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Perfect Jamaican Getaway with Stunning Clifftop Location

Nicholas Austin

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Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Perfect Jamaican Getaway with Stunning Clifftop Location

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Negril - Cliffhouse, Jamaica

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Set on the North West Coast of Jamaica, Cliffhouse is situated in Cousins Cove, a beautiful fishing village away from the traps of the commercial tourist industry.

This beautiful villa has 5 large en-suite bedrooms and huge open-plan living space. It is perched on a cliff in three acres of lush tropical gardens, with a perfect 180 degree view of the Caribbean Sea. With our daily maid service, a full-time chef and on-site manager to make sure everything runs smoothly, it’s the ideal spot to relax and enjoy what Jamaica has to offer.

Once experienced, never forgotten!

Perfect for families and friends: The house consists of five spacious and comfortable double bedrooms, each has an en-suite bathroom with shower. The three master bedrooms (two downstairs, one upstairs) have overhead fans and air-conditioning. There are two other downstairs bedrooms, one of can be configured to be a twin, and the other is a double, both have overhead fans.

The layout of the rooms makes the house work well for families as the four downstairs bedrooms are all interconnected. Alternatively, if you need more privacy, the connecting doors can be locked and each bedroom can be accessed by a separate external door. The upstairs bedroom has access to a large balcony over looking the courtyard and with sea views.

Highlights: • 3 air-conditioned bedrooms

• All 5 bedrooms en-suite

• Scuba dive on a private reef

• House chef available

Stunning location: As the name suggests, Cliffhouse perches above the Caribbean Sea on the North West Coast of Jamaica, in a quiet fishing village called Cousin’s Cove. The property nestles in nearly 2 acres of tropical woodland with the house perched 10 meters from the cliff edge giving breathtaking views of the ever changing sea, the glorious evening sunsets and the moonshine dancing on the waves. The entrance to the property is dominated by a majestic bamboo tree that towers above the drive. Take a walk round the garden and you will find ackee, breadfruit, lime, grapefruit orange, banana, coconut and mango trees.

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  • children welcome
Nicholas Austin (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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About Nicholas Austin

We have owned Cliffhouse for many years now, about 15 I think. We fell in love with this part of Jamaica after visiting and staying at a friends villa just on the other side of the bay. We have always loved Jamaican music and culture and Cousins Cove was everything we hoped it would be. A perfect slice of a true rural jamaican community unspoilt by the commercialism on some of the more well know parts of the island.

Why Nicholas Austin chose Negril

Within days of first visiting and staying within the Cousins Cove community we felt at home. The people are so friendly and genuine, each time I went back I met more and more wonderful friends and it is they that made every trip so special. So much so that we had to buy our own property and once Cliffhouse became available to buy we had to make an offer! The property is a private villa, run by a team of locals that we have known since they were teenagers when used to come and hang with us to get free beers and listen to music and tell us all about there lives.

What makes this villa unique

A truly beautiful and unspoilt part of Jamaica. Totally private and peaceful. If you are looking for bars and clubs then you need to head towards Negril, but if you are looking to get to know what Jamaican rural life is really like this is the place for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at the Cliff house. Everything about it was perfect, Dan had kept the whole thing a secret and told us we were going to Spain right up to the time of check in. The location was great too, so peaceful, I was always first up not wanting to waste one moment of our beautiful surroundings sitting in the hammock with my cup of tea looking out over the reef. The evenings also were amazing the beautiful fireflies and the sounds of the tree frogs.

O`neil, Angelita, Yogi were all wonderful, Vessel really looked after the boys and drove them where ever they wanted to go. We always enjoyed our walks down to the little store and of course the stop off at Bryron's bar on the way back. We had the best goodbye ever, Harvey our son, played his guitar (lots of Bob Marley stuff) and everyone in Bryrons joined in. We made some great friends and I`m sure we`ll be back. Thankyou so much .
Oct 2011
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Perfect Jamaican Getaway with Stunning Clifftop Location
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 10 reviews

Absolutely Fabulous Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, Great staff, Great Fun! That about sums it up.. We had a great time-- property is very clean has great views, very quite, relaxing, tranquil shady place to stay.. Yogi is a great chef, Oneil is a great host and driver and Ongelita keeps the place nice and tidy!!!

