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Ravenala  looking across Admiralty Bay bay to St Vincent
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Ravenala  looking across Admiralty Bay bay to St Vincent
From the deck to St Vincent
View from the pool
View to St Vincent
Ginger Cottage
The Blue Room upstairs
Ginger Cottage
Dining  and  Kitchen
View to Lower bay and Port Elizabeth
Downstairs bathroom
Ginger Cottage in the garden
Ginger Cottage
Al Fresco
Pool at night
Verandah from the deck
Blue Room bathroom
Looking out. Ocean Room bathroom
Blue Room
Wide Verandah leading to the pool
Easter Regatta
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lower Bay, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Rob V
Natick, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Exceptional view, beautiful finishing throughout the house”
Reviewed 6 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Everything in the house is beautifully finished: the pool, the terrace, showers, kitchen, etc. Kitchen is very well equipped. 3 TVs each with cable - input selection is different for every TV but Jal can explain. The terrace has both a dinning table and sofas. We loved to relax on the sofas in the shade with the gentle breeze and enjoy the exceptional view of the beaches and harbor. Tim was always very helpful if we needed anything. He picked us up at the dock when we arrived and dropped us off when we left at 6am.

The house is on the better side of the island close to the nicest two beaches: Lower Bay and Princess Margaret Bay. We were glad that we did not stay close to Spring Bay or Industry Bay beaches which were covered in a foot of seaweed when we visited. While Lower Bay and Princess Margaret beaches are truly beautiful, we have visited other small Caribbean islands (Virgin Gorda and Anguilla) with more/better beach options. The owners rent a car for $50/day but the island is pretty small and driving eerie so we only used it for two days during the week. The beach is a 5mn walk down the hill but it's a steep climb back up. We'd usually walk down to Lower Bay; swim/snorkel/relax; walk over to Princess Margaret Beach; then walk into town; pick up a few things and take a taxi back for around US$12 (EC$30). We mostly used Tim's Taxi that we recommend. The walk from the house into town is about 30-40mn with only two small hills to climb. Bequia is a very quiet island but there are several restaurant options, and prices weren't as expensive as some other Caribbean islands.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Dirt road to get there
Travelling group: Teenagers
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AATBenjam...
NYC
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41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Little Slice of Perfect”
Reviewed 10 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

When you rent a home in a place you've never been, from people you only speak to via email, there is bound to be some level of uncertainty.

If you are considering Ravenala, you can put any worries you have to rest. Tim and Anne are the epitome of perfection when it comes to hosts/house managers. From the moment they picked us up at the airport we felt perfectly at ease. After showing us around the property they let us settle in and then made a scrumptious welcome dinner. The following day Tim gave us a tour of the island, pointing out everything you need to know and stopping a few places so we could pick up some groceries (they'll also shop for you in advance).

Throughout the duration of our stay, there was never a question or request that wasn't met with speed and a smile. If you only got the house, that would be reason alone to stay at Ravenala, but Tim and Anne are the icing on an already amazing cake.

In terms of the house itself, the view is absolutely spectacular. The pictures don't do it justice. The porch and pool area serve as a fantastic place to enjoy morning coffee or an afternoon beverage while you occasionally gaze out across the bay and pinch yourself to confirm that it's all real.

The location, while up a moderate hill (can't get those views on the ground after all), is only a 10 minute walk down to what in our opinion was Bequia's nicest beach.

While we did not take them up on it, the house offers a car on site that can be rented for 50 USD a day. We opted for taxi's most of the time, rotating between Noel and Rudy.

The rooms were all well taken care of with air conditioning, screens, TVs, safes and amazing views.

The kitchen had everything you'd possibly need, including a propane grill out back.

As I sit back in snowy NYC and reflect on our trip, I have nothing but fond memories of our stay in Bequia.

I would highly recommend the island and the lovely home that Tim and Anne have built.

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Your age range 35-49
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Ingunn12
Vienna, Austria
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“Perfect Honeymoon in Dream Home”
Reviewed 29 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

My husband and me spent 3 weeks at Ravenala house for our honeymoon and it was the absolutely perfect place, we could not have been happier. The property is amazing, wonderful location overlooking Admiralty Bay amidst a carefully tended tropical garden with a extremely comfortable and tasteful Plantation Style interior.
Anne and Tim, the owners are a lovely couple who made our stay extra special. We were met at the airport by them and they prepared a lovely dinner for us on our first night (upon our request, you do not have to if you prefer to be on your own) which we very much enjoyed and got to know each other. It is good for first timers on the island to get an overview and ask a few questions about the house and the local custom. Tim gave us a big tour of the island on our first day in order to get us acquainted with the 4x4 car we rented together with the house and to show us all the wonderful areas, bars, restaurants on the island. We were introduced to recommended specialty supermarket owner Doris and Green Grocer "Blackie" who supplied us with all we needed at a 10% discount.

