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5 BR, Staff of 4, 5,200 Sq. Ft. Pool, Great Location & View!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

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

Rendezvous Villa is one of the nicest villas in Jamaica and located in a great neighborhood,

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We have had the same staff since 2003 and they do all the cooking and cleaning for you.

The villa is within 20 minutes of the islands most popular attractions. Nestled on a hill side above Breezes, Runaway Bay Golf Course and just a few quick minutes to the beach. Once you experience the calm evening breezes and panoramic Caribbean views, you will wonder why you ever considered a sea-side villa.

Rendezvous Villa is spacious, with over 5,200 square feet, five bedrooms that accommodate ten, a large living room, two dining areas (one on the balcony), two large verandas, and a large pool area. Smoking is not allowed inside the villa, however is acceptable on the verandas. Each bedroom has air conditioning, however it is rarely needed. All furnishings are updated on a regular basis and our villa is very well kept.

Rendezvous Villa is a great place for families and friends to vacation in casual comfort. You have the exclusive use of the villa and its private pool. This also means that the full-time staff of three is there for you and only you. So pack your shorts and leave the dress cloths at home. No need to over pack, your staff does all the laundry, ironing, cooking, cleaning, and maintain the pool and grounds. The staff prepares breakfast and dinner and you are on your own for lunch.

The villa is kid friendly and stocked with hi-chair, pack & play, stroller, pool toys, sand toys for the beach, games, movies, kids plates, cups, etc. Nanny care is available from 9 AM to 6 PM for $250 per week with advance notice.

The golf course and the Cardiff Hall private beach is just a few minutes. The private beach is equiped with chairs, snack bar and showers.

Rendezvous villa is one of the nicest villas in Jamaica. Our rates are very reasonable. We do this to keep our staff occupied and we enjoy sharing this wonderful place with others. There are several villas in the area with equal or higher rates that do not compare.

Keywords: Villa, staffed, large, pool, golf, beach

More Details

Doug and Nicole Schmidt
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Doug and Nicole Schmidt

Doug and Nicole Schmidt from Nebraska. We have two children, ages 15 and 12. We love Jamaica and the vacations our family have there together. We travel on a regular basis, however we haven't found any place quite like Jamaica.

Doug and Nicole Schmidt purchased this villa in 2003

Why Doug and Nicole Schmidt chose Runaway Bay

We love Jamaica and this is one of the few places that fully staffed villas are common. We've visited staffed villas in other locations and they just aren't the same. We could have purchased a villa on the beach or the golf course, however once you experience the view from Rendezvous you will understand why we made our decision.

What makes this villa unique

The location is great an the staff does a great job. Wonderful meals are served to you on the balcony for breakfast and dinner. The beds are turned down at night, pitchers of ice water are in every room. The size of our villa is a big plus. Over 5,200 sq. ft. gives you plenty of spots to spend time as a group, however you can always find a quiet place to read a book too.


Runaway Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Christmas and New Years bookings will require a 120 cancellation notice.
  • Our 10 guest rule will be enforced and this includes children.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , The 2 can be put together for couples to make a king.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Room is typically a kids room & a little smaller than others
  • King size beds (3) 3 king beds. The other 2 rooms are twins, these are pushed together and fitted with a king sheet for couples., Twin or Single Beds (4) Two rooms have two twin beds, these are put together when couples are in these rooms., Baby Cribs (1) One pack and play, one high chair, lots of movies, beach and pool toys.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Full-time staff of four, they do all the house work, cooking, laundry, etc. Outside dining area with great coastal view, 5,200 sq. ft. of living space, private pool and beach and close to many of Jamaica's most popular tourist destinations.


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5 BR, Staff of 4, 5,200 Sq. Ft. Pool, Great Location & View!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

The pictures don’t do justice to the actual villa.

  • 5 of 5

The staff and the villa were extraordinary.

We unfortunately had a few days of torrential rains but otherwise it was a fabulous place!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind response you made my day! The staff enjoyed you too and had many good things to say.
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Relaxing place will be for more visits!

