Extracts from our visitors books

Our first entry dates back to July 1990. We are now on our third volume.



It was so great to finally come to .. Hill Rise House after hearing so many stories .. I definitely haven't been disappointed. Its truly a paradise. We've had a fantastic 2 weeks ..

Charlotte N. London England

Thank You So Very Much For Such a Fabulous Holiday .. Your care and attention to was not missed and appreciated. Your home is a paradise and four very busy people relaxed for the first time in years. Of our whole holiday your house is the absolute highlight. Donna was efficient and attentive and her cooking was superb!!!! Us Aussies couldn't help but love Bernard. Thank you thank you thank you!

D & C M, A & D C, Canberra, Australia

Enjoyed every minute here ..

P & M N, Canada

.. its beautiful and we felt very much at home..

KH & AF, Cologne, Germany

With fond memories of the friendly and gracious people of Nevis ..

J & T B, London, England

My first visit to Nevis and certainly not the last ..


.. coming to Nevis for many years .. but staying at Hill Rise House has topped all other times .. can't wait to come next year. 

W & D R, Cape Cod USA

Our 3 year old daughter learned a new word ... "Paradise" ..

A & S L, England.

This is a lovely house and I wish our family could come hear here again ..

Charles aged 11, Kingston, England.

The bits I liked most were the pool and gardens. 

Milly, aged 7, Kingston, England.

..we want to thank you for the memories which last forever ..

W & D R. Cape Cod.

We flew in our Aero Commander to Nevis for the first time. Staying at Hill Rise House has been a delight ..

TS & MG, Ca. USA

This is the very best of Nevis. ..

DR, LH, JH and GB Toronto Canada.

First Caribbean trip. Now only Nevis will do. You have created a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life. ..

PP & ML London England.

.. what a find! ..

H family UK

We shall go home relaxed with lovely memories ..

K & T W, UK

Just a quick note to thank you for the wonderful holiday we had at Hillrise house. Your house is just perfect and Donna and Bernard could not do enough for us. The monkeys also kept us amused. We will definitely book again at some stage..

C & S F, Eastleigh, UK


Super house, super setting..

S M & DB London and Barbados

.. quite a change from the streets of Chicago ..

J & P C, USA

The balmy breezes, the sunsets, the moon and stars, the view ..

V & P L, Florida USA

Again we saw rainbows, sunsets and stars ..

V & P L, USA

The Buildings

.. our admiration for the architectural achievement ..


Stayed in the new villa to initiate it .. hard to leave and wonderful to come back to! ..

A & R J, RH, LA & IH, Vancouver and Toronto

.. a new Nevis land owner. We will find it difficult to create another house like this ..

BR Canada

This is our 9th time in Nevis and first time to Hill Rise, which has become our favourite house. Beautiful antiques to go with the setting ..

T & D B, USA

Hurricane Georges .. Thank you for building such a safe shelter. All the best to Donna the superwoman! What a ride! The house is not only beautiful but strong. The wind was absolutely beyond belief ..

SP & EK, SC & EU, Tucson, USA

You must be so proud of having achieved such a tranquil home ..

V & AM W and D & K N with families. United Kingdom.

Absolutely the finest accommodations on Nevis .. perhaps anywhere! ..

R & McG families, Martha's Vineyard, USA

The Gardens

Here again .. the gardens are looking quite spectacular. Now close competition for the Botanical Gardens ..

D & P S, North Wales

 Kew (Gardens) comes to Nevis ..

BT, United Kingdom

We are off to landscape our garden now, great inspiration! ..

G & S London, England

.. home to see if we can grow a flamboyant tree ..

JP & family United Kingdom.

The Pool and Tennis Court

.. the crystal clear pool in its spectacular location ..

H & R D, UK

Perfect place for kids, the tennis court is nice ..

J & L F, RI, USA

Donna our Housekeeper and Bernard our Gardener

The jewel of the whole two weeks was Donna who we cannot thank enough ..

P & F M, London

Thank you, Donna, your warm and friendly way made our stay complete! ..

J & M C Colorado, USA

Donna is cool, the house is idyllic ..

JS & JS London England.

What a gorgeous holiday house .. everything anyone could possibly want - including Donna ..

S & M D, London

Donna and Bernard are lovely. We enjoyed our daily chats ..

A & J H, United Kingdom

Donna and Bernard were like family to us ..

B & K A Maine, USA

Your House is Just Perfect and Donna and Bernard could not do enough for us. The monkeys also kept us amused. We will definitely book again

C & S F, Eastleigh, UK

Our Cats and Wildlife

.. The friendliest kitten we ever met ..

AS, MH & VH, London, England

.. even better because of the presence of Mrs Humming Bird and twins ..

VH, AS , London, England

Lillie (the cat) has been the perfect hostess! ..

A & J H, United Kingdom

.. greeted by Lilley and a pack of monkeys ..

M B & V families, Dallas/Forth Worth Texas USA

.. starry, starry nights, fireflies ..

G C and family, England

The monkeys also kept us amused ..

C & S F, Eastleigh, UK

Special Events

Many thanks for the most wonderful setting for our honeymoon ..

A & J H, England

.. magical wedding of our daughter ..

P & M L, England

We were married here at Hill Rise House .. what better setting could you wish for? ..

M & C B, England

Donna cooked me the best birthday dinner ever ..

A R, England

.. where squabbles melt away like rum on ice at dusk .. Barbara & Ted and 40 of their closest friends .. 50 years of marriage were toasted here. ..

D & M C and party, Glastonbury USA

.. a wonderful 10th anniversary in our "Honeymoon House" ! TEN years have gone by and Nevis is still the gentle paradise we remember ..

A & J H, England

We were here for a 50th birthday celebration and it could not have been more perfect .. I am the birthday girl .. arrived here - tears immediately came to my eyes. My wonderful husband had arranged the most magnificent surprise ..

NK and best friends, Texas USA

Return Visits

12 months later - here we are again ..

V & G L, Germany and England

Our second visit in a year - that says it all ..

R & I N, England

Back again .. your verandah addition is a crown jewel to your masterpiece ..

J & P C, USA

.. could not believe it. This is our seventh visit ..

G & V L, UK

Our 6th and best trip to Nevis ..

P & W R, USA

Having come to Nevis since 1959 we thought we had experienced mostly all. Hill Rise was a new and exciting experience ..

MR, AY, M & A K, CA and JE. New York City.

We are already planning our third visit next year ..

W & D R, USA

What a great place this is - like coming home again and again ..

A & J S England

We have had a Wonderful Time as Usual. We hate having to leave.

A & J S, UK