Moonhole Hill House Moonhole, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 0 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 0 Acres
- FOR SALE
- Nature Reserve Location
- Exciting Development Potential
- Ocean views to North & South }
15,675 sq ft / 0.36 Acres
Rare Opportunity to Join Moonhole Community
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.
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.
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.
Upper level - open main living space / kitchen / lounge / garden to the side / potential for 3rd room.Steps (need structural work) leading to small rooftop deck.
Lower level - good size master suite leading to a smaller room with bathroom.
Potential for a 3 en suite bedroom villa.
The stone structure require some repair and improvement, and all windows / doors installed.
Steps from a Moonhole Beach
A short stroll down the hill and there is a lovely long sandy beach, almost always deserted with lovely views over the bay itself.
Endless Ocean Views
With some pruning of vegetation the Hill House would have stunning panoramic views over both the North & South of the Moonhole peninsular - over the rocky Moonhole Bay to St Vincent in the North, and over the sandy beach of Adams Bay / Bai De Sucre and the many islands of the Grenadines to the south.
Sounds of the sea surround – from the surge in the bight on the Caribbean side and the waves lapping on the beach on the Atlantic side.
There are lush tropical plants and trees surrounding the villa requiring some attention which would dramatically enhance the view from this property.
Moonhole has an active rental area on Bequia for those seeking a quiet and natural experience.
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.