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“Just like family!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Erindell Villa Guest House

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Erindell Villa Guest House
Ranked #1 of 2 Woodlands B&B and Inns
Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Just like family!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2010

We just returned from 5nights with Shirley and Lou. They are extremely gracious hosts and go above and beyond being B and B owners. Our car rental was arranged by Shirley, plus maps, binocular, restaurant reservations or recommendations, directions, local lore and humorous stories all supplied so our stay was memorable. We miss them both and look forward to a return to Montserrat. The people and the island are wonderful!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank europeanbound
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Mission, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2010

Erindell was a wonderful choice; they offer great food and company, and we felt like it the guesthouse was a perfect mix of privacy and accomodation. We never would have found some of the best restaurants (nor met some of the friendliest people ever) had we not stayed at Erindell. The location was perfect, near a beautiful beach, hiking trails, and the MVO.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KansasFolks
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Las Vegas, NV
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2008

Erindell owners Shirley and Lou Spycalla really pull out all the stops to help their guests feel welcomed and appreciated. Laundry services, concierge services, great views, airport pick-up and delivery, and an excellent continental breakfast are all included. Warm hospitality, Shirley's great island stories and songs and Lou's welcoming humor are the best bonuses of all all at no additional charge!

If you're thinking about visiting Montserrat, or the Caribbean in general, do yourself a favor and book your stay at Erindell Villa Guest House. You'll be spoiled with five-star service at a two-star price!

  • Liked — The welcome feeling, hospitality, and unexpected touches that the owners Shirley and Lou Spycalla provides.
  • Disliked — That the trip couldn't last longer.
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank joeykorn
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2007

Without doubt, our 4 days with Shirley and Lou Spycalla at Erindell Villa Guesthouse in Montserrat were the most relaxing, enjoyable and uproariously funny days of our recent 3-week visit to 5 islands in the British, Dutch and French West Indies.

At our request, Shirley kindly arranged transportation to and from the airport as well as a rental vehicle which was brought to us at Erindell. With the "loaner" cell phone that Shirley & Lou provide, and the rental vehicle, we had the tools to be independent, but the Spycallas' charm made it difficult to tear ourselves away to see their beloved island. Shirley is a born entertainer -- a terrific raconteur, writer of prose and verse (both musical and otherwise), and a gifted musician. Lou's creativity shines in his wit and in the culinary arts. (We're told he has talents at the pool table and the golf course as well, but we did not witness these!)

The Erindell website (www.erindellvilla.com) advertises "Resort service at a B&B price" and this is absolutely true. Some of Erindell's services are, quite appropriately, fee-based (e.g., dinner). But through their making travel arrangements, volunteering to do laundry, chauffeuring people to a restaurant dinner and late-night visits to the Volcano observatory, etc. Lou and Shirley provide their guests the greatest possible gift -- the gift of their time.

For us, any future visit to Montserrat will be based on room availability at Erindell Villa.

  • Liked — The hosts' joie de vivre
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank CCDonna
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Atlanta, GA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2007

I went on a short 2 day visit for business and liked the island and people so much I'm taking my wife back soon. Shirley and Lou, owners of the guest house were the perfect hosts. They
know all you want to know about the island and I would encourage anyone to stay with them.

  • Liked — Host, price, on your own schedule, knowledge of host about island
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank omossjr
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2007

Thanks to both Shirley and Lou for such a great time over new year... it seems such a long time ago, but realy not so far. As I said at the time, as well as being a wonderful experience, I learned so much as well, about the island, the people, politics, you name it... and had a few good beers, some diving, nice walks, got beaten badly at pool and had great food. Not to forget seeing that great big old volcanoe do its thing. Well, it looks like it has quietened down a little since New Year - I'm glad for all of you for that.

Erindell is beautiful and peaceful place, and a great base for exploring the island... and it's thanks to Shirley and Lou.

  • Stayed January 2007, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank jibberjabberbadger
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Melbourne, FL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2006

This was my first vist to Montserrat. A friend and I went there to operate HAM radio and compete in a world-wide competition. Lou and Shirley were excellent hosts. They let us put up our antennas where we wanted and even got permission from the neighbors.
Lou and Shirley made us feel right at home during our week long stay. Lou is an excellent cook. It was nice to have many things like a great breakfast, free laundry and periodic use of the internet all included in the price. It was a great visit. I recommend Erindell.

  • Liked — The great hosts - Lou and Shirley
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank CQ-DX
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Additional Information about Erindell Villa Guest House

Property: Erindell Villa Guest House
Address: Gros Michel Drive, Woodlands, Montserrat
Region: Caribbean > Montserrat > Woodlands
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Woodlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Erindell Villa is a delightful little guesthouse with a large swimming pool. It is nestled among colourful tropical gardens in Woodlands, Montserrat - the "Emerald Isle of the Caribbean". Renovated in 2009 thanks to the Montserrat Tourist Board’s Challenge Fund Grant, we are close to the volcano observatory, bus routes, Woodlands Beach, hiking trails and the village of Salem. Each fully-equipped room features a private entrance, two comfortable twin beds with Simmons Maxipedic mattresses (can be made up as a king bed), a private shower with hot and cold water, iron, ironing board and hair drier. Our complimentary services and amenities include a hearty continental breakfast served ANYTIME, a basket full of snacks (for stays of two nights or longer), a bowl of fruit, sodas and juices, unlimited tea and coffee, maid service, laundry service, Internet access, long-distance calls via Skype, all linens and towels, beach towels, beach mats and beach umbrella, snorkeling gear and a cell phone for your personal use. There’s no catch – it’s all free! ... more   less 

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