New three bedroom villa, Secure gated community, Pool, Beach Access, Supermarket
About Francis Lurch
Born in Jamaica and lived in the US and Canada and returned to Jamaica to live. Retired IT executive now committed full time to providing you with a superb villa and staff to ensure that you enjoy your stay in Jamaica. Have travelled to most areas in Jamaica and all the major and also the lesser known "secret" attractions. Let me share this information with you and answer any queries that you may have.
Francis Lurch purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Francis Lurch chose St Ann's Bay
Relaxation Plus Villa is in a secure gated community with pool, tennis court, gym, private beach club & meditation garden. Ten minutes from all major attractions (Dunn's River Falls, Dolphin Cove etc.) and fifteen minutes from Ocho Rios resort town. Three air conditioned bedrooms with flat screen TV can accommodate up to six guests maximum.
What makes this Villa unique
Beautiful landscaped garden with fruit trees, easy three minute walk to the pool and clubhouse. Fully equipped gym and tennis, basketball courts are in easy walking distance.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Can smoke on the patio or in the garden
Children not allowed
No crib, changing table or high chair
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great property with a serene ambiance
Our stay was first class all the way. The accommodations were nothing but excellent. Everything was clean and operational. The best part of the whole experience was having Marsha as our Master Chef and advisor of all thing St. Ann. Marsha also kept the dwellings looking inspection ready. This place is a must stay and my family is already making plans for our next visit. All things listed were available without exaggeration. However, I would recommend catching a ride to the beach. Not only is it a little walk, you're also required to cross a major highway.
Thanks, it was a pleasure to host your family and we look forward to another opportunity.
Just as advertised!
We had a great experience staying here. It was great being close to Ocho Rios, (~15 min drive) but also away tucked away from it all. Francis was great, communicated throughout, and gave suggestions for things to do. AC in the bedrooms were great. The only reason the rating is not 5 stars was that the main areas did not have AC and was a bit humid (there are ceiling fans however). Marsha was great as well and added to the experience by making delicious Jamaican dishes. Great value and we would absolutely stay again.
Many thanks for your review. Looked at A/C for the living/dining room but with our very high electricity rates in Jamaica we would have to raise the daily Villa rate and trying to keep our rate as low as we can.
This is a nice home. Well secured with hi tech surveillance system. Upon arrival there was no meal waiting as we were previously told. No big deal there. I noticed there was lots of hair on the bathroom floor from the previous renter. I asked Marsha about it and she said it must've been in the mop when she mopped the floor. The next day it was still there. The washing machine is not for use of the renter. We were quoted $50 USD per load so please don't go by what's listed on the amenities section. The wifi is constantly in and out hard to get anything done if need be. We chose not to have Marsha cook for us after witnessing her cooking canned ackee.l for our breakfast. We could've picked some from our family tree had we known better. So instead we got charged $3.00 for the canned ackee that we did not request. We rose early most mornings to head out for the day due to feeling as if we were being babysat as Marsha is there the whole day or were being watched by the surveillance system. It was quite uncomfortable but we made the best of it. Im guessing the housekeeping just consisted of bed making and light sweeping every other day. As for emptying the overflowing trash it wasn't until we inquired about where we needed to take it for her to get up and remove it. Moments later the sanitation truck came so good thing we reminded her about it. The phone mentioned in the amenities section isn't really available like that. You have to add credit. The first time we tried to use it we couldn't because there was no credit on the phone to call a taxi but Marsha did add it the next day. After it runs out the renter is responsible for adding more. Overall it is a nice unit and we only slept there. The pool at Richmond is refreshing and having the country store on site is a plus. I would recommend others to stay if you can get past things mentioned but for us we won't be staying here when we return in September.
Our housekeeper who has been with the property for many years and is very honest, reliable and loved by all guests is also an excellent cook takes meticulous care to keep everything very clean. She reported that you were the worst party that we have ever hosted and we certainly would never host you in the future. Your review consists of blatant lies which we expected. There was no meal waiting indicated to you and no hair on the floor. The surveillance system only monitors the outside yard for your security not inside the villa.The website explains and several emails before you arrived explained that the washer and dryer is for the housekeeper use only to service the villa. It was explained to you and on the document that you signed that the house phone is for incoming emergency calls in case your home phone does not roam in Jamaica.You invited unregistered guests to overnight several times which is also a breach of our house rules and very bad for security. Several items were damaged and stolen from the property and had to be recovered via the damage deposit which is the first and only time we have had this experience. The persons in your party left Jamaica on different days and no one advised the housekeeper so she had no idea who was at the villa in the last few days. We keep an immaculate property and work hard to ensure that our guests have a great holiday and do not appreciate the lies in your review about our housekeeper and our villa.
Place was clean and very nice ..loved my stay
Very pleasant and nice and clean ..great Chef
Thank you and hope we can host you again.
I came to the Richmond villa to celebrate my birthday. Jamaica is the perfect getaway if you want to relax and have fun. I loved how the estate was away from the city (Ochi) but still within reach by a short drive. The villa was as advertised and everything was in working condition. Our housekeeper Marsha was wonderful.
There was some confusion on whether we could have guest at the villa. But that doesn't reflect on the actual villa, just personal experience.
Only complaint was that there is no air conditioning in the main living area, so it was quite warm there and made it uncomfortable to spend time in the living room during the day (we didn't know March could get so hot in Jamaica!).
Our complaints were minimal to none and we would definitely book again!
Would love to add air conditioning to the living room/dining room/kitchen but the electricity rates are very expensive in Jamaica and it needs a huge unit to cover this area so we have two ceiling fans and four stand up fans.
Love to host you again.
The property was beautiful. well keep and clean.
Overall it was a lovely experience. The house keeper Marsha was an excellent cook and super nice. Only negative was you need transportation it's a long walk to the store and entrance. Would definitely recommend this villa. 😀
Thanks and am sorry that no one advised you that the supermarket will take phone orders and delivers free from US$50 up. Look forward to hosting you in the future.
Ten minutes from: Dunn's river falls, Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain, Chukka Cove (horseback riding), Cranbrook flower farm.
Five minutes form our private beach club (priory) and Priory public beach.
Fifteen minutes from Ocho Rios resort town.
Twenty minutes for James Bond beach.
Forty minutes from Blue Hole attraction