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Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)


The Yellow Canary Villa is a few steps to white sandy beach and is located half way between Montego Bay and Ochio Rios, off the north coast.

The villa comes with our gourmet cook/housekeeper Miss Iris, assistant Sandra, Curtis gardener and Johnny our experienced driver who does the airport run and excursions.

Delicious foods are cooked daily at the villa from fresh local foods. Fish, lobster (the catch of the day) is delivered to our door by our local fishermen. Air conditioning, Wifi, cable TV, hammocks to sleep in all day long, areas to Lounge on in various parts of the garden and our friendly staff will make your dream come true. Our Villa is a place to rest, sleep, read, eat and generate and is full of love and great foods.

The villa has an atmosphere of charm and privacy.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About The Owner

I live in London, England from a young age and was educated there. Recently I have been spending lots of precious time in Jamaica where I was born. I go back to London in the Spring staying there till Autumn.

I first visited Duncans Bay, 20 years ago with my 2 young teenage children and was walking along a lane which has some quant cottages and directly in front I could see the ocean appearing through the branches of almond trees which lined the banks in front of the beach and as I got nearer the scale of the big ocean appeared. It was a such a beautiful sight. A year later I bought one of the cottages. The cottage is surrounded by a beautiful garden with tropical plants. The living room opens out to the patio area which makes it light and airy. All the bedrooms have louver windows bringing in fresh sea breeze into the rooms.

There is a green area that stretches along the beach with many trees for shades. This area is great for children to play on. My children love this area along the beach and they now bring their children to play there. I also love the flushed tropical scenery on one side and the big ocean on the other. Together this gives an atmosphere of tranquillity.

On a Saturday night live music is performed by local artists at the Beach hut.

This area is ideal connection to many attractions and Montego Bay Airport is just 40 minutes drive.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1999

Why The Owner chose Jamaica

This property is a few steps to white sandy beach and torquoise waters and I love the idea of strolling there in the mornings with a cup of coffee and take in the views and if energetic go for a swim.

What makes this villa unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Bob and Dian

Sorry I was not around to greet you on arrival. My condolences to you both.

I am very pleased that my staff have treated you and your family party very well which you all deserved because they have reported to me that you were all so wonderful to them. Thank you so much for writing honestly about Yellow Canary and the staff and we hope you will all see us again when you are next visit Jamaica.

I trust that the funeral was not too sad.

Best wishes to you all.

Veronica Fullerton
Apr 2016
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Trelawny Parish Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom & second bedroom, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan
average rating of 4.939394 based on 34 reviews

Special stay in a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a perfect long weekend at Yellow Canary! Iris was an amazing hostess and cook and Curtis took wonderful care to make sure the property was in great condition every day. We felt so taken care of and loved seeing their smiling faces everyday.

We were able to use a pack and play and highchair for our 9 month old son which was great so we didn't have to bring our own. The beach was spectacular and Leroy's bar was a perfect place to spend Saturday evening listening to live reggae music.

Johnny and Turbo drove us to the Blue Hole and Martha Brad River Rafting which we thoroughly enjoyed. We hope to be back!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you again when you next visits Jamaica. All our staff send their best wishes to you family. Veronica
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Excellent Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about my stay at Yellow Canary. The house is even better than pictured and just steps from an amazing beach. Picture yourself taking a deep breath on a beautiful white sand beach with crystal clear water because this is what you get just steps from your front door.

Veronica has created a very peaceful place. The beds are comfortable, staff are reliable and friendly, excellent wifi, ac and ceiling fans basically all of the comforts of home. She has some really amazing gardens, very well tended by Curtis. Everything was so easy. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Amy. All the staff at Yellow Canary send you their best wishes and we hope to see you again when you next visits Jamaica.
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Completed our 5th consecutive yearly stay.

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Yellow Canary in December for five years in a row. Iris, Sandra, and Curtis are now like family. The first four years we vacationed by sharing the villa with friends. The villa and grounds are such that even with two couples there is plenty of room for alone time when needed but adequate space for communal dining or card playing. The two main bedrooms are air-conditioned master suites with very comfortable beds and bedding.

This year we turned our annual vacation into a 13 person family affair crossing four generations. We rented two other villas in close proximity to Yellow Canary. Iris coordinated with the other two housekeepers for activities, grocery shopping, and a group birthday celebration dinner.

