Newly renovated three bedroom home with a large private pool in the backyard. House located in a quiet area on a very large lot approximately 8 walking minutes from the beach. The walk was timed doing a casual Jamaican stroll. There are three bedrooms; two with queen beds and one with two twins. There is a large living area and attached covered veranda that leads out to the back deck and pool area. There is a housekeeper on-site that will look after all the cooking and cleaning, a gardner that takes care of the yard. A driver is available for hire.
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 20, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Wonderful beach Villa in great location!
We had 2 glorious weeks at John's villa. It was clean, well maintained and had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable with lovely bed linen. The pool was actually deep enough for the adolescents to really enjoy.
Chantelle the house keeper was amazing. She looked after us so well and made us feel like royalty. We went shopping with her at the nearby market and chose all the food we needed at the start of each week. Chantelle cooked some delicious meals for us over our stay. I can't remember the last time a holiday actually felt so relaxing!
Lance, who looked after the grounds, was very kind to us. He took care to walk us to the beach on our first day and show us the best place to swim from. The beach is beautiful with very safe swimming and only a handful of local holiday makers using it at the most!
The two dogs became our firm friends and we loved walking with them to the beach. We swam early every morning and by the time we got back, Chantelle was cooking breakfast!
There's some great off the tourist route things to do such as Stush in the Bush, Sun Valley plantation and a new community project in Bunker's Hill (nature walk, fabulous food, cave exploration and river swim). Glistening waters is definitely worth doing too. Duncans in thankfully away from mass tourism. We hired a car and travel was easy apart from slightly mad Jamaican drivers.
There's a great scuba diving outfit at Sharkies beach , about 30 minutes away by car.
All in all a great family holiday. Who needs a resort?
Relaxing & Beautiful
Where to begin... we love the Duncan's Bay area... we've been going there for many years now... We stayed here for one month.
John's place is a bit farther away from the main beach area and Leroy's but still a comfortable walk... very close to the beach and a short walk to the swimming area... The house is spacious and airy, with fans, and for those hotter days/nights there is air conditioning. The pool is a great option for when the ocean is not swim-able, or when you just want a quick dip.
Shantall was our housekeeper, and cook, and did a great job... we loved her frozen drinks... She made us some Jamaican dishes that we'd not had yet, took up the challenge to use my seasonings, and together we learned how to make some new things with the local ingredients... it was fun lots of laughs... of course you can choose to have her do it all for you, but I enjoy cooking, teaching, and learning new recipes.
The beds were comfortable, and the mosquito "nets" were functional and beautiful... we had a friend come visit for part of the time, and there was lots of comfortable space to sit outside, and inside... we never felt like we were intruding on each other.
Any issues that arose with the villa, were dealt with as quickly as possible (it's Jamaica, so realize that some things take longer than what we're used to).
We loved having the dogs and walked them every day to the beach... they worked as a great alarm and helped us to feel safe. We saw many unusual (to us) creatures, which is a highlight for us... owl, large slugs, toad, frogs, gecko/lizards, etc.
There are a couple of bars and cook shops about 12-15 minutes walk down the beach, as well as some talented local carvers and other vendors.
We would definitely go back.
Our stay at John's villa in Duncan's Bay was relaxing and wonderful. The driver, Puty, picked us up at the airport without a hitch, and he took us anywhere we wanted to go all week, from Dunn's River Falls, to a drive through St. Ann's for pictures, Juicy Patties and a Red Stripe lunch, to several visits to Falmouth. He showed us around through the market and introduced us to Jamaican fruits and veges we don't see at home. The housekeeper Shantell cleaned every day, cooked our meals every evening, and even prepared fruity blender drinks for us to drink poolside in the afternoons. High quality sheets and airconditioners in every bedroom made sleeping a dream. Since the ocean was too rough for swimming/snorkeling all but the last day we were there, we thanked our lucky stars for the clean private pool in our back yard. Even the groundskeeper, Sand, took special care of us. On our first morning he took our daily walk with us and showed us the best and safest places to access the beach. On our last day, Puty was finally able to fish, and he caught fresh fish and lobster that Shantell cooked up for our last dinner. Yum! By the end of the week, they all felt like family. John the owner was in touch regularly, and he addressed all our questions and issues immediately. We returned home to freezing temperatures and snow...ya mon, wish we were still in Jamaica!
A wonderful place to relax!
This home was beautiful and relaxing. There were a few glitches but the owner and housekeeper addressed then quickly. We were so comfortable there and thought it was one of the better decisions we have made. I would recommend this place to everyone.
I had such an amazing vacation. The house and property is absolutely beautiful. The food was delicious, I could not get enough. The beach is just a short walk away and is stunning. There is a lot to do in the area for anyone who wants to take in the sights. We used the driving service and the driver is awesome, he will take you anywhere you want to go and tell you all about the places you go as well as places along the way. The private pool is great, it is kept very clean and is perfect for taking a nice little dip and I did my workout everyday in the pool. The people are friendly, kind and always willing to help with anything and the service was superb. I will definitely be going back and taking some family with me. Thank you very much for the awesome vacation.
I only stayed a week and was treated like a queen. Everything was very clean, excellent meals and service. Very quiet and a relaxing week. Will definitely come back. The people were the most friendly and accommodating you couldn't ask for more.