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Beautiful Ocean Front Villa w/Private Pool&Beach Cove-3&4room rate option

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully staffed, 5 bedroom, 6,600 sq ft dream house, with spectacular ocean views

** In Summer of 2018 we upgraded and added a 5th bedroom, with Gym.

**Housekeeper and a Cook included

** Little private beach naturally protected by a cove. Incredible mineral water inlet bay to swim in and cliff jump (if feeling adventurous :-)

**Ask about our 3, 4 & 5 bedroom rates

**As seen on ABC's 'The Bachelor' Season 20, Season Finale, Featured as the house The Bachelor's Parents and Ben and Lauren vacationed in!

Our five bedroom Ocean front villa, with an infinity edge pool just off our large covered verandah surrounded in a tropical garden and conveniently located between the resort towns of Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay on Jamaica's North Coast. This beautiful home is privately tucked away at Chukka Cove Polo Club and hub of Chukka Caribbean Adventure tours. ‘Brown Shuggah’ provides a unique access to a truly Jamaican experience. This dream home was built with love and attention to details and finishes. Designed with three indoor courtyards to bring nature in, it is a very open, warm and inviting home. Over 6,600 Sq Ft, we think the design blends Farm House, Great House, and Caribbean villa all in one. It is nestled on a horse farm and hidden amidst pastures, fruit trees, and lush foliage on the edge of dramatic ocean front cliffs in a rural setting.

Completely opposite to the large all-inclusive resorts, it sits in a large lawn area shared with 6 other privately owned villas. Here in the country, you may wake up to the sound of roosters, can listen to the crickets and frogs songs at night or go for a morning and evening walk around the polo field and watch the horses returning home or going to pasture. The family dogs Madonna and Mr. Bojangles also live on property and do their part to protect the house at night but will respect your space.

Immerse yourself in the real Jamaica and soak your cares away in the turquoise waters of the cove or in the private pool off the verandah. A safe place to vacation without being locked in a compound!

Your private paradise has a master and ensuite, sitting room, bathroom and outdoor shower. The master suite includes a living/sitting area with comfy couches and coffee table, and doors that open out to an incredible ocean view, the perfect place to wake up or unwind after the day. The second and third bedrooms both have ensuite bathrooms. The guest room (bedroom 5) also has Anne suite bathroom and doors which open up to an incredible view and deck beside the pool.

This home boasts two more living rooms, one inside between two open courtyards (orchid-west and tropical –east), large glass folding doors open onto an expansive furnished covered verandah. A powder room and dining room. TV room and an exercise-elliptical and free weights room overlooking the front garden. The kitchen opens right into breakfast nook and both enjoy views of the front gardens and the indoor orchid courtyard. There is also an outdoor seating and dining area under the almond tree - where you can relax and enjoy the cool breeze or star gaze.

The cliffs at Chukka Cove are dramatic and extensive, great for exploring or simply listening to the sound of the waves crashing ashore. On calm days, a ladder takes you into the cool clear waters.

On property is a small sandy cove, safe and perfect for young children to swim and play. On days when the sea swells are up and you seek calmer waters, a two minute walk along the edge of the polo field takes you to the spectacular Chukka Bay, a sheltered bay where the waters are always calm and cliff jumping, swimming and snorkeling are the order of the day.

What`s included?

• Friendly and attentive staff. Sophia keeps the villa spotless and Grace, your cook will prepare your delicious meals includuing authentic Jamaican dishes. Your groceries can be ordered, delivered and paid at the house, so you can sit back and relax and enjoy your vacation. George, the gardener, takes care of the dogs and helps keep the landscaping beautiful.

• Netflix - where we are located, there is NO cable TV, but we have WiFi

• Airport transfers can be arranged with professional and friendly experienced drivers, as well as trips into town for shopping, or you can rent a car online or at the airport. On site at the farm are gift shops, snack bar and bar.

• A 25% discount on all Chukka Tours. The largest tour operator in Jamaica, award winning Chukka offers multiple locations and tours for your enjoyment. Brown Shuggah is located at the original tour location Chukka Polo farm you will see over 100 horses head to the stables each morning for the famous horseback ride n swim tour.

