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Essence Guesthouse

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We stayed at the Essence for 7 days and it was fabulous! Our apartment was clean, comfortable and very affordable. The second floor veranda/deck had the most beautiful view that looked out at the volcano, green tree valley and out to the beach. We spent many mornings enjoying our breakfast and looking out at the scenery in awe (this was...

Thank Laura L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We stayed in the one bedroom apartment on the ground floor. It was very clean and well equipped for a week long stay. Use of the pool and main deck are included, providing access to the best views and cooling breezes. Eric and Annie, the owners are fantastic, very friendly and give good advice on places to eat, visit, and...

1Thank hoho0482
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We (couple) rented the bottom 1bedroom apartment suite and it was just perfect! The linens and towels were changed every couple of days and we had plenty of beach towels to bring with us to the beach or lounge upstairs at the pool. The decor was really nice, showers were awesome; huge shower head to cool down after a day...

2Thank pinkstrwbery
George Town, Grand Cayman
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Loved Essence Guesthouse - great location with spectacular views over to Soufriere Hills. Eric and Annie are really friendly and will do all they can to help you make the most of your stay. The accommodation is really comfortable and reasonable in comparison to other places we stayed. Would definitely recommend.

Thank RW1978
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Eric and Annie's little place is everything you could ask for. I stayed in the guestroom upstairs. It includes a refrigerator, widescreen television, sink, toaster oven and utensils. The rooms is comfortable (ceiling fan included) and immaculately clean. But why stay inside when there is a dream-like swimming pool on the porch attached to the house? On one side of...

2Thank benedijw1
Reviewed 14 February 2013

My husband and I are just back from a dream vacation that included Essence Guest House on Montserrat. The island of Montserrat is very interesting with the volcano, but there is so much more to the island. The first thing would be your host and hostess at Essence, Eric and Annie. These lovely people welcome you one of their homes,...

2Thank Sallyride
Paris, France
Reviewed 26 October 2012

I spent one full month in Essence guesthouse in march/april 2012 and everything was perfect. Eric and Annie are very friendly people, allways ready to help, and they gives very good advices. The two houses they own are really amazing places : - in Old Town, the view is amazing an the Volcano, the Belham river and the sea. Each...

1Thank nicolas t
Queens, New York, United States
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Absolutely loved this place.Annie and Eric made our stay enjoyable, they arranged our pickup from and to the guesthouse. The guesthouse (apartment) was very relaxing, truly a home away from home minus the stresses of everyday living. The place is clean, and welcoming. We will be returning to Essence soon.

1Thank deeanu
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We stayed at Eric and Annie's second property, Greenhaven Cottage (http://www.greenhaven.ms) The cottage is simple and clean and a perfect home base for exploring Montserrat. We loved being up in the leafy green hills of the Woodlands, surrounded by birdsong and frog calls. Eric and Annie are charming hosts and will happily help you out with anything you might need...

3Thank oobleckclyde
United States
Reviewed 21 March 2012

I stayed at the Essence Guesthouse in Montserrat for 5 days. The place is brand new and beautiful. Note that this is Eric and Annies second home, which is located in Woodlands. Their other location is in Old Towne. I rented the Cottage - which is brand new and has a kitchen and cable TV. The surrounding gardens are pristine...


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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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We are Annie and Eric, a Belgian couple enjoying life in the Caribbean. The Essence is situated on the hillside of Old Towne, offering a great view of the Belham valley up to the beach. It is just a 5-minute stroll to the beach. From the pool deck and patio you have fantastic views on the volcano, the beach and the Belham valley. We are looking forward to sharing this little piece of paradise with you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Essence Guesthouse

Address: Old Towne Bluff Drive, Old Town, Montserrat
Region: Caribbean > Montserrat > Old Town
Price Range: $69 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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  • First view of the island
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“We booked late, but it was off season. There are only two rooms: an apt. and a regular double room. Just do it!”
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