Nestled in a garden of green foliage, at the center of a seven mile white sand beach is Jamaica's best kept secret...
Gatehouse Villa, Negril's most private & accommodating villa. With 4 separate bedrooms, each with a private bath, and a full kitchen, you can rent a room or 2, or the entire villa for larger parties.
Step out the door, pass through the garden and walk onto the beach, right into the clear blue waters. For the independent traveler, the Gatehouse offers guests a private paradise on the Caribbean sea.
Two of the best things about the Gatehouse are its location and staff. Directly on the beach, just a few feet away from the water, the Gatehouse's quiet location is near the middle of Negril's seven mile white sand beach. That means that restaurants, bars, music venues and other activities are all just a short walk away.
Diana found the property and Tony cleared back the bush to make room for the construction of the Gatehouse and has been running it ever since. Joan has been with the Gatehouse for over 12 years and will make sure your rooms are clean and tidy. For an extra fee, she can make meals and even grocery shop for you.
All of Jamaica's finest activities are nearby, including; scuba diving, snorkeling, jetskiing, parasailing, golf, tennis, and of course, simply relaxing.
In the mood for a private party of any size? Ask Tony about his famous Jerk Chicken and Grilled Lobster barbecue parties right on the property next to the bar. **NEW** Tony has just built an outdoor pizza oven, and makes FABULOUS pizza!
We have just made many upgrades to the property including new paint, drapes, linens, and some new appliances - without raising our prices. You will love your stay with us and not want to leave!
Review copied from Tripadvisor:
My friends and I just spent our 3rd New Years in Negril and, as usual, loved it!!! We found the Gatehouse villa to be comfortable and clean as always. Both Tony(the caretaker) and Joan(the housecleaner) were extremely nice and accomadating. We think Tony's Hut is the best bar on the beach with its hammocks and dominoes/connect four we never wanted to leave! We also had the beach in front of the property all to ourselves(8 of us) unlike most of the other hotels which were crowded w/ guests due to the limited space in front of their hotel. There are no TV's in the rooms which we never even missed-who spends time in the room when you are staying ON the beach in Negril?? We are already planning for our next trip and wouldn't stay anywhere else!
Just got back from a wonderful week at the villa. We stayed with 3 other couples and had the whole villa to ourselves. Tony was a great host and made us some unforgettable vegetarian and lobster pizzas one night. Gracie was a wonderfully funny bartender. Our group really put their blender to the test with Hummingbirds,Pina Coladas and Dirty Bananas. Jonie was a gracious,pleasant and thorough housekeeper. This is a uniquely beautiful spot and we hope to come back soon. Thanks again y'all for a great time.
My family (6 adults) spent the week between
Christmas and New Year's at the Gatehouse Villa
this year and we had a wonderful stay. The house
is charming, and the location was perfect. We spent
the majority of our time enjoying the beach or
laying out in the hammock or lawn chairs in the
private courtyard. I echo the compliments others
have given the staff. Joanie, the housekeeper, was
a sweetheart and did such a wonderful job of
keeping things clean, in spite of all the sand we
tracked into the house each day. Lewis, the driver,
was wonderful also (he picked us up at the
Montego Bay airport at 11:30pm the night we
arrived, due to air travel delays - you can't beat
that.) Tony, the bar owner and caretaker, truly
made us feel welcome, and cooked us the most
fabulous meal of jerk chicken and pasta on our final
night. All in all, it was a wonderful experience, and
I would highly recommend the Gatehouse Villa for
anyone considering a trip to Negril.
We had an absolutely fabulous time. I wouldn't have changed anything. Everyone was so nice and helpful (i.e. Tony, Joan, Marie, Niah, Lewis, Ali. We really enjoyed our stay. We mostly just hung out on the beach and at Tony's hut. We did go to YS Falls with Lewis and we went parasailing. We also went out on the red stripe snorkel cruise. That was the least fun thing we did. We brought snorkeling stuff and did that almost every day. We went and saw the live music that was playing at each of the venues almost every night. That was cool. Tony made us dinner 2 nights (the lobster pizza was to die for...best pizza ever) and Niah made us dinner one night. We walked to the HiLo store a couple of times to get some food/snacks for the kitchen. We all signed a shirt for Tony to hang in his hut. Check it out when you go. We met a lot of people and hung out with people from all over the world. It rained a couple of times (June). That was a nice change to the super hotness (not like California is right now though...107F today). The Gatehouse is wonderful. It is everything you could ask for. Thanks very much for everything. We had a great time!
Seven of us stayed at this wonderful Villa in April and had an amazing time. The rooms were clean and Joannie did a great job keeping the Villa cleaned and even did our laundry.
Tony became a great personal friend and did a fabulous job of taking care of us and fixed us an amazing Jerk Chicken meal.
We loved the private Villa and had a great time playing Dominos at Tony's bar every night. The beach was beautiful and the sunset's were amazing.
I would recommend this great Villa to anyone.
If you are looking for the Four Seasons, stop reading. However, if you are looking for a fun, relaxed experience similar to owning your own private beachfront villa - keep reading because this place is it!What a treat - located right on the beach, within walking distance to everything. equipped with house keeper & bartender. Both were lovely and helpful. There are four bedrooms - each with full baths, a well-appointed kitchen and a lovely veranda for cards or early morning coffee.Our trip included eight people (4 adults, 2 teenage boys & 2 children 8 - 10 years old) there was plenty of room and fun for everyone. In the evening - watch the sun set from Tony’s hut while sipping a dirty banana. In short - this place is the best kept, reasonably priced, secret in Negril. We loved it-PK
My husband, friends & I spent a week at Gate House in Feb.'08 & loved it! It is so quiet & relaxing! Joanie cleaned our rooms, linens & dishes daily with a big smile on her face! Orlando kept the grounds beautiful and had our beach chairs waiting. Tonys' pizza was the best ever! Everyone was so pleasant! We didn't have air condition in our room (which we knew up front) but didn't need it during our stay-it was actually nice & cool while sleeping. Out of our 9 visits to Negril I have to say we enjoyed staying here the most of anywhere we have stayed in Negril & will be staying at Gate House in '09!