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Reef House 2 BR or 5 BR Newer Villa - Powerful Ocean Views!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

RATES VARY AS TO NUMBER OF BEDROOMS USED; house NEVER "double booked".

LOCATION: Reef House is situated 150 feet above Crescent Beach at Industry Bay on the south-facing coast of Bequia Island.

Reef House was completed in June, 2011. The owners named the house after the off shore Crescent Bay Reef with its constantly breaking waves that one sees from every part of the property. We chose this site specifically because of the powerful views that will captivate and entertain you from the moment you arrive and step out on to the ten foot covered veranda facing the sea and reef.

Reef House is nestled into the hillside and is constructed of local stone and Greenheart hardwood in a style that reflects the Caribbean tradition yet provides all the modern conveniences. The exterior walls are covered in cut stone which gives the house the feeling of a sea captain's villa. Reef House's pavilion style design is naturally cooled by the Caribbean trade winds that constantly flow in from the sea.

The living spaces of Reef House are designed to be 'as one' with the sea and sky. Spacious verandas emerge from the rooms on the first and second floors either overlooking the two bays below or a private garden filled with colorful tropical flowers.

Pairs of tall arched Dutch doors push open to reveal views of the turquoise sea from every room. It is only a five minute walk down the hill to the white sand, palm tree lined Crescent Beach.

The Upper Level can be used as a TWO BEDROOM home. It consists of the master bedroom with its high-beamed ceiling and stone surrounded, nine foot arched wooden Dutch doors that open to the sea. There is a generous walk-in closet, a stylish bathroom with dark green soapstone counter, Balinese teak mirror and a large walk-in shower with walls of green marble tile and a slate tile floor. The king size Balinese teak four poster bed is covered with a mosquito net. As in all the bedrooms, a ceiling fan cools room. Screens doors also let in the cooling breeze.

Next to the master bedroom is the open-air dining room with its artistic walls of cut stone and a hand-made wood dining table that comfortably seats 10 guests. Gorgeous ocean views are featured from this area of the property.

The spacious Octagon shaped Living Room with Kitchen follows next with its vaulted wood beam ceiling and handsome stone terrazzo floors crossed with wide strips of tropical wood. All the teak furniture has been imported from Bali and gives the house a relaxed, 'barefoot chic' ambiance. The Octagon has six hand-constructed nine foot Greenheart Dutch doors, each framed by a cut stone arch, that open to a magnificent vista of either the verdant tropical valley behind the beach or dramatic views of the sea, reef, islands offshore or cloud filled tropical blue sky.

The kitchen has a large dark green soapstone center island with bar stools, soapstone counters, stainless steel refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher and large walk-in pantry.

The upstairs guest bedroom, with queen size teak four poster bed, is of similar design as the master bedroom and bath. This Upper Level featuring TWO BEDROOMS has no stairs and is on the same elevation as the entry garden filled with tropical flowers.

The Lower Level is comprised of three generously proportioned guest bedrooms each with a teak four-posted queen size bed covered with a mosquito net. Each bath contains a walk-in tiled shower, soapstone counter top and Balinese teak mirror.

Two of the downstairs bedrooms share a spacious bath with its extra large walk-in shower.

There is also a separate media room for watching movies on the HDTV (bring your favorite DVD selections) with a teak single sleigh bed and full bath.

For your added enjoyment, there is a plunge POOL with an underwater bench designed for sitting and relaxing and taking in the sea views.

COMPLIMENTS WE HAVE RECEIVED:

* You have the most handsome house on the island.

* Loved the quality of the beds.

*Loved hearing the ocean waves when lying in bed.

*Loved resting and reading when lying on the teak chaise lounge couches on the veranda facing the sea - hard to stay awake!

*Great to be able to walk to the turtle sanctuary close by.

*Loved the old Caribbean feeling of the house and being able to enjoy all the modern amenities.

Keywords: ISLAND STYLE VILLA, LARGE DECKS, CUT STONE EXTERIOR, HAND CRAFTED WOODEN DUTCH DOORS,TERRAZZO FLOORS, VAULTED BEAMED CEILINGS, POWERFUL OCEAN, ISLAND AND SKYSCAPE VIEWS!

More Details

Owner
SALLY BROMFIELD
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About SALLY BROMFIELD

Tobe and Sally, the owners of Reef House, discovered the island of Bequia more than twenty-five years ago on a scuba diving vacation. We were totally charmed by the quaintness and beauty of this small island and embraced by the friendly attitude of the local residents; so they just kept coming back. We rented homes at various locations around the island and then in 2007 made the decision to purchase land and build our own home overlooking Crescent Beach (formally called Industry Bay due to the harvesting of the coconut palm plantation which still exists below the house). Needless to say, this was not an easy thing to do being that we live in Santa Barbara, California; but with lots of patience and four years of hard work, Bequia Reef House was created. Construction was completed in June, 2011.

Many people ask us why we didn't build our vacation/rental home in Hawaii since we live on the West Coast.

