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VILLA BY THE SEA - JAMAICA'S FINEST IN DUNCAN

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Bedrooms 2
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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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VILLA BY THE SEA - JAMAICA'S FINEST IN DUNCAN

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Duncans - Yellow Canary

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Location:

The Yellow Canary Villa is a few steps to the beach and is situated in picturesque Duncans Bay. This area is unspoilt commercially and is ideal for family with small children, all ages. It is located half way between Montego Bay and Ochio Rios, off the north coast.

The villa comes with our gourmet cook/housekeeper Miss Iris, assistant Sandra, Curtis gardener and Johnny, driver. Johnny is our experienced driver and he does the airport run and excursions.

The Villa is a stone's throw to turquoise blue ocean and white sands. Just imagine going for a swim before enjoying gourmet meals made from fresh local foods, fish, lobster or the catch of the day, delivered to your door. All meals would be prepared according to your specification and served in an intimate setting either on the garden varandah or on the patio area which has a view of the sea. All that can be had at the Yellow Canary.

A short walk to the fishermens beach where live music are performed on Saturday nights. There you can enjoy a drink at Leroy's Bar, visit hand carved crafts and mingle with friendly locals/and visitors.

All the bedrooms /living rooms are fitted with louver windows which bring in lots of sea breeze into the rooms. All bedrooms are fitted with air conditions and ceiling fans.

The villa's master bedroom has an authentic king size bed made from Jamaican wood. The second bedroom has an antique 4 poster king bed and similar pieces of antique furniture.

And the villa boasts a hot tub jacuzzi set in a gazebo surrounded by tropical plants.

For sunbathers there are intimate areas in the garden for sunbathing with 4 sun loungers.

Babysitting - can be arranged.

Massage - can be arranged.

The Yellow Canary has an atmosphere of charm and privacy.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks English
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
27 November, 2014

About The Owner

I live in London, England from a young age and went to school there. Recently I have been spending lots of precious time in Jamaica where I was born. I go back to London in the Spring staying there till Autumn.

I first visited Duncans Bay, 18 years ago with my young children and was walking along this quaint little lane which has a few cottages and directly in front the big ocean appearing through branches of almond trees which lined the banks in front of the beach. I bought one of the cottages. The living room opens out to the patio area which makes it light and airy. All the bedrooms have louver windows bringing in fresh sea breeze into the rooms.

The sea is turquoise blue and the beach is just wonderful with white sands. There is a green lawn that stretches along the beach which is great for children to play on. My children love this area and the beach and now bring their children to play here.

I love the flushed tropical scenery with an atmosphere of calm and peace here during weekdays. At weekends live music is performed by local artists at the Beach hut.

This area is ideal connection to many attractions and Montego Bay Airport is just 40 minutes drive.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Reviews

5
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

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Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
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Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232821vb
-+876 291-7803 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
Coloma, Michigan/USA
5

Wonderful people, as well as a great home for your enjoyment!

  • 5 out of 5
Miss Veronica was a joy to deal with in making arrangements, since we went off season, she did make some adjustments to the cost, which frankly allowed us to be able to stay a couple more days. She is very responsive to all your emails.

Do not change money at the airport...wait to go into Duncans or change only a small amount for a day while you settle in. We had the pleasure of meeting Johnny, who was our driver and guide while there. He was very punctual, not to mention kept his vehicle very clean. If you make arrangements for him to take you somewhere, be sure to agree on cost prior to your excursion. He was gracious in taking us to the store close to the airport when we arrived, that store had many "American" items however, I would recommend taking to Miss Iris to plan meals before buying too much stuff.

This place is kept in immaculate condition. Ms. Veronica has a keen eye for picking the best staff! Our vacation would not have been as rich had it not been for Miss Iris, who made all of our meals (which were outstanding); shared local traditions; as well as suggested things to do. I left feeling like I had a new family member.

If you get the chance to have Miss Sandra cook for you, her jerk chicken was much better then the restaurants. Lest I not forget to mention Mr. Curtis who took care of the grounds and always had a smile to share, as well as stories about Jamaica.

I would recommend sending a shopping list in advance of your arrival, although Miss Iris did a great job of having somethings on hand. Make sure you buy PLENTY of bottled water, you will need it, Also try the High Mountain coffee, 1/2 the price of Blue Mountain coffee, yet the same flavor. Anything you need or want, talk to Miss Iris, she can let you know where to get the best of everything while saving you money.

There are local beachcombers who sell handmade wood carvings which were greatly appreciated when I returned. The beach is beautiful and pristine. Make sure you hit Leroy's down the beach at night for some reggae/drinks-they are a family run business who welcomes people with open arms.

Make sure you travel with a group at night...this is a third world country in a depressed economic condition. We were two women alone, so had to be very aware of our surroundings. Miss Iris; Johnny and Mr. Curtis all made sure we were safe and well cared for.

I would absolutely recommend this villa for your stay, as I plan to be back sooner rather than later.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232821vb
-+876 291-7803 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
Longmont, CO
5

We had a wonderful time!!!

  • 5 out of 5
This was one of my favorite vacations. If you like hanging at the beach and a very laid back vacation, you will love this place! Miss Iris made wonderful meals all week. I especially liked how she made her fish. If you are lucky enough to get Miss Sandra also, make sure she makes some banana cake. I suggest letting them do most of your grocery shopping since they know what to get. We went one time to check out the grocery store and that was a fun side trip. If there is any food from home that you can't do without, I suggest you bring it. Jamaican food is reasonable, but imported food is very expensive. We brought peanut butter, tea, crackers, granola bars and other snack items.

