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High Life Villa-Real Jamaica. Private 30 Acre Estate Negril, Ja

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

180* View Of Western Caribbean Sunsets 4bed/4.5 Staffed Luxury Villa

Experience Real Jamaica. Quietly nestled in the hills above the West End, High Life Villa offers a private escape from life. The moment you enter the property through the lush Coconut grove and ascend the mountain through the towering palms flanking the driveway your senses will be flooded with the beauty of the Jamaican countryside. Upon arrival at High Life you will be greeted by the staff and given a tour of the 4 bedroom 4.5 bath Villa. The main house offers kitchen, dining, and living rooms, as well as the master wing and one guest suite each having private on suite baths. The connected guest house offers a bar area, sitting library with a collection of great works of literature, one guestroom, one separate bathroom, and one guest suite with on suite bath.

Situated on 30 private acres, this retreat is yours to enjoy and explore. The caretaker, Daniel, will guide you on the property to see the 15+ varieties of fruit trees, escort you though the community garden to view the produce growing from the fertile Jamaican soil and observe the farming techniques used by the resident farmer, and introduce you to Ginger and Daisy, the coveted Donkeys that graze this paradise. If the aesthetics of this landscape aren’t enough, this lush tropical oasis has fragrant blooms year-round.

Enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the Caribbean by the pool and unforgettable sunrises from the rooftop tanning deck. In the mornings enjoy a book in the thatched Cliffside Cabana as the country side of the West End comes alive; in the evenings unwind looking to the north to see the famous Negril Lighthouse, the western most point on the island. Spend the day relaxing by the 44,000 gallon swimming pool while listening to the tranquil sound of the cascading fountain, or enjoy a day trip to any of the nearby attractions. High Life is situated just minutes from great restaurants, bars & water activities that dot the West End. Whether you desire peace, quiet and relaxation, or an excursion into the town of Negril or another nearby attraction, High Life has it.

Enjoy your meals prepared onsite by private chef Shane Parkinson. Shane wonderfully showcases the bounty grown on property at each meal. Meals are traditional Jamaican fare served family style for you and your family/guests enjoyment. You will experience the national dish of Jamaica, Ackee and salt fish, the famed “breadfruit,” curried chicken, and jerk dishes that rival all others. Plan with Shane to receive Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee service each morning along with a platter of local fruits and toast, a Jamaican breakfast served typically mid-morning, refreshing afternoon fruit smoothies, as well as a traditional Jamaican meal each evening. Meals can be enjoyed in any of the four dining areas of your choosing, dining room, rooftop tanning deck, poolside, or in the Cliffside Cabana. Please let the chef know of dietary restrictions and any food dislikes.

A driver can be easily arranged for you by the staff. Travel to High Life is an easy drive from Montego Bay airport. We do have reliable van operators to get you from Montego Bay and can be arranged for airport pickup/drop-off as well as day excursions to Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum, YS Falls, Black River, or any other areas that may interest you.

Your stay at High Life will include:

Housekeeping service

Towels and linens

Security by Onsite Caretaker

Personal Chef

Additional Services for fee (paid directly to provider):

Message Therapist

Tour Operator


Gratuities Not Included

High Life Villa not appropriate for those with disabilities or children due to steps and terrain – Each guest must be registered and paid prior to stay. High Life is a quiet zone & proudly boasts no television, phone or disturbance of any kind. It is simply ocean breeze and tranquility. Owners and Management are not responsible for any loss - $1000 refundable incidental deposit required and 50% of trip due at time of booking, balance due 14 days prior to travel. Payment in US Dollars by Certified Funds or Wire to Arvest Bank (the Wal-Mart bank).Some guests have elected to use Western Union. This is fine as well, you will need to select same day option for pick-up, and add a $25 service charge for this payment option. Exclusive use is not guaranteed without prior written agreed terms and monetary concessions as there is an additional cottage on premise. Parties staying fewer than 7 nights are charged a rate of $125/person/night and are due in full at booking. No exceptions. Incidental deposit promptly refunded the week of your return less any cost incurred outside of agreement or any accidental damage. Long term rental or purchase available, inquire.

More Details

Chris Rix
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Chris Rix

We are professional people that enjoy life to the fullest and know how to have a classy good time.

