|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Built by the owners in their favorite area of Jamaica, this oceanfront get-away rests on ten quiet acres of beautiful, secluded landscape just two miles from Treasure Beach.
The contemporary villa provides three bedrooms [two air conditioned], sleeper sofa, three baths, DVD surround sound system, WI FI,movie library, satellite TV,sirius satellite radio, stereo with CD player,Klipsch i Pod docks freshwater pool, mountain bikes,kayaks and a special 'clubhouse' on the ocean. Snorkeling, mountain biking, hiking, and incredible sunset gazing are just some of the outdoor pursuits. Browse the craft shops in nearby Treasure Beach; visit world-famous 'Jakes' and sister property Jack Sprats.
The villa's friendly staff provides delicious cuisine ,groundskeeping, guided excursions, as well as cleaning and laundry service. Airport transportation is available. Children are welcome; nanny is available. Let this sandy beach and crystal blue water invite you to spoil yourself with the vacation of a lifetime!
Keywords: Private Oceanfront Villa
I first traveled to Jamaica when I was 19 and fell in love with the Island.I proposed to my wife Carolyn at the top of Dunn River Falls and we were married in 1991.We continued to travel back to the Island and upon a day trip came across the Treasure Beach area and shortly thereafter started our search for a property in the area.We purchased the property in 1998 and spend as much time as we can at Great Escape. Both of our boys have been to Jamaica since infants and have come to love Jamaica as much as we do.
Mark Queener purchased this villa in 1998
We stayed at a nearby property during our search and the opportunity arose to buy a house already built along with a ocean front parcel and additional acreage.We refurbished the house,added a pool and built the 'clubhouse' on the ocean.
We love the location being a few miles out of Treasure Beach and the quiet surroundings. Gorgeous sunsets,star gazing at night and a staff that is off the charts!
If you want a vacation surrounded by beauty where you can visit a Jamaica that you will never find in a resort, with staff who are kind, genuine and, well, simply wonderful, then this is the place for you. This was our third time in Jamaica, but our first outside of a resort.
Mark (the owner) was great. We actually had to change our dates due to medical issues, and he had no problem with that.
We only went on a few excursions that Shane arranged for us. Highly recommend Captain Ted for a Black River tour with a stop at Sister Lou's and the Pelican Bar. Also did Lover's Leap with a late lunch at Jack Sprats. Rambo did the driving for us.
We definitely plan to come again. Hopefully for our son's college graduation in 2017. Shane said he'd show him fishing Jamaican style. :)
My 60th birthday was at the end of December and we spent a wonderful week at Great Escape. What an awesome way to celebrate this milestone. My husband and I met friends on 12/28 at the Jamaica airport and thanks to Mark's tip, we were expedited thru customs by VIP Attractions (the extra $50 was SOOOOO worth it).
The ride to Great Escape was a treat, with Rambo driving and being an entertaining tour guide. We made quick stop at the market in Montego Bay to stock up on snacks and adult beverages and then a stop at Border Jerk for some great chicken. What a wonderful start to an amazing vacation.
The Villa was even better than we expected. Two bedrooms and two baths and a great pool (expertly maintained by Nevil) at the main house and the clubhouse at the beach was PERFECT for watching the sunset!! And Wifi!!!!!
Shane prepared delicious meals for us and his rum punch should be bottled! We took a few (not many) trips to nearby attractions -- Frankly, being at the Villa was so perfect, we really didn't feel the desire to go anywhere.
We did take a boat trip to the Pelican Bar and down the Black River to Sister Lou's......Captain Ted was amazing! The sea was quite choppy, but he navigated the small boat expertly.
Pansy cleaned for us every day and even did some laundry for us.
All and all, the combo of the villa, the staff and the laid back Jamaican culture made for a PERFECT birthday!!!
We stayed at Mark's villa for two weeks and it has been the best holiday we have had in quite a while. The villa itself is in a peaceful location just outside Treasure Beach. The club house on the beach has a bedroom and bathroom which is cute and the fact that they wasn't aircon was not a problem. The staff were more than willing to help with anything you needed. Special thanks to Rambo for all the driving we had loads of trips out to see all sorts of attractions, Rum Factories, waterfalls, spa baths etc and trips into Treasure beach when we fancied a night our from the villa, and to Shaun for the wonderful meals just say what you would like and off Shaun goes and comes back with the receipts and all the ingredients for some wonderful meals, the best by far was the barbecued pork and seeing him club a tree to snap off the dead wood was a sight in itself. The communication with Mark was very easy and fast and the whole process was smooth and trouble free. I would highly recommend Great Escape. Julia Thornton and family. (husband, two grown children and their partners).
We stayed for one week in early February of this year and had a fantastic time. Everything was as advertised, swimming (sea or pool), Kayaks, view, etc. Mark, the owner, was easy very easy to deal with. And the staff, Rambo, Anne, Shane, etc. were always up to the task. Anne's meals were fantastic. The only slight issue was that the bikes on site were not in service at the time. Other than that, people who aren't used to the tropics need to understand about insects, but we are from Florida, so no big deal. I'll certainly return in the future.
I visited hello for a short getaway weekend which turned out to a fabulous last minute on Valentines weekend.
It was the day before that we contacted Mark the villa owner to let him know we finally got a flight and we would like to rent his villa. Mark made our experience so awesome and everything ran so smoothly.
The villa itself is beautiful and full of character. The pool and deck with the authentic hammock was most relaxing. The deck had music, modern lounge chairs, and everything you need while daydreaming on the beautiful ocean directly across the street. But it does not end there. Across the street the villa also have a beach house with a one bedroom one bath room directly on the Caribbean ocean...the views are spectacular and ambience is to die for. Pictures doesn't do the villa justice.
The sweetest part was the boat to Pelican Bar picked us up directly from the beach house and we zipped across the ocean to the most awesome drinking spot and seafood hut in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.
The staff was most accommodating...whatever we wanted...they were ready to please. If ever you want to stay a week or just a quick weekend getaway this villa really is the spot for an off the beaten path way experience.
The Great Escape is close to perfect. We came as a group of five friends for the Christmas and New Year period and had an amazing time. The accommodation is really well maintained - clean and kept that way by Pansy and Neville who came every morning (including Christmas and New Years Day) to clean and maintain the pool. Shane was looking after us and cooked lovely food, recommended places, went shopping for us and arranged trips. Rambo (and Jayvon - what a dude), along with Brent, were brilliant drivers and showed us some sites of Treasure Beach and surrounding areas that were off the beaten track and that we'd never have experienced on our own. They were very accommodating with our late night return journeys from bars!
The beach house and private beach are the best parts of the house, along with the deck and pool. We looked at other houses in the area and none seemed to come close to The Great Escape in terms of the outside space.
The area is beautiful and the people are amazing. Any worries about safety were gone the second we arrived - the people are so friendly and welcoming.
The location is actually great. It's true that it's quite a long walk to Treasure Beach (at least 45mins) but that didn't pose any problems for us as Rambo or Brent often took us and during the day the walk is lovely if you fancy it.
Loved it. Can't wait to come back.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes||50% deposit at time of reservation and balance 30 days before arrival|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.