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Secluded Villa For Up To 8 Persons With A Panoramic View Of The Caribbean Sea

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 En Suite Bathroom Family Owned And Operated Property

Your Jamaican villa awaits! Our spacious four (4), air conditioned bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, are tastefully decorated in a calming Caribbean style. While we imagine you won’t be spending much time inside, the living room is quite comfortable for game nights or watching a movie or cable T.V. Our large pool deck is perfect for entertaining whether for simple cocktails around the pool and/or a large sit-down dinner.

Built overlooking a cliff, our villa includes three (3) terraced decks with impeccable ocean views; perfect for relaxing in or out of your hot tub, doing yoga or enjoying your breakfast in the morning sun, all whilst listening to the waves crash below.

Our home is safe, secluded and secure, located behind a security gate with a 24-hour security guard on the premises. Our onsite activity/information binder offers a plethora of useful information In addition, our housekeeper is always around to answer any questions and make the most delicious meals

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Owner
Monica McNeil
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Monica McNeil

Our idyllic villa was a dream come true. Happily married for over 28 years, we purchased this home as our private escape. We've treasured many memories here and we want to share it with visitors who wish to create their own special memories in Jamaica. Our daughter Nadine, a former contractor with the United Nations, is now an internationally recognized yoga instructor and is available upon advance request. There’s nothing like enjoying relaxing yoga on one of our three (3) terraced decks overlooking the sea.

Monica McNeil purchased this villa in 1989

Why Monica McNeil chose Jamaica

We chose our location because it is less than two hours away from Kingston, Jamaica's capital, and Montego Bay, the perfect location for a day trip. The area has a smorgasbord of restaurants and activities such as White River, Dunn's River Falls and the Rio Nuevo Battle site, just mere minutes away. If you’re a foodie you’ll delight in the fantastic Italian food at Toscanini, just minutes away from us.

And now, with the opening of the Ian Fleming airport less than a 10 minute drive from the villa, guests may arrive via private plane. The legendary Firefly restaurant is closeby, as well as the famous Golden Eye hotel. This area is also known for the filming of the first ever James Bond film, "Dr. No".

The construction of the new highway makes Montego Bay less than 2 hours away.

What makes this villa unique

We know our groups! We have extra equipment including tables and chairs. Enjoy the warm ambiance with fairy lights in the trees, tiki torches around the pool, and the sound system outside by the pool.

For a small surcharge we can also assist you with everything you need to manifest the perfect event; catering for larger groups, speciality place settings, linens, audiovisual for slideshows/presentations, group transfers and even put you in touch with a local acquaintance who owns a beautiful beach nearby, to organize an intimate or larger beach party.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Secluded Villa For Up To 8 Persons With A Panoramic View Of The Caribbean Sea
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
London
5

An Exceptional Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Monica - thank you to you and your staff for making Valhalla Villa feel like 'Home from Home', this was extremely welcoming as we travelled with our 7 month son. Your staff were extremely considerate and pre-empted our needs. The standard of service and meals were exceptional, along with the accommodation including the magnificent terraces that the property has to offer, three in total, with amazing views!. In addition to making our party feel at home, the high level of consideration was also extended to our guests whom joined us for a goodbye gathering. I was happy to see that the photographs on the site, accurately portrayed the property. The location was a short distance from Ocho Rios town centre (15 mins drive) & many of the local popular attractions. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Davina, It was great having you all stay with us at Valhalla Villa. We all appreciated your courtesies to our staff and so it was really a pleasure having you as our guests. Your enjoyment of your stay with us is our reward, so thank you very much for staying with us and please come back and visit us. Sincerely Monica
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5

Awesome place-awesome staff

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Valhalla was wonderful. Awesome place, and awesome staff -Marilyn, Danielle, and Tasha made our stay so enjoyable and relaxing. They were very attentive , making sure we had everything we needed, and prepared the most delicious meals. I fell in love with those wonderful decks overlooking the Caribbean Sea. We were only 15 minutes away from Ochi Rios. We plan on returning and highly recommend Valhalla villa for anyone wanting to get an authentic taste of Jamaica in a very relaxing and secure location.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Junarion, thank you so much for staying with us and for giving us the opportunity to be part of your vacation experience. It was our pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again real soon. It is guests such as yourselves that make us happy to be in the hospitality industry and allow us to live our motto .“guests satisfaction before all else”. Regards Monica
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3

Stunning Views, Complicated Service

  • 3 of 5

The photos really don't do justice to the stunning setting of the villa. The views from all decks, combined with the pounding surf below, make for a sensual escape.

The showers didn't work well, especially if more than one was in use, and the air conditioning in at least one of the rooms was ineffectual and made loud clanking noises throughout the night. The roof has a tendency to leak a bit during the occasional downpours, leading to a few drips on the face at night. The hot tub filter was not working, and so the water was fairly brown and debris-filled. None of these hardware notes particularly trumped the beauty of the place.

Before continuing my review, I should note that, perhaps unlike most guests at the Villa, my family very much enjoys cooking, brought lots of our own provisions, and had made clear that we intended to do a lot for ourselves during our stay. If that is not you, and you are happy to stay out of the kitchen entirely, the following comments may not apply:

We asked Marilyn to prepare a few rounds of ackee and salt fish for breakfast, as well as some fried snapper and curried goat, all of which was great. Unfortunately, we found that attempting to use the kitchen we had rented was often awkward, and sometimes engendered a nearly hostile atmosphere. It was clear that the staff were not used to having guests in the kitchen; the staff used fridge and freezer space (which was quite limited with all of or provisions), as well as the kitchen and stove, to cook their own meals, often when we were hoping to cook ours. In a few cases, we had to postpone our own meals to wait until the staff had finished feeding themselves. While I don't begrudge the staff their need to feed themselves, we certainly didn't feel that we were getting what we paid for: a kitchen to use as we saw fit.

