The Old Fort - Historic Estate Property On Bequia

From $1,350 / night


Hide Property Details

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Estate

Overview

The Old Fort is the only fully restored historic plantation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, dating back to the 18th century when French settlers started migrating to the Caribbean. This property is situated in the most spectacular location and is ideal for guests looking for the utmost in relaxation / privacy. Recommended by numerous international publications as the perfect place to go to unwind we also boast an exceptional venue that can host any event such as a wedding or any type of special occasion.

Amenities

Large plantation buildings rebuilt from an ancient ruin, a historic sugar mill restored and turned i...Read more

Location

The Old Fort - Historic Estate Property On Bequia
Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

What's Nearby:

Restaurants Attractions Nearby Rentals

Additional Location Information

While one reads all about the more visited Caribbean destinations such as the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, the Caymans, and St. Martin, it's often hard to find information about St. Vincent and the Grenadines. One reason is that St. Vincent, a bountiful island with vast coconut and banana plantations, in the past never primarily depended on tourism as a source of income, and another is that the Grenadines are remote and can only be reached by yachts or commuter airlines. As a result, these islands are the perfect haven for travellers searching for quiet, beautiful getaways surrounded in natural splendours, rather than islands full of glitzy hotels, casinos and jet loads of tourists.

The romantic island of Bequia (pronounced Bek-way) was named the island of the clouds (although some now say it was named the crutch because of its shape) by the Carib Indians and has changed little with time. Due to its seclusion from the rest of the world, Bequia has built up a strong seafaring history, with age-old traditions in boat building, fishing and even whaling, being one of the few places in the world where limited whaling is still allowed by the International Whaling Commission. It has also been a sanctuary for sailors long before any other visitors discovered the Grenadines.

Gold-sandy beaches, many of which disappear into coves that are excellent for sailing, scuba diving and snorkelling, encircle Bequia. The centre of the island is hilly and forested, providing a dramatic backdrop to the bays and beaches. Admiralty Bay, the island's natural harbour, is a favourite anchoring spot for yachtsmen from all over the world, and here visitors can enjoy the quaint waterfront, lined with bars, restaurants and craft shops. Isolated enough to remain relatively unspoiled, yet lively enough to be stimulating and entertaining, Bequia provides a blend of the old and new that many find perfect.

On Bequia you will meet some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean that will welcome you to the island and make you feel at home immediately. It is also a great place to make new international friends from all over the world, go on a day sail, go hiking, or just "lime" under a coconut tree with your favourite beverage. Bequia’s simple, unhurried lifestyle and beauty boasts a magical charm that leaves visitors wanting more.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways

What's Nearby

Fishing nearby, Water sports nearby, Tennis courts nearby

Nearest shops, 1 miles
Nearest beach, 2 miles

Getting There

Nearest ferry port, 2 miles
Nearest airport, 3 miles
Car is not necessary

Availability

Last updated on November 21, 2013
Not available for your dates? Check availability for 69 other Bequia rentals
Check Availability for Bequia

Rates

Rates shown in $ USD


DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
May 1 - Dec 19, 2014
Summer Season
$1,350
Weekend $1,350
$9,450$13,0901 Night
Dec 20 - Jan 7, 2015
Peak Season
$1,870
Weekend $1,870
$13,0901 Night
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2015
Winter Season
$1,610
Weekend $1,610
$11,270$22,5401 Night
May 1 - Dec 19, 2015
Summer Season
$1,350
Weekend $1,350
$9,450$13,0901 Night
Dec 20 - Jan 7, 2016
Peak Season
$1,870
Weekend $1,870
$13,0901 Night
All other dates
$1,350$9,4501 Night
Don't see rates for your trip?

Rental fees

  • Government Tax | 10% of rent
  • Tax rate | 10% of rent

Additional notes from the owner

Book with us and enjoy an exclusive private estate experience for any occasion! We can also accommodate additional guests in the new Sugar House which has been built on the foundation of an ancient Sugar Mill and is located just next door.

Enjoy to be spoilt by the following

• Complimentary pickup from the Bequia Airport or the Ferry Terminal upon arrival
• A delicious home-made rum punch or one of our freshly made juices as a welcome treat
• A large selection of spacious luxurious suites, all with custom made en-suite bathrooms
• Complimentary wireless broadband internet in all rooms and around the entire property
• A personalized full daily staff and maid service (incl. optional baby sitting) to help spoil you throughout your stay
• The Old Fort's recognized kitchen offering a variety of delicious menus (guests are solely asked to pay shopping bills)
• A specialized chef and provisioning service during your stay (items can be ordered and stocked before your arrival)
• The private grand swimming pool with its waterfall and separate plunge pool with grotto (ideal for kids and families)
• Exclusive use of the spacious property with its numerous tropical gardens and chill-out areas
• The largest estate property on the island, stretching over several hillsides to the beautiful ocean below
• A complimentary daily shuttle service to and from the nicest beach on the island (fee applies)
• An astro-turf tennis court of which we have an exclusive membership (fee applies)
• Two ocean kayaks which can be used anytime and can be delivered to the beach for you (fee applies)
• Enjoy numerous nature trails, pasture areas and lookout points around the entire estate

Amenities

General
  • Washing Machine
  • Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Safe
  • High chair
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • A/C or climate control
  • Bachelor or bachelorette parties allowed
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Linens Provided
  • Corporate bookings allowed
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone
Pool / Spa
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
Property Features
  • Ocean or water views
  • Secure parking space
  • Mountain Views
  • Private Beach
  • Private fishing
  • Parking
Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Stove or Oven
  • Toaster
  • Paper Towels Provided
Entertainment
  • Books
  • Stereo or CD player
Outdoor
  • Garden
  • Porch
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Patio
Onsite Equipment
  • Boat available
Seating
  • 25 Dining chairs
  • 25 Lounge chairs
Suitability
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - yes
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - yes
Living space
  • 12000 square feet

What Past Guests Are Saying

Have you stayed here? Write a review

Have you stayed here?

This rental is awaiting reviews from past guests. Help out travelers and the owner by being the first to write a review!

Also Consider

FlipKey has rentals in over 11,000 destinations around the world: