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Burke House Moonhole, Bequia, St Vincent and The Grenadines

from $1340/ week

  • TheGrenadinesCollection Sleeps 4
  • TheGrenadinesCollection 2 Bedrooms
  • TheGrenadinesCollection 2 Bedrooms
  • TheGrenadinesCollection 2 Bathrooms
Description

Villa Description

Burke HouseMoonhole, Bequia St. Vincent & The Grenadines A fantastic history

In the early 1960's, American expat Tom Johnston fell in love with the laid back pace of Bequia. He soon began to work on his legacy, Moonhole, an eclectic group of houses near secluded Moonhole Beach, on the island's Southwestern tip. Now you can rent his two bedroom stone and timber cottage with a whalebone chair and a four poster king size bed made of blue mahoe wood (both bedrooms are en suite). Take in ocean vistas with great patios or from your bedroom, which has side by side picture windows that look out on neighbouring islands.

Location

With dramatic cliffs dropping off into the Caribbean ocean on one side and the secluded Moonhole Beach on the other, Burke House is at an amazing location. It is ideally situated on the crest of a hill on this private peninsula to provide views of beaches, islands and tropical flora. This fabulous Bequia villa rental is directly above some of the best dive sites on Bequia with magnificent underwater reefs and tropical aquatic life.

Tranquil and blissfully private

With Burke House you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, as you are in a lovely secluded environment. Those that stay here are also a short walk from the white sandy Moonhole Beach - fantastic for swimming. You can enjoy stunning views, complete privacy, open and airy rooms and eco friendly solar power.

Beautiful outside area

This villa has a lovely outside dining area with a shaded table, and there is also plenty of seating where you can appreciate your surroundings in the cool breeze . . . You also have the added bonus of a large hammock, the perfect place to watch the fabulous Bequia sunset! There are also great areas of the outside area where you can sit and soak up the sunshine.

Internet Connectivity

Despite it' quiet and secluded location in Moonhole, Burke House has good wifi internet.

Lovely living area

Burke House has a lovely and cool living area that is simple, comfortable and calming, again due to the gorgeous surroundings. There are huge double doors that open out onto yet more breathtaking sea views.

Bedrooms

Burke House is an ideal Bequia villa rental for 4 people, or can also be rented as a luxurious villa for 2. There are 2 large, airy bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom.

Please note, children under 6 are not accepted at Burke House.

Burke House Kitchen

The kitchen's northern exposure provides great views of St. Vincent and boats coming into the harbour. There is a stove, a refrigerator, a double-sink unit with solar hot water, pots, pans, cutlery, and silverware, as well as a French press coffee maker for those relaxing mornings.

Luxuries to be enjoyed at Burke House

Maid service is included, as is your own private cook to provide local specialties, so relax and be spoiled!This rental really is a wonderful place to spend your holiday in Bequia.

Recommended for Wedding Groups

Burke House works well for large groups visiting Bequia for a wedding or family or friends reunion, especially when linked with other villas that are very close by, including Tranquility & Moonrise. Contact the Team at Grenadine Island Villas for assistance with planning your groups accommodation.

Moonhole Environment

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!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!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.

Details

Villa Details

  • TheGrenadinesCollection Sleeps 4 Guests
  • TheGrenadinesCollection 2 Bedrooms
  • TheGrenadinesCollection 2 Beds
  • TheGrenadinesCollection 2 Bathrooms

Bedroom Details

  • 2 Bedrooms (ensuite)
  • 1x Queen with ensuite
  • 1x Double with ensuite
  • An extra adult single fold away bed is available through our team for a hire / delivery fee.
  • No children under the age of six are accepted at Burke House

Villa Features & Highlights

  • Eco - friendly
  • Blissfully private
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Ocean Views

Regular Updated Information

The Grenadines Collection does its best to ensure that photos and descriptions of villas and surrounding areas are accurate. Some variation may occur as a result of changes made by owners and / or other conditions and activities in the vicinity of the villas. We work hard to give you the most up to date villa information and villa Calendars.

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Summer Season
1 May - 30 Nov

Guests
  • 2$1340
  • 4$1680

Winter Season
1 Dec - 30 April

Guests
  • 2$1340
  • 4$1680

Notes

  • 1505 USD per week for 3 guests

Rates Include

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    Location

    Villa Location

    Moonhole

    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.

