Sunbird Villa Richmond, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 6 Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- 0.49 Acres
- 21254 Sq Ft
- Infinity Edge Pool
- FOR SALE
- Breezy Hillside Location
- South Facing Property
- 3 Bed Main Villa
- Two Self-contained Apartments
Sunbird Villa Bequia Estates Bequia Luxury Villa & Two Self Contained Apartments on Bluff Location with Stunning Views
This location offers a stunning south facing aspect and unique viewpoint. The main villa has 3 double en suite bedrooms on the upper level, a mid level kitchen, dining and living area which opens out onto the pool deck.
There is also a 2 bedroom self-contained apartment on the lower level, each bedroom with en suite, and a 1 en suite bedroom apartment providing accommodation for up to 12 guests.
Sophisticated Sound & Security Systems
The owner has built in a sophisticated Sonos wireless sound system with built in speakers in varying locations which are remotely programmable by phone and other devices. The house also has security cameras in place in varying non-private areas of the house which can be viewed remotely from overseas.
Swimming Pool & Garden
There is a stunning infinity pool, 30 ft long by 10 ft wide / 4 ft 6 inches depth surrounded by a pool deck. There are a kitchen and lounging area close to the deck and also a gazebo which has been well positioned to capture those superb double views.
Sleeps 6 in Upper Level & Self-contained Apartments for 6
The upper floor has 3 double bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms and deck access with ocean views. The views span over Mustique and the southern Grenadines and of Admiralty and Lower Bays. The kitchen, dining and vast living area are on the pool level and open right out onto the pool deck and gazebo. The next 2 floors contain the pump room for the pool, a 2 bedroom and a 1 bedroom fully self contained apartments both with kitchen, laundry, dining room and private terrace / balcony.
Mustique & South Grenadine Views
This property offers fabulous double views over Mustique and the southern Grenadines and also Lower & Admiralty Bays.
Sound Construction: Hurricane & Earthquake Proof
The house has been soundly built adhering to current hurricane and earthquake regulations. There are 110 & 220 voltage outlets throughout. The levels are linked by a strong internal staircase.
The water tank has been built into the foundations and holds up to 39,000 gallons.
Cedar Timbers & Coral Render Flooring
Cedar timber has been used, specifically white cedar for the door and wind frames which were made locally on St.Vincent. The support columns have been built from southern yellow pine. The roof has been tiled and the floor and walls finished in a coral render.
Parking for 6 Cars & Flat Driveway
Ridge House has been built upon a steep hill but has a flat driveway that can park up to 6 cars.
Richmond is the established woodland hillside area high above Princess Margarets beach. The commands exceptional panoramic views of the whole of Admiralty Bay and the Caribbean Sea beyond to the West. Superb sunsets and a wonderful sense of elevation... all the way up to the dizzy heights of Cloud 9.
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.