SPECTACULAR OCEAN FRONT LUXURY VILLA ON JAMAICA'S NORTH COAST

Janine Harmel

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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SPECTACULAR OCEAN FRONT LUXURY VILLA ON JAMAICA'S NORTH COAST

Oracabessa Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, sleeps 15

On Jamaica's rugged North Coast, tucked away between Noel Coward's Firefly and Ian Fleming's Goldeneye you will find our 3.5 acre wooded, gated property that affords quiet and privacy. We are 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios, just outside a quaint little town called Oracabessa. The villa itself sits on a bluff overlooking the Carribean Sea with no close neighbors. We have the novelty of a blow hole at the sea's edge which sprays into the air filling a natural sea pond and series of pools which makes a delightful play area for adults and children alike. There are also steps carved into the rocks for access to the sea for diving and snorkeling. The beautiful grounds are landscaped with many private paths and hideaways, and include a large freshwater pool. The house has three air conditioned bedrooms each with its own newly remodeled ensuite bathroom, and can accommodate up to ten guests. All bedrooms open onto the verandah with sea views in front, and open to the garden with private balconies in back. The living room/dining room is a large great room area with a wrap-around verandah. Because the villa sits on a bluff we get tradewinds year around, and find that the climate is more temperate even in the summer than where we live, which is Florida. The kitchen is modern and is at your disposal for drinks and snacks. We also have a full time, live-in staff that is ready to meet you and help you with anything you might need from planning your activities, to doing your laundry for you, and of course shopping and cooking, all included in the cost. The attractions of Ocho Rios and the beaches Port Maria and Oracabessa are close by. The villa is two hours by car or bus from the airport in Montego Bay and we will be happy to arrange transportation for you.

We are happy to announce the opening of The Cottage at Blow Hole. The construction has taken 'somewhat' longer than expected but the results are stunning. The cottage will be rented only as overflow along with the main villa and can sleep up to six comfortably. The exception being when the owners (us) are in residence. The cottage blends perfectly with its surrounding and in no way detracts from the privacy or views of the main villa. We will let the photos speak for themselves.

Welcome to the new standard in comfort, privacy and service, welcome to Blow Hole Villa and The Cottage at Blow Hole.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Janine Harmel

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My husband and I bought this property with the intention of using it as a vacation/retirement home; vacation now, retirement sometime in the future. We

have done extensive renovation of the property within the last 7 years and are excited to have others to enjoy the villa as much as we do. The Cottage we have been planning for retirement is now completed and ready for occupancy, only as overflow from the main villa. We will not rent the cottage separately. Call us for details.

Janine Harmel purchased this villa in 2007

This location is close to Ocho Rios (about 20 min by car) so that we can run into town for shopping or dining or for our guests to go to the many attractions(such as Dunn's River Falls), but we are far enough into the country to enjoy the quiet country lifestyle. Oracabessa is a very small village a couple of min. away that fills all of our daily needs, and the Boscobel Airport is 10 min. away for people who prefer not to drive from Montego Bay.

The villa is situated on the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea...nothing between us and Cuba but water. We have the unique feature of a seapond and a blow hole that are accessible by a series of steps down to the sea. Depending on the weather the blow hole varies its show. We spend a lot of time on the veranda just enjoying the view. Of course there is excellent diving and snorkeling also, as the steps drop off to about 30' of crystal clear turquoise water. The seapond is great for little ones as it is only about 3 feet deep and entirely enclosed.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
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Spectacular Ocean Front Luxury Villa on Jamaica's North Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Spectacular Ocean Front Luxury Villa on Jamaica's North Coast
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Oracabessa Jamaica North Coast
columbia
5

The Best

  • 5 of 5
When was the last time you returned home from vacation with suitcases full of clean freshly laundered clothing? This is one of the perks we experienced at Blow Hole (thank you Annette). Every evening beds are turned down mosquito netting draped about (don’t know why never saw a bug!). You fall asleep with the sea breeze swirling thru the bedroom two complete glass walls open hearing the crash of the waves on the rocks below.
Activities; Danny will drive you everywhere, you can do the regular stuff; swimming with dolphins,, Dunn River Falls, Zip Lining, Sea Do etc or… if lucky watch Hawk Beak sea turtles hatch, crawl to the ocean & swim away as your cheer them on. Swim or snorkel twice a day in your own back yard, learn how to bait, catch (in your front yard) then fish with hermit crabs, gather chicken eggs from Danny’s chickens, catch a ride with one of the local fishermen continuously trolling past Blow Hole dropping his crab and fish pots along the coast. I was a fisherman/helper for a few hours one morning learning so much about his Jamaica. It was fun seeing Bond Beach, Golden Eye Beach and the coast from ocean view. In case you are wondering Blow Hole is THE most beautiful property. Going to market with Pauline seeing all the local beautiful fruits, vegetables & spices watching her barter with the merchants so much fun. Eating Patties!!
Food; Oh my word can Pauline cook! After arriving Pauline interviews you ask your likes and dislikes, any food allergies what time you want your meals served!! Yes the table is set; sit on the veranda with an unbelievable ocean view, Annette serves and removes the dishes, three times a day. Almost forgot Pauline’s before dinner cocktails; rum punch, Pina Colada are out of this world.
Janine truly has thought of everything to make your stay memorable but the best thing about our stay was the staff we were privileged to eat with them, share stories of their families and ours growing up in the states and Jamaica. If you are the private sort I bet you would never see the staff we simply threw ourselves upon them from day one and were lucky enough they opened their big Jamaican hearts and loved us up.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Ocean Front Luxury Villa on Jamaica's North Coast
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Oracabessa Jamaica North Coast
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
5

Our Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Blowhole Villa was nothing short of spectacular. The staff members took excellent care of my family and me and made sure that our stay was relaxing, enjoyable, and exactly as we wanted it to be. The meals were excellent and the staff happily accommodated any request that we had. The property around the villa is absolutely gorgeous and some of my favorite days were spent never leaving -- just lounging in the pool, relaxing in the sea pond, and swimming in the beautiful ocean. I could not believe I had the opportunity to see -- and stay in! -- such a perfect spot. I cannot wait to go back to Oracabessa and the Blowhole Villa!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Ocean Front Luxury Villa on Jamaica's North Coast
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Oracabessa Jamaica North Coast
Seminole, FL
5

Florida Friend

  • 5 of 5
I had heard about and seen pictures of the villa over the past few years, and can honestly say neither did it justice. Seven of our family members decided to make it the destination for our mini family reunion. The surroundings were serene and picturesque - blue water that changed colors with the movement of the sun. Around every turn there was a natural vignette to discover - a bamboo bench set in the foliage, a hidden dock with spectacualr views, a fire pit, a stone table and chairs. Annette, Pauline, and Danny are true treasures. Annette's calm, friendly manner is enhanced by her beautiful smile and quiet sense of humor. She made sure we were comfortable and kept everything clean and tidy. Pauline's expertise in the kitchen was the source of many full and happy stomachs. She is so pleasant and cares about her guests wants and needs. We didn't eat out one time. Miss one of Pauline's meals - no way. Danny is a true ambassador for Jamaica. He is a wealth of knowledge about his country and his pride comes through in every conversation. He wears many hats - driver, tour guide, entertainer, gardener, domino instructor, equipment manager, pool caretaker, etc,. etc. I wish I had one-tenth of his energy! I was accompanied on my morning walks by members of the four-legged canine pet therapy team, and when I returned to relax on the veranda, a friendly feline greeted me like I was a long-lost friend. For the more "life experienced" members of the family, sitting on the veranda drinking coffee in the morning or an adult beverage.... later in the morning .... or afternon.... or evening, etc., was made even better by chatting with my family, reading a book, or watching the kids enjoying themselves. The pool provided yet another place for relaxation when the breezes died down and it got a bit warm.... and you had the choice of fresh or salt water! The water was perfect for snorkling, jumping, and eventually diving off the point. We ventured out a few times - Dunn's River Falls, the market, and the kids went with Danny to experiece the country. They raved about it! It does not get any better ending each day in a comfy bed, listening and falling to sleep to the rhythm of the surf, puncuated by the whoosh of the blow hole. Paradise............
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oracabessa Jamaica North Coast
Southern Illinois, USA
5

Our expectations were high going in and they were exceeded in every way!

