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Hikaru Means to Shine and that is What We Do, Shine!

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4BR Sea front Villa with pool, seaside tennis court and the beach at your gate

Lovely Hikaru has undergone a very sensitive renovation, honoring the striking modern clean lines, while adding some new touches overseen by our very talented designer Sophie and her Building Team under the direction of Mr Luke. We now have 4 bathrooms featuring outdoor stone showers, a new kitchen house with polished concrete floors and counters, a much larger open living room with built in concrete couches, restored original vintage Quaker furnishings, ceilings opened to the metal roof lined with white tongue in groove board, African fabric covered furniture, new locally made Ratan lighting, high efficiency white 3- blade ceiling fans, and AC units in the 4 bedrooms (for those who want them- many will not so that they can be soothed by the ocean/mountain breezes and the sound of the crashing waves).

You will now enjoy a covered chic seating area on the lower seaside facing terrace, and a covered front porch with built in seating. We will certainly preserve the many wonderful mid-century features of this home.

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 wonderful cook-housekeepers.
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 Vanecia 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 at the famous Pelican Bar for a drink.

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 an 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 Vanecia and Miss Elesha keep house for you, shop and prepare and serve all meals, and make it a very special vacation.
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Member since: 2000

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    A special treat is for Patrick to demonstrate how to open a coconut, drink the coconut water and eat the coconut jelly....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only. Not in the house....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

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


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    The main house is on one level. Many stairs to the pool and beach, however, assistance can be given....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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Villa Hikaru is one of the original villas to be built in Treasure Beach and is currently under a massive renovation project to be completed by November 30. Filled with charm and cool breezes this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa sits atop a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This u-shaped villa holds a large shaded verandah in the center of the house with all bedrooms exiting onto the verandah where you will enjoy taking your meals allowing you an amazing view of the sea while dining. Sun patios, shading gazebos, croquet court, cactus garden sitting area, swimming pool, tennis court and so much more is part of this expansive and newly renovated property. One bedroom has a queen size bed and 3 bedrooms have options of two single beds or a king size bed. Each bedroom has en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Vanessa and Elesha will prepare delicious breakfasts and dinners each day allowing you more time for rest and relaxation. Patrick makes sure the grounds, pool and seaside tenn...moreless


  • Books:

    Lots. Leave our Jamaica books for others to enjoy, please, but feel free to swap for homebound reading previous guests have left....moreless

  • CD Player
  • 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

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table:

    There's a pool table at The South Pole Bar located a hundred yards away; or learn to play dominoes as Jamaicans do....moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    Blue tooth stereo with CD player...moreless

  • Television:

    Smart TV. Bring your own movies and enjoy!...moreless

  • Toys:

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


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Perfect for snorkeling on a calm day, watching the fishing boats come in, or watch the waves crash over the reef. Sea turtles nesting June - Nov. Swimming areas using caution for the riptides....moreless

  • Beach View:

    One of the best views in town! Villa Hikaru is set on a rise above the sea allowing for an expansive view. Spot dolphins swimming by and watch the sun setting into the sea . . . spectacular!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Villa Hikaru is located right on the beach. The sea is scattered with reef and swimming areas with the local fishing boats moored at the end of the beach where you can find the catch of the day....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Our downtown consists of a few small shops and bars but we promise lots to see. Sit at the table under the tree at the Likkle Diamond cook shop, our version of an outdoor cafe on Main St. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Santa Cruz Mountains behinds us, and Great Pedro Bluff to the east, are responsible for near-constant sea breezes....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    One of the best views in town! Villa Hikaru is set on a rise above the sea allowing for an expansive view. Spot dolphins swimming by and watch the sun setting into the sea . . . spectacular!...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 the patio....moreless

  • Rural:

    Treasure Beach is the home of community tourism. We encourage you to walk out into the community and experience Jamaican life, culture, food, and so much more first hand....moreless

  • Village:

    Billy's Bay is one of four fishing villages in Treasure Beach. Very friendly folks will greet you as you pass by. Always a good domino game and cold Red Stripe at The South Pole bar and shop. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning and fans in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • 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

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Secure parking available...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Our staff will change linens twice a week and do personal laundry at no extra charge....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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

  • Fax


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Our cook/housekeeper prepares breakfast and dinner for you each day. She will get the food, prepare it, serve you and clean up afterwards. You just reimburse her for the cost of the food....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Miss Venesia leaves a coffee-maker ready to go; first one up just switches it on....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Our cook/housekeeper prepares breakfast and dinner for you each day. She will get the food, prepare it, serve you and clean up afterwards. You just reimburse her for the cost of the food....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    For rent. Inquire for details....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

  • Gazebo:

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

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A gazebo is located by the pool and on the sun deck for when you have had enough of the sun....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The acre and a quarter is heavily planted at the margins, with a lot of bearing trees; ask Patrick to name them for you....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Miss Venesia makes a mean jerk pork and/or chicken, roast fish and other treats on the outdoor charcoal grill....moreless

  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

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

  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available for rent....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    50-foot lap pool, never more than four feet deep, with shallower ellipse and underwater bench....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Introductory Rate
Jan 4 - Nov 1, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2018
7 night min stay

In Season
Jan 4 - May 1, 2018
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates



Rates are for a "base group" of four; 10% each additional person. Cost of groceries (our housekeeper will shop for you, on your instruction) paid separately to Don Noel, 141 Ridgefield St., Hartford CT 06112-1837. Call or email for details:, (861)713-9960.

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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Montego Bay
40 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Several local bars a short walk from the villa
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Local restaurants and "cook shops" walking distnce
60 Metres
Nearest Beach
Out our front gate

Car: Not Necessary

Treasure Beach, known as the home of community tourism, is an unspoiled series of fishing villages a half-hour east of Black River. We have been offering experiential tourism before that term was even thought of. Check out for a listing of some of the available tours of the area. But the best feature of a holiday in Treasure Beach is meeting and mingling with the local folks. We are proud of our community and can't wait to show it off to you! Our community is made up of fishermen and farmers who can show you how we fish and farm here. We are especially proud to be the 2nd largest sea turtle nesting area in Jamaica and from June - November you can witness this amazing occurrence. Whether you love to hike and bike, sit back in your lounge chair, or do a bit of both Treasure Beach is the place for you. We promise once you live it, you will love it and you will want to return often!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2016

Why Treasure Beach, Jamaica:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

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  • Hikaru means to shine

    Hikaru means to shine

  • Perfect for a night swim

    Perfect for a night swim

  • Pathway to the beach

    Pathway to the beach

  • Secluded beaches

    Secluded beaches

  • Beautiful sunset

    Beautiful sunset

VRBO #184971

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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