Moonhole Villa Vincent Moonhole, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 0.52 Acres
- 22582 Sq Ft
- FOR SALE
- Main Villa Plot - 12,698sf
- Second Ridge Plot Included - 9,884sf
- Fully Furnished
Villa Vincent - Moonhole
Villa Vincent is a 3 Bedroom / 3 Bath Home situated at one of the highest Western points on the Moonhole peninsula with sweeping views of the Grenadines. One of the first original Moonhole houses, the property has been recently renovated and become available for rentals for the first time in 2016.
Villa Vincent contains 3 large bedrooms, two dining areas, a whale rib bar in the Great Room, and expansive decks overlooking the sea.
Unique Moonhole Estate Location
Villa Vincent is situated at the far end of the Estate on an elevated position taking advantage of the panoramic ocean views & prevailing south easterly trade winds to provide comfortable year round living. It is just a short stroll through the woodlands of the estate to the white sands of Moonhole beach, which faces south across the sheltered Caribbean waters of Bequia's southern coast.
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.
Villa Vincent contains 3 en suite Bedrooms and can sleep up to 7 guests. Each bedroom contains a king sized bed and are equipped with mosquito nets. There is an additional single bed available in the Upper bedroom - ideal for a child. The Master bedroom benefits from an outdoor shower and a private deck.
All Moonhole homes have access by stone footpaths. Moonhole is a traffic free zone on the island which gives a unique natural atmosphere.
Off Grid Solar Powered Eco Villa
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 Style Construction
The Moonhole properties are often compared to the Gaudi style of architecture. Villa Vincent features curved flowing stone walls, built in seating areas, tables and shelves, with large archways framing the perfect ocean and island views.
The open design benefits from the trade winds to keep refreshing and cool. Built in local stone, concrete and hardwoods, with split level and open plan space, providing year round ideal living conditions.
Natural Unforgettable Environment
The Moonhole community, created in the 60's by a group of friends who enjoyed sailing around Bequia and the Caribbean, was built using local materials sympathetically echoing the landscapes curves. The large arched windows have no glass, are open to the hummingbirds and cooling windward breezes. The properties, though all different, share open stone, unfused, interiors with little to distract the guests away from the climate or the views.
Functioning Vacation Rental Villa
Villa Vincent is currently functioning as a vacation rental, and is popular due to it's location and original design & construction. The villa is in a 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.
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.
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.