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Beach Front Villa W/Pool, in Gated Community W/Tennis/Gym

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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Calendar last updated:
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Beach Front Villa W/Pool, in Gated Community W/Tennis/Gym

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Montego Bay - Afimi Beach House

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

AFIMI beach house is a beachfront villa in the Lagoons, an upscale gated community in Montego Bay. This spectacular villa with it's own private white sand beach and infinity edge swimming pool is only a 10 minute drive from the Airport. The community sits on a thin peninsula surrounded by the ocean on both sides and has 24 hour security, 2 tennis courts with tennis pro, large main pool and gym.

The villa itself has four large bedrooms each with ocean views and en-suite bathrooms. Three of the bedrooms are upstairs while the fourth is downstairs. All upstairs bedrooms have Teak hardwood floors with split air-conditioning and HD LCD televisions. The villa is beautifully decorated with a mix of elegant new pieces, authentic Jamaican antiques and original artwork. All bathrooms, which are finished in natural stone, marble or granite, have walk in showers. Relax in the large master suite complete with a luxurious marble tiled bathroom with eight foot wide shower enclosure with skylight and spa-like soaking tub while watching your favorite movie on a wall mounted flat screen television. This suite opens unto a spacious upstairs patio where one can enjoy the breathtaking sunrise in the morning or have afternoon tea while viewing the birds of the Montego Bay Marine Park's lagoon with city lights as a backdrop. Experience the romantic Beach Grill night where we grill your favourite meal right on our beach while you dine by candlelight surrounded by tiki torches with our unique fire-pit in the ocean.

AFIMI, complete with an air-conditioned family room with BOSE surround sound and 47' flat screen TV also has a restaurant equipped kitchen that produces exceptional meals. The villa rental includes a full complement of staff, your personal butler, a full time cook, housekeeper and gardener to attend to all your needs. Relax in your own private beach cabana or have a drink by the pool at our new outdoor tiki bar.

Other amenities for your exclusive use include Hobie Cat sailboat, Kayaks, snorkeling equipment, Apple computer and tablet, WIFI, internet radio, control4 home automation, built-in stereo, DVDs, CDs, and board games.

You should visit the world famous Doctor's Cave Beach on the 'Hip Strip'. While there, enjoy several restaurants and bars including Margaritaville and the Bobsled cafe. Only a two minute drive from the villa in one direction is the charming Houseboat restaurant and the Seawind Beach club and Montego Bay Yacht Club in the other direction.

Centrally located in Montego Bay but Rick's Cafe and the Negril Waterpark, or the famous Dunn's River Falls and Mystic Mountain or swim with the Dolphins in Ocho Rios is just a day trip away. AFIMI is also within minutes from 3 major golf courses at Tryall, Cinnamon Hill and White Witch.

Keywords: Villa, Beach Front, Resort, Beach villa, Beach Villa with pool

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2008
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2015

About The Owner

Owners are residents of Montego Bay and usually greet each arriving guest.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2008

Why The Owner chose Montego Bay

Unique location on peninsula with beautiful views of the Caribbean ocean and mountains. Sunrise, sunsets and Full moon nights are simply spectacular.

What makes this villa unique

Staff very friendly and accommodating. The Chef is very experienced at cooking local cuisine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Oh my goodness!!! This was our second trip to A Beach Villa...I thought is was great the first time, however, I have to say that our return visit was fabulous. We came back with the couple that we travelled with on the first trip and we brought two additional couples with us. It is so hard to explain how wonderful it is until you experience it, but I will try! First of all, the villa is simply beautiful and has been maintained exceptionally well. We visited in 2009 and were just there, April 2012.



The property is just perfect. The addition of the outside bar and the cabana on the beach were perfect ammenities to add. As well there has been a face-lift of the furniture coverings on the outside porch as well as the bedrooms...at least the master bedroom, as that is where my husband and I slept. Fresh flowers throughout the villa were a special touch too!!



Aside from the material aspect of the villa, the staff at A Beach Villa are wonderful! We were lucky enough to have returned to Nicoy...what a fabulous chef. One wouldn't want to dine elsewhere after experiencing his cooking!! Fiona...she takes such good care of us!! And Andrew...keeps things looking great and always has a smile on his face!! We missed Verna, however, we were very lucky to have met and made friends Colroy!! What a great guy...he made our stay exceptional!! We came and spent a very relaxing five days at the villa and didn't have a worry in the world...very hard to go back home!!



