Friendship Breezes Friendship Bay, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 0.38 Acres
- 16031 Sq Ft
- Infinity Pool
- FOR SALE
- Completed in 2013
- Infinity Edge Swimming Pool
- Stunning Panoramic Views
- Panoramic Island & Ocean Views }
Friendship Breezes Friendship, Bequia St. Vincent & the Grenadines
16,031 Sq Ft Plot ~ 1,600 Sq Ft Upper Level
An elegant 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa set in the hillside of Friendship Bay on Bequia's East Coast, enjoying grand views of the whole of Friendship Bay, Balliceaux and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.
Stunning Panoramic Views
Fantastic panoramic views include the uninhabited islands of Balliceaux, Battowia and the Whaling Station, the whole of Friendship Valley & Friendship Beach / Bay, over to the island of Mustique, and Bequia's Admiralty Bay on the West.
Main Living Area
Entrance from rear into open plan lounge with kitchen to the rear and covered terrace to front and side.The open plan lounge area is light, airy & spacious, opening out onto the main terrace which provides the stunning panoramic views and partial shade for the infinity pool below / terrace below.
The bedrooms are at opposite ends of the property to maximise privacy.
The master en suite steps out to the covered terrace and has a large dressing room that can also serve as an office or extra guest room. The ensuite bathroom has a bidet and ample room in the shower with dual shower heads.
The second bedroom on the opposite side of the property has its own covered terrace and shares a bathroom with the lounge area.
Fully Equipped Kitchen
The kitchen is fully equipped with a 30-inch propane range, fridge-freezer, microwave oven, toaster oven, coffee maker and more. There is also a propane BBQ. Other amenities include a 32-inch flat screen TV, DVD player, stereo and internet access with Wi-Fi. The house has been wired for both 220v and 110v appliances.
Infinity Edge Swimming Pool
Friendship Breezes has a nice sized salt water swimming pool - 18 ft by 10ft by 4.5 ft Deep with infinity edge.Surrounding the pool is a spacious pool deck / verandah with the balcony above offering partial shade.
There is a large room just off the pool that can be used as a third bedroom or ultra large storage room, as well as a pool room below which is also used at a tool shed for the gardener, and a garage which currently doubles up as a laundry room with washer and dryer.
The garden is planted with a lovely selection of tropical fruits including bananas, limes, pomegranate, mangoes, passion fruit, sea grapes & plantain.There is also a back lawned area with BBQ.
Furnished & Vehicle
The majority of furnishings are included in the sale, less a few select personal items.Good quality / solid furnishings locally made - wardrobes / bedside tables / beds / lounge furniture etc.The owners 4 wheel drive Mitsubishi is also for sale which could be negotiated into the sale.
Construction & Property Notes
Completed in 2013 - after 2 years construction
Roofing High wooden beams ceiling with heavy grade commercial Galvanised
Ceiling Fans Kitchen, lounge and bedrooms - not used due to breezy elevated positioning
Structure Solid concrete framework built to withstand hurricanes
Flooring Concrete sand coloured throughout
Windows and Doors Mainly greenheart - all lounge windows and doors / some yellow pine - master bedroom windows and to rear of house.Stainless steel hinges currently being replaced with solid bronze with lifespan of 150 years / all main areas done.
Security Security cameras outside which can be viewed remotely using the internet
Solar Energy Provides hot water and is used for the pool pump greatly assisting with electricity bills
Water Tank Holding capacity 30,000 gallons
Electricity Both 220v and 110v plug outlets
Swimming Pool salt water swimming pool - 18 ft by 10ft by 4.5 ft Deep with infinity edge changeable coloured lighting.
Hills encircle this fertile valley which opens to a beautifully long sweep of beach with southern views to Mustique and Bequia's southern Cays. Well connected by road to Admiralty Bay over the ridge. Friendship Bay enjoys a quietly established atmosphere with a great blend of local character and world class accommodation on this protected palm fringed bay. Hillside properties enjoy spectacular views accross the bay and out over the Caribbean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean beyond Mustique or to the Southern Grenadines beyond Isle a Quatre. There is an international restaurant on the beach and local roadside bars. Look for local working boats pulled up on the beach or anchored in this sheltered bay.
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.