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Montserrat Private Paradise; Min-and-don

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House from pool
Deck perfect for sunset drinks

Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
5 nights minimum 
Villa
The apartment is available from December to March inclusive, whilst the owners are living upstairs. Min-y-Don is a privately owned villa in a secluded location perched on the cliff with breathtaking views of Redonda and Nevis across the Caribbean, as well as the Montserrat hills inland. Situated at the end of a small road, the only sounds you will hear are from the sea and the wildlife - birds, tree-frogs and crickets. Set in a large mature garden with its own private 30 foot long tiled pool, this is the perfect location for complete rest and relaxation in the privacy of your own "home". Woodlands Beach, which you will usually have to yourself, is just 10 minutes walk away. The whole house is set out on two levels with external stairs and separate entrances. The upper level is usually ...The apartment is available from December to March inclusive, whilst the owners are living upstairs. Min-y-Don is a privately owned villa in a secluded location perched on the cliff with breathtaking views of Redonda and Nevis across the Caribbean, as well as the Montserrat hills inland. Situated at the end of a small road, the only sounds you will hear are from the sea and the wildlife - birds, tree-frogs and crickets. Set in a large mature garden with its own private 30 foot long tiled pool, this is the perfect location for complete rest and relaxation in the privacy of your own "home". Woodlands Beach, which you will usually have to yourself, is just 10 minutes walk away. The whole house is set out on two levels with external stairs and separate entrances. The upper level is usually occupied by the owners from Nov - April, when we invite guests to stay downstairs. That means we are 'on-hand' to answer questions etc. but downstairs is completely self-contained. We will be around, but will respect your privacy. Downstairs there is flexible accommodation: a double room (king size) with en suite shower room/WC. Plus 2 further single beds (one in studio /shared sitting area) with another bathroom, along with a full kitchen and sitting/dining areas inside & out. We will provide airport transfers, and provide a light supper of home made bread & soup shopping for your arrival, all included in your rental cost. We can also advise on visits, restaurants etc. See reviews which include those from guests who have stayed in the downstairs apartment with the owners 'upstairs'.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for kidsSmoking allowed
Unsuitable for small children due to open access to pool and proximity to cliff! Only the downstairs self contained apartment available at present until some problems are fixed upstairs.. sorry. The fixing will not be ongoing if there are guests downstairs, so won't affect the apartment.
Bedrooms
1 King2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
sian w
Hosting since February 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsBetween mid November & mid April, the owners (1 couple) will be living upstairs but for downstairs only, the rent is US$125 /night for one couple sharing room (2 singles or 1 master), en suite shower room, WC. Private use of kitchen; pool; inside & outside sitting areas. We would be around to meet you at airport, give suggestions for trips etc. but you would still need to hire your own car as we are off the beaten track! Many of the reviews are from couples who have stayed downstairs whilst we are upstairs.

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Reviews (20)
IanandMandyMaple
IanandMandyMaple
Edenbridge, United Kingdom20 contributions
A little slice of paradise!
Thank you so much for sorting us out, Sian and Peter! Although we have stayed for only one week before we move elsewhere on Montserrat we don’t want to leave! The accommodation has proved to be very comfortable and homely, with every minor detail thought out …. and we love the care and thought that has been put into all aspects of the furnishings. Home for home! We really have managed to recharge our batteries and the pool and the views have been real bonuses, as is the leisurely stroll down to the amazing Woodlands Beach. We will be back!!
Visited January 2023
Written January 10, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

