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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

OCHO RIOS AREA VACATION VILLA Your own private beach rental for a couple seeking privacy or an extended family wanting to stay together on the beautiful Caribbean Sea - on just about any vacation budget. There simply is no better way to experience Jamaica at its best - meeting the people who make it so.

CHOICES:
Doctors Villa offers choices for your vacation with the emphasis on safety, relaxation, and fun. With two seaside patios, 4 bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, and 3 dining areas inside and out, you have plenty of space on two floors even before you head out to the hammock on the seaside terrace or down the steps to our 300 ft. sandy beach. John's the caretaker/security man, and together with the optional services of Paulette - cook, housekeeper & babysitter - Leona's therapeutic massage, and drivers Duncan or Deano, you have the choice of all the pampering you may want. It's the attention of our people that makes us unique - our people, and our location on the sea. Opt for a driver to come for you or rent your own vehicle for the easy drive from MBJ.

EASE OF ARRIVAL:
Know that when you get there, your previously selected arrival meal will be ready and the kitchen will be stocked with cold drinks and groceries for breakfast the next day so you needn't stop en route. You just get there and don't even worry about paying for the groceries until you've changed your money for Jamaican dollars the next day. Drop your bags and go straight down the steps for a swim in the sea, rinse off in the outdoor shower and you're ready for a Red Stripe or a coconut rum with pineapple juice - Ting for the kids - knowing dinner awaits.

SPENDING YOUR TIME AT HOME:
You'll quickly come to love Paulette's tasty dishes and possibly decide you'd rather not be in the kitchen at all. Experience the mellow smoothness of Blue Mountain Coffee, fresh-squeezed OJ and a morning swim in the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean - on your schedule. Snorkelers will be amazed at the colorful corals and fish on the 2nd largest reef system in the world, just a 15-minute swim from the beach. Treat yourself to a therapeutic massage within the sound of the waves on the upper seaside patio, relax in the hammock with a Red Stripe and plan your daily excursions, or don't. Alternatively, take advantage of the opportunity to save money by booking the place as 'room only' and take care of your own cooking and housekeeping, with Paulette just a phone call away in case you change your mind. Go to the market, join in a street dance or walk to the shops at the end of the road for ice cream, beer, groceries, walk a little further up the hill to the area jerk center, meet the people - they may surprise you with their helpful, friendly welcome natures. Chances are, they know Doctor's family, John or Paulette and are pleased to show Doctors Villa guests how special they are, how safe the neighborhood, how easy it is to take a local 'taxi' into town.

WHAT WE OFFER:
Amenities include our own 300' sandy beach with sun and shade options, internet, Wi-Fi, hammock, charcoal bbq, DVD's, books, board games, a locked/gated driveway with parking for 6, and sea views that can't be beat. It's like coming home, only better!

WHAT'S NEARBY:
Our nearest city, Ocho Rios, is 14 miles west of the villa, and offers everything a tourist town should: tropical gardens, restaurants, craft markets, duty free shopping, cinemas, swim with dolphins, Mystic Mountain's zip lines and Jamaican Bobsled run, and the stunning and climbable Dunn's River Falls - still the #1 reason why visitors 'make it Jamaica'. Also in the area is an 18-hole golf course, downhill mountain biking, horseback riding on the beach, Prospect Plantation with its historical jitney tours, Rio Nuevo's coastal gun emplacements, exciting Blue Hole, Fern Gully, catch-and-eat fish farming, public Bamboo, Groovy and James Bond beaches, Water Land, Calypso Rafting, and peaceful White River inner-tubing. The farmer's markets in Ocho Rios and Oracabessa are worth a visit whether shopping for the evening's meal or just taking interesting photos.

OUR NEIGHBORS:
Sharing the Caribbean Riviera shoreline with Beaches Ocho Rios, guests at Doctors Villa can participate in the resort's offerings at an additional cost if chlorine is needed ($100/day/adult, $50-75/kids, 10 am - 6 pm).

