Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree

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Location: Church Ground, Nevis

Sale Price: 
1,160,000.00 USD
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Property Description

Stepping in the gardens of the Banyan Tree is like entering an enchanted oasis. Myriads of colors, smells and sounds greet the visitors and attract exotic birds, butterflies and wild life.

The star of the show is without a doubt the 300 year old banyan tree which over the years, grew creating arches of twisted roots and branches providing a perfect spot to enjoy afternoon teas, sheltered from the sun.

Winding narrow paths throughout the gardens allow for contemplation of the extensive varieties of ginger flowers, fruit trees and tropical plants. 

The Banyan Tree is part of the old Morning Star Estate where the owners of the Morning Star Plantation likely lived. Scattered through the property are various stoned remains, many integrated in the landscaping.


Property Details

Main House:  With almost three floors of living space, the main house consists of a large living/dining area with wide openings embracing the view of the Caribbean Sea. An adjacent covered terrace provides a wonderful spot for breakfast or dinners al fresco.

Internal steps lead to a bright and very large kitchen with plenty of built in cabinetry and counter tops. A large dining table can easily sit 8 people for breakfast. Off the kitchen is the master bedroom.

A few steps down, the hallway opens to a very spacious room currently used as a storage area for the owners’ artwork. This space could easily be converted into a second bedroom. The laundry room and main bathroom complete this level.

Guest Cottage: Two large guest bedrooms, each with its own bathroom provide comfortable accommodation to visitors. The veranda and small terrace give plenty of outdoor sitting space.

Bamboo Cottage: Down a path lined by tall green bamboo trees, the delightful Bamboo Cottage is the perfect romantic setting. Painted in pastel colors with a wraparound veranda that encompasses views of the beautiful gardens and the sea. A well sized bedroom with its own bathroom and small, functional kitchen give full autonomy to the visitor.

Various sitting areas allow for different activities during the day. A covered terrace facing the sea is ideal for the painting lessons given by the owners. The cozy table set up at the foot of the magnificent Banyan tree is conducive to reading or enjoying an afternoon tea. 

The separate lot of 1 acre has several stone walls built to retain the top soil. It has been cleared so not to obstruct the views from the main house.

The area immediately surrounded the house and guests’ accommodation bursts with colors from multiple potted flowers, orchids while the various herbs grown for the kitchen fill it with fragrance.

The main house remodeled and enlarged by the current owners shortly after they bought it, is very open, bright and spacious. 

Immediately behind the main house, across a small courtyard is the guest cottage with 2 large bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. A veranda runs along the length of the cottage.

Away from the main accommodation is the charming Bamboo Cottage. With its own access gates, the cottage is equipped with a small kitchen, large bedroom and bathroom giving total privacy to its guests.

A separate lot sits across the main property protecting the beautiful sea views from the open living and dining area. More land behind the home, is used by a local neighbor as pasture for his herd of sheep but would be a fantastic site for more accommodation or for the addition of a swimming pool. 

The Banyan Tree has been tended with love, care and devotion by its owners who created here their artists’ retreat. It is now ready for a new owner to stamp his/her own mark and give it a new chapter in its long history.

Property notes:

  • Lot size: 5.48 Acres
  • Built in: Origins date back from 1750, restored in 1995 and 2008
  • Construction: Main House and bedroom cottage are built with existing local Nevisian stones and masonry. Bamboo cottage is made of wood.
  • Water: Government water and cisterns (3)
  • Electricity; Nevlec
  • Swimming pool: No
  • Generator: No


Listed by Helene Robic

  • Office: 1 869 469 1120
  • Mobile: 1 869 662 1120


Land Area:           5.48 Acres

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