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Staffed Villa with Private Pool, Spectacular Ocean Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 4 bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Cabarita Lookout is perched on a hill adjacent to Noel Coward's ''Firefly'' , fourteen miles east of Ocho Rios, with breathtaking views in all directions. Sea view verandas are spacious and perfect for outside dining and sunbathing. A sparkling turquoise pool invites visitors to cool off while enjoying the amazing views. Private beaches offer opportunities to snorkel and enjoy the wonders of the Caribbean. A van and driver are available from 7 am to 9 pm for Ocho Rios attractions like Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain, Dunn's River Falls, The Blue Hole, White River Rafting, Reggae Beach, Fern Gully and the reggae-inspired nightlife. Our fabulous cook, Sharon, will prepare meals to your specifications. Cabarita Lookout is the perfect spot for friends to gather or families to makes memories. We want our home to be your ''home away from home.''

On Arrival: Sparkling turquoise seas, the verdant northern coastline, dazzling sunrises, tropical flowers and lush vegetation welcome you to Cabarita Lookout. Relax by the sparkling pool, enjoy a massage by Racquel, our in-house board-certified masseuse, dine under the stars and step into a new way to vacation. Escape the hustle and bustle of super clubs and tourism and enjoy your new home in Jamaica. Our villa was completed in 2009 on the historic Wentworth estate, known to be the illustrious Captain Henry Morgan’s historic lookout and sitting adjacent to playwright Noel Coward’s dramatic estate “Firefly.' Elegant yet cozy, we want our home to be your “home away from home.” On your arrival, you’ll be greeted by Cutty, your driver and new “best friend.” Cutty has a wealth of knowledge about Jamaica and will be happy to share the lore of his land. When arriving at the villa, you’ll be greeted with a rum punch by Sharon, both a fabulous cook and meticulous housekeeper. Breathtaking views await you.

Our Location: Cabarita Lookout is located in close proximity to James Bond Beach, Dunn’s River Falls, Dolphin Cove, The Blue Hole, Reggae Beach and Fern Gully. For the more adventuresome, try rafting the White River, exploring Black Sands Beach or deep sea fishing with local fishermen. Or just kick back and relax around our sparkling pool. Sharon’s cuisine ranges from local to international. You are free to design your own menu.

A Private Getaway: Cabarita Lookout comfortably sleeps three families or three couples with extra beds available. The van and driver are available 7 am to 9 pm during your stay. Whether you are looking for an active family vacation loaded with activities for you and your kids or just a quiet private getaway with friends, Cabarita Lookout promises memories you’ll treasure forever.

More Details

Property Manager
Pamela Bliss
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About Pamela Bliss

My husband and I have had a love affair with Jamaica for over 30 years. The first year we visited Jamaica we were taking a drive east of Ocho Rios when we rounded a corner and saw the most spectacular coastal view we'd ever seen. My husband said, 'Some day we'll have a home with this view.' Little did we know, 12 years later we would be volunteering in orphanages in just this location! After 9 years of volunteer work, we found the perfect property with the view we had fallen in love with 20 years earlier. We purchased the land and built Cabarita Lookout! While we still bring mission teams to stay at Cabarita Lookout, we have also opened the villa up to guest rentals.

Pamela Bliss purchased this villa in 2009

Why Pamela Bliss chose Jamaica

We actually purchased land in a location we love and built our own villa. As described earlier, we believe Cabarita Lookout has the most spectacular view in all of Jamaica, a land and people we love. Cabarita Lookout is located about 30 minutes from Ocho Rios in a quiet community atop a hill, sitting adjacent to Noel Coward's estate 'Firefly.' We are close enough to Ocho Rios to enjoy its fine dining, night life and beaches, yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet our hilltop perch affords. Cabarita Lookout views the Caribbean and northern coastline, yet we are surrounded with lush vegetation including banana, mango, lime, papapa and ackee trees. Our caretakers, Cutty and Sharon, have also planted a vegetable garden which provides fresh lettuce, tomatoes, squash and beans. Cutty goes to the sea for fresh fish and lobster and Sharon adds the fresh fruits and vegetables from our land. Cabarita Lookout is a unique property that provides the perfect getaway for the more adventuresome or for those who just want to kick back around the pool and take in a view they'll remember forever.

