Come unwind on one of our two beautiful private beaches, one of which sits just steps away from the villa in a quiet inlet cove full of white sand and pristine turquoise water surrounded by a rock barrier built to give you ultimate privacy and for parents a relieving sense of security for small children to play in.
There is great yard space with manicured lawns to run around on or relax on a hammock while the bbq grill is going and your drinking a Caribbean cocktail served by one of our friendly staff members.
Hillcrest Villa sits in a tropical garden where this charming oceanfront 5-bed, 3-bath is complete with a jacuzzi and billiard area along with an in-ground pool that is elevated above sea level giving an astonishing ocean front view on the northern coast of Jamaica.
Hillcrest is a total vacation retreat offering in and outdoor recreation activities like on premise kayaks, a Home Theater System equipped with Flat Screen Tv's, XBOX ,movie library & pool toys
Tennis: Tennis is available across the street from the Villa
My name is Stefan Loria. I have been visiting Jamaica for years. Me and my Family decided we wanted to invest in Jamaica. I am a avid Scuba diver and my father a fishing guru. The rest of my family like to kick back and enjoy the sun and peaceful times we enjoy together at the villa as a family
Stefano purchased this villa in 2004
My family decided to buy the Villa to bring us together and enjoy quality time in a beautiful, peaceful environment. A place where you can truly unwind from the stress of the Big City.
Happy New Year! I wanted to tell you that we had a spectacular time at Hillcrest Villa over Christmas. You've managed to carve out a piece of paradise, heaven, tranquility, so special, what a gem! Please see my sister-in-law's photos at the link below when you get a moment. I think you should use some of her photos of the Villa on the VRBO website because the ones you have there simply do not do the Villa justice!
Everyone in our party kept saying that the Villa exceeded their expectations in beauty, cleanliness, organization, and comfort, not to mention the professionalism and excellence of the staff (Carmen, Dell, Winston, Sheryl, and Ray). Everyone was so accomodating - making special cookies using our recipes - preparing shrimp and lamb curry dishes, preparing authentic Jamaican food, and the list goes on and on. It felt like family.
We hope to visit the Villa again one day. What a blessing that I came upon your Villa and that it all worked out. It was a dream come true for me and my Mom.
Amy and Cita ("Mama Cita" as the girls called her!)
The photos need to be updated because this property seems to have gone through a number of renovations/expansions since they were taken.
Before all else - the "lagoon" is the focal point for me. There is a man made reef, 2 beaches, and a shallow lagoon area right in front of the property. That comes along with a boat dock and tiki bar. It felt like we were on our own private resort. After going out on a boat ride, we realized no other property around the area had anything like it (all rocky, no beach access, if beach, no privacy)
Stefano definitely provides a great experience. We did not have to worry about a "ting". Masseuse came to the property to give us all massages, the food prepared was great and always a perfect portion. The staff heard me talk about a particular food I wanted to try and they went out of their way to make it happen.
The kayaks, snorkeling gear, etc were all appreciated. No need to pack a bunch of our own gear.
The shuttle/car service was superb. Nice clean, new van with a great guide/driver, Ray.
I already started planning my second trip to Hillcrest Villa by day 2 of my first trip! We loved it so much, our group actually extended our booking and our flight to stay one extra day because we did not want to leave! I loved the feel of being on our own private resort. I travel extensively and this was better than being at any giant resort any day. I can't wait to return.
It's difficult to put into words exactly how amazing this rental is. While the house itself is wonderful, it's the staff that takes the place to the next level. Carmen and Jodie prepared us 3 meals a day, one Caribbean feast after another. They kept the place spotless, cleaned up after us, did our laundry on request....all with a smile and Jamaican warmth. And Carmen's rum punch is to die for! Winston kept the grounds in perfect condition, helped with all the water sports equipment, and hunted down a ball for the foosball table when we couldn't find one. He made arrangements for us to go out on the sailboat, too. Raymond provided our airport transfers and drove us out to sightsee, and stayed onsite at night as our personal security guard.
