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Tamarind Villa

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
4 nights minimum 
Villa
Tamarind is a modern Caribbean villa built and furnished to the highest standards Completed Feb 2010, Located on picturesque Spring Bay. Two large en-suite bedrooms, situated either side of a spacious open plan living area and Bespoke handmade kitchen Large sundeck and pool, with stunning views across the Spring bay. Luxury private rental villa on Spring Bay Bequia Located on the picturesque Spring Bay at the north east of the island, the villa enjoys a hillside setting with unobstructed views over the bay and beyond to the islands of Balliceaux and Battowia. The privacy and tranquil atmosphere of the location are enhanced by the fact that the villa is only ten minutes from the main town of Port Elizabeth and the islands best beaches. This two bedroom villa is beautifully decorated wit...Tamarind is a modern Caribbean villa built and furnished to the highest standards Completed Feb 2010, Located on picturesque Spring Bay. Two large en-suite bedrooms, situated either side of a spacious open plan living area and Bespoke handmade kitchen Large sundeck and pool, with stunning views across the Spring bay. Luxury private rental villa on Spring Bay Bequia Located on the picturesque Spring Bay at the north east of the island, the villa enjoys a hillside setting with unobstructed views over the bay and beyond to the islands of Balliceaux and Battowia. The privacy and tranquil atmosphere of the location are enhanced by the fact that the villa is only ten minutes from the main town of Port Elizabeth and the islands best beaches. This two bedroom villa is beautifully decorated with every detail considered, from the bespoke handmade kitchen and four poster beds to the high quality furnishings and finish. Your holiday experience at Tamarind is sure to be unforgettable. Tamarind Villa is a single storey 2,650 square feet (247 square meter) modern Caribbean villa completed in Feb 2010. Consisting of two large bedrooms, situated either side of a spacious open plan living area, both offering en-suite bathrooms and dressing areas. Living Room/Kitchen The living area is an informal open plan space combining a modern high specification kitchen and comfortable lounge, this leads onto the outside dining room overlooking the pool and sun terrace. The overall feel is of a warm stylish and inviting environment. The pool and garden become part of the living space when the French doors are open. As would be expected, the bespoke handmade kitchen is equipped for the most discerning chef. The large American style fridge freezer has both chilled water and ice dispenser. The kitchen is also fitted with an integrated dishwasher. Outside Dining Overlooking the swimming pool the outside dining room seats up to eight guests, should you wish to entertain. This unique space gives you true Al Fresco dining coupled with stunning views. Bedrooms Both bedrooms feature bespoke English king size four poster beds with luxurious bed linen, contemporary mango hard wood furniture, en-suite bathrooms with large showers and dressing areas. A wall safe is also included. Sun Deck And Gardens The villa boasts an impressive 72 foot sundeck, ideal for soaking up the Bequia sun, with stunning views across the bay and beyond to the islands of Balliceaux and Battowia. The 25 foot salt water swimming pool has stepped access from the shallow end and a bench seat at the deep end. The gardens have been designed to be an oasis of tropical beauty, providing privacy and ample shade. The gardens are an integral part of the villa’s warm and inviting ambience. Service & Features Housekeeping – Tamarind's housekeeper will provide discrete non obtrusive housekeeping service twice per week, or more should you require. Chef Service – A personal chef service is available at an additional charge. Car Rental – Car rental is recommended and can be arranged for delivery to the villa for your arrival. Internet & Telephone – Tamarind Villa provides FREE high speed wireless internet, iPod dock and local cell phone. Phone rates vary depending upon destination. Laundry Service – A laundry service is available. Policies Maximum occupancy: 4 adults, 2 x King size beds. 2 x single beds and baby cot are available upon request. Currency US $ Dollars. Please note that we are now able to accept Mastercard & Visa Wi Fi internet access and airport/ferry pick up/drop off are included. Children Cots with bedding, linen and mosquito nets are available for babies not yet mobile, however, we do not recommend the Villa to families with children under eight years of age.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNo smoking
Check with ownerSuitable for children
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Edward and Dianne W
Hosting since March 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (22)
Kelvin B
Kelvin B
Ryde, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beyond Expectations!
