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Enjoy 'The Sweet Life' At Spring

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large Lovely 1 Bedroom Apartment Overlooking Spring Bay With Spectacular Views

La Bella Vista @ La Dolce Vita is a private, spacious, quiet, one-bedroom apartment with tropical décor featuring local artwork that encompasses the entire lower floor of the villa. The bedroom is quite large with a very comfortable queen size bed, lots of storage, a desk and chair, with french doors to the gallery and views of the sea beyond. Wake up to the gorgeous view of the Bay and see the sun sparkling on the water. The eat-in kitchen is large and fully equipped with fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, food processor and mixer. The living room has a convertible sofa, allowing the apartment to sleep 2 more, or just additional space for lounging.

The long gallery and private dining terrace provide sweeping views of Spring Bay and the islands of Battowia and Balliceaux as shown in the photo of

the view from La Bella Vista. Sit on the deck, swim in the pool, enjoy the breezes and watch the palm trees sway. It is so easy to slide into island time here.

The hillside location is a 5-minute walk to the beach and offers spectacular views of Spring Bay and the Atlantic Ocean…, the closer views are of the old Spring Plantation with the coconut groves and the ruins of the old sugar mill, now part of the Firefly hotel.

Amenities: cable tv, dvd player, IPod dock, private telephone, WiFi computer access, swimming pool.

Twice weekly housekeeping and change of bedding and towels.

The bathroom has hot and cold water and a large glass shower stall. The bedroom and the kitchen have ceiling fans but with the trade winds and gentle breeze you rarely need them. The private dining terrace is equipped with table and chairs and a lounge, a wonderful hideaway to hang out with a book or have a nap.

La Dolce Vita is a few minutes walk from Spring beach, about 10 minutes walk to Industry beach, and about 30 minutes walk into Port Elizabeth. No matter where you walk you are surrounded by beauty and lush foliage.

Bella Vista is just over a mile from Port Elizabeth where its shops, boutiques, restaurants, banks, etc. are located. Rental cars are available from several sources and there are plenty of taxis available.

The people of Bequia are what make Bequia so special, we think. Bequians, though generally shy and reserved, love to meet new people and get to know visitors. Come to Bequia for a visit and when you return people will remember you and welcome you back.

The owners have one friendly small dog named Ricky.

More Details

Gregory & Elizabeth Thomas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Gregory & Elizabeth Thomas

Greg and Liz are Canadians who both grew up in Toronto. We moved to Bequia full time in 1998 and have been renting out our apartment since 1999. Greg is a Doctor of Chiropractic and practices here in Bequia and in St. Vincent. Liz is an artist and craftsperson and does property management on Bequia for neighbors and friends.

Gregory & Elizabeth Thomas purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Gregory & Elizabeth Thomas chose Spring Estate

We fell in love with Bequia on our first visit here in 1988 and came back 3 months later to buy. We bought our 2/3rds of an acre at Spring and designed the first draft of the house on a napkin and thereby started the process. The house was completed in 1992 and we able to relocate full time in 1998.

What makes this apartment unique

Bequia is a special place and we love our location overlooking Spring Bay away from the hustle and bustle of Port Elizabeth and the busier beach areas. Spring is lovely and generally quiet, though there are a lot of nature sounds, the wind in the palms, the waves in the bay, birdsong, and at night tree frogs and crickets to lull to sleep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on 09/28/2010 for a stay in January 2010

You can find no better place for your stay in Bequia. The view, the pool, the hosts and the accommodations were all excellent. Town is a short walk - 1/2 hour - and if peaceful with all the comforts of home and then some is what you want, you have found it.

Hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. They helped make our two weeks on the island a truly restful and fun vacation.
Jan 2010
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Spring Estate Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • bathroom has a large glass shower stall, hot and cold running water with a rain shower head...
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • bedroom is large and airy with good cross ventilation and a ceiling fan...bed is a queen size canopy bed with mosquito netting...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Enjoy 'The Sweet Life' At Spring
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Delightful breezy, quiet apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had been staying in noisy Port Elizabeth so the transition to Spring was wonderful and quiet. No mozzies. Lots of space and breeze..

Our own pool.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Spring and look forward to your return next winter. Liz & Greg
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
JF Mitchell Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Firefly Hotel
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Admiralty Ferry or Bequia Express
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Firefly Hotel
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Spring Bay
Car: recommended

La Bella Vista is a few minutes walk from Spring beach, about 10 minutes walk to Industry beach, and about 30 minutes walk into Port Elizabeth. No matter where you walk you are surrounded by beauty and lush foliage.

'La Bella Vista' is just over a mile from Port Elizabeth where its shops, boutiques, restaurants, banks, etc. are located. Rental cars are available from several sources and there are plenty of taxis available.




Additional information about rental rates

owners and their dogs live upstairs above the apartment

25% deposit is due on confirmation of rental and is refundable up to payment of the balances which is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival ...we take MasterCard and VISA and once you are ready to confirm your rental we will call you to get your credit card information...

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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