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Rainbow Tree - an Expansive, Beautiful, Custom Villa

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)


Enjoy Rainbow Tree - as so many others have done, time and time again. Wash away your stress in ambiance conducive to quiet romance. Recharge yourself. Luxuriate in a tropical climate with cool sea breezes in the driest part of Jamaica.

Rainbow Tree is an award-winning, custom-designed, and custom-built villa. It is situated on the most beautiful property in Treasure Beach - five and a half very private acres directly on the Caribbean Sea. It provides a private haven for vacationers who seek an out-of-the-ordinary retreat from workday hassles. your accommodations are gracious, spacious, functional, and beautifully decorated.

There are nearly 7000 covered square feet to enjoy, both inside and on the covered verandah that encircles the home. Ceilings are 17-foot cathedrals, with overhead paddle fans throughout. There are two master bedroom suites with king-size beds plus three more bedrooms, each with two twin beds that can be made into kings. All bedrooms are air-conditioned, though the delightful breezes usually make their use unnecessary. Walk-in closets, four large bathrooms, and a powder room enhance your comfort. The expansive living room extends 30 feet along the sea side of the villa. The separate dining room seats up to ten. A breakfast bar complements the kitchen. Books abound in the greeting room/study.

Rainbow Tree has High-Speed Wireless Internet access, TV with a DVD , and a good sound system. There is wheelchair access to the entire villa. There is a beautiful cactus garden on the mountain side of the villa - a wonderful place to sit with your morning coffee and watch the hummingbirds.

Your staff of three full-time and two part-time professionals will do their utmost to make you comfortable and turn your vacation into an experience you’ll want to repeat again and again. However, your privacy is absolutely respected at all times.

You will awaken to fresh-squeezed orange juice and the aroma of just-roasted Jamaican mountain coffee. The staff will select the finest fruit, vegetables, fish and lobster; prepare three meals a day; clean; handle your laundry needs; maintain the grounds; and keep the sparking pool crystal clear. Loving nanny child service is available at a moment’s notice - at nominal cost.

You can virtually live on Rainbow Tree’s huge, covered verandah. And, you need only walk a few feet from the veranda to Rainbow Tree’s lovely pool, complete with thatched gazebos. A wide, sandy, reef-protected beach runs along the entire property line. The sea is a snorkeler’s dream and beckons to swimmers.

Comfortable airport transfers and private guided tours of a host of delightful area attractions are available. Particularly large parties can rent Rainbow Tree in conjunction with Rainbow Point, our other Treasure Beach villa. Our staff members are used to working in concert and can serve special meals or dinners together for your combined group.

Keywords: Free-Standing Villa

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Peter Kennedy
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Peter Kennedy

We are “island people,” having lived in the Caribbean—and having traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and Pacific. We moved back to the US from St. Croix in 1980, realizing we needed a more stable environment in which to raise and educate our children. (Karen concentrated on technology and healthcare marketing, and Peter worked in sales and customer service.) We found Treasure Beach when we were searching for a sweet and unspoiled place in the Caribbean to visit—and first stayed there in 1985. We immediately fell in love with the people, returning as often as we could. We purchased 5-1/2 beachfront acres in 1988, designed Rainbow Tree, and had it carefully constructed from 1989-1991. (Because we lived in the Caribbean, we understood the special design and construction considerations.) Our staff has been with us since 1990. We have become an integral part of the community and regard Treasure Beach as our second home. Karen heads Treasure Beach Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to providing educational opportunities for the students of Treasure Beach.

Peter Kennedy purchased this villa in 1991

Why Peter Kennedy chose Treasure Beach

Treasure Beach is well outside the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas of Jamaica. The residents are decent and hardworking—and they call tourists “guests.” Treasure Beach has a casual, laid-back feel. When we had the opportunity to purchase 5-1/2 acres—what we thought was the finest land in the area—we jumped at the chance. We have had a relationship with our employees for 20+ years; they delight at making our guests feel as comfortable as possible—and are largely responsible for our exceptionally high rate of return guests and referrals.

