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LA CASA DUNA- GENTLE BREEZES, SEAFRONT TERRACE, POOL, BEACH, SPECTACULAR VIEW

Chris MacBrien

Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks English, Spanish
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LA CASA DUNA- GENTLE BREEZES, SEAFRONT TERRACE, POOL, BEACH, SPECTACULAR VIEW

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Treasure Beach - La Casa Duna

3 Bed/2 Bath Villa on the Sea with expansive indoor/outdoor living w pool.

Dramatic villa with 3,000 square feet of living space. Seafront/Beach location with an excellent staff set upon 2.5 acres of natural fields of Mango, Grapefruit, Papaya and Sweet Sop trees. Seafront Terrace and Pool with spectacular panoramic views. Set unseen on a private lane off the country road sits La Casa Duna. Your viewpoint here stretches far into the distance down the coast of Treasure Beach and it´s small beaches and rock pools to Great Pedro Bluff.

High open beamed ceilings throughout offer great indoor/outdoor living. Spacious Living and Dining rooms open through polished French doors to the expansive terraces, pool and Caribbean beyond. Large seafront Master Bedroom with King size bed and en suite bath/shower. Two Garden side Bedrooms ( one with queen size bed, one with twins ) share a large bathroom/shower. Additional beds and Pack N Play available. Babysitting services available.

Set on a seafront bluff, air conditioning is superfluous. Ceiling fans throughout with louvered and screened windows.

Greeting room with small library, games, TV/DVD (BYO DVD), portable music player , Wireless speaker stations: iPHONE, iPAD, iPOD touch, Android and Blackberry compatable. Fully equipped spacious kitchen. Wonderful traditional Jamaican Cuisine. Outdoor grilling area with seating.

Caretaker quarters are set unobtrusively off the entryway to the house.

Down the stairs to the new reef protected private beach which is yours. Turn left and follow a short walkway two minutes along the waters edge to a spectacular beach and swimming hole.

Amazing day trips easily arranged. Go up the Black River to see the Crocs, Birds and amazing wildlife of the Great Morass, visit beautiful YS Falls, Floyd´s Pelican Bar atop the reef, the Appleton Rum Estate, Sunny Island and great snorkeling and fishing trips are just a few possibilities.

No cars, no road noise, no higglers, no tourist throngs--nothing but the sound of the Sea and the sight of a beach where the first footprints of the day are yours.

La Casa Duna is fully staffed. Miss Bev and her daughter Pheona will see to all of your needs in the house and work closely with you on your meal planning. Two amazing people and cooks. Len Parchment ( Bev´s Brother ) cares for the property and is the man to talk to about all things outside the house and any trips you may wish to take. An excellent Grillmaster.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Chris MacBrien (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks English, Spanish

Why Chris MacBrien chose Treasure Beach

I first travelled to Treasure Beach for the Christmas with my parents on what was truly an adventure.We stayed at another house for three Christmas´ and fell in love with the area, the location, the Sea, the pace of life, the food and of course the people. Many of whom I have grown up with and are dear friends. There was this empty house for sale at the end of the beach on top of the bluff and the rest is the amazing journey.

What makes this villa unique

Bev, Len and Pheona ( Staff ). Total privacy. The view from the front Terrace up the coast to Great Pedro Bluff. The amazing swimming beach just below. Snorkelling in front of the house. The sound of the Sea. The gentle breeze through the house. The Garden side in the morning with the Hummingbirds and Lizards. The Food.........The Food........The Food

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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La Casa Duna- Gentle Breezes, Seafront Terrace, Pool, Beach, Spectacular view
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
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La Casa Duna- Gentle Breezes, Seafront Terrace, Pool, Beach, Spectacular view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p222184
+1 -2152970592
Treasure Beach South Coast Jamaica
5

Spectacular Getaway!

