Moonhole Burke House Moonhole, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 0.3 Acres
- Close to sandy beach
- FOR SALE
- Unique Nature Reserve
- 2 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms
- Patios with Ocean Views
- Solar electricity & water
Burke House Moonhole, Bequia St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1/3 Acre An Eco-Villa Lovingly Restored in the Unique Moonhole Community Unique Estate Expertly Maintained by Team of Loyal Staff
Moonhole is a private community encompassing one end of the island, is very secluded and comprises of a unique collection of freeform houses built into a rocky steep ridge, open to the elements and to spectacular views. The absence of electricity creates a romantic and tranquil atmosphere. Kerosene and gas lights are set out at night by the staff. Propane gas powers the refrigerators, stoves and irons. The loyal team of staff maintain the properties and help create the unique character of the community.
Close to a Private, Sandy Beach
The private beach at Moonhole is for the communities use and is pure white sandy coral, perfect for swimming, fringed with mature palms,quite idyllic.
2 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms
Both double bedrooms are ensuite with amazing views from every window, even from the bathrooms . .. The walls and floor are made from local stone and remain cool and natural and offer a unique barefoot chic experience, made even more magical when the lamps are lit each evening.
Local Stone & Timber Cottage
Burke House is totally unique and hewn literally from the Bequia landscape. The cottage is simply native wood and stone.
With dramatic cliffs dropping off into the Caribbean ocean on one side and the secluded Moonhole Beach on the other, Burke House is at an amazing location. It is ideally situated on the crest of a hill on this private peninsula to provide views of beaches, islands and tropical flora. This fabulous Bequia villa rental is directly above some of the best dive sites on Bequia with magnificent underwater reefs and tropical aquatic life.
Open Plan Living & Dining Area
The living and dining space leads out via the front door, which does have a timber and glass finish to the terrace facing the ocean. The windows do not have window panes, are open to the sea breezes and native wildlife which include the Frigate Bird, Booby, Mockingbird, Heron, Osprey, Tropic Bird and many others.
Built in Curves & Features
The Moonhole properties are often compared to the Gaudi style of architecture and all feature curved windows and doors, built in curved seating areas, tables and shelves.
Stone Terrace with Hammock Overlooking Ocean
Burke House is located 100 ft above sea level and has a stunning stone terrace with a large hammock.
Solar Electricity & Water
These are eco-properties with kerosene lamps, solar electricity and water. There are no TV's, air conditioning units or access to mains electricity.
Despite it's quiet and secluded location in Moonhole, Burke House has good internet connectivity.
Close to Excellent Dive Sites
This is an excellent location close to many great dive sites and reefs.
The pdf's are of a nearby property which was covered in the Press recently and help to give a understanding of the location and pace of life at moonhole.
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.
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: The police certificate is usually fairly swift and at least straightforward.
Address, current and for previous 5 years
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.
There is no capital gains tax, no inheritance tax and annual property taxes are negligible.