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Villa $850 per week, Villa/van/driver $1550 per week

Keith or Vicki

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Villa $850 per week, Villa/van/driver $1550 per week

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Port Maria - On Top of The World Villa

3 bedrooms w/king beds; 1 bedroom w/twin beds; 2 full baths; 1 half bath

Our Jamaican villa rental is privately nestled on a tropical hillside between Ocho Rios & Port Maria, Jamaica. This spacious villa boasts a breathtaking panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea and Blue Mountains. A van and driver are available for tours & airport transfer. Driving in Jamaica can be quite challenging and stressful and the owners offer a package deal of villa/van/driver for rent for $1550.00 per week. (No insurance cost , no liability for any damages, includes airport transfers, includes experienced driver knowledgeable of Jamaica.) Renter pays for fuel. Minutes away from some of Jamaica's finest beaches and exciting nightlife of Ocho Rios. Dunn's River Falls, Rio Grande Rafting, Blue Mountain Biking, Blue Lagoon, Black Sand Beach, Boston Bay and Port Antonio are just some of our guests favorite places to see and experience. As you look out to the endless wonder of the Caribbean Sea, you are awed by this exotic and soothing paradise.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Keith or Vicki (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
1 April, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

On Top of the World Villa exceeded all of the Doeden's promises and our expectations. The villa sits atop a tropical jungle with spectacular views of Port Maria. The pictures on the websites do not do the villa or the view justice, you have to see them in person. Cutty is the ideal, fun and knowledgable host/tour guide for your Jamaican adventure. Ann Marie is an amazing and accommadating chef. Both Cutty and Ann Marie made our trip warm, comfortable and relaxing. The area has so many options for fun, dancing, rafting, horseback riding, climb a waterfall, go to the beach, etc. All the people we met were wonderful. The Doeden's were easily accessible and extremely helpful in planning our vacation. This was the best holiday we all had ever spent. On Top of The World Villa is well worth every penny, and more. Enjoy!
Jun 2004
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Villa $850 per week, Villa/van/driver $1550 per week
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 17 reviews
Minnesota
5

Felt On Top of the World at On Top of the World Villa

  • 5 of 5

My recent week-long stay in February 2015 at the villa on a guys' trip was a genuine Jamaican cultural experience I truly enjoyed. Each morning from the veranda overlooking beautiful Pagee Beach, we planned our days of lounging at local bars, shopping at the markets, exploring the beaches and cities, fishing with local fishermen, and meeting and interacting with the good people of Jamaica. Our driver Lawrence was both an invaluable tour guide and resident expert on Jamaica's economy, history, language, food, and way of life. Day trips to the east found us swimming at Blue Lagoon and Boston Bay and to the west relaxing at Moxon's Beach Club and Margaritaville in Ocho Rios. The sights and sounds of real Jamaica were everywhere during these travels - the surf, a soccer game, dance party music, schoolchildren in uniforms, bustling traffic, jerk chicken and festival, Red Stripe and Appleton Rum . . . In the evenings, we retreated to the villa for sit-down meals appreciatively prepared for us by the staff of Tashae, Charmaine, and Jodi. And by nightfall, guys congregated back on the veranda to plan the next day's adventures. Thank you and hats off to On Top of the World villa for making my first trip to Jamaica and a return trip for my friends a memorable one!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minnesota
5

A Vacation Like No Other!

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a week at On Top of the World Villa in February 2015 and can say this vacation is a vacation like no other. I have done several of the all-inclusive, resort vacations at other Caribbean destinations and, although those vacations are nice, they often leave me wanting to learn more about the people and history of the island. The all-inclusive, resort vacation gives only small glimpses of the island life and culture. A vacation at On Top of the World Villa allows one to really be fully immersed in the Jamaican culture. The main tourist attractions along the north coast are a short drive away and readily available if they are on your list of things to do. However, with help from the driver, Lawrence, I would strongly suggest finding some spots “off the beaten path”. There are countless road-side shops or relatively unknown beaches that offer a wonderful look into life on the island of Jamaica. Even stops at the local grocery store and open market in Port Maria to help the cook, Charmaine, pick out meals for the week was an experience you’d never get on a “resort” vacation. The villa amenities are excellent with comfortable king beds in large bedrooms, clean bathrooms, spacious living room and kitchen, and a large veranda with a spectacular view! The staff is very helpful and always accommodating. Lawrence, the driver, was easy to schedule with and very knowledgeable when we had questions about the people and history of the island. The villa owner, Keith, was very easy to reach and was quick to respond to questions regarding booking and travel. If you are looking for a vacation to really experience what Jamaica has to offer, this is the place for you! I look forward to my next stay at On Top of the World Villa!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

