Immerse Yourself In The Natural Beauty And Culture Of Duncans Bay.
- english, greek
I am a proud owner of this property. I feel terrific that I am part of a beautiful community. There are people here that I know are my family. I have worked hard to build up this villa. I would love to share my serenity with others. Please feel free to contact me. Renting a villa is a big decision, I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Effie purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Effie chose Duncans
I have traveled all over the island in the past 20 years. The moment I laid eyes on my villa I thought 'this is what I need, this is my paradise.'
What makes this Villa unique
Modern, spacious, comfortable and safe villa. In the front yard is a luxurious gazebo to spend time outside. Live reggae music bar just a short walk up the beach. Safe, crystal blue water steps from your front door.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The house was close to a quiet beach. there were several issues though. no wifi, wasp infestation at the outdoor shower and to much furniture. overall i would not return to duncans with my two young children. the beach was very nice though but there were a lot of stray dogs.
Sad to hear you will not be returning.
To be fair, myself and Ms Chris were available and went above and beyond to ensure you and your children had a comfortable stay.
The shower was not infested. I was physically there the morning you arrived and the day you departed. I did not encounter any wasps. This is not accurate.
We did our very best to please you, despite all of this you left us with several concerns.
You left my belongings that we let you use, out of the kindness of our hearts, at the beach. It was my friend that noticed you did not return them back to the villa.
We even drove down your groceries so you could save the delivery charge, as well as left some spices/veggies etc to add to your comfort.
Unfortunately you did not treat our villa and staff very nicely. You left a stinky/awful mess, that took most of the day to clean up. Again I showed you compassion and understanding, as we did not take out a additional cleaning fee from your deposit.
After all of these efforts, my heart is heavy after reading your comments.,
Perfect unplugged family vacation
We loved our stay at Effie’s. A picture perfect beach is steps from the front door. We had so much fun swimming, snorkeling and exploring the tide pools...especially at night.
Miss Chrissie took amazing care of us while we were there and made us feel right at home. Her cooking is great and she keeps the villa neat as a pin. She took us to the grocery store and we had fun walking the aisles with her. She also humored us by preparing whatever oddball fruit we picked up and brought back to the Villa.
We also ate at Leroy’s beach bar and Juliet’s. Both were within an easy 3 min walk and like going to dine at someone’s house with friends and relatives about. So good. Inexpensive too.
Leroy took us out on field trips. We saw the glistening waters and Dunn’s River Falls. We always felt in good hands.
My 16 year old son would want me to give props to Scotchies Jerk Hut and The Ultimate Jerk Experience. We all loved it, but he is still raving about it.
Overall, this was a cost effective way to take a super family vacation. Unlike staying at a resort, we felt like we got to see some of the “real” Jamaica. Go if you get the chance.
Literally just a 30 second walk and you are on the beach. The owners were very attentive
The only reason we didn’t give it the 5th star was the fact that we didn’t have any WiFi while we were there. Cary did all he could with the service provider, and kept in constant contact with us during our stay. Ms Chrissie took great care of us, and helped us throughout our stay. She went with is to the local grocer, cooked us breakfast dinners when we were there. She even did laundry for us during our stay. We probably enjoyed the last night with her the best when we cooked dinner for her, and got to sit and hear about her life and family. She was awesome with us, and my kids hope she can see this and want he to know we wish her, her children, her grandchildren, and her small pig all the best.
We did also frequent Leroy’s down on the beach. Leroy will also drive you around if need be, he was always willing to take us. I would suggest if you will be driving to a lot of different towns/activities/exscursions that talking to a taxi company and setting up the pick ups for the entirety of the stay is the way to go, and they will work with you on the price for multiple pick ups. We used Byron’s Jamaica Tours, and they were great as well.
The house was perfect. The breeze that comes through when you have all the doors open is wonderful. You can hear the waves while you sit at the kitchen table. We also enjoyed just sitting out on the gazebo, the breeze, the waves, it was awesome. We did seem to have our own dog that would sit at our gate, there seem to be a few dogs that run free, all were very friendly and we loved it. The pup that was at our gate we found out they call smiley, the dog actually smiles at you, he literally smiles. We loved it, and not sure if we were suppose to, but we fed him every night and named him Irie. A bonus was the air conditioning in the bedrooms. If you prefer to close up the windows the AC units in the bedrooms work very, very well.
Overall we loved our time in Jamaica, and would definitely stay at Effie’s again. The house was everything she says, and the addition of Ms Chrissie and Irie was even more. Book with confidence, especially if you want to relax outside on the beach. With the exception of Sunday’s, and we were there for Emancipation Day, the beach will be yours to yourself. We love Jamaica
If you are looking to exploreJamaica away from the tourist resorts, this is your spot!
Effie’s house was so spacious for our family of four. Plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the amazing beach views and ocean breeze. House was clean and ready for our arrival. Her care taker prepared us some meals and she was lovely. The beach in front is beautiful white sand with a lot of room to explore. We swam to the reef and got in some amazing snorkeling. The reef is a ways out, so you could probably also ask one of the fishermen on the beach for a lift for a few bucks. We day tripped to several places we wanted to see on the island and spent the rest of the time relaxing at the house and beach in front. A car is needed in my opinion unless you plan to stay at the house the entire time. Enjoy your time if you are lucky enough to visit!
We loved are stay at Effie’s!!
Thank you very much for your review. Really appreciate it.
Blessings to you and your family.
Peaceful and Lovely
Wow. Yes, you DO want to stay here. A great home in a great location. Effie was very easy to book with and answer all sorts of questions before we arrived. Valerie made it even better with hugs and love and great meals and just to talk and learn from. It truly is steps from the beach ... 1 small house between Effie's and then you are on the public beach. Besides the weekend, the white sand beach was pretty much empty besides us. The house is spectacular, awesome cross breeze and very good AC in the bedrooms as needed. Very comfortable accommodations. The yard is decorated with seashells and flowers. The gazebo was amazing with great views of the ocean. If you are looking for the best bang for the buck, then stay here... I can't imagine staying anywhere else. Our stay was 25-30 March 2017. We never got to try out LeRoy's bar but did visit the low key vendors by LeRoy's.