Cedars Lower Bay, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 0.35 Acres
- 15103 Sq Ft
- Swimming Pool
- SOLD STC
- Views Over Both Sides of Island
- Peaceful & Prime Location
- Large Sundeck with Pool
- Ocean views over both sides of Island }
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Villa 15,103 sq ft / 0.35 Acre Plot
Wonderful split level property in prime ridge top location in Lower Bay. Master & living spaces on spacious upper level with direct access to swimming pool, 2 bedrooms with further kitchen & laundry spaces on the lower. Stunning ocean views over both sides of the island.
Just above Lower Bay Beach
Cedars is in an excellent location, just above one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean with wide clean sand and a calm mellow atmosphere - this beach is often cited as the visitors favourite.
The property really is wonderfully close to the beach but it still has the great feature of being quiet and private located on the quieter end of Lower Bay, while being elevated for stunning ocean views.
From this central location you are also only a short water taxi ride or 5 / 10 minute drive from the harbour town of Port Elizabeth.
Elevated Double Ocean Views
The property has an elevated ridge top location, with good breezes and double views over both sides of the island - over Lower Bay, Princess Margaret & Admiralty Bay to the West, with views of Friendship Bay,Battawia and Mustique to the East.
Cedars Villa Layout
The spacious upper level contains the en suite master bedroom and open plan living spaces, kitchen / Dining, opening out onto the large covered balcony and sun deck with swimming pool.All with ocean views over Lower Bay, Princess Margaret & Admiralty Bay. There is also a further verandah on the windward side with the Eastern views of Friendship Bay,the island of Battawia and Mustique.
The lower level contains a further 2 bedrooms with a shared bathroom, kitchen & laundry / storage / pump room, all opening out onto a large covered verandah and into the garden.
The property has excellent air flow throughout property being able to open from both windward and leeward sides with louvres to control the flow - keeping Cedars nice and cool throughout the day.
All furnishings are included as seen.
Garage / carport
The carport has an electronic gate and fits one vehicle inside.There is also a driveway / turning space which could accommodate another 2-3 parked vehicles. The villa is accessed from the driveway via steps through the garden.
Private pool approx 15ft by 10ft & 5 ft deep.A freshwater pool run by a solar ionizer, with no chemicals needed.
Roofing - Galvanised sheets Ceilings - wooden beamed / lime washed to create light / airy feel Floors - inside tiled / outside pool deck stone Doors / Windows - Greenheart
Dual solar and mains electrical supply.The solar power created is fed back to the national grid so the property usually runs on credit depending upon level of usage, or minimal bills.
- Yards from the beach
- 8 minute drive from Port Elizabeth
- 2 minute water taxi from Port Elizabeth Harbour
- 3 minute drive to Princess Margaret's Beach
- 2 - 5 min stroll to waterfront bars and restaurants, and local supermarket
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.
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.