Beyond all expectations! This was our first visit to Bequia but now having stayed at Villa Tamarind it certainly is not our last! Dianne and John have created the most wonderful holiday destination in the most perfect spot on the island. The Villa is in an idyllic location above Spring Bay with wonderful panoramic views; it's hard to believe that in less than 10 minutes by car you be in the heart of the delightful capital of Port Elizabeth. The Villa is furnished and equipped to perfection - nothing is overlooked - and it is cleaned and maintained to the highest possible standard. We wanted for nothing. Even beach towels and folding chairs are provided for a day by the sea. We were met from the ferry on our arrival, assisted immediately with our hire car and then the magic began with the wonderful drive to the Villa. The warmth of our hosts greeting was matched only by the Caribbean sun - Dianne's home-baked delicious bread another testament to the thoughtfulness of our lovely hosts! Thank you both for helping to make our holiday so very memorable.
Visited January 2023
Written 25 January 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sandra-Eyles
Sandra-Eyles
Tiverton, United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply Magical
The villa was perfect in every way. Being all on one level made it very easy to get around. It is decorated to a very high standard and all the family agreed the beds were super comfortable. The pool is a welcome relief from the midday heat as was the cooling breeze coming straight off the sea. After a long trip we were pleasantly surprised to find a meal waiting for us on arrival. The owners, John and Dianne, went out of their way to ensure we had the best time and made us feel so special. We will be back !
Visited October 2019
Written 5 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Malcolm C
Malcolm C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful, tranquil villa and a fantastic island: highly recommended
Tamarind is on the very peaceful and well-kept Spring Estate towards the top of the island with fabulous views from the bedrooms, terrace and pool. Going to sleep serenaded by cicadas and tree frogs is special and rising to sunrise and an early dip in the pool just so relaxing. Being quite high, the villa benefits from the cooling breeze. It is very well appointed, equipped and maintained with a lovely cleaner and pool cleaner coming in every few days. Diane and John (the owners) live next door (out of sight) and are very careful not to intrude but very kind and generous (home-baked bread, shopping and a prepared meal in the fridge, all there on arrival) and pleased to give advice about where to go etc. It is very quiet, but only an 8 minute drive or 30 minute walk into Port Elizabeth. There is a lovely, tiny hotel and great beach much closer (Sugar Reef) but the whole island is really accessible (and unspoilt). Taxis abound but we hired a car (small 4x4) which we would recommend (Noel's taxi and car hire - lovely couple). You can do as much or as little as you wish - diving, snorkelling, hiking (with a guide), trips to other islands, boat charter, relaxing on the several wonderful beaches or just enjoying Tamarind villa. Great bars and restaurants (simple but good food and seafood), good music etc. The locals are really friendly and the whole island feels really safe and very chilled. I hesitate to write this as we really don't want too many people to know about Bequia and Tamarind! Book really early (Tamarind – available direct, flights and flight / boat transfers) – and don’t expect to make tight connections – just relax.
Visited December 2018
Written 7 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax398887
Relax398887
Thank you both for such a great review both for Tamarind Villa and for our small Island of Bequia. I hope you will both return in the not too distand furture. Kind regards Dianne and John White
Written 20 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer A
Jennifer A
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply the best
We have been visiting Bequia for the last ten years and this is by far the best villa we have stayed in - and we were lucky (with forward planning) to have booked it for four months. The situation is very quiet and peaceful and the view over the bay is beautiful. The villa is exceptionality well equipped and maintained. John and Dianne are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble. You arrive as visitors, leave as friends. We will return!
Visited January 2018
Written 22 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Excursion768723
Excursion768723
Thank you Jenny and Bob for the very positive review , we always try to give our guests the best holiday ever on Bequia and having a nice place to stay is top of the list. We hope to see you in the future. Kind regards Dianne and John
Written 23 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

missliss123
missliss123
New York City, NY5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
best swimming pool vista ever !
