Lower Bay House Lower Bay, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 0 Acres
- 13000 Sq Ft
- Close to beaches
- prime location on Bequia
- west coast views and sunsets
- just above the islands best beaches
- Stunning Bay Views }
Lower Bay House Approx: 13,000 Sq Ft
Sought After Position Lower Bay House & its self contained one bedroom apartment enjoy a prominent location in the sought after Lower Bay area. In an elevated location, the property, built in 1978, benefits from privacy, with an added sense of safety due to the stone boundary walls. It is within great proximity of bars, restaurants, and of course the beautiful white sandy beach. With far reaching views overlooking Lower bay and all the turquoise shades of the ocean, Lower Bay House is a great option, with a relaxed ambiance. The house is fully furnished.
Moorish Style Exterior
The curved boundary stone wall, coral coloured render and roof dome generate an eastern ambience around this villa. The sun baked roof terraces and balconies provide an exquisite viewpoint overlooking the bay beneath.
Main House & Self Contained One Bedroom Apartment
The 4 bedroom main house has 3 bathrooms an office and open plan living room. There are balconies surrounding the property allowing the windward breezes to circulate throughout the house and apartment. Below the main house is the self contained unit with living room, kitchen and bath, also its own stunning roof terrace.
Secure & Secluded
A rustic local stone wall surrounds the property and this combined with the tall palms and plants provides additional privacy and security.
balconies & Roof Terraces
All the rooms in the property benefit from proximity to a balcony or roof terrace where the outside is ushered in to the house and the air cooled by the local sea breezes.
Main Living Space
There are 4 bedrooms, all air conditioned, 3 bathrooms an office and an open plan living room making up the interior of the main house. The floors are tiled helping to maintain the cool interior temperature. The kitchen has a central island workspace built using local island stone.
Self Contained One Bedroom Apartment
This unit has one bedroom, one bathroom, hall, kitchen, study and living room opening to balcony overlooking Lower Bay. The apartment has a store room and an open roof terrace also accessible from the main house terrace.
Parking & Storage
The property has a double garage and carport for parking. There are 2 storage spaces beneath the main house and studio.
The studio tank holds 20,000 gallons, the main house has a 50,000 gallon tank and there is an additional water tank supplying a further 25,000 gallons to the property.
Built over 30 years ago this charming and unique property has been repainted in the last 2 years, the entire roof was replaced in 1997 and was recently re tiled.
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.