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Ocean Front Villa 1 at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom ocean front Villa 1 with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.

Beautiful two bedroom Ocean front villa 1, large patio set in a tropical garden; the front lawn was used in the filming of the 2016 Season 20 finale of the Bachelor with Ben Higgins while staying at Brown Shuggah, Chukka Cove!

Conveniently located between the resort towns of Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay on Jamaica's North Coast, and tucked away at Chukka Cove Farm, Villa 1 provides unique access to a truly Jamaican experience.

Villa 1 is far from pretentious and it's staff, more so. It is a warm and inviting 'real' home set on a farm and hidden amidst pastures and lush foliage on the edge of dramatic ocean front cliffs in a rural setting. With recently upgraded furniture, newly renovated modern kitchen and second bedroom bathroom it's nothing like the mega all inclusives, sitting in a lovely groomed area shared with only five other villas. Here in the country, you may wake up to the sound of roosters, sometimes hear the neighboring dogs barking, can listen to the crickets and frogs songs at night. Of course, like all farms, the villa has its own resident cat fondly called 'Puss or Reds"' and the friendly neighbour dogs occasionally come for a visit and you can also see the horses grazing in the morning.

Come immerse yourself in the real Jamaica and soak your cares away in the turquoise waters of the cove or in the private pool used only by Chukka Cove villa residents. A safe place with security on grounds to vacation without being locked in a compound!

Your private paradise has a master and second bedroom both with full ensuite bathrooms on the upper level. The master suite includes a seperate living area with a futon, desk and sliding doors out to a small covered balcony with an incredible ocean view, the perfect place for your morning coffee. We recommend 4 adults and 1 child max. No smoking inside please..

Downstairs, the dining room boasts large folding doors that open onto an expansive furnished newly renovated patio. A powder room, modern kitchen and laundry room complete the lower level.

The cliffs at Chukka Cove are dramatic and extensive, great for exploring or simply listening to the sound of the waves crashing ashore. On calm days, a ladder takes you into the cool clear waters.

On property is a small sandy cove, safe and perfect for young children to swim and play. We suggest wearing water shoes. On days when the sea swells are up and you seek calmer waters, a two minute walk east along the edge of the polo field takes you to the spectacular Chukka Cove, a sheltered bay where the waters are always calm and cliff jumping, swimming and snorkeling are the order of the day.

What`s included?

* Check in (local time) at/after 3pm. Check out at 12pm.

* Payment is as follows: Once you request to book; the website will only charge your credit card their booking/service fee. Afterwards, a PayPal invoice will be sent to the personal email you provided for the first 25% deposit payment in order to confirm reservation. The balance is due via PayPal 30 days prior to your arrival.

• Friendly and attentive staff, led by Carleen, keep the villa spotless and prepare authentic Jamaican dishes. She can either accompany you to the grocery, selecting the best items at local markets or prepare the food you purchase.

* VIP arrangements for groceries with complimentary delivery services for pre-stocked items US$50/over from LFA Country Store, supermarket, deli, pharmacy & liquor. A credit account will be created for you to make payment the next day. All major credit cards accepted.

• Wifi & Netflix included and a variety of books if you are avid readers- there is no cable TV.

• Privately arranged, professional, friendly and experienced licenced driver/chauffeur for all your transportation needs from airport transfers to trips off property (pre-arranged rates).

• VIP 25% discounted rates for all Chukka Tours. The largest tour operator in Jamaica, award winning Chukka offers multiple locations and tours for your enjoyment. Villa 1 is located adjacent the original tour location Chukka Polo farm you will see over 100 horses head to the stables each morning for the famous horseback ride n swim tour or racing along the pathway pass the villas. Tours depart just a short walk from the Villa.

*Special arrangements for guests with large families of 8-10, looking for 4 bedroom accommodations, we have both Villas 1 and Villa 2 available. We will book and block your requested dates for both. It's that simple :)!

Trish is our reservation's manager (Villa 1 and 2) while Janet is our onsite Villa property manager. Contact us via Chukka site as well.

More Details

Zander Melville
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Jamaican Patois
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Zander Melville

Originally from Ocho Rios, we are a family of three brothers who live, work & play in Jamaica. Marc, Daniel Jr & I love our beautiful Island, 'The land of wood and water'. Dad built the villa in 1985 as a family weekend getaway to relax, unwind and play our favorite sport, polo. We work hard and we play hard!

We invite you to share our home away from home and enjoy the true Jamaican experience.

Zander Melville purchased this villa in 1985

Why Zander Melville chose Saint Ann Parish

The amazing scenery, breathtaking views of the cliffs and the Caribbean sea, as well as access to all activities at Chukka where it's always Play Time. It's safe, quiet and serene.

What makes this villa unique

The stunning view of the sea from the upstairs balcony offers an ambiance of tranquility and peace. The large landscaped grounds, and hidden coves provide the perfect getaway with picturesque sunrise and sunsets. The villa is fully staffed, sit back, relax and enjoy the simple pleasures!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yeah Mon, we had a perfect time at paradise villa with all Jamaican way of feel alright: Reggae festival in Ocho Rios, Bob Marley tour :), Dunn's River Falls and for sure Carleen cooking Jamaican dinner and breakfast; Ridley playing backgammon!!!

