We stayed at Gingerbread Hill in March 2017. Montserrat itself is beautiful and I fell in love with Montserrat but when I walked into our 2 bedroom villa at Gingerbread Hill I truly thought I had stolen a little piece of heaven. The view is just like the pictures but even more breathtaking in person. Clover was good enough to pick us up at our first place we stayed at. It was beautiful also but I had always wanted to stay at Gingerbread Hill and stayed for as many nights as it was available while we were there....in other words book early ecspecially during busy times.
The 2 bedroom villa is the main floor of the house. Clean, quaint and well equipped.
Again did I tell you about the views....beautiful!! You can see along the coast and out into the ocean. There is a beautiful porch swing which was a perfect spot to watch the sunset every night. The patio doors open wide to the outside allowing for true indoor/outdoor living.
Clover, David, and Noah were all welcoming, kind and helpful. Thanks David for swinging by the place we stayed previous to pick up our forgotten passports. I wonder if it was my subconscious at work that really left them....hoping I could stay forever in Montserrat :)
Noah was sweet and Joshua has his signs that Noah makes and sells at Hilltop up in his room. Friends forever Noah!!
Clover and David arranged a vehicle rental for 2 days....scary at first driving on the wrong side of the road for us on some very steep winding roads but you get used to it quickly and it was great to be able to get around on our own.
The grounds around Gingerbread Hill are beautiful and well kept with fruit trees everywhere. We enjoyed and are thankful to Clover for leaving us some yummy mangoes in the fridge. Water is good to drink and again was thankful for the cold water in the fridge that Clover left.
In Montserrat and at Gingerbread Hill you are close to everything....yes some within walking distance and some things you need a lift.
Dont forget to stop in at the Hilltop coffee house that Clover and David own and run.There is interesting memorabilia and sweet treats to eat. We didnt stay nearly long enough but will be one more reason to go back. While there dont forget to pick up some lunch or supper at Johns Place next door.....Good Food.
When we finally had to leave Clover was good enough to drive us to the airport.
What more can I say......this a beautiful island. Gingerbread Hill is a beautiful place to stay with friendly accomodating hosts. We certainly didnt want to leave and a day doesnt go by that I dont think of going back. Take you next vacation here....stay at Gingerbread Hill. You wont regret it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gingerbread Hill is a breezy 900 feet above sea level: 3+ tropical acres with a lovely swimming pool, gardens, and spectacular views of both the Caribbean Sea and the lush mountain rain forests! It is owned and operated by the Lea family (aka The FamiLea) with four self-catering guest lodgings, ranging from simple to sublime - something for everyone! Rates range from $us50 to $us175 per night plus 7% gov tax. The Heavenly Suite and the Two Bedroom Villa are complete apartments with all the comforts of home. Airport and ferry transfers are complimentary (except earliest AM ones.) We personally meet you upon arrival and help you with everything you'll need, including obtaining local driver's license, rental vehicle, and even a grocery and cooked food stop on the way home. We're happy to help you arrange island tours, diving, hiking, and any other activity you'd like to do. We live on the property too, just up the driveway, so we're available to assist you as needed. There are several small restaurants, within easy walking distance,including our own non-profit Hilltop Coffee House,which is also a museum, gallery and visitor's centre - just up the hill. It is the place we use for meetings or small conferences, off-hours (afternoons and evenings.) Webinar capable. WiFi hot spot. We have our own free range (in their designated space) laying hens who give us lovely brown eggs, and we have homegrown fruits,herbs & veggies available according to season. The Two Bedroom Villa and the Heavenly Suite have been recently renovated with new furniture, and much more. Our very newest addition is a lovely swimming pool,completed July 2017! We (David, Clover and Sunny) came to Montserrat in 1980, fell in love with it, and have called it home ever since. The number of Leas presently living on island is 8, including Sun's wife and three children, with more Leas scattered abroad. David has produced, among other things, the comprehensive DVD documentary series, "The Price of Paradise," which covers, in real time, the eruption of Montserrat's Soufriere Hills volcano, and he's written a book about it. Clover is also a writer, musician and artist. These items and many others are available at their non-profit centre, the Hilltop Coffee House, just a short walk up the ridge from Gingerbread Hill. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gingerbread Hill Montserrat, Caribbean
- Gingerbread Hill Hotel Montserrat