Reef House 2 BR or 5 BR New Villa - Powerful Ocean Views!
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Crescent Beach (formerly Industry Bay) villa description
LOCATION: Reef House is situated 150 feet above Crescent Beach at Industry Bay on the south-facing coast of Bequia Island.
Reef House was completed in June, 2011. The owners named the house after the off shore Crescent Bay Reef with its constantly breaking waves that one sees from every part of the property. We chose this site specifically because of the powerful views that will captivate and entertain you from the moment you arrive and step out on to the ten foot covered veranda facing the sea and reef.
Reef House is nestled into the hillside and is constructed of local stone and Greenheart hardwood in a style that reflects the Caribbean tradition yet provides all the modern conveniences. The exterior walls are covered in cut stone which gives the house the feeling of a sea captain's villa. Reef House's pavilion style design is naturally cooled by the Caribbean trade winds that constantly flow in from the sea.
The living spaces of Reef House are designed to be 'as one' with the sea and sky. Spacious verandas emerge from the rooms on the first and second floors either overlooking the two bays below or a private garden filled with colorful tropical flowers.
Pairs of tall arched Dutch doors push open to reveal views of the turquoise sea from every room. It is only a five minute walk down the hill to the white sand, palm tree lined Crescent Beach.
The Upper Level can be used as a TWO BEDROOM home. It consists of the master bedroom with its high-beamed ceiling and stone surrounded, nine foot arched wooden Dutch doors that open to the sea. There is a generous walk-in closet, a stylish bathroom with dark green soapstone counter, Balinese teak mirror and a large walk-in shower with walls of green marble tile and a slate tile floor. The king size Balinese teak four poster bed is covered with a mosquito net. As in all the bedrooms, a ceiling fan cools room. Screens doors let also let in the breeze.
Next to the master bedroom is the open-air dining room with its artistic walls of cut stone and a hand-made wood dining table that comfortably seats 10 guests. Gorgeous ocean views are featured from this area of the property.
The spacious Octagon shaped Living Room with Kitchen follows next with its vaulted wood beam ceiling and handsome stone terrazzo floors crossed with wide strips of tropical wood. All the teak furniture has been imported from Bali and gives the house a relaxed, 'barefoot chic' ambiance. The Octagon has six hand-constructed nine foot Greenheart Dutch doors, each framed by a cut stone arch, that open to a magnificent vista of either the verdant tropical valley behind the beach or dramatic views of the sea, reef, islands offshore or cloud filled tropical blue sky.
The kitchen has a large dark green soapstone center island with bar stools, soapstone counters, stainless steel refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher and large walk-in pantry.
The upstairs guest bedroom, with queen size teak four poster bed, is of similar design as the master bedroom and bath. This Upper Level featuring TWO BEDROOMS has no stairs and is on the same elevation as the entry garden filled with tropical flowers.
The Lower Level is comprised of three generously proportioned guest bedrooms each with a teak four-posted queen size bed covered with a mosquito net. Each bath contains a walk-in tiled shower, soapstone counter top and Balinese teak mirror.
Two of the downstairs bedrooms share a spacious bath with its extra large walk-in shower.
There is also a separate media room for watching movies on the HDTV (bring your favorite DVD selections) with a teak single sleigh bed and full bath.
For your added enjoyment, there is a plunge POOL with an underwater bench designed for sitting and relaxing and taking in the sea views.
COMPLIMENTS WE HAVE RECEIVED:
* You have the most handsome house on the island.
* Loved the quality of the beds.
*Loved hearing the ocean waves when lying in bed.
*Loved resting and reading when lying on the teak chaise lounge couches on the veranda facing the sea - hard to stay awake!
*Great to be able to walk to the turtle sanctuary close by.
*Loved the old Caribbean feeling of the house and being able to enjoy all the modern amenities.
Keywords: ISLAND STYLE VILLA, LARGE DECKS, CUT STONE EXTERIOR, HAND CRAFTED WOODEN DUTCH DOORS,TERRAZZO FLOORS, VAULTED BEAMED CEILINGS, POWERFUL OCEAN, ISLAND AND SKYSCAPE VIEWS!
