|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Datura Villa sits perched on 9 acres and offers panoramic views of Montego Bay, has the amenities of a fine hotel and yet offers affordable luxury, privacy, and close proximity to all tourist activities, nightlife, and the airport.
The large terrace overlooks the large swimming pool and hot tub. Also on the grounds are a tennis court, fitness center, pool house, tropical gardens and fruit trees of Mango, Orange, banana, coconut, lemon, allspice, and breadfruit.
Included in the rental is a full staff consisting of cook, housekeeper, maid, caretaker, and our property manger/concierge.
All bedrooms offer air conditioning, 4 poster beds, private baths, ceiling fans, and plantation style windows. Rooms are cleaned daily. Fresh linens, bath, pool and beach towels are provided.
Meals are served in our screened in dining room, on the grand terrace, poolside, or under the almond tree. Coffee and fresh muffins are ready at 6:30 AM. Meals are customized to guest and dietary preferences and always freshly prepared. Our kitchen is modern, commercial and has 2 refrigerators, one guest refrigerator for drinks and wine, a big ice maker, 2 blenders, microwave, 2 freezers and all appliances.
Also on the property is a private fitness center with Life Cycle equipment. Our groundskeeper is also a trained fitness and yoga instructor who offers complementary workouts and are custom tailored. At night, the fitness center turns into a state-of-the art theater with an 8 foot screen, DVD projector, and 5:1 surround sound. Popcorn included!
Datura is also a member of both the nearby Montego Bay Yacht Club and Seawind Beach Club. Our villa membership gives all of our guests free admittance to the Seawind beach, including beach chairs and umbrellas. There is also a large swimming pool, bar service, the Calypso restaurant (20% discount for dinner) showers, changing rooms, and water sports (Parasailing, Tubing,Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Banana Boat Ride, Glass bottom Boat Ride, Snorkeling Trips, Kayaks, Pedal Boats, Hobie Wave, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving).
Our Montego Bay Yacht Club offers our guests free use of the two tennis courts, a lounge, bar, pool table and waterside dining with a 20% discount.
Datura is located only 7 miles from the airport and so from plane to pool is fast and easy. There are several beaches within a 10 minute drive, along with 5 golf courses, river rafting, zip line, water sports, shopping dining, nightlife and casino.
This is the perfect spot for families, honeymoons, and groups of friends to relax and play.
The Cole family purchased the property in 1990 and Randel Cole is the managing partner. Randel graduated from Boston University (BS) and Emerson College (MA) and has a long history of commercial property management. He loves the outdoors, Jamaica, property beautification and nature. Mr. Cheston Chisholm has been the on site property manager since 1990 and offers concierge services.
Randel Cole purchased this villa in 1990
Datura excels with luxury accommodations, privacy, affordability, a trained and experienced staff with excellent cuisine and close to the airport and all tourist activities
Unique benefits include a private large pool, hot tub, fitness center, screening room, commercial kitchen mahogany poster beds, air conditioning, membership to the Seawind Beach club which includes free admittance to the beach, lounge chairs, umbrellas, beach bar service, Calypso restaurant with 20% discount on dining, free membership to the Montego Bay Yacht Club which includes free use of two tennis courts, a bar, lounge area, pool table, and waterside dining with 20% discount on meal service.
We had such a wonderful time! From the first morning when I woke up and realized I had no demands on my time other than visiting with friends and eating. The staff was great! Especially Henry. The food was always good. Sharene made pumpkin pie at Rick’s request and it took me back to my grandmother’s pumpkin pie. She also showed us how to make the ginger ice tea which will always take me back to Montego Bay. Everything was up to date and clean. The paint in the living room was lovely. We did our morning walks with Henry and then yoga and in the afternoons he lead us through aqua size. It was a perfect vacation and the staff made us feel so at home with nothing to want for. I feel bad that we didn’t go much of anywhere so we didn’t get to spend much time with Chisolm. We did love hearing his stories and the information he had about the town and the countryside and Datura Villa. This was one of the most relaxing and pleasant vacations I have ever spent. I hope we get the opportunity to visit again. We felt well taken care of.
Thank you so much for the beautiful experience.