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    "Just a quick note to say how pleased I was with my time at Burke House Bequia last week. It was truly a fantastic vacation for me and I thank you for renting out the properties. " Steve


    "The Burke house Bequia is a gem of an experience unlike any vacation rental I have ever seen". Mr Miller & Family

    5 STARS ***** Overall Rating
    5 STARS ***** Comfort
    5 STARS***** Cleanliness
    5 STARS ***** Condition

    Truly a moving experience
    Our fascination with Moonhole has only just begun.. 6 days was not nearly enough time to satiate our desire for this magical place .. there is no way we will not be back We can not recommend this place strongly enough.. it is truly life changing

    We finally settled on Burke house as it seemed unique and private enough for us. My wife and I booked on a Tuesday to be in Bequia on the Wednesday We arrived in the dark of the night, exiting the ferry from the mainland in a rain storm and were quickly ushered into the back of a proper Bequian taxi. Off into the darkness .. after driving for some time on paved concrete roads we turned off onto a dirt road .. We were struck by how long the dirt road was and with no street lights for much of the drive. We wanted seclusion and we got it !!

    At the end of the drive we were greeted by friendly faces and a couple rum punches. The walk from the entrance to the house was done in absolutely pitch darkness and the path illuminated by phone lights .. It took us about 7 or 8 minuets to get to the house. Along the way catching glimpses of stone structures up on the hills, nestled among the trees .. we eventually passed the Burke House sign on a tree and in moments we’d arrived.

    Walking up the main staircase felt like ascending into a medieval fortress .. at the top of the landing is a patio that in the dark of night looked like an infinity edge to the stars of which possibly all that exist were visible.. massively oversized doors and windows offered practically a full view of the interior, bathed in dim warm light .. it was strangely inviting.. cold stark grey stone framing small pops of colour in pillows, doors and paintings .. perfection The bedroom to the left opened out into a very large room with a couch, dresser and a beautiful four poster bed with mosquito netting .. the feeling was medieval royalty on safari.

    When the sun came up the next morning it was an overwhelming experience.. past your feet was the views out of two almost floor to ceiling windows that frame the trees and the gorgeous sea views Further investigation revealed a house unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.. the views have to be experienced to be believed.. words can only do so much ...

    The following morning Dora made us breakfast and served it on the back patio high up on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and in the distance St. Vincent After soaking up the views and marveling at the detail and beauty in all corners of the house (especially the bathroom and shower views ;) ) we went walking around the compound .. perched on hilltops and on cliff edges, along the water and on the beachfront there are houses .. if they can be called that .. they are more like sculptures that you can inhabit .. what is this place we wondered !??

    Later that day I happened across the “Moonhole” book by Charles Brewer (whom we had the pleasure of meeting and had a wonderful discussion with he and his wife Cornelia. Two fascinating, warm and very interesting people who live in one of the houses in Moonhole) on one of the many stocked bookshelves in the house .. I began reading and finally it all began to make sense. Buy the book .. Google Moonhole .. whatever you do learn more about this place .. catch the bug

    Marcus
    Honeymoon Guest
    November 22nd 2018

    "Imagine living like the Flintstones in a Tropical paradise"

    After flying from Barbados to Bequia on a twin prop plane, we landed at the empty Bequia airport to see goats roaming around and only 2 people working at the customs.

    Soon ,we were met by a local who drove us down the beach, literally on the beach and off the side about a mile to the base of a carved out of rock paradise. We were warned that the walk up to the house was steep and they carried our luggage all the way up to the top of the hill where we discovered one of the most amazing houses we had ever seen. Carved entirely out of rock, with a couple of bedrooms, outdoor bathrooms, a full kitchen and some of the best 360degree views of the Grenadines. We could see St. vincent, Mustique and a few other small islands . A lot of the furniture was carved out of rock with some whale bones as well.

    The house came with the a cook and caretaker although i preferred to cook all meals. The Burke house is a gem of an experience unlike any vacation rental I have ever seen. No aC but with a fan it's fine. A few mosquitos at night but with some spray , it's fine.

    My only complaint is that if you have gone into town and had a few too many , it's not an easy walk up in the dark..

    We will always remember this house as one of the best times we have had as a family.

    Jul 2010 Mr Miller & Family


    " Just a quick note to say how pleased I was with my time at Burke house last week. It was truly a fantastic vacation for me and I thank you for renting out the properties. I feel like I have been dropped into a movie for a week and it is definitely one of the most pleasant vacation experiences I have ever had.
     
    Doro was great and met me off the ferry as planned. Her cooking fantastic although I still cannot get over the fact that one can prepare and meal without a microwave. The garlic lobster was on Wednesday night and done to perfection. The snorkeling in the cove each morning was amazing and the swimming down at the beach each afternoon refreshing.
     
    I will definitely be booking again when I save up my pennies.

    Bye for now
    Steve "  (December 09)

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