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Oceanview and mountain breezes

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Private four bedroom staffed residence in premier location

At Skylark the terrace and pool enjoy the warm ocean views and breezes. Guests will be pampered by our skilled staff who will cook, clean and make guests feel welcome in a real home away from home environment. Skylark is located on a hill above Half Moon Bay amongst (2) acres of gardens providing privacy and security. Living room and dining room feature high cathedral ceilings with giant French doors and ceiling fans opening onto the terrace and pool. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There is an outdoor dining pavilion that overlooks a tropical garden of fruit trees and giant cotton tree that would date back to the colonial time. Our skilled staff includes a cook, chambermaid, and houseman. A Pack-n-play, highchair and rollaways are available for families with little ones. We have cable TV though out, WiFi and a VOIP phone that has a domestic US exchange for free calls to the continental US.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Oliver

The Maloney and Albright Families have maintained and enjoyed Skylark Villa with their families and valued guests since the late sixties.

Oliver purchased this villa in 1968

Why Oliver chose Saint James Parish

Our wonderful staff makes all our guests feel at their own home away from home. Our new pool provides a new level of luxury that features hot tub, sun shelf and infinity edge to soak up our Caribbean water views.

What makes this villa unique

walk to Half Moon Resort in 5 minutes

Guestbook comments from the owner

Skylark villa was a perfect choice for our honeymoon. The entire villa and grounds were everything we had hoped for. The view of the Caribbean from the veranda/patio was magnificent. The beautiful private pool, candelite dinners on the patio with romantic music in the background, the near constant breeze coming off the ocean, a bedroom opening to the pool and view of the Caribbean all contributed to an unforgettable honeymoon. Howard, Sonia, and Delores were outstanding in every respect, meeting our every expectation. We wanted to bring Delores home with us to continually enjoy her awesome cooking. Did I mention the outdoor shower? I absolutely loved it! We made memories during our stay that will last a lifetime. I have already recommended Skylark to numerous friends. We had the time of our lives.

Andrew & Patti Rose

Atlanta, GA
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint James Parish in Cornwall County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
3 kings or 6 twins, 4th bedroom has: 2 queens, 2 cots. are availble. Pool; TVs in every bedroom, DVD player., Free Vonage phone service


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average rating of 4.5555553 based on 11 reviews

Impressive location with equally impressive staff

  • 5 of 5

I'm always worried that the pictures posted make the place look even better than it actually is. This is not the case with Skylark! The villa and the views are just like the pictures. Just a short ride from the airport and all the resorts makes it an ideal location. The staff was phenomenal as they catered to our needs. Breakfast and dinner were provided when we requested and felt as if we were fine dining. The rooms were always cleaned and set to the ideal temperature depending on the time of day. Our questions were answered immediately. There were times we decided to just hang in the villa rather than go explore the rest of the island. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Skylark. Please come back soon. Oliver
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a slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

every thing was super.food and staff and villa!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Skylark for 6days and we had a very nice stay. The property is beautiful and well kept. It's clean, the pool is great and there is an AC in each bedroom that worked well. Ms Sonia is the cook and her food is delicious. Some things to note, the bedrooms are separate from the main house (i.e. Kitchen, living room), it's in a gated community so you need to use remote to get in and out. Overall a good stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever!!! Aug9-13 2017

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Skylark was amazing. The staff (Howard, Snoja, Karon) couldn't have been better, they went above and beyond our expectations. Our driver Mr. Johnson (Johno) took really good care of us gave us, always showing up on time and giving us tips on what to and not do in the island, we felt really safe with him as our driver. Any excursion we wanted to do he knew exactly where to go. I would suggest having Mr. Johnson drive you around, as we noticed that drivers in Jamaica can be really hectic to say the least. As for the house the pictures could not do it justice, it is a beautiful place to stay. There is nothing bad that I could say about my stay at Skylark, my family and I will definitely make a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa in Montego Bay!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this villa for a group of five for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. Overall, we had a great time! The management company did a great job at handling all my requests. We communicated via e-mail and they were very informative and responsive. My only issue was with the balloons that I had requested. I was paying $50 for a small of number of balloons and when they arrived to the villa, they were deflated. Management did try to offer me alternatives and look for a solution but ultimately told me it cost me an additional $40 to get new ones. I would have liked to see them take responsibility for the fact that the balloons deflated under their care and cover the cost to get me new ones. The location of the villa is great; it is about 15 minutes from the airport and very close to all the restaurants/bars in the Montego Bay Area. The infinity pool alone makes this villa worth it! The private pool area of this house is a lot of fun. The villa comes with its own staff and Howard who is responsible for serving your meals & taking care of any other requests you have is AMAZING. He was such a sweetheart and took great care of us. He genuinely wanted us to enjoy our vacation & did everything he could to make sure we were happy. Our real issue was with the cook, Sonia. She had a serious attitude problem almost the entire time. For example, someone had spilled a drink creating a very minor mess and she was extremely irritated and annoyed with us. We ended up cleaning the majority of it ourselves and apologizing repeatedly. Another day, we had asked for a BBQ outside by the pool area and she made a huge deal about moving the grill from the back. And then told us we should speak to Howard, when we asked her where we could find him, she turned back around and went back to reading her paper without answering us, RUDE. Also she is very strict with the house rules, she yelled at us once for bringing the shower tools by the pool area and once again because one of us answered the house phone. Also, everything that the villa offers is extremely expensive. They allow you to pre-request your meals and they shop the groceries for you and give you the bill once you arrive. It was outlandishly overpriced. The villa comes with its own driver, again very overpriced. We rented a car for our time there and it worked out much better. The driver also was not the most pleasant to deal with. Overall, the villa is beautiful and the location is great. I would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nothing short of breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely gorgeous, couldn't ask for a better view of Montego Bay. Deloris and Sonia cooked such delicious food and were so incredibly sweet. Howard took great care of us and even took time to walk some of the party around the land for a tour. Mr. Johnson was the best driver you can get in Jamaica. He was very prompt and looked out for us, much more than any of us could have asked. By the end of the stay, we considered everyone to be great friends and are the biggest reason we will return! We truly appreciate everything they did for us. Couldn't have asked for a better stay anywhere!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Beaches and golf (3 championship courses) are nearby. Tennis, riding, sailing, shopping and water sports are nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint James Parish, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £51 per night, per additional guest
16 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Xmas/ New Years
22 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £51 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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