Have to say....we looked forward to coming back to the villa, but we missed Ray Copeland our driver terribly!!! Raymond sealed the deal on the whole villa/driver package the first time we came....we had to do a repeat when we came back and we were definitely not dissappointed in his entertainment or the hospitality of the staff at the villa. If one comes to Jamaica I would so recommend A Beach Villa with Ray Copeland for a driver!! Thank you so much for providing us with a superb vacation!! Not a matter of if we'll be back...just when .
Apr 2012
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Reviews

5
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Beach Front Villa W/Pool, in Gated Community W/Tennis/Gym
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 76 reviews
Midhurst, Ontario CANADA
5

Terrific family holiday March 2009

  • 5 of 5

Afimi is truly a luxury villa finished to very high standards. The villa, grounds and beach are very clean and well-maintained by the excellent staff. We visited Doctor's Cave Beach on a quiet day - our driver (Raymond - excellent!) recommended a day that a cruise ship isn't in port. We also bought a day pass to the Hilton at Rose Hall to use their water park and all-inclusive facilities. The kids enjoyed the waterpark but it is expensive ($65US per adult and $45US for children) for what you get.

The food is fresh and well-prepared by the cook. We had the opportunity to shop with the butler at local markets and grocery stores. The highlight of our trip was the farewell bbq on the beach - complete with fire pit, torches and a massive bbq buffet.

The master bedroom is outstanding - beautiful deck overlooking the bay, and a massive ensuite and walk-in closet. The kids loved the flat screen TV above the bath!

We enjoyed the community pool, playground and tennis courts - all just a 2 minute walk from the villa.

The layout is perfect if you are travelling with children (we had children ages 2,3,4,5 and 8 with us). We were able to sit inside or outside and see the kids at all times whether they were playing on the beach, in the pool or on the lawn. We ate most meals poolside on the beautiful dining table. The view is breathtaking!

I would highly recommend this villa - it was a very memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Maryland
5

Fabulous Experience

  • 5 of 5

There isn't much more we can write about this house and its wonderful staff that we have not already written. I mean this literally given that this was our *third* year staying here. The owners, who are warm and lovely people, make sure to keep the property fresh and vibrant. Each year there is a new amenity (like the sail boat or the ladder at the end of the dock) or something that has been done to make the property "like new"" (such as the fresh sand and cleared water's edge). The website photos are accurate.

The staff remains incredibly accommodating, friendly, and trustworthy. The process for meal selection and payment is as easy as can be; I think one reviewer may have complained about this, but for the life of me, I can't fathom how so. The staff could not be more welcoming and easy going, and paying for groceries (other than fresh fish) could be paid for with a credit card. How much easier can that be?

The area is very safe. We let our children walk to and from the courts for their lessons with Franco (a terrific instructor and a good man, Franco volunteers at an orphanage. We went with him one afternoon to volunteer. It is an experience I highly recommend. To note, they need shoes! Few children (tweens and teens) had any, but I digress.).

Our children made friends with the other children in the small neighborhood. We made friends with some of the neighbors - they are all warm and inviting. (Note: I am sure they are lovely, but we saw, but never met, the night owls who live next door. While yes, they are multi-generational and yes, gasp!, they do have a baby who has the audacity to cry (I mean, *come on* to the reviewer who complained about this. Of course babies cry sometimes. It is what it is.). They had little impact on our delightful stay.)

Ray remains an engaging driver. He has terrific stories! You don't need a car if you have Ray (and quite frankly, I would not want to drive myself).

Truly, we can't say enough wonderful things about Afimi or its amazing staff.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From the staff and owners thanks for your comments and it was our pleasure hosting you, your family and friends. We hope to see you again next year.
5

Fabulous vacation, one we will never forget!

