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Bedrooms 4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

30% off all rates excluding Dec. 18'2016 thru Jan. 4' 2017*

Totally Unique - fully staffed twin fairy tale like seaside Castles, in a secure electronic gated estate, offering ultimate tropical splendor with Total Privacy, be it one, or up to 12 guests, the Entire Property is rented Only to one set of guests at a time, in a seeing is believing Caribbean setting, with numerous waterfalls, fishponds, fountains, flowers & multi-fruited gardens, tiki torches and enchanting sunsets.

Amenities Include: swimming and wonderful snorkeling, fishing, boating, all in crystal clear and calm Caribbean multi colored seas, just steps away on Castles breathtaking 30 foot cliff side setting. With two seafront balconies, and a very romantic and secluded outdoor seafront terrace, with a sparkling seafront shower.

In a lush garden setting which overlooks both the Caribbean and many splashing fishponds and fountains, is a state of art hydro-jet 7 person Jacuzzi

See Full Villa Website: Walking thru the manicured lush grounds, graced with numerous fountains, waterfalls and fishponds, 'seeing is believing' flora & orchid filled botanical garden, featuring almost every tropical fruit known to man for your personal picking and eating enjoyment. Both the scents of flora, and delicious tastes of fresh tropical fruits are simply wonderful.

Situated close to villas formally owned by both Ian Fleming (James Bond author, who wrote all 007 books here in Jamaica) and famous British playwright Noel Cowards. Castles by the sea is just about a twenty minute drive to Ocho Rios, and its world famous Dunn's River falls, Dolphin Cove marine park, world class golf courses, tennis, horseback riding, fantastic night life including Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. All bedroom suites offer large private balconies with their superb Caribbean views, for both personal relaxing or dining as you like. Your dining room, lanai, television/living room, and kitchen also view the beautiful seas and pool. Apple tv, cable television, FM stereo, indoor and out door speakers for your choice of music, relaxing poolside/seaside, by the fountains or in the gardens, complimentary high speed internet service at all of our properties.

Your Chef(s) creations are irresistible, while your entire staff (Butler/Personal Chef/Housekeeper) is wonderfully exemplary), and guarantee your special time to be truly unforgettable in every way seven days per week.

See why this private retreat has been the vacation haven for many, and has been featured in leading travel magazines thru-out the world.

Castles by the sea amenities include steps to the sea for both swimming, diving, snorkeling and fishing .

Basket ball, game table , lawn games. Putting green.

Currently there are many local and private beaches which are just short distances from Castles by the sea, (Boscobel hotel, James Bond beach. Reggae beach. Blue hole .Dunns River Falls.


Other amenities :

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More Details

Joyce Verne Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017


Ocho Rios Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Manhattan Beach, CA

Heaven for our group of 14

  • 5 of 5

I led my family of 14 (5 adults, 9 teenagers) on what turned out to be the vacation of a lifetime at Joyce and Henri Verne's magnificent Castles on the Sea. I barely have the words to describe how perfect this "double" villa is for a relaxing vacation.

First of all, the gorgeous pictures on the internet are all true, but of course, what makes this place better than the internet is the incredible, doting, lovely staff: Warren--a world class chef, Sylvan--the hardworking houseman who keeps the grounds perfect and Curlene and Beverly who keep the villas spotless and do your clothes as well!

The nice thing about the grounds is that there are so many places to gather to be together--and to be alone if you wish to quietly read or nap. My teenagers took to croquet as if they had played their entire lives and by the end of the week as if their lives depended on it. We had a serious croquet tournament! Being able to swim in the gorgeous water right off the villa was heavenly and actually, far better than going in off a beach where you ended up full of sand. Waking up each morning, we would swim, eat a fabulous breakfast and then lounge. We never had to worry about getting a chair, or crowds or lines. "No worries, mon"--it is true.

The owners, Henri and Joyce are lovely, so pleasant to deal with and are happy to answer any questions and make suggestions about things to do. It is also very nice to have 2 villas--versus one big house, because our group sort of split up into the early to bed crowd and those who stay up until 2 am. We could have killer scrabble games going on and not disturb the others in the other villa. The villa is comfortable, not so fancy that you feel like you're afraid to relax and put your feet up.

The food was spectacular and we all enjoyed gathering every night to whatever Warren made--lobster, fresh fish, chicken and oh, those desserts. Yes, as others have indicated, the key lime pie is the best and this from a lifelong pie baker.

The home is always kept immaculate by Beverly and Curlene--they are like church mice, you don't see them--they just stealthily kept our messes under control. Your privacy is never compromised by the large staff that maintains this home.

