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Beautiful seaside villa in the Moonhole eco-preserve

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6, great island cuisine, housekeeping included

With spectacular views, Agnew-Hall House is a natural stone villa perched above the enormous Moonhole rock arch. The house overlooks crystal waters, coral reefs and a soft sand beach. The coral reefs offer great snorkeling and diving. The private Moonhole beach is only steps below.

The Agnew-Hall House has three bedrooms, a large outdoor deck with a hammock and chairs, comfortable living areas, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The Master Bedroom has a king bed and a private bathroom with a fresh-water shower. The Green Bedroom has a queen bed and a private bathroom with a fresh-water shower. The Whale Bedroom has a king bed and a private bathroom with a fresh water shower. The dining area seats 8 and overlooks the Moonhole beach and the Caribbean Sea, with views of many islands of the Grenadines to the south. The outdoor breakfast area overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the reefs in the Moonhole Bight. The living area includes a writing desk, a bar, and comfortable seating. Trade winds keep the living areas and bedrooms cool as the house sits 80' above sea level. The house is powered by a solar system for lighting and charging small electronic devices. The refrigerator-freezer operates on mains power. Guests have access to the entire 30-acre Moonhole private nature preserve and the many paths and trails that wind through the property. Our staff provides cooking and housekeeping services, which are included in the rent. Their cooking gets rave reviews from our guests. Our commissary is stocked with basic food supplies, including beer, soft drinks and spirits. We also have a limited wine selection and can order other wines for guests from our local vintner. Agnew-Hall is ideal for two couples and can comfortably accommodate six guests. A great house!

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Trade winds bathe the upper deck and cool the large living areas and bedrooms. Sounds of the sea surround – from the surge on the Caribbean side and the surf on the beach on the Atlantic side.

Frigate birds sail overhead. Seine boats anchor in the bight. Passing boats are the only traffic one sees. Moonhole is a 35-acre private marine, wildlife and bird sanctuary located at the far western tip of Bequia. There are no roads here, only stone paths.

Tom and Gladdie Johnston founded Moonhole Company in 1964. Working side by side with carpenters and masons from the nearby village of Paget Farm, Tom built the original house beneath the enormous natural arch known far and wide as 'Moonhole.'

Over the years Tom and his crew constructed 16 more houses with stones from the site, native hardwoods, and materials reclaimed from the sea. Trees flourish inside the houses. Flowering tropical plants abound.

In 2000 Tom turned over the preservation of Moonhole to to a conservation trust to preserve Moonhole's natural beauty. As a member of the SVG National Trust and through our private foundation, Moonhole Friends, Inc., we actively support environmental, educational and cultural activities on Bequia

Today the original Moonhole house may only be viewed from the sea There are no public tours. Although the Moonhole compound is private, the company does offer several of its original houses for rent by the week, month or season.

Life at Moonhole: Enjoy the peace and quiet of Moonhole. No roads, no traffic, only quiet paths wind through our compound. Relax and let our friendly staff care for you.. Swim in turquoise waters, dive for conchs and sand dollars, watch birds soar, sunbathe, swing in a hammock, enjoy the beach or hike the challenging Fishermen's Path to the tip of the island. Bring your mask and snorkel to the Bight, a gigantic aquarium filled with tropical fish and brilliant coral reefs. Or just relax and enjoy a good read. Fish from the shore or a deep-sea fishing boat for 'the big ones.' Sail on the schooner Friendship Rose or charter a private sailboat to explore the Tobago Cays. Take an inter-island ferry to visit Mustique, St. Vincent, Canouan, Union or other islands of the Grenadines. Explore the many other beautiful beaches, bays and coves around Bequia. Spend an evening on the town in Port Elizabeth where restaurants and nightlife abound. Spot a shooting star, gaze at the moon, and bask in the trade winds on Bequia, the 'island of the clouds.'

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Getting here, getting around, and services: Most international travelers arrive via Barbados or St. Lucia and then take a short flight to Bequia on SVG Air. Others fly to St. Vincent on LIAT, and then take an inter-island ferry to Bequia. Our Managing Director, Winifred Kydd, will have a taxi meet you at the airport or ferry. A member of our staff will greet you at the Moonhole entrance and help you with your luggage.

We recommend that guests use the services of local taxi drivers. If you choose to rent a vehicle, we provide parking outside the Moonhole gate.

