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Ravenala House, Lower Bay, Named in The Times 50 best Villas in the Caribbean.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Anne Parsons
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When you rent a home in a place you've never been, from people you only speak to via email, there is bound to be some level of uncertainty. If you are considering Ravenala, you can put any worries you have to rest. Tim and Anne are the epitome of perfection when it comes to hosts/house managers. From the moment they picked us up at the airport we felt perfectly at ease. After showing us around the property they let us settle in and then made a scrumptious welcome dinner. The following day Tim gave us a tour of the island, pointing out everything you need to know and stopping a few places so we could pick up some groceries (they'll also shop for you in advance). Throughout the duration of our stay, there was never a question or request that wasn't met with speed and a smile. If you only got the house, that would be reason alone to stay at Ravenala, but Tim and Anne are the icing on an already amazing cake. In terms of the house itself, the view is absolutely spectacular. The pictures don't do it justice. The porch and pool area serve as a fantastic place to enjoy morning coffee or an afternoon beverage while you occasionally gaze out across the bay and pinch yourself to confirm that it's all real. The location, while up a moderate hill (can't get those views on the ground after all), is only a 10 minute walk down to what in our opinion was Bequia's nicest beach. While we did not take them up on it, the house offers a car on site that can be rented for 50 USD a day. We opted for taxi's most of the time, rotating between Noel and Rudy. The rooms were all well taken care of with air conditioning, screens, TVs, safes and amazing views. The kitchen had everything you'd possibly need, including a propane grill out back. As I sit back in snowy NYC and reflect on our trip, I have nothing but fond memories of our stay in Bequia. I would highly recommend the island and the lovely home that Tim and Anne have built.
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Grenadines in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Pebbled showers with plentiful hot water
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pebbled shower open views across the sea to the harbour
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Pebbled Shower plenty hot water louvred windows
  • All Bathrooms have large pebbled showers, marble basins, rainhead and angled showers, solar hot water, complimentary shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, white fluffy towels and hairdryers Great views to the sea or garden.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite bedroom with Kingsized bed air con and great views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs bedroom,four poster bed with access to pool deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Separate Bedroom, own terrace,kitchenette and veranda
  • Large upstairs ensuite bedroom with own balcony and doors leading to the stairs and to the garden. There is a comfortable Kingsized bed, screening to all windows and air conditioning as well as TV and safe. Lovely views across the bay. The downstairs bedroom has a four poster bed and mosquito nets,air con, screening, a safe and access to the pool deck. Ginger cottage, our third bedroom is separate to the main house and has its own verandah and terrace, sink and fridge and coffee making facilities. Kingsize bed, mosquito nets and screening plus air con, and and ensuite bathroom. All bedrooms have plenty of wardrobes and storage space and hair dryers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Many expeditions can be organised including visits to Mustique and the Tobago Cays by boat and hiking and visiting the Volcano and forests of St Vincent, A 4 WD Suzuki car is available to hire, Dive Bequia takes experienced and beginners to diving.


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Ravenala House, Lower Bay, Named in The Times 50 best Villas in the Caribbean.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Can't wait to come back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Ravenala House embraces from the moment one arrives. The views from every window, the deck and the swimming pool are second to none. We were so excited to eat the fresh fruit on the island and were not disappointed. Fresh mangoes, papayas, star fruit, breadfruit and passionfruit from the market and the trees on the property. We enjoyed the beach at Lower Bay and soaking in the beautiful turquoise sea, we also enjoyed a barbecue on Princess Margaret beach with Jal and Alana. Our holiday has been in May so it is not so busy, the weather has been absolutely perfect and we have had the beaches virtually to ourselves. The only unwanted guests have been the mosquitos, manageable but good to be vigilant from day one. The lovely, sweet Millie (dog) and Squeaks (cat) were around occasionally making us feel even more at home. All in all, a fabulous, otherworldly break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Great to slow down to island time and enjoy!! We are already planning our next visit!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for loving Bequia and Ravenala as we do. Do hope that we can welcome you back to explore a little more!
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Oregon City, Or

Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the house and the island!
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property; spectacular views; ocean, stars, cool breezes...very relaxing; Quin was an awesome host; loved Millie the house dog!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful, stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beaufort, SC USA

Breathtakingly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Lower Bay
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Port Elizabeth
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Lower Bay
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Lower Bay
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Grenadines, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
1 May 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

** Half Price Car Rental ** November 2017

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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