What makes this villa unique

The benefits of staying at Cabarita Lookout are many. Sharon, our cook, creates fabulous meals out of fresh fruits and vegetables and local fish and chicken. We love rafting on the White River, watching turtle hatches, snorkeling in private reefs and climbing the many waterfalls. We have our favorite lunch spots - Bamboo Blu and Christopher's at Hermosa Cove! Each morning I love to swim laps in our amazing 'pool with a view.' I love to dine at Toscanini's Restaurant in Ocho Rios and enjoy the night life. I love to sit on the master suite veranda with a glass of wine and melt into the view. I love to have breakfast on the veranda and watch the sun rise over Jamaica. I like to hike up to Mason Hall School, a primary school my husband and I support with a free breakfast program and salaries for additional teaching staff each morning! But most of all I just love being at Cabarita Lookout, 'far away from the maddening crowds,' and looking out on our little piece of paradise.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From the amazing meals to the Black Sand Beach, I have had the vacation of my life. Sharon has been an absolutely incredible chef; Cutty is my new best friend; and the Blisses have made the past two weeks something that I will be telling stories about for years to come. Jamaica (and the view from the house) is BREATHTAKING. A home away from home is an understatement, I truly feel that I have found something that allows me to forget the worries of home and enjoy the beauty of my surroundings, which is not complete without mentioning the people of Jamaica, by far the most welcoming people I have ever encountered. Pam and Ed have made my time in the awe inspiring country that much more amazing. If I am fortunate enough to travel back to this country there is no question that I will be staying at Cabarita Lookout! Best wishes and many, many thanks.
Jul 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Montego Bay Airport is about a 2 1/4 hour drive.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
1/2 mile.
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
30 minutes away in Ocho Rios
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
2 miles.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
2 miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bottom of the hill.
Car: not necessary

Cabarita Lookout is located 14 miles east of Ocho Rios and about 4 miles west of Port Maria. It is adjacent to Noel Coward's famous ''Firefly'' Estate in St. Mary. Cabarita Lookout boasts one the most beautiful views in all Jamaica. The villa is conveniently located near attractions like The Blue Hole, Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain, Dunns River Falls, Bamboo Beach Club, Bamboo Blu and James Bond Beach. The Montego Bay Airport is a 2 hour drive from the villa. The roads are good and the scenery beautiful. It's an easy drive.

Amenities

Port Maria Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The main floor bathroom has a double open shower to accommodate extra guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • The queen bedrooms have drop down sofas with two twin mattresses. Perfect for a couples with children. If there are no children, you have the perfect sofa! Cabarita Lookout is ideal for 3 couples.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If guests have special requests just ask, we are flexible and accommodating. Regarding meals, a complimentary dinner and breakfast are available on arrival. After that our chef will prepare breakfast and dinner with guests providing groceries. Our chef can shop for groceries or guests can purchase on their own. Kitchen is always available for guests to make their own lunches and snacks.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Staffed Villa with Private Pool, Spectacular Ocean Views
average rating of 4.894737 based on 23 reviews
Nashville, TN
5

Beautiful villa w/ stunning views & amazing staff!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a truly wonderful and memorable experience in Cabarita and Jamaica. The villa itself reflected the love and care of its owners, and we instantly felt welcomed and at home. Cabarita's staff is amazing! Our experience in the villa was made all the more comfortable by Sharon and Paula’s spectacular cooking, caretaking and warmth. Cutty is a well of information and all around wonderful to have around. We were very sad to leave and when we were dropped off at the airport the my 6-year old nephew saluted Cutty and stated, “all hail to Cutty”! The children are still talking about the beautiful villa, Johnny Cakes, bread pudding and catching geckos! And the grownups are so grateful for being so wonderfully spoilt!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I'm so happy you enjoyed Cutty, Sharon and Paula as much as we do! And especially your nephew! The "All hail to Cutty" makes me smile! Please come back! Pam
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5

Secluded and Relaxing Experience. Great vacation and great staff support while there.