The house is very nice with wonderful gardens. We ran the A/C at night in the rooms but where comfortable during the day.

Make sure you check out Leroy's on the beach. We went dancing Saturday night.

Johnny took us to Ocho Rios for a day. We had a great lunch, tubing on the White River (my 10 yr old son's favorite activity) and visited the Fire Water Springs. Curtis showed us the local cave one morning which was interesting. The rest of the time we spent at the beach.

A great way to the real Jamaica in a safe environment instead of staying at an all-inclusive resort.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232821vb
-+876 291-7803 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
Colorado
5

Beautiful relaxing villa by the Sea!

  • 5 out of 5
Everything about our trip was wonderful! Miss Iris is a wonderful lady that took care of us better than any 5-star hotel. Her food was fabulous and the villa was immaculate! It all made for such a relaxing vacation for us all. Johnny did such a good job showing us Jamaica and the local culture (and food). Although it was a long trip, I'm glad we went to Appleton Estates and back through Negril. We experienced more of Jamaica on that day than we could imagine. Jamaica has such a vast array of things to see and do, aside from just sitting on the (wonderful!) beach. This is the first time we had done a rental by owner, so we weren't exactly sure what we were in for. But Miss Veronica has done such a fabulous job with the location and staffing of the villa, it felt like home away from home. I couldn't believe that it really was as close to that little gazebo on the beach as it showed on the web! That was amazing!
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232821vb
-+876 291-7803 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
Crawley, West Sussex,UK
4

Relaxing and Enjoyable

  • 4 out of 5
Arrived on the Sunday, to be met by our very welcoming driver Johnny, who was only too happy to take us for a relaxing drive to the villa - via the local pub
We were then greeted by Iris, our chef and housekeeper who looked after us very well, while we were there.
The rest of the staff including the gardener Curtis and Sandra the other part-time chef and house keeper made our stay very enjoyable to.
The villa its self is clean and tidy and is in an ideal place to enjoy not only the beach, but travel for an hour either way by car and you reach some very interesting and bustling areas namely Ocho Rios or Montego Bay.
The only negative side was on the Saturday when some people were playing some very loud music, but this did not last long, so it did not upset our holiday.
Sights - Ocho Rios we went to Turtle falls this was nice and then went to there local market, very interesting but be prepared to barter.
If you want to give Iris a break from the cooking and fancy something else try Scotchies near Montego Bay is a really good place for traditional Jamaican barbecue food and very reasonably priced.
All in all we had a great time there which ended all to soon and would recommend to other people.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232821vb
-+876 291-7803 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
5

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 out of 5
We have been home about a month and we are still talking about this trip and our stay at the Yellow Canary. From the moment Johnny picked us up at the airport all our needs were taken care of. I really can't say enough great things about Iris. I woke each morning to the smell of coffee brewing in the kitchen! Iris prepared breakfast and dinner for us and we really enjoyed sampling some of the local cuisine. We loved the fresh fish that she purchased at Fisherman's Beach, right in front of LeRoy's. Iris was a joy to have around and we learned so much from her about the culture and traditions of Jamaica. We found this villa to be exactly as pictured....beautiful. We loved dining on the back veranda in the evening and the front veranda in the morning. There was always shade in the yard and a breeze coming off the ocean and through the house. We would recommend going shopping with Iris if you get a chance. We shopped with her in Duncans as well as at the market in Falmouth and so enjoyed the experience. She helped us exchange money as well as shop for food for the week. We felt very safe and secure the entire time we were there. We found the Jamaican people to be very friendly and helpful. We found the beach to be very nice and not crowded at all. It is a very short walk from the villa. If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay by a beautiful beach, then the Yellow Canary is it!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
business
Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232821vb
-+876 291-7803 (Jamaica)
Duncans North Coast Jamaica
Oklahoma City, OK
5

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second stay at the Yellow Canary. We love it so much we have already booked it for Christmas 2014! The villa and its surroundings are just as described by the owner and other reviewers. The property is well maintained and about 100 yards to the ocean. While it is a local beach, it feels very private and safe. We have never been harassed or bothered by anyone. If you are looking for quiet and solitude, along with a beautiful setting, the yellow canary is the right place. Miss Iris's meals are truly excellent and she will do whatever necessary to make your stay the most enjoyable ever. Johnny, the driver for the villa, will go out of his way to accommodate your schedule and desires. What are you waiting for??? Book your stay now. You won't be disappointed!!!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sangster International Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Leroys one beat bar
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Falmouth
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Iron Shore
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Glistening Waters
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Burwood Beach

Nearby attractions and activities. Just 10 minutes drive from here is Falmouth Town which is an old historical town with lovely old buildings, churches, shops, a hospital, and a great market. Some of the largest cruse ships dock here 3 times weekly. Historical plantation houses such as Good Hope Great House and Rose Hall are worth seeing.

Dunns River Falls, Swimming with the Dolphins, and River Rafting Adventure are a must and are located in Ocho Rios.

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Rates & Availability

From $180 Nightly

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Duncans in North Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom & second bedroom, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
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