Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Bequia - Penthouse Suite
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2. Amazing Accommodation With Amazing Views
Tropical hideaway is a luxurious resort property, offering accommodation in the ‘tropical hideaway villa’, consisting of a fabulous ‘infinity studio’ on the lower pool level and an incredible ‘penthouse suite’ encompassing the entire top floor. The spacious ‘pool house’ which is fully equipped, has a second mezzanine bedroom and adjoins directly onto the stunning infinity pool and ‘palm and hibiscus cottage’ which are both very private and enjoy the most amazing views of the caribbean sea.
Set in 2 acres of lush tropical gardens in an elevated hillside position above the famous princess margaret beach and with an incredible panoramic vista overlooking the caribbean sea and admiralty bay, the views are absolutely stunning and will not disappoint.
Specializing in couples and small groups, tropical hideaway can accommodate from 2 to 12 guests in luxurious and very private accommodation, all at affordable and highly competitive prices. All are available to rent either individually or as a collective group and if required, the property can be rented on an exclusive basis, ensuring a completely private and memorable stay.
The penthouse suite is our most luxurious accommodation at tropical hideaway and offers absolute privacy and such incredible views that quite simply will take your breath away. Some guests on arrival are so overwhelmed they become speechless.
The penthouse suite is entered through you own private reception area, just a few steps away from our large and easy accessible car park and garden area. As you walk through the hand carved entrance doors, you are immediately drawn to the large and ornate, cast iron, spiral staircase leading up into the penthouse suite. A little to your right is your very own private gym. A spacious, light and airy room containing a reebok treadmill, workout ball, yoga mats, a freestyle cross trainer, a health rider, a vibration exercise training machine and a tunturi endurance video bike showing the latest training programmes and bike rides. If fitness isn't quite yet on your mind, just climb the few stairs up to the penthouse suite and enjoy the ultimate in living space, with such breathtaking views that many say are the 'finest on bequia'.
At the top of the stairs you enter your indoor living and bedroom area with arguably the biggest and most comfortable bed on the whole of the island. Beautifully made mahogany doors and windows compliment the ambiance and with fully screened closing louvers, you can sleep soundly at night with the knowledge that the rooms are all mosquito free. We have no biting sand flies (no see ums) at tropical hideaway and are mosquito free most of the year, except for a few around evening time.
A large walk-in wardrobe provides ample room for all your clothes and an assortment of local books provide interesting reading for anyone wanting to relax in the white leather chairs and sofa.
Open the door into the shower room and you are immediately impacted by the toilet with the ultimate view. Sympathetic and careful design has allowed this room to remain totally open yet remain completely private. The large, natural pebble shower has the same panoramic views as the toilet and the bathroom throughout has been fitted to the highest of standards. The shower even has a sit down seat and to complete the ambience tropical plants surround the curved and sloping pebble and stone wall. The bathroom has a granite top, solid oak vanity unit with 'his and her' designer sinks and a full compliment of luxury bathroom toiletries and linen are supplied as standard.
An enormous outdoor living area measuring around 10.7m (35') square leads from the shower and bedroom area and this beautiful space offers the best in caribbean style outdoor living. The kitchen area has a large upright fridge / freezer, sink unit, 2 burner gas hob, fridge, combination microwave oven, toaster, kettle, cafetiere and a comprehensive range of high quality cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. An ice bucket is supplied and complimentary ice is available from the villa owners or their staff. The granite top moon bar is furnished with two breakfast stools allowing this lovely area to be used for al fresco dining as well as an evening sunset bar.
Two hanging cane chairs are the perfect companions for the stunning moon bar and two matching 'captain' style rocking chairs are nearby. An authentic thai cart wheel coffee table sits centrally under the main ocean view arch and this is surrounded by a u shaped rattan seating area suitable for up to 10 people. A large hammock swings below the natural wood roof area, the perfect finishing touch to an already stunning room. As you walk forward a plethora of turquoise blues and greens come into view and with literally the whole of admiralty bay and the ocean in front of you, you cannot fail to be impressed. Sunsets and magical green flashes can be stunning and the view of the infinity pool is incredible.
An outside gas barbecue is available and close by is a second alfresco dining area complete with a bistro dining set and a wonderful view looking down towards the infinity pool and the caribbean sea.
