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Piece of paradise: family-oriented beachfront villa with Cottage on a peninsula - Villa Bolt Hole

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Bolt Hole

At the upper tip of the small and lushly overgrown rocky peninsula, right next to the sea, stands a family-friendly, colonial-style wooden house. Around it: lush, tropical green. Palm, mango, orange, and papaya trees wave in the wind. Nothing obstructs the view of the Caribbean Sea, which changes colours just as fast as the clouds move over the coast. With less light, the water turns grey or olive; when the sun shines, however, it shines azure or turquoise blue, just like in holiday magazines. The waves brake rushing on the shallow reef, after which they roll ashore gently. Watching this unique spectacle makes those sitting on Bolt Hole's terrace feel like having a first-row luxury box.

Well-being, letting go and diving into the Caribbean holiday world start with a cordial welcome by Donna and Marcia. All year round, a 4-people team takes care of the wellbeing of our guests and the house and garden maintenance. It is a garden for discovering, surrounded by an enchanting and continuous change of colour and wild beauty with a rolling sea in the background. The house itself, being a simple wood construction, adapts perfectly to the natural setting. The brightly painted rooms are all spacious; bedrooms are fitted with their own bathrooms. An old and proven ventilation system constantly provides fresh air; air-conditioning is not needed in this house. Ceiling fans in the bedrooms provide some enjoyable extra cooling. Although the authentic-style equipment is adapted to the simple architecture, the whole of the villa's characteristics and fittings make it a first-class and luxurious lodging.

Apart from the house, the roofed veranda with its seawater pool is a real eye catcher, as it offers an unobstructed view of the open sea. Here, or on the adjacent sitting or lying accommodations, is where life takes place from breakfast until dinner by candlelight in the warm Caribbean air. The private jetty for docking and diving and the sandy beach are protected from high waves by a reef. Within the reef, or outside of it, you can accompany your snorkelling friends with a kayak or a standing board...

Next to Villa Bolt Hole, on the same large ground, sits the cosy Cottage building, offering the same architecture and decoration style. It has 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a living/dining room and a roofed veranda, comfortably offering space to 4 people. In the small kitchen, you can prepare a first morning coffee or an afternoon cup of tea. From the veranda, guests enjoy a wonderful view of the private beach and the open sea. The Cottage can be rented either together with the villa or separately. It is equally suitable for short and long stays. You can even rent it for several weeks or months.

More Details

Daniel Eugster & Erika Thorsteinsen-Suter
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, german, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Daniel Eugster & Erika Thorsteinsen-Suter

We live and work in Switzerland. A couple of years ago, Daniel moved to Jamaica due to a business request. The first couple of years, with 3 or 4 times in Kingston, were purely business related. However, in 2012, exploring the rest of this Caribbean dream island began, and we stayed in Bolt Hole for the first time during a holiday when the owner (also a Swiss) informed us that Bolt Hole was to be sold... So, now we are the happy and proud owners of our own little paradise in Jamaica. We go on holiday there 2 or 3 times a year, and we want to share this one-time experience, during which relaxation and a pulsating joy of life are very close to one another, with as many people as possible.

Daniel Eugster & Erika Thorsteinsen-Suter purchased this villa in 2015

Why Daniel Eugster & Erika Thorsteinsen-Suter chose Port Antonio

At home, we get our joy from a diverse professional life and a diversity of engagements. We love to 'move'! To be able to keep this movement going long term, we also need time for resting and recharging. This is possible in Jamaica; one can get frustrated over the slowness and deceleration, or one can discover a strength in it. Bolt Hole is our place of strength where we can relax and unwind, no matter if we are staying for just 5 days or for 3 weeks. Portland is Jamaica's 'green lung'; here, it rains a bit more than in other regions of the island. The plant diversity is as captivating as the mountain and water world. With the Blue Mountains (where the best coffee of the world is grown) in the back, Port Antonio was able to keep its authentic charm of small Caribbean banana-harbour town - far away from the large tourist masses.

Available Rentals

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Die Mindestpreise verstehen sich für die Buchung der ganzen Villa mit bis zu 8 Personen. Bei geringerer Gästeanzahl ist auf Anfrage ein reduzierter Preis möglich. Die Kosten für das gewünschte Essen und Getränk ist vor Ort separat zum Buchungspreis zu bezahlen. Als Servicegebühr (Trinkgeld) für die Mitarbeitenden werden 10 % des Mietpreises empfohlen.


Port Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • An extra bed is possible in bedroom 1-3
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Villa Bolt Hole
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Love it

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Bolt Hole. Daniel, the owner, was very easy to work with and super helpful. The house is actually much larger than the photos led us to believe. We were pleasantly surprised. The photos did not do the house justice. The house overall did look and feel like the photos but was better in person. The real gem though is the staff. They were in a word...awesome. And with Donna's cooking I'm not really sure why one would eat out at all. We did eat out but concluded that while we enjoyed our meals out they simply weren't as yummy as what Donna prepped for us back at the house.

Big thumbs up all around.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salt Water Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This villa is most impressive. The landscape is incredibly beautiful, peaceful and private. A huge thank you to the sweetest staff ever -- Errol, Daniel, Kareen, Donna. They made our vacation truly unforgettable.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Excellent facilities

  • 5 of 5

Easy access to town or any of the nice attractions, grab a route taxi right outside. The view of the ocean was phenomenal. The food was great. Totally recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Lovely spot.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with character and style close to all local attractions.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Bolt Hole is the perfect place for complete relaxation. Although it's just outside of the town of Port Antonio, it feels secluded and private. It's simply and tastefully decorated and very comfortable. All of the staff were absolutely wonderful, and Donna kept us well fed with delicious Jamaican dishes. We spent our time exploring the reefs, swimming, snorkeling, and daydreaming. Our favorite part of the villa was the saltwater infinity pool -- we barely left it! We totally loved it and can't wait to return....

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A must-do and see

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Bolthole Villa. The staff were helpful, friendly, and available at our convenience. The chefs kept us fed with fresh, local ingredients and it was wonderful beyond our wildest dreams. The table was always beautifully set with fresh flowers from the yard. The smells that came from that kitchen! My mouth still waters. The local fruits were a particular treat and don't miss the local jerk. While there are many places to go and things to see, our favorite times were the days we hung out at the Villa. The salt water infinity pool was relaxing and we were so bouyant that all our old lady aches and pains faded away. The water opportunities are endless with the paddle board, the snorkel gear and the private dock and beach. The grounds are beautifully kept and the sound of the sea breaking against the coral reef has stayed with me for weeks after my return. Best vacation in years! I would love to make it an annual event.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Montego Bay or Kingston
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Port Antonio
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Port Antonio
Car: recommended


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