Tours depart just a short walk from the Villa.

Check out to see all the tours and choose your adventure.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Our rates vary depending on the number of bedrooms occupied. You will be renting the entire house (in other words it will not be shared with another family) however, if you will only be using one, two, three or four bedrooms - we will adjust the rate accordingly.

Please note that we can edit our rates on the website according to the number of bedrooms used, HomeAway only lists the five bedroom rate. Below are our other rates available:


3 bedrooms - $4500 weekly

4 bedrooms - $4900 weekly

5 bedrooms - $6125 weekly


3 bedrooms - $5500 weekly

4 bedrooms - $5900 weekly

5 bedrooms - $7400 weekly

The rate for the week of Christmas (December 22-28) is $9500 per week and the week of New Years (December 28 - January 03) is $9900 per week.

More Details

Property Manager
Anna & Daniel Melville
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Anna & Daniel Melville

Anna & I met and got married in 2007 at Chukka Cove.

I grew up at Chukka and I’ve always known there is nowhere else that I’d rather live and raise my family, thankfully Anna agreed ☺. Our love for the life in the tropics, sun, sea, sand, gardens, open pastures, horses, dogs and sports such as polo and adventure tours extend to our 3 girls.

We invite you to share our home and experience our real Jamaica.

Why Anna & Daniel Melville chose Saint Ann's Bay

Dad built the other villas in 1985 as a family weekend getaway and as children, my brothers and I would spend our holidays working on the farm, riding, swimming & grooming horses. Our dream is to have our children experience a similar childhood.

We invite you to share our home and experience our real Jamaica.

What makes this house unique

Amazing sunsets and awe-inspiring views of the ever-changing Caribbean Sea and beautiful Mountain views to the South. Outdoor dining and leisure areas with rustic finishes give a casual and heartfelt feeling to our grand open concept home. Our home is fully staffed, sit back and enjoy the simple pleasure. Its just steps away from a hub of adventures and activities at Chukka Caribbean Adventures.


Saint Ann's Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • You may be asked for ID verification upon booking
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , bidet , outdoor shower , Double shower inside bathroom as well as an outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • There's an rustic styled outdoor shower off the Master Bathroom which has a wonderful view of the Ocean
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Master suite includes living/sitting area with comfy couches
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This room can either be one King or two Twins
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This room can either be one King or two Twins - ocean view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , folding doors open out onto private verandah - Ocean Front
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • The TV room has a full size bed that can sleep 1 child. The house sleeps a max of 13 or persons; 12 adults/1 child
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
A personal driver can be arranged at an additional cost.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Charmed again by this slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second stay at Brown Shuggah. The house and property are every bit as beautiful and spacious as others have described, and the staff make your stay extremely easy and comfortable. Grace prepares delicious meals (some of our favorites are her chicken with BBQ sauce, snapper with coconut sauce, lemon meringue pie, and carrot cake). While I'm sure the place dazzles for the kid-free set, it's also a wonderful refuge for families to relax and enjoy time with little ones - everything you need is right at hand. Besides the big-ticket, kid-friendly amenities (fenced-in front and back yards, pool with safety fence if you want one, lovely beach cove sheltered from the waves) other things that brought joy to our little guys included the toys, playset, pet turtle, friendly dogs (tied up - so no worries if you'd prefer a dog-free stay), and the "wildlife" (crickets, lizards, evening serenades by the frog chorus). It's an easy drive from the airport and feels very safe. We never tired of the gorgeous views, the lovely vibe and decor of the house (the master bedroom is stunning!), the many outdoor spots to explore/relax, and the friendly staff. Many thanks to Anna and Daniel for sharing their beautiful villa, providing great tips, and being so responsive to our many questions. And many thanks to Grace, Sofia, Evadney, and Uroy for taking such good care of us. It was a treat to come back and see how our boys experience this paradise one year older. We are grateful for the good times and good memories and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. It was really great to see you all when you first arrived and wonderful to watch your eldest son recall his favorite spots from last year. Thank You so much for taking the time to share your experience at our home. Hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Daniel and Anna
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A lovely home with the most wonderful staff