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay at Afimi. The house is every bit as fabulous as it looks in the pictures but it really is the staff that makes the stay there memorable. Colroy, Nic and Fiona took great care of us. We brought our 4 young children (7, 5, 2, & 1) and Nic made sure they had something delicious for each meal while also making completely different adult meals for my husband and me. He also made us a few Jamaican dishes to try, which we really enjoyed. We had delicious coffee delivered to us every morning and fresh smoothies for the kids and daiquiris for the grownups in the afternoon from Colroy. Fiona did our laundry and kept the house spotless. All in all this was a great vacation and it will be difficult to stay any other way than with a staff like people at Afimi.

There were some games and puzzles for the kids to play with, large flat screen tvs in every room and an awesome sound system that allowed us to listen to any kind of music we chose.

I would agree with other reviewers who say the beach is not exactly swimmable. Our kids had a great time playing in the sand and the water is very clear but my husband saw a huge group of large jellyfish when out kayaking (understandably, this is beyond the owners control, but they are still there!) and there was some kind of fish/jellyfish burrowed in the sand all over the shoreline and the staff told us we shouldn't go in the water without water shoes on. All that being said, we still had a great time looking for hermit crabs, sea urchins and sand crabs. The view is stunning, the pool is fantastic.

The owners were very helpful and answered our requests and questions quickly.

I whole heartedly recommend this beach villa to anyone, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Rockford, IL
5

Relaxing and luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Our family needed to relax in the sun & unplug over Christmas Break, and the villa did not disappoint. Having a small pool was nice, but the water's chilly. Our family loved the sea kayaks, but the catamaran is only allowed for those skilled at sailing. We thought having a private beach would be great for snorkeling, but visibility was poor and the water was full of jellyfish and sandflies that stung.

Without question, the most exceptional aspect of the villa is the staff. Guests are extremely fortunate to have Colroy, Nic, and Fiona looking after their every need. They are courteous and accommodating and provide the most amazing service with grace and charm. Nic's cooking is great. Raymond the driver and Frank the tennis pro are also exceptional. Everyone associated with this villa are wonderful and become your friends by the end of the trip.

There is one word of caution: because the villa came with a full staff, we paid a high premium during Christmas week. We have rented homes in other parts of the Caribbean and in Bali all with staff, so it came as a shock when we discovered weeks before our departure that there is an additional prescribed 15% gratuity (based on your weekly rate) which you are fully expected to pay, which increased the cost significantly and unexpectedly. We always tip every member of the staff where ever we stay, but this was very steep, given the peak prices we were already paying. With other villas, the cost of the staff is dialed in, and the tip is discretionary. Had we known before booking, it is highly likely that we would have opted for another villa. You might be thinking that you could tip less, but after they pamper you all week, you will feel like a scoundrel for doing so.

An additional note. There is an empty lot across the street and it appears to be preparing to start building a house there. I would ask about the construction noise during your stay. On the noise issue, their immediate neighbor had a toddler that cried a lot, mostly at night. As a mother who've had a child with colic I understood, but my children who had their bedrooms on that side of the house commented many mornings about the loud neighbors and their crying child making it hard for them to fall asleep.

All in all, it was a wonderful experience which we would recommend to friends who are hoping to be waited upon hand and foot. It fell short of perfection, but was pretty sweet all the same.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We would like the address the issues you raised for everyone's benefit. In regard to swimming in Jamaica, the appearance of jellyfish or any other sea life is a totally random circumstance that no one here can predict and it is not a regular occurrence. We understand that you saw some jellyfish one day while kayaking towards the hotel and we are sorry if this happened at all during your visit. Although we are in the Caribbean, the temperature of the waters does drop compared to the summer months but it is totally swimmable and refreshing for most people - indeed, this is the "high season" for Jamaica and the Caribbean because our temperatures are the most comfortable from December through April. Customs vary from country to country and it should be noted that Jamaica does not typically have all-inclusive villas (although we have all-inclusive hotels) so it is completely customary in our country to tip the staff and is done by all villas here. All potential renters are made aware of the gratuity from the beginning and you were in fact notified. If you refer back to our correspondence, you will note that a "10 to 15% gratuity is recommended" and this amount is never included in the weekly rate and the presence of the staff is not optional. Again, this is customary of villas in the Caribbean. All weeks wether it is low season, high season or the two premium holiday weeks of the year (Christmas and New Years) attract a gratuity for the staff. Our staff greatly enjoyed serving you and were sincerely appreciative of your generosity to them. The last point to note is that while the lot across the street is being prepared, no construction has started and even when it does it is across the street and not beside us. We thank you again for choosing our villa and hope you make it to Jamaica again - soon!
Montclair, New Jersey
5

A Great Jamaican Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at AFIMI in December 2014 and it was by far the best vacation experience that we have had in Jamaica. From the onset, our communication with the owners was great. They were very responsive to my many emails and requests and extremely helpful in making arrangements for my sister’s birthday celebration.