  • 5 out of 5
Casa Duna is a beautiful home which is nicely secluded but located near a lovely town. The house and the people who work there are amazing. The food is delicious, better than any restaurant. The house is perfectly clean and every day while we were out basking in the sun on the beach or sitting by the pool or touring the island the ladies always tidied up so we retuned to a fresh house with our things neatly tucked away in their spot. Every morning we got up and went for a swim with our morning coffee before breakfast. This is a home to stay in with your family or a romantic getaway for two. We can't say enough about this wonderful place. We will be back and we hated to leave.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that the two of you enjoyed your stay so much and to hear that you hated to leave. That is the best compliment we can get. Most importantly that tells me how well Bev, Pheona and Len took care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back.
business
La Casa Duna- Gentle Breezes, Seafront Terrace, Pool, Beach, Spectacular view
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+1 -2152970592
Treasure Beach South Coast Jamaica
5

The Perfect Holiday

  • 5 out of 5
La Casa Duna was just what my wife and I needed after a dreary winter on the East Coast.
The staff made us feel very welcome and cared for and oh...the food! Fresh fish, prepared wonderfully with much thought was given to our every need.
This was the third time that we have been there and the property looks more beautiful with every trip.
To us, not having cell phone signal and TV was a big plus, as the reason we wanted to go on vacation was to "vacate" our exceedingly busy lives! The slow pace and the warm people are what continues to and will continue to draw us there...
  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After three visits to Duna it is always nice to hear that we are still taking such good care of our guests. All guests have different needs and wants and we aim to satisfy as many of them as best we can. Obviously the staff has once again taken great care of you. For me that is most important and always nice to hear. No surprise to hear about the food. I tell everyone the best restaurant in town is Bev´s kitchen. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Chris MacBrien
Owner
business
La Casa Duna- Gentle Breezes, Seafront Terrace, Pool, Beach, Spectacular view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p222184
+1 -2152970592
Treasure Beach South Coast Jamaica
3

Girls week

  • 3 out of 5
La Casa Duna is a very quiet villa sitting atop the bluff. The decor is very nice and we spent alot of time sitting on the verandah watching and listening to the ocean. Bev made some wonderful meals for us and she and Pheona took really good care of the villa. Len spoiled us by being our bodyguard and caretaker and he makes some awesome sweets!!! Our days were filled with the sun, sand, water and fun, but the evenings were boring for 2 of us. We had the understanding that there was a TV for watching DVD's and also adult games to play. Come to find out the TV was broken and the only game was backgammon. Luckily we brought reading material and there were also many books on hand to read as well. My biggest complaint for the whole week were the bugs, specifically the fire ants. I had them in my suitcase and backpack when I got home and even had them coming out of my laptop for several days.

All in all, the villa was beautiful and my time with my close friends was wonderful and I cannot say enough about the staff who went out of their way to accomodate us and make us feel welcome and safe. Also, all communication with Chris, the villa owner, was very positive and he responded to emails quickly.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Casa Duna- Gentle Breezes, Seafront Terrace, Pool, Beach, Spectacular view
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Treasure Beach South Coast Jamaica
2

Nice with a few problems

  • 2 out of 5
The villa was nice but with a few problems. Bev is a good cook, Jerk Chicken, Lobster and fish, Yumm. The villa is nice and I did have fun while I was there until I seen the roach run across the kitchen counter. When we arrived we found there was no TV so I read books after dinner. Readding was a little hard due to the lighting was very low and a few of the lamps did not have lightbulbs in them. They did have a radio and Len was great to let us borrow some CD's. As far a the amnenities, the soap they used to do the dishes was laundry soap, there was no phone, I was able to text with my AT&T, my friends with Verizion could not get any bars to text on their phones. The BUGS were bad. bitting ants in the living room and master bedroom and roaches were seen in the kitchen and bathroom and lots of fruit flies in the kitchen. I would not recomend it to any of my friends unless they really wanted to rough it.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that things did not go so well for you and have brought your concerns to the attention of the staff. Most importantly to make sure that we are doing all that we can in regards to bugs and that guests are aware that food can not be brought throughout the house. Treasure Beach is a rural area in the tropics and there will of course be insects that you have to deal with. I have had guests at the house straight through since the holidays and have run into no problems and have had wonderful reactions to the house and staff. Alas, you can not impress 100% of the people all of the time. Treasure Beach is certainly for getting away from all the regulars we have in every day life, relaxing, enjoying the the great food, outdoors, sea, sun and good company. Unfortunately both AT&T and Verizon do not service the Caribbean unless you make prior arrangements.Feedback from all guests is so important and is the only way to make sure that we are doing all that we can to attend to your needs. For that I thank you. While I wish that it had gone better for you, it was nice to hear from another member of your group who had a wonderful time.


