Moonhole Know Ga Peh House Moonhole, BEQUIA, The Grenadines
- 4 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 0 Acres
- FOR SALE
- Nature Reserve
- Stunning Ocean Views
- Road Access
- Off Grid
Know-Ga-Peh / Crockers House Moonhole, Bequia St Vincent & the Grenadines
7076 Sq Ft / 0.16 Acres
The monumental Khow Ga Peh House soars high over the sea on a promontory that towers above the ocean below. This house contains four large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and large open plan spaces.
Built in 1968 this spacious property is designed around the captivating views and natural flow of the cooling breeze.North facing with expansive ocean views stretching across to St Vincent, the property can also see the southern peninsular / Bequia's airport strip on the southern side.
The entrance to the property is after large open deck space through to open lounge area facing north through arched formation - furnished with hammocks / relaxation / dining table.
To the end of this vast deck there is a curved whale-rib bar with bar stool seats made out of whale vertebrae.
Raised area above with large well equipped kitchen
A few steps above is a sizeable kitchen with an expansive wooden floored Dining area with 3 dining tables - the only property in Moonhole to have wooden flooring.
4 en suite Bedrooms
This spacious house has 4 double bedrooms, some featuring cool wooden floors, all with built in wardrobes and cupboards and luscious ocean views. The walls have been built in local stone and follow the natural curves of the headland. Each bedroom has their own private bathroom.
The first bedroom is to the rear of the dining area with ensuite bathroom and small outside deck.
The remaining 3 bedrooms are accessed via steps down from the lounge area;
The first bedroom on the left is the only bedroom without deck, this is a twin bedded room with ensuite bathroom and suite/relaxation area to the side.
Beyond there are a 2 further bedrooms each with their own entrance. The Master suite with expansive open deck and large bathroom with ample storage to the rear
On the lower level - another good sized twin bedded room with 2 bathrooms.
Idyllic Moonhole Escape
Khow-Ga-Peh Villa is situated in the Moonhole community - a beautiful, secluded site that offers guests an opportunity to enjoy life amongst a nature reserve.The house is only accessible via a narrow winding path and a 4X4 - The remote location guarantees an unusual degree of privacy.
Stunning Ocean Views from Vast Verandahs
From its vast main deck you can see the sun set over the West Cays, look down into the original Moonhole house and the turquoise reefs in the Bight, and gaze at the verdant mountains of St. Vincent in the distance. Ship's Stern, where cannons once guarded Bequia's harbour, stands tall across the Bight, a craggy sentinel that dwarfs passing yachts.From far below the sound of the surf crashing on the rocks resounds like distant cannons.
A Solar Powered Eco Villa
Khow-Ga-Peh is powered by solar panels, capable of powering lights, recharging phones, computers, batteries etc. However they cannot handle high-wattage appliances such as hair dryers - which can only be used at the Moonhole Office.
Breathtaking Ocean Views
The sparkling azure ocean, St. Vincent and Sugar Bay can be seen from every window and viewpoint from this hand built property.
Lounges & Bar Area
There are 2 lounge areas and a bar with wooden topped tables and curved arched windows and seating areas.
Natural Unforgettable Environment
The Moonhole community, created in the 60's by a group of friends who enjoyed sailing around Bequia and the Caribbean, was built using local materials sympathetically echoing the landscapes curves. The large arched windows have no glass, are open to the hummingbirds and cooling windward breezes. The properties, though all different, share open stone, un-fussed, interiors with little to distract the guests away from the climate or the views.
Splendid isolation, try off the grid Eco living and be well looked after in one of these intriguing rock houses...<br> ...enjoy spacious relaxed privacy in genuine harmony with the surrounding woods and headlands. <br><br> Settled in the landscape of Bequia's western peninsula, woods and the ocean all around, these properties are open to the breezes of the trade winds. <br><br> A stroll down along the woodland path brings you to one of Bequia's quietest beaches facing south across the sheltered Caribbean waters of Bequia's southern coast. <br><br> Escape to Moonhole far from the bustle of the harbour. <br><br><br> There is an abundance of wildlife here: Land and Sea Birds, Hawksbill and Green Turtles, Fruit Bats, Iguanas, Lizards, Manicou (a nocturnal marsupial),Tree Frogs ("Peepers"), Mollusks, Crustaceans, and a vast array of Insects. Do not disturb bird nests of any kind; they are often encountered "inside" the houses...they live here! <br><br> Flocks of Carib Grackles often visit during mealtimes, entertaining with their antics and distinctive call of "Bequia Sweet, Sweet!". They are very bold and will snatch food scraps directly from plates, forks and hands! <br><br> We often see Antillean Crested Hummingbirds, Bananaquit, Egret, Blue Heron, Ground Dove, Brown Booby, the Magnificent Frigate Bird, and many others including the ubiquitous Laughing Gull and Tropic Bird.
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.