Fenced and gated two acres within gated community- Round Hill membership
Michele McDonald and Glen McDonald
About Michele McDonald and Glen McDonald
We live in Canada, but I was born in Jamaica and have since traveled back for many vacations. As a child my parents brought me back to the island every summer and I have so many fond memories from these times. Now that I have children I want to share with them their rich heritage and help them to create magical memories of their own.
Michele McDonald and Glen McDonald purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Michele McDonald and Glen McDonald chose Montego Bay
Great River Private is a lovely neighborhood, gated and secure. there are only twenty one other estates in the well established property. The breeze from off the hills behind keep us cool and the view of the ocean in front keep us mesmerized.
What makes this Villa unique
Close proximity to some of the worlds most elegant resorts (Round Hill and Tryall), golf, tennis, night life. Shopping is also nearby and the airport is only twenty minutes away.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Parties with 25 total day guests allowed.
Wonderful bunk-bed room that sleeps four.
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
With a first time experience of booking a villa, my expectations were surpassed. The staff honestly made the trip everything and more, providing great service and security during our stay.
The only hiccups was not having the correct address when going through customs as the property is not listed with Montego Bay as the parish in the customs system. Also, The suggested 12% tip for the staff was actually requested by the property manager as if it was mandatory, but we certainly provided gratuity as fit.
Overall the stay was breathtaking and I plan to return soon and frequently.
Allamanda Villa is amazing ! Can not say enough about how wonderful all the staff is. Chef Gregory provided us with outstanding gourmet meals and Micheal was wonderful. The setting is breath taking, the pool area is absolutely perfect. Our family can not wait to go back.
Awesome place for a family vacation!
We spent a week here with 6 adults and 5 grandchildren ages 3-7. Great setting for us all! Staff are FANTASTIC. Great with the kids and adults alike. Wonderful chef that made kid friendly meals and dazzled us with gourmet food as well.
Would go back in a heartbeat!
“AMAZING” is the one word that describes Allamanda Villa and its wonderful staff!
After searching various websites to find the perfect property for our Montego Bay Memorial Day weekend trip, we happened to stumble across a true gem — the gorgeous Allamanda Villa. The villa is absolutely breathtaking and far exceeded our expectations. The four master bedrooms were perfect for the four couples on the trip, and everyone had enough space throughout the villa to come and go as they pleased. To my surprise, the villa was even more beautiful in person than it is in the pictures (and the pictures are stunning)! We could not have chosen a better property for our group. I must also note that booking the property was such an easy and smooth process. The owners, Michele and Glen, were very responsive and ensured that we had everything we needed in advance of our stay.
Michael (house manager) and the entire Allamanda Villa staff were top notch. They were extremely courteous, accommodating, attentive, and patient (you can imagine that it might be difficult to please eight strong personalities, but Michael and the staff made everything so easy breezy). The staff took care of every single detail without any of us having to lift a finger. Having access to a 24-hour driver was simply cherry on top. We were all quickly spoiled by, and truly grateful for, such first-class treatment and attentiveness.
Our group had an awesome trip, and we look forward to returning to Montego Bay and Allamanda Villa in the very near future! Thank you for making our visit such a memorable one. It was literally the best trip ever!
Thank you Shirlethia,
We truly appreciate your positive review. We care very much about our guests well being at Allamanda Villa and we are very gratified to hear that everything was to your satisfaction. Please consider Allamanda Villa for any of your future vacation plans, we would love to have you back again.
Glen & Michele McDonald
Our group of three families (6 adults and 6 children) had an absolutely amazing stay at Allamanda Villa. We cannot think of a single thing we would have changed. The house is impeccably clean and beautiful, with extremely comfortable bedrooms, stunning outdoor space, and a warm and very professional staff. The food was delicious - far better than anything we ate away from the house! - and Michael, the house manager, was always willing to fire up the blender to make killer margaritas, daiquiris, or pina coladas. Our children played in the spacious yard all day, and we relaxed by the beautiful pool. The owners were extremely responsive to our questions, and so easy to work with from booking through the end of our stay. This was the most relaxing trip we’ve ever taken with children for sure, and overall, a really magical experience.
Thank you very much, we always enjoy getting reviews, especially good ones! We are very grateful you chose Allamanda and we hope you return soon.
Glen & Michele
Wonderful Family Retreat
Allamanda provide our family the perfect getaway for three generations to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The staff was better than five star. They all greeted us at the bus as we arrived with drinks in hand. Junior, the butler, was always available to answer our questions and take care of our every need. Being an early riser Junior was there at 6:00 AM with fresh brewed coffee and juice. Our twin 3 1/2 year old twins were in the pool as soon as they awoke.
The property is exceptionally maintained by the entire staff constantly and is presented better than five star. Special recognition to Kingsley for his attentiveness to the pool daily and to Michael for making us all feel safe as he was on property for security each night.
I, and my entire family, would highly recommend this property for young and old. Thank you to Michelle and Glen for allowing us to spend time in your home. I hope that one day we will return.
Allamanda Villa is located twenty minutes drive west from Montego Bay airport in the exclusive gated community of Great River Private. The brand new Villa is a stones throw away from the exclusive resort, Round Hill, where villa guests enjoy beach club membership.