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Spectacular Panaramic View - Sea ,,Mountains, Isles Bay & Old Towne Bay Beaches

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View from Pool Deck of Isles Bay and Old Towne Beach

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Last updated: 05/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Old Towne villa description

Much sought after Comfortable, Well Located and Spacious Two Bedroom - both en suite - Villa set in an acre of well stocked gardens with beautiful shrubs and numerous fruit trees. Previous Tenants and Owners Guests have stayed on many occassions in this since the property was acquired in 1995. A great position making good use of the gentle trade winds with some of the best views on island. The best and longest beach on island with good shaded facilities is within easy walking distance and also popular, well stocked supermarket and three good restaurants. Welcome to our house in Paradise - you will not be disappointed and you will be well looked after by both Martin and Aidee, his wife, who manage our property and live nearby.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Villa
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Smoking Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Master Bedroom 20' x 14' with Ensuite Shower Room : 1 king

                Bedroom & Ensuite painted white & varnished wooden ceiling...moreless

              • Guest Bedroom 11'x 11' and Ensuite Shower Room : 2 twin/ single

                Bedroom & Ensuite painted white & varnished wooden ceiling...moreless

              • Two Good Large Bright Bedrooms both with overhead electric fans/ light, full (Master) half ( Guest ) length framed wall mirrors, bedside tables and lamps and ensuite bathrooms. Bedrooms have triple aspect views Master onto the garden and Guest onto Pool, Garden and Mountains. Both have Good sized hanging wardrobes, two sets of Chest of Drawers/ Dressing Tables in Master and Chest of Drawers in Guest together with Spacious Shelved Cupboard in Master which also has second Television in upper cupboard and lockable cupboard for tenants use. Please note there is Ample storage facilities downstairs for Suitcases beyond the Laundry Room...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Guest Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom 7' x 6': toilet, shower

                Hand Basin, Bathroom Cabinet and sunken shower / tub...moreless

              • Master Bedroom En Suite Bathroom 7' x 6': toilet, shower

                Hand Basin, Bathroom Cupboard and Sunked shower / tub ...moreless

              • Both bathrooms have frosted glass windows, walls are painted white and are half tiled, each with two sets of spotlights and tiled edged bathroom mirrors. Off White floor tiles are same colour throughout both bedrooms and living / dining and kitchen areas...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • A Visit to either the top of Garibaldi Hill or Richmond Hill in the uninhabited part of the island are a must to view the devastation of the island's old capital - Plymouth. A visit to the deserted Air Studios owned by Sir George Martin and where the likes to The Beatles, Boy George, Sting, Eric Clapton recorded some of their best albums is high on the Agenda of most visitors. For those seeking adventure then a guided hike into the mountains may appeal in search of the famous Montserrat Oriel, Mountain Chicken ( Large Frogs) and other wild life unique to Montserrat. For those who are divers then a search of the old coral reef for fish only seen in these waters might be the climax of a super holiday. Drink the water at Runaway Gaut to ensure your return to the beautiful island of Montserrat...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Mostly fictional titles available to borrow from well stocked bookcase plus a few reference and cookery books - However Books can be borrowed from Montserrat Library located in Brades...moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    Rental DVDs are availble ffrom Karishma Stores in the North or Oriel Restaurant at Brades...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Ipod and Nano Stand ONLY - provided with built in speakers...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable TV has provision for 62 channels but only a few are not plagues with adverts hence suggestion to use Netflix/ Lovefilm facility...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Sony - CDs ( 51 already loaded) plus Tape and Radio player supplied and wired to 5 speaker system. Numerous tapes and CD are available for your use....moreless

                  • Television:

                    New Samsung TV supplied together with connector cable to your laptop so that Netflix or Lovefilm subscription services can be shown on larger screen...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Video of Magic of Montserrat and History of Montserrat in small library are worth viewing. Blank tapes are available for your use if you want to record any televised programs ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Volcano
                  • Waterfalls

