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Reef House 2 BR or 5 BR New Villa - Powerful Ocean Views!

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REEF HOUSE features this view! 2 BR option Upper Level; 5BR with both levels.

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Last updated: 11/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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!

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

          • Catering Available
          • Breakfast - Booking Possible
          • Lunch - Booking Possible
          • Dinner - Booking Possible

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                As the pool is not fenced and the support posts for the upper veranda railings are spaced fairly wide apart, Reef House is not suitable for young children....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                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

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Smoking Allowed:

                BUT ONLY OUTSIDE. NO SMOKING IN ANY OF THE ROOMS!!!...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Upper Level can be accessed by car with no stairs. Showers are designed with wide entry....moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Total Privacy is yours when you rent this either TWO bedroom OR up to 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. Maid Service provided. Also welcome night supper. 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. Sugar Reef Beach bar and restaurant at end of Crescent Beach: great food at a lovely location, all in walking distance....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    Large flat screen with cable hook up provided....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Beach View
                      • Mountain View
                      • Ocean View:

                        Very powerful! Especially from upper deck. Breaking waves on the reef, huge view of the sky, offshore islands....moreless

                      • Oceanfront:

                        We are located just above the ocean. It is about a 5 minute walk down the hill to Crescent Beach....moreless

                      • Water View:

                        Turquoise bay below house and breaking waves on the offshore reef....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        The dining room is a beautiful covered porch room with stone walls and glorious views of the ocean and the front entry garden. It's the heart of the home....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Garage:

                        This is not leased with the house....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine:

                        The housekeeper is hired to do all the clothes washing....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available:

                        Our housekeeper is an excellent cook and can be hired to cook for guests staying at Reef House. She can also buy food for you before you arrive....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        please read remarks under dishes & utensils...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        We have received compliments on how complete our kitchen is supplied with all the necessary items for cooking (and then some). ...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Front entry and lower level near pool....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        We have purchased a Webber BBQ which requires briquettes (it is not gas)....moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              LOW SEASON 1BR
                              May 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                              5 night min stay

                              $2,000
                              HIGH SEASON 1BR
                              Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,500

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              THE LOW SEASON (MAY 1-NOV 30) WEEKLY RENT FOR ONE COUPLE USING ONE MASTER BEDROOM IS $2,000;

                              HIGH SEASON (DEC. 1-APRIL 30) WEEKLY RENT FOR ONE BEDROOM IS $2,500

                              TWO BEDROOMS, LOW SEASON: $2,500; HIGH SEASON $3,000

                              THREE BEDROOMS, LOW SEASON: $3,000; HIGH SEASON: $3,500

                              FOUR BEDROOMS, LOW SEASON: $3,500; HIGH SEASON: $4,000

                              FIVE BEDROOMS, LOW SEASON: $4,000; HIGH SEASON: $5,000

                              For "low season" (May-Nov), full payment is required 60 days before occupancy. COST VARIES AS TO #OF BR. REQUIRED

                              For "high season" (Dec-April) full payment is required 90 days before occupancy.COST VARIES AS TO #OF BR. REQUIRED

                              A 25% payment is required with the return of the signed RENTAL AGREEMENT.

                              PLEASE EMAIL OWNER FOR RATES IF YOU WISH TO USE MORE THAN THE ONE MASTER BEDROOM.


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                              Location

                              0.04 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              end of Crescent Beach
                              0.04 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Sugar Reef - end of Crescent Beach
                              0.04 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Crescent Beach below the house

                              Car: Recommended

                              In calm seas, there is 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.

                               

                              Owner info

                              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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                              • REEF HOUSE features this view! 2 BR option Upper Level; 5BR with both levels.

                                REEF HOUSE features this view! 2 BR option Upper Level; 5BR with both levels.

                              VRBO #412697

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                              This listing was first published here in 2012.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

                              $286 - $357 per night (USD)
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                              Sleeps 10

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