Hope Bay Estate Mount Pleasant, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 11 Bedrooms
- 11 Bathrooms
- 5 Acres
- Infinity Pool
- FOR SALE
- Near Beach
- 7 BR Great Lodge with Infinity Pool
- Little Hope Luxury 4 bedroom villa
- 5 acre site of natural privacy overlooking Hope Beach
Hope Beach Estate 5 Acre / 217,800 sq ft Mount Pleasant, Bequia St. Vincent and The Grenadines Two Luxury Properties Combined UNFURNISHED
Combining the two properties of Hope Lodge & Little Hope into one large luxury Estate accommodating 20 guests in 7 air-conditioned lodges spread over 5 acres / 217,800 sq ft of mature tropical gardens.
This stylish estate has been conceived and built upon the contours of an elevated plot overlooking Hope Bay Beach and peninsula and is imaginatively landscaped and planted with mature palms offering shade and character.
A series of gently curving paths and steps link the 6 air conditioned lodges of Hope Lodge. Each lodge has use of the infinity pool, covered and uncovered sundecks all with stunning ocean views.
Down a small winding road is Little Hope, set upon 2 acres of prime headland. A private fully contained villa with 4 en suite bedrooms & it's own private infinity pool. Little Hope occupies 1 acre of land, the remaining acre lies to the rear of the villa and benefits from a no build covenant.
Due to the position of the properties, the sweeping verandas, ceiling fans, louvered upper windows and wide opening lower windows these lodges have been designed for maximum appreciation of this tropical climate.
Recently additional land has been purchased to further enhance the scale of this property.
Close to Sandy Beach
Just a 10 minute walk away from a beautiful, often deserted sandy beach, Hope Bay Beach.
The Great Lodge
The most impressive lodge and focal point is the Great Lodge. Centrally located with a beautiful coral stone tiled entrance and approached via jasmine scented paths this meeting point provides guests with an elegant dining and living space separate from the accommodations.
Inspired by the Mustique approach to lodge design, this Great Lodge offers an elegant space with a huge reception room, sitting room, bar cloakroom and kitchen area.The reception has floor to ceiling sliding glass panels which open fully and welcome in the stunning exterior. The bar has an ice maker and is finished in renewable hardwood. The kitchen is exceptionally well appointed with a stainless steel range cooker. The master bedroom upstairs with vast capacity for elegant 4 poster bed leads onto its own dressing room, sitting room, bathroom and separate walk-in shower.
the cooling, high ceilings are built from greenheart and offers space for the windward breezes to circulate. All the floors are built from teak and the 12' wrap around balcony, creating an additional living space has greenheart handrails and Peruvian Mahogany floorboards.
The Family Lodge
This lodge has an enormous double bedroom on the first floor with en suite bathroom and breathtaking views from the surrounding veranda. The two remaining spacious double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are located on the ground floor. The veranda at the front of the property looks over the landscaped gardens,peninsula and picturesque lower bay.
The 2 Master Lodges
These 2 lodges slightly different in design and layout offer avery spacious double bedroom, adjoining sitting room,fully fitted dressing room and bathroom, with shower and bath.
These lodges are conveniently located on either side of the Great Lodge. Both master lodges also benefit from a wide, decked veranda offering the bay and ocean views.
The Guest Lodge
The smaller of the 5 lodges with a double bedroom,dressing room and bathroom and spacious delightful veranda with the same exceptional views enjoyed throughout the whole residence.
Well Connected & Comfortable
All the lodges have ceiling fans, air conditioning, mosquito nets fitted to the window openings and have cable TV.
Superior Fittings & Finish
All the lodges have sweeping renewable hardwood finished verandas and floors. The bathrooms and dressing rooms are finished in a contemporary yet classical style with high quality imported fittings.
Each lodge slightly different in design is linked by a series of well-lit curving paths and steps through mature tropical trees and plants.
Freshwater 45ft Infinity Pool
A series of coral stone steps lead guests down to the 45x15ft freshwater infinity pool. Located at the front of the Great Lodge the views are,as expected, subliminal from the pool.
Surrounded by a generous coral stone terrace, complimented by a shady gazebo and finished with a raised hardwood decked area this pool offers the perfect location for guests to cool off and appreciate their location. The freshwater in the pool is cleaned by a salt sanitizer. Beneath the pool is the plant room housing all the pool equipment.
Located beneath the Hope Lodge pool area is a Backup generator which cuts in in the event of a power failure upon the island.
Set amongst the gardens, conveniently located is the staff accommodation providing the chef and housekeeping team for the estate.
Little Hope is approached along a long winding drive. On arrival at the house you walk along a beautifully planted pathway which takes you to the front door. Upon entering Little Hope you come into a large double sided reception room with coral stone floor and very high ceilings and a large terrace overlooking the infinity pool and Hope Bay below. The reception room has a full fitted bar area with wine storage and ice maker and a cloakroom. Off the reception room there are two spacious double bedrooms both with six foot six four bespoke four poster beds. Both these bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms (with shower and bath) and both have dressing rooms with ample storage and hanging area. They are light and airy with stunning views.
On the ground floor there is a fully fitted kitchen with a separate breakfast area. A sitting room with a large comfy wrap around sofa, and Apple TV. There are two twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms. There is a large terrace with a beautiful stone table and chairs and also a gazebo as an alternative dining area for lunch or dinner.
Down some steps is the Little Hope infinity pool, with sun deck gazebo and pool deck gazebo; perfect outdoor spaces to relax and soak in the stunning ocean and bay views
The Island of Bequia
Known for years by sailors for its charm and beauty this beautiful, unspoilt island, considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of the Grenadine Islands is off the beaten track and an ideal part of the Caribbean to relax and shrug off the stress and strain of modern living.
Both secluded and relatively close to the town this estate can provide the total luxury holiday experience or be close enough to the rest of the islands activities and entertainment such as the dive companies, yacht charters and restaurants.
A central hilly area, Mount Pleasant enjoys a perfect combination of breezy elevation, rolling landscape, and access down to the beaches on both the Atlantic and Caribbean side and to the harbour town of Port Elizabeth. A very civilized retreat to enjoy Bequia from. Traditionally home of the islanders with roots in the French settlers, this is a long established residential location often with breathaking panoramic views.
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.