The property is very lovely with cool tile floors and balconies that look out over the ocean. We particularly enjoyed the second floor balcony and spent a lot of time up there in the afternoons and evenings, when we weren't down by the water. On one of the afternoons it showered and we had a rainbow over us while we were in the water which was pretty cool!
Mia is fantastic and replies to emails very quickly. Everything she told us was right on. The advice about the exchange of money was very helpful. You have to visit Dunn's River Falls, it was great. Pictures of the property are very accurate. Our daughter took some great ones that we plan to upload to Mia's shutterfly account when our daughter returns from college.
I have to say, going to sleep with the sound of the ocean is absolutely the best. You can hear a bit of music from the nearby Beaches resort, but it really doesn't pose a problem. There is a fair amount of boating traffic from the resort, which can be an issue if you want to swim out to the reef. I think a few life jackets on hand would be nice for those of us who are concerned about getting a cramp or something when swimming out to the reef. We wanted to go out there, but didn't want to chance it without any floatation devices. My husband and daughters snorkeled along the shoreline and got some great pictures of fish, an eel, and coral. We got pictures of a small stingray from the second floor balcony too (our daughter has a great zoom lens).
Having Paulette and John to assist with our stay was great. Paulette cooked a nice stew for us and did some light shopping to start us off and that was very nice. Both of them are two of the nicest people you could meet. John took great care of the grounds, including the beach on a daily basis. He kept watch while we were swimming and kept strangers off the beach. There is a small vendor stand on the beach, but they didn't bother us at all. They were very nice.
Because we didn't know Jamaica at all, we didn't rent a vehicle, and in retrospect probably would next time. Hiring someone to drive you places can get expensive so guests will need to plan for that. Overall, this was a wonderful vacation. Very relaxing, quiet and peaceful. The views were spectacular and the beach is clean and sandy. The little sand crabs are so entertaining to watch. They don't bother you at all, but look so interesting in photos. We highly recommend Mia Forbes and this villa property!