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Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)


The Yellow Canary Villa is a few steps to white sandy beach and is located half way between Montego Bay and Ochio Rios, off the north coast.

The villa comes with our gourmet cook/housekeeper Joan and Sandra, Curtis gardener and Johnny our experienced driver who does the airport run and excursions.

Delicious foods are cooked daily at the villa from fresh local foods. Fish, lobster (the catch of the day) is delivered to our door by our local fishermen. Air conditioning, Wifi, cable TV, hammocks to sleep in all day long, areas to Lounge on in various parts of the garden and our friendly staff will make your day a dream come true. Our Villa is a place to rest, sleep, read, eat and generate and is full of love and great foods. For fun, live music is performed on a Saturday night and you can join in the fun at Leroy's Bar.

The villa has an atmosphere of charm and privacy.

Keywords: Villa

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Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About The Owner

I live in London, England from a young age and was educated there. Recently I have been spending lots of precious time in Jamaica where I was born. I go back to London in the Spring staying there till late Autumn.

I first visited Duncans Bay, 20 years ago with my 2 young teenage children and was walking along a lane which has some quant cottages and directly in front I could see the ocean appearing through the branches of almond trees which lined the banks in front of the beach and as I got nearer the scale of the big ocean appeared. It was a such a beautiful sight. A year later I bought one of the cottages. The cottage is surrounded by a beautiful garden with tropical plants. The living room opens out to the patio area which makes it light and airy. All the bedrooms have louver windows bringing in fresh sea breeze into the rooms.

There is a green area that stretches along the beach with many trees for shades. This area is great for children to play on. My children love this area along the beach and they now bring their children to play there. I also love the flushed tropical scenery on one side and the big ocean on the other. Together this gives an atmosphere of tranquillity.

On a Saturday night live music is performed by local artists at the Beach hut.

This area is ideal connection to many attractions and Montego Bay Airport is just 40 minutes drive.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1999

Why The Owner chose Trelawny Parish

I love the idea of strolling to the beach early mornings with a cup of coffee and take in the views and if energetic go for a swim.

What makes this villa unique

A cook is available at the premises to cook breakfast and dinner if required and her services are included in the price. The guests will choose their menu and is responsible for the cost of the grocery. The cook will go to the local market for fresh fruits and vegetables. Shop, supermarkets, a Pharmacy, ATM are local and nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Bob and Dian

Sorry I was not around to greet you on arrival. My condolences to you both.

I am very pleased that my staff have treated you and your family party very well which you all deserved because they have reported to me that you were all so wonderful to them. Thank you so much for writing honestly about Yellow Canary and the staff and we hope you will all see us again when you are next visit Jamaica.

I trust that the funeral was not too sad.

Best wishes to you all.

Veronica Fullerton
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Trelawny Parish in Cornwall County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom & second bedroom, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

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Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 36 reviews

Just what I needed!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at The Yellow Canary for a long weekend and it was wonderful. The villa is beautiful and very comfortable. Joan and Sandra prepared delicious meals. Johnny and Curtiss were great, welcoming and helped show us around. The beach is less than a block away. Just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Suzanna and friends. All the staff send their best wishes and we hope to see you again when you next visits Jamaica.
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Property well maintained

  • 4 of 5

I stay at the yellow canary, for 4 days. My stay was great and our cook ms Joan was amazing. She helped with our groceries and her cooking is superb. Only complaint I have is no air conditioning in living room, so couldn't was the daybed at night. I recommend bringing bug spray, lots of mosquitoes at night. The beach is steps away from the house and is beautiful. The outside decor is very relaxing to I sit outside. I would definitely stay again on my next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special stay in a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a perfect long weekend at Yellow Canary! Iris was an amazing hostess and cook and Curtis took wonderful care to make sure the property was in great condition every day. We felt so taken care of and loved seeing their smiling faces everyday.

We were able to use a pack and play and highchair for our 9 month old son which was great so we didn't have to bring our own. The beach was spectacular and Leroy's bar was a perfect place to spend Saturday evening listening to live reggae music.

Johnny and Turbo drove us to the Blue Hole and Martha Brad River Rafting which we thoroughly enjoyed. We hope to be back!

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you again when you next visits Jamaica. All our staff send their best wishes to you family. Veronica
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Excellent Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about my stay at Yellow Canary. The house is even better than pictured and just steps from an amazing beach. Picture yourself taking a deep breath on a beautiful white sand beach with crystal clear water because this is what you get just steps from your front door.

Veronica has created a very peaceful place. The beds are comfortable, staff are reliable and friendly, excellent wifi, ac and ceiling fans basically all of the comforts of home. She has some really amazing gardens, very well tended by Curtis. Everything was so easy. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Amy. All the staff at Yellow Canary send you their best wishes and we hope to see you again when you next visits Jamaica.
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Completed our 5th consecutive yearly stay.

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Yellow Canary in December for five years in a row. Iris, Sandra, and Curtis are now like family. The first four years we vacationed by sharing the villa with friends. The villa and grounds are such that even with two couples there is plenty of room for alone time when needed but adequate space for communal dining or card playing. The two main bedrooms are air-conditioned master suites with very comfortable beds and bedding.

This year we turned our annual vacation into a 13 person family affair crossing four generations. We rented two other villas in close proximity to Yellow Canary. Iris coordinated with the other two housekeepers for activities, grocery shopping, and a group birthday celebration dinner.

We look forward to returning each year to our Jamaican family and the Yellow Canary.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Villa with Fabulous Meals

  • 4 of 5

Just steps from white sand beaches! Miss Iris prepared delicious Jamaican dishes for us: Jerk Chicken, pineapple crepes, fritters, fresh barracuda, callaloo, fried plantain, ackee and salt fish, fresh local honey bananas, rice and peas in coconut milk. She also made sorrel for us to drink and the Jamaican Mountain coffee was the best. What a treat! Groceries costs (excluding alcohol) came to about $160 for the two of us for the week. she also is very knowledgeable about the island and places to go. Each day Curtis came to maintain the beautiful garden, was joyful and friendly. He was also helpful in telling us the best place to snorkel. The new driver Loris was a very careful driver with a late model Toyota van. Be sure to bring enough cash with you as both groceries and the driver require cash. Best to go with U.S. dollars (ATM is available at Scotia Bank in Falmouth). Be sure to check on prices to drive places as the driver was one of the most expensive parts of our stay, but worth it since we would not consider driving ourselves in Jamaica.

Be sure to visit Good Hope Plantation and take the house tour. We went snorkeling off the beach near the villa and saw several fish and a stingray. We loved the Dolphin show in Ocho Rios.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sangster International Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Leroys one beat bar
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Iron Shore
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Glistening Waters
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Burwood Beach

Nearby attractions and activities. Just 10 minutes drive from here is Falmouth Town which is an old historical town with lovely old buildings, churches, shops, a hospital, and a great market. Some of the largest cruse ships dock here 3 times weekly. Historical plantation houses such as Good Hope Great House and Rose Hall are worth seeing.

Dunns River Falls, Swimming with the Dolphins, and River Rafting Adventure are a must and are located in Ocho Rios.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Trelawny Parish, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
26 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Jul 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Special rate for a couple staying 7 nights or more

Extra charge for hot tub jacuzzi

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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