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Jamaica Vacation Staffed Rental Villa Hikaru at Treasure Beach

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Treasure Beach villa 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.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Villa
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


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

      Onsite Services

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


      • 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
      • Children Welcome:

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

      • Smoking Allowed:

        But not in bedrooms....moreless

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


      • 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


      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


      • 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


          • 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

          • Music Library
          • 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

          • 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

          • Toys:

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

          • Games For Kids
          • Radio
          • CD Player
          • Audio Tape Player


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


          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Babysitter
          • Groceries

          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

          • Village:

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

          sports and adventure activities

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

          breakfast meal type

              • Booking Possible

              catering options

                  • Catering Available

                  Communication / Internet

                      • Fax


                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

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

                      • Seating for 8 people

                      dinner meal type

                          • Booking Possible


                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            The tropical sunshine ;-)...moreless

                          • 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

                          • 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

                          • Broadband Access
                          • 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

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Washing Machine:

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

                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Wireless Internet:

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

                          • Thermos Bottle
                          • Parking Off Street

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included


                              • 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

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                All included...moreless

                              • Refrigerator:

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

                              • Freezer:

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

                              • Microwave:

                                Easiest for morning tea-drinkers...moreless

                              • Toaster:

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

                              • 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

                              • Dishwasher:

                                Miss Venesia and her helper!...moreless

                              • Catering Available:

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

                              • Kitchen:

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

                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Oven

                              lunch meal type

                                  • Booking Possible


                                  • Gazebo:

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

                                  • 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

                                  • Outdoor Grill:

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

                                  • Tennis:

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

                                  • 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

                                  • Patio
                                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                  • Walkway To Water
                                  • Beach Chairs
                                  • Small Cooler
                                  • Barbecue
                                  • Tennis Court

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • 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

                                  • Outdoor Pool


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                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Apr 19 - Dec 19, 2014
                                  7 night min stay


                                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

                                  High season
                                  Dec 20 - Apr 17, 2015
                                  7 night min stay


                                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                                  My Standard Rate
                                  7 night min stay


                                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                                  Additional information about rental rates


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                                  Rates are for a "base group" of four; 10 percent of that for each additional person. Children under two don't count.

                                  50% to hold a reservation; balance due six weeks before arrival. Cancellation fee $100, balance returnable depending on how much notice we have of the cancellation

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                                  Last updated: 07/08/2014
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                                  • YS Falls

                                    "Clamber up beside a series of falls, dip in for a swim, hide behind some of the fall overhan..."

                                  • Floyd's Pelican Bar

                                    "A kicky restaurant -- now become mostly a bar -- on stilts on Pelican Reef outside Black Riv..."

                                  • Blackriver

                                    "Take a 90-minute boat ride up the river through a mangrove forest filled with waterfowl; kee..."

                                  • Appleton Sugar and Rum Factory

                                    "An interesting side trip if you've gone to YS Falls; see how rum is made, and sample some. ..."

                                  • Jake's

                                    "There's a restaurant, but service is quicker at their semi-outdoor restaurant, Jack Sprat, w..."

                                  • Little Ochi

                                    "This is a longish ride from Billy's Bay, but good as part of a day trip on Cook's Night Out...."

                                  • Negril Scuba Centre

                                    "One of the famous beaches with a spectacular underwater cliff of coral. A bit of a long dri..."

                                  • Accompong Maroon Tour

                                    "This is a longish trip, but can be combined with a stop at Y.S. Falls. An insight into the ..."

                                  • Treasure Beach

                                    "Billy's Bay is part of Treasure Beach, of course, but each little harbor - Frenchman's, Cala..."

                                  • Rocklands Bird Sanctuary

                                    "An hour spent on the way to or from the airport will be a memorable bill: Hummingbirds will..."

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

                                  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

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                                  Speaks: french, german, spanish, english, Japanese



                                  • View to sea from the patio table

                                    View to sea from the patio table

                                  • 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

                                  • 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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                                  Date last modified - Friday, June 06, 2014

                                  $1,875 - $2,375 per week (USD)

                                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 8

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                                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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