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4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    AirportPort Elizabeth (BQU-J.F. Mitchell)4 min drive
    Popular LocationFriendship Bay Beach13 min drive
    Popular LocationPrincess Margaret Beach18 min drive
    Popular LocationLower Bay Beach22 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Shower
Bathroom 2
Shower

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About this area

Bequia Island

This vacation home is located in Bequia Island. While the natural beauty of Princess Margaret Beach and Windward Islands can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Port of Port Elizabeth. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Friendship Bay Beach - 13 min drive
  • Princess Margaret Beach - 18 min drive
  • Lower Bay Beach - 22 min drive
  • Port of Port Elizabeth - 22 min drive

Restaurants

  • Jack's Beach Bar — 9 min drive
  • Tropical Hideaway — 9 min drive
  • Fernando's Hideaway — 9 min drive
  • Mac's PIZZA and KITCHEN — 9 min drive
  • Fig Tree — 9 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Burke House’s private setting is relaxing, romantic and includes personal cook.

Historic vacation home in Bequia Island
Burke House’s private tropical setting is a romantic escape set in a pristine nature preserve, accessed by a stone footpath from the beach. Every room is a place for relaxing and taking in the spectacular views north to St.Vincent and south to The Grenadines’ other islands.

The rate includes your personal cook\housekeeper who does the shopping, cooking and serving all your meals. The cook\housekeeper does not live on the property. Her hours are set by you and can be changed at anytime to ensure your maximum privacy. Provisions are not included and are charged at cost.

Outside, lay back in a hammock in the shade and watch exotic native birds swoop overhead, yachts leisurely sailing out to sea, snorkelers frolicking below, and schools of dolphins gliding through the clear blue Caribbean.

Solar electricity powers provides 110v throughout Burke House. All showers and the kitchen have hot and cold water also provided by solar.

Burke House's ridge top location, airy design, and large windows and doors allow for a constant, soothing breeze to drift through the house.

The immaculate white sand beach is located a mere 5-minute walk below the property where you can swim or snorkel ‘til your heart’s content. And keep a lookout for parrot fish, sea eggs, puffer fish, damsel fish, conchs, lobsters, schools of sprats and robin fish, and a variety of beautiful coral.

Burke House is luxury laid-back living with the world’s most amazing aquarium as your front yard playground.

Additional guest fee of $20 per night per person above a reservation of 2 people.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Lusan Corbett

Property amenities

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Car recommended

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Barbecue grill

Laundry

  • Near laundromat

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Chef
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit

General

  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1 sq ft (0 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at Flexible
Minimum check-in age - 6

Check-out

Check-out before Flexible

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 2.95 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Frequently asked questions

Is Burke House’s private setting is relaxing, romantic and includes personal cook. pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Burke House’s private setting is relaxing, romantic and includes personal cook.?
Check-in begins at Flexible.
What time is check-out at Burke House’s private setting is relaxing, romantic and includes personal cook.?
Check-out is at Flexible.
Where is Burke House’s private setting is relaxing, romantic and includes personal cook. located?
Situated in Bequia Island, this historic vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Windward Islands and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Friendship Bay Beach. Princess Margaret Beach and Lower Bay Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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5/5 Excellent

Exactly as advertised
Lusan and Marva (our cook and organiser) met us off the ferry from St. Vincent. We went to the grocery store and then headed for Moonhole. It really is 100 steps up from the stone path near the beach but the view in both directions is worth. the climb The cottage is comfortable and very well kept - huge doors and windows are left open,. although we closed them one evening for a while because our playing cards kept blowing off the table! We asked for fresh fish and got lobster/langouste/crayfish, barracuda, and conch.. Marva had baked fresh bread before we arrived, and made 3 meals a day for us, except for a couple of days with mid-day excursions. The view in both directions is spectacular - boats heading south in the morning on the leeward side; sunset and the Grenadines on the windward side. The beach immediately below can be difficult to enter when the wind is blowing, but a 10 minute walk on the beach takes you to the calm bay in front of The Liming resort. Highly recommended - we hope to return another year.

5/5 Excellent

The most relaxing vacation we’ve ever had.
If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own island getaway, Burke House comes as close as you can get without buying an island. We’ve been to a lot of islands—from Fiji to Cozumel to the Bahamas—Bequia is by far our favorite. Lusan warmly greeted us at the dock like we were family. We threw our bags in her large blue LandRover and we were off on the narrow, winding road to Moon Hole (about a 20-minute ride). We followed Lusan up the native stone walkway that meanders with switchbacks up to Burke House. Before scaling the last of the steps, Lusan grabbed a metal bar attached to a large iron ring hanging from a tree—the “doorbell”—and clanged it to announce our arrival. That’s when Marva greeted us on the patio above, wiping her hands on her apron. Burke House is a solid stone structure perched at the top of a ridge with breathtaking views overlooking the Caribbean on one side and the Atlantic on the other. To say this place comes with your own cook doesn’t fully do it justice. We have a new BFF and her name is Marva. What a delightful human being. She shopped for all our groceries and created our meals with a distinctive island flare. Breakfasts included fresh-baked bread and fruit—the Grenadines have sixty varieties of mangoes—as well as locally-grown vegetables and farm-fresh eggs. Each morning we would wake to the “doorbell” clanging and Marva’s sunny personality and delicious omelets. She would return hours later in time to prepare our twilight dinners that ranged from lobster and black fin tuna to mouth-watering curries. Afterward, Marva turned down our bed and made her way back with the aid of a lantern and the big Caribbean moon to her own home down the beach. Burke House felt like living in a tree house—if tree houses had stone walls two feet thick—with million-dollar views. The trade winds kept us cool 24/7, blowing almond blossoms through the house and keeping the mosquitoes at bay—there were also repellents and coils available for the nighttime. We slept in the four-poster bed with an attached mosquito net that definitely did the job. The toilet and shower are alfresco, providing gorgeous views without sacrificing privacy. During our seven days in this paradise we saw only three other people who may have been tourists. We never saw another person on the beach—not one. A heartfelt thanks to Lusan, John, Marva, Ted, Baldwin, and Brian, for letting us share your beautiful life for seven glorious days. Patrick & Silvia Austin, Texas

