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Bananapatch Bequia artist's house private beach

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    Bananapatch red roof buildings are (L/R) kitchen,house,studio, cabanas/white roof is cistern
    Bananapatch red roof buildings are (L/R) kitchen,house,studio, cabanas/white roof is cistern
    Bananapatch red roof buildings are (L/R) kitchen,house,studio, cabanas/white roof is cistern
    private stairway to beach
    beach below the house
    view of stairs to  beach from deck
    view from bedroom 1
    Property description
    Rental Home – 
    3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
    Mick Jagger described it as his favorite island house. The real Caribbean. Sam McDowell built his house and studio overlooking the Grenadines in 1968 when the schooner Friendship Rose was the only way to reach Bequia. Known for his scrimshaw pocket knives and paintings of Bequia life, Sam and his wife Donna have lived and worked here for much of the year until recently when they decided to take a break and rent the house while they decide what's next.
    Located amid lush gardens on a cliff above a private beach with private access, the charming post and beam house is modest by villa standards. It's a real house, built by local boat builders the way they were built long ago and comfortably furnished with antique finds from around the West Indies. The artist's eye for t...
  • Amenities & details
    • Balcony
    • Beach Chairs
    • Beach Towels
    • Blender
    • Board Games
    • Books
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Charcoal Grill
    • Deck
    • Garden or Yard
    • Gas Stove
    • High Speed Internet
    • Housekeeping Included
    • Linens Provided
    • Music Library
    • Ocean Views
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Oven
    • Private Beach
    • Radio
    • Refrigerator
    • Stereo System
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    • Waterfront
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    • Pets Allowed:
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    • Suitable for Children:
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    2 miles from Airport. Little Bay lies on the south side of the island west of La Pompe and just east of the village of Paget Farm. where seine fishermen and lobstermen sell their catch daily.
    Distance to Port Elizabeth is 4 miles.(One hour walk at easy pace or 15 minute drive). Very cheap transportation on local dollar bus from dawn until dusk. Fare is 2 EC ( .80 cent US) .

    Taxi fare to town is 25 EC. (10 US). Car rentall available just across the road from Parnel Hutchens for $40 US a day. ( And so convenient.) Handy too is "Jump-in" taxi. Driver named Brendon is often found liming under nearby shade tree ,ready when you are. Nice guy and willing to run errands and shop too.
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 for a stay in February 2011

My wife and I stayed here for a week and had the best time. Every corner of the house is beautiful and the views are unbelievable. As mentioned in some of the other reviews, this is an actual home in an actual neighborhood with local people living their lives nearby. Neighbors were super warm and accommodating (including the nice man... more

Management response:

Thanks for being the voice of Bequia as it should be. I hesitated to respond to the slur lest it lead to public sparring, you've inspired me to rebuttal! Donna more

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Victoria, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
person found this review helpful

We forfeited our $1250.00 USD deposit after only one night at Banana Patch. The ad depicts a sandy beach front house that implies solitude. What it doesn't show is the fact the sandy beach is no longer there and that there is car repair shop directly behind the house. The beach is rocks and gravel. The car repair customers play... more

Management response:

I suggested the guest reread the property description as it reads the way it does to discourage those looking for a villa. I am still not sure how they fell... more

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Creston, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
person found this review helpful

Wonderful magical house. The each isn't really a grat swimming beach but lower bay is the bestin the island and not far away. The house feels like you are staying in Bequia of 30 yeArs ago. Full of art and magic. Make sure you put a plate of sugar out for the bananaquits more

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Donna McDowell
(831) 624-6787
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Listed since : Dec 2010
Calendar Updated: 447 days ago
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