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Jamaica Vacation Staffed Rental Villa Hikaru at Treasure Beach

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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This unspoiled area is one of the few fisherman's villages that welcomes tourist -- not a tourist area that tolerates fishermen.
Our four-bedroom beachfront villa includes a 50-foot lap pool, private tennis and croquet courts, and a wonderful cook-housekeeper.
You can walk deserted beaches, or snorkel, body-surf, or fish. You can photograph and share the lives of our fishermen neighbors; or you can enjoy the privacy of an acre-plus lot, shielded by trees and flowers.


Privacy: We're in a fishing village, but shielded by heavy plantings on an acre and a quarter. And you even pick your own tropical fruit! Our village neighbors will welcome you if you choose to visit, but will not intrude. Watch for returning fishing boats from our patio, then walk 300 yards to the harbor to watch fish weighed and sold -- and bring some home! Or walk to the west over a series of all-but-deserted beaches, half-mile scallops of sandy beach separated by reef spurs you can climb over or wade over in reef shoes.
We allow two tradespeople -- a basket maker and wood carver -- to come into the back yard to show their wares. Miss Vanessa will tell you they're there; it you say no thanks, they'll pack up and leave.
You can walk a hundred yards down our lane, if you'd like, to learn to play grown-up dominoes at a neighbor's bar.

Touristic things: Our groundskeeper leads a walk into the hills behind us, pointing out birds and orchids.
You can drive to Black River, or hire a local boatman, to see the historic slave-trading block, visit the colorful local outdoor market, or -- best of all -- go up the river a few miles, through mangrove forests and open marshlands occupied by colorful birds and crocodiles. On the way home, stop for lunch at an unusual restaurant up on poles at Pelican Reef.

The night sky and views : With almost no light pollution, the stars are brilliant. Go for a midnight dip in the pool, but once there turn the pool lights off to enjoy the magnificent sky. Only one Dipper at a time to the north; the Southern Cross rising over the ocean during the night.
Our wide patio catches on onshore breeze most of the day, and gives you a panoramic view of the Caribbean at your doorstep so wide you'll have to turn your head to take it all in.
All this while Miss Vanessa and Miss Roxann keep house for you, shop and prepare and serve all meals, and make it a very special vacation.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Let Mr. Patrick show them how to open coconuts, among other young pleasures...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Into and about the house, easy. The stairway down to the pool and sea will need help; our staff can enlist a couple of strong fishermen....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    But not in bedrooms....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Kings can be split into twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Can be made into king with king linen...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Can be made into king with king linen...moreless

  • The twin-beds are designed to be put together with appropriate linen as king-size beds. The crib will fit into either one of two of the four bedrooms. All linens are provided, and laundered in mid-week....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Solar hot water in the showers. Sweet water in 'cold' faucets at sinks is potable -- we test it periodically -- but in an abundance of caution we urge you to use treated icewater our staff puts out at night....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house and patio are readily wheel-chair accessible. It's a long set of stairs down to the pool and the sea, but our housekeeper has if needed rounded up a couple of strong young men to carry people back and forth....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Lots. Leave our Jamaica books for others to enjoy, please, but feel free to swap for homebound reading those earlier guests have left....moreless

  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Our staff will help you set up croquet hoops or horseshoes. The tennis court has a rough service; establish some ground rules for bad bounces....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table:

    There's a pool table at Hamlin Ebanks' village bar a hundred yards away; or learn to play dominoes as Jamaicans do....moreless

  • Radio
  • Toys:

    A variety of flutter boards and pool aids for kids, and some beach toys....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    A half-mile scallop of beach with reef headlands at either end -- and to the west, similar scallops, all but deserted. We're reef-enclosed most of the way, a good snorkel on a calm day....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    A half-mile long shingle, the fishing cove at one end, and five beachfront homes, including ours, scattered the rest of the way; often deserted....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Santa Cruz Mountains behinds us, and Great Pedro Bluff to the east, are responsible for near-constant ocean breezes....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The beach is just outside our gate -- down the steps, past the pool, past the thatch-hut gazebo, and you're there. A lovely panoramic view from up on the patio....moreless

  • Village:

    This is a fishing village, families we've known for years, who think of our guests as their guests...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Our game table was designed so it can be added to the dining table to sit 11. We have child booster seats....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No A/C in the conventional sense. Every room has an overhead fan, and the windows were designed to catch the slightest ocean breeze....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    The tropical sunshine ;-)...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Includes several comfortable chairs and a game table, with floor lamps and overhead lights that can be adjusted to meet your needs....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    A landline, fine for Jamaica calls, but for calls home borrow Miss Venesia's celllphone and reimburse her -- or arrange for your own to roam, a more expensive option....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Our staff will change linens twice a week and do personal laundry...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Signal throughout the house, and (sometimes) on the Almond Terrace as well....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    They will cater to your every whim!...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Miss Venesia leaves a big coffee-maker charged; first one up just switches it on....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    You won't need to use them, but Miss Venesia will be glad to let you help with (and learn from you) your specialities....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All included...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Miss Venesia and her helper!...moreless