"I am one of the three that was on this trip and I just want to say I do not feel the same as (the other guest), I do agree the staff you have is wonderful and I enjoyed talking and spending time with them and they went out of their way to make our stay a good one. I for one understand you are going to have insects in the Tropics you are going to get that anywhere you go. We have them here also. I don’t mean to disagree with my friends but I found it very peaceful without the TV we all had books to read and I for one was fine with that. I would like to thank you for what I feel was a wonderful trip to Jamaica, it has been a place I have wanted to go since I was a child and this was a dream come true and for that I thank you."
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La Casa Duna- Gentle Breezes, Seafront Terrace, Pool, Beach, Spectacular view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p222184
+1 -2152970592
Treasure Beach South Coast Jamaica
Maine, USA
5

A delightful stay

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of four spent a week at La Casa Duna. It is perched atop cliffs overlooking the sea. We were lulled to sleep at night by the crashing waves and spent hours on the spacious and comfortable veranda watching the sea, or reading, sunbathing or sharing one of the delicious home cooked meals prepared by Miss Bev, who is a terrific cook. There is a small pool next to the veranda for a cool dip, or a sandy beach is a short walk away. The property caretaker is full of stories and wonderful ideas for outings, if you so desire. We spent the week without a car, but had no trouble finding a driver when we wanted to explore further afield. This was such a delightful, carefree, quiet and relaxing vacation, we can't wait to go back. All in all, an exceptional experience.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Billy´s Bay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Beachfront

Located on the edge of the small village of Billy's Bay in Treasure Beach on the Southwest coast of Jamaica. Visit beautiful YS Falls in the Jamaican jungle, tour the Black River and see the Crocodiles, snorkel off Sunny Island, watch the fisherman bring in the catch of the day, tour the Appleton Estate Rum Factory, grab a Red Stripe at Floyd's famed Pelican Bar atop the reef, go bird watching, jam with local musicians,walk the many beaches and coves or hike in the hills just above the house. So much to do and nothing to do if you want. Most importantly, take the opportunity to walk the local villages and meet the wonderful people of this part of Jamaica.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Treasure Beach, South Coast Jamaica

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low Season
2 May 2014 - 14 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
for 7 nights
$1,650
 
 
High Season
15 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,695
for 7 nights
$2,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes High Season -$1950 for 1-2 people, $2250 for 3-4 people, $2450 for 5-6 people. Christmas and New Years. $3,000 a week or $5,500 for the two weeks.
Low Season - $1500 for 1-2 people, $1750 for 3-6
Extra guests pro rated

Includes cook/housekeeper, caretaker and guide.
Less than weekly rentals permitted.
50% deposit to reserve space. Balance 45 days prior to arrival. Deposit is non-refundable

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two very large bathrooms with walk in showers. Master Bedroom has a private bath. Bathroom number two is shared on the Graden side of the house
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , Can be set up with two or three beds
  • Bedroom #1- Very large Master bedroom with King size bed. Private bath and 180 degree view of the sea. Beautiful rattan and bamboo furnishings with local crafts. Bedroom #2- Garden side bedroom with Queen size bed. Adjoining bath. Beautiful bamboo bed and furnishings with local crafts. Bedroom #3- Garden side double bedroom with local crafts and views of the Coconut Palms, Mango and Papaya trees Large closets in all bedrooms. All bedrooms have cathedral ceilings and paddle fans. La Casa Dunas location on a point makes air conditioning superfluous. Gentle breezes flow through the open house.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
Your provide the food and Bev and Pheona prepare your meals. They will do a pre-shopping before your arrival based on your wishes.

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