Submitted: October 30, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
Royal Palm Villa is probably the best possible option when visiting Montserrat. This elegant property is truly like a "home away from home", and its location on the island is tough to beat.
The layout of the house is ideal for couples vacationing together. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom. Bedrooms are generously sized, and the bathrooms are well equipped. We had a bedroom at the back of the house that overlooked both the pool and the sea - the views were absolutely amazing! Bedrooms at the front have a view of the expertly manicured grounds.
The kitchen is extremely well-equipped. Whether you're heating something in the microwave or cooking a full meal, you will find the kitchen is stocked with whatever tools needed to whip up a great meal! There is a gas cook-top, dishwasher and a wine fridge to round out all the amenities one could need on vacation. There are also ample sets of china and cutlery.
There is a great patio with outdoor dining set that easily accommodated six of us for dinner - more could be added without a problem.
The pool and gardens in back are fantastic. The pool and patio are maintained in tip-top condition. There is also an outdoor gazebo that can be used for dining, cocktails, etc. The gardens are fenced and gated to keep animals out - there are cows and roosters that like to roam the area!
There is also a bonus room - an incredibly well-equipped TV room separate from the rest of the house. The room completely opens up to the outdoors, so you have the benefit of cover without feeling closed in. It can be used for playing games, watching TV, or simply relaxing indoors to escape the midday heat.
The home is incredibly well maintained. Despite torrential rains the prior two days to our arrival, the home was in tip-top condition when we arrived. The owner and her staff went above and beyond to ensure everything was right for us.
The property itself is close to the exclusion zone, and is well situated for taking hikes to the beach, local sight-seeing, and doing some exploring. Olveston House is less than a 5 minute walk, and is handy for when you want a great meal without cooking it yourself.
Finally, customer service was top notch. I've never felt so well-taken care off, or so welcomed in a rental property. We were provided with all the resources needed to have a care-free vacation. We left Royal Palm to stay in a 5-star hotel, and wished we had spent the additional time at the house!
Owner's Response: Many thanks ...it was a pleasure sharing our blessings with you guys ...and we ( everyone that you have met on island ) are awaithing for your return ... Your friends from Montserrat
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