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1st Class Villa best location JA 2BR May giveaway $79/nt Sleeps 7 personal Cook

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa

Overview

About the property

Most Complete Site About Jamaica Anywhere, Info That Can Save You Hundred Of $$

Description

Contact me for special rates and availabilty for 2017.

Elegantly furnished and spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath Villas sleeping up to 7 adults 2 level, each level has private Gazebo and balcony, next to A beautiful swimming pool and fantastic view of sea. Ideal for singles, couples and families.

Our villas are considered the best in the best developments in Jamaica.

May -Giveaway is only $79 plus tax for 2 adults and $20/added adult.

We know once you stay you will come back and tell other.

Do not book online and we will pass the savings to you.

(There is a new fee that VRBO now charges all guest that we feel is totally unfair)

My wife and I live in Jamaica, We love Jamaica and love to share inside secrets that will save you hundreds of dollars while allowing you to see and do things that most tourist never hear about.

We are blessed to personally own without loan some of its most beautiful villas in Jamaica. We take pride in blessing you with exceptional personal service. Your personal cook/housekeeper will prepare and cook your meals and you only pay for groceries.

Our personal insights and contacts will insures that you enjoy the very best of “sweet sweet Jamaica” at the lowest possible cost. This site is the most complete site of personal tips about Jamaica on the web.

The secret to a really great vacation is “what you know when you go”.

We Offer:

• Free personal Cook/housekeeper that caters only to you.

• Free use of our Private Beach Club in Runaway Bay

• Free use of our pass for Ocho Rios Bay beach.

• Free Wi-Fi in villa .

• Free use of local cell phone. (security deposit required)

• Free phone in your villa with free local lime phone calls,

• Free 2 Hrs. of calls to the US or Canada

• Free 1st Dinner on 1 week stays if you book within 24 hrs of 1st contact.

• Free gift of knowledge

It has been said that if you think education is expensive try ignorance. Our average guest saves by using our tips. See benefits at bottom of page.

• We also offer Discount Off Dolphin Cove

• Discount off on Jewel Water Park the newest in Jamaica for Adults and for Kids includes full use of this amazing park and all you can eat and drink including the fancy frozen alcohol drinks. This water park is awesome and this is one of the best deals in Jamaica if you love water, food and drinks.

Location Location Location!!

A five-minute walk to the bottom of hill and you are in Island Village. This is one of the newest and hottest places in Jamaica. Inside it houses an amphitheater, lots of great restaurants and shops, and the newest and best Margaritaville (a joint venture of legends Jimmy Buffet and Chris Blackwell). This beach is fantastic and features a large free waterslide.

Less than 10 minute walk to center of town.

5 minute drive to 5 major attractions.

• Dunn's River falls,

• Fern Gully,

• Dolphin Cove,

• Mystic Mountain,

• Shaw Park,

• Jamaican Bob sledge ride

• Turtle River Park

There are also many other major attractions nearby.

The beach is at the bottom of the hill has diving, jet ski, parasailing, helicopter tours, fishing and every manner of water sports. Lots of nightlife with free shows at little pub and it is a short walk to Ocean 11 “the hottest club in town”.

About our villas

We own villas at Fisherman’s Point directly on the beach and Columbus Heights on the hill directly above the beach.

We offer the very best location for doing things in Jamaica.

Our Villas are consider the best villas in the 2 best developments in Jamaica,

Depending upon what you are looking for one of these 2 villas may be perfect for you. We also have many friends who own villas and we will refer you to them if we cannot meet your need.

The Columbus Heights villa is located in one of the newest phases of Columbus Heights and is directly next to the pool.

It is the largest floor plan in the development with 2 bedrooms on two levels each with its own private balcony and gazebo. In addition to two large bedrooms there is a sleeper sofa in the family room and a single bed in an alcove area. It sleeps 7 adults easily. There are only 2 villas like this in the entire complex. Villas are fully equipped with everything from fine dinnerware to cable TV.

Our area of Columbus Heights is free of the music from the night club that you hear at villas at the very bottom of the hill sometimes till the wee hours of the morning.

Columbus Heights is known for being the best of both worlds. Our villa is very private with high security and yet a short walk to all the action and activity of Ocho Rios.

Most owners in our phase are wealthy Europeans or Canadians who seldom rent to tourists and spend only a month or two a year in their villas. You are generally the only guest at the huge pool.

Swimming Pool: The swimming pool is right outside your door. The complex has a total of six swimming pools for your enjoyment.

Tennis Courts: A large tennis court is less than five minutes walk.

