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Hikaru means To Shine and that is what we do, Shine!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4BR Sea front Villa with pool, seaside tennis court and the beach at your gate

Lovely Hikaru has undergone a very sensitive renovation, honoring the striking modern clean lines, while adding some new touches overseen by our very talented designer Sophie and her Building Team under the direction of Mr Luke. We now have 4 bathrooms featuring outdoor stone showers, a new kitchen house with polished concrete floors and counters, a much larger open living room with built in concrete couches, restored original vintage Quaker furnishings, ceilings opened to the metal roof lined with white tongue in groove board, African fabric covered furniture, new locally made Ratan lighting, high efficiency white 3- blade ceiling fans, and AC units in the 4 bedrooms (for those who want them- many will not so that they can be soothed by the ocean/mountain breezes and the sound of the crashing waves).

You will now enjoy a covered chic seating area on the lower seaside facing terrace, and a covered front porch with built in seating. We will certainly preserve the many wonderful mid-century features of this home.

This unspoiled area is one of the few fisherman's villages that welcomes tourist -- not a tourist area that tolerates fishermen.

Our four-bedroom beachfront villa includes a 50-foot lap pool, private tennis and croquet courts, and wonderful cook-housekeepers.

You can walk deserted beaches, or snorkel, body-surf, or fish. You can photograph and share the lives of our fishermen neighbors; or you can enjoy the privacy of an acre-plus lot, shielded by trees and flowers.

Privacy: We're in a fishing village, but shielded by heavy plantings on an acre and a quarter. And you even pick your own tropical fruit! Our village neighbors will welcome you if you choose to visit, but will not intrude. Watch for returning fishing boats from our patio, then walk 300 yards to the harbor to watch fish weighed and sold -- and bring some home! Or walk to the west over a series of all-but-deserted beaches, half-mile scallops of sandy beach separated by reef spurs you can climb over or wade over in reef shoes.

We allow two tradespeople -- a basket maker and wood carver -- to come into the back yard to show their wares. Miss Vanecia will tell you they're there; it you say no thanks, they'll pack up and leave.

You can walk a hundred yards down our lane, if you'd like, to learn to play grown-up dominoes at a neighbor's bar.

Touristic things: Our groundskeeper leads a walk into the hills behind us, pointing out birds and orchids.

You can drive to Black River, or hire a local boatman, to see the historic slave-trading block, visit the colorful local outdoor market, or -- best of all -- go up the river a few miles, through mangrove forests and open marshlands occupied by colorful birds and crocodiles. On the way home, stop at the famous Pelican Bar for a drink.

The night sky and views : With almost no light pollution, the stars are brilliant. Go for a midnight dip in the pool, but once there turn the pool lights off to enjoy the magnificent sky. Only one Dipper at a time to the north; the Southern Cross rising over the ocean during the night.

Our wide patio catches an onshore breeze most of the day, and gives you a panoramic view of the Caribbean at your doorstep so wide you'll have to turn your head to take it all in.

All this while Miss Vanecia and Miss Elesha keep house for you, shop and prepare and serve all meals, and make it a very special vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Treasure Tours
Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

Why Treasure Tours chose South Coast Jamaica

It is easy to make friends with fishermen in our area, and we did. The area has remained relatively undeveloped because the South Coast is in a 'rain shadow': the northeast trades wring themselves out on the mountain spine, so we have half as much rain as Ocho Rios. For many years, we relied largely on rain caught on the rooftop. Large-scale hotels just weren't possible. Piped water arrived a few years ago, but tourist development has been blessedly slow.

What makes this villa unique

The house accommodates up to eight -- but when one wants to be alone, there are a half-dozen places to sit, birdwatch, read or just contemplate the Caribbean.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Treasure Beach on the Saint Elizabeth Parish

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Kings can be split into twins
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into king with king linen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be made into king with king linen
  • The twin-beds are designed to be put together with appropriate linen as king-size beds. The crib will fit into either one of two of the four bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Villa Hikaru is one of the original villas to be built in Treasure Beach and is currently under a massive renovation project to be completed by November 30. Filled with charm and cool breezes this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa sits atop a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This u-shaped villa holds a large shaded verandah in the center of the house with all bedrooms exiting onto the verandah where you will enjoy taking your meals allowing you an amazing view of the sea while dining. Sun patios, shading gazebos, croquet court, cactus garden sitting area, swimming pool, tennis court and so much more is part of this expansive and newly renovated property. One bedroom has a queen size bed and 3 bedrooms have options of two single beds or a king size bed. Each bedroom has en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Vanessa and Elesha will prepare delicious breakfasts and dinners each day allowing you more time for rest and relaxation. Patrick makes sure the grounds, pool and seaside tenn

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Hikaru means To Shine and that is what we do, Shine!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
5

Discover Treasure Beach and Hikaru

  • 5 of 5

Hikaru is a vacation destination for the inner adventurer in all of us waiting to escape.

