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CHARMING, QUIET MOUNAINTOP VILLA: EXPERIENCE JAMAICA LIKE A JAMAICAN

Marvia Brown

Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks English, Patois
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Marvia Brown

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks English, Patois
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CHARMING, QUIET MOUNAINTOP VILLA: EXPERIENCE JAMAICA LIKE A JAMAICAN

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Green Island - Spring Mountain Villa

4 bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms w/ showers, porch and veranda; sleeps up to 12

Spring Mountain Benefit Corp. is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Any contributions above fair market value for your stay at Spring Mountain Villa are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code. Spring Mountain Benefit Corp. is a public charity in place to help local people in Jamaica. For more information, please see http://www.acrosticpoet.com/springmountainvilla.com.

Set high on a mountain, Spring Mountain Villa gives you privacy, a breathtaking view and a vacation like no other. Green Isle is a Jamaican town just miles from the white sand beaches and cliff side restaurants of world famous Negril. Your host Marvia lives right next door and will provide a genuine Jamaican vacation tailored to your taste! She is available to cook (Marvia is a great chef), guide and transport you to the many activities available locally. The entire 3 acre compound is fenced and the enclosure contains the two villas, many native fruit trees (mango, papaya, bannana, coconut), and a vegetable garden. For a modest fee, you can go deep sea fishing, river fishing, go horseback riding, visit the bird sanctuary and even hike to the falls. The Negril beach, just minutes away by car, is a seven mile crescent ringed with bars, restaurants and water activities.

Marvia, who has two young children, has years of experience as a tourist chaperone. She is fluent in English and knows her business very well. She was born and raised in the area. You can feel safe and secure in her care. She will escort you to the less expensive shops and stores as well as secluded and remote areas, if you wish, for a modest fee.

If you like the beach, this is the way to go: the white sands of Negril, the sunsets, the nighttime activities are at your disposal! You do not have to deal with the hassle of tourist hotels, with a myriad of rules and regulations. If you wish, you can relax on the beach every day and spend the entire time frequenting the local bars and restaurants. Every hotel on the beach has a bar and a beach area that are open to the public and most have amenities that you can enjoy (such as hammocks, a pool, and beach chairs) while you patronize their establishment.

If you like the cliffs, you can spend all day snorkeling off the rocks at any number of bars and restaurants that overlook the sea. You can ride there by auto or take a trip on a glass bottom boat around the beach to the cliffs. You can see the famous cliffs from the boat, snorkel on the reefs, swim to the cliffs (and dive, if you are brave!).

There are many glass bottom boats available in Negril to snorkel on the reefs or for lunch on a nearby island, where you can feast on lobster, fish and chicken (drink included). You can go deep sea fishing or river fishing, if this is your pleasure.

You can cool off and go river swimming (fresh water) by the waterfall. It is an easy hike through the lush green countryside.

If you are an explorer, then this is the vacation you want. You can hike at Roaring River and the Mayfield Falls or take a day trip to the bird sanctuary and enjoy the natural landscape at your own pace. There is no experience as exciting as having Jock cut open a coconut with his machete as you hike the countryside!

Additional details and pricing can be found here: http://www.acrosticpoet.com/springmountainvilla.com/pricing.htm

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marvia Brown (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks English, Patois

About Marvia Brown

Marvia and I built this property in 2005 in order to allow tourists to experience local life in Jamaica, and to bring much needed money to the area. Spring Mountain Benefit Corp, the nonprofit, uses all proceeds from rentals to benefit local people in the area. I've been going to Jamaica for over 30 years and have been 'sisters' with Marvia since 1998. I have always loved the place, the people and the culture and want to help in any way I can.

Marvia Brown purchased this house in 2005

Why Marvia Brown chose Green Island

The location of this property is fantastic. You can see the sunrise from the back veranda and the sunset from the front veranda. It is secluded, high on the hill, and surrounded by farm land to ensure privacy. It is a beautiful location.

What makes this house unique

Relaxed atmosphere, tailored to suit the traveler's needs. The vacation can be customized in just about any way imaginable. Also, any money paid over $30 per night is a US Federal tax write-off as it is a charitable donation.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p967172
+1876 -486-2219
Green Island North Coast Jamaica
4

Nice!

  • 4 out of 5
My husband, three teenage kids and I stayed here over Christmas. One of the most interesting vacations ever! So nice to not be at a resort and be able to experience a bit of life with the locals. We were still able to enjoy the beach at Negril so it was really best of both worlds. The rental property is on top of a hill next to the home of Marvia and Jocko and their 2 young children who you can't help but fall in love with. :)
My favorite thing about staying here was waking up in the morning and having a wonderful cup of coffee while sitting on the front porch feeling the warm sun and taking in all of the sounds. Chickens, goats, horse, dogs all roam around the property. You could often hear a radio playing from a neighbor across the valley or the sounds of someone out working. It was wonderful. Marvia is a gracious host and was brilliant about all of the local floral and fauna. We were able to sample many of the local flavors, right from their property. Fresh coconut right of the tree, gungo beans, turmeric, breadfruit and the best bananas ever. We were there for Boxing Day and they had a party, so that was a unique experience too.
The accommodations are rustic but we embraced it and had a great time. Not only did we have a nice time enjoying the warmth and sun but we made new friends! :)
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the nice review.
business
Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p967172
+1876 -486-2219
Green Island North Coast Jamaica
5

Great time! Unlike the usual Jamaica experience.