Bequia is a lovely little Caribbean island, still with the painted colorful houses and vibrant flower filled yards of old. Very charming and quaint. Its is small with lots of curvy hills, and this villa sits about 3/4 of the way up one of the hills less than 10 minutes from the main town. The villa starts on the second story with the garages,pool room and laundry underneath, and so the extra elevation affords one a sweeping view of the countryside below, and the endless ocean vistas. You enter around the rear of the villa down a lovely flower lined pathway and into the kitchen and living area. The entire villa is done out in soothing Caribbean colors, light tile floors, pretty soft turquoises and creams and so although compact, is very soothing to the eye and seems spacious and uncluttered. The kitchen is well equipped with every bowl, plate or glass you may need, including serving and Tupperware (not always a given in these rentals) and so was a pleasure to cook in. The bedrooms are on either side of the great room, with one being reached through the extensive bathroom and walk in closet, which is great if you are travelling with kids as it gives you more separation at night. Both bedrooms lead out to the verandah as well. The bedrooms have very pretty mosquito canopies and very traditional wood beds. The netting is imperative as there are tons of grasshoppers and whatnot at night and it is best to put all the netting down before sunset. We also learned to give a good spray of bug spray behind the furniture and in the closets during the day, when the mossies would be looking for these cool areas to rest in. Once one has a plan in place, it is all quiet manageable -but be aware- you are in the deep tropics here, and there is lots of insects. They are often quite pretty, giant moths and multi colored beetles, and so we really enjoyed seeing them....just as long as they weren't in bed with us. The exterior of the villa, which is almost 50 percent of the space, is magnificent. There is a generous roof overhang for shade and protection from the little rain showers, which happen sporadically, just long enough to cool everything down. There are a couple of seats under the overhang for perching in when one needs respite from the heat. The huge dining table is located in a deep alcove, so it remains cool and dry and a perfect spot for alfresco meals.There are good sun loungers next to the pool. Not in any of the pictures, is an excellent couch and table set at the end of the long verandah under a ingeniously rigged umbrella, where my husband and I enjoyed our morning coffee and watched the sunrise over the ocean- brilliant way to start !!! The pool was a miraculous temperature all day and night- so perfect for swimming at all hours, no waiting for it to 'warm' up. It is cantilevered over the hill, and so the effect is that you are swimming out to sea. There is an underwater ledge at the deep end, ideal for sitting and sipping a cold beer or cocktail and admiring the view. The sky is fantastically large, and watching the little puffs of clouds transverse the sky and cast shadows over the ocean and the out lying islands, was enough to fill all our days. Even our teenagers were taken with how many shades of blue developed as the sunlight played through the clouds and how the ocean glistened, it was truly enthralling. The hosts were lovely people and made us feel welcome immediately, explaining how everything worked. Their house is next door, up a hill and separated from the villa by an extensive and lush garden. They keep a very respectful distance but are there at the drop of a hat if one needs fresh linens or any other thing. The house keeper and grounds man kept the villa crispy clean and were friendly but unobtrusive. One of the highlights of the holiday was the fresh tropical fruit and veg from the "rasta" market down in town- a great bunch of folks who love to haggle and cajole. They will offer you tastes of the sweetest melons and sour sops and mangoes -delicious ! Make sure you walk to each booth first to see who has the best of each item and then try buy a little from each -this keeps it equitable and everyone happy. We never did find the fisherman, which was a disappointment. Beaches and restaurants were lovely, as is the stone walkway along the cliffs in town where all the restaurants were, but honestly our best time was spent on the lovely verandah, eating our day's "catch" of fresh fruit and watching the clouds whizz across the ocean. This villa is better than its pictures and highly recommended.
Visited December 2016
Written 4 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax398887
Relax398887
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, you and your family were an absolute delight and we look forward to welcoming you back again . Bequia is such a special place and still unspoiled by commercialism , lets hope it stays that way a long time to come. Thank you again for your kind words. John and Dianne White
Written 5 April 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BJH888
BJH888
Exeter, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First class location and hospitality
Location is stunning. The facilities reflect the degree of personalised attention given by Dianne and John. Their preferred taxi driver, Noel was always on hand to take you wherever you wanted if you did not want to hire a car. We would highly recommend the villa for couples or families who want that extra special holiday.
Visited November 2016
Written 12 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax398887
Relax398887
Thank you for your kind words, Tamarind Villa is a special place for every one to enjoy this unspoiled Island in the Caribbean
Written 12 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

caribblu
caribblu
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Might impact the availability for our next visit if we were to say anything too good about Tamarind - it's perfect
We stayed for nearly a month at Tamarind and fell in love with Spring Bay and especially the people. The villa is generously proportioned with 2 large bedrooms off the huge lounge / kitchen. Everything is provided for and in excellent condition and the caretakers are truly amazing and close by if you need anything. We lazed away on the sun terrace with nothing to hear apart from the surf in the distance and the odd calls from Hawks high up or the local Rufous-vented Chachalaca which is something never forgotten. The views of the bay across to Baliceaux Islands and Mustique in the far distance were sensational, and the private pool, cool and inviting and a good book and a rum punch and bitters to round it off. To get around we hired a moke from Bronte of Gideontaxi and had a really enjoyable holiday. When you go you'll never want to leave and we need to keep Tamarind a close secret.