Thank's a lot for all you've done for us to feel like in paradise!!!
Aug 2014
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Saint Ann Parish Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder room - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , newly renovated
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Open concept bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be put together
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon sleeps 2 small children
  • Master bedroom has a king bed with a futon in the living area that sleeps 1 child/teen while bedroom # 2 has 2 single beds that can be joined together. * A playard is available/included for babies/toddlers. * 4 adults max and 1 child/teen. Any extra adult has to be approved, a nominal fee may be applicable.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Trish - Our reservation's manager, takes care of all bookings. Originally from Jamaica, now resides in Canada. She's more than happy to answer any questions you may have, provide quick travel tips to ensure your arrival experience a breeze. Miss Carlene, personal host/chef/housekeeper will meet and greet you on arrival. She's very informative, will assist with your Chukka excursion reservations on property. On-site manager (Ms. Janet Vaz) will assist with any local concerns or issues and also manager of the LFA supermarket, Deli and liquor. For all assistance, suggestions or help with any Chukka excursions or off-property locations please ask the above staff.


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Ocean Front Villa 1 at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 36 reviews
Pompano Beach, Florida

Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The surroundings were beautiful and not crowded. Trish, Carlene and the rest of the staff made everything super easy for us. The food Carlene made was amazing, we're still trying to figure out a way to get her to the US with us. Snorkeling was amazing and the fact that it was in our own backyard was even better. Cannot wait for our next trip to Jamaica and Chukka Villas! Thank you everyone for a fantastic visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Melanie. The service, care and attention we provide at Villas 1 and 2 are second to none.. it's what we do for our guests and Carlene provides that euphoric welcoming.. We look forward to your next visit. One Love!
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Incredible property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Carlene helped us with anything we wanted. We loved hearing the ocean every night once we went to bed. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us, we can’t wait to plan our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Andrew, it was great having you and we look forward to your return.
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Amazing place with an awesome view! Can’t be better

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! You just want to sit there and enjoy the view on the ocean! Karleen the cook is unbelievable! Every day she surprised us with a new amazing dish! Kids were snorkeling and jumping of the cliffs every day! Lots of stuff to do nearby amd you can walk to the supermarket if you have no car. You will not regret your stay

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heike, Glad to hear the family had such an amazing time. You've become Villa 1's extended family now and we look forward to having you back next year :). All the very best for the rest of the year. One Love!
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The property could not be any more beautiful!

Clarene took extremely good care of us.... made us feel like family!

She did the cooking which took the pressure out of traveling daily to restaurants. Really allowed for much more relaxation! We ate out 2 times.... and honestly.... wish we would have stayed to eat with Clarene.

The kids loved all the swimming, cliff jumping and diving. My wife loved that she could lay around all day in the shade relaxing!

Highly recommend Villa 1!

Bert Waldrop

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review Bert. Glad the family had such an amazing time, we will pass on your kudos to Carlene, she is indeed a Gem! We look forward to having you next time. All the best and One Love!
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Beautiful Surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for adventure or relaxation .

Perfect for a family or couple.

Lovely market up the street that delivers food and beverages. (I would not bother with the other markets you'll pass along the way. This place is clean, fresh and well managed. No hustle from anyone!)

Bat cave a short walk/swim away. Must see if the sea allows.

Nice snorkeling the opposite direction.

If you like adventure, you could not choose a better location. Whichever direction you head, adventure is a short drive away. On location are horseback riding and ATV tours.

Truly a hidden gem. Definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback Kathi, it was a pleasure hosting you and your husband. We look forward to your return. OneLove!
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Perfect place, secluded spot, wonderful cook!

  • 5 of 5

The house is comfortable, king size beds are awesome, the tiny beach is completely private. There are accesses by ladders to the sea. Carlene is a wonderful cook, she makes her own spicy sauce that is delicious, and so many Jamaican specialties. There is a grocery store within walking distance (less than 10 minutes), a bit more expensive than going in town but practical. Neighbors are friendly as well. The manager (Trish) is very responsive to each email. It was a great week.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Thorne. We're glad to hear you had a great week, Carlene is nothing less than awesome! We look forward to having you back. One Love!
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Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chukka Cove Farm pub and Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Runnaway Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Northcoast High Way, A1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Multi-Scotchies, Sharkies, Miss T
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Mammee Bay, Chukka Cove & Runaway Bay
Car: not necessary

Villa 1 sits on the cliffs that were used in the filming of the 1973 film “Papillion” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, and in 1985 Walt Disney’s mini series “Return to Treasure Island” was also filmed at Chukka Cove.

The cliffs were also used in the filming of the recent 2016 Season 20 finale of the Bachelor with Ben Higgins while staying at Brown Shuggah, Chukka Cove!

*VIP arrangement for Golf at the Runaway Bay Golf Club.

* Avis car rental in Ocho Rios office, free pick up (availability).

*VIP arrangement with LFA Country Store supermarket, complimentary delivery service.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Cancellation: If you wish to cancel or change your reservation, the first change is free; all subsequent changes will incur a US$25 admin fee per change. Deposit will be refunded as follows minus US$25 admin fee:
Over 90 days prior to arrival, 100% refund
61-90 days prior to arrival, forfeit 25% of deposit
31-60 days prior to arrival, forfeit 50% of deposit
30 days or less days prior to arrival, forfeit 100% of deposit which will be credited towards a future stay at Villa 1. There will be no refunds due to airline delays, weather or acts of God. We recommend flight or trip cancellation insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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