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EXPERIENCE THE REAL JAMAICA - BEACH VILLA

Mia Forbes

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, Un peu de francaise
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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EXPERIENCE THE REAL JAMAICA - BEACH VILLA

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Ocho Rios Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8 + 3 on 2 floors

OCHO RIOS AREA VACATION VILLA Our North Coast location offers a unique vacation experience that puts you in your own beach rental overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea with as much or as little pampering as you like. There simply is no better way to experience Jamaica at its best, meeting the people and getting to know why Jamaicans are some of the most beautiful people in the world - inside & out. You can't experience the awesomeness of a country or its people from the confines of an all-inclusive.

Doctors Villa offers choices for your vacation, always emphasizing safety, relaxation, and fun. With two seaside patios, 4 bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, and 3 dining areas inside and out, you have plenty of space on two floors even before you head out to the hammock on the seaside terrace or down the steps to our 300 ft. sandy beach. John's the caretaker/security man, and together with the optional services of Paulette - cook, housekeeper & babysitter extraordinaire - Leona's therapeutic massage, and drivers Duncan, Clinton or Deano, you have the choice of all the pampering you may want. It's the attention of our people that makes us unique - our people, and our location on the sea. Opt for a driver to come for you or rent your own vehicle for the easy drive from MBJ. Know that when you get there, your previously selected arrival meal will be ready and the kitchen will be stocked with cold drinks and groceries for breakfast the next day. You just need get there and we'll make sure you're glad you did. Drop your bags and go straight down the steps for a swim in the sea, rinse off in the outdoor shower and you're ready for a Red Stripe or a coconut rum with pineapple juice - Ting for the kids - as dinner is served. You'll quickly come to love Paulette's tasty dishes and possibly decide you'd rather not spend any time in the kitchen at all. Wake to the mellow smoothness of Blue Mountain Coffee, fresh-squeezed OJ and a morning swim in the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean - on your schedule. Snorkelers will be amazed at the colorful corals and fish on the 2nd largest reef system in the world, just a 15-minute swim from the beach. Treat yourself to a therapeutic massage within the sound of the (real!) waves on the upper seaside patio, relax in the hammock with a Red Stripe and plan your daily excursions, or don't. Alternatively, take advantage of the opportunity to save money by booking the place as 'room only' and take care of your own cooking and housekeeping, with Paulette just a phone call away in case you change your mind. Go to the market, join in a street dance or walk to the shops at the end of the road for ice cream, walk a little further up the hill to the area jerk center, meet the people - they may surprise you with their helpful, friendly welcome natures. Chances are, they know Doctor's family, John or Paulette and are pleased to show Doctors Villa guests how special they are, how safe the neighborhood, how easy it is to take a local taxi into town. You may decide to come back and have your wedding on the beach. What a simple and economical alternative to what our neighbors provide.

Amenities include free internet, Wi-Fi, two hammocks, charcoal bbq, DVD's, books, board games, a locked/gated driveway, and sea views that can't be beat. It's like coming home, only better!

http://www.doctorsvillajamaica.com for lots more info.

Our nearest big city, Ocho Rios, is 14 miles west of the villa, and offers everything a tourist town should: tropical gardens, restaurants, craft markets, duty free shopping, cinemas, swim with dolphins, Mystic Mountain's zip lines and Jamaican Bobsled run, and the stunning and climbable Dunn's River Falls - still the #1 reason why visitors 'make it Jamaica'. Also in the area is an 18-hole golf course, downhill mountain biking, horseback riding on the beach, Prospect Plantation with its historical jitney tours, Rio Nuevo's coastal gun emplacements, beautiful Blue Hole, Fern Gully, catch-and-eat fish farming, public Reggae, Groovy and James Bond beaches, and White River inner-tubing (my personal fav). The farmer's markets in Ocho Rios and Oracabessa are worth a visit whether shopping for the evening's meal or just taking interesting photos.

Sharing the Caribbean Riviera shoreline with Beaches Ocho Rios, guests at Doctors Villa can participate in the resort's offerings at an additional cost if chlorine is needed ($100/day/adult).