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • 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:

                    Isles Bay and Old Towne Bay Beach are about 500 feet below the level of our home - there you have a lovely kilometer walk with shaded areas to rest and lovely calm sea in which to swim...moreless

                  • Mountain:

                    Lovely mountain views and numerous wonderful hikes - 15 mins away - to be enjoyed by all - best to have a guide until you are familiar with the terrain...moreless

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    A lovely stroll down the hill for your early morning swim in the sea and good cardiovascular exercise coming back home unless you hitch a lift...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Salem is about 15 mins walk away uphill - plenty of bars and food stalls and supermarkets at least it is downhill on the way home with your shopping...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    12' x 10' alcove with sliding doors on to small balcony with electic ceiling fan/lights - built in drinks cabinets and recessed cutlery drawers & cupboards with serving area and mirrored wall tiles ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Air Conditioning not required because of the lay out of property vis a vis trade winds. However each room has overhead electric fans and there is a free standing electric cooling fan also available...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Clothes can be hung indoors in laundry room of storage room under balcony if rain is forecast but better to use outside lines below swimming pool for faster drying - Pegs supplied....moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Gym not required - a brief work up and down Bishops View Road at 6.30am will keep you in peak performance but earlier hikes can be organised - see owners notes. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Very rarely used in recent times but free standing electric heater with fan availble on request of Martin our local manager....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Security Password protected - details are included in comprehensive set of notes left in property for tenants - ethernet cable supplied in case of problems with WiFi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Three sets of Doubles Seets and Pillows Cases provided for Master Bedroom and numerous single sheets available for Guest Beds plus Bedspreads and Pillows for both rooms ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Beautifully ceiling six sided Living Room accessed from Front Door Porch and internal Lobby Area. Well stocked bookcase above entertainment cupboards...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Best to park car outside front door to keep interior cool - parking space for 3 more cars and safe parking on grass verge outside front gates...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Fax machine is available on 491- 5625 but needs to be manually connected before use...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Good supply of towels provided for house and pool but please bring towels for personal beach use ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Good seven cycle 110 vols Whirlpool washing machine ...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Cafetiere type only - bring supply of your favourite grond coffee - not a great selection on island ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Everyday set of Crockery - Dishwasher and Microwave usable in kitchen cupboards together with numerous dishes for cooking and serving...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Full sized under counter Whirlpool Dishwasher ...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen 15' x 12' Triple Aspect Sea and Garden Views. E./ Fan. Walls are half tiled and well furnished with a number of wall and below work surface drawers and cupboards. 240/110 volts available...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Sharp 650 watts model small but reliable...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Good supply of pots,frying pans, set of steamers and wok and full range of cooking utencils...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Large sized 110volt Frigidaire Gallery with ample Freezer unit above...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    General Electric Cooker 240volt with ceramic 4 place hob and self cleaning oven below...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Covered Balcony - three dimming wall lights and two pool spot lights. Table seats 6 plus seating area on top of low level wall overlooking pool. Lockable Door lead to 3 steps to pool deck...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Walled and Secure Covered Balcony overlooks pool and surrounding tiled deck - two wooden and two metal framed loungers are available upon request from Martin for use around pool or in gardens below...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    We live in hope that one day the proposed reinstatement of the Belham Valley Golf Course will become a reality in the meantime we can only dream !!...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Apart for the well stocked sloping and Flamboyant shaded half acre plot that immediately surrounds the villa - we also own the well shaded lanscaped plot next door. Ask Martin for any available fruit...moreless

                  • Tennis
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Dive School located in the North but also ask Coral Cay Conservation Group located 200 yards down the road in Taj Mahal as they have qualified divers in their team of 25 management and volunteers....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        26' x 16' Pool serviced by Dagen - our pool man who comes twice a week - Monday & Thursday to clean & check chemical levels...moreless

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Mid Season
                              May 17 - Oct 31, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              £120
                              £750 £2,200
                              High Season
                              Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              £175
                              £1,200 £3,600
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                              Location

