|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Tropical Breeze is a lovely 3 story Jamaican villa rental conveniently located in the heart of the town of Negril. Our prized location is within minutes of the famous seven mile stretch of white sand beach and the sparkling Caribbean sea. Our cozy, comfortable 6 bedroom villa offers a casual laid back atmosphere where you can relax and unwind, while taking in the splendor of the tropics. The interior of the villa is painted in bright vibrant colors creating a warm tropical ambiance. The layout of the villa is such that the main floor features a large, modern, fully equipped kitchen. Our common area or living room has a brand new sectional couch, flat screen television, cable, and wifi. At the front entrance to the villa we have a large front veranda which seems to be the gathering spot and dining area. We have two sets of glass table tops with dining for up to 10 here. If additional space is needed for dining purposes we also have seating for 12 on the lower deck area. No matter where you are dining, you can listen to the relaxing sounds of the flowing water in our newly built water fall.
There are 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main floor, with an outside staircase leading to an upper level unit and an additional unit on a lower level. All 6 of the bedrooms in the villa contain an a/c unit, fan, secured in wall safe, flat screen television and cable or dvd player. Minimalistic decor in the bedrooms while Jamaican carvings, paintings and landscape pictures adorn the walls. Both the upper and lower units feature en-suite bathrooms, while two feature walk-out balconies. There is ample space in the villa to accommodate up to 12 persons making this an excellent economical vacation choice for both small and large families, groups of friends, co-workers, wedding parties or up to 6 couples.
Our lovely terraced 40 foot pool deck is a sun lovers paradise or a wonderful, scenic area to lounge the day away. Soak up the sun, read, do crosswords or swim laps in our gorgeous, inviting 20 foot swimming pool. There are tables with umbrellas on the pool deck and plenty of lounge chairs for sunning or relaxing. We recently added a bar, built onto the pool deck for serving you poolside beverages or whipping you up some delicious tropical blender drinks. Our huge terraced pool deck makes for a great entertaining area where we can host any kind of function from a pool party to a small wedding. Just beneath the pool deck on a lower deck area we have an authentic charcoal jerk pan where we do fantastic jerk chicken, grilled lobster or roast fish to name a few. Adjacent to this is a small stage area for hosting live entertainment or a dj for your wedding. It can also serve as a quaint intimate dining area for 2 - 4, be a private massage area or hold your yoga mats. Just off the lower deck area by the water fountain is an outdoor shower for rinsing off the sea salt when coming from the beach or for before entering the pool. The grounds at Tropical Breeze are flush with exotic colorful flowers and our own vegetable garden. The land is extremely fertile and produces massive amounts of fruit on the trees when in season.
At Tropical Breeze we invite you to a unique Jamaican experience, away from the crowds of the big hotels, in a home away from home personalized setting. Choose your timeline, be as laid back as a lump on a log or party hearty, the choice is yours. Let us help you create the memories of a lifetime and cater to your vacation needs in an wonderful tropical setting. Come and taste the exceptional finger licking good food (which you will not get at any resort type place) Listen to the soothing sounds of reggae music and truly experience the culture of Jamaica!!
Tropical Breeze offers seasonal rates changes depending on the time of year of your booking. All rates quote for a minimum stay of seven days with shorter stays available during the off season. Extended stays beyond fourteen days are available at a discounted rate. Long term rates possible. Our rates quote for a minimum of six persons with rates increasing for each additional person in your party up to a maximum of 12 people. ($225.00 pp per week) All villa rental rates include the applicable 10 % government taxes, six days per week housekeeping and deluxe chef services. (Does not cover the cost of meal plans.) Meal plans include breakfast and dinner (no lunch offered or at additional fee per day) Breakfast includes : Coffee, tea, juice and your choice of Jamaican or continental menu. Dinner includes Fresh juices such as lime-aid or pineapple juice with your choice of Jamaican or continental menu. Menu options available for viewing on my website (www.tropicalbreeze.ca)
Our economically priced villa that sleeps up to 12 people is perfect for any occasion. Here you can have any gathering of friends, family, reunions or small intimate weddings making us the optimal choice for your ultimate sun get away..
