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Jamaica Vacation Staffed Rental Villa Hikaru at Treasure Beach

Don Noel

Member since: 2000
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Jamaica Vacation Staffed Rental Villa Hikaru at Treasure Beach

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Treasure Beach - Villa Hikaru

4BR Oceanfront Vacation Rental with pool, tennis, croquet

This unspoiled area is one of the few fisherman's villages that welcomes tourist -- not a tourist area that tolerates fishermen.

Our four-bedroom beachfront villa includes a 50-foot lap pool, private tennis and croquet courts, and a wonderful cook-housekeeper.

You can walk deserted beaches, or snorkel, body-surf, or fish. You can photograph and share the lives of our fishermen neighbors; or you can enjoy the privacy of an acre-plus lot, shielded by trees and flowers.

Privacy: We're in a fishing village, but shielded by heavy plantings on an acre and a quarter. And you even pick your own tropical fruit! Our village neighbors will welcome you if you choose to visit, but will not intrude. Watch for returning fishing boats from our patio, then walk 300 yards to the harbor to watch fish weighed and sold -- and bring some home! Or walk to the west over a series of all-but-deserted beaches, half-mile scallops of sandy beach separated by reef spurs you can climb over or wade over in reef shoes.

We allow two tradespeople -- a basket maker and wood carver -- to come into the back yard to show their wares. Miss Vanessa will tell you they're there; it you say no thanks, they'll pack up and leave.

You can walk a hundred yards down our lane, if you'd like, to learn to play grown-up dominoes at a neighbor's bar.

Touristic things: Our groundskeeper leads a walk into the hills behind us, pointing out birds and orchids.

You can drive to Black River, or hire a local boatman, to see the historic slave-trading block, visit the colorful local outdoor market, or -- best of all -- go up the river a few miles, through mangrove forests and open marshlands occupied by colorful birds and crocodiles. On the way home, stop for lunch at an unusual restaurant up on poles at Pelican Reef.

The night sky and views : With almost no light pollution, the stars are brilliant. Go for a midnight dip in the pool, but once there turn the pool lights off to enjoy the magnificent sky. Only one Dipper at a time to the north; the Southern Cross rising over the ocean during the night.

Our wide patio catches on onshore breeze most of the day, and gives you a panoramic view of the Caribbean at your doorstep so wide you'll have to turn your head to take it all in.

All this while Miss Vanessa and Miss Roxann keep house for you, shop and prepare and serve all meals, and make it a very special vacation.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Don Noel (Property Manager)
Member since: 2000
Call Manager
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2015

About Don Noel

I'm a retired journalist in Hartford Connecticut; my wife Elizabeth Brad Noel is a retired educator. We stumbled on Treasure Beach, on a friend's advice, in 1965. We kept going back to this little string of fishing villages -- unspoiled then, and still unspoiled. In 1972 we built our own house. (You can read the first chapter of my memoir of that multi-year process at my book website; Google for 'Near A Far Sea'.

Don Noel purchased this villa in 1972

Why Don Noel chose Treasure Beach

It is easy to make friends with fishermen in our area, and we did. The area has remained relatively undeveloped because the South Coast is in a 'rain shadow': the northeast trades wring themselves out on the mountain spine, so we have half as much rain as Ocho Rios. For many years, we relied largely on rain caught on the rooftop. Large-scale hotels just weren't possible. Piped water arrived a few years ago, but tourist development has been blessedly slow.

What makes this villa unique

The house accommodates up to eight -- but when one wants to be alone, there are a half-dozen places to sit, birdwatch, read or just contemplate the Caribbean

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Jamaica Vacation Staffed Rental Villa Hikaru at Treasure Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Discover Treasure Beach and Hikaru

  • 5 of 5

Hikaru is a vacation destination for the inner adventurer in all of us waiting to escape.

Even though the option to swim in the pool or the ocean or just lie in the sun is ever-present, discovering the local color is a defining part of the stay. A boat ride up the Black River to see crocodiles or to jump off a jungle rope swing hanging down 30 feet in the air into that same river, playing dominoes with the locals at the corner bar in town, listening to ragae at Jake's, a fine dinner of Miss Vannessa's lobster salad, lunch at the Pelican Bar (right out of "Survivor"), it's all there for the taking. So much to discover.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
4

A 3rd amazing experience at Hikaru

  • 4 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to Villa Hikaru with our 2 kids (ages 5 and 7). We've traveled extensively in many parts of the world and Hikaru has come to be our "go to" place for restful family vacations. The set up is ideal for us. Our kids love exploring the property; they find "secret" spots in the garden, spend long days at the pool and building sand castles. The staff are wonderful people and the food is delicious. For us it is the ideal family vacation spot. The slow pace, incredibly beautiful scenery, and "off the beaten track" feel make for restful and joyful days together. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Pretty perfect.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to get away with NO stress. Gracious staff who made fantastic food, kept the place immaculate, and yet somehow also managed to be totally unobtrusive. Spectacular grounds with way more to offer than any other villa we looked at. You will feel welcome and extraordinarily relaxed. We spent mornings and evenings by the gorgeous pool, and afternoons out at the almost deserted beach.