  • Freezer:

    You probably won't even see it; it's in the toolshed....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Our cook-housekeeper, a great cook, comes with the house...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Easiest for morning tea-drinkers...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    You may get into this for milk with your morning coffee...moreless

  • Stove:

    A propane gas stove; a bit finicky, but you won't need to use it; Miss Venesia will leave out a coffeemaker that first one up pushes the button....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Miss Venesia and her helper will put it on the table when toast is on the menu....moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    The patio is a 45-foot wide area sheltered from the sun, onto which all rooms open. Below is a wide, sheltered sunning terrace...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Near the sea: A good place to read, paint, or watch children in the shallows...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The acre and a quarter is heavily planted at the margins, with a lot of bearing trees; ask Mr. Patrick to name them for you....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Miss Venesia will, if you'd like, make jerk pork or chicken or other treats on the outdoor charcoal grill....moreless

  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    A doubles court, but with narrow side areas and a rough surface; establish a few ground rules....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have a few snorkel plates you can rent, but your own will probably fit better. If you wants fins, definitely bring your own....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    50-foot lap pool, never more than four feet deep, with shallower ellipse for younger kids and and underwater bench for sea-gazing....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall off-off-season
Sep 12 - Nov 20, 2015
4 night min stay
$225
$1,460 $3,995

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest

High season
Dec 19 - Apr 15, 2016
5 night min stay
$350
$2,375 $6,995

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $34 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$300
$1,875 $4,995

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are for a "base group" of four; 10% each additional person. Cost of groceries (our housekeeper will shop for you, on your instruction) paid separately to Don Noel, 141 Ridgefield St., Hartford CT 06112-1837. Call or email for details: dononoel@me.com, (861)713-9960.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Montego Bay
40 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Fishermen's bars in the village behind us
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Jamaica A-2; not much of a highway!
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jake's; Treasure Beach Hotel; Wild Onion; others
60 Metres
Nearest Beach
Out our front gate

Car: Not Necessary

Treasure Beach is an unspoiled series of fishing villages a half-hour east of Black River. The Calabash Literary Festival is a feature each May. The Black River marine morass is a wonderful half-day's trip in a small boat through bird sanctuaries, crocodile swamps and mangrove forests. One can watch our village neighbors come back from 50 miles at sea to sort and sell their catch. Walk long, almost-deserted beaches.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1972

About: I'm a retired journalist in Hartford Connecticut; my wife Elizabeth Brad Noel is a retired educator. We stumbled on Treasure Beach, on a friend's advice, in 1965. We kept going back to this little string of fishing villages -- unspoiled then, and still unspoiled. In 1972 we built our own house. (You can read the first chapter of my memoir of that multi-year process at my book website; Google for 'Near A Far Sea'.

Why Treasure Beach:
It is easy to make friends with fishermen in our area, and we did. The area has remained relatively undeveloped because the South Coast is in a 'rain shadow': the northeast trades wring themselves out on the mountain spine, so we have half as much rain as Ocho Rios. For many years, we relied largely on rain caught on the rooftop. Large-scale hotels just weren't possible. Piped water arrived a few years ago, but tourist development has been blessedly slow.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The house accommodates up to eight -- but when one wants to be alone, there are a half-dozen places to sit, birdwatch, read or just contemplate the Caribbean


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Japanese

 

Photos

  • Hikaru from a drone

    Hikaru from a drone

  • The shaded patio, always cool and breezy

    The shaded patio, always cool and breezy

  • Shallows Inside the Reef

    Shallows Inside the Reef

  • The game table in the living room

    The game table in the living room

  • The Allamanda bedroom

    The Allamanda bedroom

  • Your cook-housekeeper and factotum

    Your cook-housekeeper and factotum

  • 'Far Sea' is where our neighbors fish.  Read the first chapter at our website

    'Far Sea' is where our neighbors fish. Read the first chapter at our website

  • Fron a drone hovering over the beach

    Fron a drone hovering over the beach

  • View to sea from the patio table

    View to sea from the patio table

  • From the pool to sea

    From the pool to sea

  • Bird-watching from the patio

    Bird-watching from the patio

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • The east-wing bathroom

    The east-wing bathroom

  • From the patio: Almond Terrace, pool, court, beach

    From the patio: Almond Terrace, pool, court, beach

  • View west from the patio

    View west from the patio

  • Mr. Patrick loves to show kids how to open coconuts with his machete

    Mr. Patrick loves to show kids how to open coconuts with his machete

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Japanese
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