Staff : Desroy, your friendly onsite management host will take care of you right from your arrival at Tropical Breeze. He has a warm welcoming smile and is ready to answer any questions you may have. From helping you navigate the local area to keeping the pool and grounds exceptionally clean, Desroy is always there to assist. He has been a fantastic, invaluable addition to our team. Marvin, our roots Rasta chef does an amazing job of tantalizing your taste buds with the many delicious mouth-watering entrees he prepares, using all fresh local ingredients. Guests may choose from continental or Jamaican cuisine with our exceptional meal plan and menu of various options. Have your meals served pool side or on our quaint intimate balcony areas. Succulent grilled garlic lobster, spicy jerk chicken, tasty brown stew chicken, roasted fish or strictly "ital" (vegetarian) are just some of the authentic delicious meals we have to offer. As well guests may choose to specify a certain meal plan taking into consideration dietary restrictions or concerns. (Meal plans not included in rates). Moureen, our housekeeper does an amazing job of keeping the villa fresh and sparkling clean, the floors are gleaming when she is done!! Moureen is there six days per week, with Sunday being her day off. There is a brand new washing machine on premises, with fresh tropical air drying. I love the fresh clean smell of the linens straight off the clothes line. Personal laundry services available upon request.
If we are providing transportation for you, our driver Kevin is very experienced and knowledgeable about the island and offers unparalleled, professional friendly service at reasonable rates. He is available for airport transfers and any island tours you may be interested in. Additional staff available on request : Nanny services for those with younger children so you can get out and enjoy an evening or two on the town. We can also offer you a personal masseuse whom will come to the villa with her table and help you relax, unwind and melt away the worries of every day life.
Steps from the villa is the local fresh fruit and vegetable market where the friendly ladies manning the stalls are happy to show you some exotic fruits you may not be familiar with. Behind the market, right in our lane is Conch Hill Italian restaurant offering delicious pizza and pasta options. There is a 24 hour dumpling shop in the lane offering fried fish and breakfast options. Several other restaurants in the immediate area.
Take in the picturesque natural beauty of Negril, go cliff diving, zip lining or gaze into a sunset. Vacation means different things to different people so your tropical get away should be as relaxing or as active as you choose it to be!!
Within a five minute walk of the villa are amenities such as grocery stores, banks, a cambio, post office and shopping. There are several duty free shops in the immediate area offering everything from local rum to Cuban cigars to jewelry and of course T-shirts and trinkets. Several restaurants and nightclubs are within walking distance of the villa, my personal favorite being Sweet Spice restaurant (I LOVE their brown stew boneless fillet of fish) The entire beach road and west end road are in close proximity offering a wide variety of entertainment options with live reggae music, jazz and blues or international acts. There are multiple restaurants to choose from with posh and romantic cliff side dining, to Roots ital local dishes. The Jungle is Negril's biggest indoor venue offering live music or dj with lots of dance space, a spot frequented by locals as well. There are also a few after hours clubs to choose from for those not quite ready to call it a night. No matter where you want to go in Negril, we are in a central location and all areas are accessible within minutes of the villa. Taxis run frequently up and down both the beach and west end rd at all hours, making it very easy to get around the small quaint town of Negril.
I was born in Canada in the early 60's outside of Toronto. I attended high school in Brampton, Ontario and was bit by the travel bug at an early age. At 17, fresh out of school my girlfriend and I started out on a venture to western Canada, hitchhiking across the country (I didn't exactly tell my father about the hitchhiking part!) After travelling for a few months all over B.C and Alta. we finally landed in the beautiful resort town of Jasper Alberta. I spent the next five years working three jobs, partying in between and then traveling at every opportunity that came my way. I was fortunate enough to spend nine months wandering around Europe, Greece, Israel and Turkey. The next year I went to Mexico twice, unfortunately my father passed away shortly thereafter. The first trip I took after his death was intended to heal my soul from his passing. I decided on going to Jamaica. As they say 'the rest is history' I fell in love with the island back in 1986 when I first landed here. The pulse of the island grabbed me from the moment I arrived.The rich historic culture, the gorgeous scenery, the succulent food, the Reggae music playing everywhere, I loved it all. The following year I was to receive a small inheritance from my fathers death. I was young (22) single and motivated to live in the tropics! I made it official and moved to Jamaica by myself!! Although I was quite young I did not think of myself as being particularly naive to the ways of the world given the vast amount of traveling I had already done. After traveling Jamaica extensively the first time here, I had already pretty much decided on Negril. Of course I needed a source of income and so my first business here was a restaurant. That is where I met my future husband. We were married for 17 years, however my husband passed away 12 years ago now. We have two adult children (27 & 24 ) and I now have a grandson as well!
We as a family are trying to continue to build on this business and make him proud of us!
