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Bedrooms 20
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Fabulous Private Property, Ocean views, full staff, member beach, 20 bedrooms


Private Luxury Villa Retreat with Exotic Tropical Ambience:

Jaquar Villas Retreat offers an exiting and unique location for a large group, with lots of space to spread out. This large hillside property consists of 4 buildings, which together add up to 20 bedrooms with 17 bathrooms. Can accommodate up to 50+ guests. The property exchudes exotic decor with rustic elegant tropical ambiance.

Located in the prestigious Cardiff Hall Estates, Runaway Bay, in the heart of Jamaica's beautiful north coast.

Jaquar Villas property offers magnificent views of mountains and ocean. Guests can enjoy many wonderful spaces, from 2 large private pools and many terraces, many dining areas, pavilion, verandahs, decks, patios, roof top terrace, yoga pavilion, jungle and hillside gardens.

Included comes full staff with excellent chefs, housekeepers and security, as well as access to the private membership beach. The villa manager overseeing smooth running of all things. He is also available to help plan all details of special events and advice and plan outings and activities. He is experienced at helping brides and grooms plan their weddings at this property, saving money and making it all easy.

Walking distance to the private membership beach and a championship golf course with ocean views.

For large groups there is the great Jungle View Celebration Lounge on the third floor of the bigger villa, where the whole group can dine together, dinner parties are held, as are weddings and other events.

For weddings, the staff and the manager are experienced at organizing and catering, plus we have a list of local outside services that cater to most of our weddings. Ceremony can be held at the private beach or on the rooftop of Palashia, under a pergola, with amazing views. Sunsetting beyond the ocean horizon is breathtaking. The Palashia's Celebration Lounge can accommodate 100+ guests, bands, etc.

For Yoga groups there is the Zen Pavilion, built for large groups to enjoy yoga together. An indoor/outdoor space, cool under the roof.

For Corporate Retreats and medical volunteer groups, Jaquar Villas offer great space for both working and team building. The staff are experienced with catering to the needs of these busy groups.

Driver, Families with Children, : We have a private driver available for our guests, who will make your vacation a fun experience with stress free transportation and exciting adventure to different places and sites. Low rates. There are various vehicles, for different size groups, extra drivers available for simultaneous transportations if needed. Child seats available. You may use the driver for indvidual trips or as a full time driver arrangement, which may end up being more economical.

Jaquar Villas is wonderful for families with children! Baby sitting available.

Food and Meals: Full staff included. Excellent chefs. The cost of food is guest's responsibility, but the shopping for it is guest's choice (guest, cook or both). All meals are stylishly served. Large groups dinners and special celebrations are catered with ease at The Jungle View Celebration Lounge. This is great for large groups as all the members of the group can dine together at this awesome room with fabulous views.


More Details

Property Manager
Helena Ruotsalainen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, finnish, English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017


Runaway Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 55 ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 17 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 13 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 14 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 15 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 16 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 17 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • bathrooms 1-7 at 7 bedroom villa, 8-14 at bigger villa, 15-16 at cottage and 17 at smallest unit.
  • 20 Bedrooms, Sleeps 55
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , large room with sitting area
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king
    Bedroom 11 - 1 king , large room with sitting area
    Bedroom 12 - 1 king
    Bedroom 13 - 1 king
    Bedroom 14 - 1 king
    Bedroom 15 - 1 king
    Bedroom 16 - 1 double
    Bedroom 17 - 1 king
    Bedroom 18 - 1 king
    Bedroom 20 - 1 king
    Bedroom 19 - 1 king
  • Most of the bedrooms can have a choice of a king bed or two separate twin beds. Also - for larger groups, extra beds can be placed in rooms per guest request. Bedrooms 1-7 are at the 7 bedroom villa, bedrooms 8-15 are at the larger 8 bedroom villa, bedrooms 16-17 are at the cottage and bedrooms 19-20 at the other small unit.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Minneapolis, MN


  • 5 of 5

I recently led a group of 29 musicians, music lovers and sun-seekers to Runaway Bay, and we occupied the entirety of the Jaquar Villas properties. I, myself, stayed in the top floor of Palashia Villa.

Let’s start with the down-sides. There are very few.

Some of the rooms have no dressers, and on longer stays, this can sometimes be an issue. Walking to the beach? Not really as easy as it might appear. The stairs to Tangerine Villa up the hill are a winding 120 steps up a mountain, so be mindful of that if booking several of the properties. The beds are large but for some, overly firm. The A/C works better in some rooms than in others.

But seriously, that’s pretty much it. And look at that list. This is a nitpicker’s delight. These are all incredibly minor issues compared to the WONDERFUL experience we just had.

