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Peter Kennedy

Member since: 1999
Speaks: english

Rainbow Tree - an Expansive, Beautiful, Custom Villa

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

Overview

Jamaica South Coast Villa Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Peter Kennedy (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english

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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based on 29 traveler reviews

Rainbow Tree - an Expansive, Beautiful, Custom Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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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Bath, United Kingdom
5

Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

This a truly great place to go on a family holiday. We were two families with kids between 6 and 9. The house is huge, the pool is lovely, the beach is a few paces away. Very quiet area, but the community is very friendly and welcoming.

All our food was deliciously prepared by Laura & Jenny and they kept the house very clean. Aman did the airport run and took us on great trips to YS Falls, Appleton Rum Factory, Black River, Floyds Pelican Bar and Sunny Isle.

Whole heartedly recommend if you want a get away from everything holiday but still want good internet, relaxing environment, things to do and everything taken care of!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A two week stay makes it possible to really enjoy all the area has to offer and to get into the gentle culture of the locals.
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Asheville, NC
5

Lovely Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented this for myself and 9 students for a one week workshop. I can't say enough good things about the villa and the staff. The house is beautiful, just like the photos. Plus there's a personal touch with pictures all over the place of people the owners have interacted with through the years. It was so relaxing to have our meals taken care of by such expert cooks. Everything was always clean. The pool was lovely, the weather gorgeous. Lots of deck chairs for a crowd. The villa is away from town, very quiet - a true escape.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted Rainbow Tree worked out so well for you and your group-and that it provided such a relaxing getaway for your workshop an an opportunity for a lovely vacation for all of you.
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Rockville, MD
5

This Truly Is Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed several times at Rainbow Tree since it was initially built more than 20 years ago, and it truly keeps getting better. This last trip in January 2016 was the best yet!

Our ride from the airport with Aman is always a treat. He’s a good man and a good friend, so the fun conversation always makes the trip go quickly. He’s your go to guy for all things transportation – by car or boat.

The house staff, Laura and Jenny are incredible – welcoming, thoughtful, and certainly the best cooks in Treasure Beach. As a vegan, I was initially concerned that my choices would be limited. Laura and Jenny are accustomed to cooking for guests with a wide variety of dietary concerns, so they weren’t fazed at all. I loved the variety of local dishes they prepared day after day. The non-vegans in our party enjoyed lobster, curried goat, fish, jerked chicken and other traditional Jamaican dishes.

When our children were young, they loved playing in the ocean, in the pool, with lots of local children (braiding hair, playing soccer), and with Calvin’s dog. As they got older, they enjoyed excursions such as going up the Black River by boat, to the Pelican Bar (again by boat), and to YS Falls. Since they are now grown, we took this trip without them for the first time, and it was the most relaxing vacation we’d ever taken. Truly rejuvenating.

The beach directly in front of the property is the best in all of Treasure Beach with the added benefit that it is often deserted. The pool on the property is extremely private as well. We strongly recommend that you spend some quality time in the hammock that hangs from an almond tree (yes, really) overlooking the ocean. Even with a large party, there is enough room for everyone to find a private spot when they want to unwind.

We felt very safe walking daily along the local roads in either direction from Rainbow Tree. All of the locals made us feel very welcome. This is nothing like the more touristy parts of Jamaica, like Montego Bay, where someone is always trying to sell you something. Everyone in Treasure Beach is laid back and respectful.

We had excellent WIFI connectivity there as well. So, if you need to stay in touch with the real world you can certainly do so.

We always feel like part of the family when we’re at Rainbow Tree. There’s a reason why this villa has so many repeat guests.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Short Gap, WV/ USA
5

Our Favorite Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Rainbow Tree Villa every other year for the last decade. Our first trip was with a group of friends, but we brought our kids and parents for our second visit. Over the years, we have vacationed with couples and families, all with great success. Rainbow Tree has something for everyone.

From the time Aman picks you up at the MoBay airport, you know that this is no ordinary vacation. The route through the mountains is the real Jamaica, most of it still primitive and unspoiled. (Stop at Border Jerk for some jerk pork or chicken)! When you reach Rainbow Tree, you will be greeted by the world’s nicest people who will make you feel right at home. When you wander through the villa and walk out onto the back veranda, you will be stunned by the view of the ocean over the bluff and the natural beauty of the area. This is truly getting away from it all -- your biggest decision will be whether to swim in your private pool or take the steps down to the private beach cove. This is not a resort area, but rather a fishing village. There are trips available, all of which are great depending on your interests, but don’t miss a trip up the Black River and a stop at Floyd’s Pelican Bar.

To really enjoy your visit, take a walk through the village and visit the local convenience store, or down the beach to watch the fishermen bring in their catch - always an amazing sight - and you will quickly realize that the people of Treasure Beach are friendly and you are safe in this little corner of the world. Attend a service at the local church. Pull up a stool and enjoy the company of Miss Laura and Miss Jenny while they concoct something amazing in the kitchen or the smokehouse. Ask Calvin if the weather is right for a bonfire on the beach, or maybe for a game of dominoes. The people of Treasure Beach are the real “treasure”.

Over a decade of visits, our children have grown up and gotten to know the children in the village, and for them a visit to Rainbow Tree is a visit to see their family. They are often asked to join in a game of soccer or watch the local teams play. The adults know them by name and watch out for them. This is their favorite vacation by far -- they have turned down other trips over the years (including Disney World!) in order to visit their home away from home. When the weather turns cold and dreary, or one of us is having a bad day, we will often say “I wish we were at Rainbow Tree right now!” It is truly that special.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Suzanne. We - and our wonderful staff - have worked over the years to make a Rainbow Tree vacation as special and enjoyable as possible for each and every guest, no matter what their age or interests may be. The fact that your family and friends have continued to return for so many vacations over so many years speaks volumes.
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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

Treasure Beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 30 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Pricing is for 1-4 persons. Each additional adult over 4 add 10% of the rent. For children 2-12 add 5%. Under 2 free.
Staff tips and food/drinks additional.
Maximum occupancy 10.

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

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Amenities

Jamaica South Coast Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
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:
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