  • 5 of 5

This villa is lovely, but what truly made the stay wonderful was the staff that live at the house. It was very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I really don't even know where to begin with writing this! Everything about our vacation at Brown Shuggah was perfect! The house was incredible, the views were amazing, the staff was beyond amazing! We took the trip for my birthday, there were 8 adults and we were all very comfortable in the home. There was more than enough space, although we did not sit any where other than the veranda the entire trip! The openness of the house was ideal for a tropical vacation. The pool was perfect and the cliff jumping was so fun. We spent three of our four days at the house, it was like being at our own private resort.

The staff was so accommodating and amazing. Ms. Grace, the cook, was a dream come true. We had two vegetarians on the trip and she was very accommodating. We gave her some direction with what we wanted but also wanted a taste of true Jamaican food. We were not disappointed with a single meal. Aside from her amazing cooking her warm personality added to the trip, we all considered everyone on the staff a friend by the end of the trip. Safety wasn't a concern at all, we felt very comfortable on the property. It was perfect in every way!

I am not sure we could ever stay anywhere else when visiting Jamaica! You will not be disappointed with this home!!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the incredible review. I know the staff thoroughly enjoyed having you all - Grace was telling me the stories of how much fun she had with you. Looking forward to hosting you again soon :-)
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Terrific place and wonderful hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed for 6 nights. The house is so beautiful, and the staff was very nice and helpful. Grace cooked all of our meals, and they were delicious. Sophia took good care of the house. We used Clarence for our transportation and I highly recommend doing the same.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review!
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Truly Exceptional Villa

  • 5 of 5

Believe us, you can trust all these 5 star reviews. We are seasoned world travelers. Brown Shuggah is a superb expression of Jamaican hospitality at its very best. Not only is the house itself an incredibly stunning work of art, and extremely comfortable, and of course the location inn St. Anns Bay is awesome, but the staff is really exceptional--warm, friendly, never intrusive, always ready to laugh, efficient, and open hearted. Its a very rare thing to find such a combination of beauty, comfort, spaciousness, cleanliness, and first class amenities in one place. We love to cook, but do yourself a favor and have Grace cook all your meals. She understands the nuance of flavor, and has a natural instinct for just the right doneness. We are definately returning to this wonderful slice of paradise right here on earth.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking your time to share your experience. We are so happy that you enjoyed Brown Shuggah and we look forward to hosting you again soon :-)
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perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful big house artistically decorated facing the ocean.. We had a family reunion and spent there 10 days. It was the best place to decompress and forget about the hecticness of the big cities. We had 4 staff present at all times and they were very nice: Grace, Evadney, Sophie and Uroy. Grace will cook delicious food if you so request, there is also a catering service in the neighborhood . There is a very nice cove at 5 minutes walk and there are gorgeous beaches in the area but you need a car to get there. It was a very peaceful and pleasant place and we would gladly return.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Sangster International Airport, Monteo Bay
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chukka Cove Polo Club
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Runnaway Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Northcoast High Way
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Scotchies, Shakries, Anglers
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Runaway Bay
Car: not necessary

'Brown Shuggah' sits on the cliffs that were used in the filming of the 1973 film “Papillion” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, and in 1985 Walt Disney’s miniseries “Return to Treasure Island” was also filmed at Chukka Cove.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Our rates vary depending on the number of bedrooms occupied. You will be renting the entire house (in other words it will not be shared with another family) however, we will adjust the rate according to the number of bedrooms occupied.

Cancellation: If you wish to cancel or change your reservation, the first change is free; all subsequent changes will incur a US$50 charge per change. Deposit will be refunded as follows:
Over 90 days prior to arrival, 100% refund
61-90 days prior to arrival, forfeit 25% of deposit
31-60 days prior to arrival, forfeit 50% of deposit
30 days or less days prior to arrival, forfeit 100% of deposit

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.