CHARMING, QUIET MOUNAINTOP VILLA: EXPERIENCE JAMAICA LIKE A JAMAICAN

Marvia Brown

Speaks english, Patois
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CHARMING, QUIET MOUNAINTOP VILLA: EXPERIENCE JAMAICA LIKE A JAMAICAN

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4 bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms w/ showers, porch and veranda; sleeps up to 12

Spring Mountain Benefit Corp. is now exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Any contributions, including your stay at Spring Mountain Villa, are now tax deductable under section 170 of the Code. Spring Mountain Benefit Corp. is a public charity in place to help local people in Jamaica. For more information, please see http://www.acrosticpoet.com/springmountainvilla.com.

Set high on a mountain, Spring Mountain Villa gives you privacy, a breathtaking view and a vacation like no other. Green Isle is a Jamaican town just miles from the white sand beaches and cliff side restaurants of world famous Negril. Your hosts, Jock and Marvia, live right next door and will provide a genuine Jamaican vacation tailored to your taste! They are available to cook (Marvia is a great chef), guide and transport you to the many activities available locally. The entire 3 acre compound is fenced and the enclosure contains the two villas, many native fruit trees (mango, papaya, bannana, coconut), and a vegetable garden. For a modest fee, you can go deep sea fishing, river fishing, ride with Jock on his glass bottom boat, go to an island for a BBQ, go horseback riding, visit the bird sanctuary and even hike to the falls. The Negril beach, just minutes away by car, is a seven mile crescent ringed with bars, restaurants and water activities.

Jock and Marvia, who have two young children, have years of experience as tourist chaperones. Both are fluent in English and know their business very well. They were born and raised in the area. You can feel safe and secure in their care. They will escort you to the less expensive shops and stores as well as secluded and remote areas, if you wish, for a modest fee.

If you like the beach, this is the way to go: the white sands of Negril, the sunsets, the nighttime activities are at your disposal! You do not have to deal with the hassle of tourist hotels, with a myriad of rules and regulations. If you wish, you can relax on the beach every day and spend the entire time frequenting the local bars and restaurants. Every hotel on the beach has a bar and a beach area that are open to the public and most have amenities that you can enjoy (such as hammocks, a pool, and beach chairs) while you patronize their establishment.

If you like the cliffs, you can spend all day snorkeling off the rocks at any number of bars and restaurtants that overlook the sea. You can ride there by auto or Jock can take you on his glass bottom boat around from the beach to the cliffs. You can see the famous cliffs from the boat, snorkel on the reefs, swim to the cliffs (and dive, if you are brave!). You can snorkel directly from the boat (equipment provided), go ashore for lunch and drinks, and return with the sunset on the water.

Jock can take you on his glass bottom boat to snorkel on the reefs or for lunh on a nearby island, where you can feast on lobster, fish and chicken (drink included). You can go deep sea fishing or river fishing, if this is your pleasure.

You can cool off and go river swimming (fresh water) by the waterfall. It is an easy hike through the lush grren countryside.

If you are an explorer, then this is the vacation you want. You can hike at Roaring River and the Mayfield Falls or take a day trip to the bird sanctuary and enjoy the natural landscape at your own pace. There is no experience as exciting as having Jock cut open a coconut with his machete as you hike the countryside!

Additional details and pricing can be found here: http://www.acrosticpoet.com/springmountainvilla.com/pricing.htm

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Marvia Brown

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Speaks english, Patois
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
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Add vacation protection services to your booking
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4.8
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Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
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Green Island Jamaica North Coast
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NICE!

  • 4 of 5
My husband, three teenage kids and I stayed here over Christmas. One of the most interesting vacations ever! So nice to not be at a resort and be able to experience a bit of life with the locals. We were still able to enjoy the beach at Negril so it was really best of both worlds. The rental property is on top of a hill next to the home of Marvia and Jocko and their 2 young children who you can't help but fall in love with. :)
My favorite thing about staying here was waking up in the morning and having a wonderful cup of coffee while sitting on the front porch feeling the warm sun and taking in all of the sounds. Chickens, goats, horse, dogs all roam around the property. You could often hear a radio playing from a neighbor across the valley or the sounds of someone out working. It was wonderful. Marvia is a gracious host and was brilliant about all of the local floral and fauna. We were able to sample many of the local flavors, right from their property. Fresh coconut right of the tree, gungo beans, turmeric, breadfruit and the best bananas ever. We were there for Boxing Day and they had a party, so that was a unique experience too.
The accommodations are rustic but we embraced it and had a great time. Not only did we have a nice time enjoying the warmth and sun but we made new friends! :)
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the nice review.
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Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p967172
+1876 486-2219
Green Island Jamaica North Coast
5

GREAT TIME! UNLIKE THE USUAL JAMAICA EXPERIENCE.

