Windscape House Prospect, ST. VINCENT, Saint Vincent
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 0.5 Acres
- 4530 Sq Ft
- Private Pool
- FOR SALE
- Elevated headland
- 30ft long Verandah
- Mature Landscaped Grounds
- Great Room access to the pool
Land: 21,768 Sq Ft / 0.5 Acre 3 Bed Main House: 3,840 Sq Ft 1 Bed Cottage: 690 Sq Ft
Elevated Hillside Property with Stunning Views
The stunning Windscape House is located in a highly desirable residential area in Prospect, on the island of St. Vincent.Set upon an elevated headland with views that sweep down south & west overlooking Breakers Beach, the Southern point of St Vincent and the northern Grenadine islands, while to the east the large Brighton/Salt Pond Valley.
The property is comprised of a main house and separate guest cottage, set in 21,768 sq ft of tropical gardens. The main house contains three air conditioned bedrooms, three bathrooms, living and dining room, kitchen, study, laundry, carport and central courtyard with swimming pool. The guest cottage is completely self-contained with its own air conditioned bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and covered veranda, which serves as a dining and sitting area.
Recently Refurbished Throughout
The main access to Windscape House is through remote controlled gates and along a paved driveway. The house is arranged around an impressive central courtyard. There is a dominant great room and the bedrooms, kitchen and pool all lead off this. There are 6 large double doors that lead to the outside spaces and open the entire property up to the exterior giving a very cool, refreshing atmosphere to the property.
Discreet custom designed security bars throughout allows for security and ventilation from the cooling tropical trade winds coming off the Atlantic Ocean.
Windscape House was originally designed and built in 1969 and has been very well maintained by the present owner. The walls are of thick concrete, reminiscent of the old estate homes, and the floors are finished with Mexican clay tiles. The house was recently refurbished and modernised with quality fixtures and fittings throughout.
Mature Landscaped Gardens
Surrounding the property are well maintained gardens, mature landscaped grounds that contain a number of large feature trees and palms as well as a variety of fruit trees including mango, banana, golden apple, coconut, papaya, pineapple, Barbados Cherry and avocado. Under a 30 foot tall large rubber tree are orchids, bromeliads and large leafed vines cascading onto an open terrace for garden dining and lounging.
The 2 main bathrooms have large showers with Perrin & Rowe fittings from the UK along with two separate sinks each. All bedrooms are air conditioned while other main rooms and the kitchen have ceiling fans.
Self Contained Garden Cottage
There is a self contained garden cottage, ideal for family or friends but equally suitable as a separate vacation rental property.
Safe & Secure Property
The property is fenced and gated and offers a secure location for either a family home or vacation property.
Residential or Vacation Rental Option
The opening of the new airport on St.Vincent will bring an added influx of visitors to the island as well as an additional workforce. This property could be let entirely as a vacation rental or used as a main residence with the facility of either a smaller revenue generating rental or guests accommodation.
The enviable location nestled on the perfect spot has been portrayed by The New York Times as “the most beautiful and romantic spot on the island. You will discover an enticing little oasis…” At Prospect, the individual buildings are nestled between undulating lawns. A variety of fruit trees, almond, plentiful palms, and mature coconuts, abound. Tucked away below a 1000 Acre nature park that abounds with wildlife, it is also a sanctuary blue and yellow macaws.
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.