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I recently stayed at Marvia's guest house and had a blast. This is definitely not like the typical "all-inclusive resorts," and we were delighted with our experience. The quiet country area offered sublime views. We woke up early every morning and basked in the sunrise - which was amazing from the back porch. Sunsets were equally epic from the front. Marvia's family and neighbors were all super nice and friendly.

The house is a 20-30 minute from the nearest "touristy" city - Negril. Marvia organized a driver to take us wherever we wanted. The driver that she used was punctual, polite, friendly, and professional.

We most enjoyed going to the Half-Moon beach/resort. We weren't bugged by the parade of "hustlers" that we discovered at Negril. Marvia always knows about a lot of other hidden gems that aren't typically frequented by tourists. In particular - ask about the place with her favorite coco-bread and patties.

Marvia is also a great cook. She prepared a couple dinners for my wife and I and they were delicious.

The house was exactly as advertised and really we wanted for nothing.

I really can't say enough good things about our experience. I'd be delighted to serve as a reference for Marvia and talk openly about the details of our experience
  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
business
Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p967172
+1876 -486-2219
Green Island North Coast Jamaica
5

Beautiful location and great hosts

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed on the upper half of this house for a week. We were in town for a wedding at Beaches Resort in Negril - about a 20-25 min drive away. The host Marvia is wonderful and an amazing cook. All our favorite meals were the ones she prepared - delicious! So much better than the restaurant food in Negril. The upper half of the house has a very large bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen. It was more than enough space for our family of three. The view on the front and back porches is breathtaking (mountains in the back & ocean in the front). My daughter loved playing with Marvia's sweet children and seeing the baby goats and other occassional livestock that happened through. Marvia drove down to meet us in Grand Island when we first arrived. It took us a couple tries to learn the route up the mountain, but people were always very helpful if we missed the turn. The road up to the house (Marvia's neighbor's house) is a quite rugged but my husband managed well in our rental car. It was so nice to stay in this town away from the tourist trap of Negril. We were at the resort for a couple days for the wedding (day passes) but on the other days, there is a public beach (parking ~$4) right next to Beaches that was lovely. This was a great spot to stay and really enjoy Jamaica. Thank you Marvia for being such a wonderful host!!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you keep us in mind for your next vacation!
business
Charming, quiet mounaintop villa: Experience Jamaica Like a Jamaican
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p967172
+1876 -486-2219
Green Island North Coast Jamaica
5

breathtaking views

  • 5 out of 5
what a marvelous vacation location! set atop the mountain, one has views of the mountain range from the back veranda and of the sea from the front veranda.
spacious home with living room, full kitchen and 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms. tv and air conditioning!
private, quiet, secure.
only a few miles from the glorious beach of negril.
this experience is memorable. see and "feel" the real jamaica as few do.
if you choose the "meal plan", you won't be sorry! the food is authentic jamaican and delicious. transportation to any destination is available.
the "host" family next door is as attentive as you want them to be. warm and personable.
an eco-vacation rather than a typical tourist trip.
  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a wonderful time! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

To future renters: The house has 4 bedrooms, not 2.

Location

Location

Located about 30 minutes from the Negril Beach and Cliff resorts, high on a hilltop inland from Negril, Spring Mountain Villa provides a unique Jamaican vacation experience. Swim in the river, lie in the sun on the beach, go horsebackriding, hike to the falls, or visit the bird sanctuary... many wonders await you!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Green Island, North Coast Jamaica

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
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2 night minimum stay
$60
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$30
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$210
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes All rates are per person per night in US dollars.
You can pay via cash at the site, or via PayPal at www.springmountainvilla.com

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Green Island in North Coast Jamaica

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed
  • Futon in living room for 12th guest.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Set high on a mountain, Spring Mountain Villa gives you privacy, a breathtaking view and a vacation like no other. Green Isle is a Jamaican town just miles from the white sand beaches and cliff side restaurants of world famous Negril. Your host Marvia lives right next door and will provide a genuine Jamaican vacation tailored to your taste! She is available to cook (Marvia is a great chef), guide and transport you to the many activities available locally. The entire compound is fenced and the enclosure contains the two villas, many native fruit trees (mango, papaya, pineapple, coconut), and a vegetable garden. For a modest fee, you can go deep sea fishing, river fishing, ride on a glass bottom boat, go to an island for a BBQ, go horseback riding, visit the bird sanctuary and even hike to the falls. The Negril beach, just minutes away by car, is a seven mile crescent ringed with bars, restaurants and water activities.

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