Even with its name spelled backwards it’s still “HEAVEN”
Nevaeh is a supremely relaxing masterpiece that raises luxury to new heights with an elegant oversize kitchen, theater, media room, tennis/basketball court, 8 bedrooms (including a master suite for guests with impaired mobility), staff of 10 – and a state-of-the-art golf simulator.
Guests at Anguilla’s newest top-of-the-line retreat, Nevaeh (pronounced ‘ne-vay-eh’), are greeted by antique Balinese temple doors that open to a serene, soothing Japanese courtyard and traditional garden — a wonderfully de-stressing welcome to a world of inspired refinement.
This brand-new private retreat, located in the island’s fashionable West End, is set in one acre of landscaped gardens that step down to a half-mile of pristine beach. To enhance the sense of seclusion, five of the bedrooms are in the main house, with three more in a guest pavilion among the flowers and foliage. The second floor of the main house is given over to two master suites, separated by a pergola-shaded cocktail deck that is slightly elevated to make the most of the endless sea views. The master suite on the first floor has been subtly designed to accommodate the needs of guests with impaired mobility.
Adjoining the main lounge is a room so elegant it could be mistaken for the dining room. It’s the kitchen. Multiple refrigerators (including an enormous GE SubZero) are skillfully integrated into the décor, while six upholstered stools belly up to a granite-topped counter, inviting guests to sample snacks between meals. Neveah’s private chef is included in the top rate.
Golf Simulator, Astroturf Tennis, Sea Scooters, Sonos Sound System
Nevaeh’s diversions are awesome. A ravishing infinity pool, color-coordinated with the sea and flowing into a cascade and grotto, is the kind of sun-oriented playground that is even more magical after dark. With its oversize candles flickering inside antique lanterns and spotlights sparkling on the iridescent blue tiles it’s a perfect spot for nightcaps or skinny dipping by moonlight. Other sports offerings include a lighted Astroturf tennis court that doubles as a basketball court, a dedicated air-conditioned Techno gym, sea scooters and stand-up paddle boards, beach volleyball and kayaks. Beach-lovers, in fact, never have to get off their loungers – they can have the staff serve drinks , snacks, chilled towels, a tented dinner or tiki-lit barbecue right on the sand.
Golfers celebrate their own private heaven with a state-of-the-art simulator that allows them to “play” the world’s most challenging courses. Nevaeh is, in fact, one of the most tech-oriented villas in the Caribbean, its entertainment facilities making it the ideal retreat for extended families: a 9-seat movie theater with surround-sound and X-box console, 70-inch satellite TV in a media room equipped with Blue-Ray and X-box console and a Sonos music system throughout the villa.
Heaven indeed, even with the name spelled backwards.
Neveah is scheduled to open late November and spots on the waiting list can be booked by calling RickettsLuxury Properties, the exclusive representative for the villa. Winter rates (January 4 through April 2, food and chef not included) begin at $6,000 a night for 5 rooms, $11,000 for 8 rooms. Several rate plans are available throughout the year; for full details, call Kenroy or Leana at 264-497-6049 or 239-344-7810 or log on to www.rickettsluxury.com to see a full range of Anguilla’s outstanding villa values.
New Name, Old Hands
RickettsLuxury Properties is the rebranded name for Anguilla Luxury Villa Collection, which was founded 30 years ago by long-time island residents and “belongers” Robin and Sue Ricketts, who helped create and establish two of Anguilla’s iconic resorts, Malliouhana and Cap Juluca. As “old hands” on Anguilla, they, together with their Director of Operations Kenroy Herbert have become the recognized authority on rental villas and real estate on the island, a fact which was recognized by Conde Nast Traveler when it named Sue to their list of World’s Top Villa Specialists. RickettsLuxury Properties now offers discerning visitors access to a large portfolio of properties, including some of the most exclusive rental villas and estates on Anguilla, the neighboring islands and around the world. Full details at www.rickettsluxury.com.