About the property
- House6600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay4 - 7 nights
5 bedroom, 6,600 sq ft dream house, built in 2010 with spectacular ocean views
** In Summer of 2018 will upgraded to 5 bedroom, with Gym.
** 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 2, 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 four 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.
Complete 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.
So 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.
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, laundry, dining room and covered garage. TV room and adjoining recreational (exercise-elliptical and free weights / kiddies play room). 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 outside 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.
• Friendly and attentive staff, Miss Evadney and 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. Also living in a studio cottage on property is Uroy, our gardener, gateman and Brown Shuggah’s “Gentle Giant” who will make your day with his genuine smile.
• 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 www.Chukka.com 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 cannot edit our rates on the website according to the number of bedrooms used, HomeAway only lists the one bedrooms rates, below are our rates:
SUMMER RATE: APRIL 16 - DECEMBER 14
2 bedrooms - $4100 weekly
3 bedrooms - $4500 weekly
4 bedrooms - $4900 weekly
WINTER RATES: DECEMBER 15 - APRIL 15
2 bedrooms - $5000 weekly
3 bedrooms - $5500 weekly
4 bedrooms - $5900 weekly
The rate for the week of Christmas (December 22-28) is $7500 per week and the week of New Years (December 28 - January 03) is $7900 per week.
Anna & Daniel Melville
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- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 19, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charmed again by this slice of paradise
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.
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.
Daniel and Anna
Truly Exceptional Villa
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.
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 :-)
perfect family retreat
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.
Relaxing in the Rain
If you are looking for a home away from your home this is it. But as beautiful and full of character as this entire property is, the staff will be what we will remember most when we think of Brown Shuggah. The mother and daughter duo, Miss Evadney and Sophia who take care of the home, go way above what is required to make your environment comfortable while keeping the home spotless each and every day. They do a turn down service in the evening which includes a tray with a pitcher of water and two glasses. (I don't know if this is a standard service, but I did tell them that we drink a lot of water.) It was obvious that they love children as well, as they took time out of their busy schedules to give attention to the needs of the little ones.
All I can say about Uroy the grounds keeper, is that he is a somewhat shy and gentle giant whose dedication is unmatched. He keeps the grounds immaculate and makes us feel safe knowing he is always nearby, as he lives on the property.
We were a party of 5 adults and two babies and they all managed to keep us happy despite the nonstop rain for almost our entire stay. Our only disappointment was not being able to enjoy the cove due to the inclement weather.
Miss Grace our chef, who never seemed to leave the kitchen, made it difficult for us to want to leave the villa in search of local restaurants. I cannot give you a favorite meal that she prepared, as when I begin to think of what was the best, then another supersedes it. All I can say about that is, when you arrive, give her an idea of what your likes and dislikes are then leave everything else up to her. Believe me, she will not disappoint. If you have a sweet tooth, she will delight in preparing delectable desserts from panna cotta (she refers to it as moose) to local desserts, if you prefer. If you opt to venture out for a meal, Sharkies is great for lunch or dinner and only a 10 minutes drive. Also, the owner's Daniel and Anna, have made an arrangement with a local supermarket, where Miss Grace can order your groceries when needed, have it delivered and the bill settled at the end of your stay.
Finally, if you are looking for a nice balance of relaxation, fun and a little adventure, the property fills those requirements. Also, Brown Shuggah is conveniently located to most of the attractions the island has to offer and Chukka Cove, the island's premiere tour company is just steps away and offers a discount to Brown Shuggah guests.
Excellent view, amenities, and best staff anyone could ever imagine.
Great place, very relaxing, safe, and beautiful. Highly recommend
Absolutely stunning! A true retreat!
Amazing trip! House is gorgeous. Breathtaking views! Fantastic staff. The owners are so nice and easy to work with! Loved our trip...perfect vacation spot! We will be back.
'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.