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Experience Real Jamaica. Quietly nestled in the hills above the West End, High Life Villa offers a private escape from life. The moment you enter the property through the lush Coconut grove and ascend the mountain through the towering palms flanking the driveway your senses will be flooded with the beauty of the Jamaican countryside. Upon arrival at High Life you will be greeted by the staff and given a tour of the 4 bedroom 4.5 bath Villa. The main house offers kitchen, dining, and living rooms, as well as the master wing and one guest suite each having private on suite baths. The connected guest house offers a bar area, sitting library with a collection of great works of literature, one guestroom, one separate bathroom, and one guest suite with on suite bath.
Situated on 30 private acres, this retreat is yours to enjoy and explore. The caretaker, Daniel, will guide you on the property to see the 15+ varieties of fruit trees, escort you though the community garden to view the produce growing from the fertile Jamaican soil and observe the farming techniques used by the resident farmer, and introduce you to Ginger and Daisy, the coveted Donkeys that graze this paradise. If the aesthetics of this landscape aren’t enough, this lush tropical oasis has fragrant blooms year-round.
Enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the Caribbean by the pool and unforgettable sunrises from the rooftop tanning deck. In the mornings enjoy a book in the thatched Cliffside Cabana as the country side of the West End comes alive; in the evenings unwind looking to the north to see the famous Negril Lighthouse, the western most point on the island. Spend the day relaxing by the 44,000 gallon swimming pool while listening to the tranquil sound of the cascading fountain, or enjoy a day trip to any of the nearby attractions. High Life is situated just minutes from great restaurants, bars & water activities that dot the West End. Whether you desire peace, quiet and relaxation, or an excursion into the town of Negril or another nearby attraction, High Life has it.
Enjoy your meals prepared onsite by private chef Shane Parkinson. Shane wonderfully showcases the bounty grown on property at each meal. Meals are traditional Jamaican fare served family style for you and your family/guests enjoyment. You will experience the national dish of Jamaica, Ackee and salt fish, the famed “breadfruit,” curried chicken, and jerk dishes that rival all others. Plan with Shane to receive Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee service each morning along with a platter of local fruits and toast, a Jamaican breakfast served typically mid-morning, refreshing afternoon fruit smoothies, as well as a traditional Jamaican meal each evening. Meals can be enjoyed in any of the four dining areas of your choosing, dining room, rooftop tanning deck, poolside, or in the Cliffside Cabana. Please let the chef know of dietary restrictions and any food dislikes.
A driver can be easily arranged for you by the staff. Travel to High Life is an easy drive from Montego Bay airport. We do have reliable van operators to get you from Montego Bay and can be arranged for airport pickup/drop-off as well as day excursions to Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum, YS Falls, Black River, or any other areas that may interest you.
Your stay at High Life will include:
Towels and linens
Security by Onsite Caretaker
Additional Services for fee (paid directly to provider):
Gratuities Not Included
High Life Villa not appropriate for those with disabilities or children due to steps and terrain – Each guest must be registered and paid prior to stay. High Life is a quiet zone & proudly boasts no television, phone or disturbance of any kind. It is simply ocean breeze and tranquility. Owners and Management are not responsible for any loss - $1000 refundable incidental deposit required and 50% of trip due at time of booking, balance due 14 days prior to travel. Payment in US Dollars by Certified Funds or Wire to Arvest Bank (the Wal-Mart bank).Some guests have elected to use Western Union. This is fine as well, you will need to select same day option for pick-up, and add a $25 service charge for this payment option. Exclusive use is not guaranteed without prior written agreed terms and monetary concessions as there is an additional cottage on premise. Parties staying fewer than 7 nights are charged a rate of $125/person/night and are due in full at booking. No exceptions. Incidental deposit promptly refunded the week of your return less any cost incurred outside of agreement or any accidental damage. Long term rental or purchase available, inquire.
We are professional people that enjoy life to the fullest and know how to have a classy good time.
Chris Rix purchased this villa in 1986
High Luxury with a direct connection to Mother Earth. It is a fairy tail setting in the tropics with all the gifts the tropics allow without any headaches of everyday life. We DO NOT have TV or PHONE. We DO have a full staff that will wait on your every need or disappear completely. There is nothing better than sipping your morning coffee out of Silver coffee service and watching the ocean with very distant sounds of the island waking for the day.
All Private to the Villa-
Dreamy Pool with Mermaids tiled in the bottom & a very polite fountain dripping at the deep end.
Prize Mango trees
Beautiful flowering tropical plantings
Non-resort TRUE Jamaican fare prepared for you and to your desired liking at the times you prefer.
