| Monday, January 01, 0001
Hill Estate-The Ultimate Caribbean Getaway
If the grind and stress of your profession is exceeding your threshold, we have an exceptional estate that will fillthe Rx for rest and relaxation. The Hill Estate at the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis provides three extraordinary properties to choose from to help create a memorable escape from your busy practice.
Chris Hill, a British Real Estate Developer by trade, is married to a doctor and his son is also a physician. Because of these relationships, he is acutely aware of the pressures that are part of the medical profession.The Hill family has traveled extensively all over the world and when it came time to choosing a place to build a retreat, their shangrila, they chose to develop a magnificentresidence in the rain forest, foot hills of Nevis Peak.
When asked, “why Nevis?”, Mr. Hill said it was an easy decision, the people. The island is low crime, very well-educated and the islanders are very kind and friendly. It is easy to come away with a friendship with one of the maids, gardeners, or Four Seasons staﬀ members after a stay on the amiable island. The choice to build was also made easy because of the quaint charm, the Caribbean old town feel that Nevis has, not corrupted by the trappings of commercialization. Yet the accessibility to good local restaurants and island entertainment is a bonus.
In real estate, location, location, location is key. In addition to selecting the perfect location, West Indies island of Nevis, the Hill family has gone one step further. They have built a tropical compound designed with the perfect combination of class and comfort. “When we travel around the world, we stay at the top hotels, we enjoy the best of the best and The Four Seasons is a great benchmark, ”says Hill. He loves that his estate is part of The Four Seasons Resort and Spa and the luxury that comes with that. The robes, towels, beds, linens, L’Occitane bath products, all the signature delights that make the hotel special, are also included in your villa retreat. The franchise is known for its incredible customer service, that along with all the wonderful amenities that the resort provides, makes this the perfect location, location, location.
When designing the layout of the properties, Mr. Hill had certain objectives and criteria. It was important to have space where all could gather as well as retreat areas where residents can enjoy private time. Outdoor living spaces were just as important as the indoor spaces; the kitchen was strategically placed on the lower level, easily accessible to the pool, patio and outdoor dining area and grill. As you enter through the main doors of the upper level, you are greeted with a breathtaking view of the ocean and lush green scape through a wall of large glass doors which open onto screened in veranda. This outdoor living space is furnished with modern, comfortable furniture, inviting you to discover another perfect sunset.
Mr. Hill knows that when you are in paradise you want to stay connected to nature, this is why he has created many living spaces where nature is part of the experience. Every full bath is beautifully appointed with modern brushed nickel fixtures and luxurious rain shower heads. Dark mahogany plantation shutters easily open up exposing nature into every bathroom. In each villa there is an outdoor shower for those that want to really experience being one with nature. As if that isn’t enough, stroll along the lovely landscaped grounds at dusk and meet a couple of curious monkeys. Wrap yourself up in a lush bath towel and sit out on one of the many balconies and take in the enchanting sounds of the creatures of the rainforest. Or gaze up at the starry sky while you take a dip in one of the plunge pools.
We all want to stay connected to the world while we reconnect with nature. Chris knows some of us need our internet, our oﬃce space, our apple tv on our flatscreens with surround sound. High end technology is also a sweet benefitfor those who can’t “unplug” completely.
The beauty outside is complimented by the flawless form and layout of the interior. Beautiful lighting throughout the villas highlight the clean and comfortable designed rooms, modern flare with European influences, accented with bright and bold paintings from local artists. A pallet of rich neutral tones throughout with splashes of bright tropical green in some rooms, bold pink, blue and purple in others. The owner put considerable thought into the overall scheme, from the pattern in the beamed ceilings, to the glassware in the wet bar, down to the beautiful marble in the bathrooms, complete attention was given to detail.
The Hill Estate was built to create three distinct living environments, separate yet connected in a way that several families can enjoy the property all at once. The owner devised a rather unique way to connect the upper villa to the lower properties on the other side of a jungle crevice: “The monkey bridge”. With the help of British architects and Chris Hill’s vision, an expansion bridge was built in England, shipped over and constructed on the island to become the link needed to bridge the land. The three detached villas are secluded enough that privacy is still aﬀorded, each is unique in its function and purpose and yet can easily be seen as a whole estate.
The Honeymoon Haven: The smallest of the three with a large master bath and bedroom, with a spectacular view of Pinney’s Beach from the expansive windows. It has a deck and plunge pool, a small fridge and sink but no kitchen, if you’re on your honeymoon, who wants to be cooking.
The Private Party Residence: This is a large retreat space with two bedrooms and outdoor shower in the master, large living/entertaining space opening up to the pool area. Water cascades down to a smaller plunge pool below. A lovely kitchen and dining area as well. This property is made more exclusive by its additional rooms. The Four Seasons Spa and work out facilities are amazing, but as a resident in this special villa you are privy to the personal gym and indoor spa treatment room. Natural light pours into the exercise facility through the glass doors leading out to the plunge pool. Aqua blue water shimmers through the stunning architectural cut out window which gives view into the bottom of the main pool. Any spa treatment can be performed in the couples massage room.
The LargeVilla: This beautiful property has a master suite, two additional bedrooms with two queen-size beds in each as well as a separate dwelling on-site over the two car-garage which has another master bedroom and bath. The ability to accommodate a large family or group under one roof makes this villa unique. This two-story, three-bedroom, five bathroom main house features two large interior living spaces and a spacious veranda. An oﬃce, laundry room and large kitchen round oﬀ the interior features. A large outdoor dining table and grill adjacent to the infinity pool and lounging furniture make this another enjoyable living space. The garage houses two 6-seater golf carts for transportation around the resort. Exterior steps lead up to a separate entrance into the additional master suite, like the honeymoon villa, this has a lovely master bath and boasts an outdoor shower. Mr. Hill, always looking to improve upon perfection has plans to add a gym and plunge pool to this part of the estate as well as an outdoor shower to the main house master bath.
Whether it’s a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday celebration, or no reason at all, the Hill Estate brings family together, large or small. The need for rest and relaxation is real, stress has sadly become part of everyday life and the search for a remedy is ongoing. Thankfully the Hill Estate, a Four Seasons Resort property, nestled within the Nevisian rainforest, fills the prescription for paradise.