Timbuktu Villa
Timbuktu Villa
Timbuktu Villa
Timbuktu Villa
Timbuktu Villa
Timbuktu Villa
Timbuktu Villa
Timbuktu Villa
Timbuktu Villa
Timbuktu Villa

Timbuktu Villa Spring, BEQUIA, The Grenadines

$1,290,000 USD
Property Details

Property Details

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 0.83 Acres
  • large comfortable pool
  • FOR SALE
  • Hillside
  • Vacation Rental Property
  • Lovely pool deck with ocean views to Mustique
  • Private and Established with Flourishing Tropical Grounds
  • Expansive ocean and Sunrise Views to Mustique and offshore islands }
  • sloping
  • Perfect for rental very appealing layout

Timbuktu Spring Estate, Bequia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

36,138 sq ft / 0.83 Acres

One of the most picturesque villas on Bequia

Timbuktu is a beautiful property, privately located amongst fragrant Bay Trees, and centrally located on the hillside overlooking Spring Bay. It is beautifully finished throughout with full attention to finish and final detailing. The property has been enjoyed by the current owners and is perfectly set up for living the ideal Caribbean Lifestyle.

Timbuktu was completed in 2008 and is very easy to maintain.

Beautifully Finished 3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Villa

The villa consists of 2 master suites located either side of the main living area, each suite consists of walk in closet, large bathrooms complete with local stone showers, and a large king size bedroom looking out over the pool, gardens and the palm trees of Spring Bay.

There is a Powder room, office, pantry and laundry room also on the same level.

Lower Level Apartment

On the lower level there is a spacious self contained apartment with lounge and a large full size L shaped kitchen area. The lower bedroom is accessed via a hallway off this space and is a light and spacious room immaculately furnished.

This lower level is cool but enjoys the benefit of powerful ceiling fans to keep the atmosphere light and airy.

Fully Irrigated Tropical Gardens

The gardens at Timbuktu deserve a special mention - carefully cultivated the property enjoys the fruits of many tropical trees and the surrounding tropical gardens are fully irrigated and have a variety of flowering tropical shrubs and larger trees giving the property peace and shelter.

Perfect BBQ Patio

Paved Elevated Patio with ample space for large outside table and exterior furnishings set within lush tropical gardens. This area is protected by some beautiful traditional Bequia walling and is clean and tidy and easy to enjoy with easy level access to the BBQ for great social events.

Fully Equipped Gym & Extras

The lower level also includes a fully equipped gym / workout room, several, generous sized, storage rooms and two large garages.

Beautiful Central Pool Deck

The pool has ample sun terrace to three sides tiled in cooling coral stone - the light surface colour ensures the pool deck remains comfortable for the guests. The steps down into the pool are blue glass tiles giving a classical impression.

Tropical planted beds surround the pool deck giving it a soft buffer with rich dark foliage and stunning tropical colours.

The property has an irrigation system for easy care of the well landscaped gardens, a solar system and is fenced with an automatic gate.

Cathedral Ceilings and Open Plan Living

Timbuktu enjoys a wonderful sense of place and invites you to relax and enjoy the location on every level. With welcoming spaces to perfectly placed social areas throughout.

Modern kitchen including stainless steel appliances with many different dining options.

A large covered deck spans the front of the house both upstairs and downstairs.

Located on more than 3/4 an acre of prime Spring Estate land.

Vacation Rental Ready in a Perfect Location

Located in Spring, a quiet residential location this villa is ideal as a vacation rental property. The layout is flexible and the interior comfortable and spacious. Spring is one of the prime areas on Bequia with spectacular views over Spring Bay and the Islands of Balliceaux and Battowia. Private properties owned by a range of international homeowners create a fabulous atmosphere.

Floor plans can be found in the plans section - please note that the floor plan for Timbuktu 1 is the pool suite and gym which are downstairs. The total floor areas for up and down are the same - 2979 sq ft each.

The Plans do not show several store rooms and the garage.There is also a separate stand-alone garage.

Recently Refitted Kitchen Appliances & Master Suite

The owners have just refitted the villa with new kitchen wares including small appliances, and have recently renovated one of the Master Suites.

Hilltop Beach BBQ for residence of Spring.

There is the beach below and a wonderful BBQ area to the top of Spring which is open usage for the Spring Estate villa owners.

  • Beautiful views over Spring Bay
  • Stunning private hillside location
  • Top quality construction and finish
  • 3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Villa
  • Bespoke kitchen
  • Large stone showers
  • Walk in closet
  • Utility room
  • Office
  • Gym
  • Pool and sun deck
  • Fully self contained apartment
  • 2 Garages
  • Store rooms
  • Large covered decks
  • BBQ Patio with fish pond
  • Mature gardens with irrigation system
  • Selection of fruit trees
  • Walled and fenced
  • Electric main gate and garages
  • Solar power is also installed. 3 KW Solar Electricity

Easy to get from Timbuktu to Anywhere

10 minutes from the main harbour area where you will find many shops, cafes and restaurants. 25 mins form the airport 4 mins down to the beach 10 - 20 mins to other island beaches on west and south coast.

The Furnishings and Fixtures

Most furniture is included in the sale, there are only a couple of small items and personal items and art which is not included.

There is a large gas BBQ and outdoor furniture at Timbuktu that can all be included which is of a high standard.

Location

Villa Location

Spring

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.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide

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
- Nationality
- 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

UK: http://www.acro.police.uk/police_certificates.aspx

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

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.

Ownership

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.

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