  • 5 of 5

Great stuffs and peaceful property!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view, staff, and property!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome vacation. There were 10 of us total (9 adults and 1 toddler) that stayed for 5 nights. Doug (the owner) assisted us before our arrival with the food we should purchase for the villa and tips before arriving. Doug is very easy to talk to and will answer any questions you have. We decided to eat at the villa 3 nights instead of 5, but wished we would have had the staff cook 5 nights now!! We had chicken the first night, beef stew the second night, and ribs the last night. The ladies fixed a huge breakfast every morning that consisted of a variety of fruits and foods. We ate like kings and queens :) Miss. Tiny and Miss. Betsy was so kind and friendly and willing to help with anything we needed. Lawford does a great job keeping the grounds locked up and cleaned outside and assisted with any questions we had about inside the villa.

We hired Andrew, which I suggest because he will pick you up and drop you off at the airport and will take you anywhere you want to go on the island. He made sure we hit the local attractions and gave us tips for some of the excursions.

Doug and Nicole, you have a beautiful villa and we wanted to thank you for making our vacation special!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, for the kind comments. The staff enjoyed you too and Lawford called this morning to tell me that you group was a lot of fun. Thanks, Doug
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Great stay, nice way to visit Jamaica.

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay, this was our first time staying at a property with staff and it was easy to get used to. Ms. Tiny and Betsy did a great job and kept us fed and the house kept up. Lawford was a gem and we miss them all. The house is big and I’m guessing it was recently updated. I agree with others that Doug was very helpful and he should update his pictures. The house is much nicer than it looks online and that view is something too. We did hire Andrew and he was lots of fun. Thanks for a good trip and we hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being great guests and I will get those pictures updated one of these days. The staff told me you left them a very nice tip, thank you for taking care of them, they appreciated that and so do I. All the best in 2018 to you and your family. Doug Schmidt
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Great stay and we can't say enough about the staff

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and the staff was very good to us. Our group was four adults and 5 kids and we had plenty of room. The villa was spotless and very well taken care of. We spent quite a bit of time at the pool and beach and also hired Andrew (our driver) to take us on a few day trips, he was great and I would tell anyone to hire him for sure. The views from the house are amazing and we were just a quick trip down the hill to the beach. Ms. Tiny did a wonderful job cooking for us and Betsy and Lawford were always there to help us too. We had a great time and can't wait to return next year. Thank you Doug for all the help setting this up and making this a great trip that we will always remember.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all the kind comments and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Hope you make it back down again soon.
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What a great way to vacation with family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

We had never experienced a staff villa vacation prior to this. We have stayed in many VRBO houses in the past, however nothing was quite as enjoyable as this. The staff was great and never in the way. They work from about 9AM to 9PM. The food was wonderful, the villa was spotless and Mr. Lawford makes the best rum punch and bbq ribs and chicken we have ever had. I can't say enough about the beach and the location. The beach was perfect and my wife had a list of things she wanted to do and they were all very close to the villa. We did take a day trip towards the end of our stay, that was about a 2 hour drive there. We left at 9:30 and made it to Ricks for lunch and then made some stops on the way back. It was a good day. We hired Andrew as a driver, Doug set this up for us. He was top notch and we were all very glad we had him as part of our group. I would suggest this place to anyone with a group of friends or a family trip. The house is great and the views of the coast are amazing. We cant wait to get back there.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind comments. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Tanya's Sports Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Flavors On The Beach
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Cardiff Hall Private Beach
Car: recommended

Swim with the dolphins, Canopy Tours / Zip lines, Calypso Bamboo Rafting, River Tubing, Cave Tours, Horse Back Riding, Margaritaville, Craft Market, Fern Gully, Wassi Pottery, ATV Tours, Jeep Safari, Tree Top Canopy Tour and Many More. Days at the beach and villa are nice too. ALl of the above is 30 minutes or less away. We are fortunate to be in a great location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

For groups over 8 $200

Rates are for groups of up to 8. Groups over 8 adds $200.00. Rates "include" full-time cook and housekeeper (total staff of 4). They "do not" include tips, groceries, cook or airport transfers. Airport transfers (Montego Bay): $100 up to 10 people with standard luggage-one way. Heavy packers may require a second or larger van.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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