Belles Point House Lower Bay, Bequia, Saint Vincent
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 0.47 Acres
- Private Infinity Pool
- FOR SALE
- Beautiful Ocean & Bay Views
- Infinity Edge Swimming Pool
- Close to the best beaches
Classic Open Plan Layout
A sophisticated house in a highly desirable location above Lower Bay Beach, with views over the turquoise waters of Admiralty Bay. The main living space is open plan and huge; the floor is stone tile and there is a large comfortable space with sofas, plenty of cushions and a lovely low level coffee table. This all faces the ocean as the whole front of the house can be opened up to the exterior via large floor to ceiling windows facing the bay.
Close to Lower Bay Beach
Belles Point House is close to one of Bequia's best beaches - Lower Bay Beach - which is great for snorkeling, sunbathing and has a great range of bars and restaurants. One of the islands favourites this sandy beach is just a 5 minute stroll away from the villa.
Private Infinity Edge Pool
The House has a brand new infinity edge pool offering fabulous ocean views from its edge and the perfect place to cool off after a day at the beach.
Not Far from Port Elizabeth yet Secluded Location
The house is just a short drive from the busy Port Elizabeth harbour. Another plus with this property is that it is in quite a secluded position, so those staying here benefit from privacy and peace & quiet.
Beautiful Ocean Views
There are beautiful views over the whole of Admiralty Bay, Princess Margaret and Lower Bay Beaches and the island of St Vincent to the North. Belles Point House has an expansive verandah which opens up the whole front of the house and offers remarkable vistas that guests can enjoy whilst dining and relaxing.
Contemporary Kitchen Space
In the main living space is the open, modern kitchen with high stools at a breakfast bar, a central working island and cafe style contemporary lighting. A large US style fridge and dishwasher help make the food preparation much less of a chore.
Comfortable, Cool & Stylish for 6 Guests
There are 3 en suite bedrooms, 2 on the upper floor both with king size beds and one at the lower level with twin single beds, all with ceiling fans. The Master bedroom has been installed with air conditioning. Stone floor tiles, cool natural colour scheme and Mustique style fittings result in these rooms being both spacious and elegant. The house is in an elevated position trapping the cooling tradewinds that constantly caress the island, and with high ceilings encouraging the cooler air to circulate.
Spa Influenced Bathrooms
The en suite bathrooms have been designed in a spa style with clean, light colours and decorated with pieces of local stone and mosaic tiles. Each bathrooms has a twin contemporary vanity, bath and shower.
Outside Inside Living
The house is surrounded on the upper level by giant floor to ceiling sliding windows that almost disappear when fully open giving the impression of a house completely open to one side facing the ocean across the wide verandah.
Building Area & Large Water Tanks
The total building area is 4640 sq ft. which includes the main veranda, pool, courtyard, storage and garage. (This doesn't include the parking area).The house also has water tanks totaling 44,000 gallons. which were not an insubstantial cost.
Bequia has a Low property tax
Annual Tax is just 900ECD which is less than 350 USD per year.
Fully Furnished all included
We will also be including all furniture and equipment, as the house stands now.
A tiny village on a spectacular beach this is becoming a desirable residential area. Hillside houses and Villas enjoy views of Admiralty Bay and pleasant breezes. There are local restaurants right on the beach so a great place to spend the day, This is the beach of choice for Bequians and there is a wonderful family atmosphere at the weekends. At Easter regatta time there is a buzz of activity with all the local sailing boats launching from the beach.
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.