About the property
- Cottage625 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Five Amazing Accommodations, Breathtaking Views, Sleeping From 2 - 12 Guests
Hibiscus Cottage is a stunning octagonal shaped studio measuring approximately 8m (26’) wide. The cottage is spacious, light and airy, is furnished to the highest of standards & is the perfect choice for two people wanting the luxury, intimacy, privacy and space that your own cottage provides. It is reached along your own natural stone pathway and down a boardwalk with steps. A queen size bed complete with luxurious mattress is positioned centrally in the room and ample seating, cupboard and storage space is close at hand. Two cane and rattan armchairs provide a very comfortable seating area and the panoramic views looking through 24' of glass fronted patio doors are absolutely stunning. The large and private veranda has a bistro dining table and chairs, allowing you to dine Al fresco style and enjoy the ambiance of the outside environment. There is a well laid out kitchen with quality appliances, crockery & utensils. Please visit tropicalhideawaybequia.com for further information.
Martin and Julie Mansfield
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About Martin and Julie Mansfield
We originally arrived in the Caribbean in 1996 after making a 3 week transatlantic crossing aboard our sailing yacht 'Rainbow Spirit'. This was the beginning of another adventure and after sailing and exploring the Caribbean Islands for 2 years we eventually bought a 2 acre plot of land on the Island of Bequia. Having already committed to a world circumnavigation, we set sail again in 1998, went through the Panama Canal and spent the next three years travelling around the world with our three daughters. Although we visited hundreds of white sand, sun-drenched tropical islands, we found none of them compared to the special beauty and charm of Bequia. We returned in 2001 and finally made a start on building our 'Tropical Hideaway'. Building in the Caribbean was never going to be easy and after the frustrations of 2 years turning into 3 years and 3 years turning into 4 years we finally finished construction in 2011. Eight years of full time building and a cost overrun of around 300%. The project was huge, far bigger than we ever imagined, but our hard work, frustrations, pain and suffering eventually paid off and we now have a remarkable property often quoted as having 'the finest views on Bequia, from the finest accommodation on Bequia'. Our daughters have now left to start their own lives and adventures, returning when time and funds allow. Our eldest daughter is now married and lives in New Zealand. Our middle daughter started the first Spa's and treatment centres on Bequia and is now employed by the rich and famous from all over the world. Our youngest daughter is currently working at a safari lodge in a remote part of Zambia and returns to Tropical Hideaway for the December to April season where she offers her spa treatments and therapy work. As you can see, our wanderlust lifestyle has left a lasting impression on our daughters and they are all enjoying an adventurous and exciting life as we have done.
Martin and Julie Mansfield purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Martin and Julie Mansfield chose Belmont
Bequia truly is a unique Island. Large enough to be interesting and exciting, yet small enough to retain its local charm and uniqueness that only a small off the beaten track Caribbean Island can offer. It truly is an undiscovered paradise that some well known travel journalists are only just discovering and several well known newspapers and magazines have recently published articles and all describe Bequia as an undiscovered paradise, about to be discovered.
What makes this Cottage unique
Specializing in couples and small groups we offer an informal, private and relaxed atmosphere and we pride ourselves with our genuine friendly service and the experience we afford our guests.Tropical Hideaway has one of the finest hillside locations on Bequia and coupled with the incredible heated Infinity edge pool, the spectacular panoramic ocean views & the beautiful evening sunsets, you soon realize you are enjoying, what many say, are the finest views on Bequia, from the finest accommodation on Bequia. The views are simply amazing and are forever changing as ships and yachts of all sizes and nationalities pass by on their journeys and adventures. Please visit our comprehensive website, read our latest 5* reviews, browse through our stunning photographs and download our free information guide for visiting Bequia and make your dream a reality.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Absolutely Stunning and Amazing!
We thought the pictures were too good to be true but alas were we in for a surprise. We went here for our honeymoon and had the absolute most amazing time ever! From the luxurious and comfortable rooms with high end amenities and utilities, to the friendly staff all around who provided amazing food on a daily basis, to the hosts themselves, Martin and Julie, who ensure that from day 1 we felt welcomed, appreciated and right at home. We would definitely recommend this location to anyone...oh and how can we forget...the Infinity Pool will blow you away!
