Fully Staffed 3 Bedroom/3 Bath On the Beach
About Brenda Considine
Our family has been traveling to Jamaica since 1999. Our two sons absolutely love the country, culture, and the numerous activities that Jamaica has to offer. We love being near the ocean and the tropical weather. For the vacation to feel like home, we wanted to stay in a villa instead of an all-inclusive resort. We have found that having a house to ourselves provides the family setting we were looking for!
Brenda Considine purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Brenda Considine chose Rio Bueno
Prior to purchasing Seahorse, we were very familiar with the bay area and the north coast. Having vacationed at a villa located on this beach, we knew this location would be idea for our beach home. The private setting and the quaintness of this bay community was the selling point for our family. Sitting in the middle of the bay, the view is fantastic as you look out to the sea. Away from the hustle and bustle of the two major ports, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, we find that we really relax and unwind. However, we are just a short journey to the two cities for food, activities and nightlife.
What makes this Villa unique
The new renovation of the villa in 2015 completely changed the appearance of the villa inside and out. New tile, tongue and groove cedar ceilings, new windows, and an additional bathroom are just a few of the changes inside. On the outside, a privacy fence was completed around the perimeter of the property with new landscaping and a gorgeous swimming pool. When you first walk into the Seahorse, you have that feeling of comfort and being at home!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Magical week with exceptional care to details
We walked into this beautiful home just a few steps from the beach. The most relaxing time with our family. You can choose to sit under the almond tree and drift to sleep , take a stroll on this quiet beach or take the kayaks out for some snorkeling. We will miss our morning coffee under those big trees. The decor throughout the home gave a West Indies feel...quaint and relaxing.
Our rooms & laundry were kept up beautifully daily by Andrea. She spoiled us a bit with this luxury. Our meals were delicious. Outside looking out at the beach. I was involved in some of the meal planning but we wanted to experience Jamaican culture and asked Bridget to surprise us. We were never disappointed. She made every with care. Chappie was there for all our needs in the home. He made us feel like family and our kids loved him. He watched over us during our stay and it felt like we were home on the very first day.
It was one of our favorite vacations with the kids already asking about returning this Christmas.
We’ve traveled extensively and have experienced different things but this was special because from the very beginning of this process, everything from correspondence with the home owner to the details during our stay was easy!!
So if your family enjoys beautiful a location in a beautiful home with wonderful food and people they will love...this is for you. It will be a favorite of yours too. ☀️
Fabulous Place to Stay
We loved our stay at this location. Very friendly staff. Felt safe and it was near all the activities we wanted to do. Very clean and nicely furnished. Great communication by owner.
The property is well maintained in a gated community. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beach house. Bridget, Andrea and Chappie were there for anything we needed and were wonderful. I'll miss Bridget's great cooking! Though our trip was short we had a wonderful time. To really relax during a vacation I highly recommend this property.
We had a great time! I traveled with my husband, son and his best friend, daughter, and her boyfriend. The home was perfect as a home base for many excellent adventures, and a great refuge during quiet and not so quiet family bonding time. The meals were great, the house always clean, and the staff supremely helpful. We always felt safe in the community, and we also fell in love with the neighbor's dog, Freddy! I would also 100% recommend hiring Andrew as your driver. He gave great advice and made the trip so easy! Would absoluetly recommend this villa!
This was a wonderful house and the staff made the experience that much better. The dinners were so good that even our picky eater children loved them. Beds made in the morning and turned down at night. Chappie was wonderful and informative and accommodated every need. Andrew the driver they recommended was fantastic and available as needed. Always felt safe. The staff knew the perfect combination of being available but not intrusive at all.
Our family recently returned from a 4-night stay at Seahorse Villa. We had a wonderful time. Other than a couple glitches regarding meals, our trip was perfect. Everything at the house was exactly as advertised. This is our 3rd villa rental in the Caribbean, and I highly recommend this property.
*Prompt, friendly communication with Brenda, the homeowner, from start to finish.
*Great onsite staff
*Access to a local driver and a masseuse who will come to the house
*Top-quality water sports equipment (kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear)
*The beach—right outside your door—is spotless.
*Good WiFi connection
*AC in the bedrooms
*The location is a 45-minute drive from the nearest large grocery store and Ocho Rios, where many excursions originate.
*A few issues regarding our meals. Be sure to communicate your preferences clearly with the staff. Examples: 4 sandwiches made for lunch for 6 people, no buns for hamburgers despite paying for the meat which was never used, problems improvising when supplies got low (I had to get in the kitchen and round up leftovers for lunch one day).
*One bedroom had no controller for the AC. It was either on or off.
We would definitely return to Seahorse Villa. Thank you to Brenda for sharing her wonderful home with us.