                              6 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              About 25 mins drive to the North -
                              800 Metres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              A selection of Bars and Night Clubs in Salem
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              About 20 mins to the port at Little Bay
                              500 Metres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Olveston House - George Martin's residence in Jan
                              500 Metres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Leisurely walk downhill to beach I kilometer long

                              Car: Recommended

                              Most visitors arrive here on island at the John Osborne Airport in the North while a few of the brave ones opt for the longer ferry crossing into Little Bay - All are struck by the mountainous, very lush terrain and most importantly the warm welcome from the residents of Montserrat with its strong Irish Heritage dating back to 1600's. It does not take long to realise that you have arrived in Paradise when your passport is stamped with a shamrock, where the Patron Saint is St Patrick and 75% of the names in the local telephone directory are from Irish Origin. An interesting fact is that slavery was abolished in Montserrat before the Wilberforce Act was inacted,in 1807 so many of the slaves, unlike those on the other Caribbean islands, who returned to West Africa, decided to stay and marry the Irish slaves and indented servants and this undoubtedly produced the very friendly nature of the residents of Montserrat.

                              As a consequence - Montserrat is the closest you will get to visiting an Irish Colony with the added security of a resident British Governor, who is responsible for Law and Order on one of the few remaining British Independent Overseas Territories.

                              It is thanks to the UK Government, that vast sums of money have been spent to keep Montserrat open with a population of only 5,000 compared with 12,000 prior to 1995, when the volcano first erupted. Now, after 3 years of no significant volcanic activity, the scientists have decreed that it is more likely for Montserrat to be hit by a hurricane than to see the resumption of volcanic activity. So now the use of the British Government Aid Fund is more directed towards capital projects to reflect this positive outlook from the volcanologists. In March 2013, in order to reduce very high energy costs, an Icelandic company will start to drill for Geothermal Energy,

                              approval has been given by the UK for £8m to be spent over the next 4 years for the construction of a new hospital on the foot print of the existing one. Plans are also in an advanced stage for the development of the island’s new capital in Little Bay together with construction of a surrounding luxury villa complex. This is also the location of the Montserrat Cultural Centre, which was constructed a few years ago thanks to the generosity of Sir George Martin, who had a recording studio here in the 1970’s that was used by the Beatles, Sting, Boy George and Eric Clapton to name but a few.

                              You will soon realise that Montserrat is a villa not a hotel island, which adds to its charm without the commercialism of casinos and dubious night clubs yet you will find there is more than enough to keep you occupied if you only ask. We have provided a comprehensive set of notes for visitors and when read in conjunction with the Tourism Board published booklet, you will soon find you way around the island.

                              You might well ask , why should we stay in Flamboyant rather than any other Montserrat villa available for rental. Well our villa is our holiday home not an investment property – over the past 17 years we have tried to improve the comfort of our home for our benefit and that of the many friends and tenants that have stayed either with us or on their own. We are most fortunate to have Martin and his wife Aidee look after our home the whole year round so they keep the property and our

                              1 acre garden in A1 condition. When we purchased Flamboyant in 1995, we were located in the middle of the island 1995, now we are in the extreme South of the habitable part of the island. As such we are located in the rural part of the island in the company of free range chickens and wild life such as Iguanas and Agoutis roaming through our gardens, while at night in the surrounding bushes we are entertained to a concert of tree frogs conversing to the crickets. One aspect that will amaze you most is the clarity of the night sky with so many stars, planets and satellites that you are unlikely to have seen before.

                              One other major appealing feature of our house are the outstanding views from our balcony, whether you are curious about those walking on the beach, the fisherman’s catch of the day, the numerous cruise ships and yachts which pass us by or the spectacular mountains in the distance.

                              So whether you want to hang out around the pool with a Rum & Coke, top up your tan in the pool, lounge in the garden under the shade of the Flamboyant Tree reading a book or perhaps you might be seeking an energetic holiday with hikes into the mountains after that early morning game of tennis, all of this is available on your doorstep.

