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Charming Villa Overlooking the Ocean 4 Great Golf Courses

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa



About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

This lovely villa sits on a hill overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Ocean. The veranda is the hub of the villa and runs the entire length of the villa. Outdoor dining is on the veranda. The humming birds will entertain you while you enjoy a relaxing breakfast starting with wonderful tray of local fruits. The well appointed indoor living area is off the veranda. There you can watch TV or play backgammon or chess on the Jamaican made backgammon table. Read from the library of books or play many games. There are four bedrooms with four baths. All bedrooms have twin beds which can be made into kings. Two bedrooms open onto the veranda. One bedroom has its own private veranda is round in shape and overlooks the ocean and the pool. This bedroom has an outdoor shower as well as indoor bath with shower. The fourth bedroom is a separate building round in shape with a garden bath and lots of privacy.

There is a wonderful staff of four. Cassie the best housekeeper on the Island, Bajee is the cook who will shop, cook and prepare dishes to delight you, Miss Coolie is your laundress and will care for your clothes and linens daily. Steven cares for the two acres of fenced gardens, pool & your every need. You will be pampered.

Skibereen is within walking distance of Half Moon Bay Resort One of the finest in Jamaica. There you will find horseback riding, water sports, duty free shopping, fine dining. The villa is within a few miles from four great golf courses. Several of which honor villa discounts. The courses are: Half Moon, White Witch, Cinnamon Hill and Ironshore. It's a golfer's paradise.

Tipping: 20% of the $3600.00 weekly rental is the requested gratuity. Laundress only works 5 days and shorter hours. Cook and Housekeeper receives a larger portion. Pool/Houseboy receives a little less. However he works the most hours. He wakes very early and goes to bed when you do. Life is very difficult on the Island If you wish to leave extra it will be very gratefully received. Keywords: Villa

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017


We are a family of four. We own and operate several restaurants and golf courses in the U.S. I manage the Restaurants; our Sons work The Golf Courses in the U.S. Mr. Smedley designed & built the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Jamaica in 1972. The country was at that time under communist control. It was a very difficult time. Very hard to get equipment or supplies. He did however get a hiatel hernia from the stress of working with the communist government. The Government has changed - we love the Island especially the people. The Course has had some changes made. One of the best holes removed and Mr. Smedley's name has been removed from Course. If you play Cinnamon Hill mention the Smedleys to the caddies.

VIRGINIA SMEDLEY purchased this villa in 1989

Why VIRGINIA SMEDLEY chose Montego Bay

We have been going to Jamaica since the 1960's. When building the golf course in Jamaica we fell in love with the Island and decided to buy a vacation home. We are golfers and this area is a golfer's paradise. We also wanted to share the Island and our wonderful home with friends and family. We now want to share our paradise with the world.

What makes this villa unique

Skibereen is secluded, very private and secure. A privacy fence surrounds the entire 2 acres. I love sitting on the veranda watching the birds and the ocean. I enjoy walking the property and visiting the fruit trees and humming birds. We are so close to fun things to do and are surrounded by golf courses, tennis, water sports, horse back riding, fine restaurants and duty free shopping. All this within 5 minutes of the Villa and I do not feel the pressure. Skibereen has the most loving staff on the Island. They take such good care of everyone.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Charming Villa Overlooking the Ocean 4 Great Golf Courses
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Virginia Beach, VA USA

Fantastic value!

