On an unspoiled beach, this 3 bed/3bath villa is nestled within exotic garden
About Tatham Family
The Blue Marlin Beach House was originally built as the weekend home and healthy retreat for the Tatham family. Now in its 4th generation the Tatham family has passed on many of the responsibilities to the younger generation. Bruce along with his aunt Sandy and reservations manager Karen hope to bring our slice of paradise to the wider world.
Tatham Family purchased this Villa in 1968
Why Tatham Family chose Treasure Beach
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.
What makes this Villa unique
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
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Pre-arranged notice only
Open air and Outdoors only
With notice - small pets only
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everyone and everything is perfect about this place!
I wish there were more stars to rate this villa.... The wonderful staff, impeccable home and excellent food definitely deserve at least a ten star rating!
If you want a stress free vacation where every little detail is taken care of, this is the place you want to be.
Before you arrive Karen will make sure every detail is prepared and ready for your arrival.
Upon your arrival you will meet the members of the staff who will spoil you rotten during your stay. Their warm welcome will make you feel safe and at home. You will feel the stress just melt away!
Ann, our cook, took care of the shopping and prepared our meals each day. She is an expert chef and so creative! Every meal was delicious and met with our difficult specifications (vegan option, no red meat, etc.) Michael set a lovely table with fresh linens for every meal and took care of serving and then did the dishes. The staff took care of everything all day long and kept the house and grounds spotless. It was a dream vacation.
Every year our family takes a vacation together because we want to spend some time together and reconnect. This year was the best yet, with everything so well taken care of, we spent all of our time together and had a relaxing stress free vacation.
I cannot say enough good things about this lovely oasis of calm, everything is perfect and will make you vacation stress free and restful.
Can’t wait to go back again and again.
Many thanks for everything from our family to yours!
Hugs to you all.
Thank you for your kind words.
It was such a pleasure hosting you and your family and we are ecstatic to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to hosting you in the future and aim to make it even more memorable thanyour last visit.
Lots of Warm Wishes from us here to you and your family.
Till Next time.