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Zander Melville

Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, Jamaican Patois

Ocean Front Villa 1 at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape

19 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Jamaica

2 bedroom ocean front Villa 1 with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.

Two bedroom Ocean front villa, large patio set in a tropical garden; the front lawn was used in the filming of the recent 2016 Season 20 finale of the Bachelor with Ben Higgins while staying at Brown Shuggah, Chukka Cove!

Conveniently located between the resort towns of Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay on Jamaica's North Coast, and tucked away at Chukka Cove, Villa 1 provides unique access to a truly Jamaican experience.

Villa 1 is far from pretentious, it is a warm and inviting 'real' home set on a farm and hidden amidst pastures and lush foliage on the edge of dramatic ocean front cliffs in a rural setting. With recently upgraded furniture and new renovated modern kitchen it's nothing like the mega all inclusives, it sits in a lovely groomed area shared with only five other villas. Here in the country, you may wake up to the sound of roosters, can listen to the crickets and frogs songs at night. Of course, like all farms, the villa has its own resident cat fondly called 'Puss or Reds"' and the friendly neighbour dogs occasionally come for a visit.

So immerse yourself in the real Jamaica and soak your cares away in the turquoise waters of the cove or in the private pool used only by Chukka Cove villa residents. A safe place to vacation without being locked in a compound!

Your private paradise has a master and second bedroom both with full ensuite bathrooms on the upper level. The master suite includes a seperate living area with futon, desk and sliding doors out to a small covered balcony with an incredible ocean view, the perfect place for your morning coffee. We recommend 4 adults and 1 child max.

Downstairs, the dining room boasts large folding doors that open onto an expansive furnished patio shaded by a Passion fruit vine. A powder room, kitchen and laundry room complete the lower level.

The cliffs at Chukka Cove are dramatic and extensive, great for exploring or simply listening to the sound of the waves crashing ashore. On calm days, a ladder takes you into the cool clear waters.

On property is a small sandy cove, safe and perfect for young children to swim and play. On days when the sea swells are up and you seek calmer waters, a two minute walk east along the edge of the polo field takes you to the spectacular Chukka Cove, a sheltered bay where the waters are always calm and cliff jumping, swimming and snorkeling are the order of the day.

What`s included?

• Friendly and attentive staff, led by Carleen, keep the villa spotless and prepare authentic Jamaican dishes. She can either accompany you to the grocery, selecting the best items at local markets or prepare the food you purchase.

• Netflix - there is no cable TV where we are located.

• Airport transfers can be arranged with professional and friendly experienced drivers, as well as trips into town for shopping, or you can rent a car online or at the airport. On site at the farm are gift shops, snack bar and bar.

• A 25% discount on all Chukka Tours. The largest tour operator in Jamaica, award winning Chukka offers multiple locations and tours for your enjoyment. Villa 1 is located at the original tour location Chukka Polo farm you will see over 100 horses head to the stables each morning for the famous horseback ride n swim tour. Tours depart just a short walk from the Villa.

Trish is our reservation's manager while Janet is our onsite Villa 1 manager.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Zander Melville (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks English, Jamaican Patois

About Zander Melville

Originally from Ocho Rios, we are a family of three brothers who live, work & play in Jamaica. Marc, Daniel Jr & I love our beautiful Island, 'The land of wood and water'. Dad built the villa in 1985 as a family weekend getaway to relax, unwind and play our favorite sport, polo. We work hard and we play hard!

We invite you to share our home away from home and enjoy the true Jamaican experience.

Why Zander Melville chose Jamaica

The amazing scenery, breathtaking views of the cliffs and the Caribbean sea, as well as access to all activities at Chukka where it's always Play Time. It's safe, quiet and serene.

What makes this villa unique

The stunning view of the sea from the upstairs balcony offers an ambiance of tranquility and peace. The large landscaped grounds, and hidden coves provide the perfect getaway. The villa is fully staffed, sit back and enjoy the simple pleasures!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yeah Mon, we had a perfect time at paradise villa with all Jamaican way of feel alright: Reggae festival in Ocho Rios, Bob Marley tour :), Dunn's River Falls and for sure Carleen cooking Jamaican dinner and breakfast; Ridley playing backgammon!!!