Even though the option to swim in the pool or the ocean or just lie in the sun is ever-present, discovering the local color is a defining part of the stay. A boat ride up the Black River to see crocodiles or to jump off a jungle rope swing hanging down 30 feet in the air into that same river, playing dominoes with the locals at the corner bar in town, listening to ragae at Jake's, a fine dinner of Miss Vannessa's lobster salad, lunch at the Pelican Bar (right out of "Survivor"), it's all there for the taking. So much to discover.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A treasure in Treasure Beach

  • 5 of 5

What a glorious place--and the villa truly feels like a home! A great alternative to big resorts set in the secluded community of Treasure Beach. Inside and out, the house is spectacular yet relaxing. The views of the beach and ocean are stunning; the stretch of beach the property borders is large but not crowded and the area for swimming is well protected by reef rocks which provide amazing views of colorful fish. We went on several memorable walks up the rocky coast making it back in time for the gorgeous sunsets.

It's such a treat to wake up to the sound of the waves in Villa Hikaru. The bedrooms are relaxing and tastefully-furnished, and we loved the attached outdoor showers. The living room and covered terrace are perfect places to spend part of the afternoon or evening playing games, socializing or reading. We enjoyed both the lap pool and tennis court, and the grounds are well maintained, with lovely, local trees and plants throughout.

The staff are a treasure - friendly and helpful. Vaneesha and Elisha prepared wonderful Jamaican food - fresh seafood and Blue Mountain coffee - that we have been missing dearly. Patrick, the gardener, brought our son a fresh coconut for his birthday. Meals are served on the veranda overlooking the water. Each of the six or so restaurants we found in Treasure Beach served tasty, reasonably priced food and we enjoyed the local boutiques. In sum, we'd love to return and would highly recommend Villa Hikaru to anyone wanting to visit Jamaica.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise in Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

Hikaru was the BEST place to stay in Jamaica. It is part of the Community Tourism approach of Treasure Beach - an area free of all-inclusive resorts where tourists can mingle with locals in a way that enriches your experience as well as supports the local community, keeping crime and harassment lower than any other part of Jamaica. We enjoyed drinks or dining out at some of the many local eating establishments in the area, as well as playing soccer with the kids on the beach. The villa itself is perfectly located right on (literally steps from the house) a quiet and private stretch of beach. Though not very deep (about waist high), the sandy beach is constantly protected by the reef and so is swimmable even when conditions are rough and has really outstanding snorkeling. The grounds of the house are amazing - full of flowers and views - and the gardener Patrick has wonderful insight and history to share. Our multi-generational family of 7 (from age 10 to almost 80) found many ways to enjoy time at this home - from swimming in the ocean or the immaculate pool, walking the beach, playing tennis, or just playing games or lounging in one one of the many shady and beautiful spots with ocean view, breeze, and sounds: the lower thatched hut, pool-side bed, middle deck lounging couch, upper deck table, and even the rooms and central house. We especially enjoyed fabulous Jamaican breakfasts and dinners prepared for us by most excellent cooks Vaneesha and Elisha (no restaurant compared to their skill) eaten at the big table on the upper deck. The kitchen was spacious and clean and allowed us to prepare our own lunches or snacks from food bought at the grocery just steps from the house, or Black River (about 45 min drive), or fruit stands we encountered along the way there from Kingston. The rooms are all so serenely and cleanly decorated (great batik textiles from a local Treasure Beach shop), and the outdoor showers (connected to 3 out of the 4 rooms) are sublime. Rebecca and her team were incredibly helpful with ANYthing that arose - a plumbing issue, internet access, need to visit a doctor - all were handled with *immediate* helpfulness and professionalism. Be sure to check out the book "Near A Far Sea: A Jamaican Odyssey" written by the first owner who built the house in 1973 - it was a pleasure to read, while also enjoying the recent and extensive renovations that made this place truly gorgeous and ready for more visitors.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in Villa Hikaru. The beach is wonderful and you’ll see beautiful sunsets. The house itself is fantastic. It is totally renovated, has great views and beautiful spaces for dining, reading, or just hanging out in the cabana. On top of it you get a pool and a tennis court. Finally, the staff - Ms. Vanesha, Ms. Elisha and Mr. Patrick - make you feel right at home with their delicious meals.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Hidden Gem in Jamaica

