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Beautiful Seaside Villas in the Moonhole Eco-Preserve

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Dining table overlooking the Caribbean Sea


Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, great island cuisine, housekeeping included

With spectacular views, Agnew-Hall House is a natural stone villa perched above the enormous Moonhole rock arch. The house overlooks crystal waters, coral reefs and a soft sand beach. The coral reefs offer great snorkeling and diving. The private Moonhole beach is only steps below.

The Agnew-Hall House has two bedrooms, a large outdoor deck with a hammock and chairs, comfortable living areas, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The Master Bedroom has a king bed and a private bathroom with a fresh-water shower. The Green Bedroom has a queen bed and a private bathroom with a fresh-water shower. The indoor dining area seats 8 and overlooks the Moonhole beach and the Caribbean Sea, with views of many islands of the Grenadines to the south. The outdoor breakfast area overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the reefs in the Moonhole Bight. The living area includes a writing desk, a bar, and comfortable seating. Trade winds keep the living areas and bedrooms cool as the house sits 100' above sea level. The house is powered by a solar system for lighting and charging small electronic devices. The refrigerator-freezer operates on mains power. Guests have access to the entire 35-acre Moonhole private nature preserve and the many paths and trails that wend through the property. Our staff provides cooking and housekeeping services, which are included in the rent. Their cooking gets rave reviews from our guests. Our commissary is stocked with basic food supplies, including beer, soft drinks and spirits. We also have a limited wine selection and can order other wines for guests from our local vintner. Agnew-Hall is ideal for a couple and can comfortably accommodate four guests. A great house!

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Trade winds bathe the upper deck and cool the large living areas and bedrooms. Sounds of the sea surround – from the surge on the Caribbean side and the surf on the beach on the Atlantic side.

Frigate birds sail overhead. Seine boats anchor in the bight. Passing boats are the only traffic one sees. Moonhole is a 35-acre private marine, wildlife and bird sanctuary located at the far western tip of Bequia. There are no roads here, only stone paths.
Tom and Gladdie Johnston founded Moonhole Company in 1964. Working side by side with carpenters and masons from the nearby village of Paget Farm, Tom built the original house beneath the enormous natural arch known far and wide as 'Moonhole.'

Over the years Tom and his crew constructed 16 more houses with stones from the site, native hardwoods, and materials reclaimed from the sea. Trees flourish inside the houses. Flowering tropical plants abound.

In 2000 Tom turned over the preservation of Moonhole to to a conservation trust to preserve Moonhole's natural beauty. As a member of the National Trust and through our private foundation, Moonhole Friends, Inc., we actively support environmental, educational and cultural activities on Bequia

Today the original Moonhole house may only be viewed from the sea There are no public tours. Although the Moonhole compound is private, the company does offer several of its original houses for rent by the week, month or season.

Life at Moonhole: Enjoy the peace and quiet of Moonhole. No roads, no traffic, only quiet paths wind through our compound. Relax and let our friendly staff care for you.. Swim in turquoise waters, dive for conchs and sand dollars, watch birds soar, sunbathe, swing in a hammock, enjoy the beach or hike the challenging Fishermen's Path to the tip of the island. Bring your mask and snorkel to the Bight, a gigantic aquarium filled with tropical fish and brilliant coral reefs. Or just relax and enjoy a good read. Fish from the shore or a deep-sea fishing boat for 'the big ones.' Sail on the schooner Friendship Rose or charter a private sailboat to explore the Tobago Cays. Take an inter-island ferry to visit Mustique, St. Vincent, Canouan, Union or other islands of the Grenadines. Explore the many other beautiful beaches, bays and coves around Bequia. Spend an evening on the town in Port Elizabeth where restaurants and nightlife abound. Spot a shooting star, gaze at the moon, and bask in the trade winds on Bequia, the 'island of the clouds.'

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Getting here, getting around, and services: Most international travelers arrive via Barbados or St. Lucia and then take a short flight to Bequia on SVG Air. Others fly to St. Vincent on LIAT, and then take an inter-island ferry to Bequia. Our Managing Director, Winifred Kydd, will have a taxi meet you at the airport or ferry. A member of our staff will greet you at the Moonhole entrance and help you with your luggage.

We recommend that guests use the services of local taxi drivers. If you choose to rent a vehicle, we provide parking outside the Moonhole gate.

Housekeeping services are included in your rental rate. Our housekeepers cook and clean 6 days per week. They will provision the house and cook all your meals, unless you tell them you really want to fend for yourself. (But don't pass up their great cooking!) Our house staff arrive at 8:30 a.m. and go off duty at 7:30 p.m. If guests desire staff services after that time we charge $10 per hour for overtime.
We bring in most of our fresh produce from the 'mainland' - as we call the lush island of St. Vincent six miles to the north. Lobster and conch are available in season and we usually have fresh fish daily.

