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Recent Runaway Bay reviews

  • Fantastic vacation with excellent service!!

    "We went as a group of 3 couples (6 adults) for a birthday celebration. From our transportation from the airport to the villa, to our greeting from the villa staff, to the meals and accommodations, we felt very well taken care of for the duration of our visit. The villa was absolutely beautiful, and just as pictured. Whether we were relaxing by the pool, taking the kayaks out for a spin in the water, or heading out for an excursion, the staff took care of our every need. Kim's food is AMAZING, and Richie was such a sweet and attentive bartender/butler. Our rooms were impeccably clean each morning, and cooled down with air conditioning every evening. We did not want for a single thing! We would highly recommend this villa/vacation to anyone. The previous reviews are correct that there is significant highway noise, but it is only noticeable at night while sleeping. If you come prepared, and know that this literally the ONLY potential drawback in this villa, you will be all set!"
    Guest: Mary P. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
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  • This is the villa for you if you are looking for an intimate family vacation away from the resort

    ".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."
    Guest: kim e. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 21, 2016
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  • Once in a lifetime vacation...

    "I cannot say enough about Sweet Spot. I took my 4 children and their significant others for Thanksgiving and we were blown away. The house is perfect (the pictures do not do it justice) and immaculately decorated. The attention to detail was fantastic. Each bedroom decorated differently and each was beautiful in its own way, but the backyard is where it was happening...AMAZING! From the pool, to the hot tub, to the lush lawn with hammocks to the private beach the backyard is literally a second living area within this gorgeous home. While the home is amazing, what sets Sweet Spot apart is the staff who immediately made us feel at home and made an amazing vacation truly the vacation of a lifetime. Danny was there with drinks and snacks before we would even ask for them and Miss Rose's cooking was some of the most delicious food we have ever had. You can tell how much they care about the home and the guests and we left friends. We are already planning our next trip back!"
    Guest: Susan K. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: January 10, 2017
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  • Heaven on Earth

    "Oh, where do I begin-- Come with me as I take you through an adventurous thrill that was beyond anything I could have visioned; but, a higher power saw my great need and Answered: 'Odette'. Firstly, have you ever tried planning a funeral or any event while three thousand miles away from the venue? Well, with my sympathetic nervous system into high gear; I had such a task -- plan my beloved soul-mate "Going Home Rites and Burial". When I booked the 'Retreat' I had no idea the tremendous force my host, Merlyn, played when she dropped a hint about having the best cook in the world for an additional charge, 'Odette', her GoTO resource at Runaway Retreat". Well, was I in for a shock, not only is Odette the absolute best cook in the world; but, oh, she is so much more - a one-stop consultant/solution provider, planner, organizer, group leader with an abundant command of the needed business savvy to steer any project from inception to implementation. Odette singlehandedly took the rein in hand and didn't slow until she had constructed and laid out the blue-print of what had to be in place, making the arrangements as well as all of the details that went into making the events as highly organized and smoothly executed as they were. Just minutes after first speaking with her she put together and sent me a Budget for the events as well as an organized itinerary for all phases of the events along with delegations of the appropriate personnel to head each phase with duties, responsibilities and resources. Odette made what no doubt would have been an otherwise anxiety laden experience one of such elation and awe that though not stopping for sleep or rest for three days we all moved with pep and vigor swaying to the conscious lyrics that flowed from the musical department. To witness Ms. Odette in operation as she command the respect and support of the entire Runaway Retreat staff and all those who played a role; be it from the fishermen with whom she made arrangements to obtain the fishes, folks to buy a goat or two from as well as the hundred of pounds of chicken, down to obtaining the many pots needed along with rental of tents and tables, etc was in itself a most valuable lesson. Odette, thank you for taking my plans a couple step up the ladder in a flawless and perfect "So Long" to my Soul Mate. Finally, without Merlyn's Runaway Retreat adding the ideal setting where the various team members assembled to put it all together was icing -- Grandson had a divine time."
    Guest: Sharifa G. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: December 12, 2016
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