|Space||4,837 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
With stunning views over the Caribbean sea, Cassava, Bequia is set within its own grounds less than two hundred paces up from Lower Bay, a short meander down to one of the Grenadine's finest swimming beaches. The expansive ocean-facing coral stone terrace, which spans the full width of the house is the main living area, the perfect place to relax with a cool drink and watch the sun set. To the left a carved wooden entrance leads into the dining room and to the right, beyond a deep, cushioned seating area, is the master bedroom with its own private terrace, large dressing room and bathroom. On a lower level two double/twin rooms with en suite shower rooms lead onto their own leafy terraces with sea views. A calm courtyard with frangipani and ginger lilies has a sandstone urn spilling cool water into a lily pond behind the house and steps leading to a rooftop sun terrace.
4,837sq.ft., managed by Patrick Hepburn, island chef (available by arrangement), Cassava can accommodate up to 6 guests. (if required, a smaller house close by can accommodate a further 6 people upon request.)
Wifi, ipod docks, cable tv, safes and air-conditioning in the bedrooms, ceiling fans throughout, larder fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Included are the daily services of our chef for breakfast if required and either lunch or dinner and of a housekeeper for a mid-week cleaning service and change of linen. Additional daily maid service can be discussed if required.
Born and bred in Scotland arriving on the island of Bequia was like coming home for me.
Alexandra Connell purchased this house in 2007
This was our second trip to Villa Cassava, both over Memorial Day weekend. We enjoyed it so much last year, we brought my brother and his wife this time. Again, Lower Bay beach was quiet and offered great snorkeling close to the shore as well as on outer reefs. We opted to not rent a car this year, but rely on taxis (Rudi is readily available) and it worked out fine, because we basically were in the water most of the time! Patrick, our chef and house manager prepared 3 wonderful dinners for us and made sure we had everything we needed as before.This is the ultimate chill-out vacation location - no stress and everything you need close by. (We walked into Port Elizabeth for groceries and grabbed a taxi back.) The views of Lower Bay and the boats were gorgeous and ever-changing. The people of Bequia are friendly, helpful and completely laid back. My brother and his wife have already started their Villa Cassava fund for next year!
This villa is everything the description says and more. Possibly the most relaxing vacation my husband & I have ever taken. This was our first trip to Bequia, and loved the island and its people. This villa is super spacious with wonderful views, privacy and everything you need to enjoy your stay. Conveniently close to Lower Bay Beach (which we had many times to ourselves), and within walking distance to Port Elizabeth (if you are healthy). Part of the walk is along the beach and a stone wall walk by restaurants and shops. We rented a car, but not sure if we would again. Taxis are abundant, however, be ready for an open air truck with canopy. Patrick, the villa's onsite manager and chef, is attentive, helpful, and an amazing chef. He cooked dinner for us 3 nights and they were all delicious. His wife, Miranda does the housecleaning, and she is sweet and the villa is spotless. Waking up to the ocean view in the master was amazing. There are so many seating areas that even if you had six staying you could have plenty of privacy or space to read, etc. All the baths are large and beautiful. Cannot say enough great things - cannot wait to go back and we will definitely rent this villa again. Alexandra (owner) was very prompt in responding throughout the rental process and is an excellent communicator. You will absolutely fall in love with villa and its location!
The unspoiled island of Bequia lies 9 miles south of St Vincent in the archipelago of the Grenadines. The old world charm of Bequia and easy friendly manner of the local people is a great draw to this island of white sand beaches, good restaurants, lively bars and music throughout the season, which stretches from November until after the sailing Regatta during Easter week. After Easter things quieten down - but still the island exudes its magic.
There are 32 islands and cays in the nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The second largest, Bequia is only seven square miles and home to around 5000 people. Nine are inhabited, the others being the main island St Vincent, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Union Island, Palm Island, Petit St Vincent and Young Island, all there to explore by ferry or charter for the adventurous.
Famous for its sea-faring tradition, with its natural horseshoe harbour, Bequia has long been known to sailors. Its natural beauty, island charm and open friendly people of mixed descent, Amerindian, Arawak, Carib, African, Scottish, Irish, French make Bequia a perfect place to relax and unwind.
Cassava is situated on Lower Bay, the largest beach on the calm Caribbean side of the island. Widely thought to be the finest swimming beach in the Grenadines, it is safe and current free. The sand is white and the water warm year round. There are three bar restaurants along the beach which serve cold drinks and hot food and a small cafe selling delicious coconut ice-cream.
Enjoy a cool drink or lunch at De Reef or La Plage, or the mid-week open air movie at Keegans, all on the seafront. Bequia is the perfect island to relax and unwind, swimming, reading, fishing, snorkeling. Or walk to the top of Mount Peggy passing purple and orange land crabs, and from the lava rock sculptured summit look down over the islands.
Explore the beaches, calm Princess Margaret or the beautiful but wilder Atlantic side of the island, and the turtle sanctuary. Spend a day sailing on a 100ft wooden schooner which was once the island's ferry, exploring the Grenadines or charter a powerboat for the day and explore Mustique (30min), or beautiful Mayreau and snorkel in the clear waters of the natural horseshoe reef at the Tobago Cays (an hour) (see our website).
Explore St Vincent where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed at Wallilabou Bay, hike to the Dark View Falls or the Soufriere volcano. Or just take a water taxi around Bequia and see Moonhole from the sea, an extraordinary and magical collection of houses carved and built into the cliff side at the southern tip. Visit the Whaling Museum and the Hamilton Fort.
The St Vincent Carnival during the first week of July.
During the high season, for those who like music - on a Thursday evening there is steel pan band and jump-up in the open air by the water's edge at The Frangipani, music in the street at Penthouse on a Friday and Saturday, and every day of the week there is Baj to welcome you, open year round serving drinks, barbecued food and music. On Sunday afternoons a live band plays at De Reef on Lower Bay.
The island has a hairdresser, massage therapists, reflexologist, a homeopath, chiropractor and an acupuncturist as well as a doctor and a small hospital.
Port Elizabeth has all the necessary shops including an excellent gourmet purveyor Doris Fine Foods and also now an outlet for good wines, Vintages Bequia. There is a vegetable market, stalls, a bookshop and more.
The evidence of Bequia's charm is in meeting visitors who return time and again, feeling they have returned home to this island which has a magic about it, no matter what time of year.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
2 May 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season 2017/18
2 Nov 2017 - 1 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
Booking deposits: are non refundable.
Cancellation: within 90 days of confirmation and payment of any outstanding balance will result in a charge of 100% of the rental amount unless a replacement booking is obtained and in which case we will refund the difference between what was due under the agreement and what has been obtained from a replacement booking. We recommend cancellation insurance.
Damage deposits: will be held and returned within 7 days of departure subject to our terms and conditions.
Gratuities: If you have enjoyed your stay and would like to leave a tip for the house staff, please give it to the house manager. It will much be appreciated, as work is very seasonal on the island.
Please let us know the following information so we can prepare the house for you:
Number of people: (Max 6)
Number of adults:
Number of children:
Ages of children:
Configuration of beds: please indicate if double or twin required in Bedrooms 2 & 3
Bedroom 1: Four Poster bed
Bedroom 2: made up as a Double: or Twin:
Bedroom 3: made up as a Double: or Twin:
Included in the rental price: are the services of a Housekeeper for a mid-week cleaning service and change of linen, all utility bills including gas, electricity, water, internet, cable, & garden maintenance.
if required by the Client, additional daily maid or laundry services can be arranged through the house manager. For information and cost of extra services detailing chef and staff services, please request.