Inis Ealu – Island Escape. Privacy, Luxury, Breathtaking Views
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Woodlands villa description
Inis Ealu’s panoramic views from the entry drive and from virtually every room in the house command your attention - verdant national forest on both sides and the blue Caribbean stretch out before you. This new villa (completed in 2006) in beautiful Olveston is built on a ridge that stands out towards the sea to the northwest, and offers stunning views of sea, sunsets, and the neighboring islands. Our home offers a pool, comfortable and tasteful furnishings, and is but a 15 minute walk (or three minute drive) from a very private and beautiful beach. Grocery store and restaurants are nearby, as well. The villa is on a cul-de-sac in a quiet residential neighborhood, and offers the utmost in privacy, comfort, and relaxation.
Welcome to Inis Ealu: Welcome to our home, Inis Éalú, the Irish Gaelic (pronounced “Inish Ayloo”) for Island Escape. We chose this name to reflect the Irish heritage of Montserrat, and to describe our favorite place in the world to go to escape our frantic lives. Everything else about our home is all about Caribbean living, from the blue steel roof that matches the brilliant sea stretching out before you, to the relaxed, casual, and open feel of the home.
Private and Beautiful: The view as you approach the house is spectacular! Located at the end of Sweet Lime Lane, Olveston, in the safe zone of Montserrat, it is the only house at the end of a cul-de-sac on a ridge reaching across lush national forest to the blue sea beyond. Our home is in a quiet but friendly neighborhood, where you will enjoy privacy and peace.
The views continue as you enter the front door - the house was designed to open the living areas to the outdoors as much as practical and capture the views and cooling tradewinds from every room. Sliding doors disappear into the walls to allow free passage from every room to the outside for both you and the breeze.
Home away from home: We have furnished our home in Montserrat to be as comfortable and complete as our home in Florida so that we enjoy all the comforts of home at either place. Careful thought went into providing every convenience that we have come to expect. You will find a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, hair dryers and makeup mirrors, and plentiful linens and kitchen implements, as well as a large gas grill. There are pool toys, cards, and a few games for those so inclined, and a collection of DVDs, books, and CDs.
What you will probably appreciate most about our home, however, are the views, the pool, the proximity to beaches, and the relaxing atmosphere that we hope you find renews and recharges you as it does us when we are in our Monserrat home.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the layout of the house (2nd BR has private entrance), Inis Ealu is not appropriate for families with children under age 12.
- 2 story
- 1750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Not Suitable For Children:
Because the 2nd bedroom is downstairs and has a separate entrance, and because the deep end of the pool is elevated high off the ground, this property is not appropriate for children under age 12. Your safety is our first concern!...moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Both bedrooms have private ensuite baths (bathrooms 1 and 2), and there is a half-bath for guests. Bathroom 4 is an outdoor coldwater shower in the yard for rinsing off. All linens, including beach towels, are provided, as well as magnifying makeup mirrors and hairdryers in both full baths....moreless
- Well equipped kitchen has all appliances (gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator-ice-maker), linens, generous collection of nice dinnerware, utensils, flatware, etc. Everything needed for preparing a gourmet meal is at your fingertips. Granite countertops include a small eating bar at the kitchen, and a pass-through to the lanai making dining outdoors most pleasant. Indoor dining table seats six, and another table on lanai seats four to six. A mahogany bar there seats two. Living room has sliding doors that open the indoor living area to the outdoor living space. Comfortable sofa and chairs are provided if you choose to relax indoors in front of the flatscreen TV, but we prefer to do most of our living outdoors. Plenty of comfortable chairs make the lanai our favorite spot to watch the water, enjoy the pool, and dine. Bedrooms are large, both w/ ensuite baths. Upstairs master has private deck by pool; downstairs guest suite has private patio overlooking garden and sea. ...moreless
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Rain Forests
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Living Room:
- Linens Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- ISDN Access
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Paper Towels
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Housekeeper Optional
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Porch / Veranda:
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Inis Ealu - a beautiful island escape
Inis Ealu - a beautiful island escape
