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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have been meaning to write this review for months, we stayed for 3 nights in November of 2016. We absolutely loved the helpful and kind hosts and truly loved our stay in the Volcano View Room. We were fortunate enough to have the property to ourselves so loved sitting pool side and enjoying the views of the volcano and...

Thank 08HeatherR
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We only had a few days on the island and wished we'd booked for longer. Annie and Eric are excellent hosts - friendly and knowledgable. We had the top floor which was well equipped and extremely clean. We spent most of our time outdoors on the comfortable veranda or by/in the pool. Great views from both. We highly recommend Essence...

Thank Bernie5030
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We loved staying here! Stayed for a week - initially stayed in the smaller apartment for 3 days then moved up to the top house for the remainder of our stay. A pleasure to stay in both lodges! The place is kept in tip top shape by Annie and Eric! Such hard workers who take pride in their property! The...

Thank Ana A
West Leederville, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2016

My daughter & I journeyed back to Montserrat to retrace our steps after leaving the island 23 years ago. Essence Guesthouse was our home for our 10 stay on the island. We stayed in the top floor of the house, The views from the house are sublime, there are 180 degree panoramic views across Isles Bay around to the Volcano....

1Thank thegreenfam2016
Reviewed 2 March 2016

The Essence Guesthouse is the essence of a good stay in Montserrat! We were totally at home in a gorgeous setting, with a pool looking at both the Soufriere Volcano and the cliffs over one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, but then when we met Annie and Eric we were really delighted! These are the hosts who...

2Thank Carioca-Sailor
Sherbroke, Québec, Canada
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

It was my first time in Montserrat I had found essence on line. It was my best stay of my entire trip. Dont look anywhere else. Essence is THE place to go in Montserrat. Extremely clean more than quiet and the owners will do anything to please you. I will be back but for more than 3 days next time.

2Thank yvescharron
Normandy Beach, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

I could not say enough about the owners of essence guesthouse, Eric and Annie. The apartment we rented was immaculate with a cool european flair to it. E and A live in paradise and share it with others. When my Girlfriend and i return we wont stay anywhere else. We were there 12/12/14-12/17/14. Would have been 2 days longer if...

Thank petrunz
St. John's, Antigua
Reviewed 9 April 2014

The Essence Guest House was really relaxing and offered a wonderful view of the Volcano and the nearby beach below. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The Guest house came with a small kitchenette (i.e. a small, sink, toaster, electric kettle, toaster oven, plates, cups and a mini fridge). If you are spending a few days in Montserrat I...

2Thank Aba S
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Myself and my fiancée travelled nine Caribbean islands in three weeks, and this was by far the highlight of our holiday. The room we got was perfect. Big lounge, nice kitchen, spacy bedroom. The swimming pool was great, perfect postcard view of the volcano. I genuinely have never stayed in a nicer place. Hope the volcano behaves and this paradise...

3Thank QwertyJohn
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 18 January 2014

My boyfriend & I can't say enough about this place! Not only are Eric & Annie such a nice couple, but they have thought of it all! The apartment is so nice, clean, and modern. Everything I needed they already thought of so I felt like I was home! I absolutely loved the fact we could swim in the pool...

Thank KJTripps

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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: $67 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“We didn't utilize the guest room, but the apartment was huge and quite a value, I'd recommend it.”
  • What you really want to see, our view from the front porch.  Amazing.
  • First view of the island
JustinK518, 6 Dec 2011 | Read review
“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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