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On the Very Edge of Perfect Discovery Bay, Fab. Swimming, Sea Haven is Heaven.

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Located on a private waterfront acre, Sea Haven is a traditional West Indian house dressed in a miracle of colour. Periwinkle blue exterior, sunshine yellow inside, with a barrel vaulted blue sky ceiling and yet more sea to view on a trompe l’oeil wall. Antiques include a 200 year old twig rocker made by slaves, and tortoise-back mahogany dining chairs which came from Admiralty House in Port Royal and were used by Admiral Lord Rodney, and Lord Horatio Nelson when he was an ensign. Four comfortable air conditioned bedrooms with baths en suite. Free high speed wireless internet. The living room opens wide to the 60' foot verandah, which is a feast of pickled wicker, draping vines, and more colour. Barbecue, hammock, gazebo, kayaks, snorkeling gear. The best cook on the 'strip'!

A bird 'feeding tree' frames the view and dapples the gazebo, and in the afternoon, the plunge pool. On one side of the waterfront is a built-up sandy area, and on the other cut-stone steps lead you to perfect snorkeling and the off shore raft. The butler is the chef and will serve you in the dining room, on the verandah, or 'al fresco' by sunlight or by candlelight, according to your whim. Pluck a naseberry, sweetsop, Mugulba mango or Julie from a tree and surrender to the pink warm glow of the sunset across the azure bay.

Less than an hour from montego bay's airport, discovery bay is absolutely unique, an incredibly clear, blue, beautiful and placid body of water, a perfect sheltered horseshoe bay, one mile across, protected by coral reefs.

This “strip” of houses on the eastern shore is colloquially known as both “millionaire’s row” and 'Jamaica’s riviera'. It is now the villa destination of choice in Jamaica and although many owners try to take advantage of our popularity by listing nearby (or distant) homes, there is only one Fortlands road, only ONE Discovery Bay.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    As always with any house near water, children must be watched by pool and at the sea front....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    The Jamaican Ministry of Agriculture does not permit pets to be brought into the island....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    On the verandah....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We can install ramps on the very few steps. Wheelchair access to the sea is difficult....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    Mini-split a/c, view of sea, wall TV, free overseas phone...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Opens to verandah, view of sea....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Twins can be made into King. Garden view....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Twins can be made ino King. Garden view....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    En suite....moreless

Other Amenities

  • An account is opened at the local supermarket in your name which you settle prior to departure. Full staff cater to your every whim. After serving you dinner and part-way locking up, staff go to their near-by homes. A night watchman remains on duty between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am. Staff can arrange for a heavenly masseuse to visit!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A variety of books provided. We ask that you not remove the 'special' ones....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games provided....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Both satellite and cable are provided....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large flat screen TV...moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    A wonderful view across the one mile sheltered horseshoe of Discovery Bay, a designated marine conservation area. The water is a particularly intense blue here....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Right on the water's edge, steps into divine swimming. A built up sandy area has been made for children. Listen to the murmur of lapping waves from your bed....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Antique mahogany table and 200 year old 'captain's' chairs. Trompe l'oeil. Pass through wet bar with icemaker....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Silent mini-split air conditioners in all bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed adsl wireless internet, free....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided including pool towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large flat screen TV....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Regular land line, free overseas calling phone, cell phone is provided for your use....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Staff will do your personal laundry - no cost....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Very well equipped with Calphalon commercial pots, spode crockery....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large well equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    New side by side stainless steel HUGE fridge/freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    'Vulcan' stainless steel commercial 6 burner....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Various areas with loungers....moreless

  • Golf:

    Runaway Bay competition golf course is 7 miles distant....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks are provided....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo by the water with outdoor dining table. Can also be screened with gauze curtains for massages....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nearly an acre of garden with tropical plants and shrubs including mango, sweetsop, guava, nasberry, in season....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stone barbecue down by the sea....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    60 foot long verandah....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    6 sets of snorkelling gear are provided....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    11 feet by 21 feet. Entirely tiled in blue mosaic tiles, tilted bench, 16 jets....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September SPECIAL
Sep 4 - Oct 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,000
Summer 2
Oct 5 - Dec 14, 2016
5 night min stay
$572
$4,000
Winter (High) Season
Dec 15 - Dec 19, 2016
5 night min stay

