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Castle Cove Villa spectacular oceanfront property with private cove & pool

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


About the property

Royal location with Jamaican beach house style!

Outstanding Oceanfront property with amazing sea views! $500-$800/night for 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Rates vary per season. Outdoor bathroom and shower by pool. Recently renovated, new bathrooms, new kitchen, all modern appliances, expandable 12+ person wood dining room table, new living room furniture, new ocean front pool with 6 in pool bar stools, new ocean front Gazebo. Castle Cove Villa boasts unique stone oceanfront patios for swimming, sun bathing, and snorkeling. The snorkeling and scuba diving in the cove is superb! Bring your snorkel and mask. This is unique private property for large families and groups. Perfect venue for corporate events and romantic sunset weddings.The villa is 5 minutes to the 7 mile beach, 5mins to the world famous ricks café, 1min to local restaurants. Daily maid service. Nightly armed guard security. Grounds keeper on site/ manager on site. Laundry on site (fee). FREE Cable TV and internet. Life vests available. Driver and chef available upon request (fee). If planning a stay longer than 2 weeks, each additional night is discounted $50 All guests have access to pool, gazebo, cove and grounds. We have a large gas grill for your use. PA speaker system available for $25 day to stream music and play by the pool. Laundry on site $15/load done by maid returned folded. Tour guide service available. Cook available extra fees. We are a family run Villa and love to spoil our guests with personal attention! The property manager lives on site.

Property Manager
Kathryn and Andrew Hanson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Jamaican patois/creole
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Kathryn and Andrew Hanson

This is our piece of paradise. We reside in Boston Massachusetts and travel back and forth to enjoy our villa in between guest visits. Kathryn is a dermatology nurse practitioner and Andrew is an accomplished Reggae artist known as Kappo. Andrew has performed all over the Caribbean, he was the main performer on Royal Caribbean cruise ship Freedom of the Seas. We met on a cruise, fell completely in love and we were married at Castle Cove Villa on 11/22/2014. We bought the villa in July 2014 and we have renovated every room, bathroom and patio. We purchased all new furnishings and continue to improve the comforts and amenities for your enjoyment and ours!

Kathryn and Andrew Hanson purchased this villa in 2014

Why Kathryn and Andrew Hanson chose West End

This property offers a unique and private setting with unmatched ocean front views. We have local people there to provide assistance and guidance. We provide first hand intimate attention to your group and guests!

What makes this villa unique

Direct huge 1/2 acre ocean front property and patios with entire cove that is private for your enjoyment. Direct ocean access for swimming and snorkeling. The snorkeling is amazing. you are sure to see many tropical fish, starfish, coral formations, we have seen an occasional small eel and beautiful sea horses. We know the locals and we have the exciting opportunity to have our guests picked up right out front on our oceanfront patios.


West End Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , Main house has a full bathroom downstairs and a 1/2 bath
    Outdoor shower and bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower near pool area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • All suites have full bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Royal purple room Suite 4 - 2 queen , Oceanview with private balcony
    Majestic Suite 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Huge Suite Private sitting room, balcony and oceanfront bath
    Enchanted tropical Suite 3 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Covered porch with Garden view
    Coral kids room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , This room is on the fist floor it has a shared full bathroom
    Seamist ocean view room - 1 queen , First floor. beautiful ocean front view
  • Additional guests may stay in each suite upon request
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Castle Cove Villa spectacular oceanfront property with private cove & pool
average rating of 4.45 based on 20 reviews

Great place for a great price.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the entire trip. From Demar to Vincent and all in between, it was a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This property is beautiful and spacious and very clean. There was 14 of us and we really enjoyed our stay for the most part. We had a few issues I think could be settled with better communication with owner and her staff, and someone to give a orientation of the property. A information/orientation book for guest at the house would be great. Housekeepers should be optional to allow time to sleep in if you like or if you just prefer to do it yourself which is why we get a home on vacation. The tile stairs in the home and outside are various heights but same type so they are hard to see and slippery, some type of marking for safety would be great, please be careful we had a few tumbles. Also if you need to use a taxi I highly recommend using someone outside the property we found $10 a ride/ per person to Hi-Lo about a mile in half was WAY to EXPENSIVE (that would have been $140, look for Dale or Lisa they were very reasonable and very safe, and legal taxi drivers. Please be mindful that the sidewalks to the pool are VERY slippery and there is no gate to the stairs leading down to the cove if you have children or too much to drink. I would recommend staying here as long as you have clear communications especially around the laundry, housekeeping and security (they like to sit on the porch uninvited) and mindful of the stairs. You could not ask for a more beautiful and peaceful place. Owner seem to get irritated with us related to a laundry issue, staff wanted to charge $10 for a cup of laundry detergent but there was nothing about that in the contract only to find out staff was incorrect in charging us for laundry we were doing ourselves. Even though we had a few bumps in the road it doesn't take away from the beauty of this property and the overall good time we had here. I believe they are striving to have a really great place and you can tell.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was exactly as described and pictured.