Karen Hill purchased this villa in 1988
After moving to Jamaica and opening a restaurant there I realized I would need a permanent living solution as I was renting for the first several months after I arrived. I began a search for a piece of property. I traveled the island extensively and found myself drawn back to Negril time and again. I did not want to be in the city of Montego Bay nor did I like the grainy beaches of Ocho Rios. The seven mile stretch of white sand beach in Negril and the undeveloped small town feel is where I decided I would purchase land. Through my friend and former business partner I found a piece of land for sale that fit all my criteria. It was undeveloped, close proximity to the beach and town center and best of all it was in my budget! I loved the historic rock formations on the property and saw some huge potential for development. This was 1988 and Negril was still virtually undeveloped back then. It was inevitable to me that the sleepy little town of Negril would become a larger tourist destination on the island one day, how could it not? The only spot on the island to have a seven mile stretch of pristine white sand beach! I was sold and bought the land in March of 1988, first moving a small prefab home onto the grounds, and so we began. My husband planted every one of the beautiful fruit trees which now adorn the property. We had to have a giant jack hammer break down some of the rock formations just to be able to build, but the potential was there!! We designed the house ourselves and began purchasing material. It has taken many years to reach the point we are at now, as I mentioned the property was virtually undeveloped, with nothing on it. It has been a long arduous process that was both frustrating and rewarding at the same time. There has literally been blood, sweat and tears in the developing of this property. We now have a 6 bedroom villa and a gorgeous pool that were built through years of hard work, and something I am extremely proud of accomplishing.
. I love the central location of the villa, in the heart of the town yet in a private secure location, just minutes from the beach or west end road. Groceries, the bank and essential services are all within a few minutes walk. We have a gorgeous swimming pool which is sparkling clean, inviting and over 20 feet long! Surrounding the pool is an awesome terraced pool deck area which has several lounge chairs and table and umbrella sets. We have recently added a pool side bar to blend up amazing fresh fruit drinks or have fresh fruit smoothies for breakfast served poolside!! Our authentic charcoal jerk pan makes amazing jerk chicken or grilled lobster.We have our recently added beautiful water fountain which my grandson loves to play in, or it creates a wonderful ambiance for dining. Our location benefits from a lovely tropical breeze (hence the name) which flows through the property due to an abundance of fresh fruit trees. (Mango, plantain, pear, ackee breadfruit ) to name a few. I love having the option to eat fresh fruit right from the trees or go into the garden and pick my own choice of herbal teas. We have lemon grass, mint, orange, lime, sour sop. We also plant much of our own produce, the land is extremely fertile and whatever is planted there grows in abundance!! When I look up into the avocado tree (when it is in season) there are literally hundreds of them in the tree, to the point that they start dropping off when they are ripe! Same with mango and breadfruit! The national dish in Jamaica is ackee and codfish. The tree at my front gate produces ackee a minimum of three times per year. Plantains grow so big here we end up giving away produce for it to not spoil! We have just planted many beautiful flowers on the property as well so I am excited to see them blossom and bloom with color. I love the colonial style design of the villa with the many arch ways, private balconies and open kitchen concept. Small stage area allows for live music to be played
Looks nice upon arrival, but looks are deceiving, unfortunately. NO property manager. Desroy no longer works there. Rooms unmade, pool full of algae. I cried the Night we arrived. Make sure you know what should be provided. Otherwise, it may not be.
Six guys from an Ottawa area hockey team all in our 50's spent super bowl week at Tropical Breeze. The house was nice and clean and plenty big enough for 6 guys. We took advantage of having our evening meals prepared for us and was the food ever good. I would highly recommend this option as each meal had a local twist and was really fantastic. The pool has lots of room to sit around and is cleaned daily it seemed. All 6 of us had a great time at Tropical Breeze and are planning a return trip. Dave
What a great time we had at Tropical Breeze. Karen and Desroy and Marvin made us feel like we were in the "real" Jamaica not in some resort in Miami. It was a perfect place for me and my kids and my grandkids to spend the holiday. Karen even invited one of the two year olds from the nerighborhood, to play with our two year old grandson in the kiddie pool. The beach was a short walk and the market was even closer. We bought the meal plan which was a deal. Marvin is a great cook. He taught us how he makes jerk chicken and we are doing our best to recreate it back in Chicago. Desroy was there every day to make sure all was well and to direct us to everything we needed. Sunday morning was lovey with the singing from the church down the road. We will be back, especially because I hear Karen is adding an extra air conditioner in the kitchen/living room for us wussie folks from the US.
Six of us just came back from the Tropical Breeze and had a wonderful time swimming in their pool, enjoying Jamaican cuisine, and exploring the surroundings. The villa is in the center of town with a very short walk to the 7 mile beach so on your way to or from the beach you can exchange money, visit convenience stores, grab fresh fruit & vegetables, ice cream and fresh jamaican patties, or do a little shopping.