We spent most of our time on the big roofed terrace with the splendid view, making good use of the big dining table there for all our meals and of the big binoculars in order to find out the names and specifics of the beautiful sail boats that came and went into the bay every other day. It was wonderful to wake up in the morning and peak out of the window to find out which sail boat arrived or left over night. Simply beautiful. The house is fully screened with mosquito nets and also the bed is covered with a mosquito net which is definitely a good thing. So we had wonderful unpestered nights even without spraying any poison around which we do not enjoy very uch. Sprays were provided though if you prefer. We rather made use of the provided Zappers, electrical tennis rackets which give you a lot of satisfaction when mossie hunting. There were plenty of Mosquitos about I have to say, we were bitten about 50 times in the three weeks, that is saying we almost never sprayed ourselves. If you do, they stay away. However we had no ill effects and they even itch way less then at home, so it definitely did not dampen our expereince in Bequia. The only other pets were lovely little lizards who feast on the Mozzies so they are your friends, they are not shy and will have some banana if you feed them out of your hand even, I adored them, they are comical.
The Pool is amazing and is very well looked after, clean and pristine and refreshing, not too warm, just perfect and the view from the pool is out of this world.
I love to cook and my husband loves to BBQ, therefore we made extra good use of all the kitchen appliances which are great, Le Creusier Pots even, I love that, and the BBQ.
The island has plenty of restaurants and bars too and Anne and Tim point out the best to you.
The house was absolutely perfect for us and we cannot wait to go back. The big plus is the loving welcome and wonderful service by the owners to whom you can have as much or as little contact as you wish, the property is completely secluded, the pool not at all overlooked and the gardeners are extremely discreet and respect the privacy of the guests. You can arrange house service as much or as little as you like, it is all extremely comfortable and tailor made to every guests wishes.
Freshly baked bread can be had by Tim who loves to bake and try to get some local Honey from John which is exotic and completely natural.
We could not have been happier with our choice of honeymoon location and very much recommend Bequia and Ravenala house.
The ocean had 30 degrees the weather was constantly sunny and warm with a nice breeze, the only rain was during the night for 10 minutes max or at a distance which gave you a beautiful rainbow over the Bay. The credo at Ravenala is ask and you will be given, completely unobtrusive, 5 star service in a 5 star villa.
Pictures on the homepages are not accurate, it is more beautiful in reality.

Thank you Anne and Tim for making our vacation special, see you soon.

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Liked best: Anne and Tim and everything
Liked least: Mosquitoes
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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drh82_10
Houston
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Unbelievable Stay”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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The Ravenala House is everything that my husband and I could have wanted in a vacation rental! This was our first stay in Bequia and Jal, the resident caretaker while the owners are out of town, looked after us wonderfully. We were shown around the island twice, given a phone for concierge-like service, received a delicious welcome meal, and offered trip planning during our stay. The views are amazing (even more beautiful than the pictures) and were absolutely our favorite part of the entire trip. The accommodations were extremely comfortable and more than sufficient for our needs. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook and eat while taking in the amazing views. I would not hesitate for a second to return to Bequia and would just have to stay again at the Ravenala House.

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Liked best: the views and service
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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JulieHeum...
Barbados
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Skip the hotels, you must stay here! Amazing house with wonderful staff”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I rented this house with two other couples with the intent of sailing the Grenadines for part of our time. When we arrived at the house, we were so awestruck at the beauty and view, we started to seriously discuss cutting short some of our sailing time so we could enjoy the house even more!

Each bedroom is beautifully done--with comfort and attention to detail that is second to none. The Ginger Cottage is separate from the house and equally wonderful.

Anne the owner arranged all our transport in Saint Vincent and Bequia--and Jal her assistant was friendly, professional, and always available to help in a pinch. We were so impressed with how wonderful everything was!

I can't recommend this house highly enough for a stay in Bequia--from the view, to the management, to the comfort, to the attention to detail....everything was perfect. We didn't want to leave! Absolutely one of the best vacations we've ever been on---much because of our time spent at the Ravenala House. THANK YOU!!!

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