Hawks Nest Spring, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 0.5 Acres
- 22195 Sq Ft
- designed for living
- completely refurbished
- ideal location
- Spring Bay views }
Hawks Nest Old Cart Road, Spring Estate Bequia
Hawks nest is situated on the prestigious Old Cart Road in Spring directly above Firefly Hotel.
A unique opportunity to acquire a substantial 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom residence with the added bonus of a self contained 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage accessed independently outside the walled tropical garden and swimming pools of the main house, both would provide substantial rental income.
Within the grounds is a large garage and parking is provided for 5 cars. Directly off Old Cart Road, through a main gate is the parking area & into walled garden via path and steps to main entrance.
The site area is 22,195 square foot, area of building together with pool is approximately 5,500 square foot.
Entrance Hall / Formal Dining Room (17' x 16')
Indoor/outdoor room having sliding hardwood glazed pocket doors overlooking garden, lower terrace swimming pool, Firefly Plantation and Spring Bay.
- Living Room (20' x 15')
- Folding doors onto partly covered terrace (18' x 16') adjacent to upper heated pool
- Steps from the living room lead to split level
- Family Dining Room (19' x 10') with adjoining Kitchen (15' x 8') and Utility Room (16' x 6') leading to service entrance
From bedroom hall off living room to left up steps to bathroom with shower, basin and toilet and bedroom 3 (14' x 10') which is equipped with air conditioning. To the right bedroom 2 (12' x 11') with doors overlooking the upper pool and terrace
At the end of the bedroom hall is the Master Bedroom Suite consisting of linen cupboard, Dressing Room (12' x 7')Bathroom with shower, basin, bath and toilet, separate Washroom with toilet and basin.
Bedroom 1 (16' x 12') with folding doors leading to covered breakfast terrace, further double doors to pool.
Bedroom 4 (13' x 10') with closet and en suite bathroom with shower toilet and basin.
Bedrooms 1, 2 + 4 have ceiling fans as does the entrance hall / formal dining room and living room.
From the entrance door down stone steps is the Pool Suite - It consists of the stone covered terrace area fronting the principle swimming pool 33' x 12' / 20' which has a shallow area for children and easy access steps. To the rear of the sunbathing terrace is the al fresco dining area , Galley Kitchen, Wet Room / Changing Room with toilet, shower and basin, BBQ area.
Self Contained Cottage
Totally self contained and accessed directly from Old Cart Road outside the walled garden of the main house.
From the front door on half landing downstairs to Bedroom 2 (14' x 14'), shower room and separate toilet with basin.
Upstairs to Living Room (14' x 14')with folding doors opening onto balcony, superb stunning views over Firefly Plantation and Spring Bay. To the rear of the living room is the Kitchen (11' x 11').
On the top floor is Bedroom 1 (14' x 14') with en suite Dressing Room and bathroom with bath, basin and toilet.
Perfect for the Climate
This property has been designed specifically for the Caribbean climate, in super condition
Property Tax & Electricity
The property tax is approx EC$450 per annum. Electricity costs are approx (in residence) EC$500 per month. Constant hot water is provided via solar panels on roof, the upper pool is heated via a separate solar panel on the roof.
The pool is controlled by a Pilot computer which converts salt into a mild saline solution, the system virtually runs itself with simply an addition of a bag of salt at the beginning of the Season, cleaning leaves debris etc is carried out by the pool man.
A quiet international community of independent villas on the hillsides of this green and peaceful valley. The boutique Firefly Hotel, and old sugar mill is located here. The old tall Coconut palms run down to the coral sand beach facing the ocean. Completely away from the Harbour but astonishingly close for a visit for shops, restaurants and the bustle of island life.
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.