There was also an issue with food hygiene, to which we are particularly sensitive as my nephew was not yet 2. One afternoon, I entered the kitchen to find the kitchen faucet submerged in a bowl of water that contained hunks of raw goat; the goat was not ours, as we had already had our curried goat dinner. We bleached the faucet as best we could while the staff looked on, bemused, and asked the staff to refrain from allowing raw meat/fish to contaminate clean surfaces. The next day, I found the faucet submerged in a pot of their raw fish instead.

Overall, despite the beautiful setting, we found ourselves more stressed than relaxed by the end.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter. Thank you so much for choosing Valhalla Villa and I'm so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the beauty of the place. I appreciate your constructive criticism, however, it's unfortunate to only be hearing of these issues now when we spoke a couple of times while you were at the villa, and after having answered each request and question in the forty eight (48) emails exchanged between us before you came and even while you were here. Going above and beyond is how we approach our guests, to the point where when you requested that we refund you the $19.00 fee that PayPal took from your security deposit, we did so without hesitation. Had we known of the issues you mentioned I can assure you they could've been taken care of. Our goal is to provide a wonderful accommodation for a fun and relaxing vacation and I thought we were both on track for this to happen. Hot Tub: this is a brand new addition to the property, and was not included in the original listing when you booked, (still not included on our list of amenities), as it is still being worked on and so understandably was not ready for use. The villa roof as you saw is covered with cedar shingles and while quite lovely is very susceptible to the elements. Shingles contract during the heat and when there is a sudden downpour does not expend as rapidly and this often times causes small leaks to develop. We guard against this by routinely, covering any space that appears in the roof. Unfortunately, small leaks happen even when there is no noticeable space as was in the case the night it rained during your stay. You also mentioned the showers not working properly, we will take that under advisement, but it stands to reason that no matter where you are, if all faucets/ showers are on at the same time, the water pressure will drop. You may not have realized that we have a pump attached to the water system that ensures that the water pressure is kept up at an acceptable level. We are very sorry that your interaction with our staff was not satisfactory; as they are in place to make sure your stay is as relaxing and worry free as possible. Again Peter thanks so much for choosing Valhalla Villa. Each day it seemed you were quite happy with your stay and so it is my hope that those memories remain with you and your family for years to come. Best. Monica.
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5

A Small Corner of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Valhalla Villa-- a place that far surpassed expectations. Marilyn and Danielle took excellent care of us as we opted to spend our time solely at the villa. The food was fantastic...the ladies made sure we never lacked a single thing. The owners have built several decks that provide privacy, the beauty (and sound) of the water... Lay out, Relax and dine wherever you want... You don't have to worry about a thing. 15 min ride to Ochi and all activities. It's PERFECT!! We will return. Soon!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica, it was truly our pleasure to have you both as our guests, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you again soon
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Montreal
5

Great place to relax And recharge yourself

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this villa twice, and have enjoyed ourselves tremendously both times. The accomodations are top notch and spotless. The villa is "u" shaped, with the pool in the middle, wuth a spectacular view of the ocean, affording you a quiet and private place to relax. Once we took local transportation arranged for us by the housekeeper once we arrived, and the other time we rented a car. Both options worked well, but renting the car allowed us a bit more freedom to explore on our second visit. We went into Ocho Rios to purchase our provisions for the week and our wonderful housekeeper cooked and served our meals, and did all the cleaning up afterwards. We truly relaxing vacations and would recommend this villa to anyone who wants to get away from it all! However, if you want a taste of local life, ocho Rios is just a short hops away

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you stayed with us twice and enjoyed the facilities in place for your comfort and pleasure. We are really looking forward to having you again, come for the sun, come for the sea, come for the rum but most of all come for Valhalla Villa's hospitality.
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Jamaica
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed a few times at this lovely villa. The ambience is reminiscent of a home away from home. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and well maintained. From visit to visit, there is evidence of the owners making upgrades to the premises and furniture. The staff are polite, friendly and prepare delicious meals. It is always a delight to visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you and are really pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come again a warm welcome awaits
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Donald Sangster International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Upton Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Harmony Hall
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sugar Pot Beach, Rio Nuevo
Car: necessary

We are located in Rio Nuevo, St. Mary, approximately 15 minutes away from Ocho Rios, the main tourist capital of St. Ann. This area hosts a range of activities, restaurants, banks, supermarkets, salons, Dunn's River Falls and Mystic Mountain, to name a few. Harmony Hall's art gallery and restaurant in Tower Isle is less than 3 miles away while rafting on White River, less than 10 minutes drive away from the villa.

While staying at Valhalla Villa, guests get to enjoy the best of all worlds; seclusion, safety and privacy but also easy access to the buzz of Ocho Rios and other cities and towns, all within a few hours drive.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Mary Parish Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Final Cleaning Fee $200

Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed

Gratuity between 10% - 12%

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.
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Amenities

Saint Mary Parish Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Outside servicing outside recreation areas
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
"Valhalla Villa is the perfect answer for your vacation getaway; the ideal place for a family or two, a group of friends or even a small business get together. If your goal is relaxing on the beach, hearing the crash of waves as you drift off to sleep or enjoying time around the pool with your friends and family, then Valhalla Villa is the perfect home for you. We look forward to making your dreams a reality! If you're travelling with more than eight (8) people please let us know and we can help you potentially source another villa nearby so that your group's needs may be met.

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