When we arrived we couldn't believe how beautiful it was: we drove up the long driveway past coconut trees, baby goats, mango trees, avocado trees and Daisy the donkey. The gardens are perfect and the view out onto the sea from the terrace is so amazing and calming. We ate breakfast up there every morning and it felt so good to eat the fresh fruits that had just come off the trees. Shane, the in house chef, cooked the best food ever: delicious jerk chicken and jerk fish, curried goat, pork ribs... He bakes too: incredible banana bread and other cakes! He was also our go-to point for places to go and things to do and he showed us the best places. The bedroom are spacious and lovely, especially the master bedroom which has 6 French doors that look out onto different sides of the grounds. The swimming pool is crystal clear and we swam day and night. We felt very safe and relaxed. The beachcomber is very close and the sea is perfect. Wonderful snorkelling! We'll definitely be back soon!
I booked High Life Villa with a clear agenda of rest and rejuvenation. I vacationed alone as a middle-aged American woman. The property and surrounding acreage are splendid. By far the best part of this rental is the staff. Daniel is the caretaker and manages everything. He is on-sight and available, but not intrusive. Shane, the chef, is a remarkable and talented young man. He truly loves what he is doing as evidenced by the smile on his face. His food is wonderful. He is definitely the boss when it comes to the kitchen. Dez provided safe and fun transportation throughout my stay. This location is perfect--just close enough to West-end happenings, but secluded enough for complete isolation. I will definitely return as soon as possible. Chris made everything easy and was accommodating to short notice. Do not hesitate, you won't be disappointed.
What a gorgeous place. Everything about it was great. The pool was exactly what you need on a hot day. The entire place was very welcoming. The staff were so pleasant and accommodating. The view was extraordinary, and the sunsets were unbelievable. Chris was totally easy to arrange with. Shane could out cook any Master Chef out there. Be sure to ask for local favorites. Dez was the best driver EVER. He was so pleasant and loved his mother. Definitely a mommy's boy. The housekeeper sweet as can be. Our gardener/security was always there when we needed him for a chat. Nothing about the place could be complained about. Good work on staffing your home Chris. They are well worth the trip!!!
This is one of the most beautiful dwellings I have ever seen. The architecture is original and profound, and the openness of the space made me feel one with the surrounding nature. It's a bit off of the beaten path, but the views of the ocean and Negril are breathtaking. The wonderful staff accommodated every need, and the chef (Shane) prepared thoughtful, delectable meals. The swimming pool is cool and clean, and every inch of the property is meticulously maintained. I give this place a 20/10, and I hope that I am able to return in the near future.
Ladies get-a-way for 2015. We didn't want to leave the house. Everything you needed was on site. Shane the chef was out of this world!!!!! The cusine he prepared was at a 5 Star level rating. The views were spectacular. Great place when you truly want to relax. Leave the Blackberry and IPhones at home...You just may miss something if you bring them 😉. We will be back..Schedule before I do...
Wow. Stayed here 2 weeks for a graduation party with some friends. Jamaica and the high life villa were perfect. We all had the most amazing time here, the staff and food was excellent. Shane is incredible and the maid and caretaker are awesome as well. We all miss it so much and are planning on coming back in December for another 10 days. This place is heaven and it's so nice being outside of town and away from the resorts and tourists. Coming back here a lot in the future.
We made unforgettable memories at High Life. Shane, Bryan and Susie were fantastic hosts and chris the owner was easy to communicate and finalize trip details with. The prepared meals made by Shane were fantastic of course his famous jerk sauce stands out in our minds most. We loved our experience at high life as 8 ladies from New York we felt safe and so happy.. The one thing I sould suggest is an outdoor shower by the pool... Other than that the property was amazing! Let's not forget about Ginger the donkey and all the cute baby goats !!!! We love High life and Jamaica Mon!!! Would highly recomend this villa for large groups or families looking to bond and have a chill time... Thank you for everything High Life !!
Negril was a fishing village in the late 70's now home to a very diverse & interesting tourist destination. The exposure to real Jamaica is likely the best in Negril. Its all about the beautiful views on the West Side and the amazing Sunsets. There are ample dining and shopping locations. Grocery, Pharmacy and anything you need while away can be easily found. Money exchange is better in Negril than the airport, but US dollar is accepted everywhere. While at High Life Villa we have prepared a guide of tried and true locations for dining, shopping, snorkeling, beach combing, and must see attractions. There is no shortage of activity in the Negril area, checking into High Life will likely be all you need for the perfect get away.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
The cost of High Life Villa is $75.00 USD per guest per night. Parties staying fewer than 7 nights is a cost of $100/guest/ night. All guests must be registered. There are no additional fees or taxes charged. Half of the stay is due at booking with the remainder due at minimum, 14 business days prior to travel with the exception of parties staying fewer than 7 nights- full fare is due.
1/2 down at booking plus a fully refundable $1000 incidental fee refunded when you depart. Remaining 1/2 due 14 business days prior to arrival. Check, certified funds, wire transfer or direct deposit into Arvest Bank. As we negotiate the final price of the stay we will be open to specific agreed payment plans for your vacation time if needed.