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at the property with 2 other couples while we were in Negril for a destination wedding. Before our arrival we were well informed on the check in process and what to expect upon arrival. From the minute we got there we were very well taken care of and the staff was great. Throughout the stay the house was cleaned daily by the housekeeper and we utilized the transportation provided. We had to go about 3 miles to the resort multiple time throughout the weekend for the wedding festivities, and although the transportation was pricey compared to calling a taxi on the street, it was very reliable so we thought worth it. I would absolutely reccomend staying there to anyone interested and stay there again myself. Overall, we had a great experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Choice for Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This might sounds like I was probably paid or given some incentive to write this review but honestly it's really difficult unless you're an extra picky, non-easygoing person to find much wrong with our stay at Castle Cove.

First up there has to be some way to get Castle Cove to show up on Google Maps/Waze but we were able to find it pretty easily nonetheless using two nearby hotels as landmarks. The owner Kathryn was super helpful from day one answering question after question giving us all the info we needed before our stay and upon arrival the staff was even better. Mama U, Ms Jackie, Tall Man (driver) and Neko (owner's son) were all very accommodating to our every need. The amenities were sufficient. The layout of the house was good for us as well (11 guests). Ms Jackie did an excellent job of making sure the house was always clean after she left. Tall Man drove the ladies around whenever they needed transport (they noted he was an excellent driver btw). Mama U was always available whenever we needed her. Neko was always around to answer questions, make suggestions on where to eat and lime. He provided us with the hookup for everything additional we need while there (good looking out on the scooter rentals).

On the downside there were one or two minor issues with the doors and locks, probably because of the proximity to the sea but my entire group is from the Caribbean so we're all familiar with those issues. Slight water pressure problem in the downstairs bathrooms but not to any major inconvenience.

Kathryn was always available whenever I called or sent a message. So too was Neko. I'd recommend this to anyone looking at places to stay in Negril, Jamaica hands down.

The snorkeling in the cove below was excellent. We took countless videos and pictures while in the water and saw a decent number of fish too. The bike/scooter rental was another highlight (be careful on the roads though drivers are a bit aggressive). Kool Runnings water park is a must visit for water slides, paintball and go karts. 3 Dives jerk center is the place to go for jerk chicken and festival. Jumping off the cliff at Rick's was a bit scary but you feel accomplished after doing it.

P.S I hope the next island we decide to vacation in Kathryn has a house there as well!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa, Staff and Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Jamaica at the Castle Cove Villa! I'd like to start by saying the negative reviews must be coming from those that have never vacationed in the tropics - this villa is great & one of the nicest villas we have stayed at with our family in the Caribbean! The villa was clean, beautifully decorated with island tropical decor and offered an absolutely stunning view of the ocean! Our kids went snorkeling in the cove daily, enjoyed the pool and we were all well taken care of by Ms. U and Nikko. We were a taxi ride away from Rick's Cafe and awesome beaches, which we enjoyed. We also ate at the neighboring restaurants and bought fresh fruit from the man on the outside corner of our lot. 11 of us stayed and all were very comfortable and content with everything. Did we have some ants? Some, not bad - any issue we had was quickly cleared up by the staff. This is just part of the Caribbean, just like the wonderful heat, relaxing atmosphere and gorgeous views of the sea! For anyone looking for an amazing place to stay in Jamaica, I highly recommend this villa. Katheryn, the owner, was very nice to work with and her family running the villa became our friends. Someday I hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This is a great property. It has everything you need, and the location, and view is unbeatable. The people are so nice. You can feel their genuine warmth. The guide named Demar will take care of you. You can count on that! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ciao Jamaica across the street
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Negril Hills Golf Club 10mins away
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ciao Jamaica 1min away
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
7 mile Beach
Car: not necessary

Ricks cafe is 5 mins away. 7 mile beach is 5 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $200

A credit card must be on file in case of damages. We are renting by the suite so the rates vary per room

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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