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The Old Fort (Exclusive 3-Bedroom Option)

Entire villa hosted by Quirin
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds3 bathrooms
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This amazing historic estate has been internationally recognised over many years and reflects plantation house roots that allows one to enjoy island life to the fullest. Due to its unique setting it is perfect for central entertaining with separate sleeping arrangements, ideal for families and friends to be together, whilst still enjoying enough privacy in their own space. Set around various majestic buildings it has been transformed into the kind of property you would never want to leave!

The space
The Old Fort reflects plantation house roots and allows one to enjoy island living to the fullest. Once a full working sugar plantation dating back to the Middle Ages, it has been completely rebuilt from the old ruins using the same stone which was once part of the property. Constructed with cobblestones and wood beams in the classic French-Mediterranean mansion-house style, it forms the centre of an incredible estate that is perfect for families and friends; and ideal for almost any type of holiday getaway!

The property features a grand pool with an infinity edge waterfall, shallow kids area, natural pebbled grotto and several relaxation areas partly covered by two gazeboes for those that require shade. Gully Wells, a senior Conde Nast Travel writer, described it as one of the most beautiful she has ever seen! There is also a round outside bar above the pool area, that offers sweeping 180 degree views overlooking the Grenadine Islands that stretch Southward into the distance. Without exaggerating it is quite possibly the best view on the island.

Within the main building is a large banquet style kitchen with a magnificent inside dining room area that turns into a magical setting at night. It includes a lounge with fireplace and an inside wine bar.

The property consists of numerous comfortable sitting areas, terraces and balconies which are all surrounded by acres of substantial gardens (the largest of any rental on island) made up of a plethora of international as well as local plants and trees. The entire estate is over 28 acres and leads one from the main plantation buildings all the way down to a cliff above the ocean, making it ideal also for nature lovers who enjoy hikes and beautiful scenery. There are also two beautiful unspoiled beaches which are a short hike away, or alternatively you can have our shuttle take you to one of the two best swimming beaches on the island.

The Old Fort has been recommended by numerous international publications over the years, boasting an exceptional venue that can also host any special events such as weddings and retreats.

A Few Highlights

The grand pool with its shallow kids area and waterfall
A hidden grotto behind the private pebbled plunge pool
The round outside bar which is located just above the pool area
The Sun Room with its 360-degree views and pebbled shower
The Grand Fantasy Master with its library, balconies and pebbled bath tub
The Honey Room with its impressive stonewalls and romantic atmosphere
The Planters Room with its wooden floors and historic feel (the only bedroom which was partly standing when excavations began)
Ancient cisterns and catchments where one can relax and/or star gaze at night
Majestic property gardens, being the largest of any rental estate on island, which also consist of a variety of different fruit trees and palms
The historic artefact tray displaying a number of items discovered whilst rebuilding
Several patios, terraces and large outside sitting areas which all have amazing views
The large banquet kitchen which is ideal for events and guest catering
A 28-acre estate which offers hiking trails and numerous viewing spots above the ocean
The grand lounge with its majestic fireplace and intimate inside wine bar

Complimentary Services
A welcome drink and seasonal fresh fruit platter upon arrival
The housekeeper included to prepare breakfast or lunch (upon request)
Transfers from the Bequia Airport of Ferry Terminal upon arrival
A complimentary stocked bar with a selection of drinks
Courteous staff including housekeeping (if you prefer privacy, let us know)
Wireless broadband internet in and around the property

Additional Services (reservations required)
A full laundry and ironing housekeeping service
Gourmet chef services offering guests an ultimate catered experience
A shopping service which can be booked before arrival
A personal butler at the property, where your every need is served
The property’s own private power boat which can be chartered anytime to various beautiful destinations

Note: We are very flexible, let us know your requirements and we would happily accommodate you. In the event you have children or would like additional beds we would happily do so.

Guest access
This is for the exclusive rental of "The Old Fort Estate", which is a six-bedroom private estate with pool. This is for 6 persons in total (3 suites), have a look at our other listing if additional guests need to be accommodated.