714gillt
714gillt
Bizanet, France4 contributions
A stunningly beautiful and peaceful location, a perfect place to retreat from the stresses of regular life.
Min-y-don hangs over the cliff above Woodlands Beach, the waves are the soundtrack to each beautiful day and peaceful night. The location means there are cooling breezes at all times. There is a large well maintained pool with plenty of sun-loungers for sun or shade bathing ! The apartment / house is bright, clean, airy, and very comfortable. There is a very well equipped kitchen and space for dining inside or out. The hosts, Sian & Peter, are charmingly friendly and extremely hospitable... and great fun too, but respectfully leave you to relax in your own way. They have a wealth of information about the island - should you wish to ask. The sunsets from the terrace - cannot be beaten and we generally ensure we are home for 6pm to catch them from the deck. We hope to return.
Visited March 2019
Written March 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Destination521934
Destination521934
Thanks G for your lovely comments. I'm sure you have hundreds of sunset pics! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay & do come again!
Written March 23, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Heidi2010
Heidi2010
54 contributions
Gorgeous oasis in Montserrat! Stunning ocean view, sparkling pool, minutes from beach!
I cant imagine a better place to stay in Montserrat! 180 degree ocean view from my spacious private apartment - lush exotic palm trees, fabulous pool, full kitchen, immaculate, comfy bedrooms and only a short stroll to a secluded beach. Owners are the perfect combination of friendly, knowledgable and respectful. An incredible value in the Caribbean! In fact I was disappointed to return to Antiqua. Cant wait to get back to Montserrat and Min-y-Don. Ill stay longer next time!
Visited February 2018
Written March 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Destination521934
Destination521934
Heidi - Hi! You would be very welcome to return and stay longer - we would be very happy to spend more time with you. S & P
Written March 18, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

J G
J G
4 contributions
Montserrat Motto - the Way the Carribean Used to be...
We set out to find a peaceful, out-of-the-way, comfortable place to spend a week. Boy did we get it right! Peter and Sian are delightful hosts - we so enjoyed them and their home. We stayed in the apt. below with all the amenities (and some treats, too). We truly enjoyed melting into the serenity of sitting out on the veranda with a drink and some nibbles watching the pelicans glide by, the bananaquits flit through, and listening to the waves roll in. The island is wonderful, the people are so friendly, it feels absolutely safe, and you can create an adventure if you want to! Highly recommend Montserrat and Min-y-Don!
Visited January 2018
Written March 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Destination521934
Destination521934
It was really good to meet you both, share stories of various adventures and share some drinks and lovely food together. You were perfect guests! So glad you enjoyed it here, despite weather not being perfect... Sian & Peter
Written March 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DayTrip757204
DayTrip757204
1 contribution
A quiet paradise on the edge of the ocean for those wanting to get away from it all.
Min-y-Don offers the breathtaking view of the oceans, the sounds of crashing waves 24-7 and the songs of the tree frogs at night. You will find excellent sleeping accommodations; a nice kitchen and a super pool to take away all concerns. The hosts, Peter and Sian, are second to none. They looked after our every need with Q and A sheets to guide us to their door and steer us around the wonderful green island in the Caribbean called Montserrat. No issues with bugs or security. The perfect place on the perfect island if you want to get away from it all.
Visited January 2018
Written February 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Destination521934
Destination521934
Thank you! It was a pleasure having you both to stay with us & share this wonderful island.
Written February 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nixy11
nixy11
Hanover, Canada1 contribution
Lovely experience!
The owners of this property made this booking for my clients as easy as ever! After working on this booking for over a month and not getting anywhere fast, Sian and her husband, gave me everything I had been looking for! They have gone above and beyond for getting everything that they may need for their trip. I would highly suggest this property for anyone who is looking to get a real taste of what the Island has to offer! I will be over there one day!!!
Visited December 2017
Written December 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Destination521934
Destination521934
Thanks - we look forward to welcoming your clients here.
Written December 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sightsee600335
Sightsee600335
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
The perfect location
Min-y-don Just back from a fabulous stay at this delightful home in Montserrat. It's extremely comfortable and very peaceful. It has every amenity, a huge pool, private gardens and the most stunning views. The whole island is a treasure, and min-y-don a jewel.
Visited April 2017
Written May 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Destination521934
Destination521934
How lovely of you to have written this - thank you. So glad you "got it".
Written May 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