Chris Rix purchased this villa in 1986

Why Chris Rix chose Jamaica

High Luxury with a direct connection to Mother Earth. It is a fairy tail setting in the tropics with all the gifts the tropics allow without any headaches of everyday life. We DO NOT have TV or PHONE. We DO have a full staff that will wait on your every need or disappear completely. There is nothing better than sipping your morning coffee out of Silver coffee service and watching the ocean with very distant sounds of the island waking for the day.

What makes this villa unique

All Private to the Villa-

Dreamy Pool with Mermaids tiled in the bottom & a very polite fountain dripping at the deep end.

Coconut Grove

Prize Mango trees

Alvacado trees

Beautiful flowering tropical plantings

Non-resort TRUE Jamaican fare prepared for you and to your desired liking at the times you prefer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When we arrived we couldn't believe how beautiful it was: we drove up the long driveway past coconut trees, baby goats, mango trees, avocado trees and Daisy the donkey. The gardens are perfect and the view out onto the sea from the terrace is so amazing and calming. We ate breakfast up there every morning and it felt so good to eat the fresh fruits that had just come off the trees. Shane, the in house chef, cooked the best food ever: delicious jerk chicken and jerk fish, curried goat, pork ribs... He bakes too: incredible banana bread and other cakes! He was also our go-to point for places to go and things to do and he showed us the best places. The bedroom are spacious and lovely, especially the master bedroom which has 6 French doors that look out onto different sides of the grounds. The swimming pool is crystal clear and we swam day and night. We felt very safe and relaxed. The beachcomber is very close and the sea is perfect. Wonderful snorkelling! We'll definitely be back soon!
Apr 2015
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Negril Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Wing - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Cabana Suite - toilet , shower
    Ocean Air Suite - toilet , shower
    Coconut Suite - toilet , shower
    powder room - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Wing - 1 queen
    Cabana Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Steps from the pool, sitting area, private bath
    Sundeck Suites-Ocean Air Room - 1 king , Balcony overlooking the ocean.Private bath & sitting area
    Sundeck Suites-Coconut Room - 1 king , Private balcony-just steps from the wet bar area and pool
  • Large Master Wing with walk in closets, spacious bath, 18' vaulted wood ceiling, large private lanai. All rooms have Ocean view. All rooms lock and have baths.
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The cost of High Life Villa is $75.00 USD per guest per night. Parties staying fewer than 7 nights is a cost of $125/guest/ night. How does this work with your lodging budget? All guests must be registered. There are no additional fees or taxes charged. Half of the stay is due at booking with the remainder due at minimum 14 business days prior to travel with the exception of parties staying fewer than 7 nights- full fare is due. Housekeeper and cook are included for your convenience. Mandatory $300usd to staff-security, house keeper, chef. Tipping at the end of your stay is suggested. The beach is approximately 4 miles away. We do have several drivers we will share contact info if needed for either transport to and from airport or your whole stay. Food and alcohol is not included and we do not offer an all inclusive but the chef will shop for you.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I could not wait to sit down and write this review!! My stay was only for 4 days at the High Life Villa. I did alot of research on this property before I booked it being a female traveling alone to Jamaica. Prior to arriving I spoke with the on-site Chef Shane whom was inviting and attentive with what my food requests were. Upon arriving to the airport I was greeted by Des one of the drivers High Life Villa has available. He was the most energetic and authentic Jamaican soul you will ever meet. He made the trip from the airport to the villa memorable and super fun!!! "I got you covered" was his moto. :-) When we pulled onto the High Life Property I was greeted by Daniel whom is the grounds keeper. Daniel is the glue that holds the High Life together. I loved Daniel from the first time we sat down and chatted. He tends the 30 acre property by himself with no complaints and a warm smile. A hard worker that seems to put others before himself. Hes there but not there at the same time and you never feel as if your private time at the villa is being impeded by the staff. The staff at High Life make you feel as if you now have an extended family. The property is immaculate, SPACIOUS and lookS exactly like the photos. Susie, the keeper of the house, came daily to make sure my room and the home was in order. She had the most beautiful smile I had seen, a sweet girl, and moved around attentively doing her job. If your a large group traveling here you will not want to leave and can have a grand time. If you are a solo traveler as I was, you will here nothing but the local wildlife sounds, the rain from time to time and ocean waves crashing in the distance. The VIEWS cannot be explained. I was basically STUCK to the sunset view deck area where Shane served me my meals most of the time. Which brings me to Shane. Shane cooks like a 5-star Chef. I wanted all authentic Jamaican meals and he did not disappoint. From the Oxtails, to the Jerk chicken everything was good to the last drop. High Life is somewhere that has been permanently added to my yearly places to visit IF NOT MORE. If not for the staff it would NOT be the same as they are the cherry on top of this beautiful 30 acre property. With fresh fruits growing all around you, exhilarating views and great accommodations what more can you ask for? MANY MANY THANKS to my new Jamaican family that made this one of my BEST mini vacas to date!!! SEE YOU SOON!!!! Hugs & Kisses!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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High Life Villa is Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about the High Life Villa, the staff and the owner. This place is amazing with great views and lots of areas to relax. The staff made our stay very comfortable and the food was terrific. The beds were comfortable. The pool was awesome. The quietness was the best part. The property was amazing enough said!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is more beatiful than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