JAMAICA, mon:
So much to see and do in this, one of the largest and arguably most beautiful of the Caribbean Islands. The tropical year-round climate is softened with sea breezes, early morning showers, and happy smiling Jamaican faces. Make Doctors Villa your north coast home base but drive around and check out other parts of the island as well. Negril on the West coast has the renowned sunsets of Rick's Cafe; the lush tranquility of Port Antonio on the East coast is often overlooked by tourists but a favorite for Jamaicans in the know; and the exciting and beautiful up & coming areas around Black River and Treasure Beach on the South coast are not as easy to access but worth every pothole. There's something for everyone which keeps so many of us foreign yardies - Jamaicans living abroad - and others returning to this island paradise whenever we can.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Playpen and single rollaway beds available for infants to small adults....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Steps down to the beach outside, stairs from the main level to the lower level with kitchen, dining areas and 2 more bedrooms. Great wheelchair access from carport to the main floor queen bedrooms, living room, and beautiful upper seaside patio....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking of whatever your pleasure in the outside areas only - patios, beach, yard, deck. Please dispose of your bits responsibly, not burying them in the sand to be found by Georgie!...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 are on the main floor with 3 & 4 down the stairs, closer to the beach. The bedrooms all have extra space for the addition of at least one of our single day beds, a crib or playpen for little ones. Each bedroom has its own attached bathroom, ceiling fan + a second fan, locked door, screened windows, and view overlooking the sea. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves - real ones!...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Outdoor shower in back yard at the top of the stairs to the beach is best for getting rinsed off after a swim or after lying in the sun on the beach. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Smoking allowed in outside areas, only. Steps down to the beach not suitable for infirm or very young children without supervision. Bring your own beach towels, snorkel gear, and include water socks/shoes if you plan to climb Dunn's River Falls or the Blue Hole....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large selection of books, mostly for adults. Borrow or exchange. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    No cable access, very limited local channels and reception. Don't plan on this for TV addicts. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys for younger kids - noodle floaties, some sand toys, kiddie goggles and snorkel/mask sets....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Hundreds of DVD titles to choose from in our DVD lending library. Paulette will make these accessible on request....moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Every bedroom has a view of the sea....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Down the steps to 300 ft private sandy beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    3 dining areas on two floors with seating for 14 total. Upper seaside patio with small table seats 4. Lower floor has dining room with indoor table for 6 and outdoor patio with small 4-seater....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Extra $25/room/night that needs to close the windows and have the AC on. Not recommended or needed. Can't beat the fresh sea breezes and sound of the waves. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed with cable connect on main floor. No extra charge....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Small living room with seating for 6-7. Old, small monitor, DVD and book shelf and sliding door to upper seaside patio with lounge chairs and 4-seater card/dining table. 250 lbs max please....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of driveway parking behind locked gates; 2 spots in carport for small vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline for incoming calls, only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen linens provided. Bring your own beach towels, and hang all up on clothes line or hooks for quick drying and re-use. Think home, not hotel : )...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine used by Paulette, only. Please arrange for her to change your sheets if staying more than a week or an unforeseen necessity. Again, think home, not hotel : ) ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Tough to get on but once you are, it's quick and convenient. Keep plugging in the access code and it'll go through after 2-5 tries. (sigh) Just don't roam too far from the reuter....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Much faster than the old one!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 8. Some plastic and melamine for children, too....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    High-power fan to keep you cool when cooking - unless you just have Paulette and John do all the cooking for you....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Our finicky oven is best planned around as it works sometimes, and doesn't others....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    John can help you arrange to go out fishing with local fishermen if you'd like to try your hand....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 seaside patios, open-air, covered. Adult use only of new roof deck if no guests in top floor family suite....moreless

  • Golf:

    Public course within 25 minutes....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Omar has one decent one and one not so good kayak to rent at reasonable rates. Some like to paddle around to James Bond Beach....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Seaside terrace in the back yard with hammock....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal bbq grill....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 11 - Sep 11, 2016
5 night min stay
$220

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Low Autumn Season
Sep 12 - Nov 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holiday Season2
Dec 17 - Jan 15, 2017
7 night min stay
$330

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage/Loss Deposit $100
  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We are very flexible and reasonable - excellent service and options for your assured comfort and enjoyment of this vacation home.