Thank's a lot for all you've done for us to feel like in paradise!!!
Aug 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Ocean Front Villa 1 at Chukka Cove - The Perfect Tropical Escape
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 21 reviews
5

Beautiful place, great location, friendly staff

  • 5 of 5

The villa has great indoor and outdoor spaces. Carlene cooks and looks after the place and she is lovely. Great cook and a kind soul that is super easy to get on with. She cooked a lot of knockout dishes, but the dishes with ackee and breadfruit fresh from the tree beside the house were a highlight. The owners were totally professional and easy to deal with. The villa is well maintained. The day we left they were starting some renovations, so I imagine it is now even nicer than when we were there, and we had zero complaints. The cove down the lane is great for swimming and snorkeling. There is a supermarket a short walk away and the area around was quiet and completely hassle free. Great for a relaxed get away

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for this great review Andrew. Our staff treat all guests as an extended family member and our services are second to none. You are correct, Villa 1 has an upgraded modern kitchen for Carleen to prepare her scrumptious dishes.. new and comfy furniture and so much nicer.. updated pictures will be posted soon. Looking forward to having you again.. One Love!"
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and family are typically in Jamaica about twice a year but what made this trip different than others was staying at Villa 1. The views, loving spirit from staff as well their acceptance of our American family staying also in Jamaica at the same time and our Jamaican family and friends was more than I could have asked for. Typically you're nervous about staying at a new place but the moment we arrived we were greated with smiles which made everything ok! Great laughter as well as just the right amount privacy. I felt safe! We even learned about the different trees and the many health benefits associated with them.

Much of our time was spent on the patio listening to good music enjoying the sounds of the ocean. The house was clean, food was excellent and days when we traveled dinner was waiting for us.

As always we stopped at Scotchies on the way in but our favorite place is Mom's where the food is always everything! While at the Villa we had Oxtails, saltfish and ackee, Mutton, Chicken feet oh gosh we had the best Oxtails in case I didn't mention them! We're Jamericans. We went to the Southwest side of the island (Saint Elizabeth) for fish on the beach and stopped for yams and saltfish on the way!

I'm looking forward to coming back, sitting on the patio and adding on to my Jamaican family (the staff) all while watching beautiful horses every morning. Oh yea and my daughter loves the donkey!!!

Thanks for making our stay as effortless as possible. The staff Carlene, Ridley, Horace, Anthony and Janet were all very nice and welcoming. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a pleasure hosting your family. We know how difficult and nerve racking it can be when searching online for the perfect vacation rental but it doesn't have to be, with our personalized service and professional staff, Villa 1 guests can feel better knowing there's nothing to worry about, everything is taken care of from initial contact to making payments, prep tips, through the duration of your stay until departure. Your only worry, what will I do now? Relax and unwind, go on a Chukka adventure, snorkeling in pristine waters or listen to Mr. Ridley tell tales of Jamaican history and culture. If you didn't get the chance to do it all, there's always next time. We look forward to having you again!
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5

GREAT view, staff, and experience! We'll be back!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife Kay and I stayed at Villa 1 at Chukka Cove from January 10-19th of 2016. This was our first trip to Jamaica. We were looking for a place that was somewhat private, safe, was close to water, and where we could get gluten-free food. We were NOT disappointed! We felt blessed by the people we met and our calm and beautiful environment.

The villa included a cook/cleaning person named Carleen. She was AMAZING! Carleen’s meals were always something we looked forward to. In addition, Carleen was so kind and thoughtful, she made us feel welcome and at home (away from home). Carleen was always willing to answer questions, cook to request, and share her cooking skills with us. In addition our villa was always clean and picked up.

The weather was perfect during our visit. The view from our villa was amazing and never got old. There is nothing that can match the beauty of the Caribbean water! It was breath-taking. In addition, since our villa was so close to the water, we could be in the water (via a short ladder) in seconds. The water was clear and so warm, pretty much perfect! In addition to the swimming area so close to our villa, a more secluded cove was just a 3 minute walk down the road. We visited the secluded cove every day and enjoyed all the beautiful fish and the ability to be in the water even during days when the water would be rough anywhere else.

During our stay we visited with the manager Janet concerning any questions or issues and anything we needed was provided promptly. We were impressed with Janet’s concern for our happiness and her ability to be responsive to our needs.

Will we be back to Chukka Cove? YES!! It’s one of the best vacations we have ever had.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Villa 1 Team looks forward to having you and Kay back. Thanks for your lovely comments Brian.
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5

A Stay In Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival there was a hot meal in the oven. We were late because of customs, and did not expect the meal since we were so late. It was there, as was Carleen with her beautiful smile. We were treated like family, and we returned the favor and treated them as family. We made a video of Ridley telling us some stories. Our family has enjoyed watching that very much. Carleen is an amazing cook and treated us to all kinds of delightful food. The house is pretty, and the rooms were comfortable. It was so relaxing and peaceful. Loved doing the Bob Marley tour through Chukka Cove tours. Did a video of the horses going to the barn in the morning, how beautiful. Everyone we met was awesome. Loved Tony the gardner as well. The three ate with us almost every meal, and it was such a blessing! We played domino's with them, and that thrilled my husband! We made friends that we will stay in touch with.

