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5* Affordable luxury* with views and an Infinity Pool to take your breath away

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 625 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2. Beautiful Accommodation and Amazing Views

Tropical Hideaway is a luxurious boutique style property, offering accommodation in the ‘Tropical Hideaway Villa’, consisting of the 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.

Specializing in couples and small groups, Tropical Hideaway can accommodate from 2 to 12 guests in an informal, private and relaxed atmosphere. All are available to rent either individually or as a collective group and we pride ourselves with our genuine friendly service and the experience we afford our guests.

Set in over 4 acres of pristine natural forest all five accommodations have private veranda’s with jaw dropping views that will literally take your breath away. Vibrant and mature tropical gardens surround each property creating a peaceful and relaxing ambience. All accommodations offer private facilities to the highest of standards and have bedrooms and bathrooms that are spacious and luxuriously appointed. Well laid out kitchens allow you the convenience of preparing your own meals and to dine Alfresco style on your own private veranda.

Located in an elevated hillside position high above the famous Princess Margaret Beach and with an incredible panoramic vista overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Admiralty Bay and the surrounding forested hillsides, the views are absolutely stunning and will not disappoint.

The private INFINITY STUDIO offers easy access to the Infinity Pool and is surrounded by lush Tropical gardens just a few steps down from our car parking and reception area. The accommodation is very popular with our guests and is the 3rd most highly awarded accommodation in Bequia. Bearing in mind there are a few hundred vacation rentals on Bequia and that the 1st and 2nd most awarded properties are both part of Tropical Hideaway, being 3rd is a tremendous achievement. The accommodation is simply stunning and offers a combination of luxury, privacy, space and affordability that is hard to come by these days. The room measures around 9m (30') in length and nearly 5.8m (19') wide and is very spacious. The views from the veranda are spectacular. A solid oak, queen size, four poster bed is positioned centrally in the room and to the right of this is a small kitchenette complete with sink unit, 2 burner gas hob, fridge, combination microwave oven, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, espresso maker, blender and a complete range of high quality cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. An ice bucket is supplied and complimentary ice is available from the Pool Bar icemaker or the staff. 

A spacious en-suite toilet and shower room leads from the living area and this has oak furnishings with granite tops and luxurious fittings throughout. Walls and floor are finished using natural coral stone tiles. The shower has a built in seat and is finished in natural stone pebble and coral to a very high standard. A window looks out over tropical gardens and the harbour. A complimentary range of organic bathroom toiletries are provided, together with top quality luxury bath linens, robes and pool towels. 

Two pairs of patio doors lead onto colonial style covered veranda's with archways above, ensuring the room remains cool and bright yet protected from strong sunshine and any passing tropical showers that keep the gardens colourful and vibrant. The surrounding stone decked patios include an authentic Thai cartwheel coffee table with views of St Vincent island, Admiralty Bay, lush tropical gardens and the surrounding forested hills. Another patio has stunning views looking out onto the Infinity Pool and the Caribbean Sea. A bistro style breakfast table is positioned here allowing you to dine Alfresco style in beautiful surroundings. You can also relax in a lovely hammock swinging under the arch.

The latest HD 40” flat screen TV gives access to our in-house entertainment system supplying high definition films, TV, music and Internet radio. The television is positioned to allow viewing from both the comfort of your bed and the sofa seating area. Usb charging points and Wi-Fi is supplied and for those really hot days when the cooling Caribbean wind has taken a rest, you can turn on the air conditioner until the breeze returns. A quality ceiling fan is positioned over the bed. 

All windows are fully screened and the patio doors have sliding insect screens allowing you to have the doors and windows open and still enjoy the ambience of outdoor living without ever getting bitten. We take very seriously our guests health and well being and having a fully screened and mosquito free environment should be an important factor when choosing your holiday accommodation. At Tropical Hideaway you can sleep soundly at night safe in the knowledge that there are no biting insects or mosquito's in your room. 

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. Typically our daytime pool temperatures are around 33 deg C in summer and 29 deg C in Winter. That’s an amazing 94 deg F falling to a very inviting 84 deg F in winter. The extra 3 degrees C created by our solar heating can make an enormous difference to your enjoyment of the pool. There is a swim up, sunken pool bar, complete with fridge, ice-maker, blender 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.

Over two hundred 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Martin & Julie Mansfield
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

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 travelling 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 studio in 1998

Why Martin & Julie Mansfield chose Belmont

Beautiful Bequia (pronounced bek way) is an undiscovered paradise, the Caribbean of 20 years ago. Covering an area of only 7 square miles, Bequia lies in the warm tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea. It is just a short plane hop from the ever popular Barbados and next to the renowned Mustique, both favourite islands of the rich and famous. It is the largest of the Grenadine Islands known also as the ‘jewels of the Caribbean’ and is blessed with several pristine, white sandy beaches many of which are totally natural and undeveloped.

If you want resort hotels, nightclubs and beaches full of sunbeds, don't come to Bequia. If you want to discover the undiscovered, visit our beautiful Island, enjoy the uncrowded pristine white sandy beaches, swim and snorkel in our safe and warm Caribbean waters and experience the genuine friendliness of the local Bequian people.

