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Frangipani-Villa Private Ocean View Villa in Carriacou, the Grenadines

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Craigston villa description

Tucked into a hillside immediately above the bay and set among flowering and fruit trees this spacious ocean view island villa has just been elegantly remodeled and comprehensively renovated to provide an elegant and private retreat for its guests. Not surprising, Frangipani-Villa is the choice of discerning clients. This villa features a spacious, open floor plan, covered patio, sun deck, and ocean view bedrooms. There are sweeping vistas across Hillsborough Bay to the uninhabited out-islands and unparalleled sunsets. A private plunge pool adjoining the main living area make this the perfect indoor/outdoor base from which to enjoy Carriacou and explore the surrounding islands.

The driveway comes directly to the main house entrance, making this villa particularly suitable for elderly or handicapped guests. A side gate through the gardens leads to a track through the trees to Tom's Bay or use the main gate for a similar stroll to the near-deserted half mile beach at Sparrow Bay.


Carriacou is the most southerly of the Grenadines, situated 20 miles north of Grenada, latitude 12.5 degrees. It has an area of 13 square miles and is the largest of the chain of islands between Grenada and St. Vincent. The first settlers, the Amerindians appropriately referred to Carriacou as the 'Land of Reefs'. Carriacou is one of the 3 islands that makes up the tri-island Nation of Grenada. (The 3 islands are Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique).

History: Carriacou was settled by the French, though in 1763 was ceded with Grenada to the British. The majority of the inhabitants today are of African descent, with the influence in the island mainly British, such as driving on the left, though French names are still noticed, especially in the L'Esterre area. The village of Windward is home to the descendant of a group of Scottish boat builders who settled here in the 19th century. The Scottish names and boat building skills have been passed down through the generations.

Many locally built boats from small fishing sloops to large trading schooners are seen in the Carriacou waters.

Culture: Carriacou is rich in cultural history and has as part of its legacy the Big Drum and Quadrille dances. Before the arrival of Europeans, Grenada was inhabited by Carib Indians who had driven the more peaceful Arawaks from the island. Columbus landed on Grenada in 1498 during his third voyage to the new world. He named the island 'Concepcion.' The origin of the name 'Grenada' is obscure but it is likely that Spanish sailors renamed the island for the city of Granada. By the beginning of the 18th century, the name 'Grenada,' or 'la Grenade' in French, was in common use. Partly because of the Carib Indians, Grenada remained uncolonized for more than 100 years after its discovery; early English efforts to settle the island were unsuccessful. In 1650, a French company founded by Cardinal Richelieu purchased Grenada from the English and established a small settlement.

After several skirmishes with the Caribs, the French brought in reinforcements from Martinique and defeated the Caribs, the last of whom leaped into the sea rather than surrender. The island remained under French control until its capture by the British in 1762, during the Seven Years' War. Grenada was formally ceded to Great Britain in 1763 by the Treaty of Paris. Although the French regained control in 1779, the island was restored to Britain in 1783 by the Treaty of Versailles.

Although Britain was hard pressed to overcome a pro-French revolt in 1795, Grenada remained British for the remainder of the colonial period. During the 18th century, Grenada's economy underwent an important transition. Like much of the rest of the West Indies, it was originally settled to cultivate sugar, which was grown on estates using slave labor.
Agriculture: In 1782, Sir Joseph Banks, the botanical adviser to King George III, introduced nutmeg to Grenada.

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Limited Accessibility
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is permitted outside only...moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable:

                cable tv in Main Villa and Garden Villa...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Video Library

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating

                  local services and businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Location Type

                      • Ocean View
                      • Beach View
                      • Water View
                      • Beachfront:

                        2 beaches are available walking distance (2 minutes )from the Villa (Tom's Bay and Sparrow Bay) additional beaches available a short distance via car or public transport...moreless

                      • Oceanfront:

                        Gorgeous ocenfront vistas of the surrounding bay and out islands...moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Kayaking
                      • Hiking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fishing

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Air Conditioning is available in all bedrooms...moreless

                          • Linens Provided
                          • Telephone:

                            The Main and Garden Villas each have a telephone...moreless

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            High speed internet access throughout...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Garage
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available:

                            Catering available upon request...moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            (2) A newly installed gourmet kitchen in Main Villa and additional fully equipped kitchen in Garden Villa...moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Kitchen is fully equipped with all utensils...moreless

                          • Dishwasher:

                            Gourmet kitchen includes a dishwasher...moreless

                          • Ice Maker
                          • Microwave:

                            (2) both kitchens are equipped with microwave ovens...moreless

                          • Refrigerator:

                            (2) A deluxe refrigerator in Main Villa and additional refrigerator in Garden Villa...moreless

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Balcony:

                            Main Villa includes balcony/covered deck and sun deck...moreless

                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Patio
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            (2) There is a deck/patio in both Main Villa and Garden Villa...moreless

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Private Pool:

                                Frangipani Villa has a dipping pool...moreless

                               

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                              From $140/nt/2 guestsDaily Rates Based on 2 Persons in US $ (Additional Persons $30.00 per day);
                              Main Villa:(December 16-April 15)     $350.00 per night;
                              Main Villa:(April 16-December15)      $325.00 per night;
                              Garden Villa:(December 16-April 15)   $160.00 per night;
                              Garden Villa: (April 16-December 15)  $140.00 per night;
                              
                              Note: The Garden Villa is rented indepently from the Main Villa up to 30 days from intended arrival provided that the Main Villa is not rented
                              
                              All Rates subject to a 10% Service Charge. A 25% deposit is required on booking;
                              balance due 60 days prior to arrival.Year Round Availability

                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                              Last updated: 07/12/2014
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                              Location

                              Suitable for those looking for a quiet, private, secluded getaway with abundant snorkeling/swimming/scuba diving/boating. reat area for those who like to adventure to secluded beaches and deserted (safe) islands!

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2008

                              About the owner: We consider Grenada "home" and it continues to remind us of the carefree happy times spent as children with family and friends who like us, continue to return. Of all the places visited it's the caribbean and in particular Carriacou and the Grenadines because of the spectacular views, quiet, relaxing ambience and friendly people. There is nothing more breathtaking than a day trip to several of the uninhabited out islands and Tobago Keys to enjoy a leisurly day of snorkeling and swimming with the turtles and enjoying the beautiful marine wildlife and clear blue waters.

                              Why the Owner Chose Craigston:
                              This villa is situated in the beautiful and much sought after private and secluded Craigston development. Carriacou is still an unspoiled part of the caribbean offering tranquility, beautiful vistas, and a quaint down town to wander through and purchase locally grown provisions or stop in at the deli for freshly made croissants and delicacies in addition to staples from the mainland. Carriacou is easily accessible to the main island of Grenada via ferry or aircraft.


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                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • Ocean view

                                Ocean view

                              • Bedroom

                                Bedroom

                              • panoramic view

                                panoramic view

                              • bedroom

                                bedroom

                              • view from the living room

                                view from the living room

                              • office

                                office

                              • sunset

                                sunset

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Dining room

                                Dining room

                              • view fromthe dining room

                                view fromthe dining room

                              • twin beds

                                twin beds

                              • bathroom

                                bathroom

                              • pool

                                pool

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                              5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

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