Marvin the chef (and Karen the owner) cooked us amazing meals (the best we had all week), Desroy looked after our every need and was always smiling, and Karianne was there every day keeping the place immaculate. To know each of the staff by name tells you how personal and welcoming everyone was.
I would recommend the Tropical breeze to anyone looking to enjoy the culture of Negril instead of a cookie cutter resort. They treat you like family, the villa is lovely and modern and very affordable. You could have some lazy days without leaving the villa or wander off to the cliffs or beach action within minutes.
We'd go back in a flash.
Tropical Breeze was a very authentic and unique way to experience Negril. There were six of us (three couples) and we used the main level of the Villa – which has four large bedrooms, two washrooms and a kitchen and living area. It’s very clean, nicely tiled and very comfortable. Karen was an amazing host, Desroy was fantastic for absolutely anything you might want, and Marvin cooked us very authentic Jamaican cuisine with really great flavours; and Kerrianne kept it all nice and clean for us. They are a great group – they’re there for you whenever you need them, but are in no way intrusive or in the way. We knew we had this team there for us, but were still surprised at the level and quality of service we received. Whatever we needed, they made it happen – very accommodating and easy to get along with. The outdoor property was also amazing – a really nice porch to enjoy our meals and evenings; a big pool with lots of lounge chairs and tables; and a large patio to hang out on. It was cool to experience being right “in town” and being around the locals; yet it was a quick 7-minute walk and you’re on the start of the most beautiful 7 mile beach – with lots of places to grab a lounge chair and hang out, grab some lunch, or do some of the great beach experiences (glass bottom boats, catamaran tours, parasailing, etc.). You really get the best of both worlds by staying at Tropical Breeze – the real authentic Negril feel, as well as being so close to what I think is the most beautiful beach. Would definitely go again! Thanks Karen, Desroy, Marvin and Kerrianne for a terrific vacation.
If you are looking for a really special vacation that includes a "real" experience of Negril, Tropical Breeze is the place. We had 4 couples who traveled from the Midwest of the US and spent a week. We had never traveled together as a group and all enjoyed every second. The house is updated and clean. Having a personal chef who cooked Jamaican breakfast and dinner every day (this is if you would like it and for only the cost of the food based on the actual receipts from the market) was a treat. It is a relatively short walk to the 7 mile beach, walking through a short segment of town. Karen the owner was there during our visit-she was very gracious and attentive to our needs and questions and arranged all of our excursions. Desroi, her assistant, was also extremely nice and attentive as was Marvin who helped cook. Jazzbo who drives you the 1 hour and 20 min. from the airport for only $20 per person is also a real luxury. He is so nice and experienced and handles the crazy roads with ease. He also drives you to excursions that are farther away if you'd like-this is a huge benefit. Overall, this is not an all inclusive type experience-for us it was much better and more what we were looking for. More flexibility and more "real" and yet a wonderfully nice and extremely affordable location that is clean and supportive to help you have the type of experience you want.
We are within minutes walk of the beach Negril is renowned for and Its seven mile stretch of white sugary sands, known as one of the top ten beaches in the world. Here you will find an abundance of water sports of every variety available from glass bottom boat tours to scuba diving and everything in between.There are many bars and restaurants to choose from in the area both on the beach and One love Drive (known to locals as the west end) offering mainly Jamaican fare with a few Italian and Chinese places in town as well. Night life is thriving in Negril with a multitude of options for catching a live Reggae show or an evening of Jazz at Roots Bamboo. Internationally known reggae artists often perform in Negril and the surrounding areas. Eco tours, waterfalls, horseback riding, all water sports, golf and cliff diving/ snorkelling are within a short distance of the villa..Ricks cafe the world famous bar is a short drive away which we can arrange transportation to. Other spots of interest locally are Kool Runnings water park , catamaran tours and island snorkeling trips are always popular. Other majestic scenic spots abound such as Mayfield river walk( my kids personal favourite!) Black river boat tour (see the crocodiles basking in the tropical sun riverside) rafting on the Martha Brae river followed by a boat tour of the glistening waters. Whatever you choose, whether a leisurely stroll on the beach, bird watching or zip lining Jamaica has it all
|Refundable damage deposit||$225|
*Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.* We offer seasonal rates changes depending on the time of year of your booking. All rates quote for a stay of 7 days and for 6 persons. Rates increase for each additional person in your party, up to a maximum of 12 people. Six days per week housekeeping, food shopping and chef services included. Does not include cost of meal plan.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.