Moonhole Eco Property & Beachfront Land Moonhole, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 0.51 Acres
- 22355 Sq Ft
- SOLD STC
- Nature Reserve
- Eco Villa infrastructure
- Nature Reserve of Moonhole
Development Property & Beachfront Land Moonhole, Bequia St.Vincent & the Grenadine Islands 20,000 Square Feet / 0.46 Acres
A 10,000 sq ft Plot with Moonhole Property and 10,000 sq ft adjoining Beachfront Land
The Moonhole Community is set on a promontory at the southern tip of the island of Bequia and was designed to fit into the natural environment and is built of local stone throughout.
Beachfront Land on Sandy Moonhole Beach
The additional parcel of beachfront land is 10,000 square foot in a triangular shape directly below the Property.Fantastic ocean and island views over the southern Grenadines, with great potential once cleared.
A short stroll down from the house through the adjoining beachfront land there is a lovely long sandy beach, almost always deserted with lovely views over the bay itself.
Chance to Personalise Unique Eco Property
The Moonhole properties are curvaceous and open to the windward breezes. The walls are stone and there are some built in tables and benches both inside and outside. The walls and ceilings are slightly curved and built from the natural surrounding stone on Moonhole. The experience is universally enjoyed and welcoming. They have a welcoming feel and encourage creative thinking and a break from the usual straight lines is refreshing.
Top level -This upper level has an open deck space with built in stone dining table and steps down to a living space with kitchen area with a front deck area.
Lower level - This lower living space has 2 bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms, all ready to be enhanced and furnished to the new owners requirements.
Roof level - There is a large, semi-flat walkable space with exceptional views, once the existing trees have been trimmed.
The foundations of this villa are sound and the stone structures that form the living spaces require some repair and improvement but generally the attention required for this property would be of a superficial nature to bring to similar level as the neighbouring properties which are rented out.
If you wished to fully renovate the scope is endless with possibility for a pool, Extensions, Refinishing and fully overhaul the properties wood work and new textiles and cushioned areas throughout.
Rare Opportunity to Join Moonhole Community
This property represents a rare opportunity for the new owner to join a unique community who enjoy maintaining and enhancing these natural freeform shaped properties. Plans are being prepared by architects on island for potential buyer to gain insight into development potential for this property.
Inspiring project for your Architect.
There are resident architects on Bequia used to creating Luxury villas for Mustique.Luxury villa properties have been designed on the island by leading UK and US architects who have offered impressive, free flowing designs with a new take on Caribbean requirements for living in the tropical environment. Our team are happy to show you examples of beautiful new architecture which can has been achieved on Bequia.
There are lush tropical plants and trees surrounding the villa requiring some attention which would dramatically enhance the view from this property.
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.
Moonhole has an active rental area on Bequia for those seeking a quiet and natural experience. Here is a sample of rental properties available in the same area rents range from 1500 USD to 4700 USD per week for a Moonhole property with a pool.
Moonhole Unique Ambiance & Community in a Natural Beauty Spot
Originally a handful of private houses built for friends of Tom and Gladdie Johnston, the founders and architects of Moonhole, it now comprises about fourteen homes, all members of the Moonhole Homeowners Association. The homes are unique and natural and embrace the windward breezes throughout.
There is an abundance of wildlife : Land and Sea Birds, Hawksbill and Green Turtles, Fruit Bats, Iguanas, Lizards, Manicou (a nocturnal marsupial),Tree Frogs, Mollusks, Crustaceans and birds such as 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.
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.
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.