714gillt
714gillt
Bizanet, France4 contributions
Beautiful Min-y-don Montserrat
Min-y-Don We recently spent 2 glorious weeks staying at Min-y-Don and are already discussing a return visit. The house is spacious, bright and very comfortably kitted out. The sea views are wonderful and the sunsets just stunning. There are generous terraces (+shade) with views all around. The house sits so close to the sea - you can look down at the beach and enjoy the changing wave patterns. The swimming pool is huge and inviting and well maintained, as are the lush gardens. The house has all kitchen amenities you could wish for, and excellent fridge/freezer faculties. Min-y-Don is located above Woodlands beach which is a stroll away if you want a little exercise, but there's plenty of parking at all times. We never experienced more than, maybe, 15 people on the beach at any time. Locally there are supermarkets and a selection of great restaurants / eateries, and atmospheric village bars / cafés. We had a relaxing, interesting and exciting time there, exploring all corners of the island. The recent and past history, with regard to the volcano and hurricanes, add an element of local history and empathy to the Montserrat experience The climate in Montserrat was just perfect, less scorching than our few days in Antigua.
Visited March 2017
Written April 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Destination521934
Destination521934
Thanks! Glad you finally made it out there.
Written April 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Edwin W
Edwin W
Wells, United Kingdom1 contribution
Spacious, luxury rooms with an unbeatable aspect.
We spent a fantastic week at this villa. It is beautiful in all respects. Very quiet, except for the sound of the sea and wildlife all around. Rooms are superb, large, airy and bug screened. The terrace is wonderful; shaded, breezy and with a panoramic view straight out to sea. Perfect for sundowners. Lovely pool. When we return to the West Indies, Min-y-Don on the island of Montserrat will be the only place to go. Will certainly recommend to all our friends.
Visited April 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written May 5, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Destination521934
Destination521934
Thank you. Your words make me want to be back there now!
Written May 6, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anonymoustraveler012
Anonymoustraveler012
Charleston, SC34 contributions
Third time at Min Y Don, will surely be back
This is the third time I have stayed at Min Y Don with my wife, mother, and other friends/family members, and it has been a delight every time. Beautiful house, pool, location, well equipped with everything you could need, prompt and attentive on-site assistance if there are any problems (which there were not), including shopping in advance for groceries we would need on arrival
Visited October 2014 Traveled with family
Written January 10, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Destination521934
Destination521934
Thank you. You will always be made very welcome here.
Written January 11, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Housekeeping included
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean views
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Secure parking available
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Waterfront views
  • Waterfront location
  • Wi-fi
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • Countryside area

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About the neighborhood
The location is fairly secluded, but with a few other residential homes within walking distance. You can walk to Woodlands Beach (about 10 minutes) but it is hilly. The beach has a shower, changing rooms & toilet, but no other amenities. The house is right on the cliff, looking directly over the Caribbean Sea, providing magnificent views of the sunsets, which can be spectacular specially when you see the Green Flash as the sun disappears below the horizon. You will need a hire car.
Getting around
There are no other amenities or shops within walking distance, so a hire car is strongly recommended. There is ample parking on the property. You must get a local driving licence from the Police Station before driving - you must produce your driving licence from your own country & the fee is EC $ 50. We can help you with that. Alternatively, there are buses which run fairly regularly on the main road throughout the daytime - the main road is up a hill from the house and is about 20 minute walk.
Access
Car required
How to get there
To get to Montserrat, you have to travel via Antigua and then either get the ferry or the small plane (6 seater). Check the Fly Montserrat website. The ferry is not recommended in the winter as Montserrat has only a very basic port and the ferry cannot dock in high seas. Antigua airport is a challenge! Remember to pack essentials such as medication, toothbrush and swim wear in your hand luggage. We can help with car hire and will meet you at airport in Montserrat. We can also provide details of local tour guides for hiking, boating or driving tours.

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Montserrat Private Paradise; Min-y-Don is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Montserrat Private Paradise; Min-y-Don has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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