I saw a case of Red Stripe on sale today in the grocery store and my heart went pitter-pat--not for my love of beer, which I don't even drink, but for my fond memories of Jamaica and Castles on the Sea.

I feel lucky to have stayed there.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please feel free to request our guests email address, or telephone numbers, they will be very happy to oblige, with any questions regarding their vacation experiences, etc. at any of our properties, that they have vacationed at. After a period of 37 + years, MUCH efforts, and expenses, thru consistantly upgrading our properties, several times, each and every year. Then later, to have so many of our guests, (who are often world class travelers), offering such positive comments is truly a very special blessing, which we pray, will assist many other guests, to also later share, simular experiences first hand. Castles on the Sea, has been called by other(s) "the most beautiful property in Jamaica" " a true and Unique Paradise" "Dream Vacation come true" etc. etc. MANY other numerous and wonderful accolades, have come our way. Hopefully, these opinions, will be honestly stated by many future guests, to not simply repeat, but to actually personalize these very positive experiences themselves. As truly THEIR best vacation(s) ever, be it a most memorable HONEYMOON, a most romantic setting for that very SPECIAL OCCASION, for just two, or a group of sixteen compatible guests. We and your fantastic staff, will do our VERY VERY BEST, to make CERTAIN, that this SPECIAL time, WILL ACTUALLY BE, YOUR Very BEST EVER VACATION EVER. We thank all of our WONDERFUL guests, for taking the time to write their honest guest reviews, BUT mostly for giving us the opportunity to be their hosts. We and staff, look forward, to not only welcoming ALL GUESTS, but to once again, royally welcoming, all of our "Returning Guests"to their new "Home away from Home" be it their 2nd or 12th+ visit. All returning guests, also recieve special discounts, as stated on web site. As they say in Jamaica "WALK GOOD" MUCH THANKS and GOD'S blessings to you ALL. Always the Very Best, Henri & Joyce Castle on the Sea Ocho Rios, Jamaica Chateau en Exotica Port Antonio Jamaica
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Wonderful vacation for 9 close friends/family

  • 4 of 5

Very nice....we did not want to leave!!! Warren was just outstanding and met our every need. He will really be missed by all of us. The grounds were beautiful and the view was spectacular. We would like to go back every year but wish Sylvia, Doris and Nation could serve us, along with Warren. They were like family to us and found ourselves emotionally attached by the time we left.....there were some tears! Joyce was very nice to work with when it came time to making any arrangements/reservations and would call to make sure everything was okay and that we were happy. From the first time I called Joyce to inquire about this property to our last day, she was just as sweet as she could be and could not have asked for a better person to rent from. The property is absolutely beautiful and we will return!

Medeah Chew

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your friends and family had a wonderful stay with us! The staff most certainly enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to providing another relaxing vacation for you next year.
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Saratoga Springs NY

Quiet, Peacefull, and relaxing time in Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

Wow. We cannot begin to say how impressed we were with this property. The villa is exactly as described in the listing, except better. The bedrooms all face the ocean, and our master suite's bed faced right out towards the sea. What a view in the mornings! The staff are EXCEPTIONAL. We ate better than we had ever eaten before. Beverly, Carlos and Curline were more than just "the staff" they treated us like family for our entire week stay. They helped us get to and from town, arrange drivers, and in general answer questions about jamaica and their family. They went above any beyond every single one of our expectations.

Our highlights of the trip were relaxing by the pool, jumping into the ocean off of the "bridge", and a day trip to James Bond Beach. This is an authentic trip to Jamaica, not an all inclusive taste. We felt submerged in the culture and very well taken care of in an amazing villa. We hope to return next year with more people!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Girls Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

8 ladies went to the beautiful "Castles" and had the time of our lives!! I can't even begin to tell you how amazing the Staff is!! Chef Warren's jerk chicken was AMAZING!! Curline"s smile and table decortations (fresh flowers every day) were so awesome!! Sharene was so kind, sweet and took such good care of our rooms and even took us out one night to show us the town!! Sylvan was a jack of all trades!! Whatever we needed he got!! The villa itself is spectacular with ocean views from every room!! Make sure you ask for a tour of the grounds and get fresh fruits right off the trees and Sharene will make you some yummy sour sap tea!!! The villa is only 15 mins from Ocho Rios so you feel away from it all and very private but you can also get to town and experience the locals in a short drive. I hope to go back some day to this wonderful place!!! If you make it there please tell everyone "Stacy said hello"!!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is truly a pleasure for us and our staff to have such wonderful guests as yourself and your group. The staff told us that they enjoyed your stay and taking care of your group entirely. MUCH THANKS and GOD'S blessings to you ALL. Henri & Joyce Verne
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A great place to unwind!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Castles on the Sea in 2007 and have looked forward to returning. The property description cannot do justice to either the view or the fabulous staff Henri has attending to your every need. They even changed and fixed a flat on our rental car!

