My boyfriend and I stayed at Miles Away in January 2014 for just over a week. Sharmaine and Nigel really made us feel at home. We stayed in the Cane Room, which was larger than we expected. We enjoyed sitting out on our private patio in the mornings and evenings, and there is a small picnic table close to the room which we used several times when having coffee or morning breakfast. Nigel picked us up at the airport and arranged take-away from the People's Place (excellent food!), and Sharmaine arranged a rental car for us. Sharmaine welcomed us upon arrival to Miles Away and gave us the grand tour of the property, which has a pool and two very large patios with gorgeous views of the volcano and sunsets over the water. One thing that I really appreciated was that the rooms were cleaned and straightened daily, which is a feature not available at other Guesthouses on the island. We travel light, so having laundry service was a plus. There's also a short hiking trail right on their property that goes down to a stream and a rock beach. It was a short walk, and the view was amazing! Another thing we noticed was that Sharmaine and Nigel are constantly improving the property. In the short time that we were there, they began the addition of one more guest room and they installed heating for the pool. They were excellent hosts, always available for advice/tips/discussion, but never intrusive. My one regret is that we didn't take them up on their offer to join them on Friday evening to check out some of the local spots... Our dinner plans fell through that night, and I'm sure we would have had more fun if we had joined them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 'Home away from home.' The suites have an air-conditioned bedroom with king/queen sized or twin beds. For natural cross breeze ventilation, switch off the a/c and open the screened louvered window. Each suite opens onto a patio with glimpses of the blue Caribbean sea through a profusion of palm fronds. Concealed behind louvered doors is a kitchenette for the preparation of drinks and light meals. After exploring Montserrat, "the way the Caribbean use to be," come back to your private accommodation, enjoy a drink on the patio, watch the birds flitting through the foliage, watch for the green flash as the sun goes down - for the quintessential Caribbean experience. At night, lie back, be seduced by the sight of the moon shining through the palms, and enjoy nature's music: the song of the frogs, the sound of waves lapping on the shore, the river and the trade winds rustling through the foliage. ... more less