Our reply is: come to Bequia, experience its quaint charm, super friendly local people, uncrowded beaches and beautiful warm turquoise water and you will understand.

SALLY BROMFIELD purchased this villa in 2007

Why SALLY BROMFIELD chose World

We had rented various homes on Bequia, always close to the sea, as that is a prime requirement for us when taking a vacation.

When we saw this half acre plus property on the undeveloped side of the island with its powerful views of the sea, sky and valley below; we knew that it would be a perfect site for a vacation home.

TIME OUT - TIME IN PARADISE:

We've all been told there is no perfect place in this world; but standing on the REEF HOUSE veranda on a full moon evening, gazing across the shimmering silver sea with warm tropical breezes caressing your body, comes close.

This is a place where the clouds really do have a silver lining!

To further enhance this magical encounter with nature's wonders, take a short stroll down the hill to the beach where stately coconut palms sway with the warm trade winds and dance in the moonlight, and the warm waters of the tropical sea wash up against your feet, tempting you to take a moonlight swim. Then you will understand why we choose to built Reef House in this location. :-)

What makes this villa unique

We enjoy the open spacious design of the home. Its large rooms, dining porch and restful covered veranda all capture views of the sea and the ever-changing tropical sky. The beauty of the cut stone covered walls and high arched wooden doors are a pleasure to behold.

When we are there by ourselves we just use the Upper Level which has been designed as a TWO BEDROOM home all on the garden entry level of the property. The Lower Level three bedrooms are reached by stairs on the outside of the villa and cannot be seen from the Upper Level.

After a cup of tea or coffee in the morning, we like to take off for a hike along the infrequently used little road at the bottom of the hill, walk along the usually deserted Crescent Beach, stop by the Turtle Sanctuary for a visit and then carry on up the road to the stone quarry and trail that runs along the edge of the cliff above the sea. Most of the time we are all by ourselves enjoying the beauty of nature. We feel blessed that such a place still exists in this crowded busy world.

Reef House is a place of tranquility.

We also greatly enjoy having a wonderful very friendly house keeper (who is also an excellent cook) to help with the chores.

And our property manager is delightful and very knowledgeable about all aspects of Reef House and living in Bequia.

Our plunge pool has been a real joy for our grandchildren. We enjoy a cool dip or just sitting on the underwater bench soaking in the views and serenity of this private hillside location above the turquoise sea.

The bay below the house is wonderful for swimming as the off shore Crescent Bay Reef breaks up the surf so the waters in the bay stay calm. Snorkeling along the reef is also good fun on calm sea days.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to thank you for sharing your paradise with us! My husband had researched so many properties to ensure our 25th wedding anniversary was truly memorable. With your beautiful Reef House, we have memories beyond belief! We have been blessed with the warm sunny days, stunning views and of course the most breathtaking dawns. We now have a new standard in vacations and your home is it!

We hope to return again and again Sally. We are envious that you get to call this home.

Many, many thanks!
Oct 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Bequia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
end of Crescent Beach
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Port Elizabeth
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Sugar Reef - end of Crescent Beach
Nearest Beach
0.04 Miles
Crescent Beach below the house
Car: recommended

In calm seas, there is snorkeling along the edge of Crescent Bay Reef just below Reef House. Bequia is known for excellent Scuba Diving. From Reef House you can walk to a unique Hawksbill Turtle Sanctuary and explore a more remote side of the island. A short drive into Port Elizabeth (Harbor) takes you to many very good restaurants. Bequia is a quaint, small island of about 5,000 people who are most welcoming to visitors.

Excellent MASSAGE available. Masseuse will come to property for relaxing massage outside on the veranda!

In the background is the sound of the breaking waves.

Amenities

Port Elizabeth Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 in total; lower level bedrooms 3 & 4 share a large bathroom; bathroom five is off TV room.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , RATES VARY AS TO NUMBER OF BEDROOMS REQUIRED
  • King size bed in master (1); Queen size Beds (4); Single Sleigh Bed/Couch (1) in TV room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Total Privacy is yours when you rent this either TWO bedroom OR up to Five bedroom (your choice) newly constructed island retreat villa. Short walk down the hill to Crescent Beach and Bequia's unique Turtle Sanctuary. Ten foot wide Veranda facing Caribbean Sea offers breaking-wave views over the offshore reef and two offshore islands. Maid Service provided. Also welcome night supper. House Manager available to assist on daily basis. Plunge Pool with stunning beach, ocean and offshore island views. Rental cars available on Bequia-7 minute drive into Port Elizabeth (Harbor). Hiking trails nearby. Crescent Beach is very private and often you will be the only person there. Sugar Reef Beach bar and restaurant, one of the best on Bequia, at end of Crescent Beach: great food at a lovely location, all in walking distance.

