It is owned by Clover and David Lea, long-time residents of Montserrat. They have 4 suites on offer. I`ll try not to blather on too much about the accoutrements of the ones we stayed at (1 week in the Villa, 1 week in the Heavenly Suite) as there is a comprehensive 10 minute video of all the suites on their website (http://www.volcano-island.com/) showing you all the suites from top to bottom. They also have a notebook in each of the suites with general info regarding Gingerbread Hill, and the island in general, which is a great help. You absolutely have to try the cinnamon buns Clover`s daughter Kristina makes.. Such a treat after a long day of hiking! She also does breads and cookies. There are fresh eggs to be had from their very own chickens, papaya was just coming in when we were there (Feb 15-29), but no mangoes (not in season, unfortunately), and of course plenty of coconuts! You have to boil water on the gas stoves for cooking and cleaning, but there is plenty of hot water in the showers. The kitchens in the Villa and Heavenly suites are very nice, and have all the small appliances you might need (blender, toaster, microwave, coffeemaker), and almost every conceivable utensil (no ice cream scoop, though LOL). There`s no worries about the tap water. Montserrat has the best drinking water of most of the islands of the Caribbean (much better than Antigua, for example), and even export it!. I brought a UV steri-pen just in case, but we soon got over that, and had no problems of any sort, nor have any other guests, according to Clover. No issues from drinking water or ice at any of the restaurants, either. Awesome views from the Villa and Heavenly Suite decks (a panoramic view from the upper deck of the Heavenly Suite). Plenty of novels, magazines, etc from past guests to read, and DVD`s (the tv in the Heavenly Suite is pretty small though, and the dvd player is finicky, not that you`ll be spending much time watching TV). It was quite windy the second week we were there, as it`s pretty much the highest point in the neighborhood. But it kept things nice and cool. There were no mosquitoes anywhere, even when we went hiking in the deep forest, which was nice.. It might be a different story in the wetter months, though. There`s a mosquito net in one of the closets, and most of the windows have screens. If you`re lucky Jade, the Lea`s pet parrot, will fly by for a visit (we were lucky, and fed him a banana). Maid service on Saturdays. They have 2 vehicles you can rent from them, and you can rent bikes as well, but I wouldn’t recommend it for travelling the main road. It’s very steep in places, and narrow, making it pretty dangerous when you add oncoming traffic to the mix. If you`re only on the island for a few days definitely get the tour from Sunny, David`s son, for $55 per person. If you`ll be renting a car, and will be there for a week or more, you`ll pretty much get to see the same things just puttering around yourself.. Sunny does have plenty of information on everything you see, though.. There was no noise at night besides the roosters (why are they crowing at 1 am?) and goats, and you get used to that, quick (and there`s ear plugs, if you don`t). Clover and David were the perfect hosts.. Never intruding, but never more than a phone call away, and always ready to help. Clover was able to organise a hike for me through a friend of hers, for example. My adapter to my camera didn't work and they allowed me to plug it into the USB slot on their comuter in their house, for another (and email our kids back home). We really should have brought a laptop, which reminds me, all the suites have wi-fi..
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