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 24 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AnOxfordCouple
AnOxfordCouple
222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunningly beautiful - idyllic
The villa is situated on a hillside overlooking the sea. The views are even better than those shown on the website, they are truly delightful. Also the deck and pool are totally private so you can just saunter out in the morning and RELAX. The pool itself is in the sun all day which makes it nice and warm, but there is also sufficient shade for people like us who do not like to sit in the sun all the time. The villa is in excellent condition and everything is of the best quality. We were met by the owners Dianne and John who had prepared a lovely evening meal for us on arrival. This is not a cheap holiday but if you are looking for a luxurious relaxing hideaway it fits the bill perfectly.
Visited January 2016
Written 1 February 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax398887
Relax398887
Thank you for your most positive review, it was very thoughtful of you to take the time to write it and I am sure other travelers will find your comments helpful when in choosing where to stay on Bequia. Kind regards John and Dianne White
Written 3 February 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Simbowls
Simbowls
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mr
My wife and I stayed at Tamarind for 4 nights in late November. If every rental was like this we would never stay in a hotel again..... John and Dianne arranged for transport from the airport and greeted us as we arrived. A quick tour around showed off the highlights of this beautiful villa, and that evening we tucked into the homemade dinner, fresh bread and beers and wine they had left for us. All were delicious - Dianne is quite a cook. The villa itself is beautifully decorated, and occupies a great position commanding views out over the bay. Spectacular by day and night. Being a small island nothing is more than 15 mins drive away, and we enjoyed exploring the bay's, beaches and hilltops as well as the many beach bars and restaurants. Having said that, the villa is so nice, we typically ended the day with a dip in the pool and food and drinks there whilst taking in the view. One night we treated ourselves to having a chef friend of Diane's come round to cook - do this - the food was exceptional and she is a very fun lady. A fantastic villa in a fantastic location, run by a lovely couple who couldn't do enough to help. The guest book says it all when you have people visiting time and again. We hope to join them by doing so ourselves!
Visited November 2015
Written 24 November 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Excursion768723
Excursion768723
Hi Simon, Thank you for the very excellent review, we have made a few improvement since your stay and we hope you will come back again. Kind regards Dianne and John
Written 23 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mooneymoo2013
Mooneymoo2013
Surrey, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful and secluded honeymoon pure heaven!
We chose Tamarind Villa on Bequia for our Honeymoon in May 2013 because we wanted a luxurious peaceful holiday away from the crowds of other Caribbean destinations. We read the other reviews and thought it looked perfect. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! Tamarind Villa is heavenly, our hosts were so helpful and welcoming. A pot of minestrone soup and freshly baked bread on arrival, just what we needed after a long journey. Diane even arranged to fill the fridge/cupboards with shopping to keep us going for the first few days, in true Bequia style we just had to settle up with Doris in her shop whenever we got a chance- no hurry. The views from the villa are stunning it is very private and very peaceful. We were collected from the airport by lovely Noel in his pick up- the best taxi I have ever been in EVER! We had the option of hiring a car for our trip but opted instead to make use of Noels driving services whilst there- we are fans of a cold beer with lunch after all. His number was already programmed into the prepaid mobile phone that came with Tamarind Villa and on the one occasion he was unable to pick us up he sent his wonderful son to collect us instead. We were there just into the quiet season so he wasn't too busy but should we return would probably rent a vehicle from him at least for a few days to explore more. The Villa itself is exquisite they have thought of every little thing you could possibly need and more. The rooms are large and open with a fantastic high ceiling, the kitchen is fully equipped and the fridge even makes you ice. The TV could have been bigger but was fine for us. We would have enjoyed Air con in the bedrooms at night but that's just us being picky! the sea breeze was cool enough. When you first walk in, it really bowls you over the views are incredible and the property is so beautifully decorated it has the WOW factor. The pool is ample size for a few lengths and dips to cool off with a really cool bench at the deep end. There was lots of outside relaxing space with beautiful furniture and a wonderful outside dining area that we used loads. We dream of coming back here, we had two weeks of bliss here. If you want to get away from it all in style this is your villa.
Visited May 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 19 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
About the neighbourhood
located on the Northern side of Spring Bay
Getting around
A hire vehicle from a reputable company can be pre booked for you at a preferential rate to be waiting on arrival. All we require is a copy of your Driving licence and we will do the rest.
Access
Car advised

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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