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Gorgeous Sea Views, a Great Swimming Pool, Privacy and a Beautiful Villa

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From veranda. The trees have since been trimmed back expanding the view further

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Last updated: 09/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Old Towne villa description

With a superb terrace, a huge (800 square foot) semi-infinity pool and magnificent views that include the best beach 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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Car Available

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside the house....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • 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

          • Bedroom 3: 2 child bed

            Gallery bedroom for use by prior arrangement only...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

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                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

              • DVD Player:

                Yes, built in to TV....moreless

              • Game Room:

                The whole terrace area....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Yes, either via TV or separate player with radio, cd, and USB facility....moreless

              • Television:

                cable, multi-channel...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Some in house, local hire available...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Rain Forests
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                Turtle nesting and lots of birdlife on the beaches below the villa. You will often have the beach to yourselves. Beach fishing possible. Swimming possible....moreless

              • Beach View:

                The villa looks over the best beach on Montserrat....moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Set on a wooded hillside the villa overlooks the best beach on the island....moreless

              • Downtown:

                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

              • Mountain:

                Wonderful mountain and jungle walks, with guides if requested....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Great views of Mount Soufriere and the surrounding hills...moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                Very. You will hear the gentle surf at night...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Spectacular ocean views, looking south and west so great sunsets....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Great views out across the Caribbean sea....moreless

              • Resort:

                No such thing on Montserrat, thankfully....moreless

              • River:

                The Belham river and valley is immediately below the house....moreless

              • Rural:

                Very. A small number of other villas are scattered around, all with a high degree of privacy....moreless

              • Town:

                Brades, the main island town, is a 15 minute drive away. A good and very scenic coast road to get there. Taxis or minibuses available, but a hire car is recommended.....moreless

              • Village:

                Salem (see downtown)...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                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

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Inside 6 seater dining table and a 4 seater terrace dining table....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                There is a good cycling machine in the house....moreless

              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet:

                Wifi broadband, good service. There is a desk-top computer and printer that can be used by guests....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Large, open plan living and dining areas....moreless

              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Separate laundry room...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Kitchen:

                Newly refitted in red cedar. Well lit and well equipped. Bread-maker, slow cooker, coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, everything you are likely to need....moreless

              • Microwave:

                yes...moreless

              • Oven:

                gas/electric...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Everything necessary inc. slow roaster, breadmaker, electric mixer etc...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Large, upright fridge/freezer with icemaker/dispenser....moreless

              • Stove:

                Large, new gas oven and 4 ring hob with grill...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                These are very much features of the property, the verandas go around all sides, with a sizeable area to the front and opening direct off the lounge and suitable for dining and entertaining...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Mountain bikes can be hired, we will pre-arrange these on request....moreless

              • Boat:

                Small boats can be hired....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Substantial area, great for entertaining, sunbathing, games etc., or just relaxing and enjoying the views....moreless

              • Golf:

                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

              • Tennis:

                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

                  • Private Pool:

                    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

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter season
                          Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          £175
                          £1,200 £3,600
                          Summer season
                          Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £750 £2,200
                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          £175
                          £1,200 £3,600
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          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 - skyops@hotmail.com


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                          Last updated: 09/30/2014
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                          Location

                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          A 20 minute drive to the north.
                          1000 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Plenty to choose from
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          From Little Bay to Antigua or St Kitts
                          900 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Olveston House or Gourmet Gardens.
                          900 Metres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Old Town and Isles Bay beaches are right below.

                          Car: Recommended

                          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.

                           

                          Owner info

                          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.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • From veranda. The trees have since been trimmed back expanding the view further

                            From veranda. The trees have since been trimmed back expanding the view further

                          • From terrace looking down on the valley and beach. This is where the sun sets.

                            From terrace looking down on the valley and beach. This is where the sun sets.

                          • There are lots of sun-loungers, and great space for entertaining.

                            There are lots of sun-loungers, and great space for entertaining.

                          • Terrace, pool and almond tree (since trimmed right back)

                            Terrace, pool and almond tree (since trimmed right back)

                          • From private access road. The grounds go right around the villa and are fenced.

                            From private access road. The grounds go right around the villa and are fenced.

                          • Lounge area. The patio windows look out over the sea.

                            Lounge area. The patio windows look out over the sea.

                          • From terrace. Each bedroom has double doors to the verandah and great views.

                            From terrace. Each bedroom has double doors to the verandah and great views.

                          • From veranda looking over the garden and Garibaldi Hill

                            From veranda looking over the garden and Garibaldi Hill

                          • From veranda dining area looking southwest.

                            From veranda dining area looking southwest.

                          • The entrance to the private estate of Isles Bay Plantation. Just 7 lovely villas

                            The entrance to the private estate of Isles Bay Plantation. Just 7 lovely villas

                          • Another of Mount Soufriere from the terrace.

                            Another of Mount Soufriere from the terrace.

                          • Great space for relaxing, fabulous views of sea and mountains.

                            Great space for relaxing, fabulous views of sea and mountains.

                          • Front of the villa, it faces south over the sea. The verandas wrap right around.

                            Front of the villa, it faces south over the sea. The verandas wrap right around.

                          • All 800 square feet of the swimming pool. It has a safety ledge all round.

                            All 800 square feet of the swimming pool. It has a safety ledge all round.

                          • View from dining veranda. The trees have since been cut back to open the view.

                            View from dining veranda. The trees have since been cut back to open the view.

                          • From gate off the private road. The garage now has an electric up and over door.

                            From gate off the private road. The garage now has an electric up and over door.

                          • Lounge area

                            Lounge area

                          • Dining area and gallery. Cool, high waxed timber ceilings throughout.

                            Dining area and gallery. Cool, high waxed timber ceilings throughout.

                          • Terrace at sunset

                            Terrace at sunset

                          • From veranda looking southeast across the Belham Valley.

                            From veranda looking southeast across the Belham Valley.

                          • From terrace looking towards entrance gateway and private road.

                            From terrace looking towards entrance gateway and private road.

                          • All 3,500 feet of the magnificent Mount Soufriere. It's different every day.

                            All 3,500 feet of the magnificent Mount Soufriere. It's different every day.

                          • Terrace dining area.

                            Terrace dining area.

                          • The (blue) woodwork is to be repainted in a darker blue/green this summer (2014)

                            The (blue) woodwork is to be repainted in a darker blue/green this summer (2014)

                          £107 - £175 per night (GBP)
                          8

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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                          Member since: 2012
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated 09/30/2014
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                          When in Montserrat the number is +1664 4918147

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