Welcome to Barefoot Villa. Because we winter in Montserrat, our home is well cared for so our guests can enjoy it during other times of the year. The best restaurant on the island can be the kitchen at Barefoot Villa as it is well equipped with everything you need to create healthy and delicious meals.
Our new refrigerator, wall oven, stove top and microwave are a chef's dream come true in a rental home. Add to that all the small and large appliances as well as kitchen gadgets and you won't need to ask for anything more.
Our manager, Wilson Pickett Johnson, will take care of you during your stay with us. He will make sure you are greeted at the airport or ferry upon your arrival; and should you need a rental car, there will be one waiting for you when you arrive at the villa. Pickett is always available to answer your questions or tend to your needs while you are staying at our home.
Bill and I will share our knowledge of the island with you so your stay can be as enjoyable as ours. There are a number of local artists and artisans that dot the island. You simply have to know where to look. Great local food and produce is also available. We can share all these island secrets with you so you don't have to use your valuable time searching for yourself. This will free you to enjoy the beaches, the pools and the rain forests instead.
Bill and I spend the rest of our time up north in North Stonington CT where we work and play with our family that now consists of three grandchildren. Boating and golfing are two of our favorite pastimes.
Bill Coffey purchased this villa in 2008
The moment we arrived on island, we fell in love with everything Montserrat has to offer. The island is safe, friendly with water that is safe to drink right out of the tap.
Barefoot Villa is located right between the mountains and the ocean which affords us a constant tropical breeze that blows right through the home most days and evenings.
The town of Olveston is located between the rainforest Woodlands and the arid lands Old Towne. This location affords us cooler temperatures than the arid lands and less mosquito problems one might find in the rain forest areas.
Our neighborhood is comprised of beautiful homes that are lived in year round and our neighbors are warm and inviting folks that look after one another.
A morning walk around our neighborhood is a great way to start or end your day!
Vacationing on Montserrat: If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation, go no further than Montserrat. Often times the beach will be your private sanctuary; warm waters and ocean breezes with few people to bother you. Montserrat is for those who enjoy the simple pleasures in life. The people are friendly and gracious, the weather is always perfect. Surrounded by mountains and cliffs. there is a hike to suit everyone's needs. One can walk along the beach, up into the rainforest or over to the dry and arid land on the northern part of the island.
Things to Do on Montserrat: If you need a little more adventure, Troy from the Green Monkey can set you up for snorkeling, scuba diving and boat trips to Plymouth. And no trip to Montserrat is complete without a visit to The Montserrat Volcano Observatory where you will find a wealth of information about the Soufriere Hills Volcano along with excellent views. Better yet, a great view of the volcano is no further than right outside Barefoot Villa's window.
There are plenty of restaurants and bars to keep you full of food and drink. Many nights you will find entertainment at the Soca Cabana. We have a complete listing of what's available and where to find it in our Guest Book at the villa.
Where To Buy on Montserrat: There are a few shops that one should make a point of visiting while on the island. .
At Wade's Leather Goods you can order a pair of leather sandals sized just for you. Get there early to make sure Wade has time to have them ready before you leave the island.
African Fashions has beautiful hand crafted batiks and tie/dye pieces in vibrant Afro-Caribbean colors created on 100% white cotton clothing.
Our Guestbook is updated yearly and includes places to go and things to do on the island that will save you numerous hours to enjoy instead of search!