$4,998
Christmas
Dec 20 - Dec 26
7 night min stay

$7,000
New Years'
Dec 27 - Jan 2
7 night min stay

$7,994
Winter (High) Season
Jan 3 - Apr 13
7 night min stay

$4,998
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$571

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes:

PLEASE ask about our low rate for 1-2 bedrooms. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. In the event of cancellation, full refunds less US$100 admin fee will be made WHEN THE SPACE IS REFILLED. This is almost always possible but is not guaranteed so we recommend travel insurance to cover this eventuality. Full refunds will be made in humanitarian circumstances at the sole discretion of the villa team.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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Location

39 Miles
Nearest Airport
Donald Sangster International, Montego Bay
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Local
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Runaway Bay Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
North Coast Highway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Local and nearby towns
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Puerto Seco Public Beach, Lot Owners' Beach

Car: Recommended

Discovery Bay is a fishing village of about 4,000 of the kindest, friendliest people imaginable. It is about 40 minutes from Montego Bay and about 30 minutes from Ocho Rios which are the tourism capitals of Jamaica and there are a huge range of many activities and facilities, from swimming with dolphins, canopy rides, mountain biking, dog sledding, to groceries, banks, duty free shopping, art galleries, restaurants and night spots. Here is every imaginable convenience and recreational activity. I have done many of the activities and tried most of the restaurants and will be very happy to make recommendations!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: Born in jamaica to english parents, i have been going to Discovery Bay since i was about twelve years old and longed for a house there of my very own. Thirty years ago I found my dream spot! This beautiful place has seen my children grow up and been my joy and comfort through every one of life's ups and downs.

Why the Owner Chose Discovery Bay, Jamaica:
Although this house was not huge, it had about an acre of private garden, wonderful swimming and I could see it's potential. Lacking the capital for a grand build I needed to find a place that could be slowly enlarged and improved, and this was it!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
I fell in love with the music of the murmuring water, turqoise through the bird feeding tree, surrounded by friends' homes so with proximity yet privacy. Being the most elevated of all the houses along the 'strip' it also gathered whatever cooling breezes blew, and I also found Alfred Miller, who has been my butler, support and friend through 30 years. Alfred has finally retired, and has passed on all his skills to dear Elva who, with 25 years' service, is now our mainstay.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Beautiful Sea Haven

    Beautiful Sea Haven

  • Sea and Pool (21' x 11')

    Sea and Pool (21' x 11')

  • Half moon pool, bench, fully lined with blue mosaics, 21'x11' and has 16 jets.

    Half moon pool, bench, fully lined with blue mosaics, 21'x11' and has 16 jets.

  • This pano bends the verandah but it captures the essence

    This pano bends the verandah but it captures the essence

  • Dining - under trompe l'oeil blue sky, clouds and butterflies.

    Dining - under trompe l'oeil blue sky, clouds and butterflies.

  • Master bedroom, has 32' flatscreen

    Master bedroom, has 32' flatscreen

  • 3rd bedroom

    3rd bedroom

  • Broughtonia sanguinea

    Broughtonia sanguinea

  • Entrance courtyard and garden.

    Entrance courtyard and garden.

  • Darling Alfred, now retired after 29 years - his delightful concoctions remain!

    Darling Alfred, now retired after 29 years - his delightful concoctions remain!

  • The divine water of Discovery Bay

    The divine water of Discovery Bay

  • The incredible water of Discovery Bay

    The incredible water of Discovery Bay

  • Divine Discovery Bay

    Divine Discovery Bay

  • Verandah dining

    Verandah dining

  • 180 Panorama of the living/dining - bends the room but gives the atmosphere!

    180 Panorama of the living/dining - bends the room but gives the atmosphere!

  • Living room with its' soaring barrel vault ceiling. TV is 40' flatscreen

    Living room with its' soaring barrel vault ceiling. TV is 40' flatscreen

  • 'Beach' bedroom, now has 32' flatscreen

    'Beach' bedroom, now has 32' flatscreen

  • 4th bedroom

    4th bedroom

  • Brassavola

    Brassavola

  • Oncidium Luridum

    Oncidium Luridum

  • Beautiful Elva - 22 years at Sea Haven and going strong!

    Beautiful Elva - 22 years at Sea Haven and going strong!

  • On the right, cut stone steps go into 2 feet of water;left, a ladder into 6 feet

    On the right, cut stone steps go into 2 feet of water;left, a ladder into 6 feet

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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