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With a superb terrace, a huge (800 square foot) semi-infinity pool and magnificent views that include the two best beaches on Montserrat, the Caribbean Sea, Garibaldi Hill, the Belham River Valley, and all 3000 plus feet of Mount Soufriere itself - this lovely villa has one of the best settings on Montserrat.. Wonderful sunsets over the sea from the house and terrace, you can often see the famous 'green flash' as the sun goes down. The villa is in a private setting and is surrounded by its own gardens, full of flowering trees and shrubs, humming birds, coconut palms, orange, lime and banana trees, a glorious mature almond tree, masses of bougainvillea, hibiscus and oleander, plus many others - this beautiful villa was built in the nineties to a colonial style and is set high amongst the many wooded, hillside acres of the most exclusive development on Montserrat. This is Caribbean style and quality at its finest. Beautiful high ceilings, double opening doors from each bedroom on to the covered verandas that run right around the house, lots of light and living space, cooled by the trade breezes with glorious views from every room. There are two main bedrooms, each with a well-fitted bathroom, both with showers and one with a Jacuzzi bath. One has twin beds the other a king-size double. There is also a gallery room which can be used as a third, children’s bedroom by prior arrangement - the house is perfect for one or two couples wanting maximum space, comfort and privacy. (For larger parties we can arrange consolidation with other villas on this very special estate). New additions for 2014 include an exercise bike, and a great, reflector telescope. Clear air and almost zero light pollution make for some of the best night sky viewing you will find anywhere.
The kitchen has just been re-fitted with locally crafted red-cedar solid timber, a new cooker and dishwasher, with a sizable inventory of equipment including a vast, American style fridge/freezer with built in ice dispenser, plus a coffee maker, breadmaker, microwave, slow cooker and a mixer. The magnificent and very sizeable terrace has a high degree of privacy for that all-over suntan, and great views in every direction. The fully tiled 40 foot swimming pool has a diving board, steps at both ends, built in underwater lighting, and a full safety ledge around the whole pool. There is a separate garage, a wash and drying room, and ample car parking. The rental package includes private transport to and from the airport or ferry terminal, and the services of both a maid and a gardener for one day in each week. Pre-stocking of the bar and fridge can be arranged at client cost, as can extra days of maid service. A 4wd drive hire car can also be made available at a nominal cost. Close by are a number of excellent restaurants, including the highly regarded and beautifully sited Olveston House (belonging to Sir George and Lady Martin), and Watermelon Cottage, run by the truly charming Trevor in his own wonderfully quirky house.
The island itself is very much the West Indies as it was 50 years ago, the Caribbean at its best. Mountainous, green, very beautiful, the friendliest people you will find on the planet, almost completely crime-free, and absolutely full of true West Indian quirkiness and character. There are no resort hotels or cruise ship terminals, thus zero mass tourism. Access is via Antigua, St Kitts or St Martin by air (10 minutes from Antigua) or by ferry. There are daily flights from UK and US to Antigua. Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory and has a resident British Governor. No visas are required in advance of arrival for US, Canadian or EU passport holders. Everyone speaks English, and there is a great mixture of resident Montserrations plus expat British, American and Canadian property owners and residents.
Gallery bedroom for use by prior arrangement only...moreless
Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single
En suite. Private veranda, sea and pool views....moreless
Bedroom 1: 1 king
En suite. Verandas to front and rear. Sea and pool views....moreless
Both are high ceilinged (waxed timber) with fans, they are cool and well ventilated, each has huge, shuttered and screened windows, great views and double doors leading on to the verandas.
They are at opposite ends of the house thus giving maximum privacy for two couples sharing.
At night you can often hear gentle surf breaking down on the beach....moreless
Both bathrooms have showers and are fully tiled, one also has jacuzzi bath....moreless
Nearby access to the famous Air Studios, now defunt but the place where so many famous musicians recorded including The Beatles, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Sting, and many, many others.
Also access to the southern area of the island, which was vacated when the volcano became active in the mid-nineties and the old capital of Plymouth was partially buried by ash.