Thank you Randel and Datura staff. We have been utterly spoiled. This home is beautiful and charming with phenomenal views. We're so glad we didn't stay in a hotel down in the bay. People simply don't know what they're missing out on. The personal chef, concierge and staff make this a truly five star experience. We think this is the very best way to stay and enjoy Jamaica. Especially when you see other guests returning here 17 years in a row, you know there's a reason. This whole stay has given us wonderful lifetime memories. We'll be back soon! Thank you again everyone. :)
Greg and Jen
A friend invited me to spend a couple of days in Jamaica at Datura Villa last month, and I can't say enough about this beautiful property and the wonderful staff running the show! First of all, Datura Villa is located about 20 minutes from the airport in Montego Bay. Chisholm, the property manager, met me at the airport and pointed out some of the sights in Montego Bay as we drove to the villa, which is located on several acres of property with spectacular views of Montego Bay.
The accommodations are what I'd describe as "Old World Jamaica" with modern amenities, including new bathrooms, wifi throughout, a gym on the property, and a salt water pool and hot tub situated on a hillside overlooking Montego Bay. The house is comfortably furnished, with lots of space and separate areas for hanging out with friends or just curling up with a book and spending an afternoon undisturbed. To be perfectly honest, I was looking for a bit of a retreat, and thus had no desire to sightsee or go anywhere. The chef, Cherine, served three delicious meals every day - breakfast on the terrace, lunch "under the almond tree" (no joke), and dinner in the dining room. Everything is very casual, but I felt very well taken care of at the same time. The food was terrific, with great local ingredients and specialties at every meal. Much of the fruit at breakfast was grown on the property! I had no special requests with regard to ingredients, etc., but I was asked about allergies and food preferences. The jerk chicken and pork was a standout, as were all desserts and pastries. I believe the eggs came from chickens on the property next door. I even took home some of the homemade jerk sauce as gifts.
Every afternoon, several of us worked out with Henry, the on-site trainer. Henry is built like a tank and put us through our paces for an hour or so daily. The fitness room is in a new addition to the property, and has weights, machine, yoga mats, etc. After that, a nap, dinner and drinks on the terrace. I'm sure many guests go out or leave the property, but I was content to spend several quiet and very restful days at Datura Villa. I would highly recommend to friends, and will be returning again next year with a larger group, and I hope to be able to plan for this as an annual getaway!
The Datura Villa Experience
Private villa with beautiful surroundings, all the facilities and amenities you would want for a Caribbean holiday - and without the crowds of an all- inclusive resort.
Just returned form a wonderful holiday at Datura Villa overlooking Montego Bay and still remarking to myself how enjoyable it was. This time, my husband and I, and some friends did something different than staying at one of those large resorts or the touristy, all - inclusive spots. We pooled our funds to stay at Datura Villa – a gorgeous private residence that came equipped with a full staff and all the facilities you would want. It was a delightful holiday and to my mind – a far better version for a family or group of friends than the typical resort option. So to sum up – here are my top ten reasons why we loved our week at Datura.
1. The View. Gorgeous picturesque spot overlooking Montego Bay and wonderful vantages. At night, mesmerized by the stars above or the twinkling lights of the town below. 2. Beautiful Residence - lovely and very comfortable rooms – with a subtle luxurious feel and all your creature comforts. 3. Gorgeous pool and hot tub over looking the bay ... always a pleasure to swim in. And the pool is all yours – in contrast to being at a resort where you are sharing it will all the other guests!
4. Attentive and helpful Staff – from our driver Chisholm who is always available to take us on outings, to the cook Shereen who can accommodate your food interests in the most tasty ways, to Henry who is always ready to do a training session or stretch class or a walk on the property to see the avocado tree and other sights.
5. Perfect Base for Day Trips. We loved having both the quiet and privacy of the villa (and a whole pool to ourselves) – and using it as a base for day trips to to check out various resorts, beaches, restaurants, etc. 6. Great Meals – tasty, healthy and with a Jamaican flair. One day we decided to splurge on lobsters. Shereen was able to arrange for their delivery that day and grilled them to perfection for us. A sumptuous meal - complete with great wines ( and one that was a whole lot less expensive than in a restaurant). 7. Lush Property. 8. Work Out Facilities. 9.Security on site. 10. And lastly – everything is very easy and taken care of for you.
7. Lush Property. Datura Villa is a beautiful property with different types of flowers and interesting vegetation. Every day I would do the walk down to
Datura is perched above Montego, affording cool breezes and privacy while being close to all tourist activities, beaches, shopping, airport, restaurants, nightlife, golf and spas.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
19 Apr 2015 - 12 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes||Rates are based on the number of bedrooms required and is a sliding. Maximum 2 guests per bedroom. Rates quoted are the 5 bedroom rate. Please contact for current pricing if fewer bedrooms are requested. Villa is rented on a weekly, Sunday to Sunday basis and the rate includes a full staff, fresh linens, towels, maid and meal service. Cost of groceries and ground transportation are additional.|
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