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Rainbow Tree - an Expansive, Beautiful, Custom Villa

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

YOUR PRIVATE PARADISE... GET AWAY FROM IT ALL, WITHOUT GIVING IT ALL UP.

Enjoy Rainbow Tree - as so many others have done, time and time again. Wash away your stress in ambiance conducive to quiet romance. Recharge yourself. Luxuriate in a tropical climate with cool sea breezes in the driest part of Jamaica.

Rainbow Tree is an award-winning, custom-designed, and custom-built villa. It is situated on the most beautiful property in Treasure Beach - five and a half very private acres directly on the Caribbean Sea. It provides a private haven for vacationers who seek an out-of-the-ordinary retreat from workday hassles. your accommodations are gracious, spacious, functional, and beautifully decorated.

There are nearly 7000 covered square feet to enjoy, both inside and on the covered verandah that encircles the home. Ceilings are 17-foot cathedrals, with overhead paddle fans throughout. There are two master bedroom suites with king-size beds plus three more bedrooms, each with two twin beds that can be made into kings. All bedrooms are air-conditioned, though the delightful breezes usually make their use unnecessary. Walk-in closets, four large bathrooms, and a powder room enhance your comfort. The expansive living room extends 30 feet along the sea side of the villa. The separate dining room seats up to ten. A breakfast bar complements the kitchen. Books abound in the greeting room/study.

Rainbow Tree has High-Speed Wireless Internet access, TV with a DVD , and a good sound system. There is wheelchair access to the entire villa. There is a beautiful cactus garden on the mountain side of the villa - a wonderful place to sit with your morning coffee and watch the hummingbirds.

Your staff of three full-time and two part-time professionals will do their utmost to make you comfortable and turn your vacation into an experience you’ll want to repeat again and again. However, your privacy is absolutely respected at all times.

You will awaken to fresh-squeezed orange juice and the aroma of just-roasted Jamaican mountain coffee. The staff will select the finest fruit, vegetables, fish and lobster; prepare three meals a day; clean; handle your laundry needs; maintain the grounds; and keep the sparking pool crystal clear. Loving nanny child service is available at a moment’s notice - at nominal cost.

You can virtually live on Rainbow Tree’s huge, covered verandah. And, you need only walk a few feet from the veranda to Rainbow Tree’s lovely pool, complete with thatched gazebos. A wide, sandy, reef-protected beach runs along the entire property line. The sea is a snorkeler’s dream and beckons to swimmers.

Comfortable airport transfers and private guided tours of a host of delightful area attractions are available. Particularly large parties can rent Rainbow Tree in conjunction with Rainbow Point, our other Treasure Beach villa. Our staff members are used to working in concert and can serve special meals or dinners together for your combined group.

Keywords: Free-Standing Villa

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Owner
Peter Kennedy
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Peter Kennedy

We are “island people,” having lived in the Caribbean—and having traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and Pacific. We moved back to the US from St. Croix in 1980, realizing we needed a more stable environment in which to raise and educate our children. (Karen concentrated on technology and healthcare marketing, and Peter worked in sales and customer service.) We found Treasure Beach when we were searching for a sweet and unspoiled place in the Caribbean to visit—and first stayed there in 1985. We immediately fell in love with the people, returning as often as we could. We purchased 5-1/2 beachfront acres in 1988, designed Rainbow Tree, and had it carefully constructed from 1989-1991. (Because we lived in the Caribbean, we understood the special design and construction considerations.) Our staff has been with us since 1990. We have become an integral part of the community and regard Treasure Beach as our second home. Karen heads Treasure Beach Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to providing educational opportunities for the students of Treasure Beach.

Peter Kennedy purchased this villa in 1991

Why Peter Kennedy chose Jamaica South Coast

Treasure Beach is well outside the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas of Jamaica. The residents are decent and hardworking—and they call tourists “guests.” Treasure Beach has a casual, laid-back feel. When we had the opportunity to purchase 5-1/2 acres—what we thought was the finest land in the area—we jumped at the chance. We have had a relationship with our employees for 20+ years; they delight at making our guests feel as comfortable as possible—and are largely responsible for our exceptionally high rate of return guests and referrals.

What makes this villa unique

Our land extends from the road to the beach. The villa itself is superbly designed and constructed. There are 17-foot cathedral ceilings throughout, keeping it airy and cool. All rooms and closets are oversized. The living room alone is 30 feet long and has several seating areas. All bedrooms have cross ventilation, and A/C is available in each; all mattresses are custom-made to hotel standards. The villa is full of original Jamaican art and photography. Large verandahs surround the house, providing numerous areas to relax. The 30 foot freshwater pool has a large deck, a gazebo, and two sun shelters. We recently added an outside kitchen in which the staff prepares amazing Jamaican meals including jerk chicken and pork. The sound system has speakers inside and outside; wi-fi is there if you care to keep in touch with the outside world. Our villas manager is available to take you on delightful day trips. Loving, responsible nanny service can easily be provided.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nirvana Vacation