What makes this villa unique

Our land extends from the road to the beach. The villa itself is superbly designed and constructed. There are 17-foot cathedral ceilings throughout, keeping it airy and cool. All rooms and closets are oversized. The living room alone is 30 feet long and has several seating areas. All bedrooms have cross ventilation, and A/C is available in each; all mattresses are custom-made to hotel standards. The villa is full of original Jamaican art and photography. Large verandahs surround the house, providing numerous areas to relax. The 30 foot freshwater pool has a large deck, a gazebo, and two sun shelters. We recently added an outside kitchen in which the staff prepares amazing Jamaican meals including jerk chicken and pork. The sound system has speakers inside and outside; wi-fi is there if you care to keep in touch with the outside world. Our villas manager is available to take you on delightful day trips. Loving, responsible nanny service can easily be provided.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rainbow Tree in particular and Treasure Beach in general make the most unique, perfect vacation imaginable. The Treasure Beach community is friendly and welcoming but quiet and off the beaten path. There is plenty of opportunity to relax in the community with nearby adventures and sights to see whenever you want to get out. Floyd's Pelican Bar, the Black River, and YS Falls are at the top of that list, though there are plenty of others as well.

Rainbow Tree is by far the best villa Treasure Beach has to offer. The property is well kept, private and huge. The views of the sea are straight out of a magazine. The villa is situated above the water, offering a cool breeze at night, and a secluded beach is just a flight of stairs away. There is plenty of room both inside and outside for the peak 10 guest capacity, but it is also perfectly comfortable for a couple. Though the breeze is generally sufficient for a cool night's sleep, modern air conditioning, piping hot water and a backup generator ensure you are always in control of your comfort level.

As nice as the community and the property itself is, the staff is what makes it an unforgettable trip that keeps our family coming back every chance we get. The long-time caretakers have all been there for well over a decade, most since the villa first opened. They deliver an amazing experience that cannot be summed up in simple words. From the excellent cooking of a wide range of food to the spotless condition of the rooms and grounds to the genuine desire they have to ensure every customer leaves feeling like they created lifelong memories, they set a high standard that stands out from any other vacation we've had.

In short, it is hard to imagine a better place to vacation for couples, families, groups of friends and other gatherings.
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Treasure Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 2 Master suites with bathrooms. Bedroom 3&4 share a bathroom between. Bedroom 5 has own bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into King
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into King
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into King
  • King size beds (2) Each of two Master Suites have King-Size beds., Twin or Single Beds (3) Three bedrooms each have two twin beds, that can be made up as King-Size beds., Baby Cribs (2) Up to two Cribs are available on upon request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
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average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Secluded retreat with breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Rainbow Tree for the sixth time and will keep going back. We love relaxing by the pool and hanging out in the hammock hanging from an almond tree overlooking the ocean. The beach is pristine and very private. On several occasions, we were the only people there and we never saw more that three other tourists. So peaceful! A world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Staff, Miss Jenny and Miss Laura, are so warm and friendly. And they prepare authentic Jamaican meals using locally sourced ingredients. Much of the fruit came from the property! Go once and you too will be hooked!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are gratified by the large number of repeat guests that we experience, yourselves included. I blame it all on our staff! Many thanks.
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Chevy Chase Maryland USA

Repeat Visitor Always Amazed

  • 5 of 5

As far as the eye can see

there are no clouds

The pale blue sky gives testimony

to the sparkling sea stretched beyond

I lie under the grape tree

mesmerized by the sound and sight of the waves

Listening to the sway of the grape tree leaves

I am a returning guest who enjoyed the restful solitude and withdrawal from the intensity and demand of urban American life. On previous visits, I have taken boat trips exploring Black River, eaten fried fish at Floyd's in Billy's Bay and dined at local restaurants across the road. On this visit I immersed myself the joy of doing "nothing". I was nourished in body and soul by the people and the place. I was greeted, fed and cared for by the staff who have been at Rainbow Tree for 25 years. They are the Treasure.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warrenton, Virginia

Absolute paradise for a perfect quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow Tree is spot of heaven way off the tourist-beaten path in a little fishing village with the kindest people you've ever met! You're surrounding by the stunning beauty of nature, delicious meals, and the thoughtful care of a top-notch staff who have been there since it was built over 15 years ago.

It's perfect for a group of 6-8 looking for a quiet, peaceful, and truly lovely getaway. We love rising with the sun with delicious coffee on the veranda and enjoying the gorgeous light on the ocean. After three amazing meals, walking the beach, lots of poolside chatting and reading, and perhaps an excursion somewhere, we're falling asleep to the sound of the waves by 9 pm! Laura, Jenny, Calvin, and Aman make the experience incredibly special and love knowing you appreciate their efforts. Don't hesitate to visit with them!

