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OCEAN FRONT VILLA AT CHUKKA COVE - THE PERFECT TROPICAL ESCAPE

Zander Melville

Speaks english, Jamaican Patois
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

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Zander Melville

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OCEAN FRONT VILLA AT CHUKKA COVE - THE PERFECT TROPICAL ESCAPE

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2 bedroom ocean front villa with breathtaking views of the Caribbean sea.

Two bedroom Ocean front villa, large patio set in a tropical garden and conveniently located between the resort towns of Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay on Jamaica's North Coast, and tucked away at Chukka Cove, Villa 1 provides unique access to a truly Jamaican experience. Far from pretentious, it is a warm and inviting 'real' home set on a farm and hidden amidst pastures and lush foliage on the edge of dramatic ocean front cliffs in a rural setting.

Nothing like the mega all inclusives, it sits in a lovely groomed area shared with only five other villas. Here in the country, you may wake up to the sound of roosters, can can listen to the crickets and frogs songs at night. Of course, like all farms, the villa has its own resident cat fondly called 'Puss' and the friendly neighbour dogs occasionally come for a visit.

So immerse yourself in the real Jamaica and soak your cares away in the turquoise waters of the cove or in the private pool used only by Chukka Cove villa residents. A safe place to vacation without being locked in a compound!

Your private paradise has a master and second bedroom both with full ensuite bathrooms. The master suite includes a seperate living area with futon, desk and sliding doors out to a small covered balcony with an incredible ocean view, the perfect place for your morning coffee. We recommend 4 adults and 1 child.

Downstairs, the dining room boasts large folding doors that open onto an expansive furnished patio shaded by a Passion fruit vine. A powder room, kitchen and laundry room complete the lower level.

The cliffs at Chukka Cove are dramatic and extensive, great for exploring or simply listening to the sound of the waves crashing ashore. On calm days, a ladder takes you into the cool clear waters.

On property is a small sandy cove, safe and perfect for young children to swim and play. On days when the sea swells are up and you seek calmer waters, a two minute walk along the edge of the polo field takes you to the spectacular Chukka Cove, a sheltered bay where the waters are always calm and cliff jumping, swimming and snorkeling are the order of the day.

What`s included?

• Friendly and attentive staff, led by Carlene, keep the villa spotless and prepare authentic Jamaican dishes. They can either accompany you to the grocery, selecting the best items at local markets or prepare the food you purchase.

• Netflix - where we are located, there is no cable TV.

• Airport transfers can be arranged with professional and friendly experienced drivers, as well as trips into town for shopping, or you can rent a car online or at the airport. On site at the farm are gift shops, snack bar and bar.

• A 25% discount on all Chukka Tours. The largest tour operator in Jamaica, award winning Chukka offers multiple locations and tours for your enjoyment. Villa 1 is located at the original tour location Chukka Polo farm you will see over 100 horses head to the stables each morning for the famous horseback ride n swim tour. Tours depart just a short walk from the Villa.

Check out Chukka.com to see all the tours and choose your adventure.

Trish is our reservation's manager while Janet is our onsite Villa 1 manager.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Zander Melville

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Speaks english, Jamaican Patois
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Originally from Ocho Rios, we are a family of three brothers who live, work & play in Jamaica. Marc, Daniel Jr & I love our beautiful Island, 'The land of wood and water'. Dad built the villa in 1985 as a family weekend getaway to relax, unwind and play our favorite sport, polo. We work hard and we play hard!

We invite you to share our home away from home and enjoy the true Jamaican experience.

The amazing scenery, breathtaking views of the cliffs and the Caribbean sea, as well as access to all activities at Chukka where it's always Play Time. It's safe, quiet and serene.

The stunning view of the sea from the upstairs balcony offers an ambiance of tranquility and peace. The large landscaped grounds, and hidden coves provide the perfect getaway. The villa is fully staffed, sit back and enjoy the simple pleasures!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Ocean Front Villa at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Ocean Front Villa at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3713569
+1 4167083262
Runaway Bay North Coast Jamaica
4

A TRIP TO PARADISE

  • 4 out of 5
I want to say thank you for such a wonderful stay at your villa. Our family enjoyed every moment there. Your staff is awesome, they made us feel so welcomed. Carlene is the best, she found out that my oldest daughter loved plantains and she cooked them for her every morning....she even cooked some for us to take on the plane and they were YUMMY!!

