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'Sea Rose Villa' - a Private and Quiet Villa in Runaway Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Sea Rose Villa is a spacious guesthouse in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Whether you plan to golf, sightsee or simply relax and enjoy gourmet meals prepared by our staff, an unforgettable time awaits you. We are open to long term rentals, please contact us.

Sea Rose Villa is a beautiful, spacious home offering all the amenities you would expect from a top-rate hotel but in a home-like setting. The house offers the full flavor of Jamaica in a quiet, tropical setting. Once you step onto the front porch you'll realize the beauty of the house and begin your unforgettable stay on the island.

Let your mood set the course for the day. Hang out by the pool, head to the ocean, snorkel, lounge, sail... or do nothing at all. Whether you want white sand beaches with crystal-clear aquamarine water, or the challenge of climbing a quarter mile up a nearby waterfall, it's all accessible from here. Experience the leisurely pace of our intimate guest home, where your local hosts not only meet and greet, but also get to know, each guest. You'll love Sea Rose.

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More Details

Kevin Katzer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Kevin Katzer

We are 3 couples who just had to have our own piece of Jamaica.

Kevin Katzer purchased this house in 1993

Why Kevin Katzer chose Jamaica

We fell in love with Jamaica since our first trip in 1986.

What makes this house unique

A serene, peacefull and relaxing atmosphere is hard to find these days- Sea Rose has it.


Runaway Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) California King, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Meals: you pay the grocery bill, our staff prepares, serves and cleans up afterwards! or, Meal Plan: add $25 per person per day for a breakfast and dinner meal plan.


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(14 traveler reviews)

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'Sea Rose Villa' - a Private and Quiet Villa in Runaway Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

We'll be back!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We joined friends for almost a week at Sea Rose Villa. Adassa, Michele and Dave, the house staff, gave us a sense of joining a family too. They were gracious and helpful. Adassa is a wonderful cook. The Villa is well designed and decorated for relaxation. We felt at home.

Hugh is a thoughtful and very safe driver. He also has a wealth of knowledge regarding Jamaica. An added delight was his knowledge of the best jerk places. He'll pick you up, even late evening, if you have a last minute craving for jerk. There are two basic beach restaurants near Sea Rose, Flavours and Sharkies. Another jerk place ,The Ultimate Jerk restaurant, even has rabbit jerk. The nearest Scotchies is in Ocho Rios. We stopped at the Montego Bay Scotchies on our way to the airport to eat lunch and buy food for the plane. Progressive Foods is a large supermarket one passes on the road from the airport to the villa. They have a pharmacy. We enjoyed their produce. It's a great place to stock up on family snacks, chocolate, children's cereals, cheeses and cold cuts. They have a great variety of juices, beer and wine. The market in Runaway bay is small. We bought rum at the airport from a very small selection, which was a mistake. We found the same prices and a greater selection (twenty + ) of rum at Progessive. They also offered us the best exchange rates when we paid in dollars.

Call Hugh (876) ...... 310 ........//

7306 anytime.

We sent an email in advance of our arrival via Hugh asking Adassa to buy some greek yogurt for our breakfast. We've never had yogurt so delicious. We also asked her to buy lots of baby papayas, baby bananas (very sweet) pineapple and calalou (Jamaican spinach). Her ackee and cod (the cod is more texture than flavor) is delicious, we wanted ackee and calalou every day! Ruby goat farm will deliver goat yogurt, feta and chèvre, to Runaway bay. Just send an email to Ruth, whose address is on the Ruby goat farm's website. Maybe she can deliver a coconut goat cheese cake too!!!!

STUSH in the BUSH is a farm to table experience not far from Runaway bay and is a great outing.

We brought Adassa some decaf herbal teas from the U.S. We're glad we did, since when you leave you'll wish you could do some thing special for her.

