Bananapatch Bequia artist's house private beach
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||1500 square feet|
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|Theme||Romantic, Beach, Tropical, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Mick Jagger described it as his favorite island house. The real Caribbean. Sam McDowell built his house and studio overlooking the Grenadines in 1968 when the schooner Friendship Rose was the only way to reach Bequia. Known for his scrimshaw pocket knives and paintings of Bequia life, Sam and his wife Donna have lived and worked here for much of the year until recently when they decided to take a break and rent the house while they decide what's next.
Located amid lush gardens on a cliff above a private beach with private access, the charming post and beam house is modest by villa standards. It's a real house, built by local...Read more
Bananapatch Bequia artist's house private beach
Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Additional Location Information
2 miles from Airport. Little Bay lies on the south side of the island west of La Pompe and just east of the village of Paget Farm. where seine fishermen and lobstermen sell their catch daily.
Distance to Port Elizabeth is 4 miles.(One hour walk at easy pace or 15 minute drive). Very cheap transportation on local dollar bus from dawn until dusk. Fare is 2 EC ( .80 cent US) .
Taxi fare to town is 25 EC. (10 US). Car rentall available just across the road from Parnel Hutchens for $40 US a day. ( And so convenient.) Handy too is "Jump-in" taxi. Driver named Brendon is often found liming under nearby shade tree ,ready when you are. Nice guy and willing to run errands and shop too.
Location Type Beach, Tropical, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$356||$356||$2,500||$7,500||7 nights|
|Dec. 1 2011 - Dec. 30 2012
Bananapatch Studio a simple traditional seaside house
|All Other Dates||$356||$356||$2,500||$7,500||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Ad for this property is misleading
We forfeited our $1250.00 USD deposit after only one night at Banana Patch. The ad depicts a sandy beach front house that implies solitude.
What it doesn't show is the fact the sandy beach is no longer there and that there is car repair shop directly behind the house. The beach is rocks and gravel. The car repair customers play their boom box stereos at full blast all day.
The property is a thoroughfare for locals which is quaint but annoying when one is woken up at 0700 by a stranger using the workshop below the bedroom.
We found the house to be sweltering hot day and night as the foliage blocks the sea breeze and the bedroom fans don't work. The beds were like concrete.
After a night of little rest we got up to find rat droppings on the kitchen counter and cockroaches in the coffee maker.
We decided to forfeit our deposit to find a more comfortable albeit less quaint place.
A 50% deposit is mandatory whereas the norm is 25%.
It's simply the Caribbean as it was meant to be
Wonderful magical house. The each isn't really a grat swimming beach but lower bay is the bestin the island and not far away. The house feels like you are staying in Bequia of 30 years ago. Full of art and magic. Make sure you put a plate of sugar out for the bananaquits
The whole Bequia
My wife and I stayed at Banana Patch, Paget Farms during feb. 2011 for a week.
Their home was authentic and complete with incredible West Indian art and whaling artifacts. We spent hours enjoying the Mcdowell's collections.
The home has breath taking views. In the morning we would watch the local fishermen race across the water in their colorful bequia boats and in the evening we would sit on the upper decks waiting for the momentary green flash of the setting sun into the ocean.
Every morning we made our way down the stairs ( an incredible feat in engineering) past the enormous whale jaw to a private beach for swimming and shell collecting. Bring good water shoes and a mask.
We loved that their home was in a local community. We met all the neighbors and rode the dollar bus with the children in their school uniforms to the harbor. We would walk down to the fishing pier to buy fresh lobsters. I think a lot of tourists miss this local and wonderful part of Bequia.
Truly the best vacation we have ever had.
The furthest thing from just another resort.
Pebble Beach, CA
A perfect Caribbean experience!
The home was clearly designed and decorated by gifted artists. Beautiful art decorates the walls..Even the floors are works of art. It is warm and welcoming. Clean and well maintained. Cool outdoor decks and an easy access to a sandy and shell filled beach. Landscaping allows for privacy as well as breathtaking views. Truly all that you might hope for.
A little slice of Eden with a spectacular view.
This is the real deal for an Island getaway. The lush tropical garden gives way to genuine charm and comfort. Beautiful art, antiques and collectables adorn the main house and cottages that were perfect for a family vacation. Just a short bus or taxi ride to town but the views of Mustique and azure of the sea made it difficult to leave the property. There is a little beach below where we bought lobsters for lunch from a local fisherman.
Arlington, VA USA
glorious, serene, scenic, an artist home with real character.
this is the best of what Bequia has to offer; lush gardens, a home with a history, great artwork, very comfortable and scenic; the views are incredible. You get a feel for the whaling industry that once was in Bequia with the art and sculptures on the grounds. The six of us cooked every day in the kitchen and especially loved the 2 pound lobsters that were delivered to our door at a price you wouldn't believe! The dining area was a great place to hang out and hear stories from the very nice people who service this estate. The two small houses on the property are great for privacy and views; reading, playing music, sleeping under the stars or just staring at the incredible sunsets. It is partially an open air house so dress accordingly. We liked snorkling on the beach front too. The rhythm of the most beautiful island that I know about comes to you very quickly at Bananapatch.