Moonhole Stoller Ridgetop Land Moonhole, BEQUIA, The Grenadines
- 0 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 0.51 Acres
- 22397 Sq Ft
- Elevated Position
- 360º views
- Moonhole Nature Reserve
- Unique location
Moonhole Ridge-Top Land Moonhole, Bequia Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
22,397 sq ft
Ridgetop Land: Views North & South
This neat parcel of land, just under half an acre, lies upon the ridgetop at Moonhole, with views to the north and south of the island and within easy access to the airport, harbour, bars and restaurants.
Secure & Secluded Access
There is very little passing traffic, either on foot, road or boat and as a result this is both a secure and secluded location, ideal for the construction of a villa, either residential or for rental purposes. There is a derelict property on the site and a path already in existence to the plot. access is by road to the entrance of the Moonhole peninsular and then by footpath to each property.
Moonhole Nature Reserve
Moonhole derives its name from a massive arch formed in volcanic substrate through which the setting moon is sometimes visible. The community was founded by Thomas and Gladys Johnston in the 1960s, and is now a private nature preserve. The Thomas and Gladys Johnston Moonhole Conservation Trust Limited is dedicated to preserving the unique architecture, lifestyle, and vision of the Johnstons and to protecting the birds, wildlife and marine life on the peninsula at the western end of Bequia. There are now eleven privately owned homes at Moonhole and four houses owned by Moonhole Company Limited.
Unobstructed 360º Views
Located at about 160 feet above sea level this plot guarantees 360º views, is high enough to catch the trade winds, keeping the temperature pleasant and refreshing even during the summer months whilst also minimizing the presence of insects.
- 2 mins walk to beach
- 5 mins drive to airport
- 20 mins taxi ride to harbour
Property Bridges North & South of Island
There are other Moonhole accommodations nearby. The proximity to the airport makes this area ideal as a base from where guests can explore the islands yet return to relative peace and quiet at the end of each day.
Access to Private Beach, Reef & Tidal Pools
This plot of land is close to the private Moonhole beach, a beautiful unspoilt and generally deserted palm fringed coral beach. The reef is perfect for snorkeling and adults and children alike can enjoy exploring the many tidal pools along the shoreline.
Internet at Moonhole
Internet usage at Moonhole is easily obtained over the mobile data network with a Mobile data card from the local cell phone company.
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.