Moonhole Tranquility Estate Moonhole, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 6 Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- 1.1 Acres
- 47873 Sq Ft
- Private Pool
- FOR SALE
- Stone laid access path
- off-grid, aeolean and solar power
- 2 Self Contained Houses
- high, both currently rental propertys
Tranquility Estate Moonhole, Bequia St. Vincent & the Grenadines
A 1.1 Acre Moonhole Estate, containing two individual villas and a separate office / workshop.Tranquility Estate combines the 2 bed / 2 bathroom Burke House with the larger 4 bed / 4 bathroom Tranquility Villa, and the surrounding grounds.
Unique Moonnhole Estate Location
Tranquility Estate has a wonderful natural location, amongst the trees on the Moonhole peninsula. The estate has panoramic ocean views, and is in a south east facing elevated position taking advantage of the prevailing south easterly trade winds to provide comfortable year round living. The two dwellings are a short stroll from the white sands of Moonhole beach, which faces south across the sheltered Caribbean waters of Bequia's southern coast.
This unique estate is off grid and provides a low impact, eco friendly living experience. Solar panels and batteries are used providing 110v electricity, rainwater is collected from the roof, bottled gas is carried in by hand along with all supplies. There is cell phone & wifi coverage.
Moonhole is a private community encompassing the western peninsula 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.
With dramatic cliffs dropping off into the Caribbean ocean on one side and the secluded Moonhole Beach on the other, Tranquility Estate 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 private estate is directly above some of the best dive sites on Bequia with magnificent underwater reefs and tropical aquatic life.
All Moonhole homes have access by stone footpaths. Moonhole is a traffic free zone on the island which gives a unique natural atmosphere.
This unique property is off grid, uses solar panels, wind gens and batteries. rainwater is collected from the roof, Bottled gas is carried in by hand along with all supplies. There is cell phone coverage.
Above a Sandy Beach
The white sand beach at Moonhole is for the community's use, perfect for swimming and fringed with mature palms; a perfect, idyllic local.
Moonhole Style Construction
The Moonhole properties are often compared to the Gaudi style of architecture. Both properties feature, built in curved seating areas, tables and shelves, with large archways framing the perfect ocean and island views.
The dwellings are both open in design, benefiting from the trade winds to keep refreshing and cool. Tranquility Villa & Burke House are both built in local stone, concrete and hardwoods, with split level and open plan space, providing year round ideal living conditions.
Built over four levels with stunning panoramic views from all areas of the property, Tranquility Villa is nestled amongst the tropical flora of the Moonhole Nature Reserve.
The villa includes four en suite bedrooms, spacious lounge, dining room, library/music room, kitchen, pool and large terracotta tiled decks on all levels. Tranquility comfortably accommodates four couples.
The top floor is exclusively for the master bedroom with a huge deck. It is very private from the main house and is accessed by its own stairway with a gate.
The third level has the dining room, comfortable lounge, library/music room, large wrap around deck complete with outdoor seating and a fully equipped kitchen. This level leads directly to the pool.
The second level features the Sunflower and Papaya bedrooms. The deck of this level enjoys the same stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and Grenadine islands.
The first level is exclusively for the Turquoise bedroom -. This room has its own private deck also overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
The pool is easily accessed from all rooms. The surrounding patio is comfortably furnished with lounge chairs and built in L shaped settee, Ideal for a sundowner!
Tranquility Villa has been designated a favourite tropical home by "Coastal Living Magazine" and has been featured in "House Beautiful".
The living and dining space leads out via the front door to large terraces overlooking the islands and the seam both to the north and to the south. The windows open to the sea breezes and native wildlife which include the Frigate Bird, Booby, Mockingbird, Heron, Osprey, Tropic Bird and many others.
Two double ensuite bedrooms 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.
Burke House is located 100 ft above sea level on the top of a ridge providing magnificent sea and island views from decks and rooms - both to the north and the south. A rarity on Bequia!
Despite their quiet and secluded location in Moonhole, both villas have good internet connectivity.
Functioning Vacation Rental Properties
Both properties are currently functioning as vacation rentals, and are popular due to their locations and original design & construction. Both properties are in good Turnkey condition.
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 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.