5/5 Excellent

Burke House, Moon Hole, Bequia...Paradise Found
Burke House is located in the most beautiful corner of the world I have seen. The house is totally open to nature, and allows you to decompress from the “real world”. The sound of the waves crashing on the rocks in the sea below you, 24/7, and beautiful bird song was the soundtrack for our vacation. No tv or radio necessary. Views out to the Atlantic on one side of the house and views back to St. Vincent and the Caribbean Sea on the other side. There are other stone homes in the area, but more than likely you will never see another person in the Moon Hole community. Total privacy. As is the case with any property like this one, mosquitos are a part of the deal. They seemed to be at their worst in the early morning, but the bed does have a mosquito net and as long as you are aware of them ahead of time, you can protect yourself in a variety of ways. Mosquito spray and peppermint soap seemed to help....bug resistant clothing, coils, etc. Certainly not a reason to avoid this property...just a heads up to prepare for the mosquitos. You will be glad you did. The most rewarding part of this property rental was Marva, without a doubt. She is so sweet, and truly an amazing chef. She will make you second guess that ridiculously fancy kitchen you have built at home, because she is pumping out world class food from a basic kitchen with a simple stove. 😀 She also kept the house extremely tidy our entire stay. I loved our conversations every day too. Such an unexpected treat getting to know her. She quickly felt like a part of our family, and it was sad saying goodbye. We love you Marva! Bequia truly is a special place. So rent a car and see as much of the island as you can. But also don’t forget to just take a deep breath, make some coffee, maybe hop in a hammock, and read a great book at Burke House. Few places in the world encourage ‘being present’ quite like this one.

5/5 Excellent

Marvelous Experience, Unique Location and Very Special People
We must say that we fell in love with so many things while at the Burke House we can only scratch the surface with the following comments. We found other reviews here and elsewhere on the internet for the Burke House helpful and informative before we left on our vacation, and hope that our words do as well. Why this is such a special place in no particular order - views surpassed by few other places in the world, constant breezes, sailboats plying the blue waters all day, Marva the caring cook was a true resource and a great human being who we will remain friends with forever, the unique architecture and history of Moonhole was fascinating, constant breezes until early morning never allowed us to get too hot, warm ocean waters were gorgeous and clear, friendly people were always willing to help, it was a perfect place for a private and quiet vacation, little need to get to town as Marva provides but we did go one day and shopped a little in some nice shops and had lunch, small town is easily seen in a couple of hours, Iggy the Iguana is a hoot - don't worry he is not aggressive and stays outside and seldom seen Things to be aware of but were never a problem - Burke House is not for someone who needs the amenities of a resort or can't go with the flow with a positive attitude and embrace the adventure, mosquitoes at night are plentiful so pack repellent and coils - although the wind helps a lot as does the netting on the bed we nonetheless brought some anti-bug clothing, no TV despite what the description may indicate, WIFI on the island is often intermittent, location requires some walking up and down on stone and cement steps and paths - we are in our early seventies in reasonable shape and did not find it very difficult, it only takes 5-10 minutes at a slow pace to get to the beach and parking area to meet a taxi, the private beach is a bit rocky and can be a bit rough but we found it beautiful and relaxing in the lounges - there are other beaches on the island are good for swimming, tanning and walking but we never found the need. Many, many thanks to Marva and Doro, and Lusan who unfortunately was away while we were there. We had a wonderful vacation in a very unique piece of paradise that we will cherish the rest of lives, and hope to return. Robin and Chip

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful place, awesome views, and peaceful times
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Burke House! When planning our stay, Lusan was very responsive to all questions. She picked us up at the ferry terminal, and arranged for a rental car. Marva was totally appreciated! She made our stay a special experience by shopping for supplies prior to our arrival, cooking excellent meals (while catering to our vegetarian diets), and keeping the house clean. (Thanks, Marva!!) We spent much of our time just relaxing and enjoying the awesomeness of the place. We loved our regular visitors: Carib Grackles, Bananaquits, Antillean Crested Hummingbirds, an iguana, and various lizards. The Bananaquits and the Hummingbirds appreciated a full hummingbird feeder! Burke House (and Moonhole) really is a special place of which we will always have great memories.

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