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* 5* Boutique Luxury * Amazing Infinity Pool * Breathtaking Views * Voted No 1 * - Palm Cottage

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

Overview

Description

Palm Cottage

Palm Cottage is a stunning octagonal shaped studio measuring approximately 8m (26’) wide. The cottage is spacious, light and airy, is furnished to the highest of standards & is the perfect choice for two people wanting the luxury, privacy & space that your own cottage provides. It has easy access from our car parking area & is on the same level as the Infinity Pool. A queen size bed complete with luxurious mattress is positioned centrally in the room and ample seating, cupboard and storage space is close at hand. Two cane and rattan armchairs provide a very comfortable seating area and the beautiful views looking through 24' of glass fronted patio doors are absolutely stunning. The large and private veranda has a bistro dining table and chairs, allowing you to dine Al fresco style and enjoy the ambiance of the outside environment. There is a well laid out kitchen with quality appliances, crockery & utensils. Please visit tropicalhideawaybequia.com for further information.


About the property

Tropical Hideaway

Tropical Hideaway is a luxurious and very private property, consisting of five boutique style accommodations surrounded by vibrant and mature tropical gardens. Set in over 4 acres of pristine natural forest all accommodations offer private facilities to the highest of standards including beautiful verandas with views that will literally take your breath away. Bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed and well laid out kitchens allow you the convenience of preparing your own meals and to dine Al Fresco style on your own private terrace.

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.

Specializing in couples and small groups, Tropical Hideaway can accommodate from 2 to 12 guests in what many say are the finest accommodations on Bequia with the finest views on Bequia. All are available to rent either individually or as a collective group and our prices are always highly competitive.

We offer an informal, private and relaxed atmosphere and we pride ourselves with our genuine friendly service and the experience we afford our guests. With over two hundred five star reviews on various well known sites these verified reviews offer an insight into 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 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 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.

Tropical Hideaway has a large barbecue area and our licensed on-site shop allows guests to purchase an excellent selection of fish and meats just perfect for the barbecue. We also offer a wide range of quality wines, beers and spirits and for your convenience all these and much more are now available on site and all at local supermarket prices.

Please note the very large Infinity pool together with the Gazebo, pool patio and barbecue area are shared by any guests who are in residence at the time.

All our accommodations have the latest 40" flat screen internet TV's that give access to our in-house entertainment system supplying high definition films, TV, music and internet radio. High speed internet and Wi-Fi is supplied in all areas. Professional quality ceiling fans are positioned over all the beds and for those really hot days when the cooling Caribbean breeze has taken a rest, you can turn on the bedroom air conditioner until the breeze returns. All indoor living areas and bedrooms are fully screened allowing you the convenience of a mosquito free environment with the ambiance of outdoor living and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

Princess Margaret Beach is the nicest beach on the Island. Pristine and uncrowded and a short 20 - 25 minute walk down the road. A few parts of the road are steep. Most people walk down to town, the restaurants or the beach and catch a taxi back. Taxis are cheap and plentiful. Some guests walk both ways and some guests hire a car for a few days to explore the Island. Princess Margaret Beach is ideal for children and adults alike. It is very safe with turquoise blue, warm, calm waters. The beach is stunning with lovely white powdery sand. There is a very nice restaurant on the beach and there are numerous other restaurants and bars on the island. Snorkelling is good on both points at either end of the beach.

The Bequia board-walk is now complete allowing you to walk from the beach at Lower Bay over a small headland onto the stunning Princess Margaret Beach. You can then walk over Princess Margaret Beach to the next headland which now has a spectacular board-walk suspended from the rock face. This connects to the Belmont Walkway, passing several bars, restaurants, the two local dive shops, various small shops and cafes and eventually leads into town.

Local 'Dollar' buses travel the main routes with cheap fares to match the name. Taxi's are cheap and plentiful and our 3 local taxi companies provide fixed fares around the Island. Example fares are around 7 US to Princess Margaret Beach or 9 US into town (up to 4 people). We also offer our very own car hire service from $35 US per day.

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.

Our desire is to fulfill your dream and on that basis we invite you to read our individual room offerings and discover which of our amazing boutique style accommodations you prefer the most. We know you will enjoy the experience.

More Details

Property Manager
Martin & Julie Mansfield
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 June, 2017

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 cottage in 1998

Why Martin & Julie Mansfield chose World

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 makes this cottage unique

Specializing in couples and small groups we offer an informal, private and relaxed atmosphere and we pride ourselves with our genuine friendly service and the experience we afford our guests.Tropical Hideaway has one of the finest hillside locations on Bequia and coupled with the incredible heated Infinity edge 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.

Please visit our comprehensive website, read our latest 5* reviews, browse through our stunning photographs and download our free information guide for visiting Bequia and make your dream a reality.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From the time that Julie and Martins' daughter picked us up at the Bequia airport to the moment we left, Tropical Hideaway was a dream vacation for us. Our hosts carefully prepare for their guests with care and attention to details. The welcoming tour and the guidebook for Tropical Hideaway are both very comprehensive and literally answered all my questions. I stayed in Palm Cottage while two other couples that are friends stayed in two of the other suites. The cottage was first rate for appearance, building materials, comfort, shade, and an excellent view. The kitchen was used every day for at least one meal and had everything i needed to prepare a meal. The construction materials and the details, in the guest suites and throughout the property made for a very comfortable and satisfied feeling. Julie and Martin make the stay easier by providing services that would be time consuming and more costly for their guests. They are willing participants in guest activities like beach hikes, sailing trips, and dinner parties. Julie and Martin have many means of assisting their guests in finding their way around Bequia and are also most helpful making arrangements for day trips and finding local places of interest. The combination of location, view, pool, fabulous home construction and excellent hosts make Tropical Hideaway my most desirable vacation location. I am looking forward to 2015!
Feb 2014
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Notes