My wife is in love with Tennis. You can hire excellent Tennis pros next door for a very small amount of money.

An honest note of caution about privately own villas:

All villas in a development are not equal all villa are individually owned and managed.

Some owner take poor interest and invest little into their villas. Be very careful about villas that are managed by the office and the ones in the older phases near the bottom of the hill. There you have a lot of nightclub music until the late am. If you are a party person or in phase 4/5 or 6 this is not a problem

Three White Sand Beach Options

(1) There is a beach at Island Village Shopping Centre in front of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. Only patrons of Margarita Villa get to use this beach. Just buy any kind of water or drink before you swim. Beach chair are available, a large float and all kinds of neat things.

(2) Ocho Rios Bay beach has a two mile white sand paid beach. There is also a marina and boat launch here. You can access water sports such as jet skies, glass bottom boat rides and scuba diving from this beach. We allow you to use our pass for fishermans point to use this beach.

(3) Runaway Bay Beach Club

This is our private beach club about 20 minutes from Ocho Rios. This is an awesome beach. It is next to Jamaica newest water park at “Jewels”..

Here is a great deal that you do not want to miss. The beach and water here are fantastic You can walk a few feet into the water to a reef with hundreds of beautiful fish.

adults (Fee) and kids (fee) you can get a day pass for entrance to the park and unlimited food and drinks including the fancy frozen ones with alcohol if you like. The park is first class all the way and this is one of the best deals in Jamaica if you love water.

Swimming Pool: The swimming pool is right outside your door. The complex has a total of six swimming pools for your enjoyment.

Tennis Courts: A large tennis court is less than five minutes walk.

My wife is in love with Tennis. You can hire excellent Tennis pros next door for a very small amount of money.

An honest note of caution about privately own villas:

All villas in a development are not equal all villa are individually owned and managed.

Some owner take poor interest and invest little into their villas. Be very careful about villas that are managed by the office and the ones in the older phases near the bottom of the hill. There you have a lot of nightclub music until the late am. If you are a party person or in phase 4/5 or 6 this is not a problem

More Details

Owner
freddie mcclurkin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2016

About freddie mcclurkin

I am a retired Fed Ex Pilot from the US and my wife Regna a former Flight Attendant from Mandeville Jamaica. We travel to 60 countries in 3 years to discover that there are few places on earth as sweet as “sweet sweet Jamaica’”.

We have shared our villas in Jamaica for about 24 years. At first we limited our guest to airline employees only rated #1 Airline employee vacation year after year by the ASU travel guide.

Since opening our service to the public we have maintained distinctions and a Gold Star rating by “Trip advisor”.

We are committed to offering you the very best of the real Jamaica at the guarantee lowest comparable rates.

We share our intimate knowledge of Jamaica with you as we would with a close friend or family because this is how a guest should be treated.

Profits from our villa. 'Blessed to be a Blessing'

We love Jamaica and are committed help transform this beautiful nation.

We direct a youth foundation 'BOSS Jamaica' training thousands of kid from 4 to 24 year of age in schools. churches and Children Homes.

Our passion is for the transformation of Jamaica, in the past 5 years to glory of our lord we have trained over 8000 individuals with our Christ centered empowerment program with no cost to them or funding.

Many of our students have gone from C to A , hopelessness to medical school.

It is our goal to make our program available to every child in Jamaica. Most of the profit from our villa support our Youth foundation and our 'free Royal Wedding Ministry' which offers free weddings to couples in Jamaica who are living together and would like to honor God in Marriage.

freddie mcclurkin purchased this villa in 1992

Why freddie mcclurkin chose Jamaica North Coast

We live in Jamaica and each villa has a copy of our personally published 'Jamaican Bible' which provides inside details on where to go and what to do, sharing some of Jamaica's best kept secrets.

When visiting a new place it is great to know someone who knows someone.

We know Jamaica and treat you like family.

Benefits/ Free Gift of Knowledge

Money Things

Most places take US dollars but you can save by using Jamaican dollars. For some people it may be easier to just use US that way you know how much you are spending. Most Jamaican would rather take US but it may not be to your advantage.

Do not exchange money at the airport, they claim no commission but give you one of the lowest exchange rate.

If you bank with Bank of America or a bank with cirrus or pulse Atm system you can avoid all atm fees and foreign exchange fees.

You can get your money from Scotia Bank without any cost.

You should withdraw your money in US and then Go To Gem Palace next to the craft market. You then go to a little office in the back of the store to get a special rate slip. You then go to the exchange window in the front to exchange your money. You can generally get at least 2 or 3 more Jamaican dollars per US dollar you exchange. You may get 10 more dollars/US than some stores

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Transportation

We recommend one of 3 ways From the airport.

