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Luxury and Affordable 5 bedroom Villa on 9 Acres with Panoramic Views

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Property
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People
11
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
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Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Reading - Datura Villa

Great for families and groups, close to beaches and all tourist activites

Datura Villa is a five bedroom, fully staffed, private vacation destination that is located just seven miles from the Montego Bay airport in the town of Reading. The villa sits 500 feet above sea level, on nine private acres, and affords spectacular views of Montego Bay and its islands.

Originally built in 1930 by the editor of The New Yorker magazine, the villa has the amenities of a fine hotel and yet offers affordable luxury, privacy, and close proximity to all tourist activities, nightlife, and the airport.

Within the house is a high-ceiling, grand living room with mahogany floors, a library, bar, TV room with a state-of-the-art LCD projector and eight foot screen, antiques, a screened-in dining room overlooking the aquamarine waters below, and a modern commercial kitchen with pantry, ice maker, two refrigerators, and blenders.

The large terrace, which is ideal for day- dreaming and viewing stars at night, overlooks the large swimming pool and hot tub. Also on the grounds are a tennis court, a large, private fitness pavilion with state-of-the-art equipment, tropical gardens, bird-watching, and fruit trees of Mango, Orange, banana, coconut, lemon, allspice, ackee, nesberry, papaya, and breadfruit.

Within short distances, there are several beautiful beaches, 5 excellent golf courses, SCUBA, Para-sailing, plantation tours, bird watching, river rafting, horseback riding, waterfalls, spa treatments, shopping, dining/dancing, nightclubs and a casino.

Included in the rental price is a full staff consisting of a cook, housekeeper, maid(s), caretaker/gardener, and our property manager/concierge.

Complementary guest laundry is provided as well as fresh linens and towels.

This is the perfect spot for families, honeymoons, weddings, and groups of friends to relax and play.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Randel Cole
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 November, 2016

About Randel Cole

Our family has owned and operated Datura since 1982. We take great pride in making your vacation comfortable with excellent service and carefree.

Randel Cole purchased this villa in 1982

Why Randel Cole chose Jamaica

Datura was originally built in 1930 and sits on one of the most prized properties in the Montego Bay area. Sitting on the northern slope, it offers shade and cool breezes along with outstanding views of all of Montego bay and the islands. It really has to be seen to be believed.

What makes this villa unique

Datura offers the privacy and tropical beauty while being close to the airport, shopping, beaches, golf, rafting, boating, and a short drive to all tourist activities. As it sits on 9 acres, privacy, superior service, the tropical gardens, a private pool, hot tub, fitness center, large bedrooms with queen and king beds, tennis courts, and tropical gardens makes for a luxurious and highly exclusive vacation.

Datura is also a member of both the Montego Bay Yacht Club and Seawind Beach Club. Our villa membership gives all of our guests free admittance to the Seawind beach, including beach chairs and umbrellas. There is also a large swimming pool, bar service, the Calypso restaurant (20% discount for dinner) showers, changing rooms, and water sports (Parasailing, Tubing,Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Banana Boat Ride, Glass bottom Boat Ride, Snorkeling Trips, Kayaks, Pedal Boats, Hobie Wave, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving).

Our Montego Bay Yacht Club offers our guests free use of the two tennis courts, a lounge, bar, pool table and waterside dining with a 20% discount.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Luxury and Affordable 5 bedroom Villa on 9 Acres with Panoramic Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Beaverton
5

Beautiful view, historic home, 5 star service.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Randel and Datura staff. We have been utterly spoiled. This home is beautiful and charming with amazing views. We're so glad we didn't stay in a hotel in down in the bay. People simply don't know what they're missing out on here. The personal chef, concierge and staff make this a truly five star experience. This whole stay has given us wonderful lifetime memories. We think this is the very best way to stay and enjoy Jamaica. Especially when you see other guests returning 17 years in a row, you know there's a reason. We'll be back too! Thank you again everyone. :)

Greg and Jen

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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5

Christmas in Jamaica - a true vacation

  • 5 of 5

Some vacations are more like "trips," with lots of duties, chores and bustling about. I'm happy to say that three generations of us spent Christmas week at Datura, where the staff made sure we were on a relaxing vacation.

From the moment we met Chisholm at the airport until 7 nights later when he dropped us back there, we were happy and relaxed. Chisholm, Shereen, Henry, Carol and Opie made sure of that. They asked us what we wanted and then made it happen. They were also very responsive when we had specific requests regarding meals, meal times, etc.

The house and grounds are tidy, comfortable and beautiful. Datura is also big enough that everyone was able to find a spot to relax or play. The kids loved being able to run all around the flora and fauna playing imaginary games. The adults were able to find sunny or shady spots for reading, napping and relaxing. (Over 5 books were read, so that's a measure of the relaxing going on.)

The staff also made sure our Christmas in Jamaica was special, making us a delicious lobster meal, as well as a great Jamaican punch drink, sorrel. We ate out Christmas Eve at Round Hill (posh resort 10 minutes away) and Shereen's cooking was better! For Boxing Day, Chisholm took us on a short road-trip (1 hour, 15 minutes) to Negril to a calm and lovely beach.

The listing was accurate. The floor plan was especially helpful. The owner/rental agent is very responsive and was available by phone or email during our stay. The house's WiFi worked very well. Although the four adults didn't watch TV, there was cable TV, which the two children with us loved.