Tropical Hideaway consists of 5 separate luxury accommodations, the Penthouse Suite, Hibiscus & Palm Cottage, the Pool House and the Infinity Studio. If Palm Cottage is not available please have a look at the identical Hibiscus Cottage or one of our other lovely accommodations, or visit our comprehensive website tropicalhideawaybequia.com for full details and availability.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Palm Cottagearound the Belmont around the

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • 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 bathroom towel sets, pool and beach towels are all supplied as standard.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • A queen size bed complete with luxurious mattress is positioned centrally in the room and ample seating, cupboard and storage space is close at hand. The finest Egyptian cotton bed linens, a pillow choice of latex memory foam or natural feather pillows, and mattress and pillow protectors are are all supplied as standard. The bed is positioned to enjoy both the amazing Caribbean views and the high definition movies available on the latest 40" Samsung flat screen TV. A quality ceiling fan is positioned over the bed and air conditioning is available when required. All rooms are fully screened allowing you to sleep soundly safe in the knowledge that there are no biting insects or mosquitoes in your room. Luxury bathroom towel sets, pool and beach towels are close at hand.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our licensed on-site shop allows 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Unbeatable

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning location. Superb , well equipped accommodation.

Fantastic pool and swim up bar

Everything you could desire has been thought of and supplied by the wondeful hosts - Martin and Julie

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property is as beautiful as the views !

  • 5 of 5

Tropical Hideaway is a lovely place to stay, with wonderful hosts! We stayed in Palm Cottage, we had everything we needed, plus more than we could ask for in the scenery. Absolutely, come to Tropical Hideaway ! You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous tropical holiday

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding in every detail. The property has a brilliant position, overlooking the harbour and catching the gentle winds. The sunsets over the infinity pool were amazing. Palm Cottage was brilliant for the two of us, with its own private terrace with views over a diffent aspect of the harbour. Would recommend without hesitation and we will most certainly return. For people thinking about booking their website is amazingly comprehensive and is very accurate and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Palm Cottage is perfect

  • 5 of 5

Tropical Hideaway is the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries. Bequia is uncommercialised with a good selection of sensibly priced restaurants. The views from Palm Cottage are sensational and Princess Margaret beach is excellent for swimming and snorkelling.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Truly an amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we thought about booking our stay at Tropical Hideaway to the second we left Tropical hideaway we have nothing but great things to say. Julie and Martin made sure ,without a shadow of a doubt , we had the best vacation and best experiences from start to finish. The accommodations were perfect! They made sure your happiness and comfort were all thought about. We stayed in the palm cottage. It was perfectly clean. Our fridge was stocked with everything to start us off. We wanted for nothing. We had towels and food and coffee and beverages ready to go. We were greated at the door to Tropical hideaway with big smiles from Martin and Julie with Martin holding a tray of his fabulous rum punch! They took the time to show us our room and they let us know where everything was. We spent our week with 3 other couples we knew and we all just relaxed for the first time in years! We never ever wanted to leave the pool! Martin and Julie had a phone in the pool bar with menus so you can order food. Their store was packed with food and drinks and all we had to do was walk up the steps to get what we wanted. When we wanted to take a boat trip they helped arrange everything. They got us in contact with the nicest and best taxi driver I have ever met and he helped us the whole trip! He was amazing!! They helped arrange for Elfic the singing chef to come and cook for us. Julie and Martin joined us for dinner and music. It was a magical evening that I will never forget! We ate and drank some of Martins rum punch and Julie and Martin made us dessert! Elfic sang the sun down and with the amazing views from Tropical Hideaway. I honestly cannot say enough about how wonderful Tropical Hideaway and Julie and Martin are! I do not have 1 single negative comment to say about our 6 nights there except that i wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Property!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I discovered Bequia on VRBO/HomeAway when we saw a banner ad showing the beautiful infinity pool at Tropical Hideaway. After doing some research we decided to visit and stay in the Palm Cottage at Tropical Hideaway because of the privacy and beautiful harbor views... and are we glad we did! Tropical Hideaway is truly a hidden gem and Bequia is the Caribbean of 50 years ago. Non-commercial and uncrowded we found a tropical island paradise with a relaxed pace of life one could come to get used to... island time!

Our hosts Martin and Julie (who spent 10 years building this incredible place) provided an "over-the-top" experience for us. Photos don’t even begin to capture how magical this property is. They are completely committed to serving their guests, having thought of every creature comfort we needed from food and beverages upon arrival after a long day of travel, to providing us with pool and beach towels, full-size shampoo and conditioner, and elegant silk robes in the closet for us to use. They were always available for a chat and happy to provide advice on places to go and things to do. Tropical Hideaway also has a convenient onsite store that provides an extensive meat/fish/seafood selection, dry goods, wine and spirits… all at local market prices. You can even buy a bottle of Martin’s delicious Rum Punch!

We spent a week on the island and have only just begun our discovery. We will definitely be back and will certainly stay at Tropical Hideaway on our next visit. Thank you Martin and Julie for your hospitality and creating such awesome memories for us! Hope to see you again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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