We look forward to returning each year to our Jamaican family and the Yellow Canary.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Villa with Fabulous Meals

  • 4 of 5

Just steps from white sand beaches! Miss Iris prepared delicious Jamaican dishes for us: Jerk Chicken, pineapple crepes, fritters, fresh barracuda, callaloo, fried plantain, ackee and salt fish, fresh local honey bananas, rice and peas in coconut milk. She also made sorrel for us to drink and the Jamaican Mountain coffee was the best. What a treat! Groceries costs (excluding alcohol) came to about $160 for the two of us for the week. she also is very knowledgeable about the island and places to go. Each day Curtis came to maintain the beautiful garden, was joyful and friendly. He was also helpful in telling us the best place to snorkel. The new driver Loris was a very careful driver with a late model Toyota van. Be sure to bring enough cash with you as both groceries and the driver require cash. Best to go with U.S. dollars (ATM is available at Scotia Bank in Falmouth). Be sure to check on prices to drive places as the driver was one of the most expensive parts of our stay, but worth it since we would not consider driving ourselves in Jamaica.

Be sure to visit Good Hope Plantation and take the house tour. We went snorkeling off the beach near the villa and saw several fish and a stingray. We loved the Dolphin show in Ocho Rios.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at this Duncan's Bay gem

  • 5 of 5

Yellow Canary villa is one of the best in Duncan's Bay! Though I haven't been to Jamaica in several years, I've stayed at Yellow Canary several times in the past and recently returned for a visit. Miss Veronica was very accommodating and she has made several beautiful updates to the villa. The grounds all around the villa are beautiful and peaceful and the villa was as clean and wonderful as I remembered! Thank you for the new memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay at Yellow Canary villa in Duncan's bay Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

We had the best 15 days in Duncan's bay Jamaica. My husband research this beautiful hidden villa and decide to stay there. We were going to celebrate my grandmother 100th birthday. Unfortunately my grandmother passed away before her birthday, so we had to celebrate her life by burying her. We arrived at the villa on March 29th, 2016 and stayed through April 13th. The owner miss Veronica understood our situation so a few more family members had to join us to attend the funeral. Miss Iris understood after we explain it to her and she made sure all of us was comfortable and satisfied in ever way possible. The home was just beautiful, just a few steps to one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever experience. Our first night we request to have jerk chicken for dinner. OMG Miss Iris, she is one incredible lady, the food was delicious, she continues to impress us with amazing dishes for breakfast and dinner. She did amazing preparing delicious authentic Jamaican dishes, mind you I am a Jamaican, so I know what good food taste like. I have not been back since 2003 though. One of the favorite breakfast things she fixed was pineapple crapes yummmmmmmy. We request that a second time and it was just amazingly delicious. I believe it was the 5th day in our vacation when we had the pleasure of meeting Sandra, she is very nice and quiet until you get to know her. She prepare some fantastic Jamaican dishes for us as requested, she even goes out of her way to find things for us we request. Each and every one of us thoroughly enjoyed these two lovely ladies. I cannot forget about AMAZING Curtis. What an intelligent young man he is, he's very knowledgeable in every thing he was asked. Curtis made sure our beautiful hammock was put up along with the umbrella every morning. He continues to keep the outside clean at least twice a day, he even prepare delicious jerk chicken for us. He is quite a young man. He made sure to acknowledge each individual in our group and made us all feel special. We couldn't have ask for anyone else to make us feel more welcome in Jamaica. I would recommend this place to anyone, we would definitely return to yellow canary again. On behalf of my entire travel companions who all read my review is in agreement with this amazing service. We feel this should be more that FIVE STAR!!! Excellent. Dian & Bob Tripp

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sangster International Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Leroys one beat bar
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Iron Shore
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Glistening Waters
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Burwood Beach

Nearby attractions and activities. Just 10 minutes drive from here is Falmouth Town which is an old historical town with lovely old buildings, churches, shops, a hospital, and a great market. Some of the largest cruse ships dock here 3 times weekly. Historical plantation houses such as Good Hope Great House and Rose Hall are worth seeing.

Dunns River Falls, Swimming with the Dolphins, and River Rafting Adventure are a must and are located in Ocho Rios.


Rates & Availability

Trelawny Parish Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Special rate for a couple staying 7 nights or more

Extra charge for hot tub jacuzzi

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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