Particulars - Don, the owner is extraordinarily helpful. He provided a TON of helpful information before we got there, and coordinated everything on very short notice. Travel to Treasure Beach is a bit rough; I spent the first night recovering from car sickness. Plan to break up the journey a bit if you can. And don't expect a super luxurious house. It is comfortable though a bit dated, but really, you will have no reason to be inside except to sleep. And you will feel like royalty because of the great service.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed! Come back soon!
5

A real Treasure

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had at the Hikaru last week.

Staying at the Hikaru made our one week vacation feel like two. The property was amazing. Quiet, private and lushly landscaped, we felt like movie stars in our own secluded oasis. We divided our days between the pool, private beach and lounging areas...such decisions!

The staff were excellent. We were treated to some of the best Jamaican food we have ever eaten.

We are counting the days until we book again.

Thank you for the wonderful memories.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Miss Venesia, MIss Elesha and Mr. Patrick loved having you. We hope you'll come again soon, and that many others will heed your advice and come too.
5

Great vacation with small children

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect set up for a relaxing getaway with two small children. The staff are exceptional and we felt welcome. Miss Venesia, Miss Elesha and Mr. Patrick are part of what makes this vacation extra special. My children are still talking about the coconut that Mr. Patrick picked for them and subsequently cracked open for them to consume! The food was very good, the house clean and spacious. The pool and the ocean front are perfect for little ones. 80% of the time we had the ENTIRE beach to ourselves! Staying in the community and meeting the locals was enjoyable. There was a little convenience store just down the road and we felt very safe in the community.

The owners were very accomodating and informative. There were brochures to contact the local tour company (which we did). I might suggest an updated travel guide on Jamaica if you plan on doing any self-directed sightseeing.

No TV, no air conditioning (the breeze off the ocean made the villa quite comfortable). The internet and local telephone were down while we were there, as well as a couple of very short-lived power outages. None of these things affected us as we were mostly outside.

If you need a booming nightlife, lots of people, and all your electronic gadgetry...this location may not be for you. If you want a quiet, laid-back destination where you will be well-cared for, Hikaru is ideal.

We will be recommending this place to others.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words; I'll be sure Miss Venesia, Miss Elesha and Mr. Patrick get on line to see them. Sorry about the line outages; wish we could do something to avoid them. I think you hit an unusual week. Do come again!
New York, NY
5

  • 5 of 5

Coming here, we knew it would be short; we knew the last day would come quickly. Now it’s here, and we don’t want to leave. This is an absolute gem of a property. Miss Venesia, Miss Elesha, Mr. Patrick all worked to make our stay restful, delightful and warm – true Jamaican hospitality, true Treasure Beach kindness and caring. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Fishermen's bars in the village behind us
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Jamaica A-2; not much of a highway!
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Jake's; Treasure Beach Hotel; Wild Onion; others
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Out our front gate
Car: not necessary

Treasure Beach is an unspoiled series of fishing villages a half-hour east of Black River. The Calabash Literary Festival is a feature each May. The Black River marine morass is a wonderful half-day's trip in a small boat through bird sanctuaries, crocodile swamps and mangrove forests. One can watch our village neighbors come back from 50 miles at sea to sort and sell their catch. Walk long, almost-deserted beaches.

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Prices & Availability

From $208 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Treasure Beach, South Coast Jamaica

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off-off-season bonus
2 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
$833
for 4 nights
From
$208
$1,011
 
 
Off-season
1 Jul 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,080
for 4 nights
From
$270
$1,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
19 Dec 2015 - 15 Apr 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,696
for 5 nights
From
$339
$2,375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $34 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$268
for 1 night
From
$268
$1,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Notes FOR RESERVATION CONTACT THE OWNER AT : dononoel@me.com
Rates are for a "base group" of four; 10% each additional.
A 50% deposit to hold a reservation; balance due six weeks before arrival. Refunds for cancellations depend on whether we can rent the time we'd held for you; ask for details: dononoel@me.com
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Treasure Beach in South Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Solar hot water in the showers. Sweet water in 'cold' faucets at sinks is potable -- we test it periodically -- but in an abundance of caution we urge you to use treated icewater our staff puts out at night.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Kings can be split into twins
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into king with king linen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be made into king with king linen
  • The twin-beds are designed to be put together with appropriate linen as king-size beds. The crib will fit into either one of two of the four bedrooms. All linens are provided, and laundered in mid-week.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Toys ...
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house and patio are readily wheel-chair accessible. It's a long set of stairs down to the pool and the sea, but our housekeeper has if needed rounded up a couple of strong young men to carry people back and forth.

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