This beautifully, well appointed home is an oasis. This is the second time we have rented this home and we have already booked for 2019. We found Bequia 15 years ago and have traveled there every few years since. Bequia is a quiet, idyllic island with a beautiful harbor. Well designed, well appointed, beautifully landscaped Baytree Villa serves as a wonderful home base with a well appointed kitchen. We often found ourselves snacking at the pool wasting the afternoon away. After all, that is what vacation is for.
Tim and Suzanne are wonderful hosts who are always available, via a provided cell phone, to answers questions and recommend restaurants, shopping and excursions. In our opinion, it doesn't get any better, but don't tell anyone - it will be our secret!
It is so much more than a 5 star, if I could I would mark it a 10 star. The villa is amazing, exquisite, well designed, well kept and spotlessly clean. All facilities that you could ever need while relaxing in an idyllic private location. On arrival a wonderful meal provided and enough to provisions to keep you going until you venture to the local shops. A preprogrammed mobile phone with restaurant contacts and island contacts, together with Suzanne's number should you need to contact her. Basically we had the most wonderful time and nothing was to much trouble for Suzanne and Tim. We went on a day trip on Friendship Rose to snorkel with the fishes and turtles and would say this is a must do trip if you have the time. We will certainly be going back to Bequia & Bay Tree Villa, the whole holiday was amazing.
My friend and I stayed in June for a week but could have stayed longer, so peaceful and relaxing. The villa is very spacious with a great balcony area for relaxing in the shade, loved the pool area also. Property is very well equipped and fabulous kitchen.
Communication with Suzanne was easy and prompt, she arranged for us to be met at the airport and even had a fridge full of goodies when we arrived.
Loved the island, an unspoilt gem, friendly people and beautiful beaches.
Highly recommend we had a fantastic stay, looking forward to returning in the not too distant future.
This custom built home is just outstanding with regards to its layout, quietness and the beautiful view from its balcony of Spring Bay and its gardens. When we arrived the refrigerator was full of prepared meals and a loaf of freshly baked bread was on the kitchen counter. Things even get better when you discover there is fresh fruit on the kitchen counter and the refrigerator contains enough beer and soft drinks to get you started for the week.
The owner had arranged for us to be picked up at the ferry (Noel's taxi) and had a rental car arranged for our use and that process went smoothly.
The owners were off island during our stay but our substitute hosts (Yvonne and Mike) were wonderful.
There is a weight room (which we did not use), beach chairs and snorkels etc. and pool floats. Who could ask for anything more?
There are no superlatives for this place! Astonishing, stunning, amazing, none of them cut it. It is just absolutely perfect!
A beautiful villa, spacious, furnished in style and tastefully decorated, perched high on the hills of Bequia and overlooking a delightful valley where the coconut plantation beside the sea draws the eye in a wonder of blue and green perspective, far away to the ocean and the islands offshore, faint in the haze. Add the delicious tropical trade wind which blows continually on the veranda, the pool, where you can swim in total seclusion, this has to be the best villa we have ever stayed at, and then some!
Do nothing. Just do nothing. Lie in the sun, lie back in the shade, listen to the wind rustling the leaves of the trees which carefully shelter this retreat, watch the frangipani swaying, wonder at the bougainvillea trained around the veranda and watch the hummingbirds feeding on the blooms, gaze down far below to watch an egret make its way across the valley, white against the palms, to match the white of the surf out in the bay. The long-tailed thrush which came and sang to us so beautifully one afternoon, and then when the rain comes, which it does at times, stand out and feel the cool drops, let them sting, cup your hands and revel in the freshness. Quiet, peace, solitude, yet not far away is Port Elizabeth, bars, restaurants, all the entertainment you might need.
Suzanne and her husband have a gem of a property here – well done to them and thank you for making such a wonderful hide-away.
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