Other things to note
POWER BOAT
We encourage you to travel like a rock star on our special 31 foot powerboat powered by two new 250 Mercury engines. Snorkel with turtles at the idyllic paradise of the Tobago Cays, drink a Pina Colada with a celeb on Mustique, or have a lobster lunch at a deserted white sand beach on Isle a Quatre. Note: Standard rates are 600 – 1000 US$ per day depending on how many persons and where you would like to go.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS
The property accommodates 12 guests comfortably with there being a charge of 85 US$ nightly per adult (45 US$ for kids depending on age) for each additional guest staying on the property. There are also separate luxurious accommodations further away on the estate if you require more persons to be accommodated.
This amazing historic estate has been internationally recognised over many years and reflects plantation house roots that allows one to enjoy island life to the fullest. Due to its unique setting it is perfect for central entertaining with separate sleeping arrangements, ideal for families and friends to be together, whilst still enjoying enough privacy in their own space. Set around various majestic buildings it has… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pool
Breakfast
Free on-street parking
Indoor fireplace
Washing machine
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Location

Bequia, Grenadines, St Vincent & Grenadines

Mt. Pleasant is arguably the safest and most private area on the island. Although it is extremely private, a short drive will take you to the best beaches and places with activity on the island. One could also take a beautiful hike through the estate to two unspoiled beaches which are only short distance away. The area also has what is arguably the best view on the island stretching 180 degrees over the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea, down the Grenadines to Grenada, another island country which one can see on a clear day. Fresh breezes rise up from the Atlantic below which helps keep the property free of mosquitos and cool throughout the day. Places such as these don't exist much anymore, quite simply we do not lock doors and windows at night.
Mt. Pleasant is arguably the safest and most private area on the island. Although it is extremely private, a short drive will take you to the best beaches and places with activity on the island. One could also…

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Joined in February 2013
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I grew up in the Grenadines, particularly on Mount Pleasant, Bequia; the very special and intimate island hilltop community, of which the Old Fort Estate used to be the centre many centuries ago, when the French colonialized this part of the Caribbean. Whilst still being very young I witnessed everything my parents and their local team of workers did, as they rebuilt the historic ruins then managing the property for close to 25 years. Due to the location and lack of good schools, I was educated using a correspondence course from America, from a very young age until I was a teenager. Later I travelled daily with the ferry over the ocean, to do my A-levels on neighbouring St. Vincent, the main island of this island country. After spending almost 2 decades in the Caribbean I moved to Europe for experience, something which turned out to be very useful giving my life in Caribbean hospitality. At only 18 years of age, I did my apprenticeship at the Kempinski Hotel Four Seasons in Munich and following on from this, was accepted to a job as a full time food and beverage waiter in the Hilton Amsterdam. Having worked two years at these renowned establishments, I moved to London where I completed my studies in Marketing and Hospitality at the London Metropolitan University. After quite some considerable time abroad, I moved back to St. Vincent and The Grenadines my residence of choice, and was promoted by my father to become the director of the Old Fort in 2005. Before I was born my parents travelled to numerous faraway places, something which helped them learn about the key aspects of hospitality and what one would look for when travelling to a special one of a kind place for vacation. Giving my history this travel bug consequently grew inside me, as I would spend Summers in Europe visiting my grandparents. This only fueled my growing addiction to travelling. The experience of growing up on a beautiful and unique island, which attracts people hailing from all different backgrounds, and travelling to various parts of the world over many years, has helped me in becoming what I believe a great host and for me to offer this special property to you at its very best. If you have any questions whatsoever, don’t hesitate to reach out, as we will do our very best in accommodating you.
I grew up in the Grenadines, particularly on Mount Pleasant, Bequia; the very special and intimate island hilltop community, of which the Old Fort Estate used to be the centre many…
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Christmas Eve 2018 marked my parents 40th year of arriving on the island. This gives us a knowledge of the area which is unparalleled and translates into a level of service which only we can offer to guests due to the many connections we have made over the years. We heartily welcome all guests to this special place and promise to do our very best in making a vacation with us as extraordinary as possible. We have a staff to cater to your every need, if you prefer to be private however let us know, and we'll have them around only as much as you wish. Should you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to let us know anytime.
Christmas Eve 2018 marked my parents 40th year of arriving on the island. This gives us a knowledge of the area which is unparalleled and translates into a level of service which o…
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