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Recent Runaway Bay reviews

  • Peace and tranquility

    "If you are looking for tranquility, beauty and peace, you will find it at Idle Hours. The setting is spectacular, completely modern and functional, with good taste. You can waste away your days in a book on the private beach. The staff are welcoming, flexible and open to suggestions, whilst unobtrusive. A few days at Idle Hours will leave you refreshed and reenergized."
    Guest: susanjc Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
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  • genuine Jamaican relaxation

    "Our group of 4 had a very nice stay at this snug villa. Well maintained, simply furnished and meticulously clean. Plenty of space inside plus great front porch and upper balcony for enjoying the breezes. It's a short drive from pretty much all the north coast sights. You may want a rental car for maximum flexibility although they're happy to arrange for a courteous driver. This is not the place for you if you crave bustling shopping areas or partying clubs. What you get is a taste of real Jamaican coastal life, slow paced and sun drenched. Best part is perhaps the chance to know the lovely staff, who somehow make you feel as if you've come home. Be sure to ask Adessa to cook some ackee with salt fish!"
    Guest: E Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Great location, villa is wonderful and the staff is the cherry on top!

    "8 of us stayed for 7 nights and upon arrival we couldn't not have been happier with the villa. It has been recently renovated and the pictures on line are not up to date yet. The villa looks great and I know everyone else has said it, but the views and the staff were perfect. Lawford made us rum punch all week, Betsy and Ms. Tiny kept the house spotless and the food was great too. The beach is like something out of a story book. Quiet, shade trees and there was a reef just off the beach for some snorkeling too. We did hire the driver for the week and very glad we did. He was great to have around for the few trips we had, but nice to have for running to the store or to change money. We originally planned on eating out a few nights during our stay, however the cooking was so good we didn't. We were close to the beach, close to Ocho Rios and the airport was under one hour away. The villa was very spacious and the rooms were a nice size and very comfortable. We loved our stay and hope to return soon. Thanks to Doug for all the help planning our trip and thanks to the staff for all the TLC you gave us during our stay."
    Guest: dale Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
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  • Mahvelous!

    "BEST.VACATION.EVER. My week at Selah Villa was wonderful. If you haven't seen the photos, Selah Villa is beautiful. It's a stone's throw from Jewel (the former Hedonism resort), and features its own private beach, tennis court, and a wonderful pool. It comes with all the accoutrements you'd expect, even including two kayaks (a twin and a single) and a catamaran. The staff is AWESOME! Patrick, Ryan, and Lesreen took care of our every need. They were always surreptitiously in the background, ready to assist us at a moment's notice. Occasionally we would take a nap, and Lesreen would re-make our bed again! Ryan's cooking was awesome, we never felt any need to head outside for a restaurant, having a marvelous meal with a superb ocean view nightly was spectacular. Ryan was terrific at customizing our menu and keeping everybody fed and happy. For those not familiar with Selah Villa, the staff purchases, delivers, and prepares the food, the vacationer pays for it. Ryan helped us manage our groceries and food bill very well. The tennis court is great. I was a bit disappointed that the tennis court didn't have a net strap. The snorkeling and scuba here is world class. Great snorkeling in Selah Villa's own little private bay, as well as the rocks by the Jewel resort. Great reefs out there with plenty of aquatic life. There is a sunken ship and plane nearby (about 60 feet down) for those that are scuba minded. The Selah Villa private beach features a couple of palapas with hammock and plenty of loungers on the beach. Loved the pool and jacuzzi. It's a forty foot square infinity pool. Water is warm and inviting. The near end is super-shallow for adults to lounge around in, the middle area is shallow for kids to play around in, and the far end is deep enough to swim in. Plenty of pool toys for everyone. The tech at Selah Villa was good. Two LCDs, one with netflix. Good selection of movies. PC and wireless. Probably the biggest glitch I experienced was the internet speed. Most of the days there I experienced frustrating sub-dialup speeds. Resetting the router did help for a while. For the last two days of our trip we got decent speeds, no problem. Your mileage may vary. It's not an inexpensive vacation, but when you factor in the fact that the rental rate plus groceries is all you need, it's not as bad as you'd think. You have to spend your time on this world somewhere; this is one of the finest places to do so. Five stars."
    Guest: Ed Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
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