Let's start this off with, this is a BEAUTIFUL piece of land! Over looking the ocean with gorgeous sunsets. More mangos then a group of four could eat. Iguanas sunning by the pool. Goats and chicken wondering around the huge property.
Montserrat is the friendliest place on the planet - no joke. Never in my life have a met so many lovely people (except for the dude at the grocery store, but he was Indian)
The house has seen better days. I admit, it freaked me out at first. But, I am American. And a spoiled American at that. So, the electrical wires hanging out of the walls, boarded windows, janky office setting was a little off putting. After we settled in, we loved the kitchen, the beautiful teak doors/wall that opens to the amazing view. We had to do some DIY on the pool, for the pool guy was on Island time (which does not go over well with me: Mrs. type A personality) So we youtube how to run the pump and presto (read 48 hours later) we were swimming like fends. Which you need, since there is NO AC, which is a common occurrence on the island. Again, read: Spoiled American.
Any who - this is a magnificent piece of property if you keep your expectations in check.
Words cannot descibe how bad this place is, so I have posted some up to date images.
This property is descibed as a luxury villa, it was but it isn't. The Villa was one of the best known on the island when it was built but sadly it is run down, in need of repair and dirty.
The travel arrangements, car rental, collection from airport were the only satisfactory part of our visit. When we arrived at the Villa we had to wait half an hour in the dark for the Manager to arrive with the keys, although they knew our arrival time.
The swimming pool was cloudy and the filter pump broke the first day, and had not been replaced by the time we left.
My wife cleaned areas of the property so they were inhabitable. Appliances in the kitchen were ancient, the toaster wouldn't toast unless the lever was held down.
Windows were boarded up, Broken glass in doors, guttering and other debris lying around the pool, broken bench seats along the pool and weeds growing in the pool edges.
Metal railings rusting, entrance gates rusty -automatic closers not working so gates secured with chain. Fly screens repaired with sticky tape
The only good thing were the wifi, gardens and iguanas who appeared on the wall.
We were in constant email contact with owners over condition, and when they were told we were leaving they did offer a refund of $700 which we had not asked for. We just wanted to get out of the place and enjoy our holiday, I don't know if we have received it yet.
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