The Old Fort - Historic Estate Property On Bequia

From $1,220 / night


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  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Villa

The Old Fort is the only fully restored historic plantation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, dating back to the 18th-Century when the first French settlers migrated to the Caribbean. It is ideal for couples and groups that are seeking something different to the ordinary, those that want utmost relaxation and tranquility in a magnificent location, only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the island. We have been recommended by various international publications as the perfect place to go to unwind, with an exceptional venue that can also host special events such as a wedding or any group related get-together.

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Location

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

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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

Water sports nearby, Fishing nearby, Tennis courts nearby

Getting There

Car is not necessary

Availability

Last updated on November 21, 2013
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Rates

Rates shown in $ USD


DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
May 1 - Dec 20, 2014
Summer Season
$1,220
Weekend $1,220
$8,5401 Night
Dec 21 - Jan 7, 2015
Peak Season
$1,640
Weekend $1,640
$11,4801 Night
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2015
Winter Season
$1,360
Weekend $1,360
$9,5201 Night
All other dates
$1,220$8,5401 Night
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Rental fees

  • Tax rate | 10% of rent
  • Damage deposit |

Additional notes from the owner

Book with us and enjoy an exclusive private estate experience for any occasion! Rates are calculated for the rental of the entire property (6 bedrooms), and can be adjusted depending on how many rooms are required (for both larger and smaller groups). 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 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
• An astro-turf tennis court of which we have an exclusive membership
• Two ocean kayaks which can be used anytime and can be delivered to the beach for you
• Enjoy numerous nature trails, pasture areas and lookout points around the entire estate

* Accommodations Special: Book 2 weeks or more and receive a 15% discount (not for Peak Season Bookings)

** Rates listed are calculated for rental of the entire estate (6 bedrooms) and can be adjusted to accommodate both smaller and larger groups (let us know the size of your group)

Note: The private scheduled plane service between Barbados and Bequia is US $230 per person one way and is arranged with guests arriving on any given day grouped for a common departure. An airline representative will meet and greet guests upon their arrival and assist with this private service. Flying time is 45 minutes (upon request we can arrange these flights and include them in the total invoice).

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation - If guests can not embark on their holiday as planned due to unforeseen reasons, we will refund 50% of the deposit paid up to 1 month before arrival (2 months for Christmas bookings), or alternatively credit the amount paid for a stay at a later date. We also recommend that everyone booking with us is insured in the event of flight delays and changes!

Liability - We cannot be held liable for injuries or damages to a guest or his/her possessions, unless damages caused are a direct result of gross negligence on our behalf. We assume that everyone using the pool can swim. Children and those who cannot swim have to be supervised at all times as there is no lifeguard on duty. Guests can use The Old Fort at their own risk. Damages to The Old Fort or its contents should be reported. Guests may be asked to pay the cost of repairs if damages have resulted through negligence or abuse of property.

Amenities

General
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • A/C or climate control
  • Safe
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Fireplace
Phone / Internet
  • Fax Machine
  • Internet Access
Pool / Spa
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Private Beach
  • Ocean or water views
Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Stove or Oven
  • Blender
Entertainment
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Books
Outdoor
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Garden
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

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