Hi Sherin & Jace, Well, I guess all good things must come to an end. We were met in Ottawa by ice and snow. How different from Montserrat. We just wanted to thank you for an incredible months stay at your beautiful home. It was breathtaking in every way. Our son was there for a week of sensational diving and he just finished piecing together a you tube video of his underwater dives. If you'd like a peek, go to the you tube site and enter "scuba diving in Montserrat 2012". When he gets back from Cayman, he'll post the memorable rides up to Jack Boy and Garabaldi. We want to thank you for making Montserrat an adventure we'll always remember. Your beautiful home, the grapefruits, bananas and coconuts growing on the trees in the back yard (we used the coconut milk to make rice & shrimps one evening), the beautiful flowers around the property, Olveston House ("hi" from Margaret and Carol-this was our favorite restaurant), The Green Monkey, Scuba Montserrat, Air Studios, Garabaldi Lookout, Jack Boy Hill, Gourmet Gardens, the path over mountaintop to Rendex-vous Beach, The Attic, Ziggy's, Royal Palms, Tina's Restaurant, Pont's (John Ponteen says hi), Socacabana, the MVO - all made our stay so memorable. We loved the fireflies at night, the incredible rainbows after a rainfall and "Gooey" the egret who entertained us every day with his hunting skills. I was able to pick up some old commemorative stamps depicting the Soufriere eruption, Columbus's discovery of Montserrat, the 200th Anniversary commerating Charles Darwin and a stamp issued to celebrate Princess Diana. Troy's boat trip to Plymouth was incredible; you have to be there to understand what total devastation is. The people of Montserrat are extremely friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home when you visit. We managed to get out every morning for long walks that gave us a bird's eye view of smoking Soufriere volcanoe. We found some German wines to complement the fresh bread/rolls from Peters Bakery. There's a new business in town called Umpires-they have wholewheat bagels (delicious) and a very large variety of frozen beef, chicken and shrimp. Many thanks for everything. Anne, Brian & Dan Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Guest Brian B.
- Date of stay 01/12/12
- Review Submitted 02/13/12
incredibly beautiful villa in an amazing place
incredibly beautiful villa in an amazing place
Inis Ealu is an incredibly beautiful villa in an amazing place. The attention to fine detail was clearly visible inside and outside as well. The rooms are large and bright with well placed ceiling fans that were seldom needed. The location on the top of the ridge kept it cool, breezy, and very comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with everything a good cook might need. The villa is very private and blessedly quiet, The views of the mountains and the sea were ever changing, especially the vivid colorful sunsets that were tinted by the volcanic ash. The exculsion zone had opened the day before our arrival, so it is now possible to drive into the villages south of the Bellham Valley. The sights to be seen there are almost impossible to describe. In some ways it looked like the end of the world as these areas have endured the brunt of the eruptions. The plant life is glorious, the guavas and jamun fruits are abundant and delicious and can be found throughout Cork Hill and the village of Weekes. With the volcanic activity low and a large part of the exclusion zone open to daytime entry, you can see incredible views of the destruction of Plymouth from the safety of nearby Richmond Hill. These are sights not to be missed, Plymouth really is a modern day Pompeii. And after a day of exploration, the cool refreshing infinity pool awaits back at the villa. There's no better way to end the day than with a rum punch on the verandah watching the sky glowing pink and purple with the mysterious Redonda island off in the distance. One word of caution...there is a spring at Runaway Gut. Legend has it, if you drink from the spring you'll come back to Montserrat: "if you drink the waters from this burn, to Montserrat you will return." I sipped from the spring in 2008.... then returned in 2010, and now again in 2011, so be warned!
- Guest M T.
- Date of stay 11/05/11
- Review Submitted 11/24/11
A truly one-of-a-kind-place, our stay at Inis Ealu was the perfect backdrop to a wonderful week in Montserrat. The house was clean, comfortable (even with no A/C!!), and more than adequate for two couples. Whether relaxing by the pool, cooking a meal or just soaking in the view of Nevis and Redonda this villa will not disappoint. The villa is located near some great restaurants, as well as fantastic beaches and everything else is a relatively easy drive away. Its location also offers all the privacy you will need, as we never were disturbed by another person (roosters notwithstanding!). Montserrat is a wonderful destination for those seeking a true Caribbean getaway. Those seeking the resort and/or casino vacation need not apply! The brightest spot of our entire trip was how friendly and sincere everyone we met was. You always hear how friendly the locals are, etc., etc., when traveling, but I can assure you that Montserrat is the definition of friendly. A fantastic Caribbean Experience, all made better by staying at Inis Ealu. Our Personal Recommendations (when not at Inis Ealu): Beaches: Bunkum Bay, Rendevous (worth the kayak rental!), Lime Kiln, Little Bay Restaurants: Olveston House (best on the island), Pont’s Beach View (great owner, great food and the best atmosphere), The Attic (can’t beat the Fish lunch), Gourmet Gardens (best Schnitzel in the Caribbean!!), 4B’s (best pizza!), Royal Palm (best location, most expensive!) Rental Car: Get one! Must have: Rooster’s Hot Sauce Oh, and there is a volcano that is pretty cool to see as well! Thanks Jace and Sheri for sharing!!
