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About this listing

Simple wooden cottage on the volcanic island of Montserrat in the Eastern Caribbean.

The space

Wooden cottage on the island of Montserrat in the Eastern Caribbean, with simple but pleasant airy living room, kitchen area, dining area, double bedroom, smaller single bedroom, small bathroom, pleasant verandah with sea view. Gas stove, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, ceiling fan, wireless internet. Parking space and garden with privacy and banana trees. Short term rentals from a few days to two weeks preferred.

Cottage is half a mile up a hill off the main road, so it is a good idea to hire a car (we can arrange this if wished), We will meet guests on arrival and take them to the cottage. If planning to drive please present your driving licence to the immigration officer on your arrival at the airport or ferry port, so that you can get your local driving permit.

Please note: the street address is Sea View Cottage, c/o Eddie Buffonge, PO Box 455, Manjack, Montserrat, MSR 1110. (Not St Peters)

Guest access

Whole cottage and garden

Interaction with guests

We will meet guest at airport, make sure they are settled in, find out if there is anything else they need; keep in touch by phone or by occasionally dropping in to see how they are doing; let them know they can contact us any time if they have any queries or problems. Or if they want to be left alone that's OK too.

Other things to note

1. Bring sunscreen if you are going to be outside a lot during the day, as the sun can be very hot.
2. Also bring mosquito repellent for the evenings and nights.
3. If planning to drive, bring your driving licence and present it to the immigration officer on arrival, to get your local driving permit.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $30
Security Deposit: $100
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets

Keep cottage in good condition.
Turn off taps (faucets) when not in use.
Close windows from rain when leaving house.
Lock doors when leaving house.
No smoking in bed, please.
Place rubbish bags in bin for collection at entrance to the driveway (about 2 min walk from cottage).
Thanks!


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews


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Jill User Profile
November 2016
The host canceled this reservation 108 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Brenda User Profile
April 2016
This was a great place to stay and allowed us to feel like real locals, not Ex-Pats or tourists. It was like staying in the guest cottage of a favorite family member, not like being a tourist. Quite a treat! Cathy and Eddie certainly made us feel welcome and valued. The deck is beyond wonderful and we spent a lot of time on it enjoying the view (great!), watching the sunsets, and soaking in the native vegetation, animals and birds. They had a hummingbird feeder hanging there and a resident Purple-throated Carib hummingbird was very entertaining and not at all shy. There were Bananaquits gleaning along the leaves and opening fruit of the banana trees in the yard and a shy Agouti who came out early in the day. Eddie picked some Tamarind pods from a tree in the yard and showed us how to eat them - neat! There is a nice collection of books and other information about the island. The bedroom has screened windows and a nice fan. There was a constant breeze and we never felt too hot. The fridge and cabinets had the kinds of things that make a stay easier : condiments, tea, coffee, margarine and much more. What is there will vary according to recent guests but it was all very nice (again more like staying in the guest house of a friend). Have Eddie show you the short cut path across the ghaut to Angelo's (grocery store) - this will make your life easier! This cottage is just north of Brades (next small ridge over) which is essentially the biggest town on Montserrat now, so you are centrally located (unlike other tourist properties down the side of the island toward the former town of Plymouth). We stayed here without a car and it was fine, though it helped that we really like walking. Many folks would like to have a car. The hills are steep!! Note, walking uphill from the cottage takes you to a nice shaded cut-across road to Cudjoe Head, a nice alternative to walking downhill and coming out by Tina's restaurant. There are several good walking trails quite nearby - again, you do need to LIKE hiking to walk to them and then hike on them. It is also possible to walk down to Little Bay, from where you can kayak to Rendezvous Bay for some great snorkeling. The north end of the island also has some neat, more adventurous hiking. Plan at least one breakfast at Hilltop, Saturday is currently waffle day. David Lea has a great historical collection from Plymouth and more. This cottage is not luxurious, but allows you to experience island life just as the locals do. The bed was good, everything in the kitchen worked, and the location is really cool!
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Thanks so much for your lovely review, Brenda. It was good having you, come back any time.
April 2016

Elizabeth User Profile
November 2015
Eddie and Cathy made us feel very welcome and were very attentive hosts. Eddie met us at the airport and provided great ginger beer ( and other supplies) in the fridge! The cottage is as described online basic but homely with terrific views across to Redonda. Internet worked well which was important for us as we were on a work visit. Thank you.
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
It was good having you both. Best wishes.
November 2015

Josune User Profile
October 2015
We really enjoyed our stay in Eddie and Cathy's. The house has everything you need and lovely views. Eddie picked us up from the airport and took us to the police to get the local driving license. They also sorted our car hire. The wifi wasn't working when we arrived and they made sure it was working as soon as we told them. They also left some cheese, bread, milk and drinks for us on the fridge. Thanks for everything!
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Thanks Josune, glad you enjoyed it. You were great guests and it was good having you.
October 2015

Aron User Profile
June 2015
Cathy and Eddies' cottage is a gem on the crown that is the island of Montserrat. The location is close to the ferry and airport, as well as shops and activities. The Buffonges were kind and accommodating with helping us arrange excursions. The cottage is simple, yet clean and charming, with a delightful view off the front porch of the water and the surrounding area. Highly recommended!
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Thanks Aron, glad you enjoyed your visit, it was good to have you.
June 2015

Stefanie User Profile
April 2015
We stayed for two Nights in the cottage and it was Great. Cathy and Eddy were Great hosts! We got picked up from the airport and we got Informations about the Island. The cottage looks excactly like the pictures in Airbnb. Nothing to complain. If you go to Montserrat, take a rental Car, because it is to Hilly to walk around.
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Thanks Stefanie, glad you enjoyed it!
April 2015

James User Profile
March 2015
We had an absolutely lovey time at sea view cottage. The villa is clean, spacious and airy, set in a well cared for garden with banana and papaya trees with a large west facing verandah with great views over the valley and down to the ocean. We loved hanging out there watching the hummingbirds, bananaquits and finches feeding as we had breakfast and drinking cocktails as the sun went down into the sea with the island of Redonda silhouetted on the horizon. Eddie picked us up from the boat and popped in each day to check whether we needed anything. He and Cathy were brilliant hosts and great ambassadors for and representatives of Montserrat which we have found to be the friendliest island in the caribbean.
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Thanks James and Emma. We enjoyed having you, and we appreciate your remarks about the cottage and your stay.
March 2015

Joined in May 2012
Cathy User Profile

I am a retired health worker, involved in a family business, also an active grandmother, and a writer when I have time!.

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