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation with unbelievable views from anywhere on the property. Cuddy and Sharon are great. We were able to take trips to a few village towns that had isolated beaches (we were the only ones there) with sandy sea bottoms and clear blue water. These beaches even served drinks and had hot food available. The 5 of us were very comfortable (2 teens, 1 young adult, and 2 adults) in the house and while being driven to our daily destination. I would recommend not doing all the highly populated destinations and find a trip or 2 that take you off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matt! I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed Cabarita Lookout and Jamaica. And particularly happy you experienced some of the off the beaten path places that my husband and I so love!
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5

Breathtaking Views Amazing Staff

  • 5 of 5

This scores a 10 out of 10 for our family. The home is located at the top of the hill with views that are so incredible. The home is appointed very nicely and was very comfortable for our family. We traveled with a party of 7. The staff could not have been more accommodating. Sharon and Paula were wonderful. Sharon's meals were wonderful; in particular her curried goat! Cutty is an invaluable source of information and always ready to take us wherever we needed with a smile. Really a dream vacation. We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy your stay was all you'd hoped for and thrilled that you will be returning! I agree with you on our staff...they are absolutely the best and we are blessed to have had them since opening the villa 9 years ago. They are truly like family! Pam
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5

The Real Deal

  • 5 of 5

Cabarita Lookout is everything the website says and more. Beautiful villa with plenty of room and privacy for 5 of us. Sharon's breakfasts and dinners were superb. Gourmet with fresh, local fruit. Cutty, the driver of our van, is so nice and helpful. He suggested places to go and got us there and back in air conditioned van. Great side trips. Don't miss the Noel Coward Museum next door. And it was relaxing sitting poolside and just reading. The whole family will love this. Chuck in Broomfield, CO.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntingdon Valley, PA
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

My family and I felt that we just got back from heaven. It was the best vacation that we have ever been on. From Cutty, to Sharon, Paula, Devin, Johnny, Billy and Zeko it was awesome. The view from the villa was breathtaking and I could not stop looking. Cutty was so nice and very helpful and accommodating. He had coffee with us in the morning and answered all of our questions. the only time we went into Ochi was for groceries. We enjoyed the local flair. We went to Pablo's for dinner for one night. We went to the Blue Hole, Bamboo Beach, Noel Coward's estate and went hiking on your mountain. Cutty procured us fish and lobster and Sharon spoiled us with her Jamaican cuisine. She made all native dishes and we thoroughly enjoyed them. I cannot say enough about your villa. The best thing that happened there was on Wednesday at sunrise my younger daughter got engaged. We had no idea but her boyfriend planned it that way. We are trying to suggest a destination wedding. If not, we will definitely be back soon!

Thank you again for sharing your "heaven" with us.

Helen Flack and Family

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The place to stay on Jamaica's North Coast

  • 5 of 5

Where do we begin? As first time visitors to Jamaica, we couldn't have hoped for a more perfect, comfortable place to stay than Cabarita Lookout. Sharon's food was fabulous, and Cutty, our driver became my husband's new BFF. Sitting on the pool deck, watching the sunrise was a sight to behold. We took in Dunn's River Falls, The Blue Hole, Mystic Mountain and were even lucky enough to help baby sea turtles make thier way to the ocean. When we weren't busy being tourists, we were relaxing by the gorgeous pool. It may have only been a week, but the memories will last a lifetime. We will most definitely make a return trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabarita Lookout's weekly rate of $2190 (May-November), $2790 (December-April) is for up to 6 guests. Over 6 guests, please add $250 per guest per stay. This fee includes an 8-passenger van and driver, cook and housekeeper. A complimentary dinner and breakfast on arrival. After complimentary meals, traveler pays for groceries. Airport transfers included, traveler pays additional fuel for side trips.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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