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Beautiful beachfront villa on picturesque Bengal Beach in a gated community

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, Fully Staffed

• Located on the beach, Sleepy Shallows is a spacious and

playful family vacation home. The large open plan downstairs

features the entryway, living room, dining room and a bathroom

with a shower. Also on the ground floor is the fully equipped

kitchen and live-in staff quarters. Three sets of French doors

open onto the covered verandah, which runs the width of the

house and connects to the private pool. Upstairs features the

four large bedrooms and the games room, which overlooks the

ocean and houses a pool table, darts, the television and other

games. Thunbergia, allamanda, plumbago, palms and various

fruit and other trees adorn the manicured garden.

• 4500 sq ft indoor and outdoor living space.

• 14’ X 24’ Private Swimming Pool.

• Staff of 3, Cook, Housekeeper and Gardener.

• Satellite dish, TV, DVD, Hard Drive with over 500 Movies and Stereo.

• Wireless Internet connection (bring your laptop).

• Air conditioning & Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms.

• Generator.

• 3 Double Kayaks and 2 Paddle Boards

• Safe.

More Details

Owner
Jacqui Henderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017

Amenities

Saint Ann Parish Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • The Palm Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sink Vanity
    The Sand Room - toilet , shower
    The Allamanda Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    The Plumbago Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • • The Palm Room has a double sink vanity, shower/tub • The Sand Room has Pedestal sink, shower only • The Plumbago Room has a single sink vanity, shower/tub • The Allamanda Room has single sink vanity, shower/tub • Downstairs has a pedestal sink, shower only
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Palm Room - 1 king
    The Sand Room - 1 king
    The Plumbago Room - 1 king
    The Allamanda Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • • The Palm Room - Master Bedroom - This room features a king size cedar bed, large en-suite bathroom with a double sink vanity, shower/tub, air conditioning and ceiling fan, large closet, safe, and private balcony overlooking the sea • The Sand Room - This room also features a king size cedar bed, en-suite bathroom (shower only), air conditioning and ceiling fan, large closet and private balcony overlooking the sea • The Plumbago Room - This room has a king size guango bed, en-suite bathroom with shower/tub, air conditioning and ceiling fan, a walk in closet and a mountain view • The Allamanda Room - This room has a king size bed and one set of bunk beds to sleep four, large en-suite bathroom with shower/tub, air conditioning and ceiling fan, and a walk in closet • There are 2 'Pack 'n' Play' Cribs available
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Fully staffed with your own cook, housekeeper and gardener, you will be totally spoilt at Sleepy Shallows. You can do as much or as little as you like and the staff will happily cater to your every need. The large grassy lawn area is great for kids to run and play. OWNERS NOTE: THERE IS TO BE ABSOLUTELY NO JUMPING FROM THE UPSTAIRS BALCONY INTO THE POOL. **PAYMENTS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED THRU HOMEAWAY**

Reviews

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Beautiful beachfront villa on picturesque Bengal Beach in a gated community
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
5

AMAZING STAFF!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from Sleepy Shallows and we had a wonderful time. The staff was amazing!!! Robert is a true gem, a rare find. Before we enjoyed Marva's delicious meals, each night we'd go around the table and say what our best part of the trip was... my 12 year old twin boys both said several times, that the best time for them was getting to know Robert!!! They really enjoyed him and they saw the true meaning of work, hard work!!! From sun up to sun down, he never sat down, he made sure everyone had what they needed, maintained the pool, the grounds, set the table for each meal, cleaned up after everyone, etc..... He really treats the property as if it's his own and his dedication shows! The property didn't have any wood for bonfires in the evening, and he knew how much my boys wanted a bonfire, so he walked around the beach with his wheel barrow and gathered sticks and branches and made a wonderful bonfire for us!!! Marva was a joy to have around and we enjoyed her singing in the kitchen as she cooked the delicious meals. Christine did our laundry at the end of the week and always made sure the house was clean. Moses, the security guard, kept us safe at night!! The staff at Sleepy Shallows truly deserves to be acknowledged and compensated WELL for all their hard work. Andrew the driver was also amazing! He was not only our driver but our tour guide as he would point out various places along our rides and also made sure we visited the best spots in Jamaica at the uncrowded times!

I agree with the previous reviewer about a few things. The ocean water wasn't very clear or blue as it is in the pictures. Andrew the driver suggested we visit Doctors Cave Beach which is nearby the airport. I'm so glad we did. The water there was absolutely incredible. Crystal clear!!!!! We spent most of the day there and the food there was so good!! Yummy! We also visited The Blue Hole, an absolute MUST if you visit Jamaica!! We had so much fun!

The boys enjoyed playing pool in the game room, however without any air conditioning in that room, it became very uncomfortable. An air conditioner unit in that room would definitely make it more enjoyable.

Jacqui the owner was always very responsive from start to finish. We'd definitely recommend Sleepy Shallows! If you decide to stay there, PLEASE be sure to tip the amazing staff! They deserve it!!!!! We miss them already.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property, great staff

  • 5 of 5

We just left our one week stay at the Sleepy Shallows property and we're very happy with our stay. The description is honest, pictures are accurate, and there was more than adequate room for the 10 members in our party.

