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Spacious Beachfront Villa with Lovely Garden and Seaside Pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

A Place To Unwind And Relax With Friends And Family And Let Nature Do Its Work.

This beautiful beach front - 5 bedroom, 5 bathrooms, 1 bedroom annex, large living room and dining room, 3 spacious patios upstairs and lots of open property to explore, is located in Runaway Bay, St. Ann.

Runaway Retreat is ideal for vacationers who want the option of privacy but who also wish to be in close proximity to the attractions. Fifteen minutes east of Runaway Bay is Ocho Rios, which boasts some of the best attractions and entertainment in Jamaica . Many of the most interesting places to see are all located within minutes of Runaway Bay.

The villa has it own filtered fresh water pool by the sea and it's own private white sand beach for active personal water sporting and other sporting activities. A championship golf course is located less than a mile away .

One of the pleasure of Runaway Retreat is the kind, friendly, courteous and experienced staff, who provides good source of information about local attractions, customs, culture and cuisine, which will help to make your stay an enjoyable and memorable visit .

Night security is available on request at an additional cost.

More Details

Merlyn Mullings
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Merlyn Mullings

This house was built by my husband

Why Merlyn Mullings chose Jamaica North Coast

Runaway Retreat is situated on 2 acres of manicured lawn with beautiful white sand beach. Sitting on the balcony, you can observe the beautiful sunset.

Runaway Retreat is located in one of Jamaica's most naturally beautiful place. It was named Runaway Bay because it was once an escape rout for runaway slaves. The first native settlers to the island were the Aarawak Indians.

Runaway Retreat is a place of relaxation yet you are not far away from the the best Jamaica has to offer in entertainment.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Close proximity to the best entertainment and attraction, this villa has 3 Large balconies which give you a sea view and also a view of the surrounding mountains.


Runaway Bay Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • 5 Bedrooms there is also a one bedroom annex
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Meals. Private Chef is available Breakfast Lunch Dinner Catering services also available


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Beachfront Villa with Lovely Garden and Seaside Pool
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

3rd Time to Jamaica, best time ever!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I just stayed at Runaway Retreat and couldn't wait to get back to write about it. This place is truly amazing if you are looking for a piece of the real Jamaica and not just the huge resorts, I stayed at large resports on my last 2 trips and will never do it again. The staff is truly wonderful, the garden/yard is beatiful, the beach is a crawl away and if you're not feeling like the beach the pool is still there for you. Great seafood restaurant/bar in walking distance. Very close to Ocho Rios. 3 different balconies to relax on and catch the scenary. I am already planning my next trip to Jamaica and will only stay here going forward.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 9

Home sweet home.

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great place! For those who are a little scared of doing a vrbo internationally, go for it! I had read the reviews and looked at the pictures prior to booking. There was one negative review that concerned me; however, that reviewer may have been looking for a luxury property, this is not advertised or priced as a luxury home. That being said, the property is very comfortable and clean. The staff is absolutely amazing!!! We had a group of 10 and odette cooked for us....great, merrick made sure all our needs were met and sheritta (sp?) Kept everything clean and tidy!!! Merlyn was great to work with, answered all our questions, and checked up to make sure we were having a good time! Love this property and I will go back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charles City, Iowa

Loved the area, would go back ...

  • 5 of 5

Our group was amazed as soon as our driver turned down the long driveway to the Villa. The grounds were beautiful and then there was this beautiful home ocean side. We were warmly greeted by owner Merlyn and some of her staff. Our hired chef Odette had a Jamaican meal ready for us upon arrival. She was very friendly and spoke of native foods and how she would prepare them. Every meal she prepared for us was excellent. Owner Merlyn took us through the grounds and talked about the fruit and nut trees. Merlyn was also very helpful in helping us book excursions. She also talked about island cultures. Merrick her grounds keeper joined us a few times poolside or on the covered patio over looking the ocean for some conversation and was so fun to talk to. Shericka the housekeeper greeted us daily with her warm smile and conversation. The security guard also was very friendly and stopped at times to talk a bit. I would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for one of the best vacations you could ever have. The property listing is very accurate. We came to Jamaica with friends but we left with a Jamaica family...

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent vacation!!! Would definitely go back!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful time at this villa. The owner Merlyn and her staff, Odette our chef, Merrick the grounds keeper and Shericka our house keeper were so friendly and helpful. The property listing was as described. The view was spectacular. There was not one disappointment. We came there as friends but we left with a Jamaican family..

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly a pleasure to host these four couple and a single friend my staff and I enjoy every minute they spend with us they came to have a wonderful vacation and they did They were not afraid to try out deferent kind of food we had fun introducing them to our native food We miss them and are happy for the relationship we form It's with pleasure that I would recommend them to other host Lots of love
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Oh, where do I begin-- Come with me as I take you through an adventurous thrill that was beyond anything I could have visioned; but, a higher power saw my great need and Answered: 'Odette'. Firstly, have you ever tried planning a funeral or any event while three thousand miles away from the venue? Well, with my sympathetic nervous system into high gear; I had such a task -- plan my beloved soul-mate "Going Home Rites and Burial". When I booked the 'Retreat' I had no idea the tremendous force my host, Merlyn, played when she dropped a hint about having the best cook in the world for an additional charge, 'Odette', her GoTO resource at Runaway Retreat". Well, was I in for a shock, not only is Odette the absolute best cook in the world; but, oh, she is so much more - a one-stop consultant/solution provider, planner, organizer, group leader with an abundant command of the needed business savvy to steer any project from inception to implementation. Odette singlehandedly took the rein in hand and didn't slow until she had constructed and laid out the blue-print of what had to be in place, making the arrangements as well as all of the details that went into making the events as highly organized and smoothly executed as they were. Just minutes after first speaking with her she put together and sent me a Budget for the events as well as an organized itinerary for all phases of the events along with delegations of the appropriate personnel to head each phase with duties, responsibilities and resources. Odette made what no doubt would have been an otherwise anxiety laden experience one of such elation and awe that though not stopping for sleep or rest for three days we all moved with pep and vigor swaying to the conscious lyrics that flowed from the musical department. To witness Ms. Odette in operation as she command the respect and support of the entire Runaway Retreat staff and all those who played a role; be it from the fishermen with whom she made arrangements to obtain the fishes, folks to buy a goat or two from as well as the hundred of pounds of chicken, down to obtaining the many pots needed along with rental of tents and tables, etc was in itself a most valuable lesson. Odette, thank you for taking my plans a couple step up the ladder in a flawless and perfect "So Long" to my Soul Mate. Finally, without Merlyn's Runaway Retreat adding the ideal setting where the various team members assembled to put it all together was icing -- Grandson had a divine time.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation ever

  • 4 of 5

We had the best vacation ever!!! We were right on the beach and also had a pool. The staff is awesome and always willing to help in any way they can. The owner, Merlyn went out of her way to be helpful. We've been going to Jamaica for the last 6 years, and never actually saw Jamaica like we did this year. Going back soon and so looking forward to it. The property was very clean and there was so much to do

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Sangster International Airport
Car: recommended

Runaway Retreat is located approximately 15 minutes outside of Ocho Rios - St. Ann (Jamaica), This beautiful beach house with well manicured lawn is ideal for:

• Group Retreats

• Family get-together

• Destination Weddings

• Conferences

• Reunions & More


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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