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Spectacular View, Lovely Gardens, Private Pool, Steps to Beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

'Sweet Mango' is a very large two bedroom, two bathroom villa located just 300 paces from the two best beaches on Bequia - Princess Margaret Beach and Lower Bay. The suite is considered by many to be among the finest of the rental properties on Bequia. All the furnishings have been specially selected and imported to assure the highest quality. The suite is surrounded by Bougainvillea flowers and the landscaped tropical gardens offer hummingbirds and a kaleidoscope of Caribbean colors. Sweet Mango is situated on a gentle hillside in a quiet neighborhood offering you peace of mind.

Sweet Mango

This wonderful villa features an extra large veranda for outdoor living, equipped with a generous number of chaises and outdoor furniture. A glass top dining table seating six overlooks the beach. Sit on your own private veranda and watch the sunrise light up the beautiful waters of Lower Bay. Or enjoy the sunsets as you sip your sun downers and watch for the green flash. Take a plunge in the dipping pool whenever you want.

The large Caribbean style living room has a comfortable couch and hassock along with wicker side chairs. There is a cell phone provided, free wi-fi, and a cable television. We offer both 220 volt and 110 volt electrical service for your convenience.

The open air kitchen is well appointed with new appliances, including a large ice-making refrigerator and full sized four-burner stove with oven. There is a coffee maker, microwave, and toaster along with a full compliment of cookware, plates, glasses and utensils. The kitchen features a hardwood island with cushioned stools for early morning coffee. There is a Weber grill for outdoor cooking.

As a service to our guests the refrigerator may be stocked for your arrival at cost upon request.

The extra large master bedroom contains a queen sized bed (with netting), a day bed for an additional person (or just to relax) and generous open closet. It has great cross ventilation so it's nice and breezy, and there is also an overhead fan.

The bathroom is large, with hard wood counters, and a comfortable shower with glass bricks to let in light.

The other bedroom and bath includes two comfortable twin beds (with netting), ample closet space, overhead fan, and attractive bath with shower.

All of the rooms in Sweet Mango have beautifully crafted French doors that open to fresh Caribbean breezes. So wherever you happen to be- in bed, in the living room, or in the kitchen your views are unobstructed and magnificent. This property is the lower half of a private house. Privacy of the guest areas have been designed strictly for your enjoyment.

Twice weekly maid service included in the rental price and additional days can be negotiated if desired.

Taxi service from the ferry pier or airport can be arranged with notification of arrival times. There are numerous rental cars available.

Keywords: Private, beautifully furnished, modern appliances, safe and secure

More Details

Owner
Christine Burstein
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Christine Burstein

John has been traveling around the Caribbean for almost 50 years. Chrissy sailed professionally for 10 years throughout the NE and the Caribbean. We came to Bequia in1999, and knew this was the place to build our vacation home. We found that Bequia is a hidden gem of the Caribbean and a place that will hold the feel of a tropical paradise for years to come.

Christine Burstein purchased this villa in 2003

Why Christine Burstein chose Bequia

We didn't buy Sweet Mango, we built it! Because Bequia has a long boat building tradition, we knew we could find excellent crafts people to realize our vision. Bequia is an island that has retained it's authenticity. It isn't filled with tee-shirt shops. It retains old Caribbean charm. There is little tension here - locals, visitors, and ex-pat, live comfortably side by side. The waters are clear, people friendly and definitely not a tourist trap.

What makes this villa unique

We enter through a beautiful, gated stone archway covered with flowers. Immediately we feel renewed by the beauty around us. The ocean views are spectacular. Hummingbirds and yellow birds visit us each day. The sounds of the ocean are ever present. We watch the yachts and ferry enter and leave the harbor.

Amenities

Lower Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , stone & glass brick shower, varnished counters, open, airy
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , stone shower, varnished counters, open, airy
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , windows on 3 sides, 4 poster bed with quality netting
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , four poster beds with quality netting, airy
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cool and breezy, private plunge pool, maid service included, beach mats and some snorkeling gear, outside shower

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Spectacular View, Lovely Gardens, Private Pool, Steps to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

THE HOUSE WITH THE VIEW

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been to Bequia many times and we stayed in Sweet Mango on four occasions. Our last visit was in March this year.This time we stayed for three weeks.The Sweet Mango is a villa of a modern construction divided into two self-contained apartments.The upper level

is used by the owners, when they are in Bequia ,and the lower level is arranged as a rental property.We stayed in a lower level apartment that is very spacious with generous size rooms and a large west facing terrace with spectacular view.The garden around the house is a splash of colour.

The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances good enough for a "serious cooking".There is plenty of hot water in the kitchen and bathrooms- never short of hot water during three weeks stay.

Sleep quality, particularly in the master bedroom ,was excellent.Comfortable bed with a good mosquito net over and a breeze of fresh air across the room.Absolutely perfect.

There is a small plunge pool with a sun deck that we used to cool down or when we were to lazy to go to the beach.

Located within 5 minutes downhill walk to Lower Bay and Princess Margaret beach the Sweet Mango is ideal for beach lovers.

We would definitely recommend Sweet Mango to our friends and we would like to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ashland, New Hampshire
5

Island Ideal, Sweet Mango

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sweet Mango for a wonderful month of sun and sea. The unit is a downstairs, two bedroom/ two bath apartment overlooking 180 degrees of island, beaches and ocean. It has a westerly orientation, so sunsets on the deck or in the private freshwater pool were a daily ritual.

