House with a beautiful tropical garden.
- english, german
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
What a beautiful place! The Butterfly House is a two-story townhome in a secure gated community, with a large community pool and a gorgeous sand beach. The house itself is very nice, spacious and welcoming, perfect for 4 people. The gardens are simply beyond compare, especially the private "lookout" high above the ocean - you can spend hours under the palapa reading or just watching the waves and the party boats. The kitchen is well equipped; beach towels, coolers etc. are provided; beds are comfortable; air conditioning is good (but not necessary as the house stays pretty cool throughout the day); the internet is reliable. The beach is private to the community, very beautiful and well maintained, plenty of space when we visited (late January), lots of beach chairs, no umbrellas but lots of luscious trees to hide under if you need shade. The ocean waters are warm and clean and calm enough for little ones but the pool water is unheated and a little cold. The housekeeping was excellent (hi Mama Dee!) and the recommended driver was incredibly helpful (hi Kevin!). In addition to airport pick up Kevin can organize any excursion or activity for you so no need to plan ahead, just chat with him on the way from the airport. I did take away 1 star for "location & neighborhood" because it's a 10-15 minute drive to grocery, restaurants, or the nearby 7-mile beach. You can call a taxi from the security gate but it takes a long time so I recommend texting Kevin instead (his prices are cheaper too, especially for the airport pickup). Please ask Kevin about the Zimbali mountain farm dinner, it was the highlight of our visit!
Rada and Family where an absolute delight to host. Very easy going and respectful. Mama Dee, our housekeeper was sad to see them go, Kevin reported regularly that they were complete fun to be with and even our Gardner, who is normally very shy said "what a beautiful family... and soooo lovely!
Therefore we would definitely recommend to other prospective hosts and would welcome back in a heart beat!
We hope to see you soon.
Marvelous views and accommodations!
The accommodations were wonderful, as was the housekeeper Momma Dee. She made sure we had everything we wanted and needed. You will not be sorry if you choose the Butterfly House. Has the most beautiful yard in the area, and so peaceful. When we go back to Negril this would be our first choice. Verna and Ben are very knowledgeable about the area. Also, very responsive to your emails.
Absolutely fantastic guests, Cynthia and family were a delight to hosts. So happy that they loved the tranquility of our home and garden and Mamma Dee’s home cooking. Cynthia we are soooo looking forward to your return visit. Stay happy!
Verna and Ben xxx
Peaceful villa with a prime position and beautiful garden
The villas at this country club are all fresh and modern, well fitted and all with large balconies and/or decks. However the Butterfly House has arguably the prime location within the club with views both out to sea and over the private cove. What truly sets it apart though are the gardens - easily the largest and set on several levels, with three different seating areas besides the lawn itself, with mature flora and fauna, it truly is the butterfly house. It is a short walk to the private cove, which is excellent for both swimming and snorkelling as one half is sandy and the other rich with coral and marine life; there is also a well kept quite large swimming pool. Neither the pool nor cove felt busy even though it was high season. It is also a short secluded walk to Bloody Bay where water taxis can pick you up. The country club is peaceful, safe and secure, and the security staff friendly and helpful, but not really within walking distance of anywhere else; however if you don’t have your own transport it is only $Ja200 pp (just over £1 or just under $US2) for a local taxi to all the bars, restaurants and activities along Long Bay (7 mile beach), Negril and West End - just stand by the road and within 10 seconds one will have tooted at you ! There’s no cable TV and the maid only comes in a couple of times a week unless you ask/pay for more, but that wasn’t an issue for us, it is not what the Butterfly House is about :)