Montserrat, British West Indies (PRWEB) March 28, 2006
For the first time, buyers around the world will have an opportunity to bid on an architect's truly unique home on a lush tropical island - without having to travel beyond their home computers to explore this rare Caribbean find.
Dr. Anne-Marie Toliver's stunning residence has long been considered one of the unique, premier homes in this most hidden and prestigious islands in the Caribbean.
Adjacent to a National Park, it has Caribbean and mountain views from every room and from the many outdoor decks. With its own totally private fresh-water pool, it is surrounded by one of the most beautiful private gardens in the West Indies, its sea views are breathtaking and its ambiance one of peace and tranquility.
Dr. Anne-Marie Toliver, an internationally known architect, selected the site and designed the house in 1988, when she retired to Montserrat with her husband. “We were looking for land with privacy and a fantastic view, then I designed the house to take advantage of both.”
“Twenty years ago, everyone thought we were crazy to come to an island that wasn’t on most maps. But we live in one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth. We experienced one hurricane (Hugo in 1989) and we have come to terms with living with a volcano that seems to blow its top every few years. With some of the best diving in clear, unpolluted waters, with hiking in the rain forest behind our home and with a volcano that may glow at night, we don’t have to look for adventure travel, we have it all right here. In addition we have a secure country (Montserrat is still a colony of England) with a currency that is fixed to the US$, fresh spring water piped to our house, low crime rate and broadband internet access. All that at the lowest real-estate prices in the Caribbean and within a few hours from any major city on the East Coast. And with real-estate taxes only about US$250 a year, who can ask for more? Do the math.”
“We like the online auction idea because it makes our property more visible and accessible,” said Anne-Marie Toliver, “It’s like holding an open house for the whole world. It’s also a very transparent process and we don’t have to set an asking price. We can watch the bidding and know that we got the best price.”
“Because of health reasons we want to sell fast at the highest price. We like that there is nothing to negotiate, no haggling over price, and no contingencies to later kill a sale. It’s a unique opportunities for someone to fulfill the dream of a lifetime. We certainly did, and have absolutely no regrets.
For additional information on this unique villa and a virtual open house with extensive photo gallery, slide show and video visit our website at http://www.montserrat-caribbean-villas.com . The site also provides particulars on the auction process that is being used. The winning bidder will conclusively own one of the most desirable vacation homes in the Caribbean.