  • 5 of 5

Skibereen is a charming villa and is a great value. We have been twice over the past couple of years, and feel like this is truly a "home away from home". Miss Cassie (Housekeeper), Steve (Facilities), and Donna (Laundress) take great care of you, and Bajee's food rivals any fine restaurant. We also hired Newman, a local driver who knows everyone in town, and all the places to go (and not to go). The facilities are a bit dated, but very clean and comfortable. The view is beautiful and the villa has a private pool and plenty of games and activities to keep everyone busy. We had visits to our villa from a local souvenir saleswoman (no pressure), a local fisherman selling fresh fish that Bajee cooked that evening, and a lovely masseuse who provided several of us with excellent massages. We highly recommend this villa - you will have a wonderful, relaxing time and won't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa with a wonderful staff, in an exclusive, gated community. Gorgeous pool overlooking the nearby beach. Food was incredible. Cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This villa is fantastic! Our stay was so peaceful. The staff is absolutely fabulous. When I left I felt like I was leaving family. Everything is very well kept and the grounds are beautiful. We can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We're always please when guests enjoy their stay. I agree the staff is wonderful and make the stay special. Do hope we will see you again in the future. Discounts are given to return guests. Virginia
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You'll feel like a new person!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Skibereen Villa three times now and I can honestly say that it is the most relaxing vacation spot ever. From the moment you land at Montego Bay, you don't have a care in the world. Newman, the driver, will pick you up with a warm smile, help you with your bags, and stop at the market for you on the way to the villa. When you arrive you are greeted by Miss Cassie and her staff and you feel like you are a million miles away from any cares or worries you might have had at home. The grounds and gardens are lush and beautiful- a botanist's delight, attracting all kinds of birds and butterflies. The villa itself is beautifully appointed and decorated in a rich tropical decor. The beds are comfortable, the pool is fresh, clean and invigorating, and the freshly chipped ice is always set out for your afternoon cocktails. Every evening, dinner is a delight. With beautifully embroidered linens, fresh flowers and delicious local fare, you couldn't find a better meal anywhere in the city. Montego Bay and the surrounding areas are full of great things to do, from local beaches to river rafting, to climbing waterfalls. But sometimes the best days are just hanging out by the pool reading a book and listening to the ocean in the background. We also love taking a day trip to Negril which is super easy and fun with Newman as your guide. He knows all of the best places to stop including some secret beaches that are amazing for snorkeling and local food. It's also a lot of fun to go down to the Rose Hall Resort for a meal, a massage, tennis lesson, or horseback riding.

This home is a wonderful place to get away from it all with friends or family. I highly recommend it and cannot wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Islip NY

Excellent place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to stay, look no further! I have been staying at the villa for at least 6 years now for a nice 9-10 day vacation. The staff is excellent and are very helpful. There was at most 11 people staying here one year and it was a blast. The frills is gorgeous and the ground and the views are speculative. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone who is seeking a great vacation. This is your home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am always pleased to get reviews and especially pleased when guests find everything as we promise. Do hope to be able to serve you in the future. Returning guests are given a discount. Have a wonderful Christmas and the best of New Years. Yours, Virginia
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Berwyn, Pa

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six, which included two twenty year olds and two teenagers, had the most amazing vacation and experience at this property. The beautiful scenery, the house, the pool and last but not least, the incredible staff made our stay memorable. Cassie was an absolute pleasure, always smiling and helpful with every need. I cried when I had to leave her. Bajee was a chef that we hadn't anticipated! Everything was delicious. We went out to dinner one night, but wished we stayed at the house! His breakfast meals were especially good, have him make a lobster omelet left over from last night's dinner! Coolie made our clothes look like we never saw before! And Stephen was a true gentleman and worked around the clock to make our stay perfect. He was out in the early morning and the last one going at night.

Our driver Newman was absolutely the best! He was with us every day and never steered us wrong. He was open for suggestions and suggested places we never would have found on our own. We enjoyed every minute with him.

The owner was extremely helpful when preparing for our trip. We felt well prepared. The home is beautiful and so well maintained. Go and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

We are located in a lovely community overlooking the Half Moon Resort. Are within walking distance to one of the finest resorts in Jamaica. On property there is a Volley Ball Court, A shuffle Board Court & Pool. We have total security & a very fine staff of four to tend to your every need. They will shop, cook, clean & wash & iron your personal clothing daily. No need to carry lots of chances of clothes. We have a fine driver with van to take you where ever you might want to go. He will take you on two day trips and as many local runs as you desire. His price is $600.00 per week. Your driver can recommend and take you to all the local interesting places to see. There is excellent shopping close by and four golf courses. Three are very well maintained championship courses. Beaches are within 10 minutes from the villa. Fine Restaurants are within minutes. The food at the villa is every bit as good as the finest restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Coral Gardens Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
In Season
Nov 7 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Out of Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit is nonrefundable. Owner discretion for refund of balance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Coral Gardens Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (?), Twin or Single Beds (8), Baby Cribs (1) All twins can be converted into king beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fully staffed (4) All meals will be prepared for you. You pay for groceries. Full size Shuffle Board Court, Volley Ball Court, Security fencing around 2 acreas, Security System in all rooms

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