Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)
- english, french, spanish
Why Craig Travis chose
Close to everything.
What makes this Villa unique
Entirely private. Two private beaches and clay tennis court. Fully staffed.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
We provide catering for up to 100 guests.
Only on the veranda, porch and outdoors.
We have two dogs on the property.
There is one crib, one playpen and a day bed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amazing location and setting with breathtaking views
This villa was beautiful. Our group of 5 adults and 4 kids stayed here for Dream Week (Jamaica’s Emancipation and Independence holidays). We truly enjoyed our days looking out from the varanda admiring the amazing views, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, and eating some of Ann’s delicious dishes. We spent 4 unforgettable days. Ann was also very helpful with restaurant tips and in setting up a boat tour for us. The kids enjoyed playing with the very friendly dog, Stella, and cried the last day because they didn’t want to say goodbye to her.
While we had an incredible time, there are a few things that could have made our stay more comfortable. The access to the rooms upstairs is through a very steep and narrow staircase which is not ideal for kids. We thought we would be okay without A/C but it was very hot at night, and it was hard to sleep. Also, with the lack of window screens, we all got attacked by many mosquitos even with the mosquito nets. The plantation shutters are very charming but not very functional for noise and light. We could hear the noise from the cars/motorcycles (road nearby) and from the concert nearby until 5 in the morning. We brought loud noise machines for the kids but their sleep was heavily disrupted.
It’s a lovely house with so much history but in need of some TLC and updating: fans out in the varanda and new windows are certainly a must.
Despite the sleepless nights, we still had a great stay and enjoyed the time spent in the villa with the friendly and accommodating staff.
The Dream Week is a very difficult time for anyone who is seeking peace and quiet - the music venues had been granted licenses to continue playing music well past the normal midnight cutoff otherwise, I check with our security guards by Whatsapp on a regular basis who inform me that the music from the venues has not been intrusive during the rest of the time.
Motorcycle noise is a problem all over the world. We are trying very hard to get our section of the road designated as a Quiet Zone since the property is flanked by a church and a library so that the police can enforce the laws. Until then, there will be the noise of motorcycles as a reminder that Negril is in the developing world.
We spray for mosquitos on a regular basis using a Hudson ULV backpack sprayer and there are Vape mats to plug in to keep the mosquitos at bay. The mosquito netting is very effective as long as it is closed properly. We are as close as the nearest cell phone so that I can inform our security guard to spray the property if the mosquitos are a nuisance. We use a pyrethrin based pesticide which is a knock-down product and is applied as a fine mist rather than a suffocating fog. Upon checking with our staff, I was told that the guests never mentioned the mosquitos as being a problem.
Nothing can be done to replace the louvered windows without losing the historical value of the home. The louvered windows were designed to promote the circulation of air long before the existence of electric fans and AC. As long as the air is circulating with fans which are in abundant supply, it should be tolerable to most who can become acclimatized in short order. The great thing about being a beach house is that the water’s edge is just steps from the veranda for a quit dip to cool off. August can be one of the hottest times of the year associated historically with the Summer doldrums. Nevertheless, there are still refreshing sea breezes.
We are proud to be a green property, both literally and figuratively. Although there is the noise of the motorcycles and from the music venues which can be turned down with a call to the police station by our security guard, there is also the sound of the lapping waves, birds singing, crickets and frogs chirping. We are "Negril, the Way it Was" and represent an authentic experience.
And for the record, this is the first-ever complaint that we have received about the mosquitos and only the second regarding the lack of AC in the past 25 years.
Relaxing stay on private grounds and beach
The property was great for our purposes as we were all at Negril for a wedding. It was a very relaxing stay with two private beaches right outside our porch. Floating lounge chairs, two person kayaks, SUPs, a hammock, clay tennis courts and horse shoes on the beach were just fantastic. The staff was attentive and Ann was a fabulous cook. Overall the property was perfect for our stay. One thing to note is that noise from the road can be distracting at night. We had ear plugs so the road noise did not bother us. Really enjoyed the stay.
Tranquility and history plus the fun of Negril
We were so fortunate to find this beautiful home in Jamaica. It is a truly unique place with the kind of rustic charm we appreciate. I understand this is the oldest home in Jamaica and it has the kind of genuine old-world details you would expect: heavy hardwood louvered doors and windows, a gigantic covered porch overlooking the sea, rustic furniture and antiques, natural ventilation instead of AC (totally comfortable!), and lovely beds with mosquito netting.
Beyond the house, you have a private 2-acre property all to yourself that includes lawns, gardens, a full tennis court, and two completely private beaches with no outside access. It is a little bit of paradise.
Your stay is all the more comfortable because of the wonderful staff -- two full-time cooks who also clean, maintain, do laundry if asked, or pick up groceries. The lovely Anne, Nathalie, and Talesia make you feel well at home and prepare some amazing Jamaican meals. Donnie takes care of the yard and garden and helps you get a taxi, launch the kayaks or anything else you need outside. And at night, there is always a security guard, usually Charmer, walking the grounds with two dogs -- the intimidating Sam and the lovable Stella.
We barely ventured off the property because we had absolutely all we could want at home. It was very relaxing. We did venture out for an excellent dinner at Push Cart (at Rock House) and a few other good local meals. But by far the best excursion was "Reggae Horseback Riding" near Little London. Highly recommended.
If you are someone who appreciates an older home and the history it provides, this is the place you will adore. I cannot wait to return.
Michael, Thank you for your thoughtful review. However, in deference to the history of Jamaica, all that we can claim is that we are probably the oldest house in Negril. Also, for correctness, the porch facing the sea is called a veranda.
We are certainly looking forward to your return visit.
All the best,
Beautiful, Relaxing & Fun!
Our stay at Llantrissant was absolutely wonderful! The staff was amazing and so helpful. Ann and Natalie served us the most delicious meals and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed paddle boarding, kayaking, tennis, croquet, snorkeling, floating in the blue water, and just hanging out on the veranda. It was an incredibly fun and relaxing week in a stunning location!
There aren't enough good things to say about this place! From the moment you arrive you automatically begin to relax and just take it all in. It's impossible to not fall in love with this old creole cottage at first sight. The long porch is everyones favorite place to hang out, and Ann and Natalie's cooking is a highlight not to be missed! We enjoyed Lobster cooked 3-4 different ways, Jerk Chicken, Callalloo, Ackee and SaltFish and the list goes on. The beaches are protected so the water is calm most of the time, great for teaching a 3 year old to swim!!! Also perfect for lounging on rafts and floating the day away. There were beautiful sunrises and sunsets out on the point that may have been my favorites part of the stay! Danny takes extra care to ensure the grounds are beautiful at all times. The ping pong table on the point or the tennis court beside the house is perfect in the late afternoons for a quick game before dinner. Barry and Charmer are a welcome addition to getting everyone comfortable to their new surroundings, and its hard to not wanna just call in sick to work and stay forever!! Highly recommended! Love Love Love this place!!!
Spring break with the kids
We had a lovely stay. Property has a wonderful authenticity and staff goes above and beyond. Excellent food! Enjoyed the beach, paddle boards and tennis. Would highly recommend!
We now have two 9'9" blow molded polyethylene paddle boards. A waiver is required to use the paddle boards and kayaks.
Nadine's Therapeutic Massage (876)-884-3186. Outstanding.