Housekeeping services are included in your rental rate. Our housekeepers cook and clean 6 days per week. They will provision the house and cook all your meals, unless you tell them you really want to fend for yourself. (But don't pass up their great cooking!) Our house staff arrive at 8:30 a.m. and go off duty at 7:30 p.m. If guests desire staff services after that time we charge $10 per staff hour for overtime.

We bring in most of our fresh produce from the 'mainland' - as we call the lush island of St. Vincent six miles to the north. Lobster and conch are available in season and we usually have fresh fish daily. We recommend that guests consider leaving gratuities for the staff with our Managing Director at the Moonhole Office. Most guests give gratuities in a range of 10% to 20% of the rent.

Pack light, bring light clothing, a couple of bathing suits and your sandals! Take it easy at Moonhole !

More Details

Property Manager
Robert Rooth
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Robert Rooth

The founders of Moonhole Company Limited acquired the western tip of the island of Bequia in the 1960's. The company has continuously maintained the property as a nature preserve and wildlife and bird sanctuary.

Robert Rooth purchased this villa in 1964

Why Robert Rooth chose Grenadines

The unique architecture of Moonhole houses.

Peace and quiet, no traffic, no roads.

Friendly and experienced staff.

Great cooking!

What makes this villa unique

Beautiful views, great snorkeling in the Bight.

Private sand beach with comfortable chaises and hammocks.

Unique architecture.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Please go to the Rentals page of our website to read recent guests' reviews from our guestbook!
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Grenadines in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Full refund allowed if reservation is cancelled 30 days before arrival date
  • We discourage families with very young children from renting this house due to its high elevation and drop-offs
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Fax
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • We collect all our water from the sky and store it in large stone cisterns built into the walls of the house. Each bathroom has a fresh water shower. Hot showers are provided by portable solar showers heated by the sun during the afternoon. Each bathroom has a view of the tropical gardens, the wide bay and the sand beach below.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Second bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Each newly-refurbished bedroom has a private seating area with views of the sea and islands to both the north and south Large windows admit the constant trade winds to cool the rooms. At night lighting is provided by portable rechargeable solar lights and lanterns. Each room has ample closet space and each has its own small private bathroom. The rooms are adorned with whalebone sculptures, handmade furniture made with whalebones and Guyana “green heart” and a bright array of Caribbean colors. The beds are fitted with handmade mosquito nets. Both bedrooms overlook the 'Moonhole' -an enormous natural rock arch, a landmark for sailors where our founder built the first stone abode.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is powered by a solar system and the fridge-freezer operates on mains power. At the Moonhole office we provide wi-fi, telephone and fax services, as well as a commissary for staple supplies. You can charge your phones and other devices at the Moonhole office. Cell phones may be rented in Port Elizabeth and work well at Moonhole. One 'purchases minutes' as needed. There are many internet cafes in Port Elizabeth for those who require high-speed internet access. At Moonhole, however, most guests appreciate the ability to 'get away from it all.'


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Beautiful seaside villa in the Moonhole eco-preserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

A unique place to spend your vacation. Definetely not for everyone as there's no hot water, electricity, internet, some windows/doors and other things you may be accustomed in your life. Us, we felt lucky and honored being there. Everyone we met was just so nice! It's a place to live in harmony with nature, take your time to admire incredibly beautiful views, listen to the waves and simply relax. Extremely romantic, with attention paid to every detail, it was a perfect choice for our honeymoon!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: January 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly enjoyed having you as our guests! All of us at Moonhole invite you back to celebrate your first anniversary (and many more). By this time next year we hope the St. Vincent authorities will have "officially" declared the Moonhole peninsula and surrounding waters to be a wildlife sanctuary and marine preserve. We're working with the Sustainable Grenadines Project and the people of Bequia to help make that happen. Meanwhile, we are continuing to renovate other houses, planting more trees and flowers, adding a little more solar power, and staying "off the grid." All the best from your friends at Moonhole!
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
J. Mitchell Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Paget Farm
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Port Elizabeth
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Friendship Bay
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Moonhole sand beach and coral reefs
Car: not necessary

Moonhole is a 40-acre private nature preserve occupying the entire western tip of Bequia. The road stops at our gate. We are dedicated to preserving the flora, fauna and marine resources of the peninsula.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Grenadines, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2017/Spring 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018-Spring 2019
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The deposit becomes non-refundable 30 days prior to check-in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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