Bequia is an all year round destination with daytime temperatures consistently averaging between 24C (75F) and 30C (86F) throughout the year. A "chilly" evening in the winter months (January to March) might see a low of around 22C (72F) and in the summer months the temperature will occasionally reach 32C (90F). Trade winds bring cooling breezes for most of the year and the famous 'Christmas Winds' bring stronger breezes and livelier seas, perfect for the keen sailor.

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 more can I say ............. Come see for yourselves!

What makes this studio unique

Tropical Hideaway and the Infinity Studio have one of the finest hillside locations on Bequia and coupled with the incredible heated Infinity 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.

Having two dive shops and around 24 dive sites, Bequia is a divers paradise. Our diverse marine environment includes relaxing reefs, wall dives, drift dives and even a few wrecks. You can still dive and snorkel away from the crowds in crystal clear waters with reefs that are still pristine. Our abundant and diverse sea life ranges from 100’s of species of Tropical Fish, Octopus, Sea Turtles and Sea Horses to name but a few. Bequia has it all and will satisfy beginners trying out snorkelling, scuba divers who wish to take a Padi course and experienced divers wishing to go on an exhilarating dive. Looking for an adventure? Try Discover Scuba with one of our two dive shops and enjoy a shallow reef dive with one of their experienced instructors.

We now have available our brand new forty page 2016 guidebook about Tropical Hideaway and the Island of Bequia. It has detailed information about local services, the fun things to do, our local restaurants, day trips to nearby islands and a wealth of other information invaluable for anyone intending to visit our beautiful Island. To read our complimentary guidebook please go to the very bottom of this page or visit our comprehensive website, read our latest 5* reviews, browse through our stunning photographs and download our complimentary 2016 40 page information guide for visiting Bequia and make your dream a reality.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My wife and I Spent the early part of February at the Villa to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Having had the pleasure of visiting Bequia on several other occasions we knew what we were going to, but we had no idea how beautiful and spectacular this property was. We stayed in the infinity room which was probably the size of a penthouse suite in any 5* plus hotel . Attention to detail here is outstanding and Martin&Julie must be congratulated for their superb hospitality. Nothing is too much ,no Question too trivial. You come away from here truly relaxed . The only downside is that your vacation is too short and the return is too long to wait for.....but have no doubt , you will return. We have the Bequia bug and its largely due in part to people like Martin & Julie and the friendly faces of the islanders. Needless to say we have booked our return......
Feb 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Belmont in Port Elizabeth

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • A spacious en-suite toilet and shower room leads from the open plan living area and this has complimentary toiletries, organic shampoos, conditioners and soaps. Luxury bath linen sets, robes, pool and beach towels are all supplied as standard. A hair dryer is also supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Please visit our website for further details
  • A solid oak, queen size, four poster bed complete with luxurious mattress is positioned centrally in the room and ample seating, cupboard and storage space is close at hand. Egyptian cotton bed linens, quality latex memory foam and natural feather pillows, luxury bathroom towel sets, pool and beach towels are all supplied as standard.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On Site Shop. Brand new is our on site shop allowing guests to buy a wide range of quality wines, beers and spirits at local shop prices. We also sell a wide range of soft drinks and an excellent selection of fish and meats just perfect for your barbecue here at Tropical Hideaway. For your convenience all these and much more are now available on site and all at local supermarket prices. Dining in. Special evenings can be arranged for guests where a local chef comes and cooks a special Caribbean meal. You can dine in the most beautiful of locations with the singing chef playing his guitar. We have also arranged with several of the local restaurants for a take away service which can be delivered to Tropical Hideaway. Detailed information can be found in our new 2016 online information guide on Tropical Hideaway and Bequia. Both our Online shop price list and the Bequia guidebook can be downloaded free of charge at the bottom of this page.

Reviews

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5* Affordable luxury* with views and an Infinity Pool to take your breath away
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
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Paradise in Bequia

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had planned to vacation in St. John, USVI, in March 2018. However, after the island was the direct hit of 2 hurricanes in the fall of 2017, we started looking for an alternative destination. Having been to Bequia for a day about 15 years earlier while on a Windjammer cruise, we became intrigued with the idea of returning. The smallness and intimacy of the island held a definite allure. While researching lodging possibilities on Bequia, we found the website for Tropical Hideaway and looked no further!

The property if fairly new and boasts a beautiful Infinity Pool overlooking Port Elizabeth. We stayed in the Infinity Suite, one of only 5 units currently on the property. The suite was large, comfortable, beautifully decorated and provided more storage than anywhere I have ever before stayed! Each unit has a kitchenette which we used to prepare a couple of breakfasts and dinners. The property has a store supplied with fresh foods, frozen entrees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and other items to serve their guests. Our room was just steps away from the Infinity Pool and deck area. Needless to say we took advantage of the Infinity Pool with it's stunning view of the town and Admiralty Bay, the pool bar, deck and cabana areas. Tropical Hideaway is so lovely, quiet and relaxing that we chose to stay at the resort a couple of days to decompress and enjoy the tranquility. The hosts at Tropical Hideaway, Martin and Julie, do an excellent job of creating an atmosphere where guests get to know one another, watch the sunsets together from the Infinity Pool, and enjoy each other's company. A hike or taxi ride down to town or beaches gives an opportunity to appreciate the local culture and many fine restaurants and bars. Sailing, snorkeling and scuba trips are all available for those who are interested. The 7 square mile island of Bequia is clean, friendly, safe and a haven in the Eastern Caribbean! Tropical Hideaway must be one of the finest properties on the island with hosts Martin and Julie way ahead of the curve in providing everything necessary for a perfect get-away. We would love to return and spend more than a week next time!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

una vista insuperable!

