Green Island house rental - Front of house
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  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Green Island House Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms with showers, porch and veranda; sleeps up to 1

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!

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3 Reviews of Property 967172 in Green Island, Jamaica

Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
+1876 486-2219
Green Island Jamaica North Coast

Great time! Unlike the usual Jamaica experience.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
+1876 486-2219
Green Island Jamaica North Coast

Beautiful location and great hosts

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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!!
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!
Helpful votes: 2/2
Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
+1876 486-2219
Green Island Jamaica North Coast

breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 12/12