La Casa Duna- Gentle Breezes, Spacious, Comfy, Sea View
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Treasure Beach villa description
Dramatic villa and location with an excellent staff set upon 2.5 acres of natural fields of Mango, Grapefruit, Papaya and Sweet Sop trees. Seafront Terrace and Pool with spectacular panoramic views. Set unseen on a private lane off the country road sits La Casa Duna. Your viewpoint here stretches far into the distance down the coast of Treasure Beach to Great Pedro Bluff.
High open beamed ceilings throughout offer great indoor/outdoor living. Spacious Living and Dining rooms open through polished French doors to the terraces, pool and Caribbean beyond. Large seafront Master Bedroom with King size bed and en suite bath/shower. Two Garden Bedrooms ( one with queen size bed, one with twins ) share a large bathroom/shower. Additional beds and cribs available. You´ll spend many an hour lounging on the comfy chairs on the terrace, in the pool and walking and playing on the beaches. High on a seafront bluff, air conditioning is superfluous. Ceiling fans throughout with louvered and screened windows. Greeting room with library, TV/DVD (BYO DVD), excellent portable music player. Fully equipped spacious kitchen. Wonderful traditional Jamaican Cuisine. Outdoor grilling area with seating.
The house is fully equiped with all amenities. Caretaker quarters are set unobtrusively off the entryway to the house.
At the bottom of the stairs to the sea you turn left and follow a walkway along the waters edge just two minutes to a spectacular beach and swimming hole that will be yours.
Amazing day trips easily arranged up the Black River to see the Crocs and the Great Morass, beautiful YS Falls, Floyd´s Pelican Bar atop the reef, the Appleton Rum Estate, Sunny Island and great snorkeling and fishing trips are just a few possibilities.
No cars, no road noise, no higglers, no tourist throngs--nothing but the sound of the Sea and the sight of a beach where the first footprints of the day are yours.
La Casa Duna is fully staffed. Miss Bev and Pheona will will see to all of your needs in the house and work closely with you on your meal planning. Two amazing cooks. Len Parchment who cares for the property is the man to talk to about all things outside and any trips you may wish to take
- 1 story
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Daily Maid Service
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Smoking Allowed
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom #1- Very large Master bedroom with King size bed. Private bath and 180 degree view of the sea. Beautiful rattan and bamboo furnishings with local crafts. Bedroom #2- Garden side bedroom with Queen size bed. Adjoining bath. Beautiful bamboo bed and furnishings with local crafts. Bedroom #3- Garden side double bedroom with local crafts and views of the Coconut Palms, Mango and Papaya trees Large closets in all bedrooms. All bedrooms have cathedral ceilings and paddle fans. La Casa Dunas location on a point makes air conditioning superfluous. Gentle breezes flow through the open house....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Rain Forests
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
Turn left at the bottom of the steps through a small shell gathering area and then a two minute stroll along the pathway to one of the most beautiful swimming holes and beaches in the area....moreless
- Ocean View:
sports and adventure activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Room
- Activities Guide
- Ceiling Fans
- Laundry Soap
- Local Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Housekeeper Included
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- 4 Ring Stove
- Walkway To Water
- Beach Towels
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Water Sports Gear:
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck Furniture
- Porch Furniture
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
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Casa Duna is a beautiful home which is nicely secluded but located near a lovely town. The house and the people who work there are amazing. The food is delicious, better than any restaurant. The house is perfectly clean and every day while we were out basking in the sun on the beach or sitting by the pool or touring the island the ladies always tidied up so we retuned to a fresh house with our things neatly tucked away in their spot. Every morning we got up and went for a swim with our morning coffee before breakfast. This is a home to stay in with your family or a romantic getaway for two. We can't say enough about this wonderful place. We will be back and we hated to leave.
- Guest Dover B.
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 01/26/13
Owner response: So happy that the two of you enjoyed your stay so much and to hear that you hated to leave. That is the best compliment we can get. Most importantly that tells me how well Bev, Pheona and Len took care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back.
The Perfect Holiday
The Perfect Holiday
La Casa Duna was just what my wife and I needed after a dreary winter on the East Coast. The staff made us feel very welcome and cared for and oh...the food! Fresh fish, prepared wonderfully with much thought was given to our every need. This was the third time that we have been there and the property looks more beautiful with every trip. To us, not having cell phone signal and TV was a big plus, as the reason we wanted to go on vacation was to "vacate" our exceedingly busy lives! The slow pace and the warm people are what continues to and will continue to draw us there...
- Guest Ken O.
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 12/31/12
Owner response: After three visits to Duna it is always nice to hear that we are still taking such good care of our guests. All guests have different needs and wants and we aim to satisfy as many of them as best we can. Obviously the staff has once again taken great care of you. For me that is most important and always nice to hear. No surprise to hear about the food. I tell everyone the best restaurant in town is Bev´s kitchen. We look forward to welcoming you back. Chris MacBrien Owner
La Casa Duna is a very quiet villa sitting atop the bluff. The decor is very nice and we spent alot of time sitting on the verandah watching and listening to the ocean. Bev made some wonderful meals for us and she and Pheona took really good care of the villa. Len spoiled us by being our bodyguard and caretaker and he makes some awesome sweets!!! Our days were filled with the sun, sand, water and fun, but the evenings were boring for 2 of us. We had the understanding that there was a TV for watching DVD's and also adult games to play. Come to find out the TV was broken and the only game was backgammon. Luckily we brought reading material and there were also many books on hand to read as well. My biggest complaint for the whole week were the bugs, specifically the fire ants. I had them in my suitcase and backpack when I got home and even had them coming out of my laptop for several days. All in all, the villa was beautiful and my time with my close friends was wonderful and I cannot say enough about the staff who went out of their way to accomodate us and make us feel welcome and safe. Also, all communication with Chris, the villa owner, was very positive and he responded to emails quickly.
