley Memorial - 14 min walk
  • St. George's Anglican Church - 15 min walk
  • Basseterre Cruise Port - 17 min walk
  • Basseterre Co-Cathedral of Immaculate Conception - 18 min walk
  • Independance Square - 19 min walk
  • Warner Park Sporting Complex - 22 min walk
  • Greatheeds - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Frigate Bay - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Frigate Bay Beach - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km

Getting around

  • Robert L. Bradshaw Intl. Airport (SKB) - 8 min drive
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Basseterre, Saint George Basseterre Parish, St. Kitts and Nevis

The manager

Claudia Amory

Speaks: English, German

The cottage

Key facts

  • Cottage (1050 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Designated smoking areas


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bedroom - 1 queen bed, 1 twin/single bed, and 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender


  • Breakfast available

Entertainment and recreation

  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Massages
  • Kayak on site
  • Casino nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Private pool
  • Access to spa tub


  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Fenced yard

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Safe
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Concierge services
  • Telephone
  • Travel crib

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties allowed
  • Max. guests: 3

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 2:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Parties and events are allowed on site.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA).

Also known as

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  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Serendipity (3-min walk), Fisherman's Wharf (4-min walk), and Ben-J's Bar & Restaurant (9-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback riding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Palms Court Gardens, romantic cottage, luxury pool, ocean view. also has private pools and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Little piece of heaven

    Wow! From the moment we started dealing with Claudia we felt we were on a winner. The location of the guesthouse. With the views across the harbour, across to Nevis is amazing. It was great to relax on the large veranda in the swinging chairs with a gin and tonic. The staff are great. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived. Highly recommend Palms Court. We were very sad to leave. Thank you Claudia.

    Derek C., Other trip, Jan. 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The home was very clean and the staff was accommodating to all of our needs and proactively met the

    The home was beautiful and quaint. We really didn't have to leave the property because everything was there waiting for our arrival

    Rekonda R., Other trip, Jul. 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    a gem!

    It was a privilege to stay here. Gorgeous views overlooking the harbor and Basseterre. The cottage is cozy, comfortable and private. The interior is wood, with a plantation tropical feel-unique and well appointed. It has wonderful warm crosswinds in the front eating/lounging area, that remind you why you came to the island. The property is delightful, well groomed with flowers everywhere. There is a restaurant, pool and bar. In short, a great bargain for a very memorable stay.

    Sylvie S., Other trip, Dec. 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Quiet Sanctuary

    We had a lovely stay here. The staff at Palms Court Garden was very friendly and helpful during the day and it was nice to come back after sightseeing/laying on the beach to our own oasis. Everything was very clean. There were nice touches with flowers everywhere when we arrived. We didn't cook, but kitchen is stocked with essentials should others choose to. We were walking distance from Port Zante and Circus so it was an easy walk to grab a taxi or do some shopping. (We opted not to rent a car and found we didn't really need it). The staff also helped us arrange a taxi a few times as well. We did spend one day hanging out by the pool which was nice and relaxing. Wish we could have stayed here longer and if we ever come back to St. Kitt's we will definitely look into renting from Palms Court guesthouse again!

    Megan S., Other trip, Mar. 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Another Amazing Stay

    We chose to stay a second time, this time to celebrate our anniversary. The check in process is very smooth and the home always has a special touch. This time we had flowers waiting for us. The only issue we experienced was a faulty door lock but Rhonda dropped what she was doing and rushed over to sort it out. We’ve recommended this property to our friends and will do the same to anyone who asks!

    Frederick S., Other trip, Oct. 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Magnificent Getaway!

    We had the good fortune to stay at Palms Court Gardens for 10 days in early September. The guesthouse and grounds were exactly as seen in the photos! The views, sunrise and sunsets were spectacular. It was such a restful getaway. Claudia was extremely helpful and very approachable with answering questions prior to our arrival as we checked in after hours. Rhonda who manages the property was also very helpful, warm and great to talk with. The staff were all friendly and went out of their way to make our trip so enjoyable. They were also very respectful. We had an issue with a broken shower head and it was fixed immediately! There is pride shown by all who work there. Even the head gardener put up a Canadian flag on the flag pole to welcome us. It was such a nice gesture and made us feel at home. The food in the restaurant was fantastic!, fresh, flavorful and plentiful. Claudia even shared a recipe! I would not hesitate to book in for a stay at Palms Court!! I can see why it books up quickly.

    Karen A., Other trip, Sep. 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    The property was beautiful the guest house was unique and well equipped the pool was wonderful staff was outstanding super friendly and helpful would definitely recommend to wishing to go to St Kitts

    Shannon W., Other trip, Mar. 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    This is such an amazing and unique place to stay in St. Kitts. You really have the best of everything...would HIGHLY recommend!!

    Nyree E., Other trip, Jun. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great accomodation

    This accommodation is perfect for us. The view is fabulous. We have an infiniti pool and hot tub to ourselves when the restaurant closes around 5 pm. The apartment is very comfortable, plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, towels, shower soap, hair dryer, air conditioning in the bedroom, a sizeable library (I've always managed to find books that interest me), a sizeable balcony with plenty of seating. The staff at the restaurant are very nice to deal with. Claudia is a great host. Her parents used to live there when they visited. Pick this place. You won't regret it.

    david s., Other trip, Feb. 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent Stay and Beautiful Views

    Claudia was a fantastic host. Very friendly and always available if you needed her. The cottage was very clean and well appointed. The views from the deck were amazing! During our stay we did not have many cruise ship visitors so it was relatively quiet. We would defiantly recommend this place and would return again.

    Jamie P., Other trip, Dec. 27, 2019

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