                              If you are unfortunate to select a week that our property is already occupied, may we suggest that you consider renting Lime Tree House ( Property Ref No 3500990 ) , which is directly below our villa and has shares many of the views of our house.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1995

                              About the owner: My wife and I have travelled extensively all of our 30+ years of married life, we came by chance to this lovely island for 2 weeks in 1995 - our first visit to the Caribbean and stayed in the famous Vue Pointe Hotel, located just below this property. We originally had no intention of purchasing but like so many other first time visitors to Montserrat we fell in love with the island and and bought our place in Paradise

                              Why the Owner Chose Old Towne:
                              When we decided to look for a holiday property in 1995, there was a good selection of suitable villas to purchase. Flamboyant, which has only had one previous owner since it was built in 1978, stood out from the rest because of the fabulous views that we had from our balcony and pool deck including the wonderful 12 hole golf course 500 feet below us - sadly now burried under volcanic sand. However there are now plans to rebuild the course and hopefully a decision will be forthcoming in late 2013.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                              Thankfully we have not had any significant volcanic activity for a number of years but in past years but islanders used to come and park up the road and watch and photo the then most active volcano in the world. We were captivated as we used to watch it glow and explode at night from the safe location of our balcony but even today there are still spectacular and ever changing views of the volcano as the clouds lift to reveal the mountain peak, the dome of the volcano -all part of the awesome beauty of Mother Nature.


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                              Photos

                              • View from Pool Deck of Isles Bay and Old Towne Beach

                                View from Pool Deck of Isles Bay and Old Towne Beach

                              • View of Isles Bay Beach

                                View of Isles Bay Beach

                              • View from Balcony of Isles Bay, Belham Valley and Bransby Point in the distance

                                View from Balcony of Isles Bay, Belham Valley and Bransby Point in the distance

                              • Balcony Deck view of Belham Valley, Shoreline and Sea

                                Balcony Deck view of Belham Valley, Shoreline and Sea

                              • Master Bedroom leading to Ensuite Shower & WC
Window overlooking Front Garden

                                Master Bedroom leading to Ensuite Shower & WC Window overlooking Front Garden

                              • Guest Bedroom plus ensuite - Triple Aspect  views to Garden, Mountains and Pool

                                Guest Bedroom plus ensuite - Triple Aspect views to Garden, Mountains and Pool

                              • Guest Bedroom Shower Cubicle

                                Guest Bedroom Shower Cubicle

                              • Drawing Room from Front Door Lobby with Kitchen Door in background

                                Drawing Room from Front Door Lobby with Kitchen Door in background

                              • Front Door Entrance from Driveway

                                Front Door Entrance from Driveway

                              • Properties on Isles Bay Hill - the old Belham Valley Golf in the foreground

                                Properties on Isles Bay Hill - the old Belham Valley Golf in the foreground

                              • Sea View from Pool

                                Sea View from Pool

                              • Balcony View of Upper Belham Valley and Mountains in the distance

                                Balcony View of Upper Belham Valley and Mountains in the distance

                              • Mountain Views for Covered Balcony Deck

                                Mountain Views for Covered Balcony Deck

                              • Master Bedroom with Triple Aspect views of Garden

                                Master Bedroom with Triple Aspect views of Garden

                              • Master Bedroom En Suite Shower Room

                                Master Bedroom En Suite Shower Room

                              • Drawing Room towards Dining Area Alcove with bookcase inc built in TV and Stereo

                                Drawing Room towards Dining Area Alcove with bookcase inc built in TV and Stereo

                              • Kitchen Cooker with Ceramic Top and Oven Below

                                Kitchen Cooker with Ceramic Top and Oven Below

                              • Front Door Entrance

                                Front Door Entrance

                              £120 - £175 per night (GBP)
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                              Sleeps 4

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