It was a group of 6 of us and we have friends in Jamaica who visited us and the place is so spacious everyone could find privacy right there in the house and on the grounds.. I mean there isn't much more to say than Cliff house is a great place to stay.. And we will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time at Cliffhouse! When we arrived, we were amazed to see that the pictures online did not do the house and property justice. It was truly even more beautiful in person. The rooms were cool from the air conditioning, and extremely spacious, even with 11 people. There was a great walkway down to the water, with a ladder that allowed you to snorkel around and see the sea life. We also had so much fun playing bocce ball in the yard and life size jenga by the pool. Yogi was also a highlight of the trip and his cooking is to die for. I definitely recommend his jerk chicken on the first night of your stay. He was also extremely helpful and even took us to the market with him a couple times so we could experience the real Jamaica! One of our most memorable experiences was going to Byron's Bar with Yogi and having fresh caught lobster waiting for us there. The staff also helped us arrange trips into Negril to go to Ricks Cafe and Margaritaville. Angelita was also amazing and always made sure we had a spotlessly clean house each day. Overall, we all had the vacation of a lifetime and I definitely recommend this house to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue because I thought I would need to set aside a huge block of time to express in detail how much of an amazing time my friends and I had at Cliffhouse. We went to celebrate my 31st birthday and the accommodations were BETTER than described!! Yogi's meals were legendary and O'Neil, Vessel and Anjelita were all very delightful. This trip was...hands down...the BEST VACATION OF MY LIFE. We're already planning our return. Thank you Nick for making the arrangements so smooth!!! :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katrice Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I cannot tell you how important reviews are these days. We are always looking for new guests to rent the place to please tell all you friends they must come too. We have space in early December and not many booking for the early part of the new year so happy to fill them with lovely people. Best wishes. Nick

Super duper

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous festive break at the cliffhouse. We went with our 3 smalll children and didn't really know what to expect or how they would adjust to Jamaican living. Luckily, thanks to the various local friends attached to the property, we couldn't have been made to feel more at home, or moree comfortable. It was great having o'neil and family on site as nothing was too much trouble and every element of the property was kept in tip top shape. That said there a a few niggles as some of the kitchen equipment was on it's last legs, but overall the pros massively outweighed the cons. The house is really spacious and has a great terrace and fabulous grounds, complete with fruit trees which really impressed our city dwelling children. We used the recommended cook for breakfast and lunch every day and enjoyed fantastic jamaican cuisine and i barely had to venture into the kitchen as trevor also did all the clearing and washing up which was a joy. There are lots of great beaches within 30 mins drive and it is a very easy stroll to cousins cove and the beach bar which saw lollipop (and red stripe) sales boom during our 2 weeks!! We had a few lunches out in negril and at local beaches which o'neil recommended all all were great, although trevor prodcued the best food for us by far. Evenings watching the sun go down with a punch in hand whilst listening to the kids enjoying a spontaneous game of some sort with their new jamaican chums wont be forgotten quickly and we wouldnt hesitate to recommend the cliffhouse to others, just dont try to go at the same time as us please as we shall be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Orlando, Florida

A Perfect piece of paradise for one week!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to be home...

My family and I have just returned from a fantastic week at the Cliffhouse in Cousins Cove and it was fantastic. The grounds were amazing, the snorkeling and diving out our front door were an every morning must. We choose the Cliffhouse because of the location with easy access to Negril and MoBay. However, we seldom wanted to leave as we just were all so happy there with the huge pool, private tennis courts and just lounging around with some great R and R. The house was very well equipped and now has Wifi which is convenient as we have teens. The bedrooms and all bathrooms were great and we simply needed nothing.