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I recently stayed at Marvia's guest house and had a blast. This is definitely not like the typical "all-inclusive resorts," and we were delighted with our experience. The quiet country area offered sublime views. We woke up early every morning and basked in the sunrise - which was amazing from the back porch. Sunsets were equally epic from the front. Marvia's family and neighbors were all super nice and friendly.

The house is a 20-30 minute from the nearest "touristy" city - Negril. Marvia organized a driver to take us wherever we wanted. The driver that she used was punctual, polite, friendly, and professional.

We most enjoyed going to the Half-Moon beach/resort. We weren't bugged by the parade of "hustlers" that we discovered at Negril. Marvia always knows about a lot of other hidden gems that aren't typically frequented by tourists. In particular - ask about the place with her favorite coco-bread and patties.

Marvia is also a great cook. She prepared a couple dinners for my wife and I and they were delicious.

The house was exactly as advertised and really we wanted for nothing.

I really can't say enough good things about our experience. I'd be delighted to serve as a reference for Marvia and talk openly about the details of our experience
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
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Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p967172
+1876 486-2219
Green Island Jamaica North Coast
5

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION AND GREAT HOSTS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed on the upper half of this house for a week. We were in town for a wedding at Beaches Resort in Negril - about a 20-25 min drive away. The host Marvia is wonderful and an amazing cook. All our favorite meals were the ones she prepared - delicious! So much better than the restaurant food in Negril. The upper half of the house has a very large bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen. It was more than enough space for our family of three. The view on the front and back porches is breathtaking (mountains in the back & ocean in the front). My daughter loved playing with Marvia's sweet children and seeing the baby goats and other occassional livestock that happened through. Marvia drove down to meet us in Grand Island when we first arrived. It took us a couple tries to learn the route up the mountain, but people were always very helpful if we missed the turn. The road up to the house (Marvia's neighbor's house) is a quite rugged but my husband managed well in our rental car. It was so nice to stay in this town away from the tourist trap of Negril. We were at the resort for a couple days for the wedding (day passes) but on the other days, there is a public beach (parking ~$4) right next to Beaches that was lovely. This was a great spot to stay and really enjoy Jamaica. Thank you Marvia for being such a wonderful host!!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you keep us in mind for your next vacation!
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Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p967172
+1876 486-2219
Green Island Jamaica North Coast
5

BREATHTAKING VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
what a marvelous vacation location! set atop the mountain, one has views of the mountain range from the back veranda and of the sea from the front veranda.
spacious home with living room, full kitchen and 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms. tv and air conditioning!
private, quiet, secure.
only a few miles from the glorious beach of negril.
this experience is memorable. see and "feel" the real jamaica as few do.
if you choose the "meal plan", you won't be sorry! the food is authentic jamaican and delicious. transportation to any destination is available.
the "host" family next door is as attentive as you want them to be. warm and personable.
an eco-vacation rather than a typical tourist trip.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a wonderful time! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

To future renters: The house has 4 bedrooms, not 2.
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Located about 30 minutes from the Negril Beach and Cliff resorts, high on a hilltop inland from Negril, Spring Mountain Villa provides a unique Jamaican vacation experience. Swim in the river, lie in the sun on the beach, snorkle on the reef from a glass bottom boat, go horsebackriding, hike to the falls, or visit the bird sanctuary... many wonders await you!

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Green Island House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

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Amenities

Green Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dialup Access
  • Computer Available
  • PC
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • Futon in living room for 12th guest.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Set high on a mountain, Spring Mountain Villa gives you privacy, a breathtaking view and a vacation like no other. Green Isle is a Jamaican town just miles from the white sand beaches and cliff side restaurants of world famous Negril. Your hosts, Jock and Marvia, live right next door and will provide a genuine Jamaican vacation tailored to your taste! They are available to cook (Marvia is a great chef), guide and transport you to the many activities available locally. The entire compound is fenced and the enclosure contains the two villas, many native fruit trees (mango, papaya, pineapple, coconut), and a vegetable garden. For a modest fee, you can go deep sea fishing, river fishing, ride with Jock on his glass bottom boat, go to an island for a BBQ, go horseback riding, visit the bird sanctuary and even hike to the falls. The Negril beach, just minutes away by car, is a seven mile crescent ringed with bars, restaurants and water activities.

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