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The Old Fort, Historic Estate

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Overview
Villa -
6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 19
Mount Pleasant, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Overview

The Old Fort, Historic Estate is the only fully restored historic plantation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines dating back to the eighteenth-century when the French first started settling the West Indies. Set high atop Mt. Pleasant with an estate that stretches all the way down to the Caribbean Sea, it features acres of orchards and views to beat anything you would find out on the open ocean. Its lush grounds are covered in traveller’s palms, breadfruit, tamarind, banana and mango trees, surrounding one of the most beautiful pools in the world, happily slip sliding its watery way over the edge. Upon discovering the property in 1978 the owners began a lengthy restoration of the estate in the original French Colonial style, using timber from local forests and the same stone as that of the ruins. Over three decades it has been run...
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About the Owner, Quirin S
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Rate: 84 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2010
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #FKN4290873 by: FlipKey
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4 of 5 stars Very good - based on 2 reviews
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Michelle...
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Overall this flat/apartment was excellent.
Very clean, modern, in a great location (for tube & parks). Rooms were of a good size, and the courtyard was great (and would have been used more had the weather been nicer!). There was a high chair available to hire too, which was great.
The bed mattress must have been changed since the last review, as it was amazing!
It is on a bit of a main road, but you can't really hear it from the flat. Great for taxis too.
Wifi was a bonus, but the extra power point next to the modem in the lounge room, which would have made an excellent iPad/iPhone charging station, was obstructed by the heater. Really minor issue, but annoyed me!
The only niggle I have with the flat is that the steps leading down from the street to the front door were steep and narrow, and difficult with 2 large heavy suitcases and a toddler. This is not mentioned anywhere in the description of the place, nor are there photos. Because of this I would say it...

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Brisbane, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Dining Seats (48)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • King Beds:(3)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (24)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Suitability
  • Pets Allowed:
    Yes
  • Smoking Allowed:
    Yes
  • Kid Friendly:
    Yes
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 1 night
$1,120
$7,840
May 1, 2016 -
Oct 31, 2016
Summer Season
1 night
$1,120
$7,840
Nov 1, 2016 -
Dec 20, 2016
Fall Season
1 night
$1,260
$8,820
Dec 21, 2016 -
Jan 6, 2017
Christmas Season
1 night
$1,960
$13,720
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Enjoy to be spoiled by the following!



* Free pickup by our driver from the Bequia Airport or the Ferry Terminal upon your arrival

* Complimentary homemade rum punches or our freshly made juices as a welcome treat

* Free continental breakfast each day, which includes homemade granola and fruit from our gardens (you have the option of upgrading to our full breakfast)

* Free wireless broadband internet in rooms and around the entire property

* Daily staff and maid service to assist and accommodate you throughout your stay

* A personalised butler service (the only property on the island to offer this)

* Exclusive use of the property with no other guests in or around the premises

* Babysitting and laundry services available

* The recognised kitchen offering special one-of-a-kind menus

* The largest rental estate on the island, stretching over several hillsides down to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea below

* Our centrally located bookings office which can arrange...
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Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: J. F. Mitchel Airport: 4.0 mi
Ferry: Port Elizabeth: 1.2 mi
At first glance, Bequia may seem remote and difficult to get to but do not let this deter you from visiting this wonderful island. There are several international airports throughout the Caribbean that serve as “gateways”, from where you can then connect with a local carrier to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Some of the major international airports include Barbados, St. Lucia, Grenada, Trinidad and Martinique, all offering daily flights to St. Vincent from where you can then take a ferry to Bequia. Most visitors find it more convenient to fly into Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport, as there are also direct flight connections to Bequia.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.6 mi.
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