My 1st vacation in Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

There's not enough space on this review to describe how wonderful my vacation at this villa was. Our driver, Lawrence was the sweetest person ever. He took us everywhere. Literally! He introduced us to so many wonderful people. I can't wait to see him again next yr. Tashae, the villa manager, was super sweet and very patient. She was there to greet us every morning with fresh coffee already made. She went out of her way to make sure that we had everything we needed and made sure that we were comfortable. Jody and her sweet little girl, Lawranelle were also very sweet. She made sure our laundry was washed and always had it folded neatly on our beds in our rooms. That totally spoiled me. And I'm such a sucker for kids, so I couldn't wait to see Lawranelle when she came from school. Charmaine was like long lost family. She prepared meals that was so good, I didn't want to leave the villa at the end of my stay. She prepared everything fresh and even cooked a little extra for us so that we could have leftovers for lunch the next day. Lawrence and the ladies even spent time with us after hours just so we could all get to know each other and unwind after a long day. My friends and I will for sure be back next year. This villa was truly home away from home. The pictures really don't do this place any justice. It's twice as big than what the pictures show and the veranda and the view is just breathtaking! The master bathroom & bedroom was huge and so was the hallway bathroom and half bath. All of the bedrooms were super spacious and plenty of room for large families/groups. The owner of this villa is very helpful and answered everyone of my emails and messages. Thanks to Keith and his staff for making our 1st trip outside of the United States the best ever! See you all next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The Jamaican Experience

  • 5 of 5

Travelling to Jamaica for my first time and pregnant at 5 months in a party of six adults, this property and the staff went above and beyond my expectations. The property has ample living space and beautiful views. The property has 4 bedrooms (3 king beds and 2 twins) and 2.5 baths. It’s not for those who are looking for a resort-like vacation. But if you want to experience local culture and cuisine, this is the property for you.

Keith (the owner) has been very easy to deal with. He answered all my questions before hand. On the day of my arrival, we were delayed by a snow storm in the US. Keith communicated this to his staff. Once we got out of the airport, Lawrence was right outside waiting for us. From there on, we knew we knew we were in good hands.

The staff at the property was what made the trip so special. Tashae, the property manager, is sweet and caring. She always made sure she we were comfortable. Charmaine, the chef, made us dinner and breakfast. The staff took us to the market so that we would not be ripped off. Lawrence, the driver, is a local celebrity. He knew someone everywhere we went. He took us to less touristy places and made sure we were enjoying ourselves and safe. We never felt unsafe because one of the staff would always be with us. On our last night, the staff made a bonfire for us and we enjoyed their company. They all have a great sense of humor so we loved having them around. I can go on and on about the staff.

If you are going to Jamaica and want a real Jamaican experience, I would highly recommend Top of the World villa.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay as we vacationed at On Top Of the World! The location in perfect, it’s off the beaten path, quiet, serene, picturesque and a nice distance from the in-laws (smile). All of the staff we were in contact with are all well rounded and can handle any situation that occurs. We loved the house it’s airy, spacious and accommodated my family nicely.

It was a pleasure dealing with the Owner Keith as he kept the communication lines open throughout the vacation process and followed up with us afterwards as well which showed care for his clients. The décor of the house is simple yet elegant (just right). I will certainly recommend to family, friends, colleagues and certainly look forward to staying On Top of the World again in the future on my next visit to Jamaica. Thanks for a great stay

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at the villa for a 3 week period over Christmas & New Year.

Villa is spacious and fulfilled our needs to allow us to have our extended family staying with us for part of our holiday.

The staff at the Villa is exceptional.

Any questions asked by us, anything we wanted was catered for.

Lawrence the driver was very helpful with anything from directions, to finding the best exchange rates, best beaches, local entertainment, even discounts for grocery shopping!

Tash with helping to find local taxis, manicures, hair-dressers and everyday questions......

Charmain, with all the wonderful food she cooked for us during our stay.

we really enjoyed our stay and looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Car: recommended

Other Activities: Swim with the Dolphins, ZipLine, Water Theme Park, Waterfall Climbing,Coffee Plantation tours,

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Prices & Availability

From $135 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Port Maria, North Coast Jamaica

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Port Maria in North Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , sink & toilet only
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bohemian Nights - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , spacious enough for additional mattresses
    Blue Mountain Vistas - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    The Prophet - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Everything Irie - 2 Single Bed , room for more mattresses
  • Bedrooms can easily accommodate more than 8 persons, with additional mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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