Although we preferred walking to town and down the hill to the beaches, the owners have built a warm relationship with a friendly taxi guy. We used him when loaded up with groceries or heading out to the far end of the island. There are also “dollar vans” running up and down the road every few minutes.

The unit is furnished “island eclectic”, which means comfortable and interesting. The twice a week housekeeper kept it all super clean and furnished with freshly laundered linens and towels.

A bonus feature of Sweet Mango is the attentive and helpful owners, John and Chrissy. They were welcoming and always ready to help us enjoy the island as much as they have over the years. Unexpected was the excellent WIFI service and multi-channel cable TV.

If you would like to drop back in time to a laid-back cultural experience and islander friendliness, then Bequia, and especially, Sweet Mango is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous, Elegant, and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed four years at Sweet Mango and will continue to stay here every time we come to Bequia. It's private, peaceful, clean, comfortable but also quietly elegant full of shells and fans and other whimsical trinkets from the sea. It's just up from the best beach on the island as well as the best restaurant, Nando's. You can watch the sunrise or sunset over Lower Bay, the hummingbirds and butterflies in the garden, or relax in the infinity pool. Actually, you can do all three! We highly recommend as a getaway from it all.

Linda & Tony Strange

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glendale, CA
5

wonderful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place with gorgeous views in great location

We rented Sweet Mango for the week before Christmas. I had seen pictures which looked great, and we were not disappointed. All of the rooms open onto the veranda, which has a great view of Lower Bay. We ate on the veranda, and spent lots of time sitting on the veranda, and never got tired of the view.

The kitchen was well stocked, and everything is well maintained. The plants are great, and the gardener takes good care of them. Kathy, the housekeeper, is very friendly, and keeps the place spotless.

It is in a great location. It is a short walk to Lower Bay Beach, where we waded in the water and checked out the restaurants and bars along the beach.

A taxi is the best way to get into Port Elizabeth, although we walked once. Noel was our taxi driver, and he made it easy to get anywhere we wanted to go.

There are mosquitos, so bring bug repellent.

The owners, John and Chrissy, were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed talking with both of them while we were there. After I left, I found that I had failed to pack some of my clothes, and Chrissy got them back to me, which I appreciated.

We thought Sweet Mango was an incredible place, and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glendale, CA
5

wonderful house on a wonderful island

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place with gorgeous views in great location

We rented Sweet Mango for the week before Christmas. I had seen pictures which looked great, and we were not disappointed. All of the rooms open onto the veranda, which has a great view of Lower Bay. We ate on the veranda, and spent lots of time sitting on the veranda, and never got tired of the view.

The kitchen was well stocked, and everything is well maintained. The plants are great, and the gardener takes good care of them. Kathy, the housekeeper, is very friendly, and keeps the place spotless.

It is in a great location. It is a short walk to Lower Bay Beach, where we waded in the water and checked out the restaurants and bars along the beach.

A taxi is the best way to get into Port Elizabeth, although we walked once. Noel was our taxi driver, and he made it easy to get anywhere we wanted to go.

There are mosquitos, so bring bug repellent.

The owners, John and Chrissy, were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed talking with both of them while we were there. After I left, I found that I had failed to pack some of my clothes, and Chrissy got them back to me, which I appreciated.

We thought Sweet Mango was an incredible place, and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Best of Lower Bay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Sweet Mango for 3 weeks, as we have every winter since the house was built. We had previously rented other properties on Lower Bay and were delighted to find this lovely apartment that is part of the owner's larger home. The house fits into the hill side with spectacular views of the Caribbean sea. This is the leeward side of the island where the sun sets are amazing. The apartment is well appointed and if you need anything additional the owner's, if they are in residence, or Kathy, who takes care of the house and apartment have a way of making it happen promptly. The kitchen has all the tools needed for making full meals and the open plan makes entertaining a breeze...literally! The bedrooms and bathrooms are roomy, the beds firm and linens in very good condition.I like the care and attention the owners give to maintaining their home and, since the rental is an extension of their home, it receives greater than the average amount of attention than what I have experienced as a "greater than average" vacation rental user.

This is one of the most sought after areas to rent on Bequia because of Lower Bay beach and the quaint restaurants at beach side. The short distance into the harbor is not an issue for most of us who prefer the true Caribbean "Blue" of the beach and quiet nights...great for star gazing!

I cannot do a review of Sweet Mango without mentioning the lush gardens surrounding the house. The gardener comes twice a week to tend to a truly amazing outdoor botanical feast...you look over the veranda and view the sea and look down, and see the splash of tropical plants where something is always in bloom or ready to be eaten!

I highly recommend Sweet Mango for a stay on Bequia!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Mitchell Airport, Bequia
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Kegans, De Reef, Jacks, LePlaige
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Port Elizabeth
Nearest Restaurant
120 Metres
Fernandos Hide-Away,Kegans, De Reef, Jacks,
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Lower Bay & Princess Margaret
Car: not necessary

While many properties say you can walk to the beach, it's nearly impossible to walk the steep hill home. This ISN'T the case with Sweet Mango. We are perfectly situated so you have views PLUS easy access by foot to and from the beach. We are also very secure, surrounded by bougainvillea covered fence, and a beautiful iron work locked gate. Most of our renters return year after year after they stay once. You do not need to rent a car as town is a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute dollar bus ride away. Taxis are readily available should you wish to ride. We believe this a great location because you have access to the beach, restaurants, bars, and shopping without traveling far. We, the owners are happy to help with tips on the best the island has to offer.

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Rates & Availability

Lower Bay Villa Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

25% due on booking. Balance due three months prior to arrival date.

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  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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