- Guest Blackbeard (USA)
- Date of stay 06/05/10
- Review Submitted 06/15/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
a perfect piece of paradise
a perfect piece of paradise
On our third visit to Montserrat we chose to stay at inis ealu. This is our first stay at inis ealu and let me tell you it is absolutely fantastic. The size of the villa is perfect, the pool is perfect...it's all perfect. Tucked away on a cul-de-sac just a hop skip and a jump away from a phenomenal beach and a few restaurants....even a grocery store...all within a short walk. If you want a relaxing vacation and a place to call home.....in a location that is not bustling with tourists....where you mostly hear only birds and tree frogs....this just may be the place for you. Kick back and enjoy.....we did.
- Guest kkrockss (KK)
- Date of stay 04/18/10
- Review Submitted 05/14/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
My wife, 13-year old daughter and I stayed at Inis Ealu in February and had an absolutely incredible stay. Inis Ealu is a fantastic villa with views that just don't get any better. The villa was very well-equipped, clean and super comfortable. Although we could have stayed all seven days at the villa, we did journey out and never had a shortage of things to do. The volcano was quite active the week before, so we enjoyed some amazing opportunities to witness, first hand, one of the most powerful wonders of nature. Lime Kiln Beach is a very short drive away and was never a disappointment. It seemed to change every time we went. The black sand beaches were awesome as was the fact that we were almost always the only ones there. The locals are great people and, given the opportunity, love to visit about their island and all there is to offer. Food is plentiful. The hard part was deciding whether to eat at one of the great local restaurants (Olveston House and Ziggy's are a must) or stay in, cook dinner and eat on the veranda. Oh, and finally....the pool. Ah yes, the pool and the view from it made our stay absolutely perfect. We wil definitely visit Montserrat again. Hopefully Inis Ealu will be available when we do. Thank you Jace and Sheri!
- Guest Clint Erb (Helena, Montana)
- Date of stay 02/17/10
- Review Submitted 03/01/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
The Enis Ealu is the perfect escape. From a lovely view of the ocean to the beautiful trees, you couldn't ask for a better location. The house is so perfectly appointed that you will wish your own home had such wonderful and considerate ammenities. Their attention to detail is superb making a stay there heavenly. The house is equiped with anything you might want. The beds are perfect as the ocean lulls you to sleep. The plentiful ceiling fans insures that the temperature is always perfect. The walls open up to the outside so that even on the couch you may see the beautiful sea and feel as though you are part of nature. The pool is absolute perfection. Standing in the pool watching the sunset has to be one of those unforgetable experiences. We looked at several villas and must say that Enis Ealu is by far the best place to stay while in Monserrat. Plus the owners, Jace and Shari make you feel like family. I can't imagine a better villa or a better all around experience. Thank you! We will be back! Kara, Wendy and Kim
- Guest kara, kim and wendy (new york city)
- Date of stay 02/11/09
- Review Submitted 02/26/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
$1500.00/ week High season -$1000.00/ week Summer. A 7% visitors tax will be charged by the islandA deposit of 50% of the total price is due at the time of booking. Upon receipt of your bank draft, you will receive written confirmation of your reservation. Final payment is due 30 days before departure. For bookings made less than 30 days previous to departure, full payment is due at the time of booking. Minimum one week stay, with additional days or longterm rental considered. Last minute bookings also accepted with wire transfer ($15 fee) Cancellation: All moneys paid are subject to forfeit dependent upon villa being re-rented for the period of the canceled rental. If the villa is re-rented, then a full refund will be made, less a $100.00 cancellation charge and the cost of foreign exchange.
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Inis Ealu - your view from the master bedroom.
View from the pool deck
Living Room opens to deck
Master Bedroom 1
Arriving at Inis Ealu
South side of Inis Ealu
Outdoor Living and kitchen pass
Master Bedroom 2
Living Dining Area
View to the east
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