"Perfect Place on a Perfect Island"
Hibiscus Cottage is in my opinion the most private on the property it has an amazing view and is very well appointed for your needs. You are surrounded by jaw dropping views, beautiful landscape and architecture. The hosts Martin and Julie are a pleasure so many kind words to say about them. Tropical Hideway is and will always be our only choice for accommodation. Perfect Place on a Perfect Island.
The definition of paradise
Indescribable views! So incredibly peaceful and exactly what we were looking for!
Marvelous view with complete privacy!
The Hibiscus cottage is the best after the penthouse. It is so quaint, with a panoramic view and complete privacy. Everything was well thought, with quality eco-friendly products, an incredible entertainment centre (HD super large flat TV screen) with a huge selection of movies and excellent choice of music). The infinity pool is a dream to float around be it in the morning, for sunset or a late swim with the colorful LED lighting! Julie and Martin, the hosts, were consistently graceful and obliging to any request we had. A must come back place, for sure!
A little piece of paradise
We were looking for relaxation in a beautiful location and boy did we find it.
Bequia is a glorious, unspoilt island with palm fringed beaches, turquoise seas and friendly, welcoming people -none more welcoming than Julie and Martin who built Tropical Hideaway as a labour of love over many years and created a development of five excellent self catering units located around the most wonderful infinity pool you are ever likely to see.
We stayed in Hibiscus which is located below the pool down a number of steps through the tropical garden filled with flowers and wildlife. The cottage is spacious and very well equipped with everything you need including a sophisticated TV and sound system with a massive range of music and excellent films (we mostly listened to the music but we did find time to watch a couple of good films). We did not need to use the air conditioning and kept sufficiently cool with the large fan.
The balcony has stunning views both in the day and at night when the harbour scene beneath the moon and stars was very romantic. The occasional blast of reggae music coming up from the harbour and from the local buses gave sitting on the balcony a truly Caribbean feel.
Cooking facilities are basic with two gas rings and a microwave but we found these to be more than adequate as we ate out on most lunchtimes and took advantage of Martin's excellent home cooking available in the well stocked shop by the office which also kept us fully supplied with wine, beers and, of course, Martin's famous rum punch. While we were there Martin and Julie were experimenting with breakfasts and we took advantage of this on most mornings. They were deliciously cooked and served with a smile by Shenila who made us very welcome and also did a great job of our laundry. Don't count on there being breakfast available when you visit as much depends on how successful the experiment is but, if it is still available, it's highly recommended and a very relaxing start to the day without the hassle of washing up.
The cottage was kept beautifully clean with regular maid service and change of linen and towels and the gardens were tended almost constantly by the gardener Marlon throughout the stay.
We love walking and managed to walk an average of around four miles each day. The walk up (and down) to Tropical Hideaway is extremely steep but there are steps being constructed at the moment which will make the walk easier. Walking on Bequai is the best way to see the island.
Perfect place to slow down and unwind
The property itself almost defies description, it is perched on the top of the hill with a view that is unmatched by any I have ever seen. Hibiscus cottage was built with total privacy in mind and has a large outdoor deck perfectly situated to watch over the harbour. The infinity pool and pool deck with pool bar and day bed are all laid out with the guests in mind and maintained in pristine condition. It is hard to imagine how it could be any better.Martin and Julie are wonderful hosts and have thought of everything. Thank you so much to you both.
