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Chateau en Exotica, Port Antonio ( San San Estate )

Henri and Joyce Verne

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Chateau en Exotica, Port Antonio ( San San Estate )

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


Port Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Private Luxury Villa, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and sleep 1-12

Chateau en Exotica pertinent Questions and Answers. Why would A.T. & T. and its affiliates choose a small, exclusive, private 5+ acre Chateau Estate located in a small, noncommercial tropical paradise on a small Caribbean island as their Mega Giant company's 'Million Dollar Player' awards grand prize destination? (Twice chosen.) Why would Jamaica's largest newspaper The Daily Gleaner, devote almost a full page special feature on The Chateau calling it, 'A dream house, a place of serenity?' (Twice featured).

Why would popular books, newsletters and magazines such as Frommer's Jamaica 2004 3rd edition select Chateau en Exotica' A Real Pocket Of Posh, has opened in this north coast resort.' 'Worthy of being called A Fantasy Retreat' (page 2) 'If you want the honeymoon retreat of all time or else want to slip away for an illicit week, consider this oasis near San San Beach and the Blue Lagoon, its the Ultimate Fantasy Retreat' (pages 167 & 168).

Best Villa Rentals-Caribbean, Focus on the World, The Caribbean, The Visitor, International Travel News and Caribbean Property (front cover) write wonderful, special stories or use the picture post card views? Why does Hollywood film so many movies here, such as Cocktails starring Tom Cruise (movie crew were also Chateau guests), Club Paradise, recent remakes of Treasure Island and Lord Of The Flys, Mighty Quinn, Clara's Heart, In Like Flynn, Treasure Of Jamaica Reef, Girls Of Jamaica, Playmates In Paradise and Eden?

Your unique & romantic Tented dining room awaits with lush flower bedecked settings including sparkling mini Waterfall Fountains, tuxedo butler & white gloved, candlelit settings of imported crystal and gold service while your chief's offerings are truly mouth watering (most of our guests never want to dine out) or dine Alfresco by pool side with numerous lighted Tiki torches or by the garden's waterfalls is blissful tranquility.

Your Jungle Great Room is excitingly alive with plush furnishings, visions of tropical forests, rivers & waterfalls, hand carved multi animal sculptures & beautiful local artwork thru-out Chateau, large screen TV with extensive video and book library, CD cassette stereo and Karaoke recorder/player.

Enjoy Cinema en Exotica, Chateau's new DVD theater also includes extensive photo gallery of famous celebrates (even some who were Chateau guests).

Acres of delicious fruits and beautiful flora surround you while sparkling waterfalls, fountains and fish ponds compete with the songs of birds. Submerse yourself by total relaxation in Chateau's refreshing fountained pool or warm waterfall spa while listening to your selection of beautiful music from either CD stereo, FM cassette outdoor garden speakers. Walk or ride to the multi hued crystal clear and calm white sands of the San San private beach (great snorkeling), or world famous Frenchman's Cove river and beach is just minutes away.

There are more beauty spots to tour in this area than anywhere else in Jamaica. Lively and abundant nightlife, great restaurants, beach parties, clubs, discos and shopping are available within seven miles or less. Tennis, golf, Blue Lagoon within walking distance. Trident Castle (A Real Castle) the new & lovely German gallery shopping village Mall and the Jamaica Palace are all nearby.

Amenitie: All 4 bedrooms have ceiling fans, air conditioning and your choice of plush, colorful satin or percale cotton bed linen. All have fabulous views and where breakfast in bed is an everyday option. Chateau's personal staff is fantastic and consists of a super Chief, Butler & Housekeeper (nanny). You are welcome to dine or play as Barefoot Casual As You Like, as you desire, for only the moon and stars may observe your delectable seclusion Whenever you wish ( Much better than Fantasy Island no Mr. Rourke to lecture you here ).

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Henri and Joyce Verne (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2014

About Henri and Joyce Verne

Have owned vacation properties in excess of 37 years

Why Henri and Joyce Verne chose Port Antonio

No doubt, area chosen is one of the Most beautiful and peaceful areas in Jamaica, and thruout the Caribbean

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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
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Chateau en Exotica, Port Antonio ( San San Estate )
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
boston, ma

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

As travelers to Cancun,much of the Caribbean, Hawaii (hang loose) the Florida Keys and

The Bahamas (including the Atlantis resort, which is also a fun place, man made beautiful, but sorry to say, we found that the staff, at ATLANTIS resort, seemed to have little or no consideration, for THEIR ATLANTIS guests).

