4 Bedroom, 4.5 Baths with Ocean and Mountain Views
About Sam McChesney
My wife and I live with our 3 dogs, 4 horses on a ranch located between Lawrence and Kansas City, Kansas. We have three grown children and 4 grandchildren and are currently semi-retired. We spend our time with our family and enjoying activities like horseback riding, golfing, and traveling. We like to spend as much time as possible at our second home in Montserrat, Camelot by the Sea.
Sam McChesney purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Sam McChesney chose Olveston
My parents retired to Monsterrat in the 60's and we fell in love with the island. Now, with my wife of 45 years, who was with me as my fiance the first time I ever visited Montserrat, built our dream home that we split our time between. We are both originally from Cleveland Ohio, but have spend the last 40+ years just outside Kansas City, on the Kansas side. After spending my career in real estate, we now run and live on a 80 acre horse ranch, called the Painted M Ranch in Olathe, Kansas. We take great pride in our Camelot by the Sea and keep it in the best condition by having a full time professional staff manage the property while we are not there. If there is anything we can provide you with to make your stay more enjoyable please don't hesitate to ask. Montserrat is the hidden gem of the Caribbean and we look forward to helping you discover all the secrets and beauty if holds.
What makes this Villa unique
Camelot by the Sea is one of the most prominent properties on the island of Montserrat. It has been featured on an official government postage stamp and included in many of their travel and promotional literature. We chose this property due to its proximity to the beach, majestic ocean views, privacy, and unique indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
We are a family of 8 (7 adults and 1 new grandchild). CBTS is a truly impressive and well designed property. The views are spectacular and its proximity and private access to Woodlands beach make this an incredible value for any family or group wishing to enjoy the Caribbean as it should be - safe, beautiful and thoroughly relaxing. The owners of the property are to be complimented for their attention to detail in the design and layout of the estate, their relationship with incredibly attentive and friendly property managers Dwain and Ruthann and the amenities of their property that in this region, are not at all common. Montserrat is a beautiful island that is a vivid testament to the power and resiliency of nature and CBTS provides you with a 5-star place to enjoy it. To be able to take it all in surrounded by the luxury offered is a privilege. The kitchen is well appointed with all you could possibly need to prepare your meals. Bedrooms have strong A/C although some nights we just enjoyed the evening breezes being put to sleep by the dulcet tones of the surf and sea below. Food and supplies require some planning and foraging about to the various markets and local vendors but that is part of the adventure. We ate well and enjoyed nearly every meal with the commanding view the property offers. Sipping a good rum drink or enjoying a Carib at the gazebo bar as we grilled our dinner watching the sun set on the Caribbean Sea was about as perfect an experience as you could possibly get. On the practical side, a rental vehicle is highly recommended to facilitate your travels. Local phone service and a well developed information book provide a great resource to help you plan things out. Getting to Montserrat will take some planning and we chartered a flight on Fly Montserrat for our arrival given the commercial flight schedule into Antigua- the closest commercial airport offering international service. Be aware that the Montserrat airport closes at 6:00 p.m. Ferry service is available and we used that for the return. In summary, this property is one we hope to return to and while we would love to keep it to ourselves, recommend it to anyone considering a trip to old world Caribbean charm that is free of cruise ship hordes.
Walt thanks for the brilliant review. While I am concerned about problems that you and your family encountered, I am delighted that you saw through the problems that you experienced to enjoy the essence of Montserrat. We have been privileged to serve you. We look forward to your return to Montserrat.
We agree with you that we are indeed fortunate to have Dwain and Ruthann, as well as Eli, Xioma, and Walkie.
See you soon.
Sam and Vicki
Great place to stay
Pictures dont do justice.
Dave and Family,
I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Camelot by the Sea. We very much enjoyed having you as guests and look forward to your next visit.
Camelot was a lovely stay and the property manager was great assisting with our concerns from beginning to end. We are looking forward our stay again. The villa accommodated our family and we are all happy with the place.
Vicki and I are happy you loved your stay. We look forward to seeing you and your family again.
This property was heavenly! Such a perfect place for a getaway. Very grateful to have been able to go there.
Thanks for your kind comments. You make renting our Villa very satisfying..
Hope to see you soon.
We arrived in the evening and Ruthann was there to greet us and show us around the property and made sure to let us know if we had any questions to give her a call. There is a information book that details how to operate and troubleshoot various equipment and also included places to eat, visit and taxi service which was very helpful. Ruthann was able to arrange for her friend Ann to prepare breakfast for my group (which included 2 other villas) and came along with her to deliver it which was very nice of her to do. Camelot by the Sea is a amazing property and what you see in the photographs is what you get and more. In the Ocean Bedroom you can hear the waves braking throughout the night which was very relaxing. The villa was clean, the kitchen had all the supplies needed to prepare our meals. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were stocked with the basic toiletries, all the rooms had emergency probable lights in case there was a power outage. The landscaping and property design is perfect. In the evenings you witnessed the most magnificent sunsets. Everyone enjoyed their stay at Camelot.
The TV in the theater room was not working and we were not able to get live television, Dwain was very receptive and called for service but things happen at a different pace in the islands-however those minor issues would not prevent me from returning to Camelot. Camelot is highly recommended, you will not be disappointed.
Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO)