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Stephanie Saulsberry

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Villa Bennmaya Boasts Stunning Panoramic Sea Views

11 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Clarendon Parish Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms,4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom luxury villa. Fully staffed and furnished. Bennmaya sits on the cliff's edge 80 feet above the majestic Caribbean Sea. We offer a panoramic view of the sea, serving up breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Sit poolside and just watch the cruise ships sail by.

Bennmaya has a full kitchen with state of the art gadgets, including a reverse osmosis water filtration system, providing you with clean fresh filtered water.

Each bedroom has a full en suite bathroom with European wet baths. Two of the rooms have private lanais. And one room is specifically designed for the traveler with special needs. It comes equipped with ramps, spacious doorways, bathroom guard rails, shower sitting stool and tailored shower fittings for bathing.

Bennmaya can accommodate up to 8 guests, sleeping one per each full sized bed. Gorgeous river rock landscaped gardens with cooling tropical breezes, compliments of the sea. Each room has ceiling fans, floor fans and mosquito nets to use at your discretion.

We are located 7 miles from downtown Ocho Rios and just a 10 minute drive from the beach. Visit Reggae Beach Bar & Restaurant, the closest local hangout spot to enjoy the warm sand, tasty eats and cool vibes.

**For the extra special occasion Private personal Chef services and catering can be arranged at your request.

** Daycare? Yes we can provide service for both the young and young at heart.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Stephanie Saulsberry (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

Villa Bennmaya Boasts Stunning Panoramic Sea Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

5 stars stay for the weekend with my family. The place was very clean and the staff were extremely polite. The chef made some of the best food I've tasted in a long time... The rooms were clean and spacious. Overall, my family loved it and we would definitely look into going back again next year. Its worth checking out.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Richmond,va
5

Our Wedding in paradise....

  • 5 of 5

When i went on HomeAway and saw Villa Bennmaya I knew it was the one for us. My fiance and i were planning our wedding and we were taking our kids. He has two and I have one. My conversations started with Stephanie about what kind of wedding we wanted and the details. She was amazing!!! I would send her ideas and she would be completely on the same page. I felt like we were best friends before we even arrived in Jamaica. We were picked up at the airport by the driver who had a cooler of Red Stripe and water and then arrived at the Villa. The pictures do not do it justice- magnificent and beautiful. We were greeted by Stephanie and Ray- they could not have been more welcoming.

The Villa was absolutely awesome. So clean and beautifully decorated. The views were breathtaking. Carol and Jolie always turned down our rooms at night and immaculately cleaned our rooms the next day.

Stephanie made sure that we never needed anything. She told us all the cool places to go. We went to the Blue Hole one . day and LOVED it. Not many tourist and so pretty. Ray took us to Dr. No beach and hooked us up with some great guys who took us snorkeling in a glass bottom boat! We visited the market with Ray and he told us about all the local fruits and veggies and each morning or night when he presented the dinners we got to see how they were prepared.

The wedding... Breathtaking and unbelievable. Stephanie took care of everything and never missed a beat. The beach was beautiful, the flowers, the cake, the steal drummer, the signature drink, everything was magical.

I felt so sad the day we leaving because we had been treated so nice and lovingly. Ocho Rios and The Bennmaya staff gave us memories that we will never forget as a family and we cannot wait to go back!!!!!! Yeh Mon.

Amy and John and family-USA , Virginia

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amy & John for your beautifully detailed review of Villa Bennmaya and our Staff. It was our pleasure to assist you with loving, lasting memories of your Wedding here in Jamaica. Can't wait to have you back next year. Huuumm maybe your Anniversary? All the best and say hi to the kids for me. Blessings Stephanie
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Sun-trap Villa Over Looking the Ocean

  • 4 of 5

As the villa was booked by the bride for her wedding guests I had no preconceived ideas, nor any input into the selection process - other than the bride knowing I only do FABULOUS! Villa Bennmaya absolutely met my demanding needs. Our bedrooms opened out onto the pool area. The bedrooms were spacious with comfortable double beds and pillows, high ceilings, overhead fan and free standing fan plus a mosquito net over the bed which wasn't really needed as the villa is located right on the edge of the ocean (no beach) where there were hardly any mosquitoes and a lovely cooling breeze. The communal area was beautifully decorated, the meals prepared on site by staff were delicious and what was on offer was over and above our simple food preference requests, the garden was green and well manicured, the pool cleaned every day and well stocked with inflatables, sun loungers were cushioned and comfortable and most importantly the staff, who worked on shifts so there was someone on site 24hours a day, were friendly and made us feel at home. I preferred to stay by the pool in the villa then venture out on excursions! Our house manager Stephanie was extremely knowlegable with regard to the local area and the island in general. Also the lounge was well stocked with excursion leaflets and strong wifi signal.

The only reason I've not given my stay a full 5 star rating is because I would of loved to have been able to walk from the villa to the beach and the road to the Villa was potholed and super bumpy - but these things are just location issues. The Villa its self was lovely and perfect in every way.

PS

I didn't have any problems with the floor of the wet room but my roommate did slip on the wet floor, perhaps the floor tiles in the ensuite bathrooms could be painted with a clear coat of nonslip/ rough surface paint which you find in some swimming pools.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, for the super review. When planning your return visit to Jamaica, please plan on staying here with us at Villa Bennmaya. It was a pleasure having such a fun, lively and carefree group. Thank you for the comment for the bathroom floor tiles. Great suggestion, and I'm on it. All the best, Stephanie
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Oak Park, IL
5

Trip to Villa Bennmaya

  • 5 of 5

We spent our spring break at Villa Bennmaya along with another couple and their two daughters. The property has enough space for (4) adults and (4) teenagers to sleep comfortably. Each room has (2) full size beds, walk in closets and spacious showers setup with beach towels and straw hats to protect you from the sunny days during your stay. When the weather does not allow you to be by the pool, you can relax in the living room and dining room with space for 8 people.

Our driver for the week helped us coordinate additional excursions, took us shopping and site seeing on the island. We spend time on local beaches and had the opportunity to ride Jet Skis. Some took advantage of the opportunity to arrange massages.

The Bennmaya staff prepared breakfast and dinner during our stay. Most mornings we had eggs that were tastefully prepared. The staff prepared salt fish with local spices. We also had fried chicken with jerk dipping sauce, fish, ox tail stew and goat.

The staff also guided us on our first walk to the beach very close to the villa and pointed out some of local trees that grow ackee.

We went tubing down the Dunns River, climbed the falls and went horseback riding. We also went on a private glass bottom boat where we had the chance to snorkel.

The staff helped us to coordinate dinner at the Ruins restaurant which has a falls running through the center of the eatery.

If you want a true vacation filled with culture, friendly people and activities, Villa Bennmaya is the destination.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Vacations are meant to be relaxing escapes, during which time ticks away slowly and the real world seems a blessedly great distance away. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, fronting the Caribbean sea, Villa BennMaya offers all the amenities of a resort, with all the solitude of a private island.

This is not Sandals. This is a secluded, private villa where one can wend away the hours soaking sun on the pool deck, interrupted only by sumptuous local meals prepared by the villa staff. (Or, perhaps, an intensive in-room massage from a local practitioner.)

Yet only a few kilometers away are the beaches, attractions and shopping enjoyed by thousands of resorts and cruise ship visitors around the busy port of Ocho Rios. BennMaya offers the best of both worlds -- the Jamaica of Ian Fleming and Noel Coward (whose estates are nearby) and that of Carnival and Norwegian Cruises.

Stephanie, who runs Bennmaya, is a bigger-than-life personality whose zest for life is only surpassed by the intense flavor of her cuisine. Her strong local connections mean nothing is out of the question for BennMaya guests; if you have an idea, Stephanie has a way to make it happen.

I've been visiting BennMaya for many years. It's my favorite hideaway, and if you visit, I'm confident it will become yours as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Hypnotic Views

  • 5 of 5

The view from this property is more than stunning it is breath taking and entrancing. I sat for hours just taking in all of the beauty. And the best thing is this is only steps away from your room door.

The main living area is spacious, the rooms are clean and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. There is access to internet, a pool and a staff led by Stephanie who are more than happy to assist with your vacation needs.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sugar pots on the Beach
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ocho Rios
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Moxons
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Rio Nuevo Beach
Car: not necessary

Attractions near by:

Dunn's river falls climb Ocho Rios infamous 125 feet of cascading water falls, Mystic mountain zip line over the canape of rain forest or try your hand at bobsledding, Dolphins cove, swim with the dolphins, and White river rafting on a raft made from bamboo.

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Rates & Availability

Clarendon Parish Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Peak Winter Season
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Christmas / New Years Week
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Peak Winter Season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Peak Winter Season
Mar 28 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

kitchen service fee $300
Round trip airport transfers $350
Property Damage Protection $99

Christmas pricing also includes cook.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Clarendon Parish Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Special Needs Accessible
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Special Needs Accessible
  • Open wet bath with cedar guard rails. Cedar counter tops with Glass vessel sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , Panoramic Sea View
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Panoramic Sea View with Lanai
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Panoramic Sea View, Special Needs Accessiable
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Panoramic Sea View, Special Needs Accessiable
  • All rooms are poolside with a panchromatic sea view. Each room has a private bathroom with European wet baths. We are the only Villa rental in the area to accommodate special needs guest. Wheel chair ramp accessible rooms, bathroom, kitchen, patio and kitchen area
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bennmaya offers On call: A Licensed Barber, Licensed Nail tech, Yoga instructor and even a baby sitter. For the foodies. We also offer in house Vegan and Raw foods preparation classes. Chef Steph can take you on a Local market crawl, where you will come in direct contact with the local farmers. Learn about tropical fruits, vegetables and spices known to Jamaican cuisine.

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