Our personal vacation favorites, are the Chateau en Exotica, and Castles on the Sea, Ocho Rios Jamaica, we had spent both our honeymoon, and since then five family vacations at the Chateau (which speaks for itself)

We have also recently vacationed at Castles on the Sea, which is also owned by the same owners, (who own the Chateau en Exotica), which is close to Ocho Rios Jamaica, and once again, we have had some of our very best vacations ever, problem is which one to visit, Chateau or Castles?

This year we split up our vacation with one week at each property, which was exactly the right choice, for us.

Both are totally different, but equally fantastic in their own ways, we wound up having the best family vacations we have ever enjoyed.

If your looking for a unique vacation/dream honeymoon getaway, or very special occasion, with a friendly and surperb staff, fabulous meals, a famous pristine Chateau, or two twin "Castles", we recommend either property, pick the one that best suits what you all enjoy the most. You wont go wrong.

In either one of the most gorgeous tropical settings imaginable, only minutes away, are Gorgeous private beaches, rivers/ waterfalls for swimming, Blue lagoons, tennis, golf and without lots of tourist trapings.

Though there are more tourist attractions in the Ocho Rios area, Dunns River Falls, Mystic Mountain, Dolphin Cove, Fern Gully etc), therefore you will likely find many more fellow tourist's in Ocho Rios.

However Castles is actually about a 15 minute's drive away, from Margaritaville, and many of the other tourist attractions of Ocho Rios.

We also love and enjoy the party atmosphere of Cancun, its lovely beaches (though mostly rough waters for swimming). But staying in a hotel, is not privacy.

We find both the Chateau and Castles are TOTALLY private resorts, that are VERY VERY hard to beat.

Thanks to all of our friendly staff at both properties, who always treat us as royalty, always providing us with cherished privacy, simply awesome unforgetible dining treats, great tropical drinks, and SO much more, GOD willing we will be back again.

Nicole from Boston Ma. USA

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our attempt is to continusiouly offer and provide, extremly affordable rates, at some of most beautiful and totally private accomodations, in the safest, and most select and gorgeous areas of jamaica, or where ever they those properties are located worldwide. It is heart warming to know, that our efforts, though not always perfect, have in fact attracted world wide rave reviews, not what we say, but what many of the following world famous say: In any book store or libary, you may read worlds leading travel author, arthur frommer's jamaica travel, opinion of the chateau en exotica. Chateau en exotica is featured on pbs television special, the bahamas and the caribbean with shiri belafonte Jamaica's leading newspaper the daily gleaner Calls chateau en exotica " a jamaica dream house" with this being almost a full page sunday feature. A t & t million dollar contest (chateau en exotica twice chosen, as at&t's dream distination) Film crew from movie cocktails, guests of chateau while filming Movie Our properties are featured in many travel books Caribbean's deluxe property magazine maco had a five page feature on castle's on the sea. (our newest property). We believe it would be extremly difficult to find other private or public resorts, that have those type of alcolades, its really great, when other's praise your efforts. It's almost equally encouraging to get hundreds of numerious positive feedback from our happy guests, and thank god we certainly have recieved more than our share, making all efforts from both ourselves, our professional staff's, and all others involved totally worth while. Each year we recieve many such letters of thanks. Sorry that we can not share, all of them. Our thank you to all of our returning guests (which have been many), are both verbal, writting, and also a 15% returning guests discount, at any rental property we have. We feel certain that most guests would return, even if there were no discount. Hopefully some of our guests, may also share their comments, to this venue, regarding any of our properties, they have formally vacationed at. Please feel free to ask any questions, which you may have, or make any inquiries. Hope many others, will be able to also enjoy either (or both) of these earthly edens. Always the very best, henri & joyce
Newton, MA


  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Chateau en Exotica for winter break (Dec 25-Jan 1). We had a phenomenal visit. We were two families and the house is spacious, comfortable, and very clean. We loved the beautiful tropical setting among fruit trees. In fact, we often ate the coconuts and pineapples off the property. The staff at the house, Sylvia, Warren, Chris and Doris, are as sweet, kind and accommodating as can be. They emanated Jamaican warmth. And have I mentioned the food? Divine! We wanted to try local food and they found just the right blend of Jamaican spice and exotic flavors and familiar and delicious cuisine. Even the smallest one of us (seven!) gobbled up every bite. And Warren's homemade pies? To die for! We couldn't decide which was our favorite: key lime, coconut creme, or chocolate silk! We also loved eating our meals al fresco with warm tropical breezes caressing our appetites. The never ending supply of Red Stripe beer and/or rum punches didn't hurt either! The other totally delightful part of our experience that we hadn't appreciated when we booked the Chateau was that Port Antonio is an unspoiled corner of Jamaica. On our plane ride back to the States we met other travelers who hadn't left the property they were on for their entire stay. We had gone out exploring each day freely and met many warm Jamaicans who were happy to share their beautiful country with us. Joyce does a great job managing the Chateau and we hope that we can return one day. It was one of our favorite vacations ever!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your kind words in regards to your stay at the Chateau en Exotica. We love our staff and are glad you did too! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to your speedy return. 