  • 5 of 5

Un lugar increíble!! La vista y comodidad de las habitaciones es insuperable. La piscina tienen que verla por ustedes mismos.

La recepción y amabilidad de Martin y Julie es sorprendente.

Realmente recomendamos este lugar a cualquier persona que busque un lugar lindo y tranquilo.

Esperamos volver pronto...

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lenexa, Ks.
5

Best I can imagine as idyllic

  • 5 of 5

The property itself is beautiful. The studio we stayed in was large and ample. The pool unimaginably beautiful and the best for me, the covered gazebo full of large pillows and cushions to read your book or stare out at Admiralty Bay. Not any better than This!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lenexa, Ks.
5

Almost heaven

  • 5 of 5

When we saw this view for real...it seemed like heaven will be!

Great covered lounging bed overlooking the sea and a pool to die for will always be in our heads. Lucky to have spent a week here!

Taylors

Lenexa Kansas

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI
5

Incredible Setting and Villa

  • 5 of 5

Like many have already stated, the Tropical Hideaway villa is an absolutely fantastic place to spend a vacation. Martin and Julie are extremely welcoming hosts & owners, that have put an enormous amount of thought into every detail throughout the villa. I am almost somewhat hesitant to write this review, as I want to keep it secret! As the location is somewhat remote, the villa features a well-stocked pantry with everything you could buy locally at a grocery store. This is incredibly convenient and the vacuum packed meals are of the same quality you can have made at a restaurant down in the bay. The views from the infinity pool are spectacular and one can easily get lost in observing the ships in the cove and watching the sunset every night. Overall, one of the best places my wife and I have stayed on vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cheshire UK
5

Amazing Find, Simply Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to review a location that already has outstanding reviews, which are all totally correct!

The only downside of staying at Tropical Hideaway, is you can spend too much time in and around the pool, and not explore the Island of Bequia and the beautiful (secluded) Beaches.

The property is truly fabulous, and you can enjoy total privacy if you require.

The hosts (Martin and Julie) are real professionals, and know how to provide an ideal holiday environment.

I would like to return to this gem, but hopefully make the effort to spend more time exploring the Island!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Bequia Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several bars
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
In the harbour
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several restaurants
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Princess Margaret Beach
Car: not necessary

Beautiful Bequia (pronounced bek way) is an undiscovered paradise, the Caribbean of 20 years ago. Covering an area of only 7 square miles, Bequia lies in the warm tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea. It is just a short plane hop from the ever popular Barbados and next to the renowned Mustique, both favorite islands of the rich and famous. It is the largest of the Grenadine Islands known also as the ‘jewels of the Caribbean’ and is blessed with several pristine, white sandy beaches, many of which are totally natural and undeveloped. If you want resort hotels, nightclubs and beaches full of sunbeds, don't come to Bequia. If you want to discover the undiscovered, visit our beautiful Island, enjoy the uncrowded, pristine, white sandy beaches, swim and snorkel in our safe and warm Caribbean waters and experience the genuine friendliness of the local Bequian people.

We now have available a free 24 page guidebook with information about Tropical Hideaway and the island of Bequia. It has detailed information about local services, the fun things to do on Bequia, our local restaurants, day trips to nearby islands and a wealth of other information invaluable for anyone intending to visit our beautiful Island. To read our free Information Guide please visit our website, scroll down the Tropical Hideaway 'Welcome' page and click on the guide book. 

GETTING HERE

Barbados is the main International airport for the area and SVG Air have a late afternoon 40 minute flight into Bequia that connects with most International flights.

Jet Blue flies from Boston, New York, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. American Airlines fly from Miami and Charlotte. Delta flies from New York and Atlanta.

Air Canada flies from Toronto and Montreal. West Jet flies from Toronto.

British Airways fly from Gatwick. Virgin Atlantic flies from Gatwick and Manchester. Thomas Cook flies from Manchester in the peak holiday season.

Condor flies from Frankfurt. GOL Airlines fly from Sao Paulo. Avianca flies from Bogota. Airlines that fly within the Caribbean include Liat Airlines and Caribbean Airways. Liat fly Barbados to St Vincent.

SVG air also have flights from St Lucia to Bequia daily (except Wednesday). St Lucia is served by the same airlines above.

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Additional pricing information

Prices quoted are for 2 guests and include all discounts
Tropical Hideaway has 5 separate luxury accommodations **Penthouse Suite** Palm & Hibiscus Cottage**Pool House**Infinity Studio**
If your preferred accommodation is already booked, some of our other lovely suites & rooms may still be available
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