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Bring the family and enjoy this affordable holiday villa in Runaway Bay Jamaica

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.Private Pool. sleeps 8

Whistling Villa is your affordable home away from home located in Runaway Bay on Jamaica`s North coast.Runaway Bay is away from the city and is great escape from the busy life. Golfers love the Runaway Bay Golf course adjacent to the villa.Scuba divers and Snorkelers love the underwater sites, and Walkers, joggers ,horseback riders love the beach and mountains.

Whistling Villa is located by the Runaway Bay Golf course, and it is just 20 minutes from the resort town of Ocho Rios,which offers Dunns River Waterfall climbing as well as water sports of all kinds, lots of shopping,restaurants,Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, and Hard Rock Cafe.

The villa has four large air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, walk in closet, cable TV. The Villa rental includes private pool, free wireless internet, free access to shared private beach for villa guests, and full time staff.Accommodation is suitable for eight persons,children are always welcome, and babysitting can be arranged.

We can arrange a personal driver for airport transfers and to customize your tours.

Also Available-1 Bedroom Apartment with pool in Runaway Bay, or 4 bedroom self catered house in Greenwood Trelawny. Please Enquire.

More Details

Osburn Tucker
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Osburn Tucker

Living in Canada and have several rental options to offer travellers to Jamaica. Responding to enquiries in a timely manner, and customer satisfaction is my number one priority.

Osburn Tucker purchased this villa in 2006

Why Osburn Tucker chose Runaway Bay

I bought this property because of the quiet location yet close to

all amenities.This is a great area for golfers, sun seekers,

beach goers, and those that enjoy the laid back lifestyle.

This property offers great value for the money.

What makes this villa unique

lots of fruit trees for guest to sample. Unique layout of property provides security and privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Osburn,

We loved Whistling Villa, and you have a real treasure in Chris your groundskeeper. He took great care of us, helped us shift heavy groceries and excavation materials, got the barbecue and oven going for us as needed and was always of good cheer. His two dogs were real favourites and if we could have smuggled them home in our bags - we would have!

The house was absolutely perfect for our needs! We will definitely be in touch about next year if our grant comes through. Lots of space to work and store our gear, it was great to be able to have the pool at the end of a long hot day of excavation and Dorothy the cook was super. She taught us how to make coconut drops and smashed green plantains.

Thank you again for accommodating us for this project it was a super spot for the whole team.

Best regards

Dr Robyn

Archaeology Department

Simon Fraser University
Jan 2014
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Runaway Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • full bathrooms include toilet.sink,shower,mirror
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • 2 king rooms and 2 twin rooms.Single beds can be arranged into king size beds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Bring the family and enjoy this affordable holiday villa in Runaway Bay Jamaica
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

This is the villa for you if you are looking for an intimate family vacation away from the resort

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.What a beautiful place to vacation with family and friends, so private and very relaxing and secure. We took family and friends and had the time of our lives here and were treated like royalty. We hired the lovely lady named Dorothy who did the cooking for us and the meals were amazing, what a cook. We ate dinner every night at home, Dorothy and Christopher combined make a wicked jerk chicken, the best we had every had. Dorothy can cook pretty much anything the woman should have a restaurant, the food was absolutely delicious. We also had the pleasure of having Christopher the Groundskeeper who tended to our every inquiry with extensive knowledge and integrity and kept the place so nicely manicured. The beautiful property has lots of fruit trees which we sampled including some fresh coconut which was an amazing experience in itself. They were both hard at it from morning to night making sure any and all of our requests were met. We did a lot of day trips and chose to hire the optional driver named Lennox and I certainly would recommend him as he knew where everything was and was always on time and waited for us at the events we attended. I would not recommend driving in Jamaica as its very different than the way we drive here in North America. The dogs at the house are Christopher's companions and gave us a little piece of mind as they are very alert and so loving and enjoyable, we were missing our pets so we kind of adopted them for the 10 days we stayed, what a pleasure to have around, I have never seen dogs with such good manners. I would totally recommend this villa if you are looking to stay on budget and enjoy family and friends in private without the crowds of a resort this is the place you want to be, wish we could of stayed longer but all good things must come to an end, if we go back we will be going here, such an enjoyable place and totally relaxing, hats off to Dorothy and Christopher you made our stay one we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim/MIke Thank you again for choosing to stay at Whistling Villa with your family and friends.It was a real pleasure having you at the villa.You were very easy people to deal with from the very start,and my wish is to have you and your family and friends visit again. Thanks Osburn T
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Spacious 4 bedroom villa with pool

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Spacious 4 bedroom villa with good size pool and well kept gardens in quiet neighbourhood of Runnaway Bay.

Flavours public beach is clean and safe for children , is a 20 minutes walk . The beach cafe serves reasonably priced food.

Forget the private beach.

Local supermarket, fruit and veg stalls, post office and ATM are a 15 minute walk away. A taxi back is JM$200 each.

Warning we found that the ATM wasn't that reliable .

The onsite staff Dorothy and Chris were very helpful sharing their knowledge and generally running around after us . Brownie the dog was excellent with the kids.

For a special meal out try the Cardiff. They do great food from 19.00 to 21.30 . Take a torch as the road isn't well lit. They also do lunches and sandwiches until about 14.30

Whistling Villa is ideal for a quiet and relaxing break away from the all inclusive prison's

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ralph for choosing to stay at Whistling Villa for your vacation.I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, and I hope you and your family and friends will be back again soon. Osburn
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Golf
Runaway Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
North Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Jerkies Northern Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Flavours Beach
Car: not necessary

Whistling Villa is adjacent to the Runaway Bay golf course and is also ideally located on the hillside overlooking the Caribbean sea. It is within close proximity to other known attractions such as: Cardiff Hall Private Beach:7min, Public Beach:5min, Green Grotto

Caves:10min, Cranbrook Flower & Fishing Farm:10min,Chukka Cove(Horseback Riding):10min Dunn's River Falls:20min, Dolphin Cove:20min, Wilderness ATV Trail Rides:30min, Ocho Rios Night Life:25min, Bob Marley

Birth Place & Mausoleum:70min.

Other Activities: Helicopter Rides.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

from $1680US/week for the whole villa.
Rates may Vary, depending on time of year.Other Specials May Be Available
Transportation Can be arranged.
guest can hire the cook/housekeeper for $25 US/day
25% Deposit required at time of booking. Balance on arrival
Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover, Money,PayPal

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.