Massively Overpriced and certainly not good value

  • 2 of 5

To give this property five stars is a joke... 3 stars as best.. The property has no beach, an average pool and hot tub and very limited land space. A complete upgrade of the basic amenities is needed. The Wi-Fi is not accessible throughout the entire house, the cable (only accessible on a 22inch monitor in the living room and the package is so basic) is a complete joke and the TVs should be donated to a children's home... On the bright side the staff is very knowledgeable, courteous and competent

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are disappointed to hear that your recent stay at the Chateau en Exotica was not what you expected. We have been in business for over 40 years providing vacations of a lifetime for families around the globe, and we take pride in our villa and our staff. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your comments, but also to respond on a few points you mentioned. Our property is situated on over 5 acres in the mountains overlooking the Caribbean Sea, which you can clearly see in the many pictures on our website. It would be impossible for the property to have a beach being in the mountains. HOWEVER, as residents of the San San Estates, our guests have access to a PRIVATE beach on San San Bay, a mere 3-5 minute drive down the hill. In fact, many of our guests choose to take a 15-20 minute walk down the beautifully treed, rainforest road to San San beach for a day of fun in the sun. Our pool is a uniquely designed, keyhole shaped, private pool available only for our guests to enjoy. It is clearly photographed on our website and is designed to capture the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea while you cool off with a swim or just lounge around, all the while being served refreshing beverages by our caring and competent staff. Because our property sits on 5+ secluded acres, we have ample land space, for not one, but 2 hot tubs for your relaxing pleasure and privacy. Again, thank you for letting us know about the wi-fi accessibility and the cable issues. We are sorry to hear that you had problems with those things, and we will see to it that those problems are addressed. We are constantly upgrading our electronic equipment and want to make every effort to ensure our guests have a memorable stay and a speedy return to the Chateau en Exotica.
Lauderhill, FL, USA

truly an ultimate fantasy retreat

  • 5 of 5

My favorite place to go is Chateau en Exotica in Pt. Antonio, Jamaica. One can never be bored because of the numerous things to do like going to San San private beach, so intimate with white sand caressing your feet. There is river rafting, or going to Reach Falls as seen in "Cocktails: starring Tom Cruise. The craft markets are well stocked and this is naming a few things to do. Best of all is after enjoying the sea and sun you go back to the Chateau to be pampered. The service extended by the staff is absolutely A1 and at the same time very professional. One of my sumptuous meals is Doris' pumpkin soup which is to die for. The chateau is exquisitely decorated and at the same time very intimate. . The staff is very gracious, very polite and also friendly.. I look forward with so much anticipation to my next visit - it is so worth it. I must not fail to mention that working with the owners concerning reservation, and accommodation is polite and hassle free.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Sheer Bliss

  • 5 of 5

After giving birth 3 months ago, vacation was the last thing on my mind but I'm happy that my wonderful & thoughtful husband convinced me in going to Jamaica where we stayed in the most romantic oasis surround by lush green mountains harmoniously over looking the beautiful blue sea as the sounds of song birds filled the air. Upon our arrival we were graciously greeted with champagne in long stem crystal glasses by the butler & the entire staff making us feel like celebrities. Chef Doris is really fantastic not to mention her must have delicious bread pudding. The villa was immaculately kept especially being paranoid about my new born. I was pampered with an amazing reflexologist & baby nurse Carole Rose who has duel citizenship in Jamaican & United States which was all arranged by the staff. I felt safe leaving my baby to go and have poolside candle lit romantic dinners with my husband & lounge at the most beautiful private white sandy beaches. The staff went above & beyond in their call of duty. I almost forgot that I was a new Mom. Come one come all & immerse yourself in sheer bliss. I'm Already planning my return trip to Chateau en Exotica with two other couples & their children.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lauderhill, FL, USA

A+ for Satisfaction

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family have enjoyed going to the Chateau en Exotica over the years, my most recent being early this month. This is a haven for seclusion. My most relaxing time is early mornings by the pool overlooking "Aligator Head" (note shape of the land stretched out in the blue waters) with reflections of the sun on the water. The professionalism combined with the cheerfulness of the staff leave nothing to be desired. The pictures speak for themselves - what you see is definitely what you get. If you want privacy, that's the place to be and if you want more action that's also nearby.

My family and I alternate our visits between the "Chateau "and the "Castles" in Ocho Rios (also owned by Henri & Joyce Verne) and we have never been disappointed. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone to choose either place for an unforgettable vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Car: not necessary


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Port Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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