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful time during our stay at Villa Hikaru. Ms. Elesha, Ms. Vanesha, and Mr. Patrick were warm, considerate, and welcoming. They made sure our every need was met and made accommodations to make the delicious meals based on our specific dietary needs (vegetarian and gluten-free). The villa has been beautifully renovated to transform it to a luxurious space with beautiful shapes, designs and colors while maintaining its cozy and relaxing ambience. The beach is only a few steps away. If you wake up early enough, you can greet the friendly fishermen and watch them sail away for their daily catch. The spacious porch, the pool, beautifully designed lower terrace and the open showers are all great spots to catch the sunset.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fell in love with Villa Hikaru

  • 5 of 5

The 8 of us were lucky enough to stay at Villa Hikaru for Christmas week, 2016. We were the first guests after the wonderful renovation. Although we never saw the property pre renovation, it is certainly spectacular now! The beach, grounds, pool, tennis court, and staff are wonderful. The 8 adults were very comfortable and all fell in love with Treasure Beach and Villa Hikaru. The sunsets, outdoor showers, and wonderful food prepared by Venecia and Elisha made for a very special and relaxing week. The grounds and pool are even more beautiful than the pictures indicate. The groundskeeper, Patrick, takes pride in his work and results are impressive. Treasure Beach and Billy's Bay provide an authentic Jamaican experience. It is impossible not

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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Floyd's Pelican Bar
"A kicky restaurant -- now become mostly a bar -- on stilts on Pelican Reef outside Black Riv..."
Black River
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Appleton Sugar and Rum Factory
"An interesting side trip if you've gone to YS Falls; see how rum is made, and sample some. ..."
Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa
"There's a restaurant, but service is quicker at their semi-outdoor restaurant, Jack Sprat, w..."
Little Ochi
"This is a longish ride from Billy's Bay, but good as part of a day trip on Cook's Night Out...."
Negril Scuba Centre
"One of the famous beaches with a spectacular underwater cliff of coral. A bit of a long dri..."
Accompong Maroon Tour
"This is a longish trip, but can be combined with a stop at Y.S. Falls. An insight into the ..."
Treasure Beach
"Billy's Bay is part of Treasure Beach, of course, but each little harbor - Frenchman's, Cala..."
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary
"An hour spent on the way to or from the airport will be a memorable bill: Hummingbirds will..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Several local bars a short walk from the villa
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Local restaurants and "cook shops" walking distnce
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Out our front gate
Car: not necessary

Treasure Beach, known as the home of community tourism, is an unspoiled series of fishing villages a half-hour east of Black River. We have been offering experiential tourism before that term was even thought of. Check out http://treasuretoursjamaica.com/tours_menu.cfm for a listing of some of the available tours of the area. But the best feature of a holiday in Treasure Beach is meeting and mingling with the local folks. We are proud of our community and can't wait to show it off to you! Our community is made up of fishermen and farmers who can show you how we fish and farm here. We are especially proud to be the 2nd largest sea turtle nesting area in Jamaica and from June - November you can witness this amazing occurrence. Whether you love to hike and bike, sit back in your lounge chair, or do a bit of both Treasure Beach is the place for you. We promise once you live it, you will love it and you will want to return often!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Treasure Beach, Jamaica

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Introductory Rate
4 Jan 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,280
for 4 nights
From
£320
£2,242
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,638
for 7 nights
£4,638
 
 
In Season
4 Jan 2018 - 1 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,436
for 4 nights
From
£359
£2,512
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,391
for 4 nights
From
£348
£2,435
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Rates are for a "base group" of four; 10% each additional person. Cost of groceries (our housekeeper will shop for you, on your instruction) paid separately to Don Noel, 141 Ridgefield St., Hartford CT 06112-1837. Call or email for details: dononoel@me.com, (861)713-9960.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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