BEAUTIFUL SEASIDE VILLAS IN THE PRIVATE MOONHOLE NATURE PRESERVE

Robert Rooth

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL SEASIDE VILLAS IN THE PRIVATE MOONHOLE NATURE PRESERVE

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

Agnew Hall, a natural stone villa above the enormous Moonhole rock arch, overlooks crystal waters, coral reefs and a soft sand beach. The coral reefs offer terrific snorkeling and diving. The private Moonhole beach is only steps away. Please visit our website http://www.moonholecompany.com or http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonholebequia/ for more pictures of this house and other Moonhole rental villas.

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 40-acre private marine, wildlife and bird sanctuary located completely 'off the grid' at the far western tip of Bequia. There are no roads here, only stone paths.

The Moonhole nature preserve: 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 beach or a deep-sea fishing boat. for 'the big ones.. Charter a sailboat to explore the Tobago Cays or 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.'

Getting here, getting around, and services: Most international travelers arrive via Barbados and take a short flight to Bequia on SVG Air or to St. Vincent on LIAT, and 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 your meals, unless you tell them you really want to fend for yourself. We have a small commissary, but we bring in most of our fresh produce from the 'mainland' - as locals call the lush island of St. Vincent six miles to the north.

Pack light, bring light clothing, a couple of bathing suits and your sandals! Take it easy!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
Lovely people (everybody helps and greets you, no matter if you don’t know them). A wonderful nature and sea life and the “I don’t want to go home factor”! A tranquil place in a running world. It was one of our best experiences and vacations ever!! We hope to come back soon, bis bald.
Oct 2011
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Robert Rooth

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Speaks french, german, italian, spanish, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Beautiful seaside villas in the private Moonhole nature preserve
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PERFECT HONEYMOON!

  • 5 of 5
A unique place to spend your vacation. Definetely not for everyone as there's no hot water, electricity, internet, some windows/doors and other things you may be accustomed in your life. Us, we felt lucky and honored being there. Everyone we met was just so nice! It's a place to live in harmony with nature, take your time to admire incredibly beautiful views, listen to the waves and simply relax. Extremely romantic, with attention paid to every detail, it was a perfect choice for our honeymoon!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly enjoyed having you as our guests! All of us at Moonhole invite you back to celebrate your first anniversary (and many more). By this time next year we hope the St. Vincent authorities will have "officially" declared the Moonhole peninsula and surrounding waters to be a wildlife sanctuary and marine preserve. We're working with the Sustainable Grenadines Project and the people of Bequia to help make that happen. Meanwhile, we are continuing to renovate other houses, planting more trees and flowers, adding a little more solar power, and staying "off the grid."
All the best from your friends at Moonhole!
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
J. Mitchell Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Port Elizabeth
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Moonhole sand beach and coral reefs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Paget Farm
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Friendship Bay
Car: not necessary

Moonhole is a 40-acre private preserve located at the extreme western tip of Bequia.

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Availability & Rates

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Bequia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
$6,000
 
Discounts: 15 nights or more: $225 Nightly
 
Summer
Jul 1 - Oct 29
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
$4,800
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $200 Nightly
 
Winter/Spring
Nov 1 - Jun 29
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
$5,850
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $225 Nightly
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Amenities

Bequia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Bottled Water
  • Living Area
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
At the Moonhole office we provide 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.'

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