The Sea Rose villa owners were quick to respond to our questions and gave us great advice. They've a nice oasis in the Sea Rose Villa.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Cat (or P&T) ;) we are so glad you're visit to our 'oasis' was a great experience. we love it when others get to meet our staff and enjoy the Sea Rose. your kind words are very much appreciated and i'll let Adassa and family know you had a wonderful time, and so much to share!
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Carleton Place


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sea Rose Villa in January with a couple of our friends and it was absolutely fantastic. Adassa, who is the cook and her daughter Michelle were there every day to spoil us with amazing cooking. We didn't have to lift a finger as they did everything for us. The pool was perfect, it made us decide to never rent another property without one. It was so nice to come home in the afternoons and go for a swim or just take a whole day and lounge around. David, the caretaker was very helpful and friendly. The location was nice and quiet but within walking distance to shops and the house itself is well equipped and quite large. All in all, we had a great trip and would recommend Sea Rose highly.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing the kind words Shannon. we're so glad you had a great trip and took the time to compliment our staff! Our pool is the latest addition, and happy you enjoyed it as well! -Kevin
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, all bedrooms good size. Anessa great cook. Convenient location. No complaints at all.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Traveled to Jamaica lots of times but after my first stay in sea rose villa in March I had to return in July. The best stay I ever had, my new home away from home. Dave was the best and the owner is so cool and accommodating. This is s real dream in Jamaica.😍😍

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

genuine Jamaican relaxation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

The owners of Sea Rose Villa are modest about their beautiful home, and the photos just don't do it justice! If you're looking for a more authentic Jamaican vacation, this is the way to do it! We stayed at a resort last time, and though it was terrific too, this is a much more relaxing vacation. The staff accommodated our schedule instead of us being subject to the resort requirements to control a "herd". The Villa is set in a peaceful neighborhood in the middle of a beautiful and peaceful garden. Flowers, fruit trees and grass along with the sound of the ocean from just across the street makes Sea Rose a lovely place to return home to after a busy day of doing "whatever the heck we want!" Runaway Bay is easy access to Ocho Rios attractions, but you can choose to stay away on cruise ship days. So far (as I write, we're still in paradise), we've visited Mystic Mountain (which is beautifully done - and my daughter says it was "the best day of my life"), but is definately pricey!! We also did ATV tours with Wilderness Tours combined with Dunn's River Falls. I highly recommend them! About half the price of anyone else, extreme personal attention, and they only ATV tour around that allowed our 7 year old to ride. We were also treated to a driving tour by "Teacher", the Sea Rose Driver, to and around Ocho Rios. Adessa cooks AMAZING food in somehow just exactly the right portions. We feel satisfied without being bloated and miserable while trying to enjoy the island.

The house feels just enormous with four private decks. We've opted to eat breakfast outside every morning, which is total bliss. The evening is definately mosquito time, though! Better to dine in the large ding room. We've enjoyed having our iPods/iPhones hooked up to the music system in the main room, and just lounging on our gorgeous front porch. More than anything, interacting with the locals and making fast friends around the neighborhood has been a total treat. Dining requests and times have been handled with "no problem".

Also, the master bedroom with a CalKing bed is HUGE! With two outdoor decks and the breeze blowing through all of the screened windows, it's just a treat! The air conditioning units in the bedrooms really pump out the cool air and make a perfect amount of noise for great sleep.

If you're looking for either a quiet romantic vacation or a laid back family vacation, the Sea Rose Villa is an incredibly economic AND beautiful way to go about it!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your stay was enjoyable. There's just no way to describe how wonderful Sea Rose is with just a photo or descriptive text- but you have! We would also like to thank you for mentioning the great meals that Adassa prepares. She our best kept secret. Safe travels and happy vacations!
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.25 Miles
Cardiff Hall Private Beach
Car: not necessary

The Sea Rose is a quiet, tranquil guest house. Our staff is there to prepare your meals and ensure your stay is comfortable and relaxing. Hang out by the pool, or make it a beach day.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $60 per person per night

Purchase a Plant from Woolley's Landscaping and Design for our yard and get your first night free! offer good thru September 2015.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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