The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our requests. Marva, the cook, went to the grocery store a few times for things we had forgotten. Robert, the caretaker, would set up hammocks, volleyball, kayaks, and paddle boards upon request in addition to his groundskeeping duties. Christine, the housekeeper, kept the home tidy at all times and made our beds every morning and did laundry for people who requested it. Moses, the security guard, arranged for a small band to play on the beach for us one night with a bonfire that Robert built.

The game room with pool table isn't air conditioned. It would be nice if it was, as it can get very hot in there. Also, another recommendation that our party members mentioned was the possibility of paying the driver a set fee and having him available at any time as opposed to a pay-per-request basis. One criticism that came up among members of our party was that the water wasn't very clear as in the pictures. Robert assured us that due to the time of year, the river that feeds into the bay flows more and as a result more mud is kicked up and that it doesnt always look as murky as it did during our stay.

A helpful tip is that groceries are pretty expensive. Budgeting $30 per person per day seemed to work including alcohol.

We all agreed that we would gladly come back to this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Sleepy Shallows and it was our pleasure to have you and your family for the week. The staff work extremely hard to make your stay as hassle free and relaxing as possible, I will be sure to pass on your kind words. The air conditioning in the games room is definetly on our 'to do list' as we are always trying to upgrade the facilities that we offer. Unfortunately we have had an unusually wet spring/summer and it is one of the downsides of having a river at the end of the bay. The drivers are independent and we do not employ them full time, I will certainly put forward your suggestion and see what can be agreed on for the future. Thank you for choosing Sleepy Shallows and we hope that you would consider us again in the not too distant future.
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Excellent Stay. Very comfortable and relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Sleepy Shallows. They house was clean and well kept, located on a semi private beach (we saw no more that 12 people one the beach the entire time) and had more than enough room for the 8 of us to stretch out and relax. Jacqui the owner was great to work with. She helped arrange airport pickup and initial food purchases as well being very responsive to all of my questions. The staff was great. Extremely happy they were there and definitely added to the great experience. The food Marva cooked for us was wonderful, better than both of the restaurants we tried. And Robert was extremely helpful in keeping the place in order and helping us with various items. We made a great choice chosing this place and would highly recommend for anyone looking to get away.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful beachfront family vacation! Amazing house, grounds and staff

  • 5 of 5

Sleepy shallows was a delight from beginning to end. Jacqui, the owner, was so helpful in making arrangements and setting up transportation. She recommended a driver, Andrew, who took us to and from the airport, and advised us on when to visit different attractions in order to avoid crowds and have the best possible experience. He was a great driver and made our trip terrific. The home is every bit as lovely as the photos indicate. The beach is very nice and shallow and calm. We really enjoyed the kayaks, hammocks, and the pool too. The true gem here is the staff. Marva not only cooked every delicious meal, but did so with love and joy. She even walked down the beach a ways to find some mint for our mojitos and aloe for sunburns. Christine welcomed us with open arms and she kept everything tidy and placed water by our beds at night and did our laundry before we went home. Robert worked tirelessly day and night keeping the grounds, beach and pool pristine and anticipating our every need and still had time to set the table at meal times and make bonfires on the beach at night. This villa is so much more than a just a house on a beach. We were given the gift of a lifetime by the lovely owners and dedicated, warm hearted staff: Memories with family, awesome excursions, relaxation and wonderful people we will always love and cherish. If you choose to visit sleepy shallows, you will not be disappointed, and please give the staff a big hug from me.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, it was a pleasure having your family at Sleepy Shallows and we hope that you will be back in the not too distant future. It was such a surprise that Carley works in the same industry as us and we were so pleased that we could show them around the farm and our precious horses. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff, they work very hard to make each guests time at Sleepy Shallows as relaxing, comfortable and hassle free as possible and it will be nice to let them know how appreciated they are. Looking forward to your next visit.
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5

Best stay ever.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at sleepy shallows was absolutely 100% amazing! Could not recommend a place any more. The hosts were the friendliest people. No problems with anything at all. The house is beautiful and the beach is fantastic. Everything here deserves 10 stars! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Sleepy Shallows and we loved having you and your group as our guests. We hope that you will make it back to our little slice of paradise in the not too distant future, always welcome.
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Pretty much as advertised

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a week at Sleepy Shallows. The pics and description are spot on. It's a beautiful property and the staff is outstanding. Robert is the man! The only caution I'd offer is the road noise is noticeable. One of the days we were there the rafting company next door was in full swing and had the jam box going. So if you are looking for complete peace and quite, this may not be the place. We were able to tune it out. But if you want a beautiful authentic Jamaican experience, Sleepy Shallows is a solid bet.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

**PAYMENTS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED THRU HOMEAWAY**
All rates are in US dollars and subject to change without notice.
CAN BE RENTED AS A (3) BEDROOM (see rates below)
- 3 Bedroom Summer - US$685.71/night
- 3 Bedroom Winter - US$842.85/night
- All rates quoted are for a maximum occupancy of 10 people - Additional person occupancy US$30.00 per person per night (maximum 2 extra persons).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.