We did the horseback ride and swim and the staff there is wonderful as well. My younger daughter was afraid once she got on the horse and wanted to get off, but Abe wouldn't let her and tethered her horse to his and rode the trail with her. She felt more at ease doing that. Once the ride was over she was glad that she stayed and happy the Abe stayed with her.

George took us to swim in the cove and when he found out that our youngest loved sugar cane and hadn't had any during the trip he brought her some. And Ridley is such a nice gentleman. Made us feel secure and welcomed during our stay.

I cannot say enough good things about your staff!! We will definitely be back for another stay.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
business
Ocean Front Villa at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3713569
+1 4167083262
Runaway Bay North Coast Jamaica
Des Moines, IA USA
5

PARADISE FOUND!

  • 5 out of 5
My 16-year old son and I had the privilege of staying at this wonderful home for a week in June. I can hardly describe the beauty of this villa’s grounds and the feeling of a complete decompression we experienced while staying there. I had to keep the camera by my side every minute we were not in the water as I have found myself continually taking pictures of the ever changing ocean and all the amazing nature that was around us. When we weren’t snorkeling at the nearby cove we loved sitting under the passion fruit vines covered patio and just staring at the ocean. Every day we picked at least one ripe passion fruit, and they were delicious. There are mango, bread fruit, avocado, ackee, and almond trees overburdened with their fruit growing throughout the property.

A short walk west along the ocean side you’ll find a path to the cave. It is only chest-deep at the deepest part and is stunningly beautiful inside and out.

A protected cove located just a short walk (or swim) east from the property is a great snorkeling spot and is a safe haven when you don’t want to deal with the waves if the ocean is not perfectly calm.

The property owners have graciously provided the services of a wonderful cook named Carlene. Not only did she spoil us with the exotic dishes that she cooked for us, she also went out of her way to accommodate special requests. When I have time I watch Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, and in the episode covering Jamaica Andrew samples Mannish Water and Ackee with salt fish. I asked Carlene and she cooked it for us the next day and it was very delicious.

My son and I are divers and Carlene arranged a driver to take us to a reputable dive shop. The coral was healthy at the sites we dove and we got to see eel, lobster, sea cucumber, rays, and plenty of fish.

A 5 minute walk south from the property is the Chukka Caribbean Adventures outfit that offers a variety of tours and activities. We took their bus tour to the birthplace of Bob Marley (25% discount for staying at this property!) Even if my son and I were not reggae enthusiasts we still would have loved the trip because it was informative (kudos to the tour guide) and a perfect opportunity to see Jamaica’s country side and people. It was all beautiful.

Sergei
USA (IOWA)
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sergei - Always a pleasure to share our home with families who love the natural beauty of the tropics. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and amazing photos of the ever changing ocean and natural environs at Villa 1.
We look forward to hosting you and your son again!
Zander Melville
business
Ocean Front Villa at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3713569
+1 4167083262
Runaway Bay North Coast Jamaica
Des Moines, IA USA
5

PARADISE FOUND!

  • 5 out of 5
My 16-year old son and I had the privilege of staying at this wonderful home for a week in June. I can hardly describe the beauty of this villa’s grounds and the feeling of a complete decompression we experienced while staying there. I had to keep the camera by my side every minute we were not in the water as I have found myself continually taking pictures of the ever changing ocean and all the amazing nature that was around us. When we weren’t snorkeling at the nearby cove we loved sitting under the passion fruit vines covered patio and just staring at the ocean. Every day we picked at least one ripe passion fruit, and they were delicious. There are mango, bread fruit, avocado, ackee, and almond trees overburdened with their fruit growing throughout the property.

A short walk west along the ocean side you’ll find a path to the cave. It is only chest-deep at the deepest part and is stunningly beautiful inside and out.

