The Eyrie Spring, Bequia, The Grenadines
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 1 Acres
- Private Pool
- Stunning Ocean VIews
- Private Swimming Pool
- Large Open Plan Spaces
- Bay & Ocean Views }
THE EYRIE has now SOLD :
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2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1 Acre Plot
The property stands in 1 acre of mature gardens, on the Eastern edge of the estate.It was built in the 1960's almost entirely of local stone and South American hardwood, by Julie McIntosh, in the style of the American Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, based on octagonal shapes.
It has been tastefully modernised and upgraded by the current owners and is presented in immaculate condition. The property is designed for indoor/outdoor living, cooled by the Atlantic Tradewinds and has no need for air-conditioning.
The property has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, although the current owners have converted one bedroom into a snug/den.The principal living area has a raised dining area next to the modernised triangular shaped kitchen.The den is off the living area and leads to a bathroom with shower.
There is a covered walkway from the main house to the master bedroom, which is again octagonal in shape.Both living areas have large wrap around stone floored decks that are roofed for shade.
Behind the bedroom a pathway leads to a large double garage, with laundry and toolroom.A further pathway leads to the swimming pool area with a large shade deck sitting area.
Electrical power is 220v from a grid tied solar panel system.
Rainwater is captured and stored in three separate tanks totalling 30,000 gallons. The tanks are interconnected such that they can be used to feed the house supply pump separately.
Hot water is from a mix of solar heaters and an electric immersion for the washing machine.
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.