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Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 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 Johnny our experienced driver who does the airport run and excursions.

We welcome you to Yellow Canary Villa by the sea, a place to relax and chill. Delicious foods are cooked daily at the villa from fresh local foods. Fish, lobster (the catch of the day) which can be delivered to our door by our local fishermen.

THE villa comes with Air con, Wifi, cable TV; hammocks to sleep in all day long, areas to Lounge on in various parts of the garden and from every angle of the property the sound of the sea can be heard which will help you to unwind. Our Villa is a place to relax, sleep, read, eat and generate with great foods. For some fun live music is performed on a Saturday night and you can join in and dance at Leroy's Bar.

The villa has an atmosphere of charm and privacy.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

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 first visited Duncans Bay in 1999 with my 2 young teenage children and we were walking along a lane which has some quaint 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. It was 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.

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

This area is ideal connection to many attractions and Montego Bay Airport is just 45 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. Shops, 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
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No strangers are allowed inside the property. Visitors must leave premises by 11 pm The renters only should have the keys to the property.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom & second bedroom, bedroom 3 double bed, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa by the Sea - Jamaica's Finest in Duncan
average rating of 4.918919 based on 38 reviews

Best holiday ever! Nice space and professional and warm staff!

  • 5 of 5

It was my first time in Jamaica, and my husband and I took our 7 month old daughter. We really had a great time. The place is absolutely great - very nicely decorated and great vibe. It is a beautiful house - nice rooms and excellent garden. Joan and Curtis are amazing. They are very kind, highly professional, and extremely thoughtful. Joan is an excellent cook - her food is amazing - healthy and tasty. This was also my first time to stay at a private residence/villa instead of hotels when I travel abroad (I travel a lot for my work) - after this experience, I feel that in Jamaica, I will definitely choose a private residence like Yellow Canary than hotels. For food, Joan will go to markets and get ingredients as per your request. Curtis - who is a gardner - also helped us set up an umbrella in the beach and was always helpful. They also had a pack and play (we brought ours but they have it there) - my daughter loved the space and slept like a baby throughout our 5 nights of stay! Veronica (the owner) is also very responsive and accommodating - and I enjoyed interacting with her. Overall, I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy a low-key and relaxing family (or couple) holiday near the ocean - I feel also safe around the villa as well as the house is located in a residential area only a couple steps away from the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawoon and family were very relaxed and easy to get along with and it was lovely to have a baby in the house. The family was very friendly and clean and have treated the property as it were their own. Joan the cook enjoyed cooking them meals and we would love to have them back in the future.
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Fantastic family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay!! Our teenagers loved being able to walk to the beach. We felt safe enough to let them head down during the day with out us. The food that Joan cooked was fantastic! It was our first time staying at a home that provided a housekeeper/cook, Joan was so Wonderful. Thank you for making us comfortable in a new situation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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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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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 Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Glistening Waters
Nearest Beach
100 Metres

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.


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
Christmas /New Year
21 Dec 2021 - 8 Jan 2022
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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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