Best for interested guests to contact owner directly for payment options, rates, and terms. This site has become costly and difficult.

Guests have exclusive use of 2-story villa unit. Rates vary with # of guests/bedrooms used, ages of children, special bedding, events, & how much of our special services they're adding - airport transfers, cook/housekeeper, massage therapist, local driver. Guests agree to our Guest Info accepting all terms regarding safety, insurance, cleaning, deposit, & house rules. No refunds for late arrivals/early departures but we'll make good in a future stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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Location

88 Miles
Nearest Airport
Montego Bay, MBJ
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

Doctors Villa is a beachfront property, north of the main A3 highway in a little cove known locally as Cuteye. We're immediately east of Beaches and 5 minutes west of Ian Flemming airport (charter) which is on the other side of A3. Golf courses are just down the road, public ($$) beaches 10 minutes away in either direction, Reggae Beach to the west and James Bond Beach to the east. Visit the local outdoor vegetable market of Oracabessa or the huge one in Ocho Rios.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: One of 'Doctor's' 9 children, we left Jamaica when I was 3 mos. old and emigrated to Canada. Some of us make it a mission to get back there every chance we get, and I've decided to move back when my kids are grown. The air, the sea, the beautiful spirit of the place and its people has called to me more than any of the other 33 countries I've lived in or visited. This is one foreign yardie who's working to get back to di yard. Someday.

Why the Owner Chose RioNuoya, Jamaica:
Dad bought this house on the sea for Mom who rarely stays up in her 3rd floor Family Suite bedroom as she has a sister in Kingston and a brother in Ocho Rios, but still loves it when it's full of her big family the way it was intended. The view is awesome and the addition of the top floor makes it possible to have many of her 9 children and 16 grandchildren there at once. It also provides extra space for particularly big groups or an economical alternative for smaller parties, or when the 2-story villa is occupied.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The view of the sea is simply awesome, from every bedroom and especially from the open seaside patios and the roof deck. Those areas are what made this place a must-have, and together with the beach are where we spend all our time when visiting - guests, too. Having the option of Paulette and John there to take care of us is the topping on a wonderfully easy vacation cake.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Un peu de francaise

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Photos

  • A guest's winning shot from a fishing boat. Thanks RC!

    A guest's winning shot from a fishing boat. Thanks RC!

  • Main floor living room through to the upper seaside patio.

    Main floor living room through to the upper seaside patio.

  • Shade and sun options down on the beach.

    Shade and sun options down on the beach.

  • Down the steps to the beach, the sea, the reef.

    Down the steps to the beach, the sea, the reef.

  • View from the lower level patio to the top of the steps to the beach.

    View from the lower level patio to the top of the steps to the beach.

  • Lounge area of main floor living room.

    Lounge area of main floor living room.

  • Inside and outside dining on the lower level.

    Inside and outside dining on the lower level.

  • From the backyard terrace to the beach below.

    From the backyard terrace to the beach below.

  • Life is good.

    Life is good.

  • Looking out from the carport to the front driveway gate.

    Looking out from the carport to the front driveway gate.

  • 5 of the 12 beach chaise loungers, on our own beach.

    5 of the 12 beach chaise loungers, on our own beach.

  • Upper seaside patio with its ackee tree and awesome view.

    Upper seaside patio with its ackee tree and awesome view.

  • One of 2 main floor queen bedrooms, the red room has the ackee tree & sea view.

    One of 2 main floor queen bedrooms, the red room has the ackee tree & sea view.

  • Room 2, the 'Gold Room', with attached bath and gorgeous view of the sea.

    Room 2, the 'Gold Room', with attached bath and gorgeous view of the sea.

  • Top of the steps to the beach.

    Top of the steps to the beach.

  • Main floor living room seating area and upper patio doors.

    Main floor living room seating area and upper patio doors.

  • Room 3, one of our lower level twin bedrooms, attached bath...view.

    Room 3, one of our lower level twin bedrooms, attached bath...view.

  • View from the gated and locked driveway.

    View from the gated and locked driveway.

  • Happy guest redecorations.

    Happy guest redecorations.

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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