This place is hands down the best! Everything was superb including the views and the homemade Jamaican meals all day everyday. Shane's expertise in both the kitchen and general management was top notch, we couldn't be happier. We are forever grateful to have met the beautiful people at High Life villa and will be returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

I booked High Life Villa with a clear agenda of rest and rejuvenation. I vacationed alone as a middle-aged American woman. The property and surrounding acreage are splendid. By far the best part of this rental is the staff. Daniel is the caretaker and manages everything. He is on-sight and available, but not intrusive. Shane, the chef, is a remarkable and talented young man. He truly loves what he is doing as evidenced by the smile on his face. His food is wonderful. He is definitely the boss when it comes to the kitchen. Dez provided safe and fun transportation throughout my stay. This location is perfect--just close enough to West-end happenings, but secluded enough for complete isolation. I will definitely return as soon as possible. Chris made everything easy and was accommodating to short notice. Do not hesitate, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it Coming Back

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous place. Everything about it was great. The pool was exactly what you need on a hot day. The entire place was very welcoming. The staff were so pleasant and accommodating. The view was extraordinary, and the sunsets were unbelievable. Chris was totally easy to arrange with. Shane could out cook any Master Chef out there. Be sure to ask for local favorites. Dez was the best driver EVER. He was so pleasant and loved his mother. Definitely a mommy's boy. The housekeeper sweet as can be. Our gardener/security was always there when we needed him for a chat. Nothing about the place could be complained about. Good work on staffing your home Chris. They are well worth the trip!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If only we could have stayed longer...

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most beautiful dwellings I have ever seen. The architecture is original and profound, and the openness of the space made me feel one with the surrounding nature. It's a bit off of the beaten path, but the views of the ocean and Negril are breathtaking. The wonderful staff accommodated every need, and the chef (Shane) prepared thoughtful, delectable meals. The swimming pool is cool and clean, and every inch of the property is meticulously maintained. I give this place a 20/10, and I hope that I am able to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Montego Bay (MBJ)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Westender Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Jackie's on the Reef
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
7 Mile Beach
Car: recommended

Negril was a fishing village in the late 70's now home to a very diverse & interesting tourist destination. The exposure to real Jamaica is likely the best in Negril. Its all about the beautiful views on the West Side and the amazing Sunsets. There are ample dining and shopping locations. Grocery, Pharmacy and anything you need while away can be easily found. Money exchange is better in Negril than the airport, but US dollar is accepted everywhere. While at High Life Villa we have prepared a guide of tried and true locations for dining, shopping, snorkeling, beach combing, and must see attractions. There is no shortage of activity in the Negril area, checking into High Life will likely be all you need for the perfect get away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The cost of High Life Villa is $75.00 USD per guest per night. Parties staying fewer than 7 nights is a cost of $100/guest/ night. All guests must be registered. There are no additional fees or taxes charged. Half of the stay is due at booking with the remainder due at minimum, 14 business days prior to travel with the exception of parties staying fewer than 7 nights- full fare is due.

1/2 down at booking plus a fully refundable $1000 incidental fee refunded when you depart. Remaining 1/2 due 14 business days prior to arrival. Check, certified funds, wire transfer or direct deposit into Arvest Bank. As we negotiate the final price of the stay we will be open to specific agreed payment plans for your vacation time if needed.