PLENTY WIND ESTATE HOPE, BEQUIA SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Capital: Port Elizabeth Size: 7 square miles Population: 4500 approx The most settled and established of the Grenadine Islands. Bequia has a great atmosphere, and is rich in history and culture. The locals are welcoming and friendly, and a relaxed Bequia attitude is evident wherever you are on the island. This is an authentic, true Caribbean Island, yet at the same time it is an island where you can still easily obtain all the modern necessities. There are spectacular views from points all across Bequia and with unspoilt white sand beaches and a stunning natural environment, Bequia is a truly perfect Caribbean Islandâ€Ś
428,883 sq ft 9.846 acres
Plenty Wind Estate Plenty Wind comprises of 2 main properties set amongst prime tropical headland and landscaped gardens. The main house is surrounded on all sides by shaded verandahs, with a large open plan living area and well equipped Kitchen which can be opened wide to the sea breeze and lovely view. The main house connects to the master bedroom cottage via a garden path cut from local Hope Estate stone. The guest cottage is located up the hill from the main house and sleeps 4, each bedroom has its own private exterior walled garden. There are plenty of exterior dining areas, a gazebo at Hope Point with stunning views, courtyards and a magnificent bespoke infinity pool. Beautifully positioned overlooking Hope Bay and set in near 10 acres of exclusive woodland estate. The indigenous forest sweeping around the property provides a secluded aspect with an almost unique access to the idyllic Hope Bay Beach beneath. The villas, designed by the renowned international architect Jack Beyer of New York firm Beyer Blinder Belle, stand out on the island as magnificent examples, combining natural equatorial materials and building methods with a combination of sophisticated international design and classic West Indian style. The houses have been built using a combination of local stone cut from Hope Estate, Brazilian hardwoods and Brazilian kiln dried Ipe. A large water tank facility means water shortage is not an issue, and there is also a small staff house located in the grounds. Vehicle access is available via the private Hope Estate Road. There is also additional land on the point available from Hope Estate, to the North and North East of Plenty Wind.
The Main House The central open plan living area, paved with antique Spanish terracotta, finished in local stone and Brazilian hardwoods has a high paneled ceiling and wide louvered wooden sliding doors offering panoramic views to Mustique and the uninhabited islands of Baliceaux and Battowia. All the walls are made from stone cut from the Hope Estate and all the rafters, studs, louvres and windows are engineered and fabricated in Brazil from kiln dried ipe. The main open plan living space offers access to a variety of outdoor dinning areasâ€Ś There is a wooden deck, which seems to float above the sea, for dining under the stars while listening to the waves roll into hope beach. On the front side of the house there is a stone patio dining area overlooking a lush terraced garden of tropical plants rising up the hill along side the fountain and pool. This beautiful area attracts Hummingbirds and Bananaquits by the fragrance of the tropical flowers and cool refreshing sound of the fountain. The separate master bedroom cottage, reached by a short stone path through tropical gardens, sleeps 2 and boasts an antiquated hardwood four-poster bed and Brazilian kiln dried Ipe flooring. The interior bath has two sinks, custom hand painted tile counter and marble floor. The bedroom opens on the ocean side to a wooden deck, wonderful for sleeping under the tropical night skies or relaxing in the shade of the verandah roof, and on the other side to a private sumptuous walled garden overhung with flowering tropical vines and an antique French porcelain bathtub with claw and ball feet standing on the local rounded pebble floor. The opportunity to take a deep, relaxing bath under the star studded Bequian sky is another fantastic feature of this stunning property. As you enter the cottage hallway there is a separate room on the ocean side which can be used as a dressing room, artists studio, or guest room for a visiting child or single guest. The architect designed space uses the elevated position, high ceilings, wrap around verandahs and local trade winds to naturally air-condition the living and sleeping spaces.
Main House Floor Plan
Master Bedroom Floor Plan
The Guest Cottage The spacious guest cottage has 2 double bedrooms and is located on a gentle slope above the main house along a tropical garden. The cottage is built from Brazilian Hardwood with all the interior floors made from kiln dried ipe. The interior walls and closed board roofing are made from kiln dried Brazilian Yellow Heart. The kitchen and vanity cabinets in the guest cottage are all made from Brazilian kiln dried ipe The guest cottage has unique private cobble courtyards for each bedroom, with outside showers. These add to the natural atmosphere of the property and are a very appealing feature for guests The rooms have been beautifully designed using local and renewable materials all having tall, paneled ceilings, wide expansive windows and flooring that is cool to the touch. The exterior floor has been finished in new French terracotta tiles. The Cottage is surrounded by landscaped tropical plants, with fruits and nuts that perfume the warm trade winds encouraging restful sleep and relaxation. At Hope Point, located within the Plenty Wind Estate, there is a hardwood gazebo which, perched high on the cliff face, offers a perfect reflection point with outstanding views over the remote beach of Anse La Coite, Marley Bay, Ocean Ridge and Park estates, and across the Caribbean Sea to the dramatic windward islands of Battowia and Balliceaux as well as views to the southern shores of the island of Saint Vincent and over its wind sculpted hills and distant high mountain peaks. From this perch one might spot an ancient iguana climbing a distant cactus as Frigate / Man-O-War birds soar and circle at eye level in the sea breeze.
Guest House Floor Plan
Infinity Pool & Sundeck Plenty Wind has one of the most dramatic, natural and stylish of infinity pools on the island. The 20,000 gallon bespoke, crescent shaped pool is finished in local stone cut from the headland and overlooks the beautiful Hope Bay beneath with uninterrupted views over to the islands of Mustique, Baliceuax and Battowia. Mature palms offer shade whilst stretches of renewable hardwood cool decking surround the pool area. A stunning flower covered gazebo provides shelter for an outdoor pool side dining area. The gardens of Plenty Wind Estate manage to naturally combine a series of discrete stairways, mature tropical landscaping and stunning seascapes giving the impression of being amongst the canopy in a rainforest. Encompassed in the tropical grounds is a lovely vegetable and cutting garden. The outdoor antique bath, the moonlit showers, endless uninterrupted views and a fusion of natural renewable materials make this estate a magical development situated upon one of the islands prime areas of headland.
The Secluded Golden Sands of Hope Beach Plenty Wind Estate, situated on the Eastern side of the island, enjoys the Windward cooling breezes whilst overlooking Hope Bay Beach. The white crescent sandy beach, 200m in length, is only accessible from the water or along a single semi-paved hillside path through aromatic white cedar and indigenous coconut groves. Due to its secluded position the beach remains very quiet and peaceful. The warm turquoise waters feature long lines of breakers from the Atlantic, a natural point break ideal for body surfing and windsurfing. The average sea water temperatures vary from 77F-82F making this virtually private beach ideal for a variety of watersports. Natural coral reef lies off much of the coastline with Bequiaâ€™s shores offering a variety of sealife for scuba divers to enjoy. With several wrecks and shallow caves accessible to advanced divers, the island of Bequia offers a stunning and unspoilt location for lovers of the sea.