The swimming cove was perfect. Went out to eat at Scotchies, once. It was good but we wanted to be with our new "family". The place is really nice with one exception. The kitchen. It needs a remodel. It is aged, and Carleen sure deserves a more modern kitchen to cook in. I hope the Melville's will update that for her one day soon. That said, it was truly the perfect vacation, and the crew associated with this house is top notch!! I recommend this place highly. The view is mesmerizing!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great comments and feedback Valerie. There are plans in the making for future upgrades.. Family is everything and your "new" family at Villa 1 looks forward to your next visit.
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5

Unreal Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I set out to surprise our wives and we found this little slice of heaven.

We found everything from communication on the frontside of the trip, transport from the airport, the stay, and on the way home to be nothing short of amazing.

We wanted to take our wives somewhere special where they wouldn't have to make a bed, wash clothes, or cook a meal.

Chukka Cove Villa 1 was the spot!

Carlene met us with a beautiful smile and a willing heart to help make our time there so relaxing.

The four of us love snorkeling and that's what we did about 5 1/2 hours a day. From cliff jumping to floating and looking at God's glorious design in the ocean we all agreed this was the BEST place we could have chosen. The food was authentic and wonderful. Chukka Cove aims to please and they exceeding our expectations big time. I have been to Jamaica 4 times and have now found the place we want to return again and again. The view. The value. The people. It was a superb time and we can't wait to go back to our villa. 😜

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephen, I’m glad you found your special slice of heaven and your new “go to spot” at Villa 1-Chukka Cove! It’s difficult to capture the magnificent views in photos. Not until you’ve experienced Villa 1 Oasis in person that you find how absolutely breathtaking it really is. Thanks for your lovely comments. We look forward to having you and the wives back on your next visit! One Love!
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AMAZING PLACE

  • 4 of 5

Dear readers , Dear owners,

We had a wonderful holiday . The house and the view is magnificent . We did meet great people :

- Carleen : An extraordinary woman , full of love who looked after us very well , we cooked typical dishes

- Ridley : A very endearing old man , full of love also

- Anthony: A young man , very shy , kind, who looked lovely from the garden maintenance

- Clarence : A very nice man who made ​​us discover beautiful places, it was our taxi

We spent an unforgettable holiday , the place is something rare , mixed land and sea of a wild and desert way .

We'll be back one day , that is sure.

We wish you all a great time if you opportunity to go. You can go there , you'll be amazed .

Friends of France

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, it was a delight having your group at Villa 1. Thanks for your kind comments; our location is indeed very rare and special and our staff is just as amazing! Fr: The management and staff of Villa 1.
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Location

Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chukka Cove Polo Club
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Runnaway Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Northcoast High Way, A1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Scotchies
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Chukka Cove
Car: not necessary

Villa 1 sits on the cliffs that were used in the filming of the 1973 film “Papillion” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, and in 1985 Walt Disney’s mini series “Return to Treasure Island” was also filmed at Chukka Cove.

The cliffs were also used in the filming of the recent 2016 Season 20 finale of the Bachelor with Ben Higgins while staying at Brown Shuggah, Chukka Cove!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Runaway Bay, North Coast Jamaica

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer rates
2 Jul 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
£594
for 4 nights
From
£149
 
 
Winter rates1
1 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£746
for 4 nights
From
£187
 
 
Christmas rates
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
£2,826
for 14 nights
From
£202
 
 
Winter 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£746
for 4 nights
From
£187
 
 
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£594
for 4 nights
From
£149
 
 
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£2,826
for 14 nights
From
£202
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£594
for 4 nights
From
£149
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190

Cancellation: If you wish to cancel or change your reservation, the first change is free; all subsequent changes will incur a US$50 charge per change. Deposit will be refunded as follows:
Over 90 days prior to arrival, 100% refund
61-90 days prior to arrival, forfeit 25% of deposit
31-60 days prior to arrival, forfeit 50% of deposit
30 days or less days prior to arrival, forfeit 100% of deposit

25% deposit required to secure booking; the balance payable 30 days prior to arrival and can be paid online by credit card through Pay Pal.

Security deposit is refunded once there are no damages or breakages, fair wear and tear excepted.
Please note forfeited funds will be credited towards a future stay at Villa 1

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Jamaica in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Powder room - Toilet
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon sleeps 1 child
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be put together
  • Master bedroom has a king bed with a futon in the living area that sleeps 1 child/teen while bedroom # 2 has 2 single beds that can be put together. We recommend 4 adults and 1 child/teen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Trish - Our reservation's manager, takes care of all bookings. Originally from Jamaica, now resides in Canada. She's more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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