Jamaica: So much to see and do in this, one of the largest and arguably most beautiful of the Caribbean Islands. The tropical year-round climate is softened with sea breezes, early morning showers, and happy smiling Jamaican faces. Make Doctors Villa your north coast home base but drive around and check out other parts of the island as well. Negril on the West coast has the renowned sunsets of Rick's Cafe; the lush tranquility of Port Antonio on the East coast is often overlooked by tourists but a favorite for Jamaicans in the know; and the exciting and beautiful newer areas around Black River and Treasure Beach on the South coast are not as easy to access but worth every pothole. There's something for everyone which keeps so many of us foreign yardies - Jamaicans living abroad - and others returning to this island paradise whenever we can.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Mia Forbes (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, Un peu de francaise
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

About Mia Forbes

One of 'Doctor's' 9 children, we left Jamaica when I was 3 mos. old and emigrated to Canada. Some of us make it a mission to get back there every chance we get, and I've decided to move back when my kids are grown. The air, the sea, the beautiful spirit of the place and its people has called to me more than any of the other 28 countries I've lived in or visited. This is one foreign yardie who's working to get back to di yard. Someday.

Mia Forbes purchased this villa in 1984

Why Mia Forbes chose Ocho Rios

Dad bought this house on the sea for Mom who rarely stays up in her top floor Family Suite bedroom as she has a sister in Kingston and a brother in Ocho Rios, but still loves it when it's full of her big family the way it was intended. The view is awesome and the addition of the top floor makes it possible to have many of her 9 children and 16 grandchildren there at once. It also provides extra space for particularly big groups or an economical alternative for smaller parties, or when the 2-storey villa is occupied.

What makes this villa unique

The view of the sea is simply awesome, from every bedroom and especially from the open seaside patios and the roof deck. Those areas are what made this place a must-have, and together with the beach are where we spend all our time when visiting - guests, too. Having Paulette and John there to take care of us is the topping on a wonderfully easy vacation cake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Mia,

Boy have I missed you and your beautiful home. I wanted to give you a heads up that one of my friends is going to contact you about renting your house in the summer. I told her I think it is a magical place! I have some great news to share with you.

My oldest daughter and her husband have been trying to have a baby for 2 years!! When all of the kids left your house I went through and was taking pictures of everything. When I got to her room I saw they had the playpen set up in there. I had so many emotions seeing this in their room and not my other daughters who do have children. I was talking to Paulette and started to cry (yes, I cried on vacation – totally not acceptable);) and we talked and she shared some things with me. I asked Paulette to pray for them and – WOW – she must have some great contacts with God!! One month later my daughter finds out she is pregnant!! Not with one baby but with twins!! God has blessed them doubly! My heart is about to burst!!!



I believe we had such a relaxed and happy time at Doctors Villa and it helped so many dreams come true! I dream of the day we can all return. Thank you again and I pray this has been a great year for your family as well.



Love,
Dec 2012
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Experience the REAL Jamaica - Beach Villa
average rating of 4.8 based on 33 reviews
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Experience the REAL Jamaica - Beach Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p904239
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Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
5

Safe, beautiful vacation therapy

  • 5 of 5
4 over 40 girlfriends thinking we were so brave heading down to the "wilds" of Jamaica, off the beaten path, and it turned out to be the funnest, safest, most enjoyable vacation ever! Mia's fabulous info was passed on to us so promptly, almost anticipating our concerns and needs. She had Deano pick us up after patties and Red Stripe at MBJ arrivals, straight to Boscobel to swim and unwind, knowing Paulette's famous beef stew and Deano's rum punch was awaiting us; relaxed completely the first night and forgot that we were supposed to be "worried". Paulette came back the next morning, made codfish and ackee for breakfast (try it!!) and then took us out to the street to catch the taxi/bus? to the market. Gotta see that. Mia's game plan worked, all went smoothly, nothing to fear, nobody hassling us, nearby places to walk to, new food discoveries, great little dogs, and what wonderful people! I loved having my own room and private bathroom, the view of the sea was outrageous, Paulette and John were super-helpful, and we each spent less than budgeted though we toured around and saw a lot of the local sites. Deano was fun, helpful, and reasonable. The trip to Blue Hole was one of the best days of my life, and in the end we had no regrets other than not being able to stay longer! This traveler's tip: It's worth it to have Paulette and John do all the cooking when you're staying in, then let your focus be to snorkel out to the reef, relax on the beach, in the hammock, on the patio, get a massage, plan excursions, take lots of pictures, post them on Facebook and make everyone jealous! Isn't that what a great vacation's all about?!
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your trip has inspired me to invite my sisters and girlfriends to join me for a week in the sun at our favorite place on earth. We'll make it a yoga and art retreat with cooking classes by Paulette and bartending lessons from Deano. Can't wait!
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Ocho Rios Jamaica North Coast
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5