The homes themselves are GORGEOUS, COMFORTABLE and SAFE. The staff is incredibly FRIENDLY, ATTENTIVE and COURTEOUS. The accommodations are CLEAN, SPACIOUS and largely in GOOD WORKING ORDER. If you hire the chefs (highly recommended) the food is OUTSTANDING.

I’ve taken this group to a lot of places, mostly in Ireland, and I’ve organized a few larger trips to the Caribbean and Mexico as well. This experience was TOP NOTCH.

I’m a worrier and care about the details. There are dozens of people counting on me. But between Fabian, Denton and Sally, all of my concerns slowly melted away and I was able to actually enjoy the experience. You can’t put a price on that.


  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Owen It was a fun experience help you plan your group's vacation. You are very good at organizing and planning and the members of your group surely benefit from that. The staff at the villa enjoyed your group, said you all were a great fun loving crowd. I thank you for your comments and note your point about dressers. Indeed couple of the smaller rooms do not have a dresser, but a closet and bedside tables instead. We will consider adding a dresser where needed. We wish you all the best and look forward to your return ! Best regards Helena and the staff of Jaquar Villas
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Pure Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a BLAST while staying at this property! The staff were super friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay here and felt extremely welcomed. Definitely a great place to stay. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are so happy you had a great time. Looking forward to your return !!!
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The PERFECT vacation with incredible staff!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a hidden gem of Jamaica. There are two main houses that are incredible in their own right- complete with pools and plenty of space to relax. Then there are two smaller villas that are a bit more cramped but still very enjoyable. We rented all four to host 55 people for five days. Everyone had a great vacation. The staff cooked delicious food and were always accommodating- Fabian, the house manager, even went to pick up more alcohol for us on the last day when we were running low. The entire reservation process was easy and we were very satisfied with the experience. 10/10 would do again. Great vibes.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that your large group had a great time in Jamaica and at Jaquar Villas. Thank you for the review. We look forward to your next vacation with us.
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Jamaica love

  • 5 of 5

First time renting a villa. This was an authentic experience for my family. I wanted everyone to enjoy a vacation In a private villa. I wanted a place where we could enjoy the beautiful country. At this property we really found a perfect place. The staff was wonderful and the cooking was suburb. The property was much more spacious than appears in pictures, great location and so different. Cool decor. We enjoyed day trips to many places, but our favorite day was hands down the catamaran cruise. it was a blast. Definitely recommend this property to everyone and will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful trip! Palashia Villa is magical. Our group of 16 was easily accommodated and each room is uniquely special, reminding guests they truly are staying in paradise. Worries and stress were quickly forgotten. There is enough space to accommodate a large group, and common areas promote opportunities for socials and fun. Everyone’s needs were met, above and beyond. Sally, Sonia and Taylor were amazing. Always smiling, they worked very hard, and we enjoyed wonderful meals including a delicious Easter cake. The ladies rum punch is a must! The pool is perfect, and the private beach is one of a kind. Though the Villa can accommodate, Andrew’s Tour Company came highly recommended by friends. Andrew and Warren took us on terrific adventures that included Luminous Lagoon, 9 Mile, Blue Hole, and local shopping. We look forward to returning!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Orleans


  • 5 of 5

I must say we really enjoyed our stay at Tangerine Villa. We had a group of 11. We were greated at the airport by Denton who provided transportation our entire stay. Very nice and kept saying no worries mon you're on vacation. Upon arrival at the villa we were greated by Mrs. Jackie, Mrs. Nola, and Taylor aka T.I. They were awesome, friendly, approachable, always smiling. Fabian was great too, he arranged several activities for us. The food that was prepared was delicious. During our stay we visited Mystic Mountain, Dunn's River Falls, the craft market, several shopping centers, horse back riding, and sailing with Andrew on the Wet n Wild. We enjoyed all the activities. The boys received sailing lessons from Andrew and Captain Mark. Any issues that arose were immediately addressed. Needless to say we didn't want to leave. Thanks for a great time!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Ocean View Bar at The Cardiff Hotel and Spa
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Jewel Resorts Championship Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sharkies Seafood Restaurant on the beach
Car: not necessary



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

THE RATES ABOVE ARE FOR THE 8 BEDROOM VILLA, 16 PERSONS. THE WEEKLY RATES FOR EACH UNIT, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $6970 per week for the 7 bedroom villa ($8970 Xmas and $9970 NY), $7970 per week for the 8 bedroom villa ($9970 Xmas and $10970 NY), and $2500 per week for the 3 bedroom cottage ($3500 Xmas and $4500 NY) and $1900 for the 2 bedroom unit ($2900 Xmas and $3900 NY). The rates include all taxes. They include full staff with excellent chefs, management, security and access to the private membership beach. For guests over the double occupancy, there is a fee of $35/person/night for the extra guests. Very small children are free.

Private driver offers low rates for our guests. Full time driver package $100/person/week for all trips including airport transfers.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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