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Experience the Real Jamaica - Safely with a Gorgeous View

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Main floor living room through to the upper seaside patio.

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ocho Rios villa description

OCHO RIOS AREA VACATION VILLA Our North Coast location offers a unique vacation experience that puts you in your own beach rental overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea with as much or as little pampering as you like. There simply is no better way to experience Jamaica at its best, meeting the people and getting to know why Jamaicans are some of the most beautiful people in the world - inside. You can't experience the awesomeness of a country or its people from the confines of an all-inclusive.
Doctors Villa offers choices for your vacation, and always emphasizing safety, relaxation, and fun. With two seaside patios, 4 bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, and 3 dining areas inside and out, you have plenty of space on two floors even before you head out to the hammock on the seaside terrace or down the steps to our 300 ft. sandy beach. John's the caretaker/security man, and together with the optional services of Paulette - cook, housekeeper & babysitter extraordinaire - Leona's therapeutic massage, and drivers Duncan, Clinton or Deano, you have the choice of all the pampering you may want. It's the attention of our people that makes us unique - our people, and our location on the sea. Start the day with Blue Mountain Coffee, fresh-squeezed OJ and a swim in the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean. Snorkelers will be amazed at the colorful corals and fish on the 2nd largest reef system in the world just a 15-minute swim from the beach. Rinse off in the al fresco shower then treat yourself to a therapeutic massage within the sound of the (real) waves on the upper seaside patio; later, relax in the hammock with a Red Stripe and plan your dinner from Paulette's list of Jamaican specialties. Alternatively, take advantage of the opportunity to save money by booking the place as 'room only' and take care of your own cooking and housekeeping, with Paulette just a phone call away in case you change your mind. Go to the market, join in a street dance or walk to the shops at the end of the road for ice cream, go a lickle further up the hill to the area jerk center, meet the people - they may amaze you with their helpful, friendly welcome natures. Chances are, they know John or Paulette and are pleased to show Doctors Villa guests how special they are. You may decide to come back and have your wedding on the beach. What a simple and economical alternative to what our neighbors provide. Amenities include free internet, Wi-Fi, two hammocks, charcoal bbq, DVD's, books, board games, a locked/gated driveway, and sea views that can't be beat. It's like coming home, only better!

Our nearest big city, Ocho Rios, is 14 miles west of the villa, and offers everything a tourist town should. Tropical gardens, restaurants, craft markets, duty free shopping, cinemas, swim with dolphins, Mystic Mountain's zip lines and Jamaican Bobsled run, and the stunning and climbable Dunn's River Falls -still the #1 reason why visitors 'make it Jamaica'. Also in the area is an 18-hole golf course, downhill mountain biking, horseback riding on the beach, Prospect Plantation with its historical jitney tours, Rio Nuevo's coastal gun emplacements, beautiful Blue Hole, Fern Gully, catch-and-eat fish farming, public Reggae and James Bond beaches, and White River inner-tubing (my personal fav). The farmer's markets in Ocho Rios and Oracabessa are worth a visit whether shopping for the evening's meal or just taking interesting photos.

Sharing the Caribbean Riviera shoreline with Beaches Ocho Rios, guests at Doctors Villa can participate in the resort's offerings at an additional cost if chlorine is needed.

Jamaica: So much to see and do in this, one of the largest and arguably most beautiful of the Caribbean Islands. The tropical year-round climate is softened with sea breezes, early morning showers, and happy smiling Jamaican faces. Make Doctors Villa your north coast home base but drive around and check out other parts of the island as well. Negril on the West coast has the renowned sunsets of Rick's Cafe; the lush tranquility of Port Antonio on the East coast is often overlooked by tourists but a favorite for Jamaicans in the know; and the exciting and beautiful newer areas around Black River and Treasure Beach on the South coast are not as easy to access but worth every pothole. There's something for everyone which keeps so many of us foreign yardies - Jamaicans living abroad - and others returning to this island paradise whenever we can.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff
          • Chauffeur

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Playpen and single rollaway beds available for infants to small adults....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outside areas, only. Please trash your butts and don't leave them for our little dog to enjoy....moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Limited Accessibility:

            Steps down to the beach outside, stairs from the main level to the lower level with kitchen, dining areas and 2 more bedrooms. Great wheelchair access from carport to the main floor queen bedrooms, living room, and beautiful upper seaside patio....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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          • The bedrooms all have extra space for the addition of one of our single day beds, a crib or playpen for little ones. Each bedroom has its own attached bathroom, ceiling fan, screened windows, and view overlooking the sea. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves - real ones!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, tub

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          • Outdoor shower in back yard at the top of the stairs to the beach is best for getting rinsed off after a swim or hours lying in the sun on the beach. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Smoking allowed on the beach and patios, only. Steps down to the beach not suitable for infirm or very young children without supervision. Bring your own beach towels, snorkel gear, and water socks/shoes if you plan to climb Dunn's River Falls....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                iPod docking station....moreless

              • Radio
              • Audio Tape Player
              • DVD Player
              • Toys:

                Beach toys for younger kids, 2 noodle floaties, sand toys....moreless

              • Television:

                Local channels only. Best to bring and use your own laptop with internet movies....moreless

              • Books:

                Large selection of books, mostly for adults. Borrow or exchange. ...moreless

              • Games:

                Board games, for older kids and adults....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Lots of DVD titles to choose from in our DVD lending library. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Budget

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Bay/Sound

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Beachcombing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Babysitter
              • ATM/Bank
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Beachfront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Rafting
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    3 dining areas on two floors with seating for 14 total. Upper seaside patio with small table seats 4. Lower floor has dining room with indoor table for 6 and outdoor patio with small 4-seater....moreless

