About the property
- Villa1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 5 nights
Enchanting, tranquil Villa in Lower Bay with infinity pool and incredible views.
Ravenala House is situated in secluded woodland gardens overlooking Lower Bay,with views over the Harbour to St Vincent. A wide verandah with alfresco dining for 10, and large comfortable sofas leads to the infinity pool. The coral pool deck surrounds the curved pebble infinity pool which has a salt water chlorinator.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything you would expect at home, including a dishwasher, microwave and numerous electrical appliances. The ground floor is open plan with generous seating, WI FI and TV, I Pod Dock, CD player, books and games. From the deck and the living area there is access to the downstairs bedroom, having a 4 Poster bed, upstairs a large ensuite bedroom with a balcony, walk in wardrobe and pebbled shower. the third ensuite bedroom with walk in wardrobes, is close to the main house but separate, having its own fridge, kitchenette, verandah and terrace. All bedrooms have window screening, mosquito nets, a safe, hairdryer and fantastic views to the sea and harbour.. Maid service is available weekly and more often if required, there is a gas Barbecue on the deck, a Concierge service if needed. Home made bread can be ordered, and initial provisioning done, also when you first arrive there is the option of a complimentary dinner if required.
A Suzuki Grand Vitara is available for hire . The beach is a 5 minute walk away with beach bars and restaurants. Sailing, hiking and diving trips
can be organised as well as visits to St Vincent and Mustique.
The house is surrounded by 3 acres of Woodland and gardens which naturally make it a very private place and guests are very welcome to pick limes, oranges, papaya, mangoes etc in season.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
About Anne Parsons
Tim and Anne Parsons have been overseeing the building work at Ravenala which has taken the best part of three years. We have added an extra bedroom, a small cottage, three water tanks, the veranda and the swimming pool. It has been an unforgettable experience with many highs and lows, frustrating at times, but very rewarding, helped by all the builders and the many friends we have made in Bequia. We enjoyed it so much that we now remain at Ravenala in the caretakers cottage and are discreetly on hand to make sure that everything runs smoothly. Let us know if you have any particular requirements, or need to organise a special occasion, or a boat trip and we can put things in motion. Jal, our Assistant Manager has been with us from day 1 and holds the fort when we are away, he is also good with computers. Chiney and Kerry are in charge of housekeeping and Parties!
Anne Parsons purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Anne Parsons chose Grenadines
We first sailed to the island in 1999 and were captivated by the old world charm of Bequia and its open and friendly people, a rare find in this fast moving world. We chose Ravenala mainly because of its stunning views and the fact that it is so well placed to see all the visiting ships and yachts in the harbour and the lights at night. Also the proximity of community life in the village at Lower Bay, and of course the marvellous beach and restaurants so close, a perfect spot.
What makes this Villa unique
The house when we bought it was a well loved home which had been thoughtfully and solidly built with many delightful details such as stained glass windows Kitchen cabinets carved with propellers and a beautiful garden in over 3 acres of woodland. Although then quite small we saw that with extension, more water tanks and a pool the views from the new verandah would be amazing across the beaches of Princess Margaret and Lower Bay to Port Elizabeth. It also had complete privacy, with only one other house on the road from the beach.
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The view from the pool is breathtaking. We spent a good portion of our time in that pool overlooking the bay. We loved Ravenala. The accommodations were just right for the four of us (and later the 6 of us). The kitchen was well equipped although I brought my own spices to cook with. There is no ice maker but we used the trays and along with only one bag of ice we had enough for the entire week. Jal was exceptional, checking in with us daily to see if we needed anything. We hired him for an island tour and he even took us to his "bar" (a work in progress) for a beer and a look around. Although we did intend to rent the car and drive ourselves we felt more comfortable letting Jal drive us. The roads are very steep and curvy and we felt it was a wise decision. We also enjoyed Millie and Squeeks, the resident pets. They were both friendly and social. The one caveat is be prepared for the mosquitos. If you are prone to being bitten come armed. We did find some repellent that we used. The Avon Picaridin towelettes did help keep them off as well as Deep Woods Off spray. We know that in those climates mosquitos are present. And with that said, I would not have traded our week at Ravenala for anything. It was a slice of heaven and the beauty of Bequia is unbeatable. I will forever treasure our time there and would highly recommend this house. Anne was amazing to work with in the rental process and always had prompt replies for questions that I had. Thank you for making your home available to those of us that can only dream of having a place like Ravenala.
Thank you so much, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the house and the island!
Beautiful property; spectacular views; ocean, stars, cool breezes...very relaxing; Quin was an awesome host; loved Millie the house dog!
Absolutely beautiful, stunning views!
My family and I have had the most relaxing holiday at Ravenala. The house is gorgeous and even better than the photographs. We could stay on! It is hard to leave the house as the views are incredible and always changing. The children have loved seeing the boats coming and going. The pool has been lovely for adults and children as so close to the house. Anne and Tim have been great hosts , nothing has been too much trouble. Highly recommended, we will be back.
My husband and I just left Ravenala on our first trip to Bequia. The home sits on a hill overlooking the most breathtaking view you'll ever see. The infinity pool and outdoor space provide many sun-filled, fun-filled days of relaxing but there is plenty of shade to lounge. The home is well equipped and comfortable with a beautiful master suite and shower that overlooks the bay. Most important are the wonderful managers, Anne and Tim Parsons that take care of your every need.
Ravenala House is situated at the far end of Lower Bay in a secluded and private location set in woodland gardens. Panoramic views across the harbour to St Vincent with ships and yachts coming and going. We are just a few minutes walk to the beach with bars and restaurants close by. For such a small Island Bequia has many good Restaurants often with live music. The annual Music Festival is in January and the Regatta at Easter, both lively and fun. Visit the Tobago Cays to swim with turtles and sail to Mustique which is close by, take sailing and diving trips, visit the Volcano, waterfalls and hiking trails and botanical gardens of St Vincent.
Additional information about rental rates
** Half Price Car Rental ** November 2017