The houses offer a terrific venue for entertaining or just kicking back and enjoying the beautiful estate. You can enjoy the hot tub, the pool with waterfall or the ocean, just steps from house. The outdoor shower was a treat!

While we went to town one day, I doubt we will leave the grounds on our next trip! It was very hard to come home. On days when the ordinary world has you down in the dumps, I jump on hte Castles web site and start planning the next trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centennial, Colorado, USA

A True Dream Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven (six adults and one baby) just returned from the vacation of our lifetime at Castles. The beautiful pictures cannot begin to describe how truly gorgeous and relaxing this property is. Imagine sleeping in heavenly beds, listening to the waves rocking up into the cliffside, a light Caribbean breeze blowing through the room. We awoke to the delicious scents coming from the kitchen..fresh fruit platters, pancakes cooked to perfection, platters of bacon and eggs, even ackee and saltfish!

The grounds are impeccably kept by Sylvan. He is a super snorkeling guide or spearfishing expert. He'll eagerly give a tour of the estate, pointing out the different fruit trees and plants. You'll want to stop for a croquet tournament or a little basketball. Carlene and Beverly kept the houses so perfect, it was as if we were royalty. The fresh flower arrangements nightly on the tables are breathtaking! In fact, our daughter had so much faith in these wonderful ladies that she entrusted them to watch her baby for an afternooon so that we could ride horseback through the plantations and the ocean. The little guy loved the spoiling, too!

Warren is magic in the kitchen. We requested Jamaican specialties and fell in love with the brown stew chicken and lobster dishes. The rum bread pudding with hot caramel sauce is a must! We believe that was the best key lime pie we have had in our lives!

Oftentimes, vacations can be hectic, but here, there was no fighting for lounge chairs, no standing in line for food, no noise or loudness from other visitors, just our own family laughter as we sat in the hot tub enjoying rum punch (mmmm...) or playing card games late into the night.

We had heard some interesting comments on the city of Ocho Rios prior to our arrrival. However, we never ran into any disagreeable characters, only friendly, hospitable Jamaicans who are proud of their island and heritage. Always a smiling, friendly face. The city was quite safe and clean.

The owner did call us several times throughout the week, just to make sure that all was well. Of course it was! Not one thing to bring to his attention.

All agreed that this was the best vacation ever. There is really nothing to compare. Thank you to all that made it possible and we truly hope to see you again. May God bless you all.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Many Thanks Pam & Dale, to you and all of your beautiful family for being our very gracious guests, and for your very thoughtful review, both ourselves and your staff look forward to your return to Castles on the sea, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and know, that you all will consider Castle on the Sea, your home away from home, Always the Very Best wishes in All things, especially in GOD'S Blessings, Henri & Joyce
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Dunn's River Falls
Ocho Rios
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Golf: Amenities: Latest Upgrades:

Steps and romantic balcony to sea are now in place, and indeed are a beautiful sight to use and to see.

Complimentary high speed internet service, overseas calls is now available.

State of art Jacuzzi type spa for up to seven, with two waterfalls, pop-up speakers with CD and FM stereo in glorious private setting over looking both the Caribbean, fountains and your waterfall pool which now also features additional built in 2nd Jacuzzi type spa and swim up snack/bar.


Basketball practice court in place.

This Eden was formally the fabulous featured property in Maco (Caribbean livings luxury architecture magazine, volume 6 issue #1 on pages 60, 61 - 71.

Activities:Snorkeling, swimming, boating, fishing, fresh water pool with huge waterfalls, in pool spa jets and swim up cocktail seating.

State of art spa with double waterfalls, pop up speakers CD & AM FM satellite radio, basketball, dining on all sea front terraces, Much more.

Ski: Area:World famous Dunn's River Falls, James Bond beach, Reggae beach, Dolphin cove, numerous restaurants, shopping, hiking beaches golf and tennis, horseback riding, river rafting, touring, etc.


Rates & Availability

Ocho Rios Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter (12/16 through 4/16)
Apr 14 - Dec 16
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750

Rates quoted are for maximum of 6 guests. $50.00 nightly for each additional guest

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