The Veranda Beach House is the perfect beach “hideaway”with fabulous ocean views to the western horizon from the covered sea side veranda. Watch the sun set into the sea, hoping for a magical green flash, to the gentle sound of birdsong, surf on the beach and the reassuring tinkling of ice cubes.
The house is located on the Snow Hill Estate, once part of the Craigston Lime Plantation which comprises some 45 lots of which approximately half have been developed. It is located 1 mile to the north of the main town of Hillsborough and has access to two beaches; the rocky/sandy cove of Tom’s Bay right below the house and accessed through the garden by private steps and the wide sweep of Sparrow Bay about 5 minutes walk. (See location 1 on Map of Carriacou.)
Veranda land plan – view land plan
Access is via a twin, and in some places solid, concrete track, estate road, leading off the Government maintained road from Hillsborough to Bogles. The land is protected by covenants and there is a very active owners association which purchasers would be required to join. Current annual fees are approx. US$700
The Veranda Beach House sits in a sheltered cove resting naturally on the edge of Tom’s Bay. It is surrounded by a lush, well established tropical garden with several fruit trees. Its unique architecture and high ceilings make it spacious and breezy, taking advantage of the trade winds. In the center of the Great Room ceiling is a cupola which draws out the warm air. The house is fully furnished with much of the furniture being hand crafted by the owner from local hard wood. The kitchen is well appointed and the entire house is screened against insects. The windows are wooden louvers as are the internal doors. The floors are tiled throughout. There is an outside swim shower in the garden and direct access to Tom’s Bay via some steps and a concrete path.
- The Great room – 35′ 6″ X 15′ 9″
- Master bedroom – 14′ 6″ X 12′
- Twin bedroom – 12′ 9″ X 9′ 9″
- Double bedroom – 12′ X 9′ 8″
- House WC and linen closet – 6′ X 4′ 6″
- Front veranda – 12′ 4″ X 47′
- Kitchen/side veranda – 8′ X 16′
- Laundry room and storage room under the house – 11′ X 11′
- Workshop/storage room under the house – 11′ X 11′
The Great Room is a large open plan room which comprises the kitchen, indoor dining area and seating area. It has three sets of wooden doors which open out onto the large wrap around veranda.
The bedrooms and house WC open from the back of this room. All the bedrooms have access to a breezeway at the back of the house where the shower is located. It also provides a covered drying area for laundry
The master bedroom has a king size bed, ensuite WC, ample built in closets and a desk area.
The second bedroom has a twin beds which can also be made into a queen size bed. There is a built in closet and also a free standing closet.
The third bedroom has a double bed and free standing closet.
There is a house WC and the bedrooms share a shower located in the breezeway behind the bedrooms.
The laundry room has a double laundry sink, a washing machine and plenty of shelves for storage.
Electricity is provided by Grenlec. Telephone and Internet by FLOW (formerly LIME). Water is collected on the roof and stored in a concrete cistern under the house. The cistern holds approximately 18,000 gallons. The water is then pumped to the outlets on demand (water pump replaced in 2013). Hot water is provided by a solar system.
The villa is a rental property and has successfully attracted both short and long term rentals.
Freehold price for fully furnished house and land US$395,000
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. 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.