Our villa has three bedrooms (two with King beds, one with Twin beds), three bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, powder room, dining area, seated balcony off the upstairs, pool, poolside powder room, and a moon garden located down the path in the plush rainforest surrounding the property. The windows have wooden slats, allowing the beautiful tropical breeze to come through at all times. Built in 1970, it represents the classical architecture of its era, with original Terrazo floors and classic iron work. Private and spacious, it offers the perfect intimate getaway as well as a fabulous family vacation.
The house is walking distance to the famous Blue Lagoon and a few minutes away by car to the Frenchmen's Cove beach. The Boston Bay Beach (and Jerk spot), Winnifred Beach, the Blue Mountains, Reach waterfalls, and the town of Port Antonio are also very close.
The house is equipped with high-speed wireless internet, though guests should note that the house's location, surrounded by trees, makes service susceptible to weather at times. We do have a corporate account, though, with 24 hour customer service and they are guaranteed to fix any problems within the day.
There is a flat screen television configured for Apple TV, so guests may use their iTunes accounts to access online content.
There are four staff members at the villa, three of whom live there full time in the separate rooms on the back side of the house. Our house manager will be your main contact for anything you need during your stay, our housekeeper is the sweetest person ever, and our very talented chef will prepare as many meals a day as you like during your stay. Our gardener does not reside on the premises but is there daily.
Portland, with its capital town Port Antonio, is a parish located on Jamaica's Northeast coast. It is one of the rural areas of Jamaica and is known for its great beaches. It extends from the highest peaks of the Blue Mountains, down to the North coast, and is noted for its fertile soil, beautiful scenery, and fine beaches. The parish lies in the direct path of the northeast trade winds, and the Blue Mountain ridge to its south traps the moisture causing the parish to have the highest rainfall in the island. It is noted for fine beaches, such as Frenchman's Cove, Boston Beach, Winifred, and Dragon Bay. The very famous Blue Mountains are also located in Portland, as is the world-famous Blue Lagoon, which is believed to be the crater of an extinct volcano. The lagoon is an almost landlocked cove with approximately 55m (180 ft) of water. Rafting on the Rio Grande is also a tourist attraction.
Boston Bay in Portland is an area well known for its famous "jerked" foods, including chicken, fish and pork. It is a fun spot where locals surf and skateboard.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway or nights on the town, Port Antonio is a great destination. There are very few tourists relative to other Jamaican vacation destinations. The small town of Port Antonio hosts music concerts, culinary festivals, and sound system dance parties, while nearby luxury hotels such as Geejam and the Trident offer fine dining, spa treatments, and the like.
The house is a 2.5 hour drive from Kingston Airport, and has private parking.
You can rent a car, or hire taxis. If you're not comfortable driving, we recommend hiring a car to pick you up at the airport, and taking taxis locally. Our staff can help arrange local transport.