Tropical hideaway has an 18m (58’) wide panoramic infinity pool and is often quoted as being one of the top ten pools in the caribbean. The infinity pool is a stunning feature of the property and with the environmentally friendly solar heating, the pool can be enjoyed at all times of the year. There is a swim up sunken pool bar, complete with fridge, ice-maker and sink, a preparation and serving area and a generous supply of acrylic beverage glasses. Underwater coral seats are conveniently positioned around the submerged bar and this is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of your own personal wine or indulge in your favourite drink or snack. Adjoining the pool is a gazebo complete with a large daybed and the views from here are just incredible. A perfect place to relax and read a book or simply enjoy the spectacular scenery. The pool deck is tiled using natural stone coral and provides a safe, non slip and cool surface to walk on. Sun loungers, parasols, sunbathing mats and various chairs provide ample seating and relaxation areas around the pool. The pool and pool deck are west facing and receive the sun for most of the day. A cooling caribbean breeze is usually present and the gazebo and large parasols provide areas of shade for the hottest part of the day.
As the evening sun slowly sets and you look out over the caribbean sea, you cannot fail to be impressed. Sunsets from here can be amazing with the elusive ’green flash’ often being seen. The setting is simply perfect and with underwater pool lights and discreet led lighting enhancing the evening ambiance, the special moment can continue long after the sun has set.
All our accommodations have the latest 40” flat screen internet tv’s that give access to our in-house entertainment system supplying high definition films, tv, music and internet radio. High speed internet and wi-fi is supplied in all areas. Professional quality ceiling fans are positioned over all the beds and for those really hot days when the cooling caribbean breeze has taken a rest, you can turn on the bedroom air conditioner until the breeze returns. All indoor living areas and bedrooms are fully screened allowing you the convenience of a mosquito free environment with the ambiance of outdoor living and stunning views of the caribbean sea.
We offer an informal, private and relaxed atmosphere and pride ourselves with our genuine friendly service and the experience we afford our guests. Our sixty, 5 star reviews on various well known review sites, are testament to the attention to detail and location this ‘tropical hideaway’ has and reflect our genuine intention that guests arrive as guests and leave as friends.
Tropical hideaway has without doubt some of the finest rooms on bequia, and coupled with the spectacular panoramic ocean views and 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.
*** tropical hideaway current special offers ***
*** discounts of up to 30% ***
These discounts are being offered on all accommodation at tropical hideaway and vary depending on your month of travel. E.G. 10% discounts for january and march, 15% discounts for april, november and december, 20% discounts for may, june, july and august and 30% discounts for september and october. Please note all prices shown here include the above special offer discounts.
*** complimentary luxury bathroom toiletries *** these organic toiletries are being offered to all bookings across our entire accommodation range
*** complimentary transfers to and from the local ferry or airport *** these are being offered to all bookings of 5 nights or more.
*** complimentary food and beverage starter packs *** these are being offered to all bookings of 7 nights or more and include a welcome bottle of wine, local beers and soft drinks, bottled water, orange juice, bread, cheese, margarine, tinned tuna, eggs, seasonal salad items, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, olive oil, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper.
The above ‘special offers’ are valid for any bookings confirmed in 2014 and taken during 2014, 2015 and 2016. These are genuine offers that may be withdrawn without notice and at any time.
- not suitable for children
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
About Martin & 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 traveling 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 & Julie Mansfield purchased this apartment in 1998
Why Martin & Julie Mansfield chose Bequia
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 apartment unique
Tropical Hideaway and the Penthouse Suite have one of the finest hillside locations on Bequia & 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.
Guestbook comments from the manager
We stayed in the Penthouse Suite 8/25 to 8/31. We had another week booked in Mustique and we did not want to leave. YES! It was that fantastic. The suite is beautifully decorated and equipped with most everything you will need for your stay. A starter welcome package was provided by Martin and Julie and was most appreciated. It consisted of everything that we asked for and more.
Trying to find something negative to say is very hard. The only problem that I encountered with this room was the lack of privacy in the bathroom area. It is an open concept so keep this in mind if you need extreme privacy.
Please do yourself a favor and stay here. You will not regret. However, we really don't want to compete with you on future bookings because we will most definitely return again and again. With that said, we have already booked our February vacation there.
It doesn't get any better than this.