The villa is truly outstanding and is exactly as depicted in the online pictures. The house is beautifully maintained and bedrooms are quite spacious and comfortable with lots of windows. My bedroom offered a spectacular view of the bay and I loved waking each morning and opening the windows for the view! There is also a beautiful upstairs deck overlooking the bay where we loved to hang out in the mornings and have our coffee. The downstairs had lots of comfortable sofas and chairs and the layout was such that we were able to move between the interior and exterior with ease.

The staff team at AFIMI was absolutely awesome – very professional but also kind and very friendly. A huge thank-you to Colroy, Fiona, Nicoy and Robert for making our stay so enjoyable and for all their help in making my sister’s birthday celebration so memorable. Colroy, the butler, was always accommodating and offered such impeccable service with a smile and a “no problem” attitude. Nicoy, the chef, prepared our fabulous meals with excellence, and was even kind enough to share some of his cooking secrets! Fiona, the housekeeper, kept our bedrooms and bathrooms looking fabulous and was so helpful in doing our laundry. It was so great returning home from vacation with clean clothes! The bottled water and pitcher with ice in our bedrooms at night was also a very nice touch that we loved! And finally Robert, the gardener and groundskeeper who we called “the grass whisperer,” worked tirelessly to keep the lawn, the beach and the entire exterior of the property looking gorgeous. The beach BBQ on our last night was also a special treat that we won’t soon forget.

Our driver and tour guide, Raymond (aka Ray-Ray, aka Mr. International), was simply the best. He was so easy-going and entertaining and always available at a moment’s notice. He is very knowledgeable about Jamaica and was always willing to answer any of our many questions. He made us feel like family and did not hesitate to take us where we wanted to go – even into the midst of a storm. :-)

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at AFIMI and are already making plans for our return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Splendid vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and a friend, a total of six had a splendid vacation at the Villa Afimi. The property is as beautiful and impeccable as shown in the pictures. The staff which comprises of Colroy the butler, Nicoy the chef, Fiona the housekeeper and Robert the gardener and pool man. Colroy was always there to take care of all our needs. He was professional and very pleasant. Nicoy cooked all the delicious foods according to our requests. All of us wanted different things for breakfast. He whipped them all up quickly and everyone was very happy with him. Fiona kept the villa impeccable. Robert was always working industriously in the yard and on the beach.

We were very sad when we had to leave Heaven On Earth. We are returning to Afimi to have another blissful week in Paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the response, we appreciate the comments. We look forward you to seeing you again next year.

Location

Car: recommended

For an additional fee pickup on beach can be arranged for water skiing para-sailing scuba diving deep-sea fishing or excursions to the sand bar. Yoga classes and SPA massages available by appointment.

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Prices & Availability

From $1,134 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Montego Bay, North Coast Jamaica

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2015
16 Apr 2015 - 14 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
$5,767
for 5 nights
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$1,134
$6,819
 
 
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
$16,449
for 7 nights
$16,449
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$7,028
for 5 nights
$9,800
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Rates do not apply for Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving and Easter weeks.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montego Bay in North Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Powder room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Convertible to King
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size beds (2) Four poster carved antique bed with plush-top mattress in the master bedroom. Antique platform King bed with Sealy postropedic plush-top mattress in the second bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Antique carved sleigh bed with plush-top mattress, Twin or Single Beds (2) Extra long twin beds with Sealy Posturepedic mattresses that convert into a King bed., Child Beds (1) Sleep sofa available, Baby Cribs (1) provided for a fee of $50, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible sofa bed in TV room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Control4 Home Automation with Rhapsody music on demand system pipes music throughout the whole house pool and beach. Apple iPad is provided to control the music, lighting and video system.

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