Villa, Studio (Sleeps 8)
Paolo Del Grande
- english, french, spanish, italian
About Paolo Del Grande
I'm an Italian who came to Treasure Beach with the intension of having a quiet week long vacation. I fell in love with the area and the people here are just amazing so I made this place my home
Paolo Del Grande purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Paolo Del Grande chose Treasure Beach
It is located in a very quiet and more private part of Treasure Beach
What makes this Villa unique
No harassments,just beautiful sunsets and the warm blue sea
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Property was as advertised. Right on the beach. Paulo lives right next door and was available for any questions. The property is advertised as having a washer but the housekeeper was hesitant to let us use it, and instead did our laundry for us. Not our intent so if you want laundry done might want to inquire. It was well equipped with everything we needed. We will go back with family again. All the staff very kind and helpful.
Quiet, Safe, Relaxing with untouched beaches and no crowds
We had the most wonderful time during our stay. The south coast is definitely the part of the island that has the least amount of tourists. We met so many locals and they were all so friendly to us. The house is exactly as it is pictured. A beautiful huge wrap around porch where you have your meals prepared and served to you. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom and air conditioning unit, along with a mosquito net (which we never felt we needed). The beds were comfortable with good sheets and good pillows. The food was outstanding - we chose some Jamaican dishes and were very pleased with how delightful the food was. Our beds were made and rooms were swept each day. We spent most of our time at the beach just across the small road, literally steps away. There was hardly anyone else on the beach, it truly felt like we had it all to ourselves. At night after dinner we chose to enjoy the pool and take a dip. Overall very lovely and we expect to return for many more visits in the future. Very kid friendly, our 3 year old loved it.
Big and spacious but rather dark and gloomy especially in the living area. Felt tired, needs TLC
Villa has a lovely garden and pool and is in a beautiful location. Shanique the housekeeper is helpful and is a great cook. But although the Villa is big and reasonably equipped it felt dark and dingy and the 3rd bedroom was decidedly damp. There is a lack of hanging space for clothes, only one wardrobe in the hall and no hooks anywhere. The lightning in the living area and kitchen is poor and not helped by a very ugly yellow paint job. The villa would be much improved if it was all painted white. The terrace is fantastic though, lots of seating and table space and great for big party meals.
April 17th to 27th 2016.
Myself and family just had one of the most incredible vacation experience.
Experience a piece of authentic, rustic, old world Jamaica.
The house is in a great location. Not far from Jakes.
Right across from the beach and beautiful cove so the view can be enjoyed also of the house from the beach.
House is quaint ,and practical.The garden and verandah gives you the ideal indoor out door living.
Pool is set back from the house great if young children are vacationing .
The locals are friendly and warm beautiful people.
PS. If you are only comfortable in a resort setting this may not be ideal.
Also it is a approximately 2.5hrs drive from Montego bay. Seriously consider having a native driver so you can sit back and relax.
The owners are very easy to work with. Also they are next door neighbors.
Hence that also factors into the safety aspect of renting.
Villa Optima great choice.
Good bang for your money.
thank you so much for your positive review. It as been a pleasure having you at villa Optima. Hope to see you soon again.
Paolo & Tia
Peaceful retreat with pampering
Our family group of 4 adults and 2 children had a lovely, relaxing week between Christmas and New Year's at Villa Optima. The house was very comfortable, and we loved the shady veranda and pool. The beach is beautiful and convenient (but use caution when the wind and waves are up). Best part: delicious meals cooked and served with humor and grace by Monica and Trudy, who were helpful in so many ways. We truly felt pampered and indulged.
Thank you so much. We are so glad you and your family had a good time with us. Wish we will see you soon again.
Paolo, Tia, Monica, Trudy.
A real gem in Treasure Beach - Beachfront living at it's best!
We just returned from the most wonderful vacation at Villa Optima. From the moment we arrived we knew we had made a fantastic choice. The villa is well laid out, nicely appointed with a beautiful porch with dining area where we ate all the delicious breakfasts and dinners prepared by Monica. She thoroughly impressed my son with her creative vegan meals. Monica was also very helpful in arranging excursions and even a bonfire on the beach (not to be missed). It is a quiet area, safe and we swam every night in the ocean. Be sure to go to YS Falls, Bamboo Ave., Appleton Rum Factory tour, Black River to see the crocodiles and if you like snorkelling Sunny Island is very good and the Pelican Bar is a must see (with dolphin spotting on the way). We travelled with our son (22), daughter (26) and her fiancee and we all agreed it was the best vacation ever! It is a different experience altogether from the usual all inclusive resorts we have been to many times before. The region is a farming and fishing community and the locals and other tourists were friendly and helpful. You can walk to Jack Spratts if you want to go out for dinner, their pizza is very good. We are so very glad we got to see the real Jamaica! Thank you to owners Paolo and Tia for providing such a wonderful place. We will be back!!!
Hello and thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad that You had a great time, we are looking farword to see you again.
Treasure beach is located on Jamaica's quiet south coast for travelers who would like to explore the real cultures of Jamaica outside of of the big resorts.in this are there are many attractions for the laid back travelers like:the Pelican Bar which is built on a reef and takes around 20 mins by boat,the Back River Safari where you can view crocodiles,various restaurants,cycling tours,fishing tours, the YS falls which is around 40mins drive and many more. The locals are very friendly and inviting so come and enjoy the real Jamaica