Montserrat Property Market: Re-Birth of the Emerald Isle

Little Bay, Montserrat - Future Real Estate Investment Opportunity
Little Bay, Montserrat

If you were to ask most people what they associate the Caribbean island of Montserrat with, they would probably tell you either the volcano or AIR Studios. Luxury real estate would not be on most people's list.

However, having recently returned from a series of trips to the island, we cannot emphasise enough that Montserrat property should be on the property investor's radar.

After Beatles producer Sir George Martin established AIR Studios Montserrat in 1979, music stars from Paul McCartney and Elton John to Sting and Eric Clapton came to record music on the island throughout the 70s and 80s. Many of these artists fell in love with Montserrat and returned year after year to enjoy the warmth and friendliness of the Montserratian people, the rugged beauty of the island and the peace and quiet away from the crowds. Some of these artists bought property there. They were soon accompanied by some of the world's most well known families who could have bought property anywhere in the Caribbean, but chose to invest in real estate in Montserrat for the very same reasons.

The qualitites that attacted these buyers in the 70s and 80s remain: Montserrat's rugged beauty, friendly people, old fashioned values and and peace and quiet. In the words of so many property owners we met, "where else can you leave your door unlocked without fear?"

Some prospective buyers are concerned about the Soufriere Hills Volcano, which continues to rumble away every now and then, but the Government's development plans are focussed on the North of the island, which is naturally protected by Montserrat's Centre Hills and considered safe from volcanic activity. Moreover, Montserrat's volcano is more closely observed by leading volcanologists than any other in the world.

We've been working very closely with the Government and the Montserrat Development Corporation on aspects of the planned new capital town at Little Bay and Carr's Bay and the exciting real estate investment opportunities which are being planned - take a look at the Little Bay and Carr's Bay master plan. We'll update you on our activities in Montserrat very soon.

In the mean time, there are some outstanding villas for sale in Montserrat which we can introduce you to, including the following  property.

Villa for sale or rent, Woodlands, Montserrat

Montserrat Property for sale, Woodlands Beach
View of Woodlands Beach, Montserrat from the villa

Set amongst 1.5 acres of lush tropical gardens, this stunning 4 bedroom , 4 1/2 bathroom villa is one of Montserrat's most lavish properties. Its clifftop location provides breathtaking views of Woodlands Beach, whilst a private path leads to the beach. 

Montserrat Property for sale, Woodlands Beach
Outdoor entertaining area and view from the villa

The villa is finished to a very high standard and includes a cinema room with large flat screen TV and sound system, an outdoor covered bar area which is ideal for entertaining and a magnificent free form swimming pool complete with a swim up bar.

7th Heaven Properties is the Caribbean property specialist, offering homes, villas, land and commercial real estate for sale from across the entire Caribbean, including Montserrat. Please contact us directly or see our website for all kinds of Montserrat property for sale.

For more information on Montserrat, take a look at this excellent article on Montserrat by Ian Thomson in The Telegraph and Colin Gibson's article on Montserrat in Travel News.

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