5 bedrooms/4.5 baths/NEW: Self contained flat on request
About Shelagh Jardim
My husband and I are both Jamaicans. We have lived in Montego Bay, Jamaica's second city for the better part of 30 years. We have three grown sons and own and operate our business just 5 minutes away from our home. We completed building Sundara, our dream home in 2013 and put a lot of thought and love into making it a very special place. We know you will love it as much as we do and we look forward to welcoming you.
Shelagh Jardim purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Shelagh Jardim chose Montego Bay
This family home was built in 2013 after years of planning and designing. We wanted to create a place where the beauty of the outdoors blended seamlessly with our living areas. With large open spaces, high ceilings and comfortable nooks Sundara also has a warm and soothing atmosphere. We are on the ocean with beautiful vistas and spectacular sunrises! Another bonus is that Montego Bay offers visitors so much to see and do if they choose.
What makes this Villa unique
Sundara is breathtaking. Every detail, from the wide open spaces to the indoor atrium have a special spot in our hearts, but truly what makes staying here an amazing and unforgettable experience is the warm, caring and friendly staff who will go above and beyond to ensure that your stay is perfect!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Family Vacay in Paradise
Firstly, the the property is more amazing in person than the pictures depict which says a lot because I chose those villa based on the beautiful views advertised. The staff was absolutely amazing and I def gained a few pounds as the food was so delicious. I’ve been to Jamaica and have stayed in other villas but this by far was the best experience. I’ve never felt so relaxed while vacationing with my entire family. This vacation was just what we all needed. Forever grateful and I can’t wait to come back.
Sundara was amazing! The property, the staff, and the views were spectacular! Dalton made every effort to accommodate our every wish. Colin was a great chef and Errol is hands down the best bartender! Hyacinth and June were so very sweet! Knight checked in with us every evening, and we felt safe knowing he was on security duty all night.
My only suggestion is to fully disclose unacceptable forms of payment upfront. I inquired with management several weeks prior to our trip about cash and credit card payment options to pay the final food/beverage bill onsite. However, it was not disclosed until the last day of our stay at about 3 hours until my flight departure that American Express (AMEX) cards were not acceptable. Fortunately, after some discussion the owner agreed to accept my AMEX card but at an extra $200 charge.
With all this said, I would still recommend Sundara to family and friends. I look forward to returning soon!!
Thank you for your kind words and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Sundara team takes great pride in ensuring that all their guests have a wonderful stay!
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience in settling up your charges and your comments are duly noted. We have added information in our FAQ and our welcome letter to ensure there is complete clarity in regards to payment of any charges incurred (Food&Beverage that we purchase on our guests behalf ) specifically the use of American Express which is, unfortunately, not readily accepted locally due to extremely high charges.
Thank you for your comments and we will ensure that there is more clarity in the future.
Tropical and warm regards,
5++++ Surpasses ALL Expectations... BEST food by Chef Colin... and BEST service
This home away from home is a must stay. If you wish to be spoiled beyond every expectation then book this estate now. The fine dining experiences from Chef Colin (who was the Chef for various Prime Ministers) elevate even the highest standards of exceptional flavor and tantalizing taste. From breakfast to lunch and then dinner, our family of 7 adults and children of 4 were simply blown away. And, fathom this... we asked for 100% gluten-free meals of which he graciously faced the challenge with ease by presenting dishes that nobody could even tell were gluten-free. His perfection, precision and meticulous attention to every detail were flawless. Couple this with Errol's talent of encapsulating the utmost in quality dining by crafting table appointments fit for only the best... elegant napkins hand-crafted into swan shapes, tuxedos and more... to spectacular flower arrangements and candlelit ambiance that enhanced the everlasting natural beauty of the nighttime's twinkling lights on the massive hilltops across the water. He was a master at promptly filling every glass after only a few sips along with presenting every entree with a brief explanation of the fine ingredients. His butler skills with creative cocktails were not only refreshing but served as eye candy as well. Chef Colin and Errol were there literally at sunrise to well after sunset and always greeted with a kind gesture and warm smile. June and Hyacinth were angels who took care of our laundry every morning and even ironed our clothes along with all of the pillow cases and sheets. They also provided top-notch cleanliness from room to room. Dalton graciously took many of us on shopping sprees and arranged for our exceptional boating excursions (with master Lappy) and remarkable massages from Karen. The ever-lush landscape of this expansive estate was detailed daily by Horace who quietly racked every inch of the beach bright and early and who was rarely seen without a smile on his face. Then to set every family member at ease the all-night security detail was ever present at every minute to walk the grounds and ensure the privacy of the property. To review all of the extra amenities this world class home possesses would be repetitive as the pictures reveal the owners' passion for excellence. I can say that every bedroom ensuite was almost like separate apartments and allowed each separate family supreme privacy and comfort. We fell in love and will be back soon! XO
The entire Sundara team thanks you for your kind words. We are so proud and happy that everyone enjoyed their vacation! We really try to do our very best to ensure your time with us is a special one.
It was a pleasure to host your beautiful family and we look forward to your return home!
The Sundara team
Without question the house was five stars all the way the finishes were absolutely amazing the beds were Beyond comfortable! The staff of the home was truly unbelievable and so helpful my whole group love them. They made the trip that much extra special. I only have one regret about the whole trip it was way too short!
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly our pleasure to have had you stay and we are so happy that you all enjoyed your time at Sundara.
We look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay!
All the best,
The Sundara Team.
Best vacation ever!
Exceeded our expectations. The house is exquisite. The staff is even better. Friendliest, mostly lovely people. We were so sad to leave them. Was the most relaxing vacation we’ve had. No decisions to make. 6 adults 7 kids and everyone was happy. Thank you Sundara.
We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your time with us!
It was truly our pleasure to host you all and we look forward to welcoming you back soon again.
We loved our stay at Sundara. The house is even better than in pictures. The staff is amazing, incredibly attentive and hospitable. All the meals were great. Thank you very much!
Thank you so much Ricardo. It was our pleasure to host you and your family!
Doctors Cave Beach
A short drive into the heart of the Hip Strip lies a world renowned beach called Doctors Cave. It is filled with great restaurants and bars, beach accessory rentals, crystal blue water, and lush white sand.
From booze cruises to deep sea fishing, Island Routes offers a wide variety of tours for adults and children alike. Adrenaline junkies should experience zip lining through the mountains of St. James. If slower is your pace, river tubing down one of Jamaica's many rivers is always a fun time.
Sugarmill Restaurant (Ironshore, Montego Bay) 20 min drive
Marguerites (Hip Strip, Montego Bay) 10 min drive
The Houseboat Grill (Freeport, Montego Bay) 5 min drive
The Yacht Club (Freeport, Montego Bay) 2 min drive
Margaritaville (Hip Strip, Montego Bay) 10 min drive
Biggs BBQ (Hip Strip, Montego Bay) 10 min drive
Martha Brae River Rafting
Just 30 minutes away, you can escape the world on a private, handmade, bamboo raft. As you are guided down the beautiful Martha Brae river, birds, colours, and the peaceful sounds of rural Jamaica come to life. This is the perfect romantic getaway.
Hard Rock Cafe
This fun and lively beach club is only a five minute walk from Sundara. From cabanas on the beach to a swim up pool bar, it is the closest and perfect spot to kick off your shoes and sink your feet in the sand. This property also has a restaurant and bars
Montego Bay is the home to 5 world class golf courses! If this is your sport - why not try all during your stay! They each have their own special features and are between 15 - 20 mins away!