Murray & Linda
Beautiful Bequia (pronounced bek way) is an undiscovered paradise, the Caribbean of 20 years ago. Covering an area of only 7 square miles, Bequia lies in the warm tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea. It is just a short plane hop from the ever popular Barbados and next to the renowned Mustique, both favourite islands of the rich and famous. It is the largest of the Grenadine islands known also as the ‘jewels of the Caribbean’ and is blessed with several pristine, white sandy beaches many of which are totally natural and undeveloped. If you want resort hotels, nightclubs and beaches full of sunbeds, don't come to Bequia. If you want to discover the undiscovered, visit our beautiful Island, enjoy the uncrowded pristine white sandy beaches, swim and snorkel in our safe and warm Caribbean waters and experience the genuine friendliness of the local Bequian people. Bequia is an all year round destination with daytime temperatures consistently averaging between 24C (75F) and 30C (86F) throughout the year. A "chilly" evening in the winter months (January to March) might see a low of around 22C (72F) and in the summer months the temperature will occasionally reach 32C (90F). Trade winds bring cooling breezes for most of the year and the famous Christmas Winds bring stronger breezes and livelier seas, perfect for the keen sailor. The "dry" season from December to May coincides with the "high" season for visitors, with clear sunny skies, low humidity and minimal rainfall. The Island is totally reliant on rain for its water, so the arrival of the "rainy" season in May/June is always a blessing. The warmer, summer months of May to November are a welcome mixture of occasional showers, sunshine and light breezes, with the isolated heavy downpour. Showers are usually short and mainly come in the night. Bequia is far south in the hurricane belt, and although tropical storms will occasionally approach in the peak months of August to October, most disturbances either pass to the north or dissipate before they reach the Grenadine Islands chain. Please note the so called “rainy season” is not a particularly reliable statement any more as the seasons have become very mixed and variable. The weather forecast for our part of the Caribbean typically states, ‘Sunshine with a mix of cloud and occasional showers’. It does reflect the changing climate and weather patterns and seems to be accurate for most of the year. At least the forecaster can never get it wrong. Having two dive shops and around 24 dive sites, Bequia is a divers paradise. Our diverse marine environment includes relaxing reefs, wall dives, drift dives and even a few wrecks. You can still dive and snorkel away from the crowds in crystal clear waters with reefs that are still pristine. Our abundant and diverse sea life ranges from 100’s of species of Tropical Fish, Octopus, Sea Turtles and Sea Horses to name but a few. Bequia has it all and will satisfy beginners trying out snorkelling, scuba divers who wish to take a Padi course and experienced divers wishing to go on an exhilarating dive. Looking for an adventure? Try Discover Scuba with one of our two dive shops and enjoy a shallow reef dive with one of their experienced instructors. We now have available our brand new forty page 2016 guidebook about Tropical Hideaway and the Island of Bequia. It has detailed information about local services, the fun things to do, our local restaurants, day trips to nearby islands and a wealth of other information invaluable for anyone intending to visit our beautiful island. To read our complimentary guidebook please go to the very bottom of this page or visit our website, scroll down the Tropical Hideaway 'Welcome' page and click on the guide book. Barbados is the main International airport for the area and SVG airlines have a late afternoon 40 minute flight into Bequia that connects with most International flights. Direct flights from the US/Canada Jet Blue has direct flights from Boston, New York, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. American Airlines has direct flights from Miami and Charlotte. Delta has direct flights from New York and Atlanta. Air Canada has direct flights from Toronto and Montreal. West Jet has direct flights from Toronto. Direct flights from Europe British Airways has direct flights from Gatwick. Virgin Atlantic has direct flights from Gatwick and Manchester. Thomas Cook has direct flights from Manchester in the peak holiday season. Condor has direct flights from Frankfurt Direct flights from Brazil GOL Airways has direct flights from Sao Paulo Direct flights from Columbia. Avianca has direct flights from Bogota Flights within the Caribbean include Liat Airlines and Caribbean Airways. SVG Air also fly from St Lucia to Bequia Thursday to Tuesday. You can also use the cheaper Liat flight into St Vincent and take the 60 minute ferry to Bequia. This flight is too late to connect with the last ferry which means a night in Barbados or St Vincent
Rates & Availability
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Tropical Hideaway consists of 5 separate luxury accommodations, the Penthouse Suite, Hibiscus & Palm Cottage, the Pool House and the Infinity Studio. If Hibiscus Cottage is not available please have a look at the identical Palm Cottage or one of our other lovely accommodations, or visit our comprehensive website tropicalhideawaybequia.com for full details and availability.