My wife and I have stayed many times at Rainbow Tree and Rainbow Point Villas. If you are looking for the most relaxing sun filled vacation - look no further. The staff is incredible- within minutes of meeting the staff, you will feel like family. Both villa's facilities are spectacular. Incredible ocean and starry night moonlight views. We would recommend either villa for those who either want a romantic get-a-way, a family with children vacation or friends just hanging out for a week or so. You simply will not be disappointed at either Rainbow Tree or Rainbow Point. Its our home away from home. A 10-star vacation!
Jan 2009
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Rainbow Tree - an Expansive, Beautiful, Custom Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
Warrenton, Virginia
5

Absolute paradise for a perfect quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow Tree is spot of heaven way off the tourist-beaten path in a little fishing village with the kindest people you've ever met! You're surrounding by the stunning beauty of nature, delicious meals, and the thoughtful care of a top-notch staff who have been there since it was built over 15 years ago.

It's perfect for a group of 6-8 looking for a quiet, peaceful, and truly lovely getaway. We love rising with the sun with delicious coffee on the veranda and enjoying the gorgeous light on the ocean. After three amazing meals, walking the beach, lots of poolside chatting and reading, and perhaps an excursion somewhere, we're falling asleep to the sound of the waves by 9 pm! Laura, Jenny, Calvin, and Aman make the experience incredibly special and love knowing you appreciate their efforts. Don't hesitate to visit with them!

Peter and Karen Kennedy, the owners, are the BEST! They're high-integrity people who have taken great care in creating a place that people want to visit time and again. It is their home away from home, and it's obvious they have a lot of love for the property, community, and most especially its people. Once you book they provide a comprehensive and very helpful guide of instructions and guidance for your Jamaica visit that most villa owners would never take the time to compile for their guests!

I've been to Rainbow Tree 3 times and intend go to back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We tank you for your kind remarks. You are always welcome.
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Asheville, NC
5

Superior in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at Rainbow Tree Villa was the best vacation we've ever had. We experienced the "real” Jamaica in real style.

Aman, the Rainbow Tree driver, picked us up at the airport and from that moment until he dropped us off two weeks later, we felt like the most important people in the world.

On the way to RT, Aman took us shopping to get what we needed at all the right places. He knows everyone everywhere you go and is a wealth of knowledge about every square inch of his native country.

Upon stepping out of the van at Rainbow Tree, we were greeted not only by a riot of color from the bougainvillea flowers, but the extraordinary staff — who has been taking care of RT guests for many years. We had fabulous and authentic Jamaican meals, hors d’oevres and cocktails prepared by the wonderful Laura and Jenny. (They also make killer grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade potato chips!). With the utmost discretion and proficiency, they made sure every corner of the villa was sparkling clean, that beds were made every morning, ice cold lemonade was available on the veranda during the day and bedside water pitchers and glasses were filled at night. Laura and Jenny, having grown up in Treasure Beach, embody that warm, gentle and relaxed Jamaican hospitality. They are so friendly and sweet and truly care about you and want your vacation to be perfect.

The house has large and breezy rooms with handsome decor and a photo gallery you will peruse over and again of the beautiful Jamaican people and landscapes. The doors open to the expansive veranda with spectacular views of the Caribbean. You can spend your day there, poolside under the gracious palm umbrellas or on the beach a few steps away. All the while, Laura, Jenny and the rest of the staff are behind the scenes making delicious food and planning for your comfort.

Aman has his own boat and took us on a wonderful boat ride to Floyds Pelican Bar and exploring up the Black River. He knows the best swimming spots and on the way back stopped at a local, riverside eatery for grilled crab. It was a great day. He will take you anywhere you want to go while you are staying there.

You will fall in love with Rainbow Tree and the staff there. We can't wait to go back and would not consider staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a magical week at Rainbow Tree with our friends. The property is expansive and perfect for a relaxing vacation. The staff provided excellent meals and keep the house and grounds clean and groomed. Laura, Jenny and Calvin kept us well fed and cared for our every need. Aman is an excellent guide whether to/from the airport or taking us up the Black River. Shane is a first mate extraordinaire. The south shore is relaxing and Rainbow Tree is an extraordinary retreat. I cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Much needed relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The real treasures of this Treasure Beach property are both the Owners and the staff. We had to make quick changes to a vacation we were scheduled to take to the Bahamas because of Hurricane Matthew. The owners of Rainbow Tree were so accommodating and nice-- they really put me at ease. The staff once we arrived was also outstanding. All our meals were delicious and fresh. The villa is large and well maintained. It is kept nice and clean by the staff. The children had a great time in the pool and the ocean. The grown ups relaxed on the beautiful veranda. WE took a wonderful trip to the Black River with Aman and his son Shane. This is a real must do! We saw the crocs had lunch at a great spot called Sister Lou's. It really was a perfect day. The vibe of this area of Jamaica is very laid back and peaceful. If you are looking to spend a day in the more touristy areas of Negril Aman will drive you there. I really recommend this part of Jamaica for leaving the hustle and bustle behind and spending a great time with your family and friends in a beautiful location. Rainbow Tree is a perfect spot to really get to know Jamaica and the wonderful people who call it home. Thank you Miss Laura, Aman, Miss Jenny, Miss Medita, Calvin, Shane, and Jason for treating us with the greatest hospitality and turning our vacation into an outstanding experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE ARE DELIGHTED THAT WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE YOU ON SHORT NOTICE AND THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO SALVAGE YOUR VACATION. GLAD THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE OUR SIDE OF THE ISLAND.
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5