A protected cove located just a short walk (or swim) east from the property is a great snorkeling spot and is a safe haven when you don’t want to deal with the waves if the ocean is not perfectly calm.

The property owners have graciously provided the services of a wonderful cook named Carlene. Not only did she spoil us with the exotic dishes that she cooked for us, she also went out of her way to accommodate special requests. When I have time I watch Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, and in the episode covering Jamaica Andrew samples Mannish Water and Ackee with salt fish. I asked Carlene and she cooked it for us the next day and it was very delicious.

My son and I are divers and Carlene arranged a driver to take us to a reputable dive shop. The coral was healthy at the sites we dove and we got to see eel, lobster, sea cucumber, rays, and plenty of fish.

A 5 minute walk south from the property is the Chukka Caribbean Adventures outfit that offers a variety of tours and activities. We took their bus tour to the birthplace of Bob Marley (25% discount for staying at this property!) Even if my son and I were not reggae enthusiasts we still would have loved the trip because it was informative (kudos to the tour guide) and a perfect opportunity to see Jamaica’s country side and people. It was all beautiful.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
business
Ocean Front Villa at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3713569
+1 4167083262
Runaway Bay North Coast Jamaica
5

A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE!

  • 5 out of 5
We absolutely loved Villa 1. It was the most relaxing and stress free couple of days I've had in years. The rustic homely setting of the villa bedrooms, somewhat separated, gives the ultimate privacy I needed. Not to mention the old-time plantation feel of the dining room area, a wonderful experience for my family and I. Carleen is a real treasure; simply amazing with her friendly disposition and her cooking...to die for!

I am a dog lover, so I was completely enthralled when Bojangles came over for a friendly visit and the kids adored Reds, the cat..think that's the most she's ever been pampered. This made our stay so much more enjoyable and we felt right at home.

The cove is a terrific place to swim in, the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for bringing me back to life. You will certainly be seeing me soon..

I recommend this place for anyone wanting to relax and revitalize.

Colin R
Toronto
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colin,

We're happy to know you had such a relaxing time, we look forward to your next visit.

Zander Melville
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Location

Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Sangster International Airport
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Northcoast High Way
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chukka Cove Polo Club
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Runnaway Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Scotchies
Car: not necessary

Villa 1 sits on the cliffs that were used in the filming of the 1973 film “Papillion” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, and in 1985 Walt Disney’s mini series “Return to Treasure Island” was also filmed at Chukka Cove.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Runaway Bay, North Coast Jamaica

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer rates 1
1 May 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
4 night minimum stay
$600
for 4 nights
From
$150
 
 
Summer rates 2
1 Oct 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
4 night minimum stay
$700
for 4 nights
From
$175
 
 
Winter rates
1 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
$900
for 4 nights
From
$225
 
 
Christmas rates
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
14 night minimum stay
$3,500
for 14 nights
From
$250
 
 
Additional Winter rates
4 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
$900
for 4 nights
From
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$600
for 4 nights
From
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $250
25% deposit required to secure booking; the balance payable 30 days prior to arrival and can be paid online by credit card through Pay Pal.

Security deposit is refunded once there are no damages or breakages, fair wear and tear excepted.
Please note forfeited funds will be credited towards a future stay at Villa 1

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Notes Cancellation: If you wish to cancel or change your reservation, the first change is free; all subsequent changes will incur a US$50 charge per change. Deposit will be refunded as follows:
Over 90 days prior to arrival, 100% refund
61-90 days prior to arrival, forfeit 25% of deposit
31-60 days prior to arrival, forfeit 50% of deposit
30 days or less days prior to arrival, forfeit 100% of deposit
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Runaway Bay in North Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • resort
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Powder room - Toilet
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon sleeps 1 child
  • Master bedroom has a king bed with a futon in the living area that sleeps 1 child while bedroom # 2 has 2 single beds. We recommend 4 adults and 1 child.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
Notes:
Trish - Our reservation's manager, takes care of all bookings. Originally from Jamaica, now resides in Canada. She's more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
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