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Reef House 2 BR or 5 BR Newer Villa - Powerful Ocean Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Reef House is an amazing vacation home on the east coast of Bequia Island. We went for spring break and had a lovely week in paradise. The house is one of the nicest homes we've rented. Meticulously appointed with everything you could ever need, and very high-quality furnishings and finishes. Its' elegant without being stuffy. The breezes that come through the open windows are heaven. The owner, Sally, makes sure that you know everything you need to ahead of time for a successful and restful stay on Bequia, from taxis and rental cars to shops, excursions, restaurants and medical care. She arranged for a homemade dinner to be waiting for us on our arrival, which was such an incredible treat. You will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A slice of heaven! BOOK IT!

  • 5 of 5

I don't think I could adequately put into words how amazing this house and island is. Everything from the views, the beach breeze, the sound of crashing waves, the long secluded beach, the amazing hosts, and the perfect location- it all far exceeded every expectation we could have had! Don't miss out on this, you cannot get this anywhere else!

From day one Sally was responsive and eager to help. She provided us with an information packet that included places to eat, recreational activities, beaches -We had all the information we needed!

A few mornings we walked into town. It was a fairly easy walk taking roughly 40 minutes or so. The town itself and the harbor is beautiful! The restaurants that we tried were all fantastic…Thursday nights at Frangipani is a must do…steel drum band…dancing and a BBQ. -Cab rides home were easy to find, the locals are so sweet and kind.

So seriously, stop reading and BOOK NOW ! You won’t regret it! It truly is a stunningly beautiful, slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reef house - fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

What an unbelievable house. Great views! Nothing better than the constant sound of the ocean and comfortable breezes. Owners made sure our every need was accounted for from the time we landed until the time we left. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Tropical Vacation Hideaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent two wonderful, memorable weeks at Reef House. Coming from snowy Central Oregon, we reveled in the warm air, warm water and warm vibes of Bequia. It is a long way from the west coast of the USA (5 plane rides), but well worth the effort. Once you get there, total relaxation is yours. We snorkeled, swam and hung out at the beautiful sand beach a short distance below the house. It's a short ride over to the main town, a fascinating location for dining, shopping and people watching. The local population is friendly and welcoming. We felt safe there. Back at Reef House we could escape the hustle and bustle of the town and have solitude with a beautiful view.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We too live on the West Coast, but from Los Angeles or San Francisco it is only three plane rides: LAX to Miami which we usually do overnight; the the next morning take American Air out of Miami to Barbados and then take a 45 minute flight on Mustique Air from Barbados to Bequia.
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5

Couldn't have been nicer

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have visited Bequia 4 times and stayed in 4 different villas, all in the Spring area (the quiet side of the island). We loved all the places we've stayed, but Reef House is our favorite! So much to recommend it. The location--a short climb above the ocean with wonderful ocean breezes and the sound of the waves, a wrap around veranda where we could watch the sunrise each morning (and every sunrise is unique on Bequia). The architecture of the house, with its central room with large doors that open on all sides to let in the sun and the breeze. The proximity to our favorite restaurant on Bequia, Sugar Reef (barely a 10-minute walk from the house). And Chris, the house manager is the loveliest man! He found us fish when we wanted to eat in, and answered all our questions. On our next visit to Bequia, we'll be sure to return to Reef House!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Located on a ridge with spectacular ocean views, the Reef House is an architectural gem. Every room opens to the trade winds and to views of beautiful Crescent Beach. We loved the comfortable elegance of the rooms furnished with Balinese furniture. We walked down to Crescent Beach for swims in the warm waters and for meals at the excellent Sugar Reef restaurant. We loved exploring Bequia which is the Caribbean at its best. No condos, no huge hotels--just a laid back tropical life style with friendly people. Snorkeling in Lower Bay was unforgettable. Twice, we swam with a large manta ray which swam along the beach for hundreds of yards. We ate at several open air restaurants with memorable views and excellent food. Having visited many third world countries, we were very impressed with Bequia"s cleanliness. We will definitely return to this magical place.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
departure cleaning fee $150

THE LOW SEASON (MAY 1-NOV 30) WEEKLY RENT FOR ONE COUPLE USING ONE MASTER BEDROOM IS $2,000;
HIGH SEASON (DEC. 1-APRIL 30) WEEKLY RENT FOR ONE BEDROOM IS $2,500
TWO BEDROOMS, LOW SEASON: $2,500; HIGH SEASON $3,000
THREE BEDROOMS, LOW SEASON: $3,000; HIGH SEASON: $3,500
FOUR BEDROOMS, LOW SEASON: $3,500; HIGH SEASON: $4,000
FIVE BEDROOMS, LOW SEASON: $4,000; HIGH SEASON: $5,000

For "low season" (May-Nov), full payment is required 60 days before occupancy. COST VARIES AS TO #OF BR. REQUIRED
For "high season" (Dec-April) full payment is required 90 days before occupancy.COST VARIES AS TO #OF BR. REQUIRED
A 25% payment is required with the return of the signed RENTAL AGREEMENT.
PLEASE EMAIL OWNER FOR RATES IF YOU WISH TO USE MORE THAN THE ONE MASTER BEDROOM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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