A Wonderful Place to Relax and Unwind

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an 11-day stay at Rainbow Tree Villa where we had a wonderful and very relaxing vacation. The tone for our stay was set by our exuberant welcome from Aman who drove us to the villa. He was very accommodating in allowing us to stop at a grocery store to pick up some last minute items and at a Jerk Center for lunch. He entertained us on the drive with a variety of music. When we arrived, Miss Laura and Miss Jenny were waiting for us to orient us to the house. They are the two of the nicest, sweetest, and most amiable individuals you will meet. During our week, they prepared wonderful meals that we ate on the verandah with a fantastic view of waves breaking over the coral reef. Miss Laura and Miss Jenny listened to any requests we made with respect to our menus. They cleaned the house regularly so it remained orderly throughout our stay. Our vacation was primarily for rest and relaxation and we spent most of our days floating in the pool and swimming at the beach. Miss Laura and Miss Jenny gave us good advice of where to swim to avoid any undercurrents associated with the waves rolling over the reef. We did, however, take a few excursions to Floyd’s Pelican Bar via an energetic boat ride (driven by Aman and accompanied by his friendly son Shane) and to YS Falls where some of us enjoyed the natural spring pools and the rest participated in more adventurous activities such as climbing the falls and zip lining. At the end of our vacation, we were all teary-eyed in saying good-bye to Miss Jenny and Miss Laura. Peter, the owner, was very responsive to our initial rental inquiry and subsequent questions. We highly recommend Rainbow Tree Villa. The villa is spacious, comfortable, and beautifully situated on the sea. Most importantly, it is staffed by a wonderful group of friendly and caring staff. We give this villa our highest recommendation and hope to return next year. We also strongly recommend Club Mobay at Montego Bay Airport. It’s a concierge service to expedite arrival procedures – including a personal escort through immigration and customs. We were very tired after traveling from California and by-passed long lines of passengers in a very warm airport. We then enjoyed a few complimentary rum punches while our escorts let Aman know that we arrived. We have never had an easier and more efficient arrival at a Caribbean airport!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is indicative of how stress free a visit can be to Rainbow Tree Villa. Many of our guests have returned year after year seeking to recapture the feeling of total relaxation they experienced there. One can find many interesting things to do while there, or do absolutely nothing at all. Our staff takes great pride in providing memorable visits.
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5

Best Vacation Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were three couples. We travel to different islands and homes every year, but this is by far our best vacation. I have been traveling to Jamaica for over 30 years and this was first to South Coast. Peter is fantastic with the planning and communicates promptly. No problems there at all. We were picked up at the airport and the drive to the south coast was beautiful. We arrange and stopped at the Mega Mart to pick up extras that we like for snacks......not necessary. We could have skipped the store because everything we needed was already purchased and waiting for us at the house.

Once we arrived, the home was immaculate and more than enough room for three couples. We all had suites and there were still two bedrooms left. The grounds are beautiful. The staff felt like family from the time we arrived. Ms Jenny and Ms Laurel went above any expectation we could have imagined. We were treated like royalty. Calvin kept the grounds clean and pool always ready for a swim. The driver, Aman was excellent and he also has a fishing boat that carried us to Pelican Bar....a must see. He also took us sightseeing and to the Rum factory.

The food, OMG, was to die for. Each morning we had fresh squeezed OJ and Jamaican coffee. We has so much food at each setting , we all left there with 5 extra pounds, but it was worth it. One couple did not eat pork/red meat so we had several varieties at each meal. The seafood was excellent; lobster and red snapper was huge in size. I can't say enough how great the food and cooks were.

We walked the village everyday and the locals were so friendly and helpful. We always felt safe. It's like back in the 50's and 60's when everyone in the neighborhood looked out for one another. I wanted to move there. My husband and I did look at property while there. This place is amazing overlooking the ocean and just steps from the beach.

We were so sad to leave and everyone in the group wished we had stayed longer. I know we will return because I know we have found paradise and a new home!!!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your gracious review just made me want to jump on a plane and go to Rainbow Tree. We look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Montego bay
Car: not necessary

Numerous fascinating day trips by boat and vehicle, A superb staff that loves to share their Jamaica with you, will make you want to return again and again. Masseuse available to come to the villa.

Spa nearby.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pricing is for 1-4 persons. Each additional adult over 4 add $250-$400, depending upon the season. For children 2-12: 1/2 the adult amount. Under 2 free.
Staff tips and food/drinks additional.
Maximum occupancy 10.
All Taxes included.

A deposit of 50% of the rent is required to secure dates with the balance due 45 days prior to trip.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Treasure Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) Each of two Master Suites have King-Size beds., Twin or Single Beds (3) Three bedrooms each have two twin beds, that can be made up as King-Size beds., Baby Cribs (2) Up to two Cribs are available on upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Standby Generator.

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