|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located on what is considered the best swimming beach on Jamaica's South Coast, Blue Marlin Beach House, exhibits that rare combination of seaside bliss, and historical interest all within a expansive landscaped dry tropical garden. So ideally situated within the bay, this property was once a Taino settlement (be sure to view the collection of artefacts found right on property).
The beach house is uniquely decorated with a mix of authentic antique pieces, original artwork and contemporary beachside furnishings. A welcoming staff includes a cook, housekeeper and gardener.
All 4 bedrooms are air conditioned with ceiling fans. The master bedroom includes a small child's alcove with bed and crib.
iPod docking station
Thatched covered Summer House with Hammocks and sun deck.
Outdoor dining Pergola
Complimentary Playpen and high chair
Beach football (soccer)
Variety of beach games and kids beach toys
Cards, board games, dominoes etc.
The Blue Marlin Beach House was originally built as the weekend home and healthy retreat for the Tatham family.
Tatham Family purchased this house in 1968
The dry climate and healthy sea air was the answer to William's childhood asthma. Living in the damp, cool hills of Mandeville, William would suffer regular attacks so in an effort to find a healthier environment for their youngest child, Ted and Joan Tatham combed Jamaica's north and south coasts. When they happened upon the small, remote fishing village of Great Bay, they knew their prayers were answered. And so started the the weekly trek to Great Bay. Joan and Ted would collect the children from school on a Friday afternoon - car already packed with animals and food for the one hour trek to the coast - hopefully getting in before dark, with time to light the kerosene fridge and lamps.
At weekends the children became explorers: hunting for shells, crabbing, searching for Taino artefacts, exploring nearby caves and dunes. When not exploring, sports were the focus: swimming, hiking, and playing softball and football (soccer) with the local kids. Nighttimes were spent around the table for memorable family meals, impromptu games of Blind Man's Buff, bonfires and duppy (ghost) stories on the beach. When Monday morning rolled around, everything was packed up, then back to school and work in Mandeville. Needless to say, the asthma was kept at bay, and William (and the rest of the Tatham kids) grew up to be very healthy athletic adults.
In fact, Melinda, the second Tatham child went on become the Caribbean' s # 1 Junior Tennis Champion and represented Jamaica in the Federation Cup and competed at both Wimbledon and the French Open.
Carrying on tradition, Melinda's children now represent Jamaica in the international Squash arena, including the highest level of squash - the Commonwealth Games.
Largest sheltered beach on Jamaica's southwest coast
Considered the safest swimming in Treasure Beach
Outstanding sea views
Great coastal walks
Expansive dry tropical garden
YS Falls - A visit to the famous Y.S. Falls and a cool fresh water dip beside the cascades is an experience never to be forgotten.
Captain Dennis Boat Tours - offers affordable holiday excursions in his boat around Treasure Beach and its sorroundings, a breathtaking experience.
Little Ochie - One of Jamaica’s favourite eating haunts.
Appleton Estate Rum Tour - Visit the legendary Appleton Estate Rum distillery and discover how the world famous rum has been produces and blended over the centuries
|GART $1.00 Per room per||$28|
90 Days prior to arrival - Deposit less USD $ 100.00
60 to 90 Days prior to arrival - Deposit less 50% (25% of Booking)
30 to 60 Days prior to arrival - Full payment less 50%
Less than 30 days prior to arrival - No refund
This policy may be amended if we are able to rebook the days
All cancellations must be in writing
PAYMENT: 50% is required to confirm reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Gratuities for the staff in return for good service is left to the discretion of the guest. A good rule-of-thumb is 10-15% of the cost of lodging.