|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Have you ever wanted to find out what life in a true island paradise would be like? You can, in this beautiful 3 bedroom villa, on one of Jamaica's largest privately-owned beaches.
Allow us to tempt you with legendary Jamaican hospitality and cuisine prepared by Butler/Cook, Sheldon, and be pampered by Housekeeper Donna - both true gems of the Caribbean. Live-in staff in their own staff quarters and night time security are standard.
Enjoy your sumptuous meals in the dining room, on the verandah, or poolside, enjoying the tropical breezes, or have a romantic candlelight dinner on your own private beach, under the stars.
If snorkeling or diving are your passion, one of the best-known areas for these sports is located directly in front of your villa, or play golf at Super Clubs championship golf course just 1/4 mile away.
And, within just a 25 minute drive you can experience the No. 1 attraction in the Caribbean, Dolphin Cove, or climb the most photographed waterfalls in the world, Dunn's River Falls.
Or choose from a number of exciting adventure tours, from horse-back riding from the mountains to the sea, to zip lining, to ATV tours, to whitewater rafting all of which are available through Chukka Caribbean. Or, as many of our guests opt, you may choose never to never your little piece of paradise - and nap in the hammock under the almond tree.
As the television commercial says about Jamaica - 'once you go, you know!' We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Idle Hours is the right spot. You have the private beach with this amazing view both day and night. If you want to eat/drink on the veranda or on the beach while listening to the waves, this is place. My favorite was lazing in the hammock under the 100 year old almond tree while the sea provided the music. Coffee on the veranda in the early morning, followed by a swim, then breakfast set the pace for the ideal day. Serenity, competent staff, plenty of space indoors and out, cleanliness, and the large pool made this the right option. The staff and chef were very well trained.
If you are looking for tranquility, beauty and peace, you will find it at Idle Hours. The setting is spectacular, completely modern and functional, with good taste. You can waste away your days in a book on the private beach. The staff are welcoming, flexible and open to suggestions, whilst unobtrusive. A few days at Idle Hours will leave you refreshed and reenergized.
What a joy to discover this little gem for a week long stay in Jamaica. We have visited the island before but this was our first time in a private villa and having tried it once I think this would be our first choice over a hotel.
The house is a quaint beach house set directly on its own beach - the photos on the listing are accurate but really don't do it justice. The fact we could hear the sea 24/7 was priceless, that we had free range on our own beach unbeatable. The rooms were spacious and clean and the beds very comfortable.
What made the stay for us was the staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Mr Johnson, the cook, fed us morning, noon and night with some really wonderful meals while Donna, the housekeeper's, warm smile and gentle demeanour made us feel right at home. At night unobtrusive security provided by Mr Mason and the villa's own watch dog, a lovely rescue dog called Sandy, ensured we could sleep soundly in our beds.
We didn't really venture far from the villa - who would when you have the crystal clear Caribbean Sea literally on your doorstep - but we did venture into Ocho Rios, some 30 minutes away, where there were plenty of attractions if you want to do the tourist thing: Dunns River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain etc. Montego Bay isn't far away either.
All in all this was a wonderful break from the madness of the real world, we were very sorry to leave but one thing is for sure we will definitely be back.
We have traveled internationally for several years. We love to rent private houses located on/near the ocean. Our goal is to be "off the grid" away from the resort/hotel business. We love to experience the "local life". This property totally delivered on the oceanfront side of things. Beautiful beach, the water was like bath water & great snorkeling right out your front door. Because we have rented houses/villas many times I consider myself to be pretty knowledgeable in looking for a rental that will fit our families needs. The pictures of the is rental are very true to fact, but what they do not show is that this house is an vintage beach home. The age of the house shows up in person which would be hard to see from pictures. It is well decorated but there are cracked walls, paint & trim. Old doors & fixtures. Both bathtubs had issues. There needs to be some TLC in the repairs & cleaning areas for this house to meet the standards one would expect from the pictures. It also needs a good scrubbing from top to bottom. There are not pictures of the kitchen & there is a reason why. It is not updated as the rest of the house and pretty grimy. It is also located on a very busy & noisy road. Peaceful waves on side w/commotion in the back. My BIGGEST issue w this rental is that yes, a housekeeper, cook, security is included in the rental price. Absolutely NO ONE or was it written ANYWHERE that the housekeeper stays in the house with you. Every place we rented in the past has CLEARLY stated they come & leave to service the house or there was separate living quarters. If we came across a rental that said staff stayed in the house we would pass on that particular rental. We most DEFINITELY would of passed on this one. It was uncomfortable for us, we felt we were a guest in the housekeepers home. It was also uneasy to go to bed at night w someone else in the house & our young children sleeping in another room. The staff was pleasant & nice, just totally not what we expected. I spoke w the owner upon arrival & expressed our concern & surprise. We were told that is how house/villas in Jamaica are. Not true, other rentals are available w no staff or the staff stay in a house separate from the rental house. When our request for the housekeeper not to stay w us was denied we just made the best of our vacation. Even though on this site, it states a private stay can be arranged. It felt good to get home & be alone again!
Heaven on earth, the villa and the staff exceeded all my expectations. Ms. Donna with her beautiful smile is wonderful and the best. She was warm and kind and keep everything very clean. Mr. Martin is our top Chef, love in every meal. Mr. Robert is simply the best our entire party felt safe and secure every night. My 6 year old grandson continues to talk about his time with Mr. Robert. Ms. Vivian and her son kept the beach and pool very clean and beautiful. The owners have a talented team and they are the reason for returning guest because they add warmth to the beauty of the entire villa. I appreciate the kindness and care they all provided to me and my family. I had a broken ankle and they made sure I rested and took care of my ankle. Mr. David made our ride from and to the airport easy and relax. SIMPLY THE BEST.
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Apr 15 2015 - Dec 14 2015
4 night minimum 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.