- Vacation Rental
POOL IS NOT FENCED SO ALL CHILDREN MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM. Because of this, Reef House is NOT suitable for toddlers or babies. The upper veranda rails could also a problem for the safety of young children....moreless
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Total Privacy is yours when you rent this either TWO bedroom OR Five bedroom (your choice) newly constructed island retreat villa. Short walk down the hill to Crescent Beach and Bequia's unique Turtle Sanctuary. Ten foot ocean facing Veranda offers breaking-wave views over the offshore reef and two offshore islands. Twice weekly Maid Service provided (or more if you want at a reasonable rate). Project Manager available to assist on daily basis. Plunge Pool with stunning beach, ocean and offshore island views. Rental cars available on Bequia-7 minute drive into Port Elizabeth (Harbor). Hiking trails nearby. Crescent Beach is very private and often you will be the only person there. Beach bar and restaurant at end of Crescent Beach....moreless
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Water View:
- Beach View
- Mountain View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Massage Therapist
- When the sea is calm, there is good snorkeling along the edge of Crescent Bay Reef just below Reef House. Bequia is known for excellent Scuba Diving. From Reef House you can walk to a unique Hawksbill Turtle Sanctuary and explore a more remote side of the island. A short drive into Port Elizabeth (Harbor) takes you to many very good restaurants. Bequia is a quaint, small island of about 5,000 people who are most welcoming to visitors. Excellent MASSAGE available. Masseuse will come to property for relaxing massage outside on the veranda! In the background is the sound of the breaking waves....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Amazing house, private and romantic
Amazing house, private and romantic
Hi Sally, Megan and I wanted to thank you for renting out your home to us. We had an amazing trip and didn't want it to end! Delene and Chris were very helpful and it was a pleasure meeting them. We included two of our favorite pictures. It was so nice to see that the island has not lost any of its charm, and we would love to come back next year in December. The house was beautiful and we enjoyed the views and the pool!
- Guest Tyler (Maine)
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/19/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Bequia's Strikingly Beautiful Northeast Coast Villa
Bequia's Strikingly Beautiful Northeast Coast Villa
The Reef House was a striking beautiful, new Villa with balcony overlooking the calm, turquoise waters of Crescent Beach and azure blue waters of the Atlantic on the East Coast of Bequia. It was an easy drive from Port Elizabeth past coconut palm groves and a warm country feel seeing cows and goats grazing on the way---a welcome respite from the fast-paced life of metropolitan, and even, suburban living in the States. The exterior architectural style is extremely well-suited for the windward side of the island with its sturdy stone walls and hardwood doors, which could be secured, fully opened or partially. This afforded us maximum views of Crescent Beach and the northeastern Atlantic coast. In addition, there was a multitude of eye-pleasing and meticulous flowering gardens surrounding the Villa on both sides. We appreciated the hard-working gardener who maintained the gardens among beautifully, stone-paved walkways and drive. The whole villa is not only a work of architecture, but the villa is uniquely organized for a couple or a large family, and allows for maximum privacy for its guests. We found the furnishings very comfortable and pleasing with exotic Balinese style. Close by, we had a really nice visit with Orton King at the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary and learned of the importance of the care and preservation of this marine species. Our stay at the Reef House gave us an opportunity to slow down and reflect on the natural beauty of the Island of Bequia.
- Guest Young At Heart (Wilmington, Delaware USA)
- Date of stay 04/19/13
- Review Submitted 05/20/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
IT JUST DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!
IT JUST DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!
Just recently spent 3 weeks at the Reef House. What a fantastic home with an incredible view! The kitchen did not lack for anything. It had all the comforts of home. Delene, the housekeeper, made dinner for us on the first day we arrived. What a treat that was and very good!. If you need a completely relaxing get-a-way, Reef House is the perfect place. Found great snorkeling at Princess Margaret Beach and Lower Bay as well as some great places to eat. We truly enjoyed our trip to Bequia.
- Guest Nan (Decatur, IL USA)
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 05/01/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
Island Paradise Above It All
Island Paradise Above It All
The Reef House is nothing short of amazing. The unique architecture creates a feel of living outdoors with expansive views of the Caribbean and Crescent Bay. The beds and linens were luxurious, and the bathrooms were much more than I would have expected on an island where everyone uses captured water. Beautiful flowers, great decks, great attention to detail. I look forward to a return trip. It's a perfect island get-away. I highly recommend The Reef House.
- Guest Debby (Santa Barbara, CA)
- Date of stay 01/06/13
- Review Submitted 03/01/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
A PERFECT HOLIDAYGuest comment entered by owner
A PERFECT HOLIDAY
Thanks for letting us share your beautiful home. Everyone spoiled us! We loved waking up to the sun rising off the ocean. The views, the people, the fun....everything made for a perfect birthday celebration. Ella loved the sushi....can't get any fresher and better than catching your own!
- Guest Scott & Ella from Santa Fe, NM
- Date of stay 10/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/26/12
Vacation of a Lifetime
Vacation of a Lifetime
Thank you so very much for sharing your slice of paradise with us. Your home on this exquisite island is simply spectacular! We loved every minute! The great restaurants, bars, beaches and Bequia people were fabulous. Chris and Daleen took such great care of us and made us feel so special. Thank you again for a vacation of a lifetime!"
