|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Sea Grape is a beautiful 2-bedroom cottage overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean in Negril, Jamaica. It is located on a private 1-acre property with lush tropical gardens and only two other units, creating Sea Grape’s privacy and making it a true hidden gem on Negril’s West End.
Sea Grape was originally built in the 1970’s when Negril was only a small fishing village. Bob Marley stayed here in 1976. Since then, Sea Grape has been lovingly maintained, keeping its quintessential island charm while adding modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, cable television, and an i-Pod ready stereo system. Most recently, Sea Grape underwent a renovation that added a stylish new master suite.
The layout of the cottage consists of a large open-plan living area and kitchen with a king-sized bed for lounging and/or sleeping. The newly renovated master suite boasts island chic decor and an en-suite bath with stone outdoor shower. There is a smaller second bedroom with double bed and another full bath.
Sea Grape is ideally located footsteps from the Caribbean Sea. Guests walk down a short path to a sunning platform where a ladder leads you in and out of deep turquoise water. These beautiful clear waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. There is another stone outdoor shower by the sea area for rinsing off.
With regard to service, Sea Grape Villa offers daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, and morning coffee and toast served on your private veranda. Guests also have the option of having additional meals prepared and served by our wonderful on-site cook, Juicy. These delicious meals are served to you on your veranda overlooking the sea. Our loyal staff members will do their best to make your vacation as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Life is easy at Sea Grape—you never need to leave your secluded island paradise. Swim and snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters and soak up the sun on your private piece of the Caribbean by day. After a spectacular sunset, dine on one of our on-site chef's delicious Jamaican specialties. Or you can prepare your own meals in Sea Grape’s fully-equipped kitchen. Enjoy the slow pace of island life!
The town of Negril is located on the Western tip of Jamaica, approximately one hour from the Montego Bay Airport. In addition to its spectacular scenery, Negril offers an array of dining options, activities, and nightlife within walking distance of Sea Grape Villa, or within a short taxi ride.
Sea Grape is an ideal island retreat for honeymooners, couples, small groups, or families with children. In addition to Sea Grape Villa, the property contains two other villas, each boasting similar amenities and privacy. Wild Grape (2 bed/2 bath, VRBO # 385780) is larger stylish seafront villa with separate sea access from the other two villas, while Big Grape (3 bed/1 ½ bath, VRBO # 397896) is a spacious house set in the gardens which shares sea access with Sea Grape Villa. More photos and information on all three villas are available on our website and Facebook page.
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My wife, teenage stepdaughter and I had an outstanding time and about a relaxing experience as could happen. Juicy, Bentley & Christine were wonderful hosts and took care of our needs, and the outdoor show with the master bedroom was a daily joy 😄 We can't wait to go back!
When a friend of mine invited me to stay with her for a week last year at the Sea Grape Villa, I knew this would be the perfect place to bring my husband for a vacation. And indeed, not only did my husband and I have a lovely week this month, we already booked the same week for next year! We love the natural beauty of the property along with its privacy. The views of the Caribbean from our villa, patio and cliff's edge are stunning. It is a swimmer's paradise (my husband swam 3 times a day) and the outdoor showers are wonderful. I know there are good restaurants in the area, but we did not feel the urge to have dinner anywhere other than the villa as Juicy is a terrific cook and the view of the sunset over the water can not be beat. Bentley keeps the grounds looking beautiful and Christine freshens up the comfortable rooms nicely, along with the vases of gorgeous bougainvillea and other local flowers. Marc arranged our airport transportation with Donovan who is a very reliable driver. I enjoyed a few visits to Ras Rody across the way for lunch and a chat with the cooks. We also bought supplies from two nearby markets and a local fruit stand and especially savored the tomatoes and pineapple. Activities could have been arranged easily, but for us, a week at Sea Grape is best spent soaking up what is right there. I look forward to our return!
I just love Sea Grape Villas! We are partial to Sea Grape Cottage we have stayed there three times now. We have stayed at the other two villas but always come back to this one. The master bedroom is very nice and the bed is comfortable! I LOVE the outdoor showers! Everyone I have come in contact with is so very accommodating. From the time you make the reservation with Marc to Donovan picking us up at the airport, from Juicy always cooking our first meal the day we get in, Bentley for taking care of our stuff that we leave down on the cliffs because it is going to rain and Christine making sure that the place is tidy everyday! No TV needed. We enjoy sitting outside playing games and just relaxing in the hammock or down on the cliffs. To say that we love this place is an understatement! I cannot wait to see Blackie and Lucky on our trip that is coming up April 2016! We have had friends join us over the years and like it so much that they have booked as soon as they get back. My husband and I are now staying for two weeks so the we can be with all of them who by the way have rented out the rest of the villas! Boats come by daily and although we use a certain one, we go to the beach or snorkeling. Always something to do. We hit up Erica's for a couple of meals, gotta have their Conch Soup or Stew. My husband has been going there to eat since 1983. Although Erica is gone her son and daughter in law have taken over and will treat you right! To sum it up, If you are looking for a very relaxing slow paced vacation spot, this is the place for you!