Had a Blast

  • 5 of 5
I dont even know where to start. From the day we to the day we left, we felt welcomed and at home. I traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday with my husband, 3 daughters, sister and 2 cousins. Duncan was our driver to and from the Montego airport and was very professional and knowledgeable. Several of our flights arrived late and he waited patiently. Deano amd Lebert were also available during our stay to take us into Ocho Rios for attractions, shopping, etc. We felt always felt safe and I appreciate that both of them would go into places with us to assist us and keep is safe. Deano also took us to a great place to sample Jamaican cruisine which was very delicious! We absolutely love John and Paulette!! John made jerk chicken for us on 2 different days. Paulette make us an arrival meal consisting of curry chicken, rice and a vegetable. She also made us breakfast one morning- Akee and salt fish...everything they made were absolutely fantastic and delicious!! My husband and I had a couples massage by Leona that was GREAT and relaxing! Our vacation pets: Georgie and Ringo were awesome! They greeted us every morning and anytime we would come back to the villa from an attraction. We felt safe with them. They loved my girls and my girls loved them. It was funny as my daughters found themselves really missing Georgie and Ringo and stated so when we arrived at Montego airport. I cannot thank Mia enough for making our vacation the best by assisting us with planning from arrival to departure. Finally, I really enjoyed listening to the sounds of the ocean waves at night and early morning upon awakening. We look forward to spending more vacations at the beautiful and relaxing Doctors Villa in the future ~ The Bailey Family
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You were the perfect family for our 2-story villa. I hope to meet your other three daughters - and grandchild! - down there someday. Mia
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5

my gorgeous JA home!

  • 5 of 5
This place is a find I don't want TOO many people to know about but WOW! love my JA home! The view of our private beach was amazing and the sound of the sea made every moment there relaxing.I felt safe and secure on my 1st visit to Jamaica thanks to a gated driveway and home, friendly little guard dogs (Georgie and mama Ringo) and the always upbeat and helpful live-in groundskeeper John. It truly was seeing the real Jamaica and living in my own real JA home. I especially loved the the food -- delicious meals prepared by Paulette (loved her ackee & saltfish and her beef stew) and of course John's jerk chicken and pork. Paulette was great setting up drivers, too, and helping us navigate the markets of Ocho Rios and Oracabessa. We climbed Dunn's River Falls, got lazy inner-tubing down the White River, shopped in the craft market but I would have been happy to just spend every day on our lovely private beach, snorkeling out to the coral reef or just stretched out on the lounge chairs and hammocks. Mia was super helpful with pre-travel arrangements and all of our questions. We're not very adventurous travelers but she made us feel comfortable before we even landed and Paulette and John kept us relaxed. Can't wait to go back and stay longer.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Paradise getaway

  • 5 of 5
Villa is very nice and right on the beach. John the caretaker was fun and hard working, provided many services for us. Paulette was great, she shopped and cooked for us. John is also a master at the grill. I would suggest eating in or at one of the small shack like resteraunts on the main road. The nicer resteraunts not all that good. Grocerys can be had right on the main road close to villa. I enjoyed meeting and living close by to the native jamacains and getting some culture. Be sure you know how to bargain a mutualy fair price and how to say no politely. We liked dunns river and good water shoes can be purchased their for $5. Other than that we spent everyday on our private beach swimming. You can kyak 2 miles down to golden eye beach. Make sure to support the locals by using their services and buying suvineers. Keeps their economy going. Mia knows a great masseur, I had a great massage on the upper porch overlooking the water.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear it worked out as a positive cultural experience for you and your family, Rob. You and the girls ventured out into the area which some folks worry is unsafe but as you say, not so. Showing respect will get you same back, no different than anywhere else in the civilized world. All good. And I love it when our guests teach me things about the place - I've never kayaked to Golden Eye! Thanks for taking the time to write.
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5

