This is a love-at-first-sight Bequia villa and has attracted many of repeat bookings. The house has astounding views over the ocean and Grenadine Islands and is only very short drive from the west and south coast beaches and restaurants including Jacks Bar on Princess Margaret Beach.
Designed by British-based architect Jake Edgley, who trained with Sir Norman Foster, the house offers her guests a unique holiday of barefoot sophistication. Mangwana villa is a dramatic example of a new generation of contemporary Caribbean architecture, set in a truly spectacular location. The brief to the architect was to produce something with a high ‘wow’ factor that is very comfortable to live in with lots of natural ventilation.
The design is inspired by traditional Moroccan courtyard houses, where a series of intimate spaces surround water, providing shelter from the sun throughout the day and with cooling breezes from the pool.
Each bedroom tower has a living space below and a private access stair. To the north of the courtyard a large hall provides eating and dining areas, and creates a sequence of spaces from the spectacular mezzanine entrance , through the public hall to the private towers beyond and then finally a huge balcony suspended high over the treetops.
Looking south from a height of 600 ft down over the jewel-like southern Grenadines, the infinity pool has jaw-dropping views.
You enter Mangwana at mezzanine level directly into a vast living area with vaulted ceiling, open- plan kitchen and magnificent 16 ft high Brazilian hardwood doors which in turn open onto the pool and frame one of the villa’s many stunning views. There is a peaceful walled garden on the shaded south-west side with a large terrace to the east for outside eating, BBQ’s and dancing. Mangwana is a family house with endless opportunities for fun and relaxation. It has its own games room and TV room. Amenities include table tennis, table football, a rowing machine and massage table, plus an area for petanque (boules) in the grounds below.
Mangwana’s six cool and breezy bedrooms are large and versatile. Two have king-sized beds whilst the remaining four have twin beds which can be put together to make king sized doubles. Five of the six bathrooms are en suite; two of them open to the night skies. All bedrooms have their own private balconys, over looking the pool on one side and the second looking outwards over the ever-changing seascape.
Mangwana’s six exquisite en-suite bathrooms have been expertly styled. The chic design is sure to impress and matches the rest of the Villa’s outstanding appearance.
Mangwana is a family house with endless opportunities for fun and relaxation. It has its own games room and TV room. Amenities include table tennis, table football, a rowing machine and massage table, plus an area for petanque (boules) in the grounds below.
Alongside the divine swimming pool, there is a peaceful walled garden on the shaded south-west side with a large terrace to the east for outside eating, BBQ’s and dancing. From the wooden sun deck at tree top level, there are captivating 300 degree views encompassing Battowia and Balliceaux to the east, Mustique (only six miles away) to the southeast, the islands of the south Grenadines and Bequia’s own leeward side with its beautiful beaches.