Paradise House Hope Bay, Bequia, Saint Vincent
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 0.93 Acres
- 40497 Sq Ft
- Private Pool
- FOR SALE
- Fully Furnished
- Swimming Pool
- Mature Tropical Gardens
- Panoramic Ocean Views }
40,497 sq ft / 0.93 Acres
Paradise House Summary
A classic 3 bed Caribbean villa located in Hope Estate - a private, peaceful location with stunning ocean views over Grenadine Islands, including Mustique.A South facing property sheltered from harsh wind - continuous trade wind breezes from the Atlantic Ocean to the East keep the estate cool all year round.200 Feet above the ocean set in mature tropical gardens / woodlands.With some minor repairs & development the property could become the perfect villa.
Stunning Panoramic Views
Panoramic ocean views over the sands of Hope Beach, Hope Bay and the Atlantic Ocean over to the uninhabited islands of Balliceaux & Battawia, and the famous private island of Mustique.
Remote Peaceful Location
Hope Estate, with its large areas of indigenous woodland offers wonderful tranquility and exclusive privacy accessed by a quiet private lane running along Paradise Ridge.
Intelligent, well considered development controls are in place to ensure the continued quality and ambiance of Hope Estate.There is an acre buffer / forest plot between Paradise House and Sweet Wind Estate to the East, with a 3/4 acre buffer / forest plot between Paradise House and Sights and Sounds to the West.
Paradise House benefits from quick access to the quiet sands of Hope Beach, down a short scenic path.
Mature gardens with fertile land good for planting, currently with limes and mangoes in season. In the past have been successful with bananas, cucumbers etc.
Paradise House Layout
Main House Upper level - Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom / outside shower (unheated). Open plan Lounge / dining, Kitchen and large walk through storeroom. Covered wooden deck overlooking the pool below and ocean views.
Lower Level - Large storeroom (could be developed into kitchen or another bedroom / office etc). 3rd bedroom leading to lawned area, overlooking pool and ocean.
Cottage Building - A further bedroom which leads to what used to be a bird aviary / outside porch with lovely ocean views - this could be further developed with the potential to be a lovely one or two bedroom guest suite.
BBQ / Outside Terrace
Could be reinstated and an ideal outside space to compliment the Cottage Building.
Roof - Asphalt shingles
Ceiling - Purple heart rafters and beams
Floors - terracotta tiles interior and wooden floor decking terraces.
Doors & Windows - Purple heart,as made by local carpenter Mandy Leslie.
Swimming Pool - Freshwater pool, approx 12 meters long by 3 meters wide, holding capacity ~ 20,000 gallons.
Water Tank - Capacity 40,000 gallons, fed by electrical pump to header tank before reaching outlets.
Above Bequia's remote surf beach this headland faces out to the Atlantic. Broad, green and wooded hillsides with wonderfully cooling breezes and ocean views across the rugged islands of Balliceau, Battowia and south to Mustique. This is the location of choice for established islanders who enjoy the sunrise, elevation, peace and quiet and cool breezes.
Purchasing land in a foreign country can seem like a daunting task. We are here from start to finish of the process, and pride ourselves with a strong relationship with previous buyers, assisting in settling new owners into the island and their property. We are happy to assist with any part, from the handover, relocating, shipping, staffing, and continuing through our rental program.
We extend our full concierge services, and regularly handle all arrangements for potential purchasers visiting the islands for viewings - private or scheduled flights, transfers, accommodation, island briefings, tours and property viewings.
We arrange and lead viewings ensuring they are comfortable, relaxed and well timed. We provided detailed printed material and can photograph aspects of the property which are of particular interest to you, ensuring that all follow up material is focused for you.
From helping you find the right property, assisting in assessment & evaluation, advice on legal processes to various areas surrounding architecture, design, project management, property maintenance, management, and rental.
The entire process can be handled remotely - ie while you are in the UK.Purchase procedure:
1. Make your offer for your chosen property through us. We present your offer, and work to bring the sale to an agreement with the owner.
2. Appoint a local Lawyer to handle your purchase (list of recommended lawyers can be provided upon request) exchange contact details and discuss the purchase arrangements, as you wish.
3. Sign Agreement of Sale & deposit 10% of purchase price in ESCROW account with the lawyer.
The Agreement of Sale Contract is prepared by the lawyer for approval by both parties, before being finalised and signed by both parties. This is a binding agreement, the only circumstances where you would retrieve the deposit would be if:
- the seller fails to perform (for example if there was not clear title)
- or if your ALHL is not issued (this is extremely rare).
4. Alien Land Holders Licence (ALHL) Application (specific to the property & applied for at the time of agreement of purchase ).
Provide the following details to your local lawyer :
- Date and place of birth
- Copy of passport
- Bank reference (not finances just a letter of reliability)
- Police certificate of clear record (applied for from your local police station or online, in your home country
The police certificate is usually fairly swift and at least straightforward
The lawyer makes the ALHL application and searches to check clear title on the property
5. ALHL is issued (this usually takes 2 to 3 months).
6. Complete the purchase (you deposit the balance of purchase price and the signed deeds of conveyance are released). At this point the property is yours.
Purchase costs are straightforward;
- 5% Stamp Duty
- approximately 6% ALHL
- legal fees
Legal fees are standard and the lawyer you instruct can provide a detailed breakdown of the costs.
We advise allowing 13% to cover the costs.
The lawyer can advise on personal or company ownership;
Company ownership provides automatic exemption from work permit. Residency is a simple formality with property ownership.
Many buyers choose to own their property through a company which can be set up easily, the lawyer can advise on the costs and fees for this.
There is no capital gains tax, no inheritance tax and annual property taxes are negligible. Funds can be repatriated freely.