One Love

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay! Mia made everything so easy to prepare for our stay(Her quick response to my emails, fabulous suggestions and advice, and wonderful contacts/ connections). The house was perfect for all 16 of us (ages 9-60). The view was incredible! We couldn't have chosen a better place to have a wedding! Paulette and John were amazing! Everyone fell in love with them!
I would definitely recommend staying at Doctor's Villa!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: With a simple ceremony on the beach followed by cake and champagne, you showed us how a special day doesn't have up be elaborate to be beautiful. Bring your wonderful family back or just you and your husband come and celebrate an anniversary with us someday. You will forever be Doctors Villa's first American bride.
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5

Wonderful waterfront ultra private villa!

  • 5 of 5
The property is very lovely with cool tile floors and balconies that look out over the ocean. We particularly enjoyed the second floor balcony and spent a lot of time up there in the afternoons and evenings, when we weren't down by the water. On one of the afternoons it showered and we had a rainbow over us while we were in the water which was pretty cool!

Mia is fantastic and replies to emails very quickly. Everything she told us was right on. The advice about the exchange of money was very helpful. You have to visit Dunn's River Falls, it was great. Pictures of the property are very accurate. Our daughter took some great ones that we plan to upload to Mia's shutterfly account when our daughter returns from college.

I have to say, going to sleep with the sound of the ocean is absolutely the best. You can hear a bit of music from the nearby Beaches resort, but it really doesn't pose a problem. There is a fair amount of boating traffic from the resort, which can be an issue if you want to swim out to the reef. I think a few life jackets on hand would be nice for those of us who are concerned about getting a cramp or something when swimming out to the reef. We wanted to go out there, but didn't want to chance it without any floatation devices. My husband and daughters snorkeled along the shoreline and got some great pictures of fish, an eel, and coral. We got pictures of a small stingray from the second floor balcony too (our daughter has a great zoom lens).

Having Paulette and John to assist with our stay was great. Paulette cooked a nice stew for us and did some light shopping to start us off and that was very nice. Both of them are two of the nicest people you could meet. John took great care of the grounds, including the beach on a daily basis. He kept watch while we were swimming and kept strangers off the beach. There is a small vendor stand on the beach, but they didn't bother us at all. They were very nice.

Because we didn't know Jamaica at all, we didn't rent a vehicle, and in retrospect probably would next time. Hiring someone to drive you places can get expensive so guests will need to plan for that. Overall, this was a wonderful vacation. Very relaxing, quiet and peaceful. The views were spectacular and the beach is clean and sandy. The little sand crabs are so entertaining to watch. They don't bother you at all, but look so interesting in photos. We highly recommend Mia Forbes and this villa property!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Montego Bay, MBJ
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Doctors Villa is a beachfront property, north of the main A3 highway in a little cove known locally as Cuteye. We're immediately east of Beaches and 5 minutes west of Ian Flemming airport (charter) which is on the other side of A3. Golf courses are just down the road, public ($$) beaches 10 minutes away in either direction, Reggae Beach to the west and James Bond Beach to the east. Visit the local outdoor vegetable market of Oracabessa or the huge one in Ocho Rios.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Ocho Rios Villa Rental Rates

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Winter Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Spring Season
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
Jun 8 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$200
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Autumn Season
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$150
$4,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Damage Deposit $100
Notes Guests have exclusive use of 2-storey villa unit. Rates vary with # of guests/bedrooms used, ages of children, special bedding, events, & how much of our special services they're adding. Guests agree to our Guest Info accepting all terms regarding safety, insurance, cleaning, deposit, & house rules. No refunds for late arrivals/early departures but we'll make good in a future stay.
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Ocho Rios Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Outdoor shower in back yard at the top of the stairs to the beach is best for getting rinsed off after a swim or hours lying in the sun on the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms all have extra space for the addition of one of our single day beds, a crib or playpen for little ones. Each bedroom has its own attached bathroom, ceiling fan, screened windows, and view overlooking the sea. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves - real ones!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking allowed on the beach and patios, only. Steps down to the beach not suitable for infirm or very young children without supervision. Bring your own beach towels, snorkel gear, and water socks/shoes if you plan to climb Dunn's River Falls.

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