- Guest Santa Maria Traveler (Santa Maria, California)
- Date of stay 02/13/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Reef House is amazing! Made of exotic hardwood and native stone but with all the modern conveniences so you can enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Bequia without giving up the comforts of home. Perched on a hill with spectacular ever-changing ocean views, you're just a short walk to the beach below and close to a fantastic turtle sanctuary where you can have one-of-a-kind interactions with Hawksbill turtles. Reef House is a piece of island paradise and we feel lucky to have experienced it!
- Guest Beachwalker (Santa Barbara, CA)
- Date of stay 12/29/11
- Review Submitted 08/22/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
I had the pleasure of calling Reef House home for 10 glorious days! No picture could have prepared me for the ambience and tranquility of staying in this 5 star home. Every detail was anticipated and delivered! The resort atmosphere transcends in every square inch of this home. It is a short walk to the most perfect unspoiled quiet beach. The reef is full of sea life and treasures. I can't imagine a more perfect environment to unwind and refresh!
- Guest Karen S. (-)
- Date of stay 10/10/11
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
LOW Season Rate(May- Nov): 1BR $2000/week; 2BR $2,500; 3/4BR $3,000; 5BR $3,500 HIGH Season Rate(Dec-April): 1BR $2,500/week;2BR $3,000; 3BR $3,500; 5BR $5,000 Owner may consider lesser amount of rent for a longer period rental. TWO BEDROOM OPTION: One couple Low Season $285/night; High $375/night Two couples Low Season: $357/night; High $428/night 25% deposit required to hold booking. Balance due 60 days before arrival in Low Season and 90 days before arrival in High Season. $500 security deposit required at time of final payment.
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- Nearest Beach: Crescent Beach below the house at 0.04 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: end of Crescent Beach at 0.04 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: end of Crescent Beach at 0.04 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Tobe and Sally, the owners of Reef House, discovered the island of Bequia more than twenty years ago on a scuba diving vacation. We were totally charmed by the quaintness and beauty of this small island and embraced by the friendly attitude of the local residents; so they just kept coming back. We rented homes at various locations around the island and then in 2007 made the decision to purchase land and build our own home overlooking Crescent Beach (formally called Industry Bay due to the harvesting of the coconut palm plantation which still exists below the house). Needless to say, this was not an easy thing to do being that we live in Santa Barbara, California; but with lots of patience and four years of hard work, Bequia Reef House was created. Construction was completed in June, 2011. Many people ask us why we didn't build our vacation/rental home in Hawaii since we live on the West Coast. Our reply is: come to Bequia, experience its quaint charm, super friendly local people, uncrowded beaches and beautiful warm turquoise water and you will understand.
Why the Owner Chose Crescent Beach (formerly Industry Bay):
We had rented various homes on Bequia, always close to the sea, as that is a prime requirement for us when taking a vacation. When we saw this half acre property on the undeveloped side of the island with its powerful views of the sea, sky and valley below, we knew that it would be a perfect site for a vacation home. TIME OUT - TIME IN PARADISE: We've all been told there is no perfect place in this world, but standing on the REEF HOUSE veranda on a full moon evening, gazing across the shimmering silver sea with warm tropical breezes caressing your body, comes close. This is a place where the clouds really do have a silver lining! To further enhance this magical encounter with nature's wonders, take a short stroll down the hill to the beach where stately coconut palms sway and dance in the moonlight, and the warm waters of the tropical sea wash up against your feet, tempting you to take a moonlight swim. Then you will understand why we choose to built Reef House in this location. :-)
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We enjoy the open spacious design of the home. Its large rooms, dining porch and restful covered veranda all capture views of the sea and the ever-changing tropical sky. The beauty of the cut stone covered walls and high arched wooden doors are a pleasure to behold. When we are there by ourselves we just use the Upper Level which has been designed as a TWO BEDROOM home all on the garden entry level of the property. The Lower Level three bedrooms are reached by stairs on the outside of the villa and cannot be seen from the Upper Level. After a cup of tea or coffee in the morning, we like to take off for a hike along the infrequently used little road at the bottom of the hill, walk along the usually deserted Crescent Beach, stop by the Turtle Sanctuary for a visit and then carry on up the road to the stone quarry and trail that runs along the edge of the cliff above the sea. Most of the time we are all by ourselves enjoying the beauty of nature. We feel blessed that such a place still exists in this crowded busy world. Reef House is a place of tranquility. We also greatly enjoy having a wonderful very friendly house keeper (who is also an excellent cook) to help with the chores. And our property manager is delightful and very knowledgeable about all aspects of Reef House and living in Bequia. Our plunge pool has been a real joy for our grandchildren. We enjoy a cool dip or just sitting on the underwater bench soaking in the views and serenity of this private hillside location above the turquoise sea. The bay below the house is wonderful for swimming as the off shore Crescent Bay Reef breaks up the surf so the waters in the bay stay calm. Snorkeling along the reef is also good fun on calm sea days.
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