Five of the six of our party had never been to Jamaica before, but all six of us will be returning! I would (and already have) recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Toronto Ontario Canada
5

Datura Villa - Everything you’d want and more!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned form a wonderful holiday at Datura Villa overlooking Montego Bay and still remarking to myself how enjoyable it was. This time, my husband and I, and some friends did something different than staying at one of those large resorts or the touristy, all - inclusive spots. We pooled our funds to stay at Datura Villa – a gorgeous private residence that came equipped with a full staff and all the facilities you would want. It was a delightful holiday and to my mind – a far better version for a family or group of friends than the typical resort option. So to sum up – here are my top ten reasons why we loved our week at Datura.1. The View. Picturesque spot with a spectacular view of Montego Bay and the surrounding areas. At night, you were mesmerized by the stars above or the twinkling lights of the town below. 2. Beautiful Residence - a lovely and very comfortable private residence – with a subtle luxurious feel and all your creature comforts. 3. Gorgeous pool and hot tub over looking the bay ... and worth noting, the pool is all yours – in contrast to a resort where you are sharing with all the other guests! 4. Attentive and helpful Staff – from our driver Chisholm who is available to take us on outings, to the cook, Shereen who can accommodate your food interests in the most tasty ways, to Henry who is always ready to do a training session/stretch class.5. Perfect Base for Day Trips. We loved having both the quiet and privacy of the villa – and using it as a base for day trips to to check out various resorts, beaches and nearby attractions. eg snorkeling at Round Hill, spa activities at Half Moon, dinner out to a fine restaurants 6. Great Meals – tasty, healthy and with a Jamaican flair. One day we decided to splurge on lobsters. Shereen was able to arrange for their delivery that day and grilled them to perfection for us. 7. Lush Property - with different types of flowers and interesting vegetation. Every day I would do the walk down to the private gate as a morning exercise routine taking in all the lush plant vegetation, bamboo trees and flowers. 8. Work Out Facilities - nicely outfitted Fitness Building. 9. Security on site. 10. And lastly – everything is very easy and taken care of for you.

So all told – Datura Villa had all the elements of a superb vacation – and we are planning our getaway for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Location

Sunset Beach Resort
"Seawind Beach Club is 3 miles from Datura Villa. As a club member, our guests have free acc..."
Montego bay Yacht Club (MBYC)
"The Montego Bay Yacht Club,is 3 miles from Datura Villa and walking distance to Seawind Beac..."
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Margaritaville
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Tryall Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Coast Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boat House
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sunset Beach

Datura Villa is a five bedroom, fully staffed, private vacation destination that is located just seven miles from the Montego Bay airport in the town of Reading. The villa sits 500 feet above sea level, on nine private acres, and affords spectacular views of Montego Bay and its islands.

Originally built in 1930 by the editor of The New Yorker magazine, the villa has the amenities of a fine hotel and yet offers affordable luxury, privacy, and close proximity to all tourist activities, nightlife, and the airport.

Within the house is a high-ceiling, grand living room with mahogany floors, a library, bar, TV room with a state-of-the-art LCD projector and eight foot screen, antiques, a screened-in dining room overlooking the aquamarine waters below, and a modern commercial kitchen with pantry, ice maker, two refrigerators, and blenders.

The large terrace, which is ideal for day-dreaming and viewing stars at night, overlooks the large swimming pool and hot tub. Also on the grounds are a tennis court, a large, private fitness pavilion with state-of-the-art equipment, tropical gardens, bird-watching, and fruit trees of Mango, Orange, banana, coconut, lemon, allspice, ackee, nesberry, papaya, and breadfruit.

Within short distances, there are several beautiful beaches, 5 excellent golf courses, SCUBA, Para-sailing, plantation tours, bird watching, river rafting, horseback riding, waterfalls, spa treatments, shopping, dining/dancing, nightclubs and a casino.

Included in the rental price is a full staff consisting of a cook, housekeeper, maid(s), caretaker/gardener, and our property manager/concierge.

Complementary guest laundry is provided as well as fresh linens and towels.

This is the perfect spot for families, honeymoons, weddings, and groups of friends to relax and play.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Reading, North Coast Jamaica

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47

Weekly rates are abased on actual number of bedrooms requested. Spare bedrooms remain vacant. Full pricing is as follows (includes full staff):
High Season
12/15-4/15
2 bed-$3,800 US
3 bed-$4,200
4 bed-$4,400
5 bed-$4,800

Low Season
4/16-12/14
2 bed-$3,400 US
3 bed-$3,800
4 bed-$4,000
5 Bed-$4,400

A 50% deposit is required. A full refund is given if cancellation is received at least 90 days prior to arrival. A 50% refund is given with less than 90 days notice but greater than 60 days. No refund is available when cancellation occurs with less than 60 days notice from scheduled arrival. For holiday weeks, deposits and payments are not refundable. However, in all cases, a full refund is given

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Reading in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • All bedrooms have private baths with large vanities, granite counter-tops and tile floors. Cleaned daily.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Large bedrooms with walk in closets. All bedrooms have high, 9 foot ceilings, air conditioning, and ceiling fans. Floors are tropical wood and all beds are mahogany poster frames.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Chef provides meal planning with complete meal service. Guests only pay for groceries and there is no mark-up on meal costs. All meals are prepared fresh, all dining preparation is provided by staff, as is all cleanup.

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