You can spend every minute of your vacation at this villa. Everything you need is here: swimming pool, hot tub, foosball/pool table - all of it oceanside! There's great-quality equipment for snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. The owner has created a protected lagoon and a beautiful, private, white-sand beach! AC in the bedrooms, comfy beds, WiFi, flat-screen TVs with cable. The list goes on and on.
The owner of this property is easy to work with. He responds promptly to emails and is patient with all the questions travelers have. His staff speaks very highly of him as well.
There were 5 in our group, from 29-65. All of us had the trip of a lifetime and hated to leave our new Jamaican family.
I highly recommend this rental and will return as often as possible.
Our family vacation at the villa was memorable! There were 3 couples and two older kids which was perfect with 5 bedrooms. The friendly staff, the delicious food, the amazing views, the comfy beds, the privacy (with the exception of cameras everywhere) were just what we were looking for in a vacation. We kayaked and played in the water daily. The luxury van is so convenient to rent...we partied in Montego Bay until 2am one night. Local merchants came one day to sell fresh fruits and Jamaican treasures. The fisherman sold us lobster from their boats on the beach. It was so much fun!
First let me start by saying thank you to the owner. He was very kind and answered all my questions promptly, he really tried to make this a great experience for me (which it was). Upon arriving to the airport we are picked up by a driver by the name of Raymond in a very nice bus. He was also very good with answering any questions (such a nice guy)! When we get to the house it just looked unbelievable. It had a pool jacuzzi, a pool table, a foosball table, a private beach, kayak and snorkeling equipment. There is so much to do there is really no need to leave, but if you do the house is right in the middle of both Montego Bay and Ocho Rios (great location!!). The ladies who cooked all the food did an amazing job! Everything was fresh and so delicious. My husband enjoyed the food very much (he won't stop talking about it). Thank you again to the owner and all his wonderful staff who all really gave us a great experience. I would definitely recommend this Villa to anyone and I will return again!!
Two families of four, picked up by personal driver Ray (who was awesome). Staff (Ms. Carmen, Ms. Dell, and Ms. Kamora) were absolutely delightful and catered to our every request. Winston kept the property spotless. Location is absolutely beautiful, and the pictures on this website don't do it justice. The beaches are fabulous, water sports were HUGE, and all four kids (all under 8) absolutely loved it. Coral, and drop off were spectacular. Can't wait to get back!
The Villa surpassed our expectations. There was 8 adults, 1 child and 3 infants and at times we could not keep track of eveybody. The grounds were beautiful and we changed where we chose to relax just for a different breath taking view.
The staff was amazing and took wonderful care of us. Raymon our driver made sure we felt safe at all times. Jamaica was was beautiful to tour cant wait to go back and explore more of the Island.
You have to go snorkling it was awsome, so was snorkling.
Hats off to Stephan for letting us enjoy a bit of heaven.
Discovery Bay is a town in Saint Ann Parish in Jamaica. It is a land of verdant hills, crystal clear waters and beautiful landscapes stretching as far as the eyes can see. One of the most prominent tourist attractions in Jamaica, Discovery Bay enjoys a unique place in the island's history for it is widely believed that it is here that Christopher Columbus landed in 1494, and so the name.
A major attraction in Jamaica is the Dunn's River Falls in Ocho Rios, which in Spanish means eight rivers. There are steps leading up the orld-famous falls and once up, you can take in the panoramic views of the surroundings.
Other great tourist attractions around Discovery Bay, are The Green Grotto Caves where a crystal clear lake sets inside where reminisces were found suggesting that the Arawak Indians once lived here. There is the Dolphin Cove, a marine amusement park where you can swim with the dolphins and there is also zip lining, canopy tours & horse back riding as well as ample golfing
Golf: There are 3 Golf courses within a 15 minute driving radius of the Villa