                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Internet:

                    High speed with cable connect on main floor. No extra charge....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Tough to get on but once you are, it's quick and convenient. Keep plugging in the access code and it'll go through after 2-5 tries. (sigh) Just don't roam too far from the reuter....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Landline for incoming calls, only....moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bath linens provided. Bring your own beach towels, please....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Laundry in the machine done by Paulette, only. Please have her change your sheets if needed, and if staying more than a week. 3 hours min. ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Lots of driveway parking behind locked gates; 2 spots in carport....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Small living room with seating for 6-7. TV and DVD's and sliding door to upper seaside patio with lounge chairs and small card/dining table....moreless

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        Recently installed high-power fan to keep you cool when cooking - unless you just have Paulette do it for you....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Our finicky oven is best planned around as it works sometimes, and doesn't others. ...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Place settings for 8. Some plastic and melamine for children, too....moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Blender

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal bbq grill....moreless

                      • Boat:

                        John can help you arrange to go out fishing with local fishermen if you'd like to try your hand....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        2 seaside patios, openair, covered. Adult use only of new roof deck if no guests in top floor family suite....moreless

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Seaside terrace in the back yard with hammock....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 25 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer Season
                      Jun 7 - Sep 5, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,750 $5,000
                      Low Autumn Season
                      Sep 6 - Nov 21, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $150
                      $1,050 $4,000
                      Winter Holiday Season
                      Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      $300
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,400 $4,400
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning/Damage Deposit $100
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Guests have exclusive use of 2-storey villa unit. Rates vary with # of guests/bedrooms used, ages of children, special bedding, events, & how much of our special services they're adding. Guests agree to our Guest Info accepting all terms regarding safety, insurance, cleaning, deposit, & house rules. No refunds for late arrivals/early departures but we'll make good in future stay.


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                      Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                      Location

                      88 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Montego Bay, MBJ
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Recommended

                      Doctors Villa is a beachfront property, north of the main A3 highway in a little cove known locally as Cuteye. We're immediately east of Beaches and 5 minutes west of Ian Flemming airport (charter) which is on the other side of A3. Golf courses are just down the road, public ($$) beaches 10 minutes away in either direction, Reggae Beach to the west and James Bond Beach to the east. Visit the local outdoor vegetable market of Oracabessa or the huge one in Ocho Rios.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1984

                      About the owner: One of 'Doctor's' 9 children, we left Jamaica when I was 3 mos. old and emigrated to Canada. Some of us make it a mission to get back there every chance we get, and I've decided to move back when my kids are grown. The air, the sea, the beautiful spirit of the place and its people has called to me more than any of the other 28 countries I've lived in or visited. This is one foreign yardie who's working to get back to di yard. Someday.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ocho Rios:
                      Dad bought this house on the sea for Mom who rarely stays up in her top floor Family Suite bedroom as she has a sister in Kingston and a brother in Ocho Rios, but still loves it when it's full of her big family the way it was intended. The view is awesome and the addition of the top floor makes it possible to have many of her 9 children and 16 grandchildren there at once. It also provides extra space for particularly big groups or an economical alternative for smaller parties, or when the 2-storey villa is occupied.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      The view of the sea is simply awesome, from every bedroom and especially from the open seaside patios and the roof deck. Those areas are what made this place a must-have, and together with the beach are where we spend all our time when visiting - guests, too. Having Paulette and John there to take care of us is the topping on a wonderfully easy vacation cake.


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                      Speaks: english, Un peu de francaise

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                      Photos

                      • Main floor living room through to the upper seaside patio.

                        Main floor living room through to the upper seaside patio.

                      • Down the steps to the beach, the sea, the reef.

                        Down the steps to the beach, the sea, the reef.

                      • View from the lower level patio to the top of the steps to the beach.

                        View from the lower level patio to the top of the steps to the beach.

                      • Lounge area of main floor living room.

                        Lounge area of main floor living room.

                      • Inside and outside dining on the lower level.

                        Inside and outside dining on the lower level.

                      • Rinse off in the outdoor shower after your morning swim.

                        Rinse off in the outdoor shower after your morning swim.

                      • From the backyard terrace to the beach below.

                        From the backyard terrace to the beach below.

                      • Life is good.

                        Life is good.

                      • A guest's winning shot from a fishing boat. Thanks RC!

                        A guest's winning shot from a fishing boat. Thanks RC!

                      • Upper seaside patio with its ackee tree and awesome view.

                        Upper seaside patio with its ackee tree and awesome view.

                      • One of 2 main floor queen bedrooms, the red room has the ackee tree & sea view.

                        One of 2 main floor queen bedrooms, the red room has the ackee tree & sea view.

                      • Room 2, the 'Gold Room', with attached bath and gorgeous view of the sea.

                        Room 2, the 'Gold Room', with attached bath and gorgeous view of the sea.

                      • Top of the steps to the beach.

                        Top of the steps to the beach.

                      • Main floor living room seating area and upper patio doors.

                        Main floor living room seating area and upper patio doors.

                      • Happy guest redecorations.

                        Happy guest redecorations.

                      • Room 3, one of our lower level twin bedrooms, attached bath...view.

                        Room 3, one of our lower level twin bedrooms, attached bath...view.

                      • View from the gated and locked driveway.

                        View from the gated and locked driveway.

                      • Beach wedding anyone?

                        Beach wedding anyone?

                      $150 - $300 per night (USD)
                      25

                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

                      View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                      Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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