The snorkel area has nothing to look at. Two small fish in a half hour. The ladder back up is treacherous and requires a fair amount of strength to pull up. If you are young college students you are good. Not so much out of shape middle aged ladies with a low center of gravity.
Maids were lazy. The laundry basket is where you put clothes to be washed...twice in a week it was done and I left with damp clothes. You'd think wash clothes are automatic. No. You have to ask for them. Every day...and the maids aren't there all the time. Why should you need to ask?
It's in the info sent that you are expected to tip. My husband did, but grudgingly. They didn't even wipe the mirrors in a week's time. We are crazy neat...they weren't picking up after slobs and only have three cabins to look after. Bath at was filthy.
Note at the owner is too cheap to screen the living room. After a long day of events if you want to cook or watch the sunset or tv after your shower, these are your choices: hide in the screened bedroom, slather more stinky bug repellent ALL OVER YOUR BODY (yes, I put it on myself where not covered by clothes. I have over forty bug bites on my trunk.), or get bitten. And the sea grape cottage has a nasty old waterbed with foam and a dirty blanket, NOT the sofa shown on the other cottage picture!
Totally disappointing. If you are young college kids who don't know better, this is fine. But the lady I was talking to who stayed in the other cottage described it perfectly when she called it "rough." She and I agreed it would not be a place we'd recommend to friends.
This could be a great place with a little diligence. The kitchen is poorly stocked. The property is not well managed. Dogs barked and waked us up twice. The lady in the other cottage said she had to wear ear plugs to sleep.
If you are going to party, smoke weed, and don't care about much else, you will be satisfied. Otherwise, not so much.
I hesitate to write this review as I want to keep this gem to myself. We rented Big Grape and Sea Grape for our wedding with some friends/family and couldn't have had a better time. The owner, Marc, was responsive to every email I wrote him in advance while trying to plan. Juicy, Bentley, and Christine were always accommodating to our every need. Marc gave us great info on the surrounding area before our arrival which was a tremendous help. We left to a different area of the island for our last few days on the island for a quick honeymoon and the entire time we wished we were back at sea grape. It was a clean and upkept property with comfortable beds and everything we needed. It's nice to have the market across the street for unplanned needs. We never had a problem hailing a taxi- don't rent a car! Marc's recommended driver, Donnovan, was great! Use him for any long excursions you have planned or for your airport pickup/drop offs. We went to luminous lagoon/glistening waters- it was an incredible experience that we would highly recommend to anyone going to Jamaica! We've been home for 2 weeks and I still wish I was back at sea grape. Can't wait until we can return!
My wife and I recently returned from our second stay at Sea Grape in Negril this time with our daughter. It was truly an amazing experience and two weeks later our daughter continues to talk about her trip to Jamaica. We stayed in the Sea Grape villa that overlooks the cliffs and beautiful Caribbean. The view and atmosphere is so serene we can definitely understand why Bob Marley once stayed there. From our morning hunts for hermit crabs to our daily swims in the cove by the cliffs (where one morning dolphins passed by just 50 feet out past where we were swimming) to the amazing sunset dinners on the porch with Juicy's delicious meals you could not ask for a more incredible vacation.
The property staff of Juicy (chef), Christine (housekeeping) and Bentley (grounds keeper) were all kind and greatly appreciated. They give you the privacy to enjoy your trip but are there whenever you need them. The property itself is private and feels secluded even though you can easily walk to plenty of restaurants and bars like Rick's in the immediate vicinity if you choose to wander about. Additionally it is an easy cab ride down to the seven mile beach area if you want a change of scenery (you definitely don't need one though).
Sea Grape is amazing place that will continue to be part of our lives for years to come.
Rates include taxes, daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, and morning coffee and toast.
Rates are based on double occupancy; additional guests are $30 per person per night.
Christmas/New Year's: 7-night min & special rates apply.
Airport transfers and meals prepared by on-site cook available at additional cost.
We accept credit cards via PayPal, checks, and money orders.
To confirm a booking, a 25% deposit is required.
The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
We accept credit cards via PayPal, checks, and money orders (in US currency).