  • 5 of 5
This is the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. The villa and property were exceptional. The staff was very hospitable and fun. A very big thank you to William, Annette and Danny for all they did to make our stay incredible. The ocean views from the villa are extraordinary and since the property is 3.5 acres, it is like you have the ocean all to yourself. The villa and grounds are all very well maintained. The owner was very easy to work with and offered assistance and suggestions that made our stay even better. We enjoyed a drive into the country to see how real Jamaicans live and a trip to Dunns River Falls. Other than that, we didn't want to leave because we had everything we needed at the villa. We have already recommended this property to several friends and we certainly hope to return again soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Oracabessa Jamaica North Coast
Austin, TX
5

Just Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
This was my second visit to Blow Hole Villa and I am certain not my last. Each day provided exactly what I wanted. Some days were slow; waking up to the sunrise over the ocean from the Master suite, reading, swimming and snorkeling in the sea pool, the regular pool or both.
The snorkeling equipment was brand new, clean and worked excellently. Coffee or tea was available when I woke up and all the meals were worthy of any fine restaurant. Glendon, as well as being an excellent chef, wants to make interesting and healthy food that each guest will like while using the best local ingredients in season. The Blue Mountain coffee is great!
Other days were busier with trips to the local market in Orcabessa and bonfires on the East Terrace at night with an unbelievable view of the stars. I ventured every morning down the villa entry and out the main road for an easy slightly rolling 2 mile walk. One could also get a nice stretch just staying within the villa grounds. There are about 5 different terraces to practice yoga. It was quiet, serene and cool with the sea breeze each morning. The linens were fine, the pillows soft down and the towels thick. The garden shower was absolutely awesome. I highly recommend Veronique spa services. They come to the villa with all the equipment and I had a massage on a private part of the veranda with real ocean sounds in the background. What luxury! I plan to come back with my 2 teenagers because I know they too would love it.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oracabessa Jamaica North Coast
Yardley, Pa. USA
5

Blow Hole family getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our 3 families from Reno, Richmond and Philadelphia just returned from a wonderful celebratory vacation at the Blow Hole. The villa is lovely, spectacular views of the fascinating ocean blow hole and very attentive service by the whole staff. Both the young children, ages 9,8,and two 7's, and the parents and grandparents had a great time and the house accommodated all 10 of us with no problem. Thanks for the hospitality!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ian Flemming international, charter only
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bond beach, an easy walk.
Car: not necessary

Snorkeling and diving can be done on the premises. Dive center in nearby Port Maria will bring equipment to the villa for our guests' use. We also have our 'Sunset Deck' which is completely private and can be used for nude sunbathing if one desires.

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Availability & Rates

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Oracabessa Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Apr 15 2014 - Dec 15 2014
4 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
6 night minimum stay
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The main villa will sleep 10 persons. An additional $250.00 per person per week will be charged for over 6 guests. The cottage is available for rent for extra guests, it will sleep 5 guests. The rates are as follows, $2000.00, low season, $2500.00, high season and $3000.00 for Christmas and New Years weeks. The cottage will not be rented separately. Contact owner for more details.
A 50% deposit is due at time of booking, the remainder is due 60 days in advance of arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Oracabessa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room off living room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Pool bath, downstairs by swimming pool
    The cottage, upstairs - toilet , tub , shower
    The cottage, downstairs - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 4.5 bathrooms in the Villa, 2 bathrooms in the cottage
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Cottage at Blow Hole - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The cottage will be rented only as an addition to the villa.
  • The villa contains one king bed and one day bed in Master bedroom, one queen bed and one day bed middle bedroom, and one queen and one double bed in third bedroom. The cottage features one king bed downstairs, one queen bed and a futon upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • water parks
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
Notes:
We provide a full staff, housekeeper and cook included in our price. Guests pay for groceries and beverages. We also have wi-fi available, no computer provided. We have pets on the premises (dogs and cats) and we are not handicapped accessible (sorry).
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