One of the biggest highlights of the trip was certainly Yogi (our personal chef) He is an amazing cook, fun, funny and is a local legend with his gourmet skills. We woke to breakfast every morning and had most dinners also at the villa. The outside dinning area was all of our favorites coupled with Yogi's great meals it was perfect.

One of the other highlights is that 2 of our children wanted to get PADI certified. Not only was it considerably less than in the states but the biggest thing is that our Dive Master came to the house and kids started diving in the Caribbean on day one. Diving or snorkeling, the Cliffhouse will not disappoint you. There is some great lobsters just beyond the reef to catch, spear fishing or just site seeing, all is great for beginners or skilled.

We have been traveling to Jamaica for many years and our kids feel welcome love the people and the culture as do we. If you are not into the all inclusive hotel thing and want to truly experience Jamaica and all it has to offer, this is a great choice. It took us around 20 minutes to get to Negril for dinner one night and of course cliff diving at Ricks and seven mile beach. We also went to MoBay to Margaritaville and the hipstrip for the day plus Mayfield falls but found we were just as happy making our own drinks and having the beautiful grounds to enjoy at the Cliffhouse. We all look forward to our return and being a foodie, I miss Yogi's cooking the most!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing property, great service and value!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing spring break from law school at this wonderful and secluded property. The owners were very accommodating to our request, allowing us to bring a group of 13 people, which is more than usual for this property. Even with a group this size the house felt spacious. The rooms are great, the service from the local staff is great. O'Neil, Anjelita, Vessel and Yogi really made us feel welcome. Anjelita and her assistant's cleaning was really helpful, especially when we were so many people. Yogi made great food, especially the fish dinner he made for us. His jerk goat stew had a real kick to it, which everyone liked except one of our friends who's more sensitive tounge almost fell off from the spicyness!

We brought our own van, so we did our expedtions of our own. The trip from Kingston to Negril was a great experience, although the road conditions, especially between Kingston and the north coast is a test for both driver and particularly nervous passengers. Exploring the mountains around Negril is really recommended, we went on our own, but I assume going with O'Neil would be easier with a smaller group as some of the sights are not clearly marked on maps and on by signs.

This house is a find, well kept and at an amazing price! We really hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Byrons Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.35 Miles
O'Neil fish shack
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Half Moon
Car: recommended

Cousin’s Cove is without doubt one of the more beautiful of all the coastal villages on the North West coast. You will find no tourist traps, only local bars and shacks run by local people who have lived there all their life. If you like to be away from the beaten track then this is where you will get as close to the real Jamaica as you can.

Set on the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea you can scuba dive, snorkel, fish and take boat trips up the coast. Nearby Negril offers everything you want from a resort from bars, restaurant to concerts on the beach, water sports all centered on the 7-mile beach.

Head into the interior behind the villa are you will find the ancient bat caves with cave markings and geological structures. You will find Sir Alexander Bustermante’s house, the beautiful Mayfield waterfalls, horse-riding, tube rafting and other outdoor activities.


Prices & Availability

From $590 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Negril, South Coast Jamaica

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
19 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
End of season
1 Sep 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas and New Year
20 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Notes 50% deposit to secure the dates. 50% one month before arrival.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Negril in South Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , can also be twin
  • The master bedroom is on the first floor and can be accessed for the interior and exterior of the villa. It has a private terrace. The 3 main bedrooms all have air conditioning and each bedroom has a ceiling fan. All remaining bedrooms are on the ground floor.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The house is well equipped throughout. The kitchen has a large American fridge with ice maker and cool water on tap. There is a dishwasher, oven, toaster and juicer and enough cutlery and crockery for up to twelve people. In the day room is a barbecue. There is a CD/MD music system with speakers in the living room, the day room and by the pool. The system can also take ipods/mp3 players and is configured so the speakers can be switched on and off in each location or played all at the same time. There is cable TV and full internet access using prepaid access cards available locally. In the main courtyard is a laundry room with washing machine and sink for the use of guests and the daily maid.There is a selection of childrens toys, books and games stored in the cupboards in the living room as well as backgammon, chess and Jenga.

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