- Guest Shellie K.
- Date of stay 02/11/12
- Review Submitted 02/22/12
Nice with a few problems
Nice with a few problems
The villa was nice but with a few problems. Bev is a good cook, Jerk Chicken, Lobster and fish, Yumm. The villa is nice and I did have fun while I was there until I seen the roach run across the kitchen counter. When we arrived we found there was no TV so I read books after dinner. Readding was a little hard due to the lighting was very low and a few of the lamps did not have lightbulbs in them. They did have a radio and Len was great to let us borrow some CD's. As far a the amnenities, the soap they used to do the dishes was laundry soap, there was no phone, I was able to text with my AT&T, my friends with Verizion could not get any bars to text on their phones. The BUGS were bad. bitting ants in the living room and master bedroom and roaches were seen in the kitchen and bathroom and lots of fruit flies in the kitchen. I would not recomend it to any of my friends unless they really wanted to rough it.
- Guest Barbara Y.
- Date of stay 02/11/12
- Review Submitted 02/19/12
Owner response: I am sorry that things did not go so well for you and have brought your concerns to the attention of the staff. Most importantly to make sure that we are doing all that we can in regards to bugs and that guests are aware that food can not be brought throughout the house. Treasure Beach is a rural area in the tropics and there will of course be insects that you have to deal with. I have had guests at the house straight through since the holidays and have run into no problems and have had wonderful reactions to the house and staff. Alas, you can not impress 100% of the people all of the time. Treasure Beach is certainly for getting away from all the regulars we have in every day life, relaxing, enjoying the the great food, outdoors, sea, sun and good company. Unfortunately both AT&T and Verizon do not service the Caribbean unless you make prior arrangements.Feedback from all guests is so important and is the only way to make sure that we are doing all that we can to attend to your needs. For that I thank you. While I wish that it had gone better for you, it was nice to hear from another member of your group who had a wonderful time. "I am one of the three that was on this trip and I just want to say I do not feel the same as (the other guest), I do agree the staff you have is wonderful and I enjoyed talking and spending time with them and they went out of their way to make our stay a good one. I for one understand you are going to have insects in the Tropics you are going to get that anywhere you go. We have them here also. I don’t mean to disagree with my friends but I found it very peaceful without the TV we all had books to read and I for one was fine with that. I would like to thank you for what I feel was a wonderful trip to Jamaica, it has been a place I have wanted to go since I was a child and this was a dream come true and for that I thank you."
A delightful stay
A delightful stay
Our family of four spent a week at La Casa Duna. It is perched atop cliffs overlooking the sea. We were lulled to sleep at night by the crashing waves and spent hours on the spacious and comfortable veranda watching the sea, or reading, sunbathing or sharing one of the delicious home cooked meals prepared by Miss Bev, who is a terrific cook. There is a small pool next to the veranda for a cool dip, or a sandy beach is a short walk away. The property caretaker is full of stories and wonderful ideas for outings, if you so desire. We spent the week without a car, but had no trouble finding a driver when we wanted to explore further afield. This was such a delightful, carefree, quiet and relaxing vacation, we can't wait to go back. All in all, an exceptional experience.
- Guest a maine walker (Maine, USA)
- Date of stay 03/20/10
- Review Submitted 04/04/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
$1800 for two, $2000 for four, $2200 for six. Premium rates for Christmas and New Years.Rate Includes cook/housekeeper, caretaker and guide.Less than weekly rentals permitted. 50% deposit to reserve space. Balance due 45 days prior to arrival. Deposit is non-refundable.
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Year Purchased: 1982
About the owner: My parents purchased La Casa Duna as a family getaway from Bucks County in Pennsylvania. We had a beautiful Farm House in Solebury, outside of New Hope on the Delaware River where I grew up.
Why the Owner Chose Treasure Beach:
I first travelled to Treasure Beach for the Christmas with my parents on what was truly an adventure.We stayed at another house for three Christmas´ and fell in love with the area, the location, the Sea, the pace of life, the food and of course the people. Many of whom I have grown up with and are dear friends. There was this empty house for sale at the end of the beach on top of the bluff and the rest is the amazing journey.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Bev, Len and Pheona ( Staff ), Even greater privacy, The view from the front Terrace up the coast to Great Pedro Bluff. The amazing swimming beach just below. The sound of the Sea. The gentle breeze through the house. The Garden side in the morning with the Hummingbirds.
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- CLICK HERE - Great aerial view of the coast and land of Treasure Beach- The top of La Casa Duna can just be seen on the point on the left at 4:08 as the sun is setting on the swimming hole below. A short walk on a pathway across the rocks and your on the beach.
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The calm waters just off Duna where Dolphins pass.
From down the beach
Sweeping view of coast to Great Pedro Bluff with large swimming hole just below
Front Terrace and Pool. Total privacy
Terrace view looking east down the coast.
Private Dip Pool with sitting ledge.
Living Room with Dining Room in the distance. Cathedral ceilings throughout.
Master Bedroom en Suite
Garden Side Queen
The back field with laundry being pulled. Akee, Mango, Papa and Grapefruit Trees
A passing fishing boat
I am Miguel, your host. Welcome to La Casa Duna.
An oldie but, it speaks for itself. The dolphins are common off the point. You just need to be looking to see them.
The view to Great Pedro Bluff at 6am with Full Moon Tide
Full Terrace View
Terrace Lounge with Pool beyond
6am Dip.......or not!
Master Bedroom on the Sea
Garden Bedroom Double or Triple
Pool entrance from the side of the house with the sea beyond.
Billy´s Bay Fisherman´s Port of Call
3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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