1 Tropical Tours

This is a large tour bus that will carry a number of passengers to different hotels along the way. You may have to wait on other passengers before leaving the airport and it may stop at a rest stop along the way whether you want to or not.

Overall this is not a bad option for 1 or 2 passengers but for 3 or more the private pickup is the way to go.

2 Knutsford Express

This is like Mega Bus in the US. It is a great service and but it leaves from downtown Montego Bay which is a long ways away.

3 Private Pick up

This is what we recommend.

What makes this villa unique

Earl is the driver and he picks you up at the airport and leave right away with a stop by Scotchies Jerk Center on the way to Ocho Rios, ( I highly recommend stopping here as a great way to start a great vacation.)

He brings you directly to the villa and is available to carry you grocery shopping. Earl will become your new best friend in Jamaica. He is an awesome guy who has taken care of our guest for about 20 years and with few exception everyone falls in love with him.

Rental Car.

Rental car rates here are generally much higher than the US.

Also gasoline prices here are much higher so you may not save as much as you think by renting a car.

This a good option if you love freedom to just go places.

One of the cheapest car rentals is Fox rental in Montego Bay. They pickup at the airport and do a great Job.

also sometimes offer great rates.

Driving

The biggest consideration is we do not drive on the right side of the road but as the English say the “proper side” or left side of the road.

This can be very confusing for someone from the US.

Most American think that Jamaican drive crazy because they drive fast and pass sometimes even when meeting an oncoming car.

The main thing to keep in mind is that Jamaican drive the same way we would walk down a hallway in the US. They move or slow down to allow the other person in.

Local taxi.

This is by far the cheapest transportation in Jamaica. Look for the red PP license Plate.

Many of these taxis are call route taxis and they drive along a route allowing passenger to Share a ride. There are also mini buses that do the same thing. Some of the mini buses drive very fast and with cars it is easy to ask the driver to slow down if you are uncomfortable. Most of them drive very safe and I have never personally had a driver that I felt was not safe. This can be a good way to meet people and get a feel for how they live, It can also be a lot of fun. While saving a lot of money.

Amenities

Ocho Rios Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Free Wifi
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , very large
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , very large
  • Very large Master Bath room with large separate powder room area. 2nd bath is full bath shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Sleeps 7 adults easily
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large bedroom
    Living room Qeen sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Daybed in alcove area - 1 twin/ single , Daybed in alcove area
  • Master Bedroom with king size bed on separate level. Large powder room and separate Bath/shower. 2nd Bedroom has queen size Alcove area has (2) twin beds Living room queen sofa bed
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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1st Class Villa best location JA 2BR May giveaway $79/nt Sleeps 7 personal Cook
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Lovely spacious villa

  • 4 of 5

My mum and auntie and two cousins stayed in this villa for four weeks in total. They had a wonderful holiday and were particularly impressed with the size of the villa, it easily accommodated them with space for more people. The apartment was clean with a housekeeper on hand to meet all domestic and cooking needs. It was ideally situated for the beach (you need to pay for this) and local bars and restaurants in Ocho Rios (the locals say Ochi!). The villa was in need of some cosmetic work which the owner assures me he is in the process of doing. It is at the top of a steep hill which can be hard going but there are sea views from the villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

A Lovely Clean and Cosy Property with a Beautiful View, Fred is One of the Most Friendliest Brothers I have ever Met. So Welcoming and Hospitable, took Great Care of Us from Our Arrival all The way to our Departure. Would Highly Recommend. Thank you Fred

Patrick and Nicole and The Kidz

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
2 courses
Car: not necessary

We are in what is considered one of the best locations in Jamaica.

We are a max of 10 minutes drive to the 5 major attractions in Jamaica.

You can actually walk to these if you enjoy walking.

Dunns River Falls

Dolphin Cove

Jamaican Bob Sledge

Island Village

Fern Gully

Turtle River park.

Full water sports nightlife and duty free shopping are all close by.

Two of the best Beaches in Ocho Rios are at bottom of the hill and we also allow you to use our private beach Club in Runaway Bay.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

We offer a special $89/night rate for Last Minute Bookings within 7 days of arrival.
Fr $89/nt plus a $200 free gift

Free use of local cell phone. ($25 security deposit required)
We also offer 20% OFF DOLPHIN COVE
• 25% off on Jewel Water Park the newest in Jamaica only $50 for Adults and $25 for Kids includes full use of this amazing park and all you can eat and drink including the fancy frozen alcohol drinks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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