Once you discover Montserrat you will definitely want to return. Very green, mountainous and beautiful, there are many mountain and jungle walking trails for all ages....moreless
A selection of books in the house. Also a good free exchange service at a nearby restaurant (Gourmet Garden), and quite a good library in Brades....moreless
Turtle nesting and lots of birdlife on the beaches below the villa. You will often have the beach to yourselves. Beach fishing possible. Swimming is good.
Whales and manatees have been sighted....moreless
The villa looks over the best beach on Montserrat....moreless
Set on a wooded hillside the villa overlooking the best two beaches on the island....moreless
Salem is 5 minutes away and good for local bars, restaurants and shops....moreless
Golf Course Front:
A golf course is being constructed down in the valley below the villa....moreless
Golf Course View:
There is a nearby small 9 hole private course, and plans in hand for a full 18 hole course to be built in the valley below the villa....moreless
Wonderful mountain and jungle walks, with guides if requested....moreless
Great views of Mount Soufriere and the surrounding hills...moreless
Near The Ocean:
Very. You will hear the gentle surf at night...moreless
Spectacular ocean views, looking south and west, so great sunsets....moreless
Beachfront. A long, long and very quiet beach with no buildings except for one small beach bar/restaurant. Unspoilt and natural. A resident pelican population. Yachts often anchor off the beach....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Inside 6 seater dining table and a 4 seater terrace dining table....moreless
Seating for 6 people
Fitness Room / Equipment:
There is a good cycling machine in the house....moreless
Wifi broadband, good service.
There is a desk-top computer and printer that can be used by guests....moreless
Substantial area, great for entertaining, sunbathing, games etc., or just relaxing and enjoying the views....moreless
A new golf-course is planned for the valley immediately below the villa. In the meantime there is a 9 hole chipping course nearby....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Lawns all around the property, full of tropical plants, flowering shrubs and trees, palms. You often see iguanas and agutis, plus wild chickens, humming birds, and occasionally a visiting goat....moreless
There are tennis courts avaialbe for hire about 2 miles away....moreless
Water Sports Gear:
Diving gear, instruction, Padi courses, all can be arranged nearby....moreless
Pool / Spa
Huge 40 ft, fully tiled pool with semi- infinity feature, underwater lighting, diving board, steps at both ends, and safety ledge all around. This is a great pool with views across the valley and sea....moreless
Summer season Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
winter season Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
There is a permanent, on-island property manager always contactable to answer queries or sort problems during your stay.
The owners car can also be rented for the duration of your stay at a very reasonable charge.
Any queries please do email direct, Jon Nunns - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Montserrat is very mountainous and beautiful, very green and wooded with special flora and fauna and spectacular scenery. Nature at it's very best. There are lots of mountain and jungle walks and excellent guides are available. The National Trust h/q and botanical gardens are only about a mile away.
The beaches are often deserted.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: I am a semi-retired British yachtsman and balloon and airship commercial pilot. Very widely travelled, I settled on Montserrat as being one of the loveliest and friendliest places I have ever been fortunate enough to visit.
Why the Owner Chose Old Towne: In a really superb location, with wonderful sea and mountain views, great sunsets, privacy and peace. I find it hard to imagine a better property or location in which to simply relax and enjoy. To sit by the pool, on the terrace in the late afternoon and watch the sun setting over the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by nature at its very best, and with a cold drink to hand - these are the magic moments in life.
After some years of full-time ocean cruising I thought long and hard about where to put down some roots, the Caribbean held the greatest appeal and Montserrat ticked all the boxes. When I found Lime Tree House I was content, it was perfect for my needs. I'm glad to say that my guests all find the same.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: The views, the pool, the terrace and verandas, the peace and privacy, the night skies, a truly delightful place to be.
I've recently installed a large reflector telescope to take advantage of those wonderful night skies, this is available to be used by guests. Also just added are a barbecue, and an exercise bike.
Primary:+01664 4918147Th is number to March 2015, then the UK number