Why Selah Villa chose Runaway Bay
Selah is safe, secure and secluded yet not lonely.
What makes this Villa unique
Near enough to be convenient, yet far enough to be private and escape the crowds.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Outstanding vacation. Beautiful villa and wonderful staff
The villa is gorgeous. Beautiful outdoor areas by the pool and ocean. Wonderful areas for congregating or relaxing by yourself. There were kayaks and a paddle board, a tennis court and other activities available. Selah is a beautiful , well maintained house with large rooms and bathrooms en suite. Everyone had a beautiful outdoor view and the 3 upstairs rooms have balconies overlooking the pool and the ocean. The house is meticulously maintained every day. The staff is OUTSTANDING! They were all so nice. Chef Bonner prepared delicious meals for all, including special gluten free meals for one of our guests. They even arranged a special meal and cake for my son’s birthday. Oliver waited on us hand and foot, bringing us special drinks and snacks with a smile. Patrick kept the grounds very well groomed and Ann and Samantha kept the house spotless. And everyone was so nice and friendly! Suzie the manager provided us with helpful information about the booking and things to do in Jamaica. She guided us throughout our stay in a very friendly and helpful way. I really can’t say enough good things about the entire experience and I really look forward to going back. Kathleen M.
Love this property!
This villa is way more beautiful than it looks in these pictures. Spacious, clean, stylish, a gentle breeze runs through the home. It is pure heaven. The pool is lovely, the beach is steps away and there is a cove you can paddle board and snorkel in. Truly wonderful!! Tennis courts, gardens we literally fell in love!
** That said please be advised to pay the staff gratuity on CC NOT CASH!! ** As the owner requests to do prior, we did not get around to it before we left and thought it would be okay to pay cash upon departure. Big mistake, there was a discrepency once we dropped the cash gratuity with Patrick and did not ask for a receipt. The staff were wonderful while we were there, the issue arose after we left. In particular the chefs Ryan and ShellyAnne were great and we hired a driver with van Shavar who was the best!
BEST.VACATION.EVER. My week at Selah Villa was wonderful. If you haven't seen the photos, Selah Villa is beautiful. It's a stone's throw from Jewel (the former Hedonism resort), and features its own private beach, tennis court, and a wonderful pool. It comes with all the accoutrements you'd expect, even including two kayaks (a twin and a single) and a catamaran.
The staff is AWESOME! Patrick, Ryan, and Lesreen took care of our every need. They were always surreptitiously in the background, ready to assist us at a moment's notice. Occasionally we would take a nap, and Lesreen would re-make our bed again! Ryan's cooking was awesome, we never felt any need to head outside for a restaurant, having a marvelous meal with a superb ocean view nightly was spectacular. Ryan was terrific at customizing our menu and keeping everybody fed and happy.
For those not familiar with Selah Villa, the staff purchases, delivers, and prepares the food, the vacationer pays for it. Ryan helped us manage our groceries and food bill very well.
The tennis court is great. I was a bit disappointed that the tennis court didn't have a net strap.
The snorkeling and scuba here is world class. Great snorkeling in Selah Villa's own little private bay, as well as the rocks by the Jewel resort. Great reefs out there with plenty of aquatic life. There is a sunken ship and plane nearby (about 60 feet down) for those that are scuba minded. The Selah Villa private beach features a couple of palapas with hammock and plenty of loungers on the beach.
Loved the pool and jacuzzi. It's a forty foot square infinity pool. Water is warm and inviting. The near end is super-shallow for adults to lounge around in, the middle area is shallow for kids to play around in, and the far end is deep enough to swim in. Plenty of pool toys for everyone.
The tech at Selah Villa was good. Two LCDs, one with netflix. Good selection of movies. PC and wireless. Probably the biggest glitch I experienced was the internet speed. Most of the days there I experienced frustrating sub-dialup speeds. Resetting the router did help for a while. For the last two days of our trip we got decent speeds, no problem. Your mileage may vary.
It's not an inexpensive vacation, but when you factor in the fact that the rental rate plus groceries is all you need, it's not as bad as you'd think. You have to spend your time on this world somewhere; this is one of the finest places to do so. Five stars.
A group of 7 stayed through the Holidays at Selah and it was a complete delight. The sea was the eighth member of the group and was with us every moment of the trip. I have been in withdrawal since my return, craving the beauty of the sea and the endlessly fascinating lullaby. We jokingly-but accurately- decided it was a tree sloth vacation. No one moved very fast or very far. There are some reported patches of moss from the endless splashing about in the poll or hot tub or lagoon.
The staff is superb. I am not used to being treated that well and it was a very nice experience. We felt that Patrick, Rhyan and the girls made every effort to anticipate our comforts. They were engaging, friendly and very efficient.
If your vacation goals include indulgent pampering and fabulous beach napping, Selah is worthy of your attention.