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Gwyn Holtham

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Villa Arcadia - Fort Charles Road, Treasure Beach, by the sea, Jamaica

3 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Treasure Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 5

Nestled beneath the Santa Cruz Mountains on an acre of land, lies Villa Arcadia.....a place of peace and tranquility. This charming house has a pool. and guests can also swim in the private cove across the road from the villa. The grounds are lovely with flowers, cacti and trees. The Villa comes with a cook and housekeeper. Miss Millie will delight you with her Jamaican cuisine or with your favorite dishes.. Teddy the caretaker lives on the property and can arrange boat rides and other side trips for you. The house is fan cooled and has TV, DVD, CD, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster: and all the amenities to make you feel at home, ..

There are two bicycles for your use.to explore the natural beauty of this unique part of Jamaica. .

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Gwyn Holtham (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Words cannot really express the depth of our relaxation at your beautiful, peaceful Villa Arcadia. It was a blissful week, full of love and kindness and stunning beauty.Colleen and Teddy are delightful. The land, the sea, the house - perfection. We can't wait too go back. Thank you!
Feb 2016
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Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

Villa Arcadia - Fort Charles Road, Treasure Beach, by the sea, Jamaica
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews
Arnhem, The Netherlands
5

Our best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

We thank Gwen and Trevor for letting us use their Jamaican escape.

It was our best vacation ever !!!

Jamaica and the people we met, have really touched our hearts.

We loved the house. Millie, Colleen and Teddy we're great. Trips with the minivan or in the back of the pick-up truck, we loved it!

Millie and Colleen are terrific cooks. From our arrival until our leave they really spoiled us.

Take the boat trip accross the sea, up the black river and spot the crocodiles and enjoy nature. Teddy's brothers will take you there with their fathers boat. You can board at your "private" beach and start your private cruise!

It's quiet and relaxing staying at Treasure Beach. We took the bikes to visit Jakes in St. Elizabeth and enjoyed the ride, We're dutch so we love to ride our bikes :-).

You could of course just stay at the "private" beach and like us spot dolphins, swim, sunbathe, relax and unwind. Nothing to it, it comes naturally.

We highly recommend natures show: Every evening, right in front of the villa, you can watch the most spectaculair sunsets.

We hope to come back.

Villa Arcadia at Treasure Beach, what a treasure indeed.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
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5

Great for us!

  • 5 of 5

"I can't seem to get Villa Arcadia out of my mind -- it was the BEST vacation we've ever taken. Friendly, helpful people. Great food. Beaches nearby that were ours alone. After 22 years of marriage, it was completely romantic, a real 'love nest' for us. That's why we're coming back for TWO weeks next year!"

"The trip was all we expected, and MORE! Villa Arcadia was so clean and tidy!! Miss Millie is a WONDERFUL cook. Teddy kept the pool spotless of leaves. Their were lots of flowers in bloom. It was so quiet that we could hear the bees working the blooms. We truly LOVE this part of Jamaica. We are even thinking about skipping Negril next year."

Villa Arcadia was the PERFECT vacation spot for us.

We were looking for something off the beaten track.

We wanted to really experience Jamaica.

We wanted to be pampered a little.

We wanted to eat real Jamaican food.

I wanted a pool.

Villa Arcadia delivered all this and more!

The villa was SO CLEAN, and bright. It has everything you need.

It did not take long for us to feel at home right away.

At home I do a lot of cooking, so for me vacation is NOT cooking.

Miss Millie made breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day! We did not tell her what we wanted to eat. We just let her feed us. Everything she made was so good. My favorite is pumpkin soup. Jim enjoyed the special potato salad (he NEVER eats potato salad!). Lots of new taste. A special memory for me is waking up hearing Miss Millie singing or humming while she made breakfast. I felt like "Queen for a day".

Miss Millie made us feel like family.

Each morning I would go out to the pool for a swim.

Teddy, the grounds keeper had the pool spotless every day.

If we needed anything, Teddy or Miss Millie always knew the answer. There was a nice place across the road to get to the sea. It was a really nice place to just chill by the sea. Just my sweets and me!

This Villa is so special to us! We are empty nesters, and this was our first big vacation without children. This villa was the PERFECT place to rekindle our love, and reconnect with each other. By the time we left were calling the villa "Our Love Nest"

We highly recommend Villa Arcadia.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
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GREAT

  • 4 of 5

I loved my stay at Villa Arcadia and my parents enjoyed

themselves as well.The house keeper Millie and her daughter Colleen were wonderful and what fabulous cooks.

The grounds well kept and the pool.

I think for visitors it would be good to have a car available

that they could pay a driver to take them in the town area

or to Junction etc also for long stay people a washer and dryer if possible.Overall I have already started recommending Villa Arcadia to friends and family members.For the beach,I loved the fact that it is within short distance.Reception for phone was very difficult, perhaps the phone company could help.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy with this lovely review. We will be glad to supply all guests with a list of taxi services. Washing machines are not ecologically viable in this semi-arid climate. Our housekeeper can do personal laundry and there is a laundromat nearby. We supply guests with a cell phone. Millie will help you get the best signal. We think that our respect for the land and it's natural beauty calls for as small a footprint as possible. Come and enjoy it with us.
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Montego Bay airport
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
In the village of Billy's Bay
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Across the road and down the stone steps
Car: recommended

Villa Arcadia is located in Treasure Beach, Fort Charles, in a string of fishing villages and small farms. Interesting trips in the area include: YS Falls ( a beautiful waterfall set in a lavish garden), Appleton Rum Factory, Black River boat trip, see crocodiles and mangrove swamps, Pelican Bar (set out on a sand bar in the bay) Lover's Leap (fifteen hundred ft. sheer drop to the sea), Bamboo Avenue, golf course in Mandeville (the mountain town of Jamaica) Alligator Pond featuring 'Little Ochie' fish restaurants, Jake's (restaurant and local gathering spot). Jake's sponsors local triathlon and Calabash Literary Festival and other interesting festivals all year long.

Other Activities: hiking, moped rental, sight seeing trips

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Rates & Availability

Treasure Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

gardener/pool man $75
Cleaning/cooking $125

Peak season: January 1 to April 15. Off season, April 15 to December 15.
Peak season: December 15 to April 15
Peak rate: $1100 per week for 2, $1350 for 3 or more

Off season: April 15 to December 15


Off season rate: $1050 per week for 2, $1150 for 3 or more Holiday week: Dec.24 to Jan. 1, $1850

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Treasure Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Large tub in master bedroom. Hot water. Shower in second bathroom. Hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Master bedroom has a bathroom ensuite with shower and tub. It also has a view of the tropical foliage and the sea. The second bedroom has three single beds and a private door to the patio and pool. There are table fans and overhead fans in each room. The Master bedroom has a large walk in closet.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Because of the mountain/sea location, there is always a cool breeze, so that air conditioning is unnecessary. Bikes, kayaks and mopeds can be rented in village. Just ask our housekeeper to arrange. Millie can do laundry for you or you can take it to the laundromat in town.

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