Thursday, 7 May 2009

Beachcomber, Deluxe Tropical Villa

Beachcomber, Snow Hill, Craigston, Carriacou

A deluxe tropical villa, directly fronting onto the wide sweep of Sparrow Bay, with views to the out-islands to the west and Union Island to the north.

Beachcomber is located on the Craigston Estate, a former lime plantation and one of the best residential areas, much favored by expatriates for their vacation and permanent homes. The Estate is situated 1½ miles to the north of the island's only town of Hillsborough and is accessed from the main road to Bogles. There are concrete estate roads leading about half a mile through pasture land to the property.

The property benefits from covenants designed to protect the peaceful, residential nature
of the area. There is an Owners' Association of which all homeowners are required to be members.

The property was constructed during 1993 of rendered concrete blocks. The roof beams, which are exposed to the interior of the property, are treated pine and between these is treated groove ply. The roof is covered with red clay tiles. During 2000 a very substantial sea wall was constructed to prevent land erosion. Steps from the garden lead over this wall directly onto the beach. In 2007/8 there was a program of refurbishment which included glass sash windows with insect screens, wooden shutters, retractable insect screens to the doorways, a remodeled kitchen and full A/C throughout.


The accommodation comprises some 2000 sq. ft. and the floors are tiled throughout. The open plan living/dining area has double doors to the front and rear. The front opens onto the west facing veranda and the rear gives access to the gardens and third bedroom. The well equipped kitchen has a large fridge/freezer, full cooker, small dishwasher and plenty of storage cupboards. There is a utility room with laundry sink and washing machine. The house is extremely tastefully furnished with tropical cane furniture. All windows and doors are screened against insects and all rooms have ceiling fans as well as A/C.

Master bedroom 14' x 15' 9" plus 2 closets.
Master bathroom 10’ 6" x 5' 8" with vanity sink, WC, shower & bidet.
2nd bedroom 16’ x 12' 6" plus 1 large closet.
Guest bathroom 8’ 4" x 4’ 6" with vanity sink, WC & shower.
3rd self contained bedroom with full ensuite bathroom and walk in closet 16' x 20' 4".
Living area (open plan) 14' x 14'.
Dining area (open plan) 14' x 14'.
Kitchen 13' x 10' 5".
Utility room 10’ 5" x 4' 5"
West facing covered veranda 10' 5" x 28' 6".


The cistern holds just over 20,000 gallons. The floor is constructed of cast, reinforced concrete and the walls with reinforced 8 inch concrete blocks. Waterproofing was achieved by double plastering the inside walls rather than with chemicals. Water is pumped by automatic electric pump directly to the outlets. There is no other water supply to the house other than the cistern. The owners report that the water is sweet and has always been more than ample for household needs and for watering the gardens.


Electricity, 220v 50 cycles, is provided by Grenlec
Propane for cooking is readily available on the island
Telephone & DSL provided by LIME (Cable & Wireless)
Cable TV provided by FLOW
Water is stored in a concrete cistern under the house
Hot water is supplied from a roof-mounted solar heater.
Drainage is by septic tank to maintenance-free garden installation and soakaway


The property is offered for sale fully furnished with all fixtures and fittings including 2 sea kayaks, gardening equipment and general handyman tools.

Legal Requirements

Non-Nationals must apply for an Aliens' Land Holding Licence to purchase land and property in Grenada. This is a one-off government tax on foreigners buying land and property and is normally granted without complication. At present this tax is levied at 10% of the agreed purchase price excluding F & F. If required, Carriacou Real Estate Ltd can advise on all aspects of purchasing and the appointment of a local lawyer. Our sister company Down Island Ltd offers a full property management and rental service.

Freehold price for the house, all furnishings/fittings and 11,740 sq. ft. of land US$695,000.00

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