Pack light, bring light clothing, a couple of bathing suits and your sandals! Take it easy at Moonhole !
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master bedroom: 1 king


  • Second bedroom: 1 queen


  • Each newly-refurbished bedroom has a private seating area with views of the sea and islands to both the north and south Large windows admit the constant trade winds to cool the rooms. At night lighting is provided by portable rechargeable solar lights and lanterns. Each room has ample closet space and each has its own small private bathroom. The rooms are adorned with whalebone sculptures, handmade furniture made with whalebones and Guyana “green heart” and a bright array of Caribbean colors. The beds are fitted with handmade mosquito nets. Both bedrooms overlook the 'Moonhole' -an enormous natural rock arch, a landmark for sailors where our founder built the first stone abode....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • We collect all our water from the sky and store it in large stone cisterns built into the walls of the house. Each bathroom has a fresh water shower. Hot showers are provided by portable solar showers heated by the sun during the afternoon. Each bathroom has a view of the tropical gardens, the wide bay and the sand beach below....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house is powered by a solar system and the fridge-freezer operates on mains power. At the Moonhole office we provide wi-fi, telephone and fax services, as well as a commissary for staple supplies. You can charge your phones and other devices at the Moonhole office. Cell phones may be rented in Port Elizabeth and work well at Moonhole. One 'purchases minutes' as needed. There are many internet cafes in Port Elizabeth for those who require high-speed internet access. At Moonhole, however, most guests appreciate the ability to 'get away from it all.'...moreless


  • Books
  • Radio


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    view of the Moonhole beach only steps away...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    views of 20 islands in the Caribbean and the Atlantic...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Private beach ...moreless

  • Rural:

    We are an eco-preserve dedicated to environmental preservation and conservation...moreless

  • Water View:

    See the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic ocean...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The indoor dining area overlooks the Caribbean and many of the islands of the Grenadines to the south. The outdoor dining area overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the Moonhole Bight below. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi in the Moonhole office....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone:

    Telephone in the Moonhole office. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Fax


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    The old-fashioned kind of percolator...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Electric refrigerator-freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    powered by propane...moreless

  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    boats are available for charter...moreless

  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck has a 360 degree view of the Caribbean and the Atlantic....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Tennis at the Gingerbread Hotel in the main harbor ...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016/Spring 2017
Nov 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750 $5,500
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500 $4,000
Winter 2017/Spring 2018
Nov 1 - Jun 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,750 $5,250
Summer 2018
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,495 $4,250
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,750 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The deposit becomes non-refundable 30 days prior to check-in.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
J. Mitchell Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Paget Farm
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port Elizabeth
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Friendship Bay
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
Moonhole sand beach and coral reefs

Car: Not Necessary

Moonhole is a 40-acre private nature preserve occupying the entire western tip of Bequia. The road stops at our gate. We are dedicated to preserving the flora, fauna and marine resources of the peninsula.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1964

About: The founders of Moonhole Company Limited acquired the western tip of the island of Bequia in the 1960's. The company has continuously maintained the property as a nature preserve and wildlife and bird sanctuary.

Why Grenadines, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
The unique architecture of Moonhole houses. Peace and quiet, no traffic, no roads. Friendly and experienced staff. Great cooking!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Beautiful views, great snorkeling in the Bight. Private sand beach with comfortable chaises and hammocks. Unique architecture.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Dining table overlooking the Caribbean Sea

    Dining table overlooking the Caribbean Sea

  • Agnew Hall's upper deck

    Agnew Hall's upper deck

  • Entrance


  • Breakfast area and outdoor grill

    Breakfast area and outdoor grill

  • Looking out onto the deck from the main room

    Looking out onto the deck from the main room

  • Seine fishermen heading home

    Seine fishermen heading home

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • King Bedroom

    King Bedroom

  • Moonhole beach

    Moonhole beach

  • Agnew Hall main room

    Agnew Hall main room

  • Agnew Hall from the beach below

    Agnew Hall from the beach below

  • Ready for dinner

    Ready for dinner

  • Double rainbow atop the upper deck

    Double rainbow atop the upper deck

  • From the upper deck looking down into the Moonhole Lower Bight

    From the upper deck looking down into the Moonhole Lower Bight

  • Looking through the Moonhole arch from Agnew Hall's upper deck

    Looking through the Moonhole arch from Agnew Hall's upper deck

  • Kitchen


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