Peter and Karen Kennedy, the owners, are the BEST! They're high-integrity people who have taken great care in creating a place that people want to visit time and again. It is their home away from home, and it's obvious they have a lot of love for the property, community, and most especially its people. Once you book they provide a comprehensive and very helpful guide of instructions and guidance for your Jamaica visit that most villa owners would never take the time to compile for their guests!

I've been to Rainbow Tree 3 times and intend go to back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We tank you for your kind remarks. You are always welcome.
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Asheville, NC

Superior in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at Rainbow Tree Villa was the best vacation we've ever had. We experienced the "real” Jamaica in real style.

Aman, the Rainbow Tree driver, picked us up at the airport and from that moment until he dropped us off two weeks later, we felt like the most important people in the world.

On the way to RT, Aman took us shopping to get what we needed at all the right places. He knows everyone everywhere you go and is a wealth of knowledge about every square inch of his native country.

Upon stepping out of the van at Rainbow Tree, we were greeted not only by a riot of color from the bougainvillea flowers, but the extraordinary staff — who has been taking care of RT guests for many years. We had fabulous and authentic Jamaican meals, hors d’oevres and cocktails prepared by the wonderful Laura and Jenny. (They also make killer grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade potato chips!). With the utmost discretion and proficiency, they made sure every corner of the villa was sparkling clean, that beds were made every morning, ice cold lemonade was available on the veranda during the day and bedside water pitchers and glasses were filled at night. Laura and Jenny, having grown up in Treasure Beach, embody that warm, gentle and relaxed Jamaican hospitality. They are so friendly and sweet and truly care about you and want your vacation to be perfect.

The house has large and breezy rooms with handsome decor and a photo gallery you will peruse over and again of the beautiful Jamaican people and landscapes. The doors open to the expansive veranda with spectacular views of the Caribbean. You can spend your day there, poolside under the gracious palm umbrellas or on the beach a few steps away. All the while, Laura, Jenny and the rest of the staff are behind the scenes making delicious food and planning for your comfort.

Aman has his own boat and took us on a wonderful boat ride to Floyds Pelican Bar and exploring up the Black River. He knows the best swimming spots and on the way back stopped at a local, riverside eatery for grilled crab. It was a great day. He will take you anywhere you want to go while you are staying there.

You will fall in love with Rainbow Tree and the staff there. We can't wait to go back and would not consider staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a magical week at Rainbow Tree with our friends. The property is expansive and perfect for a relaxing vacation. The staff provided excellent meals and keep the house and grounds clean and groomed. Laura, Jenny and Calvin kept us well fed and cared for our every need. Aman is an excellent guide whether to/from the airport or taking us up the Black River. Shane is a first mate extraordinaire. The south shore is relaxing and Rainbow Tree is an extraordinary retreat. I cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much needed relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The real treasures of this Treasure Beach property are both the Owners and the staff. We had to make quick changes to a vacation we were scheduled to take to the Bahamas because of Hurricane Matthew. The owners of Rainbow Tree were so accommodating and nice-- they really put me at ease. The staff once we arrived was also outstanding. All our meals were delicious and fresh. The villa is large and well maintained. It is kept nice and clean by the staff. The children had a great time in the pool and the ocean. The grown ups relaxed on the beautiful veranda. WE took a wonderful trip to the Black River with Aman and his son Shane. This is a real must do! We saw the crocs had lunch at a great spot called Sister Lou's. It really was a perfect day. The vibe of this area of Jamaica is very laid back and peaceful. If you are looking to spend a day in the more touristy areas of Negril Aman will drive you there. I really recommend this part of Jamaica for leaving the hustle and bustle behind and spending a great time with your family and friends in a beautiful location. Rainbow Tree is a perfect spot to really get to know Jamaica and the wonderful people who call it home. Thank you Miss Laura, Aman, Miss Jenny, Miss Medita, Calvin, Shane, and Jason for treating us with the greatest hospitality and turning our vacation into an outstanding experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Montego bay
Nearest Beach
On Billys Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Numerous fascinating day trips by boat and vehicle, A superb staff that loves to share their Jamaica with you, will make you want to return again and again. Masseuse available to come to the villa.

Spa nearby.




Additional information about rental rates

Pricing is for 1-4 persons. Each additional adult over 4 add $300/week. For children 2-12: 1/2 the adult amount. Under 2 free.
Staff tips and food/drinks additional.
Maximum occupancy 10.
All Taxes included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.