Moonhole Beachfront House Moonhole, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 0 Acres
- SOLD STC
- Unique Moonhole Community
- 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
- Private Sandy Beachfront
- One of Moonholes Largest Properties
Moonhole Beachfront House "Generation Gap" Moonhole, Bequia St.Vincent & the Grenadine Islands
13,191 Sq Ft / 0.3 Acres Over 4,000 sq ft of Living Space
Rare Opportunity to purchase Beachfront Moonhole Villa
This is one of the largest and finest of the Moonhole properties.
In a sought after beachfront position Generation Gap has been built upon 3 storeys and has recently been upgraded and features a sun deck amidst the treetops, solar showers, solar lighting and direct access to the sandy beach below. Indigenous cedar and sea grape trees fringe the beach providing much needed shade from the Caribbean sun.
Build with Nature at its heart
The land was not cleared to build but the buildings woven into the natural elements of the location, rocks, trees, cliffs the properties represent Architecture in a discussion with the natural environment which in turn gives those lucky enough to stay here a sense of engagement with the natural surrounding.
Staying at Moonhole is a very satisfying and relaxing experience.
Sculptural Organic Forms
This unique community sculpted from the local stone and curved like the headland itself offers guests a unique home ownership experience. The architectural style, reminiscent of Gaudi's Barcelona curves blends beautifully into the natural landscape.
The twisted trunks of native trees incorporate their forms into this property through the arched windows that surround the property.
Recently Renovated - This was one of the original Moonhole houses
The location was irresistible and the property was built by the founder Tom Johnston.As one of the largest of the houses amidst this unique community Generation Gap rises 80 ft in the air from the waterfront and sleeps 6 in 3 distinctively different bedroom suites.
New York Times on Moonhole Community
"It is a quirky 19-home ecologically oriented development built of native stone, with whalebone accents, on the steep hills of the island's southern tip. The name comes from a soaring natural arch on the shore through which the moon can be seen at times. The whalebones, remnants of aboriginal whaling by the islanders, are big enough to work as elements like stair railings. The houses, which rely on solar electricity, rainwater and propane tanks, are mostly fanciful open-air affairs with lines blurred between indoors and out."
Steps down to the beach
There are a series of stone steps that lead down from the house to the beachfront.
Moonhole Nature Reserve
This is a nature lovers paradise with a wide variety of indigenous creatures to be seen including Green Turtles, Fruit Bats, Iguanas, Lizards and Tree Frogs. Some wild birds have been known to nest inside the houses at Moonhole due to their proximity to the ocean, birds like Carib Grackles, Egrets, Blue Herobs and Ground Doves are frequently seen.
Moonhole History & Community
Founded by Thomas and Gladys Johnston in the 1960s, Moonhole is now a private nature preserve. In the late 1960s, the Johnstons retired from the advertising business in New York and founded the Moonhole community on the narrow western tip of the island.Using whalebones, native hardwoods, and objects recovered from the sea, they built large open rooms with magnificent views of the sea. There is a bar, made from a whalebone that has been built in the main living area of the house.
Queen, Tree & Seaside Bedrooms
There are 3 comfortable bedrooms all with their own private bathroom. The Queen bedroom also has a living room area and the large windows that run the length of the bedroom face the sea and are framed with vivid Bougainvillea. The Tree Bedroom, as the name suggests, is the top level sleeping area. A large gum tree grows up through the sun deck offering shade and a place to hang the hammock. The Seaside Bedroom, one of the newest additions to the house sits just above the beach, has a large private bathroom and is cooled by the offshore breezes.
Tropical Gardens with Palms & Vines
The gardens surrounding the house are lush and offer additional privacy and shade and feature extensive tropical vines, flowering shrubs and native fruit trees.
Natural Stone Dining & sun deck Areas
The Moonhole properties feature curvy stone sundecks, terraces and seating areas, quite unique to the community. The main stone dining area seats up to 12 and the central garden can be enjoyed from an exterior seating space.
Internet at Moonhole
Internet usage at Moonhole is easily obtained over the mobile data network with a Mobile data card from the local cell phone company.
Splendid isolation, try off the grid Eco living and be well looked after in one of these intriguing rock houses...<br> ...enjoy spacious relaxed privacy in genuine harmony with the surrounding woods and headlands. <br><br> Settled in the landscape of Bequia's western peninsula, woods and the ocean all around, these properties are open to the breezes of the trade winds. <br><br> A stroll down along the woodland path brings you to one of Bequia's quietest beaches facing south across the sheltered Caribbean waters of Bequia's southern coast. <br><br> Escape to Moonhole far from the bustle of the harbour. <br><br><br> There is an abundance of wildlife here: Land and Sea Birds, Hawksbill and Green Turtles, Fruit Bats, Iguanas, Lizards, Manicou (a nocturnal marsupial),Tree Frogs ("Peepers"), Mollusks, Crustaceans, and a vast array of Insects. Do not disturb bird nests of any kind; they are often encountered "inside" the houses...they live here! <br><br> Flocks of Carib Grackles often visit during mealtimes, entertaining with their antics and distinctive call of "Bequia Sweet, Sweet!". They are very bold and will snatch food scraps directly from plates, forks and hands! <br><br> We often see Antillean Crested Hummingbirds, Bananaquit, Egret, Blue Heron, Ground Dove, Brown Booby, the Magnificent Frigate Bird, and many others including the ubiquitous Laughing Gull and Tropic Bird.
The owner has indicated the following guides :
Building on the land cannot impact views from the house above
20' easement to access the beach from the house will stay with the property.
We expect a 30' height limitation on any building built on the land subject to the view impact limitation.
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.
(this 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
UK click here >http://www.acro.police.uk/police_certificates.aspx The police certificate is usually fairly swift and at least straightforward