|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Located in Discovery Bay where Columbus is said to have first landed in Jamaica, Sea Haven offers entryway into this tropical paradise that so marveled its first explorers. The periwinkle blue exterior, sunshine yellow interior and barrel vaulted blue sky ceiling within the classic structure of the villa help make this an idyllic destination by the sea. On one side of the waterfront is a built-up sandy area and, on the other, cut-stone steps that lead to delightful snorkeling spots and the offshore raft.
The garden consists of just under an acre of tropical shrubs and trees, the trunks of which are spotted with wild orchids. Fruits abound and an exotic allamanda vine shades the entrance. An irresistible half moon pool tiled with ocean blue mosaics and the shade of the gazebo are also favorites. A bird “feeding tree” frames the view. The chef will be happy to serve you in the dining room, on the verandah or alfresco, by sunlight or candlelight.
The many antiques at Sea Haven include a 200-year-old twig rocker and tortoise-back mahogany dining chairs that came from Admiralty House in Port Royal. The pieces were once used by Admiral Lord Rodney and Horatio Nelson when he was an ensign. The living room opens to the wide sixty foot verandah, a veritable feast of pickled wicker, draping vines and floral colors.
The four stately bedrooms at Sea Haven include en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. A rough hewn chair in the master bedroom once belonged to the captain of a schooner that plied between the Caribbean islands in the seventeenth century. The sea and tropical views are absolutely enchanting.
Less than an hour from the airport, Discovery Bay is a unique horseshoe bay that offers a foray into Jamaica’s rich history. At nearby Columbus Park, you can learn about the Spanish colonial era through the artifacts on display. Today, Sea Haven belongs to strip of houses colloquially referred to as either “Millionaire’s Row” or “Jamaica’s Riviera.” Lounge on the seaside hammock and let your cares melt away.
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Bedroom 1 - Master: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning
Bedroom 2: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds (King bed optional), En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning
Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds (King bed optional), En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
Features and Amenities
Air conditioned bedrooms
Free ADSL wireless internet
Wet bar with under-counter ice maker
Offshore swim platform
Staff & Services
At Extra Cost:
Motorized water sports
Maximum 10 guests
Non Smoking Villa
Pets are not allowed
Rental van and driver recommended
Transfers are available
1 km to grocery store
7 miles to golf
5 minutes drive to town
60 minutes drive to Montego Bay Airport
Sea Haven is is located on a beautiful bay with great snorkeling and swimming in very warm water. The veranda of the villa is huge and provides the prefect setting for meals, gatherings and very comfortable furniture for shade and hanging out. Beds are comfortable in spacious bedrooms that are set up in a perfect configuration for privacy. The highlight of the villa is the staff: Elva and Angela work magic in the kitchen and anticipate every need. They order groceries as needed and one does not need to even think about regular household needs! The food was amazing! We tried all of the Jamaican specialties. Every meal had several sides and a desert. We were completely spoiled! Eva's pina colada's are legendary. Settling the grocery bill at the end could not have been easier or more economical. Elva even arranged last minute transport for us when we wanted to switch our schedule around. Other than one brief outing, we felt no need to leave the villa - it was so perfect!
I was abit dissapointed on beach access,(too steep) due to my disability. I had explained that in lenghth to the staff at Luxury Retreats before booking Sea Haven. There needed to be more coils and candles for mosquitos and water pressure in Villa was poor. But overall at our pricepoint the villa and staff were GREAT. They were so attentive and kind to our needs. We lived outdoors and utilized the outdoor shower and pool. Sea Haven was a nice getaway in Jamaica.
Everything was great . The beach the view and the staff was excellent . The villa was clean and in top shape . i would do it again .
Sea Haven is a wonderful accommodation for a group vacation. Located in Discovery Bay between Mobay and Ocho Rios, it is the perfect combination of peaceful and assessable to the fun tourist attractions.
The staff, led by Elva and Angela, were superb. Wonderfully catered meals and housekeeping that left us wanting for nothing. The natural beauty of the accommodation and the care by the staff were wonderful in every way.
To enhance the wonderful experience, the villa owners may want to consider adding screens, air conditioning in the leaving room, and periodic mosquito eradication. The evenings that we chose to stay in and enjoy the beauty of our surroundings were negatively impacted by the staggering heat of the living area and the ambush by mosquitos when we tried to cool it off. Even when retreating to our very comfortable bedrooms we could not escape the mosquitos. Some guests were bit more in bed than when they were on the portico.
Just what I was looking for a "home" vs. "vacation villa"....this is a place where you could see your family being raised in the summers....very personal and intimate like your own cottage. The staff was accommodating, I liked that they were always in the background so you felt alone but knew everything was being provided. We spent all waking hours outside and never used the TV....the WI-FI was very handy to have.
The outdoor shower was great to bathe. The jets in the pool was a surprise. Having multiple areas outside the house for people to gather or be alone was a plus....the verandah,, gazebo, pool, sand terrace, the floating platform, lawn and more...
Having a bathroom for every bedroom was a plus..with ac "cool" ...A large kitchen was great with wet bar.
We had an incredible vacation in Jamaica. The house and accommodations were exactly as described, and the staff was warm, gracious, and helpful. The grounds were beautiful and the food that the staff prepared was amazing. We would absolutely book this trip again, and we hope to do it soon!