While searching online for a villa suitable for 2 couples for a return trip to Bequia (for one of the couples) I had several requests: a pool, at least two full bathrooms, in Lower Bay and lots of space. Well, believe me when I say 3 out of for ain't bad, in fact, it is FANTASTIC!
Upon finding Sadewa Villa we all thought it was amazing and almost unbelievable. So much so, that I contacted our taxi driver from the previous winter to see if he knew it. He didn't but graciously went and had a look. When he called back his first question was how MANY of us were coming! Then his comments were, " It is HUGE and MAGNIFICENT!!"
So to Sadewa Villa...
It is a stunning 2-wing villa (we took one wing, they took the other) with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms in each wing. There are two more bedroom suites on the lower floor which are the largest but we didn't need them and they were further from the living areas. A fully equipped kitchen and I love to cook, and it was loaded! Huge fridge, gas/propane stove, coffee maker (a must!), blender (also a must), etc., etc. The owners VERY graciously offered to fill a grocery list for us. There are more items available on Saint Vincent but you do NOT want to make a trip over and lose a day on Bequia! Food, in general, is expensive on the island whether you buy it or eat out, so realize how lucky you are to be there enjoying all the other glories but will (eventually!) go home to where food is less expensive, while the locals will continue to pay the price.
The living room is equipped with a large projection screen and a great sound system. The REAL beauty of it is I was able to use Chromecast to beam Netflix and movies to it at night, but also stream music all day long while we sat by the pool. We sat outside ALL the time and there are at least three great areas to do so, by the pool (sunny), just above it (shady) and between the kitchen & living room where there was a wonderful breeze at dinnertime.
The villa is in Spring which is a good distance from the main town, stores restaurants, etc. and on a mountain! I know, you may think how far can it be, the whole island is only 7 square miles?! Yes, but almost NONE of those miles is FLAT! Last year my son (24) walked back & forth to a different 'hilly house', but he said it was a workout and always fell into the pool when he got back. I, would not do it! From Sadewa Villa our two ladies would walk DOWN to go to the beach at Sugar Reef almost daily (they say it was the beach, but the guys suspect it might have been the rum punches!) and it was about a 20-minute walk for them, but they always came back by taxi. So, your options are to call a taxi or check with the owners who will rent you an SUV! The daily price for the cars was very reasonable and the cars were some of the newest on the island. We chose to use a taxi due to the right-hand drive (yes, Bequia drives like England!), narrow & winding roads.
If you don't know Bequia (pronounced Beck-Way), you are missing THE diamond in the rough of the Caribbean, it is changing though as more find it, don't wait too long to discover it's unique beauty!
Back to the villa...
This place is perfection, but also in the tropics. You see it in places in the weathering of the woodwork etc. but unless you are some sort of prig, it is completely inconsequential! The housekeeper Pam was wonderful and visited twice during the week as well as being there for arrival and departure and the pool was kept very clean.
The views, the breeze, the sunrises, the night skies, the feel, you won't want to leave, or you'll want to come back...
We are, we've already booked it for next January!